St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 20, 1994

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2 Firms Sign Up Voters Pro-Gaming Effort Draws Fire from Amendment Foes
Two firms hired by the pro-gambling campaign registered almost 25,000 new voters across Missouri in the month before registration closed Oct. 12.City Election Board Executive Director Janice Trigg said she could not estimate how many new voters have...
2 Heiresses Sue Lawyer Also Name Mercantile in Loss; Fbi, IRS Said to Be Investigating
Two heiresses of old St. Louis shoe money have sued Clayton lawyer Robert H. Mohme and Mercantile Trust Co.Jeanette Rand Mitchell and her sister, Helen O. Rand, allege that they lost more than $1.5 million from their trust accounts. They accuse Mohme...
After Losing to Jeff City Last Year, Angels Make Team Title Top Priority
St. Joseph's Academy swept the individual titles at last year's girls state tennis tournament, but the big one got away. The Angels lost 5-4 to Jefferson City High for the team championship, so their objective is clear as the tournament begins today...
A Fun House of Feelings on Canvas Chicago Painters Evoke a Full Range of Emotions
INSTEAD of "House of Painters," this exhibition could have been titled "House of Fun." It's a ride carrying the viewer through a fun house of imagery evoking emotional responses ranging from hysterical to resolutely flat.Curator Carol Hodson has gathered...
Air Quality Is No Coughing Matter for Some States, EPA Finds
The air in 43 metropolitan regions, home to nearly 100 million Americans, is still failing health standards, although air quality in general is improving, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.The EPA, in its annual assessment of urban...
Aldermen Approve Bill to Ban Junked Vehicles
O'Fallon aldermen accepted no roadblocks in a bill to get junkers out of yards, streets and carports.On Tuesday, the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a bill to let the city cite residents who leave abandoned or inoperable vehicles in open areas...
Americans Give, Volunteer Less, for Charities, Says Poll
Despite positive economic trends, American households are giving less money to charities and volunteering less of their time than during the recession of the late 1980s, a new study indicates.Among the 73 percent of American households that gave last year,...
Aristide Wants Goverment of `Rich and Poor'
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide blamed his right-wing foes Wednesday for street violence, and he promised a new government of the "rich and poor."But in his first news conference since the U.S. military restored him to the National Palace, Aristide...
A River Too Shallow?
The Army Corps of Engineers, which has, over the years, developed a number of fine projects benefiting our region, has come up with a lemon. Its proposal for managing Missouri River water flows is a political football that should be rejected.By disrupting...
As Notre Dame Sinks, World Stands Taller
In the garden of secret delights, few things beat passing a stretch limo with its hood up. Or a Rolex wearer asking for the time. Or noticing a Grey Poupon stain on a designer necktie.Unless it is Notre Dame as a candidate for the Weed Whacker Bowl.Every...
A Sphere of Flame, Then Screams, Sobs Blast Rips through Busy Shopping District
They boarded briskly, singly and in pairs, paying their $1 fare and taking one of the 50 seats on the red-and-white bus idling at the central bus station.Most were dressed in shirt sleeves or light dresses. It had rained overnight, and some carried umbrellas,...
A Triumph for Patient Diplomacy
The United States and North Korea appear finally to have reached an agreement ending their conflict over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. The deal they struck should curtail nuclear proliferation.After lengthy negotiations building on Pyongyang's...
Background Check Genealogical Society Conducts Seminar to Teach Residents How to Find Their Origins
Some residents of Jefferson County learned how to delve deeper into their family history by attending a recent genealogy seminar that was part of Northwest Jefferson County Library branch's Family History Month.Joe and Jeannine Preston, co-presidents...
Bar Italia: A Taste Sensation in the Central West End
`GOOD things come in small packages," they say, but when you think about it, those good things - like diamond rings or car keys - also have to come out of the small package before they can be properly used or admired. Those who dine at Bar Italia would emphatically...
Barton & Sweeney Widen Horizons Tulsa Duo Trying to Build Following Here
MARK SWEENEY, who along with guitarist George Barton forms the Oklahoma-based folk-rock duo Barton & Sweeney, mentions a modest reason for wanting to build a following in St. Louis."We're trying to develop that area," said Sweeney, who grew up in St....
Best Show in Town Clemens' Volleyball Bears Too Good to Miss
Most local sports fans don't personally follow the bouncing volleyball of coach Teri Clemens and her Washington University Bears.It's women's sports. It's non-scholarship Division III. It's not televised.That neglect is a shame. Not for Clemens' crew,...
Big 12 Plan Downplays a Rivalry
The fledgling Big 12 Conference laid out Wednesday a tentative football schedule that would have the traditional rivalry of Oklahoma and Nebraska lie dormant for two years in a four-year cycle.The Big 12 begins football play in two divisions in 1996....
Board Ready for Vote on Five-Year Plan
The Parkway School District Board plans to vote Nov. 10 on a new five-year plan.Six committees have been looking in recent months at how the district has performed under a five-year plan adopted in 1988.The committees, made up of teachers, parents and administrators,...
Bomb on Bus Kills 20 in Israel Explosion in Tel Aviv Wounds 48
The terror at the edges of the Middle East peace process exploded Wednesday when a bomb on a city bus killed 20 people and turned a bustling street into a scene from a slaughterhouse.The attack, the worst in Israel in 16 years, wounded 48 people, two...
Books on Tape
"THE HOT ZONE" By Richard Preston (3 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster, $17)</P><P>Fact can be stranger than fiction. Moreover, it can be a whole lot scarier, especially in the case of those strange and deadly submicroscopic organisms...
Briefs
MissouriHOUSING AUTHORITYAgency Gets A New Executive DirectorBrenda Drain-Williams, a 10-year veteran of the St. Louis Housing Authority, is the agency's new executive director.The agency's board of commissioners appointed Drain-Williams, 36, to succeed...
Briefs
WorldNORTH KOREANuclear Agreement To Be Signed FridayNorth Korea announced today that it would sign the nuclear agreement with the United States on Friday.The statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry was North Korea's first official confirmation...
Briefs
MissouriHOUSING AUTHORITYAgency Gets A New Executive DirectorBrenda Drain-Williams, a 10-year veteran of the St. Louis Housing Authority, is the agency's new executive director.The agency's board of commissioners appointed Drain-Williams, 36, to succeed...
Bruce to Coach Arena Club Former Ohio Stater Teams Up with GM Otis, an Ex-Buckeye
Earle Bruce finally has made it to the Show-Me State, albeit 120 miles east of his original destination.In 1984, he was interviewed for the University of Missouri football job that eventually went to Woody Widenhofer. In 1988, he unsuccessfully tried...
Cancer of the Pancreas: Uncommonly Incidious
Dear Dr. Donohue: Cancer of the pancreas is a vicious type of disease, as I've never heard of a case that responded favorably. Also, it apparently attacks at younger ages than most cancers. What symptoms are there to alert a person to the presence of...
Channel 30 Chooses Canadian for Anchor
CANADIAN Jim Wicks is the first anchor announced for Channel 30's news operation, which makes its debut in January. Wicks is currently anchor and managing editor at CKY-TV in Winnipeg, Manitoba.Wicks' bio says he was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and...
Chrysler Plans Vietnam Plant
Chrysler Corp. plans a joint venture in Vietnam to assemble and eventually manufacture Jeeps, pickup trucks and other vehicles, a company representative said Wednesday.The company hopes to sign an agreement with a Vietnamese partner within six weeks,...
College President Samples Dorm Life Yes, Students Still Enjoy Pizza Parties, He Discovers
Suppose you're a new college president. Your wife is out of town visiting one of your children, both of whom are away attending other colleges.What do you do in their absence?James M. Dennis, the new president of McKendree College at Lebanon, had a novel...
`Contract with America' Doesn't Add Up
Three hundred Republican candidates for Congress - incumbents and aspirants - stood on the steps of the Capitol the other day and signed a "Contract with America," which promises tax cuts, spending increases and a constitutional amendment requiring a...
Council Seat Up for Grabs Race Is Gop's Only Chance to Gain on Democrats
A FORMER DEMOCRATIC activist is the Republican Party's sole hope this year of cutting into the Democrats' majority on the St. Louis County Council.The GOP convert is Mark Brodsky, 39, a lawyer running in the 3rd District. In the primary race, he...
Edgar Has Big Lead over Netsch, New Poll Says
Gov. Jim Edgar maintained an impressive lead over Dawn Clark Netsch in a newly published poll of Illinois voters as the rivals prepared for the first of two televised debates.The Democratic challenger was plainly trying to force the Republican governor...
Edgar Leads in Poll Democrat Netsch Lags Far Behind Illinois Governor
Gov. Jim Edgar maintained an impressive lead over Dawn Clark Netsch in a newly published poll of Illinois voters as the rivals prepared for the first of two televised debates.The Democratic challenger was plainly trying to force the Republican governor...
Edwardsville Strikes Back, Seeks Automatic State Berth
Only diligence and resolve kept optimism astir on the Edwardsville High football team last month.Amid a teachers strike, no one could predict when school would start, much less when helmets would crash. Edwardsville forfeited games to Highland and Carbondale,...
Entertainer Martha Raye; Known for Raucous Style
Martha Raye, who clowned her way into the hearts of generations of moviegoers and U.S. troops with her boisterous brand of comedy, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 1994) after a long illness. She was 78.Miss Raye, who sparkled on screen, stage, radio and television during...
E. St. Louis Gets OK to Issue Bonds State Agency Gives OK for $25 Million Issue
A few years ago, the city government of East St. Louis was so poor it couldn't pay employees, pick up its trash or even hang on to ownership of its City Hall. The city even missed a payday one Christmas.But the city has made strides over the past three...
Eveready Seeks New Way to Recycle Batteries
Eveready Battery Co. is working on a new method for safe, low-cost recycling of household batteries.Eveready, a subsidiary of Ralston Purina Co., says a pilot recycling plant could be in operation within two years. Widespread recycling could be in place...
Fans of African Violets: They're Hooked on Hues
They're not just violet. They can be pink, white and blue. Even yellow.But just about everyone who grows them agrees on one thing: "It's an addiction. It really is."Those are the words of Becky Nunes, 30, a medical lab technician.African violets are...
Fantastic Idea: Setting Budget, Living with It
Barry Packer takes great pleasure in managing entries in various national fantasy leagues.It sure beats the alternative - running a sports franchise in the real world. Baseball is on strike. The National Hockey League is in a lockout. The National Basketball...
Farm Agency's Plan May Have Few Changes
The U.S. Agriculture Department's reorganization plan, under review by Secretary Mike Espy, probably will not stray too far from an end-of-term Bush administration proposal that would have closed 11 field offices in Illinois, agency officials say.Serving...
Feisty and Formidable Femmes
IT TAKES a strong woman to sit by and watch her husband take heat from Congress. But Jurate Kazickas knows a thing or two about strong women.Kazickas, the wife of former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, joined ABC's Lynn Sherr in tracking down...
First Woman Treasurer Will Be Elected Nov. 8
A man has always been the Illinois treasurer, but that changes Nov. 8.For the first time since Illinois became a state in 1818, voters will pick a woman, either Nancy Drew Sheehan or Judy Baar Topinka, to invest the state's money, about $6 billion a...
Flower Bed and Bored? Some Hints Can Help a New Interest to Sprout
Tired of that old flower bed? Have your perennials gotten so perennial they're boring? Has your annual distaste of messy crab apples reached its limits? Here are some tomes of change that may pique your fancy."Landscaping with Container Plants," by Jim...
Foley's Contest a Gauge of Anti-Incumbent Fervor Wide Array of Opponents Keeping Up the Pressure
"He ought to go back to D.C. where he belongs.""Be nice. That's our Tom Foley."Wandering through cookouts and parties during a campaign swing, House Speaker Thomas S. Foley left a trail of debates that punctured the pre-game hoopla of Washington State's...
Food for Thought Restaurateur Bommarito Serves Up Rules for Successful, Classy Eatery
Vince Bommarito, St. Louis' renowned restaurateur, worked a roomful of lunchgoers Wednesday and charmed them with the simple rules of his successful trade.About 115 listeners at the St. Louis Mercantile Library downtown snacked on chicken salad sandwiches,...
Four Proposals on the Missouri Ballot
Five proposed constitutional amendments and one statutory measure will be on the ballot in the Nov. 8 election. Four of the proposals are discussed today. The other two, Amendment 6, to authorize games of chance, and Amendment 7, to impose revenue limits...
Fresh Start Ex-Diving Star Tries to Put Tragic Past Behind Him, Get on with Life
The present. That is where Bruce Kimball tries always to live. He tries always to concentrate on his girlfriend and his closest circle of friends, on his studies at Illinois-Chicago and his part-time job at a South Side law firm, on his myriad responsibilities...
Frontiers Program Finds Adherents in Classrooms, Scouts Participants Learn about Forests, Wildlife, Conservation
The Missouri Conservation Frontiers Program is catching on in classrooms and scout troops around the state.The program teaches participants about state forests, fish and wildlife, encourages outdoor activities and provides awards, said Patti Redel, conservation...
Gambling Backers Pay Firms to Register Missouri Voters
Two firms hired by the pro-gambling campaign registered almost 25,000 new voters across Missouri in the month before registration closed Oct. 12.City Election Board Executive Director Janice Trigg said she could not estimate how many new voters have...
Guardsmen Traverse Floodwater to Help Texans Victims Retrieve Little That Wasn't Damaged
The sun shone Wednesday for the first time in four days as hundreds of National Guardsmen drove boats and big trucks through filthy, waist-deep floodwater to reach people driven from their homes.As the rain stopped, people in this city 40 miles north...
Hancock II Stalls Action on Summer, Kindergarten Plans
Jennings School District officials are considering all-day kindergarten and summer school for next year. But they will postpone a decision on the programs until Missouri voters have their say Nov. 8 on Hancock II.Superintendent Terry Stewart told School...
Hancock II Threatens Projects, Officials Say
If it passes on Nov. 8, the Hancock II amendment could wipe out millions of dollars in sales tax revenue that Jefferson County is relying on to build a new courthouse and other facilities in Hillsboro, say county officials.The County Commission has earmarked...
Harness-Racing Horses Switch Tracks Amish People Snap Up Retirees to Pull Buggies
FROM BRIGHT lights and the thunder of crowds to a quiet life with unpretentious people, former harness-racing horses are changing their pace.Standardbreds - because of injuries or disappointing records - are finding themselves hitched to Amish buggies.It...
Head Injury Spurs `Week of Hell' Zumwalt South Player Has Brush with Death
Jerry Hollingsworth had just stepped off the green at the 18th hole at Bogey Hills Country Club last week after finishing a round of golf with his fellow insurance men.His pager beeped, and he recognized his neighbor's telephone number. So he stepped...
Hip Elegance from Alfaro
IT'S BECOME almost a matter of course for young designers to make their names by going kitsch crazy or by churning out depressing, dour design as a metaphor for society on the skids.Well, Victor Alfaro may be only 29, but he's light years removed from...
Hummels Painter to Demonstrate Process for Making Figurines
Apple-cheeked Hummel children sculpted in a variety of natural poses have symbolized an idealized childhood for 60 years. The hand-crafted, hand-painted figurines adorn collectors' curio cabinets from Berlin to Wentzville. The Hummels are manufactured by...
If Fungus Attacks Clematis, It's Time to Cut Your Losses
Q: Two years ago my husband built a pagoda and we planted a purple clematis on each side. It was beautiful and full of blooms this year. Then the vines started to turn brown and looked dead, so I cut away some of the vines. I suppose cutting into the...
Imagine Washington Decorating
THE IMAGE OF George Washington surrounded by wallpaper swatches and pattern books is not one commonly associated with the father of our country. But curators at Mount Vernon believe Washington had a thing for decorating and selecting furniture.He was...
Inspections Help Close Drug Houses County Tactical Team Accompanies Police, Cites Fire, Electrical Violations
Breckenridge Hills officials have grown weary of raiding drug houses only to have them back in business a short time later. So they have added building inspections to their battle plan in fighting drug dealers.Two structures repeatedly found to house...
In the Spotlight
Jason ChambersLindbergh football playerYear In School: Senior.Height: 5 feet 11.Weight: 200 pounds.Position: Fullback/Linebacker.Statistics: In Lindbergh's 34-31 victory over Lafayette, Chambers scored four touchdowns, including a game-winning 3-yard run...
IQ Statistics Aren't Dangerous; What's Done with Them Is Washington
I am trying to remember the first time I learned that Asians have higher IQs than whites and blacks have the lowest of all. I think I was in college. I certainly knew these facts by 1971 when Richard J. Herrnstein published a now-famous article on the...
Judge Asks TV to Cool It on Simpson Book
Concern about pretrial publicity in the O.J. Simpson murder case mushroomed Wednesday as the judge asked broadcasters to hold up interviews with the author of a new book about Simpson's former wife and defense attorneys asked that the trial be delayed...
Knee-Length: Designers Have a Weird Idea about What's New
HONK IF YOU'RE ready for a brand-new hemline.What, no takers?You aren't bored with skirts so short they need matching underpants? - or so long you run over them with the casters on your office chair?Designers are.For years now they've been telling us...
Knicked No More Healthy Bonner Shows His Net Worth for New York
At the end of last season, it was easy to lose sight of Anthony Bonner's value to the New York Knicks. He struggled with nagging injuries, including a strained groin and a pulled abdominal muscle. Worse, when the Knicks decided during the playoffs that...
Lady Lions (11-1) Pass Two Tests, Face More
The Lindenwood College women's soccer team just keeps getting better and better."We're real happy with the way we're playing right now," first-year coach Tim Champion said. "We're playing with a lot of confidence right now. We're playing hard and we're...
Letters, like Leaves, Pile High in the Fall
FALL HAS FELL, and your letters have been piling up on the desk like the leaves in my front yard. Before my quarterly desk-cleansing ritual, let me share a few.Kate F. was concerned about "the marginalization of women as expressed through Boatman's...
Listen to the Music, Asks Courtney Love Singer Eager to Break out of Noteriety
I can't remember if I cried When I read about his widowed bride.</P><P>COURTNEY LOVE'S rock status changed with the jarring blast of a shotgun last April. The point was made clear by Tori Amos, for one, who instead of singing Nirvana's...
Maynard and Miles: Interlude at Birdland
WHEN IT COMES to the power trumpet, Maynard Ferguson has few peers. He hits those top notes like a high jumper who can clear that last, seemingly impossible leap with discernible daylight between body and bar.Listen, for example, to the soaring treatment...
Mediator Sets Rules, Plans Separate Talk with Each Side
A 40-day break, a lost World Series and a new mediator changed nothing in the baseball talks in Washington.Owners expressed hope. Players were neither optimistic nor pessimistic. And no positions shifted."There was no substance discussed today at all,"...
Menlo Smith's Bucks Fuel Anti-Gaming Drive
ONE FOR THE MONEY: Tycoon Menlo Smith, topper of Sunmark Capital Corp., so far is the biggest contributor to Missouri Citizens for Life and Liberty, the anti-gambling group that is fighting the proposed constitutional Amendment 6. To date, Smith has...
Mongeau's Head Is Back in Game with Rivermen
Michel Mongeau is back, but not quite to normal.The former Blues forward has returned to the Peoria Rivermen lineup after recovering from reconstructive facial surgery. Mongeau suffered multiple fractures Feb. 27 when Cleveland Lumberjacks defenseman...
Moon Ready for Rematch against Pack
Warren Moon had a frustrating debut as quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, thanks to the Green Bay Packers.They intercepted three of Moon's passes - two were catchable balls that bounded off receivers' hands. Green Bay linebacker James Willis caught...
Morning Briefing
Phone Customers Will Get CreditsSouthwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s home telephone customers will get credits of $2.11 to $3.50 next month as part of the settlement of an incentive regulation plan that ended last year.Business customers will get credits...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The concept of the aging fighter is nothing new in boxing. Hearken to this date in 1965, when SUGAR RAY ROBINSON took on Father Time.In 1954, Robinson retired at age 34, having won the middleweight title on five occasions. But 11 years later to the day,...
Mu Lineman Unafraid of Ups, Downs Junior from Jeff City Learns from Critics, Still Enjoys the Ride
As long as he can remember, Steve Martin wanted to design and erect his own roller coaster."Not anything specific," said Martin, who planned to study engineering. "Just one roller coaster. That's it."He promptly scrunched up that academic blueprint,...
Mums Evoke a Fond Memory
CHRYSANTHEMUMS always remind me of the late Jim McMillan. Jim and his wife, Harriet were the founders of Rolling Ridge Nursery in Webster Groves, now operated by their sons.When I lived in Webster, I sponsored a young man from Hanover, Germany, who became...
Netsch Defends Tax Plan Democrat Spars with Gov. Edgar in Debate on TV
Ardent White Sox fan Dawn Clark Netsch stepped up to the plate herself in desperate need of hitting a home run to put her lagging campaign on the scoreboard in Wednesday night's debate against Gov. Jim Edgar.The Democrat swung furiously trying to connect...
New Bridge Delayed as Tests Determine Accident's Damage
Drivers will have to wait, probably until next spring, to cross the new $2 million bridge over the River Des Peres linking St. Louis and Lemay and connecting Alabama Avenue and Lemay Ferry Road.A construction accident last month pushed back the opening...
Nhl Refund Policies Emerging; Players Plan Charity Game
The only movement in the National Hockey League labor situation these days seems to be players moving to Europe and Brian Burke moving around North America.The lockout reached its 19th day Wednesday, increasing to 105 the number of games called off....
No Cat's Got the Tongue of All These Complainers
Dear Ann Landers: Your notion that cats make good pets because they don't annoy the neighbors missed the point completely. Undoubtedly, you have lived your entire life in an apartment building. Otherwise, you would see cats in a totally different light.I...
Note Worthy Symphony Plays Compositions from St. Louis Schoolchildren
Offstage at Powell Hall, five elementary students poked each other in the ribs excitedly.They were hearing their own melodies, blended into an original work, performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. It was a heady moment for Heather Beasley, Andrew...
Officials Plot to End View over Cemetery
Velda City officials have no control over an overgrown cemetery in neighboring Hillsdale, but they are considering helping their residents to avoid looking at it.The entrance of Greenwood Memorial Cemetery is in the 6500 block of St. Louis Avenue in...
One-Time Gain Boosts Monsanto Earnings for 4 Units Fall, or Remain Flat
Monsanto Co.'s third-quarter profit rose by 22 percent, but this increase was caused by a one-time gain, the company said Wednesday.Without this gain, net earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30 would have been flat. Revenue rose by 3 percent to $1.9...
Pacs Have Big Role in Races; So Do Personal Fortunes
SOMEONE AT the American League of Lobbyists luncheon Wednesday wondered whether campaign strategists cared if their candidates spent a lot of their own money running for office.The strategists, David Dixon and Maria Cino, looked at each other and smiled."If...
People
Turns out that OPRAH WINFREY can't stand the sight of blood.She joined 30 other people this week in walking out of "Interview With The Vampire" because of its gore. "I believe there are forces of light and darkness in the world," she says, "and I don't...
Phantom Helps Spread the Wealth
HALLOWEEN trick or treating is a chancy business.You hold out your bag and hope for the good stuff: Snickers, Skittles, Baby Ruths and Reese's.But you could get anything: cheap suckers, generic jawbreakers, or even worse, apples and sugar-free gum. Ugh....
Plan for New Garage Wins OK for Lot near Lambert Field
Park 'N Fly's garage near Lambert Field may have some competition from an adjacent lot.The Edmundson Board of Aldermen approved a plan last week for Quik-Park to build a garage on four acres to the northeast of Park 'N' Fly, which is at 4610 Airflight...
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:FATAL ACCIDENTSSt. Clair County: Rollen Roberson, 62, was killed Wednesday when his...
Pop Life Urban Savages Part Ii: A Candle-Lit Affair
Modern Primitives: Guadalupe Sounds, specialists in underground entertainment, will present "Urban Savages, Part II: Under the Bridge," a multi-media, candle-lit performance from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Oct. 29 at Felix's Coffeehouse, 1405 Washington Avenue, downtown.</P><P>Maria...
Prairie Restoration Urged Ecology Expert Cites Midwest Landscape Treasures
Stephen Packard thinks the Midwest's flat-as-a-billiard-table landscape compares favorably to the cathedrals of Europe and the pyramids of Egypt.The prairies and savannas are older, he says, and are at least as deserving of loving restoration."They're...
Preservationists Can Enjoy Garden's Bounty Year-Round
The ancient rite of preserving the summer harvest is still widely practiced.But the subject always seems to provoke debate about what produce should be canned, dried or frozen. In some kitchens, the discussion is even more basic: Should we preserve garden-fresh vegetables...
Profit Record Boosts Mac Stock Military Sales Cited
McDonnell Douglas Corp. reported record earnings for the third quarter, which kicked the company's stock up by $4.12 1/2 a share Wednesday on Wall Street.Military sales accounted for most of the increase in profit, company officials said, with commercial...
Pro-Gambling Camp Pays Firms to Sign Up Voters
Two firms hired by the pro-gambling campaign registered almost 25,000 new voters across Missouri in the month before registration closed Oct. 12.Most of the registrations - about 14,000 - were collected in St. Louis by a firm owned by Myrtle Bailey,...
Public Resources and Immigration
Californians always seem to be producing lurid courtroom battles, digging out from natural disasters or voting on ballot initiatives that are supposed to rattle the crockery clear to Rhode Island. The San Andreas fault is quiet at the moment, but along with...
Quebec and Canada Not Likely to Split, Historian Says
A historian from Montreal said here Wednesday that for all the talk of divorce, Quebec was likely to stay married to Canada.The historian is Desmond Morton; he heads the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, a part of Montreal's McGill University.Morton...
Race for St. Clair County Clerk Is Heating Up Montalvo, Flood Pull No Punches
The impending retirement of St. Clair County Clerk Janice D. Delaney has set off a fierce battle for the post between Republican candidate Sue Montalvo and Democratic candidate Sam Flood, both of Belleville.In newspaper advertisements and campaign literature,...
Rain, Small Crowd Fail to Dampen Award Celebration
Teachers and administrators at Ferguson Middle School didn't let a little rain or a small turnout stop their celebration last week.Their school was named a School of Excellence in the program for National Drug-Free, Violence-Free Schools this summer,...
Real Danger from Toy Guns
The decision by Toys "R" Us stores to remove realistic-looking toy guns from their shelves moves the discussion of gun control to a different level. Tragedies, such as the recent death of a 13-year-old Brooklyn boy who was shot and killed by a policeman...
Recordings
"WHIP-SMART" Liz Phair (Matador/Atlantic)</P><P>Liz Phair had a lot to prove with her second album. Rarely has so much been written about someone whose output is so small.</P><P>On the strength of last year's "Exile in Guyville"...
Residents Relish 1st Win in Battle against Developers
A group of residents that wants to curb development along Wild Horse Creek Road won a small, wedge-shaped victory this week after its spirited presentation to the Chesterfield City Council.Council members decided that a .6-acre, wedge of ground will remain...
Seeing Action TV Photographer, Editor Views Life through Clear Lens
As a photographer and videotape editor for a St. Louis television station, Tony Chambers has found himself at a lot of murder scenes in dangerous neighborhoods.But it was a sporting event in Toronto that yielded one of his scariest moments.Chambers,...
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