Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Article excerpt

THIS DAY IN 1985

LANDMARK REOPENS

Union Station reopens with much fanfare as a retail center after a $134 million makeover. On its opening day, 90 of the complex's 123 retail spaces are filled.

HEADS UP

BEAR FACTS

Black bears are making a comeback. The Missouri Department of Conservation offers these guidelines to stay safe in bear country:

Stay alert and avoid confrontation

* Make noise so you don't surprise a bear clap, sing or talk loudly. Travel in a group if possible.

* Pay attention to your surroundings and watch for tracks or claw marks on trees.

* Keep dogs leashed.

* If you see a bear, do not approach it.

If you encounter a bear up close:

* Never corner a bear make sure it has an escape route.

* Back away slowly with your arms raised.

* Speak in a calm, loud voice.

* Do not turn your back to the bear. …

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