Deaf Education: St. Joseph 1st with Full Accreditation
Berger, Jerry, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
SCHOOL DAYS: With all the downbeat news about Central Institute for the Deaf, it's refreshing to learn that our town's St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf has become the first and only school of its kind to receive full accreditation by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS). The organization accredits private mainstream elementary schools and high schools. . . .
There is a sudden rash of eating disorders among students at the prestigious John Burroughs School, confirmed headmaster Keith Shahan. He noted a recent story in The New York Times that described an epidemic of both anorexia and bulimia among students. "The same exists here, because we have a student body that is highly motivated and we tend to have more perfectionism - traits that are linked to the disorders,"' said Shahan. "It's a concern here, and we've brought in counselors. We're also trying to learn more about the problems." . . .
Meanwhile, for the near-perfect Churchill School, the Brighton Agency and Corley Printing are blasting out a fat catalog for the May 18 auction at Grant's Farm to benefit the Churchill scholarship fund. Among the 400 items are a BMW from Plaza Motors and a Caribbean cruise. Big Lou Susman, former rainmaker for Thompson Mitchell (now Thompson Coburn), who heads the Chicago branch of Salomon Brothers, chipped in four courtside seats for a Bulls game. And sports agent Jim Steiner donated tickets and a hotel room for next year's Super Bowl in N'Awlins. Local donations include a Markway-built playhouse and seats to the presidential debate (Bill Clinton vs. Bob Dole?) on Sept. 25 at WashU.
PHLASH! Anthony F. Sansone confirmed at Portabella Friday night that he has acquired 20 acres at 3200 South Kingshighway, once the American Can Co. site, to construct another Sansone Group shopping mall. With Sansone was his son and daughter-in-law, newlyweds Doug and Molly Sansone.
SLEEPLESS IN ST. LOUIS: Joe and Nancy Robinson of South County are the proud parents of triplets born recently at Barnes Hospital. The babies are named Mark, Luke and John. That's the gospel truth. They weighed in at about five pounds each and are doing fine. So are mom and dad, who are missing a little sleep. Joe's an Ernst & Young manager; Nancy's a Boatmen's Trust Co. accountant.
BEJEWELED: The old-money crowd here also participated in the auction of Jackie O items at Sotheby's. …