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    News Real

    SEX, LOVE AND BIOTECH: How do you convey the joys of genetic engineering to a teenager in ecology-conscious Germany? Insert a supplement in the teen zine Bravo Girly, the way Monsanto Germany and several biotech colleagues just did. According to A SE...

    by D.J. Wilson on February 3, 1999
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    Letters to the Editor

    GRACE NOTE To the Editor: The Riverfront Times did a major disservice to Father Carney and the Carney family in their feature article last week, "The Tragic Christian" (RFT, Jan. 27). This is really sad because the article showed a lot of wor...

    on February 3, 1999
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    News of the Weird

    * According to a December report in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, U.S. Rep. Dan Burton of Indiana brings his own utensils to a Capitol barber shop (scissors, comb, electric razor) to have his hair cut. Though no one would say for sure, report...

    by Chuck Shepherd on February 3, 1999
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    Getting Religion: It's Not About the Talk

    "To tell you the truth, I was cynical about the pope coming here," a friend told me this week. "I'm a nonpracticing Protestant, I disagree with just about everything he says, and I thought the whole deal was over-hyped. "But you know what? Even ...

    by Ray Hartmann on February 3, 1999
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    Charting a New Course

    There just wasn't enough room. That's why, this year, there's a new route for the Soulard Mardi Gras Grand Parade. Scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Seventh and Park, the parade will head south on Seventh Street and end at Lync...

    by Michael Kunz on February 3, 1999
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    Love Train - Get on board for a guided tour of matters of the heart --and hormones

    Remember the book and the movie Love Story? I never read the book, never saw the movie, but Love Story was enough a part of the culture in 1970 that there were three things that stuck with me from Erich Segal's melodrama. One: In the movie, ...

    by Michael Kunz on February 3, 1999
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    Bowling for Fewer Dollars - St. Louis is the sport's Cooperstown, but another Walgreens closes the next-to-last alley in the city

    Happy endings are scarce. Most times, all that can be hoped for is a decent severance package. That's all Elaine and Irv Waldmann want as they prepare to sell Carriage Bowl, the 24-lane bowling alley they've owned and operated since 1979. Irv is...

    by D.J. Wilson on January 27, 1999
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    Shelter From the Storm

    If you're alone and confused, is there any way to get some help navigating the maelstrom of an ER? Behavioral Health Response Inc. (BHR) is a nonprofit service funded through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and this is part of their mandate...

    by Jeannette Batz on January 27, 1999
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    The Tragic Christian - Father James Carney left St. Louis to work with the poor in Honduras, putting him at odds with both church and state. Fifteen years after his mysterious death, a new CIA report raises more questions than answers.

    To be killed for my love of Christ would be my greatest joy. -- Father James Francis Guadalupe Carney, from a letter written in 1971 In Spanish, they are known as the desaparecidos, "the disappeared." Father James Francis Guadalupe Carney, a Je...

    by C.D. Stelzer on January 27, 1999
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    Tempest in a Fishbowl - Rigazzi's looks through a beer glass darkly at the Sidney Saloon

    Call it much ado about glassware. Rigazzi's, an established restaurant on the Hill, has sued a new bar/restaurant, the Sidney Saloon in Soulard, over the use of the term "fishbowl." This is not the sort of fishbowl that houses some neurotic, ove...

    by Wm. Stage on January 27, 1999
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    Psychiatric Disorder - In the chaos of the ER, patients with mental or behavioral problems receive scant attention

    One Sunday evening, Eileen Stratton (not her real name) found herself sobbing uncontrollably for no apparent reason. "I was shaking, my heart felt weird, I was getting very agitated and very upset." She called her therapist, who was out of town, and ...

    by Jeannette Batz on January 27, 1999
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    Submission Control

    A week before his fifth "no-holds-barred" submission-fighting match this Friday, Jermaine Andre's talking about what's coming in seven days. Normally, that wouldn't be a part of the plan. "Right now, I'm trying not to think about the fight," he ...

    by Thomas Crone on January 27, 1999
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    News Real

    CONNECTCARE-LESS: Maybe the mayor's crackerjack staff should have started to worry when Ald. Fred Heitert (R-12th) got up not once but twice to speak against the bill that would have put a sales-tax hike for ConnectCare on the April ballot. Heitert c...

    by D.J. Wilson on January 27, 1999
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    News of the Weird

    * Since July, the Totenko Chinese restaurant in Tokyo has been offering the all- you-can-eat luncheon buffet (regularly about $16) to the first 30 diners a day at the price of about 30 cents a minute, measured by a time clock that diners punch when e...

    by Chuck Shepherd on January 27, 1999
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    Letters to the Editor

    PAPAL BULL To the Editor: In the midst of all the papal-visit pomp and circumstance, thank you for having the backbone to publish the other side of the story on John Paul II ("Sins of Omission," Jan. 20). As a non-Catholic, I have often wonde...

    on January 27, 1999
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    The End of the Line for St. Louis Schools - Why a "yes" vote on Tuesday is more important than you might think

    Here are the three best reasons for city voters to reject a sales-tax measure next Tuesday for funding continuation of school desegregation: * You trust that a federal judiciary mined with conservative judges appointed by Presidents Reagan and B...

    by Ray Hartmann on January 27, 1999
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    Coupe Dreams - Actually, even four-door models are fair game as we fantasize about the future of cars

    Most people have a dream car. Well, if not the car, at least the dream. It might be a Mustang convertible, or it could be some sort of souped-up '57 Chevy, or maybe even a Porsche 959, which, according to The Great Book of Dream Cars, went for ab...

    by Michael Kunz on January 20, 1999
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    Dissent Into Hell

    In November, Peter James Cullinane, bishop of Palmerston North, spoke with refreshingly blunt diplomacy when he addressed the pope on behalf of all New Zealand bishops. "In the manner of God's appointed prophets, you have never hesitated to name thos...

    by Jeannette Batz on January 20, 1999
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    Unshakable Dignity

    "Just like you can be a 'cafeteria Catholic,' you can be a cafeteria reader of the Pope," warns Jesuit priest John Kavanaugh. A professor of philosophy at St. Louis University, he's steeped in the same personalism that grounds Pope John Paul II -- an...

    by Jeannette Batz on January 20, 1999
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    Letters to the Editor

    BIRD'S-EYE VIEW To the Editor: I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful article on Avitrol ("Pigeons Dropping," RFT, Jan. 13). Newspapers rarely bother to publish such thorough and well-written stories, especially when the victims are "on...

    on January 20, 1999
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