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July 30, 1986
McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, elected William E. Cornelius to its board of directors. Cornelius, 54, is president of Union Electric Co., St. Louis.
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August 15, 1995 | From Associated Press
Two big utilities announced plans Monday to buy neighboring power companies, speeding the consolidation of an industry that has found itself fighting for customers. Philadelphia-based Peco Energy Co. is threatening a $3.8-billion hostile takeover of PP&L Resources Inc. of Allentown, Pa. And, in a friendly deal, Union Electric Co. of St. Louis said it has an agreement to buy Central Illinois Public Service Co. of Springfield, Ill., for $1.2 billion.
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August 15, 1995 | From Associated Press
Two big utilities announced plans Monday to buy neighboring power companies, speeding the consolidation of an industry that has found itself fighting for customers. Philadelphia-based Peco Energy Co. is threatening a $3.8-billion hostile takeover of PP&L Resources Inc. of Allentown, Pa. And, in a friendly deal, Union Electric Co. of St. Louis said it has an agreement to buy Central Illinois Public Service Co. of Springfield, Ill., for $1.2 billion.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1986
McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, elected William E. Cornelius to its board of directors. Cornelius, 54, is president of Union Electric Co., St. Louis.
NEWS
March 18, 2000
Robert E. Hillard, 83, who co-founded Fleishman-Hillard, which became the country's largest public relations firm and the fifth largest in the world. Hillard had studied "this thing called public relations, which no one knew anything about" while a student at USC. Alfred Fleishman had been a public information officer in the military during World War II. Soon after meeting, they opened their first office above a Woolworth drugstore in St. Louis in 1946.
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August 24, 1995 | From Associated Press
Colorado's electric utility announced plans Wednesday to merge with a nearby power company in a deal expected to push more cost-conscious electric companies into mergers. Public Service Co. of Colorado is paying about $1.26 billion worth of stock to merge with Southwestern Public Service Co. of Texas. The combined company would serve Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Kansas.
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February 9, 1985 | BILL CURRY, Times Staff Writer
The gas company cut off service to Nelda Anderson's house for non-payment in April of 1983, so when a cruel cold spell fastened its grip on St. Louis the following winter, her 2-year-old granddaughter and 4-year-old grandson, who live with her, suffered severe frostbite. Bitter weather has descended on the city again this winter--temperatures in the last week have not gone above freezing.
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July 31, 1993 | JUDY PASTERNAK and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Feasting on floodwaters, the Missouri River rose faster and higher on Friday than had been anticipated, its crest skimming the tops of the few levees still standing and quickening the pace toward a fateful rendezvous with the Mississippi River just north of this city of more than 400,000 people. Moving up three feet in 24 hours, the Missouri and two feeder creeks transformed the state capital of Jefferson City into a near-island, cutting off access from the north, east and west.
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