St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 11, 1993

1952 . . . a Year to Remember
You might remember Joe Black.Maybe you recall his radio commentaries, or his syndicated newspaper column, "By The Way," in the 60s and 70s. The commentaries and columns were always followed by a trademark footnote about Greyhound bus lines. Black worked...
3 Are Picked for April Induction in St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame
The St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame will observe its fifth year of existence in April by inducting three more members - Rod Susman, Frank Thompson and the late Ed Serrano.The Hall of Fame Festival and induction ceremony will be April 9 at Town & Country...
'92 Births to Illinois Teens Fell to Lowest Level in Four Years
The number of children born to teen-age mothers in Illinois declined last year to its lowest level in four years.Alexander County topped the list; 35.4 percent of the births there were to teen-age mothers.In 1992, teen mothers gave birth to 24,601 babies...
Aimee Mann: Remaking the Past
HOW WOULD you deal with the first record you ever released having been a big hit, but despite continuing increases in quality, everything you've done since then has had to struggle to find a niche in the marketplace?If you were playing in concert, for...
As Missles Go, Marshmallows Seem like a Funny Weapon
A LOCAL LAD whom we shall call just "George" finds himself in a bit of a sticky situation. George, who attends Northwestern University, was recently ejected from his school's football stadium - for throwing marshmallows."They weren't even my marshmallows,"...
Best Buddy Runs Up Bill during Dinner
Dear Ann Landers: Recently, I celebrated my birthday. My husband invited some friends to join us for dinner at an elegant restaurant. It was his gift to me.Everyone knew the evening was our treat. "Tom," my husband's best friend, ordered two rounds of...
Borgia Holds off Spunky Troy 90-81 in Shootout
In Thursday's finale of the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout, the Trojans of Troy, Mo., climbed off the floor and staged an improbable comeback before falling to Borgia 90-81."This game was always in the back of our minds," Borgia coach Dave Neier said. "It was...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS UTILITIES Insurance Firm CEO To Join UE's Board</P><P>Richard A. Liddy, chief executive of General American Life Insurance Co., is joining the board of Union Electric Co., the utility said Friday.</P><P>Liddy,...
Briefs
SPOTTED OWL Restrictions On Logging To Be Eased In Northwest</P><P>President Bill Clinton's administration announced plans Friday to ease logging restrictions near the threatened northern spotted owl.</P><P>The move won praise...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Patch Residents, Businesses Sue Over Gas Explosion</P><P>Six businesses and individuals have sued Laclede Gas Co., Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and the city, accusing them of negligence in explosions that...
Briefs
SPOTTED OWL Restrictions On Logging To Be Eased In Northwest</P><P>President Bill Clinton's administration announced plans Friday to ease logging restrictions near the threatened northern spotted owl.</P><P>The move won...
Cassidy to Be Buried in Country Cemetery
Cassidy Senter, who was kidnapped from a suburban lane and found dead in a littered city alley, will be buried Sunday in a country cemetery south of Fredericktown, Mo.The service will return Cassidy's body to family roots in southern Madison County,...
Chicago Mayor Steps off Old Turf, to Luxury Home
For most of the last 40 years, a Daley has ruled Chicago from City Hall but made his home in Bridgeport, a blue-collar neighborhood of bars and bungalows where the leading industry was politics.So when Mayor Richard M. Daley moved earlier this week from...
Cincinnati Clobbers Cleveland St
Dontonio Wingfield took a knee to the midsection, nearly toppled the scorer's table and scored a team-high 18 points.So what part of Wingfield's performance in No. 20 Cincinnati's 92-70 victory over Cleveland State did coach Bob Huggins like best Friday...
Clinton, Kirkland Have Meeting 1st Talks with AFL-CIO Head since NAFTA Dustup Called `Fruitful'
Setting aside lingering hard feelings over the bitter NAFTA fight, President Bill Clinton and AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland discussed shared goals during a White House meeting Friday.Kirkland, who bluntly criticized Clinton's backing of the North American...
Compatible Tigers Have Chemistry, Need Identity
Nothing personal, Southern Methodist. But University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart is more intent on solving his team's inadequacies than he is with exploiting yours."If you can't play, it doesn't matter who you play," Stewart said. "You won't win,...
Coronation Fsu's Ward Expected to (Modestly) Win Heisman
Sudden glee bulldozed the barriers he erected to shield his emotions. Suddenly, he was a boy playing a game, not a young man of 23 exhibiting that almost eerie total control.Warrick Dunn, his roommate, was racing along a sideline toward the Florida Field...
East Stars No 1-Team Production E. St. Louis Has Some Company
The East St. Louis Flyers, six-time Illinois state champions, saw their stranglehold on the Metro East loosen this fall as other football teams and players emerged in the spotlight.At Belleville East, linebacker Garrett Johnson - hailed by some as the...
Fa-la-la-la-La Malls Are Decked with Boughs of Holly.Among Other Things
HALF A DOZEN women were standing in line recently at an off-price clothing store here when the woman who was third in line stepped out, went over to a nearby bin and picked up a pair of stockings.As soon as her heel had spun, the woman in line behind...
Fine Candidate Slips Away as Devine Fiddles
Bernie Bits:While Dan Devine continues to piddle away valuable time searching for a new Missouri football coach, another excellent candidate has slipped away.The new football coach at South Carolina is Brad Scott, a Florida State assistant with strong...
First-Year Coach Has Lindenwood on Right Track
With a new coach, a recent tournament victory and a string of wins , optimism is stirring in the Lindenwood College men's basketball program.The Lions' outlook was brightened last week when they won the Augustana Invitational in Rock Island, Ill. Lindenwood...
Flattering Outfit for Holiday Occasions
Dear Eunice Farmer: I need big help! I find we are going to several parties during and right after the holidays and I need to make an outfit quickly. I look best in pants. Please give me a suggestion that won't require lining and lots of labor.Butterick...
For Child Safety, Nothing Works like the Buddy System
Children should leave tear gas and other chemical weapons at home - they're dangerous.And don't count on body alarms or whistles for protection.Experts on personal safety and crimes against children agree: The best weapon a child can have is the buddy...
Gas Fireplaces Can Heat Small House Efficiently
Q: I'm tired of the mess left by burning wood in my fireplace.Can I replace it easily with a new remote-controlled gas fireplace? Is a gas fireplace energy-efficient? What are the features that I should look for in one? S.B.A: With new gas fireplaces,...
Hubble Fix Is Sight for Sore Eyes Clinton, Gore Cite Crew for Stellar Job
The Hubble repair crew sent the refurbished telescope back in its orbit Friday to conduct "many, many more years of science," then took a presidential call of thanks.President Bill Clinton congratulated the seven Endeavour astronauts on "one of the most...
Hurt Boy's Parents Sue Dog Owner
The parents of a 3-year-old boy who was mauled by a pit bull terrier in Granite City last May have filed a 16-count suit against the dog's owner, the city and two officials.Carol and Kenneth Pratt filed the suit individually and as the parents of Brandon...
Illinois Will Pick 3, Pick 4 Twice Daily
Illinois Lottery officials say doubling the number of drawings will raise state revenue and be more convenient for players. Critics said Friday that it would take money from the poor and produce more gambling addicts.Lottery officials have decided that...
Inflation Low, Confidence Rises
Americans enjoyed another month of low inflation in November, and their confidence in the slow-growing economy appears to to be surging."What you're seeing is a reflection of the better economic setting in the second half of 1993," said Kevin Flanagan,...
`I Owe These People My Life, Truly' City Honors Paramedics for Saving Lives
Caroline Wilson cannot remember what Mary Simmons and Richard Parks did for her in April. But she won't forget that she is alive today because of it.At a reunion Friday at City Hall, Wilson met the two city paramedics who saved her life that April day."God...
Iu to Fiery Coach: Take a Night Off
Coach Bob Knight was suspended for Indiana's game Friday night against Tennessee Tech because of his conduct during the Hoosiers' game against Notre Dame earlier this week."It has been determined by Indiana University that coach Bob Knight engaged in...
Iu to Fiery Coach: Take a Night off Bob Knight Susnpended; Son Pat Ejected
Like father, like son.While Indiana coach Bob Knight spent the evening in exile, Patrick Knight showed a bit of the family temper Friday night.He joined his suspended coach-father out of the action, ejected for brawling with a Tennessee Tech player in...
Killer of Cassidy Senter May Be Taunting Police Investigators
Cassidy Senter's killer is more than smart - he's brazen.</P><P>That's what some police investigating the death of the 10-year-old said Friday as they pressed to find her murderer.</P><P>Speaking on condition their names not...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
SCOTT OSTLER, writing in Sport magazine, suggests that the phenomenal performances recently by Chinese female runners and swimmers could be a boon for women's sports as a whole."It's sad," says Ostler, "that the most famous female athletes on earth are...
Mshsaa Improves Playoffs' Packaging
Apparently, the Missouri State High School Activities Association is paying a little attention.The MSHSAA released its new football districts for round-robin playoff qualifying the next two seasons. In the past, the association has said it stressed...
New FDA Rules Govern Safety of Tissue Used for Transplants
The Food and Drug Administration, reacting to concern in Congress, issued new rules Friday to guarantee the safety of human tissue and bones used in 450,000 transplant operations in the United States each year.FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler said the...
Odd Informant Captures Ambiguity of `X-Files'
PERHAPS the most interesting new character on television is the enigmatic informant on "The X-Files" (8 p.m. Fridays on Channel 30), a strange but marvelous series that intertwines imagination, suspense and sexual tension.The informant, modeled on Watergate's...
O'neal Leads Way as Magic Romps Past Celtics by 15
Shaquille O'Neal, the National Basketball Association's leading scorer, had 30 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks Friday night, leading the Orlando Magic to a 117-102 victory over the Boston Celtics.Scott Skiles scored 24 points for the Magic, which...
Paramount Case May Thaw Chill on Takeovers
A Delaware Supreme Court ruling putting Paramount Communications Inc. up for grabs thaws a four-year chill in the climate for corporate takeovers, academic and market experts say.Although no one predicts a return to the 1980s' era of corporate raiders...
Partnership Mails Premium Seat Refunds
The checks are in the mail. Really.Boatmen's Bank mailed refund checks Friday to purchasers of club seats and luxury boxes in the premium-seat campaign conducted by the St. Louis NFL Partnership.Robert Wm. Fulstone, executive sales director for the Partnership,...
People
Together: We're about to witness a brief rebirth of THE JUDDS, the mother-and-daughter country act.They disbanded two years ago when mom, NAOMI JUDD, fell ill with hepatitis. But on Wednesday, she'll join daughter WYNONNA JUDD for a Bob Hope TV special,...
Plan Would Shuffle Duties of Guard, Army Reserve
The Army National Guard and Reserve will lose about 127,000 people over the next six years and some units will be disbanded as the nation's backup combat and disaster relief forces reorganize, the Pentagon said Friday."We're here to talk about closing...
Poor Defense? Blues Shoot Down Theory They Say Offense Needs Spark in Form of Housley
Blues winger Brendan Shanahan interrupted a conversation Thursday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and gave friend Craig Janney a pop quiz on the subject matter."Guess what we're talking about?" Shanahan asked.Janney shrugged."What's the topic of every...
Reindict Sen. Durenberger
A federal district court has dismissed criminal charges against Sen. David Durenberger, Republican of Minnesota, ruling that certain documents given to the grand jury that indicted him were privileged. The ruling does not prevent the Justice Department...
Revenge Attack Kills 3 Palestinians
Two men believed to be Jewish settlers fatally shot two Arab brothers and their cousin Friday in the bloodiest of a series of revenge attacks overshadowing the start of the PLO-Israel autonomy accord Monday.The two ambushed the Palestinian laborers as...
Rights Panel Appointment Causes Some Controversy Two Aldermen Oppose Lesbian, Gay-Rights Activist
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved on Friday Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s appointment of 13 members to the city's civil rights enforcement commission.Two aldermen opposed the appointment of Laura Moore, a lesbian and outspoken gay-rights activist.Alderman...
Rockets, Sonics, Hawks Continue Their Torrid Paces
Houston, Seattle and Atlanta are still flying high as befits their nicknames.All three strengthened their claim as the NBA's hottest team Thursday night. The Rockets beat Miami 115-109 in overtime to improve their league-best record to 18-1; the SuperSonics...
Russian Election Looms as Gigantic Task 95,000 Polls, 107 Million Voters, No Voting Machines
IT'S A VAST UNDERTAKING, this first multiparty parliamentary election in Russia - 13 parties, 3,825 candidates running for 628 seats, 95,000 polling stations, 107 million eligible voters and more than 425 million ballots printed, some in three languages.But...
Sapped by Hunger Strike, Kevorkian Attends Trial
Unshaven and appearing weak from an 11-day jailhouse hunger strike, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was wheeled into court Friday to face a charge of helping a woman commit suicide.Supporters applauded as the right-to-die advocate entered the packed courtroom, hunched...
Savy Tips for Shoppers
BEFORE MONEY slips right through your fingers this year, follow these holiday consumer-wise tips and save yourself irritation, time and money.If you must use a credit card, set a reasonable gift-buying budget so that you can pay off the monthly bill...
Smith Has Long List of Questions as He Interviews for Mizzou Job
After holding three major-college head coaching jobs, Larry Smith arrived in Columbia, Mo., well-versed for his interview for the vacant University of Missouri football job."He has pages of questions about things you need to check out about the situation,"...
South Africa's Peacemakers Get Their Prize
A beaming Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and promised to keep working toward a democratic South Africa for all races.The black African National Congress leader and the white president who freed him from prison...
Southeast Missouri Ready to Take Its Chances vs. Mu
Ed Arnzen wins an average of 22 games a season as the basketball coach at Southeast Missouri State, but neither he nor the school can boast of a victory over the University of Missouri.Arnzen and SEMO get another chance today when the Otahkians visit...
Sports Shorts
Capriati Walks Off With Ring, Is Cited</P><P>Tennis star Jennifer Capriati received a citation for walking away from a shopping mall booth wearing a $15 silver ring she was trying on, her agent said Friday.</P><P>The citation,...
Stars Return `Home' to Minnesota, Post Victory over Ottawa
The Dallas Stars proved you can't go home again. And even if you do, you won't get much of a welcome.While their return to Minnesota was successful in a 6-1 neutral-site victory over Ottawa on Thursday night, the Stars barely got a rise out of the crowd...
St. Clair Jury Awards $8.7 Million
A jury in circuit court at Belleville has awarded $8.7 million to a woman from O'Fallon, Ill., in a malpractice suit against Memorial Hospital in Belleville.Court officials said the award made Thursday night was St. Clair County's largest jury verdict...
Store Detecitves Braced for Holiday Rush
IN THE MUSIC department at Venture on South Kingshighway, two older women hover over the bin filled with reduced music cassettes.One woman slips four tapes into her purse, while her mother, who is 79, smoothly drops one into her handbag. Within minutes,...
Symposium Set on Merton's Life, Message `Seven Storey Mountain' Author Remembered
Friends of Thomas Merton are gathered here this weekend to remember the prolific author, poet, mystic philosopher and Catholic monk whose voice still rings strong 25 years after his death.Ron Seitz, a fellow poet and teacher, holds vivid memories of...
Tai Chi Enthusiasts Describe Advantages
Since confessing unfamiliarity with an exercise regimen called tai chi, I have been besieged by mail from enthusiasts. It's properly called "t'ai chi ch'uan," but I'll call it tai chi, if that's all right.Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a videotape titled "David...
Tanker Plane Explodes in Milwaukee, Killing 6
A military tanker jet being serviced for minor electrical problems exploded and burned Friday at Mitchell International Airport, killing six ground crew members.The fire spread too fast to give anyone a chance to rescue the workers aboard the Air National...
The Awful News, Then a Mandate
THE WAITERS in the Hyatt Regency ballroom were clearing the remains of the chocolate mousse when the news broke. Television reporter Karen Foss stood up, elegant as always, in a Christmas-red dress. She asked the women about to leave the annual YWCA...
The Classroom and the Locker Room
Now that the University of Missouri at Columbia is looking for both an athletic director and a head football coach, the university's curators and Chancellor Charles Kiesler should take a close look at the relationship between athletics and academics....
The Road Right through Hell
In the nearly three months since the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, more than 55 Arabs and Jews have died in civil conflict in areas under Israeli control. The deadline for the beginning of Israeli troop withdrawal from the Gaza Strip...
Thomas Fuels Illini with 26, Moves to No. 2 on Career List
The game was a blowout.Illinois rolled past Morehead State 110-75 in the first round of the Illini Classic on Friday night at Assembly Hall.But there were enough subplots to keep a crowd of 13,914 entertained as the 16th-ranked Illini bounced back from...
Too Much Idle Time: Just Sittin' There Coolin' Down the Turbo
Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1992 Volvo 940 sedan. It's equipped with a turbo charger to boost the power of the four-cylinder engine. The owner's manual says the engine should be allowed to idle at least two minutes before shut-off.The problem is the amount...
Um Lifts Ban on S. African Firms Changes in That Nation Spur Curators to Drop 1987 Divestment Policy
The University of Missouri once again can invest in companies doing business in South Africa, the university's Board of Curators decided Friday.The board voted unanimously to cancel a divestment policy it approved in December 1987.c Under the policy,...
Zhirinovsky: One to Watch He Is Called Uninhibited, Charismatic, Xenophobe - Even a Fascist
VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY marched up to the lingerie counter in Moscow's biggest department store, held high a bra and announced that if he were elected to Parliament, underwear would be cheaper.The sales clerks were shocked, and the customers delighted....