St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 1, 1994

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18 Heroes: Neither Fire nor Ice Made Them Give Up
Jeremy Nagel likes talking about how he intervened to save a friend from two teen-age thugs - and took five bullets in the neck and back. He just wishes his friend would talk about it - or at least thank him.Nagel, 17, was one of 18 people from the United...
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80 Years: Central Institute for the Deaf Celebrates by Sharing
CENTRAL INSTITUTE for the Deaf is celebrating 80 years of service to the community, nation and world.On a chilly Thursday evening, April 21, at the institute's school on Taylor Avenue, organizers raised a big white tent with sides down on the parking...
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8th Annual Fishing Fair June 11 at Busch Conservation Area
One of fishing's greatest attributes is its broad appeal. Almost everybody enjoys fishing.That's why fishing is the country's No. 1 participation sport when all age groups and both genders are counted. No other participation sport, and certainly no spectator...
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A Clear Insight into World Affairs
Richard Nixon was one president of whom it could never be said "Richard, we hardly knew ye." He was the most thoroughly psychoanalyzed president - perhaps public person - of our time. Yet he was no riddle. His problems were deep but as ordinary as they...
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A Cute Dimple New Bat Is More Aerodynamic, but Is It Legal?
Leave it to a frustrated Red Sox fan to try to liven up baseball by modifying the bat.But Jeff Di Tullio, a 31-year-old aerodynamics instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, insists he's not out to help just the Old Towne Team.The Sox,...
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American Express Offers Seniors Discounted Card with Hidden Assets
SEEMS THAT SENIOR travelers want the same thing as the girls in the Cyndi Lauper song; they just want to have fun.American Express says it discovered this through customer feedback and has set up Senior Memberships and a Just for You program to accommodate...
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Appeals Court Rules Press Can Be Forced to Provide Evidence
THE NOTION that journalists have a privilege against giving evidence in criminal trials is "clearly contrary to well-settled law," a state appeals court has ruled.Media lawyers said the 5-4 ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals could have a chilling...
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At the Theater
In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe: Final week to see Eric Overmyer's strange, bleak, sometimes funny and sometimes frightening play about bigots in action through ghost-writers in a large publishing house. Fine work from all, especially Debbie Dawson...
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Back to the Future
IT TOOK A YOUNG PUNDIT from Missouri to ask all the right fashion questions."We find ourselves slightly stuck in the middle of the road, like opossums caught in the headlights, not knowing whether to go forward or back," wrote Michael Morse, a Kansas...
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Blood Bank Romance for the Right Type
Romance came to the blood bank. The scent of love, rubbing alcohol and free pizza was in the air. Everyone was feeling Rh positive."How much trouble can you get into at a blood bank?" said Joanna Adamson, blood type B-positive. "This place seems so innocuous."It...
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Blues Grade out at `C" and It's Not for `Cup'
The St. Louis Blues' Class of '94, the last graduating class at The Arena, proved once and for all that money can't buy happiness.Or Stanley Cups.Management put together the best team money could buy, throwing millions hither and yon in splashy deals...
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Blues Put Focus on Missing Links Hierarchy Looking at Pieces for Puzzle, Not an Overhaul
After the Dallas Stars completed their sweep of the Blues in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs a week ago today, captain Brett Hull was asked how far away the Blues were from contending for the Stanley Cup."Apparently, not very close...
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Brawl Mars Atlanta's Win over Miami
A brawl broke out late in the third quarter of Saturday night's National Basketball Association playoff game between the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks, resulting in three ejections and a seven-minute delay in the game. Atlanta won the game 104-86, evening...
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Briefs
MISSOURI CHESTERFIELD Westfall Wants County To Buy Airport Terminal St.</P><P>St. Louis County plans to spend $1 million to buy the terminal building at Spirit of St. Louis Airport from its private owner and $1.9 million to expand...
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Briefs
WORLD YEMEN Mediator Helps Stop The Fighting</P><P>The threat of civil war in Yemen receded Saturday as northern and southern armies halted three days of heavy fighting after an Egyptian mediator met with leaders of both sides.</P><P>An...
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But Not Forgetting Joy Swift Says She's Forgiven the Man Who Killed Her Children. ...but She'll Fight to Keep Him in Prison
SIX YEARS AGO, Joy Swift placed a call to the Missouri Penitentiary in Jefferson City with a request to visit inmate William Patrick Dyer."Are you on his visitor's list?" the woman who answered inquired."No, ma'am," Swift responded. "I've never visited...
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California Burglary Victim Won't Call Strike Three
It looked like an open-and-shut case.A police officer spotted Donald R. Brown breaking into a parked car in San Francisco and walking away with an armful of clothes.With a string of felony convictions, Brown looked like a sure candidate for California's...
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Cat Stock Reflects Rust Belt Rebirth
As an investment opportunity, Caterpillar Inc. is evolving into a pretty good buy.Shares in the farm equipment company have soared more than 120 percent in the last two years to above 111. Even with rising interest rates spearheading concerns that capital...
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Cfl Gets Thumbs Up in Survey
These are the worst of times for St. Louis football fans. Abandoned by Bill Bidwill, rejected by the NFL expansion committee, avoided by the New England Patriots, they see a quarter of a billion-dollar monument to football rising before their eyes...
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Cfl Gets Thumbs Up in Survey One Reader's Cry: `To Hell with Nfl'
These are the worst of times for football fans in St. Louis. Abandoned by Bill Bidwill, rejected by the National Football League expansion committee, avoided by the New England Patriots, they see a $250 million monument to football rising downtown. But...
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Checking Up on 3 with HIV Who Spoke at '92 Conventions
One is struggling with the disease, another is reveling in its remission, while the third is healthy, but she wonders how long she'll stay that way.The three HIV-positive speakers at the 1992 presidential nominating conventions are now in different places...
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City Housing Official Undecided on Search Plan Director Going to Meeting on Clinton Crime Proposal
If he wants to know why so many public housing residents here feel terrorized by violence, Victor De La Cruz - executive director of the St. Louis Housing Authority - needn't look any further than the reports that pour into his office.His statistics...
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Comments on the Cosmos Wheeler Turns Science Fiction into Special Songs
FOR her current album "Driving Home," singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler decided to turn her lifelong fascination with science fiction - particularly the novels of Arthur C. Clarke - into a song.So she set her imagination drifting among the moons of Jupiter,...
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`Confederate Widow': Bright Comedy with Dark Heart
A FLACK for one of the TV networks, calling last week to promote a sweeps-month movie, noted proudly, "And it's not based on reality." Imagine that - imagination winning out over true crime and diseases of the week.Now carry the concept further: Imagine...
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Constantine Helped Put Bite in San Jose Sharks
"Be real! Be teal!" is flashing on the message boards around San Jose Arena. The game hasn't started yet but the Big Shark, Kevin Constantine, is already pacing behind the players' bench, arms folded, jaws furiously grinding on his ever-present bubble...
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Counting Begins in S. Africa; Anc Takes Lead Party Gets 45% in Early Returns
The African National Congress surged into the lead early Sunday as election officials started counting millions of paper ballots in South Africa's first all-race election.The vote is expected to sweep in ANC leader Nelson Mandela as president of a new...
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Counting Begins in S. Africa; Anc Takes Lead Party Gets 53% in Early Returns
The African National Congress surged into the lead early Sunday as election officials started counting millions of paper ballots in South Africa's first all-race election.The vote is expected to sweep in ANC leader Nelson Mandela as president of a new...
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Counting Begins in S. Africa; Officer Predicts 60 Pct. Landslide
The African National Congress surged into the lead late Saturday as election officials started counting millions of paper ballots in South Africa's first all-race election.The vote is expected to sweep in ANC leader Nelson Mandela as president of a new...
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Couriers Can Stay in Touch New System Keeps Tabs on Deliveries
Dispatchers at courier companies play a guessing game that goes on seven days a week, 24 hours a day.They're constantly guessing where couriers are in relation to packages that need to be picked up or delivered.If they guess right, the courier closest...
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Courtroom Drama That Never Was
LEGALLY SPEAKING, the sentencing of 19-year-old Christopher Santillan Friday morning was a very routine affair.Two months ago, the former Country Day student was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his best friend, Vinay Singh....
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Crash in Qualifying Kills Formula One Rookie
Roland Ratzenberger, a rookie driver from Austria, was killed Saturday trying to qualify for what would have been his second Formula One race, the San Marino Grand Prix.After 10 years in Formula-3000 and Japan's tourist championship, Ratzenberger, 31,...
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Deaths Elsewhere
WILLIAM S. WHITE, 88, World War II correspondent, political reporter, columnist and Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer, died Saturday (April 30, 1994) in Louisville, Ky. He had suffered a stroke about eight years ago.Mr. White joined The Associated Press...
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`Def Comedy' Goes Too Far
I'VE GOT TO admit to having tuned in to "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam" on HBO more than once.I first watched it because the show offered exposure to many black stand-up comedians, exposure they don't often get elsewhere.But after tuning in, I'm tuning...
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Deflating the Myth of Marxist Heroism
Russia Under The Bolshevik RegimeBy Richard Pipes587 pages, Knopf, $35IT HAS been 20 years since Richard Pipes published his "Russia Under the Old Regime," still widely used as an unconventional textbook of Russian history before 1917. His "Russian Revolution"...
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Derby Will Be the Big Test for Holy Bull
No one knows exactly what Holy Bull is at this point, a one-dimensional speed horse who will be sizzled to a crisp in the sport's most frenetic race, or a great horse. Which is just fine; it makes this Kentucky Derby more interesting and more fun than...
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Deriving Hope from Dreams Stories of Asian-American Life
Cultural RevolutionBy Norman Wong224 pages, Persea Books, $19.95THE INTERWOVEN stories of four generations of a Chinese-American family comprise Norman Wong's impressive first book, "Cultural Revolution." Divided into three sections, the brief opening...
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Down by the Station in Prairie Du Rocher
ROUND & ROUND WE GO: Residents of Prairie du Rocher, Ill., must love their old Union Pacific Station. Otherwise, why would 700 townies turn out at $30 a head for a fund-raising dinner for a station museum? The railroad has already sold the station to...
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Egyptians Angry over Corruption among Officials
Slipping a government clerk a little cash to navigate the bureaucracy is a way of life in Cairo, but even some Egyptians are stunned by what's been reported lately.Two men, each of whom used to be interior minister - the country's top law enforcement...
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Ersatz MTV Germans Challenge the American Icon's Hold on Rock
THE SMELL of German food pulls you off a dark Berlin street and into a late-night snack shop, where you order salty bockwurst sausage and fresh beer. As you wait, your gaze is drawn by a bizarre music-video drama unfolding on a screen behind the counter:...
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Fans Flocking to See Jordan with Barons
Twanna Brown of Montgomery, Ala., gave her baseball-playing son, Marquan, 11, the ultimate surprise - a 110-mile trip to watch the Birmingham Barons play.Brown said she hadn't considered the trip until a certain former basketball star put on a Barons...
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Firms' Mood Is Upbeat but Health-Care Plan Is a Worry for Many
St. Louis' small businesses are generally optimistic about the economy and about their own industries, a new survey shows.But a clear majority - 72 percent - fear that their medical care costs will increase with a Clinton national health insurance plan."Like...
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Former Mav Harper Has a New Start with Knicks
For Derek Harper, the hardest part of being traded was telling his three children. The deal took place Jan. 6, forcing Harper to leave his family in Dallas until the children finished the school year.How would Harper break the news? He grabbed the newspaper,...
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Former Official Criticizes `Hancock Ii' Tax Amendment Could Mean $1 Billion in Cuts, He Warns
THE TOP BUDGET officer under former Gov. John Ashcroft has concluded that if the Hancock II constitutional amendment becomes law, the state will have to make dramatic cuts in services.Hancock II would force $1 billion in cuts from the state budget in...
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Garden Guru Can Help You with Gadgets
Got a fertilizer problem?Need your seeds spaced out?Want some full-to-overflowing mounds of flowers in your yard this summer?It's that time of year again, when gardeners are dying to improve their lots, literally.And Steve Dobbs, a virtual guru of gardening...
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Graduations Are Not Planned Just to Gather Gifts from Friends
IS IT AN AFFRONT to admit to having finished school?A lot of huffy people who have received graduation announcements or invitations to graduation parties seem to think so.As Miss Manners recalls, the traditional response to such a mailing was something...
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Great Leftovers: Nobody Wants Them
PHYLLIS DILLER used to talk about her idea of a perfect world - a stove that flushed.The woman was a prophet.If all the leftovers and the contents of doggy bags were laid end to end, they would span the Pacific - including Marlon Brando.Americans' hearts...
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Gulf War Syndrome Not from Chemicals, Analyst Says
U.S. troops were not subjected to chemical or biological attacks during the Persian Gulf War but might have been if they had advanced on Baghdad, a military intelligence official says.Dennis Ross, an analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency, told...
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Headline on Singapore Story Offends Some in Scouting
AN ARTICLE about the strict laws in the island state of Singapore appeared last Sunday, written by reporter Virgil Tipton. It came in response to the sentencing of teen-ager Michael Fay to a caning for his vandalism in spray-painting autos, among other...
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Heart Valve Problem Creates Blood Insufficiency
Dear Dr. Donohue: Do you have anything on valvular heart disease, specifically something called "aortic insufficiency"? My doctor has been checking me out twice a year since 1988 because of this diagnosis. I am now 65, and just retired.Think of the heart...
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Helping Hand
Springboard to Learning has received a $600 donation from the Ralston Purina Co.Plaza Home Mortgage Bank of California has donated $2,600 to the Health Care for the Homeless Coalition of Greater St. Louis.Girls Incorporated of St. Louis has received...
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He Shuns Tv; Book Doesn't `Widow" Needed to Be Miniseries
ALLAN GURGANUS, author of "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," doesn't own a television set to watch the CBS miniseries drawn from his acclaimed novel.But he recognizes that his 718-page book, whirling across more than than 100 years of history...
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Hidden Gems: Exploring the Smaller Museums in New York
MOST EVERYONE who visits here knows about the Museum of Natural History, or the Guggenheim, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art.But have you seen the Forbes Galleries? Or the New York Transit Museum? They're among the little, off-the-beaten-path places...
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Hiring Boom Forecast in Autos
About half the autoworkers at the Big Three car manufacturers will retire over the next five years, forcing the companies to hire huge numbers of new workers for the first time in two decades, experts say.University of Michigan auto researcher Sean McAlinden...
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Hockey & the Arena through the Years
One by one, Arena employees came to say goodbye to Blues publicist Susie Mathieu after the team was eliminated last Sunday from the National Hockey League Western Conference quarterfinal playoffs by the Dallas Stars.If everything stays on schedule, the...
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House Committee Moves to Simplify `Nanny Tax'
The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to simplify Social Security tax requirements for domestic workers.This is the "nanny tax" that tripped up Zoe E. Baird and several other potential nominees to top federal jobs when it turned out that they...
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House Panel Moves to Simplify `Nanny Tax'
The House Ways and Means Committee has voted to simplify Social Security tax requirements for domestic workers.This is the "nanny tax" that tripped up Zoe E. Baird and several other potential nominees to top federal jobs when it turned out that they...
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How Teachers Spend Their Vacation
TEACHERS LOOKING for ways to spend a summer abroad might want a copy of Travel Options: For Educators Only, published by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The booklet includes offers for reduced air fares to Europe, Asia and Latin America,...
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`INCORRIGIBLE' AT 10, SUSPECTED ROBBER AT 16 Series: JUVENILE INJUSTICE Sidebar Story
IN THE LAST SIX YEARS, 16-year-old Donald H. has landed in juvenile court 27 times. No one who knows him doubts that he'll be back again.In the early days, he was called incorrigible. More recently, complaints accuse him of assault and armed robbery.Often,...
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India's `Jail Goddess' Cleans Up Tough Prison
A year ago, Tihar Central Jail was India's toughest prison, a cesspool of drugs and gang wars, of corruption and extortion by both guards and powerful inmates.Then the "jail goddess" came along. These days, thousands of inmates gather in clean, tree-shaded...
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Invitation to Istanbul Baths, Bargains and Bargaining Don't Have to Take You to the Cleaners
ISTANBUL IS SO INVITING.Shopkeepers posted outside, beckoning "Yes, please, come into my shop. Very cheap. Very good leather (or gold or dishes or rugs). Let me help you spend your money."Restaurateurs doing likewise. "Good feesh, good lamb. Very good...
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Italy's Lurch to the Right
Is the naming of Silvio Berlusconi as prime minister a step out of or a step deeper into Italy's political crisis? Mr. Berlusconi was the surprise winner in Italy's recent elections in which voters thoroughly repudiated the mainstream parties, the Christian...
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It's Time for a Rematch of Murphy Brown vs. Ozzie and Harriet
In many ways, sports are conducted in a much more serious and responsible manner than politics. When Barry Bonds goes diving for a line drive in left field, he's not just showing off for the folks in the grandstands. He means to catch that baseball....
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Killer Says He's Sorry
BILL DYER says he's unsure when he began to feel the first pangs of remorse for murdering George and Joy Swift's four children.It took longer than a year, he said. Dyer's file at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific contains this notation...
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Kisser of Castro Reviled
Police are protecting a former Democratic candidate for Congress who received death threats after the telecast of a videotape showing her kissing Cuban President Fidel Castro at a reception in Havana.The woman, Magda Montiel Davis, a Cuban-born lawyer,...
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Kite, Maggert, Heinen Share Lead in Houston
Tom Kite birdied the final hole Saturday to forge a three-way tie after three rounds of the Houston Open, having lost his 2-shot lead to a charging Jeff Maggert and a faltering Mike Heinen.Kite finished with a 1-under-par 71 for a 12-under 204 total,...
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Late Boom Spells Cards' Doom
Turnaround is fair play, if not especially pleasant play.After stealing two games from Houston in late innings at Busch Stadium last weekend, the Cardinals were stung by the late-inning bug Friday, losing 4-3 to the Astros in 10 innings at the Astrodome."(Rene)...
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Leyritz's Two Homers Keep a's Reeling 7-5
Jim Leyritz hit two homers, lifting the New York Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.It was the Athletics' 12th loss in a row - their longest skid in 16 years. The streak is two losses short of the Oakland record set in 1977.Jimmy...
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Many Historians Doubt Claims in Ex-KGB Official's Memoirs
SEVERAL historians and scientists question the memoirs of a former KGB intelligence official.He charges that three top U.S. scientists involved in designing the first atomic bomb in the early 1940s provided secret information to help the Soviet Union...
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Mcgovern: Stop-Start to Stardom
`I'VE never wanted to be associated with a certain character or type of character," Elizabeth McGovern says wryly. "But audiences and producers like to know what they're paying for in advance. Which sets up a conflict of interest right there."Promoting...
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Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff always likes to pay homage to the men and women who do ground-breaking research of sports absurdities. One of these public servants is Sports Illustrated scribe JOHN GARRITY, who penned a wonderful new book - America's Worst...
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Nature Wins; Israel Refloods Drained Swamp
Water coursed through the ancient path of the Jordan River for the first time in four decades, racing to reclaim a swamp from the failed meddlings of man."Look at that water lily," said Giora Shaham, an engineer acting as nursemaid to the rebirth of...
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Newcomer Noonan Is a Perfect Fit with Rangers
Brian Noonan is remarkably unremarkable. There aren't a lot of nights when you're tempted to marvel, "Look at Noonan skate! Look at Noonan shoot! Look at Noonan work!"Rather, the 28-year-old right wing appears to blend into the crowd. And since he comes...
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NFL Wannabes Keeping Their Eyes on Anaheim
John Shaw likes to stay out of the public eye. He claims he isn't very quotable anyway. Yet, much to his befuddlement, he's one of the most requested sports interviews in Los Angeles these days. "Isn't this Stanley Cup playoffs and NBA playoffs time?"...
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No April Fool, Ozzie's Not Worried about Slow Month
The St. Louis area saw lots of rain last month. But for Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith, it was another dry April.In his 17th big-league season and 13th with the Cardinals, Smith took a .192 batting average into April's finale Saturday night. He batted...
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No Hint of Lame Duck Mars Slatkin's Command
Leonard Slatkin took to the Powell Hall podium on Friday evening for the first time since announcing, in several installments spread over a period of a month and a half, that he will exchange his music directorship of the St. Louis Symphony for that...
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No Need for Term Limits
Sen. David L. Boren, Oklahoma Democrat, has announced he is retiring to become president of the University of Oklahoma. He is the ninth senator to announce his retirement this year. Forty-four House members have also said they will not run again. Before...
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North and South Residents Hoping Mayor Can Make It Happen
PERRY WILKERSON, 79, and Dolores Deatherage, 65, live half a city apart. But they share the same hopes and fears for St. Louis.They say that Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. needs to address the issues of crime, kids and cleanliness. Not necessarily lofty concerns,...
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Notes & Calendar
A guide to outdoor recreational activities this summer in St. Louis County parks is available free at recreation complexes around the county. To get one by mail, send 52 cents worth of unattached stamps and your name and address to: St. Louis County...
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Nothin' Doing Mcdonald's Fights Girl, 9, over Slogan
The McDonald's Corp. contends that Joanna Amron, a third-grader and budding inventor, deserves no break today. In fact, she's the target of a "Big Mac Attack."Joanna, 9, of Syosset, N.Y., is listed as the inventor of a basketball game, Patent No. 5,163,680....
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Officers Call Tough Areas Home Policemen Get Incentives to Live Where They're Needed Most
Imagine never leaving work. Now, imagine that work requires you to confront gang members, break up fights and arrest killers - and remember, these are your neighbors.That's a perilous scenario, but it hasn't stopped police officers from volunteering...
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One St. Louis Classic Meets Another
If there is such a thing as perpetual motion in the St. Louis area, it just might be called Jose Sosa.Sosa, the chief cook at the venerable Nantucket Cove, never seems to wind down, even on a relatively slow night at the West End fish house."I clean...
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On the Trail of a Murderer Thriller Unfolds in 19th-Century
The AlienistA novel by Caleb Carr493 pages, Random House, $22ABOUT that word: "Alienist" is late-19th-century parlance for "psychiatrist." And about that title: "The Alienist," in this case, is Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, M.D., who practices in New York in...
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Parents' Crusade Produces Tough Law for Alabama Boaters
A couple whose children were killed in a boating accident turned their grief into a grass-roots campaign that produced the nation's first law requiring adults to pass a test to operate a motorboat.The parents, Robby and April Roberson of Midfield, Ala.,...
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People
The Relationship Roundup:</P><P>Another royal marriage has collapsed. LISA MARIE PRESLEY, 26, daughter of The King, is calling it quits after six years and two kids with musician Danny Keough, 30. Says the princess: "Friendship was more...
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People
The Relationship Roundup:Another royal marriage has collapsed. LISA MARIE PRESLEY, 26, daughter of The King, is calling it quits after six years and two kids with musician Danny Keough, 30. Says the princess: "Friendship was more suitable for us than...
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Pga Club Pros to Descend on Ozarks
The PGA Club Professional Championship, the largest pro golf tournament in the world, for the first time in its 27 years will not be played in Arizona, Florida, California, Georgia or North Carolina.Instead, it will be played at the Lake of the Ozarks,...
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Pilot's Cry in Crash: `It's Over!'
Moments before a China Airlines plane crashed while landing in Japan this week, one of the pilots called out, "Oh, it's over! It's over!"A transcript of the cockpit voice recorder, released Saturday by the Transport Ministry, dramatically shows the panic...
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Pirates Sign Parrish as Backup for Slaught
The Pittsburgh Pirates, desperate for a backup to take some of the catching load off of Don Slaught, signed eight-time All-Star Lance Parrish off the Detroit Tigers' Class AAA roster on Saturday.The Pirates were not required to compensate the Tigers...
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Play It Again: Cards Fall 15-5 Birds Extra Bad on Saturdays vs. Astros
The Houston Astros conducted a youth clinic before Saturday night's game at the Astrodome. The Cardinals might have done well to attend.In their ugliest performance since the previous Saturday, the Cardinals endured two errors, two hit batsmen, a wild...
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Play It Again: Cards Fall 15-5 Birds Extra Bad on Saturdays vs. Astros
Another Saturday night and we ain't got no pitching . . .For the second Saturday in succession, the Houston Astros clubbed the Cardinals 15-5. The third largest regular season crowd in Astros history, 49,927, witnessed the debacle at the Astrodome. Houston...
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Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: HOMICIDESFerguson: The Major Case Squad had no suspects or motive Saturday in the...
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Predictions Go South as Rates Go North
The recent runup in interest rates has taught a lot of people a lesson about the perils of prognostication.As is so often the case with market events, the upturn in rates caught most of the experts by surprise. True, many of them predicted a gradual...
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Prom Night: Putting on a Pretty Face Shouldn't Cost Millions
EVEN ON PROM night, a little makeup goes a long way in giving teens a special glow.Beauty experts say today's look is one of less, not more. So the more natural the makeup, the more modern the look."In talking to teens, we find their goal is to look...
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Proms Are over at Alabama High School, but Protests Continue
The two proms are over, and the bright lights of the TV cameras have faded from this quiet country town in east Alabama.So what's next for the county high school whose principal had threatened to cancel the prom because of interracial dating?"Only time...
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Quayle Ponders His Image as He Weighs His Future the Ridicule Hurts, Ex-Vice President Says
DAN QUAYLE HAS spent a lot of time in the last 18 months thinking about Murphy Brown, the loss of the White House and how he became the most ridiculed politician in modern American history.But what weighed most heavily on his mind the other morning was...
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Rain's a Pain at Earth Day Fair Day 2 Should Be Warmer, Sunny
There's only one word to describe Saturday's weather: blah.And few places were more miserable than Forest Park, where the 1994 Earth Day festival was going on - sort of.A meadow where fairgoers usually picnic had been transformed into a temporary lake,...
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Rating X (for Extremely Confusing Hollywood Movie Rulings)
THE Motion Picture Association of America's Code and Rating Administration will tell you its only objective is to provide parents with a system to determine whether a movie is suitable for kids.A lot of other people, however, will tell you the MPAA simply...
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Reunions
Caledonia, Mo., High: Alumni are planning a reunion for May 14. Information: 839-1217.Central High School: The classes of 1960 through 1972 are planning a reunion for July 30. Information: Ron West, 928-4543, or Pat Brannon, 664-8000.Christian Brothers...
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Rival Leaders Take Steps in Cooperation
When Meshack Hadebe, the local African National Congress leader, heard of voting irregularities, he drove straight to the home of Sipo Mlaba, his counterpart from the rival Inkatha Freedom Party.They worked out their differences - Mlaba had some complaints...
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Rwanda Rebels Close Border Guards Had Left Posts, Allowing 250,000 to Flee
Fleeing weeks of ethnic slaughter in Rwanda, 100,000 men, women and children trudged into neighboring Tanzania on Saturday, lugging sacks of food, mattresses and cooking utensils along a narrow road.Behind them, rebels closed the border, trapping tens...
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