St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 7, 1994

2 in Fraternity Admit Beating Man Who Died
Two men charged in the death of a fraternity pledge Feb. 15 told police that they and others punched and kicked the victim until he collapsed, according to court testimony Friday.The statements were read during a hearing on the evidence against three...
3,000 Bell Workers Get Day off to Rally for `Superhighway' Bill
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. is giving 3,000 employees the day off on Monday to come to Jefferson City to lobby for an "information superhighway" bill the utility supports.Most of them will come from the St. Louis area.The employees will be joined...
40 Years Ago, Battle Lifted Vietnamese Communists' Rout of French Army at Dien Bien Phu Foreshadowed American Debacle
The battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 was a key moment in the history of Vietnam, the first major shock to a series of Western armies that thought they could overcome Vietnamese nationalist and communist forces. On the 40th anniversary, AP Special Correspondent...
$9 Million Lesson: Spend the Money to Save Complex
IT STRUCK ME as absurd that housing activist Bertha Gilkey is looking for $9 million, probably from the federal government, to save a dilapidated, Depression-era, low-income housing complex. Why dump taxpayers' money down this particular rat hole, even...
A Family in Aerobic Rhythm
THIS IS National Fitness Month - do you know where your body is?Is that it, lying on the couch? Or is it still slouching at the breakfast table?Get up and MOVE! You only have 24 days left!OK, you can rest a few minutes more while you read this. I...
A Good Flood Result
Congress has begun to reform the federal flood insurance program with a bill that requires mortgage lenders to do what they were supposed to have been doing all along. That is, Congress now wants to ensure that all mortgaged dwellings in flood-prone...
Anc Bargains to Distribute Cabinet Posts Mandela Seeking `National Unity,' Not `Hollow Shell'
The African National Congress announced its first Cabinet choices Friday - a mixture of former guerrillas, former prisoners and one outgoing president.Six days after counting started, and 10 days after voting began, the Independent Electoral Commission...
A Night of Solos for Symphony Orchestra Members
FOR the last half-dozen years or so, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has reserved a program near the end of the season as a showcase for members of the orchestra. Repertoire on these occasions almost always involves multiple soloists, and so little...
Area Amateurs Share Funds with Branch of Special Olympics
Most non-profit groups run fund-raisers to keep themselves in business. Boxers, as we all know, are a little different.More proof came last week. The non-profit St. Louis Amateur Boxing Association banged out a benefit dinner show before a sellout crowd...
As Phils Struggle, Daulton Still Keeper of the Zoo
A few months ago, some baseball experts predicted a demise in the City of Brotherly Love. They said this would be the season when the Philadelphia Phillies and catcher Darren Daulton experienced an abrupt fall.While the Phillies have thus far cooperated...
Ballot in November to Feature Two Constitutional Amendments
Illinois voters will decide in November if child sex-abuse victims should be allowed to testify using closed-circuit television instead of meeting their alleged abuser face to face.They also will be asked to support another constitutional amendment that...
Boatmen's Buying Mortgage Firm Vaults to Top 30 in Home Loans
Boatmen's Bancshares plans to become a power in the home lending business by buying a big Memphis mortgage company.St. Louis' biggest bank said Friday that it will pay the equivalent of about $155 million for family-owned National Mortgage Co. The move...
Bonner Finds Success in Knick of Time
'Twasn't long ago that Anthony Bonner was a mate without a team, a player without a payroll.The sorry Sacramento Kings had just drafted Duke hero and hard-working playmaker Bobby Hurley. And the Kings, with minimal or no maneuvering room under the National...
Boston's Nixon Uses Head as Well as Bat
Trot Nixon is only 20. But already he is making difficult decisions, and he hopes people understand."Being my first year in pro ball, the pressure has been more than I really would want," said Nixon, who plays for Boston's Class A Lynchburg, Va., squad....
Boyfriend's Attitude Destroys Friendships
Dear Ann Landers: I'm in love with a wonderful man who loves me with all his heart and treats me like gold.The problem is his attitude toward others. "Rod" can be extremely judgmental and opinionated. His political views are radical, and he never misses...
Breakfast Aims to Foster Trust for Mu, Blacks
Bernie Bits:Demetrious Johnson had a positive idea: a breakfast meeting to re-open meaningful communication t among the University of Missouri athletic program and prominent St. Louis African-American high school coaches and media.Johnson, a former Mizzou...
Briefcase
St. LouisManagementMoog Automotive Picks New PresidentJohn F. Collins, vice president of sales and marketing for Cooper Automotive, has been named president of the Moog Automotive operation of Cooper Industries Inc.Moog Automotive, based in St. Louis,...
Briefs
MissouriUNIVERSITY CITYBoard Reverses Vote On PrincipalSandra McPherson-Wayne will remain as principal of the McNair Sixth Grade Center in University City.The University City School Board voted two weeks ago to fire McPherson-Wayne, who is black.The...
Briefs
WorldJAPANRevisionist Remark On War Causes FurorJapan's justice minister retracted his statement that Japan was not an aggressor during World War II. But his about-face Friday did not quiet demands he step down or end a furor among other Asian nations.After...
Briefs
IllinoisBELLEVILLEJaycees Give 3 Awards For Distinguished ServiceThe Belleville Jaycees honored a retired auto mechanic, a police officer and a teacher this week at its yearly Distinguished Service Awards program.Edward Winkeler, retired secretary-treasurer...
Budget Vote Boosts F/a-18 Program, Slows C-17
The House Armed Services Committee gave a lift to McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s F/A-18 Hornet attack fighter program in St. Louis but slowedthe company's troubled C-17 airlifter in the $263 billion defense budget plan it approved late Thursday.The military...
Built for Battle: Characteristics of Assault Rifles
What makes an assault rifle so different? Here, in nutshell form, are some of the differences.Size. Typically, assault rifles are smaller and lighter than the traditional military rifles they replaced. For example, the fully loaded M-16 weighs 8.02 pounds...
Cards Stroll Past Mets in 9th Four Walks Gift-Wrap 3-2 Victory
In an illustrious career spanning 10 years, New York Mets relief pitcher John Franco hasn't exactly had Bob Tewksbury control. But he wasn't Mitch Williams, either.Franco normally walks a hitter every two or three innings - but certainly not two in an...
Ceramic-Filled Paint Helps Insulate House
Q: I am considering painting my house with the same type of insulating paint used on the space shuttle. Can this paint really lower my utility bills? Also, can I roll it on like ordinary paint? - G.B.A: You are referring to ceramic-filled paint, and...
Channel Changer Britain, France Get First Look at Tunnel Link
Queen Elizabeth II and President Francois Mitterrand of France zipped through the Channel Tunnel on Friday, formally closing a geographic gap that had split France and Britain since the last Ice Age.Mitterrand compared Europe's greatest engineering project...
Charles Osgood Finds Show a `Terrific House'
WHEN he took over for Charles Kuralt on CBS News' "Sunday Morning" last month, Charles Osgood compared his TV inheritance to a really terrific second-hand suit. It might sag a little here and be a bit snug there, but it was still a great outfit.Today,...
Chavez Is 3-1 Favorite to Avenge Only Defeat
Frankie Randall doesn't want to be known only as the first man to beat Julio Cesar Chavez.But that may prove to be his legacy unless he can beat Chavez again in their super-lightweight title rematch tonight.Randall was a 14-1 underdog when he defeated...
`Clarification' Paved Way for E. St. Louis Manager
LaMar D. Gentry, East St. Louis' new city manager and Carl E. Officer's former top aide, promised in 1988 never again to work for that city, as part of a plea bargain to reduce a felony charge.But more than four years later, Chief Circuit Judge Stephen...
Clinton Sets New Rules for U.S. as International Peacekeeper
President Bill Clinton has signed off on extensive new guidelines aimed at making U.S. involvement in United Nations peacekeeping operations more selective and better run. He acted after the political uproar over the operations in Bosnia and Somalia.White...
Compromise Clears Path for Utility Bill
Over pasta and salad in Sen. John Schneider's Capitol office, a bipartisan group of senators hashed out a compromise Thursday night, as Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. lobbyists waited anxiously in the hallway.The maneuvering was over a bill allowing...
De Klerk, Mandela Ally Will Be Deputies
Outgoing President F.W. de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki, an ANC foreign policy veteran, will be deputy presidents in Nelson Mandela's first Cabinet.Many nominees are veterans of the African National Congress, Communist Party officials and former political prisoners.The...
Demand for Guns Shoots Up Dealers Say Sales Brisk in Wake of House Action
One day after the House of Representatives voted to ban 19 brands of assault weapons, the hunt was on among St. Louis area gun dealers.Even though the ban has yet to go into effect, dealers said Friday that many of the targeted weapons already are growing...
Early Exits by Starters Hurt Cards Watson Ko'd in 6th, Loses to Mets 8-1
Virtually all one needs to assess the Cardinals' starting pitching is this fact: In the first 26 games, one of which was a tie, Cardinals starters have failed to get through the sixth inning 12 times. Six of the 14 other games were pitched by Bob...
Faith Plays a Greater Role on Tv; `Prime Time Is on the Right Track'
The main characters explore questions of faith as if their beliefs mean something.A minister talks to his flock about sin and forgiveness. A schoolteacher asks God's help in reaching a student. A Quaker character berates herself for using the threat...
Fay Bloodied by Flogging, Father Says
Michael Fay is in continual pain, his buttocks covered with bloody slashes 24 hours after a caning in Singapore, his father said Friday.Quoting a U.S. consular official who visited his son, George Fay said in a telephone interview that Michael Fay, given...
Fay Bloodied by Flogging, Father Says U.S. Officials Who Saw Victim, 18, Says He's in Pain and Mild Shock
Michael Fay is in continual pain, his buttocks covered with bloody slashes 24 hours after a caning in Singapore, his father said Friday.Quoting a U.S. consular official who visited his son, George Fay said in a telephone interview that Michael Fay, given...
Field Ready to Take a Ride on a Mudslide
On the morning before the shootout, Jimmy Croll watched Holy Bull step out of Barn 41 at Churchill Downs for his final workout, peered at the overcast sky and said that not even rain could keep his horse from streaking through the 120th Kentucky Derby.But...
Football Flunky `a League' Won't Make the Grade
First, NBC gave us the "A Team." Now, there are reports circulating that CBS is in the laboratory with something called the "A League."The "A League" is really a B League. It is a professional football league, financed by major corporations, designed...
Gacy Loses 3 Appeals in Courts Mass Murderer's Lawyers Vow to Continue Fight to Halt Execution
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy lost three court appeals Friday aimed at blocking his execution Tuesday, but his lawyers promised to go back to court this weekend."We knew it was going to be a long, busy weekend anyway," Gacy attorney John Greenlees said...
Gunman Is Found Guilty in Killing of Elizabeth Decaro
A man hired for the contract killing of Elizabeth Decaro of St. Charles County was convicted Friday afternoon of first-degree murder. The county prosecutor is asking for the death penalty.A jury of eight women and four men took less than two hours to...
Gun Vote Shows Parallel between Foes, NRA Money
Senior members of Congress who have received donations from the gun lobby for many years were overwhelmingly opposed Thursday to a federal ban on assault-style weapons.But younger members - many in their freshman term - who have not received campaign...
Gym-Dandy Comaneci, 32, Still an Acrobat
When Nadia Comaneci defected from Romania in late 1989, she was doubly startled at the reaction she stirred in Americans.She was shocked that anyone remembered her.She was even more shocked that everyone expected to see the Nadia of 1976, the doe-eyed...
Heavy Metal Helps Daly Shoot a 64 Bellsouth Leader Shaves Strokes as His Iron Play Fits Him to a Tee
John Daly learned a lesson three years ago when he made his only other appearance in the BellSouth Classic."You have to keep it in play on this course," Daly said Friday after posting an 8-under-par 64 to build a 2-shot lead over Nike Tour player Brian...
Hull, Shanahan, Joseph among Nhl Favorites 3 Blues Get High Grades in Poll of Coaches Picking 13 Winners
Opinions, opinions.Fans and reporters who follow the National Hockey League have a lot to say about their favorite players.But what about the men who coach the players?During the 1993-94 season, we asked the 26 head coaches in the NHL to give us their...
Inactive Husband Needs to Get Aerobic Message
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband is 66. I simply cannot get him moving. When he became retired, he translated it to mean total collapse. He equates retirement with total body rest. I swim, jog and feel great. He is as inert as a lump of coal. How can I convince...
In a Straw Vote, Stray Feline Might Back Tabasco Cat
Tabasco Cat has one dedicated supporter who won't make it to the betting window. He's Tonto. The cat. A real cat.Trainer D. Wayne Lukas says the fat calico cat adopted Tabasco Cat when the colt arrived at Barn 44 from California. When Tabasco Cat is...
In Closing Seconds, Victorious Devils See Fiery Side of Sutter
Just under 30 seconds remained in Thursday night's National Hockey League playoff game, the Boston Bruins trailing the New Jersey Devils 4-2. The game was over. But was it?Maybe on the scoreboard, but the Devils had something to take care of first -...
Interactive or Hyperactive?
TELEVISION. Remember that? A noisy little box full of TV shows about silly people? Sometimes we called it the tube.Remember watching it back in 1994? We'd collapse on the couch and stare at all those TV shows about nothing at all. There was one called,...
Isles Are Much Closer in Train beneath the Sea
Silent, smooth and swift."Welcome to the tunnel under the Channel, at 160 kilometers per hour," conductor R. Chedevelde said in a French accent. "We wish you an agreeable journey."The words jarred, but the ride didn't. Although one isn't used to being...
Jazz Ready to Play, but Needs Opponent
The Utah Jazz will be watching today to find out whether to pack their bags or sit tight.The decision will be made for them when the Denver Nuggets play at Seattle in the finale of their best-of-five, first-round series in the National Basketball Association...
Judge Gunn Wants Results
With the St. Louis School Board meeting regularly to devise an end to the federal court's role in the area's desegregation program, an order from U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. couldn't be more timely - or wiser. The order places the emphasis...
Jurors Convict Man in Woman's Contract Murder
A man hired for the contract killing of Elizabeth DeCaro of St. Charles County was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. The county prosecutor is seeking the death penalty.A jury of eight women and four men took less than two hours to convict Daniel...
Kids Carnival to Introduce Team Tennis
St. Louis' best players are coming to the Dwight Davis Center d next Saturday for a tennis carnival that will help area fans get accustomed to team tennis.Two teams will square off in the same format the St. Louis Aces will use for World TeamTennis matches...
Klan Rally Draws Taunts, Jeers Police, Barricade Contain Klansmen
About 40 members of the Ku Klux Klan found themselves behind a 5-foot-tall barricade, under the watchful eyes of police on rooftops and up against a hostile crowd Friday night at the first Klan rally in Edwardsville.What was billed as an informational...
Lewis Keeps WBC Heavyweight Title with 8th-Round TKO
Lennox Lewis outclassed Phil Jackson, stopping him at 1 minute 35 seconds of the eighth round to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight championship Friday night in Atlantic City, N.J.Using his 5-inch height edge and 7-inch reach advantage, Lewis...
Long Blast Makes Short Work of Whiten's Worries
Mark Whiten was frustrated last year when, after smacking four home runs in a game in early September, he couldn't drive in one run in the last week of the season to make a perfect 100.But that disappointment wasn't as great as what he was feeling this...
Loophole Is Closed for Serbs, but More Tanks Slip Through
The top U.N. diplomat for the former Yugoslavia ended an arrangement Friday that let Bosnian Serbs violate a NATO ultimatum by ferrying tanks near Sarajevo.Yet the Serbs sent two more tanks into the protected area around Sarajevo.On Tuesday, U.N. envoy...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Now that GEORGE BOONE has resurfaced in the National Football League as director of college player personnel for the Indianapolis Colts, can we anticipate a STEVE PISARKIEWICZ comeback?The Colts need a strong right arm now that JEFF GEORGE has been shipped...
Mother Gives 2nd Gift of Life Daughter, 16, Receives New Kidney, New Hope
On Mother's Day, Katie Wheat of Belleville will make dinner for her mother and give her several gifts.But Katie, 16, says she can never equal the gift that her mother, Sandra Wheat, gave her.Katie now lives a normal life because her mother gave up a...
Mu Sweeps Big Eight Weekly Softball Awards
Name-dropping and number-crunching with some of the region's women's teams:University of Missouri: The Tigers again swept Big Eight Conference softball honors when Tiffany Heick was named player of the week and Kacey Marshall was named pitcher of the...
Nets Tumble; Knicks Will Meet Bulls Again
Patrick Ewing scored 27 of his 36 points in the second half Friday night, boosting New York over New Jersey 102-92 and setting up another playoff series between the Knicks and Chicago Bulls.New York, which won the best-of-five series 3-1, has been eliminated...
Odd Couple: Washington Brothers Bill and Bob Bennett
FOR TWO BROTHERS at the epicenter of the capital elite, President Bill Clinton's latest ethical tangle is the political equivalent of the Civil War.Just a few weeks ago, Bill Bennett was calling Clinton a poor role model who should read his "Book of...
Officials: Measles Outbreak Map Spread but It Is Slowing among Christian Scientists
A measles outbreak among Christian Scientists in the St. Louis area seems to be leveling off within that religious group, health officials say. But in a week or two, the viral illness may begin infecting other area residents, officials warned Friday.Since...
O'neill at .446 and Waiting for New York Sky to Fall
Paul O'Neill hit .448 in April, the greatest April of any New York Yankee since the immortal Moose Showron hit .451 in 1955. Now his .446 average leads the major leagues.O'Neill is having the start of his life.He should be having the time of his life."But...
Padres' Bell Draws 5-Game Ban for Triggering Brawl
Outfielder Derek Bell of the San Diego Padres was suspended Friday for five games for charging Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez and inciting a bench-clearing brawl April 30 in Montreal.The suspension was the third meted out this season to National League...
People
ROBERT REDFORD is out, CLINT EASTWOOD is in. Anyway, that's the rumor Entertainment Weekly is picking up about who'll play Robert in the movie version of "The Bridges of Madison County," that paean to adultery in Iowa.More: STEVEN SPIELBERG won't direct,...
People & Events
Evangelist David Ring of Orlando, Fla., will speak at Bayless Baptist Church, 8512 Morganford Road in St. Louis, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Born with cerebral palsy, Ring testifies how the love of Jesus Christ changed him from "a cerebral palsy victim into...
Pitching Stats Bad; Offense Worries Torre More
The numbers are slightly gruesome: Cardinals pitchers have allowed 267 hits in 238 2/3 innings. They have been touched for 38 home runs and have a 5.21 earned-run average.Cardinals manager Joe Torre doesn't dismiss the numbers. But there are other things...
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:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Christopher Henderson, 21, of the 5500 block of Maffitt...
Pot Calling the Kettle Gold-Plated
BYRON DORGAN looked out from his seat in the large Senate committee room, lighted by huge, brass fixtures set on the high, marble and wood-paneled walls.Dorgan, a Democrat from North Dakota, was complaining about the high cost of building new courthouses....
Priests Allege Sex Abuse by Priests
Three Catholic priests have complained to officials of the Belleville Diocese that they had been sexually abused by other priests, Bishop Wilton Gregory said Friday.Gregory said the priests are among more than 30 people who have told church officials...
Rush Blows into Town, Takes Blast at Harriett Woods
Radio's Rush Limbaugh brought Friday's show to St. Louis, where he attacked one of St. Louis' own, Harriett Woods.The issue was Paula Jones, who has accused President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.From the studios of KMOX, Limbaugh questioned whether...
Rwandan Refugees Cram into Camp in Tanzania
In a single day of chaos and despair, a vast rolling plain of elephant grass became Tanzania's second largest city.It has a cemetery but no hospital, people but no houses, criminals but no police. None of its residents is Tanzanian.Benaco is the largest...
Sharks Top Maple Leafs to Take 2-1 Series Lead
Ulf Dahlen scored three goals to complement San Jose's stifling defense as the Sharks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.The teams meet again Sunday in Game 4 of their best-of-seven...
Soft Sell a Variety of Cards Embrace `Mother'
M is not just for "mother" this Sunday, but also for the "many" Mother's Day cards to choose from.Capitalizing on changing social trends, greeting-card companies are helping expand the scope of the holiday by expanding the definition of mother and the...
Sports Shorts
Sardula Wins In Stretch To Take Kentucky OaksSardula prevailed in a stretch duel against Lakeway to win the $283,600 Kentucky Oaks by a head Friday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.Sardula, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, moved along the rail, and...
Spying Charges Surprise Sociologist's Former Colleagues
Acquaintances of Jeffrey Schevitz, a former Washington University sociologist arrested this week in Germany on spying charges, say they are surprised and puzzled by the allegations."I would never have expected such a thing," said Paul Piccone, a former...
St. Clair County Debates New Plant to Shred Old Tires Residents Are Divided on Effort to Rezone Site near Dupo
Waste Recovery Inc. of Dallas wants to build a plant at the south edge of St. Clair County to shred old tires for fuel to be used by Illinois Power Co. at its Baldwin generating plant.Rezoning of the site for industrial rather than agricultural use is...
Stone Hill Tasting Reveals Delicious Nortons
VERTICAL WINE tastings are a splendid way to look at both the wine and the winery that makes it. A vertical, by the way, means the same wine through a number of years, with about six or seven the minimum. In contrast, a horizontal tasting involves the...
Suit Accuses Perot of Snooping
Slander, libel and secret snooping of credit files are among the accusations leveled at Ross Perot by four former volunteers in his 1992 presidential campaign.All four worked in Perot's campaign in Missouri. Two suits filed in U.S. District Court here...
Super Sets
IT'S 10 years from now. All those to-die-for interactive services you heard about for ages are real.Think you'll give them a spin on the no-frills 36-inch color TV you bought back in '94?Guess again.To cruise the electronic highways and byways in 2004,...
The Doll in the Grass
ONCE UPON A TIME, in a land far away, there lived a king who had 12 sons.When the sons grew to be men, the king said to them, "Now my sons, each of you must go out into the world. And each of you must find a wife. Your wives must be able to spin and...
The Kevorkian Question
Dr. Jack Kevorkian has been acquitted by a jury of violating Michigan's law prohibiting assisted suicide. But the verdict hardly clarifies what Michigan or any other state should do about the larger issue of whether to make assisted suicide legal.The...
The Power to Shock
The latest in courtroom technology is a real shocker, physically, legally and emotionally. It's REACT - Remote Electronically Activated Control Technology - a belt worn by prisoners that can deliver an eight-second electrical shock at the touch of a...
This Sarong-Style Dress Can Be Made in 3 Hours
Dear Eunice Farmer: I love the sarong skirt and would like to see a pattern for a sarong-type dress. It seems that this would be such an easy pattern for summer.I finally found a pattern for you. It's McCall 6507 sized 4 to 20, called a Three-Hour Dress....
Tv's Going Digital, Just like Computers
BEFORE the end of the century, televisions may talk in 1s and 0s just like computers.Televisions are going digital, and the resulting high-definition sets will feature pictures with sharper details, more vivid colors and better sound than today's analog...
U.N. Boosts Pressure on Haiti, Bans Most Trade Food, Other Aid Will Be Allowed
The U.N. Security Council tightened sanctions against Haiti on Friday to pressure its military rulers to allow the return of exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.The council unanimously voted to ban all trade - except for food, medicine, humanitarian...
Veterans Lament Medical Experiments
In often poignant testimony, military veterans told Congress on Friday of being unwitting medical subjects while in the armed forces, which they say have since abandoned them.Speaking before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, the veterans described...
Will Series Follow Lonnie Smith to Baltimore?
Lonnie Smith is a human good-luck charm. Everywhere he goes, a World Series seems to follow.Before he came to the Baltimore Orioles last season, Smith played for five major-league teams. Four of them - the Philadelphia Phillies, Cardinals, Kansas City...
Woman, 68, Is Strangled in Her Home Police Study Burglaries in Area for Similarities
In the last hours of Lela Warner's life, she pampered her wildflowers and plucked weeds from her garden. She took piping hot rolls to a neighbor and chatted about the heavy April rain.By nightfall, St. Louis County police swarmed the block and hung yellow...
Woman Alleges Sexual Harassment, Sues Clinton
PAULA CORBIN JONES, a former Arkansas state worker, filed a sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton on Friday in U.S. District Court.The suit alleges that Clinton made an unwanted sexual advance to Jones in 1991 while he was governor,...
Wood River Man Guilty of 13-Year-Old Murder
A jury in Madison County took only 90 minutes Friday afternoon to convict Bruce E. Staggs of Wood River of a murder that happened 13 years ago.Staggs, 37, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting George R. Pauley, 38, of Wood River, six times...
Young Ends 29-Game Skid as Cubs Rip Pirates 10-1
Anthony Young won as a starter for the first time in more than two years as the Chicago Cubs routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 Friday night.The Cubs have stopped two lengthy streaks in their last two games - their 12-game Wrigley Field skid and Young's...