St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 10, 1994

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100 Mutual Funds Allowing Initial Small Investments
How many mutual funds let you start with investments of $100 or less? At least 100, according to Morningstar in Chicago, and a random check of some well-known fund groups suggests that there are many more.Such small beginnings used to be a rarity. Funds...
102 Children Will Testify on Injuries
It took weeks of bugging, but Misty Kimsey's parents finally listened to their 11-year-old and installed a smoke detector. That very night, the alarm saved the family when their house burned down.Misty is one of 102 children who will tell Congress this...
50 Students Volunteer to Dig in, Replant 2,000 Tulip Bulbs
About 50 students at Francis Howell and Francis Howell North high schools really dug into volunteer work last week when they dug up and replanted about 2,000 tulip bulbs at Laurel Park in St. Peters.The students are part of the Community Service Learning...
Abortion Foes Face $1 Million in Damages
A jury in Houston significantly raised the risks for abortion foes who seek to shut down clinics by tacking an extra $1.01 million in damages Monday onto an initial verdict of $204,585.The combined award of $1.21 million is the largest jury verdict against...
A Child of Depression Finds Riches in Books
Dear Abby: Your quote from the late S.I. Hayakawa concerning the value of good literature reminded me of how rich my own life has been. I have never been "poor."My father raised six children on $10.50 a week (for 55 hours of work a week) until the Great...
All-City New Yorker Is Apple of Slu's Eye
The Billikens have nibbled at the Big Apple by signing Greg Hardin, one of this season's top high school players in New York City, to a letter of intent.In doing so, St. Louis University might have opened a recruiting pipeline that could help net Charlie...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: How can I know if my dog is getting a well-balanced diet? Would you be kind enough to recommend a nutritious diet or brand?It goes without saying that in buying a commercial dog food, you should look for a label which says the food provides...
Appeals for Gacy Rejected Killer of 33 Awaited His Execution Today
John Wayne Gacy faced lethal injection early today as the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal Monday, nearly 15 years after the gruesome discovery of a makeshift graveyard under his home led to his conviction for 33 murders.Gacy was scheduled...
Archaeologist Took Bodies from Lambert Site
An archaeologist hired to remove bodies from Washington Park Cemetery took 28 bodies to his property in rural Missouri, the Post-Dispatch has learned.Bodies at the cemetery are being removed to make way for the MetroLink extension to Lambert Field.The...
Arocha a Dud against Cubs Zambrano's 2 Hrs Key 16-Hit Assault
Rene Arocha, after his escape from under Cuba's thumb three years ago, began his professional pitching career with the Cardinals' Louisville farm team.Arocha then won 11 games last year in his first big-league season, but this year he's pitching as...
Baker Splits before Giants Get Split
San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker didn't make it to the end of yet another dramatic series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.Baker was ejected along with catcher Kirt Manwaring in the seventh inning of the Giants' 5-4 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday...
Before the Next Offensive Begins
Whenever one crisis is extinguished, or even just banked, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, another erupts. On the ground and in diplomatic circles, impatience and frustration are growing. The legitimacy and neutrality of United Nations peacekeepers are increasingly...
Bellefontaine Neighbors Aiming to Be First to Complete Buyout
Bellefontaine Neighbors hopes to be the first Missouri city to complete its flood buyout program with help from a company hired to administer the program.The company, R.J.K. Inc., hopes by year's end to finish the purchase and demolition of 20 houses...
Big Treb-Le Manager Trying to Weather Cubs' Terrible Start
In this, the Year of the Goat, is it any wonder that the Chicago Cubs are playing as if they had two left feet?What more can go wrong? In a doubleheader sweep by the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, Cubs pitchers yielded 29 hits and 13 walks. The Cubs hit...
Bill Seeks Limits on Alimony
A measure before the Missouri Legislature would let divorced people cut off alimony to ex-spouses who are living with somebody else.As written, the measure requires no court hearing before alimony stops. But a House-Senate conference committee is working...
Bizarre Last Day for Gacy Auction of Killer's Art Is Part of Death Watch
John Wayne Gacy, convicted murderer of 33 young men and boys in the worst known serial killing spree in U.S. history, had a date with death early today.The execution by injection was scheduled for one minute after midnight. Gacy's lawyers fought to block...
Bowles Sworn in as Senator
Just seven months ago, Madison County Clerk Evelyn Bowles announced she was retiring so she could travel and play golf after 20 years as one of the most popular officials in county history.Forget all that.After a series of unexpected twists, Bowles,...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS MINING Peabody Gets Ready To Increase Trading</P><P>Peabody Holding Co., of St. Louis, the nation's largest coal producer, has formed a subsidiary to expand its domestic and international coal trading.</P><P>The...
Briefs
World PANAMA Celebration Follows Peaceful Elections</P><P>Panamanians celebrated Monday over the peaceful election of a new president five years after a violent national election that was marred by fraud and annulled by dictator Manuel...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. ANN Housman Investigators Cut From Twelve To Six</P><P>The number of detectives still investigating the murder of 9-year-old Angie Housman was cut to six from 12 on Monday as the unsolved case nears the six-month mark.</P><P>"They...
Broadcast Firm Expanding with 7-Station Deal
River City Broadcasting signed an agreement Monday to buy four television stations and three radio stations from Continental Broadcasting.An industry source estimated the price to be $275 million. The sale is subject to approval by the Federal Communications...
Browning, Sheffield Sidelined by Injuries
Cincinnati pitcher Tom Browning suffered a fractured arm while pitching in San Diego on Monday night, and Florida outfielder Gary Sheffield suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder trying to make a diving catch against Pittsburgh.Browning...
Bullets Show Fear of `Bull' in Debacle of a Debut
There was nothing sneaky about what Lisa Martinez did to Leon Durham in the sixth inning of Sunday's historic baseball game between the all-female Colorado Silver Bullets and the all-male Northern League All-Star team.Underhanded, yes.Sneaky, no.Hit...
`Bunch of Old Hippies' Bringing Lively Music to Adopted Hometown
A self-described "bunch of old hippies" is stirring things up in the Augusta Bottoms. But it's not the sound of protest that's being heard. Instead, it's the sound of music.The four ex-hippies are the members of the Augusta Bottoms Consort, a band that...
Car Buyers May Face New Burden Emissions Inspections Would Become Their Responsibility, Not Dealers'
Many cars sold by automobile dealers would be exempt from the tougher emission inspections required under the latest version of a St. Louis area clean air bill.A House committee advanced the bill Monday. The bill may come up for debate in the full House...
Carnahan and Banks Resurrect Health-Insurance Reform Bill
One-on-one negotiations over the weekend between Gov. Mel Carnahan and Senate Majority Leader J.B. "Jet" Banks have rescued a health-insurance reform bill from the Legislature's trash heap.The two leaders met privately for two hours Saturday in the Wainwright...
City Goes to the Wall, Others for Design Merit
A MASONRY WALL shaped like a serpent, a McDonald's restaurant, MetroLink and some tattered old houses made whole again share the spotlight this week.As part of Preservation Week, St. Louis is handing out its fifth annual Cultural Heritage and Urban...
Clinton Plea: `Judge Me by Achievements' President, First Lady Say They're Being Held to a Higher Standard
President Bill Clinton pleaded with Americans Monday night to judge him by achievements, not by accusations, saying, "I've been subject to more assault than any previous president based on the evidence.""As the vice president said a few days ago, there...
Clinton Seeks to Reassure Women on His Health Plan
AT A WHITE HOUSE ceremony promoting benefits in his health-care plan for women, President Bill Clinton managed to mention the fresh vote to ban assault-style weapons and last year's passage of the family-leave law.It was no accident.Support for Clinton...
Clinton Should Be Presumed Innocent
Paula Jones, now 27, who was an Arkansas state employee in 1991, claims she was enticed into a hotel room in Little Rock where Gov. Bill Clinton asked her to perform a sexual favor.She says she refused. A trooper who she says extended the governor's...
Clinton Welcomes Options for Health Care Reform
President Bill Clinton signaled flexibility on health reform Monday, welcoming the latest Democratic attempt to modify his plan but warning against letting employers "off the hook altogether."Clinton, in an interview with health reporters, acknowledged...
Coach's Daughter Saw Weber's Talent Early On
Coaching prowess seems to run in the family of Francis Howell North girls track and field coach Larry Ruff when it comes to recognizing talent.Ruff coaches one of the area's top sprinters in junior Shana Weber, but it was his daughter Mindy who may have...
College Debt Gets Shaky
Competition among private colleges for high school graduates remains a potent threat to their financial profiles, and Standard & Poor's Corp. says it expects more universities will see their debt downgraded.Demographic shifts likely to boost the number...
Companies Focus on Training Better Skills Help Workers `Outperform Competition'
When Kathy Mazzarella started as a customer service representative with Graybar Electric Co. Inc. 15 years ago, she learned her job on her own.Now a marketing manager for Graybar, Mazzarella recently worked out a training agreement with her employee...
Countdown Begins for Term Limits
With an oom-pah band playing for effect, Treasurer Patrick Quinn breathlessly dashed to file term limit petitions minutes before the midnight deadline Sunday.That late-night carnival contrasted starkly to the sobering task that 35 people began first...
Crusaders Get Back on Track, Win a Pair
St. Dominic High soccer coach Les Hager was beginning to have his doubts."For some reason, we just weren't playing as hard or as intense as we needed to play," the coach said. "We were losing games that we should've been winning."But the Crusaders (8-4-4)...
Cubs Manager Is Bearing Up Well under Trying Circumstances
In the Year of the Goat, is it any wonder the Chicago Cubs are playing as if they had two left feet?What more can go wrong? In 9-2 and 9-3 losses Sunday to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cubs pitchers yielded ao29 hits and 13 walks. The Cubs hit into five...
Death Verdict Returned for Contract Killer Basile's Sentencing July 1 in Elizabeth Decaro Death
A jury in St. Charles County recommended Monday night that convicted killer Daniel A. Basile be put to death for the contract killing two years ago of Elizabeth A. DeCaro of St. Charles.Basile, 27, of Fenton, was passive when the verdict was read shortly...
Defending Champ Only Unbeaten Left
And then there was one.Defending champion VFW Post 2866 became the lone unbeaten team in the East Missouri Baseball Association Sunday when Elsberry was handed its first loss.Wentzville beat Elsberry 7-6 in 10 innings."I don't know what the problem was,...
Dissenting Remarks Should Be Voiced
Dear Ann Landers: I'd like to respond to "Worried Sick in N.J.," whose con-man brother, "Ben," was about to marry a lovely girl. "Worried" wanted to know if the girl should be warned. I was stunned when you told her to "MYOB."Ten years ago, I was engaged...
Eyelid Spasm Can Be Treated with Injections
Dear Dr. Donohue: For the past few years, my eyelids have been clamping shut, and it's getting worse. My first doctor thought it was just a nervous habit, but my current physician tells me it is blepharospasm, and he wants to inject my eyelids with some...
Fed Is Pushed, Pulled on Rates Fed Caught between Rock and Congress
The Federal Reserve finds itself caught between financial market demands for sharply higher interest rates and political pressure for easy money as it tries to fathom out its next monetary move, analysts said.Frightened that faster economic growth will...
Free Speech Tilts with Political Correctness Backlash Grows against Censors and Their Rules
DONALD SILVA says he could tell from the glazed eyes that the class just wasn't getting it.A tenured English professor at the University of New Hampshire, Silva, 58, was teaching technical writing. He was trying to explain what is meant by a "working...
Gacy Dies as Appeals Run out Illinois Executes Man Guilty of 33 Murders
John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection early today, more than 15 years after the gruesome discovery of a makeshift graveyard beneath his home led to his conviction in 33 sex-related murders.Word of Gacy's death came when witnesses emerged from...
George Peppard, 65; Star in Movies, on `A-Team'
George Peppard starred with greats Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and Gregory Peck in "Pork Chop Hill," but his role of a lifetime was Col. John "Hannibal" Smith on television's "The A-Team.""The character is probably the best part I've had...
Gore Praises S. Africa for Its Transition by `Peaceful Revolution'
Vice President Al Gore promised South Africa a new, more vigorous relationship Monday as he arrived with an extraordinary array of black Americans to celebrate Nelson Mandela's inauguration."The history we are present to witness marks a transition in...
Gore Praises S. Africa for Its Transition by `Peaceful Revolution'
Vice President Al Gore promised South Africa a new, more vigorous relationship Monday as he arrived with an extraordinary array of black Americans to celebrate Nelson Mandela's inauguration."The history we are present to witness marks a transition in...
Grammar Police Now Say That `Politically Correct' Is Incorrect
ADD TO THE growing list of things that are politically incorrect the phrase "politically correct."The term has joined insensitive remarks, racial epithets, ethnic stereotypes, pinup calendars, office Lotharios, fur coats and Howard Stern broadcasts...
Hands beneath the Sea
In 1751, 1802, 1880 and 1971 attempts were made to build a tunnel between Britain and the European continent. All but the last were hardly serious due to the limitations of engineering at the time. But now, in 1994, the job has been done, and only a...
Hidden Guns Are Threat to Goradze
The commander of U.N. peacekeeping forces in Gorazde said Monday that Serbian heavy weapons are still hidden inside the exclusion zone. He said the Bosnian Serbs are limiting the peacekeepers' movements, making it hard to find weapons.Two Bosnian Serb...
Hillary Clinton: I Want to Be Me
In a suite at the Waldorf as big as all outdoors, Hillary Rodham Clinton sits on a sofa and talks about Whitewater, commodities trading, her daughter, her friends, why most men favor long hair and whether she should give regular press conferences at...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I find uses for those waxed bags inside cereal boxes. I use them to cover dishes I put in the microwave oven. Sometimes they are large enough to slip over the whole dish. This way I save on wax paper and recycle too.Dear Heloise: At work...
Howell North Wraps Up 3 in a Row
Francis Howell North accomplished its mission of a "three-peat" at the Gateway Athletic Conference boys track and field meet.The Knights entered the meet as the favorites and they came through with their third consecutive GAC title in the meet Friday...
Iliad Quartet: A Slick Performance
THE LINE between composition and improvisation, it seems, grows ever more fine. Performers still know very well when they are playing according to precise instructions and when they are winging it. But when the repertoire is of the sort that guitarist...
Illinois Lands Major Recruit, Waits for Gee to Dot the `I'
Illinois basketball fans are saying "Gee Whiz" about the latest turn of good fortune for coach Lou Henson's program.Jerry Gee, ranked as high as the 14th best high school prospect in the nation by one scouting service, has chosen Illinois over Duke and...
In Fairness, Judge Selection Panel Should Recommend a Black
A SPECIAL PANEL meeting in St. Louis today has an opportunity to make the state's court system more equitable.The Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ann K. Covington, began meeting here Monday to interview lawyers...
Information Superhighway Point of Bell Workers' Rally 4,000 on Capitol Lawn to Promote Communication's Future
A sea of red-shirted Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. employees flooded the lawn of the state Capitol on Monday to rally in favor of Bell's version of how computers and phone companies should combine on the "information superhighway."About 4,000 people...
It Certainly Is Crazy, but Is It Really Politically Incorrect?
I HAVE to begin by saying that this story is kind of crazy.It concerns a man named Jack Draper, who owns a waterbed and bedroom furniture store in Evansville, Ind.His store is called Crazy Larry's Waterbeds, a name he picked 14 years ago because he had...
Jordan Likely to Start Tonight, but Torre Not Sure Where
Gregg Jefferies brought a friend into the office of Cardinals manager Joe Torre on Monday afternoon."Hi, my name's Brian Jordan," said the other man. "I play outfield for the St. Louis Cardinals."Or, at least he used to. Jordan, plagued by a sore left...
Jordan Likley to Start Tonight, but Torre Not Sure Where
Gregg Jefferies brought a friend into the office of Cardinals manager Joe Torre Monday afternoon."Hi, my name's Brian Jordan," said the other man. "I play outfield for the St. Louis Cardinals."Or, at least he used to. Jordan, plagued by a sore left shoulder...
Kemper Stuck with One Suitor
Kemper Corp. stock jumped Monday after it put itself up for sale, with GE Capital Corp. expected to finally bring home a sweetened deal for the mutual fund company that has resisted its advances for almost two months.Kemper threw open the bidding to...
Kids Will Get a Big Kick out of Ninjas
"3 NINJAS KICK BACK" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:33.</P><P>If your kids drag you to only one movie this year, this may be it.</P><P>"3 Ninjas Kick Back" is the second edition of the adventures of Rocky, Colt and Tum-Tum,...
Knight Wears Salary Crown
Charles F. Knight, chairman of Emerson Electric Co., led an 18-member St. Louis contingent in Forbes magazine's annual survey of executive compensation.Knight ranked 42nd overall on the magazine's list of 800 CEOs, collecting $9.09 million in salary,...
Lady Knights Grab 1st Gac Crown
It proved to be a landmark day for the girls track and field program at Francis Howell North last Friday.Howell North enjoyed a strong performance, winning its first Gateway Athletic Conference championship at Fort Zumwalt South. The Knights were only...
Leetch's Goal Helps Rangers Eliminate Caps
Brian Leetch set up New York's first three goals and scored the winner with 3 minutes 28 seconds left, leading the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night and into the Eastern Conference final.The Rangers won the best-of-seven...
Leveling the Load May Be Costly
Your stockbroker is pitching you a mutual fund with no sales charge? Watch out.He is almost certainly talking about a fund with a level load. Gaining rapidly in popularity, level loads look like no loads to many investors. But don't be fooled. These...
Liquor-License Bill to Be Replaced by 2 Others
A St. Charles City Council member says she will withdraw a bill that would have restricted the number of liquor licenses issued in a portion of the main business district in favor of a bill that would have a much broader impact.Council member Vicki White,...
Long-Ago Dreams Live on in Latest Crop of Graduates
IT IS TIME FOR my 22nd annual Spring Funk. The funk arrives at the time of year when everyone but me seems to be graduating from something. It is the time of year when I am reminded - once again - that I am not graduating from medical school. Not this...
Luck and Patience Led Singer to Success
YOU don't expect football heroes to creep into conversations with folksingers. Nevertheless, when New York singer-songwriter Christine Lavin talks about luck in her career, she quotes Hall-of-Famer Raymond Berry, who caught hundreds of Johnny Unitas...
Lung Cancer Kills Saints' Finks
Jim Finks, the New Orleans Saints' president and general manager who nearly became National Football League commissioner in 1989, has died of lung cancer. He was 66.Mr. Finks died Sunday night (May 8, 1994) at his home, Saints spokesman Rusty Kasmiersky...
Mandela Gets Formal Nod as President
A new Parliament as multicolored as the nation chose Nelson Mandela as the first black president of South Africa on Monday. To delirious cheers, Mandela accepted his people's salute from the same balcony where he spoke after emerging from prison four...
Matusofsky Holds Top Seed through to a Singles Title
Pressure? What pressure?That was the approach Fort Zumwalt South junior Sam Matusofsky took to last week's Gateway Athletic Conference tennis championships."Being seeded No. 1 is an honor, a compliment, but I don't think there's any more pressure at...
Measles Case Here Prompts Record Check Two Vaccinations Needed If Ages 4-37, Officials Say
Only one of the people who have contracted measles recently in the St. Louis area is a resident of St. Charles County. Still, health officials in the county are advising people born in 1957 or later to check their immunization records and make sure they...
Money Notes
MUTUAL FUNDS Managers Support Proposed Rules</P><P>Mutual fund portfolio managers say proposed rules restricting trades they execute for their personal accounts are no stricter than policies governing personal trading already in place...
More Firms Turn to Training to Get Leg Up on Competition Better Skills Help Workers `Outperform Competition'
When Kathy Mazzarella started as a customer service representative with Graybar Electric Co. Inc. 15 years ago, she learned her job on her own.Now a marketing manager for Graybar, Mazzarella recently worked out a training agreement with her employee...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It's days like Monday, reading the Sunday box scores, when we really miss TONY PENA, the sit-in-the-dirt catcher whom the Cardinals wanted instead of ANDY VAN SLYKE.We still remember April Fool's Day, 1987. The Cardinals shipped Van Slyke, catcher MIKE...
No Problem? Cemetery Work Had Many
St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. on Monday announced that a city investigation found no problems with the way bodies were removed from Washington Park Cemetery. The bodies were removed to make way for the MetroLink system at Lambert Airport.But the...
Norm of `Cheers' Trades Bar Stool for Overalls
GEORGE WENDT will return to NBC as a mechanic in a series based on "Car Talk," the syndicated radio program and column (appearing Saturdays in the Post-Dispatch). The "Car Talk" brothers themselves, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, will serve as consultants on...
Obituaries
Tina Broyles</P><P>Tina Broyles, 96, of Elsberry, died Wednesday (May 4, 1994) of natural causes at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy.</P><P>Mrs. Broyles was a homemaker and was a member of the Fairfield Illinois Church...
Pacers Put Winning Streak on the Line vs. Hawks
It will be one of the hottest teams in the National Basketball Association against one of the best when the Indiana Pacers meet the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoffs tonight in Atlanta.The Pacers have won 11 in a row,...
Panel Kills Tobacco Ban for Minors
House Budget Committee Chairman Chris Kelly said the "inappropriate muscle of the tobacco industry" killed a bill that would have enforced state laws prohibiting the purchase of tobacco products by minors.Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia, said Monday...
People
GLENN MILLER is backArmy Air Forces uniform, wire-rimmed spectacles and all.In fact, Miller's whole Army Air Forces band is back, thanks to music professor Thomas Duffy of Yale. He has put together a student recreation of Miller's band. The 70-plus musicians...
Pirates Stay Hot, Bury Marlins 9-5
Andy Van Slyke, fresh off an eight-hit doubleheader, singled home two runs in a three-run second inning Monday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates got 15 hits and beat the Florida Marlins 9-5.Van Slyke, who went eight for nine against Chicago on Sunday,...
Plo, Israel Agree on Plan to Set Up Arab Police Force
After another frustrating day of delays in starting Palestinian self-rule, Israel and PLO commanders agreed Monday night on a plan for bringing the first Arab police contingent into the Gaza Strip.Thousands of Palestinians waving PLO flags and cheering...
Pounding Marlins Just a 9-to-5 Job for Bucs
Andy Van Slyke, fresh off an eight-hit doubleheader, singled home two runs in a three-run second inning Monday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates got 15 hits and beat the Florida Marlins 9-5.Van Slyke, who went eight for nine against Chicago on Sunday,...
Promised Land South Africans Usher in a Democracy Free from Apartheid
In an age of lightning change, of ephemeral fame, South Africa today completes a course that began nearly a century ago, a drama that has seared the lives of millions and touched the heart of the world.At center stage is Nelson Mandela, the man who languished...
Put It on the P.A
Students at Lewis & Clark Vocational and Technical School recently won state leadership awards in the state leadership and skills contests of VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) at Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg. First-place...
Rams Owner Expects to Leave La
Georgia Frontiere, owner of the Los Angeles Rams, says it's likely that the team will move out of Anaheim Stadium after the 1994 National Football League season."It seems like that's the way it's going. We're losing money," Frontiere said.She was interviewed...
Rams Owner Expects to Leave La
Georgia Frontiere, owner of the Los Angeles Rams, says it's likely that the team will move out of Anaheim Stadium after the 1994 National Football League season."It seems like that's the way it's going. We're losing money," Frontiere said.She was interviewed...
Ranger Pitcher to Be Fine for Pushing Reporter
Texas pitcher Kenny Rogers pushed Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Simon Gonzalez out of the clubhouse after the Rangers' 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins.Rogers, the losing pitcher in Saturday night's 9-7 loss, approached Gonzalez as the writer was about...
Scrabble Makers to Purge Official Dictionary of Offensive Words
THE MAKERS of the board game Scrabble said Monday that they would work to have the official dictionary for the game purged of the words found to be offensive.The latest version of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary contains racial slurs, derogatory...
Sharks in Danger of Becoming Only a Big-Fish Story
So now the San Jose Sharks are giving us those basset-hound looks and the contrite little argument that, hey, if you want to jump under the bandwagon go right ahead, but remember none of us skeptical devils expected them to be where they are.That would...
Shotgun Blast Kills Gang Recruiter 2 Face Charges in Death of Man Police Call Charismatic, Talented
Once described by Overland police as the Pied Piper for his gang, Sirreco Brown took a tire iron to a gunbattle - and lost.Brown, 20, died Saturday night at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur from a shotgun blast that destroyed a kidney,...
Son of Owner Made Charlotte a Lock for NFL
It was five years ago that a visiting scribe first knew that Charlotte would get a National Football League expansion team.That conclusion - it was too obvious to be scored as a prediction - was reached at a seminar of the National Sportscasters and...
South Africa Demonstrates the Power of outside Pressure
Nelson Mandela will become president of a new South Africa because of what he and other South Africans did. It was mainly an internal struggle that led to the extraordinary denouement we have been seeing. But outside pressure did help.That is worth remembering...
Spoon May Be King at Hull's Restaurant
NOTES ON MY CUFF: Look for a name change at Brett Hull's Restaurant & Grill at Union Station. The Pasta House boys are opting for Charlie Spoon's. The restaurateurs are inking the contract with SLU's Charlie Spoonhour as you have your second cup of...
Sports Shorts
Finchem Picked To Lead Professional Golf Tour</P><P>Tim Finchem has been selected to succeed Deane Beman as the commissioner of the PGA Tour. Finchem, 47, currently is deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the tour.</P><P>He...
Sports Shorts
Finchem Picked To Lead Professional Golf Tour</P><P>Tim Finchem has been selected to succeed Deane Beman as the commissioner of the PGA Tour. Finchem, 47, currently is deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the tour. He will ...
Spotlight
Meggen Smiley, 16,Sophomore, Fort Zumwalt NorthMeggen Smiley's life these days is pretty much dominated by school and gymnastics, and she is doing well in both.The sophomore has a 4.0 grade-point average and recently was selected to attend the Missouri...
Sun Block Schools Want Pupils Indoors during Eclipse
It hasn't happened here in more than 200 years. And it won't happen again until 2017. But many students won't be allowed to go outside to view today's eclipse of the sun.Some schools fear their students may look directly at the sun, which could damage...