St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 20, 1994

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150 Years of History Hold Country Church Together
Mildred Creech's great grandfathers, Beverly B. Harvey and John T. Dowell, helped build the original Old Alexandria United Methodist Church on Highway KK near Troy. They are buried in the church cemetery along with the rest of Creech's ancestors. Creech...
3 Dead after Bank Robbery, Chase Two Suspects, Executive Killed
No one knows how many shots were fired in a bank robbery and a running gunbattle Thursday that killed three people, but one of those bullets left this town of 1,400 residents in shock.Robert L. Sapp, a vice president of the South County Bank of Ashland,...
5 Short Orders of Comedy
WE'VE all been there on the date from Hell where every statement is misunderstood, where a triangle emerges when an old lover meets a new lover , where we run into a former lover after a lengthy absence and desperately want to know who he (or she)...
7 Gambling Firms Prepare to Put Deals on the Table
Members of the St. Charles County Council are bracing for a marathon session starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday.The council will hear presentations from representatives of seven riverboat casino owners who want to win the right to operate in an unincorporated...
Airport Plan Takes Notice of Wetlands
Wetlands destroyed by a new commercial airport being built next to Scott Air Force Base will be replaced nearby with twice as many acres, a consultant said Thursday.A taxiway connecting the commercial runway to Scott's military runway 7,000 feet to the...
Alderman Bosley Wants Public Canings
A St. Louis alderman wants public caning to punish graffiti writers.Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr., D-3rd Ward, said many youngsters don't get enough discipline at home.The value of a good spanking, Bosley said, can be seen in the successful career of his...
Ambitious Leaders Incite Ethnic Violence
Civil war erupted in Rwanda in early April after the plane carrying the presidents of Burundi and Rwanda was shot down over the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Hutu soldiers and civilians indiscriminately slaughtered Tutsis, while an army of Tutsis shot and...
America's Enduring Image of Jackie O: Style, Stoicism
Her exquisite style epitomized a presidency; her stoic dignity carried the nation through the assassination that cut it short.In the years that followed, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' glamour sustained the tattered myth of an American Camelot.The world...
A Pounding Headache in the Kitchen
AS A COOK who has served her maximum sentence in the kitchen, I am always annoyed by cookie recipes with a little line at the bottom that reads, "Yield: four dozen cookies." Right. On the day I see Connie Selleca buying clothes in Montgomery Ward, I'll...
A Rare Look at Lives of Session Musicians
JANA SUE MEMEL admits she is obsessed with jazz because she virtually grew up in jazz clubs while her father worked his way through law school as a jazz drummer who played in a lot of old Doris Day flicks.Now as an Oscar-winning independent movie producer,...
Artist, State Trooper Clash over Drawing That Ridicules Edgar
For the past year, Mike Manning, a laid-off state employee, has drawn unflattering pictures of Gov. Jim Edgar and hung them in his gallery window across the street from Illinois Republican Party headquarters.So far, there has been a chalk drawing of...
Bailey Case Focuses on $12,000 Daughter's Debt Becomes a Key Issue, Sources Say
Shortly after losing the 1992 Republican nomination for governor, Wendell Bailey got $12,000 from his campaign committee for campaign debts he said his daughter, Jill Bailey, had incurred.His campaign reports don't explain how his daughter incurred the...
Baseball Network Pencils in Joe Buck
St. Louisan Joe Buck adds another microphone to his growing collection.He's been hired to be a memberof The Baseball Network's large stable of announcers. TBN is the organization that will televise ballgames this summer and fall.But it's certainly not...
Bell Atlantic Aims for Video Network
Bell Atlantic Corp. picked AT&T Corp. and General Instrument Corp. as the prime contractors for its multibillion-dollar video network, as it prepares to offer entertainment and other services in 8 million homes by the end of the decade.The choice solidifies...
Berens Shoots for Career Cap - NCAA Title
Washington University senior Rich Berens is in Redlands, Calif., today in search of the one goal he hasn't reached as a college tennis player - the NCAA Division III singles championship.He's done just about everything else. Two-time All-American ....
Besieged by Armey of Know-Nothings
Those residents of his district in Texas who like to pop off without bothering with facts or fine points must surely feel ably represented by Dick Armey, their man in the House of Representatives.Armey's reputation for quick-on-the-draw characterizations...
Bid for YMCA Ethics Panel Investigates Complaint
The Missouri Ethics Commission is investigating allegations by a Lake Saint Louis resident that aldermen and the YMCA are acting improperly to secure a recreation center in the western part of the county.A hearing on the matter began Wednesday behind...
Bi-State Chief Pushes for Tax Hike System Wants New Revenue to Expand Light-Rail Line
The MetroLink light-rail line and the area's bus system could grow to a $1.5 billion network linking the region if voters in St. Louis and St. Louis County approve a quarter-cent sales tax, the area's transit chief said Thursday.But if voters reject...
Black Bears May Be Few in Number, but Hunger Causes Bearish Problem
How many times have you heard someone describe a particularly troubling problem as a real "bear." The word evokes a picture of a big, stubborn, potentially dangerous situation.The Missouri Department of Conservation has reversed the usual order, urging...
Blazing Saddles
PITY THE POOR cowgirl no longer.Women in Hollywood Westerns have forever fit three stereotypes: the good-time girl with the heart of gold - think Marlene Dietrich in "Destry Rides Again" here; the shrewd, independent businesswoman who knows the score...
Both Sides Happy on Alimony Bill
Both sides seem satisfied with a bill passed by the Legislature dealing with how alimony can be stopped.Sen. Harold L. Caskey, D-Butler, author of the bill, said it would permit a divorced husband to get a court order stopping alimony payments to his...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS EXPANSION Thailand To Get Medicine Shoppes</P><P>Medicine Shoppe International Inc. of St. Louis announced an agreement Thursday with a Thai company that will lead to the establishment of Medicine Shoppe stores in Thailand.</P><P>Michel...
Briefs
BELLEVILLE Doctor Indicted On Drug Charges</P><P>Grand jury indictments charging Dr. Carl Burpo, a gynecologist from Belleville, with 260 counts of illegally dispensing drugs were unsealed Thursday in circuit court in Belleville.</P><P>Each...
Briefs
PAGEDALE Rock Road MetroLink Station Gets Parking Lot</P><P>Transit officials have opened a parking lot at MetroLink's Rock Road station.</P><P>The lot, with space for 190 cars, opened Monday on St. Charles Rock Road at Kingsland...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Clinton, India's Leader Stress The Positive</P><P>President Bill Clinton and India's Prime Minister P.W. Narasimha Rao emphasized common economic interests over differences on human rights and nuclear proliferation...
Bulls Cry Foul after Call, One-Point Loss to Knicks
Of all the villains and all-stars playing for the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls, it took one of the most inconspicuous players to alter this National Basketball Association playoff series.Second-year guard Hubert Davis, who lost his starting...
California Primary: A Rich Tilt
California voters will choose among the rich and famous in selecting nominees for governor and the Senate in the June 7 primary.Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat who is both rich and famous, is a favorite for being renominated. In less than two years,...
Can You Give a Teen a Job This Summer?
SUMMER'S ALMOST at our door, and the area's teen-agers are about to get out of school.For some, summer employment awaits: some youngsters will work at fast-food restaurants, others will work behind store counters, still others will do lawn work.But for...
Capriati Case: Sign of Times for Child Pros
In his book "Hard Courts" an inside look at the glossy world of professional tennis - John Feinstein tells a story about Jennifer Capriati.It was the 1990 U.S. Open in New York. The day before her match against Steffi Graf, she went to Shea Stadium to...
Cases of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma on the Rise in U.S
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the disease that claimed the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is one of the nation's fastest-increasing fatal cancers but also one of the most curable.The term is actually a catchall for various malignancies of the lymph system...
Census Bureau Plans to Alter How It Takes Count
The Census Bureau is planning wholesale changes in how it will collect data in 2000 and beyond.One change that is expected to be adopted, census officials said, is the use of high-tech estimates based on surveys to supplement the actual counting - an...
Children Frequently Left Alone Mothers' Work Hours Often Fail to Match Schedules of Schools
More than 1.6 million American youngsters are left alone at home each day from the time school lets out until a parent returns, the Census Bureau says.The bureau estimated that 7.6 percent of children of grade-school age care for themselves for at least...
Church Notes
Slide Show</P><P>Richard and Carol Gasser of Servants in Faith and Technology in Lineville, Ala., will present a slide show of their experiences at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church, 2950 Droste...
Cincinnati Blanks Atlanta, Puts the Hurt on Smoltz
Erik Hanson finally is coming out of his slump. John Smoltz's misery just keeps getting worse. Hanson pitched eight shutout innings Thursday and Cincinnati scored twice off Smoltz, who was injured, for a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.Smoltz (2-6)...
Clinton Makes Case for Using Force in Haiti
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON offered the clearest explanation yet Thursday of why his administration is considering the use of military force in Haiti while resisting it elsewhere in the world."It's in our back yard," Clinton said at a news conference as he...
Cool & Unusual
Ink stains: Novelist Trey Ellis ("Platitudes," "Home Repairs") first made a name for himself as one of the best and brightest of a new generation of black writers. Lately, however, his literary efforts have been obscured in the wake of controversy surrounding...
Cortisone Refers to Large Family of Drugs
Dear Dr. Donohue: I see the words cortisone and prednisone used interchangeably. I have asthma and use Azmacort (cortisone) inhalers. You puff it.My doctor is not leery of any side effects. I notice you warn about prednisone overuse. Is prednisone the...
Coupon Clippers in '94 Must Work Harder to Save
Coupon clippers, aggressive in the best of times, must be lean, mean fightin' machines to get the most for their dollar in 1994.The number of discount grocery coupons issued has declined for the first time in more than two decades. Furthermore, the average...
Crossbreed Errs at Starting Gate
"MAVERICK" Rated: PG. Running Time: 2:09</P><P>IF IT WERE a real four-legged critter, going to the gate in, say, Saturday's Preakness, "Maverick" would be an odds-on favorite.</P><P>Look at the bloodlines - a pure-bred cast...
Crystal City Set to Defend State Title with 2-Girl Team
The Crystal City High girls contingent that left Thursday for the Missouri Class 1A-2A Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City was all of two athletes.Odd. Aren't these the seven-time 2A champion Hornets? Don't let numbers fool you."We have T-shirts...
Dangers in Delaying Troop Plan for Rwanda
Bad experiences from United Nations' handling of the crises in Somalia and Bosnia-Herzegovina apparently have led the Clinton administration to go slow in supporting an international peacekeeping initiative in Rwanda. A U.N. plan to send 5,500 U.N. troops...
Dierberg Sets His Sights on Texas Bank
The eyes of banker James F. Dierberg turned to Texas this week in his first bid to buy a bank outside of Missouri and Illinois.Dierberg's First Banks Inc. agreed to invest $30 million in BancTexas Group Inc. of Dallas. First Banks will buy 37.5 million...
Digging In: Mutual Funds Braced for Tough Market
The Federal Reserve managed to calm fears in financial markets over interest rates and inflation this week when it unveiled its fourth rate hike of the year. But mutual fund managers say there may be more storms ahead.Stocks, which fell about 10 percent...
Dominican President Has Lead Fraud Mars Voting, Opponent Charges
President Joaquin Balaguer hung on to a slim lead Thursday in national elections marred by accusations of fraud. His chief opponent demanded a new election or a recount to avert unrest.The opponent, Jose Francisco Pena Gomez, said he would not recognize...
Eagles' Best Hopes Arise Early Today at State Meet
When the Class 2A state track and field meet officially opens at 11 a.m. today, Orchard Farm coach Dave O'Donnell is going to be a busy man.The Eagles will have three of their top hopefuls for state medals competing in the very first event of the day.The...
Edgar Says He Wanted Agency Director to Stay
The director of the state's Department of Children and Family Services was not pushed into quitting his job but decided on his own to leave, Gov. Jim Edgar said Thursday.Edgar said he would move quickly to replace Sterling "Mac" Ryder, who resigned...
Elmo Bush, 67; Was Educator, Official
Elmo Bush, longtime East St. Louis educator and the city's first black mayoral candidate, died of cancer at his home Wednesday (May 18, 1994). He was 67.Mr. Bush lost his bid for mayor in 1967 to Alvin G. Fields, who was elected to his fifth term. But...
Enclave in Gaza Is Tense Jews Armed, Wary in Wake of Ambush
No sooner had Palestinian self-rule started in the Gaza Strip than a Jewish settler was ambushed and wounded on his way home. By Thursday, this tiny Jewish enclave resembled an armed camp.Most men among the 27 families were armed, and dozens of Israeli...
`Even Cowgirls Get the Blues' Is a Rough, Tumbly Ride
"EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES" Rated: R, languge, sexual situations. Running Time: 1:36.</P><P>CONSIDERING how long director Gus Van Sant has been working, re-working and re-re-working "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," it should be a better...
Experts Here Stand by Allergy Drugs Don't Abandon Medications, despite Cancer Study, They Advise
Two medical experts here urged allergy sufferers Thursday to continue using three common allergy drugs that Canadian researchers say can promote cancer growth in laboratory mice."I think it would be a great mistake for patients to panic and summarily...
Famous Cowgirls from Missouri
SOME OF the country's most noted cowgirls were born in Missouri, according to Margaret Formby, executive director of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Hereford, Texas. These women have been inducted into the museum's hall...
Favorite Son: Festival Drafts Thames
Ticket sales for U.S. Olympic Festival basketball are about to jump.On Thursday, University of Missouri forward Kelly Thames was named to the North squad for men's basketball, which will be played July 2-5 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and...
For New York `Serial Diner,' Jail Is Meal Ticket 31-Time Loser Feeds off Predictable Punishment
EVERY NOW AND THEN, Gangaram Mahes slips on his best donated clothes and lives the high life. He strolls to a fine restaurant, sips an aperitif, savors a $50 meal and finishes with hot black coffee.The waiters call him sir, but Mahes could not dig a...
Friends Recall `Radiant Girl,' `a Folk Hero'
When Clark M. Clifford cajoled a reluctant Virginia dowager into renting a vacation home to President John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy sent a thank-you note with a crayon drawing of the super-lawyer carrying flowers in one hand and contracts in the other."The...
Gac to Face Northern Foes at 4a Sectional
The St. Charles area track and field teams will get a chance to compete against some of the best athletes in the state at this weekend's sectional meets.The Class 4A sectional will be held Saturday at Francis Howell while the Class 3A schools will convene...
Go for Gin Gets No. 2 Preakness Post Nine to Challenge Derby Champion
It didn't take long for the questions to begin flowing.After Go For Gin drew the No. 2 post position Thursday in a field of 10 horses entered in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the inquisitors wanted to know if the small field and favorable post would enhance...
Gold Diggers in the New West
The 1872 mining law has proved to be a gold mine, literally, for American Barrick Resources Corp. Despite Clinton administration efforts to stop what Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called "the biggest gold heist since the days of Butch Cassidy," American...
Government Seeks Principal's Ouster
THE FEDERAL government charges that a principal who tried to ban interracial couples from the senior prom has a longstanding policy against blacks and whites dating.The Justice Department stated in court documents that students at Randolph County High...
Grandma Worried about Lesbian Sitter
Dear Abby: My 2-year-old granddaughter is being allowed overnight visits with a young lesbian. Would you or your experts allow a beautiful little girl overnight visits with a lesbian?Are the chances of anything happening to her any greater than if she...
Grumble, Grumble, Grumble
FOR THOSE of you just looking for consumer information: Run right out and buy the new Pretenders album, "Last of the Independents."If you're looking for some insight as to why I recommend it, check out this same space next week. So far, my thoughts are...
Herds Ready to Stampede to Hoops (It Up) Heaven Up to 6,000 Participants Expected This Weekend
It's bigger, better and back.The annual Hoop-It-Up tournament - 48 hours of half-court heaven - dribbles onto the streets of downtown St. Louis on Saturday and Sunday.The three-on-three basketball tournament will attract a record number of Charles Barkley...
Herpes Is Subject of Dispute Maker Wants Drug Sold over Counter
A drug company asked federal regulators Thursday to approve the first nonprescription drug for a sexually transmitted disease - medicine that could help 55 million Americans fight genital herpes.But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
House Passes Assistance for Black-Lung Victims More Could Qualify for Benefits, If Senate Oks Bill
Coal miners stricken with black lung disease would find it easier to qualify for federal disability benefits under legislation approved Thursday in the House.The measure, which still requires Senate approval, would help miners hire lawyers to represent...
Ice Confirmed on Mercury Corresponds with `Snowballs in Hell'
Astronomers taking a closer look at Mercury, the nearest planet to the sun, have confirmed the existence of frozen water in an arid, airless land where daylight is hot enough to melt lead.The planet's lakes of ice, cupped in polar craters miles across...
If at First You Don't Succeed . . . Terveer Placed on Zoning Panel
Without fanfare, the County Council last week appointed John Terveer to the county Planning and Zoning Commission. The nomination appeared on the council's consent agenda and so was not subject to open discussion.County Executive Eugene C. Schwendemann...
In-Laws Control Money, Even Monitor Car Mileage
Dear Ann Landers: I've been married to "Jed" for 11 years. He's a great guy. The problem is his parents.I should have seen this coming. The signs were there when we dated for three years.It all started when we told his folks we wanted to get married...
It's Andretti's Last Go-Round at Indy 25 Years Later, He's Revved Up to Drive Frustrations Away
He carries a little more weight on his 5-foot-5 frame and the temples show a little more gray. At age 54, he is a living legend in his sport.Mention the name Mario Andretti, and you think auto racing. You also think of guys like A.J. Foyt, Al Unser,...
It's Prime Time for Runners in St. Louis Area
Don't blink, take a deep breath or turn your head. You'll miss a run.Prime time for running events has arrived in the St. Louis area. If you can't find a run of your favorite distance, on a specific day, at a preferred location in the next few weeks...
Jackie
We swore fealty to her the moment she entered the public eye. She was subjected to none of the uneven press and split loyalty that has dogged Hillary Rodham Clinton.Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, who died Thursday, was our national icon, womanly...
`Jackie' Receives Last Rites
A priest administered last rites Thursday to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and relatives gathered around the former first lady as she battled untreatable lymph cancer "with great fortitude."Mrs. Onassis, 64, returned to her Fifth Avenue apartment Wednesday...
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Dies at 64
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who charmed America as a graceful first lady and then eased its anguish as a stoic young widow, died Thursday night (May 19, 1994) of cancer. She was 64.Mrs. Onassis died at 10:15 p.m. (9:15 p.m. St. Louis time) in her Manhattan...
Jobless Rate Dips to 4.8%
St. Louis' unemployment rate hit a 15-year low in April as thousands landed jobs in stores, restaurants, offices and construction sites across the region.The official jobless rate slid to 4.8 percent in April from 5.6 percent in March. That is the lowest...
Jury Grants $1.7 Million to Man in Prison Fire
A man who spent nearly 30 minutes trapped in a blazing prison cell at the Menard Correctional Center has won almost $1.7 million from a federal jury in East St. Louis.Court sources said the verdict Monday in U.S. District Court might be the largest ever...
Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Is Indicted
Mayor Joe Steineger and two other city officials were indicted Thursday on bribery and other charges, U.S. Attorney Randy Rathbun said.Steineger and his administrative associate, Peter Adams, were charged with taking bribes from the owner of a topless...
Lawyers to Re-Enact 1992 Shooting Spree
STAR TIME: Divorce attorney Charles P. Todt has mounted a seminar on domestic violence, which he will head in November at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' conclave in ChiTown. A highlight of the event will be a video re-enactment of the...
`Life President' Banda, 96, Is Voted out in Malawi's 1st Election Ruling 30 Years, Leader Was Africa's Most Long-Serving President
The country's largest city exploded Thursday in a celebration of honking car horns, chants and song as Malawians waved yellow placards and flowers to mark the downfall of "life president" Kamuzu Banda.Banda, who had ruled this southeast African nation...
Linden Leads the Way as Canucks Tie Series
Trevor Linden has re-established his grip on the leadership reins of the Vancouver Canucks during the playoffs.Linden, at 24 in his third year as team captain, saved his best hockey for the National Hockey League's postseason, when it means the most.Linden...
Lowering the Risk in Municipal Funds Shorter Bonds Hurt Less by Interest Hikes
This year, many investors who have put money in tax-exempt funds have been horrified to discover that such funds can suffer significant losses.In fact, the average tax-exempt bond fund suffered a nasty 6.3 percent loss during February and March. That...
Marlin Coach Gets Bullpen Promotion
With the departure of pitching coach Marcel Lachemann to California to manage the Angels, the Florida Marlins have promoted bullpen coach Frank Reberger to pitching coach and bullpen catcher Bob McClure, who used to pitch for the Cardinals, to bullpen...
Mcclure Goes for Cycle: Pitcher, Catcher, Coach
With the departure of pitching coach Marcel Lachemann to California to manage the Angels, the Florida Marlins have promoted bullpen coach Frank Reberger to pitching coach and bullpen catcher Bob McClure, who used to pitch for the Cardinals, to bullpen...
Milestones in Mrs. Onassis' Life
Here are key dates in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:July 28, 1929: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier born in the resort community of Southampton, N.Y., daughter of John Vernous Bouvier III and Janet Lee Bouvier.March 3, 1933: Her sister, Caroline Lee Bouvier,...
Miss World Pageant Can't Compete with Middle East Hatred
Miss Lebanon has come home at last.Ghada Turk did not return from the Miss World pageant wearing a smile and a tiara, perched on the back of a convertible and waving to a cheering crowd. She returned from a fearful exile, spirited from the airport under...
Mizzou Predicts Less Cash for Farmers
The most widely watched measure of farm prosperity suggests that farmers' incomes will rise this year. But University of Missouri economists predict that they will have less cash in their pockets.A $4 billion drop in net cash income will more than offset...
Money Notes
30-Year Mortgage Rate Takes Dip</P><P>The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage slipped to 8.56 percent this week from 8.77 percent last week, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said Thursday.</P><P>"The decline this week was...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A tip of the EO cap to the immortal CHUCK STOBBS. On this day in 1956, Stobbsie was on the hill for the Washington Senators and uncorked one of the memorable pitches in baseball lore.The lefthander rocked back and fired with great velocity. As the ball...
Mother to Face Trial in Toddler's Drowning Charges May Also Involve Endangerment of Child in Tub with Tot
Machelle Jo Meyer, 23, of St. Charles County, will stand trial in the drowning of her 17-month-old toddler in a bathtub, an associate circuit judge decided Thursday after a preliminary hearing.Judge Nancy Schneider determined that Meyer should be tried...
New Mediator Has Agenda for Change
When John Calhoun Wells was tapped by President Bill Clinton for the $123,100-a-year job heading the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Wells wasted little time heading to two locations: St. Louis and Cincinnati.In each city, he consulted with...
New York State Law Protects Breast-Feeding in Public
It's a crime to try to prevent a mother from breast-feeding in public under a new New York State law.The law, signed Wednesday by Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, allows nursing in malls, restaurants and other public places, even if the breast and nipple are exposed....
N. Korea Discharging Spent Radioactive Fuel, U.N. Agency Says
North Korea has begun discharging spent radioactive fuel at a nuclear reactor at its atomic complex at Yongbyon, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday.The U.N. agency said that this was a serious violation of its safeguards agreement with...
Obituaries
Irene Murphy</P><P>Irene Murphy, 72, of St. Charles, died Thursday (May 19, 1994) at Delmar Gardens West in west St. Louis County.</P><P>Mrs. Murphy worked in real-estate sales with Coldwell Banker for 20 years.</P><P>The...
On the Run 31 Years - Free at Last
This fugitive is free at last.For the first time in more than 30 years, Paul Johnson, 56, of Marysville, Wash., won't be looking over his shoulder in fear of being hauled back to prison.In a surprise decision Tuesday, the Massachusetts Parole Board canceled...
Opponents of Capital Punishment Prefer Litigation to Legislation
Come November, voters should remember that in the spring 219 House members and 41 senators voted, in effect, to abolish capital punishment. Many of the legislators who voted for the Racial Justice Act portion of the crime bill know that abolition will...
Pacers Oust Top-Seeded Hawks
For 17 seasons, the Indiana Pacers were the epitome of mediocrity, a team that spent the latter part of May anywhere but on the basketball court.Not anymore.Indiana beat the Atlanta Hawks 98-79 Thursday night to win the best-of-seven series 4-2 and complete...
Parkinson Sets Pace for Area at State
The state golf championships held earlier this week in Columbia provided plenty of ups and downs for area players."It's a tough situation, even for the guys who've been there before," Francis Howell coach Dave Tomlinson said. "The competition is stiff...
People
London's tabs say that each week, PRINCESS DIANA spends more than $4,500 of PRINCE CHARLES' money just to look good. The breakdown for the 12 months ending in March included $137,400 for clothes, $33,420 for beauty treatments and $14,070 on hair care....
Police/crime
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: COURT ACTIONSt. Louis: Jerry Hook, who used teen-agers to rob banks, will be sentenced...
Police Officers' Security Jobs Raise Concern Fear of Crime Raises Demand, but Officials Ponder Overall Good
The demand for off-duty police officers is booming, as crime-conscious businesses, entertainment districts and private residential streets choose to hire them instead of security guards.At the same time, the issue of off-duty officers in "secondary"...
President Hints at Some Progress in Talks with Beijing
The question of trade status for China is a "decision of great moment for this country" with implications beyond commercial relations between the two countries, President Bill Clinton said Thursday.He said at a new conference that his decision on whether...
Pro-Life Senators Throw in the Towel
President Bill Clinton's nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Breyer to the Supreme Court affords another opportunity for conservative Republican senators to restate what the battle for the ideological soul of the court is about. Instead,...
Rangers Beat Devils on Matteau's Goal in Second Overtime
Victimized in the first game, Stephane Matteau got to play the other role in Game 3 of the NHL's Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night.Matteau scored on a backhander 6 minutes 13 seconds into the second overtime, lifting the New York Rangers to...