St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 28, 1994

13 to Help Fired Clinton Aide White House Officials to Pay Cost of Copter Used on Golf Outing
Thirteen senior White House officials volunteered on Friday to chip in to help a fired senior aide repay the government for the cost of his helicopter trip to play golf near Camp David.Meanwhile, the White House acknowledged that a second helicopter...
Abuse `Memories' Take a Bad Rub, Found Suit-Able
TODAY, WITH THE support and understanding of my hypnotherapist, Dr. Euer Nuetz, Ph.D., CD-ROM; my attorney, Marvyn Jarndyce, and my loving family, I am at last prepared to confront repressed, painful memories of sexual harassment and abuse during childhood.As...
Acquired Skills Specialized Schools Offer Lessons in Everything from Upholstering Chairs to Shampooing Poodles
FORGET the ivy-covered brick.Forget the bronze busts and the marble hallways and the old stone bench from the Class of 1953 and all the other very proper, very staid trappings of American higher education.This ain't Harvard, bucko.This, says the business...
Ante Up! Only High Rollers Can Join Nba's Club
Bernie Bits:If St. Louis is to seriously enter the market for an existing National Basketball Association franchise, the venture will carry a big price tag.The sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to a New Orleans group for $152.5 million is a record price...
A Woman's View: Fallout from Conference Remains Divisive
A conference of Christian women that invoked a feminine aspect of God has also evoked powerful criticism, still simmering more than six months later.Many traditional Presbyterians and Methodists still are protesting their denominations' involvement in...
Ban Starts Rush for Chinese-Made Guns
Gun control groups are backing President Bill Clinton's new ban on the import of Chinese-made firearms and ammunition. But there are others who are equally happy - Russian and other foreign arms makers who are ready to step in."Someone will have to fill...
Beauty, Endurance and Provocation
Alexander Solzhenitsyn has returned to Russia. His fellow dissident, Mstislav Rostropovich, remains in the West, installed in Washington, as conductor of the National Symphony, and here in this faded spa on Lake Leman, where for the last 19 years he...
Berkeley Girls Brush off Problems, Run toward Title
Despite a late-departing bus, a botched hotel reservation and a disqualified 4x200-meter relay team, the Berkeley High girls are on pace to defend their Missouri Class 3A track and field championship.In Friday's preliminaries, Berkeley advanced six individuals...
Berkeley's Girls Brush off Problems
Despite a late-departing bus, a botched hotel reservation and a disqualified relay team, the Berkeley High girls are on pace to defend their Missouri Class 3A track and field championship.In Friday's preliminaries, Berkeley advanced six individuals and...
Book of Teachings Already Best-Seller
In spite of its 688-page bulk, scholarly language and celestial price of $29.95 for the hardcover, the new English-language Catholic catechism is already a best-seller here.St. Paul Book and Media Center in Crestwood has 2,000 orders altogether for the...
Booksellers Sue 5 Publishers Allege Bias in Favor of Big Store Chains
The American Booksellers Association said Friday it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against five publishers, claiming they discriminate against small bookstores and favor large retail chains.The publishers enter into secret deals with large bookstore...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS DISPLACED WORKERS New Electronics Firm Celebrates Opening</P><P>Lee Ross & Associates, a minority-owned custom electronics company that was assisted in its start through the St. Louis Defense Adjustment Program, celebrated...
Briefs
TROY Burned-Out Food Business Will Rebuild At New Site</P><P>Troy Frozen Foods, destroyed by fire in August, will be rebuilt at a new site on U.S. Highway 40 about one-fourth mile east of Troy-O'Fallon Road. Formerly in downtown Troy,...
Caftan Cover-Up Useful at Swimming Pool Party
Dear Eunice Farmer: We have a pool and entertain frequently with pool parties. I am looking for an attractive cover-up that can be slipped on in an instant and still be suitable for cool evenings. I've tried skirts, but they aren't the answer.Caftan-type...
Cards Aim at San Diego Jinx
The San Diego Padres have been dismantled and disheveled the last two seasons. But the Cardinals hadn't beaten them here since 1992 as the teams met in the first game of a three-game series Friday night.After seven innings, San Diego led 8-6.The Cardinals...
Cards Still Jinxed in San Diego Tewksbury Rocked in 8-6 Loss
The Cardinals summoned their best, Bob Tewksbury, to lift them out of the abyss known as Jack Murphy Stadium. But even Tewksbury couldn't rescue the Cardinals, who lost their seventh consecutive game here to the downtrodden San Diego Padres, 8-6 Friday...
Car May Be Redeemed by Paying off Debt
Q: If my car is repossessed, do I have a right to get it back? If so, under what circumstances?A: You have the right to "redeem" the car, up to the point at which the car is sold.To redeem it, you must pay off the entire amount of the remaining debt,...
Catechism in English Is Released in 1566, Catholics Got Last Major Compendium
After an 18-month delay to resolve differences about references to men, women and the Holy Trinity, the Vatican unveiled on Friday an English-language version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church - the first compendium of Roman Catholic teaching in...
China Praises U.S. on Trade, Urges Further Action
President Bill Clinton has created a historic opportunity to improve relations with China by cutting the link between that country's human rights record and its trading rights with the United States, China said Friday."Chinese-American relations are...
Coke 600 a Big Test for Labonte
Not even coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway can dampen Terry Labonte's spirits.At age 37, Labonte is enjoying a resurgence on NASCAR's Winston Cup circuit. He again has good equipment and good people - and a chance to win races and championships.And...
Combat on the Home Front
How serious is domestic violence in military families? In a word, very. Just one statistic offers a chilling glimpse into the severity of the problem: On the average, one spouse or child is killed every week by a family member in the U.S. military.Domestic...
Creepy Crawlers Mount Death March on Wheat
Like an army that silently crept behind enemy lines, legions of beetles are launching a surprise attack on Missouri's $200 million wheat crop.An unexpected boom of the cereal leaf beetle is causing enough concern that intensive spraying with insecticide...
Crime Tests the Reach of Freedom
EVEN AS SOUTH AFRICANS attempt to address the myriad of problems associated with the dismantling of apartheid, they are encountering an issue that Americans will find depressingly familiar: Violent crime.South Africa's vice president, F.W. de Klerk,...
Do Media Ill Serve Clinton and Country by Focusing on Conflict?
Was it John F. Kennedy's "ask not what your country can do for you" speech that launched the unprecedented era of personal involvement in social change still fondly remembered by an entire generation? Was there something peculiar about the times that...
Don't Be Passive, Author Tells Russians on Return
ALEXANDER Solzhenitsyn ended his 20-year exile Friday with an appeal to people across Russia to seize the initiative in directing their troubled country's rebirth after communism.Standing at sunset by Vladivostok's picturesque harbor, flanked by his...
Federalization of Crime
Jamie Gorelick, the new deputy attorney general, heard from her Washington law partners about Robert Kennedy's Justice Department. She finds it to be a very different place.Thirty years ago it was a smallish federal agency, with a budget of $343 million...
Festivals Back in Business after '93 Flood, River Towns Welcome Return of Annual Celebrations
Last year's outdoor festival season was a soggy disappointment. The Great Flood swamped sites, blocked access roads and distracted volunteers, canceling many events along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.This year, festival organizers say restoring...
Five of a Kind Last Three Dionne Quints Are Together at 60
The last three of the Dionne quintuplets, who charmed the world with their cuteness in the 1930s, celebrate their 60th birthday today still trying to overcome the exploitation of their childhood.The Dionnes, the world's first surviving identical quintuplets,...
George Ball, 84; Served U.S. in State Department, at U.N
George W. Ball, undersecretary of state in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations who argued against the escalation of the Vietnam War, died Thursday (May 26, 1994) at age 84.Mr. Ball, a resident of Princeton, N.J., died in New York Hospital, where...
George Ball, 84; Served U.S. in State Department,at U.N
George W. Ball, undersecretary of state in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations who argued against the escalation of the Vietnam War, died Thursday (May 26, 1994) at age 84.Mr. Ball, a resident of Princeton, N.J., died in New York Hospital, where...
Get Tougher on Drunk Drivers
This Memorial Day weekend CBS will broadcast prime-time public-service ads featuring President Bill Clinton urging Americans to drink in moderation and select a designated driver. It's part of a continuing campaign against the scourge of driving while...
Grand Jury May Get Killing by Policeman ; Officer Fired 12 Shots at Man after Chase
A St. Louis County grand jury may be asked to decide if a Bridgeton police officer violated any laws when he opened fire in a Maryland Heights neighborhood, killing a man suspected of trying to pass a forged check.County Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch...
Gwar: More of the Same Repugnance
VILE, disgusting, warped, twisted, diseased, obscene, demented, morally reprehensible, devoid of merit - these descriptions are not strong enough to convey the essence of GWAR's performance Thursday at Mississippi Nights.The old walls of the building...
Halamicek Hopes Twice Is Nice Monday
For someone who regards a long run as a close equivalent to a Singapore caning, Wendy Halamicek has some bold Memorial Day plans.On Monday, Halamicek will compete in the 10K at the Post-Dispatch Memorial Day Run. After that 6.2-mile trek, she probably...
Hazelwood Central Holds off West 8-6
Hazelwood West's Lenny Kelley came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth with the bases loaded, two outs and his team trailing Hazelwood Central 8-4.Kelley slapped a two-strike single to right field, driving in two runs and giving West fans reason...
Health-Care Professionals Question Shalala about Plan
A crowd of doctors, nurses and health-care executives was polite but apprehensive in a meeting Friday in Fairview Heights with Donna Shalala, U.S. secretary of health and human services.Shalala had come at the invitation of Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville,...
Help Yourself!
Guidelines</P><P>SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.</P><P>Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the...
High-Speed Train Getting New Push
Some bumps must be smoothed before people zip between St. Louis and Chicago on trains going 125 mph, but high-speed rail service between the two cities is possible, Illinois Transportation Secretary Kirk Brown says.The project would need $350 million...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: How do you keep bird seed from sprouting under bird feeders? We have several in our back yard and each has an array of different "grasses" growing under it. I will always feed the birds, but I would like to get rid of this new greenery...
Hot Air or Cold Air?
Dear Tom and Ray: I appeal to your expertise to settle a discussion that a friend and I had recently. He says running the air conditioner in a vehicle uses as much as two gallons of additional fuel per mile. He prefers to travel with the windows down....
Hull Labels Trade Report "A Total Lie"
Blues captain Brett Hull disputed a local broadcast report Friday that he had submitted a list of two teams to the Blues as potential trade destinations.He called the report on KMOX radio "a total lie."The teams were said to be the Los Angeles Kings,...
Illinois Banks Are Tightfisted with Loan Funds, Quinn Says
Illinois banks are more tightfisted with their money than other banks across the nation, according to a study released Friday by state Treasurer Pat Quinn.His office charges that the institutions are piling up profits instead of loaning money to help...
Incarnate, Nerinx Gain Final in Girls State Tournament
The 10th annual Missouri high school girls soccer championship will be an all-Metro Women's Athletic Association event.League rivals Incarnate Word Academy (19-2-3) and Nerinx Hall (17-5-3) will square off at 8 tonight in the title match at the Billiken...
Indy Fact: Racers Go Faster Than Jet Plane at Takeoff
Just in case you need to know, some facts and figures about Sunday's Indianapolis 500-mile auto race:The anticipated attendance will be 425,000. It is the largest single-day sporting event in the world. The Kentucky Derby draws more than 130,000 fans....
Indy Gives Smoking 2nd-Hand Exposure Tobacco Firms Get Forbidden Time
As Emerson Fittipaldi drove to victory in the Indianapolis 500 last year, the auto racing veteran helped his tobacco sponsor get an estimated $5 million worth of something it can't buy directly - TV exposure.Fittipaldi is in the Marlboro Team Penske...
In Houston, `Rudy T' Is Toast of the Town
In a Southern Methodist University dormitory in February 1992, Nicole Tomjanovich's friends were happier about her dad's big break than she was.Even now, when he probably could get elected mayor, Rudy Tomjanovich is subdued when he remembers the card...
In the Spotlight
Jay WitasickPosition: PitcherClass: A, Madison, Wis.Throws: Rightws Bats: RightAge: 21Highlights: Witasick is coming off the best outing of his pro career, a seven-inning stint Tuesday in which he allowed one hit and no runs in a 3-2 victory over Peoria....
Japanese Visitors to Give Cardinals Royal Treatment
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko plan to catch a Cardinals baseball game during their visit here next month.The Japanese government in Toyko officially announced the royal couple's general tour schedule on Friday. They will watch at least...
Jordan Finds Right Way to Dispute Calls He's No Longer off Base in Dealing with Umpires
Early April, early innings. Michael Jordan is called out on a close pitch, and he doesn't like it.The former National Basketball Association star, playing his first season of professional baseball, stomps around the batter's box, goes face-to-face with...
Leibrandt, 37, Gives Up Comeback Try with Kc
Pitcher Charlie Leibrandt, who played in the World Series with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves, ended his comeback attempt with the Royals on Friday and went home.Leibrandt, 37, who was on the Royals' 1985 championship team, had rotator cuff...
Many Contribute as Jass Rolls Past Rockets 95-86
The Utah Jazz won a game they desperately needed to win by finally playing like a team.After failures in Games 1 and 2 that were marked by unbalanced scoring and Hakeem Olajuwon's dominance, the Jazz reversed those trends Friday night and beat the Houston...
Many Contribute as Jazz Rolls Past Rockets 95-86
The Utah Jazz won a game they desperately needed by finally playing like a team.After failures in Games 1 and 2 that were marked by unbalanced scoring and Hakeem Olajuwon's dominance, the Jazz reversed those trends Friday night and beat the Houston Rockets...
Missionaries in Haiti Plead for Humanitarian Supplies
When the ham radio crackles these days at the Worldteam ministry in Coral Gables, Fla., the pleas from missionaries in Haiti are getting more urgent.A week after the United Nations tightened its embargo on Haiti, some of the 1,300 American and Canadian...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It's DALE LONG Day here in expanded awarenessville. 'Twas on this date in 1956 that Long continues an amazing power display. The big Pittsburgh first sacker unloads on CARL ERSKINE and deposits the old pill into the seats, marking the eighth consecutive...
New Napa Valley Rose: Hint of Raspberry, Spice
MOST ROSE wines, especially those of California, are weak, namby-pamby offerings, short on character and without much staying power. They're light, sometimes fruity and too often on the sweet side.French roses, primarily those of Provence, are a different...
No Mercy for Variola, a Mass Murderer
For 15 years, a mass murderer has waited on death row. Like other scheduled executions, this one is not without controversy - but the final decision won't be made in the courts. This murderer is not a person. It is the smallpox virus. And it should be...
People
For BARBRA STREISAND, the sound of silence will run through the weekend.Inflamed vocal cords have interrupted her much-touted tour. Having already canceled one performance in the Los Angeles area, she now has put off three more."I feel terrible that...
Pittsburgh Sponsors Peace Conference for Warring Gangs
Khalid Samad said he noticed it when he drove into the city Friday and jumped from his car to make a call at a pay phone. Officers in two police cruisers quickly pulled up for a look at him."Paranoia," the anti-gang activist from Cleveland said. Samad...
Rangers Win in 2 Ots 2-1; Canucks Next
The agonizing ecstasy that is the New York Rangers' quest for the Cup continues.Seeking their first sip of Stanley Cup champagne in 54 years, the Rangers earned their first trip to the National Hockey League championship round since 1979 with a 2-1 double-overtime...
Reordered: Ozzie Drops Back to No. 8 in Lineup
Ozzie Smith, fhitting just .229, batted eighth for the first time in four seasons on Friday night. And it was largely his idea."Ozzie came into my office in Florida and said, `If you want to do something, don't let me tie your hands,' " said Cardinals...
Rough Trip Helped Smooth Mu's Path
It wasn't the way the Missouri softball team had wanted to start its spring break.In California, the team had just played the first four games of a 12-game trip and had been thumped. MU was outscored 28-1 in four losses. In one game, the Tigers had been...
Senior Olympics Open Sunday with Record 1,630 Participants
The 15th St. Louis Senior Olympics begin Sunday with 1,630 participants, the event's largest number ever. The previous record was 1,616, established in 1988.Four days of competition will end Wednesday with the closing ceremony, dinner and a dance at...
Series Shows Lifestyles of Alaskan Natives
IT'S 6:30 Sunday evening and, across the state, thousands of Native residents are settling in for "Heartbeat Alaska."Part newscast, part best-of-Alaska home videos, the 30-minute independently produced show is broadcast to the state's largest cities....
Simpson Leads Colonial ... Maybe Irwin Has First-Round 64, Could Move by Him in Catch-Up Round
Scott Simpson shot 131 for 36 holes Friday and took the lead in the uncompleted second round of the storm-disrupted Southwestern Bell Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.But Simpson was far from confident that his 9-under-par total would stand up, with almost...
Slain Bank Officer Is Vindicated
A bank officer killed in an Ashland, Mo., robbery acted properly and should not be second-guessed for confronting the robber who shot him, an investigating officer said Friday.Detective Sgt. Mike Stubbs of the Boone County sheriff's office said "anyone...
Slow Climb Ex-Lsu Star Clark Crawling Up Ladder
What might look like a head start to a baseball fan could mean precious little to a player trying to move up the minor-league ladder.Tim Clark has learned that.He played at Louisiana State, which has one of the country's top college programs, and was...
Solar-Powered System Cuts Costs and Hazards
Q: The chlorine in my swimming pool irritates my eyes and skin. Can I use free solar energy to power a "no-chemical" pool purification system? If so, what are the new systems?A: Pool purification chemicals not only irritate your eyes and skin and harm...
Some Tips on Keeping Your Teeth Healthy
Dear Ann Landers: I clipped something from the American Dental Association News that may be of interest to your readers. It is amazing how many adults need basic information about how to preserve their teeth. If you print this in your column, you will...
Sorenson, Rusan Strike Gold in 4a Meet
Oakville's Laura Sorenson and Webster Groves' Tim Rusan soaked up Friday's sun like a couple of kids on an afternoon frolic in the park.For the two Suburban South Conference standouts, it was a stellar day. Each turned in a spectacular performance on...
Specter Sharpens Ax for Gop Abortion Plank
SHUNTED ASIDE at the party's 1992 convention, Republican supporters of abortion rights are quietly mapping a comeback in an attempt to strip the anti-abortion plank from the GOP platform in 1996.According to those involved, the heart of the effort is...
Speedy Sampras Slams His Way into `Sweet 16'
All the pieces seem to be falling into place for Pete Sampras. He's found his serve, overcome his clay-court phobia and started to exude a feeling of invincibility.Playing his best match of the week, the top-seeded Sampras took apart Paul Haarhuis -...
Sports Shorts
De La Hoya Rebounds From Knockdown To Win</P><P>The San Francisco 49ers apparently are close to signing defensive end Richard Dent. The deal probably won't be completed until next week, according to Dent's agent and team executives.</P><P>"We're...
Standard Fare at Denny's
The Denny's restaurant chain is settling two racial bias cases by paying a record $46 million to black customers. The incident that left the chain open to the most criticism occurred a little over a year ago. It involved six black Secret Service agents...
Summer Jobs for Youths Scarce
Federally subsidized jobs for area low-income youths are more scarce this summer because of a lack of funds."The job market is slim in the city of St. Louis," said Valerie Russell, executive director of the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment....
Surhoff Lifts Brewers out of 14-Game Skid
The Milwaukee Brewers ended their club-record losing streak at 14 games, beating Seattle 5-2 Friday night on B.J. Surhoff's three-run homer in the eighth inning. Brian Harper doubled off Bill Risley (2-3) with one out in the eighth and pinch-runner Matt...
Teen's Life Unraveled; Family Lost Their Lives Drugs, Alcohol, and Breakup with Girlfriend Plunged Youth into Depression, Friends Say
A call at 6:15 a.m. Thursday awakened Richard Brown, 16. It was his friend, Clay Shrout, calling on his father's cellular phone."He told me that he had killed his parents and his sisters," said Richard, who - like Clay - is a junior at Ryle High School.Richard...
The Bad News about Social Security
Social Security is at risk. It has certain, fundamental weaknesses built into it. To begin with, it is not based upon the whole truth. It is misrepresented, and we should be clear about how. In these financially strapped times, Social Security is sure...
The Games Have Begun Boats in St. Louis, St. Charles Bring Casino Gambling to State
With Dixieland bands and ribbon cuttings, casino owners and customers celebrated the long-awaited arrival of riverboat gambling in Missouri Friday."Let the games begin," declared Ed Ellers, chief executive of the President Casino on the Admiral on the...
The Games Have Begun Boats in St. Louis, St. Charles Bring Casino Gambling to State
With ragtime bands and ribbon cuttings, casino owners and customers celebrated the long-awaited arrival of riverboat gambling in Missouri Friday."Let the games begin," declared Ed Ellers, chief executive of the President Casino on the Admiral on the...
The Importance of Suitable Snacks
SPEAKING OF snacks (again), there seems to be an art to knowing what to serve.You go to some people's houses and they set out a bowl of homemade guacamole and a basket of chips. You go to other people's houses and they offer you a piece of warm-from-the-oven...
The Mommies: Appealing Comedy
BEAUTY may be only skin deep, but there's laughter all the way through. That may not be the motto of Caryl Kristensen and Marilyn Kentz, the two Petaluma, Calif., housefraus who appear on stage as The Mommies, but that is the effect.Since I've never...
The Owl in the Moon a Comanche Indian Tale
LONG AGO, a band of Comanches settled near a creek that ran through the wide, empty prairie. One day four children climbed down the creek bank to play. One of the children was a little boy whose sister carried him upon her back in a cradleboard.While...
U.S. Offers Assistance to Seal Haitian Border
The United States is willing to provide technical aid, including helicopters and similar equipment, to help the Dominican Republic's army plug the gaping holes in the embargo against neighboring Haiti, the special U.S. adviser on Haiti said Friday.The...
Waiting Game Fear a Familiar Feeling for Indy Drivers' Wives
Chris Mears remembers sitting in a motor home at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway two years ago, filling out order forms for Mother's Day flowers for each member of Roger Penske's crew."The guys are so busy. I know they don't want to forget their mothers,...
War's Detritus: Bodies in Lake Victoria
THE NAMELESS DEAD washing ashore outnumber the living in this Lake Victoria fishing village.They died unspeakable deaths in Rwanda and now, in the final indignity, their bodies are collected like garbage, wrapped in plastic and dumped without ceremony...
Woman from Mizzou Days Sues Peeler
Los Angeles Lakers guard Anthony Peeler, a former University of Missouri basketball star, is being sued by the woman who claims he bit her and pointed a pistol at her two years ago in Columbia, Mo.The woman sued Peeler on Friday in St. Louis Circuit...
Younge Reroutes Tax Bill for College
State Rep. Wyvetter Younge's plan to allow State Community College in East St. Louis to receive its operating money from sales taxes got new currency on Friday.The plan calls for letting the college get its money from sales taxes rather than property...
Yo-Yo Fitness Program Will Fall Far Short
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a fitness enthusiast - most of the time. I mean that I will go in for fitness, including jogging mainly, for a couple of months, then relax from it for a few months. I would say that I am at it about half the time. I generally...