St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 25, 1995

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2 Hepatitis a Cases Hit Day-Care Center
Workers and children attending LaPetite Academy in O'Fallon, Ill., were vaccinated against hepatitis A on Tuesday after St. Clair County health officials confirmed two cases at the day-care center.Kevin Hutchison, director of the county's Health Department,...
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82-Year-Old Animator Is Busier Than Ever
WARNER BROS.' new WB network gets an extra flourish from the world's sneakiest entertainer.Michigan J. Frog, a song-and-dance amphibian, was introduced in a Chuck Jones cartoon called "One Froggy Evening" back in 1956. In it, the hopping, strutting entertainer...
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A Close-Up Look at an Army in Disarray
HERE IN THE field headquarters of the Russian army's assault on the secessionist region of Chechnya, a mystery soon begins to solve itself.The mystery in the civil war in Chechnya is how the vast and vaunted Russian armed forces could fail to subdue...
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Agreement Ends Miller Boycott Union, Distributor Fought over Layoffs
The Teamsters union and St. Louis Beer Sales have reached an agreement in their dispute over laid-off workers, and together are calling for an end to the boycott of Miller Brewing Co. products.Brewery Drivers Local 133 last year called for a boycott...
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A Move in the Right Direction
As the weekend death toll from suicide bombers in Israel showed, a grisly contest is on between Islamic extremists who want to kill any moves toward peace and officials who see a negotiated settlement as the only way to ensure lasting accord. The conundrum...
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Another Day in Court
The expressway to execution that the U.S. Supreme Court has been building in recent years got an important speed bump Monday in the case of Lloyd Schlup, who was only hours away from lethal injection in Potosi in 1993. A sharply divided court ruled that...
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At&t Profit: Best in a Decade UAL Posts 1st Profit in Quarter in 5 Years
AT&T Corp. Tuesday boasted its best year of earnings and revenue growth since divestiture 10 years ago, crowned by a 70 percent increase in earnings for the fourth quarter.In the quarter, earnings surged to $1.34 billion from $776 million, or 85 cents...
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Beech Gets Blame in Fatal Crash Error in Manual a `Probable Cause'
In the last moments before a four-seat, Beech Travel-Air smashed into a farm field in Chesterfield last year, its engines sputtered, then stopped cold. The engines were out of fuel, starved because a mechanic had installed a new part backwards.The reason...
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Blizzard of Weather Calls Intrude on Family
Janet Martin and her family would like an uninterrupted night's sleep. But they've been too busy answering the telephone.Martin's home telephone number is nearly identical to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department's national toll-free hot...
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Briefs
MISSOURI ST. CHARLES Gambling Money To Back Project</P><P>The St. Charles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to give $750,000 in riverboat gambling revenue to the city's Parks Department to finance the design of an aquatic...
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Briefs
CANADA Twins Stable After Surgery To Separate Them</P><P>Two Pakistani toddlers born joined at the head were being closely monitored Tuesday after doctors successfully separated them. After about 16 hours of surgery, massive infusions...
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Brodsky Told to Give Up Job or Council
Take one of your jobs and shove it.</P><P>That's essentially what St. Louis County Councilman Mark Brodsky, who was just elected Nov. 8, has been told by his employer.</P><P>For more than 10 years, Brodsky has worked as a lawyer...
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Brown Co. Will Close Shoe Plant in City
Brown Shoe Co. is closing a 25-year-old plant in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood, laying off 90 employees.The closing marks the end of Brown Shoe's 25-year partnership with a neighborhood group that has worked to revitalize an area northwest of downtown....
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Calgary Puts Chill on Blues Flames Frolic in 6-4 Triumph; 1st Loss for Keenan's Crew
The Blues were not tall in the Saddledome on Tuesday.Their defense, for the first time on a memorable season-opening trip, came unbuckled in a 6-3 National Hockey League loss to the Calgary Flames.The Blues return for their home opener Thursday at...
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Cavs Get Bad News: Price out 6-8 Weeks
Mike Fratello didn't feel much like celebrating.Having just watched his Cleveland Cavaliers overwhelm the Los Angeles Clippers 90-68, Fratello learned after Monday night's game that his All-Star point guard, Mark Price, will miss the next six to eight...
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Clinton Embraces Activism in Shadow of Gop, President Pushes New Social Compact
President Bill Clinton sought Tuesday night to convince Congress and the nation that there is still room, and need, for an activist government.In a State of the Union address that went on for 81 minutes, Clinton was by turns conciliatory, combative and...
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Clinton Freezes Assets of Terrorist Groups
President Bill Clinton struck back at Mideast terrorists Tuesday by freezing their assets in American banks and moving to outlaw raising money in the United States for their operations.Court-approved wiretaps will be used in the campaign. And one administration...
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Clinton Freezes U.S. Assets of Mideast Terror Groups
President Bill Clinton struck back at Mideast terrorists Tuesday by freezing their assets in American banks and moving to outlaw raising money in the United States for their operations.Court-approved wiretaps will be used in the campaign. And one administration...
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Clinton: Let's Pull Together among Top Targets Are Teen Pregnancy, Illegal Immigration
President Bill Clinton went before a Republican Congress Tuesday night and asked his political opponents to join in giving the American people "dramatic change in our economy, in our government and in ourselves"Looking back on the GOP election landslide...
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Clinton's Form Letter Shows Bad Form
EVER SINCE I came to Washington, I've heard insiders knock President Clinton. They said this White House could turn even friends into enemies.I figured that was typical Washington insider thinking. Until I talked with Deborah Baumann of South County.Deborah...
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Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONThe Blackhawks are giving enigmatic Patrick Poulin a look on the Jeremy Roenick-Tony Amonte line. "When we got him, it was potential, potential, potential. That's what everybody keeps saying," coach Darryl Sutter said. "Well, potential...
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Crusader Girls Take Elsberry Win in Stride: `Went out, Did the Job'
St. Dominic High girls basketball coach Dennis Fischer figured that something must be wrong.The fourth-seeded Crusaders had just knocked off Wright City 44-33 to capture the championship of the Elsberry Tournament Sunday. But there was no huge celebration,...
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Day-Care Center Forced to Close Trustee: `Shoestring Operation' Tried to Help Low-Income Families
The Children's Center of St. Louis, a day-care center at 6132 Southwest Avenue, will close after 20 years because of a $15,000 bill it owes to the Internal Revenue Service.Christine Ross, president of the school's board of trustees, gave notices Tuesday...
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Democrat Hands Crime Bill to Gop
Rep. Rod Blagojevich, D-Chicago, believes his bill to make prisoners serve fuller sentences has a pretty good chance of passage - now that he's found a Republican to sponsor it.Blagojevich said Tuesday that he had given up chief sponsorship of his truth-in-sentencing...
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`Devastating Proof of . . . Guilt' Simpson Prosecutor Says Glove, Socks Were Tainted with Blood
DNA tests showed a "trail of blood" belonging to O.J. Simpson and his alleged murder victims leading from the scene to his car and finally to his house, a prosecutor said Tuesday in her opening statement.But as the so-called "murder trial of the century"...
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Ducks Disneyesque in Ot Win over Edmonton
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks' 1995 home opener was a Disney spectacular, before and during the National Hockey League game.After a pregame show with lasers, fireworks and a sheet of flame on the ice, the Ducks provided an entertaining show of their own,...
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`Expand Opportunity . . . Not Bureaucracy'
Here are excerpts from President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address:IF WE AGREE ON nothing else tonight, we must agree that the American people certainly voted for change in 1992 and in 1994. And as I look out at you, I know how some of you must...
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Favorite Names That Fit: Bible, Planke and Cash
Dear Abby: One of my hobbies is collecting names that fit a person's occupation.My friend, Ralph Bible, is a minister. His roommate in the seminary was named Amen.Mr. Planke, in Piney Flats, Tenn., is a carpenter, and Mr. Hand is a physical trainer with...
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For 10-Year-Old Girls: Slip Dresses or Ruffles?
I WOULD like a few minutes with Larry Hansel. Although I have never met this man, the multimillionaire owner of Rampage Clothing, I feel we could spend our time together meaningfully.Maybe, on behalf of all the parents of preteen girls, I could spirit...
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Former Enemies Working to Create a New South Africa
You have to remember," Roelf Meyer said: "Until just over a year ago we saw each other as enemies."It was a polite understatement. Meyer is one of the minority National Party ministers in a government dominated by the African National Congress. For decades,...
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From Tranquillity to Drug Hot Spot: A Lost Ring's Odyssey
THINGS DISAPPEAR, but they don't cease to be. Not your lost keys, not that single sock that seemed to vanish in the dryer, not your reading glasses that you swear you put on the dresser.All these things disappear, but they continue to exist. In fact,...
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Getting Kids to Solve Problems Their Solutions Are More Likely to Be Carried Out
WHEN THEY'RE very young, you have to tell them how to act: "We don't hit people. It hurts them and makes them mad." "He won't want to play with you if you grab his toys away."Years pass, and you're still telling them how to act, although probably in...
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Gingrich Is Master of the Sound Bite
At dinner the other night, someone brought up Newt Gingrich and what he said about the troubles women would have in combat. Put them "in a ditch" for a month or so and they develop infections, he allowed. It turned out that four of the people at dinner...
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Gop Plans Action on Tax-Cap Measure
House Republicans planned to get started on their agenda today by pushing through committee a bill that would place a watered-down version of property-tax caps on local governments in Cook County.They also want to vote on a proposal to scrap the scaffolding...
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Hacking Cracking Info Superhighway
In Britain, a 16-year-old faces computer-hacking charges for breaking into U.S. government computers and copying communications on nuclear talks with North Korea.The teen-ager took U.S. agents' information about inspections of North Korea's nuclear facilities...
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Have Therapy, Will Travel
HURTLING down life's fast lane, executives and professionals often don't have time to relieve their stress by baring their souls to a psychotherapist.Enter Dr. Ursula Strauss and Dr. Shelley Lennox, two psychologists who have come up with a scheme as...
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`He Killed Her Because He Couldn't Have Her'
The following are key excerpts from the opening statement of prosecutor Chris Darden in the O.J. Simpson murder trial:The crime: "We're here today obviously to resolve an issue, to settle a question that has been on the minds of people throughout the...
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Heston Urges Funding for Arts Actor Breaks with Right in Plea to House
Actor Charlton Heston broke with other conservatives Tuesday by supporting continued federal financing for the arts and humanities."I join with many other conservatives in urging their continuation," he said in rejecting proposals to eliminate the National...
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Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.0 grade-point average to make the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:6th GradeKarrie Anderson, Jennifer Andler, Kristen Arneson,...
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In `Curious Role,' President Tries to Save His Job
By the traditional barometers of peace and prosperity, the state of the union is quite good. Yet at the midpoint of President Bill Clinton's term, the state of his presidency is far less certain.Indeed, so giddy are Republicans at Clinton's struggles...
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In Gop Response, Whitman Stresses That Less Is More
Here are brief excerpts from the prepared text of New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman's official Republican response to President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address:IN ELECTIONS all across America, the voters have chosen smaller government, lower...
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Israelis Arrest Activists, Ransack Mosque
Israeli troops arrested dozens of Palestinian activists Tuesday, ransacked a mosque and welded shut the offices of Islamic extremists following a deadly weekend bombing.Declaring that only separation from the Palestinians could stop the violence, Prime...
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Joint Effort Considered to Run Animal Shelter
Ron Darling, health and environmental coordinator for St. Peters, is preparing plans for an animal shelter to be jointly run by St. Charles and St. Peters.The idea of forming a joint effort on animal control came up Monday night at a meeting of elected...
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Juvenile Crime Bill Changes for Critics Child Convicted as Adult Would Go to Prison at 17
The sponsor of the juvenile crime bill made changes Tuesday that should answer some critics' main concern: Where do youngsters convicted in the adult court serve their time?Under the new proposal, they would stay with a state youth agency until they...
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Lady Lions Trounced 66-38 at Rockhurst Coach: `For Some Reason We Weren't Ready to Play'
Lindenwood College women's basketball coach Steve Crotz pulled out all the stops Monday night. Even his Lou Holtz material.But it didn't work. The visiting Lady Lions came out flat and were hammered by Rockhurst 66-38 in Kansas City."For some reason,...
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Landfill 'Crisis' Is Trash Talk
Now I know we are living in a new age. Electing Republican majorities in the House and Senate was nice, but it didn't approach the epochal significance of this: The Wall Street Journal has debunked recycling!If there is any issue on which millions of...
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Leaders Focus on Cooperation in Towns Meeting
At times, the city governments of St. Charles and St. Peters have butt heads over such issues as common boundaries and where to dump the garbage.But at an unusual dinner meeting Monday night between the St. Peters Board of Aldermen and the St. Charles...
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Lindenwood Makes Strong Showing in Ohio Tournament Following Layoff
Early on, the Lindenwood College wrestling team appeared rusty. And why not?In its first competition of 1995, Lindenwood overcame a rocky first round to put six wrestlers into the finals of last weekend's Miami of Ohio Tournament."We seemed a little...
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Magicians' Groups Honor 11 Others with Awards
HERE ARE the 11 magicians chosen posthumously to receive the St. Louis Magical Heritage Award, presented by the local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians: BEN BADLEY (1898-1950)Though he was...
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Man Who Blew Up His Jennings Home Faces `Causing Catastrophe' Charge
When James Kimble blew up his house on Oct. 16, he took $2 million worth of Jennings with him.Kimble suffered severe burns but survived the blast, which left his neighborhood in shambles.Now Kimble could face life in prison if a jury in St. Louis County...
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Memphis' Wright Studies Life at Wheels of His Dad
Lorenzen "Phenom Phreshman" Wright scored 27 points and snared 20 rebounds in a Memphis basketball victory last week. No player in the Great Midwest Conference before had achieved a 20-20 mission.In his Saturday encore, "Wrotten" Wright flopped - no...
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Merger Sidelines 2 Execs Brassie Golf Forms Threesome with Florida Firms
Brassie Golf Corp., which bought Hale Irwin Golf Services Inc. last year, has agreed to form a threesome that could lead it well beyond the golf course.But it has lost two top executives in the process - including its president, who is golf pro Hale...
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Minimum Wage Hike Won't Help the Poor
The Clinton administration has rung in the new year with an old idea: raising the minimum wage. In an attempt to raise low-wage workers' incomes through social engineering, the administration wants to increase the present minimum wage of $4.25 an hour.The...
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Morning Briefing
Peso's Free Fall To Cost Telmex $760 Million</P><P>Mexican telecommunications giant Telefonos de Mexico said Tuesday it expects to take a $760 million foreign exchange loss for 1994 because of the devaluation of the Mexican peso.</P><P>Telmex...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Thanks to respected Chicago ballwriter JEROME HOLTZMAN for recounting a tale that puts some perspective on replacement players.In a game in 1912, TY COBB jumped into the stands to deal with a heckler. For his actions, Cobb was suspended for 10 days by...
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NBA Has Place for Graybeards like Cartwright
Life was going to be grand for Bill Cartwright. His entire year was planned. He, his wife and four kids were relocating to his native Northern California. He would work on his master's degree at the University of San Francisco, explore some business...
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Now's the Time to Build Bird-Nest Box for Spring
When the cold, gray reality of winter settles on Missouri, people who love the outdoors get restless.But lousy weather doesn't have to keep outdoors people inactive. If the weather is too beastly to go out, why not put together a few bird-nest boxes...
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Obituaries
Thelma D. EdgarThelma Dolores Edgar, 74, of O'Fallon, died Monday (Jan. 23, 1995) at Meadow Brook Manor nursing home in St. Charles.Mrs. Edgar was a former nurse's aide at the Lutheran Altenheim home in St. Louis.A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today...
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Officer and Son Endure Cold, Fear 2 Were Lost in Blizzard for 8 Nights in Turkey
For six nights after getting lost in a blizzard on a Boy Scout ski trip, father and son huddled in a cave and ate snow to survive.They heard helicopters overhead, but rescuers couldn't see them. Finally, the U.S. Air Force officer made the difficult...
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Official Disavows Charge He Wants to Shut Group Homes for Disabled
Group homes for severely disabled adults are here to stay, says the president of the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County.Steve Mahler, the board president, was responding to an allegation that he wants to close group homes....
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Officials, Students Weigh Merits of Parks College Move Aviation School Could Be Relocated to Slu Campus
St. Louis University officials say they will probably decide in the next few weeks whether to move Parks College from its longtime home in Cahokia to the university's main campus in midtown St. Louis.Many Parks students oppose moving the campus. And...
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Oregon Votes for Death Legality Cannot Substitute for Morality
Have polls replaced consciences? Can right and wrong be put to a vote? On Nov. 8, Oregon voters approved, by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent, the legalization of lethal overdoses for the terminally ill. Ballot Measure 16 (or M-16 as some in Oregon...
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Panthers Rack Up a Victory in First Round of Tourney
The Fort Zumwalt North basketball team is looking to make a little noise in its own invitational.The Panthers improved to 7-7 on the season Monday, beating Lutheran-St. Charles 68-47 in the opening round of the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational. In Monday's...
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Past Sexual Abuse Calls for Counseling
Dear Ann Landers: When I was 7, I was sexually abused by a family member. When I finally told my parents, nothing was done - it was a dirty little secret that was swept under the rug.During the past 20 years, I have struggled emotionally and psychologically...
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Pentium 90 Pushes PC Life into Fast Lane
A while back I decided to investigate life in the high-speed lane - to drive the PC equivalent of a nitromethane-fueled dragster.It feels wonderful. And with the prices falling as fast as horsepower is increasing, you can do it without mortgaging the...
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People
Cover stories:</P><P>If there's a magazine photographer anywhere near, DEMI MOORE, 32, can't help getting undressed. For Rolling Stone, she's reprising an old pose of Vanessa Redgrave's as she appears nude (save for strategically folded...
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People in Business
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named John M. Laufer classified advertising manager and Eleanor Z. Rosenbaum divisional sales manager of retail advertising. The changes are effective March 6.The VanDover Group, a career management firm, promoted JoAnn...
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Pippen Ejected; Bulls Beaten by Spurs in Ot
Scottie Pippen threw a chair across the United Center court after getting ejected in the first half Tuesday night, and David Robinson and the San Antonio Spurs took advantage of his absence to beat the Chicago Bulls 104-102 in overtime.Robinson made...
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Players Prosper under New Pact
National Hockey League players can rest assured. The various losses they suffered in the new collective bargaining agreement apparently won't have a dramatic impact on their lifestyles."It's not working out too bad, is it?" Blues President Jack Quinn...
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Postcard from the Super Bowl
Hey, if you're planning to come to South Florida for the Super Bowl but can't get a late reservation for a tennis court, no need to worry.Here's a travel tip from the Big Fella:You might want to check out "Hedonism on the High Seas," or a special cruise...
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President Pitches Priorities to Sea of Gop Faces
President Bill Clinton has felt like Republicans were breathing down his neck ever since the November election. But Tuesday night, the feeling was real.There was Clinton, standing at center stage in the House of Representatives. But this year, there...
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Prime Time with Kids
SIBLING RIVALRY may be as old as Cain and Abel, but when your own kids start quibbling nonstop, it's hard to accept the jealousy as normal behavior. It seems to start when a young child tries to understand why the new baby in the house isn't just a visitor...
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Quake Victims Get Tax Breaks; Criticism of Government Rises
Faced with the largest number of homeless people since World War II, the government announced tax breaks Tuesday and low-interest loans to relieve suffering from Japan's catastrophic earthquake.But opposition legislators denounced the government's performance...
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Ralcorp Serves Up `New' Chex Cereals, Snacks Get Marketing Makeover
Ralcorp Holdings Inc. is revving up marketing for its Chex cereals and Chex Mix snack food as the new company rolls into its fourth quarter as an independent company.The new marketing muscle for Chex underscores its importance to Ralcorp, which Ralston...
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Regency Furniture Sold to New Yorkers
OPENERS: Tom Aylward and John Wallace have sold their Regency Furniture to Indian Country, Inc., of Deposit, N.Y. Wallace declined to provide the purchase price. Regency Furniture manufactures ready-to-assemble furniture products in what was the site...
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Research Turns to Long-Term HIV Survivors
NEWTON L. BUTLER is a 41-year-old resident of the San Francisco Bay area who has been infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, for 10 years for sure, and possibly 15.Yet he is, by his own and his doctor's accounts, the picture of health. And researchers...
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Rose Kennedy Is Recalled: Strength with Gentleness
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy was remembered at her funeral Tuesday as a woman who tempered ambition with affection and love."Mother always thought her children should strive for the highest place," Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said in his eulogy. "But inside the...
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Sampras Battles Tears, Fatigue, Outlasting Pal Courier in 5 Sets
Pete Sampras stood still on center court at the Australian Open as if naked, his emotions exposed, his face awash with tears, his chest heaving."C'mon, honey, get in there," his girlfriend, Delaina Mulcahy, said gently from the front row.Across the net,...
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San Diego's Seau Has Simple Motto: Make 'Em `Say Ow'
If ever there was a case of truth in advertising, it's San Diego linebacker Junior Seau.The name's pronounced Say-Ow, and yes, he has been known to put the hurt on anything that moves in an opposing jersey.No, it didn't take long for Seau to notice...
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Seasoning: Heated Swimming Pools Send Winter Packing
WHEN THE SNOW is falling in plump white stars, edging winter's bare branches with lace and frosting the chairs on the deck like homemade cupcakes, Dot and Bill Lang are toasty warm inside, immersed in their 80-plus-degree swimming pool.Pat Moore of Lake...
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Sheppard's Hat Trick Lifts Wings by Sliding Cancuks
So much was expected, yet so little has happened. Now, the Vancouver Canucks are fighting frustration as well as National Hockey League opponents.Vancouver, a Stanley Cup finalist last season, continued to struggle while Detroit's Ray Sheppard scored...
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Sheppard's Hat Trick Lifts Wings by Sliding Canucks
So much was expected, yet so little has happened. Now, the Vancouver Canucks are fighting frustration as well as National Hockey League opponents.Vancouver, a Stanley Cup finalist last season, continued to struggle while Detroit's Ray Sheppard scored...
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Should Police Live in City? Mayor Urges Vote
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. urged an aldermanic committee Tuesday to put the question of police residency on the ballot as soon as possible - and the committee agreed to try.The Police Board, which Missouri's governor appoints, has required since 1975 that...
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Sports Shorts
Tennis Hall Of Fame Crowns Evert's Career</P><P>Timing always has been the key to Chris Evert's game. Now it's time for her enshrinement into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.</P><P>"I came along at a time when Bjorn Borg...
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Student Slain at School Girl, 15, Found in Restroom at Mccluer North
A freshman at McCluer North High School died after a brutal beating Tuesday afternoon in a third-floor restroom at the school.The student, Christine Smetzer, 15, was taken unconscious to Christian Hospital Northeast. She was pronounced dead a short time...
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Student Slain at School Girl Was Found Unconscious after Beating
A freshman at McCluer North High School died Tuesday afternoon shortly after she was found beaten and unconscious in a third-floor restroom at the school.Christine Smetzer, 15, was pronounced dead at Christian Northeast Hospital, a source said.Her body...
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Student Slain at School Girl Was Found Unconscious after Beating
A freshman at McCluer North High School died after a brutal beating Tuesday afternoon in a third-floor restroom at the school.The student, Christine Smetzer, 15, was taken unconscious to Christian Hospital Northeast. She was pronounced dead a short time...
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Super Serious with Eye on Ring, Deion Turns off Neon
Uh-oh, the sneaker people suddenly have problems. Call the hucksters at Nike Town, right away. One of their top salesmen is on the loose at the Super Bowl, and if he isn't stopped soon, he'll do some serious damage to the company.Deion Sanders, known...
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Taking Root Computer `Hijackers' Pose Serious Risks to Institutions, but Not to Individuals
Thomas Lasater says he is not surprised by this week's warning that computer intruders have learned how to "hijack" computer systems linked to the Internet.Lasater - a St. Louis County police detective who has investigated sex abusers, pedophiles, pornography...
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Teen's Blood Susceptible to Excessive Clotting
Dear Dr. Donohue: My 15-year-old son had a blood test. It showed that his protein C factor is low, and that means he is susceptible to excessive clotting. The doctor informs us that this deficiency is inherited. The boy's father died recently from a...
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The Issue That Won't Go Away
AFTER YEARS on the front lines, leaders on both sides of Missouri's abortion debate know each other by face, if not by name.Today, they'll get a chance to renew their acquaintance. In a rare move that leaders say is coincidental, both sides are lobbying...
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The Parent Trap Trying to Build Kids' Self-Esteem May Also Be Spoiling Them
ALL IT the self-esteem backlash.In lovingly trying to raise children with healthy self-esteem, experts say that more and more middle-aged parents are overdoing it and, in the process, producing sour kids whose words and actions ooze with selfishness,...
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Throwaway Line Gets Rice Extra Coverage Niners Wide Receiver Gives Ground
The best wide receiver in the history of the National Football League spent part of his morning acting like a defensive back.Yes, that was the great Jerry Rice backpedaling on the Joe Robbie Stadium turf during media day "festivities" Tuesday.Perhaps...
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Time for Rational Flood-Control Policy
A series of recommendations for federal flood-plain management seems to be stuck in the White House policy-review process. Meanwhile, U.S. agencies that oversee and administer policies and programs in low-lying areas along rivers and wetlands have little...
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Tribute to the Magical Marianist
"The object of magic is misdirection. Audiences are more apt to believe what they hear than what they see, and intelligent people are the easiest to fool because they don't expect me to use some childish gimmick to deceive them. On the other hand, children...
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Two Thumbs Down British Play's Shock Value Sends Critics Disturbing Message
The most shocking play to hit London in years has been sold out since theater critics unanimously declared they could find no redeeming features in the evening of cannibalism, homosexual rape and defecation.Sarah Kane, the 23-year-old author of "Blasted,"...
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Voice Control Defines Society Recital
THE Artist Presentation Society sponsors recitals for those performers it deems ready for a professional career in music. Some of its winners are still in their teens, yet exceedingly talented and musically mature for their young ages. Others, often...
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Warriors Land Big One in Bass Pro Tourney
By the time they returned Sunday night/Monday morning, the St. Charles West High Warriors were dead tired."But we would've felt a lot worse if we hadn't won," kidded West coach Terry Hollander on the heels of his team's three-game sweep of the prestigious...
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What's Happening
HISTORY CONFERENCEO'Fallon: The St. Charles County Historical Society is hosting representatives from historical societies around the county.Place: Williams Memorial Methodist Church, 307 West Pitman.Time: Noon on Saturday.Program: Representatives will...
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What's in a Name? Good Cheer Some Are Blockbusters While Others Are Midgets
Don Makovsky, the athletic director at Block Yeshiva High School, has been trying to come up with a logo or mascot since 1984, when the student body was asked to pick a nickname for its sports teams.The movie "Ghostbusters" was popular at the time,...
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