St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 6, 1993

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$11 Million Sought in Federal Funds for Flood Buyout
Officials in Jefferson County are seeking more than $11 million in federal funds to buy out flood-prone property in Jefferson County.The funds are being sought in applications filed last week by the county and the cities of Arnold, Festus and Crystal...
49ers Finally Put Away Cincinnati
Ricky Watters ran for three touchdowns, two after a failed fake punt by Cincinnati awakened the 49ers' offense, and San Francisco pulled out victory over the Bengals.San Francisco (9-3) won its sixth successive game to open a two-game lead in the NFC...
Accord at Halfway Point for Peace in N. Ireland
Prime Minister Albert Reynolds said Sunday the Irish and British governments were halfway to drafting a statement to bring peace to Northern Ireland. But he said "very serious issues" still had to be resolved.Reynolds told Irish radio that officials...
Allen Scores 3 Tds; Montana Keeps Kc Soaring in Afc West
Joe Montana doesn't need Jerry Rice or John Taylor anymore. He's got Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas and Albert Lewis on his side now.Playing in his second game since missing three contests with a pulled hamstring, Montana helped the Chiefs beat Seattle...
All-Metro Youth Is Served among Area's Top Runners
High school cross country featured many underclassmen who made an impact on the local running scene this fall.That trend is reflected on the St. Louis Dispatch All-Metro team, where the area's top 10 male and female runners were chosen for first-team...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My dog, Boots, is 10 years old, healthy and sweet-tempered, and, for his age, really energetic. And he's well-trained (we took him to obedience school years ago). My husband and I have recently retired and are planning to go on an extended...
A `Recipe' for Saving Tainted Soil Monsanto's New Method Neutralizes, `Bakes' Hazardous Wastes
Monsanto Co. scientists have concocted a clever recipe for digesting thousands of pockets of hazardous waste trapped deeply in hard-to-treat soil.They call this experimental waste cleanup method the "lasagna process."Instead of noodles, cheese and tomato...
Arizona Blasts No. 8 Oklahoma State
When a player is 285 pounds, it's not easy keeping him from the basket. But Arizona did just that Sunday.The No. 19 Wildcats beat No. 8 Oklahoma State 97-84 in the second game of the Dial Invitational, limiting massive center Bryant Reeves to 12 points.Joseph...
Astronauts Tune Up Telescope
From a perch high above the shuttle Endeavour, astronaut Kathryn Thornton opened her gloved hands Sunday night and allowed a troublesome solar panel from the Hubble Space Telescope to drift free as just another piece of space junk.A few minutes earlier,...
Astronauts Tune Up Telescope Damaged Solar Panel Joins Space Ash Heap
The "Doctors Goodwrench" repairing the Hubble Space Telescope went back to work Sunday night, less than 24 hours after a successful first experience under the hood that secured the telescope's tracking ability.That initial outing also served to pump...
Astronauts Tune Up Telescope Damage Solar Panel Joins Space Ash Heap
NASA decided Sunday to turn one of the Hubble Space Telescope's troublesome solar wings into space junk by dumping it overboard during an overnight spacewalk.For the mission's first spacewalk early Sunday by the fix-it crew of the shuttle Endeavour,...
A Wad of Facts about Gum
Gum electricity: The jaw power that Americans use to chew gum could light a city of 10 million for a year.Gum warfare: Military specifications covering the storage, packaging and manufacture of gum are 15 pages - three pages shorter than the specs...
A Woodsman's Lament
It's 1952 in Roseburg, Ore. I am 11 years old and, with 14 others of Boy Scout Troop 130, am planting Douglas fir seedlings in a recently logged timber unit up the North Umpqua River in the Douglas National Forest. Lumber and plywood provide the livelihood...
Baring the Facts Exposes Real Truth
Dear Ann Landers: I would like to comment on the letter from "X.L.," the woman whose husband nagged her for years to go with him to a nudist camp. But before I go any further, please be aware that "nudist camp" is an outmoded term. (So is nudist colony.)...
Bbb: Rug Sale Violates Standards New Merchandise, Pricing Plan Cited
The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that a going-out-of-business sale at Rugs of Nations in Frontenac violates the bureau's standards for such sales.Merchandise has been brought in that was not in the Rugs of Nations inventory before the...
Big Eight Admission Policies
COLORADO Basic: 1,000 SAT and "more core classes" than NCAA minimum. Special: 1: "Opportunity program": May be admitted with test below 1,000 if short no more than three core classes. Missing cores must be taken in first academic year. 2:...
Billikens Visit Creighton's `House'
The line in the Creighton University men's basketball media guide makes you smile.If Nate King could change one thing about college basketball, he would "make the dunk shot worth three points."Of course he would. Nate "House" King stands 6 feet 8 and...
Black Problems Are a Barometer of Society
While White House policymakers argued among themselves over how to treat the poor, according to recent headlines, Oprah Winfrey's network television production of Alex Kotlowitz's compelling book, "There Are No Children Here," was giving America a taste...
Blue Bird of Happiness Could Be an Indonesian Taxi Ride
Most Jakarta taxi services are a source of ridicule and fear in the sprawling Indonesian capital where traffic jams and reckless driving are the norm.But long-time residents and regular taxi passengers say there is at least one exception - PT Blue Bird....
Board, Ex-Trustee Clash Ex-Official Nearly Escorted out of Village Meeting by Police Chief
Recent bickering between Riverview trustees and former trustee Lynda Foster continued last week, with Foster nearly escorted out of a village meeting by Police Chief Carl Schultz.During one exchange, trustee Chairman Ted Stocker told Foster, "You're...
Bommarito Unit Calls on Kupper
Kupper Parker Communications Inc. has been selected as agency of record for Unplugged Communications Inc., a new division of Bommarito Cellular. KPC will provide advertising, public relations, direct marketing and sales promotion services to Los Angeles-based...
Bowl `Em over with Winning Appetizer
PARTY PEOPLE, that's what you are. We know. We have the proof.It's in the form of 162 appetizer recipes that you entered in our holiday appetizer contest last month. That may not be a record number of entries for our monthly competition, but it's about...
Briefs
VENEZUELA Caldera Wins Election, Exit Polls Find</P><P>Venezuelans elected Rafael Caldera president Sunday for the second time in 25 years, exit polls by the Venevision television network showed.</P><P>Officials said their...
Briefs
VENEZUELA Caldera Wins Election, Exit Polls Find</P><P>Venezuelans elected Rafael Caldera president Sunday for the second time in 25 years, exit polls by the Venevision television network showed.</P><P>Officials said their...
Browns Musical Qbs Produce Winning Tune
The Cleveland Browns, with no margin for error and a punishing defense at their disposal, threw everything they had at the New Orleans Saints.Two quarterbacks. Eric Metcalf, broken hand and all. Risky screen passes. And every blitz in the book."This...
California Juries in Double Killing Set to Ponder Evidence
Two juries bombarded with testimony for five months in the case of two privileged siblings who admit killing their parents begin deciding this week whether the brothers did it out of greed or desperation.Whatever the outcome, the highly publicized trial...
Campaign-Finance Bill Is a Joke
Some funny things happened on the way to the House of Representatives' passing its 1993 version of campaign-finance legislation. They make the bill a joke.In 1992, when the House was writing a campaign-finance bill with the confidence that President...
Can `Fridge' Help Eagles Ice Cowboys?
The last time Emmitt Smith played against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was their worst nightmare on a stormy Halloween.Smith ran for a club-record 237 yards in the Cowboys' 23-10 victory this season at Veterans Stadium, leaving the Eagles in wonder and...
CD Holders Count Their Options
For 15 years Raymond and Myrtice Miller invested their money in bank certificates of deposit.But taxes and low interest rates pushed the Millers, who are retired, to move some cash to other types of investments in hopes of earning higher returns than...
Cheese Pizza Puffs Are a Nutritious Snack
THESE PIZZA PUFFS are made by wrapping cubes of calcium-rich mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of oregano and garlic in refrigerated biscuit dough. Brush them with prepared pizza sauce and pop them in the oven. They're great make-aheads because once...
Chew on This 90,000 Tons of Gum Go in and out of the Mouths of Children and Adults Each Year
A 9,000-YEAR-OLD piece of chewing gum, still bearing the teeth marks of a Stone Age adolescent, was unearthed in Sweden this summer - a testament to mankind's deep-seated need to gnaw on flavored rubber.No word on whether the gum was found stuck to the...
City's Serious Crime Rises 5.3 Percent in First Half of '93
Serious crime rose in St. Louis during the first six months of 1993, the FBI said Sunday, counter to the national trend of a decline in such crimes. Declines were reported by Kansas City and Chicago, the FBI said.In St. Louis, reported crimes increased...
Company Man: Stull Let Mu Woes Snowball
At a banquet honoring University of Missouri athletic director Dan Devine in St. Louis last week, Bob Stull was startled to receive a standing ovation."You get more cheers getting fired than for coaching," joked Stull, who resigned as MU football coach...
Congress Gave Business a Few Christmas Gifts
Now that the first session of the 103rd Congress is over, everyone is busy analyzing how President Bill Clinton did. But how did business do?The short answer is not badly at all, though many in the business community don't think so.Congress passed a...
Cook-Ahead Meals Leave Time for Chores
THERE IS A myth that the easiest cooking is hurried, last-minute cooking with the frantic chopping of a whirling dervish cook preceding frenzied stir-frying.To the seasoned cook, this is the opposite of what is true. The easiest is, in fact, simple things...
Could `Money Men Mud Wrestling' Be a Stadium Sport?
AM I TOO LATE TO PLAY the Blame-Game?I hope not. It was torture to sit at home, no soapbox in sight, and watch our publicly financed football stadium turn into a 70,000-seat White Elephant. After listening to Chuck Knight's gracious concession speech...
Councilman Urges Storm-Water Review Complaints Rise with Flash Flooding
Faced with a rising number of complaints about flash flooding, a member of the St. Louis County Council has called for a committee to review the way storm water is being controlled.The proposal was made last Thursday by Councilman Greg Quinn of West...
County Panel Sues Aapplebee Owners Conditions Must Improve, Officials Say
The Warren County Commission is suing the owners of the Aapplebee housing complex to demand that they either improve conditions there or relinquish control of the complex to someone who can.Kingmont Housing Limited Partnership owns the complex - 61 modular...
Death of a Drug Dealer
When Pablo Escobar escaped from prison in July 1992, he became a dead man. He would never be captured alive and returned to prison.If the government hadn't got him, the vigilante group known as Pepes, or People Persecuted by Pablo Escobar, would have....
Death of Girl Saddens Town Body Discovered along Roadside
A lone candle that burned in a window at Polly Klaas' home was gone Sunday, and the shades were drawn. Two months after her abduction at knifepoint from a slumber party in her home, her body was found in a roadside thicket.Sometime Saturday night, people...
Desegregation Appeal Has None
THE MISSOURI Attorney General thinks he is due credit for having broken with the past in his latest filing in the St. Louis school desegregation case - the filing in which he calls for an end to the state's "Herculean" desegregation efforts.What is this...
Despite Risk, Flooded Jail Is Restored
St. Louis County is restoring its jail facilities in Chesterfield Valley, knowing that it takes a risk the Missouri River might flood them again, said James Baker, county director of administration.But Baker told the caucus of Democrats on the County...
Don't Treat Tuberculosis with Indifference
The shocking rise in the number of tuberculosis cases has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. Anyone who assumes that the agency is talking mainly about Third World nations or the poor in Western countries should...
Driving Habits Are Going Downhill
You see them coming several blocks back. Your rearview mirror reveals cars driven with a nervous, jerking, lunging, spastic intensity, clinging to the bumpers of the cars ahead, weaving across lanes, rushing toward the next red light. Toward, and often...
Enchanted Forest Displays True Christmas Spirit
A sparkling Christmas display for a good cause is open on weekends through Jan. 2 in the town of Trenton in Clinton County.The display is called the Enchanted Christmas Forest. It has been built inside the Perm-A-Green Lawn and Landscaping warehouse...
Everything Comes Up Roses as Badgers Win in Tokyo
In Japan, the flower is called "bara." But a rose is still a rose, and for Wisconsin nothing could smell sweeter."I've had some huge successes in my life, but to be sitting here 9-1-1 and going to the Rose Bowl, it just hasn't sunk in yet," Wisconsin...
Exit Polls Show Italy's Leftists Ahead Mussolini's Granddaughter among Defeated Neo-Fascist Candidates
Leftists beat back a challenge by neo-fascist candidates, including the granddaughter of dictator Benito Mussolini, to capture mayor's posts in Naples and Rome, exit polls showed Sunday.The predicted victories give the leftists momentum going into national...
Facing Facts as Coach Leaves, Mizzou Prepares to Confront Its Nagging Problems
In the weeks before his resignation, University of Missouri coach Bob Stull squawked about factors that inhibited turning the MU program around. Schedule, facilities and admissions policies combined to smother MU's chances of new football life, he said.Some...
Flood Spending Haphazard, Study Finds
During the summer's Midwest floods, government emergency contracts were awarded so haphazardly that companies could land business with a phone call, a review shows. Agencies sometimes paid far more than prevailing rates.Disaster agencies, scrambling...
Forest Park Talks Stir Hope, Ideas Meeting Allows Public to Suggest Changes
Although a weekend-long summit on Forest Park didn't resolve the park's problems, it did end Sunday on some upbeat notes.Among them:Mayor Freeman J. Bosley Jr. said that at least "we have an idea now" of what a cross-section of people want done in the...
Frozen Desserts Build on Creamy Base
THIS VERSATILE dairy base can be used to make many desserts. Prevention magazine adapted these recipes from "Techniques of Healthy Cooking" by the Culinary Institute of America.DAIRY BASE3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese2 cups nonfat yogurt1 1/2 cups maple...
Fruit Gives Chicken Extra Flair
BOTH OF these recipes have less than 300 calories per serving and 5 grams or less of fat. They were developed by the National Broiler Council.CURRIED CHICKEN6 ounces dried apricots, cut in half1/4 cup raisins1 cup orange juice1 tablespoon reduced-calorie...
Further Study of Application Set Scrutiny to Focus on Specifics for Post-Flood Funding for Buyouts, Relocation
The St. Charles County Council will meet in special session Wednesday to continue its scrutiny of an application for federal money for a buyout of flood-damaged property and to help flood victims relocate.Consultants, together with an ad hoc committee...
Give Welfare Recipients an Incentive to Work
While many states are offering welfare recipients disincentives to find work, Illinois is moving in the other direction. It is encouraging welfare recipients to move into the labor force by allowing them to keep more of their paychecks.This policy shift...
Giving Mutual Satisfaction
The boom in mutual funds has created a boomlet in mutual fund investing books.For the perfect holiday gift for your favorite fund investor (or yourself), read on. Here's a guide to the latest crop:Beating the Street by Peter Lynch with John Rothchild...
Giving to Grandchildren Can Put a Smile on Your Face
Q. My accountant has been urging me to give some cash gifts or some of my stock to my grandchildren, and I'm wondering if you agree with him. I'm a widow and my assets (which are mostly stocks and bonds and my house) are worth more than $600,000. A...
Goal-Line Stand Helps Pittsburgh Escape with Win
The Pittsburgh Steelers, with a goal-line stand on the final play, saved not only the game but possibly their season as well.A defensive wave led by Levon Kirkland's leaping tackle stopped Drew Bledsoe's quarterback sneak on fourth and goal from the...
Goal-Line Stand Helps Pittsburgh Escape with Win
The Pittsburgh Steelers, with a goal-line stand on the final play, saved not only the game but possibly their season as well.A defensive wave led by Levon Kirkland's leaping tackle stopped Drew Bledsoe's quarterback sneak on fourth and goal from the...
Governor.Edgar, Is It?
IT IS STILL hard for me to type "Gov." without adding "James R. Thompson."The words flow automatically from my fingertips, a 14-year habit that remains hard to break almost three years after Thompson retired as Illinois Governor-For-Life.Gone but hardly...
Go West . . .: Work at I-270, 40 Nearly Done
Five years after it started making drivers' lives miserable, St. Louis' own piece of purgatory will lose its power to bedevil on Tuesday: Construction crews are almost finished with the interchange of Interstate 270 and Highway 40."Unbelievable," said...
Graduates' Job Market Brightens Forecasts for Hiring Reverse Long Decline
The job market for new college graduates is brightening a bit after four dismal years, according to an annual survey of recruiting trends.L. Patrick Scheetz, director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute, said employers expect to hire 1.1...
Grandmother Is Wrong to Right 5-Year-Old Lefty
Dear Abby: I just turned 14, and have been reading your advice for a year now. I have learned a lot, but I have a question for you.My little sister, "Karen," is 5 years old, and it looks like she is going to be left-handed. I have no problem with that,...
Group Suggests Four School Bond Issues Voters May Decide on $19.6 Million Proposal in April 5 Election
A citizen finance group has suggested that Clayton school officials ask voters to approve four bond issues that total about $19.6 million.The bonds would pay for a gym at Wydown Middle School, the addition and reconfiguration of classrooms, renovation...
Gun Bill at Mercy of Local Controls No Penalty Set Forth for Noncompliance
THE NEWLY SIGNED Brady Bill fails to set forth penalties for states that do not comply with federal requirements for handgun purchases.It will depend largely on the good will of local or state governments to provide money for personnel to put the system...
Heartache Goes on from Four Earlier Disappearances
While police look for 10-year-old Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter and search for the killer of Angie Marie Housman, 9, other parents in the St. Louis area hold out hope for news of their missing children.Here are updates on four unresolved cases in the area:...
High Awards in Liability Claims Send Business Costs Soaring, Group Warns
High damage awards in liability cases are ruining Illinois businesses and driving medical costs way out of reach of the uninsured, a new group seeking reform of the state's liability laws says.The group, called the Illinois Civil Justice League, held...
Higher Education Given Failing Marks by Panel
Too many colleges fail to educate students, fail to teach values, worry too much about research and aren't worth the tuition they charge, according to a critical report by educators, labor leaders and corporate chief executives."A disturbing and dangerous...
High Water Plaguing Residents
Doris Eckhard stores clothes in drawers on the kitchen counter or on hangers over curtain rods for fear of floodwater from Deer Creek in Brentwood."I live almost like a homeless person," said Eckhard, who has spent nearly four decades in her house on...
Holiday Gain: In the Mind?
WE ARE IN the midst of the holiday weight-gain season, in which many Americans loosen their belts for a caloric rampage. Then, come January, fitness clubs and diet centers are jammed with the annual onslaught of reformed revelers trying to undo all that...
Holiday Stress May Pose Danger Doctors Warn of Threat to Heart
Lyle W. Griep of Webster Groves vows that holiday stress isn't going to get the best of him this year.It's taken him a while to learn how. A heart attack in 1985 was a big incentive.On Thursday, the insurance salesman - a self-described workaholic -...
Hollywood on the Potomac Bureaucrats, Stars Mingle as Clintons Honor 5 at Kennedy Center
Creating a sort of Hollywood on the Potomac, President Bill Clinton and celebrity guests saluted Johnny Carson and four other winners of the Kennedy Center Honors for the Performing Arts Sunday night.In addition to the former late-night TV host, this...
In the Long Run, We're All Financial Planners
It seems that everyone I know with career problems - which is just about everyone I know - is thinking of getting into this "financial planning" business. These days, professional people don't go on unemployment; they become Financial Planners.It's easy...
Japan's Market Pains Felt Here
You probably know by now that Japan's stock market has been collapsing over the last few weeks. And you probably also know that, unlike in the past, the Japanese government has been unable to stop the slide.A lot of things can be blamed for Japan's troubles....
Koppel Takes High Road to Late-Night Success
HE DOESN'T have a sidekick, a band, or a studio full of screaming fans. He doesn't have Robin Williams or Whoopi Goldberg or Teri Garr. He doesn't do a monologue.But Ted Koppel is making his quiet voice heard amid the clamor of late-night television....
Leftists Win in Italian Elections Mussolini's Granddaughter among Defeated Neo-Fascist Candidates
Leftists beat back a challenge by neo-fascist candidates, including the granddaughter of dictator Benito Mussolini, to capture mayor's posts in Naples and Rome, returns showed early Monday.The victories give the leftists momentum going into national...
Lightened-Up Latkes Potato Pancakes Are the Centerpiece of a Healthful Hanukkah Menu
HANUKKAH can be a nutritionist's nightmare.The traditional foods are fried, to recall the holy oil that was lighted when the Jewish people reclaimed their temple and their liberty in 165 B.C.In Eastern Europe and in many Jewish homes in North America,...
Los Angeles' Brown Buffaloes Bills' Defense
The Buffalo Bills, after letting Tim Brown catch eight passes for 146 yards, should have been able to locate him late in Sunday's game. They didn't.Brown's ninth catch went for 29 yards and a touchdown with 4 minutes 58 seconds remaining, giving the...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 in recent inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry penalties...
`Madsummer' Blends Flair, Frivolity
For all its clever satire and multileveled jokes, the Mid America Dance Company's now dormant "Madcracker" always drew the heartiest laughs with the simplest of sight gags. To audiences year after year, nothing seemed so funny as that moment when Ross...
Main Idea: Keep Downtown Thriving
The good old days of penny licorice and Brown Cow floats may be gone, but Main Street still has a fighting chance.That's the positive message that Matt Hussmann, with the National Main Street Center in Washington, brought to Alton recently.Hussmann,...
Major. Gen. Harvey J. Mccarter: Honors for Retired Reserve Officer
Maj. Gen. Harvey J. McCarter of the U.S. Air Force Reserve has more than 18,000 military and commercial flying hours in the cockpit.The newly retired officer has been awarded at least a dozen medals, ribbons, oak leaf clusters and crosses in his 37-year...
Make-Ahead Latkes
THIS DO-AHEAD potato pancake recipe is from a new book, "Michel Richard's Home Cooking with a French Accent" by Michel Richard with Judy Zeidler and Jan Weimer (William Morrow & Co.; $30).Richard writes:A friend of mine was complaining that her big Hanukkah...
Male Worker Worries about Harassment
Dear Open Mind: My concern is harassment in the workplace. I am a male, with a male co-worker, who treats women as though they are second-class citizens. He uses abusive, offensive language; he makes demands without ever making requests and never, ever...
Man Likely to Lead Mexico More Complex Than Image
MEXICANS HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED with TV and newspaper stories about Luis Donaldo Colosio in the days since he was named the presidential candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.The party's impressive public relations apparatus...
Mashed Potatoes: Simply Smashing
IDEAS FOR NEW dishes often come to me from unexpected places. Several weeks ago, for example, while in New York on business, I found time to visit one of the city's outdoor markets. Walking by the stands laden with fall produce at Union Square, I saw...
Mcmahon, Minnesota's Defense Tame Offensively Tepid Lions
Jim McMahon doesn't win pretty. He just wins.McMahon engineered drives for two Fuad Reveiz field goals and Lamar McGriggs returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown as Minnesota beat Detroit, extending the Lions' losing streak to three games.Detroit's...
Miami Bloodied, Battered by Surging Giants
Steve DeBerg walked slowly to the sideline with blood in his mouth and pain on his face. The New York Giants had made him the picture of defeat.New York forced three turnovers, earned a safety on a sack and turned back three scoring threats to beat a...
Miami Bloodied, Battered by Surging Giants
Steve DeBerg walked slowly to the sideline with blood in his mouth and pain on his face. The New York Giants had made him the picture of defeat.New York forced three turnovers, earned a safety on a sack and turned back three scoring threats to beat a...
Mizzou Host to Arkansas State
Arkansas State coach Nelson Catalina appreciates the volatile nature of college basketball.Last Monday, the Indians won at Texas Tech on a 30-foot shot with 2 seconds left by Arthur Agee (Mineral Area Junior College)."Anytime you win on the road anymore,...
Moderation: It's the Party Line
'Tis the season when employees can get tipsy as the spiked-punch bowl replaces the water cooler at some holiday office parties.But efforts here and nationwide seek to make employers who do serve liquor more responsible hosts, particularly this time of...
Monday Memo
Networking, as we all know, is important to success. But, before you can network, you must mingle.SUSAN RoANE, a motivational speaker, is the author of "How to Work a Room: A Guide to Successfully Managing the Mingling." Some of RoAne's tips:Do your...
Moore's 4 Tds Help Big Red Manhandle La
Phoenix Cardinal owner Bill Bidwill's ultimatum that coach Joe Bugel direct his team to nine victories this season or else be fired was obviously unfair.The Los Angeles Rams, after all, were scheduled to play the Cardinals only once this season.The best...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Fans who follow the Blues and the National Hockey League may find a glimmer of good news here:Referee RON HOGGARTH has resigned effective at the end of the season.Now the down side:He could be replaced with one of those replacement officials who worked...
Morton's Is Simply Tending to Upscale
From private wine lockers to 48-ounce porterhouses, Morton's of Chicago caters to conspicuous consumption of the culinary sort."Everything we do is very, very simple here," Mike Archer, Morton's president, said in a recent tour of the unfinished Morton's...
Mountaineers Accept Sugar, Florida Nebraska, Fsu to Play for Title in Orange; Irish, A&m in Cotton
Though he wasn't ready to go quietly, West Virginia coach Don Nehlen grudgingly began dealing with the inevitable Sunday.After lobbying, arguing and, some said, even whining for his 11-0 football team to be given a shot at playing 11-0 Nebraska for the...
(Nate) Friends Is All Virginia Needs for 3rd Title in Row
Nate Friends wasn't worried about scoring, but he was nervous about bringing Virginia a national championship.He took care of both Sunday, leading the Cavaliers to their unprecedented third consecutive NCAA men's soccer title, scoring late in each half...
Neediest Donations Up $15,000
THE 1993 drive of the 100 NEEDIEST CASES received $380,115.48 in cash donations through its first four days. That compares with $365,171.07 given in the first five days last year, according to Grace Collins and Jeanette Wamser, co-chairwomen of the campaign,...
New Curfew Law Draws Approval from Sheriff
A new curfew law for unincorporated parts of St. Charles County "can be a tool to deal with juveniles who are out on the streets at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning," says Sheriff Ray Runyon."Sometimes the parents don't even know their kids are out," he...
No NFL Tears Coming from This Corner
All week, people approached me with a sad but uncomfortable look in their eyes, wanting to be sensitive and sympathetic but not knowing what to say. It's the way you'd approach a friend still grieving over a deep, personal loss."I'm sorry," they'd tell...
Notebook
Cold RemediesHold it - don't reach for that cold remedy yet.You may not need a doctor for that stuffy nose or hacking cough, but you do need to know what you're taking - or giving to your child. And that magic formula that promises to fix it all may...