St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 2, 1995

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`1964' Still Puts on a Pretty Fab Show
Two thoughts came to mind as I heard that 1964-The Tribute, a band asked to remove its subject, the Beatles, from its name, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. First, any band that exists for 10 years must have something going; secondly, any band that...
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A-B Features the Best, Worst of a Bad Lot of '94 Ads
Three television advertisements appearing for Anheuser-Busch products finished among the most notable for 1994; although two of them happened to be on the negative side.Stuart Elliott of the N.Y. Times News Service looked back on the year's best and...
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Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Our 17-year-old cat is driving us crazy. For the last several years she's been keeping us awake with crying and meowing.She has kidney failure and we keep plenty of water around for her, so that's not the problem. And even though she has...
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Annexation Elections Set Again City Goes for Third Try on Plans Voters Passed but Others Challenged
Hazelwood plans to hold on April 4 a third set of elections in areas it has been trying to annex for years. Twice before, voters in the city and the areas proposed for annexation have favored the idea.The city is calling for another vote even though...
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Another Look at Housing Vouchers
Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros wants to give housing vouchers to the needy and let them live wherever they please rather than confine them to public housing. The voucher system is generally regarded as a flawed Republican idea. To the extent that Mr....
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Anti- Climatic Weather Last Year Was Nice to Us, but Dull to Forecasters
Scratch the record-breaking rain of April and a steamy stretch of June, and 1994, weatherwise, was a breeze in the St. Louis area.No traffic-stopping snowfalls, limb-shattering ice storms or roof-ripping tornadoes. Spring was a delight, and fall was...
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A Pledge from out of the Past
The Senate and House are back in session this week, with Republicans in control of both bodies for the first time since the 1950s. Will the GOP make good on its ambitious Contract With America, particularly the pledge to enact a series of tax cuts? Watch...
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Area Malls Respond to Safety Concerns Beefing Up Security Is a National Trend
Barbara Wood was on her way to her part-time job at South County Shopping Center last January when two men abducted her on the parking lot, dragged her to the McKinley Bridge, shot her and pushed her body into the frigid water.In August, a teen-age girl...
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A Scenario for a Collapsing Market in the New Year
If you are a long-suffering investor in the stock market, you are probably hoping that 1995 will be a better year. But just because you've paid your dues with losses over the last 12 months doesn't mean the New Year will bring any long-term relief.In...
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A Throwback Jason Kidd Passing Test with Mavericks
Jason Kidd admits he belongs in calf-hugging tube socks, short shorts and Chuck Taylor canvas high-tops.In an NBA era dominated by 20-somethings obsessed with hanging on the rim after their dunks, striking poses for their commercials and comparing zeros...
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Attorneys Shift Duties to Meet Law
The Moline Acres Board of Aldermen has reassigned the city's legal and judicial officials to comply with state law."As soon as we found out that the judge should not be the person writing the bills, we made the changes," said Mayor Luther Bogan.In August,...
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Author! Author!
House Speaker Newt Gingrich has figured out that he couldn't claim to bring an end to business-as-usual on Capitol Hill while practicing business-as-usual hmself. Accordingly, he canceled the $4.5 million advance he had received from a publishing house...
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Author Shares Fat-Free Secrets
AS A NUTRITION consultant, Sandra Woodruff talks to a lot of people who are having trouble losing weight. They often say they're on a fat-free diet - and as proof, they point to all the fat-free cookies, muffins, crackers and such that they buy. They're...
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A Word from the Pros: Investing Isn't Easy Anymore
If last year's mutual-fund investments have you feeling as though Santa's a Scrooge . . . If instead of big-time profits, there's nothing but coal in your fund's Christmas stocking . . . Don't despair. Behind every off year, there are lessons to learn.With...
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Bears Vanquish Vikings Walsh Eclipses Moon; Chicago Wins 35-18
Coach Dave Wannstedt stopped Sunday to talk to a couple of reporters from Dallas, thrilled that his Chicago Bears had just ruined the preparation of his old friends on the Cowboys."Tell (defensive coordinator Butch) Davis he wasted a week getting ready...
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Bears Vanquish Vikings Walsh Eclipses Moon; Chicago Wins 35-18
Steve Walsh played like the soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback he beat Sunday, continuing the playoff frustrations of Warren Moon.Walsh threw two touchdowns and the Chicago Bears turned two turnovers into TDs to stun Minnesota 35-18 in a National Football...
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Big Eight, Bowl Break Up after 20-Year Marriage
Sunday's Orange Bowl marked the end of a 20-year contract with the Big Eight Conference. The Bowl Alliance that takes effect next season will rotate potential national championship games every three years.Six Big Eight national championship teams have...
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Blue Chips Manufacturers Try to Woo Mbas before Consulting Firms Get Them
Camilla Denison joined ITT Corp. right out of business school two years ago. Today, she makes about $100,000 a year, overseeing 800 employees and an automotive product line with annual sales of $82 million.And she just turned 30 years old.Denison is...
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Briefs
WORLD BRAZIL New Leader Vows To Unite Nation</P><P>Fernando Henrique Cardoso took office Sunday for a four-year term as Brazil's 38th president. He promised to make social justice the government's top priority.</P><P>"We...
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Business Bulletin Board
BRANCHING OUT</P><P>Closettec, a customized closet and storage system company, has opened its first St. Louis-area office at 715 Spirit of St. Louis Boulevard, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017. Phone: 314-530-7480; fax: 314-530-1982.</P><P>Telsar...
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Campaign Will Take Aim at Outdoor Misbehavior
Hunters, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts often see unethical behavior - littering, recklessness, even poaching - and the problem may go beyond what they personally observe, a new survey suggests.Outdoor recreation groups, working with the Illinois...
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Carver House Officials Seek Help from Public to Rebuild Facility
It hurts Richard Clements to see the deteriorating conditions of George Washington Carver House. But it will hurt him more if something isn't done about it.As a youngster in the 1940s, Clements frequented the neighborhood settlement house at 3035 Bell...
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Casino Foundation, Contractors Settle Their Differences
The Casino Queen Foundation and a group of contractors based mainly in the East St. Louis area say they've resolved past differences and plan to work together for the good of East St. Louis.Frank Childress, executive director of the Casino Queen Community...
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City, County Have Pact on Police Investigations Better Protection, Lab Services Benefits, Mayor Says
Jennings has entered an agreement with St. Louis County Police to have the county investigate all crimes committed against people.Mayor William Tharp says city officials are satisfied with the way county detectives have handled eight investigations this...
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Cold Wave Water Skiers Ply the Frigid Mississippi in Annual Stunt
Ann Schulz loves water a lot. Enough to swim at every opportunity through the summer. Enough to cheer on a stranger, Joe McGartland, as he swept across the frigid Mississippi River on water skis Sunday.But not enough to join him."Oh no, I wouldn't do...
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Corner's Report a Noted Forensic Pathologist Re-Examines the Kennedy Assassinations and Other Questionable Cases
CYRIL WECHT, a noted forensic pathologist from Pittsburgh, wedged himself between a settee, a glass coffee table and a billowing fern in a downtown St. Louis hotel lobby. With his right hand, he pointed an imaginary gun.Wecht has been called "the doctor...
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Couple Rescues Unwanted Pets as Need Grows, Home Kennel Is Expanding
Joyce and William Hickman of Troy have taken on the mission of saving unwanted pets by rescuing them from dog pounds and puppy mills, nursing them back to health and finding them good homes.For the past 10 years, the Hickmans have been showing chow chows...
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Daughter Tells Mother She Was `Co-Dependent'
Dear Open Mind: My daughter recently attended a family program at a neighborhood hospital while her husband was in treatment for alcoholism. She approached me one afternoon and told me that she thought I was "co-dependent" because my husband was an active...
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Deja Phooey: Playoff Game Yields Another Blue Moon
For Warren Moon, 1994 was a year with a new team, a new offense, and the same old jinx: playoff frustration."Sometimes you wonder what it's going to take," the Minnesota quarterback said Sunday after his team's 35-18 playoff loss to Chicago.Playoff failure...
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Democrats Falsely Equate Compassion with Spending Money
The first shots in the anti-Gingrich, damn-the-Republicans-for-their-election-victory counterattack have been fired.Rep. Richard Gephardt tried to revive the Democrats' version of the fairness doctrine, vowing that Democrats would not allow (as if they...
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Desegregation Plan Faces More Delays City School Board Awaits Ruling in Kc Case
First it was to be last spring; then the end of 1994. Now the St. Louis School Board is saying it will be this spring before it delivers a plan to be finished with desegregation and the court control that goes with it.Even then, the board may publish...
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Dig That Curve Edwardsville Firm Uses `Directional Drilling' to Dig Trenchless Tunnels
Most of us cross the river be it the Missouri or the Mighty Mississippi - by driving our cars back and forth over a bridge.Tom Allen Construction Co. of Edwardsville takes an altogether different approach - it tunnels under the river."Directional drilling"...
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Disabled Teens Take a Break at Holiday Camp
Like other students on vacation, Nathan Huffman, Carrie Settles and a bunch of their friends played outdoors last week and enjoyed the sunshine and spring-like temperatures. Unlike many others, Nathan and Carrie have developmental disabilities, ailments...
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Doctors Learn How to Break the Bad News
For more than an hour, the teacher listened to her students swap stories of their first days working in the hospitals. She remained silent as they vowed to be sensitive to their patients.And then the teacher, Dr. Lesley Heafitz spoke, her gravelly voice...
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Dooley Is First Black to Join County Council
St. Louis County's growing black population finally broke into the top ranks of county government Sunday when Charlie A. Dooley took the oath of office as the first black member of the County Council."This is a new beginning," Betty Thompson, a black...
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Ducks Hope Penn St. Has an Upsetting Day
The granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, could be a grand blowout.Unbeaten Penn State, a national-title contender with an offense that seems unstoppable, faces Oregon, a team that lost to Hawaii by 20 points early this season before staging a remarkable...
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Ecologists Decry Process of Choosing Waste Site
A lack of public input could lead Illinois to develop faulty standards for deciding where a low-level nuclear waste disposal site should be, an environmental group has charged.However, state officials insist the process is open, and even some other environmental...
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Entitlements Come under Scrutiny
The new Republican majority in Congress has vowed that this time things will be different. This time government spending will be brought under control.The challenge it faces, of course, is the inescapable arithmetic of federal spending and deficits:...
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Ex-Handler Fears for Holyfield in His Comeback
For Evander Holyfield, it was a one-two medical knockout. On Nov. 23, the Mayo Clinic cleared his return to the ring.Then, last week, a five-member panel of doctors from the Nevada State Athletic Commission recommended unanimously that Holyfield's medical...
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Fierce Fighting in Grozny Momentum of Fighting Unclear as Chechens Mount Strong Defense
Russian forces pounded Chechen positions in Grozny with artillery, tank and rocket fire Sunday but apparently were meeting fierce resistance.The attacks marked the second day of clashes within the city itself. Chechen forces claimed to have repulsed...
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Fighting Is Fierce in Grozny Momentum of Fighting Unclear as Chechens Mount Strong Defense
Russian forces pounded Grozny Sunday but met with fierce resistance from Chechens fighting for the independence of their country.The attacks marked the second day of clashes within the city itself. Chechen forces claimed to have repulsed a New Year's...
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Fighting Is Fierce in Grozny Rebel Chechen Forces Put Up Strong Defense against Russian Attacks
Loosely organized, lightly armed Chechen militiamen fighting for the independence of their land put up stiff resistance Sunday that for the moment appeared humilitiating to the superior Russian ground force attempting to subdue Grozny.Calling themselves...
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Finding the `Us' among the `Them'
We are a nation deeply divided. Healing these divisions requires honest and open talk - something our political system seems increasingly incapable of providing. It now seems that the ugly political season of 1994 may never end, as Republicans and new...
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Firm's Planner Based on Franklin's Habits
Those little books that help us keep track of our lives are getting to be so popular that whole stores are cropping up just to keep us supplied with "to do" lists, appointment notes and goal charts.While such name-brand planners as Day Runner, Design-A-Day...
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Fishing Pro Dance to Appear at Collinsville Show Saturday
Fishing pro Bill Dance of Collierville, Tenn., who will appear at the Let's Go Fishing Show in Collinsville on Saturday, says he's "thankful to be one of those lucky folks who turned a lifelong hobby into a profession."Dance started fishing as a child,...
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Friend Defends Man in Killings at Clinics Suspect Accused of Murder Is `Nice Guy,' Being Unfairly Portrayed, Neighbor Says
The man charged with killing two abortion clinic receptionists in suburban Boston called a friend in tears just 90 minutes before he is alleged to have shot up a clinic building in Virginia.In a telephone interview Sunday with The Associated Press, the...
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Frontenac Mayor Chides Firm over Bidding War for Store
Frontenac Mayor Newell A. Baker is upset with representatives of Nordstrom department stores for not committing to building their first store at Plaza Frontenac.Baker recently issued a statement complaining that the Seattle-based Nordstrom is engaged...
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Future Bride Calls for End to Bachelor Parties
Dear Ann Landers: I have been reading your column for ages. I do not believe you have ever printed a letter about something that is becoming an accepted practice, although it is indecent, immoral and a source of anxiety to every bride. I am referring...
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Ghosts of Romantic Past Still Haunting Many of Us
Another New Year's Day recedes in the rear-view mirror. Ahead, within spitting distance, looms not only a new century but also a new millennium.Yet, some of us are doing our damndest to hold time at bay, even to turn it back.The state of Vermont comes...
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Gop Lawmaker Says Democrats in Missouri Are Running Scared
Missouri Democrats, accustomed for decades to legislative control, open the 1995 session warily watching suddenly influential Republicans at home and in Washington.In Jefferson City, Republicans have their largest House number in decades - 76 votes....
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Grated Carrots and Spices Take the Cake
WE WON'T pretend that these carrot cakes are good for you (even with all the carrots), but the recipes look like the cakes taste good.Bob Sanders of Florissant requested a carrot cake recipe that came from the Farm Journal and was printed in the Post-Dispatch...
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Harvey's Passing Rallies Wolfpack Past Miss. State
It came down to simple mathematics for No. 23 North Carolina State in the Peach Bowl on Sunday night."They got field goals and we got touchdowns," Wolfpack coach Mike O'Cain said after his team beat No. 16 Mississippi State 28-24, holding the Bulldogs...
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Helen Porter: Dietitian for the Birds
A broken wing and a broken leg have much in common. Both require medical care, rehabilitation and, sometimes, a special diet. Which is where dietitian Helen Porter comes in.Porter, who is a registered dietitian with St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles,...
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Here Are Stinkers among Last Year's Lead Balloon Sinkers
Madison Avenue has reached parity with Hollywood, although not in ways it might have hoped.This year, movie executives are hard pressed to name five nominations for best picture. Much the same could be said for 1994's crop of advertising. Other than...
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High School Football All-Conference Team
METRO CATHOLICFirst-Team OffenseRECEIVERS - Dave Ries, St. Louis University High; Mike Rallo, CBC; Matt Loporto, Chaminade. TACKLES - C.J. Beckerle, Chaminade; Mike Wishun, SLUH; GUARDS - Dan Kreikemeyer, SLUH; Eric Whittingham, DeSmet. CENTER - Jeff...
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High School Soccer Coaches All-State Teams
The ninth annual Missouri Class 4A high school all-state soccer team was selected in Columbia last month.The 1994 team, selected in a vote of coaches throughout the state, featured the first Show-Me Elite Eleven in addition to first-team and honorable...
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High School Soccer Coaches All-State Teams
The ninth annual Missouri Class 4A high school all-state soccer team was selected in Columbia last month.The 1994 team, selected in a vote of coaches throughout the state, featured the first Show-Me Elite Eleven in addition to first-team and honorable...
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His Prayers Answered in Church Coffee Hour
Dear Abby: In response to a column in which you recommended church as a good place to meet decent people:I was seated in the choir loft one Sunday morning when I spotted a nice-looking gentleman sitting alone in the back pew. Being a single woman, I...
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Homeless Get an Entrance Ramp to the Information Highway
The room is a whirl of children at play - shooting pool, stacking brightly colored building blocks, bouncing balls and fighting over a plastic blond baby doll in a hot pink dress. Then Mary Wolf enters.The children flock to her, pushing and wiggling...
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How Demon Took Terry Mcgovern George Mcgovern's Daughter Fought Alcoholism for Years before Death
OVER THE YEARS, George McGovern followed a routine with his middle child, never ending a talk without joshingly asking her the same question: Who's ahead today, you or the demon?It was their grim and tender private joke. Last month, Teresa McGovern gave...
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How to Organize Your Mind Pro Organizers Reveal Secrets of Being Neat
You know you need to get organized when . . .You haven't seen the bare top of your desk since Ronald Reagan was president.You locate your phone by sound.Your filing system is a piling system. You know who you are.You just made a New Year's resolution...
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In Its Wacky Phase, Liberalism Declines
Former history professor Newt Gingrich, arguably today's most influential politician, needs to brush up on history before putting through his wholesale repudiation of liberal government.To hear Gingrich talk, all the federal government's activities are...
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Kehrs Mill Road Tree-Planting Ok'd Some Oppose Using Funds for School Land
Despite opposition from a third of its members, the Clarkson Valley Board of Aldermen recently approved a plan to plant $5,000 worth of trees along a stretch of Kehrs Mill Road that includes Marquette High School.Alderman Susan Shea, 1st Ward, said,...
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King Landmarks Are Points of Contention Family Opposes Park Service on Development of Visitors Center
Nearly 27 years after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a fight over a National Park Service project in his name has revealed limits in his hometown's once unswerving adulation.The name adorns streets, buildings and schools, and...
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Krhs Is `It' for High School Radio `People Are Really Dedicated' to the Program, Sponsor Says
When the World Affairs Council of St. Louis was looking for a high-school radio station for a foreign journalist to visit, it found only one, Ritenour High School's KRHS."This fellow specifically asked to see different levels of media as far as radio,...
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Latest Truce in the Balkans Gets off to a Hopeful Start
A new year dawned hopefully in Bosnia with the start of a four-month truce between the Muslim-led Bosnian government and rebel Bosnian Serbs."We have a very promising start," Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Rose of Britain, the U.N. commander for Bosnia, said Sunday.The...
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Latin American Influence Could Be a Boon to U.S
The recent Summit of the Americas in Miami produced, as such meetings usually do, a slew of statistics about the U.S.-Latin American relationship. Buried in the wealth of them were two with major implications.The first: Miami is closer to 16 Caribbean...
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Lawyers, Politicians Still Swell the Ranks
THE TYPICAL MEMBER of the new U.S. House of Representatives is a man in his early 50s. He was born in the state he now represents. He has a wife, three kids and most likely a law degree.Oh, yes, and for the first time in 40 years, he's a Republican.The...
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Let's All Raise a Toast to Cutting Some Slack
"Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." - Samuel Butler -There is an inscription on a gravestone at the Boot Hill cemetery in Tombstone, Ariz., that reads, "I expected this, but not so soon."That sums up...
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Levert and Ferrell Start New Year Right
After a delay of more than an hour, the Gerald Levert and Rachelle Ferrell New Year's Eve concert at the Fox never stopped delivering.After a brief warm-up by local comedian Roman Murray, Ferrell came out for a 10-minute sound check. Although she was...
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Low Score Answers High Alamo Hopes for Washington St
Washington State coach Mike Price called it.Armed with the nation's second-ranked defense, Price's forecast of a low-scoring duel in the Alamo Bowl turned out to be exactly that, with his No. 24 Cougars holding off Baylor for a 10-3 victory Saturday...
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Luckless Felsner Fears Nhl Hopes Are Locked Out
Throughout the National Hockey League lockout, one of management's ploys has been to remind players about the reality of failing to come to an agreement with the owners to save the season.With a voice of concern, management points out that players are...
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Many-Pronged Program Helps Diabetes
Dear Dr. Donohue: I found out last year that I have diabetes (adult) and that my triglyceride count was over 1,400.At the time, my doctor put me on medicine to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. I also started medicine (non-insulin) to help my pancreas...
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Medical Examiner Here Gives Book High Marks
PROFESSIONAL courtesy is not at all the reason that Dr. Phillip Burch, St. Louis deputy chief medical examiner, gives Dr. Cyril Wecht's book, "Cause of Death," high marks.The book, Burch says, is both compelling and trenchant. Wecht made his post-mortems...
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Mein Attractions Are Flavor, Low Fat
FOR MANY YEARS, Westerners have treated Cantonese like the Rodney Dangerfield of Chinese cooking.Szechwan and Hunan have gotten all the respect, while Cantonese has been linked to such erstaz Chinese fare as chop suey, chow mein and egg fu yung.The reason...
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Metro Sports Report
BASEBALLThe American Legion Kirkwood Memorial Post 156 is seeking Bantam I through Juvenile I teams for its youth tournament on May 13-14. Teams are guaranteed three games. Call Bob Worral at 544-8262.A Midget II A-team is seeking serious players for...
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Metro Sports Report
BASEBALL</P><P>The American Legion Kirkwood Memorial Post 156 is seeking Bantam I through Juvenile I teams for its youth tournament on May 13-14. Teams are guaranteed three games. Call Bob Worral at 544-8262.</P><P>A Midget...
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Missouri Highway Dept. Wants Fast Lane for Carpoolers
A FEW YEARS from now, while you're stuck in traffic on your way home, a special group of drivers one lane over will be sailing past you.They'll escape the traffic congestion that has entangled you. They'll get home faster. They'll have dinner before...
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Missouri River's Fortunes Focus on a Fish Proposal to Manipulate Level Triggers Economic, Environmental Debates
The battle between states over the waters of the Missouri River is focusing on the pallid sturgeon, a relic of the dinosaur age that is struggling to make it into the next century.The Army Corps of Engineers has proposed cutting the flow of the Missouri...
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Monday Memo
Now, here's a dream job for some folks: hotel spy.Imagine being paid to check in and order room service. Mystery guests are used by hotels to gauge the level of service from clerks, waiters, bellhops and other employees, according to CARL BRAUNLICH,...
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More Firms Offer Adoption Support; Few Employees Use It
Corporate support for employees who adopt is becoming one of the bright spots in today's otherwise bleak benefits picture.Among the nation's largest companies, it is estimated that one in six now offers some form of support to employees who adopt. Otherwise...
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More Men Giving Care to Spouses Disabling Diseases Force Husbands to Adapt
After he turned 65, Jack Faust of St. Louis County became an expert in managing medications, incontinence and a household because his wife had Parkinson's disease.At age 70, Alex Feldman of University City learned to bathe, dress and reduce stress for...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We all know what today is. Why, it is Super Bowls Monday.So says WOODY WOODBURN, a columnist for the Ventura (Calif.) Star Free Press. Woodburn writes about the preparation that's needed for the couch potatoes who will attempt to take in all or parts...
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Nebraska Pulls Plug on 'Canes
Miami came into the Orange Bowl with the top defense in the country, but it was the Nebraska defenders who played like champions and gave the Cornhuskers a likely national title.The Hurricanes' offense, behind quarterback Frank Costa, looked as if it...
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New Comedy `Cybill' Is Actually Quite Funny
HERE'S a surprise from CBS - a new comedy that's actually fairly funny.Ordinarily, this wouldn't be stop-the-presses news, but last fall, no network came up with a sitcom good enough to elicit more than the occasional "ha" - certainly not a "ha ha"...
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New Kid on the Block Helps Louisville Upend Kentucky
Samaki Walker blocked Kentucky's quest for a fifth consecutive victory over Louisville.Walker, a freshman center, set a school record with 11 blocked shots, scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Louisville beat the fifth-ranked Wildcats 88-86 before...
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New Year's Resolution: Discover Inner Peace
I ASKED several people the other day what they wanted to accomplish in 1995. One person said she wanted to go back to school and finish her degree. Another woman was going to start an exercise program. A man said he wanted to find a different job, another...
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Notebook
35 Million-Year-Old Skull</P><P>A scientific team that includes a Washington University scientist has found the earliest fossil evidence for prosimians, a group of small, tree-dwelling primates that today includes the lemurs and bushbabies.</P><P>D....
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Osborne Adds Act to Circus: Juggling Qbs
Turned out ol' Tom Osborne knew what he was doing, no matter what anyone else thought.The coach's plan to play both of his quarterbacks wound up working well enough, as Brook Berringer kept No. 1 Nebraska in the game before Tommie Frazier won it Sunday...
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Paper Warrior Wins First Skirmish
My desk used to have a lot of problems.While I could hardly find a pen when I needed one, I could easily put my hands on a cache of hot sauce for the occasional noontime taco.My files, once freed from their drawer, took long vacations on the top of...
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Parents: Improve Schools Safety and Good Teaching Should Be Focus, They Say
In University City, a parents group wants school officials and parents to focus on safety, order and effective teaching in the public schools."If schools were more successful in these areas, parents would be more likely to choose public schools," said...
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Pepper's Too Hot for Patriots
In a contest billed as the Battle of the Bills, leave it to Pepper to add some spice to the proceedings. Linebacker Pepper Johnson, that is.Johnson, who played on two Super Bowl championship teams for Bill Parcells with the New York Giants, helped torment...
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Peso's Decline Could Be Bonanza for Travelers to Mexico
Mexico's economic woes could spell big bargains for tourists who, trading their dollars for pesos, may find rock-bottom prices for sombreros and margaritas.But prices are expected to remain steady in dollar terms for chain-owned hotels and resorts, leading...
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Plan to Ban Flag Lots Stirs Debate
The Webster Groves City Council struck a nerve with an attempt to ban flag lots.A flag lot is an L-shaped piece of property created when the owner of a large lot tries to split it in two by allowing a second home to be built behind the first. The second...
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Post-Dispatch Honorable Mention All-Metro Soccer Selections
Goalkeepers - Mike Bristol (Granite City), Sr.; Mike Gallagher (CBC), Fr.; Ryan Hetzer (Whitfield), Sr.; Craig Hipp (Riverview Gardens), Sr.; Dave Jetton (St. Louis U. High), Jr.; Erik Lenzing (Francis Howell North), Sr.; Rich Neal (Fox), Jr.; Shannon...
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Post-Dispatch Honorable Mention All-Metro Soccer Selections
(Seniors unless otherwise indicated)Goalies: Mike Bristol, Granite C.; Mike Gallagher, CBC, Fr.; Ryan Hetzer, Whitfield; Craig Hipp, Riverview Gardens; Dave Jetton, SLUH, Jr.; Erik Lenzing, Francis Howell North; Rich Neal, Fox, Jr.; Shannon Orr, Rosary;...
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Put It on the P.A
Regina Holloway, a senior at McCluer High School, was selected for the senior honor band at Southwest Missouri State University. She will perform with other seniors from across the state. Regina is the first-chair clarinet player in McCluer's concert...
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Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:"The patient is lying on the table and hemorrhaging. If they don't do something quick, there won't be a patient."John Liegey, head of the Weston Group, which specializes in Latin American...
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Racing in Vietnam Is a Spill a Minute
I pride myself on the ability to handicap and bet in any country and any language. So when I concluded that Ha Ngoc Chau was the fastest horse in a field at Phu Tho racecourse, I confidently wagered 40,000 dong in exactas.Among more than 3,000 Vietnamese...
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Republicans to Set Agenda, Majority Leader Dole Vows
IT'S THE REPUBLICANS' turn in power and the party will unite to stop any effort by Democrats to sidetrack the GOP agenda, incoming Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas said Sunday."We control the Congress now, and we're going to set the agenda,"...
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