St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 6, 1995

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A Breakthrough with Japan on Trade?
The United States is the world's strongest player in the financial services business. Wall Street is home to today's most sophisticated financial advisers and creative financial instruments to facilitate high returns on invested money. But the American...
A League of Their Own
As conservatives begin, with brassy confidence, their crusade to regenerate the Republic's virtue, here is a concise summation of the current crisis: Too many bowlers are not members of bowling leagues.If you are blase about that, you don't operate a...
A New Approach to Public Housing
If necessity is the mother of invention, maybe nervousness is the mother of reinvention. At any rate, Henry Cisneros, who has both personal and political reasons for being nervous, is busily reinventing his Department of Housing and Urban Development.No...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Here's an idea for people at their wits' end in dealing with destructive squirrels.When my sister saw that squirrels were jumping from the trees onto the roof and gnawing at an attic screen, she placed a trail of peanuts from the attic...
A Promising Start
Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia was sworn in Wednesday as the first Republican House speaker in 42 years, and afterward he delivered a conciliatory talk. If he meant what he said, his reign may indeed inaugurate a new era in our national political debate.The...
Bills Didn't Get All the Bounces but Nearly Outrebounded Umass
Getting ready for Thursday's game against Massachusetts, St. Louis University's players believed rebounding would determine the winner.Had anyone told the Billikens they would be outrebounded only 39-38, they would have loved their chances."And they...
Bosley Picks Chicagoan as Chief of Hospitals
FLASH! Dr. Kathryn Vedder has been plucked by St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley to become director of the city's Department of Health & Hospitals. Dr. Bill Kincaid, who had held that post and most recently served as acting director, has since resigned....
Boston Church of Christ Wins Converts, Raises Hackles Simple Ceremonies Appeal to Many; Critics Say Lonely, Weak Are Targets
She's 24 years old, an MIT graduate working on a doctorate in cell biology at Tufts University. She's friendly, personable and religious.And at many colleges, Elsa Mak is not welcome. Mak belongs to the Boston Church of Christ, which in 15 years has...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Report Illegally Dumped Tires, Mayor Bosley Urges Residents</P><P>Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. urged city residents Thursday to report any illegally dumped tires in their neighborhoods for a cleanup effort dubbed the Tireless Campaign.</P><P>Bosley...
Briefs
HAITI Navy Poised To Return Haitians</P><P>The U.S. armed forces readied ships Thursday to send thousands of Haitian refugees home against their will after most of them rejected an offer of $80 to go back.</P><P>U.S. officials...
Briefs
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. Sends 54 Haitians Home</P><P>The U.S. armed services sent 54 Haitians home from Guantanamo Bay late Thursday, the first of thousands being returned against their will after rejecting an offer of $80 to go back. They...
Briefs
JOLIET Woman Turns Self In, Asks For $1,000 Reward</P><P>A woman accused of robbery tried to make some easy money by turning herself in to police for a $1,000 reward.</P><P>She didn't get the money.</P><P>Diane...
By the Way
Jack Jawing</P><P>"The first thing I do is turn the sound down. Most of those guys are ex-coaches who got fired. And those that never coached, they're not ever close to being right." - Minnesota coach Clem Haskins, on watching more games...
Changes in Food Stamps U.S. Officials Consider Limitations on Stores
In a move that could make shopping more inconvenient for poor Americans, federal officials are considering greatly reducing the number of small groceries that accept food stamps.Agriculture Department officials believe the USDA can curb black-market...
Child of Orphanage Praises It
Dear Abby: There has been some talk lately about starting up the orphanages of years ago. So far, only 4 percent of the population is for them. I think the reason people don't want them is because they don't know anything about them. They only know what...
Christmas Results Fail to Lift Retailers' Spirits
For a while there, retailers looked for a "ho-ho-ho" in their holiday sales.What many got instead was a "ho-ho-hum.""It went down as an OK to a very difficult Christmas for most," retailing analyst Stephen H. Latz said Thursday after big retailers released...
Church Notes
Interim Pastor</P><P>The Rev. Diane Windler has assumed temporary pastorship of Grace United Church of Christ, 8326 Mexico Road, St. Peters. Windler is a 1991 graduate of Eden Seminary. She served as a professional Christian educator...
Clinic Shootings Should Forge Church Bonds
FIRST THERE WAS Michael Griffin, who killed a doctor outside an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Fla., in 1993.Then there was Paul Hill, who killed an abortion doctor and his bodyguard in Pensacola last July.Now comes John Salvi, a student hairdresser,...
Clinton, Gingrich Share a Laugh Offensive Word in Television Interview Proves to Be No Problem
After all the fighting words over what House Speaker Newt Gingrich thinks of Hillary Rodham Clinton, President Bill Clinton was ready to laugh about the whole thing Thursday.And Mrs. Clinton extended an olive branch by inviting the new speaker and his...
Clinton, Gop `Positive' on Spending Cuts
President Bill Clinton and Republican congressional leaders agreed Thursday to search for common ground and said tax relief should be offset by cuts in government spending."My job is not to stand in the way and be an obstructionist force," said Clinton...
Clinton, Republicans Pledge Cooperation Gingrich Hints at Compromise
With an unexpected olive branch from the Democrat in the White House, Republicans in Congress began on Thursday the tricky task of turning their political agenda into legislative action.President Bill Clinton pledged to work with Republicans and to "try...
Congress Goes On-Line in New Open-Door Policy
The 104th Congress sped full throttle onto the information highway Thursday in its new on-line vehicle, THOMAS.The new service, accessible through the Internet, will allow people to access the full text of legislation from the last Congress and access...
Curb on Mandates Heads Republican Agenda Push for Reform Has Strong Backing
WHEN NEWLY EMPOWERED Republicans take aim at the structure of government this year, one of their first goals will be to bar Congress from imposing mandates on states unless it pays for them.Conservatives say the complicated measure can presage a historic...
Daniels Waits for Another Opportunity
Lloyd Daniels is on a basketball court in Fort Wayne and scoring 30 points again. And leading the league, which is the Continental Basketball Association. The National Basketball Association will rescue him soon. Or offer him another ride on the merry-go-round.When...
Deadeye Illini Guards Fire Buckshot at Ohio St
The success of the Illinois basketball team can be reduced to how its starting guards shoot. In Illinois' nine non-conference victories, Kiwane Garris and Richard Keene had shot 47 and 42 percent, respectively, from the floor.In their three non-league...
Democrat"s Switch Lets Griffin Keep Job
Rep. Matt O'Neill, the St. Louis Democrat who had said it was time to end Bob F. Griffin's 14-year reign as House speaker, switched his vote Thursday to give Griffin the 82-80 majority he needed to keep state government's second most powerful position.O'Neill,...
Did You Miss These, Too? 20 "Hit" Albums That Weren't
IS THERE JUSTICE in the world of popular music?With today's dozens of record labels, broad proliferation of styles and the thousand-plus popular music albums released annually, it's easy for great stuff to get lost in the shuffle.Let's consider 20 great...
Eagle Girls Face Best in Falcons Aquinas-Mercy Powers by Orchard Farm 57-35
Orchard Farm High girls basketball coach Robin Steinhoff certainly couldn't fault the effort."We played about as hard as we can play, but I think we were just overmatched tonight," the coach said after the Eagles' 57-35 loss to visiting Aquinas-Mercy...
Emotions' Effect on Justice Can Be Tough to Judge
IT MIGHT WELL BE that Judge Richard Mehan, who retired one week ago today, made his final judicial ruling based solely on the facts of the case, and his learned interpretation of those facts.His ruling was this: The St. Louis circuit attorney's office...
Family Values, Safe Harbor
"SAFE PASSAGE"</P><P>Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:38.</P><P>`SAFE PASSAGE" is a warm yet emotionally complex little movie about family, the sort of movie that people say they want Hollywood to make. But faced with a multiplex...
Fire in Granite City Kills 2 Children; 3 in Family Escape
Toys and charred bedding littered the yard of a house in Granite City on Thursday after two youngsters died in a middle-of-the-night fire that an investigator said a child might have accidentally ignited.An autopsy showed that carbon monoxide asphyxiated...
First Taste of Winter a Bit Too Sticky for Some ... and More May Get Stuck
This week's cold snap is leaving many area residents, well, out in the cold.Cars aren't starting. Farmers are concerned about their livestock. Social service agencies are sending out an alarm for blankets and space heaters.Things could get worse today,...
Garden Seeks to Increase Admission Fees for Events
The Missouri Botanical Garden is seeking permission to increase admission fees for five public events such as the Japanese Festival each year. Its members would pay discounted fees.Garden officials say their motivation is to simplify things at ticket...
Gingrich Criticizes Tax System Speaker Lobbies Panel to Make Major Changes
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., gave the House Ways and Means Committee a pep talk Thursday on the GOP "Contract with America."One day after assuming office in the new Republican-led House, Gingrich put forward a number of ideas on making big changes...
Hardwood, Soft Hearts Death of Father Shows Bonner Where His Friends Are
In the past 2 1/2 weeks, Anthony Bonner has experienced enough pain and joy to last a lifetime. He has felt the ultimate loss, the death of a parent, but also has seen the mark he and his father have left, through the flood of affection and emotion from...
Helicopter Pilot Says His `Confession' Was Dictated
Army pilot Bobby Hall said Thursday that a statement he signed while held in North Korea after his helicopter went down was dictated by his captors.Hall said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" that the statement concerning an "illegal intrusion,"...
Indians Get Rugged Test in Howell Dual
"I hope this is a wake-up call for us," Wentzville High wrestling coach Jake LaManna said. "Most of the guys did a good job, but a few of the others just didn't wrestle very well. We made a lot of mental mistakes tonight, mistakes that we can't afford...
Infant Mortality Rates Show Decline across Bistate Area
Illinois and Missouri infants were less likely to die in 1993 than ever before, state officials reported Thursday.The infant mortality rate in Illinois in 1993 was 9.6 deaths for every 1,000 live births, down from 10 the previous year. In Missouri, about...
It's Official: Girls Joining the Boys to Assist Priests at Catholic Altars
The girls have officially taken their places beside the boys on the altars of Catholic churches. Since the Vatican formally approved girls as altar servers last spring, a number of area girls from the fourth to the eighth grade have signed up to assist...
Kiel Hot, but Slu Not Ready for Prime Time
Oh, let it snow. Make this winter splendor complete. There was much merriment to celebrate Thursday evening when Kiel Center gave us shelter from baseball strikes, hockey lockouts and just about everything else that's so cruel and cold in Sports Inc.The...
Kindergarten Registration Dates Set
The Francis Howell School District has set registration dates for children who will enter kindergarten next school year.Registration will be held at the following sites:Becky David Elementary School: Feb. 21-24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., also Feb....
Labor Might Face a 1995 Even Worse Than '94 - Unless It Changes
From NAFTA to Newt, 1994 was a year that U.S. labor is glad to see slide into history.Problem is, 1994 set the base for a new year with the potential to be even worse.Organized labor put most of its eggs in the inside-the-Beltway political-legislative...
Lions Share Nation's Top Ranking with Findlay, Gear Up for Title Run
The Lindenwood College wrestling team has company atop the latest National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics rankings. But that's fine with coach Stacy Weiland.The Lions are tied at No. 1 with Findlay (Ohio) University."It's no big deal; we want...
Macular Degeneration Involves Problem in Retina
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please tell me what you can about macular degeneration. I know it comes with age, but what can be done about it? Does it get progressively worse? What can I take for it?(MACK-you-lahr) degeneration is a retina problem, the retina being...
Mall Enjoys Relatively Crime-Free Reputation Mid Rivers `Safer,' Even with Friday Night Crowd
In light of recent crimes at Northwest Plaza in St. Ann and the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, how safe is Mid Rivers Mall?Although Pat Riney, who manages Cotton Island at the mall in St. Peters, is reluctant to declare her little corner of...
Marriage to Alcoholic Makes Life Miserable
Dear Ann Landers: I am married to an alcoholic. May I tell your readers something I paid no attention to when I was younger? I wish someone had wised me up.My husband, "Andy," has always been a beer drinker. In fact, that's all he ever drinks. As a young...
Martin Seeks Help as Tigers Open Conference Play
Junior Erika Martin is having an all-American caliber season for the Missouri Tigers. However, she isn't getting much support.For the Tigers (8-2) to succeed in Big Eight Conference play, which begins at 7 tonight against Oklahoma (8-3) at the Hearnes...
Meeting of Zoologists Offers Window on World of Parasites
Tapeworms, known for triggering weight loss, actually produce a substance meant to help hosts grow bigger.That odd twist of the parasite world was one of many findings reported here Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Zoologists....
Merge Fire Districts, Council Chief Urges Corcoran: County Plan Would Save Money
St. Louis County's piecemeal system of 42 fire departments would be consolidated - perhaps into one countywide agency - under a plan advocated Thursday by the new head of the County Council.Council Chairman Jerry Corcoran, D-St. Ann, announced that he...
Mission of Mercy Area Surgeon Leads Team to Help Latvian Hospital
Dr. David A. Caplin, a plastic surgeon in Creve Coeur, reconstructs for a living.Now, he'll try his expertise in Riga, Latvia, where he and his medical team of 25 fly today to help reconstruct care in a struggling hospital left over from Russian control.Caplin's...
Mizzou to Wrestle Monday at Howell
Francis Howell High will play host to an NCAA Division I dual wrestling meet between the University of Missouri and the University of Wyoming Monday night.The competition is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $3 for adults and $2 for...
Morning Briefing
Ford Taurus Top-Selling U.S. Car For 3rd Year</P><P>Ford's Taurus was the nation's top-selling car for the third year in a row as foreign and domestic automakers finished a strong year and predicted another. Year-end reports Thursday showed...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Provocative quotes are normally saved for later in the program. But this thought from former Los Angeles Rams quarterback ROMAN GABRIEL appears especially compelling and, from this corner anyway, on target.Gabe on the Rams' probable move to St. Louis:...
Murphy Vote Called `Political Suicide'
Rep. Jim Murphy, the lone Republican to back Democrat Bob Griffin for House speaker, mockingly grabbed his own throat Thursday as if he were caught in a noose on the side gallery."The Republicans tell me I just committed political suicide," Murphy confided....
N. Carolina, Duke Pull Rare Double: Fall on Same Day
Top-ranked North Carolina and No. 11 Duke are closer in basketball history than even the 10 or so miles that actually seperate the Tobacco Road campuses.So when the schools with three national championships in the last four years both lost Wednesday...
Netsch Offers Last Warning about Debt
Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch gave her final economics lesson Thursday: The state must own up to its rising debts.It's a lecture she has made often in her four years as comptroller, but one that may go unheard because Netsch's 22-year political...
New Arts Panel Proposed for City Public Works Tax Would Pay for Plan
Under a bill to be introduced today in the Board of Aldermen, a 13-member Public Arts Commission and a city Office of Public Art would take care of current artworks and would promote, review and set policies for new pieces.To pay for the work, a Public...
New License Plan Set for Ambulance Drivers
The state health department plans to change the way it licenses ambulance workers with criminal and driving convictions.Those changes, however, would not require the state to check applicants' criminal and driving records before licensing paramedics...
New Threat to the Spotted Owl
In the Northwest, where logging and endangered creatures such as the northern spotted owl have been at serious odds for a decade, a federal judge has given his seal of approval to a plan that attempts to split the difference. Unfortunately, only time...
Nhl Owners Seem Cool to Proposal Straw Poll Shows Only 6 Yes Votes
With the National Hockey League season hanging in the balance, those in favor of accepting the players' proposal to save the season might not have the votes to do it when the NHL board of governors convene in New York City.Informal straw polls conducted...
Obituaries
Herta Royter</P><P>Herta Royter, 88, of O'Fallon, died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 1995) at Gardenview Care Center in O'Fallon.</P><P>Mrs. Royter was a homemaker.</P><P>A private memorial service will be held at a later date....
Olajuwon Fuels Rockets' Streak
Hakeem Olajuwon scored 33 points Thursday night, helping the Houston Rockets win their sixth in a row, 108-99 over the Dallas Mavericks.Olajuwon, on a torrid shooting streak since fully recovering from an early season wrist injury, was 15 of 24 from...
Orange County Fallout New Calls to Rein in Derivatives Opposed
Congress shouldn't use investment losses by California's Orange County as an excuse to pass unneeded laws on derivative securities, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and other regulators said Thursday.Senate Banking Committee Chairman Al...
Ortwerth Budget Unlikely to Avoid Cuts, Bearden Says
The St. Charles County Council seems likely to trim some of the government expansion being proposed in the 1995 budget by County Executive Joe Ortwerth.On Wednesday, the same day Ortwerth introduced his budget, the council met in a work session to begin...
'Out'-Rage over 'Gay 100'
ANYONE COMPILING a "Most Influential" list that includes in the same breath the likes of St. Augustine, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Florence Nightingale, Liberace, Halston and Madonna is at best begging for an argument.But when Vassar professor...
Peso Gains; 16% Inflation Seen
The peso strengthened slightly Thursday as Mexico's finance chief unveiled sobering new economic projections and briefed Wall Street on the country's currency crisis.Thousands of angry Mexicans, meanwhile, marched through the nation's capital to denounce...
Pitt 'Fall' Actor Is Poppin' His Button over Role That Might Make Him a Legend
BRAD PITT has been the flavor of the month for so long he should start wearing a Baskin-Robbins uniform.He has been one of Hollywood's hottest on-the-verge-of-stardom actors since his celebrated, albeit brief, 1991 breakthrough role in "Thelma & Louise."...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: FATAL ACCIDENTSJefferson County: Kenneth Ruble, 49, of Dittmer, Mo., was killed Wednesday...
Police Take Laser Aim at Subway Miscreants in NY
The city's transit police hope their new weapon - handguns with laser-beam sights - will make bad guys surrender when they see exactly where a bullet could strike them.Beginning this week, 15 Transit Police officers will carry laser-equipped handguns....
Ready, Set, Salt
By now, you know whether it snowed this morning. If it did, take a glance at this box. It's designed to help you survive the snow with a minimum of annoyances.If it didn't snow, clip this box and hang onto it. You'll need it sooner or later.Finding out...
Republicans Plan More Challenges to Weaken Griffin Gop Promises to Become `the Energizer Bunny'
House Republicans say they'll try next week to loosen Speaker Bob F. Griffin's ironclad grip on the legislative process by revamping the House rules.The changes would "take power away from the speaker, the floor leader and the committee chairs and give...
Re-Vital-Ized: Espn Megaphone Pumps Up Big Time Hoops, Baby
It rrwas a fascinating sight: ESPN megaphone Dick Vitale in our town, standing on the court between games foraging off a bountiful food tray between spiels."A lot of people came just to see Vitale and (Temple coach) John Chaney," Billikens fan Brett...
Revived Pac-10 Becoming Pac-Man of the Polls
Since the decline and descent of the UCLA empire in the mid-1970s, Left Coast basketball has offered little worth fussing over. The finesse (read: soggy-cereal soft) style that has prevailed in the Pacific 10 Conference usually assures early, embarrassing...
Robinson Spins Spurs over Jazz
David Robinson scored 25 points and Sean Elliott added 20, including two free throws to seal the game with 4.6 seconds to play, as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 104-103 Thursday night in Salt Lake City.Robinson made one of two free throws...
Roe, Roe, Roe: Slu Up the Creek without a Paddle
Lou Roe caught a Donnie Campbell-elbow above the left eye in the second half. A referee then tagged Roe with a technical foul for a rebuttal.But no one else could catch the explosive Roe.The relentless Roe finessed and powered his way through St. Louis...
Rogers-Bouxsein Gathers Petitions in Bid for Mayor
Maureen Rogers-Bouxsein is heartened by what she calls increasing support for her candidacy for mayor of St. Charles."I picked up six more petitions just today for those who want to sign up to support me," Rogers-Bouxsein said Wednesday as she, too,...
Russian Bombers Pound Grozny
Russian planes flew over Grozny Thursday on bombing runs and rocketed the presidential palace, despite President Boris Yeltsin's promise to stop air attacks on the capital of rebellious Chechnya.Planes also made bombing runs outside Grozny, and heavy...
Scared Teen-Aged Mother Tosses Baby out in Cold
An unwed teen-ager who had concealed her pregnancy from her mother gave birth in her bathroom, then tossed the naked baby out a second-floor window into the bitter cold and went off to school, police said.Marisol Melendez, 18, was charged Thursday with...
Scott Baio's Happy Role as Tv's Second Banana
SCOTT BAIO may have starred in three of his own series, but he doesn't mind being a co-star in CBS' light murder-mystery series, "Diagnosis Murder.""I'm perfectly content to play second banana to Dick Van Dyke," Baio says from his home in Los Angeles....
Sexy Supermom Susan Sarandon
IN "LITTLE WOMEN," she has four daughters; in "Safe Passage," seven sons.But Susan Sarandon doesn't believe that playing middle-age supermoms means the end of steamy screen roles, rejecting the long-held Hollywood notion that age and motherhood rob women...
Shockers Go from Stinkers to Stunners
Evidently, they don't call them the Shockers for nothing. Even Wichita State University coach Scott Thompson was taken aback by his team's 75-51 victory Tuesday night over Kansas State of the Big Eight Conference."It was one of those wins you just don't...
Sports Shorts
Musical NFL Chairs: Jets Recycle Kotite</P><P>It turns out that owner Leon Hess was just as disgusted with the 6-10 New York Jets as the rest of their fans. The only difference was he had the clout to do something about it.</P><P>On...
States Struggle to Trim Mandates 16 Legislatures Adopt Measures Curbing Policy
AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS prepare to consider measures to curb unfunded mandates, they may want to look at the trails that state legislatures have blazed.At least 16 states have approved some kind of law or state constitutional amendment restricting their...
Stephanie Cheek Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Two federal marshals watched Thursday as Stephanie Cheek hugged and, through tears, said goodbye to her son, Ben.After a few moments, one marshal introduced Cheek to her new lifestyle."Come on, let's go," he barked.The marshals handcuffed Cheek, 44,...
Steve Pick
MY ADVANCE COPY of the "Ready to Wear" soundtrack album is entitled "Pret-a-Porter," as director Robert Altman originally intended for his new film about the fashion industry. But whatever the title, the folks involved in putting together the music managed...
Stormin' Norman Dances Coach's Antics Awaken Mizzou in Win at Smu
As his Missouri Tigers appeared to plummet into a jet-lag sag Wednesday night at Southern Methodist University's Moody Coliseum, basketball coach Norm Stewart compensated with perhaps his most vigorous effort of the season."He really got after it, didn't...
Study Links Air Bags, More Reckless Driving `They Think Technology Will Bail Them Out,' Expert Says
Air bags may encourage some drivers to become more reckless than drivers of vehicles that lack the safety devices, a study says.The study, of 206 crashes in Virginia in 1993, concludes that drivers with air bags were disproportionately responsible for...
Suspect in Clinic Attacks Wants Death, or Priesthood
The man accused of killing two workers at abortion clinics wants to die if convicted. If he's acquitted, he wants to become a priest - and tell his story on television to Barbara Walters.The thoughts of murder suspect John C. Salvi III were revealed...
Temple's Win over Marquette a Monument to Defense
The Temple-Marquette matchup Thursday night at Kiel Center played out as the prelude of the Atlantic 10-Great Midwest Challenge. But the game created its own drama.Temple and its tenacious, tempo-disrupting defense trundled to a 15-point advantage in...
Term-Limit Backers Vow Long Fight Bond Seeks Restraint on Business Controls
With newly on-the-job Sen. John Ashcroft on hand to "give testimony," state and national supporters for congressional term limits served notice Thursday that their campaign was not ending with the Republican control of the House and Senate.And in another...
Term Limit Zealots Vow Fight; End Business Regulation, Says Bond
With newly on-the-job Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., on hand to "give testimony," state and national supporters for congressional term limits served notice Thursday that their campaign was not ending with the Republican control of the House and Senate.And...
Third Try Is Charm for Ambush, Battelle
On the third try, the Ambush finally landed Shane Battelle.Battelle is a three-year starter at St. Louis University and former Post-Dispatch Player of the Year at Hazelwood Central High. He signed a one-year developmental contract with the National Professional...
Tigers' Star Seeks Support as Conference Play Begins
Junior Erika Martin is having an all-American caliber season for the Missouri Tigers. However, she isn't getting much support.For the Tigers (8-2) to succeed in Big Eight Conference play, which begins at 7 tonight against Oklahoma (8-3) at the Hearnes...
Top Spot Beckons, but UCLA Stumbles at Oregon 82-72
Henry Madden scored seven points in a crucial three-minute stretch late in the game as Oregon came from 13 points behind in the second half Thursday night to stun No. 2 UCLA 82-72 in Eugene, Ore., in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.The Bruins (6-1),...
Towering Piles of Trash Threaten to Engulf Europe
The artificial mountain reeks in the morning sun, growing ever bigger as cranes empty train cars loaded with tons of Marseille's trash.Reputed to be Europe's biggest waste dump, covering 210 acres that includes refuse from before World War I, it is a...
Umass Bounces Bills Roe's 29 Points Lift Minutemen to 80-74 Win
Charlie Spoonhour had figured Thursday night's game to be a dash of basketball pleasure for his St. Louis University Billikens. National cable television audience, full Kiel Center, fourth-ranked Massachusetts on hand . . ."We had all the things we wanted,"...
U.S. Defense Chief: Iran Courting Nuclear Bomb
Iran may be much closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon than previously thought, but "how soon . . . depends upon how they go about getting it," Defense Secretary William Perry said Thursday.During an appearance at the National Press Club, the Pentagon...
What We Don't Need to Know
WHEN WE met for our traditional New Year's drink of Ovaltine, Slats Grobnik said: "Tell me about those pills. You buy them across the counter or does a doc have to write a prescription?"Pills? What pills?"Those stupid pills I figure you been taking lately....
Will Farmers Reap Trade-Pact Gains? New Rules Will Benefit Agriculture and All Sectors of U.S. Economy
After seven years of negotiations, new trading rules have been approved by the United States and are being considered by many other nations. These rules will benefit U.S. agriculture, along with virtually every other sector of our economy and the economies...
Will Farmers Reap Trade-Pact Gains? Projected Crop Prices Questionable; Many Safeguards Are Eliminated
The National Farmers Union disagrees with those who have identified agriculture as one of the big winners under GATT. We urge a closer look at the facts.The Food and Agriculture Research Institute, which does economic analysis for the House and Senate...