St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 7, 1995

10-7 Chicago Hopes to Bear Up vs. 49ers San Francisco Favored by 17 in Nfc Semifinal
They are the ugly ducklings of this Super Bowl tournament, these Chicago Bears.First, there's that pedestrian 10-7 record, further defaced by losses of 42-14 to Minnesota, 33-6 to Green Bay, and 40-3 to Green Bay.Then, there's the dishonor of being the...
2 More Join Race for Villa's Job
Two St. Louis aldermen joined the race for aldermanic president Friday, the last day of the filing period, swelling the field of Democratic candidates to seven in the March 7 primary election.The newcomers are Michael K. Sheehan of the 10th Ward and...
9-1 Tigers Open Big Eight Play Streak on the Line vs. Huskers
Yes, Missouri was the scourge of the Big Eight Conference last season, with what Kansas coach Roy Williams called a "mind-boggling" 14-0 regular season.But the Tigers were drastically depleted by the loss of eight seniors and freshman phenom Kelly Thames,...
Abortion Providers Dwindling Violence, Opposition Are Forcing Some Doctors to Abandon Service
AS LAST WEEK'S deadly rampage at two Massachusetts abortion clinics transfixed the country, Susan Hill was in Jackson, Miss., supervising construction of a new abortion clinic.The opening of the comprehensive women's health center in Jackson, scene of...
Advancing Years, Adversity Can't Keep Alaskan Climber from Fulfilling His Dream
"Dream big and dare to fail," Norman Vaughan said Friday.The 89-year-old Alaskan dog musher knows the truth of his advice.It took him more than 65 years, $1.5 million, one failed attempt that ended in a plane crash and the loss of four favorite sled...
Affton Educator Stole $300,000, Inquiry Says
Former Affton High School Principal David Wilde stole more than $300,000 from school accounts, an internal investigation has concluded."That's what we know of, for sure," said St. Louis attorney Henry Menghini, hired by Affton to conduct the inquiry.On...
Are You Losing Weight? Just Look in the Mirror
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'd like to know why it is that when people lose weight suddenly, the first place you notice it is in the face. I have been on a diet, and that's the only place I'm losing weight, it seems. Why is this?It's an illusion. You are losing...
Art Meets Politics: Panel Is Proposed to Fund Works
Backers of a bill to set up a Public Arts Commission in St. Louis predicted Friday that it would sail through the Board of Aldermen - but some opposition surfaced.Harriet Traurig, who headed a steering committee that worked since 1990 to develop the...
Auerbach's Record Goes Up in a Smoke for Wilkens
Lenny Wilkens lit a cigar in tribute to the man he passed Friday night, becoming the winningest coach in National Basketball Association history."We always thought that record would stand forever," Wilkens said after the Atlanta Hawks gave him No. 939...
Beleaguered Clinton Faces a Winter of Discontent
The Roman god for January was Janus, who was two-faced. He certainly is for Bill Clinton, giving him good and bad in everything ahead.The only uncomplicated thing Clinton has done lately was to name Dan Glickman secretary of agriculture. Other openings...
Big Eight at a Glance
Here's a team-by-team look at how Big Eight Conference clubs stack up as league play gets under way:Kansas: Despite an appalling collapse at Indiana, the fifth-ranked Jayhawks are 9-1 and the team to beat in the Big Eight - the conference that entered...
Bills Aim to Bounce Back against UAB League Opener Starts Tough Stretch
Charlie Spoonhour once determined the difference between a basketball season without high expectations and one with many of them is that the coach acts grumpier when good things are supposed to happen.So maybe Spoonhour expected more than he saw from...
Blaming Bubbas Misses the Point
It is now OK to talk about the culture of white males in America. The November elections gave us permission. Like any other culture, it is not universally shared nor supported only by all white males. But, those whom the shoe fits cheerfully wear it.It...
Briefs
UMSL University Will Get New Phone Prefix In Two Weeks</P><P>The telephone and fax prefix number for the University of Missouri at St. Louis will change to 516 on Jan. 21. The new prefix will replace 553 as the first three digits to...
Briefs
SPRINGFIELD Federal Trucking Regulations Upheld In Circuit Court</P><P>A Sangamon County judge ruled Friday that the state must enforce a federal law that deregulates trucking within the state, despite concerns about safety standards.</P><P>Circuit...
Browns, Steelers Bring Rivalry to Playoff Stage
It is often said that a football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns brings out the worst on both sides: on the field, in the stands, even up in the box, where longtime Browns owner Art Modell takes these things rather seriously.The...
Cardinals Offering 50 Percent Solution Replacement-Game Ticket Prices Sliced
If, as the more cynical would suggest, Busch Stadium customers were watching replacement players last year at full price, it might cost fans only half as much to view them this year.On Friday, Cardinals President Mark Lamping revealed a sliding-scale...
Clark, Keene Drawing Illini Raves
The points aren't always there, but Shelly Clark is scoring with the Illinois basketball coaching staff.The scoring is there from Richard Keene, and the sophomore guard has improved other areas in his game to add points on his efficiency rating.In fact,...
Computers of Suspect Are Seized but Bulletin Board Was Legal, Police Say
St. Louis County police seized on Friday the computers of a Bridgeton man accused of setting up a computer bulletin board designed to attract young boys for sex.After police reassemble the man's computers, detectives plan to search his records for the...
Court to Rule on Gay Parade Case Boston Veterans Canceled Activity in '94 after Order to Let in Homosexuals
THE SUPREME COURT agreed Friday to decide whether the longtime sponsor of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade should be allowed to ban homosexuals from participating.The court will review lower court rulings that the annual parade is an open recreational...
Danforth, Eagleton Reflect on Year
Missouri's two ex-United States senators, Thomas F. Eagleton and John C. Danforth, still had plenty to say about the political scene, national and local, as they shared the 1994 St. Louis Man of the Year Award on Friday at Washington University.Eagleton,...
Democrats, Gop Spar over Balancing Budget Gephardt Wants List of Cuts before Amendment
President Bill Clinton and Democratic leaders of Congress moved Friday to erect a new barrier to a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget just as Republicans cleared away an old one.After a strategy session at the White House, House Minority...
Doctors' Group Here Assails Washington U. `Dog Labs'
A group of doctors opposed to using live animals in medical school classes says it wants to stop the practice at the Washington University medical school.The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says it has placed an ad in next week's Student...
Ems Workers Get Tougher Standard
The state Health Department plans to begin revoking the licenses of ambulance workers who are convicted of felonies.At a meeting Friday of the Governor's Special Advisory Council for Emergency Medical Services, state officials said such a regulation...
FBI Members Reprimanded for '92 Killing Murder Charges Considered
The FBI said Friday that it had disciplined a group of 12 top supervisors and agents for their conduct during a 1992 siege in Idaho in which a bureau sharpshooter killed the wife of white separatist Randall Weaver."I have concluded . . . that the FBI...
`Flabio' Enjoys Role as Larger-Than-Life Parody
HE'S BIG, he's burly and some say he's beautiful - he's Flabio, something of an inflated version of Fabio, alleged answer to every woman's prayer.Flabio is to Fabio as St. Bernards are to miniature poodles. Flabio, aka Michael Glover, is 6 feet 6 inches...
Gizmos Galore Electronics Take Center Stage in Vegas
Worried about car thieves? Foil them with a silent alarm that fills the interior with blinding white clouds of smoke.Want to see what you'd look like standing beside Bogart and Bergman at the Casablanca airport? Some new computer software can do it.Tired...
Great Midwest at a Glance
Here's a team-by-team look at how the Great Midwest Conference clubs stack up as league play gets under way:Alabama-Birmingham: Coach Gene Bartow has an entirely new starting lineup with no seniors. Jeff Sagarin's most recent computer power ratings of...
`Had All Things We Wanted but the Win' - Spoonhour
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,"...
Halcyon Days an Ancient Greek Tale
ONCE UPON a time there lived a king named Ceyx who ruled wisely and well over the city of Thessaly. Above all Ceyx cherished his wife, Halcyone. She was the daughter of Aeolus, king of the winds. Ceyx and Halcyone loved each other tenderly and lived...
Help Yourself!
Airline cards</P><P>I collect airline playing cards. - K.W., 843-5994</P><P>Others with airlines playing cards: L.M.K., 961-2456; M.M., 278-2955; O.E.H., 838-6525 Architectural Digest</P><P>B.M. should write to...
Ice Storm's over - and It Was 'Sno Fun
The ice and snow that splattered the St. Louis area on Friday left cars scattered in ditches, children screaming through houses, animals scrabbling for food - and MetroLink engineers scratching their heads.Except for the potholes sure to bloom, the worst...
Illinois Lawyers Race to Avoid Caps on Suits
Lawyers around Illinois celebrated New Year's a few days early by flooding the courts with hundreds of new lawsuits.The lawyers didn't want to wait to file until this year and risk running into caps on damage awards proposed by Republicans in Washington...
Include Dads, Don't Just Send Them a Bill
With welfare reform heading the agenda for the 104th Congress, "deadbeat daddies" are sure to be big news again. We'll hear a lot about the rich guys who live in mansions while their ex-wives and kids eat dog food. Men who don't pay child support will...
Iowa Lutherans to Help Rural Neighbors `It Helps to at Least Be There,' Says Leader
Lutherans in Iowa are being challenged to become more involved in helping their small-town neighbors, financially and spiritually."There's a tremendous amount of hurt now with a lot of farm families. Part of that is due to the (1993) flood, but it was...
Job Spurt May Make Rate Hike Likely
The number of working Americans increased by more than a quarter million last month, pushing the jobless rate to its lowest level in four years and fueling speculation that interest rates are headed still higher.The Labor Department reported Friday that...
Joe Slovo Dies; Led Communists in South Africa
Joe Slovo, the Communist Party chief and defiant guerrilla commander who later became a guiding force for moderation and multiracial democracy in South Africa, died Friday (Jan. 6, 1995) after a long battle with bone-marrow cancer. He was 68.During the...
J. Robert Ashcroft; Father of Senator
J. Robert Ashcroft, father of freshman Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., died of a heart ailment while returning to his home in Springfield, Mo., from his son's swearing-in ceremony in Washington. He was 83.The elder Ashcroft became ill during a visit with...
Letting off Steam Historical Society Wants Train Back
IN 1953, A HISTORICAL society shipped a turn-of-the-century locomotive from a defunct East Coast railroad to the National Museum of Transportation here "on permanent loan."Now some in the society want the No. 952 Lackawanna camelback engine back, so...
Morning Briefing
Disney's Eisner Made $10.6 Million For Year</P><P>Perennially high-paid executive Michael Eisner, chairman of Walt Disney Co., made about $10.6 million in salary, bonuses and restricted stock awards in the fiscal year that ended Sept....
New Window Glass Cuts Heat Loss Wet Panes
Q: My windows sweat in cold weather, and the air is chilly near them. In the summer, they let in heat and sunshine that fades my furniture. What is the best type of glass I should get in replacement windows for year-round comfort? - S.B.A: Several new...
Nhl Owners Seem Destined to Swing at Strike Three
Considering what happened in baseball, it's only appropriate to use baseball terminology to describe the National Hockey League's status as the board of governors convene today in New York City.It's the bottom of the ninth inning, and the NHL owners...
No Bonanzas for Officeholders
As a Nixon speechwriter a generation ago, I was delighted to get a check for $150 from The New York Times for a piece about language. I told the White House counsel I would keep it because the article had nothing to do with my official duties and was...
(No Headline - 4 Ways to Watch Tv)
We've come a long way from the days when the only way to see "Ozzie and Harriet" was to adjust the rabbit-ear antenna atop the TV set. Today there are four ways to tune in: BROADCAST TVWhat: 3- to 4-foot outdoor antenna, plus poleCost: $25 to $45Programming:...
Old Tricks from the Russian Bear
Once again Boris Yeltsin promised to end the bombing of Grozny, the capital of Chechnya; once again the bombing continued. Even though the Russian president is apparently demanding to know why these orders have not been obeyed, he still refuses to end...
Passing Star from Louisville Makes Commitment to Illini
Chris Redman, the Louisville quarterback who set a national high school record with 57 touchdown passes this season, had his pick of some passable passing schools.Redman, from Male High in Louisville, was heavily courted by the likes of Miami, Oklahoma,...
Pension Bill Gets Last-Minute Push
Democrats are trying to put together a pension bill before the current General Assembly ends its term Wednesday, but Republican leaders are showing no interest in a last-minute deal.Among those who might benefit from a bill are municipal employees wanting...
People
How does QUEEN MOTHER ELIZABETH deal with all the tabloid sleaze about the Royal Family? She looks the other way, says her former private secretary, Lord Charteris.In an interview in The Spectator, he says, "The Queen Mother is aware that in her lifetime,...
Pictures from the Dish Are out of This World
`BEAM ME up, Scotty!" Those words never rang truer than with the new RCA Digital Satellite System, the fixed, 18-inch dish that links your home to two new satellites.The DSS dish and receiver cost $699 for a basic system or $899 for one that hooks up...
Please Feed the Meters
Thomas Bledsoe, please drop by the nearest St. Louis police station. And don't forget to bring your checkbook.Mr. Bledsoe may not know why he's sought. He is listed in city records as owing $4,000 on 251 unpaid parking tickets. The records also show...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis: Two men armed with a pistol took more than $20,000 about...
Proposition a, Round 2
Old politics and new politics are battling in Missouri over Proposition A, the measure passed in November to limit sharply the money candidates can take from donors. Old politicians want to kill the law any way they can. They may be on their way with...
Public Outrage Stops a Charging Rhino
Faster than a speeding bullet, the maker of the "Black Rhino" armor-piercing ammunition heeded public criticism and decided to delay production of the powerful projectiles. David A. Keen had bragged that the bullets would give law enforcement officers...
Ralston Sells Continental Baking Co
St. Louis can wave bye-bye to the baker of Twinkies and Wonder bread.The city that has been home to the nation's two largest bakers is losing the biggest one - Continental Baking Co.Ralston Purina Co. has agreed to sell Continental to Interstate Bakeries...
Retiring `Answer Man' Leaves Void for State, Local Groups
How important has Ken Wasser been to bowling in St. Louis and Missouri?"I call him the Answer Man," said Barb Nickel, president of the St. Louis Bowling Proprietors' Association. "Whenever I call him up, I say, `Hey, Answer Man, I need your help.' He...
Rockets Roll to Sixth Win in a Row
Hakeem Olajuwon scored 33 points Thursday night, helping the Houston Rockets win their sixth National Basketball Association game in a row, 108-99 over the Dallas Mavericks.Olajuwon, on a torrid shooting streak since fully recovering from an early-season...
Rush to the Nfl? Illini's Rice Ready to Tackle a Tough Decision
Simeon Rice, no doubt, is holed up somewhere. Away from reporters, anyway.Rice is contemplating his future, perhaps even the meaning of his life and the proper order of his universe. All heady, heavy stuff for a teen-ager. He may be worlds ahead of other...
Salvi Pleads Innocent 1st Charges: Firearms Transported Interstate
JOHN C. SALVI III, the man accused of killing two abortion clinic receptionists, pleaded not guilty to federal firearms charges Friday in federal court in Boston.Clad in an ill-fitting blue blazer and flanked by two marshals, Salvi sat impassively during...
SBC Takes $34 Million Hit Telmex Investment Hurt by Peso Plunge
SBC Communications Inc. said Friday it will take a $34 million hit on its Mexican telephone investment due to the tumbling value of the peso. Meanwhile, the Mexican currency took another 5 percent dive in Friday's trading.SBC, parent of Southwestern...
Shaq Keeps Magic Unbeaten at Home
Shaquille O'Neal scored 34 points and the Orlando Magic remained the National Basketball Association's only unbeaten team at home Friday night with a 121-99 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Magic is 15-0 at Orlando Arena. Overall, Orlando leads...
Shaw Right Not to Move on Blind Faith
Bernie Bits:The only serious snag in the negotiations with the Los Angeles Rams is John Shaw's insistence on guarantees for luxury-suite leases and club-seat sales at the St. Louis football stadium.Shaw, the team president, wants to protect the long-term...
`Shining Time Station' Chugs through Special
'Shining Time Station' Where: Channel 9 When: 11 a.m. Saturday; repeated at 10 a.m. Sunday</P><P>LET US now sing the praises of Thomas and Edward, Duck and Diesel, Bertie and Toby. Let us applaud a show that does not prompt pre-schoolers...
Sometimes It's Tough to Find Enough Lap Time
A PAPERBACK arrived on my desk the other day: "What I Learned at Summer Camp," by Dr. Timothy J. Jordan, a pediatrician in Chesterfield.With it came a note on Jordan's personal stationery. Very un-doctorlike. Below his relaxed, legible script was a...
Son of Civil Rights Leader Tries to Make a Difference
Martin Luther King III was 10, playing in his family's den with a brother and sister, when the heart-stopping story flashed across the TV.Someone had shot the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - his father."All of us were crying," recalled King. "We ran...
Sooners Stop Tigers 98-83 in Opener
Missouri coach Joann Rutherford said that she would learn a lot about her team this weekend as it entered conference play.The Tigers had rolled up an 8-2 record, but that was against weak competition.Oklahoma (9-3, 1-0 in the Big Eight Conference) was...
Sports Shorts
Daly, Stadler Endure Mercedes Misfortune</P><P>John Daly made a rocky return, bad memories of an incident earlier in his career resurfaced for Craig Stadler and John Huston took the lead at 11-under-par during a long day of golf Friday...
Steelers Need Three-Peat vs. Browns
Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers are by no means throwing in the Terrible Towel, but those not blinded by unflinching loyalty probably feel a little squeamish about today's game against the hated Cleveland Browns.To advance to the American Football Conference...
Surpassing Montana at 33, the Numbers Keep Piling Up for 49ers' Young
Another National Football League playoff season is upon us.Which means another stellar San Francisco football team. And another round of the usual for Steve Young.The usual questions. The Young-Joe Montana comparisons. Young's unfulfilled quest to reach...
Tennis Hall Will Receive Another Parker
For the third time in its six-year history, the St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame is going to induct a Parker. Ward Parker, perhaps the most prolific champion St. Louis-area tennis has known, will be inducted May 27 along with Dick Johnson and the late Howard...
Widow Feels Forgotten at Holiday Party Time
Dear Ann Landers: I am a senior citizen and a widow. My husband was an active and beloved member of the community. His funeral last year was one of the best attended in our town. I received a great deal of attention and piles of letters of condolence.When...
Will New Satellite Dish Pull the Plug on Cable? Maybe
YOUR CABLE TV picture is going out - again.But this time you won't lose it because of a storm or some inexplicable technical problem.Cable television is going out because satellite television is coming in. By decade's end, satellite should replace cable...
Will New Satellite Dish Pull the Plug on Cable? Maybe Not
ACROSS AMERICA, consumers are getting another chance to be first on their blocks.A new generation of satellite television is being introduced, and it's luring videophiles by the thousands to local retail outlets in search of direct access to dozens of...
Winter Finally Decides to Put in Appearance
The ice and snow that splattered the St. Louis area on Friday left cars scattered in ditches, children screaming through houses, animals scrabbling for food - and MetroLink engineers scratching their heads.Cars skidding on an ice patch on Interstate...
With Chance to Go to No. 1, UCLA Stumbles at Oregon
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),...
Yeltsin Grills Aides on War Grozny Attack May Be out of His Control
Boris Yeltsin all but declared Friday that the Chechen war was out of his control. He grilled his ministers about why Russian air and artillery attacks have continued despite his promises to stop the bombing.At the same time, President Bill Clinton appealed...
Yeltsin Grills Aides on War Grozny Attack May Be out of His Control
Boris Yeltsin all but declared Friday that the Chechen war was out of his control. He grilled his ministers about why Russian air and artillery attacks have continued despite his promises to stop the bombing.At the same time, President Bill Clinton appealed...
Yet Another Potshot at Mothers
It's as if, after the first child is born, a woman exchanges her stretch marks for a bull's-eye. From that point on, no matter what goes wrong, all anyone needs to do is find a mother and blame her. It'll stick.When I was a kid, we used to joke about...