St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 7, 1993

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49ers Finally Pull Away from Pesky Cincinnati
It was no blowout, just another blown opportunity for the Cincinnati Bengals, whose critical mistake on a fake punt foiled their upset bid against the San Francisco 49ers.The blunder put the 49ers in position to regain command, with help from Ricky Watters....
$6 Million Bond Issue Sought to Begin on Needed Repairs
Officials of the Francis Howell School District say $6 million will not meet all of the district's needs but will have to suffice.Gary Pallardy, a member of the Strategic Planning Committee, says that his committee will ask the Francis Howell School...
Abduction Has Public on Edge Grim Search Goes on for Missing Girl, 10
St. Louis residents worried sick about missing children like Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter are reporting suspicious persons by the dozens. One even turned in Bridgeton Police Chief Warren Runge Jr."Someone who saw me in my car outside a school the other day...
Area Hospitals Plan City Waste Incinerator Industrial Site Chosen for Plant
A littered lot in the shadow of the Vandeventer overpass on Highway 40 is the proposed site for an incinerator that would burn as much as 6 million pounds of medical waste a year.A one-story, 17,000-square-foot building would house the incinerator. It...
Astronauts' Spacewalk Attempts to Correct Hubble's Blurry View
The high-flying Hubble Space Telescope repair crew went to work late Monday on the prime task of the mission, fixing the instrument's blurry view of the universe with a new camera system the size of a baby-grand piano.The mission's third spacewalk began...
Bad Sign: Some Fear Ruling to Bring Rash of Billboards
Signs, signs, everywhere a sign?Some St. Louis residents are worried that a forest of billboards will sprout up because a court ruling has knocked a hole in a city ordinance that banned the big signs.In the last month, the city has issued permits for...
Berlin String Quartet: A Perfect Ensemble
THERE is not yet a musical equivalent of the Olympic Games, and thus opinion varies widely as to which orchestras are the third, fourth and fifth best in the world. There is difference of opinion regarding the top pair, as well, but most sophisticated...
Big 3 Feel Heat, Vow Cleaner Emissions
The Big Three automakers offered Monday to build cleaner-burning vehicles by the turn of the century in an attempt to keep Northeastern states from adopting strict pollution standards already mandated by California.The proposal, if accepted, would free...
Big Red Are `Sick of Losing' Hope Beating Rams Begins Win Streak
On Oct. 25, 1992, the Phoenix Cardinals were unable to score on six consecutive running plays from the 1-yard line, and it cost them a 7-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.On Sunday, Cardinals rookie Ron Moore scored on three of four tries from the 1...
Bills Double Their Road Pleasure the Hard Way
Even though St. Louis University led the entire basketball game, the Billikens still had to deal with the rigors of the road Monday night.The Bills' 78-71 triumph over Creighton doubled SLU's road victory total of last season - from one to two."Against...
Bill to Call for Fee Increase on City Hall Garage Parking Facility Needs $350,000-$500,000 in Repairs, Report Says
The St. Charles City Council will give preliminary approval tonight to a bill that will raise the fees for parking in the City Hall garage. City officials say the increase will help finance improvements to the garage.Council members complained about...
Blocking off Blood Can Cause Bedsores
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can you explain why and how bedsores appear, and why they are so difficult to heal?The immediate cause is any pressure that blocks local blood supply. Skin cells die and ulcers form. Hard, resistant areas of the anatomy fall prey most...
Blues Remember Last Time They Met Blackhawks
In the event you have forgotten what took place in Chicago on Oct. 26, be assured it was not a Tuesday night that will make this year's highlight film for St. Louis.Chicago wasn't the place to be if you were a St. Louis representative with football or...
Bosley Connects North and South
IF ANYONE THINKS that the rift between whites and blacks in St. Louis is healing, I'd recommend following the actions of the city's Board of Aldermen for a sober awakening.During last week's meeting, black and white aldermen argued over how city money...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS ACQUISITIONS Mosby Buys Spanish Medical Publisher</P><P>Mosby-Year Book Inc. of St. Louis says it is strengthening its global publishing business with the acquisition of Doyma Libros SA, a Spanish-language medical publisher.</P><P>Doyma...
Briefs
WORLD VENEZUELA President-elect Silent On Pardon For Plotters</P><P>Venezuelan President-elect Rafael Caldera promised Monday to follow through on a campaign pledge to end an unpopular tax and defended his plan to give himself the...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNGTE's Customer Contact Center has opened at 1000 GTE Drive in Wentzville. The center, which will employ 400 by the end of next year, handles service orders for residential customers and billing inquiries for 11 states.Central Cellular & Paging...
California Dreamin' Hot Hoops Team from Santa Ana Returns to Shootout
Think of high school basketball at its best - the deft shooters and ballhandlers, the monster jammers, the big and noisy crowds.Where is such a paradise?The image comes clearer . . . perhaps an inner-city playground in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia,...
Changes Urged in Flood Forecasts Weather Service Should Upgrade Computer Systems, Scientist Says
A group of weather experts has recommended major changes in the way the National Weather Service handles flood forecasts, a weather service official said here Monday.Among the recommendations is one saying the agency should "aggressively pursue" improvements...
`Chorus Line": Broadway Comes to St. Charles
`A Chorus Line" is a daring choice of repertory for the Goldenrod Showboat, but the excellence of the current production justifies the company's confidence in its ability to bring the best of Broadway to St. Charles.The challenge, of course, is that...
`Chorus Line': Broadway Comes to St. Charles
`A Chorus Line" is a daring choice of repertory for the Goldenrod Showboat, but the excellence of the current production justifies the company's confidence in its ability to bring the best of Broadway to St. Charles.The challenge, of course, is that...
Clear Conscience How to Pick Stocks for Social - and Financial - Rewards
It's much harder to do good than to do well." In the field of socially responsible investing, the old saying seems to be right on the mark.Social investing has long been dogged by fears that do-good investors will do poorly in terms of profit. But those...
Clintons' Christmas Decorations `Funky'
Celebrating her first Christmas at the White House, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled her holiday decorations Monday: a cozy display of crafts, trees and "funky and down-to-earth" ornaments.Standing in the Blue Room beneath an 18 1/2-foot Fraser fir crammed...
Colorado Man Hired as Manager of Rec-Plex
St. Peters has hired a man from Colorado to be the manager of Rec-Plex, the $16.5 million recreation complex that is expected to be completed by May.Jeffrey L. King, 39, was selected from more than 150 applicants for the job. He currently is manager...
Cowboys Slip by Eagles Philadelphia Rally Falls Short 23-17
Emmitt Smith gives the Philadelphia Eagles fits in the fourth quarter.His 57-yard run in the fourth period, reminiscent of a 62-yard backbreaker against the Eagles earlier this year, carried the Dallas Cowboys to a 23-17 victory over the Eagles on Monday...
Cox Regrets Latest Temper Tantrum
Miami Dolphins linebacker Bryan Cox regrets his latest temper tantrum because it embarrassed his wife and daughter.In the closing moments of Sunday's 19-14 loss to the New York Giants, Cox offered a fan $10,000 to fight him and was restrained from attacking...
Does Racketeering Law Apply to Abortion Blockades? High Court Weighs Soundness of Suing Protesters at Clinics
IN JOSEPH SCHEIDLER'S world, there are times when it's his moral duty to break the law. To trespass, if he must, or be a vandal. It's his way of following his conscience - and stopping abortion."People don't like to hear this, but there's a higher law:...
Drug Shows Promise in Blocking HIV
A drug made of a protein segment found in the AIDS virus has blocked the virus from expanding in tests on healthy cells outside the body, according to a study released Monday.Researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas said...
Durbin: NAFTA to Aid Farmers U.S. Businesses Also Will Get Boost in Long Run, Congressman Says
The North American Free Trade Agreement will benefit American businesses and agriculture in the long run, Rep. Richard Durbin, who voted for the pact, told a group of agricultural businessmen Monday in Collinsville."We have the most productive workers...
Endeavour Crew Shifts Focus to Installing Hubble Camera
With guidance and power systems restored on the Hubble Space Telescope, Endeavour's spacewalking repair crew focused on fixing the scope's bad eyesight."We've been up to bat twice, and the crew has hit two home runs," said Joe Rothenberg, the National...
Ex-Priest Gets 18 Years for Molesting Children Victims Counter Tearful Cry for Leniency
A former Roman Catholic priest was sentenced Monday to at least 18 years in prison for child molesting after 22 of his victims spoke of the pain and embarrassment they had quietly endured for three decades.Before the sentence was announced, the former...
Families Are Worried over Women Being Used
Dear Ann Landers: Our bright, attractive, 30-year-old, college-educated daughter has wasted the last six years of her life either going with, trying to get over or getting back together with a bum named "Bud.""Janice" met Bud in a bar. His wife got tired...
Fans Scream, but Blues Need to Stand Pat
Ten years after their Escape from Saskatoon, the Blues are averaging a full house in the old barn on Oakland Avenue.It's swell that the team has so many new fans. But many don't know what they're watching.The fan panic over their team's slump is bizarre,...
Fire Heavily Damages Peabody Plant
A fire burned out of control for hours Monday at a Peabody Coal Co. plant near Marissa, causing extensive damage but no major injuries, authorities said.The Randolph Preparation Plant, which removes impurities from coal before it is sold to power plants,...
First-Game Jitters Sink Junior Lineup Coach Sees outside Game as Key to Team's Success This Season
It was a classic case of first-game jitters."We did some things well, but we also made a number of mistakes," Francis Howell North boys basketball coach Bill Moyer said of his team's 13-point loss to Hazelwood West last week. "We're starting five juniors...
Forbidden Fruit
Unlike Adam and Eve, Williamson County, in Texas, hasn't succumbed to the temptation of the Apple. Three of the five commissioners objected to the computer company's plans to build an $80 million office complex, complete with 1,500 jobs and a projected...
Frank Zappa; Musician with an Ear for Unusual
Gadfly, musician, satirist and philosopher, Frank Zappa was known to millions of fans who couldn't name three of his songs.While he made more than 50 albums, only two were certified gold, and most were densely esoteric fusions of jazz, pop, rock, opera...
Fraud Case Judge Rules for Senator
A judge dismissed felony charges against Sen. Dave Durenberger on Monday, ruling that federal prosecutors had improperly used congressional records to accuse him of falsifying expense accounts.U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom of Nebraska dismissed the...
Funds Proposed to Help Deerfield Trailer Park
St. Charles County officials and their consultants are proposing to use federal flood-relief funds to help pay for expanding and making improvements to Deerfield Village, a mobile-home park, and to help develop a 100-house subdivision nearby.That plan...
Gateway Group Looks into Buying Patriots
The Gateway Football Partnership has contacted an investment banking firm about the possibility of buying the New England Patriots, sources told the Post-Dispatch.The move is the first step in a process that could bring the Patriots to St. Louis."I really...
Going Too Far for Disabled Children
A new student will be coming soon to an Illinois third-grade classroom. He cannot speak; he cannot read; he cannot walk. He can go only a minute or so without drooling. He has no bladder or bowel control. Like an infant, he needs frequent changes. He...
Good Economic News, but . .
The nation's unemployment rate fell spectacularly last month - to 6.4 percent from 6.8 percent, the largest single-month drop in 10 years. The jobless rate is now down to where it stood in January 1991, only shortly after the recession began.Accordingly,...
Grant Money to Fund New Addiction Centers
An $11.3 million federal grant will improve treatment for people in the St. Louis area who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, state officials said Monday.The grant will be used to open centers in St. Louis and St. Louis County that will be open 12 hours...
Hammons Magic: No Place like Home to Lady Bears
There's a magical setting, a special kind of atmosphere, at Southwest Missouri State's Hammons Center when the Lady Bears play that few other basketball facilities in the nation can match.It's something that can't be touched or seen, but it's there....
High Court to Rule on Use-Tax Municipalities' Wish Lists Endangered
City officials in Missouri better start cutting their Christmas lists.Acting the part of the Grinch, the U.S. Supreme Court has imperiled about $35 million in municipal taxes. It agreed on Monday to hear a business group's challenge to the constitutionality...
HOLIDAYS BLEAK FOR THE UNEMPLOYED Series: 100 Neediest Cases
LAST MONTH, the folks in Washington who gauge the economy were rejoicing.The nation's productivity had shot up higher than it had been for six months.Factory orders had climbed for the third time in four months.Fewer people had sought unemployment than...
Home Offices Are Eligible for Deductions
Are you running a business from home? You may not be deducting all the expenses you're entitled to.On the other hand, you may be overdeducting. There's a lot of tax cheating going on among people who are indulging in what are essentially hobbies or diversions,...
Hot Richter Keeps Rangers Rolling
Mike Gartner broke a third-period tie on a short-handed goal with 7 minutes 27 seconds left, and Mike Richter extended his unbeaten streak to 16 games as the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 Sunday night.New York, 16-1-2 in its last 19...
Hubble's Camera Removed 620-Pound Instrument `Floats Out' with Tug
More than 360 miles above Earth, two astronaut-repairmen removed the Hubble Space Telescope's 620-pound main camera late Monday as the first step toward fixing the telescope's blurry view of the universe."It just floats out," said astronaut Story Musgrave...
Immigration: Time to Slow Flow of `Teeming Masses'?
AMERICA OPENS its arms to almost 1 million immigrants a year. Some economists, demographers and politicians think that it is time to stem the flow.Recent polls also show that most Americans, including minorities, think that too many foreigners are allowed...
Impeachable Acts in Iran-Contra Case
The announcement that we are soon to be favored with Judge Lawrence Walsh's voluminous final report on the Iran-Contra matters means that we have just days, weeks at most, to get the basic story straight before it is blurred by more charges and countercharges.Special...
. . . Inner Cities Still Suffer
The quality of life of a community can be measured in many ways. One is the incidence of crime, another is the level of employment, and a third is neighborhood amenities. These might range from clean streets to the presence of major businesses that make...
Job Applicant Asks for Common Courtesy
Dear Abby: I was unexpectedly laid off a few months ago. I had worked for a company for nine years and was devastated when I lost my job. My supervisor assured me that they hated to let me go, but they had to cut back because the economy was in a slump...
Kansas Overcomes Washburn Slowdown
Kansas coach Roy Williams will play by the rules, but that doesn't mean he has to like them.Behind Steve Woodberry's 16 points and four second-half 3-pointers, the No. 7 Jayhawks pulled away for an 82-68 victory Monday night over Washburn, an NCAA Division...
`Kids Taxi' Is Giving Busy Parents a Break
On any given day, the three Visser children may all have to be at different after-school activities at the same time. Candice, 11, and Celina, 13, take part in dance and figure skating. Christopher, 12, enjoys hockey and baseball, and all three attend...
K. Malone' 29 Help Jazz Win against Knicks
Utah's Karl Malone scored 29 points, including key baskets that short-circuited New York rallies in the final three minutes, and the Jazz beat the Knicks 103-96 in a National Basketball Association game Monday night.Jeff Malone added 18 points and John...
Ku's Williams Calls Merger Rumor a Bit Wacky
The WAC-ky Big Southwest, or whatever the freshly proposed conglomerate would be called, sounds like a reach to University of Kansas basketball coach Roy Williams."It would be (intriguing), but I also think there's no truth to the rumor," Williams said...
Lady Knights' Success Plays on Girls Launch New Campaign with Trio of Victories in Rosary Tournament
The girls basketball team from Francis Howell North posted a school-best 21-5 record a year ago. And the Knights have picked up right where they left off.Howell North (3-0) won the Rosary Tournament last week, beating Aquinas-Mercy, Ursuline Academy...
Lifting Holiday Spirits Major Airlines Cut Ticket Fares
Travelers seeking low-cost airline tickets for holiday trips got an unexpected gift Monday when the nation's major carriers cut their fares for flights between Dec. 13 and Jan. 5.Northwest Airlines started the promotion with cuts of 20 percent to 30...
Lions Feast on Their Opponents at Augustana (Ill.) Invitational
Maybe you can go home after all.The Lindenwood College men's basketball team won the Augustana (Ill.) College Invitational over the weekend, beating Teikyo-Marycrest of Iowa 68-61 Friday and tournament host Augustana 85-77 Saturday.Rick Kestner, Lindenwood's...
Long Hunt Has Public on Edge Search in Sixth Day for Missing Girl, 10
St. Louis residents worried sick about missing children like Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter are reporting suspicious persons by the dozens. One even turned in Bridgeton Police Chief Warren Runge Jr."Someone who saw me in my car outside a school the other day...
Man Shoots Wife; Police Kill Him ; Woman Had Just Obtained Permanent Court Order to Protect Her
A man upset over marital problems was shot to death in the Centralia, Ill., police station Monday just moments after he shot and wounded his wife in the parking lot behind the building, police said. The woman had just been to court seeking a protective...
Man Wounds Wife, Is Shot Dead by Police ; Woman Had Obtained Court Order
A man upset over marital problems was shot to death in the Centralia, Ill., police station Monday just moments after he shot and wounded his wife in the parking lot behind the building, police said. The woman had just been to court seeking a protective...
Mellon Bank to Buy Dreyfus Mutual Fund
Wall Street's roaming Dreyfus lion has been tamed by some bankers from Pittsburgh.Mellon Bank Corp. will purchase The Dreyfus Corp. mutual fund company for $1.85 billion under a deal announced Monday that signals the banking industry's most aggressive...
Missouri Loses College Students; Illinois Gains Few
Fewer students hit the college books in Missouri this year, while college enrollment in Illinois barely rose.After seven years of modest but steady gains, enrollment at Missouri's public and private four-year colleges and universities dipped 3.8 percent...
Mizzou's Booker Points the Way to 80-58 Victory
After meandering through its first three games, the University of Missouri basketball team found purpose and direction on Monday night at the Hearnes Center. More to the point, the Tigers finally played with a real point - guard, that is."That's my name,"...
Money Notes
CHRISTMAS DONATIONS Make The Most Of Your Donations By Checking Out Charities</P><P>Just as surely as Christmas follows Thanksgiving, someone will approach you this holiday season seeking donations for charity.</P><P>Think...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
C'mon, it's all right, don't be afraid, it's safe to read on. We're not going to analyze the NFL expansion effort. Promise.By the way, don't be surprised if FRAN MURRAY, frustrated in his efforts to secure a football team, decides to go into the sandbag...
Networks Finding Method to Monitor Themselves
FORGET anti-TV-violence legislation. The industry has its own answer: self-help.Think of it as a 12-step program for a medium with an addict's appetite for the easy thrills of smash-bam-sorry-ma'am, please excuse the bloodstains on the living room carpet.Skeptics...
New Foundation Is Seeking to Hone Management Skills
A new business foundation in St. Charles is asking the Economic Development Commission for city money for a program that will help new business operators improve their management skills.Keith Hazelwood, president of the Business and Education Foundation,...
N. Korean Offer on Nuclear Sites Draws Criticism
President Bill Clinton and U.N. inspectors faulted North Korea's offer to open nuclear sites to limited scrutiny Monday, declaring it inadequate to ensure that the Koreans were not making bombs.Clinton called top advisers to the White House to discuss...
No. 19 Ranking Appears a Little Low for Arizona
It had been a long time in the Lute Olson era since Arizona's basketball team entered a season ranked so low and given so little respect - something off which the Wildcats actually fed.But they can't hide anymore, not after taking apart much-heralded...
No `Borrowing' of Police Files
The district attorney in San Francisco and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith have reached a settlement in a case involving allegations that the ADL improperly gathered information on individuals and groups. The charge was that the league had...
Nov. 22 a Day of Destiny for JFK Sleuth
KERMIT L. HALL popped out of a college class and into the arms of a sobbing young woman, a complete stranger who had an urge to share the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination with a fellow student and the need to cry on someone's shoulder.Kennedy's...
Obituaries
Carson C. Coil Sr.Carson Carlyle Coil Sr., 57, of O'Fallon, died Saturday (Dec. 4, 1993) of cancer at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.He was employed for 39 years as an electronics technician with the Federal Aviation Administration in St. Louis...
One Board Member in, Another out Burlison to Replace Bergen; Ellis Says He'll Be Leaving, Too
No sooner did the members of the Cottleville Board of Aldermen fill a vacant position on the board Thursday than they found out they have another alderman leaving.The board appointed Rex Burlison, a resident and an attorney in O'Fallon, to replace Georgette...
Optimism Overcomes Semiconductor Slump
U.S. stocks closed with modest gains Monday as confidence in the economic recovery outweighed a slump in Intel Corp. and other semiconductor shares.The market's advance flagged in the final half-hour of trading after computer-driven sell orders wiped...
Packers' Sharpe Is Dull in Self-Promotion Skills
Wide receiver Sterling Sharpe is at it again, quietly assaulting the National Football League record books. With 10 catches for 114 yards in Sunday's losing effort against the Chicago Bears, Sharpe leads all NFL receivers with 86 catches (good for 951...
Palestinian Gunmen Kill Two More Jews in Drive-By Shooting
In the second drive-by shooting of Jewish settlers in less than a week, an Israeli man and his teen-age son were killed Monday by Palestinian gunmen near the restive West Bank city of Hebron.With the withdrawal of Israeli troops from parts of the occupied...
People
Getting the Nobel Prize in literature "is partly burdening, but there is also an enormous amount of delight," novelist TONI MORRISON said after arriving in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday from New York for a week of festivities culminating in the presentation...
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: ***** GUILTY PLEASSt. Louis: Sontonio Jones, 20, of St....
Politically Correct? Barkley Sets Sights on Job as Alabama's Governor
Charles Barkley can switch back and forth from man to child, from serious to playful, as quickly and efficiently as anyone.One moment, he's muscling inside to score against a helpless opponent, then a split second later he's winking, pointing and smiling...
Politicians Brave Cold for Chance at Hot Spot on '94 Ballot
Nearly 1,000 politicians or their stand-ins braved the Monday morning cold in Springfield to start their 1994 political campaigns and ensure their place in lotteries to be held later for a top spot on the ballot.Among those waiting when the doors opened...
Program Is Failing Addicts Many Spend Benefits on Drugs, Agency Says
More than 72,000 people collect an average of $405 a month in federal disability payments because they are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But of these, only a third are getting treatment they need to kick their habit, Social Security reports.Some end...
Put It on the P.A
More than 500 students at Francis Howell North High School were honored at assemblies recently for raising their grade-point averages by 0.5 of a point, for being on the honor roll, for perfect attendance or for being chosen student of the week. Those...
Razorbacks Hog Top Spot in AP Poll after Wildcats Fall
Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson is taking his first No. 1 ranking in stride."It's still early in the year and early in the season, and as I told our kids, being ranked No. 1 is just another part of growing up and being a good team," Richardson said."The...
Remembering Victims of Drunken Drivers Loved Ones Honored on Anniversary of Student's Death in Sister's Memory
Surrounding a tiny tree and clutching candles in the cold December wind, nearly 60 people gathered on the football field of Fort Zumwalt South High School on Saturday night in remembrance of loved ones lost to drunken drivers.The candlelight service,...
Reports: Girl Alive as Police, Suspect Met
The man suspected of kidnapping and murdering Polly Klaas is said to have told authorities after his arrest last week that when police stopped him the night of Polly's abduction, she was still alive and hidden nearby.Authorities found the body of 12-year-old...
Rockets Resume Their Winning Ways
Vernon Maxwell hit a 3-pointer with 31.9 seconds left and Hakeem Olajuwon was a force in the closing minutes Sunday night, rallying the Houston Rockets to a 99-98 National Basketball Association victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.The Rockets improved...
Safety Fliers Sent Home with Pupils
Students in the Francis Howell School District have been given safety bulletins to take home to their parents because of the recent murder of one girl in the area and the disappearance of another."We know no one can be as effective (in instilling safety...
Science Finds Crucial Marker in Mapping of Human Genome
The national Human Genome Project came of age last week with the announcement that researchers had found the gene that triggers a form of colon cancer, the project's director said.The director, Dr. Francis Collins, said Monday that a test to identify...
Shells Hit Sarajevo, Kill 4 at Food Market
Serbian forces shelled the Bosnian capital for five hours Monday, taking aim at shoppers bartering for food and mourners burying their dead. Five people were killed and at least 27 wounded.The shelling was the heaviest in more than a week and came the...
Siu Recalls Fire That Killed 5
The deaths of five Southern Illinois University students in an arson fire last year have been made more painful by the failure to capture those responsible, friends and family members said at a memorial service Monday.The Dec. 6, 1992, fire at The Pyramids...
Some Upset with New Tci Movie Channel
TCI Cablevision in St. Charles County is adding another movie channel to its lineup. To make way for the new channel, the cable company is dropping C-SPAN, the round-the-clock channel that specializes in live broadcasts of government in action in Washington.The...
Soviet-Era Spymaster Convicted Ex-Communist Used Seduction, Blackmail
Markus Wolf, the East German spymaster whose used seduction and blackmail to pry secrets from West Germans, was convicted Monday of treason and bribery by a German court.Wolf, 70, was sentenced to six years in prison but remained free on bond pending...
Sports Shorts
Galarraga, Rockies Agree To 4 Years, $12 Million</P><P>National League batting champion Andres Galarraga and the Colorado Rockies agreed Monday on a $12 million, four-year contract that can increase to $16.4 million with performance bonuses.</P><P>Galarraga,...
Spotlight
Sharing common interests seems natural for Joyce and Amanda Heinsz, who have been so busy in school activities for four years that their teachers and other students may think they're seeing double. That's natural, too, because the girls are twins.Among...
Stalking the Mall in Search of a Toy
Day 3 of my search for Mighty Morphin Power Ranger toys, and I grow weary. Sneering clerks in three stores behave as though I've asked for gold bullion when I inquire whether they have these items in stock.Driving home, I wonder who to blame: retailers,...
Steam Firm Here Changes Owners
The parent company of St. Louis Thermal Energy Corp. has been purchased by a larger energy company based in White Plains, N.Y. St. Louis Thermal operates the 22-mile steam loop that serves many downtown buildings.St. Louis Thermal, along with steam systems...
Stocks Go Separate Ways in S&l Deal Farm & Home Soars as Roosevelt Slips
Shares of Farm & Home Financial Group soared 24 percent Monday as investors rushed to make a buck from the wedding of the two biggest savings and loans in Missouri.Roosevelt Financial Group, already the state's biggest S&L, will nearly double its size...