St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 10, 1993

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$1 Million Rec-Plex Goal Reaps Corporate Bonanza
A group in St. Charles County has achieved a goal of collecting $1 million in contributions for the St. Peters Rec-Plex construction fund.With that, more than 20 St. Louis-area corporations are kicking in an additional $4.5 million to help pay for the...
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Abortion Coverage Should Be Part of Health-Care Reform
When President Bill Clinton was working Congress, marshaling the votes he needed for the North American Free Trade Agreement, some saw him as a smart politician playing the horse-trading game and others as a cynical sharpie who would sell his soul to...
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A Chronic Condition Can Cause Sinus Infection
Dear Dr. Donohue: How does sinus infection begin? I have suffered from this for years. I am presently clear, but wonder how it happens to me and not to others.A closer look at sinuses and how they work might be instructive here.If you could view a sinus...
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After 72 Games.Fallen Angels St. Joe's Loses in Shootout
The Streak has ended.The girls basketball team from St. Joseph's Academy lost for the first time since February 1991 on Thursday, and with the loss came the end of the longest basketball winning streak in St. Louis-area history.Shelbyville (Tenn.) Central...
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After 72 Wins in a Row, St. Joseph's Angels Fall
They said they didn't cry.You'd think that after a team turns in a numbing fourth-quarter effort and watches its remarkable winning streak end at 72 games, maybe the players would fall apart. At least behind the closed doors of the locker room.Not the...
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And They're Off!
Sorry to break this to you, but the 1994 election campaign has officially begun. The kickoff came Monday in Springfield, Ill., where nearly 1,000 political hopefuls or their designated stand-ins waited in line to file their petitions for a spot on the...
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An Economist Honored for His Unorthodoxy Douglass North Receives Nobel Prize Today
DOUG NORTH hobnobbing with royalty? Dressed in white tie and tails? It'll happen today in Stockholm, Sweden, when he receives the Nobel Prize for economics. And friends may be left wondering which is the bigger event - the prize or the outfit?At Washington...
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Another Child Is Dead
Though almost everyone suspected that little Cassidy Senter was dead, as long as she had not been found it was possible to hope that somehow she would turn up alive. But Thursday those faint sparks were extinguished when the 10-year-old girl's body...
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An Update on the MTV Singles Scene
I HAVEN'T CHECKED IN with MTV in a while, and I've especially missed catching "MTV Jams." So, in an effort to pay attention to today's singles scene, here are capsule reviews of the songs aired between 9 and 11 Monday morning.Toni Braxton, "Breathe...
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Aspin Is Expecting Russia to Join NATO Program
Russia very probably will join NATO's new partnership with former Warsaw Pact nations and even contribute some ground forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Les Aspin predicted Thursday.Aspin commented at the end of a two-day session of the North Atlantic Treaty...
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Boil Order Wakes Up Washington
A panhandler jiggled the change in the soda cup he thrust toward passers-by downtown Thursday morning and offered some advice:"Please be careful in the liquids you drink today."His warning wasn't news to most in the city, who have been shocked by word...
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Borgia Withstands Troy Rally for 90-81 Win
In Thursday's finale of the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout, the Trojan of Troy, Mo., climbed off the floor and staged an improbable comeback before falling to Borgia 90-81."This game was always in the back of our minds," Borgia coach Dave Neier said. "It was...
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Boston College Sprints by Syracuse in Carrier Dome
Bill Curley scored 21 points and Boston College exploited No. 13 Syracuse's interior defense for a 75-58 upset Thursday in the Big East Conference opener for both teams.It was just the third win for Boston College in the last 19 games against Syracuse...
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Bounced Checks Give Banks Cash Bonanza
Banks are making billions of dollars a year by charging their customers huge fees for bouncing checks, according to a report issued by a leading consumer group Thursday.The Consumer Federation of America said the commercial banking industry generated...
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Briefcase
ST. LOUIS FALCON Plan To Buy Stake In Czech Firm OK'd</P><P>St. Louis-based Falcon Products Inc. announced Thursday that it has preliminary approval from the Czech Republic for Falcon to buy a 67 percent share in a former state-owned...
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Briefs
NATION MICHIGAN Food Strike Saps Kevorkian After fasting for 10 days in jail in Pontiac, Mich., Dr. Jack Kevorkian has lost 10 pounds and is weak and dehydrated, said a doctor who examined him Thursday.</P><P>"I wouldn't call 911...
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Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Don't Quit Northland, Council Urges Famous</P><P>The St. Louis County Council passed a resolution Thursday urging May Department Stores to reconsider its plans to close the Famous-Barr store at Northland Center in Jennings.</P><P>The...
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Cable TV Bill Gives Council Voice in Issue
The St. Charles City Council has passed a bill asserting its right to regulate basic rates for cable television - an ordinance council members acknowledge meets federal guidelines but is too weak to grant regulatory control over cable television."This...
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Choral Society, Methodist Choir Sing Handel's Messiah This Month
George Frederick Handel needed just 35 days to compose the Messiah. More than 200 years later the sacred oratorio remains synonymous with Christmas and Easter in Christian churches around the world.Two St. Charles choirs will perform Handel's Messiah...
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Christmas on the Tube: Old Stuff, New Goodies
DURING December, television executives in Los Angeles start acting like their viewers. They don't watch much TV.Your favorite series may be on vacation, replaced by Christmas shows or other one-shot specials. Networks don't want to waste popular series...
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Clinic Protesters Need Protection
The Indiana judge, with the brio of an abstract artist, and similar results, improvised. "I didn't want to send them to jail," he said of the criminals whose crimes were two misdemeanors, obstructing pedestrian traffic and trespassing during protests...
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Clinton Hits Guns: `We Have to Move'
Violence is "tearing the heart out of our country," President Bill Clinton said Thursday."The American people are tired of hurting and tired of feeling insecure and tired of the violence," Clinton told officials from 35 cities gathered at the White House....
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Clinton to Meet Syrian Christopher Calls It `Natural' That 2 Talk
The campaign for a broad Middle East peace settlement advanced on two levels Thursday with the announcement that President Bill Clinton will meet with Syrian President Hafez Assad and that bilateral negotiations will resume in Washington early next year.Secretary...
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Collectible You: Sinatra Records Rising in Value
"Frankie! Frankie!"Frank Sinatra, who released his first new recording in 10 years this holiday season, is more than a timeless crooner whose music is still played non-stop in hundreds of restaurants. In some corners, Ol' Blue Eyes is considered an investment.While...
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Computer Network for Voters Resisted
Some officials are upset about an attempt by the State Board of Elections to establish a statewide voter registration computer network to help Illinois meet new federal requirements."We're looking at an astronomical amount of money to provide the service...
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Concrete Firm Remains in City, in Dispute with Officials
The dispute between a concrete company and Cottleville officials appears to be escalating even though company officials said earlier the plant would be moving out of town."We've had no indication they are going to move out of town," said Mayor Steve...
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Cool & Unusual
No Dose: It wasn't because Terry Aley had trouble sleeping. It was more a matter of watching late-night TV while finishing graphic design projects that inspired him and a few friends to dream up "Infomania: The Insomniac's Definitive Guide to Television's...
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Corn Farmers Hoping GATT Takes to Ethanol
American corn farmers are hoping for a triple play that could greatly expand their markets."There are three things that are important. One has already happened - the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement," said Pete Wenstrand, president...
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Cougar Boys' Experience Pays Dividends in 4-2 Start
This could be a big year for the Lutheran High-St. Charles boys basketball team.The Cougars, off to a 4-2 start, return a good number of players from last year's 9-18 squad."The experience is a big plus for us," Lutheran coach Gordon Bredow said. "These...
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County May Give Raises to Prosecutor, Executive Council Chief Backs Proposals for `Decent' Salaries
The St. Louis County Council may soon spread some Christmas cheer to County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall and Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch: promises of hefty pay raises if they're re-elected next November.Council Chairman James O'Mara, D-North...
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Court Strips Paramount Defenses Delaware Rule Boosts Qvc's Hostile Offer
The Delaware Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ruling stripping Paramount Communications Inc. of key anti-takeover defenses, dealing a blow to Paramount's plans to merge with Viacom Inc. and giving hostile bidder QVC Network Inc. a better shot at the entertainment...
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Decision on Mizzou Ad on Hold; Tobin Still Coach Front-Runner
With University of Missouri chancellor Charles Kiesler occupied by the Board of Curators and with outgoing athletic director Dan Devine out of town most of the week, chances of Devine's successor being named by today have dwindled.Kiesler, whose meeting...
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Dickens' Classic `a Christmas Carol' Scores Again
EBENEZER Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the three ghosts of Christmas made their debut at the Fox Theatre Wednesday, when the cast of "A Christmas Carol" performed a traditional version of the Charles Dickens classic.The two-act performance, part of the...
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Federal Research Called Outdated
When Joseph W. Duncan, former chief statistician of the Office of Management and Budget, ponders the frustrations of government statistics, he thinks of the Census Bureau cleaning woman who achieved a technological reform that had stumped economists...
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Fedorov Proves Worthy Sub for Yzerman
Steve Yzerman has been Detroit's franchise player and one of the National Hockey League's best for 10 years, but the Red Wings have barely missed him during his absence.Yzerman missed 20 games because of a herniated disc in his neck, an injury suffered...
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Fighting Battles: Book Zeroes in on Art as Illustration
MARK E. NEELY JR. wages a war on several fronts in "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Civil War in Art" (Orion Books, $60).Neely, a history professor at St. Louis University and Pulitzer Prize winner, co-authored this book with Harold Holzer, chief...
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Finns Go Back to `Fun, Loud Sound'
The Finns</P><P>Where: Cicero's, 6510 Delmar Boulevard</P><P>When: 10 p.m. Sunday</P><P>How much: $5</P><P>Appearing with: Flop</P><P>Information: 862-0009 THOUGH they've had two previous...
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Flood Wall Gets with the Season Couple Lights It Up to Celebrate Effort during Long, Wet Summer
Harry and Marilyn Barrett have adorned their monument to river-wise prudence with twinkling Christmas cheer."Why let it be dreary?" Harry Barrett said of their sandbag wall, which stays put three months after the Mississippi River's retreat. "We kidded...
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Following Up on Some Issues Raised Here
By its nature, daily journalism tends to interest readers in a story, then leave them hanging. With that in mind, here are follow-ups on some issues raised in this space:The video of 100 Los Angeles police attacking 400 janitors who were demonstrating...
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Goo-Goo Alert, or Making Money on Political Correctness
THIS IS a goo-goo alert.For those who don't know what a goo-goo is, I'll explain.Among Chicago politicians, an incurable do-gooder or reformer is known as a goo-goo. It is not a term of endearment.I happen to like some goo-goos. There have even been...
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Government without Rules
That the final report of the Iran-Contra special prosecutor should declare that then-President Ronald Reagan and his vice president, George Bush, were involved in the illegal scheme hardly comes as a surprise. Both men's denials notwithstanding, the...
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Guns Prompt Parkway Schools to Consider Tighter Security
After two guns appeared within six days in the Parkway School District, officials there plan to consider tighter security, including the possibility of metal detectors in some schools."Two gun episodes within a week not only bring parents back into the...
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Hawks Win 12th in Row, Tie Record
The Atlanta Hawks tied a franchise record Thursday night with their 12th consecutive victory as Dominique Wilkins scored 23 points and Andrew Lang a season-high 20 in a 105-95 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs.The victory matched the team record set...
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Hunt for Girl Ends in Heartache Cassidy Senter Is Found Dead after 8 Days
The call everyone had feared came in at 10 a.m. Thursday. Detectives ran red lights and stop signs to reach the alley where two teen-agers had found a small body lying under a white blanket.The eight-day search for Cassidy Senter had ended amid discarded...
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Illini Classic Should Be Easy Pickings for Host
The class in this weekend's Illini Classic isn't stellar, so the University of Illinois basketball team should be able to pad its record with two more wins and keep alive its streak of never having lost a game in this private four-team exercise.The Illini...
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Improvement Is Key for Girls as New Coach Seeks First Win
Slowly but surely, the Lutheran High-St. Charles girls basketball team is making progress."We're 0-4 but we could just as easily be 2-2," first-year coach Laura Mueller said. "Right now, I'm learning about this team and at the same time, they're learning...
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Jeff City Wins `Hardge' Way over Kahoks
Collinsville Kahoks center Cory Garcia was left with a large impression of Jefferson City counterpart Monte Hardge. "He's so big," Garcia said. "You can't get around him."Those are comments from a basketball player who is listed at 6 feet 8 and 285...
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Joe Buck Will Call Mu Basketball on TV
Joe Buck's rapid hike has reached another career milestone.Buck will do play-by-play on the University of Missouri's in-state basketball telecasts this season, beginning with the Tigers' game Saturday against Southern Methodist.It's the latest in a series...
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Joseph J. Hogenmiller, 71; Civic Leader in Crystal City
Joseph J. Hogenmiller, a volunteer and community and civic leader in Crystal City and Festus, died Wednesday (Dec. 8, 1993) at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City after suffering from cancer. He was 71.Mr. Hogenmiller, of Crystal City, was active...
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Judge Wisdom Lived Up to Name
He is 88 now, but the twinkle is still in his eyes, whether he is talking about the Shakespearian plays he will see next summer on his expedition to Stratford, his recollections of his political battles for Dwight Eisenhower or his hopes for his protege,...
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Lady Lions Race to School-Best 9-1 Mark
At 9-1, the Lindenwood College women's basketball team is off to the best start in school history.But coach Steve Crotz isn't overly impressed."We're playing some outstanding basketball and I'm really proud of the progress we've made," he said. "But...
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Lindenwood out Strong in Early Meets, Eager to Show More in 1994
The Lindenwood College wrestling team is right on schedule."We're working hard and we're wrestling well," coach Stacy Weiland said. "And I think we'll be even better in the second semester, after we get everybody eligible."The Lions aren't bad now. Tuesday...
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Lutherans to Rein in Gay Union Task Force
Leaders of the nation's largest Lutheran church body will keep closer tabs on a task force that provoked widespread protests for supporting homosexual unions.The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has voted to appoint an 11-member...
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Malpractice Insurers in State Cut Losses by 10 Percent
Insurance companies carrying medical malpractice in the state cut their claim losses 10 percent in 1992, says the Missouri Department of Insurance.The annual report released this week said the malpractice insurance policies "far outperformed other property...
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Marc Copland Trio: Continuing to Grow Musically
PIANIST Marc Copland, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Billy Hart are familiar names to fellow jazz musicians as well as dedicated fans of the music. But to casual jazz fans, these names don't often register at the same level as those of other musicians...
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Mascot Business Isn't Cheesy This Time Around
Kevin Watkins' mascot career began at Show Biz Pizza, where he volunteered to strap on the giant mouse costume and entertain the kids."I was Chuck E. Cheese," Watkins said. "I was already working there. They had a bunch of girls doing it. They were getting...
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Merchants Poll Area on Parking Official: `Problem in North End of Main'
Merchants in the Special Business District in St. Charles are conducting their own survey on parking in the downtown area to determine how bad the situation may be in the future."We know there is a problem in the north end of Main Street," said John...
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Mizzou Interviews Larry Smith, Former Arizona and Usc Coach
Larry Smith, the former Arizona and Southern California coach, arrived in Columbia on Thursday night to be interviewed for the vacant University of Missouri football job.Smith, who has been idle in Tucson since being dismissed from USC after a Freedom...
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Money Gap for Higher Education
The summit in Seattle got top billing; the summit in St. Louis was hardly mentioned. The Seattle forum for the leaders of Asian and Pacific nations was widely anticipated, reported and analyzed. The concurrent St. Louis Pew Collaborative for 450 leaders...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
What's This, A Scene From "Taxi?" NASCAR driver RUSTY WALLACE insists he's not making this up.In New York with his wife, PATTI, for an awards banquet at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, he stopped a cab. When the driver asked his passengers where they were...
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Most Child-Killers Fit Profile of Social Outcasts, Experts Say
Experts say most child-killers fit a general profile: social outcasts who target children because they are vulnerable and small enough to control.John Walsh, founder of a clearinghouse for information on missing children, said the typical child-killer...
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NATO-Russia Link Predicted by Aspin Limited Partnership Plan Will Gain Favor, Aspin Says
Russia very probably will join NATO's new partnership with former Warsaw Pact nations and even contribute some ground forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Les Aspin predicted Thursday.Aspin commented at the end of a two-day session of the North Atlantic Treaty...
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Nba, Ontario at Odds over Gambling
Somewhere soon in a non-smoke-filled room - this being Toronto the Pristine - a most-intriguing meeting will take place.On one side will sit representatives of the Ontario government of Bob Rae, trying to preserve the cash cow that is state-sponsored...
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Nesby's 31 Help Cairo Win in Ot Robertson Nets 24 for Warriors
Tyrone Nesby clearly had more basketball talent than anyone else on The Arena court Thursday afternoon. Still, he fidgeted."I'm always nervous," said Nesby, a senior from Cairo (Ill.) High. "I'm nervous right now."Cairo coach Bill Chumbler laughed and...
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Nesby's 31 in Shootout Helps Cairo Ko St. Charles West
Tyrone Nesby clearly had more basketball talent than anyone else on The Arena court Thursday afternoon. Still, he fidgeted."I'm always nervous," said Nesby, a senior from Cairo (Ill.) High. "I'm nervous right now."Cairo coach Bill Chumbler laughed and...
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Obituaries
Wanita M. Parsons</P><P>Wanita M. Parsons, 76, of O'Fallon, died Thursday (Dec. 9, 1993) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital, St. Peters.</P><P>Mrs. Parsons was a homemaker.</P><P>The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday...
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Offense Shines in South Bright Lights Land on Backs, Receivers
Sure, offensive skill players probably get more attention than they generally deserve in all walks of football life. The grimy linemen and pain-producing defensive hitters often toil in obscurity.But sometimes there is a good reason for the spotlight...
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Officer in Centralia, Ill., Killed Unarmed Man, State Police Say
A man killed after he wounded his estranged wife was unarmed when a probationary police officer shot him, authorities said Thursday.Jerry Glispie, 36, of Centralia, had given his gun to Police Chief Arland Speidel, who was escorting him through the police...
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Officer Killed Unarmed Man, Police Say
A man who wounded his estranged wife on Monday in a parking lot of the Centralia, Ill., police station was unarmed when a police officer shot him to death, authorities said.The man, Jerry Glispie, 36, of Centralia, had been relieved of his pistol by...
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Oh, the Stories We Could Tell
WHAT this country needs is a course on how to make people feel good. When confronted with a story of adversity, no one knows what to say.When you tell someone you have a back problem and cannot feed yourself, the answers will run from, "You're kidding!"...
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Pair's Task Tests Season of Hope
THE CHRISTMAS decorations, with their glowing messages of good will and joy, seemed wildly incongruous as the two detectives drove slowly down the street looking for a child-killer.More precisely, they were looking for information that could lead them...
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Parent: `We All Just Feel Helpless' at Slain Girl's School, Counselors Try to Console Somber Students
The pink ribbons that once were a sign of hope for Cassidy Senter took on new meaning Thursday night."We wore them before as a sign of hope," said a woman who passed out the ribbons at Garrett Elementary School, where Cassidy was a student."Now we'll...
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Patterson Comes Up Big, Rallies Cooper Past Ritter
Sometimes, the hype falls short.A record crowd of 11,270 fans showed up at The Arena for Thursday's 13th annual Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout. They hoped to see some All-American splendor from big men Jahidi White and Andrae Patterson.What they saw was some...
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People
Actress SHIRLEY MacLAINE denies that she's trying to be queen of anything. All she's trying to be, she says, is God's guardian.It's all part of a squabble she's having with former Interior Secretary STEWART UDALL. He has accused MacLaine of trying to...
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Piatkowski Lifts 'Huskers Past Creighton
Eric Piatkowski scored 17 points, leading Nebraska to a 67-53 victory over Creighton on Thursday.Nebraska (4-2) turned the ball over seven times in the first 10 minutes and trailed 28-23 at halftime.But the Cornhuskers rattled off 14 consecutive points...
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Piatkowski Lifts' Huskers Past Creighton
Eric Piatkowski scored 17 points to lead Nebraska to a 67-53 victory over Creighton on Thursday.Nebraska (4-2) turned the ball over seven times in the first 10 minutes and trailed 28-23 at halftime.But the Cornhuskers rattled off 14 consecutive points...
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Police: Every Call Deadly Serious Tension Rules; Any Tip Could Break the Case
Sunday morning, just before 11, and the phone rings in District 7, St. Louis Police.From a tough neighborhood on Page Boulevard just west of Kingshighway, the caller tells the officer he's just seen a little girl ride away in a pickup with a man. Was...
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Prudential to Reimburse 1,800 St. Louis Investors
Some 1,800 investors in the St. Louis area who put money into limited partnerships sold by Prudential Securities will be reimbursed under a $330 million settlement agreement.The state of Missouri, which alleged that Prudential misled investors and misrepresented...
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Racism Column Ruffled Feathers
A RECENT COLUMN that I wrote about the indignities that African-Americans sometimes suffer resulted in a barrage of letters.In the column, I cited various anecdotes from blacks who had been faced with these, including a well-to-do man who was asked by...
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Reaching for Stars: Modano Could Yet Fulfill His Potential
Mike Modano is going places he never has been before . . . such as into the traffic in front of the goal. A career built on hockey's edges has moved to the front.It's a tour that might lead to a place among the National Hockey League's elite goal scorers,...
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Reservists Here May Surrender Choppers to National Guard Battalion Based at Scott AFB Apparently Is about to Be Disbanded
The Pentagon is about to clip the wings of an Army Reserve unit here.The unit is the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation, which makes its home at Scott Air Force Base. The battalion's pilots fly two dozen UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, now the Army's main hauler...
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Ronning's Ot Goal Keeps Bruins in Slide
Cliff Ronning put a 40-foot slap shot over the left shoulder of goalie Jon Casey just 37 seconds into overtime, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in a National Hockey League game Thursday night.The goal, which appeared...
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Shareholder Suits, Bidding War May Bedevil Dreyfus Sale
The ink is barely dry on the proposed $1.85 billion acquisition of Dreyfus Corp. by Mellon Bank Corp. and already there's trouble.Three Dreyfus shareholders have filed lawsuits seeking class-action status in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan...
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Shopping for Safety `Car Book' Rates '94 Models
Car buyers interested in safety should insist on a vehicle with air bags to protect both front-seat occupants, the author of an annual consumer guide says.Jack Gillis, author of "The Car Book," said many drivers mistakenly think that handling and performance...
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Should Canadians Be Invited to Join U.S.? Issue of `Annexation' of Northern Neighbor Has Long History
Yugoslavia has splintered into warring states, while Czechoslovakia has peacefully split in half. The Soviet Union is no more, and India is beset by separatist forces. Such centrifugal pressures are also present much nearer; Canada, our closest neighbor,...
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Single Guy Gives `Reason' for Abuse against Women
Dear Ann Landers: I would like to explain why a woman might cause a man to become physically violent. I am in no way defending such actions, Ann. On the contrary, I am a nice guy who treats women with respect. Recently, however, I had an experience that...
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Siue Selects President Louisiana Provost Replaces Lazerson
Nancy Belck was appointed Thursday as the fifth president of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and the first woman to hold so high a position in the entire SIU system.Belck, 50, will succeed Earl Lazerson. Lazerson, who turns 63 today, is...
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Slu's 5th Win Is Less Than Satisfying
The Billikens won Wednesday night's basketball game by 28 points. They almost reached the 100-point plateau, put five scorers in double figures, hit almost 57 percent of their shots, held Chicago State under 50 percent . . .A happy St. Louis University...
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Spelling Relief Priorities in Flood's Wake Reshuffled, Cost Rises
Flood-relief priorities have been reshuffled again, and cost estimates have gone up to $21 million, says a consultant to St. Charles County.Jerry King, a consultant with Development Strategies Inc., said more people had shown interest in buyouts in the...
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Sports Shorts
Mariners' Johnson Gets $20.25 Million Contract</P><P>Randy Johnson, the major-league strikeout leader for two successive seasons, agreed Thursday to a $20.25 million, four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.</P><P>Johnson,...
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Star Gazing Calling All Trekkers for an Intergallactic Journey
"What mighty contests rise from trivial things."Alexander PopeRE-RUNS. The final frontier.These are the voyages of the starships Enterprise in their apparently endless mission to explore new target audiences, to seek out new Nielsen ratings and high-rolling...
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Stepdaughter Redecorates While Stepmom in Hospital
Dear Abby: I'm at my wit's end. My nerves are all to pieces.Four years ago, after being widowed, I married a minister who is the father of three adult children. All live out of state. The youngest daughter is 48 years old, and she told me right off she...
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St. Joe Lost, but Angels Aren't Losers
There were 18 seconds remaining in a glorious winning streak when Kristin Folkl was called off the court. Folkl sat next to St. Joseph's Academy coach Bob Hayes and put her head down.Reflection time. This - after 72 consecutive victories in basketball...
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St. Louis Open Announces New Site, $250,000 Purse
Lou Fusz has traded his older-model golf tournament for a plush, new model that will be St. Louis' richest men's professional event.Fusz's St. Louis Open grew in purse and stature Thursday with the news that it would become the Tommy Armour Tour/Lou...
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Tagliabue Lobbies for Boston `Megaplex'
If there were any doubts that the future of the New England Patriots was inextricably tied to the "megaplex" project, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue of the National Football League laid them to rest Thursday."I don't think the current stadium (Foxboro)...
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`The Worst Thing in the World' at Girl's School, Parents and Counselors Help Break the Sad News
Pink ribbons still festooned the trees outside Garrett Elementary School on Thursday afternoon.Inside, adults were getting ready to tell more than 400 schoolchildren that the hope expressed in those ribbons was dead. The body of their classmate, Cassidy...
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Toy-Safety Advocates Issue Annual Warning
Before you send your children's wish lists off to the North Pole, make sure they don't include toys that could hurt them.Last year, 143,000 American children went to hospital emergency rooms with toy-related injuries. Most of the injuries were minor....
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Trip of a Lifetime: To Deep Space Nine
IF YOU THINK it's fun to watch "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," consider the remote space station as a travel destination.Wow!Imagine a week spent prowling around this rugged Cardassian leftover. There is no other vacation spot quite like it!You'll stroll...
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Unrated Film Is Graphic Show-and-Tell of Gay Sex
"SEX IS. . ."No MPAA rating: contains graphic sex. Running time: 1:20.FIFTEEN homosexual men, ranging in age from 20 to 73, discuss their sexuality in very explicit terms. Director Marc Huestis intercuts the interviews with sometimes equally explicit...
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Unwed Teen Mothers May Face Home Restriction
Teen-age mothers who are unmarried would have to live with their parents to qualify for public assistance under a draft proposal by the White House to overhaul the nation's welfare system and discourage out-of-wedlock births.The idea is one of several...
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