St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 19, 1993

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3 Blues Rise in Russian Revolution
Blues assistant coach Ted Sator was delighted by what he saw."The value of the ruble has just gone up," he said Friday night after the Blues rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3.The much-criticized trio of Russian Blues helped the Blues earn arguably...
49ers' Rice Plays at a High Level Few Have Seen
The air is thin where Jerry Lee Rice travels.Few could survive there; most would suffocate.Too much exertion.Too fast a pace.Too much running at full throttle on every down of every game of every season."There are some great receivers out there, but...
Acquittal in Phoenix Reporter's Murder
A man once sentenced to death for the car-bombing murder of a reporter was found innocent in a retrial, but he was sent back to jail - this time accused of trying to kill the key prosecution witness.On Friday, a jury acquitted James Robison of murder...
Actors Weave Relevant Tales
Janet Kiefer, Glynis Brooks and Blake Travis are longtime St. Louis story-tellers and actors, and though they have worked in various theatrical groups and forms, they are at their best when they tell stories, based on their own lives or taken from fiction,...
After 7 Years of Tough Talk Gatt's a Fact
Perhaps the world's biggest reaction to last week's new global trade agreement was a giant sigh of relief.Seven years of contentious negotiations were over. The talks didn't break down and throw the world into a downward spiral of retaliatory trade actions.While...
A Guided Walking Tour of Anderson, Mo
YOU KNOW HOW MOST big cities have travel guides? It's a safe bet that St. Louis has one, and no telling how many exist for New York City - probably on a par with survival manuals for that city.No such instructions exist for my town, so maybe this is...
Alm, Hurley a Tragic End to Sports Year
Two days running, I pulled out of the school parking lot after dropping off my son and punched the radio button from rock 'n' roll to news just in time to hear a sports report bereft of mention of scores or wild cards.Bobby Hurley was in serious condition...
A Long Chronology of Combat
A HISTORY OF WARFARE By John Keegan 392 pages, Knopf, $27.50</P><P>A HISTORIAN who bites off the entire history of warfare, as Britain's John Keegan has done, faces a lot of chewing, especially in a mere 392 pages. The resulting book,...
Ambush Ko'd after Fighting Back
After a slugfest of a third quarter, the Ambush found itself punched out for the final 15 minutes of Saturday night's game with the Cleveland Crunch at The Arena.The Crunch, though, had a few haymakers left and pounded out a 19-16 National Professional...
Ambush Players Get Their Kicks Just from Game
The most spirited skirmishes often occur in practice, when the Ambush splits into two teams, divided by old boundaries, separated by the familiar seams of neighborhood pride."Our best games are North-South," said goalie Bill Cowie, a Vianney High grad....
Americans Want Tougher Action on Crime
THE AMERICAN PUBLIC is thoroughly frustrated with what is seen as a largely ineffectual criminal justice system, and large segments of the populace are demanding far more stringent measures to deal with what they perceive to be an ever-expanding climate...
Angry Jury Hits Domino's Pizza Chain for $79 Million Delivery Deadline Cited in Car Crash
No matter how it's sliced, the case of the $79 million pepperoni pizza could give Domino's big indigestion.The story started four years ago with an effort to avoid a $3 loss for a late pizza delivery.It ended Friday when a jury awarded nearly $79 million...
A Priceless Gift Chosen with Care
AS THE FAMILY hurtled past Halloween, past Thanksgiving and into the homestretch to Christmas, the man noticed that all around him toy catalogs, toy advertising flyers, toy circulars were adding to the household landfill. And he noticed, too, that of...
Attorney General Janet Reno to Speak at `Crime Summit' Here
Attorney General Janet Reno will be the main speaker at a "crime summit" here on March 5.U.S. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, said he was calling the meeting because of the growing incidence of violent crimes around the country, despite...
A Victory for Gay Rights
Homosexuals cannot be denied the same constitutional rights enjoyed by other Americans. So ruled a judge in Colorado's State District Court in overturning Colorado's Amendment 2, which would have repealed ordinances to ban discrimination against gays...
Bartow's 600th Win Was Just Another Milkshake
On a hot Sunday afternoon in August, University of Alabama-Birmingham basketball coach Gene Bartow walked off a golf course in Springfield, Mo., and said to long-time friend Billy Key, "let's get a milkshake."Key is now retired and living in Rolla,...
Battle Looms over Proposal for Atv Trail Plan Calls for 308-Mile System through Mark Twain Forest
Alice Bryant thought she and her husband, Joe, had their own little piece of heaven - 280 acres of woods and pastures bordered on three sides by the Mark Twain National Forest in southeastern Missouri.The farm has been in her family since 1845, when...
Be an Angel
MOM, THERE ARE ANGELS everywhere!"Sounds like the delighted cry of a starry-eyed preschooler at her first church Christmas pageant. In reality, it was the excited outburst of a door-slamming teen-ager who had just returned from her first day of holiday...
Bear Facts: Cuddly Creatures to Delight the Young at Heart
NEVER MIND the folderol. We give you here the bear facts.Take time to visit the museum in the Carousel Building at Faust Park, where, in addition to the marvelous carousel, the young at heart can delight in an exhibit called "Bear Facts in the History...
Bernard H. Tureen, 84; Owned Drugstores, Hotels, Restaurants
Bernard H. Tureen, a longtime businessman and philanthropist, died Friday (Dec. 17, 1993) of cancer at his home in Ballwin. He was 84.After graduating from Washington University in 1930, Mr. Tureen started a chain of seven discount drugstores that reached...
Big Chill in Moscow in U.S., Policymakers Scramble after Election
BILL CLINTON'S European tour next month, the first of his presidency, was supposed to be both a celebration of democracy and proof that on the toughest issue, the fate of post-communist Russia, his foreign policy was deft and sure.In Brussels, at the...
Big Eruption Is Likely to Wreak Havoc
U.S. and European scientists have recently warned that mammoth volcanic eruptions have been occurring somewhere in the world on an average of once every 100 years, and when the next one strikes it is likely to cause enormous disruptions to modern life.For...
Big Eruption Likely to Wreak Havoc
U.S. and European scientists are warning that mammoth volcanic eruptions have been occurring somewhere in the world on an average of once every 100 years, and when the next one likely will cause enormous disruptions to modern life.For example, were the...
Bills Beat Racers to the Finish Line Slu Squanders 20-Point Lead, Holds off Murray St. Rally 92-89
Racer Arena doesn't look anything like the old barn St. Louis University's basketball team calls home. Quaint and cozy.But the Billikens felt plenty comfortable most of the way Saturday afternoon in gaining a 92-89 victory over Murray State's Racers...
Blacks, Men in College Longer
The length of time students need to earn an undergraduate degree varies by race and sex, a study by the Illinois Board of Higher Education shows.Overall, almost half of graduates needed at least five years to earn their degrees. Among blacks, however,...
Blues Fire Up, Douse Flames 4-3
Blues general manager Ron Caron had hoped to convene a team summit here Thursday to discuss the inhumane treatment goaltender Curtis Joseph has endured.That meeting was postponed until today after treacherous weather stranded the team 3 1/2 hours up...
Briefs
NATION SEAT BELTS 66 Pct. Of Americans Use Safety Devices</P><P>A record number of Americans strapped on seat belts this year, a trend advocates attribute to tougher restraint laws in some states, the Department of Transportation said...
Broncos Bear Weather Well, Grind out 13-3 Win in Chicago
Freezing rain. Temperature in the upper 30s. The usual Windy City wind."Mud and wet and cold," Denver Broncos defensive end Shane Dronett said. "You couldn't ask for worse conditions if you went to walk your dog."Or went to watch a football game. There...
Bullets' `Rook' Cheaney Makes Good Impression with Team
Calbert Cheaney is a new kid on a bad block.But each night the Washington Bullets rookie is becoming wiser to the bullies and their ways. Being a rookie, he has discovered, is not unlike walking a dark alley alone: Established players act like thugs...
Bull Wearing Down? Switch to Foreign One
American investors worried that Wall Street's bull run could slow to a crawl next year can take comfort from predictions of a sprint ahead for foreign stocks."Many overseas markets are where our market was two years ago - poised to move strongly higher...
Capitalist Hoopla Accompanies the Modern Marketing of Mao
HIS FACE is on pink yo-yos. He gazes from diamond-studded watches. Mao Tse-tung's image has been affixed to all kinds of products in a rush to cash in on the centennial of his birth.Spin the yo-yos, and they play the Communist standard "The East Is Red."...
Caps, Discs and Pcs Lighting Up Sales
This Christmas, sports caps are making a fast break out of stores, laser disc sales are spinning and personal computers are surging into homes.Their popularity is a dream for the merchants who sell them. It makes holiday peddling as easy as hawking thongs...
Changes Sought in Navy's Honor System
A Naval Academy advisory committee is recommending sweeping changes in the midshipmen's 42-year-old honor code following the largest cheating scandal in academy history.The Board of Visitors, made up of presidential and congressional appointees, recommended...
Charities Here Find Fund Drives Lagging Behind Last Year's Pace
Charitable agencies are clanging the bell louder this holiday season but fewer donors are hearing it.The agencies say the massive flood relief has taken the edge off Christmas giving.The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights drive is flickering behind last...
Christmas Music for Varied Sensibilities
`AT CHRISTMAS play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year," wrote the 16th-century poet Thomas Tusser.He was right about the calendar, and it's a good thing. If Christmas came more often, there would never be an end to the flood of...
Christmas with Dear Aunt Liz
My Aunt Elizabeth looked so harmless. She was a tiny lady, not even 5 feet tall.She was so fragile and wrinkled, she seemed made out of papier mache. She was even colored like a papier-mache figure: Her crinkly hair was dyed bright red. Her rouge was...
Clinton Seeks Egyptian Leader's Aid
President Bill Clinton has asked Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for help in tracking down a prominent Libyan opposition leader who disappeared in Cairo about a week ago, administration officials said Saturday.Clinton made the personal appeal in a letter...
`Co-Housing' Community Seeks to Avoid Urban Ills
The 1960s and the 1990s meet and gently mix at the Winslow Co-housing Group.Inside Unit 18, Ann Chadwick dispenses advice on a cordless phone while she prepares pasta and entertains a series of unexpected visitors.Chadwick and her 75 neighbors live in...
College Degrees: 5 Years Is Now the Average Don't Expect to Graduate in 4 Years, Some Schools Warn
The traditional four-year college degree is turning into a five- or six-year proposition - and sometimes longer.The average is now more than five years, says Vincent Tinto, author of the book "Leaving College" and an education professor at Syracuse University.The...
Court Rules Mall Owner Not Responsible in Rape Case
The owner of a San Diego shopping mall where a sales clerk was raped had no duty to protect tenants and customers with security guards, the California Supreme Court has ruled.The decision seems to signal a new unwillingness by the court to force safety...
Cowboys Rip Jets, Clinch Playoff Spot
Some teams win with muscle.The Dallas Cowboys do it with speed and skill, which is why they seem back on track to defend their National Football League championship.The Cowboys qualified for at least a wild-card playoff berth Saturday by beating the...
December Dining without the January Jolt Simple Guidelines Can Help at the Holiday Table
When visions of sugar plums are dancing in your head, the last thing you probably want to think about is eating nutritiously.During the holidays, only a Scrooge would want to substitute a celery stick for a gingerbread man. Right?And diet - that's something...
Distracted Mu Faces a Test vs. Coppin St
With all the hullabaloo over a new University of Missouri athletic director and football coach appointed this week . . .With the usual feverish anticipation of the MU basketball team's annual Braggin' Rights game against Illinois on Wednesday in St....
Duty versus Doubt: Death Row Dilemma
EXECUTION EVE By William J. Buchanan 238 pages, New Horizon, $22.95</P><P>IN 1941, Kentucky golf professional Marion Miley and her mother were murdered at the Lexington Country Club. At the time, the 29-year-old Miley was the No. 2...
Edward Bakewell Jr.; Real Estate Developer
Edward L. "Ted" Bakewell Jr., a prominent name in real estate development here for more than four decades, died Saturday (Dec. 18, 1993) at his home of cancer. He was 77 and lived in Creve Coeur.He was board chairman and chief executive of Bakewell...
Egypt's Aid Sought in Search for Missing Libyan
President Bill Clinton has asked Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak for help in tracking down a prominent Libyan opposition leader who disappeared in Cairo about a week ago, administration officials said Saturday.Clinton made the personal appeal in a letter...
Elected Officials in Brazil Flout Law - Legally Culture, Custom Allow Leeway
On a quiet Friday afternoon, the governor of Paraiba state burst into a fashionable restaurant, pulled a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson from his belt and shot his chief political rival in the face.The rival, Tarcisio Burity, had accused the governor's son...
EMPTY HANDS, EMPTY HEARTS Series: 100 Neediest Cases
I HAD some wonderful Christmases as a boy - the one when I got a blue Iver Johnson bicycle with shiny, yellow, metal wheel rims, made to look like wood; and the Christmases when I got snowshoes and ski poles and an advanced Erector set. But I can still...
Ever Wonder Why Santa Is a Guy?
THE HOLIDAY SEASON is the best time of the year to notice the differences between the sexes.I thought about this when our cat began drinking the water from the Christmas tree stand.Before I continue, you should know something about the cat. She is of...
Excited Rookie Winfield Ready for Mizzou-Illini Border War
It won't take Missouri's Julian Winfield long on Wednesday night to know he's in the middle of a border war.He'll know as soon as the Tigers step on The Arena floor for the Busch Braggin' Rights basketball game with Illinois and the building erupts....
Ex-Guerrillas Play War with `Paintball' Hills of Lebanon Are Scene of Mock Battles
Former militiamen are digging their camouflage fatigues out of the closet, and bullets are whizzing again in the hills overlooking Beirut.But Lebanon's civil war has not resumed. This time around, the Lebanese are only playing at war, using phony guns...
Familiar Turf: Hometown Is a Natural Film Locale
GEORGE HICKENLOOPER has many dreams but no illusions; none, at least, about the place where he works to make his dreams come true."Hollywood is brutal, brutal," he said. "Cutthroat. The epitome of social Darwinism. It's like you're a little mouse and...
Families Greet Soldiers Home from Somalia Returning Sergeant: `Best Christmas Gift I Could Receive'
Soldiers returning from Somalia arrived to a hero's welcome Saturday at Fort Drum. They were thankful to be home in time for Christmas.Hundreds of relatives and friends packed a gym at this northern New York post during a ceremony to greet nearly 450...
Farming Links Israel and Egypt Bananas Help Make Relationship Palatable
More often associated with monkeys than diplomacy, the banana would seem an unlikely ambassador of good will.But the ties between Israel and Egypt, established 14 years ago, owe much to the fruit that now grows on thousands of acres of sandy soil along...
For Flood Victims, Subdued Holidays `Home for Christmas' Still Not Home
Nichole Witte, 13, and her brother, Matt, 8, used to race downstairs in their West Alton farm house to see their 8-foot pine trimmed with homemade ornaments and surrounded by presents.That was Christmas past, before the Flood of '93.This year, they'll...
For Son's Next Party, Just Rent Restrooms
IF YOU don't have enough drama in your life, you need to chaperone a party for a group of seventh-graders. ("Chaperone" comes from the French words "chape," meaning "person," and "rone," meaning "who is aging very rapidly.")We recently had a party for...
Freshman Helps Kansas Win 89-79
Sixth-ranked Kansas used a 19-5 run sparked by freshman Jacque Vaughn and Steve Woodberry to build a 16-point lead as the Jayhawks beat Georgia 89-79 Saturday.The victory was the fifth in a row for the Jayhawks (9-1). They withstood a late Bulldogs rally...
Fund Drives Here Lag Behind 1992's Pace
Charitable agencies are clanging the bell louder this holiday season but fewer donors are hearing it.The agencies say the massive flood relief has taken the edge off Christmas giving.Tree of Lights: The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights drive is flickering...
GATT Views: Experts, Businesses Applaud Pact
Frank Jacobs, like many local business people, supports the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.But Jacobs laughed when he said: "I want to see the fine print first.""Any agreement that lowers barriers to trade is good for us," said Jacobs, president...
Georgian `Horsemen' a Powerful Force Gang Leader's Clout Rivals Shevardnadze's
Some of them wear camouflage uniforms, but most are in mufti - leather jackets and heavy Russian army surplus coats, bandanas, or ski masks. They are armed with Kalashnikovs and submachine guns or - in one case - a meat cleaver. They travel in buses...
Getting the Facts on Endometriosis
Dear Dr. Donohue: My gynecologist suspects that endometriosis is at least part of the reason I've been unable to get pregnant. This is the first doctor to mention endometriosis as a possibility. I am scheduled to have a laparoscope exam. What will the...
Glossy Books Say Volumes about Style
IT'S EASY TO give or get style this holiday season. Here's a selection of some new useful and entertaining books."The Costume Timeline," by Claudia Muller (Thames and Hudson, $16.95). This tall, slim, oversized volume presents 5,000 years of dressing...
Grant Leads Way as Bulls Roll on after Altercation
Horace Grant had 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls won for the ninth time in 10 games by wearing down San Antonio 102-90 in a National Basketball Association game Saturday night.Toni Kukoc scored nine consecutive Chicago points in the fourth...
Grant Leads Way as Charging Bulls Roll over Spurs
Horace Grant had 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls won for the ninth time in 10 games by wearing down San Antonio 102-90 in a National Basketball Association game Saturday night.Toni Kukoc scored nine consecutive Chicago points in the fourth...
Head of Tax Service Accused of Theft
The president of a nationwide tax-preparation service faces charges that he used computers to cheat the Internal Revenue Service out of more than $1 million.The defendant, Richard M. Hersch, 56, of Ardmore, Pa., was accused in an indictment Thursday...
Heartfelt: San Francisco Misses Montana
From the look of the San Francisco 49ers' headquarters, it would be hard to tell that Joe Montana doesn't play here any more.A huge glass case at the main entrance houses the team's four Super Bowl trophies, all won with Montana as the club's starting...
Heav'n and Nature Sing a Look Back at Caroling in St. Louis
"Here we come a-caroling, among the leaves so green....."The sound of your neighbors singing outside your window on a crisp December night pops the cork on Christmas joy.Call them in from the cold for a hot chocolate or cup of hot spiced wine. Break...
Heels Pass Test with Buckeyes in a Struggle
His teammates sent out a distress call, and Donald Williams came to the rescue one more time for No. 2 North Carolina.Williams delivered the Tar Heels from the post-exam doldrums Saturday, scoring 16 of his 26 points in the final seven minutes for an...
Holiday Air Adds Glow to Opera Theatre Christmas Party
THE HALLMARKS of the holidays - joy, kindnesses received, kindnesses to give, a surprised face brightening with unexpected pleasure - were evident in abundance at the Opera Theatre Guild's Christmas party.At 6:30 p.m. sharp on Sunday, Dec. 12, an intimate...
Hope You're Satisfied Restaurateurs Say They Aim to Please Completely
Rain or shine, Max waits outside to greet diners as they arrive at Max's Bar and Grill at the Radisson Hotel-Clayton. And no matter what the weather, the 6-foot-5-inch Max wears a puffy white baker's hat and a wide, welcoming smile.Max is, in fact, a...
In Brazil, Elected Officials Can Flout Law - Legally Culture and Custom Let Some Almost Get Away with Murder
On a quiet Friday afternoon, the governor of Paraiba state burst into a fashionable restaurant, pulled a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson from his belt and shot his chief political rival in the face.The rival, Tarcisio Burity, had accused the governor's son...
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Means Christmas for Bethlehem This Year
The birthplace of the Prince of Peace is commemorating the arrival of Baby Jesus with a spirit of hope that hasn't been felt in Bethlehem in years.For the first time since the start of the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in 1987, Bethlehem...
`It Was Such an Odd Sound' Victim Describes Oklahoma Gunman's Attack on Wal-Mart Customers
J.W. and Kathryn Sridham intended to stop briefly for a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, but a visit to Wal-Mart became anything but routine.The couple from Valliant, Okla., found themselves trapped Friday in David M. Flinn's hail of gunfire that killed two...
Jack Pardee: `All of Us Need to Treasure Life'
At age 27, Jack Pardee learned he was dying of cancer."I was told I might have two weeks to live," Pardee said. "My first thought was, `How am I going to live those two weeks?' "That was 30 years ago. He went on to enjoy a 15-year playing career in the...
Joyful Families Greet Returning Army Unit Soldiers Took Part in Oct. 3 Somalia Fighting
Soldiers returning from Somalia arrived at Fort Drum Saturday to a hero's welcome. They were thankful to be home in time for Christmas.Hundreds of relatives and friends packed a gym at this northern New York post during a ceremony to greet nearly 450...
Justices Decline to Hear Plea for Caesarean Mother Wants to Leave Fetus, Imperiled near Term, to God
The Supreme Court declined on Saturday to order a hearing in the case of a pregnant woman who doctors say needs a Caesarean section to save her fetus.The 22-year-old woman, a Pentecostal Christian, says she is leaving it up to God to deliver a healthy...
Kidnap Try Doesn't Fit Neighbors' View of Suspect Texans Skeptical Police Have the Right Man
Gary Stufflebean's neighbors stood in disbelief on a rainy Friday night. One after another they said the man that St. Louis police have charged couldn't possibly be the same man they knew as a friendly, hard-working neighbor.St. Louis County prosecutors...
King Shows Jr. Bills Why It Wears a Crown
The King High Jaguars of Chicago haven't lost their punch, and the St. Louis University High Junior Billikens didn't lose their dignity.King, an Illinois Class AA basketball power, showed speed and quickness Saturday as it posted a 66-39 victory over...
Laettner Begins to Bloom
On the day the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Timberwolves both returned from the road, the cab driver was discussing the state of Minnesota's winter sports franchises."I can't get Channel 4 on my TV, so I didn't even see the Lions game," he said."Your...
Lawyers' TV Ads Face Limits Texas Bar Votes on Curbing Flamboyant Commercials
In his most talked-about TV ad, Brian Loncar is sitting at what appears to be his office desk."If you've been injured in a car accident, do what hundreds of people have already done: Bring your troubles to me," Loncar declares. An 800 number flashes...
Lindros Helps Flyers Tie Blackhawks
Eric Lindros set up one goal and Yves Racine scored another as the Philadelphia Flyers tied the Chicago Blackhawks 2-2 Saturday.Philadelphia is 3-0-5 in its last eight games against Chicago and is 1-4-1 in its last six games overall. The Flyers have...
Location Tops Readers' Wish List
WRAPPING UP my 1993 efforts on readers' behalf, today I'm stringing together a holiday wish list - to Santa and/or the New Year's Babe - made up of repeated suggestions from those who regularly buy and read the Post-Dispatch.What follows are some of...
Luck of the Draw Next for Cup Teams
At the last World Cup draw in Rome in 1990, host Italy couldn't have asked for more.With actress Sophia Loren pulling names from a crystal bowl, the United States was the first team to be drawn into Italy's group. Then came two other relatively weak...
Make Casino Gambling a Safe Bet
Many St. Louis officials say riverboat gambling offers the city one of the most important economic development opportunities in its history. That's quite a boast, but all indicators suggest that these officials may not be off the mark.If the action follows...
Management by Computer Modern Office Culture Presents Scary Possibilities
THE VIRTUAL BOSS A novel by Floyd Kemske 237 pages, Catbird Press, $19.95</P><P>IF YOU COULD DESIGN your own boss, would you be happier? Or even given the chance, could you give him or her the qualities that would bring out the best...
Man, Wife Shot in St. Charles Couple Attacked in Car
Police say a woman in St. Charles saved her life and her husband's life by screaming and honking the horn on the couple's car shortly after they were attacked and shot by two gunmen."She did everything right," said St. Charles Police Chief David A. King....
Mao's Legacy Is Mixed for Chinese `Great Helmsman' Unified Nation, Then Nearly Tore It Apart
A PHYSICIST who spent 20 years exiled on a farm because of Mao Tse-tung's policies grew livid when asked how Chinese should commemorate the 100th anniversary of the late leader's birth."China shouldn't commemorate Mao!" sputtered Xu Liangying, 73. "No...
Maple Leafs Defeat Skidding Kings 4-1
Dave Andreychuk scored twice and set up Bill Berg's goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Saturday.The loss was the Kings' 10th in a row on the road.Andreychuk's first goal was the 400th of his National Hockey League career....
Medical Pacs and Health-Care Reforms
Both major political parties are busy planning town hall meetings across the country, supposedly to hear what average voters want them to do in the way of health-care reforms. But the real shaper of the debate, and perhaps its outcome, is likely to be...
Missouri Hills Reap Harvest of Asia's Highly Prized Ginseng
There might not be gold in Missouri's hills, but there's something almost as valuable.Ginseng.Treasured in Asian culture as a medicine - purportedly benefiting everything from arthritis pain to sex drive - the herb grows along shaded, moist hillsides...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Still shopping for Christmas gifts? Are you sure little Tommy really wants an "Itchy The Lab Monkey" action figure? Is Uncle Fred really enamored with a portable cheese shovel?You will be hard-pressed to find more welcome gifts than beautiful commemorative...
MU'S WORKING-CLASS HERO SMITH BRINGS DISCIPLINE, TOUGHNESS TO TIGERS Series: FIRST OF TWO PARTS
His youth was fresh off a Norman Rockwell canvas, replete with small-town imagery: of paper routes and leather football helmets and ice cream sundaes in the middle of the night; of facing bullies, adoring a teacher and lying about his age to play ball.Larry...
Myrna Loy from Vamp to Perfect Wife, She Had Appeal
MYRNA LOY'S appeal was too much for just one career, and so she had several.Each one dawned as her colleagues and her public became aware of some newly discovered element of her personality.The actress, who died Tuesday in New York at the age of 88,...
Mystery Taunts Townsfolk Couple Disappeared Three Months Ago
Each night before Neoma Johnson goes to sleep, she recites the rosary, meditating not only on the religious mysteries but also on what might have happened to her neighbors who vanished nearly three months ago."I've read detective stories all my life,...
Nba's Most Wanted: The New Laimbeer
Call it the theory of dramatic relativity: For every hero, there needs to be a villain. Good needs evil. Bond needs Goldfinger. Luke needs Darth. It's a concept with a rich history in culture, from movies to plays to pro wrestling to perhaps the most...
Neighbors of Man Held in Attempted Abduction Decry Charge
As children shot baskets and rode bikes nearby, a middle-aged man in a denim jacket angrily turned away visitors Saturday to Gary Stufflebean's home in this upscale Houston suburb."She will talk to nobody," the man shouted as Stufflebean's wife, Maureen,...
Nelson Mandela's Kiss Raises a Ruckus in India Fans of Muslim Actress Were Scandalized
A buss on the cheek that Nelson Mandela gave to an Indian Muslim actress is the talk of the town.Some Muslims said they were shamed, but others rallied to her defense.The debate began soon after Indian newspapers published a photograph of Mandela, the...
`Never Give Up Hope' in Serial Murders, Detectives Struggle against Long Odds
It's been 10 years since someone murdered Angela Bugay.The blonde 5-year-old disappeared just a few steps from her front door in Antioch, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1983. Her body was found in a shallow grave a week later. She had been sexually assaulted and...
New Highway Patrol Chief Aims to Treat People with Respect
When college students almost mixed it up in Warrensburg, Mo., in 1992, Col. Fred Mills stood between rival factions and calmly told them they could protest but that rampaging wouldn't be tolerated.As the veteran state trooper stood his ground at Central...
New Mgm Casino Lays Big Bets on Families
The curtain went up Saturday on the last act of the 1993 expansion of Las Vegas' casino hotel industry.MGM Grand Inc. opened its superlative-packed attraction - The MGM Grand Hotel, Casino & Theme Park - which analysts say could redefine the image and...