St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 2, 1993

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A Court Ruling on All Leases Makes Sense
St. Louis officials may well have self-serving reasons for asking the circuit court to, consolidate, in effect, two suits involving gambling boat leases on the riverfront. Nevertheless, the city's move makes sense if it settles, once and for all, the...
A High Jump out of Cuba
If defecting were an official sport, the Cubans would have walked away with a gold medal. During the Central American and Caribbean games in Puerto Rico, 40 Cubans, many of them athletes, dashed toward freedom by requesting political asylum.More than...
Aids `No Longer a Stranger,' Clinton Says, Pledging Action
President Bill Clinton marked World AIDS Day with stamps, speeches and symbolic gestures on Wednesday.The president visited AIDS patients in a hospital and promised to fight an epidemic that he said had brought out "the best and the worst in America."But...
Area's Strong Soccer Background Helps Land Major Tourney in June
This area no longer holds the national distinction of being among the hottest of soccer hotbeds."St. Louis is on a par with other hotbeds all around the country," Jerry Sharp said.Among other duties, Sharp is the Region I head coach for the under-15...
A Simple Suggestion to Improve Sex Life
Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to the widow who said her current gentleman friend was wonderful in every way but he was a big disappointment in the bedroom. She said the man was not as "well-built" as her deceased husband, and consequently, sex...
A Topsy Tale Turning Hair Fashion Inside Out
IT LOOKS LIKE an oversized soap bubble wand or an undersized butterfly net, minus the net. But TopsyTail, that simple little plastic gizmo you've seen advertised on TV, has thrown hair fashion for a loop and made its inventor a millionaire before age...
Barkley Says He'll Quit after Season
Phoenix Suns star Charles Barkley, speaking in his most emphatic terms about retirement, says "it's time to move on" from basketball after this season, and his next arena of competition might be politics.Talking in Chicago before the Suns' 132-113 loss...
Beat Goes On: The Return of the Goatee Harkens to Beatniks
FASHION DESIGNERS may be drawing their inspiration from the Age of Aquarius, but the latest look showing up on the faces of young men harks back to the 1950s, to the Beat generation of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg (and Dobie Gillis' Maynard G. Krebs),...
Billikens Break Old Habit, Coral Mustangs in Overtime
This wouldn't have happened last season.Oh, St. Louis University's basketball team might have found a way to take a lead, even on the road. So the Billikens' eight-point advantage with almost seven minutes remaining against Southern Methodist on Wednesday...
Blues Tooting Officials' Return
An official officiating crew will be on hand tonight at The Arena when the Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs renew acquaintances.The National Hockey League and the NHL Officials Association announced their contract settlement here Wednesday at a joint news...
Board Is Urged to Fill Absent Alderman's Seat
Cottleville City Attorney Charles Neidner says he will ask the Board of Aldermen tonight to fill a 2nd Ward seat that apparently has been vacated by the person elected to the office last April.Neidner says he has not received a letter of resignation...
Board Will Place Tax, Bond Issues on Ballot Feb. 8
Officials in the Webster Groves School District are wrapping up plans to submit proposals for tax increases and bond issues to voters on Feb. 8.The School Board will discuss the proposals at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the board offices, 400 East Lockwood Avenue,...
Brady Bill Spurs Run on Guns Assault Rifles, Black Talon Ammunition Also in Demand
Gun shops don't sell guns - really sell them. Gun laws do.</P><P>So say some St. Louis-area gunshop dealers who report that sales have soared in the last three weeks as the long-fought Brady bill moved through the U.S. House and Senate...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS ENERGY Tire-To-Fuel Venture Gets New Partner</P><P>Waste Recovery Inc. will get $2 million in backing for its tires-to-fuel plants in Illinois from a new partner in the venture, Nipsco Development Co.</P><P>Dallas-based...
Briefs
ILLINOIS CENTREVILLE SLAYING Defendant Pleads Guilty Before Third Trial</P><P>Stantin E. Sillas, 26, of Cahokia pleaded guilty of second-degree murder just before his third trial was to begin on Monday for a 1988 slaying. The first...
Bugel on Bidwill Hot Seat Owner's Ultimatum Puts Focus on Beleaguered Big Red Coach
As a tool to inspire the Phoenix Cardinals to a winning season, The Ultimatum has proved ugly, unpopular and unsuccessful.As a device to generate national publicity, however, it's tough to beat.On Jan. 15, Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill announced that...
California Kidnapping Suspect Held
Law officers named an ex-convict still on parole as the prime suspect in the slumber-party kidnapping of Polly Klaas.Klaas, 12, was kidnapped Oct. 1 from her home in Petaluma and is still missing. She was playing a board game with two other girls at...
Campaign `Reform' Helps Incumbents
Cynicism is a vice, I know, but those who can watch Congress "reform" our electoral laws without snorting or rolling their eyes are making a fetish of fair-mindedness. Reforms come and go, but one thing endures forever: the determination of elected officials...
Candidates' Maneuvering Begins in Earnest Political Who's Who Will Be Lined Up When Election Board Opens on Monday
The political season officially opens Monday.Before the sun rises, a throng of Democrats and Republicans are expected to start maneuvering for position outside the State Board of Elections.Each wants to be the first to file nominating petitions in hopes...
Candidates' Maneuvering Begins in Earnest State Treasurer Quinn Decides to Run for Secretary of State - Not Governor
For several months, state Treasurer Pat Quinn couldn't decide whether to seek re-election or run for governor. He has finally made up his mind.Quinn will run for secretary of state.One of the state's most popular Democrats, Quinn said Tuesday he dropped...
CHILDHOODS OF GRIM UNCERTAINTY Series: 100 Neediest Cases
FIRST, a personal note.Some of these cases of needy children in foster homes sound all too familiar.Many years ago, someone close to us became a ward of county welfare, spending a childhood of grim uncertainty and fear. Over the years, this person has...
CIA Warming to Life after Cold War
Live, from the nation's capital, it's the CIA!With the Cold War over, the CIA is suddenly warming to the idea of telling the American public what it's about - even putting its chief, James Woolsey, on prime-time TV to take viewer calls.Americans have...
Clifford: `I Am Perfectly Satisfied'
FOR 2 1/2 YEARS, his story was a classic Washington fall from grace, a tale in which a legendary reputation was shattered by charges of fraud and bribery.But on Tuesday, a judge in New York dropped all criminal charges against Clark Clifford in the...
Clinton Thriving without a Veto
AFTER TAKING office with a pledge to end gridlock, President Bill Clinton is closing out the year without a veto - the first time this has happened to a new chief executive since Richard M. Nixon sat in the Oval Office."We don't pick fights unnecessarily,"...
Clippers' Choice: Trade Manning or End Up with Nothing
You look at the Los Angeles Clippers and you come to an inescapable conclusion:Their entire future revolves around Danny Manning.He is either a superstar, or close to it. As a player, he is big, talented, unselfish and a leader. He can score, rebound...
Cold War Hysteria Revisited
Given President Bill Clinton's reputation for jettisoning controversial nominees - Lani Guinier being the most celebrated example - it was reassuring when the president said he was sticking by Morton H. Halperin. Mr. Halperin, the president's choice...
Conway's 4th Attempt to Oust Secretary Fails
St. Louis Police Board President James F. Conway failed Wednesday in his fourth attempt to fire Rod Williams as the board's executive secretary.After a two-hour meeting behind closed doors, board members said they had postponed a vote on Williams' future.First,...
County Flood Consultant Expecting Long Wait for Federal Buyout Funds
Money to pay for buying houses damaged by flooding could start flowing into St. Charles County within 60 to 90 days, a county consultant says.Jerry King, a consultant with Development Strategies Inc., delivered a 26-page report to the St. Charles County...
Deadline Extended by FEMA
The consulting company preparing buyout applications for flood-prone property in St. Charles heard two bits of good news Tuesday.First, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is extending its deadline for local governments to apply for buyout funds...
Deck the Halls: Giving the Children's Space a Holiday Face
DECK THE HALLS, but don't stop there if you live with a child. Whether celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, let home decorating spill into the rooms children occupy.Besides the sheer joy it brings to kids, festive touches instill appreciation...
Designers Call in the Cavalry
THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN something seductive about a man - or woman - in uniform. International fashion designers heard the reveille for winter, saluting the colors in collections that pay homage to military style drawn from the snow-swept steppes of Russia...
Designers Skirting Issue by Showing More Pants
WHO WEARS THE PANTS in your family? This year it probably will be both sexes as designers add more and more pants to their women's lines.Terrific trousers, pretty pants, divine divided skirts, wonderful wide legs, and slinky slacks have made their way...
Despite Bargain Prices, Anna Sui Becomes Stars' Designer of Choice
THE DAY BEFORE New York fashion designer Anna Sui opened her Los Angeles boutique, Duran Duran rocker Nick Rhodes knocked on the door and asked if he could do a bit of last-minute shopping before leaving on tour.At the next night's opening party Cher,...
District Officials, Parents Draft Improvement Plan
The Riverview Gardens School District's response to its loss of accreditation by the Missouri School Improvement Program will be forwarded to the state later this month, officials said.The district was the only one among 23 districts in St. Louis County...
Division II Teams Win Financially in Mismatches
In Columbia, Mo., and Columbus, Ohio, basketball fans no doubt scratched their heads in bewilderment Saturday.Central Missouri State? Missouri-St. Louis?Although the Mules and the Rivermen weren't supposed to be tune-ups for Michigan and Kansas, Central...
Doran Switches Doran, Helps Ambush Rock Detroit 21-14
Ambush player-coach Daryl Doran has been looking for a good target man.All he needed to do was look in the mirror.Doran moved up from defender to a post-up forward position for Wednesday night's National Professional Soccer League match against the Detroit...
Easy Does It Exertion Raises Risk of Heart Attack
Overdoing it can do you in.Out-of-condition people may face 100 times their usual risk of a heart attack if they suddenly rouse themselves to split wood, lug furniture or otherwise work up an unaccustomed sweat.In fact, a major study suggests, such activity...
Endangered Species: A Skilled Sales Clerk Is Worth the Pay
HERE'S AN ODE to sales clerks - those gems of helpfulness who utter that heavenly phrase, "May I help you?"You may.I'm weary of pawing through stacks and racks to find a right color, a right size; of wandering amid acres of aisles with nary a clerk in...
Errors Crept into Trial, Pagano Says ; Former Festus Police Chief Appeals Murder Conviction
William N. Pagano, a former Festus police chief found guilty of killing a business associate, is alleging that errors at his trial helped convict him.A jury convicted Pagano in September 1991 of second-degree murder and armed criminal action for the...
Esco Buys Filter Firm Move into Britain Part of Diversification
Esco Electronics Corp. crossed the Atlantic Ocean in its latest diversification move, buying Schumacher Filters Ltd. of Great Britain.Esco said Wednesday that the acquisition, from Kraftanlagen AG of Germany, would boost annual revenue by $6 million...
E. St. Louis Targets Drug Flashpoints
Inside the Club Alabam on the afternoon of Nov. 20, a crowd of drug dealers circulated, selling crack cocaine and marijuana. That's when a tipster called the DELTA Team of East St. Louis.Later that day, the police team arrested five people and shut...
Eveningwear: Different Looks for That Night on the Town
EVENINGWEAR this season isn't the usual song and dance. Exit the tuxedo girls, the ballroom belles, the sequined flashers, the slip show-ers.Enter the dark ladies in slinky, sophisticated sheaths or moody gowns evoking the romance of some lost age. Evenings...
Ex-State Workers Defend Actions in Child's Death
Two former state child-protection officials vehemently deny that they botched the case of a Metro East area toddler who died of an alleged beating after the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services cleared the family of an abuse allegation.In...
Female Sailors Will Ship out on Aircraft Carriers in '94
The Navy plans to put hundreds of female sailors on aircraft carriers next year in the first major deployment of women on combat vessels, Navy Secretary John Dalton said Wednesday.Dalton said in an interview with defense writers that plans call for placing...
Female Sailors Will Ship out on Warships in '94
The Navy plans to put hundreds of female sailors on aircraft carriers in 1994 in the first major deployment of women on combat vessels, Navy Secretary John Dalton said Wednesday.Dalton said in an interview with defense writers that plans call for placing...
Financial Situation Shows Improvement
The revenue picture for the Mehlville School District is better than expected, revised budget figures show. But, officials say, there is still cause for concern.School Board member Kurt Witzel likened the district's financial health to that of a patient...
First You Cry: Counselor Helps Families Cope with Loss of Loved Ones
The year Margaret Gerner's 6-year-old son Arthur died, she survived the holidays with a stoic face."Nobody would talk about him," she said. "Nobody knew what to say, so we all went on like he never existed."The heartache from years of swallowed grief...
Fleet of Negatives Sank Football Bid City Failed to Generate Team Spirit
Not the leadership, or lack thereof.Not the luxury boxes, or lack of sales.Not the lease.Not the specter of lawsuits.None of those things by themselves sank St. Louis' campaign to land a professional football expansion team. But together, they painted...
Fleet of Negatives Sank Football Bid Scrambling Act Stalled City's Drive
Not the leadership, or lack thereof.Not the luxury box sales, or lack thereof.Not the unsettled stadium lease situation.Not the specter of lawsuits.None of those things by themselves sank St. Louis' campaign to land a National Football League expansion...
Folks Want Blacker Blacks, Not Whiter Whites
EVERYTHING'S BLACK THIS SEASON, which has the usual advantages. Black makes you look 10 pounds thinner; it's unmemorable, so you can wear it over and over; and it matches all your other black stuff - unlike, say, navy, which comes in a million shades.One...
Fruits of Travel and Time off Sabbatical Works by Hall, Pike, Kohn
SABBATICALS give teachers large blocks of time off from teaching so that they can refresh themselves in their disciplines. The results of three professors' sabbatical introspection and travel hang well together in a show now in Washington University...
Fund-Raiser May Knock Shear from Meeting
St. Louis County Councilman John Shear may withdraw today from a council committee meeting on a subdivision proposed by Premier Homes. Shear is scheduled to pass judgment on the proposal two days after Premier helped to host a fund-raiser for him.The...
Ghosts of Christmas Past ...and Lively Spirits They Are. This Month, St. Louis. Most Prominent Historic Homes Are Decked out in Their Holiday Finery. Here's When You Can Visit Them and What You Can Expect to See
CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM 1508 Locust Street. 421-0325. A holiday setting for a Victorian dinner graces the dining room where such prominent Americans as Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, William Tecumseh Sherman and James Eads dined as the guests...
Gis Pining for Rush? Pentagon Thinks Not
Is Rush Limbaugh, bombastic host of America's most popular radio talk show, a victim of military censorship?Conservative lawmakers and Limbaugh fans such as Rep. Robert K. Dornan, R-Calif., say he is, and they are trying to force the Pentagon to carry...
Gis Pining for Rush? Pentagon Thinks Not Some Lawmakers Charge Radio Censorship
Is Rush Limbaugh, bombastic host of America's most popular radio talk show, a victim of military censorship?Conservative lawmakers and Limbaugh fans such as Rep. Robert K. Dornan, R-Calif., say he is, and they are trying to force the Pentagon to carry...
Golf Resort Developer Increases Lobbying to Win County Aid
The promoter of a resort and golf course for the West Alton area has produced new figures to boost his claim that the project would be profitable for St. Charles County.Edward G. Forester of the Chicago area heads an Illinois group of developers who...
Good Tacos or Good Teams Will Sell Here
So the National Football League is smitten by growth markets.Isn't that special? And there is little doubt that Jacksonville is on the way up. Perhaps by the year 2000 it will be a major-league sports city.Like St. Louis is today.I once had doubts about...
Guilty Verdict in Fatal Beating House Springs Man Could Get Life Sentence in Killing of Girlfriend
A jury in Hillsboro has convicted Kevin Jackson of House Springs of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of his girlfriend two years ago.The victim was Elizabeth Diana Cantrell, 45, who died on Thanksgiving Day in 1991, more than a week after she...
Gunmen Kill Israeli Teacher
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli kindergarten teacher and wounded three Jewish settlers as they stood by their disabled car Wednesday.Two groups of Palestinian radicals opposed to the Israel-PLO autonomy accord took responsibility for the drive-by...
Gunmen Kill Israeli Teacher 3 Others Wounded; Victim's Car Had Broken Down in West Bank
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli kindergarten teacher and wounded three Jewish settlers as they stood by their disabled car Wednesday.Two groups of Palestinian radicals opposed to the Israel-PLO autonomy accord took responsibility for the drive-by...
Heart Problem Needs Artificial Pacemaker
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a woman, 51, with an artificial heart pacemaker. My doctors react with surprise when I tell them this. I have an A-V block. Please explain this, and thanks for bringing health knowledge to me and my husband. We have benefited greatly.A...
It's the Heat and Humidity for Calathea
Q: On a recent trip to a garden center, I found a plant with large, colorful leaves that I just fell in love with. The tag says it is a calathea, but I don't know how to care for it. All the leaves are getting brown edges and turning yellow. Can you...
Japanese Firms Fight to Keep Faith with (Some) Workers White-Collar Employees Move Down Ladder as Jobs Become Scarce
With a degree from the prestigious Keio University, Hiroshi Matsuo was working his way up Mazda Motor Corp.'s personnel department when he got a new assignment.After three days of training, he donned an apron and oil-stained work gloves and began unloading...
Japan Seeks Rx for Ailing Economy
Japan's political and economic policy leaders stood before Parliament and a national television audience Wednesday to defend their economic policies and assure the nation that they are dedicated to economic recovery.Financial market participants were...
Japan's Job Market Turns Scary as Lifetime Work Melts Away
Long the envy of the West, Japan's relatively low jobless rate could set a post-war high sometime next year, as ailing Japanese companies break with tradition and finally give excess workers the heave-ho.Tougher times already have arrived. Word came...
Kelly: Money No Help to City Pupils Desegregation Program Should End, She Says
Students in the St. Louis public schools have made scant gains despite the state's expenditure of $1 billion for court-ordered desegregation, State Auditor Margaret Kelly charged Wednesday. The report immediately drew fire from educators.Kelly said test...
Knights Carve 1st Notch in Victory Belt
It was the finest hour in the short history of the Francis Howell North team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association. And coach Len Cadieux missed it.His club won its first-ever victory Friday - a 5-1 triumph over Whitfield - but Cadieux's eyes were...
Kristkindlmarkt Features German Holiday Traditions
Although Julane Cabot's hands work in Hermann, Mo., her mind is on the Old World."Just imagine yourself bundled up going from booth to booth," said Cabot, who is president of the Hermann Tourism Group. "You're finding beautiful glass ornaments; you find...
Labor Tops Democratic Donors Banks, Businesses Lead in Pac Contributions to Gop, Study Finds
Democrats in Missouri's delegation to Congress can count labor among their best financial friends, according to a study of contributions by political action committees.Banks, insurers and other business interests were the biggest donors to Missouri Republicans,...
Latest Battle Cry of Many Here: We Don't Care!
THE NEXT SOUND you hear will be the sound of St. Louisans reacting to the loss of the NFL franchise for our city.Yaaaawwwwnnn.There are plenty of us out there who, frankly, don't give a flaming red-hot about football. We have never watched a professional...
Lawyer Questioned Gunman: `Why Us?'
Mark S. Deiermann had one question for the masked intruder who terrorized his family for 12 hours in their Pasadena Hills home."Why us?""I saw your house a couple days ago," the gunman answered. "You should have locked your door."Police described the...
Layoffs Grow as Economy Improves At&t, Boeing, Miller Add to Job Cut Total
Despite signs of a strengthening economy, some of the nation's largest companies said Wednesday that they plan to lay off thousands of workers because of sluggish demand and global competition.American Telephone & Telegraph Co., Boeing Co. and Miller...
Leafs Chop Blues Down to Size Missed Calls Help Toronto Strike for a 4-2 Victory
It was another moment perfect for the replacement referee Hall of Shame.Toronto Maple Leafs winger Glenn Anderson charged at defenseman Rick Zombo, who was behind the Blues' net trying to corral the puck. Anderson chopped him in the face with his stick.With...
Legal Fees Cut Deep into Profits, Accounting Exec Says
The explosion of lawsuits against U.S. corporations has now reached the point of "legalized extortion," charges the chief of one of America's largest accounting firms."More than 12 percent of our accounting income is now devoted to paying for legal fees,...
Let It Bow
THE PRETTIEST ribbons won't be on the gifts this season. Before they step out in their holiday fashions, girls are stopping to take bows.From elegant black velvets and gold satins to jolly candy stripes and plaids, there are hair bows in every size,...
Lincoln Star Expects State's OK to Play
The Saga of Tyrone Caswell continues. But his attorney thinks the story will have a happy ending for the East St. Louis Lincoln High basketball player.Ruled ineligible to play this season, Caswell played last weekend under court injunction. He awaited...
Louise Post: Budding Rocker Comes Home
The Local pop scene lost an ardent fan several years ago when Louise Post left town, but, in the process, St. Louis may have gained bragging rights as the hometown of a budding rock heroine.Post is a singer/guitarist for Veruca Salt, a much-lauded band...
Lowell of `Wings': Maybe Tv's Last True Innocent
FEW PEOPLE realize that his character is named after two dormitories on the campus of Harvard University. And as airport maintenance man Lowell Mather of NBC's "Wings," Thomas Haden Church's character may be a cosmic fool, a gourmet cook, an obscurantist...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 in recent inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry penalties...
Mammograms Get New Backing Studies Favor Practice of Regular X-Rays for Women Aged 40-49
Radiologists claimed Wednesday that regular mammograms can cut the death rate in women aged 40 to 49 by more than one-quarter.Data presented by American, Canadian and Swedish researchers at a news conference during the annual meeting of the Radiological...
Messiah Tour's Joyful Noise
IT WAS Tuesday night, and many in St. Louis experienced the throes of the no-Stallions blues. But about 19,000 folks found a perfect tonic - not to mention some perspective - at The Arena."If you love the Lord tonight," Carman sang to the crowd, "let...
Milwaukee's Kohl's Looking for 5 Sites
SCOOPS DU JOUR: Kohl's, the 80-unit Milwaukee-based national chain of department stores, is on the prowl for five sites here. Each store occupies about 70,000 square-feet and offers brand-name apparel and home furnishings. . . .Lemay's own Tim Neeley...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Just wondering, Now that we have a domed stadium and no team, does this make St. Petersburg, Fla., our sister city?But seriously, there is the question of what to do with our fabulous, 70,000-seat, $260 million "FranDome" now that the NFL has passed...
Most U.S. Teens Rank Low in Math
American eighth-graders are being outperformed in math by 13-year-olds in other industrialized nations, the Department of Education admitted Wednesday.But in one bright note, students in Iowa, North Dakota and Minnesota are up there among the best in...
Mu Seeks Old Magic in New Place
As second-ranked Arkansas prepared to play the "dedication game" at the glossy new Bud Walton Arena tonight, Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson wasn't exactly basking in the hoopla."I can't worry about all the rah-rahs," he said. "We were trying to get...
Muslims to Deal on Splitting Sarajevo
Bosnia's Muslim-led government grudgingly agreed Wednesday to consider dividing the capital of Sarajevo with rival Bosnian Serbs.Such a division, if carried out, would mean a final abandoning of the multicultural character of Bosnia, where Serbs, Croats...
N. Carolina Finally Puts Hawaii Away
With Hawaii losing its first three games by a combined 117 points, there was pregame talk Wednesday night of a record blowout by No. 4 North Carolina.But the Rainbows sank a team-record 13 3-pointers, shot 50 percent against the much taller Tar Heels...
Netsch Revives Plan to Limit Campaign Gifts Candidate for Governor Cites `Obscene' Spending
State Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch resurrected a wide-ranging campaign finance reform plan Wednesday as a centerpiece in her bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.At a Capitol news conference, Netsch said the high cost of campaigns afflicts...
Newcomers Look like Old Hands as Illini Romp
The new pieces to the puzzle fell into place with great ease as No. 16 Illinois opened its basketball season on Wednesday night.The Illini, pounding La Salle 99-73 before 12,831 spectators in Assembly Hall, showed off their power game, their 3-point...
New Police Rules Aimed at Promoting More Blacks Fraternal Organization Blasts Policy, Says It Will Sue
The St. Louis Police Board changed procedures Wednesday to give more black officers a chance to be promoted - a decision that quickly angered some white officers."We'll be seeking legal action before Friday to stop this from taking affect," said Sgt....
New Stadium Will Play as a Convention Hall
As the St. Louis Stallions gallop off into oblivion, are they leaving behind a white elephant of a football stadium disguised as a convention center?Probably not, economists and tourism officials said Wednesday."The case for the stadium did not hinge...
Park Service Ponders What to Do about Ulysses Grant Home
The National Park Service will hold a public meeting here early next year to receive suggestions in the effort to restore White Haven, the home of Ulysses S. Grant and his family here from 1854 to 1859.White Haven is the focal point of the Ulysses S....
Partners in Pursuit: Kroenke Continues NFL Effort
Stan Kroenke, in his brief exposure to the National Football League, has become intrigued about the possibility of owning a pro football team.Even with Tuesday's stunning setback - the failure of St. Louis to get an expansion team - Kroenke and his Gateway...
Pentagon Weighs Options in N. Korea
With President Bill Clinton facing a decision on whether to seek sanctions against North Korea, the Pentagon is weighing options for strengthening U.S. and South Korean forces in the event that the confrontation over North Korea's nuclear program worsens.Officials...
People
You could call it making whoopi. Actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG contributed a joke recipe to a Connecticut fund-raising cookbook and ended up in hot water amid accusations of ethnic stereotyping.Her "Jewish American Princess Fried Chicken" appears in "Cooking...
`People Are Just like Vegetables'
The way some plants look and act can come in handy as a way of describing people.Someone may say, "She's as durable as pothos," for example. Or, "He wilts like a peace lily or rhododendron." Or, "What's up with Miss Thing? - she's prickly as a cactus."...
Play Recalls Controversial Comic Lenny Bruce
A little over 30 years ago, New York comedian Lenny Bruce set out to determine exactly how much freedom of speech the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution actually guaranteed. What he discovered, in nightclubs in cities around the United States,...
Princess Di Selects Her New Inner Circle
DIANA, PRINCESS of Wales, is circling her wagons in the battle royal between her and the rest of the family.Di's deciding who her friends really are - and there aren't many.When she separated from Prince Charles last December, everyone expected she would...
Prison Gangs Flex Muscles, Boost Attacks on Workers
Prison gangs have stepped up their tactics of violence and intimidation to gain influence in jails, guards and state lawmakers say.And, they say, the arrival of young gang members with long sentences and little hope has led to bolder attacks."Every day...
Prosecutor Will Use Changes in Law to Help Enforce Child-Support Orders
Jefferson County Prosecutor George B. McElroy says he will use changes in the state law on child-support enforcement to get more money to the children who need it.McElroy says enforcement of child-support orders is such a growing problem that the Legislature...