St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 5, 1993

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$100,000 Gift from Nigeria Stirs Debate in Congress
No one can say there was anything secret about the $100,000 that the military dictatorship of Nigeria gave to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.It happened in September of last year, at the Washington Convention Center, in full view of 5,000...
100-Pointers Now a Team with Usc
Cheryl Miller, who now goes by "Coach," was playing cards on Thursday night with her Southern California players."You know, Coach, I met you once before," said one of them, 6-foot-5-inch Lisa Leslie, a preseason all-America selection.It was a decade...
1993: The Year in Books
In the publishing world, the old adage still rings true: The more things change the more they stay the same. Last January, national best-seller lists included books by stalwarts Stephen King, Anne Rice, John Grisham and the upstart Robert James Waller....
49ers Looking like Super (Bowl) Men
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single . . . Uh, you get the point. The San Francisco 49ers are playing like Super (Bowl) men these days.During their recent five-game winning streak, the...
Actor Brings Farewell Tour Home
If you look up "gorgeous" in the Central Casting Dictionary, you'd find Michael Kearns' picture. He has the cheeks, the jawline and the deep-set, baby-blue eyes of a matinee idol.Kearns returned home Friday night to perform at the St. Marcus Theatre...
Afghan Warlord Builds His Own Small Kingdom
In a shattered land ruled by warlords, perhaps no one is doing better than Rashid Dostam, a former communist army general who runs a formidable fiefdom from this dusty outpost.Kabul, the capital, remains a battleground for Islamic factions that ousted...
A Habit of Success
FOR A DIRECTOR on the cusp of a potentially huge box-office success, Bill Duke seems inordinately enamored with discussing failure.But failure as a blueprint for success."If you're a successful person," Duke says, "unless it's been given to you, you've...
An Artist's Search for Himself Mapplethorpe's Photos Reveal His Contradictions
IT'S BOTH FITTING and not surprising that the Guggenheim Museum's first exhibition in its new photography gallery is devoted to the work of Robert Mapplethorpe.When the museum announced that it would begin collecting photographs, it did so on the strength...
A Tale of Two Stock Market Forecasters
One prominent economist feels so confident he goes out on a limb to predict that the Dow Jones industrial average could hit 4,000 early in 1994. Another sees the stock market meandering close to current levels. Who's right?Maybe neither. So prudent investors...
Badgers Find Roses in Japanese Garden
St. Louisan Terrell Fletcher scored two first-half touchdowns and tailback running mate Brent Moss also ran for a TD as No. 10 Wisconsin secured its first Rose Bowl berth in 31 years by defeating No. 25 Michigan State on Saturday.The score was 41-20.Fletcher's...
Basket at :02 Finishes Quincy Rally over Umsl 95-93
Growing pains are leaving their mark on the University of Missouri-St. Louis basketball team.The Rivermen, with only one senior on their roster, suffered a difficult lesson Saturday night against visiting Quincy at UMSL's Mark Twain Building. The seasoned...
Be It Hoops or Hops, Cairo Star Says He's Tops
When Bill Chumbler first met Tyrone Nesby, then a lanky junior high school student, Nesby fancied himself a baseball player."I was a great baseball player, and I'm going out for my high school team again this year," Nesby said. "Pitcher and third baseman....
Best of '93: African-American Literature
Three nervy sisters assemble for their mother's (Mudear) funeral in "Ugly Ways" (277 pages, Harcourt Brace Jovanich, $19.95), a contemporary novel by Tina McElroy Ansa. The sisters make a pact not to become mothers to avoid following in Mudear's extremely...
Best of '93: Biography
Biography has become such a well-established genre during the past 20 years that every publishing season brings readers lives of fascinating people.Unfortunately, many biographers are mediocre researchers and clunky stylists. Fortunately, during 1993...
Best of '93: Children's Literature
Would you like to give children the gift of laughter this holiday season? Or insight? Imagination? Or hope?Then share the finest books with them - books by authors and artists who respect the intelligence of children, understand the intensity of their...
Best of "93: Detective Stories
Several familiar names - Hillerman, McBain, Rendall - top the list of this year's best mysteries. Ed McBain earns a mention for his latest in a seemingly endless array of tense, exciting crime dramas. "Mischief" (346 pages, Morrow, $20) is another superb...
Best of "93: Gay and Lesbian Books
Randy Shilts' epic "Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military" (784 pages, St. Martins, $27.95) burst onto the scene just as Washington was deciding the fate of homosexuals in the armed forces. It brilliantly reveals the wealth of gay...
Best of '93: Graphic Novels
For the purposes of this review, "graphic novel" (or GN) refers to a trade paperback containing comics material that is a single story or concept, and not just an anthology of strips.Among the most important nonfiction work in the genre published this...
Best of "93: Jewish Books
According to Jewish legend, Lilith was Adam's first wife, before Eve. She and Adam fought and she flew out of the garden of Eden and took up residence in a cave by the Red Sea. When angels sent by God failed to make her return to Adam, God created Eve...
Best of '93: Literary Lives & Letters
In his first foray into biography, the American novelist Edmund White has produced what is perhaps the finest, most important biography of the year. "Genet: A Biography" (848 pages, Knopf, $35), amply covers the life of Jean Genet, the "golden thug,...
Best of '93: Photography
There is a full measure of work by well-known photographers among the year's offerings of photographic books, including unusual color photographs by Ansel Adams, the master of black and white. But some of the best choices for holiday giving may be titles...
Best of "93: Science Fiction
My vote for best science fiction novel of the year goes to Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars," which Bantam has recently issued in mass market paperback for $5.99 (the $11.95 trade paperback is still in lots of stores, though). An epic on a grand scale...
Big Banks' Pledges to Increase Lending Barely Budge Racial Gap
The wide disparity in mortgages obtained by blacks and whites in St. Louis failed to narrow in 1992 - despite pledges by some big lenders to increase lending in poor neighborhoods.Recent federal data show that in 1992, St. Louis lenders rejected more...
`Bikini Team' Lawsuit Settled
The battle over whether the Swedish Bikini Team symbolizes rampant sexism at the Stroh brewery in St. Paul ended quietly last week in an out-of-court settlement with eight former female employees who had sued the company two years ago alleging sexual...
Bills Ko Cornell with 84-47 Haymaker
St. Louis University showed a new wrinkle in its maturing basketball face Saturday. An attractive wrinkle, one of character.The Billikens put a team away."We go out every game expecting to win," SLU junior Scott Highmark said. "Last year, we expected...
Blues Shift out of Reverse 4-3 Win Halts 6-Game Winless Streak
The pregame message was simple and obvious. "We need a win," Blues coach Bob Berry said."We have to win this game."And the Blues managed to do just that. Prevailing for just the second time in 11 games, they slipped by the Dallas Stars 4-3 before 17,506...
Bob Starr Survives Disease, Enjoys a Special Holiday
Los Angeles Ram announcer Bob Starr and Brenda, his wife of 17 years, spent a quiet Thanksgiving together, driving back from a three-day respite in Palm Springs, Calif., to their home in Orange, Calif.There was no big family get-together, since Starr's...
Briefs
NATION APPLE COMPUTERS Towns Besiege Firm After Flap Over Gays</P><P>Apple Computer Inc. has been swamped with invitations from communities nationwide since a Texas county spurned Apple's building plans because the company grants benefits...
Brilliance without Bite Stylish Novel Lacks Fully Drawn Characters
THE VERY AIR A novel by Douglas Bauer 378 pages, Morrow, $20</P><P>DOUGLAS BAUER'S talent, ingenuity and wit take several forms in "The Very Air." For some, the book's main source of delight will be its style. Bauer's sentences rise...
Cards' Washout Pick Now Making a Pitch for a Career Change
The star-crossed career of Cardinals farmhand Paul Coleman has entered another dimension.First, the background: Coleman is a muscular player from Jacksonville, Texas, whom the Cardinals chose sixth in the first round of the 1989 amateur draft. That would...
Change in Promotion Rules Angers Two Police Groups Revision Aims to Help More Blacks Gain High Rank
Leaders of two police organizations have blasted the St. Louis Police Board's decision to change its promotion system so that blacks who scored below the cutoff on a key written test can stay in the running."What the board has done is called `race-norming,'...
Children Grieve for Girls Who Vanished They"re Picking Up on Parents' Fears
Ten-year-old Ian Penrose, normally independent and self-sufficient, is asking his mother to drive him to school.Sisters Abigail and Allison Rooks are walking home together from their school-bus stop without complaining, even though they normally can't...
Cmv Is Common Virus and Is Mostly Benign
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was in the hospital for eight days with cytomegalovirus. My doctor tells me there is nothing to be done but to let it work its way out. I am dragged out. Any thoughts?CMV is a common virus, so much so that sooner or later we all get...
Coleman Cleaning Up Mess of '93
Topanga Canyon sits 1,600 feet above and several miles to the east of Malibu's majestic beaches, but Vince Coleman had no time for a leisurely gaze at the shoreline. The brushfires that days earlier ravaged Southern California had been contained, but...
Concert Shows Youthful Fire of Staples
Musical geniuses too often get taken for granted. It's easy to forget, when confronting yet another of their masterpieces, that at least for a while their efforts were infused not just with talent but also with the fierce-burning flame of youth.But Friday...
Congressman Issues Warning on Derivatives
Rep. Jim Leach of Iowa earned a reputation for foresight in the 1980s as one of the few congressman to warn against the excesses of the savings and loan industry.Leach, the ranking Republican on the House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs Committee,...
Cruise Lines Expand Flotillas
THE NUMBER OF CRUISE passengers has roughly doubled every decade since 1970 - translating this year into 4.4-million passengers occupying almost 100,000 berths on 130 ships.This rise in annual passenger bookings is expected to double again and reach...
Death on a Bench
A homeless woman found dead on a bench outside of the Department of Housing and Urban Development last week may help galvanize public support for more aid to Americans who lack permanent shelter. Certainly HUD Secretary Henry G. Cisneros hopes so. He...
Debut: 25 Young Women Presented at Charitable Foundation Ball
TWENTY-FIVE young women made their debut at the 1993 St. Louis Charitable Foundation Ball, Nov. 26 at the Adam's Mark Hotel.The ball raised approximately $50,000, which will go to cancer research, education and other cancer-related projects. About 790...
Defense Shines, but UAB Fails to Upset No. 7 Temple
The Temple Owls did not suffer a letdown Saturday afternoon; they just ran into a team that played outstanding defense.The seventh-ranked Owls (2-0), fresh from a 73-59 victory Wednesday at No. 3 Kansas, were happy to escape with a 55-52 victory over...
Demands of Office Heavier Than Carnahan Expected Education Tax Is Highlight of First Year, Governor Says
Mel Carnahan thought he had a pretty good idea of what it was like to be governor. For 12 years, he observed the office from the vantage point of legislator, treasurer and lieutenant governor.But if there is one thing he has learned after nearly a year...
Depression Book from One Who's Been There
Dear Readers: I have just read a book that could be a great help to millions of people - if only they knew about it.The book is about depression, written by a woman who suffered with this illness for a long time and was unable to cope with the everyday...
Designer Carolyne Roehm Opens Boutiques at Four Saks Locations
CAROLYNE ROEHM has embarked on a new phase of her fashion career.For six years she ran her own designing-manufacturing business on Seventh Avenue, producing high-priced apparel. When she closed the business two years ago, she began organizing a mail-order...
Disney, AAA Team Up for Discount Packages
THE AMERICAN Automobile Association is teaming up with the Disney folks to offer discounted family vacation packages at both Orlando's Walt Disney World and Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.The joint promotion is aimed at the thousands of families traveling...
Doing It His Way Tyson Finds New Heroes, Bides His Time
"This isn't an interview," Mike Tyson is saying. "We'll just talk."He's a step inside the board room at the Indiana Youth Center. It's where they set up the cameras for him when the networks come around, where the parole board meets. A long rectangular...
Dole Takes Jab at Health Plan in Visit Here
When Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole asked how many of the 500 people at a Republican dinner here Friday night were in the health care field, a good number of hands shot up."How many want to stay in that field?" he quipped, drawing laughter.That's how...
Don't Stoop to Conquer
Back specialists must cringe in horror when their patients announce that they'll be spending a week on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, one of the world's shelling meccas. Locals have dubbed the hunched position of the shellers the Sanibel Stoop.We're pleased...
Double Bill for Tim Matheson but His Kids Won't See Him in Either of His New Movies
WHEN Tim Matheson and Mimi Rogers have steamy love scenes in the NBC thriller "A Kiss To Die For" (8 p.m. Monday on Channel 5), Matheson knows at least three people who won't be watching.</P><P>His kids.</P><P>They also won't...
Dreaming of Read Christmas Regional Writers Head an Excellent Crop of Holiday Gifts
Some books are copouts as Christmas gifts, given when the giver can think of nothing else. Some books, though, are complements for both giver and recipient.With weather as it typically is in this area in January and February books can be logical gifts...
Drugs, Treatment Ease Alzheimer's Grip Drugs Can Aid Memory for Some, Tests Reveal
For the third time in 20 years, Ruth McCuistion must shepherd a loved one through hell. Their journey starts with forgetting and ends in death.On the way, her husband, Ray McCuistion, will forget her name, how to eat, how to walk and talk - just as her...
Ensigns' Rosy Futures Consumed in Gunfire
Only last summer Ensign George P. Smith seemed to be on top of the world, a winner at everything he tried.A former football star at Marina High School in Huntington Beach with chiseled good looks, Smith was enjoying his first year as a "ringknocker"...
Evocative Canvas of the World of Native Americans
GERONIMO-MANIA is here.TV ads for the theatrical film, which opens Friday, seem to be running hourly. A&E is pushing the Dec. 12 repeat of its "Real West" documentary about "The Last Renegade." And this weekend, the Turner cable empire kicks off its...
Farmers Fume at GATT Swiss Offices Europeans, Indians, Japanese Say Subsidy Cuts Will End Traditions
Farmers from Europe, India and Japan demonstrated Saturday against "American imperialism" and the trade accord they fear will ruin hundreds of millions of farmers and uproot centuries-old traditions.The agreement, sponsored by the General Agreement on...
Fired Up by Rockets, Ewing Strafes Kings
Two days after being outplayed by Houston's Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing took out his frustration on Sacramento's Mike Peplowski and Randy Breuer.Ewing burned the overmatched centers for 31 points Saturday as the New York Knicks beat Sacramento 123-101,...
Foolish Pleasure Still Has Fans Who Remember
The old horse looked out of the stall and saw four wild turkeys pecking in his grain tub. In the paddock, there were deer."He must have been thinking, `What have these guys got me into?"' said Ron Vanderhoef.What the 21-year-old stallion had gotten into...
Football Decision a Mock Epic Drama
ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON, just as television was proclaiming another day that will live in infamy, I looked out the window and saw that the clouds were breaking up and that the sky was turning blue again. An upper level disturbance associated with the jet...
Forest Park Summit Draws Crowd Success of Shuttle Bug Brightens Discussion of Landmark's Problems
While Forest Park's many problems got most of the attention Saturday, some bright spots emerged as the Forest Park Summit got under way.One of the most obvious was the summit turnout. About 160 people - from park neighbors to architects and urban planners...
For the Dolphins and Shula, Deberg Is Deone
Don Shula sounded pretty upbeat for a coach going into the December stretch run with Dan Marino out for the year, Scott Mitchell throwing just 10-15 yards and a third-string quarterback who was cut last month by the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs as his starter.But...
Free from Ceausescu, Romanians Vent Age-Old Hatred on Gypsies
The mob ran from house to house. One by one, all the houses occupied by Gypsies in the village were set on fire.Otilia Rostas stood watching from the cornfield, her five young children cowering around her."I lost everything. This is all that is left,"...
Fumbled Away
Jerry Clinton and Walter Payton got the bad news in an Atlanta hotel.They saw reporters rushing from a news conference. The National Football League had just announced its terms for the expansion franchise that Clinton and Payton sought.Moments later,...
Fumbled Away Behind-the-Scenes Turmoil Doomed NFL Hopes
Jerry Clinton and Walter Payton got the bad news in an Atlanta hotel.They saw reporters rushing from a news conference. The National Football League had just announced its terms for the expansion franchise that Clinton and Payton sought.Moments later,...
Gartner's Goal Boosts Rangers to Showdown Win over Leafs
Mike Gartner scored with 5 minutes 31 seconds remaining to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory Saturday night over the Toronto Maple Leafs in a showdown between the teams with the best records in the National Hockey League.Esa Tikkanen, Steve Larmer...
Gators Put Another Bite Mark into Tide's Receding Season
Florida coach Steve Spurrier, savoring his second Southeastern Conference championship in three years, said the latest one is sweeter than the first.Terry Dean threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as the ninth-ranked Gators rolled to a 28-13 victory...
Geronimo Hill's Film Attempts to Be a Realistic Picture of Legend
`DID THEY SHOW him hanging little girls on meat hooks?" The question was especially startling, coming from the writer of the initial script for "Geronimo: An American Legend."The film, opening on Friday, portrays the legendary Apache's violent bolt from...
Good Chemistry: Hot on Film
STREISAND and Redford had it in "The Way We Were." Redford and Debra Winger, in "Legal Eagles," did not. Winger and Richard Gere had it in "An Officer and a Gentleman." Gere lost it when he teamed with Lena Olin in "Mr. Jones."But Olin had it with Daniel...
Goose Season Opens with Bang in Illinois
Many hunters enjoyed the best hunting in three years last weekend in the opening of the southern Illinois goose season."Geese are decoying and coming in like they used to," said Bill Reel at the Crab Orchard Hunting Club near Marion. "The first two days...
Greek-German Squabble Bodes Ill for Ec
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has endured many insults during 11 years in office, but they usually come from fellow Germans."I am attacked in Germany every day," Kohl said last week. "That is the way our constitutional system works."But when a top Greek official...
Groceries Stock Hope through Inner-City Sites
Six years ago, First National Supermarkets discovered a growing market in a surprising place - the inner city.The 42-store chain found that Cleveland's most destitute neighborhoods were desperate for services and willing to pay top dollar for quality...
Gunman Was Denied Jobless Benefits
The man who killed three state unemployment workers and a police officer had been turned down for jobless benefits and lost an appeal that went all the way to the Supreme Court.Thursday's rampage ended when the man, Alan Winterbourne, was fatally shot...
Happy Marriage with Rangers? No Way, Jose Clark and Canseco Could Have Clash of Their Egos in Texas
Concern about what the Giants will do without Will Clark becomes secondary when viewed against the spectrum of a greater question:What will Jose Canseco do with Will Clark?They are teammates now, you know, on the Texas Rangers.And shouldn't that be a...
Helping Hand
Aid for Victims of Crime Inc. recently received $750 from the Optimist Club of St. Louis, $500 from the Pulitzer Publishing Foundation, $750 from Safeco Insurance, $1,000 from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, $300 from J.C. Penney Co., $1,000...
High Hopes: Secondary Education Copes with Changing Times
SOUTH OF HEAVEN Welcome to High School at the End of the Twentieth Century By Thomas French 367 pages, Doubleday, $22.95</P><P>HIGH SCHOOLERS always represent either hope for the future or the coming of the apocalypse. The present...
Home Heating Cost May Stay Where It Is
The cost of filling up at the gas station may be going down along with world oil prices, but the price of natural gas for home heating is hanging tough.A Laclede Gas Co. spokesman said last week that heating costs for a typical residential user should...
Hoosiers Surprise Kentucky
Kentucky was the least of Indiana's concerns.Coming off a stunning season-opening loss at Butler, the Hoosiers were looking to be competitive against, not necessarily beat, the nation's No. 1 team.They may have exceeded their expectations on Saturday."Nobody...
How to Help Children Cope with Fear
Children ranging in age from toddlers to teens are likely to be anxious and fearful as a result of the abduction and apparent abduction of two local children."It's an issue for every child at every age," said Dr. Rebecca Eder, director of psychology...
Illegal Immigrants Are Victims of Scams over Asylum Claims
Four years ago, Gregorio's quest was to travel 1,000 miles from his home in central Mexico to the United States, find a job and save a little money for his family there and in Mexico. His struggle now is simply to avoid being deported.Desperate to work...
Illinois Prosecutors Target Driver with Awful Record
A driver who has faced more than 70 traffic and misdemeanor charges in the past now has been charged with nine felonies by St. Clair County authorities in an effort to get him off the road.Each of the felonies is punishable by up to three years in prison.Since...
Image Doctor Michael Milken Acts to Alter Perception
Michael R. Milken has stepped in front of the overhead projector, blocking his scrawled example of a math trick, but the hall full of teachers is too polite to interrupt.The discussion of how to interest slow learners in polynomial equations is hard...
Infected Children Passed on HIV in 2 Cases Likely Route Was Nosebleed or Cut in Skin, Experts Say
Scientists have detected two cases in which the AIDS virus has been transmitted from one child and one adolescent to others but apparently not by the usual routes.The most likely cause is believed to be that infected blood from one entered the other...
In Nba, Sidelines Hoopla Sometimes Has Gone Too Far
The king was carried in on a makeshift throne by slaves, who set him down at midcourt.The Minnesota Timberwolves were playing Sacramento (the Kings, get it?) at Target Center, so after the first quarter, this royal pain - resplendent in a ratty robe...
In Sarajevo, Orphans Steal to Survive
Twelve-year-old Hadis Cutuna looks you in the eye and tells you he's a thief. He is, in fact, part of what may be Europe's most notorious gang of orphans.In the heart of this war-torn city, the Ljubica Ivezic Children's Home is something out of a Charles...
In the Spotlight: Play's Costumes Light Up the Stage
RIBBONS, FRINGE, feathered sashes, tassels and furbelows swirl around actors on the Loretto-Hilton stage in Webster Groves until, like a spinning top, the scene is a celebration of Caribbean color.Costume designer Clyde Ruffin knows how to warm up a...
Investigators Find Evidence of Balkan War Atrocities
Investigators led by a human-rights group based in Boston have collected the first independent, physical evidence that mass executions were carried out during the fighting in what was Yugoslavia.They checked out two secret graves, one in a cornfield...
Iran-Contra Report Lays Blame at the Top Reagan `Set Stage,' Bush `Fully Aware,' It Says
The Iran-Contra prosecutor's final report concludes that Ronald Reagan "set the stage" for the illegal activities and George Bush failed to tell the truth about his role, sources say.Attorneys for the two former presidents have read the report by special...
It's a Gift Dave Barry Picks Perfect Presents (Make That Perfectly Awful)
THE HOLIDAY Retail Frenzy Season is upon us, and you need to be thinking about what special gift items you will be purchasing for those special people on your list. And that is why, for the fourth consecutive year, we have taken time out from our busy...
It's Orthwein's Choice: Hero or Villain?
Can you believe how the National Football League burned James Busch Orthwein? The NFL is playing Orthwein like a fool. Showing him no respect.The NFL must believe that Orthwein lacks bravado, because the league is trampling his rights and daring him...
J.C. Talks Good Game; Can He Predict Them?
J.C. Corcoran turned up the volume on St. Louis morning drive-time radio in 1984 and hasn't turned it down since.Like him or hate him, people listen. The ratings at every stop back it up.First, at KSHE 95, where he stayed for nearly three years.Next,...
Joseph to Miss Skills Competition
Controversy swirls around today's Blues Super Skills Challenge at The Arena.The competition, to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald's Children's Charities, pits two half-rosters of Blues in a seven-event contest.Blues coach Bob Berry and Post-Dispatch...
Keeping Porn from Children, without a Government Role
Legal scholars are breaking their heads over a clash of rights: the right of children to be sheltered from pornography and violence vs. the right of adults to choose to watch what they want when they want it.Last month a federal appeals court struck...
Kingshighway Span Becomes a Symbol of Racial Unity
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. christened on Saturday the nearly completed Kingshighway viaduct as "The Bridge Across St. Louis" - linking the predominately white South Side with the predominately black North Side.Bosley stood in the middle of the span to...
Law, Order and Sanity Return to Nhl
Remember the times when your mom got the flu and the household fell apart? That's what the National Hockey League's was like for the 17 days of disorder when its referees and linesmen went on strike.Until last month, they were underappreciated, overcriticized...
Lease: More like a Noose Problems Played Key Role in Failure to Land Team
It was a stadium lease signed to help get a National Football League expansion team and designed to ensure the financial viability of that team once it was up and running.Instead, it contributed to the collapse and eventual failure of St. Louis' expansion...
Leonard's Latest Is Not His Best
PRONTO A novel by Elmore Leonard 265 pages, Delacorte, $21.95</P><P>As Readers - and as reviewers - we often expect too much from our favorite authors. This is especially true with writers of mysteries and thrillers. We give more leeway...
Like It or Not, It's Parity Time in Pro Football
So you want a dominant team. Look to the NBA or baseball.In the NFL, as New York Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason says, "Parity is here, like it or not.""I don't think there's a team that strikes fear in anybody right now," Esiason said. "It's wide open."Here's...
Lpga Commissioner Cites Improvement in Last 8 to 10 Years
St. Louis last month obtained a Ladies Professional Golf Association annual tournament, which will be called the Heartland Classic.The inaugural Heartland Classic will be played Sept. 29-Oct. 2 at Forest Hills Country Club in Clarkson Valley.Charles...
Lucid Essays Make Science Entertaining Hawking Explores the Universe with Brilliance and Optimism
BLACK HOLES AND BABY UNIVERSES and Other Essays By Stephen Hawking 175 pages, Bantam, $21.95</P><P>FOR ALL of those who bought Stephen Hawking's first book, "A Brief History of Time," (more than 5.5 million copies sold and a best...
Maritz Motivated to Marry on Campus of Alma Mater
NOTES ON MY CUFF: Interior design diva Jacqueline Pommer and Maritz Inc. chief and civic leader William Maritz will marry (both for the second time) on Dec. 18 in the chapel of his alma mater, Princeton University. "There will be no honeymoon," said...
Minding Your Holiday Manners
GOOD MANNERS are like airbags and bullet-proof vests. They can get people through the holidays without a scratch.December, with traditions of card-sending, gift-giving and partying, is a stressful time - a time when people do funny things, says Elizabeth...
Minor Digs in, Plays a Major Role as Louisville Upends Michigan St
Greg Minor proved again to Louisville coach Denny Crum that he's the team's most dependable player.Minor, with leading scorer Clifford Rozier in foul trouble, scored 25 points in the second half Saturday as No. 11 Louisville rallied for a 77-68 victory...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
OK, so we didn't get an NFL team. But that isn't any reason to get all morose and mopey.After all, it's not our responsibility to keep that new football stadium occupied in the coming years. Our job is to sit around and think up smart-alecky lists.Our...