St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 9, 1993

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13 White Officers Sue over Police Promotion Policy
A group of white police officers has filed a lawsuit to stop the St. Louis Police Department from enacting a change that increases black officers' chances for promotion.The suit was filed Tuesday afternoon in St. Louis Circuit Court by 13 white officers...
2 Items on Ballot Call for Property Tax Hike
The Rockwood School Board will ask voters on Feb. 8 to approve two proposals that would raise the district's property tax rate to $4.50 for each $100 of assessed valuation.Voters will consider:A proposal to waive rollbacks required under Proposition...
3 Heroes of Shootings Stay out of Limelight
The three heroes of the Long Island Rail Road shootings, who pinned down a gunman when he stopped to reload his weapon, remained largely in seclusion Wednesday, seemingly shaken by the nightmare they had endured.The three - Kevin Blum, Mark McEntee and...
3-Year Contract Initiates Monthly Payment for Trash Pickup
Beginning in January, St. John residents will pay $6.75 per household each month for trash pickup under a new three-year contract awarded to Browning-Ferris Industries Inc.Currently, the city pays for trash pickups through money generated from utility...
8 Other African Nations Mimic Somalia's Problems
THE AGENCY THAT warned the world about Somalia, only to be ignored for months while thousands of Somalis died, believes eight other African nations need the same help.Somalia's disproportionate share of the global aid effort has forced nations and private...
Abortion Protests Debated Does Racketeering Law Apply? Supreme Court Hears Arguments
Abortion-rights advocates told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that some who oppose abortion have joined in a "nationwide campaign of terror" and, like Mafia mobsters, are violating a federal racketeering law.But anti-abortion activists told the justices...
Airlift Center Stage Sluh Earns More-Than-Passing Grades
The statistic hints at something incredible.John McArthur passed for 2,401 yards this season for St. Louis U. High. That represents the St. Louis area's best passing performance in a season in the last 12 years and, though records before 1980 are sketchy,...
Air Pollution Still Kills in Major Cities, Says Study Lenient Rules Shortening Lives, It Says
A new study of six U.S. cities, including St. Louis, has found that air pollution can shorten people's lives - even in areas that meet federal air quality standards.The study, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that air pollution...
All That Glitters the Ornamental Ways of the World
THIS MAY BE the year you invite the whole galaxy over to your place for the holidays - without having to fix anybody a bite to eat.That's because your latest visitors may be made of wood, papier-mache, blown glass, crystal or metal. They could represent...
Andrew Dice Clay: Nothing but Trash
THE bewildered usher ladies at the Fox Theatre were subjected to a rare evening of blasting heavy metal music and the vulgar, base humor of hate-comedian Andrew Dice Clay."What are you doing here?" an usher asks a young girl who entered. Tuesday was...
A Primer for the Russian Election
The Russian legislative election and constitutional referendum is just a few days from the finish line. The reason the race is getting so little notice here is that Americans don't know who or what to root for. We will remedy that today.Boris Yeltsin's...
Around the NBA Bonner to Play More
ATLANTIC</P><P>Shooting guard Rex Chapman, an annual enigma who wasn't even in the projected starting lineup for this season, is hitting 53 percent of his shots and leading Washington with an 18.5 scoring average. Chapman is a career...
August Vote Called Better Bet for 2nd Try on Gambling
The August primary would be a better time than the April municipal elections to make a second try to pass riverboat gambling for unincorporated areas of St. Louis County.That's the recommendation of E. Terrence Jones, a political consultant, to the campaign...
Azinger Diagnosed with Cancer; Doctors Say Prognosis Is Good
Paul Azinger, the PGA champion and second-leading money winner on the PGA Tour, has a form of cancer in his right shoulder but hopes to be hitting golf balls again in about six months.Doctors said Wednesday that the lymphoma in the bone of Azinger's...
Ballot Action Woman's Right to Keep Vote Secret Is Restored by New Law
With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Jim Edgar has restored Lydia Thorpe's right to a secret ballot, but the 88-year-old Kewanee woman is far from excited about it.After blocking previous efforts, Edgar recently signed a measure designed to ensure the Henry...
Barbecue: Great Eating, No Matter How You Sauce It
WHEN it comes to eating, some food defies definition, or even description.On a recent trip, I sampled the specialty of the house in three barbecue restaurants in as many states - Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia - and had three meals that could not...
Belleville Band Is a Hit in Hollywood
Belleville Township High School West's band, the Marching Maroons, won competition honors as well as fame in a recent appearance at the Hollywood Christmas Parade and Pageant.Only six high school bands outside California were invited to strut down Sunset...
Bill Cosby Switches Gears from Comedy to Mystery
IT'S 5 p.m. on Thursday night, under the canopy of a vast, rusting pier on West 23rd Street where NBC hopes, perhaps prays that its flagging fortunes are about to be reversed.In about eight hours, Bill Cosby will wrap up production on a movie that marks...
Billikens Victorious but Unsatisfied 97-69 Win vs. Chicago St. Was `Tiny Step Backward'
The Billikens won Wednesday night's basketball game by 28 points. They almost reached the 100-point plateau, put five scorers in double figures, hit almost 57 percent of their shots, held Chicago State under 50 percent . . .A happy St. Louis University...
Board Snubs Voters over Police Chief City Marshal Would Become Part-Time
Valley Park is going ahead with plans to replace its elected police chief with an appointed one, even though voters rejected the idea last month.The Valley Park Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 Monday to leave in place an ordinance that establishes the position...
Books on Tape
"ROSTNIKOV'S VACATION" A novel by Stuart M. Kaminsky, 8 1/2 hours, unabridged, Recorded Books, $13.50 rental, $42 purchase</P><P>When Moscow Police Inspector Rostnikov is ordered to take some time off in Stuart M. Kaminsky's "Rostnikov's...
Borgia, Troy Bring Small-Town Spirit to Big-City Event
High school basketball fans will file into The Arena today for another Shootout. It has come to be a rite of the St. Louis holiday season.They will watch a seven-game lineup rivaled perhaps by no other prep event in the country. Area fans have come to...
Bosses Feel Tension, Too, in Having to Fire Workers
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.As corporate America makes headlines almost weekly with top-to-bottom job cuts involving thousands of workers, a New York consulting company has come up with a handy list of tips on the "right way" to fire...
Boy's Plight Sparks Call for Change
The inspector general of Illinois' child protection agency says changes are needed in the hiring and training of caseworkers after three mishandled the case of a 5-year-old boy found severely underweight in a Chicago home on Thanksgiving Day.Denise Kane,...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS PACKAGING Smurfit Spending $100 Million</P><P>St. Louis-based Jefferson Smurfit Corp. said Wednesday that it will spend more than $100 million in capital projects to expand its capabilities and modernize operations.</P><P>The...
Briefs
MissouriCORNING, MO.Killer Dynamite Used Illegally, Official SaysThree workers killed Monday by a dynamite blast were using the explosive illegally for fishing, not construction, but authorities won't pursue criminal charges. Two other men were injured.The...
Briefs
BELGIUM Yeltsin And EC Leaders To Pledge Open Markets</P><P>Boris Yeltsin flew to Brussels, Belgium, the capital of the European Community, for the first time Wednesday to receive strong new pledges of trade and political cooperation....
Briefs
IllinoisCHICAGOVeteran Teacher Arrested In Assault On StudentsChicago police say a veteran teacher who was previously cited for using corporal punishment has been arrested after beating three of his junior high school students.George Christian, 53, was...
California Case Leaves Other Parents Frustrated over Abducted Children
ORA OWENS WAS WATCHING late-night television in the bedroom of her apartment when she was grabbed by the throat and warned not to scream.The last thing she remembers was the attacker smashing her face with a telephone. When she woke up, she was in a...
Catalog May Make Cat Lovers Even Goofier
I LIKE CATS, but I'm embarrassed to own them.I don't want to be a cat lover.I don't want to be one of those angora-heads who buy their cats rhinestone collars and gold-plated food bowls.I don't want to send out Christmas cards signed with my cat's paw...
Christopher Allows More Time to Implement Israel-PLO Pact
Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher has endorsed an extension of the deadline for implementing the first step in the Israel-PLO peace accord, if both sides agree they need more time.During a brief visit to Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday, Christopher...
Classic Disagreement: Picking the Best Is No Ho-Hum Matter
SINCE I FREQUENTLY mention classical music station WRR in Dallas, Sherri Gardner, account executive for the station, sent me its Top 40 Classical Countdown Winners.The Top 40 Classical Countdown Winners are compiled from listeners' favorites and are...
Clinton Considers New Proposal to License Guns Owning Firearms Draws Comparison with License to Drive a Car
Like car drivers, gun buyers would need to pass a proficiency test under a uniform licensing proposal President Bill Clinton is considering.White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers said Wednesday that Clinton would ask Attorney General Janet Reno to...
Clinton Ponders Gun Proficiency Tests
Like car drivers, gun buyers would need to pass a proficiency test under a uniform licensing proposal President Bill Clinton is considering.White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers said Wednesday that Clinton would ask Attorney General Janet Reno to...
Clinton `Stands Behind' Elders but He Repeats His Disagreement with Her Suggestion on Drugs
President Bill Clinton said Wednesday he disagrees with Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders' suggestion that legalizing drugs could help make streets safer, but he will "stand behind her foursquare.""When you have someone who is outspoken and energetic like...
Colman's Faces Bankruptcy Creditors Seek Chapter 7 Filing
Creditors of Colman's Deep-Discount Drugstore have filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against the store.The petition asks that Colman's Grant Village Inc., which operates the store, be placed in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 7 refers to the section...
Competition May Design East St. Louis Museum
The Gateway Arch, "so vital to the economic resuscitation of St. Louis, grew out of an architectural competition," says Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill.Now, Simon and Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, are hoping to inspire a great landmark on the other side...
Conference Cloaked in Controversy Clinton Pledge, Charges of Payola Cloud Meeting on Entitlements
Aides to President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he would attend a conference Monday in Pennsylvania on federal entitlement spending. The meeting is being underwritten by major corporations that were told that large contributions would ensure a seat...
Confusion Reigns over How to Meet Calcium Needs
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please tell me if there is a best time to take calcium supplements. For example, are they to be taken at meals?Take some calcium at mealtime. That's when your stomach acid production is at its peak, and you need stomach acid to absorb...
Contest May Design E. St. Louis Museum
The Gateway Arch, "so vital to the economic resuscitation of St. Louis, grew out of an architectural competition," says U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill.Now, Simon and U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, are hoping to inspire a great landmark on the other...
Council Supports Moving Fire Station Facility at Mckelvey and St. Charles Rock Roads Would Relocate Closer to I-70
The Bridgeton City Council has approved a zoning change that will allow the Pattonville Fire Station at McKelvey and St. Charles Rock roads to move north to McKelvey Road at Interstate 70.Pattonville Fire Chief John Norris said that traffic gridlock...
Councils Urge Review of Dispatch Move Fire District's Directors Asked to Reconsider Controversial Action
The Chesterfield City Council will join with Town and Country in passing resolutions asking the directors of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District to reconsider their move to a new dispatching service.The directors last summer passed what continues...
Crew Puts Finishing Touches on Telescope Repair Mission
With its new eyeglasses installed, the Hubble Space Telescope's repairs were nearly complete Wednesday.Only a few tasks remained for the fifth and final spacewalk overnight - the third for the team of Jeffrey Hoffman and Story Musgrave.Happy managers...
Cut Pipe Flush with Tree Trunk; Don't Pull It Out
Q. We just moved to a new home where there is a large pin oak tree that has a circumference of about 30 inches. Near the base of the trunk it looks like someone drove a pipe into the tree many years ago. It sticks up about a foot and a half. I am planning...
Deck the Halls with Pink Slips Year-End Slate Cleaning Often Brings Dismissals
'Tis the season to be fired.In one of the cruel ironies of the winter holidays, corporate America has a penchant for sending out pink slips to unwanted workers at a time when most people are preparing for gifts and good cheer."It's a heck of a way to...
Developers to Face New Sewer Rules
The Metropolitan Sewer District plans after Jan. 1 to hold three sticks over developers to make sure they properly install sanitary sewers and storm water control systems in their new subdivisions.The sticks are:A requirement that developers give the...
Dirty Birdies: Pigeons, Starlings Drop in on Illinois Capitol
At least 500 pigeons and starlings have turned the Illinois Capitol into an unofficial bird sanctuary - and created a filthy mess for tourists and state employees.It's virtually impossible to walk into the limestone landmark here without stepping on...
Disability Isn't Handicap for Pair Seeking Altar
Dear Percy Ross: I was born with spinal muscular atrophy and have used a wheelchair all of my life. I'm 37 years old or young, depending on how you look at it. In my life, I've met a few men, but nothing much came of those relationships. Five years ago,...
Don"t Expect Financial Rescue from State, Administrator Says
A business administrator of the Fort Zumwalt School District is urging caution in planning for the next few years despite promises of more money from the state under a new school-finance law.Edward Katcher, assistant superintendent of administration,...
Drug Rings `Clone' Cellular Phones
The latest hallmark of the illegal drug trade is snatching a cellular phone's electronic identity out of the air and using it to make thousands of dollars worth of illegal calls.In the most recent example, officials announced last month the indictment...
Economy Picture Brightens Fed Survey Finds Moderate Growth
Retail sales are up, auto sales are jumping, factory orders are climbing and some companies are hiring. So says the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in a rather upbeat report on the region's economy.It echoed reports from other Federal Reserve regional...
Election Board Move Up for Council Vote
Will the St. Louis County Election Board's proposal to move next year to a business park in Maplewood make it easier or harder for residents to deal with the agency?That's among the questions being debated by County Council members as they move toward...
Ensemble in Concert Tonight Performance Focuses on Festive, Historic
If you're looking for something festive and historic to do this week, step back in time to Elizabethan England with a group of madrigal singers, crooning of lost love and the mysterious healing powers of tobacco.The University of Missouri at St. Louis...
Failure in Filtration System Has Nation's Capital Boiling
Official Washington and over half a million residents of the nation's capital and Virginia suburbs struggled through a "boiled water alert" Wednesday after excess levels of suspended particles were found in the water supply.After a filtration system...
Fashion Critic: Mr. Blackwell Goes Shopping - and It Isn't Pretty
RICHARD BLACKWELL ambles over to a corner display in the salon level of the pricey Escada Plaza on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, gingerly removes the black and white print dress he calls "dressed-up Tobacco Road," deftly replaces it with a white-collared,...
Fast Furniture: A Versatile Futon Fits Just about Anywhere
FOR THOUSANDS of years, the Japanese have slept on cotton futons that are rolled up and stored during the day.In the 1970s, these mattresses-on-the-floor began to catch on in the United States, particularly in trendy California.They were especially handy...
Father's Words Go Unanswered
GRIEF IS a conversation.Gene Foster talks, and the photograph of his daughter, Jackie, listens. Her picture hangs in his bedroom in Imperial."She is the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing I see at night," said Foster, 50.Foster is a...
Fewer Cheers: Firms Are More Careful about Alcohol at Office Parties
'Tis the season when employees can get tipsy as the spiked-punch bowl replaces the water cooler at some holiday office parties.But efforts here and nationwide seek to make employers who do serve liquor more responsible hosts, particularly this time of...
Full Moon Blues: Band Rocking toward Mecca
When a local act tours, it is usually to a city no farther away than a day's drive in the old band van. But when Doug Carson hits the road, he flies in a C-130 cargo plane to a gig on the other side of the world."This Christmas, I will be performing...
Go for Baroque: Add Holiday Glitter All around the House
IT'S NO SURPRISE that most holiday catalogs look as though their pages have been sprinkled with glitter or bathed in sunlight. Like candlelight and a crackling fire, gold and amber accents can add a shimmery glow. Strategically placed, gilt touches can...
Goodbye to Old Cold Warriors Missile Silos Go Up in Smoke - Peacefully - to Make Room for B-2
Out with the old . . . On Wednesday, an Air Force demolition team blew up the first of 150 missile silos scattered around southwestern Missouri.In with the new . . . On Dec. 17, the first B-2 Stealth bomber will arrive at the aircraft's new home, Whiteman...
Gospel Group Ruby Russell Inspirational Singers Will Perform at Christmas Concert
Ruby Russell learned gospel singing at her mother's knee; Russell's mother and brother were music teachers who organized eight members of their family into the Harrison Inspirational Singers.As Russell's mother grew older, Russell took charge of the...
Go Vest, Young Man, Go Vest
IN THE EYES of many clothing designers, virtually no tailored menswear look should go unvested this winter."Vest popularity seems to have reached critical proportions," says Jack Herschlag, executive director of the National Association of Men's Sportswear...
Group Welcomes New Director; Retiree Honored
I attended a festive party last week, a luncheon at the Junior League tea room at which board members of the East Central District of Missouri Garden clubs greeted ECD's new director, Wilma Stortz, and applauded the achievements of retiring director...
Gulf War Veterans' Afflictions Grow More Perplexing Rashes, Paralysis, Breathing Problems Puzzle Special Clinic's Doctors
At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in downtown Birmingham, researchers are hunting desperately for clues to Willie Hicks' skin rash, Walter Davis' paralysis and the unexplainable breathing problems that have put Sears McQueen, at only 38, walking...
Hawks Stop Detroit, Win 11th in Row
The Atlanta Hawks won their 11th game in a row as Dominique Wilkins scored 20 points in a 105-97 win Wednesday night that extended the Detroit Pistons' losing streak to seven.This is the Hawks' first 11-game winning string since the 1986-87 season. Their...
Hazelwood Central Pounces on Howell Mistakes, Wins 8-3
Sometimes a score fails to tell the whole story of a sporting event. Such was the the case Monday night."We lost 8-3, but it wasn't an 8-3 game," said Jim Hofer, coach of the Francis Howell team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association."Overall, I was...
Hope Springs Eternal with Shoppers
ILLUSION sells.When I shop, I am always amazed at how I get sucked in by it. The other day I was wandering through Kmart and saw a picture of Jaclyn Smith in a two-piece green sweater set. I bought the same two-piece green sweater set she was wearing....
Horses, Pencils, Girls Basketball Give Town Fame
The young players in the small town grow up bouncing basketballs in their dreams. They attend the local high school's soldout games, visit the team's plush locker room and stand in awe as the players run onto the court amid the cheers of hundreds of...
Hoya Coach Can Make (Nba) Man of Jahidi White
When Cardinal Ritter star Jahidi White takes center stage tonight at the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout, some folks may not view him as a local hero. Which is too bad.White hurt some feelings by choosing Georgetown over St. Louis University for his collegiate...
Hud Buys 120 Units in Laclede Town
THE U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has bought the 120-unit Laclede Park for $2.4 million from Laclede Associates in a foreclosure sale. Laclede Park is one of four projects in Laclede Town built in the 1960s; it was once a haven for upwardly...
Illini Learn Large Lesson in Loss
Before christening Deon Thomas and Shelly Clark as the next killer Twin Towers of college hoops, one will have to consider Tuesday night's game against Marquette.Much was made about how the two Illinois inside men would complement each other this season...
Illinois' Welfare Agency Still Abusing Kids
Notwithstanding good intentions, Illinois can't seem to straighten out its child welfare agency. That's why a federal judge is threatening to step in and overhaul the agency himself. The state's Department of Children and Family Services has been under...
Investors Applaud as Xerox Cuts 10,000 Jobs Stock Rises $5.62 1/2
Xerox Corp. said Wednesday it will cut more than 10,000 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force, close plants and take charges totaling $854 million to streamline operations and settle an antitrust lawsuit.Most investors applauded the company's latest...
It's Cool: Moose-Hunting in Japan? L.L. Bean Comes to Tokyo
JUST A FEW years ago, it seemed as if nothing could pry fashionable young Tokyo-ites away from such symbols of youthful self-expression as Louis Vuitton handbags and Valentino suits.But times have changed in the recession-battered 1990s, and so have...
Kids Learn New Ways to Settle Differences `Each of Us Has Our Own Ways of Solving Things'
Mother and Father Earth are sick and tired of all the conflict."We get hurt by all these people having all these conflicts," said Mother Earth, draped in a string of green crepe paper."It hurts too much to go on," said Father Earth, who swooned and fell...
Klatt's Third-Period Goal Lifts Stars Past Penguins
Trent Klatt scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, as the Dallas Stars topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a National Hockey League game Wednesday night.Klatt fired Mike Modano's pass past goaltender Ken Wregget at 14 minutes...
Latex Causing Allergic Reactions Protein Gets Blame; Users of Rubber Gloves, Condoms Report Problems
Doctors are seeing more and more patients suffering from allergic reactions caused by natural rubber latex, the elastic material in surgical gloves and condoms.Dr. Ronald R. Brancaccio, a dermatologist at the New York University Medical Center, said...
Latoya Jackson Accuses Brother She Says She Believes the Molestation Allegations against Michael
Michael Jackson's sister, LaToya Jackson, hinted Wednesday that she believed charges that he molested children were true."I cannot and will not be a silent collaborator of his crimes against small innocent children," she told a hastily called press conference...
Leather Is Essential This Winter
BOMBER PILOTS wore them in World War II. Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda wore them on motorcycles. James Dean wore one driving a hot rod.Now Donna Karan includes one in her new catalog of essential wardrobe pieces for men. Given her penchant...
`Lenny' Production Offers Classic Martyr Personality
LENNY BRUCE lingers in America's collective imagination because of how his life and death became a classic martyr story: Bruce revealed the hypocrisy in our society, and for that we drove him to his doom.Jeff Skoblow, who plays Bruce in the Arts League...
Letter Bombs Send an Ominous Message
Not even sleepy, quiet Austria is immune from the resurgence of neo-Nazis. In less than one week, 10 letter bombs have exploded or been defused, and all the evidence points to neo-Nazi or fringe right-wing elements. For one thing, the recipients of the...
Levi's Captures Market with Ads for Women
ADVERTISING, historically, always has been a medium intended to persuade women to spend money.It has not always, however, been particularly flattering to women.Or honest with women.Or even respectful of women.If you have any question about this, think...
Many Ways to Prepare Gardens for Winter
"Putting the garden to bed" has become a gardening mantra, the topic for adult education courses, TV shows and magazine features. It sounds mystical, as though there were one single recipe for success.In fact, like other aspects of gardening, it boils...
Martin's Free Throws Push Purdue by New Orleans
East St. Louis Lincoln's Cuonzo Martin sank two free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime Wednesday night to earn No. 11 Purdue an 84-82 victory over New Orleans.Purdue (6-0) had to battle back after trailing much of the first half, and then had to...
Mercantile to Foreclose and Sell Mci Building
Mercantile Bank has moved to deal with one of its biggest real estate headaches, a $30 million loan on the MCI Building, 100 South Fourth Street. The bank is publishing foreclosure notices, with a foreclosure sale set for Jan. 4.The money was borrowed...
Missouri Businesses Get Break on Workers Comp Insurance
Gov. Mel Carnahan says Missouri employers will save about $50 million next year on the Second Injury Fund and other areas of workers compensation insurance."This administration will continue to make every effort to minimize the cost of the workers compensation...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We open up the old peepers with a question many sports fans might be wondering since watching the Blues beat the Blackhawks 3-2 Tuesday: Which is smarter? Skunk cabbage or STEVE SMITH?Skunk cabbage is an Eastern North American perennial herb of the arum...
New Developer Wants County Guarantee for 50 Pct. of Resort Loan
Don Breckenridge, who has built nine hotels in the St. Louis area, eagerly wants to build a conference center and resort at West Alton.Further, Breckenridge believes that he can find lenders who would finance the project with only a 50 percent guarantee...
New Museum Chronicles Postwar Germany, More Nazi Era `Something That Cannot Be Escaped'
Hermann Goering's train car is already in place. Soon to arrive will be clothes worn by Nazi death camp inmates and the fuselage of a U.S. cargo plane that helped break the Berlin Blockade.The new government museum, Germany's House of History, chronicles...
No Clue to Answer to Haiti's Trouble
Former Haitian Prime Minister Robert Malval is all that the United States could ask for in a Caribbean leader. He is a rich businessman with a conscience. His English is excellent, and as a student in the United States, he marched at Selma, Alabama....
Note-Worthy Gifts Some Suggestions for the Music Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List
IN THE LAST few years, boxed collections of pop music and jazz have begun taking up more and more space in record stores. This Christmas season, the bewildered shopper could conceivably find more than 250 such packages, in a variety of shapes, sizes...
Note-Worthy Gifts Some Suggestions for the Music Lover on Your Holiday Shopping List
IF FOR NO other reason than convenience, recordings in compact-disc format make ideal holiday gifts.Their relatively small size makes them easy to wrap, easy to tote and easy to stuff into stockings. Assuming the hosts have an up-to-date audio system,...
No Way to Comfort Dog That's Left Behind
Dear Ann Landers: I know this is going to sound incredibly anthropomorphic, but is there any way to help a dog deal with grief?I have two dogs that have not been separated since they were newborn puppies. They are not related. Rex will soon have to be...
Officials: Keep Sports Intramural for 8th Grade, Not Interscholastic
Ladue School District officials oppose a plan to include eighth-grade students in interscholastic sports.Ladue Athletic Director Michael Ramming said he and most educators in the St. Louis area agree that interscholastic sports should start with ninth...
Older, Wiser Clinton Counts Wins, Losses President Marvels at Powers of Partisanship
BILL CLINTON'S biggest frustration during his first year as president was discovering that partisanship, not policy, is what most drives Washington.His greatest delight: the power to do things that change people's lives.And the biggest surprise? The...
Out-of-State Recruiters Corralling Area Players Mu May Miss out on Richly Talented Group
The exodus of St. Louis football talent figures to grow to a bigger, more impressive wave this recruiting season."If Missouri doesn't make a decision and hire a head coach really fast, they're going to fall so far behind that it might be too late," McCluer...
Outside Analysts Project Pros, Cons of Clinton's Health Plan
Americans would pay higher premiums under President Bill Clinton's health care reforms than forecast, and the federal deficit reduction would be lower than predicted, outside analysts said Wednesday.But they also estimated that the overall plan could...
Parity Makes Coaching Paramount
National Basketball Association coaching is overrated.Does anyone still believe this?Though this tenet has been espoused for years and reinforced by the individual brilliance of Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, the NBA is entering an era...
Partial Victory for Scenic Highways
An amendment that would have allowed the billboard industry to place its signs along 15,000 miles of scenic byways across the United States was stripped from a bill passed by Congress. Thanks to Rep. John Dingell and protests from environmental and highway...