St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 4, 1993

$25 Million Will Help Cities Shelter Homeless Hud Seeks to `Patch Together Quilt' for Needy
The federal government is offering $25 million as a catalyst to get cities moving on initiatives to house the homeless this winter.The money will go to "innovative programs which will be available on a nationwide basis to provide services . . . to get...
A-B Jumps into Ice Beer Legal Fray
Accompanying ice beer - the latest craze in the slow-growth brewing business - is a near blizzard of charges and countercharges among the industry's big boys.The biggest, Anheuser-Busch Inc., is the latest to join the fray. It filed suit Thursday in...
A Christmas Puppy May Be a Problem
DOGS EXPERTS in St. Louis have some advice for people thinking about getting a puppy during the holidays.Don't."Never pick the holidays," said Fran King of Kennelwood Village. "It's too stressful and there's too much the puppy can get into."Rita Brumm...
Aide to Brown Got Waiver on Vietnam
Robert J. Stein, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown's chief of staff, recently sought and received special permission to work on Vietnam policy after disclosing that he owned part of a company set up to help businesses trade with Vietnam. The company is now...
Aldermen Approve Street Funds Some Blacks View Action as Sectionalism, Neglect
The Board of Aldermen on Friday allocated $1.3 million to repair two flood-damaged streets in south St. Louis, raising howls of protest by aldermen from the city's northern wards."We can't spend all this money on two streets in south St. Louis and not...
An Entertaining Room in West St. Louis County
LARRY KEITH is as thrilled as a child on Christmas morning with what he cheerfully admits are "toys" in his new home in west St. Louis County."You know what they say - that the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys," Keith said...
Anorexia Can Pose a Double Whammy
Dear Dr. Donohue: My wife is reed thin. She is an avid exerciser. But despite that fact, she picks at food. This combination is particularly worrisome to me. I've spoken with her, and she gets angry when I say her behavior is anorexic. She insists that...
A System for Less Than $1,00
YOU NEED NOT throw everything out and start over to create a home theater. Here's how to have your own home theater for less than $1,000, with the following basic equipment:Television set. The bigger, the better (40 to 50 inches are what most home theater...
A System for Less Than $1,000
YOU NEED NOT throw everything out and start over to create a home theater. Here's how to have your own home theater for less than $1,000, with the following basic equipment:Television set. The bigger, the better (40 to 50 inches are what most home theater...
At Last, Japanese Political Reform
Japan took an important, indeed almost revolutionary, step last month in enacting fundamental political reform. The lower house of the Japanese Diet approved a package of measures changing the way its members are elected that promises to completely...
Badgers Hope Trip to Tokyo Is Beginning of Journey to Roses
When Wisconsin plays Michigan State this weekend, the Badgers will be starting a journey they hope will end a series of droughts.First, Wisconsin will be trying to beat the Spartans for the first time in nine games.A victory would send the Badgers to...
Blues' Late Fade Hands Win to Leafs Down 4-2, Toronto Prevails 5-4
THUD!"That's rock bottom," Blues coach Bob Berry surmised after an exasperating 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night at The Arena.And who could argue? The Blues played two of their stronger periods of the National Hockey League season...
Boy Scouts Ban Leader Accused of Sex Offenses
The Boy Scouts of America banned a former assistant Cub Scout leader from East Carondelet from working for the Scouts after he was indicted on charges of sexually assaulting three boys, a Scout official said Friday.The man, Kenny Wayne McClenahan, 35,...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SW Bell Sells Metromedia Unit</P><P>Southwestern Bell Corp. has sold Metromedia Paging Services Inc. to MobileMedia Corp. of Ridgefield Park, N.J., for $308 million.</P><P>MobileMedia is a company...
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ILLINOIS BELLEVILLE Judge To Retire, Opening Spot On Ballot</P><P>Circuit Judge William B. Starnes, 58, of Belleville, said Friday he planned to leave the bench a year from now. He said he was announcing his retirement early so that...
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NATION SHUTTLE MISSION Endeavour Maneuvers To Snatch Hubble</P><P>After stalking the Hubble telescope through the sky for 820,000 miles, the shuttle Endeavour maneuvered ever closer on Friday, narrowing the distance to an eventual...
Cancer Agency Changes Guidelines for Women in 40s
The National Cancer Institute on Friday changed its guidelines for mammography screening and no longer recommends that women aged 40 to 49 have mammograms on a regular basis to detect breast cancer.Instead, the agency said that scientific experts reached...
Cards Take Bigger Bytes of Creativity
"Yo Santa."With that original greeting, Katie Linstead opened her annual holiday letter, giving readers information and entertainment set in rap verses."All I did was sit down at the computer, and it just came out," said Linstead, a social worker from...
Challenges Come Fast for New Cornell Coach
Al Walker is only 34 and has coached all of two basketball games as the man in charge of an NCAA Division I program.But already Cornell's Walker has thoughts of retirement."I can't wait to retire and move back to Colorado," Walker said. "Here I am already...
Church Leaders, Members at Odds over Death Penalty
Most of the nation's larger religious institutions oppose the death penalty, but most Americans support it.And they do so by a strong, growing majority as the pace of executions increases.In this case as in others, there's a big gap between positions...
Classic Coat Made from Classic Fabric
Dear Eunice Farmer: I am wondering if Ultrasuede is out of fashion. I never see any designer clothes made out of this fabric.Ultrasuede is a classic fabric, and in my opinion it will never be out of style. Designers must always find something new for...
Classic Rockers Offer More of Same at Concert
TO TWIST a paraphrase of Prince, the audience at the American Theatre Thursday night partied like it was 1979.Four blasts from the past - Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash - performed their guitar-driven, fist-pumping rock 'n' roll...
Clinton Embraces Former Peers Democrats Push Differences over Health Care Plan into Background
PRESIDENT Bill Clinton returned to his political roots Friday to brag about dramatic gains for the "New Democrat" agenda in his first year.Clinton's homecoming speech to the Democratic Leadership Council could have turned into a confrontation over differences...
Coffey Leads Wings in Rout of Senators
Paul Coffey had a a goal and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings routed the lethargic Ottawa Senators 8-1 Friday night.The Red Wings, who have won four of five, took 37 shots in the game to only 21 for Ottawa, which has only a win and a tie in its last...
Cold Cars Steer Stiffly
Dear Tom and Ray: OK, you two, let's see you answer this one. I have a 1985 Chevy Celebrity, and my brother has a 1984 Buick Century. We both seem to have the same problem with our power steering. When we first start our cars on cold mornings, the steering...
Courts/police
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: SENTENCINGSBerkeley: Aubrey Morgan, 21, of St. Louis, was sentenced Friday in St. Louis County...
Crowd Cheers Escobar for Many Poor People, He Was a Robin Hood
Pablo Escobar, the drug lord who was one of the world's most hunted criminals, was buried in a downpour Friday in a funeral punctuated by the chants of thousands of slum-dwellers who considered him a Robin Hood.Crowds of people screaming "Pablo, Pablo,...
Deaf, Blind, Man Dies after a Life as John Doe 24 He Was Found Wandering in '45
The mystery of John Doe No. 24 outlived him.There were few clues when the deaf, blind teen-ager was found wandering the streets of Jacksonville in 1945. There were no answers when he died this week.He was unable to speak, his relatives couldn't be found,...
Desmet Wins on 3-Pointer in Last Seconds
In the 1970s, Johnny Parker was a big name in St. Louis-area basketball.On Friday, Johnny Parker - son of the '70s standout - was a big name in the Vianney Tournament. He scored a game-high 16 points and led the Webster Groves Statesmen to a 61-34 victory...
Expect Soupy Air to Linger
The heavy fog that rolled into the St. Louis area is expected to linger a while, weather experts say."It will be cloudy, dreary and damp through Saturday," said Butch Dye, a National Weather Service specialist.The thick fog, accompanied by light rain,...
FBI Stand on Gays Changed Reno Says Orientation, Security Now Separate
Attorney General Janet Reno says the Justice Department will not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation when conducting security clearances.The policy, announced Thursday, reverses a longstanding FBI practice that treated homosexuality in itself...
Flames' Goal: Singe `Big' Illinois
Bob Hallberg coaches basketball at the University of Illinois-Chicago, a commuter school of 25,000.Unlike his counterpart at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Hallberg's team has a date with the BIG school in the state on the schedule every season.UMSL's...
Gadgets Can Fix Breakfast, Make Bread
Q: For Christmas, I want to get my mother some new cooking gadget, like an automatic complete breakfast maker or bread maker. Do these cooking appliances use much more energy than the stove or ovens? H.J.A: Most countertop cooking appliances use much...
Her Grown Children Are Self-Absorbed, Inattentive
Dear Ann Landers: "Dysfunctional Mother in Vancouver," who decided on a year's "vacation" from her children, is sure to strike some sympathetic chords."Dysfunctional" was angry because her youngest son refused to join the others in putting money aside...
Her Own Little Secret Is Everybody's Now
JENNIFER BONWICH'S secret is out. Way out - millions of people now know.Her secret was that she was exercising to Richard Simmons' "Sweatin' to the Oldies" tape. It was a secret until she wrote to Simmons. He was so impressed with her letter that he...
Hogs Barbecue Mizzou 120-68; Biggest Loss Ever for Tigers
The Missouri Tigers basketball team had become accustomed to Barnhill-burning, improbably winning its last five games at Arkansas' rickety, treacherous Barnhill Arena.But coach Norm Stewart's spell was snapped rudely by the second-ranked Razorbacks...
Home Movies Creating a Theater Starts with a Tv, the Right Speakers and an Audio/video Receiver
WHEN LIFESTYLE experts predicted we'd be entertaining at home more in the '90s, they probably didn't realize what scale that entertainment might reach.It's one thing to invite a few friends over to watch a movie or football game on your large-screen...
In Harm's Way
The word "Waco" has come to symbolize a botched operation by federal agents more concerned about barging into action than about whether their strategy was just. But based on a continuing investigation by the Justice Department, reported by The New York...
Jackson St. Coach Still Globe Trotting
As his players snored and fidgeted through their 12-hour bus excursion from Jackson, Miss., to Columbia, Mo., on Friday morning, Jackson State basketball coach Andy Stoglin snarfed down sunflower seeds."They keep me up," Stoglin said.Stoglin needed to...
Jobless Rate Falls to 6.4% Statistics Bathe Economic Outlook with a Rosy Glow
In a sign that the nation's economy is mending, the unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in November, the lowest level in nearly three years.The index dropped from 6.8 percent in October, indicating that the number of people out of work last month fell...
Joy amid Grief Last Great Army-Navy Showdown Gave Respite to Pain from JFK Death
On the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, Rollie Stichweh, Don Parcells and a few other teammates on the Army football team were crossing the campus at West Point, N.Y., on their way to class.A cadet stuck his head out a dormitory window and shouted the news:...
Judges Will Release Full Iran-Contra Report
The independent counsel's final report on the Iran-Contra affair will be made public soon with few, if any, deletions, a federal appeals court said Friday."The court not only considers it appropriate but in the public interest that as full a disclosure...
Laimbeer: Grudging Respect
There will be no fond farewell tour for Bill Laimbeer such as Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar received. NBA fans won't even have one last chance to boo the most unpopular player in all of sports, who retired Wednesday.So who will miss Detroit's...
Line of Lease Resistance Has to Be Erased
Bernie Bits:</P><P>I'm not going to stoop to Chuck Knight's level by pointing fingers and exploding into a tirade about whom we should blame for the loss of a National Football League expansion franchise.</P><P>All of the major...
Long Shots That's What Siue Needs to Be to Successful
The basketball season at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville should be known as the "Year Of The 3-pointer.""This team is going to shoot a lot of (3-pointers) because of our lack of height," second-year coach Jack Margenthaler said. "So we're going...
Marred Meeting with Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is an important symbol for all citizens of free societies because he is under a death threat by the Iranian government for writing a novel, "The Satanic Verses," that Iranian leaders judged blasphemous. They have put a $3 million price...
Mcdonnell Is Putting C-17 under New Management
McDonnell Douglas Corp. said Friday it will change the top manager of its C-17 program, which is behind schedule, more than $1 billion over budget and threatened with cancellation.Donald R. Kozlowski, who has managed several fighter programs for the...
Mcdonnell to Close Tulsa Plant 1,150 Losing Their Jobs
McDonnell Douglas Corp., continuing to cut costs, announced Friday that it will close its plant in Tulsa, Okla.Approximately 1,150 people work at the Tulsa plant, a decrease from the peak of 3,200 workers in 1990, said James Reed, corporate spokesman...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A quick note of relief that the real National Hockey League officials are back. Because let's face it, nobody calls a game like RON HOGGARTH and besides, maybe now Blues watchers will find a new alibi. *****Living a lie is never...
New Parents Take Breath, Count Blessings Up to 4
In six weeks, Patrick and Natalie Nasi can kiss the sandman good-bye. That's when their quadruplets are scheduled to come home.The couple, from O'Fallon, Mo., became parents Thursday of two boys and two girls born 11 weeks early. Each weighed at least...
Nhl Officials Return to Cheers - at Least for a While
The nightmare was over.In honor of that, veteran linesman Dan Schachte announced the return of the National Hockey League's varsity officials with a line similar to one used in the horror flick "Poltergeist.""We're baaa-aack!" yelled Schachte, as the...
North Korea Offers to Allow Inspections
In a move that keeps alive the possibility of a diplomatic solution to the crisis over North Korea's nuclear program, Clinton administration officials said Friday that North Korea had offered to allow international inspectors wider access to nuclear...
Party Was over before It Began When Stallions Got the Nay Say
Life went on.James Tolen, a wiry man wearing a wry smile and an ink-splattered apron, sprayed a solution onto a purplish-pink stencil on a screen. The "Stallions" dissolved."Off they come," Tolen said Tuesday, standing in the printing plant at Picturesque...
People
AL PACINO is wrapping up talks to star in "Noriega" for director OLIVER STONE. The Hollywood Reporter said Pacino had long been interested in portraying Gen. MANUEL ANTONIO NORIEGA in the movie detailing the rise and fall of the former Panamanian strongman....
Posnanski Scores Winner as Gamecocks Make Final
For almost 82 minutes, Friday's NCAA soccer semifinal between South Carolina and Cal State-Fullerton resembled a boxing match between two great counter-punchers.But at 81 minutes 53 seconds, substitute Jamie Posnanski delivered what proved to be the...
Refs' Whistles Leave Some Players Groaning
The regular NHL referees and linesmen were back after a 17-day strike, and the players, coaches and fans were glad to see them. That is, until the whistles began blowing.In Miami, the Buffalo Sabres thought they had scored the go-ahead goal with 2 minutes...
Reserves Lift Heels over G. Washington
With all the attention on the matchup of the marquee centers, two North Carolina reserves stole the show.Freshman forward Jerry Stackhouse scored 19 and sophomore guard Dante Calabria added 17, career highs for both, as the fourth-ranked Tar Heels beat...
Robinson Ramrods Purdue to Easy Win
Glenn Robinson scored 29 points Friday night, leading No. 14 Purdue to a 98-74 victory over James Madison in the opening round of the Boilermaker Invitational.Robinson, who had 21 points in the first half, finished with 15 rebounds. He began the night...
Rockets Fizzle out in Atlanta Bid for NBA Record Is Foiled by Hawks
The Houston Rockets were far from perfect Friday night."When we bust the bubble, we bust the bubble, don't we?" coach Rudy Tomjanovich said after the Atlanta Hawks routed his Rockets 133-111.The Rockets fell one victory shy of becoming the first National...
Roosevelt Buys Farm & Home Deal Would Make S&l No. 3 in Area
Roosevelt Bank said Monday that it plans to buy Farm & Home Savings, creating the third-biggest financial institution in St. Louis and the nation's 10th largest savings and loan.Roosevelt will pay for the Kansas City-based S&L with stock worth $258 million...
Safe Passage in a Dangerous World
Every parent's nightmare has come true with the death of Angie Housman and the disappearance of Cassidy Senter. Those two cases, plus a third attempted abduction of a child in the north St. Louis County area, have families and police on edge, wondering...
Sarajevo Gets Pledge of Unity Bosnian Leader Vows He'll Never Split City with Serbs
Bosnia's Muslim president promised on Friday never to divide Sarajevo with Serbian attackers.Just hours before President Alija Izetbegovic spoke, mortar bombs killed five Sarajevans and wounded at least 10.During Izetbegovic's news conference, shelling...
Series Eyes Relationship between Humans, Dogs
`WE ASK some pretty serious questions," says Michael Waldman, "like, `Did the dog get a good deal when the original contract was made? Is human whim and fashion being followed at the expense of the dog's happiness or benefit?' "Waldman is executive producer...
Sports Shorts
Hall Is Top Qualifier For Senior PGA Tour</P><P>Bill Hall, head pro at Glen Echo Country Club, won the Senior PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament in Haines City, Fla., on Friday. He beat Graham Marsh by 2 strokes.</P><P>Hall...
Spurs Win as Robinson Bests O'neal
David Robinson had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, winning another matchup with Shaquille O'Neal as San Antonio defeated Orlando 94-84 Friday night.The National Basketball Association victory was the Spurs' seventh in a row.Robinson made six free...
Stars Have Chance to Keep Blues in Dark
On the up side, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was not sighted at the Blues' practice Friday at the Brentwood Ice Rink.On the down side, answers were as scarce as victories for the slump that is obliterating the team's best start ever.The Blues opened the National...
Stores Sell out of Personal Alarms as Parents Seek to Ease Fear
Worried parents caused a mini-run on personal alarms sold at some Radio Shack stores Friday.The devices are about the size of a beeper and emit a shrill sound when a pin is pulled. One was carried by Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter and found after the 10-year-old...
Super Handyman
Q: My basement wall stays damp most of the time. I am afraid that I might have to have some expensive excavating work done from the outside of the wall but am trying to determine if the moisture is coming from the outside or maybe the inside of the wall....
Sympathetic Ear, Soft Shoulder Fill Children's Needs
IT's BEEN 44 YEARS since I was a newborn. It has been three years, two months and 10 days since I last gave birth to one of my own, and several weeks since I held someone else's.I figured my baby fever had finally broken two years ago. I was awakened...
Tips Produce No Sighting of Girl Parents and Police Change Routine
At Barrington Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District, a group of parents met Friday morning to organize "safe homes" for their children.In Florissant, police brass met with 30 principals of public and private schools for 45 minutes to explain...
Tips Produce No Sighting of Girl Police Probe New Incident near School
Police scrambling for clues in the disappearance of 10-year-old Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter are looking into an incident Friday in north St. Louis County in which a man tried to coax a school girl into his car.Meanwhile, most county police efforts focused...
Tips Produce No Sighting of Girl Police Probe New Incident near School
By Kim Bell Of the Post-Dispatch StaffPolice scrambling for clues in the disappearance of 10-year-old Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter are looking into an incident Friday in north St. Louis County in which a man tried to coax a school girl into his car.Meanwhile,...
Tree of Lights Donations Lag Behind '92 Level
The Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights drive is only 27 percent of the way to its goal, with $912,338 in monetary donations and pledges reported by late Friday.Last year at this time the Tree of Lights in Kiener Plaza downtown glowed with 35 percent...
Washington U., Carleton to Battle for Lopata Title
Washington University will try to snap a four-year Lopata Classic title drought tonight when the host Bears (3-3) face Carleton (Minn.) College in the championship game of the 10th annual tournament.The Bears advanced to the title game Friday with a...
When Dogs Get Too Popular: A Ticking Time Bomb?
THINKING of buying a Christmas puppy? Be forewarned that bad breeding practices are changing the personality of some of America's favorite canines.The gentle golden retriever, for example, legendary as the contented and good-humored companion of the...
World's Nations Close to Pact on GATT Clinton Calls Exports U.S.'S `Lifeblood'
RONALD REAGAN proposed it. George Bush came within a whisker of finishing it. Bill Clinton may claim it as the crowning foreign policy achievement of his presidency.Nearly eight years after they began, worldwide negotiations aimed at lowering trade...
World"s Nations Close to Pact on Trade Clinton Calls Exports U.S.'S `Lifeblood'
RONALD REAGAN proposed it. George Bush came within a whisker of finishing it. Bill Clinton may claim it as the crowning foreign policy achievement of his presidency.Nearly eight years after they began, worldwide negotiations aimed at lowering trade...
World's Nations Close to Pact on Trade Clinton Calls Exports U.S.'S `Lifeblood'
RONALD REAGAN proposed it. George Bush came within a whisker of finishing it. Bill Clinton may claim it as the crowning foreign policy achievement of his presidency.Nearly eight years after they began, worldwide negotiations aimed at lowering trade...
Worried about What an Ex-Boss May Say
Q: I'm worried that my former employer may tell a prospective employer bad things about me and hurt my chances of getting a job.</P><P>I did my former job in a professional way for five and a half years, but I left because of a personality...