St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 8, 1993

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33-Year Leader of Ivory Coast Dies of Cancer Houphouet-Boigny Kept African Nation Stable
President Felix Houphouet-Boigny's death Tuesday left his political heirs to battle for succession in the West African nation he forged into a rock of stability during 33 years in power.Houphouet-Boigny, at least 88, was known as the Grand Old Man of...
A Gusher Abilene Strikes It Rich with Cooper High Star
Andrae Patterson learned to play basketball in Iceland. He fell in love with the game in the west Texas town of Abilene. He has become perhaps the nation's best high school player and a new version of a Western folk hero.What's wrong with this story?Only...
Ameritech Seeks to Go Long-Distance
Ameritech, the telephone company that provides local service to parts of the Midwest, sought Justice Department approval Tuesday to enter the long-distance business.MCI Communications and American Telephone & Telegraph Co., the nation's two largest long-distance...
And the Coaches Say: All-Gac Selections for 1993
The Gateway Athletic Conference soccer coaches faced their usual problems in coming up with the 1993 All-GAC team."Every year, somebody goes away disappointed, but that's the nature of selecting a team like this," Duchesne High coach Dave Thurmer said....
A Plea to Limit Arms Transfers
The traditional season of "Peace on Earth" has officially begun. But events in Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti and, yes, even here at home give us reason for pause. Daily newspapers bombard us with images of young men toting machine guns, ruins of demolished...
Apple Wins in Flap over Gay Policy Texas County Votes to Give Tax Break
Williamson County commissioners Tuesday reversed their controversial stance denying Apple Computer Inc. a tax break because it gives homosexual couples full employee health benefits.The new vote, granting Apple tax incentives, clears the way for Apple...
Barge Freight Down Still Recovering from the Flood
Although barge lines have been scrambling since September to clear away a backlog caused by summer flooding, the amount of freight moving through St. Louis remains far below last year's level."It's been a pretty difficult year for the industry," said...
Bassen Beats the Boss, Scores Arbitration Winner
Center Bob Bassen prevailed Tuesday in his salary arbitration case against the Blues.Arbitrator Paul McLaren ruled that Bassen, 28, a defensive specialist, deserved the $425,000 annual salary that he had asked for in a two-year contract - one year, plus...
Bills' Win at Creighton Lessens Road Kill Rep
Even though St. Louis University led the entire basketball game, the Billikens still had to deal with the rigors of the road Monday night.The Bills' 78-71 triumph over Creighton doubled SLU's road victory total of last season - from one to two."Against...
Blues Win, Get Their Evens Brown Goal, Joseph Key 3-2 Victory
On Oct. 26, the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Blues a 9-2 defeat that coach Bob Berry called humiliating and embarrassing.On Tuesday, the Blues avenged that defeat, eking out a 3-2 victory over the rival Blackhawks in a National Hockey League game at...
Bosnia and Serbia Face Terrible Winter
The European Union governments are making one more attempt to bring a settlement to Yugoslavia. They demand territorial concessions to Bosnia by Serbians and Croatians. The Bosnians are then to surrender. Sanctions on Serbia would be lifted, and Croatia...
Briefcase
ILLINOIS EARNINGS Deere & Co. Reports Its Best 4th Quarter</P><P>The best fourth quarter in Deere & Co. history helped the farm machinery maker achieve its second-best sales year ever - a feat that surprised Wall Street, analysts...
Briefs
ILLINOIS SIUE PRESIDENT Oregonian Withdraws As Finalist For Post</P><P>Richard S. Meyers, identified earlier as one of four finalists for the president's job at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, has removed his name from...
Busch May Build Brewery in China
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., which bought a 5 percent stake in China's largest brewery company in June, is close to agreement on a major investment that will include joint construction of a new brewery in eastern China.Chairman August A. Busch III said...
Casino Management Firm Makes New Play for Jefferson County
A Baptist church, a Teamsters union local, an Indian tribe and a gambling company are unlikely players in another effort to float a casino in Jefferson County.Carole Halicki, director of public relations for Par-A-Dice casino management company of Peoria,...
CD-Rom May Not Be the Perfect Gift for Christmas, but Then Again . .
If there's a computer user in your house, you'll never have to worry about finding the perfect Christmas gift. There's a program or gadget out there for everyone.On the gadget front, my first recommendation is that you buy a multimedia upgrade. This...
Clinging to Duty and Honor Nurse from Lemay Recalls Pearl Harbor's Wounded
On the 52nd Pearl Harbor Day, it was Rosemary Luebkert's turn to try to find the words.Luebkert, 79, was a 24-year-old Army nurse in Honolulu trying to fall asleep after a typical midnight shift when the explosions rattled her window. On Tuesday, she...
Clinton May Cede Lease to Convention Commission
Jerry Clinton says he's ready to turn over his share of the stadium lease to the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, apparently for less than he was asking late last month from the Gateway Football Partnership."I will not stand in the way of...
Council Gives Voice to South African Blacks
BLACKS TOOK OFFICE in government for the first time Tuesday to help steer South Africa toward democracy and end 341 years of white domination.About 30 rightist, armed whites staged a theatrical bid to stress their opposition to the historic occasion...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl 'Hawks Eye Nedved
Central Division</P><P>Blackhawks GM Bob Pulford has done a nice job bringing younger legs to his roster, and league insiders say he may not be done yet. The 'Hawks have taken a run at Canucks holdout center Petr Nedved and are said...
Departures Cast Doubt on Clinton's Ethics Rules
MAKING THE FIRST of what could be a series of personnel moves, Thomas F. McClarty III, the White House chief of staff, appointed Phil Lader, a budget official, as his top deputy Tuesday.Lader, an old friend of President Bill Clinton, will replace Roy...
Despite Area's Bad Soil, Some Vibrant New Wines from Salinas Valley
BILL JEKEL understands about living against the odds. Before he became a winemaker, he was in the movie business.He has owned Jekel Vineyards for just over 20 years, making fine wine from grapes grown in rocky soil in one of California's driest areas,...
Discovery of Utility Line Alters Construction Plan
Trustees of St. Charles County Community College will review several options next week on how to continue with a campus expansion plan that has been approved by the Cottleville Planning and Zoning Commission.College officials hit a potential roadblock...
Dogged Pursuit Underdogs on North Squad Had Plenty of Bite
The 1993 high school football season was underscored by the achievement of underdogs, especially in the North - Lutheran North and McCluer North.The McCluer North Stars, overshadowed by Hazelwood East most of the regular season, finished with a 12-2...
Don Ameche, 85; Won Oscar for Supporting Role in `Cocoon'
Don Ameche, the dashing leading man of the 1930s and '40s who won his only Oscar for his portrayal of an elderly swinger in the movie "Cocoon," has died of cancer at 85.Mr. Ameche worked until the end, finishing his work in "Corinna, Corinna," a family...
Ducks Goalie Enjoys His Heavy Workload
Ron Tugnutt shed his bulky goaltender's equipment, borrowed teammate Terry Yake's stick and gloves and gave his best impression of a right wing in a pickup game Friday hotly contested by other Anaheim Mighty Ducks players and the coaching staff at Arrowhead...
Elders' Call to Study Drug Legalization Draws Gop Scorn
Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said Tuesday that legalization of drugs "would markedly reduce our crime rate" and should be studied as a way to reduce violence.The White House immediately distanced itself from Elders' remarks. Some Senate Republicans...
Enzyme Count Can Track Cancer State in Body
Dear Dr. Donohue: For years, I have had a high alkaline phosphatase level, according to blood tests. I had breast cancer five years ago, and my oncologist is always worried about it. Do you have any information on this subject?When there's a rise in...
Experts Guessed Wrong on Late-Night Talkies
THREE months ago, the television industry was preparing for a classic showdown as David Letterman and Chevy Chase prepared to move in on the late-night talk-show territory staked out by Jay Leno. As the clock ticked down, predictions flew from coast...
Favorites to Read Aloud
'TIS the gift-giving season, and according to Jim Trelease, there's no better way to celebrate the holidays with a child than by sharing a good book."Story time is one of the most intimate moments that a parent and child can experience," he says. "It's...
Fear Fills Schools as California Molester Attacks 32 Children in 11 Months
One by one, 32 children fell prey to a serial molester who stalked them on their way to and from schools, filling classrooms with fear and mocking a police manhunt.A suspect in custody over the weekend was released Tuesday.The attacks in the suburban...
FEMA Chief to Push Flood Insurance Fix-Up
The nation's top disaster official disclosed plans Tuesday that he said would repair the federal flood insurance program, which left fewer than one in 10 flood victims protected this summer.James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management...
Financing of Resort off, Executive Says Schwendemann Rejects Developer's Plan
St. Charles County Executive Eugene C. Schwendemann says the prospective developer of a conference center, resort and golf course called Mississippi Coast at West Alton "must seek another source or method of financing" to make the project acceptable.Schwendemann...
Fire Takes Joy out of Mine Accord
Although many of the nation's coal miners were jubilant about a tentative settlement in their 7-month-old coal strike, some in Southern Illinois were less enthusiastic.A fire destroyed much of Peabody Coal Co.'s Randolph Preparation Plant near Marissa...
Former Brave Nixon Headed to Red Sox
While outfielder Otis Nixon has a new home with the Boston Red Sox, Rafael Palmeiro and some other prominent free agents have new opportunities today. Nixon, who declined to exercise a $2.5 million option with Atlanta, agreed to a $7 million, two-year...
For Some, Holidays Aren't Joyful
ONE COUPLE, Tracy and Bill Harris, remember the Thanksgiving when they ditched his ex-wife by eating at Howard Johnson.Nancy Delillio swears that the first Christmas after she divorced the father of her three children was so painful that she felt like...
For Starters, Siu-Cardondale Hopes to Build on Its Inexperience
For the first time in her 18 years at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, coach Cindy Scott entered a basketball season without a returning starter. But Scott is one of the winningest coaches in NCAA Division I, so the Salukis' inexperience does...
Forwards' Play May Drop Blues Back in Pack
The Blues can't expect much more from their top forwards.Brendan Shanahan has become a top penalty killer. Brett Hull is winning faceoffs and backchecking with a vengeance. Kevin Miller is fighting through nagging groin pulls to provide a big-time scoring...
Golf Course Expected to Open in September
Tee time for a new 18-hole, 72-par municipal golf course in Lake Saint Louis is set for early next fall.Mike Rippey, vice president of a Chicago company that is developing the course, told the Board of Aldermen Monday night that despite bad weather,...
Greed or Generosity: Kids and Holiday Gifts
IN the wonderful opening scene of what is arguably the most influential unrecognized novel in American literature, Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women," four sisters talk about how meager their Christmas is going to be because of the hardships of the Civil...
Guard-Edly Optimistic Bills Take on 0-4 Foe
Ask any college basketball coach with reason to care about St. Louis University's club, and he will mention the guards. Erwin Claggett, Scott Highmark, H Waldman, Carl Turner, Carlos McCauley have looked good in SLU's first four games.SLU carries a...
Guidelines for Teens Wondering about Sex
Dear Abby: I just read in another advice column that a 17-year-old boy got his girlfriend pregnant accidentally - and they were both virgins.They didn't actually go all the way, but he got the girl pregnant just from "fooling around." Can this be true?Please...
Guilty Plea Dropped in Molestation Texas Wouldn't Take Missouri Defendant
After several trips back and forth to Missouri and Texas jails, a St. Charles County man apparently will have another day in St. Charles County Circuit Court.The man, Richard G. Croxton, was charged last year with molesting a child from St. Charles County...
Gunman Kills 5, Hurts 20 on Train 3 Passengers Subdue Shooter, but Police Are without Motive
A gunman walked through the aisle of a packed rush-hour commuter train Tuesday evening and randomly shot at passengers, pausing to reload as people screamed and tried to flee.Three men and two women were killed in the shooting and 20 people were wounded,...
Hakeem, Faulk: Islands of Class in Sea of Sports
Old-timers love to harp on the absence of class in today's athlete.Oh, for the good old days of Joltin' Joe and Johnny U, of Arnie and the Cooz, when men were men and they didn't have to tell you every five minutes how great they were. Everyone already...
'Hawks Eye Nedved
Central Division</P><P>Blackhawks GM Bob Pulford has done a nice job bringing younger legs to his roster, and league insiders say he may not be done yet. The 'Hawks have taken a run at Canucks holdout center Petr Nedved and are said...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I recently got a new cookbook with some great-sounding recipes, but a number of them call for dry white wine.For several reasons, we cannot keep wine or even cooking sherry in our home. Therefore, is there any substitution that might be...
How to Help Vulnerable Kids Deal with the Stress
THE HOLIDAYS should be the happiest days of all for children. Often they are not, particularly when the children are from broken homes or blended homes.According to Patti Rosenthal, executive director of Kids in the Middle, the child may miss the other...
Hubble Cure Coming in Focus, NASA Hopes
Ever so gingerly, NASA's high-altitude repair workers installed corrective glasses on three Hubble Space Telescope instruments Tuesday as a cure for its nearsightedness.The result of the repairs by the space shuttle Endeavour's crew should be a telescope...
Hungry Vikings Eager to Bring Back the Glory
The Francis Howell High boys basketball team has gone through its share of rough times over the last two years.Now it's payback time."These guys played a lot as sophomores two years ago and again last year as juniors," Vikings coach Gerry Boehm said....
Indiana Matches Record at Line in Rout of Irish
Alan Henderson scored 21 points and Brian Evans added 19 as No. 12 Indiana rolled past Notre Dame 101-82 in a college basketball game Tuesday night.Indiana hit 37 of 53 free throws, matching the Assembly Hall record for free-throw attempts, set last...
Injuries to Two Players Put a Dent in Missouri's Depth
With eight seniors and four prominent newcomers, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart has tried to cultivate depth more than he customarily does. How successful he has been at that soon will be tested.Senior guard Reggie Smith is expected...
It's a Sure Bet: Clinton's Mother Stays Active despite Cancer Fight
The president's mother, Virginia Kelley, is making time between poker and the ponies to write about her sons, her husbands and her fight with breast cancer.The book, the poker, the horse racing - not to mention the fishing, shopping, speeches and lunch...
Ivory Coast President Succumbs Houphouet-Boigny Ruled for 33 Years
President Felix Houphouet-Boigny's death Tuesday left his political heirs to battle for succession in the West African nation he forged into a rock of stability during 33 years in power.Houphouet-Boigny, at least 88, was known as the Grand Old Man of...
Jayhawks Roll but Williams Isn"t Happy
Kansas coach Roy Williams will play by the rules, but that doesn't mean he has to like them.Behind Steve Woodberry's 16 points and four second-half 3-pointers, the No. 7 Jayhawks pulled away for an 82-68 victory Monday night over Washburn, an NCAA Division...
Keds Says Payless Is Selling Copies of Its Shoes
A suit filed by the maker of Keds shoes accuses the Payless ShoeSource chain of selling copies - or knockoffs - of two styles in Keds' holiday footwear line.Payless, based in Topeka, Kan., is the discount-shoe division of May Department Stores Co., based...
Kidsware Microsoft Looks to Home, School Markets
Home is where the hot market for computer software is, and Microsoft Corp. is aiming at its heart.At a news conference Tuesday in New York, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates unveiled two new programs for kids: Creative Writer, a writing and publishing program,...
Kirkwood High School Suspends 2 Students over Pistol in Class
Two students at Kirkwood High School have been suspended after one of them brought the other's .32-caliber revolver to school and loaded and unloaded it in front of other students in a darkened classroom.The 17-year-old junior said he brought the pistol...
Labor Targets Ike Skelton
IF MISSOURI LABOR has its way, Ike Skelton's current term as congressman will be his last.So says St. Louis Labor Council head Bob Kelley, who contends that labor - from state leaders to rank-and-file - is furious with Skelton, D-Lexington, because of...
Land Rovers Appeal for Help in Filling Santa's Sack
At the food pantry of First Capitol Land Rovers in Harvester, the sack for Operation Santa Claus is still nearly empty, and Christmas is less than three weeks away.Virginia Bryant, president of the non-profit group, says donations of hams, turkeys, new...
Logo Merchandiser to Expand Hermann Marketing Joins Venture with Competitor
Hermann Marketing Inc. of St. Louis, a company that specializes in selling goods that sport corporate logos, says it plans to expand its operations through a joint venture with a competitor.If the deal is completed, Hermann Marketing will begin next...
Long-Denied Massacre in El Salvador: It Did Happen
Once in a rare while a writer re-examines a debated episode of recent history with such thoroughness and integrity that the truth can no longer be in doubt. Mark Danner did just that in a long article that took up most of a recent issue of The New Yorker.Danner's...
Makeshift Shot Lifts Blues Brown Goal, Joseph Key 3-2 Victory
All one really needs to know about the Blues' 3-2 National Hockey League victory over the Chicago Blackhawks is the manner in which defenseman Jeff Brown scored the winning goal.He shot the puck from the wrong side.Normally a righthander with one of...
Man Accused of Molestation Is Kept in Jail
A former Cub Scout leader from East Carondelet accused of taking boys to Missouri to molest them was ordered Tuesday to stay home under house arrest until his trial.But angry government prosecutors immediately appealed the order and got another judge...
Man Who Beat Truck Driver Gets 10 Years
A judge gave the maximum 10-year sentence Tuesday to the black man convicted of viciously beating white truck driver Reginald Denny and attacking other motorists at the outset of last year's deadly riots."It's intolerable in this society to attack and...
Man Who Beat Truck Driver in la Gets 10 Years
A judge gave the maximum 10-year sentence Tuesday to the black man convicted of viciously beating white truck driver Reginald Denny and attacking other motorists at the outset of last year's deadly riots."It's intolerable in this society to attack and...
Meet Mczee, the Creative Spark for Kids
Does Microsoft Corp. have a new pitchman? Does founder and Chairman Bill Gates face competition from a blue-skinned madcap who incidentally has both eyeballs on the same side of his schnoz?Gates no doubt will continue to lead stockholder meetings. But...
Megaplex Vote May Determine Patriots' Fate
St. Louis' loss may be New England's loss as well.In light of the Nov. 30 decision by the National Football League to bypass St. Louis in the expansion derby, a sense of urgency is building in Massachusetts over the "megaplex" project."From the decisions...
Miners Reserve Judgment on Pact Offer
The message posted on signs throughout this town leaves no doubt where loyalties lie in the coal strike:"This Is UMWA Country."The 700 members of the United Mine Workers of America in the Marissa area heard about the tentative strike agreement Tuesday...
Mu Drives Its Point Home in Rout
After meandering through its first three games, the University of Missouri basketball team found purpose and direction on Monday night at the Hearnes Center. More to the point, the Tigers finally played with a real point - guard, that is."That's my name,"...
My Bullish Idea for Stadium-Er, Exposition Hall
GOOD MORNING, TAXPAYERS. I'm sure you've heard the latest "good news" from our civic leaders.Our multimillion-dollar football stadium is not really a football stadium. It's an exposition hall.According to an editorial in this newspaper on Sunday, it's...
NASA Exults, Hopes Hubble May Soon Look Back to the Future
Even as NASA officials exulted that "we won the division and we are now in the playoffs," they cautioned Tuesday against taking success for granted in their repairs of the Hubble Space Telescope.The result of the repairs should be a telescope that will...
Panel Aims to Get Money for Elderly Leader Defends Excluding Nursing Home Residents
Missouri needs more money, not more advice, to improve the quality of care in the state's nursing homes.That's the opinion of Gary Stangler, head of the Missouri Department of Social Services. To get that money, Stangler formed a committee this fall...
Parent Can't Go Wrong with This Christmas List
SOME salesperson convinced your mom to buy What All the Kids Are Wearing This Year.Mom stands by, proud and expectant, while you unwrap your gift."Thank you, Mom," you say, trying to sound sincere. "It's just what I want."With those words, Mom knows...
People
Just kidding, ROSEANNE and TOM ARNOLD say. They're not really going to marry their 23-year-old female assistant, KIM SILVA, and live in a three-way relationship.Seems the Arnolds, known for their outrageousness, were engaged in an amusing round of satiric...
Police/courts
Woman Weeps As She Pleads Guilty In DWI Death</P><P>Sheryl L. Reed of Bridgeton has pleaded guilty in St. Charles County Court to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal injury of Victoria Brinkmeier, 37, of St. Charles County...
Prince Charles Says His Heart Belongs to Throne despite Tangled Love Life
Prince Charles proclaimed today that he was determined to become king and would not let a failed marriage, or reports of an adulterous affair, deprive him of the crown.Responding to criticism that his stormy love life made him unfit to be king, Charles...
Radical Solution for Illegitimacy
Charles Murray is disturbing in a way other social iconoclasts are not. Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader, Al Sharpton, Ross Perot, Thomas Sowell - all these can be embraced as prophets or dismissed as dangerous ideologues, depending on whether you agree or...
Robin Williams Makes Serious Funny He Elicits Laughs from Divorce in New Movie
TRYING to interview Robin Williams is like trying to get a straight sentence out of the Blue Genie in "Aladdin," that comical character whose leap of thought might have him playing Jack Nicholson one second, a chimpanzee the next.Williams was the Genie...
Russian Elections Lure St. Louisans
WEDNESDAY'S WANDERINGS: A hometown lawyer will be traveling to Russia with two other area residents to observe parliamentary elections in Samara, which wants to be a sister city of St. Louis.Thomas P. Dvorak, a member of the St. Louis Center for International...
Russian Space Program Grinds to Halt
As if moving among gravestones, Vladimir Lozovitsky shambled between the silenced forms of high-tech equipment at the Molnya Design Bureau.He was virtually alone in the 10-story testing laboratory where he works, and the sound of his footsteps clattered...
Scoreboard for Founders Park Ok'd, but Ad Limits Requested
The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen has approved installation of a scoreboard at Founders Park with a request that advertising on the sign be restricted.The aldermen voted 5-1 Monday night to approve the sign but asked that guidelines be established...
Secret Behind Body Piercing: Fall of Soviet Union
ALTHOUGH I'm not certain what the "mainstream" is, I've always thought I was part of it. Family, home, mortgage, job, dog, beer, pizza, Cubs games, button-down shirts, stained ties, minivan, Pings and a nerdy watch.But now I have serious doubts. Whatever...
Six Points in Quarter Dooms Pistons 91-89
The Detroit Pistons, despite scoring a National Basketball Association record-low six points in the fourth quarter Tuesday, still had a chance to win in the final seconds until Anfernee Hardaway's 3-pointer completed Orlando's unlikely comeback.Hardaway's...
Slu Upgrades Include Some Gym Dandies
The Rev. Lawrence Biondi, president of St. Louis University, wanted to beautify the campus. So the grounds are teeming with fresh surface improvements. There are new walkways, a clock tower and enough green grass to form a decent country-club fairway.All...
Somalia's Future as Unsettled as Ever
THERE IS FOOD in Somalia now, and bright-eyed, laughing children. But a year after U.S. troops landed under the glare of television lights, anarchy and clan conflict obscure the future in a land where the incredible is normal.A summer of battles in Mogadishu...
Sports Shorts
Former Brave Nixon Headed To Red Sox</P><P>Otis Nixon found a new home with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Nixon, who declined to exercise a $2.5 million option with Atlanta, agreed to a $7 million, two-year deal with the Red Sox that...
Sports Shorts
Former Brave Nixon Headed To Red Sox</P><P>Otis Nixon found a new home with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.</P><P>Nixon, who declined to exercise a $2.5 million option with Atlanta, agreed to a $7 million, two-year deal with...
Suburbs' Health Depends on City
The mayor of Philadelphia got a citation for political incorrectness from the journalistic thought police recently for hinting at one of the Great Unmentionables during an address to a suburban chamber of commerce.Here's what happened. The mayor was...
Suffering Haitians Question Democracy
THE UNRAVELING of a U.N. plan to bring back ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has left his supporters disillusioned with world efforts and even questioning the man they elected.Many feel that the United Nations buckled under to a small, powerful...
Surgeon General Urges Study on Legalizing Drugs Clinton Disavows Idea; Critics Denounce Elders
Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said Tuesday that legalization of drugs "would markedly reduce our crime rate" and should be studied as a way to reduce violence.The White House immediately distanced itself from Elders' remarks. Some Senate Republicans...
SW Bell, Cox Make Cable Deal
Southwestern Bell Corp. and Cox Cable Communications announced on Tuesday a $4.9 billion cable television alliance that a Southwestern Bell official said was like starting a new family.Cox and Southwestern Bell agreed to pool some of their cable television...
Sweet Inspiration a Look at Some of This Year's Especially Wonderful Books for Children
IT'S INEVITABLE. Children always ask authors and illustrators where they get their ideas. Inspiration lurks everywhere, of course - in a fragment of conversation, a snippet of history, a sudden insight into character, even in a wave splashing against...
Syria Ready to Talk, U.S. Tells Israel
Syria is ready to resume face-to-face negotiations with Israel, as soon as an agreement is reached on the timing, Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher told the Israeli government Tuesday.Christopher relayed that message to Israeli Prime Minister...
Tentative Accord in Coal Strike
The United Mine Workers of America and some of the nation's biggest coal companies have reached a tentative contract that would end a bitter seven-month strike.The strike idled dozens of mines and nearly 18,000 miners.Leaders of the union and the Bituminous...
Tentative Settlement Means Little to Peabody Coal Miners after Fire
Although many of the nation's coal miners were jubilant about a tentative settlement in their 7-month-old coal strike, some in Southern Illinois were less enthusiastic.A fire destroyed much of Peabody Coal Co.'s Randolph Preparation Plant near Marissa...
The Three B's Can Help Establish Good Reading Habits
BOOKS. Baskets. Bedlamps.You've heard of the three R's. These are the three B's, and according to Jim Trelease, they may be as crucial to lifetime success as reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic are to schooltime success."An informal survey of lifetime...
Tip by Tip, Search for Cassidy Goes on Police Call `Persistence' the Key
Lead No. 284 in the hunt for 10-year-old Cassidy Senter came from the mother of two toddlers in O'Fallon, Mo.She called police on the hunch that the psychotic-looking man who followed her home last month might be responsible for Cassidy's disappearance."The...
Tonight's the Night Hanukkah Begins Jews Celebrate Festival of Lights
Sundown today marks the beginning of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.The holiday celebrates the successful struggle more than 2,100 years ago led by the Jewish Maccabees against the Syrians, who had outlawed Judaism. After the Maccabees...
Toward Independence from Welfare
A task force on welfare reform has proposed that President Bill Clinton impose a two-year limit on public aid and require all recipients to find employment in private industry or be placed in public-service jobs. The report doesn't say what the government...