St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 15, 1993

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15-0 Run Helps Buckeyes Top Santa Barbara
Derek Anderson scored six of his 18 points during a 15-0 second-half run as Ohio State overcame a sluggish first half to beat Cal-Santa Barbara 79-56 Tuesday night.Greg Simpson had 15 points, Lawrence Funderburke 13, Jamie Skelton 12 and Charles Macon...
2 Teens Charged in Clerk's Killing Victim, on Job Just a Few Weeks, Eulogized as Hard Worker
Two teen-agers were charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in the shotgun slaying of a clerk during a robbery at a Belleville convenience store, authorities said.Ranan A. Young, 18, and Orlando M. Gordon, 16, were arraigned in circuit court in Belleville...
38.5 Million Americans Lack Health Coverage, Researchers Say
More than 2 million Americans under the age of 65 joined the ranks of the uninsured last year, pushing the total without health coverage to 38.5 million, according to a survey released Tuesday.The increase was caused largely by a decline in coverage...
A Mute Point: Who Will Be Coach, Ad?
More than two weeks have passed since the University of Missouri conducted final interviews with athletic director candidates. More than two weeks have passed since Bob Stull resigned as football coach.But as of Tuesday, six days from MU's unofficial...
At Mu, It's a Mute Point: Who Will Be Coach, Ad?
More than two weeks have passed since the University of Missouri conducted final interviews with athletic director candidates. More than two weeks have passed since Bob Stull resigned as football coach.But as of Tuesday, six days from MU's unofficial...
Augustana an Early Gift for Slu
Lights celebrating the holiday season twinkle throughout the city. Union Station and St. Louis Centre bustle with shoppers. The big city can be an exciting place at this time of year.The kind of atmosphere that a visitor from a smaller town - say, the...
Beer War Brewing A-B Warns California Distributors of Further Price Cuts
The nation's largest brewery is gearing up for a price-chopping war in California, the nation's largest beer market.St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch Cos. says it has has told its California beer distributors to expect additional major price cuts early...
Bigot Fever
You don't have to be a political-correctness freak to see why many people would take offense at the invitation the Indiana State Medical Association recently sent out as part of a reception for state legislators.The theme was "Jungle Fever." A wire-service...
Blues' Prokhorov Returns with Renewed Confidence
Blues winger Vitali Prokhorov isn't exactly returning to the scene of the crime, but he will revisit his victim.Prokhorov stole a precious point in the National Hockey League standings from the San Jose Sharks last year. With Russian comrades Igor Korolev...
Briefcase
NationalINSURANCEMet Life Disciplined For Sales PracticesMetropolitan Life Insurance Co. will be disciplined by Florida, Texas and New York for use of misleading sales practices.Officials at the insurance departments of the three states said they haven't...
Briefs
WORLD EGYPT Rockslide Crushes Neighborhood</P><P>Limestone blocks as big as houses crashed off a mountainside into a poor section of Cairo, Egypt, early Tuesday, killing at least 34 people.</P><P>Mayor Omar Abdel Akher...
Briefs
WORLD IRISH TALKS Peace May Be Near, Officials Say</P><P>British Prime Minister John Major and Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds will meet today, the British government said, as both sides claimed to be near a common approach to...
Cards Send O. Canseco to Brewers, Get Outfielder
Ozzie Canseco is back in baseball.The Cardinals traded Canseco, the twin brother of Texas slugger Jose Canseco, to Milwaukee on Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings. The Cardinals received minor-league outfielder Tony Diggs.Canseco had a checkered career...
Cards Swap Canseco for Brewers Farmhand
Ozzie Canseco is back in baseball.The Cardinals traded Canseco, the twin brother of Texas slugger Jose Canseco, to Milwaukee on Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings. The Cardinals received minor-league outfielder Tony Diggs.Canseco had a checkered career...
Central Hardware to Shrink
The insider group negotiating to buy bankrupt Central Hardware Co. wants to keep open only the chain's 11 remaining stores in the St. Louis area and its five stores in Memphis, Tenn.The home-improvement chain's five stores in Indianapolis are to begin...
Close . . .: But Winning Mark's a Ways Off
The Orchard Farm High boys basketball team is right there."We're playing fairly well, but we just haven't seen the results yet," coach Randy Carter said of his club's 1-5 start. "We lost one game in overtime and another on a last-second shot. A team...
Coal Miners in 7 States OK Contract 95 Percent of Strikers Resume Work Thursday
Union miners in Illinois and six other states on Tuesday approved a new contract that promises to improve job security while increasing operating efficiency."Our members can go back to the mines with their heads held high, knowing that we beat the odds,"...
Cook Appointed to Assume Post Vacated by Kelly
Wright City Alderman Dale Kelly, 2nd Ward, resigned last week, and another resident, Robert Cook, has been appointed to fill his position.Kelly told the other aldermen that he was moving from Wright City."He'll be missed; he was a very effective alderman,"...
Cool Sophisticate Myrna Loy of `Thin Man' Film Fame Dies
Myrna Loy, the cool actress whose sly wit, easy charm, unbridled sophistication and intelligence won the admiration of millions of movie fans, died Tuesday (Dec. 14, 1993) at a hospital in New York after a lengthy illness. She was 88.Miss Loy made 124...
Cool Sophisticate Myrna Loy of `Thin Man' Film Fame Dies
Myrna Loy, the cool actress whose sly wit, easy charm, unbridled sophistication and intelligence won the admiration of millions of movie fans, died Tuesday (Dec. 14, 1993) at a hospital in New York after a lengthy illness. She was 88.Miss Loy was best...
Corn-Based Ethanol to Have Role in Future
A side agreement to the Clinton administration's new motor fuels policy should assure a future for corn-based ethanol in gasoline, Midwestern politicians and farm groups say.But farmers spent a tense day Tuesday waiting for details of the agreement.Early...
County Doesn't Owe Evictees of New Jail
About 80 tenants in two Clayton buildings - most of them lawyers - will be kicked out of their offices next year to make room for St. Louis County's new jail.But few, if any, of the tenants will be reimbursed for either their moving expenses or aggravation.On...
County Won't Pay Evictees of New Jail
About 80 tenants in two Clayton buildings - most of them lawyers - will be kicked out of their offices next year to make room for St. Louis County's state-of-the-art jail.But few, if any of the tenants, will be reimbursed for either their moving expenses...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl Home on the Range Suits Stars
Central DivisionThe Stars are just 4-4-1 against expansion teams this season, but they are 10-1-6 overall at home. They are unbeaten in their last 11 games at Reunion Arena. . . . Red Wings center Steve Yzerman continues to rehabilitate his neck injury...
Culver-Stockton Takes the Edge off Lady Lions' Quick Start
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team was chugging along at a school-record pace. Monday night, the Lady Lions simply ran out of steam.Unbeaten Culver-Stockton (12-0) beat Lindenwood 77-60 as the Lady Lions capped their first semester schedule...
Deer Hit by Car Kills Boy in Truck
A young boy was killed and his sister seriously hurt when a deer hit by an oncoming car crashed through the windshield of their father's pickup, authorities in Monroe County said Tuesday.A car driven by Patricia M. Linnertz, 53, of Red Bud, hit the deer...
Dept. Store Tycoon Was of Bygone Era
REMEMBERING: Louis Victor Gutman, who died Friday at age 89, was the last of the department store tycoons who ran his own store. His Gutman's Department Store in Clayton was hot in the 1930s-1950s.And who could forget that marvelous barber shop he installed...
Doctor's License Revoked Agency Takes Action after 3-Year Process
The agency that polices Missouri doctors has revoked the medical license of Dr. Bolivar M. Escobedo of St. Louis County for incompetence in an abortion that almost caused the death of his patient.The agency revoked Escobedo's license Friday and announced...
Does Mizzou Want Nostalgia or Credentials?
Issue No. 1: Ol' Mizzou hires a new football coach.This epic horse race apparently is down to two finalists, Larry Smith and Vince Tobin. Smith, from what we can tell, has overwhelming support from just about everyone except Dan Devine, who covets Tobin.Comment:...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:Cool Runnings (PG) - A bumpy but ultimately pleasing ride with the Jamaican bobsled team that captivated the 1988 Olympic Games. Parents may want to inform children that much of the story is fabricated, including the inspirational...
Family in Missouri Alarmed as Gadhafi Rival Vanishes
The disappearance of Mansur R. Kikhia, a leader in the Libyan opposition movement, has alarmed his family and friends in Columbia, Mo., where he lives.Kikhia, a former Libyan diplomat, vanished over the weekend from his hotel in Cairo, Egypt. He was...
FBI Discounts Oswald-Ruby Link
The FBI questioned nearly 1,000 people in the weeks following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy but found no link between Lee Harvey Oswald and the man who silenced him, Jack Ruby.FBI documents released Tuesday by the National Archives indicate...
Gaming Firms Shifting Their Assets Argosy to Buy Boat; St. Charles' Arrives
The casino industry showed its mobility Tuesday as the Casino St. Charles, nee the Dubuque Casino Belle, sailed to its new home on the Missouri River.And on the Mississippi, Argosy Gaming Co. - owner of the Alton Belle - said it would buy the casino...
Germany Squirms at Russian Results Election of Right-Wing Radicals Sparks Fear That Hate Groups Will Flourish
GERMANY, STILL BURDENED by the evil of Adolf Hitler and beset more recently by neo-Nazi viciousness, is worried that the surprising electoral success of a right-wing extremist in nearby Russia will encourage the German fringe groups.Attacks by neo-Nazi...
Girls Are Adjusting to Life after Livy Players Finding Success with `New Roles'
The Orchard Farm High girls basketball team has been spoiled."For the past four years, this team has relied on Livy Cody to do most of the ballhandling," coach Nick Walls said. "The girls on this team looked to Livy, especially in tough situations."But...
Hawks Give Wilkens a Triumphant Return
The Atlanta Hawks made it 14 consecutive wins Tuesday night, taking the lead on Stacey Augmon's alley-oop dunk with two minutes left and beating the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers 103-92.The Hawks ended a 10-game losing streak against the Cavaliers and...
Head of Council Sees Some `Inconvenience' Parking Downtown Only about 50 New Spaces Being Planned
A top county official said there is little St. Charles County can do to solve the parking problem in downtown St. Charles.St. Charles County Council chairman Carl Bearden, R-7th District, said Monday that although finding a parking spot on Main Street...
He Desires a Virgin Even Though He's Not
Dear Ann Landers: I am a single male in my mid-20s. I've had many girlfriends and a great deal of sexual experience, but now I am ready to settle down and get married. I want to marry a virgin.Although I've been around a lot, I insist on having an untouched...
High School Renovation Would Cost $16 Million
The cost of renovating St. Charles High School has been put at $16 million, and school district officials are studying how to finance the project.That large a renovation bill might require a tax increase, Superintendent Mark Keen said, but that is a...
Home on the Range Suits Stars
Central DivisionThe Stars are just 4-4-1 against expansion teams this season, but they are 10-1-6 overall at home. They are unbeaten in their last 11 games at Reunion Arena. . . . Red Wings center Steve Yzerman continues to rehabilitate his neck injury...
Howell Tops Hazelwood C., Leaves Hard Times Behind
The Francis Howell Vikings are making believers of area high school basketball opponents."The last couple of years, we've fallen on hard times," Howell coach C Gerry Boehm said. "We've had to play kids since they were sophomores. This is the payoff."Howell...
Indians to Join Tough Company in State Playoffs
When the Missouri State High School Activities Association announced the new district football pairings last week, it was a worst-case scenario for the Wentzville High football team.For the next two years, the Indians will compete in a Class 5A district...
In Their Own Words
SOME OF the sentences lack polish. There's a cliche here and there, too.But these short essays about the floods of '93 are exercises in compassion, sincerity and honesty. The authors are the winners of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspapers in Education...
Jazz's Malone Gets Defensive, Stops Robinson
Karl Malone scored 27 points. More importantly, he played center and held David Robinson in check as the Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs."We put Karl on Robinson and I thought he did a great job of keeping him away from the basket," said Utah coach...
Judge Voids Colorado's Gay-Rights Ban
A voter-approved initiative that outlawed gay-rights laws and provoked a nationwide boycott of the state's tourism industry was declared unconstitutional Tuesday.Amendment 2 violates the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause by usurping "the fundamental...
Just about out of Time
Now that the first withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank has been postponed, Israeli and Palestinians officials are under the gun. A second delay, regardless of the reason, could kill the agreement between the Israeli government...
Kevorkian to Stand Trial; Judge Drops Charge in Another Case
Dr. Jack Kevorkian won one and lost one Tuesday. One judge dismissed an assisted suicide charge against the retired pathologist, but another judge ordered him to stand trial in the death of person with Lou Gehrig's disease.The judge who ordered the trial...
Kids Wondering about Jackson
YOU'VE been hearing a lot about Michael Jackson, and you're going to hear a lot more.So are your children.Considering that Jackson falls on so many kids' hero lists, you may be asked to explain to them a complex - and unresolved - situation. The questions...
Less Is Less, Growth Is More
Just about everybody likes small business - liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, even aging Chinese communists. Bill Clinton frequently says good things about small business to prove he's a "different kind of Democrat."He even appealed...
Library District to Ask for Property Tax Increase
Residents of the St. Charles City-County Library District will be asked to approve a tax increase in April to expand library services, upgrade materials and build three new branches in the next four years.Trustees decided Monday to seek a tax increase...
Margaret T. Grant, 72; Writer, Weaver
Margaret T. Grant, a writer, supporter of the arts and community volunteer, died Monday (Dec. 13, 1993) at her home in the Central West End after suffering from a brian tumor. She was 72.Mrs. Grant was born and reared in Australia and earned a degree...
Miners Brave Drizzle, Vote `from Own Situation'
Dan Neff's harmonica tunes lightened the mood of coal miners who gathered Tuesday in the heart of Illinois coal-mining country at Marissa's Community Center. The day was tense, for miners decided whether their 7-month-old strike against coal companies...
Money Won't Solve Homelessness
Henry Cisneros, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is called in Washingtonian magazine "an Aztec god." This is intended as a compliment, and meant to convey some sense of Cisneros's physical appearance as seen by the editors. Silly, perhaps;...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Some of you might wonder what college hoops was like without the shot clock. Here's a reminder: On this date in 1973, Temple faced Tennessee in Knoxville. Trying to avoid running with the explosive Volunteers, the Owls slowed it down . . . way down ....
Mrs. Bush Lifts Refugees' Spirit Croatia's Young Victims Give Former First Lady Drawings, a Song
Refugees cried and little children gave Barbara Bush drawings as gifts as the former first lady toured war refugee camps Tuesday in Croatia.As ambassador at large for the non-governmental organization AmeriCares, Mrs. Bush arrived with 71,000 pounds...
Needy Donations Are Up Slightly
AT ROUGHLY the halfway point, the 1993 100 NEEDIEST CASES drive is slightly ahead of last year. The latest figures available show a total of $541,008 in cash gifts, about $20,000 more than last year. Drive co-chairwomen Grace Collins and Jeanette Wamser...
New Meaning for Being Safe
IT TOOK about 15 minutes to walk from the house where I grew up to our elementary school, and my sister and I walked it every day when the weather was good. Sometimes it was just the two of us. Sometimes, as we walked, we'd meet up with friends: the...
No Gold Stars in His System Author Says Tangible Rewards Are Never Acceptable Solutions
STAR CHARTS, stickers, gifts - rewards are a commodity that parents trade in with some regularity, often with great success. But how effective are they really?Child-rearing professionals have debated this topic for many years, says John Livingstone,...
`Not-a-Drop' Idea Stirs Candidates Quinn, Ryan Clash over Proposed Drinking-Driving Ban for Minors
The battle for secretary of state has begun with a clash over minors driving under the influence of alcohol.State Treasurer Patrick Quinn, a Democratic candidate for secretary of state, said Tuesday that Illinois should suspend the drivers license of...
Now That Howard Is All-American, Will He Turn Pro?
He didn't make a grand entrance into Assembly Hall on Saturday night. But Dana Howard, a football All-American at the University of Illinois, arrived just in time to see Deon Thomas, a potential basketball All-American, set the Illini scoring record.Game...
Officials Vote to Drop Curb on Employee Candidacies
The St. Charles County Council has thrown out a rule that would have made county employees leave their jobs before running for office.The council voted 5-1 Monday night to amend part of a proposed set of merit system rules. The rules, which were drafted...
Oilers' Alm Kills Himself after Friend Dies in Wreck
Defensive tackle Jeff Alm of the Houston Oilers apparently was so upset by his best friend's death in a car crash that he took a shotgun out of the vehicle, stuck it in his mouth and pulled the trigger, authorities say.Alm and Sean P. Lynch, both 25...
Oilers' Alm Kills Self after Fatal Car Wreck Lineman Apparently Was Distraught over Death of Best Friend
Houston Oilers defensive tackle Jeff Alm apparently was so upset by his best friend's death in a car crash that he took a shotgun out of the vehicle, stuck it in his mouth and pulled the trigger, authorities say.Alm and Sean P. Lynch, both 25 and from...
Packwood Accused of Altering Diary; Court Urged to Act
The Senate asked a federal court Tuesday to seize Sen. Bob Packwood's recorded diaries, after the woman who transcribed the tapes said he had altered them while under an ethics investigation.Senate lawyers also told the court that the woman, a former...
Paramount Steps onto Auction Block Viacom, Qvc Network Can Bid until Dec. 20
Putting itself up for grabs after a stinging court defeat, Paramount Communications Inc. said Tuesday its board called for bidders to submit their best offers for the entertainment giant by Dec. 20.Cable company Viacom Inc. and home shopping service...
People
L'il ole' Branson, Mo., is going international.Japan's Nippon TV will soon feature fiddler SHOJI TABUCHI, one of the most popular entertainers in Branson. Tabuchi and five other Japanese people who have made it big in America will star Jan. 20 in a 90-minute...
Police Free Man Who Fit Profile Officer Is Sure They'll Know Abductor When He Is Found
A task force hunting a child killer was hopeful. But by day's end the lead had run cold - like hundreds of others."This investigation has its highs and lows," said Robert Lowery Sr., head of the Major Case Squad.On Tuesday, it had both.Day 6 of the combined...
Policeman Cleared in Inquest
The shooting of an unarmed man by a probationary police officer in Centralia, Ill., has been ruled justifiable homicide by a jury at a coroner's inquest.The jury issued the ruling Tuesday night.Illinois State Police revealed last week that Officer Dave...
Pop Star's Maid Tells of Nude Romps Michael Jackson's Conduct with Boys Angered Her, Ex-Worker Says
An attorney for a 13-year-old boy who has accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse says he is eager to interview an ex-maid who claimed she saw the singer bathe and shower with naked boys."I can hardly wait for tomorrow to take her deposition under oath....
Porn, Other Frivolous Uses Crop Up on the Wonder Network
Could the naked young woman pictured with crossed arms and a dazed look really be a former TV sitcom star?In search of opinions, a skeptical Wollongong Group employee posted an electronic version of the magazine picture on the global computer network...
Prime Time with Kids
WONDERING what to do with the old plastic salad spinner? Surprise your kids on a dreary, stay-indoors day with this delightful painting technique using your old salad spinner, poster paint and a paper plate. Here's how:Cover your work surface with newspaper....
Prokhorov Returns to Blues with Renewed Confidence
Blues winger Vitali Prokhorov isn't exactly returning to the scene of the crime, but he will revisit his victim.Prokhorov stole a precious point in the National Hockey League standings from the San Jose Sharks last year. With Russian comrades Igor Korolev...
Put Creative Software under the Tree
If the crowds I've seen in stores are any indication, there will be a lot of new computers under the tree this year.While shelling out a grand or two for hardware may seem overwhelming, don't forget to set aside a few dollars for software. After all,...
Reeves Leads No. 13 Arizona to 5-0 Mark
Khalid Reeves scored 26 points and carried No. 13 Arizona past New Orleans 80-62 Tuesday night.Arizona (5-0) led only 31-29 at halftime. Reeves, who averages 22.8 points a game, scored the first seven points of the second half during a 12-point Arizona...
Report: Apple Unseated
With three weeks remaining in 1993, International Business Machines Corp. is set to reclaim the title of top seller of personal computers in the United States, according to a report to be released Monday.Preliminary year-end figures from research firm...
Retail Sales on Winning Streak
Home-related purchases in November kept cash registers ringing as the holiday shopping season approached. Retail sales rose for the eighth consecutive month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.Sales increased a moderate 0.4 percent to a seasonally...
Right Way to Attack Substance Abuse
Though 72,000 Americans receive federal disability payments for abuse of drugs and alcohol, no more than one-third of them are being treated for these addictions. Their plight is part of this nation's failure to make substance-abuse treatment more plentiful...
Russian Elections Add Urgency to Poland's Push to Join NATO
POLAND'S FOREIGN MINISTER pressed Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher for new security guarantees Tuesday, after the surge of ultra-nationalist forces in Russian parliamentary elections. But he came away empty-handed.Foreign Minister Andrzej Olechowski...
Rx for the Blues If Caron Can't Conjure a Cure, Maybe He'll Trade for One
Blues general manager Ron Caron will fly to Alberta on Thursday to take a hard look at his floundering team.He doesn't want to hear any more excuses about injuries, travel, replacement referees or real referees. He wants to find out why the team isn't...
Sales Tax Sought for 911 System, Central Dispatch
Voters in Warren County will be asked on Feb. 8 to approve a sales tax of one-half of 1 percent for a 911 emergency calling system and central dispatching for police, fire and ambulance services in the county.Supporters hope the central dispatching system...
Santa's Bag Old Gift-Giver Loading Up on Sports Gear
The challengers to king of endorsements Michael Jordan, the Shaq and Barkley T-shirts, hang from the racks with care.The pullover, or breakaway, jackets sell like hot cakes.In-line skate sales roll along.And that Anaheim Ducks merchandise - especially...
Schools in a Violent Society
The tragic cases of Angie Housman and Cassidy Senter have made parents fearful of what might happen to their children on the way to and from school. But an almost daily diet of incidents of students being caught with weapons in their classrooms or on...
Sewer District to Ask Voters to OK Bonds
Looking to future commercial and industrial growth in the southeastern part of St. Charles County, the directors of the Duckett Creek Sewer District will ask for authority to issue $35.6 million in revenue bonds.Voters will be asked to approve the bond...
Sources: Mu Picks Smith Castiglione to Be Named Athletic Director Today
Joe Castiglione, associate athletic director at the University of Missouri, will be named athletic director at a news conference today. But that apparently won't be the only appointment made today in Columbia.Sources say that Larry Smith, along with...
Specialist at Jobe-Kerlan Clinic to Examine Housley Today
The Blues have dispatched all-star defenseman Phil Housley to the Jobe-Kerlan Clinic in Los Angeles to determine the cause of his lingering back pain.Dr. Bob Watkins, a back specialist, will examine Housley today. Blues President Jack Quinn said Watkins...
Specialist in la to Examine Housley
The Blues have dispatched all-star defenseman Phil Housley to the Jobe-Kerlan Clinic in Los Angeles to determine the cause of his lingering back pain.Dr. Bob Watkins, a back specialist, will examine Housley today. Blues President Jack Quinn said Watkins...
Spielberg's Story of Holocaust Is Triumph
"SCHINDLER'S LIST"Rating: R, violence, nudity, language. Running time: 3:05.WHEN A JEWISH youth reaches the age of 13 and goes through the Bar Mitzvah ceremony, he vows to put aside childish things and become a man."Schindler's List" is Steven Spielberg's...
Sports Shorts
Report: Driver Who Hit Hurley Fails Drug TestSacramento Kings rookie Bobby Hurley was alert and his condition improved Tuesday after a traffic accident Sunday night that initially left him fighting for his life.In a related development, the house painter...
Steelers' Win Clogs Afc Race
The important thing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins is that they think ahead.The Steelers won a key matchup between the division title contenders 21-20 on Monday night, but neither team can afford to dwell on how the game could affect...
Stop Now, Opponents Tell Yeltsin Leaders in Election Demand Economic Policy Be Reversed
Ultranationalists and Communists, exulting over a huge election lead, demanded that President Boris Yeltsin halt the painful and unpopular economic changes that led to his showdown with the old parliament.Liberal Democratic leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky...
Taking Care of Business Companies Find Internet Largely Uncharted World
The phenomenal growth of the Internet, a worldwide web of connected computer networks, was underscored earlier this year in a New Yorker magazine cartoon showing two dogs sitting at a computer.The bigger animal, paws on the keyboard, turns to the smaller...
Teacher Quits in Racial Incident Resignation Follows Disclosure of Tape Made in Black Neighborhoods
A teacher in the Lindbergh School District has resigned after she rode with her husband and another man through black neighborhoods in St. Louis and videotaped the man spraying black people with a fire extinguisher containing red Kool-Aid.Deanna Walden,...
Tempers, Violence Flare Up in Israel Rabin Is Branded Traitor; 2 Palestinians Slain
Israeli opponents of the PLO autonomy accord hurled abuse and coffee at Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Tuesday. And in the Gaza Strip, two Palestinians were killed and 10 wounded in clashes with soldiers.At a groundbreaking ceremony for Modi'in, a planned...
`The Muddy Cruddy Flood' Activity Book Helps Children Work through Their Feelings
Yucky, mucky. Icky, sticky. Puey, gooey.A childish description of the Great Flood of '93, and an apt one, at that. Trouble is, for many kids who actually lived through the trauma of losing a home, a school, a pet, even a favorite swing set, it's not...
The Worst Violence Is Random
When initial reports suggested that Colin Ferguson, accused of blowing away a car full of commuters on the Long Island Rail Road, was a black man who hated whites, race rage was seized upon as the Rosetta stone of an unfathomable act.But when Ferguson...
Tic Douloureux May Need Remedy Involving Surgery
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you tell me something about tic douloureux? I have it, and doctors never tell you enough about it. It's painful to chew, even to talk sometimes. I take Tegretol for it. A specialist told me that was safe. (He charged me plenty.)...
Trade Treaty on Brink of Approval U.S., Europe End Haggling about Movies
Capping seven years of tortuous and often acrimonious talks, U.S. and European trade negotiators reached an agreement Tuesday that sets the stage for more than 100 nations to approve a historic accord to lower trade tariffs and eliminate many other trade...
Trade Treaty on Brink of Approval U.S., Europe End Haggling about Movies
The biggest global trade pact ever, involving more than 100 nations, cleared its last major hurdle Tuesday when the United States and European Community set aside their fight over movies.The U.S.-EC agreement was reached one day before the deadline on...
Trouper Bob Hope Is Home for the Holidays
BOB HOPE, comic pioneer, recoils from the idea that he could be anyone's icon."What's an icon, anyway?" he asks rhetorically while enjoying lunch served up by a butler in a sunroom overlooking the private three-hole golf course at his estate in the posh...
Tubal Sterilization Found to Reduce Cancer Risk
Women who had tubal sterilizations were two-thirds less likely than other women to develop ovarian cancer, a leading cause of cancer death in American women, a study found.The researchers tracked about 78,000 pre-menopausal women from 1976 through 1988...