St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 6, 1994

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2 Firemen Suspected of Starting Brush Fire California Blaze Last Fall Claimed 3 Lives, 350 Homes
One firefighter was taken off active duty and another was suspended Thursday after investigators blamed them for setting last year's Malibu wildfires that killed three people and destroyed 350 homes.Authorities have identified the two, volunteer firemen...
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40 Years Ago, Bannister Flew over Cinders in 4-Minute Mile
After 40 years, about the only thing that hadn't changed at the Iffley Road track was the weather.The track had been resurfaced. The students who ran on it wore the latest in brand-name athletic shoes. A vending machine sold energy drinks.But the flag...
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6-10 Bickel Says He'll Transfer; Billikens Getting Thin Inside
This might be recruiting season for college basketball teams, but St. Louis University is losing players instead of picking up new ones.The Billikens announced Thursday that 6-foot-10 junior Eric Bickel has decided to transfer at the end of this semester....
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Albert Might Examine Options If Burnett Leaves SW Missouri
Reports that Southwest Missouri State University coach Cheryl Burnett is a finalist for the women's basketball coaching job at Wisconsin may affect the plans of one of the top high players in the St. Louis area.On April 19, Wellston High's LaShonda Albert...
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A Look at the Field in Saturday's 120th Running of the Kentucky Derby
Fifteen 3-year-olds are entered in the Kentucky Derby. The horses will carry 126 pounds and are listed in post position order with the opening odds. (f-mutuel field):SOUL OF THE MATTER, 20-1 St 1 2 3 Earnings1994 4 2 1 1 $175,3001993...
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Appeals Court Finds Reverse Bias Birmingham Fire Department Illegally Employed Quotas, Judges Rule
A federal appeals court panel sided with white firefighters in a reverse bias claim, dealing a potential blow to hiring and promotion goals based too rigidly on race in the city.The three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously...
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A Quick Look at Derby History
Born To Win: Horses born outside Kentucky don't stand much chance of winning the Derby. Of the 119 winners, 89 were born in the Bluegrass State, with Florida next at five and Virginia third with four, including '93 winner Sea Hero. But three of the four...
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Arms Panel Cuts C-17 Request
President Clinton's $3.7 billion request for a new aircraft carrier was approved by a congressional subcommittee Thursday, but it cut Clinton's request for C-17 military cargo planes.The House of Representatives Armed Services Acquisition Subcommittee...
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At E. St. Louis Rally, Concerned Mothers Say `Enough'
Clutching photographs of their children, about 40 mothers in East St. Louis gathered Thursday to show their support for a ban on assault weapons.The rally, at the Lessie Bates Family Resource Center, was one of seven the Illinois Campaign to Ban Assault...
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A Tight Lid on Contributions
When Missourians are out and about, they may find themselves approached by solicitors carrying green petition sheets with a facsimile of a $100 bill at the top. Pay attention; they are serious about wanting to drive the big money and the unfair influence...
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A Very Stubborn Man Peter Himmelman Won't Bend Beliefs to Fit Career
WHEN Peter Himmelman first mentioned making his next recording a concept album, the response from his record label, Epic, was less than enthusiastic."I've been toying with doing a thing like this for a long time," Himmelman said. "I just thought this...
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Avoid Being Taken in Giving to Charity
It's a matter of trust.Americans generously donate $124 billion to charities each year, not merely for a tax advantage but to do some real good.However, overall confidence in non-profit groups, damaged by cases of extravagance or misuse of money, has...
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Babbitt, Arkansas Judge Head Supreme Court List
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt re-emerged Thursday as a potential choice for the Supreme Court. President Bill Clinton also spoke up for an Arkansas judge who is under consideration.The judge, Richard S. Arnold of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,...
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Barkley's Back Hurts after Carrying Team
How much is Charles Barkley hurting? He passed up a round of golf Thursday to rest his aching back.In the world of Sir Charles, that is a serious concession.On Wednesday night, Barkley scored 56 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a sweep of their first-round...
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Better Control Keeps Alvarez on Win Streak
The people who have watched Wilson Alvarez pitch all his life are probably the least surprised by his current 14-game winning streak.After all, his family saw him strike out 21 batters in a Little League game and pitch 12 no-hitters for his native Venezuela...
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Bill Makes Blocking Abortion Clinics Crime
The House passed on Thursday a compromise bill making it a federal crime to block access to abortion clinics.Representatives approved the measure on a 241-174 roll call after abortion-rights supporters argued that women needed more protection from violent...
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Board Actions Will Promote Business Park Development
Lake Saint Louis soon may get some long-awaited commercial development in a business park planned for an area south of U.S. Highway 40-61.The Lake Saint Louis Board of Alderman has taken several actions lately to attract commercial development, including...
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`Bob Broeg Top 10' Scholar-Athletes
The following were honored as the "Bob Broeg Top 10" among the 145 Scholar-Athletes saluted Thursday night by the Post-Dispatch. The group is named in honor of the former Post-Dispatch sports editor who conceived the Scholar-Athlete program.Michael Barron,...
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Bond Issue Heads for Statewide Vote $250 Million Plan Would Fund New Prison and College Buildings
The Senate sent to a statewide vote Thursday a $250 million bond issue requested by Gov. Mel Carnahan to build new higher-education facilities and prisons.On a 22-9 vote, the Senate completed action on the measure passed earlier by the House. Carnahan...
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Bosnians Seek U.N. Official's Resignation
Bosnian leaders demanded Thursday that the top U.N. official in what was Yugoslavia resign. The Bosnians accused him of helping Bosnian Serbs redeploy tanks around Sarajevo.The dispute threatened efforts by international envoys to restart peace talks...
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Briefcase
NATIONAL THE ECONOMY Productivity Rate Takes Dip</P><P>Productivity fell in the first quarter, the Labor Department said Thursday, indicating that the economy has backed off the fourth quarter's brisk pace.</P><P>Productivity,...
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Briefs
RUSSIA U.S. Physicists Didn't Spy, Agency Says</P><P>The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service denied Thursday that top U.S. physicists sold the Soviets secrets about the atomic bomb. The agency said a book by Pavel Anatolievich Sudoplatov,...
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Briefs
RICHMOND HEIGHTS Panel Gives Nod To Hycel For New Mall</P><P>The Richmond Heights Plan and Zoning Commission voted Thursday to recommend that Hycel Properties Co. develop its proposed $175 million shopping mall on the east side of Brentwood...
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Briefs
FRONTENAC Margot Perot Addresses Salvation Army Meeting</P><P>Margot Perot says she can't say no to the Salvation Army.</P><P>Which is why the wife of Texas billionaire Ross Perot was at the Frontenac Hilton on Thursday...
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Carvey Capitalizes on Being a Clean Slate
DANA CARVEY looks happy - very happy - but confused. Dressed in a white shirt with a snappy bow tie and smart tux pants held up by bright-red suspenders, the star of the blockbuster "Wayne's World" and its sequel is standing in a roomful of gorgeous...
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Casinos Try to Get Better Hand Recount Request, Initiative Petition for 2nd Vote Are in the Cards
With legislation to put gambling back on the ballot looking like a long shot, the casino industry is preparing to call for a recount of the April 5 election.The industry also plans to go directly to the state's voters to support another statewide vote...
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Church Notes
Spiritual Enrichment</P><P>The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood will host a day of spiritual enrichment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Precious Blood Motherhouse, 204 North Main Street, O'Fallon. The topic will be Medical/Moral...
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Committee Oks Gambling Measure, Sends It to Full House
"Caribbean stud, pai gow poker, Texas hold'em, double down stud."These are names that would be written into Missouri law if a bill aimed at letting gambling boats play as many games as possible passes before adjournment May 13.The House Ways and Means...
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Computer Firm Sees Future in Security
St. Louis Leasing Corp. is preparing to march down the aisle and straight to the maternity ward.The 7-year-old Ellisville company has agreed to merge with Innovative Control Systems Inc., a small Wisconsin company that makes electronic security systems...
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Cool & Unusual
Ape over traffic: Two mechanical black gorillas, flashing teeth through a no-nonsense grin, are directing cars around road work in Juneau, Alaska. Each gorilla sits atop a barrel and wears a yellow hard hat, orange-striped vest and yellow gloves. They...
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Cutting Issue: Clean Mowers May Cost More
The federal government says its proposed anti-pollution rules for lawn mowers will cost the typical American lawn jockey only about $5 more on his or her next machine.Hold your horsepower, says the nation's largest maker of lawn-mower engines."It's a...
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`Determined' Gritty Knights Pass Overtime Test
The Francis Howell North soccer team was put to the test Tuesday night. And the Knights passed with flying colors.After giving up the tying goal late in regulation, Howell North beat Duchesne 2-1 when sophomore Emily Stevens converted a breakaway early...
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Diet without Wheat Is Difficult for Sprue Patient
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 69-year-old man. For 20 years. I thought I had lactase deficiency and irritable bowel syndrome. Now an endoscope test shows that I have sprue. I'm on the sprue diet. What are the odds that I'll have to avoid wheat, barley, oats...
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Edgar Describes School Funding Plan
Gov. Jim Edgar said Thursday that he had a plan to provide up to $2 billion more for education over the next five years.Under the plan, the state would set a minimum share of its general revenue funds that local school districts and higher education...
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Ending Welfare as We Know It? Nobody Knows How
IF YOU THOUGHT there was an aura of unreality about the gun control debate in Congress - did 214 congressmen really think that a sportsman needs a TEC-9 or a Street Sweeper? - you haven't been paying attention to the welfare debate.It's goofier yet.The...
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Ernest Hemingway: The High School Years
Aspiring Hemingways, take heart: There was a time when Papa was an earnest writer, but no Hemingway.The evidence is a book of Ernest Hemingway's earliest writings, compiled by librarians at his high school. It shows a glimpse of the style that eventually...
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E. St. Louis Council Bypasses Mayor on Manager
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon D. Bush was six minutes late. Now he's some mayoral powers short.And it's a pretty sure bet Bush won't be late to the next City Council meeting.In the six minutes before he arrived at a council meeting Wednesday night, an...
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Examiner Recounts Findings in Decaro Case
Dr. Mary Case, chief medical examiner for St. Charles County, testified Thursday that her autopsy had shown the death of Elizabeth Decaro was "inflicted by a gun being held at the back of the neck in contact with the skin."Case was a prosecution witness...
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Ex-Rivals Now Merely Batsmen from Gotham City
The New York Mets are in town, and no one cares. They could just as well be Padres, Astros or any other generic brand of baseball. Once upon a time, the Mets were the Cardinals' most despised rival. Now, they are tourists.The Mets are defanged and deprogrammed....
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Ex-Teacher Here Held as Spy in Germany
An American employee at Germany's main nuclear-research center has been arrested on charges of spying for East Germany from 1977 to 1989, authorities said Thursday.The expatriate - identified as Jeffrey Schevitz - taught sociology at Washington University...
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Fay Gets Four Raps of Cane in Singapore
Michael Fay got his punishment for vandalism Thursday - four lashes on the bare buttocks with a rattan cane.Fay, 18, insists he is innocent.The Singapore Prisons Department said Fay, of Dayton, Ohio, "was examined by the prison's doctor after the caning...
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Feds Allege Age Bias; Clark Disputes Claim
Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. said Thursday it will fight a suit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging that the company fired employees because of their age."Clark has made employment decisions based on productivity and based...
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Festival Passes Inspection by Usoc with Flying Colors
Just about all systems are go.With the countdown to the opening ceremony less than two months away, that was the message received last weekend by the local U.S. Olympic Festival organizers."There's no stopping this train now," said Gary Alexander of...
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Flood Victims Find Pastoral Help to Keep Going
The Villeret family of Orchard Farm lost three houses and a business in last year's flood. Until last month, four generations of Villerets were forced to live under one roof.Judy Stokes lost everything when a levy collapsed 200 feet from her house in...
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Frustrated Simons Calling It Quits at Kmov
Dave Simons bows out Sunday as KMOV's weekend sports anchor, leaving a department where morale is low and uneasiness is high.Simons, who is leaving to become a financial adviser for a Clayton firm, has been disillusioned with his situation at Channel...
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Full Circle Greensfelder Park Pavilion Is Rebuilt with Memorial Gift
Some 70 years after the late A.P. Greensfelder built his Swiss-inspired summer house in what is now Greensfelder Memorial County Park, a public pavilion designed along the same lines is rising from the house's ashes.Sonya "Sunny" Glassberg donated the...
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G.A. Rimmel Dies after Heart Attack Area Lawyer Was Elected Council Chairman 3 Times
Gerald A. Rimmel, a lawyer and former chairman of the St. Louis County Council, died Thursday (May 5, 1994) after a heart attack suffered while on business in Washington. He was 71.A resident of Creve Coeur, Mr. Rimmel was a senior partner in the firm...
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Gilkey Avalanche Buries Rockies in 9th Inning
Bernard Gilkey didn't like the phrase "batting slump." More like a lull.Still, when a guy hasn't had an extra-base hit in more than two weeks, he will reach for new solutions.In the ninth inning Wednesday night, Gilkey ignored his weak bat and grabbed...
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Gilmour Stands Tall in Toronto's Big Win
Before Wednesday's game, Doug Gilmour iced his injured right ankle. He got physical therapy. He got the ankle taped up so tightly he later had to pour water on the tape and in his skates to loosen the tape and allow him some movement.Then he went out...
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Growth Investment Spending Big Bucks on a Graduation Gift? Think Mutual Funds
If you're thinking of shelling out serious money - $100 to $1,000 or more - to buy a gift for a high school or college graduate this spring, consider giving a present that will keep on growing: shares in a mutual fund.What kind of fund should you invest...
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Gym Fund Drive Grows to Cover Project Changes
Lindenwood College is continuing its fund-raising effort to finance construction of a new sports gymnasium because the scope of the project and its cost have changed dramatically."We're excited about the prospects of offering to Lindenwood College and...
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Gypsy Moth Invasion Coming
Some time in the next 20 or 30 years, Missouri will come under siege by the gypsy moth, a devastating forest pest. Experts agree the invasion is inevitable. They also agree that time is short, and a strong commitment from all levels of government will...
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Harris-Stowe Thrives on Challenge
SLOWLY, ALMOST methodically, Harris-Stowe State College has been carving out its niche among the colleges and universities in St. Louis.The same school that 10 years ago was battling efforts to fold it into the University of Missouri at St. Louis is...
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Holy Bull Draws No. 4 Next Door to Sprinter
Holy Bull drew the No. 4 post position and was made the 8-5 favorite Thursday when a field of 15 colts was entered in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.The only intrigue came when the long shot speedball from Panama named Ulises drew the No. 5 lane next door,...
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House Bans Assault Guns by Two Votes, Members Target 19 Specific Arms
In a remarkable defeat for the National Rifle Association, the House voted Thursday to ban 19 brands of assault weapons and their look-alikes. The vote was 216-214.The vote clearly reflected growing concern of Americans about violent crime. The Senate...
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Jimmy Mcgriff's Tardiness Soon Forgotten by Crowd
THE opening set turned in by the Jimmy McGriff Quartet Wednesday night at Just Jazz at the Hotel Majestic was definitely unusual for both the musicians and the audience - it began without McGriff on stage.In McGriff's absence, tenor and alto saxophonist...
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Johnny Cash: Walkin' on the Badder Side of Life
LAST YEAR, rap artist Ice T made an interesting comparison. "Look at Johnny Cash," he said in an interview in the Village Voice. " `I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.' That's the same (stuff) I've been writing."To my knowledge, nobody has...
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Knights Looking to Bull Way to a `Three-Peat'
The term "three-peat" has become quite fashionable in today's sports culture, thanks to the Chicago Bulls.Francis Howell North boys track and field coach Mike Mills hopes to become familiar with the term himself.The Knights have won the last two Gateway...
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Leaders Join in Mourning Vadalabene Old Foes Lay Aside Political Squabbles to Honor Colleague
Illinois' top political leaders left partisanship outside the doors of St. Boniface Catholic Church on Thursday morning as they converged on Edwardsville to mourn the death of state Sen. Sam M. Vadalabene.They praised Vadalabene for putting progress...
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`Les Miserables' Brings Down the House (Again)
IT'S big, bold and brassy, and it's melodrama to the nth degree, but "Les Miserables," no matter how many times it comes to town, is impressive entertainment. A little overlong at nearly 3 1/2 hours, it blew away a Fox Theatre audience of 4,058 at its...
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Life Challenges Students Urged to Leave Something Behind
Reflecting on his days as an assistant football coach at the University of Michigan, new Missouri coach Larry Smith shared X's and O's in life with a crowd of 900 Thursday night at the 28th St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar-Athlete Dinner at the Hyatt...
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Lions to Battle Rockhurst Today in Doubleheader
The Lindenwood College baseball team finds itself in a familiar position.The Lions (22-20) will play Rockhurst in a best-of-three series this weekend in Kansas City. The NAIA District 16 spur playoffs will consist of a doubleheader today at Hidden Valley...
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Lobbyist's Fast over Haiti Stirs Black Caucus Robinson, Voice of Transafrica, Blames Clinton
HIS HANDS TREMBLE and his joints ache, giving him the stiff, slow walk of an old man.After 23 days on a hunger strike, severely dehydrated and his heart rate soaring, he was admitted to a hospital Wednesday to receive fluids intravenously and take medical...
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Making Up for the Rosewood Tragedy
For one week in January 1923, a white mob in Florida made a mockery of American justice by turning its anger on a black settlement known as Rosewood. During the weeklong rampage, the posse burned homes, a store and a church and caused the deaths of at...
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Mets Blast 3 Homers and Cards Saberhagen Chews Up Redbirds on Five Hits
Virtually all one needs to assess the Cardinals' starting pitching is this fact: In the first 26 games, one of which was a tie, Cardinals starters have failed to get through the sixth inning 12 times. Six of the 14 other games were pitched by Bob Tewksbury,...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Really Great Ones never needed to talk trash, so scribes BRUCE JENKINS of the San Francisco Chronicle. They did their talking with the basketball.Neither BILL RUSSELL, ELGIN BAYLOR, JERRY WEST, WILT CHAMBERLAIN, OSCAR ROBERTSON, CONNIE HAWKINS, EARL...
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Mr. Movie When It Comes to Pushing Films in St. Louis, Bob Johnson Directs Most of the Action
BOB JOHNSON'S life has been spent at the movies, not in them.Still, he's a leading man: as head of KSJ Entertainment he has been promoting, publicizing and marketing motion pictures here for 39 years. The movie ads you see in the papers and hear on radio...
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Myth of Military Intervention
Philosopher George Santayana observed that those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it. A little history lesson, with an emphasis on Haiti during 1915-34 and Panama in 1989, ought to be recounted to President Bill Clinton, who is now...
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No Grimacing over Kent's Grim Approach
If his occasional outbursts of emotion rub you the wrong way, if he seems more serious than global warming, if he doesn't always follow the crowd, please excuse Jeff Kent.But don't dismiss him."I'd rather be a player who is respected more than liked,"...
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North Girls Pose Challenge to Vikes' Gac Dominance
The Gateway Athletic Conference girls track and field meet has normally been the private domain of the Francis Howell Vikings.Francis Howell has won all but one of the GAC meets since the event started in 1977. Howell should be one of the teams to beat...
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Obituaries
Margaret Harrison</P><P>Margaret E. Harrison, 83, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (May 4, 1994) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Harrison was retired after working 18 years as executive secretary at the...
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Old Mining Areas Called Lead Hazard Children Face Learning Disability, Study Says
Children living in an old lead mining area in southwestern Missouri face learning disabilities because they are being poisoned by lead in their homes and in their yards and playgrounds, a study says.The Environmental Protection Agency plans to test soil...
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Owens-Corning Got What It Deserved in Asbestosis Suit, Appeals Court Rules
A judge in Madison County ruled correctly when he stripped the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp. of its defense in a $10 million asbestosis case, an appellate court ruled Thursday.The ruling came in the case of four men who sued Owens-Corning on allegations...
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Pagano's Appeal Set for June 14
ON THE BIZ BEAT: It's a merger for Bob Chlebowski's St. Louis Leasing Corp. and Innovative Control Systems of Milwaukee. The 56-member staff here will grow by 35. Chlebowski's firm leases personal computers and peripherals. . . .First Bank staffers...
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Palestinians Wait, in Vain, for PLO to Take Reins
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho entered their long-awaited period of self-government Thursday, only to find that the Palestine Liberation Organization was unprepared to exercise the authority it won in months of tough...
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Pappas Sent to Louisville: `I Cut My Own Throat'
The raw numbers told the sad tale. Erik Pappas, the Cardinals' former No. 1 catcher, wasn't oblivious to them.Pappas was sent to Louisville on Thursday when Tom Pagnozzi, who had knee surgery, was activated from the disabled list. When Pagnozzi injured...
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Pappas, Sent to Louisville, Says, `I Cut My Own Throat'
Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten, who had been on the disabled list because of a pulled rib-cage muscle, was activated Thursday. Whiten, like catcher Tom Pagnozzi, had been on medical rehabilitation option with Class AAA Louisville.John Mabry, who had...
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People
The newly widowed COURTNEY LOVE has been cleared of drug charges brought when police in Beverly Hills, Calif., found drugs and syringes in her hotel room.Turns out that the drugs were legal and that the syringes were meant for injecting prescription...
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Please, No More Brickbats for D.a.R, Reader Says
Dear Abby: Can we please put the Marian Anderson-Daughters of the American Revolution episode in its final resting place?Quite some time before Ms. Anderson passed on, a group of ladies from the White Alloe Chapter of the DAR in the little town of Parkville,...
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Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis County: Homicide detectives were searching for suspects...
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Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSSt. Louis: A grand jury indictment made public Thursday charges Larry...
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Police Prepare for Olympic Festival
Wednesday was not so crazy for Sharon Shelby, despite the 75 well-armed law-enforcement officers training in a vacant building less than a block from her office."We've had a few calls, but not as many as you might think," said Shelby, the manager of...
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Rahal Hopes to Erase Indy Memory
If Bobby Rahal breaks into a cold sweat and starts feeling a lump in his throat this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, no one need dial 911 for medical assistance.The track will open for practice Saturday, and Rahal will try to fine-tune his...
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Rangers Roll to 7th Playoff Win in Row; Devils Bounce Back
The New York Rangers continued their inexorable march through the National Hockey League playoffs Thursday night, getting 21 saves from Mike Richter in a 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals. The victory puts them one win away from a second successive...
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Reckless Police Conduct
Was the fatal shooting of a check forger by a Bridgeton police officer the result of an inadequate policy, poor training or bad judgment by the officer? It is hard to understand why the officer fired his gun repeatedly in a residential area, endangering...
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Recordings
"FAR FROM HOME" Traffic (Virgin)</P><P>This purported reunion of a classic rock band sounds more like an attempt to jump-start Steve Winwood's becalmed solo career under a sexier marketing banner.</P><P>Vintage Traffic music...
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Record Turkey Kill in Missouri Is a Surprise
Missouri's turkey hunters surprised almost everybody when they bagged a record number of birds in the two-week hunt that ended Sunday.The kill, 37,918, was 3,679 more than last year and 1,967 more than the previous record for a two-week hunt, 35,951,...
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Rezoning Hearing Monday Bill Would Block Proposal for North Side Apartments
The St. Charles Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on a rezoning proposal that would block an Illinois developer's plan to build 72 apartments on the city's northern edge.The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday on the fourth...
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Richard Nixon: Not a Conservative
What does Richard M. Nixon (RIP) mean to conservatives? Why do we freeze into a defensive clench when he is attacked? It certainly isn't because he was one of us. The 37th president of the United States was not a conservative.A conservative would not...
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Richards Fontbonne Coach; 4 Lady Lions Honored, Tebbe Player of Year
St. Charles resident Norman C. Richards has been named as the first varsity baseball coach at Fontbonne College, an NCAA Division III school located in Clayton.Richards was head coach at Maryville University from 1986 through 1991 and was St. Louis Intercollegiate...
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Settlement Skimpy, Say Airport-Noise Victims They Can't Sell Homes, Don't Want to Stay
For 14 years, Rick Ludescher has put up with the roar of airplanes over his home in Ferguson, less than two miles east of Lambert Field's runways. Some 160,000 times a year - 438 times a day - planes shake his house down to the foundation. Conversation...
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Some Sweet Sounds from Matthew
MATTHEW SWEET redeemed himself with his performance Tuesday at Mississippi Nights. Two years ago, when he played the same venue, his short concert was one of the worst shows ever ; this time, several songs during the course of his nearly two hours on...
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Sports Shorts
Bengals Sign Wilkinson To $14.4 Million Contract</P><P>The Cincinnati Bengals made defensive lineman Dan Wilkinson the highest-paid player in their history Thursday, just 11 days after drafting him despite a contract impasse.</P><P>Wilkinson,...
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Spring Fancies: Love, Sex and Battles Thereof
"BELLE EPOQUE" Rating: R, language, sexual situations. Running time: 1:48.</P><P>AH, SPRING - when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, as Alfred, Lord Tennyson put it. But the poet was only half correct, as Spanish...
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State Dept. Stands Firm on Haitian Repatriation
REJECTING CLAIMS by its critics, the State Department says relatively few Haitian boat people suffer political persecution after they are returned to Haiti under the U.S. policy of forced repatriation.Critics are demanding a change in the policy because...
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The Anita Hill Precedent
The first mention of Anita Hill in The Washington Post came on Sept. 9, 1991. She appeared in the 51st paragraph of a fat profile of Clarence Thomas, then the new choice for the Supreme Court. Hill told the Post she had been troubled by the callous way...
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The Good That Students Do Benefits Themselves as Well as Others
Yale graduate George Bush went around the country in 1988 trashing Harvard as a den of "elitism" - he was aiming, of course, at Harvard Law School alumnus Michael Dukakis. The fact is, though, that haughty Harvard has the country's oldest and one of...
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The Grief of Losing a Loved One to Aids
Dear Ann Landers: This is for your young readers. Please print it.I held my son today while he died from AIDS. There is no pain like the pain in a mother's heart. He was only 28 years old, and now, he is dead.This wonderful young man will never have...
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This Week in ... 1964
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944 and Fridays on 1964.In The Standings: The Cardinals split their six games during the week, though...
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Three Strikes Is out to Lunch
Fear of crime is increasing among large segments of the American public. Violent crime, such as rapes, assaults and murders, provide grist for public demands for politicians to take action. Random violent criminal activity usually involving weapons -...
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