St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 12, 1993

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100 Poor Children to Get $10,000 Shopping Spree
Just when Janet Wamser and the staff at the 100 Neediest Cases had started to fret over the slow pace of donations this year, up stepped Brad Hudgens, resident manager of Prudential Securities, an investment firm in Clayton.On behalf of his company,...
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33 Programs on Federal Hit List; Poor Schools Would Gain
President Bill Clinton's administration is moving to eliminate 33 programs that provide money to local school systems, sources say.The programs cover such projects as reading instruction and bilingual vocational courses.The money would be given instead...
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A Dark Reminder of the Reagan Era
THE IRAN-CONTRA affair was back in the news recently, when a panel of federal appellate judges declared it would soon release the independent prosecutor's report. This was followed by news stories summarizing what is known about the scheme, which was...
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Advancing Age Damages the Senses
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm 78, on high blood pressure medicine. I've lost my taste and smell. Is there anything I can take? Life is no fun anymore.Taste and smell go hand in hand, and, in fact, smell is a well-known taste enhancer. Unhappily, both senses...
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A Knotty Holiday Problem
A tie used to be the safest gift you could buy a man.You didn't have to know anything about him. Did he like sports, art, or the outdoors? Was he on a diet? Did he listen to jazz?What's his sign? What's his size?You didn't need any of this information.You...
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Allen Rushes Back to Stardom
For the longest time, Al Davis thought running back Marcus Allen was the greatest thing since polyester.Then the two became snagged in a contract squabble, and Davis tossed him in a closet. Professionally or sartorially, you don't want to be in Davis'...
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Andreychuk, Potvin Key Leafs' Victory
Dave Andreychuk had two goals and an assist to extend his point streak to five games and goaltender Felix Potvin stopped 37 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.With the New York Rangers idle until...
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An Early Christmas: 49ers Treat Atlanta Falcons Accept Gifts, Erase 17-Point Deficit in Fourth, Win 27-24
Even Falcons coach Jerry Glanville had trouble believing this one."This team won't surrender," Glanville said. "Absolutely unbelievable. They pull themselves out of trouble every time we get into it."Atlanta was in deep trouble Saturday before San Francisco's...
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Another Korean War?
Of all the challenges of the post-Cold War era, one appears to have immediately threatening implications: the apparent effort of the North Koreans to develop nuclear weapons. Negotiations to persuade them to stop have been going on for more than six...
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A Policewoman Who Shows What Hard Work Can Do
ASK ANTOINETTE FILLA about her job, and her eyes light up."I like what I do," she says. "I got into this kind of work because I like working with people."That may be so, but not everyone chooses Filla's profession when they like working with people.Filla...
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As Dutch Crime Soars, Drug Policy Gets a Bit Tougher
WHILE U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggests legalizing drugs to cut American crime rates, the Netherlands is tightening up on its lenient drug policies.The reasons:Drug-related crime is soaring.The Dutch are sick of seeing their quaint villages...
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As Dutch Crime Soars, Drug Policy Is Tightened but Liberal Laws Aren't in Jeopardy
While U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders suggests legalizing drugs to cut American crime rates, the Netherlands is tightening up on its lenient drug policies.The reasons:Drug-related crime is soaring.The Dutch are sick of seeing their quaint villages...
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As Orders Decline Airbus Talks Reform
As cancellations of aircraft orders continue to roll in, it is becoming increasingly clear: Airbus Industrie must reform its corporate structure to remain competitive in the world market.The executives running the world's second largest maker of commercial...
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A Time to Mourn Clergy Seeks Answers `in a World of Good and Evil'
"God's care is to bring good out of the evils which happen, not to abolish them." St. Thomas Aquinas Circa 1250AS ST. LOUIS AREA residents go to their places of worship this weekend, many are thinking about the snatching and brutal murders of Cassidy...
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Baby, Look at You Now Fame Found Them When They Grew Up. but to Their Parents, They Were Always Something Special
If this second Sunday of December is like the last second Sunday of December, nearly 200 parents around town will pick up their newborn babes and wonder what they've wrought.What do we have here? The next hockey mega-star or Olympic multiple gold medal...
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Bald Eagle Population Thriving
The bald eagle, America's national symbol for two centuries, is coming back from the brink of extinction, says Mollie Beattie, Fish and Wildlife Service director.Because of the bird's strong recovery in the last three decades, "we're moving quite close"...
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Barber's Potential Helps Cut Benes Deal from Cards' List
Don't get excited about the possibility of Andy Benes becoming a Cardinal. It doesn't look like it will happen.The Cardinals have made no bones about wanting to strike a deal for the hulking San Diego righthander. But Padres management has been criticized...
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Blame It on Feminism No New Evidence in the Date-Rape Debate
THE MORNING AFTER Sex, Fear And Feminism On Campus By Katie Roiphe 180 pages, Little, Brown, $19,95</P><P>A COVER STORY in Newsweek, an excerpt in the New York Times Magazine, a positive nod in George Will's column, a scathing review ...
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Bowls Do Fine Looking out for Number 1
Over the last two months, the national sports scene has hopped with activity. This is the busiest time of the season in the toy department.Michael Jordan retired. The basketball and hockey seasons opened. Evander Holyfield reclaimed boxing's heavyweight...
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Brett Adjusts to New Role as Executive with Royals
Life as a baseball executive has become at least partly what George Brett envisioned.Brett has his own office, there are stacks of departmental memos to sort through, and he finds himself donning a sports jacket most of the time.But the true appeal of...
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Brice Marden: `I Love Drawing' and It Defines the Soul of Work by This Artist
YOU NEVER know what is going to happen when you make arrangements for artists to talk about their work. Sometimes they have very little to say because, legitimately, they feel that they have said what they want to say in their paintings or sculptures.Others,...
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Briefs
JEFFERSON CITY Amoco Pipeline To Pay Missouri $1 Million</P><P>Amoco Pipeline Co. will pay $1 million to the state to settle environmental claims from a 1990 pipeline rupture that dumped 86,000 gallons of oil into the Chariton River...
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Briefs
CHILEAN ELECTION Center-Left Candidate Wins Presidency</P><P>Eduardo Frei, the candidate for the governing center-left coalition, gained a landslide victory in Saturday's presidential election, according to official returns from nearly...
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Broncos Look for Ways to Stop Chiefs, Montana
Denver's defensive coordinator, Charlie Waters, has spent hours this week watching game film of Kansas City's offense. He watched four Chiefs' games four times each.In all, he managed to see the equivalent of 16 games, a full season's worth of Joe Montana...
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Business Travel Proves Most Costly in Tokyo
TOKYO RANKS as the most costly city in the world for the business traveler at $455 per day, according to Runzheimer International, a management consulting firm.Second most costly is Paris at $353, followed by New York, $330, Moscow, $328, and Hong Kong,...
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Cable TV Unveils Future Plans
Imagine using your television to pick out a new car and have it delivered to your home for a test drive. What about watching Clint Eastwood model that leather jacket you've had your eye on? Or ordering up those football highlights you missed on the news...
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Carefree Childhood Is Another Casualty of War in Bosnia
TEN-YEAR-OLD Edin Dizdarevic shares a hospital room with three wounded soldiers, breathing in their cigarette smoke through damaged nasal passages and listening to their stories of front-line horror.A dirty gauze patch covering an empty eye socket gives...
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Case Shows Ease of Buying Gun Accused Killer on NY Train Met All of California's Requirements
The case of Colin Ferguson, who is charged in a murderous shooting spree on a New York commuter train last week, shows how easy it is to buy a handgun even in California, which has one of the nation's toughest gun laws.Ferguson lived in cheap motels...
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City Police Chief Wants Money to Hire 200 Additional Officers Bosley, Police Board Members Says Plan Would Cost Too Much
As holiday shoppers wonder about their safety on St. Louis streets, the city's top cop says he will ask for money this week to begin hiring 200 more officers.But Police Chief Clarence Harmon's plan would cost $10 million a year, and Mayor Freeman Bosley...
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Clinton Making Use of Presidential Pulpit
IN MEMPHIS, President Bill Clinton preaches that many of the nation's ills are caused by "the breakdown of the family."In Hollywood, the president urges filmmakers to come up with positive role models.In Washington, Clinton holds prayer breakfasts and...
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Confusion in a Rush of Figures
ARE U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL overseas "pining" to tune in on Rush Limbaugh on radio and TV?No, says the Pentagon.Wait a minute, say Limbaugh fans, the Pentagon got it wrong. About 20 percent of servicemen polled said they do want to hear him, I was told,...
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Congressman-Turned-Informer Turns on FBI
Former Rep. Carroll Hubbard said Saturday the Justice Department seemed to relish humiliating him during a time he wore a body wire and acted as an FBI informant in an effort to mitigate his own legal problems."As a former member of Congress, the Justice...
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Cowboys' Smith Sets Sights on Getting `Piece of History'
Never mind that he missed two games because of a holdout, and was limited to one (1) yard in a third because of injury. Emmitt Smith of Dallas is zeroing in on a third consecutive rushing title.Smith ranks third among National Football League backs with...
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CROP SPRAYS LEAVE RESIDUE OF AILMENTS Series: Pesticides Promise & Peril
Banana workers pile medical records and death notices on a table in the dirt.On this steamy Sunday morning, 400 workers and relatives have crowded into a grove of grapefruit trees at a Standard Fruit Co. plantation to talk about living with pesticides.Men...
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Cross-Examining Julia Roberts after a 2-Year Hiatus from the Screen, the Actress Talks about Life and New Husband, Singer Lyle Lovett, And.Her Dream Role in Alan Pakula's Adaptation of `the Pelican Brief,' Which Opens Here Friday
BETWEEN wildfires, earthquakes, race riots and a debilitating recession, the city of illusion has been looking a little sad of late. So there is a palpable cheer around Hollywood now that the highest paid actress in the world - for the moment - is back...
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Crudup, Mizzou Take Mustangs for a Ride 82-77
The scowl and the sculpted physique, we've seen. But seldom has Jevon Crudup displayed the comparable combination of aggressiveness and purpose that he flashed Saturday night at the Hearnes Center."You know your capabilities. You know what you can and...
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Cup Organizers Have Placement Plan
German fans wanting to attend the World Cup already can make vacation plans for Chicago. The same goes for Italian fans wanting to cheer on the Azzurri and visit the Statue of Liberty. And even Americans wanting to catch the U.S. team in action know...
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Cyclones Blow Past Hawkeyes in Battle of Iowa
Fred Hoiberg scored 19 points and made the key plays down the stretch as Iowa State held off a second-half Iowa rally to beat the Hawkeyes 86-79 Saturday night.Iowa State (4-0) fell behind after blowing a nine-point lead with 10 minutes left but regained...
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Deer Kills: Boom in North Offsets Bust in Ozarks
The cloud of problems deer hunters had in last month's Missouri firearms deer season may have a small silver lining.The relatively poor hunting in the Ozarks of southern Missouri was more than made up for in northern Missouri as hunters bagged 155,821...
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Democrats Divided over Rival Health Plans
GROUPS ALLIED with the White House are mounting a campaign to discredit a rival Democratic health plan that appears to be winning greater support in Congress than the president's plan.The greatest White House fear is that President Bill Clinton's goal...
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Don't Use Loves Notes as Decoration
Dear Miss Manners: We display Christmas cards around our home, to enjoy the artwork on the front and to reread them as we desire. I have never had any visitors who picked them up and read the greetings inside without first asking our permission - except...
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Dr. Elders Has No Need to Apologize
Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders has never been shy about expressing strongly held personal opinions on a range of health and social issues. She did so Tuesday when she suggested that legalizing drugs would help to cut crime and violence in cities and...
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Eye-Poppers Flock of Football Standouts Puts Together Stunning Stats
What to say when someone calls you one of the best?"You try to be humble," Borgia High running back Brock Olivo said. "And this isn't the reason you play football, to make an All-Metro team."Then again . . ."But when you get there, when you get to the...
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False Accusations of Sexual Abuse `Caused by Therapists'
Dear Ann Landers: "Healing Survivor in Texas" seems to fit perfectly the profile of thousands of individuals who have been defrauded and abused by their therapists. She said that until she went into therapy she had repressed the memory of being sexually...
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Fast Lane to the Future SW Bell, Cox Plugging into `Superhighway'
A fifth grader needs to check some facts for a report on tarantulas. It's due tomorrow, but the library's closed and the encyclopedia at home is outdated.Where does he turn for answers?The information superhighway.Four friends agreed to meet for a Wednesday...
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Fatal Train Crash Blamed on Errors U.S. Panel Cites `Inattentiveness' in Wreck That Killed 7, Hurt 95
Human error caused a crash of two commuter trains in Gary, Ind., in January that killed seven people and hurt 95 others, federal safety officials have reported.The "inattentiveness" of one engineer was the probable cause of the accident, the National...
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FBI Profiles Killer: Loner under Stress
Whoever killed Angie Housman or Cassidy Senter probably just started living alone, and that privacy could have allowed him to hold the victim captive without being caught.That's according to a psychological profile put together by the FBI and released...
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FBI Profiles Killer: Loner under Stress
He recently began living alone and holds a menial job. He is white and relatively young and has never related well to women. His life has become more stressful.That's part of the profile FBI officials released Saturday of the type of man who may have...
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Fed Reluctantly Issues Loan Rules
Despite evident reluctance, members of the Federal Reserve Board Friday proposed rules backed by President Clinton that are meant to spur banks to make more loans and open more branches in less-affluent communities.Several board members said the plan,...
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Fellow Aldermen Await Word on Villa's Re-Election Plans
WEEK'S WRAP: Some aldermen are wondering whether Aldermanic Prez Tom Villa will seek re-election in the March 1995 primary. The names of two possible contenders for that office keep resurfacing - Aldermen Paul Beckerle, D-25th Ward, and Geraldine Osborn,...
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Festive Atmosphere on Sidewalks of New York
DURING THE holiday season, this city is truly a festival of lights. Trees for Christmas, menorahs for Hanukkah, windows for shopping are all ablaze, and the city seems to rise to the occasion.I met a couple of St. Louisans at the theater the other night,...
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Field Goal Accuracy Now the Norm for Falcons Kicker
Fred Couples was in it last spring, when his approach shots were clinging to flagsticks as though magnetized. Jerry Rice has been in it for the last month, his hands sticking to touchdown passes like Velcro. Barry Bonds - just ask any National League...
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Florida No Longer Discourages Mixed-Race Adoptions
Florida has let black children languish in foster care, even when white families ask to adopt them. No more: This month the state will change a policy that severely restricts mixed-race adoptions."We've got kids who are growing old on the adoption waiting...
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Football Won't Gain Big Yards for Economy
Don't get your hopes up too high, Jacksonville.Yes, you're in the major leagues now, and your civic leaders have told you how your new football team is going to pump money into the local economy.Don't believe it.We hear the same refrain every time a...
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Ganging Up on Social Security
President Bill Clinton will travel to Philadelphia Monday to be co-host of an event dubbed an entitlement summit. The purpose of the summit is to discuss entitlement spending and what to do about it. The purpose of Mr. Clinton's involvement is to fulfill...
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Gardening Books: Digging the Dirt with the Prince of Wales
'TIS THE season for the handsome coffee-table garden book. But there are also practical books you are likely to carry into the garden, dogear and mark up.Don't judge the beauties by their covers; many do have helpful information and new, even radical,...
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Gender Bias in Picking Jury Taints Conviction New Trial Ordered Because Women Were Excluded
A prosecutor's move to keep women off a jury has prompted an appellate court to overturn a murder conviction from last year.The appeals court also asked Florida's Supreme Court to set limits on gender bias during jury selections.On Wednesday, the 4th...
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Gene Doubles Worms' Lives Alteration May Hold out Hope of Better Old Age for People
An alteration to a single gene makes worms live more than twice as long as normal, a finding that eventually may give clues for a healthier old age in people, a scientist says.Worms with the mutated gene "looked pretty happy and healthy," while their...
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Genius in Motion: Tracking Du Bois' Intellectual Journey
W.E.B. DU BOIS Biography of a Race By David Levering Lewis 701 pages, Henry Holt, $35</P><P>A DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY of one of the great minds of the 20th century has finally been published. The product of eight years of research,...
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Girl's Nightmare Opened Her Ears to Warnings on Safety
Sarah Schroeder, 11, was awakened from her nightmare by her mother's gentle touch, and she was much relieved.Sarah had dreamed that she had been kidnapped by a strange man who was trying to cut off her fingers - and much worse.She had her nightmare after...
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Golfers Get Chance to Hack Away at Picks
Reader Don Warren evidently isn't a golf fan, but he is a wise guy.His letter to Wise Guys doesn't exactly exude holiday cheer:"Given your propensity to continuously overpublicize the `sport' of golf, I'm shocked you have yet to bring any of your cronies...
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Growth in Poaching Threatens California Bears
The camera is jerky and the focus occasionally fuzzy, but the videotape is still clear enough to shock.Three bear poachers - burly men dressed in a motley of camouflage and denim - follow the yammer of baying dogs down a heavily forested slope. They...
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Happier, Healthier Heard Hoping to Strike Twice
When he was in his prime, when he was strong and steady and supple and could swing a golf club so rhythmically you could set a metronome by it, nothing could touch Jerry Heard.Nothing."He's a legend on tour to this day," golfer-turned-TV commentator...
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Harmon Wants to Hire 200 More Officers but Bosley Says Plan Is Too Rich for City
As holiday shoppers wonder about their safety on St. Louis streets, the city's top cop says he will ask for money this week to begin hiring 200 more officers.But Police Chief Clarence Harmon's plan would cost $10 million a year, and Mayor Freeman Bosley...
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Helping Hand
St. Louis Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital will share equally in more than $200,000 raised at a benefit performance of "The Phantom of the Opera" on Oct. 2 at the Fox Theater. ***** The Epworth Children's...
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Holiday Hosts: Give Yourself a Pate Meat Loaf by Any Other Name Sounds Much More Impressive
Today, children, we will begin your pate training.You've been making too many messes in the kitchen, and it's a little embarrassing. A pate should not be a frightening experience.With the holiday season here and guests expected any day now, good pate...
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Holtz Appeals for `Consistency' in Title Consideration
One can make the case that even when God isn't on the side of Notre Dame, history invariably is. No other college in America boasts such a rich tradition or such a continuous line of success in football. So it was not surprising Wednesday that Lou Holtz...
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Housley Is Sidelined Indefinitely
Phil Housley's return to the Blues' lineup has been delayed indefinitely.Housley suffered another setback before his scheduled departure to join the Blues for their National Hockey League game Saturday night against the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum.Now,...
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How to Recover from Being Undocumented
THIS PAST SUMMER, the phone rang at 1:30 in the morning, and I suddenly awakened, thinking . . . "Who died!"Not my son, James, or he couldn't be on the other end of the phone. Then I heard his voice 6,000 miles away, saying, "Mom, something terrible...
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Hundreds of Red Kites Soaring Again in Wales
When William Shakespeare was a boy, the birds known as red kites were as numerous in Britain as pigeons today, even snatching food from children in London.By the 1920s they had been shot, poisoned and trapped to the brink of extinction.For 70 years,...
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Hunters Become Hunted in Florida Police Won't Reveal Evidence but Believe One Person Is the Culprit
Tom Price takes to the woods for the thrill of the hunt and to be close to nature.Like other outdoorsmen, he was shaken and angered by the slayings of two fellow deer hunters in northeastern Florida, apparently by a gunman stalking human prey. But, like...
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Hurley Absence Points Up Duke's Big Weakness
Thoughts while dribbling . . .Can't play this game without a point guard. Can't be a great team, or even average, without someone to protect the ball, to move it up the court, to initiate the offense. Someone to put the ball in the hands of those who...
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Ideas on What to Give When You Can't Think of a Thing to Get
Here are some ways to avoid holiday shopping madness:Begin talking about drawing names in the summer, well before (and after) the Christmas rush. Thanksgiving is a good time to do the drawing itself. Agree on a price range ahead of time.Offer a child...
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Illinois Contracts Follow Contributions, Critics Say
FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S Tomb to Southern Illinois University, Illinois is struggling to comply with a federal law demanding that disabled people have access to all public buildings by January 1995.So architects and engineers have been handed 82 no-bid...
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In Seedy Discos, Sarajevo Trying to Forget War
The Rolling Stones are turned up so loud no one can hear the crackle of gunfire and crump of mortars in the Serb-beseiged Bosnian capital's dark streets.The cigarette smoke is thick enough to make a chain-smoker's eyes water, and the basement beneath...
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Investigation Widens, as Does Anger
While police hunt the killer or killers of Angie Marie Housman and Cassidy Senter, an angry public vents its rage.Callers to radio talk shows fantasize about fitting punishments, while residents of the area where Cassidy's body was discovered bristle...
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It's Midler's Turn as Mama Rose in Wonderful `Gypsy'
FORGET Ethel Merman. Erase Rosalind Russell and Tyne Daly from your mind. Bette Midler was born to be Mama Rose, and she gets the chance Sunday night in CBS' surprising new production of "Gypsy" (7 p.m. on Channel 4).Surprising because musical-comedy...
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Japanese Unsure of Peace Role
In its first try at U.N. peacekeeping, Japan sent several hundred pampered soldiers to one of the safest areas of Cambodia. No one, including Japan, is sure whether it will try again.Is the world's second-richest nation willing to accept more dangerous...
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Jury Still out on Hormone Therapy
THE DEBATE over HRT, or hormone replacement therapy, has escalated into a soapbox issue, splitting feminists into estrogen and anti-estrogen factions. Are hormones salvation or a cop-out? Freedom from biological determinism or the "medicalization of...
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Kevorkian Explains His Hunger Strike `Liberty Means More to Me Than Life Itself,' Jailed Doctor Declares
"I hope this will not be my last interview," Dr. Jack Kevorkian said in his jail cell last week.He is on a hunger strike and refusing to post bail after being charged with violating Michigan's ban on assisted suicide.This week, Wayne County Circuit Judge...
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King of Country Music Banking Faces a Rival Challenge
If Garth Brooks is the reigning King of Country Music, D. Brian Williams is the King of Country Music Banking.The vice president of Third National Corp. runs Nashville's only bank branch that exclusively serves the country music industry. His roster...
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Kings Treat Blues like Pawns la Triumphs with 9-1 Checkmate
After back-to-back losses to Toronto last week, coach Bob Berry said that the Blues had reached "rock bottom," that things couldn't get any worse.He was wrong. Things got decidedly worse Saturday night at the Forum.The Los Angeles Kings, a team with...
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Kwanzaa Expo Complements Christmas Blacks to Celebrate Family, Community
"Happy Kwanzaa" may not trip off the tongue as easily as "Merry Christmas," but it will in time, say backers of the seventh annual Kwanzaa Holiday Expo here.The African folk celebration of Kwanzaa may one day supplant Christmas among black Americans,...
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Landslide Topples Malaysian Luxury Condos
A landslide Saturday toppled a 12-story luxury condominium where many foreigners and diplomats live, killing at least one person and trapping more than 50, authorities said.The U.S. Embassy said it believed no Americans were among those missing.A Japanese,...
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Laureates Resume Campaigns
A day after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end apartheid, F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela ended their camaraderie and began campaigning for April's elections in South Africa.The two political opponents agreed on one thing Saturday....
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Lawyers Report Pornography at Legal Aid Office FBI Investigating Agency's Springfield Operation
Downtown was deserted at 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, when Rick Vasquez and Lisa Livingston-Martin entered the office suite that houses Legal Aid of Southwest Missouri.The two, both Legal Aid lawyers, found a key to the desk of their boss, executive director...
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Lsu (3-0) Slips Past No. 15 Oklahoma State 71-68
Jamie Brandon scored 21 points, including two on free throws with five seconds left, as Louisiana State beat No. 15 Oklahoma State 71-68 Saturday night.With LSU (3-0) ahead 69-68 and 20 seconds left, the Tigers tried to run the clock. But freshman Ronnie...
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Made by Hand: Salgado's Art
WORKERS An Archaeology of the Industrial Age Text and Photography by Sebastiao Salgado 400 pages, 400 photographs, Aperture, $100</P><P>SEBASTIAO SALGADO'S landmark book is the synthesis of a life's effort. With his intelligence,...
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Mccarty Helps Wings Swing by Sharks
Rookie Darren McCarty is developing a reputation as one of the National Hockey League's toughest fighters.In fact, he has done such a good job on that aspect of his game that some people forget he was a 55-goal scorer in the Ontario Hockey League.Saturday,...
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`Messiah': It's One of Its 2 Seasons
THERE ARE ONLY 13 shopping days left until Christmas, and that means it's time for yet another go at the world's most famous Lenten oratorio.Handel's "Messiah" had its world premiere just over a quarter of a millennium ago, in Dublin, on April 13, 1742....
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Middle East Thirsting for Solution to Water Shortage Problems May Force Cooperation - or Bring More Conflict
THE SEA OF GALILEE is Israel's drinking fountain, but the taps are on Arab land.</P><P>A quarter-century ago, Syria tried unsuccessfully to shut off the water by diverting the headwaters of the Jordan River.</P><P>Since then,...
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Midler Fulfills Dream in `Gypsy'
WHEN Bette Midler tells you she has always wanted to play Mama Rose in "Gypsy," well, considering the 47-year-old performer's history of chutzpah, you just have to assume it was inevitable she'd get her wish."I always wanted to do it - even when I was...
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Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Legal problems continue to mount for some of Upon Further Review's big hitters.ROLLEN FREDERICK STEWART, the "Rainbow Man" who wore a rainbow wig and held the sign "John 3:16" at major sporting events, is facing new felony charges.The somewhat-misguided...
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Movie Fight Threatens Trade Talks European Community Leaders Back French on Protection against Hollywood
European Community leaders pledged full support Saturday to demands by France that its system of protecting and subsidizing its movie industry be preserved in any world trade agreement.This subsidy system, bitterly contested by Washington and Hollywood,...
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Moving beyond Minimalism
THE BROTHERS A novel by Frederic Barthelme 262 pages, Viking, $21</P><P>FREDERIC BARTHELME has made a considerable reputation as a practitioner of minimalist fiction, but this new novel suggests that he is moving beyond the austerity...
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Musselman Tries to Jump from Cba to NBA - Again
First the news was good: Adonis Jordan was no longer needed by the Denver Nuggets, so the 5-11 playmaker from Kansas was on his way to town, in time for the Rochester Renegades' game against the La Crosse Catbirds.Then the news turned bad: Jordan's flight...
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Mu Unveils Chip off Ol' Bench
He flung himself into the stands after a loose ball, took offensive fouls, hit three of four free throws down the stretch and dictated the team's cadence.But perhaps the surest sign on Saturday night that unlikely hero Chip Walther may earn regular playing...
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N. Alabama Wins Division II Title
Cody Gross scored on a 1-yard sneak with 10 seconds remaining, the final blow in a wild fourth quarter as North Alabama claimed the NCAA Division II championship with a 41-34 victory over Indiana, Pa., on Saturday.North Alabama (14-0), which went to...
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Nearsighted U.S. Foreign Policy on Plo, North Korea
What is Secretary of State Warren Christopher doing in the Middle East? His main objective is to revive talks on an Israeli-Syrian peace treaty, which would make a nice bookend to September's Israel-PLO agreement. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin,...
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New Ways to Express the Spirit of Giving Many Seek Alternatives to Growing Gift Lists
Lee Watkins' Christmas list just kept growing - with six children and their spouses and 16 grandchildren, ages 3 to 25. Christmas just got to be one big shopping event for this woman from Clayton.But not this year. "We're going to draw names," Watkins...
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