St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 22, 1994

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2 Sides on Abortion Finding Common Ground First Point of Accord: Help for Pregnant Women
Over coffee or cocktails, in church fellowship rooms in Denver and suburban dining rooms in Cleveland, several hundred activists from opposite sides of the abortion issue are doing something few ever thought possible: talking to each other.What started...
30 Area High School Students Win Merit Scholarships
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names of 30 St. Louis-area high school students who received $2,000 merit awards in this year's competition.The students are among about 2,000 seniors nationwide receiving scholarships in the third...
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Admiral Getting Ready but Gaming Opponents Planning to Challenge New Law by Weekend
The President Casino on the Admiral - glistening in the afternoon sun like a giant new silver dollar - crawled with workers and employees Saturday preparing for a dress rehearsal on Wednesday and a grand opening Friday."We're going crazy," said sales...
After 40 Years, Spring Practice Returns to Ivy League
Hunter Buckner, who has been playing this game for a good part of his life, was saying, "This is the most fun I've ever had with football."The reference was to spring football practice, which has been reinstated among the Ivy League's eight members for...
A Major Test in Gaza
The feasibility of the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords was put to a major test Friday when two Israeli soldiers were shot to death at a checkpoint in the Gaza Strip, apparently by Palestinians. After the shooting, the car in which the gunmen were riding...
Amy Irving Is Back on Broadway
FOR CELEBRITY watchers, it seemed like Amy Irving the movie star had all but vanished from the scene. A couple of recent films - "A Show of Force" and "Benefit of the Doubt" - headed straight to the video store.Unlike her high-profile life with former...
Antique-Lovers' Annual Delight Next Weekend
A DAZZLING array of antiques from about 40 dealers in 21 states will be on display at the St. Louis Antiques Show, May 27 - 29. The ninth annual event benefits the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.Exhibitors will display fine furniture, Chinese and English...
Arafat's Oxymoron: Jihad for Peace
While in South Africa last week, Yasser Arafat called for "a jihad (holy war) to liberate Jerusalem." Since Arafat had pledged himself to peace, not war, at the great White House handshake, tthis sent American and Israeli officials into a tizzy.Israeli...
As Comet Fragments Hit Jupiter, the World Will Watch
When pieces of a shattered comet smash into the planet Jupiter this summer, scientists worldwide will conduct one of the largest coordinated astronomical observations in history.In addition to scientific curiosity, there also is a fascination akin to...
As Comet Pieces Crash into Jupiter, Earth Will Watch
When pieces of a shattered comet smash into the planet Jupiter this summer, scientists worldwide will conduct one of the largest coordinated astronomical observations in history.In addition to scientific curiosity, there also is a fascination akin to...
As Comet Pieces Crash into Jupiter, Earth Will Watch Million Megatons of Energy to Be Released
When pieces of a shattered comet smash into the planet Jupiter this summer, scientists worldwide will conduct one of the largest coordinated astronomical observations in history.In addition to scientific curiosity, there also is a fascination akin to...
At the Movies
NEW</P><P>Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (R, language, sexual situations; 1:36): Tom Robbins' long-awaited novel comes to the screen with good performances and much of the author's nifty, nasty wit, but trying to follow a plot line causes...
At the Theater
A la Carte: A bright, brittle and brisk evening of short theatrical pieces about men and women, all set in bars or restaurants, and all fun, with all six cast members sparkling, but Kim Furlow sparkling brightest. Edie Avioli and Scott Sears direct with...
Big Game by Olajuwon Lifts Rockets over Suns
The Houston Rockets finally became heroes instead of heartbreakers to their fans.Hakeem Olajuwon, virtually unstoppable inside, scored 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Saturday, leading the Rockets to a 104-94 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the seventh...
Branson Is Camelot for Builder Rallo
POWER BREAKFASTING: "The Camelot theme park in Branson will be the first permanent Renaissance-type fair in the U.S.," hailed Chuck Rallo over coffee in the Provinces at the Frontenac Hilton t'other ayem. Rallo said his CMR construction company is...
Brutal Broadway Playwright Arthur Miller Laments Drama's Demise
AS THE AMERICAN theater's longest-running living playwright, Arthur Miller is a prophet not without honor - except on Broadway.At age 78, Miller continues to write and turn out plays despite a commercial New York theater that has become increasingly...
Bulls Battle Knicks with Backs against the Garden's Wall
Both the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks need to break disturbing patterns Sunday when they meet in the seventh and deciding game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.For the Bulls, the overriding pattern is that the home team has won each...
Bulls Blow Past Knicks; Force Game 7 Sunday
B.J. Armstrong scored 20 points and Horace Grant had 16 points and 12 rebounds Friday night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 93-79, forcing a seventh and dedicing game in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.The game will be Sunday...
Bure Leads Canucks Past Leafs
Celebrating their first home game in 10 days, the Vancouver Canucks gained the upper hand in the Western Conference final by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 Friday night.Pavel Bure, known as the "Russian Rocket," scored twice for the Canucks who...
Bure's Two Goals Help Canucks Take 2-1 Lead on Leafs
Celebrating their first home game in 10 days, the Vancouver Canucks gained the upper hand in the Western Conference final by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 Friday night.Pavel Bure, known as the "Russian Rocket," scored twice for the Canucks who...
Can Belgium's Scifo Produce a World Cup?
Born Italian, Enzo Scifo has been called anything from a fickle prima donna to an undisputed maestro during a decade of ups and downs at the heart of Belgium's national team.But at 28, he is the unchallenged leader of the Red Devils going into the World...
Cardinals Face Marlins without Whiten, Jefferies
The Cardinals' lineup was in an altered state Saturday night. First baseman Gregg Jefferies and right fielder Mark Whiten were out with injuries, presumably minor at least in Jefferies' case.Jefferies has a jammed left thumb and Whiten a jammed right...
Carlyle Users Calling for Ramp Repairs
Every year about this time Carlyle Lake effectively is closed to boaters because high water covers the launch ramps.Most local anglers seem to think the situation is unavoidable. Excess rainfall, after all, is an act of God.Nonsense, say other lake users....
Carol Burnett: It's Her Season She Follows Up Her `Specials' Special with Drama of the Heart
AMONG her other titles, Carol Burnett might be called "Queen of the Sweeps," having been awarded two specials on two separate networks during the mad May scramble for ratings.Last Friday, CBS offered "Carol Burnett: The Special Years," drawing from her...
Checks on Police Applicants Lax for Years Lapses in '80S May Be Partly to Blame for Scandals
St. Louis police officers are getting indicted on corruption charges at a record rate this year. An embarrassing lapse of hiring standards that continued unnoticed for years may be partly to blame.Key parts of background checks required before any candidate...
Circus Has All the Ingredients to Fill the Big Top with Fun
Circuses bring out the best in everyone, even where professional curmudgeons are concerned. As Julius Caesar wrote, after visiting the Circus Maximus, "I went. I saw. I was conquered." Honest, that's what he really wrote, but an editor changed it for...
City Police Scandals Examined Background Checks of Applicants in Early 1980s Were Incomplete
St. Louis police officers are getting indicted on corruption charges at a record rate this year. An embarrassing lapse of hiring standards that continued unnoticed for years may be partly to blame.Key parts of background checks required before any candidate...
Cold Comfort Some Cities Banning Ice Cream Trucks as a Danger to Neighborhood Children
The faces and voices of the kids mobbing the Frosty Freeze truck were the stuff of Norman Rockwell, a reminder of sticky days and sweet evenings past.The flavors may have modern names, but the ice cream has primordial appeal."Oooh! A Bubble Gum!""I got...
Congress to Decide If C-17 Program Will Fly
A CONGRESSIONAL PERENNIAL, the perils-of-Pauline saga of McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s C-17 cargo plane, comes to the House floor as early as this Tuesday for what proponents and critics alike are calling a decisive vote on the jumbo transport's future.At...
Contest-Crazy Industry Tries to Lure Mr. Lucky
FEELING LUCKY? The travel industry seems to have gone contest-crazy and at the moment is offering chances to win everything from free trips to part-ownership of French vineyards. Here are some examples:Kiwi International Air Lines started the latest...
County Police Crack Armed Robbery Ring
A successful foot chase after a bank robbery in north St. Louis County helped police solve a string of 13 armed robberies committed by members of the same group, St. Louis County police said Saturday.The latest robbery occurred Thursday at the Magna...
Courtesy Counter Stands the Test
Do you tremble when you have to take your moldy strawberries back to the store? Even if your receipt says you bought them at 2:57 that afternoon?You lack nerve, ma'am. You're a coward, sir.You'd be amazed what people will return. Here are some confessions...
Credible Reform or the Incredible Odor
The public hates politicians with an intensity never experienced in the history of the country. The blamed endure the bombast of electronic media bomb throwers with the net effect that the American system of government sinks deeper into a sea of cynicism...
Deal Gives Irwin Company Financial Clout
Hale Irwin apparently has solved a complicated business and golf equation that could enable him to have the best of both worlds.The three-time U.S. Open champion and 26-year veteran of the PGA Tour had been seeking to simplify his business life and at...
Death Is the Common Denominator
Death is the last taboo in America, a word to be avoided the moment it hits home. But in the public arena, death is inescapable. Arguments about abortion rights, assisted suicides and capital punishment are all arguments about when life begins and ends...
Demographics Are Key in Real Estate
The recent depression in the real estate industry was not simply the bottom of another cycle, experts warn. The industry has to learn from dramatic changes in demographics, and recognize basic changes in financing."If there is just one lesson learned...
Dignity and Privacy Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Did the Duty That Lay Nearest Her
She went home to die. There would be no strangers coming down her hospital corridor, whispering outside her door. No paparazzi angling to get at her bedside.The spokesman for the hospital had said, as spokesmen have said so many times before, "Mrs. Onassis...
English Accents
PLUMP NEEDLEPOINT pillows fill a chintz-covered sofa. Whimsical decoupage plates line a pine cupboard. A colorful quilt spills from an old trunk. An elegant mahogany desk stands next to a bay window.It's hard to imagine horses having their dinner in...
EPA Moves Could Leave Many Lead Users with a Sinking Feeling
The ubiquitous lead sinker and lead jig may become endangered species.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a rule that eventually will eliminate lead fishing tackle items, including weights and jigs. Zinc and brass lures and weights...
Ever-Ready Eversgerd Saves the Day
Carlyle (Ill.) High product Bryan Eversgerd made his first big-league start Friday night. It was totally unscheduled, but he got his first major-league victory as the Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 3-2.Eversgerd was hunkering down for a long night...
Ex-Foes Find They Share Pains, Joys
Here are thumbnail sketches of some common-ground efforts around the country:Cambridge, Mass. In the fall of 1989, some family therapists there began wondering if techniques that help families solve conflicts could be applied to community conflicts like...
Ex-Senators Hoping to Bust Filibusters
Former Sens. Thomas F. Eagleton and Charles Mathias Jr. say too much talk is cheapening the chamber in which they once served. So they plan a counteroffensive with some talking of their own.Eagleton, D-Mo., and Mathias, R-Md., are beginning a campaign...
Ex-Senators Team Up to Bust Filibusters
Former Sens. Thomas F. Eagleton and Charles Mathias Jr. say too much talk is cheapening the chamber in which they once served. So they plan a counteroffensive with some talking of their own.Eagleton, D-Mo., and Mathias, R-Md., are beginning a campaign...
Farewell Camelot in Tragedy, Jackie Gave Us Strength
SHE WAS ALL GRACE and beauty and class.It is a measure of her impact on her times that millions of people, in this nation and throughout the world, would instantly recognize those words as a description of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.She wasn't one of...
Fascinating Facts, but What's the Point?
Certain Trumpets The Call of Leaders By Garry Wills 274 pages, Simon & Schuster, $23.</P><P>THE BOOKSTORES, as Garry Wills points out, are crowded with tracts on leadership and leaders - how to spot them, how to understand them,...
Fed Rate Hike Might Just Be Right on Time
Has the Fed got it right this time? After three months of turmoil in financial markets, that's the question uppermost on many investors' minds.The Federal Reserve Board first began tightening monetary policy in February, saying it wanted to head off...
Festival Torch Lighted Ceremony Starts Trek to St. Louis
The torch is lit and the relay is under way.The 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival got off to an emotional start Saturday morning, 14,100 feet above sea level, with a mountainous view that inspired the lyrics to "God Bless America."Olympic medalists Ray Armstead...
Finding a Vintage Excursion This Summer
CLIMBING ABOARD a vintage excursion train is not quite as easy as calling Amtrak's toll-free number to reserve a seat. That's because many trains call at a given city only once a year, or even less frequently. Museum- or tourist-sponsored railroads may...
Finding Fuel Is like Walking a Minefield
AT A STRIP Haitians call "Kuwait City," hundreds of people wave tin funnels along both sides of a rutted road and shout at cars and trucks streaming through.We must drive this gantlet to buy diesel fuel because of the U.N. oil embargo. What we find...
Foes Are Lying, Says Hancock Congressman Defends Tax-Cutting Initiative
U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock, R-Mo., on Saturday accused opponents of waging a big-lie propaganda campaign against his initiative petition drive for a tax-cutting constitutional amendment.Meanwhile, across town, Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson called fellow Democrats...
Fragrance Gives a Hint of the Other Side
TODAY I SMELL like a man. This makes me happy - and I am trying to figure out why.A new fragrance recently arrived on my desk. Its packaging is understated, graceful and functional. But I am leery about such items because I have been the unwitting victim...
From a Small Missouri Town Comes the Sports Story That Will Write Itself
In the cramped back room of the weekly Monroe City News sits a journalist's worst nightmare: a computer that writes by itself.The 1,600-circulation publication was the first in the country to use software known as SportsWriter. Eighty-two other newspapers,...
Gibson: Baseball Has Shot Itself on the Mound
Baseball, with its record scoring and unprecedented brawling, has got what just it deserves, says Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson."They've been changing the game since 1968," Gibson said, "and they've finally made it. They were always complaining about...
Gloomy Verdi: Finds Comic Mood for `Falstaff'
GIUSEPPE VERDI, if one were to take as fact the opinion of Rossini, was far "too melancholy and serious" to be able to compose a comic opera.The remark apparently was made in the early 1850s, some four decades before the "Falstaff" that Opera Theatre...
GM Is Offering $60,000 to Get Workers to Move
The Janesville, Wis., truck assembly plant of General Motors Corp. is shopping for full-time workers. There's a catch, however. You must already be a GM employee.GM is offering workers a $60,000 bonus over three years to entice them to relocate to plants...
Grim Statistics of Underage Drinking
Dear Ann Landers: This editorial appeared two years ago in the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sun News. I thought it was worth sharing with your readers, and I hope you think so, too. CAROLINA READERI do, indeed. Many thanks for sending it on. I hope every teen-ager...
Haiti's Poorest Feel Ache of Embargo Some Fuel Relief through Black Market Diesel
AT A STRIP Haitians call "Kuwait City," hundreds of people selling fuel wave tin funnels along both sides of a rutted road and shout at cars and trucks streaming through.We must drive this gantlet to buy diesel fuel because of the U.N. oil embargo. What...
Haldeman Diaries Document the Shortcomings of Richard Nixon
If you heard the tear-jerking eulogies at Richard M. Nixon's funeral and wondered, as I did, what happened to the "Tricky Dick" you used to know, cheer up. You can hear a much less sanitized, much more authentic-sounding Nixon in the newly published...
Head Down, Spirits Up for Azinger's Road Back
Paul Azinger puts down his pitching wedge after lofting a few shots into the late afternoon sky."Whew," Azinger says, his heavy breathing amplified by microphone across the driving range at the Muirfield Village Golf Club.Soon after, a gust of heavy...
Heading for High Ground
STRAPPING ON A 50-POUND PACK and slogging off into the mountains away from table wines, television and flush toilets isn't just an exercise in exercise. Consider these reasons to head for the high ground:Late last August, you were sweltering in the heat...
Health Care Expert Wins in Oregon
John Kitzhaber, a physician and architect of Oregon's health-care rationing plan, has coasted to the Democratic nomination for governor. He will face former Rep. Denny Smith, R-Ore., in the fall.Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, faced token...
Hitching a Ride on a Locomotive
THE ASSAULT on Webster Groves began not long after dawn's light shooed away the last tatters of morning's haze from this quiet place.hFrom far off down the gentle, yet constant hill that carries the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks along Interstate...
Illinois Governor Talks Gun Control with Sportsmen
Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, under fire for proposing to ban some assault weapons, took time Saturday afternoon for a round of trap at the Edwardsville Gun Club, the country's oldest gun club."The people here know how to use guns responsibly. I share their...
In Playoffs, NBA Can't Shoe Away Fundamentals
Right about now, you figure that the boys at NBC are sweating more than Hakeem Olajuwon.The glamour teams, the marquee players, are getting canceled out of the National Basketball Association playoffs. A variety of newcomers, no-names and mid-market...
Intriguing Portrayal of a Southern City
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil By John Berendt 388 pages, Random House, $23</P><P>AUTHOR John Berendt's first book offers a keenly observed and engaging portrait of Savannah, Ga. Though the work reads like a novel, it is in...
Israeli Soldiers Grab Shiite Guerrilla Leader
Israeli commandos swept into Lebanon's eastern mountains on Saturday to abduct a Shiite Muslim guerrilla leader.Israel accuses the guerrilla leader, Mustafa Dirani, of leading a group that captured an Israeli airman shot down on a bombing raid in southern...
`It's Been Difficult; Pray for Us'
ONE DAY EARLY this month, the Rev. James Calhoun answered the door of the priests' residence at the 3-year-old Spanish-style San Damiano Shrine near Golconda, Ill.Calhoun, deposed pastor of St. Boniface Church in Germantown, in Clinton County, was casually...
Jazz Ousts Nuggets, Avoids Making History
The Utah Jazz, desperate to avoid one of the most embarrassing defeats in National Basketball Association history, finally ended the Denver Nuggets' memorable playoff run Saturday.Karl Malone scored 31 points as Utah halted its playoff skid against the...
Keenan Operates under a High Pressure System
Well, sure, said Stephane Matteau. Mike Keenan behaves rather differently now than he did when he coached in Chicago and Matteau played there earlier this decade. "Before," said Matteau, "he was screaming a lot. He was wild on the bench."Matteau now...
Keenan Operates under High Pressure
Well, sure, said Stephane Matteau. Mike Keenan behaves rather differently now than he did when he coached in Chicago and Matteau played there earlier this decade. "Before," said Matteau, "he was screaming a lot. He was wild on the bench."Matteau now...
Kentucky's Bluegrass, Barbecue
OWENSBORO, Ky., is famous for two things - bluegrass music and barbecue. The city holds a barbecue festival each May that attracts thousands. Says Burley Phelan, the dapper executive director of Owensboro's tourism commission: "It isn't just barebcue....
Kicking the Habit before the Habit Kicks In
Executives for the tobacco companies like to say that they don't encourage youngsters to smoke. But they don't seem to protest very intensely. According to Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, three-quarters of those who become daily smokers have acquired...
Lead Emissions Scare Smelter's Neighbors Latest Readings Are Highest Ever in Missouri
Jeremy Savage bounded off the school bus in front of his home and headed for the back yard, where his soccer ball, bike and a beagle pup named Minnie awaited.But with summer coming, the 6-year-old's mother, Pat Savage, is concerned she might have to...
Lee Smith Proves He Isn't Finished 27 Teams Had Given Up on Game's Top Reliever
Earl Weaver, a legend in his time as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, wrote a book, "It's What You Learn After You Know It All That Really Counts."Weaver must be pleased to see his philosophy alive and well, nurtured by Baltimore relief pitcher Lee...
Lehman, Floyd Threatening Tournament Blowouts
Despite battling a touch of flu, Tom Lehman engineered a 2-shot swing on the final hole Saturday and opened a 4-shot lead over John Cook in the third round of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.Lehman, who let a 54-hole lead escape him...
Lukas' Son Makes Win Special
D. Wayne Lukas was back in the winner's circle after a big race once again, but not for long. He had to make a phone call."It's more important than this," Lukas said.The call would be to his son, Jeff, recovering at home in Glendora, Calif., from near...
Making Black History Mandatory
Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles is convinced that knowledge is the best antidote to racism. That's why he has gladly signed into law bills requiring Florida's public schools to include Holocaust education and black history in their curricula.The legislation...
Marion Barry: Phoenix or a Political Pariah?
Marion Barry, the once and perhaps future mayor of the District of Columbia, does nothing in a small way.Four years after being arrested by city police and the FBI for cocaine possession and three years after serving a six-month sentence for the misdemeanor,...
Melvin's Hr Helps Yanks Stop Orioles
Bob Melvin hit his first home run of the year, a three-run shot that capped a five-run first inning, and the New York Yankees held on for a 5-4 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles.Melido Perez (3-2) got the victory, scattering six hits over five...
Memories of El Sarape and Laclede Park Softball
THE RECENT closing of El Sarape brought a feeling of sadness, tinged perhaps with a bit of heartburn but overlaid with considerable warmth.The little, grimy Mexican spot at 3514 Olive Street, hard by the site of the original Crystal Palace, held a lot...
Mideast Accord Presents Dilemma for Islamic Militants Hamas Opposes Self-Rule but Fears It May `Miss the Train'
The militant Islamic movement Hamas is shifting tactics to adjust to the new reality of Palestinian self-rule in the Gaza Strip."The agreement between Palestinians and Israelis creates a new situation in the occupied territories that requires all factions...
Minimalist: Britain's Eccentric Sinclair Makes Complex Products Simple
Sir Clive Sinclair, who gave the world both the pocket-sized calculator (respected) and the electric tricycle (ridiculed), is resurrecting himself. . . again.Certified genius, Knight of the Realm, visionary and playboy, Sinclair has made millions from...
Morgan Park Dethrones Tigerettes
The Lincoln Tigerettes heard Morgan Park's ominous footsteps. The Lady Mustangs from Chicago kept coming, and ultimately, they conquered.Morgan Park toppled defending champion East St. Louis Lincoln 71-64 for the Illinois Class AA high school girls track...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The more the Upon Further Review staff thinks about it, the more we wonder if this whole World Cup thing is a good idea.Consider the following soccer news items and connect the dots:Last week in the English League playoffs, two players from Darby were...
Mourners Gather at Mrs. Onassis' Home
Flowers kept coming. Mourners grew in numbers. And members of the Kennedy clan gathered again to say goodbye Saturday to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.Mrs. Onassis' body remained in her 15-room Fifth Avenue apartment, where she died of cancer Thursday night...
NBC Fiddles with Success as Networks Set Fall Lineups
THE Big 3 networks have announced their fall schedules, with the biggest surprises coming from NBC.The peacock network is tampering with its successful Thursday night comedy lineup, moving "Wings" and "Frasier" to 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, respectively....
Nerinx Hall Knocks off Oakville, Advances to Semifinals
Nerinx Hall High School soccer coach Tim Champion could not have scripted his team's state quarterfinal game any better.The Markers scored early, played hard on defense and added an insurance goal in the second half of a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Oakville...
New Lyme Disease Test Is More Reliable
Dear Dr. Donohue: You said recently that the test for Lyme disease is not very reliable. Since then, I've read where they have developed a new Lyme test. Is that one more reliable?Yes, the new polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lyme disease is...
New Twist on Sleepless in Seattle
A two-man city engineering crew hit the streets of downtown Seattle, posting signs banning people from sitting or lying on sidewalks during business hours.Downtown resident Frederick Kubalick welcomed Wednesday's action, a prelude to police enforcement...
N. Korea Agrees to Inspectors
North Korea agreed on Saturday to meet with international inspectors to discuss how to handle the fuel that it is removing from a nuclear reactor.The move came a day after the United States decided to resume high-level talks with North Korea after determining...
Notebook and Calendar
NOTEBOOKRandy Sutter of St. Louis finished second among 182 anglers in the Bass World Sports tournament last Sunday at Mark Twain Lake. He caught three fish that weighed 20.02 pounds and won $1,312. Chris Richards and Doug Burmann of St. Louis took...
Numerous Chances to Celebrate the Centennial
All summer, visitors to Union Station will be helping to "Celebrate a Century" as participants in a series of centennial events that will begin Friday.Here is a calendar of events:100th Birthday Kick-Off Weekend. Three days of activities for all ages,...
Oh Brother! Marcel Joins Rene in Lachemann Managing
It was not a decision arrived at lightly, the night giving way to morning Tuesday before Marcel Lachemann arrived at a decision that will make modern major league history.Lachemann, 52, elected to accept the Angels' offer to succeed Buck Rodgers as manager....
Once Too Hot to Handle, Lukas' Tabasco Cat Delivers the Sauce
What a difference a year makes for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.After suffering through professional and personal anguish for the last 12 months, Lukas found redemption Saturday.His horse, Tabasco Cat, made a bold, powerful move down the stretch and held off...
Once Too Hot to Handle, Tabasco Cat Delivers Sauce
The horse that almost killed his son in December lifted trainer Wayne Lukas from his lowest on-track moment to his highest Saturday.Tabasco Cat, who kicked like a bronco when Lukas tried to saddle him, saved his biggest kick for the stretch run of the...
On-Ice Officials under Attack from All Sides
In the midst of the latest referee contretemps, some genuine concerns have been raised about the system the National Hockey League uses in governing its on-ice officials.Players, while being careful not to allow their names to be used, are saying the...
Open Qualifying Goes Public for the First Time
For 93 St. Louis-area golfers, the road to the U.S. Open begins at Quail Creek Golf Course on Tuesday with an 18-hole local qualifier.It will end there for 84 of them.Only the top nine scorers will advance to the second stage, sectional qualifying June...
Opera Theatre: Showers Can't Dampen Gala Opening
OPERA THEATRE of St. Louis' spring gala, "Overture to Candide," filled the Pavilion at Hunter Farms on May 14.Close to 350 people paid upward of $250 apiece, mputting the $310,000 net way past the goal of $250,000 for the matching grant for Opera Theatre.Co-chairwomen...
Paid Note-Takers Finding Niche on College Campuses
On page 32 of the Stanford University directory, a matter-of-fact listing offers students a scholarly shortcut that makes academic purists cringe.Undergraduates "stuck in large classes" who want "to ease the boring lecture burden" can hire an expert...