St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 16, 1993

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12 Foreigners in Construction Are Fatally Stabbed in Algeria
Twelve foreign technicians were slaughtered at a construction site, raising to 23 the number of foreigners killed since they became a target of Algeria's Muslim extremists.The victims were from Bosnia and Croatia, and were stabbed to death in a surprise...
12 Officers Indicted in Capital
A dozen officers have been indicted on charges that they took bribes to protect federal undercover agents whom the officers thought were drug dealers.The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury Tuesday, when the defendants were taken into custody.On...
$3 Million Bond Issue on Ballot to Finance Road Construction
The Arnold City Council has decided to put a $3 million bond issue on the ballot Feb. 8 to finance construction of a road from Highway 231 to the Tenbrook industrial area.City Administrator Eric Knoll said the decision would be made later on whether...
A $7 Million Tummyache?
ANY DIETITIAN could have told Ernesto Mota that he was making a serious mistake. For that matter, any short-order cook would have told him the same thing.But some people are just going to do what they want to do. And Ernie Mota appears to be one of them.What...
Adopt-a-Family Program Needs More Items, Volunteers
Time is running out for those who want to help others through the Adopt-A-Family Christmas program of St. Joachim and Ann Care Service."Our biggest need now is for supplemental items" and food of any type for the "last-minute families" found to be in...
After 7 Years, 117 Nations Agree: Cut Tariffs, Open Trade
Amid scenes of exhilaration, officials from 117 countries approved on Wednesday a world trade treaty that they hailed as opening up markets and spurring economic growth into the 21st century.The new General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or GATT, slashes...
After Tragedy, Oilers Try to Move On
Jeff Alm was supposed to return to workouts with the Houston Oilers on Wednesday after recovering from a broken leg.Instead, it was a day to mourn.The Houston Oilers, knowing their season must continue, tried to sort out their feelings over a teammate...
Aft's Head Fights Rise of Inclusion
Placing special education children in regular classrooms regardless of disability is a "recipe for educational disaster" and must be stopped, the president of the American Federation of Teachers said Wednesday.Some educators and others say a policy of...
A Little Respect Program Helps Eighth-Graders Take Responsibility, Get Along
Normandy Middle School is seeing signs of success from a program begun to instill pride and self-respect in students as part of an effort to deal with problems faced by today's youth.The Student Improvement Group, or SIG as the children like to call...
Alm Must Have Felt Overwhelmed by `Wrong Things'
Life does not come with instructions. It's the reason you can never be too lucky or too old.Jeff Alm was neither when he took his own life at the end of an expressway ramp early Tuesday in Houston. Police said Alm lost control of his speeding Cadillac...
`Am I Gonna Die?' Hurley May Owe His Life to Teammate
He ran from the truck with his hunting jacket, because you're supposed to keep injured people warm, right? He rumbled down the embankment, and his feet squashed in the water of the drainage ditch. So much mud. He kneeled, wrapped the jacket around Bobby...
Animal Analyst's Business Is to Get Pet to Do His
MINUTES AFTER arriving at the house, Dr. Debra F. Horwitz is on her hands and knees getting acquainted with her grouchy patient, R. He is an elderly, habitual wanderer. He attacks the people who love him most. He complains loudly and constantly that...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I recently adopted a marvelous dog that I've named Rusty because of his color. I wouldn't want anything to happen to him, so I'm trying to take every precaution. What kind of photo is best for identification?Use a plain background, such...
April Ballot to Seek Major Tax Increase - First since 1986
Ladue officials have confirmed that they will ask voters next year to approve the city's first major tax increase since 1986, when the property tax rate was raised.The amount of the increase, expected to be on the April 5 ballot, will be determined during...
Around the NBA Ewing to Pass Frazier
ATLANTIC</P><P>New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing is about to overtake Walt Frazier as the leading career scorer in franchise history. . . . The Celtics lost four of five without center Robert Parish, who has a severely sprained right...
Art, Love Link Children in India, U.S
About 80 pieces of Indian batik art exhibited at St. Charles County Library branches are hung at the eye level of a child. The reason: to establish a cultural connection between the children of India and the library's young customers.The works were created...
Aspin Quits as Clinton's Defense Chief
Defense Secretary Les Aspin submitted his resignation Wednesday after a turbulent tenure marked by controversies ranging from homosexuals in the armed services to American deaths in Somalia. He was the first member of President Bill Clinton's Cabinet...
Associate Ad's Endurance, Patience Earn Promotion
He had turned down other opportunities. He had endured a turbulent 12 years - bad football, an NCAA investigation, administrative flux and agonizing months of speculation.No wonder, then, that Joe Castiglione momentarily strayed from his reserved way...
Band Together to Fight Violence
On Thanksgiving day in Chicago, the trauma unit at St. Bernard Hospital received a 5-year-old boy who was near death. He had been neglected, battered and burned. He weighed 18 pounds. A 5-year-old boy.All across this nation, the Thanksgiving headlines...
Bank Profits Hit $11.5 Billion
Profits for the nation's banks soared to a record $11.5 billion in the third quarter, and earnings for the first nine months of the year already have topped 1992's annual record, regulators said Wednesday.The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said earnings...
Battle of Bulge Veterans to Stage Reunion Here Attack Was Germany's Last Offensive
A year from today, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Battle of the Bulge, veterans of that campaign will muster in St. Louis from across the nation.In the Battle of the Bulge, the German army made its last great attack of World War II. On...
Belfast Skeptical of Offer Protestants, Catholics Expect More Conflict
The Roman Catholic barmaid looked away from the television to scold her restless son, who wanted to watch cartoons instead of politicians."Shush, Daniel, and listen to them men there," said Charlotte, who wouldn't give her last name. "You'll be able...
Billikens Feast on Division III Augustana 97-64
A 97-64 victory Wednesday over Augustana is no reason to get all puffy, but the St. Louis University Billikens are 6-0 this basketball season.Alas, there was no snake-dancing by jubilant Bills in the locker room. Scott Highmark and David Robinson did...
Blood Problem Causing Blisters on Hands
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 72-year-old man, and I'm told I have porphyria cutanea tarda. It causes blisters on my hands. I am told it has to do with enzymes. I want to lie down all the time. Is there some cure or control for it? I have had it for a year.In...
Blues Win 3-1 as Shanahan Bites Sharks
In their three years of existence, the San Jose Sharks have tied or beaten every team in the National Hockey League but one - the Blues.And Blues President Jack Quinn predicted it wouldn't happen Wednesday night at San Jose Arena."We will not lose -...
Bomb Group Flies New Mission: `To Remember . . .' 50 Years after Their Last Foray, Veterans of 390th Together Again
Fifty years ago, the 390th Bomb Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, started flying missions from their base in northeastern England against Hitler's forces in Germany. Thousands of men took part in the bombing raids that continued until the war ended in...
Bond Issue, Tax Increase on Ballot
Webster Groves voters will have the final say on two propositions after the School Board unanimously voted at Monday's meeting to place a tax levy increase and bond issue on the February 8 ballot.The measures require a two-thirds vote to pass and together...
Books on Tape
"REBECCA" A novel by Daphne du Maurier (6 hours, abridged, Audio Renaissance Tapes, $24.95)</P><P>Nothing is more difficult to compete with than the memory of a lost love. That is what the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter believes after...
Boundary Panel Suggests Annexation Plan Be Modified
Some adjustments may need to be made to Chesterfield's proposal to annex areas west and south of the city, officials say.The St. Louis County Boundary Commission found little to criticize in the two annexation proposals Tuesday. But commission member...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS AIRLINES Ex-pilot Sues TWA Over Age Bias</P><P>A former manager for Trans World Airlines Inc. who was dismissed by the company after 28 years of service has filed an age discrimination suit against the airline, his lawyer...
Briefs
NationOUTER SPACEHubble Telescope Fine So Far, NASA SaysThe Hubble Space Telescope, perking along 369 miles above Earth, is doing well so far. "The equipment appears to function exactly the way we expected," NASA's Preston Burch said Wednesday in the...
British, Irish Leaders OK Peace Framework
British and Irish leaders agreed Wednesday to a framework for peace that leaves the people of Northern Ireland free to choose their own political destiny.Prime Minister John Major and Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds pledged support for any arrangement,...
Builders Seek Rezoning along Old Baumgartner
The St. Louis County Planning Commission this week heard a request by Robert Bellistri and Richard Infortunio to rezone five acres near Old Baumgartner Road in south St. Louis County to residential.Infortunio says he and his partner want to build houses...
Cable Rate Hike Spurs Look at Consortium
Rock Hill cable subscribers who purchase premium channels will see a rate increase beginning in January. But city officials took an initial look Tuesday night at joining a consortium of as many as 21 area municipalities that will become a regulating...
California Fashion Should Be Booming Soon
PEOPLE AROUND the world talk about the California look. Midwest store owners buy it here, sell it there.Paris fashion designers copy it.Hollywood costumers lift it onto the big and little screen.Kids in the streets make a life of reinventing it.The one...
Canadian-Style Health Plan Favored Illinois Public Research Group Begins Postcard Campaign Aimed at Congress
A national health care plan similar to Canada's is the best of several under consideration for the United States, according to a recent study by a public research group.The findings were made public throughout Illinois on Tuesday by the Campaign for...
Can America Find the High Ground in Cultural War?
There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery - then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. -Jesse JacksonThis was the year that America looked...
Castiglione's Wait Pays off in Ad Job
He had turned down other opportunities. He had endured a turbulent 12 years - bad football, an NCAA investigation, administrative flux and agonizing months of speculation.No wonder, then, that Joe Castiglione momentarily strayed from his reserved way...
Cav Fans Welcome Wilkens Back `Home'
First, the crowd warmed to Lenny Wilkens. Then, the Atlanta Hawks turned up the heat on the Cleveland Cavaliers."It was tremendous. . . . I was pleased by it," Wilkens said of the pregame ovation he got from fans at the Coliseum, where he coached the...
Center at Mapping Agency Is Getting a New Director Change Unrelated to Loss in Flood, U.S. Official Says
The St. Louis aerospace center for the Defense Mapping Agency - which lost more than $11 million in supplies and equipment when its compound on South Broadway flooded last summer - will get a new director next year.William J. Brown, now the center's...
Centre Park Decision Put off for Month
Creve Coeur officials have delayed a decision on the controversial Centre Park 40 office park until January at the earliest.During a City Council meeting earlier this week, several members of the council said they needed more time to review new information...
Christmas Cookies Nourish Needy, Keep Man's Memory Alive
A mixture of merriment and melancholy fills the air of Doris Evans' toasty kitchen these days.The St. Charles resident is once again elbow-deep in flour, butter and eggs as she pours her energy into her annual Christmas cookie bake-a-thon. She shakes...
Classy Asters Were Once Just Weeds
Asters were just North American wildflowers until British hybridizers got hold of them and worked a little magic. Today these roadside weeds are a hot item.Most of the cultivars being introduced (one catalog lists 42) are descendants of either the New...
Clinton Did Nothing Improper in Thrift Case, White House Says
The White House declared Wednesday that "there was nothing improper" about then-Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas turning to a friend in a savings and loan to help repay a campaign debt.Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, would have been liable...
Clinton Learns to Focus Rhetoric
The most encouraging thing about President Bill Clinton, as he nears the end of his first year in office, is the serious reflection he is doing about the use of the rhetorical powers of his office. It has taken awhile, but he now seems to understand...
Computer Retail Chief Quits Compusa Sees Stock Plunge
CompUSA Inc., the nation's largest chain of computer superstores, said Wednesday that Chairman and Chief Executive Nathan Morton had resigned, prompting analysts to speculate that the company would rein in its rapid growth to focus on profits."This is...
Consumers Spark Production Surge
Consumers' increased appetites for autos, new houses and computers helped fuel a 0.9 percent jump in industrial production in November, the strongest showing in a year, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.The Fed also said the plant-use rate advanced...
Council Hires Consultant to Help in Search, Hiring of City Manager
The Ferguson City Council has hired a consultant to help find a replacement for former City Manager Mike Miller, who resigned effective Nov. 1.The consultant, Paul Reaume, will charge the city $12,500 for his services, which include advertising the job,...
Couple Welcomes Wild Neighbors Back-Yard Habitats Give Birds, Animals Homes
The creatures in Linda Blackburn's back yard almost seem like part of her family.In the spring, the yard is a regular nursery with baby chickadees, nuthatches, doves, blue jays, flickers and red-bellied woodpeckers.A tiny kinglet squeaks a greeting from...
Deft Design Is in the Details
IN INTERIOR design as well as in architecture, attention to detail is often what distinguishes the ordinary from the outstanding. Thus, we need to know exactly what is meant by detail and how to give it the proper degree of attention.When used by professional...
Deportees Returned to Israel
Almost 200 Islamic fundamentalists deported a year ago came back to Israel in a convoy of buses with covered windows Wednesday.Their return added fuel to sharp exchanges between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and rightist opponents of the Israel-Palestine...
Designers Find Allure in Home-Shopping
HOLD THE remote. There's new excitement on the television home shopping networks. We're talking glamour, fashion and star quality. We're talking designers with allure.Fashion snobs who have looked down on shopping networks as 24-hour home companions...
`Destiny' Eludes Tobin, Winslow
When Joe Castiglione and Larry Smith were appointed on Wednesday, it was at the expense of two former University of Missouri stars who had harbored high hopes of returning to their alma mater.Vince Tobin, who also was passed over in 1984, recently had...
Don't Just Sit There, Be a Good Guest at Holiday Get-Togethers
ELIZABETH MAYHEW was hopping mad. Before her last dinner party, many of her guests failed to R.S.V.P. They just assumed she knew they were coming to the party."People have become incredibly lazy and insensitive," said Mayhew, an assistant to the food...
Don't Worry about Early Growth; Healthy Garlic Will Outlast Winter
Q: I have a question regarding some garlic that I planted this fall. I believe I didn't put enough straw over it, because it has already come up out of the ground about four inches. I wonder if I cover it again will this cause it to die?A: You don't...
Dreamscapes and Odysseys Intricate Designs Veil the Familiar
ALTHOUGH the centerpieces of Austral Gallery's December exhibition are paintings by Billy Stockman Tjapaltjarri, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Johnny Warrangula Tjupurrula, work by artists such as Terry Petyarre and Kathline Petyarre almost steals...
Dressing Up: What Women Hate (and Love) about Fashion
IN THIS perilous time for fashion, women's passions run deep about what will make them part with their cash. Platforms? Dandy ruffles? It's all good fun to some, while others wonder - Where have all the great clothes gone? W asked women, from Hillary...
Drunken Drivers Face Higher Fines Aldermen Join Trend of Making Those Arrested Pay Police Costs
Those convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Overland now may have to literally pay for their arrest.The city's board of aldermen Tuesday night unanimously approved an ordinance that allows judges to force DWI offenders...
East St. Louis Official's Past in Jail Sparks Call for Ouster
Some East St. Louis City Council members want to oust the city manager because he served time in jail for two felonies - arson and aggravated assault - in Georgia.But the mayor said Wednesday that he and a majority of the council decided Wednesday to...
Families Pour out Praise for Flood Agencies Victims: We Were Treated with Respect
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars in aid have flowed to flood victims in Missouri and Illinois, enabling some to resume nearly normal lives and others to keep their heads barely above water.A sampling of flood families in this area found few who reported...
Family Surprises Grandma on Last Day as Bus Driver
Bi-State bus driver Mary McFarland has always told her family to take a spin with her."She'd always say, `Come ride my bus, ride the bus,' " said Susan Vitale, one of McFarland's daughters. "She was so thrilled whenever we'd go."Last Friday, McFarland...
Fed Should Back Lending-Bias Rules
Major lenders have pledged more than once to close the wide gap in mortgages obtained by blacks and whites in St. Louis. But the unwillingness of most lenders here and elsewhere to address the issue seriously has prompted the comptroller of the currency,...
Fired Man Held in 4 Killings 5th Worker Is Wounded in Colorado Restaurant
A shooting rampage at a family restaurant has left four employees dead and a fired kitchen worker arrested. A fifth employee survived, despite being shot in the jaw, and managed to alert police.Nathan Dunlap, 19, was being held for investigation of four...
Flood Plain Plans Anger City Officials
St. Charles city officials are going into a meeting today with county officials armed with a variety of petitions designed to reinforce their strong opposition to providing at least 100 single-family housing units near Boschertown Road as well as the...
Forget the Common Cold, Find out Why My Striped Shirts Are Fading
SO IT'S NOT the Bermuda Triangle or the search for Atlantis. The Mystery of the Disappearing Shirt Stripes, which baffled shirt makers and launderers for years, is solved."It's responsible for a lot of the white hair I have," said Betty Leppin, research...
Gardeners Are Easy to Shop for at Holiday Time
GARDENING MAKES gift-giving so easy. What gardener wouldn't appreciate a jumbo amaryllis bulb - unpotted, of course - or a seed catalog gift certificate? With gardening as a hobby, ideas run the gamut: practical to fanciful, inexpensive to extravagant.Miniature...
Gardeners' Picks: Roses Inspire Colorful Book
ROSES AND orchids are the two gardeners' specialties that have inspired these extravagantly illustrated books. *****"The Ultimate Rose Book," by Stirling Macoboy (Harry N. Abrams Inc., $49.50), is a beautiful and ambitious catalog...
GATT Gets Toasted in a Couple of Ways French, Aussies Elated; Koreans, Indians Irked
Not everyone was happy with the final draft of an international accord for opening up global trade.The French and Australians celebrated Wednesday as negotiators from 117 countries approved a new market-opening General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade...
Gavel's Smack Cuts Tariffs, Opens Trade for 117 Nations
Overcoming deal-threatening snags in the final hours, 117 nations approved a monumental world trade agreement Wednesday that will slash import taxes around the globe, open markets for food and consumer goods and extend protections to the growing business...
Georgia Tech Survives Challenge by Georgia
Travis Best scored 24 points and James Forrest 21 as 14th-ranked Georgia Tech overcame a 13-point first-half deficit and edged Georgia 72-69 Wednesday night.It was Georgia Tech's fifth win in a row.Georgia cut the lead to 70-69 on a layup by Steve Jones...
Gifts for the Mind Books Offer Insights, Ways to Get Ahead or Get a Raise
What could be better than a holiday present that helps somebody make money, get a raise, move up the corporate ladder, start a business or gain an insight into some important business trend?Good books can do just that. And there's something available...
Glossy Volumes for Holiday Giving Come in All Sizes, Colors and Styles
WHETHER DECORATING or just dreaming, stylish books are lovely to look at - and to receive as Christmas gifts."The Ideal Home, The History of Twentieth Century American Craft, 1900 - 1920," Janet Kardon, editor (Abrams, $49.50). This colorful, oversized...
Grant Has Career Night as Bulls Topple Celtics
Horace Grant scored a career-high 31 points and added 15 rebounds and four blocks as the Chicago Bulls beat Boston 108-98 Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games."I'm definitely going to tell my grandkids I scored 31 on Larry, Kevin...
Grrr-Rain Wet Weather Is at the Root of Problem with Wheat Crop
There's a saying among farmers, "Wheat does not like wet feet."If that's true, Illinois' winter wheat needs boots these days. Earlier this week, experts said that soggy ground has hurt the crop, especially in Southern Illinois, the heart of the state's...
Guardian Angels: Navy Team Could Keep Air Rendezvous Flying
The Navy's Blue Angels precision flying team will appear this summer at the Springfield Air Rendezvous, possibly saving the event from cancellation.Air Rendezvous president Sharon Paul confirmed the Blue Angels' appearance recently from Reno, Nev., where...
Hard-Working Roenick Is Honest on and off the Ice for Hawks
Jeremy Roenick is in love with his job.The National Hockey League's 12th leading scorer immerses himself so deeply in the daily ebb and flow that he'll talk about the upswings and dips of his profession whenever anyone asks. Or, sometimes, even when...
Harmon Plans to Request 100 More Officers Next Year
St. Louis Police Chief Clarence Harmon said Wednesday he will ask for 100 more police officers next year.Harmon earlier had told a reporter that he would ask the Police Board Wednesday for 200 new officers over four years. But he made no such request."It...
Hebert, Ducks Stonewall Maple Leafs 1-0
Guy Hebert made 38 saves for expansion Anaheim's first shutout, and Tim Sweeney scored a short-handed goal in the third period that gave the Mighty Ducks a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.Hebert made a number of brilliant...
Historians Find Cache of Abe Lincoln Papers Former President Wrote or Signed the 19 Documents
Researchers say they've found 19 papers in Woodford County written or signed by Abraham Lincoln.The discovery, made public last week, comes a few months after researchers discovered 48 documents at the courthouse in neighboring Tazewell County.The discoveries...
Holiday Dressing: Don We Now Something with Panache
THE HOLIDAYS usher in a season of mirth and merriment: parties and concerts that call for clothes with a little flair and panache. And this season, there are more options than ever for men to find an individual expression in evening wear."It's really...
Holiday Music Promises Old Favorites, New Joys
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON finds Nancy Ypma plying her customary Yuletide trade: preparing for a celebration of seasonal music.Prof. Ypma, the choral director of the Belleville Philharmonic, says she has been putting Christmas on musical terms for nearly as...
Hollywood: You Oughta Be in Pictures
FROM OUTSIDE California, Hollywood and Los Angeles look like interchangeable parts. And the way people here dress has a lot to do with that.For starters, movie costumes have long been available for non-performers to rent or buy at shops like Western...
Hong Kong Governor Irks China Briton Sends Voting Reform to Lawmakers; China Cries `Sabotage'
Gov. Chris Patten took a big political risk Wednesday by sending his electoral reforms to the legislature, defying an angry China and splitting the colony's two biggest parties.China said Britain had taken "another serious step toward confrontation"...
Illinois House Finds Money for Repairs Chambers Being Fixed; Half-Billion in Bills Remain in Unpaid Box
The state's fiscal house hasn't been in order for years, but Illinois lawmakers' own House is looking better these days.They're spending about $140,000 to shape up the Illinois House chambers. The work will be done by Jan. 12, when Gov. Jim Edgar gives...
In Hiring Smith, Mizzou Finally Gets It Right
The future of University of Missouri athletics rests in the hands of Larry Smith.No, he wasn't named athletic director Wednesday. That job went to the defacto AD, Joe Castiglione - a likable administrator who primary attributes are intense loyalty and...
In Moscow, Gore Rips Zhirinovsky's Views
Vice President Al Gore labeled the views of Russia's emerging opposition leader "reprehensible" on Wednesday and urged more Western aid to pull Russia from its economic misery.After days of cautious response to the strong showing of ultranationalists...
Insurers' Suit Halts Workers Comp Plan
Workers compensation insurers have temporarily blocked a Missouri state plan designed to help small employers get private policies.A group of 14 insurance companies filed suit Tuesday in Jefferson City to block the plan. On Wednesday, Cole County Circuit...
In the Spotlight Ben Kandlbinder
Ben Kandlbinder St. Francis Borgia basketball playerHt: 6 feet 4</P><P>Wt: 185 lbs.</P><P>Pos: guard</P><P>Year In School: Senior.</P><P>Vital Statistics: Kandlbinder had a marvelous week, highlighted ...
Investors Sue Florida Firm Now Run by Schoemehl
The Florida company now run by former St. Louis Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr. is being sued and accused of fraud by four disgruntled shareholders.The investors allege that the company, Quadrex Corp., and two of its former officers defrauded investors...
Issues on Special Election Ballots
The following are the items on special election ballots on Feb. 8. The deadline for putting them on the ballot was Tuesday. With a few exceptions, the proposals require a simple majority to pass. ST. LOUIS COUNTY SCHOOL TAX ELECTIONSRockwood School...
Jackson's Ex-Maid Interviewed
Attorneys got their chance to interview the former maid of Michael Jackson who says the entertainer bathed and slept nude with boys and gave her gifts to reward her silence.Blanca Francia was surrounded by a media throng when she arrived Wednesday at...
Kings, Canadiens Continue to Struggle
Times have sure changed for the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings since last season's Stanley Cup finals.The Cup-winning Canadiens are having problems scoring goals and winning games. The Kings, the other team in the 1993 finals, can't buy a victory...
Knights Working out the Growing Pains
Len Cadieux is an optimist."Even though we're not winning right now, I'm seeing progress," said Cadieux, coach of Francis Howell North's first-year program in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association. "We're getting our lines set, and the kids are starting...
Kool-Aid Trip Draws U.S. Investigation NAACP Calls in Mediator from Justice Department
The U.S. attorney's office here said Wednesday that it was investigating what is becoming known as "the Kool-Aid spraying incident."In that incident, a Lindbergh district school teacher rode with her husband and another man through black neighborhoods...
Labor, Management Hail Coal Pact as Good for Both
After seven months at odds, unionized miners and some of the nation's biggest coal companies agree that their new labor contract bodes well for the future.Richard Trumka, president of the United Mine Workers of America, said Wednesday the agreement was...
Less Is More in Evening Looks
`WHERE HAVE all the ballgowns gone?" may well be the plaintive chant this fall of women who love ruffled party dresses with wasp waists and bouffant skirts - especially bouffant skirts propped up by layers of petticoats.They certainly won't find them...
Limited-Edition Watch Sells for $120,000
FOR $120,000, you could buy a real nice home in most parts of the country. But that amount for a watch? Of course, it's not just any watch, but the limited-edition Jump Hour repeater watch by Audemars Piguet, of which only 130 have been made and only...
Lindenwood Gets Dose of Reality
A lot has changed in the last week or so for the Lindenwood College men's basketball team."Eight days ago, we were 4-5 and at the top of the world," first-year Lions coach Rick Kestner said. "We'd just won the (Augustana Tournament), and we were feeling...
Little `Baby' Now Wants Grown-Up Gifts
THERE is nothing as sobering as having your "baby" ask for a cordless drill for Christmas.A cordless drill! Was it only yesterday he couldn't go on breathing unless he had a fleet of Hot Wheels? What happened to the years he lusted after a catcher's...
Map Leads to First Class Business
IN 1987 ALVIERO MARTINI bought a faded map in a bookstore in Moscow.</P><P>Any one of us could have done that, if we'd been lucky enough to travel there.</P><P>Most of us wouldn't know how to parlay that map into a new and ...