St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 31, 1993

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A Few That Got Away ... Lot's That Didn't
AS I LOOK BACK over the last year's concerts in St. Louis, I realize what a lucky man I've been. For a while, I was worried most about what I missed - Paul McCartney, John Prine, Kirsty MacColl, George Clinton, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Cypress Hill, Fugazi,...
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After Legal Fight, Woman Bears Healthy Boy `God Does Perform Miracles,' Says Father Who Opposed Caesarean Section for Wife
A woman who fought off a legal attempt to force her to have a Caesarean section has delivered a healthy boy.The baby's father said Thursday that the baby was delivered naturally and without complications. "Whoever had doubted this should look at it...
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Agency Draws Line on Credit Data
Reacting to a rash of credit-fraud cases involving car dealerships, TRW Information Services said it will limit the information it gives car dealers as of Jan. 1.Atlanta-based Equifax Inc., another major credit information provider, said it also is suppressing...
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A `Grumpy' Friendship Is Renewed
`PUSSYCAT," Walter Matthau is saying into the telephone at the Four Seasons Hotel, "I'm with a guy here from St. Paul and he wants to know what you meant by this sentence in your book."Matthau has paused during an interview to call home. "Pussycat" is...
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Area Economy Is Winner in U.S. Upswing
St. Charles County is benefiting from "the pluses in the national economy" more than other counties in the St. Louis area, says Russell Signorino, an analyst for the Missouri Division of Employment Security.In the St. Louis metropolitan statistical...
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Baby's Stomach Glitch Causes Violent Vomiting
Dear Dr. Donohue: My daughter's beautiful son, now 3 months old, was born with a problem called "pyoric stenosis." Have you any information on this? Is it serious? Surgery is planned. They had him in because he was vomiting terribly. Please explain more....
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`Bad' Rips Bosley for Airport Plan
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has replaced his predecessor, Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr., as a target of Bridgeton Air Defense - the group fighting Lambert Field's expansion into the municipality.The group, known as BAD, is accusing Bosley of "caving in" to the...
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Benny Green Trio Is Entertaining as Duo
PIANIST Benny Green and bassist Christian McBride have performed in St. Louis several times in the past two years - for the most part in each other's company as regular members of green's Trio. But Wednesday evening's performance by Green and McBride...
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Bible Study Made Easy Seminars Offer Walk through Events of Old, New Testaments
A Walk Thru the Bible is a history class without note taking.It's a global excursion in one day and a geography lesson with ancient rivers and valleys mapped out in church gyms.Most of all, according to its proponents, the seminars are memory retention...
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Black Caucus' Foundation under Attack
You can bet something more than good government is behind the attacks by Republicans and conservative Democrats on foundations affiliated with various caucuses in Congress. One target is a $100,000 donation that Nigeria's military dictatorship gave to...
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Blasts from the Past a Look Back at a Century's Worth of New Year's Eves
NEW YEAR'S Eve, the late 1940s: You're at the Chase Club with 1,400 or 1,500 revelers. You're listening to the melifluous stylings of Nat King Cole, or easygoing Perry Como and the Ted Weems Orchestra. Even Guy Lombardo was here before he became a nationwide...
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Boy Scout Project Gives Hurt Eagles New Lease on Life
Thanks to a St. Charles Boy Scout troop and some local corporations, five southern bald eagles whose injuries prevent them from returning to the wild have a new winter home - and a new lease on life.The scouts and workers from J.S. Alberici Construction...
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Briefcase
St. LouisBANKINGMark Twain To Buy Bank In KC SuburbsMark Twain Bank said Thursday it will buy United Kansas Bank Group, a small bank in Merriam, Kansas.Mark Twain, based in Ladue, said it will pay for the bank in Mark Twain stock currently worth $12...
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Briefs
WORLD HONDURAS Military To Provide Files On Its Political Killings</P><P>The Honduran army announced Thursday that it would open files involving political killings and disappearances in the 1980s - and make available to the courts...
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Briefs
WORLD HONDURAS Military To Provide Files On Its Political Killings</P><P>The Honduran military said Thursday it will open files involving political killings and disappearances in the 1980s and make available to the courts the officers...
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Can Lincoln's Jones Keep Up with the Winners?
Who could blame Gene Jones, the Lincoln University basketball coach, for feeling envious of the gust of basketball euphoria blowing through mid-Missouri?The Jefferson City High Jays, for instance, are packing their gymnasium with enthusiastic fans...
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Caped Crusader Mixes Darkness, Silliness
"BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM"Rating: PG. Running time: 1:16.THERE'S A DARK, cloaked figure haunting criminals in Gotham City. At first, many people think it's Batman, but this new mystery man doesn't just catch criminals, he kills them.Not just any...
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Carrawell Leads Ritter to Normandy Title 71-59
In the shadow of 6-foot-10 Jahidi White, most athletes would look small.Looks can be deceiving.Chris Carrawell, a 6-6 sophomore forward, came off the bench Thursday night and sparked the Cardinal Ritter Lions to a 71-59 victory over McCluer in the championship...
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Clinton's Aides May Urge Open Trade with Vietnam
President Bill Clinton's senior foreign policy advisers are close to agreement on a recommendation that he end the U.S. embargo on trade with Vietnam, senior officials and other sources say.Participants in a high-level meeting just before Christmas agreed...
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Coach Hopes for Peachy Debut
Tommy West couldn't have planned a more ideal situation for his Clemson coaching debut if he tried.West says he feels no pressure to win tonight's Peach Bowl against Kentucky in Atlanta, a game that comes just a month and two days after he replaced Ken...
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CONGRESS IS LIBERAL WITH CROPS THAT COUNT RELIEF PLAN INCLUDES EXOTIC COMMODITIES Series: A FLOOD OF MONEY SIDEBAR
CONGRESS HAS NEVER met a crop it didn't like.That's one of the main problems with the federal crop disaster assistance program.Once limited to traditional crops like corn and wheat, the program of crop disaster payments has expanded to exotic commodities,...
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Connecticut Can't Play Catch-Up
The way No. 14 Connecticut had been playing, the trip to Hawaii the week after Christmas was supposed to be win three games, accept the Big Island Invitational championship trophy and head back for the rigors of the Big East.The Huskies had cruised to...
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Court Throws out Condom Program
The city's program of providing condoms on demand to students in public high schools was thrown out Thursday by a state appellate court. It ruled that such a program required parental consent.Hours after the ruling, Schools Chancellor Ramon C. Cortines...
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CROP AID GOT DUSTING OF POLITICS ADMINISTRATION WAS CAREFUL TO CULTIVATE VOTES Series: A FLOOD OF MONEY LAST OF A SERIES
LAST OF A SERIES</P><P>LIKE A magician pulling a rabbit from a hat, Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa rose on the Senate floor on Aug. 4 and held aloft a decisive, 11th-hour letter from President Bill Clinton's administration.</P><P>The...
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Cystic Fibrosis Drug Ready to Go on Sale
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that provides the first new treatment of cystic fibrosis in 30 years. The drug will become available to patients within a month.FDA Commissioner David Kessler said the drug, a genetically engineered...
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Czechs Assume Dominant Role after Breakup of Czechoslovakia
"I'M GLAD THAT, one year after the split of Czechoslovakia, the Czechs and Slovaks are still getting on well," said Czech President Vaclav Havel, sounding less than enthusiastic.But Havel was always a federalist who believed in the old Czechoslovakia....
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Economy Ending '93 on Upswing More Jobs, Home Sales Ignite Hopes for Growth
Unemployment plunged in St. Louis last month and new home sales soared across the nation, providing more strong evidence that the once-plodding economy is up to jogging speed.The jobless rate in metropolitan St. Louis dropped to 5.3 percent in November...
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Edgar Appoints Panel to Help Pick Site of Radioactive Dump
Gov. Jim Edgar appointed a nine-member task force Thursday to develop criteria to decide where to put a low-level radioactive waste disposal site in Illinois.The panel is made up of six private citizens and three directors of state agencies. The Senate...
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Ending the Movie Year with Dumb Mind Games
"GHOST IN THE MACHINE"Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:35.THIS odd little science-fiction horror flick is being permitted to trickle out at the end of the year, like the last piece of bruised fruit in the holiday stocking. It is notable mainly for...
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Fairmount Park Tests Horses, Don't They? Answer Is `Yes'
Fairmount Park will lease a blood gas machine for the harness racing season that determines whether a horse has been given a "milkshake" prior to racing.Although no illegal drugs are involved, a "milkshake" is a mixture of natural ingredients, including...
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FCC Taking Stern Action on Stations
The Federal Communications Commission is raising the stakes in its campaign against Howard Stern, the New York radio personality whose on-air revels in scatological humor and sexual topics already have generated $1.2 million in fines.The agency has decided...
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First Municipal Baby of '94: Park Hills
When the clock strikes midnight today, the state's newest city - Park Hills - will be born.Residents in Esther, Elvins, Rivermines and Flat River in St. Francois County, 60 miles south of St. Louis, voted to consolidate in November 1992. The towns already...
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Fishin' for Good Games, Angels Win Bass Pro Classic
St. Joseph's Academy coach Bob Hayes said his Angels simply were looking for a few good games.They found them in the Bass Pro Lady Classic. St. Joseph's beat Christ The King of Middle Village, N.Y., 54-46 Thursday in the title game of the inaugural...
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Fishin' for Good Games, Angels Win Bass Pro Classic
St. Joseph's Academy coach Bob Hayes said his Angels simply were looking for a few good games.They found them in the Bass Pro Lady Classic. St. Joseph's beat Christ The King of Middle Village, N.Y., 54-46 Thursday in the title game of the inaugural...
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Funksters Can't Fill Braxton's Place
LIKE COAL in a Christmas stocking, the cancellation of up-and-comer Toni Braxton's set from Wednesday night's program at the Fox dramatically dampened festive spirits. The headliner, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, came on none too soon to lift those...
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Getting Away from What the Framers of the Constitution Wanted
Anyone who remembers when Americans instinctively trusted their government is by definition an antique. Today the general assumption is that our officials deceive us. President Bill Clinton says that one of his striking impressions since coming to Washington...
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Hall of Fame Will Induct 16 New Members in March
The St. Charles Amateur Sports Hall of Fame will induct 16 men and women at its 11th Annual Awards Banquet March 26 at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles.The honorees are:Gerald Dauve, Robert Groeblinghoff, Orville Hollrah, Neal Leek, John Luetkemeyer,...
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Harris' 235 Yards Lead Ohio St. Past Byu 28-21
Brigham Young almost made a liar out of Ohio State coach John Cooper.Raymont Harris set Holiday Bowl records with 235 yards and 39 carries and scored on three short runs, lifting No. 11 Ohio State over Brigham Young 28-21 Thursday night.Cooper had guaranteed...
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Harris Leads Ohio St. Past Byu 28-21
Coach John Cooper guaranteed an Ohio State bowl victory, and the Buckeyes came through - barely.Senior Raymont Harris set Holiday Bowl records with 235 yards and 39 carries and scored on three short runs to lift No. 11 Ohio State to a 28-21 victory over...
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Heaven Can Wait, Says 100-Year-Old Lemay Man
Jess Josse celebrates his 100th birthday today. His wife, Frances Josse, is 91.The phone rang recently at their apartment. The caller hawked a cemetery plot."We're not in the market," Frances Josse snapped. "How do you suppose they got our name?" she...
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Hog Jowl to Herring: New Year's Menu Varies among Cultures
Many people usher in the new year with traditions and customs that go back longer than even they can remember. They adhere to customs and folklore designed to encourage lady luck to smile on them through the new year."When I was a girl in the South,...
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Hornets, Minus Mourning, Johnson, End Bulls' 10-Game Winning Streak
Dell Curry scored 28 points and was five for seven on 3-pointers as the Charlotte Hornets, minus Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson, snapped the Chicago Bulls' winning streak at 10 games, 115-95 Thursday night.The Hornets placed Johnson, an All-Star forward,...
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Investors Have Lots of Nations to Choose From
The average American investor will own equities from stock exchanges in places such as China, India, Russia and Eastern Europe.It's simply a matter of time before this theory turns to reality, according to two mutual fund managers. The momentum of new...
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Israel-Vatican Recognition Pact Signed Papal Visit to Holy Land Is Possible under Accord
Israel and the Vatican signed an agreement of mutual recognition Thursday, striving to put behind them 2,000 years of often bitter Jewish-Catholic relations.The accord is expected to lead to a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year by Pope John Paul II."Behind...
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It's Cloud 9 (-0) for Bills Slu Holds off Siuc 100-87; Stays on Roll
The Billikens are back.No, this time they really look back among the living, the kind of life St. Louis University athletic director Debbie Yow anticipated when she brought Spoonball to town almost two years ago. On Thursday night, SLU's basketball...
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Kansas State Shines in Copper Bowl 52-17
It's about time.Ninety-seven years after it began playing football, Kansas State finally won a postseason game.The 52-17 trouncing of Wyoming in Wednesday night's Copper Bowl capped an unparalleled turnaround for the 20th-ranked Wildcats."It was an extremely...
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Karamnov Stands out in the Blues' 4-3 Loss to Rangers
A sure sign that the end of Western Civilization is upon us: Russian Vitali Karamnov is making a bid to become the Blues' No. 1 right winger.Karamnov, a k a Big V, was the Blues' dominant player in a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers in a National Hockey...
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Knights Bring Home Trophy from Tourney after Victory Team Placed Fifth with a 66-46 Win
The Francis Howell North High boys basketball team beat Country Day 66-46 Wednesday, capturing fifth place in the Country Day Christmas Tournament."We're happy to bring home a trophy and we're happy to win three of four games," Knights coach Bill Moyer...
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Knights Have Mixed Results, Place Seventh in Tournament
The performance of the Francis Howell North High wrestling team could've been better."It's a good tournament and we did all right, but I would've liked to see a few more of our guys step up and wrestle better," Knights coach Harold Ritchie said after...
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Kshe's Owner Seeking $50 Million in Offering
The Indianapolis owner of radio station KSHE-FM in St. Louis is seeking to raise about $50 million in an initial public offering of stock.Emmis Broadcasting Corp., which bought KSHE in 1983, and Emmis' biggest shareholder, Chairman Jeffrey H. Smulyan,...
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Latest Israeli Proposal Unable to Sway Arafat
Hopes for a quick breakthrough in Israeli-PLO talks faded Thursday when PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat left Cairo without approving compromises worked out by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa met Arafat Thursday for...
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LAW ALLOWS BIG FARMERS TO AVOID CEILINGS ON PAYMENTS Series: A FLOOD OF MONEY SIDEBAR
WITH A LITTLE help from their lawyers, big farmers can skirt the legal ceilings on government farm payments.Federal law limits crop disaster payments to $100,000 per person and price-support payments to $50,000 per person. The catch is the word "person."When...
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Learning to Make Every Day Count for Something
THIS is a story about today, tomorrows and a resolution.Living tomorrows before they get here has become a full-time job for me, and I'm not going to do it anymore.It's the kind of society I live in. We have a curious need to know what the future is...
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Library Notes
Board Meeting</P><P>The St. Charles City-County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Spencer Road Library, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters. All library board meetings are open to the public. PJ Story Hour</P><P>A...
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Listen Up, Movers and Shakers: It's Resolution Time
BEFORE WE RESUME our regular programming on Sunday, let's take one more day off and suggest some appropriate New Year's resolutions.William Pagano - I resolve to finally go to prison this year. It has now been almost four years since I killed Mark Timothy...
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Local Leader Takes on Chief of Union, Wins
A local labor leader took on the entrenched president of his international union over alleged misuse of members' money - and won.Ted Zlotopolski, who heads Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 here, filed internal union charges that led to the resignation of...
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Man Accused in Mail Bombings an Inept Operator, Police Say
The man accused of killing five people by sending bombs to wipe out his girlfriend's family has a reputation as a small-time con man with big-time delusions and a history of talking himself into trouble, authorities say.Michael Stevens fancied himself...
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Man Sues to Change Residency Rule for Prosecutor Candidates
Tim G. Lee, a lawyer in St. Charles, has sued St. Charles County officials over a charter provision requiring anyone who wants to run for the office of prosecuting attorney to live in the county for three years.Lee says state law requires just a one-year...
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Many Nations Uneasy about `Eve' Mayhem
Authorities worldwide fear some of their citizens will not survive to see the new year because of alcohol-fueled mayhem on New Year's Eve.In unprecedented moves, authorities in many countries are taking steps to lower the annual casualty toll:In Bogota,...
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Meier Shrugs off Cold Spell, Leads Semo Past Lady Bills
Julie Meier had been shooting the basketball as well as she had in, well, maybe all of her life. And then she and her Southeast Missouri State teammates stepped into the chill of The Arena on Thursday."My teammates and my coach kept their confidence...
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Mixed Results on Defense Conversion
One-third of the way through the 1990s, one-third of the way through the post-Cold War defense cuts and one defense secretary already put out to pasture. That's where the nation stands, and St. Louis is one of several key cities where the conversion...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Cheeseheads have landed in California, and they've found a little slice of heaven at Robin's, a downtown Pasadena eatery.While the Wisconsin football team went through morning drills at nearby Citrus College, working out the kinks from Disneyland...
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Nations Battle Holiday Mayhem
Authorities worldwide fear some of their citizens will not survive to see the new year because of alcohol-fueled mayhem on New Year's Eve.In unprecedented moves, authorities in many countries are taking steps to lower the annual casualty toll:- In Bogota,...
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`New Guy' Gets Earful in Mu Win
The Antlers have a new toy and Missouri has a new shooting guard.Less than a week after making his decision to come out for the team and with only three practices under his belt, Paul O'Liney gave Missouri fans something new to cheer about as the Tigers...
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New Toys, Camps Keep Children Busy
Karen Pitts, a second-grade teacher from St. Peters, packs as many family activities as possible into her holiday break."You stay sane and busy that way," said Pitts.The family's post-Christmas excursions included a stop at a toy store Wednesday afternoon....
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New Year's Eve: Rave Parties to Prayers
At midnight tonight, another year goes into the history books. And St. Louisans will mark the moment in a variety of ways - at everything from "rave" parties to church services.Lisa Scott, 17, a student at Parkway South High School, and her boyfriend...
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Nhl Gives Joseph All-Star `Vacation'
For a goaltender, the honor is at the same time thrilling and frightening:The National Hockey League selected Blues goalie Curtis Joseph as a Western Conference reserve for its 1994 All-Star Game."It's great," Joseph said Thursday. "I wanted to be able...
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Night Life Masses, Stressed for Time, Skip Sleep to Work, Play
The hours between midnight and 7 a.m. used to be the sole province of cops and cabdrivers.Now, the graveyard shift belongs to the harried middle class as well. In the '90s, you can take a college course, shoot some hoops at a gym, work out with a personal...
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Night Time Hurried Masses Skip Sleep to Work, Play
The hours between midnight and 7 a.m. used to be the sole province of cops and cabdrivers.Now, the graveyard shift belongs to the harried middle class as well. In the '90s, you can take a college course, shoot some hoops at a gym, work out with a personal...
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No More Doubts Palozola Enjoys `Really Great' Year
Eventful. That word best describes the last 18 months for golfer Maria Palozola, who described it as "really great," a period of public as well as personal triumph.Palozola won the 1992 St. Louis Women's District Golf Association championship and followed...
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Officials Target Drunken-Driving They Want Illinois to Lower Its Legal Blood-Alcohol Intoxication Limit
If Illinois lowered its legal intoxication limit to 0.08 instead of the current .10, more drunken drivers would be sidelined and more lives would be saved, state and federal officials contend."Our research shows impairment starts for various drivers...
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Peeler among Three Ejected as la, Seattle Tempers Flare
It was a fight without punches, a wrestling match rather than a brawl, but when it was over the referees ejected two Los Angeles Lakers starters - including ex-Mizzou star Anthony Peeler - and the Seattle Supersonics' leading scorer.The Sonics' Ricky...
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People
The least likely act of 1993: LITTLE RICHARD singing Sesame Street's "Rubber Duckie."It's all on tape, and you can see it March 6, on a special marking the 25th anniversary of "Sesame Street," the children's show.Hearing Little Richard perform the bathtub...
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Peoria Central Upsets Lincoln at Collinsville
The new kid on the block - Peoria Central - did the improbable Thursday night in the 10th annual Collinsville/Schnucks Holiday Classic at Vergil Fletcher Gymnasium.The Lions (10-1) upset top seeded East St. Louis Lincoln 58-53 in the championship game....
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Phone Frenzy Foreign Firms Earn Spot in Portfolio
Time was when a broker said "Telephone," the customer automatically bought American Telephone & Telegraph Co. stock.Move over, AT&T. Investors these days buy and sell more shares of Telefonos de Mexico, the national phone monopoly south of the border,...
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Playing Name Game with Your Relatives
Dear Ann Landers: When our son married, he informed us that he and his wife were going to use a hyphenated name: "John and Jane Smith-Jones."My husband and I were very upset. Our name should be good enough for her by itself. I refuse to recognize my...
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Post Office Resolves: Short Lines, Long Hours 31 Area Branches Will Be Open on Saturdays
The St. Louis post office will institute a new pledge - "Service in Five Minutes or Less" - and longer hours at 31 branches beginning Jan. 8.The new policies apply to the branches within the 631 ZIP codes. Generally, that means in St. Louis and most...
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Privatization: Will It Work?
According to Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, "There are two places where the market doesn't work, poor neighborhoods and government." Both, he explains, have structural barriers to market forces. Poor communities have been stripped of the power...
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Questions from Black Coaches Won't Go Away
The voices of protest are growing. Heard first were African-American voices. In turn, they have been joined by basketball coaches Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams and Dale Brown, who are white. Soon, we may hear voices of Native Americans and Jews.Rudy...
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Refinancers Face a Tax Tradeoff May Owe More to Uncle Sam
Homeowners who took advantage of 1993's rock-bottom interest rates and refinanced their mortgages may be in for a rude and perhaps expensive surprise: Some are going to owe more income taxes in 1994.Those who refinanced this year found the lowest interest...
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Regional Housing Alliance Up and Running
Confluence St. Louis and the University of Missouri at St. Louis can take credit for having nurtured the Regional Housing Alliance, which is gradually becoming the premier agency for addressing housing issues in the St. Louis area.Five years ago, Confluence...
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Remembrances of the Year That Was
As 1993 recedes into the sunset, let us reflect on what the year just past has held. It was, of course, the year that President Bill Clinton spent in on-the-job training. Oh dear, he seemed to be saying in the first weeks and months, no one told me Bosnia...
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Report: Radiation Tests of Retarded Widespread
Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say radiation experiments on mentally retarded residents of the Fernald State School in Waltham were more widespread than previously believed and continued into the 1960s.But the researchers adopted...
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Salvation Army Will Teach Life Skills `We're Trying to Reach the Person as a Whole,' Director Says
The opening of the Salvation Army shelter in O'Fallon will bring not only a new roof over the heads of the homeless but a new program intended to offer fresh hope to turn their lives around.Starting about March, the Salvation Army will offer classes...
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`Sesame Street' Circles Globe for New Year's
WHEN you're 25 years old, New Year's Eve is a time for a monster party. And that's just what "Sesame Street" has on the agenda.The Children's Television Workshop production continues its 25th anniversary celebration with an international extravaganza...
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Should Woman Be Forced to Have Shock Treatment? Illinois Appeals Court Takes Up Another Ethical Question
Just two weeks after deciding whether a pregnant woman should be forced to undergo a Caesarean section, the Illinois Appellate Court is being asked again to weigh the necessity of ordering an invasive medical procedure on an unwilling woman.Although...
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Stadium Lease Deal Moves Slowly Forward
Inch by inch, negotiations are moving forward to free up the domed stadium lease for any National Football League team interested in relocating to St. Louis.On Thursday, attorneys representing St. Louis and St. Louis County agreed to changes requested...
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Statesmen Win Third Crown in Meramec Event
Webster Groves High senior Bill Shell wasn't 100 percent Thursday night. But he was good enough."Either I'm coming down with the flu or it was just nerves," he said. "I didn't feel very good before the game, but I stuck it out."Shell scored 13 of his...
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Surgery Ko's Osborne for Season
If the Cardinals are to prosper next year, they will have to do so without lefthander Donovan Osborne. He will miss all of next season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Post-Dispatch has learned.Osborne, 24, experienced...
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Suspect Admits Series of Attacks, Official Says Stufflebean Is Center of Multistate Inquiries
Gary Stufflebean, in jail for allegedly trying to kidnap a Maryland Heights girl, told police he has molested children in other states, the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney said Thursday.Stufflebean, 37, confessed during an 11-hour interrogation...
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Teamsters' Head Eyes Dues Hike to Avert Fiscal Crisis
In an unprecedented and controversial gamble to save the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from falling into dire financial straits in the coming months, the union's international president, Ronald Carey, said he plans to ask members to vote soon...
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The Bizzaro File Closes on 1993
Time for one more read through the Bizzaro File before we close the book and move on to the adventures of 1994.It was a great year for scientific breakthroughs. The Associated Press reported that a California company marketed a self-cleaning public toilet....
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The Central Issue Is Trust
When Missouri Treasurer Bob Holden, a Democrat, chose Central Trust Bank of Jefferson City to handle the bulk of the state's banking business, he could not help - under the circumstances - but seem to show favoritism. Missouri law is very simple: The...
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The End of '93 Brings Memories of Passings
Dear Readers: What a year this has been! The Bushes and "first dog" Millie moved out of the White House. The Clintons and "first cat" Socks moved in.Thurgood Marshall, the first black to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, died at 84. Don Drysdale,...
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The Next Step for Jews, Catholics Understanding Must Follow, Scholars Say
DESPITE THE historic accord to forge diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Israel, ignorance and painful misunderstandings remain between Roman Catholics and Jews.Now, leading Jewish and Roman Catholic scholars and members of the clergy are looking...
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The Principal Doesn't Have a Prayer
A high school principal in Jackson, Miss., who was fired for letting students read prayers over the building intercom, won his job back at the end of the school year, but the controversy over his action is sure to persist. Basically, the conflict is...
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Top Concerts of 1993
Here and at far right are the choices of those on the local music scene - both in-house and out - who were asked to select their favorite concerts of 1993. CHUCK ATKINS Director of operations for KMJM/KATZ 1. Sade, Riverport Amphitheatre, Aug. 12...
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Venture Forum Breakfast Provides `Angel'
Entrepreneurs looking for a "business angel," someone who can help them finance their dreams, may want to stop by the breakfast meeting of the Missouri Venture Forum next week.The group has invited a leader of angel networks to speak at the meeting,...
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Vikings Done in Again by Late Shot, This Time Cbc's
It happened again.For the second time in as many nights and the third time this season, the Vikings of Francis Howell High were done in by a last-second desperation shot.CBC's Nathan Shea scored on an off-balance scoop shot to break a tie with five seconds...
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Vikings' Win Would Cinch Playoff Berth
Dennis Green doesn't buy any of the talk about a large contingent of demoralized Washington Redskins missing today's season finale and passing up a chance to jeopardize his Minnesota Vikings' playoff berth."I think the Redskins are going to come out...
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