St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 29, 1994

4–M M–Y
40 Area High School Students Win Merit Scholarships
Forty St. Louis area high school seniors have received college-sponsored merit scholarships in the fourth National Merit Scholarship Corp. announcement this year.More than 2,600 winners of the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships across the nation were...
54 Men in Stripes: They Try to Keep Order on the Court
All in the life of a National Basketball Association referee: Player Vernon Maxwell gets tossed by ref Joe Forte, then tosses his gum and a cup of ice at the official before being steered to the locker room.After a game in Madison Square Garden, Charles...
A Big Step Forward for Juvenile Justice
FOR THE GUARDIANS of Missouri's most troubled juvenile offenders, this year's legislative session was a dream come true.They came away with a 20 percent budget increase for treatment programs. "It's the biggest increase in our history," said Mark Steward,...
A Giant of a Man, Even to Marines
ON THE NIGHT I attended a meeting of the St. Louis chapter of the Montford Point Marines, very little business was conducted. There was some talk, if I remember correctly, about a golf tournament to raise money for scholarships, but mostly the fellows...
Annual Fashionetta Cotillion Is a Night to Remember
TWENTY-TWO was the magic number for the 10th annual Fashionetta Cotillion, sponsored by the Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. The 22 young women were presented at the May 22 cotillion at the Regal Riverfront Hotel.Marla Baker was named...
Arsenio Hall Reluctantly Moves On
Shut down the dog pound and call back the posse."The Arsenio Hall Show," which made its debut in 1989 as a hip shot-in-the-arm for late-night television, ran through its final rehearsal Friday night, hours before taping its last show."From Liz Taylor...
Ask the Students about Beaumont
SOME STUDENTS AT Beaumont High School made one thing very clear to me last week: In this day and age of school desegregation, it's not always easy going to a non-magnet, all-black school.It's not because the facilities are bad or the teachers are lousy...
At the Movies
NEW</P><P>Beverly Hills Cop III (R, violence, language; 1:44): Axel Foley hasn't had the Beverly Hills police, federal agents and assorted thugs to kick around for a while now. But he's back and carrying the same shtick that worked money-magic...
A Wrap on Rap? End of `Arsenio' Worries Music Industry
WHEN Arsenio Hall took his final bow Friday night, record company executives worried that the curtain might also drop on urban-oriented music on the late-night talk-show circuit.Officials at MCA, Epic and other labels said that for the last 5 1/2 years,...
Bending Traditions: Flamenco Finds Home in Concert Hall
AS a flamenco guitarist, Juan Serrano draws from the traditions of flamenco music and dance deeply rooted in the Andalusian plains of southern Spain.Serrano, like the noted flamenco stylist Paco Pena, comes from the Andalusian city of Cordoba - a cultural...
Berkeley Wins 9th Title, Sets Meet Record with 96 Points
The Berkeley High boys rolled up a meet-record 96 points to win their ninth Missouri Class 3A track and field title Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.Berkeley eclipsed the mark of 88 points set in 1992 by 4A titlist McCluer. The championship is Berkeley's...
Bertolucci's Buddha
AFTER SHOWING the world Marlon Brando in the nude, what else was left?But Bernardo Bertolucci, whose radically imagined "Last Tango in Paris" established him as one of the world's great directors back in 1972, has found plenty.He's shown a leftist cavalcade...
Big Bird as Cash Cow Emu Ranchers Hatch Plans for the Future
They look like creatures created by Dr. Seuss.Long legs, long necks and large bodies resembling oversized feather boas, off-brown and tan in color. The necks shimmer with a neon blue.They can be incredibly curious, poking their beaks in pockets, removing...
Bullets Make History with Win over Amateurs
The all-woman Colorado Silver Bullets made history Friday night, with a 7-2 victory over the Richfield Rockets, a 35-and-over men's amateur team.Stacy Sunny's three RBIs and Lee Anne Ketcham's 14-strikeout pitching paced the Bullets to what is believed...
Canada May Legalize Hemp Farming
Joe Strobel dreams marijuana dreams. Wait, it's not what you think.In Strobel's dream, the tobacco fields sloping up from the north shore of Lake Erie - his fields and those of his neighbors - are patched with dense stands of Cannabis sativa ruffling...
Cards Go Blush vs. Padres 4-0
The Cardinals' travail against the San Diego Padres here reached new depths of embarrassment Saturday night. Their eighth consecutive loss to the Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium was a 4-0 shutout as lefthander Allen Watson came up dry for the seventh consecutive...
Centennial Celebration Starts at Union Station
"It's Lizzie's birthday and Union Station's birthday. This is something she'll remember," said Marie Ellison of Spanish Lake.Ellison brought Lizzie Barbero, 8, and her three siblings Saturday to the opening weekend of Union Station's summer-long centennial.Ellison...
Centennial Union Station Starts Celebration
"It's Lizzie's birthday and Union Station's birthday. This is something she'll remember," said Marie Ellison of Spanish Lake.Ellison brought Lizzie Barbero, 8, and her three siblings Saturday to the opening weekend of Union Station's summer-long centennial.Ellison...
Changes Leave Puzzlers Cross
CROSSWORD PUZZLE FANS, today I have a solution to your puzzle. I'm referring not to an individual puzzle, but rather to the puzzled reactions caused by the changes you've been dealing with lately in trying to solve the daily New York Times crossword...
Channel 2's New Owner Is a Dealmaker
He's one of the biggest deals, and biggest deal makers, ever to come out of Philadelphia. Yet, quite possibly, you've never heard of him.He is Ronald Perelman, 51, chairman of Revlon, a Haverford School and Wharton graduate whose shrewd maneuverings...
Channel Scramble at Least Two Stations Seek ABC Alliance
When ABC gets divorced from Channel 2 next year, it won't lack for a date in St. Louis. Two and possibly three stations are ready to consider marriage.Channel 30, being dumped by the Fox network, says it will be fairest of face when ABC comes courting.Channel...
Cheap Shot at Chief Harmon
St. Louisans must be puzzled and surprised by reports that Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has privately criticized the performance of Clarence Harmon, the city's police chief. What are the mayor's motives for this unfair attack on a fine cop, one who has done...
Cherished Veterans and Their Legacies
I CAME OUT of the grocery store last week, put some money in a can held by a man from the VFW and took a paper poppy. Later, I read again a poem that most people my age are familiar with and that people a few years older knew by heart.The poem was "In...
Child, Spouse Abuse Rising in Armed Forces Families
Domestic violence in military families has increased steadily since the late 1980s, new Defense Department figures show.The number of confirmed spouse-abuse cases climbed to 18.1 cases per 1,000 spouses last year, from 12 cases per 1,000 in 1988. Substantiated...
Clark Goes Distance; Tribe Stays Hot at Home
Mark Clark pitched his third complete game in his last four starts, and Carlos Baerga homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Saturday for their eighth consecutive home victory.It's the first time Cleveland has won eight in a...
Classification of Arthritis Is Determined by Its Cause
Dear Dr. Donohue: My wife has been told she has two types of arthritis together. She has rheumatoid arthritis in her knees and osteoarthritis in her spine and shoulders. Are the same medicines used to help ease the pain of both kinds?The same drugs are...
Clinton vs. Dole Health Care D-Day
We are approaching D-Day in Europe and D-Day in the United States on health care. We pretty well know what kind of a health-care "system" a majority of Americans would like.Total coverage of all health costs for all Americans "All" means just that -...
Coach Assesses President's Jogging Style
Running coach Jim Vargo says Bill Clinton deserves some credit: For a middle-aged guy with a weight problem, the president can run."He doesn't have bad running form, from a technical standpoint," Vargo said after a recent run with President Clinton in...
Coddling Can Impede Progress of Patients with Heart Disease
Overly helpful spouses and minor psychological problems may do more to interfere with the daily activities of heart disease patients than their physical ailment itself, a University of Washington study suggests.More than 6 million Americans have heart...
Common Sense on Flood Control
The White House task force that studied the Great Flood of 1993 made no surprising or dramatic recommendations, but that is not to say that it had nothing worthwhile to tell Congress. Indeed, its report was filled with so much common sense that one's...
Comparing 4 Cruise Experiences
THE FIRST TIME you go on a cruise, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The second time you go on a cruise, it becomes an experience of comparisons. If you're hooked on the cruising lifestyle, you discover each cruise is an experience unto itself.It...
Cowgirls Oust Mizzou from Series
Errors and poor fielding doomed Missouri in four previous losses to Oklahoma State.So it was no surprise that errors and poor defense were the culprits in MU's 7-3 loss to the Cowgirls at the Women's College World Series.The loss was Missouri's second...
Critics of Clinton's Policy Ask Why China Got a Pass on Human Rights
ON THURSDAY, the same day that President Bill Clinton moved to "de-link" Trade from the issue of human rights in China, his special envoy on Haiti was in Santo Domingo, pressing leaders of the Dominican Republic to enforce the U.N.'s trade embargo on...
Cry Woof: Arsenio Hall Show Bowwows Out
Excited fans in the dog pound pumped their arms and said "woof-woof-woof" for the last time as "The Arsenio Hall Show" broadcast its final show.The program, which brought a party atmosphere and cutting-edge music to late-night television, ended its five-year...
C-Sections Called Far Too Common about 420,000 a Year in U.S. Are Unneeded, Consumer Group Says
About 420,000 Caesarean deliveries are performed unnecessarily in the United States each year, a consumer group says.The highest rates are in the South and at large, for-profit hospitals, the Public Citizen Health Research Group said Wednesday.The...
`Days of Our Lives' to Honor Late Macdonald Carey
BEGINNING June 20, "Days of Our Lives" will honor the memory of Macdonald Carey, who died of cancer March 21. Carey was an original cast member, having created the role of Dr. Tom Horton on Nov. 8, 1965, when "Days" debuted.Nearly every character on...
Despite Woes, Dutch Baseball Players Are Devoted
Glum gray clouds dumped cold sheets of water on the diamond. Tree limbs twitched in the brisk maritime breeze. Cowed by the elements, the Dutch ballplayers took refuge in the clubhouse canteen, where the second baseman already was yanking the Amstel...
Developer Counting on Finance Business Trying to Recover from Real-Estate Crash
St. Louis developer Andrew S. Love Jr. is returning to the roots of his family's business.With his real-estate empire only a vestige of what it was just a few years ago, Love now is counting on his finance business to pay the bills."The mortgage banking...
Dodgers to Strawberry: Don't Rush Return
Darryl Strawberry had about $7.1 million remaining on his contract with the Dodgers through 1995 and is believed to have received almost all of it.Attorney Robert Shapiro said it was unlikely Strawberry would attempt to play in '94. He said Strawberry...
Donovan's for Quiet, Intimate Dining
Sometimes the best discoveries are unanticipated. Just ask Don Grahl, chef and co-owner with Don Durham Jr. of Donovan's Restaurant.Grahl has earned the distinction of creating flash-fried spinach. Although it's listed as a side dish on the menu, many...
Do You Want to Tick When Your Body Wants to Tock?
When you're having a bad day, don't be too quick to blame your spouse, a mysterious virus or your unhappy childhood. You may simply feel out of sorts because you are trying to "tick" when your body wants to "tock."In other words, one of your biological...
Dramatic Growing Pains: Theaters Badly Need Space
WHETHER you're the producer of a multimillion-dollar Broadway epic, or a summer-camp adaptation for 9-year-olds, or anything in between, the final week before opening night is one of severe mental anguish.Stages St. Louis, the very successful Kirkwood-based...
Durning Goes Back to Normandy
CHARLES DURNING, who narrates this week's "Normandy: the Great Crusade" on the Discovery Channel, got choked up a couple of times during the taping.That's because 50 years ago, he was there.Seventeen-year-old infantryman Durning was among the first soldiers...
Emerson Protesting Epa's Plan to Ban Lead Fishing Sinkers
The ban on assault weapons was bad enough for Rep. Bill Emerson, R-Mo.But now, he says, President Bill Clinton's administration has really gone overboard with its next target: lead fishing sinkers.The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a ban...
End of Embargo Means S. African Arms Sales May Double
South Africa plans to increase its arms exports sharply now that the U.N. Security Council has dropped its long-standing embargo on the nation's arms trade.The head of Armscor, the state-run arms industry, predicted last week that arms exports would...
Endurance Pays in J. Andretti's Daily Double
John Andretti will drive a 1994 Lola-Cosworth in the Indianapolis 500 and a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte.It is more than a display of versatility. It is a major logistical challenge. Both races are Sunday.Andretti...
England's James Performs with Passion
The first St. Louis appearance by England's James was a show of passion and precision. The band performed to a sellout crowd Friday night at Mississippi Nights with Texas.The sextet has been at it for 11 years, soldiering through lineup shifts and ambivalent...
Environmentalists Hail Whale Sanctuary; Others Warn of `Slippery Slope'
Environmentalists are celebrating the creation of a vast whale sanctuary in Antarctic waters, but some express fear that the development could lead to resumed hunting in other parts of the world.The International Whaling Commission voted 23-1 at a conference...
Eye of the Storm a Clear Look at the Turbulent Willem De Kooning
WILLEM DE KOONING at his best is the stormiest of masters. His brush strokes hook and sweep. His figures fly to pieces - a breast becomes a rolling eye, shoulders a horizon.There's always been a rolling turbulence about him. Nothing in his art moves...
Fairs, Fun & Festivals
Mileages and drive times are based on the distance from downtown St. Louis. MAY 29 BELLEVILLE - Strawberry and Craft Festival. A craft fair and lots of desserts featuring strawberries through May 30 at Eckert's. 25 miles; 35 minutes. (618) 233-0513....
Fairs, Fun & Festivals Things to Do in Missouri
Mileage and drive time are based on the distance from downtown St. Louis. MAY 29 DIXON - Bluegrass Pickin' Time. The final day of this four-day event offering live bluegrass music, crafts and barbecue at the Dixon Music Park. Admission: $5. 141 miles;...
Finals Could Have Been One Blue Funk
At last, a positive development for the Blues.It occurred on Friday night when Stephane Matteau's goal in the second overtime gave the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over New Jersey in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference finals.You might wonder...
Five Infected with Aids Virus despite Vaccinations in Trial
At least five volunteers in the government's principal AIDS immunization study have become infected with the AIDS virus, despite having been vaccinated, the Chicago Tribune reported in Sunday editions.The development raises concerns about how well the...
Flax Appeal
AMERICANS ARE having a flax attack.Linen is loose on the floors of most stores.The fiber harvested from flax plants has never been more pervasive in new summer clothes for women and men than it is this year.Pure linen, linen blends and linen look-alikes...
For a Thrill (and Bite) a Minute, Go for Bluegill
Fishermen talk about it a lot, but most rarely experience it. "Fish-at-every-cast" is a mere dream to most anglers. Some have never seen fishing that good.But in May and June on most area ponds and lakes such fishing is available to those who know where...
For Rangers' Magic Number, Just Take the 0 out of '40
Four more wins. That's all the New York Rangers need.Four more, and the Stanley Cup Curse will be lifted. Four more, and the Madison Square Garden fans - many of whom weren't alive when the Rangers last won the National Hockey League title - will be...
From Dead End to Living a Dream Woman Escapes Poverty in Jamaica for Honors at Johns Hopkins
To survive, Hyacinth Morgan once ate slop meant for pigs. She lived in her family's two-room shack in rural Jamaica.Today, her next step is medical school."It's amazing just to think where I'm coming from, a little Third World country with no opportunity,"...
Gambling Know-How State Draws Fine Line between Skill, Chance
With a wry smile, Sen. James L. Mathewson described his gambling losses aboard the Admiral's shakedown cruise last week."I lost $100," he said. "But I lost it skillfully. Luck? Nope. It was high skill."The Sedalia Democrat's grin reflected the state...
Gas Prices Unlikely to Be a Pain in the Tank
Motorists starting off the peak driving season on Memorial Day may pay a little more for gasoline this summer - but hardly enough to make them reconsider vacations or long trips."Studies say you'd probably have to raise gasoline prices 50 percent before...
Getting Tough Prosecutors Hail `Truth-in-Sentencing' Act
SISTER PATRICIA KELLEY helped poor people pay their utility bills. Rose Jackson counseled prisoners through a church group. Doris Hayes worked as a security guard. Imogene Jackson lived in the same St. Louis apartment complex as Kelley.Between 1985 and...
Giant Squid Makes Flash at Museum
A giant squid equipped with natural blue-green lights on two of its arms is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution - just to show, a researcher says, that "weird things actually exist."The researcher, Mike Vecchione, is a member of the museum's...
Gift Boosts Repairs for Forest Park 6 Monuments, Foot Bridge Are Slated for Renovation
A pock-marked bronze of St. Francis of Assisi stands in Forest Park, its raised right hand cradling a bird's feet. The bird's body is long gone.For 120 years, an unusually ornate, Victorian foot bridge has spanned a small creek in the park. Its wrought...
Glory Days of Ancient Egypt
RIVER GOD A novel by Wilbur Smith 528 pages, St. Martin's, $24.95</P><P>BRITISH NOVELIST Wilbur Smith has built a big following with his muscular adventure novels, most of them set in modern sub-Saharan Africa. But now, he's shifting...
Gypsies in Their Souls They Can't Resist a Good Flea Market - No Matter Where It Is
PAULA DAVIS is about as gypsy as Blondie Bumstead.Her new home sits in the middle of affluent, white-bread suburbia, for pete's sake. Her husband manages a title company. She has one kid in college and another in high school. She loves flowered wallpaper,...
Haunting Memories of Death
REMEMBER ME A novel by mary Higgins Clark 306 pages, Simon & Schuster, $23.50</P><P>MARY HIGGINS CLARK has become a fixture at the top of best-seller lists by scaring her fans to death. She does it by pushing their buttons - her...
Helicopter Golf Outing to Cost Staff $13,000
Senior White House officials will pay the Treasury more than $13,000 to cover the cost of an aide's unauthorized use of a presidential helicopter to play golf in Maryland, officials said Saturday."Contributions will be remitted within one week," communications...
Hersey's Last Stories Display His Talents
KEY WEST TALES Stories by John Hersey. 227 pages, Knopf, $22.</P><P>IN THIS collection, completed shortly before the author died in 1993, the setting (and, one might say, the main character) is Key West, where Hersey lived during the...
Historical: Building on Missouri's Architecture
IS THERE a great old house in your neighborhood? An ancient gas station, or a farmhouse that's been around forever?If so, don't be surprised to find Osmund Overby jotting down notes nearby.Overby, an art history and archaeology professor at the University...
Hoosiers' Heaven in May, That Could Be Only One Place: Indy Speedway
I don't know what team Shaquille O'Neal plays for. I don't know who's tops in tennis. Although I go to Cardinals games, I don't even know their current record.But I do know how many times A.J. Foyt has won the Indy 500 (four), the name of the first woman...
Idaho Woman Rodeo Star at Age 50
It took 18 years for Janet Alley Youren to prove her mother wrong. But at 50, Youren has done just that.Now in her 20th season as a member of the Professional Women's Rodeo Association, Youren's lifelong devotion to competitive bronc riding, bull riding,...
Immigrant Farmer Feels Wrath of U.S. over Endangered Rat
Taung Ming-Lin's one acre of bamboo was supposed to be just the beginning of his American dream.The Taiwanese immigrant had prepared his remaining 719 acres to plant other vegetables to cater to Southern California's booming Asian population. That's...
Immigration Officers Face Florida Influx
Every day brings a shipload of problems to Uncle Sam's overburdened immigration force in south Florida.Even as officers continued sorting out the 411 Haitians who arrived off Lake Worth last month, some officers had to be pulled away to handle more refugees,...
Incarnate Word Edges Nerinx for Girls Title
Sara Burkett never has scored a more important goal.Burkett, a junior at Incarnate Word Academy, scored on a 35-yard free kick with about 6 minutes to play Saturday, beating Nerinx Hall 1-0 in the 10th Missouri girls high school soccer championship at...
Indians' Clark Wins Again; Umpire Phillips Hurt in Kc
Mark Clark pitched his third complete game in his last four starts, and Carlos Baerga homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Saturday for their eighth consecutive home victory.It's the first time the Indians have won eight in...
Indians' Clark Wins Again; Ump Phillips Hurt in Kc
Mark Clark pitched his third complete game in his last four starts, and Carlos Baerga homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Saturday for their eighth consecutive home victory.It's the first time the Indians have won eight in...
Investing in Linen? Take Care
AS LINEN BECOMES more popular and its finishes more varied, the care and feeding of the fabric is a frequent topic of fashion conversation.Here are a few tips from the experts.If a linen garment's care label says "dry clean only," take the manufacturer's...
It's a Numbers Game, So Get Ready to Dial That 314
Progress like a car phone comes at a cost. As of Nov. 1, we'll be paying that cost by dialing extra digits on some telephone calls.Southwestern Bell announced last week that we'll be dialing those extra digits on long-distance calls within Area Code...
It's Time for Christopher to Go
The United States, Europe and Russia have formally agreed in Geneva that peace must be brought to Bosnia. U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Russian Foreign Minister Andei Kozyrev hailed their accord as a great new "initiative." But look...
Ivanisevic Battles Back from Brink, Chang Falls over Edge in 2 5-Setters
If tennis needed some excitement, the French Open provided plenty of it Saturday.Five men's matches were decided in five sets, including thrillers involving fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic and No. 8 Michael Chang.When play ended, only one seeded player...
Jobless Rate Doesn't Tell the Job Story
The memories all seem so distant: Keith Hernandez was having an MVP season for the Cardinals. A near-bankrupt Chrysler Corp. was pleading for a government bailout. And the St. Louis economy was ticking along with a 4.8 percent unemployment rate.Hernandez...
John Andretti to Race at Indy and Charlotte - on the Same Day
John Andretti will drive a 1994 Lola-Cosworth in the Indianapolis 500 and a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina in the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte.It is more than a display of versatility. It is a major logistical challenge. Both races are Sunday.Andretti...
June to Test New Law on Wildflowers
Take time to stop and smell the wildflowers along Missouri's highways - even pick them and gather their seeds. But don't dig them up.A new state law makes it illegal, not to mention expensive, to dig plants from public roadsides.It seems that the roots...
Krone Makes Comeback in a Very Public Way
Julie Krone, whose effervescent life has left little room for reflection, paused at the question."What would you do if they wrote something bad about you?" said Allen Jerkens, a Hall-of-Fame trainer and a bit of a backstretch sage. "All this hubbub attention...
Late Birdies Give Trevino 1-Shot Lead
Lee Trevino birdied two of the last three holes in a 3-under-par 67 Saturday and held a 1-stroke lead after two rounds of the $700,000 Bell Atlantic Classic in Malvern, Pa.Trevino, second in earnings on the Senior PGA Tour, started the day 3 strokes...
Let South Africa Help in Rwanda
For all of the hyperbolic use of such terms as genocide and holocaust to describe Bosnia, the worst violence on Earth today is occurring in Rwanda. Unlike Bosnia, where the combatants are fighting over 4 or 6 or 9 percent more territory, in Rwanda the...
Lights, Camera, Tanning
All they wanted were tan bodies, but they got red faces instead. That's what happened to about 100 women who were tanning in Buffalo, Mo. They thought they were tanning in solitude, in a booth in a corner of Videoland, a local video store. But they later...
Lobbyists Take Lawmakers on Trips, Tours Some Checked out Gaming; Others Went to S. Africa
Shortly after the Legislature adjourned last year, 11 Missouri lawmakers flew to Biloxi, Miss., to get a firsthand look at the operations of a permanently moored gambling riverboat.Casino Magic Corp., the developer of a casino boat project in St. Louis,...
Loves Are Warring over Aunt's Will
It's Loves and war in a feud among members of one of St. Louis' most prominent families.Three cousins of developer and lawyer Andrew S. Love Jr. allege in a lawsuit that he "unduly influenced" a wealthy aunt who died last year with a will that leaves...
Lucrative Lunch: Award Winner Bosley Brings Own Gift
MAYOR FREEMAN Bosley Jr. said something substantive after accepting the Hiram Leffingwell Award from Cynthia Todd on behalf of Forest Park Forever at a luncheon hosted by the Women's Committee on May 19.But then the honorable mayor added that he always...
Man's Ashes Remain in Bag on Closet Shelf
Dear Ann Landers: My father-in-law died four years ago and was cremated. At the time of his death, my mother-in-law was unable to make a final decision about his remains, and they wound up with my husband. We've had them in a grocery sack on the top...
`Mas, Mas, Mas' Roberto Duran, 43, Is Getting Ready to Return to the Ring
More than 13 years after "No mas," his ignominious surrender to Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran is saying, "Mas, mas, mas."Duran is 43, an age when he should be punching nothing more formidable than a remote control, but there he is, still fighting...
Mexican Drug Warriors Use Suburbans Both Sides like Stolen U.S. Vehicles
In Mexico's swashbuckling drug wars, the Chevrolet Suburban rules: It is a getaway vehicle, a status symbol, a war wagon whose mystique blends menace and style.Suburbans, Jeep Cherokees and other U.S.-made, four-wheel drive vehicles are prized by both...
Meyers Fires Hazelwood C. Past CBC 4-3
Pitcher Ricky Meyers shouted to the keeper of Hazelwood Central High's scorebook: "How many strikeouts did I get?"Informed that he fanned eight CBC batters, Meyers scrunched his face and muttered, "Dang it. Missed it by two."Meyers, a senior lefthander,...
Michigan Refuses to Extradite Fugitive in 1972 Murder Case
Gov. John Engler said Phillip Chance can remain free in Michigan instead of being sent back to a prison in Alabama for a murder in 1972 that Chance says he didn't commit.On Friday, Engler denied Alabama's request to extradite Chance, 37, who fled to...
Millions at Stake in Schools Vote
The St. Louis Public Schools system is seeking its 11th - and, it hopes, last - waiver of a property tax rollback in a special election June 7.For the past 10 years, city voters have gone to the polls each June and approved delaying the rollback. This...
Missouri Must Do More Than Send Troopers
The recent proposal of Gov. Mel Carnahan to send a handful of highway patrolmen to St. Louis and Kansas City should not deflect the public from holding the state of Missouri responsible for fixing its malfunctioning criminal justice system - a system...
Molly Ivins: A Woman of Contrast She's Sassy but Sultry, Laid-Back but Incisive, Successful but Humble
MOLLY IVINS' sharp tongue is enveloped in a throaty Texas twang that is disarmingly sultry.It sounds more like the voice of a woman asking listeners to call a 900 number than of a journalist and author whose newspaper and magazine columns sometimes end...
More Perfect Union: White House Wedding Joins Democratic Tribes
Anthony Rodham, Hillary Rodham Clinton's youngest brother, and Nicole Boxer, daughter of Sen. Barbara Boxer and her husband, Stewart, were married Saturday in a private ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.President Bill Clinton and 250 guests were...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff wishes it was next year already. The 1995 Extreme Games will feature bizarre events like street luge racing, sky surfing and barefoot ski jumping.Street luge intrigues us the most. In college, we staged a little Soap Box...
Mr. Beverly Hills Cop: A Mellowed-Out Eddie Murphy Speaks His Mind
DRESSED in jeans, a denim shirt and a baseball cap worn backward, Eddie Murphy could be anybody. But the jeweled gold watch on his wrist and the beefy bodyguard who hovers discreetly in the background say he is Somebody.Gone are the leather suits and...