St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 20, 1995

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$46 Million to Rejuvenate Darst-Webbe
The federal government awarded St. Louis $46.7 million Thursday to replace most of the units at the Darst-Webbe complex with a new approach to public housing.The city plans a mixed-use development at the Darst site. It will raze 758 high-rise units and...
Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: I am a 33-year-old mother of two beautiful young children. I'm married, usually happy, and I work. (I have a very relaxed, no-stress position.) I wish I could blame my problem on stress, but I have none that I'm aware of.So what's my problem?...
Abortion, Welfare and Politics
At least one ingredient is missing from the cauldron of welfare reform ideas brewing on Capitol Hill. It's a spoonful of humility.For a long time, conservatives have accused liberals of "social engineering" - trying to change private behavior through...
A Flag-Waver: Kieslowski Triumphss
"RED" Rating: R, language, sexual situations. Running time: 1:35.</P><P>`BLUE." "White." "Red."</P><P>Short, simple, one-syllable words, but as filled with complexity as the Krzysztof Kieslowski's movies that bear their names....
After 200 Years, House Majority No Longer Rules
Congressional Republicans, who have been known to castigate Democrats for disdaining the lessons of history and circumventing the intent of our founding fathers, spent all of 20 minutes in debate last week before proceeding to overturn two centuries...
After a Week in Rockies, Blues Face Sharks with Peak Attitude
The Blues have come down from the mountains in search of the Stanley Cup.By all accounts, the six-day preseason retreat in Vail, Colo., was a smashing success. The spirited, tight, two-a-day practices bred esprit de corps, confidence and conditioning."Ready...
`Annie' - by the Hundreds
IN THE '90s, every title must have a subtitle, and the venerable musical "Annie" should be no different. So this weekend at the Chesterfield Community Theater, it will be " `Annie': Cecil B. DeMille Meets Harold Hill."Tonight and twice on Saturday, director...
Ann Landers
Dear Ann Landers: Your response to "Infuriated in Pittsburgh," who wrote about frivolous lawsuits, missed the mark.I am the woman in California who sued her employer for assault and battery over exposure to secondhand smoke. As a result of working in...
Anything Possible in Plot Involving Farrakhan
IT'S A conspiracy, man!"Those were familiar words from a friend when we were in college together.He thought there was a conspiracy behind everything. When he got a bad grade in a course, he'd say it was "the white man's conspiracy to keep the black man...
Bears Watching Exotic Animal Scheme Lands Swindler in Prison
Herd the gnus?A man from Alorton has been sent to the pen for swindling exotic-animal lovers from the United States and Canada.Nathan L. Wimbley, 38, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge William L. Beatty. He also...
Boys, Girls Invited for Free Throw Contest Sunday
O'Fallon Knights of Columbus Council 2269 is inviting all boys and girls ages 10-14 who live in and around O'Fallon to participate in the local level of the 1995 International Free Throw Championship Sunday at the St. Dominic High gymnasium.Registration...
Briefs
NationWASHINGTONPilot Held In N. Korea To Return To DutyChief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, the helicopter pilot who was shot down by North Korean forces last month, will return to his Army unit in South Korea next week.Hall was shot down with his co-pilot,...
Briefs
NationWASHINGTONPilot Held In N. Korea To Return To DutyChief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall, the helicopter pilot who was shot down by North Korean forces last month, will return to his Army unit in South Korea next week.Hall was shot down with his co-pilot,...
Briefs
MissouriST. LOUIS UNIVERSITYIncreases In Tuition Planned For Next YearSt. Louis University's undergraduates will be paying $12,800 for tuition next year, a 9.5 percent increase from this year's cost of $11,690.In an announcement Thursday, the university...
Businessman in Rolla Faces Swedish Charge of Fraud over Letter of Credit
A businessman from Rolla, Mo., is facing extradition to Sweden over charges he took part in attempts to sell a forged $50 million standby letter of credit.Swedish authorities have until Feb. 27 to complete an extradition request for the businessman,...
By the Way
Jawjacking</P><P>"These are the best players I've had at Kentucky, but this is far from the best team. In fact, it might be the worst team I've had since my first year. . . . Especially in national television games, we think in terms...
Camby Leads Umass
The contest went as expected when Massachusetts, the top-ranked team in the nation, faced Rhode Island, the last-place team in the Atlantic 10. It was no contest.The Minutemen coasted to a 91-75 win Thursday night in Providence, R.I., as 6-foot-11 Marcus...
Can He Lift the Blues? Keenan Finally Launches Quest to Bring the Cup to St. Louis
Tonight's the night: The National Hockey League begins its belated and abbreviated season - 112 days late and 36 games short, but hey, better late than never.The No Hockey League, as it was called during the protracted owners' lockout that ended last...
Canucks Could; Watch out for Wings, Blues
CENTRAL DIVISIONBLUESUpside: Mike Keenan's arrival as general manager and coach means the end of illogical trades for non-hockey reasons. He's in charge. He's the man. He's a winner.Downside: Uniform redesign will make the boys look like clowns - win...
Check Record before Judging Frontiere's Rams
Once upon a time, the Rams were really something. On the field, they were more glamorous than Georgia Frontiere, more cunning than John Shaw.From 1973-89, the Rams had a blue-and-gold rush, making the playoffs in 14 of 17 seasons and competing in seven...
Church Notes
Inquirer's ClassAn inquirer's class is planned for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The United Methodist Church of the Shepherd, 4116 McClay Road, St. Charles. The focus will be on discipleship, major beliefs, opportunities for service and church expectations....
Church Program Is Canceled after Threat of Protest Abortion Foes Targeted Speaker
Catholic Church leaders canceled an ecumenical program scheduled for Thursday night at St. Anselm's Church in Creve Coeur after anti-abortion activists threatened to disrupt it.The activists were upset that B.J. Isaacson-Jones, former director of Reproductive...
Commissioners Hear Arguments for Saving Historic Courthouse
A lawyer from Rolla, a preservationist from Jefferson City and an architect from St. Louis converged in Warrenton this week to try to persuade Warren County officials to save their 124-year-old courthouse.Plans call for razing the two-story, red brick...
Cool & Unusual
Mosley on over: Artist and professor Kim Mosley apparently is still working out some issues surrounding his 5th grade math teacher, Mr. Moulton, who, among other things, equated laziness with eloquence. Mosley has created an entire show of his work dedicated...
County Council Oks $5 Million for Rams Deal Cash Helps Fund Stadium Extras
The St. Louis County Council Thursday unanimously approved spending $5 million in hotel tax revenue to help finance the deal to bring the Rams football team here.County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall said the money will help pay for items such as...
County Council Oks $5 Million for Rams Deal Cash Helps Fund Stadium Extras
The St. Louis County Council on Thursday unanimously approved spending $5 million in hotel tax revenue to help finance the deal to bring the Rams football team here.County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall said the money would help pay for items such...
Distrusting the Russians
Should we trust the Russians? That's the central strategic question of our time.If your answer is yes, then it follows we should send Moscow aid and credits; we should cluck-cluck about the savagery in putting down the Chechen reach for independence...
Don't Politicize Economic Statistics
Understanding what is happening in our $7 trillion economy is essential to making intelligent policy. Much of that understanding depends on good statistics - in particular, correctly reporting changes in employment and prices. But it's a difficult task,...
Food Workers Local Has Few Answers for Anxious National Employees
Excitement and standing ovations may have been the order of the day Monday at Schnuck Markets Inc.'s headquarters in Maryland Heights, when managers were told of the purchase of National Super Markets.But 10 miles west, at the headquarters of Local 655...
Fox, Rams Could Make Channel 2 Top Dog
The celebrants downtown partied into the wee hours after the Rams announced Tuesday that they planned to move to town. But the folks at KTVI, seemingly one of the big winners in the Rams sweepstakes, weren't breaking out the champagne in the board room."I...
Gaming Panel Slams Loss Limit
The Missouri Gaming Commission says the state's $500 loss limit puts riverboat casinos at a "competitive disadvantage" against those of adjoining states.Although the commission stops short of recommending the removal of the limit, it says the restriction...
Gingrich Defends `Right to Write a Book' House Speaker Accuses Democrats of Pursuing His `Personal Destruction'
On his 15th day in office, House Speaker Newt Gingrich accused Democrats of launching a strategy of "personal destruction" against him. He said Thursday that he would not back out of his book deal with a firm owned by Rupert Murdoch, a media mogul who...
Good Features in Forest Park Bill
The aldermanic Parks Committee has cleared the way for a board vote on the Forest Park master plan bill. As reported out of committee, the bill gives some flexibility to cultural institutions in the park while protecting the long-held principle of maximum...
Gop Aims at Public Radio, TV House Leaders Determined to Slash Federal Funding
Despite warnings that small noncommercial TV and radio stations may not survive, Republican leaders sounded determined Thursday to reduce or eliminate federal funds for public broadcasting.Rep. Bob Livingston, R-La., said at a House subcommittee hearing...
Great Scot! Rival Groups Spar over Celebration 2 Parties Here Will Honor Famous Poet
A strong air of clan rivalry is blowing between two groups planning dinners honoring poet Robert Burns, whose birthday serves as a celebration of all things Scottish.The Scottish St. Andrew Society of St. Louis will hold its 23rd annual dinner on Saturday,...
Housing Secretary Fights Hard to Keep Hud Afloat but Critics Cry: `Financial Trickery'
In an effort to fend off calls to abolish his department, Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros told a Senate panel Thursday that he wanted to cut spending by $13 billion over the next five years and encourage residents to work in exchange for public housing...
Howell Club Shows Toughness in Playing Granite City to Draw
"My boys have guts. Real guts," said Jim Hofer, coach of the Francis Howell team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Assocition.Hofer was talking of the Vikings' 2-2 tie with Granite City at Granite City Monday night. The Vikings are unbeaten in their last...
Illinois High Court Upholds Death Sentence for I-57 Killer; Appeal Expected
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of Henry Brisbon, known as the I-57 killer, for the 1978 slaying of a fellow prison inmate.The state's highest court set Brisbon's execution for May 17. But it is expected to be delayed...
In Another Country Katy Moffatt Is Happy out of the Mainstream
SINGER/SONGWRITER Katy Moffatt generally embraces the label of country-music artist - she's said she simply can't remove the country element from her sound no matter what type of song she sings. But her definition of country would surely be different...
Injustice, Jail and Murder
"MURDER IN THE FIRST" Rating: R, violence, language, sex, nudity. Running time: 2:03.</P><P>ONE strike and Henri Young was out.</P><P>In a harrowing film based on a true story, Kevin Bacon plays Young, who ended up in Alcatraz...
Invest in Poor, Not Football, Rice Urges Area Residents but Eagleton Counters, `I Hope Everybody Does Both'
The Rev. Larry Rice asked people Thursday to help the poor rather than buy personal-seat licenses for Rams football games. Thomas F. Eagleton, pitchman for the licenses, asked people to do both.Rice, a longtime critic of the public deal to finance and...
Ladue Mum on Legal Payments Group, Paper Can't Get Data on Case over Use of School Buildings
Ladue school officials have refused to allow public examination of records showing payments by the district for legal services.School Superintendent Charles McKenna said Thursday that he would not allow a Post-Dispatch reporter to look at records of...
Luxury Boxes Aren't a Luxury to Completing Rams Deal
If you're still confused about personal seat licenses and have at least $47,500 sitting around, FANS Inc. has a deal for you.That $47,500 could get you a luxury box for a year, but the seats in those boxes cost extra. And there are still enough unclaimed...
Making Hay with Your 401(k) Educators Coach Clients on Finances
Financial educators Ellie Clinton and Diane Pearl of St. Louis have put more of their money tips into print with two new books - this time addressing 401(k) plans and finances for women.The writers are partners in Moneywise, a company that coaches its...
Making Music Together Oldman and Rossellini Are Quite the Composition on Screen and Off
`I'M SO HAPPY for Gary," actress Isabella Rossellini says. "His decision to dry out came at a time when he finally had to stop. He said, `I must do this for my health.' And nothing else counts."Speaking frankly for the first time about the man she loves,...
Man Kills Mother of His Children, Himself
Otha White, 24, told his girlfriend, Alisha Coleman, that he was going to kill her."We didn't believe him," a relative of Coleman recalled Thursday.Now the relative and others wish they had.On Wednesday night, White shot Coleman six times, as two of...
Meet the Blues
LEFT WINGBrendan Shanahan No. 19Size: 6-3, 218Age: 25 (26 on Monday)Games in NHL: 513Comment: May be best power forward in NHL. Became the second NHLer to score 50 goals and earn 200 penalty minutes last season.Esa Tikkanen No. 10Size: 6-1, 200.Age:...
Metro Area Is Swelling St. Charles County Shows Fastest Growth
Growth in St. Charles County keeps far outstripping that of other counties ringing the metro area.That's one finding of the annual population estimate made public Thursday by the St. Louis chapter of the American Statistical Association.Overall, the...
Mission in Yucatan Brings Group Back to Earth, `the Work of God'
A week in the Yucatan recently has left five St. Charles County Presbyterians humbled, spiritually enriched, culturally enlightened and determined to return.The mission team from Dardenne Presbyterian Church in Dardenne Prairie consisted of a medical...
Morning Briefing
Nabisco Stock To Return To Wall Street Today</P><P>Nabisco Holdings Corp.'s initial public offering of 45 million shares was priced at $24.50 Thursday for sale by an underwriting group led by Goldman Sachs. The shares will begin trading...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:</P><P>The departure of KELLY CHASE is a bigger loss for the community than for the hockey team. Hope ViKelly Chaserov continues to make St. Louis his home.</P><P>Question for GEORGIA FRONTIERE: Was everyone named...
Most of Laclede Town to Be Leveled
The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to raze 800 units in the LaClede Town housing complex, about two-thirds of the development.The city expects to take over the razed area and seek proposals for its use.LaClede Town was born 30 years...
Most of Laclede Town to Be Leveled
The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to raze 800 units in the LaClede Town housing complex, about two-thirds of the development.The city expects to take over the razed area and seek proposals for its use.LaClede Town was developed 30...
Mother's Mad over Definition of Family for Rec-Plex Pass
The mother of a non-traditional family is upset about the definition of who can get a family pass to the Rec-Plex in St. Peters.Rebecca Oakley, 36, is the head of a family that includes her three boys - David, 13, John, 11, and William, 3. She lives...
Mr. Tudjman's Giant Step Backward
Croatian President Franjo Tudjman is deluding himself if he thinks that the departure of 12,000 United Nations peacekeepers from Croatia will bring peace. Mr. Tudjman has ordered the troops to begin leaving when their mandate runs out on March 31. He...
Mueller Project Supported, with City Paying Share Mayor, Administrator Will Ask Council to Budget $140,000
The St. Charles County Road Board will recommend that the county spend $1.4 million to finance the reconstruction of Mueller Road - if the city of St. Charles contributes $140,000 to the project.St. Charles Mayor Grace M. Nichols and City Administrator...
News Director Leaves Channel 11, Is Replaced
NEWS DIRECTOR Bill Rees has left Channel 11 to start a consulting company that will work with television stations. Rees, 57, who joined Channel 11 as an anchor in 1978, was replaced by assistant news director Sidney D. Moore.Moore, 37, was a producer...
No Crime Popular Artist Decides It's Time for a Change, Burns His Studio
Artists have been known to destroy a work they aren't satisfied with. But Lowell Davis set fire to his whole studio.Davis said Wednesday that he started the fire because he was getting too proud. "When you're in the business of fame and fortune, it goes...
No Hog Heaven: Sec Weaklings Dine on Swine
Charitable soul that he is, Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson paused Tuesday to take a reporter's call between filming a public service announcement and administering practice."I'm getting ready to give a public service announcement . . . TO...
Novacek Ousts Stich
Karel Novacek, avenging a loss to Michael Stich in the U.S. Open semifinals, played the match of his life today to knock the German out of the third round of the Australian Open."He played perfect tennis today," a stunned Stich said after falling 7-5,...
Novacek Outs Stich
Karel Novacek, avenging a loss to Michael Stich in the U.S. Open semifinals, played the match of his life today to knock the German out of the third round of the Australian Open."He played perfect tennis today," a stunned Stich said after falling 7-5,...
Obituaries
William R. WellsWilliam R. Wells, 65, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Jan. 19, 1995) at his home.Mr. Wells was an electrician at McDonnell Douglas Corp., where he worked for 33 years. He served in the Navy in the Korean War and was a member of the Anglers...
O'fallon Moves to Belleville E. Tourney Title Game
To say that O'Fallon High basketball coach Norm Toenjes was happy with his team's 65-47 victory over Belleville West in Thursday's semifinals of the Belleville East Invitational would have been an understatement.The Panthers, 10-4 and ranked No. 4 in...
Officials Agree to Work Together in Reviewing Road Project Guidelines
The St. Charles County Road Board has agreed to work with the County Council and the county executive's staff in reviewing guidelines used to evaluate the importance of road projects sought by municipalities and the county government.And board members...
Outside's Frightful, but Inside Facility's Delightful
With the weather outside frightful, the pleasures inside the St. Peters Rec-Plex are delightful for those who want to take advantage of the city's $16.5 million recreational complex.This is the first winter season for the facility, which includes an...
Palace Falls to Russians in Chechnya
A Russian air attack drove Chechen fighters from the presidential palace Thursday, allowing Russian troops to hoist their flag over what remained of the rebels' symbolic stronghold.President Boris Yeltsin said the 5-week war was at an end, but rebel...
People
BILLY JOEL got a wake-up call he'll never forget - the Japanese earthquake.On Tuesday, he was sleeping in a hotel room in Osaka when the quake struck nearby Kobe. In his hotel room, mirrors and paintings fell from the walls, a heavy desk flipped over...
Players Ready for 48-Game Sprint to Cup
There will be no meaningless games in this National Hockey League miniseason.The numbing 84-game marathon has been reduced to a 48-game sprint. Interconference games are gone. Travel has been reduced. Teams will average one game every two days. The final...
Plucky Poles: Agents Saved 6 U.S. Spies Trapped in Iraq
ON A STRETCH of highway in the mountains of northern Iraq one chilly autumn evening in 1990, a Polish intelligence officer pulled four bottles of Johnnie Walker Red out of a satchel and passed them to six new friends - from the United States."Drink"...
Rams' Move Eventually Will Be a Boon for Southern California
Leigh Steinberg won't quit howling. Defying all logic, the mop-topped player agent insists that he will fight like Spartacus to keep the Rams from moving to St. Louis.He is threatening to drag Georgia Frontiere into court. He vows to lobby National Football...
Rangers Could Have Devil of Time Repeating
ATLANTIC DIVISIONNEW YORK RANGERSUpside: Although Mike Keenan took Esa Tikkanen and Doug Lidster with him to St. Louis, the core players from the Rangers' first Stanley Cup winner in 54 years remain - Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Adam Graves,...
Razing Issues Bank Wants Landmark Theater Torn Down for Urban Plaza
Mercantile Bank wants to tear down the Ambassador Theater so it can create an urban plaza with a large fountain and landscaped green space.The plaza would form a new entrance for Mercantile Bank and the Mercantile Tower at the southeast corner of Seventh...
Razing Issues Landmark to Be Demolished to Pave Way for Urban Plaza
The city's Heritage and Urban Design Commission voted without dissent Thursday night to approve demolition of the Ambassador Theater building.The Ambassador, capped by its 17-story office building, is at Seventh and Locust streets. The 12-member commission...
Recent Rapes Resemble '92 Cases
A masked gunman raped a 51-year-old woman Thursday in her bedroom after using a ladder to enter a second-floor window, police said.The crime happened about 12:45 a.m. near Arsenal Street and McCausland Avenue - an area in southwest St. Louis where few...
Reviving Famed Saloon Becomes Class Project
HEY, GANG, LET'S START A DINERY: Members of the twentysomething crowd, most of them from the Class of `88 at St. Louis U. High, have rehabbed and reopened the old Billy Goat Hill, a landmark saloon at the intersection of 39th Street and Chouteau Avenue....
Rock Roots: Present Is True to Illustrious Past
NEAR the beginning of two recent box sets and an individual greatest hits collection, the record churns its way through history, that jumpin', boogie groove tweaked somehow, made a little bit rougher, a little bit meaner through the use of a distorted...
Sampras Wins with Coach Sick
Shortly after his coach was hospitalized Friday, a worried Pete Sampras rushed through to the fourth round at the Australian Open.Tim Gullikson, who suffered two minor strokes in the past three months, was sitting in the stands and had to be helped from...
Schnucks' Plan Stalls Development Discount-Market Center Was to Anchor Project
Schnuck Markets' plans to buy National Supermarkets has stalled a 42-acre development in St. Peters.Tri-Land Properties of Westchester, Ill., announced 17 months ago that it would develop a shopping center southeast of Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Mexico...
S. County Area to Vote on Incorporation
Voters in a small swatch of south St. Louis County will get a chance to incorporate their area as the city of Green Park.The County Council on Thursday tentatively scheduled the election for April 4.County Counselor John Ross said the supporters of the...
Snow Dramatizes Amtrak's Plea as Roads Close, Amtrak Plays 7th Cavalry for State Lawmakers
The Legislature set up a committee Thursday to study whether to bail out Amtrak in Missouri. Then, as a foot of snow closed highways leading out of the Capital, lawmakers turned to the ailing train system to take them home."Today was the day we really...
Sports Shorts
Ron Luciano, the former umpire who was found dead in the garage of his home Wednesday afternoon, took his own life by means of carbon monoxide poisoning, the coroner in Endicott, N.Y., ruled after an autopsy Thursday.Luciano, known for his flamboyant...
Sports Shorts
Coroner Says Luciano Committed Suicide</P><P>Ron Luciano, the former umpire who was found dead in the garage of his home Wednesday afternoon, took his own life by means of carbon monoxide poisoning, the coroner in Endicott, N.Y., ruled ...
Stadium `on Time, on Budget'
For months, as St. Louis' domed football stadium rose from the dust at Convention Plaza and Broadway, Lawrence E. Akley and D. Lynn Whitt endured the jabs of skeptics who doubted whether the city ever would fill the stadium with anything other than tractor...
Starks Lifts Knicks over Rockets
John Starks shook off the memory of his last game at the Summit in Houston. He scored 22 points and shooting above 50 percent from the field as the New York Knicks beat the Rockets 93-77 Thursday night in a rematch of the NBA finals.Starks made only...
State Must Improve Ambulance Bureau
The Carnahan administration has temporarily reassigned the Bureau of Emergency Services official responsible for awarding licenses to ambulance workers. The official, Kenneth E. Cole Jr., came under fire after a Post-Dispatch inquiry showed that he routinely...
Storm Hits Hard. ...but the Snow Hardly Hits St. Louis
St. Louis got lucky Thursday, as the brunt of a winter storm slid around the metropolitan area.The storm dropped nearly 1 1/2 feet of snow in Columbia, Mo. Across central Missouri, high wind and blowing snow closed parts of Interstate 70, U.S. 54 and...
Storm Hits Hard. ...but the Snow Hardly Hits St. Louis
St. Louis got lucky Thursday, as the brunt of a winter storm slid around the metropolitan area.The storm dropped more than 1 1/2 feet of snow in Columbia, Mo. Across central Missouri, high wind and blowing snow closed parts of Interstate 70, U.S. 54...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY Todd Snider: The Dylan-rap-like "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues" and the other musical spoofs on "Tales for the Daily Planet" have helped create a rock-press buzz over this 28-year-old...
Talented Youths Join Jazz Trumpeter
A BROAD PALETTE of jazz was featured Wednesday night at the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School with trumpeter and composer Hannibal Peterson providing the canvas on which to showcase some remarkable young local talent.From quartet to big band,...
Teen Jobs Fair Will Try to Match Teens with Employers
The St. Louis Public Schools Career Education Office will try its hand next month at hooking up teens with employers through a Summer Job and Volunteer Fair.And then, like any good matchmaker, it plans to check later to see how everybody got along.About...
The Fading Dream of a Great Society
As anniversaries go, today's will likely pass with little attention and less fanfare. It is 30 years since Lyndon Baines Johnson stood in the bitter cold outside the U.S. Capitol and produced the faint outlines of what would become the Great Society,...
Tigers Fall out of Clouds into Win
Harrowing flights through raging storms in Mississippi on Wednesday evening left the Missouri Tigers queasy. On the first of MU's three charter planes, in fact, the turbulence left sophomore Derek Grimm vomiting."It seemed like a roller-coaster ride,"...
`T' Means Trouble as No. 23 Cincinnati Tops Billikens 84-73
David Robinson's St. Louis University teammates refused to let him shoulder the blame for the Billikens' 84-73 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday night.They acknowledged Robinson's technical foul with 4 minutes 38 seconds remaining had an impact. The Bearcats...
Toll Tops 4,000 in Japan's Quake 700 Still Missing after 2 Icy Days
Swiss rescue dogs led search teams to more entombed bodies Thursday as the earthquake death toll swelled past 4,000. The bark of a pet dog led to one woman's rescue, after she had spent more than two icy days in the wreckage.New fires burst out around...
Toll Tops 4,000 in Japan's Quake 727 Still Missing after 2 Icy Days
Swiss rescue dogs led search teams to more entombed bodies Thursday as the earthquake death toll swelled past 4,000. The bark of a pet dog led to one woman's rescue, after she had spent more than two icy days in the wreckage.New fires burst out around...
Top-Ranked Lions in Need of a Tournament Coach: `We Haven't Wrestled in 1995 . . . It's Frustrating'
Are the Lindenwood College wrestlers too good for the their own good? It's a possibility.A dual meet at Northeast Missouri State University scheduled for Tuesday was canceled at the last minute, putting the Lions through another week without competition."Northeast's...
Tourette's Diagnosis Becomes Turning Point
Dear Dr. Donohue: My 9-year-old grandson has Tourette's syndrome. He has had facial tics since he was 6, and he is now making some of the involuntary sounds they speak of. I am devastated. This is a gifted child, and we fear he will have to go to special-education...
UCLA Upends Arizona
From the start, No. 4 UCLA's rugged defense and aggressive offense set the tone against Arizona. And by the time the Bruins finished a 71-61 victory Thursday night, the silence inside McKale Center shocked even the Bruins."I've never heard it that quiet...
Utah Closing in on Road Win Record
The four-game trip that began disastrously ended perfectly for the Utah Jazz.After losing starting center Felton Spencer for the season at Boston, the Jazz went on to win that game and three more, extending their road winning streak to 14. With a 99-86...
Vikings Knock off `Scrappy' Vianney; `Challenge' Is Next
Francis Howell wrestling coach Jud Hoffman knew exactly what to expect in Tuesday's dual meet at Vianney. But that didn't make it any easier."For whatever reason, we always seem to have a lot of trouble against Vianney," said Hoffman, whose team, ranked...