St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 21, 1995

4 Newspapers in Region for Sale Crystal City Firm Buys 2 in California
Thomson Corp. plans to sell 25 of its smaller newspapers, including four in Missouri and Illinois.The Canadian chain is putting the Mexico Ledger in Mexico, Mo., on the block, along with the Sedalia Democrat in Sedalia and the Standard Democrat in Sikeston.Thomson...
Affairs? What Affairs? Asks Valet to Charles
Prince Charles' valet has admitted taking clandestine photographs of his boss' country home and passing them to a tabloid newspaper, an attorney for Charles said Friday.But the valet, Ken Stronach, denies saying Charles committed adultery in the bushes...
Agreement Reached to Halt GM Strike Parts Plant Walkout Had Forced Nine Other Factories to Close
General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement Friday to end a strike at a parts plant, union officials said.The deal would end the walkout by 6,800 workers at the AC Delco Flint East complex. The strike began Wednesday...
Airlift? Mcnair Taking Aim at No. 1 Draft Pick
The Senior Bowl this year is more like the Senior Prom for Steve McNair.The quarterback with all the records is coming out of his small-college background for pro scouts to see if he can dance with the big boys.Everybody wonders how the arm and legs...
A Loving Partner May Be Key to Good Sex Life
Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to "Southern Florida," the man who said women think sex is a nuisance, untidy, disgusting and a royal pain, and they treat it as a duty.I was married to a very hard-working man. Work was his No. 1 priority. We have...
American Looks at Quake Relief
Former St. Louisan Gary Rust Jr. arose early this weekend at his home in Osaka, Japan. He was joining about 18 fellow faculty members and students of the Osaka International School in walking 12 miles to deliver warm clothing, diapers and other necessities...
Amid Laundry and Roasts, Wild Women Still Live
A YEAR AGO, 50 Wild Women gathered in the back room of a restaurant here to celebrate living the Bold Life. We're at it again today.The details - where and when - aren't important. What matters is that we do it."It," in this case, is basically lunch,...
And in St. Louis . .
CONCERN FOR the environment has led to a major improvement in the way dry cleaners operate, says Mark S. Birenbaum, administrator of the Dry Cleaners Exchange in St. Louis.Birenbaum said new equipment now used by most dry cleaners in the area prevents...
An Era Ends as U.S. Partially Lifts Sanctions on North Korea
The State Department set in motion Friday a new era in relations with North Korea by announcing a partial lifting of economic sanctions.An official announcement authorizes American telecommunications firms to do business with North Korea and American...
An Intriguing Plot, Grave Concerns, a Monumental Stir
TO PUT IT POLITELY, Sidney Arnold is the kind of guy who enjoys a tsimmes, a real stew. He is, he admits, a pot-stirrer."I enjoy it," said Arnold, 76, retired from the wholesale flooring and carpet business. "It gives me something to do."And so it is...
Auto Shares Lead Cyclical Stocks Downhill
Stocks, led by auto shares, fell Friday for a second day amid concern the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month, slowing the economy and curtailing corporate earnings growth.Chrysler Corp. fell 2 1/8 to 47 1/8, Ford Motor Co. dropped...
Back in Gear: Schrader Up and Running
Kenny Schrader finished second in an indoor midget-car race last Sunday in Dayton, Ohio. He has been to Daytona International Speedway this month and tested his new Winston Cup car, a Monte Carlo backed by Budweiser.So life goes on for Schrader, a St....
Bible in Age of Questioning Quest Study Group Is Listening to What Is Asked
Back in the good old days of the 1960s, a few church-life experts started warning pastors to preach with the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other.Today, clergy need a Bible in one hand and a map of the information superhighway in the other....
Big Second Half Propels Bears
The Washington University men's basketball team played two different games Friday night - one in the first half and the other in the second.It was the second half that helped the Bears win their seventh game in a row as they beat the University of Rochester...
Blues Fashion 5-2 Debut Win
After the morning skate, someone wished Mike Keenan luck on his first game as Blues coach and general manager. "It'll be fun," Keenan said.It was that. And colorful, too.The Blues, wearing their garish red, blue and gold road uniforms for the first...
Briefs
SRI LANKA Buddhists Boycott Meeting With Pope</P><P>Top Buddhist monks, angered by papal remarks about their religion, boycotted a meeting today with Pope John Paul II.</P><P>The monks did not turn up for the meeting in Colombo...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Board Of Aldermen Approves Forest Park Master Plan</P><P>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved with little comment Friday a set of goals and policies for the Forest Park Master Plan.</P><P>The aldermanic parks...
Briefs
ILLINOIS TAYLORVILLE Man Monitoring Police Scanner Hears Of Murder Plot</P><P>A Macon man listening to his police scanner got an earful about crime, and not from the police.</P><P>The man picked up the cellular phone conversation...
Champ Rangers: Lift Banner, Get off to Fast Start
Oh, by the way, there also was a game the New York Rangers had to play Friday night. And, seeing as there will be only 48 of them this season, it was of no small significance that they win it."We've discussed all the little things about (Friday night),"...
Changes in School Funding Proposed Illinois Superintendent of Schools Wants New Sources of Tax Money
Illinois Schools Superintendent Joseph A. Spagnolo, speaking here Friday, called for sweeping changes in school funding to bring about more equity among wealthy and poor districts.He called for financing schools less from local property taxes and more...
Coat as Cover Gift to Salvation Army Is Found to Be Drug Drop
Salvation Army thrift store clerks were startled by the discovery of cocaine tucked into the pocket of a used coat.But they were shocked by the nerve of an unidentified man - apparently the would-be seller - who called to demand $500 reimbursement from...
Combination Heaters Are Super-Efficient
Q: We don't have enough hot water for morning showers, but my heating bills are outrageous. How effective and efficient are the new high-output water heaters that replace the furnace for space heating too? - T.F.A: Recent innovations in super-efficient...
Coming Clean a Peek Behind the Scenes at the Dry Cleaners
HOW DO YOU get the most for your dry-cleaning dollar?To find out, come with us into the hot and steamy world of dry cleaning. During our exploration of this ubiquitous but mysterious domain, we'll also uncover the answers to other cleaning-related questions....
Composer Accepts Whites He Ousted from Chorus `African Portraits' Singers Should Be Black, He Said
A Grammy Award-winning composer banned two women from singing in his work with the St. Louis Symphony tonight and Sunday, but changed his mind Friday after three days of talks with Symphony management.The composer, Hannibal Peterson, ousted Rita Ward...
Convict Who Wanted to Snitch on Quayle Will Have Day in Court
The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear the appeal of a former convict who says he was disciplined just before the 1988 election to stifle his allegation that he had sold marijuana to Dan Quayle.The court said it would study Brett Kimberlin's bid...
Dave Osborne Breaks through on Cable
YOU WANT to talk high concept?Talk to the star of "Super Dave's Las Vegas Spectacular," airing on cable's USA Network."When we came up with this idea, pretty much all we had to say was, `Super Dave buys a hotel in Las Vegas,"' said Bob Einstein, whose...
Davis Should Be Busy for Ailing Ambush
Ambush reserve Jeff Davis is making the most of his opportunities this season.Davis has played in only three games this season, but he has two 3-point goals on seven shots. Not bad for a defender."I didn't expect to be involved in the offense this much,"...
D.C. Urges New Rules on Alien Crime
Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced a plan Friday to deter terrorists and narcotics smugglers from operating in the United States. New legislation authorizing wiretaps may be one of the tools.Under the plan, suspected criminals would find...
D.C. Urges New Rules on Alien Crime
Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced a plan Friday to deter terrorists and narcotics smugglers from operating in the United States. New legislation authorizing wiretaps may be one of the tools.Under the plan, suspected criminals would find...
De Klerk, Mandela Smooth over Dispute Amnesty Issue Tests Leaders' Cooperation
President Nelson Mandela and his predecessor, F.W. de Klerk, managed Friday to keep their dispute over amnesty for racial crimes from doing serious damage to their coalition.The dispute began when the ruling Cabinet decided to invalidate amnesties for...
Disease Threatens Survivors Lack of Clean Water and Uncollected Garbage Poses Risks for Many in Japan
The threat of disease is growing because of uncollected garbage, broken sewer lines, lack of running water and the hundreds of bodies still pinned in Kobe's rubble - all from the earthquake Tuesday.Naoto Sato, a Kobe city official, said Friday that there...
Durbin Calls Republicans' Promises a `Contract on Illinois"
Illinois will feel "harsh and extreme" effects if the Republican majority in Washington enacts its Contract with America, U.S. Rep. Richard J. Durbin charged Friday.The Springfield Democrat called it a "contract on Illinois," likening the cost-cutting...
Edison Bros. Stock Sliding on 2 Execs' Retirement
Shares of Edison Brothers Stores Inc. fell 13 percent on Friday, continuing a three-day slide in value that started after the company's two top executives announced they were going to retire this spring.Friday's drop left Edison with a closing price...
Engineers Blast Japan's Disaster Effort `Here We Have Such a Breakdown; Lifelines Are Broken,' They Report
EIGHTY JAPANESE and American earthquake engineers, who happened to be meeting in Osaka when the earthquake struck Kobe just 20 miles to the west, sharply criticized Japan's lack of preparedness, poor emergency coordination and even the failure of news...
Ex-Official Is Accused of Bilking Village $49,000 Found Missing from Pierron's Coffers
The small village of Pierron barely scrapes by on a tiny budget, but officials were shocked last year when merchants complained of unpaid bills and began cutting off the village's credit.Treasurer Robert H. Martin told the Village Board he would get...
Film Partnership Disbands; Some Cite Financial Problems
Amid money problems and a troubled relationship with organized labor, the St. Louis Film Partnership board has disbanded and asked governmental and civic leaders to set up a new agency.Jill McGuire, board president, said that Laura Cohen, an aide to...
Gingrich Lambastes Book Critics Takes Aim at Democrats, Media
House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended his ethics Friday against "despicable" attacks from Democrats and news media he said were desperate to stop Republicans from revolutionizing America."I am a genuine revolutionary," he said in a speech to the Republican...
Goodnight, Sweet Prints Nude Photos of Elite Placed Off-Limits
The Smithsonian Institution has cut off all public access to a collection of nude photographs taken of generations of elite college students, some of whom went on to become leaders in culture and government.The pictures at first were taken to study posture....
Grass Schedule Recedes Rams' Use of Busch Will Delay Transition
The Rams' move to St. Louis threw a slight curve into the Cardinals' plans for grass in time for the 1996 baseball season.The Cardinals had planned to start converting Busch Stadium's artificial turf to grass "as soon as possible" after the '95 season...
Haitian Women's Ministry Gets Army Site Symbol of Institutional Terror Disarmed in Special Ceremony
ANOTHER CHAPTER in Haiti's bloody history came to a ceremonial end Friday when dozens of members of the new Women's Affairs Ministry took over the army headquarters that had stood for decades as a symbol of institutional terror.Led by Minister Lise-Marie...
Happy Landing Newest Blues Gleeful over Joining Keenan's Squad
There was a time when players joining a Mike Keenan team reacted with grumbles and mumbles.Left winger Greg Gilbert and defenseman Donald Dufresne, snagged by Keenan last week off the waiver draft wire, couldn't be happier.Especially Gilbert.When the...
Harriett Woods Named to Freddie Mac
The efforts of political activist Harriett Woods to ensure more presidential appointments for women have paid off.On Friday, President Bill Clinton appointed Woods to the board of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., known as Freddie Mac.Woods became...
Harvesting Federal Dollars
The best way to make money in farming in America has nothing to do with bumper crops and sound management. No, the best way for a farmer - albeit a law breaker - to make lots of money with little overhead may be to fail to produce anything at all. Then...
Help Yourself!
Archenoid NintendoI have the Archenoid Nintendo game for J.W. - C.S.G., 752-8512 (evenings)Ben Hur candiesThe Ben Hur candies can be found at the Crown Candy Kitchen, 621-9650. - UnsignedBickerson recordingR.H. can get Bickerson recordings, on cassette...
Here"s a Roadmap to Pothole City Robots Give Humans a (Very) Little Backup in Annual Wrestle with Winter's Warriors
If you drive a car or truck, potholes will be your big enemy for the next few weeks. So maybe you'd better take a minute to learn about them.Did you know that some street departments use robots to battle potholes? Did you know that the same chemical...
Hester to Be on Bench for Illini-Gophers Tipoff
Patience is running low when it comes to Illinois sophomore forward Jerry Hester.He showed hints last year that he was a rising star, but Hester has been more of a disappearing act than steady contributor for Illinois, which is 13-4 overall and tied...
Hornets Beat Nets on Parish's Shot
Robert Parish sank a 12-foot jumper with 1.5 seconds left Friday night, giving the Charlotte Hornets a 99-97 win over the New Jersey Nets and their 13th home victory in a row.The triumph came despite the loss of Larry Johnson late in the third quarter....
India's New Attitude
In foreign affairs, symbolism sometimes is more important than substance. The new military accord between India and the United States may well be one example. On its face, the agreement, signed by Defense Secretary William J. Perry during his recent...
Interstate 70 Becomes Road to Nowhere Motorist Reports Spending Nine Hours to Go Four Miles
Interstate truckers usually call this town home for about as long as it takes to fuel up, take a shower and down a pastry. Not so this week.Accidents and treacherous conditions forced the Missouri State Highway Patrol to close periodically sections of...
Interstate 70 Becomes Road to Nowhere Motorist Reports Taking 9 Hours to Go 4 Miles
Interstate truckers usually call this town home for about as long as it takes to fuel up, take a shower and down a pastry. But Mother Nature had different plans this week.Icy roads on Interstate 70 stranded countless motorists at truck stops Friday as...
Ito: Defense Must Prove Racial Epithet Is Relevant
Reports that the detective who found a bloody glove on O.J. Simpson's estate used a racial epithet for blacks will be heard in the trial if the defense can prove it is relevant, the judge ruled Friday."If the challenged racial epithet was used in a relevant...
Ito to Allow Evidence of Racism
The judge in the O.J. Simpson trial ruled Friday that defense attorneys could introduce evidence that the detective who found a bloody glove on Simpson's estate used racial epithets and disliked interracial couples.Superior Judge Lance Ito said the defense...
Laundering Money the Old-Fashioned Way
Attacking the money-laundering end of the drug business is one of the best ways to discourage the flow of illicit narcotics into this country. Once, drug thugs could simply take their earnings to the bank in suitcases and have the cash transferred electronically...
Lawyers Honor Women Who Head Bar Groups
Five lawyers who head local bar groups took a bow Friday at a lunch gathering that honored them for a singular distinction:All are women."This is probably unique in the land," said the speaker, Missouri Secretary of State Bekki Cook. She called the lunch...
Legally Speaking
Q: When I lost my job, I fell behind on my car payments. The part-time restaurant job I got didn't pay enough for me to keep up the car payments.I called the finance company, explained the situation and was told to bring the car to them. I was led to...
`Little League Elbow' Calls for Arm Strengthening
Dear Dr. Donohue: My brother pitched most of the last season for his grade school team. He is 12. He overdid it and finished out a game he should not have. He was in the middle of a no-hitter and his coach decided, unwisely, to leave him in for extra...
Lockout Fallout? Isn't Any in Hockey-Starved Detroit
With the shelving of major-league baseball and the National Hockey League only now commencing its season, many cities are on small rations as far as sporting pursuits go.That said, there's probably no more sport-starved burg on the continent than Detroit.During...
Lutheran S. Trips Chaminade for Title in Rosary Tourney
When No. 11 meets No. 11, school size means nothing.Just ask Lutheran South, ranked 11th in the Post-Dispatch's poll of area small schools.Lutheran South beat Chaminade, 11th among area large schools, 58-49 on Friday night in the title game of the 30th...
Mehdi Bazargan; Was Iranian Prime Minister
Mehdi Bazargan, Iran's first prime minister after the 1979 Islamic revolution, died Friday (Jan. 20, 1995) in Zurich, Switzerland. He was in his late 80s.Mr. Bazargan led a lame-duck government that appealed for reason amid the revolutionary fervor that...
Miller Scores 25 Points as Parkway South Beats Eureka 70-46
The Parkway South Patriots are doing all they can to prove that they're as good as Cor Jesu, ranked No. 1 in the Post-Dispatch girls poll of area large schools.Second-ranked South used 25 points from Sarah Miller to trounce Eureka 70-46 Friday night...
Morning Briefing
Caterpillar, UAW Agree To Open Strike Talks</P><P>Caterpillar Inc. and the United Auto Workers agreed Friday to open contract negotiations, possibly a first step toward ending a grinding seven-month strike.</P><P>Company and...
Nash Reviving Idea of Musical Events Tax
With a Rams practice facility putting a multimillion-dollar demand on the city's amusement tax revenue, License Collector Thomas R. Nash has resurrected an old favorite of his:He wants musical events to pay the 5 percent tax.The city applies the tax...
New Generation Has a Craving for Old Game
Bernie Bits:One of the most impressive aspects of the overwhelming response to the Rams' move to St. Louis is the reaction by the young sports fans here. By young, I'm generally talking about 35-and-under, but that's just an estimate. And surely, there...
No Keenan-Itis for Newest Blues
There was a time when players joining a Mike Keenan team reacted with grumbles and mumbles.Left winger Greg Gilbert and defenseman Donald Dufresne, snagged by Keenan last week off the waiver draft wire, couldn't be happier.Especially Gilbert.When the...
Paper Fabricated Stories, Prince Charles' Valet Says
Prince Charles' once-trusted valet admitted on Friday taking sneak photographs at the heir to the throne's home but said articles in a newspaper of Charles cavorting with his mistress had been made up.Ken Stronach will be disciplined and an injunction...
Paul Bunyan and the Deep Blue Snow an American Tall Tale
PEOPLE DISAGREE about a lot of things concerning Paul Bunyan. Some say he came from Minnesota or Wisconsin, and others say it was Maine, or Oregon, or Prince Edward Island. But no matter where he was born, everyone agrees he had a heart as big as all...
People
What does the public get when given the chance to phone GARTH BROOKS? Silence, that's all.It happened this week in the suburbs of Dallas, where a call-in promotion to boost Brooks' TV special overloaded lines. Callers in Grapevine and part of Irving...
People & Events
TODAY</P><P>Contemplative Prayer: "The Spirituality, Life and Times of Julian of Norwich" presented by Renee Bennett, adjunct professor at St. Louis University. Followed by "centering prayer" using Norwich's 14th century "wisdom nuggets."...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSOverland: David M. Harris, 29, was sentenced in St. Louis County Circuit...
PVC Pipes, Filled with Cedar, Become Closet Rods
Dear Al: I redid my closets to make more room, and when it came to installing extra closet rods, I chose to cut my own from heavy-duty PVC pipe. I drilled a few holes along the side and put some cedar shavings inside the plastic pipe. Both ends were...
Rangers Celebrate, Then Lose Opener
The New York Rangers raised the Stanley Cup banner for the first time in 54 years in a raucous celebration Friday night, then watched Grant Fuhr and the Buffalo Sabres spoil the party with a 2-1 victory in the season opener.The crowd at Madison Square...
Rate Ratchet: Inflation Fear Pushing Fed to Go Higher
Top Federal Reserve policymakers signaled that they're ready to raise interest rates at the start of next month, but they admit that the decision won't be all that easy.Senior central bank officials said the economy is growing too fast for its own good,...
Rebellious Chechens Regroup
Dodging a constant barrage of Russian artillery, Chechen rebels regrouped Friday to defend their separatist capital a day after losing the presidential palace.Kremlin officials promised a quick end to the fighting that has raged since Dec. 11 but acknowledged...
Rebirth Brass Band Brings Musical Magic
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC embraces a wide variety of styles, from traditional jazz to funky R & B. But the brass band, a vital element of the seemingly insatiable desire of everyone who lives or visits the city to get up, dance and parade around to the beat...
Robinson `Pretty Surprised' by His `T'
David Robinson had that hang-dog look after St. Louis University's 84-73 loss at Cincinnati on Thursday night. But not because of the crucial technical foul he picked up with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining."I didn't feel bad about that at all," Robinson...
Scientists from Russia Invigorate U.S. Work Fresh Approaches, Talent Pour from Ex-Soviet `Brain Drain'
CAREER COUNSELOR Stephen Rosen's class rosters read more like a Who's Who in Science than a list of newly arrived Russian immigrants.Among his students are physicians, lawyers, engineers, physicists, computer programmers and mathematicians.They're just...
Score More: Reloaded Blackhawks Set a Simple Goal
One-zip. One-zip. One-zip.Last season's final three losses still haunt the Chicago Blackhawks, who have reloaded with one goal in mind:Score more."There's never any problem with our defense. That's a mindset and a work ethic and a team commitment. That...
Slu, Harris-Stowe Will Put in Bids for Laclede Land Vacated Housing Property Won't Be Site of a New Practice Facility for the Rams
On Feb. 16, 1959, a headache ball smashed into a house at 3518 Laclede Avenue to begin the end of the infamous old Mill Creek slum. Former mayor Raymond F. Tucker and all the dignitaries observed. There was plenty of optimism to go around.Some time this...
Some Common Questions
HERE ARE answers to some questions about dry cleaning:Q. Do dry cleaners charge more for women's clothes?A. Until a year or two ago, most cleaners did charge more to process women's clothing than men's. The reason: Women's clothing tends to be more delicate...
Sports Shorts
Committee Recommends Adding Baseball Franchises</P><P>Baseball's expansion committee recommended on Friday that two teams be added and begin play by the 1997 or '98 season, and two more clubs be added shortly thereafter. Phoenix and St....
Sports Shorts
Baseball Plans To Add Two Expansion Franchises</P><P>Baseball's expansion committee recommended on Friday that two teams be added and begin play by the 1997 or '98 season, and two more clubs be added shortly thereafter. Phoenix and St....
Star-Crossed Zodiac out of Alignment, British Scientist Reports
All the dates used for the signs of the zodiac are wrong, a British astronomer said Friday. Moreover, a 13th constellation is missing from astrologers' charts, he said.Star signs are about one month off, so most people who thought their sign was Sagittarius...
Starks Lifts Knicks in Win over Houston
John Starks shook off the memory of his last game at the Summit in Houston. He scored 22 points and shot better than 50 percent from the field as the New York Knicks beat the Rockets 93-77 Thursday night in a rematch of the National Basketball Association...
St. Louis Finalist for '96 Amateur Championships
First we get an NFL team. Now, maybe the 1996 U.S. Amateur Bowling Championships. Is our town on a hot streak or what?Although it's not in the same league as the football news, the bowling notice is important.St. Louis is one of three finalists for...
Student Hopes Trip Will Help Others, Be Proof of Victory
Mike Petrilli - a scholar, athlete and cancer survivor - is meeting his newest challenge with the same grit and desire he has shown in the classroom and on the playing field. He will bicycle across the country this summer on behalf of people with disabilities.A...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAYHelicon/FolkFire Birthday Bash: Here we are in the doldrums of January, and we've got one of those Saturdays when you'd have to be a half dozen diffrent people to catch all the great performers...
Suspicions Raised in Death of Doris Duke Nurse Claims Doctor Gave Heiress More Morphine Than She Needed
WHEN DORIS DUKE, the billionaire tobacco heiress, died in 1993 at the age of 80, her doctor said the causes were the natural disasters of age. She had suffered a stroke two months earlier and was bedridden. Her lungs slowly filled with fluid. Her heart...
`T' Proves Knockout for Bills vs. Cincy
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...
Tunic Features Tailoring to Minimize Large Bust
Dear Eunice Farmer: I love the tunic styling that is so popular today, but I need a pattern with darts because of my large bust. I have so much difficulty finding patterns with darts. Whatever happened to them?I think that when looser, less shapely fashions...
Ucla's Defense Shuts Down Arizona 71-61
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...
Want Science Grant? Cooperate, U.S. Chides
St. Louis leaders need to cooperate more and develop a better vision for school reform if they're to win a $15 million federal grant for science and math education for inner-city students.That message was delivered here Friday by officials with the National...
Weather Wavers as Three Seeds Fall
First came a light rain, then a wild wind, then a nasty chill, and by the time Andre Agassi finished winning his third no-sweat match, the sun shone again on the Australian Open.The capricious weather played tricks with balls as three seeded players...
What They Can and Can't Do
Here's what a dry cleaner cannot do:Remove some stains. The nature and age of the stain and the fabric's color and construction sometimes make stains impossible to remove without damaging the garment.Prevent some colors from bleeding or fading. If...
With Coach Sick, Sampras Still Rolls
Top-seeded Pete Sampras rushed to the hospital to visit his sick coach Tim Gullikson after leading an American charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.Sampras was visibly concerned by Gullikson's sudden illness at Flinders Park,...
With Coach Sick, Sampras Still Rolls
Nothing would please Pete Sampras more than to see his coach, Tim Gullikson, out of the hospital and back at courtside for his next match Sunday in the Australian Open.Gullikson, who suffered two minor strokes in the past three months, was resting in...