St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 5, 1996

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Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: For some time now, an adult neighbor I'll call "Greta" has been meeting her lovers on our street. She lives a couple of blocks over, but she apparently doesn't want her teen-age children to see her meeting these men. She and her dates arrive...
A-B Loses Distributor Fight Corona Beer Rights Held by Two Firms
Try though it might, Anheuser-Busch won't be distributing Corona beer in the United States anytime soon.Corona, the second-most popular imported beer in this country, is brewed by Grupo Modelo of Mexico. Anheuser-Busch bought a 17 percent stake in Modelo...
A Dam Foolish Investment
The Animas River water project in Colorado might as well be called the Animus River irrigation project. So many sides are pitted against each other, so many interests are at stake and so great is the hostility that it's difficult to sort out the competing...
Adult Girl Scouts Say They're Not Prepared for Alcohol at Events
The eight girls in Girl Scout Troop 118 in Hillsboro are in fifth grade - the time, says leader Darla Ferguson, when children hear heavy anti-drug and anti-alcohol messages at school.So she was shocked when she learned that the Girl Scout Council of...
A Little Retro Summer Madness Cocktail Culture Spikes Madco's Holiday Show
With the recent proliferation of high-brow Bard culture (three feature films based upon Shakespeare's work currently on screen, and more in the works), and the similar explosion of highball bar culture (romanticized visions of martinis and sharkskin...
Arena Comforts Have a Price: They're Quiet
When sports fans settle into their seats at Kiel Center and the Trans World Dome, they are afforded every comfort.Our athletic palaces offer cushy chairs, wide aisles, spacious concourses, luxurious suites, escalators for the weary, ample restrooms,...
Barrage of Friendly Fire Keeps Charter Panel on Target
The Charter Commission in St. Peters painstakingly pores over every word and comma in the home rule charter that it is perfecting to submit to voters on Feb. 4. Nothing is considered lightly.There is tremendous give and take in this process, and everyone...
Becoming Vai-Able Latest CD Showcases the Guitarist's Vocals and Ability to Compose
This fall, before Steve Vai joined Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson for the G-3 tour, an outing that brought together arguably the three most acclaimed rock guitarists of the post-'80s generation, Vai had an objective for the show.He wanted the concerts,...
Belleville Bars In-Line Skaters from Downtown City Council Also Moves to Collect Trash, Sewer Bills by Denying Occupancy Permits
In-line skaters hoping to zigzag along streets and sidewalks in the downtown Belleville business district will have to take a detour. The City Council has adopted a measure designating the area off-limits to the skaters.The council this week also approved...
Best Bets for the Week of Dec. 5-11
TonightVirtual virtuoso: Bassist Ray Brown is no slouch in the virtuoso department, but that didn't keep him from refining his skills by playing with, and learning from, some of the heaviest hitters in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson....
Betting on the Details New Video Game Allows Multiple Side Wagers
One of my buddies and I have a hobby. Any time we go to a sporting event and the game gets a little bit boring, we start proposing even-money bets on the silliest of events.For example, one of us might say, "The next basket will be scored by an even-numbered...
Bills Set a Record in Futility Cold-Shooting Slu Hammered at Home against Siuc 67-38
Charlie Spoonhour found plenty of "go-to" guys in his St. Louis University offense Wednesday night at Kiel Center.Corey Frazier, go to the bench. Virgel Cobbin, go to the bench. Rasheed Malik and Ryan Luechtefeld and even Jeff Harris, go to the bench....
Bills Set a Record in Futility Cold-Shooting Slu Hammered at Home in `Challenge' Match
The Billikens made 19 percent of their shots from the field Wednesday night. "Embarrassing," said St. Louis University senior Jeff Harris.The Bills scored 15 points in the game's second half at Kiel Center. "Disgusting," Harris said.Southern Illinois...
Bi-State Chief Accepts Post in Philadelphia
John K. Leary Jr., the Bi-State Development Agency executive who oversaw the opening of MetroLink, has accepted a job with Philadelphia's transit system.Officials from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority announced Wednesday that they...
Briefs
NATION`JENNY JONES SHOW'Man Who Killed Gay Admirer Sentenced To 25-50 Years A man, who killed a gay admirer who had revealed his crush and hugged him on the "Jenny Jones Show," was sentenced Wednesday to 25 to 50 years in prison. Jonathan Schmitz, 26,...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS AREAClock Is Running Down In Red Cross Blood Bowl Three days are left in the area American Red Cross' Holiday Blood Bowl drive. The nine-day effort is a challenge between St. Louis Rams football fans and Chicago Bears fans on which...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS AREAClock Is Running Down In Red Cross Blood Bowl Three days are left in the area American Red Cross' Holiday Blood Bowl drive. The nine-day effort is a challenge between St. Louis Rams football fans and Chicago Bears fans on which...
Brodeur Saves Night in Devils' 2-0 Victory
Martin Brodeur had 28 saves and assisted on a empty-net goal in leading the New Jersey Devils past the visiting Florida Panthers 2-0 on Tuesday night.Brian Rolston and Dave Andreychuk scored as New Jersey handed the Panthers only their fourth loss of...
Brother of Daley in Line for Cabinet
While focusing on picking his new foreign policy team, President Bill Clinton has narrowed the field of candidates for other Cabinet seats.Aides said Wednesday that Democratic activist Bill Daley of Chicago - Mayor Richard Daley's brother - has a virtual...
Bruins Blow Big Lead but Score Late to Win
Boston squandered a three-goal lead, but Rob DiMaio scored with 4:11 remaining in the third period to give the Bruins a 4-3 victory Wednesday night in Boston over the Montreal Canadiens.DiMaio's goal gave Boston its third win in four games, drawing the...
Cal Finds Way to Win over Illini in Double Ot
California tried every possible way to lose the game, but never lost its poise against Illinois."You just saw two teams battling their hearts out," said first-year Cal coach Ben Braun after the Bears' exhilarating 89-88, double-overtime victory over...
Californians Reject Moral Intimidation
If the 1996 elections are remembered for anything, it will probably not be for the national results, which simply continued the status quo in Washington. It may, however, be remembered for what happened in California, where the voters finally spoke on...
Calvin Discos Back to the Seventies
THE HIPPEST AMERICAN label in Italy right now is Calvin Klein, according to a fashion authority with more than a little insider knowledge, Gianni Versace.Klein's jeans have become a uniform for the cool, young Milanese; his days of being seen in Italy...
Caulking Keeps House Free of Drafts
Q: My house always seems drafty, and it probably needs caulking. Where are the typical and hidden spots to check? What are the best types of caulk to use for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer? - R.Y.A: Caulking your house will not only cut your utility...
Changes in Preservation Plan Could Mollify Homeowners
The St. Charles City Council wants to calm the fears of property owners in Frenchtown by considering amendments to a bill that would create a special district governing the maintenance of historic buildings.Councilman Rory Riddler, 1st Ward, Tuesday...
Channel 30 Holds `Murder' Viewers Hostage
THE verdict comes in tonight as "Murder One" wraps up its first case of the season, but St. Louis fans will find a movie in the series' regular 8 p.m. time slot. Channel 30 is pre-empting an entire night of ABC programming in favor of a religious special...
Charter Schools Have Freedom to Teach
How do we fix our schools? Volumes have been written on the subject. Bureaucrats have fed their families on what they are paid to identify what's wrong with our schools, and experts of every stripe have alarmed us with their analyses. Meanwhile, many...
`Cheap Shot,' Leafs Holler, Want Matteau Suspended
If the Toronto Maple Leafs have their way, winger Stephane Matteau won't be in the lineup tonight when the Blues play the Phoenix Coyotes at Kiel Center.The Leafs would like to see Matteau suspended for what they describe as a "blatant cheap shot" on...
Chicago Denounces Bill to Seize Airport
In the short run, the big fight between Gov. Jim Edgar and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley over a small lakefront airport will sharpen already rancorous partisan politics in a General Assembly where Democrats regain control of the House next month.Over the...
City Promotes Plan for South Heights, but Lacks Developer
Maryland Heights says it's ready to push forward with a redevelopment plan for the blighted South Heights area almost five months after a developer backed out of the project. There's just one catch: the city hasn't found a new developer.Property owners...
Classical Records a Lush Dialogue about God - and Art
"Moses und Aron" by Arnold SchoenbergPierre Boulez and the Royal Concertgebouw (Deutsche Grammophon)What better time than the holidays, when we're beset with angels and other graven images, to curl up in front of the fire with a hot cup of cocoa and...
Coffee Table Books: A Good Read or Just Fancy Advertising?
`ZONA HOME." "The Table: Diane von Furstenburg." "A Tiffany Christmas." "The Ikea Book of Home Design."In the flagrant age of the advertorial, could the book-as-brochure - call it the advertome - be far behind?On the cusp of Christmas 1996, the phenomenon...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSOur Little Haven Craft Show, 7-9 tonight, 10-2 F, Woods Mill Village Clubhouse, 394-9807St. Joseph Christmas Boutique, 10-3 F, St. Joseph, 106 N. Meramec, 726-1221 Pottery and Glass Sale, 10-6 F, 10-5 Sa, SIU-E, 618-692-3146...
Concert Previews
BR5-49w/New Patrons of Husbandry, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hi-PointeBR5-49, which takes its name from a phone number that Junior Samples repeatedly goofs up in a "Hee Haw" skit, cranks out some of the highest-class hokum on the burgeoning retro honky-tonk...
Confessions of a Mall Santa Feeling More like Marlon Brando Than Sebastian Cabot, Our Ringer Checks out the View from the Fat Man's Chair
Imagine a backstage musical called "Miracle on 42nd Street." Santa Claus breaks his ankle on Christmas Eve, and one of the elfin understudies has to go on in his place. The elf gets a rave review from the critics and becomes the biggest star on Broadway.That's...
Curtain Raisers
Noise MakersWho knows, but the encore presentation of "Make a Joyful Noise" means that we could be witnessing a holiday tradition in the making. After all, think anyone ever suspected that "Rudolph" would become an annual staple after his premiere performance?The...
Danforth Pushes Idea of New Tax Funds Would Pay for Desegregation
One of the possibilities for future funding of the desegregation program in St. Louis could be a St. Louis-St. Louis County tax.William H. Danforth, the former Washington University chancellor, likes the idea and says he hopes a legislator in Jefferson...
Danforth Wants New Tax to Pay for Desegregation
ONE OF THE possibilities for future funding of the desegregation program in St. Louis could be a St. Louis-St. Louis County tax.William H. Danforth, the former Washington University chancellor, likes the idea and says he hopes a legislator in Jefferson...
Day by Day
TODAYCHRISTMAS CAROL - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Lindenwood College theater students at 8 p.m. in Jelkyl Theatre, Lindenwood College, Watson and Kingshighway, St. Charles. Tickets will be $6 a person. For information call...
December 1996 Joy to the Whirl
Brace yourself. The big three - Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa - are all about to descend upon the world in one big blizzard of holidays. With all the gift-giving and religious duties involved, it kinda makes you long for a month like August, when aside...
Delta Aims to Be No. 1 Continental Merger Could Start Trend
Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines are discussing a possible merger, a source told The Associated Press Wednesday. Both airlines refused to comment on the talks.Industry insiders say a deal between Delta, the nation's third-largest airline, and...
Die Soft Is the Action-Flick Genre Fizzling a or Is It Just Running out of the Right Actors?
Where is the next generation of Hollywood action stars?For eons, it seems, audiences have watched Arnold Schwarzenegger, Slyvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal as they slugged, kicked, blasted and winked their way to...
District Ready to Apply for Admission to St. Charles League with More Sports
Pattonville High School has the green light to apply for admission to the Gateway Athletic Conference, which is made up of most of the high schools in St. Charles County and Troy Buchanan in Lincoln County.Pattonville will apply to Gateway's board of...
Double Plays Athletes-Turned-Musicians Come Up with a Lot of Dribble a or Is That Drivel?
In the 1965 film "Billie," Patty Duke played a tomboy track star who couldn't stop "the beat" in her head. The fictional Billie ain't the only athlete with a music jones. Basketball titan Shaquille O'Neal moonlights as a hip-hop rhymer on his current...
Dressing Casually for Success
WHEN DRESSING casually for the office took hold, it was considered more a passing fad than reality. Wear khakis for a while and, hey, it's a breeze that will pass, people said.It didn't. And polls show it is not yet waning.So instead of power-dressing...
Expert Warns of Dangers of Welfare Reform
Welfare reform will lead to more domestic violence, poverty and a greater need for foster care, an expert on child welfare predicted Wednesday.David S. Liederman, executive director of the Child Welfare League of America, warned about 40 representatives...
Familiar Story at City Hall
It's becoming an all-too-familiar refrain. A high-ranking member of the Bosley administration votes to approve a city contract to a firm with which his wife has ties. Each time the issue of conflict of interest raises its ugly head, Mayor Freeman Bosley...
Fans Get Wish as Mcgee Answers the Call for 1997
When he played with the Cardinals during their dominance in the 1980s, Willie McGee was among the most popular players on the team. When he returned for the 1996 season, McGee quite simply was the people's choice, receiving standing ovations for everything...
Felonious Flunkies `Palookaville' Revives the Genre of the Inept Criminal
The lovable loser is a staple of American film. The legacy stretches back at least as at far as Charlie Chaplin's tramp character, a treacherous little troublemaker who was beloved by downtrodden peoples the world over.The patron saint of contemporary...
French Police Suspect Algerians in Subway Blast
Police sifted through evidence Wednesday that was leading them to a shadowy network of Algerian militants as the culprits in a deadly subway bombing.A gas canister. Black powder. Nails to cut flesh. All were hallmarks of a wave of bombings last year...
Future Focus Shareholders OK Rockwell's New Direction
If you're in the market for a new computer modem, you may notice a colorful label on the box identifying the microprocessor chip inside."Intel Inside"?Guess again. "Connect with Rockwell," is the new catch phrase. Rockwell who? Rockwell International...
Gateway Considered as Site of New Hotel City Wants More Rooms to Help Draw Conventions
St. Louis is looking at the former Gateway Hotel as the potential site for a long-discussed hotel near the downtown convention center.The city has obtained an option to buy the boarded-up Gateway Hotel building at Ninth and Washington streets, across...
Gay Marriages on Hold for at Least One Year Judge Awaits Decision from Supreme Court
A day after ordering Hawaii to allow gay marriages, a judge put the ruling on hold Wednesday while the state appeals.The stay will remain in effect until the state Supreme Court rules, meaning that gay couples will be unable to marry in Hawaii for at...
Generals Decry Nuclear Arms Call for Beginning of Total Elimination
TWO FORMER U.S. military commanders called Wednesday for the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons on Earth.Retired Air Force Gen. Lee Butler, who was commander of U.S. nuclear forces until two years ago, and retired Army Gen. Andrew Goodpaster, who...
Give Msd Reformers More Time
For the second time, the courts have refused to order the Metropolitan Sewer District to refund to all its customers money collected under a 1992 rate increase that the Missouri Supreme Court subsequently declared illegal. The attorney who won the original...
GM'S GREETING AT AIRPORT HELPED SELL JONES ON RAMS Series: Robert Jones SECOND OF TWO PARTS
As Robert Jones waded through free agency last offseason, there was interest from the Rams, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Diego, and wonder of wonders . . . the Miami Dolphins.Yes, the same Dolphins now coached by Jimmy Johnson. And the same Jimmy Johnson...
Gm's New Electric Cars Bow Today Hollywood Figures Seeking Early Leases
General Motors Corp. will deliver to customers today its first 32 EV1 electric cars - battery-powered, two-seat coupes that GM spent $350 million developing.The tear-shaped, noiseless cars have an aluminum body, a 137-horsepower motor powered by a nickel-metal...
Goose That Wardrobe with a Shot of Color
COLOR LOOKS brilliant this winter, especially in unexpected combinations.You might think chrome yellow and shocking pink "don't go" together - until somebody with a genius eye for color puts them next to each other with unexpectedly wonderful results.For...
Go, Speed, Go! Fast Times Present Challenge to Slow Columnist
Fast food, overnight delivery, information on demand a modern life whizzes by at a breakneck pace. Still, there are some things that just can't be rushed, like the artful arrangement of words on paper. Which is why I have sworn to write no column before...
Grandma Had More Than a Clue after All
GRANDMA, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have made fun of your toilet paper covers.I didn't mean to snicker at the ruffled TP cover you kept in the bathroom.I didn't know, Grandma. I didn't realize the same covers reside on the commodes for the rich and famous....
Group Finds Minority Students Miss out Blacks, Hispanics Get Less Access to Advanced Classes Than Whites
Black and Hispanic students have less access to college preparatory courses and experienced teachers than white students, says a report by an educational research group.In Missouri, black students make up 16 percent of the kindergarten through 12th grade...
Having the Flu's in Style? We'll Pass
THE NEW YORK Times Magazine has declared the flu to be in style.This is a good thing for us fashion-conscious sickies. In fact, let me breathe a labored sigh of - whew.For the past four weeks or so, I had been worried that people found it disgusting...
Hear Here
Ska LessonThis area's finest ska band, Isaac Green & the Skalars, will release their first full-length disc, "Skoolin' with the Skalars," at a dance party at 8 p.m. Friday at the Galaxy.By the way, a hint to legions of ska-punk goofs scrambling for a...
Heartfelt Holiday Jews Celebrate History, Tradition of Hanukkah
Morgan Bredow's eyes widened as she watched the spin of the special, square top with a Hebrew letter painted on each of its four sides."Nun, gimmel, hai, shin, watch the dreidel spin, spin," the 4-year-old sang Wednesday.Her classmates at the Saul Spielberg...
Hear That Train A-Comin' Locomotive Whistle Aficionado Enjoys a Cheerful Earful
Ask Ken Beck what he thinks about trains, and he's quick to sound off. In fact, you're guaranteed to get an earful.Beck is a fanatic about them, particularly train whistles and horns. He has more than 50 such gizmos off old steam engines, modern diesels,...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Homefront This Week: Modern Rock, Metal, Alternative
Clayton: The New Liverpool?:This is intended to be a periodic column about alternative-rock and metal music in the St. Louis area. Along with occasional updates on the smattering of high-visibility bands from our area that have lucked into recording...
Hot Toys for Kids? Dream On
ANY child whose happiness depended on getting a Tickle Me Elmo doll for Christmas probably should be getting help right now.There are no Tickle Me Elmo dolls in the city's major toy stores, not at Spicers, not at FAO Schwarz, nor Kay-Bee, nor Toys R...
Hullabaloo Switching Entirely to Wholesale
IF YOU'RE LOOKING for just the right '60s and '70s fashion item for a funky friend this holiday season, look first at Hullabaloo.The source for vintage-hungry teens is preparing to close its retail store, at 1556 South Broadway, and is chopping 25 percent...
'Huskers Might Have to Reach Way Back to Rush vs. Texas
With his top three tailbacks stifled by injuries, University of Nebraska coach Tom Osborne plans to junk his offensive scheme for Saturday's Big 12 Conference championship game against Texas at the Trans World Dome."We're thinking about going to no backs....
Illinois State Steamrolls Depaul 75-50
In three games this season, Illinois State has substantiated its selection as the preseason favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference. And if the Redbirds are this good now, they ought to be downright scary next season.There isn't a senior on the squad...
Index
The next time someone disses St. Louis as a boring, conservative or generally unhip place to live and work, I'm going to insist that they invest the 30 or so bucks to attend the Bar tender's Charity Ball. Haute couture may be launched in Paris and New...
Inflation Plan Hits Everyone Changing Index Means More to Washington - and Less Back
The federal government has erred for years in calculating inflation, and correcting the Consumer Price Index would save the government $1 trillion in the next 12 years, an advisory panel told Congress on Wednesday.But the federal windfall would be achieved...
In Pinch, Walker Shows He Can Play
Despite all the injuries in the defensive backfield, the Rams haven't been riddled by opposing passers over the last four games.Helping to hold it together has been unsung rookie cornerback Marquis Walker of Southeast Missouri State, and Berkeley and...
Intimations of Chaos and Irony
unconditionally ABSTRACTIONSchmidt Contemporary Art, 1709 Washington, Fourth Floor, through Dec. 20Hours: 1-4, Tu-Sa James R. Schmidt consistently mounts some of the best small exhibitions in St. Louis. The show he has up now gives "Reconditioned Abstraction,"...
It's Time to Connect the Dots of Influence-Peddling Picture
As post-election revelations come spilling out about more illegal fund-raising and many more unrecorded meetings of the Asian Connection in the Clinton White House, the need arises to connect the dots.The accusation was first made in this space that...
Jazz Roll Hits 12; Magic Tie Record for Fewest Points
Karl Malone scored 26 points and John Stockton added 18, including four 3-pointers, as the Utah Jazz won its 12th consecutive game, 101-75 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.Shaquille O'Neal scored 21 points for the Lakers,...
Joe Wood, 82; Was Photographer at Globe-Democrat
Joe Wood, a longtime photographer at the old Globe-Democrat, died Tuesday (Dec. 3, 1996) at Kirkwood House in Kirkwood after suffering a heart attack. He was 82.Mr. Wood was a photographer for 27 years at the Globe before he retired in the late 1950s.Herb...
Juice with an Aftertaste Onstage Calm Is Just a Matter of Knowing Your Lines, O.J. Says
This is true.In the spring of 1980, I rode in a limousine with O.J. Simpson and his then-girlfriend Nicole Brown. I had been a contestant on an offbeat sporting-events show called "Games People Play," which was soon to premiere on NBC. My segment featured...
Kid Stuff: Taking Your Kids to See Santa
What: Taking the kids to see Santa.Where: Pick a mall, any mall.Why: We're asking ourselves that, too, but we think it has something to do with guilt and not wanting to look bad should our children enter therapy later in life (as if parents could really...
Kmox Adding Airplane to Its Traffic Reports
NEW BUZZ: Beginning Dec. 30, KMOX radio is launching an airplane, in addition to Jetcopter One, so the station can have airborne traffic reports earlier, starting at 5:58 a.m. The two aircraft will enhance the station's coverage of the metropolitan area...
Ku's 36-14 Run Drops Bearcats
Cincinnati wears on you, beats you up and knocks you down. Top-ranked Kansas found that out in the first half Wednesday night.Then the Jayhawks started to fight back."They intimidated us in the first half. The way we played in the first half we were...
Lace Is Stepping out All Over
IF YOU'RE LOOKING for a little something to rev up your evening wardrobe this season, make it lace. Designers are using lace liberally in everything from stretchy shirts to shimmering gowns.Young women who tend to think of lace as something their mothers...
Late Goal Enables Bruins to Recover after Blowing Big Lead
Boston squandered a three-goal lead, but Rob DiMaio scored with 4:11 remaining in the third period to give the Bruins a 4-3 victory Wednesday night in Boston over the Montreal Canadiens.DiMaio's goal gave Boston its third win in four games, drawing the...
Less Is More: Lay Luxury on Thin for the Best Results
LUXURY DOES NOT have to come in major doses to make an impact. In fact, the luxurious look in interior design is better served if it is applied in a tasteful, less-is-more manner.Scads of opulence defeat the purpose. A major put-off. The look-but-do...
Let's Get Some Perspective on Kisses, Crime
IT IS NOT MY CLEAR recollection that I pecked Sharon Rutherford on the cheek one day in 1956. But I could not honestly deny such an allegation were it lodged all these years later. I admit the urge was in my heart, and I kind of think I did it.I do not...
Lifeline: Boeing Deal Could Revive Douglas
Harry C. Stonecipher warned last year that sentimentality would not save McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s flagging commercial aircraft division.If McDonnell could not make the operation competitive, the company's new president said, "We will sell it. We will...
Live Long and Prosper: Eat Your Rutabagas
My favorite radio station, the only one to which my car radio is ever tuned, plays the golden oldies, those swinging favorites from my youth. Lately I've noticed that these "oldies" are being presented by announcers who seem very young. One clue came...
Local Haven Kurds Flee from Saddam, Make St. Louis Their Home
The odyssey of 99 Kurdish refugees is ending in St. Louis, three months after a radio-delivered death sentence from Saddam Hussein forced thousands from their rustic mountain villages in northern Iraq."Saddam said on the radio that anyone who worked...
Lucas Returns to the Stars New Technology Allows Updates to Sci-Fi Classics
George Lucas has waited almost 20 years to make the "Star Wars" he originally wanted. In the 1970s, the technology was not up to his vision. But now, using the high-tech sound, color and computer imagery afforded by digital technology, he has remastered...
Mackovic vs. Osborne : Longhorns Coach Is All Business
John Mackovic is a devotee and protege of former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, once dubbed "the plastic man" by Duane Thomas. For much of his coaching career, Mackovic's public aura has been similar to Landry's:Calm to the point of seeming bland ....
Mackovic vs. Osborne : Playing Well Is Main Drive with 'Huskers
As a child in Nebraska during World War II, after his father had enlisted to fight, Tom Osborne often felt tortured and abandoned.And there was this recurring nightmare."German soldiers took over . . ." he wrote in "More Than Winning," his 1985 autobiography,...
Making Scents: Celebrities Cashing in at Perfume Counter
SNIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFF. Aaaaaaaaah. Wafting out of that suggestively shaped bottle is the sweet scent of greenbacks.So why else would Julio Iglesias do it? Cher? Omar Sharif? Or what about the shoulder-pad diva of the '80s, Joan Collins? Or Priscilla Presley,...
Malignant External Otitis Requires Care
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have had some terrible ear pain in the past week or so. I finally got around to seeing my doctor. He said he thinks I have malignant external otitis.He has set up an appointment with an ear doctor. Is this cancer? Isn't that what...
Malls Are No Haven from Urban Ills
The figures are in. Peter Jennings reported the good news on Monday night. Shoppers spent 12 percent more at malls on Thanksgiving weekend this year than they did in '95. Given the primacy of malls in American life, you'd think there would be more celebration...
Man Is Charged with Rape after Telling All on TV
A New Hampshire man who admitted on the "Sally Jessy Raphael" talk show that he fathered a child with a 14-year-old girl was charged with statutory rape Wednesday after police in Dover, N.H., viewed a videotape of the program.Carl H. Carlson, 20, was...
Many House Plants Can Help Purify Air
Q: We have an energy-efficient, airtight house. Although we use room air cleaners, they push up our electric bills. Can some house plants really remove cancer-causing and other pollutants from the air? - Y.D.A: Running several room air cleaners does...
Martha Ups the Bar on Perfectionism
IT MIGHT BE reassuring to the mere mortals among us to learn that Martha Stewart eats with her elbow on the table.Horrors! But it's true: The queen of how-to, an icon of elegance, occasionally plopped her left elbow on the table midmeal before speaking...
Men's Area College Weekly Update
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Jason Frillman, last season's player of the year in the Metro Catholic Conference, made his debut in an UMSL uniform last week, scoring eight and 11 points, respectively, in his first two games with the Rivermen. He had...
Men's Area College Weekly Update
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Jason Frillman, last season's player of the year in the Metro Catholic Conference, made his debut in an UMSL uniform last week, scoring eight and 11 points, respectively, in his first two games with the Rivermen. He had...