St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 1, 1997

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2 Republicans on Ethics Panel Say They Will Support Gingrich
In an unexpected boost for Newt Gingrich, two House ethics committee Republicans who investigated the speaker said Tuesday that they would support the re-election of Gingrich to his leadership post next week.Reps. Porter Goss of Florida and Steve Schiff...
American Negotiator Continues Push for Summit on Hebron
U.S. Middle East envoy Dennis Ross said Tuesday he hoped for an agreement soon on scheduling a summit meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on the status of the West Bank town of Hebron.But...
Arizona State Ready to Shoot for Top Prize
A few weeks ago Arizona State coach Bruce Snyder and Florida's Steve Spurrier bumped into each other on the campaign trail."If you beat Ohio State, I'm going to vote you No. 1," Spurrier told Snyder at a postseason awards banquet. "Even if we beat Florida...
Auburn Rolls Early, Then Fends off Army 32-29
Dameyune Craig threw two touchdowns and ran for another as Auburn took advantage of its early offensive opportunities then hung on to defeat No. 24 Army 32-29 in the Independence Bowl on Tuesday in Shreveport, La.Auburn (8-4) scored on six of its first...
Banks Hit Hardest as Market Nosedives
The Dow Jones industrials dove 101 points Tuesday, ending a sweet year on a sour note as some unexpectedly strong economic data raised doubts about whether inflation and interest rates will remain tame in 1997.The Dow's slide was its biggest one-day...
Battle over Olestra Still Rages
The television commercial starts with a can of dogfood, with a label warning that the fat substitute olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. "If you saw that, would you give it to your dog?" says the voiceover.Then, it morphs into a can...
Bekki Cook's Staff Puts Corporations Online
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Credit the staff of Missouri Secretary of State Bekki Cook with moving the secretary of state's office a good mile or so down the information superhighway. Computer-literate citizens can now verify the name, status, officers and registered...
Bethalto Finally Puts a Sledgehammer to Rival Granite City
Steve Bradley spent his first 22 years as wrestling coach at Bethalto High pursuing Granite City and getting squashed with each encounter.Dual meets, tournaments, postseason matchups - Bethalto had lost them all. But the Eagles sensed a breakthrough...
Bishop Zipfel Will Lead Bismarck, N.D., Diocese
Bishop Paul A. Zipfel of St. Louis will become bishop of Bismarck, N.D., the Vatican announced Tuesday.On Feb. 20, he will be installed as that diocese's spiritual leader and will report directly to the pope. Bishops from across the country will att...
Blues' Petrovicky Gets 2nd Chance
Robert Petrovicky bore the brunt of Mike Keenan's ire after the Blues lost 4-3 to San Jose on Dec. 1 at Kiel Center.Then-coach Keenan lit into Petrovicky, a fourth-line center, after the game, orally abusing him in front of his teammates. According to...
Briefs
WASHINGTONElizabeth Dole Returning To Top Post At Red CrossElizabeth Dole, wife of unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, will return to work this week as president of the American Red Cross - but her husband is still looking for a...
Brown Insists He's No Prophet, but Texas Profits from His Play
It was the first Saturday in December, and two young writers in St. Louis, in a headlong rush to record braggadocio turned into prophecy, sought out someone with gray hair for historical perspective."When Namath guaranteed the Jets would win the Super...
Buckeyes' Foes Can't Keep Up with Pace
Whether he's delusional, foolish or playing a mind game that only he gets, Arizona State defensive end Derrick Rodgers looks at menacing Ohio State tackle Orlando Pace - his opposite in today's Rose Bowl - and sees this:"Just another offensive lineman."Yes...
Calorie Counters FDA Discovers That Most Food Labels Don't Lie about Fat
Resolving to lose weight in 1997? Setting out snacks for the big game? The government has good news - or perhaps not-so-good news for some: Those labels that list how much fat and calories are in every food item on grocery shelves usually don't lie.But...
Cavorting Clinton Vacation on Hilton Head Offers 2 Main Courses: Golf, Spirituality Seminar
President Bill Clinton enjoyed a spiritual and sporting finale to 1996 Tuesday on this Atlantic barrier island during a vacation dominated so far by his dual passions: golf and gab.In between course outings, Clinton attended a "renaissance weekend" seminar...
Champs Show Bears They Still Need Work
Perhaps it was the lack of a fourth clover leaf on the pin Washington University basketball coach Nancy Fahey wore in Monday's night's faceoff with Wisconsin-Oshkosh.Or perhaps it was the pressure of the crowd in the Washington U. Field House, at 689...
Child-Support Cheat Sentenced to 7 Years
Patricia Vinson told a judge Tuesday that James Elliot cheated her 3- and 4-year-old sons out of money that should have gone for their care - and that he should be punished for it.Cindy Berra said her two sons were also deprived of child support by Elliot...
CIA Finds Powerful Iranian Tie to Bosnia Izetbegovic Got Cash Secretly, Papers Show
THE CIA HAS evidence that Iranian agents secretly delivered at least $500,000 in cash to Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic for his campaign before last fall's Bosnian elections, according to classified documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.The...
CIA Finds Strong Iranian Link to Bosnia, Documents Show
THE CIA HAS evidence that Iranian agents secretly delivered at least $500,000 in cash to Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic for his campaign before last fall's Bosnian elections, according to classified documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.The...
Clips from Hollywood Are Now Appearing on (Pc) Screens near You
Hollywood studios have decided the Internet isn't just a fad, it's a pathway to promotion and potential profits."Haven't met that special someone yet? Let your eyes meet across a crowded Palace chat room," coos the promotional material for Columbia TriStar's...
Cocaine Cited in Death during Arrest Fiancee Charges Police Beat Handcuffed Victim
Cocaine, combined with police restraints, caused the death of Randolph Vance in October, the city's medical examiner said Tuesday.Vance, 47, collapsed and died on Oct. 20, while police officers were trying to arrest him at his home in the 5100 block...
College Kids Come Home for Holidays
LIKE most college freshmen, David Jones Jr. was primed to explore all that college life had to offer when he left his Orlando, Fla., home in August for Florida A&M University.Academics. Socializing. Bloodshot eyes.And, like his peers, the 18-year-old...
Courage Ex-Hostages Recall Acts of Bravery in Takeover of Japanese Embassy
The explosion shook the gala cocktail party. Guerrillas in camouflage swarmed through the garden of the Japanese ambassador's residence and gunfire rattled through the smoky compound.Ministers, diplomats, blue-chip corporate executives and their wives...
Courage Ex-Hostages Recount Bravery in Siege of Japanese Embassy
The explosion shook the gala cocktail party. Guerrillas in camouflage swarmed through the garden of the Japanese ambassador's residence and gunfire rattled through the smoky compound.Ministers, diplomats, blue-chip corporate executives and their wives...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONPersonality-impaired Blackhawks goaltender Ed Belfour has turned against colleague Jeff Hackett, who has muscled into co-No. 1 status. "You're nothing but a backup," Eddie the Eagle told Hackett, adding that he might want to keep his...
Desmet Downs CBC for 6th Meramec Title
One of the few challenges that has proved tougher than beating DeSmet on its own court is taking the Spartans down at Meramec Community College, where a sweat-box of a gym mirrors the team's on-campus facility.CBC nearly pulled off the former when the...
Disney Exec Gets $38 Million ; No Mickey Mouse Change in Ovitz Severance Deal
Departing Walt Disney Co. President Michael Ovitz has been denied a $7.5 million bonus he had sought for his year on the job but received about $38 million in a cash severance, sources said Tuesday.The former talent agent, once heralded as Hollywood's...
Dos and Don'ts of Teen Slang This Is the Only Way to Talk When on Our College Campuses
I WAS PERUSING the 1997 U.S. News and World Report guide to the best colleges when I came across a piece on the "in" slang at college campuses.Here are a few examples:"Da Bomb" is something really cool. "Pulling a Jesus" is doing something extraordinary....
Down-to-Earth Advice Parents Are Interviewed about Their Teens in a New Book
WHEN Tom McMahon looks back on his own years as a carefree adolescent, he shudders. Those beer-enhanced car rides, those days without seat belts, those feelings of invulnerability. It's enough to make a dad cringe.Today, as a professor of counseling...
Dragon Slaying St. Louis Publicists Battle Bad Press and Polish the City's Tarnished Image
NO ONE has ever figured out an equation for how publicity shapes public image and how public image in turn influences public opinion and public action. But we all agree there's some powerful link. Around that conclusion the $22 billion public relations...
Eagles Aide Emerges in NFL Coaching Hunt Rams, Giants among Those with Interest in Emmitt Thomas
Emmitt Thomas never has interviewed for a head-coaching job in the National Football League, but he's about to get his chance.After Philadelphia's 14-0 playoff loss Sunday in San Francisco, Thomas attracted a cluster of reporters from New York and St....
Farewell from a Survivor of Earlier Journalistic Age
It's time to go I heard them say; I heard them say it's time to go.Ancient sailor's chant WASHINGTONAs we enter the new year, this column comes to an end. That's my personal news, and it calls for a word of explanation. I began writing this column for...
Firefighters Stripped of Power over Dispatching `Fight Has Just Started,' Chairman of Agency Says
Firefighters, somber in their midnight-blue dress uniforms, stood erectly, shoulder to shoulder, along three walls of the St. Charles County Council chamber Monday night, hoping to persuade the council not to strip them of their control over emergency...
First Night Fairs Fine for Family Revelers
With 10-foot pinatas hanging overhead, human-sized puppets roaming the convention hall and lines of children waiting to get their faces painted, Michael and Joey Cella decided instead to tackle the balloons."It doesn't take much to entertain them," said...
Henderson Not Ready to Rejoice Not until City Is Free of Murders, He Says
Murders in St. Louis dropped to the lowest level in three years, but Police Chief Ron Henderson wasn't smiling Tuesday."One murder is too many, so we're not rejoicing," he told those attending a New Year's Eve candlelight vigil to remember those slain...
Homicides Plummet in City, County Region Follows Trend toward Less Violence
St. Louis and St. Louis County had fewer murders in 1996 than in any other year during the 1990s, according to figures released Tuesday.Not counting Tuesday, homicides in St. Louis for 1996 totaled 167 - the lowest in six years and 100 fewer than the...
How to Make '97 Better Than All Previous Years
Dear Readers: If some lines in today's column sound vaguely familiar, you have a good memory. They appeared in this space last year. Not much about New Year's Day has changed, so thank you for allowing me to loaf a little.Let this coming year be better...
'Huskers End Reign with a Win
The Nebraska Cornhuskers' two-year national championship reign ends this week, and they went out in style on New Year's Eve.Defensive tackle Jason Peter scored on a 31-yard fumble return and Nebraska scored on its first four possessions in the second...
If the Image Makers Could See Us Now . . . since Turn of the Century, the City Has Lost Considerable Luster with the Nation's Press
ONCE UPON a time, St. Louis could do no wrong. The city wore a magic armor of press approval.The overview of the city's public image from the beginning of the century to now raises one major question: What happened?At the beginning of the century, St....
Interstitial Cystitis Is Potent Medical Problem
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis, and I have unbearable burning and intense pain on urination.It is getting worse. I have to urinate every couple of hours.Chronic interstitial cystitis is marked by frequent and painful...
Kentucky Shellacks Louisville; Cincinnati, Smsu Win
Derek Anderson scored five of his 19 points in a decisive 12-0 run that spurred No. 3 Kentucky to a 74-54 victory over No. 14 Louisville in a defensive battle Tuesday.Kentucky (11-1), winning its 11th successive game, turned the ball over 18 times and...
Knights Adjust to Loss of Player by Winning Games
The Francis Howell North High basketball team suffered a blow just before the holidays when talented 6-foot-5 sophomore Jeremy Oligmueller moved with his family to Minnesota.The move - because of a transfer - wasn't a surprise, but its timing was."Going...
Midnight Rite: From Masses to Parties, World Gathers for New Year
As midnight struck around the globe, people everywhere welcomed 1997 with rites ancient and modern, from a Mass at Mother Teresa's convent in Calcutta, to a nightlong beach party in Rio.This new year also was a rehearsal of sorts for the millennium,...
Midnight Rite: From Masses to Parties, World Gathers for New Year
As midnight struck around the globe, people everywhere welcomed 1997 with rites ancient and modern, from a Mass at Mother Teresa's convent in Calcutta to a nightlong beach party in Rio.This new year also was a rehearsal of sorts for the millennium, with...
Mobile Home Park Approved despite O'fallon's Objections
Developer Don Collier Sr. finally has the green light to proceed with plans for the 184-lot Stone Creek Mobile Home Park along Mexico Road. The site is nearly surrounded by the city of O'Fallon.Despite fierce opposition to the project by O'Fallon elected...
Morning Briefing
Doubletree Will Buy Renaissance For $850 MillionDoubletree Corp. will acquire Renaissance Hotel Group NV for $850 million, furthering its expansion into more profitable, upscale hotels, and overseas, where there's less competition.The purchase, Doubletree's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Just Wondering:What's all this talk about the Rams considering PETE CARRIL as their new coach? Didn't he just retire as Princeton's basketball coach?Shouldn't they just put up a fence around the Cowboys training facility and, you know, throw away the...
Multiple Choice: Predictions for '97
Four of my long shots came in last year, including the second mole in the CIA and the upset in the Israeli election. Obdurate contrarianism led me astray on 11 others, however, including the presidency of the United States and the stock market. But a...
New Year Hopes: Pie, Peace, Playground . .
Mikayla and Danielle Faulkner, ages 9 and 5, live in St. Louis and go to St. James the Greater Catholic School in Dogtown. Their half-sister, Jennifer Faulkner, 14, lives in Indianapolis.Jennifer is determined to help her cheerleading squad compete in...
No Ebb Tide for 'Bama as Stallings Set to Exit
Once in a while, he said, he has second thoughts. Then Gene Stallings thinks about John Mark and knows he has made the right decision. Alabama football will go on without him.John Mark Stallings is 34 now, Gene and Ruth Ann's only son. He has been by...
Number of Officers Killed on Duty Expected to Be Lowest since 1966
The number of police officers killed in the line of duty nationwide dropped to a 30-year low in 1996, the National Association of Chiefs of Police reported Tuesday. Nearly half of the 118 fallen officers were shot.Morton Feldman, the association's executive...
Oakland: `Ebonics' Policy Has Been Misunderstood
LESS THAN TWO weeks after their embrace of "ebonics" as a distinct black language brought them international derision, Oakland school officials tried Monday to redefine the issue - to whether they had been misinterpreted.After a meeting with one of the...
Obituaries
Amanda Anderson Amanda Anderson, 74, died Tuesday (Dec. 31, 1996) of natural causes at her home in St. Charles.Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker. The funeral is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Baue Chapel, 620 Jefferson Street in St. Charles. Visitation...
PC Help! Holiday Do's and Don'ts for Setting Up, Using That New Computer
So you got a new PC or Macintosh this Christmas. Though companies have created all kinds of helpful ways to assist in setting up your computer, there are always rules that get missed. So here is the Third Annual Help Screen Official Holiday Do's and...
People
The last time we heard from ALAN GREENSPAN, he jarred the securities markets. This time, the news is more gentle.Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, will marry his longtime girlfriend, NBC correspondent ANDREA MITCHELL. He's 70; she's...
Peyton's Place? Schnur Prefers to Be Other QB
No offense to Peyton Manning, but St. Louisan Steve Schnur is not the least bit envious of the star quarterback from Tennessee.Schnur will be quite content to be the unknown quarterback from Northwestern when the teams meet at noon today in the Florida...
Plummer's First Impression Wasn't Lasting
When Jake Plummer arrived at the Arizona State campus in 1993, he was perceived as less than a savior."He had that hat on backwards and was wearing these grubby clothes. He was skinny and scrawny, and I didn't know if he could ever play here," receiver...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:TRAFFIC FATALITIESBrentwood: Michael G. Kim, 29, of the 1600 block of Legend Lane in west St. Louis County, died about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday in...
Project Hope's Safety Net
The idea of making substance abusers eligible for Social Security disability benefits was a bad one. Congress was right to put an end to this program, given the anecdotal information suggesting that many of the recipients simply used part of their disability...
Promotions Halted in Canadian Army Scandals Spur Inquiry by Defense Minister
Stung by two new scandals tarnishing Canada's armed forces, the defense minister Tuesday froze all officers' promotions for three months while he assesses the military's woes.Defense Minister Doug Young announced the freeze a day after revelations that...
Rebels Repeat Demand to Release Comrades
Peruvian rebels made clear Tuesday that they haven't budged from their key demand: the release of their comrades from jail.The tough position, announced to reporters by rebels masked by red bandanas, appeared to override earlier hints that the rebels...
Reflecting Year of Differences Airport, Metrolink Top News of 1996
It was a year of differences.Strong resistance in the St. Charles area met Lambert Field's plan to expand westward. Differences of opinion severed 18-year ties between St. Peters and longtime city administrator Robert Irvin and resulted in an incident...
Rehnquist Pushes for Cost-of-Living Raise for Federal Judges
Declaring the morale and quality of the federal judiciary is at stake, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is calling on Congress to give judges a cost-of-living raise.Federal judges, who now make $133,600 a year, "need and have earned" more money, especially...
Resolving to Try a Little Compassion
A colleague, Colman McCarthy, has reminded me just how far from sainthood I really am. I refer to his Christmas column about Michael Kirwan, a 51-year-old Washington man who has given his life to befriending and helping the destitute.One anecdote makes...
Ruling Hits Rightchoice Stock
RightChoice stock closed down $1 Tuesday, a day after a judge ruled that its non-profit parent company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, broke the law two years ago when it shifted most of its business to RightChoice. RightChoice stock closed...
Sabretech May Face Hearings
SabreTech, the aircraft maintenance company that worked on the doomed ValuJet airliner, may face new hearings into the crash and closure of its Orlando facility amid new claims of shoddy work.The head of the ValuJet crash inquiry said Tuesday he is considering...
Social Security Offices to Increase Armed Guard
Beginning Thursday, the Social Security Administration will more than triple its armed security guard force in Missouri.Officials say they think alcoholics and substance abusers who will no longer receive federally funded Social Security benefits as...
Some '97 Resolutions That Are `Just for Today'
Dear Readers: My New Year's column has become an annual tradition. These New Year's resolutions are based on the original credo of Al-Anon. I am using its theme with some variations of my own:Just for today, I will live through this day only, and not...
Southern Comfort Cures Mu's Blahs
Like a soothing cold pack on the University of Missouri's bruised confidence, Southern University proved to be a welcome relief for a Tigers team mired in a two-game bout with the holiday blahs.A couple of days after losing to Illinois in the annual...
Sports Shorts
Indians' Mesa Denies Sex Harassment ChargeCleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa appeared on national television to assure his countrymen he is innocent of a felony charge of sexual harassment."I want to tell the Dominican people that I am a man of irreproachable...
Sports Shorts
Indian's Mesa Denies Sex Harrasment ChargeCleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa appeared on national television to assure his countrymen he is innocent of a felony charge of sexual harassment."I want to tell the Dominican people that I am a man of irreproachable...
Steel Door Looks like Wood, Bars Drafts, Noise
Q: I should replace my old, leaky front door. I want one that is attractive yet energy-efficient, secure and maintenance-free. What is the overall best type of door to install? - T.A.A: An insulated steel front door would meet your needs. I installed...
Stocks Take a Late Spill, Tripped by Fears of Higher Interest Rates
The stock market rang out the year with an early hangover, tarnishing its biggest two-year advance since the mid-1950s.The decline was triggered by some unexpectedly strong economic data, which raised doubts about whether inflation and interest rates...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club,...
Suspected Ex-Nazi Hurt in Shootout Fires at Police, Press outside Kansas Home
A man suspected of being a former Nazi concentration camp guard and facing deportation fired a handgun at reporters and police before being shot and wounded by officers Tuesday on his front porch.About 90 minutes before the gunfire, the Justice Department...
Suspected Ex-Nazi Hurt in Shootout Fires at Police, Reporters outside His Kansas Home
A man suspected of being a former Nazi concentration camp guard and facing deportation fired a handgun at reporters and police before being shot and wounded by officers Tuesday on his front porch.About 90 minutes before the gunfire, the Justice Department...
The Human Potential of Potential Humans
We've all met people who strike us as stuck at a lower rung on the evolutionary ladder - the louts who relentlessly tailgate, the boors who turn every conversation back to themselves, the cavemen on "Men Behaving Badly." But as divergent as they may...
The Man Who Created Pell Grants
Anyone who has attended college with the help of a Pell grant should note this month's departure of Claiborne Pell from the U.S. Senate after a distinguished career of 36 years. The Rhode Island Democrat brought to the Senate a sensibility that is too...
The No. 1 Question: Who Is No. 1? 3 Teams Ready to Stake Claim If Seminoles Fall
It's a jumble, a blob, a Rubik's cube. It's the never-ending story. It's a cosmic game of "To Tell The Truth:"Will the real No. 1 please stand up?College football's national championship riddle must be solved after today's Rose Bowl and Thursday's Sugar...
The Vikings Are Game but Fall to Spartans
The Vikings of Francis Howell High put up a good fight Monday night. But it wasn't enough against the top-ranked and top-seeded Spartans of DeSmet.DeSmet beat fifth-seeded Howell 55-44 in the semifinals of the 19th annual Holiday Festival Tournament...
The Year of the Merger Set Records
To say 1996 was a big year for mergers would be an understatement. Companies combined with a stunning vigor, almost doubling the amount spent during the peak year of the go-go '80s.Deals announced in 1996 totaled $658.8 billion, up from a record $519...
Thousands of Laws Take Effect Today Driving, Boating, Biking Face New Rules
Florida lawmakers who take a cup o' kindness from lobbyists in 1997 had better report it. In Michigan, should parents become old acquaintances and forget to pay child support, their drivers licenses may go the way of auld lang syne.Across the country,...
Tiffany Guru Thinks America Has a Silver Streak He Sees It Reflected in Blondes, Buildings Party Decor
AFTER 17 YEARS as design director at Tiffany, John Loring might be expected to know a thing or two about silver.But when Loring speaks about silver, he's not just talking sterling. And when he waxes rhapsodic about platinum, don't assume he's referring...
Today's Bowl Games
OUTBACK BOWLWho: No. 15 Michigan (8-3) vs. No. 16 Alabama (9-3)When, Where: 10 a.m., Tampa, Fla. Tuning In: ESPN cable. Favorite: Michigan by 1. Payout: Each school receives $1.5 million. Coaches: Lloyd Carr (17-7 in second year at Michigan) and Gene...
Traveling Safely by Plane with Cats
Dear Dr. Fox: I need your advice regarding moving my cats to our new home.My indoor cats, 11 and 12 years old, have never been out of the house. How do I move them via airplane?I hear that cats can travel as carry-on luggage and be kept under their owners'...
Trojans Use Victories to Fight Holiday Blahs
As Troy Buchanan High boys basketball coach Mitch Wilkins looked over the Trojans' schedule for this season, he came across a minor problem."We play some tough games right after Christmas, and I didn't want to go into those games after a long layoff,"...
TV Notes
FEW people are as pleased as Annie Potts that "Monday Night Football" has finished its run this season.It's not that the former "Designing Women" star dislikes football. It's just that she dislikes the havoc "Football" wreaks on her series "Dangerou...
Tv's Top Memorable, Not-So-Memorable Times
HERE are some of the memorable and unmemorable moments from this past year in TV, along with the Top 10 TV programs of the year.Space case: TV brings us a memorable picture of a pioneering woman: down-to-earth astronaut Shannon Lucid chatting matter-of-factly...
Twa Flies into a Language Problem Begins New Policy on Bilingual Crews
Chicken or beef? Coke or 7Up?Those simple, in-flight culinary questions could become complicated for passengers on Trans World Airlines Inc. jets serving Mexico and the Dominican Republic.Because of a contractual dispute between TWA and its flight attendants,...
Two Cowboys Face Assault Allegations Irvin, E. Williams Identified by Woman
The Dallas Cowboys' tumultuous season took another turn Tuesday when Michael Irvin was accused of holding a gun to the head of a 23-year-old woman while teammate Erik Williams and another man allegedly raped her.Police Lt. David Goelden said a videotape...
Two Cowboys Face Assault Allegations Irvin, E. Williams Identified by Woman
A 23-year-old suburban Dallas woman has accused Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin of pointing a gun to her head while teammate Erik Williams and another man raped her inside Williams' home, police said Tuesday.None of the men has been charged with a...
Urban Cowboys Sing Suburban Blues
"Go West, young man," the quintessential piece of American advice, has been followed by generations eager for freedom and opportunity. The West is where Americans went to reinvent themselves, to win their fame and fortune and to be surrounded by this...
U.S. Tackles Grand Canyon Noise Tour Flight Curfews to Be Imposed; Quiet Zones Will Get Larger
The government on Tuesday took another step in the decade-long battle to curb aircraft noise over the Grand Canyon by broadening no-fly zones and imposing early morning and evening curfews on air tours.Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said that at "peak...
Vandy Rolls over Slu 81-61
The Billikens bid the old year good riddance Tuesday night.Vanderbilt bounced St. Louis U. 81-61 in front of 10,338 fans at Memorial Gym. It dropped the Bills' record to 5-6 and left them wondering what might become of them in 1997."We've got league...
Vaughn Returns, Savors the Moment
During the nearly four months it took Kansas senior guard Jacque Vaughn to rehabilitate a devastating wrist injury, he had occasion to watch a tape of baseball star Kirby Puckett's retirement speech.He was struck by a realization of his own mortality."It...
We're Game Toying with the City's Image
WANT to buy the Arch?How about the Missouri Botanical Garden?Or, maybe you've always wanted to own a Ted Drewes frozen custard stand. Well, they're all for sale in St. Louis In-A-Box, a board game based loosely on Monopoly and set right here in the Gateway...
West Warriors Do Right Thing; It Finally Works
The St. Charles West High Warriors were doing all the things that coach Terry Hollander wanted.Still, as they went to halftime Monday, they trailed Webster Groves 35-31."As much as anything else, we just didn't get the breaks in the first half," Hollander...
What Goes around . . . Maclean, 2 1/2 Seasons Later, Back in Running to Coach Blues
It's funny how things work out in professional sports, though not always "ha-ha" funny.Paul MacLean was being groomed as the next head coach of the Blues. The plan seemed to be for Bob Berry to move back into his assistant general manager chair in 1994...
What Is a War, and Who's Counting?
Considering the pain and suffering that wars cause, you wouldn't think it would be difficult to determine how many there are in a year.But the National Defense Council Foundation registers more than twice as many battle zones on its year-end list as...
With a Little Help, Area in Line for Eventful New Year
WILL 1997 BE a good year for the St. Louis region? It could be. In fact, it could be a great year, and it will be, if certain events occur. The following are among the events I have seen while peering through the glass darkly.In a magnanimous gesture,...