St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 4, 1997

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2 Face Death in Rwandan Genocide
* A former hospital aide and a former local administrator will either be hanged or executed by firing squad.A Rwandan court sentenced two Hutu men to death Friday for participation in massacres of a half-million Tutus in 1994.Deo Bizimana, a former hospital...
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Abortion Rate Is at Its Lowest Level in 18 Years Birth Control Access and Efforts by Anti-Abortion Activists Cited
* About 1.2 million abortions were performed in 1994, the smallest number since 1976.The nation's abortion rate is at its lowest level in almost 20 years, the government reported Friday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 21 of every...
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`Agitated Delirium Syndrome' Not Uncommon, Experts Say
* A medical examiner in New York state began encountering cases in the early 1980s.The official cause of Randolph Vance's death, "agitated delirium syndrome," is well-documented in the annals of forensic medicine, experts said Friday.Dr. Chuck Wetli,...
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A Look Back at Old Fitz's Root Beer Stand
I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to locate a photograph of the old Fitz's Root Beer Stand, which once stood on Clayton Road, just east of Brentwood Boulevard. It was once owned by family members of mine, and no one seems to have any pictures.Tuni...
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Ambush Tops Cincinnati for 9th Consecutive Win
Looks can be deceiving, especially when it comes to a losing record.The Ambush snapped the Cincinnati Silverbacks' three-game winning streak Friday with an 18-8 victory at the Cincinnati Gardens.St. Louis won its ninth consecutive game to improve to...
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Americans Need to Appreciate Tea
IN AMERICA, TEA has long been underappreciated. But it's time to reconsider tea. It is a warming, delicious drink and surprisingly good for you. There is as much vitamin C in two cups of green tea as in a glass of orange juice, and it contains less than...
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An Authentic Version of Hot and Sour Soup
ACCORDING TO STRIPPER Gypsy Rose Lee, as far as her mother was concerned, there was nothing so delicious as restaurant cuisine - so long as it was Chinese.A favorite soup was probably suan la tang, hot and sour soup (which also could have been an apt...
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Artist Makes Transition from Drums to Drills
IT WAS AN UNLIKELY segue for Mark Wissner from the cool music of the '90s to the cool classics of the '50s. Classic furniture, that is.So how did this musician move from drums to drills? It was a simple case of supply and demand. He was looking for vintage...
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A Touch of Class - or Two - before Spring
IF YOU ARE ALREADY itching to get your fingers into the soil and longing for spring fragrances and flowers, we've found something that might help.A variety of classes are cropping up at the St. Louis Community College, at flower shops and elsewhere....
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Backup Quarterback Lifts Buckeyes to Win
Growing up 10 minutes from Arizona State's campus, Joe Germaine went to all the Sun Devils' football games and dreamed of quarterbacking a major college team.Only it wasn't the Sun Devils that Germaine led to victory in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday.The...
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Big Hand Is Enough
Dear Miss Manners: I am amazed, at public concerts, how it seems there must always be a standing ovation.Doesn't this blur the line between mediocre and exceptional performances? It is almost as if the audience must jump up and make a lot of noise while...
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Blues Get Tie with Gauge on Empty
The team shows effects of back-to-back games, late-night travel.Twenty-four hours after coming back from two down to earn a 2-2 tie, the Blues ended up on the other side of the same result.They blew a 2-0 lead and settled for a 2-2 tie with the Buffalo...
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Blues Rebound for Tie with Habs
Trailing 2-0, the Blues outshoot and outplay Montreal at Kiel Center, as Brett Hull scores with 1:25 remaining.The renaissance Blues have started 1997 with a new outlook on life, a new president and, perhaps before the week is out, a new coach. However,...
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Bogart Movie Madness
OF ALL the television services in all the world, you'll have to wander into TNT beginning Sunday.That is, if you're a Humphrey Bogart fan, kid.The cable channel will spotlight the Hollywood legend by airing a new documentary and dozens of his films,...
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Bosley Signs Up for 2nd Term Mayor Says His First Four Years Have Been `Good Time' for City
Declaring that his four years in office have been "a good time for St. Louis," Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. on Friday filed his candidacy for a second term.Comptroller Darlene Green, a fellow Democrat, also registered for re-election and drew a new opponent...
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Bull Moose Ex-Execs See Big Future in Pipes
Four men who were fired last year by the parent of Bull Moose Tube Co. have formed their own corporation to buy and consolidate pipe and tube companies. Their goal is to acquire four or five regional plants within 18 months and to hit $300 million in...
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Bulls Don't Pity Replacements from Orlando
Dennis Rodman grabbed 22 rebounds and Michael Jordan scored 22 points Friday night as the Chicago Bulls pulled away in the second half for a 110-89 victory at home over the injury-ravaged Orlando Magic.Toni Kukoc returned after missing the previous three...
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Changes Make Some Tci Viewers See Red
* The decision to drop MTV in St. Charles County is one of several programming changes that have upset hundreds of the cable giant's subscribers across the metro area.Cable subscribers in St. Charles County may want their MTV, but they aren't going to...
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Chicago Label Proves It Has Silver Touch for the Blues Alligator Label Is Marking Its 25th Year and Is Still Going Strong in Spite of Increasing Competition
BRUCE IGLAUER says he started recording blues musicians because he admired their work, not their ability to make money.When he took his first artist into a recording studio, the juke-joint legend Hound Dog Taylor and his HouseRockers, Iglauer's aspirations...
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Chinese Beef, Broccoli That Mimics Real Thing
Q: I've had beef and broccoli at Chinese restaurants, but the taste of the sauce differs from one place to another.I love the dish and have tried it myself.But I have come nowhere close to the taste I like. Kiyoshi Harashima, - St. Louis - A: Margaret...
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Clinton Again Bars Lawsuits over Cuba
* Those who want to sue foreigners who set up shop in Cuba on land confiscated from Americans will have to wait at least six more months.President Bill Clinton has suspended for six more months a law that would allow Americans to sue foreigners who do...
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Cooks Get the Skinny on Making Enchiladas
BECAUSE ENCHILADAS are among the most popular Mexican dishes, it's no surprise they have come to mean importance, as in "the Big Enchilada."With their rich fillings of gooey cheese and meat, though, enchiladas can be "big" in other ways, too - like around...
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Courses Keep Pets Active, Agile
BRAD SCHNEIDER OF Affton said a "whole new world" opened up to him when he got involved nearly a year ago in agility training for his dog."I'm learning something new all the time," he said. "And I've met so many people who are interested in this sport."His...
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Covering Up Some Extra Pounds
Q: I've gained at least 15 pounds in the last year but don't want to buy an entirely new wardrobe. What should I do until I shed those extra pounds?A: Try buying a few items that you can use with clothing you can still fit into, suggests Paula Salky,...
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Eighth Letter Bomb from Egypt Found in United States
* The FBI is investigating a possible connection to a sheik who is imprisoned in Springfield, Mo.An eighth letter bomb surfaced Friday as investigators pursued the possibility that the booby-trapped greeting cards were sent by followers of an Egyptian...
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Emerson, Shimkus Support Gingrich
Two new Republican members of the bistate congressional delegation said Friday that they would back Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in retaining his post as House speaker.Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri broke her silence Friday by saying she would vote for Gingrich...
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Epiphany
The arrival of the three wise men bearing gifts is the finale of the holiday season.This weekend families are dismantling their Christmas trees and dropping them at recycling depots.Don't put away the nativity scenes until the Magi arrive, said the Rev....
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Even Penguins Shiver in Europe's Cold Snap
* Europe's coldest weather in a decade was blamed Friday for more than 200 deaths from a lingering cold front.A German con man who was on the lam surrendered so that he could get a warm jail cell. A Dutch zoo moved its shivering penguins into a cooler.Elsewhere...
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Eye Drops
Rumor has it the Pittsburgh Pirates will hire mostly Haitian ballplayers for 1997.MARTIN HANDFORD has a new series of books out entitled "Where's CAP BOSO?"JASON ARNOTT, here I come! Is it too early to judge the PETR NEDVED deal? How many rebounds would...
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Fire on the Mountain
After a serious injury, American AJ Kitt wants to return to being king of the hill.This is the story of the guy who shows up at the hospital in dirty underwear.It is 9 a.m. on Dec. 11, 1995, and Olympic skier AJ Kitt is standing near an examination table...
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First Baby of New Year Generates Controversy, Advice, Good Wishes
BY A QUIRK of fate, Nafessa Browder was the first baby born in St. Louis in 1997. Nafessa's mother, Monique Ransom, is 14. Nafessa's father, Corey Browder, is 15.The media seized upon this little proto-family as the poster children - and Mom, Dad and...
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Fishing `Bear' Is Winner of Photo Contest
BRADLEY SCOTT SMITH, an amateur photographer from Shallowater, Texas, won first place in the 1996 All-American Pet Photo Contest with a photo of his daughter fishing with Bear, a 3-year-old Doberman, Great Dane and Labrador mix. Smith won cash, and his...
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For More Space, the Only Way to Go Was Up
TAKING A SLEDGE hammer to the ceiling wouldn't be everybody's first thought. But when Steven Dorough finally found a condo in a pleasant neighborhood that he liked, he decided the one thing it needed was a little more space - and the only place to go...
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Gay Preacher Defies Critics Minister Rejects Biblical Verses That Condemn Homosexuals
Bible support his views.Peter J. Gomes is a preacher who defies stereotypes. He's an ordained Baptist minister who presides over Harvard's nondenominational Memorial Church. He's also a black, gay Republican.Gomes knows that his title of Harvard's Plummer...
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Giant-Killers Choke Anchorage Comes Close, Can't Unseat Seton Hall
One of the great traditions in college basketball is for a big-time school to hold its own little tournament in December, pad its record with a couple of easy victories, add a trophy (that it bought for itself) to the trophy case in the lobby and all...
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Global Warming for Spring, Designers Inspired by Exotic Places
DESIGNERS ARE GOING global with spring fashions.Ralph Lauren's entire line for the next season of warm-weather clothes is out of Africa.So is Mary McFadden's. Ethnic touches, a la reinterpretations of Yves Saint Laurent's peasant looks, are around, too,...
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Green Bay, Denver Top Power Rankings
The Cowboys have nine Pro Bowlers. The Green Bay Packers have the league's most valuable player and top-ranked defense. The Denver Broncos have the AFC's leading passer and rusher. The San Francisco 49ers have the best defensive line, the Carolina Panthers...
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Helicopters Rescue Victims of Western Flood
* In some areas, rivers receded. In Reno, Nev., casinos reopened after the city's worst flooding in 40 years.Helicopters plucked stranded farmers from rooftops and sunken pickup trucks Friday after five days of relentless rain that sent 100,000 people...
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Helicopters Rescue Victims of Western Flood
* Casinos reopened after Reno's worst flooding in 40 years. Nevada's largest brothel was expected to reopen over the weekend.Helicopters plucked stranded farmers from rooftops and sunken pickups Friday after five days of relentless rain that sent 100,000...
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Here's a Present That's Way Better Than Elmo
SO YOU GOT a bread machine for Christmas and you are a little flummoxed. Or you're stuck on one or two recipes. Good stuff but, after a while, boring.How did we know you got a bread machine for Christmas?During our annual pre-Christmas shopping sojourn,...
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Hollywood Called
SHANESIA DAVIS was all set to head for Washington to perform in the Kennedy Center play "Nomathemba" when Hollywood beckoned. She answered its call and now plays the blind Marissa Clark in "Early Edition." The actress, whose face reminds many of actress...
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Hughes Focuses on Game as CBC Beats Junior Billikens
The previous 24 hours were excruciating for CBC guard Larry Hughes. As 11-year-old Justin Hughes lay in critical condition in Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital after receiving a heart transplant, Larry's thoughts were with his younger brother."He's...
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Illini Can't Solve Purdue, Fall in Big Ten Opener
The king isn't dead yet.Purdue, three-time defending champion of the Big Ten Conference, made it crystal clear Thursday night that it isn't quite ready to relinquish its crown.The Boilermakers, off to their worst start in 15 years, leaped into l eague...
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Israel Rejects Time Line on Shift
* Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not give in to Palestinian demands that Israel set a timetable for withdrawal.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he would not give in to Palestinian demands that Israel set a timetable...
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It's Time to Hit the Dusty (Bike) Trail Pack Up Blades for St. Joe State Park
The strangest bike ride you'll ever take winds through the woods along mine train routes and winds up on a moonscape that may be the world's biggest artificial sand pile. Load up your bike because we're going biking - or roller blading - in Missouri's...
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Jacksonville Enjoys the Ride, Pittsburgh Enjoys the Run
Against all odds, Jacksonville quarterback Mark Brunell has led his second-year expansion team on a beguiling joyride that has transfixed all of America.He's the country's next action hero. A man of the times. Real hot copy.Yeah, right. Brunell got a...
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`Jag,' `Truth' Hope Viewers Will Touch That Dial and Turn It
A number of shows, including the drama,`JAG,' find breathing room on other networksPRODUCER Donald P. Bellisario wasn't overly concerned last year when it became apparent that NBC wouldn't renew "JAG." After all, ABC and CBS had expressed interest in...
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Knowles Set to Play Closer to Home Cleveland Gets Him in Trade with Wave
Milwaukee Wave coach Keith Tozer had been trying to trade Matt Knowles, twice named defender of the year in the National Professional Soccer League, since the club lost to the Ambush in the first round of last year's playoffs.In game No. 3 of the series,...
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Leg Length Can Cause Back Pain
Q: When I developed back pain after playing tennis, my doctor ran tests and concluded that I was experiencing pain because my left leg is shorter than my right.Have you ever run across this problem?A: Yes. Most of us have slight variances in leg length,...
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Longhorns Need to Focus More on Defense
John Mackovic might want to shave a few shots off his golf handicap. He may be pining for more pine nut pasta recipes. It's possible the Texas football coach is bent on locating that one chardonnay that has eluded his wine collection.But here's hoping...
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Lsu Player Apologizes, Skips Practices, Is Suspended
Freshman Lester Earl, who was to rejoin the Louisiana State basketball team after apologizing to his teammates and coaches, was suspended indefinitely Friday for missing practices.Earl quit Sunday, apologized Tuesday and was supposed to join practice...
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Making a Good Marriage of Home, Office
I HAVE A SHORT commute - about 10 seconds. That's how long it takes to carry a mug of coffee from the kitchen to the office, a 13-foot-long slab of desktop that sprawls along my bedroom windows.Thirteen feet: Sounds like a surplus. In truth, I'm getting...
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Many Could Be Suspects in Syria Bomb Blast Assad Has Made Enemies among Arabs
* Israel has denied any link to the explosion, but accusations by Syria worry U.S. officials.Figuring out who planted the bomb in the Syrian capital of Damascus is like trying to solve a mystery when almost everyone has a motive.Once the bombing was...
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Market Rebounds with 101-Point Gain
The Dow Jones industrials charged 101 points higher Friday, with money managers using a New Year's rush of new investment money to take advantage of Tuesday's year-ending slide.Broader measures also rallied, led by bellwether technology issues, whic...
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Mavs Coach Not Afraid of Taking a Chance
An hour before last week's announcement of the blockbuster deal that bounced Jason Kidd from Dallas to Phoenix, frustrated first-year Mavs coach Jim Cleamons was in the process of justifying to an unsuspecting scribe what was about to happen.Cleamons...
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Messier Moves Up on List of Scorers as Rangers Rally
Mark Messier keeps piling up those milestone goals, and Mike Richter keeps piling up those victories.The two continued their outstanding play of late while leading the New York Rangers to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.With the...
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More Romance Just a Seat Away
Dear Ann Landers: I hope it's not too late for my seat-mate story. In December 1944, I was taking the midnight train out of New York to Washington. As I walked through the cars looking for an empty seat, a sailor removed his coat from the adjacent chair...
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Morning Briefing
Airbus Partners Reach Agreement On RestructuringAirbus Industrie's partners reached an accord on how to restructure the planemaker to make it more competitive with rival Boeing Co., though the company refused to release details.The accord is a milestone...
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Nation/world Briefs
OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBINGSome Pretrial Procedures To Stay Private, Judge Rules The judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case refused on Friday a news media request to conduct discussions of jury selection and other pretrial issues in public next week.U.S....
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New Diet Pills Come with Potential Risks
THE ANNUAL FEEDING frenzy in which Americans gorge themselves at office parties, open-house buffets and family feasts has now passed.Everyone wants a quick fix for dietary indiscretion. We want to be able to enjoy the appetizers, gobble down the main...
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New Finishes Give Floors Second Life
HARDWOOD FLOORS ARE warm. They are soft. They are beautiful. But what happens when your tastes change, when you long for something new?The Hardwood Manufacturers Assn. says there are plenty of things you can do to hardwoods to give 'em a new face, yet...
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Nhl Rourndup Turek's 38 Saves Boost Stars Past Red Wings 2-1
Roman Turek stopped 38 shots in his second start of the season, and the Dallas Stars ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Red Wings 2-1 Friday night in Detroit.Dallas is three points ahead of Detroit in the Central Division. The Red Wings...
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Nixon Wanted `Ruthless' IRS Chief
* Tapes revealed that the former president wanted an appointee who would "go after our enemies and not go after our friends."The discussion in the Oval Office on May 13, 1971, was short and to the point. President Richard M. Nixon was enunciating his...
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No. 1 St. Joseph's Beats Borgia by 12 to Improve to 7-2
St. Joseph's Academy coach Bob Hayes believes that his Angels can beat any team in the area."If we play well. . . . If we play well," Hayes said.The Angels, ranked No. 1 in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, certainly have played well lately. Friday...
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No Place like Home in the NFL Playoffs
Home-field advantage, my friends, home-field advantage. You can't lose with it, you can't win without it. The National Football League playoffs this weekend - with one notable exception - again will prove this weather-induced tradition.Denver, Green...
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On the Move Mayflower Brings Headquarters Here
* 400 of the 500 jobs could go to area residents. Pay will average $27,000 a year.UniGroup Inc. of Fenton, which runs two of the nation's biggest moving companies, announced a move of its own Friday.UniGroup is bringing the headquarters of its Mayflower...
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Parents Calling for State Audit of School District
Some parents have begun circulating petitions to call for a state audit of the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District.The parents passed out the petitions at a late-afternoon rally Friday outside the district's administration building at the rear...
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Parkway Central Squeezes Hawks
No. 4 Colts grind out a 49-42 victory after holding Hazelwood Central to 16 second-half points.The pace was, by most basketball standards, nothing short of sluggish.But on Parkway Central coach Rick Kirby's meter, the tempo set by Hazelwood Central in...
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People
A Room Of Her Own: PRINCE CHARLES has set aside a bedroom at his country manor for the exclusive use of CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES, says The Daily Mirror, one of those snoopy London tabloids.The paper adds that Charles has told the house staff to call Parker...
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People & Events
SUNDAYZen Center First Sunday of 1997 special Zen service at 6:20 a.m., Missouri Zen Center, 220 Spring Avenue, Webster Groves.National Migration Week Immigrants from Bosnia, Haiti, Sudan, Somalia, Vietnam, Cuba and other countries will celebrate National...
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Photos Show Injuries in Disputed Death
* The medical examiner said Randolph Vance's head injuries were not fatal. His friends and relatives want further investigation.Friends and relatives of Randolph Vance produced photos Friday of his body in the morgue that they say prove he was beaten...
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Police Chief Wades Right into Issues
* In his 13 months on the job, Ron Henderson has tackled situations head-on, getting personally involved. He's getting good reviews from officers and residents alike.A month to the day after becoming chief of the St. Louis Police Department, Ron Henderson...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Aameer Shabazz, 29, was shot to death in front of his girlfriend and her 3-year-old daughter late Thursday during...
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Postal Service May Try Rate Hike
* A memorandum says the agency wil (will) have to decide by March, with a possible increase next year.The post office seems likely to take the first steps this year toward raising stamp prices.No announcement has been made. Indeed, Postmaster General...
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Quenneville Seems to Be Blues' Choice
Avalanche assistant becomes the favorite after second interview.With two interviews under his belt and no additional interviews planned for his competitor at the present, it appears as if Joel Quenneville is the Blues' choice to replace Mike Keenan behind...
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Ralcorp Sells Ski Resorts after Feds' OK
Deal is part of the St. Louis company's goal of paring down to core businesses.Ralcorp Holdings Inc. sold Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Breckenridge ski resorts to Vail Resorts Inc. Friday after the U.S. Justice Department cleared the deal and closed...
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Rams Hope to Talk to Ross about Opening
Here's the latest on the Rams' search for a new head coach:Bobby Ross can probably have the job if he wants it.Ross, who coached the San Diego Chargers to their only Super Bowl appearance, resigned Friday after being unable to settle differences with...
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Rare Kites Can Bring Sky-High Prices
KITES HAVE BEEN around for more than 2,500 years. They have been used for fishing, towing and photography, as targets and to raise telephone wires.The first kites were made in China, and the idea spread throughout the Pacific region.The kite was used...
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Rescuers, Victims Thwarted by Stuck Door on Burning Plane
* Safety Board is unsure why two rescuers couldn't get the plane's door open. But the board found fault with the exit door instructions and has asked the FAA to order changes.Moments after a fiery runway collision between two planes near Quincy, Ill.,...
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Rockets and Jazz Can't Seem to Stop Their Losing Ways
Jerry Sloan says he hates All-Star weekend. Rudy Tomjanovich could probably list a half-dozen things he'd rather attend to.The coach with the best record in the conference on Jan. 26 will lead the West's All-Star team, but if one didn't know better,...
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Room for Improvement People Expect Better Service, but `It's Kind of Spotty'
Customer demand for better service is up, but despite good efforts by some managers, many customers are still not getting it.Those are some of the initial findings the St. Louis Better Business Bureau has released from a study on customer service.The...
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Saving Pampas Grass from Year to Year
Q: For several summers, we have had a neighborhood project where we plant pampas grass and other flowers in whiskey barrels. Can we do anything to protect the grasses this winter?A: Many gardeners confuse the tall forms of the hardy Maiden grasses (Miscanthus...
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Signings of the Times
Smart Fans Should Beware Of Fake Autographs.If you're into autographs, your collection just took a big hit.A recent story in The Washington Post charged that 70 percent of all autographed sports memorabilia is fraudulent, quoting Chicago FBI agent Bob...
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Small Items Can Dress Up the Kitchen
THE KITCHEN HAS become a focal point, especially when entertaining. At almost any small dinner gathering of family or friends, guests gravitate to the kitchen because that's where the action is.So how do we make the kitchen warm and inviting - something...
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Some Area Classes
Here's a partial list of some gardening and floral arranging classes around the area:- St. Louis Community College offers a variety for beginners in its continuing education program starting at the end of this month. Many of the classes meet at high...
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Some Prosecutors Push for Local Obscenity Standards
Illinois juries should be able to decide whether obscene materials offend residents of their own county rather than relying on a statewide obscenity standard, some prosecutors said Friday.To try to shore up support for a bill in the Legislature, officials...
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Sound Off
A Chorus LineI was a loyal Rams fan and season-ticket holder from 1946 to '91. During that period the Rams had thousands of dyed-in-the-wool supporters. They also had owners who knew, understood and loved professional football. The present management,...
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Sports Shorts
Chargers Coach Ross Quits Over Dispute With His GMBobby Ross, who coached the San Diego Chargers to their only Super Bowl appearance two years ago, resigned Friday over philosophical differences with general manager Bobby Beathard.The Chargers never...
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Stewart Tries to Nail Down Lineup as Cyclones Approach
If the beginning of the Big 12 Conference basketball season today bodes anything for University of Missouri fans, it might be relief from whiplash - and perhaps hope for a purifying restart to what so far has been a ragged season.Through 12 nonconference...
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Survival: Garner's Greatest Achievement in Hollywood Actor Says He Is Very Proud of Being Able to Stay (and Prosper) in His Chosen Career for So Many Years
JAMES Garner's greatest accomplishment in show business was neither the old "Maverick" TV series nor "The Rockford Files."It was not his movie comedies, including "Support Your Local Sheriff!" and the Doris Day films, or his early dramatic work, such...
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Tearful Gumbel Departs
* His colleagues had an emotional send-off for the co-host of the `Today' show.BRYANT GUMBEL, a man of supreme self-control, struggled mightily to hold back the tears during his farewell show Friday after 15 years as the host of NBC's "Today.""I've had...
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Teen-Ager Gets Rare Lung, Liver Transplants Here
* The operation was only the third time a transplant of this type has been done in the U.S. A doctor says the patient is doing "spectacular." Her father says she looks "beautiful."A 14-year-old girl from New Orleans is getting a second chance at life,...
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The Cold Facts: Winter Is on Its Way Back
If you haven't had the chance to enjoy the near-record high temperatures over the past several days, you may only have a few hours left.Forecasters expect the temperature to reach a high of 59 by noon today but predict that the temperature will begin...
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The Earl of Sandwich Would Have Approved
OF COURSE, you love them. Everyone has a hamburger-shaped space within. But there comes a time to move beyond burgers into the world of another taste, another texture.It's very adult, this craving for Different, the opposite of the child who lives in...
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The Gop's Gingrich Dilemma
When two members of the House ethics subcommittee assigned to investigate Newt Gingrich declare that the GOP leader's transgressions are not serious enough to warrant more than a reprimand, Republicans wondering whether to retain Mr. Gingrich as speaker...
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They Take a Licking but Keep on Ticking Favre, Young Both Play the Game with Go-for-Broke, All-Out Abandon
The Green Bay-San Francisco playoff game pits the winners of the last three MVP awards in quarterbacks Steve Young, who is taking Novocain for bruised ribs, and Brett Favre, who can't take any narcotics for his aching body because of an addiction to...
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Tips to Ward off Cold and Flu Viruses
THE WORST WINTER predators are the smallest - cold and flu viruses.You can help determine whether you will sail through this sickly season with a smile or a sniffle, by exercising regularly, supplementing your diet with special nutrients and other efforts.Even...
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Toby Poser Is Nothing like the Character She Plays on `Guiding Light'
TOBY Poser has been playing Amanda Spaulding on "Guiding Light" for more than a year now, but she candidly admits that it took about eight months for her to even feel comfortable saying some of the things that come out of her character's mouth."I did...
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To Each Decades, Some Special Desserts
IF YOU'RE PLANNING to top off a special meal with a sour lemon tart or espresso-laced tiramisu, you've probably been eating at trendy restaurants or perusing new cookbooks.But if you decide to dine on baked Alaska, you're apt to date yourself to the...
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Troy Buchanan's 14-0 Run Sinks St. Charles West
Troy Buchanon High felt like it had something to prove Friday night. And the Trojans certainly made their case.Playing a Gateway Athletic Conference game at St. Charles West, the Trojans used a 14-0 run at the start of the final quarter and rolled to...
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