St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 7, 1997

100 Years and Still Going Strong Fund Pioneer's Legacy Is Simple: Big Profit
Born the same year as the Dow Jones industrial average, Philip Carret - a forefather of the mutual fund - believes U.S. stocks have at least another 100 good years left.Credited by market guru Warren Buffett as having "the best long-term investment record...
18 State Records Snagged by Anglers in 1996
Record fish were biting for many Missourians in 1996. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has certified 18 state fishing records this year. The MDC recognizes state-record catches in two categories - "Pole Line and Lure" (PLL) and "Other."Dennis...
3 Saviors for Social Security?
Billions of dollars in Social Security money would be invested in the stock market rather than in government bonds under proposals submitted by a splintered government panel.A year behind schedule, the Social Security Advisory Council released its final...
A Fresh Start or a Free Ride?
There is no better argument for reforming our nation's bankruptcy laws than this: In 1996, for the first time, personal bankruptcies will exceed 1 million. In 70 percent of these cases, the individuals involved will not be required to go on a repayment...
Aldermen Begin Inquiry on Contracts Chairman Says Panel Will Look for Ties to Mayor, City Officials
A special aldermanic committee will begin hearing testimony today about how contracts have been awarded under the administration of Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.Last month, the Board of Aldermen launched the investigation after the Post-Dispatch reported...
Allen's Mind Change Changes Wave
Life is good again for Rayshard Allen. Consequently, things are looking up for Tulane.Back up. After not playing in the Green Wave's loss in the National Invitation Tournament semifinal last March, Allen considered how overwhelmed he felt by life. He...
Arizona Fights Suing of States over Child-Support Payments
Parents should not be allowed to sue states that fail to help them collect child-support payments, a lawyer for the state of Arizona told the Supreme Court on Monday."It will cripple the program" if millions of Americans are given the right to file such...
Art Museum Expansion Plan Settled Deal Calls for Park Upgrades, Aid to Arena Project
The St. Louis Art Museum and the city of St. Louis agreed Monday on a deal to allow the Museum to expand on four acres of Forest Park.For its part, the Museum is expected to pitch in $7 million for improvements in the park and $4 million to encourage...
BLOCK AND TACKLE JUDGE SUSAN BLOCK HAS TAKEN ON SOME OF THE COURT SYSTEM'S TOUGHEST ASSIGNMENTS - DIVORCE, CUSTODY AND ADULT ABUSE CASES. NOW IT'S ON TO JUVENILE LAW. Series: CONVERSATIONS WITH JERRY BERGER AN INTERMITTENT SERIES
THE EVIDENCE left on the porch of the 1950s house in University City left little doubt that St. Louis County Circuit Judge Susan E. Block is a busy woman. One container was full of empty Diet Dr Pepper cans; the other held rolled, unread newspapers piled...
Boatmen's Bank Deal Official Today `No Immediate Changes' in Store, Official Says
Boatmen's Bank, a part of St. Louis since 1847, will become history today as NationsBank completes its purchase of the biggest bank in town.Monday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a last-minute request to halt the deal.Although Boatmen's will be...
Boeing Machinists' Head Faces Tough Battle in Re-Election Bid
The head of Boeing Co.'s largest union faces stiff opposition for re-election because of his handling of a 10-week strike in the final months of 1995.Four rivals are challenging Bill Johnson, president of District 751 of the International Association...
Bosley Fires Up Backers in Campaign Kickoff Mayor Says `Facts Are on Our Side' That City Is Better off Than in '93
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. launched his re-election campaign Monday evening amid thunderous applause and chants for "four more years" from several hundred supporters.Bosley and two other Democratic challengers - including his toughest opponent, former...
Briefs
MIDWESTResidents Get Nature's DriftResidents of the upper Midwest used heavy construction equipment to haul away huge snowdrifts Monday after a weekend blizzard closed roads and stranded travelers. At least four fatalities were blamed on the storm. Meanwhile,...
Buffs and Coach Getting in More Kicks This Year
OK, so the Colorado Buffaloes went 9-18 last season and trudged in last in the Big Eight Conference nine of its final 11 seasons.But this is the 1996-97 season. Colorado's in the Big 12 now. Ricardo Patton, a tae kwon do black belt, began this season...
Bulldogs Hang Tough in Dual Loss to Powerhouse Visitor Jefferson City
John Spires, the Fort Zumwalt South wrestling coach, was hoping for more."Going in, we knew it'd be tough," Spires said of Friday's dual against visiting Jefferson City. "We lost 38-25, but there were three matches that really could've gone either way....
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN Missouri-Wide Cellular and Paging, an agent for Ameritech, has opened at 6225 Mid Rivers Mall Drive at the Dierbergs 94 Crossing in St. Peters. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m....
Chest Pains Don't Always Mean a Heart Problem
Dear Dr. Donohue: I get this pain every now and then in my chest. It starts, then lets up slowly. I told my doctor this, and he is sending me in for more testing. What testing? I am told that nothing is wrong with my heart. Do I have something to worry...
Coach Q Got Rave Reviews Blues Heard `Universal Approval'
As his National Hockey League career neared an end in the late 1980s, Joel Quenneville began preparing for life after hockey.He spent five offseasons selling securities as a retail broker in Hartford, Conn., the insurance capital of the world. That's...
Council Studies Financial Details of Plan for 10,000-Seat Arena
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth said Monday he likes the idea of a new 10,000-seat arena in the county but wants assurance of the project's financial success.County Council Chairman Sally Faith, 5th District, said financial details need to...
Despite Money, Bosnia Reeling
A YEAR AFTER the United States and other donors pledged nearly $2 billion to rebuild Bosnia, most of the country remains in tatters.As the World Bank and the European Union, which are overseeing the rebuilding effort, prepare to ask countries this week...
Despite Partisan Battles, Congress May Get Results Balanced Budget Is High Priority for Both Sides
CONGRESS RETURNS to Washington this week to face the most peculiar of prospects: simultaneous war and peace.The partisan brawl surrounding Speaker Newt Gingrich's ethics case and mounting investigations of Whitewater and Democrats' campaign donations...
Diplomatic Immunity Decried after Fatality
The death of a 16-year-old girl in a high-speed car crash involving a diplomat from the Republic of Georgia who was apparently drunk at the wheel and speeding is stirring anger over diplomatic immunity.The weekend accident, along with recent cases involving...
Dodgers for Sale; $300 Million Expected
In a move that rocked the baseball world and signaled the end to one of the great family-owned dynasties in American enterprise, Peter O'Malley announced Monday he plans to sell the city's most celebrated and successful sports franchise, the Los Angeles...
Dodgers for Sale; $300 Million Expected
Peter O'Malley, whose family has controlled the Dodgers since 1950 - seven years before they moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles - surprised baseball Monday by announcing that the team is for sale.O'Malley, about 60, said estate planning was the primary...
Dow Industrials Hit First Record of '97
Stocks rose Monday, and the Dow Jones industrial average reached a record, as Morgan Stanley & Co.'s Byron Wien forecast the average could reach 7500 this year.International Business Machines Corp. led the 30-stock average's advance for a second day,...
Energetic Caron, 67, Returns to Blues GM Job
Ron Caron dragged into his West County home at 3:30 a.m. Monday, caught a few winks and got back into his Kiel Center office by 7:20 a.m."The phone was busy big time," Caron said. "I could have had three trades."Caron, 67, is back in the pilot's seat...
Ethical Quagmires Making Political Leadership Uneasy
The new year begins with an awkward sense of uncertainty in the nation's political leadership, as Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich fights to keep his job and ethical questions linger over President Bill Clinton's White House.For the speaker and...
Execution Set for Man Who Killed 5 Court Says Murderer Only Showed Remorse for Not Shooting Children
While setting Sherrell C. Towns' execution for March 7, the Illinois Supreme Court remarked twice that his only remorse seemed to come from not killing three children he feared could identify him as one of the men who gunned down five people in Eagle...
Fort Wood Plan for Smokescreens Worries the EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency says the Army's plans to train soldiers in using smoke screens at Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood could cause problems for people and the environment.In a recent letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA raised numerous...
Gaming Foes Fear Chicago Casino near ; Legislative Leaders Say No Such Plan in the Works, but `Never Say Never'
Gambling opponents on Monday warned that Illinois casino interests may be planning to launch legislation that would open riverboat gambling in Chicago for the first time, and possibly lead to land-based gambling in other parts of the state.Legislative...
Gingrich Defends Fitness to Lead Georgian"s Backers Strong despite Calls for New Speaker
Rep. Newt Gingrich assured House Republicans on Monday that he deserves to be re-elected speaker, defending himself point by point against the ethics charges that put his tenure in doubt.House Republican leaders expressed increased confidence that Gingrich...
Gingrich Defends Fitness to Lead Georgian's Backers Strong despite Calls for New Speaker
Rep. Newt Gingrich assured House Republicans on Monday that he deserves to be re-elected speaker today, defending himself point by point against the ethics charges that have put his tenure in doubt.House Republican leaders expressed increased confidence...
Gold's Dropping like a Rock, but Smart Investors Can Benefit
The price of gold is sinking fast, so it's time to shun gold stocks, right?Not necessarily. Some gold fund managers say that, although the metal's price may be at a three-year low - spot gold prices dipped to $357.85 Monday - there's still money to be...
Got Milk? Get If off Your Lip!
THE FACES are familiar. They would have to be, or else they wouldn't be turning up in all these ads. There are actors, athletes, models - the usual celebrity suspects - all dressed as the public would recognize them. But they share one telltale flaw:...
Group Promises to Aim Facts at Lambert Plan
A group of St. Charles County community leaders is forming another organization to combat Lambert Field's plan to build a runway west into Bridgeton.The group, Airspace Foundation, promises to examine the facts of the airport's plan and explain them...
His Addiction to Television Is a Turnoff to Her
Dear Abby: I think my problem is unique: My longtime boyfriend is addicted to television.He has it turned on all the time he's indoors and gets unreasonably angry if I turn it off. The constant distraction and noise drive me up the wall. Fortunately...
Holy Days Ancient Rite of Epiphany Brings Orthodox Faithful to Follow Tradition Here
With the downtown skyline as a backdrop, five bearded priests led about 50 Orthodox faithful Monday in the riverfront debut of an ancient rite.Eastern Orthodox Christians from both sides of the Mississippi River met below the Arch for the Blessing of...
Hospital Says Conditions in Killer's Escape Rare Procedures on Criminal Cases Changed after Lloyd Grass Fled
No criminal-case patient at St. Louis State Hospital escaped since Lloyd "Pete" Grass fled in August, but another like him hasn't been seen since February, authorities said Monday.Grass, 48, was arrested Sunday in an apartment in Queens, N.Y., after...
Hospital Says Escape Was Rare Event Killer Got Pass, Left Grounds and Stayed Free for 5 Months
No criminal-case patient at St. Louis State Hospital escaped since Lloyd "Pete" Grass fled in August, but another like him hasn't been seen since February, authorities said Monday.Grass, 48, was arrested Sunday in an apartment in Queens, N.Y., after...
Inspired by Their Mothers, Jayhawks Regroup, Wax Texas
Shrugging off Saturday's shabby 62-59 victory at Kansas State and a crude first half, the Kansas Jayhawks tightened their clasp on the nation's top ranking with an 86-61 walloping of No. 22 Texas on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.The Jayhawks, coach...
Investment Managers Here Advise Caution
Although some on Wall Street may be overjoyed at the prospect of billions of dollars in Social Security money to invest, local investment managers are warning about the need to move cautiously.By law, all money collected for Social Security goes into...
Judge Can Consider `Conduct' in Sentences despite Acquittal Not Guilty Doesn't Mean Innocent, Says High Court
Juries often convict defendants of some charges and acquit them of others. When that happens, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, sentencing judges can impose longer prison terms based on the conduct for which the defendants were found not guilty.The court...
Jurors See 30 Photos of Simpson in Suspect Shoes
Six weeks after O.J. Simpson called a picture of him in Bruno Maglis a fake, the jury on Monday was shown 30 new photos of Simpson wearing the same kind of shoes that authorities say tracked blood around the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald...
Ku Trails in Second Half before Awakening, Routs Texas by 25
Shrugging off Saturday's shabby 62-59 victory at Kansas State and a crudely played first half, the Kansas Jayhawks tightened their clasp on the nation's top ranking with an 86-61 walloping of No. 22 Texas on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.Texas, widely...
Lady Cougars Sole Unbeaten
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County girls basketball team kicked off 1997 the same way it wrapped up 1996.The Lady Cougars - the last unbeaten team in the St. Charles area - ran their record to 6-0 with a 53-40 victory at Metro East Lutheran Saturday.It...
Lasting Memories about Spring-Winter Romance
Dear Ann Landers: I am writing in response to the letter from "Oak Park," the 60-year-old man who is in love with a woman in her 30s. She wants a child, but he doesn't. He is concerned about being too old to rear another family and doesn't think they...
Legislature Takes on Obscenity Standards ; Measure Would Allow Counties to Set Norms
Is obscenity the same in Collinsville as it is in Chicago?The Illinois Legislature was preparing Monday to address that question, with legislation that would allow each of Illinois' 102 counties to set its own standard for what constitutes obscenity.Also...
Mayor Demands Apology from Charter Panel Head
St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown has demanded a public apology from Andy Foster, chairman of the Charter Commission, for comments made during commission meetings and for published remarks in the St. Charles Post."This is on my name, and he has attacked my...
Monsanto Buys Seed Corn Firm
Moving aggressively to strengthen its grip on crop biotechnology, Monsanto Co. said Monday it would buy a major seed corn company, Holden's Foundation Seeds Inc., for $1.02 billion."Holden's is a one-of-a-kind asset," said Sano Shimoda, president of...
More Poor Shooting Dooms Slu's Chance vs. Cincinnati
A year ago, Jeramy Biles played for the Blue Jays of Charleston (Mo.) High. On Sunday night, the St. Louis University freshman started at point guard for the Billikens at Kiel Center. On a national cablecast.Against the powerful Cincinnati Bearcats."I...
Morning Briefing
RCGA To Honor Labor LeaderBob Kelley, president of the St. Louis Labor Council AFL-CIO, will receive the 1996 Edward Schnuck Labor/Management Award; and Judy Meador, owner of the St. Louis Small Business Monthly newspaper, will receive the RCGA Small...
Mysterious Riverview to Be Revealed Tonight
The players' names are mostly familiar, but opposing coaches can be excused if they draw a blank when evaluating this year's Riverview Gardens High basketball team.The Rams have been well hidden and, thus, difficult to analyze. They snuck into Kiel Center...
Myth Busters Debunk Bizarre Effects of a Full Moon
It calls itself the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) - a dull name for a very lively outfit. If it changed the name to Myth Busters, it would better convey the flavor of what it does.STATS is a division of the Center for Media and Public Affairs....
New Blues Coach Quickly Starts Handing out Q-Tips
Joel Quenneville brought a lot of things with him to St. Louis on Monday. A long and sturdy playing career, high regard as a bright young coaching prospect, and the Stanley Cup ring he acquired as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche last season.He...
New Players, New Pitches for Term Life Insurance
The next time you buy term insurance, you might not sit down with a life insurance agent.That's a costly way of selling, especially for term (term policies are cheap to buy, pay off when you die and have no internal investment values). The commissions...
Newt Gingrich in Wonderland
An Alice-in-Wonderland quality permeates today's House vote on Newt Gingrich. First comes the verdict, with Republicans in unsafe seats marching lock step over the cliff shouting "on with our head!," and not until next week will we witness the ethical...
Niekro Gets Call That Says He's Headed to Baseball's Hall
Just like one of his knuckleballs, Phil Niekro fluttered into the Hall of Fame.Niekro, who missed on his first four tries, made it Monday. The only knuckleballer to win 300 games, he was the lone player elected."Well, sometimes you wonder," Niekro said...
No Surprises Anticipated in Election of Speaker
The rules of the House require that the very first vote when the 105th Congress convenes today must be to elect a speaker.Following tradition, the clerk of the House - seated on the rostrum at the front of the ornate chamber - will gavel the House to...
No Vote Yet, but School on Track
Fort Zumwalt School District officials are proceeding with plans to build a high school at Mexico Road and Turtle Creek Drive in O'Fallon, though the construction is dependent on whether voters approve the waiver of a Proposition C tax rollback in the...
`Nypd' Soars Again While `Roseanne' Hits Bottoms
ONE ABC series that's never been worse and one that's never been better open the new year with pivotal episodes tonight.The decline of "Roseanne" (7 p.m. on Channel 30) has been so dramatic in the last two seasons that tuning in has often seemed like...
Obituaries
W.C. HumphreyWilhelmine C. Humphrey, 102, of St. Charles, died Friday (Jan. 3, 1997) of natural causes at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home.Mrs. Humphrey was a homemaker. The funeral was Monday at Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles. Burial was at St. Charles...
One Down (Ross), at Least Two to Go in Interviews for Rams Coaching Job
While the Blues officially unveiled their new coach Monday, the Rams were zeroing in on a replacement for Rich Brooks.Rams President John Shaw interviewed Bobby Ross on Saturday in Los Angeles - one day after Ross stepped down as head coach of the San...
One Mideast Step at a Time
Agreement on the long-overdue removal of Israeli troops from the West Bank city of Hebron has been rumored for days, but not even a clandestine, face-to-face meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat could close the deal. Has the ill feeling...
OPRAH COULDN'T FACE UP TO OVEREATING Series: MAKE THE CONNECTION PART 2 SECOND ARTICLE IN FIVE-PART SERIES
(Editor's Note: In this second of a five-part series excerpted from "Make the Connection," co-written by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey, the personal trainer describes his first encounter with the talk-show host.)IT WAS the summer of 1992, and I was about...
Ortwerth Vetoes Employee Pay Plan
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth vetoed on Friday a pay plan for county employees, citing his objections to the County Council's attempt to abolish the office of chief deputy in county departments headed by elected officials.Ortwerth says the...
Panel's Report to Figure Heavily in Penalty Phase
A bitter two-year controversy over whether the House speaker went too far in promoting his political causes has boiled down to a single sentence: "I, Newt Gingrich, admit to the Statement of Alleged Violation dated December 21, 1996."With that humbling...
People in Business
Stifel, Nicolaus has elected Lawrence Somraty to its board of directors and senior vice president, and named Kathleen Michael as director of compliance and first vice president. Somraty will continue as president and chief executive of Century Securities...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSJefferson County: A woman from Cedar Hill died in a one-car accident Monday in northwestern Jefferson County. The driver, Martha Kindel, 47,...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSJefferson County: A woman from Cedar Hill died in a one-car accident Monday in northwestern Jefferson County. The driver, Martha Kindel, 47,...
Police Role Re-Examined in Man's Death Circuit Attorney's Office Seeking Second Opinion
The St. Louis circuit attorney's office will seek a second opinion from an independent pathologist about the cause of death of Randolph Vance, who collapsed and died while police were subduing him.Dr. Michael Graham, the St. Louis medical examiner, said...
Probation Rejected in Burning of House
At the urging of state and county fire officials, a St. Charles County judge decided Monday against suspending the three-year sentence of a couple who who had set fire to their house near O'Fallon in 1993.Circuit Judge Lucy D. Rauch had considered releasing...
Proposal to Alter Obscenity Rules Dies ; Lawmakers Kill Effort to Localize Standards
Illinois lawmakers on Monday effectively killed legislation that would have allowed each of the state's 102 counties to set its own standard for what constitutes obscenity.Also on Monday, a measure to allow open bidding to provide rail service between...
Providence Dumps No. 8 Villanova
Austin Croshere scored 27 points and Ruben Garces added a career-high 19 Monday night, and Providence beat No. 8 Villanova 91-68, the Friars' sixth straight victory.Providence (11-3, 3-1 Big East) used a 15-0 run that straddled halftime to build a 48-29...
Quoting Quenneville
On Ron Caron saying Quenneville was not an "All-Star" as a player: "I think he was trying to say I wasn't very good."On his first day on the job: "It's like the first day of school. Everyone's kind of shy."On Jimmy Roberts' performance as interim coach:...
Rhodes Gets NCAA OK to Play Football at Missouri
Facing the likelihood of an adverse ruling by a judge, an NCAA subcommittee reversed an earlier ruling and declared former Hazelwood East High School football player Ricardo Rhodes academically eligible to play at Missouri.The ruling means that Rhodes...
Sad Report Card for City Schools
Cleveland Hammonds Jr. says he had no illusions about stepping into an easy job when he took over as superintendent of the city schools last year, but he probably was not prepared for the depths of dismay and distrust revealed by a new survey. His reaction...
`Search for Stability' Soap Opera Canceled
The 20th coach in the 30-year history of the Blues is tall, dark and handsome.Therein lies the problem.What's wrong isn't that Joel Quenneville is photogenic, but that in the history of the team, the professional life expectancy of a Blues head coach...
Show-Stopper All-New Corvette Softer, Faster, Easier to Handle
The redesigned 1997 Corvette - the fifth generation of Chevrolet's sports-car icon - was officially unveiled Monday with a heavy dose of Las Vegas-style illusion and Hollywood glitz.The first all-new Corvette in 13 years made its debut from a fake vault...
Six Bouts on Pro Boxing Card Scheduled for Thursday Night
Gateway Boxing Inc. will kick off the 1997 season with a six-bout professional card Thursday at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center, Fifth Street and Interstate 70.Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first bout slated for 7:30 p.m.These are Thursday's...
Slu Adds International Business Degree; Courses Will Focus on the Pacific Rim
St. Louis University, looking to grow as a leader in worldwide business education, is establishing a one-year master's degree program in international business."We are trying to start a new national center for international business education . . . that...
Snapped Knight Win Streak Ends against Cbc, Picks Up Again with Granite City
Friday night at the Affton Ice Rink, the winning streak of the Francis Howell North team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association was snapped at 14 games.Saturday, the Knights started a new streak.Howell North lost 10-3 to perennial league power CBC...
Sports Shorts
Pace, Springs, Autry Find NFL IrresistibleOffensive tackle Orlando Pace and defensive back Shawn Springs - the Big Ten's players of the year in 1996 - announced Monday they would not be back at Ohio State for their senior seasons and would make themselves...
Spotlight
When Mike Bloss was 6, his cousin introduced him to the sport of wrestling.Mike, now 18 and a senior at Francis Howell High School, has been wrestling ever since. He plans to wrestle while in college and then, to remain involved in the sports world,...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Bi-Polar...
Switch for Police Dispatching to St. Peters Due Next Week
The Cottleville Police Department hopes to have its dispatching operations in the hands of the St. Peters Police Department by the end of next week.Until this week, the St. Charles County Community College Department of Public Safety has handled Cottleville's...
The Case of the Disappeared Priest
During the 1980s Honduras received hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to serve as a staging ground against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua and against the guerrilla forces of El Salvador. Hundreds of people "disappeared" in Honduras,...
The Flames of Racial Division Threaten to Consume Area's Hopes for Progress
A FIRE is smoldering in our community.The smoke is visible for miles.We try to ignore it, but its sickening smell forces us to gasp for air. We try to flee, but it's ever-present. The flames of racial polarization in this community are licking at our...
These Southernisms Are as Numerous as Fleas on a Lazy, Old Mutt
IT WAS at the Republican National Convention that GOP chairman Haley Barbour, a Mississippian, said that bringing competing elements of the party into a single platform is like "trying to load dogs into a wheelbarrow."A fellow Southerner, President Clinton,...
The Wider Impact of a Hebron Deal
This is a moment of real import in Arab-Israeli diplomacy. The talks between Israelis and Palestinians are poised for either a decision that will have a huge impact on their relations or disintegration that will have a huge impact on the region.President...
Tickled Pink in Belleville after Having 10 Boys in a Row, Couple Can Announce to Hopeful Family and Friends: `It's a Girl!'
FOR NEARLY FIVE months, Rick and Cathy Arndt shared a secret, and they told few people.An ultrasound test had shown that the Arndts' baby would be a girl.After 10 consecutive boys, it was hard to believe. But on Sunday, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in...
Tio Conejo Flies to Heaven
ONCE upon a time Uncle Rabbit, who is called Tio Conejo, was searching in the forest for berries. His stomach growled, for winter was coming on, and fruit was growing scarce. The other forest creatures stayed out of Tio Conejo's way, for he was a trickster,...
TV Q&a
Q. Is the new sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie" really filmed in Kansas City? Can I get more information on Eddie Griffin?A. Griffin hails from Kansas City, Mo., and pays tribute to his hometown by making it the setting of his UPN sitcom, which is filmed in Los...
When Children Have Children
Nafessa Browder, the first baby born in the St. Louis area this year, got more public attention than usual because her mother, Monique Ransom, is 14, and her father, Corey Browder, is 15.Contrary to what many think, the case is not emblematic of a growing...