St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 11, 1996

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A Bad Place to Rank First
Missouri often ranks far down in the ubiquitous ratings of states on every subject from education to safety, but the execution of Richard Zeitvogel, who was due to die by lethal injection early this morning, would give the state a tie for first place...
A Bumper Crop Leads to Feast of Basketball
The plan to expand the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout came late last spring, when event director Keith Pickett began to realize the depth of talent in this year's St. Louis-area senior class.Pickett and Shootout organizers decided that to add all the players...
Bettenhausen's Basket Boosts Smsu to 6-0
Ryan Bettenhausen's 15-foot jumper with four seconds left Tuesday night lifted Southwest Missouri State over Northwestern State 75-73 in Natchitoches, La., and kept the Bears unbeaten.Bettenhausen scored 15 points, all in the second half, for SMSU (6-0)....
Briefs
St. CharlesLewis & Clark To Hold Enrollment MeetingLewis & Clark Career Center, the area's vocational high school, offers a variety of programs to high school juniors and seniors. The school will hold a new student enrollment informational meeting at...
Briefs
POVERTY REPORTSChildren Eligible For Medicaid Not EnrolledAbout 6.1 million American children under age 6 were living in poverty in 1994, and many were eligible for health care under Medicaid but didn't enroll, say two new studies of child poverty. An...
Briefs
MIDDLE EASTIsrael OKs Houses For Jews In Arab AreaIsrael set the stage Tuesday for building homes for Jews in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem in a move that angered Palestinians and brought warnings of renewed violence. The Jerusalem...
Briefs
MIDWESTRail Study Will Consider Bigger Passenger NetworkAmtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration and nine Midwestern states including Missouri and Illinois are working to set up an expanded rail network. Amtrak said Tuesday that it is conducting a...
Briefs
MIDWESTRail Study Will Consider Bigger Passenger NetworkAmtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration and nine Midwestern states, including Missouri and Illinois, are working to create an expanded Midwestern rail network. Amtrak said Tuesday that it is...
Building Must Boot Bosley Campaign, Hud Says
A federal agency on Tuesday ordered owners of the Drake Plaza building to kick out their newest tenant, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s campaign.But the agency said its dispute is not with the mayor's campaign, but with the building's owners.A letter from...
Building Must Boot Bosley's Campaign, Hud Office Says
A federal agency Tuesday ordered that owners of the Drake Plaza building kick out their newest tenant, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s campaign.The Department of Housing and Urban Development takes issue with the owners' renovation of the office space leased...
Businesses Attack Law Barring Sale of State List to Bulk Mailers
A plan to deny bulk mailers a state list containing the names of millions of potential consumers is coming under attack from business groups as it awaits action by a legislative panel.The plan isn't designed to end junk mail, says Secretary of State...
Candid Cameras: Trial Opens in Suit over Undercover Methods of ABC TV Report
HIDDEN-CAMERA journalism went on trial Tuesday in a suit brought by Food Lion over an ABC "PrimeTime Live" report that accused the supermarket chain of selling rat-gnawed cheese and spoiled chicken.Seeking $2.5 billion in damages from the network, Food...
Cash Shortage Threatens Ambitious Etext Project
Michael S. Hart's dream of putting 10,000 books online is looking more and more impossible.Hart is the creator, director, heart and soul of Project Gutenberg, a 25-year-old undertaking to convert historical documents and literary classics into electronic...
CBC Victim of Foul Play as Desmet Wins 51-49
As his body twisted and crumpled toward the court, DeSmet guard Mike Fleming pictured himself shooting a free throw that could beat CBC with no time on the clock.His off-balance, side-slung shot at the buzzer Tuesday night was intended to do one thing....
Christmas Poses Problem with Ex-Significant Other
Dear Miss Manners: My significant other told me she would like to continue the friendship but abandon the rest of the relationship. Although that took some getting used to, I have found that it is pleasant to maintain a platonic friendship with her....
City, Hotels Welcome Big Convention First It Was Football; Now It's Life Insurance
St. Louis welcomes its biggest convention ever today as insurance agents from Primerica Financial Services begin filling hotel rooms from downtown to Eureka.The company estimates that between 35,000 and 45,000 people will attend the convention, which...
Council Special Election in Jeopardy
Five St. Charles residents thought they had filed by this week's deadline to run for the 10th Ward City Council vacancy.But the resolution setting the special election is illegal, the filing period is invalid and the election may not be held Feb. 4 as...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONJust when Stars defenseman Derian Hatcher was starting to get his head screwed on straight, he went down with a knee injury that could sideline him four to six weeks. . . . The Coyotes got center Jeremy Roenick back after missing six...
Crusaders Run Only 10 Deep, but Gain in Experience, Talent
The St. Dominic High boys swimming team is improving - slowly but surely."This is, without a doubt, the most talented team we've ever had," coach Beth Metcalf said of her third-year program. "In the first two seasons, we were dealing with guys who'd...
Culture War Bennett Accuses Record Firm of Breaking Pact on Profanity
Former Education Secretary William Bennett said Tuesday that Universal Studios Inc. was violating a commitment not to distribute profane or violent music.Universal Studios, formerly MCA Inc. and mostly owned by Seagrams, sells music recordings under...
Deaf Students Salute Sister Joyce's 40 Years
SO LONG, FAREWELL! St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf held its Christmas gala Friday night at the Junior League to honor Sister Joyce Buckler, who will retire at the end of this school year as principal for 40 years of the 168-year-old institution in...
Drug Suspect Flees after Major Bust Prosecutor Slow to File Charges after Record Marijuana Seizure
St. Louis police still have the ton of marijuana they confiscated Sunday from the home of Thomas Cabrera. But Cabrera has proved harder to hold.Authorities released Cabrera, 56, Sunday after police seized 2,100 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated...
Eastern Europe's Last Revolution?
The Dayton peace accords had two purposes: to end the fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina and to begin building democracy in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The two are, of course, intimately connected; the establishment of democratic governance is...
East Timor Activists Get Nobel Peace Prize
A Roman Catholic bishop and an exiled activist who oppose Indonesia's occupation of East Timor accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday and praised the committee for bringing attention to the 21-year-old dispute.Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, 48, and...
Family Flicks
NEWDisney's live-action remake of the 1961 animated classic 101 Dalmatians (G) features a deliciously wicked Cruella DeVil (Glenn Close) and bushels of cuddly pups. The four villains - a little-seen taxidermist, two bumbling burglars and Cruella - are...
FDA Defends Itself on Speed of Action
The Food and Drug Administration approved 46 "breakthrough" drugs this year - medicines never before sold in this country - and took half as long as the European Union to get new treatments onto pharmacy shelves, outgoing Commissioner David Kessler said...
First Step for Stroke: Get Professional Help
Dear Dr. Donohue: Are stroke symptoms caused by a hemorrhage different from those caused by a clot? If a person knew he was having one caused by a blood clot, wouldn't taking an aspirin right away be wise? On the other hand, if it was from a hemorrhage,...
Fix the Books in Maplewood-Richmond Heights
Missouri education officials have placed the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District on its list of "financially stressed" districts, but based on a recent audit, that term is too mild.With overspending of $1.5 million on a budget that was just $8.5...
Flu Sends Area Students Reeling Some Hospital Emergency Rooms Also Deluged with Sick Patients
Temperatures were up all around St. Louis Tuesday as hundreds of high school students were absent with flulike symptoms, and dozens more were sent home with low-grade fevers.Some hospital emergency rooms were packed with patients seeking treatment for...
Gretzky Hot as Rangers Win Again
While Wayne Gretzky can't wait to hand the captain's "C" back to injured Mark Messier, the New York Rangers star hopes to keep a firm grip on the NHL scoring lead.Gretzky had three assists and linemate Niklas Sundstrom scored two goals Monday night as...
Gulf War Syndrome Cover-Up Alleged Congressmen Level Charges at Pentagon
Backed by testimony from Gulf War veterans who said they had been exposed to Iraqi chemical weapons, lawmakers accused the Pentagon on Tuesday of suppressing information on contamination.But the head of U.S. operations in the 1991 war, Gen. Norman S...
Herpes Sufferer Wonders When to Tell New Friend
Dear Ann Landers: I'm writing to you for two reasons: First, you tell it like it is, and second, I trust your judgment.My husband asked for a divorce after 25 years of what I thought was a good marriage, so he could marry his young secretary. He left...
High Court Weighs Suspension of Conard in Dispute with King
The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether a commission's recommendation to suspend St. Charles County Circuit Judge Frank A. Conard for 90 days without pay is too harsh.The Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of Judges...
Honor Roll
Students at Becky David Elementary School, 1155 Jungs Station Road, on first quarter honor roll:4th GradeJennifer Alexander, Shaun Baalmann, Chad Becker, Sarah Brockman, Jacqueline Buckler, Allison Cattron, Brittany Clark, Amy Cross, Julie Danner, Melissa...
Honor Roll
Students at Orchard Farm Elementary School, 2165 Missouri Highway V, Orchard Farm, are awarded letters of commendation based on the pupils' effort and citizenship.The following students have received letters of commendation for the first-quarter:First...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Elizabeth/St. Robert Regional School, 1 Seton Court, St. Charles, must have a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on first-quarter honor roll:Eighth Grade Jennifer Brennan, Matt Clayton, Jeff...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Charles West High School, 3601 Droste Road, St. Charles, must maintain a 3.0 or better grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Freshmen Lindsay Acord, Sarah Anderson,...
'Hot-Wired to Sex and Death' from the Ashes of His Mother's Murder, Author James Ellroy Found a Calling
WRITER James Ellroy speaks the way most of us speak - in simple declarative sentences (subject-verb-object) fashioned from simple Anglo-Saxon words.But Ellroy also writes that way, at book length. His black-and-white prose takes no detours through clauses;...
If We Can't Fix Price Index, How Can We Fix Social Security?
The impending debate over the measurement of inflation rates will be an instructive test of the capacity of the American political system to make an important decision.The background is familiar to those who follow the federal budget follies. The Bureau...
Incinerator Foes Disrupt Meeting Test Results at Times Beach Site Faulty, Group Argues
One woman was arrested and another chained herself to the front gate at the Times Beach dioxin site Tuesday during a raucus meeting of a citizens group that monitors the cleanup project."It was one of the more interesting meetings of the Times Beach...
`I Think Everybody's Going to Be Very Happy'
SOME MEMBERS of Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield, watching their new church building capped off with the placement Tuesday of its steeple and cross, said it was like putting a lid on a controversy over building the church."It's beautiful, and...
It's Time to Ask: Who Will Lead Rams in '97?
Rich Brooks hasn't been fired, at least not officially, so it is probably unfair and impolite to begin discussing his successor. But it is also naive, misleading and borderline dishonest to pretend that Brooks will return in 1997.So we gingerly ask the...
Jobs Fare: 3 Communities Lauded for Work Ethic, Get 100 Hires Each
The people of Alton, Belleville and Granite City exhibit an enviable work ethic, a top corporate executive said Tuesday in explaining why his company chose to put 100 new jobs in each city next month.APAC TeleServices Inc. - which had 900 employees three...
Justices Appear Sympathetic to Confining Sexual Predators
* But a lawyer for an admitted Kansas sex offender says the state's law creates a double punishment for the same crime.The justices of the Supreme Court sounded Tuesday as though they may be willing to uphold the new wave of laws aimed at keeping "sexual...
Kansas Argues for Confinement of Sex Predators after Prison
* But a lawyer for an admitted sex offender tells the u.s. supreme court that the state's law creates an unlawful double punishment for the same crime.In a case pitting public safety against individual freedom, Kansas urged the Supreme Court Tuesday...
Ku Sitting Pretty despite Rugged Schedule, Injured Jacque Vaughn
No, University of Kansas coach Roy Williams doesn't take out his schedule and scrawl in anticipated "W's" and "L's" before the season."It's hard to be surprised if you never consider those things," Williams said during the Big 12 Conference coaches media...
Labor Watches as Court Considers Overtime for St. Louis Sergeants
The Supreme Court had a question for the Justice Department:If a St. Louis police sergeant is an hourly employee entitled to overtime pay, why not Bill Gates, the chairman of Microsoft Corp.?The hypothetical question was the most interesting part of...
Lost High School Love Haunts Woman 30 Years
Dear Abby: When I was in the eighth grade, I didn't "like boys." Building forts was much more interesting. But when my first love walked into our classroom, I knew I loved him the second I saw him.We liked each other all during high school, although...
Mac Union Votes on Leaders Machinists' Decision May Settle Dispute
Machinists at McDonnell Douglas Corp. choose their post-strike leaders today, casting one last round of ballots to cap a year of important votes.The election could settle the dispute that has been simmering - and occasionally raging - between rival factions...
Making Scents Eager Celebrities Rush in to Cash in on Perfumes, but Will Odor Linger?
SNIIIIIIIIIIIIIFFFFF. Aaaaaaaaah. Wafting out of that suggestively shaped bottle is the sweet scent of greenbacks.So why else would Julio Iglesias do it? Cher? Omar Sharif? Or what about the shoulder-pad diva of the '80s, Joan Collins? Or Priscilla Presley,...
Mayoral Race Makes for Good Theater
FOR THOSE of you who enjoy politics as theater, this newspaper has done you a big favor. We have added a new character to the drama.The bosses have hired a professor from North Carolina, a former newspaperman, to critique our coverage of the mayoral...
Mediocrity Rules: Faltering Foes Aid Blues' Playoff Drive
The Blues aren't the only Western Conference team straining at the seams these days.Exasperation is at a high in Toronto and Chicago, where the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks are reprising their old (Chuck) Norris Division form. The Coyotes are playing like...
Military Leaders Take Heat over Gas Findings in Gulf War Ignored, Specialists Say
Two military chemical-weapons specialists told Congress on Tuesday that their units had made confirmed detections of nerve agents in the vicinity of U.S. troops in Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. But they said their superiors never followed...
Missouri Battle over Campaign Financing May Lead to War over Initiative Petitions
IS MISSOURI poised to go the way of Maine? Or follow the path of California?Ben Senturia of University City, head of the Missouri Alliance for Campaign Reform, is banking that it's Maine, where voters last month approved the broadest proposal so far...
Missouri Executes Man Who Killed 2 Inmates
Richard Zeitvogel, a two-time killer, was put to death early today after the U.S. Supreme Court and Gov. Mel Carnahan refused to block his execution.Zeitvogel, 40, didn't fight the execution, although his lawyer did. After the Supreme Court refused a...
Mizzou Swimmer Making Waves
Despite Rikki Janes' post-race uncertainty, the University of Missouri swimmer is doing well for the Tigers.At the Miami of Ohio Invitational over the weekend, Janes broke a school record in a race in which she had never before competed and played a...
Monsanto Outlines Future for 2 Firms Chemical, Life Sciences Units Diverge
What do you think of these corporate descriptions?A company that talks about feeding the world, finding new treatments for disease and improving the nutritional content of foods.Or a company that "intends to improve its performance through cost reductions...
Morning Briefing
U.S. Trade Deficit Hits $48 BillionAmerica's trade deficit skyrocketed to a record $48 billion in the third quarter as demand for oil and other foreign goods continued to increase while U.S. exports fell for the first time in three years.The imbalance...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Our West Coast correspondent reports that everything is just hunky-dory now between 49ers QB ELVIS GRBAC and San Francisco Mayor WILLIE BROWN.You'll recall that last month, Brown called Grbac an "embarrassment to humankind" after he threw two interceptions...
`Murder One' Role Wins on Appeal
WHO killed the governor and his mistress?Missy Crider isn't telling, although the real killer apparently has been revealed on "Murder One" (8 p.m. Thursday on Channel 30).But she's happy to tell about her good fortune at being cast as the hard-to-fathom...
Murphy May Finally Be Shaking Effects of Big Contract, Illness
All was quiet on the Mike Keenan-Brett Hull front Tuesday in Big D, where the Blues play the Dallas Stars tonight.There were no veiled shots in either direction, no trade rumors, no curious roster moves and no conspiracy theories of any kind. The no...
Music Melee Activists Accuse Record Firm of Breaking Pact on Profanity
Accusing music giant MCA of reneging on a promise not to distribute offensive material, a trio of social activists Tuesday expressed displeasure with the recent release of albums containing violent and profane lyrics.William Bennett, head of Empower...
NATO Has Plans to Expand, Insists Russia Shouldn't Worry -
NATO VOWED ON TUESDAY to expand into Central and Eastern Europe but told Russia not to worry.The 16-nation Western alliance said that it would open its doors to new members at a summit meeting in July in Spain and that it hoped to welcome the first candidates,...
Nature Centers Offer Activities for All Ages through the Holidays
Let the Missouri Department of Conservation add to your holiday festivities with special activities at conservation nature centers in the St. Louis area, Jefferson City, Springfield and Kansas City.Nature game shows, animal tracking and conservation...
Neither Healthy nor Wealthy
HEALTH is wealth, the saying goes. When you're both ill and poor, you've got two strikes against you and cannot afford a third.Many of the men, women and children who are the Post-Dispatch's 100 NEEDIEST CASES this year suffer from a chronic, acute or...
Nelson Mandela Signs New Charter for South Africa
With the stroke of a pen, President Nelson Mandela signed South Africa's new constitution into law Tuesday. Then he hoisted it over his head, to the cheers of 4,000 people at a ramshackle soccer stadium.The 150-page charter was the cumulation of more...
Numbers, Not Rec-Plex, Needed to Make Waves
When the St. Peters Rec-Plex opened a couple of years ago, it was assumed that swimming in the area would take off. But Fort Zumwalt North coach Roger Eastman hasn't seen it - yet.The Panthers, off to an 0-2 start, have just 12 swimmers and divers on...
Obituaries
Adelgundis Esswein Sister Adelgundis Esswein, 90, died Monday (Dec. 9, 1996) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.Sister Esswein was born in St. Louis. She entered the order of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in 1924 and took her final...
Official Loses Suit to Hush Ex-Employee Housing Director Is Accused of Altering Personnel Records
St. Louis Housing Authority Director Janice Washington went to court Tuesday to try to stop the agency's personnel director from making public records he said had been changed illegally.Washington lost. St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Burger threw out her...
Officials Want Tci to Restore Spanish Channel to Full Time
St. Louis officials want the city's cable company to restore 24-hour Spanish-language programming and are offering to waive requirements for some other types of shows to make the move possible."We think it's in the best interests of the public. We are...
Panel Almost Urged Judge's Ouster
A circuit judge barely escaped a recommendation he be ousted for his handling of a dispute with a police chief, an attorney told the Missouri Supreme Court Tuesday.St. Charles County Circuit Judge Frank A. Conard is appealing a 90-day unpaid suspension...
Panthers Aim to Court Success This Season : Boys Working to Step beyond 3-Year Run of 10-Win Records
The Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball team has been the model of consistency in recent years, winning 10 games in each of the last three seasons."Considering where we were before that, 10 wins can be viewed as a sign of progress," coach Gary Watts said....
Panthers Aim to Court Success This Season : Girls Boast an Early 3- 2 Mark, with Only Losses in Overtime
The Fort Zumwalt North girls basketball team has turned the corner.The Lady Panthers, who were 1-24 in 1994-95 and 4-22 a year ago, improved to 3-2 this season with a 48-46 victory at Orchard Farm Monday."Honestly, we could be 5-0 - both our losses this...
Panthers, Jaguars Are Nfl's Child Prodigies Carolina's in Playoffs, Jacksonville Has Shot
So who needs an expansion team anyway? Let them eat . . . our dust!Such was the reaction of many St. Louis football fans when the Rams moved here in 1995.Carolina and Jacksonville got nothing more than a nickname and team colors for all their millions...
PCB Incineration about Half-Finished
Operators of the incinerator at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge are nearly half-finished burning 80,000 tons of soil contaminated with PCBs.The project, however, still does not have final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The...
Peace Prizes Awarded as Indonesians Boycott
A Roman Catholic bishop and an exiled activist who oppose Indonesia's occupation of East Timor accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday and praised the committee for bringing attention to the 21-year-old dispute.Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, 48, and...
People
ANDY WARHOL is dead and in deep water.Seems he may have used a Life magazine photo for silk-screens without permission.Time Inc. and a photographer have sued the pop artist's estate over the copyrighted photo. It's one taken of JACQUELINE KENNEDY at...
People Waiting for Livers Fear Death Via Rules Some Call for Federal Intervention
Some people whose lives depend on liver transplants pleaded Tuesday for federal rules that would require that the scarce organs go first to the sickest patients.Patient advocates said the United Network for Organ Sharing, or UNOS, has policies that favor...
Pig Farm Must Go, Court Decides Black Jack Wins Effort to Oust Smelly Business
Neighbors of the Lemkemann pig farm in Black Jack will be breathing a sigh of relief today - and soon they will be breathing fresh air.A judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court agreed with city officials Tuesday that the 146-year-old Lemkemann pig farm...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSSt. Louis: A police officer was injured about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when his car collided with another police car near Clara and Wells avenues. The...
Power Shifts as Illinois Tops Smsu
Illinois and Southwest Missouri State never had met before in a women's basketball game.That might have been because Illinois wasn't competitive enough. The Fighting Illini had gone nine seasons without a winning record. They played patsy to powerhouses,...
Punitive Damages Can Be Taxed, Supreme Court Rules
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that some punitive-damage awards were subject to federal income taxes. Last August, Congress amended the law in dispute in the case to make that point clear.By a 6-3 vote, the court ruled that punitive damages - intended...
Ralston Freezes Stiritz's Salary but Grants Stock Options as Chief Nears Retirement
Ralston Purina Co.'s board is freezing Chief Executive William P. Stiritz's salary at $1 million - but gave him stock options in September that it valued at $16.6 million.The reason: Stiritz is expected to retire in the next few years, and the board...
Rcga Chief to Help Downtown
The leader of the area's largest booster organization says it stands ready to work with the city and others to help reverse a decline in downtown St. Louis.While he takes issue with some of the statistical evidence, Richard C.D. Fleming, president of...
Reach out, Touch the Kids Pagers and Cell Phones Link Working Parents to Children
IN HER 14 years on the planet, Sarah Maginnis had learned that life as the daughter of a busy attorney can short-circuit not only a teen-ager's social life but also those everyday mother-daughter chats.Her mother, Heather Morcroft, was constantly on...
Ritalin Use Less Than Feared, Study Finds
Doctors use about 2 1/2 times more Ritalin for hyperactive and inattentive children now than in 1990, a far smaller increase than the alarming sixfold rise that some reports have suggested, researchers say.About 1.5 million young people ages 5 through...
Sailors Face Charges in Rape of Girl, 16 Fourth Sailor Witnessed Attack, Not Charged
Three sailors stationed at a submarine base are accused of plying a 16-year-old girl with liquor and sexually assaulting her on Thanksgiving night at a motel run by the Navy.Lionel A. Benjamin, 19, and Raymond Johnson, 17, were arrested Monday on charges...
School Board Plans to Answer Questions about Pension Fund
The St. Louis School Board decided Tuesday night to hold a special meeting next month to answer questions about the security of the schools' pension fund. No date was set.In a spirited discussion among divided board members, several members posed many...
Sheriff's Inquiry Finds No CIA Drug Dealing but Black Leaders Questioning Report on Trafficking, Contras
An internal sheriff's department investigation has found no evidence that the CIA or any other federal agency was involved in cocaine dealing in Los Angeles, Sheriff Sherman Block said Tuesday.A 3,600-page report on the probe has been forwarded to the...
Simpson Attorneys Allude to Second Set of Footprints
O.J. Simpson's attorney said Tuesday that he had found a new shoe print indicating a second assailant in the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. But a witness refused to support his theory.Robert Baker made the claim after summoning...
Slow Sales Hurt CPI Profit
Operating profit fell 36 percent at CPI Corp. in the third quarter based on soft sales at its Sears Portrait Studios and Prints Plus, a chain of stores that sell framed art prints and other wall decor.The company expects to report significantly lower...
Slu Gets Lift from Barentine, Alcorn St
After watching his Billikens lay enough bricks in their previous three games to construct another Kiel Center, St. Louis U. coach Charlie Spoonhour was easily mollified."All I know is, 1-3 isn't any fun," Spoonhour said Monday night after SLU bulldozed...
Sports Shorts
The American Volleyball Coaches Association named Washington University's Teri Clemens the NCAA Division III coach of the year on Tuesday.Last weekend, Clemens led the Bears to their sixth consecutive national championship and the school's seventh in...
Spunky Southern Girl Takes Us Back in Time
"JOSEPHINE"A novel by Marjorie N. Cherry;96 pages, Pocahontas Press, $9.50, paperback, ages 12-18. FEW STORIES compare to those we collect from the lips of our own families - hand-me-down tales of the dangers and hardships past that molded the people...
Spurs Fire Coach, Still Lose to Suns
In a matchup between sickly teams, the Phoenix Suns proved they're getting well faster than the San Antonio Spurs.Wesley Person tied his career-high with 29 points Tuesday night, and the Suns beat the Spurs 93-76 in Phoenix for their fourth straight...
Stocks Mixed; Oil-Service Issues Tumble
Stocks closed mixed Tuesday as record prices for Philip Morris Cos. and American Express Co. balanced a late slide in computer stocks and oil-service companies.Oil-service stocks, one of this year's best-performing sectors, fell as crude oil futures...
Streaky Season Has Raiders Dreaming of January Games
On this one Monday night, no one could stop the Raiders. No one could impede them. No one could get in their way and halt them.Not from mentioning the P-word, anyway. "We have to think of the playoffs," Oakland receiver Tim Brown said after his team...
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,...
Taking Root(s) Houston Firm Moving 13 Huge Trees to New Sites at Faust County Park
Picture a 30-foot-tall sugar maple tree levitating. That happened four times Tuesday as a company from Houston began moving trees at Faust County Park in Chesterfield.Over the next two days, 13 mature red oaks and sugar maples will be transplanted to...
Teach Teens about Credit Dangers
It starts with a letter received on your 18th birthday. "Dear Consumer, Congratulations on your recent birthday. As a very special gift, please accept this from us. Your very own CREDIT CARD."You're finally one of those people, the ones who don't need...