St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 16, 1996

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12-6 Victory Does Little to Calm Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys won an unprecedented fifth successive NFC East title Sunday at Texas Stadium. And yet, when they finally had secured a 12-6 victory over the New England Patriots and home-field advantage in the wild-card round of the playoffs, the...
300,000 Rwandan Refugees Go Home Tanzanian Soldiers Prod the Reluctant
Hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees were going home Sunday after a two-and-a-half year exile in Tanzania, their will to remain broken by a few well-aimed blows from Tanzanian soldiers."There are over 300,000 people crossing (from Tanzania into...
49ers Capitalize on Miscues, Upend Steelers
The Steelers realized coach Bill Cowher's nightmare Sunday. Cowher would awaken in training camp and worry: What would happen if the Steelers fell behind and had to shift away from a running attack spearheaded by Jerome Bettis and leave the offense in...
$600 and a Dream Propelled Company on a 57-Year Ride
Before long, travelers at Lambert Field will look at the factory complex on the airport's northwestern edge and see something jarring: the name "Boeing" overshadowing the name "McDonnell Douglas."Not quite 60 years ago, an Arkansas transplant brought...
Aces Pummel Delaware 27-16, Capture Teamtennis Championship
The best team won Sunday. But, then, the best won its last 10 World TeamTennis matches of the season, the last one coming Sunday in the league championship final at Saddlebrook Resort.Aside from 30 minutes of nostalgic brilliance from Martina Navratilova,...
After 41 Years of Kids Tv, Captain 11 Finally Retiring
WHEN Dave Dedrick drank too much, Captain 11 was there to sober him up. When his son was dying of AIDS, Captain 11 was there to ease some of the pain.And then there were the kids, thousands of them in four states who idolized their hero over 41 years.Despite...
Agreement Sits Well with Boeing Workers
* Reaction to the deal among Boeing employees in Renton, Wash., was typified by Rich Dickson, who called it the "greatest thing going."For years, workers at Boeing Co.'s Renton plant, where the 737 and 757 jets are produced, were foot soldiers in the...
As Nhl Aims to Expand, Is Hartford about to Contract?
Hartford Whalers owner Peter Karmanos was in Phoenix attending the NHL Board of Governors meetings, which broke Saturday morning.The main topic was expansion. Eleven groups from nine cities have applied for teams. Given commissioner Gary Bettman's oft-stated...
A Tragedy Brien Taylor on the Way to Becoming a Very Sad Story
`It was meant to happen," Brien Taylor said. "I was meant to be there.""It" is the buddy brawl that wrecked his left shoulder, and possibly the greatest of baseball careers with the Yankees. "There" is outside a trailer park on Laurel Road in Beaufort,...
`Bah! Humbug!' Spoofs Dickens, Shares Theme
If the seasonal sweetness is starting to cloy, try a tart taste of "Bah! Humbug!," the holiday family show from the Imaginary Theatre Company.The musical spoof by Jack Herrick upholds Dickens' message of generosity and caring, but it's updated with engaging...
Before Nixon Quit He Prepared Speech Pledging to Fight but Public Reaction to Tape Stopped Him
A week before Richard M. Nixon resigned, a defiant speech was prepared for him declaring he had done nothing "that justifies removing a duly elected president from office" and pledging to fight to keep his presidency.The speech was never delivered. Instead,...
Bills Find the Right Attitude, Even If They Can't Find Win
A basketball team that loses by a total of 50 points - at home - to two teams who won't be confused with top-25 material, isn't usually thinking about playing in any postseason tournaments.So marched the Billikens a week ago, into a sea of despair after...
Blue Light Special: All Is Calm, All Is Bright
If you can't mail your Christmas cards too early - and sometime around Pearl Harbor Day, the Postal Service delivered the last of the Christmas cards I sent - neither can you string your outdoor lights too early.Especially if your free labor has to go...
Boeing Swallows Mac If Deal Flies, New Firm Will Rule Skies
McDonnell Douglas Corp. has agreed to merge into Boeing Co., surrendering its independence to form the world's largest aerospace company.If completed, the merger would cost St. Louis a corporation whose name is nearly as synonymous with the city as Anheuser-Busch.But...
Boeing Swallows Mac If Deal Flies, New Firm Will Rule Skies
McDonnell Douglas Corp., the world's biggest military aerospace giant and the St. Louis area's biggest private employer, has agreed to merge with Boeing Co.The new company, to be called Boeing Co., would be the world's biggest civilian and military aerospace...
Briefs
NATIONMAIL IT NOW!Postal Service Braces For An Onslaught The year's busiest day for the nation's mail handlers comes today, with volume expected to triple from normal. Postal officials expect to handle 275 million cards and letters today with volume...
Britain, Australia Quit U.N. Agency
A U.N. development agency undergoing reform has been shaken by the announcements that Britain and Australia will withdraw from the 30-year-old agency.Widely criticized as overstaffed and inefficient, the U.N. Industrial Development Organization has struggled...
Build Holiday Feast around `Christmas Bird'
LOOKING FOR something different to serve for the holidays? Try capon. Known as the "Christmas bird," capon is found in the frozen meat display cases of supermarkets. Capons range in weight from 6 to 9 pounds. They are easy to prepare, and a 4-ounce serving...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSBasket Occasions is opening just in time for the holidays, as well as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, new babies and get-well wishes. Owner Tracey Beilsmith offers personal and corporate gift baskets, as well as custom design consultations....
CBS Will Replace Cartoons with News Program
CBS has announced that it will drop the traditional children's animated shows from its Saturday morning schedule next fall, replace them with a two-hour news program and restrict its remaining children's lineup to the three hours of educational programs...
Clinton Relishes Shot at 2nd Term He Foresees Long Inaugural Speech to Lay out Plans
BREVITY MAY BE the soul of wit, but it's clearly not the soul of Bill Clinton.Those who plan to attend his second inauguration should bundle up, as he plans to give a longer inaugural address than the one he gave four years ago.He's doing it even though...
Clinton Returns to Relevance
If turnabout is fair play, then President Bill Clinton must have enjoyed mightily one appearance last week. The address he gave to the Democratic Leadership Council - the organization of moderate, business-oriented Democrats he headed before running...
Colts Dump Chiefs Again; Cards Eliminate 'Skins
Pulling off upset victories on wintry days in Kansas City is getting to be a habit for the Indianapolis Colts. A year ago, the wild-card Colts scored a stunning playoff upset over Kansas City, ruining the Chiefs' Super Bowl dreams and filling them with...
Council Seeks FAA Review of Plan Talent Argues against Westward Expansion
Responding to a letter from Rep. James Talent, R-Chesterfield, questioning Lambert Field's expansion plan, the Maryland Heights City Council has asked the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct an independent review of the plan.In a report to the...
Crew Praised in New Orleans Freighter Crash Helmsman Avoided Cruise Ships with 1,700 aboard, Pilot Says
Quick-thinking crew members may have averted a disaster when their freighter barreled into a riverfront stretch of stores, restaurants and hotel rooms, officials said Sunday.The freighter Bright Field apparently lost power about 2 p.m. Saturday as it...
Cybersanta 'Twas the Night before Christmas and All through the House, Not a Creature Was Stirring except the Mouse
ONCE again, you've put off your holiday shopping until the last minute. That's means another mad dash around the mall, your arms heavy with coats and splitting bags as you push through throngs of shoppers in a futile search for Nintendo 64.Or you could...
Czech Unit in Gulf War Detected Gas, Told Americans
In his drab office on the outskirts of Prague, Lt. Vladimir Braun keeps the worn notebook in which he recorded his unit's activities during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.One entry, made Jan. 19, in a Saudi desert camp, notes that troops in his chemical monitoring...
Danger: Hospitals Short of Antidotes for Some Poisons, Study Says
For want of a few thousand dollars worth of antidotes, many hospitals may be putting patients at risk.Drugs to counter the effects of snakebite and cyanide poisoning or accidental ingestion of methanol, antifreeze and the common heart medication digitalis...
Dave and Faye Chitty - Gentle Touch Eases Aids, Changes Life
Special to the St. Charles Post By the time Mike Sohn died of AIDS last December, the 6-foot-3, 41-year-old weighed 75 pounds.Sohn spent the last three months of his life under the care of his sister and brother-in-law, Faye and Dave Chitty of St. Charles.The...
Dedicated to Sport She Loves: Basketball
The Francis Howell North girls basketball team is a squad of talented athletes. When they're not in the basketball season, members of the Lady Knights can be found playing soccer, softball or volleyball.But Francis Howell North's top player, senior Amy...
Democrats Push through Re-Namings by Westfall 16 Get New Terms despite Some Republican Protest
Republicans on the St. Louis County Council were outvoted last Thursday when they tried to slow down the reappointment of Douglas Morgan, chairman of the Planning Commission, to a fourth term.Morgan's reappointment was among 16 to boards and commissions...
Despite Kissing under Mistletoe . . . . . . Holidays Can Stress Lots of Loving Couples
EVERY couple plans to spend warm and loving hours together during the holiday season, then the frantic race begins. As the year comes to a close, work and social obligations are more hectic than usual. And a couple's time together gets lost in the pressures...
Ex-Leader's Death Term Overturned in S. Korea
An appellate court overturned today the death sentence of former military strongman Chun Doo-hwan, reducing his term to life imprisonment.On Aug. 17, Chun, who was president from 1980 to 1987, had been sentenced to death by the lower court for a military...
Exploding Cigars Stogies Becoming Trendy, despite Cancer Risk
A host of models and movie stars puffing cigars has helped fuel a cigar explosion in the United States, a surge that has public health officials saying, "Smoker Beware."The health officials also are concerned about the dangers of secondhand cigar smoke....
Festive Fare Betty Rosbottom Adds Flair to 'American Favorites'
AFTER 20 years of giving cooking classes in French, Italian and Asian cuisine, writing cookbooks and syndicated columns, Betty Rosbottom made a discovery: America craved comfort food.Rosbottom runs La Belle Pomme, a cooking school in Amherst, Mass. The...
Few Layoffs Will Occur, Officials Say
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is set to disappear, but economic development officials say the loss may hurt the St. Louis area's pride more than its economy."We don't intend to take any work out of St. Louis," McDonnell Chairman John F. McDonnell said Sunday.But...
Firm Would Have U.S. Monopoly on Commercial Airliners
* The end of the Cold War, dwindling defense dollars and overseas competition have all pressured American companies to merge.Boeing Co.'s acquisition of McDonnell Douglas Corp. would reduce to one the number of American companies manufacturing commercial...
For Native Americans, Gaming Is Not the Only Business
The growth of casino gambling on Indian reservations has buoyed the economies of many Indian communities, but Indian business advocates say what's really needed is more entrepreneurship.They target ventures linking non-Indian businesses with new Indian...
Freighter Crash One of City's Worst Fears New Orleans Officials Questioning Policy on Dangerous River Stretch
As emergency workers sifted through the rubble caused when a freighter crashed into a riverfront hotel-shopping complex, Coast Guard and city officials conceded Sunday that the accident realized one of their worst fears.In all, 116 people were hurt when...
Frosh Help Freshen Up Mu in Win over Semo
Just how clumsy and unsightly was the University of Missouri basketball team's effort in its 64-50 snore-gasbord against Southeast Missouri State on Sunday?Well, this is how SEMO's William "Bud" Eley saw it:"They weren't the better team," said Eley,...
Gambling Leaders Turning to Political, Social Matters
Leaders of the casino industry boasted of past and future growth at a recent conference in Las Vegas, and discussed the need for casino developments to stand out in an often crowded field.But accompanying the predictable self-congratulation was a heightened...
Getting Up to Speed to Surf the Internet
We want it now.Once a family or business gets its computer online and becomes accustomed to the wonders of cyberspace, the next great yearning is for speed.Students used to their universities' speedy T1 lines or employees of large companies with satellites...
Got-It-All Strip Mall Economic Boost for Area, Officials Say
You want to shop, eat, catch a flick, maybe get a quick haircut and grab some cash when you run dry. What's being billed as the brightest strip mall in Jefferson County is on its way, and if all goes well, you'll be able to do all this and more.The mall...
Gullett Recalls 72-Point Prep Performance
Don Gullett was the pride of Greenup County, Ky., long before he debuted with the Cincinnati Reds in 1970.Well, not that long before.Gullett was just a kid of 19 when he made the Reds' roster and not much less of a kid when he turned in one of the great...
'Hawks Halt Penguins' Streaks
Defenseman Keith Carney's tie-breaking goal with 1:12 left in regulation gave the host Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Blackhawks' second straight victory snapped Pittsburgh's six-game winning and 10-game unbeaten...
Hill's 25 Leads Pistons to Victory over Celtics
Grant Hill had 25 points and 11 rebounds Sunday night, leading the Detroit Pistons over the Boston Celtics 99-89 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Hill also had eight assists. Otis Thorpe added 16 points and Joe Dumars had 15."That's a really tough team to play,"...
Homemade Candy Makes a Dandy Gift for Holiday
WITH CHRISTMAS fast approaching, who wants to brave the malls for last-minute gifts? Try a gift from the kitchen instead, like candy made from these recipes from the Texas Peanut Producers Board.DIXIE PEANUT BRITTLE(Stove-top method) 2 cups granulated...
Hoop Update
MIZZOUFormer University of Michigan swingman Albert White will enroll at Missouri and is expected to begin practicing with the Tigers today. The 6-foot-4 guard/forward ended a midseason recruiting sweepstakes Sunday and attended MU's 64-50 victory against...
Hot Stuff Computer Program Earns Glowing Report from the Fire Chief
Rock Hill Fire Chief John Kriska says some serious advance planning and a high-tech computer program probably saved the lives of four firefighters this fall.That's because a computer printout informed the crew that the roof supports of a burning building...
How to Be a Party to Finding a Job over Holidays
Job-seekers who believe the holiday season is not a good time to look for work could be left out in the cold.Approached discreetly, the holiday party season is "a great time to look for a job," said Joelyn Cecere, senior vice president at outplacement...
How to Discuss Death with Young Children
Dear Open Mind: This is very difficult for me to write about. My husband and I have three young children (ages 8, 5, and 2). The youngest has a terminal illness. Besides the fact that I'm having a terrible time coping, I'm concerned about the effect...
Hushed Meetings Allowed Merger to Be a Surprise
* The upbeat stock market and solid financial situations made this the perfect time for the deal, executives at McDonnell and Boeing say.Early Tuesday, McDonnell Douglas Chief Executive Harry C. Stonecipher met in Seattle - alone - with his Boeing counterpart,...
If You Feel like Giving, Just Do It
I JUST hung up the telephone. A friend called from her car phone and said she was getting the shakes. She was experiencing withdrawal. This year she had decided not to buy her grown children Christmas gifts. She and her husband have five grown children,...
Indiana Girl without Forearms Plays Soccer and Says She Can't Be Bitter
Rosa Egnatz is running up and down the soccer practice field at Scott Middle School, kicking the ball, laughing, shouting, having the time of her life.Egnatz, a Hammond Morton High School freshman, plays on the boys' team because the city does not offer...
Injury Teaches Value of Team
Because of painful shin splints in her left leg, Lutheran North High girls basketball player Jana Tillman is thankful she had the opportunity to sit and watch her teammates play early last season.Jana, a 5-foot-11 sophomore center, missed most of the...
Insufficient TV Ratings
With all the enthusiasm of a puppy being led to the scene of his "accident," the television networks are moving toward the announcement of a ratings system for TV shows.This is not a voluntary act of good citizenship on the part of television executives....
Iraq Sells Its First Oil Shipment since End of Persian Gulf War
A tanker began loading crude oil for export Sunday for the first time since the Persian Gulf War, and two U.S. companies were among the buyers, Iraq's oil minister said.The 2,750-ton Star Africa, registered in the Bahamas, was taking in 2 million barrels...
Is a Bigger NATO a Better Nato?
Only one reason exists to enlarge NATO: to foster European security. The dilemma NATO faces is that it can't be sure of the consequences of admitting newly democratic Eastern European nations. Will NATO's expansion contribute to stability or will it...
Japan to Build U.S. Facilities on Okinawa
Japanese construction firms are jockeying for what could be some very lucrative contracts as government negotiators put the finishing touches on a plan to make the nearly 30,000 U.S. troops on Okinawa less intrusive.The biggest plum: a 2,470-acre heliport...
Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Newest Casinos
The Cole County Circuit Court has dismissed a suit that challenged the legality of the Maryland Heights casinos. The plaintiffs, who oppose gambling generally, argued that casinos are only permitted on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, not on man-made...
Kansas Too Much for NC-Asheville
Raef LaFrentz had 23 points and 10 rebounds as top-ranked Kansas overpowered North Carolina-Asheville 105-73 Sunday in Lawrence, Kan.Kansas (9-0) was too big, strong and quick for NC-Asheville (1-3).The Jayhawks took control early, running off 10 consecutive...
Keenan Casts Blame for Blues' Debacle on Everyone but Himself
To the untrained nose, an 8-zip home loss might seem like a toxic stinker.That was not the case Sunday at Kiel Center, when the Vancouver Canucks edged the Blues by that score.No Blues team ever belched out a worse shutout loss in 30 years of memories....
Kennison's Big Day a Real Tearjerker for Falcons
All season long, Rams wide receiver Eddie Kennison has been the beneficiary of opponents double-teaming Isaac Bruce.But after Sunday's performance in a 34-27 victory over Atlanta, it may be Kennison who starts seeing double teams.Kennison, whose nickname...
Kwanzaa Provides Feast for Body and Soul
ANYONE WHO believes that our national holiday food fest begins with Thanksgiving, continues through Hanukkah and crests at Christmas has never celebrated Kwanzaa. This seven-day event, which extends from Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, lends a new dimension...
Lake Confirmation as CIA Director `Up in the Air' Senators Question Bosnia Arms Sale
Anthony Lake's confirmation as CIA director remains uncertain, two key Republican senators said Sunday, despite his attempts to make amends for failing to tell Congress about Iranian arms sales to Bosnian Muslims two years ago.Sen. Richard Shelby, likely...
Lisette Steiner Fisher, 86; Taught Elementary School for Years
Lisette Braun Steiner Fisher, a retired elementary schoolteacher, died Sunday (Dec. 15, 1996) at her home in Creve Coeur after a brief illness. She was 86.A native of Baltimore, Mrs. Fisher moved to the St. Louis area in 1936. She was a first-grade teacher...
Living Trust Still Needs a Power of Attorney
Q. Why would I need a power of attorney if I use a living trust? Wouldn't the trust cover everything?A. At first glance it may seem contradictory to use both a living trust and a power of attorney, but it's not. Each serves a different purpose and provides...
Long Beach Workers Call Merger `Best Thing' for Both Companies
First rumors of the Boeing Co.-McDonnell Douglas Corp. merger wafted slowly from supervisor to supervisor early Sunday in the McDonnell Douglas plant in Long Beach where the C-17 jet is built.The 2 million-square-foot facility is officially closed on...
Lop-Monthed Calendar Inspires Gifts: Lumps of Coal All Around
THIRTY DAYS HATH September. (Except in the Illinois Children's Coal Calendar, which has no September at all.)April, June and November. (Well, the calendar does have those. Two Aprils and two Junes, in fact.)All the rest have 31. (August and March are...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale generally is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action...
. . . Manufacturing Jobs
Any look at the condition of St. Louis needs to include an examination of the loss of manufacturing facilities and production jobs. Manufacturing has been and remains key to sustained economic growth for any region. In fact, given the historical significance...
Many in Angola Still Suffering despite Peace
Eva Domingo's first two babies died from fever.Now, her third child, 15-month-old Magdelena, is sick. The baby hangs listlessly in a cloth carrier on her mother's back, a cough wracking her small body. Her eyes are filmy. Her hair has turned a reddish...
Mcdonnell Investors Anticipate Windfall
* McDonnell shareholders include employees, whose stake would rise by about $330 million under the merger proposal with Boeing Co.Employees who have been putting part of their paychecks into McDonnell Douglas Corp. stock collectively can expect to be...
Migrating Firms Don't Worry Officials
* McDonnell would be the fifth corporate giant to leave in the 1990s, but economic officials say the outlook here is good.McDonnell Douglas Corp. brings to five the number of corporate heavyweights that have sold out or bailed out of St. Louis in the...
Minus Barkley, Rockets Still Soar vs. Blazers
With Charles Barkley out with a sprained right ankle, Hakeem Olajuwon had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Houston Rockets to a 99-89 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.The Rockets improved their National Basketball Association-best...
Monday Memo
It almost sounds as if these names were made up, something someone might deliberately put on the often serious and occasionally dull business news wires just to liven things up - but this item is, allegedly, a TRUE FACT!BOOLE & BABBAGE INC. has agreed...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Who made the following statement?"I stupid. I stupid. I stupid."1) Wrong Way RIEGELS. 2) Wrong Way CORRIGAN. 3) Georgetown's FRED BROWN. 4) LARRY, CURLY and MOE. 5) ANDREW GOLOTA. The answer is Andrew Golota and it would be hard to argue with him about...
Msd Chief Seeks Compromise on Storm-Water Regulations
The chairwoman of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District says she hopes the district's staff and engineers hired by area business interests can reach a compromise on new regulations on storm-water control.Her comment came Thursday after the trustees...
Mystery of Life: It's in the Cards
ACCORDING TO THE Postal Service, this is its busiest day of the year. It is the height of Christmas Card season.Although most of us would be loath to admit it, the joyous ritual of exchanging cards is, truth be told, something of a chore. You may like,...
Neighbors in Grantwood Consider White Haven Annexation
White Haven, the home of Ulysses S. Grant from 1854 to 1859, may become part of Grantwood Village if some residents along Whitehaven Drive agree.White Haven, a national historic site at 7400 Grant Road, is in an unincorporated part of St. Louis County....
Netanyahu Pledges He Will Push to Expand Settlements
Disregarding the prospect of renewed strife in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would push ahead with support for Jewish settlers and the expansion of settlements.The move led to an exchange of recriminations...
New Books Speak Volumes on Gardening
"The only book about flower gardening you'll ever need."This sweeping claim is made on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens' "Complete Guide to Flower Gardening" (408 pages, $29.95). Because this thick volume is colorfully illustrated with information...
New Fund System Makes Investing More Understandable
When you assemble a portfolio of mutual funds that can meet your financial goals, it's important to choose funds that cover a variety of investments.That way, you won't suffer too much if one sector of the financial markets loses ground.Until recently,...
New Law on Guns Has Holes Finding Some Abusers Difficult, Officials Say
A new federal law to take guns away from anyone convicted of domestic abuse may have to rely on the honor system.Experts estimate hundreds of thousands of gun owners - maybe millions - have past abuse convictions.But the law, which took effect Sept....
New Management, Renovations Revitalize the Farm Apartments
The transformation taking place at The Farm Apartments is bringing smiles and a new sense of pride to the tenants who for years have put up with peeling paint, sagging gutters, potholes in the streets and other poor maintenance.Janet Kneemiller was one...
Newsworthy Internet Users Also Turn to Tv, Radio and Newspapers
People who use computers to catch up with the news do not give up reading newspapers, watching television or listening to the radio for news, a survey suggests.It found that 55 percent of the people who said they use on-line services to read news also...
NFL Highlights, Lowlights
RamTough . . . er, Puff??Do they miss the Rams in LA? An item that is to appear in today's Los Angles Times leaves little doubt."If there was ever a game that deserved two losers, it was Sunday's contest between St. Louis and Atlanta," the Times writes....
Nike Hopes for Big Kick from Brazilian Soccer
Nike Inc.'s swoosh is going samba, raising the sneaker maker's hopes of boosting its appeal in the world's most popular sport.The company recently reached a 10-year agreement to sponsor Brazil's soccer team, winner of the 1994 World Cup. While terms...
No. 1 Stanford Women Thump No. 5 Vols
Kate Starbird scored 29 points and led No. 1 Stanford past No. 5 Tennessee 82-65 Sunday, giving the Lady Vols' back-to-back home losses for the first time in more than a decade.Stanford (9-0) is off to its best start since opening the 1991-92 season10-0.The...
North Korea Lacks Food, Fuel, Aid Worker Says
Hungry North Koreans are already raiding their lean winter food stocks and they lack proper heating to stave off the bitter cold, a Western aid worker said Sunday after visiting the flood-damaged country.Videotape shot in North Korea last week by Kathi...
Obituaries
Carrie E. LuelfCarrie E. Luelf, 99, formerly of Hawk Point, died Thursday (Dec. 12, 1996) at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bridgeton.Mrs. Luelf was a homemaker.The funeral was scheduled for noon Saturday at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home,...
Odd Factors Add Up to Rams' 34-27 Win Big Plays Offset Bad for Banks vs. Atlanta
Big plays, botched plays, and Big Daddy.The strange, the sublime, the silly.All those factors, and more, were at play Sunday in the Rams' 34-27 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. For the big, we give you touchdown passes of 72, 77 and 41 yards from quarterback...
Old Walls Show off Antiques Couple Transforms Glass Building into a Mall and Shops
Two years after a wrecking company began tearing down most of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in Crystal City, only a handful of buildings remained.Jerry and Brenda Williamson saw a chance to salvage what was left of the glass plant. They bought the...
On-Line Merger the Aerospace Giants Combine Their Internet Web Sites, as Well
McDonnell Douglas Corp. and Boeing Co. merged their Web sites Sunday to coincide with the announcement that the two will combine to form the world's largest aerospace company.The two companies peppered their home pages with links to each other's Web...
Other Rebounder Boosts Desmet
DeSmet High guard Mike Fleming is one of the St. Louis area's top rebounders at his position with 12 a game. On his team, though, he knows where his place is.The Spartans feature perhaps the area's best rebounder in 6-foot-9 center Matt Baniak, who pulls...
Panel Considers Public-Private Msd
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District could become a public-private entity whose rates no longer would be subject to voter approval.The idea is one of three being considered by a committee on restructuring the district. The committee, co-headed by...
Patriot `Popped a 3' for Record: 54
Parkway South basketball coach Chris Ellis usually expects his senior leader, Kelly Sutton, to be on target. But neither he nor the school expected the performance she gave in an 85-56 win over Parkway West on Dec. 6.Kelly hit 17 of 26 shots from the...
Peace Neighboring Ruling, Need for Healing Spur End to Church Quarrel
A recent court ruling that went against Ladue convinced the Kirkwood City Council to give up a dispute that goes back 18 years between the city and Kirkwood Baptist Church.But the council also thought it was time for some healing and time for a conflict...
People
When "The X-Files" star DAVID DUCHOVNY began work on the hit series, he was sure it would fail.Unlike his FBI agent character, he wasn't attracted to the show's dark, eerie subject matter, and the people involved with the show had no proven track record."Nothing...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSAlton: Dwight D. Riddlespriger, 35, was shot several times and killed shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday on the parking lot outside...