St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 18, 1997

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2 Girls Found in Subzero Cold; Apparently Left Beds to Play 3-Year Old Twins Are Hospitalized with Frostbite
Three-year-old twin sisters who apparently woke up during the night and decided to go out to play were found in a stupor early Friday, huddled together in an alley in the 10-below-zero cold.Jennifer and Kourtney Woracek were wearing only pants and light...
6-Foot-3 Pieper Stands Tall with Hard Work
Anthony Pieper stands 6 feet 3, sort of middle ground for major-college basketball players these days. He's too short to play forward, and generally, a step slow to contend with many of the skittering guards who play his Marquette Golden Eagles.He knows...
A Feast for a Poet
Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face,Great Chieftain o' the puddin-race!ABOVE ARE THE opening lines of Robert Burns "Address To A Haggis." What's a haggis, you ask? You don't want to know. Just go to the Scottish poet's birthday party thrown by the Scottish...
America Online Subscribers on Hold a Lot, and They're Mad
For thousands of America Online Inc. customers here and millions more around the nation, the computer service is offering little more than a busy signal and advice to "Try again later."On Dec. 1, AOL, as it's known for short, replaced its hourly online...
Antarctic Trek Explorer Makes 1st Solo Crossing
Alone and aided only by the wind, Norwegian Boerge Ousland completed the first solo crossing of Antarctica today, traveling 1,675 miles in 64 days.Wearing skis, harnessed to a parachute-like sail to take advantage of the fierce Antarctic wind and towing...
Back to the Super Bowl for Mcmahon, Beebe
Nobody on the Green Bay Packers can appreciate the all-or-nothing nature of the Super Bowl like receiver Don Beebe, who lost four consecutive National Football League championships with the Buffalo Bills."It's an awful experience. That whole off-season...
Baked Custard - Smooth, Creamy and Fit for a Purist
"PEOPLE MUST have their custards," said poet Emily Dickinson when queried about the inordinate amount of time she spent in the kitchen.How right she was!Nothing is so satisfying as a smooth, creamy custard when one is ailing or just in the mood for a...
Barbara Bush Keeps Busy after Washington Life `We Do What We Love to Do'
Barbara Bush's reputation for being outspoken and funny bloomed Friday at the St. Louis Flower Show.She told those attending a luncheon how last year she and her husband, former President George Bush, visited 29 countries and 35 states - and then took...
`Barmy Army' Repulsed
Michael Chang quiets the followers of Tim Henman with a 6-1, 7-6, 6-3 victory in the third round.*****Tim Henman and his "Barmy Army," bellowing British fans with faces painted like Union Jacks, proved no match for Michael Chang alone with his tennis...
Batrooms and Other Medieval Touches
IF YOUR HOME is your castle, you probably already appreciate the charms of Gothic design. Gargoyles. Pointy windows. Crests and shields. Scallops and arches and fleurs-de-lis.It's a look that's been around since the Middle Ages, and it keeps popping...
Bigoted Remark Calls for a Reply
Dear Miss Manners: At a hen party where I was an outsider, the hostess and her friends were very welcoming. A neighbor began talking about her favorite elder with the warm fuzzies people usually relate about those whose memories are cloaked in innocence...
Black Leader Suggests First Museum to Honor Slaves
The former governor believes that slavery should be remembered and discussed.* * * L. Douglas Wilder, who became the nation's first black elected governor, remembers that his father, the son of former slaves, would never talk about his parents' experience.But...
Black Opal Expands Its Cosmetics Selection
For many women of color, the name Black Opal has been synonymous with quality skin care.Whether they are 16 or 66, they contend that there's nothing better than the company's products to clear up the pesky dark spots that blemishes often leave behind...
Briefs
WORLDINDONESIABishop Alleges Plot To Kill Nobel Winner, Cites Slaying An Indonesian soldier was paid to assassinate Nobel Peace prize winner Bishop Carlos Belo on Christmas Eve but was stopped by suspicious supporters of Belo, and the supporters beat...
Briefs
WORLDINDONESIA Bishop Alleges Plot To Kill Nobel Winner, Cites Slaying An Indonesian soldier was paid to assassinate Nobel Peace prize winner Bishop Carlos Belo on Christmas Eve but was stopped by suspicious supporters of Belo, and the supporters beat...
Briefs
MISSOURI LAMBERT FIELD St. Charles County Official Criticizes Plan For Airport St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to reject the W-1W plan for expanding Lambert Field, asserting that the plan "is clearly...
Budget Amendment Battle Has Started Balancing Requirement Risky, Rubin Testifies
Conceding it has an uphill fight, President Bill Clinton's administration opened its 1997 campaign to derail a balanced budget amendment while supporters of the amendment used a bagful of bills and a debt clock to make their points.Treasury Secretary...
Calcavecchia's Birdie Run Puts Him in Lead at Hope
The ball shot past the out-of-bounds stake, sailed through the trees, rainbowed over and around the houses and plunked down on the green, 30 yards from the pin.Mark Calcavecchia, avoiding what could have been a minor disaster, then sank the putt, beginning...
Canada Says 47 Soldiers May Be Ousted
Embarrassed by a goodwill mission turned bad, the army said Friday that 47 soldiers face possible dismissal for sexual misconduct, drunkenness and abuse of patients at a mental hospital in Bosnia.The army commander, Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril, released the...
Candied Pineapple - Prepared Two Ways
Q: Do you have the recipe for making candied pineapple?Dorothy Scherrer, St. Louis -A: Diane Friedmeyer of Chesterfield sent a recipe that starts with fresh pineapple, while Anna Yost of Columbia, Mo., provided a recipe that calls for canned fruit. Cindy...
Carnahan Comes out against Plan to Raise Pay
Gov. Mel Carnahan, who had sat on the sidelines in the pay-raise debate, said Friday that he opposed a package of salary increases for legislators and judges."Some pay raise would have been appropriate," Carnahan told reporters. "I think a more modest...
Celtic Legends Injury, Death Decimate the Ranks in Boston
The King is dead.The Boston Celtics, who once reigned supreme in claiming National Basketball Association titles in the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s, have been overrun and overthrown. The Celtics are the serfs of the '90s, lorded over by just about every...
Chill out! You Could Be Stuck in Fargo
Chilled from walking out to pick up this newspaper? These stories from the north provide some perspective on cold.Spencer, Iowa: A blizzard with wind chills down to minus 51 this week closed schools for four days and sent children home early on other...
Citybooks Falls to Competitors `They Just Move in Next Door'
It was a real page-turner for a while. Could Citybooks, a local independent bookstore in Creve Coeur, survive after a national chain's mega-store moved in a block away?Janis Forsen, who owns the store with her mother, Joan Koman, is giving away the ending....
Clinic Bombs Packed Punch, but Cars Took Blasts' Brunt
Two bombs that rocked an abortion clinic were powerful enough to scatter debris for blocks, but two cars took the brunt of the damage from the second blast and probably prevented deaths, a federal official said Friday."To me, the most remarkable thing...
Coming Full Circle - over and over Again
The Third Generation of skating O'Hares Reaces Faster, Farther Than Predecessors*****Speed skaters tend to run in the family. The first generation, the saying goes, wins a local championship. The next generation wins a national title. And the third generation...
Commissioner of MLS Decries Boorish Behavior
Logan calls for a return to good sportsmanship - not just in soccer* * * * * The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants to crack down on boorish athletes in all sports."I'm worried that values like those last night where a basketball player...
Company Recalls Many Mislabled Birth Control Pills
Bristol-Myers Squibb is recalling 150,000 packages of the birth control pill Ovcon 35 - the 28-day formula only - because of a packaging mix-up that might have women taking some pills on the wrong days.Bristol-Myers said Friday that it is unlikely a...
Consultants Sample Soulard Shoppers' Tastes
Change may come in the near future to a centuries-old St. Louis landmark - the earthy and colorful Soulard Market.Vendors have operated at the market site just south of downtown since the Republic was three years old, St. Louis was a Spanish realm and...
Cornish Rock Hens Are Ahead of the Game
A COOK can learn a lot from the Internet.Such as: Why does a chicken cross the theater?She's just going through a stage. We were surfing the other day, searching for background on Cornish game hens, the subject of today's column. We found lots of recipes,...
Court Sanctions First Divorce in Ireland
A court did what once was unthinkable and granted the first divorce in Ireland's history Friday, quietly embarking on a new era forged by a bitter and closely fought debate in this Roman Catholic country.Justice Henry Barron announced that he had granted...
Cures for Cabin Fever Vary, but Keeping Busy Is Crucial
Wilfred Moore, a math and computer sciences teacher, found himself playing "Mr. Mom" to his 6-year-old twins this week, as the snow and ice shut down their school and his.What's a father to do as cabin fever mounts and home-sweet-home begins to look...
Documents Show Gop Tried to Block Gingrich Inquiry Tactics Aimed to Avoid Appointment of Counsel
Documents released by the House Ethics Committee Friday showed that early on in the investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich, Republican strategists discussed how to derail it.A document provided to the committee by Joseph Gaylord, Gingrich's chief political...
Drivers Irked by Latest Jump in Gasoline Cost `There's Nothing We Can Do'
"It hurts real bad," said Willie Kyles of Cahokia, filling his tank at a Shell station at Tucker Boulevard and Convention Plaza. "There's nothing we can do about it. Just go along with the program."Kyles was talking about this week's jump in gasoline...
Edney Carried off, Barkley Limps off in Rockets' Victory over Kings
Tyus Edney was the first player to leave the game, and he was taken off on a stretcher.By the end of the evening, Houston's Charles Barkley and Mario Elie also were injured and Hakeem Olajuwon was ejected.Despite losing more players than Sacramento,...
Ethics Committees Have Busy for Years
Newt Gingrich's case is just the latest in what has been a dramatically increasing workload for the House and Senate ethics committees.Indeed, the House speaker himself has been instrumental in pressing many of the cases that have arisen in recent years.He...
Excessive Police Force Still an Issue
Two autopsy reports suggest that the injuries that Randolph S. Vance received from police did not kill him. The next question is whether the police-induced injuries amounted to excessive force.City Medical Examiner Michael A. Graham ruled the death an...
Eye Openers
Eye DropsWithout a picture, how do you tell MATT MILLEN and TIM GREEN apart?The temperature climbed above 0 degrees on Thursday, but when you figure in STEVE STAIOS, it was minus-21. Can you imagine MIKE KEENAN collecting a big contract like that from...
Fanfare, Anger Mark Hebron Hand-Over
Palestinians celebrated the start of Yasser Arafat's control over Hebron with the bang and sparkle of fireworks Friday. But the city also crackled with anger between Palestinians and Jewish settlers still guarded by Israel.Arafat promised to come to...
Fender Wore Many Hats in Show Business
Could you supply me with information on Harry Fender, who played Captain 11 on KPLR-TV?Gregory C. Rose, St. LouisClarence "Harry" Fender, a well-known Broadway entertainer, local radio and television star and former police officer, died May 29, 1995,...
Ferrets, Hedgehogs, Pythons Slinking In
TIRED OF walking the dog or catering to a cat? The animal kingdom offers many other possibilities for pets - hedgehogs, ball pythons or hermit crabs, to name a few.These and eight other alternative household creatures slither to life in Betsy Sikora...
Flyers Find Long-Range Link to Win
Guard's shooting helps Lindbergh to 48-43 victory over Parkway West.The pleading started in the season's first meeting between Lindbergh and Parkway West.With Flyers center J.R. Christ drawing a crowd in the middle, Lindbergh coach Ken Libby asked point...
Fond Christmas Memories That Linger into January
REMEMBER Christmas?It was almost a month ago, though most of us started preparing for it after Halloween, when the Official Frenzy seems to set in each year.It's easy for me to remember Christmas, because I haven't put away my decorations yet. Hey, I...
For Granato, a Hard Road to San Jose Winger Caps His Comeback as an All-Star
Less than a year ago, Tony Granato lay on an operating table wondering if he was going to die.An abnormal collection of blood vessels had burst in his brain in a National Hockey League game the previous week, and doctors had to remove the resulting blood...
Gingrich May Get Reprimand, Fine Panel Urges Penalty of $300,000
The House ethics committee voted Friday night to recommend a $300,000 fine and reprimand for Newt Gingrich. If the full House agrees in a vote Tuesday, the Georgia Republican will become the first speaker ever to be formally disciplined by his peers.Gingrich,...
Gingrich May Get Reprimand, Fine Stiff Penalty for Violations Is Suggested
The ethics committee must vote on the suggested $3000,000 fine and formal punishment.* * * *The outside counsel hired to investigate ethics charges against House Speaker Newt Gingrich recommended Friday that the GOP leader be formally reprimanded...
Group Plans Ministry on Substance Abuse 'A Drug Problem Needs No Ethnic Qualification'
An interfaith group is studying ways to establish a communitywide substance abuse ministry.The group, named the Committed Caring Faith Communities, wants to develop a program that offers education, skills training, awareness and networking. For the past...
Harmon Calls for Firing of City's Health Director
Mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon called Friday for Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. to oust the city's health director for "ineptitude," citing the city's loss of thousands of dollars meant for children's immunizations.The city lost a $64,300 state contract...
High Court to Ponder Public-Parochial Issue
In a case addressing the constitutional separation of church and state, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether public school teachers may offer remedial help at parochial schools.The court said that it will consider reversing its 12-year-old...
How to Make Your Own Lampshades
THE RIGHT LAMPSHADE can be hard to find, but if you make your own, you get exactly what you want.Every lampshade starts with a frame, and frames come in different shapes and sizes. They are available by mail-order from The Lamp Shop (603-224-1603) and...
Hughes, Tatum Team Up to Lead CBC into Final
Larry Hughes and Justin Tatum combined for 47 points and 18 rebounds, leading CBC to a 64-35 victory over Springfield Parkview on Friday night, and into the championship game of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions.CBC will play the winner of Friday's...
Hundelt's Return Sparks Ambush to a 15-7 Victory
Daryl Doran lined up for the Ambush's first restart, off the left goalpost along the boards. On the referee's whistle, Doran lobbed a high ball diagonally across the penalty area to Kevin Hundelt.Like a baseball player taking his best home-run cut, Hundelt...
Industry's Role in Welfare Change
Business leaders have been among the sharpest critics of welfare spending. They got their wish last fall when Washington voted to phase out the welfare safety net. Such businesses should feel a social obligation to employ public aid recipients removed...
Judge Tosses Cueto's Persecution Claims
A federal judge has deflated lawyer Amiel Cueto's claims that he was indicted by prosecutors because he ridiculed them in his own tabloid newspaper.In a series of orders filed this week in federal court in East St. Louis, District Judge Stephen Limbaugh...
Lawyers Fight over Phone Rules Arguments in Federal Court Center on How Prices Are Set as Local Telephone Markets Open to New Competitors
Lawyers for telephone companies, state utility commissions and the Federal Communications Commission argued here Friday over how new government rules should reshape the $90 billion local phone market.A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court...
Learning Ins and Outs of a Working Fireplace
ONE OF THE MOST impressive attention-getters in the home is the fireplace. It automatically draws the eye's attention and can be the crown jewel of the room.Because of its natural architectural beauty, a fireplace is welcome in any climate. Its purpose...
Levi Strauss Cuts Supply to Landmark Red Bud Store `Blue' Jeans
For nearly half a century, Don Rathert has sold Levi's jeans and jackets from his 110-year-old clothing store in Red Bud. Last year he sold $77,000 worth of Levi's goods, which was 90 percent of his business.Now the corporate bosses at Levi Strauss &...
Libyan Obstacle Vanishes; Balloonist Flies On
Balloonist Steve Fossett was trying to decide Friday night whether to risk taking the Solo Spirit over Libya after receiving a message apparently approving his flyover.His flight team in Chicago was scrambling to try to authenticate the message received...
Libya's Refusal May Thwart Balloonist's Quest
If Steve Fossett's quest to become the first balloonist to fly nonstop around the world comes up short - as appears probable - the fault may not be with the man or his machine.The culprit might be geopolitics.The Libyan government, in a brief message...
Lopez, 40, Is Ready to Win Again
Lots of low numbers define her golf career, which have translated to big numbers of victories and dollars.But one number is proving rather troublesome to Nancy Lopez right now: 40.Lopez hit the big four-oh last week on the day she was driving to Florida...
Mac Rocket Explodes on Liftoff Blast Ends String of Perfect Launches
A McDonnell Douglas Corp. rocket carrying a military satellite to space blew up just after liftoff Friday.McDonnell had no immediate explanation for the loss of the Delta II rocket, one of the mainstays of its $1.9-billion-a-year missiles, space and...
Mccluer North Hands Pattonville First Loss
Tanisha Brand scored a team-high 18 points and Adriaenne Wade added 15 to lead visiting McCluer North to a 50-47 overtime upset of Pattonville in a Suburban North Conference game Friday night.Unrated North improved to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in the league....
Micds Turns It around with Win vs. Burroughs
Mary Institute-Country Day School's basketball rivalry with John Burroughs School is a sticky subject with MICDS coach Eric Bain."We've come so close so many times," Bain said Friday night. "I'd say in the last four years, we've played Burroughs about...
Minister Gets Year Ban from Housing Program
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has banned the Rev. Staccato Powell from participating in any HUD programs for one year.Powell's AME Zion Development Corp. is general partner and part-owner of the Drake Plaza, the midtown St. Louis...
More Southwestern Style Moves over the Border
FORECASTING HOME fashion trends is always a dicey bit of business. Butincreasingly, in the coming months and years, the United States will be looking to Mexico and points south for country casual inspiration.This movement represents the continued evolution...
More Than One Way to Teach Standard English
In response to the Jan. 10 ebonics editorial: I, too, am on the standard English bandwagon, but could we stop the pontificating and stop grossly oversimplifying the magnanimous task of teaching standard English to children who have social dialects.Yes,...
Motorists Wouldn't Smile for This Candid Camera
Motorists who speed or run stop signs in the city had better look out.If an alderman gets his way, those wayward drivers could be caught in the act even though a police officer may be nowhere to be found.Alderman Paul Beckerle, D-25th Ward, introduced...
Nebraska Mizzou Will Do a 2-Step
Normally, a coach never would commit - or admit it, anyway - the heresy of preparing for two games at once."You never do that," University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart said.But thanks to a scheduling oddity, that's just the burden - or is it a blessing?...
Nicole Kidman: A Study in Contrast
She's in `Portrait of a Lady' and is making a film with hubby Tom Cruise.* * *NICOLE Kidman may have been adorably wicked in "To Die For," but she's quite something else in "The Portrait of a Lady"- stiff, proper, passionate and completely contradictory....
Northern Snow Prompts Flood of Memories Here
The heavy snow that has all but buried the Dakotas will eventually work its way to St. Louis as river water.But it's too early to say whether that river water will spill over as flooding, says Jack Burns, a hydrologist here with the National Weather...
Open Door Policy
For three weeks this spring, St. Louis Mormons will open the doors of their new St. Louis Missouri Temple to the public."We hope as many as 200,000 people take tours," said Jean H. Mathews, a Mormon spokeswoman and a former state representative from...
Parkway S. Loses a Game of Inches
Parkway South's Kelly Sutton buried a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that tied Friday's game against Springfield Glendale 33-33 at halftime.So when 14 seconds were left in the game and South returned to the court after a timeout trailing 64-61, Lady Falcons...
Paxos Gets Spirit Npsl Leader Fines Coach and Team in Baltimore
Steve Paxos wasn't too happy when he found out the details surrounding the Jan. 5 game between the Cleveland Crunch and the Baltimore Spirit.Paxos, commissioner of the National Professional Soccer League, fined the Spirit $10,000, suspended Baltimore...
People
Fashion flashes:Watch out, Sports Illustrated! Victoria's Secret will issue a swimsuit catalog next month. On the cover a barely topped TYRA BANKS,. Insiders include NAOMI CAMPBELL and YASMEEN GHOURI.Designer Narciso Rodriguez turned over to CAROLYN...
People & Events
TODAYTalk: "The Messianic Idea: Messianism and Resurrection in Judaism" by Rabbi Aaron Borow; 11:30 a.m., Nusach Hari-B'nai Zion Congregation, 8630 Olive Boulevard, University City. Free and open to the public.Film: "Jesus," a Biblically authentic feature-length...
Pets, Nice Furnishings Can Cohabit Peacefully
WE ALL CAN'T be like the Vanderbilts - the rich truly are different from us. Who else would order a rug in earth tones with a design to look like pet stains?The Vanderbilts, of course, according to Tom Myers, owner of Devon Services at the Boston Design...
Pilot Passes out, Woman Takes over; Both Die in Crash Carbon Monoxide Suspected
A woman passenger with no flying experience who took control of a small plane after the pilot passed out was killed along with the pilot in the crash when she too lost consciousness.Both apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.The plane went...
Planters Offer Little Protection from Cold
Q: I always thought of pansies as a spring flower, but I transplanted some last fall into a planter on my porch. It's about a foot deep and 8 inches wide. I'm concerned that they may have been injured in the recent cold spell. They were only partly covered...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSMadison County: A woman from Staunton was killed and her brother injured Friday when their car crashed head-on into a pickup on Illinois Route...
Police Question Witnesses in Slaying of Cosby's Son
A friend who went to help Ennis Cosby fix a flat tire told police she drove off when she saw a suspicious man. When she returned minutes later, she found Bill Cosby's son dead, a newspaper reported Friday.Police also have a second witness, a private...
Prayers for Racial Harmony Will Honor Martin Luther King Jr
Hundreds of area churches, synagogues and mosques are offering special prayers for racial harmony this weekend in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."Peace with justice and reconciliation of the races" were King's most important ideals, said...
Rebels Release 1 Hostage, Citing Medical Reasons
The Tupac Amaru rebels stood firm on their demand for freedom for comrads in Peruvian jails.* * * *Rebels holding hostages in a Japanese embassy residence released their first captive in 17 days Friday as the Peruvian government said it was ready...
Record Payday for Holyfield in Tyson Rematch
Evander Holyfield is on the verge of the richest one-night stand in entertainment history - between $35 million and $40 million for a rematch against Mike Tyson on May 3, Kentucky Derby day."It will be the biggest purse, not only in sports history, but...
Rodman Suspended 11 Games by League
Dennis Rodman booted a courtside photographer, and on Friday the NBA kicked back.Rodman, the flamboyant Chicago Bulls forward, was given the second-longest suspension in league history. The NBA ordered him to sit out at least 11 games, undergo counseling...
Romance in Computer Age
"THE VENETIAN'S WIFE":A Strangely Sensual Tale of a Renaissance Explorer, a Computer, and a MetamorphosisBy Nick Bantock (132 pages, Chronicle Books, $22.95) Nick Bantock, if not stretching himself creatively, has tried at least to keep up with the times....
Salinger to Offer 1st Book since '63
The fiercely reclusive J.D. Salinger is coming out with his first book in 34 years in a literary coup for a tiny Virginia publishing house that apparently shares his passion for privacy.Orchises Press, which lists no street address or phone number and...
Sanchez Vicario Falls
Van Roost overcomes a 2-5 deficit in the third set to upset the No. 2 seed.*****In a skid for months, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario suffered her earliest exit from a Grand Slam event in five years today at the Australian Open - against a player who never has...
Searchers Find Girls Alive on Minus 10 Degree Night
Three-year-old twin sisters who apparently woke up during the night and decided to go out to play were found in a stupor early Friday, huddled together in an alley in the 10-below-zero cold.Jennifer and Kourtney Woracek were wearing only pants and light...
Seifert out; Shaw Nears Decision Coaching Search Apparently Narrows to Gilbride, Mora
Team President John Shaw closed his Friday press briefing with the following "invitation" to the assembled reporters at Rams Park: "Probably on Sunday, I'll see one or two or all of you guys."In other words, if all goes smoothly over the next 24 hours,...
Shirley Temple Dolls Keep Famous Dimples in Limelight
TELEVISION RERUNS have introduced new generations to early movies and TV shows, sparking interest in the toys and furnishings from the 1930s, '40s, '50s and '60s.One movie star who remains popular with fans of all ages is Shirley Temple. The actress,...
Ski Midwest! Tips for First-Time, Once-a-Year Skiers Who Want to Stay Close to Home
Pop Quiz: Name the last Midwesterner to win an Olympic medal in an Alpine skiing event.Answer: None. It was a trick question. Well, actually, anyone with a hint of topographical knowledge could tell you that since the Midwest has nothing remotely resembling...
Some of the Pitfalls of Having Famous Name
BEING a chip off the old block may be one thing, but try being a chip off two. That's what happened to Tony Goldwyn, a gifted actor who co-starred in the humongous money-maker "Ghost," and immediately high-tailed it back to New York before he was infected...
Spelling Is at It Again
PROLIFIC producer Aaron Spelling is at it again.The man behind such hit prime-time soaps as "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place," is developing another series around another ritzy Los Angeles neighborhood. This time out he's going a few miles farther...
Sports Shorts
Record Payday For Holyfield In Tyson RematchEvander Holyfield is on the verge of the richest one-night stand in entertainment history - between $35 million and $40 million for a rematch against Mike Tyson on May 3, Kentucky Derby day."It will be the...
Sports Shorts
Record Payday For Holyfield In Tyson RematchEvander Holyfield is on the verge of the richest one-night stand in entertainment history - between $35 million and $40 million for a rematch against Mike Tyson on May 3, Kentucky Derby day."It will be the...
Spring in Your Mailbox
REMEMBER THOSE HOT, hazy days last summer? R. Todd Davis loved them.He was out with his camera and tripod, shooting some of the pictures you're getting in the mail this month. Thanks to Davis and other talented photographers, turning the pages of those...
Star and Peace: Hull Relishes Chance to Shine, Declines to Talk about Keenan
In recent years, Blues star Brett Hull has created plenty of excitement at the National Hockey League All-Star Game.Sometimes on the ice, but most often off the ice.Take 1992 in Philadelphia. Hull won the Most Valuable Player award and a pickup truck...
Sweet-Scented Freesias Make Cheerful Indoor Plants
YOUR NOSE IS USUALLY first to know that there's a pot of freesias nearby, for the flowers' sweet scent fills every corner of the room. Then the petals - soft cheery blues, reds and yellows - catch your eye.Freesia bulbs are readily forced indoors.The...
Tax Credits Backed by Private Colleges
An organization that represents Missouri's private colleges and universities has endorsed Gov. Mel Carnahan's plan to give tax credits of up to $1,500 to help cover the cost of a college education.Carnahan met Friday with members of the Association of...
The Big Easy - as 1, 2, 3
A guide on how to fit in while cruising the streets of New Orleans during Super Bowl week.* * * *This is just another in a long line of public-service columns. Going to New Orleans for Super Bowl XXXI? From those of us who already have Super-Bowled...