St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 19, 1997

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Adventure for Adventure's Sake
"THE SEA HUNTERS: TRUE ADVENTURES WITH FAMOUS SHIPWRECKS"By Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo (3 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster Audio, $18)The authors are the kind of men who seem driven to piece together old mysteries of the sunken variety. Unlike their...
Adventurer Faces Final Hours of His Balloon Odyssey
His epic flight apparently nearing an end, balloonist Steve Fossett was hoping Saturday to get to India or Thailand before a fuel shortage forces him to abort his planned around-the-world odyssey.In a message faxed to his flight team in Chicago, a cheery...
Aerostar Nears End of the Road, While New GM Plant Set to Open a Few Big Changes Are in Store for Area's Auto Scene
Ford will follow through this year on plans to discontinue its Aerostar minivan, says the head of the union at the plant in Hazelwood, the only place where Ford has ever built the van.This will also be the year that General Motors opens its new, $110...
Ambush Top Milwaukee as Npsl Rivalry Brews
The best brand of brew is one subject guaranteed to stoke a civic disagreement between the beer burgs of St. Louis and Milwaukee.Now, though, the cities have brewed up at least a micro-rivalry of another sort: their National Professional Soccer League...
A Novel Worth the Long Wait
ERRANDSA novel by Judith Guest335 pages, Ballantine, $25 JUDITH GUEST WRITES in an introductory note: "I read once that those founding fathers who came to explore the New World called their mission `an errand into the wilderness.' I can only think that...
Art of the Deal: Bank's Paintings Are Pure Missouri
Memo to Hugh McColl of NationsBank:As you surely know, the community is not exactly thrilled that you bought Boatmen's Bank.Part of that is our fault. This is a city with a very fragile ego - some might say we have an inferiority complex - and we are...
At Nationsbank, Rich Are Different from One Another Trust Unit Has 3 Tiers of Service
There are the well-off, the very well off and the really rich.And they'll get different tiers of service as NationsBank changes how things are done at Boatmen's Trust Co.That's one of the changes going on as NationsBank melds Boatmen's giant mutual fund,...
At the Movies
NEW Everyone Says I Love You (R; 1:41): The songs are terrific, the vocals less so in Woody Allen's first musical, but mainly what we have is an entertainingly sunny movie about love in New York, Paris and Venice that people who like Woody Allen movies...
At the Theater
Benjamin's Web: A boy uses his love of computers to help him overcome his fear of spiders. Muny First Stage. St. Louis Children's Theatre Connection, St. Louis Art Museum auditorium, Forest Park. 652-5213. Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.David Parker: The...
Baby-Food Firms Risking Infant Lives, U.N. Says
The United Nations Children's Fund has accused global baby-food companies of putting infant lives at risk by aggressively promoting breast-milk substitutes.It named Gerber, a subsidiary of Switzerland's Sandoz AG, Mead Johnson, Nestle AG, Nutricia and...
Big Lineup Is Set for Metro East Youth Golf Benefit
The phenomenon known as Tiger Woods is having a large impact on the golf community as a whole, especially the younger set. And that influence might be especially so in the African-American sector, might be, that is, if the access and exposure was there.The...
Bodine Truck Team Has New Binding Relationship
In NASCAR, the battle cry is "win on Sunday and sell on Monday."Companies that sell everything from breakfast cereal to laundry soap - plus beer, tobacco, tires, a cable television channel and professional wrestling - want their names on the race cars.Product...
Books in Brief
When you pick up a Ken Follett thriller, you never know which Ken Follett you're going to get. If you're lucky, you get the Ken Follett who wrote the scary "Eye of the Needle." If your luck is on empty, you get the Ken Follett who wrote the dreadful...
Both Devines Saw the Talent Shannon Had
If the unrelated Devines, Bing and Dan, hadn't turned from antagonists into kissing cousins, Bob Harlan still might be cranking out publicity releases for the baseball Cardinals, and Mike Shannon might be waiting in a restaurant rather than owning one....
Briefs
DELTA ROCKAir Force Investigates Destruction Of RocketAn investigation was under way Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Fla., into the spectacular explosion of an unmanned Delta II rocket. The Air Force named a nine-member investigative board to look into the...
Bugsy Who? Las Vegas Prospers but Plays Down Its History
LONG BEFORE phony barges navigated a chlorinated Nile, before lava-less volcanoes erupted on schedule, before make-believe pirates sailed the desert, there was Bugsy.Fifty years ago last month, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel opened the Flamingo Hotel. He set...
California Golden Seals Hand Short but Colorful History
Former goalie Gary Simmons remembers the night the lowly Washington Capitals celebrated the only road win of their 1974-75 expansion season by parading a trash can as an anti-Stanley Cup around the Oakland ice.Ex-public relations director Len Shapiro...
Cal QB Boosts His NFL Stock with 3-Td Quarter in Senior Bowl
Just a few days after California sent a coach to the pros, a Cal quarterback showed National Football League scouts that he should be a pretty good fit there, too.Pat Barnes threw for three touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday to lead the North...
Cancer in Servicewomen in Vietnam War Spurs Study 10,000 Who Served in Gulf War Included
With female Vietnam War veterans dying of uterine and pancreatic cancer at higher rate than civilians, the federal government has launched its first comprehensive survey of the health effects of military service on women.Commissioned by the Defense and...
Capital Puts Fights Aside to Swear in President but a Visitor Needn't Search Far for Party Skirmishing
As President Bill Clinton gets ready to be sworn in Monday for his second term, this city is preparing to set aside - at least for the moment - the investigations, mini-scandals and ugly political in-fighting that have dominated the air for the past...
Caribbean Resorts Put out `Winter Sale' Signs
IT'S HIGH season in the Caribbean, but you wouldn't necessarily know it from the prices.A mild start to winter in some sections of the country, uncertainty about lingering hurricane damage to various islands and competition from new cruise ships for...
Carney Lansford May End Up as Cardinals' Gatekeeper at Third
The Cardinals have made very few changes in their roster during the offseason but manager Tony La Russa isn't through tinkering with his coaching staff. First, Ron Hassey went to Arizona, to be replaced by former Florida manager Rene Lachemann, who coached...
Case of Golden Buddha Tops List of Big Damage Awards
It sounds like an Indiana Jones movie: Gold and gems worth billions of dollars is looted during World War II, hidden in secret tunnels, discovered by a treasure hunter and then stolen by a ruthless dictator.Decades later, the deposed dictator flees to...
Challenge to Brady Law Is Biggest Case before High Court
Since the Supreme Court in the 1930s first tried to cripple and then affirm the federal government's far-reaching power over interstate commerce, constitutional scholars have mostly assumed that federal primacy was a settled issue in our political system....
China Assures Asia, U.S. It Has No Goal of Rivalry
A senior Chinese official has reassured critics in Asia and the United States concerned that China's swift growth will transform it into a military power rivaling the United States for regional leadership."Our country currently does not pose a threat...
Cities Taxing Travelers to Fund Sports Arenas
THOUGH only 5 percent of 1996 trips included a sporting event, 17 U.S. cities are taxing travelers - or considering it - to pay for new stadiums or arenas, the Travel and Tourism Government Affairs Council says."Cities are socking it to travelers either...
Clinton Can't Stem Rightward Trend
In his first Inaugural Address President Bill Clinton packed in a congestion of cliches. There was "a call," issued from a "mountaintop," to "service in the valley." There were "trumpets," too, and an assurance that "we have changed the guard." Still,...
Colorado Storms Past Cyclones, Eyes Top 25
Chauncey Billups scored 17 points, and Colorado made a bid for its first national ranking in 28 years with a 70-45 victory over No. 8 Iowa State in a Big 12 Conference game Saturday in Boulder, Colo.The victory was Colorado's seventh in a row - the first...
Conrad's Life: Relatively Magical
`RELATIVITY" has all the markings of a contemporary fairy tale.On a visit to Rome, Leo Roth, a handsome working-class guy, meets Isabel Lukens, a pretty young woman engaged to be married, and sweeps her off her feet.They return to Los Angeles, where...
Contact Conflict Suit, Rule Change Could Make Lens Shopping an Easier Task
While a new pair of soft contact lenses is almost sure to sharpen the letters on the eye chart, the search for an inexpensive supply of replacement lenses may send consumers back into a cross-eyed blur.Consumers who want to price-shop for disposable...
Cosby's Slain Son Worked toward Plan to Help Youth Learn
Ennis Cosby overcame dyslexia and was determined to start a school and clinic of his own to help other less-fortunate youngsters overcome learning disabilities."He was my hero," said a grim-faced Bill Cosby, shortly after learning that his only son had...
Daisy Helps Northern Iowa Plant Siuc
Jason Daisy scored 27 points as Northern Iowa held off Southern Illinois-Carbondale 79-77 in a Missouri Valley Conference game Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa.Northern Iowa (8-5 overall, 4-2 in the MVC) led 63-55 on a Daisy 3-pointer with 7 minutes 10...
Detroit's Big 3 See Huizenga as Auto Industry Heavyweight
This city is buzzing lately about Wayne Huizenga, not about the glittering cars and gorgeous on-stage models at the North American International Auto Show.Detroit is in the midst of a retail revolution that's as profound as Wal-Mart's conquest of the...
Don't Change Rules on Salary Package
One down, one to go. Acting with admirable speed, the Missouri House has voted down overly generous pay raises for legislators and judges that had been recommended by the Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation. Similar action by the Missouri Senate...
Doug Williams Is Seeking a Second Super Legacy
Most everyone thought Doug Williams would return to Grambling University and wait for Eddie Robinson's retirement after the 1997 football season. Then the favorite son would become coach."Everyone was thinking for me," Williams said with a smile. "But...
Dreams & Details Members of Congress Have High Hopes, Different Priorities
IT MAY BE the idealism of a political newcomer, the naivete of an outsider or the can-do spirit of a Midwesterner, but Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., believes important work will actually get done in a congressional session that has begun inauspiciously.Despite...
Ebola Suspected in Ancient Mystery Plague Symptoms Recall 2500-Year-Old Epidemic
The plague struck a city at war, crowded with livestock and refugees. It began with a fever. The victims' eyes turned bloodshot, and their mouths and tongues began to bleed. They coughed, vomited, retching violently. They had sores, a burning sensation...
Edwardsville Completes Weekend Sweep 52-48
Edwardsville High and its coach, Mike Waldo, passed their weekend test with flying colors.After beating East St. Louis Lincoln 46-44 in overtime Friday night, Edwardsville beat visiting Alton 52-48 Saturday night at Joe Lucco Gymnasium in a Southwestern...
Embattled Car Owner: Racing as Usual in '97
On Dec. 4 NASCAR's top team owner, Rick Hendrick, was indicted by a federal grand jury for money laundering and fraud. Two days later, he walked into a NASCAR banquet worried about how his racing colleagues would receive him."A lot of those people are...
Evening Paper in Phoenix Closes after 116 Years of Publication
Like Baltimore, Houston and St. Louis before it, Phoenix is joining the ranks of America's one-newspaper towns with the closing of its afternoon paper.The Phoenix Gazette ceased publication Saturday after 116 years, having become an anachronism in a...
Events across Area Will Honor Dr. King
Following is a selected list of events here honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:TODAYSchool children and adults will decorate the statue of Dr. King in Fountain Park with a 14-foot ivy garland. Talks on peace and justice follow. Noon at the...
Experts Fear Boys Are Left Behind as Girls Are Helped
After half a decade of programs and school policies designed to right wrongs to girls, a growing number of voices are saying the effort has shortchanged the boys.Some of the developments:Several studies indicating that the problems boys have in reading...
FAA Unveils System to End Blackouts Computers Target Air Control Fright Nights
You've got up to 40 blips - representing airplanes traveling hundreds of miles an hour - crawling across your radar screen when the computer goes DING!Suddenly you lose the information that helps you guide those blips safely through the sky."That's the...
Federal Agency Extends Help to Cut-Off Chemical Abusers
The Department of Health and Human Services has quietly extended the free health insurance of about 100,000 drug addicts and alcoholics who lost their disability benefits this month.In emergency regulations issued last week, the department ensured that...
Federko, Ramage Get a Rush among Hockey's Heroes
It was just like the old days.Former Blues teammates Bernie Federko and Rob Ramage sat side by side in a locker room at San Jose Arena on Friday night, teammates once again.Sweat dripped from their brows after they reprised their careers in the 30-minute...
Feminists Can Reject Some Claims
A recent morning paper carried the tales of two presidencies. The first is set in the White House where the president of the United States awards a Medal of Honor to a black World War II veteran. "History," says the commander in chief "is made whole...
Few People Operate on Balanced Budgets
It is fascinating to note the rhetorical opposition of most Americans to much that is routinely supported in practice. Equally intriguing are the universally held positions that reflect theater-of-the absurd assumptions that would be discarded following...
For Ideas, Not Innuendo
For the first time in St. Louis history, the two major candidates in the usually decisive Democratic mayoral primary are black: incumbent Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and former police chief Clarence Harmon. That situation in itself marks the upcoming mayoral...
From Sumo Ring to Stock Market, Women Branch out in Japanese Work Force, Opportunities Rise - and Stereotypes Fall
Tokuko Saito will soon shove her way into a world that for more than 1,000 years has been an exclusively male domain. She is training to be a sumo wrestler.At 5-foot-3, 154 pounds and 45 years of age, Saito hardly inspires comparison to male wrestlers,...
Gateway to Success Quenneville Took Long, Winding Road to St. Loo
Elizabeth Quenneville prefers the seats across from the players' bench. From that vantage point, she can best study her husband.To the untrained eye, Joel Quenneville is a clean-cut guy with salt-and-pepper hair, a thick mustache and a cleft in his chin...
Gilbride Stuns Rams, Charges to San Diego So What's Next? Mora, or Maybe More Candidates
As a Houston Oilers assistant, Kevin Gilbride once was on the receiving end of a sideline punch by Buddy Ryan. Late Friday night, it was Gilbride who administered a telling blow to the Rams.The Rams offered their coaching job to Gilbride, offensive coordinator...
Gingrich Fight Could Drag out Some Democrats Call on Speaker to Resign
House Republican leaders hope to put Speaker Newt Gingrich's ethics controversy to rest Tuesday with a vote to punish him for admitted transgressions.Senior Democrats don't intend to let it go that quickly.In this new phase of an old struggle, it's up...
Gingrich's Pattern of Behavior Assailed Penalty More Damning Than Expected
Speaker Newt Gingrich's misuse of tax-exempt funds for a politically tinged college course reflected a pattern of years of "disregard and lack of respect for the standards of conduct" a congressman should follow.So spoke a House ethics subcommittee Friday....
Golden Eagles Put More Tarnish on Billikens
It could feel lonely being The One. Jeff Harris is battling that feeling, as well as several others.He's the obvious link to the recently glorious days of St. Louis University basketball, a sophomore starter at the end of the season two years ago when...
Gorbachev Gets His Revenge Ex-Soviet Leader Paints Himself as Isolated Reformer
MEMOIRSBy Mikhail Gorbachev769 pages, Doubleday, $35 AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS BOTH the highest form of flattery, and a fine vehicle for revenge. In this lengthy account of his life and six years at the apex of world power, Mikhail Gorbachev refers to the notes...
Graf Can't Take the Heat, Wilts Grand Slam Streak Ends at 45 Matches as Top Seed Falls
Steffi Graf's 45-match winning streak in Grand Slam events ended Sunday at the Australian Open as she fell to the oppressive heat and Amanda Coetzer 6-2, 7-5.Graf, who had won all six majors she entered in the past two years, failed to reach the quarterfinals...
Gymnasts Joust for `Juliet' at Mizzou
There's much ado about gymnastics at the Hearnes Center, as the University of Missouri makes its home stage debut Sunday in the seventh annual Shakespeare's Festival.Surrounded by all the flourish of the medieval marketplace - 77 arts and crafts booths...
Hawks Win 16th in Row at Home
Mookie Blaylock scored 26 points and led a third-quarter run that helped the Atlanta Hawks win their ninth consecutive game, 94-71 over Milwaukee on Saturday night.Atlanta extended its longest winning streak of the season and matched Chicago for the...
He Says `Yeah, I'd Probably Mess around If Girls Were Here. You Know, to Impress Them'
THE ONLY THINGS that look feminine at Christian Brothers College high school in Clayton are the pink lockers on the first floor.And even they're deceptive. The lockers were orange, a popular color 20 years ago when the school redecorated. Sunlight has...
Hide Away from Winter in Luxury
WHO WOULD go to Chicago in January? Anyone who could snuggle up at the Four Seasons Hotel for a weekend, that's who.Its Winter Hideway Weekend package offers deluxe room for two, use of the health club, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, a room-service...
Honesty Pays Folks Who Returned Lost Cash Get Free Trip to Disney World
Honesty pays - big time. Ask Herbert Tarvin and Faye McFadden, the only people who returned loot scooped up a week ago when a Brink's truck crashed and showered an Overtown street with hundreds of thousands of dollars.Since the 11-year-old returned 85...
How Sweet It Is
Dr. Paul E. Lacy and Don Smith struggled with diabetes for 30 years. In Smith's case, the disease, at times, stole his sight and the use of his kideys. For Lacy, a cure became a career-long quest. Today the two can claim a victory.WHEN Don Smith got...
Icy Ocean on Moon of Jupiter Could Mean Life Potential
Startling new close-up photos of Europa, one of Jupiter's big moons, show what appears to be an ice-covered ocean, a discovery that could greatly increase the odds of our finding life elsewhere.The new images were taken by the spacecraft Galileo Dec....
Improv Possibilities with a Local Connection
A LITTLE over a week ago, a story I wrote about improvisational comedy ran in the Everyday section. I got some phone calls afterwards from people who were nice enough to say that they liked it, and wondered where they could catch some of the local improv...
Inaugural Souvenirs Run the Gamut
At President William Henry Harrison's inauguration in 1841, souvenir-hunters lined up to buy miniature log cabins full of whisky - symbolic of Harrison's professed love of sipping on the porch.Memorabilia for President Bill Clinton's second inauguration...
Independents' Day in the Sun Non-Hollywood Films Bask in the Glow of Favored-to-Win
AMERICAN movies have never looked better at the box office, or worse in the race for major Academy Awards.In the year that ended Dec. 31, a record $5.76 billion worth of tickets were sold at movie theaters in this country and Canada. That's an increase...
India, China, Brazil Will Be Home to Next Wave of Car Plants
In the next two decades, automakers will build twice as many cars and trucks as they have in the past 25 years, forecasts a man who tracks such production around the globe. But don't look for much of that new production to originate in North America.Max...
Inquiry Focuses on Chief of Post Office, Coca-Cola
The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon and a proposal that would have given the Coca-Cola Co. exclusive rights to install vending machines in the nation's post offices.A deal allowing machines in the lobbies of 40,000...
Investigation Focuses on Postmaster General, Proposal to Coca-Cola
The Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon and a proposal that would have given the Coca-Cola Co. exclusive rights to install vending machines in the nation's post offices.A deal allowing machines in the lobbies of 40,000...
Irsay Was Tragic Individual Who Didn't Know How to Act in Public
Most of those sitting in judgment of Robert Irsay never knew him. The validation of the record, from a spiritual perspective, will be left to a higher power. This is not to infer that those of us who met him along life's troubled highway are guilty of...
It's a Mind-Blowing Ride for Solo Spirit Support Crew
In the early morning hours as most of this frozen city slept, Bruce Comstock stood inside a small, cluttered meeting room in the heart of downtown and focused on a large wall map of the world.He planted his left index finger almost in the center of North...
It Was a Tall Order, but Po Wins Olympic Champion Can't Shake Loss of 15-13 Tie-Breaker
Close to quitting tennis in disgust not long ago, Kimberly Po gained her greatest victory Sunday when she upset surprisingly listless Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Davenport in the Australian Open.Po outlasted No. 7 Davenport to win one of the longest...
Just Call Him Wolfgang Ama-Dave-Us
TO BE HONEST, I had completely forgotten that in a former life I was Mozart. You know how certain things tend to slip your mind, like where you left your car keys, or the fact that you used to be a brilliant Austrian composer who died in 1791? Well,...
Just like Old Times for Hull, Shanahan
On the Western Conference bench, Guy Hebert watched the play develop on the other end of the ice with a sense of nostalgia.The Blues' Brett Hull fired a backhand pass off the boards to Brendan Shanahan in the slot, and Shanahan hammered the puck past...
Just the Place for Your Pet's Golden Years
Like many homes for the aged, the Golden Years Retirement Home is expected to include a carefully landscaped setting, a professionally staffed clinic and individualized dietary plans.But Golden Years also will have scratching posts, climbing ledges,...
Kennedy Center Puts Human Face on Space
THEY'RE all part of the fantasy land that makes up tourism in central Florida: the menacing gorilla who's taller than a skyscraper, the cuddly killer whale who kisses on demand and, of course, that famous four-fingered cartoon mouse.But here's something...
Kings' Carril Says He Can't Get Close to Players in NBA
Twenty-nine seasons at Princeton, Pete Carril never had a desk to call his own.He does now."And it's messy, too," said Carril, in his first season as an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings. "All the years I was coaching at Princeton, I didn't want...
King's Words Speak to Today
IT'S THAT TIME again.Martin Luther King Day is tomorrow, and once more everyone is pulling out all the stops.The TV documentaries, the school programs, the celebrations and church services, all honoring the man who had a dream. But as the years go by,...
Landfill's Methane Heating Pattonville High Student Club Encouraged Cash-Saving Project
Student Gary Chyi is getting a lesson in applied science and staying warm at the same time.Pattonville High School, where Chyi is a senior, is the nation's first public high school to mine a landfill's methane gas for heat.A 3,600-foot pipeline carries...
Life in Suburbs Can Be Nutty Clever Comedy about Modern Family Also a Novel of Manners
THE ERROR OF OUR WAYSA novel by David Carkeet275 pages, Holt, $25 JEREMY COOK is back. For fans of St. Louis-area novelist David Carkeet, that is good news. For readers unfamiliar with Carkeet's novels, an explanation is in order. Unfortunately, there...
Limon Company Demonstrates Founder's Work Remains Fresh, Vibrant
Jose Limon has been dead a long time, and the company that bears his name is now half a century old, yet the retrospective of Limon choreography presented at the Fox Theatre Friday night remains fresh, vibrant and faithful to the master's vision.The...
Lopez out to Regain Winning Feeling
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 F lorida...
Lyme Disease Responds Well to Antibiotics
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband tested positive for Lyme disease. We know what it is, but we have not been given too many answers to our questions.Is it cured with medication? Does it leave aftereffects one should look for?Most readers are familiar with...
Many Skeptical of Taping of Gingrich's Phone Call Amazing Coincidences or Coordinated Campaign?
A Florida couple's account of how they taped House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his lieutenants in a cellular telephone call has raised doubts among industry executives and Republican members of Congress.John and Alice Martin's story is one of amazing coincidences...
Missouri Can't Shuck 'Huskers
An early rash of turnovers doomed the skittish Missouri women's basketball team to its seventh consecutive loss and its fifth successive loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.Led by a career-high 31 points from guard Anna DeForge and a school record-tying...
Mizzou Lands in Sorry State 76-53 Loss at Nebraska among Tigers' Worst
Earlier this week, University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart assessed his wheezing team thusly:"We're close. We're close to being as good as we can be," he said. "Where that puts us, I don't know."Interpretation: In a rather alarming place. Nebraska...
Mizzou Lands in Sorry State 76-53 Loss at Nebraska among Tigers" Worst
Earlier this week, University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart assessed his wheezing basketball team thusly:"We're close. We're close to being as good as we can be," he said. "Where that puts us, I don't know."Interpretation: In a rather alarming place....
Modern Gems, Close to Home Washington U. Shows off Its Stuff
FOR many reasons, both good and bad, the 20th century has been the American century.One extraordinary triumph is our establishing our culture as the center of the visual arts in the West.There are many reasons for our achievement, and being rich is only...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Upon Further Review loves feisty fans. But the boosters of Viterbese, a third division soccer team in Italy, may have gotten a bit too demonstrative after their team lost four matches in a row.It seems a groundsman found 11 wooden crosses - three feet...
Mr. Gingrich's Tarnished Ethics
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has no reason to celebrate the report on his ethical transgressions that was released to the House ethics committee on Friday. The report and testimony by special counsel James Cole to the ethics hearing was surprisingly...
New Orleans Blowouts a Super Bowl Way of Life
With three seconds left in the first quarter of the 1990 Super Bowl, Brent Jones caught a 3-yard pass from Joe Montana to give San Francisco a 13-3 lead over Denver."It's over," said Bill Walsh, who had stepped down as the 49ers' head coach as leading...
Nhl All-Star Games Were Not Always So Nice
Fans attending the NHL All-Star Game Saturday in San Jose Arena could look forward to a show. Indoor fireworks, lights, lasers and raucous music provide a backdrop as hockey's most popular and skilled millionaires perform a three-hour skate absent of...
Nhl Shooting Stars Leave Goalies Blank East Wins Offensive Extravaganza 11-7
It was open season on the goalies in the 47th National Hockey League All-Star game Saturday night.The Eastern Conference pounded the West 11-7 as the NHL's midseason "classic" reverted to the offensive form displayed before the comparative defensive...
No. 7 Gophers Stifle Ohio St
Eric Harris scored 16 points and Sam Jacobson added 14, but it was their defensive play in the closing minutes that lifted No. 7 Minnesota over Ohio State 73-67 Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.Bobby Jackson added 10 points and seven assists for Minnesota...
No Bibby Family Reunion: Dad Coaches against Son
By way of cosmic intersection and hoops happenstance, the private lives of the Henry Bibbys were put on public display Thursday night, for the cost of admission.Arizona versus USC, a story of love, betrayal and a crossover dribble, comes as close as...
Notes/calendar
NOTEBOOKThe Lake Ozark Bassers will have a nine-tournament season this year beginning Feb. 9 and ending with the Classic in October. One tournament will be held on Truman Lake, one at Pomme De Terre and the rest on Lake of the Ozarks.For more information...
Not Your Typical Jacque Jayhawks' Vaughn Breezes on Road Less Traveled
Jacque Vaughn is an embodiment of exuberance, a persnickety perfectionist and the linchpin and torque force of the best college basketball team in the nation.There are not unrelated traits in Vaughn, the Kansas University's monument to the vanishing...
Oh, Baby, Swoopes Can Flat-Out Play
She was billed as the Michael Jordan of women's basketball and anybody who has seen her game knows why.Sheryl Swoopes can flat-out play. She has a great jump shot, an NCAA championship trophy, an Olympic gold medal, a winning smile and a way of gliding...
Our Media Elite Know How to Pile on Trash
ALTHOUGH he's portrayed as a sexual creep, President Bill Clinton isn't the only one who should be embarrassed by the Paula Jones case.The Washington media elite ought to be cringing. So should many of those former liberals who now call themselves politically...
Paul Tsongas Dies; Ex-Senator Ran for President in 1992
Former Sen. Paul E. Tsongas, who rebounded from cancer to become the Democratic front-runner for president briefly in 1992, died Saturday (Jan. 18, 1997) of pneumonia. He was 55.Mr. Tsongas, who was hospitalized Jan. 3 with a liver problem related t...