St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 27, 1997

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50-Yard Line Seats for Otsl Gala
AT A TIME when civic leaders and governmental planners are emphasizing the importance of regional cooperation, charitable organizations are already leaping over geographical barriers.Opera Theatre of St. Louis, headquartered in Webster Groves, is headed...
Abortion-Related Death Spurs Activists' Pleas
The abortion-related death of a St. Louis woman could make abortion a more pressing issue during the final weeks of the 1997 session of the Missouri Legislature, anti-abortion activists say.A 22-year-old woman died Friday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital shortly...
A Canadian Invasion in Heart of Andretti Country Hometown Favorite Is Confident for Defense of Title at Nazareth
As all Canadians know, the National Hockey League playoffs are in high gear. But so, too, are Paul Tracy, Patrick Carpentier and Greg Moore.And they're moving fast.They compose an impressive contingent of Canadian drivers who are shooting for top spots...
After the Flood, North Dakota Will Again Need a Cultural Life
Dawn was still hours away on Sunday as I closed the car trunk and returned to the house to finish off my hoard of drinking water: one gallon for the orchids, a second to take with me.Since Christmas I had kept a few containers stashed away, seemingly...
A Lesson in Diversity
With voters and judges fanning opposition to affirmative action, a group of the nation's leading universities has taken up the issue and done what schools can do best: Teach by example. They have made a strong statement about the value of diversity in...
At the Movies
NEWLove and Other Catastrophes (R, sex; 1:19): First-time Australian director Emma-Kate Croghan turns most conventions inside out to present 24 hours in the lives of four Melbourne University students and their friends struggling with romantic and academic...
At the Theater
The Desperate Hours: Criminals invade a house and hold the people there hostage. Theatre Guild of Webster Groves, 517 Theater Lane 962-0876. May 2-4, 8-11.The Hilarious Hillbilly Massacre: A family reunion, but watch it with the moonshine. Piasa Productions....
Be Our Guest, Yemenis Tell Kidnap Victims Foreigners Become Pampered Political Pawns
When American diplomat Haynes Mahoney landed in the lair of Yemeni kidnappers, he was greeted with neither ransom demand nor brandished Kalashnikov.Instead, a poem was recited in his honor. It began, "Welcome, Mahoney, to Ma'rib . . ."In the land where...
Biggest Hospital Firm Called Angel, `Pac-Man' Columbia/hca Keeps Buying
Beth Marshall doesn't know much about Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. except that her 3-pound, premature son is being cared for by doctors and nurses at one of its 343 hospitals.When choosing the birthing center here at Columbia Centennial Medical Center,...
Billionaire Stayed the Course Robert Dedman Swings with Country Clubs
Robert H. Dedman became immensely wealthy by selling fun to the well-to-do."The more fun we have, the more money we make. The more money we make, the more fun we have," Dedman says with a chuckle about his business of country clubs, golf courses and...
Black Mayors, Past and Present, Address a Host of Questions
It could have been any candidates forum.The questions ranged from how to help the poor in light of welfare reform to their views on affirmative action.But this wasn't an ordinary panel at Harris-Stowe State College on Saturday. It was more like a who's...
Blacks' Skeletons at Jamestown Remains Unearthed Decades Ago Were Thought to Be Those of Indians
Smithsonian Institution scientists have discovered that four skeletons dug up decades ago at colonial Jamestown, Va., are among the oldest known remains of African-Americans. The bones, thought to date between 1650 and 1700, were originally classified...
Bodies in River a Scary Reminder for Kc Prostitutes `Avenue Girls' Suspect a Stalker: `Somebody We All Know Is Doing This'
A cold wind whipping her coal-black hair, a woman named Gee walked the block or so to Independence Avenue.It was 4 p.m., but she hadn't been up long. She bought coffee and took up her post for the afternoon rush hour.Gee, 37, is a prostitute and a crack...
Body Can Fare Well Sans Gallbladder
Dear Dr. Donohue: When the gallbladder is removed, where exactly does bile go, and how differently does the new system affect digestion? Could removal of the gallbladder give a person chronic indigestion, stomach gas and intolerance to fat? Does the...
Book Briefs
A striking, significant first book of poetry, "Infidelities" by Elise Paschen (76 pages, Story Line Press, $20; $10.95 paper) is a fresh departure in both range and style from most new verse. In 41 poems, many openly or subtly dealing with the theme...
Briefs
ST. LOUISCardinal Glennon Treating Female With MeningitisA spokeswoman at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital said Saturday that doctors are treating a female with meningitis. She confirmed the patient is Nicole Cordembent, and said Cordembent was in...
Briefs
ARMY SEX SCANDALStill No Verdict From Court-martial PanelThe six member court-martial panel in the rape trial of Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson recessed for the weekend after deliberating for five hours Saturday without reaching a verdict. The panel got the...
Brown University's Loss Won't End Title IX Game
Officials at Brown University probably feel like drivers prosecuted for going 10 miles over the speed limit while drunken motorists and road-ragers travel the freeways with virtual impunity.The Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed the Ivy League school's...
Budget Ax Falls on the Arts Cultural Contributions to Our National Life Can't Be Measured in Economic Terms Alone
The public debate over the National Endowment for the Arts has entered a new phase that focuses the issues more on economic than on cultural terms. Critics call for abolishing the agency in the name of reducing federal deficits while proponents argue...
Bullets' Howard at Home in 1st Round
Juice will be there. So will Juan. Marlo, Jay and Donnie. Vincent and Steve, too. The group of friends will join Juwan Howard's mother, his aunts and uncles, his cousins and his godparents in the seats at United Center to watch the Washington Bullets...
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ARTS? ; THEY STRENGTHEN THE REGION, THEY BUILD A GREATER SENSE OF COMMUNITY - AND THEY NEED HELP Series: On the Table Third in a Series of Periodic Discussions. {TYPE} ST. LOUIS CULTURAL ARTS
The participants in these discussionsThese are the participants in the third Post-Dispatch On The Table discussion:* Arthur Osver, 84, who taught painting for many years in the Fine Arts School at Washington University, and is now retired.* Ernestine...
Can an All-America Eclipse Miss America in Middle America?
If Orlando Pace remembers where he came from, he could be, just maybe, as big as Miss America.The Sandusky area lays claim to an array of talent - former professional basketball star Scott May and ex-football players Corey Croom, Tom Darden, Luther Henson...
Can You Dance a Question Mark? Poetry Collections for Children
Reviewed by Babette Morgan SO we set out to read some poems at bedtime to three should-have-been-sleepy children, and they wound up dancing on the floor - heads bouncing, shoulders swaying. They made up the moves as they went along.Be warned: The book...
Cardinals Run Dry Again Birds' Bats Brittle in Rockies' 4-2 Win
The Cardinals never trailed the Houston Astros by more than four games last season and eventually ran them down to win the National League Central Division title. After a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies before a large house of 45,681 Saturday at Busch...
Cards Find Rocky Road Back at Home
Once, they were routine road kill. The Colorado Rockies would hit any dusty trail headed for points outside the comfort of their Denver home only to turn up dead on arrival, flat, smelly as a dead skunk.The Rockies have changed.Now, they're really dangerous....
Changing TV Landscape
* DeGeneres comes out for real and on her sitcom. Here's some analysis of the hype surrounding it.THE walls at the Loading Zone are painted bleak black, the better to set off the multiple video screens that pop with endless, rapid-fire streams of familiar...
Charm on Chesapeake Bay
LUISE FIEBIG, dressed from head to toe like a Colonial milkmaid, is bustling along Prince George Street in Annapolis, Md., with this morning's flock of tourists trailing behind like dutiful goslings hugging close to Mother Goose.They are from Minnesota...
Chemical Treaty Had Political Costs in Exchange for Ratification, Concessions May Come out of Budget
President Bill Clinton went all-out to win Senate ratification of the chemical weapons treaty, and now the costs of his concessions could begin showing up in other areas - like the budget.Clinton's effort followed a historical pattern in which presidents,...
Closure: Lemieux, 3 Series
Mario Lemieux's great career came to an end Saturday night amid thunderous ovations from Philadelphia fans as the Flyers eliminated his Pittsburgh Penguins from the playoffs and sent the three-time NHL MVP into retirement.Lemieux had a goal and assist.The...
Clot-Busting Drugs Offer Hope to Stroke Sufferers
New clot-dissolving medicines are revolutionizing the way stroke patients are treated and, in rare cases, are saving the lives of people thought to be brain dead."We had one little girl who was 12" and suffered a stroke and "went from a near-comatose...
Coach, Blues Q Up for Game 6 Quenneville's Composure Has Been a Plus in Molding Team
With his team on the verge of elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs less than four months into his first head coaching job, you'd think Joel Quenneville might be a basket case on the eve of perhaps the Blues' final game this season.But he's not.The...
Czech Jet Sale: An Unlevel Playing Field
Missouri Sen. Christopher Bond, defense appropriations subcommittee chairman, is calling for an investigation into an apparent breach of U.S. embassy neutrality on weapons sales to the Czech Republic. On the other side of the Capitol, House Minority...
Dawkins Loves Coaching Girls Basketball Team
Chocolate Thunder, the man from Planet Lovetron, asks a question you never thought you'd hear. "Do you mind," Chocolate Thunder says, "if I marinate the meat while we talk?"With that, Darryl Dawkins stabs two large hunks of beef with a fork, plops them...
Dylan Back on Beale at Memphis in May
NO MATTER what the weather, Memphis is hot in May. The town heats up with music, spicy barbecue, a salute to Brazil and more during the city's annual Memphis in May International Celebration.The festivities begin next weekend with the Beale Street Music...
Fairness to Roosevelt's Memory
President Bill Clinton, so attuned to the demands of political correctness, has joined "advocates for the disabled" in calling for a statue of President Franklin Roosevelt in a wheelchair at the soon-to-be-inaugurated Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington.The...
Farmers, Small-Business Owners Lead Call for Estate-Tax Relief
If there's talk on Capitol Hill these days about cutting the federal estate tax, it's due in large part to people like Katie Delbar, a fifth-generation cattle rancher in Northern California.The tax - which can swallow 37 percent or more of an estate's...
Fate of 2 Men Illustrates Shifting of Power in India
This month, the jockeying to determine who would be India's next prime minister came down to two senior politicians, both 77, both old enough to have fought for independence from Britain, both veterans of the Congress Party that has ruled for 45 of the...
Forging a Bond Steel, Hammers, Heat Attract Blacksmiths - Practitioners of a Nearly Forgotten Art
When Tom Clark grabbed the peanut butter, the other blacksmiths started moving their trucks. Left in the middle of the newly opened field, Clark knelt over an anvil, covering its upturned underside with creamy peanut butter."Want some jelly with that?"...
For Mcgee, Hunt Was Thrill, Experts Say `Boss Man' Fit Profile of a Sexual Predator
Having sex with more than 100 women and girls probably wasn't that exciting for Darnell "Boss Man" McGee.McGee got turned on hunting down the perfect sexual partner.In that way, experts say, he fits the profile of a sexual predator. The term applies...
For Medics, Laughter Is the Best, Well, Medicine
His shock of white hair flying, Paul McGhee slams a tennis ball to the meeting room floor. It bounces limply. "Some days are tough," he says.He hurls another ball down. It dies with a dull thud. "And some days, it doesn't matter what you do," says McGhee....
Former Post-Dispatch Writer, Editor Stockton Deserving
When baseball tied a can in 1951 to commissioner A.B. "Happy" Chandler, nationally syndicated, Pulitzer-prize winning sports columnist Red Smith had a noble suggestion for successor to baseball's top job - J. Roy Stockton.Stockton, then sports editor...
From Kirkwood to Idaho, Bernsen Is Back
Carrying a suitcase with enough clothes to last three days and a plane ticket to Moscow, Idaho, Mark Bernsen began his search for yet another basketball coaching job.Three sport coats, two sweat suits and a few shirts and pants were among his fashion...
Fun at Work? It's Not an Oxymoron Corporate Comics Find Opportunity in Office Stress
Traci Mendez and her co-workers at Sprint posed with a duck and climbed a tree recently. Betty Kay and her office mates talked and wore clothes backwards during a monthly fun day at their conference call company.Frolic on the job? Company-sponsored laughs?...
Gingrich Meets with Residents in Floods He Says Aid Decisions Should Go to Locals
House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Grand Forks leaders that local people should make many of the decisions about how to spend federal aid for flood relief."This is a community of hard-working, frugal, common-sense people," Gingrich said Friday night. "Let...
Gop Legislator Accused Again of Drunken Driving Some Expect House Minority Leader Will Be Forced Out
Some Republican politicians predict that Missouri House Minority Leader Mark L. Richardson may be forced to step down from his leadership post in the wake of his arrest Friday night on charges of drunken driving and child endangerment.Richardson, R-Poplar...
Gop Legislator Accused Again of Drunken Driving Some Expect House Minority Leader Will Be Forced Out
Some Republican politicians predict that Missouri House Minority Leader Mark L. Richardson may be forced to step down from his leadership post in the wake of his arrest Friday night on charges of drunken driving and child endangerment.Richardson, R-Poplar...
Grand Area Landmark Comes Down in a Puff of Dust
The 10-story Beaumont Medical Complex in midtown St. Louis disappeared Saturday morning in a loud explosion and a dirty brown, mushroom-like cloud of dust.Three hundred pounds of dynamite had turned the building into a pile of rubble roughly three stories...
Group Bus Tours Are Convenient, Convivial for Older Travelers
PLANNING a vacation? Wouldn't it be great if you could avoid the hassles of deciphering maps and fighting traffic and let a chauffeur drive you to interesting destinations?You can, and you don't have to win the lottery. Millions of vacationing seniors...
Hale-Bopp's Long Visit Lights Up Record Book
Comet Hale-Bopp, sinking slowly toward the horizon, has set an all-time visibility record for comets - and could even double the previous mark. It may have set a second record as well, astronomers said Friday.This comet has been visible to the naked...
Hearn's Allegiance Now Sides with Cart
Richie Hearn has seen action on both sides in the continuing battle between Indy-car factions.Last year, he competed in the fledgling Indy Racing League, the circuit put together by Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George after a nasty split...
Heat Is on in Florida's NBA Rivalry
I really don't want to get into it with the Orlandoids.There have been far too many harsh words between Orlando and Miami. There's a natural rivalry between these two Florida cities, both of which have so much to be proud of:Miami has the ocean, the...
Herzog Foundation, Ault Aim at Youth Program
The Tiger Woods sensation has created a groundswell of interest in golf among minority youth, and youth in general. The problem is, where do all these kids turn to for exposure to golf.The situation is difficult on the St. Louis side of the river, where...
House Divided over State Money for Family Planning Majority Opposes Funds for Planned Parenthood
The House's anti-abortion majority, upset with the pro-choice governor for letting Planned Parenthood get family planning funding, wants to eliminate the whole service if courts say Missouri can't shut off money to the abortion provider.At stake is $6.5...
How Darnell "Boss Man" Mcgee's HIV Virus Could Spread Very Quickly
So far health officials say Darnell "Boss Man" McGee, who had the AIDS virus since 1992, has had sex with more than 100 women and girls in Missouri and Illinois. About a third - 30 women and some of their partners - have become infected with the AIDS...
How to Commemorate Fdr?
The memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt will be dedicated this week. There will be some controversy - just as controversy was a delectable part of his life. How should his disability be treated? Should it be ignored as he, in life, devoutly wished it to...
Hundreds of Americans to Fast in Support of North Koreans
Hundreds of people from California to Chicago to New York will fast on Saturday to raise money and to draw attention to the devastating famine in North Korea."We live in a country of plenty, and it's good for us to go hungry for one day so we can understand...
If You Go . .
Where To Stay: Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, Md. 21401, (410) 268-7555; Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis, Md. 21401, (410) 263-7777; Historic Inns of Annapolis, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, Md....
In Early Going, All Cubs Moves Are Going Wrong
To put it mildly, it has been a difficult year for Chicago Cubs President Andy MacPhail. Even though MacPhail increased the payroll to $40 million, he was in a town where the White Sox spent $55 million. So he was called cheap.Then he signed Kevin Tapani...
Inside the Big House Sorry, Not on the Tour
WELL as it is, the family never calls it a mansion.Today, it's used for parties and functions of some of the Busch heirs, mostly the six surviving children of Gussie and Gertrude Buholzer Busch, his third wife.Otherwise, it sits in empty splendor, with...
Interleague Play Facts
Games: Each team will play either 15 or 16 games against clubs in the other league. This first year, it will be AL West vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.Schedule: All interleague games will be played during three periods...
Irwin Remains on a Roll in Las Vegas
Hale Irwin doesn't want to think about his chances of winning four of his first seven tournaments on this year's Senior PGA Tour. When you're as hot as Irwin is, all you want to think about is your next round."I don't like to talk about things like that,"...
`It Felt like Home': More Are Making Move to Small Towns
The lure of bright lights and the big city. Exciting?It can be. But for an increasing number of Americans it's become too much of what once had been a good thing."We decided we wanted cleaner air, less crime and lower taxes," says Bette Schreiner. She...
Jesus, According to Norman Mailer Author's Moments of Depth Are Too Few in Ambitious `Gospel'
The Gospel According to the SonA novel by Norman Mailer243 pages, Random House, $22 **** SETTING HIMSELF UP to tell the "true truth" about Jesus, Norman Mailer poses a series of interesting questions, but never really reaches an adequate answer. Rather,...
Jets' Johnson Is Not Afraid to Get Right to the Point
Keyshawn Johnson is talking faster than he runs and the words coming out of him are as outrageous as some of his catches."Yeah, everything I said in the book is the truth, is what I believe," says the former USC All-America receiver, referring to his...
Job Market Will Look toward Baby Boomers, Think Tank Predicts Downsizing Is out; a New Trend Emerges
Older workers, often pushed out the door amid the corporate layoffs of the 1980s and 1990s, are likely to emerge over coming years as hot prospects in the job market.That's one of the main conclusions of a new study by the Hudson Institute, an influential...
Kentucky Lake Crappie Run Is Still Something Special
A generation ago, anglers across the Midwest flocked to Kentucky Lake in the spring to experience its fabulous crappie fishing.Blood River, Jonathan Creek, Paris Landing and other places on the immense reservoir in western Kentucky and Tennessee became...
Killer Wants New Trial after Report Faulted FBI Chemist in Case
It took two years and a sly undercover police officer to find the evidence that sent a genius to death row for murdering his neighbor by lacing her Coca-Cola with poison.Now, George Trepal wants a new trial based on a Justice Department report that says...
Knicks Defeat Hornets despite Rice's 39 Points
The New York Knicks withstood 39 points from Glen Rice and held the injury-depleted Charlotte Hornets without a field goal for more than 8 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter Saturday for a 100-93 victory in New York.It gave New York a 2-0 lead in the...
Knit Wits Mother-Daughter Team Build Catalog on Peru's Sweaters
Deep inside a century-old barn, on a stretch of land near this tiny town in eastern Kansas, a computer printer is spitting out invoices for customers in London and Kyoto.This is the same barn where Annie Hurlbut nearly broke her leg when she was 8 years...
Kurdish Asylum-Seekers on Guam Await Entry into New Life in U.S
Jamil Khalil Samin sat outside a concrete building that until recently housed officers at Andersen Air Force Base. He smiled at a group of Kurdish children playing in the street.Before coming to Guam from Iraq, he saw a lot of suffering, Samin said....
La Russa Sticking with Deshields
Delino DeShields, Tony La Russa's spring-training choice as his leadoff man, still is that choice despite DeShields was one for 25 before a ninth-inning single Saturday.DeShields is hitting .193, but La Russa said he hadn't considered such options as...
Leader's Stake in Riverboat Worried Lobbying Group
Gregory W. Baise, former Illinois secretary of transportation and one-time candidate for state treasurer, may have had an undocumented ownership stake in the Casino Queen in the early 1990s.The 1 percent stake - apparently just small enough that it didn't...
Letters about Plane Deals with Czechs Began in '96 Navy Emphasized Needto Treat Mcdonnell Fairly
As long ago as last August, Defense Department officials were concerned that the U.S. Embassy in the Czech Republic wasn't giving McDonnell Douglas Corp. a fair shake in selling planes to the Czech military.St. Louis-based McDonnell is competing with...
Lucille Ball's Long Road to Stardom
"LUCILLE: THE LIFE OF LUCILLE BALL"A biography by Kathleen Brady (13 1/2 hours, unabridged, Blackstone Audio Books, $55.95 purchase, $15.95 for a 30-day rental)It was all a lark for Lucille Ball when she came to Hollywood in the early '30s to be one...
Man Wins $57 Million in Theft of His Invention
A mechanic who came up with an idea for a snowmobile fuel-injection system won a $57 million dollar court award against companies he sued for stealing his invention.A federal jury ruled Friday, after nine years of legal battles between Ronald Chasteen...
Many Fans of Da Bears Are Still Recovering Ditkaholics
My name is Gene and I'm a recovering Ditkaholic.Until recently I chomped my gum just like Da Coach. I threw my gum at people just like Da Coach. I ate only fatty pork chops. I wore hideous sweaters. I shopped exclusively at Electric Avenue. I named my...
Martin Ties Grand National Career Mark
Mark Martin is carving out a remarkable Busch Grand National record, especially considering he isn't even a series regular.The Winston Cup star took another shot at the BGN series Saturday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and came up with his fifth...
Mass Sunday for Workers Killed on Job
At least eight people in the St. Louis area were killed last year in workplace accidents.That's eight too many, says Robert J. Kelley, head of the St. Louis Labor Council.Kelley is one of three lectors who will participate Sunday in a memorial Mass for...
Mcgee Seduced 13-Year-Old with Smile, Skating
Darnell "Boss Man" McGee tried to charm Sue into having sex with him. His promiscuity disgusted her. "Everyone knew Darnell McGee was a whore," she said.His smile and soothing whispers seduced Kim when she was 13. He may have infected her with HIV, the...
Missing Adults Leave Mystery Behind Police Must Decide: Was It Foul Play or Act of Independence?
Staff Rick Dollens and Bill Johns slowly swung open the front door of their co-worker's apartment in St. Louis. They peered up a set of stairs into a dim, silent living room.They nervously wondered why their co-worker, Bob Betts, had failed to report...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Phoenix Coyotes fan SUSAN ROTH had one of those bad-day, good-day experiences. On the down side, Coyotes defenseman GERALD DIDUCK fired a puck off her nose - and through the hands of her clumsy husband, BOB, into the lap of another fan."I caught a puck!...
Neighbor Is Charged in 2 Shooting Deaths
A man who lived close to Dayle Ebel near Belleville has been charged with killing Ebel and a friend, Walter C. Harris.Von D. Jones, 27, of the 300 block of Biggs Drive in St. Clair County, was charged Saturday with two counts of first-degree murder....
`Nerd Patrol' for Bright Beaumont Students, Study Is Its Own Reward
Of all the obstacles Precious Williams faced in her quest to become Beaumont High School's Class of 1997 valedictorian, none was as irksome as biting remarks from peers."Since I first came here they called me `uppity black,' `white girl' and `nerd,'...
New African-American Museum Boosts Downtown Detroit
THE REVITALIZATION of Detroit, spurred by significant corporate movement back to the city's downtown, is making a big leap forward culturally this month with the opening of a new Museum of African American History.The first attraction in the new exhibition...
New Track Has Intricate Parking Plans
Gateway International Raceway began mailing out tickets last week for the Motorola 300. More than 32,000 advance tickets have been sold for the May 24 PPG CART World Series Indy-car race.About 5,000 parking passes also have been sold, and Gateway President...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOKVolunteers from the Meramec Basin Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be at the upper Meramec River region on Saturday. They will be putting stickers on rental canoes to acquaint anglers with special fishing rules at the trophy trout area between...
Novel Mirrors Case of Vice Mayor, So China Bans the Book
A city vice mayor is found dead on a desolate hillside, gun in hand. The government says it's suicide: Case closed. But a chain-smoking detective suspects foul play - and he's right.The pseudonymous author of "Heaven's Wrath" set his gripping novel about...
Only Sacrifice Cards Need Is in Hitting Deep
Outfielder Brian Jordan has a suggestion.Animal sacrifice."Someone bring a live chicken in here," Jordan said. Now, before the La Russa family and other outraged Animal Rescue Foundation members lose their tail feathers, please understand that BJ is...
Opening Up Clinton Cabinet Reich Shows the Human Side of Politics
Locked In The CabinetBy Robert B. Reich338 pages, Knopf, $25 IT'S MARCH 7, 1993, the first Cabinet meeting of the Clinton administration. Each member suggests a way to trim spending. One has cut back on limousines; another has gotten rid of them altogether....
Pace's Place Sandusky Sees a Favorite Son Make Good
Orlando Pace had always wanted to be big - but not in the larger-than-life manner accorded him.As a child growing up on Huntington Avenue in Sandusky, Pace dreamed of a life far different from his own. He set as his goal fairy-tale fame and riches, but...
Parcells Goes off on Espn Reporter
It Wasn't surprising to hear Bill Parcells going wig city on ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Saturday night. It wasn't shocking to learn that Parcells cursed out the reporter before ejecting him and ESPN's crew from the Jets' Hofstra bunker.When Paolantonio...
People
You can look for television's JOHN GOODMAN and ex-Sen. TOM EAGLETON to be on hand May 18 in University City, where they'll join The Immortals in the St. Louis Walk of Fame.The four other newly named Immortals - DIZZY DEAN and BRANCH RICKEY of baseball...
Peru Leader Tours Ruins That Inspired Rescue
A jubilant President Alberto Fujimori led Japanese Foreign Minister Yukihiko Ikeda on Saturday around the 3,000-year-old tunnel ruins that inspired Peru's successful raid on rebel hostage-takers.Fujimori, buoyed by soaring popularity after rescuing all...
Pit Stops
Jeff Gordon is bringing the same car back to Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for Sunday's race that he drove to victory last July in the DieHard 500 at the track. He's won three of the past seven restrictor-plate races.If Gordon wins Sunday, he'll have...
Police/courts
The following were reported to area police departments or involved action in area courts:ASSAULTHazelwood: Police have charged Robert Murray, 33, of Hazelwood, in the shooting of his girlfriend early Saturday morning. Andrea Caldwell, 25, of Hazelwood...
Police in Belgium Track Killer Playing Grisly Street-Name Game
First, a mutilated torso of a transsexual prostitute on the banks of the river Hate. A month later, nine trash bags of body parts near the river Fear. Two days later, a torso found on Anxiety Lane.In a macabre game of hide-and-seek, an apparent serial...
Pope Urges Czechs to Revive Religion
Pope John Paul II called Saturday for a revival of religion in the Czech Republic and urged the nation's leaders to be sensitive to suffering in society.The pontiff, who earlier said Mass before a crowd of 40,000 in the town of Hradec Kralove, held private...
Power Play Having Left Hockey Behind, Walker's a Gem on Diamond
Larry Walker is the hottest thing in the National League. He has folks whispering memories of Joe Medwick, who won the NL's last Triple Crown 60 years ago, and Carl Yastrzemski, who won baseball's last Triple Crown 30 years ago.He could be on top of...
Pynchon Draws Burlesque Mason-Dixon Line Burlesque
MASON & DIXONA novel by Thomas Pynchon773 pages, Henry Holt, $27.50 CERTAIN NAMES are linked so tightly in the American imagination that they have become fused into one - Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen. Thomas Pynchon has extended...
Rams Smitten with Snake, Nearly Land Him in Draft
As the first round rolled to an end, and the early picks went off the board in the second round, some members of the Rams organization could think of only two words: Jake Plummer.For a brief moment, the Rams were tempted."I like, and John Becker just...