St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 5, 1997

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14-Year-Old Misses Cut; Inkster Leads
The galleries at the LPGA's Longs Drugs Challenge in Lincoln, Calif., will have to find someone else to follow for the tournament's last two rounds. Their favorite, 14-year-old Natalie Gulbis, shot a 12-over-par 84 in Friday's second round and missed...
300 Passengers, 50 Crew aboard Cruise Ship Stricken
Disease-control officials ordered the liner to stay in Miami while they investigate the sickness.More than 300 passengers fell ill aboard a Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Line ship that docked Friday in Miami after a 10-day voyage, federal health officials...
30-2 Rosary Will Return Five Starters Next Year
The biggest question after Rosary finished 30-2 and in third place at the Missouri Class 3A Final Four wasn't if the Rebels will be back in the hunt next year. That's almost a certainty, because Rosary started three juniors and two sophomores this season.The...
Aaron Plays Surprise Role in Stadium's Christening
The opening game at Atlanta's new ballpark went a lot better for the Braves than the final game at their old stadium. Chipper Jones drove in the tie-breaking run with a two-out single in the eighth and the Braves rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4...
A Grand Entrance
FOR A QUICK lesson in how to turn a basically beige apartment into a space with real impact, take a look at this entry by Tracy Silence.Silence, interior designer with Accentrix, chose the Central West End when he moved here about two years ago from...
A Look Back at Bedroom Dressers
A DRESSING TABLE in the bedroom was an 18th-century idea, but the concept was expanded in the 19th century. Small top drawers were made to hold toiletries and valuables.A mirror was added to the back of the table about 1800.The mirror-topped table remained...
Army Plans Changes for Fog Oil Training
The Army said a system would be set up to monitor impact on people, wildlife, plants, soil and the surrounding area.The final Army environmental analysis of the relocation of its chemical training school from Alabama to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri...
`A Significant Historical Find' 2-Volume Book Found in Kc Public Library
A long-buried Platte County historical treasure has been uncovered in an unlikely place - the public library.The century-old gem is a two-volume book bound in red leather, stuffed with newspaper clippings and updated with quill pen.William M. Paxton's...
At Face Value, This Deck Stacked against Females
LUCY VAN PELT of "Peanuts" fame is one of the few public figures honest about being crabby. In her honor, today we will air some differences, vent some feelings, get some things off our respective chests.I bet we'll all feel better for it.Barb Olwig...
A Welcome Return to Old-Time Hockey Blues Faithful Have a Fan-Friendly Front-Office Advocate in Woodcock
Some newspapers have a reader's advocate. The Blues now have a fan's advocate.</P><P>Jim Woodcock, a Blues' season-ticket holder and reformed sportswriter, has infiltrated the front office.</P><P>Woodcock, 36, has been on the...
A World of Flavors
ABOUT SEVEN YEARS ago, Cafe Zoe moved from Park Avenue in the city to North Meramec Avenue in downtown Clayton. It is a quiet haven, awash with cool grays and whites, highlighted by French blue art deco lamps. Colorful contemporary paintings hang on...
Baste Your Way to Great Taste
IS THERE ANYONE who doesn't like barbecue?To tell the truth, most of us don't barbecue, we grill, although the continuing popularity of kettle-type units has given more people the chance to do seriously smoky stuff.It still comes as a surprise to many...
Belle Fizzles in Home Debut
Albert Belle's Chicago debut with the White Sox was anything but smashing. Belle went one for five with two strikeouts, committed an error and then refused to talk with reporters after Detroit beat the White Sox 8-7 in 10 innings Friday.Belle, who had...
Blues Let Win Get Away, Tie Isles
With a 5-2 lead, 11 minutes 45 seconds to play and their playoff future still uncertain, the Blues should have beaten the New York Islanders on Thursday at Kiel Center.But they blew it. Plain and simple. They blew it.A teamwide collapse doomed the Blues...
Boss Begs for Compliments on Her Wardrobe
Dear Miss Manners: Whenever my boss gets something new (e.g., earrings, shoes, eyeglasses, clothes), she goes out of her way to corner me and ask me if I've noticed it.Before I can respond, she'll ask, "Don't you think it's darling? Don't you just love...
Briefs
CHEMICAL TESTSUnderground Blasts PlannedAfter a year's delay, the Energy Department announced Friday that it would conduct two underground explosions this year using nuclear materials at the federal test site in Nevada. Energy Department scientists emphasized...
Briefs
MCVEIGH TRIALA Death Penalty QuestionA prospective juror in the trial of accused Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh said he could vote to impose a death sentence despite his own bad experiences with the criminal justice system. Weeping, the man told...
Brodeur's 3rd Shutout in Row Carries Devils
Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for his third shutout in a row as New Jersey took over first place in the Eastern Conference with a 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday night in East Rutherford, N.J.Bobby Holik, John MacLean and Doug Gilmour scored for...
Burglars Tie Up Children and Nanny, Then Take Safe
Police said the robbers and the Ellisville homeowners had a social or business connnections.Armed robbers invaded a home Thursday night in a quiet Ellisville subdivision, tied up several residents and made off with more than $75,000 in cash and jewelry.Police...
Cards Put in Some Extra Work, Can't Find Season's First Victory St. Louis Drops to 0-4 after 3-2 Loss to Astros in 11 Innings
The Cardinals' offense again was stagnant, and as a result they lost despite a strong performance for their bullpen.Jeff Bagwell drilled a bases-loaded single in the 11th inning to lift the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory, sending the Cards to their...
Cards' Season-Opening Hopes Are Swept Away in Montreal
* Alan Benes is pounded as Expos take their third in a row over the Cardinals with a 9-4 trijmph at Olympic Stadium.After frolicking through a sun-drenched Grapefruit League schedule with one of their best spring-training records in history, the Cardinals...
Charges Stun Users of America Online
Hundreds of subscribers using a toll-free number didn't realize America Online was charging them $6 an hour. Some people may get refunds.Susan Markicz, a photographer in the Bronx, thought she had solved her problems connecting to America Online Inc.In...
Chicago Police Arrest Ex-Convict in Notorious Attack on Girl, 9
Police say the suspect provided details of the crime not known to the general public. The girl has regained consciousness since being attacked and raped at a housing complex Jan. 9.Helped by hundreds of tips, police on Thursday arrested an ex-convict...
Chicken the Way It Oughta Be
THERE COMES A TIME in a person's life when one must stray from the path of righteousness and partake of the kind of food that is a no-no.And that brings to mind two words: fried chicken.This Southern favorite won't win any nutrition prizes, but it regularly...
Clinton Puts Heat on Senate to OK Chemical Arms Ban
Although the Chemical Weapons Convention will take effect whether the United States approves it or not, the president said failure to sign would make the United States a pariah nation.President Bill Clinton stood shoulder to shoulder with several leading...
Cooking out of Cans
CANNED VEGETABLES have an image problem.Market research shows that although consumers enjoy their convenience and long shelf life - a canned vegetable knows no season - many think they're less nutritious than fresh. But contrary to public opinion, canned...
Corporations Gave Thousands in Race
Many companies made donation to both Clarence Harmon and Freeman Bosley Jr. before the primaryMajor area corporations gave thousands of dollars to Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon and Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. in the days leading up to the Democratic primary...
Cosmetic Surgery on Dog's Cyst Not Worth the Risk
Q: My 9-year-old dog has a sebaceous cyst about a half inch below his left eye. The vet doesn't want to remove it surgically because of the dog's age.I put castor oil on it to exfoliate the dead skin and so that it lies flat against his muzzle. Do you...
Disney Sells Its Daily in Belleville News-Democrat Bought by Knight-Ridder, as Are Weeklies, Kc Star
The Belleville News-Democrat was sold Friday to the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain, owner of such major dailies as the Detroit Free Press, the Miami Herald and the Philadephia Inquirer.Along with the News-Democrat and nine nearby weekly newspapers, K...
Drugs Drop Aids Virus to `Undetectable' Levels in `Magic' Johnson
Activists hope his case will encourage people to get improved treatments.Powerful drugs have reduced the AIDS virus in Earvin "Magic" Johnson's body to undetectable levels, his doctors said Friday."Earvin is doing very well," Drs. David Ho and Michael...
Ellis Injures Ankle in Nuggets' Loss
The Denver Nuggets not only lost 122-113 to the Phoenix Suns on Friday night in Denver, they also lost leading scorer LaPhonso Ellis with an injury that their trainer said was a ruptured right Achilles tendon.Ellis, an East St. Louis native who leads...
Emergency System Failed Stricken Man
When a city parks worker had a heart attack, no ambulance was available. He died, and officials - and his family - want to know whyAnthony Cole was 1 1/2 miles from a hospital.But no city ambulances were available when he had a heart attack. Cole, 41,...
Eureka's 24-7 Season Finished in Final Four
Eureka High's postseason run was built on two surprises:The Wildcats advancing to the Missouri Class 3A Final Four.How poorly the team executed in the semifinals. Eureka lost both games at the state tournament, but finished its season with a 24-7 record....
Everybody Wants to Shoot Down Birds
The Cardinals are a moving target in the National League Central. Everyone wants a piece of them. No one outside of St. Louis likes them.The Cardinals are dealing with envy, vengeance, attention, predictions, pressure, expectations and a publicized "We...
Fascinating Documentary on Rare Siberian Tigers
WEIGHING 600 pounds and with feet like furry snowshoes, Siberian tigers prowl a wilderness that is getting smaller every day.Their size (Siberians are the largest cats in the world), speed (more than 50 miles an hour in sprints) and hunting prowess (one...
Favre Is Still Smiling at Packers' Practice
He seems to be the same old Brett, although you shouldn't push too hard on that "old" part.You always wonder about a player after he's reached the pinnacle. Will he change? Will his hat size grow? Will he see himself as larger than life? Will he go Hollywood?Not...
Flexliner Arrives in St. Louis
The high-speed luxury train will operate between here and Kansas City, Tuesday through May 1, offering a look at what modern rail travel can be likeThe Flexliner, a deluxe Danish passenger train complete with phone booths and outlets for laptop computers,...
Footnotes
FRANCIS Ford Coppola's new literary magazine, Zoetrope Short Stories, is a "Hollywood Trojan horse, a factory for movie material," says New York magazine.Among the director's tactics is assigning stories to fiction writers, a process he says is like...
For a Happier You, Replace Anger with Sympathy
Dear Ann Landers: I want to share a recent discovery that has made me a better person. Maybe some of your readers will see themselves.I used to assume that a wealthy woman I knew slightly was an arrogant snob because she rarely spoke and never smiled....
For Some Pets, Storms Bring on High Anxiety
IT'S NEARLY THUNDERSTORM season again, and when the storms roll in, many of our canine friends roll under the bed to hide.Actually, if the extent of your dog's reaction is just to roll under the bed, consider yourself lucky.Here's an anecdote from an...
For Spring, Kick Back in Khaki
Was there ever a better idea for those hot and humid summer days than cool, versatile, comfortable khaki? And khaki is newly hip, thanks to designers such as Ralph Lauren, who went back on safari this spring, and trend-setting Italian designer Miuccia...
FTC Opposes Office Supply Merger Staples CEO Considers Battling Agency in Court
The government will go to court next week to stop a scaled-down merger of the nation's two largest office supply chains.The Federal Trade Commission voted 4-1 Friday to reject an offer by Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc. to sell to their biggest competitor...
Fugitive Slips by Police in Ozarks the Murder Suspect Was Drinking Beer Six Miles from the Area Where 250 Officers Were Searching for Him
Fugitive Alis Ben Johns has outfoxed police again, gulping down a cold beer and stealing a tent from a home while searchers focused exclusively on a plot of Ozark hills six miles away.Red-faced investigators confirmed Friday that Johns' fingerprints...
Grandmotherly Assistant Suspected U.S. Freezes Assets of Secretary for Trucking Magnate
The woman allegedly made off with $8 million by taking out loans in her boss's name. She reportedly was envious of her boss's lifestyle.She was a white-haired, grandmotherly corporate executive secretary who handled her boss's business.She was also a...
Hundreds of Letters Criticizing Heiple Go to Court, Lawmakers
Hundreds of letters from angry Illinoisans expressing outrage about state Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple's actions have been sent to legislators and his Supreme Court colleagues.The months-long onslaught of correspondence continued Friday as...
Images and Imagination Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Art Evokes Enlightenment
Most sacred images are designed to help the faithful consider important religious ideas. Tibetan Buddhist sacred art aims to draw the faithful into a trancelike meditative state.An exhibition of Buddhist sacred art smuggled out of Tibet opens Monday...
Israeli Calls for Summit
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants a summit with President Bill Clinton and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. But Arafat is cool to the idea.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed on Friday a Camp David-style summit meeting with President...
Is the Cy Young Jinx Fact or Fallacy? Pitchers Rarely Improve in the `Season After'
Randy Johnson was scheduled to go to the mound tonight for the first start of the second part of his career. Not only was he to take on the Red Sox, he also was trying to recover from the Cy Young Jinx.The jinx could be in legend only. It could be fiction...
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Visits Unsettled School
Police call the shooting of a student Thursday an accident. Joyner-Kersee, who returned to her alma mater for a relay event, was critical of the incident.On a day that Jackie Joyner-Kersee inspired hundreds of students at Lincoln High School with her...
Key Lime Cheesecake for Tang, Trail Bread for Protein
Q: "I am looking for a recipe for Key lime cheesecake." Madelyn Ginley, Mattoon - A: "This delicious cheesecake is one of my favorites," wrote Diane Friedmeyer of Chesterfield. "Be sure to use soft cream cheese, not the regular bar kind." She found the...
Lambert Promises Better Control This Time Bodies at Cemetery Removed
Work crews began removing bodies again this week from the Washington Park Cemetery at the east end of Lambert Field - this time because the federal government wants the airport to level a hill considered to be an obstruction to planes.More than 9,550...
Last-Minute Fitting of Prom Dress
Q: My daughter wants me to make her a prom dress. She has gained weight, and I'm not sure what size she'll be later this spring. Please suggest a pattern that I can fit at the last minute.A: Fortunately, most young ladies love slip dresses, and with...
Local Briefs
MISSOURIMONTHLY BILLSMSD Offers Deduction From Bank Accounts The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is offering a new service. Sign up, and you can get your monthly sewer charge deducted from your checking account without having to pay by mail or...
Man in Mcveigh Jury Pool Cries during Questioning
The man said the system twice had dealt him a raw deal. The judge said that is why McVeigh deserves an impartial jury.A prospective juror broke down in bitterness toward the justice system Friday but said he would still give Timothy McVeigh the death...
Many School Buses Skipped Handrail Recall
The handrails have gaps that could snag drawstrings on children's jackets. A 12-year-old girl was killed six years ago. But only half of the buses with the gaps have been fixed.Twelve-year-old Carey Chipps hopped off her school bus one April afternoon...
Merit Pay Fades Away
One reason workers' pay isn't rising much during the present recovery is management's attack on the principle of merit pay. Fewer companies are giving it out; instead, they prefer to tie higher pay to corporate performance. It's all part of the brave...
Minicamp Shows Spirit of Volunteerism Is Alive and Well
The Rams had almost perfect attendance Friday at Rams Park for their "voluntary" minicamp.Other than eight players assigned to the World League, the only player under contract not present was outside linebacker Carlos Jenkins. He found himself out of...
Mitchell Shows He's Made It Back Slugger Is off to Good Start with Indians
Kevin Mitchell can appreciate the opening to the latest chapter in his life. It's a tale of new hope, a chance to regain his old form. A start that offers confidence and diminishes past struggles.It's an episode that continued Thursday afternoon in the...
Morning Briefing
MCI Paying Customers 20% Of Bill To StayMCI Communications Corp. said Friday it will pay customers in its MCI One long-distance plan 20 percent of their annual bill to stay with the company, its latest foray in the battle to retain consumers.MCI One...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
EYE DROPSAnother comet is scheduled to pass through our galaxy, with a slight draw instead of a tail. Scientists are calling it the HALE-IRWIN comet.Blues Update: Hullie back, 'Luso laying it on the line, Big Mac playing with special sauce, playoffs...
Much Water under Bridge since `Bridge on the River Kwai' Bowed
WHEN "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was released 40 years ago, it was considered to be one of Britain's most ambitious war movies.The 1957 classic, about the construction by British prisoners of a bridge in the Burmese jungle during World War II, cost...
Needs of the Poor Ignored in Regional's Closing
Though the Post-Dispatch editorial of March 29 regarding Regional Hospital was largely on target, it failed to emphasize that Regional is closing without a guarantee of care to our area's 250,000 uninsured. The headline on an article that ran the same...
New Book Explains `Silence' of Pope during Holocaust
Yours Is a Precious Witness:Memoirs of Jews and Catholics in Wartime ItalyBy Margherita Marchione. Paulist Press: New York/Mahwah, N.J., $14.95 Said Pope Pius XII to Cardinal Paolo Dezza during an audience in 1943, "They lament that the pope does not...
Nice Change of Pace: Andean Village Music
SPRINGTIME: warming weather, flowers blooming, music mellowing. OK, so maybe associating mellow music with springtime is a stretch.But this eve of the big time change seems a perfect night to sit back, relax and mellow out to Chaskinakuy (pronounced...
Nightclubs Were Plentiful Here during Wwii
Perhaps you know about night life in St. Louis during World War II. Hundreds of us GI's would wander over there from Scott Field. Our favorites were the Cocoanut Grove and the Circle 8 Bar, which I believe was in the Mark Twain Hotel. The stage was elevated...
Nixon Sues to Keep the Doors Open at Regional
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon asked for the suit. He wants the hospital's closing delayed for 30 to 60 days.At the request of Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon filed suit on Friday to block St. Louis Regional Medical Center...
North Side Supported Harmon by 2-to-1
Election Board releases ward-by-ward results, which offer nuts and bolts of voting in city.Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon preserved his strong support in south St. Louis and won ratios of better than 2-to-1 in most North Side wards in his victory in the...
Now You See It, Now You Don't
ESTHER JOHN sat in the makeup artist's chair extending the underside of her arm. Onlookers had a hard time comprehending why she was upset over the two short scars and blotching that covered a 2-inch circular area on her lower arm and a similar space...
Nude Swim Wasn't, but Joke Leaves Club High and Dry
The Rockwood schools' superintendent has barred the St. Louis Masters Swim Club from using the district's pools.It was billed as a new event - that is, a nude event - a swim practice at Marquette High School with a workout that focused mainly on backstroke...
People
For openers, try a heartwarmer: Singer JONI MITCHELL has been reunited with her only child, a daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years ago.In recent months, Mitchell had been searching for the daughter. "Apparently her daughter was looking for her,...
Perk Up a Tired Room
SPRING IS HERE. It's time for a new look. Can you decorate in a day?Maybe not from scratch. But you can perk up a tired room in just a few hours.Interior designers do it, and so can you. They've shared some tips with us to get you started. "You walk...
Pit Stops
The AMA Supercross Series comes to the Trans World Dome tonight. This will be the 11th stop on the circuit. The season began Jan. 11 in Los Angeles and ends May 17 in Las Vegas.Last Saturday night in Orlando, Fla., Team Yamaha's Ezra Lusk won his first...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Clair, Mo.: Leslie Coffman, 34, of St. Clair, killed himself after stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her mother with a kitchen knife Thursday...
Preppie, Hippie Looks Both Hot for Spring
Q: What's the hippest spring fashion look for younger women?A: There are two looks going on simultaneously, says Rebecca Gass of Ziezo, at 6360 Delmar Boulevard in the University City Loop.Take your pick, she says, of the preppie style, which consists...
Profit Outlook Buoys Investors
Stocks staged their biggest rally in almost four weeks Friday as Intel Corp., Cisco Systems Inc. and other computer-related shares rose on optimism that first-quarter profits will exceed expectations."We're going to see some big gains when earnings are...
Prom Makeup That Doesn't Overwhelm
OH, THE RITES of spring! Shedding the heavy wools and dark colors. Letting those convertible tops down. And if you're in high school - readying yourself for prom.It's a fun, but anxious time. Guys are busy deciding which girl to ask and, in some cases,...
Put Color on the Wing in Your Garden
YOU DON'T HAVE to be a genius to attract butterflies to your garden. You hardly need a green thumb. Luckily, butterflies thrive on easy-to-grow plants.Zinnias are one of their favorites. Cosmos and salvia please them too. So does milkweed, which grows,...
Putting a Shine on Mountain Biking
The man with his own opinion about the invention of mountain biking has lowered his telephone voice, because you never know who's listening. This is top-secret stuff, at least it once was, depending on who you ask."West Coast surfer-types like to take...
Quenneville Questions Goal Ruling
After the Blues scored four consecutive goals, the disallowed goal by Pavol Demitra at the start of the second period didn't seem so important.But then the Blues blew a 5-2 lead and settled for a 5-5 tie against the New York Islanders, and the call took...
Right Arm Goes Numb
Q: I am a 44-year-old man in good health. I currently run and do sit-ups and push-ups for fitness. My problem is that when I run, my right arm goes numb. It seems worse on humid days. I wonder if this is a sign of heart trouble. My father's side of the...
Roy vs. Norm
Roy Vs. NormThe presence of KU coach Roy Williams at the Hearnes Center in Columbia one day after ending a spectacular 34-2 season with a devastating loss to Arizona tells everyone why Kansas is a perennial top five team and why MU is mired in mediocrity...
Rumor Boomer: Coach K to Mu
Would the Following People Please Calm Down:Missouri basketball fans in Columbia and on the internet who are spreading rumors that Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is taking over for Norm Stewart.The rumors are wild and funny. According to chatter...
`Santa' Morgan Gives Himself a Present
Dressed like Santa Claus, Gil Morgan coaxed some gifts out of the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain on Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.Wearing a red stocking cap with white trim and red sweater to deal with another day of below-normal temperatures, Morgan...
Shall We Dance?
CHANCES ARE your prom plans are not set, your dress or tux not chosen, your hairstyle and accessories not even thought about.Do we have a story for you.From the prom experts at Seventeen and YM (Young & Modern) magazines, we've gleaned more than a few...
Sheaffer Gets Surprise Demotion
The Cardinals instigated a little more movement among their catching corps Friday than originally thought. Not only was catcher Tom Pagnozzi placed on the 15-day disabled list, as expected, but veteran Danny Sheaffer was optioned to Louisville and catcher...
Shuttle Takes Flight
Part of Columbia's mission is to study how fire behaves in space. Astronauts will conduct 33 experiments on the trip.Space shuttle Columbia soared into the sky Friday with a crew of seven astronauts.Their mission includes setting up to 200 fires inside...
Some Tricks to Tackling an Invasion of Moss
Q: Last spring I planted ivy vines on a terrace. Now the bottom part of the terrace is moss-covered. What can I do to remove the moss, or will it not interfere or kill the ivy?A: As aggressive as English ivy (Hedera helix) is, it's hard to imagine that...
Sonics Having More Problems with Star Kemp
When the Seattle SuperSonics signed center Jim McIlvaine last summer to a seven-year, $35 million contract, star forward Shawn Kemp pouted.One would think that by now Kemp would have shaken off his displeasure and begun to play with the pride he displayed...
Son's Illness Causes Johnson to Miss Start
The long-awaited return of Seattle pitcher Randy Johnson was pushed back to tonight after his 1-year-old son was hospitalized with a viral respiratory infection.Johnson, the 1995 AL Cy Young Award winner, had been scheduled to start Friday night against...
Source of Sickening Odor in Building Eludes Experts
Environmental detectives are crawling through the building in Texas where a mysterious odor forced workers to leave.Temilya Harrison was meeting her sister for lunch at her office building when the odor hit her."It was just a funny smell . . . like perfume...
Sports Shorts
Agassi, Courier Give U.S. 2-0 Lead In Davis Cup QuarterfinalsAndre Agassi overcame gusting winds and a slew of unforced errors to beat Sjeng Schalken 7-6 (8-6), 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) Friday, and Jim Courier rallied to beat Jan Siemerink 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4),...
St. Louis Lands Headquarters of Merged Coal Mining Giant
Ashland Coal Inc. and Arch Mineral Corp. have firmed up their merger agreement, creating a St. Louis-based company that will be the nation's sixth-largest coal producer.The companies said Friday that their executive staff would be based in St. Louis...
Stranded Cards Still Searching for First Victory of the Season
For the second time this week, the Cardinals lost on the last play of the game. For the first time since 1985, they have lost their first four games.Jeff Bagwell's one-out, bases-loaded single off Eric Ludwick, the Cardinals' sixth pitcher, gave the...
Texas Businessman Says He Regrets Hiring Hubbell in Wake of Fraud Case
The executive, Bernard Rapoport, testified before a grand jury investigating whether Hubbell got money in exchange for silence.An insurance executive from Texas voiced regret Friday that he had put former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell on...
The Flexliner Is No Bullet Train
The Flexliner may be a quick, comfortable train, but it's no bullet train."When you are talking about high-speed bullet trains, they would have to get up to 150 mph," said Lee Bullock, an Amtrak executive.The Flexliner is limited to a more modest 112...
The Story Behind Alcott TV Movie
* The author's handwritten manuscript was "discovered" in 1988 at Harvard University.HOW DID a never-published book by Louisa May Alcott, dead 109 years, wind up as a TV movie?Alcott's handwritten manuscript of "The Inheritance," published on Valentine's...
Time to Demolish Darst-Webbe
Though St. Louis didn't win one of HUD's $100 million empowerment grants in 1995, it did receive a consolation prize - $46.7 million to redevelop the neighborhood encompassing the Darst-Webbe housing complex on the Near South Side.Regrettably, two years...
Twa On-Time Record Takes Off
Trans World Airlines Inc.'s on-time rate jumped 8 percentage points in March, more proof that its effort to improve customer service is paying off.TWA got 77.5 percent of its flights to their destinations within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time...
Unemployed Figure Dips to 5.2 Pct. Wages Rise, but Experts Say So Will Interest Rates
American workers are enjoying the strongest job market in nearly a decade, with unemployment dipping to 5.2 percent in March and wages on the rise. They should savor it while they can.Rising interest rates, which have already crimped the stock market,...
U.S. Study Analyzes Day Care
Preschoolers don't suffer in learning, but the bond between mother and child may be weakened, the study says.Preschoolers kept in day care while their parents work suffer no disadvantages in learning to speak or reasoning, but the bond between mother...