St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 19, 1997

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2,400 of the Richest Paid No Federal Income Tax
* The report also shows that 18,000 Americans with high incomes paid less than 5 percent of their income in taxes.Nearly 2,400 of the richest Americans paid no federal income taxes in 1993, according to the latest Internal Revenue Service data.While...
A Cardigan Pattern to Use with Serger
Q: I recently bought a serger and am anxious to try it on sweater knits. I have been unable to find a cardigan pattern with a neckband instead of traditional facings. Any suggestions?A: You are in luck! There is a great pattern with this detail: Vogue...
A Dry, Blight Season Drought on British Isle Forces Some to Rethink Water System
So much for Britain's reputation as a foggy, soggy little isle.The last two years have been the driest in London in 200 years, leaving some tourist boats high and dry on the River Thames while water reservoirs fall around the nation.The persistent drought...
All Goes Well for 45 Minutes, Then Blues Crash to Earth
Destiny just changed sweaters.The Blues had momentum, luck and Grant Fuhr going for them.The Detroit Red Wings had frustration, a testy home crowd and Grant Fuhr going against them. When plodding Marc Bergevin decided to score his annual goal on a backhander...
Aloha, Oy: Cards Dread Hawaii Trip
The historical significance of the first major-league baseball games to be played in Hawaii is lost on the St. Louis Cardinals.Forget the sun and fun. They're dreading the flight.The Cardinals faced an 11-hour trip to the islands Friday after co ncluding...
Al Roundup Yanks Stop Losing Streak, but White Sox Woes Go On
Bernie Williams drove in four runs and the New York Yankees scored five times in the first inning Friday night, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-4 and ending a five-game losing streak.New York added two runs in the second and two more in the third, sending...
American League Roundup Yanks Stop Losing Streak, but White Sox Woes Go On
Bernie Williams drove in four runs and the New York Yankees scored five times in the first inning Friday night, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-4 and ending a losing streak at five games.New York added two runs in the second and two more in the third,...
A Positive Perspective on What Really Is News
THE NEWS got you down?Murder, crime, war, one plague or another, personal tragedy - the news media depend on reports of such topics to fill our pages and broadcasts. Those grim reports then fill the minds, and lives, of our readers and viewers.If you're...
Big Tobacco's Big Responsibility
Big tobacco appears to be on the run. The two major tobacco companies, RJR Nabisco and Phillip Morris, are talking settlement with eight of the 23 states that have sued to recover Medicaid costs for treating smokers. The companies are seeking complete...
Birds on the Bat - and on the Toilet Seat the Cardinals' Logo Shows Up in the Oddest Places
Just try to find something without the Cardinals name on it. Nothing, it seems, can escape the logo and fans' love for it.Break your leg? Show your support for the team with a Cardinals cast. Feel like breaking the bank? Display that drive for the Redbirds...
Blues Notebook Bergevin's Goal a Rare Sight
After Marc Bergevin picked the top corner on a backhander against Mike Vernon 4 minutes 24 seconds into the game, Jimmy Roberts sought immediate confirmation of what he saw but didn't exactly believe."Was that Marc Bergevin?! Was that Marc Bergevin?!"...
Brodeur, Other Goalies Shine in Nhl Playoffs
Being a goalie in the NHL is sometimes like being the drummer in a band. Apart from the occasional solo, you're mostly in the background while the other guys show off.Forgive this season's playoff netminders if they step to the front of the stage. And...
Charitable Couple Found Slain in Centreville
* Their bodies were found in their ransacked home. The two spent their spare time visiting shut-ins, delivering meals and helping prepare holiday dinners for the needy.A couple known for their generosity and service to others may have opened their door...
Chow Down on Chocolate
Q: "I'd like a recipe for chocolate muffins."Gerry Dickneite, Columbia, Ill.A: "Delicious!" says Wanda Berkbigler of Perryville, Mo., who contributed this recipe. CHOCOLATE MUFFINS 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened...
Clinton Opens Fire on Helms' Measures
* Clinton said Helms' five provisions for the chemical weapons treaty could prohibit U.S. participation.Pressing his case for a chemical weapons treaty, President Bill Clinton said Friday that five "killer amendments" being pushed by Sen. Jesse Helms...
Colorful Shoes Should Accent, but Never Be Boring
Q: I'm seeing lots of color in shoes, especially sandals, for spring - pretty pastel greens, deep reds, bright yellows. Do I have to have those colors in the outfits I wear with them, or can I mix and match?A: As with other accessories such as belts...
Cornerback Is Draft's Choice Position 1997 Looks like a Vintage Year in the Secondary
There is no backpedaling on this subject. The '97 draft is shaping up as one of the finest cornerback drafts in recent years."Looks like that's going to be the money position," said Green Bay general manager Ron Wolf.John Becker, Rams vice president...
Defending Champion Hale Irwin Birdied Four Holes in a Row Midway
Defending champion Hale Irwin birdied four holes in a row midway through the front nine Friday on the way to opening a 7-stroke lead midway through the 58th annual PGA Seniors' Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.Irwin birdied Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7...
Devices, Design Cut Car Thefts
* Auto theft continues to be big business, and motorists are paying for it, an official says.Car thefts are down, thanks to new car designs and better use of anti-theft devices, law enforcement experts say.A recent study by an insurance industry group...
Dispute over Flutist Erupts in Symphony
* With Carnegie Hall performances coming up, Music Director Hans Vonk asked the musician to take a leave of absence from the orchestra.Less than a month before a pair of Carnegie Hall performances, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra tried to remove one...
Dow Has Best Week since '91 - Up 4.9%
Stocks rose in a topsy-turvy Friday session, as unexpectedly strong earnings from Microsoft Corp. convinced investors that shares in big companies are good bets. The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its best week since December 1991 - up 311.86...
Downed Wires Don't Silence Town
* Southwestern Bell furnished pay phones and cellular phones when Antonia lost service.Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. set up eight pay telephones and distributed cellular phones in Antonia neighborhoods on Thursday and Friday to keep communication lines...
Eye Openers
Let's hope those Billikens are eating lots of tacos during the off-season.PAT RAPP could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean.The Rams were able to secure their upgrade for the first-round pick with a third-rounder, a fourth-rounder, a seventh-rounder...
Filling a Need Thousands Flock to New Museum
* Detroit's Museum of African American History is the largest exhibition of its kind.Rebecca Brown remembers taking field trips as a schoolgirl to a little house that served as Detroit's original black history museum."It was so tiny. I remember thinking...
Getting to Know Arugula
WHAT IS YOUR greens quotient? Do you know chard from chicory or collards from kale? If not, it's about time you tried a salad beyond the usual iceberg.Say hello to arugula, a somewhat bitter salad green that is sure to lend a gourmet touch to your next...
Government - and Militias - Tread Softly on Bombing Anniversary
For the government, April 19 has become like a dark family secret: It looms over everything, yet is seldom discussed.Federal agencies have quietly planned extra security for Saturday's twin anniversaries of violence: The 1993 fire that killed more than...
Green Galore 23 New Demonstration Gardens to Open as Part of Spring Expo
WORKERS WITH shovels and rakes, wheelbarrows and electric carts were busy putting the finishing touches on the Missouri Botanical Garden's new demonstration gardens recently, on a brisk, sunny spring day."Anything would look great on a day like this,"...
Grilled Chicken Salad Proves Popular at Tap Room
Q: "I would like to request the recipe for the grilled chicken salad with vinaigrette dressing served by The Tap Room in St. Louis. I have eaten at The Tap Room at least 50 times and have never been able to bring myself to order anything else."Janelda...
Hair Grooming for Grooms
HAIR STYLISTS are entering one of the busiest seasons of the year - the season of weddings. We take for granted that brides are inundated with wedding preparations. But the right attire and hair style are also important to grooms.For many of them, achieving...
Health News
ALCOHOL CONSUMPTIONStudy: Regular Sips Save HeartPeople who have two drinks of alcohol a day, five days a week, have the lowest risk of heart attacks, Australian researchers reported Friday. They said their study proved that to have health benefits alcohol...
Hudler Calls His 1st Son `a Blessing' Phillie See Higher Meaning in Illness
The moment Rex Hudler had waited for his entire adult life arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Nov. 4, 1996, when his first son, Cade Allen Hudler, was born.The snapshot is fresh in his mind. Cade, his head covered with red peach fuzz, was beautiful....
Illinois Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BELLEVILLEDale L. Gustos, 78, an owner and operator of Quality Sand Co., died Friday. visitation after 4 p.m. Sunday at Renner. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial in Lake View. Memorials to...
Illinois High Court Removes Administrator
In a terse order Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court removed an appellate justice as the administrator of the Illinois courts system - an appointment that had been criticized as unconstitutional.The one-paragraph order gave no reason for the removal of...
Illinois High Court Removes Administrator
* The ouster may indicate a shift in the alignment of the court regarding Chief Justice Heiple's case.In a terse order Friday, the Illinois Supreme Court removed an appellate justice as the administrator of the Illinois courts system - an appointment...
`I'm Still Trying to Get My Life Together'
For most Americans, that day two years ago is just a memory . The nation's television stations broke into morning shows to show a nine-story office building with its front sheared off and smoke billowing out of it.But for thousands in Oklahoma City,...
It's the Next Best Thing to a Channel 9 Pledge Drive
It is one of the strangest made-for-cable-TV dramas of our time.The National Football League draft. Who could have guessed that the annual graduation of college football players to the pros would earn a religious following and create a burgeoning industry...
Kariya One Duck Ready for Prime Time
It was Playoff Hockey Night in Anaheim. Was Paul Kariya ready for prime time?Teemu Selanne, the other wing on the National Hockey League's highest-scoring forward line, had been here before. Jari Kurri, their center in place of injured Steve Rucchin...
Lincoln University Names 3 Finalists for President Job
* The list began with 58 names; now the three left will visit the Jefferson City campus this month. The board plans to choose the new leader May 6.Three men are competing to be president of Lincoln University, a job effectively vacant for the last year...
Local Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS AREAPowerful Thunderstorms Bring Hail And High Wind Thunderstorms powerful enough to generate half-inch hail and 60-mph winds raced through the St. Louis area Friday night. The National Weather Service said hail 2 inches in diameter...
Looking for Another Anchor West County Center near Deal with Nordstrom
Nordstrom Inc., the apparel retailer that every city seems to covet, may be close to a deal for a store at West County Center in Des Peres. But Nordstrom and the landlord, Westfield Corp., said Friday that no letter of intent has been signed.The St....
Lookin' Good Is No Sweat
THE HOT LOOK for sweating this year is just what Marilyn Scherl wore just the other afternoon.She was doing crunches in her Clayton bedroom, with Timmi the cat at her side. Both looked decidedly cool, but especially Scherl in a combination of black Champion...
Matchmaker, Matchmaker ... Tennis World Awaits Hingis versus Graf
A celebrity at 16, she's attractive, athletic, wealthy, and wise enough to duck questions about whether she dates."If you're traveling as much as I do, it's hard to find somebody," Martina Hingis says with a laugh. "You would have to go every week with...
May's CEO Receives $3.02 Million in Stock
Farrell's compensation package slips to $7.5 million, plus options, in 1996.David C. Farrell, chief executive of May Department Stores, got $3.02 million in restricted stock last year, which boosted his total pay to more than $7 million.But that still...
Mcdonnell to Drop Fighter Consultant
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is letting go of the consultant who has helped its effort to sell F/A-18 fighters to the Czech Republic but who also has become a focus of controversy.McDonnell, based in St. Louis, will not renew the contract of Thomas C. Stewart...
Milan's Soccer Club Falls Fast and Hard
The Boston Celtics, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Islanders.All sports dynasties eventually crumble, and European soccer powerhouse AC Milan is the latest. The speed and magnitude of the team's collapse are shocking.A year removed from its fourth...
Missouri Botanical Garden's 1997 Garden Expo
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw AvenueWhen: Garden Expo is spread over six weekends this year: April 19-20, 26-27, May 3-4, 10, 17-18, 24-25. The Expo will feature lectures, exhibits, vendors, demonstrations and the Garden's expert staff...
Monsanto Scoffs at Seed Corn Company's Contract Suit
Monsanto Co. says it won't respond to comments by the nation's largest seed corn company that Monsanto once talked about acquiring it."We don't discuss merger and acquisition activity, and we won't confirm or deny this," David Snively, Monsanto's litigation...
Montana, Chicago Are Home to Balabans
Whatever became of the original owner of Balaban's?Dorothy Mae Startz, Quincy, Ill.Herb, 67, and Adalaide Balaban, 62, are alive and have been living half the year on Chicago's North Side and the other half in Big Sky, Mont., since he sold his landmark...
Moser Puts Mind to It; Ambush Win
After slump against Edmonton, he scores nine points against Kansas City.Ambush forward Mark Moser wasn't too happy with his play against the Edmonton Drillers in the semifinals of the National Conference playoffs. He struggled with six points in three...
National League Roundup Glavine Throws His Second Shutout at Coors Field as Braves Romp 14-0
Tom Glavine pitched his first shutout since June 1995 - when he earned the first one ever at Coors Field - and Kenny Lofton had five hits Friday night in Denver, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Colorado Rockies 14-0.Lofton, who homered, matched a...
Nation/world Briefs
NATIONCALIFORNIAJudge In Cosby Case Issues Gag Order Moving to stem leaks about the Ennis Cosby killing, a judge in Los Angeles issued a gag order Friday forbidding lawyers from discussing the case with the news media. Superior Court Judge John Reid...
NBA Roundup Celtics Dump 76ers, Avoid Mark for Futility
David Wesley scored 28 points as Boston avoided being the first National Basketball Association team to go winless in its own division by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 119-113 Friday night.The win, only the second for Boston in nine games this month,...
NFL Draft Isn't Always an Orderly Process
Joe Bugel speaks from experience when he says "a lot of funny things can happen on draft day" in the National Football League.In Washington, where Bugel gained the reputation as an outstanding offensive-line coach (1981-89) and Bobby Beathard was general...
Nhl Playoffs Goalies' Night in Eastern Conference
Brodeur gets a goal and a shutout; Vanbiesbrouck shuts down the Rangers.The opening night of the Eastern Conference playoffs belonged to the goalies.Martin Brodeur, unsatisfied with a mere 10 shutouts and a Vezina Trophy, lofted the puck from beside...
Nhl Playoffs Joseph and Edmonton Get Even
Curtis Joseph, beaten five times by Dallas this season, was helped by a smothering defense Friday night as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Stars 4-0 in Dallas to even their Western Conference quarterfinal series at a game apiece.The third game of the best-of-seven...
NL Roundup Deion's Inside-the-Park Homer Leads Reds Past Sloppy Pirates
Deion Sanders hit his third career inside-the-park homer and Dave Burba struck out 11 over six innings as slumping Cincinnati capitalized on sloppy defense to beat the Pirates 6-1 Friday night in Pittsburgh.The Reds stopped a road losing streak at eight...
Obesity Drug's Critics Want Effects Studied
One year after the drug Redux revolutionized obesity treatment, scientists demand to know why the government let it sell so long without studying a possible brain-damaging side effect.The critics fear that the potent drug is inappropriately prescribed...
One-Time Hollywood `Whiz Kid' Diane Lane All Grown Up
* She grew up before our eyes, in front of movie and television cameras.DIANE Lane is all grown up, but you probably already knew that.She grew up before our eyes, in front of movie and television cameras, making the always difficult, and sometimes...
Order in the Universe Measurements Indicate Cosmic Up, Down
Measurements by scientists have suggested for the first time that the universe has an "up" and a "down."The observation, if correct, would be one of the most surprising and fundamental new insights about the universe in recent years. The notion that...
Organ Recipients, Donor's Parents Share Special Bond
* The family explained the legacy of their daughter's life at the Gateway to Life Symposium on Organ and Tissue Donation at the Marriott West Hotel.Connie Hickerson wrapped her sweater around the frail shoulders of Kristin Gabrielson, then took one...
Passover Menu Choices
SAME OLD same old?If your family menus for Passover are in that category and you wouldn't think of changing them, this may not be the story for you. On the other hand, if every one regards them as more blah than comfort food, let's consider some alternatives.Looking...
People
Singer EARTHA KITT has rediscovered her roots - or at least the paper version thereof.Until this week, Kitt knew almost nothing about her immediate family. Her father disappeared a few years after she was born; her mother died when she was 6.But this...
People & Events
TODAY* Other Sheep: The international ministry for sexual justice presents a two-day forum, "And God Said That It Was Very Good: Reuniting Spirituality and Sexuality" with the mother-daughter ministry team, the Revs. Eleanor and Melanie Morrison, teachers...
Personal Stationery Always Needed
LETTER WRITING IS a tradition in my family.I save all the letters I get, and I've even kept copies of many I've sent. When I read them, I relive memories.Today, many of the letters I write are sent electronically, but for many occasions, a handwritten...
Pit Stops
DARIO FRANCHITTI, driving for Hogan Racing on the PPG CART World Series circuit, finished 12th in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and picked up one hard-earned point in the standings. So Franchitti continues to have an early advantage for rookie-of-the-year...
Plump Pets Face Risks to Health
PLUMP PETS ARE common sights in the United States. Among cats and dogs, about one in four are overweight, according to a recent study. Being plump can have serious consequences for pets. They are more prone to health problems and are more likely to get...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Michael Anthony Phifer, 22, of the 3000 block of James "Cool Papa" Bell Avenue in St. Louis, was shot to death early Friday...
Pretty in Pink Plastic
YOU SEE THEM standing on their little wire legs in the most unlikely places, peeking around the bushes in tiny city gardens or posed on rolling West County lawns.Some people love them. Some people scoff. But hardly anybody ignores the pink flamingo."They're...
Progressing Swimmingly Lafayette Senior Commits to Top-Ranked Auburn
Academics carried more weight than swimming when Chris Johnson began his search for a college last year by sending letters to 30 schools with the country's top psychology programs.The list did not include Auburn or Texas, which have the top men's swim...
Prosecutors Hope to Persuade Jury with Pared-Down Case
With opening statements less than a week away, prosecutors are scaling back their case against Timothy McVeigh, dropping FBI lab experts and testimony about where the bomb was built and how it was paid for.In all, the prosecution's case is shaping up...
Rams on Pace to Keep Top Pick
To trade the selection, Vermeil would have to be floored by an offer.The Rams have the props all ready.A jersey that reads: Pace, No. 76. A menu that reads: IHOP, and includes a picture of a stack of pancakes. Shortly after 11 a.m. today, Rams Park will...
Red Wings Finally End Drought
Steve Yzerman had it right. Rather than dwell on Grant Fuhr's ethereal goaltending, Detroit just had to keep shooting the puck.So the Red Wings did. They shot and shot and shot, breaking in cold on Fuhr, firing snap shots from point-blank range and whistling...
Reeve Reflects Sensitivity
IT isn't surprising that Christopher Reeve's directorial debut reflects the work of someone with a deep sensitivity for the unfortunate plight of a fellow human being."In the Gloaming," premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO, tells the story of a dying son...
Remembrance: Spanish Civil War Vets
Dear Ann Landers: The columns you printed about the Danes and Finns fighting to save their Jewish populations in World War II were truly remarkable and very much appreciated. There is one other story that deserves to be mentioned. There were 2,800 young...
Romance Just a Bit on the Quirky Side
"THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:51.***** THIS gorgeously filmed, generally well-acted, gloweringly romantic, rather long-winded movie is the story of the odd relationship between Texas schoolteacher Novalyne Price (Renee Zellweger,...
Room for All Leaders Encourage Jews to Make Space at Their Tables for Guest at Passover
No Jewish person should dine alone on Passover. Certainly not in St. Louis, which has 60,000 Jews. That's the opinion of rabbis and Jewish lay leaders here. Passover begins at sunset Monday."The Passover Seder is the birthday party of the Jewish people,"...
Rumors Unite Blues on and off Ice
Morning skate...Ironic, considering the shrill overreaction by Brett Hull and others, but those talk-show rumors of conflicts, snits, feuds and general unrest actually helped the Blues. Why? The reports prompted all parties to clear the air, let their...
Russians Want Their Jewels Back
* The jewels and other artifacts in the exhibit belonged to the House of Romanov which ruled Russia from 1613 to 1917.Cars from the Russian Embassy Friday night blocked the truck that was to move an exhibition of Russian imperial crown jewels from the...
`Salt and Pepper' Hair: Euphemism That Backfires
Dear Miss Manners: I have a male friend who insists that referring to a woman as having "gray" hair is ungracious and ungentlemanly. He would favor the term "salt and pepper," despite the fact that this woman has silvery light gray hair, not a mixture...
Shape-Up!
YOU SAY you're not always up for a workout? But you still want to fit into new spring clothes?Consider the underpinnings of one Nancy Ganz, designer of garments that are variously called Bodyslimmers, Wonderwear and One-Shoulder Wonders.Ganz made her...
Simplify, Simplify
THOREAU SAID IT first: "Our life is frittered away by detail ... simplify, simplify."Many of us are beginning to agree. Call it simple chic (as a series of books did). Call it overload. Or just call it common sense. From our business schedules to our...
Sniper Indicted in Deaths
* Joseph Paul Franklin confessed to 1980 slayings of youths in Ohio.Joseph Paul Franklin, a self-avowed racist and murderer, was indicted earlier this week by a grand jury in Cincinnati for the shooting deaths of two youths walking along a road.Darrell...
So, Doctor, Lighten Up a Little Bit
* Levity will keep doctors and nurses sane, health care workers told at talk given by . . . Jerry Lewis.Jerry Lewis thinks doctors and nurses should lighten up.They should make silly faces sometimes and make rude noises. Stick out their tongues when...
Source Confirms Plot against Venezia
* The plot was actually aimed at robbing the gambling boss after he collected profits, but murder could have been an outcome.A former employee of gambling boss Thomas Venezia planned to ambush and rob him after his collection rounds one night and probably...
Sports Shorts
K. Wallace Wins 1st Winston Cup Pole</P><P>Native St. Louisan Kenny Wallace, best known as Rusty's little brother, won the pole position for the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Wallace, 33, is on a roll of sorts, ...
Stuffed Potatoes with Spunk
STUFFED POTATOES can be a substantial main dish. And to top it off, potatoes are a strong nutritional package, full of vitamin C, potassium, fiber and complex carbohydrates. The sweet potato is also rich in beta carotene.I have stopped eating stuffed...
Super Coach or Cruel Taskmaster?
* Pattonville High School's tough pompom coach has many fans - and many critics. The School Board met Friday to consider complaints about her.To Jigi Yu, pompom coach Dianne Guittar is Pattonville High School's super teacher - a role model, a friend...
Tax on Business in a Tax on People
The March 30 Editorial and Commentary pages exhibited once again that the Post-Dispatch editorial staff and its like-minded colleagues, such as Derrick Z. Jackson of the Boston Globe, are of the same mind-set. Never having been owners of small businesses...
Teacher's Attitude Yields Award
* A junior high science teacher in Clayton is among a select group that will be honored by Clinton in June.Not very long ago, when Dick Hellwege was teaching junior high science in the Rockwood School District, he conducted an experiment.He covered...
Theater Group Cancels Award-Winning Play
* `Love! Valour! Compassion!' would not draw enough people to the Westport Playhouse, says the head of the company that operates it.The New Theatre has canceled its last production of the season, "Love! Valour! Compassion!" for lack of a place to present...
The Nutritionist Makes House Calls
GOOD INTENTIONS, bad follow-through.For most of us, that is our reality as we muddle over how to rid ourselves of extra pounds and boost our energy."I would have gone walking if only I could have got out of the office a half-hour earlier," you muse....
Third Person Indicted in East St. Louis Vote Fraud Dragnet
* A grand jury has returned 30 criminal counts in connection with illegal handling of absentee ballots.A vote fraud scandal in East St. Louis widened Friday as a St. Clair County grand jury returned a three-count indictment against a third person, Willie...
This Trip Is No Vacation Padres Work, Cards Rest in Preparation for Hawaii Games
After a day of golf, fishing, sunbathing and sunburning, the San Diego Padres returned to the office Friday.While the Cardinals, who arrived at 2 a.m., took a day off, San Diego manager Bruce Bochy held a 90-minute workout at Aloha Stadium before to...
Thousands Forced to Flee Their Homes Evacuation Urged as N. Dakota Floodwater Moves In
* One neighborhood flooded so quickly that some residents raced to their cars to escape. Several had to leave in dump trucks and Humvees.Tens of thousands of residents were urged to leave their homes late Friday because of fast-moving floodwater gushing...
Thousands Forced to Flee Their Homes Floodwater Surges over, through Sandbag Levees
* "We're in a major disaster right now. Many of the dikes throughout the night sprung leaks," said Grand Forks Mayor Pat Owens.Floodwater surged over a levee Friday, swamping 300 homes, an elementary school and a nursing home just hours after warning...
Time-Machine Studio
Joe Mason has put Louis XIV in a time machine.While the French king might feel at home sitting in the tall gold-leaf covered chairs that surround the matching hand-carved table in Mason's production studio, he would surely be baffled when he turned around....
To 3,000 and beyond for Boggs
With more than 2,700 hits, Wade Boggs almost certainly will be the next major-leaguer to reach 3,000 career hits, but he views that coveted plateau as a rest stop, not a final destination."I want to go beyond 3,000," the New York Yankees veteran third...
Trafficker Vanished While He Bartered for His Freedom
* Hodoyan was a member of Tijuana's wealthy class seduced by the glamour and grittiness of the Arellano Felix ring, Mexico's second-most powerful drug cartel.Police on both sides of the border wanted to talk to Alejandro Hodoyan, hoping that he held...
Whimsical Kewpies Proved Popular in Advertising
Q: I have a large sign that advertises Kewpie ice cream. A winged Kewpie is pictured eating some of the ice cream. When was the Kewpie brand made?A: The first Kewpies were drawn by Rose O'Neill in 1909 as illustrations in a magazine. Many companies soon...
Wings See the Light, Beat Blues
After five scoreless periods over two games, Detroit finally gets on board and evens series with 2-1 win.Just when it looked as if the Detroit Red Wings never would score again, at least not against Blues goalie Grant Fuhr, the Red Wings lit the red...