St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 18, 1995

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20-Point Loss Shows Hoyas Are No Match for No. 2 Uconn
For those schools still on Connecticut's schedule, Ray Allen has provided a scouting report on what to expect as you try to be the first team to beat the second-ranked Huskies this season."In the first half, we feel them out. At halftime we try to figure...
2 Views on Rams: Clinton Thrilled, Murray Is Miffed
The once dynamic duo that started St. Louis' drive for an NFL franchise and then fell by the wayside voiced dramatically different views Tuesday of the announcement that the Rams would come here.Jerry Clinton loved it; Fran Murray felt ripped off.They...
Anaheim Set to Get Back to NFL Chase
Anaheim officials aren't weeping publicly over the Rams' departure - they're already looking ahead to a new baseball stadium and another National Football League franchise.City officials have drawn up a list of three or four NFL teams they plan to pursue...
A People Person Brings the Team to Town
Former Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, now a high-priced local lawyer, worked for free as the "point man" in the effort to persuade the Rams to move to St. Louis.And there was a reason he opted for the no-pay status."It gave me greater latitude of decision-making,"...
Autoimmune Hepatitis Involves Liver Inflammation
Dear Dr. Donohue: Two years ago, I was diagnosed with what is called "autoimmune hepatitis." I am now taking two drugs for it - prednisone and Imuran. I have attempted to find information on my condition, but have found very little. Can you help?I cannot...
Battle Looms for Democrats This Weekend
AS HE BASKED in his role as a prime mover in the effort to bring the Rams to St. Louis, Rep. Richard A. Gephardt acknowledged that - with the Republicans running the show in Washington - he'd prefer to be in Missouri."It's more fun here," an almost giddy...
Becker Again Hit with a Royal Slam Via Mac Attack
Boris Becker fell victim once more to the McEnroe tennis conspiracy at the Australian Open, a long-distance and nearly annual intrigue designed to torment the former champion.This time it was Patrick McEnroe who knocked out No. 3 Becker in the first...
Before Big Red Fled, They Had Special Stay Draft Boondoggles, Stormy Management Helped to Drive Team to the Arizona Desert
Flick on the memory switch and go back to the early 1960s, when pro football came to St. Louis for its first showing in what became a 28-year run.After nine losing seasons in 11 years, the Chicago Cardinals packed up and headed south. They arrived here...
Blue and Gold Are the Only Colors That Matter Franchise Has Taken the Lead Role in Tearing Down Nfl's Racial Barriers
The Rams have a tradition of success in the National Football League, appearing in six championship games and winning several division titles and playoff games. They've been league leaders in another area, too: the black player.One year before Jackie...
Briefs
WorldMEXICOZedillo Attacks Problems On 2 FrontsMexican President Ernesto Zedillo made conciliatory gestures Tuesday toward rebels in Chiapas and promised to make Mexico more democratic.Critics say the two conflicts contributed to a loss of confidence...
Bulls Lose to Bullets; Worst Start since '85-86
Michael Jordan's former supporting cast in Chicago could really use his help right about now.A 109-101 loss to the struggling Washington Bullets on Monday dropped the Bulls to an 18-18 record. Only 19 months removed from its third consecutive NBA title,...
Calling It `West' Is a Stretch 49ers Are Only Pacific Team Left in the Nfc
Welcome to the new-look NFC West. For those who believe in truth in advertising, stop right here. Do not adjust your compass.The NFC "West" stretches from coast to coast in 1995: the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons in the Eastern time zone; the...
Cards, Blues Unafraid to Compete with Rams
The Rams become another player in the stiff competition for the sports dollar in St. Louis. But the competition doesn't mind."As a St. Louisan and a sports fan, I think, and the Cardinals think, it's great," Cardinals President Mark Lamping said. "Obviously,...
Chamber Concert Highlights Gifted Composers
ONE OF DAVID LOEBEL'S most admirable contributions to St. Louis musical live has been his gift for crafting concert programs that are not just musically imaginative and well executed, but historically illuminating. Saturday's Chamber Orchestra concert...
Champ's Still Champ: Lions Fall 103-81 to Missouri Baptist
Don't be fooled by the so-so record or by the lack of national recognition. As far as Lindenwood College men's basketball coach Rick Kestner is concerned, Missouri Baptist is still the team to beat in the American Midwest Conference."They're the defending...
Cherry Picking: `Hockey Night' Analyst Keen on Blues Taking Cup
Is all this Stanley Cup talk at the Blues camp sheer nonsense?"Hockey Night In Canada" commentator Don Cherry thinks not. "I'm picking St. Louis," the old coach said. "I'm putting the pressure on Mike Keenan. I think they have a pretty good nucleus there."All...
Chrysler Profit Zooms Past Record Minivans Helped Automaker Earn $3.7 Billion in '94
Chrysler Corp. showed a profit of $3.7 billion last year, by far the highest in the history of the 69-year-old company.Propelled by sales of minivans, sport utility vehicles and a new line of cars, Chrysler is sitting on a pile of cash, has cut its debts...
City Slowly Makes Its Way toward a `New Downtown' Special District Already Includes City Hall, Rec-Plex, Bank, School, Office Buildings under Construction
St. Peters really doesn't have a downtown area, other than Old Town. For years, the only sign of life you could see in St. Peters as you headed west on Interstate 70 was the steeple of All Saints Catholic Church.Times have changed.Mid Rivers Mall and...
Claggett Helps Billikens Avoid a Close Shave against Detroit
Erwin Claggett's aunt, uncle and young cousins might not have recognized his bald head at first glance. But Claggett's Motown kinfolk surely saw something familiar in the jump shot Monday night.Forget that Claggett never before had played on the floor...
Class Act: Actor Brings Lincoln to Life for Students
Students at Wentzville Elementary West School learned about Abraham Lincoln Friday afternoon from a tall, gaunt bearded man portraying Lincoln."I enjoyed the students; they make all the difference," said R. Frederick Klein, an actor playing the role...
Clinton Offers Aid to Japan
President Bill Clinton promised swift help for Japan as he visited the sites of two of America's own natural disasters Tuesday.As Clinton marked the first anniversary of the Los Angeles earthquake, officials noted that the federal government poured more...
Coming Home from Haiti
Despite the death of a U.S. soldier last week, Secretary of Defense William Perry has announced that Haiti is now "safe and secure." This announcement paves the way for the United Nations to take over the U.S. military operation in Haiti, probably by...
Competition from Iowa Puts Damper on Illinois Casinos
While most Illinois riverboat operators had reason to celebrate the new year, casino revenue sank to all-time lows last month for the two Illinois vessels competing with a reinvigorated Iowa fleet.The Casino Rock Island and East Dubuque's Silver Eagle...
Congress Approves 1st Bill Accountability Act on Clinton's Desk
The Republican-controlled Congress sent its first bill to President Bill Clinton on Tuesday when the House gave final approval to a measure requiring Congress to live by the same laws as other employers.The House voted 390-0 in favor of the more detailed...
Controversy over Answer on Mother's Smoking
Dear Abby: Your reply to "Smokeless in Arizona," who wanted to send her ailing mother out in the cold to smoke rather than contaminate her "dream house," was three rings short of a bull's-eye.Tell this lady that my heart bleeds for her. After all, why...
Court Isn't Bound by Terms of Will
IN MISSOURI and Illinois, like many other states, courts usually uphold the decision of guardianship that is spelled out in a will.But parents should be aware that designating a guardian is simply an expression of their preference, says attorney Jim...
Delisle's Numbers Go Up; He Refuses to Go Down
Collinsville High's Mike Delisle has a 24-0 record this season and is the St. Louis area's top-ranked wrestler at 119 pounds. That gives him a varsity career record of 138-15 and, if upcoming matches go according to form, Delisle will reach the 150-victory...
Development Study Goes to Zoning Commission
With plans for a downtown area still in the works, St. Peters officials commissioned a study last year to determine how much more retail growth the city could sustain without overdoing it."Projections of Retail Development in St. Charles County," a...
Disaster's Aftermath Quiet, Calm
When the earth heaved and threw her to the ground, when the second floor of her wooden home collapsed on top of her, Michiko Nagare was sure she was going to die."I thought I had no hope," said Nagare, 64, as she sat in the lobby of the Nishinomiya Municipal...
Equity Called Myth in Rearing of Children Study Finds Fathers Spend Little Time with Preschoolers
Six minutes in Hong Kong. Thirty minutes in Belgium. Forty-two minutes in the United States. Preschoolers worldwide spend on average less than one waking hour a day alone with their fathers, according to an 11-nation study.The mother remains the primary...
E. St. Louis Makes Plans for `Seed Money' Projects for `Enterprise Community' Could Create Hundreds of Jobs
Two projects discussed Tuesday could create hundreds of jobs in East St. Louis, city officials say.Federal, state and local officials met for several hours Tuesday with industry representatives to talk about how East St. Louis will spend a $3 million...
Fans Make the Call: Welcome aboard Here, Good Riddance in La
Callers to PostLine are loud and clear on how they feel about the arrival of the Rams: overjoyed.In Southern California, much of the response could be summed up in two words: "Good riddance."Readers registered their sentiments Tuesday by calling PostLine,...
February Meetings Set on Move; Owners Cautious
It's not official until the commissioner and owners sing.But the National Football League is wasting no time deciding the fate of the Rams.A special league meeting has been called for mid-February in Dallas to vote on the Rams' proposal to move to St....
Federal Set-Aside Programs on Court Hot Seat White Argues Bias in Awarding of Job
SOME CONSERVATIVE Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about the legality of a government affirmative-action program designed to give minority-owned small businesses an edge when competing for federal contracts.During arguments, Justice...
Finally, Football!\ St. Louis Lands Rams; Now It's in Fans' Hands
Coming soon to a stadium near you: the St. Louis Rams.From the ashes of the Arizona Cardinals, expansion rejection and an ill-fated flirtation with the New England Patriots, here come the Rams. The long-awaited announcement that the Los Angeles Rams...
Fire District Asks for Tax Hike to Buy Equipment
The Union Fire Protection District is looking for voter help in buying new, more efficient equipment, says Keith Oltmann, a director of the district.On Feb. 7, the district wants voters to increase the tax rate for operations by 12 cents for each $100...
First `Contract' Bill on Clinton's Desk
The Republican-controlled Congress sent its first bill to President Bill Clinton on Tuesday when the House gave final approval to a measure requiring Congress to live by the same laws as other employers.The House voted 390-0 in favor of the more detailed...
Florida-Touting Letter Angers Old Warson
WEDNESDAY WANDERINGS: Old Warson C.C. officials are in a snit over a mailing recently sent by fellow member and businessman Don Wolfsberger to the club's roster. In the letter, Wolfsberger touted a golf and gourmet trip to the Ocean Reef Club in North...
For Frontiere, a Sentimental Journey
When Georgia Frontiere finally made her dramatic homecoming to St. Louis, she was greeted with festive band music, gushing words of praise, bursts of applause, fireworks, streamers from the rafters and the most lucrative deal in National Football League...
From the Ramparts, a Salute to Warriors Who Won the Battle
One day, the entire story will be told, in excruciating detail, about how the Rams wandered into St. Louis and made this their home, just when the cobwebs were forming to make this an NFL ghost town.Future generations of young St. Louisans will settle...
Fruit Acids: New Products Are Causing a Revolution in Skin Care
REMEMBER CLEOPATRA'S milk bath?Cleopatra was on to something, the same something that is causing a skin-care revolution today.Fruit and milk acids are behind the revolution, according to beauty experts.In recent years, some extraordinary new products...
Georgia Tech Outlasts Wake Forest
Freshman Matt Harpring broke a tie with a layup with 40 seconds remaining and Travis Best added three free throws in the final 20 seconds as No. 22 Georgia Tech edged No. 15 Wake Forest 67-65 Tuesday night in Atlanta.The Yellow Jackets (10-5, 2-2 Atlantic...
Gingrich Says Media Tycoon Sought No Favors
Accusing the news media of "nitpicking," House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that media tycoon Rupert Murdoch sought no favors in his dispute with NBC when they met before Gingrich concluded a book deal with one of Murdoch's companies.Gingrich ...
Glory Days: Top 10 Games
Ten of the most memorable games in Rams history:Dec. 15, 1945Site: Cleveland StadiumScore: Rams 15, Washington Redskins 14.Highlight: In their eighth and final season in Cleveland, the Rams won their first NFL title with rookie quarterback Bob Waterfield...
Gop Cuts a Threat, Report Says
The Republican push to dismantle federal nutrition programs threatens farm incomes, grocers and the rural economy, the Agriculture Department said Tuesday.In an analysis of the GOP's proposed welfare overhaul, the department said the legislation would...
Great Moments Not-So-Great Moments
- Feb. 13, 1937: The NFL grants a franchise to attorney Homer Marshman and a group of Cleveland businessmen. The team is to be called the Cleveland Rams.- Dec. 16, 1945: Rams defeat Washington 15-14 for NFL championship.- Jan. 11, 1946: Daniel F. Reeves,...
Hollywood Hit Tries a Sequel in St. Louis the First Team to Move West Becomes First to Move Back
Before 1946, St. Louis was the only city west of the Mississippi River on the major-league sports map.There were the Cardinals and Browns in baseball, and the St. Louis Bombers in the Basketball Association of America.Dan Reeves changed that. Reeves,...
Honor Roll
Students at Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm Street, St. Charles, must have grade-point averages of at least 4.0 to qualify for the President's List, 3.6 for the Dean's List and 3.1 for the honor roll with no U in Conduct.The following students are on...
Honor Roll
Students at Blackhurst Elementary School, 2000 West Elm Street, St. Charles, must have 3 As and one B in Reading, Math, Language Arts and Spelling to qualify for the A Honor Roll and average a B grade in all areas for the B Honor Roll.The following students...
Humorist Loses Appeal over Satirical Busch Ad Michelob Parody Called Infringement
Humorist Richard Balducci wasn't laughing Tuesday when he found out that the First Amendment wouldn't protect his satirical magazine's parody of an Anheuser-Busch Inc. ad."Now . . . they own the First Amendment too," Balducci said when he heard that...
Improved Version of Old Saying
`IF YOU can't say something, don't say anything at all."That phrase, decorating a poster made by a first-grader, is on the wall at my children's school. I think it is one of the most brilliant things I have ever read.The first-graders have been learning...
Jackpot Winner Vanishes; Casino Owners Are Baffled
Many players called, but Argosy Riverside Casino officials said Tuesday that they'd failed to find the the person who walked away from a $10,000 slot machine payoff.Casino officials have asked the Missouri Gaming Commission for a ruling on what to do...
Joining Forces on Welfare Reform
Let's find something we can agree on. Wouldn't it be a good idea for Hillary Rodham Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich to sit down together and have tea and a good talk about welfare reform?Mrs. Clinton has already given the Gingriches a White House...
Keenan Lines Up Some Surprises for First Scrimmage
Director Mike Keenan plans some casting changes when he runs his Blues through their first dress rehearsal tonight.The Blues will scrimmage among themselves at the Dobson Ice Arena in a $5-per-ticket benefit for youth hockey programs here. They open...
Kmart Trims Powers of Top Exec
Kmart Corp. stripped Chief Executive Joseph Antonini of the chairman's rank Tuesday in a move that follows a dismal holiday sales performance and leaves Antonini's future at the company clouded.Kmart's directors named Donald Perkins, retired chief of...
Knights 3-0 since Changing Coaches Assistant Maglione Guiding Howell North in Place of Cadieux
So far, so good.That's the prevailing sentiment among people connected with the Francis Howell North team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association these days.The Knights, 9-4-2 overall, are 3-0 since coach Len Cadieux was replaced by assistant John...
Kroenke Rams into Picture New Vice Chairman Has Option to Buy
Many tried to do it. Many talked a good game.Leave it to businessman Stan Kroenke of Columbia, Mo., to walk softly but carry a big wallet.While FANS Inc. celebrated its relocation agreement with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday, Kroenke provided an additional...
Laws of Nature Unnerving When They Hit Home
WITH THE UNSTEADY gait of an old-timer, the brown dog shuffled along toward the front steps. In the bushes next to the porch, the cat was waiting.She was perfectly still, except for her eyes, which unblinkingly followed the dog's progress. As the dog...
Martin's Long Heave Gives Mizzou Last-Second Win
It had not been a particularly enjoyable night for Erika Martin.Martin was feeling under the weather in Tuesday's game with Memphis University. At one point she took herself out of the game and quickly vanished down a tunnel, garbage can in tow.But the...
Meet the Players
83 Willie Anderson WRFun facts: Nickname "Flipper" came from a baby sitter who thought he sounded like a Dolphin when he cried. It was New Orleans that was crying when he set an NFL record with 336 receiving yards in a game vs. Saints in 1989.College:...
Michigan's Fife Shoots Down Illini with Rare 3-Point Display
Dugan Fife looks almost out of place on a Michigan basketball team that, in the last few years, has oozed with athleticism and Fab Five fawnings. The Wolverines' spindly guard almost sounds out of place, as if he should be in the woodwinds section of...
Morning Briefing
Dierberg Buys 3rd Bank In California</P><P>The Rams may have soured on Southern California, but St. Louis banker James F. Dierberg hasn't.</P><P>First Banks Inc., the $3.3 billion bank Dierberg owns, said Tuesday that it agreed...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Ram Drops:In your face, PAUL TAGLIABUE.Welcome home, GEORGIA FRONTIERE.Now that we've built a $260 million stadium and promised the Rams $130 million, would it be possible to fix the sidewalks in Forest Park?The official agreement at the news conference...
O.J. Defense Aims to Cut Witness List
O.J. Simpson's lawyers sought Tuesday to prevent prosecutors from using the names or statements of 200 witnesses in their opening arguments at the start of Simpson's trial on double-murder charges.In a motion unsealed Tuesday, defense attorney Robert...
O'neal Keeps Magic Unbeaten at Home
The Orlando Magic preserved one streak while wrecking another Tuesday night.Shaquille O'Neal had 35 points and 15 rebounds as the Magic remained the NBA's only unbeaten team at home and stopped Charlotte's winning streak at eight games with a 109-98...
Orange County Treasurer Says the Broker Did It
The bitter feud between Orange County, Calif., and Merrill Lynch & Co., now in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, shows how fast a disgraced player can turn on his long-trusted coach when the game is lost.Like discredited sprinter Ben Johnson, who blamed Dr. Jamie...
Organist Rowland Offers Up Favorites in Concert
CHURCHES can vary anywhere from a one-room shack in an obscure location to a thousand-year-old cathedral in Europe. Similarly, the term "church music" can denote a wide variety of things, some of which, at one extreme, aren't worth comment.Among organ...
Other Views
Mark Whicker Orange County Register</P><P>It hits the real Californians the hardest.</P><P>The symbolism is just too frontal - the Rams, like so many families before them, turning back east from this paradise lost.</P><P>Just...
Panel Oks Forest Park Master Plan Open-Space Provisions Undergo Some Tinkering
A committee of St. Louis aldermen recommended Tuesday approving the Forest Park master plan, but only after tinkering with several of the open-space provisions.The most debated change was the deletion of a sentence: "Any proposed expansion of existing...
People
No hard feelings: Model CARRE OTIS is rumored to be patching things up with hubby MICKEY ROURKE, despite allegations that he has punched her. Why go back?She tells Mirabella magazine: "Whenever there is suffering, there's growth. Whether there was physical...
Pioneers Defeat Rosary 50-43 to End Three-Game Losing Skid
It wasn't pretty, but first-year coach Greg Traffas and the Duchesne High Pioneers were in no position to be picky."We've been playing a lot of ugly basketball lately, but tonight there was a big difference - we won," said Traffas after his Pioneers...
Politicians Parade: `A Vote for Me Is a Vote for Football'
Lots of people slipped out of work to celebrate Tuesday's news conference on tavern televisions. Remarkably, some of them actually returned to their day jobs after seeing the good news.But not before they did some cheering. An army of celebrants ended...
Predictability, Smut in `Parent 'Hood'
TURN UP the volume on "The Cosby Show," make "Family Matters" a little more slapstick (if that's possible), and you have the WB network's "The Parent 'Hood" (7:30 tonight on Channel 11). In other words, not much new here - except some borderline smut,...
Quake Rattles Confidence Many in Kobe Area Felt They Were Safe
Survivors with blank expressions wandered battered streets Tuesday in Kobe, a city that was supposed to stand up to earthquakes. The disaster killed more than 2,000 people.In large areas of this once-prosperous city, fire destroyed what Tuesday's 7.2-magnitude...
Rams Could Find Crowd on Kmox Dial Home Team Means Fewer Choices Will Be Available on Television
Will KMOX broadcast games of St. Louis' new National Football League team?The station has been the play-by-play home of the area's major sports teams for decades, with only a few exceptions. Some staffers say KMOX management is looking at a marriage...
Rams in the Hall of Fame
A look at former Cleveland or Los Angeles Rams personnel who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ***** TOM FEARS 6-2, 215 pounds Year Inducted: 1970 Teams: Rams, 1948-1956 Highlights: Caught 400 passes...
Rams' Move Signals End of an Era
Somewhere in Brooklyn, an elderly man with real memories of the Boys of Summer wears a small, satisfied smile and reflects privately that what goes around does indeed come around.Somewhere in Oakland, a large man dismounts a silver-and-black Harley,...
Rams Not Afraid of a Big Deal
When it comes to wheeling and dealing, the modern Rams are known for the monster Eric Dickerson trade on Halloween 1987.In a three-team transaction involving 10 players or draft choices, the Rams sent Dickerson to Indianapolis, Buffalo obtained the rights...
Rams Players Look toward More Uniform Support
Some home-field advantage.The Los Angeles Rams averaged an anemic 42,000 spectators a game. When the Rams' players gazed into the stands of Anaheim Stadium, they could see many royal blue and gold Rams jerseys, but they saw the jerseys of many other...
Record 136 on Athletic Academic Honor Roll
One-hundred and thirty-six students have been named to the 1994 Fall Athletic Academic Honor Roll at Lindenwood College. This is the largest number of student athletes named since the Honor Roll was started in the spring of 1993.The Athletic Academic...
Russia, Chechnya Move Haltingly toward Cease-Fire
Russian and Chechen negotiators took a step toward a cease-fire in breakaway Chechnya on Tuesday. But the five-week war raged on, and many on both sides were skeptical that any agreement would hold.In the streets of Grozny, Chechen fighters scornfully...
Sampras Cruises, Avoids Fate of Becker, Sabatini
In a zone of his own, Pete Sampras avoided the pitfalls that snared other big names and breezed into the third round today at the Australian Open.As the sun broke through early-afternoon clouds and began baking the courts, Sampras raced through a 6-2,...
`Save the Rams' Vows to Continue Fight in Anaheim
Before St. Louis gets carried away with its embrace of the Rams, agent Leigh Steinberg would like to give it a geography lesson: Tampa-St. Petersburg, New Orleans, and Oakland.All three communities once celebrated the acquisition of a major-league sports...
Simpson Struck His First Wife, Prosecutors Say
O.J. Simpson, accused of murdering his second wife after years of abusing her, also struck his first wife, prosecutors alleged for the first time in court papers released Tuesday.The documents also show that Simpson called his first wife, Marquerite...
Sports Shorts
Kingman, Carew Top List For Collusion Damages</P><P>Dave Kingman and Rod Carew were the biggest winners in the second award of collusion damages in major-league baseball.</P><P>Kingman was awarded $829,849.54 by arbitrator Thomas...
State Ambulance Director Ousted Cole Removed after Reports of Licensing Irregularities
State officials have removed the director of the agency that licenses and polices ambulance workers in the wake of disclosures of numerous problems in the agency's practices.The director, Kenneth E. Cole Jr., had headed the Bureau of Emergency Services...
State Prison Chief Disagrees with Prediction of Riots
Missouri's corrections chief played down Tuesday a senator's prediction that prison crowding would trigger a "major riot" this spring.Dora Schriro said the Department of Corrections had taken steps to discourage inmate uprisings, including the threat...
Step Ahead: Lady Knights Charge On
Francis Howell North girls basketball coach Mike Kenny expected to have a good season.But 12-2 and ranked ninth in the Post-Dispatch large schools poll? No way."I'd have to say we're ahead of schedule," Kenny said. "Don't get me wrong, I knew we had...
Stewart Makes History, Sends Mu on Rare Trek to Jackson St
The hubbub over the Los Angeles Rams' migration to St. Louis didn't elude Norm Stewart, a crony of minority owner Stan Kroenke.But obscured in the Ram-bunctiousness is another historic development involving sports in Missouri. Today, two days after the...
Stinging from Big Red, Ex-Cards Welcome Rams
During the city's quest for a National Football League team, skeptics often suggested that St. Louis couldn't support a franchise. Former Cardinal Jackie Smith, a recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, insists otherwise."It's been away from...
Stop Whining, la; We Deserve Another Chance
The Rams are vanished, headed to the Midwest, and in Southern California they are in the early throes of a hot-blooded tantrum. Some rather vitriolic analysis is coming over the transom as angry journalists and bitter team boosters accuse the Rams of...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAYReBirth Brass Band: There's a big debate among fans of New Orleans music whether the ReBirth Brass Band or the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is No. 1. The older Dirty Dozen musicians surely are...
Synchronia: Austere Tone for Hard Subject
THOSE who attended the Synchronia concert Sunday afternoon in Winifred Moore Auditorium on the Webster University campus no doubt noticed that something was very different.Our Western ears have been conditioned to expect tonal harmony, singable melody...
Team Spirit Rams' Instant Fans Show off Their Enthusiasm
Hugh Chapman one-upped all the football fans Tuesday sporting Rams jerseys and hats. He has a new Missouri vanity license plate that spells "STL-RAM."Chapman, 44, an executive recruiter from Maryland Heights, was among 100 Rams fans celebrating late...
Tear Down the Ambassador? Panel Will Consider Request to Raze Theater Building
The landmark Ambassador Theater, where many a Western movie premiered, may be headed for a shootout.The city's Heritage and Urban Design Commission will consider Thursday a request to demolish the theater and its vacant 17-story office building at Seventh...
The Owner Hands-Off Approach Seems to Suit Frontiere
Her media guide includes an ode to composer Henry Mancini.Her advisory board includes Bob Hope, Maureen Reagan and Lord David Westbury of Great Britain's House of Lords.Her team is the Rams. No, Georgia Frontiere is not your run-of-the-mill National...
The St. Louis Rams
After enduring seven seasons of professional football famine, St. Louis is about to be part of the National Football League again. Assuming the final steps are completed as expected, the Los Angeles Rams will transform themselves into the St. Louis...
`The Team's Coming, No More Jokes,' Says Worker at Stadium
More than steel rose Tuesday down at the domed stadium project, where the workers finally are building a sure-enough home for pro football."This is icing on the cake," said Randy Gillam, a foreman with the Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co. "The place was...
Think You Know Your Rams? Give This Test a Try
1. What Vashon High graduate is a member of the Rams advisory board?2. Who was the halfback nicknamed "Squirmin' Herman," the Rams' first-round draft choice in 1947 who later was an actor on the TV series "Hawaii Five-O"?3. Who was the University City...
Three Women View Work and Welfare
When there is no hope, there can be no endeavor. Samuel Johnson LeticiaLeticia, 29 years old, works as a data processor. She received AFDC (Aid for Dependent Children) for four years when her children were young. Leticia...