St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 1, 1996

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150,000 Join Protest Marchers Demand Resignation of Serb President
In the biggest rally ever against Serbia's authoritarian president, 150,000 people marched through the capital Saturday, hurling eggs and firecrackers at city hall and state television offices.The rally began when about 15,000 students took to the streets...
1938
When PICTURES was born:Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the United States, and John Nance Garner was vice president. Bernard F. Dickmann was mayor of St. Louis.Social Security was a new program, signed into law just three years earlier by FDR....
20,000 Mark Reached; Show-Me Return Likely
Show-Me Bowl and Trans World Dome officials projected a paid attendance of 20,000 fans for the Missouri state football championships, a figure they said would be critical in determining the event's fate for 1997.Boosted by a larger-than-expected opening-day...
78 Sites in Area to Offer Recycling of Holiday Trees
St. Louis area residents can recycle their Christmas trees again this year at 78 collection sites participating in the sixth annual Post-Dispatch Christmas Tree Recycling Program.More than 375,000 trees have been taken to recycling sites in the past...
'97 Hurricane Forecast Is Coming Soon
Someday next year, the wind will shift in India, setting in motion an intricate chain of events that will produce a hurricane halfway around the globe.The busy 1996 Atlantic hurricane season ended Saturday, and scientists are looking ahead to what lies...
A City Snaps
Outbreaks Of Gunfire, Arson And Looting Leave A Florida Community Known For Retirees And Tourists Dazed And BewilderedTHIS WATERFRONT CITY is searching for its soul.Residents say it. The newspaper says it. No one can explain how a sleepy, sunny city...
Adm Plea Leaves Customers out Smart Lawyers Saved Hundreds of Millions
Archer Daniels Midland Co. has been accused of lots of things in the 17 months since a price-fixing scandal broke open at the big grain processor.Hiring dumb lawyers isn't one of them.The past two months show why, as the company in Decatur, Ill., company...
A Holiday Tradition Continues
For 45 years, the Post-Dispatch has rung in the holiday season with a call to help the 100 Neediest Cases. Every year, readers have responded; in 1995, readers' generosity topped $1.2 million in contributions of money, toys, food and clothes. More than...
All Roads in Forest Park Lead to Big Greens Fees
TEED OFF: Reading the City Journal, the public record of official action by the city of St. Louis, can be eye-opening. The Nov. 12 minutes of the Board of Public Service note approval of a contract with Hale Irwin Golf Services Inc., of Clayton for a...
A New Kind of Reader's Advocate
WE EXPECT THE upcoming St. Louis city elections to be a defining moment not only for the city but also for the region, which has a stake in how and with whom City Hall does business.It also will be a defining moment for the Post-Dispatch.We want to be...
`Angels' Help Celebration for Children
THEY hold this affair only every other year, so the "Celebration for Children" has to be something special. This time, the Foundation for Special Education of the St. Louis Archdiocese presented an angel motif representing each of the 1,000 children...
A Picture Story Photographs Tell the History of the Post-Dispatch Sunday Magazine
This is how the ST. LOUIS Post-Dispatch Magazine began 58 years ago, and this is how it ends - with pictures, pictures and more pictures.The magazine, variously known in its nearly six decades as PICTURES, Sunday PICTURES, Post-Dispatch Magazine, PD...
As Cisneros Departs, Hud Faces Dim Future
Henry Cisneros has been an impassioned pioneer on America's troubled urban frontier, the first housing secretary to avidly pursue the explosive goal of integrating the poor into mainstream society.But when he steps down in January, Cisneros will leave...
`Asrael' Outshines Zukerman Performance
In the minds of local concertgoers, the name Josef Suk probably registers as that of the respected Czech violinist who appeared as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra several years ago. Friday night's orchestra concert brought another Josef...
Astronauts Abandon Attempts to Open Stuck Shuttle Hatch
NASA officials called off attempts to pry open open a jammed hatch door on the space shuttle Columbia Saturday and scrubbed all further spacewalks on the mission.Mission Control was concerned that astronauts Tamara Jernigan and Thomas Jones might not...
At the Movies
NEWThe Funeral (R, violence, language; 1:39): Abel Ferrara ("King of New York") directs an outstanding cast that includes Chris Penn, Vincent Gallo and Christopher Walken in a grim, bloody, profane crime drama. Ferrara's fans will appreciate his further...
Barnett Shows Art of Revival at Northwestern
Gary Barnett won't be the Coach-of-the-Year this time - see, winning has become old hat at Northwestern! - but the man who took the Purple to Pasedena a year ago once again is in the news. After all, not many guys turn down the chance to coach at Notre...
Battered Just a Year Ago, the Island of St. Thomas Is Ready for Banner Year
A YEAR AFTER Hurricane Marilyn crippled most of its hotel and tourist facilities, a renovated and restored St. Thomas stands ready to embark on what it hopes will be a banner winter season.There's reason to believe the island won't be disappointed.The...
Been There: Texaco Tapes Didn't Surprise One Area Woman
DENOVA CANDIES says she is not surprised that in secretly recorded conversations Texaco executives belittled blacks and plotted to destroy evidence in a race-discrimination suit.Those conversations, in which executives referred to African-American e...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books, as compiled from large-city bookstores, bookstore chains and local best-seller lists:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Silent Honor," Danielle Steel 2. "The Deep End of the Ocean," Jacquelyn Mitchard 3. "M Is for Malice," Sue Grafton...
Blue Skies Cooper's Hawk on Rebound, Thriving throughout Illinois
If the Cooper's hawk could have chosen its own name, Cooper might have been the last thing on its mind.The brownish bird - about the size of a crow with a breast streaked white, brown and gray - is named after William Cooper, who shot and collected it...
Bond Looks to Asia for Our Prosperity
Just Back From His Own Trip To Region, Senator Says Clinton's Summit `Was Definitely What We Needed'SOME CRITICS OF President Bill Clinton's trade policies in Asia say the success of the president's trip last week is reason to hope for a more coherent...
Books in Brief
Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee are back, returning from a literary sabbatical. Now they are reunited as the Navajo nation's best investigators, an unlikely yet eminently successful pair. The taciturnLeaphorn has retired, Chee, his former subordinate, is now...
Book Value Scholars Seeking Tenure Face Publishing Blockade
Michael Parkhurst knew that his doctoral dissertation on the German sociologist and philosopher Theodor Adorno would not compete for sales with Oprah and Dennis Rodman.Still, he was stunned that, when the Cornell University Press said it was not interested...
Bowden Counts Blessings, Keeps on Going
Don't ask Bobby Bowden's secretary if the 67-year-old coach is slowing down."I wish he would, it would make my job easier," said Sue Hall, Bowden's administrative right arm for the past 18 years. "I think it's worse than ever."At a time of life when...
Brain Chemical Linked to Suicide, Study Says Low Serotonin Level May Be a Risk Factor
Abnormally low levels of serotonin, a chemical neurotransmitter produced in the brain, may indicate a predisposition to suicide, researchers report.Studies by a number of researchers show that serotonin levels are 20 percent to 25 percent lower in patients...
Briefs
GREECE5,000 Farmers Blockade Roads, RailsFlying the black flag of anarchy from their tractors, 5,000 Greek farmers seized toll booths and blockaded the country's main north-south road and rail line for the third day Saturday to support their demand for...
Briefs
GREECE5,000 Farmers Blockade Roads, RailsFlying the black flag of anarchy from their tractors, 5,000 Greek farmers seized toll booths and blockaded the country's main north-south road and rail line for the third day Saturday to support their demand for...
Brooks Faces Uphill Battle to Keep Job
Rich Brooks, like Santa Claus, has a lot to do before Christmas. And he's running out of time. Let's not be coy. Despite those vague and predictable wait-and-see comments coming from Rams management, the decision has already been made: If the Rams stagger...
Buffs: 'Huskers Will Whip Texas
The Colorado Buffaloes have taken the Nebraska-Texas taste test, and their preference is clear for Saturday's Big 12 Conference championship game between the 'Huskers and 'Horns at the Trans World Dome."Anything can happen in college football, but don't...
Calling the Cityscape Design Police
THE Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Gateway Arch, turns 30 two years from now. There has been some discussion of mounting a celebration to mark the birthday of this majestic modernist monument. And that sort of a party would be just swell:...
Caring: Locomotives Program Picks Up Plenty of Steam
The Gateway Locomotives hockey program started with nothing more than Tony Sansone Jr.'s and Kelly Chase's desire to give something back to the community.They formed a hockey program for the developmentally disabled based on the successful blueprint...
City Managers Have Ups, Downs - and Outs Three Have Exited St. Charles County Cities This Year
City administrators are an endangered species in St. Charles County.The city of St. Charles has had four managers in the last five years, including Hank Sinda, who left in June after realizing that his contract would not be renewed or extended.On Nov....
Civilized Setting for Tale of Primal Instincts
HEAT WAVEA novel by Penelope Lively214 pages, HarperCollins, $23 ***** STRIPPED of the social niceties of its characters, "Heat Wave" is essentially a novel of the fiercest and most basic biological truths. Uncontrollable attraction leads to mating....
Clemson Sinks Missouri with Late 3-Pointer
Jeff Hafer, deep into freshman orientation at the Norm Stewart School of Basketball, picked up a vital nugget of knowledge Saturday.Asked if he had learned anything in Mizzou's wrenching 47-45 loss to 10th-ranked Clemson in the second round of the San...
Click: Outage Here Disrupts Phone Service Miles Away
Telephone customers hundreds of miles from Missouri have been introduced the hard way to the sometimes uncertain new world of telecommunications.When a crew accidentally cut a Sprint Corp. trunk line in Webster Groves on Nov. 19, Lois Lambert lost her...
Climate from Fall to Spring Makes Phoenix a Resort City
FAMILIES of quail, one right after another, parade among the spring-blooming desert cactus plants, and bushy cottontail rabbits scamper everywhere. Lucky them. They live year-round at the Boulders, the posh Phoenix-area resort that rates at the top of...
Clinton Faces Gop Reprisals
We are in an era of good feeling. Moderation and constructive bipartisanship are in the air. Enjoy it while you can. It won't last.The era was kicked off by the media's consensus explanation of the election results: A Democratic president and a Republican...
Coal in Stocking for Film Buffs Many Prestigious Movies of '96 Won't Be in St. Louis until after the Year Turns
FOR St. Louis film buffs, Christmas will come a little late this year.A couple of dozen movies that are expected to contend for 1996 Oscar nominations and fight for places on critics' 10-best lists will not reach St. Louis until January or February.Some...
Coming Home to America
I was in Italy this fall. Along with some friends, my wife and I toured the Chianti region - splendid hill town after splendid hill town. We ate, we drank, we took in the views and then, later, zoomed down to Rome for a bella time. A friend who lives...
Company's Sculpture Gardens Are Little-Known Treasure
THERE EXISTS a surprising harmony between heavy metal and flower petals in the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens.Nestled in artfully landscaped woods in Westchester County are works by some of the greatest sculptors of this century. They range from...
Congress by Committee Making a Comeback
Two years ago, House Republican leaders marched into control of Congress, intent on slashing the power and number of committees that had flourished under the Democrats.Now, Speaker Newt Gingrich and his GOP leadership team want to return authority to...
Contributor's Exploitation of White House Bothers Many
THE WHITE HOUSE was aglitter with holiday finery in December of 1994 when Johnny Chung escorted a Beijing businessman to the exclusive dining room for lunch before dropping by the offices of first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.Chung,...
Cross-Countries Skiing
CROSSING THE border is as effortless as a fast schuss, a slalom turn, or even just a side-step, and there you are. If you side-step, you'll have one ski in France and the other in Switzerland. That's what Les Portes du Soleil is all about. It's also...
Cruise Ships Are Making Deals
FREE UPGRADES, reduced air fares, free fares for children and other discounts are increasing as the cruise industry prepares for another round of new ships.The deals are available because of a simple economic fact: supply and demand. The cruise lines...
Cynical, Disgusting, Fascinating James Ellroy Looks into Mother's Murder
MY DARK PLACESBy James Ellroy351 pages, Knopf, $25 ***** IT IS DIFFICULT to like a book in which the author exploits the memory of his mother, murdered 38 years ago in a case that has never been solved. James Ellroy will undoubtedly bridle at the word...
Donor Company Surprises School Official Scholarship Was Linked to Bus Firm He Monitors
A Missouri school official says he had no idea that an $1,800 scholarship that sent him to Miami for a week last winter was from a foundation with ties to one of the school bus companies he monitors.The state official is David Petersen, transportation...
Downsizing Santa
Many businesses have gotten out of the business of gifting their clients. But others have found new, interesting and socially worthy ways to keep St. Nick busy.ETHICS has made Christmas gift-giving so much more challenging for business people.In the...
Eaker Leads K-State Past Morgan State
Gerald Eaker scored 22 points, 19 of them in the second half, to lead Kansas State to an 85-66 victory over Morgan State on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.The Wildcats (3-0) struggled with Morgan State (0-2) early, trading leads four times in the first half...
Every Good Driver Needs a Carpoon
HERE'S THE PROBLEM: If you stop 100 people at random and ask them to evaluate their driving ability, every single one will say "above average." It is a scientific fact that all drivers, including those who are going the wrong way on Interstate highways,...
Evil Act Brings out Good in Neighbors
IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS, a murder, no matter how rare, is enough to make some people hit the panic button and start scrambling for a new place to live.Not in the city's Central West End.Residents of the 4700 block of Westminster Place say a recent murder...
Flight 800 Success Story: All Recovered Remains Identified Medical Examiner Uses DNA Analysis to Help with Task
Ronald Yee had come to accept that his sister Judith had not just died in the crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 but that any trace of her had been erased. The remains of both Judith Yee's cousin and a friend she was traveling with were recovered,...
Food Fight When Is a Pizza Not a Pizza? Government Reviews Labeling
Once everyone knew what a pizza was: a baked pie of flattened dough spread with tomato sauce, covered with cheese and jazzed up with anchovies, sausage, even ham, pineapple or whatever.That made it easy for the Agriculture Department to write standards...
Former Hostage Revisits the Scene Terry Anderson Goes Back to Lebanon
TERRY ANDERSON had no interest in walking down, as he put it, "a rather nasty memory lane."This explains why the former hostage's documentary on Lebanon dwells more on how the country has recovered from its civil war than on how Anderson felt about his...
Former Pictures Editor Was a Newspaper Legend
The late Julius H. Klyman, longtime editor of Sunday PICTURES, knew better than anyone what drove the magazine in its early years.In a postmortem tribute in Popular Photography magazine, Clarence E. Olson, a former PICTURES staffer, said that Klyman...
Former Soldiers in Haiti Get Training - but Not Many Jobs
Constant Dorsilon, a former soldier in the dreaded Haitian army, thinks he can make it as a civilian."What I want is to get a normal life and a steady job, and I will have no problem with anyone," said Dorsilon, 25, a mechanic in an auto repair shop.Dorsilon...
Freed Man Vows to Help Others Wrongly Jailed and At-Risk Youths
Lee Otis Griffin said Friday he no longer needs his "Lee O. Griffin Freedom and Justice Committee," but it will serve two new purposes:Helping others who may have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.Steering young people away from behavior that...
French Explorers Solve Riddle of Giant Gold-Mining `Ants'
The legend of the giant ants mining gold that enriched the Persian Empire has circulated since the time of Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th century B.C.The tale was popular in Athens and Rome; and Alexander the Great, on his way to India, is said...
Goose Has Laid a Golden Egg for Missouri Hunters
In a sport as tradition-bound as waterfowl hunting, change often comes slowly. But astonishing changes have taken place in Missouri goose hunting, and hunters who adapt will find hunting of a variety and quality that a decade ago they couldn't have imagined.As...
Governments Find That You Get Whom You Pay for, or Lose Them
The blind fish that swim in the caves of Arkansas have a friend in Steve Wilson. As director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, which regulates hunting and fishing in the state, Wilson also helps to protect the state's endangered cave fish, burying...
Grateful Owner Is Doggone Happy to Get Pet Back
At one point a TV reporter asked Henrietta, a guide dog, how it felt to be reunited with her owner.Henrietta, a black and tan German shepherd, replied by licking the shoe of her owner, Angela Gibson, 26, a mostly blind psychology student at St. Louis...
Hallmark Founders with Story of Sea
EVEN "Hallmark Hall of Fame" can't come up with a prime catch every time."Calm at Sunset" (8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 4), the saga of a fishing family in Nova Scotia, starts out as a gentle coming-of-age tale but ends up lost at sea.The drama, adapted...
Harry Wilensky; Led Team That Won a Pulitzer Prize
Harry Wilensky, a retired Post-Dispatch reporter and editor who helped win a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper, died Friday (Nov. 29, 1996) at his home in St. Louis of an apparent heart attack. He was 88."He was probably one of the best writers we ever...
Hawaii's Car Agencies Bar Travel on Road They Consider Haunted
RENT A CAR on the Big Island of Hawaii and you have to give your word that you won't drive on Saddle Road.The road on Hawaii, the biggest and geologically youngest island in the chain that bears its name, crosses a high plateau between the mountains...
'Hawks Complete a Trophy Dash in 5a Second-Half Blitz Fuels 21-20 Win over Oak Park
To an offense built around a strong-armed quarterback and a seemingly endless supply of speed and great hands, a 13-point deficit in the third quarter was nothing to fret about.That was the message Hazelwood Central coach Norm Ryan preached after th...
Hospitals' Quest for Risk St. Louis Groups Making Moves into Health Insurance
Health care in St. Louis is in a rapid segue from a fragmented industry to a sector dominated by conglomerates.Individual hospitals have merged into giant hospital systems, which also have acquired outpatient surgery centers, physical therapy centers,...
How Low Can They Score in the Nba?
The scores are a joke. Nobody who loves pro basketball is happy about them except Mike Fratello.Baseball, at least, has advocates for the pitchers. The consensus long ago moved to the hitters, because of their entertainment value, but the pitchers' lobby...
Idea of Racial Inferiority and the Law Author Reveals New Aspects of Civil Rights History
SHADES OF FREEDOMRacial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal ProcessBy A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. 303 pages, Oxford University Press, $30 ***** `SHADES OF FREEDOM" shows just how deeply the presumption of racial inferiority is embedded into...
If This Man Was Santa 2, Santa Must Be Incredible
THE CHRISTMAS season has begun, but there will be something missing this year. You won't see a burgundy Lincoln Town Car on the road bearing the license plates SANTA 2.That car and those plates used to belong to Lou Roth.Why not SANTA 1? "Those plates...
If You Go . .
Getting There: It was eight hours from St. Louis to Honolulu. And then it's 35 minutes to Kauai, the northern-most of the best-known Hawaiian islands. Mahalo Air's inter-island flight prices are cheaper than Aloha and Hawaiian (about $88 each flight),...
Illini Pull Away, Beat Mu by 15
Feeding off its smothering second-half defense, Illinois went on a 32-13 run at the end of the game to careen past Missouri 82-66 Saturday at Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo.The Fighting Illini's defense baffled MU by slipping from man-to-man to zone...
Impartial Arbiter Sniffs out `Baloney'
Camcorders in police cars have proved invaluable in settling disputes and beefing up evidence, but many departments can't justify the cost.HUSTLING TO a burglary call at a motel in Caseyville, village Patrolmen Rodney Kreke and Dennis Dillon ended up...
In Any Vehicle, Proctor Rides High after Title
Hazelwood Central's Milton Proctor missed his assignment.Hawks coach Norm Ryan wanted to see some hustle, but the team's wide receiver and defensive back was drained. He was busy jacking his jaws."Come on Milton, let's get to the bus," Ryan said. In...
In Terms of Speed, This Isn't Putting Kart before Horse
Emerson Fittipaldi, two-time Grand Prix world champion, says driving a Shifter Kart on a road course is the closest thing there is today to driving a Formula One race car.With a six-speed transmission and a 125cc engine, the maximum weight for the kart...
In the Streets of Belgrade
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is not likely to be overthrown soon. But the lively, persistent protests last week should be a warning: Perhaps it's time to put some more distance between the Western powers and the Serbian petty tyrant.The United...
It's Abstract, All Right Whether It's a Break from the `Old" Variety Is Debatable
`Reconditioned Abstraction'Where: Forum for Contemporary Art, 3540 Washington Avenue in Grand CenterWhen: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Jan 4 More info: 535-4660 ***** "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is...
It's a Plane! Visitors to the Smithsonian Can Fly by Seat of Their Pants
It's not famous like Charles Lindbergh's airplane Spirit of St. Louis. Nor is it a historical marvel like the Apollo 11 space capsule.But even so, a humble little Cessna 150 airplane is drawing delighted crowds at the Smithsonian Institution's Air and...
Jagr's Hat Trick Sends Penguins Past Bruins 6-2
Jaromir Jagr scored his second hat trick of the season, raising his NHL-leading goal total to 22, as the Pittsburgh Penguins eased past the Boston Bruins 6-2 on Saturday night.The Bruins haven't won in Pittsburgh in almost seven years. They are 0-10-1...
Jean Carnahan Vows to Make Inauguration `Pleasant' First Step:lowering Things a Bit
First lady Jean Carnahan is busy these days overseeing plans for Inauguration Day, adding such touches as a lower inaugural platform so spectators can get a better view of the events.She said the swearing-in of Gov. Mel Carnahan and the other re-elected...
Jokes Aside Gourmet Fruitcake Is Eaten
Despite jokes to the contrary, the millions of pounds of fruitcake served each year from Thanksgiving to New Year's will not end up as part of a massive stockpile of inedible confections.Fruitcake will actually get eaten.Bakers of gourmet fruitcake,...
Jordan Hits 25,000 Mark, Scoring 35 in Bulls' Win
Michael Jordan reached 25,000 career points with the last of his 35 points as the Chicago Bulls won 97-88 at San Antonio before a crowd of 37,058 - the largest in Spurs history.Jordan needed exactly 35 points to reach 25,000 - and he knew it. After hitting...
Kauai Coming Back after Hurricane Iniki
`IF YOU buy a lei, you can put it over your wife's head and kiss her," the little girl said.The child, a tiny entrepreneur, was bright-faced and eager. She was about 8 years old, maybe 9. Her dark eyes determined, she wore a fresh floral lei around her...
Kentucky Wins Alaska Shootout
Ron Mercer scored 22 points and No. 8 Kentucky shot 64 percent from the field Saturday night in a 92-65 win over the College of Charleston in the Great Alaska Shootout championship game.The Wildcats never gave the Cougars a glimpse of hope, taking the...
Lawsuit Pits Home Shopping vs. Infomercials Channel 46 Bucks Big Network
Michael and Steven Roberts, who built a highly profitable business by broadcasting Home Shopping Network here, are locked in a bitter legal fight with the network because they are pre-empting some of its programming.The Robertses say they can make more...
Mall-Hungary: 2 Shopping Centers Debut
WITH THE OPENING of the first Western-style shopping malls in Eastern Europe this year, the Christmas shopping season is taking on a whole new meaning.Two malls in Budapest come complete with ice skating rinks, multiscreen movie theaters, food courts...
Mall-Hungary: Budapest Shoppers Flock to 2 New Centers
WITH THE OPENING of the first Western-style shopping malls in Eastern Europe this year, the Christmas shopping season is taking on a whole new meaning.Two malls in Budapest come complete with ice skating rinks, multiscreen movie theaters, food courts...
Mario's Back Video Games Are Hot This Season, So Are Barbie and the Dalmatians
He flies, flounders and flips, and this fancy footwork is turning Super Mario 64 into a big hit of the holiday season.Running on Nintendo's new home video game player, Super Mario is one of the most sought-after toys this Christmas, along with Pilot...
Miami Scores Early, Often; Syracuse Hopes Crushed
The University of Miami's locker room was filled with the heavy thump of rap music after Saturday's 38-31 victory against Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.Offensive linemen danced to it in a corner like big, giddy bears.This was supposed to be Syracuse's...
Miami Spoils Syracuse's Hopes for Alliance Spot
Ryan Clement threw for three touchdowns and Tremain Mack scored on a 95-yard kickoff return in the first half as No. 23 Miami raced to an early lead and held off 16th-ranked Syracuse 38-31 Saturday. That knocked the Orangemen out of contention for a...
Micds Hounds Maryville to Win 3a State Crown
The Maryville High football team had allowed 45 points through its first 12 games and no opponent had scored more than 14 against the Spoofhounds this season.On Saturday, Maryville met up with Mary Institute-Country Day School's Rams in the Missouri...
Military Expands Role in War on Drugs U.S. Special Units Trying to Help Civilian Officials; Some Question the Move
Through night-vision goggles, the drug smugglers resembled a pack team in an old Western movie: three riders and nine horses, winding single file down a rugged ravine in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz.Army Special Forces soldiers, watching...
Minneapolis/ St. Paul: A Twin-Twin Situation
AS WINTER approaches, chances are most people aren't daydreaming of a getaway to Minneapolis-St. Paul.Contrary to popular opinion, perhaps, the Twin Cities come to life in the winter and offer plenty to do around town. That holds true for the average...
Modeling Underwear Isn't a Thrill Antonio Sabato Jr. Shuns `Most Beautiful' Label, Perfers Acting
ANTONIO Sabato Jr., the underwear guy, turns up fully clothed in the Fox action thriller "Code Name: Wolverine" (7 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 2).The movie is based on a story by Frederick Forsyth ("The Day of the Jackal") and was filmed entirely in Italy,...
Moore Leads Smsu Past Idaho 87-71
Danny Moore and Ben Kandlbinder combined for 25 points in the second half to lead Southwest Missouri State to an 87-71 victory over Idaho on Saturday night in Springfield, Mo.Moore, who finished with 27 points, scored 15 in the second half, (* begin...
Museum Mania
Museum ManiaWorld's Only Thermometer Museum49 Zarahemla Rd., Onset, Mass. Curator: Richard Porter, (508) 295-5504 The Lock Museum 230 Main St., Terryville, Conn. Curator: Thomas Hennessey, (860) 582-6897 "We're the only lock museum in America," says...
`Musketeers' Predictable but Fun
Sometimes there are aspects of a play you can't talk about because it would spoil the suspense for people who haven't seen it yet. Obviously, there are no such cautions with "The Three Musketeers," the new show at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis....
New Mexico Holds off Arizona
Clayton Shields and David Gibson hit key second-half baskets as No. 19 New Mexico held off a string of rallies by No. 11 Arizona for an 84-77 victory Saturday night in Albuquerque, N.M.New Mexico (5-0) sealed the win by making eight free throws in the...
NFL Head to Head
Giants (5-7) at Eagles (7-5)Kickoff: NoonLine: Eagles by 6 1/2 The Eagles are on the kind of slide that ushered Rich Kotite out of town. But Coach Ray Rhodes has guaranteed that they won't lose their remaining games like Kotite's group. He'll probably...
No. 1 Cincinnati Bounces Back, Routs Rutgers
Danny Fortson and Damon Flint led No. 1 Cincinnati on a first-half burst as the Bearcats recovered from an upset loss and beat visiting Rutgers 105-65 Saturday.Fortson's 24 points and eight rebounds and Flint's 19 points helped the Bearcats (2-1) assert...
Notes/calendar
NOTEBOOK* The good news is that there were no hunter fatalities in the Missouri firearms deer hunt that ended Tuesday. That despite as many as 400,000 people were out during the 11-day main segment of the hunt.The bad news is that the deer kill, 186,697,...