St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 6, 1997

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2 Aspirin and Go to Bed Advice Given Long Ago Gives 70-Year-Old Good Return
Barbara Silberstein learned at an early age that a little patience can yield big dividends when it comes to playing the stock market.Her father kept his cool after the 1929 crash and eventually recouped enough losses, and then some, to retire to Florida...
2 Shows Are Late Entries on Local Theater Menu
CONSIDERING how late in the theater season it is, things ought to be winding down quietly. But in a couple of surprising moves, two shows have just been added to the local menu, "Grease" at The Fox and a world premiere drama called "The True Messiah"...
4 FBI Agents Face Sanctions in Richard Jewell Interrogation
Four FBI agents have been told they may be disciplined for their roles in the interrogation of Richard Jewell, the one-time suspect in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.Citing unidentified sources, the newspaper...
Activist Takes Takeover Theory to the People
READERS OF MISSOURI newspapers may recognize the name William F. Jud. He's an inveterate writer of often angry letters to the editor.The author of those letters was in a cordial mood during a recent visit to his small home on a shaded gravel road in...
A & E Appetizers
WRITERS David Carkeet, Eddy Harris, Bill McClellan and Lynne Sharon Schwartz will read at a Literary Feast at Duff's at 7 p.m. April 7. The event will benefit River Styx, a non-profit literary organization.Guitarist Steve Schenkel will provide the music.Carkeet...
A Gender-Bending Drama: Flawed Attempt
`Cloud 9': Actors Rennaissance TheatreWhere: Crossroads School theater, 500 DeBaliviere AveneueWhen: 2 p.m. Sunday, 9 p.m. April 11 and 12, 2 p.m. April 13 How Much: $10-$12 Tickets: 534-1111 `CLOUD 9" is a peculiar comedy, one in which author Caryl...
Alley Encounter Teaches Old Dog to Relish Spring
THE WIND WAS whistling through a white magnolia tree, and the last petals of spring were falling like snow. The old dog didn't notice them.Stiff-legged, he walked toward the alley.He was hoping to score some garbage. On a good day, the Dumpster behind...
A Municipal Election That Made History
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear. . . . Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else. . . . Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs. - "I Hear America Singing" - by Walt Whitman - SOMETIMES, we journalists accidentally...
Ankle Injury Sidelines Deshields
Manager Tony La Russa fears second baseman Delino DeShields, who turned his ankle while stepping on first base Saturday night, could be out as much as a week."He rolled it over pretty good," La Russa said. "It's going to be pretty puffy. We're just going...
A (Not So) Lone Star Smith's Texas Motor Speedway Fits the State's Image
After Bruton Smith made his "fly over" of possible sites in the St. Louis area for his new "state-of-the-art" superspeedway, Eddie Gossage tried to explain to a small group of interested but skeptical St. Louisans that this was really something big."We're...
A Real Find: Local Boy Wins State Geography Bee
Zanzibar Island, which is known for its production of cloves, is part of which East African country?Eapen George Thampy, 13, of Maryland Heights offered the correct answer Friday - Tanzania - to win the Missouri Geography Bee at the University of Missouri...
Astros Leave Cards on the Pad
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...
A Taxing Dilemma
Where would the city be without its earnings tax? On the night of his election victory, Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon said his first action in office would be to scrutinize the city's taxes to see if they were "fair" or "onerous." He singled out the earnings...
At Home with Tv's Phil Hartman
PHIL HARTMAN has been to enough of those snooty Beverly Hills shindigs - where ZIP codes are as important as good hygiene - to realize it's not who you are, but where you live.Hartman, 48, can go resume line for line with many of them. A mega-successful...
A Tired Leetch May Lead Rangers to Early Playoff Exit
When the Rangers play Philadelphia twice in the final week of the regular season, they will probably overwork Brian Leetch the way they usually do. Their star attacking defenseman will take a regular shift, play most of the power-play minutes and kill...
At the Movies
NEW Inventing the Abbotts (R, sex, language; 1:45.): A sparklingly talented young cast, including Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler, stars in a touching, appropriately slow-paced tale of romance and old wounds in small-town Illinois. Kathy Baker is wonderful...
At the Theater
Born To Sing!: A new gospel musical by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, creators of "Mama, I Want To Sing." Shirley Caesar, Stephanie Mills and Desiree Coleman-Jackson star. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard. 534-1111. Closes Sunday; performances at...
Banks Leaves to Address Family Matter
The Rams went through two workouts Saturday minus starting quarterback Tony Banks, and probably will practice without him again Sunday. Banks rushed home to San Diego to take care of what coach Dick Vermeil called a family problem."He was very upset...
Battered Cards Add Bruises during 5th Loss
There was no sign of mental anguish in the clubhouse before Saturday's game. Rap music blared. The Cardinals were cool.Brian Jordan reeled in a 10-pound bass on a hand-held computer fishing game. Rookie Dmitri Young got a nice haircut from the team's...
Battered-Woman Syndrome Gaining Legal Recognition
If Scott Pyle had caused Janice Ritchey to miscarry their unborn child when he attacked her, he might have been charged with murder.As it happened, though, she killed him, stabbing him in the chest. And the case has moved into uncharted territory."I...
Bear Funds Think Their Time Is at Hand
Starting to sweat?Troy Hottenstein certainly hopes so.Bearish for most of the decade, Hottenstein has watched as his Comstock Partners Capital Value fund has lost money four of the past five years. At a time when money has poured into mutual funds, his...
Best Foot Forward from Soccer Roots, Demitra Steps into Nhl
Pavol Demitra grew up playing soccer in Dubnica, Slovakia. So, when a Joe Murphy pass slid toward his feet Thursday night against the New York Islanders, Demitra's soccer instincts took over.He stopped the puck and controlled it with his skate, then...
Big Deals Awaited Start of Season for a Big Reason
Call it a short-term approach with long-term impact.On the same day last week:Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., in the final year of a five-year, $32.5 million deal, agreed to a contract extension binding him to Baltimore through 2000. He will be paid $6.3 million...
Bomb Threats Halt British Horse Race
Bomb threats canceled Britain's premier horse race Saturday, chasing 60,000 people from the Grand National grounds and leaving police and soldiers to pick through cars and abandoned bags for signs of explosives.Princess Anne and actor Gregory Peck, who...
Cabinet Positions Mayor-Elect Clarence Harmon Must Fill
Chief of Staff(salary range:$64,168 to $95,758)The mayor's chief aide who helps run the city. LeRoy Grant (black male) has the job and will return to his post at Southwestern Bell this month. Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon is expected to name Mike Jones...
Cards' Bell Rung Deshields Down, Birds out (0-5) in 6-2 Loss
A misstep by Delino DeShields at first base Saturday night proved disastrous in more ways than one for the Cardinals.DeShields had been one of the few Cardinals who actually had gotten on base once in a while in the first week of the season, and his...
Catholic Teachers Group to Join Archdiocese Panel
In the latest move in their yearlong effort to unionize, a group of local Catholic elementary school teachers voted Saturday to participate on an archdiocesan commission to study how the teachers can better represent themselves in negotiations on salaries...
Charlie Chaplin: Monster and Charmer Biography Focuses on Contradictions in Comedian's Life
CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND HIS TIMESBy Kenneth S. Lynn604 pages, Simon & Schuster, $35 IN A REVEALING photo taken by Edward Steichen just after the triumphant release of "The Gold Rush," Charlie Chaplin stands elegantly posed with Homburg and walking stick,...
Christy Mathewson and the Magic of More Innocent Time Alive Again
Christy Mathewson sits to the side of the stage and answers questions. Ask any question. Ask about John McGraw or the Merkle Boner or the Snodgrass muff or President William Howard Taft or how Home Run Baker got his name. If you ask about poor Fred Merkle,...
Church Music Lovers on `Wild Goose' Chase
Hundreds of church music lovers from throughout the Midwest will gather here next week to listen to Wild Goose songs.Actually they will hear religious musician and composer John Bell of Glasgow, Scotland, who heads the Wild Goose Resource Group, dedicated...
Cities Experiment with Mixing Income Levels in Public Housing
In Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Oakland and El Paso, families with modest incomes are moving into public housing along with the poor.Five years ago the government threw away the rule book to allow cities to experiment with ways to revitalize their...
City Ems Defended Following Death No Excuse for 40-Minute Wait, but Director Says Man Was Probably beyond Help
St. Louis' health director said Saturday there probably was no way to help a city worker who died Thursday, but that should not excuse the 40 minutes it took a city ambulance to reach him.Dr. Kathryn Vedder also responded to criticism from some Emergency...
City Hall Prepares for Harmon Shake-Up
WITH MAYOR-ELECT Clarence Harmon about to take charge, City Hall officials are getting ready for the biggest job shake-up in 16 years.Harmon, who takes office April 15, has offered few details other than to hint strongly that many officials who serve...
Cold Front Antarctica Is Door to Disasters Past, Future
Storage tank for 70 percent of all the fresh water on earth, Antarctica holds the clue to the last worldwide environmental disaster - and the key to the next one.To scientists, the idea of asteroids smashing into Earth and imperiling life as we know...
Cool Morgan Stays Hot, Leads by 5
Not even seeing a challenger receive a bizarre break unnerved Gil Morgan, who shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to open a 5-stroke lead in the Tradition in Scottsdale, Ariz.Morgan, who won seven times on the regular tour and once in five senior events last...
Critics: Justice Is Too Close to Judge Colleague Harrison Rejects Claim, Points to 24-Year Record of Service
WHEN TV CREWS spotted a distinguished-looking man pulling up in a car outside last week's Illinois Courts Commission hearing, they called out the name of Supreme Court Chief Justice James D. Heiple and rushed to get his picture.It turned out instead...
Degrees of Freedom: Colleges Offer Flexible, On-Line Classes
A new era is emerging on the nation's college campuses - one without campuses at all.Across academia, some students are starting to conduct their college careers almost entirely by personal computer, interacting with professors and classmates on-line...
Dierker's Diamond Taking a New Shape
Former pitcher - and more recently broadcaster - Larry Dierker has been on the job officially a week as manager of the Houston Astros.And what has he gleaned?"I've learned how important it is for me to have Bill Virdon by my side," Dierker said. Virdon,...
Difelice's Return a Bumpy Ride
Mike Difelice, optioned by the Cardinals to Class AA a few days before the end of spring training, never thought he would return to the major leagues so quickly.And it turned out to be a harrowing ride.After he played his first game at Arkansas on Thursday,...
Dioxin from Plant May Threaten Eagles
Even on the coldest days, the Penobscot River rarely freezes below the paper mill in Lincoln, creating a perfect winter fishing ground for the bald eagles that nest in the pines and oaks along the riverbanks.But biologists say the open water, caused...
Dutch Lower Boom on U.S. in Doubles
Paul Haarhuis and Jacco Eltingh relied on booming serves to defeat Rick Leach and Jonathan Stark 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday and prevent the United States from sweeping its Davis Cup quarterfinal against the Netherlands.The Americans take a 2-1 lead...
Earnhardt Warms Up to Texas Speedway after More Practice
Dale Earnhardt apparently has changed his tune about the Texas Motor Speedway.After taking a ride around the new 1.5-mile track in testing on March 12, the seven-time Winston Cup champion was fuming."They spent a lot of money, built beautiful grandstands...
Europe Lures Americans by the Millions
AMERICANS are heading to Europe in record numbers. And for good reasons.Europe is the continent for culture, heritage, history, food, wine and fun. It's also a land to explore on foot, bike, by ship, train, plane, motor coach and automobile. In other...
Ex-Treasurer Has Officials Scared, Armed Christian County Sheriff Says Situation `Potentially Explosive'
When Gary Melton ran for Missouri state treasurer in 1992 he complained that the news media paid little attention to him and to the treasurer's race.Now five years later, Melton is getting all the publicity he could want. And it's all bad.First there...
Festival for Morel Lovers
MOREL MADNESS is almost here. True morel lovers will go to almost any lengths to find their favorite mushrooms. If that sounds familiar to you, and you'd like a little help hunting, you may want to join the Mid-America Morel Mushroom Festival in Jonesboro,...
From Death He Drew Life Facing Down Mortality Invigorated the Work of the Late Artist Jeff Colby, Who Succumbed to Aids
ON March 26, 1996, artist Jeff Colby celebrated his 40th birthday. Surrounded by friends and family members, Colby enjoyed the moment for all it was worth.Just three days later, Colby was dead, depleted by complications due to AIDS. That such ceremonies...
Fugitive Continues to Confound His Pursuers
Fugitive Alis Ben Johns continued to bob and weave his way past the police Saturday, this time by breaking into a vacant summer house, downing a few beers and cooking a frozen hamburger before slipping out undetected, authorities say.Not too far from...
Girls and Boys Suffer from Child Molestation
Dear Ann Landers: I am writing this letter from prison. My wonderful and supportive wife sends me your columns regularly. They help keep me in touch with the rest of the world. Whenever I read a letter in your column about molestation, it's always young...
Girls Heed Jjk's Advice, Race in Rain
Not even Jackie Joyner-Kersee's optimism could save Saturday's JJK-East St. Louis Relays from its collision with Mother Nature.An afternoon cloudburst caused officials to cut short the fifth annual girls high school track meet.Joyner-Kersee, the Olympic...
Give Students a Fair Share
WHY CAN'T all school districts get the same amount of money per pupil?It's a question that's crossed my mind more than once as I've considered the disparity in education that students get.Why, for instance, does the Ladue School District pay $9,348 a...
Great in '98: 10 Teams That Look Strong for Next Year
It's been less than a week since Arizona surprised Kentucky and won the national championship of college basketball. Still, let's take a look ahead at 10 teams - listed in no particular order - that figure to be in the mix at the 1998 NCAA Tournament:Arizona:...
Great Scots
RIDING BY lush green pastures next to the River Clyde in Scotland, I looked up and saw statuesque horses stomping the ground. Suddenly I thought of home.I wonder if a light bulb glowed somewhere just over my head? I'm sure I heard the dum, dum, dum of...
Green Thumb 3-Time Champ Faldo a Master When It Comes to Winning at Augusta
Through no fault of his own, Nick Faldo has won the Masters three times. He has won them with precision play, steely resolve and a stout heart. But he has won all three when others, more dramatically, have not.The most memorable figures from the Masters...
Gullikson Finds Few Takers for Davis Cup
The Orange County RegisterThe Davis Cup competition is like a great world war, only played out annually on a tennis court. It pits country against country. The strongest vs. the best (sometimes).In some players the Davis Cup, which will be held this...
Hate Decorates Walls at U. of Missouri
In his hometown of Seattle, Mike Watters felt comfortable "just being myself" - a gay man.In Columbia, says the University of Missouri sophomore, it's a different story, told mostly in graffiti scrawled in classrooms and in bathrooms - such as the one...
Helping Hand
PayBack Inc. has received donations of $6,000 from Mission Free School and $125 from National General Insurance Cos.Metropolitan Life Foundation has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Nurses for Newborn Foundation in honor of Nisha Vyas, an account representative...
Highway Patrol Chief Opposes Bill to Ban Auto Inspections
It was a quiet afternoon in the Missouri Senate, and little notice was taken when Sen. Sam Graves quietly amended a bill to abolish the state's annual vehicle inspections.But Graves' amendment didn't go unnoticed for long. Now, supporters of the law...
House-Swapping Gaining Favor for Cost-Conscious Travelers
FOR SOME homeowners, spring cleaning means sprucing up the house, not for themselves but for strangers who'll stay there while they vacation at the other family's chateau or villa.House-swapping, once mainly the province of teachers on extended leaves,...
How Now Bill Haas?
Tuesday night will be the culmination of a longtime but seemingly improbable dream of Bill Haas - he will be sworn into public office. After an unsuccessful, eccentric run for the Democratic nomination for mayor, he beat four other candidates last week...
Husband and Wife Cherish America's Grain Elevators
Not much in Holcomb, Kan., impressed Truman Capote, other than the mindlessness of the multiple murder he wrote about in his nonfiction novel, "In Cold Blood."Not much except "a white cluster of grain elevators, rising as gracefully as Greek temples,...
Illini's Notree to Skip a Season to `Get His Academics in Order'
Bryant Notree figured to be a mainstay in a large group of juniors that will form the nucleus of the Illinois basketball team next season.Instead, he likely will emerge a key component the next season, when the Illini will have many holes to fill.Notree...
Improvisation: It's an Ancient Art
THE Academy of Ancient Music, which appears Tuesday at the St. Louis Cathedral, has been one of the most fecund caldrons of the period instruments movement.Its founder and conductor, Christopher Hogwood, is fast approaching eminence-grise status within...
Interleague Play
Facts and figures about interleague play:Games: Each team will play either 15 or 16 games against clubs in the other league. This first year, it will be AL West vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.Schedule: All interleague...
It's Not Wise to Get Caught Short at Short
If there was uneasiness as the Cardinals broke camp, aside from the physical uncertainty of front-line pitching, it was the lack of a Redbird roster backup for Royce Clayton at shortstop.A year ago, new manager Tony La Russa was strong at the pivotal...
Jones Knows How to Give Something Back
Fifteen years ago, Clarence Stephenson could see it coming - the traits that make Michael Jones what he is today."Leadership. Faith in God. Ability. And everything else," Stephenson said.As a former Negro League baseball player with the Kansas City Monarchs,...
Joplin, Mo., Sculptor's Steel Flowers `Blooming'
Jon Fowler has discovered a way to capture spring permanently.His yard is home to a colorful garden of painted steel flowers. Bright yellow, orange and purple sunflowers and black-eyed Susans bloom constantly, even on the coldest day."I think they're...
Keeping Score New Crew Gets Ready for Duty Behind the Big Board at Busch
To watch him, you'd never guess that Jim Kleinschmidt is a rookie.It's the bottom of the third at Busch Stadium.Kleinschmidt is in perfect fielding position as the aluminum panel drops into his hands. He pivots, slides the plastic zero into its slot...
Letter Threatens Judge's Family Authorities Attribute Car-Bomb Warning to Illinois Anti-Tax Group
An open letter attributed to a Southern Illinois anti-tax militia warns a federal judge to step down by Memorial Day or risk his family's lives to a car bomb.The letter, mailed to the Belleville News-Democrat and U.S. District Judge J. Phil Gilbert,...
Library of Congress Worker Decides on Books' Shelf Life
Wielding a stubby red pencil, Lolita Silva daily dispenses a kind of life and death judgment. The red "X" that she scrawls across the title page of a book means that it will not be placed on one of the 532 miles of shelves at the Library of Congress.Silva...
Lifeline:this Fishing Story Produces a Genuine Hero
Despite the memories, Jerry Uding still likes to fish that spot on Clearwater Lake near the dam."There's a nice flat out here just off the channel where the crappie go looking for shad," said Uding, who formerly lived in Festus but now lives close to...
Local Audiences Heard Ginsberg in Many Moods over Many Years
Allen Ginsberg found mostly sympathetic ears in St. Louis for his poetic "howl" - from the halcyon early '60s at the old Crystal Palace cabaret in Gaslight Square to more staid venues at Webster College, Washington University and, in 1993, the West County...
Local Firm Pays for Deaths in Mexico
Contico International Inc., of Creve Coeur, has settled an unprecedented wrongful death suit filed by a couple whose daughter was killed by bandits while delivering the payroll for one of the firm's Mexican subsidiaries.The family's attorneys and workers'...
Love on the Line: Romance on the Internet Can Be Risky
John Cooper got burned by the Internet.One day while spending time in a chat room on America Online, he and a friend struck up an electronic conversation with a woman from Oklahoma who said her name was Mandy. She described herself as twentysomething,...
Making the Grade All-Metro Players Had Their Share of Burdens
The five girls selected to the Post-Dispatch All-Metro team have reason to feel bigger than the St. Louis skyline.Two of the area's best overcame injury.One starred despite being "under the microscope." Another was expected to play with perhaps more...
Making the Grade There Are Ways to Whittle Away at Those Scary College Prices
Gerald Smith and Jennifer Horne will start their working lives deep in a financial hole.Each will graduate from college next month with $20,000 in student loans.The big monthly bills will crimp their lifestyles, to say the least. "I'd kind of like to...
Martin Continues to Dominate Busch Series
Mark Martin hasn't won on the Winston Cup circuit in 39 races and he hasn't been among the top five this season. But Martin has been a demon in the Busch Grand National Series.At Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Martin won the Coca-Cola 300 in his Winn-Dixie...
Martini Madness: Sip the Arts
IT'S A DRINK that spans the decades.In the 1930s, writer/actor Alexander Woollcott longed to be able to "get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini."In the '50s and '60s, the Kingston Trio equated the high from falling in love with the kick...
Mcgrath Coasts to Victory in Front of 44,012
Jeremy McGrath showed why he's the most popular rider on the American Motorcyclist Association Supercross Tour.He took the lead from the start and coasted to a win over Jeff Emig and Ezra Lusk on Saturday night at the Trans World Dome in front of 44,012...
Mcveigh Jurors Wrestling with Death Penalty
The young woman had indicated on her jury questionnaire that she believed the death penalty was "justified" in certain murder cases. But by the time the potential juror appeared in court this week in the Oklahoma City bombing case, she had undergone...
Medical Records Found on Resold PC
The last thing that C.J. Prime expected to find when she booted up the used IBM personal computer she had bought at an Internet auction were 2,000 patient records from Smitty's Supermarkets pharmacy in Tempe, Ariz.But that is exactly what Prime found...
Migrant Workers Facing Change Jobs Disappear with Loss of Farm Land
For more than 40 years, the lush agricultural fields of McHenry County, Ill., outside Chicago have lured migrants from impoverished towns as far away as rural Texas and Mexico.And traditionally, the largest concentration of migrants has been in the city...
Minnesota Facing Flooding That Looks Worse Than '93
Volunteers from up to 50 miles away passed sandbags hand to hand during a steady rain Saturday, trying to protect the town's water plant from a rising flood.The southwestern Minnesota town sits at the point where the Chippewa and Minnesota rivers merge,...
Modern Master Mackintosh Exhibit Opens at Chicago's Art Institute
Until 30 years ago, wrecking crews in Glasgow were tearing down buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.Today, he's the city's hero.The Scottish architect and designer, born in Glasgow in 1860, is known for his unique style, which combined the...
More Women Are Coaching the Women's Hoops Teams
Old Dominion forward Stacy Himes has her mind on winning a national championship this weekend. But with the NCAA women's basketball Final Four beginning here Friday night, she also will be inspired by what she sees on the sideline.For the first time...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
We've all heard about the outrageous blood doping and steroid abuse that takes place in world-class swimming and track and field.How wild was the experimentation in East Germany in the 1970s? Old track stars from that system had to list their species...
Mothers' Group Offers Support to NBA Players
Shaquille O'Neal has a mother in Florida. And a mother in Portland, one in Alabama, at least two in Los Angeles and a handful in New York City.No matter where the Los Angeles Lakers center is playing, he has a mom in the crowd.Of course, only one is...
Music, Cults and Heaven's Gate
THE Los Angeles Times asked: "And was the mass suicide that left 39 dead in Rancho Santa Fe just California fruitcake, or did it contain the germ of something more sinister and universal?"The question sums up the problem of how the media and arm-chair...
National Guard Joins Manhunt in Ozarks
Military police joined civilian law officers Saturday in fanning out through rural Benton County, aiming to match wits and backwoods skills with elusive triple murder suspect Alis Ben Johns."It's just a matter of time before we get him," Missouri Highway...
New-Deal History Via Artists' Eyes
CONTROVERSIAL federal arts subsidies are under scrutiny at the National Archives. No, not the current NEA and NEH programs but the FAP, FMP, FTP, FWP, IAD and PWAP, the "alphabet soup" agencies that President Franklin D. Roosevelt set up to aid struggling...
New Details on Cuban Missile Crisis
To defuse the Cuban missile crisis, President John F. Kennedy promised not to invade the island nation. But newly declassified documents show he later retreated from the pledge, fearing Cuba could become an "invulnerable base."The change of heart meant...
Northerners Brace for Rising Waters
Before he left Friday, Albert Roder, 74, surrounded the small grocery and gas station he has owned since 1946 with a 3-foot wall of sandbags. Floodwater from the Minnesota River lapped at his homemade levee.Residents of Minnesota and the Dakotas raced...
Officials Ask If Hubbell Hid Income
Federal officials are investigating whether former Associate Attorney General Webster Hubbell may have concealed some of his income from authorities in 1995 when he was sentenced to prison for defrauding his former law firm, sources close to the inquiry...
Optic Shingles: Unusual but Feared Complication
Dear Dr. Donohue: My friend, who is in his mid-40s, has been suffering from shingles, which I'm told might be a strange carryover from a childhood disease.It's mostly arrested, but as a result of it he has lost vision in one eye. Is there assurance it...
Outdoor Notes/calendar
NOTEBOOKAn outdoor skills camp for youths will be held by the Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources June 13-15 at the Coles Creek Recreation Area on Carlyle Lake.Instruction in fishing, hunting, conservation, boating safety, etc., will be given....
Ozarks Uproar Rumors of a U.N. Takeover Feed Fears of Conspiracy and Distrust of Government
Nearly 400 people filed into the West Plains High School gym on a warm Saturday night last month. Not to see the Zizzers play, but to hear how United Nations troops would kick them off their land."It is a United Nations program - what in the world is...
Penguins Top Senators, Stay on a Roll
Petr Nedved had two goals, and Mario Lemieux scored his 49th, as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Ottawa Senators' four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Saturday in Pittsburgh.The Penguins are unbeaten in four games (3-0-1) and have 82 points...
People
Beatle PAUL McCARTNEY says he wrote his new single, "Young Boy," the same way he wrote his early Beatles tunes - "quite quickly, quite easily and off the cuff."The content, McCartney says, was inspired by his son, James." `Young Boy' is just about a...
Petr Nedved Had Two Goals, and Mario Lemieux Scored His 49th
Petr Nedved had two goals, and Mario Lemieux scored his 49th, as the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Ottawa Senators' four-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Saturday in Pittsburgh.The Penguins are unbeaten in four games (3-0-1) and have 82 points...
Plan Would Pay Nixon Heirs $26 Million for Papers
In a proposed settlement that is another chapter in the tortuous history of the Watergate tapes, the U.S. government would pay the estate of former President Richard M. Nixon $26 million in compensation for his White House papers and records.Under the...
Poet Allen Ginsberg Dies at Age 70 His Radical Work Had Wide Cultural Impact
Allen Ginsberg, the poet laureate of the Beat Generation of the 1950s, and of the peacenik and drug culture that followed, died early Saturday of complications arising from liver cancer. He was 70 years old.He had slipped into a coma Thursday night and...