St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 22, 1997

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48 Scarlet Letters
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Hester Prynne had to wear a single scarlet letter to identify herself as an adulteress. A judge in Illinois went much further in the case of farmer Glenn Meyer, ordering 48 letters, each 8 inches high, on a sign on his property...
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Activist Joins Gop Council Race a Few Withdrew, Left Room for Her to Run
Edith Cunnane, a longtime activist in charity and social services, is the latest candidate to emerge in the race for a St. Louis County Council vacancy.Cunnane, 54, of Creve Coeur, is vying for the Republican nomination for the 3rd District County Council...
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After 0-14 Start, Cubs Win Second in Row
Jim Riggleman slept well Sunday night after the Cubs won for the first time in 1997. But the Cubs' manager insisted before Monday's game he hasn't had all that much trouble getting his rest in the first place."I've slept fine," he said. "It has been...
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Alberta Allies: Fuhr, Vernon Have Similar Roots, Careers
They first banged masks in 1980, a couple of 18-year-old Alberta kids whose teams battled for a junior championship in the Western Hockey League.They stayed home to play in the National Hockey League, guarding opposite goals in the long-running Battle...
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Another Roll of the Dice Rams Get Good Report on Draft Pick from Tcu
Two years ago, Jim Hanifan visited the Texas Christian University campus to check out a center named Barret Robbins.Pete Hoener, TCU's offensive coordinator, told Hanifan: "I think I've got a better one coming up in two years."Two years later, Hanifan...
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Appointment of Elmore to Jaeckel's Seat Is Expected
The St. Charles City Council is poised to fill the sudden vacancy in the 3rd Ward by approving the appointment of Herman Elmore to the post.Mayor Bob Moeller is expected to appoint Elmore in a special meeting at 6:45 tonight at City Hall."I'm sure he'll...
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Bill Offers $55 Million to Fix Pension System
State taxpayers would spend $55 million a year to fix problems in the state retirement system under a bill that cleared the Legislature on Monday.The bill is aimed at settling a federal lawsuit filed by state pensioners. That suit contends - and state...
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Blowing Snow Keeps Team from Wreckage
Wind-driven snow Monday kept an Air Force recovery team from dangling over a steep Rocky Mountain slope to examine the suspected crash site of a missing warplane.A powerful helicopter needed to drop the team was grounded by the weather at an airport...
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Blues Sleep on Their Frustrations Crowded Penalty Box Puts Weary Defense to the Test
If Blues players need some inspiration to quit taking needless penalties, as they did Sunday in a 3-2 loss to Detroit in Game 3, they should talk to defensemen Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger and Marc Bergevin.But not during the game."They don't say much...
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Bomb Threats Jam London Traffic Auto, Air, Rail Travel Disrupted; Ira Blamed
A string of telephoned bomb threats tied London's air, rail and road traffic in knots on Monday and momentarily distracted politicians from the national election campaign. Authorities blamed the IRA.Prime Minister John Major, expressing contempt for...
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Breakthrough Titles for Kenyan, Ethiopian
The second century of the Boston Marathon began the same way its first century ended - with a Kenyan champion.Lameck Aguta, the fourth-place finisher the previous two years, became the seventh consecutive Kenyan winner and the third different champion...
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Briefs
ILLINOISHIGHWAY FUNDINGMoney For Education Reform Comes First Finding money for highway construction in southwestern Illinois will take a back seat to funding education reforms, a group of Illinois legislators told an audience in Collinsville Monday....
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Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUISHarmon Names Ex-Alderman To Courts Mayor Clarence Harmon named a former alderman Monday to be chief judge over the city courts. Harmon announced the appointment of Irene J. Smith, the former 1st Ward alderman who lost her seat in the...
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Briefs
THE NATIONFLORIDAElectric Chair Cleared For Further Use A Florida judge ruled Monday that the state's electric chair is not cruel and unusual punishment, clearing the way for resumed use of the device almost a month after flames shot from a convict's...
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Bum Deal: Trades Good Wife for a Sorry Son
Dear Ann Landers: My 25-year-old son, with whom my wife and I have had no contact since his junior year in high school, was recently discharged from the military - they didn't want him. He is broke and has no job, no prospects and no place to stay. He...
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Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNAlvey Systems will dedicate its new plant at 9 Cermak Court in St. Peters at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Alvey Systems, based in St. Louis, designs and makes material handling equipment and systems. The plant has 83,000 square feet of manufacturing...
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Can Israel Be a Jewish Homeland If Some Jews Are Excluded?
At sundown Monday night Jews around the world gathered to celebrate Passover and to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Exodus, of course, wasn't just about leaving Egypt. It was about coming to Israel and building a Jewish homeland.More than...
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Cards Skipper Says Paradise Should Be There for All Teams
As the Cardinals returned to the mainland Monday afternoon after playing three games against San Diego in Hawaii, manager Tony La Russa was pondering what it all meant and whether the "Padres' Paradise Series" was really as advertised."It's a helluva...
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Chrysler Suffers More Layoffs, Goodyear Has Limited Production
Chrysler Corp. said Monday that an 11-day strike at a Detroit engine plant forced it to lay off another 2,812 workers.Chrysler laid off 2,130 workers at a Kokomo, Ind., factory that makes rear-wheel-drive transmissions, said Tony Cervone, a Chrysler...
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Cleaning Up the Mess at Busch Stadium
The agreement that ended the labor dispute with the cleaning crew at Busch Stadium wasn't exactly a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. It was more like a sacrifice fly, with the cleaners having to make the sacrifice. The Cardinals, which had fired...
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Clinton to Visit Underwater Town
Boat patrols cruised the flooded streets of the city Monday searching for stragglers as cranes prepared to knock down burned buildings downtown.Roughly 90 percent of Grand Forks was under water from the cresting Red River, which has flooded vast stretches...
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`Confused Heart' Needs to Sort out His Feelings
Dear Abby: When you told "Confused Heart," "When in doubt, don't" and, ". . . the sooner you set her free, the sooner she can begin healing so she can look for someone who will love her," you jumped to the conclusion that what he was experiencing was...
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Court Lets Stand Ruling on Bias in Women's Sports
The Supreme Court refused Monday to free Brown University of rulings that the Ivy League school discriminated against female athletes.The court chose not to hear Brown's appeal, leaving lower court rulings intact. While the court's action sets no legal...
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Depth Lady Panthers Sink Talented St. Charles
Fort Zumwalt North girls swimming coach Roger Eastman had heard all sorts of stories about the St. Charles High Lady Pirates."I'd been hearing a lot of good things about them; with only eight or nine girls on the team, they'd been doing extremely well,"...
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Digging In: `Ms. Colleen' Begins Msd Tunnel
THEY LOWERED "Ms. Colleen" into a 50-foot hole Monday. The next time she comes up will be more than two years from now, four miles away, with a 10-foot diameter tunnel behind her.Charles Hodge named the $3 million tunneling machine after his wife of...
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Draper Doesn't Flash Back at Sight of Blood Red Wings Center Needs Stitches, but It's Nothing like 1996 Injuries
As he lay face down Sunday, his blood pooling on the ice before his very eyes, Kris Draper had not one flashback.He didn't think of the horrible injury he suffered at the hands of Colorado's Claude Lemieux in the playoffs last year.The broken nose. The...
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Drill Sergeant Admits Posing Nude Other Charges Are Lies, Says Defender
A drill sergeant admitted Monday that he once posed nude while two young women in his basic training platoon took pictures of him.But his defense attorney charged on the opening day of his court-martial that allegations of a sexual relationship with...
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Dunhamfest: Event to Honor Katherine Dunham
Katherine Dunham "is making the desert bloom," choreographer Agnes de Mille once wrote of Dunham's work in East St. Louis.She is "a true queen of our city," East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush declared Monday.And now, Katherine Dunham, 87 - recognized throughout...
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Dunhamfest Honors Dancer's Contributions
Katherine Dunham "is making the desert bloom," choreographer Agnes de Mille once wrote of Dunham's work in East St. Louis.She is "a true queen of our city," East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush declared Monday.And now, Katherine Dunham, 87 - recognized throughout...
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Earth Day `Frontline' Examines Nuclear Energy
NUCLEAR energy was supposed to be a clean, cheap form of power. Instead, somewhere between the Manhattan Project and Three Mile Island, it became hated and feared, hopelessly crippled by public opposition."How did this happen?" That's the question asked...
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Earthly Matters: 2 Cleanups in Final Stages
St. Louisans have two environmental milestones in sight on Earth Day today.On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy will break ground for the final step in its $900 million cleanup of the old Weldon Spring uranium-processing complex in St. Charles...
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Every Day Is Earth Day
Today is the 27th anniversary of Earth Day, first observed in 1970 to emphasize the importance of doing something about our rapidly deteriorating environment. Now that the Cold War is over and the prospect of nuclear war has receded, the environment...
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Fidelity Funds in Shake-Up Firm's Lawyer Chosen to End Performance Sag
Fidelity Investments promoted its top lawyer, Robert Pozen, to head the firm's $470 billion mutual fund group Monday after a year when performance sagged and managers of some of its biggest funds defected.Pozen, 50, will succeed J. Gary Burkhead as president...
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Final Trek: Roddenberry Gets Space Funeral
Boldly going where no man's ashes have gone before, Gene Roddenberry's cremated remains soared into space Monday with those of LSD guru Timothy Leary and two dozen other space enthusiasts.The sci-fi dream of a space funeral - and Leary's desire for one...
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Flood Program Debt Raises Questions Recent Disasters Put Pressure on Insurance Funds
THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM is confronting record floods in the northern plains $818 million in debt.None of the 3.6 million Americans holding flood insurance policies stands to lose. That's because the program is authorized to borrow up to...
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Frantic Seconds Lead to Girl's Death
As Tracey Simmons frantically pulled her 6-year-old son from the car she thought was on fire, her 3-year-old daughter walked away from the car and into oncoming traffic.The girl, Kiara Simmons, was hit by a van Friday. She died of her injuries Sunday.Police...
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Fund's Picks Pack a Wallop Concentrated Portfolio, a Few Good Ideas
New mutual funds often seem like athletes. They're lithe, nimble and lean when they're rookies, but they can run into difficulty making the team as they get older and more complacent.It doesn't have to be that way.A recent scan of the year's top performers...
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`Hell and High Water' Grand Forks Paper Publishes despite Devastation
The Red River's devastating flood and a destructive weekend fire can't silence the Grand Forks Herald."Come Hell And High Water" read the banner headline on Monday's special edition of the newspaper, put together in a makeshift newsroom and run off on...
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Hunters Urged to Respect Landowners
Officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation say that it is important for hunters to remember that 93 percent of the land in Missouri is privately owned. And because of that, the future of hunting in Missouri depends heavily on good relations...
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(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONAaron Wesley Bricker, infant, died Sunday, graveside services today at Short Cemetery in Cottage Hills.BELLEVILLERita L. (Hepp) Wuller, 78, died Saturday, visitation 4-9 p.m. today at Renner Funeral Home, funeral...
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In the Family 2 Brothers Win Division Honors in Science Fair
Scraps of paper, left over from a mad dash to finish two science fair entries, still litter the living room of the house where teen-agers Jeff and Ryan McClintock live in Ballwin."You can hardly walk in it," said their mother, Nancy McClintock.The mess...
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IQ Tests for Politicians?
A few years ago, when Democratic Sen. Ernest Hollings was running for re-election in South Carolina, his opponent demanded that he submit to a drug test. Hollings disposed of the issue with a succinct reply: "I'll take a drug test if he'll take an IQ...
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Isringhausen's Anger Costs Mets a Pitcher
It just keeps getting worse for Jason Isringhausen.The 24-year-old Mets righthander, recovering from right arm and shoulder surgery last Sept. 27, fractured his right wrist punching a plastic trash can and will be sidelined until July or August.Isringhausen,...
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Judge and Attorneys Wrap Up Questioning of Mcveigh Jurors
The judge and attorneys finished questioning prospective jurors Monday in the Oklahoma bombing trial after a laborious 16-day process.The final panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was tentatively scheduled to be picked today after U.S. District Judge...
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La Russa Reshuffles the Lineup Young Will Bat Second; Clayton Drops to Eighth
If Dmitri Young's left hip is OK - and he said Monday that it was - look for him to bat second in yet another new-look Cardinals lineup Tuesday night. Then, look for Royce Clayton, who has batted in the top of the order all season, to be dropped to eighth.That...
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Man Faces Trial in Trailer Fire That Killed Teen
A defendant in a murder-and-arson case said he splashed gasoline around the lifeless body of a disabled boy before flames consumed a mobile home, killing another youth, a detective testified Monday.The defendant, Derrick Roper, also told police that...
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Mcgovern Tells of Daughter's Alcoholism
George McGovern, former senator and presidential candidate, spoke here Monday as a father who lost a daughter two years ago to alcoholism."And it is a disease - a cunning, baffling and powerful disease. The American Medical Association determined that...
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`Microburst' Maybe, but Some Swear to Twister
Even though the experts are calling Friday night's storm a "microburst," some St. Peters residents insist they saw a tornado sweeping in from the northwest shortly before roofs were blown off and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the Interstate 70...
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Morning Briefing
TWA Cuts Several Fares But Not Here At The HubTrans World Airlines began Monday slashing domestic fares from several North American cities - but not St. Louis - and cutting international fares from New York to five overseas destinations.The U.S. cities...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
NFL Fashion Dept.: In their ongoing bid to dress up what's been one of the worst NFL franchises, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are shedding their trademark orange threads for something a tad more imposing.As GARY SHELTON of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times...
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Mounting a Challenge Disabled Rise to Opportunity to Ride Horses in Competition
Eight years ago, Alison Mann was injured in a car accident and lost the use of her legs, seemingly ending a hobby she enjoyed most of her life: riding, showing and jumping horses.But on Friday, Mann drove to St. Charles County from her home in Dallas...
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Mu's Rowe Wants Nothing Hidden Fight with Cancer Waged Openly
David Rowe sat on a milk crate in the middle of his kitchen and watched what was left of his hair fall to the floor.Having been diagnosed with cancer shortly after Christmas, Rowe, a Mizzou football lineman, had accepted that he would have to bid farewell...
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Names of Secondary Division Winners
Following are the winners in the secondary division of the 50th annual Greater St. Louis Science Fair, sponsored by Monsanto and the Post-Dispatch.</P><P>Blue ribbons went to first-place winners, red ribbons to second-place winners and...
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Netanyahu Makes Offer to Save Coalition, but Critics Unmoved
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to shore up his government and his reputation Monday after escaping prosecution in an influence-peddling scandal, but opposition leaders demanded he resign and face trial.The opposition asked Israel's Supreme...
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No Indictments, No Vindication
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has escaped indictment for his role in the short-lived appointment of an attorney general, but he has hardly escaped suspicion. Announcing their decision to ignore police recommendations that the prime minister...
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Obituaries
George K. KeetonGeorge Kenneth "Skinny" Keeton, 86, formerly of Elsberry, died Thursday (April 17, 1997) of infirmities at the Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.Mr. Keeton, a native of Foley, served in the Army in World War II and was...
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Officials May Rule out Sabotage of Flight 800
The FBI within the next 90 days may rule out the possibility that a bomb or missile brought down TWA Flight 800, the agency's lead investigator said. His statement was the strongest indication yet that the criminal investigation could soon end.The disclosure,...
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Official's Words Spark Fears of Rezoning `Deal'
An "innocent comment" made last month at a meeting of the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission has fanned suspicions of some people who oppose the county's proposal to rezone 178.5 acres on both sides of Highway DD, just west of U.S. Highway...
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Padres Rake Cardinals' Raggio, Salvage One of Three in Hawaii
One of the traits coaches and managers always look for in young pitchers is how they react to adversity. They normally reserve passing judgment to any degree until the young pitcher has seen the other side of euphoria.Brady Raggio got to the dark side...
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People
Play it again, Woody.WOODY ALLEN went hunting for a new clarinet gig after his Manhattan haunt, Michael's Pub, closed. He decided on the elegant Cafe Carlyle. The moviemaker will perform at the Carlyle with the EDDY DAVIS New Orleans Jazz Band beginning...
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`People's Voices Ring True - and They Are
`I WAS born for a reason, something good,/I'm telling everybody in the neighborhood."This catchy rhyme, set to a potent rap beat, is the message that moves "The People Keep Comin'," the new play from Metro Theater Company. It had its world premiere last...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSJennings: John E. Conner, 31, of the 7100 block of Beulah Avenue, was shot to death around midnight Sunday by two men who knocked on his...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSJennings: John E. Conner, 31, of the 7100 block of Beulah Avenue, was shot to death around midnight Sunday by two men who knocked on his...
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Public Anger Shifts to Tobacco Firms; Politicians Follow Suit
When Attorney General Michael C. Moore of Mississippi filed the first suit by a state against the tobacco industry, in 1994, it was considered an act of supreme political courage.Moore was warned by friends that his career would never survive the fi...
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Rams Bring in 2 More Free-Agent Punters
The Rams punting derby is about to become a three-leg circus. The team has agreed to terms with two college punters who went undrafted over the weekend: Will Brice of Virginia and Nate Cochran of Pittsburgh.They will join Greg Ivy, a "street" free agent...
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Remember These '70S Happenings?
A chronology of the 1970s, including dates for selected major events:1970First Earth Day, April 22 U.S. forces invade Cambodia, April 30 Environmental Protection Agency created Janis Joplin dies of heroin overdose, Oct. 4 Mood rings the rave 1971 Police...
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Report Faults FBI in Ames Spy Case
A Justice Department report released Monday sharply criticized the FBI for failing to pursue leads that likely would have led to the earlier discovery of CIA officer Aldrich Ames as a spy for Moscow.Attention by top FBI management to the intelligence...
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Riverboat Police Costs Concern Slay Protection near Casino Takes Half of Its Taxes
All the promise of big winnings for the city from riverboat gambling comes down to this: Nearly half of the city treasury's $5.6 million gaming take must go to pay for police protection near the President Casino on the Mississippi River.That's the prime...
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Sabres' Ward Ices Game with 20 Seconds to Go
Dixon Ward scored with 20 seconds left and the Buffalo Sabres, playing on the road, overcame the loss of star goaltender Dominik Hasek to beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff series.Hasek, the favorite to win...
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Schools Lining Up a Football Weekend at Trans World Dome
The concept of playing high school football games at the Trans World Dome is gaining popularity.The Missouri State High School Activities Association began the idea by choosing the Dome for its five state championship games. The Hazelwood School District...
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Sniffed out Officials Trace Source of Odor to Sauget Plant
A strong odor in the air over parts of St. Louis and St. Louis County on Sunday night has been traced to a plant in Sauget that manufactures lubricant and fuel additives.Ethyl Corp. officials said Monday that the smell that came from their plant was...
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Social Security Policy Wrong, Critics Charge
Social Security is denying benefits to the disabled instead of cutting waste as a way to balance its books, a paid advocate for Social Security claimants charged Monday in Belleville.As proof, he offered an internal document instructing Social Security's...
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Sports Shorts
Zoeller Apologizes For `Joke' About WoodsFuzzy Zoeller apologized Monday for calling Masters champion Tiger Woods "that little boy" and urging him not to request fried chicken or collard greens for the Champions Dinner next year."My comments were not...
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Spotlight
Joaquin Thomas, a senior tailback at Fort Zumwalt North High School's football team, had spent much of the previous school year and summer working out.He finally attained his goal, starting every game on defense and offense last fall.Then in the second...
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Steve & D.C.'S Switch Lifts Wkkx's Ratings
RATINGS GAME: The Arbitron ratings for the winter period show that the listeners went along with Steve & D.C. and boosted WKKX-FM, their new station, from 13th place in the fall to fifth place with adults 25-54 in morning drive time. As the top-rated...
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Stiff Competition Marks Meet at Orchard Farm
Maybe the Orchard Farm High Invitational is a bit too competitive."I guess we need to ask a few schools to drop out," joked Eagles track and field coach Dave O'Donnell. "Seriously, this is one of the tougher meets we're in all season, especially on the...
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Stocks End Advance as Bond Yields Climb
NEW YORK - Rising interest rates and sliding computer shares drove the Dow Jones industrial average down Monday after its best week since 1991."The U.S. bond market is the smartest in the world, and they are expecting a rate increase, which hurts stocks,"...
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Storm Lashes Church
The church on the hill, with its stately steeple, still stands.But All Saints Catholic Church, a landmark in St. Peters for 123 years, took a heavy hit Friday night from what the St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency is calling a "microburst"...
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Summer Activities Camps
Following is a rundown of upcoming summer sports/activity camps:DUCHESNEAll camps will be held at Duchesne High, 2550 Elm, in St. Charles. Camps, directed by the Duchesne coaching staff and assisted by collegiate athletes and former players, will cost...
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Summit Is Set on Future of Regional Hospital's Board Seeks Answers to Questions of Need, Financing
St. Louis Regional Medical Center will ask the community whether Regional should remain a full-service hospital for the poor - and if so, how to pay for it.Regional's board of directors voted unanimously Monday to ask the St. Louis Community Foundation,...
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Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Healthy...
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Teen Is Arrested in Killings of 2 Man Still Sought in Slaying of Couple
Police arrested a 16-year-old youth Monday in the killings of a Centreville couple. They said a 20-year-old man was being sought as an accomplice.The victims - Martin Dotson, 61, and his wife, Judith, 49 - were found dead of gunshot wounds in their ransacked...
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Teens Arrested in Brutal Killings
Two teen-agers "looking for a victim" lured two pizza delivery men to an abandoned house and killed them, authorities said Monday.Police said the teens, 18 and 17, phoned four pizza parlors before they found one that would deliver to the house in a rural...
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Term Life May Be Best Bet for Most People Agents May Be Overselling Permanent Policies
Y ou've been hooked by the emotional ads depicting family members left penniless after your untimely death. You've concluded you need to buy life insurance.But what kind?An insurance agentmay give you a fast pitch for a permanent insurance product, also...
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The '70S - Those `Happy Days' Are Here Again - but Why?
HOW, in the sweet name of Boone's Farm wine, hip-hugging bell-bottoms and "Mother, Jugs & Speed," could we be looking back wistfully on the 1970s?Why all the mush and gush to revisit this Watergate-searing, Gerald Ford-tripping, Jimmy Carter America-held-hostage...
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The Bridman of Jefferson City Prosecutor Prefers Racing Pigeons to Stool Pigeons
HIS LAW OFFICE on the fourth floor of the Cole County Courthouse in Jefferson City has the usual prosecutorial clutter - court files, stacks of law books and a small pile of phone message slips.At the moment, Richard G. Callahan is on a conference call...
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The Brownie (a Scottish Tale)
WELL, this happened a long time ago in Scotland, but if you listen closely you will probably still hear the children singing of the little man named Aiken Drum. He came one night out of the blue. It was dusk, just when the milking was done and before...
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The Dutch Way on Assisted Death
Halfway through our conversation, Gerrit van der Wal gets up to consult his dictionary. Surely, he says, there must be an English equivalent for the Dutch word gedogen.The medical school professor, who has researched doctor-assisted death in the Netherlands,...
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The Long Arm of Federal Bureaucrats
A lot of attention has been given lately to private property rights. Two separate issues are at stake: (1) the designation of the United Nations biosphere reserve program and world heritage sites and (2) so-called heritage corridors, such as the proposed...
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Third-Nerve Palsy Impairs Eyes
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am having double vision. My eye doctor said I have third-nerve palsy. He sent me to a neurologist. He ran tests, including an MRI exam. I went back to my own doctor for blood work. One week later, all tests came back OK. Have you...
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Tough Choices Forum on Ethical Decision-Making Puts Students to Test
Seniors from five area high schools were asked to decide who would get a heart transplant - and who would die as a result of their decisions - at an ethical decision-making symposium last week.The all-day session at St. Peters City Hall involved students...
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Trainees Desired Sergeant, Witness Testifies
Two trainees who accused a former Army drill sergeant of rape made no secret of wanting to have sex with him, witnesses testified Monday.One of the women said she "thought he was sexy" and paraded by his office in short-shorts and a bikini top, Pfc....
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Trojanettes Topple Warrenton for First Victory of the Season
The Troy Buchanan High girls soccer team received a major lift late last week. And so did first-year coach Keith Klostermann.Troy rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat Warrenton 2-1 Thursday. It was the first victory of the season for the Trojanettes...
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TV Notes
`SEINFELD" is offering a cliffhanger ending this season, just not the kind viewers will see.This particular plot, in fact, seems more suited to "Dallas" or "Dynasty," involving high-stakes corporate intrigue, drama and even a little suspense.Negotiations...
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Twa Losses Grow along with Maintenance
Trans World Airlines Inc. said Monday it lost nearly twice as much money in the first quarter of this year as it did in the same period last year.TWA said, however, that the financial results are not necessarily indicative of the company's condition....
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Unscrupulous Firms Mug Seniors on Mortgages
Have recent events finished off what the government calls the "white-collar mugging" of elderly people? They're talking about insurance salespeople who charge huge fees for advising seniors about reverse mortgages.This game barely got started before...
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Up Next: Dodgers
Just The Facts: Two games vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers: 9:05 tonight and 9:35 p.m. Wednesday (St. Louis times) at Dodger Stadium.Tuning In: Tonight on KPLR-TV (Channel 11), Wednesday on Fox Sports Midwest (cable). All games broadcast on KMOX Radio (1120...
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Venezia's Son Tells of Cueto Connection Testifies That Lawyer Shared Advice, Profits
Gambling boss Thomas Venezia claimed his former lawyer and business partner, Amiel Cueto, knew all about Venezia's illegal gambling empire, Venezia's son testified in Cueto's federal trial Monday.Cueto advised Thomas Venezia daily on business and legal...
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Watchdogs Attack Contributions from Gaming Industry Illinois Must Regulate Political Donations, They Say
Illinois casinos, horse tracks, their owners and their lobbyists donated almost $1 million to state-level politicians in the last half of 1996, according to a study released Monday.The study's authors say that money - which preceded the dozens of pr...
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Wilderness Areas under Attack
Sponsors of a recent House hearing on designated wilderness insist they are dissatisfied with the implementation of the law creating those protected tracts, not with the law itself. Don't you believe it. There's every indication that these lawmakers...
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