St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 23, 1997

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10 Gop Senators Threatening to Fight Budget Deal
Signaling a possible conservative rebellion, 10 Republican senators threatened on Tuesday to oppose any budget deal with President Bill Clinton that would let domestic spending grow or violate four other conditions."A budget deal that violates our fundamental...
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A Brush with Death in Nation's Capital Prompts City Dweller to Give Up
My friend Sam Dyer's brush with violent death occurred on one of those brilliant, flowered Washington spring mornings.The Lincoln Park neighborhood, just 12 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, is integrated. It has many lovingly restored Victorian homes. Neighbors...
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Abuses against Churches Go Unnoticed
The 1997 World Report from Human Rights Watch is filled with sensitive discussion of human rights abuses against political dissenters - but only certain dissenters. If you read its country reports you barely find a word dealing with the targets of increasing...
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All of a Sudden, This Flyer's on Fire Philadelphia's Eric Lindros Is Heating Up in the Playoffs
Placid is the wrong word, because that's not what the Flyers have been so far against the Penguins. Placid means peaceful. You only have to watch for about five minutes to realize that placid doesn't get it done.Comfortable? That doesn't quite work,...
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Alomar, Umpire Put Past to Rest Two Shake Hands before O's Game
The expectation perhaps was greater than the expectoration:At precisely 7:34 p.m. Tuesday at Camden Yards, Roberto Alomar jogged up to John Hirschbeck in short right field and . . . extended his hand, not his saliva.The two men then shook and exchanged...
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Back in Lineup, Lankford Boosts Cards' Offense
The Cardinals' unattractive offense took on a face lift Tuesday night when Ray Lankford was activated to play center field and bat third against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lankford, who had rotator cuff surgery after a late-season injury last year, had...
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Battery Business Gives Charge to Ralston Gains
A "blowout quarter" in the battery business powered Ralston Purina Co. to a 30 percent increase in second-quarter profit, the company said Tuesday.Higher equity earnings from Ralston's investment in Interstate Bakeries Corp. of Kansas City also boosted...
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Battle Royal: Kiel Crowd Gets Money's Worth
What a game! Long-suffering Blues fans saw their loyalty rewarded with a spectacular playoff battle. The Blues and Red Wings played a fast-paced, hard-hitting game punctuated by wicked shots, great saves and shots rung off the post. And there was a riot...
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`Beauty' Exposes Genet, in All His Worlds
IN the program art for "Beauty," his one-man performance piece based on the writings of Jean Genet, Steven Patterson appears in the nude with one added accessory - a bouquet of roses, conveniently arranged to cover his genitalia.It seems an odd image...
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Billy Taylor: Face of Jazz His `Sunday Morning' Bits Bring It Home
MYTHS become myths for a reason. Billy Taylor knows.The pianist was only 23 years old when he found success on 52nd Street, legendary home to a row of bustling New York jazz clubs. It was 1944, bebop blared on the bandstands, and Taylor was raring to...
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Black Women as Mayors Face Dual Challenge They Must Struggle for Respect and Fight Problems, Group Told
When Callie Mobley was first elected as Alorton's mayor in 1981, there weren't enough black women mayors to play a softball game.Since then, the number of African-American women who are mayors has grown across the country to 94 from 14.Despite the increase,...
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`Blue Bags' Stop Here `Newest, Fanciest' Recycling Plant in State Opens on Earth Day
With its Rec-Plex and spiffy City Hall, St. Peters considers itself on the cutting edge in community development, and the ribbon-cutting Tuesday morning at the new Central Material Processing Facility adds to the city's image.Lee Fox, president of the...
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Blues Take Wing 4-0 Tie Series at 2-2 despite Injuries
Barely a minute into the game, a fan held up a sign that read "We Believe," and the scoreboard operators at Kiel Center had the foresight to show it on the video board.It was an undying, unquestioning show of support from the hometown fans - 19,787 strong...
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Board Investigating Casino Owners' Deal
The Illinois Gaming Board has suspended contracts between several Casino Queen owners and two consultants, saying the amount of money involved appears unusually high.The Gaming Board disclosed Tuesday it was investigating the relationship between three...
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Bond's `Green Key' Award Has Some Environmentalists Seeing Red
Is he green or isn't he?One group named Sen. Christopher S. Bond, R-Mo., environmentalist of the year Tuesday, while others attacked his record as anti-environment.Before 225 members of the National Rural Water Association, the group's president presented...
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Bosley Rushed to Fill Posts Flurry Spurs Calls from Harmon
After losing the March 4 Democratic primary, lame duck Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. spent his last month in office making at least 47 appointments to area boards and commissions.Last-minute appointments by departing mayors are nothing new. However, city...
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Briefs
THE NATIONCALIFORNIALease With China Shipping Line Canceled Harbor commissioners in Long Beach canceled a lease with China's government-owned shipping line, which wanted the city to build it a $200 million cargo port at a former Navy base. Monday's vote...
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Briefs
GRANITE CITYAldermen Approve Rezoning To Allow Walgreens StoreWithout debate, the Granite City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to rezone to commercial five lots in the 3700 block of Nameoki Road to allow the construction of a 16,000-square...
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Budget Compromise Draws Nearer
House and Senate negotiators have taken the first steps toward hammering out a state budget compromise while about $500 million and philosophical differences still separate the chambers. They also agreed Tuesday to put back $4.4 million to strengthen...
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Call It the Big Chill
Call it the Big Chill.Pitchers usually move ahead of hitters in April because of the inclement weather, but this month has been ridiculous. Bone-numbing temperatures, rain and snow, postponements left and right . . . many factors conspired against baseball's...
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Can Bill Paying Online Shred Long Paper Trail?
It's no secret that getting people to pay bills online has been tough.Although they've been around for years, online bill payment offered through banks and software programs such as Quicken and Microsoft Money haven't caught on as quickly as other home-banking...
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Cap Maneuvers: Rams Release Jimmie Jones
There must be an ATM at Rams Park, because coach Dick Vermeil has been spending money all offseason.The Rams have signed impact free agents. They've given new deals to key veterans. They climbed the financial ladder to the top spot in the National Football...
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Cash Prizes Await Winners of 10k Race Saturday
For the first time, the area's largest competitive race is offering cash prizes for the top male and female finishers.St. Charles County Community College's sixth annual 10K race on Saturday will award $100 to the top-finishing male and female runners.The...
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Chaminade, Kirkwood Select New Coaches
Kelvin Lee hasn't coached high school basketball since 1986. But in the interim, he has worked in the college ranks as an assistant under Gene Iba at Baylor, Charlie Spoonhour at St. Louis University and Tony Barone at Texas A&M.Lee anticipates that...
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Chicago, after 0-14 Start, Wins Second Game 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 a...
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Clear Thinking: No Atvs in the Black River
The decision to finally bar motorized vehicles from the Black River at Lesterville, Mo., is a victory for clean water, common sense and the rule of law. For years, riders of all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, four-wheel-drives and pickup trucks raced...
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Clinton Sees Firsthand `Life Story' of Flood
President Bill Clinton flew by helicopter above this flooded ghost town Tuesday and pledged almost half a billion dollars to help Red River victims "in the fight of their lives."Clinton promised an all-out federal effort to restore this flooded flat...
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Clinton Targets Toxic Chemicals Wants to Expand `Early-Warning System'
Recycling a proposal from last year, President Bill Clinton marked Earth Day by expanding an "early-warning system" for reporting release of toxic chemicals into the environment.Under new rules for the decade-old "Community Right to Know" law, seven...
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Congress to Be Hard Sell for Tobacco Firms despite Big Donations to Lawmakers, Lobby Must Push for a Deal
Like a smoker who swears that he's finally quitting, the tobacco industry will have a hard time persuading critics in Congress to believe its promises.If the industry succeeds in negotiations to set a cap on suits over the health costs of smoking, the...
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Courtnall Roars out of the Doghouse
En route to his office after the postgame interview on Tuesday, coach Joel Quenneville ran into Geoff Courtnall in the Blues locker room."Good game, Courts," Quenneville said. "What'd I say? `Get two and get out of the doghouse.' "Courtnall smiled and...
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Cueto Used Fake Court Order, Witness Says
Amiel Cueto used a phony court order to draw an Illinois liquor agent into court as part of a plan to protect gambling boss Thomas Venezia, a lawyer who formerly worked for Cueto testified Monday.Thomas Daley of Belleville, who worked for Cueto's law...
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Dalton Sued over Daughter's Trial
An attorney from St. Charles has filed a suit against Donald E. Dalton, a circuit judge in the county, claiming that he was not paid for representing the judge's daughter when she was on trial in the killing of her husband.Joel Eisenstein, the attorney,...
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Daughters: A Work in Progress
Ten-year-old Hanun Lumpford has big plans after she becomes a judge."I'd like to change the robes to another color," she said. "White, I think."Lumpford will take one step closer to that goal Thursday when she shadows attorney Maia Brodie of Clayton...
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Deadline near for Desegregation Money Bill
A bill to redistribute state desegregation funds is dead unless the state Senate passes it this week, the bill's supporters say."This is the week of decision," said former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., the plan's main cheerleader. "We're down to the last...
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Deaths Elsewhere
HERBERT ZIPPER, 92, a celebrated Viennese conductor who formed a secret orchestra in a Nazi concentration camp, died Monday (April 21, 1997) of lung cancer in Santa Monica, Calif.He had first been imprisoned by the Nazis at Dachau, then later in Buc...
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Demeaning Not on the Road to Discipline
DO YOU make your children feel bad to improve their behavior? Do you routinely name-call, yell, hit, intimidate or demean them in the hope they'll stop making mistakes or disobeying your commands?If so, then you may not be using the best discipline methods,...
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Dichotomy of Rebel Leader: Terrorist Who Hated Death
Eighteen years ago, the intransigence of Nestor Cerpa, then 25, and other hard-line unionists occupying a textile factory led to the deaths of six workers when police stormed the building.History repeated itself Tuesday.Cerpa, 43, and 13 other Tupac...
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Do Non-TV Watchers Really Have More Fun?
DOES seven days without TV make one weak? Try it and see.That is, if you think you're strong enough. After all, National TV-Turnoff Weak - er, Week - happens to coincide with the tantalizing first round of the networks' May sweep.Among the attractions,...
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Double Appreciation Baseball's Luxury Tax Is Working for Owners and Players Alike
For all the moaning about rising salaries and the record-setting contracts that have been handed out in the past six months, baseball's luxury-tax plan appears to be working.The luxury tax, a critical part of the basic agreement hammered out last winter...
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Down-to-Earth Leader at Center Reaches for Stars in Aiding People
Willie Epps has come a long way from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, but he still spends a lot of his time in the midst of poverty. Now, it's by choice.Every day, this 51-year-old son of a poor rural farming couple helps people in one of...
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Dow Soars 173; Up 442 in 7 Sessions Drop in Interest Rates, Rise in Earnings Spark Best Gain in 5 1/2 Years
The Dow Jones industrial average surged Tuesday to its biggest percentage gain in 5 1/2 years, shrinking its recent 700-point loss to just 250 points.Broader stock indicators also rallied, but failed to keep pace with the Dow's 173-point gain, leaving...
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Drug Makers Lead 1st Quarter Parade of Mostly Higher Profits
Higher drug and consumer products sales led to double-digit first-quarter earnings gains at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., American Home Products and SmithKline Beecham.Bristol-Myers Squibb said earnings rose 12 percent to $810 million, or 81 cents a share,...
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Family Flicks
NEWAnaconda is an old-time monster movie, a PG-13 comic shocker with a 40-foot special-effects snake. Even adults, aware that the lurking boa is manufactured, quake when it suddenly zooms into view. Older kids will relish this eye-popping frightfest....
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Fast Start by Angels Is Surprise to Coach Young St. Joseph's Has Record of 7-2
The St. Joseph's Academy Angels have been one of the surprise teams in girls soccer this season. Even coach Maureen McVey has been caught off-guard by the team's 7-2 start."We're young - we have 15 freshmen and sophomores on the roster - and we've never...
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Feminine Independence: Powerful Testimony
DOES Jo March mean anything to you?If you are among the millions of people - mostly, but not exclusively, women - who consider "Little Women" one of the most influential books in their lives, then you probably love Jo, Louisa May Alcott's marvelous heroine.Jo...
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Film about '93 Siege in Waco Blames FBI of Trapping Branch Davidians
A new documentary claims the FBI trapped the Branch Davidians in a section of their compound by unleashing automatic weapons fire and caused the inferno - maybe accidentally, maybe not - that killed them.A noisy, restless crowd of about 200 people filled...
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For Dr. Korenblat, That's a `Wien-Er!'
ON THE TOWN: It was a hat trick for Dr. Phillip E. Korenblat Saturday night in the Mallinckrodt Building on McDonnell Boulevard, where he: (1) was acknowledged for buying the Clinical Research Center of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital along with his...
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Fujimori's Unbending Posture Is How He Deals with Enemies
President Alberto Fujimori isn't the kind to compromise.He presided over a crackdown that seriously weakened the once seemingly invincible Shining Path guerrillas. To prepare for that campaign, he undemocratically fired judges and legislators whom he...
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Fusz Again Ranks No. 37 among U.S. Auto Dealers
For the second year in succession, the Lou Fusz Automotive Network ranked No. 37 among the nation's 100 biggest dealership chains, according to this week's Automotive News.And the president of the network says he has plans to grow further. Lou Fusz Jr....
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Girl Fears New Brother Will Bring Baby-Sitting Blues
Dear Abby: I am a 14-year-old girl and I'm very worried. My mother is having a baby this summer. I'm happy for her and my stepfather (this is their first baby together), but I think they are expecting me to take on a lot more responsibility than I had...
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Goodwin Caught off Guard by His Dismissal
To say that Bill Goodwin was surprised by his dismissal as men's basketball coach at Lindenwood College would be an understatement."I had talked to each of my players before spring break and had a team meeting to select team captains scheduled the day...
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Grand Jury Investigation Extended Six Months Starr's Office Tells Judge It Has Evidence of Possible Obstruction of Justice, Perjury
Whitewater prosecutors told a judge Tuesday that they had gathered "extensive evidence" of possible obstruction of justice, including witness tampering, perjury and document destruction.U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted a six-month extension...
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Grand Jury Investigation Extended Six Months Starr's Office Tells Judge It Has Evidence of Possible Obstruction of Justice, Perjury
Whitewater prosecutors told a judge Tuesday that they had gathered "extensive evidence" of possible obstruction of justice, including witness tampering, perjury and document destruction.U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted a six-month extension...
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Group Urges Agreement on Reducing Aircraft Noise
Pat McDonnell says the St. Charles County Council should put some teeth into a resolution it passed in December calling for an aircraft noise-abatement agreement with Lambert Field.McDonnell is vice president of St. Charles County Citizens Against A...
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Haas Apologizes to Board for Vulgarities
St. Louis School Board member Bill Haas apologized to the board and to the public Tuesday for remarks aired last week on KMOX in which he asked talk show host Charlie Brennan, "Do the words `Kiss my ass' mean anything to you?""To the extent that this...
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Haas Offers Apology for Vulgarities
St. Louis School Board member Bill Haas apologized to the board and to the public Tuesday for remarks aired last week on KMOX in which he asked talk show host Charlie Brennan, "Do the words `Kiss my ass' mean anything to you?""To the extent that this...
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Hard Work and Opportunity
EVERYTHING'S coming up roses, and carnations, and daisies and daffodils today in offices across the St. Louis area and the rest of the land.It's Professional Secretaries Day, when bosses show their appreciation, usually with flowers, for those crucial...
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Harry A. "Bud" Wellington Jr.; Was Longtime Printing Executive Here
Harry A. "Bud" Wellington Jr., a longtime printing company executive in St. Louis, died Sunday (April 20, 1997) at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Town and Country after a brief illness. He was 78.Mr. Wellington, of Webster Groves, retired in 1991 as chairman...
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Having Their Day Memo: Secretaries Deserve Gratitude, Especially Today
Floral delivery persons might work overtime today and offices might smell sweeter, all because it's Professional Secretaries Day.And Courtney Walter, executive vice president of HealthLink Inc. in Creve Coeur, knows how much his executive assistant,...
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Head Start Siue's Program of Learning One of Best
ON ONE SIDE of the old St. Joseph's Church school in East St. Louis is a burned-out house in a field of weeds. On the other side is an abandoned hospital with punched-out windows.But inside the old school is laughter and learning. Hope abounds at one...
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Health News
MENOPAUSEModerate Activity Helps Reduce Premature DeathWomen who are physically active after menopause can reduce their risk of premature death by 30 percent, a study published Tuesday said. "Women don't have to rush out and join a health club to benefit...
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Here's Rundown on `Recycle City'
Facts and figures about the new "Recycle City" in St. Peters:The Plant: The facility has 41,000 square feet of working space. It can process 200 tons of solid waste a day, including 53 tons of recyclables. It has three separate sorting rooms, four feed...
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Hermanson Starts as Expos Down Cubs
Dustin Hermanson, making his first start since college, pitched five effective innings Tuesday night, and the Montreal Expos, playing at home, beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1.Hermanson (1-0) gave up four hits, including Sammy Sosa's home run. He struck out...
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Hey, Kids: We've Got Teenie Beanie Babies, and We're Giving Them Away!
Yes, those are Beanie Babies crawling all over the Everyday page today. Would you like them?Well, if you're a kid - in kindergarten through eighth grade - listen up. We've got three complete sets of the teenie Beanie Babies that McDonald's restaurants...
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High School Summer Activities Camps
Following is a rundown of upcoming summer sports/activity camps:ST. CHARLES WESTSt. Charles West and coach Terry Hollander will be conducting basketball camps for boys for the 18th year. The weeklong Skills and Competition Camp will be held June 16-20....
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Horse Sense PC Users Should Beware Sneak Attacks on Hard Drives
Trojan horses have made a comeback - on the Internet - and they're out to sack your hard drive.They're clumsier than viruses - easier to create, but also easier to detect and avoid."Viruses take a high level of knowledge and skill to write," said Alex...
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(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONJohn "Jack" Garvey Sr., 72, died Monday, funeral 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Church. Burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery.N. Marie Johnson, 88, died Monday, visitation 5-8 p.m. today, funeral noon Thursday, both...
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`It Got a Little Crazy at the End' as Blues, Fans Brawl with Wings
It was not a shining example of sensitivity training. The Blues, 81 seconds from a series-tying victory, found themselves brawling with the Detroit Red Wings."It got a little crazy at the end," said Blues coach Joel Quenneville, in herculean understatement.Referee...
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Jurors Selected in Trial of Mcveigh Judge Continues Efforts to Keep Identities Secret
The jury in the Oklahoma City bombing trial was selected Tuesday, with the judge taking extraordinary measures to keep the panelists's identities secret."I now address you as members of the jury," U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch told the jurors as...
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Jury Hears Victim in Home Invasion Case Attackers Raped Her Daughter, Beat Others
The attackers burst into her home, raped her 12-year-old daughter, punched her 2-year-old son and beat her and her boyfriend.Tuesday, the woman testified against five home invaders in St. Louis County Court, recalling the night of terror they waged last...
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Lankford Is Tonic for Ailing Cards
With the Cardinals down to their last out Tuesday night, Ray Lankford, who was playing a major-league game for the first time since last October, started a three-run rally with his bat and his feet as the Cardinals overcame Todd Worrell and the Los Angeles...
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Last Meeting Marks End for Mark Twain
Mark Twain Bancshares bid adieu Tuesday, but the bank said 90 to 95 percent of its employees will be hanging around.At its final annual meeting, Mark Twain shareholders approved its sale to Mercantile Bancorporation. The bank said 76 percent of all shareholders...
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Lindenwood Adds Tennis, Coach
Lindenwood College President Dennis Spellmann has announced the addition of two intercollegiate sports at the college, men's and women's tennis, and the hiring of Larry Klein to start those programs.Klein, of St. Charles, is a veteran coach. He was instrumental...
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Morning Briefing
Nixon Seeks Probe Of SW Bell's Rates For Long-DistanceMissouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has asked the Public Service Commission to investigate Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s rates for in-state long-distance service.Nixon said the commission needs...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:The New York Yankees bullpen must have been in charge of holding the Red River in its banks.Officials recently launched the cremated remains of GENE RODDENBERRY and TIMOTHY LEARY into space . . . rubbing them on the baseball hit by MAR K MCGWIRE...
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N. Dakota Family Illustrates Scope of Disaster
The Red River has devoured Grand Forks, leaving four generations of Johnsons - and about 45,000 people - homeless."We'll be lucky to have a town to go back to," Georgia Johnson, 55, said Tuesday.Her home and about 15 others belonging to her extended...
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New Friends Make School Less Fearsome Marquette Junior Took Initiative to Join the Crowd
This is the second in a series of personal essays by young St. Louisans who have found a way to take control of their lives. Jessica, 16, is a junior at Marquette High School in the Rockwood School District.I had been away from the normal public school...
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No Place like Home for Todd Zeile, Playing in la Is a Dream Come True
A rich suntan really suits Todd Zeile. He gets one every winter. It's only natural for a California kid who likes spending as much time outdoors as possible.But it's been hard to keep it when Zeile has had to wear the baseball uniform of the Cardinals...
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Obituaries
Anna Louise JonesAnna Louise Jones, 90, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (April 22, 1997) at a nursing home in Piedmont, Mo.Mrs. Jones was a homemaker.Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Paul Funeral Home, 240 North Kingshighway, St. Charles....
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Obituaries
Marian McElvainMarian McElvain, 72, formerly of St. Charles, died Friday (April 18, 1997) at a hospital in Dothan, Ala.Mrs. McElvain, of Marianna, Fla., was a homemaker.A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street,...
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Officials Say Inquiry Shows China Misled U.S. Equipment Bought Was Meant for Military, Not Civilian Use
A federal criminal inquiry has uncovered new evidence, including U.S. satellite photos, suggesting that a state-owned Chinese company had intended all along to divert U.S. machine equipment to a military plant that builds missiles and fighter aircraft,...
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Osteoporosis, Paget's Are Different Bone Diseases
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please explain the difference between Paget's disease and osteoporosis. The enclosed article has gotten me confused. How do the symptoms differ? How does the doctor diagnose which one you have? Do they look different on a bone-density...
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Outlaw Chemical Weapons
The Chemical Weapons Convention, negotiated by President Ronald Reagan, signed by President George Bush and supported by President Bill Clinton, is set to be voted on by the Senate Thursday. The outcome is uncertain because of strong opposition by many...
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Pattonville Retains Beleaguered Drill Team Coach
The Pattonville School Board, bombarded Tuesday night with support for Dianne Guittar, the high school's drill team coach, decided to retain her for the next school year.Guittar had come under fire recently after school officials got complaints that...
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People
Apparently COLORADO GOV. ROY ROMER has some problems with name recognition.Romer, his head in a cloud, sat next to MARTHA STEWART, the biggest name in domesticity in America, at a Washington dinner party and said:"Martha, just what is it that you do?"...
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Police Arrest Teen in Slaying of Couple Man, 20, Also Charged in Centreville Deaths
Police believe that 16-year-old Brandon Craighead shot to death his neighbors, Martin and Judith Dotson, during a robbery Thursday night in the Dotsons' Centreville home.The Dotsons let Craighead in Thursday night because they knew him, police said.Craighead...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Curtis Wilson, 42, was shot to death just before 2 a.m. Tuesday on a parking lot near Washington and North Grand boulevards....
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Curtis Wilson, 42, was shot to death just before 2 a.m. Tuesday on a parking lot near Washington and North Grand boulevards....
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Police in Alton Are Asking for Help in Shooting of Girl
Alton police are looking for the person who fired a gunshot that struck a 16-year-old girl in the head while she was riding in a car Saturday night.The girl was in the back seat of a car, next to an unopened window, when she was wounded in the right...
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Quilt to Promote Transplants
The quilts won't bring him back, but Eileen Kinsella Lively sees them as a way to pay tribute to her late husband, to the families who helped extend his life and to the medical professionals who stood by him to the end.Charles Lively, twice a liver transplant...
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Rating the Teams
The National LeagueTeam 1. Atlanta BravesComment Offense fueled by Lofton batting average. Team 2. San Francisco Giants Comment Fast start kicks up some Dusty. Team 3. Florida Marlins Comment It's walk, don't (drive in) runs for Sheffield. Team...
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Rejection Angers Advocate for Spanish School E. St. Louis Says No Second Time
The East St. Louis School Board has twice told Rosalinda Mariles no, but the main advocate of a bilingual charter school says she's "not giving up and I'm not going away."Mariles, the leader of a move to get a school for Hispanic students in the district,...
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Ribble Brings History of Associations with Outstanding Coaches
Dale Ribble comes by his love of coaching basketball naturally."I grew up around basketball and I've been lucky enough to be associated with some outstanding coaches," said Ribble, 26, the new men's basketball coach at Lindenwood College. "I feel very...
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Saddam Defies U.S., Sends Copters into No-Fly Zone
Despite American warnings, Saddam Hussein sent helicopters into the U.S.-patrolled southern no-fly zone to pick up Iraqis returning from the annual Muslim pilgrimage.The state-run Iraqi News Agency said several helicopters flew Monday and Tuesday to...
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School Board Retains Coach of Drill Team
The Pattonville School Board, bombarded Tuesday night with support for Dianne Guittar, the high school's drill team coach, decided to retain her for the next school year.Guittar had come under fire recently after school officials got complaints that...
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School Principal under Inquiry in Weapons Incident Teen Claims Gun Was Pulled on Him
The principal of Eskridge High School in Wellston - who also is the former president of the Special School District Board - is being investigated by police for allegations of a weapons violation.Police arrested Henry E. Anderson, 47, of the 4700 block...
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Sergeant Weeps in Court after Sex-Case Sentencing
A stern drill sergeant broke into sobs Tuesday as an Army judge sentenced him for sexual offenses with female trainees.Sentenced was Sgt. 1st Class Calvin E. Daniels, 36, of Vienna, Ga., an 18-year veteran of the Army. He will spend a year in the stockade,...
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Sex, Power and the Army
The sexual misconduct trials at Fort Leonard Wood and the Aberdeen Proving Ground have predictably entered the phase where the defense tries to sully the virtue of the accusers.It's a tried-and-true tactic. But neither the Army nor the public should...
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Soldiers Rescue 71 Hostages Peru Storms Envoy's Residence Leaving All Rebels, 1 Captive Dead
Soldiers and police officers stormed the Japanese ambassador's residence Tuesday, rescuing 71 of the 72 hostages held for four months.One hostage - Supreme Court Justice Carlos Giusti - and two soldiers were killed in the gunfire and explosions that...
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Sparrow's Eye on Romanian Orphans with May 3 Charity Dinner, Auction
Sometimes, Debbie Sparrow of Oakville wonders whether she has bitten off more chicken divan than she can chew.Chicken divan will be the main dish May 3 at the charity dinner and auction that Sparrow is organizing for Save Eastern Europe's Kids, or SEEK.Sparrow...
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