St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 25, 1994

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100 Are Laid off at Esco Unit Here Cuts despite Record 271% Profit Increase
Defense cuts are blamed for the layoff of approximately 100 white-collar workers at an Esco Electronics Corp. subsidiary.The layoffs come despite Esco's 13 percent increase in sales and a record 271 percent increase in profit in 1993. The company earned...
3-in-1 Feature Special Treat for Race Fans Mid-America's Regular Drag Is Scheduled This Sunday
Racing fans at Mid-America Raceway in Wentzville received a special treat Sunday.The track held a three-in-one feature headlined by the sixth-annual Rod, Custom, and Classic Car Show. The program also included a full-action drag racing program as well...
4 in Bombing Get Life, Dressing Down
Four men convicted in the World Trade Center bombing were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison by a judge who said the attack stole something precious from Americans: their sense of security."Prior to February 26th, 1993, this country was a much freer...
Adams' Goal in 2nd Ot Puts Canucks in Finals
Greg Adams scored 14 seconds into the second overtime as the Vancouver Canucks rallied from a 3-0 deficit and defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.The Canucks' finals berth is their first since 1982, when they lost...
Admiral's Owner Denies Opposing New Gaming Vote
Gaming industry analysts say a top executive of President Riverboat Casinos Inc. is opposing a vote in November on the question of full-blown riverboat gambling.Analysts, who requested anonymity, said President professes to question the odds of winning...
A Friendly Visit by India's Leader
India's prime minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, is not easily recognizable as a politician. A small, bald figure in a Congress Party gray suit, he has a shy manner and a low voice. He has had as many Cabinet posts as Elliot Richardson; he is, at 73, almost...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Our lovable and well-trained 12-year-old cat has suddenly started wetting outside of his litter box or on my puppy's paper. My husband claims he might be getting too old or too lazy to climb in and out of the enclosed litter box, and that...
Assessors Add Up '93 Flood Damage County Lost $84 Million in Property
St. Louis County lost $84 million worth of residential, commercial and agricultural property as a result of last year's floods, Assessor Kenneth Morton said on Tuesday.The loss is the greatest in the county's history for a flood, he said. "We've never...
Astros' Drabek Wins 7th in Row, Gets 3 Hits
Doug Drabek pitched a three-hitter for his seventh successive win and had three hits himself Tuesday night as the Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0.Drabek (7-1) matched his career-best winning streak set in 1988. He walked three and struck out...
Auditor Chides Court over Thefts Officials Never Made Precise Accounting of How Much Employees Took
State Auditor Margaret Kelly has criticized the St. Louis municipal court for failing to seek restitution from clerks who stole as much as $300,000 in traffic- and parking-ticket money.Kelly said in an audit released Tuesday that court officials never...
A Wedding Present with Its Own Agenda
STEVE and Susan went for their marriage license and got a surprise.The city of St. Louis gave them a wedding gift."The package looked so romantic with the roses and pink ribbons," said Steve.It was the most romantic plastic bag I'd ever seen. It had...
Baseball Must Land Ko Punch on Brawlers
Griffin Tewksbury, 2 1/2, was watching the Cardinals and Marlins on Sunday when suddenly a hockey game erupted on the TV screen.Allen Watson popped Florida's Orestes Destrade on the back with a fastball. Destrade bull-rushed the mound. Watson, displaying...
Belleville Pro Hunter Leads Nine into Open Sectional
Officials of the U.S. Golf Association held their collective breath Tuesday, hoping that two experiments wouldn't blow up in their faces.Most significantly, this marked the first time a U.S. Open qualifying round in these parts was held at a public...
Boehmer Hired as Official for Casino Firm
Donald L. Boehmer has been named vice president of governmental affairs for St. Charles Riverfront Station Inc.The announcement was made by Joseph J. Canfora, president of St. Charles Riverfront Station, a new riverboat gaming development on the Missouri...
Briefcase
ST. LOUISRETAILHome Quarters Opening 5th StoreHome Quarters Warehouse will officially open its fifth location in the St. Louis market on Thursday.The store, at 14205 Manchester Road in Manchester, uses a new prototype design developed by Home Quarters,...
Briefs
YEMEN Attack On North Kills 13, Injures 108</P><P>Glass shards and broken window frames lie atop overturned operating tables, and trails of blood run down the central stairway of Republican Hospital, next to the rubble of eight mud-and-stone ...
Briefs
ILLINOIS WOOD RIVER Man Sentenced To 55 Years In Murder</P><P>A man from Wood River drew a 55-year sentence Tuesday for killing one man and wounding another in what a prosecutor said was an argument over a rental agreement.</P><P>Scott...
Briefs
YEMEN Attack On North Kills 13, Injures 108</P><P>Glass shards and broken window frames lie atop overturned operating tables, and trails of blood run down the central stairway of Republican Hospital, next to the rubble of eight mud-and-stone ...
Cardinals Can't Find Their Way Home Record 16 Stranded in 4-0 Loss to Phils
Never in the history of major-league baseball has opportunity knocked more persistently. The Cardinals collected nine hits and eight walks off Philadelphia Phillies pitchers Tuesday at Busch Stadium.And nary a runner crossed the plate.The impotent Cardinals,...
Cardinals Can't Find Their Way Home Strand Record 16 in 4-0 Loss to Phils
Never in the history of baseball has opportunity knocked more insistently. The Cardinals produced nine hits and accepted eight walks from Philadelphia Phillies pitchers Tuesday at Busch Stadium. And nary a one crossed the plate.Setting a major-league...
Cards Turned in Gamble for Endorsement Final 2 or 3 Contenders Likely to Be Set Tonight
Gaming companies seeking the endorsement of the St. Charles County Council promised parks, elaborate recreation complexes, shopping malls and prosperity in a 6 1/2-hour meeting in St. Peters Monday night.The County Council expects to narrow the field...
Carnahan Scans Field for Next Battleground
IN 1992, DURING the mean race for governor, Republican Bill Webster compared Democrat Mel Carnahan to a potted plant.The implication was that Carnahan and the plant had similar personalities and abilities.Since Carnahan took office in January 1993, his...
Child Killer Pleads Guilty, Gets Life in Prison without Parole
A 19-year-old man from Wood River was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for the murder of a toddler last year. He remains under suspicion in the death of another infant in 1991.Keith E. Bennett - his head freshly shaved - pleaded guilty...
Cobain's Music, Death Touched Many Readers
When Turn It Up asked its readers to respond with their thoughts about the suicide of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, we had no idea we'd be flooded with mail. Obviously, Cobain's death - and, judging from the letters, his life and music, too - had a profound...
Crash Causes 4 Deaths at Australian Auto Race
The Cannonball Run auto race will continue in Australia despite the deaths of four men Tuesday in a fiery crash of a Ferrari driven by a millionaire Japanese dentist. Akihiro Kabe and co-driver Takeshi Okano were killed in Kabe's Ferrari F-40, and two...
Danforth Honored for Prodding People to Remember Holocaust
Often in his 18-year career, John C. Danforth - an Episcopal priest and a politician - has been called the "conscience" of the Senate.On Tuesday evening, other priests and politicians gathered in the U.S. Holocaust Museum to honor Danforth, a Republican...
Denny's Settles Bias Complaints Chain to Pay Blacks $46 Million
Denny's restaurant chain, hit with 4,300 complaints of racial bias from coast to coast, will pay a record $46 million to black patrons and begin what the Justice Department called "the largest nationwide program ever to avert future discrimination."Denny's...
Desegregation's Unfinished Business
The anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan. brought a flood of memories, reflections and musings. I was faced with the dichotomy of monumental progress and the specter of how little has really been settled.Having attended racially...
Despite Rumors, West's Alive
St. Charles West High baseball coach Paul Boschert received some strange phone calls over the weekend."I kept getting calls from people telling me what a great year we had, how we ran into a great ballclub and that it was a tough loss," Boschert said.But...
Empty Chairs at Graduation Reminder of School's Grief `Heartbreaking' - since 1989, 14 Teens from South High Have Died
Friday's graduation ceremony for Fort Zumwalt South High School will be packed, no doubt, with standing room only. But three chairs will be purposely left empty, as a remembrance of the three seniors who died this year.Matt Periano, 18, was killed in...
Ex-Blue Brown Teeing It Up, Aiming for Cup
An avid golfer, Jeff Brown usually spends his spring days on the golf course, winding down from a long National Hockey League season.But not this spring. A trading-deadline deal that sent Brown to the Vancouver Canucks disrupted his routine.While his...
Extra Raise for Police Defeated Majority on Aldermanic Panel Say They'd Rather Have More Officers
St. Louis police officers lost another round Tuesday in their fight to get bigger raises.In a close vote, the aldermanic Ways and Means Committee decided not to recommend spending about $1.8 million that would give police a 3 percent raise, instead of...
Family Briefs
Returning to the nest: Taking in your aging mother or father may be a disappearing tradition. Fortysomething "children" are increasingly moving back in with parents rather than the other way around, University of Southern California sociologist-gerontologist...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf (PG) - Sequel to 1992's "White Fang," adapted from Jack London's classic adventure tale. This one is more talk than action, but it's safe viewing for all ages. Violence is limited to...
Five Rescued in Blaze at Apartment 3 Victims Critically Burned: `Everyone Was Screaming'
When the crew of Engine Co. 8 pulled up Tuesday at the two-story apartment in the 2700 block of Glasgow Avenue, they knew they had a bad fire.Flames were shooting from the barred windows. Neighbors were screaming that women and children were trapped...
Football Warriors Are Being Pursued by College Coaches
The high school football season ended in November, but the St. Charles West Warriors continue to reap the benefits of their successful campaign.West finished 8-3 last fall, winning the district title for the second consecutive season. The Warriors lost...
Freedom, Not Pressure, Hurt Capriati
Stefano Capriati is a stocky, tough-looking Spaniard, a softy of a dad who tried to strike a balance between pushing his daughter - "my baby," he called her - toward stardom, success and riches, and keeping her relaxed and "normal."Managing Jennifer's...
Gop Gains U.S. House Seat in Kentucky Special Election
A conservative Republican won a special election Tuesday for the seat of the late Rep. William Natcher in a Kentucky district that had sent Democrats to Congress for the past 129 years.It was the second such victory for the GOP this year, and Republicans...
Grandparenting That Bridges the Distance
THREE grandmothers gladly leave the popular dance floor of Paterson Street Senior Center in Jersey City, N.J., to talk grandchildren.Mary Caporino, 76, Lee Kloby, 69, and Helen Douglas, who says she's in her 70s, speak glowingly of vacations and holidays...
Griffey's Homer Pace Draws Comparisons to Maris in '61
Home runs are flying off the bat of Ken Griffey Jr. at such a prodigious rate they're rekindling images of a glorious summer 33 years ago when Roger Maris struck fear into every pitcher.It was 1961 when Maris set the major-league record by clubbing 61...
`Gun Nuts' Have Reason to Fear Growing Restrictions on Firearms
We all know that diets don't work - that most of the people who lose weight eventually gain it back. But this knowledge doesn't stop hucksters from making money off diet books, year in and year out. A similar impulse explains our fondness for restrictions...
Having a Grandparent Is Some Awesome Deal
HAVING A GRANDPARENT is a great deal.Early childhood education expert Linda McBride says a child sees a grandparent as "a person who loves me just as I am. I don't have to perform, I don't have to behave in any certain way and they think I am just great...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: Your microwave potato instructions were fine, but I go one step further. After I take the potatoes out, I wrap them in aluminum foil until dinner is served. (I've even wrapped them in a towel and it works too.)The potatoes continue to soften...
Honor Roll
These pupils at Central Elementary School have made the honor roll for the third quarter. The school, at 4525 Missouri Highway 94 South in St. Charles County, is in the Francis Howell School District.To qualify, a pupil must have a grade-point average...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at Hardin Middle School are on the honor roll for the third quarter. The school, at 1950 West Elm Street, is in the St. Charles School District.To qualify, a pupil must maintain a B average with no more than one C and no D or F grades.Pupils...
House Lifts C-17 Program with OK on 6 New Planes
Dodging flak from opponents, McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s troubled C-17 airlifter program prevailed by an overwhelming margin Tuesday in a key House test.The House voted 330-100 to restore President Bill Clinton's $2.5 billion request to build six of the...
House Oks Money for Scott Project Measure Contains $30 Million for Relocation of Cardinal Creek Complex
The House approved on Tuesday $30 million to complete relocation of the Cardinal Creek Village housing complex, making way for the addition of a commercial airport at Scott Air Force Base.A Senate vote on the funding is expected later this spring.The...
Howell Teachers Reconsider Pact Rejected Once
Teachers in the Francis Howell School District will be staying after school today to discuss a 6.75 percent pay-increase offer the district's teachers' association rejected last week.Contract talks are still under way in the Wentzville School District.Under...
Hundreds of Pilgrims Killed in Mecca Panic
Some pilgrims died when they were knocked off a crowded overpass. Others were trampled to death. In the panic, some survived by tying their clothes into ropes and escaping to the ground below.Hundreds of Muslims going to take part in a symbolic stoning...
Incarnate Word Kickers Keep Feet in Door of State Tourney
When one thinks of high school soccer dynasties in Missouri, programs such as Vianney, Aquinas-Mercy and CBC spring to mind.But what about Incarnate Word Academy? That's right, Incarnate Word. The Red Knights have a history of success that is unrivaled...
Inside Out: Lingerie Leaves Closet, Takes to the Street
IS THAT A slip or a dress?Is that a T-shirt or an undershirt? Is that a bathrobe or an evening coat?The answer is that if you can't tell, it doesn't matter.Many of the same styles show up in high-fashion and innerwear collections, and savvy women have...
Insurance Unit Loses Ruling on Workers' Comp Law Called Unconstitutional; Appeal Planned
A judge has declared unconstitutional the Missouri Insurance Department's plan to require workers' compensation insurers to cover any employer the state deems safe.The department says it will appeal the ruling.James F. McHenry, Circuit Court Judge in...
Insurers, Neighborhoods Take on Red-Lining
A state Insurance Department study on red-lining by home insurers in Missouri has given the industry an added incentive to clean up its act. If insurers in Missouri and elsewhere ignore the problem, Congress is certain to impose its own remedy in the...
Japan, U.S. Mark Gains in Trade Talks
The United States and Japan overcame a three-month stalemate and agreed Tuesday to revive efforts to pry open Japanese markets. Both sides made concessions to get the negotiations going again.President Bill Clinton and new Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu...
Kissing Couple in Photograph Still Unidentified
Dear Abby: At the end of World War II, someone took a picture that appeared on newsreels. It showed a sailor, wearing his sailor's suit, kissing a nurse, wearing a white uniform, on the dock of a ship.As I recall, the sailor had just gotten off the ship;...
Knicks' Defense Knocks Indiana off Pace 100-89
The New York Knicks had to fight off fatigue, worries about a letdown and, finally, the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.Patrick Ewing had 28 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks, and Hubert Davis hit three big baskets in the fourth quarter in the Knicks'...
Lawmaker May Accept Felony Plea
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski would plead guilty to a felony under an agreement being discussed with prosecutors, congressional and legal sources said Tuesday. That would cost him the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee and probably lead to his...
Lawyer Sees Grounds to Restrict Gambling
A KANSAS CITY lawyer who tried to prevent the April 5 referendum on riverboat gambling said Tuesday that the opening of gambling could be restricted this weekend by a court challenge alleging that the Legislature "is trying to usurp the power of the...
Long Weekend Loaded with Special Events
That harbinger of summer vacation, the coming long Memorial Day weekend, promises everything from parades to family barbecues and picnics to ceremonies solemnizing the country's war dead.A sampler of public events:Sunday:American Legion's Memorial Day...
Man Accused in Incest Case Seeks Drug Treatment
A man from East St. Louis who is accused of impregnating three of his daughters in their early teens - one of them twice - asked a judge Tuesday for psychiatric treatment "for this drug addiction that I have."He is charged with one count of aggravated...
Mandela Outlines His Program to Fill Needs of the Neglected
President Nelson Mandela promised on Tuesday to deliver free health care and food for some within 100 days as part of a broad program to uplift South Africa's oppressed black majority.In his first major speech to Parliament, Mandela set forth a moderate...
Mcdonnell Tops in Defense Layoffs
In 1993 McDonnell Douglas Corp. led the defense industry in at least two categories. It was the Pentagon's leading supplier, and it fired the most defense workers.According to a study by the independent National Commission for Economic Conversion and...
Minorities Protest Edgar's Proposal to Lay off 352
Gov. Jim Edgar's plan to lay off 352 workers at state unemployment offices could be bad news for minority employees, who rallied against the layoffs Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol.The protesters said the state must hire 5,000 blacks, Hispanics and...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Roger Who? With 21 home runs, KEN "Junior" GRIFFEY of the Seattle Mariners is on pace to hit 79 for the season. The record, of course, is 61 by ROGER MARIS in 1961.If Junior keeps cranking them out at this rate, he would tie Maris on Aug. 22 at the Kingdome...
Mr. Clinton Stumbles Badly on Haiti
The Haitian military is having a fine old time taunting the United States and the United Nations with its defiance of tightened international sanctions. Reporters seemed free to observe the traffic in contraband, especially oil, at the Haitian-Dominican...
Never-Ending Closet Cleaning
MY SISTER says I clean my closets more than anyone she knows.But she's mistaken. I've only cleaned my closets once. I started in the mid-'80s, around the time my older daughter began to wear clothes bigger than doll dresses. And believe me, I'm going...
No Prints of Victim or Suspect Facts Can't Discredit Dye's Intruder Story
William B. Dye's story that someone else had been at his apartment the morning his wife was killed appeared to gain credence Tuesday through testimony of one of the prosecution's witnesses.Dereese Herndon, a fingerprint expert from the Missouri Highway...
Now It's the Dodgers Who Are Laughing
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost 99 games two years ago and were the laughingstock of baseball.Last year, they were a .500 team.Now, with one of baseball's most productive offenses and better than average pitching, they sit atop the weak - at least so far...
Obituaries
Alice Marie Hall</P><P>Alice Marie Hall, 24, of Wentzville, died Monday (May 23, 1994) from injuries she suffered in an automobile accident in Wentzville.</P><P>Miss Hall was a student at the Concord School of Nursing in Kansas...
Pagers Are Everywhere; Here's a Short Primer
Because computers these days are as much communications devices as anything else, and because your PC can work with your pager, here's a primer on pagers.Lately, pagers seem ubiquitous. Doctors and managers have them, and so do plumbers, waitresses and...
Pancreas Plays Role in Many Illnesses
Dear Dr. Donohue: I read your column daily, and I can't help but notice how many times you mention the pancreas. Will you please advise as to its precise location and what part it plays in the body? Will eating certain foods keep the pancreas in good...
People
GENNIFER FLOWERS seems to be a perennial. She's back, selling what she touts as "the complete and unedited" tapes of her phone chats with BILL CLINTON when he was governor of Arkansas.She recorded four phone conversations from December 1990 to December...
Phillies Put End to Cards Flight 11-3 Romp Halts Five-Game Streak
The giddiness of a five-game winning streak and a 6-3 trip subsided abruptly Monday night for the Cardinals. The Philadelphia Phillies handed the stumbling Redbirds an 11-3 defeat at Busch Stadium.With a full moon hovering over a crowd of 28,134, the...
Phils" Dykstra a Leader among Leadoff Men
Lenny Dykstra grew up one dude in a family of six children. He had a natural passion for sports of all sorts."That was all our lives revolved around," Dykstra said. "My two brothers and I just went continuously from one sport to another, always competing."But...
"Place" Is Place to Be
You're so cool, you call it "Place."Not "Melrose Place" for you. You call it simply "Place," or more precisely " 'Place," doing a little attitude thing with your head for the apostrophe.Like: Ya gonna catch " 'Place" this Wednesday night?Like you have...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Jerome Eilan, 39, was charged Tuesday with first-degree...
Pow Camp in New Hampshire Was Meeting Ground
Fifty years ago in the northern White Mountains, the village of Stark became the unlikely site for a remarkable community, a World War II prisoner-of-war camp.Camp Stark existed between April 1944 and July 1946, nearly doubling the community's population...
Religion and Faith Surface on Small Screen
TELEVISION has suddenly gotten religion."Picket Fences" grapples with issues of faith. "L.A. Law" introduced an evangelical attorney into its secular ranks. On "Northern Exposure," a rabbi counsels a Jewish man vexed by an interreligious romance."Christy,"...
Republicans Fear Health-Care Battle
Recently, Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole, R-Kan., paused in the middle of a speech to issue a special thanks to the president and first lady for keeping the issue of health-care reform at the "front and center" of the nation's attention.That is exactly...
`Rightsizing' Restructures Life, Relieves Hassle
SPRING'S HERE, and it's time to clean. I suggest more than washing walls and windows: "Rightsize" your lifestyle.I've stolen the term from business. When businesses use "rightsizing," they mean firing staff and reducing activity to increase profit and...
Rostenkowski Might Accept Prison Time Accord Could Force Rostenkowski to Quit
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski's lawyers have told federal prosecutors that he will step down as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and serve a relatively short prison term if the government agrees not to seek a multiple-count felony indictment against...
Senate Extends Funds for Panel on King Holiday
Despite questions about continued use of federal dollars, the Senate approved legislation Tuesday to keep the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission in business for five more years with $2 million from the federal treasury.Supporters said...
Ships Reach Haitian Port despite Ban
Despite a reinforced U.N. embargo that went into effect Sunday, a flotilla of ships carrying contraband has sailed into Jacmel with merchandise that included gasoline, cars and color television sets.Meanwhile, in Washington, officials said Tuesday that...
Ships Reach Haitian Port despite U.N. Ban
Despite a reinforced U.N. embargo that took effect Sunday, a flotilla of ships carrying contraband has sailed into Jacmel with merchandise that included gasoline, cars and color television sets.Meanwhile, in Washington, officials said Tuesday that U.S....
Skirting the Constitution
Armed with search-consent forms that might not withstand serious legal scrutiny, St. Louis police officers have been visiting numerous homes lately and asking permission to conduct warrantless searches of the premises for illegal guns. Welcome to the...
Son, 49, Acquiesces to His Mother's Whims
Dear Ann Landers: I'm 43 and dating my ex-husband, who is 49 and lives at home. We have been divorced from each other twice. Both marriages lasted three years. We plan to remarry in a few months. Our divorces had nothing to do with our current problem...
State Meet Whets Appetites for Success
The St. Charles area produced no top-six finishers at the girls state swimming and diving championships in Columbia last weekend.But the swimmers involved from St. Charles and Fort Zumwalt South high schools still view the event as a success."Just getting...
St. Louisan Wins Duck Stamp Contest
High school junior Shana Packman isn't the kind of student who plays it safe, taking the easy way to sure success. According to her art teacher, that's part of the reason her entry was judged "Best of Show" in the first Missouri Junior Duck Stamp Contest...
St. Louis to Take a Bow as Navy Commissions Ship
For the first time, the Navy will commission a warship in St. Louis.The ship is the Squall, an ocean-going patrol vessel. The Navy will commission the Squall - in effect, will take title to it - on the Mississippi River beneath the Gateway Arch on July...
Streakers: Some Clubs Warming Up to Idea of Setting a Hot Pace
During the course of a 162-game season, great teams slump and bad teams streak. Twists and turns of fortune occasionally become year-defining trends."People make so much about this division or that division," Yankees manager Buck Showalter said. "But...
Testosterone Injections Cheat Time in Study
Regular injections of the male hormone testosterone show promise of being a mini-fountain of youth for older men, reversing some effects of aging, according to a study at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.The shots increased muscle strength...
The Search for Common Ground
They call it common ground, the small but expanding terrain on which those for and against abortion rights can meet and share ideas. As B.J. Isaacson-Jones, the executive director of Reproductive Health Services, says, common ground is not an attempt...
This Week in ... 1944
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944 and Fridays on 1964.In The Standings: The Cardinals and Browns had the week's first two days off,...
Time May Have Muted Writer's Influence Solzhenitsyn Returns to a Russia in Turmoil
IN A SOVIET COMEDY of the 1970s, a scientist uses a time machine to transport Ivan the Terrible to modern-day Moscow. Dressed in his robes, the medieval ruler roams the capital, dumbfounded.Alexander Isaevich Solzhenitsyn, 75, one of the world's most...
Traditional American School Day Flunks Out
Almost 11 years have passed since the "Nation at Risk" report detailed the "mediocrity" of American public schools. Recently, another study was released by a commission of educators, business people and politicians that shows how far behind we are, as...
Trojans Prepare to Do Battle with Unknown in 3a Sectional
The Trojans of Buchanan High in Troy don't know much about their Class 3A sectional baseball opponent, the Kirksville High Tigers.But that's all right because Kirksville doesn't know much about Troy, either."We're basically in the same boat because we're...
Tuck Throws Fear to Wind for a Winner
The ride to the Class 2A state meet in Jefferson City was a nervous one for Orchard Farm junior Jennifer Tuck.Tuck was the defending state champion in the discus and was the heavy favorite to repeat the performance."I felt a lot of pressure this year,"...
U. City Is New Home for Mary Engelbreit
WEDNESDAY'S BRIGHTS: Mary Engelbreit is moving her operations to University City from Webster Groves. She's bought the old Greek Orthodox Church Building at 6900 Delmar Boulevard where Kupper-Parker leases offices. Her buildings at 128-130 Lockwood...
Upset Day at French Open: Edberg, Sabatini Out
Big names keep crashing.One day after Martina Navratilova's shocking exit, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl, Petr Korda, Gabriela Sabatini and Jana Novotna were ousted Tuesday in the first round of the French Open.Nine of the 32 men's and women's seeds already...
U.S. Rejects Russian `Sphere of Influence'
PRESIDENT BILL Clinton's top diplomat on the former Soviet Union told Congress on Tuesday that the United States explicitly rejects any claim by Russia to a "sphere of influence" over its neighboring republics."As a matter of basic principle we reject...