St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 12, 1997

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150 and Counting
* The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod kicks off its sesquicentennial celebration this month at Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard.Arthur Walther of South County treasures many relics of his great grandfather - a pen rack, a tobacco humidor in the shape...
2 Killed in Store Robbery
* Cousins charged with murder, armed robbery, battery, kidnappingTwo men were dead and two cousins were in custody Friday after an armed robbery at a convenience store led to a nighttime manhunt and a high-speed chase that ended when one of the suspects...
3 Million Qualified Children Don't Have Medicaid
Complex rules, misinformation and the stigma of welfare often keep eligible children out of the program. President Bill Clinton and some members of Congress are attempting to change this.* * * * *Nearly 3 million uninsured children could have...
4 Students Charged in Theft Ring
Police say one Kirkwood senior stole a credit card from his mother, and others used it to buy electronic equipment. They later sold the equipment at school.* * * * *Four seniors at Kirkwood High School were charged Friday in a theft ring involving about...
A Chocolate-Cherry Treat
Q:"Chocolate-covered cherries are my daughter-in-law's favorite treat. I'd like to make them for her."Marilyn Michalski, St. Louis -A:Macki Miller, St. Louis; Merle Nulsen, Ferguson; Virginia Horrell, High Ridge; Patti Dewing, Rolla, Mo.; and Judy Kupsky,...
Astronaut Confident despite Mir Snags
NANA's director of shuttle-Mir operations said he will stop sending astronauts to Mir if it becomes too dangerous. I* * * * *NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger said Friday he feels safe aboard the Russian space station Mir despite leaky plumbing that...
Author Writes of Animals as Teachers and Healers
SUSAN CHERNAK MCELROY believes life has given her two great, intertwined gifts: cancer and a love of animals.Cancer, because had she not developed it at age 37 - with a prognosis of two years to live if she was lucky - she might not have ever fully emb...
Backyard Magic
AFTER SEVERAL SEASONS of hard labor, Kay Pelikan and her husband, Bob, have worked a little backyard magic. They've turned an empty, odd-shaped lot that was enclosed with old stockade fencing into an elegant garden, complete with a huge deck for entertaining,...
Backyard Patio Is Perfect for Party or Peaceful Place
AFTER YEARS AS the place to store barbecue and bike, the patio is returning as boffo backyard party place, a sea of cement that can be transformed to offer a tranquil retreat from office politics.Faith Popcorn, America's trend guru, calls the back yard...
Bail out at Bayless
If Kathleen McGahan wants to know what havoc her stubborn refusal to resign from the Bayless School Board will cause, she should ask people at the Special School District or Maplewood-Richmond Heights or Rockwood or any district that has seen sustained...
Battle over Veto Is Still on Clinton Defends Line-Item Power
President Bill Clinton said Friday that his administration would ask the Supreme Court to restore the line-item veto law struck down by a federal judge. Clinton said the veto, yet to be used, was needed to help "preserve the integrity" of the federal...
Beanie Baby Bonanza Customers Mob Store in Belleville
Customers lined up around the corner after word spread that the Ben Franklin store had a new shipment of the pint-sized, plastic-pellet-filled toys.* * * * *When John Conkright arrived at his Ben Franklin store in downtown Belleville at 7 a.m. Friday,...
Bluiett's Bari Sax Has Plenty of Appeal
HAMIET BLUIETTHot Locust Cantina, Thursday, April 10THE Jazz and Visual Arts Series made an impressive debut with baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett. The Cantina's Side Door lounge was comfortably crowded as Bluiett and a local rhythm section worked...
Boeing Pursues Aircraft Maintenance, Other New Ventures
We build the planes. You keep them flying.That's the way aircraft manufacturers traditionally have operated.Now executives of Boeing Co. - which is in the process of buying McDonnell Douglas Corp. - say a newly formed subsidiary, Boeing Enterpri ses,...
Bond Vows to Fight Tribe's Plan for Casino
The Indians have petitioned the government to take land near Seneca, Mo., for the casino.Sen. Christopher Bond wants Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to reject a request from an Oklahoma Indian tribe that could lead it to build a casino on land in southwest...
Briefs
CHEMICAL WEAPONS PACTRefusal To Sign Would Shame United States, Clinton SaysThe United States will, in effect, become one of the world's rogue nations if it refuses to ratify the chemical weapons treaty, President Bill Clinton warned Friday. The treaty...
Burda Camisole Pattern Affordable and Stylish
Q: Many times you have suggested adding a camisole to a basic suit for that "after 5" look. I have searched the catalogs and haven't found one. Help!A: You will love Burda's new camisole pattern, 3272. I like the wider straps that hide your bra straps....
Calendar of Events
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDENThe Shaw Arboretum Wildflower Walk with Dick and Susan Russell will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 15, April 22 and April 29. For information, call (314) 451-0850.YMCA OF GREATER ST. LOUIS The YMCA of Greater St. Louis...
Capturing Indian Cuisine
FORGET THE CURRY powder. Indian food is too wide-ranging and too tasty to come out of one tiny can.For years, I thought I didn't like Indian food. It turned out I'd been traumatized by curry powder, specifically the fenugreek it contains, an herb I simply...
Carefree Summer Furniture
RELAX. WHILE SPRING brings a million things to do outside, worrying about your outdoor furniture no longer has to be one of them.Thanks to dacron, aluminum, faux wicker and other up-to-the-minute materials, you don't have to run out and grab your chair...
Celtics Win, Hurt Cavs' Playoff Bid
The Boston Celtics, who hadn't won in 24 days, celebrated as if they had just made the playoffs. They may have helped knock Cleveland out of them.David Wesley hit a layup and three free throws in the last 34 seconds for a 103-101 overtime victory Friday...
Central Teams Have Best Talent in Years
The central district was packed with some of the best talent the area has produced in years, including six players who already have signed with Division I colleges.The overload left some deserving players, such as Francis Howell's Brian O'Mara, on the...
Community College Looks for Land
St. Louis Community College is advertising for brokers to help it find and buy property. A fourth campus and an educational center may be in the works.* * * * *St. Louis Community College is thinking again about a fourth campus, an idea it gave up...
Cool St. Louie Blues
The blues have hit St. Louis.Waves of turquoise, sky blue, navy, periwinkle and royal soon will be floating on the calm, cool waters of area pools.And in their wakes will be a wide range of shapes that show up clearly in summer's blue-toned swimsuit...
Crunch Time
The Internal Revenue Service and the Post Office brace for a last-minute crush of tax filers and try to make the experience as painless as possible.If you need to call the IRS in the next couple days, be nice - the local office is taking up to 50,000...
Cultural Beliefs May Hold Key to Understanding Patient Pain
A Washington University pediatrics professor told health professionals here about a study that showed ethnic groups are the best indicator for perceived pain intensity. She says more patient-doctor communication can fix the gap.* * * * *To better manage...
Dodgers Leave Big Crowd in Pittsburgh Disappointed
Raul Mondesi ruined Pittsburgh's first sellout since 1994 with a home run and rally-killing throw to the plate, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Pirates 7-1 Friday night.The Dodgers, hitting only .212 entering the game, got more than enough offense...
Dow's Plunge Erases All of 1997's Gain
Stocks plummeted with bonds Friday, leaving the Dow Jones industrial average 15 points away from its first 10 percent drop since 1990.The Dow tumbled 148.36 to 6391.69, off 9.8 percent from its all-time high on March 11. Signs of faster inflation fueled...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPS* Blues Update: Hullie under fire; Soup simmering; Prongs in playoff push; backs against the wall; points are precious; take the man; trim the sails; crash the net; tote the barge; check the tires; tie me kangaroos down; skate boys, skate.*...
Fighting the Battle within after Injury, Lafontaine Battles to Come Back
The curtain of darkness descended in Pat LaFontaine's brain without warning, and it would not budge.He would be doing something as simple as making waffles for his daughters' breakfast when fatigue engulfed him, leaving him spent. Normally cheerful and...
Firefighters Save Shroud of Turin from Fire
The linen, stored in a cathedral, is revered by some Christians as the burial cloth of Jesus.* * * * *Firefighters rescued the Shroud of Turin from a burning cathedral early today, salvaging the linen revered by some Christians as the burial cloth...
From White to Bright
WHAT A DIFFERENCE a splash of color makes!When this kitchen turned from all white to brilliant blue and red, the whole family warmed up to the room.White is still a favorite kitchen color in St. Louis, but you can have too much of a good thing: white...
Gant's Lumber Shakes off Slumber as Cardinals Win
* The outfielder's first homer of the season helps defeat Houston.Ron Gant missed the first Shane Reynolds pitch he saw in the eighth inning Friday night. Missed it horribly. Looked awful in the process.He's looked awful a lot this early season, with...
Garden Furniture Takes Living Rooms Outdoors
EVERY SPRING, before the weather even begins to warm up, I am already thinking about how I will furnish my house's porch and garden. All summer long these places are my outdoor living rooms, where I entertain, dine, read and relax. I want them to be...
Glory Days Won't Pass Him by beyond 3,000 Hits and at Age 40, Molitor Keeps Alive Passion for Game
THEY WERE JUST a couple of middle-aged guys swapping stories about getting older, raising kids and still performing in front of packed houses.Paul Molitor and rock star Bruce Springsteen.That was last October, backstage at the Northrop Auditorium, just...
Green-Enhanced Pools
SWIMMING POOLS aren't always the best elements of style."Often times, pools are unnatural," says Ken Miller of Miller Horticultural Consultants. "These bodies of water are, I'm not saying ugly, but as an architectural enchancement, they are not always...
Growth Attracts Attention
They're playing hockey."We're pretty excited about women's hockey," said Ed Canale, general manager of Nike hockey, a newly formed division of the sporting goods company. "We see great potential in the market."Canale's excitement is shared by officials...
Guru's Game Plans Have De la Hoya Full of Confidence
Oscar De La Hoya has listened to the professor, done his homework and learned some new theories. Now comes the test.De La Hoya, whose power and hand speed make him one of the most physically gifted boxers in the sport, has been striving to become one...
'Hawks Romp, Make Playoffs
Chicago gained a playoff spot for the 28th consecutive season, the longest active postseason streak in pro sports, by beating visiting Calgary 7-3 Friday night on Alex Zhamnov's hat trick.Assured of the eighth Western Conference seed, the Blackhawks...
Health Briefs
CANCER RESEARCHDisease Found To Destabilize Chromosomes In Cell NucleiResearchers at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore have found that cancer not only causes cells to divide out of control, but it also destabilizes the chromosomes...
Hints for Helping Kitty Swallow Her Medicine
Q: My cat has been put on antibiotics, but getting her to swallow her pills presents a real challenge. I've tried hiding the pills in meat, but she always discovers them.A: Pills and capsules, if not too big, are easy to give to cats who don't go crazy...
Hoping to Strike It Rich with Everyone Healthy, Ambush Looks for Mother Lode against Drillers
Edmonton Drillers coach Ross Ongaro might have had the toughest job in the National Professional Soccer League this year. The expansion team coach entered the season with only three players who had experience in the league and managed to win seven of...
Illinois Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BELLEVILLEJane (Flynn) Chappell, 93, died Thursday, no funeral, Renner.Marvin C. Woolems, 75, carpenter, died Thursday, graveside service 11 a.m. today at Lenzburg City Cemetery, Renner.EAST ST. LOUISRichard H. Hadley,...
Illinois House Votes to Ban `Partial-Birth' Abortions
The measure is likely to become law this year. It would outlaw the late-term abortion procedure, except in cases where the woman's life is in danger.* * * * *A bill that would outlaw so-called "partial-birth" abortions passed the Illinois House Friday,...
Impact the Key Word for All-South Players
Selection of the South All-District team meant reaching out to rural areas and small schools for talent that went overlooked during much of the season on teams that received little recognition.However, the three selections from De Soto, Washington and...
Indians Pull a Fast One, Pitch Mesa
* Hurler plays two days after being acquitted of all charges in his rape trial.Jose Mesa made an unexpected return to the mound Friday, protecting a 12-run lead with a scoreless ninth inning only two days after being acquitted of all charges in his rape...
Judges Hear Arguments over Will, Farm
Mabel Bick's 10-acre St. Albans property is the subject of a legal dispute between a developer and Bick's relatives.* * * * *Should the relatives of the late Mabel Bick benefit from her estate, even though they were never mentioned in a detailed...
Jurors to Be Shielded at Mcveigh Trial
The men and women selected to decide Timothy McVeigh's guilt or innocence will sit behind a permanent partition intended to shield them from all reporters in the federal courtroom and most spectators.The 6-inch-thick wall, covered in beige fabric and...
Killer Gets Life Again after Getting a New Trial, John Zindel Was Convicted a Second Time
With his mother's killer standing only a few feet away, Joel Jablonski told a judge Friday how much the family misses Claris Jablonski, who was gunned down just moments after she walked out of her house to go to church.Claris Jablonski, 60, had been...
Largest Order Ever for Happy Meal Promotion Beanie Babies Cry for Big Mac
McDonald's is spicing up sales of its children's Happy Meals with Teenie Beanie Babies - a miniature version of one of the hottest toys on the market.The company, which measures its burger sales in the "billions and billions," is mum on the number of...
Late Filers Better Send Something You Risk a Severe Penalty If You Owe Taxes and Don't Send an Estimated Payment
With Tuesday's deadline looming, some people will come up with any number of excuses for not filing a federal tax return on time.They may be missing a W-2 from an employer. they may lack the form necessary for reporting capital gains. They may feel that...
Late-Season Tune-Up Momesso Makes Most of Chance
* The veteran left winger gets little playing time at the Blues' strongest position.There are a lot of miles on Sergio Momesso's 31-year-old odometer, but on Thursday night he showed there's still some gas left in his tank.Coach Joel Quenneville allowed...
Lindbergh Got Roaring Welcome in St. Louis
Do you know how many planes were with Lindbergh when he returned to St. Louis? I remember the loud roar as they were all small planes flying in a V formation.Arlene Seifer, Hermann - From the pages of the Post-Dispatch dated June 17, 1927: "Twenty-one...
Local Briefs
POST-DISPATCHColumnist Wins Community AwardPost-Dispatch columnist Gregory Freeman will get the 1997 Norman A. Stack Award for community relations. The award is given each year by the Jewish Community Relations Council to a member of the St. Louis community...
Mcdonnell Makes a Match for Two European Firms
Deal could pave way for military jet sale to Hungary.A partnership between a Finnish company that makes log cabins and a Hungarian software firm sounds quirky at best.Factor in that the partnership was brokered by a St. Louis-based aerospace company...
Miami Win Earns Home Advantage
* Timberwolves clinch a playoff berth for first time in franchise history.The Miami Heat won their first division title, and the Minnesota Timberwolves clinched their first playoff berth.Miami's 93-83 victory over Detroit, combined with Chicago's 105-103...
Micheletti Bandwagon Picks Up Steam
I join others in nominating Joe Micheletti as a candidate for Blues general manager when, as expected, team President Mark Sauer begins to remodel the organization. Why Joe? Young. Bright. Forward-thinking. Respected. Good communicator. Excellent contacts...
Morning Briefing
Keeping Name Of Boatmen'sThe Boatmen's name will linger long after NationsBank changes the signs in June.NationsBank said it has incorporated Boatmen's Capital Management Inc. The unit will continue Boatmen's Trust's fixed-income management services...
Most People Think the IRS Is Prompt and Accurate
Americans may be muttering bad things about the IRS as they face Tuesday's tax deadline, but seven in 10 give the agency a positive rating on its ability to handle returns and inquiries.In an Associated Press poll, 21 percent are very confident that...
Nation/world Briefs
THE NATIONCHEMICAL WEAPONS PACTRefusal To Sign Would Shame United States, Clinton Says The United States will, in effect, become one of the world's rogue nations if it refuses to ratify the chemical weapons treaty, President Bill Clinton warned Friday....
`One of Her Children' Women of Faith Explored in Drama
A women's interfaith conference here featured monologues by religious figures.The Biblical Sarah became more vivid to St. Louisan Dee Fabian this week."I hadn't thought about her struggle to let go of her child before," Fabian said. "Mothers struggle...
Panel Oks More Riverboat Casinos
A House panel has passed a bill that would raise the number of floating casinos to 24, but East St. Louis would not get a second license.* * * * *A bill that would more than double the number of riverboat casinos in Illinois - but doesn't include a second...
Party Donors Paid Hubbell Padres Owner, 4 Others Gave Him $90,000
The owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team and four other Democratic contributors paid Webster Hubbell a total of about $90,000 after he left the Justice Department, according to lawyers and other people familiar with the Whitewater investigation.At...
Pedaling to County Parks May Soon Get Easier
Parks and trails in St. Louis County may soon get a little better connected.Coming would be a 2.5-mile bike trail north of the Meramec River in west St. Louis County, running from Sherman Beach to the city of Glencoe; a 2.4-mile trail from Tesshire Drive...
People
Now that ELLEN DeGENERES has opened the closet door, a whole bunch of flap is falling out. On April 30, her sitcom character on "Ellen" will disclose that she (Like the real-life DeGeneres) is a lesbian. The fallout:In Atlanta, Texas, where DeGeneres...
People & Events
TODAY"Spirit Week": Celebration of the 40th anniversary of Holy Infant parish school will begin with a Mass at 5:15 p.m. at the church, 627 Dennison Drive, Ballwin. For alumni and faculty members from the classes of 1957 through 1987; reunion dinner...
Physicians Need to Have Role in Death of Patients, Right-to-Die
The president of the Hemlock Society USA, who spoke here Friday, says people should be able to control what happens to them at the end of their lives. But she does not recommend physician-aided deaths for people who are depressed or coerced.* * *...
Pit Stops
* VAN CLIBURN, a native of Texas, was supposed to play the National Anthem on a grand piano before Sunday's Interstate Batteries 500, the inaugural Winston Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. But he didn't make it to the track on time. Apparently, the...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSCameron, Mo.: A man who surprised California authorities by confessing to a 1980 homicide in Missouri is back in the state to face trial....
Proposed Emissions Tests Would Be Costly, Ineffective
The Environmental Protection Agency is waging a war for clean air as never before. But its 1990 Clean Air Act standards are being met with fierce opposition by many Missouri legislators. In late March, the House Budget Committee, led by Rep. Laurie Donovan...
Rain Snow Stay Away, but Cold Barges In
Meanwhile, north of St. Louis, rainfall may bring potential flooding along the Missouri River.The snow and heavy rainstorms stayed well north of the St. Louis area Friday, but cold is coming back.Peoria, Ill., had 6 inches of snow Friday morning, while...
Recalling Heyday of Bean Pots
Q: I'm an amateur potter who recently came across a discussion about "bean pots" on the Internet. How were bean pots used, and how were they made?A: People younger than 50 or so probably are unfamiliar with home-cooked baked beans, which were made in...
Reds Follow Sanders' Lead on Sleeves
Deion Sanders hopes everyone is satisfied - and Jackie Robinson is honored - by the Cincinnati Reds' new road look.Rather than force Sanders to drop his personal tribute to Robinson, the Reds decided to change their road uniforms to conform with Sanders'...
Road to Derby Takes Three (Wet?) Paths
Twenty-eight of the better 3-year-old colts in America might get a stern test on the mud today. Rain is possible for the three major prep races that will vault many of them into the Kentucky Derby three weeks later.All three prep races are at a mile...
Salmonella Getting Tougher to Treat, Making More Sick
In England, a common strain has already developed resistance to all asven antibiotics that can be used against it..A common strain of salmonella is becoming more resistant to drugs and is making more people sick, sometimes killing them, disease experts...
Say `Hey' to Jackie Ex-Giant Mays Pays Homage to Robinson
Willie Mays sat in the New York Mets clubhouse Sunday before their 4-2 victory here over the Giants and pronounced himself "blessed." Then he traced his blessing back to one human being named Jack Roosevelt Robinson."Without Jackie, I wouldn't have gotten...
Shaq's Back; Lakers End Suns' Streak
Shaquille O'Neal returned from a 28-game layoff in a big way Friday night. He had 24 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Los Angeles Lakers to a 114-98 victory in Inglewood, Calif., that snapped the Phoenix Suns' winning streak at 11 games.O'Neal, his...
She Shoots ... She Scores!!! Women's Hockey Comes of Age
Her family had season tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks. Her brother, Tony, would eventually play in the National Hockey League. The boys in the neighborhood accepted her, and Cammi Granato assumed that the NHL would accept her, too. Then, one day in...
Shoes, like Blessings, Best When Bountiful
TIME FOR a personal question: How many pairs of shoes do you own?In Linda O'Keeffe's "Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More" (Workman Publishing, $11.95), I read that the average American woman has 30 pairs."You have lots more than...
Slu Soccer Team Picks Up 3 Players
Staff Bob Warming, who took over as St. Louis University's soccer coach in January, has added three transfers from the University of Connecticut to his team after they were released from their commitments to the Huskies on Friday.The transfers, who will...
Sports Shorts
Rusty Wallace Takes Pole In TennesseeRusty Wallace won the pole Friday for the Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, ending a drought of nearly three years without a top starting spot on the Winston Cup circuit."What a neat deal. It feels...
Sports Shorts
Rusty Wallace won the pole Friday for the Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, ending a drought of nearly three years without a top starting spot on the Winston Cup circuit."It feels great to get one again, especially at this place," said...
Stiff Back Sidelines Jordan; Andy Benes Hurls Cannon Balls
Brian Jordan's stiff back bumped him from the Cardinals' starting lineup Friday night.Jordan has battled soreness in his lower back since near the end of spring camp in Florida. He played despite the pain in the first seven regular-season games but underwent...
Styling the Stars
The first thing he hears, whether in Dallas, Chicago - even St. Louis - is always the same: "Can't you do something with David's hair?"Yes, Michael diCesare is master stylist for the "Late Show with David Letterman." But, no, diCesare is quick to point...
Suburban North Players Garner All Five Spots
The Suburban North kept a steady stream of teams rolling through the Post-Dispatch large-schools top 10 last season and had three members play for district championships.So it's no surprise that the conference took all five spots, led by two members...
Sunday Brunch at Adrian's Is Quite `Eggs'traordinary
FOR SEVERAL YEARS, our youngest son, Evan (now in his mid-30s), has dropped by on Sunday mornings for brunch. He's a big lad, and he likes his food.Most of the time, it has been convenient for him. He has a second job as a computer programmer for a small...
Take Wild Route to Mushroom Lasagna
IN THE DEAN & Deluca Cookbook (Random House, $35), author David Rosengarten clears up the mistaken belief that lasagna refers to an oven-baked casserole.Strictly speaking, "it is a type of pasta noodle: long, very broad, rectangular, sometimes made with...
Tank Dresses Wear Well over Swimsuits
Q: What's a fresh look for a swim coverup?A: Long and short tank dresses in lace, crocheted fabrics or woven fabrics such as gauze, all with deep side slits, are a great new way to cover swimsuits, says Tina Hodak, creative merchandising manager of Famous-Barr.s...
Teams on Bubble Get Desperate
* Capitals keep playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 victory over Montreal.For some people, the best motivation is desperation.Take the Washington Capitals. The team is third from the bottom in the Eastern Conference but refuses to give up on the playoffs....
The Pilot of a Missing A-10 Warplane Apparently Was in Control
The pilot of a missing A-10 warplane apparently was in control of his bomb-laden jet as it flew deep into the Colorado Rockies, an Air Force general said Friday.After an intensive, nine-day search for Capt. Craig Button, 32, and his Thunderbolt aircraft,...
The Proper Way to Pick a Pet
CHOOSING A PET involves more than simply pointing and saying, "That one, please."A dog or cat may live as long as 15 or 20 years and will be closely entwined in its owner's life for that length of time. So it makes sense to consider carefully what you...
These Salads Deliver Good Health on a Platter
DARK GREEN vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts and Swiss chard are so nutritious that it's hard to believe how flavorful they are.Even their family name, Cruciferae, sounds daunting, as if they could help prevent diseases. As a matter of fact,...
`This Is a Little Bit Abnormal' Pilot Was in Control of His Jet
The pilot of a missing A-10 warplane apparently was in control of his bomb-laden jet as it flew deep into the Colorado Rockies, an Air Force general said Friday.Despite an intensive, nine-day search for Capt. Craig Button, 32, and his Thunderbolt aircraft,...
`This Is Such an Epic Play' Controversial Work Struggles to Find a Home
Some large theaters in the area balked at staging `Love! Valour! Compassion!' because of the production's content, which includes nudity and several gay characters.* * * * *When The New Theatre announced nearly a year ago that it would be staging Terrence...
This Villain Is No Ordinary Snake in Grass
"ANACONDA"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:29.THERE'S a rumor going around that "Anaconda," the new man-versus-snake thriller set in the lush forest surrounding the Amazon River, is meant to be as corny and melodramatic as it is. Maybe so. There's no doubt...
Two from Belleville E. Lead East Team Picks
Belleville East emerged undefeated from a tough regular-season schedule in the Southwestern Conference, which included three top 10 teams throughout the season.The Lancers did it with a lineup that included nine players returning from the previous year....
U.S. Official Warns of War Risk in Korea
The North's tank and troop movements could be aimed at quashing unrest among civilians, the secretary of defense says.* * * * *Defense Secretary William Cohen said Friday that the United States was puzzled by recent North Korean military maneuvers...
Vashon Prominent Again on City Team
Vashon again dominated the Public High League with the help of Lamont Bonner and James Williams, two impressive inside players who lead the City All-District team.The remainder of the first team is a diverse mix from the Public High League, Archdiocesan...
War of Wills in Texas Drivers Take Postshots at Single-Groove Speedway
After hearing the criticism about the configuration of the new Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Eddie Gossage, general manager, defended his new 1.5-mile track."In every race, you have one winner and 42 losers," he said. "You've got one guy happy and...
Watson Both Pleased and Dumbfounded after Big Turnaround
Fortunes sometimes change here at Bobby Jones' Locker as often as the greens get cut, which is every day.Tom Watson, who left the back nine on Thursday the way John Daly leaves a hotel room, had no explanation for his sizzling 31 on the flip side Friday."I...