St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 31, 1995

12 Plotted NYC `Slaughter' by Bombings, Jury Is Told
A Muslim cleric and 11 disciples plotted to blow up the United Nations, the FBI and bridges and tunnels in a single day of mayhem "the likes of which the world has never seen," a prosecutor told jurors Monday."They planned to slaughter people as they...
24 Students Suspended as Racial Tension Erupts
Twenty-four students at Sparta High School have been suspended in the wake of a lunch-hour cafeteria melee with racial overtones, Superintendent Bob Bulthaus said Monday.Bulthaus said the fracas followed a mid-morning incident in which four black students...
2nd Reel Kirkwood Cinema Owner Seeks Three New Screens
Independent theater owner Harman Moseley is hoping "The Last Picture Show" at Sunset Hills will help him make it "Big" in Kirkwood.Moseley wants to add three more screens to his two-screen Kirkwood Cinema to help offset the closing of his nearby Sunset...
Abduction May Be Robber's Fifth Robber Wants ATM Funds, Leaves Victims in E. St. Louis
A gunman believed responsible for four abductions or robberies of women abducted a 35-year-old woman in the West End Sunday night, St. Louis police say.In all five cases, of which the first happened Nov. 17, the robber wanted money withdrawn from an...
Abduction May Be Robber's Fifth Suspect Is after ATM Funds: `Looks like the Same Guy'
A gunman believed responsible for four abductions or robberies of women abducted a 35-year-old woman in the West End Sunday night, St. Louis police say.In all five cases, the first of which happened Nov. 17, the robber wanted money withdrawn from an...
All E. St. Louis Police Officers Slated for Surprise Drug Tests
All 90 members of the East St. Louis Police Department were called in Monday for their first surprise drug test under a union contract approved last year.Mayor Gordon D. Bush said he knows of no other police department with a contract that allows drug...
A Neighborhood's Loss
When Brown Shoe Co. opened its plant in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood on the North Side 25 years ago, it was bucking an urban-abandonment trend that is only now beginning to abate. The company's decision to build a factory at 1112 North Jefferson...
A New Market Backup Sarjeant Comes to Town, Nets a Sharp Look from Blues
The goaltenders-per-capita ratio in the area of Newmarket, Ontario - population 40,000 - is remarkably high.Blues resident guard dog, Curtis "Cujo" Joseph, is from the area. Darrin Madeley, a backup goaltender with Ottawa last season, also is from the...
Area Man Prime Suspect in Ring of Auto Thieves
A Wentzville man suspected of belonging to a ring of thieves who ran vehicles from Missouri to Florida surrendered Friday to the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.David Livingston, 34, has been charged with three felonies for his alleged involvement....
Ashcroft Sticks to the Subjective in Art of Debate
WITH REPUBLICANS threatening to put a serious - if not fatal - kink in the lifeline of tax dollars for the arts, it is not surprising that our new senator, John Ashcroft, has inserted himself into the debate.It happened at a hearing last week before...
Balanced Budget Bill Hinges on Democrats Minority Leader Daschle Had Voted for the Measure in the Past
With the outcome hinging on the votes of a few undecided Democrats, the Senate began Monday to debate the proposed constitutional amendment that would require a balanced federal budget.The House of Representatives approved the amendment last week by...
Being Responsible about North Korea
The Clinton administration has made the best of a bad job in persuading North Korea to ratchet down its nuclear program. But the best in this case is pretty good. The essential goal, not well articulated until late in the lengthy negotiations preceding...
Bench Helps Jockey Bills to 112-71 Rout Slu Finds No Substitute for Depth vs. Chicago St
Even the best players fancy themselves as basketball fans. St. Louis University's regulars got to kick back and enjoy rooting their favorite team to victory Monday night.St. Louis University.Seven Billikens scored in double figures and all 11 players...
Blackhawks Hope Victory over Kings Sets Tone for Trip
An eight-game trip might appear to some cynics as the National Hockey League's way of punishing the Chicago Blackhawks for Chris Chelios' remarks about Commissioner Gary Bettman.Bettman had nothing to do with the revised 48-game schedule. But the Blackhawks...
Bosley's EPA Slide Show May Reap Cleanup Grants
THE LAST THING EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner expected last week at a gathering of mayors was a slide show about St. Louis.But that's just what Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. gave her, along with a plea to ease rules that have left the urban landscape...
Boyz II Men Scores Big at Music Awards
The soulful vocal group Boyz II Men won three honors at Monday night's 22nd annual American Music Awards on the strength of their sensuous single "I'll Make Love to You."The Swedish pop group Ace of Base, balladeer Michael Bolton and country stalwart...
Bradley Repeating Views on Race, Crime
Bruce Bradley kept the racial static crackling Monday, telling his radio audience that "black scum bag punks are killing the city, the suburbs and the schools."On WIBV (1260 AM), he said: "We're being eaten alive by black thugs. But if you mention it,...
Briefs
UNITED NATIONS Force To Take Over For U.S. In Haiti</P><P>The Security Council authorized on Monday a U.N. Haiti operation of 6,000 soldiers and 900 police to take over from a U.S.-led force.</P><P>The council adopted a resolution...
Briefs
NORMANDY SCHOOL DISTRICT Ernest Jones Picked As Superintendent</P><P>The Normandy School Board hired on Monday Ernest Jones as superintendent of the district, board President Joe Collins said.</P><P>Jones, 65, has served as...
Briefs
EUROPE Floods Set Record, Force Out 70,000</P><P>The Rhine River swelled to record levels, thousands left their homes and daily routine ground to a standstill Monday in large parts of western Europe inundated by days of flooding on several ...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN</P><P>A Wal-Mart Supercenter opened last week at 101 Highway 47 East in Troy.</P><P>Gold Star Paving has opened at 2681 West Pearce Boulevard in Wentzville. It is owned by Bill Schuman and is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m....
By Keeping Unhappy Pippen, Bulls Prolonging Disruption
So just how long do the Chicago Bulls plan to keep Scottie Pippen around, not only imprisoning him but also being imprisoned by his disruptive presence?It's admirable to maintain a policy of not letting the inmates run the asylum, but let's be practical...
Bypassing the Broker New Rules Let Firms Sell Their Own Stock with No Sales Fee -
Most people have heard of no-load mutual funds, which do not levy sales charges. Now make room for no-load stocks. Under new securities rules, do-it-yourself investors will have more chances to buy stocks directly from companies, bypassing brokers entirely.Several...
Cancer Drug Proves Effective against Pain of Sickle Cell Anemia
A cancer drug has proved to be the first effective treatment for sickle cell anemia, a disabling blood disorder affecting 72,000 black Americans.The drug hydroxyurea reduced the excruciating attacks of sickle cell so dramatically that the National Institutes...
Car Bombing in Algeria Kills 38 in Busy Street; Hundreds Hurt
In the worst bombing of a 3-year Muslim insurgency, an explosives-packed car blew up Monday along a street bustling with people preparing for a religious holiday. At least 38 people were killed and 256 wounded, state TV said.The bomb went off across...
Chargers Lay a Super Egg 49ers Blitz San Diego, Spread, Everything but Hectic Halftime Show
By the time the tossed coin hit the earth, the San Diego Chargers already were down by a touchdown. The San Francisco 49ers scored again while Kathie Lee Gifford screamed the national anthem.It was over by kickoff. On the first series, the Vince Lombardi...
Children Will Miss Nature's Big Show
A MOTH cocoon is a small thing. But it could be the sign of a big problem in St. Louis.For the first time in nine years, the children at Janet Smith's pre-school will not see a polyphemus moth hatch. This giant moth can be half a foot across. Its velvety...
City Landmark Finds a Savior $150 Million Plan in Works for Cupples
With a new federal courthouse coming nearby and Kiel Center already bringing thousands of sports fans and others into the area, the owner of the long-vacant Cupples Station warehouses says Cupples' time has come.Today, officials at Blue Cross and Blue...
Clinton Needs Focus and Resolve
How many columns would you say you've written in your career?" a friend asked me a while back. I pretended to go through the arithmetic of three columns a week since 1966, subtracting the appropriate number for vacations, and then:"Three," I said.My...
Clinton to Abandon Escape Clause in Nuclear Testing Pact
President Bill Clinton, trying to ensure the extension of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, will drop a controversial demand for an escape clause in another pact banning nuclear testing, a top Clinton aide said Monday.National Security Adviser Anthony...
Computer's Cupid for School Dance Fund-Raiser Finds Compatible Dates with Questionnaire
The dating game at Francis Howell High School has entered the computer age, at least when it comes time to find a date for the annual schoolwide coronation dance Feb. 25.As a fund-raiser for the dance and just a fun activity, the students are filling...
Congress Gives Mexican Aid New Life after Markets Fall
With President Bill Clinton urging immediate action, Congress reluctantly began to breathe life into a $40 billion bailout package for Mexico Monday after skittish investors reacted to pessimism about the plan's fate by pushing the peso to record lows...
Deep-Seated Queries Fans Inc. Has Some Answers for Those with Psl Questions
If you want season tickets for St. Louis Rams football games, it's crunch time. You'd better get your application in by midnight Friday. If you miss that deadline, you forfeit "first day" consideration.Before you can buy tickets, you must apply for and...
District Sues Ex-Employee Accused of Theft
The Wright City R-II School District has sued a longtime employee for more than $50,000 that the district claims she stole over her career. The district also is seeking $500,000 in punitive damages.The employee, Iris Schaper, 63, was a secretary and...
Dreifuss: City Let Him Use Old Title to Resign
Rodney Dreifuss says St. Louis officials have allowed him to resign as chief of the city's ambulance service, even though they demoted him from that post in August after he was accused of sexual harassment.Dreifuss was the chief for eight years and never...
Dr. Paul. Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: For a long time, I have had blood in my urine, not visible, but it shows up on tests.I have taken antibiotics for it, prescribed by a urologist. It apparently cleared for six months, but came back slightly recently. What causes this?...
Ducks Mighty but Not Almighty
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim went a long way with little offense last season. The expansion club had a surprisingly successful 33-46-5 record and 71 points by trapping opponents in the middle of the ice and reducing the number of offensive opportunities...
Emergency Calls Up 15 Percent, Fire Officials Report
The St. Charles Fire Department responded to 4,026 calls for fire and paramedic assistance last year, an increase of 603 calls over the previous year, said firefighter Mark Echele, a spokesman for the department.Echele said he believed the 15 percent...
Estopare Wants to Dump Tennis Deuce
As recently as a couple of weeks ago, the question "what ever happened to Leo Estopare?" would have been a stumper for most St. Louis tennis fans.Estopare was the 5-foot-5 dynamo who won three consecutive state singles championships for Roosevelt High...
Gaming Firm to Split off Hotel Business
The Promus Cos. said Monday it is separating its hotels and Harrah's casino businesses, creating the largest stand-alone gaming corporation in North America, with $1.64 billion in assets.The Harrah's casino business has about 80 percent of the company's...
Gateway Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships
(At St. Charles High)Team Scores1. St. Charles West 222; 2. Francis Howell 177 1/2; 3. Wentzville 139 1/2; Francis Howell North 95 1/2; Fort Zumwalt North 60 1/2; Fort Zumwalt South 54 1/2; St. Charles 7; Troy 4.Individual Results103 pounds - Championship:...
George Schaaf, 64; Lawyer, Ex-Circuit Judge in County
George E. Schaaf, a judge and lawyer here for many years, died Saturday (Jan. 28, 1995) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights after a heart attack. He was 64.In 1963, Gov. John M. Dalton appointed Mr. Schaaf as a circuit judge in St. Louis...
Gingrich Wants Task Force to `Rethink Medicare'
House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for the formation of a task force to "rethink Medicare from the ground up" as he laid out his health-care agenda in a speech Monday to the American Hospital Association."The current, highly centralized, bureaucratic...
Golden Franchise: Chargers Didn't Have Ghost of a Chance
Sometimes the most difficult accomplishment of all is doing the expected.But the San Francisco 49ers pulled it off with style. Their entire season rested on the premise that anything short of a Super Bowl victory would be substandard."We set ourselves...
Gop Gears Up to Grapple with Medicaid States Could Design Own Programs
Republican Congressional leaders said they would take up legislation in the next few weeks that could dramatically change the way states provided medical services to the poor.Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar said after a meeting with GOP Congressional leaders...
Half-Baked Liberalism: Americorps and Minimum-Wage Hike
President Bill Clinton's turbid State of the Union address was a metaphor for modern government - sprawling, metastasizing, undisciplined, approaching self-parody. It underscored the fact that his administration now is politically almost harmless, but...
Hawks' Smith Turns Up Heat, Helps Knock off Former Team
Former Heat guard Steve Smith hit a 3-pointer with 30.6 seconds remaining Monday night to give the Atlanta Hawks a 95-92 victory in Miami.Making his first start in 20 games, Smith scored 19 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter.Grant Long, who was traded...
Health Products Firm Sees Profit Rise 37 Pct
Allied Healthcare Products Inc. of St. Louis said Monday that net income rose 37 percent to $2.2 million for the quarter that ended Dec. 31."Allied continues to benefit from strategic acquisitions which complement the company's core business and provide...
Helping Women Help Themselves
Is the state of Missouri serious about wanting to help women stay off welfare? Would it like to reduce the number of abortions? One of the easiest and most reliable ways to help accomplish those goals is to prevent unwanted pregnancies; even a modest...
High-Flying Fund Crash-Lands; Pilot Error Gets Blame
He prefers Bob. These days, he says, investors are calling him Robert.That's because Robert Beckwitt's Asset Manager mutual fund - Fidelity Investment's most popular since the Magellan Fund - lost 6.6 percent last year.It was the worst 1994 performance...
Holiday Debt Got You Down? Read On
Are you buried under Christmas debt? Were bills piling up even before? You may find yourself behind on your credit card bills, leaving blots on your credit report.Every lender has different rules on delinquencies. But here are some general answers to...
Hurt, Hope at Slain Teen's Funeral Priest Tells Mourners for Christine Smetzer to `Choose Good, Love'
Her boyfriend sang in harmony with a visiting minister. Her archbishop blessed the casket and spoke of a "community of hope." Her coach raved about her last two-hit shutout.Youngsters clustered in tight groups and wept.Thus was Christine Smetzer, 15,...
Husband Charged Months after Wife Found Decapitated
St. Louis police say they have arrested Lynn D. Matchen-Thomas' killer. They're still looking for her head.The victim's husband, Curtis Thomas, 38, was arrested Monday at his home in the 5700 block of Waterman Boulevard.Thomas has been charged with murdering...
Husband Charged Months after Wife's Body Found Decapitated
St. Louis police say they have arrested Lynn D. Matchen-Thomas' killer.The victim's husband, Curtis Thomas, 38, was arrested Monday at his home in the 5700 block of Waterman Boulevard.Thomas has been charged with murdering and decapitating his wife,...
Kemp Eschews Run in 1996 for President He Was Once Seen as Frontrunner
Former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp announced Monday that he has decided not to run for the presidency in 1996, further thinning the Republican field assembling to challenge Democratic President Bill Clinton.In an announcement made public by his office,...
Kids Drive Even Grandparents Nuts
Dear Abby: This is an open letter to "Disappointed in Cincinnati," the mother of two small boys who complains because her parents and in-laws don't spend enough time with her children.Are these children part of the new breed I see tearing up stores and...
Lifting Barriers to Opportunity
The recent celebrations of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday reminded us of how a shared dream can become a profound reality. The lives of Americans were transformed forever when they accepted and shared King's dream of a color-blind society....
Loss of Student Is Blind to Color
WHAT IS IT that makes people so quick to search for racial causes for our problems?The question arose again last week as Bruce Bradley, who had been host of "Common Sense?" on KETC (Channel 9), chose to react to the murder of a high school girl in a...
Meetings Begin Today to Gain Ideas on Resource Management
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS, formerly the Soil Conservation Service) is playing host to four meetings in north-central Missouri over the next month - with the first one today - to help leaders in several agencies find out what citizens...
Money Flows to Gingrich Organizations New House Speaker's Financial Empire Called `Time Bomb Waiting to Explode'
NEWT GINGRICH may have flinched at banking a $4.5 million book advance, but since Election Day, the checks have been pouring into a handful of organizations closely associated with the new House speaker.GOPAC, Gingrich's political action committee, has...
More Ward Representation Sought Alderman Mcclain Appeals for a Southern Viewpoint
Alderman Lew McLain wants more people from his ward to be represented on the commissions and boards in St. Peters.McLain made the appeal at an aldermanic meeting last week after three members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were reappointed...
Morning Briefing
Worker-Manager Teams Proposed By Republicans</P><P>Republican lawmakers on Monday proposed easing labor laws to allow wider use of worker-management teams. Led by Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., and Rep. Steve Gunderson, R-Wis., the lawmakers ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
About a dozen people watched as CY YOUNG (no, not THE Cy Young of baseball fame) opened his round of golf Saturday by using a 3-iron and collecting a hole in one on the 96-yard first hole.They watched again later as the ace linksman teed it up on the...
Nanny State Should Take a Break
Does Republican control of Congress translate into Republican control of government? The question does not have a simple answer. The Republicans are like apprentice lion tamers at the circus who've suddenly been handed a whip and a chair. They've got...
New Regulations Rule out Building of Apartments `Nothing Could Get Built,' Expert Says; Subsidized Housing Is Seen as Target
A new ordinance in O'Fallon in effect bars the construction of apartments or condominiums, says an expert on multifamily development.Keith M. Kramer, a real estate appraiser and consultant, said O'Fallon had probably gone too far in trying to regulate...
Not Wild about Wildwood
Green space is disappearing in St. Louis County. Regrettably, the county government seems oblivious, with a woeful track record in preserving parks and undeveloped areas: It supported, and continues to support, the Page Avenue extension over Creve Coeur...
Obituaries
Carroll Schwerdt</P><P>Carroll William Schwerdt, 65, of Wentzville, died Sunday (Jan. 29, 1995) of infirmities at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Schwerdt was retired from Krey Distributors, where he was ...
Officials Speeding toward Solutions to Traffic Woes
Within a few days, officials in the Missouri Highway Department expect to choose a consultant for a long-range study of traffic problems along Interstate 70 from Earth City to Wentzville.But that's not fast enough for St. Charles officials, who are poised...
O.J. as TV Movie: Don't Even Bother
IF EVER a movie didn't need to be made, it's "The O.J. Simpson Story" (7 tonight on Channel 30).It's not terribly tacky. It's not horribly exploitative. Mainly, it's simply redundant.Based mostly on public record, the movie tells us nothing that anyone...
Overlooked? Not Us, Tide Coach Says
Alabama coach David Hobbs, whose Crimson Tide cracked the Associated Press top 25 Monday for the first time since early in the season, doesn't feel that his team has been overlooked nationally.To the contrary - the country got a good look at 'Bama, and...
People
Bad News Polls, Part I: The most trusted face in TV news belongs to a man who left TV news 14 years ago - WALTER CRONKITE.According to a new MediaPoll survey reported in TV Guide, the avuncular Cronkite topped seven of eight categories - intelligence,...
People
Bad News Polls, Part I: The most trusted face in TV news belongs to a man who left TV news 14 years ago - WALTER CRONKITE.According to a new MediaPoll survey reported in TV Guide, the avuncular Cronkite topped seven of eight categories - intelligence,...
Pillsbury Closer to Pet Merger Federal Antitrust Waiting Period Past, Company Says
Pillsbury has moved a step closer to its acquisition of Pet Inc. of St. Louis.The company, part of British conglomerate Grand Metropolitan PLC, said Monday that the federal antitrust waiting period following its merger announcement has expired.Pillsbury...
Politicians Powerless to End Strike
The nation's No. 1 fan and the man who would be the nation's No. 1 fan have now put their two cents into the baseball strike."Settle it by Feb. 6 or else," President Bill Clinton says."Lock 'em in my suite and don't let 'em out until they come to an...
Potvin's 43 Saves Help Leaf Beat Dallas 2-1
Felix Potvin stopped 43 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled the Dallas Stars' home opener with a 2-1 victory Monday before a sellout crowd of 16,924 at Reunion Arena.Potvin stopped all six of Dallas' power-play opportunities. He made his best effort...
Potvin's 43 Saves Help Leafs Beat Dallas 2-1
Felix Potvin stopped 43 shots as the Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled the Dallas Stars' home opener with a 2-1 victory Monday before a sellout crowd of 16,924 at Reunion Arena.Potvin stopped all six of Dallas' power-play opportunities. He made his best effort...
Put It on the P.A
Five members of the science club at St. Charles West High School will attend the junior science engineering and humanities symposium at the University of Missouri at St. Louis March 16-18. The students are Keary Schoen, Kim Montgomery, Casey Shirk, Becky...
Roundball Rookies It's Not the Big Show, but That Doesn't Mean the Crusaders Aren't Cool
IN THE BIG, bad world of slammin' jammin' in-your-face prime time basketball, this is about as ugly as it gets.And about as cute.Cute?Oh, man. . . . Little bald-headed babies are cute. Puppies are cute. Girls, for puke sakes, are cute.We are the Corpus...
Sally Jessy to Focus on Catchem Cheatin'
YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE HEART: The St. Peters-based firm, Catchem Cheatin', has been slated for a puff on the Feb. 14 Sally Jessy Raphael Show (11 a.m., Monday-Friday, on Channel 5). The firm, founded by Brian Randant, operates a video surveillance service...
Senate Democrat Objects to Balanced-Budget Bill
Signaling an arduous struggle ahead, Democratic leader Tom Daschle raised a series of objections to a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution as the Senate began debate on the measure Monday.With Republican sponsors saying the proposal is essential...
Slu Celebrates Its Pioneering of Integration in '44, Ignorance Was Called School of Racism, `Provincialism Its Tutor'
Walter Douglas was a young man in a hurry in those days, one of thousands hitting the books with help from the GI Bill.Transferring prewar credits from Lincoln University and Stowe Teachers College, he made it through St. Louis University in a couple...
Smithsonian: No Show on Hiroshima
Yielding to critics, the Smithsonian Institution abandoned plans Monday for a major exhibit on the bombing of Hiroshima and the 50 years of controversy it evoked. Instead, the display will show only the fuselage of the B-29 that dropped the bomb, without...
Societies Compare Histories of Note Six Groups Gather, Share Information on Their Projects
The meeting may not have been one for the history books, but it was a "first" nonetheless.For the first time, history buffs from six St. Charles County historical societies - from the smallest to the largest - met Saturday afternoon in O'Fallon to share...
Sometimes Herpes Cause Is an Innocent One
Dear Ann Landers: Recently, you responded to the mother of a teen-age daughter with herpes. From the tone of the mother's letter, there was no doubt she thought the disease had been sexually transmitted. However, this is not necessarily so. I believe...
Sports Shorts
San Francisco Pays Price Of Championship</P><P>More than 180 people were arrested and at least two suffered bullet wounds Sunday night as celebrations of San Francisco's Super Bowl triumph turned sour, officials said Monday.</P><P>A...
Sports Shorts
San Francisco Pays Price Of Championship</P><P>More than 180 people were arrested and at least two suffered bullet wounds Sunday night as celebrations of San Francisco's Super Bowl triumph turned sour, officials said Monday.</P><P>A...
Spotlight
Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Bock dreams about a future as a professional bicyclist. While that may sound ambitious, it may not be unrealistic.Last August, at the Junior National Cycling Championships in Seattle - his first national competition - Jeremy...
St. Dominic Girls Roll over Competition at Bowling Green Lady Crusaders Capture Back-to-Back Tournament Titles
Before this season, the St. Dominic girls basketball team had won one - yes, one - tournament championship. Ever.Friday night, the Lady Crusaders beat Clopton 66-52 in the title game of the Bowling Green Tournament, giving them back-to-back title weeks.Last...
Stroh's a First: 4-Time Winner of Conference Championship
Sam Henson didn't do it. Neither did Nick or Tony or Josh Purler. The Hickeys, Jerry, Ted and Shawn, never pulled it off. Neither did Jason Sexton or Mark Sansone.For all the great wrestlers who've come and gone in the Gateway Athletic Conference, no...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY Andrew Young: The former mayor of Atlanta, a United States representative and a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will be the featured speaker at a program to celebrate the 50th anniversary...
Taking Hard Line with Little Hoopsters
AN HOUR before his team's first game, Barney Schiffman said he was bracing for the worst.After all, in 16 years of coaching, he's seen about everything - kids taking balls away from their own players, kids shooting at the wrong basket, kids launching...
The Defense Offers Alibi in O.J. Trial
O.J. Simpson's defense team picked up its disrupted opening statement Monday with suggestions of missing blood, contaminated socks and an image of Simpson chipping golf balls into his children's sandbox at the hour he is accused of committing murder.Defense...
Through Misery, Janney Can Add Toughness
Watching the Blues play now is only part of the fun for the get-a-life crowd.Blues fanatics also get to ponder Mike Keenan, the new Blues coach, general manager and master motivator. He is a triple threat to produce the speculation and conspiracy theories...
Tigers Claw Past Iowa State
After weeks of flickering and ebbing, the fledgling University of Missouri basketball team revived itself Monday night with a baptism of fire at Hilton Coliseum.The 18th-ranked Tigers used a 19-5 second-half run to scamper past 11th-ranked Iowa State...
Tigers Claw Past Iowa State Mu Journeys to Storm Center, Stops Cyclones' Hilton Streak
After flickering and ebbing for weeks, the University of Missouri basketball team improbably revived itself on Monday night with a rousing victory at impregnable Hilton Coliseum.With scalding second-half shooting, the 18th-ranked Tigers used a 19-5 run...
Timber and Travel Aren't Equal
PERC is a free-market think tank based in Bozeman, Mont. It often mucks up some good ideas in the name of ideological rectitude. For example, PERC rightfully endorses the idea of cutting the huge federal subsidies to natural resource extraction industries...
Umass Pads Streak to 15
Derek Kellogg hit two 3-pointers in a 10-0 second-half run as No. 1 Massachusetts extended the nation's longest winning streak to 15 games with a 79-62 win over St. Bonaventure on Monday night in Amherst, Mass.With the Minutemen ahead 33-31, Kellogg's...
Warriors' Depth Brings Home First Gac Crown 5 Champions, 4 Runners-Up, 4 in 3rd Help West Outdistance Strong Field
The St. Charles West Warriors did what they were supposed to do Saturday. But it wasn't as simple as it sounds.The Warriors captured their first Gateway Athletic Conference wrestling title at St. Charles High Saturday. West, which had five champions...
Williams: Job Stress `like a Sickness'
Roy Williams has won 174 games and been to two NCAA Tournament Final Fours in six-plus seasons at the University of Kansas. But this is how he thinks most of the time:"Do more, do more, do more," Williams said. "It's kind of like a sickness almost."It's...
Zumwalt South Taking Aim at Suburban North in 10-Team Tournament
The Fort Zumwalt South High swimming team is within one tournament of reaching a major goal."When we joined the Suburban North Conference, I said I'd like to win the title within three years," South coach Mike O'Brien said. "This is our third year and...