St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 3, 1996

2 Big 12 Finalists Suffered Missteps on the Way Here
Before the season, Nebraska and Texas figured to be the schools meeting us in St. Louis for the inaugural Big 12 Conference championship game. But each tripped along the way, Texas more drastically than Nebraska, before finding themselves and finally...
30 Residents Protest Plan to Demolish Apartments Its a Matter of Money, Housing Authority Says
Thirty low-income area residents carrying placards and chanting "Save Our Homes" in front of the St. Louis Housing Authority left the rally uncertain about whether they will be displaced by the proposed demolition of the Webbe and Vaughn elderly-housing...
After the Fall: One Day in the Life of a Homeless Man It's One Obstacle after Another as Arnold Jimmerson Tries to Put His Life Back Together
IT is 5 a.m., and the chilling wind outside the New Life Evangelistic Center howls like woebegone hounds in the night. Arnold Jimmerson, 30, a homeless man, pulls on dirty blue jeans and a dirty green and yellow sweater and gingerly descends the cold...
Amtrak Routes May Be Up for Bid Illinois Officials Think Competition May Keep Rail Service Costs Down
Illinois officials want to hold competitive bidding for the right to provide rail service now operated by Amtrak on routes running from Chicago to Quincy, St. Louis and Carbondale."What we're trying to do is get the costs down," a spokesman for the Illinois...
Belgrade Teeters on Edge; U.S., Allies Urge Latitude
Anti-riot vehicles and busloads of police reportedly took up positions in and around Belgrade on Monday as 80,000 demonstrators held new street protests, pelting the president's office with eggs, firecrackers and snowballs.Police continued to give the...
Beowulf and Grendel
LONG ago, in the land we know as Denmark, King Hrothgar ruled. He was loved and admired by his people. Hrothgar built a great hall called Heorot, with a splendid gold roof. Each evening he and his lords, called thanes, and warriors feasted, shared stories...
Big-City Schools Fall Victim to Bureaucracy and Mismanagement
Wrenching crises and a push for radical change have become the norm, not the exception, in America's big-city school systems. Accusing the District of Columbia's school system of bloated bureaucracy, waste of hundreds of millions of taxpayers dollars...
Blisters on Lips Could Signal Herpes
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have interest in the problem of dry mouth. It's probably not life-threatening, but my husband suffers so with it. His lips get numb and blister. Mostly foods taste metallic or otherwise awful.At the next outbreak, have a biopsy done...
Breaking the Ice Exceptional College Basketball Players Should Supply Winter Thaw
For much of America, winter is something to ignore, something to get through. The snow looks nice on the trees and lawn until it comes time to drive in it and see the slush splashed on the windshield. Christmas Day is inspiring, but the two months of...
Briefs
NATIONWASHINGTONClinton Will Soon Announce New Cabinet Appointments President Bill Clinton said Monday he would announce new Cabinet members for his second term before "too long." Speaking to reporters, Clinton said he was not ready to announce members...
Briefs
NATIONWASHINGTONGen. Colin Powell Supports Investigation Into Illnesses While insisting that he knew of no evidence showing that American troops had been exposed to chemical or biological weapons during the Persian Gulf War, Gen. Colin Powell said on...
Bring Down the Rebel Battle Flag
David Beasley, the Republican governor of South Carolina, has shown political courage in recommending that the state remove the Confederate battle flag from atop the Statehouse. A state can't have a flag that insults a large group of its citizens and...
Caring for Others Students Raising Money, Collecting Food for Needy with Holiday Projects
High-school students have been thinking of those less fortunate as they collect food or raise money to help others during the holidays.At Francis Howell High School, a drive sponsored by student-council members collected 1,830 cans of food."We always...
Carrawell `Very Active' in Duke Win
No. 10 Duke steamrolled Lehigh 103-51 Monday night, the Blue Devils' largest victory margin since a 118-65 win over Harvard in 1991."It's not like it was anything we didn't expect," Lehigh coach Sal Mentesana said.Reserves Cris Carrawell, a freshman...
Clinton Flip-Flops on Rights in China
President Bill Clinton and his outgoing secretary of state, Warren Christopher, have sent an important message to the next generation of Chinese dictators: You can kill your own people, who want nothing more than their basic human rights. You can break...
Clinton Plays Down Letter about Vietnam Businessman's Contact Proper, He Says
President Bill Clinton acknowledged Monday that he received a letter in 1993 from an Indonesian businessman, urging him to normalize relations with Vietnam.Republicans demanded immediate release of the three-page letter from Mochtar Riady. Clinton called...
Coming Soon: No Need for Pennies or Nickels for Petty Purchases
The next piece of plastic the banks think you ought to keep in your wallet is a smartcard.These cards come in several varieties and most aren't yet ready for mass distribution. But pilot projects are forging ahead - in Atlanta, in New York City early...
Company Offers Settlement on Breast Implants
Encouraged by studies failing to prove a link between breast implants and disease, Dow Corning Corp. on Monday made a worldwide out-of-court settlement offer of $600 million.That comes to $2,000 for each of the approximately 300,000 women who received...
Concerts, Aid Projects Mark Season
Elementary - and middle-school students in the Fort Zumwalt School District are getting into the Christmas spirit with a variety of performances.Choir and music students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School will give three performances next week, beginning...
Copyright Talks Try to Take Byte out of Piracy
Copyright experts trying to catch up with cyberspace pirates began talks in Geneva Monday to tidy up legislation on who owns what on the Internet. Billions of dollars and the future of the Internet are on the line.Copyright laws based on national boundaries...
Couch Caveat Home Shoppers: `Buyer Beware' Applies to You Too
They slice and dice, tighten and tone, fatten or flatter. They're in every size, style, color, flavor and fragrance, available whenever or wherever - and ready to order from your favorite armchair.Now that's shopping heaven!Almost any type of product...
Creditors Say Bankruptcy Law Too Easy
The number of personal bankruptcy filings this year has exceeded a million, already breaking the record of about 900,000 set in 1992, when the U.S. was pulling out of a recession, Visa and MasterCard said.The two bankcard associations blamed the bankruptcy...
Cup of Tears Proves Blues Winger Peluso Plays Hockey with Heart
New Blues winger Mike Peluso provided one of the most memorable moments in Stanley Cup history - without leaving the bench.With New Jersey on the verge of a sweep in the 1995 Stanley Cup finals, tough guy Peluso sat on the Devils bench crying like a...
Czech Leader Has Half of Lung Removed
Doctors on Monday removed a malignant tumor along with half of a lung from Vaclav Havel, the Czech Republic's chain-smoking poet-playwright-president.Chief surgeon Pavel Pafko told reporters a malignant tumor a little more than half an inch long was...
Developer Seeking Annexation
The St. Charles City Council once again is facing the prospect of annexing land and accepting an unwanted subdivision proposal.Council members will have a public hearing today on a proposal by Premier Homes Inc. of St. Louis County to annex 40 acres...
Dittmer Couple Devoted to Their Church, Family
The priorities around the Kramme house were simple: family, farm, church.Oliver Kramme, 76, was the unofficial greeter at his church, the one who stood by the door every Sunday and made it his business to meet new members. His wife, Alberta, 67, cooked...
Eagle Success Earns Picks for All-Independent
The Orchard Farm High football team enjoyed a record-setting season this fall.The Eagles (8-2) set a school record for victories and for points allowed in a season - only 35. Orchard Farm outscored opponents 346-35, led the St. Louis area in scoring...
Food Stamp Cutoffs at Issue Illinois Seeks Exemptions; Missouri May Follow Suit
Illinois is asking Washington to slow down on a plan that could remove as many as 60,000 Illinoisans from the nation's food stamp program by March unless they find jobs.Missouri may soon make a similar request on behalf of some 22,000 of its own food...
Good New Rules on Clean Air
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new, tougher air pollution rules that promise a major improvement in the quality of the nation's air. But the proposal is so radical it promises to provoke one of the biggest fights ever over what people...
Her Cheatin' Heart Causes Grief for Children
Dear Ann Landers: I'm not sure I agree with your advice to the sixth-grader who overheard her mother talking on the phone and rightfully concluded that she was having an affair. You told her not to tell her father.I know people get angry with the messenger...
Her Father's New `Partner' Complicates Family Gatherings
Dear Miss Manners: A little over a year ago, my father announced that he has had a mistress for 15 years. (I wish I could find a less loaded word, but "fiancee" sounds like my mother is dead, "girlfriend" and "roommate" don't indicate that they plan...
Husband Is Football Nut Who May Be Too Hard to Crack
Dear Abby: I just read the letter from "Mateless in Milwaukee" whose husband was a football fanatic. I just ended a 21-year marriage to a sports nut.At first, I thought it was a nice pastime, but soon our lives revolved around sports events. We rarely...
Illini Go Pro for New Coach Bears' Ron Turner an Offensive Mind
University of Illinois football fans may not know much about Ron Turner, their new head coach. They may have heard of these folks, who do.Start with Dave Wannstedt, head coach of the Chicago Bears. He brought Turner to the National Football League in...
Illini Leave Big Island for Big Test
It's back to the mainland and back to reality for the basketball Illini.After a 2-1 trip to the Big Island Invitation in Hilo, Hawaii, Lon Kruger's team runs smack into surprising California tonight in Berkeley.The Illini are 4-1, losing 70-60 to Louisville...
Illinois to Consider Expanding Playoffs
Football championships in Illinois could become more plentiful than ever next year.The state playoffs would expand to eight classifications and include 64 additional teams under a proposal the state's football advisory committee will discuss this week.The...
In Diverse Place like City, One Man's Chitterling Is Another Man's Kishka
ONCE MORE, it's time to go through the mailbag.Dear Greg,Enjoyed your article yesterday on chitterlings. I am Jewish. We have a traditional food item that I have eaten and prepared most of my life. It is called "kishka." Kishka is stuffed beef intestine....
In Step: Mizzou Gets a Good Start on Tough Road Ahead
Literally seconds after Missouri wrapped up its 42-25 victory over Kansas on Saturday, Faurot Field was flooded with happy, cheering fans.The goal posts were coming down, the senior football players were being carried off the field on their teammates'...
In the Thick of Being Down and out, Home Sick in Bed
THICK.Home thick in bed.Thore throat. Thtuffed-up head. Red nothe. And no energy for nothin'. Used to be, when we were young, being sick was kinda fun. A day off from school, a chance to roll up in the blankets and prop up on the pillows and let somebody...
Is Clarence Thomas out of Touch . .
When Clarence Thomas leapfrogged to the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the legendary Thurgood Marshall in presence but not in spirit, there was sharp disagreement among African-Americans over what kind of jurist he would become.Five years later, the answer...
John Michael Montgomery: Feelings, No Meaningful Substance
I SAW Conway Twitty perform in Chicago six weeks before his death in '93. Listed in the books as the artist with the most No. 1 country hits, Twitty sang a number of songs that night that could hardly be called country music. But most of those songs...
Kc, Metro-East Railways Merging Means Rail Links for Missouri Towns
The holding company for Kansas City Southern Railway has agreed to buy Gateway Western Railway, adding 402 miles of track and $43 million in revenue to its operations.Gateway Western is a 6-year-old regional railroad with headquarters in Fairview Heights.It...
Lady Vikes Stop Wentzville
The Francis Howell girls basketball team opened the 1996-97 season in style last week, winning 62-40 over visiting Wentzville."It's always nice to start with a win and it's even better when it comes in a conference game," Howell coach Mike Gibbons said....
Locked Out: China Adoption Rules Sow Heartache
Kyle and Diane Keith aren't sure how close they came to losing the daughter they had dreamed about for four years.They do know that the night before they were scheduled to leave for China to bring their adopted baby home, they learned that seven of the...
Loverboy Sabato Tries Tactics in TV Movie
IF SYLVESTER Stallone's career as an action star continues to slide, Antonio Sabato Jr. is ready to step in.Sabato played a loverboy on "General Hospital" and "Melrose Place," but he finds his niche as a chisel-jawed superhero-spy in "Code Name: Wolverine"...
Man Charged with Teaching by Falsifying Credentials Case Spurred Changes in Access to Records
A Berkeley man who taught at three area school districts after falsifying a teaching certificate and using a relative's college transcript will face a grand jury later this month in St. Louis County, authorities said.As a result of this and similar cases,...
Marshall, Critic of Fbi, Also Asked Its Advice
Thurgood Marshall was so worried in the 1950s about Communist Party efforts to infiltrate and influence the NAACP that he turned to the FBI for advice, newly released agency files indicate."The matter which is worrying him more than anything else right...
Marshall, Critic of Fbi, Also Asked Its Advice He Feared Infiltration at Naacp, Memo Says
Thurgood Marshall was so worried in the 1950s about Communist Party efforts to infiltrate and influence the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that he turned to the FBI for advice, newly released agency files indicate."The matter...
Mcginnis' Fate Is Partly Up to Family Victim's Kin to Have Say on What Penalty Is Sought
The family of Thomas Meyer, the lawyer gunned down by Kelly McGinnis in apparent frustration over a child-custody case, will help decide whether the death penalty should be sought, the prosecutor said Monday.Just before McGinnis pleaded guilty Nov. 21...
Michigan Sneaks by Feisty Bradley 66-64 in Overtime
Maurice Taylor scored 19 points and blocked a last-second shot in overtime as No. 7 Michigan held off Bradley 66-64 Monday night in Ann Arbor, Mich.Bradley (1-1) led 64-61, but Michigan (3-0) scored the final five points of the game.Louis Bullock, who...
Money Notes
Fidelity Exec Takes OfferThe hemmorhaging of top talent at Fidelity Investments accelerated as the No. 1 U.S. mutual fund company said portfolio manager Brian Posner is leaving. Posner, 35, is stepping down from the $14.8 billion Fidelity Equity-Income...
Morning Briefing
Knock-Off Victims May Get RefundThe owners of the former New York Fashions retail shop have paid $1,900 for restitution to customers who unknowingly bought counterfeit goods at the shop at 6332 Clayton Avenue.Last spring Attorney General Jay Nixon sued...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
At Point Park College in Pittsburgh, basketball player TOM KUBICSEK seems to be jumping higher these days. If so, says DIANA NELSON JONES of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "it might be because he's ah . . . well, he's been ah . . . taking ah . . . ballet."Kubicsek...
New School Idea Impresses Board
East St. Louis School Board members heard two proposals Monday night for setting up experimental educational centers, called charter schools, and liked what they heard.If the board approves one or both of the proposals, the district could be among the...
Obituaries
Edna S. HooksEdna S. Hooks, 95, of St. Charles and formerly of Little Falls, N.Y., died Saturday (Nov. 30, 1996) at Claywest House Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.Mrs. Hooks was retired and had worked as a secretary for the Niagara Power and Light...
Official Hired by Panel He Headed Bootheel Legislator to Get $68,500; Action Draws Fire
Fellow lawmakers have picked state Rep. Don Prost as staff director of the Joint Committee on Legislative Research - a committee that Prost chaired until last week.While some lawmakers praised Prost because of his experience with the committee, others...
Official Pleads Innocent of Rape Madison County May Look for Outsider to Prosecute Alderman
Anthony Stassi, an alderman in Wood River and a leader in the Madison County Democratic Party, pleaded innocent of a rape charge Monday. Meanwhile, the county prosecutor said he may seek an outside prosecutor in the case.Stassi, 48, had no comment after...
On the Moon Crater Holds Pond of Ice; Discovery Means Humans Could Survive There
The moon, long thought to be bone dry, has a pond of ice hidden deep inside a crater, scientists disclosed Monday.The discovery came from the Clementine spacecraft, which used radar signals to examine the depths of the moon's deep craters. The scientists...
On the Right Track? Metrolink Planners Face Tough Choices
FOR MUCH of the 1980s, MetroLink was a contentious issue here and in Washington. The argument was over whether the light-rail line was worth building.Now, with the 18-mile line operating for more than 3 1/2 years and a commitment to expand eastward to...
. . . or Leader in Fight against Racism?
On June 12, 1995, Clarence Thomas wrote boldly: "It never ceases to amaze me that the courts are so willing to assume that anything that is predominantly black must be inferior. Instead of focusing on remedying the harm done to those black schoolchildren...
Paying the Piper Un Wrestles with Copyright Law on Internet
People surfing the World Wide Web, downloading songs and novels, could cost the music and publishing industries billions of dollars, say officials meeting in Geneva to see that doesn't occur.The U.N. body that oversees the lucrative world of copyright...
Pediatricians, Parents Seek Safe Doses of New Aids Drugs
Lest the children die waiting while drug companies study the question, pediatricians and parents have begun experimenting to determine safe doses of three new and effective AIDS drugs."I looked over to my daughter and thought, `How could I sit here and...
People
Traditionally, the Japanese press treats Japan's imperial family with deference bordering on worship. But now, a weekly magazine is at odds with PRINCE AKISHINO over a story suggesting that the prince is having a flingette with a Thai woman.Akishino,...
Police Board Should Amend Rule
Six city police officers have lost a lawsuit in which they claimed that promotions in the Police Department were based on political connections. The outcome of their case should prompt the Police Board to amend its policies regarding private meetings...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSCentreville: Police were seeking a 16-year-old youth Monday in the fatal shooting about 3:45 a.m. of Tommie L. Page, 51, at his...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSCentreville: Police were seeking a 16-year-old youth Monday in the fatal shooting about 3:45 a.m. of Tommie L. Page, 51, at his...
Port Authority Surfaces Again in Council Bill
The subject of a port authority for St. Charles County is making waves again.A plan is being revived to re-establish the governmental framework for developing a port on the Mississippi north of St. Peters.County Executive Joe Ortwerth has asked the County...
Protect Whistleblowers, Not Murderers
Richard Nuccio didn't think that Guatemalan Col. Julio Roberto Alpirez, a paid CIA informer, should get away, quite literally, with murder, especially of an American citizen. Yet for a deed that should be praised, Mr. Nuccio, an employee of the State...
Rams Infirmary Now Is House of the Bizarre Four Players Suffering from Unusual Ailments
In more than 30 years of coaching, Rich Brooks has seen just about every kind of injury, great and small. Everything from broken limbs and blown-out knees to concussions and infected hair follicles.But when it comes to the bizarre and the mysterious,...
Realizing Meaning of `Unforgettable'
RECENTLY I heard from my high school English teacher, who had seen my columns and recognized a name and face from the thousands of girls she taught during a 20-year career.I was impressed that she took the time to write, and even more impressed with...
Remains of War Hero May Have Been Found Is Casimir Pulaski Buried in Georgia Coffin?
It looks like a crucifix from a rosary. Or it might be the cross-shaped hilt of a small sword.It showed up when scientists X-rayed a rusty jewelry box found in September in an iron container that they believe held the remains of Casimir Pulaski, the...
Security Summit Has Shaky Start
The meeting of the 54-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe got off to another unpromising start Monday with the Russians vigorously opposing NATO membership for former Iron Curtain nations.It was the same dispute that wrecked the...
Signs Show Economy Could Be Awakening Early Holiday Shoppers Rattling Cash Registers
Business at U.S. manufacturers improved in November, and construction spending rose to a new high in October, signs the economy could be rebounding from a recent lull.Meanwhile, holiday shopping got off to a stronger-than-expected start last weekend,...
S&l Boss's Conviction Overturned
A federal judge has ordered a new trial for Charles Keating Jr., the bank chief whose name became synonymous with America's savings and loan collapse of the 1980s.U.S. District Judge Mariana Pfaelzer ruled Monday after Keating's lawyers argued that some...
SMART MOUTH Series: CONVERSATIONS WITH JERRY BERGER AN INTERMITTENT SERIES
Thirteen years ago, J.C. Corcoran turned talk radio upside down in St. Louis with his brash with. Now a family man, he sounds - almost - like a voice of moderation.IT LOOKED like a home from the mind of Norman Rockwell.A kiddie swing on the front lawn...
Song of Survival Air Crash Victims Sing to Tots through Long, Cold Night
Gary and Marie Knapp sang through the long, cold night to keep their young daughters awake.They were all hurt, but they had survived the crash of their single-engine airplane. And they would be rescued - 16 hours after the crash.The rescuers carried...
Sports Shorts
Notre Dame Probably Will Not Play In BowlUnless something dramatic happens, Lou Holtz has coached his last game at Notre Dame.Notre Dame was dropped from the bowl alliance's short list Monday, leaving four schools as at-large possibilities - No. 6 Brigham...
Sports Shorts
Notre Dame Probably Will Not Play In BowlUnless something dramatic happens, Lou Holtz has coached his last game at Notre Dame.Notre Dame was dropped from the bowl alliance's short list Monday, leaving four schools as at-large possibilities - No. 6 Brigham...
Spotlight
Cort MacBeth Smith, 17, a senior at St. Charles West High School, believes that the key to understanding people is first to understand how they think.Cort plans to study psychiatric medicine after high school and to become a practicing physician."I want...
Stocks Flat; Banks Slump, Retailers Gain
Stocks were mixed Monday as falling bank issues offset gains in computer and retail shares. The Dow Jones industrial average recovered from a 48-point slide to close unchanged from Friday."If not for the weakness in financials, this is an up day," said...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon (family, friends of alcoholics), 9:30 a.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street.Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Bi-Polar Group (manic-depressives and families), 3 p.m....
Supreme Court Lets Ban on Automated Phone Sales Stand
The Supreme Court let stand on Monday California's ban on fully automated telephone sales pitches.Without comment, the justices turned down a businessman's argument that two California laws imposing the restrictions violate his free-speech rights.The...
Talkin' Texas Brown's Comments Certain to Raise 'Huskers Hackles
James Brown walks by a napping pit bull . . . and kicks it. He happens upon a teeming hornet's nest . . . and smashes his face next to it for a look-see. Superman's cape? . . . He yanks it.Those absurd - and fictitious - moves might have been of less...
Teen-Ager to Get Nerve Transplant Today
Mauled by a bear, Anna Louise Knochel is putting hope for her right leg in the hands of a pioneering Washington University surgeon.A surgeon at Washington University Medical School is set to perform an experimental nerve transplant today that could save...
Television Q & A
Q. I am a loyal fan of the "Beavis & Butt-Head" television show on MTV. Recently, they stopped showing it during the day. Do you know if they will begin showing "Beavis & Butt-Head" again, especially on Friday?A. The video-watching underachievers are...
Towns Captured, Zaire Rebels Claim
Zairian rebels claimed Monday that they had captured towns at the northern and southern ends of a front 250 miles long, seized a gold and diamond mining center and penetrated parts of Kisangani, a regional capital.Missionaries confirmed that the rebels...
Tracking Costs Agency Wants Bidding on Amtrak Routes
Illinois officials want to hold competitive bidding for the right to provide rail service now operated by Amtrak on routes running from Chicago to Quincy, St. Louis and Carbondale."What we're trying to do is get the costs down," a spokesman for the Illinois...
Turner Quickly Turns to Business
Ron I and Ron II eased a lot of anxiety Monday on the Illini football team.Ron Turner, alias Ron II, motivated his troops with a 45-minute talk barely four hours after being announced as head coach.And athletic director Ron Guenther, Ron I, scored big...
Untested Warrior Becomes Clinton's Champion in Budget Battle
IN FRANKLIN D. RAINES, the new director of the Office of Management and Budget, President Bill Clinton has sent an untested warrior to engage Congress in what he calls his main second-term challenge: balancing the government's books for the first time...
U.S. Fails to Act on Serbian Abuses
A Communist tyrant, humiliated in elections, annuls the results. When huge crowds demonstrate against his corrupt rule, he silences press and television coverage of the protests. And through the crisis no senior official of the U.S. government deplores...
Vikings Out-Foxed in Dual Opener
The Francis Howell High Vikings received a wake-up call last week in their opening wrestling dual of the season.Each team won seven matches, but the host team, Fox, won the competition 37-34.Both Howell and Fox were undefeated in dual meets a year ago....
Vw's Stock Suffers from Gm's Suit Racketeering Charges Could Cost Vw Billions
Volkswagen stock fell nearly 5 percent Monday on fears that the German automaker may be forced to pay billions of dollars to General Motors Corp. for alleged industrial espionage.Analysts said share prices may continue to drop as long as the threat of...
With Trio of Starters Back, Champs Eager for More
The Francis Howell High boys basketball team is expecting big things this season.And why not? The Vikings return three starters - including a pair of All-Gateway Athletic Conference performers - from a team that finished 20-7 overall and tied with Troy...
Worldly-Wise Jaycee Apartments Win Contest; Residents like Them Fine, Too
Rudy Lefholz and Natalie Thiele feel that they can take on the world. Earlier this month, they did exactly that and came out on top.After winning first place in state and national Jaycees competitions, Lefholz and Thiele entered their community-development...
Young No Worse for Wear as 49ers Pound Falcons
Steve Young flashed that look, and the San Francisco 49ers knew all was right with the world.Young, fully recovered from two concussions and a groin strain that hampered him most of the season, ran and passed the 49ers to a 34-10 rout of the Atlanta...
Young, Wilkins Help 49ers Demolish Reeling Atlanta
Steve Young ran for two touchdowns and threw for another before leaving midway through the third quarter as San Francisco cruised to a 34-10 victory over Atlanta on Monday night.Young threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Terry Kirby on the 49ers' first...