St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 10, 1996

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20th Judicial Circuit Judges Select Belleville Lawyer to Fill Vacancy
Patrick M. Young, a Belleville lawyer, has been selected by judges in the 20th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy created by the retirement last week of associate judge C. Glenn Stevens, also of Belleville.Stevens, 55, announced in October that he...
'94 Federal Law Is Making Anti-Abortion Protests Scarce -
AFTER 15 YEARS, marked by passion, disruption and sometimes violence, the protest demonstrations at abortion clinics have almost faded into history.The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, passed in 1994 after a series of slayings by anti-abortion...
Albright Breaks a Couple of Molds
My wife's magnificent Aunt Julia, who has gone to her eternal reward, worked for many years as a legal secretary. During her career, she found one lawyer particularly difficult. That lawyer was a woman.So when my wife went to law school, Aunt Julia had...
Alderman Kern Running for Belleville Mayor He Will Head Slate of Candidates in City Election Set for April 1
Belleville Alderman Mark Kern announced Monday that he would run for mayor in the municipal election April 1 and would head a full slate under the Neighborhoods for Good Government Party banner.Candidates for the rest of the ticket were not disclosed,...
Ali Is Still a Hero to Us His Message Toda Y Is about Brotherhood
IT's a different time from when Muhammad Ali was first proclaimed a hero. Then, an athlete with braggadocio and grace, who was fast and pretty, who changed his name, defied his government and yet reclaimed his place, was hailed by many for taking a stand....
Andrew J. Owens, a Former Official with the Meatcutters Union
Andrew J. Owens, a former official with the Meatcutters union here, died Saturday (Dec. 7, 1996) of cancer at his home in Florissant. He was 75.Mr. Owens retired in 1977 as the business agent of Local 88 of the Meatcutters' union. He had been Local 88's...
Anthropologist Mary Leakey Dies; Found Evidence of Human Origins
Mary Leakey, an archaeologist and anthropologist who in 1978 discovered footprints that are the oldest evidence of the origins of humanity, died Monday (Dec. 9, 1996). She was 83.Ms. Leakey's driving curiosity about prehistoric humans led her and her...
Anxious Teamsters Await Counting of Votes for Leader Carey Camp Fears Return to Mob Rule; Hoffa Pledges to Build Union's Muscle
Ballot-counting begins today in a Teamsters presidential election that is raising questions for a rejuvenated labor movement and the new leadership of the AFL-CIO.Ron Carey and James Hoffa are vying for control of the nation's most storied union, the...
Bankruptcy Question Filled with Complications
Q: My daughter had to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy because of what her husband did. He stole everything she had. Then, since his credit was bad, he charged a huge amount for tools, stereo equipment and other things in her name. After her divorce, she...
Blessings on the Innocent
LONG ago, a traveler journeyed all over the known world, seeking to learn all he could about the customs and traditions of various lands. One day he came upon some people who lived in a secluded corner of the world. They seemed to the traveler to be...
Bowls Settled, but Not Controversy
Notre Dame and Wyoming aren't going to bowls, even though they wanted to. Brigham Young and Nebraska are going to bowls, but not the ones they wanted to. And Florida and Florida State are going to THE bowl, but they're not the teams the fans wanted.Except...
Boy, 12, Fights off Fumes to Dial 911 Action Enabled Police to Save Four People
Before becoming disoriented and dropping the phone, 12-year-old Kenneth Allen managed to call 911 Monday morning to ask for help for his mother, who had just collapsed on the living room floor.Kenneth's call and quick work by Moline Acres police may...
Briefs
CIA DIRECTORDeutch Will Step Down Within WeeksCIA Director John Deutch, passed over in President Bill Clinton's search for a new defense secretary, plans to quit as intelligence chief in the next week or two, an administration official said Monday. The...
Briefs
CIA DIRECTORDeutch Will Step Down Within WeeksCIA Director John Deutch, passed over in President Bill Clinton's search for a new defense secretary, plans to quit as intelligence chief in the next week or two, an administration official said Monday. The...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNSaputo's Italian Deli and Grocery has opened at 2443 Highway K in the 4 Seasons Center in O'Fallon. The store is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Phone: 272-2370.Mail Boxes Etc. has opened at 6217 Mid Rivers...
Business Pendulum Leans toward Sales, Spinoffs
Businesses go through pendulum swings, diversifying through acquisitions and mergers and then getting back to basics through sales and spinoffs.The pendulum seems to favor slimming down these days.Monsanto Co., which said Monday that it would spin off...
By Candlelight . . . Families of Drunk-Driver Victims Find Comfort, Deliver Message
Gloria Baker wept quietly through most of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving candlelight vigil Saturday at All Saints Church in St. Peters.On Aug. 23, her son, 31-year-old James Roy Baker of Leesburg, was driving in Buchanan County. He stopped to get...
Campaign Spending Reports in on Proposition, Judges, Council
The committee supporting Proposition M, the proposal that asked St. Charles County voters to raise the sales tax by one-half of 1 percent to finance a mass-transit system, raised and spent more than $143,000 for its campaign, according to records filed...
Class Conscious Lucky Teachers Win Time out, While Their Students Get the Principal
Students at Francis Howell North High School are getting a chance to meet their new principal, Darlene Jones, and their teachers are getting a break.Jones began holding a drawing at monthly faculty meetings this year. She pulls a teacher's name out and...
Clinton Must Cooperate with Congress
President Bill Clinton's victory in the Nov. 5 general election is reminiscent of numerous past American presidential elections. Seemingly down and out in 1994 after the shocking loss of his Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, the president...
Coach `Pleasantly Surprised' with Lady Pirates" 2-2 Start
St. Charles High girls basketball coach Pam Gevecker has already adjusted her goals for the current season."We were 16-11 last year, when we had both Julie Williams and Katie Panhorst," the coach said. "With Julie gone (to the University of Iowa) and...
Council Skeptical on Apartments
St. Charles City Council members are cool to the idea of more apartment units anywhere in the city, particularly in the low-income neighborhood known as Powell Terrace.The council next week will take a final vote on a bill that would subdivide more than...
Courts Keep Majority from Trampling Rights of Minority
Quite a few prominent supporters of California's Proposition 209 have their shorts twisted in a knot over a federal judge's action to block the Nov. 5 passage of their beloved anti-affirmative action initiative. They should calm down. The system works....
Critics Quick to Attack Plan for Disposing of Plutonium Burning It, Burying It Considered Best Options
Energy Department plans to destroy 50 tons of surplus plutonium by encasing it in glass or burning it in nuclear reactors drew sharp reaction Monday.Critics called the proposal a sop to the nuclear power industry.Energy Department officials argued that...
Dialing Up the Internet Netscape, Baby Bells Join in Cyberspace
Netscape Communications Corp. and five regional phone companies today plan to announce an aggressive drive to jointly market Internet access to 72 million Baby Bell customers in 26 states.The online computer service was expected to be available by the...
Did Vw Apologize to Gm, or Not?
The chairman of Volkswagen AG said Monday he regrets the "confusion and aggravation" caused by his company's legal battle with U.S.-based General Motors Corp., the German financial news service VWD reported.Ferdinand Piech's comments came in a briefing...
Dorsey Toasts 4 More in Ksd-Am Ownership
STAR POWER: The Dorsey Group, new owner of KSD-AM, has lured four new partners to its enterprise: actor John Goodman, Metro Lighting prez Bill Frisella and Napoli Food chieftains Bob Lenzen and Tom Mullen. These four will join a half dozen or so other...
Du Pont Found Competent to Stand Trial Millionaire Accused in Slaying of Wrestler
The judge who found John E. du Pont too delusional two months ago to stand trial in the shooting of a wrestler found him competent Monday after psychiatrists said heavy doses of drugs helped clear his head.The millionaire murder defendant is "admittedly...
Early Signing Lets O'mara Play His Game
Brian O'Mara wasn't planning to commit during basketball's early signing period. But the offer he received from the University of Tennessee-Martin was too good to pass up."I could've waited to see about offers from other schools and then signed after...
Experienced Zezel May Be Glue That Holds Hull, Keenan Together
Peter Zezel has seen it all before. He played for Mike Keenan during Keenan's emergence as an impact coach in Philadelphia. He played with Brett Hull during Hull's emergence as an impact player with the Blues.So perhaps it was no surprise for Zezel to...
FBI Offering $500,000 in Atlanta Blast Agency Hopes Someone Has Photo Showing Olympic Park Bomber
The FBI posted a $500,000 reward Monday for information about the July 27 Olympic Games bombing in Atlanta, and for the first time played a tape of the 911 warning call, hoping someone might recognize the man's deep, slow voice.One-time suspect Richard...
Fernandez Gets $35 Million, Five-Year Deal to Return Home
Showing how much free agency can be worth, Alex Fernandez got a $35 million, five-year contract from the Florida Marlins on Monday.Less than 48 hours after he became a free agent, Fernandez agreed to a deal that makes him baseball's second-highest-paid...
Fire and Ice Bliss a Fighter Who Is Calm under Pressure
They exist, just like they exist in any other athlete. All the emotions, the gut-stomping disappointments, the goosebump highs, the adrenaline that pumps on the first tee and vibrates with each putt thereafter - they are deep inside Don Bliss.The harshness...
Fishing for Tips? Try the `1997 Prospects' Report
Need a few good tips on the best places to pursue your favorite fish in Missouri? Then check out the 1997 Fishing Prospects report from the Missouri Department of Conservation. It has detailed information on prospects for fishing success at 22 streams...
Gains and Losses in Tax Game
You'll never guess who just joined the ranks of supply-siders. The New York Times, that's who.At least that is the logical conclusion of a big investigative expose splashed all over the front page on Sunday Dec. 1, under the headline "Wealthy, Helped...
Gas Bills to Hit the Roof ; January '96: $105.90 January '97: $141.04
Bundle up and hunker down. Natural gas prices are soaring, and it will take a warmer-than-normal winter to save consumers from cold shock when they open their heating bills this winter.The Missouri Public Service Commission warned Monday that, in the...
Goldman Lays out Grief over Slaying Plaintiffs Rest; Simpson's Lawyer Grills Detective
Bringing his quest to prove that O.J. Simpson killed his son to a sorrowful climax, Fred Goldman took the stand Monday and told of the huge void the slaying had left in his life."There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of Ron," said Goldma...
Good News about Medicaid Costs
A surprising slowdown in the cost of the federal-state Medicaid health insurance program for the needy bodes well for the future of that program. The slowdown shows how unwise it can be for Congress to propose extreme changes at the first sign of a funding...
Green Works His December Magic
Two weeks ago, one play did in the Vikings against Denver. This time, in a different dome, one play did wonders.Protecting a game-long lead, and their resurgent playoff hopes, the Vikings denied Detroit's potential game-tying two-point conversion Sunday...
Hopes, Fears Niagara Casino Brings Jobs, Raises Concerns
A Canadian casino opened 100 yards from the U.S. border Monday with expectations it will rake in jobs, tourists and more money than any Las Vegas gaming hall.Predictions of 9,000 new jobs and more visitors to a city already flush with tourism have Canadian...
Howard Rollins, Actor, Dead at 46
Howard Rollins, the Oscar-nominated actor who was bounced from the TV series "In the Heat of the Night" in 1993 because of drug abuse, has died at 46.A spokeswoman for his agent said Rollins died Sunday night at Roosevelt Hospital of a bacterial infection...
How to Skip (Safely) Rental Car Insurance
When you rent a car, the rental agency offers to sell you trip insurance to cover an accident you might have.Motorists usually decline it. They get the same or better protection from their personal auto insurance or insurance provided by the credit card...
Hull Trade Talk May Be Behind Latest Dispute
As usual, the latest Brett Hull vs. Mike Keenan taffy-pull extends far beyond the surface stickiness.What the Zamboni is going on?Hull had been touchy for weeks, since Keenan broke their season-long truce. The coach has blamed his veteran leadership...
In Rain, Raiders Rule, Beat Chiefs
The Chiefs-Raiders rivalry has been a one-sided affair in Kansas City's favor in the 1990s. On a rainy Monday night, Oakland ended years of frustration with a lopsided victory of its own.Jeff Hostetler threw three touchdown passes, Napoleon Kaufman ran...
Iraq Gets Permission to Sell Oil to Buy Food, Medicine
The United Nations gave Iraq permission Monday to resume oil exports for the first time since 1990 to buy food and medicine.In Iraq, people rejoiced when state media announced the deal. In the poor neighborhoods of Baghdad, the capital, large crowds...
Iraq Gets Permission to Sell Oil to Buy Food, Medicine Residents of Baghdad Rejoice at News of Relaxed Sanctions
The United Nations gave Iraq permission Monday to resume oil exports for the first time since 1990 to buy food and medicine.In Iraq, people rejoiced when state media announced the deal. In the poor neighborhoods of Baghdad, the capital, large crowds...
It's Official: Monsanto to Divide into 2 Firms Up to 2,500 out of 28,000 Might Lose Jobs
Deciding that the road to success requires two separate paths, Monsanto Co. said Monday that it would spin off its chemical division as an independent company.Creating separate chemical and life sciences companies will cost the jobs of 1,500 to 2,500...
J.H. Hexter, Professor Emrertus at Wu, Dies Founded School's Center for History of Freedom
J.H. "Jack" Hexter, professor emeritus of history at Washington University and former director of its Center for the History of Freedom, died Sunday (Dec. 8, 1996) of congestive heart failure at his home in west St. Louis. He was 86.Professor Hexter,...
Judge Orders Court in East Alton Closed in Dispute over Rent
A dispute over rent has shut down a courtroom in East Alton where famed defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey once argued a murder case.Chief Circuit Judge Nicholas G. Byron of Madison County said Monday that the failure of the County Board and city officials...
Justices Review Redistricting Again High Court Seems Dubious of Drawing Boundaries with Race in Mind
THE POLITICS of running for Congress in Georgia and for a school board in Louisiana provided the backdrop Monday for the Supreme Court to consider race as a factor in redrawing election districts.In separate argument sessions, the court appeared wary...
Lafayette Square's Harmony on the Line
UNDER THE STEADY GAZE of a towering bronze statue of Thomas Hart Benton, Lafayette Park today remains the haven for its residents that it was when built by the city in 1836.Pieces of art dot the near South Side park. A serpent sits atop a much-surprised...
Large Stock Rally Omits Small-Caps Bear Markets Usual Time for Such Big-Little Gaps
The raging bull market that pushed the Dow Jones industrial average past 6,500 last week has turned into an exclusive affair: While large stocks are leaping up, smaller companies' shares are going nowhere.In fact, the past six months have seen the largest...
Lit in Lights English Teachers Use Video and the Net to Make Their Points
IN AN ERA of electronic innovation, one might expect 9,000 English teachers to stand defiant against the decline of the printed word - sort of a Chaucer's Last Stand mindset.But no. The mood at a recent gathering of the National Council of Teachers of...
Making Decisions by Consensus Suits Shapiro's Management Style
Robert B. Shapiro, 58, is a collaborative sort of leader, one who knows what he wants and knows how to get people to carry out that mission.So says Ray Hilgert, a Washington University professor of management and industrial relations."He doesn't just...
Mayor Refutes Urban Decay `the Future Offers Much Promise,' Mayor Tells Group
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said Monday that reports about downtown St. Louis being in rapid decline exaggerate its condition."The sky isn't falling," Bosley said. "In fact, the sky is the limit."More than 100 downtown business owners and others heard his...
Microsoft and Philip Morris Pace Rebound
Stocks logged their biggest rally in a month Monday as investors steamrolled past last week's remarks from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and drove Microsoft Corp. and Philip Morris Cos. to all-time highs.NA rise in Treasury bonds led investors...
Minnesota Prep Star Growing Up Fast El-Amin Balances Marriage, Hoops
"I'm kind of a rarity," Khalid El-Amin said.That's true. There aren't many high school seniors around the country who have El-Amin's basketball talent, which has made him one of the most coveted point guard recruits. Fact is, he might find no one to...
Minority Council Presents Awards Individuals, Businesses Receive Honors
Eight individuals and companies were honored by the St. Louis Minority Business Council on Monday. The annual awards luncheon highlighted firms that advanced the efforts of minority- and female-owned companies.The main speaker was Harriet R. Michel,...
Money Notes
Here's A Chance To Sneak Into High-flying Closed FundAttention, mutual-fund investors: You may have a back-door entry into one of the better U.S. stock mutual funds that is officially closed to new investors.The top-performing fund is Vanguard Windsor,...
Morning Briefing
Record Jury Award In Suit Over Carpal Tunnel SyndromeA federal jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday awarded a secretary more than $5.3 million for arm, wrist and hand injuries suffered from using Digital Equipment Corp. keyboards in what is believed to...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It's Tuesday, moanin'.The Chicago Tribune's MELISSA ISAACSON weighed in with this salvo after the Lambs' blowout loss to the Bears on Sunday:"A cynic would say these were the St. Louis Rams we're talking about here, a team whose lack of discipline is...
No Good Comes out of Ignoring an Evil
Dear Ann Landers: During a lengthy visit with my parents, my 5-year-old daughter was sexually molested by a neighbor's grandson, who is 15. She told me about it a few weeks later, after we had returned home. I am shocked and broken-hearted about what...
Obituaries
Jeanette KosteckiJeanette Kostecki, 88, of St. Charles, died Friday (Dec. 6, 1996) at her home.Mrs. Kostecki was a homemaker. The funeral Mass was Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Shrewsbury. Among survivors...
Oxford Bound Area Student at Duke U. Is Named Rhodes Scholar
When Dean John Sauer was in fourth grade he would write a sentence and polish it two or three times until it met his standards."Even in fourth grade John set very high standards for himself," said Joan Krumrey, Sauer's fourth-grade teacher at Oak Hill/Villa...
Parker Back with Webster; Says Absence `a Misunderstanding'
After meeting with coach Tim Moore for an hour on Monday, Missouri recruit Johnnie Parker laid to rest rumors he had quit the Webster Groves' basketball team, calling the situation a misunderstanding.Reports of a departure surfaced at Missouri's game...
Payton Outshines Iverson as Sonics Defeat 76ers
The reigning defensive player of the year met the likely rookie of the year, and Gary Payton was years ahead of Allen Iverson.Payton got the better of Iverson in nearly every facet of the game, scoring a team-high 26 points as the visiting Seattle SuperSonics...
People
Just hair-say? We understand that super-journalist DIANE SAWYER may have had more than her own coiffure in mind when she packed along her personal hairdresser for a trip to Monaco.Sawyer flew in to interview bald-but-beautiful PRINCESS CAROLINE, whose...
Perry Warns China about Weapons Sales to Iran Reports Exaggerated, Chinese General Says
Defense Secretary William Perry told China's defense minister Monday that weapons sales to Iran could backfire on China.Gen. Chi Haotian, the Chinese official, said he would "consider the point" but maintained that reports of the sales had been exaggerated.The...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:COURT ACTIONSSt. Charles County: David C. Primeau, a former Fort Zumwalt North High School football coach who sexually assaulted a teen-age girl, was...
Put It on the P.A
The senior class at St. Charles High School has chosen Chris Prinster and Damon Williams to receive the annual Good Citizen Awards. Both students will be recognized at the end of the school year, when their names will be engraved on a bronze plate for...
Rams' Fragile Psyche Puzzles Brooks Coach Finds Fights, Ejections Inexcusable
If he were a hockey referee instead of a football coach, Rich Brooks would hand out game misconducts to the Rams for their second-half behavior against Chicago."The three personal fouls and two ejections, there's no excuse for it," Brooks said Monday....
Remembering Oklahoma City Bombing in Christmas Special
ONE thing is certain about Kathie Lee Gifford: She enjoys all kinds of music.If you doubt that all you have to do is check out her holiday special, "Kathie Lee: Just in Time for Christmas," airing Wednesday night.Joining Gifford for her celebration are...
Renovation, Bosley Lease under Scrutiny Hud Investigating Office Used by Mayor's Campaign
The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched an investigation Monday into renovation of an office that is Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s campaign headquarters. Investigators also are questioning whether the owners are charging enough rent.The...
Rescuing Downtown
If downtown St. Louis is withering, does it matter to people who don't live or work there? The answer is a resounding yes, as Post-Dispatch reporter Charlene Prost explained Sunday in stories detailing the plight of downtown. Downtown gives a metropolitan...
Robert Potter Takes Helm of Chemicals Division
Robert Gene Potter, 57, could be called a Monsanto "lifer." He has been with the company for 31 years - all of his career except for a three-year stint in the Navy following college.The man who will head the chemicals division of Monsanto is a native...
Schedule Eased to Help Youngsters `What's Best' Means Facing Small Schools
Mike Thorne is just being realistic."Let's face it, the (Gateway Athletic Conference) is the best wrestling conference in the state," said Thorne, the varsity coach at St. Charles High. "And at this point, we're not in a position to compete with teams...
School District Faces Financial Nightmare Residents Fear Drastic Measures in Maplewood-Richmond Heights
Maplewood-Richmond Heights school officials speak these days about some big mistakes, including the overspending of the district's $8.5 million budget last year by more than $1.5 million.Some teachers fear the mistakes will force cuts in jobs and educational...
Short Notice High School Choir Almost Misses Chance to Sing at White House
All Felicia Robinson really hoped for from her trip to Washington last weekend with a Central Visual and Performing Arts High School group was to lock eyes with President Bill Clinton."I was expecting to see him and to shake his hand," said the senior....
Slu Cracks Down on Alcorn St. Defense, Barentine Give Billikens Win They Need
After watching his Billikens lay enough bricks in their previous three games to construct another Kiel Center, St. Louis U. coach Charlie Spoonhour was easily mollified."All I know is, 1-3 isn't any fun," Spoonhour said Monday night after SLU bulldozed...
Some Wins Needed to Get Team on Track
Gary Wacker, the new boys basketball coach at St. Charles, needs some time.And a victory or two wouldn't hurt."We're 0-2, but the kids are working hard and we're seeing some progress," Wacker said. "I came in late and we're playing a style that's completely...
Source of Arterial Clogs Not Well Understood
Dear Dr. Donohue: Six years ago, I had a heart attack and had bypass surgery because of artery blockage. Recently, an angiogram showed the bypass arteries still opened, but there is blockage of 60 percent in another heart artery. I understand that such...
South Africa's Constitution Ignores a Key Issue
The level of violence erupting in central Africa recently has nearly overshadowed a more promising development in the southern part of the continent. There, South Africa approved a constitution guaranteeing equal rights to all and banning capital punishment....
Spin Doctors of Local TV Seem Happy with Ratings
WHICH St. Louis TV station did best during the November ratings sweeps?Well, all of them.The hard numbers are these: For the 6 p.m. newscast, Monday through Friday, Channel 5 led with a 19 rating and 32 percent share of the viewing audience, followed...
Sports Shorts
REPORT: ROBINSON BEING FORCED OUTEddie Robinson is being forced out as Grambling's football coach, a post he has held for 55 years, ESPN reported.The network, citing unidentified sources, said the winningest coach in college football must either resign...
Sports Shorts
REPORT: ROBINSON BEING FORCED OUTEddie Robinson is being forced out as Grambling's football coach, a post he has held for 55 years, ESPN reported.The network, citing unidentified sources, said the winningest coach in college football must either resign...
Spotlight
Amy Rook, a junior at Wright City High School, loves being a cheerleader.Of the many contributions Amy makes to her school, she said cheerleading is one of the most enjoyable, and it gives her an opportunity to help raise school spirit.Amy, 16, has been...
Stepping Back Commons Area Homes Open for Tour
Rick and Lori Gibson allowed at least 700 people to walk on their white carpets Sunday afternoon.The Gibsons, who own a colonial revival-style house painted robin's-egg blue at 523 North Sixth Street in St. Charles, were among 10 families who opened...
Talent Pool, Losing Results Don't Add Up over Weekend
Conference USA teams are finding out potential and performance aren't always the same.Consider that 10 of the highly regarded league's 12 teams played Saturday. More than half of them lost, to opponents such as Missouri-Kansas City, Northwestern, Vanderbilt...
Team Turmoil Prevails vs. Oilers Blues Come Up Big, Notch Sweep on Tough Weekend
In the midst of a turbulent weekend, the Blues have learned a valuable lesson: You can't lose with Brett Hull and you can't lose without him.At least that's been the scenario in consecutive slump-snapping victories. After surprising Colorado on Friday...
Teen-Agers Charged with Murder in Death of Newborn
Two teen-agers whose newborn son was found dead in a motel trash bin were charged with first-degree murder in an indictment returned by a grand jury Monday.Prosecutors had said even before the teen-agers were arrested last month that the state would...
The Thought for Today . . . and Evermore
BY ANY MEASURE, 25 years and 39 days on the radio every weekday morning makes for a phenomenal broadcast career.It's especially unusual when you're dead.Richard Louis Evans died in Salt Lake City on Nov. 1, 1971, of a viral infection of the central nervous...
Thumbs Down to Those with Thumbs Out
Dear Abby: When I saw that letter from "Worried," whose husband picks up hitchhikers, I had to write.He may do it because it makes him feel good, but he should listen to his wife. Or maybe he would rather hear it from me. I've had first-hand experience.My...
TV Q & A
Q. What's the story on Tom Berenger and Stephen Lange doing a movie based on an incident during the Spanish-American war?A. Filming has just been completed on "Rough Riders," which will air as a two-part miniseries in July on TNT.Q. Please give me information...
Twa Presses Search for New CEO Denies Choosing Iam's Favorite
If Trans World Airlines Inc. were a democracy, Jonathan Ornstein might well succeed Jeffrey H. Erickson as president and chief executive.For four days, TWA's machinists have been flooding the airline's headquarters with faxes endorsing Ornstein, the...
U.S. Backs Plutonium Use in Plants
Hoping to pressure Russia to step up its destruction of weapons-grade plutonium, the Energy Department embraced on Monday using U.S. plutonium in commercial nuclear power plants.The Washington Post disclosed the plan on Sunday.The decision ignited controversy...
U.S. Teachers Working Longer Their Salary Is High but Pales Compared to Other Jobs, Study Says
American schoolteachers teach longer hours than most of their colleagues abroad. Their pay ranks high worldwide but looks worse when teachers' incomes are compared with the pay of other jobs.Making the profession attractive to newcomers is becoming increasingly...
U.S. to Monitor Texas Elections after Allegations of Vote Fraud
Federal poll watchers will monitor voting in Texas today because of claims of election fraud in one of three congressional districts holding special runoffs.Supporters of Nick Lampson, a Democrat, requested the monitors. They alleged that blacks were...
Weighty Matter Obesity Drugs Showing Promise, but Sometimes Have Side Effects
Last week, a drug company asked the federal Food and Drug Administration to approve a dieter's dream: a pill that stops the body from absorbing almost a third of the fat it takes in.It was the first in a new generation of drugs promising to finally treat...
White Media Discount CIA Failure
The Central Intelligence Agency should be abolished because of this deadly crack incident. It has nothing to do with whether the CIA brought crack into the country. The CIA with its multibillion-dollar budget was created to protect us from foreign threats....
Williams, Macpherson Toe Line in Bowling's Battle of the Sexes
If you liked watching Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs, this will be right up your alley.Bowling's Battle of the Sexes will be held Friday when the top male bowler and top female bowler square off in the $30,000 Merit Showdown.Walter Ray Williams Jr....