St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 21, 1996

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23 Second-Half Points by Fortson Boost Bearcats
The only person who stopped Danny Fortson all night was Danny Fortson.After missing most of the first half because of foul trouble, Fortson returned and scored 23 second-half points Thursday night, leading No. 7 Cincinnati to a 102-79 victory over previously...
38 More Hostages Freed, but Standoff in Peru Continues
*The group was the largest released by the Tupac Amaru rebels since they stormed the Japanese ambassador's residence Tuesday night.Communist rebels freed 38 more hostages Friday, including three ambassadors, as diplomats worked to end a three-day standoff...
ABC Committed Fraud in Supermarket Report, Jury Finds
*Food Lion contended that the broadcast cost it $1.7 billion to $2.5 billion in lost sales and stock value.A federal jury ruled Friday that ABC had committed fraud in sending reporters to go undercover as Food Lion employees for a "PrimeTime Live" expose...
Adults Are Aware of Airbag Safety
*In a poll, 80 percent of adults knew that children should ride only in the back seat of a car that has a passenger-side airbag.Eighty percent of adults understand that a child under 12 should ride in the rear seat of a car that has a passenger side...
Aldermen's Resolution Honors City's Fired Recreation Chief
*During the session, a critic of the mayor attacked the firing of Rice-Peebles as a "bureaucratic lynching."With critics accusing Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. of "a bureaucratic lynching," the Board of Aldermen on Friday overwhelmingly approved a resolution...
Ambush Know the Drill, Extend Winning Streak to 7 Games
In a previous incarnation, the Edmonton Drillers (nee Chicago Power) would have bowed down to the Ambush at the drop of the pregame stat sheet.But that was in another life, and the Drillers were in no such compliant mood Friday night at Kiel Center.The...
Amid Ominous Signals, Brooks Upbeat as Rams Face Saints, Coach Awaits His Fate
Rich Brooks has been on the hot seat so long, he's even joking about it. Rick Venturi said he is not even thinking about his precarious situation.It was Nov. 3 when Rams President John Shaw told Brooks after a 42-6 loss to Pittsburgh that he had until...
Anti-Gun Zealots Use Deceit and Emotionalism
Most, if not all, anti-gun zealots propagate their beliefs by the philosophy that any means justifies the end - in this case, the disarming of America. What they might see as shameless deceit in other areas, they unhesitatingly use to advance toward...
At Iowa, the Hits Keep on Coming
* Early-season ailments have taken their toll on the Hawkeyes.Tom Davis isn't questioning the heart of his University of Iowa basketball team, but he couldn't be blamed if he were - and we don't mean because the Hawkeyes are a disappointing 6-3 entering...
Atlanta Burns Nets with 3s for 5 in a Row
Steve Smith scored 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks, continuing a hot streak from 3-point range, beat the New Jersey Nets 109-95 Friday night in Atlanta for their fifth win in a row.The Hawks, who have won 10 of 12, broke the game open by outscoring the...
Atlanta Burns Nets with 3s for 5 in a Row
Steve Smith scored 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks, continuing a hot streak from 3-point range, beat the New Jersey Nets 109-95 Friday night in Atlanta for their fifth win in a row.The Hawks, who have won 10 of 12, broke open the game by outscoring the...
A Tough Cookie: Stained-Glass Ornaments
FOR THE FIRST 13 years of my life, I ate nothing but store-bought cookies. I didn't know there was any other kind.And then one day, a home economics teacher had us bake big, chunky oatmeal cookies filled with spices, raisins and pecans.One taste and...
Back in `the Garden of Finzi-Continis'
Knight-Ridder Newspapers A QUARTER-CENTURY after it won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" is back, opening in St. Louis Christmas Day.The lush, melancholy drama, directed by Vittorio De Sica, details...
Bacon Adds Hearty Flavor to Potato Soup
Q: Does anyone have the recipe for potato soup that was served at the old House of Maret on South Lindbergh Boulevard?Vera Ochonicky, St. LouisA: Virginia Horrell, High Ridge, and Wanda Berkbigler, Perryville, Mo., sent recipes for potato soup. Perhaps...
Barkley Shows His Nose for Trouble 2nd Suspension on Tap after Ref Poked in Schnoz
Tales from the cryptic side of the NBA:Nose Job: Fans went to a basketball game and a bout broke out.Houston's Charles Barkley poked referee Jack Nies on the nose while voicing his indignation over a call in a 115-101 San Antonio victory Thursday over...
Before Treating Hawthorn Tree, Be Sure of Problem
Q: I have two Washington hawthorn trees that have developed fire blight. I have sprayed a fungicide during the flowering stage and even though berries are produced they soon turn blackand rot. What treatment can I use?A: Be sure you've correctly diagnosed...
Blues Go Shopping for a New Coach Caron May Return as GM
The healing began as soon as Blues chairman Jerry Ritter fired Mike Keenan as general manager and coach.But as Ritter said Thursday, "This is not an end-all, but it's a start."Now the Blues must fill the two most important jobs on the staff with nearly...
But Big Shortcuts Make Them Child's Play
OK, OK, I HEAR YOU. Your 100 hour-a-week job does not allow for a Kodak moment with you and your child fashioning cookies in a spotless kitchen.The next best thing is refrigerated cookie dough and crushed hard candies. With just a few ingredients (and...
Buying Jewelry Requires Some Homework
IS JEWELRY ON your holiday shopping list? The answer is probably yes because it's one of the easiest gifts to buy. No need to worry about size and fit or color and coordination.Most women can always make room for another pair of earrings, a brooch, necklace...
By Any Name, Bailey Helps Mccluer Beat District Rival
McCluer coach Spencer Fleming nearly misspoke when talking about an important shot in Friday's matchup against visiting McCluer North."The second 3-pointer by Jocelyn - I mean Jasmine - was a big one," Fleming said.Jasmine Bailey's 3-point basket gave...
Carl Sagan, Celebrated Author and Astronomer, Dies at 62
His award-winning books and TV specials helped make the universe, and its "billions and billions " of stars, a little less mysterious for many.Carl Sagan, who rhapsodized about a universe populated by "billions and billions" of stars, was a rare star...
Carolina Panthers Are Real Deal
The blueprint has come to life. First, the Carolina Panthers franchise. Then Ericsson Stadium. Now a Super Bowl contender. Don't say it took only two years and 31 games. This isn't happening overnight."We have a plan, and we're just trying to carry out...
Catholic Teachers Disparage New Contract
* The Archdiocese's elementary teachers wanted - but didn't get - salaries and benefits similar to high school teachers'.Catholic elementary school teachers received on Friday a three-year salary contract. Most aren't happy.The St. Louis Archdiocese...
Chicago Police Charged with Shaking Down Drug Pushers
*A joint federal-city operation leads to Chicago's most serious corrpution case in years.Seven Chicago police officers were arrested Friday on federal charges of plotting to shake down and rob drug pushers who actually were undercover FBI agents and...
Chiefs Players Never Expected to Be Close to Elimination
The Kansas City Chiefs never dreamed they might need to beat Buffalo on the last regular season weekend just to reach the playoffs.Yet, here they are at 9-6, scrambling for one of the final wild-card berths."I never thought it would come to this," said...
Christmas Season Is All around Us Even on the Internet
There are a few more chances for those who feel the joyful season of anticipation and penance nearly has passed them by.Sunday is the fourth and final Sunday of Advent. All four candles will be lighted on Advent wreaths, and special prayers will be said...
Clinton Fills Remaining Cabinet Jobs for 2nd Term
*Pena nominated to head Energy Department in 11th-hour decision tokeep a Hispanic on board.President Bill Clinton named Federico Pena to head the Energy Department on Friday and nominated federal highway administrator Rodney Slater to succeed Pena as...
Clinton Rues Contact with Chinese Arms Dealer
*The president added that he had no recollection of meeting the man, whose company is implicated in arms smuggling.President Bill Clinton admitted Friday that it was "clearly inappropriate" for a Chinese weapons dealer to attend a White House reception...
Corporations Take a Holiday
* More firms give employees extra time off this year.McDonnell Douglas Corp. and offices at Mallinckrodt Inc. have shut down for the year.Emerson Electric Co.'s offices will be open just four more days this year, but most employees will work only three...
Cry in Wilderness Heard around Worldwide Web
Voice From The DesertBy Bishop Jacques Gaillot116 pages, Crossroad Publishing, $15.95 When Roman Catholic Bishop Jacques Gaillot of France was removed from his post for outspoken views on controversial issues and assigned to a defunct diocese in the...
Demers Would Love 2nd Shot with Blues
Jacques Demers would relish a second dance as coach of the Blues.All he needs is an invitation."I have unfinished business in St. Louis," said Demers, now a Montreal Canadiens scout, "but nobody's called me from the Blues. "I will not call anybody. I...
Dennis a Menace for 5-3 Marquette
There have been times during the first few weeks of the season that Marquette High's Tyrone Dennis has had to be reminded that his role has changed.One of those moments came at halftime of a tied game Friday night after Dennis had scored four points...
Detroit Gets Ready to Rock Ambush Rockers Could Be Toughest Test
The Detroit Rockers will probably give the Ambush their toughest game of the year this afternoon at Kiel Center.No, indoor soccer fans, the NPSL defending champion Cleveland Crunch did not test the Bush as the Rockers will. Detroit, the top team in the...
E. Alton Plant Fire Cuts Power for about 18,500 Banks, Stores, School Close; Cause Unknown
*No injuries were reported in the fire, which was the second one at the facility within three days.Stoplights and furnaces went off. Banks, stores and a school closed. And the Olin Corp. manufacturing plant shut down and sent its workers home.The disruption...
Early Birds: That's the Ticket
*With tight security and holiday crowds, Lambert Field officials are urging passengers on domestic flights to show up about two hours early.If you're heading to Lambert Field during the holiday rush, be prepared for long waits, parking hassles and tight...
Epidemic Spawned City's Sewer System
My mother often talked about the opening of the Mill Creek sewer. I would like all the information I could get on the subject.Robert Laforest,St. Louis The City of St. Louis' sewer system grew out of the cholera epidemic of 1849. Before that, St. Louisans...
Even Santa's Jolly Elves Need a Trim Now and Then
HAVE YOU EVER wondered what Santa does after he's spent the night scooting down chimneys Christmas Eve? Why, he readies himself for Christmas dinner, of course.But before he can sup with his loved ones, he is quick to shed that red and white suit and...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPS* Let's see: 7UP is gone, Southwestern Bell left, Monsanto is splitting, McDonnell Douglas has been sold ... but, hey, we got the Rams!* C'mon, you Cowboys, let's win one for the pusher. * MARTIN HANDFORD has a new series of books out entitled...
Family Illuminates Neighborhood with It Version of Holiday Cheer
*A Jennings man and his family give visitors a free tour of their home through a winter wonderland of lights and figures.You can't miss Rob Flieger's house on a side street in Jennings.At night, the modest white frame home shines with 60,000 Christmas...
Fans Bid Farewell to Rfk Stadium
It has become one of the signature panoramas in television sports: The blimp's camera focuses on the Lincoln Memorial, then slowly pans past the Washington Monument and Capitol dome until it zeros in on the oval shape of RFK Stadium, filled, as always,...
Financial Blues
*The team has overspent on free agents, and been forced to buy out some players' contracts. Combined with declining attendance, the expenses make for staggering financial loss.In firing general manager and coach Mike Keenan, Blues chairman Jerry Ritter...
Geologist Wins Award for Mapping
Michael E. Wysession produced the first global map of a boundary region deep inside the earth.A Washington University geologist has been named one of 60 recipients of the inaugural Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.Michael...
Gingrich May Make Move to Own Up
*Congressional sources say the speaker may be preparing to admit wrongdoing to close ethics inquiries.House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be seeking a negotiated conclusion to the House ethics investigation of his conduct, congressional sources said Friday.Gingrich...
Giving Pets as Presents Is a Holiday No-No
CONSIDERING A KITTEN for the kids at Christmas? Or perhaps a puppy placed beneath your tree?If so, The Tail End has two pieces of advice.First, open your home to a homeless pet from your local animal shelter. Second, wait until after the holidays to...
Here's the Rub Massage Therapy Gaining Acceptance in Health-Care Field
TIME WAS WHEN THE WORD massage prompted smirks and turned-up noses. But today, as Americans shift their focus from simply treating health problems to preventing them, the alternative medical procedure has millions flocking to therapists."It works for...
How to Answer Foolish Remarks: With Great Tolerance
Dear Miss Manners: I am 12 3/4 years old and am faced with the problem of replying to the rather stupid observations "You've grown so tall!" and "The last time I saw you, you were this tall" (the latter accompanied by an absurd gesture).Why do adults...
How to Keep Pets Safe amid Holiday Temptations
WARNING: HOLIDAYS can be hazardous to your pet.Here are some of the things to watch for during this busy time, gleaned from a variety of sources, including the Humane Society of Missouri and the College of Veterinary Medicine at theUniversity of Missouri...
Hull Says Keenan Never Understood Blues Fans
Brett Hull's reaction to Mike Keenan's dismissal as general manager and coach was remarkably restrained."I'm not saying it's a relief, that's for sure," the Blues' star winger said. "You don't ever want to see anybody lose their job."We had our differences,...
HUNTING UP BOOKS ON THE OUTDOORS A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR ALL Series: Holiday Gift Guide (Seventh in a Series for the Discerning Sports Enthusiast)
Tales of a legendary duck poacher, songs of old St. Louis and a guide for local eagle watchers are highlights of this, the umpteenth annual Post-Dispatch Christmas book list for outdoors people.This season's list contains at least one title that should...
Illini's Gee Trying to Adjust to His New Sitting Position
Jerry Gee, who stands 6 feet 8 and weighs 239 pounds, has broad, well-muscled shoulders. These days, though, they're sagging a bit.Sagging under the pressure of trying to win back a job that he felt inherently was his. That attitude, he acknowledges...
Illness Can't Keep `Santa' from Making Her Rounds
Rita Swiener, 55, still believes in Santa Claus. She has seen Santa 30 times in the last 30 years.This Christmas Eve, Swiener and Santa will rendezvous at twilight in a warehouse on St. Louis' Produce Row. By 10 Christmas morning, when the two part,...
Is Big Daddy's Number Up with Rams? He's Facing the Mother of All Battles Shaw Set to Turn Thumbs Down?
Is this where it ends?Early this evening, will Rich Brooks stroll off the floor of the Trans World Dome, wave one last time to those ever-faithful fans at the northeast tunnel of the stadium, and walk off into the darkness?Probably so. Those close to...
Jaguars on Verge of Playoff Spot
The Jacksonville Jaguars opened the season at home by shocking the league - and maybe even themselves - by thumping the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-9.And then the Jaguars sank fast, losing three in a row. At different junctures in their season, the Jaguars...
Johnson Works Inside and out Jennings Grad Plays Tackle, End for Saints
Joe Johnson is throwing a family Christmas party at the biggest rental hall in town.Johnson, a Jennings High grad who bought a house near Black Jack, knocks people down for a living.The 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive end will be whooping it up with his...
Judge Deals Legal Setbacks to Amiel Cueto's Defense Chides Attorneys for `Meritless Accusations'
*Cueto and the others are charged with conspiracy and obstructing justice in connection with the Thomas Venezia case.A federal judge has delivered two setbacks to the defense in the conspiracy case against lawyer Amiel Cueto of Belleville and two other...
Late Free Throw Rallies Clayton Past Brentwood
Rich Niemann's glory days as a 7-foot center at St. Louis University in the 1960s are fondly remembered, but he might want to forget the final seconds of Friday's nonconference game against host Clayton.On the bench in place of Brentwood coach Sam Davis,...
Let Home Tell a Story, Designer Says
TO LOUIS SAGAR, home decorating is not a project, but an approach to life."The making of a home is about telling a story," explains Sagar in his beautiful new book, "Zona Home: Essential Designs for Living" (HarperStyle, $50).Sagar, founder and owner...
Local Briefs
MISSOURILAMBERT FIELDAldermen Give Final OK To Concessionaire Contract The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday gave final approval to an eight-year contract extension for a concessionaire at Lambert Field. The firm - Paradies-Concessions II-Arch Inc....
Lose the Lumps without Losing Warmth
MOMMA ALWAYS TOLD us to bundle up.And we did, until we got style.Then we would shiver in our sleek silhouette rather than risk looking like a stuffed panda. But winter no longer means a compromise of style and comfort. Rather, new synthetics have meant...
Make No Mistake, Kotite Ought to Be Jet-Tisoned
We wanted to let Rich Kotite go in peace. It simply is not possible.The statistical debris against the soon-to-be ex-Jets coach has to be published. This stuff is more powerful than the Pentagon Papers.Kotite began as a head coach in 1991, with Philadelphia....
Market Rally Goes Better with Coke
Stocks rose for a fourth straight day Friday in the New York Stock Exchange's second-busiest session ever.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 10.76, putting the week's advance at 179.53 points, or 2.85 percent.Coca-Cola Co. led advancers, while a decline...
Mcdonnell Advances in Rocket Contest Mac, Rival Lockheed Get the Green Light to Develop Prototypes
McDonnell Douglas Corp. has won a runoff slot for the next generation of satellite launch rockets for the Air Force.The $60 million development contract is for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The rocket is called the Delta IV.Lockheed Martin Corp....
Morning Briefing
GTE Appeals Ruling On Phone CompetitionGTE Corp. Friday filed suit in the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, seeking to stay an arbitration order by the Missouri Public Service Commission.As part of a move to open up local telephone service...
Movies and Motherhood Are a Challenge to Whitney Houston
HIT-MAKER Whitney Houston has the music business tucked tightly in her tiny palm. But marriage and motherhood, that's another thing."I can make records off the bat," she says, snapping her fingers and flashing the "11-point-something" diamond ring given...
Nation/world Briefs
NATIONSouth Carolina Adults To Watch Citadel BarracksThe Citadel, the state military academy in Charleston, will post adult supervisors overnight in all barracks in the wake of allegations that two female cadets were hazed this fall. The board ordered...
Negotiators Agree to Play Hardball with Software Pirates
*The 160-nation session was called to protect the stakes of writers, artists, musicians and others.Negotiators agreed Friday to major copyright accords that bolster protection against software piracy worldwide and lay the groundwork for increased commerce...
New Book Helps Demystify Religion
"Sacred Origins of Profound Thisgs" looks at heaven, hell, virginity and papal infalibility.Charles Panati can tell you why Muslims are teetotalers, Jews don't eat pork and Christians experienced a run of meatless Fridays."Food taboos - of the kind that...
Newcomer Coffey Helps Flyers Stop Isles
Newly acquired Paul Coffey paid immediate dividends for Philadelphia, getting three assists in his first game as the Flyers extended their undefeated streak to nine games Thursday night with a 5-0 victory over the visiting New York Islanders.The shutout...
Nhl Mellanby's 2 Goals Pace Florida Past Blackhawks
Scott Mellanby scored two power-play goals and set up a late insurance score as the visiting Florida Panthers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Friday night.Radek Dvorak also scored as Florida snapped a four-game road losing streak. Meanwhile, Panthers...
North Carolina Cruises to Win over Minutemen
Antawn Jamison scored 21 points, Serge Zwikker had 17 and No. 12 North Carolina won its seventh successive game, 83-69 over Massachusetts on Friday night in the Jimmy V Classic in East Rutherford, N.J.The Tar Heels (8-1), who lost their season opener...
Old Story: Blues Shut out Again Losing Streak at Home Hits a Record 6
Blues fans were not exactly nostalgic for the end of the Mike Keenan Era on Thursday night at Kiel Center.With 8 minutes 35 seconds gone in the first period, the message board read: "Please Welcome The Blues Interim Coach - Jim Roberts."A loud cheer...
Pearl of Wisdom in Christmas Tale
ONCE UPON A TIME, in a small village near the sea, lived a young woman named Pearl.Pearl was a lonely person, with few friends. That was hard to understand, because Pearl was very beautiful. Her complexion was exquisite, almost emanating a glow. But...
People
Elmo, the Tickle-Me doll, is in a snit at REGIS PHILBIN.It seems that on Wednesday's show, the normally inoffensive Philbin said that the "entire message of what the holiday is about being perverted by this Tickle Me mania."At that, Elmo's handlers at...
Pfeiffer a Fine Fit in `Fine Day'
THESE rich movie stars, they're not like you and me.Here's Michelle Pfeiffer explaining how she got into her character of the controlling single supermom for the romantic comedy "One Fine Day" (now playing in St. Louis)."I was taking my two little kids...
Police/courts
The following were reported to area police or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSJefferson City: Stephanie Burns, 34, of Jefferson City was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her former husband. Burns was charged...
Protecting Parents' Rights
For the past two decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been stingy about minting new fundamental rights. Actually, it's been more in the business of taking them back than recognizing new ones.Recently, the court took a small, but welcome step in the other...
Provide Distractions for Compulsive Chewer
Q: I got my beautiful black Lab when she was 5 months old. She's now 8 months old, and she continuously chews and licks anything in sight - furniture, walls, table legs, people.When she started to chew on a small rug on our porch, I put garlic powde...
Quilt Any Pattern for Great, Casual Look
Q: I would like to make those vests and jackets that are quilted in large, diagonal diamond-shaped lines. I have never done any quilting and need some guidelines.A: Quilting is big news in casual clothes today, and it isn't difficult to do. I have even...
Reid between the Lines Byu Sees Bottom Line in Dismissal
It's been convenient to associate the apparently abrupt firing earlier this week of Brigham Young coach Roger Reid with his bitter response to a Mormon recruit who chose to go to Duke instead of BYU.The volatile Reid raised the ire of school administrators...
Roberts Teaches; Caron Ponders
* Blues work on power play; interim GM mulls coaching candidates.While Mike Keenan remained mute Friday, unavailable to the media on his first full day as the Blues' former general manager and coach, his interim replacements went about their new duties.Jimmy...
Sally Field Gets Tree, Trimmed
TWO-TIME Oscar-winning actress Sally Field hadn't planned to make her directorial debut with the holiday movie, "The Christmas Tree," which airs Sunday at 8 on Channel 30.But, she said, "I couldn't let the project down.""I thought I was (just) going...
Selecting the Bubbly
THE SOUND OF A cork popping out of a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine signifies a celebration. Choosing that bottle, however, can be difficult.In most wine shops you'll find a staggering selection. Learning just a little about sparkling wine makes...
Self-Absorbed Friends Are Super Bores
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I just returned from visiting friends and relatives we haven't seen in quite some time. As happens with each visit, we were given a tour of their homes to see the redecorating and remodeling and new furniture. We heard...
Simple Stretching Exercises Can Help Flexibility Return
Q: I'm 26 and I have to admit to having great trouble touching my toes without bending my knees. That's the only maneuver I can think of to start my "rebuilding program." I've heard about losing flexibility, but at 26?A: How quickly we lose it - flexibility.Why...
Simpson Awarded Full Custody
O.J. Simpson was awarded full custody of his two young children Friday by a judge who ruled that their grandparents had failed to show that Simpson "would be clearly detrimental to their well-being."Orange County Superior Judge Nancy Wieben Stock's decision...
Smsu Hoping to Bring Facilities out of 'Stone Age'
The classrooms in Karls Hall on the Southwest Missouri State University campus are without computers because the building's wiring cannot handle them.The laboratories look more like old high school chemistry classrooms than places for advanced plant...
Soldiers Do Duffel Shuffle at Lambert
*An army of soliders on leave swarms through the airport, hoping - like everyone else - to get home for the holidays.The military invaded Lambert Field Friday morning.About 3,500 soldiers - 1,600 more than it took to invade Grenada - marched together...
Some Ideas for Guys Who Work Out
GUYS LIKE STUFF.The right stuff can help a husband, boyfriend, father, brother, son or pal succeed in an exercise program. The wrong piece of equipment simply ends up in a closet, a garage sale or trash bin.The first step toward a successful fitness...
Sports Shorts
Kotite Fires Himself As Coach Of JetsRich Kotite went out as the New York Jets' coach Friday in a manner that was as confusing as the team's play during his two years as head man - he fired himself."I was not fired, I am not quitting," Kotite, 4-27 as...
Tatum Benched; CBC Still Handles Vianney
* St. Louis U.-bound player is held out for disciplinary reasons.The Cadets of CBC don't mind the pressure of playing basketball on the road. In fact, they seem to relish it."It comes with the territory," first-year CBC coach Bob McCormack said. "If...
The Doors Drive Down Any Street in St. Louis and You're Likely to Find a Grand Entrance
WHO GREETS YOUR guests first?You do of course, after they're inside. But while they ring the bell and wait, they're standing on the other side of your front door.What do they see? Warm wood and beveled glass? Bright paint and an evergreen bough? A brass...
The Giving Tree
Taylor Judge, 5, and his brother Conner, 2 1/2, pick their way down a back-yard hill that mostly gets used for sledding in winter and cardboarding in summer.But on this late fall day, it's about to become a bird-feeding station.The Judges like to decorate...
Time to Inaugurate a New Policy
Now that Missouri House Speaker Steve Gaw has said House members going to Bill Clinton's second inauguration must pay their own way, the Senate should follow suit. Despite legislators' high-flown rhetoric to the contrary, inaugural activities have to...
Twa Names Palumbo Finance Chief Airline Still Searching for a Top Executive
For the second time in three months, Trans World Airlines Inc. has a new chief financial officer.TWA said Friday it promoted Michael J. Palumbo, who had been been vice president and treasurer. He replaces Edward Soule, who resigned unexpectedly.Palumbo's...
What Is It? That's Part of the Fun in Antiques
COLLECTORS OFTEN discover strange tools or devices from the past that are difficult to identify. Few of us know how our ancestors made thread to weave into cloth or how to use the old-fashioned toasters or trammels made for cooking on an open fire.It...
When a Ham Needs a Home, the Spirit of Giving Sets In
THIS IS a story about a man who made a mistake and a ham that needed a home. It is a true story of a Christmas Past, and it serves to remind us that giving is receiving. Twelve years ago, Rick Haberstroh's wife, Pat, asked him at the last minute to help...
White House Plans to Back Challenge
*California voters approved the measure, but a federal judge has postponed enforcement.The administration of President Bill Clinton will join the challenge to California's Proposition 209, the referendum measure, adopted by Californian voters in November,...
Who Cares? Barnes-Jewish Caregivers Wonder
IF YOUR BOSS didn't give you a Christmas bonus this year, consider yourself lucky.You might have gotten what Jane Smith, Jill Doe and 7,800 other employees at Barnes-Jewish Hospital got from their boss, Alan W. Brass.Jane's and Jill's bonus consisted...
Woman, 25, Dies in Troy, Ill., House Fire
*Christine Bess died of smoke inhalation; a Christmas tree may have caused the blaze.Christine Bess went to work at the Shop 'n Save store in Edwardsville not long after she graduated from Triad High School in Troy, Ill. Just a few months ago, she got...
Woman Accused of Thefts from Schools Pregnant Suspect, 24 Is Jailed
*Susan D. James walked into schools, found empty classrooms and stole purses teachers had left in desk drawer, police say.Most people go to school to learn. Police say Susan D. James went there to steal.James, 24, is a suspect in numerous thefts from...