St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 16, 1997

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140 Agencies Get $48.3 Million
The United Way of Greater St. Louis has announced allocations totaling nearly $48.3 million to more than 140 health and human service member organizations and other community services in 1997.The money comes from $53.8 million in pledges made during...
2 Arrested in Sale of Crime Photos Head of Processing Lab Contrite
A photo lab employee and a private investigator were arrested Wednesday on charges of leaking the JonBenet Ramsey crime-scene photos that were published in a supermarket tabloid.At a news conference, Boulder County Sheriff George Epp said that Brett...
30-Year-Old Jacket Design Is Hot Again
THIRTY YEARS ago this season, Yves Saint Laurent sent an outfit down his haute couture runway that was the fashion equivalent of the shot heard 'round the world.Le smoking, the designer's take on a men's tuxedo, was outrageously chic and just plain outrageous."There...
Accord on Hebron Gives Clinton a Reason to Exult
The hard-won Hebron agreement gives President Bill Clinton a foreign policy triumph to take into his second term and a road map for further land-for-peace deals between Israel and the Arabs.Exulting over the accord between the Israelis and the Palestinians,...
Advice to Rams: Cross Borders, Seek the Odd
When the Rams braintrust acknowledged that it would "expand its search" for its next coach, more than a few local football fans twitched. Did this mean Rams President John Shaw was starting to "look under rocks" or "check under his sofa cushion" for...
Advocates for Children See Hope
The condition of Illinois' children is gloomy but could be improved with early intervention and increased resources for the state's youngest at-risk residents, an advocacy group said in its annual overview."We believe the General Assembly is beginning...
A Magazine for Devotees of the Stogie - and of the Absurb
IT'S AS HEAVY as a brick, maybe heavier - 3 pounds, 2 ounces, which is small for a baby but huge for a magazine. It's got 538 oversize pages, it's profusely illustrated and it's devoted with a near-messianic zeal to the greater glory of . . . the cigar....
Anchors Set for Shopping Center Target, Sports Authority to Open at Promenade
Target and Sports Authority tare among the anchor stores lined up for the $55 million first phase of the under-construction Promenade at Brentwood shopping center.The developer, ORIX Sansone LLC, announced the tenants during a groundbreaking Wednesday...
A Nobody No More Actor Edward Norton Went from Obscurity a Year Ago to Being So Busy He's Got to Turn Down Parts
Edward Norton won the lottery. Beat the odds. Did the impossible. He made it onto Hollywood's hot list. And not because he's handsome, like co-star Richard Gere (Norton's conspicuously average looking) or because he had a famous name, like co-star Drew...
Anti-Gang Panel Crafts $2.2 Million Program
Declaring street gangs "the greatest single threat to public safety in Illinois," Gov. Jim Edgar's gangs commission recommended Wednesday a $2.2 million program designed to combat the problem."It addresses this intolerable threat to public safety by...
Anti-Gang Panel in Illinois Proposes $2.2 Million Plan
Declaring street gangs "the greatest single threat to public safety in Illinois," Gov. Jim Edgar's gangs commission recommended Wednesday a $2.2 million program designed to combat the problem."It addresses this intolerable threat to public safety by...
An Update on Our Favorite Doctor He's Outspoken against Doctor-Assisted Suicide
IT'S a typical Capitol Hill press briefing. Government bureaucrats spew out statistics while bored reporters roll their eyes.But the jaded scribes grab their notebooks when a tall, bearded, distinguished-looking man comes to the podium. The gentleman...
A Price-Tag Switcher Now Tagged for Life
Dear Ann Landers: Recently, I did something very stupid. I switched a couple of price tags in a shop and got caught. I was given a ticket for "misdemeanor theft by deception." I went to court, paid the ticket and wrote a letter of apology to the store....
Arctic Cold Will Grip Area Today in Wake of Ice, Snow on Wednesday, Even the Malls Closed Early
The old Midwestern boast about fast-changing weather proved itself by the shovelful Wednesday with the ping of sleet, a crust of frozen rain and showers of fluffy snow. Today's contribution is a return to bitter chill."It's January. What do you want?"...
Arctic Cold Will Grip Region Today in Wake of Ice, Snow How Bad Was It Wednesday? Even the Malls Closed Early
The old Midwestern boast about fast-changing weather proved itself by the shovelful Wednesday with the ping of sleet, a crust of frozen rain and showers of fluffy snow. Today's contribution is a return to bitter chill."It's January. What do you want?"...
Around the Links
PGA TOURBob Hope Chrysler ClassicSite: Indian Wells, Calif. Dates: Wednesday-Sunday. Courses: Indian Wells Country Club (6,478 yards, par 72), Indian Ridge Country Club (7,037 yards, par 72), Bermuda Dunes Country Club (6,927 yards, par 72) and La Quinta...
A Swinging Time Golf Guru Demonstrates How to Use Everyday Household Items to Improve Your Game and Have Fun
You've heard James Brown tell you "it's a man's world," you've seen Yul Brynner ruin a theme park in "West World" and you've watched Wayne and Garth transform a basement into "Wayne's World."But have you ever stepped into "Wally's World?"Wally's World...
Avoid the Rush: Look Back on `97 Now
Every January, magazines are filled with stories reviewing highlights of the past year and offering predictions for the coming one. This has always seemed rather wasteful. After all, if last year's predictions were any good, why do we need to review...
A Whisper of the Islands Caribbean Zing Takes over at a Formerly French Restaurant
Divi is an odd restaurant, one caught up in an identity crisis. The former Provin ces restaurant in the Frontenac Hilton has maintained the French provincial decor, with its formal chandelier and elaborate floral ar rangements.Yet, however incongruous,...
Best Bets for the Week of Jan. 16-22
ThursdaySo that's what he looks like: Carl Kasell, one of the voices of National Public Radio's popular "Morning Edition," makes a benefit appearance for the local affiliate, KWMU, at The St. Louis Science Center. Kasell, who has been with the daily...
Beyond Mending: New Fence along Park Would Be Costly
St. Charles City Council members agree that the chain-link fence along Frontier Park is unsightly and will consider this spring whether to spend as much as $140,000 to replace it.At its committee meeting Tuesday, the council agreed to consider making...
Beyond `Thelma and Louise'
Here's what Post-Dispatch reviewers thought about the following video releases when they premiered on the big screen:Manny And LoRating: R, language, adult themes, minor violence. Running time: 1:30. Individuals are mostly a family composition, relatively...
Bi-State Reshuffle to Cut 2 Bus Lines, Consolidate Others
Bi-State will reduce bus service in south and southwest St. Louis County on Monday by eliminating two lines and consolidating several others.Bi-State officials say the changes are based on low ridership and the resulting high cost of maintaining service....
Blood Enzyme Amylase Points to Damage Site
Dear Dr. Donohue: At a recent physical my doctor took blood for the usual tests. The lab report indicated a blood "amylase" level of 123. The lab normal range is 24-97. What are the consequences of a high amylase count? Do I have to change my diet, etc.?Welcome...
Blues Win 4-1 with Two Goals from Turgeon
Two evenly matched teams met Wednesday in the desert, where the locals have been complaining about the bad weather.Rain. Mid-50s.Hey, some people got it rough. The Blues and Phoenix Coyotes entered the game with identical records - 19-22-4 for 42 points...
Boycott of Mitsubishi Called off Harassment Claims Lead to Reforms
The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended an eight-month boycott against Mitsubishi on Wednesday, saying the automaker was committed to reforms that include increasing the number of minority and women dealers.The company also will rehire women who lost their jobs...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUISMayoral Candidates To Debate Downtown A mayoral debate focusing on how to reverse the decline of downtown St. Louis will go on today as scheduled, despite snowy weather. The debate, featuring the seven declared candidates for mayor,...
Briefs
NATIONWASHINGTONClinton Will Award Dole Highest Civilian Honor President Bill Clinton will present former Republican rival Bob Dole with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, White House officials said Wednesday. Dole,...
Briefs
WASHINGTONDole To Receive The Medal Of FreedomPresident Bill Clinton will present Bob Dole, his former Republican rival, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, White House officials said Wednesday. Dole, 73, is scheduled...
Brits Afflicted by `Henmania,' but Chang May Have Antidote
To hear the British rave about Tim Henman, he's Stefan Edberg with an Oxford accent, Pete Sampras with a personality, Boris Becker with dark hair and a smooth chin."Henmania" is catching on at the Australian Open, where Henman has a touch of Rod Laver...
Brooks Fiber Challenges Rival
Brooks Fiber Properties Inc. is proud of the 17,000 customers it has in Grand Rapids, Mich., but it says that isn't enough competition to justify Ameritech's request to enter the long-distance market in all of Michigan."We feel that their filing is very,...
Bud Frogs Only Hibernating
The Budweiser frogs haven't croaked their last, says Bob Lachky, Anheuser-Busch's vice president for brand management.The green trio have been stars of Budweiser's television advertising for two years. They've appeared in six commercials so far. Two...
Bulls Beat Wolves 112-102
Dennis Rodman kicked a courtside cameraman in the groin during the third quarter Wednesday night before Scottie Pippen sparked the Chicago Bulls to a 112-102 win over the Timberwolves in Minneapolis.Pippen finished with 29 points, 17 of them coming in...
Caesar Spiced Up Director's Retro Interpretation Comes to Praise the Text, Not to Bury It
Elizabeth Spicer, director of The St. Louis Shakespeare Company's production of "Julius Caesar," originally toyed with the idea of staging the Bard's classic in traditional fashion. Togas, ionic columns, armored sentries a the wholly Roman thing.But...
Candidates Set for April 1; New Mayor to Lead City
Weldon Spring will have a new mayor and two new aldermen after the April 1 election. The Board of Aldermen announced the candidates at a meeting Tuesday.Donald D. Licklider, 4950 Sammelman Road, will run unopposed for mayor. William B. Vahle, 141 Newgrange...
Celebrities, Designers Joined at the Seam
`THANKS FOR GIVING a bunch of kids from the ghetto some new suits," a member of the Fugees said as the hip-hop musical group ended its performance at Giorgio Armani's extravaganza birthday party last fall.It turned out that the Fugees had been given...
Cities Back Case Going for Review Missouri Supreme Court Should Rule on Dispute with Church, Officials Say
Ladue hopes to take its four-year dispute with Village Lutheran Church to a higher authority - the Missouri Supreme Court.The city is getting support from many of its neighbors and across the state. That's because the Missouri Municipal League and the...
Citizens Urge Transit Panel to Push for More Bridges, Bicycle Paths, Metrolink
Bridges, bike paths, MetroLink and traffic signals were on the minds of people who attended a public meeting on transportation in Madison County Tuesday night.Planners and consultants steering a 20-year long-range transportation study for the county...
Coach at St. Joseph's Is Finding Positive Signs in Midst of Defeat
They weren't originally on the basketball schedule for St. Joseph's Academy, but in the last week, the Angels have played in two double-headers.Last Saturday, top-ranked St. Joseph's hosted Jackson in a rematch of a Missouri Class 4A quarterfinal last...
Commerce Profit Rises 11% in '96
Commerce Bank reported an 11 percent increase in profits for 1996, along with a 15 percent rise in earnings per share.The bank scored a 1.37 percent return on assets, a bit above other Midwest banks, and a 14.5 percent return on equity.The bank's problem...
Concert Previews
Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings,9 p.m. Friday at Off BroadwayYou may remember the Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings in their past incarnation as the Mellow Fellows, a group out of Carbondale, Ill., that backed the late, great Larry "Big Twist" Nolan in a...
Conservation Panel Meeting Disrupted Anti-Mining Activists Stage Protest
Two anti-mining protesters disrupted Wednesday's meeting of the Missouri Conservation Department and exchanged heated words with the commissioners.The four commissioners were about to discuss an invitation from Doe Run Co. to tour its lead mines.As Chairman...
Cookie Aroma at Health Club Is a Crummy Deal
FOR almost a year, Sue has had to endure an unusual odor at her health club."You expect to smell cleaning products, chlorine from the pool or even sweat. But not this. I don't know how much longer I can stand it."What does Sue smell? Cookies. Chocolate...
Council Puts More Heat on Project
The Creve Coeur City Council erected another roadblock in the way of an office and apartment complex proposed for Mason Road south of Olive Boulevard. The mayor said the move won't work.On Monday, the council adopted land-use guidelines for the northwest...
County, City Seek Downtown Land Swap Deal Would Lead to 1,000- Vehicle Parking Garage, High-Rise Luxury Apartments
St. Louis County and Clayton want to swap land in downtown Clayton. A deal would lead to:A 1,000-vehicle county parking garage at Shaw Park Boulevard and Central Avenue.A high-rise luxury apartment building of about 170 units on Brentwood Boulevard and...
Curtain Raisers
Stage FrightFor those who relish the combination of stage theatrics and spine-tingling horror, nothing could be more pleasing than an "Annie" production starring the Olsen twins.Nothing, perhaps, except the "The Woman in Black," the dark, haunting tale...
Day by Day
SATURDAYWINE AND COMEDY - The Maddening Crowd from Laugh Tracks at Union Station will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Winery, 5634 High Street, Augusta. There will be a wine-tasting at 6 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost will be $29....
Democrats Helped the Speaker
The process of disciplining House Speaker Newt Gingrich for his admitted, improper use of tax exempt foundation money for political purposes and misleading the Ethics Committee has gotten seriously off-track. The Democrats are the ones who most recently...
Dibi Ray of Hope in Win over Baylor
(Distribution problems because of severe weather prevented some readers from getting late editions of Wednesday's Post-Dispatch, which contained the following story.)*******A combination of a strained knee and what University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart...
Divided Israeli Cabinet Oks Pact Hebron Deal Also Gains Palestinians' Approval
A divided Israeli Cabinet agreed Wednesday to pull troops from most of Hebron and rural West Bank areas after a tumultuous, daylong session in which conservative allies bitterly denounced Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."The prime minister committed...
Doggone: 'Bama Ends Georgia's Streak
Dominique Canty led a strong inside game with 18 points, and No. 5 Alabama ended fourth-ranked Georgia's 22-game home winning streak 68-64 Wednesday night in Southeastern Conference play.Georgia (11-3, 2-1) had not lost at Stegeman Coliseum since Feb....
Edwardsville Schools Have Big Plans for Changes Next Year
Public school students here will see changes when the school year begins next fall.Older students will attend a new $29 million four-year high school, and many younger pupils will go to reorganized schools. The district will begin a full-day kindergarten.And...
Electronic Lock Boxes Key Issue for Realtors
IN A SNIT: Some area realtors have gone ballistic over the new system used to open properties that are listed for sale. Previously, the Multacc system allowed a realtor access to the property by simply using a key to activate a code, which opened the...
Enrollment Is Down, but Staffing Needs Are Climbing, Administrators Report
Although the Ritenour School District's enrollment has dropped slightly over the past three years, staffing and program needs will grow, administrators said in a report to the School Board last week.Assistant superintendents Ann Kallemeier and Jack Williams...
Erroneous Report of Dropout Rate May Be Good Thing
A recent report that erroneously nearly doubled the dropout rate at Cahokia High School may turn out to be a catalyst for stepped-up action to address the dropout problem, says Cahokia School District Superintendent Robert Bresnahan."Sometimes we don't...
Familiar Sounds the Romero Family Has Been Performing Classical Guitar for Three Generations
If you think the Marsalis family is a musical phenomenon, take a look at the Romeros, dubbed "The Royal Family of the Guitar."Now into the third generation, the various Romeros perform as soloists, as soloists with orchestra, in pairs, and a as they...
Family Friends: Parents without Partners Forms Area Chapter
As a 39-year-old single parent, Wayne Wood has dismissed bars as a way to meet friends. Wood prefers to combine his social life with activities that include his three children.When the call went out to single parents interested in forming a new Parents...
Federal Transportation Money Should Fund More Than Highways
Rodney E. Slater, the longtime Clinton confidant from Arkansas nominated to be the new secretary of transportation, could be written off as a "roads only" guy. After all, he's just served four years as federal highway administrator. Earlier, he was highway...
Fire Chief Loses Job; Memo to Workers Gives No Reason
The board of directors of the Rock Community Fire Protection District fired Chief Ron Fiala last week in a move that took district personnel by surprise.Fiala, who was chief for nearly five years, said he was dismissed Monday in a closed session with...
Football Coach Leaves Siuc at Critical Time
"I'm honored. It means a lot to be selected to come back and coach at your own school and SIU is my school. It's going to be like going home."Shawn Watson, after he was hired as SIUC football coach in 1993.******** Three years ago, Shawn Watson was the...
Fort Zumwalt N. Girls Close in on .500 Mark after 4-Point Win
A season ago, the Fort Zumwalt North High girls basketball team won four games, finishing 4-22. Tuesday, the Lady Panthers picked up victory No. 5 this season.Zumwalt North (5-6) used a big second quarter to take control and then held on for a 38-34...
Freshman Powers 10th-Ranked Louisville
Freshman Nate Johnson made 11 of 13 shots from the field and scored a season-high 24 points, leading No. 10 Louisville over visiting Houston 92-78 Wednesday night.Louisville (14-1, 3-0 Conference USA) shot a season-high 57 percent (34 of 60) from the...
`Getting Better,' Blues Finish off Phoenix 4-1
Phoenix assistant coach Paul MacLean noticed a big change on Wednesday night in the team he almost got the chance to coach.The Blues, who selected Joel Quenneville over MacLean to succeed Mike Keenan, exploded for three goals in the final period to beat...
Good as Gould Comedian Dana Gould Has Learned to Lighten Up
Dana Gould's comic metier has been one of distilling rage and alienation presented in dark but funny storytelling rants. Something like: "I'm in love. I have a girlfriend. Just have to get rid of that damn restraining order."Or: "I broke my collarbone...
Great Time for Perusing Catalogs on Gardening
My favorite winter garment is a bright red sweat shirt with an appliqued snowman and the message, "Let It Snow." I wear it on every possible occasion, although people around me often disagree with the sentiment. No matter. As a relaxed retiree, I enjoy...
Hamstring Kos Sorber for U.S. Cup '97
For someone who had just left Southern California to come to frigid St. Louis, Mike Sorber sounded surprisingly upbeat, especially when you consider that his trip home was because a sore hamstring had knocked him out of the U.S. lineup for the U.S. Cup...
Hard Look Pentagon Taking Its Time on Mac Merger Review
The Pentagon said Wednesday that it won't rush its examination of the proposed merger of Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp.The two companies are hoping for quick action on their decision to join forces.The Pentagon has no formal veto in the process,...
Heady Position Work Ethic Helps Mcbride Earn Starting Job with U.S. Kickers
It was the morning of Brian McBride's first start with the U.S. national soccer team, and he couldn't sleep.The match that day against Costa Rica had shaped up as the key one of the season for the U.S. team in World Cup qualifying. Coming off a sobe...
Hear Here
Precious Metal BandAussie rock act Silverchair will perform at Mississippi Nights on Feb. 14. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The band is out supporting "Freak Show," its follow-up to its huge debut, "Frogstomp." Rumor has it Matthew Sweet will...
Hebron Is One Step; a Lot More Is Needed
There are many ways to define the importance of the Hebron deal forged between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat, but for me it comes down to this: The conservative right in Israel has finally recognized what the center and left have known for years...
Help Environment While Cutting Deficit
Grand attempts to reconcile economics and environmental interests typically fail, with the result that these two groups often become opponents in the public arena. Most efforts to bridge intellectual differences have economists trying to get environmental...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSelection of Help Youself questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your questions or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Hingis Stops Raymond 6-4, 6-2; Sampras, Courier Rally to Win
No. 4 seed Martina Hingis played superb tennis today to move into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Lisa Raymond."I played almost perfect in the second set," the 16-year-old Hingis said of her first match against the...
History in the Re-Making the Missouri Historical Society Tells Stories of Early African-American Heroes
The Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration and Black History Month provide an annual opportunity to assess race relations and to examine forgotten episodes in our nation's past. Toward that end, the Missouri Historical Society and its in-house Historyonics...
Homefront This Week: Country, Bluegrass, Roots Rock & Folk
What is country music? That's the burning question, and it's being debated in any number of country music publications these days. A letter in the latest issue of the Journal of Country Music praises "the really great artists, such as Johnny Cash," who's...
House Panel Rejects Plan to Hike Salary Increase for Judges, Lawmakers in Doubt as Debate Opens Today -
A HOUSE PANEL voted 12-2 Wednesday to turn down a pay raise that a citizens group recommended for lawmakers and judges.The debate moves to the full House today.The Legislature has until Feb. 1 - about nine working days - to reject the raise proposal...
Identity Crisis Satyajit Ray's `the Stranger' Asks Classic Questions
Any roster of great international film directors contains the "A-List" of usual suspects: Fellini, Bergman, Truffaut, Kurosawa, Herzog. One name, not quite so famous, that also continually makes the grade is Satyajit Ray.An artistic and fiercely independent...
`I Hate Hamlet' Gives Viewers a Lot of Reasons to like It
The Kirkwood Theater Guild's current offering is a fine production of Paul Rudnick's engaging comedy, "I Hate Hamlet."The title reflects the feelings of Andrew Rally, a young actor who starred in a recently canceled television series. He has moved to...
Illini Crank Up Inside Game, Take Down Minnesota 96-90
(Distribution problems because of severe weather prevented some readers from getting late editions of Wednesday's Post-Dispatch, which contained the following story.)******Kevin Turner was determined. Kiwane Garris was energized. And Chris Gandy was...
Index
Captain Stubing will be at Union Station at noon today in search of his twin.Yes, that's right, Captain Merrill Stubing of TV's "Love Boat" fame aka newswriter Murray Slaughter of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," aka actor Gavin MacLeod.Seems Princess Cruises,...
In the Seat of Power, Reminders of Its Price
THE "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" looks positively puny suspended from the ceiling among other famous 20th century aircraft preserved at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Puny in size but not significance.Charles Lindbergh's first solo across...
Job Fair for Casino Draws 500, Needs More `You Name It We Got It,' Says New Complex Official
About 500 people applied for jobs at a career fair for Players Island Casino last weekend. That may sound like a lot of applicants, but they won't fill even half of the casino's openings.So this Saturday, the casino, which is set to open in March pending...
Jordan, Pippen Lift Bulls to Victory
Michael Jordan scored 39 points, including eight in the final two minutes, and Dennis Rodman reached 10,000 career rebounds Tuesday night as the Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 108-107 in Chicago.Scottie Pippen added 25 points and made three key 3-pointers...
Kentucky Sends a Message with an 86-65 Victory at Georgia
Kentucky occasionally slips up in the Southeastern Conference, but it doesn't take the Wildcats long to bounce back. Just ask Georgia.Coming off their first regular-season conference loss since the 1994-95 season, the No. 5 Wildcats went into a typically...
Kid Stuff Food Frolics: It's All in the Game
Give me two cheeseburgers, a couple of orders of fries, two sodas a and a cure for my kids' cabin fever.Sure, it's easy for nutritionists to swirl beakers, measure cholesterol and caution parents against the evils of fast food. But when the thermomete...
"Kindertransport' Hits the Mark Telling Important Ww II Story
With its staging of "Kindertransport," the West End Players Guild is bringing an important work to St. Louis audiences in an outstanding production.Diane Samuels' play takes its name from the trains that transported Jewish children out of Germany on...
La City Council Asks Dodgers to Go Public
In an effort to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers under local ownership, the City Council recommended Wednesday that owner Peter O'Malley consider taking the team public.The council voted unanimously nine days after O'Malley's surprising announcement that...
Layoffs Mount at Twa N.Y. Hub Machinists Victims of Reduced Schedule
Trans World Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it is laying off 242 machinists because of schedule cuts at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.Although TWA issued notices only to machinists based at Kennedy, the furloughs - which take effect...
Lilly Pulitzer Collection in Plus Sizes
IF IT'S JANUARY, it must be time for the lucky ones among us to think about resort wear.Which is no doubt why the first plus-size Lilly Pulitzer collection is hitting The Forgotten Woman stores right about now. (Lillys have always been popular with those...
Madison County Throws Book at Hate, Gangs
The violence of street gangs and the bigotry of hate crimes are the targets of two new criminal cases filed by Madison County State's Attorney William R. Haine, who pledges to attack such problems because they tear at the fabric of society.For the first...
Madonna Shines at Slogging through a Muddle
EvitaThe Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack (Warner Bros.)Evita London Cast (MCA) An appreciation of either of these CDs demands something fairly important from the listener a that is, an appreciation for the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who...
Makeup Artists Who Really Listen to Their Customers
SINCE THE BEGINNING of time, women have been saying the same two things before they let a smock-clad professional make them over: "I don't want to look made-up" and "I don't have time to put a lot of stuff on my face." Which the dragon lady in the smock...
Masters of the Mix It's the Love of a Beat - Not a Buck - That Pulses Where House Djs Rule
It started only 280 miles away in Chicago, but it took almost five years before house music found a home in the Gateway City. The club was called 1227 a a renovated warehouse on Washington Avenue where many St. Louisans first heard the hybrid of soulful...
Mexico Makes Last Payment on $13.5 Billion U.S. Loan
President Bill Clinton announced on Wednesday the final repayment of a $13.5 billion loan to Mexico and said the repayment - three years early - proved the success of the controversial rescue effort his administration undertook in 1995."Two years ago,...
Millionaire Steve Fossett's Attempt to Circle the Globe by Balloon
Millionaire Steve Fossett's attempt to circle the globe by balloon ran into problems Wednesday - he may have to fly over Libya and Iran, and a heater was malfunctioning.Fossett's support staff said the immediate problem involved a heater needed to warm...
Missouri 82, Baylor 66
BAYLOR Min FG 3pt FT Rb F Pt.Brandt 26 1-6 1-5 2-2 6 5 5Jones 5 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 Skinner 37 5-12 0-0 3-8 8 4 13 Hunter 26 3-8 3-8 2-2 5 1 11 Miller 25...
Morning Briefing
A few weeks ago, pitcher DAVID WELLS stood inside Yankee Stadium after signing with the New York Steinbrenners for several kazillion bucks. Wells boasted about the toughness and fighting spirit that has helped him succeed in the rough, tough Big Apple.So...
Morning Briefing
Northrop Closes Plants, Cuts Jobs, Takes Big ChargeNorthrop Grumman Corp. said Wednesday it will close four plants and cut at least 1,100 jobs, resulting in a pretax $90 million restructuring charge in the fourth quarter.The nation's fifth-largest defense...
Movie Notes
Coming Soon a probably: Well, it's not the busiest of movie seasons but here's a look at few titles that will probably make it to a theater near you sometime this month. Remember, movie studios change dates as often as Madonna a so don't count on all...
Music / Album Reviews
OceanicVangelis (East West)I remember 15 years ago thinking "If I hear that damn `Chariots of Fire' music one more time I'm going to lose my mind." Catchy tune, eh? Remember the guys running down the beach? So where has Vangelis been since he did that...