St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 10, 1997

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Admitted Killer Ok'd to Act as Own Attorney
A judge is allowing confessed sniper Joseph P. Franklin to represent himself in his murder trial this month.Franklin is accused of killing one person and wounding another while shooting at people at a synagogue in Richmond Heights nine years ago.St....
After Surviving Storm, Unser Faces Legal Flap
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser says the government shouldn't be prosecuting him for getting lost during a blizzard while on a near-fatal snowmobile trek that might - or might not - have encroached on federally protected wilderness."I...
A Hustler, through Rosy Glasses
"THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT"Rating: R, very strong language, sex, nudity. Running time: 2:10.BEFORE it starts taking itself way too seriously, "The People Vs. Larry Flynt" is a raunchily funny cross-eyed look at the American Dream, as represented by...
Airplane Crash in Michigan Kills 29 Flight Was Cleared to Land in Detroit
A commuter plane carrying 29 people nose-dived into a snowy field outside Detroit Thursday, killing everyone on board.The twin-engine Embraer 120, operated by Cincinnati-based Comair, was cleared for landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on a flight...
Airplane Crash in Michigan Kills 29 Flight Was En Route Cincinnati to Detroit
A commuter plane carrying 29 people nose-dived into a snowy field outside Detroit on Thursday, killing everyone on board.The twin-engine Embraer 120, operated by Cincinnati-based Comair, was on its way to Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Cincinnati...
Amy Rigby's Voice Is a Real One
THE circumstances of life - marriage, a daughter and the need to work temporary jobs to pay the rent - may have conspired to thwart Amy Rigby's rock 'n' roll dreams.Embracing them as inspiration, however, enabled her to produce a work of enduring quality.The...
An Old Liberal's New Solution
In cities around the country, the news is of enormous explosions ripping through giant buildings and reducing them, in seconds, to rubble. No, we're not talking about replays of "Independence Day." This is about the policy of the United States government...
Another Reprieve for Cuba
President Bill Clinton has delayed the implementation of the most onerous provision of the controversial Helms-Burton law for another six months. Mr. Clinton says his decision is the result of foreign companies' "stepped-up efforts" to encourage democracy...
Armand Hammer: A Strange Story Full of Secrets
"DOSSIER: THE SECRET HISTORY OF ARMAND HAMMER"By Edward Jay Epstein; 418 pages, Random House, $30*** ARMAND HAMMER lusted after fame. He employed a fine mind and a winning personality to make money as a means of obtaining renown. But what he got was...
Backstage: Ex-Resident Would Do This Job for Cookie
Former St. Charles resident Molly Rosen started making snow in Wisconsin last summer and won't stop until she reaches California.Rosen, 24, works as a carpenter with the 1-2-3 Imagine, Sesame Street Live production being presented this week at the Kiel...
Billikens' Shooting Tops List of Woes
Apparently, Jamal Johnson and Carlos McCauley were much better basketball players than most people thought.They were the only seniors last season on a St. Louis University team that went 16-14 and played in the National Invitation Tournament. Combin...
Blood-Letting Therapy Controls One's Iron Level
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband has been informed he has hemochromatosis - too much iron in the blood. His blood is tested monthly, and he has a pint removed from time to time. Removal is more frequent than at first. The problem also seems to have grown...
Blues' Practice Pleases Quenneville Use of New Defensive System vs. Sharks Will Tell New Coach More
The Blues game-day skate Thursday morning was only the fourth practice under Joel Quenneville, but the Blues new coach said he likes what he has seen."I'm starting to see some good things," he said before the Blues played San Jose on Thursday night in...
Board Head Denies Nepotism in Hiring Madison County Job Went to His Brother
Jobs are given to relatives of workers in all businesses, the chairman of the Madison County Board said Thursday, and the hiring of his brother by the county is not improper.Chairman Rudy Papa said he had nothing to do with the hiring Thursday of his...
Briefs
NATIONFEDERAL BUDGET Clinton Promises Black Ink By 2002President Bill Clinton said Thursday that his new budget proposal would balance the federal budget by 2002 and that he would meet the Republicans "halfway" on reaching that goal. Clinton pledged...
Briefs
ILLINOISSCOTT AIR FORCE BASEThunderbirds Jet Team To Perform At Air Show The Air Force's aerial team, the Thunderbirds, is scheduled to return to Scott Air Force Base for this year's air show, June 7 and 8. Thunderbird pilots fly F-16 Falcon fighters,...
Can We Improve on Improv?
St. Louis was a birthplace for the comedy form known as improv. Now some local actors want to bring it back.FOUR PEOPLE on a bare stage at Laugh Tracks at Union Station address the big, dim, nearly empty room. That's OK because it is daytime, a funny...
Carnahan Pushes Safety Arms for Buses Death of Girl Sparks Proposal to Keep Students from Blind Spots
Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed a law Thursday to require all school buses to have safety arms to keep students out of deadly blind spots.That blind spot is what prevented a bus driver from seeing 8-year-old Jessica Leicht on Halloween. Jessica, a third-grader...
Cash-and-Carry People Asked to Return Money Spilled from Truck
Police went door to door through one of Miami's poorest neighborhoods Thursday, asking people to admit that they scooped up a half-million dollars that spilled from a Brink's truck and return it.Residents generally responded with a good laugh."Nobody's...
Center for Suspects Worries Officers Building in Alton to Hold Mentally Ill Charged with Crimes
The head of the Alton Mental Health Center says the facility would be safer when a new building opens to house the mentally ill charged with crimes.But Bob Churchich, sheriff of Madison County, and Maj. David Hayes, assistant police chief in Alton, said...
Church Notes
Blood DriveAn American Red Cross Blood Drive is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at The United Methodist Church of the Shepherd, 4116 McClay Road, St. Charles. For information call 441-2434.Guest Speaker The Rev. David Beebe will be the guest speaker...
Cold to Wallop Midwest Region over Weekend
If you thought Thursday's weather was bad, take a deep breath.It won't snow much more - maybe an inch - but it will get much colder. That could turn streets and sidewalks into ice rinks.The high today is expected to be 23 degrees. The low will drop to...
Contests, Propositions Suggest Hefty Ballot Shaping Up April 1
The ballot April 1 in St. Charles County is not an April Fool's joke; it could be very long.Besides the names of candidates for a variety of municipal, school- and fire-district offices, voters in the county may be confronted with as many as six propositions.Two...
Cross Culture Honduran Sculptor's Creation Strikes a Common Chord
One of the largest galleries at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center was crowded on Sunday as visitors gathered around Honduran sculptor Adonay Navarro. They watched as Navarro assembled an 18-by-9-foot Christian cross made of Missouri soil and found...
Dispute Endangers Blues Telecasts in 250,000 Households
The shrinking Blues television marketplace could dwindle even more next week, with 75 percent of the area's homes not receiving telecasts of their games.A dispute between the area's largest cable company and Fox Sports Midwest may cause a blackout of...
District's Health Argued Officials Disagree on Schools Plans
The Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District could get out of financial difficulty in three years without laying off teachers, Vito Maniaci, a teachers representative, testified Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.And a group of parents has...
Dropouts Need Incentives
A proposal to take drivers licenses away from Missouri teen-agers who drop out of school before the age of 18 is a classic example of confusing the power of an incentive with the power of a punishment. No one should be happy when students ruin their...
Ebonics and Doubletalk
The best language to describe the continuing story of Ebonics may be "curiouser and curiouser." First, the decision by the Oakland, Calif., school board to declare black English a foreign language brought almost universal disapproval and disdain - and...
Election Issues Prompt Council Sunrise Service
The St. Charles County Council convened in emergency session 20 minutes before sunrise on Wednesday in a race with the calendar to line up four propositions for the election April 1.The council met at 7 a.m. at the Historic Courthouse. Four of the seven...
Electoral Vote Is Official: Clinton Elected President in Quiet Ceremony, Count Ends Up Exactly as Expected
In a ceremony nearly as old as the Republic, members of the House and Senate gathered Thursday in a joint session to count the votes from the Electoral College.They proclaimed Bill Clinton the winner of November's presidential election.There wasn't a...
Ethics Panel Postpones Hearings on Gingrich Gop Action Enrages Committee Democrats
House ethics committee Republicans postponed hearings Thursday on Newt Gingrich's admitted misconduct, a turnaround that left the panel racked by partisan anger before the speaker's punishment is decided."We are reversing the order of the schedule,"...
Ex-Gingrich Volunteer Sparks Inquiry by FBI He Claims He Was Spy; Staff Claims Extortion
The FBI has been called in to investigate an escalating dispute between House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and a former volunteer worker that includes allegations of extortion, political spying and vandalism, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.On...
Federal Judge Sidetracks Challenge to Conrail-CSX Merger Conditions
Norfolk Southern Corp. lost a bid Thursday to have a federal court strike down an agreement that prevents Conrail Inc. from discussing a merger with anyone other than friendly suitor CSX Corp. for two years, in an important victory for CSX.Judge Donald...
FEEL JOY OF DAILY RENEWAL STATEMENT TRY WRITING IT DOWN AT FIRST, THEN SAYING IT OUT LOUD Series: Make the Connection - Part 5 Last in a Five-Part Series
Editor's Note: In this last of a five-part series excerpted from "Make the Connection," co-written by Oprah Winfrey and her trainer Bob Greene, Winfrey tells of her struggle to keep on the program. And, Greene, who recommends a low-fat diet - no more...
Fisher, Daws Take Top Mac Honors
Like many children of the '80s, Mike Fisher, the Missouri Athletic Club's college soccer player of the year, grew up playing soccer in his yard.But not the backyard. There was a swimming pool there. For their daily soccer games, the neighborhood gang...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Three generating units have been running. Few anglers have been on the levee or on the lake this week, so fishing apparently isn't very good.Bull Shoals: Near normal level and fluctuating. Clear. 47-51 degrees. The area got about six inches...
Flu, Injuries Sap Strength as Tigers Prepare for Trip to Oklahoma State
The immediate prescription for what ails the University of Missouri men's basketball team this week is rest, warm blankets and Thera-Flu.Forget the grogginess from the 87-78 loss to Colorado on Tuesday night - the first loss to the Buffaloes at the Hearnes...
Foreign Regions Overseas Stock Funds Attractive in Aging Market
Let's face it. America's bull market is getting old enough to grow a beard. How long can this continue?Statistically, the chances of a bear market are likely. The economy has been in a lengthy expansion mode, and it has been nearly seven years since...
Former Kings Owner Sentenced to 5 Years, 10 Months in Prison
Former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall was sentenced Thursday to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay $5 million for his admitted role in a scheme to bilk banks, a securities firm and the NHL team of more than $236 million."You have...
Fun and Fast Action with Hong Kong's Jackie Chan
"JACKIE CHAN'S FIRST STRIKE"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:25.*** DON'T be confused. Despite references to America in the TV ads for "Jackie Chan's First Strike," the movie was made in Hong Kong, Russia and Australia, with most of the dialogue dubbed...
Goof-Up Starts Beeper Blizzard
Some 100,000 pagers rang wild across America Thursday, rousing a slumbering West Coast and making New York commuters wonder if "Road Runner," the beeping cartoon character, had boarded their bus.The half-hour beeping spree that made some offices sound...
Group Wants Hog Farm Regulations Revamped
A new state law regulating huge hog farms must be revamped to cover smaller farms and keep them farther from homes and towns, a coalition of environmentalists, small farmers and rural residents said Thursday.Without tighter regulations, these hog "factories"...
Holiday Sales Figures Spell `Bah, Humbug' Retailers Offer a Tale of Woe
Many of the country's major retailers reported final holiday sales figures Thursday, confirming that their Christmas was not nearly as merry as had been hoped.Because of a shorter than usual shopping stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas, experts...
Housing for Elderly Is Granted Reprieve
About 25 jubilant low-income residents of Webbe and Vaughn apartments for the elderly drank Hawaiian Punch Thursday, toasted with Meier's sparkling juice and ate white cake topped with purple flowers.They had reason to celebrate: The St. Louis Housing...
Illinois Common Cause Pushes Plan to Limit Campaign Contributions
Reformers on Thursday predicted that 1997 will be the year that Illinois changes its campaign finance laws - possibly including a ban on contributions from the state's gambling industry."Illinois . . . is the laughingstock of the nation when it comes...
In This History, Facts Are, Well, Irrelevant
"EUROPE: A HISTORY"By Norman Davies; 1,136 pages, Oxford, $39.95*** NORMAN DAVIES had an excellent idea in writing this book. There are many books on modern history, indeed even world history, that are in essence chronicles of the Western European past....
Jacksonville Defense Hale and Hardy
In an era when defensive specialists grab so many NFL headlines, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie outside linebacker Kevin Hardy has yet to encounter a task he cannot handle.Need a pass rusher? A run stopper? Someone to drop back and cover a tight end, a...
Jjk Plans to Continue Basketball on Limited Basis, Work on Track
The player on the Richmond Rage who everyone wants to see is almost 35 years old and gets into the game for only three to five minutes in each American Basketball League game. But what a three to five minutes.It invariably starts with a standing ovation....
Lady Pioneers Send Guests Packing on Way to Title Game
The Duchesne High girls basketball team proved to be less-than-gracious hosts Wednesday night.In the semifinals of the 20th annual Duchesne Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament, the top-seeded Lady Pioneers blitzed No. 4 Marquette 56-19.Duchesne...
Lambert Reduces Some Parking Fees Panel Cuts Rates at Short-Term Facilities
Only the first heavy snowfall of the year could force salesman Mark Lee to park again at Lambert Field's short-term garage Thursday."When the rates were lower, I did park here," he said. "Now, I take the shuttle bus from the long-term lot. I only parked...
Larry Flynt as Hero Is a Hustle
Larry Flynt the Movie is even more cynical than Larry Flynt the Man. "The People vs. Larry Flynt" claims that the creator of Hustler magazine is a champion of the First Amendment, deserving our respect.That isn't true.A pornographer is not a hero, no...
Lehman Leaps Back out Front in 1997 Opener
Tom Lehman, the best player on the PGA Tour in 1996, started the new year as if he plans to keep that title. He shot a 6-under-par 66 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Mercedes Championships in Carlsbad, Calif."Winning is contagious," Lehman...
Library Notes
Board MeetingThe St. Charles City-County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Road in St. Charles. All library board meetings are open to the public.Game Night Learn to play chess, checkers, monopoly...
Lions Eager to Test Lineup against Best
Eric Piper, the first-year wrestling coach at Lindenwood College, has been forced to juggle his lineup a bit."We lost a couple of guys to grades," the coach said. "But I still think we're a team that's going to be there when it's all over. At the st...
Local TV Viewers Upset over Program Changes
WHERE is "Sunset Beach?"Where is "Politically Incorrect"?Where were "The Kennedy Center Honors"? The new year brought confusion and frustration for St. Louis TV watchers. Channel 5 viewers were bombarded with NBC promos for the steamy-looking new Aaron...
Low Dividends Hurting Fixed-Income Investors
As we begin 1997, the average dividend yield on Standard & Poor's 500 stocks is at an historic low of 1.99 percent.Dividend increases simply haven't kept pace with skyrocketing stock prices. It's enough to make income investors - typically retirees,...
Man Can Hit Bottom, Bounce Back
ROBERT JENKINS has a smooth and easy grace when he enters the room.This military veteran is a man at ease with himself, self-effacing yet confident. The firm, sure handshake offered by this tall man with the mahogany face and slightly graying beard does...
Michigan Plays Big, Bumps off Illini 88-74
Illinois found out that when you play with the big boys, it usually isn't much fun.Taking on a tall, bulky Michigan outfit, the Illini were swatted away like a swarm of pesky gnats in a Big Ten Conference matchup of top 25 teams Thursday night at Crisler...
Money Notes
Fidelity Replaces Two Latest Defecting ManagersFidelity Investments is reaching into its bullpen for four managers to replace two veterans who announced they were defecting last week.Boston-based Fidelity said Steven Wymer, 34, will succeed Larry Greenberg...
Morning Briefing
FCC May Require Closed Captions On TV, CableRegulators Thursday proposed helping people with hearing disabilities by requiring television stations and cable TV operators to provide closed captioning for most programs within eight years.The majority of...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
They're laying new frozen tundra at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc., in time for Sunday's ice festival with the Carolina Panthers. Well, the turf's not actually frozen yet, but give it time.Up to 5 inches of snow was expected to fall Thursday, but...
Msd Vote Staves off Developers' Demands Tighter Restrictions Get Only 1-Month Delay
Missouri Political Correspondent Trustees of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District resisted on Thursday demands from developers for a six-month delay in carrying out tighter restrictions on storm water runoff and put the new rules into effect with...
Mu, Slu Hoops Bent at Midseason: Stewart Vows: 'We'll Be Back in the Fold'
Only three seasons ago, they finished the season among the elite final eight college basketball teams in the nation. Two seasons ago, they were an excruciating millisecond from defeating eventual national champion UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.A spiffy...
NCAA Standards Are a Barricade Instead of a Gate
Ricardo Rhodes was denied the opportunity to enroll at Missouri to play football. So he took on the NCAA and won. He refused to be branded an academic failure. He wouldn't allow the NCAA to smear his reputation.An NCAA subcommittee, facing an unfavorable...
New Bills Pile in, Pile Up Illinois Lawmakers Face Slew of Decisions
Illinois legislators will take on in the next two years everything from "drive-through" mastectomies to genetic information to bingo jackpots.Wednesday marked the start of the 90th Legislature and the first day that legislators could file bills for consideration...
Niagra Takes Big Fall vs. No. 1 Kansas 134-73
Raef LaFrentz scored 27 points and Scot Pollard had 20 as No. 1 Kansas stayed unbeaten, overwhelming Niagara 134-73 on Thursday night in Lawrence, Kan.Kansas (15-0) took a 69-39 lead at halftime, and then made its first 11 shots of the second half before...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Saturday The New Melle Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. at the Village Office, New Melle Community Center, Highway Z, New Melle. Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln...
Obituaries
Morris W. HedleyMorris W. Hedley, 87, of St. Peters, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1997) at Garden View Care Center in St. Peters.Mr. Hedley was retired after working as a residential painter. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Church...
Officials Prefer Metrolink Line South County Leaders Oppose One Extension of Interstate 170
A MetroLink line should be built to south St. Louis County before an extension of Interstate 170 south of Highway 40 (Interstate 64) is considered, several officials from towns affected by the expressway proposal say.And if a highway is built, alternative...
Oil Companies Help Power Dow to Record
Stocks scored their third record this year Thursday as investors speculated that rising energy prices will trigger a profit boom in oil companies such as Texaco Inc. and Exxon Corp.A drop in bond yields from 11-week highs supported the rally, giving...
Opponents Can't Size Up Bears Two-Tall Tandem Has Southwest Missouri State off to 11-1 Start
Size is the name of the game at Southwest Missouri State this basketball season. And the big guys are playing well.The Bears are off to an 11-1 start - the best in their 15 years as a Division I program - and boast a pair of twin towers, unusual for...
Pain of Husband's Affair Lingers after It Ends
Dear Abby: I've been married six years, and just learned that my husband recently had an affair. The night he confessed, he called the other woman, allowing me to listen to their conversation, and told her it was over between them. She asked him to call...
Panthers Fall 5-0 to Hazelwood East after Winning Previous 5 of 6 Games
The Fort Zumwalt North team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association ran into a buzzsaw Friday, losing 5-0 to Hazelwood East at the North County Recreation Complex.The Panthers, who'd won five of six heading into that game, are 8-5-1."I'd really like...
People
Rapper TUPAC SHAKUR can find no peace, even in his grave. A storm is stirring over his estate.His mom, Afeni Shakur, has filed court papers seeking to have the rapper's dad declared dead. Not so, says the very much alive Bill Garland, 47, of New Jersey....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area courtVIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Homicide detectives were seeking a murder warrant Thursday night against a 47-year-old man in connection with the fatal stabbing...
Problems of Transracial Adoptions Defy Easy Answers
Is transracial adoption a bad idea - bad enough to warrant an official policy forbidding it? Or is such a race-based policy itself the bad idea - bad enough that it ought to be outlawed by the legislatures or the courts?Every year or so, the questions...
Ross' Agent Getting Down to Basics
The agent for Bobby Ross is sending contract proposals to suitors in Atlanta, Detroit and St. Louis as the former San Diego Chargers coach zeros in on his next job."We've been contacted by Ross' agent today," Rams President John Shaw said Thursday afternoon...
Rough Airplane Ride with Ray Liotta et Al
"TURBULENCE"Rating: R. Running time: 1:41.*** THIS killer-on-a-plane disaster flick is cheesier than the stands at a Green Bay Packers game. It's so bad it's kind of good. Ray Liotta, with his twisted blue eyes and Jack Nicholson grin, is a familiar-looking...
Serbian President Gives Up Cities to Foes, but He Still Wields Clout
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC pressure forced President Slobodan Milosevic to cede a key city to the opposition. But Serbia's wily president may use the painful loss to his advantage in his fight for survival.By giving up Nis and three less important towns, Milosevic...
Series of Wildlife Books Geared for Children
DID YOU KNOW that 35 million years ago, there were prehistoric beavers weighing as much as 700 pounds? Did you know that an entire reindeer was once found in the stomach of a shark? Or that old-time sailors who had been at sea too long thought that fat,...
Shannon Still Unsigned for 26th Year on Air
HAS OL' ABNER DONE IT AGAIN? It's almost the ninth inning in negotiations and Mike Shannon has confirmed that he has yet to sign a contract as a Cardinals play-by-play announcer for the 1997 season - which would be his 26th on the air with the Redbirds....
Short Story at Long Last, 5-Foot-9 Carolina Lb Has the Super Bowl within Sight
When it comes to persistence, it's hard to top Sam Mills. After 170 National Football League games over 11 seasons, Mills finally has his first playoff victory, compliments of Carolina's 26-17 triumph over Dallas last Sunday.Then again, he's never been...
Smart Men Know It Behooves Them to Appreciate Wife
GOOD MORNING, gentlemen.As the self-appointed male version of Martha Stewart - she's the woman who does everything better than other women - I want to talk to you about the snow, and the wonderful opportunities it affords.I can assume, I hope, that you...
Smith Asks Residents `to Bend My Ear' as 2nd Ward Alderman
Randall Smith, 458 Fox Dent Lane, is the newest member of the Wentzville Board of Aldermen.Smith succeeds former Alderman Greg Lippert, 2nd Ward, who resigned in December in protest of the 1997 budget. Lippert served for seven years.Smith said, "I'm...
Smuggling of Freon Is Thriving 11 Indicted over Refrigerant Linked to Ozone Destruction
A banned chemical linked to destruction of the Earth's ozone layer has become a lucrative contraband for smugglers, feeding a growing black market.On Thursday, the Justice Department announced indictments charging 11 people in five states with smuggling...
Sports Shorts
After Surviving Storm, Unser Faces Legal Flap</P><P>Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, who survived two nights of a blizzard in the wilderness, now must face the legal fallout.</P><P>A U.S. Forest Service official...
Star-Crossed Mobil Travel Guide Again Omits Tony's Restaurant from Top List
Thursday night, Vincent Bommarito, owner of Tony's Restaurant, told his staff the disappointing news - again.The restaurant didn't regain its star in the 1997 Mobil Travel Guide.A year ago, for the first time in 23 years, Tony's lost its five-star rating,...
States Face Task of Matching Welfare Recipients with Jobs Failure to Get People into Work Force Will Cut Federal Aid
AT FIRST, the scenario was one that has discouraged many inner-city job seekers.Vickie Bass, who lives in the Robert Taylor Homes, was applying for a job unloading trucks for United Parcel Service on Chicago's South Side. And company interviewers, believing...
Story and Subject: Style Sans Substance
"EVITA"Rating: PG. Running time: 2:14.BY now you've probably read or heard how Madonna campaigned for the part of Eva Duarte Peron in "Evita" - she wrote director Alan Parker a lengthy letter outlining the many reasons why she was right for the lead...
Support Groups
TodayAlcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Stepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, will meet at 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 West Pitman...
The Real World of Washington
Memo to: New Members of Congress From: An Interested ObserverWelcome to Washington, D.C. As you get acquainted with your new digs, figure out where the bathrooms are and decide what to do about all of those invitations clogging your in-box from embassies,...
Tom Selleck Rides the Range in New Tnt Movie
TOM SELLECK, who is familiar to soap viewers for his former role of Jed Andrews on "The Young and the Restless," gets back into Western gear in the new TNT original "Last Stand at Saber River," a film adapted from a novel by best-selling author Elmore...
To the Rescue British Yachtsman Found Alive after 4 Days in Capsized Craft
Broken and upside down, the 65-foot yacht had been battered by stormy seas in the Indian Ocean for four days, and its distress beacon had drifted away.So when Australian navy rescuers in an inflatable speedboat reached the stranded craft Thursday, they...
Town Wants Trains to Shut Up `Horns' of a Dilemma: Safety vs. Sound Sleep Rail Crossing Accidents
EVERY TIME A TRAIN rumbling through Shrewsbury sounds its horn, a police officer writes a summons.In October, Shrewsbury passed an ordinance forbidding train engineers to blow horns except in emergencies. City officials hope to allow uninterrupted sleep...
Trojans Hitting Stride with Varsity Program
After three long and trying varsity seasons, the wrestling program at Troy Buchanan High appears to have turned the corner.The Trojans, who will compete Saturday in the St. Charles Tournament, are 5-2 in duals this season. They won their own quad and...
Twa Blasts British Agency Says Plan Gives Rivals an Unfair Advantage
Trans World Airlines Inc. blasted a British antitrust agency Thursday, saying the conditions it placed on an alliance between American Airlines and British Airways would not stop them from crushing competition.Three other U.S. airlines - Continental,...
UAL Pilots Walk a Fine Line in Wage Dispute
A wage dispute between pilots and United Airlines reveals a deep rift that goes to the foundation of the company's employee ownership experiment, industry observers say."This is a big, serious and difficult event," said Joseph Blasi, a professor of labor-management...
Vote Tallies Will Decide Union Affiliation of Twa Flight Attendants
Anxious eyes in Washington will focus Monday on 720 Olive Street, 17th Floor, Suite 1700 of the Laclede Gas building in downtown St. Louis.Ballots will be counted that will help determine the labor status of the 5,400 flight attendants at Trans World...
When's the Right Time to Play an Instrument?
Dear Miss Manners: Since childhood, I've wondered when it is right to play - instruments or voice - for others. I've been a performing musician for many years.If someone has a keyboard that is visible while you're in their home, sometimes I ask if I...
Whoopi's Incarnations from `Ghost' to `Ghosts of Mississippi,' She's Original
SHE has evolved, this creature who jokingly calls herself the Mighty Afro-Deity, from the girl born Caryn to the life force called Whoopi. She has gone from welfare mom to philanthropist, from street performer to movie star, from sham spiritualist Oda...