St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 14, 1995

1 Million Filipinos Watch John Paul Celebrate Mass
Pope John Paul II celebrated 400 years of Christianity in Asia's Catholic bastion today as police searched for about 20 Muslims who they say were plotting to disrupt his visit.Police estimated up to 1 million people joined President Fidel Ramos, a Methodist,...
8-Hour Project to Avoid 40-Second Inconvenience
MOVING the glass-topped coffee table and pulling out the futon, my son said, is too much trouble. That is why he spent most nights during the early part of semester break at his dad's or his best friend's house, instead of at my house.Too much trouble?...
America3 Crew Scores Win in Yachting Trials
It was a momentous day in the America's Cup, and a milestone for sport in general. Although one race does not a victory make in the America's Cup, in the opening match Friday of the Citizen Cup defenders' trials, the unseasoned America3 women's team...
A Winning Proposition from the NCAA
The National Collegiate Athletic Association took another step in emphasizing the student role of student-athletes with its approval of Proposition 16, requiring incoming freshmen to have stronger academic achievement in high school if they want to compete...
Belleville Bishop Bans 4 from Ministry
Three priests and a deacon in the Belleville Catholic Diocese have been permanently removed from active ministries over allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, Bishop Wilton D. Gregory of Belleville announced Friday.Gregory also announced that...
Blues Gear Up before Hitting Vail Trail
Although Kiel Center has been open for three months, it wasn't until Friday afternoon that the Blues' dressing room finally came to life.Doctors, nurses, physical therapists and trainers buzzed through the massive locker room and training facility, supervising...
Briefs
HAITI Slain U.S. Soldier Thought He Was Safe</P><P>Sgt. 1st Class Gregory D. Cardott told his wife he felt safe in Haiti and expected to be home soon. Instead, he became the first U.S. soldier killed in combat since the Army intervened.</P><P>The...
Briefs
RED CROSS More Donors Are Needed To Supply Area Hospitals</P><P>The American Red Cross needs more donors to replenish its emergency blood supply for area hospital patients.</P><P>At midevening Friday, the Red Cross had reached...
Briefs
HAITI Slain U.S. Soldier Thought He Was Safe</P><P>Gregory D. Cardott told his wife he felt safe in Haiti and expected to be home soon. Instead, he became the first U.S. soldier killed since the military intervened.</P><P>The...
Briefs
SPRINGFIELD Edgar Extends Deadline For Property Tax Break</P><P>Older people in Illinois now have until Feb. 15 to file for a break on their property taxes.</P><P>On Friday, Gov. Jim Edgar signed legislation extending the ...
Byrd Manipulates `Exile' to Stall Mandates Bill
Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, the Senate's senior Democrat, and Napoleon have something in common. They have both retained considerable power even after being banished to "Elba."For two days this week, Byrd used his renowned parliamentary wiles to...
Chechens Hold on to Grozny Capital's Fall Would Give Russia Symbolic Victory but Not Control of Region
Chechen rebels held on to key parts of Chechnya's capital Friday, defying withering Russian rocket and artillery attacks on a city shattered and largely deserted after two weeks of fighting.For days, Russian troops have seemed close to taking Grozny,...
City's $8 Million Spending Bill Is Revitalized
An 11th-hour deal in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday gave new life to an $8 million spending bill that had appeared to be dead.The money comes from a $16 million surplus that remained in city coffers as the fiscal year ended June 30. City ordinances...
Civic Progress Draws a Vote of Thanks
Bernie Bits:The St. Louis Rams are coming to town, to inhabit a new football stadium being built especially for them. (Georgia Dome II?)The Blues are about to crank up the National Hockey League season in their beautiful new arena, led by hockey's top...
Clark Misses out on Chevron Refinery `No Assurance' of Sale, Chevron Says
Chevron Corp. Friday canceled its deal to sell a Texas refinery to Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. after Clark missed several deadlines to obtain financing.The deal's collapse is a serious blow to Clayton-based Clark, which would have doubled its refinery...
Clinton Proposing Quick Fix to Help Mexican Economy
FACED WITH THE prospect that a collapsing Mexican economy could have serious economic and political fallout in this country, President Bill Clinton has dramatically increased the potential U.S. support by proposing at least $25 billion in loan guarantees...
Counter Revolution: Dimestore Sit-In Made History
JOSEPH McNEIL took a seat at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., 35 years ago because he was hungry - hungry to end the segregation that prevented blacks from eating in public facilities throughout the South.The sit-in that McNeil...
Dalrymple, Washington U. Deal New York Its 1st Loss
Washington University basketball coach Mark Edwards thought he may need a miracle Friday night to beat ninth-ranked New York University at the WU Field House.He got that miracle in the name of Brent Dalrymple. Dalrymple scored a season-high 17 points,...
Dayton Coach Couldn't Resist Challenge
Oliver Purnell had no intentions of coaching the Dayton Flyers. After all, he was happy at Old Dominion, which felt less like a kingdom and more like home sweet home.He had starred there as a player and still ranks high among Old Dominion's career leaders...
Debt of `Bag Man' to Depend on Trial of Second Defendant
Even though he was sentenced on Friday, Kurtis "Corky" Ott will have to wait months before he learns the full price of being the self-described "bag man" who collected contributions from people seeking state jobs through the Republican Party.Ott, 46,...
Democrats Blew Reform Chance, Poshard Insists
AS THE new Republican majority passed its rules changes during the first meeting of the House of Representatives last week, Glenn Poshard was doing a slow burn.It wasn't that Poshard didn't like the changes, such as open committee meetings, staff cuts...
Fines in Sex-Club Case Will Help Brooklynites
Imagine a defense lawyer lavishing praise on the judge who just ordered his client to pay more than $2 million in fines and penalties.That's just what Dennis Hartley did Friday after watching Chief U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl set up a special...
Finnish Fireplaces Have High Heat Capacity
Q: When we lived in Sweden, we heated the house with just one large fireplace that burned for only 45 minutes, twice a day. How energy-efficient are these fireplaces? Do they burn clean enough to meet U.S. requirements? - G.F.A: You are referring to...
Former Mizzou Baseball Coach Simmons Dies
John "Hi" Simmons, the gruff coach who wheedled, amused and molded two generations of University of Missouri baseball teams, died late Thursday (Jan. 12, 1995) at his home after years of illness. He was 89."Sometimes he was a little hard to predict,...
Gold Rush 49ers, Cowboys Bring Their Mettle to the Summit
This thing, this big and marvelous thing, goes back to the 1970s, and Roger Staubach is scrambling for impossible yards and pulling out improbable victories. Walt Garrison is running with a broken leg, but he is running because it matters so much that...
Gray Wolves Greeted with Cheers, Howls at Yellowstone Park
After two decades of debate and legal wrangling, and more than half a century since its haunting song was last heard here, the gray wolf has come home.The once-despised Canis lupus was given a hero's welcome Thursday. Crowds lined up at Yellowstone's...
`Heading' a Soccer Ball Worries Grandmother
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a 14-year-old granddaughter and a grandson of 12. Both play soccer. During a game, they are required to "head" the ball at least 30 times. Both suffer from headaches. Could heading the ball cause this?It would seem to me that...
Help Yourself!
Academy AwardsI have the 1994 Academy Awards on videotape and would be glad to dub a copy for C.P. - P.M., 965-8246Airline cardsI have one deck of TWA cards. - G.A., 647-1186Others with airline cards or information: R.D.D., 353-1126; J.J., 962-0022Barbie...
High Court to Rule on Ohio Dispute over Klan Cross at Capitol
The Supreme Court set the stage Friday for a key religious-speech ruling, agreeing to resolve a dispute over a cross the Ku Klux Klan erected near the Ohio Capitol as part of a Christmas display.The court's decision, expected by July, could help clarify...
Incredible Similarities between Lincoln, JFK
Dear Ann Landers: A friend sent me something in the mail that stopped me dead in my tracks. I don't know what to make of it, so I'm sending it to you for comment. How much of it was coincidence? The similarities are eerie. I refer to the assassinations...
In Search of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton is out to remake her image. Once again, she is shooting for the kinder, gentler, more feminine Hillary. And once again, her efforts are likely to fail - dismally. With every makeover, Mrs. Clinton and her undoubtedly...
John Paul II Describes Asia as `Largest Mission Land'
Buoyed by an enthusiastic reception in Asia's only Roman Catholic bastion, Pope John Paul II staked out the continent Friday as the "largest mission land of the world."And in a sign that the church was mending a 44-year rift with China, the Vatican welcomed...
Landmarks: We Could Use a Few More of Them
WHEN I WAS A KID growing up in the bland burbs of St. Louis, a trip downtown was a big event.My sister and I would ride down Delmar in a cloud of secondhand Chesterfield smoke in the back seat of the old Chevy. We knew we were almost at Dad's office...
Legally Speaking
Q: I was sued for a debt recently and had a judgment against me. I had explained to the judge that I had various reasons for being unable to pay back some money I had borrowed, but he ruled against me anyway - unfairly, I thought. Now I've been informed...
Mizzou Goes Buffalo Hunting Today
Missouri gave Colorado fits last year. The Buffaloes, ranked in the women's top five for most of the season, had little trouble with most of the Big Eight Conference, but Mizzou posed problems.CU twice beat Mizzou by narrow margins during the regular...
Morning Briefing
Trans World ATRs To Lift Off Sunday</P><P>Trans World Express, which operates as a feeder for Trans World Airlines Inc. at Lambert Field, will resume flying its ATR-72 and ATR-42 aircraft on Sunday.</P><P>Trans World Express...
Msd Is Closing Businesses with Delinquent Sewer Bills
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has started closing businesses that fail to pay their sewer bills.The MSD recently plugged the sewer line of four St. Louis businesses, and the city Water Division shut off water service. The businesses could...
Mu to Face Siuc, Illini at Rec-Plex
For several reasons, Missouri's swim meet today in the St. Louis area figures to be a lot less grueling than its last.On Jan. 7, Missouri swam against Florida Atlantic and Clemson in Florida. The meet was held in torrential rain."The athletes were running...
Nation of Islam Says Shabazz Might Have Been Entrapped Indictment Is Attempt to Split Blacks, Group Says
Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam Friday accused the government of trying to splinter the black community with its indictment of Malcolm X's daughter.The daughter, Qubilah Bahiyah Shabazz, 34, was named in a nine-count indictment announced Thursday in...
New Chief Says Regional Will Endure
St. Louis Regional Medical Center's new vice president of medical affairs says the center will survive large hospital alliances' stiff competition for poor patients.Dr. Will R. Ross, 36, was appointed to the position on c Friday and began his duties...
No. 17 Tigers Dry Up but Refuse to Blow Away
Once, it wouldn't have been a quirk for a team to go the last 10 minutes of a basketball game without making a field goal - and win."Used to do it all the time when you didn't have the (shot) clock," University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart...
`N-Word' Sparks Court Clash Simpson Attorneys, Prosecutors Argue over Detective's Background
A black prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial asked the judge Friday to bar the defense from inquiring whether a detective once uttered "the n-word."Defense lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., who is likewise black, replied that the prosecution's request was...
O.J. Book Will Include Tape Audio Contains `Strongly Personal' Messages; Publisher Paid $1 Million
In his book, to be released in February, O.J. Simpson maintains his innocence and discusses spousal abuse, according to the trade journal Publishers Weekly.Simpson is charged with the murders of his ex-wife and her friend Ronald Goldman outside the...
Olajuwon's 47 Help Rockets Top Spurs
Vernon Maxwell hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds to play and Hakeem Olajuwon scored a season-high 47 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 in a National Basketball Association game Friday night. Houston's victory, its...
Organized Cocoons . . .and Other Consumer Trends to Look for in 1995
HOW WILL American lifestyles change in the new year? What will consumers be consuming? Here are some predictions as 1995 unfolds:A continued "cocooning" trend as aging yuppies intensify interests in gourmet cooking and bread-baking.An accelerated rate...
Pastors' Dream Is to Keep Dr. King's Message Alive
The Rev. Dr. Ann McDonnell still gets chills when she remembers standing near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, listening to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "I Have A Dream" speech.She was a junior in an Arkansas high school on that...
People
OPRAH WINFREY has confessed to smoking crack as a young woman.At a taping Wednesday for Friday's show, guest Patrice Gaines of The Washington Post was talking about her new book, which chronicles her experiences with drugs and bad relationships.Moments...
People & Events
TODAY</P><P>Groundbreaking for the Lindell Ward (Congregation) meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 9 a.m., northwestern corner of Vandeventer and McPherson avenues. Presiding will be Dr. Eric Carter, lay...
Plan Introduced for Rams Lease Move Doesn't Signal a Done Deal for Luring Team, Villa Warns
A measure introduced Friday in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen would allow the board to enact a stadium lease if an agreement is reached to move the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis.Aldermanic President Thomas A. Villa sponsored the measure, which was drafted...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis: The Southern Commercial Bank at 7201 South Broadway was...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: The body of Darnell Dorsey, 23, was found about 10:30...
Prisons and Single Parenthood
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that black inmates now account for 50.6 percent of the nation's prison population of roughly 1 million, even though blacks make up only 12 percent of the general U.S. population.This trend is likely to continue...
Puerto Rican Character Suits Fortyish Liz Torres
LIZ TORRES never did weight jokes when she was a regular on the stand-up comedy circuit. She was too thin.But then came a divorce and lots of extra pounds that she's only now starting to take off."I thought the weight was a good idea," says the fortyish...
Report: Glazer, Bucs near a Deal
Negotiations between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Palm Beach financier Malcolm Glazer continued Friday amid a report that he had reached an agreement in principle to buy the National Football League franchise for $192 million.WFLA-TV, quoting a source...
Riverview, Webster Advance to Final
Fast-breaking hoops. It's a style of basketball on which the Riverview Gardens Rams thrive.So what happens on Friday night when Riverview ostensibly KOs sputtering St. Louis U. High with a numbing transition game?SLUH rallies, only to fall short.Riverview...
Safety Concern with Seat Belts
Dear Tom and Ray: I am in the market for a new car and have been reading up on different makes. Since I'm buying new, I want the safety features of front-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes and two air bags. But every car I was interested in had door-mounted...
Seemed like Good Ideas at the Time
THE PICTURE TELEPHONE, the electric soup stirrer, the knife-fork, the biodegradable plastic dishes that dissolve in the kitchen sink, the talking refrigerator. . . . The path of consumer history is strewn with rejects.Although next week's International...
Slenderizing Coat-Dress Has Trendy French Cuffs
Dear Eunice Farmer: I'm looking for a coat-dress that isn't double-breasted.I also would like a fitting seam from shoulder to hem to avoid a boxy look.I would like to work on this project for early spring. Could you please give me fabric suggestions,...
Southwest Missouri State U. Given `Public Affairs' Mantle
Southwest Missouri State University got what it wanted Friday from the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education.At a special meeting in Jefferson City, the board endorsed the Springfield university's vision of itself as a statewide "public affairs"...
Sports Shorts
Replacement Players To Get $628 Per Day</P><P>Baseball's executive council gave clubs the go-ahead Friday to sign replacement players for spring training and the regular season. Camps will open as scheduled starting Feb. 16, 45 days before...
Stepney, Browning Lead Mccluer Past Mccluer N. 85-75
McCluer had beaten McCluer North by five points in the Suburban North preseason conference tournament. Friday night, McCluer had to fight twice as hard for an 85-75 victory over the Stars at McCluer North.The Comets (11-1) entered the game ranked 10th...
St. Louis Woman Plunges 9 Floors Victim Dies; Friend Questioned, Released
As she dangled from a ninth-floor balcony, a naked woman screamed "I hate you" and "I love you," then plunged to the ground with part of a blanket tied around her neck.That's how police described what happened to Maureen McGunnigle, 30, who was fatally...
Stock Price Could Affect Bakery Sale
Ralston Purina Co. could call off the sale of Continental Baking Co. if Interstate Bakeries Corp. stock falls below $9.75 a share.Interstate can cancel if its shares rise above $16.25.The stock-price collars are among the conditions in Interstate's Jan....
Storm Served Up Witches' Brew of Problems
The lightning storm that crackled well into Friday morning tossed 1,047 strikes - and cranked out 2.3 million times the wattage that Union Electric Co. can whip up at any given time.By monitoring the National Lightning Detection Network, Union Electric...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY Bottle Rockets: Judging from the reviews of their latest album, "The Brooklyn Side," these country-flavored rockers from Jeff County are building up a following among music critics across...
Tapes on Crash Released Pilot Didn't Heed Lambert Tower's Order
The pilot killed in a runway collision with a TWA jet at Lambert Field never specifically acknowledged air traffic controllers' instructions to hold his position on a different runway, according to tapes of the accident released Friday.The tapes of radio...
Teen Guilty in Fatal Shooting at ATM
Willie Thompkins, 18, of Moline Acres, was convicted of second-degree murder Friday for shooting a man during a $10 holdup while his daughter watched in horror.A jury also convicted Thompkins of first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action...
Term-Limit Backers Show Dissension
REPUBLICANS BEGAN to feel the splinters this week in the plank of their Contract with America that promises term limits on members of Congress.At a kick-off news conference on Wednesday, House Speaker Newt Gingrich pledged that he and the Republican...
Test Case: Black Coaches Keep Vigil as Academic Standards Rise
All things being equal there'd be no need for Rudy Washington's indignation, or insurrection by the 3,000-strong Black Coaches Association.No need for threats of boycotts.No need for Washington, founder and executive director of the BCA, to go beyond...
The Desolate Island an Ancient Egyptian Parable
ONCE UPON A TIME a generous and kind man wished to reward his servant for years of faithful service. And so he gave him his freedom, and also gave him a ship full of spices, food, clothes and jewels. Then the man said to his servant, "Sail away with...
Tigers, Wildcats Cross Paws Mediocre K-State Getting by on Grit
That Kansas State was drubbed 78-56 at Nebraska on Thursday night shouldn't be astonishing. More surprising, really, is that K-State has won 10 games this season despite pesky hindrances:No inside game, scant shooting ability and skittish guard play.The...
UAL to Fly without Tickets
UAL Corp., parent of United Airlines, said Friday it plans to offer ticketless travel on its entire domestic system by mid-summer in an effort to reduce costs and make life easier for some of its passengers.United unveiled its plan just two days after...
While Price Is Away, Brandon Plays - and Sparks Cavs
Terrell Brandon is enjoying the spotlight while it lasts.Stepping in as point guard while All-Star Mark Price recovers from a sprained right foot, Brandon is proving an able floor leader for the Cleveland Cavaliers."This is Mark Price's team," Brandon...
Winds of Change Blow in the Wineries
IF change is one of the few things that a person can count on in life, and if coping with change keeps one young, well, stay close to the wine business, because it shifts with the rapidity of Missouri weather, and each shift usually has a ripple effect.Right...
Young Indiana Offers a Big Test for Illinois
They lost three of their first four games.Iowa pounded them by 19 points, Tulane left an 18-point bruise and Notre Dame rallied for a rare victory.But those who love to hate the Indiana Hoosiers were performing a premature burial.Indiana has successive...