St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 15, 1995

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17 Killed in Fires in 3 States in 1 Day 14 of Victims Were Children, Ages 3-16
Seventeen people - 14 of them children - died Saturday in fires in suburban Chicago, western Minnesota and Columbus, Ohio.In Burbank, Ill., on the southwest boundary of Chicago, six children ranging in age from 3 to 16 died along with an adult when an...
49ers, Cowboys Play It Again Back in August, the Super Bowl Talk Began in San Francisco
Back in August, the Super Bowl talk began in San Francisco."We talked about that being our one and only goal," quarterback Steve Young said. "When you do that, you set yourself up in a way that there really is nothing else."Back in August, the Dallas...
50 Galaxies Are Found in Area Thought to Be Void
Astronomers looking for extremely faint objects have found 50 previously unknown galaxies in a what was thought to be a vast cosmic emptiness 500 times the size of the Milky Way galaxy.A team of astronomers reported last week that a region some 700...
Academically Ineligible, Finner Departs
University of Missouri senior forward Marlo Finner was declared Saturday as academically ineligible for the second semester of school, bringing an end to his curious collegiate basketball career."Marlo always had difficulty doing all three things: the...
Addicts Get Last Chance to Avoid Prison
For prisoners whose drug and alcohol problems landed them in the criminal justice system, a state rehabilitation program offers a chance to come clean."A drug problem is a very sad thing," said Randy Parker, 34, of Sedalia. "Some people can beat it....
Affirmative Action Is Messy but Effective Remedy for Injustice
What next out of California? The birthplace of the anti-tax movement in the '70s, the anti-smoking movement in the '80s and the anti-immigrant movement in the '90s, California may be well on its way to bringing us an anti-affirmative action movement.Since...
A Fiscal and Legal Nightmare
The proposed constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget took an important step forward last week, when the House Judiciary Committee approved it. The Senate is still debating the proposal. There appears to be enough support to send the amendment...
Agassi Gets Clipping, Keeps on Ticking
Brooke Shields' hairdresser wielded the scissors, though the way it turned out, an Australian sheep-shearer might have served just as well.After one of the most famous haircuts since Elvis joined the Army, Andre Agassi opens his assault on the No. 1...
`All My Children': In Its Prime
FOR 25 YEARS, the folks of Pine Valley have entertained daytime television watchers with tales of romance, adultery, betrayal, incest, murder and insanity.Now, it's time for "All My Children" to celebrate.The ABC serial, which has attracted top awards...
Anderson, Tigers Remain Loyal through Thick, Thin
Entering arguably the most turbulent year of his 26-year managing career, Detroit Tigers skipper Sparky Anderson remains ready to talk baseball.When last the major leagues were actually playing and not languishing in the courts or on Capitol Hill, Anderson...
Andy Benes Sees Himself as a Pefect Fit with Cards
Excluding such trivialities as length of contract and salary, San Diego righthander Andy Benes can see himself and the Cardinals in a perfect fit."They're obviously interested and I'm definitely interested in St. Louis," Benes told the San Diego Union-Tribune.Benes...
A New Game for Chargers in Pittsburgh
The San Diego Chargers don't allow themselves to think much about their 37-34 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 24, which was the regular-season finale.The teams combined for more than 780 yards offense and alternately marched up and down...
Angels of the Aisles
Nurse Margaret Thrush - then Margaret Clark - made her first airplane trip at age 23, on a DC-2 from Columbus, Ohio, to Kansas City for two weeks of air hostess training."On my very first trip I told the captain I didn`t want to do this anymore," she...
An Industry Takes Wing
Nose pointed in the air, tail planted firmly on the ground, the DC-2 aircraft was prepared for a flight from Newark, N.J. to Chicago, via Pittsburgh. This Transcontinental and Western Air Flight had a full load of passengers.Fourteen of them.This is...
Ashcroft Says Republicans Must Push Agenda to Be Effective
Continued Republican control of Congress will depend on "how aggressively we seek to enact the agenda of the American people," Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., said Saturday.Ashcroft said he sees the House, under Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., as the prime...
At the Movies
NEW</P><P>Cobb (R, language; 2:08): Tommy Lee Jones is brilliant as the foul-mouthed, vicious Ty Cobb, baseball immortal. The movie, which follows him at the end of his life on a raucous trip that ends in his hometown in Georgia, is often...
Auburn Upsets Arkansas
Moochie Norris and Lance Weems each made five 3-point shots and Auburn used its long-range shooting to surprise No. 5 Arkansas 104-90 Saturday in Auburn, Ala.Auburn is 9-4 overall, 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas falls to 13-3, 2-2.The Tigers...
Awakenings an Art Program Turns Kids' Anger and Frustration into the Job of Discovery
BOB HANSMAN decided he'd had it with being hassled in his tough city neighborhood, so a year ago he moved to South County where he'd grown up. There, he figured, he could find peace and quiet and a situation that would be more hospitable to his work,...
Balanced Effort Leads Umsl Past Mo.-Rolla
The University of Missouri-St. Louis used a balanced attack, with five players scoring in double figures, and pulled away to beat the University of Missouri-Rolla 86-69 Saturday night at the Mark Twain Building.Jim Robinson (Lutheran South) led UMSL...
Balanced Effort Leads Umsl Past Mo.-Rolla
The University of Missouri-St. Louis used a balanced attack, with five players scoring in double figures, and pulled away to beat the University of Missouri-Rolla 86-69 Saturday night at the Mark Twain Building.Jim Robinson (Lutheran South) led with...
Big Red Make Niners' Mcdonald Feel Right at Home
When heavy rains in the Bay area forced San Francisco to flee to the desert in search of dry practice fields, the Arizona Cardinals made Tim McDonald feel right at home.McDonald entered the Cardinals' locker room at their Tempe training facility Wednesday...
Billikens Get off Mat to Ko Dayton 82-39
Massachusetts punched the Billikens. Iowa State kicked them.The St. Louis University basketball ego ached."We sat down and looked ourselves in the mirror," senior David Robinson said.The Billikens saw a team that sometimes failed to play with wisdom,...
Bishop in France Stripped of Duties
He defended homosexuals, recommended the use of condoms and said priests should be free to marry.By Friday, the Vatican had heard enough and took an extraordinary step - it fired French Bishop Jacques Gaillot.Although the Vatican publicly warns priests...
`Blitzburgh' Fans See Good Signs
This dateline probably should be Blitzburgh, for this is what you see on posters all over the region, saluting the fierce, blitz-happy Steelers defense."Welcome to Blitzburgh" signs hang throughout Pittsburgh International Airport. There is even a "Blitzburgh,...
Bobby Westbrooks; Chiropractor and Longtime Community Activist
Bobby Westbrooks, a longtime community activist and a practicing chiropractor for nearly 30 years, died of lung cancer Friday (Jan. 13, 1995) at John Cochran Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 64.Dr. Westbrooks, of St. Louis, became involved in...
Bradley Puts Indiana St. in Tank; Tulsa Defeats Evansville in Ot
Aaron Zobrist scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds Saturday to lead Bradley to a 62-57 Missouri Valley Conference victory over Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.Bradley scored its final 16 points of the game from the free throw line as the Braves...
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA 2 On O.J. Jury Dismissed, Paper Reports</P><P>Two of the jurors in the O.J. Simpson murder case have been dismissed by Judge Lance Ito less than a week before opening arguments in the case, it was reported Saturday.</P><P>The...
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA 2 On O.J. Jury Dismissed, Paper Reports</P><P>Two of the jurors in the O.J. Simpson murder case have been dismissed by Judge Lance Ito less than a week before opening arguments in the case, it was reported Saturday.</P><P>The...
Broken Home, Broken Lives
It was the furniture. It lay strewn in bits and pieces on the sidewalk. A brown-and-rust couch, a chair, portions of life like crumbs from a left-over meal were all that was left of a home once teeming with life. I couldn't help but wonder what story...
Bush's Failure to Topple Saddam Stunned Shamir, Israeli Says
Former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir says he and his Cabinet ministers "almost fell off our chairs" when President George Bush decided to end the 1991 Persian Gulf War before Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had been toppled."This was a big surprise. We were...
California Thirsting for Water Recent Heavy Rains Just Refill Reservoirs
Half the state is washing away, and the other half is drowning. But the plain truth is that California may never have enough water to meet its needs.The 1987-92 drought was such a chastening experience for California that even though the state is waterlogged...
Calm Seas
THE SUN warms you. The wind caresses you. The sea heals you.All this - and you have absolutely no responsibilities when you're a passenger on the Sir Francis Drake, a three-masted sailing ship that meanders throughout the Caribbean all year long.A week...
Camp Keenan Opens to Blues' Rave Reviews
After a false start three months ago, the latest Blues Era began in a blue and red blur Saturday night in this posh ski resort.Camp Keenan opened sharply at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time at the foot of peaks almost as jagged and imposing as the new Blues...
Cards Consider Making Beneses Latest Brother Act
Excluding such trivialities as length of contract and salary, San Diego righthander Andy Benes can see himself and the Cardinals in a perfect fit."They're obviously interested and I'm definitely interested in St. Louis," Benes told the San Diego Union-Tribune.Benes...
Change-Up `Cobb' Isn't a Sports Movie; It's the Story of a Bad Sport
SOME MOVIE-GOERS may walk away at the end of "Cobb," the film about lifetime-batting-average king Ty Cobb, asking, "Where's the baseball?"The picture's athletic footage is indeed meager and far between. There's appreciably less of it than there was in...
Checkers Injured in Burger Wars Price Battle Takes Away Chain's Edge
A few years ago Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. seemed to have it all.Its initial public offering in November 1991 was snapped up, banks were eagerly lending it money and would-be franchisees were clamoring to sign on - all because the company had...
City-County Merger Faces High Hurdles
MILLING AROUND AT a neighborhood party, shortly after we moved to Webster Groves 15 years ago, I overheard two people getting acquainted. What do you do? one of them asked, and then came the sequel, Where did you go to school?I expected to hear St....
Clinton Sets out Tax-Cut Standards
As rival tax-cut plans circulate in Washington, President Bill Clinton laid out the tests Saturday by which he said any proposal should be measured. He agreed to back whatever plan meets his tests.Clinton, in his weekly radio address, said any tax-cut...
Clinton Takes Aim at Stagnant Wages
What are the Democrats to do? With the media stricken by Newtomania, with everyone reading from the Republican Contract, the Democrats could be forgiven for lapsing into a strategy of mere sniping. They could simply hang back, wait for the inevitable...
Commerce Secretary's Finances Scrutinized Business Partner Paid His Debts, Inquiry Finds
A former business partner of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown paid $190,000 of Brown's personal debts last year, including legal bills, lines of credit and mortgages, the Washington Post reported Saturday.Nolanda Hill, the former partner, also paid for a...
Conservative Minorities Form Group to Support House Gop's `Contract'
LEADERS OF A NEW conservative special interest group that calls itself the Minority Mainstream insist that angry white males aren't the only ones who back the rightward turn of the new Republican congressional majority.The new group voiced its support...
Cook Remains Convinced She Did the Right Thing She Says Gop `Refusal to Compromise' Caused Problem
Secretary of State Bekki Cook remains convinced she did the right thing by leaving the House voting board open for three hours while Speaker Bob F. Griffin thwarted a Republican-led coup."It would have been a terrible result for this state to have a...
Cowboys, Niners Lay It on Line in Mini-Super Bowl
Back in August, the Super Bowl talk began in San Francisco."We talked about that being our one and only goal," quarterback Steve Young said. "When you do that, you set yourself up in a way that there really is nothing else."Back in August, the Dallas...
Cruising through American History aboard Nantucket Clipper
AMERICAN HISTORY, from Colonial times to the Civil War, is the focus of a two-week Clipper Cruises voyage from Jacksonville, Fla., to Washington, D.C. The Nantucket Clipper departs Oct. 24 with a historian who will lecture about the history of each area.Stops...
Culverhouse Family Target of Kidnap Plot
A stranger approached former Tampa Bay Buccaneers president Gay Culverhouse and her daughter Leigh Chapman last July as they stood at a carwash. He made polite conversation and asked Chapman for change. She gave it to him.Six months later, Culverhouse...
Dance's Bad Boy but Mark Morris Wows His Peers
MARK MORRIS walks so fast that you have to run in order to keep up with him.Perhaps it was the anticipation of a hot bowl of soup on this chilly night that made him eager to get to the SoHo restaurant a block away from the Paul Taylor Dance Studio in...
Day's Tip at 1.2 Helps Bucks Snap Pacers' Home Streak
Todd Day's tip-in with 1.2 seconds left gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 97-95 victory over Indiana on Saturday night, snapping the Pacers' home winning streak at 10.The shot came after Indiana had rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter and...
Does TV Hurt Kids
What children watch on television contributes to escalating violence on the streets and in the home, some re-searchers say.That means it's up to parents to take control.Dr. Robert Sege of the Tufts University School of Medicine has reviewed 30 years...
Don't Let Change Take Us Backward
A FRIEND approached me the other day, outraged by the actions of Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.The friend was furious that Nixon has taken to the Supreme Court the issue of whether the state should continue to fund Kansas City's school desegregation...
Drop in Breast Cancer Deaths May Affirm Disputed '88 `Alert'
The impressive reduction in breast cancer deaths constitutes strong evidence that a daring and highly controversial cancer-fighting strategy begun six years ago may be paying off.In 1988, over a chorus of objections from other cancer specialists, Dr....
Drug Traffickers Buy Old Passenger Jets to Push Trade
In a new development in the traffic of Colombian cocaine into the United States, smugglers are buying old passenger jets using the planes to fly huge amounts of the drug into Mexico.Traveling at night with their lights off, the Boeing 727s and French-made...
Dual Programs to Aid Farmers Invite Problems
The two federal programs that protect farmers from crop disasters are troubled bureaucratic twins that have wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.One twin is the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. (FCIC), which subsidizes insurance policies that...
Easing the High Seas Queasies
IF YOU STEW about seasickness, you probably agree with this comment by George S. Kaufman: "I like terra firma," the comic playwright said. "The more firma, the less terra."But even if you're one of those who only prefers to feel the earth beneath your...
Evans: Knight's `Anointed One'
Indiana's Brian Evans - also known as "Brother Evans" within the considerable shouting distance of his coach - is this season's anointed one.If, on a given night, he scores bunches of points and grabs many rebounds, that's wonderful.Hoosiers coach Bob...
Fair Results Emerge from Foul Trouble
The bad news for H Waldman, St. Louis University's starting point guard, came about 5 1/2 minutes into the game Saturday against Dayton. He picked up his second foul and left the court with the game tied 10-10.The good news: Waldman watched his Billikens...
Families Are Making Waves, and Cruise Lines Are Catering to Them
AFTER SURVIVING at least a dozen cruises with some of her eight children and writing a guidebook on family-oriented cruises, Karen Hannon figures she's an expert on the subject.And Hannon is upbeat about the future of such cruising, despite September's...
Famous Chicken Helps Hatch Record Crowd but Mu Is Foul
After bringing in The Famous Chicken to boost attendance, Missouri laid an egg.The Famous Chicken helped Missouri set a women's basketball attendance record of 5,684, but on the court Mizzou fell to sixth-ranked Colorado 75-67. The previous record was...
Fertile for Fraud Farmers Routinely Collect Federal Insurance and Disaster Payments on Crops Prone to Fail. in the Process, Taxpayers Are Stuck with a Steep Price Tag for Fraud and Abuse - Well over $100 Million a Year
You've heard of the $600 toilet seat, the $7,600 coffee maker and the $9,600 wrench at the Department of Defense. Now, meet their country cousin, the $500,000 cotton field where a farmer raked in big federal payments for failing to grow cotton.It is...
Fight for School Is Fight for Neighborhood
Trisha Curtis says she has one goal as she fights for a proposed new early childhood center:To save the life of her neighborhood.Curtis' neighborhood, Forest Park Southeast, is filled with boarded-up buildings, condemned homes and littered yards. The...
Finding Heroes off the Field
With jury selection completed, the O.J. Simpson trial will soon return to the front pages. Opinion polls report, however, that most Americans have already lost interest in the incessant media spectacle. Their weariness demonstrates once again that public...
For the Chargers, There Is a Means to an End
It's too bad Bobby Ross and not Bill Belichick will be the coach opposing Pittsburgh Sunday. If Belichick were coaching the San Diego Chargers, he would bench Natrone Means and give the ball to Eric Bieniemy.The Steelers could laugh all the way to the...
Freighter Might Appeal to Minimalist in You
THERE ARE NO Las Vegas-style floor shows, no casinos, fancy spas, discos or midnight buffets. Yet freighter travel holds an enormous appeal for travelers seeking space and solitude at rates that can be less expensive than those of traditional cruise...
Fresh Crop: A Harvest of Colorful New Gardening Books
IT IS SAID you can't be too rich or too thin. But you also can't have too many garden books. No way.Which is just as well, because there are some great choices in the new crop of garden books. Usually, winter is the time for coffee-table books filled...
Golfer Watson Is Past Prime, but Not Time
Tom Watson makes you wonder why parents don't give their babies golf clubs instead of rattles. Or why pro athletes in other sports don't pursue golf as a profession instead of a hobby.Watson is past his prime but not his time. Though he is 45 and has...
Grandmother Is Winner in Bowl Bonanza
In a move as smooth as any likely to be seen in Sunday's National Football League conference championship games, John Fembeck took a handoff from his grandmother, Bernice Tossick, and headed for a touchdown at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.Mrs. Tossick,...
Harbour's Fox Takes His Fun All over World
Sam Fox plays as hard as he works.A man who knows how to enjoy himself, Fox travels the world on pleasure trips. Mostly he goes fishing, skiing or bird-hunting. A sampling:Back in June, Fox met friends from London, Hong Kong and India for a trip to Africa.The...
Harmony in Illinois
If Gov. Jim Edgar's State of the State address is any indication, the issues that excite Illinois legislators the most are tort reform and moving the primary election from March to September. As the era of Republican control of both houses of the Legislature...
Harsh Reality Ex-Card Royer Missed out on the Big Time
So much glamour. So much money. To the casual observer, baseball is a world where the rich get richer and the poor get . . . richer.The average major-league salary last season was $1.2 million. The major-league minimum is $109,000. By the most demanding...
Healthy Foster Will Be a Problem for Chargers
Take it from Barry Foster. There are only two things more torturous than playing football with two cracked bones in your lower back."Watching" football with two cracked bones in your lower back.Or watching football with a badly sprained left knee.Barry...
Heel Inflammation Can Have Many Causes
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 40-year-old woman, and I have a problem with heel pain. My doctor recommends physical therapy and inserts. Arthritis has been eliminated as a cause, and X-rays show no heel spur. What about other tests? I am unable to put weight...
Henson Stays Low-Key as Illinois Keeps Rolling
Lou Henson, coach of the only unbeaten team in the Big Ten Conference, did his best to maintain stiff upper and lower lips. Nothing to smile about yet, he said.After Illinois won its fourth in a row in the Big Ten, 78-67 over Indiana, Henson said, "I...
His Ballet Shoes, Elizabethan Bed and Nureyev's Art and Jewelry Bring $7.9 Million at Auction
Dancer Rudolf Nureyev's collection of costumes, art, jewelry and furnishings from his New York apartment netted more than $7.9 million in a two-day auction at Christie's that ended Friday. The total was more than double the presale estimate.Record prices...
Hot Hoiberg Leads Cyclones over Ku
Iowa State's two-man show was more than Kansas could handle.Fred Hoiberg and Julius Michalik combined for all of Iowa State's 26 second-half points and Hoiberg finished with 32 as the No. 23 Cyclones rallied to beat third-ranked Kansas 69-65 Saturday...
Housing Authority Policy: Discipline for Press Leaks
NOW, HEAR THIS: Mildred Motley, chief lawyer for the St. Louis Housing Authority, takes a fairly dim view of chatty staffers who might speak to reporters like yours truly. Ms. Motley will seek permission from the housing commissioners to "subject to...
How Three Plotted to Dethrone Griffin Even the Speaker Praises Them for `Valiant Attempt'
The plan to topple House Speaker Bob F. Griffin was fine-tuned last month at Poppy's, a family restaurant attached to a bowling ally in Crystal City.Over lunch, the top Republicans in the House and two Democratic co-conspirators hashed out their power-sharing...
Human Failings Dexter's Novel Seems Painfully Real
THE PAPERBOY A novel by Pete Dexter 307 pages, Random House, $23</P><P>IN HIS new novel, Pete Dexter gives the word "paperboy" a twist. In the dialect of backwoods northern Florida, a "paperboy" is a male who writes for a newspaper,...
Hungarian War Crimes Trial Called `Farce' 12 Militiamen Bear Weight of Charges in 1956 Massacre
A dozen old men are on trial for war crimes in the 1956 uprising against communism, but few people in this poor mining town think the case will exorcise the ghosts of the past.The men sitting in the defendants' dock in a courtroom in Budapest are the...
Idea of Crossing Causes Mixed Feeling in Woodson
The Cardinals have begun the process of contacting some 75 potential replacement players in their organization in preparation for spring training.General manager Walt Jocketty said he was convinced that replacements were going to be the order of the...
Identifying Adoptees Tough Call
SHOULD NEWS stories identify people who were adopted? That's the thorny question I'm posing for you, the reader, to think about today.It's a controversial issue; I can't think of a current thornier, unresolved problem for reporters and editors. We...
In 1 Day, Fires Claim 21 Lives in 4 States 16 Children Were among the Victims
Twenty-one people - 16 of them children - were killed in fires Saturday in suburban Chicago, western Minnesota, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington state.In Burbank, Ill., on the southwest boundary of Chicago, six children - ages 3 to 16 - were killed along...
In a Spanish Rhythm
The Tango Grill has an Argentine name, four American owners and a menu that offers St. Louisans a little bit of Spain.Bryan Young, one of the owners and the manager of the Grill, says that he and his partners thought that St. Louis was ready for a Spanish...
Infection Sidelines Shanahan for 5 Days
The Blues' second training camp began Saturday with the sense of deja vu, and not just because it was a reprise of the first camp in September.Rather, the feeling came from the absence of a star player, a 50-goal scorer at that, because of a viral infection...
Informer Did Not Entrap Shabazz, Says Agent Who Worked with Him
A former FBI agent who had previously worked with Michael Fitzpatrick said Saturday that the government informer did not entrap Qubilah Bahiyah Shabazz in a plot to kill Louis Farrakhan."He did not set her up," said former agent Danny Scott. "He was...
In Rematch, Chargers Won't Be Playing Games
The San Diego Chargers don't allow themselves to think much about their 37-34 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 24, which was the regular-season finale.The teams combined for more than 780 yards offense and alternately marched up and down...
In the Fog, Canada Geese Come to Those Who Wait
Sound was traveling faster than light that foggy morning, so the men heard the geese well before they saw them.Screaming back and forth to each other the way Canada geese do, the birds emerged from the gloom, first a half-dozen, then 15 or more, out...
In Ugly Display of Basketball Mu Just Pretty Good Enough
It was solitary confinement. It was drip, drip, dripping water. It was fingernails impaled with bamboo shoots. What was touted as a basketball game on Saturday at the Hearnes Center instead eroded into an excruciating display of . . . what, exactly?"Oh,...
Kosar Not Sure He'll Return as Backup QB for Dolphins
Quarterback Bernie Kosar and the Miami Dolphins may find themselves in an intriguing situation in the next few weeks as the parties decide whether to continue their relationship or part ways after one year.Kosar, 31, just completed the most uneventful...
Laundries Thwarting Thieves with Card-Operated Machines
The Maytag repairman of TV commercials is lonely because he works in a law-abiding Hollywood studio.That wouldn't be the case in Miami, or any other city where vandals rip the coin boxes from machines in the laundry rooms of apartment buildings, hotels...
Less Is More: New Scenery Sets the Stage for Drama
THE PLAY'S THE thing, but without the scenery, lighting and costumes, we'd usually be missing half the show.Sometimes the set is a room you'd like to copy at home. The oak-paneled drawing room in the recent production of Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee"...
Lost in Space: Missing Pieces of Universe
I KNOW YOU probably have a lot on your mind already, but you should be aware that 90 percent of the universe is missing.At least that's what astronomers are claiming. I personally wouldn't know. My only exposure to the universe was an astronomy course...
Lucky One: Grant Makes Crossover Look Easy
AMY GRANT'S career path makes it tempting to believe she has been driven by commercial ambitions.Her first frontier was Christian music. Signed to Word Records at 15, Grant, now 34, was firmly established as Christian music's top star by the early '80s....
Luxurious Ryndam Blends Class, Hominess
YOU KNOW Holland America - the ship line that gives cruising all those "dams"?Let's see, there's Rotterdam, Statendam, Noordam, Maasdam, Notredam, Hooverdam. . . .Kidding about those last two. Holland America's newest liner is very real - and very regal.Welkom...
Man Shoots, Kills Armed Intruder `I Had a Wife and Granddaughter to Protect,' City Resident Explains
A man helping to baby-sit his infant granddaughter shot and killed a gunman who invaded his home Saturday night in the Compton Heights neighborhood of St. Louis.The gunman entered their home through an unlocked rear door as Duane and Melinda Sanderson...
Martin's 25 Help Purdue Nip Iowa
The Iowa Hawkeyes, with three successive one-point losses, may have to be renamed the Heartbreak Hawkeyes. Purdue's Gene Keady is a coach who understands."I've never seen that before. It's amazing. It's just amazing. I'm happy it hasn't happened to us....
Martin's 25 Points Help Purdue Nip Iowa
With three successive one-point losses, the Iowa Hawkeyes may have to be renamed the Heartbreak Hawkeyes. Purdue's Gene Keady is a coach who understands."I've never seen that before. It's amazing. It's just amazing. I'm happy it hasn't happened to us....
`Master Race' Articles Force Mensa Editor to Quit
A newsletter editor for the high-IQ society Mensa has been forced to resign because of articles that appeared to advocate the extermination of the homeless, the mentally retarded, the old and the infirm.Nikki Frey, a legal secretary who volunteered her...
Millions of Filipinos Flock to Hear Pope
Pope John Paul II, visibly awed by perhaps the largest crowd of his 16-year papacy, urged the world's youth Sunday to respect "the beautiful gift of sexuality" and avoid falling into the trap of "moral slavery."The turnout was enormous for the final...
Minimum Wage More Symbolic Than Economic
As President Bill Clinton and his labor secretary, Robert Reich, cast about for an issue to use against the Republicans, they've come back to that old Democratic standby, the minimum wage.Reich's talk of a $1 increase in the minimum wage, now $4.25 an...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff can do a lot of things - juggle fish, fix chili, assemble toys - but it cannot review rap music. So to get an expert assessment of the "Prime Time" CD from DEION SANDERS, we had to turn to BARRY WALTERS of the San Francisco...
Mulgrew Walks in Shatner's Shoes
KATE MULGREW, the first woman to take the helm of a "Star Trek" series, has embraced the role of Capt. Kathryn Janeway with a passion.Mulgrew is Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager," the fourth series in the franchise. ("Voyager makes its debut at 9:35 p.m....