St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 17, 1995

2 Blazes Keep Augusta Firefighters Busy Officials Suspect Arson in One of 2 House Fires; No Injuries
Two house fires in two days made last week the busiest in years for volunteers in the Augusta Fire Protection District.Augusta Fire Chief David Struckhoff said one of the fires may have been set by an arsonist.That fire happened Friday at Bill and Mary...
4-Lane I-70 Overpass near Jungermann Planned Board Also Wants to Extend Mid Rivers Mall Drive North of I-70
Plans are moving ahead in St. Peters for a four-lane overpass over Interstate 70 and an extension of Mid Rivers Mall Drive.On Thursday, the St. Peters Board of Aldermen authorized the city to work with St. Charles County in right-of-way and the construction...
'94 Taught Us It's Crucial to Diversify
Americans who stashed their money under the mattress in 1994 fared better than most folks who invested in stock mutual funds.The holder of the average stock fund suffered a 1.69 percent decline in the value of holdings last year, the first negative return...
A Look at the Abcs of Psls a Total of 46,000 about to Go on the Market
Next to are they coming, the question most on the lips of St. Louis football fans has been what about these personal-seat licenses.Well, with the Los Angeles Rams set to formally announce their intention to move to St. Louis today, the time has come....
Babies in Strollers: Backward or Forward?
Dear Abby: I am writing about your response to "Mildred From Minnesota," who wondered about using strollers with babies facing forward. Your response: "If the baby is facing its mother, the baby would have to ride backward. I would assume that babies,...
Baby Bells, Disney near Video Deal
Three regional Bell telephone companies are close to a deal with Walt Disney Co. to provide video programming that could reach up to 50 million customers, officials said Monday.Disney, Ameritech Corp., BellSouth Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. (formerly...
Belleville Party Will Offer Full Slate
Belleville's Citizens United for Progress Party, backed by Mayor Roger C. Cook, plans to nominate a full slate of aldermanic candidates - one for each of the city's eight wards - when the official filing period opens today.Other city offices are not...
Big Quake in Japan Kills Dozens, Traps Hundreds
A massive earthquake rumbled through central Japan this morning, killing at least 38 people and injuring hundreds. A major expressway collapsed, as did several apartment buildings.NHK national television said at least 38 people had been killed.And police...
Birds the Words That Trip Up 3 Sisters on Beeline for Finals
What's a mother to do when three of her daughters are competing against one another in their school spelling bee?"I was rooting for all three of them to win, of course," Jennifer McDonnell of St. Charles said diplomatically. She pointed out that there...
Blues Set to Come Up Big in More Ways Than One
Blues fans wouldn't recognize the club that is shaping up here this week.The difference is notable before Mike Keenan's quick and quiet 45-minute sprint-a-thons take place twice a day at the Dobson Ice Arena.When the Blues come out to warm up, you actually...
Briefs
WorldICELAND16 Thought Dead As Avalanche Hits VillageSixteen people, including nine children, were thought to have died in their beds early Monday when an avalanche smashed into a remote Icelandic fishing village.Five bodies were recovered soon after...
Briefs
WorldICELAND16 Feared Dead As Avalanche HitsSixteen people, including nine children, were believed to have died in their beds early Monday when an avalanche smashed into a remote Icelandic fishing village.Five bodies were recovered soon after thousands...
Broken Promises, Cornfield Tears and Now, a Book
NINE YEARS AGO, Jessica Slaughter was watching a talk show featuring five women whose lives had hit bottom and bounced back. Each one had written a book about her experiences. All the women on the program were white."I got very insulted at that," said...
Bye, Bye 'Boys? Disintegrating Dallas May Lose Many Players
Charles Haley says he is leaving. He won't be the only Dallas Cowboy.If Haley really does follow through on his retirement plans, he will free $1.8 million under the salary cap for the Cowboys next season. Owner Jerry Jones will need the money to try...
Channel 5 Acknowledges Omission from Report
WHEN Channel 5 took viewers on a tour of Delmar Gardens West last week to point out what makes a good nursing home, the report failed to note that the doctor leading the tour, Dr. George Grossberg, was a member of the family that owns and operates the...
Chargers a Test for Nfc Champs? Niners Poised for a Cruise?
Nothing against the San Diego Chargers, but is this one really necessary? Super Bowl XXIX, that is.What say we just skip it, take a few months off and see you in training camp in July.Oh, the Chargers are a delightful story. They've never been to a Super...
Claggett's 3s Give Billikens Shot in the Arm in 71-60 Win
Erwin Claggett's aunt, uncle and young cousins might not have recognized his bald head at first glance. But Claggett's Motown kinfolk surely saw something familiar in the jump shot Monday night.Forget that Claggett never before had played on the floor...
Con Artists Prey on Woman, 84, in Florissant
An 84-year-old woman in Florissant sent $23,370 to a caller who was selling what he described as winning shares in Canadian lottery tickets.A New Jersey man reportedly sent $210,000 for his share of the "winning" Canadian lottery tickets.A Florida woman...
Conservation Department Helps Fill Local Tax Coffers
December is a busy month in county collectors' offices around the state, what with taxpayers sending in their checks at the last minute. But property taxes aren't the only payments that swell local government treasuries.County general revenue funds,...
Cultural Elite Wants Subsidies
One of the first decisions by House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a very encouraging one: He fired House historian Christina Jeffrey, whom he appointed just days earlier. He discovered she thought the Nazi and Ku Klux Klan viewpoints should be represented...
Day Honoring M.L. King Brings New Vows
The nation remembered the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday amid a feud between his family and the National Park Service over who will preserve his memory and how.At Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was pastor, Dexter Scott King vowed to continue...
District Will Ask Voters for 12 Cents of Tax Cutback Money Sought for Science, Math, Technology Material
Voters in the St. Charles School District will be asked April 4 to forgo part of a tax break in an effort to raise money for science, math and technology material.According to state law, the district must reduce the property tax rate this year by 39...
Documents Subpoenaed from Two Bakeries Here
A three-year federal investigation into the nation's three largest baking companies - two located here and one in Kansas City - is continuing, as executives say grand juries have subpoenaed more of their documents.A spokesman for Ralston Purina Co.'s...
Eford Shoots Marquette to Easy GMC Victory
Roney Eford rediscovered his shooting touch in time to help Marquette snap its three-game losing streak.Eford, held to eight points or fewer in each of Marquette's three defeats, matched his season high with 20 points and Tony Miller added 12 points...
Expect a New Sound from the Symphony Dutch Conductor's Agenda Includes Guest Soloists, More Choral Music
Evenings of German and French music, much more choral music, a fresh roster of guest soloists, and plenty of adventures in contemporary American music are on Hans Vonk's agenda for his new band.Even before his introduction Monday as the new music director...
Eye Institute Buys Lenders Building
The O'Donnell Eye Institute has bought the former Lenders Mortgage building at 2880 West Clay Street in St. Charles and moved its office there from the St. Charles Clinic next door.Doctors for the Institute perform laser surgery. O'Donnell is one of...
Fewer Deaths in the Family
The murder rate in metropolitan St. Louis dropped in 1994 by 13 percent from the year before. Is this the beginning of a trend? If so, what is the explanation? No one can answer either question with any certainty. Drawing general conclusions about homicide...
Football Fans Ready to Party, Welcome Rams
Let the gridiron celebration begin.Or as the country singer croons before those Monday Night Football telecasts:Are you ready for some football?The St. Louis Rams are signed, sealed and delivered. The FANS Inc. civic group and Rams officials will exchange...
Frontiere Recalls `Favorite Places' in St. Louis
"Keep it under your hat, but Georgia is gonna settle down here, but will maintain a house in Los Angeles," said Marion Pollard, Georgia Frontiere's aunt, who lives in St. Louis.Pollard arrived about the same time that her niece began greeting almost...
Genius Is as Genius Does
The now-deposed editor of the newsletter for the Los Angeles chapter of Mensa, the organization for people with high IQs, should consider transferring to that satirical society known as Densa, for those who just don't get it. After public attention was...
Gilby Clarke Not Ready to Walk with Big Boys
THERE is a time-honored rock tradition wherein ace guitar-slingers step from the shadows of their charismatic front men to carve a slice of notoriety in their own voice.Able journeymen like Keith Richards and Mick Ronson have created a niche that Gilby...
Golden State Holds Denver to 73 Points
Tom Gugliotta hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining in the game as Golden State broke a losing streak of eight games with a 77-73 win Monday over visiting Denver, playing its first game since the sudden resignation of coach Dan Issel.Gugliotta, with...
Hearing Today on Widening Stretch of Route 159
Drivers who have cursed the heavy traffic on Illinois Route 159 from Fairview Heights to Edwardsville get a chance today to speak their piece to officials planning to widen that stretch of road.The Illinois Department of Transportation is holding a...
High-Flying Illini Brace for Invasion by Wolverines
If anything should gain the undivided attention of the feel-good-about-themselves Illinois basketball team, it would be the mere appearance of the Michigan Wolverines."After what Michigan has done to us the last two or three years, our guys will be up,"...
Hood's Early Exit Paves Way for Vashon Win in Tripleheader
First things first.Derek Hood, the Arkansas-bound basketball phenom for Kansas City Central, is all that he is billed.On Monday night, in a game against the state's No. 1-ranked Vashon Wolverines at Normandy High, Hood brought a crowd of 2,500 to their...
How 4 Men Fought Racism Sitting Down College Students Took Risk, Sparked Nationwide Protest
FRANKLIN McCAIN'S parents had told him that if he worked hard in school, loved God and country and minded his manners, he would be rewarded. But at 13, he already knew it was a "big lie." He played by the rules and what did he get? "No respect, no...
Instant Romance Seems Too Good to Be True
Dear Ann Landers: Four days ago, I was shopping in the grocery store when an attractive man came up to me and asked if I could meet him in a few minutes in the meat department. I was quite flattered and said, "Yes." Five minutes later, we were chatting...
Is the U.S. Constitution Colorblind? Supreme Court Ruling in 1995 May Say Yes, End 20 Years of Affirmative Action
FOR TWO-THIRDS of this century, civil rights lawyers, liberal judges and legal scholars contended that the Constitution was "colorblind," citing the ringing words of dissent from Justice John Marshall Harlan in the Plessy vs. Ferguson case of 1896.Refusing...
Klan's Visit Is Exciting - in Strange Way
IT WAS as if the circus had come to town, bringing with it animals many people had never seen.People came from all over to see the strange beings flanked by odd flags and lots of music.Yes, on Monday, the Ku Klux Klan came to town. All 12 of them.The...
Lady Lions Roar to Win from Slim Halftime Lead
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team seemed to be in trouble Saturday night.The Lady Lions, who led by as many as 13 points, saw their lead dwindle to a single point by halftime. Still, Lindenwood coach Steve Crotz didn't call a timeout."With...
Late Tip-In Lifts Tulsa over Siu-Carbondale
Rafael Maldonado tipped in a missed layup with 1.3 seconds left Monday as Tulsa remained unbeaten in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 67-65 win over visiting Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.Tulsa led 63-61 but committed two turnovers and...
Lions Get a Break after Trip Coach Cancels Visit to Midwest Classic in Indianapolis
The Lindenwood College wrestling team was all set to travel to Indianapolis for the Midwest Classic.Then coach Stacy Weiland canceled the trip."We'd just made the long trip back from (the Sunshine Open in) Florida," Weiland explained. "I was tired, so...
Maine Girl Scouts Resist Snack Tax on Cookie Sales
The state of Maine is trying to collect a few crumbs from the Girl Scouts, slapping a 6 percent "snack tax" on sales of Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas and Do-si-dos.The Girl Scouts say it's a half-baked idea to tax a nonprofit group."We're just a bunch...
Massage Center Owner Wants to Offer Home-Office Service
The man who opened St. Peters' first therapeutic massage center two months ago was back before the Board of Aldermen on Thursday night to talk about his plan to offer massages in houses or offices.Gary Suitter says his Nirvana Therapeutic Massage Center...
Money Can Buy Happiness and an NFL Football Team
There are basically two ways to realize your dreams in America.Plan A requires a singular idea, a ground-breaking concept so profound it creates gold from dust. Think of something like intermittent windshield wipers or the Power Rangers and you can live...
Money Notes
Florida And California Slipping As Popular Retirement Havens</P><P>Sun havens Florida and California are still the most popular states for retiring Americans, but both lost ground in the lucrative retiree market during the 1980s, according...
Morning Briefing
Stock Rises For Target Of Harbour Group Bid</P><P>Shares of Salem Corp. rose 17 percent Monday after it got an improved takeover bid of $39 million, or $21 a share, from Harbour Group of St. Louis.</P><P>Harbour Group, a private...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
They have yet to play a game as the St. Louis Rams, but our football team already has established a home-field advantage. From 1960 to 1987, when the Cardinals represented our town in the NFL, the Rams played seven games here.Their record in St. Louis...
Most Lymphatic Cellulitis Responds to Antibiotics
Dear Dr. Donohue: My brother in England has a poisoned wrist area, called lymphatic cellulitis. Can you explain?Cellulitis is an infection of skin and underlying tissue. Your brother's cellulitis spread by way of his lymphatics, a network of tiny vessels...
New Democratic Team Tries to Focus Its Fragmented Party
The Democratic National Committee was in Washington to meet its new leadership and face an old problem: finding enough internal unity to be able to challenge the Republicans. As usual, the Democrats are wallowing in conflicting advice.After much dithering,...
NFL Disciplinarian Washington Has Look of Diplomat
Gene Washington doesn't have the look of a law enforcer. That is to say, he sometimes wears spectacles, often wears traditional Brooks Brothers suits and always looks as if he's headed to Wall Street or the United Nations.Which means either business...
Obituaries
Aloysius J. Prinster</P><P>Aloysius J. "Allie" Prinster, 81, of O'Fallon, died Sunday (Jan. 15, 1995) of natural causes at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.</P><P>Mr. Prinster was a retired farmer. He was a member...
Older Women Spellbind Sluh Teens Skillful Residents of Nursing Home Outclass Students
Call it a victory for the elderly in a society that worships youth.Monday afternoon, for the third year running, the senior women - ages 71 to 92 - who live at St. Agnes Home beat the senior men of St. Louis University High School - ages 17 or 18 - in...
Ortwerth Appoints 3 to Gateway Panel Transportation, Economics, Cities Key Issues
An expert on transportation and two people with experience in economic development and municipal government will represent St. Charles County on issues that come before the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council.County Executive Joe Ortwerth made the...
Ou Shows Strength under Sampson
Defense isn't the barrier that cordons off the backyard. A pass isn't a slip of paper to get you out of class. And shooting isn't equal-opportunity.These are the simple precepts of Kelvin Sampson, the first-year coach of the surprising Oklahoma Sooners.The...
Panthers Get Better and Better North Improves Record to 14-2 after Two Victories in a Week
Fort Zumwalt North's swimming team just keeps getting better and better."I keep expecting to wake up to find that the dream is over," North coach Roger Eastman said. "I was thrilled last year when we finished 11-11-2. But this year, everything just seems...
Panthers Post Second Place at Riverview `Things Just Didn't Go Our Way Down the Stretch,' Coach Says
Even after his team finished last in the Pattonville Tournament the week before, Fort Zumwalt North High wrestling coach Jon Gibbs knew his team had a chance to win Saturday's Riverview Gardens Invitational."We got our butts kicked at Pattonville, but...
People
In the best - or, at least, the usual - tradition of journalism, CONNIE CHUNG is standing by her story.The story, of course, is the infamous interview with Kathleen Gingrich, mother of House Speaker NEWT GINGRICH. In the interview, Chung coaxed the speaker's...
Ph.D. of Pumpology an Academic Chronicles the Role of the Gas Station in American Culture
ON HIS WAY back here from Atlanta, John Jakle was driving "the long way, as geographers often do." Just outside a little town in Indiana, his Ford LTD broke down, as cars often do.Because the engine breakdown occurred about 25 years ago, Jakle had the...
Precise Plans Needed for Any City-College Project, Mayor Says Nichols: Lindenwood Partnership Depends on Specifics
St. Charles should avoid any commitments to form a partnership with Lindenwood College until both sides have approved precise plans for redevelopment, says Mayor Grace M. Nichols."I am not going to entertain anything for the city's involvement until...
Public Funding for Public Art
Occasionally, there's an advantage to living in St. Louis where change comes slowly. We have ample opportunity to learn from our mistakes and observe what works elsewhere. Such is the case with the public art policy being considered by the Board of Aldermen....
Put It on the P.A
The Wentzville High School math team took first-place overall honors at the recent Fort Zumwalt South Math Olympiad and second place at the Warrensburg Math Contest and the Knob Noster Math Relays.U.S. Rep. Jim Talent, R-Chesterfield, has announced the...
Quake Pounds Japan Death Toll Is on the Rise; 1,000 Injured
A massive earthquake rumbled through central Japan this morning, killing at least 300 people and injuring more than 1,000, officials said.A major expressway collapsed, as did several apartment buildings. Trains were knocked off their tracks, and hundreds...
Quake Pounds Japan Death Toll Rises near 600 with Thousands Hurt
A massive earthquake rumbled through central Japan this morning, killing nearly 600 people, injuring thousands and trapping hundreds more in the rubble of collapsed buildings.The earthquake struck with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2, causing the collapse...
`Ramschops' on Menu for Hello to Georgia
GEORGIA ON OUR MINDS: As a welcome home to Georgia Frontiere, the St. Louis-born owner of the erstwhile Los Angeles Rams, Sportsman's Park restaurant on Clayton Road has posted on its menu a "Georgia appetizer, featuring Ramschops." ...
Rams Fans Poised, Await OK from NFL
Let the gridiron celebration begin.Or as the country singer croons before those Monday Night Football telecasts:Are you ready for some football?The St. Louis Rams are all but signed, sealed and delivered. A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. today...
Rams Hire Ortmayer as Vice President
The Rams will have a new home, a new coach and a new man making many of their football decisions.On Monday, a day before they're expected to officially announce their move from Los Angeles to St. Louis, the Rams hired Steve Ortmayer as vice president,...
Rams Hire Raiders' Ortmayer for GM-Type Responsibilities
St. Louis' soon-to-be football team now has a football man to make football decisions. The Rams formally announced Monday the hiring of Steve Ortmayer as vice president of football operations.Ortmayer, 50, will oversee player acquisition, as well as...
Rams' Impact on Economy Is Disputed $100 Million Annually Too Optimistic, Some Say
Rams boosters say bringing the team to St. Louis would be worth $100 million a year in regional business revenue. Economics professors are skeptical.A study by the St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association estimates that each fan at a St. Louis...
Reporter Captures Pain, Plight of Life in North Korea
He fooled North Korean border guards into believing he was a poor Chinese peddler, risking arrest - and possible death - as a suspected spy.Lee Chan-sam, a Korean-American reporter for South Korea's Joongang Daily News, came back from a clandestine visit...
Return of Ira? What Revival of Accounts Would Mean to You
Most of the tax-cutting attention has gone to capital gains and credits for families with children. But of all the tax changes proposed in recent months, the most important to average Americans - and probably to the economy as well - is the resurrection...
Russian Official Wants Talks on Chechnya Prime Minister's Speech Calls for End to Bloodshed
Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin called Monday for immediate peace talks to end the secessionist rebellion in Chechnya.Meanwhile, Russian planes and artillery continued to pound Grozny, but ground forces did not appear to have gained more of...
Sanchez Vicario Reduces Foe to Tears
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario reduced her first-round opponent to tears Tuesday in the Australian Open, overwhelming Fang Li so thoroughly she sobbed uncontrollably on a changeover just before the end.Sanchez Vicario, the top seed, began her quest for the...
Schnucks Bags National Stores
In a deal that affects virtually every St. Louis food shopper, Schnuck Markets Inc. said Monday that it plans to buy 60 National supermarkets, including 53 in the St. Louis area.If federal regulators approve the deal, Schnucks will own 103 stores here,...
Schnucks Was Able to Keep a Secret but Canadian Law Forced Disclosure
For months they had kept the lid on the big supermarket deal. But by Saturday time was running out.Craig Schnuck ran into Richard Currie, president of Loblaw Cos. Ltd., at a grocery industry conference at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Their deal...
Shabazz's Accuser Has History of Luring Others to Wrongdoing
Michael Fitzpatrick, the man who says the daughter of Malcolm X tried to hire him to kill Louis Farrakhan, has a history of enticing others to wrongdoing.But little has emerged about the daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, despite her famous father.Many who came...
Shoppers Wonder about Their Stores Some Worry They Will Lose Convenience
Customers s reacted with surprise and worry Monday when they heard of Schnucks' plan to swallow the area's National stores.Standing in front of the National-owned Garden Market at 6623 Ladue Road, retiree Pat Stretch worried aloud that the store might...
Simpson's Attorneys Feud as Case Nears Critical Stage
The feud between two of O.J. Simpson's lawyers escalated Monday when they exchanged barbs three days before opening statements in Simpson's double-murder trial.In comments published Monday, lawyer Robert Shapiro, who put together Simpson's defense team,...
Sports Shorts
Glazer Agrees To Buy, Keep Bucs In Tampa</P><P>Palm Beach, Fla., financier Malcolm Glazer agreed to buy the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, ending a bidding war for the franchise with the worst record in National Football League history.</P><P>The...
Spotlight
Anyone who has seen the movie "Rain Man" knows that people with autism sometimes develop extraordinary talents. Shawn Gipperich, a 16-year-old sophomore at Fort Zumwalt South High School, has a genius for electronics.You name it - microwaves, televisions,...
Spring Big Bird from Its Gilded Cage
Every time a reform initiative comes along to halt public broadcasting's dependence on federal subsidies, caricaturists can't resist portraying Big Bird as a lovable sitting duck threatened by some ruffian with a shotgun. That's cute, but it distorts...
`St. Louis Rams' Logo Is Sidelined for Now
Want a St. Louis Rams T-shirt?You'll have to settle for a "Rams" shirt until March, at least for an official version.That's because the National Football League must approve the Rams' move here before it will allow sportswear dealers to print "St. Louis...
Students Get a Taste of College Atmosphere Juniors, Seniors Taken on Tours of Campuses to Chart Their Futures
Juniors and seniors at St. Charles High School are getting a taste of college campus life before they graduate.In what counselors believe is the only such program in the county, they take bus loads of students several times a winter to college campuses...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY"Georgia O'Keeffe: Canyon Suite": Twenty-eight of the artist's early and previously unexhibited watercolors are featured in this new show at the Art Museum. The works in "Canyon Suite"...
Symphony's Director Talking New Sound
Evenings of German and French music, much more choral music, a fresh roster of guest soloists, and plenty of adventures in contemporary American music are on Hans Vonk's agenda for his new band.Even before his introduction Monday as the new music director...
The Food Chain Supermarkets Have Gobbled Each Other Up Here since '50S
In the 1950s, the supermarket of the future had a soda fountain and grill, a bakery and pharmacy, and a customer lounge with easy chairs and a television set.The 30,000-square-foot groceries that Bettendorf Food Stores opened more than 40 years ago also...
Thousands Pay Homage to King Slain Leader Opened Doors `for So Many,' Celebrator Says
Harold Penn, 12, attended the King Day celebration downtown to honor the man he wants to emulate.Cheryl Lyles, 44, took her sons, 10 and 14, to discover that people of all races and all ages can come together.Matt Wilcox, 42, went to uphold Dr. Martin...
U. City Fire Spurs Community Support
The house fire that killed three children early Sunday in University City has prompted an outpouring of generosity from the community."People have dropped off food, ironing boards, bags, baskets and boxes of clothes," said Solomon L. Williams, pastor...
U.S. Plans to Take Hard Look at Effect on Competition Here
When Schnuck Markets Inc. buys National Super Markets, what will happen to your grocery bill?Nothing, says Schnucks - but Uncle Sam's trust-busters apparently aren't so sure.The expanded Schnucks would have more than half of the stores and a bit more...
U.S. to Look Hard at Deal Regulators May Worry about Size of Expanded Chain
When Schnuck Markets Inc. buys National Super Markets, what will happen to your grocery bill?Nothing, says Schnucks - but Uncle Sam's trust-busters apparently aren't so sure.The expanded Schnucks would have more than half of the stores and a bit more...
Vonk Has Reputation for Skill, Energy
In this city of lofty art and music that survived the hellish depths of a World War II firebombing, conductor Hans Vonk won hard-earned respect as a musician and survivor.Vonk honed his skills as chief conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Semper...
What a Trip: Hallucinating on Hypnosis
THIS YOUNGER generation is perverse. First, they take up Tony Bennett, Mr. Elevator Music to their hard-rock parents.Now, they're going to see - get this - hypnosis shows. When's the last time those were big? The 1950s?But this is hypnotism with a twist....
Will Islam Be on Trial in New York?
Jury selection began in New York City last week in the federal government's case against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and 11 other Muslim defendants on charges of conspiracy to wage a "war of urban terrorism against the United States." The trial promises...
Will South Africa Trust Bill of Rights?
Imagine that Chief Justice John Marshall and his colleagues, when they began interpreting the U.S. Constitution in 1803, had had on their docket many of the issues that came to the Supreme Court over the next two centuries. That is the prospect that...
Writer Captures Pain, Plight in North Korea
He fooled North Korean border guards into believing he was a poor Chinese peddler, risking arrest - and possible death - as a suspected spy.Lee Chan-sam, a Korean-American reporter for South Korea's Joongang Daily News, came back from a clandestine visit...
Young Philippoussis Gives Edberg a Scare
He's a kid with teen-age acne and the body of a god, thunderous serves and lightning-bolt volleys, a million dollars in the bank and millions more to be made.Mark Philippoussis is called the Golden Greek in this city of Greeks, and now the rest of the...