St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 11, 1997

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378 Flight Attendants at Twa Furloughed
Trans World Airlines Inc. sent layoff notices to 378 flight attendants Friday, grounding many of the same workers it hired to handle last year's ambitious schedule expansion.TWA is furloughing 218 flight attendants at John F. Kennedy International Airport...
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An Extension of Itself New Inline Skates Grow with Kids
The problem with kids is that they grow up just too darn fast. Yes, we regret those Kodak moments that slip away, like when they get their heads stuck between the bars of the front gate, or when they scream on Santa Claus' lap.But we get peeved - no,...
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Angler Baits Hook Switching Networks
UNLIKE most outdoors television show hosts, Mark Sosin is not a professional fisherman. He is simply a professional, which explains why "Mark Sosin's Saltwater Journal" is one of the few fishing shows to consistently produce something worth watching....
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Anheuser-Busch Declares Hiring Freeze Part of Strategy to Protect Profit
For the first time in several years, Anheuser-Busch Cos. has frozen hiring.The freeze applies to the entire corporation, except for international field operations and operations like theme parks that use seasonal employees.The last such freeze occurred...
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A Playful Spin Puts Fun in the Garden
TEN YEARS AGO, I packed my possessions in the South and drove over the Ozark Mountains to my new home in Kansas City.Along the way I bought a whirligig at a craft shop by the side of the road in Arkansas.It was the figure of a bluebird that paddled like...
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Begin Cat Training by Changing Your Own Behavior
I RECENTLY WATCHED a TV program that featured a magician and a tiger. The cat was perfectly trained and appeared to be very friendly. While almost everyone has seen big cats perform wonderful behaviors in animal acts, most people think that domestic...
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Bill Gates Courts Gumbel for Key Role at MSNBC
SO WHY was former "Today" anchor Bryant Gumbel spotted at the Microsoft "campus" near Seattle this past week? Sources say Gumbel was summoned there by none other than the potentate of Microsoft himself, Bill Gates.Gumbel is likely to decide on his next...
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Bill Maher Slam-Dunks Roseanne
ROSEANNE was supposed to be one of Bill Maher's first guests when "Politically Incorrect" had its ABC debut this past Monday night. Seemed like the perfect pairing: Roseanne, never one to be confused with a diplomat, and "Politically Incorrect," a show...
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Blues Crank Up Good Vibrations It's Doghouse to Penthouse after Victory
To get an idea of how much things have changed with the Blues, one needs only to look at Joel Quenneville's first victory as Mike Keenan's successor behind the bench.All the signs were there Thursday night at San Jose Arena in a 4-3 victory over the...
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Book by Former Aide Portrays President as Isolated by Feuds
Clinton is prone to temper tantrums and disparages his advisers at the White House, Dick Morris says.Fallen political guru Dick Morris portrays President Bill Clinton in a new book as isolated by feuding among his staff and reliant on Morris for advice...
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Briefs
NORTH CAROLINADiane Sawyer Defends Use Of Hidden Cameras For StoryHidden cameras are useful reporting tools that help the public understand what the world is really like, Diane Sawyer testified Friday as the Food Lion grocery chain pursued punitive damages...
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Briefs
NORTH CAROLINADiane Sawyer Defends Use Of Hidden Cameras For StoryHidden cameras are useful reporting tools that help the public understand what the world is really like, Diane Sawyer testified Friday as the Food Lion grocery chain pursued punitive damages...
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Burroughs Coach Takes This Win Sitting Down
John Burroughs School coach Dennis Moore just sat back and watched as his girls basketball team pulled out a 53-44 win over host Lutheran North on Friday night."I have no choice," Moore said. "I had reconstructive knee surgery over the break. This is...
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Carter's Latest Is Open Book
The former president began writing about Sunday school lessons. But his latest work, "Living Faith," a New York Times bestseller, became a true spiritual memoir.Former President Jimmy Carter thinks people of faith should reach out to everyone, exclude...
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Century's Best Includes High-Tech Fabric along with M&ms and the Advent of E-Mail
WE SURVIVED THE presidential race of 1996, but now it's time for a Herculean chore:We must make lists to commemorate the end of the century.We've got just a little more than three years. (All of you who insist that the new century won't start until Jan....
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Ceremony Moves in out of the Cold
Bitterly cold weather has forced state officials to move indoors Monday's swearing-in ceremonies for Gov. Mel Carnahan and other statewide elected officials.The prospect of severe cold has also forced the cancellation of Monday's inaugural parade, according...
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Chicago Is Ready for Sir Charles
Here he comes.You know he doesn't think all that much of Dennis Rodman."He's a good player," Charles Barkley said. "But I don't pay any attention to Dennis. I don't want to lead the league in rebounding. I've got more responsibilities than Dennis. He's...
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Choice of Monument Delays Holocaust Memorial Project
Germany's long-delayed project to build a memorial for Jews who died in the Holocaust encountered trouble Friday when a panel of planners was unable to agree on what sort of monument they wanted.Ignatz Bubis, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany,...
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Christmas Peppers: Lovely to Look at but Not for Lunch
Q: Are Christmas peppers edible? If so, what color are they when ripe? I received a lovely plant that has white, yellow and red round fruits and handsome green leaves.A: There are several forms of Christmas or ornamental peppers. Some have cone-shaped...
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Clinton Kicks off Effort to Hire from Welfare Rolls
The White House announced on Friday its own effort to hire people off the welfare roles.The announcement was made as President Bill Clinton met in the Cabinet Room with 13 chief executives who have begun innovative programs to hire those on welfare."The...
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Color Goes to New Lengths
GOODBYE PALE PINKS and silvers. Hello metallic purples, shimmering blues and glistening greens.Those are the latest nail colors that consumers are plucking from store shelves and making their newest accessory."It's different," said Danielle Wiegand,...
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Couple Became Seat-Mates Forever
Dear Ann Landers: I hope it's not too late for another seat-mate story. I'd like to tell about how my parents met. My father, a Marine, was stationed near Chicago at the end of World War II. My mother was working in Chicago, living with some girlfriends....
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Cowboys Learning Abcs Oklahoma State Takes Its Time in Rebuilding
After barging in on the NCAA Tournament's Final Four two seasons ago, Oklahoma State suffered a precipitous dropoff to 17-10 in Year One ABC: After "Big Country," a k a center Bryant Reeves."Last year," coach Eddie Sutton said at the Big 12 Conference...
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Cp Shades Offers Line for Home
AFICIONADOS OF THE CP Shades line of women's clothing can now extend its style to their bedrooms with the new CP Shades Home collection. It's a line of bedding made from the company's signature linen and linen floral jacquard. The pieces are all meant...
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Deaconess Incarnate Word for Sale
There are no plans to eliminate jobs or close facilities here.Deaconess Incarnate Word Health System said Friday that it is negotiating to sell its three hospitals and 125 physician practices to Tenet HealthSystem of California.Tenet, a for-profit company,...
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Delaying Knee Replacement Sometimes Wise
Q: I'm a 60-year-old man who played a lot of racquetball in my younger years and tennis once or twice a week. I had to stop because of my knees. I've had surgery to remove cartilage. One doctor mentioned the possibility of knee-replacement surgery but...
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Don't Recall Sharon Tyus
Unless a court rules otherwise, residents of the city's 20th Ward will have to decide on Tuesday whether Alderman Sharon Tyus should be recalled. Ms. Tyus has been a controversial, often intemperate member of the Board of Aldermen. She has alienated...
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Dreamy Designers Ralph, Calvin and Friends Finding Success in the Home Market
WHILE THE WEATHER outside is frightful, why not cuddle up with Ralph, Alex or Calvin?Fashion designers learned long ago that we'll wear almost anything they dream up on our backs, so why not on our beds? And windows. And towel racks. (And furniture,...
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Envoy Involved in Fatal Car Crash to Be Held in U.S. Georgia May Waive Diplomatic Immunity for Embassy Official
A Georgian diplomat held responsible for a fatal car crash was ordered by his government Friday to remain in the United States, where he could face a second-degree murder charge.Gueorgui Makharadze, the No. 2 envoy at the Georgian Embassy, had recei...
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Even Small Spills of Antifreeze Can Prove Fatal to Pets
IT'S TIME AGAIN for an antifreeze alert!As the weather changes, everyone rushes to change and freshen their antifreeze, or ethylene glycol. Every year about this time, cats and dogs are exposed repeatedly to this power poison.This chemical has a sweet,...
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Everything's Coming Up Rosie
AS a 9-to-5er, I rarely get to watch daytime TV. So when Christmas and New Year's fell mid-week, I camped out on my couch and channel-surfed past soaps, and "Lucy" reruns until I discovered the jewel in daytime TV's crown. Now, I'm obsessed with rearranging...
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Eye Openers
EYE DROPS* CHRIS PRONGER is from Mars, IGOR KRAVCHUK is from Venus.* Having watched them shoot jump shots recently, Indonesian officials said they would never issue the Billikens a visa, for fear of spreading the disease. * Isn't this about the time...
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Fan Attacks on the 'Net Death Threat for Kansas City's Tsanchtret
Lee Tschantret spent the first five games of the season watching the Kansas City Attack from the stands. He was serving a league suspension for his actions in the championship series against the Cleveland Crunch.He came out of the suspension playing...
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Feuding over Gingrich Hearing Continues Panel Chief's Cancellation Invalid, Democrats Say
Speaker Newt Gingrich's ethics case exploded into more partisan bickering Friday with Democratic members of the House ethics committee decrying the cancellation of next week's public hearings into the matter.House Republicans, meanwhile, assailed Democrats...
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Flower Show Brightens Downton
HOLD THIS THOUGHT: It's summer somewhere.Next weekend, it's summer inside the America's Center downtown. Starting Friday morning, the St. Louis Flower Show will fill thousands of square feet with flowers, plants, landscaping accessories, garden furnitu...
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Freeburg Returns to the Win Column at Althoff 65-59
The Freeburg Midgets went to Althoff on Friday night hopeful of getting back on track. The Midgets, the area's seventh-ranked small schools team, had lost their last game to Okawville (81-76).Mission accomplished: Freeburg topped the Crusaders 65-59...
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Free Throws Help Howell N. Slip Past Cross-District Rival
Katie Kuehler, a 5-foot-8 senior point guard, hit four free throws in the last 40 seconds and led Francis Howell North over upset-minded Francis Howell 41-37 in a Gateway Athletic Conference game Friday night.North, ranked No. 4 in the Post-Dispatch...
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Getting Acquainted with Caviar
Q: I'm trying to learn about caviar. Can you fill me in?A: Caviar is an indulgence, but it's worth it for a special occasion. These salted fish eggs, or roe, are beautiful, elegant and delicious. Caviar is salty, but the salt should not be overwhelming;...
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Gingrich Hearings Demanded as Set
Democrats on the House ethics committee said Friday that Republicans violated House rules by canceling public hearings on ethics charges against Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. They said they expected the hearings to proceed as planned.Reps. Ben Cardin,...
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Having a Field Day with Lambert Airport
BEEN OUT to the field lately? I speak of Lambert Field, a place everyone except my newspaper refers to as Lambert Airport. You've seen the headlines and read the stories, in which we proclaim this or that happened at "Lambert Field."A friend who works...
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History Puts a Damper on Nostalgia
Dear Miss Manners: I think that cyberspace encourages deceit with pseudonyms or cryptic names and addresses. Freedom from responsibility encourages some to be irresponsible.What is missing is a good old-fashioned editor to keep those noms de plume in...
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Horror and Disaster, All Mixed Up
"THE RELIC"Rating: R, extremely gory, language. Running time: 1:50.THIS unlikely horror-thriller about a mutant monster set in the Gothic darkness of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History strains believability and overdoes the special effects. But...
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Hot Products Sparking Home-Electronics Business
SOME NEW products are promising to redefine home electronics. Here are a few of the trends:Home theater. The idea behind home theater is simple: It's integrating a large-screen TV set with a sound system to make watching TV look and sound more like watching...
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Icing Problem Reported on Planes before Fatal Crash
Although the weathermay have brought down the commuter flight Thursday near Detroit, a U.S. safety official said Friday that it was too soon to speculate about the cause.Planes in and out of Detroit's airport were icing up before a commuter plane trying...
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`I'm Going to Miss Her So, So Much' Air Crash Victims Leave Void for Relatives, Friends
A strange twist of fate had Maureen DeMarco scheduled on the commuter plane that crashed in a snowy field Thursday, killing all 29 on board. She was traveling to Michigan for a service for her brother - who died in a plane crash last month."The odds...
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Is It a Victorian Original or a '30S Reproduction?
Q: Can you give me some tips on how to tell the difference between Victorian furniture and reproductions of the style that were made in the 1930s?A: The tools and techniques used to make Victorian furniture in the 1850s and the 1930s are often the same....
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Jaguars Owner Set to Try on Glass Slipper
He was there on a muggy, 90-degree day in June for the Jacksonville Jaguars' mini-camp, wearing a sports coat, no socks and a grin wider than the mouth of the St. Johns River flowing through town.He was there for the dog days of training camp. He was...
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Jerry Berger Q&a St. Louis Family Made Cars, Airplanes
In 1938, I got my first car, a pre-owned Gardner. The price of the car was $27.50. I haven't met anyone who ever heard of the car. Do you have any informationi?Wilburn Yarbrough, Villa RidgeThe Gardner family of St. Louis began making buggies in 1882...
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Kickin' around the Cyc Msgr. Meyer Helped Start Inclusive Youth Programs
Monsignor Louis F. Meyer has probably touched more lives through sports than any St. Louisan, with or without a clerical collar.Yet the only monument to him is a sign at an Archdiocese youth camp that says, "MSGR MEYER RD.""I could care less," said the...
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Lasorda's Favorites
Some Dodgers Tommy Lasorda will never forget:JACKIE ROBINSON - "He was one of the most fierce competitors I have ever played with or against. He could beat you in so many ways. He beat you with his glove, his arms, his legs and his bat. He intimidated...
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Less Upstream Development Doesn't Mean Less Flooding
As implied by the Dec. 27 editorial's headline, "MSD's Difficult Choices," establishing regulations over land development that will limit damages from high flows in streams is not simple. To try to do this, MSD is proposing regulations that would increase...
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Local Briefs
FOREST PARKCity Installs Fences At Lake Near Art HillA reinforced fence was put in front of a lake in Forest Park on Friday after a girl slid into the water there on Thursday. Parks department spokeswoman Gail Compton said a chain-link fence was put...
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Losing Lasorda a Big Blow to Baseball
Of all the shock waves that hit Los Angeles in 1996, one is still reverberating. On July 29, the 20-year career of Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda came to an end. Even the recently announced intention to sell the franchise pales by comparison.Lasorda's...
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Lost in Space : Lsu Coach on Launch Pad Brown Looks Forward to Retirement
He quoted Nelson Mandela, Walt Whitman, Jonas Salk, Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul I and II - and that was just in his resignation speech last Thursday.At a press conference during the 1986 Final Four, he mentioned the Botanist School of Forestry,...
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Lounge Act: Luxurious Laid-Back Furniture
EXCEPT WHEN YOU have visitors in your home or are a visitor in someone else's, exactly how long do you ever really just sit on a sofa or in an upholstered chair?How long does it take before you begin to lean, to slouch, to drape yourself over a padded...
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Malone Is Worried about NBA Future
Aretha Franklin wails about it. Rodney Dangerfield whines about it. The NBA's young stars simply aren't wallowing in it:It's R-E-S-P-E-C-T.On Monday, Utah's Karl "The Mailman" Malone called some of the National Basketball Association's young stars "knuckleheads,"...
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Market Rallies on Profit Optimism
U.S. stocks rallied Friday, sending all major averages to records, as investors wagered that faster economic growth will bolster corporate profits.Prospects for the Dow Jones Industrial Average's first close above 6700 appeared remote as a slump in bonds...
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Missourians Welcome : Illinois Has Gala Jan. 19
Tickets are still available for Illinois' inaugural party in Washington.If you're finding it tough to get into one of the presidential inaugural balls, there still may be a place for you in Washington to party.The Illinois Inaugural Gala is planned for...
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Missouri Goes to Bat to Save Food Stamps for about 6,000
The state of Missouri is trying to preserve food stamp benefits for thousands of single and childless adults who will lose them March 1.Next week, Missouri officials will ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue to help recipients in St. Louis,...
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Missouri Loses in Rulings on Kc Schools
Among other things, an appeals panel kept state funding for free, supervised afterschool activities for elementary school children.A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the state of Missouri on several issues, including budget cuts, recruitment...
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Moderately Priced Bags; Suits for Women Execs
Q: Evening bags have become so expensive. Any ideas on what to buy that won't cost so much?A: Jennifer Morgan, fashion director at Saks Fifth Avenue, offers several suggestions. First, don't rule out taking the big leap and considering an expensive bag...
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Morning Briefing
Launch Pad Gremlins Scrap 3rd Liftoff TryIridium Inc. said its first satellite launch was delayed Friday for the third time in as many days after a faulty water valve on the launch pad was discovered 23 seconds before liftoff.The company, backed by Motorola...
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Mu Pipeline to St. Louis? : Tigers Are Trying to Net Two Top Area Quarterbacks
As the area's best high school football players started beating a path between St. Louis and Columbia for campus visits at Missouri last month, the pressure began to build.All knew they would receive other offers - some from perennial national powers...
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New `Landing' Will Stick to `Knots' and Bolts
QUESTION: What have the "Knots Landing" cast members been doing since the series ended its 14-season run in 1993? Michele Lee: "I've been sleeping with Bill Devane for about three years!"Joan Van Ark: "And I've been sleeping with Michelle Phillips!"Ted...
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New Look for Nfl's Final Four Tradition Lacking in Conference Finals Sunday
And the winners are . . . Carolina, Green Bay, Jacksonville and New England.There's never been a more improbable Final Four in the history of NFL playoffs.Green Bay, we'll give you. But two 1995 expansion franchises? The Patriots, 6-10 in '95 and winners...
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Nicaraguan President Starts His Term amid Struggles, Opposition
Hours after conservative Arnoldo Aleman's inauguration, police arrested two men on charges of plotting to kill the president.A conservative once jailed by Nicaragua's leftist government began a five-year term as president Friday facing challenges of...
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Officer Thwarts Bank Robbery; 1 Suspect Shot ; 2nd Suspect Flees out Door, over Fence; Hostage Unhurt
Four times in the last year, armed robbers successfully knocked off the First Bank FSB at Grand and Gravois avenues.The fifth holdup failed because an off-duty St. Louis police sergeant shot one robber in the head and chased his accomplice from the building...
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O.J. Says of Marriage: `We Were Very Much in Love'
A relaxed O.J. Simpson returned to the witness stand Friday, telling jurors that his marriage to Nicole Brown Simpson was a great love story that was doomed by her emotional problems.Weeks before she was slashed to death, he said, he decided their attempt...
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O.J. Tells of Marriage: `We Were Very Much in Love'
A relaxed O.J. Simpson returned to the witness stand Friday and told jurors about the good times, describing a loving marriage to the woman he is accused of slashing to death.Simpson offered a history of his glory years as a football hero and wealthy...
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Old Styles Wiggle Back into the Spotlight
WHEN ISAAC MIZRAHI slapped a pair of wood-bottomed Dr. Scholl's Exercise Sandals on the feet of his spring runway models a season or two ago, he made one woman in St. Louis very happy.Lisa Hanly is the brand manager for Dr. Scholl's, which is licensed...
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Parkway C. Answers Lafayette
* The Colts win a battle of Suburban West teams ranked in the top 10.Although it took No. 4 Parkway Central some time to solve Lafayette's full-court pressure, the Colts eventually found the right formula: Get the ball to star center Walter Moore.Moore...
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Penguins Win as Lemieux Gets 4 Assists, Then Ejected
Jaromir Jagr scored twice and Mario Lemieux had four assists before he was ejected as the Pittsburgh Penguins stretched their unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.Lemieux was tossed out at 5 minutes 31...
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People & Events
SUNDAYTalk: "The Christian Mystical Tradition" by John Riggs, assistant professor of historical and systematic theology, Eden Seminary; 9-10 a.m., First Congregational Church of St. Louis, 6501 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton. Part of Sunday adult education...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in court:VIOLENT DEATHEast St. Louis: Police are investigating the murder of Kevin Allen Brown, 31, of Washington Park, found shot to death Thursday night inside the KK...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in court:VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Police are investigating the murder of Kevin Allen Brown, 31, of Washington Park, found shot to death Thursday inside the KK Unisex...
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Postcard from the Edge: My Father Calls for Right to Die
A POSTCARD CAME to me this week from beyond the grave. There was no mistaking the blunt, economical penmanship with the backward-slanting capital "I"s and cropped ligatures. It was my father's handwriting.My father had written the card six months before...
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Prosecutor Drops Charges against Kevorkian
The new prosecutor who defeated Dr. Jack Kevorkian's archenemy agreed Friday to drop all charges against Kevorkian in 10 suicides.Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca said that it would be a waste of time and taxpayer money to pursue Kevorkian and...
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Protest in Bulgaria Turns Violent Marchers, Police Clash at Capitol
Protesters were angered by the Socialists' inability to boost wages and halt inflation and rampant crime.Rampaging protesters trapped legislators of Bulgaria's ruling Socialist Party inside Parliament throughout the day Friday, fighting with police who...
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Pry Your Way into Rich Rendition of Red Clam Sauce
AFTER GORGING themselves on seafood, the New England villagers in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Carousel" traipse around the beach singing "It Was a Real Nice Clambake."And no doubt it was . . . for everyone except the clams.We hope these little...
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Puppy Graduation: A Small Triumph for a Wayward Dog
SOME OF LIFE'S benchmarks are too filled with the cargo of human emotion to be cheapened by the easy figure of a columnist's contrived narrative.Fortunately, the graduation ceremony for puppy kindergarten is not one of them.On Monday, Molly the leaky...
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Put Latin Trade Talks on Fast Track
One of the most important issues facing the new Congress has barely been mentioned: a renewal of fast-track authority to allow the administration to resume negotiating free-trade agreements. The authority to bargain is particularly important if America...
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Ramadan
Visit to mosque in West County helps student learn about Islam's holy month of Ramadan.Katy Glaser, 15, is astonished that Muslim high school students her age fast from sunrise to sunset for the month of Ramadan - which began Friday."It must really be...
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Readers Help out with Recipes for Banana Breads
Q: About three years ago, I had a recipe for banana oat bread. I lent it to someone, and now no one can find it. If you can find it, I'd be very happy.Eileen Schneider, St. Louis -A: "The following is an adaptation of one of my favorite banana bread...
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Reports Say Ross Might Take Lions Job Monday
Bobby Ross, who resigned as San Diego's head coach last week, is negotiating with the Detroit Lions and could get the coaching job by Monday, it was reported Friday.Contract talks between the Lions and Ross have begun and only one hurdle needs to be...
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Restaurant Is a Family Affair
GEORGE TOMPRAS KNOWS that the restaurant he and his sister own has been a St. Louis institution for a long time. They're just not sure how long."We think Kreis' has been a St. Louis restaurant for over 50 years," Tompras says. "That is what some of our...
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Riverview Earns Slot in Final at Fontbonne
* The Rams will face DeSmet after a sloppy win over St. Charles West.In a battle between two teams that had trouble holding on to the basketball, St. Charles West committed the final turnover against Riverview Gardens and lost its chance at an upset...
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Rodman's 16 Points, 26 Rebounds Carry Bulls by Bucks
Dennis Rodman had Chicago career highs with 16 points and 26 rebounds as the Bulls won in Milwaukee 116-101 Friday night.Michael Jordan had 33 points and Toni Kukoc added 20 points for the Bulls, who became the first National Basketball Association team...
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Ross Will Coach Rams - If He Wants the Job
The Rams have agreed in principal to Bobby Ross' contract proposal and now await his decision - expected today - on whether he will become the next head coach of the Rams, the Detroit Lions or the Atlanta Falcons."We told him we agreed in substance to...
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Sauer, Blues Should Have Finished Cleaning House
Morning Skate:* Blues President Mark Sauer keeping Ron Caron as general manager through the 1997-98 season is akin to Mark Lamping taking over as Cardinals team President and keeping Dal Maxvill as the GM. I know Caron is popular with the sports press,...
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School Board Defends Layoff of Teachers, Cites Pressures
Authorities in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District say they felt they had no choice.They told the judge in a two-day trial this week that the district's financial despair, plus pressure from state officials, drove them to send layoff letters...
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School Districts Took Action Early on Bus Safety Arms Parkwood Third-Grader's Death Motivated Officials, They Say
Even before Gov. Mel Carnahan proposed a law requiring school buses to have safety arms, dozens of school districts in the St. Louis area had already begun installing them.The metal barriers stretch 10 feet from the front of the bus and are designed...
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Singing the Blues over Festival's Move
Saxman Oliver Sain has played the blues for 47 years, starting at age 17 as a drummer backing Howlin' Wolf. But he hit a sour note when asked about the move of the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival out of the city."In New Orleans, they feel about the...
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Sports Shorts
Cold, But No Ice Bowl Sunday In Green BayThe National Weather Service is forecasting a temperature of about 10 degrees for the kickoff of Sunday's National Football Conference Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and visiting Carolina Panthers,...
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Suit over Financing Blocks New Prison
Prison officials have all but abandoned their plan to finance a new prison here with a complex funding mechanism being challenged by Democratic legislators.A dispute between legislators and Gov. Jim Edgar over the use of certificates of participation...
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Tampa Bay Ends Flyers' Streak at 17
* After ruining Richter's run, Lightning burns Philadelphia.First Mike Richter. Now the Philadelphia Flyers.For the second successive night in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a substantial unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Thursday over the...
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Tci Relents, Will Show Blues Games and Wgn
TCI cable viewers in the St. Louis area won't lose their Blues after all and will soon get back their Bulls and Cubs.Fox Sports Midwest reached a settlement Friday with TCI that will keep Blues hockey on the area's largest cable system.Meanwhile, TCI...
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`The Allegations Are Not True' Investigation Was Distraction for Cowboys during Playoffs
A woman's allegation that Dallas Cowboys star Erik Williams raped her while teammate Michael Irvin held a gun to her head is not true, police said Friday in ending their investigation of the players."We've determined conclusively that the allegations...
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The Big Chill Winds Pack Punch, Pound St. Louis
Winter winds will keep the St. Louis area in the deep freeze this weekend, forecasters say.The forecasters blew it when they predicted a high for Friday ranging from the mid-teens to the lower 20s after a morning low of around 10 degrees above zero....
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The Man Just Hates to Say `I Told You So'
Over the years, I have absorbed a lot of negative mail, angry phone calls and random street heckling. And that's just from my family.But there's method to The Man. To wit: The Carolina Panthers. Since Week 1 of this National Football League season, I...
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The St. Louis Flower Show
Sponsored by Junior League of St. LouisWhen: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.Where: America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza. Shuttle bus from Plaza Frontenac to America's Center, from 9 a.m....
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