St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 12, 1997

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A Birthday Salute:to Hal and beyond on Special Day, Computer's Already Outdated
Back in 1968, herds of Americans flocked to a movie called "2001: A Space Odyssey."Moviegoers were taken with one of the movie's stars - HAL, a spaceship computer of unctuous voice and malicious manner. The novelized version of the movie notes that HAL...
A Brilliant Start, Promising Future Fade to Insanity and Homicide
LIVING IN a cheap apartment in a slum section of New York City, Lloyd Grass met up with the FBI last week - five months after he fled from a mental hospital in St. Louis.While the courts say Lloyd Grass is a psychotic killer, people who know him see...
A Hostage's Ordeal in Peru: Five Days of Fear
The explosion made Juan Iglesias jump. Smoke billowed near the 10-foot concrete garden wall to his left, turning the sushi on the banquet table black. "Oh, God," he whispered. "Guerrillas."Behind him, Morihisa Aoki, Japan's ambassador to Peru, chuckled....
Airport Noise
Public controversy about the expansion of Lambert Field has left many nearbY residents angry and confused. We try to separate the facts from the furor.As Lambert Field's expansion plans have shifted westward, so have resident fears about more airport...
A Melting Pot of Family History Michael Dorris Tells a Rich, Lyrical Story of Five Generations
CLOUD CHAMBERA novel by Michael Dorris315 pages, Scriber, $24 ALTHOUGH Michael Dorris' new novel moves from 19th-century Ireland to the present-day American West and spans five generations, "Cloud Chamber" is not a sprawling epic, not a "big book" in...
A Mid-Winter Primer on Fishing Hot Spots
On any halfway pleasant morning, 12-30 vehicles with boat trailers will be parked at Chaonia Landing on Lake Wappapello. On pleasant weekends, there will be double that.At the only launch ramp at Newton Lake, a power plant cooling reservoir near Effingham,...
An Artful Compromise
Although imperfect, the deal between the city and the Art Museum is a reasonable compromise that addresses the major issues. It ties the Museum even more firmly to Forest Park; respects the environmental concerns expressed in the Forest Park master plan;...
A Rich History over the Years, Lots of Officials Have Wished the Post-Dispatch Would Keep out of Their Business
The Post-Dispatch has a rich history of sniffing out wrongdoing and corruption among elected officials. Here are some of the highlights from that history:1879: In the young paper's first crusade, the Post-Dispatch names names in revealing that the city's...
Arkansas Town Has Lots of Blessings
ROBRAHNS Machine Shop probably isn't a historian's idea of grace and beauty. It's at 300 North Wright in Siloam Springs and wastes no time on frills.But businesses like this are the bone and sinew of this beautiful city in northwest Arkansas, and for...
Army Sex Offenders Elude Jail
The Army gave hundreds of soldiers charged with rape, child molestation and other serious sex offenses a leniency unheard of in civilian courts, a Dayton Daily News examination found.For example, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., two years ago, Spc. Eric D....
`A Royal Scandal' Is a Royal Hoot
IT'S the story of "a marriage between a prince and princess of Wales - a marriage that went wrong."The prince, waiting for the reigning monarch to pass on, dabbled in architecture and took mistresses.When he needed to marry, he chose a young woman who...
A Rush Job Nfl's Newest Teams Were Well-Built in a Hurry
Just two more upsets, and the Expansion Super Bowl is upon us. This would be a ratings apocalypse for the Fox television network.But it could happen. Just how it has happened is the talk of the National Football League. To the shock of nearly everyone,...
As a Manner of Fact: Springfield, Ill., Recognized as Polite City
Never mind that seven of the top 10 most polite cities in the country are below the Mason-Dixon Line, where politeness is considered the norm. The Midwest also is represented on that list, by Springfield, Ill.Illinois' state capital is No. 2 on the annual...
Astronauts Forced to Think about Bad News from Home NASA Is Concerned That Depressed Fliers May Endanger Flight, Crew
With a pregnant wife, a year-old son and a big extended family, astronaut Jerry Linenger has made it clear to NASA: Hold the bad news during the 4 1/2 months he will be in space."If I can't do anything about it, it's probably better to wait until I return,"...
At the Movies
NEW Evita (PG; 2:15): Madonna sparkles as Eva Peron, and Antonio Banderas and the rest of the cast are fine, but the problem with the gorgeously photographed movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 19-year-old rock opera is that it doesn't have a dramatic...
At the Theater
Caught in the Villain's Web, or, More Sinned Against Than Sinning: An old-fashioned melodrama. Theatre Guild of Webster Groves. 517 Theater Lane. 962-0876. This Sunday at 2; Jan. 14-17.Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A musical fairy tale in which Go...
A Yank Prefers Alps as Ski Destination
SKI the Alps? Or the Rockies?Lucky me: For well over a decade, circumstances have compelled me to repeatedly seek a conclusive, first-hand answer to this challenging conundrum.My extensive, often-grueling research has taken me from the perilous slo pes...
Bait out for Big Tuna: Parcells `Intrigued by Rams'
Beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Bill Parcells is 60 minutes away from his third Super Bowl in 10 years.Or 60 minutes away from becoming the hottest free agent of the NFL offseason - players included.If Parcells' New England Patriots defeat Jacksonville...
Bait out for Big Tuna: Will Rams Fish for Parcells?
Beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Bill Parcells is 60 minutes away from his third Super Bowl in 10 years.Or 60 minutes away from becoming the hottest free agent of the NFL offseason - players included.If Parcells' New England Patriots defeat Jacksonville...
Belated Accolades: 7 Black Wwii Heroes to Get Medals of Honor
The closer the Germans came to him, the closer Lt. John R. Fox brought in the U.S. artillery barrage. "That's just where I wanted it," he radioed from his advance observation post. "Bring it in 60 yards!"Even when surrounded, he ordered the shells closer....
Belfour Ends Skid as Blackhawks Beat Wings 3-1
Chicago goaltender Ed Belfour ended a personal 10-game winless streak Saturday night, stopping 32 shots as the Blackhawks beat the slumping Red Wings 3-1 in Detroit.Belfour, who was 0-6-4 since his last win Nov. 30 at Los Angeles, had a 3-0 lead and...
Belfour Ends Skid as Blackhawks Top Wings
Chicago goaltender Ed Belfour ended a personal winless streak at 10 games Saturday night, stopping 32 shots as the Blackhawks beat the slumping Red Wings 3-1 in Detroit.Belfour, who was 0-6-4 since his last win Nov. 30 at Los Angeles, had a 3-0 lead...
Belfour Sits on Trading Block, but 'Hawks May Not Get Much in Return
Whiplashed hockey fans of Chicago should brace themselves for another chapter in cold reality on ice. If and when Ed Belfour is traded, the Blackhawks probably won't be getting a 50-goal scorer in return.Settle instead for a warm body who can skate backward...
Belleville Puzzled: Was It Rape or Not? Ex-Chief Accused, but Prosecutors Stumped
Nearly everyone agreed that it was a cruel and terrible thing. A 36-year-old mother of two, a petite blond teacher and devout churchgoer, was found stumbling barefoot through a cornfield near Collinsville.She was barely conscious, her forehead was cut...
Bones Show State's Ice Ace Menagerie Caves Contain Evidence of Camels, Crocodiles, Beavers as Big as Bears
Evidence is turning up in some dark, hidden places that Missouri was once the home of such fearsome creatures as saber-toothed cats, lions and even beavers as big as bears.Not to mention oversized armadillos, camels, crocodiles and giant sloths.Many...
Briefs
WASHINGTONClinton Wants Witnesses ProtectedPresident Clinton said Saturday he would propose legislation aimed at stopping gang members from intimidating crime witnesses. The proposal is an attempt to combat youth gangs. "Too many people will not testify...
Burdensome History vs. No History
A burdensome history against no history at all.It's what makes Sunday's NFC title game between the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers so intriguing.History is the Packers, a team with superstars like Brett Favre and Reggie White trying to live up...
. . . but British Skiers Crossing Ocean
THE RED COATS arrived with a bang, the Beatles with a scream, but there's another British invasion taking place these days that is as quiet as the click of a step-in ski binding.Some 15,000 bargain-hunting skiers from the United Kingdom and beyond are...
By Any Name, `Champ Cars' Still Ready to Head Pack
Al Unser Jr. sees no problem in dropping the word "IndyCar" from the 1997 PPG CART World Series season schedule."I pretty much always called them `Champ Cars' anyway," Unser said. "That's what Dad called them when I was growing up. They're the best cars...
Cards Management, Players Plan Charity Fund
A fund-raising event Feb. 6 at America's Center will kick off the newly formed St. Louis Cardinals Community Fund, also to be known as Cardinals Care.Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, one of the founders of the charitable group that encompasses both management...
Cell Phone Conversations Easy to Tap, Say Experts
Whoever intercepted and distributed the contents of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's cellular phone conference clearly violated federal wiretap law, say lawyers and communications experts.Even so, Americans should take heed never to say anything on their...
Chicago Wins 3-on-3 Battle, Rolls Past Rockets 110-86
Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman outplayed Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley on Saturday night as the Chicago Bulls raced to a 110-86 victory over the Houston Rockets in Chicago.One of the most-hyped games of the season...
China Persecutes Catholics, Group Says
Officials in a central Chinese region are planning to stamp out underground Catholic churches loyal to Rome, a U.S.-based church group said on Saturday.According to the Cardinal Kung Foundation, which monitors oppression of Catholicism in China, a document...
Chipping Away Artist Struggles to Carve out a Niche for Himself, His Art
James Shields: The quintessential frustrated artist.That could easily be the title of a biography of this woodcarver's life. For 23 years, he's whittled, carved and sawed life into planes of oak, pine, mahogany and cedar. But his wish is to make the...
Closed-End Market Dries Up
The market for new closed-end investment funds shows little sign of heating up."That's an understatement," said Phil Goldstein, manager of Opportunity Partners LP, a private investment partnership in Brooklyn, which has about $32 million in assets. "There's...
Collegial Theater Scene Shapes Up
COULD something good be shaping up on the St. Louis theater scene? Consider three unrelated projects that, taken together, start to look like a golden straw in the wind.Steven Woolf, artistic director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, is going to...
Couples' Dream Trips Are Ideal for Renewing Vows
SOME SENIOR TRAVELERS choose a secluded hideaway in which to renew their marriage vows or enjoy a second honeymoon. Others use the event as an excuse to party with family and friends.Whatever choice they make, vow renewals aren't just for couples who...
Couples Forced to Wed Want Children Married Cambodian Style Khmer Rouge Tried to Engineer Classless Society in '70S
She was working in a field in 1976 when her bosses took her away to the barn. Waiting there was a group of frightened young people. Leum Di's first thought: execution.Instead, the 15 girls and 15 boys were paired up. Leum Di, then 18, knew the boy across...
Cowboys Consider Lawsuits against Woman Involved in Hoax
A former topless dancer made up her story of a gang-rape involving Dallas Cowboys stars Erik Williams and Michael Irvin, and signed a confession admitting it was a hoax, a police source confirmed Saturday.Now, Nina Shahravan, 23, faces the possibility...
Cowboys Consider Suing Woman in Hoax
A former topless dancer made up her story of a gang-rape involving Dallas Cowboys stars Erik Williams and Michael Irvin, and signed a confession admitting it was a hoax, a police source confirmed Saturday.Now, Nina Shahravan, 23, faces the possibility...
Crime Rate in China Skyrockets Economic Boom Creates Enterprising Bandits
The three young men walked into a Beijing restaurant like normal customers, taking seats at a long table with other diners. After discussion with the waitress, they rose and went to a fish tank near the entrance, ostensibly to choose a live specimen...
Dealing with the Myths and Reality of Autism
THE MYTHS PERSIST about autism, say autistics and those who work with autistic children. Some common ones:Autistics are retarded. Although some people with autism are mentally retarded, many autistics are extremely intelligent. Some experts believe Albert...
Desmet Uses Free Throws to Turn Back Riverview
Each time a DeSmet player stepped to the free throw line in the final minute of the Fontbonne Classic championship game, Riverview coach Todd Dutton kept count for those who had lost track."That's 37 and 38," he said as Mike Fleming shot a pair. Seconds...
Digging in Archaelogists May Have Found Euripides' Long-Hidden Lair
Greek archaeologists say they have found the island cave where the playwright Euripides probably wrote some of his masterpieces, says the Culture Ministry.Historical evidence has long indicated that Euripides, the last of three great Athenian dramatists,...
Dolly Folly Mattel Agonized over Errant Snacking Toy
It was supposed to be a cute little doll that munched on plastic cookies and French fries. Instead, the Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids became the dolls that gave Mattel Inc. a major case of heartburn.On Monday, the world's largest toymaker voluntarily...
Dutch Show Logic of Death
In 1991 in the Dutch city of Assen, a perfectly healthy 50-year-old woman asked her doctor to help her die. Her two sons had died, one by suicide, one by cancer. She wanted to join them. After many hours of consultation, Dr. Boudewijn Chabot consented....
End of an Era Dale Brown Always Had the Eye of an Lsu Tiger
Dale Brown's decision to retire as Louisiana State's basketball coach at the end of this season is a bad thing for college athletes. After his 25th season at LSU, Brown will leave the job he once loved because he no longer can love it. "When I entered...
Ex-Members of Congress Seek Improved U.S.-Cuban Ties
The United States should take significant steps to improve relations with Cuba, says a bipartisan group of former members of Congress.The lawmakers issued their recommendations Friday after a visit to Cuba, where they met with numerous Cuban officials,...
Expansionist Shackles Not Quite So Binding
It's early in the year, so let's not hype Tampa or Florida or Anaheim or those lovable Senators as locks for the postseason, or playoff contenders, or with any other term that validates hope. The interesting thing here is not the prospects of any of...
Family and In-Laws Agree on One Thing: Grass Now Sane
While Lloyd "Pete" Grass sits in a jail cell in New York City awaiting return to Missouri, his family and in-laws offer conflicting opinions on his life and relationship with his wife and victim, Sherry Grass.But they agree on one thing - he is now sane.Lloyd...
Far-Off Islands, Medical Mystery Lure Oliver Sacks
THE ISLAND OF THE COLORBLINDBy Oliver Sacks298 pages, Knopf, $24 WE'VE long-since come to count on Oliver Sacks for brilliant neurological portraits of his many unusual patients. To them all, he brings the practiced eye of a doctor and the seductive...
Food Sales Tax May Be Revived Illinois Senate Leader Considers Plan as Way to Cut Property Rates
Senate President James "Pate" Philip says he will consider reimposing a state sales tax on food as part of a plan to lower property taxes used to fund elementary and high schools.Philip told The Associated Press in a Statehouse interview last week t...
France to Study Nuclear Waste Plant for Leukemia Risk Official Admits `Correlations,' Stresses Need to `Not Panic'
France will study a nuclear waste processing plant that the British Medical Journal says may be causing leukemia in children.Environment Minister Corinne Lepage said Friday that government scientists would check for abnormal levels of radioactivity in...
Gingrich Hasn't Really Eaten Humble Pie
It's hard to get an honest account of what really happened on the opening day of Congress because people had better reasons than usual to conceal what they were doing.The winners, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his fans, didn't want anyone to see that...
Girl's Killing Fascinates Media Still No Arrest as Mystery Draws Scores of Reporters to Boulder
Speculation about what really happened to JonBenet Ramsey, the 6-year-old Colorado beauty queen, is sweeping this country - and much of the rest of the world - in headlines and trash talk.The girl's body was found by her father in a windowless room in...
Gophers Beat Michigan, Run Streak to 10
Bobby Jackson had 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 11 Minnesota beat No. 16 Michigan 70-64 Saturday in Minneapolis for its 10th consecutive victory.Sam Jacobson added 15 points and reserve Charles Thomas added 11, including eight in a row in one stretch...
Greek Cypriot Missile Plan Raises Tensions Turks Threaten Military Blockade
The ethnic Greek government of Cyprus said Saturday that it won't back down from its decision to buy anti-aircraft missiles from Russia, a move that has increased tension between Turkey and Greece.Turkey has threatened military action to block the missiles...
Guilt and Mental Illness
It's said that hard cases make bad law. That axiom is one reason the Missouri Legislature shouldn't rush into passing Attorney General Jay Nixon's proposals to reduce the number of criminal suspects found insane or incompetent to stand trial.Mr. Nixon,...
Haiti's Teachers Strike, Demand More Training Most Educators Didn't Go Past Sixth Grade
Haiti's 1,200 grade-school teachers took a test recently. Nearly all of them failed. Only 400 teachers could alphabetize a list of words.Only 41 could arrange fractions by size. In other words, most didn't know that one-third is larger than one-sixth.Additional...
Her World Kathy Lissner-Grant Journeys beyond Autism with a Cardboard Cutout of California in Her Pocket - and a Spirit That Won't Say No
WORLD geography is a joy to Kathy Lissner-Grant. She is enthralled by countries - Ethiopia, for instance - and flags and maps. She's in heaven in a Rand McNally store.She'll tell you more than once that she loves the shape of California, and she often...
He's Got Things under Control CEO Bonsignore Puts Honeywell on Track for $10 Billion Year
When Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Bonsignore enters his spacious office at Honeywell Inc., he doesn't have to switch on the lights. They come on automatically whenever someone enters the room.Bonsignore also doesn't have to worry about dry winter...
High Assessments Make St. Clair Countians Low Figures Double, Even Triple; Appeals Abound
If it is a given that any tax increase causes at least minor irritation, then much of St. Clair County is having a conniption.Property tax assessments mailed out recently have been double and even triple last year's.Scores of businesses and residents...
Homicidal Computer Has Become a Hero in Illinois Hometown
HAL, the homicidal computer of "2001: A Space Odyssey," has Midwestern roots. In the novelized version of the screenplay, HAL himself explains it this way:"I am a HAL 9000 computer, Production No. 3. I became operational at the HAL plant in Urbana, Ill.,...
Honestly! Two Come Forward to Return Cash from Brink's Truck Spill
A mother came to police and spilled out dollar bills and change totaling $19.53. A pupil at a Roman Catholic school turned in 85 cents.They were the first - and so far the only - people to give back money scooped up from an armored truck that toppled...
Honolulu's Waikiki District to Get Face-Lift
THE POPULAR Waikiki district of Honolulu is in line for a face-lift after the passage of an ordinance to encourage renovation of hotels that, proponents of the law say, have grown dowdy with age and threaten Waikiki's appeal to tourists.The city council...
Horseplay: Inaugural Planners Worry about It!
Planners of every inaugural parade have to deal with political pressure - and horse manure.For the 348 horses that will walk up Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 20 to commemorate President Bill Clinton's second inauguration, equestrian coordinator Erin Moore...
How to Ski Aspen without Spending Fortune
ASPEN'S image as a haven for Hollywood's elite can leave the impression that only those dripping in money need make reservations.Mercedes and Range Rovers pull into plush hotels with the frequency of movie stars on Oscar night. Rooms offering snap-your-fingers...
Hull Was `Non-Functional' in Keenan's Last Days
Believe it or not, Blues star Brett Hull says he no longer wants to talk about Mike Keenan.After discussing Keenan and his effect on Hull and the Blues in a teleconference with NHL media Thursday, Hull said, "This could be the end of it."But then again,...
Ironman Triathlete Excels as a Senior
Earlier this month, Bill Bell was a guest on Tom Snyder's "Late Late Show." As the interview drew to a close, Bell, apparently thinking he was on "Nightline," said, "Gee, Ted, thanks for having me on."When Snyder returned from a commercial, he told his...
It Should Be Offensive as Pats, Jaguars Put It on the Line
The footballs will get a workout. Drew Bledsoe will stand tall and throw deep. Mark Brunell will scramble and astound. Acrobatic receivers will leap for catches. Natrone Means will bash. Curtis Martin will slash.The frigid wind will blow, some snow may...
It's Still Rough Going for Disabled
SIX YEARS after the Americans With Disabilities Act became law, the number of disabled travelers is apparetly increasing faster than easy lodging access - at all price levels."We are seeing a virtual epidemic of non-compliance in the hospitality industry,"...
Jones Case to Test Limits of Power at Issue Is Whether President Can Be Sued
The legal issue is narrow, but Clinton vs. Jones is a case that both sides say could have broad implications for the rule of law and the powers of the presidency.When the Supreme Court convenes Monday to hear arguments in the case, it will be those weighty...
Just Show Hagman the Money Man Who Made `J.R.' Famous Is Back on TV as a Patriarchal Judge
LARRY HAGMAN'S credo dovetails nicely with the catch phrase in the hit Tom Cruise film "Jerry Maguire." Simply put: Show him the money.Looking hale and hearty but coughing and perhaps "coming down with something," Hagman made repeated jocular references...
King Holiday Events in Area
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission of Missouri has scheduled King holiday activities in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Among them:ST. LOUISKennard Classical Junior Academy, 5031 Potomac Street, will have a month-long observance...
Kings Strike Late, Top Blues 2-1 on Khristich Goal with :32 Left
Los Angeles Kings coach Larry Robinson, the Hall of Fame defenseman, had this advice for new Blues coach Joel Quenneville before their teams played on Saturday night at The Forum."Just tell him to get ready for the gray hairs," Robinson said.The Kings...
Laperriere Still Carries Torch for City Where He Got His Start
Ian Laperriere once told a friend that he would swim the Mississippi River if it meant he could rejoin the Blues.Laperriere, 22, broke into the National Hockey League with the Blues and played a season-and-a-half in St. Louis before Mike Keenan traded...
Laperriere Still Fondly Recalls His Time Here
Ian Laperriere once told a friend that he would swim the Mississippi River if it meant he could rejoin the Blues.Laperriere, 22, broke into the National Hockey League with the Blues and played a season-and-a-half in St. Louis before Mike Keenan traded...
La Russa Puts Onus on Cardinals to Improve
Via the mail, manager Tony La Russa has sent, in essence, a one-word message to his Cardinals players this offseason."I said that the one word they were going to hear to the point of going nuts was `improve,' La Russa said. "Our whole objective has got...
La Russa Puts Onus on Cardinals to Improve
Manager Tony La Russa has sent via mail, in essence, a one-word message to his Cardinals players this offseason."I said that the one word they were going to hear to the point of going nuts was `improve,' La Russa said. "Our whole objective has got to...
Lehman (69), Woods (65) Lead Mercedes by 5
Tom Lehman is no fool. He is also no wimp. The British Open champion has glimpsed golf's future and knows it has Tiger stripes.But Lehman is too good, too tough and too competitive to let go of the present that easily.After he shot 69 Saturday and finished...
Living Up to a Legacy - and an Obligation
IN THE LATE 1850s, Walt Whitman was excited about a new way of looking at and thinking about life.At the time, artists and writers focused on the way things ought to be, exhorting their audiences to strive for lofty ideals.But Whitman and others grew...
Making St. Louis Home for All
How we define and characterize St. Louis goes beyond its geographic location, boundaries or census data. It's personal to us. It's our community, where home is within a society. How each of us feels about St. Louis is in large part defined by our race....
Many `Single Use' Surgical Devices Are Being Reused
The arthroscopic blades, special equipment for knee surgery, were meant to be used once, and then discarded.But in a practice becoming commonplace in American hospitals, they were sterilized to be used again - despite undetected pieces of a previous...
Market's Direction Hinges on Tech, Oil Firms
Fourth-quarter profit reports from some of the biggest U.S. companies will arrive during the next 10 trading days, and more than just corporate reputations are at stake. So is the stock market's rally.Companies ranging from General Electric Co. to Eastman...
Mayoral Campaign Takes Worn Path of Racial Politics but Bosley, Harmon Each Point to Key Black, White Backers
St. Louis' top Democratic candidates for mayor are both black, but that hasn't put an end to the city's tradition of casting contests in racial terms.To some critics and supporters, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. is the favorite of the black establishment,...
`Meant to Happen' Brien Taylor on Way to Becoming One of the Big Tragedies in Sports
`It was meant to happen," Brien Taylor said. "I was meant to be there.""It" is the buddy brawl that wrecked his left shoulder, and possibly the greatest of baseball careers with the Yankees. "There" is outside a trailer park on Laurel Road in Beaufort,...
Meramec Rips Flo Valley for 600th Win
Mike Branson scored 15 points, leading Meramec Community College to the 600th victory in the program's history. The Warriors defeated Florissant Valley 82-63 Saturday afternoon to reach the milestone.The nonconference victory on the road left Meramec...
Meramec Rips Flo Valley for 600th Win
Mike Branson scored 15 points to lead Meramec Community College to the 600th victory in the program's history. The Warriors defeated Florissant Valley 82-63 Saturday afternoon to reach the milestone.The nonconference victory on the road left Meramec...
Milk Prices Expected to Fall, at Least Briefly Could Hit 18-Month Low in February
Milk mustaches may become more popular in the next few months as milk prices fall from record highs.The dairy industry's ad campaign has put the white mustaches on celebrities ranging from Spike Lee to Bill Clinton. But consumers cut their milk purchases...
More Rams Names Emerge, along with Some Confusion
What's next for the Rams?I don't know.The disturbing thing is, team President John Shaw may not know, either. With Bobby Ross off to Detroit, the Rams lost their top choice to replace Rich Brooks. Shaw will expand his list of coaching candidates. Here...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Call boxing great ANDREW GOLOTA what you may. Crazy. Reckless. Stupid. But the low-blow specialist and Upon Further Review cult hero can admit when he was wrong.Golota recently returned to his native Poland to face charges stemming from a 1990 disco...
Mr. Postman
After a two-week vacation in Stringtown, Okla., Mr. Postman returned to work and found a mountain of letters in his mailbox. It's good to see that the regulars didn't give up on him!Old friend Matt Gitlin weighed in with his less-than-serious "Top 10...
Murder Tale Lightened by One-Liners
"RUNNING FROM THE LAW"A legal thriller by Lisa Scottoline (7 1/4 hours, unabridged, Recorded Books, $42 purchase, $13.50 for 30-day rental)In the utilitarian philosophy of wise-cracking Philadelphia trial lawyer Rita Morrone, right and wrong have a practical...
My Three Sons Minnesota's Magic Names Face off in Campaign
They're back.Humphrey. Freeman. Mondale. The next election for governor here is not until 1998, but three of the most august names in Minnesota politics are already in a race that's been dubbed the "My Three Sons" campaign.At stake in this next-generation...
Name Dropper Lifts Illini by Penn St. Gee (Don't Call Him Jerry) Surges in 2nd Half to Spark 85-70 Victory
Illinois welcomed a new basketball player Saturday. Oddly, he didn't show up until the second half.He scored all 10 of his points and snatched all three of his rebounds after intermission as the Illini pulled away from Penn State for an 85-70 Big Ten...
Natron Means Justifies the End
DENVER - Natrone Means didn't think about his former bosses Saturday.He didn't care if San Diego Chargers personnel guru Bobby Beathard probably was stuck in traffic on Interstate 5 in Southern California.He didn't worry about newly departed Chargers...
Navy Cases Also Show Lighter Sentences
The Navy, like the Army, is sending a growing percentage of sailors and Marines charged with serious sex offenses to misdemeanor court and giving a growing number of them light sentences.A Dayton Daily News computer analysis of Navy courts-martial from...
NC-Charlotte Zips through Billikens 81-52
Just when the Billikens probably thought things couldn't get any worse this basketball season, they got bumped around by nasty turbulence on a flight into North Carolina.Then they found out what turbulence really was like in losing 81-52 to North Carolina-Charlotte...
`New Player' Carries Illini over Penn State
Illinois welcomed a new basketball player Saturday. Oddly, he didn't show up until the second half.He scored all 10 of his points and snatched all three of his rebounds after intermission as the Illini pulled away from Penn State for an 85-70 Big Ten...
Newt Gingrich's Political Games
House Speaker Newt Gingrich is trying to protect himself from the consequences of his admission to the House Ethics Committee that he violated the tax laws and submitted to it misleading statements concerning his actions. He and his allies are trying...