St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 18, 1997

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Ace Is Convention Place Hardware Chain Draws 10,000 Here
With hardware superstores popping up all over, Ace might need to be the place with the hopeful hardware folks. More than 12,000 of them gathered in St. Louis on Thursday for Ace Hardware's national spring convention.From now until Monday, retailers are...
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Ambush, Attack to Kick off Show-Me Soccer Showdown
Forward Steve Maurer emerged from the shower Wednesday night in the Ambush locker room at Kiel Center with a towel wrapped around his body and promotional ideas dancing in his head."We should have a Beetlejuice night; the fan who dresses up like him...
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Argosy Names Perry New Chief Executive
Argosy Names Perry New Chief ExecutiveArgosy Gaming Co. has named James B. Perry as its new chief executive, effective Monday.Perry, 47, replaces acting chief executive George L. Bristol, who will remain on Argosy's board of directors. Bristol was given...
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Asset Allocation: A Fund Whose Time Has Come
In perplexing times like these, with market gyrations giving everyone a headache, average folks often cry out to professionals to help them set their investment strategy.The "asset allocation" fund is a modern product of this logic. It gives the manager...
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Avalanche Pounds out 6-0 Win over 'Hawks
Thirty-six years ago to the day, the Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup for the most recent time. Wednesday night, they should have hoisted a white flag.The Avalanche needed 19 minutes in the first period at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver to get four...
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Bat Mitzvah Temple's First to Be Dream Realized for Girl's Family
Two years of study and a mother's dream will come to fruition next month for Shelby Renee Cohen of St. Peters. Shelby, 13, will be the first young woman in the B'nai Torah Temple to make her bat mitzvah.The ancient Jewish tradition marks the spiritual...
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Big Deal Rams Work Some Orlando Magic to Get No. 1 Draft Choice from Jets
On draft day at least, the Rams will be in first Pace.Uh, make that first place.In a move that seemed unlikely just a few days ago, the Rams have traded up to the No. 1 overall spot in the National Football League draft with the New York Jets. Only draft...
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Big Plus Likely Rams Choice Is Top off Field
Watching Ohio State University left tackle Orlando Pace pulverize, steamroll or merely paw the fodder that passed for opposition last season sent shudders through Juan Porter."I have to clear out," he thought more than once, "or he'll crush me, too."And...
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Bland Leads at 67; Irwin 2 Back
South African John Bland eagled the ninth hole, sparking his run to a 5-under-par 67 and a 2-stroke lead after Thursday's opening round of the 58th PGA Seniors' Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.Bland holed out a 165-yard 9-iron approach from the...
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Board Set in Session; Cost $2700
Francis Howell School District board members and top administrators will have an overnight planning session tonight and Saturday in Franklin County.The cost of the session at the Cedar Creek Conference Center, near New Haven, is $2,700.District officials...
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Breaking Up Is Hard - with Boyfriend's Parents
Dear Abby: For the last seven months, I was involved in a serious relationship with "Rocky." I became close with his parents as well. I baked cookies with his mother, watched television with his father and was considered part of the family.Rocky and...
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Brewers Deal Yankees Fourth Loss in a Row
Fernando Vina had three hits, including a tie-breaking, two-run single, as the Milwaukee Brewers handed the visiting New York Yankees their fourth consecutive loss, 7-4, on Wednesday night.At 5-9, the defending World Series champions dropped four games...
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Briefs
ILLINOISSCOTT AIR FORCE BASERecycling Wins Award From White House Scott Air Force Base is one of seven applicants to win a White House "Closing the Circle" award for recycling from among 250 nominations submitted by 12 federal agencies, base officials...
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Briefs
MISSOURIANTONIACable Breaks; 350 Without Phone Service About 350 homes and businesses in Antonia have lost telephone service, said a spokeswoman for Jefferson County's 911 dispatch service. A stretch of underground cable broke Thursday in the Antonia...
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Briefs
OVER THE `HEMP'Senate OKs Plant As Alternate CropDespite criticism that it was a step toward legalizing marijuana, the Missouri Senate passed a bill Thursday allowing limited growing of "industrial hemp" for research. Supporters said the crop offered...
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Briefs
THE NATION`FATAL VISION'FBI Scandal May Mean New Court Hearing The Green Beret doctor serving life in prison for killing his family in a case chronicled in "Fatal Vision" may get another court date because of the government report criticizing FBI scientists....
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Can the Poor Count on Mercantile?
Mercantile Bank, once the leader in making home loans in black neighborhoods, ranks 11th out of 19 local banks in 1995, according to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The community group argues that the bank's lending performance...
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Carjacking Suspect Charged in Gun Heist
It has been a bad week for Charles M. Hoelzer.On Tuesday, police say, the St. Louis man, 57, got punched out by a woman, 77, in St. Louis County and was arrested on suspicion of trying to hijack her car at knifepoint. He was charged with first-degree...
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Chaim Herzog, 78; Israel's Envoy, Soldier, Author, Spy
Chaim Herzog was Israel's man for all occasions: diplomat, soldier, spymaster, lawyer, author and the nation's longest-serving president.Mr. Herzog died Thursday (April 17, 1997) from complications of pneumonia contracted during a recent visit to the...
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Choosing Dignity over Drug Tests
The U.S. Supreme Court finally found a mandatory drug test it didn't like. It's about time.After a decade of watering down privacy rights in the name of the war on drugs, the Supreme Court ruled that Georgia went too far in requiring candidates for office...
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Church Notes
Choir MusicThe St. Luke's United Methodist Youth Choir from Kansas City will provide the music for the 5 p.m. worship service Saturday at the United Methodist Church of the Shepherd, 4116 McClay Road, St. Charles. A potluck dinner will follow. Participants...
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Clinton Aide Testifies on Hubbell
Presidential counselor Mack McLarty testified Thursday before a federal grand jury looking into the White House's role in securing controversial payments to Whitewater witness Webster Hubbell.Afterward, McLarty said he was just helping a "friend in a...
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Clintons' Advice: Sing, Read to Babies
In a day of "talking about baby talk" and how brains grow, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton offered parents simple child-rearing advice: Songs and story-telling fire up infants' brainpower.The president, surrounded Thursday by researchers...
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Clinton Seeks Deal with Ashcroft on Flex-Time Bill, Sources Say
In a turnaround from its previous strong opposition, the White House is trying to reach agreement with Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., on his flextime bill that would dramatically change workplace rules, sources say.President Bill Clinton's new overture greatly...
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COLORADO'S RUSSELL WANTS MORE FUN AND GAMES IN NFL Series: INSIDE THE NFL DRAFT Sixth of a Seven Part Series
There's no football player around who enjoys the game more than Matt Russell."It's fun for me, and I want it to be fun for the guys around me," he said. "So you liven things up by cracking a joke, or making fun of the fat hanging out from some guy's...
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Construction of Convention Center, Hotel Scheduled to Begin in August
After eight years of frustration, St. Charles city officials formally announced plans Thursday for a $53 million convention center and hotel.St. Charles Mayor Bob Moeller said the city has combined the development expertise of a hotel management company...
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Consultant to Evaluate Backing for Arena Sports
Can St. Charles County and the surrounding metropolitan area support minor-league sports in a 10,000-seat arena?County officials expect an answer to that question from the nationally known Arthur J. Andersen accounting and consulting company.Meanwhile,...
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Court Here Hears Case Related to Whitewater
Part of the Whitewater case focused Thursday in St. Louis, where special prosecutor Kenneth Starr asked a federal appeals court panel to uphold the fraud convictions of Susan McDougal and former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker.Members of a three-judge panel...
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Courtnall Creates a Flap with Wings He's No. 1 on Detroit's Hit List
If Brendan Shanahan really wanted to retaliate against Blues agitator Geoff Courtnall, there are a number of things he could do.He could hit Courtnall in the wallet by doubling or tripling his rent. Or he could blind-side him by revoking his lease and...
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Crime Survivors to Share Stories `Victors' Draw Attention to Victims Rights Week
Dwayne George and Shirley Norful are two crime survivors who tell their stories as victors - not victims.They will be spotlighted in St. Louis today as part of National Crime Victims Rights Week, sponsored locally by Aid for Victims of Crime Inc. an...
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Dead Motor? Loss Means More Soul-Searching in Detroit
Perhaps it's time to change the Red Wings' 1997 theme from "Get Up!" to "Panic In Detroit." Crank up David Bowie and start fretting.The flighty Red Wings are under duress again. Rather than beat the Blues on Sunday to earn a slam-dunk pairing with the...
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Deja Vu: Coverup at White House
"MURDER AT 1600"Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:51.***** MAINSTREAM thrillers are like scum left in the wake of cultural waves. In recent years, dozens of them have come as byproducts of widespread paranoia and cynicism toward the federal government....
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Domestic Rage Becomes Two-Way Street of Pain
Dear Ann Landers: I would like to express a different point of view concerning domestic violence.I am a male who found himself on the receiving end of physical and emotional abuse by my wife. My wife and I were seeing a family psychologist in an effort...
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Earthquake in Israel
Since he won a narrow victory as prime minister of Israel last year, Benjamin Netanyahu's largest problem with trust has been with the Palestinians, as the two sides struggled to make progress toward Middle East peace. Now that a 995-page police report...
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East St. Louis Truants Face Penalties; Parents Face Fines
Starting Monday, wayward students in East St. Louis School District 189 will be picked up and sent to a Truancy Center. Their parents will be fined from $25 to $750 for each offense. And it could get worse for chronic truants: new, tougher measures are...
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Education Board Has Trouble with Report Card for Math Test
Sometime between April 28 and May 15, about 133,000 Missouri fourth- , eighth- and 10th-graders will sit down to a new math test. Sometime next fall, the results will be ready for their parents.But how much do their parents want and need to know? And...
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EPA Names Chemical in Rail Spill
The chemical that spilled Wednesday afternoon in East St. Louis, triggering the evacuation of hundreds of Centreville area residents, was identified Thursday as methyl isobutyl carbinol.The chemical is inflammable but not otherwise harmful without prolonged...
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Explosion Put Lid on Mac Profit
An exploding Delta II rocket blew apart McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s chances for a record first quarter.McDonnell said Thursday that profits for the quarter fell 8.6 percent, largely because of the failed launch in January and increased costs on several...
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Families on the Go Can Still Share Dinnertime
No one was happier to see the Macarena fade in popularity than the folks who make a living delivering pizzas. According to a Domino's Pizza study, 1,500 households last year were playing "The Macarena" when a Domino's delivery person arrived. In at least...
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Fear of Feminists Cripples Military
In October 1994, Lt. Kara Hultgreen was killed during an attempted landing of her F-14 on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. Femfeared (fear of feminists) Navy officials first reported that engine failure caused the death of the Navy's first female...
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Fiery Topic District Stays with County Dispatching; Firefighters Furious
Firefighters stormed out of the room Wednesday night as the Cottleville fire district's board of directors voted 3-1 to continue using the St. Charles County dispatching service in Wentzville for 90 more days.The decision came during a special meeting...
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Fishing Report
LAKESBarkley: 1 1/2 feet below summer pool and rising slowly. Slightly murky. 58 degrees. Crappie: Good on jigs or minnows at 3-9 feet over woody cover. Bass: Good at 6-8 feet on spinner baits, jigs and lizards. Some are spawning. Below the dam: Catfish:...
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Friendships Intact as Marquette, Lafayette See How They Measure Up
The border rivalry between Lafayette and Marquette will heat up Saturday when Lafayette hosts the Lady Lancer Invitational featuring 13 high school track and field teams. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. with finals scheduled for around noon.Marquette...
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Germans Halt Work Crews Tearing Down One of Last Portions of the Berlin Wall
Bulldozers knocked down 50 feet of one of the last remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall before city officials ordered a halt Thursday.Two sections were torn down hours after district officials granted a permit Wednesday to the property owner, St. Sophia...
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Gilmore: Philosophy You Can Dance to Country-Folk Artist's Zen-Like Lyric Touches Seem Right at Home at a Good-Time Bar
JIMMIE DALE GILMOREThe Side Door, Friday, April 11***** IT was solid bodies spilling into the narrow hallway outside The Side Door, which is not a big room. It was heat and music, an intense country-folk melange. Standing in that hallway, craning your...
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Gingrich to Take Loan from Dole $300,000 Would Cover Ethics Rules Violation
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., announced Thursday that he would borrow $300,000 from retired Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to pay a penalty imposed on Gingrich for violating House rules.Republicans stood and applauded as he explained to the House...
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Goalie Scores as Devils Put Fork to Canadiens
New Jersey's Martin Brodeur became only the second National Hockey League goaltender to score in the playoffs as his empty-netter capped the Devils' 5-2 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens in their series opener Thursday night.Ron Hextall scored...
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Hatch Bucks Gop Leadership in Pressing for Children's Health Care
So who do you think said the following about the plight of poor kids without health insurance?"One of every three children in this country is uninsured. Ten million children are uninsured . . . these are the poorest of the poor working families. . ....
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Hawaii Calls; Cardinals Fall Loss to Florida Means Long Flight
Before Thursday's game, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa wasn't allowing himself to think much about the Cardinals' Hawaiian odyssey. "If we win this game, it will be a great flight," La Russa said. "If we don't, it will seem like 15 or 20 hours."The...
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Honor Roll
Students at St. Charles West High School, 3601 Droste Road, St. Charles, must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:Freshmen Lindsay Acord, Sarah Anderson,...
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Honor Roll
DuBray Middle School students must earn a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better to qualify for the honor roll.The students who qualify for the second-quarter honor roll are:Grade 6 Ashley Aamodt, Scott Acres, Thomas Adams, Andrea Alameda, Amanda Aldridge,...
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Hot Glove Freezes out Reds
Two hard-hit balls down the line - one found a hole, the other found Kevin Young's glove. And the Cincinnati Reds, as cold as the weather in arctic-like Pittsburgh, discovered yet another way to lose.Jermaine Allensworth grounded a three-run double down...
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Idea Popular, but Some Wary of Amendment Potential Court Rulings, Uncalculated Costs Feared
President Bill Clinton is following through on one of those campaign pledges he borrowed from Bob Dole: He is embracing a new "victims' rights" amendment to the Constitution.If the politically popular amendment is approved by Congress and the states,...
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(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONJosephine Watts, 79, died Tuesday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, funeral 10 a.m Saturday, both at Staten Funeral Home. Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery.Irene E. Brandt, 87, hardware saleswoman, died Wednesday, visitation...
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Illinois House Oks Family Leave Act ; Bill Would Give Thousands Unpaid Time Off
The Illinois House on Thursday voted to expand upon federal family-leave rules, a move that could give thousands more Illinois workers the right to unpaid leave but which, critics say, could poison the state's small-business climate.House members also...
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Illinois Officials Find Airman, Missing Girl Who Met on Internet
An AWOL airman and a 14-year-old runaway girl from New York State who evaded authorities for nearly four months spent most of that time sharing an apartment in Marion, authorities said Thursday.The two lived in Marion undisturbed since Jan. 7 despite...
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Jones Passing the Test as Missouri Quarterback
Fifteen days of spring football practice at the University of Missouri have helped quarterback Corby Jones evolve from what one wide receiver called "a running back taking snaps" to a promising passer.Developing a passing game to complement its potent...
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Kicked out? French May Snub A-B Ads
Anheuser-Busch hopes to score big next year through its sponsorship of the World Cup. But France may put a cork in those plans.In June 1998, France will be host to the premiere soccer contest, which is held every four years in a different country. Organizers...
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Kiss Doesn't Worry If Makeup's Smudged
KISSKiel Center, Tuesday, April 15***** THEY came and conquered the Kiel Center last July. Tuesday night, they pulled back into the St. Louis enormo-dome and, like a massive cartoon sprung to life, conquered once again. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace...
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Knights Top Field in Delayed Invitational
The Warrenton Invitational golf tournament was originally scheduled for April 10. But heavy snow that day forced a postponement.The 20-team tournament was held Tuesday, with Gateway Athletic Conference schools dominating the final standings.Howell North...
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Lady Literacy Miss Missouri Shares Wonders of Reading
USING BRAINS and beauty, Miss Missouri, Kim Massato, charmed 57 fidgety third-graders into sitting still Thursday as she prepared to read "The Talking Eggs.""What do you think this story is going to be about?" she asked, her voice rising and falling,...
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Lakers Turn Back Kings Behind Shaq's 42 Points
Shaquille O'Neal scored a season-high 42 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday night, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 108-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings in Inglewood, Calif.The Lakers are 3-0 since O'Neal returned after missing two months...
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La Russa Sees Trip as `Part of History'
Although the Cardinals players approved by a wide margin the movement of this weekend's series with the San Diego Padres from San Diego to Honolulu, second baseman Delino DeShields is among those not wild about the prospect of traveling 5,500 miles to...
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Low-Fat Dairy Products Called Aid in Lowering Blood Pressure
Low-fat dairy products added to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can reduce high blood pressure significantly, and dramatically cut the risk of heart disease and stroke, says a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.The results were based on...
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Making Felon Put Up Sign Ruled Illegal Illinois High Court Decision May Chill Shame Punishment
A trial judge cannot force a felon to post a warning sign on his property, the Illinois State Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision expected to chill so-called "shame punishment" in that state and perhaps elsewhere.The ruling held that Circuit Judge...
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Meeting Sealed the Loan Deal
The Gingrich-Dole loan - a most unusual financial arrangement - was sealed at a private meeting on the speaker's balcony, a perch with a sweeping view of the nation's Mall and monuments.At that moment Tuesday evening, Bob Dole, the Republican Party elder...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Imagine MATT STEIGENGA's surprise last Friday when he phoned Bulls general manager JERRY KRAUSE to schlep for tickets to an upcoming game and was told: "Why don't you just play in the game instead of coming to it?"The stunned Steigenga told the Chicago...
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Mouthy Mets Held to One Hit by La
Credit the New York Mets' mouths for breaking up Pedro Astacio's no-hit bid."When I went to the mound in the eighth inning, some of the Mets started hollering from the dugout on how they were going to break it up," Astacio said. "It was a distraction,...
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Mr. Mayor: It Oughta Be like This All the Time
INAUGURATING AROUND: Downtown St. Louis on the night of inaugural balls for Mayor Clarence Harmon and Comptroller Darleen Green looked like downtown used to look - cars and crowds, lights and sounds created an urban streetscape that was diverse, alive...
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Netanyahu Defiant in Scandal, Refuses to Resign
Defiant in the face of an influence-peddling scandal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to hang tough despite calls for his resignation."We're not going anywhere," he told several hundred supporters.The government has virtually stopped...
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New Duckett Creek Treatment Plant at Research Park Dedicated Today
A project that will allow for additional development along St. Charles County's "high-tech corridor" will be christened today.The new Duckett Creek Sanitary District's waste-water treatment plant in the University of Missouri Research Park will be dedicated...
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New Gas Water Heater Can Reduce Expenses
Q: Our old gas water heater doesn't provide enough hot water and probably wastes a lot of gas. What new types of super-efficient gas water heaters are available? How much will installing one save? - F.D.A: Installing a new super-efficient gas water heater...
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Now Comes the Difficult Part: Getting Pace in Place as a Ram
When it comes to difficult contract negotiations, last summer's deal with Lawrence Phillips may never be surpassed. It was complex, it was protracted, and in some ways unprecedented in modern sports.Now comes Thursday's trade with the New York Jets,...
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Nuns Accused of Helping in Rwandan Slaughter
The nuns' soft voices are about the only sound that breaks the silence at the Benedictine abbey of Maredret, a haven of religious solitude deep in the Ardennes forest of southern Belgium.Among those who sing daily beneath the abbey's neo-Gothic arches...
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Nuyoricans Pump Life into Poetry
THE NUYORICAN POETS CAFE LIVE!Old Famous-Barr, Clayton, Friday, April 11***** THE mission of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Live! is to give the average non-academic a share of the ownership of poetry, to make poetry fit in everyone's life. The poets' challenge...
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Obituaries
Sarah L. WilsonSarah Lillian Wilson, 93, of Wentzville, died Wednesday (April 16, 1997) at the West County Care Center in Ballwin.Mrs. Wilson was a retired sales clerk.A graveside service will be at 10:15 a.m. today at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery...
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Once Again, Trader Dick Sets the Pace
Dick Vermeil continues to amaze. He was away from the NFL since 1982. He spend the last decade yakking it up in a TV booth with Brent Musburger. DV came out of retirement to coach the Rams.Was he nuts?Were the Rams goofy? No. First, Vermeil hired a...
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People
You'll recall that model ELIZABETH HURLEY was appalled two years ago when boyfriend HUGH GRANT got caught dallying with sidewalk siren DIVINE BROWN.Now, it's Hurley's turn to blush. The magazine Paris Match has splashed a topless Hurley across two pages....
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Peter Clendenin Robertson, 61; Headed Human Rights Agency
Peter Clendenin Robertson, formerly of St. Louis and the second head of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, died Wednesday (April 16, 1997) in Orlando, Fla., of a brain hemorrhage. He had been in Florida on business. He was 61 and lived in Arlington,...
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Pint-Size `Gambling' Going Legit State Senate Votes to Make Pizza Parlor Games Legal
Lights flash and machines beep as excited patrons cluster around. They're playing games of chance, anxious to see what prize they'll win.A riverboat casino? No.In this case, the patrons are pint-size and the hangout is a pizza place such as Chuck E....
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:SUSPICIOUS DEATHSSt. Louis: The body of a man found wrapped in a carpet in the trunk of his car on Saturday has been identified as Holger Burrows, who...
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Politics Bar State Aid to Regional, Stangler Says
It is politically impossible for Missouri state government to bail out St. Louis Regional Medical Center, the state's top health-care official said Thursday."If I spend money in St. Louis, I won't be able to show my face in the rest of the state," said...
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Practice Makes Perfect
DYLAN McDermott decided to jump-start his sluggish movie career by going on television.His ABC lawyer show, "The Practice," got good reviews and drew very well for a spring replacement program, so it has a good shot at being renewed."If it goes another...
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Predator's Killer: A Movie Waiting to Be Written
SOMEWHERE on the streets of this city, a man is sitting on a gold mine.He is, most probably, a man of limited means. But that's an educated guess, based on the fact that he must be close to somebody of limited means.That was the milieu in which Darnell...
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Proposed Amendment
SECTION 1Each victim of a crime of violence, and other crimes that Congress may define by law, shall have the rights to notice of, and not to be excluded from, all public proceedings relating to the crime:To be heard, if present, and to submit a written...
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Rally Sputters on Slower Revenue Growth
Stocks fell for the first time in four days Thursday, as investors grew concerned that revenue growth at the nations' biggest consumer companies is slowing.Procter & Gamble Co. and Sears, Roebuck & Co. led the Dow Jones industrial average lower, after...
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Reader Suggests Exercise for Plantar Fascia
Dear Dr. Donohue: I appreciated your suggestion for plantar fascia problems. What helped me the most was an exercise to increase flexibility. Drawing imaginary circles with the toes prevented the excruciating pain upon standing. Once I began this exercise...
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Red Wings' Fedorov Positions Himself for Lots of Playing Time
As a center three years ago, Sergei Fedorov won the Hart Trophy as Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League.As a center-right winger last year, he won his second Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward.This season, he often moved...
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Reports of Bad Seat Belts Investigated
The government is investigating complaints that seat belts are breaking apart as passengers ride buckled up in older versions of Chrysler's popular minivans.The government's highway safety agency has received 171 complaints about belts becoming unhooked...
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Safety: Foilage Suspected as Cause in Turkey Hunting Accidents
As opening day of spring turkey hunting season approaches, Bob Staton finds himself studying spring foliage. As a turkey hunter, Staton has always been interested in the progress of spring leaf-out. Knowing whether spring is early, late or right on schedule...
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Senate Oks Curb on Abortion Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Opposed to Late-Term Procedure in Missouri
The Missouri Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to outlaw a late-term abortion procedure known as partial-birth abortion.On a vote of 28-3, senators passed the bill and sent it to the House. The bill defines the procedure as a method in which "the...
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Senate Will Vote on Chemical Arms Treaty
The Senate agreed unanimously Thursday to vote next week on ratification of a global treaty to ban production and use of chemical weapons.The action was taken after almost four years of delay climaxed by last-minute pressure for concessions from Sen....
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Sheffield Hit, but Cards Sore la Russa Angry about Slugger's `Tired Act'
After Todd Stottlemyre's pitch hit Gary Sheffield in the left armpit in the first inning Thursday, Florida's Sheffield took a step toward the mound before being escorted to first base. Sheffield said something to Stottlemyre and Cardinals manager Tony...
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Slow and Low Slapstick Is Farce
"EIGHT HEADS IN A DUFFEL BAG"Rating: R, language, comic gore. Running time: 1:35.***** WITH this gonzo title and this superb cast, you're probably expecting a hip black comedy. What you get is "Weekend at Bernie's" with eight Bernies. Or at least the...
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Some Favorite Shows Questionable for Renewal
IN less than a month, the networks will announce their fall lineups, minus several familiar players. "Roseanne," "Coach" and "Wings" all end their long runs in May, but the future of other programs remains in doubt.Sunday* "Lois & Clark" saw its ratings...
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South Girls Look for Luck after Ot Losses
"We're the best 1-6-1 soccer team I've ever seen," Fort Zumwalt South coach Lloyd Daugherty said Wednesday. "And the really scary thing is that I don't think we're going to play much better than we've been playing. I have no complaints about the effort...
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Spade's Straight Talk about Hollywood
IN the past, when high-profile members of "Saturday Night Live" left the show, it was usually for bigger money and greater fame in the movies.That's been the case from Chevy Chase to John Belushi to Eddie Murphy and beyond. But when David Spade left...
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St. Dominic Edges Howell North 2-1
The Francis Howell North Lady Knights seemed to have everything under control.Up 1-0 over visiting St. Dominic with under 20 minutes to play Tuesday, the Lady Knights seemed content to knock the ball around and come away with the victory. But the Lady...
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Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Doesn't Live Up to Heritage
THE Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra comes from Stuttgart. No surprise there, of course, but it was a surprise to hear how poorly this European ensemble performed Monday evening at the Sheldon.Stuttgart, after all, is in the belly of the beast of Western...
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Support Groups
TodayAlcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Stepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, will meet at 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 West Pitman...
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