St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 30, 1997

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15 Male Swans Make `Swan Lake' a Gender-Bending Smash Hit
Four times a week, William Kemp pulls off his T-shirt, jeans and hiking boots, slips into a knee-length leotard with strips of white chiffon and performs what is normally one of the great female roles in classical ballet.Kemp is the lead Swan in "Swan...
2 Accused of Metro East Counterfeit Scheme Fake $20 Bills, Printed in Georgia, Showed Up in Area Stores
A graphic artist who did some work for the Olympics last year in Atlanta while employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections is one of two men accused in a scheme to pass about $200,000 in counterfeit $20 bills in the Metro East area, the Secret...
2 Sure Signs of Looming Adolescence
IT'S HAPPENING -- the first subtle yet unmistakable signs that adolescent cells are hatching, multiplying and plotting imminent takeover.Their victim: my youngest (and last) child, not quite 11, but already combing his hair. In my experience, if there...
2 Twa Flights Hit Turbulence; 6 Injured
Five flight attendants and one passenger were shaken up when two Trans World Airlines jets bound for St. Louis hit severe turbulence over Missouri's Bootheel.One of the flight attendants was hospitalized with a broken collarbone and several broken ribs.The...
40 Years, Not One Sick Day Area Teacher Really Loves Her Job She Runs a Tight Classroom, but Earns Students' Respect
FIRST-GRADE teacher Clarice Hall hasn't been out a day sick since she walked into her first classroom 40 years ago this week.So what's her secret as the Iron Woman of the St. Louis public schools?"I eat junk, everything I want to eat," Hall laughs. "I...
'97 Budget Wins OK from Panel Plan Would Give Raises to Most County Workers
The Jefferson County Commission has approved a 1997 budget that includes pay raises for most county employees, money for more than a dozen new workers, renovations at the courthouse and a study designed to hash out plans for a multimillion-dollar court...
Abortion Debate Lacks Civility
How many more of these "celebrations" will we witness?The anniversary of Roe vs. Wade on Jan. 22 was once again surrounded by the worst kind of fireworks. Dynamite in Atlanta. A firebomb in Tulsa. No wonder that a small fusing device that went off near...
Achieving Feng Shui
FENG SHUI enthusiasts believe that simple changes, like rearranging furniture, can have a profound affect on your life.But these changes work best by using the principles of balance and harmony, says William Spear, author of "Feng Shui Made Easy" (Harp...
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Rave Culture
For years you've heard about this rave-music thing, and you're pretty sure it's arrived in St. Louis. Maybe you even heard that 2,000 kids attended a New Year's Eve rave at the old Armory building in midtown. Yet you've never been invited to one. Is...
A Long Run to Celebrity `Maguire' Puts Spotlight on Cuba Gooding Jr
IT could well be the role that launches him from "who-dom" to stardom.But unlike the character he plays in the movie "Jerry Maguire," Cuba Gooding Jr. isn't counting on anything."It's so hard to predict," he says of where his latest role might lead....
Andrew Cuomo Clinches Helm at Hud but U.N. Ambassador Nominee Faces Questions from Helms on U.S. Dues
A third Cabinet choice of President Bill Clinton's won easy approval Wednesday, and three others sped toward confirmation.The only bump: Bill Richardson's hearing to be U.N. ambassador, which Sen. Jesse Helms used to accuse Clinton of trying a backdoor...
An IOU from AOL Flat-Rate Subscribers Stymied by Busy Signals Can Get Refund
Many America Online users who have been getting busy signals in the last couple of months can get a refund or a credit - but they'll have to ask for it.In a settlement announced Wednesday afternoon, America Online said it would offer up to two full months'...
Area Workers Want Priority for Tif Construction Jobs
St. Charles Mayor Bob Moeller and several members of the City Council told 120 union carpenters that they will try to ensure that area tradesmen are hired by developers with projects in tax increment financing districts."You've certainly brought to our...
Around the Links
PGA TOURPebble Beach National Pro-AmSite: Pebble Beach, Calif. Dates: Today-Sunday. Courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links (6,799 yards, par 72), Spyglass Hill Golf Club (6,859 yards, par 72), Poppy Hills Golf Club (6,861 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.9 million....
As Welfare Changes, Barter Program Catches Interest
Seven years ago, Gloria Drake was on welfare. Today, she works full time at the Grace Hill Neighborhood Center, just north of downtown. She manages the agency's Time Dollar Exchange, a program that built her confidence and skills.Welfare experts from...
Auditions & Announcements, Artistic Opportunites and Comedy Clubs
Blanket Theatre: Auditions for the musical "Lost, Found, and Framed" 6 p.m. Jan. 30 with callbacks 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at 7624 Wydown. Roles for nine boys, five adult males and four adult females. For appointment, call 725-7827.Stages St. Louis: Accepting...
Australian Weed under Monsanto's Microscope Ryegrass May Be Resistant to Roundup
Monsanto Co. and an Australian university said Wednesday they will study whether a ryegrass weed has developed a resistance to Monsanto's powerful Roundup herbicide.The subject of their three-year research agreement was found at a farm about 150 miles...
Baylor Upsets No. 23 Texas in Waco 76-72 Mannon's 3 with 21 Seconds Left to Play Breaks Final Tie
Damond Mannon's 3-pointer with 21 seconds to play snapped the game's final tie and helped lift Baylor over No. 23 Texas 76-72 Tuesday night in Waco, Texas.The win was the first for Baylor (13-7, 2-6 Big 12) against a ranked opponent since the Bears upset...
Being a Coach Means Never Saying Goodbye
Dan Reeves discussed the special joys of coaching after the New York Giants fired him and the Atlanta Falcons hired him. Gosh, he couldn't wait to get going and start having fun again."Probably the greatest motivator I know of is fear," Reeves said grimly....
Bernardin Book Says Priest Spurred Sex Abuse Charges
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin said in a posthumously published memoir that "certain critics of mine" - namely a fellow priest - helped instigate the false allegations of sexual abuse brought against him in 1993.In "The Gift of Peace, Personal Reflections,"...
Best Bets for the Week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5
TonightPuppy love: When a man brings a stray mutt home to his New York apartment, his wife gets more than a little jealous a and for good reason. The New Theater opens A.R. Gurney's comedy "Sylvia" tonight at the Grand Hall of Grandel Theatre. Performance...
Bid for ITT Marks Hilton's Transformation Corporate Target Now Corporate Raider
Back in mid-1989, Chairman Barron Hilton dangled Hilton Hotels Corp. as takeover bait, but no one bit at his price for the hotels and casinos.By Feb. 1, 1990, when "do not disturb" signs replaced "for sale," Hilton's stock price had been cut nearly in...
Billikens Make Sweet 16th (Shot) Slu Shooters Sink to New Low in Loss to Alabama-Birmingham
Back when Charlie Spoonhour coached basketball at Southwest Missouri State, he was friendly with a young man who mopped the court at home games. Every night, that young mopper gave Spoonhour a little Bluebird notebook containing plays he had devised.Things...
Bills Welcome Improvement but Want It to Come Faster
With a victory over Southern Mississippi, St. Louis University's basketball team is one win shy of improving on last season's record.Sounds good . . . until you realize that the 1995-96 record (6-21, 1-6) was fairly dismal.Still, last season's SLU squad...
Bookmobile Users Applaud Decision to Keep Service
Regular bookmobile users in St. Charles County are pleased about the service's reprieve granted by the St. Charles City-County Library.Georgia Martin, a faithful patron of the service, said she would have missed the bookmobile. "I'm thrilled to death;...
Boy Scouts Go `North to Alaska' for Derby
An intermittent light snow and a minus-17-degree temperature greeted teams of sledders Saturday morning in Fairbanks - "Fairbanks," Ill., that is.About 600 Boy Scouts from the Trails West Council converged on Camp Warren Levis in Godfrey for the annual...
Briefs
MISSOURISCOTT AIR FORCE BASEMid-America Airport Gets $14 Million Mid-America Airport at Scott Air Force Base got a $14 million grant from the Transportation Department for continued construction of the airport and to help it open on schedule this fall....
Briefs
THE NATIONWASHINGTONSchwarzkopf Denies Placing Troops At Risk Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf strongly denied Wednesday that he or his commanders ever knowingly placed American troops at risk of Iraqi chemical weapons during the Persian Gulf War. He...
Briefs
ST. CHARLESMayor's Ball To Benefit Women's Shelter, ChildrenThe second annual Mayor's Charity Ball, featuring St. Charles Mayor Bob Moeller and his wife, Grace, will be Feb. 22 at Stegton's Banquet Center, 1450 Wall Street. Tickets are $100 a person...
Brooks Joins Falcons to `Prove Myself Again'
With two years left on his Rams contract, Rich Brooks could have collected about $1.2 million for doing nothing but sitting on the couch.But Brooks, fired last month by team President John Shaw, never planned to ride quietly into the sunset. He accepted...
Cass Bank's Lending Focuses on Churches
HATS OFF! Let's hear it for Cass Bank & Trust Co. and Cass Information Systems, subsidiaries of Cass Commercial Corp., which has lent more than $15 million to churches - many on the North Side - over the last four years. The bank companies are unusually...
Chechen Declaration of Independence
The election in Chechnya was just about everything an election should be: peaceful, representative, free and fair. More than 60 percent of the electorate turned out to vote; foreign election observers noted no major irregularities.So far the Russians...
Chewing the Fat
Khris G. DursoGeneral Manager,Landry's Seafood Restaurant Q. How long have you been with Landry's? A. I've been working for the company for two and half years. Q. Where did Landry's originate? A. The first Landry's is in Katy, Texas. It has been there...
Clinton Talks Reform, Then Dines with Donors
At his press conference Tuesday, President Bill Clinton was a champion of campaign finance reform. Hours later, Clinton was the star attraction at a $1 million donors' dinner.About 70 business leaders paid $10,000 per person or $15,000 per organization...
Clinton Talks Reform, Then Dines with Donors
The White House conceded Wednesday that a million-dollar political fund-raising event attended by President Bill Clinton this week would violate the requirements of a campaign finance reform bill he favors.More than 60 percent of the money raised at...
Concert Previews
Side Door Shows (all start at 9 p.m.):Tonight: Johnny Socko with FambooeyFriday: The Shag with Invincible Groove Saturday: Jupiter Coyote with Villa Nova Junction The Side Door is perfectly positioned to inherit Cicero's vaunted mantle as alternative...
Coppola, Carl Sagan's Estate Tangle in Suit over `Contact'
`Contact" is a science-fiction saga about a man who tangles with alien life forms, but behind the scenes brews a legal tangle over who owns the rights to this extraterrestrial story a a living film director, or a deceased scientist.Less than a week after...
County Detective Shot, Slain in City ; Undercover Drug Buy Goes Sour; Killer Drives Off
Dozens of St. Louis city and St. Louis County police officers are rounding up drug suspects in a team effort to track down the man who killed an undercover county detective Wednesday.The detective, Willie Neal Jr., 29, was fatally shot about 4 p.m. Wednesday,...
Coyotes Extend Wings' Slump to 0-4-2 in Last Six at Home
Nikolai Khabibulin made 28 saves for his fourth career shutout and Bob Corkum had a goal and an assist as the Phoenix Coyotes beat the slumping Detroit Red Wings 3-0 Wednesday night in Detroit.Darrin Shannon and Keith Tkachuk also scored for the Coyotes.Detroit,...
Critic Tells Selsor to Bow out of Zoning Decisions
Edward Marr Jr., the head of the Property Owner Assistance League in Jefferson County, again has attacked Presiding Commissioner Jon Selsor - this time asking that Selsor remove himself from all planning and zoning decisions.During a fiery, finger-pointing...
Curtain Raisers Dog Play Afternoon
To bastardize an old candy-bar jingle, "Sometimes you feel like a mutt, sometimes you don't." For the next few weekends, Amy Pomeroy just better get extremely comfortable with doin' the dog.Pomeroy takes the lead role in "Sylvia," A.R. Gurney's play...
Dan Rather Identifies Killer of Stagehand as Man Who Attacked Him
The mystery may be solved: Dan Rather has identified the man he says beat him up on the street in 1986 while demanding to know "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"The CBS anchorman said his assailant was William Tager, now in prison for killing an NBC stagehand...
Day by Day
FRIDAYTEEN DANCE - Area youths age 11 to 15 are invited to a Teens Night Out Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at Civic Hall, 305 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon. Nettles DJ Sounds will provide music. The $4 admission includes drink coupons and a raffle ticket. Participants...
Dealing, Thinking, R&r on Agenda at World Forum Meeting Was Backdrop for Past Breakthroughs in Middle East, Germany
Many of the world's power brokers and power seekers will wind their way up an Alpine valley to the eastern Swiss resort of Davos this week for six days of deal-making, deep thinking and fun.Headliners at this year's World Economic Forum, which opens...
Dear Martha Stewart: I'm Sorry and Please, Tell Your Fans to Put Down the Glue Guns
Dear Martha,It's embarrassing to have to write asking for help, especially after my last letter (Open Letter to Martha Stewart, April 18, 1996) was misinterpreted by your fans.As you may remember, that letter described some of the Web sites lampoon ing...
Deception Has No Part in Choice of Church
Dear Abby: I have a problem and need your advice. My husband wants me to lie to his parents, and I would feel uncomfortable in this lie.He says this "white" lie is necessary if we are to maintain a harmonious relationship with them.We don't see them...
Despite Saying `No,' Carson Pays Visit to Look over Rams
When it came to hiring Dick Vermeil as coach, Rams President John Shaw refused to take "no" for an answer. Vermeil is taking the same approach with Bud Carson and the team's still-vacant defensive coordinator position.Carson, 65, has been out of football...
Dinner to Help Raise Money for Sick Children
Two families in the Hamel area of northeastern Madison County will be getting some much-needed help for their sick children on Saturday when others in the town of 500 people throw a big money-raising benefit dinner and dance.The families of Ben Boda,...
District Asking Voters for Help Waiver of Property Tax Rollback on Ballot
Squeezed by flat revenue and rising costs, officials of the Ferguson-Florissant School District want help from voters on Tuesday.The district is seeking approval of a waiver of the rollback in property tax rates provided by Proposition C, the state sales...
Ditch-Cleaning `Will Help a Lot' Residents Cheer Project on Areas Prone to Flooding
Will the flooding never end?An end may be too much to ask for, but American Bottoms residents and businesses think the ditch-cleaning now going on will certainly reduce the almost-annual problem.Among communities hit almost every spring are East St....
Don't Fret; Latin Names of Plants Grow on You
"But what's its REAL name?"The veteran gardener has learned to take a deep breath, smile patiently and answer this question from the eager but confused new garden member. On a tour of her garden, she has been told that the plant which is taking more...
Don't Fret over Plants' Latin Names; They'll Grow on You
"But what's its REAL name?"The veteran gardener has learned to take a deep breath, smile patiently and answer this question from the eager but confused new garden member. On a tour of her garden, she has been told that the plant which is taking more...
Elbert `Bert' Talley; Former Wire Editor at Post-Dispatch
Elbert A. "Bert" Talley, retired wire editor of the Post- Dispatch, died Wednesday (Jan. 29, 1997) in Portland, Ore., where he lived since 1994. Mr. Talley, 86, suffered a stroke earlier this week.Mr. Talley was a native of Ankeny, Iowa. He worked for...
Ennis Cosby's Dream: Teaching from the Heart
Ennis Cosby, the son of entertainer Bill Cosby, overcame a severe learning disability to earn bachelor's and master's degrees and was working toward a doctorate in special education, hoping to start a school for children with similar learning problems....
E. St. Louis School Board Accused of Nepotism
A member of a state oversight panel blasted the East St. Louis School Board at a meeting Wednesday for engaging in nepotism.In reply, School Board member Frankie Seaberry said that if the hiring of relatives was the subject, "we'll have to speak of the...
FAA Agrees to Go Public with Airline Safety Records
Airline safety records, including accidents and major civil fines, will be publicized, beginning with some computer data being sent on-line late this week, federal regulators agreed Wednesday.Travelers will be able to tell whether their airline has had...
Family Stuff
Animal Seer: Will she or won't she? The yearly visit to the St. Louis Zoo's groundhog-in-residence arrives this Sunday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. Chester makes her first weather prediction outside the Zoo's Administration Building, just west of the bear pits....
Fashion Flash: The Affluent Are Choosing Value over Glitz
AFTER YEARS OF drawing inspiration from every other decade of the 20th century, most recently the 1970s, it was inevitable that fashion designers would look to the flashy, glitzy '80s for their trendy new direction.And in the spring '97 designer collections,...
February Ushers in a Blizzard of Live Theater, from Tom Stoppard to Marvin the Moose Places, People!
Theater lovers, take your pick and take your seats.February is the month when anything goes, and every curtain goes up a a happy com bination of quantity and variety.We count more than 23 shows on St. Louis stages next month. That means that if you wanted...
Feng Shui the Chinese Path to Harmony in the Home
WHETHER YOU call it art, science, philosophy, psychological ecology or superstition, the Chinese practice of feng shui is gaining adherents in the West.Feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is a 3,000-year-old belief tied to Tao (pronounced dow), the process...
Firms for, against Plan near Galleria Give to Campaigns
Businesses that would be affected by a shopping center proposed for the east side of Brentwood Boulevard across from the Galleria continue to finance the campaigns leading to a vote on the proposal Tuesday, campaign finance reports show.Voters will consider...
Flirting without Disaster Susan Rabin, Who's Written a Book on the Subject, Shows How
Flirting guru Susan Rabin poses this test: You see an attractive shopper fingering avocados in the produce aisle. You A) smile and say hello or B) loiter at the lettuce and wait to be noticed.If you answered A, you've got what it takes to be first-rate...
For Whom Belfour Toils Is Likely to Be a Winner
Goalie Ed Belfour has spent much of his athletic life coming out of nowhere to help revitalize hockey teams.He did it in high school. He did it in college. He did it with the Chicago Blackhawks. Now he hopes to do the same for the Sharks.In fact, he...
Foundations Students Nail Down Math, Teamwork, While Assembling One-Room House
Twenty-two fifth-graders from Columbia School in St. Louis learned math Wednesday through some drills, the cordless kind.Outfitted with the drills, safety goggles, tool belts, hammers and screws, they built a one-room house inside Home Depot in Brentwood...
Four Candidates to Vie for Mayor in Herculaneum
A four-way race for mayor in Herculaneum leads the ballot April 1 in municipal elections in Jefferson County.Other mayoral candidates face opposition in Arnold, Byrnes Mill, Hillsboro and in Kimmswick. Only Pevely's mayor has no opposition.In other elections,...
Fox Network News to Take Programming Seriously
ROLL over, "Beethoven."Now that Fox's fledgling cable news channel is up and running, it's "highly unlikely" that the mother network would again run a movie instead of live coverage on Election Night, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes has said.Fox Television...
Fresh Preserves New Orleans Jazz Traditionalists Ring Mardi Gras Bell
It's not a grand cathedral or a high-brow museum. It's a tiny room with wooden floorboards and time-worn benches in front of an old stage. But Preservation Hall in New Orleans is truly a shrine to jazz. Toiling among the piano rolls and wax cylinders,...
Ft. Zumwalt S. Upended by Ritenour in Tourney
The Hy-5 Invitational at Fort Zumwalt North High started a day late because of Monday's weather. But the eight-team tournament kicked off with a bang.In first-round action Tuesday, Ritnour upset Fort Zumwalt South 71-52 while Francis Howell North held...
Gephardt Backs Curbs on Election Spending but He Is Not Hopeful Congress Will Approve More Legislation
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt will announce his support today for a package of legislation and a constitutional amendment to limit spending in federal political campaigns.The package is one of several proposals that are being introduced in...
Girl Scout Council Oks Alcohol (for Adults Only)
The Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis agreed Wednesday to allow alcohol at adults-only fund-raisers.The council's policy had been up for debate since early last month after officials sent questionnaires to 11,000 adult members. A meeting last month...
Golden Years for State Employees
If anyone needed more reason to be cynical about government, the analysis of Missouri state pension plans by Virginia Young and Natalya Shulyakovskaya of the Post-Dispatch provides plenty of ammunition. Certainly state workers deserve decent pensions,...
Gunman `on Campaign to Kill Jews,' Jury Told Sniper Trial Starts with Little from Defense
"He was on a campaign to kill Jews."Prosecutor Doug Sidel used that statement to sum up the actions of Joseph Paul Franklin, whose capital murder trial began Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.Franklin, 46, is charged with the sniper killing...
Hanifan Is Hired to Add Fine Line Vermeil Filling out Coaching Staff
During the Dark Ages of St. Louis professional football - post-Cardinals and pre-Rams - Jim Hanifan visited the city from time to time. He couldn't help but migrate over to Busch Stadium."I'd sit there in that stadium by myself," Hanifan said. "I'd think...
Hard Sell Major Player Home Depot Arrives Today
Home Depot Inc., the country's dominant home improvement retailer, opens its first St. Louis-area stores today in Brentwood and O'Fallon, Ill.The chain has grown to 512 stores since it started in Atlanta in 1978. It has combined an emphasis on customer...
Hear Here
Backstage PassWe occasionally get calls from readers asking us to recommend a good concert, any good concert."Oh, I like all kinds of good music. Just point me in the right direction," they plead. This is an invariably thankless task, particularly because...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Homefront This Week: Jazz, Cabaret, Big Band
Final CodaSt. Louis bassist John Mixon passed away around New Year's Day from heart complications. Maybe Mixon's greatest claim to fame was playing on Jimmy Forrest's "Night Train," but few realize that Miles Davis tried to recruit him in the mid-1950's....
Illinois Takes Turn for Worse at Iowa Second-Half Spurt Sends Hawkeyes Past Illini
When Kevin Turner drained a 3-point shot as the halftime horn sounded Wednesday night, it appeared as if Illinois' fortunes might change.And so they did. For the worse.Turner's jumper from the left side halted a seven-point Hawkeyes surge and yanked...
Index
When the subject of the re-release of "Stars Wars" came up at a recent staff meeting, I made an off-hand remark about how much media hype less than five minutes of new footage was getting. My colleagues looked at me aghast."You're missing the Zeitgeist...
In the Name of History the Unity Theatre Ensemble Presents a Rich Portrait of Malcolm X
He had three names during his lifetime. Born Malcolm Little on a farm in Omaha, Neb., he changed his moniker to Malcolm X when he converted to the Nation of Islam.But when politics and personal differences led to his departure from the religious sect...
IRS after $8.3 Million from Cowboys Owner
Uncle Sam wants Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - to pay up.The Internal Revenue Service claims Jones and his wife, Gene, owe $8.3 million in back taxes and penalties from 1992. The couple is contesting the matter in U.S. Tax Court, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram...
John Doe 2 Cleared in Oklahoma Blast Man Misidentified, Justice Department Says
The Justice Department says the man known as John Doe 2 in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is an Army private who had no role in the attack.In a brief filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Denver, prosecutors said Pvt. Todd Bunting rented a truck...
Journey to the Center of a Film `Star Wars Special Edition' Producer Traces the Restoration and Re-Envisioning of the Original
It's more than a couple of galaxies and a few light-years from Sumner, Mo., to the make-believe city of Mos Eisley, where Rick McCallum has been living for the past 21/2 years.According to McCallum, producer of the "Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition,"...
Justice May Be Blind, but We're Watching Lawyers
MORE and more, TV programmers are laying down the law.And not just with prime-time dramas, such as two new lawyerly entries, ABC's "The Practice" and CBS' "Feds," which will come to prime time in March, joining a January newcomer, CBS' "Orleans," wherein...
Key Boatmen's Exec to Retire Nationsbank Won't Replace Hayes
Samuel B. Hayes III, the Boatmen's Bank executive named to head NationsBank's western operations, will retire in March and won't be replaced, the bank announced Wednesday.Instead, NationsBank veterans in charge of the banks' Midwest and Dallas-based...
Ku Withstands Scare from Texas Tech 86-77
Paul Pierce scored all 16 of his points in the second half Wednesday night as No. 1 Kansas erased its biggest halftime deficit this season and went on to beat No. 22 Texas Tech 86-77.The Jayhawks (21-0, 7-0 Big 12), under siege for most of the game by...
Laclede Steel Trims Loss to $1.5 Million
Laclede Steel Co. continued to lose money in last year's fourth quarter, but its losses were shrinking.The St. Louis company lost $1.5 million, compared with $12.7 million in the same period of 1995.President John B. McKinney told shareholders in a letter...
Libertarianism's Growing Appeal
Americans have lived through the age of liberalism, which peaked in the 1960s, and the age of conservatism, embodied by Ronald Reagan. Is it possible that we are now entering the libertarian era?In 1996, nearly half a million Americans went to the polls...
Lightening the Load Metallica Makes an Effort to Loosen Things Up
If ever there's been a rock `n' roll equivalent for judging a book by its cover, Metallica and its latest CD, "Load," provides a case in point.As a good percentage of the press and the group's legion of fans saw it, when Metallica re-emerged last summer...
Magic Has the Right Touch to Hold off Suns
Penny Hardaway scored a season-high 32 points and the Magic got a clutch 3-pointer and two free throws from Brian Shaw in the final minute to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-105 Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla.The victory was the eighth in 10 games for Orlando,...
Man Arrested in Killing - Again He Meant to Shoot Girlfriend, Police Say
Mark Truman Powell of Imperial told police he never meant to fatally shoot his longtime girlfriend earlier this month. Instead, he said, he accidentally pulled the trigger after she swiped at the rifle he was showing her.Authorities bought the story...
Masked Encounters Women's Art Exhibition Explores Themes Ranging from Grief and Loss to Sexuality and Celebration
WE ALL wear masks.So says Carol Lark, who adds: "But how they fit us is another matter."Lark, an artist and art therapist, has put together an exhibition of works by 25 St. Louis-area women who were asked to express two subjects: "Mask" and "Woman."...
Mayoral Elections Head Ballots in Thirteen Cities
Three-way races for mayor in Brentwood and Winchester will lead the balloting in those local elections April 1.Thirteen communities will be electing mayors that day in west St. Louis County. In addition to Brentwood and Winchester, mayoral candidates...
Measure Would Deregulate Illinois Electric Utility Industry
A bill to quickly deregulate Illinois' electric utility industry was filed Wednesday. A competing plan to draw out the process will be filed soon, possibly later this week.The bill filed Wednesday in the Illinois House would allow residents to choose...
Metal Mania in 3-D Metallica Laser Show Arrives at the Planetarium
Although Metallica isn't scheduled to pull into town for a live show at the Kiel Center until next Tuesday, metal heads can get into the music a and we mean literally get into the music a beginning Friday at the St. Louis Science Center.That's when the...
Mideast Leaders to Come to U.S., Meet Separately with Clinton
Leaders of Israel, the Palestinians, Egypt and Jordan will hold separate meetings with President Bill Clinton in the next two months, the White House announced Wednesday.Mike McCurry, the White House spokesman, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Missouri Picks Up First Big 12 Victory
Powered by a trio of underclassmen, Missouri's women's basketball team notched its first Big 12 Conference victory Wednesday night with a 91-80 defeat of Texas A&M at the Hearnes Center in Columbia."This was a must-, must-, must-win," said sophomore...
Mizzou Finds Road Is Cold Tigers' Shooting off in Loss to A&m
Missouri's search for a road win continues, and the Tigers will return home looking for their shooting touch, too.The Tigers shot a frosty 33 percent Tuesday night, losing to Texas A&M 61-57 before a crowd of 2,945 at G. Rollie White Coliseum.Missouri...
Momesso, Yawney Accept Rationale for Benching
Joel Quenneville has been behind the Blues bench for nine games now. Sergio Momesso has been on the bench for none of them.Quenneville scratched the veteran left winger for the ninth consecutive game Wednesday. Momesso, 31, is one of several players...
Morning Briefing
Staff Kudos to STEVE JONES (26 under) and all the staff at the Forest Park 9-hole course for hosting the Phoenix Open.A report out of Australia is now saying that CARL LEWIS will, indeed, retire as soon as he figures out exactly what it is he would be...