St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 27, 1996

125 Teams of `Players' Put Christian Life Center Stage
The Covenant Players use drama to challenge church audiences to think about the complexities facing Christians in the modern world.Their props often consist of nothing but a table and chairs. The plays run from 15 seconds to two hours and contain specific...
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4 of All-State's 1st-Team 11 Play or Hail from County
The 1996 Eastern Missouri Coaches Association All-State Soccer team in Class 1A-3A has a definite St. Charles flavor.The 11-man first team featured four players who live in St. Charles County - midfielders Josh Laramie (Aquinas-Mercy), Brian Castle (Duchesne)...
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4 Road Projects Expected to Gain Approval Monday
Four road construction agreements are expected to be approved Monday by the St. Charles County Council.The proposals are being recommended by members of the county Road Board in its long-range transportation improvement program.The agreements would authorize...
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5 Killed as Tractor-Trailer Hits Van
Kevin Threnn, his wife and two daughters were probably on their way to do some Christmas shopping early Thursday when they piled into their Dodge van in Marissa and headed onto Illinois Route 13, relatives say.They never made it.Threnn, his wife, their...
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Advice to Gingrich: It's Time to Quit
House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the other night to chew over his situation as the House Ethics Committee deliberated his penalty.I wished him a Merry Christmas and told him that - for the sake of the country, the conservative cause, the Republican...
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After Fallow Time, He's Back in Field
`I think you can act too much," Daniel Day-Lewis says gravely. "You can get worse at it. You begin to fall back on empty technique. On the other hand, if you're prepared to give everything to a role, it necessarily leaves you diminished afterward."Day-Lewis...
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Agreement on Hebron Due Soon West Bank City Is Last under Israeli Occupation
ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS say they expect to sign an accord on Israel's troop pullout from Hebron by New Year's Eve and were working Thursday to put the long-awaited agreement in writing.Israeli officials said only technical issues remained unresolved...
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A Little Bit of Home Holt Singers Eager to Perform for Troops in Bosnia
The war-torn country of Bosnia will receive a visit from the official ambassadors of St. Charles this New Year's holiday. The ambassadors will be there not for political negotiation but to sing and dance.The Patt Holt Singers, designated by St. Charles...
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`Angels among Us' Girl Comes out of Coma after Hearing Favorite Song by the Group Alabama
For 12 days, 9-year-old Heather Harcum lay in a coma. Then her mother played Heather's favorite song, "Angels Among Us," by the country group Alabama. And Heather came out of it."When it came on, she started crying, which we always did when we heard...
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Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My beloved 80-pound Doberman-shepherd loves fish as an afternoon treat. Do you think it's advisable to feed her cat food?A little cat food, dry or canned, is fine for a dog as a treat. But don't overdo it; cat food is for cats. It's higher...
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Area Motorists Have Slippery Morning
Freezing drizzle and careless drivers made the annual day after Christmas shopping trip tough going early Thursday as numerous traffic accidents briefly closed interstates in the metropolitan area, police said."Most all of what we had were fender-bender...
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At&t's New Boss Boosts Stock Market Confidence
AT&T Corp.'s stock has climbed 19 percent in the two months since former publishing executive John Walter was named president and successor to Chairman Robert Allen.AT&T shares rose $1.62 1/2 to $43 in trading Thursday. That's up from $36.25 on Oct....
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Basketball, Volleyball Leagues Forming at YMCA
The St. Charles County YMCA has announced the following:Registration is being accepted for men's basketball leagues. Cost is $330 per team. League play begins Jan. 13; the registation deadline is Jan. 12 or when leagues are full.Adult volleyball leagues...
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Belleville East Rolls over Springfield Southeast 98-67
Belleville East boys basketball coach Doug McCrary had just watched his Lancers score 98 points, and he wasn't happy."I just think we can play better than that," McCrary said after top-seeded East beat Springfield Southeast 98-67 in the first round of...
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Big News in Tv, Radio All Comes in Shades of Blue
It was an active, and eventful, year in St. Louis sportscasting, primarily because of the Blues.The hockey team made headlines with the Mike Keenan saga, but several broadcasting moves by recently deposed club President Jack Quinn rocked the airwaves.And...
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Black English Isolates Students
If the Oakland, Calif., school board wanted to bring attention to itself, it found a brilliant way to do it.All it had to do was make itself the first major urban school board to officially recognize black English, or "Ebonics," as a second language.The...
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Black English Is Still English
Not surprisingly, the decision by school officials in Oakland, Calif., to declare black English - so-called Ebonics - to be a separate language has prompted controversy. Many black leaders denounced the move; Education Secretary Richard Riley says Ebonics...
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Blues in Talking Stage of Search for Coach
Interim general manager Ron Caron said Thursday that the Blues are ready to start interviewing candidates to become head coach."Our list is down to five, and we will interview three of the five," Caron said.Montreal scout Jacques Demers, Colorado assistant...
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Blues Tie 'Hawks the United Way
After intimidating and dominating teams in the old Chicago Stadium for years, the Chicago Blackhawks have had difficulty recapturing the magic at the United Center this season.The Blackhawks have won only six of 19 home games this season, and have only...
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Both Teams Know Cowboys Must Run for Victory
Last-chance time arrives for the Cowboys on Saturday. If their moribund rushing attack does not come to life in a first-round playoff game against Minnesota, it probably never will during the postseason.The Vikings' built-for-speed defense is vulnerable...
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Bowl Previews
LIBERTY BOWLWhere: Memphis, Tenn.Who: Houston (7-4) vs. No. 23 Syracuse (8-3) Tuning In: 2 p.m., ESPN. Favorite: Syracuse by 16 1/2. Payout: Each school receives $800,000. Coaches: Kim Helton (11-32-1 in fourth year at Houston) and Paul Pasqualoni (50-18-1...
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Briefs
NATIONVIRGINIA Grant Slated For Slavery MuseumVirginia Gov. George Allen plans to provide $100,000 in state money to help build a museum to remember and honor slaves. Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the nation's first elected black governor,...
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By No Means Is Jacksonville's Means Finished
The Jacksonville Jaguars are on the kind of roll Natrone Means experienced with the San Diego Chargers in 1994, the year he led the AFC in rushing and played in the Super Bowl at age 22.And Means is in the kind of groove he couldn't develop when he was...
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By the Numbers: Illinois Details Births, Deaths, Divorces
In 1995, Illinois greeted a 5-ounce baby, a few 12-year-old parents, a 92-year-old groom, a 93-year-old divorcee, and an awful lot of Michaels and Jessicas.The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday released its annual list of selected "vital...
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Can Gop Improve Environmental Image?
I'm proud to say that they (environmentalists) are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans.Rep. Don YoungChairman, House Resources Committee Quiet, please. The speaker of the House is taking a test. Newt Gingrich,...
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Cheech Marin and His Buddy Don Johnson
FULL of mirth almost to the point of bliss, Cheech Marin sounds much like the stoned-out hippie he used to play as part of Cheech & Chong.But the high for Marin (pronounced MARE-in) this time around comes from popularity, not pot.The stocky comic actor...
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Childless Couple Problem Struck Familiar Chord
Dear Ann Landers: I am a longtime reader but have never felt the need to write to you until now. Your answer to the woman who signed herself "Childless and Happy in Pa." sent me through the roof. You told her she might change her mind. What makes you...
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Choice Player Sluh's Twellman Likes All Sports, but He's Area's Best on the Soccer Field
Taylor Twellman is a young man with a lot of options. And he intends to keep it that way."People are always asking me which sport I like best, and I really can't give them an answer because I don't have a favorite," said Twellman, a junior at St. Louis...
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Church Notes
Covenant PlayersThe Covenant Players will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Lake Saint Louis, 2230 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard, Lake Saint Louis. For information, call 561-8476.New's Years Eve A New Year's Eve service will start at 11...
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Concerts '96 the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
MY, how time flies when you're having fun. And boy, does it ever drag when you ain't. As far as concerts were concerned, this was a year that offered a few crystalline events, some godawful time-wasters and gobs of bands who inhabited that oh-so-boring-and-hard-to-write-about...
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Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:AltonJames G. Harris, 80, died Thursday, funeral Saturday, Burke-Fine. Belleville Jerome George Reinhardt, 73, died Wednesday, funeral Saturday, Strauss. Mildred I. Wenz, 84, died Thursday, funeral Monday, Renner....
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Despite Family's Doubts, Detective Still Sure Ray Shot King
Conrad "Pete" Baetz would not have minded clearing James Earl Ray of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In fact, Baetz would have been one famous cop if he had.But the deeper into the case Baetz got as a federal detective, the more...
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Donor at White House Often Business Consultant Has Links to Thais
An Asian-American business consultant who was a major Democratic Party donor visited the White House at least 26 times and arranged for Thai executives to attend a party coffee at the executive mansion, documents show.The documents, made public Thursday...
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Dorsey's Opening Salvo on Ksd-Am Set Jan. 27
FLASH! Tim Dorsey will launch the first salvo of his KSD-AM on Jan. 27, with morning drive's Bill Wilkerson and Wendy Wiese signing on at 5:30 a.m. and the new team of Kevin Horrigan and Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan on the air from noon-3 p.m....
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EPA Orders New Testing on Dioxin Incinerator but Federal Official Calls Claims `Unsubstantiated'
A top federal official has ordered the Times Beach incinerator tested again and says it should be done with "minimal interference" with the burning of dioxin-contaminated material.Elliott Laws, assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection...
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Ex-Warrior Ducar Plans Transfer to Lindenwood
It was the football game that Andy Ducar had always dreamed about.Ducar, a 1994 St. Charles West High graduate, was playing NCAA Division I football for Northern Illinois University earlier this fall. And he was playing against Penn State."It was so...
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FAA Investigating Sabreliner Unit Whistleblowers Complain Firm Made Improper Repairs
Whistleblowers at SabreTech Corp. have complained that, even after the company was implicated in the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, it straightened and reinstalled a bent part on an airliner instead of replacing it as required.The Federal Aviation Administration...
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Fedorov's Five Lift Wings 5-4
Sergei Fedorov scored five goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Detroit Red Wings topped the visiting Washington Capitals 5-4 in a National Hockey League game Thursday night.After scoring twice in the third period to draw Detroit into a 4-4...
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Festival of Principles African-American Families Celebrate Kwanzaa
In a small, intimate ceremony, the family of Lynette and Kofi Wilson of St. Louis gathered around a table filled with a mkeka (mat), mazao (fruits and vegetables), kikombe cha umoja (communal cup), a kinara and mishumaa saba (candleholder and seven candles),...
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Food Stamp Cuts Went Too Far
GOP leaders who might have been counting on the first round of cuts in food stamp spending as a down payment on a balanced budget had better take out their calculators. The policy change is likely to save as much as $2 billion less than projected.The...
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For Sale Little Schoolhouse Offers Lesson in History to Buyer
Miss Mary Mowatt's 129-year-old little red schoolhouse is for sale.The asking price of $104,900 includes lots of closet space, seven rooms and two modern, roomy bathrooms, a new roof, an attractive location in the Midtown neighborhood and some historic...
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Ghosts of Seasons Past Smart Money Says Parcells Moving on after Breathing Life into New England
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. The presents were stacked under the tree. The Christmas cookies awaited Santa. There was even milk in the bowl for Rudolph. And I was just about to settle in for a long winter's nap on this silent night...
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Gingrich Confuses Education and Indoctrination
The Newt Gingrich affair may strike the great American public as yet another sign that Washington's "political class" (as my colleague George Will likes to call it) has lost its ethical compass in the mad scramble for power and perquisite.The speaker...
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Golden Opportunity Games for Senior Citizens Scheduled in April
The ninth annual St. Charles County Golden Games are scheduled to be held April 15-20.The purpose of the games is to provide physical activity, friendly competition and fun for senior citizens. The games are designed to meet the needs of every senior,...
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Gourmet Cooking, in the Right Range
Q. I am thinking of buying a new, gourmet, professional-type gas range. I want one with special simmer burners, griddle, grill, wok, warming tray and vent hood. Will such a range use much more gas than an ordinary gas range? - T. F.A: Many attractive...
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Gretzky, Lemieux Energetically Chasing Jagr for Scoring Title
One last, great scoring race between Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux may be the National Hockey League's most tantalizing subplot as play resumed Thursday night after the Christmas break.The "who's better?" debate has raged since Lemieux joined the Pittsburgh...
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Grimm's Fiery Tale Once-Mellow Tiger Shows Tough Side
Before Derek Grimm's junior year of high school in Morton, Ill., he embarked on what he later called an "incredible" and "fantastic" three-week church mission to create Bible schools in Venezuela, Trinidad and Grenada.Last summer, he traveled through...
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Groups Seek Halt in Bank Merger Nationsbank Says Delay to Cost $4 Million/week
Two community groups are asking a federal appeals court to halt NationsBank's purchase of Boatmen's Bancshares Inc.NationsBank argues that any delay could cost more than $4 million a week and disrupt the bank.The groups, Inner City Press/Community on...
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Holiday Videotape Replaced Newsletter
Dear Miss Manners: Several friends and I received not only holiday cards, pictures and the ever-dreaded newsletters, but also a 45-minute holiday videotape!Our friend decided it would be neat to chronicle an entire year on video, complete with a tour...
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Honor Roll
Students at Saeger Accelerated Middle School, 5201 Highway N, must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0, with no grade lower than a C, to qualify for the honor roll.Students who qualified for the first-quarter honor roll are:Sixth Grade Ryan...
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Howell Counts on O'mara
As Brian O'Mara sat for one seemingly endless minute after another, he contemplated what he possibly could have done to earn such a lengthy stay on the bench.For more than five minutes during the third and fourth quarters Thursday, Francis Howell's 6-foot-8...
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In Non-League Warm-Ups, Big Ten Bringing Most of the Heat (76-21)
If last Saturday's head-to-head results provide an accurate barometer of two leagues' relative strength, then the Big Ten flexes considerably more muscle than the Big 12.The Big Ten prevailed easily in three of the four matchups: Iowa 88-77 over Missouri,...
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Investors Are Urged to Grasp the Short End of the Bond Market
Don't go out on a limb in the bond market next year, some investors are saying. Notes with two or three years to maturity may fare better than longer-term notes and 30-year bonds in the months ahead."If you're going to be involved in the government bond...
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It's Time for the Annual Small-Cap Surge
The worm turns this time each year.Well, most years, anyway. For the last 70 years, small-capitalization stocks have outperformed large-caps in January more than 80 percent of the time. Known as the January effect, this price bounce usually occurs in...
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Ivey's Influence Still Strong as Cor Jesu Beats De Soto
Niele Ivey was sitting in the crowd Thursday night at the Visitation Christmas Tournament, but her former team - the Cor Jesu Chargers - was on the court reaping her benefits.Ivey was the go-to player for the Chargers before graduating last year, but...
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Kenneth Russ; Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Kenneth L. Russ, a clinical psychologist, died Thursday (Dec. 26, 1996) of cancer in his University City home. He was 52.Dr. Russ was born and raised in New York City. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and his master's...
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Lack of Communication Leads to Teen's Pregnancy
Dear Abby: This is in response to the letter from Carol Montgomery of Tucson, who wrote about a teen-ager who was afraid to tell her parents she was pregnant, so she secretly gave birth to a boy and strangled it. Now she is charged with first-degree...
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Laettner Gets 37 to Help Hawks Snap Bulls' Streak
Christian Laettner scored a career-high 37 points and had a season-high 14 rebounds as the Hawks snapped Chicago's eight-game winning streak and their own nine-game losing streak with a 108-103 victory Thursday night in Atlanta.Michael Jordan led the...
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Lawmakers to Seek Changes in Managed Care Health Plans
Improving managed health care for Missourians is among state Sen. Joe Maxwell's top priorities for next year's session. He hopes to avoid pitfalls that gave Gov. Mel Carnahan a crushing legislative defeat in the health care arena.Maxwell, D-Mexico, was...
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Lessons Sports Teach Are Not Just for Athletes
I wasn't thinking about my kids, or anyone else's kids, when I sat watching the Billikens muddle through an embarrassing basketball loss to a bunch of Kangaroos earlier this month.Missouri-Kansas City won the game by 21 points. The Billikens couldn't...
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Lions Join the Crowd, Fire Fontes
Wayne Fontes, who won and lost more games than any other coach in Detroit Lions history, was fired Thursday after the team's worst performance in four years.A playoff flop, Fontes was dismissed after eight seasons, making him the sixth NFL coach to lose...
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Little Robert Reich Grew to Be a Giant as U.S. Secretary of Labor
Diminutive Robert Reich likes to begin speeches by joking to his audience that he was 6-foot-2 when the Clinton administration began, but has been slowly shrinking and may disappear before it's over.Actually, of course, the opposite is true.Reich has...
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Memorable Big Screen Moments of '96
FOR YEARS after you have forgotten the movie itself, some moment of it will stick. Here is a handful of such gemlike moments and important developments from some of the better pictures, as seen from my corner of the auditorium:1. Richard Gere, as an...
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Money Notes
The Door Reopens, But The Floor's GoneThe Gabelli ABC fund reopens Jan. 2, but without its minimum guaranteed return of 5 percent a year. The fund, which started in 1993, originally offered a guarantee to help lure bank-account and CD savers who were...
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More Workers in S. Korea Strike over Secret Vote on Labor Bill
A strike against South Korea's auto and other industries entered its second day today as workers protested against Parliament's secret passage of a law that curtails labor's power.Thousands of workers joined the strike today, and more than 100 opposition...
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Morning Briefing
Tooth To Tell, Firms Seek To Sell Anti-cavity GumA chewing gum that stops cavities before they begin? Sounds farfetched, but two companies both think they have a formula.Leaf Inc., a big Chicago-based confectioner that makes such teeth-spoilers as Milk...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
If you missed the first volley of Florida-Florida State gibes (see Thursday's Eye Openers), you'll want to pay special attention to these closing shots in the War Between the Greats (great jokesters, that is - with thanks to The Star-Banner in Ocala,...
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Mountain of a Man Pistons' Hill Makes Big Strides with Ease after Learning Guys around Him Mortal
His past was littered with accomplishments and accompanied by accolades that had floated down onto him like rose petals. There were the national championships at Duke, the All-American honors and the Pistons selecting him in the first round (third overall)...
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Msd's Difficult Choices
The Metropolitan Sewer District has been seeking to write tougher regulations to limit storm-water runoff into creeks during major storms. This isn't the same problem as inadequate maintenance of existing storm-water channels; MSD is considering asking...
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New Clean-Air Rules Ignore Common Sense
Promises by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clinton administration to use "common sense" as a guidepost for environmental regulation apparently did not include recent actions to tighten severely the air standards for ozone and "fine particulate...
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No Room at the Inc. Modular Work Spaces Aim to Increase Teamwork
As a partner and controller at Andersen Worldwide, Rene Ordogne is entitled to a room with a view.A way down the corporate totem pole, so is senior staffer Randy Scasny. In fact, everyone gets a view - of everyone else.The days where executives and managers...
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Obituaries
H. Marie StinsonH. Marie Stinson, 91, of Warrenton and formerly of Hamburg, Mo., died Tuesday (Dec. 24, 1996) of natural causes at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in Chesterfield.Mrs. Stinson was retired after having worked as a payroll clerk for Binkley...
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Odyssey after Walking on, Johnson Has Had Strong Illini Run
When the telephone rang in the basketball office late in the summer of 1993 and it was another caller asking about walking on to the University of Illinois team . . ."Nothing against the coaches at that time, but I got a little bit of the cold shoulder,"...
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Phone Shares Help Market Ring Up Gains
Stocks climbed Thursday for the sixth day in seven, led by rising telephone and semiconductor issues in slow holiday trading.One of the longest economic expansions since World War II helped make 1995 and 1996 the two best years for the stock market since...
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Police Go after Demonstrators in Serb Capital
Riot police clutching bulletproof shields and truncheons rolled through central Belgrade Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters to flee.The security services were enforcing a government order issued late Wednesday as Serbian...
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Proven Winner Hits a Rough Patch Everything's Gone Wrong for This 20th Century Fund
It's unusual to see, but the Twentieth Century Giftrust Investors fund has hit a rough stretch.A phenomenal performer for more than a decade, the small-company fund has lost 9.5 percent since the end of September, even as the Standard & Poor's 500-stock...
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Rams Season-Ending Report Card
With the season pretty much down the drain at 207, and Rich Brooks' job on the line, the Rams coach gave his players some good advice in early November. He reminded them that every game was on tape -- tape that would be evaluated by him, or the Rams'...
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Rebels in Peru Release Guatemalan Envoy Gesture Called Recognition of Peace Pact in His Own Country
Rebels occupying the Japanese ambassador's residence freed the Guatemalan ambassador Thursday in what he said was recognition of the peace pact his country had reached with its rebels.The release of Jose Maria Argueta - the second ambassador freed in...
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Righthand Woman: Milosevic's Wife a Powerful Voice
AS THE STREETS of Belgrade fill day after day with whistle-blowing demonstrators demanding an end to his rule, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic has remained largely silent on the subject.But his wife is a different story.Mirjana Markovic returned...
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Ritter Is Hard Pressed in Rout by Chaminade
When Chris Carrawell and Loren Woods graduated last spring from Cardinal Ritter High, basketball coach Preston Thomas expected his program to face major adjustments this season.But a 37-point loss Thursday night to the host school in the Chaminade H...
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Roy Hagen, 77; Sheetmetal Worker, Raconteur
Roy Hagen - sheetmetal worker, war veteran and teller of Irish tales - died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1996) of cancer at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. He was 77 and lived in Florissant.Two years ago, at age 75, Mr. Hagen went off to night school to get...
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Shining Star 'Happy Days' Mom Marion Ross Discusses Her Move from TV to the Big Screen
WHY IS IT that the well-groomed and auburn-haired Mrs. Marion Cunningham, who will forever be remembered smiling wryly at TV hubby Tom Bosley, is running around with stringy gray hair and no makeup?It's because she is no longer Mrs. Cunningham, baker...
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S. Korean Auto Workers Strike over Secret Vote on Labor Bill
South Korea's auto industry came to a standstill Thursday with the walkout of 150,000 workers protesting Parliament's secret passage of a bill that curtails labor's power.An umbrella group of unions called the strike hours after 155 ruling party legislators...
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Snow, Freezing Rain Cut Power to Homes, Airport in Oregon
A miserable mixture of snow and freezing rain hit the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, making driving treacherous, knocking out power to thousands of homes and plunging Portland's airport terminal into darkness."I've never seen it so bad in all my life,"...
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Something's Really Missing When It Comes to Shooting for Billikens
With St. Louis University's classrooms dark for semester break, the Billikens have had a little more time on their hands the last couple of weeks. But there's no such thing as free time for a Billikens basketball player.Not on a team that is making only...
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Sports Shorts
Ozzie's Retirement Voted Story Of YearOzzie Smith was so brilliant for so long, even his retirement was No. 1.Associated Press newspaper and broadcast members voted Smith's retirement from the Cardinals the No. 1 sports story in Missouri for the year,...
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Super Handyman
Full from feasting over the holidays? Then you ought to think about the food disposer unit in the kitchen sink. It can really get overfed this time of the year. And if the wrong things get stuck down its throat, it can shut down.Here are a few things...
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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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Tens of Thousands Defy Milosevic in Belgrade Protest
Defying an increase in pressure from President Slobodan Milosevic to stay off the streets, tens of thousands of opposition demonstrators poured into central Belgrade Thursday.Milosevic's Interior Ministry announced Wednesday night that demonstrations...
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The Day After: Returns and Bargains and Long Lines
Every year on the morning after Christmas, Pat Ruhmann gets up extra early. She wants to be at the mall before the doors open so she can be one of the first to pick through the marked-down Christmas decorations."It's an event, and we wouldn't miss it,"...
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The Life and Hard Times of a Tabloid Reporter
JERRY Penacoli isn't a tabloid reporter. He just plays one on TV."What's my definition of tabloid? I don't know," says "Hard Copy's" new correspondent (a tad testily, we might add). "It's not my job to define tabloid. It's just my job to `do it."'A few...
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Tippling by Older Folks Is Studied More Than 10 Percent Termed Risky Drinkers
More than one of every 10 men and women 60 and older are risky drinkers, according to the largest screening to date of alcohol misuse among older Americans.Risky drinking for men means knocking down 14 or more drinks a week, and for women seven or more,...
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Top NFL Defensive Rookie Rice Backs Up All the Advance Raves
Simeon Rice, an unconventional athlete, followed conventional wisdom to reach the top.Told that extra effort pays dividends, he applied the principle in his National Football League career. Every practice since the day he was drafted, the Arizona Cardinals'...
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Top Shows: Guest Picks
BEATLE BOBChampion concert-goer (484 in 1996)1. Tom Russell (live-CD taping with Dave Alvin, Katy Moffatt), Off Broadway, May 16-17 2. Wilson Pickett, St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival, Laclede's Landing, Sept. 1 3. Richard Thompson, Mississippi Nights,...
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Top Shows: Post Picks
PATRICK DAILYPost-Dispatch reviewer1. Dwight Yoakam, Riverport Amphitheatre, May 25: After 10 years at the top of his game, this evolutionary country artist can still leave a Riverport crowd slathered in sweat. 2. Ronnie Dawson, Off Broadway, Nov. 6:...
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Town Shares Grief after Fatal Crash
The news spread from one end of Marissa to the other within hours. Four members of a local family, and a child under their care, had been killed in a car accident Thursday morning, and very few people could escape the shock.In Marissa, a town of 2,375...
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Transient Ischemic Attacks Are Little Strokes
Dear Dr. Donohue: I know you speak of TIAs often, but I wonder if you would please indicate if it might cause memory loss.Transient ischemic attacks - little strokes - are short episodes of brain malfunction occurring from a fleeting blockage of its...
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U.S. Approves Ralcorp Sale of Chex Cereals Some Restrictions Apply to General Mills Deal
Federal antitrust authorities have paved the way - with some restrictions - for the sale of Chex cereals and snacks by Ralcorp Holdings Inc. of St. Louis to General Mills Inc.The government said Thursday that General Mills could not proceed, however,...
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Vietnam Vet Wants to Help Old Foes Many Disabled There Have No Wheelchairs
Almost 29 years ago, Joe Frank Jr. left Vietnam in a wheelchair. Now that he's home in Sappington from a return trip this month to Vietnam, he wants to help some of his former enemies - by putting them in wheelchairs.Frank, 49, visited Vietnam and other...
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Wentzville's Boeker Commits to Mizzou
Kristin Boeker never had a doubt.Despite her success in other sports - she has been a two-time All-Gateway Athletic Conference shortstop in softball and a four-year varsity player in basketball - Boeker always knew that she'd play soccer in college.And...
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