St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 31, 1997

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2nd Half Iowa Rush Destroys Illini 82-65
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...
After Perfect Start, Alford Blames Bears' Stumble on Inexperience
After starting the season 10-0, its best start since going 12-0 in 1958-59, Southwest Missouri State is trying to shake off a stretch of losses and inconsistent shooting.Before Thursday night's win over Creighton, the Bears had fallen in four of five...
A Good Charter for St. Peters
With a fast-growing population of 52,000, St. Peters wants to take the next step and adopt a home-rule charter. The document, put together by a commission over several months, has attracted a lot of criticism - some justified, most not. As a whole, the...
Al Gore Talks to Himself about Perils of Campaign 2000
Is the Spot getting bigger? Tipper says it isn't, but I know it is. At this rate, by the year 2000 I'll look like Joe Biden, wandering around with okra plugs in my head. It's making me a little crazy.Actually, everything these days is making me a little...
Antarctica Offers Man Challenge, Chance to Help
At age 21, Pat Rummerfield went through the windshield of his cartwheeling Corvette in a crash brought on by alcohol-induced bravado."We hit the ditch doing 135," he said. "My head slammed downward. The wine bottle I was holding between my legs popped...
AOL Long on Talk Short on Refunds Recordings, Busy Signals Frustrate Many Callers
A search of America Online's Web page Thursday found no documents containing the word "refund."That's emblematic of the troubles AOL subscribers had getting information one day after the online company promised to make good on its "unlimited access"...
Arachnoiditis: Inflammation of Spinal Cord Cover
Dear Dr. Donohue: A friend has had a lot of pain in her legs and back. Her physician told her she needed back surgery. He referred her to a surgeon. After more tests, she was told that surgery was not an option for her. She has arachnoiditis, and there...
Arsonist Sentenced to 15 Years Defendant's Alcoholism Excuse Fails; Judge Orders Chance for Treatment
James R. Calvin's claim that alcoholism had fueled his record of arsons - including the destruction of the historical African-American church at Rocky Fork - failed to win much sympathy Thursday from a judge in Madison County.Calvin, 28, of Glen Carbon,...
A Smooth Transition to the Ratings Leader
ANYONE who's seen Kim Covington looking bright and alert anchoring the new 5 a.m. segment of Channel 5's "Today in St. Louis" has to wonder: How early does she get up?"I'm wide awake at 2:30 a.m.," says Covington, who gets into the studio by 3:30 to...
Awards, Induction Dinner Planned for Hall of Fame
The St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 13th annual awards banquet March 22 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. Paul.Twelve men and women will be inducted into the Hall of Fame for their achievements in baseball, softball,...
Aweighting Results: Wrestling's Dilemma
Another week of analyzing every bite, skipping fast-food trips and watching friends devour junk food has given way to the bottom line as more than 100 wrestlers jam a locker room at Vianney High.In a matter of seconds they will discover if a commitment...
Blazers Mop Up Billikens Alabama-Birmingham Rolls 62-45 at Kiel
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...
Bluesman Butler Is Genuine Article He Showed How He Earned His Respect
JERRY BUTLERThe Ambassador,Saturday, Jan. 25 RHYTHM & Blues legend Jerry "The Iceman" Butler turned The Ambassador into the house of R&B Saturday night. And that house rocked as well. Even at the mention of his name, the crowd was applauding. Butler,...
Blues Map out Streak on Road 5-2 Win in Ottawa Breaks Team Record
Coach Joel Quenneville has been on the job for only a little more than three weeks, but he's already a record setter.The Blues' 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at Corel Centre set a team record for consecutive victories on the...
Blues Slip Past Lost Leafs 4-0 Everybody Is Fair Game for New Team Turmoil
After the Blues fired Mike Keenan last month, Ron Caron took over as general manager and adopted the slogan "harmony with stability."The team embraced Caron's theme, thereby rendering obsolete the Blues' derisive nickname at the time - "Team Turmoil."Well,...
Boom Town Population in O'fallon, Mo., Almost Doubles in the '90S
MOVING TRUCKS have been bringing new residents to O'Fallon, Mo., at a rate of about seven a day, nearly doubling the city's population in the past six years.Preliminary figures from a special U.S. Census show that O'Fallon has grown to 33,818 residents...
Briefs
THE NATIONCALIFORNIAExplosion Damages Bay Area Courthouse A bomb exploded outside a courthouse in California before dawn Thursday. No one was hurt, officials said. The explosion took place in Vallejo, on San Pablo Bay 35 miles northeast of San Francisco....
Bruins Scoring Mark Equaled by Bourque in Panthers Victory
Ray Sheppard set up the first two Florida goals, and the Panthers went on to a 3-1 victory Thursday in Miami on a night in which defenseman Ray Bourque tied the Bruins' atcareer scoring record.Bourque's short-handed goal in the second period tied forward...
Carpenters Back Catholic School Union
Some members of the St. Louis Carpenters Union spent this week making signs for Catholic elementary teachers to wave in protest."It's just the beginning," Terry Nelson, president of the Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis, said Thursday.The...
Charlie Sheen: Seriously on the Run
"SHADOW CONSPIRACY"Rating: R. Running time: 1:43.THIS Charlie Sheen chase flick ranges in quality from routine to ridiculous. Sheen plays Bobby Bishop, a top presidential aide who stumbles into a conspiracy at, to coin a phrase, the highest levels of...
Chechen President Calls Deadlock Likely in Talks with Russia
Chechnya's new president is prepared to meet Russian leaders within weeks to discuss the future of the Muslim republic, but his spokesman predicted Thursday that the two sides would remain deadlocked.Aslan Maskhadov, who won a landslide presidential...
Child's Anger Caused by Chemical Depression
Dear Ann Landers: May I add an "amen" to the letter from the woman whose volcanic husband turned out to suffer from chemical depression? I went through the same thing with my daughter, whose violent behavior began when she was 2 years old. By the time...
China, Some Democracies, Cited in Rights Report
China has silenced all public dissent through intimidation, exile, prisons and other means, the State Department said Thursday. Its human rights report also alleged severe repression in Nigeria, Cuba and Burma.China's rights record is certain to be a...
Choreography Has Moved to Computer
EVER since he began using Life Forms, 3-D human animation software that lets him choreograph at the computer, modern dance legend Merce Cunningham has become known as some kind of computer guru. The way he tells it, he's just a guy who uses a computer...
Church Notes
Sausage DinnerA sausage and beef dinner will be served family-style from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Friedens United Church of Christ, Zumbehl Road and Highway 94 South, St. Charles. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $2.50 for those 12 and younger. Information:...
Clean Cut: Xcar Carries Dream
Going To The ShowWHAT: Greater St. Louis International Auto Show.WHEN: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. WHERE: America's Center (Trans World Dome and Cervantes Convention Center). HOW MUCH: $8 for adults,...
Clemson Defeats Georgia Tech to End 2-Game Skid
Terrell McIntyre scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as No. 7 Clemson ended a losing streak at two games with a 70-57 victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Clemson, S.C.Greg Buckner also scored 17 for the Tigers (17-3, 6-2 Atlantic...
Clinton Blanks out on Hush Money
In his "errors were made" press conference, President Bill Clinton became flustered when asked by The Washington Post's John Harris if he had found anything "unusual or suspicious" in large payments by the Lippo Group to Clinton's friend Webster Hubbell...
Commons Neighborhood Set for Historic District Hearing
The St. Charles planning and zoning commission will decide next week whether the Commons Neighborhood should be the latest area of the city to become a historic preservation district.The planning commission will hold a public hearing Monday on whether...
Conservation Chief Revives Position of Deputy Director
John Smith's job experience, ranging from conservation agent to wildlife research supervisor, will come in handy as he tackles his next job as second in command at the Missouri Department of Conservation.At its regular meeting Jan. 15, the Missouri Conservation...
Coyotes Beat Slumping Wings 3-0
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,...
Cyanamid to Pay for Fixing Prices States Due $7.3 Million from Chemical Firm
American Cyanamid Co. has agreed to pay $7.3 million to settle a price-fixing case involving billions of dollars worth of farm chemicals.Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon and the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against the New Jersey chemical...
Detective's Shot Killed His Friend ; Suspected Drug Dealer Caught, Charged in Killing
The two undercover narcotics detectives pulled their white Ford Mustang alongside a liquor store on Natural Bridge Avenue Wednesday afternoon for a routine drug buy.Just last week, one of the detectives had obtained some cocaine from the same street-smart...
Diabetics May Take Fewer Insulin Shots with New Drug
The Food and Drug Administration approved a drug Thursday that offers a million diabetics the hope of reducing - and for some even stopping - their insulin shots.The drug, Parke Davis' troglitazone, is the first medication to attack the underlying trigger...
FBI Lab's Problems May Taint Evidence
It's too early to tell whether "a serious set of problems" at the FBI crime lab will hurt federal prosecutions, Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick said Thursday."In general, we have confidence in the lab," she said, because the problems cited in...
Finch, Memphis to Part Coach Takes Offer of Contract Buyout
Memphis coach Larry Finch, under fire for low attendance despite averaging 20 victories a season, will resign at the end of the season.The announcement, made Thursday night by Finch and the university, came after several days of reports that the university...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Two generating units have been running. Bass: Fair to good for mostly small fish at the hot water bridge. Stripers: Good on spoons and Little Georges from the hot water outlet at the east end of the north levee. The best fishing is late...
Gifts in Couple's Name Result in Uncharitableness
Dear Abby: Is there a kind and tactful way to tell a distant relative to stop making donations to his favorite charities in our names? He's a very nice man, and we know he means well. Obviously, he has the right to donate to any organization he wants,...
Girl's 911 Call Brings Crew to Aid of Stricken Father
Eight-year-old Caitlinn Domer was reluctant this week to talk about the terrifying experience of finding her dad unconscious earlier this month and not knowing if he was OK.The story connected with the bad memory slowly unfolded, though, when she was...
Goldie Hawn: She's Back and Still Laughing
GOLDIE HAWN is scanning newspaper headlines in a low-cut, skin-tight black cat suit and thigh-high leather boots.Only the tiny pair of reading glasses perched on Hawn's nose is evidence that the veteran actress is now celebrating her fourth decade in...
Good Neighbor Sharing Blessings Becomes Way of Life
Otis Woodard has lived for 30 years with what he calls the music of the streets. Gunfire, sirens and the voices of the hungry and homeless are the instruments of Woodard's symphony at Bissell Street and Strodtman Road in St. Louis.Woodard runs Lutheran...
Greenspan Seeks Change to Lower CPI
The government should quickly change its inflation measure in ways that will trim Social Security and other benefits and raise taxes for millions of Americans, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress on Thursday.In his strongest comments...
Hardaway Lifts Magic Past Phoenix
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,...
`He Was One of the Most Professional Officers Around'
When Willie Neal Jr. told his family that he was going to become an undercover officer, his father repeatedly tried to get him to reconsider."I knew then, as I definitely know now, how dangerous it is to be a plainclothes officer," said Willie Neal Sr.,...
`He Was One of the Most Professional Officers Around'
When Willie Neal Jr. told his family that he was going to become an undercover officer, his father repeatedly tried to get him to reconsider."I knew then, as I definitely know now, how dangerous it is to be a plainclothes officer," said Willie Neal Sr.,...
Honor Roll
Students at Hollenbeck Junior High School, 4555 Central School Road, must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Nicholas Aiello, Elizabeth Aleshunas, Mary...
Honor Roll
Students at Barnwell Middle School, 1035 Jungs Station Road, must have a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Matthew Callier. Seventh Grade David Abendroth, Nicholas...
How Many More Executions?
Missouri tied South Carolina last year in the dubious category of executing the most murderers. The state got a fast start on 1997 when it executed Eric Schneider early Wednesday.The Schneider case shows that the death penalty can be unfair even in response...
Illinois Elevates Women's Soccer from Club to Varsity Standing
The University of Illinois has added a women's sport to its lineup for the first time in two decades, promoting soccer from club status to a full-fledged NCAA program.The last program to be added as an intercollegiate sport for women was cross country,...
In Ireland, Terrible Choices
"SOME MOTHER'S SON"Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:52.COMPELLING, deeply textured performances by Helen Mirren and Fionnula Flanagan give needed emotional charge to this weighty, often grim tale of the ongoing war in Northern Ireland. It is based...
Inquiry at Fort Wood Continues, Army Says Officials Look at 28 Sex Harassment Allegations
In an update on its investigations into sexual mistreatment of trainees at Fort Leonard Wood, the Army said Thursday that it was looking into 28 allegations.Those allegations are on top of seven other cases - three already settled and four in which charges...
IRS Concedes Computer System Is Taxing Failure $4 Billion System Has No Place in `Real World'
The IRS conceded Thursday that it had spent $4 billion developing new computer systems that a top official said "do not work in the real world."Arthur Gross, an assistant commissioner of internal revenue who was appointed 10 months ago to rescue the...
It's a Luxury for Friends, Family to See Rivers Play at Home
Blues rookie defenseman Jamie Rivers had to buy only three tickets to his first National Hockey League game in his old stamping grounds.Rather than bug him for tickets, Rivers' old pals took care of their own arrangements for Thursday's game against...
Joycelyn Elders Pushes Health Education Ex-Surgeon General Speaks at Siue, Has `No Regrets'
Health education from early childhood on is the key to a healthier America, former U.S. surgeon general Dr. Joycelyn Elders said Thursday night at Edwardsville.That education should include a strong sex education program aimed at preventing sexually...
Joycelyn Elders Pushes Health Education Ex-Surgeon General Speaks at Siue, Has 'No Regrets'
Joycelyn Elders, the controversial former U.S. surgeon general who was fired by President Bill Clinton over her public statements about masturbation, said Thursday in Edwardsville that she had no regrets about those statements.Elders was fired in December...
Jury Here Convicts Racist in Slaying He Gunned Down Man near Synagogue in '77
In less than 40 minutes, a St. Louis County jury found Joseph Paul Franklin guilty Thursday of capital murder in the 1977 shooting of a Chesterfield man. Today the jury will decide whether Franklin should die or serve life in prison.Franklin killed Gerald...
Labor-Management Cooperation Here Is Saving Jobs, Setting Example
Two years ago, Granite City Steel faced the loss of the cold rolled end of the steel process - and 300 good jobs. The parent company, National Steel in Pittsburgh, planned to move the work involving galvanized steel, and the favored sites seemed to be...
Law Is Needed to Protect Medical Records
Last year, the 104th Congress tried, but failed, to pass a law protecting the confidentiality of medical records. It's not hard to understand this failure; the difficulties facing Congress are enormous.These difficulties derive from two seemingly unrelated...
Library Notes
Board MeetingThe St. Charles City-County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Library District Administrative Office, 425 Spencer Road in St. Peters. All library board meetings are open to the public.Valentine Craft A valentine...
Lockheed May Get Saudi Order for Up to 100 F-16 Fighter Jets
Lockheed Martin Corp. may soon receive an order from Saudi Arabia for up to 100 F-16 fighter planes and associated equipment that could be worth as much as $30 billion.The sale could be finalized next month when the Prince Sultan, Saudi Arabia's defense...
Louisville Throttles Cincinnati Finch to Step Down at Memphis after Season
Louisville's Eric Johnson turned in a performance that probably didn't delight a lot of people in his hometown. Johnson, a sophomore forward from Cincinnati, scored 10 of his 15 points during a 20-5 run Thursday that sparked the No. 9 Cardinals to a...
Man Claims Beating by Florissant Police
Florissant police are investigating an allegation by a man who says an officer stopped and beat him Wednesday night as he was driving home from Christian Hospital Northwest.The man, Quentin Gilleylen, 22, said he was stopped because he was driving a...
Many Factors Contribute to Crime Drop
THE NUMBERS are out, and St. Louisans are feeling good about themselves.Crime in the city is down, some of it dramatically.But why is it down? And can anything be done to make sure the numbers don't creep up again? The reduction in crime is clearly part...
Marines Look into Hazing Incidents Film Shows Paratroopers Getting Stuck with Pins
The Marine Corps is checking out bizarre hazing incidents by an elite paratrooper unit when jump-wings medals were beaten into men's chests in "blood pinnings."The 1991 and 1993 incidents were captured on video and brought to the attention of the Marine...
Meager Crowd Rewarded with Talented Musicians
Jay LeonhartJazz at the Bistro,Wednesday, Jan. 29 BASSIST/vocalist/poet/philosopher Jay Leonhart stood playing bass in front of the meager second-set audience and said: "Let me tell you something at this point in the show It's a little something I thought...
Media Agree Not to Use Slain Officer's Photo
When County police asked local media not to publish or broadcast a picture of slain undercover officer Willie Neal Jr., they all agreed."It's a no-brainer for us," said Sidney D. Moore, news director at KPLR (Channel 11), echoing the comments of several...
`Mini-State' Set Saturday in Gac Tourney at West
St. Charles West wrestling coach Craig Martin called it a "mini-state tournament" while others have referred to it simply as a meat grinder.The eight-team Gateway Athletic Conference wrestling tournament will be held Saturday at St. Charles West. First-round...
Mirren in Her Prime
She's best known to Americans audiences as the inspector in "Prime Suspect." But Helen Mirren has some sterling screen roles to her credit, with another one on the way.* * * *SOME OF US hit 50 and crawl into the baggiest clothes this side of a...
Money Notes
Funds Raise Ante For New InvestorsAn increasing number of mutual funds are raising the amount it costs investors to make an initial investment in a fund.Small accounts don't pay enough in fees to offset the costs of servicing those accounts, said Burton...
Mood Mixed Heading to Charter Vote
In an informal sampling of the mood in St. Peters about the home-rule charter proposal, the St. Charles Post found only one person enthusiastically in favor of it. Some 25 residents were asked for their opinions about the charter Thursday morning.Many...
Morning Briefing
Oh M'gosh! OshKosh Closes Hometown PlantOshKosh B'Gosh, maker of the tried-and-true bib overalls that have clothed generations of working men, is closing its last Oshkosh, Wis., plant and will contract production overseas."It's sad for us we're not going...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Went to the Billikens game the other night and a classic pitching duel broke out.In light of the America Online decision, Patriots receivers will compensate DREW BLEDSOE $39.95 for each time he looked and they were not open last Sunday.The Missouri Department...
Mr. Clinton `Revises' the Truth Yet Again
President Bill Clinton never seems to learn. He - and his people at the White House - invariably provide incomplete, even inaccurate, answers to potentially embarrassing questions. Then, after a time, they change their stories, shredding their credibility....
Municipal League Sides with Agency in Dispute
Members of the St. Charles County Municipal League Wednesday night threw their "unqualified support" to the Dispatch and Alarm Agency in its dispute with the St. Charles County Council.The league resolution, approved by an 8-1 vote, was a direct slap...
Murphy's Law Tries to Turn Back Clock of Punk Rock
MURPHY'S LAWWednesday Jan. 29,Hi-PointeMURPHY'S Law is a band on a mission to preserve the spirit of punk rock as existed 15 years ago.There seems to be some confusion, though, as to which aspects of the genre they hope to perpetuate.Musically, the rhythm...
Nasdaq's New Trading Rules Should Save Investors Plenty More Competition, Less Collusion Seen
The new rules aimed at giving customers a better deal on the Nasdaq Stock Market are dramatically reducing trading costs. One rough estimate shows the savings ranging from $1.5 million to $2.5 million a day, according to an Associated Press analysis...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Court House, 201 Main Street, Troy. The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration...
No. 2 Warriors Upend No. 1 Bethalto in Battle of Bi-State Powerhouses
The visiting Bethalto (Ill.) Eagles won the night's big battle, but the Warriors of St. Charles West High won the war.In a dual between the teams ranked at the top of the Post-Dispatch wrestling poll, No. 2 St. Charles West came on strong late to knock...
Obituaries
Delphine SeatonDelphine Seaton, 80, of Wentzville, died Tuesday (Jan. 28, 1997) at Doctors Hospital in Wentzville.Mrs. Seaton was a retired waitress at a restaurant in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 311 Wood...
Officials Ponder Hauler's Record Bidder's Criminal Past Muddies Trash Contract
St. Louis aldermen will consider today a five-year, $36 million garbage hauling contract by a new firm to replace its hauler, which submitted the lowest bid.The current contract firm, Laidlaw Inc., is crying foul. And some aldermen are expressing concern...
O.J. Simpson Jury Reviews Evidence, Breaks for Night
Jurors deliberating in O.J. Simpson's civil trial asked on Thursday to see DNA test strips, photos and videotapes focusing on whether blood could have been planted or contaminated.The jurors, who quit for the night after their third day of deliberat...
Olajuwon Scores 48 but Rockets Crash
Ricky Pierce scored 25 points and Denver spoiled Hakeem Olajuwon's second consecutive 40-plus point game Thursday night as the Nuggets held off the Rockets 113-109 in Houston.Olajuwon, who had 41 points Saturday against the Utah Jazz, got 48 points and...
Oldest Son of Saddam May Have Paralysis
Saddam Hussein's oldest son risks total paralysis if he opts for surgery to remove bullets lodged in his pelvis and near his spine since an assassination attempt, sources said Thursday.Odai, 32, widely considered Saddam's heir apparent, has been partly...
Overseas Markets May Hold Best Rewards for U.S. Investors
World tour '97: Foreign stock markets have been celebrating this new year with record highs.Dramatic leaps in value in Europe, Asia and the Americas have prompted many U.S. investors to wonder why they largely overlooked overseas markets during the last...
Pantera: Energy and Dynamics as Usual with Them, Anything Goes
PANTERAThe American TheatreTuesday, Jan. 28 WHEN you're hopped up on adrenaline and anarchic glee, just about anything goes, right? That's the bottom line at a Pantera concert. The madcap metal mavens, who give testosterone a vile face and a threatening...
Pebble Beach Loves the Hollywood Touch
The Pebble Beach Pro-Am never had a celebrity pairing like this. Tiger Woods and Kevin Costner made the 8:40 tee time on Thursday feel like the last group on the last day of the U.S. Open.Playing before a wildly enthusiastic crowd jammed a dozen deep...
Pena Gathers Support to Change Cabinet Seats
Federico Pena, moving to another chair in President Bill Clinton's Cabinet, eased through a confirmation hearing Thursday on his nomination to be energy secretary.As Pena, the former transportation secretary, gathered bipartisan support in the Senate...
People
Let slip the dogs of journalism. . . .TV's MIKE WALLACE journeyed to Canada recently to track down a man suspected of Nazi war crimes. At the man's house, a snarling German shepherd charged Wallace, ripping his coat. It could have been worse; in fact,...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSAlton: Two teen-agers were shot to death about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Belle Manor Apartments. One of the victims died at the scene, the...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Gregory Williams, 25, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend, Kimberly...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSAlton: Two people were killed Thursday night in a shooting in Alton. Police confirmed they were investigating two deaths but said no other...
Priest Denies Using Abuse Suit to Attack Cardinal Bernardin
A priest who the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin believed orchestrated false sexual abuse charges against him denied the allegation Thursday, saying accuser Steven Cook "was not my pawn."The Rev. Charles Fiore said he had spoken with Cook only once, just...
Prison to Get Electrified Fence
The prison in Cameron will be the first in Missouri to install an electrified fence, required under a 1995 law to protect against escapes at all maximum-security prisons in the state.The facility, called the Crossroads Correctional Center, is the state's...
Raiders Give Ex-Big Red Coach the Reins; Parcells Talks Held
Minutes after he became the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, Joe Bugel carried out perhaps the most essential task that comes with the job - lavishing praise on team owner Al Davis."I love Al Davis. This love affair has been going on for 30 years,"...
Reaching Consensus on Medicare Cuts
The Clinton administration and Congress have been given the political cover they both probably wished for in their pursuit of slowing the growth of the politically popular Medicare health insurance program for the elderly.Both Democratic and Republican...
Regulators Formally Cite Clinton Plant Leak Resulted in Plant Closing
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Clinton nuclear power plant, run by Illinois Power Co., has exhibited a "trend of declining performance."The NRC's announcement Wednesday formally restates its criticism of the plant's handling of a water pump...
Rescuers Revive 3 Children at Fire Boy, Two Girls Listed in Critical Condition
Three children were in critical condition Thursday night after firefighters rescued them from a burning apartment in St. Louis.All three children had stopped breathing when they were pulled from the apartment, but firefighters used CPR to get them breathing....
Richard D. Henderson; Globe-Democrat Artist
Richard D. Henderson, longtime artist for the old St. Louis Globe- Democrat, died Wednesday (Jan. 29, 1997) of cancer at his home in Bridgeton. He was 75.Globe readers knew Mr. Henderson best for his deft caricatures of Muny entertainers and sports stars....
Royal Flash Romanovs' Jewels Taking 2-Year Tour of the U.S
After the new Soviet government had the imperial family shot nearly 80 years ago, it was hard up for foreign currency and sold most of the imperial jewels.A good portion of what was left began a two-year coast-to-coast tour through the United States...
Ruling Adds Protection from Sloppy Builders
Home buyers now have a little extra protection from sloppy builders. The Illinois Supreme Court said Thursday that buyers can sue after buying a home that has a shoddy new room or other addition.Until now, home buyers could sue contractors only for defects...