St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 3, 1993

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40 Years Ago, Greenlease Kidnapping Left Mark on Kc
At least a generation before missing children became a national topic, 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease walked out of his first-grade classroom, hand-in-hand with a woman who said she was his aunt.It was Sept. 28, 1953, about 11 a.m. when the woman, Bonnie...
631 Pass the Missouri Bar Examination in July
Here is the list of those who passed the Missouri bar examination given in July, as released Friday by the Missouri Supreme Court. Of the 724 people who took the test, 631 passed, 80 failed and the test results were incomplete for 13. ...
9 Years Later, Hosner Masters Stadium Run Again
John Hosner, 68, found his stride as a runner when he began competitive road racing about 15 years ago. Now, Hosner - a retired professor at Virginia Tech University - can't get enough of winning.Hosner won the 15th Bud Light Stadium Run on Saturday,...
A Balanced Look at School Busing
TWO POWERFUL voices - those of the mayor and the president of the St. Louis School Board - have spoken out clearly on busing to desegregate schools:They want it stopped.And while I have no doubt that these men have given the issue considerable thought,...
Accident Kills 7; Town Mourning Three Teachers Die; Fourth Clings to Life
The death of three teachers and the serious injury of a fourth in a fiery crash that killed seven people late Friday has hit this small town hard.Flags flying at half staff Saturday at the Carterville City Hall were only a small measure of the town's...
Adding Zip to Fight Zappers
CHANNEL ZAPPING is a worry for Deborah A. Bozsa and Tom Gow.She's vice president and associate media director of D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, and he's the advertising agency's senior vice president and group creative director. Both have duties that...
A Different NAFTA Should Be U.S. Goal
In economic policy, our guiding national goal should be a high and rising standard of living and a long-term policy of ensuring better jobs at better wages. The American people are right to expect that their representatives in government will work to...
A Fable of Fathers and Sons Novel Blends Fantastical Elements to Describe a Common Quest
GLIMPSES By Lewis Shiner 331 pages, William Morrow, $21</P><P>ALTHOUGH Lewis Shiner is known primarily as a science fiction writer, his best works don't really fit that category. "Deserted Cities of the Heart," for instance, was much...
A New Starting Lineup Ginsburg May Alter Balance in Key Civil Rights Cases
LAST YEAR'S presidential election has changed the face of this year's Supreme Court.For the first time in Supreme Court history two women will sit on the bench - less than parity, but a long way from 1980 when there were no women.For the first time in...
A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned for Haven of Grace
THE "PENNIES From Heaven" that dropped on the fifth anniversary celebration for Haven of Grace totted up to a net of more than $25,000.The birthday party was held Sept. 24 at the University Club. Two anonymous angels found so much joy at the party that...
Arkansas Keeps Ga. Sliding; Memphis St. Blasts E. Carolina
Barry Lunney Jr. sparked Arkansas to a 20-10 victory over Georgia Saturday as he passed for one touchdown, ran for another and set up a third.The Bulldogs (1-4, 0-4 SEC) are off to their worst start ever in the Southeastern Conference. Other GamesSteve...
ATF `Let's Go' Ignored Koresh's `They're Coming' Report Faults Judgment in Cult Raid
At 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28, television news photographer Jim Peeler was lost at Old Mexia and Double E Ranch roads outside Waco, Texas.He stopped a letter carrier, David Jones, and asked for directions to the Branch Davidian compound. Jones pointed to the...
Bhi's Death a Blow to Area Golf
The passing of the Bogey Hills Invitational after 21 years is to be mourned.Actually, the BHI will be converted into a watered-down event called the Gateway Masters, which will be held next September at Bogey Hills Country Club.The Gateway Masters primarily...
Big Games by Johnson, Jackson Delight Coaches
They are delighted with the showing of quarterback Johnny Johnson. They are thrilled that Kevin Jackson had his biggest day rushing.So don't look for the Illinois brain trust of coach Lou Tepper and offensive coordinator Greg Landry to do any second-guessing...
Blocked Fg Thwarts Tigers Fluke Pass Play Rallies Smu to 10-10 Deadlock
A debatable coaching manuever led to a flubbed Missouri field goal attempt with 23 seconds to play Saturday - and ensured a proper ending to an unsightly, lethargic football game at Faurot Field.It would, in fact, have been a shame if Missouri or Southern...
Blocked Fg Thwarts Tigers Mu Settles for 10-10 Tie with Smu
A questionable coaching manuever led to a flubbed Missouri field goal attempt with 23 seconds to play Saturday - and ensured a proper ending to an unsightly, lethargic football game at Faurot Field.It would, in fact, have been a shame if Missouri or...
Blues' Lettermen: A Lot of Guys Could Grade A
Considering some of the responses to an inquiry about whom the Blues should have as alternate captains, one tends to get the idea the topic isn't really that important.One player regaled a listener on Saturday with the story about how coach Bob Berry...
Boomer Berman Has a Song in His Heart
The Beatles and the Rolling Stones: You like them both, but you can only love one. Think about it.The theory belongs to Chris Berman. "And I know it's true," he says. "You can only love one of them."Beatles or Stones, a good subject for tonight's Breakdown...
Bosley, Westfall Drop `Marriage' Hint
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall said Saturday that St. Louis and St. Louis County might "get married" five to 10 years from now."Bosley and Westfall told a meeting of Churches United for Community Action that they...
Bosnia: A Bad Place U.S. Should Avoid
Don't do it, Mr. President. Don't send 25,000 U.S. troops to Bosnia to police a peace settlement. Yes, you have in mind your 1992 presidential campaign, in which you criticized President George Bush for not doing enough for Bosnia. You have in mind what...
Bosnian Serbs Want to Resume Peace Talks despite Tensions
Despite threatening to withdraw territorial concessions to Bosnia's Muslim-led government, Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said Saturday that the Serbs are willing to resume negotiations on a peace plan.The Bosnian government rejected a proposal...
Boy Aviator Learns How to Fly without Tooting His Horn
THIS IS A STORY about a man - a father, actually - who has some old-fashioned values.One of his values is this: You are only as good as the things you do when nobody is looking. Another of his values is this: You ought not care that nobody is looking.No,...
Braves Romp; Giants Keep Pace
Greg Maddux posted his 20th victory and the Atlanta Braves stayed tied for first place in the Western Division with one day to go in the regular season, beating the Colorado Rockies 10-1 Saturday.The Braves set a franchise record with their 103rd victory,...
Brett's Desire: Not a Bang, but a Grounder
Ted Williams went out with a home run. George Brett says that wouldn't be an appropriate way to end his 20-year playing career."I'd love to hit a ground ball to the second baseman. I would. I'm serious," Brett said Friday before his final series, a three-game...
Briar Rose Adapted from the Brothers Grimm
Long ago there lived a King and Queen who longed to have a child. One day, as the Queen lay bathing in a tub, wishing and wishing, a frog hopped out of the water and said to her, "Before the year is past, your wish will come true. A daughter will be...
Briefs Column
MISSOURI COUNTY POLICE Sergeant Is Suspended After His Arrest</P><P>A St. Louis County police sergeant was suspended with pay after he was arrested in Maplewood on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and a weapons...
Briefs Column
NATION IDAHO State Offers To Settle Forest Fire Suit</P><P>The state of Idaho offered Friday to settle out of court a $1.3 million lawsuit against a couple who inadvertently started a forest fire near Boise that consumed 6,258 acres.</P><P>The...
Briefs Column
CALIFORNIA Fire In National Forest Blazes Out Of Control</P><P>Gusty wind blew a 31,000-acre forest fire out of containment lines early Saturday in the Los Padres National Forest, forcing firefighters to flee as it headed northwest toward...
Buckeyes Give Wildcats `Solid Dose of Reality'
Northwestern's football motto is "Expect Victory." When it comes to playing Ohio State, the opposite is true.The seventh-ranked Buckeyes defeated Northwestern for the 18th successive time, rolling to a 51-3 victory in the Big Ten opener for both schools...
Cal Rallies from 30-0 Deficit, Beats Oregon
Dave Barr threw for 368 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a 26-yarder to Iheanyi Uwaezuoke with 1 minute 17 seconds left as No. 17 California stormed back from a 30-0 deficit to beat Oregon 42-41 Saturday.It was the biggest comeback in...
Carney Leads the Charge So Far in Year of the Kicker
John Carney isn't used to the limelight. After all, unemployment tends to foster humility. Before landing a permanent place-kicking job with the San Diego Chargers in 1990, Carney had been cut six times by four teams and also failed another half-dozen...
Casinos May Balk at City's Demands Convention Hotel's Funding at Issue
The number crunchers for companies that hope to put a casino at Laclede's Landing are working overtime on projections. They're worried that the city may be asking too much for the rights to operate on the Landing.The city has been seeking a basket of...
Celtics' Auerbach Working to Get Back to His Duties
Sometimes it's like nothing ever happened; a cigar after breakfast, a morning visit to the office to wade through mountains of letters and packages, then off to the club for lunch and a game of cards.On the really good days, Red Auerbach almost feels...
Church Coalitions Tackle Urban Issues
WHEN 1,500 South Siders stood up and cheered last week for Freeman Bosley Jr., the city's first black mayor, some saw the reception as a historic moment.A predominantly white crowd from an area that had rejected Bosley in last spring's race for mayor...
City Gang Members OK Peace Pact Distrust among Them Lingers
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and 30 to 40 members of St. Louis street gangs signed a "peace accord" Saturday, but it didn't end years of mistrust.Rival gangs left through separate doors - the Bloods went out the front door while the Crips went out a side...
Clinton Plan Issue Is Not Health Care
What is even more scary than the Clinton health-care plan is the utter mindlessness with which it is presented and discussed. Slogans and hype have replaced evidence and logic on something that is not only about hundreds of billions of dollars, but -...
Coming of Age in a Color-Struck World
PLAIN CITY A novel by Virginia Hamilton 194 pages, Blue Sky/Scholastic $13.95, Ages 9 to 13</P><P>VIRGINIA HAMILTON is a mesmerizing writer who has won just about every honor available to authors of childrens' books - including a...
Community Colleges Lose Enrollment
Two-year community colleges grew smartly in the 1980s, but the bloom is off their enrollments this fall across Missouri and Illinois.St. Louis Community College, for instance, has 5 percent fewer students than a year ago.John Cosgrove, director of research...
Considering the Plunge on Visit to Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS: Slowly I turned . . . step by step . . . inch by inch. . . .Ring any bells?It's an old Three Stooges bit, right? Or maybe Abbott and Costello. I can't be expected to know everything around here.Anyone who knows the answer is probably a...
Court Won't Intrude in Doctors' Counseling
The California Supreme Court refuses to require doctors to tell patients more about medical treatments, ruling in favor of physicians who did not tell a patient how long he could expect to live after chemotherapy.In a 7-0 decision Thursday, the justices...
Cure for Soap Scum within Our Lifetime
I AM PLEASED to report that, thanks to an important scientific advance, the human race may soon be able, after years of frustration and failure, to lick soap scum.I have here an article from the ASTM Standardization News. ASTM stands for "American Society...
Defense Makes It Eeeeasy for Phils
A 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday at Busch Stadium featured two ghosts that will haunt the Cardinals in the days to come.The first apparition was the Philadelphia Phillies. The victory was the fourth in succession for the National League...
Deputies Accuse Yeltsin of Holding Them in `Gulag' 1,500 Hard-Liners Stone Police in Moscow Protest
About 1,500 stone-throwing hard-liners battled police in central Moscow on Saturday, the largest clash in Russia's 12-day political crisis.A dozen police officers and several protesters were injured.For the first time, well-organized demonstrators forced...
Design Contest Flushes out New Public Toilet
The challenge went out 10 months ago to architects, designers and engineers around the world. Could they meet the elemental human need for a clean and safe restroom capable of withstanding the rigors of U.S. city streets?The response was staggering,...
Director De Niro
LIKE DELEGATES at a political convention, the makers of "A Bronx Tale" have taken over a floor at a Manhattan hotel. There is a "Control Room," a "Hospitality Suite." Down the hall you'll find actor-writer Chazz Palminteri. On the balcony is the young...
Disaster Can Bring out Video Voyeurs
Brian Smith's police radio scanner burst to life with the urgent message: "Accident with injuries. Possible car fire."It was a two-car, head-on collision. A mother and two children were dead in one car.Smith, 26, of West Chicago arrived at the scene...
Does the Cable Law Need Fixing?
The cable reregulation law doesn't seem to be working as planned - at least according to anecdotal evidence. Instead of trimming customer rates, the law appears to have allowed many cable companies to raise them. If true, the result represents a monumental...
Eerie, Exotic and Japanese Modern Dance Troupe Is Resolutely Austere
IF THEIR WHITENESS were purer, they might be likened to mimes or clowns.But the trademark coloring of the Sankai Juku troupe is more subtle than bold, and its eerie pallor discourages laughter.Covered from head to toe in a paste made from rice powder,...
Espn's Early Days: The Time Was Right
August 16, 1978, is heat, humidity, exhaust-gray haze.It is the Red Sox Sox by eight in the AL East, Elvis dead a year, a heavyweight champ named Leon Spinks.It is "Animal House," Ella, Jimmy Carter, inflation, the Rolling Stones' "Some Girls."It is...
Extended Family's Enduring Values
THERE WAS a 50th wedding anniversary in our family recently, and I went to Montgomery, Ala., to be part of the celebration. Relatives and friends of the couple, my uncle and his wife, came from all over, from Oregon to Panama.My uncle Jack had been a...
Fiasco at Waco
Which is worse, incompetence or dishonesty? The report about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' ill-fated raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, gives Americans both.First, ATF went ahead with the operation even though it knew...
Fighters Backing Ex-President Seize Key Georgian Port
Fighters loyal to Georgia's ousted president seized a key port city Saturday, opening a second rebellion against the weary army and leaving Eduard Shevardnadze's government without a major port.The rebellion was led by ex-President Zviad Gamsakhurdia,...
Findings Support Needle Programs Researchers Say Exchange Systems Protect Addicts, Families from Aids
Programs that supply sterile needles to drug addicts should be part of any broad assault on AIDS, researchers contend. They say the programs protect addicts and their families from the deadly virus.The 18-month study funded by the federal government...
Florida State Bombs Ga. Tech 51-0; Rival Miami Is Coming Up
Florida State looks like it's ready for Miami. Very ready.The top-ranked Seminoles (5-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) outclassed Georgia Tech 51-0 on Saturday. They turn their attention to the third-ranked Hurricanes, who beat Georgia Southern 30-7.Florida...
Flyers Bounce Back, Drub Granite City
Maybe the East St. Louis Flyers started another winning streak.The Flyers' winning streak in the Southwestern Conference was ended at 34 games last week by Belleville West. East St. Louis rebounded Saturday with a 34-10 victory over league foe Granite...
Following in Cooke's Footsteps
`Masterpiece Theatre," a staple of the PBS lineup, undergoes some changes as it begins its 23rd season on Sunday (9 p.m. on Channel 9).A familiar element of the program has been host Alistair Cooke, whose succinct and erudite introductions and closings...
Footing the Bill Blues Selling Kiel Center Club Seats
Brett Hull on Friday kicked off the Blues' drive to sell club seats at the new Kiel Center by handing Blues chairman Mike Shanahan a blank check for four of the premium seats.How appropriate.In order to receive one must give, and Hull will be receiving...
Ga. Continues Slide, Loses to Arkansas
Barry Lunney Jr. sparked Arkansas to a 20-10 victory over Georgia Saturday as he passed for one touchdown, ran for another and set up a third.The Bulldogs (1-4, 0-4 SEC) are off to the worst start ever in the Southeastern Conference.Lunney connected...
Gambling Fight Was in Cards Players Made City Ripe for Lease Showdown
When a group of St. Louis aldermen sued the city Friday over a gambling lease, the lines were drawn for a fierce City Hall battle with both sides fighting for good government and blasting their foes.Blame it on 290 feet of riverbank and about $42 million.At...
Germans Scale Down Their Dreams Promises of Reunification Have Proved Hard to Keep
On Oct. 3, 1990, Germany reunited after 45 years of division. The country's leaders said there would be problems, but they promised peace and prosperity. It has turned out to be more troubles and less good times. *****AT CHECKPOINT...
Getting Ready to Make a Spectacular `Phantom'
THE CONSTRUCTION work on the theater is complete, the company is in town, unpacked and maybe almost settled, rehearsals and previews are out of the way and the formal opening of "The Phantom of the Opera" is all set for Sunday night.Now Randy Buck can...
Girls Find Refuge in Scouting `I Think I'd Be 6 Feet under If It Wasn't for Girl Scouts'
Keri Robinson, 15, lives in the Cochran Gardens public housing project near downtown. Clarissa, 16, is a client of Youth in Need, a St. Charles agency that provides residential care and counseling for abused, neglected and emotionally troubled youth.Both...
Give More Room to Missouri River, Scientists Propose
Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have proposed a major change in the way we look at the Missouri River.They want the government to move levees back from the river and to buy thousands of acres of farms, forests and wetlands. The result,...
Give River Room, Say Scientists Two from U.S. Agency Want the Missouri's Levees Moved
Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have proposed a major change in the way we look at the Missouri River.They want the government to move levees back from the river and to buy thousands of acres of farms, forests and wetlands. The result,...
Give River Room, Scientists Propose Two from U.S. Agency Want Government to Move the Missouri's Levees Back
Scientists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have proposed a major change in the way we look at the Missouri River.They want the government to move levees back from the river and to buy thousands of acres of farms, forests and wetlands. The result,...
Glanville, Falcons Feeling the Heat of Dismal 0-4 Start
Sighted in the Georgia Dome on Monday night were Fred McGriff, Terry Pendleton, Deion Sanders and Brian Hunter.The crowd of 65,477 got into the lopsided game by offering their fabled Tomahawk Chop along with the eerie chant to match. Yes, these Atlanta...
Gordon Fans 10 as Kc Closes in on 3rd
Tom Gordon pitched six-hit ball for eight innings and Greg Gagne had three hits Saturday, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers 7-4.Gordon (12-6) struck out 10 and walked two before giving up two runs in the eighth. Jeff Montgomery got...
Gundy, Sooners Blow Past Wheezing Cyclones
On the long list of offensive standouts at Oklahoma, Cale Gundy is No. 1.Gundy became Oklahoma's career total offense leader and also scored a touchdown Saturday as the 10th-ranked Sooners began Big Eight Conference play by beating Iowa State 24-7.Gundy...
Guns Are Selling Well in South Florida Stores
South Florida is on a shopping spree for guns.Every eight minutes in south Florida so far this year - 24 hours a day, seven days a week - a gun has been legally sold.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement projects that gun sales in Broward, Dade and...
Hacker Makes a Pitch for Comeback
One of the highlights of the American League Championship Series will come next Friday night in Toronto's Skydome when Rich Hacker, sans crutches, walks to the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.Hacker, a former Cardinals coach, was coaching...
Happy Birthday to You (Ibid.) the St. Louis Public Library Hits 100
Think of this centenarian as you would think of a cherished grandparent: a person to reckon with, a wise and learned mentor, a character of strength and equinamity, a generous provider.This is the St. Louis Public Library, a hundred years old this year,...
``Hi. I'm Bill Howard. I'm the New Employee.''
With that modest introduction, the designated savior of TWA spared a ramp agent at Lambert Field from acute embarrassment.The worker, oblivious to Howard's identity, stopped him as he prepared to enter an empty, idle jet and asked to see his security...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: A creative friend came up with a great wedding-shower idea.She collected all the bows and ribbons from the gifts and affixed them to a sturdy paper plate and folded it over a stick (or a cardboard toilet-paper roll will do).The effect was...
Hot Air Curtain Obscures NAFTA
The discussion over the North American Free Trade Agreement is heating up. The rhetoric, the slogans, the half-truths are overwhelming.The Iron Curtain has fallen; the Bamboo Curtain has been swept by the winds of reality. Yet, we, the people of the...
`How Am I Going to Make It?' Asks Bosnian as Winter Nears
Aida Torlaka shuffled out to her eighth-floor balcony overlooking Serbian artillery positions and pointed to a dwindling pile of parquet floorboards next to a blackened wood stove."Unless there's a miracle, that's all I've got for the winter," said the...
Idyllic Setting Masks Child Abuse, Neglect as Troubles Come to Light, Home Surrenders License
On paper, the JDM Residential Treatment Center seemed like a wonderful place to send abused children from troubled homes.It offered 120 secluded acres in St. Charles County on which they could fish, hike and learn about nature. Two doctors were among...
If Puerto Rico Seeks Statehood, U.S. Faces Tough Choices
The way Carlos Romero Barcelo sees it, this tiny, crowded U.S. commonwealth is like a gangly youth - all knees and elbows - afraid to cross the dance floor and invite his beloved to swing.She might say no.For 95 years, the object of Puerto Rico's affection...
Illini Have Their Say, Their Way vs. Purdue Offense Springs to Life in 28-10 Victory
With three losses behind him and the Big Ten opener in front of him, Greg Landry met with the Illinois offense on Friday night.Whatever Landry, the offensive coordinator, said, it was the right thing.The Illini offense got untracked in a big way Saturday...
Illinois Turns Talk in Action vs. Purdue
With three losses behind him and the Big Ten opener in front of him, Greg Landry met with the Illinois offense on Friday night.Whatever Landry, the offensive coordinator, said, it was the right thing.The Illini offense got untracked in a big way Saturday...
Illinois Turns Talk in Action vs. Purdue Offense Springs to Life in 28-10 Victory
Three losses behind him and the Big Ten opener in front of him, Greg Landry met with the Illinois offense on Friday night.Landry, the offensive coordinator, then turned the meeting over to his players.And then Saturday, he turned them loose on Purdue."All...
In 3rd, Cards Find Reason to Celebrate
Ray Lankford completed his first-to-home dash in the 10th inning Saturday with the considerable help of two Philadelphia Phillies errors.Immediately, Gregg Jefferies came bounding out of the dugout in wild celebration of the Cardinals' 5-4 victory at...
In a Word, Prevent Is the Message for Fire Protection Week
The loss of Lynn Abbott's home - like most residential fires - could easily have been prevented.His house, at 8721 Eulalie Avenue in Brentwood, burned last November when an unattended space heater in the basement caught a nearby couch on fire. Fortunately,...
Irish See Green on Family Trees
Calling the Flynns, the Murphys, the O'Malleys, the Ryans and the many other families of Irish extraction around the world: The "old country" wants to welcome you back to your roots.Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating heeded the "homecoming" call...
Israeli Troops Kill 2 Militants Commanders of Radical Muslim Group Slain during Raids in Gaza
Israeli troops killed two top commanders of the militant Muslim group Hamas on Saturday in sweeping raids across the occupied Gaza Strip.Sixteen Hamas activists were detained in simultaneous strikes against hideouts in six locations, the army said.The...
Israeli Troops Kill Two Commanders of Militant Muslim Group
Israeli soldiers killed two top commanders of the militant Muslim group Hamas on Saturday in raids across the occupied Gaza Strip.Sixteen Hamas activists were detained in simultaneous strikes against six hideouts, the army said.In the raids, Hamed Salem...
It's Enough to Give TV Movies a Really Bad Name
WHEN the Emmys were handed out last month, four of the nominees for outstanding made-for-TV movie were from HBO, and the fifth was from PBS.If you wondered, even briefly, why the major networks were shut out of that category, part of the answer can be...
It's Wise to Invest Some Time in Study before Investing in Art
WHEN YOU'RE READY to invest in fine art, educate yourself.If going back to school is not an appealing thought, don't worry. Time in a classroom may be substituted with time at art galleries and museums.Don't limit yourself to local galleries. When on...
Jackpot: Casino Stocks Are Hot, While Textiles Come Unraveled
Casino operators, the stock market's biggest winners of the third quarter, look like a good bet for the fourth as well, thanks to gaming's popularity as a source of taxes for cash-strapped states, money managers said."In these times of tight budgets,...
Keenan, Man with a Mission, Takes Charge of Rangers
Mike Keenan arrived at the hospital in Stratford, N.J., within a few hours of the accident. It was morning, Nov. 10, 1985, and Pelle Lindbergh had crashed his Porsche into a retaining wall at an excessive rate of speed.Lindbergh, the goaltender for the...
Killer Strikes Older Widows, Burns Evidence in Florida
On the first cool night of fall this past week, few on Melrose Street were brave enough to sleep with their windows open.A vicious serial killer who preys on elderly widows living alone is terrorizing this Gulf Coast retirement haven.Four times in the...
Law Professor R.W. Power Dies in Mexico
Richard Wilson Power, retired St. Louis University law professor, died Friday in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, of a blood clot believed linked to a beating he suffered a week earlier when several men forced their way into his vacation home there.The...
Lewis-Bey's Drug Ring Is Gone, but the Problem Isn't
In early 1991, when federal agents and St. Louis police smashed the drug-and-murder gang headed by Jerry Lewis-Bey, authorities said they had broken the crime ring of the decade.On Sept. 24, a federal judge gave life sentences in prison to Lewis-Bey,...
Looks Aren't Everything Ugly Critters Can Make Appealing Meals
You can't judge a book by its footnotes, and you can't predict a morsel's taste by its original embodiment.In other words, even if it frightens you to death when it's alive, it may be heavenly to the palate after proper preparation. Some of the ugliest...
Man, 23, Charged in Levee Sabotage Sandbagger Held in Break That Closed Bridge
A 23-year-old Illinois man has been charged with causing the levee break at West Quincy, Mo., that flooded 15,000 acres and knocked out the only bridge for a 212-mile stretch on the Mississippi River.James R. Scott of Fowler, Ill., just east of Quincy,...
Many Ways to Tie the Knot in Britain
Q. My fiancee and I are planning a trip to England and we would like to get married there. Is that possible for two American citizens?A. Single Americans are free to marry in England or Wales once statutory residence requirements have been satisfied....
Mayor Holds Sunny Thoughts as Chesterfield Levee Stands Up
Chesterfield Mayor Jack Leonard was smiling Saturday with good news on the flood front. The Missouri River was falling and rain was absent from the five-day forecast."We've made it, I think," Leonard said of the temporary levee of crushed rock erected...
Med Students Wary of Clinton Cure Doctors-to-Be See Need for Reform, at Odds on Method
Stacey Barrie, 25, worries that it will take years longer to pay her medical school bills if President Bill Clinton's health-care plan is passed."What does it means in terms of paying off our loans?" asks the third-year medical student at St. Louis University.Abdi...
Merle Haggard Straightening out a Twisting Road
First thing I remember knowin' Was a lonesome whistle blowin' And a young one's dream of growin' up to ride. Merle Haggard, "Mamma Tried"</P><P>THE TRACKS across Merle Haggard's weathered face betray a life of endless roaming,...
Mexico Will Need U.S. Food Products
The era of "American Gothic," when a farmer made his livelihood by selling milk, eggs and produce at the local farmers' market, has long since vanished. Today, U.S. agribusiness is a muscular, multibillion dollar enterprise heavily reliant on sales not...
Money Keeps Holmes in the Boxing Ring
"May 18 will be Larry Holmes' last fight unless someone comes up with something nice. I'm not going to do any more fighting. If someone has something for me to sign by June, I'll sign it. If they don't, Larry Holmes will fade on out." - Larry Holmes,...