St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 2, 1993

4–Y Y
401(k) Powerful Retirement Vehicle Is Spurned by 1 in 4
The 401(k) is the fastest-growing retirement plan in America, widely recognized as a powerful vehicle that could mean the difference between security and sacrifice for millions of future retirees.And yet, more than one in four eligible workers spurns...
Read preview Overview
8-0 Cornhuskers Starting to Color Dreams in Orange
Nebraska kept its record unblemishedand its national championship aspirations intact - with a 21-17 victory Saturday at Colorado. Afterward, a man in a hideous, neon-orange jacket approached Cornhuskers coach Tom Osborne.Yes, it was an Orange Bowl representative,...
Read preview Overview
A Disappointing Anti-Drug Strategy
President Bill Clinton has been saying all the right things about reforming this nation's approach to drug abuse. He has promised repeatedly to devote more to drug treatment and education than to interdiction, but the big question is when and whether...
Read preview Overview
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My 3-year-old Lab-setter mix was 1 year old when we got her at the animal shelter. She's a bit hyper, but we still love her. My problem is that she has become my shadow. In fact, I've named her Shadow.When I'm in my bedroom and my son comes...
Read preview Overview
Area Girls Ready for State Meet St. Charles West, Howell, Duchesne Qualify for Jefferson City Trip
The Missouri state girls cross country meet is coming up and St. Charles area athletes will be well-represented in Jefferson City on Saturday.At the Class 4A sectional meet at Sioux Passage, St. Charles West and Francis Howell finished third and fourth...
Read preview Overview
Authorities Seek Killer of Boy, 9 Warren Sheriff Says Victim in Trailer Was Not Target
After an evening of trick or treating Sunday near Warrenton, 9-year-old Jasmine Wyatt washed the clown makeup off his face and ate supper in his mother's room while they watched television.About 7 p.m. Sunday, he was playing with a 6-month-old baby when...
Read preview Overview
A Whale of a Dispute Surrounds `Free Willy'
ANIMAL RIGHTS activists rejoiced this summer over the release of "Free Willy," a movie about a killer whale liberated from a disreputable theme park by a high-spirited young boy.Their joy has been tempered because the orca that starred in "Free Willy"...
Read preview Overview
Behind the Scene in Haiti: Cocaine
President Bill Clinton has not been very candid about what may be the most important element in Haiti's troubled politics: cocaine. Haiti's ruling military elite, which runs its police department, has been linked repeatedly to the tons of Colombian cocaine...
Read preview Overview
Big Mistake: Being Too Conservative with Your 401(k)
The 401(k) is a state-of-the-art retirement vehicle with the raw power of an fine-tuned Indy car. But even when workers are willing to get behind the wheel, many drive so timidly they barely rev the engine.Financial experts hope that will change as workers...
Read preview Overview
Bills Finish Super Sweep Buffalo Cruises 24-10; Redskins Tumble to 1-6
The sweep is complete.The Buffalo Bills beat the Washington Redskins 24-10 Monday night to give them victories this season over the teams that beat them in the last three Super Bowls.Andre Reed had 159 receiving yards and a touchdown and Thurman Thomas...
Read preview Overview
Bills Finish Super Sweep Buffalo Cruises 24-10; Redskins Tumble to 1-6
Sweeping the teams that swept them in the last three Super Bowls was sweet."But we would still like to have those three rings," Buffalo Bills linebacker Cornelius Bennett said.The Buffalo Bills (6-1) beat the Washington Redskins 24-10 Monday night to...
Read preview Overview
Blues' Brett Is Golden Again Hull Scores 2 in 4-2 Victory over Whalers
A goal in an optional practice Sunday afternoon prompted Blues winger Brett Hull to utter those words.How prophetic they were.Hull scored two goals, including his first winner of the season, as the Blues improved their record to 8-2-1 with a 4-2 victory...
Read preview Overview
Body Politic Loses Civil Tongue
CAN AMERICA return to a point where issues can be discussed at length in a civil manner?Must we always discuss issues loudly, broadly painting key figures as either heroes or villains?The question was raised over the weekend by Sen. John C. Danforth,...
Read preview Overview
Bosley Tries to Duck Gambling Lease Questions
Attorneys for St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. are trying to prevent their client from having to answer questions from his opponents in a dispute over a riverfront gambling lease.A motion to be heard today before St. Louis Circuit Judge James R. Dowd...
Read preview Overview
Boy Died Swerving to Avoid Hitting Dog
Dear Readers: As I was going through my mail, I came upon a photo of a teen-ager attached to a letter. I thought, "What a darling face that lad has. What a smile!" Then my heart sank when I read the following:Dear Ann Landers: The picture attached to...
Read preview Overview
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS HEALTH CARE</P><P>RehabCare Buys Its Competitor</P><P>RehabCare Corp. said Monday it had completed the acquisition of Advanced Rehabilitation Resources Inc. of St. Louis, a privately held competitor, for 1.528...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
MISSOURI NORTH COUNTY Dellwood Child Center Has New Troubles</P><P>Last week, the Dellwood Child Development Center had no heat. This week, it has neither heat nor water. Water pipes broke on Sunday in the office building that houses...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUIS U.S. Attorney-Designate Easing Into New Role</P><P>The nominee for U.S. attorney in Southern Illinois began getting a feel for the office Monday while he awaits confirmation by the Senate.</P><P>The...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
WorldEngland`Daddy, Daddy,' Sobs Defendant, 11One of two 11-year-old boys accused of luring a toddler from a crowded shopping mall in Liverpool and battering him to death sobbed and whispered "Daddy, Daddy" as a prosecutor in Preston described the crime...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
MISSOURI NORTH COUNTY Dellwood Child Center Has New Troubles</P><P>Last week, the troubled Dellwood Child Development Center had no heat. This week, it has neither heat nor water. Water pipes broke on Sunday in the office building...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
WorldENGLAND`Daddy, Daddy,' Sobs Defendant, 11One of two 11-year-old boys accused of luring a toddler from a crowded shopping mall and battering him to death sobbed and whispered "Daddy, Daddy" as a prosecutor in Preston, England, described the crime...
Read preview Overview
Building's Exterior Irks Clayton Residents
EYESORE: Clayton Mayor Ben Uchitelle acknowledges that "some Clayton neighbors have expressed concern over the exterior" of the abandoned Famous-Barr building on Forsyth Boulevard. The residents say holes, perhaps bullet holes, are in some display...
Read preview Overview
Business Notes
SPOTLIGHTJerry L. Williams, a registered land surveyor, has been hired by Pickett, Ray & Silver of St. Peters as survey office manager.Shirley Decker of St. Peters was the volunteer of the month for October at Barnes St. Peters Hospital. She has been...
Read preview Overview
Christian Scientists Here Expel Dissenter Ladue Woman Criticized Church in Paper
The Christian Science church has expelled a fourth-generation member because she criticized the church in an article in the Post-Dispatch last spring and in a speech this fall.Suzanne Shepard of Ladue was expelled from the church's Kirkwood branch last...
Read preview Overview
Clinton Backs Welfare Innovations 2-Year Limit Ok'd in Wisconsin; Georgia Can Set Cap on Family Aid
The administration of President Bill Clinton gave Wisconsin permission Monday to experiment with a two-year limit on welfare benefits and allowed Georgia to cap payments to families who have additional children while on the rolls.Govs. Tommy Thompson...
Read preview Overview
Clinton Says NAFTA Needs Firm Support
President Bill Clinton prodded business leaders on Monday to do more to build congressional support for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Clinton said Europe and Japan would be the big winners if the pact fails."You all have to be missionaries,"...
Read preview Overview
Collinsville Approaches Another Hurdle
The Collinsville High soccer team cleared a major hurdle Saturday, winning 1-0 in penalty kicks over host Granite City in a sectional championship match. Now comes hurdle No. 2: Springfield High.Collinsville, the two-time defending Illinois champion,...
Read preview Overview
Compaq Offers 46 New Pcs Also Cuts Prices on Best Sellers
Compaq Computer Corp. Monday introduced 46 new desktop personal computer models that are designed to be simple to use.Compaq will produce 36 new ProLinea and Deskpro models and 10 versions of its highly successful Presario consumer line with innovations...
Read preview Overview
Corporate `Shell' Buys 2 Warmann Oil Firms
A company with no sales has acquired two oil companies owned by the Warmann family and has made a bid to buy another Warmann company that is in bankruptcy proceedings.The buyer is Consolidated Holdings Corp., a publicly held corporate shell that has...
Read preview Overview
Council Aims for Veto of Latest RV Bill
The St. Charles City Council will take another shot at resolving the controversy about parking recreational vehicles as members try to muster enough votes to override a mayoral veto of the latest RV bill.The council, holding its regular meeting tonight...
Read preview Overview
Court Says `No'-And Means It- to Rapist Appealing Conviction
A man from Belleville who is serving an eight-year prison sentence for acquaintance rape lost an appeal to the Supreme Court on Monday.The man, Jeff Bowen, was convicted of raping a college student after an evening of drinking. Bowen had argued that...
Read preview Overview
Deadbeat Developers in St. Louis County
Escrow accounts and performance bonds. Those terms probably mean little to the average residents of a new subdivision in St. Louis County - until promised street work isn't done and the escrow accounts for that purpose come up empty or expired. Or until...
Read preview Overview
Diaries Haunt Senate Sen. Packwood Fights Ethics Committee Subpoena
The Senate debated sex, privacy and allegations of possible criminal conduct Monday in a historic effort to enforce a subpoena for the diaries of Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore.The debate, sometimes emotional, sometimes stuck on legalities, raged for nearly...
Read preview Overview
Erisa Is Health-Care Roadblock
As he takes his ambitious health-care overhaul plan to the country, President Bill Clinton envisions a big, and possibly central, role for the states.He wants his old friends in the state capitals to spearhead and manage the most complicated elements...
Read preview Overview
E. St. Louis Budget Calls for Property-Tax Cut
East St. Louisans would see more police officers and firefighters on the streets - and more money in their pocketbooks - under a budget approved Monday by the City Council.Council members approved the $24 million budget just in time to meet a 5 p.m....
Read preview Overview
Europeans Give Treaty No Fanfare Delayed Agreement Offers No Ec Solutions
A GLOOMY MOOD washed away any inclination to celebrate Monday when the European Community opened a new stage in its drive for greater unity.Members of the 12-nation trading bloc are mired in the worst recession in three decades, and their people paid...
Read preview Overview
Ex-Cop Learns Lesson about Highway Etiquette
HOW DO you react when someone cuts you off in traffic or commits some other act of motoring rudeness? Give him a blast from your horn? Maybe roll down the window and thrust a finger toward the sky? Pull up next to him and glare or even shout an obscenity?Ah,...
Read preview Overview
Giants' Bonds Is First to Repeat in AP Vote for Majors' Top Player
Outfielder Barry Bonds, who led the San Francisco Giants to their most wins since 1962, on Monday became the first player to be voted The Associated Press Baseball Player of the Year in consecutive seasons.Bonds received 73 votes in nationwide balloting...
Read preview Overview
Goalie Groupie Hebert Realizes Nhl Dream
Guy Hebert still remembers the welts from the tennis balls he absorbed as a young boy.When Hebert was 3 or 4, his father and older brother would gather tennis balls and head down to the basement of their home in Troy, N.Y., so Paul Jr. could practice...
Read preview Overview
Gop Seeks Gains in Elections Key Races: New York, New Jersey, Virginia
Republicans hope to whittle the big Democratic advantage at statehouses and city halls today in elections for the top jobs in New Jersey, Virginia and New York City. The contests offer the broadest glimpse of voter attitudes on crime and taxes since...
Read preview Overview
Gun Deaths Overtake Traffic's Toll
For the first time, bullets killed more people in Illinois than motor vehicle accidents, according to statistics from federal and state officials.In 1991, the most recent year available, 1,574 people died of gunshot wounds statewide, said Dr. Lee Annest...
Read preview Overview
Haitians Snub Call for Talks U.S. Rejects Rightists' Call to Clear Decks
Haiti's armed forces, having blocked the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has not responded to a U.N. request for new talks on reinstating the ousted leader, U.S. and U.N. officials said Monday.The United Nations, trying to keep a moribund...
Read preview Overview
Halloween Shooting Kills 3 Teens, Hurts 3
Turning a Halloween of trick-or-treating into a nightmare, two gunmen opened fire on a group of teen-agers walking home from a neighborhood party, killing three boys and wounding three others.The men, hiding behind bushes on a residential street, ambushed...
Read preview Overview
Hazardous Waste from Flood Collected
More than a ton of household hazardous waste was collected last week from flood survivors in St. Charles County. But the county official who helped run the program said he was disappointed that more hazardous products damaged in the flood were not turned...
Read preview Overview
Illinois Priest Denies Abusing Boy
A Roman Catholic priest denies an allegation in a lawsuit that he abused a boy at a church summer camp in Southern Illinois.The priest, the Rev. Robert J. Vonnahmen, says in his response to the lawsuit that he did not abuse Stephen H. McCaffrey. Vonnahmen...
Read preview Overview
Indians Beat Themselves with Error `That Kind of Year,' Coach Says
For the Wentzville High soccer team, it was a somewhat fitting end to a dismal season.Playing at Fort Zumwalt North in the first round of district play Saturday, the Indians lost 1-0 when a Wentzville player put the ball into his own net with about five...
Read preview Overview
Insurers Accused of Deception Mrs. Clinton Says Firms Want to Protect Profits
Hillary Rodham Clinton accused insurance companies Monday of waging a deceitful campaign against the Clinton health plan to protect profits and preserve the ability to cut people off when they get sick.In the most scathing administration assault to date...
Read preview Overview
IRS Settlement Helps Mac Earn $142 Million
A leaner McDonnell Douglas Corp. churned out earnings of $142 million in the third quarter with the help of a $41 million net gain from a tax settlement with the Internal Revenue Service.In the same period last year, the aerospace company had lost $42...
Read preview Overview
JV Cougars Finish Turnabout Seasons 8-0-1 Lutheran Is Eager for Varsity Start
Steve Schmid never dreamed his first season of coaching high school football would turn out this well."The guys sure made me look good," said Schmid, who guided the Lutheran-St. Charles Cougars to an 8-0-1 season this fall. "It was a fun year and an...
Read preview Overview
Kind Woman in Unkind Area Finds Cur-Age and She Carries a Big Stick
HIS BLACK FACE and legs bear the scars and stripes of a vicious street fighter. His bark, blasting through the cracks of Ollie Smith's front door, will stop your heart and get your feet in gear.But his eyes, the color of a well-brewed cup of tea, reveal...
Read preview Overview
Latin American Peace Architect Decries U.S. NAFTA Opposition
Oscar Arias Sanchez, who won the Nobel Peace prize in 1987 for brokering an agreement to end Nicaragua's civil war, said Monday in St. Louis that if Congress fails to ratify the North American Free Trade Agreement "it's because you fear freedom."Arias...
Read preview Overview
Lindenwood Earns Spot in Playoffs but Lions' Key Victory Is a Costly One
The Lindenwood College men's soccer team is in. Now comes the tough part.The Lions (10-10) earned a spot in the eight-team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 16 playoffs, beating Culver-Stockton 5-2 last week in Lindenwood's final...
Read preview Overview
Lone Survivor: Aba Alum Malone, 38, Still Has Kid in Him
In the final days of the late, great, outrageous American Basketball Association, the Spirits of St. Louis had a starting frontline of Marvin Barnes, Caldwell Jones and Moses Malone.The guards were Freddie Lewis and Don Chaney. And M.L. Carr and Ron...
Read preview Overview
Mcbride Can't Stop Playing Love of Competition Drives Slu Kicker
Coach Joe Clarke has seen Brian McBride win soccer games and break records for St. Louis University for almost four years.But his favorite Brian McBride story comes from an insignificant exhibition game at Illinois State last spring. These games are...
Read preview Overview
Montana Doubtful: Hamstring, Wrist, Kidney Stones
Quarterback Joe Montana was on crutches Monday with his worst hamstring injury to date, and running back Harvey Williams headed back to Kansas City, apparently with a concussion.Williams was injured Sunday in the second quarter of the Chiefs' 30-10 loss...
Read preview Overview
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Pop quiz today. See if you can match the appropriate words or phrases to the sentences below:1. BRETT HULL had one goal in seven games (before Monday). Better call -.A. FEMAB. GhostbustersC. PHIL GOYETTED. The Los Angeles Kings2. If I didn't know better,...
Read preview Overview
Mutual Funds Owe You Some Personal Results
You say you know how your investments are doing? You say you check up on your mutual funds after every quarterly performance report?Sorry, that doesn't give you the answer. These reports show only how the fund itself is doing. Your own investment may...
Read preview Overview
New Xerox Film Trips Up Silver Market
Xerox Corp. Monday unveiled a new type of graphic arts film that could make silver, the traditional material in photographic film, obsolete.The news triggered a steep drop in the price of silver. But experts said although film manufacturers face a minefield...
Read preview Overview
Obituaries
J.A. LightfootJ.A. Lightfoot, 76, of St. Charles, died Monday (Nov. 1, 1993) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles after a lengthy illness.He was a retired machinist and was employed by McDonnell Douglas Corp. in St. Louis. He was a member of the...
Read preview Overview
Obituaries
G. HollenbergGeorgia Hart Hollenberg, 91, of Augusta, died Monday (Nov. 1, 1993) at West Chester House Nursing Home in Chesterfield after a lengthy illness.She was a homemaker and was a member of American Legion Women's Auxiliary No. 262.The funeral...
Read preview Overview
Old Germ Gets New Attention
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was so sick for two years with stomach pains and nervous stomach that I went to a gastroenterology doctor. He did tests and said I had gastric H. pylori. I was given some medicine. Now I wonder if it will come back. Can I prevent...
Read preview Overview
Old Railroad Stocks Seek Bull Market Here Currency, Coin Dealers Selling Nostalgia at Convention Next Week
It's not too late to buy a piece of the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad, the line that once hauled red-granite cobblestones, lead and miners for a burgeoning St. Louis.The asking price for 50 shares of stock is $100 to $150. The potential is whatever...
Read preview Overview
Ordinary People
CAROL HOUSE calls them the "quiet images" of South Africa - stark black and white photographs not of a nation's violence but of its humanness.They are pictures, she says, of South Africa's ordinary people, pictures of its whites, its blacks and its mixed-race...
Read preview Overview
Packwood, Ethics Committee Spar over Diaries Oregon Senator Defends Self, Resists Panel's Subpoena
In a hushed Senate chamber, Sen. Bob Packwood and the ethics committee wrestled on Monday for the hearts of their colleagues, who must decide whether to seek enforcement of the committee's subpoena for his personal diaries.A spectacle in which nearly...
Read preview Overview
Parents Called Key to Youth Investing
If young people are to understand how to manage their finances and become good investors, parents must teach them, says an executive whose company has developed a handbook on the subject.Liberty Financial Cos., of Boston, Mass., surveyed students earlier...
Read preview Overview
Parking Problem Expected Loss of Spaces Concerns Courthouse Employees
Be forewarned. The dearth of parking spaces around the St. Charles County courthouse is going to get worse before it gets better.A common complaint among courthouse employees is that construction plans for two county government buildings and the remodeling...
Read preview Overview
Pass-Interference Call Aids Lions' Comeback
Brett Perriman ripped his helmet from his head, jumped up and down, and let out an angry, primal scream. Anthony Parker hopped up from the turf, arms raised in celebration, and screamed for joy.A moment later, the two exchanged emotional roles: Perriman,...
Read preview Overview
People
America's unhappiest child, PATTI DAVIS, will tell all - again - about life with RONALD and NANCY REAGAN. In December, she'll speak in New York at a seminar called "Recovering From Dysfunctional Families."A brochure says Davis, 40, will speak on "how...
Read preview Overview
Pioneers' Victory Too Late Duchesne Breaks Ice with a Big 38-0 Win
Too little, too late.That was one of the first thoughts in the mind of Duchesne High football coach Don Morris after the Pioneers' 38-0 victory over visiting Aquinas-Mercy Friday.It was Duchesne's first victory of the season."It was nice to win and I'm...
Read preview Overview
Pirates Win Way to Defend Title St. Dominic Will Join Reigning Champions at State Tournament
The St. Charles Pirates may not be a favorite to repeat as state champions in boys cross country this weekend, but they will be there to defend their title.The Pirates have been through a roller coaster season, but they know when it is time to perform...
Read preview Overview
Positives of Peer Influence Promoted Students Told `You Are Someone Special' in Program's Fourth Year
At high schools and middle schools in the Fort Zumwalt School District, peer pressure is seen as a positive plus to be nourished with an annual positive peer-influence activity.This year's activity, called Positive Peer Influence. You Are Someone Special,...
Read preview Overview
Protectionist Policies at Odds with NAFTA
While, on the one hand, the Clinton administration is urging the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, it is, on the other hand, endorsing several flagrantly protectionist pieces of legislation that would restrict international trade. The...
Read preview Overview
Put It on the P.A
The Francis Howell North High School marching band placed second of eight contestants in the gold category at the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival at Busch Stadium Saturday, Oct. 23. The band also received a special outstanding award for percussion...
Read preview Overview
Quirk in Federal Clean Air Law Could Send Dirtier Gas to Area
A quirk in environmental laws threatens to make St. Louis air dirtier so other cities can make theirs cleaner.The federal Clean Air Act requires the nation's nine smoggiest cities to start using cleaner gasoline. The Dirty Nine - Baltimore, Chicago,...
Read preview Overview
Rebel Patriot Quietly Waits for Move
The New England Patriots have a 288-pound insurrectionist in their midst."I'm hoping we end up in St. Louis," this player said, lowering his voice in the locker room Sunday in Indianapolis so his teammates wouldn't hear. "That would be a great thing."It's...
Read preview Overview
Reds' Schott Returns amid Cheers, Tears
To the strains of "Hail to the Chief" played on tape by Cincinnati Reds employees, Marge Schott returned Monday to her duties as the team's president and chief executive officer.Schott pulled into her private parking spot at Riverfront Stadium at 11:05...
Read preview Overview
Restrain the Arms Trade
The Clinton administration has focused on ways to restrain the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, but it has done little to restrict the global race in conventional arms. Part of the explanation might lie in the fact that the United...
Read preview Overview
Salmonella a Deterrent to Fertility Scientists Shaping Bacteria for an Oral Contraceptive
An oral vaccine made of genetically engineered salmonella bacteria holds promise as a new birth control method, a Washington University scientist said here Monday.The vaccine would be cheap, would last several months and could be used by men or women,...
Read preview Overview
Settlers Burn Arab Classroom, Declare Themselves Squatters
Jewish settlers blocked roads and burned an Arab classroom on Monday, in the fourth day of defying the Israeli government.The rampage erupted Friday when Muslim militants killed a settler. The settlers also took over some vacant government homes, proclaiming...
Read preview Overview
`Society Is Self-Destructing' `It's Easier to Find a Gun Than a Good Friend'
Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions and added $13.5 billion to the nation's medical bill last year, Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said Monday.The administration's top medical official told a panel of the House Government Operations...
Read preview Overview
`Society Is Self-Destructing,' Violence Panel Told
Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions and added $13.5 billion to the nation's medical bill last year, Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said Monday.The administration's top medical official told a panel of the House Government Operations...
Read preview Overview
`South of Sunset' Goes South Quickly
IF you missed the debut of Glenn Frey's "South of Sunset" last week, you missed the whole series. CBS canceled "Sunset" on Friday, just two days after its Wednesday debut, leaving seven episodes on the shelf.The heavily promoted premiere finished fourth...
Read preview Overview
Sports Shorts
Champion Blue Jays Led Majors In Payroll</P><P>The Toronto Blue Jays not only won their second successive World Series, they also led the major leagues in payroll for the second consecutive season.</P><P>Toronto became the...
Read preview Overview
Spotlight
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars-State of Missouri presented $23,440.18 to the Barnes Hospital System to be used for cancer research. Half of the funds have been designated for prostate cancer research. The 243 auxiliaries of Missouri...
Read preview Overview
Star Has Set, but Clinton Still Hero for Area
The spotlight in the National Football League expansion comedy-drama has seized on would-be owners Fran "Treat People Fairly" Murray and Stan "Doesn't Rhyme With Funky" Kroenke.To me, the most fascinating character is still Jerry "I Gotta Be Me" Clinton,...
Read preview Overview
Supreme Court to Reconsider Subleties of Miranda Ruling
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to set new boundaries for its landmark Miranda ruling on the rights of criminal suspects by deciding just who qualifies as a suspect and how police must respond to vague requests for a lawyer's help.The justices will use...
Read preview Overview
Telephone Doctor Finds Friendliest Voice
HELEN GRISWOLD was getting hassled on the phone.It was 3:30 in the afternoon. Helen had a brutal day at her company, Sight & Sound. She'd already handled at least 200 calls. She also had to greet customers, do the Federal Express and UPS.But right now...
Read preview Overview
Texas Toast Burned by World Series Failure, Williams Recovers at His Ranch
A pale moon, like an eavesdropper, had appeared above the red wood ranch house here in central Texas.In the cool early evening, Mitch Williams, in that now-familiar scraggly beard and sweatshirt, jeans and black cowboy boots, sat on the deck and looked...
Read preview Overview
The Sweet Life of Federico Fellini
When Federico Fellini was 19 years old, he joined a vaudeville group and roamed his native Italy. The year, he later said, was a revelation: "I was overwhelmed by the variety of the country's physical landscape and, too, by the variety of its human landscape."It...
Read preview Overview
Timely: Be It Ever So Humble, There's No Place like `Then'
"Doesn't everybody just love London?" gushed the Los Angeles-based travel writer. I mean, London is everybody's second home."As I listened to the travel writer over dinner last month in a posh London hotel, I wasn't so sure. I hadn't seen London for...
Read preview Overview
Turkey Resorts to Extortion to Let U.S. Help Iraqi Kurds
She's intelligent, personable and articulate. Turkey's new prime minister, Tansu Ciller, an economist trained in the United States, wowed 'em on television and in private meetings here on her recent visit to America. Unfortunately, the central message...
Read preview Overview
United Way Hits Goal: $49 Million `Many People Went the Extra Mile'
The United Way of Greater St. Louis was back in the winner's circle Monday.As silver and pink balloons cascaded from the balcony of the Cervantes Convention Center's Lecture Hall and 600 United Way volunteers stood cheering, campaign chairman Richard...
Read preview Overview
U.N. Troops Visited Bosnia Brothel, Witnesses Say
U.N. peacekeepers in Bosnia regularly visited a Serbian-run brothel outside Sarajevo, where some of them took sexual advantage of Muslim and Croatian women forced into prostitution, according to Muslim witnesses and the local Serbian commander.Although...
Read preview Overview
U.N. Troops Visited Bosnian Brothel, Witnesses Say
U.N. peacekeepers in Bosnia regularly visited a Serbian-run brothel outside Sarajevo, where some of them took sexual advantage of Muslim and Croatian women forced into prostitution, according to Muslim witnesses and the local Serbian commander.Although...
Read preview Overview
Westfall Proposes at Least 2.5% Raise for County Workers
Each employee of St. Louis County government would get a pay increase of at least 2.5 percent under a budget for next year unveiled Monday by County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall.If the County Council approves it, the budget will give about 30...
Read preview Overview
Where Are Parents While TV Is On?
Austin was 5 and Jessica was 2, and by the time Austin had finished with the lighter he took from atop their mother's dresser, Jessica was trapped inside a burning house. And Beavis and Butt-head were in big, big trouble.Since the morning early last...
Read preview Overview
White House Staff Aghast after Salaries Published
Tense whispers and the indignant crackling of Page A15 of The Washington Post broke the morning quiet at the White House. Salaries of nearly every employee filled the page - right there in boldface! If you listened hard, you could almost hear jaws drop.An...
Read preview Overview
Wisconsin Officials Considering Steps to Avoid Repeat
Engineers, university officials and the governor pored over plans Monday to prevent a repeat of a student stampede that left dozens injured after the University of Wisconsin's football victory over Michigan on Saturday.Looming in their minds was the...
Read preview Overview
Wisconsin Player Insists, `I'm Not a Hero'
Michael Brin was the unlikeliest of heroes Saturday.Brin, a wide receiver from Highland Park, Ill., is so far down on Wisconsin's depth chart that last week's program listed him as a quarterback. A sophomore walk-on, Brin doesn't even have his own number.Most...
Read preview Overview
Yes, Elections Are Today; Taxes, Gambling on Ballot
Those postcards that came in the mail? The ones from the Election Board that you may have thrown out? They were about an election. It's today.No major offices are at stake in Missouri and Illinois, but tax increases are at issue in both states and riverboat...
Read preview Overview