St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 27, 1995

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5 Players Commit to Kansas Schools
As a cornerback on the Sumner High football team in 1991, Edwin Dotson was excited to be one of two freshmen ever to start for the Bulldogs.Now Dotson, 18, has achieved his most coveted dream - an NCAA Division I football scholarship. Dotson has given...
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Activist Groups Want Aldermen to Examine Stadium Agreement
A coalition of several St. Louis activist groups wants the Board of Aldermen to hold hearings on the stadium lease with the Rams and reject the use of city money to pay for the team's new practice facility.The Rev. Larry Rice and the group WATCH (Watch...
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After Catching Bullet, Passes Easy for Seay
Mark Seay says he isn't a hero. He doesn't understand what the fuss is about. But if you want to hear his story, he will tell you. San Diego's spiritual wide receiver offers a narrative that is truly unique in the numbing banality of Super Bowl Week.The...
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`Aliens for Breakfast': Tasty Children's Fare
HALLOWEEN comes to ABC Saturday night, just a few months late, with a cute kids' show about aliens and a scholarly-cheesy David Frost documentary on Frankenstein.First up is "Aliens for Breakfast" (7 p.m. on Channel 2), adapted by Shelley Duvall from...
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A Message from Auschwitz
Fifty years after Soviet soldiers first discovered the network of Nazi death camps at Auschwitz, the question remains: How can people around the world continue to learn and apply the lessons of the Holocaust? The Nazis' evil is obvious, as is that of...
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A Mime Time! Fans Break Silence as Blues Break in Kiel
On balance, Mark and Tim Hebron were feeling great about life again.Hockey was back, the Blues were making their debut at the palacial Kiel Center, management issued free sandwich-and-fries plates - and smiling mimes worked the concourse!Talk about peace...
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At Halfway Mark, All Big Numbers Belong to Ambush: 17-4 and 7,134
With its league-best 17-4 record, the Ambush is making the National Professional Soccer League sit up and take notice.But that .810 winning percentage is only one thing turning heads. The Ambush front office also is putting up some numbers that are the...
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Behcet's Syndrome Has Wide Array of Symptoms
Dear Dr. Donohue: Last summer, my son developed chronic mouth sores, and later ugly sores broke out on his body. The doctor ruled out such things as mononucleosis and herpes. His final diagnosis was Behcet's syndrome. They are treating my son now with...
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Bills Can't Tank Tigers, Lose in Ot
The Billikens had this dazed look, the kind they might have had if a bunch of bears had ravaged their campsite and ruined a perfectly dandy vacation.St. Louis University's visit to The Pyramid had seemed so much Billikens fun well into the second half...
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Blues Haven Crowd Crams Kiel for First Rites of Rink
For a record number of Blues fans, Thursday night's opening was better late than never.The Blues, cooling their skates for 3 1/2 months during the National Hockey League's labor standoff, finally got to christen their new rink.Kiel Center greeted its...
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Border Crossing Do You Know Where Your Mutual Funds Are Bound?
Investors hoping that Mexico was going to become the financial promised land were rudely awakened this month to one of the dangers of foreign investing.Worrying about whether your investments are sound is tough enough. When investing outside the United...
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Boy Had Behavior Problems Killing Suspect Was Found before in a Girls' Restroom, Suspended
A 15-year-old boy suspected in the beating death Tuesday of a girl in a high-school restroom was suspended in October when a teacher at another school caught him inside a girls' restroom there, several teachers said.The boy is the suspect in the death...
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Brains Are Different by Gender, Study Says
Differences between the sexes in the way the brain works may make men more inclined to fight and women to talk, researchers have found.In a study in the current issue of the journal Science, University of Pennsylvania researchers also reported evidence...
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Brains Show Differences by Gender, Study Says
Differences between the sexes in the way the brain works may make men more inclined to fight and women to talk, researchers have found.In a study in the current issue of the journal Science, University of Pennsylvania researchers also reported evidence...
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Briefs
WORLD</P><P>BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Serbs, Government May Be Fighting Again</P><P>Bosnia's chances of peace sank again Thursday with reports of new fighting - this time between the government and Bosnian Serbs, two primary rivals...
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Briefs
RUSSIA Invasion Was Ill-Planned, General SaysA Russian general who refused to lead the invasion of Chechnya said Thursday that more preparation by the armed forces and less haste to launch the offensive could have saved lives.Col. Gen. Eduard Vorobyov...
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Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Planning Commission Appointee ConfirmedThe St. Louis County Council confirmed on Thursday James L. Hayes, a printing company executive, to the County Planning Commission even though Republicans complained that the group lacks a member...
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Cancer Patient Wishes Doctor Had Done PSA
Dear Ann Landers: You recently printed a letter from Dr. Otis Brawley of the National Cancer Institute. He said some physicians feel that PSA tests are not necessary because many cancerous prostates do not need treatment in the absence of other symptoms....
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Carpe Diem: Romantic Notion That Plays in Vienna
"BEFORE SUNRISE" Rating: R, language. Running time: 1:42.</P><P>FOR anyone who has had, or has lived, the romantic fantasy of spontaneously deciding to spend a limited amount of time with an exotic stranger in an exotic place, "Before...
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Chang Joins Gang of Sampras Victims Defending Champion Needs `Only' Four Sets to Earn a Return to Final
A phone rang as Pete Sampras, all smiles now, spoke of his aching muscles, his creaking joints and the special quality of his gutsy run to the Australian Open final."It's the president!" Sampras said jokingly. "Tell him I'll call him back."For the first...
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Chrysler Offers Rebates on Minivans
Chrysler Corp. raised the ante in a widening minivan price war Thursday, offering rebates of up to $1,000 on some of its better-equipped 1995 models.The incentives are the first that Chrysler has offered on its popular long-wheelbase 1995 Dodge Grand...
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Cincinnati Tops Dayton for Its 7th Win in Row
Darnell Burton scored all 11 of his points in a 19-2 game-opening run Thursday night that swept No. 19 Cincinnati to an 81-60 victory over host Dayton, its seventh win in a row.Burton, a key figure in Cincinnati's longest winning streak in two years,...
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Clinton Basher Gop Congressman Disciplined for `Aid . . . to Enemy' Words
One of the most combative Republicans in the House was without floor-speaking privileges after charging that President Bill Clinton gave "aid and comfort to the enemy" during the Vietnam War.Rep. Robert Dornan of California refused to apologize for the...
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Clinton's Audience: Numb and Number
If it's not too early, I would like to suggest candidates for President Bill Clinton's box at his next State of the Union address.Surely, he owes the poor overflow of the diplomatic corps that huddled in the aisle not just for the entire 82 minutes of...
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Clinton Vows to Be Steadfast in Push on Minimum Wage
President Bill Clinton rejected suggestions Thursday that he was unwilling to fight for an increase in the minimum wage.Meanwhile, the White House opened talks with congressional Democrats on how to win passage."I'm going to push very hard for it," Clinton...
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Combs Brushes Up on Playing, Helps Mu Brush off Colorado
For the measly limelight he had enjoyed at the University of Missouri, freshman Scott "Fine Tooth" Combs was virtually anonymous through 16 games. He'd contributed 30 minutes and eight points, and seemed entrenched on the bench."I always go down toward...
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Committee Oks Pay Raise for City Police
After a sometimes rancorous debate Thursday, an aldermanic committee voted narrowly to apply one-sixth of a $7.3 million capital-spending bill to police pay raises.The move would allow the Police Department to shift its own capital fund and provide a...
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Cool & Unusual
Mama Lucia: Everyone knows Georgia Frontiere had seven husbands. But what do we know of her mother, other than that she had only one?Decades before Frontiere began tempting us with a football team, her mother, Lucia Pamela, was winning local beauty contests...
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Council's Revised Budget Trims Plan by $700,000
The St. Charles County Council has cut $700,000 from a budget proposed earlier this month by County Executive Joe Ortwerth.Ortwerth describes the revised budget as "tighter than a drum." He has been attending budget work sessions conducted by the County...
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County Prosecutor Wants Books Open on Violent Youths' Past
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch says the law has kept him in the dark about the background of a 15-year-old student accused of killing a teen-age girl, and he doesn't like it."I would love to know his background and his history,...
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Court Refuses to Delay Order in `Baby Richard' Case Lawyer for Biological Father: `End Legal Wrangling'
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday refused to delay its order that a nearly 4-year-old adopted boy be turned over immediately to the biological father who has never seen him.Also on Thursday, the biological father formally proposed a cooperative...
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Critical Mass: Minutemen Wail during the No.1 Waltz
Remember, now, that Arkansas basketball coach-puppeteer Nolan Richardson brainwashed his team into believing that it had been spat upon all last season. "No respect," they caterwauled, despite ample contradicting testimony:The Razorbacks were ranked...
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Dance St. Louis Gets Ex-Dancer as Director She Was Co-Founder of Joffrey II Dancers
The new executive director of Dance St. Louis will bring to the job something special - a career as a ballet dancer.She is Sally Brayley Bliss, the cofounder of New York's Joffrey II Dancers and for 16 years its artistic director.She couldn't be happier....
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Death at School: A '90S Theory for Immoral Behavior
THE YOUNG AND PRETTY television reporter, a creature of the '90s, asked Florissant Police Chief Robert Lowery a question at the chief's press conference Wednesday afternoon.She wanted to know if the chief thought a murder at McCluer North High School...
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Don't Expect the Chargers to Sing like Joe & the Jets
What they should do every time there's an apparent Super Bowl mismatch is parade a John Elway or Jim Kelly in front of the skeptics and have those victims reaffirm that, while the race isn't always to the swift or the battle to the strong, there's a...
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Expansion Rivals Eager to Take on St. Louis Again
Two of St. Louis' former expansion rivals, Carolina and Jacksonville, are looking forward to continuing that rivalry on the field next season in the National Football League.Carolina owner Jerry Richardson and Jacksonville owner J. Wayne Weaver both...
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Father and Son Reunion
The time has come for "John and Jane Doe," the adoptive parents of "Baby Richard," to obey the rulings of the Illinois Supreme Court and return the boy to his biological father, Otakar Kirchner. For the second time in less than year, the court has ordered...
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Flight Insurance as Good as Odds on the Lottery
It's a grisly but consistent statistic: For two weeks after an airliner crash, nationwide sales of flight insurance rise 10 percent to 15 percent as nervous travelers seek greater protection.That despite the odds of dying in a plane crash being quite...
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Former Education Officials Say Department Is Expendable
Two former secretaries of education recommended Thursday that Congress abolish the Department of Education, arguing that it hampers state and local efforts to improve schools.But Lamar Alexander and William Bennett encountered opposition to their recommendation...
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Free Throws Help UCLA Stop Stanford
Ed O'Bannon scored 23 points Thursday night for No. 4 UCLA, which made six foul shots in the last 81 seconds to escape with a 77-74 victory over Stanford in Los Angeles.Stanford's Dion Cross missed a 3-pointer as time expired.The Bruins improved to 12-1...
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From Kobe to St. Louis
More than 5,000 people are known to have died in the Kobe earthquake in central Japan; 300,000 are homeless. People who live on tectonic fault lines around the world can learn a few things about preparation for, survival of and recovery from earthquakes....
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Gac Championship Showcase Set
The Gateway Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament officially begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles High. Unofficially, it began Wednesday night.That's when the league's coaches met to seed the tournament."In a tournament as competitive as this...
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Golf Pro/manager Hired for Opening of Hawk Ridge Club
Chris Crabtree will be moving from well-known Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indianapolis to become head golf professional and manager at the new Hawk Ridge Golf Club in Lake Saint Louis.The new head pro will arrive at Hawk Ridge early next month to begin...
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Gop Defends Own against Own
Republican leaders in St. Charles County are defending County Executive Joe Ortwerth against criticism by a fellow Republican of Ortwerth's original budget proposal for 1995.The critic is Paul O. Schnare, a member in 1991 and 1992 of the former County...
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Green Space: Forest Park Attractions Outline Wish Lists
The five big institutions in Forest Park want to either get bigger or better.And the Missouri Botanical Garden, located outside the park, is eyeing a park project as well.The garden says it might help the city operate the Jewel Box floral house.The proposals...
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Gunman Kills 2 near U. of North Carolina Law Student Fires Randomly with Rifle until Ex-Marine Tackles Him for Police
A law student opened fire with an M-1 rifle near the University of North Carolina on Thursday, killing two people and wounding a police officer before an ex-Marine tackled him.The gunman, identified as Wendell Williamson, 26, began shooting randomly...
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Gunman Kills 2 near U. of North Carolina Man Fires Rifle at Vehicles, Passers-By until Ex-Marine Tackles Him for Police
A gunman walked through downtown Chapel Hill on Thursday, shooting people and cars as he encountered them.He killed two people and wounded two before he was wounded and captured. He was not immediately identified. He is about 25 years old. Police have...
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Healthy Start Seen for New Department New Director Says He's Worked 30 Years to Prepare for Post
The director of the newly created health department in Madison County says he has spent 30 years getting the experience needed to build the operation.The director - Donald R. Brannon, 50, of Smithton - assumes the post Feb. 21 and vows to make the long-awaited...
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House Declares: `Pay as You Go!' Gop Majority Wins Vote for Balanced-Budget Amendment
The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to add a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, making good on a key promise in the Republican's Contract with America.By a vote of 300-132, the House sent the measure to the Senate, where it is expected...
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House Oks Balanced-Budget Amendment
In a triumph for the new Republican majority, the House approved Thursday night a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution designed to eliminate federal deficits.The vote of 300-132 was a dozen more than the two-thirds majority needed to send the...
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Howell North, Pattonville to Tangle for Title Tonight in Zumwalt North Tourney
The stage is set for the title game of the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational, and it should be a great one.Francis Howell North, ranked No. 14 in the latest Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, will take on No. 16 Pattonville for the championship tonight...
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Illinois House Passes First Two Bills
Republicans showed Thursday they now rule the House by ramming through two key elements of their agenda.With his party in control for the first time in 12 years, Speaker Lee A. Daniels, R-Elmhurst, saw legislators pass property tax caps for Cook County...
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Joseph's Agent to Open Talks with Blues
First Esa Tikkanen, then Al MacInnis, then Donald Dufresne. Seemingly, every player that emerged from the Blues' locker room stopped to talk to Don Meehan.But hockey's busiest player agent spent the most time talking to client Curtis Joseph.Joseph, considered...
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Jury near Deadlock Results in Probation for Assault
After a jury approached deadlock, Circuit Judge Lucy Rauch accepted a plea bargain and found a 23-year-old man guilty of felony sodomy.Rauch gave Christopher Fox a five-year suspended sentence and placed him on probation. Fox will be required to undergo...
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Kiel-Ed Over: Blues Win Hull's Two Goals Beat Kings 3-1, Delight 20,282 at Home Opener
There was pizzazz, with laser lights. There were pyrotechnics, with pregame fireworks. There was surprise, with the unexpected introduction of Brendan Shanahan in the starting lineup. And there was suspense, with the curious absence of Craig Janney from...
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Kplr's Switch to Hockey Leaves Hoops Fans Howling
KPLR angered some viewers Thursday night by cutting away from the conclusion of the University of Missouri basketball game to show the beginning of the Blues' game, their first at Kiel Center.Max Lummis, Channel 11 chief operating officer, could not...
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Le Jazz Honest Vanessa Rubin Brings Herself to Her Songs
QUITE A FEW jazz performers talk about honesty in relation to the music. But what does that mean? How does a musician bring a quality like honesty to bear on music?Vocalist Vanessa Rubin, who is appearing at Just Jazz, talks about striving for "honesty"...
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Maiden Voyage Sigourney Weaver Finally Feels Vindicated as an Actress
It should have happened in 1984, when she received a Tony nomination for her Broadway stage performance in "Hurlyburly."It should have happened in 1986, when her work in "Aliens" netted her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, or in 1988, when she received...
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Many Judges Fault Ito's Trial Work They Assail Threaten-Then-Relent Style
IF SUPERIOR COURT Judge Lance Ito were a figure skater, his peers would give his performance in the O.J. Simpson double murder case high marks for technical merit and low scores for artistic style.So far, according to some current and former judges interviewed...
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Methodists Offering Seasonal Spice at Church's Annual Chili Cook-Off
Chili! A Texas dish that one Mexican dictionary described as "a detestable food with a false Mexican title sold in the U.S. from Texas to New York."Chili made its way from Texas to the Midwest at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Chili is still called...
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Mild Weather Melts Profit at Laclede Gas
Unusually mild weather provoked a 23 percent drop in first-quarter profit, Laclede Gas Co. said Thursday.Laclede said the average temperature in its service area for the October-December period was the second highest in this century. The weather was...
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Morality Tale, Told Relentlessly
"DEATH AND THE MAIDEN" Rating: R, violence, language. Running time: 1:42.</P><P>`REVENGE is sweet."</P><P>That's the way most of us remember the aphorism, but time has stripped away the poetic paradox of the original statement....
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Morning Briefing
Not Wellcome: Drugmaker Shuns Glaxo PLC's Bid</P><P>Glaxo PLC's $14.24 billion bid for Wellcome PLC would be the most expensive buyout ever in the pharmaceutical business, but Wellcome said Thursday the price is too low.</P><P>Wellcome...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
If the peerless nosticators of prog are correct Sunday and the 49ers do pull the plug early on the Chargers, there are bound to be some hapless hosts at the surfeit of Super Bowl parties. Not to fret. GREG COTE, the Miami Herald's answer to MARTHA STEWART,...
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National Customer Makes a Plea to Bosley
KATHERINE HEINZE has some advice for Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.: "Don't let Schnucks close any National stores in the city."Heinze is worried about Schnuck Markets' decision to buy 57 National supermarkets and to close some of them. If the Federal Trade...
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New Assistant Fire Chiefs Part of Force Expansion
The St. Peters Fire Protection District has begun an expansion that could increase its firefighting force by more than 30 percent by the summer of 1996.Two assistant fire chiefs, one a newly hired employee and the other a firefighter promoted from the...
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New Million-Gallon Water Tower Going Up
Within the next few months, a new million-gallon water tower topped by a radio tower will rise over Wentzville.The water tower, the city's fourth, will accommodate the area's expanding population, and the radio tower will serve St. Charles County Alarm...
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`No Magic Wand' on School Violence Conference in Chicago Looks for Answers
Parents, teachers, students and law officers must work together closely to develop lasting plans to stop school violence, participants in a statewide meeting on the topic agreed Thursday."Everyone here, in my opinion, has a vital role to play in this...
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Not Just a Game Lessons on, off Field Marked Life of Coach
It was almost like the first rite of spring at McNair Park, watching Jim Schneider and his girls throwing and catching softballs on a patch of green.Others had to wait for field permits to begin practicing for the St. Charles Jr. Softball/Baseball Association...
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No Wall of Fame for Clay
One minor casualty of the Republican takeover of Congress is a portrait of Rep. William L. Clay, D-St. Louis, that is now hanging in limbo.Clay had planned to step down as chairman of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee, anticipating that...
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Obituary
James M. O'Connor James M. O'Connor, 83, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (Jan. 25, 1995) at his home in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. O'Connor was a St. Louis police officer for 34 years before he retired in 1967 as a patrolman.</P><P>A...
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O.J. Simpson's Defense Is Deceiving Jurors with Witnesses Who
O.J. Simpson's defense is deceiving jurors with witnesses who include "heroin addicts, thieves, felons . . . and a court-certified pathological liar," prosecutors asserted Thursday in requesting a delay and a chance to offer a new opening statement.Superior...
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One Too Many Trips to the Oratorical Buffet
Marshall McLuhan said the medium is the message. If so, Bill Clinton's medium was his State of the Union address and its message was that he still lacks discipline. In an incredible one hour and 22 minutes, he managed to obscure his themes, trample on...
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Painters Picketing at Airport Marriott
LABOR WOES: Painters District Council 2 has thrown up "substandard wage picketing" in front of the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel. James E. Engel, biz rep of the union, has alerted the hotel and Rep. Richard Gephardt that he's angry over the hotel's...
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People
Actor BOBBY HOSEA wants everybody to get one point clear: Even though he plays O.J. SIMPSON in a TV movie, he has no idea whether O.J. is guilty.Says Hosea, "People have the nerve to ask me, `Well, did he do it?' I'm like, `Whaddya mean?'"I mean, the...
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Persistent Detective Solves School Arson Mystery
A detective's perseverance paid off Wednesday with the arrest of a teen-ager accused of setting the fire that destroyed the St. Mary's High School gymnasium in September 1992.Police picked up a 17-year-old suspect Wednesday night thanks to leads developed...
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Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Cortez L. Easterwood, 16, certified recently to face...
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Portland Overpowers Pistons
Clyde Drexler, the subject of persistent trade rumors, scored 13 points and sat out the final 16 minutes as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 106-89 Thursday night.Rob Strickland had 15 points and seven assists and Clifford Robinson...
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Prestigious Summit Brass Sparks Crowd's Interest
USUALLY appearing on the Sheldon concert stage are small chamber groups or solos, which are well suited for the Sheldon's intimate acoustics. But Wednesday night, the stage was full with 14 brass players (and percussion on the floor, flanking both sides)....
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Prison Capacity Will Hit the Wall in '96, Chief Warns House Panel
Illinois' already crowded prisons should reach "absolute" capacity in May 1996, the state's prison director warned Thursday even as Attorney General Jim Ryan urged tougher criminal sentences."We are very near the limit of our ability to manage any additional...
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Push to Repeal Ban on Weapons Is Delayed
The National Rifle Association has struck a deal with House Speaker Newt Gingrich that appears likely to postpone until spring a clash over repealing the new ban on assault-style firearms.Word of the deal was reported Thursday as the White House warned...
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Rangers Hitting Booby Traps in Early Going
Defending the Stanley Cup championship, the New York Rangers are finding out, could be tougher than winning it."Every goalie has been on his game the first four games and every team has come in pumped up for us," Rangers defenseman Jay Wells said following...
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Real Estate Agent Gains Yardage in Simpson Case
While Marcia Clark tries to slam the jail door on O.J. Simpson, she is unwittingly opening doors for a local woman with the same name.Our Marcia Clark, 46, sells real estate for Gundaker Realtors at 68 Charleston Square, in the Harvester area of St....
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Remembering Victims of the Holocaust
A few years ago, a prominent Holocaust survivor in Los Angeles told me that he took exception to the recent trend of Holocaust remembrances where the focus is on heroic individuals such as Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg. His point was not that...
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Rights Panel Drops Bias Case against Vickers
The Missouri Human Rights Commission has closed the book on allegations that a black St. Louis civil rights attorney discriminated against a white employee.The complaint against Eric Vickers was filed more than four years ago. The commission dropped...
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Sampras, Agassi to Square off in Final Defending Champion Needs `Only' Four Sets to Earn a Return to Final
A phone rang as Pete Sampras, all smiles now, spoke of his aching muscles, his creaking joints and the special quality of his gutsy run to the Australian Open final."It's the president!" Sampras said jokingly. "Tell him I'll call him back."For the first...
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Senate Karaoke Versatile Ashcroft Sings for Press Club Supper
Sen. John Ashcroft didn't let a technical glitch prevent him from performing at the Washington Press Club Foundation's annual Salute to Congress.Ashcroft, who once made records as a gospel singer, had composed new lyrics to the "Rocky Top" tune and had...
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She Advises Taking Health into Your Own Hands
Dear Abby: Thank you for furthering the education of your readers regarding the necessity of breast self-examinations.I am 37 years old, with no history of breast cancer. Upon feeling a lump in my breast a year and a half ago, I went to my OB/GYN doctor....
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Should U.S. Lift Arms Embargo?
Washington's direct negotiation with Bosnia's Serb leaders is no more likely to settle the war than any of the earlier Western capitulations to the Serbs. It is time to take seriously Congress' determination to unilaterally lift the arms embargo on...
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Shrink Government to Reduce Deficit
Balancing the federal budget has become the political mantra of the '90s. The Contract With America makes it a political priority for Republicans. Not to be outdone, an increasing number of Democrats are warming to the idea of achieving fiscal responsibility....
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Simpson Defense Is Underhanded, Prosecutors Charge Witnesses Denounced as Liars and Thieves
O.J. Simpson's defense is deceiving jurors with witnesses who include "heroin addicts, thieves, felons . . . and a court-certified pathological liar," prosecutors asserted Thursday in requesting a delay and a chance to offer a new opening statement.Superior...
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Slayer Dark Side of Divine
SLAYER: The name instantly carries a certain brutal image. You know, loud, wailing guitars, thundering rhythms, a singer who likes to scream lyrics. Speed metal at its most intense. Songs about Satan, death, dismemberment and other equally light subjects....
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Spleen Shrinks; Shanahan Plays
The record crowd of Blues fans came to new Kiel Center expecting to see half of the Shanny-Janney scoring duo.Brendan Shanahan, shelved by a virus that had enlarged his spleen, was supposed to be up on blocks. He had practiced briefly with the Blues...
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Sports Shorts
Politicians Turn Up Pressure On Baseball</P><P>President Bill Clinton set a Feb. 6 deadline for progress to settle the baseball strike, and the U.S. Senate called a new hearing on the sport's antitrust exemption. Both moves came Thursday.</P><P>Clinton...
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Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY Date Night at the Symphony: Hey, don't knock it, it's better than the grocery produce section. There you get to listen to Musak, here you get to listen to Beethoven's "Symphony No. 3."...
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Suede Chain: Best of Two Worlds and Complexity, Too
SOME ROCK BANDS have the ability to roar, to create a rumbling, menacing blast of dark, thick sounds, to conjure up images of the three witches of "Macbeth" stirring their bubbling cauldrons. Some rock bands have the ability to sound lighthearted, playful,...
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`Sunrise' Director Talks a Good Film
`THE PEOPLE here are total slackers, all of them," film director Richard Linklater says of the people in Austria's capital, the setting of his new movie, "Before Sunrise," which opens today."They sit around in cafes all day and talk and don't do a whole...
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Survivor Back to Thank His Rescuers
Two weeks after Gary Greene collapsed on the job at Lindenwood College, he had an emotional reunion with the people who brought him back to life."Without these people, I wouldn't be here today," said Greene, 42, chief development director at the college.The...
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Third Howell-Howell North Showdown Saturday
The stage is set for the final regular-season showdown between the Francis Howell and Francis Howell North teams of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association."The coaches from both teams have talked about it and we've decided this time there won't be any...
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This Time, Obituary for the Battleship Is for Keeps
WORD THAT the Navy has struck the world's last four battleships from its rolls has unleashed a wave of nostalgia.But the emotion among Marines has nothing of nostalgia in it. Instead, Marines fret that the Navy is giving up the last of its big guns.Naval...
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