St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 8, 1995

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4 on Loser's List of Dead Voters Are `Very Much Alive'
Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey released the names of 37 dead people who she said voted in the Maryland governor's election that she lost.But a spot check of her list found at least four still among the living - including two who said they voted for her."I'm...
Abortion Targets Abound Reporters, Police Officers Feel Wrath of Activists
Landlords, journalists and police officers and are among people being harassed and stalked by radical anti-abortionists.Much of the harassment involves nasty phone calls and mail at home and at the office.Reporter Kathy Reakes of the Florida Today paper...
A Change of Scenery
The dinner crowd at Benedetto's Ristorante one night last July seemed like any other, with only a slight difference."Jack Quinn called and requested reservations for 10," said Benedetto Buzzetta. Quinn, team president of the St. Louis Blues, is a regular...
Advice to the Newt Dealers: Wake Up to Reality
Two years ago, amidst inaugural hoo-hah, the Clintonites puffed themselves up and lurched leftward. Now, reveling in quasi-inaugural media hype, the Newt Dealers are marching in the opposite direction in a state of similar certitude.If conservatives...
A Generation Full of Worry and Hope
A FEW HOURS after dark on New Year's Eve, I drove west into Park City, Utah. The lights on the ski runs ahead, shining fragilely out of the blackness, gave the scene an unnatural, eerie quality. Somewhere up on that mountain was my boy Tom.He is 12,...
Al Unser Jr. Is Driven to Equal His Indycar Success of 1994
Clearly, success has spoiled reigning IndyCar Series champion Al Unser Jr.You should have heard him, before his Mercedes-Benz photo shoot Wednesday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, when asked what he got for Christmas. No, not...
Ambulance Chief Swiped Drugs but Kept Job He Tainted Syringes, Sent Them for Use on Patients
David A. Veanes says he fed a drug habit for 10 weeks with morphine and Demerol he took from four ambulance districts he directs in the Missouri Ozarks.He says that two years ago he drained 100 syringes of narcotics, at times covering his actions by...
An Optimistic View from the Wheelchair
"WHEN BILLY BROKE HIS HEAD AND OTHER TALES OF WONDER"No MPAA rating. Running time: 56 minutes.BILLY GOLFUS lets you know exactly what you are in store for in this irresistibly cantankerous documentary about disabled people. He says early on:"I went...
Another Tough Recovery for Jockey Julie Krone
Growing up in rural Benton Harbor, Mich., Julie Krone started competing at young age, but it wasn't always on the race track."Who has the biggest onion? Whose goat has the best udder?" Krone recalled.That sense of competition was never stronger in the...
Aquatic Threat New Research Blames Pesticides for Demise of Frogs, Amphibians
Scientists may have found another smoking gun in one of the great international intrigues of modern biology.In the case of the worldwide disappearance of frogs and other amphibians, the new prime suspect is pesticides, researchers reported here Saturday.For...
At Auschwitz, the Debate Is How to Remember a Horror
ALMOST half a century has passed since the Soviet Army arrived at the gates of Auschwitz on Jan. 27, 1945, and the world first glimpsed the incomprehensible evil of the European Holocaust.Today, as officials make preparations for the semicentennial of...
Autism: Subject Close to Marino's Heart
Dan Marino has fame, fortune and a son with autism. Even No. 13 gets an unlucky break sometimes.On Thursday, the Miami Dolphins quarterback paused in his preparations for Sunday's playoff game at San Diego to talk about his 6-year-old son, Michael."Life...
Bags of Money from Drugs Draw Interest of Prosecutors
On June 20, a team of FBI agents watched as a man and woman drove up to a Citibank branch in the Bronx in a white Ford Bronco. The two walked into the bank carrying a bulky plastic bag and a shopping bag containing a large heavy box. They came out minutes...
Belichick Not Popular, but Winning for Browns
Now stepping up to the NFL karaoke machine and belting out a few bars of "My Way," the dedicated but dour, self-assured but oft-misunderstood head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Mr. Bill Belichick."My job is to win. I'm not worried about popularity contests...
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM LEFT UNTREATED, LEARNING DISABILITIES CAN EXACT AN ERNORMOUS TOLL ON SOCIETY Series: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM FIRST OF THREE PARTS
LONNIE is 15 1/2 and failing. Failing in school, failing in life.He shouldn't be.Psychological tests show Lonnie is of average intelligence - actually, a bit above. But he's reading and writing on a fourth-grade level. His math skills aren't much...
Billikens Need Support of Fans - Not Babying
Thursday night, St. Louis U.'s Billikens played a timid game against UMass, were fortunate to escape the beating with a six-point loss, and Billikens fans couldn't believe that certain members of the media - OK, me - would be so rude as to actually state...
Bills Get a Breather vs. Blazers Slu Turns Tables on Old Nemesis 81-56
The Billikens never had to scrape Alabama-Birmingham footprints off their foreheads Saturday. They never had to huff and puff on their Stairmaster while UAB ran laps around them. In fact, St. Louis University's basketball team never even felt the hot...
Bond Battle Investors' Stance Vexing to Twa
Professional investors pushing for big returns pose the main challenge to Trans World Airlines Inc.'s financial restructuring.The investors want to profit from the conversion of $225 million in TWA notes they now hold to new debt securities and stock.A...
Born out of Wedlock, Woman Aids Fatherless Children
Having been conceived when her mother was raped by a distant relative has given Diane Burkhard a cause.She wants to change laws in Florida and other states so that illegitimate children can get the same share of their fathers' inheritance as those born...
Boston's Cooper Seems out of Reach for Cards
Although Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty hasn't heard it officially, he apparently can cross Boston third baseman Scott Cooper off his wish list.Word from Boston is that Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette thinks he can fill his outfield void...
Boy Who Killed 4 Had `Bad Day'
Dear Ann Landers: I don't know how else to put this, so I will come right out and say it: Our justice system stinks. What follows happened in Union, Ky.A 17-year-old student shot and killed his parents and two sisters (ages 14 and 12). He then took his...
Briefs
NATION GEORGIA Gingrich Reassures The Disabled</P><P>House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Saturday tried to reassure parents of handicapped children that they will not suffer from GOP spending cuts.</P><P>Speaking in Marietta,...
Bullets' Cheaney Struggles to Adjust
It isn't that people don't warn you, it's that they can only warn you.You know your name can swirl in trade rumors. You know a good friend can be traded and your team made over without your consent. You know injuries to others can create more opportunity,...
Business Muscles in on Frequent Flyer Bonuses
IT MAY NOT BE long before many business travelers will be looking back on frequent-flier bonuses as pie in the sky. More and more employers are cutting themselves in on the action.While the companies may have taken a dim view of the free air-mileage...
But St. Croix Is the Sportier, Quieter Hideaway
AND ON THE seventh day, God created the Caribbean.I am contemplating this divine creation from the back of Big Beard's Renegade, a 42-foot, glass-bottom catamaran. Capt. Morris Simpson has dropped anchor off Buck Island at Turtle Beach, one of the main...
Camdenton Boasts (Quietly) of Famous Cave, Ha Ha Tonka Ruin
CAMDENTON GETS the business but not much press. That's because it's a near-neighbor of Lake of the Ozarks, but lacks many of the fancier attractions of the other cities near the lake.On the other hand, Camdenton can claim proximity to a famous cave,...
Can the Speaker Be a Statesman?
House Speaker Bob Griffin finally managed to hold on to his job, by the slimmest of margins. Now, Missourians will see whether he still has the power that goes along with it, and how he will use it.The combination of increased GOP strength in the Legislature,...
Carpet Waste Is Piling Up New Products from Recycling
In northwest Georgia, where most of the nation's carpet is made, there are tons of scrap, lint and other residue that just can't be swept under the rug.Most of it ends up in the Dalton-Whitfield County landfill, where piles of carpet waste stand two...
Changed Washington Challenges Lobbyists St. Louis Area Businesses Are Busy Boning Up
As winners, losers and worriers, the Washington front-line troops for St. Louis area businesses and governments are surveying the Republican conquest of Congress - and what it means back home.For Bryan Cave McPheeters and McRoberts, these are heady days....
Chargers QB Humphries Is Hoping to Stay Hot
Stan Humphries vs. Dan Marino won't generate near the hype that Marino vs. Joe Montana did last week.Still, San Diego's chances against the Miami Dolphins could ride on Humphries' right arm. And the Chargers' quarterback is on one of his good streaks...
Chechens Kill a Top Officer Russian Is Slain in Push to Seize Barraged Capital
Chechen rebels fought furiously Saturday under a hailstorm of shells and killed a top Russian commander.But some fighters clearly were growing nervous as Russia intensified its offensive on the breakaway republic.They ran furtively through the deserted...
Clinton, Gop Tax Cut Plans Miss the Mark
Republicans' zeal for handing out tax largesse to voters obviously exceeds their zeal for getting the government off the backs of the American people.That's the only conclusion one can draw from the tax proposals in their Contract With America, which...
College Football Coaching Picture (in Black & White)
When Rick Neuheisel was selected to succeed Bill McCartney as head coach of the Colorado football program, he viewed himself as fortunate considering that he had less experience than the other three candidates, all Colorado assistants. But Neuheisel's...
Conductor, Pianist Superb with Works by 2 Russians
Conductor James Conlon was to have made guest appearances with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall this weekend, but a severe case of tendinitis forced him to cancel only two days before the opening concert.In his place on the podium Friday...
Coping with the Peso's Plunge Area Firms Say Mexico Is Still Worth the Risk
Companies that said Mexico would be a long-term investment are getting a stern test of their principles and commitment.The sharp devaluation of the peso late last month and political unrest last year have rattled U.S. firms that sell products, build...
Death of Woman May Be Second Laid to Cold Weather Harsh Conditions Also Suspected in 3rd Fatality
Authorities were investigating on Saturday the death of a 75-year-old woman who collapsed while shoveling snow in front of her home 6 in St. Louis on Friday afternoon.If confirmed as a cold-related death, it would be at least the second here in the past...
Disheartened Party Has Many Voices
ONE DEMOCRAT, caustic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, says his job is to "shine the light where the Republicans don't want it to be shone."Another Democrat, liberal Rep. David Bonior of Michigan, calls the newly powerful Republicans the party of...
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE - AND PERSEVERANCE Series: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
WHEN Dr. Laura Hillman was in her fourth year of medical school, her professor in a neurology class asked her to write something on the blackboard that included the word "aneurysm." To her chagrin, she couldn't spell it.The teacher was fascinated."Do...
Doctors Push `Single-Payer' Plan Missouri Group Now Numbers 50, Says Support Is Growing
Reports of the death of health care reform are greatly exaggerated - at least in Missouri, says Dr. Carole P. McArthur.McArthur, an immunologist in Kansas City, leads a group of Missouri doctors pushing hard for a health-care system run by the government....
Dog Bytes: Technology Finds Lost Pets Computer Chips Implanted beneath Skin Provide Ids
Murdoch, part collie and part adventurer, got out of Jane Schuepfer's back yard in Lemay last month, just five weeks after Schuepfer adopted her."I didn't think I'd ever see her again," said Schuepfer, a patient accounts representative at Deaconess...
Drama's a Lemon; Thriller's Forgettable
JOBETH WILLIAMS makes lemonade, and then life hands her a lemon, in "A Season of Hope" (8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 4), a disappointing "Hallmark Hall of Fame" drama about citrus farming, fishing and family feuds.Williams is Elizabeth Hackett, a reluctant...
Driving into Mexico Just Got a Lot Easier; Booklet Explains How
TO SPEED AMERICAN motorists' entry into Mexico, the Ministry of Tourism has streamlined paperwork and printed a new, free brochure of guidelines.If you're driving more than 15 miles into Mexico, you must have the vehicle's title and registration, a driver's...
Effects of Scoliosis Can Be Reasonably Mild
Dear Dr. Donohue: About eight months ago, I learned I have scoliosis. Because of my age, 26, my doctor says not much can be done to correct things. He did not seem too concerned about it in general. However, I have been experiencing frequent and severe...
Elvis the Ageless the King Would Have Turned 60 on Sunday
HIS HIPS, his lips and the rest of him down to his fingertips.Ask Elvis Presley fan Sandy Kyman of suburban Palmdale what she finds so fascinating, so enduring about The King and get a one-word answer: "Everything.""His voice, charisma, looks. It's a...
End Incentives for Teen-Age Parents
The American people have reached a consensus about welfare, and that consensus has penetrated even Washington: It is time to end welfare as we know it. The new Congress has a historic opportunity to restructure the welfare system so that it encourages...
Eternally Grateful Rome's Charms Are Both Monumental and Intimate
AS I'VE GROWN older, cities - big, sprawling, busy cities - have lost much of their appeal. A perfect vacation is one spent away from the city, safely ensconced in a small, preferably quaint, town surrounded by great natural beauty.That's why I hadn't...
Ethics and Connie Chung
I JUST GOT BACK from the post office, where I mailed a "thank you" note to Connie Chung.Thanks to her, my job as a journalist just got harder.It's not as if it was so easy before.Let's face it: I don't work in America's favorite profession.Surveys generally...
Even Simple Meat 'N' Potatoes Fare Requires Precise Tools
MEAT AND POTATOES people - Miss Manners trusts that such sensible folk will never stoop to calling their fare Meat 'n' Potatoes - do not consider that they need bother about etiquette.This is not necessarily the opinion of the people who eat opposite...
Fashion Police Real Cops Don't Wear Plain Clothes
HERE'S WHAT real cops wear.This is about true fuzz fashion. What police officers put on when their assignment means so-called plainclothes. What fashion dictates move them.This is not the calculated costuming you see on television police shows, "NYPD...
FCC Is Considering Fade-Free Radio
For the weary road warrior, it's an all too familiar experience: clicking from station to station on your car radio as you lose signals.But the day may be near when your favorite radio programs go where you go.Federal regulators are considering proposals...
First Night Was Good Night
A PLUS for the beginning of the New Year: It was nice to see First Night come around again - in some ways more and in some ways less rewarding than the 1991 and 1992 editions, but overall a nifty evening of fun and frivolity that brought a lot of style...
Florida May Become Next Battleground over Illegal Immigrants
CALIFORNIA'S SWEEPING law against undocumented immigrants seems only a d istant threat to farm workers in Florida's citrus and vegetable belts, where foreign pickers often outnumber local residents."I just can't imagine Florida doing anything like that,"...
`Freshman Standards' Still Fightin' Words at NCAA Meeting
Twelve controversial years after college presidents first met to set freshman academic requirements, the National Collegiate Athletic Association is wrestling with the same issue in the same town.Many arguments expected to be heard during the NCAA's...
Gephardt and Democrats Seek Way to Reconnect with the Middle Class
THE GOOD NEWS for Richard A. Gephardt and the House Democratic leadership this week was that it's now much easier to unify their members on its legislation in the new Congress.Their bad news is that almost none of it will pass.Moving from the driver's...
Goose Hunt Not Par for Golf Course
Yielding to protests from animal rights groups and traditional hunters, directors of a golf course in Alabama overrun with Canada geese called off a hunt scheduled this week.On Thursday night, directors of the Goosepond Colony golf course in Scottsboro,...
Griffin Battle: Bad Government Gets Green Light
JIM MURPHY looked like a stricken man Thursday morning. He stood next to his desk, his arms folded, an anguished expression glued to his face. He was waiting to push the green button, which, in this instance, stood for Bad Government.All around Murphy,...
Hearsay versus History Questionable Reporting Hampers Well-Written Book
ON THE EDGEThe Clinton PresidencyBy Elizabeth Drew462 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24GUNSHOTS and other attempted assaults on the White House have made headlines in recent weeks. That President Bill Clinton should be the object of violent acts is probably...
Highmark Back on the Mark against Blazers
St. Louis U.'s Scott Highmark called himself "non-existent for 34 minutes" of Thursday's loss to Massachusetts. He scored all 12 of his points in the final six minutes.He looked quite different Saturday in SLU's 81-56 victory over Alabama-Birmingham.Highmark...
Holmes' 26 Help Siue Cruise 104-89
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's Jason Holmes scored 26 points and four teammates hit double figures as the Cougars defeated Indiana University-Purdue University 104-89 Saturday night at the Vadalabene Center.Larren Mosby added 19 points for...
Horsing around in Lexington, Ky
Q. A sports column some time ago mentioned that the fine race horse John Henry could be seen at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Can you tell me more?A. At the Kentucky Horse Park, you can see not only John Henry, the horse that won more than...
I Am (Almost) a Camera the St. Louis of Thomas Easterly
At a time when photographic images surround us - when we are able to see and experience everything from the darkest corners of the insides of our bodies to galaxies beyond galaxies - it is almost impossible to imagine a world without photographs.But...
Illini Skip Humble Pie, Have Cupcake at Northwestern
Twice in its previous three visits here, the University of Illinois basketball team had been force-fed some humble pie by a Northwestern five that traditionally had been more Mildcat than Wildcat.Included was an 11-point thrashing last year, Northwestern's...
Indiana Survives Wisconsin Scare
Brian Evans didn't like the view from the bench, so on Saturday night he made sure he wouldn't have to go back.Evans, who sat out the second half of Wednesday's loss to Iowa, had 26 points and 10 rebounds at Indiana as the Hoosiers beat Wisconsin 73-70...
In Texas, They Feel the Sting
Normally, say merchants at upscale North Star Mall, the week after New Year's is packed with urbane Mexicans who land at the nearby airport, stay at posh hotels and hop courtesy shuttle vans to the mall for 10-hour shopping binges."They're usually my...
Iowa State Mistakes Costly at Colorado
Donnie Boyce scored 21 points to lead unranked Colorado to a 71-57 upset over a cold-shooting, turnover-prone No. 16 Iowa State in Big Eight Conference play Saturday night.The Colorado upset snapped the Cyclones' nine-game winning streak. It was the...
Is NASCAR Racing Growing in the Right Direction?
Stock-car racing has long been defined by beer, Southern drawls and short tracks. But could NASCAR racing be moving out of its boundaries?Could wine and cheese replace beer and barbecue at NASCAR tracks?Plans for tracks are popping up in untapped markets...
Is Snowplow Hockey Up Your Alley?
THE PROBLEM with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter. Winter is both cold AND slippery, which means that if you engage in a typical winter sport such as skiing, you could easily wind up freezing in some...
Ivey Leaguer Talent and Intelligence Put Cor Jesu Star in Elite Class
Moments before tipoff Thursday night, Missouri's top-ranked high school girls basketball team, Cor Jesu Academy, is huddled in the locker room. The Chargers are absorbing last-minute instructions from coach Gary Glasscock.Or at least they're supposed...
Japanese Baseball: It's Nice and Simple
Here is the way it works in Japan.There are no agents. This alone accounts for a lower crime rate.There is no salary cap, no arbitration, no revenue sharing, and no moving any of the 12 baseball franchises under cover of night to another city.The psychic...
Jungle Booked: Gondolas Give Tourists Bird's-Eye View of Rain Forest
To sail through the rain forest canopy aboard biologist Donald Perry's aerial cable-car system is to see the jungle through the eyes of a wild bird.Perry and a group of investors have built what he calls the world's first jungle tram - whisking visitors...
`Karamazov' Premiere Bold and Intense
Four sons convinced they suffer for the sins of their father learn to live only after he dies - and in living, finally learn they never needed to suffer.That's my take after seeing Anthony Clarvoe's intriguing play "The Brothers Karamazov," which opened...
Kdnl Slow out the Gate in Sportscasting Derby
Anybody expecting to be blown away by Channel 30's venture into sportscasting probably still is standing.There's been nothing yet to merit a recommendation that the sports junkie dig the remote control out from under the cushion at about 9:25 p.m. and...
Local Elvis Celebrations
HAD the King of Rock 'n' Roll lived to see his 60th birthday, he might have wanted to mosey over to St. Louis to celebrate.His first stop: The Elvis Is Alive Museum in Wright City.Museum curator Bill Beeny has planned a buffet/sing-along beginning at...
Making Congress `Accountable' Will Cost Taxpayers
AS THEIR FIRST PIECE of legislation to be passed by the 104th Congress, House Republicans chose a measure whose symbolism, they hope, will resonate with the public even if it costs taxpayers in the long run.The "Congressional Accountability Act" removes...
Many Find Peace and Insight in Meditative Prayer
John Kotovsky prays in his office, closing his door and bowing his head.Jane McCarthy prays in her car, often as she drives to work on I-44 early in the morning.Sharon Plankenhorn prays almost anywhere, including the snowy bluffs of Peveley overlooking...
Master Composer Led Lyrical Life
IRVING BERLINA Daughter's MemoirBy Mary Ellin Barrett320 pages, Simon & Schuster, $23THREE quintessentially 20th-century American songs are "God Bless America," "White Christmas," and "Easter Parade," all written by Irving Berlin, who came to this country...
Military Units Here Seen as Threatened
Leaders of the Republican-controlled Congress have vowed to increase military spending. But the St. Louis Regional Commerce & Growth Association fears that escalating costs will dictate more cutbacks and sweeping reorganizations.These cutbacks could...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Political correctness has struck again.When Mercer hired BILLY HOLMES as its new women's basketball coach last year, he brought along assistant coach SYBIL BLALOCK, a former star at the school. Blalock suggested celebrating the program's 25th anniversary...
Murphy's Vote Dismays Abortion Foes, Too
Anti-abortion forces pushed hard this week trying to unseat Bob F. Griffin from his powerful perch as House speaker, which he has used to block anti-abortion legislation over the years.They fired off letters, worked the phones.When the vote for speaker...
Never Too Late St. Louis Woman Takes Second Accounting on Life
When Carol Caruthers turns 50 on July 4, she plans to throw a party and give every guest a second chance at something they once failed to do.For example, one woman who fell off the balance beam at a gymnastics competition hopes to perform her routine...
Nhl Makes New Offer, Sets Tuesday Deadline If Players Say No, Season Could Be Over
The National Hockey League board of governors voted 19-7 Saturday to reject the players' "final" proposal for a collective bargaining agreement, then dumped the fate of the season back into the players' zone.After a seven-hour meeting in New York, the...
Nicklaus Is Part of Mexican Golf Growth
How much value, perceived and/or real, is there in a famous name?The answer is blowing in the wind here in a rapidly developing area of Baja California, where Fonatur, a branch of the Mexican government created in 1968 to boost tourism, has spent a great...
Niners Count 10 on Bears Slugging San Francisco Flattens Chicago 44-15
Put down that Chablis. The San Francisco 49ers may be the team of choice for the wine-and-cheese set. But they no longer play that way.Gone is the button-down demeanor. The microchip precision. This is a team with swagger, a team with an attitude, a...
No Flats? Tiremakers Have Had Technology for Ages
Thumpeta, thumpeta, thumpeta . . .The familiar, sickening sound of a flat tire. Or maybe it's alarming, depending on the weather or the neighborhood. It promises skinned knuckles, run pantyhose, intemperate language. At best, a long wait for road service.You'd...
No Playoffs Please in College Fb
You know what I never hear?I never hear one of those college football national playoff whiners articulate why a Division I playoff is so important.Oh, yes, they rant about the injustice of it all. Poor little Penn State, 12-0, with a terrific coach,...
Numbers Game May Catch Up with Us
Happy New Year - you're a year older. If it's any consolation, you're not alone. Collectively, we are the oldest humans who have ever lived, and we are rapidly getting older.After thousands of years in which the age structure stayed constant - held...
O'liney's Stroke Returns, Gives Mizzou a Big Lift
So Paul O'Liney had made just six of his last 25 shots. His University of Missouri teammates weren't fazed."We knew Paul would get his stroke back," said MU's Julian Winfield, O'Liney's unofficial publicist. "He's the guy we're looking for."If O'Liney...
Onward and Upward: Memoir Links Tribe and Tradition
MANKILLERA Chief and Her People: An Autobiography by the Principal Chief of the Cherokee NationBy Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallie278 pages, St. Martin's, $13.95 softcover`MANKILLER." There is no getting around that name, which is a literal translation...
On Way to Super Bowl, Chiefs Shift into Reverse
The Kansas City Chiefs hoped to be Super Bowl-bound this season. Instead, they were super disappointments."Being 9-8 and losing in the first round of the playoffs is not a step forward," said Carl Peterson, team president and general manager. "This is...
Ordeal by Fire Man Will Testify in Arson Case Even after Beating
Unable to sleep, James Miller heard voices in the apartment next to his. Miller and other occupants of the four-family flat in the 2000 block of Maury Avenue would later have reason to bless his chronic insomnia."It's all ready to go," Miller heard a...
Ostertag Is Kansas's New King of the Blocked Shot
The record book says senior center Greg Ostertag became the most productive shot blocker in Kansas history with his fourth swat - career No. 201 - against East Tennessee State on Tuesday, but we'll really never know.The Jayhawks have kept that statistic...
Outdoor Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Goose hunting has been good in the four-county zone of Southern Illinois as the big birds flee cold weather and frozen ponds in eastern Wisconsin.</P><P>At last count on Jan. 1, some 343,850 Canadas were in Southern ...
Owners" Rosy Offer Could Have Players Seeing Red
Commissioner Gary Bettman and some of the National Hockey League owners made Saturday's counterproposal to the players sound too good to be true.There's no way the players can turn it down, they said. Our counterproposal addresses all their concerns,...
Packers Expect Cowboys to Exploit Size Advantage
NFL coaches work hard at arranging personnel to create individual mismatches with opponents. When they get one, they attack it with all the fervor of a wolf going for the jugular.The Dallas Cowboys found such a mismatch in their 42-31 victory over the...
Packers Hope to Cut Cowboys Down to Size
National Football League coaches work hard at arranging personnel to create individual mismatches with opponents. When they get one, they attack it with all the fervor of a wolf going for the jugular.The Dallas Cowboys found such a mismatch in their...
Packers Turn Defensive Focus on Emmitt Smith
When you look back to their last games, you wonder whether the Dallas Cowboys will actually handle the Green Bay Packers, as almost everyone expects, or whether the winners of the last two Super Bowls are running into a buzz saw.The Cowboys, who finished...
Pain vs. Fatigue: Ambush, Crunch Battle in Rematch Today at Kiel
The jet-lagged Cleveland Crunch has just returned from a tournament in Switzerland.The injury-burdened Ambush has been scrambling to find some healthy players.So, will these two National Professional Soccer League rivals be able to put their best foot...
Parody Is Glue-Gunning for Martha Stewart
FOR THOSE WHO just love Martha Stewart, and for those who've seen, heard and read more of this domestic queen than they can bear, there's a new publication both will adore."Is Martha Stuart Living?" (Southport Beach Productions, $9.95) is a parody of...
Patience Is Key, Study Shows Market Timing Only Worked 1.2 Pct. of Days
A University of Michigan professor may have come up with the best argument yet against market-timing, or trying to buy or sell stocks in anticipation of the market's next move.Professor H. Nejat Seyhun found that from 1963 to 1993, about 95 percent of...
PBS Looks at American Violence
SENSELESS acts of violent lawlessness have become not only commonplace but almost expected parts of everyday life in some cities in the United States.And as these violent acts spread to the heartland, the urban violence becomes even more heinous. Drive-by...