St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 7, 1993

2 Cubs, 2 Pirates Draw Suspensions, Fines
Aftershocks from their bean-and-brawl series this week with the Pittsburgh Pirates caught up with the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Busch Stadium.</P><P>Before the Cubs took the field to open a three-game set with the Cardinals, news arrived...
Albania: `Least-Developed' Nation
ALBANIA HAS no economy to speak of, an unemployment rate of about 40 percent, few public services and pervasive poverty of a degree not seen in Europe since World War II.The railroad no longer functions, and buses are rare. Albania never had an airline....
Alton Gets Water for Flushing Bottled Water, Distribution Points Still Needed for Drinking, Baths
The city of Alton responded with a welcome flush Friday as water began flowing through the pipes in town for the first time since Sunday.The water, with warnings to use it only for flushing toilets, had reached more than half of the 72,000 customers...
At Microphone, Plate, Reggie's a Real Blast
If it sounded on ESPN as though Reggie Jackson hammed it up with his Hall of Fame induction acceptance speech, please be advised that baseball's Mr. October was having his biggest moment as Mr. August - and he didn't strike out.Strikeout, you know, was...
Australian Study Links Death of Babies, Sleeping Position
Babies who sleep on their tummies face a greatly increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome if they are tightly wrapped in blankets, have colds or are placed on soft mattresses or in warm bedrooms, a study from Australia found.Many experts - although...
`Bare-Bones' Insurance Finds Few Takers
The insurance industry is no doubt disappointed that its "bare-bones" health insurance program is a failure. The fact that so many businesses and consumers have refused to buy these policies should be no surprise.The industry offered them mainly to counter...
Baseball Shouldn't Even Want to Stop the Fights
"Very pretty, colonel, but can they fight?"Donald Sutherland to Robert Ryan in "The Dirty Dozen"The Chicago Cubs seem a bit too delicate to have caused so great a ruckus against the Pittsburgh Pirates this week, what with managers and pitchers being...
Berkmeyer, Palozola Ready to Meet in Today's 36-Hole Matchup
The officials in the St. Louis Women's District Golf Association Championship couldn't have picked a better pair to compete for the championship flight title today.Barb Berkmeyer plays Maria Palozola in a 36-hole match play event on the west course at...
Black Lawyers Group Denies Plan to Boycott Thomas' Speech
A black lawyers' association in St. Louis that declined to co-sponsor a reception next month for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is neither planning to boycott the jurist's speech here nor trying to send a message of disapproval, says the...
Breakaways May Have Had Undersized Cables Barge Complex, Corps' Permit Appear at Odds
Two of the cables holding the Spirit of the River complex to shore before it broke away Sunday night may have been smaller than those required under the Army Corps of Engineers permit issued for the site in 1986.A comparison of the corps permit and a...
Brewers Wary over Border Truce
Although U.S. brewers are raising their glasses to the truce in their bitter "beer war" with Canada, they are keeping the celebration low-key."The key to this is going to be the implementation," said Chris Sortwell, senior vice president and chief financial...
Briefcase
ILLINOIS MINING Peabody Coal Recalls 190 In Pawnee, Ill.</P><P>Peabody Coal Co. has recalled about 190 workers to its No. 10 Mine near Pawnee, Ill., which will resume full operations Monday. The miners have been laid off since Feb....
Briefs
WORLD LEBANON Terrorist's Brother Goes To Beirut</P><P>Abbas Hamadi arrived in Beirut Friday after being granted early release from the German prison where he had served more than five years for kidnapping two Germans in an attempt...
Browning to Fight Charge
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning intends to prove that he had not smoked marijuana before a police officer arrested him for allegedly possessing the drug in his truck, his lawyer said Friday.A test done Friday as a result of Browning's July 29 arrest...
Browning to Fight Charge
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tom Browning intends to prove that he had not smoked marijuana when a police officer arrested him for allegedly possessing the drug in his truck, his lawyer said Friday.A test done Friday after Browning's July 29 arrest on the...
Buddies Kosar, Testaverde Are Rivals Again Ex-Hurricane Quarterbacks after Same Job with Browns
In 1983, Bernie Kosar and Vinny Testaverde dueled for the starting quarterback job at the University of Miami. Kosar won a heated battle, and the Hurricanes went on to win the national title.Ten years later, guess who Kosar has looking over his shoulder...
Budget Ambles Down Promise-Strewn Path
THE SIX-MONTH path leading to Friday's final vote on President Bill Clinton's deficit-reduction bill is strewn with promises made and promises broken.Gone is the broad-based energy tax that Clinton once called crucial. Long gone is a "stimulus" component...
Budget Plan Likely to Squek by Tie Would Let Gore Vote
Passage of President Bill Clinton's deficit-reduction plan apparently was assured Friday night when holdout Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., announced he would vote for it.Barring the unexpected shift of another senator, Kerrey's vote would produce a 50-50 split...
Budget Plan Squeaks by Senate Vote Gore Breaks 50-50 Deadlock
President Bill Clinton's sweeping economic program of tax increases and spending cuts narrowly cleared its last congressional hurdle Friday night when the Senate ended a six-month battle and approved it 51-50. Vice President Al Gore cast the tie-breaking...
Cards Steamroller Marlins 16-6
The wheels began falling off for the Florida Marlins here Wednesday night - and they stayed off.The Cardinals, doing what contending teams should do to expansion teams, routed the Marlins for the second successive night 16-6 Thursday at Busch Stadium....
Charging Zoeller Trails Mize by a Shot at Buick
Larry Mize finally made a bogey, on the last hole of the second round Friday, yet maintained a 1-stroke lead over late-charging Fuzzy Zoeller in the Buick Open.It was the only bogey of the tournament for Mize, who shot a 3-under-par 69 for a 36-hole...
Clark Oil Sues Inventor over Gasoline Claims
An inventor who said he could mix water with gasoline to produce a fuel that would double gas mileage and cut harmful emissions has duped a company linked to Clark Oil of $1.7 million, according a lawsuit filed Friday in St. Louis.The inventor, Rudolf...
Cleanup Looms for Victims Some Homes Are Likely to Be Uninhabitable
While towns downriver from St. Louis stacked more sandbags as a shield against the Mississippi River, some flood victims in the St. Louis area trudged into the second part of the disaster - getting ready to clean up.Water from the Mississippi and Missouri...
Clunker Buyout Is Boon for All Involved
State officials say they've learned how to get old, polluting cars off the road in a way that benefits the clunkers' owners and earns industries valuable pollution-reduction credits.The idea: Let major industrial polluters buy up aging autos at prices...
Coleman's Fate May Ride on Legal Points
The fine print of baseball's uniform major-league player contract and an arbitration precedent set by former major-league pitcher LaMarr Hoyt could determine outfielder Vince Coleman's future with the New York Mets.Coleman, currently on an unpaid leave...
Corps Aid Is Called Too Late Perry County Gets Rock for Its Levee
After turning back several pleas for help from county officials Thursday, the Army Corps of Engineers delivered two barge loads of rock Friday night to shore up three miles of sagging levees in Perry County, Mo.But county officials say the rock may be...
Cubans Keep Hauling on Their Harleys against Long Odds
It was a sound that few in Havana had heard for decades: the shuddering thunder of Harley-Davidsons. And few eyes were prepared to see bridal veils trailing from the leader of the pack.But sisters Mildred and Miriam Morales let their veils glide in the...
Debate Not Stuff of Legend
Simpson of Wyoming stared into space. Kennedy of Massachusetts took off his glasses, put them on, took them off. Kerry of Massachusetts - not the mysterious Kerrey of Nebraska - slapped McCain of Arizona on the back.It may have been historic and, at...
Dike Matches Man's Will in Strength Stand Brings Teasing, Admiration
Floyd "Shorty" Hutson, who defied the Mississippi River with a handmade dike protecting the homestead where his grandfather farmed, finally has removed the sandbag wall across his driveway.What had been a sea of floodwater all around the grassy two-acre...
Dirty Job of Cleaning Up Starts in Some Towns
Following is an area-by-area description of the flooding in Missouri and Illinois, starting up river. MISSISSIPPI RIVER Alexandria, Mo. Mount Airy, Md., has adopted this flooded town of 500, sending a first check of $675 to Alexandria Mayor...
Diving toward Danger Rescue Team Braves Tanks, Murky Water
Last month, Frank Byer trolled the Mississippi River in search of stranded flood victims, waded to the rescue of cats in the attic of a water-logged farmhouse and took paralyzed people to safety.Now, Byer is grappling with a bigger challenge - 48 propane...
Do-It-Yourself Guide to Controlling Pests
AS WITH household cleaning, the world of pest control is teeming with expensive specialty products - insect sprays, flea powders, pellets, traps and even roach motels.What lots of people don't know is that, with a few household staples, they may already...
Dole's 1988 Campaign Is Fined $100,000
SEN. BOB DOLE'S 1988 presidential campaign was fined a record $100,000 in civil penalties Friday by the Federal Elections Commission.The commission cited violations that included exceeding state spending limits and accepting too much money from Dole's...
Flood's Next Stage: Cleanup Some Homes Are Likely to Be Uninhabitable
While towns downriver from St. Louis stacked more sandbags and piled up rocks as a shield against the Mississippi River, some flood victims in the St. Louis area trudged into the second part of the disaster - getting ready to clean up.Water from the...
Former Cardinal Bob Miller Dies in Crash in California
Former St. Louisan Bob Miller, the advance scout for the San Francisco Giants, was killed Friday (Aug. 6, 1993) in a car crash near San Diego. He was 54.Mr. Miller was with his mother when their car collided with another vehicle in Rancho Bernardo, the...
For Some, Flood Cleanup Replaces Jail Time
Pressed by the loss of the flooded St. Louis County Adult Correctional Institution in Chesterfield, county judges this week began sentencing some offenders to flood cleanup duty, not jail.</P><P>At least 20 first-time lawbreakers who normally...
Free Expression Is Fundamental
As South Africa shakes off apartheid and becomes a more open society, even some of its well-meaning citizens are beginning to wonder whether a little government censorship isn't all that bad. The emerging freedom of expression that South Africans are...
Gullickson's 3-Hitter Sparks Tigers 5-1
Bill Gullickson pitched a three-hitter and Kirk Gibson and Scott Livingstone hit fourth-inning homers to break open a close game as the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Friday night.Bill Gullickson (7-6) struck out five and didn't allow a walk...
Headless `Jane Doe' Burial Set Body Afire at Litchfield Unidentified since May
With a donated coffin and burial plot, the body of an unidentified woman found decapitated and burning in a park near Litchfield in May will be buried today as police continue their investigation."We have to take some time out and show this woman some...
House Approves Flood Package Senate's Bill Passed with Few Changes
Relief is finally on the way. After an hour of amicable debate, the House passed the Senate's $5.8 billion flood-relief package Friday without any major revisions.The Senate was expected to give final approval late Friday or early today, and President...
House Gives College Plan Passing Grade
The House gave its final approval Friday to a slimmed-down version of President Bill Clinton's plan to offer students help with college tuition in return for national service.The legislation awaited final Senate action before going to Clinton for his...
How-To Primer on Outdoor Sports
CLICK through the cable channels day or night and you're likely to find a cooking demonstration or two, a program to help travelers, a cosmetic makeover, a tutorial on personal computers and, yikes!, maybe even a graphic how-to for thoracic surgeons.Yet...
`Import': Battle Cry of U.S. Businesses
Dear Ann Landers: I have a new American car. The windows are from Mexico. The automatic transmission is Japanese. The coolant overflow tank and apparatus are made in France.I recently bought a beautiful glass-fronted stereo cabinet - made in Yugoslavia....
Insulating Film Prevents Fading
Q: I want to stop the fading of my curtains and furniture near windows, yet still have a clear view outdoors. Does clear, year-round, insulating window film also stop fading? Can I install the window film myself? - T.F.A: New, clear, insulating summer/winter...
`Itch Index' Predicts a Scratchy Season a Plague of Fleas?
FLEAS are a fact of life. Have been almost since animals crawled out of the primordial muck and slime.After the creatures dried off, blood-sucking fleas made their presence known, evolving into about 11,000 species (although only 240 exist in this country)....
Japanese Elect New Leader Coalition's Hosokawa Becomes Prime Minister
Morihiro Hosokawa, a descendant of warlords, finally became Japan's prime minister Friday.Picked by parliament to direct a new era in Japanese politics, he now must rally a divided coalition government and stave off criticism from the still-strong party...
Jobless Claims Rise with Rivers Layoffs Up in Missouri, Illinois
Patrick O'Donnell hasn't been out of work for 28 years. Now, because of the flood, he is applying for unemployment insurance.O'Donnell works at Inter-City Manufacturing Co. at 7401 Alabama Avenue. It is one of the businesses the city shut because of...
Judge Finds Kevin Slaten Guilty of Felony Assault
In what his attorney called a "legal, technical strategy," radio personality Kevin Slaten didn't object when St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Calvin found him guilty of felony assault.Slaten, who now works for KFNS, did not offer a defense Monday when...
Jury Awards $6 Million in Fatal I-55 Crash in '88
A jury in Madison County awarded more than $6 million Friday to the estates of three people who were killed and to three people who were injured when a truck crashed into traffic stopped while utility workers strung power lines across Interstate 55 near...
Kerrey Kept Own Counsel
In the end, the agonizing battle of the budget was played to the last minutes in the mind of a 49-year-old war hero who has a reputation for surprises.It was Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., a former presidential hopeful, who held the key to victory or defeat...
Kodak Chairman Ousted
The national revolt of shareholders and outside directors claimed another victim Friday as Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its chairman, Kay R. Whitmore, was leaving because his board decided he was moving too slowly to cut costs.The photographic products...
Levees for River Des Peres Rest Purely on Money Rejection of Flood-Control Plan Was Based on Economics, Corps' Studies Said
When Congress starts looking at ways to prevent the River Des Peres from flooding in the future, it will find two Army Corps of Engineers studies concluding that the property in the area wasn't worth the cost of protecting it.In the 1950s, when the corps...
Marlins Pitchers Foil Philadelphia
Orestes Destrade hit a tie-breaking homer in the sixth inning and Florida's struggling pitching staff contained the Philadelphia Phillies in the Marlins' 4-3 victory Friday night.The Marlins had been outscored 26-8 in their past two games at St. Louis,...
Mavs Beat Bullets, Aguirre Scores 45
Mark Aguirre scored 42 of his 45 points in the first three quarters and the Dallas Mavericks converted the last nine points in the final quarter Friday night, posting a 110-101 victory over the Washington Bullets.</P><P>It was only Dallas'...
Minor-League Football Isn't Wasted Motion
Planes roar overhead and the sun dips below the treetops behind Berkeley High when about 20 young men in football pads straggle from the parking lot's blacktop to the practice field's lush green.A whistle blows and the players break into rows of four....
Miter Joint Easy to Make but Is Often Weak
FIRST, the good news: The miter is a neat, attractive joint. It looks good from any angle. It hides end grain in solid woods or the unsightly edges of plywood and particleboard. It's also the easiest way to join moldings and picture frame parts.Now for...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Musings from the 22nd annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago:Commissioner JIM DELANY introduced himself and told the audience that it was attending the largest preseason promotion in the country. Some 1,700 people were...
NATO Makes Ready for Bosnian Air Strikes Allies Will Make Final Decision Next Week
Top U.S. and NATO officials sent a strong signal Friday to Bosnia's Serbs to halt their siege of Sarajevo or face swift military action."The military operation is ready," said Secretary of State Warren Christopher.Christopher flew to a U.S. Air Force...
NCAA Plans Vote on Gender Equity Member Schools to Decide Guidelines' Fate
The National Collegiate Athletic Association won't adopt an all-encompassing set of gender-equity rules, NCAA President Joseph Crowley said Friday."It's a fact of life, given all the differences among NCAA institutions, that ultimately it will have to...
Palace Begins Open House $12 Buys Anyone a Look at Buckingham's Trove
Buckingham Palace opened its gilded gates Friday to reveal the monarchy's lifestyle and treasures.Queen Elizabeth II's courtiers invited hundreds of world journalists on an inspection tour of splendors awaiting the paying public who will be allowed inside...
Pats Face Long Trip for Bledsoe's Debut
Tonight's the night for Drew Bledsoe's debut and Bill Parcells' comeback in San Diego.Parcells' would rather be elsewhere."It's ridiculous that we're doing it," Parcells said before making the National Football League's second-longest possible transcontinental...
Penny to Quit Congress
REP. TIMOTHY J. PENNY, D-Minn., a fiscal conservative who was instrumental in helping pass President Bill Clinton's deficit-reduction plan, stunned the House Friday by announcing he will not seek re-election next year.</P><P>Penny, 41,...
Plan to Display Relics of Titanic Sparks Rift
A plan to put Titanic relics on show at Britain's National Maritime Museum has sparked an international row.Nautical archaeologists are angry and say the plan will give the seal of approval to the plundering of a site where 1,513 people drowned.The museum...
Propane Evacuation Area Halved as Danger Lessens
About half of the nearly 12,000 residents forced from their homes by the propane scare packed up and went home Friday, after St. Louis city and county officials decided that the danger of explosion had lessened.Authorities reduced the evacuation area...
Propane Evacuation Area Halved as Danger Lessens Special Pipes, Pumps Will Remove Gas Danger, Firm Says
About half of the nearly 12,000 people forced from their homes by the propane scare arrived home Friday after St. Louis city and county officials decided that the danger of explosion had lessened.</P><P>Union Electric Co. and Laclede Gas...
`Prudent' Changes Sought Think Tank Questions Clinton's Goal of Reinventing Government
EVOLUTION OR reinvention? That is the question a recent Brookings Institution study poses for the Clinton administration's "reinventing government" initiative.The Brookings authors, apparently concerned that Vice President AlGore's National Performance...
Put the Child First
The story of Jessica DeBoer is about pain. Sometimes forgotten is the pain and confusion of an unwed mother who - after the reconsideration period had past - had second thoughts about releasing her daughter for adoption. Seared into the public consciousness...
Red Cross Grants to Aid Families Those Displaced 21 Days Can Get $250 to $500 for Moving Back
The Red Cross said Friday it will give grants of $250 to $500 to defray costs of people forced to move from their homes in the flood.Cheryl Parks, director of operations for Missouri/Illinois flood relief, said the grants would supplement other assistance...
Relief Spells Disaster for Cards L. Smith Falters in 9th as Cubs Win 6-4
The Cardinals might go on to win the National League Eastern Division title this season. But if they don't, Friday night at Busch Stadium will haunt the memory.</P><P>The Cards, on the verge of picking up ground in the standings with...
Relief Spells Disaster for Cards L. Smith Falters in 9th as Cubs Win 6-4
The Cardinals might go on to win the National League East this season. But if they don't, Friday night at Busch Stadium will haunt the memory.</P><P>On the verge of picking up a game in the standings with a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning,...
Rental Agreement Sets Tenants' Rights
Q: I have some friends who live in a trailer park. They tell me that the owner of the park and the owner's family constantly harass them and others who live there about every little thing they do.They all feel that their civil rights are being violated,...
Robert J. Suanders, 77; Retired Judge
Former Judge Robert J. Saunders of Belleville died Thursday (Aug. 5, 1993) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights. He was 77 and had suffered from a heart ailment.Judge Saunders retired in December 1988 as an associate judge in the 20th Judicial...
Rookie's Homer Leaves Cubs Dancing
About half the 46,000 people who filled Busch Stadium on Friday night left happily honking their carhorns.In Round 1 of this latest Cubs-Cardinals encounter, score an emotional lift for the Baby Bears."Growing up in Decatur, I know all about the Cubs...
Russian Church Wary of Evangelists Russian Legislation Restricts Activities of Foreign Church Groups
Russian Orthodox clergy and some U.S. missionaries who have traveled to Russia say that legislation restricting foreign religious organizations there might impinge on precious religious freedoms.But they also believe evangelists from the United States...
Russia Reveals Site of Slaughter
The Russian Security Ministry - successor to the KGB - went public last month with the secret of a suburb of Moscow, Butovo. A so-called military firing range in town was really a killing field where 22,000 to 28,000 political prisoners were shot in...
Separate Checks, Please, for Powerball Couple
With their record lottery jackpot, Leslie C. Robins and Colleen DeVries could buy a luxury car - and build a road to drive it on.Instead, the couple said Friday they'd prefer to pay off their Ford Probe, which they did, and keep their jobs."Obviously,...
Skirt, Vest, Blouse Work Well for Fall
Dear Eunice Farmer: Are vests still going to be as popular as they were last year? I would love a pattern with a simple vest and skirt for my first early-fall project.I have selected a Butterick pattern 6793 designed by J. Hook, sized 6-22. This is a...
Slow Recovery in Gold Prices Expected after Correction
Gold's pummeling is a long-awaited correction after its dizzying rally and some analysts said it could take several months for the metal to recover above the important $400 level."It was generally expected that some sort of correction would happen. Fundamentally...
Sports Shorts
Pine Chip Favored In Hambletonian</P><P>John Campbell, the only driver to surpass $100 million in purse earnings, will be trying for a record-equalling fourth Hambletonian victory when he dives Pine Chip in today's race, harness racing's ...
Sports Shorts
Pine Chip Favored In Hambeltonian</P><P>John Campbell, the only driver to surpass $100 million in purse earnings, will be trying for a record-equalling fourth Hambletonian victory when he dives Pine Chip in today's race, harness racing's ...
Springfield Is Power Central in Midwest League
Maybe someone ought to think about changing the nickname of the minor-league baseball team in Springfield, Ill.Can it be that the Springfield Cardinals of the Class A Midwest League really are connected to the St. Louis Cardinals?Sure enough, even though...
St. Charles Foodrecipes Page
....Madeleine Kamman is a well-known cookbook author.</P><P>French Chef Bemused By American Cuisine By Warren Perley Of the Associated Press MONTREAL (UPI) If you think Boston butt and midget roll are wrestling jargon, it's time you...
Ste. Genevieve Draws Cautious Breath as Crest Passes
The city, whose old streets and French colonial homes draw visitors from around the world, made history again Friday: The rampaging Mississippi River reached a level that's supposed to occur only once every 500 years.And the old town withstood the flood's...
Strassenfest Proves a Fine Remedy for Flood Fatigue
High water got you down? Well, the Strassenfest is back in town.And it just might give your frazzled nerves a break.That was the remedy Joe and Julia Fernandez sought Friday. And they're planning to head back today for another touch of Germany at the...
Strike Puts a Few Execs under Hood Mechanics' Pickets Divert Business
Hundreds of striking mechanics continued to picket more than 60 area auto dealerships Friday while dealership executives found new work repairing cars and trucks.Officials with the International Association of Machinists District Nine again met with...
The Long Run in Marathon Quest to Broaden Fitness, Flojo Still Can Set a Withering Pace
"Florence can probably do lunch Wednesday, unless she has to give a press conference. Then she'll have to reschedule lunch for Thursday, but that's contingent on whether she's lunching at the White House with the president."Kathy Campanella, the publicist...
Tired Runner Is Worried about Blood Sugar
Dear Dr. Donohue: Last year, I had a physical, including a test for blood sugar. It was at 94. That summer, I was running 60 miles a week. Felt great. That fall, I started to fatigue easily. My blood sugar dropped, to 57. No reason was found for it.I...
Topeka Suicide Bomber Missed Intended Targets, Police Surmise
The killer who stepped off a courthouse elevator shooting and throwing homemade bombs may have gotten off at the wrong floor and missed his intended victims, authorities said Friday.Jack Gary McKnight, 37, was killed when a pipe bomb he was holding exploded...
Tough Row to Hoe: Mclain May Be Last to Net 30 Wins
"There's never been any like Denny McLain."That verse, penned by Ernie Harwell in celebration of the mercurial McLain, turned out to be as prophetic as it was lyrical.When it comes to winning 30 games in a season, there hasn't been any like Denny - at...
Town Far from Mississippi Swamped Evansville, Ill., Fights Water Woes
Although this town of 800 sits nine miles up the Kaskaskia River from the flooded Mississippi, the bigger stream is acting like a giant plugged drain.For a month, brackish green water steadily has been backing farther up Evansville's streets. It has...
Two Killed as Tornadoes Rip Virginia Old Town Petersburg Is Flattened; 150 Hurt
A string of tornadoes touched down in southeastern Virginia Friday, killing at least two people, injuring almost 150 and trapping many in damaged buildings.Two people are unaccounted for, police said.The storm devastated Petersburg's most precious quarter,...
Tyson `Angry' after Indiana Court Upholds Rape Conviction
A state appeals court dealt Mike Tyson another blow Friday when it upheld the former heavyweight champion's rape conviction."He's angry," said the Rev. Charles Williams, a Tyson confidant who talked with the imprisoned fighter by telephone. "He feels...
Tyson `Angry' after Rape Conviction Stands
A state appeals court dealt Mike Tyson another blow Friday when it upheld the former heavyweight champion's rape conviction."He's angry," said the Rev. Charles Williams, a Tyson confidant who talked with the imprisoned fighter by telephone. "He feels...
Victory over Zumwalt Gives West Big Boost
For several members ofof the St. Charles West Warriors, the team's 74- 64 win over Fort Zumwalt this week was more than your run-of-the-mill victory. First of all, the game Wednesay was the Warriors' first Gateway Athletic Conference win of the season...
Vultures Are Fascinating, but Not Kin
SO WE'RE tooling along a dirt road on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and we come upon a kill.That's a dead animal, brought down by another animal.I had suspected I might run into just such a situation during a two-week safari, but I wasn't...
Who's Pulling Whose Chain?
Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1989 Buick Park Avenue with a 3,800 cc engine and 85,000 miles on it. The car runs great, but a service manager told me that these engines are prone to having their timing chains break at 100,000 miles or so. He recommends...
Window Coatings Reflect Heat
IF YOU'RE IN the market for new windows, you've probably noticed that it's no longer just a matter of finding a wood frame and a few panes of glass - and it hasn't been for some time.However, over the past few years, advances in technology have shown...