St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 16, 1994

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22nd Street to Get 4 Lanes, Median in 7-Block Stretch
If all goes as planned, work will start next year on a seven-block section of the long-planned 22nd Street Parkway.The $4 million project will widen two-lane 22nd Street to four lanes and add a landscaped median to it from Olive Street through the Locust...
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$2,600 to Help Band Play on This Summer
The St. Charles City Council has decided that helping finance the municipal band, at least for this summer, is an appropriate use of its discretionary funds.Members voted 6-2 on Tuesday to give the St. Charles Municipal Band $2,600 to help finance the...
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76ers Counting on Rebirth from Reborn Lucas
A man who has come back from the dead is going to lead the Philadelphia 76ers.There is a certain fit here. The Sixers, after all, have been without discernible life for several seasons now.John Lucas, recovering addict and alcoholic and minister to the...
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ABC Hall of Fame Shunned Young Bowlers See Rule as Hindrance
All of the former great players have been inducted in the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame - Earl Anthony, Buddy Bomar, Don Carter, Ned Day, Hank Marino, Andy Varipapa, Dick Weber and Joe Wilman to name only a thimbleful.But it's doubtful that...
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Abortion Compromise Eludes Gop Schlafly, Other Activists at Forum Warn against Waffling on Position
Republicans hoping to find common ground on abortion can forget it.Rifts as wide and bitter as ever surfaced on Wednesday. One influential activist predicted the GOP platform's call for a ban on abortions would not change.The activist, Phyllis Schlafly,...
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A Demonstration of Unity at the Gay Games
Reminiscent of last spring's civil rights march on Washington, another show of gay commitment to justice is about to rock the globe. From June 18 to 26, New York City will host the Gay Games IV, an Olympic-type event, and Stonewall 25, a celebration...
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Alcohol Free: Parties Curb After-Graduation Deaths
Graduation night. The occasion conjures visions of hurled mortar boards, furled diplomas and proud families. The background sounds are of "Pomp and Circumstance."But all too often, this Rockwellian picture dissolves into a nightmare vision of twisted...
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All Eyes! Our Columnists Pick the City Best Spots for People Watching
WHO BETTER to come up with the best places for watching people than professional people watchers?That's why we asked some of our own pros - these Post-Dispatch columnists - to pick their favorite spots for a rundown on St. Louis' top people-watching...
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Artist's Exhibit Focuses on Matriarchal Theories
IN 1946, poet Robert Graves published a fanciful book of intuitive scholarship titled "The White Goddess," in which he inferred a matriarchal precursor to contemporary religions. And while archaeologists and anthropologists continue, to this day, to...
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At Age 35, Lehman Finally Aces Pressure, Self-Doubt
Suddenly, Tom Lehman is much in demand, a hot commodity.His time has come, and none too soon.He's 35 and spent many of his peak years in anonymity and with a cash-flow problem. From 1983 to 1985, for instance, his average yearly earnings on the PGA Tour...
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At the Summit Ranger-Canuck Cup Final: High Drama That Elevated Hockey to Special Plane
Early in the Stanley Cup finals, New York Rangers broadcaster John Davidson gushed about the series between the Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks."This is so good," Davidson blurted on the Madison Square Garden telecast. "You almost wish it was a best-of-nine...
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Bankruptcy Sought to Save U.S. Assets
Lawyers for Balsam Corp. and a major creditor say the company needs U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection to prevent the stripping of its assets.The lawyers made their requests Wednesday before Judge David P. McDonald of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court here as...
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Best Gossip Source: Just Open Wide and Say `Ah-Ha'
GOOD NEWS for those of us still reeling from the Christie Brinkley-Billy Joel breakup: Lyle and Julia are very happy together, and she is not dating Ethan Hawke.That's the straight skinny coming from someone directly involved, who happens to be my daughter,...
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Blues Lacking More Than Simply Six Former Mates
Vancouver's thrilling Stanley Cup bid left Blues players, coaches and management with plenty to ponder.For instance: Canucks center Cliff Ronning should become their new role model. The Blues should sew little No. 7s on their jerseys next season so maybe,...
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Books on Tape
"INCA GOLD" A novel by Clive Cussler (4 1/2 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster, $23)</P><P>In this action-adventure, Clive Cussler cuts to the chase almost from the beginning. His superhero, Dirk Pitt, comes to the rescue of an...
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Boot Camp Plan for State Park Raises Hackles
The Missouri Department of Corrections' plan to establish a boot camp for inmates at Cuivre River State Park has raised questions and a few hackles in Lincoln County.Lincoln County Commissioner David Oney Jr. said that residents of the county read about...
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Bosley Fights to Save Smaller Police Raises
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr., who recently has come under fire for opposing larger police raises, says he is working to save the smaller raises from being canceled.Bosley, a Police Board member, presented a plan at a board meeting Wednesday that he said...
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Briefcase
ST. LOUIS MALLINCKRODT Imaging Agent On Sale In 2 Weeks</P><P>Mallinckrodt Group Inc. said Wednesday it will begin selling its OctreoScan imaging agent within two weeks. OctreoScan, approved by the Food and Drug Administration June...
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NATION FLOOD AID $3 Million For Ste. Genevieve Levee</P><P>The House of Representatives has approved $3 million to begin building a levee to protect Ste. Genevieve, Mo.</P><P>Including the new money, the federal government...
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NATION FLOOD AID $3 Million For Ste. Genevieve Levee</P><P>The House of Representatives has approved $3 million to begin building a levee to protect Ste. Genevieve, Mo.</P><P>Including the new money, the federal government...
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NATION WHITE HOUSE Clinton Honors His Razorbacks</P><P>The Marine Band played Arkansas' fight song, Razorback red swathed the Rose Garden and the president of the United States pumped his fist, yelling, "Woo Pig Sooie!"</P><P>"You...
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Brief Sketches of Members of Japan's Royal Family
ANY AMERICAN who reads gossip columns feels right at home with Britain's royal family. But the members of Japan's more sedate imperial family are virtual strangers to the tabloid press, and thus to most Americans.Here, in capsule form, is a portrait...
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Cancer Fraud Found at 11 Sites Officials Cite False Data, Poor Records, Misplaced Evidence
At least 11 institutions falsified data, failed to enroll patients properly or misplaced key evidence in a national breast cancer research project, officials told a congressional subcommittee Wednesday.A review of clinical trial records at 120 of the...
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Cardinals Hope Zeile Homer Is Promising Sign
Todd Zeile's two-run homer in the eighth inning Wednesday might have seemed meaningless for the Cardinals in their 13-3 loss to Florida.Cardinals fans scavenging for any nugget of goodness will cling to that moment.The cleanup batter in the lineup, Zeile...
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Car's Driver in Fatal Crash Is Charged Eureka Teen-Ager Accused of Involuntary Manslaughter in Wreck Killing 3 Friends
The lone survivor of a car crash that killed three of her friends in Jefferson County last week was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter.Prosecutors allege that Dana L. Farrell, 18, of Eureka, was drunk when she drove off Route FF on Thursday...
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Child Center Is Dedicated to Very Dedicated Woman
Scott Air Force Base is dedicating its new child development center to a woman who has dedicated herself to children. A ceremony was being held today for the Mazie V. Gilland Center, named in honor of a Collinsville woman who has spent 34 years helping...
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Children Transform Litter into Art with a Message
About 700 area children collected trash around their schools, then converted it into art.The results are hanging through July 31 in Monsanto Hall at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The exhibit is titled "Just a `Litter' Magic: Street Art by City Kids."One...
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City Schools Join Crowd in Using Detectors
The St. Louis public school system is joining a growing number of districts using walk-through metal detectors to try to keep guns out of schools.A recent survey found that 70 percent of the nation's 50 largest districts use metal detectors. That's up...
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City Turns Down the Noise from `Boom Boxes'
The Charlack Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to turn down the volume on noise from radios, stereos, loudspeakers, sound amplifiers or any other devices.The vote on the noise ordinance was unanimous and it takes effect immediately.Charlack already...
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City Will Assume Easement Allowing Quicktrip Project
The Overland Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to assume an easement over a contaminated piece of property so QuikTrip Corp. might expand its gas station..One alderman objected, saying he wanted proof that QuikTrip would be responsible for removing...
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Clinton's Pollster Aided Nelson Mandela's Election Campaign
If you have a candidate known for long-winded oratory, put him in "town meetings" that stress one-on-one exchanges with real people.For a winning campaign:Set up a centralized "war room" to assure rapid communication within the campaign and instant response...
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Clinton's Welfare Plan Draws Fire from Left and Right
In the marbled lobby of a Kansas City bank, President Bill Clinton delivered a welfare-reform bill Tuesday that rang true to many Americans with dollars-and-cents concerns - but left some welfare experts feeling shortchanged.The plan is a product of...
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Corvair Lovers Gather: Swapping Stories, Statistics
Aficionados of the Chevrolet Corvair, the peppy rear-engine compact that ran headlong into Ralph Nader 28 years ago, are gathering in Bridgeton this week to compare wheels, swap parts and scoot around town.The Show-Me Corvair Club of St. Louis is hosting...
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Couple Wants to Get Bad Drivers off Road Elderly Man's Mistake Killed Their Son
Eleven months ago, a state trooper rang the doorbell of Sheldon and Karen Suroff's home in Chesterfield.Karen Suroff called her husband up from the basement. His heart chilled when he saw the uniform."There's been an accident," the trooper said.Their...
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Death in Style: Are Dead-Baby Necklaces Just the Beginning?
FOR THE LAST Gridiron Dinner, Bill and Hillary Clinton did a send-up of the insurance industry's Harry-and-Louise commercials about the evils of their health plan. "This says that, under the Clinton Plan, eventually we die!" a shocked Hillary told Bill...
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Different Kind of Beauty Pageant
ONE BY ONE the beauty pageant contestants glided down the runway.Miss Texas was a tad chunky, but her cocoa brown gown was to die for.Miss Florida wore a stunning green sequin number that showed off her sleek, dark red hair.Miss Louisiana's Bob Mackie...
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District Plans Survey to Learn Parents' Opinions of Programs
Some 400 Parkway School District residents will be surveyed by telephone later this month to find out what they think about the district and its programs.The School Board has approved a contract with Attitude Research Corp. of St. Louis to make the survey...
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District Seeks Cash for Repairs Bond Issue in November Likely to Be $2 Million
Buildings in the Hancock Place schools need to be fixed and outdated equipment needs to be improved. So residents will face a bond issue of as much as $2 million in November.The Hancock Place School Board plans to use the money to:Expand the junior high...
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Don't Be Confused: Officals Say Many Festival Tickets Remain
The folks bringing you the U.S. Olympic Festival '94 have a dilemma.They want to tell you that the all-America amateur sports competition is a ticket-selling success.They have presold $2.2 million in tickets, well above their goal of $1.8 million before...
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Drop-In Guests Are Her Big Problem
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I are retired and living on his pension. We spend summers in a little cabin in the north and winters in Florida.We usually sleep late, but I was awakened this morning at 6 when I heard our house guests rattling dishes...
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Emergency Room Reopens Computer System Tracks, Displays Data on Patients' Conditions
A fully remodeled, larger and more efficient emergency room at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville opens for business on Monday after nearly a year of renovation work.The new emergency room, on the ground level of the hospital at 211 South Third Street,...
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Enjoy Jacaranda's Foliage, but Don't Count on Blooms
Q: What can I do to make my jacaranda plant bloom? I have it growing outdoors in a 20-inch pot but bring it in to a greenhouse for winter. It always loses most of its leaves when I bring it indoors, but they grow back. I brought the tree from California,...
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Enjoy Jacaranda's Foliage, Don't Count on Blooms
Q: What can I do to make my jacaranda plant bloom? I have it growing outdoors in a 20-inch pot but bring it into a greenhouse for winter. It always loses most of its leaves when I bring it indoors, but they grow back. I brought the tree from California,...
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Environmental Program Languishes in Legislature
Conservation 2000, regarded as one of Illinois' most important pieces of environmental legislation in years, is on shaky ground.When Gov. Jim Edgar outlined Conservation 2000 in his budget address March 2, he said it heralded a major new long-term commitment...
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Europe Catches Anti-Incumbent Fever
All politics is local even the elections to the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union. Europeans who went to the polls on Sunday were far less interested in the future of Europe than in the future of their own countries. They...
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Expos' Hill Wins No. 10 as Pirates Sink 13-2
Ken Hill became the second 10-game winner in the National League on Wednesday night, leading the Montreal Expos past the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-2.Moises Alou went three for four, hit his 11th homer, scored three times and drove in two runs as the Expos...
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Feinberg Family Feud Finally Goes to Court
ON THE DOCKET: Virginia B. Feinberg's case against her sons, Daniel B. and John J. Feinberg, went to trial this week in St. Louis County Circuit Court before Judge Robert Campbell.In her petition filed last December, Virginia alleged that her sons breached...
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Fewer French Fries, More Carrot Sticks
New rules from the Agriculture Department designed to make school lunches healthier are only half of the battle; now schools must work to make the meals not only nutritionally balanced but appealing to children's appetites. Without that second step,...
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Firefighters Protest Physical Fitness Rules; Many Cry Politics
Firefighters in the Chesterfield Fire Protection District say the physical fitness program the district's directors want is unfair and punitive.The directors say a strictly voluntary physical fitness program won't be followed and that taxpayers deserve...
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Firm Changes Plans to Build Store after County Refuses Liquor License
A realty company is seeking permission to replace a convenience store with a Valvoline quick lube auto service center in a development plan for two acres on Tesson Ferry Road near Bauer Road.Lawyer John King, who represents the realty company, said his...
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Fish Fry Cards 13-3 Marlins Dish Up 22 Hits at Busch's Steamy Plate
The temperature at Lambert Field reached 92 degrees by about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The heat index computed to 100 degrees. The thermometer on the field at Busch Stadium climbed to 133.That still didn't supply enough misery for the Cardinals.It was more...
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Friends in Row Places Some Plants Seem to like Cozying Up to `Strangers'
Companion planting allows the gardener to become a matchmaker with plants, turning strangers into fast friends. The practice goes back centuries, driven by the abiding belief that some plants do better when grown near other species, either for protection...
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From God to Symbol: Emperor's New Clothes More Causal
BEING EMPEROR of Japan isn't what it used to be.Take Emperor Akihito, who arrives in St. Louis on Friday for two days of ceremony. Unlike his father, he is a mortal, not a god. Akihito isn't even a sovereign; instead, he's a symbol.But Japan's 125 million...
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Garden Has Another Party Knicks Top Rockets 91-82, Even Series
With a big start, a grand finish and a gigantic fourth quarter from Charles Oakley and John Starks, the New York Knicks tied the NBA finals 2-2 Wednesday night.Their 91-82 victory over the Houston Rockets means the best-of-seven series, which resumes...
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Garden Has Another Party Knicks Tops Rockets 91-82, Even Series
With a big start, a grand finish and a gigantic fourth quarter from Charles Oakley and John Starks, the New York Knicks tied the NBA finals 2-2 Wednesday night.Their 91-82 victory over the Houston Rockets means the best-of-seven series, which resumes...
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Giants Take a Pass on Simms
Phil Simms walked into Dan Reeves' office ready to put his autograph on some footballs and possibly discuss next season with his coach.Instead, Simms, the best quarterback in New York Giants history - and the heart and soul of the team for 15 years -...
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Giants Take a Pass on Sims
Phil Simms walked into Dan Reeves' office ready to put his autograph on some footballs and possibly discuss next season with his coach.Instead, the best quarterback in New York Giants history - and the heart and soul of the team for the past 15 years...
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Gilligan: Marooned but Not Forgotten
IT'S HIGH TIME to resolve any unanswered questions that have festered in the minds of many viewers lo these many years."Gilligan's Island," after all, has a way of puzzling even its most devoted fans.Like, why would a millionaire and his wife share a...
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Goin' Down to Yasgur's Farm
Does the world really need another Woodstock? Three promoters, the original organizers of Woodstock, apparently think so and have joined forces with Polygram to pull off Woodstock '94.Woodstock the sequel bills itself as "two more days of peace and music."...
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Growers Find World Stage at Chelsea
Through the decades, the Chelsea Flower Show has been the world's most comprehensive and influential gardening exhibition, a kind of National Gallery of the flower world.This year, 700 exhibitors are participating, on 27 acres of garden behind Sir Christopher...
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Gymnasts Look Back at History German Group Changed Politics, School Phys Ed
A handful of veteran Turners reminisced last week about their organization's influence on the Olympics here in 1904 and on physical education in St. Louis public schools.The occasion was a gathering at the Concordia Turner Hall at 6432 Gravois Avenue....
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Hardee's Seeks to Build New Outlet
The St. Louis County Planning commission this week heard a petition from Hardee's Food Systems to build a fast-food restaurant with a drive-through on Howdershell Road near Koch Park. The store would be open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday through...
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Heat, Lack of Rain Make Oakmont a Bear
It is unbearably hot and humid. Precious little rain has fallen in recent weeks. The Oakmont Country Club's greens are lightning fast. The rough is long, tangled and difficult to escape.Conditions are perfect for the 94th U.S. Open, in a sinister sort...
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Hedged Managers Are Biggest Winners in 1993 Funds
Want a super paying job? Become a hedge fund or commodity fund manager. They're the people who shuffle around billions of investment dollars and get fat paychecks.One fund manager, George Soros, took home at least $1.1 billion last year, said Financial...
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Illinois Legislators Slated for Pay Raise
Members of one chamber of the Legislature voted against pay raises for themselves and some other state officials Wednesday; the other chamber voted for the raises.So, unless the chamber that voted for them later votes against them, everyone gets them.Many...
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In St. Louis, Emperor Will Hit High Points
Airport. Arch. Art Museum. Stadium. Garden. History Museum. Airport. Gone.The itinerary reads like one that any visitor to St. Louis might have.But these are not ordinary visitors: They are the emperor and empress of Japan.And although their visit is...
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In the Rider's Seat Greyhound's CEO Goes Undercover to Get the Passenger's Point of View
It's 9:15 a.m., and bus passenger Carl Smith is quietly outraged.</P><P>Two sheriff's deputies from Palm Beach County have boarded the Greyhound Lines Inc. bus he's riding, and they're checking every passenger's bags for weapons and...
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Is Donna Karan Co. in Distress?
`NINETY-FIVE percent of the rumors are false, and 5 percent are lies."So says Stephan Weiss, co-chief executive of The Donna Karan Co., and the designer's husband. Weiss was addressing a spate of rumors circulating in the market that the Karan company...
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Israel, Vatican Establish Full Relations Accord Gives Rome Voice in Jerusalem's Fate
Putting aside a history of antagonism between the Jewish and Roman Catholic faiths, Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations Wednesday and said ambassadors would be exchanged soon.The accord cleared the way for the Vatican to have...
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It's the Big One! Flower Design Is Super Adventure
"I hate flower arranging," one of our outspoken garden club members announced to our guest speaker. "I'm only here because I was dragged here. I'd rather be home gardening."That's a point of view flower show organizers often hear. Flower shows are fun....
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Jury Will Get Case of Drowning Death
Jurors are expected to begin deliberations today after prosecutors completed their case Wednesday against Christopher Simmons, 18, in the kidnapping and murder of a woman from the Fenton area who was thrown into the Meramec River.A jury from Cape Girardeau...
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Key Blood Protein Found; Helps People Stop Bleeding
Scientists have ended a 30-year quest by finding a key blood protein that helps people stop bleeding. The discovery should greatly help doctors treat cancer.The protein prods the body into making platelets, microscopic disks in the blood that rush to...
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Kolb Helped Daughter Get Job Secretary of State's Aide Embroiled in Scrap with Former Colleague
A month before the State Library became part of his domain, James R. Kolb helped his daughter get a $20,604-a-year job with the library.State Librarian Monteria Hightower hired Kolb's daughter as a research assistant, despite her lack of library experience....
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Law Firm Files Suit against City Claiming It Is Owed $12,000
Hillsdale trustees are looking into claims by the village's former law firm that they owe it almost $12,000.The Smith Partnership served as the village attorneys from November 1991 to September 1992, according to a billing statement included in the firm's...
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Lawyer Protests Use of His Treatment Files Defendant Wants Special Prosecutor to Look into Whether It Was Illegal to Get Records
A lawyer facing drug charges in Madison County wants a special prosecutor to decide if the state's attorney's office violated the law by getting his drug-treatment records for use in the investigation.Lawyer Gerald Bassett, 42, of Wood River, has been...
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Look Who's Talking
TONIGHT'S topic is CHANGE.Not nickels and dimes you get back from a Big Mac, or the transition from fall to winter. We're talking about those crystalline moments that profoundly alter the way you look at the world.Jackie's moment arrived during the Vietnam...
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Louisville a Rock in Sea of Instability
While the Cardinals delight one day and demoralize the next, a team elsewhere in the organization is giving a more stable and stirring performance.Despite regular raids on their pitching staff from above, despite a significant turnover in the roster...
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Mallinckrodt to Cut 500 Jobs in U.S. Fewer Than 100 Here Targeted
Mallinckrodt Group of St. Louis plans to cut 500 jobs beginning later this year at a cost of $80 million, the company said Wednesday.Executives said fewer than 100 workers will lose their jobs in the St. Louis area. Most of the jobs lost will be at Mallinckrodt...
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Marc Copland: Axing a Sax for a Piano
FROM '70 to '73, Marc Copland established himself in New York City as a reedman, doing pioneering work on electric alto sax that led to the recording "Friends" with John Abercrombie.Sometime after that, he left New York to pursue other musical avenues....
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Midler Adds `Mame' to TV Repertoire
BETTE MIDLER, acclaimed for her performance in "Gypsy" on CBS last season, will star in "Mame" for the network next season. That's in addition to CBS' musical "Cinderella," with Whitney Houston.CBS also announced plans to adapt two Larry McMurtry novels,...
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Monsanto Sued over Seeds 2 Companies Claim Patent Was Violated
Two chemical firms sued Monsanto Co. and a unit of Upjohn Co. Wednesday, claiming that herbicide-resistant seeds Monsanto is developing violate a patent held by one of the firms.The patent concerns a gene that, when incorporated into plants and seeds,...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A few sportswriters were having lunch at a Kansas City barbecue spot Tuesday when President BILL CLINTON stopped by the table, introduced himself, and talked about the possibility of a baseball strike.Will there be a strike, Mr. President?"I hope not,...
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Nation's Oldest Civil Rights Group Is Turning Its Back on Its Legacy
Has Cornel West read his own book? The question arises because in his best seller, "Race Matters," the Harvard professor has some pithy things to say about Louis Farrakhan and black anti-Semitism in general. Yet there he was, in Baltimore this week,...
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Nature Adventure Camper Survives Mauling; Friend Fights off Black Bear
Matthias Ruppert lay bleeding and helpless for five hours after his girlfriend wielded a hatchet to fend off a bear that had attacked him while camping in British Columbia.Then, as he lay deep in the woods wondering whether he would survive, the young...
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Navy Let Official's Son off Easy, Court Charges `Any Other Sailor' Would Have Faced Trial, Judges Say
The sailor son of the then-secretary of the Navy was given extremely lenient treatment during a criminal investigation of credit card fraud, a military appellate court has concluded.The opinion by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Military Review said Navy...
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NBA Keeps Timberwolves in Minnesota for Now
NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday that the Timberwolves will play in Minnesota next season after the league's relocation committee rejected the attempted purchase of the team by Top Rank of Louisiana.Speaking before Wednesday night's NBA finals...
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NBA Keeps Timberwolves in Minnesota for Now
NBA Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday that he expects the Timberwolves to play in Minnesota next season after the league's relocation committee unanimously rejected the attempted purchase of the team by Top Rank of Louisiana."I don't want to speculate...
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New Painkiller Will Give Relief Up to 12 Hours
The pain pill shelf at your drug store is getting more crowded.Tylenol's red boxes, Advil's yellow, and a rainbow of aspirins and generics are joined this week by blue containers of Aleve, the first new non-prescription pain relief drug in 10 years.The...
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New Study on Breast Implants These Doctors Find No Link to Diseases
The largest study to date of silicone breast implants casts doubts over the widely suspected link between the devices and diseases of the muscles and joints.Researchers from the Mayo Clinic, reporting a study of more than 2,200 women in today's issue...
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New Study on Breast Implants These Doctors Find No Link to Diseases
The largest study to date of breast implants finds no evidence that they cause rheumatoid arthritis or other serious diseases.The review, conducted at the Mayo Clinic, found that women who get implants to enlarge or reconstruct their breasts are no more...
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No Conflicts of Interest for Trustees
St. Louis County Executive George "Buzz" Westfall has filled the three county trustee positions of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District with people with no direct ties to industries regulated by the district.The three are M. Susan Carlson of University...
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No Immigration Reform 'Til Fall, Reno Says
THE WHITE HOUSE does not plan to push for passage of an immigration reform bill until after a national commission reports on the issue this fall, Attorney General Janet Reno said Wednesday.She testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee as several...
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`Odd Couple': The Best of Writing and Acting
THERE'S a wonderful lesson on the Fox Theatre stage this week - good plays and fine writing never go out of style. Good acting helps, of course, but even the best of actors can't bring laughter out of blank paper."The Odd Couple," Neil Simon's classic,...
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Officials Split on Disclosure to Tell or Not: Board Banters Hiv, Aids Issue
Should parents be notified if a child in the Brentwood School District is HIV-positive or has AIDS?School Board members disagreed on that question last week despite receiving a legal opinion that advised against such notification.HIV is the human immunodeficiency...
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O.J. Home When Killings Occurred, Attorney Says
O.J. Simpson was home waiting for a limousine when his ex-wife and a male friend were slain two miles away, his new lawyer said Wednesday hours after abruptly taking over the case.The football Hall of Famer hired attorney Robert Shapiro amid reports...
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Over 100 Artists Expected for Mosaics Festival
Two years ago a group of local artists met to spin a dream. They wanted to organize an arts festival in St. Charles that would attract participants from across the nation.They checked on festivals and symposiums in other states and consulted with Missouri...
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Panel Favored for Ruling on Old Buildings
The St. Charles City Council likes the idea of setting up a committee of residents to decide the fate of deteriorated buildings that may be historically significant.Council members listened with interest Tuesday as the city's attorneys outlined provisions...
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Patterns on Paper: Curious Connections
`PATTERNS and Exotica," Atrium Gallery's summer show, features handsome, affordable works on paper by three artists.Corson Hirschfeld developed his own process to render photographs in a rich and unusual tone of sepia and gold that he finds most appropriate...
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People
Lord only knows what Henry David Thoreau would have made of JACK NICHOLSON, TED DANSON and DON HENLEY. But the three made about $1 million this week to conserve land around Thoreau's Walden Pond, outside Boston.They drew more than 600 well-heeled guests...
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Pezold Coach Hopes Expanded Recruiting Pays Off
Larry Hollrah has learned his lesson.Manager of the Pezold Hauling team in the Metro Collegians Instructional Baseball League, Hollrah's plan was to use a lot of St. Charles-area players.But it didn't pan out. Pezold finished 9-15 last year while a number...
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