St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 18, 1994

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2 More Charged in Hazing Death Fraternity Banned from Campus
About half the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter here was in jail Thursday night in the hazing death of a pledge.Late Thursday, Southeast Missouri State University permanently banned the fraternity from the campus for apparent violations of the university's prohibition...
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2 More Charged in Hazing Death Pledge Died in `Real Bad Beating'
About half the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter here was in jail Thursday night in connection with the death of a pledge.Two more members of the fraternity, including its local chapter president, were charged Thursday in a connection with a hazing death that...
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After Disability, a Good Life
IT'S BEEN 12 years since Dietrich Smith was riddled with bullets as he sat in a car at a drive-in bank, attacked for court testimony he had given in another shooting.Paralyzed from the waist down, Smith was fortunate to have a family that supported...
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Air-Quality Issue Moves Indoors
Since the first Earth Day two decades ago, the environment has become a national concern. We've all become familiar with the problems of pollution and resource depletion. Pictures of oil spills and hazardous-waste sites, stories of groundwater contamination...
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All Abuzz to Greet Rec-Plex
The Lindenwood band played in heroic competition Thursday with the cacophony of heavy construction in what may have been the first real contest staged at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.The noise contributed to the excitement of a crowd that got a close-up look...
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An Angry Jones Calls Two Aldermen `Sissies' Hearing on Kiel Center Leads to Name-Calling in City Hall Corridor
Comptroller Virvus Jones called two aldermen "little sissies" Thursday and said the two men were "girlfriends" of another alderman.Jones made the statements shortly after an aldermanic committee hearing at City Hall.Jones said he was irked that Alderman...
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An Illuminating Clash of Values
First, let's agree on one thing: Mother Teresa is not a Republican. She's probably not even a conservative. That much having been said, her presence in Washington recently provided a jarring juxtaposition of philosophies and values between the sublime...
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Another Rally Nets U.S. Another Tie 0-0-3 in Hockey after Comeback against Canada
Have you heard the latest?The U.S. hockey players believe that they still will be around when the tournament winds down and medals are at stake, and who's to argue? If there is one subject these fellows know, it is endings.They are the latest rage in...
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Around the Venues
Dan Jansen Curve Gets Another Victim</P><P>Dan Jansen Curve tripped up another gold medal favorite Thursday.</P><P>This time, it took out one of the world's greatest women's speed skaters, Germany's Gunda Niemann. Three days...
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As Book Closes on Jansen, Eppert Saga Just Beginning
Amid the swirl of attention sure to be given today to the closing chapter of speed skater Dan Jansen's anguished Winter Olympics saga, St. Louisan Brendan Eppert will make his Olympic debut.The event is the 1,000 meters. The two Americans will be chasing...
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Bosnian Serbs, at Behest of Russia, Pull Back Big Guns
Convoys of Bosnian Serb artillery withdrew from the hills around Sarajevo on Thursday in compliance with a NATO ultimatum to pull back or be bombed.The withdrawal, reported by U.N. monitors, followed a pledge by Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to...
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Bosnian War Strains Ethnicity: `A Widow Is a Widow'
DESA STANIC DIDN'T HAVE a candle to put on her husband's grave. So the 43-year-old widow lighted a cigarette, took one puff and placed it upright in the fresh snow next to the sprigs of artificial flowers."Peri loved to smoke, especially Marlboro,"...
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Breckenridge Honored as Runner of Year; Benefit Tourney Set
Tom Breckenridge, a sophomore at St. Charles West, and Hazelwood Central freshman Jill Smith were honored last weekend as the Deaconess Health System/St. Louis Track Club Runners of the Year.Breckenridge, the area's top runner last fall, was second to...
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Briefcase
ST. LOUIS GAMBLING President Casinos Looking East</P><P>President Riverboat Casinos Inc., owner of the Admiral, bought a three-year option on two sites in downtown Springfield, Mass. One would be suitable for a floating casino; the...
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Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTYCouncil Backs Special School DistrictThe St. Louis County Council voted unanimously Thursday to oppose a plan to dissolve the county's Special School District.Councilman Kurt Odenwald, R-Shrewsbury, sponsored the opposition resolution....
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Briefs
NATION TEXAS Defense Rests In Davidians' Case Attorneys for 11 Branch Davidians charged with murdering federal agents rested their case Thursday in San Antonio after a day and a half of testimony without calling any cult members.</P><P>Closing...
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Channel 30 Is Planning to Start Own Newscast
KDNL Channel 30 plans to start its own news program early next year, meaning St. Louis viewers will have five local TV news shows from which to choose.The Fox network affiliate says the half-hour show will air at 9 p.m. every night. That would put it...
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Cheers on the Field May End as Jeers on the Screen
Sports are wonderful. Sports movies are awful.Although that glittering generality isn't completely true, it's close enough to merit further discussion.Why are so many sports movies generally absurdly plotted, poorly written, clumsily acted and tritely...
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Cherished Lessons from a Long Life
At a family dinner, my cousin Burt and I were talking about the brevity of life. We were eating at my aunt's old place, which is now the apartment of Burt's daughter - a place where I would come to visit as a kid, where relatives now gone would ask me...
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Child's Ritalin Therapy Won't Continue Forever
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you help me understand just what the drug Ritalin is and what it does for a child with attention deficit disorder? They are giving it to so many schoolchildren now. Is it a tranquilizer that helps calm the nerves, or what? Will...
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Church Notes
Spaghetti DinnerAn all-church spaghetti dinner will follow the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Harvester Church of the Nazarene, 3115 McClay Road, St. Peters. Barney will be present for photographs with children. The cost is $15 for families, $5...
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Clearing the Air
`WE'VE REALLY changed," says Steve Shannon. "But people are going to have to listen to find out."Maybe, says Nicole Hammonds of Rock Hill, but then again, maybe not.Steve Shannon is one half of Steve & D.C., the morning disc jockeys on WKBQ (104.1 FM,...
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Court Voids Law Allowing Children to Testify on TV
An Illinois law allowing children in sexual assault cases to testify using closed-circuit television is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The Supreme Court said a defendant has the right to meet the accuser face to face."A witness...
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Current Cast Will Make Its Pitch for an Improved Performance
The machinery for improving a Cardinals staff that had a 4.09 earned-run average last season is not available, in light of the team's policy regarding free agents and other high-priced players.Thus, any upgrade in pitching must come from within. Veteran...
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Dairies in Area Avoiding Bst Milk
The largest dairies in the St. Louis area are avoiding milk from cows injected with Monsanto Co.'s new drug to increase milk production.For some, like Land-O-Sun Dairies Inc., the opposition is based on a long-standing corporate policy.For others, like...
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`Data Hustlers' Study Lessons of '93 Flood
Six months after the Flood of '93 peaked at St. Louis, federal experts are still plumbing data to try to come up with lessons from the deluge.A dozen "data hustlers" are working in a special flood office across the street from the White House.A group...
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Dear Abby: With Three Married Children and 10 Grandchildren
Dear Abby: With three married children and 10 grandchildren, we have 16 birthdays and three anniversaries to remember every year. Each one is recognized with a check and an original poem from Grandma and Grandpa. Thank-you calls or notes are rare.This...
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Ex-U.S. Treasurer Pleads Guilty Catalina Vasquez Villalpando Faces Up to 15 Years for Tax Evasion
Your paper money now bears the signature of a felon.Former U.S. Treasurer Catalina Vasquez Villalpando, whose signature appears on most currency in circulation, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of obstructing justice, conspiring to falsify documents...
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FDIC Clears Official from Justice Dept. Agency Says No Conflict in Arkansas S & L Case
Federal regulators concluded Thursday that they have no evidence that Webster Hubbell, the No. 3 official in the Justice Department, misled regulators while seeking work for his former law firm.The Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Ark., where Hillary Rodham...
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Flu Season across U.S. Wanes; City, County Report 60 Cases
If you haven't come down with it yet, consider yourself lucky: The flu season is winding down.By the week ending Feb. 5, all states reported cases of influenza, but the number with widespread outbreaks went down to six from 13 the week before, said the...
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Get a Life, Illinois: Man Tries to Convince State That He's Alive
Pedro Espinosa is a living, breathing Illinoisan who is gainfully employed. But the state's bureaucracy says he is dead, fatally shot by a security guard in Miami.Now the Cuban refugee - a naturalized citizen - must prove he is alive."The bottom line...
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Heavy Medal: Moe Gets Silver Birthday Present
Tommy Moe, who lists sleeping as one of his hobbies, called it a good sign when he yawned in the starting gate of the super giant slalom Thursday. He said it meant that he was relaxed.Of course, it might also mean that his body was pumping oxygen to...
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Heavy Medal: Moe Gets Silver for Birthday
Tommy Moe, who lists sleeping as one of his hobbies, called it a good sign when he yawned in the starting gate of the super giant slalom Thursday. He said it meant that he was relaxed.Of course, it might also mean that his body was pumping oxygen to...
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Honor Roll
Pupils listed below have been placed on the A honor roll at Castlio Elementary School for the second quarter of this school year. The school at 1020 Dingledine Road in St. Charles is in the Francis Howell School District.To qualify, a pupil must have...
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Honor Roll
The following students at Silex High School are on the honor roll. The school is on Route UU in Silex.To be eligible for the honor roll a student must earn a grade-point average of 3.0 and an average of 3.67 to be eligible for the High Honor RollSecond...
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Honor Roll
The following pupils at Orchard Farm Elementary School have been awarded Letters of Commendation for the second quarter of the school year.Orchard Farm is at 2165 Missouri Highway V in Orchard Farm. The school is in the Orchard Farm School District.The...
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House Gives Teen-Agers Small Break Changes Bill to Curb Auto Insurance Rise
The House relented a bit Thursday on teen-agers - and their parents - who might get caught in a proposed crackdown on teen-age drinking and driving.The House revised the proposal to block a big increase in car insurance premiums for teen-age drinking...
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Illini's Wheeler Finally Getting Respect
Illinois had hope of winning the Big Ten Conference championship before Saturday night's defeat at Northwestern in a game that was played without T.J. Wheeler.It's kind of funny now when one thinks about the way Wheeler, a senior, has been treated in...
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Illinois Labor Battles Are Internationalized
For a year or more, Southern Illinois has been one of the nation's labor battlegrounds.Acrimonious management-labor fights have been waged between Caterpillar and the United Auto Workers in Peoria, A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. and the Allied Industrial...
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Incumbent Clerk Challenged for Gop Nomination
Off and running are two candidates for the Republican nomination for St. Charles County circuit clerk. They are the incumbent, Susan E. Brown, and her challenger, Kate L. Fellers.The filing period does not open until next Tuesday, but both have said...
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In Illinois, Fund-Raising Starts Early House Speaker Looks toward Fall Election
House Speaker Michael J. Madigan can strike fear into lawmakers with the steely glint from his blue eyes. But his power lies in the $2.1 million he sits on.None of the five Democrats running for governor had as much money when the year started. In fact,...
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Ins Proposal Calls for $130 Fee for Political Asylum Seekers
The government plans to collect a $130 fee from people seeking political asylum who can afford to pay it, but immigration lawyers contend that the move will slow rather than speed the clearing of 300,000 backlogged applications.Attorney General Janet...
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Irony, Humor Spiked with Irreverence
"REALITY BITES" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:39.</P><P>WRITER-DIRECTOR Ben Stiller, who is 28 years old, says he was more interested in "making a movie about personal relationships" than in issuing any kind of definitive statement...
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Japan Acts to Trim Surplus with U.S
Under threat of U.S. sanctions, the Japanese government decided Thursday to develop a package of measures to trim Japan's record trade surplus with the United States in hopes of heading off a trade war.Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa and top trade negotiators...
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Jefferies Goes Deep: Dips into Cards' Wallet for $4.6 Million
Gregg Jefferies became the highest-paid Cardinals player and winner of the second-highest arbitration grant ever Thursday night when an arbitrator ruled in favor of his $4.6 million request rather than the Cardinals' submission of $3.7 million.Jefferies,...
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Jury Gets Man's Suit Alleging Police Beating
A jury in circuit court in Belleville was deliberating Thursday on a suit by a man who claims two Belleville police officers beat him, breaking his nose and jaw, after arresting him in May 1990.</P><P>The man, Timothy A. Schrader, 27,...
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Keefe Turned Down Wibv's Overtures
ENTRES NEWS: WIBV approached former KMOX radio personality Anne Keefe to replace outgoing Rush Limbaugh even before it inked a deal with Keefe's former co-host, Bruce Bradley. Said Keefe, who is now a regular on KETC-TV, Channel 9, "If I had wanted...
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Kiel-Slu Negotiations Divide Aldermanic Panel
A divided aldermanic committee endorsed a resolution Thursday urging the Kiel Center Partners to negotiate in good faith with St. Louis University about basketball game dates.The resolution's sponsor, Alderman Jack Garvey, D-14th Ward, also said he would...
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Lackluster Second Half Makes Slu 0-2 on Tour of Ohio
St. Louis University's swing through the Ohio portion of the map in the Great Midwest Conference ended Wednesday night. Even Toledo-native Donnie Dobbs probably bid the state good riddance.First came Sunday's upset loss in overtime at Dayton.Then came...
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Laperriere Sent Back to Peoria
With their defensive emergency over, the Blues have returned rookie defenseman Daniel Laperriere to the Peoria Rivermen.In 20 games with the Blues this season, Laperriere had a goal and three assists. He did a steady job defensively, compiling a plus-minus...
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Laughs Came Early for `Ace Ventura' Star
FOR CONSUMMATE goofball Jim Carrey, star of the outrageous new comedy "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," adolescence could have been an endless cacophony of grown-up threats to "Straighten up!"But, thanks to a certain teacher, Carrey's future in stand-up...
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Looking to List St. Louis Duo Guesss Aims at R&b Charts
WITH a seemingly endless supply of male vocal groups, including Jodeci, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Color Me Badd, Hi-Five and DRS, currently crowding the high end of the R&B charts, you might think there's no room for another.Guesss again.St. Louisans Ronnie...
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Man of the Year Candidate Makes Magic Disappear
Kiel Center President Jud Perkins is due for a big bonus upon completion of the new arena, but that isn't enough.I hereby nominate Jud for St. Louis Man of the Year, an additional reward for his fine work in Kiel's lease negotiations with St. Louis University.Perkins...
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Miami Stops Pippen, Rallies from 21 Down
The Miami Heat rallied from a 21-point deficit by zeroing in on All-Star Most Valuable Player Scottie Pippen in the second half."We got to try and stop Scottie Pippen. We set up as a team to stop the big-time players," Miami coach Loughery said after...
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More Fine Pop from Richard Barone
THERE WAS a poor critic who lived in a shoe. He had so many albums, he didn't know what to do.Well, that's not quite true. He knew what he could do: review several releases in a single column.Richard Barone, "Clouds Over Eden," Mesa Records.To me, Richard...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Let's open with a question that surely is racing through the mind of our favorite official scorer in baseball, JACK HERMAN: If MICHAEL JORDAN is playing for the Chicago White Sox and drops a routine fly ball, is it "Error Jordan" or "Air Jordan."Or,...
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Motherhood Gave Rising-Star Lawyer a Far Harder Goal
ZUHAL CAKIROGLU, the daughter of a Turkish law professor, was raised to accomplish great things.She attended the finest schools in Istanbul. When she was 17, she came to this country as an exchange student. She was already fluent in English and German.When...
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Mu Shows Some Moxie vs. Iowa St
The Missouri Tigers, the scourge of the Big Eight Conference, were aimless in Ames on Wednesday night. But Mizzou, on a whim, it seemed, shook off its doldrums long enough to seize its 14th successive Big Eight victory with a 79-72 victory over Iowa...
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Mutha's Day Out: It's Not Banned Here
Banned in Batesville: Well, they haven't been banned exactly, but Mutha's Day Out, a rising young rock band from Batesville, Ark., has had a pretty tough time getting heard in its hometown.In the first place, the folks in the pretty little town (pop....
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Neely Paces Himself to Goal a Game
After Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ulf Samuelsson kneed Cam Neely in the 1991 playoffs, it appeared that the Boston Bruins power forward might never be the same.The blow was traumatic to his left thigh, where damaged muscle calcified into bone - a...
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New Webster Dean Not All Business Dittrich Is `Humanistic'
Webster University has a new dean on the way for its School of Business and Management, and he plans to continue Webster's tradition of teaching business with a human face.Business "needs people not just with knowledge, but with skills - people who can...
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Nick Heyward Overcomes Technical Woes
LITTLE more than 100 adventurous souls braved the unseasonably wonderful weather and found their way to Mississippi Nights Wednesday to hear Nick Heyward and Moxy Fruvous play.This was a shame, because it meant the other roughly 2 million people in the...
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No. 9 Viking Girls Run Streak to 11, Nip 8th-Ranked Team
The Francis Howell girls basketball team ran its winning streak to 11 games Wednesday, winning 59-56 at House Springs.The Vikings (18-4) are ranked ninth in the Post-Dispatch large-school poll. House Springs (14-7) was ranked eighth in the latest large-school...
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Notre Dame Upsets Marquette
Monty Williams scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half as Notre Dame (10-14) upset 22nd-ranked Marquette 68-58 Thursday night.Jim McIlvaine's 13 points led Marquette, which fell to 17-7 with its second successive home loss. The Warriors lost to...
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No Wonder Prisons Are Full
Before Washington takes another misguided step toward new laws to fight crime, it needs to backtrack a minute and examine the damage already done through previously misguided anti-crime programs. Attorney General Janet Reno has issued a report that surveys...
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Obituaries
Helen M. StarkHelen M. Stark, 77, of Wentzville, died Wednesday (Feb. 16, 1994) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Stark was a homemaker.A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Baue Funeral Home, 1575 West Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville....
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On the Run from Killers and Truth
"FLIGHT OF THE INNOCENT" Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:45.</P><P>THIS absorbing thriller, about a frightened but resourceful 10-year-old Italian boy on the run from killers, moves with breathtaking speed from the mountains of...
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Out of Race, Bears Could Spoil Things for Tulsa, Bradley
Just when it looked as though Southwest Missouri State University was close to getting over the hump, the Bears hit the wall in Carbondale, Ill.Wednesday night's 79-56 loss to Southern Illinois-Carbondale was the Bears' most lopsided league defeat since...
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People
To help animals, actress KIM BASINGER will give the shirt off her back. In fact, to help fight the fur-coat trade, she's giving the shirt, the skirt and all the rest.A new poster unveiled this week shows Basinger clad in nothing but her own skin. The...
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Pros & Cons of Muni Bonds
For bond investors who are at sea over the improving economy, municipals may be an inviting port of call. But, like all who may be affected by rising interest rates, buyers of tax-exempts should prepare to batten down the hatches.Last August, the Clinton...
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Purler Primed to Make Mark of Own at State
Wentzville High senior Josh Purler has lived his life in the shadow of his older brothers, twins Nick and Tony."When I was younger, it bothered me at times, always being compared to my brothers," Josh said. "But I guess it's something you get used to....
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Quad-Double by Robinson Carries Spurs
David Robinson had the NBA's first quadruple-double in almost four years Thursday night, getting 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 blocked shots in San Antonio's 115-96 victory over Detroit.The Spurs set a team record with their 11th consecutive...
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Race-Based Scholarships Ok'd Education Dept. Rejects Objections Raised by Bush Administration
The Education Department said Thursday that colleges and universities may use race-based scholarships to remedy past discrimination or diversify student bodies."We want the doors to post-secondary education to remain open for minority students," Education...
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Radio Host Calls Clinton onto Carpet
The question to President Bill Clinton was probing: Why did he put that AstroTurf in the back of his pickup?Don Imus, a New York radio personality, referred Thursday to Clinton's reminiscing last week about having an El Camino pickup in the 1970s with...
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Rain Forest Mystery Is Disclosed Cycle of Life, Death Now Takes Less Time
Something is speeding up the life and death of trees in tropical forests, according to a study by two Missouri Botanical Garden scientists.The finding may be a link between the extinction of species in rain forests and the increase in carbon dioxide...
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Ramones at 20: The Classic Punk Band Might Go on Forever Virtually Unchanged, but Not with Johnny and Joey
ONE NIGHT in late 1974, perhaps two dozen gigs into their career, the unknown and previously unimagined Ramones played Performance Studios, a rehearsal room in Manhattan that sometimes served as an informal rock club.It was a comic sight: four leather-jacketed...
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Randy Shilts, 42; Journalist Focused on Aids
Randy Shilts, a best-selling author and journalist who exposed official foot-dragging in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, died of AIDS complications Thursday (Feb. 17, 1994), his assistant said.Mr. Shilts, 42, the first U.S. reporter assigned full...
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Red Cross Officials Gear Up for Next Round of Flooding
While many people are still mopping up from last year's record-breaking floods, local and national American Red Cross officials are preparing for the deluge that is expected this spring.Agency officials said this week that they were stockpiling supplies,...
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Rested, Ready Lady Lions Face League Showdown
Now that the Lindenwood College women's basketball team has had some time off, it's back to work."We'd been going at it pretty hard, with games every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for nearly four weeks," said Lady Lions coach Steve Crotz. "We were leg-weary...
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Rink Is Now Punsalan's Refuge
There is no true refuge from the pain. U.S. ice dancers Liz Punsalan and her partner-husband, Jerod Swallow, try to use the skating practice as therapy, to keep the grief and shock at bay, even for those few moments when they are flying around the rink,...
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Romantic Sparks Fly for Some but Not for Others
Dear Ann Landers: This is for your Kansas City reader who asked if she should "forget the sparks" and assume that if she married "Fred," love would come later.I could have written that letter 30 years ago. My "Fred" was attractive, comfortable to be...
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Salary Cap Could Shake Up the NFL
Franchise and transition players. Tender offers. Right of first refusal. Compensatory picks. Huh?If the brave new world of free agency wasn't confusing enough, now add the salary cap."We're all going to struggle with it for a while," said agent Jim Steiner...
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Salesman Petraglia Gets Hot on Lanes
Early next month, a movie called "Greedy" will begin playing at local theaters. Kirk Douglas plays an old man facing death, and Michael J. Fox is one of the young relatives who could inherit his fortune.Part of the film is devoted to bowling, because...
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Schatzman Storms into Field as State Meet Gets under Way
Scott Schatzman's wrestling routine is as redundant as a tornado's twist.It's as destructive, too.Take down . . . near fall . . . take down . . . near fall . . . take down . . . near fall."I go out and wrestle that way every time," said Schatzman if...
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Schwendemann in Race for Executive
St. Charles County Executive Gene Schwendemann announced Thursday that he would seek election this year to retain his post.He is the only Democratic candidate to announce so far. But two Republicans have already jumped into the race for that party's...
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Services, Traditions Mark Area's Observance of Lent
Area Christians are observing Lent - the six-week symbolic journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter and from spiritual darkness to light - in a variety of ways.Catholics and Protestants will attend special weekly Lenten services and adhere to old traditions...
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Showdown in South Africa?
In a little more than two months, on April 27, South Africa will make its final turn away from four decades of apartheid by holding its first elections in which blacks may vote. But this impressive stride toward democracy and majority rule has a downside....
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Six Relatives Sue Illinois Power over House Explosion
A suit filed Thursday against the Illinois Power Co. seeks more than $23 million for the relatives of a woman and her 11-month-old grandson who were killed in a house explosion in East Alton last month.The suit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court...
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Slick Flicks: Sports Films Provide Happy Endings, Profits
Everybody's doing it.The "it," in this case, refers to cheating. The context for the sentiment is the new Paramount Pictures release, "Blue Chips," which opens today. It's the story of desperate, down-on-his-luck Western University basketball coach Pete...
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Special District Reconsidered
Even before he has filed any legislation, state Sen. Jerry Howard has attracted a lot of attention with his speculation about whether Special School District of St. Louis County should be abolished. The Dexter Democrat says he is investigating the notion...
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Spill Puts Boitano out of Chase
Elvis and the dark horses are still very much here. It's Brian Boitano and the other favorites who have left the building.Trying to return to his Olympic glory after six years as a professional, 1988 champion Brian Boitano saw his medal hopes dashed...
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Sports Shorts
Byrdsong Cites Stress, Expects To Come Back</P><P>Northwestern basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong said that stress caused him to ask for a leave of absence and that he expects to return to the team.</P><P>In his first public...
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Striking a Balance on Forest Park's Future
The recent Forest Park summit began an open process for determining the future of the park. There was consensus on many key elements of a master plan. But a shared vision for the park still needs to be found. The opinions of open-space advocates and...
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The Best Time to Figure Taxes Is Right Now
"I simply got caught up in the spirit and excitement of the Winter Olympics and haven't had a chance.""I can't think about them because of all the suspense over the Academy Awards.""Only the passing of April Fool's Day seems to motivate me."None of the...
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The Place to Be: Kerrigan, Harding Meet on Practice Ice
Among the hundreds of people who showed up for the Most Famous Figure Skating Practice in Olympic Games history was Chicago White Sox vice chairman Eddie Einhorn."There are only two places in the world to be today, here and Sarasota for Michael Jordan's...
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U.S. Again All Tied Up after Rally
As he squirmed on the bench with no control over the game, goalie Garth Snow shut out the thought that a loss would leave the U.S. Olympic hockey team in a desperate situation."It doesn't really matter," he said after Thursday night's 3-3 tie with Canada....
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U.S. Finally Has a Policy on Bosnia, but Where Will It Lead?
The United States now has a policy on Bosnia. As a result, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has such a policy, too - for the moment - although Britain, Greece and possibly others in NATO are not really committed to that policy. NATO's policy also...
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U.S. Trade with Haiti America Bought Nearly 50 Pct. More, despite International Embargo
U.S. trade with Haiti rose sharply last year despite an international embargo - pushed by the United States.The United States bought $154.3 million worth of goods from Haiti, an increase of almost 50 percent over 1992, the Census Bureau announced Thursday....
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Utility Funds Squeezed by Shrinking Dividends
Mutual fund investors may be among the last to catch a stock market trend, but even they are turning their backs on utilities."I'm not getting as much new money as I did last year," said John Lennon, manager of the $1.4 billion utilities fund at the...
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Velcro Puts Media Mob in Danger
I'm riding with a bunch of other professional American journalists in a press bus. The driver has the radio turned up really loud; he's listening to the play-by-play of an Olympic event, probably cross country skiing. The announcers are very excited....
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