St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 15, 1994

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12 Are Slain in S. African Township
Assailants burst into a house in a black township and opened fire, killing 12 people, in a shocking return of the political violence that had virtually disappeared during the election last month.The killings took place Friday night in the violence-wracked...
40 YEARS AFTER RULING, CITY SCHOOLS ARE FAILING SOME STUDENTS OPT OUT; OTHERS HAVE NO CHOICE Series: BLACK, WHITE and BROWN 40 YEARS OF DESEGREGATION
FORTY YEARS after Brown vs. the Board of Education, many schools in St. Louis and other big cities offer education that is separate and manifestly unequal.At Beaumont High School, for example, 99 percent of the students are black. No one has a chance...
500,000 Now Believed Killed in Rwanda
Relief workers now fear that as many as 500,000 people may have been killed in the last two months in Rwanda - and the killings have not stopped.A senior aid official said Friday, "Our conservative estimate is that 500,000 people have been killed in...
A Disgusting Theme for Family Vacation
SUMMER VACATION is almost here: Soon it will be time for you parents to pile the kids into the car, show them how to work the ignition key, then watch them roar off down the street, possibly in reverse, as you head back into your house for two weeks...
Adventures in Venture Capital Brokerage Execs Investing in Hope
When Jerry Garbutt bought two St. Louis divisions of Storz Instrument Co. in January, he turned to the folks at Edward D. Jones & Co.Garbutt wasn't looking for investment advice from the national brokerage firm. He was seeking venture capital from its...
Adventures in Venture Capital Crunch Time: Soda Firm Got Help
Entrepreneurs Ted Kneidl and Michael A. Glorioso had launched their West End Products Co. in fabulous style.Their West End All Natural Soda Brew was getting rave reviews.Their distribution network for the fruity sodas was humming along.And their marketing...
After Brutal Spill, Winningest Woman Jockey Set for Comeback
Doctors said it was the kind of leg injury suffered by race-car drivers, or someone who's fallen from great height.Her ankle was rubble. Her sternum was hammered by a thousand pounds of flailing terror. Her left arm was cut, exposing bone. Her buttock...
. . . and the Ones for Flying with Your Children
IF YOU'RE FLYING with the kids, Delta Air Lines has some suggestions to help your trip go smoothly - and be fun.Plan ahead. For the lowest fares and best selection of flights, make your reservations early. Most air lines allows seat selection 60 days...
Anita Hill, Paula Jones: A Contrast
BACK TO SQUARE ONE. Once more, today's topic is a Post-Dispatch "agenda." Many readers regularly look for one - and often find it.The agenda used to be about support for legal abortion. Later, it was about siding with sexually harassed women - as...
An Opportunity to Get beyond Race
WHEN I WAS 9, I was bused into a whole new school and a whole new world.My all-black neighborhood school was overcrowded, and I was bused to an all-white school - Walbridge.While I had been used to walking to school, now I walked a block from home and...
Are You Tuned in to the '70S?
1. Three Dog Night sang about Jeremiah (both a bullfrog and a good friend), but who wrote the song?2. Who was Lynyrd Skynyrd? And why was his name spelled that way?3. Boz Scaggs went to high school with a guy whose band he later joined. Who?4. What was...
A Sexier `Streetcar' with a Cool Brando
FORTY-THREE years ago, the film version of Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," came to the playwright's old hometown. Post-Dispatch movie critic Myles Standish wrote in a generally adulatory review that the movie was "about as strong...
At 33, Bourque's Chances to Win Cup Are Running Out
When Raymond Bourque suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee March 22 against Quebec, he tried to look on the bright side.As is the nature of the Boston Bruins captain, who tries to find the positive in any situation, he knew...
A Taste of Santa Fe
Corrections: Correction Published: May 17, 1994 - Part of the recipe for halibut with tomatillo wine sauce was omitted from the St. Louis Gourmet feature on Ramon's Jalapeno in Sunday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch Magazine. The complete recipe will be published...
Baseball's Challenge: Use TV to Lift Image
Back when Ray Sadecki was a boy around Kansas City - before he pitched for the Cardinals in the 1960s and got his current job as San Francisco minor-league instructor - he fell in love with big-league baseball without having to see a game."I would have...
Before `Bridges': Waller's Early Works Return
Old Siongs In A New CafeBy Robert James Waller172 pages, Warner, $16.95BEFORE Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid, before Jellie Braden and Michael Tillman, Robert James Waller wrote about Georgia, Rachael, Roadcat and Orange Band - his wife, his daughter,...
Bernstein's `Candide'
IT'S HARD to imagine there will ever be a truly final version of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide."It's true that the 1988 version that on Saturday evening opens the season for Opera Theatre of St. Louis is the final version with which Bernstein had a personal...
Big Tickets: Major Events Are Fertile Ground for Travel Scams
THE DREAM VACATION for thousands of travelers will turn into a nightmare this summer when they realize that they've become victims of scams.According to the National Consumers League, Americans were conned out of some $1.5 billion last year through scams,...
BLACK, WHITE AND BROWN DESEGREGATION RULING ESTABLISHED A LEGAL LANDMARK, UNKEPT PROMISES Series: BLACK, WHITE and BROWN 40 Years of Desegregation SIDE BAR STORY
BROWN VS. THE BOARD of Education has probably changed the everyday lives of Americans more than any other U.S. Supreme Court decision of the century.The doctrine of "separate but equal" is dead in the law. But the practice is alive for many black children...
Breyer Nomination Stirs Outrage, Delight Liberal on Civil Rights, Conservative on Business
Stephen G. Breyer has a generally liberal record on civil rights, abortion and religious freedom, and more conservative views on antitrust matters, government regulation and criminal rights.That is the broad-brush portrait that emerges of the 55-year-old...
Briefs
EAST ST. LOUIS 23 New Police Officers Reporting For Training</P><P>East St. Louis will get 23 new police officers in a few weeks, the largest hiring ever by the city.</P><P>The group will bring the department's total to...
BROKEN PROMISE: BIAS PERSISTED AFTER SCHOOL DESEGREGATION Series: Black, White and Brown 40 Years of Desegregation Sidebar Story
EDGAR BURNETT THOUGHT his days as one of the first blacks to integrate Harris Teachers College in 1954 had gone well - until graduation, that is.On that night in January 1955, in the auditorium of Southwest High School, he recalled, "Everyone was excited,...
Can St. Louis Come Together, Pursue Rams?
The most frustrating thing about the St. Louis football mess is that we can't get our hands on it. So we can't fix it.In St. Louis, there are so many sparks shooting off in so many directions, it's difficult to get a firm handle on the problem.And that's...
Capturing Memories in a Perfume Bottle
FOR 165 YEARS the French perfume house of Guerlain has been selling the essence of rose, sandalwood, geranium and exotic jasmine in a bottle. But they've been selling something else, too."Seduction," said Robert Guerlain, fifth generation of the famed...
Cardinals Not Armed for Expos
The Cardinals' earned-run average is climbing to the mile-high club previously inhabited by the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs.The bolt hurled by the Montreal Expos at the Cardinals on Friday night in a 9-1 win caused the Cardinals' team ERA to rise...
Carnahan Adds Up Wins, Losses and Likes Result
It wasn't like the triumphant ending of last year's legislative session when Gov. Mel Carnahan pushed through a $315 million tax increase. This year he lost his big one, health care.But Carnahan's second year in office still proved to be a good one....
Carnahan Counts His Successes in Session Governor Loses Health Bill but Hits on Welfare, Crime
It wasn't the triumphant ending of last year. In his first year as governor, Gov. Mel Carnahan pushed through a $315 million tax increase. This year he lost his big one, health care.But Carnahan's second year in office still proved to be a good one....
Carnahan Mourns Health Bill
In a sermon laced with anger, Gov. Mel Carnahan blasted insurance lobbyists for the death Friday of his bill to revamp the state's health insurance system.Carnahan said the insurance industry misrepresented his plan by likening it to New Jersey's reform...
Carnahan Rips Health Insurance Lobbyists He Charges `Dishonesty' after Reform Plan Died
In a sermon laced with anger, Gov. Mel Carnahan blasted insurance lobbyists for the death of his bill to revamp the state's health insurance system.Carnahan said the insurance industry misrepresented his plan by likening it to New Jersey's reform plan....
Cemetery Disturbs Living and Dead Families' Heartache Grows as Strange Saga Unfolds for Graveyard near Lambert
For 16 years, Cecelia Luster faithfully visited her daughter's grave in Washington Park Cemetery. In September, she learned that the grave held the corpse of a 64-year-old man. She has no idea where her daughter's body lies.Workers have unearthed nearly...
Charles H. Houston He Trained the Lawyers Who Beat Jim Crow
The series of events that culminated in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision began 335 years previous when, in 1619, the first slave set foot on this soil. After the Civil War, and with the help of the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875, African-Americans...
Coleman Encouraged by 3 Pitchers' Efforts
Cardinals pitching coach Joe Coleman has found solace, encouragement even, in the fact his last three starting pitchers - Tom Urbani, Vicente Palacios and Rheal Cormier - all surrendered no more than three runs in their efforts.But, when a team's earned-run...
Create a Sun-Filled Garden
KANSAS MAY be the Sunflower State, but the entire Midwest is sunflower country, according to Chip Tynan of the Missouri Botanical Garden."What most people think about when they talk about sunflowers are the big, giant telephone pole-size with enormous...
Davies, Mallon Top Lpga Leaderboard
After lurking in the background through two rounds of the LPGA Championship, England's Laura Davies made her move Saturday.Davies, the leading money-winner on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour this year, shot a 2-under-par 69 and shares the...
Deaconess Sisters: Their Garb Symbolized Selfless Dedication
NOTE THE pictures of what the Deaconess Sisters call "The Garb." More than photographs of nurses' attire worn by the first of five generations of Deaconesses, they are an early Christian statement of the feminine protest that was to rock our nation...
Decorating and Advertising at the Same Time
WHEN I come into the office on Tuesday, one of the first things I do is discard what once was a carbon-paper copy and which now is an electronic copy of this column. I know the carbon paper existed because it got my fingers dirty; I'm not sure about...
Do I Really Have to Do Everything That Miss Manners Tells Me to Do?
MISS MANNERS IS SO used to hearing this whine from those seeking to dodge obvious and permanent social duties that she hardly bothers to listen to the rest of the question.She just knows that its going to be a horrid argument, such as "Do I really have...
Dynamic Duo Grandmother, Granddaughter Earn Diplomas on Same Day
Nearly 56 years after she entered Fontbonne College, Edith Patton, 73, got her degree Saturday afternoon.The event was doubly memorable for the Patton family. Edith Patton's oldest grandchild, Lisa Patton, 22, graduated summa cum laude in the same ceremony.At...
Earrings and More Earrings
The question about earrings is, do they defy the laws of nature and, even though they are inanimate objects, somehow manage to reproduce?Or does it only seem that way?No woman consciously plans to own so many pairs of earrings, it would take a supercomputer...
Even Optimists Cautious on Investing in S. Africa
Will the political tidal wave that swept Nelson Mandela into the presidency of the first multiracial, democratic government in South Africa be followed by a booming economic tidal wave?South Africans and the companies doing business there clearly hope...
Fashion Floats toward Summer
AMID CLOUDS of chiffon and sheer flapping sleeves, some New York designers are floating through spring. Others are sinking fast.This season, Ghost means spirit - and plenty of it. The design trio of Tanya Sarne, Angela Southwell and Sophia Malig have...
Fort Worth Pays Gang Leaders to Dissuade Others from Crime
City officials have come up with a different way to tame gang leaders: They put six of them on the city payroll and are paying them $10,608 a year to dissuade fellow gang members from crime.There was little dissension when the City Council passed the...
Good Work in Jefferson City
In a session marked by clear gains and a few disappointing losses, the Missouri General Assembly passed a major campaign finance reform bill and a tighter auto emission inspection bill for the St. Louis area, which should mean that the state will avoid...
Guerrero's '92 Record of 232 MPH Seems Safe
Al Unser Jr. easily topped the pole-winning speed of Arie Luyendyk for last year's Indianapolis 500 with his 228.011 mph average in Saturday's qualifying.A year ago, Luyendyk won the pole with an average speed of 223.967 mph.In Saturday's qualifying...
Guide Service: Stream of Helpful Tips Offered to Floaters
If it ever quits raining long enough, the Ozarks floating season will get under way.The ground is so saturated that even a small shower can put an Ozark stream temporarily into a bad mood. Floaters and livery operators alike could use a spell of dry...
Haiti's Puppet President
Haiti's ruling thug, Gen. Raoul Cedras, made his opinion of tightened international sanctions abundantly clear. In a taunting gesture of defiance, he arranged for the Parliament to name a new, provisional, presidential puppet, 80-year-old Emil Jonassaint....
Hall of Fame Bowler Nelson Burton Dies at 87
Nelson Burton, the first St. Louisan to be inducted into the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame, died Saturday (May 14, 1994). Mr. Burton, who was 87, had entered St. Luke's Hospital on Thursday after contracting pneumonia.Mr. Burton, who was born...
Harper, English Are Suspended
The New York Knicks' Derek Harper was suspended for two games and fined $15,000, and Jo Jo English of the Chicago Bulls was suspended for one game and fined $10,000 for their parts in a wild fight Friday night during Game 3 of their second-round playoff...
Hazelwood E. Girls Dominate at Mccluer
With some of the Suburban North Conference's top track athletes vying for sectional-round berths, the Missouri Class 4A district meet Saturday at McCluer High was a heart-thumping event marked by a hodgepodge of good, bad and ugly.Hazelwood East's girls,...
Hazelwood E. Qualifies 20 Girls
With some of the Suburban North Conference's top track athletes vying for sectional-round berths, the Missouri Class 4A district meet Saturday at McCluer High was a heart-thumping event marked by a hodgepodge of good, bad and ugly.Hazelwood East's girls,...
Holding on to Memories Memoirs Offer a Valuable View of Black Manhood
Parallel TimeGrowing Up in Black and WhiteBy Brent Staples274 pages, Pantheon, $23IN A CRITIQUE of Kody Scott's memoir, "Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gangmember," Brent Staples found fault with the publishing industry's - and by extension, America's...
In Good Faith Worship in the Lives of St. Louisans
Hindus chanting in Sanskrit before pictures of a blue-knecked God... Muslims kneeling on a carpeted floor at a shout of praise in Arabic... Quakers sitting in silence on creaky wooden chairs in a plain meeting room...Worship in St. Louis is full of grace.Every...
Insurance Rejections Spark Ire Battered Women Refused Coverage by Major Firms
Some of the nation's largest insurers routinely deny life, health and other insurance coverage to women who have been beaten by their husbands, say women's rights activists.Some insurers say their practices are designed in part to protect battered women...
INTEGRATION MEANT DEMOTIONS FOR BLACKS Series: Black, White and Brown 40 Years of Desegregation Sidebar Story
ON JUNE 2, 1955, Melvin A. Washington shook the hand of the last Franklin High School graduate in St. Charles, hung up his robe and wondered how he would continue his dream of educating children.The St. Charles School Board was closing Franklin, where...
Isiah the Smile of an Angel, the Heart of an Assasin
A few pictures and framed letters hang on the walls of my office at home.One of them is on a Detroit Pistons letterhead, dated May 16, 1985.In part it reads:"Just wanted to send you a note thanking you for all the coverage during the playoffs and regular...
Israelis Quit Birthplace of Intifada
Crowds of jubilant Palestinians streamed into Jebalya's police station Saturday after Israeli soldiers left in the early morning darkness from the teeming refugee camp where the intifada began.But to some, limited self-rule in the Gaza Strip and the...
It's a Control Issue Salt-N-Pepa Fights for (and Gets) Artistic Say-So
WHEN the song "Shoop" became a smash hit for Salt-N-Pepa recently, it represented more than just another in a growing line of successful songs for the female hip hop group. It vindicated the decision of the group to fight for artistic control of its...
Jordan Tries to Fit in but Realizes He Never Really Will
He wants badly, almost desperately, just to be one of the guys, to be another indistinguishable minor-league baseball player trying to make it to "The Show."But when you have been the story for so many years, it's not easy to just blend in. Not when...
Judge Frees $10 Million Agent Orange Fund for Veterans
A federal judge has ordered that a $10 million fund set aside for possible claims involving Agent Orange be transferred to a program aiding veterans and their families.The order signals the end of litigation from use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War....
Judgeship Pick Is Pride of Oklahoma Town
Seventeen years after arriving in St. Louis, the pride of Hobart, Okla., has gone from knowing no one to enjoying a powerful politician's backing for a U.S. District Court seat.Catherine Perry, who retains her Sooner State twang, is House Majority Leader...
Judicial Usurpation and Death
Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who gasses willing people to death in the back of his van, stalks Michigan and dominates the assisted-suicide debate. His acquittal by a Michigan jury has raised alarms, and rightly so. But equally ominous is a court ruling issued...
Kukoc Saves Bulls as Pippen Sits in Win over NY
Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson had an argument at the worst possible time; the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks had a wild fight, and Toni Kukoc had another game-winning shot in a memorable night of playoff basketball.Kukoc hit a 19-foot turnaround...
Legal Challenges Looming for Three Bills That Legislature Passed
One byproduct of the 1994 legislative session will be lawsuits.Two bills the Legislature approved are likely to generate court challenges, and a third guarantees one. The issues are: Campaign Finance ReformOn Friday, l lawmakers approved a campaign-finance...
Legal Challenges Looming for Three Bills That Passed
One byproduct of the 1994 legislative session will be lawsuits.Two bills the Legislature approved are likely to generate court challenges, and a third guarantees one.The three issues deal with limits on campaign contributions and expenditures, with stricter...
Lenny, with Affection and Honesty
WHEN Leonard Bernstein died in 1990 at 72, he left his fans the memory of a still-young man - "Cut down in the prime of youth," was his own sarcastic suggestion for a eulogy.Most music lovers remember him as the 25-year-old "Lenny" who became an overnight...
Looking Ahead: Young Adults Fear Social Insecurity
In the 1960s, college students denounced everyone over the age of 30, and the Vietnam War drove a wedge between twentysomethings and their parents.Thirty years later, a new generational battle rages - this time over Social Security and budget deficits....
Love Bugs Coat Florida Highways, Smear Vehicles
In Indian River County, Deputy Chris Gregory calls it "the black snow." Truck driver Sherman Bowlin calls it "the plague."It is the bumper crop of love bugs smearing grilles and windshields.Round One of the 1994 love bug season is the worst in years,...
Making Modern Life Hospitable to Kids
Children FirstBy Penelope Leach303 Pages, Knopf, $22HOW DO I describe a book that I would like to send immediately to my representative in Congress, President Clinton, the governors of the 50 states and to all my friends who have young children? In her...
Maple Leafs Tank Cinderella Sharks
Two goals by Wendel Clark and outstanding goaltending by Felix Potvin gave Toronto a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night in the seventh game of their Western Conference semifinal series.The Maple Leafs advance to the National Hockey...
Miss the '70S? No Problem. Summer Concerts Are Just the Ticket for Those Who Remember the Good Old Days) and Those Who Are Too Young to Remember)
THE CALENDAR may say 1994, but judging by the concerts coming to St. Louis this summer, it might as well be 1974.So far, with the exception of Pink Floyd, nearly all the big-name '70s acts that announced tours this summer will be making appearances in...
Months of Legwork Led to Arrest of Three Policemen
Palms were wet and mouths dry among the dozen or so police officers and federal agents as they prepared to swoop down on two St. Louis cops carrying what they thought was $150,000 worth of cocaine.The two officers had just robbed two drug dealers of...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
America loves a good blood-letting, which is why the World Toughman Championship on May 20 in Las Vegas is such a popular spectacle.The concept is brilliant: Mix a bunch of huge, violent but haphazardly trained "fighters" into a sort-of boxing competition...
`My Breast' Finds Humor in Crisis
GIVEN a title with the boldness of "My Breast," Meredith Baxter intends her newest television showcase to be just as frank.Baxter doubles as co-executive producer of Sunday's CBS drama (8 p.m. on Channel 4), based on the autobiographical book by journalist...
National City at Business Crossroads Adult Club Dancing at the Door of Cash-Poor Company Town
The business of National City has always been hogs and cows and sheep. It was horses and mules, too, in the old days.Now someone new wants to go into the business of women - women dancing nearly naked, women frolicking in hot tubs, women serving drinks...
Negatives Knocked out Babbitt, Arnold
If Bill Clinton had chosen Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for the Supreme Court, the president would have shot himself in the political foot.Arkansas jurist Richard Arnold's health problem was the main reason he wasn't chosen. In addition, White House...
New Plunger Device May Outperform Cpr but FDA Halts Testing, Cites Permission Issue
Heart attack victims treated with a device resembling a toilet plunger were almost twice as likely to survive than those who received standard CPR, says a new study.Researchers called the results promising even though they were statistically insignificant,...
Nobody Pays for Past Glory
THE RECENT "NEWS" that a local real estate firm - the Mills Group - bought the Merchants-Laclede Building for $250,000 went largely unnoted.The sales price translates into $2.50 a square foot, which is about what a person would pay for warehouse space....
Our Own like Errors and Ill Deservings
Some argue that history never repeats itself, that every event carves a new record separate and distinct from anything gone before. Perhaps so. But last week, several fresh events seem to remind us - more than a little bit - of the past.Panama: The political...
Pacers Bounce Back; Jazz Rocks Nuggets
With Rik Smits inside and Reggie Miller outside, the Indiana Pacers needed less than 34 minutes Saturday to prove they weren't all that bad.That's how much time it took the Pacers to score their first 69 points - equaling their total in setting a playoff...
People
From our Department of Sauce for the Goose:Entertainment Weekly has uncovered a new category of actor, The Himbo, defined as "leading men with brains lighter than air."The magazine turns its cover over to four such Himbos, all from "Melrose Place": GRANT...
People
The Mayflower Madam, the Pilgrim descendant who gained notoriety as former head of an exclusive call-girl service, got married Saturday - in a formal church service.SYDNEY BIDDLE BARROWS married DARNAY HOFFMAN, a legal historian and television producer."Sydney...
Physical Strain Can Burst Eye Vessel
Dear Dr. Donohue: Why would an eye vessel just pop, causing a mean, bloody looking mark in the white? There's no pain. This has happened a couple of times to me. I've been to three doctors, who all concur that I have healthy eyes, and this is something...
Planning a Second Wedding in Florida
Q. My fiance and I plan to marry this summer. It's the second marriage for both of us, so we don't want the fuss of a big wedding and reception here at home. We'd rather spend the money to go to some nice place in Florida that arranges weddings and honeymoons....
Plenty of Concerts at Smaller Venues
WITH ALL the big-name acts coming to the Riverport Amphitheatre in Earth City this summer, it's easy to overlook other national rock bands stopping at smaller venues in St. Louis, as well as performances by good regional and local bands.DON'T! Besides...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSVenice: Police arrested Lennil L. Johnson Saturday in the killing of...
Presto Changeo: Gms Hope for Magic Touch in Shake-Ups
As the National Hockey League's Final Four frenzy begins, the other 22 teams are immersed in self-examination. Players are being graded and trade strategies formulated.Blues general manager Ron Caron figures the Blues need to add four new players by...
Reservations at Most Popular National Parks Are Hard to Come By
IF YOUR SUMMER vacation plans call for a sleepover at one of the top 10 most visited national parks, try to book lodgings now, because it already may be too late.Most popular are: Great Smoky Mountains (Tennessee and North Carolina), Grand Canyon (Arizona),...
Reunions
Aquinas High: The class of 1974 is planning a 20-year reunion for July 8 and 9. Information: Marcy Cahalin Becher, 947-9913.Belleville Township High-East: The class of 1984 is planning a 10-year reunion for July 30. Information: BTHS-East, Class of 1984,...
Revving Up: Indianapolis Offers More Than a 500-Mile Race
`GENTLEMEN . . ."The lady appears to be in her 80s, and she uses a walker. A shy person by nature, each year she stands before a bank of microphones and 450,000 people to say the four most famous words in auto racing.". . . start your . . ."Across the...
Right, Left: Ozzie Leads March 2nd Homer in 2 Days Keys Cards
Just when you think you've seen it all . . .Saturday's Cardinals game against the Montreal Expos was the 2,381st of Ozzie Smith's career. But this one will stand out above most others because Smith ventured into previously uncharted territory.For the...
Rwanda Deaths May Be 500,000 U.N. Considers Force for Kigali; U.S. Wants Troops in Border Areas First
Relief workers now fear that as many as 500,000 people may have been killed in the last two months in Rwanda - and the killings have not stopped.A senior aid official said Friday, "Our conservative estimate is that 500,000 people have been killed in...
Sanctions Hurt Iraqi Car Owners Vehicles Limp along; Spare Parts Are Rare
At night, one resident in Baghdad wraps chains around his car, locks them in place and alternates guard duty with his sons until dawn.Another resident removes the car battery and other electrical parts to lock them in his house a yard away. If he goes...
Sanctions in Haiti Hit Florida `We're Being Squeezed to Death,' Says Importer
From Sam Benson's lingerie to Maria Assali's orchids, from Joseph Santana's mangoes to Emil Blanchard's sportswear, the tightening U.S. embargo against Haiti is paralyzing business - in Florida."We're being squeezed to death," said Santana, a mango importer...
Scars Can Be Made Less Visible
"Please, doctor, sew it up without making a scar."It's a plea heard over and over by Mark Labowe, chief of the division of plastic surgery at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center in California. And it's impossible, he tells patients.There will always...
Seeing Things in a New Light
AN OLD WOMAN'S FACE GLOWS above a candle she has just lighted in the Church of San Francesca in Fiesole. She stands, neither praying nor moving, content to watch the candle burn and catch its warmth.Her daughter stands at the door and calls, "Mama. Subito."But...
SEGREGATION, SHOW-ME STYLE BROWN VS. BOARD WAS ALMOST ARNOLD VS. KIRKWOOD Series: Black, White and Brown 40 Years of Desegregation Sidebar Story
ST. LOUIS SEGREGATED its schools for 117 years, which is a lot longer than Dixie did.Even so, when state-ordered segregation ended here, it sank with hardly a ripple. No mobs marched; no politician blocked a schoolhouse door. Parents of black students...
Selling a Product You Can't Describe
THE GUERLAIN company has made some 300 fragrances in the last century and a half. Only about a dozen remain: Shalimar, Samsara, Mitsouko, Jardins de Bagatelle, L'Heure Bleue, Jicky, Chamade, Vol de Nuit, Parure, Nahema, Apres L'Ondee, Chant d'Aromes...
Slatkin, Orchestra, Voices Are Spectacular on Faust Piece by Berlioz
Hector Berlioz subtitled his "Damnation of Faust" a "dramatic legend," but the work is certainly operatic in scope, and it seemed operatic in all its musical detail during Friday evening's performance in Powell Hall.Berlioz's treatment of the Faust story...
Smithsonian to Show Relic of Civil Rights
On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students sat down at an all-white lunch counter at the Woolworth's store in Greensboro, N.C. - and helped energize the civil rights movement.Now that counter is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution.The Smithsonian's...
Some Caribbean Refugees Still Are Welcomed to Our Shores
ON THE DAY of the eclipse, the sun came up red and fiery in a cloudless sky. It was windless on the grassy bonefish flats and even far out to sea the Atlantic was glassy calm.By 8 o'clock, as the fishing charters headed out, it was already 80 degrees....