St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 20, 1994

2–M M–W
2 Killed and 4 Wounded in Shootings Saturday
Two people were killed and four were wounded in six shootings Saturday.Lawrence Lacey, 17, of the 1300 block of North Market Street, was the first victim. He was pronounced dead at 12:06 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis University Medical Center, shortly after...
4 Pianists Do Justice to Legend
It's rare to see four grand pianos on stage at one time, but that was the setup Friday evening at Washington University's Edison Theater for the performance of the Contemporary Piano Ensemble.And it was even rarer and more wonderful to hear four of the...
5th Liddell to Be Magnet Grad but Mother Calls for Non-Magnet Schools to Do a Better Job
Minnie Liddell, one of the black parents who filed the St. Louis desegregation suit nearly 22 years ago, has sent all five of her children to magnet schools.This spring, Liddell's youngest, Michael, will graduate from Central Visual and Performing Arts....
Adoption Story Stirred Emotions
SURPRISINGLY, THE LEADING STORY on last Sunday's front page divided readers sharply into two camps. They loved it or they hated it.I say "surprisingly" because I don't recall a story that has brought so sharp a division in praise and denunciation - not...
A Father in the Eye of the Law
Michael Landy only wanted to be a father to his daughter. He spent seven years and $65,000 in an unsuccessful effort to recover his daughter, a story told compellingly last Sunday by Post-Dispatch reporter Martha Shirk. Mr. Landy's wishes were frustrated...
Ah, Wilderness
THIRTY YEARS AGO Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. Along with the National Park Service Act of 1916 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973, the Wilderness Act was considered one of the most enlightened acknowledgments of our need for...
An Appreciation of Nature's Gifts Bly Collects Stafford's Best Work
THE DARKNESS AROUND US IS DEEPSelected Poems of William StaffordEdited by Robert Bly138 pages, HarperCollins, $12 paperTHE POET William Stafford (1914-1993), who was born in Kansas and later lived and taught in Oregon, had a particularly strong impact...
A New Activism Confronts 10 Years of Failure on Homelessness
To house the homeless, Seattle is taxing property owners $50 million. Portland, Ore., is shrinking the size of its shelters.To clear the homeless off the streets, San Francisco is making arrests by the hundreds.A decade after homelessness became a curse...
An Unbalanced Proposal
Testifying last week in favor of Sen. Paul Simon's proposed constitutional amendment to mandate a balanced budget, William Sprague, president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation said, "As a farmer, I have to balance my own budget and pay back whatever...
A Quest for Identity by Blacks and Jews
I have been spending a good deal of my time in recent months at Fisk University in Nashville working on a book about that extraordinary and perplexing institution.While going through the archives at Fisk's Special Collection, I ran across an article...
Arkansas Plays like No. 1 in Second Half
Corliss Williamson, who played only five minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, scored 19 points in the second half and No. 1 Arkansas pulled away from Mississippi for a 90-73 victory Saturday night in the Southeastern Conference.Mississippi...
Around the Venues
SWISS 1-2 IN BOBSLED; AMERICANS 12TH, 14TH</P><P>Some good news for Switzerland at the Winter Games - at last.</P><P>Burly bricklayer Reto Goetschi thundered down the bobsled track in a brilliant Olympic debut Saturday and set...
Art or Not? Sometimes Fakes Even Fool the Experts
EXCEPT FOR headline-making thefts such as that of Edvard Munch's' hallowed painting "The Scream" recently, the best way for art to get its name in the paper is to be involved with fakery. The history of art and its association with the law is full of...
A Star on Ice, Blues' Janney Shuns Spotlight
The jammed parking lot and the throng of people outside the discount department store should have tipped off Craig Janney that he had gone to the wrong place.Of his Blues teammates, only Brett Hull, Curtis Joseph and Brendan Shanahan would draw that...
At a Glance
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OTHER GAMESEric Eberz scored six points in the second overtime period to help Villanova to a 93-88 Big East win over slumping Pittsburgh. The Panthers (13-10, 7-8) have lost five consecutive games. Villanova (12-9, 8-6) has won six straight....
At a Glance
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OTHER GAMESEric Eberz scored six points in the second overtime period to help Villanova to a 93-88 Big East win over slumping Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Panthers (13-10, 7-8) have lost five consecutive games. Villanova (12-9, 8-6) has...
A Toast and a Roast for the Media Person of the Year
ST. LOUIS' own Golden Boy of broadcast journalism, Bob Costas was honored on the night of Feb. 10 at the Ritz Carlton as Media Person of the Year.The award is the most distinguished given by the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. The party benefits...
Atrium Is Another Suncatcher
THE ULTIMATE in bringing the outdoors in is the atrium, older than the Roman Empire, but modern as tomorrow. In ancient Rome, the pater familia constructed his home to turn inward to a sunny courtyard around which the entire household life revolved....
At River Kwai Bridge, the Bitterness Lingers British Veterans Refuse Japanese Offer to Meet
Japanese army veterans, in atonement for World War II atrocities, knelt Saturday at the graves of Allied prisoners who built a bridge on the River Kwai. But the Japanese were shown no forgiveness by a group of former prisoners.The Japanese group prayed...
At the Theater
An Enemy of the People: Henrik Ibsen's far-sighted play about pollution of natural resources and of people is as strong today as it was in 1883. Daren Kelly is powerful as the idealistic doctor and Howard Witt pairs brilliantly with him as his brother,...
Billikens Jump Nit Ship, Refuel NCAA 'Wagon
Not to suggest that the officiating was lousy or anything, but to Charlie Spoonhour and St. Louis U., the three refs working Saturday's game must have looked like Jud Perkins, Ed Trusheim and Chuck Knight. It was unnerving.The Billikens didn't get many...
Bills Push Past UAB 73-72 Ot Win before 18,033 Puts Brakes on Slu's Slide
Find one of the 18,033 basketball fans who screamed at The Arena on Saturday afternoon. Ask about his or her most lasting impression of St. Louis University's 73-72 overtime victory against Alabama-Birmingham.If any voice remained, the fan might mention:"A...
Black Greeks Met Here to End Hazing
Five years ago, eight national black fraternities and sororities met in St. Louis to figure out how to prevent incidents like the death of Michael A. Davis last week at Southeast Missouri State University, laid to hazing.At the meeting, called Greek...
Blair Is Good as Gold Skater Wins 4th Olympic Title
With Bonnie Blair, there is no tragedy, no drama, no angst on ice.There is only history.On Saturday, she showed up at speed skating's new mecca - an indoor rink topped by the upturned hull of a Viking ship. In the crowd were 60 of her relatives and friends...
Blair Is Good as Gold Skater Wins 4th Olympic Title
There was no heart-wrenching drama Saturday afternoon at the Viking Ship Olympic Hall. No sobs, no surprises, no redemption.It all went quite as expected, like clockwork.Bonnie Blair won the gold medal in the 500-meter speed skating race.She stood on...
Blazers' Defense a Test Bills' 3-Point Attack Gears Up Just in Time
After an exasperating campaign that included two nightmarish encounters with Alabama-Birmingham's defense last season, St. Louis University knew what was coming Saturday in its crucial Great Midwest Conference game at The Arena.Even then, the Billikens...
Blazers' Defense Is a Test for Billikens
After an exasperating campaign that included two nightmarish encounters with Alabama-Birmingham's defense last season, St. Louis University knew what was coming Saturday in its crucial Great Midwest Conference game at The Arena.Even then, the Billikens...
`Boesman and Lena' Is Biting Tale of South African Oppression
They are bone-weary and old before their time. They have lived in a series of shanty towns, in a series of tin shacks, watched the white men's bulldozers grind them into trash, scrabbled in the ruins for a few unsmashed possessions, loaded them on their...
Bradley Fills Up Again on Home Cooking
Deon Jackson scored 17 points and Roger Suchy added 15 to lead Bradley to its 17th consecutive home victory, 70-61 over Wichita State on Saturday.The victory kept the Braves (17-5 overall) atop the Missouri Valley Conference at 12-3. The Shockers (8-15,...
Briefs
WORLD FRANCE Riot Police Contain March By Miners</P><P>Riot police blocked thousands of French miners from marching to the National Assembly in Paris on Saturday in a protest against new cutback plans for their already shrunken industry.</P><P>It...
Brother's Love Helped Mold Jablonski into an Nhl Goalie
When he was 2, Pat Jablonski was a goalie - whether he knew it or not.By then, Bobby was 9. And, older brothers being what they are, Bobby would bundle Pat in pads, gloves and the rest of the paraphernalia worn by hockey's last line of defense. He would...
Campus Learns to Make Do Quake Forces Faculty, Students to Improvise
Tracy Gustafson taught her Math 094A class next to a stop sign on the campus of California State University at Northridge, amid the rattle of jackhammers and the billow of construction dust.The algebra class was to have met in one of 400 trailers hastily...
Carr's Dish: Playground Ball, Car Jumping, Break Dancing
A bellman named Mac was Chuck Carr's unofficial trainer a few years ago. This winter it has been a bartender named Jody Crilley, who has two earrings and a tattoo and loves baseball.With Crilley's help, Carr's offseason has been as casual and refreshing...
Cashing out ATM Firm Leaves Silicon Valley for Missouri
From her office, Victoria Roberts looks out upon acres of picturesque meadows and woods, ponds stocked with bass, and cardinals, squirrels and bobwhite quail nibbling at feeders.It's a far cry from the suburban sprawl of Silicon Valley, where Roberts'...
Cassels' Late Goal Lifts Whalers over Rangers
Andrew Cassels broke a tie with 34 seconds remaining, lifting the Hartford Whalers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.Cassels then assisted on Pat Verbeek's empty-net goal with 6 seconds to go as the Whalers stunned the National...
Clinton Takes Swing at Japan in Trade Talks
At least nobody vomited. That's the best that can be said about the recent trade talks between President Bill Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa.Like George Bush's flu-tainted trip to Tokyo two years ago, the talks were a failure....
Clinton: U.S. Ready to Attack `We Are Prepared to Act' Sunday Night in Bosnia If Serbs Don't Move Weapons
President Bill Clinton warned Saturday that U.S. warplanes may go on attack in Bosnia on Sunday night and that U.S. casualties could result.Clinton said recent signs that Serb forces are lifting their siege of Sarajevo are "encouraging" but emphasized...
Closer to Campaign Reform
The Missouri Senate has finished work on a campaign finance bill that makes a good-faith effort to put a lid on contributions to candidates for public office. If enacted, this bill (or its House counterpart) would be a decent first step toward damming...
Cold War Crash Site Is Hot Topic Three-Year Campaign Discloses Plane Carried Unarmed Atom Bomb
On Aug. 5, 1950, the crash of a B-29 bomber in Solano County could be felt 30 miles away, and its legacy included the naming of the Air Force base after one of the 19 victims, Brig. Gen. Robert Travis.But the recent disclosure of its secret cargo - an...
Confessions of a 10 O'clock Scholar
"Are you awake?" he said."Unhh?" I said.I admit I'm no live wire at home. But when I'm curled into a ball, my eyes are screwed shut, and I'm drooling slightly, that's usually a sign I'm asleep.Another sign should have been that it was 4:30 a.m.Unfortunately,...
CPA Candidates to Get Board Certificates
The Missouri State Board of Accountancy has announced that the following candidates have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant's Examination administered in November.These people will receive certificates from the Missouri State Board of Accountancy...
Credit Unions Cash Course for Children
Children can get and spend with the best of them. In central Brooklyn, there is a movement to help them become financially responsible.The Central Brooklyn Youth Credit Union, one of 11 such projects awarded grants by the National Federation of Community...
Cycles of Rage: Up from the Streets of Black America
MAKES ME WANNA HOLLERA Young Black Man in AmericaBy Nathan McCall416 pages, Random House, $23NATHAN McCALL, a reporter for the Washington Post, has produced an autobiography that is both poignant and disturbing. It is so not only because of the vicissitudes...
Daytona 500 Lineup
The lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500, with car and qualifying speed, where applicable, in mph (positions 3 through 30 earned in 125-mile qualifying races):1. Loy Allen Jr., Raleigh, N.C., Ford Thunderbird, 190.158.2. Dale Earnhardt, Doolie, N.C., Chevrolet...
Discrimination in City Schools Lives on but Basis Is Magnet Schools, Not Race
Christina Galvin and Tresha Carter both go to public high schools in St. Louis. Both dream of going to college and becoming lawyers.But that's where the similarity ends. Christina goes to a magnet school; Tresha does not.Since 1983, the St. Louis School...
Dressing the Part: Sparkles, Spandex and Sizzle on Ice
ON FASHION'S food chain, figure-skating outfits are considered a petit four, falling somewhere between Las Vegas showgirl get-ups and circus regalia. Consisting of a yard or two of stretch fabric, a few wisps of chiffon and a heap of sparkles, they sometimes...
Dreyfus Affair Wound Reopens Army Reservist Dismissed for Article That Many View as Revisionist
A century has passed since the French army framed Alfred Dreyfus, young Jewish captain, on a charge of passing secrets to the Germans, convicted him in a private court-martial and shipped him off to Devil's Island for life.Everyone involved in the episode...
Earnhardt Is Target at Daytona
Love him or hate him, everybody will be watching Dale Earnhardt in Sunday's Daytona 500.His fans, and they are legion, desperately want their hero to win the big prize that has eluded him for 15 years.Earnhardt's detractors - and there seem to be just...
Earthquake Leaves la Area a Bad Case of Bad Behavior
It's all right now to turn the freeway shoulder into an extra lane and whiz by more polite commuters.And it's all right to ignore a long queue for an off-ramp, race ahead and try to jam into the lane at the front. Also:When crowding into a Metrolink...
Employees of IRS Find Loophole Big Enough to Park Their Cars In
The bean counters at the Internal Revenue Service know how to take advantage of wrinkles in the tax rules.They have figured out how top IRS officials can avoid paying hundreds of dollars in extra taxes this year to cover the value of parking free in...
Fallen Warrior Plans Expedited Return
Sarunas Marciulionis of the Golden State Warriors is expected to miss the entire season with a torn ligament in his right knee. Marciulionis, however, has other plans.He wants to defy the odds and return to the team in time for this year's playoffs,...
Family of Missouri Gravediggers Does the Work by Hand
Everett Townlain has never used weather as an excuse not to work. When people die, gravediggers dig."And there ain't no stopping that," Townlain said and smiled a toothless grin. "It's work, and it's just as bad one way as the other - hot weather, cold...
Fast-Moving Action on and off the Court
"BLUE CHIPS" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:39.THIS college-basketball movie comes on like a Shaq Attack, making up in quickness and slam-dunk muscularity what it lacks in continuity.Much of it is hard to believe or underexplained - like how the veteran...
For Non-Geeks: What Are Your Tax Tips?
Help ordinary taxpayers "beat the system" by sending us YOUR tip. Send anything that might be helpful, including a photograph of the IRS commissioner naked.TODAY I AM announcing the first-ever Amateur Tax Tips Contest, featuring an exciting prize as...
Freshmen Set Pace for No. 2 Tar Heels
Freshman Jeff McInnis scored a season-high 16 points and No. 2 North Carolina went on a 19-2 second-half run and held Virginia without a basket for more than 11 minutes in a 69-56 victory Saturday.The Tar Heels (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) played...
From Bleak to Sweet to Baring Soul
ARECENT Mike Leigh retrospective at Webster University began with "Bleak Moments" (1971). It ended with "Life Is Sweet" (1991).That progression of titles might suggest a 20-year journey from despair to delight, unless you actually saw the movies and...
Fun with Food
THE LINOLEUM border has been crossed.Miniature forks dangle from ear lobes. Suspended knives and spoons tinkle with every breath of wind. Beeswax candles assume the shape of asparagus, corn and red peppers. A string of chili pepper lights circles the...
Glass Acts
PROVERB: People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.Having spent a chunk of frigid, gloomy January visiting people in their glass houses - greenhouses, conservatories and an atrium - we found them a nonviolent lot. Hardly likely to throw...
Gloomy, Popular Inspector Morse
`HE'S a miserable sod, isn't he?" says British author Colin Dexter of his most famous creation, Oxford Chief Inspector Morse. "He's awfully pessimistic about the future of the universe, but then, I thought all of us were. I certainly am. I suppose he's...
Gonzalez's Dedication to His Homeland Touches Hearts
VEGA BAJA, Puerto Rico - The woman, ominous scabs on her arms and legs, ran frantically toward visitors to the squalid neighborhood of Alto de Cuba."Do you want to know how much we love him?" the woman asked. "I'll show you."She produced a gourd-like...
Good Morning, Vietnam St. Louisan Is a Trailblazer for Trade
Being a scout is never easy-- particularly when no one else wants to follow you in. Just ask William E. Franke, president of The Gannon Cos. of St. Louis.Franke is one of the few trailblazers for American companies going into Vietnam. He was there five...
Grandmama: Johnson Doesn't Play like It
He is an NBA All Star, a Rookie of the Year and a college player of the year, drafted No. 1 into the pros.He plays like an old lady.He recently signed the biggest contract in U.S. sports history.He wears dresses.That's right. And hats, too. They look...
Hats off for Hat Stands
EVERYONE WORE a hat when they dressed to go visiting in the 19th century. And the hats were large and required special care when not being worn. A clever Victorian housewife must have been the first to realize that a hook near the front door was the...
Having a Single Kidney Is Nothing for Her to Worry About
Dear Dr. Donohue: After a kidney infection when I was a child, it was learned that I was born with but one kidney. My doctor said the kidney I had was healthy and a little larger than normal. Now I am 30 and am interested in taking good care of the kidney....
Hazelwood East Repeats Class 4a Championship
Hazelwood East High's wrestlers huddled around coach Jim Paulsen at the Hearnes Center on Saturday night."Great job, guys," Paulsen proclaimed amid a sea of maroon. `For the seniors, we'll miss you. For those coming back, let's do it again. On three...
Helping Hand
The tuition assistance fund at Good Shepherd School for Children has received $3,600 from the Whitaker Foundation.Venture Stores Inc. has donated $3,000 to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The gift pays for study guides used by the company's Imaginary...
Helping Homeless in 1990s New Activism Must Confront Years of Failure
To house the homeless, Seattle is taxing property owners $50 million. Portland, Ore., is shrinking the size of its shelters.To clear the homeless off the streets, San Francisco is making arrests by the hundreds.A decade after homelessness became a curse...
Herzog Won't Shut Door on Managing
When spring training began the other day in both Florida and Arizona venues, Whitey Herzog was not a part of it, and he didn't seem all that sure that he missed it.Herzog, who recently yielded his job as California Angels general manager a few months...
Higgins, Polk Are Up for Highway Post
FOR OPENERS: Former U.S. Attorney Steve Higgins, now a barrister with Thompson & Mitchell, and Charles Polk, a partner at Husch & Eppenberger, are said to be the prime contenders to be successor to contractor Harry Morley on the Missouri Highway Commission,...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: It is so time-consuming to clean miniblinds one at a time, but there's a film that won't dust off. Can they be taken down and put in soapy water in the bathtub or will the water damage the cord?You can clean them in the bathtub, but be...
Howard's Record Performance Boosts Smsu
Melody Howard tied a National Collegiate Athletic Association record by hitting 11 3-point shots as Southwest Missouri State beat Drake 79-57 Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference game.The record was set earlier this season by Danielle Viglione of...
Howard Ties NCAA Mark as Smsu Wins
Melody Howard equaled a National Collegiate Athletic Association record by hitting 11 3-point shots as Southwest Missouri State beat Drake 79-57 Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference game.The record was set last month by Danielle Viglione of Texas...
How to Avoid Singing Those Jet-Lag Blues
WHAT EVERY transatlantic traveler needs is an easy remedy for jet lag - those droopy, washed-out blahs that plague almost everyone for a few days after an overnight flight to Europe. A former airline executive, who has made more than 100 trips across...
In Abilene, Kansas, It's Easy to See That the Locals Really like Me
Ab-oh-lene, Ab-oh-lene,Prettiest town I ever seen,Women there don't treat you meanIn Ab-oh-lene!MOST OF US have heard that song, but it has nothing to do with Abilene - either the one in Kansas or the one in Texas. The song's writer confessed, a few...
In Foreign Policy, Women's Influence Grows
"They're not . . . going to understand throw-weights or what is happening in Afghanistan or what is happening in human rights." Donald Regan, White House chief of staff, on women's attention to the Reagan-Gorbachev summit, 1985.</P><P>EIGHT...
Institutional Investors Find Money in Growing Trees
In a scene reminiscent of the movie "Jurassic Park," a customized bulldozer called a "sawhead feller" moves into the forest here like a mechanized dinosaur. It grabs a 70-foot pine tree with its steel teeth and, shaking the tree like a little flower,...
Integrated School Shortchanged Roosevelt-Southwest High Gets Nothing in Desegregation Budget
When Treva and Rickie Valdez decided to move their son, Kelvin, from his Catholic school to Roosevelt-Southwest High School, they didn't know he was joining an educational underclass.Roosevelt-Southwest is the only integrated regular high school in the...
Italians Block U.S. Hockey Path after Loss to Swedes
After rallying to salvage ties in its first three Olympic games, the U.S. hockey team finally dug itself a hole so deep Saturday that it couldn't climb back out.Down 4-1 to Sweden after two periods, the United States twice cut the lead to one goal in...
It's Best to Code Scintillating Secrets
Dear Miss Manners: I have been keeping a journal of my private thoughts and innermost feelings for the past 15 years.I have filled about six notebooks, which I occasionally look back on for historical reference and to see how I have grown.While my diaries...
Jefferies Gets Big Bucks, but Expects to Get Boot after '94
After only one year with the team, Gregg Jefferies has become the highest-paid Cardinal in history. After this season, however, he may be history.Neither Jefferies, who was awarded $4.6 million in an arbitration case, nor agent Seth Levinson expect Jefferies...
Joseph Rescues Blues Bruins Blast Away but Cujo Answers
Cujo lives.Five days after expressing frustration about his play, Blues goalie Curtis Joseph reverted to his old form on Friday night at The Arena.Joseph stopped 40 shots and earned the No. 1 star in a 3-1 National Hockey League victory over the Boston...
Judges Nix `Techno' Skate; Conservative Russian Wins
Saturday's competition was so superb that three figure skaters destined for the Hall of Fame - Viktor Petrenko, Kurt Browning and Brian Boitano - finished fourth, fifth and sixth.In the end, the only man among the top seven who inspired no passion won...
Judges Nix `Techno' Skate; Conservative Russian Wins
Kung Fu on skates wasn't good enough."The Godfather" on ice? Not by a Frenchman, even with an Italian name."West Side Story," the Jets and the Sharks? They never had a chance. It's slippery out there.It was a most unlikely winner of the Olympic gold...
Jury Weighing Case against Santillan in His Best Friend's Death
Christopher Santillan, who is on trial for murdering his best friend, dropped his eyes Saturday when prosecutor Thomas E. Dittmeier pointed to him as a "manipulative, cold-blooded" killer who feels no remorse.But Santillan's attorney, Robert D. Blitz,...
La Earthquake Gives Alvin a Creative Jolt
Dave AlvinWhere: Hi-Pointe Cafe, 1001 McCausland AvenueWhen: 9 p.m. FridayHow much: $10 in advance, $12 d.o.s.Information: 781-4716NEARLY everyone who was in Los Angeles on Jan. 17 has an earthquake story to tell. But singer/songwriter Dave Alvin's tale...
Laser Throat Surgery Puts a Lid on Some Severe Snoring
Susan Moore was so fed up with her husband's snoring that she wanted to move to a house where she could have her own room - so she could get some sleep.But the Moores, who live in Toronto, were spared the hassle of an expensive move by a new laser operation...
Late Free Throws Lift Indiana over Purdue
Todd Lindeman hit two free throws with seven seconds to go Saturday night and No. 16 Indiana beat No. 9 Purdue 82-80 despite 39 points by the Boilermakers' Glenn Robinson, the nation's leading scorer.Lindeman had been sitting on the bench for 13 minutes...
Leon Shapiro; Businessman in Festus
Leon Shapiro, a businessman and community leader in Festus, was killed Friday (Feb. 18, 1994) after the twin-engine plane he was flying crashed near the municipal airport in Viburnum, Mo. Mr. Shapiro was on his way to Viburnum on business.Federal Aviation...
Light Fare Stages Coup at White House Mess
President Bill Clinton might crave Big Macs, fudge and pastrami on rye, but greasy, creamy, fatty food now is off the menu at the White House Mess.The dining room for White House staff members recently revamped its offerings after Clinton's younger aides...
Local Firms Timid about New Market
By ending the trade embargo against Vietnam, President Bill Clinton finally took the leg irons off American companies that want to compete against foreign firms in that southeast Asian nation.But most local companies are cautious about entering the race...
Maclean, Nicholls Lead Devils Past Lightning 5-4
Jacques Lemaire likes to change his lines when the New Jersey Devils are struggling and he recently came up with something very good, pairing John MacLean and Bernie Nicholls.MacLean scored two goals and teamed with Nicholls to set up what proved to...
Madhouse Rookie Season over, Nied Just Needs to Pitch
A welcome calm has replaced the frenetic pace of a year ago. David Nied is no longer squinting into a spotlight that always seems to be on, no longer the front-and-center player for a new team awaiting its first spring training.He has something he didn't...
Man Keeps Busy Changing World
RUDY NICKENS is one busy man.In addition to serving as co-owner of the Sunshine Inn restaurant, he spends a significant amount of his time fighting discrimination.He conducts anti-racism workshops locally and nationwide, designed to help people feel...
Many of Draft's Top Guns Decline Combine Drills
So who needs Mel Kiper? The surest read on the top picks in the draft has become the list of players who do not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine.Included in that list last week were quarterbacks Trent Dilfer of Fresno State and Heath Shuler of Tennessee,...
Marchers Unite in Sadness, Outrage at Site of Killing
A chorus of voices singing "We Shall Overcome" drowned out the street noises Saturday in front of the fast-food restaurant on north Grand Boulevard where a 16-year-old was stabbed to death Wednesday.The voices came from about 35 people who marched 10...
`Matter of Tone': Women Can Add New Dimension to Diplomacy, Scholar Says
AS THE SEARCH for a new American foreign policy expands beyond traditional horizons, Mary Catherine Bateson - feminist philosopher, prominent anthropologist, Middle East scholar and sometime consultant to the State Department - has some suggestions:"One...
Maurice Sendak's Rosie: In Touch with Reality
"Really Rosie"Where: Edison Theatre at Washington UniversityWhen: Opens at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 with repeat performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 27How much: $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for studentsInformation: 935-6543I'm Really RosieAnd I'm...
Maxwell Helps Rockets Eclipse Suns
Vernon Maxwell scored 18 points in the first 18 minutes and finished with 25 points, leading the Houston Rockets to a 106-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.Phoenix had won their previous three, but lost in the Summit for the eighth time...
Medical Groups Get Punishment Power
The Federal Trade Commission has given medical societies the power to discipline physicians for fee-gouging and to publicize their actions.The American Medical Association and the Chicago Medical Society requested the advisory opinion two years ago....
Michigan Rolls by Minnesota
Take away the chicken pox, put them in Crisler Arena and the Michigan Wolverines simply were too much for Minnesota.Jalen Rose scored 25 points Saturday and No. 7 Michigan won its eighth successive game, 72-65 over No. 20 Minnesota.And the game really...