St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 20, 1994

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16-Year-Old Pianist Shen Wen Dazzles, Delights
THE RECITAL that 16-year-old pianist Shen Wen gave at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music on Sunday afternoon seemed to have one purpose: to dazzle.For her age, Shen Wen does have a dazzling technique that is coupled with an astonishing ability to play...
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3 Missouri Rivers Called Endangered
Toxic discharges, farm runoff and construction for flood control and navigation earned the Mississippi and Missouri rivers a place on a list of America's 10 most endangered waterways.The Eleven Point, a pristine river in the Missouri Ozarks, also was...
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A Beneficial Break from Parents
WHEN HE WAS 15, Richard M. Lerner told his parents that he couldn't live with them anymore. He moved in with his grandmother, who lived in another neighborhood in Brooklyn.The adults stayed in close touch. Three weeks later, tired of the long commute...
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Albert Picks SW Missouri Wellston Star Makes It Official
The scene was reminiscent of last fall, when Cardinal Ritter basketball standout Jahidi White added drama to the announcement of his college decision.But unlike the Georgetown-bound White, Wellston phenom LaShonda Albert plans to play her college basketball...
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Ambush Poised to Boot City's Title Drought
No St. Louis pro sports franchise has won an overall championship since the Cardinals in 1982, and the Ambush is fixing to end the skid.The 'Bush needs three victories over despised Cleveland to capture the coveted . . . well, just what is it that the...
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An Ethical Lapse at Hdc
Nothing is unusual about an executive at a multimillion-dollar corporation having investments in outside companies. How these executives manage their own time and money is their business - unless, of course, they cross ethical boundaries and violate...
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Area Schools Offer Vacation Activities
Following is rundown of area summer sports camps: Duchesne Boys Basketball (June 20-24) - Grades 5-8 from 8-10 a.m. and grades 9-12 from 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.Girls Basketball (June 13-17) - Grades 5-8 from 9-11:30 p.m. and grades 9-12 from noon-2:30 p.m.Football...
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Auto Stocks Could Get the Lead out, Zoom Ahead
The shares of Detroit's Big Three carmakers, after taking a big detour in February and March, could rise as much as 70 percent by the end of next year as the industry piles up record profits, some analysts say.Armed with an improved cost structure, heavy...
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Barro to Give Thanks for Honors Tonight Coaching Record of 125-69-6, Five Titles in Gac Earns Induction into Hall of Fame
Frank Barro is feeling a little uneasy these days.Barro, an assistant principal and activities director at Wentzville High, will be inducted into the St. Louis Football Hall of Fame tonight in a banquet at Washington University.In its third year, the...
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`Belt Tightened' despite Rising Revenue
SCOOPS DU JOUR: All Maritz Travel employees have been advised that the company exceeded its projected revenues of almost $920 million by $33 million. A recent inter-office memo from Maritz Travel's chairman and CEO, Bob Swearingen, headlined "Happy...
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Big Banks Post Higher Profit
Five of the nation's largest banking companies, including No. 1 Citicorp and No. 4 Chemical Banking Corp., posted higher first-quarter profit Tuesday, citing higher revenue from loans and improved credit quality.Citicorp said income from operations...
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Blues Set to Fine-Tune, Not Ready for Swan Song
Blues captain Brett Hull can't understand what all the fuss is about.Sure, the Dallas Stars beat the Blues 5-3 on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs. So what?The Blues can tie the best-of-seven Western...
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Boy Sues Principal, Says Prayers Got Him Detention
An 11-year-old boy is suing the principal of Waring Elementary School, alleging that the principal disciplined him for quietly saying a prayer before lunch in the school cafeteria.Raymond Raines and his mother, Ellen Raines, say principal Cleveland Young...
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Braves' Win Is Easy as 1, 2, 3 3 Homers in a Row Trip Cards
Everybody keeps saying the Atlanta Braves can't win 161 games this season. But they're the only team that still has a chance.The Braves, returning triumphantly from a trip that raised their road record to 10-0, did something they hadn't done in all of...
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Briefcase
ST. LOUIS STOCK MARKET Horsham May Offer Part Of Clark Unit</P><P>Holding company Horsham Corp. of Toronto will probably spin off a portion of its St. Louis subsidiary, Clark Refining & Marketing Inc., within the next nine to...
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Briefs
ILLINOIS BELLEVILLE 22-Year-Old Murderer Given 40-Year Sentence</P><P>Travis Rone, 22, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for killing a man while trying to take his car outside a lounge in Centreville more than two years ago.</P><P>Rone...
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Briefs
OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 400 Arabs Arrested In Israeli Crackdown</P><P>Secret service agents and soldiers arrested more than 400 Arabs and seized automatic weapons in a predawn sweep Tuesday against an Islamic fundamentalist group.</P><P>Prime...
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Briefs
MISSOURI JEFFERSON CITY Body Identification Bill Sent To Governor</P><P>The House sent to Gov. Mel Carnahan on Tuesday a bill intended to deal with the identification of the deceased. The measure stemmed from an incident last year...
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Briefs
OCCUPIED TERRITORIES 400 Arabs Arrested In Israeli Crackdown</P><P>Secret service agents and soldiers arrested more than 400 Arabs and seized automatic weapons in a predawn sweep Tuesday against an Islamic fundamentalist group.</P><P>Prime...
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Broncos Get 49ers Lineman for Draft Pick
The Denver Broncos acquired defensive lineman Ted Washington from the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming National Football League draft.Washington, a 299-pound nose tackle-defensive end, was the 49ers' first-round draft...
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Businessman Held Devotion as More Than Pet Project
AS STANTON E. FISHER enjoyed his breakfast one day - and Fisher, who in his prime weighed more than 400 pounds, always enjoyed his breakfast - he explained his philosophy to Floyd Edwards."You can be involved," said Fisher with a dismissive tone, "or...
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California Study Supports Lumpectomies as Life-Saving Surgery
Doctors who treat breast cancer can save a woman's life and still spare her breast, according to a study that was rushed into publication to offer reassurance after the disclosure of fraud in earlier research.The study, which involved the records of...
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Cards' Rally Stuns Braves 3-Run Seventh Beats Maddux 5-4
Greg Maddux is the reigning Cy Young Award winner - twice over - but his spell doesn't appear to extend to the Cardinals.A three-run seventh-inning rally gave the Cardinals a 5-4 victory over Maddux on Tuesday night to snap the Atlanta Braves' winning...
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Carnahan Seeks to Sway Democrats on Health Bill
Gov. Mel Carnahan said Tuesday that he will try to revive his health-care bill by appealing to the 28 House Democrats who defected."We believe many of those people agree with us on insurance market reforms," he said.Carnahan, a Democrat, said he won't...
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Challenge: What to Do in Bosnia
As Serbian artillery pounded the heart of Gorazde on Tuesday, tens of thousands of Muslims in the city waited in the age-old Balkan fear of persecution.With the fate of those Muslims in the U.N.-declared "haven" hanging in the balance, policy-makers...
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Cheeks Appear in Court; Shaw to Defend Stephanie
Defense lawyer Charles M. Shaw is adding Stephanie Cheek - and possibly Malcolm Cheek - to his list of high-profile clients.Word of Shaw's involvement surfaced Tuesday when the Cheeks made their initial court appearance in St. Louis after their transfer...
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Choice Is the Word for a Computer's CPU
Keeping up with computers is like keeping up with wine. You have to learn about new brands, varieties and vintages. There's at least one major difference, of course: Better wines improve with age, while even a good computer seems out of date almost immediately...
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Chrysler's Profit Sets a Record
Chrysler Corp. reported its highest quarterly profit ever Tuesday, a stunning turnaround from three years ago, when the company privately considered bankruptcy.Chrysler earned $938 million in the three-month period ending March 31. In the same period...
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City, County Launch Housing Program
Five years ago, some people thought they could resolve the area's affordable housing crisis if they could bring city, county, state and corporate leaders to the table.This afternoon, they will take a first big step toward that goal: They will launch...
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Clinton Exhorts Youths on MTV Show, President Warns against Cynicism
A teen-age girl spoke of suicide and the "emptiness" of her generation. Another disillusioned youth demanded, "Why should I vote for you again?" This was no ordinary town hall meeting for President Bill Clinton.MTV brought the angst of youth to the president...
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Cnn's Peter Arnett Seeks out Hot Spots
AS CNN correspondent Peter Arnett watched the bombs falling on Baghdad at the outset of the Persian Gulf War, he knew he was onto the scoop of his life.Then the veteran combat reporter was overcome by a sudden fear, and a painful rash spread over his...
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Confusion Reigns at Candyless Lanes
IT RESTORES my faith in humanity when a person who is strong, smart and capable acts like a ditz.That's why I like the story of Bethany.Bethany has a business. She raised a son. She camps in the wilderness. But she got lost in a modern supermarket.Bethany...
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Deeds Done: Quick Access to Land-Sale Records
The preservation of land-sale records in St. Charles County is undergoing a revolution.A state-of-the-art Lanier optical imaging system is taking over where microfilming left off in the office of county Recorder of Deeds Barbara Hall.Hall said the new...
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Deputy Defense Secretary Says C-17 Linked to Performance
The future of the C-17 transport plane rests on whether its manufacturers prove it can live up to expectations, Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch said Tuesday.Deutch, in testimony before a Senate Armed Services Committee panel, said he had recommended...
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Despite Bad Numbers in Dallas, Dogged Cujo Has Stars' Respect
Blues goalie Curtis Joseph has lost all three of his starts at Dallas' Reunion Arena this season - two in the National Hockey League regular season and one in the playoffs.In those three games, his goals-against average was 6.52 and his save percentage...
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Diagnosis Is Uncertain for Alzheimer's Disease
Dear Dr. Donohue: If, as you tell us, there's no test for Alzheimer's disease, how do we diagnose it? Do we just assume it from the lack of memory and other facets? Does it sneak up on a person?Diagnostic uncertainty poses a knotty problem when dealing...
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Doom and Boom: Two Cities Tell Tale of a Country `Cut in Half'
This industrial town tucked away in eastern Hungary, near Slovakia and Ukraine, symbolizes what everybody in eastern Europe fears.Under communist rule, Ozd was a showcase. Its huge foundry, steel mill and mines symbolized the "country of iron and steel"...
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Double Back-to-Back Hrs Helped Red Sox Slam A's
Mo Vaughn and Tim Naehring twice hit back-to-back homers and Scott Cooper added a grand slam as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 13-5 Tuesday.The Red Sox hit six home runs, their most in a game since Aug. 12, 1981.Vaughn and Naehring...
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Double Back-to-Back Hrs Help Red Sox Slam A's
Mo Vaughn and Tim Naehring twice hit back-to-back homers, and Scott Cooper added a grand slam as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 13-5 Tuesday.The Red Sox hit six home runs, their most in a game since Aug. 12, 1981.Vaughn and Naehring...
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Drawing a Bead on an Ancient Art Colorful Necklaces Add Some Glitter to Many People's Lives
BEADS MAY SEEM to be mere baubles, but they date back some 30,000 years. In 28,000 B.C. people picked up shells with holes in them and hung them around their necks. They poked holes in ivory to make beads for necklaces.We're still wearing beads. From...
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Eastern Hungary Pins Hopes to Wizard of Ozd Entrepreneur Leads Town Down Yellow Brick Road of Capitalism
Many residents of this depressed steel town see Janos Petrenko as their only hope of emerging from the hole into which the fall of communism dumped them.Petrenko, an ebullient self-made millionaire, is the biggest employer in Ozd, a grimy place 75 miles...
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Environment Shortchanged in Trade Accord
If the final agreement of the GATT Uruguay Round, which was signed Friday in Marrakesh, Morocco, did not promise such large economic gains and represent such an immense expenditure of global diplomatic effort, it would deserve to be rejected on environmental...
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Epa: Missouri, Illinois Release Fewer Toxins but the Figures in '92 Show More Waste Produced
In the Environmental Protection Agency's inventory of toxic releases, Missouri and Illinois show a decrease in pollutants put into the environment, although mining pollution continues to plague southern Missouri.And in Illinois, several downstate companies...
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Expert Shares Skill, Humor in Fine Art of Bead Sculpture
EIGHT WOMEN sat in a circle in a big, sunny, grade-school classroom. On the school desks in front of each of them was a plate of colorful beads.Red, orange and yellow seed beads in one plate. Lavender, turquoise, cream and gold in another.Wearing a bright...
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Firm Hired to Keep Schools Alike - and Efficient
To walk through one elementary school in the Fort Zumwalt District may be to walk through all of the district's elementary schools - at least those built within the last 10 years.But district administrators say similarity breeds near perfection.School...
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Free Agency Breaking Up Super Bowl Champs
The Super Bowl-champion Dallas Cowboys have taken a free-agent hit this offseason, losing six players who signed with other teams for a total of $23.5 million.And the two-time champs might lose a few more players before Sunday's National Football League...
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From Talk Shows to Congress Hosts Use Radio as a Jumping-Off Point for Political Campaigns
PERRY ATKINSON, a host on his own talk-radio station in Phoenix, Ore., hit on the idea of running for Congress when GOP Rep. Bob Smith announced his retirement late in 1993.But then Atkinson had to ask himself whether he'd be stepping up or stepping...
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Funny Money Offbeat Scholarships Can Pay College Bills
You don't have to be a brain or a jock to get a college scholarship.You could be in luck just for being a lefty.Your John Hancock might be worth $2,000 if your great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence.And...
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Gaertner Nomination Was Dead Weeks Ago He Had Refused to Withdraw, Sources Say
JUDGE GARY GAERTNER'S nomination for a federal judgeship was dead weeks ago, despite the clout of his sponsor, House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt.But unlike most prospective nominees, Gaertner refused to withdraw his name, forcing the White House...
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Germans Train for Towering Inferno Duty
Frankfurt is the only German city with a large number of skyscrapers, and now it has a crack team of firefighters who can clamber over buildings at a giddy height, ready to save lives if a fire breaks out."If you'd told me a year ago I would be doing...
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Grand Jury Seeks Wendell Bailey's Campaign Data
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed campaign-finance records of former Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey. Among the records are those of Bailey's successful re-election bid in 1988 and his unsuccessful run for governor in 1992.The subpoena also seeks...
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Health Dept. Issues Alert for Measles
The St. Louis County Health Department issued a measles alert Tuesday after eight cases were confirmed here."There is an outbreak of measles in Breckenridge, Colo., and a St. Louisan who went there returned infected," said Dr. Linda A. Fisher, chief...
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Her Husband's Actions Border on Marital Rape
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I have a wonderful and fulfilling relationship. We have a lot in common, we don't drink or do drugs, and all is well except for our lovemaking.Since Day One, my husband has had a sexual appetite that is insatiable. It's...
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Hess to Move to Belleville to Take City Attorney Post
Former U.S. Attorney Frederick J. "Rick" Hess says he plans to move into Belleville within six months to fulfill a residency requirement for his appointment as Belleville city attorney.The City Council appointed Hess, 51, in a unanimous vote Monday night....
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Horror in Rwanda
On one level, the genocide in Rwanda seems puzzling. On another, it is as predictable as Africa's next drought. The conflict is typical of age-old ethnic rivalries and political infighting, some of it colonial in origin, that continue to rip Africa apart.And...
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Howard Faculty Is Angry Anti-Semitism Is Hot Campus Issue
THE PRESIDENT of Howard University said Tuesday that while he deplored the anti-Semitic comments of some visiting speakers, "that is the cost of a free society."The president, Franklyn G. Jenifer, made his comments in a statement after a scathing attack...
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It's a Corny Story, but Iowa Farmboy Bound for Big City
Trev Alberts once fell asleep on his tractor - with the engine running.He once had his own corn de-tasseling business.And after the night's work was finished on the family farm, there wasn't much to do but watch the corn grow. Why? The Alberts' home...
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Jury Awards $3.8 Million in Rodney King Beating
A jury Tuesday awarded $3.8 million in damages to Rodney King, the black motorist whose videotaped beating at the hands of police officers ultimately sparked three days of racially charged riots.The award was far below the $15 million sought from the...
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Kelso's Pension Intact Women Senators Fail to Punish Top Admiral
The Senate approved retiring Adm. Frank B. Kelso II at his current rank on Tuesday, despite a show of solidarity by all seven women senators who opposed the Navy chief because of the Tailhook sex scandal.The 54-43 vote allows Kelso to retire as a four-star...
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Knights Suffer 1st Loss in Battle with Tough Oakville
The Francis Howell North girls soccer team suffered its first loss over the weekend, falling 3-1 to highly regarded Oakville."You never like to lose, but we played a good game against one of the top teams in the area," Knights coach Dan Hogan said. "Oakville's...
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Kurt Cobain: A Mass of Contradictions
To anyone familiar with Kurt Cobain's personal history of depression, drug abuse and self-dobut, it was apparent that Nirvana's singer, songwriter and guitarist had been bored for most of his 27 years. The tragedy is that, since Cobain ended his life...
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Lessmann's Next Diamond in Rough: Wu
Ric Lessmann, 56, has spent a lifetime in baseball, and a chunk of his life juggling a boyhood passion with an administrative job at Meramec Community College.Lessmann, a St. Louisan to whom countless players, coaches and big-league scouts have deferred...
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Magazine Says Cards Made $20 Million, Second in Operating Profit
Who's on first? What's on second? I don't know who's doing the books.Financial World magazine is out with it annual survey of sports franchises, and - surprise - the editors found a little more black ink than the owners. The survey is based on figures...
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Man Convicted in Slaying of Girlfriend's Roommate
A jury convicted Anthony B. Tucker on Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend's roommate at her apartment in Fairview Heights more than two years ago.Later Tuesday, jurors in circuit court in Belleville decided that Tucker, 29, of O'Fallon, Ill.,...
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Marriage Provides the Family Ties That Bind Society Together
One of the remarkable - if seldom remarked - benefits of marriage is that it makes kinsmen out of strangers. It unites kingdoms, settles wars, links cultures and builds relationships that are all but impossible without marriage.It's a thought that occurs...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Back from a week's work at the old yard, this scribe feels compelled to inform the St. Louis baseball fan that coverage of the local nine might be a little different this year.Reason: The Cardinals have a players' lounge.A players' lounge is a dark,...
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Mothers' Substance Abuse Puts Newborns at Risk, Study Says
More than a quarter of pregnant women in Missouri use tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs shortly before giving birth, putting their babies at risk for physical and mental problems, a state study has found.The biggest problem is tobacco use. Twenty-two...
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Nixon's Condition Worsens Former President Back in Intensive Care, Has Swelling of the Brain
Former President Richard M. Nixon took a turn for the worse and was returned to intensive care Tuesday, a day after a stroke left him paralyzed on most of his right side and unable to speak, his doctor said.Nixon was suffering from swelling of the brain...
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Novel Plagiarized, Firm Admits Much-Praised Author Lifted Plot, Copied Sections, Publisher Says
A novelist who was compared to legendary author Virginia Woolf plagiarized the work of another author in writing the acclaimed "Cranes' Morning," her publishing company acknowledged.The late Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen apparently lifted material from "The...
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People
The NBC jury is in: After eight seasons, "L.A. Law" has been canceled. NBC Entertainment president WARREN LITTLEFIELD called the drama "a cornerstone of our Thursday night" and "an integral part of the NBC family that we will surely miss," but nevertheless...
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People in Business
Bob Peat was promoted to vice president-service division of Guarantee Electrical Co.Anita M. Wray was elected corporate vice president and controller of Ralston Purina Co.Ralcorp Holdings Inc. elected these board members: William H. Danforth, chancellor...
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Pins, Needles and Costumes
WHAT DOES spring mean in your household? Time to dig in the garden? The start of baseball? A chance to clean house thoroughly?Even though I am not a gardener, a baseball fan or one of those people who takes an almost spiritual satisfaction in the slaughter...
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Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police in the St. Louis area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSColumbia, Mo.: A school administrator from Potosi who was in Columbia to attend a meeting was found...
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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: ROBBERIESSouth St. Louis County: A man with a sawed-off shotgun ordered about 20...
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Pow Wow Meet Starts a Tradition for Gac
A new tradition in track and field began last Friday with the Inaugural Wentzville Pow Wow meet.The field consisted of Gateway Athletic Conference schools Wentzville, Fort Zumwalt North, Fort Zumwalt South, Francis Howell North, St. Charles West and...
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Prime Time with Kids
JUST TWO MONTHS ago we were inspired by the first "green" Winter Olympics. Young Norwegian mascots Hakon and Kristin were an example to children everywhere to keep our planet beautiful and clean. The commitment of the Lillehammer Olympic Organizing Committee...
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Rwandan Troops Shell Stadium, Kill 25 Refugees
Rwandan army troops shelled a stadium filled with refugees and the U.N. headquarters in Kigali on Tuesday, virtually derailing the peacekeepers' efforts to halt the ethnic blood bath.Twenty-five people were killed and 52 were wounded in the mortar attack...
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Serbs Seize Guns from U.N. Troops
Bosnian Serbs stepped up their challenge to the United Nations on Tuesday, boldly seizing anti-aircraft guns from U.N. guards near Sarajevo and shelling a hospital and U.N. buildings in Gorazde.As politicians and diplomats from Washington to Moscow debated...
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Sex Bias on Juries Limited Women's Groups Hail High Court's Ruling
Removing jurors because of their sex is just as unconstitutional as removing them because of their race, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.The 6-3 decision is the latest in a string of rulings that have revolutionized the jury selection system by forcing...
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Sharks' Kroupa Puts Final Note on Big Upset Tune
There in the victorious locker room sat Vlastimil Kroupa, dressed in his subtle burgundy suit. His tie was loose, small beads of sweat were building on his forehead and he looked every bit as young as his 18 years and 11 months might suggest.You want...
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Singapore Police Coerced Confession, Mother Insists
Whether or not Singaporean police coerced a confession out of Michael Fay, this much is clear:They bought him dinner when he confessed."They got him McDonald's hamburgers," his mother, Randy Chan, said in an interview.As Chan was preparing last week...
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Snoring Neighbors Make Her Life a Nightmare
Dear Abby: I am a widow with two children. I live in a townhouse with neighbors on both sides. A new family (mom, dad and two children) moved in next door. The first night I was awakened about 1 a.m. by a horrible noise that turned out to be both parents...
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Society Offers Japanese Animated Films
The Anime Society of St. Charles will mark its first anniversary with showings of Japanese animated films on two nights.Films from that country were chosen because they are so popular with animation fans these days, explains Chuck Lovelace, co-chairman...
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Speaking Computer-Ease Tips on Buying Pcs for Home
If you are a typical computer shopper, chances are you've hauled yourself around to several stores looking for the best box at the best price.Chances are also high that the computer you finally walk out with won't necessarily be the one you walked in...
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Sports Shorts
Rose Turns Pro, Leaves Michigan With Fab Two</P><P>Jalen Rose became the third member of Michigan's vaunted Fab Five to leave school early, announcing that he is skipping his senior year to play pro basketball.</P><P>"I've...
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Sputtering Phillies Could Be Buried by Braves in NL East
Is it possible to feel sorry for the Phillies?After watching the Braves hammer the Cards on Monday night to step up to 13-1, the Inside Baseball staff felt a twinge of compassion for last season's surprise juggernaut.After a 7-6 start, the Phillies were...
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Tailhook Bedevils Admiral Women Senators Unite, Object to 4-Star Rank
A battle broke out in the U.S. Senate Tuesday when all seven women senators sought to punish the Navy's top admiral for a sex scandal at the Navy's Tailhook convention two years ago.They urged the Senate to reject Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank...
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The Fed Is Moving Too Fast
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again Monday, the third time in less than three months. Apparently obsessed with inflation, it is willing to risk stifling growth to keep prices in check.The central bank raised the federal funds rate - the rate...
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The Great after Dunking Old Attitude, Alexander Had Stellar Year
To appreciate Demetrius Alexander's game . . . his six-point play that sealed the Suburban North Conference championship for Hazelwood Central . . . the 143 shots he blocked during the season . . . the nine-game stretch in which he carried the Hawks...
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The Quality and Speed of a Good Laser Printer Make It Worth Price
I've been beating up my Hewlett Packard LaserJet II for about four years now, and it shows no signs of quitting.This is good news and bad news. Good news, because the LaserJet is the best piece of computer equipment I've ever owned. Just last week I...
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The Supreme Court as Lawmaker
Like a vaudevillian whose pratfalls include slips on banana peels he strews in front of himself, President Bill Clinton has done it again. Again he has diminished whomever he eventually nominates to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, by advertising the fact...
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This Week in ... 1944
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944 and Fridays on 1964.IN THE STANDINGS: The good times for St. Louis baseball fans started immediately...
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Thomas Injured; NBA Career Probably Over
Isiah Thomas suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in what was almost certainly the last National Basketball Association game of his career, a 132-104 loss Tuesday night to the visiting Orlando Magic.Thomas, whose upcoming retirement after 13 seasons is the...
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Torre Fears Whiten out for a While
Mark Whitenc wasn't feeling any better or worse Tuesday night. "It's only been 24 hours," Whiten said.But Cardinals manager Joe Torre fears that Whiten's strained right rib cage will keep him out a considerable period of time. "If it's one of the classic...
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Torre Fears Whiten out for a While Rib Injury Could Be Slow to Heal
Mark Whiten wasn't feeling any better or worse Tuesday night. "It's only been 24 hours," Whiten said.But Cardinals manager Joe Torre fears that Whiten's strained right rib cage will keep him out a considerable period of time. "If it's one of the classic...
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Trade as a Force for Change in China
Both sides in the debate over continuing the temporary extension of most-favored-nation treatment to China are missing the central issue. The dispute is not really a question as to whether human rights are more or less important than private economic...
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Tribal Divisions Extend to U.S
The film, aired on several of the television networks, was shot from afar. It showed some women begging for their lives in Rwanda's capital city of Kigali when, suddenly, a man stepped forward and beat them to death. The victims were presumably Tutsis,...
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Vikings Tasting Victories Howell Enjoys Talent and Has Much Depth
The track and field season for the Francis Howell girls team is off to a familiar start.Howell is loaded with talent and depth and it has been evident in the big invitational meets this season. The Vikings won meets at Hazelwood Central and Hazelwood...
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Who Is Michael Fay? Tale of 2 Families: Teen Facing Caning Had Varied Background
MICHAEL FAY might kill himself if officials beat him with a rattan cane, Fay's family will tell the Singaporean president today in a final plea for mercy.Fay, 18, suffers from attention deficit disorder, and doctors say that his mind might be unable...
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Why Few `Good Serbs' Are Speaking Out
OBRAD SAVIC stood in the driving rain outside a Budapest hotel and delivered a final message: "Please tell Americans about the other Serbia - about those of us who are not silent."Earlier in the day, Savic, a professor from Belgrade University, had agonized...
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