St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 12, 1994

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Aarp's Choice on Health Plan Hatches Hubbub
An emotional storm of protest mixed with some approval - burst from thousands of older adults here and nationwide Thursday after the American Association of Retired Persons backed two Democratic health reform bills.The AARP's 21-member board recommended...
A Big Fat, Funky Success Spin Doctors Wary of Fame . . . a Bit
AFTER SPENDING nearly three solid years touring in support of their multi-platinum album "Pocket Full of Kryptonite," the Spin Doctors appear to be making up for lost studio time.A spirited new studio album,"Turn It Upside Down," was recently released,...
A `Great Season' May Be at Its End
If a players strike begins today and wipes out the remainder of the season, baseball record books shouldn't bother with asterisks.They ought to include question marks.Would Frank Thomas have won the first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967?Would...
Aids Conference Ends on Note of Discouragement 10th Conference Ends on Discouraging Note
The gist of 3,500 reports this week from the war on AIDS is simple enough: There is no cure for AIDS, no effective treatment, no vaccine.Nor will there be soon."Anyone with HIV won't find much solace at this meeting," said Dr. Mervyn Silverman, president...
Aids War Frustrates Scientists
The gist of 3,500 reports this week from the war on AIDS is simple enough: There is no cure for AIDS, no effective treatment, no vaccine.Nor will there be soon."Anyone with HIV won't find much solace at this meeting," said Dr. Mervyn Silverman, president...
And Now a Club for Don Quixote and Cubs Fans
GOOD MORNING, fellow members of the Hopeless Cause Club. It's my pleasure to introduce today's speaker, Sen. Tom Eagleton. As you know, he's now leading the efforts to bring the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis. (Tremendous applause.)Before we begin...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I am a new puppy owner, so I have lots of questions. One of these may seem unimportant to you, but I am very curious about it. I noticed that every once in a while, my puppy gets hiccups.Is this normal? Or does it mean he's sick?Many people...
An Independent Judgment on Mr. Espy
Attorney General Janet Reno was right to ask for an independent counsel to investigate whether Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy illegally took gifts from the poultry industry. The gifts were small and the circumstances uncertain, but the principle is...
Apartment Developer Plans to Address Resident Concerns
The general partner of Triangle Apartments, a proposed multi-family housing complex for lower- and moderate-income residents in St. Peters, has said he will respond to the concerns of zoning officials and residents of neighboring subdivisions in coming...
A Question of Conscience
On the long and winding road to health-care reform, there has been an interesting and little-remarked cul de sac known familiarly as the conscience clause.The clause raises interesting and troubling questions about the separation of church and state,...
As Deer Population Goes, So Go Permits: Declining
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering 6,300 fewer any-deer permits this year than last. The good news is that some deer management units have more any-deer permits than before.Firearms and muzzleloading firearms hunters can apply...
A Violent Night for Reservist but for Him, It's Just a Day at the Office
With only five shootings and a serious stabbing, Wednesday was a routine night for St. Louis police - bad, but not deadly.Pretty typical, says Vern Summers, 38, of the Mobile Reserve.On the city's violent streets, this is what Summers considers typical....
Bat Wizardry by Ozzie Helps Cardinals Roll
Ozzie Smith forever has thrived on challenges, either real or artificial.The one facing the veteran Cardinals shortstop now is a bit of a stretch. But if the baseball season would end tonight, pending the resolution of the players strike, perennial Gold...
Birdies Help Haas Duck Bad Start
Jay Haas recovered from a bogey, double-bogey start Thursday in the PGA Championship with five birdies en route to a 1-over-par 71.Hale Irwin (Frontenac) and Tom Gray, director of golf at Marriott's Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, didn't fare as well....
Bishop's Son, 35, Accuses Priest of Molestation
The son of the Episcopal bishop of Washington is accusing a priest of sexually abusing him for 12 years while offering assurances that "God will forgive you."With his father and mother standing behind him at a news conference Thursday, Jeffrey Haines...
Blue Cross to Pay $1 Million, Keep Rate Increase but Medigap Rate Hikes Will Stand
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the Missouri school fund on Thursday after settling a rate dispute with the state Department of Insurance.Blue Cross and Blue Shield will get to keep its rate increases on Medicare...
Briefs
LOUISIANA Supreme Court Trashes State's Election Process</P><P>The U.S. Supreme Court turned Louisiana's election process upside down yet again Thursday, restoring - at least temporarily - a second majority black congressional district.</P><P>The...
Briefs
BELLEVILLE Nursing Home Disciplined For Providing Poor Care</P><P>Castlehaven Nursing Home in Belleville has been fined $10,000 by the Illinois Department of Public Health for failing to provide adequate and properly supervised nursing...
Briefs
RABIES ALERT County Health Agency Finds Infected Bat, Issues Warning</P><P>The St. Louis County Department of Health is warning residents of the presence of rabies in the local wildlife after a bat tested positive for the disease on...
Briefs
RABIES ALERT County Health Agency Finds Infected Bat, Issues Warning</P><P>The St. Louis County Department of Health is warning residents of the presence of rabies in the local wildlife after a bat tested positive for the disease on...
Briefs
LOUISIANA Supreme Court Trashes State's Election Process</P><P>The U.S. Supreme Court turned Louisiana's election process upside down yet again Thursday, restoring - at least temporarily - a second majority black congressional district.</P><P>The...
Cards May Save $40,000 on Their Recall of Pappas
Erik Pappas was back in a Cardinals uniform Thursday for a one-night stand. He was wearing a smile on his face, for no apparent reason.Pappas started the season as the Cardinals regular catcher when Tom Pagnozzi suffered a knee injury. He hit only .199...
Cards Pack Up Their Hot Bats Four Homers Key Win over Florida; the Wait Begins
The game between the Cardinals and the Florida Marlins on Thursday night was possibly a premature end to the season for two teams whose seasons already have ended.The game was more akin to a batting practice display with coaches pitching.Six balls left...
Cards Players Left Up in Air, Charter a Plane
The Cardinals players were left to their own devices Thursday for their travel plans after their night game with the Florida Marlins. But player representatives Todd Zeile and Tom Pagnozzi were fast on their feet, chartering a TWA aircraft that was to...
Clear and Present
HARRISON FORD was scared. He didn't like the feeling. So he kept repeating the thing that frightened him until it was easier.It was his first time on the stage, a trek he took largely because he was flunking out of college and thought theater might be...
Clinton Sets Deadline to Arm Bosnian Muslims
President Bill Clinton is setting Oct. 15 as the deadline for asking the United Nations to approve weapons shipments to Bosnia's Muslim-led government if Bosnian Serbs do not accept a peace plan.In a letter Wednesday to Sen. Sam Nunn, D-Ga., chairman...
Comedian Pauly Shore Puts on a Grown-Up Persona in New Film
PAULY Shore's ambition is to become a human being. He thinks he's well on his way.Fans of the comic will witness part of his self-styled evolution from MTV's resident surfer-dude to genuine grown-up human being in the new comedy "In the Army Now," which...
Conservative Group Hired Starr for Free Whitewater Counsel Agreed to Prepare Brief against Clinton
KENNETH STARR, the newly appointed Whitewater prosecutor, was hired by a conservative women's group earlier this year to submit a legal brief opposing President Bill Clinton's claim of immunity in a sexual harassment lawsuit. He took on the task for...
Cool & Unusual
Fan appreciation: What do Beatles' fans and fans of "The Fugitive" have in common? Answer: new local fan clubs.First, the Beatles. According to president Joe Davis, the St. Louis Beatles Fan Club recently formed "to promote awareness, understanding and...
Cotton Bowl Wants to Keep New Year's Date
Cotton Bowl Athletic Association officials met for more than two hours Wednesday and announced they wanted the game to remain a New Year's Day bowl.CBAA officials also told the Big 12 Conference they wanted the league's No. 2 team as the "home team"...
Defense Bill Would Help Mcdonnell U.S. Bomber Force Benefits from Compromise Reached in Congress
The U.S. bomber force is getting a significant lift from the $263.8 billion compromise defense bill put together by House and Senate negotiators. The bill also represents a major victory for McDonnell Douglas Corp.Details of the plan made public Thursday...
Defense Lawyer Calls Client `Insane' Seeks to Spare Suspected Serial Killer the Death Penalty
Lorenzo Fayne is a "sick, twisted" man who killed a little boy for no reason other than he wanted to "hear a neck snap," his own attorney said Thursday in presenting an insanity defense."This man - this tortured soul - is insane," defense attorney John...
Denny's to Face Independence for State Title
It'll be East vs. West as Denny's takes on the Independence (Mo.) Athletics for the American Amateur Baseball Congress state championship this weekend at Brentwood Park.Denny's (21-11) is the champion of the Metro Collegians Instructional Baseball League."In...
Difficulty in Relating to Folks in TV Ads
WHEN I take a break to drink a Diet Coke, the women in the office rarely stop to gaze longingly the way they do for that guy in the ad.One or two will ask me to put my shirt back on, but they rarely gaze longingly.And that's the problem with TV commercials....
Discouraged Pagnozzi Thinks Season Is Over
Tom Pagnozzi shocked the baseball world Thursday by homering in his third game in a row, then prepared for the end of the season."I'm taking it like it's over," Pagnozzi said. "Take two weeks and then start my winter program."The Cardinals alternate...
Do the Math before Starting a Franchise
Working extended hours under a binding long-term agreement. Paying to follow someone else's game plan. Shelling out fees on your success. Worrying about territorial encroachment.Becoming owner of one of the nation's 2,500 franchise businesses is often...
Dreamers Will Be Wide Awake vs. Russians
The passage of time, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War have cooled most of the passion that might otherwise accompany a basketball game between the United States and Russia.Not all of it. Reggie Miller, who probably doesn't...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: I raise pigeons, and I recently got "pigeon-fancier's disease." Is this like histoplasmosis or ornithosis? Am I immune now? Are there tests and treatments? I'm in the dark.Each of the three illnesses you mention is distinct, with its...
Eagleton, `the Lease Man,' Steps into Breach for Fans
Next up, Tom Eagleton.A former U.S. senator from St. Louis, Eagleton is the latest volunteer to tackle the lease problem at the indoor football stadium underway downtown.Citing what he called "a sense of urgency," Eagleton met the press Thursday as the...
Eight Isn't Necessarily Enough
Supporters of term limits are understandably angry about the Illinois Supreme Court's decision to throw the issue off the November ballot, but they should not fault the court's reasoning. The state constitution says clearly that amendments brought by...
Elderly, Teens Harvest Ideas
WHEN IT COMES to teen-agers, seniors are often wary.Why not? The two seem to come from opposite ends of the spectrum. Teen-agers are loud, seniors think, they're wild, they're . . . well, they're downright dangerous.Meanwhile, seniors, teen-agers will...
Ex-Warrior Matt Irvin All-Decade Selection
When the Gateway Football Conference recently announced its All-Decade Team, there was a familiar name among the honorees.St. Charles West High product Matt Irvin was named honorable mention as an offensive lineman. Irvin played at Southwest Missouri...
Fall Classic? '94 Might Be a Classic Fall
If big-league baseball owners and players have been trying to scare me, I'm afraid now that the players have gone on strike, they'll be away from the ballpark for a long, long time.For the moment, save the wisecracks. Stop thinking that the Cardinals...
Favorite's Clear as Emba Playoffs Begin on Sunday
The East Missouri Baseball Association playoffs kick off Sunday with two games in each league.The favorite: defending champion VFW Post 2866."I guess it's their title until somebody takes it from them," one rival manager said. "And that's no easy task....
Feminism and the Rule of Thumb
Has the feminist movement betrayed women? Have feminists deceived the public by publicizing false statistics about wife beating, date rape, sexual harassment and gender bias? That's the thesis of a controversial new book, "Who Stole Feminism? How Women...
Floyd Warmann's Lemonade Stand
To St. Louisans who decry the chintzy quality of some city riverfront attractions, last year's flood performed an act of retribution. It tore away Floyd Warmann's fast-food barge, one of many unsightly riverfront facilities. Now those same St. Louisans...
Former Cuban Labor Leaders Foresee a Violent End for Castro
As incomplete yet tantalizing accounts of unrest in Cuba emerge, curiosity mounts in the United States and elsewhere: Are the problems isolated or is time ebbing for one of the rare remaining Communist societies?Few observers are more tuned into the...
Gap in I-270 Bridge Overloads Alternate Mississippi Crossings 3 Closed Lanes Extend Rush Hours
A 4-inch gap in the deck of the Chain of Rocks Bridge jammed up traffic for miles in Thursday's rush hours, and more problems may be on the way today.But traffic should flow more smoothly by Monday evening, when engineers plan to have three of the bridge's...
Generating True Lies on Screen
ARNOLD Schwarzenegger sends a terrorist on a missile-propelled flight through a battered high-rise in "True Lies." Jim Carrey's eyeballs leap out of their sockets with cartoonish elasticity in "The Mask." Gary Sinise loses his legs from the knees down...
Gop and Mrs. Clinton Talk Tough on Health Care
Senate Republicans pressed their attack against a Democratic health care reform plan Thursday as Hillary Rodham Clinton lashed out against the insurance industry for fighting the president's effort.As the Senate entered its third day of debate on the...
Gray Panthers Take Root on Mu's Coaching Staff
Only a year ago, months after Temple University had ousted him as its football coach, Jerry Berndt still was cringing."I was devastated," said Berndt, the University of Missouri offensive coordinator. "It took me a long time to get over that, because...
Griffey Kisses Season Goodbye with Slam
On major-league baseball's final bow before the strike, Ken Griffey Jr. showed fans all they'll be missing.The fans' favorite player kissed baseball goodbye the best way he knew how - with a grand slam and a spectacular catch. Griffey sent the Seattle...
Health Care Put on Hold in House
House Democratic leaders - stunned by lawmakers' rejection of their and President Bill Clinton's crime bill - decided Thursday night to postpone indefinitely action on health care reform.The House debate had been scheduled to begin next week. The move...
Helms Backs Anti-Gay Worker, Stalls Crop Insurance Measure Senator Wants USDA Employee Returned to His Former Position
Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., is holding up reform of the nation's crop insurance and farm disaster programs to force the Department of Agriculture to return an employee opposed to homosexuality to his former job of equal opportunity employment manager.For...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: While using my can opener, I often wonder if others also wash the top of the can beforehand. It seems a sanitary thing to do.That's a good question! I agree that it probably is a good practice to rinse or wash the top of the can before...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. RECOMMENDED Donnie Thompson & the Park Central Squares, Off Broadway, Saturday, Aug. 13The former...
House Advances Bill Giving Independence to Social Security Agency Hopes to Escape `Bureaucratic Shuffle'
Moving to insulate Social Security from partisan politics and restore the public's waning confidence in the troubled New Deal program, the House voted Thursday to make the agency independent.The legislation, passed by a 431-0 vote, also will force thousands...
House Vote Deals Defeat to Crime Bill 58 Democrats Defected, Dooming $33 Billion Measure Clinton Sought
In a stunning setback for President Bill Clinton, the House rejected a $33 billion crime bill Thursday in a vote that splintered Democrats and heightened partisan tensions as Congress confronts critical pre-election roll calls.Lawmakers voted 225-210...
Housing Leaders Assailed Mayoral Panel Points to Poor Management
A blue-ribbon panel said Thursday that poor management by the St. Louis Housing Authority had cost the agency money and produced deplorable living conditions for thousands of people in public housing here.The panel's 83-page report said the problems...
Huge Crops Expected to Drive Down Grain Prices
Near-record crops will drive down prices for Midwestern farmers this fall, easing pressure on consumer food prices.In projections released Thursday, the U.S. Agriculture Department predicted a 26 percent surge in soybean production to a record 2.28 billion...
In the Margins Ortwerth, Schwendemann Results Offer Surprises
Political pundits appeared united on one thing as they watched election returns last week in the Republican and Democratic races for the county executive nomination.They were surprised at Joe Ortwerth's margin of victory over Tom Brown in the Republican...
Jazzy Flute, Guitar Meld Musically
VETERAN jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe teamed with flutist Holly Hoffman in a dynamic duo on Wednesday evening at Just Jazz. Combined with the sensitive and able rhythmic backing of bassist Jay Hungerford and drummer Kevin Gianino, the pair romped through...
Let's Begin with Boozoo . . .
CONSIDER this week's space a place to catch up on what you may have been missing, as we take a look at some of the recent releases that have fallen through the cracks until now. Boozoo Chavis, "Live at the Habibi Temple, Lake Charles, Louisiana" (Rounder...
Let's Not Play Ball Owners' Solidarity Showing Cracks
Even though cracks appeared in the owners' solidarity, players finished their games Thursday, packed their bags and prepared for a strike that could wipe out what's left of an extraordinary season.As President Clinton urged the sides to get back together,...
Let's Not Play Ball Solidarity of Owners Shows Crack
Even though cracks appeared in the owners' solidarity, players finished their games Thursday, packed their bags and prepared for a strike that could wipe out what's left of an extraordinary season."We hope it's not a long strike," said Tony Gwynn, one...
Life's a Beach Vacation Homes Becoming More Common as Baby Boomer Enter Peak Earning Years
As millions of vacationers relax on the beach, hike in the woods or explore distant cities, some are also doing serious sightseeing in the local housing markets.Realtors report a healthy interest in vacation homes this summer despite a runup in interest...
Lions' Nihart Making His Way with Pros
Tim Nihart's life has been moving pretty quickly in recent weeks.A graduate of Lindenwood College, Nihart was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins last month and assigned to the team's Class A short season ballclub in Elizabethton, Tenn. A few...
Minors May Bond with Fans in Strike
A baseball strike that would bench players such as Barry Bonds may be a hit with some holders of stadium bonds.The San Francisco Giants slugger and about 700 other major leaguers may have played their last game for a while. Fans will be left to watch...
Missouri Fort Getting Boost with New Job
More than 7,500 additional soldiers will train every year at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., under a consolidation plan the Pentagon made public Thursday night."This is a great day for Fort Leonard Wood," said Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo. "We can handle all the...
Morning Briefing
Commerce Committee Votes To Make Minivans Build A Better Bumper</P><P>The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to bump up the safety standards of auto and minivan bumpers.</P><P>Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., who sponsored...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Ssshhh! Have a sheat and lishten closhely to this shtory about ART SHAMSKY.The game began like many other games in the baseball career of Shamsky. On Aug. 12, 1966, the pride of University City, and resherve outfielder for the Shincinnati Reds, was a...
Mystery Solved Uncertainty Ends as Army Verifies Body of Brother
Thousands of white crosses for D-Day's fallen soldiers filled Donna Plont's television screen, but it was the white cross nobody ever posted for her missing brother that filled her mind.Commemoration of the invasion's 50th anniversary on June 6 carried...
Netsch Attacks Edgar over Agency
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dawn Clark Netsch said Thursday that Gov. Jim Edgar bore responsibility for the Illinois Toll Highway Authority's becoming "a rogue agency."A string of controversies has kept the authority in the news for months. Its...
New White House Lawyer `Right for This Job' Mikva Earns Praise for His Service in Congress, on Bench
EXCHANGING ONE VETERAN lawyer for another, President Bill Clinton turned Thursday to Judge Abner J. Mikva to succeed Lloyd Cutler as White House counsel and chief Whitewater defender.Mikva, 68, is relinquishing a lifetime appointment on the federal bench...
New White House Lawyer `Right for This Job' `Movie Star', Critic for TV Guide among Judge's Many Roles
A FORMER MEMBER of Congress, Abner J. Mikva did not shut himself into the cloister of jurists when he became a federal appeals judge. He panned "The People's Court" for TV Guide and played chief justice in the movie "Dave."Now he is coming back into...
Nicklaus Clams Up; Round's No Pearl, Either
Normally one of the most accommodating interviews in sports, Jack Nicklaus has made himself scarce to the press this week at Southern Hills Country Club.The career PGA Tour victory leader (70), including five PGA Championships, Nicklaus typically conducts...
No Joy in Baseball Land: Players Set to Strike Cardinals Players Charter Own Jet to Return Home
Usually, a storm will threaten a major-league baseball game. And there's a doozy blowing right now, one that might make players run for cover and stay off the field for days, weeks . . .With players and major league owners on opposite ends philosophically,...
No Joy in Baseball Land: Players Set to Strike Ready for Plan B: Broadcasters, Fans Preparing for Alternatives
About the baseball strike:Tamara Robbins of Hot Springs, Ark., is being an optimist.John Dalzell of the Bowling Hall of Fame is being a pessimist.Rod Zimmerman of KMOX is being a pragmatist.Carroll J. Donohue of the downtown law firm of Husch & Eppenberger...
No More Excuses for Invading Haiti
President Bill Clinton, who not long ago was looking for any pretext to invade Haiti, has yet to set a deadline for action and seems to be wavering just a bit. Surprise is the normal reaction of this White House when confronted with foreign affairs,...
Obituaries
Arthur F. Webbink</P><P>Arthur Fred Webbink, 82, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (Aug. 10, 1994) at Meadow Brook Manor.</P><P>Mr. Webbink was a retired carpenter. He was a 50-year member of the Wentzville American Legion Post...
Only 1 Wore Seat Belt in Wreck That Killed 4, Injured 3 19 Killed in Accidents Last Weekend Weren't Buckled Up
The Missouri Highway Patrol said Thursday that only one of the seven people killed or injured in an accident near Wright City Wednesday was wearing a seat belt.The person wearing the belt was the driver whose car crossed the grassy median of Interstate...
Only 1 Wore Seat Belt in Wreck That Killed 4, Injured 3 19 Killed in Accidents Last Weekend Weren't Buckled Up
The Missouri Highway Patrol said Thursday that only one of the seven people killed or injured in an accident near Wright City Wednesday was wearing a seat belt.The person wearing the belt was the driver whose car crossed the grassy median of Interstate...
`Our Gang' Is Back with a New Gang
"THE LITTLE RASCALS" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:15.</P><P>ALFALFA still pledges his undying love for Darla, but he's crooning "You Are So Beautiful" instead of "I'm in the Mood for Love."</P><P>He dresses in a wig and tutu,...
Overcoming Loneliness with Living Time, Tenacity Can Help Soften the Pangs of Loss in Later Life
This story includes information from the New York Times News Service. Estelle Shyres doesn't use fancy words to describe her experience.When her husband, Melvyn Shyres, died of cancer six years ago, she lost her best friend.Then she stopped eating and...
Painful Breast Lumps Might Be Malignant
Dear Ann Landers: I have an important medical tale for your readers, especially the women. Please print it.About eight months ago, I started having pain in one of my breasts. After two weeks, I went to my ob-gyn group to have it checked out. The specially...
People
Greetings from The Stork Club:Actress MICHELLE PFEIFFER has a new leading man - the newly born John Henry Kelly. The infant was born last week to Pfeiffer, 37, and her husband, television producer David Kelley. They have a 17-month-old daughter.For KATEY...
Peter Cushing, 81: Played Frankenstein, Holmes, Appeared in `Star Wars'
Peter Cushing, an actor who played in classics with Laurence Olivier but was best known for horror-movie roles such as Baron Frankenstein, died of cancer Thursday (Aug. 11, 1994). He was 81.Mr. Cushing died in a hospice in Canterbury, England, which...
Pilot, Co-Pilot Face Charges in Crash Quarrel over Landing Caused Korean Jet to Go into Skid, Catch Fire, Officials Say
A pilot and co-pilot who blamed each other for a crash that destroyed their Korean Air jetliner will be charged with causing the accident by quarreling during landing, an official said today.All 152 passengers and eight crew escaped seconds before the...
Poverty, Overpopulation and the Pope
The Vatican, the spiritual representative of millions of Catholics worldwide, has an important role to play at the United Nations conference on population to be held in Cairo next month. At previous conferences, the Vatican has rightly reminded participants...
Promising Tailback May Not Return to Mu
Felix Lindsey, a highly touted redshirt freshman tailback from Georgia, has not reported to the University of Missouri football camp and apparently will not return."We've been calling him, and he doesn't return our calls," Mizzou coach Larry Smith said...
Recall of Pappas May Save $40,000
Erik Pappas was back in a Cardinals uniform Thursday for a one-night stand. He was wearing a smile on his face, for no apparent reason.Pappas started the season as the Cardinals regular catcher when Tom Pagnozzi suffered a knee injury. He hit only .199...
Recordings
"WAKAFRIKA" Manu Dibango (Giant)</P><P>It's been 21 years since Manu Dibango, a jazz/R&B artist from Cameroon, hit the American charts with "Soul Makossa," but with the advent of world beat music, he has another shot with his new ...
Reds Lose, but Astros Strike out in Bid to Pass
The Los Angeles Dodgers shut out Cincinnati 2-0 Thursday, but the Reds still ended up atop the National League Central by a half-game at the strike deadline when Houston lost to San Diego.Reds manager Davey Johnson, while boarding a plane at the Cincinnati...
Reno Moves to Halt Flow of Cubans Attorney General Outlines Crackdown on Boat Owners
Attorney General Janet Reno moved Thursday to thwart a possible attempt by exiles in southern Florida to spur a mass exodus from Cuba.At a hastily arranged evening news conference, she said law enforcement officials may stop and board U.S.-flag vessels...
Reno Promises to Block Mass Exodus of Cubans
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said Thursday that the United States would take "all prudent steps" to prevent a mass exodus from Cuba.She said Coast Guard and Navy vessels would stop American boats and ships that appeared to be bound for Cuba, presumably...
Simpson Recuperates after Minor Surgery Involving Lymph Node
O.J. Simpson underwent minor surgery Thursday to determine whether swollen lymph nodes in his armpits and drenching night sweats are symptoms of cancer.Earlier tests ruled out AIDS or other infectious causes, and Simpson has a family history of cancer,...
Slicing through the Health-Care Debate
The president of Pizza Hut doesn't think you're willing to pay an extra 50 cents for a pizza to finance health insurance for his lower-skilled, mostly part-time employees. Yet at the same time, many of you are willing to pay a dollar or more to use an...
Slu Sues Crime Book Publisher
Disputing a claim it's the most dangerous college campus, St. Louis University might take top billing as the most angry campus.On Thursday, the university sued the publisher of a new book, "Crime at College: The Student Guide to Personal Safety."The...
Southern Hills Plays Hardball with Golfers Montgomerie Says He Feels Fortunate to Lead with 67
By midafternoon Thursday, it appeared as if golf's greatest players might be stymied by a tougher-than-anticipated Southern Hills Country Club.The greens, rock hard after playing extremely soft in practice rounds, confounded many early starters in the...
Southern Hills Plays Hardball with Golfers Montgomerie Says He Feels Fortunate to Share Lead at 67
By mid-afternoon Thursday, it appeared as if golf's greatest players might be stymied by a tougher-than-anticipated Southern Hills Country Club.The greens, rock hard after playing extremely soft in practice rounds, confounded many early starters in the...