St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 2, 1994

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1993 Murders Silence Protects Killers Apathy, Fear Are Accomplices in City's Record Murder Rate
A CROWD saw someone fatally shoot Willie McMiller's oldest son in broad daylight on Arlington Street near Minerva Avenue.Nine months later - as happened often during the city's deadliest year - a conspiracy of fear protects the killer."I've been to all...
49ers' Signings Cap Spending Spree
Eddie DeBartolo's checkbook may be empty, but his San Francisco 49ers football team should be well stocked for years to come. In fact, the Bay Area battle cry should be "Four More Years!"No one took better advantage of the Dec. 23 salary-cap deadline...
76ers' Bradley Is No Star Yet by Any Stretch
Did they give Shawn Bradley $44 million for eight years or $8 million for 44 years? Either way, it wasn't much of a bargain. The Golden Gate Bridge was available for a lot less. And the Philadelphia 76ers would probably get just as much use.Bradley is...
A Basic Guide to Plans for Lambert
After Lambert Field took its expansion plan back to the drawing board, the new blueprint came off the board last week with three parallel runways instead of the four previously called for.Which raises the question: How does an airport decide how many...
Abusive Men Called Dependent Most Who Batter Women Can't Handle `Unmanly' Feelings, Study Says
Most men who batter women are heavily dependent on the women in their lives for their emotional needs.The surprising finding may explain why battered women are most at risk of being killed or seriously injured when they attempt to leave the relationship.Research...
A Day to Be Bowled over by Ants, Ads
It was well worth the saddle sores.Ignoring my preconception that Florida State was already the national champion, I grabbed the remote control and took on the 14-hour New Year's Day bowlathon from my couch.The games blurred into one. Looking down from...
Ambitious Collection Anthology Offers Mixture of New and Old Names
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1993 Edited by Louise Erdrich with Katrina Kenison 395 pages, Houghton Mifflin, $22.95</P><P>THE BEST American Short Stories series has been in existence since 1915. There have been only four editors,...
American Firms Chasing Golden Calf in India
McDonald's is coming to India, where cows are sacred.Officials of the fast-food giant say they are committed to opening beef-less, chickenburger restaurants in India within the next two years for the same reason that hundreds of other U.S. businesses...
Another Miracle? It's Not Too Likely at '94 Games
Commit this date to memory: Feb. 22, 1980.Remember the score: United States 4, Soviet Union 3.Savor the achievement: An eventual Olympic gold medal.That moment, when a team of underdog, overachieving U.S. players upset the world's finest hockey team...
Applause, Applause! Our Annual Salute to St. Louis Theater
HAPPY NEW YEAR!Well, the obligations are out of the way, and it's time for fun.This annual year-end review is fun, too. It's a chance to say "thanks" to the members of the theatrical community who gave me some special evenings during 1993. The fun comes...
Back from the Dead, `Homicide' Is More Captivating Than Ever
THE BEST TV drama of 1993 returns this week with the first of four new episodes.I'm talking about "Homicide: Life on the Street," which premiered last January and built a devoted following but never became a phenomenon (possibly because of its lack of...
Badgers Halt Ucla, Come out Smelling like a Rose Wisconsin Gets 2nd Bowl Win in 104 Years
Wisconsin's first Rose Bowl in 31 years was worth the wait.Brent Moss ran for 158 yards and scored on two short runs in the first half as the ninth-ranked Badgers beat No. 14 UCLA 21-16 Saturday.Darrell Bevell scrambled for a 21-yard touchdown early...
Badgers Pluck First Rose on Fourth Try
Wisconsin didn't have to say cheese. The Badgers already were all smiles.For the first time in the school's football history, which goes back 105 years, Wisconsin won the Rose Bowl. The Badgers beat UCLA 21-16 Saturday, their first win over the Bruins...
Battle for Spots in Olympics Has More Drama Than Usual
The most interesting Olympic team selection meet in the history of U.S. figure skating will begin Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.Competition for an unusually limited number of spots on the team and the return of 1988 Olympic champion Brian Boitano...
Blackboard Jungle: Teaching Approach Divides Schools
In Franklin County, 350 parents crowd into the cafeteria at St. Clair High School. In west St. Louis County, hundreds pack the Ballwin Baptist Church.In both cases, the attraction is a subject so divisive that a television commentator in Oklahoma said,...
Bob Posen Retires after 35 Years, Variety of Titles at Post-Dispatch
Bob Posen, the newsroom's jack-of-all-trades, is retiring after more than 35 years at the Post-Dispatch."I may have had more job titles than anybody on the fifth floor," says Posen, 64.Among those titles: makeup editor, city editor, chief copy editor,...
Bold Opinions for the Thick-Skinned
WHAT BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD DO NOW Dispatches from Near the Vanguard By Ralph Wiley 374 pages, Ballantine, $21.95</P><P>RALPH WILEY in a nutshell: He doesn't write much that's new, but he writes it superbly.</P><P>Wiley...
Bond Bears Rare after Long Rally
How strong is the U.S. bond market? Even the bears don't see interest rates rising much in 1994.A survey of eight money managers showed that at worst they think the yield on the benchmark 30-year Treasury bond will rise to 6.75 percent next year from...
Born Frontiersman Clashes with '90S
SOMETIME this year - probably quite soon - Bruce Woodruff Kurt will go to jail."They're trampling on my liberty," he told me last week.In this instance, "they" are insisting that Kurt have a drivers license to operate a motor vehicle. Kurt counters...
Boston College Motors Past Virginia
Boston College quarterback Glenn Foley was true to form Saturday, and so were Virginia's Cavaliers.Foley, who spent his college career rewriting several of Doug Flutie's passing marks, broke most of the Carquest Bowl's major passing records in leading...
Bowl Game Postscripts
BADGERS FANS FIND TICKETS TO NOWHERE</P><P>For many Wisconsin fans, the tickets they thought they had attained for the 80th Rose Bowl game Saturday became a granddaddy of a headache.</P><P>"They told us at 6 o'clock last night...
Bowl Game Postscripts
NO. 1 VS. NO. 2Florida State is the first No. 1 team in the 1990s to win a matchup against the second-ranked team. The previous top-two matchups this decade:Nov. 16, 1991: No. 2 Miami 17, No. 1 Florida State 16Jan. 1, 1993: No. 2 Alabama 34, No. 1...
Boy's Body Found; Avalanche Killed 5
A search for a 7-year-old Canadian boy buried in an avalanche ended Saturday with the discovery of his body. The death of the boy, Miles Merrill, brought the death toll to five.The boy's body was found at 1 p.m., about 24 hours after he and six others...
Cabal Uses Bribes, Torture to Dominate Human Smuggling
A criminal enterprise based in Guatemala and Southern California is becoming one of the principal organizations in the human-smuggling trade.The cabal appears to be linked to almost every smuggling boat that has arrived on the Pacific coast this year.In...
Cadet Who Fell Ill Feels Betrayed by the Air Force Service Will Not Pay to Treat Leukemia
Throughout school, Casey Bowe of Laredo, Mo., earned top grades. He excelled in sports and became a church leader and 4-H Club officer.He did it to show his worth to the U.S. Air Force Academy, he says. On July 1, he swore his oath of allegiance to the...
Caron Has Eye out for Holiday Bargains
This is a wonderful time to do some post-Christmas shopping in the National Hockey League.The Pittsburgh Penguins could be persuaded to deal Rick Tocchet and Marty McSorley. The Quebec Nordiques are trying to peddle defenseman Steve Duchesne and might...
Century of Tradition at Veiled Prophet Ball
`EITHER YOU come and have fun or you stay away," GOP heavy Roy Pfautch says in response to critics of the Veiled Prophet Ball.The funseekers clearly held sway at the 110th edition of the big ball Dec. 23 at the Adam's Mark Hotel, where McKay Noland...
Chiefs Feel a Letdown despite Clinching Title
After 22 years of yearning and craving it, fighting and clawing for it, the Kansas City Chiefs must feel great to finally have a division title. Right?Wrong. And it hardly seems fair. There have been no celebrations in Kansas City this week for the new...
Comeback Ruffed Grouse Now Quietly Part of Missouri Scene
A squirrel hunter steps out of the woods onto an overgrown road and is startled by an explosion of wings. Shaken, he watches as a large gray bird, a ruffed grouse, flies down the road a ways before turning and disappearing into a thicket.A turkey hunter...
Composer Overcomes Obstacles Joan Tower Successful despite Many Musicians' Antipathy to New Works
THE COMPOSER Joan Tower likes to recount an exchange she had with a well-known pianist whose repertory consisted solely of warhorse concertos: "I asked him if he had ever met a living composer. He said, `Yes, once, but he died.' "The encounter took place...
Defense, Bank Stocks Top Local Leader Board
Defense companies, under the gun because of lower military spending, battled back from adversity last year to record some of the biggest gains among St. Louis stocks.Banks and brokerages remained solid investments for the second consecutive year, but...
Deploy Troops in the New Year?
It's a new year - with some old wars and disturbances - and maybe some new ones. As the year ended, the United Nations had peacekeeping or peacemaking forces (some big, some small) in 16 countries or regions: Angola, Cambodia, Cyprus, El Salvador, ...
`Desert Swarm' Helps 'Cats Conquer 'Canes
The Miami Hurricanes never knew what hit them in the Fiesta Bowl and the result was surprising.Arizona's Desert Swarm defense kept Miami's high-powered offense bottled up the entire game, collected four sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery...
Distinguished Group Will Receive a & E Council Awards
EXCITEMENT IN THE community has been mounting steadily over the winners of the Arts & Education Council Annual Awards, which will be presented at the third annual A & E Awards Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton on Jan. 24.The evening will begin with cocktails...
Earnings Hold Key to Stocks
Heading into 1994, a key issue bedeviling stock market analysts and money managers is whether corporate profits will exceed expectations.</P><P>Since expectations are high, the stock market is vulnerable if 1993's fourth-quarter earnings...
Evocations of Time and Its Infinite Varieties
THE TURNING OF the year is a natural - and irresistible - occasion to think about time and its infinite varieties. Time past. Time remaining. Time well used and time wasted. Time out.Here the vista is dominated by Pike's Peak, which looms upwards of...
Ewen Feels like He Is Lucky Duck
As an enforcer for the Mighty Ducks, Todd Ewen uses his fists to intimidate. But don't let his tough-guy image fool you. Off the ice, he is as easy-going and likable as one of Disney's characters.In fact, Ewen has created some characters of his own....
Female Sleuths at Work
WITCHES' BANE By Susan Wittig Albert 273 pages, Scribner's, $20 QUAKER WITNESS By Irene Allen 255 pages, Villard, $18</P><P>THE GOAL of most beginning mystery writers is to establish a leading character who will capture the interest...
Florida Knocks No. 3 West Virginia off the Mountain
West Virginia blamed everyone else when it didn't get a chance to play head-to-head for the national championship.The Mountaineers had only themselves to blame, however, after making mistake after mistake in a 41-7 loss to Florida in the Sugar Bowl on...
Funds May Be a Buyer's Market
Suggested New Year's resolution for mutual fund investors: No matter how modest the size of your account, insist on first-class service in 1994.After all, in entrusting your money to fund managers, you have contributed to one of the big success stories...
Gay Life in Pivots of Power
QUEER IN AMERICA Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power by Michelangelo Signorile 300 pages, Random house, $23</P><P>IT ISN'T JUST the straight people on Madison Avenue, Capitol Hill and Sunset Boulevard who are phobic about homosexuality...
Giants Are Underdogs at Home?
They are playing in front of their fans, and no NFL club has a better record. We're describing the New York Giants, but we might as well call them the other guys, the opponents, the pretenders.Has an 11-4 team, at home, the first team to reach the playoffs,...
Gone to the Dogs
WHEN HANS is in the doghouse, it's strictly his decision. It's also one of the fanciest houses a dog could hope to be in. (People should all be so well-housed).Hans is the almost-4-year-old German shepherd who rules Bill and Carole Franklin's home in...
Grouse Hunting? Many Said Thanks, but No Thanks
Ruffed grouse hunting is regarded as a sport for country gentlemen, but the elegant little bird doesn't behave for hunters like a gentleman, country or otherwise.Ruffed grouse live in tough neighborhoods, so tough that most hunters and many dogs don't...
Guideposts for the New Year a Time for Examination of the Soul and Celebration of the Human Spirit
Congratulations. You made it. The holidays are now officially over. All of us race through this season, occasionally grasping the sacred, but mostly just grasping. (If you look at how our society treats Christmas, you would think Christ was born...
Healthy Skepticism about Vitamins
Everyone knows that garlic keeps vampires away. But does it really have the same effect on viruses, as some companies claim? What about parsley? Does it remove small kidney stones, as others assert? Or what about anti-oxidants? Will a regular intake...
Henson Plans Rest Stops for Illini
It has been a long 10 days for University of Illinois coach Lou Henson.His last memory of Fighting Illini basketball is the triple-overtime loss to Missouri on Dec. 22 in St. Louis.He still sees Jevon Crudup scoring at will against his team in the first...
Home Exchange Services for Long-Term Trips
Q. I am very much interested in exchanging my house for an equal house in Europe for a one-month vacation. Would you know of agencies that would facilitate such an exchange?A. Two organizations have been in business for quite a while, each claiming...
Hopes Fade for Peace in Ulster Firebomb Attacks by Ira Help Dispel Optimism on Political Front
A month ago, optimists were talking about peace in Northern Ireland by Christmas.The British and Irish governments rushed out a joint declaration in hope of inspiring a lasting holiday truce, and reaction was generally favorable. It looked like the "men...
Hotels Checking into Eco-Tourism
SURE, YOU RECYCLE newspapers. Worry about global warming. Maybe even fantasize about spending a week in a Costa Rican rain forest.But the next time you check into a hotel, would you be willing to skip fresh sheets for a few days? Or do without those...
Hubs Cut Airlines' Hubbub System Also Lowers Fares for Passengers
When the government deregulated airlines in 1978, the hub-and-spoke route system suddenly became the wave of the future.Trouble is, the airlines had to scrunch the future onto terminals designed for the past.New hub airports (like the one a-building...
Investors Cruising for High Returns
When it comes to cruising for high returns, investors in mutual funds are discovering profitable harbors abroad.Investors poured billions of dollars into global and international stock funds last year. And they were richly rewarded, with several funds...
In Village of Fiberglass Igloos 23 Learn What Makes a Home
It could hardly appear more incongruous, a neighborhood of 18 igloo-like structures on an old parking lot near a freeway entrance ramp, several blocks west of downtown.While they may look odd, the little white fiberglass domes next to the Harbor Freeway...
Irish Keep Their Hopes Up Beat A&m, Retain Shot at No. 1
Notre Dame kept its long-shot national championship hopes alive. Barely.It took a 45-yard punt return by Mike Miller and Kevin Pendergast's 31-yard field goal with 2 minutes 17 seconds to play Saturday. The fourth-ranked Fighting Irish rallied to a 24-21...
Kings Turn over New Leaf Again, Beat Toronto 7-4
John Druce and Tomas Sandstrom scored two goals each as the Los Angeles Kings upheld a franchise tradition by pounding the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 in a National Hockey League game Saturday night.The Kings have won their last six New Year's Day games...
Kramer Leads Lions to Brink of Victory
Erik Kramer has been through this before. And he has learned.No more wondering about what might have been had he gotten a shot at the Detroit Lions' quarterback job last summer.No more worrying about whether he'll be around to get a chance at it next...
Late Fg Lifts Seminoles 18-16 Orange Bowl Win Makes Claim for Title
Perhaps appropriately, it took an ending that couldn't have been more excruciating. But in a Saturday night marathon at the Orange Bowl, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden finally wiped away the stain that had tainted his marvelous record.The Seminoles...
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Mornings Controlling A.M. Chaos Takes Persistence and a Plan (Maybe Today You'll Have Time to Read about How to Do It
PG-RATED daydreams. For me and I suspect for many other women - they are the most constant reminder of the daily grind of motherhood.My favorite one goes like this:It's 6:30 a.m. on a typical weekday. The alarm goes off. I stretch, roll over, find...
"Mastery' Tests Preceded Outcome-Based Movement
Outcome-based education grew out of the "mastery learning" movement that began in the 1970s and spawned minimum-competency tests in many states.Missouri designed its Basic Essential Skills Test to test eighth-graders on facts that experts believed they...
`Mastery' Tests Preceded Outcome-Based Movement
Outcome-based education grew out of the "mastery learning" movement that began in the 1970s and spawned minimum-competency tests in many states.Missouri designed its Basic Essential Skills Test to test eighth-graders on facts that experts believed they...
More St. Louisans Turn to Lessons of Kwanzaa
Growing numbers of St. Louisans of African descent lit the red, green and black candles of Kwanzaa this holiday season.And that pleases Malik Ahmed, one of the local and national pioneers of the seven-day celebration of African-American heritage."It's...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff was shocked and appalled by an episode that occurred Monday night in football-crazy Jacksonville, Fla.A 19-year-old was plying his trade at The Sea Turtle Inn when he was accosted by some members of the North Carolina football...
Moving Experience for Pats May Be near Sunday's Game Could Be Team's New England Finale
Two moving vans sit on the Foxboro Stadium parking lot.Paul Arpin Van Lines: The Official Mover of the NFL. Moving Your Future.Perhaps it should read: Moving Your Team - To St. Louis.The trucks are used to transport team equipment during the National...
Murphy Is Magical in Symphony's Gala
The St. Louis Symphony once again put listeners in a festive mood with its spiffy New Year's Eve Gala in Powell Hall on Friday evening, but the regulars in the crowd were celebrating even before the program began.Since the Symphony season began in September,...
NAFTA Era Gets Started with 1994 `Biggest Effect' Wipes out Tariffs on Some U.S. Goods, Official Says
Any Budweiser beer, frozen Kansas City strip steaks, American-made pianos, video games and men's pants traveling south across the border for sale in Mexico are going duty-free today.Those are among the scores of American goods and services that lost...
Nba's Mean Team . . . and Not-So-Mean
MENACES TO PROPRIETY Active NBA players and coaches with the most career ejections:</P><P>CHARLES BARKLEY (20 ejections): Only player Magic Johnson would not take a charge from.</P><P>RICK MAHORN (18): Part of Bullets' McFilthy...
NBA Tough Guys: There's Method in Their Meanness
"If I get thrown out because of a head butt, then this league has a problem. It's getting to where you can't touch anybody. You've got to stand up for what you believe in."- Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spurs, after a recent ejection.Now that you mention...
New Year's Dips: Club Takes Annual Dunk
It was high noon, time for the Alton Water Ski Club's annual New Year's Day dip in the Mississippi River by the Arch."We might have to call off the event because of heat," fretted club president Jeff Stackpole. The air temperature reached a sultry 43...
NFL Matchups
Dallas Cowboys (11-4) at New York Giants (11-4) Kickoff: noon, KMOV Ch. 4 Line: Cowboys by 6 1/2 Notable: "It's not exactly winner take all, but it's winner take a bunch," Dallas coach Jimmy Johnson says of this game. The winner will clinch...
NFL Team Doctors Feel Squeeze on Injury Decisions
Joe McCall said his National Football League career ended in a most unpleasant way.First, his employer, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, accused him of faking pain in the weeks after having knee surgery.Then the team's doctors examined him under the influence...
Nhl Communicates Displeasure by Firing Judge
A disallowed Brett Hull goal on Nov. 18 may have cost Richard Schweigler his part-time job as a video-replay judge at Blues games.Wally Harris, NHL assistant director of officiating, informed Schweigler in a letter dated Dec. 9 that his services would...
N. Korea, U.S. Affirm Statement to Settle Nuclear Dispute Fairly
North Korea has agreed to a "joint statement" with the United States, paving the way for their nuclear dispute to be "settled fairly," North Korean President Kim Il Sung said Saturday.But he warned that any push for more concessions "may invite catastrophe."...
Notes & Calendar
Fishing pros Guido Hibdon, Paul Elias, Lonnie Stanley and Peter Thliveros will be among the instructors at a new show, Let's Go Fishing, Friday through Sunday at the Gateway Convention Center at Interstate 55 and Illinois Route 157 in Collinsville, Ill.Boats,...
Notre Dame Keeps Its Hopes Up
Notre Dame kept its long-shot national championship hopes alive. Barely.It took a 45-yard punt return by Mike Miller and Kevin Pendergast's 31-yard field goal with 2 minutes 17 seconds to play to rally the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish to a 24-21 victory...
Openly, Cubans Show Scorn for Regime
Flora the restaurant worker raises a glass of coffee and offers a shocking toast to a stranger: "For when Cuba is free."At a famous restaurant, a waiter bitterly and loudly explains to a foreign customer why the food is cold, the portions tiny and the...
Page Avenue Plan May Kill Farm Creve Coeur Park Expansion Threatens Family's Home, Barn
Government may soon do what the great flood of 1993 couldn't: End nearly six decades of farming by the Stolte family in Maryland Heights' Missouri River bottoms.Rick Stolte was rehabbing his flood-damaged farm house when he learned in November that about...
Parkway South Students Call System More Difficult
At Parkway South High School, students are expected to demonstrate what they know rather than memorize answers for a test.It means more work for Brian Griesemer, a senior. In chemistry class last school year, Griesemer spent two months researching and...
People
Anther sign of a sinking civilization: The yacht that once served American presidents will soon be a plaything for model CLAUDIA SCHIFFER.The yacht bears the name Honey Fitz, after the grandfather of President JOHN F. KENNEDY. It slid off the ways in...
Pooling Predictions with the Readers
Welcome to the 20th annual Office Pool. Because this participatory prognostication has answered the unfelt need of millions, this tradition has been imitated in all media.</P><P>I have always tried to score lower than my readers, and last ...
Promise to Kicker Pays off for Fsu
Looking for the missing piece in his quest for a national championship, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden made a bit of a deal with the devil. He promised a high school kid a starting job.It paid off Saturday night.Freshman Scott Bentley kicked a 22-yard...
Propane Explosion at House Kills 2, Injures 3 Lighting a Cigarette Touches off Fireball
Two young brothers died and three people were burned when a propane blast destroyed their house in west St. Louis County.St. Louis County police said the explosion, shortly before midnight Friday, apparently had been touched off by a man trying to light...
Pure Silver: Moviegoers Were Richly Rewarded in 1993
TEN BEST? How about 30 best? This is the hardest year in memory (admittedly fading) to narrow down the year's best movies to a manageable list.The number of feature-film releases has been increasing over the last several years, but that's not the main...
Queen, Special Maids Honored at VP Ball
THIS YEAR'S Queen of Love and Beauty is McKay Noland Baur, daughter of Andrew N. Baur and Catherine S. Bollinger. She attends Vanderbilt University and is a 1992 graduate of Mary Institute.Special maids presented at the 1993 VP Ball were:First special...
Rape Becomes Issue in Political Asylum Petitions
Unable to find a pro-democracy activist, Haitian soldiers reportedly jailed his fiancee in retaliation last summer - and then gang-raped her in prison.The young activist escaped to Miami and has been granted political asylum, and his fiancee has since...
Rebuilding Huskies Hoping to Hammer out Win over Mu
Former Illinois State coach Bob Bender is off to a record-setting start in his first season as head coach at Washington.But it's not the kind of record you write home about. The Huskies opened the season with five consecutive losses, tying a 1954 school...
Reeves Helped Team Take Giant Step in Right Direction
Shortly after he became the New York Giants' head coach last winter, Dan Reeves walked into the office of owner Wellington Mara with a paper in his hand."It was a letter I had written him in 1979 when we hired Ray Perkins instead of Dan as our coach,"...
Rep, Black Rep Kick off New Year
ST. LOUIS theater companies are jump-starting the new year this week, with both the Rep and the Black Rep getting under way with Friday openings following two nights of previews.The Rep is doing the 1992 Tony award-winning "Dancing at Lughnasa," by Brian...
Revival of Sweetness and Romance in Bridal Gowns
THERE'S ONLY one thing a bride-to-be requires of her wedding dress: utter perfection.To please today's savvier bride who is marrying older (on average) and using her head as well as her heart to make her decision, designers have whipped up a dizzying...
Roots in South, Focus on Songs Brother Cane Puts Emphasis on Melody and Songcraft
IN A YEAR that has seen Brother Cane play 200 shows, including tours with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Robert Plant, two acts the group's singer/guitarist Damon Johnson considers to be among his heroes, Johnson points to a seemingly low-profile show at Missisippi...
Same Movie Five Years Later, except Longer
"THE ABYSS: DIRECTOR'S CUT" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:40.</P><P>DIRECTOR James Cameron has put back about 30 minutes of material that was taken out of this undersea adventure before it was released in 1989. What we have now is what...
Scholars Get Hooked on Computer Network
When E.J. Crane, a postdoctoral fellow at Bowman Gray Medical School in North Carolina, wants to know how fast a particular enzyme reaction occurs, he could calculate it on his Macintosh computer.But that would take 24 hours.Instead, he uses the Mac...
Sharing Information, Yes; Fixing Prices, No
The price-fixing case among elite universities and their scholarship offers has come to a conclusion that should be acceptable to all sides. Under an agreement announced recently, schools will be able to share information on which financial aid decisions...
Shedding Light on Betrayal NBC Movie Stars Judith Light as Patient Victimized by Therapist
NOTHING, not even her starring role as a victimized patient in this week's TV movie "Betrayal of Trust," could ever sour Judith Light on the benefits of psychotherapy.After undergoing years of therapy, Light plays a woman who is sexually abused by her...
Siesta Time: Hurricanes Have Arizona Nightmare
It took the University of Arizona's football team just 3 minutes 50 seconds to score on Miami in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl and only slightly longer to totally embarrass the Hurricanes.The final score was 29-0, and the game was nowhere near that close. This...
Sign Gets Security Afforded Hollywood Stars
A new group will protect the famed Hollywood sign with radar beams, laser cameras and an advanced sound system. The plan is to help catch and prosecute vandals who try to deface the 45-feet-tall letters.Profits from printing the sign's likeness on such...
Signs of Her Times
I don't believe in horoscopes. I just read mine in the paper for entertainment.So how come I'm not entertained?Because I can predict what my horoscope will be - boring.Every other zodiac sign can look forward to travel, intrigue and nefarious schemes.I've...
Six Killings Cap City's Violent Year
As 15-month-old Andrea Bell played happily on the floor in a circle with her 4-year-old brother and 2-year-old cousin, a gunshot from the floor above rang out.The bullet went through the floor and splintered into several pieces. Four struck Andrea, fatally...
Skiing Professionals List Their Favorite Runs - in Order
SKIING MAGAZINE asked pro and Olympic skiers to name their favorite bump runs in its December issue. And the winners are Exhibition, Sun Valley, Idaho; Palivacinni, Arapahoe Basin, Colo.; Sunset, Aspen, Colo.; Outer Limits, Killington, Vt.; International...
Sports Shorts
Blair Sets Two Records In Speed Skating Trials</P><P>Bonnie Blair of Champaign, Ill., and Dan Jansen each set two track records Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Trials in Milwaukee.</P><P>Blair, who won two gold medals...
Spotlight
Turner Brooks Jr., director of the St. Ann campus of Vatterott College, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Proprietary School Advisory Committee of the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education.Dr. Patricia L. Monteleone has been appointed...