St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 10, 1994

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44 Ways St. Louis Loves Its Baseball
In honor of the summer of 1944, when St. Louis teams ruled the National League and American League, here are 44 reasons St. Louisans could be excited about the return of big-league baseball for another season in the Gateway City: 1. Another Ozzie Smith...
5 Yapping Pomeranians Have Owner Seeking Quiet
Dear Dr. Fox: I have five Pomeranians ranging in age from 1 to 5 years.Two of the dogs have been debarked, and I'm getting ready to debark two more.I have a terrible problem with excessive barking, and when one starts, the others join in to the point...
79 Drops Irwin to 11 Shots off Lead
Hale Irwin sprung a leak Saturday, and it eventually turned into a full-fledged gusher.In perfect position to contend for his first Masters championship, Irwin began the third round only 2 strokes off the lead at 3-under-par 141.However, in the time...
A Bloomin' Good Time There's Budding Interest in the Medwest's Tulip Festivals
THE FIRST THING you notice about Patsy Sadler - the unofficial queen of tulips in this central Iowa town - is how relaxed she is, especially when she leans back in her swivel chair, laughing so that her eyes crinkle up and her hair brushes the Dutch-lace...
A Costly Effort for a Better Life
MILDRED LONG'S vision was never very good. For as long as she can remember, seeing did not come easily.In 1971, when she was 39 years old and had two small children - both of whom were mildly retarded - her vision took a dramatic turn for the worse....
A Different Kind of Mother's Story
THE STORY behind "David's Mother" (8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 4) began with a call to playwright Bob Randall in his New York apartment.It ended with Randall writing a play about a divorced mother who obsessively devotes her life to taking care of her son,...
Airlines Do the Bump a Bit More in '93 Than They Did in '92
THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS bumped from the nation's airlines increased a little last year, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation.Nearly 51,000 passengers were bumped from flights on major airlines, according tothe department's...
All aboard, Kids!
The best thing about traveling by train with your kids is that you don't have to stuff them in their seats and belt them down.The worst? You don't get to stuff them in their seats and belt them down.While you're daydreaming about what happens when Amtrak...
Ambush Ride Past Wave on Eck's Late Goal 11-10
Ted Eck must have had a hot line to heaven Saturday night at The Arena.His answered-prayer goal with 42 seconds left in the game lifted the Ambush to an 11-10 victory over the Milwaukee Wave and into the second round of the National Professional Soccer...
Are Celebrity Auctions Really Necessary?
A NEW SOCIAL form is replacing those great staples of fund-raising, the bake sale and the car wash.It's called the celebrity auction, and every organization that wants to help a school or fight a disease is holding one (and referring to it, in announcements...
Arkansas Could Hog the Spotlight Again Next Season
Arkansas next season will be deep, talented, confident and nasty. The Razorbacks should be able to extend the run they enjoyed this season.Nothing is ever certain, of course. Even with five starters returning there is no guarantee of a second successive...
As 1997 Aproaches, Hong Kong Is Growing More Chinese Daily
Back home in China, Hu Xiuling saw a newspaper ad offering banking jobs in Hong Kong and grabbed the chance.Now she's a teller, earning 10 times more and savoring capitalist life. She has even taken an English name, Linda.The 25-year-old Cantonese woman...
As Playoffs Loom, Blues Still Lack Consistency
It should come as no surprise that with three games remaining in the National Hockey League regular season, the Blues still can finish anywhere from third to seventh in the Western Conference standings.Heading into their game with Dallas at noon Sunday...
A Too-Tough Regime on Exported Wastes
When 66 countries agreed last month on an international treaty to limit the export of hazardous wastes, they took a strong stand in favor of curtailing a pernicious practice. Wastes that are destructive and dangerous in an industrialized country should...
Augmon's 12 Shots in a Row Propel Hawks Past Bullets
Stacey Augmon hit 12 consecutive shots and scored 26 points Saturday night as the Hawks beat the Washington Bullets 117-103 in Atlanta.Kevin Willis had 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Hawks, who shot 60 percent from the field in winning for...
A View with a Room
Home entertainment centers, once exclusively meant for Beverly Hills and the Hamptons, have found their way into family homes around the country. Designers are creating pieces sized to house the most popular electronic equipment and to blend in with...
Big Boots to Fill German Coach Has to Replace `der Kaiser'
He stepped into a football job as difficult as being coach at Notre Dame or replacing a legend like Bear Bryant - or maybe as tough as a combination of those two.That is what it was like for Berti Vogts to replace his country's most revered football...
Bill James Began Avalanche of Statistics Books
Baseball lore is full of legends, so here's another. This one, though, isn't about the game itself - it's about baseball by the numbers.In the 1970s, a high school teacher from Lawrence, Kan., tried to get a publishing deal to do a baseball statistics...
Billy Ray Develops Polish
Only time will tell whether singer Billy Ray Cyrus is a one-hit wonder, or a legend in the making. In the meantime, the country music vocalist is certainly enjoying the ride, as evidenced by his performance Friday evening at the Fox Theatre.Like many...
Black Women Reach out to Aid Others Caught Up in Addiction
Belting out songs in a popular downtown jazz club, Regina McCrary-Bond is the embodiment of sassy confidence and glamour.No one would guess the depths from which she had climbed to get there. Seven years ago McCrary-Bond, the daughter of a Baptist preacher,...
Blues Seek Stability as Playoffs Approach Roller-Coaster Ride Keeps Berry Reeling
It should come as no surprise that with three games remaining in the National Hockey League regular season, the Blues still can finish anywhere from third to sixth in the Western Conference standings.Heading into their game with Dallas at noon Sunday...
Bob Richards: Beneath the Veneer TV Weatherman Had Smooth Image, Rough Personal Life
Two minutes before his last weather forecast, Bob Richards called Guy Phillips. Richards was desperate for news about his wife, Kathleen, who'd gone to Chicago amid public reports that Richards had had an affair with another woman.He'd asked Phillips,...
Bob Richards off Camera Weatherman Had Smooth Image, Rough Personal Life
Two minutes before his last weather forecast, Bob Richards called Guy Phillips. Richards was desperate for news about his wife, Kathleen, who'd gone to Chicago amid public reports that Richards had had an affair with another woman.He'd asked Phillips,...
Brady's Bunch Plays for Love, Not Money
Baseball is the purest sport in collegiate athletics. This is strictly hard core, a game largely untouched by money.College baseball is spartan facilities, raw weather, bad hops. It is spit and salty language flying through the air. It is the ring of...
Braman's Legacy Eagles Owner Leaves Town as Civic Pariah
Norman Braman took over a sick man of a franchise in 1985 and turned it into a winner - both on the field and off. The Eagles' owner would wish that to be his legacy. He would wish it to be that simple.When he bought the team from Leonard Tose, he was...
Briefs
EGYPT Anti-Terrorism Chief Assassinated</P><P>Gunmen assassinated Egypt's top anti-terrorism officer in an attack on his car in the Cairo area Saturday night.</P><P>The official, Maj. Gen. Raouf Khayrat, deputy chief of state ...
Briefs
COLOMBIA Rebels Celebrate Peace Accord</P><P>Rebel soldiers in Flor del Monte, Colombia, jubilantly fired off their last rounds of ammunition Saturday, hours before they signed a peace accord guaranteeing them:</P><P>$5,000...
Bringing the Truth to Light Collections Unmask Stereotypes
Danger And BeautyBy Jessica Hagedorn209 pages, Penguin, $14 paperCharlie Chan Is DeadAn Anthology of Contemporary AsianEdited by Jessica Hagedorn569 pages, Penguin, $14 paperTHE SUCCESS of "Dogeaters," Jessica Hagedorn's 1990 novel, has prompted renewed...
Brooke Stevens' Dream Circus
THE LITERARY ringmaster of "The Circus of the Earth and the Air" performed in several arenas before he sat down to write his first novel.Author Brooke Stevens tended bar in the French Quarter, labored on a shrimp boat off Florida and ran a steam locomotive...
Bunker Mentality: Lear Adds Color to Generation Clash
JOHN AMOS is a black Archie Bunker with a twist - he's a liberal; his "meathead" son (T.E. Russell) is the conservative - in "704 Hauser" (7:30 p.m. Monday on Channel 4), producer Norman Lear's disappointing new take on his '70s superhit "All in the...
California Advances Drilling Ban Bill Headed to Senate Would Protect Coast from Oil Exploration
Without a vote to spare, the California Assembly approved a bill that would permanently ban oil drilling in the waters off the state's 840-mile coastline.Although the bill faces a tougher battle in the Senate, the bill has a good chance of becoming law...
Canadiens Gearing Up to Defend Cup
Patrick and Carbo.Goaltending and defense win playoff games and Stanley Cups. In 11 days, when the Montreal Canadiens begin to defend the Cup they won last year, they will rely on goalie Patrick Roy and center Guy Carbonneau for leadership.As the only...
Cards' Maxvill, Now an Old GM Hand, Enjoys Challenge
Dal Maxvill is starting his 10th season as Cardinals general manager which, surprisingly, ties him with Texas' Tom Grieve for third in major league longevity with the same team, behind Toronto's Pat Gillick and Oakland's Sandy Alderson. This position...
Careful Navigation: A Guide to Spring's Raging Currents
IT IS THE SEASON of possibilities. After the winter of our discontent, spring beckons, offering spiritual rebirth and the potential for new adventures.It is also the time for new clothes, but be careful. Women's spring '94 designer fashions enter the...
`Catherine' Is Bright, Entertaining Holy Roman Repertory Show Serves Up Dynamic Portrait of Czarina
She commanded power, respect and lust in throne rooms, literary salons and bedrooms, and she almost single-handedly made a feckless, splintered nation into a force to be reckoned with in Europe. In the language of the day, sexist though it might have...
Chicago Blasts Blues in Stadium Swan Song
Call it sweet revenge.Three days after the Blues beat up the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at The Arena, the Blackhawks turned the tables Friday night at Chicago Stadium.The Blackhawks whipped the Blues 6-1 in the final regular-season National...
Chiefs Taking Free-Agent Losses in Stride
Piece by piece, free agency has nibbled into one of the National Football League's better defenses in the '90s - the one residing at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.Cornerback Albert Lewis signed with the Los Angeles Raiders.Cornerback/safety Kevin...
City Policeman Held after Shooting
An off-duty St. Louis police officer was arrested early Saturday for trying to help a friend escape after the friend fired a shot at a woman outside a South County bar, police said.St. Louis Patrolman Alex Strong was driving the car as his friend leaned...
Compassion Yields to Anger over Crime
SINCE THIS IS a country in which you can get an argument over the time of day, it is something to see the unanimity of enthusiasm for the caning of Michael Fay, an 18-year-old American who has run afoul of the laws of Singapore. "Hooray for the government...
Confederate Air Force Earns Wings Restoring World War II Planes
I'M A FAN of the Confederate Air Force. Begun by Lloyd Nolen, a World War II flight instructor who purchased a Curtiss P-40 Varhawk in 1951, by 1993 it would have 137 antique aircraft of which 100 are in flying condition at all times.Nolen and four friends...
Daly's a Frat Rat among the Gentlemen
John Daly is golf's version of the dumb blonde. He is the Darryl Strawberry of the links, with a little Vince Coleman tossed in. Coleman threw firecrackers at fans, and had a tough time finding work. Daly whacks tee shots into spectators right behind...
Danforth Has Second Thoughts on Cable
When Congress moved two years ago to slam the brakes on cable-TV rate increases, did it inadvertently throw up a roadblock on the information superhighway?Last week, both Southwestern Bell Corp. and Cox Enterprises, Inc., blamed the legislation's newly...
Designers' Dozen
WHEN WE peeked into the big, red brick house on Church Street in Belleville, carpenters were pounding somewhere above. Saws were whirring.In the living room, designers were fluffing pillows. On the stairway, wallpaper hangers were scurrying up and down...
Disarmament, Cease-Fire Gladdens Liberians
A SMALL MIRACLE occurred last month in Liberia, a country united until recently only by mistrust and fear.On March 7, the three parties to a July cease-fire formed a transitional government and ECOMOG, the West African peacekeeping force, began disarming...
`Enough Pain to Go Around'
Losing IsaiahA novel by Seth J. Margolis370 pages, Hyperion, $22.95WHAT ARE the legal rights of birth-parents to a child who has been raised by adoptive parents? What happens to the child's rights when both parties are convinced that they have "their"...
`Ethnic Cleansing': Old World Order
For a moment, there seemed to be a glimmer - ever so slight - of hope in Bosnia. The incessant pressure on Sarajevo had been removed. The Croats and the Muslims were working out some of their problems. The Serbs, some thought, might be in a mood to talk.Wrong....
Fair Entrant's Father Goes the Extra Mile Projects of Budding Scientists Will Go on Display This Week
Tom Chamberlain has suffered a severe sunburn - all in the name of science.Chamberlain's daughter, Sarah, needed an assistant for her science fair project on evaluating sunscreen lotions, and Chamberlain stepped into a tanning booth three times to test...
Fairness Extends to Photos, Too
EVER SINCE World War II, Americans' consciousness has slowly but steadily been raised, one issue at a time, so that we've now reached a peak of awareness of how much others' feelings and opinions can differ from our own.As our differences have become...
Family Moves into Famous Set
IF PRODUCER Norman Lear's accountant hadn't been trying to save money, his new comedy series might not be premiering Monday."The whole idea grew up out of an accountant who would call me several times a year asking why I would pay storage for the sets...
Firing Line Several Coaches' Jobs in Jeopardy
Miami coach Kevin Loughery was relentless. He screamed at the officials nearly every trip downcourt during last week's National Basketball Association game with New York.Finally, lead official Darell Garretson had enough."Kevin, back off," Garretson...
Fletcher Being Rebuilt as Pass-Catcher
University of Wisconsin tailback Terrell Fletcher is being rebuilt as a pass-catcher as Badgers coaches try to make him a more diverse back.When spring football began this week, the senior-to-be faced a changing role. Used largely as an outside rushing...
For Clinton, Mitchell May Be the Man Who Can Do It All
Two retirements have made George Mitchell the most wanted man in Washington. When he announced his own retirement plans on March 4, the man from Maine triggered a round of laudatory comments suggesting how hard it would be for Senate Democrats to replace...
Foreigners Flee Corpse-Littered Rwandan Capital
Convoys of Americans and other foreigners drove away Saturday from Rwanda's blood-soaked capital of Kigali, where corpses litter the streets after three days of ethnic killing.Mark Billot of the Belgian branch of Doctors Without Borders said 8,000 people...
For Joe Montana, It's Been Calmer, More Accepting Spring
This April, it is calm inside the Atherton gates. No agonizing decisions, no reporters parked outside, no tears. The only bags being packed are for a vacation to Italy, not for bidding goodbye to an era.Inside the gates, Joe and Jennifer Montana are...
French Friends Come to the Aid of Ste. Genevieve
FROM ELIZABETH SAYAD comes word of a gala in honor of the French Heritage Relief Committee and its work in Ste. Genevieve.Friends of Vieilles Maisons Francaises, an American non-profit organization devoted to historic preservation in France and the United...
Gaming Stakes Still High Casino Firms Will Push for Missouri Showdown Vote, Experts Predict
Outside of Missouri, gambling-industry observers view Tuesday's defeat of riverboat casinos as a preliminary skirmish. The real battle, they say, will come in the fall."I think in November, Missouri will be holding a national referendum on casino gambling,"...
Getting a Grip on `Organic' Chemical-Free Foods Are Getting Standards
When Leo Eikermann finishes reading this newspaper, he may feed it to his hogs.They are part of his bountiful, natural farming business near Bourbon, Mo., which supplies health-food stores, farmer's markets and 95 families.Soon, Eikerman and other organic...
Heart of Texas Slugger Gonzalez on Huge Charity Mission
For Juan Gonzalez, one inspiration stands above all. Roberto Clemente."Clemente is one of the greatest baseball players ever, but what is important is what he was outside the lines," Gonzalez said. "He was a role model. He talked to the kids. He was...
Hens Making Life Tough for the Callers
Area turkey hunters will face a difficult but all-too-familiar situation in the Missouri season April 18-May 1 and the Illinois seasons, which already have opened in the southern zone and will close in the north May 4.With a late spring greenup, the...
High Hopes: Daly Has Long Way to Go before He Masters Augusta
Golf's answer to Maradona (Madonna, too) brought his mighty driver and short fuse to Augusta National Golf Club for the third time.In his previous Masters appearances, John Daly did his best to honor the established code of gentlemanly conduct on these...
Historical Society Is Target of Union
LINT IN MY CUFF: The Communication Workers of America is trying to organize the 120 staffers of the Missouri Historical Society. Observers note that the society's president, Robert Archibald, had previously been director of the Montana Historical Society,...
Home Stretch House Hunters Face Rising Rates, Shortage of Sellers
First-time buyer Sue Aldrich has been house-hunting only three weeks but has already missed out twice on homes she really wanted."The last house I wanted was sold in less than 10 hours for over the asking price," said Aldrich, 26, a teacher in the Special...
How to Pack for 2 Weeks with Only Carry-On Luggage
LIKE A LOT of other frequent fliers, I'm a firm believer in carry-on luggage. I'll gladly trade sore shoulders for the smug satisfaction of sailing past baggage carousels and hightailing it through customs ahead of the herd.A recent trip, though posed...
Islamic Banks Make Inroads in U.S. Trying to Develop Interest-Free System
Dr. Ala-ud-Din, a dentist in San Jose, Calif., had two choices: save for years to buy a house with cash, or take out a mortgage and violate the law of the Koran.That was until a third choice emerged. A small Islamic financing company bought the house...
It's Not Too Late for Some Excellent Tax Tips
TODAY I AM pleased to present the results of the Amateur Tax Tips contest, in which I asked readers to submit their tax-preparation tips on postal cards and send them in for a chance to win a valuable used pair of men's briefs signed by humor writer...
It Wasn't in the Cards Gambling Firms Fear Expansion Will Be Slowed
What went wrong in Missouri? Scores of casino company executives and the analysts who follow the industry are asking that question after Tuesday's narrow defeat of an amendment to legalize full-blown riverboat gambling.The industry had already invested...
Kids Lose Teeth, Parents Lose Big Bucks
I'M a retired tooth fairy, but there was a time when I sneaked into the kids' bedrooms, fished around under their pillows for a small bloody object the size of a lentil, and left them a dime. Sometimes it was a quarter with a request for 15 cents change,...
Kites: Happiness on a String
Prescription for post-winter blahs:Clutch a kite by its belly. Hold it up. Start running. Let the string out.Smile.That advice comes from 7-year-old Ayinde Scott. He was among thousands of people who visited Central Field at Forest Park on Saturday for...
Kottke Style Has Audience Enthralled
Leo Kottke is entering his second quarter century of performing his 12-string acoustic guitar music and he hasn't changed his show much.Wherever the industry's winds blow - toward New Age, which Kottke has influenced, or other voguish "unplugged" music...
Kurt Cobain Changed the Face of Rock
KURT COBAIN revitalized rock 'n' roll with a style that was built on tradition but soared to new heights by expressing the uncertainty, the fear and yet also the exuberance of contemporary youth.With one song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the Nirvana guitarist...
Lawmakers Putting Many Sacred Cows out to Pasture
For decades, some truths of Washington ran this way: If you don't want to be bloodied, don't mess with the gun lobby. Don't tangle with tobacco interests. Don't cross the doctors.And now, gun and tobacco controls are on the books and the doctors are...
Leader Lehman Keeps 6-Pack on Ice Only 1 Shot Up, Faces Sober Final Round
The war of attrition is on. The contenders have been established. As always, the Masters will be won, or lost, on Sunday.As darkness descended Saturday upon Augusta National Golf Club, the 58th Masters came down to this:Tom Lehman, Jose Maria Olazabal,...
Legend of Green Jacket Masters' Prize Unique in Sports
Sometime late Sunday afternoon, Bernhard Langer will be transformed from reigning Masters champion into something akin to a clerk for a men's clothing store.Langer, assuming he doesn't win again, will take a smart-looking sportscoat, hold it out for...
Lehman's Lead a Surprise - Especially to Lehman
No one expected this, not even Tom Lehman.Five of the last six Masters have been won by foreign golfers. Greg Norman of Australia had been playing like he was from another planet, not another country.Nick Faldo of England and Nick Price of Zimbabwe were...
Lightning Striking Key Blows in Playoff Battle
Tampa Bay won't be going to the Stanley Cup playoffs this season, but it's playing a big role in determining the makeup of postseason play in the National Hockey League.Wendel Young stopped 32 shots for his first shutout in four seasons as the Lightning...
Little Work, High Pay, Perks: Apply to Federal Government
Not many preachers get weekends off. Not many earn more than $100,000 a year. The Rev. Richard C. Halverson does both.He's chaplain of the Senate. His job is to open Senate business each day with a brief prayer. Sometimes he counsels senators or staff...
Love Does a Disappearing Act
The Circus Of The Earth And The AirA novel by Brooke Stevens411 pages, Harcourt Brace, $23.95`LOOKING OUT at the water, staring at the reflection of blue that his wife had become, he thought of how much he loved her and how strange and lucky it was that...
Malcolm Cheek's Life on the Lam
On Feb. 9, 1991, a woman in a car with Missouri plates pulled into the drive of Sisson Co.'s sales office near Cherry Log, Ga.Cheryle Dupont, who was working that day, remembers joking about the likelihood that someone from so far away would buy one...
Martin's Last-Lap Blunder Gives Green Win
David Green was awarded a bizarre victory in the Goody's 250 when leader Mark Martin mistakenly pulled off the track 300 yards before he was to take the checkered flag under caution Saturday."That's the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life, I think....
Maxwell's 27 Points Power Rockets Past Spurs 100-89
The home crowd showered shouts of "MVP, MVP" on Hakeem Olajuwon. But Vernon Maxwell was the game's most valuable player Saturday.With Olajuwon slowed by foul problems, Maxwell picked up the slack with 27 points as Houston beat San Antonio 100-89 in...
Measuring Tendency to Alcoholism
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have read somewhere of a simple, easy-to-remember formula for identifying alcoholism. It is based on factors such as the person's denial state. It is bugging me. I am sure a good friend is an alcoholic, and I would like to test this...
Mind over All?
As the New Age slides into middle age, so have many of its trends and philosophies. Among these is an approach to personal growth that in the mid-'70s was christened with an indisputably modern name: neurolinguistic programming.The practitioners of NLP,...
Mitchell's Selection to Court Would Add Politician's Savvy
IN 1987, AS OPPOSITION grew to Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court, Sen. George J. Mitchell, D-Me., met privately with Bork opponents.You get 50 votes, and I'll be the 51st, Mitchell said.Bork's opponents mustered the 50 votes, and Mitchell...
Money Is Not Enough
No one should be surprised at the conclusion of a new study of racially segregated school systems conducted by Harvard University: Money alone cannot equalize education. Whoever said it could? When it comes to improving education, financial support is...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Week after week, the Upon Further Review staff hears the same plea: Why isn't there more fan-pleasing violence in squash?Fret no more. At the British Open squash tournament in London, Pakistani player MIR ZAMA GUL head-butted Australian ANTHONY HILL...
Mu Reels in Wake of Theft Large Embezzlement Has Administrators Checking Safeguards
Christy Ann Tutin, a $20,176-a-year administrative assistant at the University of Missouri at Columbia, liked to go shopping on her lunch hour to pick out a new dress.Her husband, a former radio personality, devoted his spare time to civic projects -...
Mutual Funds and Money; It's New Economy
When we talk about a sure thing, we say it's like money in the bank.But in the '90s, people are keeping less of their money in the bank and more of it in mutual funds. And that's causing some mental gymnastics for economists who want to measure the...
New Hampshire's Castle in the Clouds Is Built on an Epic Scale
SHOE MAGNATE Thomas G. Plant once wrote, with considerable understatement, that his New Hampshire hideaway was "an estate for a man who enjoys big things."And there's no denying that his dream home, known as Castle in the Clouds, is built on an epic...
NFL Players Will Jump through Charity Hoops
St. Louis may not have a National Football League team, but there will be enough players in town Saturday to fill out a roster - and a very good one at that.For starters, how about two Heisman Trophy winners in running backs Billy Sims and George Rogers?Or...
No Fun: Messmer Shooting Dampens Plans for Chicago Stadium Fete
The Chicago Blackhawks' final regular-season game at Chicago Stadium on Thursday was supposed to be a festive occasion, with a pregame ceremony honoring Hall of Famers Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Glenn Hall, Tony Esposito and Tommy Ivan.The festivities...
No-Hitter Gives Mercker Status among Braves
Lost in anonymity in the Atlanta Braves' starting rotation, Kent Mercker has accomplished something his more famous peers haven't.He owns the distinction of being the only one of the five Atlanta starters who has pitched a no-hitter. And the lefthanded...
Northeast Missouri President Quits Warren Cites Differences with Faculty over Program Cuts He Sought
Russell G. Warren, the president of Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville, asked the board of governors Saturday for reassignment. He cited differences with the faculty over program cuts that Warren had requested.The board, which was holding...
Notebook and Calendar
The BASSMaster Missouri Invitational tournament will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Lake of the Ozarks Public Beach No. 2. All of the top pros, including Rick Clunn, David Fritts, Woo Davis and Gary Klein and Missourians Guido and Dion Hibdon and...
On Edge but off Target, Norman Trails by 6
If pretournament favorite Greg Norman is going to win his first Masters, he will have to come from behind in a big way Sunday.The world's top player at least for the past nine months, Norman shot a 3-over-par 75 Saturday. That dropped him to 1 under...
On Gambling, Walter Gunn and the Sheldon: Wait and See
THIS was the week that was. . . .Gambling is out along the Riverfront, a move I applaud. I don't have anything against tossing a few bob on the dice table, or backing a plater going six furlongs, but I simply don't trust the St. Louis Establishment to...
Opening Scene
It began with Damon Runyon's "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown," a Salvation Army soldier who fell for Sky Masterson, a gambler who would bet big bucks on just about anything. It continued with other Runyon characters like Harry the Horse, Nicely-Nicely...
Oquendo Seizes Rare Chance
Rare is the day in the last three years when Jose Oquendo has been an offensive force.Oquendo, the Cardinals' backup shortstop and way-back second baseman, had only one hit Saturday but it drove in the tying run in the Cardinals' 5-1 second-game victory.While...
Pell Trying to Help Others with His Second Chance
Charley Pell only felt alive when he was walking among the dead.Whenever he passed a cemetery, he couldn't fight the urge to pull off the road and pace down the long rows of grave sites, pausing to study names on headstones of people he never knew."I...
People
The drama seemed like slow motion, says model CHRISTIE BRINKLEY, but it was all-too-real life.On "Entertainment Tonight," she described last week's helicopter crash on a ski slope in Colorado. "It felt as if the mountain was sucking us into it," she...
`Perfect' Man Turns out Not to Be
Dear Ann Landers: I am in my mid-40s and have been happily married for almost 20 years to "Dan," who I thought was the perfect man. One day out of the blue, he was arrested. Dan was tried and convicted of molesting my 8-year-old niece. When I asked him...