St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 5, 1993

5–M M–Y
50 `Bug Bombs' Set off in Home Injure Three
Fifty aerosol "bug bombs" did more to the house at 1627 Knapp Street on Saturday than rid it of fleas.They touched off an explosion that slightly injured three children, rocked the brick three-story house and sent flames shooting through the roof, St....
Abdel Rahman Case Is Worth the Trouble
The supreme symbol of growing public irritation over our porous immigration rules is the presence in our midst of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian preacher who was arrested in New York last month, with 14 of his followers, and charged with plotting...
A Date with Dave after Jay and the `Love Connection'
TUNED IN to the clash of the late-night titans Monday night - Leno vs. . . . "Love Connection." Had to channel surf a little to catch everything, but here are my notes.10:35: The "Tonight Show" audience cheers Jay - "We love you! We love you!" Leno calls...
Ads Get Recruits in War on Drugs
Get tough! Call 621-4333. Give us a name. A face. A time. A place.- From a print ad put together by the St. Louis Police Department and the Advertising Club of Greater St. Louis.WHEN CAPT. GARY PERKINS, then-commander of the narcotics and vice division...
After 10 Knee Operations, Hinson Ends NBA Career
Two weeks ago, Roy Hinson arrived at a crossroads in his life.It was a dead end.After 516 games, 10 knee operations and 3 1/2 years of off-and-on rehabilitation, Hinson's National Basketball Association career is over.He was in the final stages of the...
Agency Finds Sloppy Business Practices at White House
A congressional inquiry has found a pattern of irregular, sloppy business practices in the Clinton White House.The practices include backdating of some employee pay raises and paying 25 workers out of both the transition and White House accounts during...
Alcoholism: A Disease of the Elderly, Too
Older people aren't alcoholics, and older people can't change their ways, right?Ask Bill Hood, 70, of Granite City.When Hood's wife died, he found comfort in a bottle. Each day for 13 years, he drank at least a fifth of vodka. He had little time for...
Angels Beat Jays 4-2 as Magrane Earns 1st Al Win
Eduardo Perez hit a bases-loaded triple in the first inning and Joe Magrane earned his first AL victory as the California Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Saturday night.Magrane (1-1) picked up the victory in his third start for the Angels, who...
Angry Huskies Take out Frustrations on Stanford
Angered by Pacific 10 sanctions and Bill Walsh's criticism of its program, No. 12 Washington retaliated by routing No. 15 Stanford 31-14 Saturday in its first game under coach Jim Lambright.Sophomore Damon Huard threw three touchdown passes and ran for...
Arafat Tells Israelis: `Peace Has Started'
"Peace has started," PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat proclaimed on Israeli TV Saturday, after his mainstream Fatah faction approved a self-rule deal with Israel.He also said he expected Syria, Jordan and Lebanon to sign other agreements with Israel within...
Arafat Wins Backing of PLO Group for Pact
The mainsteam PLO group Fatah has approved a deal with Israel on Palestinian self-rule, PLO executive committee Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday."The deal was approved," he said."There are no more debates on it," added Abbas, a member of Fatah's central committee,...
At a Glance
STRONG FINISHES</P><P>Brandon Bennett hurdled into the end zone from the 1-yard line with two seconds left and sophomore quarterback Steve Taneyhill improved his record to 6-1 as a starter as South Carolina upset No. 14 Georgia 23-21....
At a Glance
NUMBERS GAME</P><P>Football is a game of numbers, so here are a few important ones to remember about the 1993 college season:</P><P>11 - Teams in the Big Ten. OK, so it doesn't make any sense. But it doesn't matter to new member...
Atlantic Coast
Predicted finish, with present AP ranking and 1992 record: 1. Florida State (1) 11-1 6. Virginia 7-4 2. N.Carolina (16) 9-3 7. Maryland 3-8 3. N.Carol. St. (24) 9-3-1 8. Wake Forest 8-4 4. Clemson...
Back to Normal? Old Powers Hope '92 Was Aberration
High school football in St. Louis usually is predictable. But when it came time for last season's championships, some familiar teams were sidelined. No East St. Louis in the Illinois Class 6A title game. No Suburban North Conference team in the Missouri...
B.B. King Proves Worth the Long Wait
B.B. King is a great musician under any circumstances, but his performance Friday at the Fox Theater, coming after seemingly interminable sets from three lesser acts, was particularly exciting.King headlined the opening night concert of the 1993 St....
Beaches Were Slightly Cleaner in '92
An environmental cleanup group says U.S. beaches were slightly cleaner in the summer of 1992 than in 1991. But the group's members still picked up nearly 3 million pounds of plastic, cigarettes and other debris.The trash comes from beachgoers, cruise...
Bell Powers White Sox Past Tigers 11-2
George Bell homered for the second successive day and drove in five runs, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 11-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.Alex Fernandez (17-6) moved to 5-0 in his last six starts. He allowed two runs on seven hits,...
Big East
Predicted finish, with present AP ranking and 1992 record: 1. Syracuse (6) 10-2 5. Rutgers 7-4 2. Miami (4) 11-1 6. Virginia Tech 2-8-1 3. Boston College (20) 8-3-1 7. Pittsburgh 3-9 ...
Big Eight at a Glance
Teams listed in predicted order of finish. Records are for 1992. Nebraska 9-3 Coach: Tom Osborne (21st season, 195-46-3) Good News: Nebraska led nation in rushing and turnover ratio. . . . NU has had nine victories or more for 24 successive...
Big Lee"s Gone, but in Baseball That's Business
If you want a true test of your understanding of economics, try explaining the financial structure of Major League Baseball to a 7-year-old who wants to know why the Cardinals traded one of his heroes, Lee Smith.The question requires a short course in...
Big Ten at a Glance
Teams listed in predicted order of finish. Records are for 1992. Michigan 9-0-3 Good News: Tyrone Wheatley is back. He led the Big Ten in rushing, scoring and all-purpose running and was the MVP in the Rose Bowl.</P><P>Bad News: Quarterback...
Big West
Predicted finish, with present AP ranking and 1992 record: 1. Utah State 5-6 6. New Mexico State 6-5 2. Nevada 7-5 7. UNLV 6-5 3. Louisiana Tech 5-6 8. Pacific 3-8 4. San Jose State...
Bonding Giants Respond to New Coach with Trust and Rbis
The insinuations and innuendoes were whispered throughout baseball. Many people put two and two Bonds together and drew one conclusion.The San Francisco Giants signed Barry Bonds the player, and Bobby Bonds the father came along - comp. It's two, two,...
Bowler Ray Williams' Real Love: Horseshoes
Walter Ray Williams Jr. completed the Professional Bowlers Association's summer tour by winning his seventh tournament of the year, a feat equaled by only two others in the sport's history. Some might jet off to the Caribbean to celebrate such an amazing...
Breast-Cancer Drug May Prevent Heart Disease
A drug commonly used after surgery to treat women at an early stage of breast cancer may also significantly reduce their risk of coronary heart disease, a new study suggests.The drug, tamoxifen, is thought to be effective in preventing recurrence of...
Briefs Column
REGION EAST ST. LOUIS Local NAACP Cites Housing Sale Abuses</P><P>The Rev. Johnny Scott, president of the East St. Louis NAACP, Saturday called on the Illinois Legislature to investigate abuses of the "bond for deed" method of buying...
Briefs Column
WORLD HUNGARY WWII Dictator Reburied Amid Honors</P><P>Tens of thousands paid tribute Saturday in Kenderes to Hungary's one-time leader, Adm. Miklos Horthy, who allied himself with Hitler and Mussolini.</P><P>Horthy, who...
Californians Leading an Exodus to Good Life in Mountain States
John Mann rode the stock market wave higher and higher in the 1980s, trading every day from 5:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. from his home in Los Angeles. He had a big house, an expensive car, ate out frequently, all part of his version of the California dream.Then,...
Cardinals Play Giveaway in 6-1 Loss to Giants
The San Francisco Giants found safe haven for their wounded pennant drive at Busch Stadium on Friday night.The Cardinals committed three errors and donated two unearned runs to the cause, losing 6-1 before a paid gate of 25,861.The three-error performance...
Cards More Likely to Deal 2nd Baseman Than Outfielder
For the first time in a few years, it appears the Cardinals will have some depth from which to trade this offseason. But they are more apt to trade a second baseman rather than one of their four "regular" outfielders.Asked about possibly breaking up...
Charles Switches Clubs, Sets Record, Gets Lead
Bob Charles switched from graphite- to steel-shafted woods Saturday and pounded a tough Quicksilver Golf Club course into submission, shooting a course-record 65 for the second-round lead in the Quicksilver Classic.The 7-under-par effort left Charles...
Chevy Joins the Late-Night Chase Call His Show Comedy, the `Saturday Night Live' Veteran Suggests
CHEVY CHASE succinctly explains why he's returning to TV, nearly two decades after tumbling into fame on NBC's "Saturday Night Live.""I just had this yearning in my stomach for years and years to get back and somehow subversively screw up television...
Chiefs Make Transition: Smash-Mouth to Finesse
The transformation is complete. A moment of silence, please. Smash-mouth football is dead in Kansas City.The metamorphosis began with the hiring of offensive coordinator Paul Hackett and accelerated with the trade for quarterback Joe Montana. But the...
Civil Courts Renovation Hits Backlog
Imagine that your landlord shows up one day, tears off your front steps then disappears for months.That's the situation faced by St. Louis judges, employees, lawyers and visitors at the city-owned Civil Courts Building.Work to refurbish the steps on...
Cliches: Tried, True and Tired
CLICHES ARE THE BANE of every journalist's existence. Writers try to avoid them like the plague. What newspapers need, at this point in time, is more word merchants who wouldn't touch a cliche with a 10-foot pole.Now, all those tired phrases I've just...
Clinton Wins Labor's Tentative Approval
J.R. Ash, a truck driver from St. Charles County, sees one overriding issue concerning workers and President Bill Clinton this Labor Day.He wants Clinton, the first Democrat in the White House in a dozen years, to use as much political leverage to enact...
Clothesline: A Place to Meet, Chat
Erma Bombeck is on vacation. She left behind a few of the "classics" that are most often requested by readers. This one first appeared in 1986.CREEPING privacy paranoia.Sounds like something out of the spring nursery catalog. Actually, it's a name I...
Colorado Pounds Bungling Texas
Kordell Stewart threw three first-half touchdown passes and cornerback Chris Hudson returned an interception 21 yards for another score, powering No. 11 Colorado past turnover-prone Texas 36-14 Saturday night.Four of Texas' six turnovers occurred in...
Congress Will Face Heavy Agenda for Fall Session Nafta, Health Care, Government Reform, Budget Crowd List
CONGRESS RETURNS from its summer recess Tuesday to face a daunting legislative agenda topped by such difficult issues as the North American Free Trade Agreement and health care reform.President Bill Clinton is expected to submit the controversial trade...
Cooperstown or No, Cepeda a Hall of Famer
Sometimes, in the quiet of his daydreams, he thinks of the moment. Orlando Cepeda closes his eyes and sees himself on the steps at Cooperstown, newly inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame, waiting to speak to the crowd.The message, Cepeda has decided,...
Costa Ricans Identify 1984 Bomb Suspect
Judicial authorities have identified a leftist Argentine guerrilla as the man responsible for the 1984 bombing of a Nicaraguan rebel news conference in which several journalists were killed.State Prosecutor Jorge Chavarria named Vital Roberto Gaguine...
Courtroom Resolutions Put Focus Back on NFL Fields
Paul Tagliabue spent a leisurely summer touring the Cheese League, attending an overseas exhibition game and otherwise engaging in tasks befitting a commissioner with time on his hands.This marked quite a change from a year ago, when Tagliabue literally...
Cubs Win despite Mets' 5 Hrs
Shawon Dunston tied the game with his first hit in 16 months - an eighth-inning double - and scored the winning run on Sammy Sosa's single as the Chicago Cubs topped the New York Mets 9-8 on Saturday.The Cubs overcame five homers by the Mets.With the...
Curtain Up: Fall Theater Season Is a Varied One
WEATHER PEOPLE talk about March coming in like a lion.For theater people - especially St. Louis theater people - September is arriving with a roar that makes March sound like a purring kitten.I'm ready. After three weeks of playing catch-up with my desk,...
Dreamy Bedrooms: The Best Leave Children Room to Grow
Q. Much of my children's bedroom furniture has been hand-me-downs from adult family members as well as from the oldest to the youngest child.</P><P>Now I would like to dress up the room of my little girl, who's 5 years old, while continuing...
Eiffel Tower Marks Milestone: Arrival of Vistor No. 150 Million
Once hated by Parisians, but now accepted as the symbol of the French capital, the Eiffel Tower has received its 150 millionth visitor.By chance, it was a Parisian who was the milestone visitor last week and won a new car.Jacqueline Martinez, 33, smiled...
Erring Cards Give Giants a Boost
The San Francisco Giants found safe haven for their wounded pennant drive at Busch Stadium on Friday night.The Cardinals committed three errors and donated two unearned runs to the cause, losing 6-1 before a paid gate of 25,861.The three-error performance...
Evans' Poetry Is Passionate, Full of Light
A DARK & SPLENDID MASS Poems by Mari Evans 62 pages, Harlem River Press, $8</P><P>MARI EVANS' "A Dark & Splendid Mass" is a strong collection of poetry about the side of life that often goes ignored by members of the larger...
Ex-Mizzou QB Is Battling for Top Bears Spot
Northern Iowa is a consensus pick to defend its Gateway Conference title. But don't count out Southwest Missouri State, which has 15 starters returning from a 6-5 team and a high-profile addition to its roster: Missouri transfer Phil Johnson.Johnson,...
Failed Executive Life Sold to French Concern
In a parade of electronic and paper transactions that was short on pomp or drama, Executive Life Insurance Co. passed from existence Friday, 2 1/2 years after regulators seized it in one of America's largest insurance failures.Friday's transactions -...
Fairs, Fun and Festivals Things to Do in Illinois
Mileages and drive times are based on the distance from downtown St. Louis. SEPTEMBER 5 HOOPESTON - National Sweetcorn Festival. Sixty tons of sweet corn are given away; a parade, carnival, demolition derby and beauty pageant at McFerren Park through...
Fairs, Fun and Festivals Things to Do in Missouri
Mileages and drive times are based on the distance from downtown St. Louis. SEPTEMBER 5 BETHANY - Northwest Missouri State Fair. Midway, entertainment and exhibits through Sept. 6 at the fairgrounds. Admission: $2. 315 miles; 6 hours. (816) 533-2315....
Faulk Is Still Furious Torretta Got Heisman Trophy
Here's Marshall Faulk, bustling about the green room (which is not, by the way, green at all, but rather brown and mostly just dark) of a production studio after a mid-August television interview. He is changing from a cool, summer suit into much cooler...
Feeling Festive? 3 Places to Visit That Fit the Bill
Ideal weather got people out of the house and onto the festival circuit this holiday weekend in St. Louis and its suburbs.The festivals continue Sunday, and those with stamina can travel to three that satisfy, in turn, the eye, the soul and the stomach....
Festival Turns Landing into Blue(s) Heaven
Some hard decisions are being made at Laclede's Landing on the St. Louis riverfront this weekend.Do you cut Clark Terry short, and hustle over to catch James Crutchfield?Or is it best to plop down the lawn chair and sit tight for Leroy Pierson, Henry...
Field Goals Lift Redbirds Past Tennessee Tech
Todd Kurtz kicked three field goals, the longest 38 yards, as Illinois State beat Tennessee Tech 23-18 Saturday night in the teams' season opener.Steve Harris pulled Tennessee Tech to 20-18 with 3 minutes 23 left on a 45-yard touchdown pass to Mike Jones....
Firing Was Worth Fortune for Keenan
The last time we saw Mike Keenan, he looked tanned and refreshed after his skiing vacation late last season. He was at The Arena to scout players for the upcoming World Championships.Of course, Keenan would have preferred to be preparing for the playoffs...
For Lithuanians, Pope's Visit Is Symbol of Their Nation's Freedom
As he arrived on his first visit to a part of the former Soviet Union, Pope John Paul II urged Lithuanians to reclaim their religious heritage after decades of enforced atheism.He praised Lithuania's "long and difficult journey toward freedom," adding...
For Openers, Lions Roar in Victory
Joe Paterno's smile said it all.Almost four years after announcing it would join the Big Ten, 17th-ranked Penn State won its first conference game Saturday, beating Minnesota 38-20 behind John Sacca's four touchdown passes to Bobby Engram."I feel pretty...
For Openers, Nittany Lions Roar to Win
Joe Paterno's smile said it all.Almost four years after announcing it would join the Big Ten, 17th-ranked Penn State won its first conference game Saturday, beating Minnesota 38-20 behind John Sacca's four touchdown passes to Bobby Engram."I feel pretty...
From Hot Jazz to Handel's `Messiah'
St. Louis Symphony Chamber Orchestra series (8:30 p.m. Saturdays, at Powell Hall)</P><P>Oct. 16, with conductor Jose-Luis Garcia, flutist Jacob Berg and harpsichordist Maryse Carlin; Dec. 18, with conductor Nicholas McGegan, vocal...
From Runway to Reality
YOU DON'T THINK about shopping for Ralph Lauren at Sears, for Donna Karan at Penney's or for Bill Blass at such off-price chain stores as Hit Or Miss. You don't, because the real thing never gets close to those outlets.But look-alikes do.If you're willing...
Galleries Open Doors to Season of Visual Delights
ART TAKES its holiday in August, but it is getting back to business now. There is plenty of new art to look at in the galleries, and also one long look back that is of particular interest to anyone interested in the art of this century.That is the retrospective...
Gill Trade Helps Seattle, May Strengthen Charlotte
Kendall Gill needed a change of address. New teammates. New coaches. New challenges. His differences with the Charlotte Hornets were irreconcilable.There were shouting matches with assistant coach Bill Hanzlik. There were icy moments with some of his...
Gore's Plan Would Cut 152,000 Jobs Government to Save $108 Billion under Reform Proposal, Source Says
The plan by President Bill Clinton's administration to make the government work better and cost less would over the next five years more than double the cut in federal jobs already authorized, sources said Saturday. The plan also would save about $108...
Government of France Putting Heat on Bakers
Frozen dough? Cheap flour? Stretchers? Not in the sacred baguette, says the government, or you'll have to call it "industrialized bread."Bakers intent on shortcuts and culinary fraud have victimized the crusty symbol of France for years. So desperate...
Hard Liner: Vw's Piech Stands Behind His Man - and Attacks
No one ever doubted the engineering prowess of Ferdinand Piech, long an innovator in Germany's auto industry. But what about his leadership as Volkswagen's freshman chief, indeed his integrity?In the months since he took the helm, the Porsche family...
Health Benefits Face Tax Coverage above `Package' Would Be Treated as Income
Workers would have to pay income tax on health benefits provided by an employer if the benefits exceed those in the standard package to be guaranteed to all Americans, White House officials said Saturday.In addition, they said, employers could not take...
Heisman Trophy Candidates
The leading candidates for the Heisman Trophy, listed alphabetically:Marshall Faulk, Jr., RB, San Diego State: Second in Heisman voting last year, highest finish for a sophomore since Herschel Walker in 1981. Led nation in rushing (160 yards per game),...
High-Tech Gear Helps Police Cut out Radio Interlopers
Most information exchanged between police officers and dispatchers is broadcast over two-way radios. Unfortunately, any criminal can buy an inexpensive police scanner, tune in and stay one step ahead of the police.Lt. Curt Munro of the San Diego Police...
His Heart Is with Veterans
Bill Lill may call himself "a little man," but he has a giant heart for American war veterans.Lill, 70, was the founder and first chairman of the Metropolitan St. Louis Veterans Day Observance and Parade. The parade celebrates its 10th anniversary this...
Hotels Emerge from Depths Real Estate Value Heading Back Up
Hotel real estate, which suffered at least as much as any type of property during the real-estate depression, is finally headed back up.Hospitality Valuation Services, an appraisal firm in New York, calculates an index of market values for operating...
Huskies Put Bite on Stanford
Angered by Pacific 10 sanctions and Bill Walsh's criticism of its program, No. 12 Washington retaliated by routing No. 15 Stanford 31-14 Saturday in its first game under coach Jim Lambright.Sophomore Damon Huard threw three touchdown passes and ran for...
Hypocrisy in Flower in College Football
Because I prefer my greed naked, my ambition straight up and my football honestly professional rather than quasi-so, I lament the coming of another college football season.I'm sure Keith Jackson is a very nice man, but, whoa Nellie, if I spend one more...
In CEO Pay, Millions May Not Be Enough
In the walnut-paneled world of chief executive compensation, the word "underpaid" acquires a meaning unlike any it has ever had before, particularly in a new analysis of the nation's 200 richest companies.The report by Graef S. Crystal, a widely recognized...
Independents
Predicted finish, with present AP ranking and 1992 record: 1. Notre Dame (7) 10-1-1 6. Cincinnati 3-8 2. Louisville 5-6 7. Tulsa 4-7 3. Southern Miss 7-4 8. Tulane 2-9 4. Memphis State...
In Many Fine Houses in London, Maids Live like Slaves, Study Says
Remy, a young maid from the Philippines, said she had worked up to 20 hours a day for a woman who slapped and insulted her, paid her little or nothing and unjustly accused her of theft.She fled after a vicious attack over a shrunken jersey, Remy said,...
Inspectors Feel the Pain of Homes Lost to Flood
Dave Hammond averted his eyes from the dolls and baseball cards scattered over the cracked mud that once was the front yard at 1120 Saale Road.He stepped past a box full of Barbie cards and past a spillage of kids' 45 rpm records, past a muddy sofa and...
In Their Own Words Readers Share Moving Stories of the Great Flood of '93
Dear Sir,</P><P>I am 11 years old and I wanted to help the people who were hurt by the flood this year. I asked my mom to please let me sandbag but she thought I was too young. So I asked my friend Kelly if she'd help me and we made a...
In the Spotlight: Midwest Bands on Stage
WHAT MAY BE the most ambitious short-run music festival in St. Louis history begins Thursday and goes on for three days, bringing together more than 150 bands from across the Midwest.The Mississippi River Music Festival is based on the belief that many...
Investors Are Hungry for Small-Cap Stocks
Investors hungry for satisfying stock choices are lapping up small companies, and market analysts predict the pattern will continue, with larger issues left behind.Market indicators from the past week tell the story. The Russell 2,000 index, which tracks...
Irish Come Alive in Second Half to Upend Pesky Northwestern
An All-American lineman ignited quarterback Kevin McDougal, and two backup guards rejuvenated the running game Saturday as No. 7 Notre Dame struggled to a 27-12 victory over Northwestern.McDougal's fumble on the first play of the second half set up the...
Is Gop Serious about Health Reform?
Republican leaders have proposed an alternative health-care reform proposal to counter the one the Clinton administration will soon announce. The GOP approach is primarily an extension of ideas proposed by those who favor managed competition over a single-payer...
Israel, PLO Learn That Times Change
Back in 1979, Andrew Young was the American ambassador to the United Nations. Without telling his superiors, he had some off-the-cuff discussions in the corridor with PLO delegates in New York. Official American policy forbade any talks by U.S. officials...
Is There a Protocol on Conversation in Public Restrooms?
Dear Miss Manners: As a person who uses public bathrooms at times, I sometimes make a comment to the person washing hands, etc., next to me. Most people think nothing of it, but I have noticed that certain ones seem to go into minor shock when I speak...
Knock off the Cream, Fat, Chips, Flojo Advises Us Couch Potatoes
Florence Griffith Joyner's 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Mary Ruth, stretches her slender arm across the table toward a plate of butter, scoops up a pat and shoves it in her mouth with a giggle."Al, she's playing in the butter," Griffith Joyner tells her...
Ladue Ambition Anything but Small
Ladue High recently dropped a classification, to Missouri Class 4A, because of lower enrollment. But its football program has maintained a big-school attitude.That helps explain why the quick, big Rams managed to go 11-1 and advance to last season's...
Learning from Flood-Fighters' Spirit
The national news media are gone. Gone, too, is the rush of fear as the water relentlessly rose. What remains are muck and slime, filth, debris, stench and tetanus shots before we can help with back-breaking cleanup.What remains, too, are anger, despair...
Lindenwood Blows Big Lead, Loses
Quarterback Jimmer Hart ran 9 yards for a touchdown with 4 minutes 20 seconds remaining in the game to cap a second-half rally and lead Missouri Valley to a 21-17 victory over Lindenwood in a nonconference game.Lindenwood had raced to a 17-0 halftime...
Linebacker's 2 Tds Help Washington U. Win 28-7
Behind middle linebacker Matt Gomric and quarterback Aaron Keen, the Washington University Bears beat Rose-Hulman 28-7 in front of 2,500 key-jangling fans Saturday night at Francis Field.It was the season opener for Washington U., and a stirring 1993...
Living Legend: Shula Redefines Dedication
The man on the verge of becoming the winningest coach in the history of professional football is padding around this office in his socks. He is clutching wire-rimmed glasses in one hand, a torn-open greeting card in the other hand."Come on in here,"...
Livingstone's Td Pass Helps Northeast Mo. Win
Country Day High product Chris Livingstone threw a screen pass to Artavus Austin, who ran 66 yards for a touchdown Saturday to help give Northeast Missouri State a 17-13 victory over Iowa Wesleyan in the season opener for both teams.That play came in...
Lower Profile Pentagon Review a Balancing Act for Aspin
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS for an aircraft carrier, a submarine and tanks that the Pentagon itself says we don't need, so as to keep in business the industrial base to build those weapons systems when the need resumes.Multibillion-dollar investments in next-generation...
Making the Grade: A Simple Rule for Back-to-Schoolers
TO MAKE THE fashion grade at the start of the new school term, there's just one rule to remember this year: Break all the rules.The overall look is an eclectic mix of relaxed, oversized pieces layered over fitted sweaters, bodysuits and leggings.Must-have...
Many in U.S. Concerned over Immigration Clinton Bill Seeks to Speed Handling of Asylum Seekers
IF MANY Americans had their way, the Statue of Liberty would be holding a "no vacancy" sign instead of a torch. Opinion polls repeatedly show that the public believes that this country has too many immigrants.In July, a Newsweek poll found that 60 percent...
Many Russians Embracing Faith and Folk Healing
Lena says she is feeling much better; she just had evil spirits yanked out of her body and hopes that her chronic headaches will go away.The 16-year-old is among the large number of Russians who are avidly delving into spiritualism, faith-healing, mysticism...
Mark Martin in Winning Grove for Darlington's Southern 500
Going to the track often referred to as "Too Tough to Tame," the Jack Roush Racing team is in the groove - winning groove.Driver Mark Martin, whose luck hasn't been the best or worst at Darlington Raceway, takes aim at a record-tying fourth consecutive...
Marlins' Carr Is Gold Glove - with Flair
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andy Van Slyke is an authority on what it takes to be golden. Coaches and managers have voted him the National League's best center fielder for five consecutive years, but he is hurt and soon his Gold Glove Award will belong...
Medical Schools Get Record Number of Applicants
A record number of people applied to U.S. medical schools this year, defying warnings that medicine has lost its appeal and bearing witness to a tough job market for college graduates.A total of 42,625 people applied, 60 percent more than five years...