St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 22, 1994

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29,000 Athletes Storm 3 Cities for 10th Show-Me State Games
It's not the U.S. Olympic Festival, but the athletes and their fans are every bit as enthusiastic because this is a homemade jubilee for competitors of all ages.The Show-Me State Games begin today in Columbia, Fulton and Jefferson City. There are 31...
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A-B's Bucks Kick off Football Game Here
WORKING THE ROOM: Wayman F. Smith III, the Anheuser-Busch veep, hand-carried a check Thursday for $100,000 from the brewery to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. to help underwrite expenses for the Sept. 3 Budweiser Gateway Classic at Busch Stadium. The football...
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A Familiar Story with a '90S Tone
"GO FISH" Rating: R, sexual situations. Running time: 1:30.</P><P>IF the goal of the lesbians who wrote, produced, directed and acted in "Go Fish" was to show that they are no different from heterosexuals, Rose Troche and her crew succeeded...
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All-America Area Player Is Part of Bronze-Medal Winner at Aau National Championships in Chicago
Lyn Schenk had the thrill of a lifetime earlier this summer.Playing in the biggest volleyball tournament of her career, Schenk and her Ace-Midwest teammates captured the bronze medal at the National AAU Championships held June 24-28 in Chicago."It was...
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Another Disaster? Floods, Tornadoes ... and Now the Rams, Too?
They are by and large good people who help put the heart in heartland, but we worry that perhaps they've spent too much time in the company of Messrs. Bud and Mick in the Anheuser-Busch tasting room.Clearly, their thinking is muddled. They seem to want...
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Apathy in the Face of Bigotry Is a Vice
Howard University has learned a lesson - the hard way. Ever since the campus was the site of two hate rallies, indignant alumni have demanded an accounting, students have had to deal with an unwelcome notoriety and recent graduates have been asked by...
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Arafat Asserts Control over Jerusalem Sites He Calls Them `Jurisdiction of Palestinians'
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat asserted Palestinian authority over Muslim holy places in Jerusalem during a visit Thursday by Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher."This is the jurisdiction of the Palestinians," Arafat said at a joint news conference...
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At&t Dials 8% Earnings Rise
AT&T Corp. reported Thursday an 8 percent increase in second-quarter profit and a surge in revenue, indicating it has recovered some business lost in the long-distance brawl with competitors.The nation's biggest telecommunications company also was helped...
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Bellerive's Tucker Rides Emotional Roller Coaster
For nine soft-but-surly holes at Lake Forest Golf & Cuntry Club, Jerry Tucker owned the Nike Gateway Classic. Not a fairway escaped him, not a green was missed, not a putt strayed off line.Tucker, 45, the club pro from Bellerive Country Club, made the...
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Big Blue on Track in Black
IBM, more than halfway toward a goal of cutting $8 billion in costs, Thursday reported sharply higher profit for the second quarter and sent its stock soaring $6.50 a share.The computer giant said it earned $689 million, equal to $1.14 a share - far...
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Bogey-Free Round Puts Gump Up by One Stroke
As opening acts go, it wasn't bad.The inaugural Nike Gateway Classic got off to a rousing start Thursday as 40 of the 144 players produced under-par rounds.Scott Gump, who distinguished himself at times on the PGA Tour from 1991-93, shot a 5-under-par...
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Briefs
GAMBLINGCouncil's Bill Would Set Vote In Unincorporated AreasThe St. Louis County Council is poised to try again to get county voters to approve riverboat gambling in Lemay and other unincorporated areas.Council Chairman Deborah Kersting, D-South County,...
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Briefs
ARKANSAS Clinton Immunity Defense Gets Federal Judge's Consideration</P><P>A federal judge in Little Rock said Thursday that she would consider President Bill Clinton's argument of immunity from lawsuits before considering the specifics...
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Briefs
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Clinton Immunity Defense Gets Judge's Consideration</P><P>A federal judge said Thursday she will consider President Bill Clinton's argument of immunity from lawsuits before considering the specifics of the Paula Jones...
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Calling All Cars `Nypd Blue' Dominates Emmy Hopefuls
Steven Bochco's complex and controversial cop show, "NYPD Blue," is the drama to beat at this year's Emmy Awards."Blue" drew a stunning 26 nominations in 13 categories on Thursday, including all five nods in writing and four of five in directing for...
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Candidate Forum Is Praised
Spectators said they were enlightened after attending an open forum where candidates for county executive addressed issues most important to them."I usually feel like these forums are just a theatrical display," said Amy Weicht, 23, of St. Charles. "Soap...
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Cards, Braves Do the Splits Olivares Pitches 3-Hitter for 6-3 Win in First Game
Two outs into the second inning, it promised to be a long Thursday night for the Cardinals pitching staff.They feared more frustration. Instead, they enjoyed a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the opening game of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium.Omar...
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Charges Filed after July 4 Fatal Crash
Michael Jay Teer, 23, was charged Thursday with four counts of manslaughter in a highway accident July 4 that killed Beverly Ann Haney, her two children and her young niece.A pickup truck driven by Teer hit Haney's car broadside as she was attempting...
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Choices for Congress
All five of the districts in the U.S. House of Representatives that include part of the St. Louis area have contested races in the Aug. 2 primary. The Post-Dispatch recommends the following candidates to win their party's nomination.In the 1st District,...
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Church Notes
Bible SchoolRegistration for vacation Bible school at Bogey Hills Baptist Church, 1721 Treetop Drive, St. Charles, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday with classes from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday. Family Night will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Children age 5-12th...
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Classic Brings the Big Bash Back to Busch
Leave it to Chuck Prophet to provide the best words to hype the second St. Louis Gateway Classic on Sept. 3 at Busch Stadium."We won't bring a ramshack football team to town," said Prophet, Mississippi Valley State University's sports information director...
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Comet Show Climaxes with a Quartet of Great Big Fiery Blobs
The comet train hit Jupiter with a cluster bomb Thursday, producing four overlapping fireballs that glowed hot and bright on instruments watching from Earth.Four fragments from comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smacked into the Jupiter cloud tops within 20 hours,...
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Commissioners Face Challengers Aug. 2, More in November
The Republican incumbents for the southern and northern district seats on the Warren County Commission both have challengers in the primary election Aug. 2 and, if they win, will face Democratic opposition in November.The commission is led by a presiding...
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Complainers Seek Uncle Sam's Assistance
Dear Ann Landers: Some time ago, you printed a letter from "A Loving Daughter in Tennessee," who complained about the terrible conditions at her mother's nursing home.If this daughter really loves her mother so much, why doesn't she take her out of that...
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Council, Jaycees Debate Festival Fate
St. Charles residents may have a choice of July 4th celebrations next year.The president of the St. Charles Jaycees told City Council members on Tuesday that his organization intended to stage another Riverfest - the group's annual Fourth of July festival...
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Daly Drops out of Tournament after First Round
John Daly took an unexpected break from a grueling six-week stretch of golf by withdrawing after struggling to a 4-over-par 75 in Thursday's first round of the New England Classic in Sutton, Mass.Daly said he was exhausted. Tournament director Ted Mingolla...
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Defending Champ Stays Alive in Title Hunt
What the St. Louis amateur golf community has learned about Scott Thomas is this: Anytime his honor is on the line, stand back.It was his experience and steely resolve - as well as his honor - that were in the forefront Thursday at Bellerive Country...
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Doctor Arraigned as Supporters Rally
Dr. James P. Felder of St. Charles was arraigned Thursday in St. Charles County Circuit Court on three felony charges while about 150 loyal patients watched.Felder, 60, has been charged with two counts of unauthorized practice of medicine. Each count...
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Drowning Victim Identified; Had Bolstered Tiffany Area
Monroe County, Ill., authorities said Thursday that a body pulled from the Mississippi River earlier this week was that of Nancy Ruth Diuguid, 62, former president of the Tiffany Neighborhood Association in St. Louis.Mrs. Diuguid was married to Lincoln...
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East St. Louisans Plan March to Protest Wave of Violence
The slaying of Carlton Buckner Jr., 16, has kindled more than sorrow. It has kindled rage.Angered by yet another killing in their city, East St. Louisans plan a march on Saturday to get across their message: Something must be done to stop the violence....
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Escovedo: Musical Diversity
IT'S NOT often that I find myself picking my jaw up off the floor when I hear a band's arrangements heat up in a jam. But during "One More Time," a powerful rhythmic rocker, Alejandro Escovedo and his five-piece band did just that for me with some of...
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Executive Foes Trade Views on Traffic, Growth
Traffic control, transportation and commercial development are the most pressing issues for the candidates for St. Charles County executive.During an open forum Wednesday, candidates outlined the public issues they felt were most important. The forum...
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Family Cites `Miracle' in Pastor's Survival
Nothing short of a miracle saved the life of a minister whose airplane apparently ran out of gas before crashing into a house in Madison County, his family said Thursday.Federal investigators still were reviewing the crash Wednesday night of the airplane,...
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Film's Woody Allen Tries TV Again - after 25 Years
IF WE asked about Mia, they said, Woody would walk.But we did ask, of course, and he didn't walk. He talked.In fact, Woody Allen was more than forthcoming during a rare press conference with television writers this week. He was calm, charming and often...
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`Filtering' Outrages Skelton
Mad as heck.That's how Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., feels about the latest quirk in the health care lobbying wars. "I'm really angry about this. I really am," said the normally mild-mannered legislator.Skelton is one of the undecided votes on health care...
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Flood Remembered Parishioners Look Back at Year of Service
As the first anniversary of the Great Flood passes, area churches are almost back to business as usual.Pastors and church members in the flood-affected areas of Orchard Farm, Portage des Sioux and Winfield look back on last year's watery upheaval with...
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For True Tex-Mex, Just Call on Flaco Jimenez Has Added Tejano Sound to a Ton of Albums
SCANNING his prodigious musical memory, Flaco Jimenez found himself at a loss for a title. The legendary Tex-Mex accordionist was talking about his experiences playing on a track from the new Rolling Stones album, but Jimenez couldn't for the life of...
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Frascatore Gets a Lesson from Maddux in Nightcap
John Frascatore's mom and dad, little brother and an uncle drove 18 hours Wednesday night from their home in Oceanside, N.Y., to St. Louis. His fiance and her sisters drove in from Michigan.All to see a dream come true - Frascatore making his big-league...
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Gonzalez Ends 5:40, 14-Inning Win for Texas
Juan Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning, his second home run of the game, and the Texas Rangers overcame five Cleveland homers to beat the Indians 13-11 on Wednesday. The game lasted 5 hours 40 minutes.The Indians squandered the remainder...
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Goodwill Tour: Folkl Show Is Bound for Russia
Kristin Folkl thinks that playing volleyball in the Goodwill Games will be a little, a little, like playing in her first Missouri high school championships."I wanted to be there; I could tell I really wanted to be there," Folkl said. "But I was nervous,...
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Griffin Accuses Gaming Firm of Creating Scandal
House Speaker Bob Griffin, in a letter Thursday, accused the Sahara Gaming Corp. of "sabotaging the upcoming Aug. 2 vote on gaming" in the Kansas City suburb of Parkville, where Sahara wants a casino.Griffin's letter to the Kansas City Star charges also...
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Grisham's `the Client': Legal Thriller Lite
"THE CLIENT" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:55.THE overwhelming success of the novels of John Grisham is a bit of a puzzle. Books like "The Firm" and "The Pelican Brief" and "The Client" are not bad, they're just not exceptional, not in the same league...
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Gunfire at Airport Halts Sarajevo Airlift, U.S. Visit
The humanitarian airlift to Sarajevo was suspended Thursday after small-arms groundfire hit three aircraft, including a U.S. Air Force transport plane.The incident came on the eve of a scheduled visit to Sarajevo by Defense Secretary William Perry, currently...
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Hackers Tap Computers in Pentagon
For seven months the Pentagon has been unable to locate hackers tapping into its unclassified computer system, officials said Thursday.Defense Department officials have known since December that intruders in the United States and abroad have gained access...
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Harkey's Dream Takes a Rocky Downward Twist
The hurt for Mike Harkey is that there is no pain.The ailments that haunted Harkey in his first four seasons in the big leagues have disappeared. The right shoulder is healed. The right bicep is strong. The left knee is sound.Harkey's pride, however,...
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Harnish Wins 5th in Row as Astros Trounce Pirates
Ken Caminiti drove in four runs and Andujar Cedeno hit a three-run homer to help Pete Harnisch win his fifth consecutive start, as the Houston Astros pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-6 on Tuesday night.Harnisch (7-4) is unbeaten since returning from...
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Heat Kills Mother, 2 Boys Officials Say Truck Was Stuck in Desert
It is a scene Luella LoGiudice finds painful to imagine - her daughter lying unconscious in the desert while her two young grandsons wander nearby in a fruitless search for help.The daughter, Gina Steed, 25, of Kingman, Ariz., and her sons were found...
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Hey, Check This: Will Rangers Cash in Big?
I have just pulled a check from the desk drawer, filled it out in Mike Keenan's name for $650,000, stuffed the check in an envelope, put Keenan's address on the envelope, and mailed it.Elapsed time: 5 minutes.This was only a test, but it shows how little...
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Hometown Star Shines at Olympic Festival
Jeff Hartwig could not have scripted it any better.Competing in his hometown in front of family, friends and former coaches, Hartwig won a gold medal for the North in the pole vault earlier this month at the U.S. Olympic Festival.Hartwig, a 1985 graduate...
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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. DON'T MISS Flaco Jimenez, Union Station, Friday, July 22Down around the border between Texas...
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Housing Starts Zip along, despite Interest-Rate Rise
Housing starts continue at a sizzling pace in St. Charles County.Despite higher mortgage interest rates, 361 building permits for single-family homes were issued in the county last month. This compares with 278 permits issued in June of last year.In...
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How about Family Equality for Men?
Over the past 30 years, the roles of men and women have changed significantly. In the '50s, the woman's domain of power was the home. The man's place was at work, and he controlled it.A balance of power between the sexes existed, but at the cost of inflexible...
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Hurry Up and Delay
Now that the St. Louis Boundary Commission is defunct or, at best, in limbo, the St. Louis County Council is left to pick up the pieces. The council has received a petition supporting the incorporation of Sappington-Concord in South County. It must also...
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Hutus Live with Graves and Corpses
The cemetery is so packed with the living that the dead have no place to rest.Jacqueline Nyirakabanza, 27, died in the cemetery in this Zairian border town unnoticed on Thursday morning. Six men who were sleeping within two feet of her body wrapped her...
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Infielder Is Chance to Field Crop Data
Farms could become the ultimate earth stations with a new computerized record system developed by Monsanto Co., Apple Computer and a dozen other companies.The companies were planning the first pitch for the new Infielder system Friday in Dyersville,...
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Inspired by Jupiter, Congress Seeks to Catalog Deadly Comets
Now that Jupiter has become a cosmic pincushion, Congress is considering a program to find as many as 2,000 rocks in space that could smash into Earth."If a comet or asteroid the size of the one we have been watching hit Jupiter this week were to hit...
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In TV Ad, Insurance Industry's Harry and Louise Attack Again
Harry and Louise, the insurance industry's twin scourges of the President Bill Clinton's health plan, launched a fresh attack Thursday on two ideas of Congress: taxing high-cost health plans and letting millions of Americans younger than 65 into Medicare.In...
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In TV Ad, Insurance Industry's Harry and Louise Attack Again and Large Employers Call Universal Coverage Key to Keeping Costs Down
Harry and Louise, the insurance industry's twin scourges of the Clinton health plan, launched a fresh attack Thursday on two ideas of Congress: taxing high-cost health plans and letting millions of Americans younger than 65 into Medicare.In its latest...
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Jones Says Drury Owes $310,000 Comptroller Seeks Money for Delay at Union Market
Comptroller Virvus Jones wants hotel owner Charles Drury to pay the city $310,416 that he owes on his lease at city-owned Union Market, or lose the lease.Under the lease, Drury's company was supposed to have built a 90-room addition by the end of last...
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Kelly Found the Best Job Just Got Better
Mike Kelly was thinking about a job change, before a voice came calling. Turns out, it was his voice that was called.After being named the radio voice of University of Missouri football this week, Kelly shoved his resume into the back of the drawer.He...
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Lake `Eyesore': Community Wants School to Clean It Up
A quiet bedroom community in St. Louis County is engaged in something of a pillow fight over a two-acre lake on private property.The lake is on the grounds of Ursuline Academy, a private school in Oakland, near Kirkwood. About 1,500 people live in Oakland.Neighbors...
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Lassie's Back to Help Another Boy
"LASSIE" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:35.</P><P>BYE-BYE Benji. Roll over, Beethoven. The Lass is back. "Lassie" marks the wondercollie's return to the big screen, 50 years after the Roddy McDowall/Liz Taylor classic. And she's still the...
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Lawmakers Tell Clinton to Consult with Them about Action on Haiti
Amid threats by the United States to invade Haiti, more than 100 House members cautioned President Bill Clinton on Thursday to seek approval from Congress before sending in U.S. forces.Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who organized a letter to the president,...
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Lawmakers to Clinton: Consult with Us on Haiti
Amid threats by the United States to invade Haiti, more than 100 House members cautioned President Bill Clinton on Thursday to seek approval from Congress before sending in U.S. forces.Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., who organized a letter to the president,...
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Live Dead
IT'S BEEN 12 lean years for Grateful Dead fans in St. Louis. The band, which will appear Tuesday and Wednesday in sold-out concerts at the Riverport Amphitheatre, last played here (at Kiel Auditorium) in August 1982.But 14 fat years preceded those lean...
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Male-Female Roles Examined on Series
AT A TIME when it's tough to find even a handful of film examples of male-female bonding - realistic or otherwise - television is taking up the slack.And many TV series are doing so in a fresh way that gives a nod to the changing, at times uncertain,...
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Mexico's Lone Gunman
Mario Aburto Martinez may go down in history as Mexico's Lee Harvey Oswald. To the disbelief of nearly everyone, including the widow, the government investigation into the assassination of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio has concluded that...
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Monsanto Earnings Strong Rebound in Chemicals Helps Set a Record
Paced by strong agricultural product sales and a rebound in its chemical businesses, Monsanto Co. achieved record quarterly earnings for the three months ended June 30.Monsanto said Thursday it earned $258 million, up 29 percent from the same period...
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More Aid, Troops Going to Rwanda
President Bill Clinton ordered additional relief Thursday for the hundreds of thousands of refugees from Rwanda, including increased airlifts of supplies to combat an alarming new epidemic of cholera.Clinton called the tens of thousands sick and dying...
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Morning Briefing
HOK Buys Architectural Firm Based In HoustonHellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc. on Thursday bought a Houston firm, CRSS Architects Inc. CRSS has 240 employees, with satellite offices in Atlanta; Greenville, S.C.; Washington; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.St....
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Mortgages Made Easy Brokers Take Much of Pain and Legwork out of Home Loans
People may find buying a new home rewarding or nerve-racking. But almost everyone agrees that negotiating the mortgage is pure agony.It doesn't have to be.When Jane Leventhal, a publisher of children's books, moved to Manhattan from the suburbs, she...
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Murphy Attacks Campaign Cash It's `Influence for Sale,' She Says, Assailing Wheat's Gambling Funds
Jackson County Executive Marsha Murphy proposed Thursday a series of campaign-finance restrictions for Congress, saying the situation there is "influence for sale."Murphy also urged Rep. Alan Wheat, D-Kansas City, an opponent for the Democratic U.S....
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New Defense Tactics for Simpson `like a Political Campaign'
O.J. Simpson's media blitz - including a toll-free tip line and $500,000 reward - got mixed reviews Thursday from lawyers who praised the counterattack or warned it could backfire."It's being run like a political campaign," said lawyer Harland Braun,...
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N. Korea, U.S. to Negotiate
The United States and North Korea agreed Thursday to resume talks aimed at ending a 16-month nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.The agreement on the Geneva talks, which were suspended after the death of North Korean President Kim Il Sung, was announced...
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No. 1 Mystery: Kustra's Opting for Anonymity
ILLINOIS LT. GOV. Bob Kustra has become the ultimate mystery man.It's not that he decided a couple of weeks ago to become a radio talk show host in Chicago.The new position was a high-profile one on WLS-AM, one of the most popular talk-radio stations...
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No Emotion Professor Says Computers Not Capable of Duplicating the Reasoning of Humans
SCIENCE WILL NEVER be able to create a computer that truly duplicates the human mind until researchers find a way to program a computer with emotions, a Yale professor and noted computer expert believes.The computer science professor, David Gelernter,...
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Obituaries
Richard W. BurrisRichard W. Burris, 50, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (July 19, 1994) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Burris was self-employed as an insurance agent in St. Peters.A funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Baue Funeral Home,...
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One-Paycheck Families Learn to Live on Less
One can be the loneliest number - especially if it signifies one paycheck for a family accustomed to two.The growth in families with two incomes has fallen off a bit in the '90s, as more couples downsize to just one salary. Mothers opting to stay home...
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Parents Make Call for Rockwood Calm
Parent after parent urged members of the Rockwood School Board Thursday night to put aside their political differences and to work together as a team.One parent, Larry Guess, said that trust in the board and the administration is crucial if the district...
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Parents Who Plan Ahead Help Save Family Tree
Dear Abby: In a world where many marriages no longer last a lifetime and divorce is common, a few words of advice may help prevent much heartache for those we love the most.Parents who have remarried and have adult children would be doing their children...
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People
Redemption, Part I: HEIDI FLEISS, the Hollywood madam, has opened a clothing store in Pasadena, offering T-shirts and flannel boxers.The decor: photos of Heidi in her underwear. The atmosphere: Sales clerks roll around on in-line skates."Because of my...
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Polite Friend Proves to Be Everybody's Buddy on Links
Bobby Friend's game was solid Thursday. So were his manners, and not just because his in-laws were following him around Lake Forest Country Club in the first round of the Nike Gateway Classic.Baseball fans who remember former Pittsburgh pitcher Bob Friend...
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Quick Tips for Landing the Loan You Need
If you're ready to bare your soul and your bank statement, here's advice from experts that can make a mortgage application easier.Know how much you can afford. Lenders use various tests to decide whether to approve a mortgage. A common rule is to grant...
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Rangers May Be Set to Soften Stance
On Tuesday, the New York Rangers sounded ready to wage a long, bloody war against Mike Keenan and the Blues over his defection.They sued their former coach, demanded a National Hockey League investigation and asked that Keenan be barred from coaching...
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Republicans Smell Big Gains in Congress If Christian Right Doesn't Go Wrong
REPUBLICAN LEADERS are predicting major gains in November and hoping to keep festering debates over abortion and the clout of Christian conservatives from ruining things.As they convened their summer meeting Thursday, the cheerful Republicans said they...
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Savage Attack Can't Dull Generosity Hardware Dealer Rebounds, Resumes Help to the Needy
The broken bones suffered in a savage beating during a robbery haven't broken the spirit of a businessman in Granite City who spends thousands of his own dollars to feed the needy.Don Caughron, 59, was back at work 22 hours after a man took about $3,000...
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Senator Urges Crackdown on Child Support
In the two years since Congress made it a crime for parents to skip out of state to avoid paying child support, federal prosecutors have gone after five of the millions of parents involved, legislators said Thursday.Sen. Richard C. Shelby, D-Ala., said...
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Shula's Position Expands in Miami
Don Shula signed a new contract Thursday in his 25th year with the Miami Dolphins that will give him a minority ownership and let him coach through 1996 unless he decides to run the team from the front office."It will be Don's decision," Dolphins owner...
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Solzhenitsyn Rips Efforts at Reform, `Snake of Crime'
After 20 years' exile in the West and a two-month trek across Russia, writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Moscow on Thursday night with a savage attack on the post-communist government's reforms."Nobody expected that the way out of communism would...
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Speaking of Ethics Can Be a Gamble
IF MISSOURI House Speaker Bob Griffin were the Shoemaker-Levy comet, he would certainly deny that he was striking Jupiter."I have not struck Jupiter, and I have no intention of striking Jupiter," he would say.Yes sir, but there are all these photographs...
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Sports Shorts
King Pleads Not Guilty To Wire Fraud Charges</P><P>Boxing promoter Don King pleaded innocent to wire fraud charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York City. "Not guilty," King proclaimed loudly at an arraignment before Magistrate...
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State Board Accredits City's Schools Action Carries Warning about `Serious Problems'
The state Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to accredit St. Louis Public Schools.The district had been accredited under the state's old system. This was its first test under a new, much tougher rating system the state is phasing in. Under...
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State Seeks Money to Reclaim Acreage along Missouri River
When the Army Corps of Engineers tamed the meandering Missouri River earlier this century, it did more than improve navigation. It made land from what once was water.Silt trapped behind wing dams became home to forests, which in turn were cleared for...
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St. Charles, Sullivan Top Contenders as District 9 Legion Tourney Opens
The District Nine American Legion baseball regular season came down to the wire. And then some."I had to declare some double-forfeits and that made some people mad," District Nine chairman Ed Vogt said. "Teams had until Wednesday to complete their schedule...
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Swede Fires Record 63, Leads by 3
Sweden's Helen Alfredsson shattered the U.S. Women's Open record by two strokes with an 8-under-par 63 Thursday in the first round.The 63 matches the lowest round in a major championship by any golfer, male or female. The only woman to reach that figure...
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Term Limit Case Hinges on Questions of Timing
The issue of term limits for state legislators went before the state Supreme Court on Thursday hinging on a narrow legal question: When can voters give themselves a chance to change the state constitution?"This case is about the way we go about amending...
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Test Can Settle His Hepatitis Fear
Dear Dr. Donohue: During the Vietnam War, I was vaccinated against hepatitis. I have never been jaundiced or been terribly sick. However, during a recent blood test, I was told I showed positive to hepatitis B (core antibodies). The doctor assured me...
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Thanks to Singing Nurse, Officials Identify Victim Authorities Confounded by Comatose `Jane Doe'
For weeks, Jane Doe lay comatose in a hospital bed after being hit by a truck. Doctors, police and reporters fruitlessly tried to find out who she was.But for one imaginative nurse, all it took to solve the mystery was a song.On Tuesday, Cheryl Wolfinger,...
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The Bellerive Influence Shows among the Gateway Leaders
There is no particular relationship between Lake Forest Golf & Country Club and Bellerive Country Club.But apparently, if you can play one, you can play the other. Brian Fogt, a pro at Bellerive, rattled off a 3-under-par 69 in the Nike Gateway Classic...
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The High Cost of Divorce
Headline in Sunday's paper: "Research finds divorce costs men, too." Well, ain't that a surprise? What's next? Will researchers discover that water is wet?Now, I'm not downplaying the research of two College of Wooster (Ohio) professors, Gene Pollock...
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