St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 1, 1993

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500 Firms Inundated in Chesterfield
The Missouri River transformed Chesterfield Bottoms into Chesterfield Lake on Saturday, shutting down hundreds of businesses and closing a major artery between St. Charles and St. Louis counties.Murky, debris-laden floodwater inundated nearly 500 businesses...
A Big Welcome for Michael Frazier
NATURE ACTS swiftly to fill a vacuum, as we all know, and theater producers seem to move the same way when they see an empty space that might be filled, first with seats and then with bodies.Take the city's newest theater, in Grand Center, where "A Closer...
Absolutely Nobody Is Real and Alive
Dear Readers: A while back, a reader wrote to me about a man who ran for office in Clark County, Nev., under the name "Almighty God." Another correspondent informed me that in Cowlitz County, Wash., a candidate for lieutenant governor, whose name was...
A Century of Writing on Mexico
THE READER'S COMPANION TO MEXICO Edited By Alan Ryan 416 pages, Harvest/HBJ, $14.95 paperback</P><P>`THE BOOK I wanted to read about Mexico didn't exist," writes Alan Ryan, critic, novelist, short-story writer and contributor to national...
A Few Enjoy Water's Ebb; Others Gird for New Crest
Following is an area-by-area description of the flooding in Missouri and Illinois, starting upriver. MISSISSIPPI RIVER Clark County, Mo.The river kept receding Saturday. "It's still 10 feet deep in Alexandria," said Irene Fish of the county's rescue...
Alton Survives Buckling Streets It Even Overcomes `Blue Flu' by City Workers Who Man Its Pumps
Finally, at 2 p.m. Saturday, after battling buckling streets and fierce floods in his downtown, Alton mayor Bob Towse waded out on a limb."I think we're ready for the Big Crest," Towse said.Water-weary Alton officials expect the river to crest there...
An Alert: Breathe Carefully Time to Ease Up with Ozone Risk
Bad air is bad news to exercisers.When summer heat cooks smog into an ozone stew, athletes should think about cutting back and maybe staying inside.Ozone is a form of oxygen that develops when hydrocarbons from car and industry emissions mix in summer...
...And a Glass of Beer a Microbrewery Adds to the Choices at J.S. Nicks
The menu at J.D. Nick's in O'Fallon, Ill., showcases more than food. The restaurant is also a microbrewery, serving beer made on the premises."I love beer, so I make beer," said the brewmaster, Ben Pierson. He began brewing beer as a hobby 10 years ago."My...
An Intimate Alliance for Players and Their Bats
It is with grave ceremony that Roy Hobbs buries his broken bat "Wonderboy" in Bernard Malamud's novel, "The Natural."And there could stand any real major leaguer - wondering, if he watered and tended this spot with care ..."When it was night he dragged...
Area Riders Throng to Try Metrolink but Problems Will Persist after Free Rides
It took 10 years to get the money to pay for it and three years to build it, but Saturday - in a volley of air bombs - MetroLink was off and running.Thousands of riders jammed the trains for free rides on opening day. They came from throughout the St....
Army Hospitals Can Do Abortions - but Don't Ban Lifted, but No Doctor Hired in Europe
Six months after President Bill Clinton lifted a ban on abortions at U.S. military hospitals, not one has been performed at an American service hospital or clinic in Europe.Indeed, according to the Pentagon, it appears there have been no abortions at...
Arocha, Cards Top Mets 4-3 Gilkey Collects Hr, 3 Rbis; Lee Smith Earns 36th Save
The Cardinals bullpen, battered and bruised on a recent East-to-West-to-East excursion, rode to Rene Arocha's rescue Saturday night. As a result, the Cardinals beat the lowly New York Mets for the seventh time in eight meetings, 4-3 at Busch Stadium.Arocha,...
Baggers Set Sights on 49 Feet
The Mississippi River appears set on a rematch with those who live along the River Des Peres.On Saturday, hundreds of people turned the southern side of that river into a sandbag production line to prepare for the probable climax Monday of south St....
Barges Will Remain Vital to River
The inland barge and towboat industry and the multitude of individuals and businesses that border the upper Mississippi River and its tributaries have received national attention as devastating floods strip away their physical and economic well-being....
Battle Hymns of the Civil War `Johnny Whistletrigger' Is about War in the West
YEARS after the fact, the history and folklore of the Civil War west of the Mississippi remains somewhat obscure - at least when compared to the hundreds of thousands of words that have been written about the war in the East.Now, Bob Dyer, a historian,...
Believe It or Not: 1,000 Oddities
ROB CURTISS, collector of odd facts, is something of a curiosity himself.This amateur cartoonist has submitted more than 1,000 items to Ripley's Believe It Or Not, the syndicated cartoon feature, averaging half a dozen a week. While another man has had...
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow China Clings to the Ancient While Trying on the Trappings of Tourism
HERE ARE TIMES when China can seem almost hauntingly peaceful, like an old, mist-shrouded dream that still lingers in some forgotten place in the mind.</P><P>And yet there are other times when this country of 1.3 billion people can grab...
Bottleneck Glut of `Winners' Flattens Pepsi Promotion
A bizarre twist in a Pepsi promotional campaign to make millionaires out of poor Filipinos has turned into a battle between tens of thousands of consumers and the soft drink giant.Pepsi launched its "Number Fever" promotions last year, promising instant...
Briefs
SENATE Mondale Confirmed As Envoy To Japan</P><P>The Senate has approved former Vice President Walter F. Mondale to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan.</P><P>The Senate confirmed Mondale and more than a dozen others for senior diplomatic...
Bryson Rides Momentum from Disney Films
HERE'S a trivia question: What do Walt Disney Pictures' "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" have in common?And don't say, "They're both mega-successful animated films."That's obvious.Give up?The answer: Peabo Bryson, the pop/R&B crooner who flooded...
Bureaucracy Was Harder to Fight Than Storm
Katrina Ennis lost 2,000 customers overnight when Hurricane Andrew smashed every mobile home in its path. Andrew also destroyed the propane tanks and regulators Ennis provided to her customers as part of Homestead Gas Co.'s service. When she...
Bureaucracy Was Harder to Fight Than Storm
Katrina Ennis lost 2,000 customers overnight when Hurricane Andrew smashed every mobile home in its path.Andrew also destroyed the propane tanks and regulators Ennis provided to her customers as part of Homestead Gas Co.'s service.When she got to her...
Candy of All Kinds Sweetens Convention Old-Fashioned, Newfangled Treats Galore
Gums and lollipops that dye your tongue bright colors. Slimy liquids that remind you of your last cold. Bubble gum that makes you froth at the mouth like a rabid dog. These were the hits of the summer candy expo, a surreal world of Willy Wonkas gone...
Cards Wait out Rain, Soak Mets
The Cardinals, who have dominated the lowly New York Mets all season, beat them for the seventh time in eight meetings Saturday night in a game delayed for more than two hours by rain.The score was 4-2.Rene Arocha was making his first start against the...
Caving Experts Pledge Effort to Teach Public about Safety
Their passion is to slither down mud-caked passageways. Rappel into a bottomless black pit that's never seen sunshine. Marvel at stone icicles called "stalactites" that decorate a cave.As modern-day explorers, St. Louis area cavers are a subculture all...
Celtics, a Team Once Blessed, Seem Cursed
Whatever happened to that Midas Touch?For 30 years, the Boston Celtics seemed mystically blessed. From the moment Red Auerbach managed to hornswoggle Bill Russell out of the clutches of both St. Louis and Cincinnati to the sounding of the buzzer to signal...
Christy Mathewson: Saga of an American Hero
MATTY An American Hero By Roy Robinson 225 pages, Oxford University Press, $23 CHRISTY MATHEWSON A Game-by-Game Profile of a Legendary Pitcher By Ronald A. Moyer 367 pages, McFarland, $29.95</P><P>IN 1936, Christy Mathewson...
Cia: China Growth Could Spur Unrest It Also Warns of Soaring U.S. Trade Deficit
The CIA has warned that China's rapid growth is threatening to "spiral out of control" and may require a clampdown, mirroring the economic pattern of the year leading up to the country's 1989 political turmoil.In its annual report on the Chinese economy,...
Clancy Looks Back in a Familiar Style
WITHOUT REMORSE A novel by Tom Clancy 608 pages, Putnam's $24.95</P><P>HAVING DISPENSED with the Soviet Union, nuclear terrorism and Colombian drug gangs, where can Tom Clancy possibly go from here?</P><P>The past, of course....
Coleman Should Have Stayed Put - Herzog
"Vince Coleman is not a bad person."That is former Cardinal manager Whitey Herzog's assessment of the speedy runner who broke records for the Cardinals and helped put them in two World Series before he ran into trouble in New York.But Herzog, a California...
Congress' Gas-Tax Retreat Means Attack on Medicare New Benefits for Working Poor and Small Business Also Face Cuts
When congressional budget negotiators accepted the smallest gasoline-tax increase on their options list, they did more than save the average motorist a few pennies a week.Their decision dictated an even-tighter squeeze on Medicare reimbursements, a less...
Counting Cost of Coal Strike Firms, Union Disagree on Final Impact
Somewhere between the verbal barbs hurled by union miners and the invective fired by coal operators is the cost of a strike against companies represented by the Bituminous Coal Operators Association.But figuring out that cost is as tough as mining a...
Criminals Use Computers, Too Some Get Access to Fbi's National Record System, GAO Says
In Arizona, a former police officer gained access to printouts from the FBI's National Crime Information Center, tracked down his estranged girlfriend and murdered her.In Pennsylvania a computer operator used the system to conduct background searches...
Critics Assail USA for Sleaze `Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair' Takes Hits as `Reprehensible'
MARILYN Monroe runs her fingers through Bobby Kennedy's hair and he sighs, "You know, when you do that you make me feel like a child."Soon they find themselves ruffling the sheets in Peter Lawford's bedroom, so happily that Marilyn wants Bobby to abandon...
Croats Suspected of Mistreating Refugees
In what U.N. officials say may be a gross violation of international law, Croatia's government has rounded up hundreds of refugees from neighboring Bosnia and may force them back across the border into their wartorn homeland.In an "organized sweep" encompassing...
Curb `Aggressive Begging' Humanely
Five St. Louis aldermen are sponsoring a bill to forbid "aggressive begging." The idea, says Alderman Marit Clark of the 6th Ward, is to discourage behavior that is "intimidating to citizens."The aldermen pinpointed an issue that not only is being talked...
Cutting Loose in South County
Jane Hirstein doesn't seem like the sort of woman who'd let a man tie her in a car.But then, he didn't seem like that kind of man.Jane swears this story is true. "I couldn't make it up," the South County woman said.I couldn't make it up, either. But...
D'arby Is Riding High but He Talks about His Fall from Grace
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY is suddenly the toast of pop - again.Rarely has a performer arrived on the scene with as much flamboyance as D'Arby did in 1987 when the New York native's dazzling talent and bold persona made him a sensation, first in England, where...
D.C.: There's Lots of Action If a Visitor Knows Where to Look
PSSTTT! Wanna ogle Bill Clinton's legs? Or dine where Barbra Streisand and Janet Reno fought over the check?</P><P>Or photograph the home where Donna Rice dashed Gary Hart's White House hopes or watch Jessica Lange testify before Congress?</P><P>Then...
Deng's Economic Chief May Be Man to Watch in China
As China edges closer to life without Deng Xiaoping, eyes are turning to his close protege and economics czar as the emerging star of a new generation of leaders.This summer, the man of the hour in Chinese politics is Vice Premier Zhu Rongji, a no-nonsense...
Devers Wins 100 Meters; Foster Loses in Hurdles
Olympian Gail Devers won her third U.S. Olympic Festival gold medal Saturday night, and Greg Foster, one of the world's premier hurdlers, called off his retirement after failing to finish his race.Devers, gold medalist in the 100-meter dash in last year's...
Dietary Claims Criticized Supplements Studied in Report from FDA
Americans are being subjected daily to unproven and potentially dangerous health claims made by dietary supplements, the Food and Drug Administration says.In a study released Thursday, the FDA cited more than 500 examples of fraudulent claims about vitamins...
Dig Site Reveals Ancient Secrets Dutch Team Seeking to Unravel Origins of Egyptian Civilization
The scent of orange blossoms floats over ancient ruins of this site, where Dutch archaeologists are trying to unravel the story of Egypt's birth 5,000 years ago.Why and how did local rulers bow to one leader, Pharaoh, creating a new and powerful civilization?...
Disabilites Act Spawns Outpouring of Complaints
THE AMERICANS WITH Disabilities Act, key provisions of which took effect a year ago this week, has prompted thousands of U.S. workers to file discrimination complaints against their employers, an outpouring that over time could bring profound changes...
Diversity Comes to Black Caucus, Causes Eruption
IT WAS BOUND to happen.As the Congressional Black Caucus grows larger, it only makes sense that its members will become more diverse.That diversity in the caucus caused an eruption last week, as Rep. Bill Clay, a Democrat from St. Louis, suggested that...
Don't Fund Racist Aids Health Clinics
A few days ago, in a gutsy performance, Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., taught the Senate a lesson about diversity. The insignia of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which has carried the congressional imprimatur, was denied that patent when...
Dressing a Dressing Room Is like Dressing Yourself
IN SOME instances, dressing a room is not all that different from dressing oneself. There are interior designs - just as there are certain outfits - that do not require serious investments and where having fun is the whole point of the exercise.Perhaps...
Drivers, Beware: Traffic Nightmare Expected Monday
When the Mississippi River rises to a historic height Monday, another historic worst is expected - a massive traffic jam on area highways."It is probably going to be the worst traffic jam seen in this area ever," said Mike Right, a spokesman for the...
Family Leave Coming
Sandra Brownsey, a teacher in Greenwood Lake, N.Y., gave birth in May and dreaded the prospect of returning to work come September when the school year begins. She wanted more time off to nurse her newborn.Now, under the Family and Medical Leave Act,...
Family Leave Coming
Sandra Brownsey, a teacher in Greenwood Lake, N.Y., gave birth in May and dreaded the prospect of returning to work come September when the school year begins. She wanted more time off to nurse her newborn.Now, under the Family and Medical Leave Act,...
Finally, a Pitching Performance! Watson Leads Cards Past Mets
Allen Watson already had shown he could win in the big leagues. On Friday night, he showed he could pitch.</P><P>Hoisting a troubled pitching staff on his young shoulders, Watson threw seven refreshing innings to boost the shellshocked ...
Flood-Affected Residents Ignore Vote-Early Offer
Not a single voter took advantage Friday of the city's unusual offer to let people in flooded neighborhoods come downtown to Election Board headquarters to vote three days early.Voters in affected areas, some of whom have left their homes because of...
Flood Information
TO OFFER HELP</P><P>To volunteer: Call these agencies to help in various ways:</P><P>Operation Food Search: 569-0053.</P><P>Salvation Army Operation Noah's Ark: (800) 935-6639.</P><P>American Red Cross:...
Flooding Has Hurt - but Not Killed - River Tourism
WHEN YOU PONDER the devastation and misery unleashed by the Great Flood of 1993, it seems trivial to focus on the pleasures of tourism muddied by the Mississippi River and its tributaries.</P><P>Nevertheless, for thousands of people who...
Flooding No Threat to Games Almost All Showing Up for State Competition
Amazingly, the Show-Me State Games will conclude this weekend without much discomfort from the Great Flood of '93.There might be a few drops of discontent, but, by and large, the games went on despite the surrounding disaster, which has closed highways...
Flood Nudges `500' in St. Charles County More Face Evacuation near Orchard Farm
The Post Office finally moved out of Portage des Sioux, more people faced evacuation in Orchard Farm, and deer fled from the Old Monroe area as the Great Flood of '93 approached 500-year levels in St. Charles County.With the Missouri River pumping in...
Flood Victim Has Lost Her Home but Not Her Faith
Evelyn Emmons, 25, pulls a paperback Bible out of what she calls her "sanity drawer" in the St. Charles hotel room she shares with her two children, ages 3 and 4.She opens the King James version of the Bible to the gospels and reads how God is light...
Force of 2 Rivers Mauls Area Menace Rises as Monday's Crest Looms
The Mississippi and Missouri rivers savaged the St. Louis area from one end to the other Saturday.Their water poured raw sewage past a wealthy corner of St. Louis County, threatened to release clouds of explosive propane over south St. Louis and swallowed...
Foster Falters in Hurdles, Says He'll Be Back for '94 Season
What was to be a triumphant farewell on American tracks turned into a nightmare for Greg Foster on Saturday night.Foster was running in what he planned to be his final 110-meter hurdles event on American soil.But caught by a quick starter's gun, Foster...
Foster Wrote of Distress
The note White House lawyer Vincent Foster wrote before his apparent suicide resembled the outline of a resignation letter and mentioned specific job frustrations, an administration official said Saturday.In the note, Foster discussed embarrassment over...
Future Flood Control Debate Has Already Begun Group Seeks Blue-Ribbon Commission
AS THE FLOOD's crest surges toward St. Louis, pressure is mounting on the White House and Congress to order an extensive review of flood control in the upper Mississippi River basin.The American Rivers conservation group urged President Bill Clinton...
Gallant, Sweaty, Baggers Call Job `Good for Soul' Strangers, Pals Agree They'll `Never Forget'
They've stood in waist-deep brown water and slung 40-pound sandbags on top of dangerously weakened levees. They've held their ground and tried to save it for others - men, women and children they will never meet.These sandbaggers - approximately 10,000...
Gallant, Sweaty Baggers: `It's Good for Your Soul'
They've stood in waist-deep brown water and slung 40-pound sandbags on top of dangerously weakened levees. They've held their ground and tried to save it for others - men, women and children they will never meet.These sandbaggers - approximately 10,000...
Ginsburg: Third Coming of Felix Frankfurter?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg will soon be the 107th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Where in the philosophical scheme of things will Justice Ginsburg fit?It is something of a guessing game but not totally so. Presidents try to select justices...
Girl Switched at Birth Going to Court to Keep `Wrong' Parent
Kimberly Mays takes her case to court this week, seeking to sever all ties to her biological parents and remain with the man who has raised her since she was switched at birth with another girl in a hospital in Florida.Almost five years after the error...
Giving Patients Freedom Use of Restraints Increasingly Restrained
RESTRAINTS WERE SUPPOSED to protect nursing home patients Gusty Kergo and Leon Holt.Instead, state inspectors' reports indicate restraints figured in their deaths.The staff of Friendship Village of West County found Kergo, 87, bound to her bed by a vest...
Going Home Surviving the Wrath of Rivers Runs in the Family in Portage Des Sioux
IT HURTS to look at her.It hurts to see the waters rise around my childhood home, this old farmhouse that my grandfather built on a hill to escape the river. Granddad, you wouldn't believe it now.Twelve more inches, my relatives say, and the handsome...
Groups Pursue `Environmental Justice' Evidence Indicates Pollution Strikes Minorities Harder
A RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR, clean water and a healthy environment appears nowhere in the Constitution, but a growing network of civil-rights and environmental groups are spreading the message that they are just as important as life, liberty and the pursuit...
Gymnast Can Take Two Golds, One Silver to Circus
Gymnast Gregg Curtis is off to join the circus.But before Curtis hung up his tights, he finished his amateur career in style Saturday night by winning two gold medals and one silver at the U.S. Olympic Festival.Curtis, of Carmel, N.Y., won gold in the...
Hall History: From the Original Class of Five to Reggie Jackson
Ford Frick, the father of baseball's Hall of Fame, in a 1972 interview explained the beginnings of the Cooperstown shrine and how the voting procedure was established:"I called a meeting with the wire-service writers. I can tell you who was there - Davis...
Helping Hand
The Edgewood Children's Center has received three grants to finance a new program that provides structured recreational activities for special education children when school is out. The center received $24,489 from the United Way of Greater St. Louis,...
Henderson Is a Jay, If He Gives OK
Rickey Henderson says he'd love to help Toronto win the American League's Eastern Division, but he wants something from the Blue Jays first.Toronto and the Oakland Athletics agreed on a trade for Henderson on Saturday. But the deal, of which no details...
Henderson Oks Deal; He's a Jay
Rickey Henderson, traded Saturday night by the Oakland Athletics to Toronto, said he's looking forward to helping the Blue Jays win the American League's Eastern Division.The trade was agreed to by Toronto, Oakland and the outfielder, who had a no-trade...
Heredity De-Emphasized in Breast Cancer
In a finding that may lend some reassurance to women with a family history of breast cancer, Harvard researchers report that genetics appear to play a smaller role in development of the disease than had been thought.The researchers in the large study...
Herzog: Coleman Should Have Stayed with the Cardinals
"Vince Coleman is not a bad person."That is former manager Whitey Herzog's assessment of the speedy runner who broke records for the Cardinals and helped put them in two World Series before he ran into trouble in New York.But Herzog, a California Angels...
Horner's Syndrome Is Neural Abnormality
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a senior citizen and have been diagnosed with an eye problem and Horner's syndrome. What is it, and is there a cure? The only thing I am told to do is wait and to fill out insurance forms.With Horner's syndrome, the pupil of one...
Hostage to the Rivers in Anguish and Boredom, in Shelters, Motel Rooms and Friends' Homes, Flood Victims Wait out the Waters
HIS LARGE, arthritic hands trembling from the effects of Parkinson's disease, his face gray and almost drained of life, Clarence Potter stared out the window of his motel room last week."This is it," he said. "This is what we do. We sit here, and we...
House Freshmen Issuing Challenge on Contributions
After seven months of going along to get along, House Democratic freshmen are about to turn up the heat on the House leadership.Reps. Eric Fingerhut, D-Ohio, and Karen Shepherd, D-Utah, leaders of the freshmen reform movement, plan to introduce legislation...
Hwy. 40 Awash after Levee Break Section Closed near Bridge in Chesterfield
A surging Missouri River ate through a 100-foot section of levee late Friday and spilled a wall of floodwater into the Gumbo Flats area in Chesterfield and forced the closing of U.S. Highway 40 early Saturday.Authorities said the breach threatened to...
In 15 Seasons as QB Fouts Never Gave Up
To say Dan Fouts was in pro football for 15 years is misleading. Truth is, pro football has been in Dan Fouts for almost all of his 43 years.Deep within him.Pro football became ingrained in Fouts as a toddler when he went to work with his father, Bob,...
Incaviglia Powers Phils over Pirates
Pete Incaviglia hit two home runs, one a three-run shot, and Danny Jackson allowed nine hits Saturday night as the Philadelphia Phillies routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2.Jackson (9-8) struck out four and walked three in his second complete game. Loser...
In His Heart and Now in the Hall, `Reg-Gie' Always Will Be a Yankee
At the New York Yankees' recent old-timers' game, Reggie Jackson stood with Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. At the Hall of Fame on Sunday, Reggie will stand alone.Jackson signed as a free agent with New York before the 1977 season because he wanted Yankee...
Israel Ends Attack on South Lebanon Rabin Cites Concession from Hezbollah Militia
Israel halted a week-long blitz of Lebanon on Saturday and said hundreds of thousands of refugees driven from their homes could return if Islamic guerrillas did not resume attacks.At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said U.S.-brokered...
It's Still a Pretty Good Idea: Put Your Savings into Silver
WHERE COULD you invest your money safely in the 18th century? There were few banks, no organized stock markets and no safe-deposit boxes. The well-to-do invested in real estate, farms, shipping and family businesses. They saved their money in the...
Jefferson County Watches, Worries Levee in Kimmswick Weakens; Two Dozen Families Asked to Leave
Hundreds of Jefferson County residents along the Mississippi and Meramec rivers reinforced levees or packed up Saturday in a day heavy with work and worry.At 6 p.m. Saturday in Kimmswick, authorities asked all 135 residents to leave because of a weak...
Jets' Hentrich Kicks Two Field Goals
Craig Hentrich, a native of Alton, Ill., made a favorable impression as the New York Jets scrimmaged against Washington on Saturday afternoon.Hentrich, an eighth-round draft choice out of Notre Dame, is being considered as a backup to punter Louie Aguiar....
Kim Mays: Fighting to Get Her Life Back
A CHILD thrust into a grown-up battle, Kim Mays tries to be strong.She strides into court with a straight spine and firm chin. She frets over how the stress affects her father's health. And she steels her voice as she rehearses the words she wants to...
Legitimized Smut: Museum Shows Erotica
WHEN Rolf and Hendrik sauntered out of the museum, their two friends were waiting in breathless anticipation."How was it?" they asked. "Tell us everything."The four Swedish teens quickly huddled. Rolf and Hendrik did the whispering. Ove and Hans provided...
Life in Washington: A Preview for Rest of Us
Washington is a region of the future, already possessing many of the work-place changes and social trends that economists predict will take hold across the nation in the next decade, newly released Census figures indicate.With the area's suburbs ranking...
`Lost' Teen Turns to Suicide Inmate Hangs Himself after Viewing TV News Show
Lee Bolli, a burglar from Tucson, Ariz., watched himself from prison on an NBC-TV show Wednesday about "the lost generation" and promptly ended his life with a shoestring around his neck.Bolli, 19, and his partner in crime, John Garland, were interviewed...
Mario Hits Record Lap - 234.275
Mario Andretti turned the fastest qualifying lap in auto-racing history Saturday in time trials for Sunday's Michigan 500.Andretti, 53, took the pole position for the 500-mile race with a lap of 234.275 mph at Michigan International Speedway.Andretti's...
Maxvill: Cards Tried for Benes
As the deadline for making deals without waivers passed Saturday night, the Cardinals were quiet on the trading front.General manager Dal Maxvill said the Cardinals really hadn't been close to anything, especially a deal that would have required them...
Mcdonnell's C-17 Facing Tough Test
McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s new C-17 cargo plane will face one of its stiffest non-aeronautic tests this month when a government panel meets to weigh its future.McDonnell wants the panel, the Defense Acquisition Board, to back the current plan to spend...
Mizzou Writes off Its Yearbook after 99 Years, Students Just Weren't Buying the Savitar Any More
Citing falling sales and student apathy, the University of Missouri is putting the ax to the Savitar, its school yearbook, ending a 99-year tradition.The Savitar has been a fixture on the Columbia campus since 1894. After the yearbook struggled through...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
"Upon Further Review" is taking a week's vacation to catch up on the lost episodes of Beavis and Butt-head, so Eye Openers gets another Sunday shot. *****The flooding in the Midwest is going to cost taxpayers billions of dollars....
Moseley-Braun Drew False Slavery Parallel
Speaking as "the only descendant of a slave on this committee," Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun objected two weeks ago when her colleague, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, compared the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision striking down laws against abortion...
NASA Targets the Sonic Boom Shaping Aircraft Differently May Help Reduce `the Startle Factor'
A 2,200-mph SR-71 Blackbird will take to the skies in a multimillion dollar NASA research program to see if it is possible to take the "boom" out of supersonic flight for future high-speed airliners.The former spy plane will test whether altering aircraft...
Network, Cable Executives Set to Review TV Violence They'll Meet Monday under Growing Pressure
Key members of the four major television networks and representatives of the cable industry will meet Monday to explore the effects of TV violence on society, particularly children.The conference comes under mounting pressure for the industry to tone...
New Law Worries Officials It Eases the Limits on Fingerprinting Juveniles in Custody
Some St. Louis County Juvenile Court officials are so wary of a new state law aimed at helping police solve crimes involving juveniles that the court has advised police against following it.Meanwhile, St. Louis police are waiting for the city's juvenile...
New Methods Eliminate Restraints
A year and a half ago, 35 percent of patients at the National Health Care Center, a nursing home in Maryland Heights, were in restraints. Now, that figure is 14 percent.The first step - convincing the staff members that they could untie residents and...