St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 9, 1994

'55 Champ Middlecoff Recalls Love of Augusta
Cary Middlecoff doesn't play golf anymore, but Augusta National Golf Club still plays on his mind. Especially this week - during the Masters Tournament.Forty tournaments ago, in 1955, he won the Masters by seven shots, a record margin at the time.A year...
After Blackhawks' Barrage, Joseph Sympathizes with Backup Hrivnak
Blues goalie Curtis Joseph commiserated with backup goalie Jim Hrivnak on Friday night.Coach Bob Berry gave Joseph the night off and sent Hrivnak out against the revenge-minded Chicago Blackhawks, who pounded him 6-1.The start was only the second for...
Ambush Catches Wave; Decisive Game Tonight
The Ambush surrendered 29 points Tuesday night in losing its National Professional Soccer League playoff opener to the Wave in Milwaukee.Friday night at The Arena, there were no white flags.A tighter, tougher Ambush, sparked by forward David Doyle and...
Animal Owners Who like Shedding Season
STOP VACUUMING and start knitting!So says a blurb on the cover of a remarkable new tome titled "Knitting With Dog Hair: A Woof-to-Warp Guide to Making Hats, Sweaters, Mittens and Much More," just published by St. Martin's Press.I only wish I were making...
A Pretty Darn Good Mousetrap Kness' Decades-Old Contraption Catches, but Usually Doesn't Kill, Rodent
RALPH Waldo Emerson may have been the sage of Concord, but if the experience of the Kness Manufacturing Co. is any indication he had a thing or two to learn about mousetraps.Kness has been making a better mousetrap on and off since 1927. And while sales...
At 32, Eric Davis Seeks Stardom Again
Sparky Anderson recalls sitting in the Cincinnati Reds' dugout 20 years ago, looking at George Foster and thinking what a great career was ahead of him.Foster was one of those players who made his mark on the game early.Phenom, we call 'em.As in phenomenal....
Attorney Says Strawberry Enters Treatment Facility
Darryl Strawberry, who tearfully confessed to having abused drugs and alcohol, has entered a treatment facility, his attorney said Friday.Bob Shapiro told The Associated Press that he didn't know how long Strawberry would stay in the facility, which...
Back Interest Dresses for Weddings
Dear Eunice Farmer: My daughter is being married this summer at a garden wedding. The bridesmaids are all young and want strapless dresses with "back interest." Please help us with a pattern.I have selected Simplicity 7660 sized 6-22, designed by Jessica...
Blackhawks Bury Blues 6-1 Chicago Scores Early, Often against Hrivnak
Call it Sweet Revenge.Three days after the Blues beat up the Chicago Blackhawks on 5-1 at The Arena, the Blackhawks turned the tables on the Blues on Friday at Chicago Stadium.The Blackhawks whipped the Blues 6-1 in the final regular-season National...
Blaze Hits Builder of Firetrucks Pumper under Test Ignites Structure near Belleville
A brand new fire engine was passing its pumping test quite well Friday morning until it somehow ignited the maintenance building of the Towers Fire Apparatus Co. Inc., in Freeburg, sending workers fleeing for their lives."We've never had anything like...
Blues Breeze Past Sliding Kings 6-2 Shanahan Nets 46th, 47th Goals; Janney Gets Three More Assists
On the eve of their bitter rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks, the Blues enjoyed a leisurely skate on Thursday night at The Arena.They systematically picked apart the dispirited Los Angeles Kings, beating them 6-2 in a National Hockey League game that...
Boomers' Ties to Religion Are Loosening
Four years ago, when the Rev. Barbara Blaisdell came to Central Christian Church in Indianapolis, the average age of the 60 worshipers on any Sunday was 75.Since then, she has performed 47 funerals but attracted 150 new members and others who participate...
Brickowski Has Shoved His Way into to a Key Job with Hornets
His game is angles and elbows and edges, a jagged strip of barbed wire on an NBA court. If he guarded you at the Y, you'd be angry at him the whole afternoon. Charlotte's Frank Brickowski knows this, and he does not apologize for it."If you get the ball...
Bridging the Gap: Youths Tackle `Older Folks' Card Game with Gusto
Gregory Churner of Sumner High School stands 6 feet 1 and weighs 236 pounds. His sport: bridge.Churner, 18, has played football. But now that he knows bridge, he says, "I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. This is fun."He spoke Friday in a brief...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS ANHEUSER-BUSCH Budweiser To Make Ice Beer For Japan</P><P>Japanese consumers soon will be quaffing a new Kirin beer made by the Budweiser brew masters in the San Fernando Valley.</P><P>Kirin Ice Beer, which will...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Missouri Athletic Club Elects New President</P><P>Gary K. Wideman, a vice president at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., was elected president of the Missouri Athletic Club at a special meeting Thursday of the club's board...
Briefs
World BOSNIA Fighting Near Gorazde Shatters Cease-fire</P><P>U.N. officials tried to salvage a cease-fire for all of Bosnia on Friday, but a defiant Serb general pledged to press his attacks on the Muslim enclave of Gorazde.</P><P>Explosions...
Camping It Up Cool Stuff for Kids to Do in the Summertime
THESE BREEZY, easy days of spring will be turning into the crazy, hazy days of summer before you know it. For families with young children, it's not too soon to begin planning summer activities.Young people's programs, classes, camps and special events...
Clinton Berates Those Who Doubt His Motives on Health Care
Asked whether his health-care plan was really a "power grab," President Bill Clinton indignantly denounced critics who question his motives as he held his third television "town hall" of the week Friday."This health debate, in my judgment, has really...
Crowd Loves Jordan; So Does Opposing Pitcher
With the crowd, Michael Jordan was a big hit. With the bat, he was a big miss.Jordan went 0 for three with two swinging strikeouts and a weak fly ball Friday night in his pro baseball debut for the Class AA Birmingham Barons.The 10-3 loss to Chattanooga...
Cubs Blank Expos Behind Trachsel for First Triumph
Rookie Steve Trachsel earned his first major-league victory, and Shawon Dunston homered and drove in three runs as the Chicago Cubs spoiled the home opener of the Montreal Expos with a 4-0 victory Friday.The victory was the Cubs' first in four games.Pedro...
Deadbeat Tax Tip: Live Poor or File Return
Psst. Hey bud. If you're thinking of stiffing Uncle Sam by not filing an income tax return this year, here's some advice.Ditch the Mercedes. Buy yourself a cheap '85 Escort. Sink the yacht. Do your fishing from a canoe. Move out of the Ladue mansion....
Deadly Impact of Firearms Imports
The amount of violence on some American streets is literally being influenced by China. It exports some of the deadly weapons that end up in the hands of street thugs. The federal government, then, has plenty of justification for seriously considering...
Deaths Elsewhere
LEE BRILLEAUX, 41, founder of the rhythm and blues band Dr. Feelgood, died of cancer Thursday (April 7, 1994) at his home in Canvey Island, east of London.Mr. Brilleaux, who sang and played guitar, was the only remaining original member of the four-man...
Election Panel Investigating Political Fund Raising at Ibm
The Federal Election Commission is investigating senior executives of International Business Machines Corp. for possible violations of federal election laws, corporate documents show.The inquiry focuses on money that John F. Akers, a former IBM chairman...
Ex-QB Phillips Back 21 Years after Honor
If Stone Phillips makes as big an impression as he does facing television's red gimlet eye - or if he's as hot as the night on which was honored here 21 years ago - the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Scholar-Athlete dinner should...
Gaming Stock Offerings Probed
Innovative Gaming Corp. of America, Casino Data Systems and Casino Magic Corp. are being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for possible stock fraud in connection with their initial public offerings.In recent financial statements...
Group Works on Plan to Build Four-Lane Highway in Illinois
Motorists stuck behind sluggish trucks and farm tractors that inch along the crowded, two-lane routes between Jackson County and the Metro East area have dreamed of a better way.On Friday a regional group touting a four-lane toll road as the answer unveiled...
Hammerin' Hank Visits Site of the Homer That Beat Ruth
Hank Aaron celebrated the 20th anniversary of his record-breaking 715th home run by visiting the site of the historic event Friday.Aaron went to Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and appeared on NBC's "Today" show. It was at that stadium April 8, 1974, that...
How Sweet It Is 10,000 Bakers Display Wares at Show
Seldom have so many calories been assembled under one roof.From many-tiered wedding cakes to humble bagels, the Retail Bakers of America bake it all.At least 10,000 bakers and suppliers will be tasting mounds of muffins, stacks of stollens and bins of...
Inmate Regrets Giving Ex-Wife Power of Attorney
Q: I gave my ex-wife a power of attorney while I was in jail. We talked about what she was supposed to do with my money after getting power of attorney; she was supposed to use it to help make my bond. She didn't.Also, before I went to jail, my mother...
Interim Rule Set Up in Rwanda
Rwanda's armed forces and police named an interim civilian government Friday, the United Nations said after soldiers terrorized the capital of Kigali in a second day of bloodletting.A cease-fire also was reached between security forces and a rebel group,...
Iriwn Rolls into Contention with 68 St. Louisan 2 Strokes Behind Leader Mize
The Augusta National Golf Club got in its licks Thursday, but Hale Irwin got even Friday.Irwin, a three-time U.S. Open champion who has never finished better than fourth here in 18 appearances, made up for a first-round 73 with a 4-under-par 68 in the...
Irwin Rallies with 40-Foot Putt on 18
It was shades of Medinah at Augusta National on Friday as St. Louisan Hale Irwin joined the battle for the 58th Masters championship by sinking a 40-foot putt on the 18th hole.This time, he didn't jog along the ropes and exchange high-fives with the...
Irwin Rolls into Contention with 68 St. Louisan 2 Strokes Behind Leader Mize
The Augusta National Golf Club got in its licks Thursday, but St. Louisan Hale Irwin got even Friday.Irwin, a three-time U.S. Open champion who has never finished better than fourth here in 18 appearances, made up for a first-round 73 with a 4-under-par...
Japan's Leader Resigns Surprise Announcement Leaves Political Chaos
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa stunned Japan by announcing his resignation Friday, leaving behind an unfinished program of ambitious reforms and political chaos that is likely to hinder change.Hosokawa rose to power vowing to clean up Japanese politics....
Japan's Leadership Shift Dulls Trade Outlook
THE SUDDEN RESIGNATION of Japan's prime minister clouds chances for a quick improvement in rocky trade relations between the world's two biggest economies, officials from both countries conceded Friday.But President Bill Clinton said he did not believe...
Larry Mccray Performs Gritty Blues, Soulful Ballads
NOT ALL the blues coming out of Arkansas these days have to do with the politics of Whitewater, not with bluesman Larry McCray pumping out big sounds on his guitar.McCray, a singer/guitarist from Stevens, Ark., brought a heart full of soul to his performance...
Make Room for Flooded Rivers
The Missouri Conservation Department plans to spend $10 million over the next three years or so to help willing farmers move out of flood plains along the Missouri River. And if things tie in right with federal programs, that $10 million could be coupled...
Man in Hebron Killings Gave No Hint, Wife Says
The wife of Dr. Baruch Goldstein, the Jewish settler who killed at least 30 Muslim worshipers in Hebron, told an Israeli inquiry into the massacre this week that she was baffled by her husband's act and that he had given her no sign of what he was going...
Mayor Bush Steams about Tire Fires City Spends Friday under Blanket of Smoke
The third major tire fire in East St. Louis this year had Mayor Gordon D. Bush burning with anger on Friday."Our citizens are sick and tired of this; I'm tired of it," Bush said."We are not going to tolerate this. We mean business."The mayor spoke out...
Mercker's 1st Finish a No-Hitter
Kent Mercker, without a complete game in 11 previous major-league starts, threw the first no-hitter of the season as the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 on Friday night.Fred McGriff, Terry Pendleton and David Justice hit their first homers...
Miniseries `Middlemarch': Banner Event from BBC
TO MANY, George Eliot's "Middlemarch" is the greatest novel in English - a searching, 19th-century epic of psychology and place that locates in one English village the spectrum of fear, vanity, beneficence and feeling.Enter the BBC, whose track record...
Mit Hacker Accused of Playing Global Robin Hood with Software
A FEDERAL grand jury has accused a Massachusetts Institute of Technology student of using university computers to distribute more than $1 million worth of copied software over the Internet, the global computer network.In announcing an indictment on...
Mixed Reviews on Schools Plan Expert Comments on Desegregation
St. Louis Public Schools could do more to assure that money spent to improve programs in segregated schools is actually boosting student performance, the director of the Harvard Project on School Desegregation said Friday.But overall, project director...
Monsanto's Milk Drug Sales Exceed Expectations Bst Earnings Projected
Monsanto Co. said Friday that its drug to raise cows' milk production is doing better than expected."We are selling to producers who own in excess of 15 percent of the cows in the country," said Monsanto spokeswoman Lisa Watson. "The launch of the product...
More U.S. Bases to Go on Hit List
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON'S administration is preparing to lower the boom on more of the nation's military bases, preparing a list even longer than before.Faced with a dwindling military force and declining defense budgets, the Pentagon is preparing a list...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
No (D)ice: The 150 U.S. athletes at the 1994 Winter Olympics, minus one, have been invited to a ceremony and free chow next week at the White House.Guess who's not coming to dinner?TONYA HARDING, the skating plea-bargainer."She's not invited and she's...
Mule Book Pays Homage to Legend
The race is not always to the swift, as Melvin Bradley reminds us in his new book, "The Missouri Mule: His Origins and Times."Without the toughness of mules, Bradley points out, American pioneers might never have got past the prairie on the way west....
New Designs Make Wood Frames Energy-Efficient
Q: I need to replace my old ugly, drafty windows, but each salesman says something different. What are the best wood replacement windows? Can they really stop condensation and the fading of my curtains? - H.S.A: Recent design improvements in wood window...
Nicklaus Can't Keep It in Play, Misses the Cut
Six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus followed up his first-round 78 with a 2-over-par 74 Friday and failed to qualify for weekend play for the first time since 1967."The golf course was tough, but not that tough," said Nicklaus, visibly shaken. "We've...
Nicklaus Misses Masters Cut, Takes It in Stride
There were no excuses from Jack Nicklaus on Friday when he failed to make the Masters cut for the first time since 1967.He took it in stride."I knew I needed to break 70 to make the cut," he said.He didn't.Nicklaus followed an opening-round 78 with a...
Officer Rescues Student after Carjacking
A college student's frantic waves from the back seat of her car alerted a traffic officer, who pursued and arrested her kidnapper after the car struck a tree, authorities said Friday.The kidnapping was one of two serious crimes involving commandeered...
Older-but-Wiser Mcgee: '82 Still Special
Twelve years ago Willie McGee burst into the major leagues, a young, wide-eyed player who paid rapt attention to Cardinals veterans.Now the youngsters come to McGee and ask questions.Can it be that long ago?"Doesn't seem like it," McGee, the San Francisco...
Organ Donors Living on in Others, Families Say Group Urges Awareness
Parents who donated their dead children's organs and tissue to help the living told a meeting of 300 medical professionals here Friday that doing so was spiritually as well as physically healing.Paul and Kathy Breitenstein of Cape Girardeau told how...
Out of the Past: 10 Nurses Visit High-Risk Mothers
STRICTLY SPEAKING, the only person Phyllis Ballard has come to see in this house is James, the 1-year-old in her lap who is chewing furiously on her stethoscope.But a family being what it is, a complex set of meshed gears, Ballard is soon deep in conversation...
Panel Faults Screening for Cancer of Ovaries
Routine screening for ovarian cancer may do more harm than good because the test is unreliable and can lead to unneeded surgery, a National Institutes of Health panel has found.The panel of medical experts advised against routine screening for most women....
People
Easy come, easy go. . . . After just five months of marriage, TV bad girl SHANNEN DOHERTY has filed for divorce from her teen-age husband, Ashley Hamilton, son of actor GEORGE HAMILTON.Doherty, 22, married young Hamilton just weeks after they met. Last...
Prisoner Belt: Shocking or Suitable? 50,000-Volt Jolt Lasting 8 Seconds Can Cause Extreme Pain
BEHAVE OR be shocked.A new electric belt can jolt prisoners into shivering submission at the touch of a marshal's remote button.Defendants sometimes choose it, when they have a choice, because it can be worn out of sight: no handcuffs to give the jury...
Put a Little Western in Your Wedding
It was a shotgun wedding of a different sort.The shotgun was fired, and the bride and groom came riding over a hill on horseback. They wore the traditional wedding outfits - plus cowboy hats and boots. The guests sat on hay bales.Once hitched, the bride...
Raising Drug's Dosage Helped More Patients with Alzheimer's
Only one drug on the market can help reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, and up until now its benefits have appeared limited.But a new study shows that when the dosage of the drug is greatly increased, it works much better.Cognex, approved last...
Rwanda's Capital Steeped in Blood
Soldiers terrorized the Rwandan capital of Kigali for a second day Friday in a continuing blood bath.The International Red Cross said its workers in the Central African capital reported "hundreds and hundreds of dead and thousands of injured." Other...
Sabres Players Keep Falling, but Team Remains Standing
The Buffalo Sabres have been hit by all kinds of injuries this season. None - not even the loss of captain Pat LaFontaine - has been devastating.Todd Simon lost seven teeth when an errant puck went into the Sabres' bench. Alexander Mogilny missed 17...
Shaq Leads Magic to 1st Playoff Berth
The Orlando Magic clinched the first National Basketball Association playoff berth in franchise history Friday night, as Shaquille O'Neal had 40 points and 16 rebounds in a 117-103 win over the Detroit Pistons in Orlando.Rookie Anfernee Hardaway had...
Singer's Death Is Called Suicide
Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the pioneering grunge rock band Nirvana, was found dead Friday (April 8, 1994) of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 27.The death happened a month after he was hospitalized in Rome for a drug-induced...
Sistine Splendor Shines Again
With the dazzling colors and swirling nudes of Michelangelo's "Last Judgment" behind him, Pope John Paul II opened the restored Sistine Chapel on Friday with a hint of criticism for the 16th-century restorers who covered up naked bodies.In his homily...
Smsu Star Headed to National Team Trials
Melody Howard recently completed the most stellar career in the history of Southwest Missouri State University women's basketball. The 5-foot-9 guard set almost every school record and led the Lady Bears to unprecedented success.Some might think she...
Some Cigarette Additives Assailed
TWO OF THE chemicals added to cigarettes cause liver damage and convulsions when tested on animals, National Public Radio reported Friday.The chemicals are on a top-secret list of about 700 additives to cigarettes that tobacco companies report to the...
Some Fans Disappointed in Olympic-Ticket Race
Even some early birds ended up "wormless" in the race to get tickets to the choice events for the St. Louis Olympic Festival in July.Craig Deeken mailed in his $230 order on Jan. 31 - four days before tickets officially went on sale to the public. His...
Sports Shorts
Court Orders Review Of Tyson-Case Claims</P><P>The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a judge must review claims that a woman Mike Tyson was convicted of raping had earlier falsely accused a high school classmate of rape.</P><P>The...
Sports Shorts
Purdue's Robinson Wins Wooden Award</P><P>With his future still undecided, Purdue forward Glenn Robinson completed a sweep of college basketball's player-of-the-year honors Friday when he received the John Wooden Award.</P><P>Robinson,...
St. Clair County Posts 11 Percent Increase in Crime, Sheriff Says
Crime in St. Clair County was up 11 percent overall last year, but burglaries were down 18 percent, according to statistics Sheriff Mearle J. Justus released Friday.And Justus agreed with several local police chiefs that the number of total crimes may...
Swimming Is an Excellent, Not Perfect, Exercise
Dear Dr. Donohue: Is it true that swimming is the best exercise because it uses all the muscles in the body? And is it true that you have to wait a full hour after eating to go swimming, so that you won't get cramps?Swimming is an excellent exercise....
Teamsters Talk and Strike
The Teamsters union on Friday asked 18 trucking companies to talk over contract differences today but continued its nationwide strike.The strike affects about 1,500 Teamsters in the St. Louis area. They are members of Teamsters Local 600.Teamsters officials...
The Danger of Silence
Terrorist attacks against Israelis in apparent retaliation for Baruch Goldstein's massacre of 29 Palestinian Muslims have begun. Seven Israelisid were murdered and at least 44 injured by a car bomb in Afula. Then one Israeli was killed and four injured...
The Raven Maiden
ONCE UPON A TIME there lived a young and accomplished prince who was called Orca. His father ruled all the land, and Orca was the king's only heir.Orca was a daring hunter. He went often to the royal forests. Sometimes he took along the lords of the...
They like Mike Security Beefed Up for Jordan's Baseball Debut
Michael Jordan's debut in the minor leagues has created a ticket-buying frenzy, a media crush and soaring interest in the Southern League.It also means more jobs in the security field and some procedural changes."Sure, we're going to beef up security,"...
Town Can Keep Sign about God Judge Dismisses ACLU Lawsuit
A sign proclaiming "The World Needs God" can stay where it has hung for half a century - over the main doors to the Montgomery County Courthouse, a federal judge says.The judge dismissed a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on a technicality....
Turgeon Leads Isles Past Stars
By The Associated Press Pierre Turgeon scored two goals as the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 Friday night in Uniondale, N.Y. The victory allowed the Islanders to gain the inside track for the last playoff spot in the National Hockey...
Union Pacific Considers Commuter Lines
Commuters from west St. Louis County or Jefferson County who have watched trains roll by them in traffic jams might be able to do more than watch in a couple of years.They might be able to ride along.Officials from Union Pacific Railroad Co. and from...
Vexed Taylor Puts Lathon `Up for Adoption'
This could be the end of a beautiful relationship.Myrl Taylor says he no longer is running the career of light-heavyweight Ray "Lethal" Lathon. "He's up for adoption," Taylor said. "I'm not his daddy anymore."Taylor has known Lathon, 27, for 15 years,...
White House Denies Audience `Plants' at Town Hall Meetings
The White House denied Friday that it was trying to plant supporters of the administration's health-care plan in televised town hall studio audiences. But it conceded supplying the sponsoring television stations with names.Jeff Eller, a White House spokesman,...
Wrestlers Need Help in Pursuit of a Dream
Bernie Bits:Scott and David Stefl, sophomores at Meramec CC, have qualified to represent the United States on the Junior College National Wrestling Team.As members of the U.S. squad, the brothers have been invited to participate in an international tournament...
Youth Gets Some Heat for Returning Wallet
Dear Ann Landers: This article ran in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel recently. I hope you will print it to show your young readers that honesty is appreciated and can pay off.HAROLD IN FLORIDA - News stories, such as the one you sent, are especially...
Zulus Balk at Joining in South African Vote De Klerk Disappointed; Mandela Firm on Date
President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela met with Zulu nationalist leaders Friday but were unable to persuade them to join the country's first all-race elections, which are less than three weeks away.The parties agreed, however, to call in international...