St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 16, 1995

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145-0 Motivation Helps Schatzman Pin Down Success
Scott Schatzman never has encountered a wrestling match he thought he would lose."I've learned throughout my years that wrestling is mostly mental and sports is mental," Schatzman said. "I go out there knowing that I'm going to do it, no matter how hard...
Adapting a Kitchen for Wheelchair Access
Q.: I have recently become a wheelchair user and will probably spend the rest of my life having to perform most tasks from his seated position. Cooking is one of my greatest loves, so I plan to be in the kitchen much of the time. What adjustments in...
After Aide's Firing, Recruit May Seek Release from Illini
Illinois fired its offensive coordinator and also winged its relationship with a heralded high school quarterback recruit.Chris Redman, Parade's national Player of the Year from Male High in Louisville, Ky., signed a national letter of intent with the...
Agencies' Teamwork Helps Young Mother Get New Start
TAMMY HINKLE'S success story is a triumph of bureaucrats' ingenuity over bureaucratic redundancy.By all rights, when Hinkle lost her job she should have gotten lost in a confusing forest of job-training programs that Congress has created. But, because...
Artichokes Can Grow in East California Has Been Center of Industry
For years, the artichoke has been something only Californians could grow.But now, agricultural gurus are saying that Easterners - given enough horticultural gymnastics - can grow them too."And the taste is fantastic," said David E. Hill, an agricultural...
A School Struggles to Survive Parents Try to Keep Neighborhood Anchor
"Whatever It Takes" reads the blue-on-white button that Pam Vickers-Edwards wears. It's a slogan this year for the St. Louis Public Schools, but it's also the way Vickers-Edwards feels about her neighborhood school, Eugene Field Elementary.Vickers-Edwards...
As Spring Nears, Gardeners Browse for New Plants
This is the time of year when the gardener's heart thaws with thoughts of spring.It is not just the idea of starting anew that stirs the pulse. Each year brings new varieties of plants to try.Many new varieties are improvements on old ones: A more-prolific...
At Long Last, Formica Gets Its Due
THE FAKE has a special niche in American culture. From toupees to vinyl siding, from Las Vegas to synthetic fingernails, we are a nation that exalts in the faux as much as the beaux.Our penchant for fake things that look real, and fake things that look...
Attention Deficit Is Subject of Report Officials Say Drugs Are Not the Only Solution
Medication alone isn't enough for children who have severe trouble concentrating, the Education Department said Wednesday in its first report on a disorder being diagnosed in a growing number of children.The role of drugs such as Ritalin - now prescribed...
Big Spenders Council Finds Ways to Use Gaming Revenue
The St. Charles City Council has allocated most of this year's gaming revenue for major projects to be accomplished by the end of the year.The finance director has estimated the council will collect more than $4 million in gaming revenue by June 30,...
Bird Feeder Provides Fun, Food for Thought
I'd forgotten how much fun feeding the birds could be, but now I've resumed that most delightful of snowy day pastimes. During our seven years of city living, we didn't do much bird feeding. With a yard full of fruit trees, my husband felt we were encouraging...
Blood on Gate Is O.J.'S, State Says Prime Defense Witness Opts to Leave Country
O.J. Simpson was dealt two setbacks Wednesday as prosecutors announced that more blood from the murder scene tentatively had been matched to Simpson and that a potentially important defense witness had disappeared.Hoping to debunk assertions that police...
Books on Tape
"TRINITIES"A novel by Nick Tosches (6 hours, abridged, BDD Audio, $22.50)When billions of dollars are involved, human life can become a trivial thing. This may be particularly true in organized crime, especially if someone interferes with business.Because...
Bradley.Mad as Hell
In the winter of 1988, columnist Jerry Berger announced that Anne Keefe and her "glib talk-show colleague," Bruce Bradley, would henceforth be on KMOX-AM together in the early afternoon. Then, Berger noted, "the affable Bradley will happy talk listeners...
Breast Enlargement in Boys Can Be Left Alone
Dear Dr. Donohue: What causes gynecomastia in a teen-ager? Is this common among teens? Other than breast surgery, liposuction and such, what treatment is there for it?About half of all boys develop breast enlargement during puberty. That's the gynecomastia...
Briefs
TAIWAN Blaze At Popular Nightclub Leaves 64 Dead</P><P>A fire roared through a three-story nightclub in Taiwan on Wednesday night, killing 64 people and injuring 11. The cause of the fire was unknown. It gutted the popular Weierkang...
Briefs/region
FRATERNITY DEATH Make Hazing A Felony, Says Mother</P><P>The parents of Michael Davis, a resident of University City who died in a college hazing ritual one year ago, pleaded with a House committee Wednesday night in Jefferson City to...
Briefs Region
APPOINTMENT Buford Is Named To Stadium Board</P><P>The president of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, James H. Buford, has been appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan as a member of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex ...
Cafe Napoli: Making a Move in the Right Direction
IT'S only a block, and a short one at that, but Cafe Napoli's move north on Bemiston Avenue from Carondolet to Forsyth was accompanied by some major changes - and for the better, too.The former location was partly below ground, rather crowded and had...
Campbell Keeps Focus on the Road
Mike Campbell drives a truck, one of those grand 18-wheelers. At 6 feet 3 and about 250 pounds, he can fill up a cab.Donnie Campbell is sleeker than his father at 6-6 and 215 pounds. And he probably won't drive around the country for a living. A senior...
Candidates for Office in Madison County
Following are the candidates that have filed for the April 4 election in Madison County municipalities and library and park districts. ALHAMBRA Trustee - three to be electedJeffrey A. Hurst, 202 South East Street.John Adams, 1405 West Main Street.James...
Candidates for Office in St. Clair County
Following are the candidates that have filed for the April 4 election in St. Clair County municipalities, and library and park districts. ALORTON ClerkLeo Stewart, 5601 Bond Avenue.Charles Sykes, 136 Homeside. Trustee - three to be electedVernon Clay,...
Candidates Seeking Office on April 4 Jennings among Cities with Contest for Mayor; Council Members Face Challengers
Here's a list of candidates running for local offices on April 4 in the north area. Incumbents are noted with an asterisk. ***** JENNINGS MayorBenjamin C. "Ben" Sutphin, 8890 Boyce Place.Solomon Leroy Rooks, 2552 Center Avenue....
Candidates Struck off Ballot Will Run as Write-Ins Judge Reverses Election Board's Decision
Edna Allen and Darnell Thompson say they'll run as write-in candidates now that a judge has removed their names from the Feb. 28 primary ballot in East St. Louis.Associate Circuit Judge Richard A. Aguirre took the two candidates' names off the ballot...
Cards Plan Hot Menu for Minor-Leaguers
Their time here may be fleeting, but while the 113 minor-leaguers in the Cardinals camp are working out this spring, they will be treated as big-leaguers.Of course, 32 may become big leaguers if a replacement squad is formed.Cardinals general manager...
Carl Tolman; Ex-Wu Chancellor
Carl Tolman, a former chancellor, dean and professor at Washington University, died of complications from a stroke Monday (Feb. 13, 1995) at his home in Kirkwood. He was 97.Professor Tolman was associated with the university for 68 years, serving as...
Cavaliers Hold off Orlando in Ot
Terrell Brandon scored a career-high 31 points and sank the two winning free throws with 22 seconds left in overtime as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 100-99 Wednesday night.The Cavs improved to 5-1 in overtime games and made Mike Fratello...
City Is Hauling Used Tires to Central Loacation the Next Stop Is the Grinder
Aided by bulldozers, St. Louis workers waded into a yardful of old tires Wednesday and hauled them to an even bigger pile west of downtown. The hope is to feed them into a power-station furnace.The haul was the biggest yet in the city's three-week-old...
Colonials Spoil Umass' Hopes for Revenge
Alexander Koul and Nimbo Hammons combined for 34 points before fouling out and leaving their George Washington teammates to protect an 80-78 victory over No. 5 Massachusetts on Tuesday night.The Colonials also beat UMass on Feb. 4 to end the Minutemen's...
Coming to Town
AMERICAN THEATRE (9th and St. Charles streets, 291-7600) March 4: The Cult, with Big Chief, 8 p.m. March 12: Big Head Todd/Dave Matthews Band, with Ugly Americans, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $22.50 day of show. March 17: The Newsboys, with Audio...
Commissioners Request Audit of County Highway Department
The Jefferson County Commission on Tuesday formally requested a state audit of the county's Highway Department. State Auditor Margaret Kelly said it will cost the county about $20,000.Presiding Commissioner Jon Selsor said that the department seems to...
CONGRESS TARGETS JOB-TRAINING FUNDS PROGRAMS CALLED REDUNDANT, IN NEED OF CONSOLIDATION Series: The Contract and You an Occasional Series
Every Tuesday and Thursday, David Imhof drives from his south St. Louis County home to the Louderman Building downtown. It is a trek of hope, a triumph of ambition over despair, and a habit from 27 years of work.On a gray wall of the Louderman Building's...
Criminals Are Wrongdoers, Not Victims
Americans are alarmed at the high rate of violent crime, and justly so. Each year, nearly 5 million Americans are victims of murder, rape, robbery or assault. A murder occurs every 21 minutes, a rape every five minutes, a robbery every 46 seconds and...
Dog Trainer's Proposal Opposed by Neighbors
The St. Louis County Planning Commission is considering a request from LeRoy Walker to operate a dog-training-and-grooming business for German shepherds and akitas on 10 acres at Fry Lane and Belgrove Drive, formerly the Bellefontaine Country Club.Walker,...
Don't Pop the Cork Too Soon for Microsoft Rivals to Celebrate
A federal judge's rejection of the government's proposed antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corp. has given smaller rivals hope they can compete more effectively against the computer-software behemoth.But it's premature for these smaller companies to...
Dow Chemical Liable in Implant Case Verdict Marks First Time Company Has Been Named as Defendant
For the first time, Dow Chemical Co. was found liable Wednesday for injuries allegedly caused by silicone breast implants made by its Dow Corning Corp. affiliate.A state District Court jury in Houston found Dow Chemical liable for 20 percent of the $5.2...
Dow Nears Milestone Again
With the stock-market indicators hitting record highs, Wall Street has gone back to its "Dow 4000" watch.If the mighty bull market of the 1980s and early 1990s is going to regain momentum, the Dow Jones average of 30 industrials ought to break through...
Drexler, 32, Heading Back Home to Houston after Being Traded
After 11 1/2 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Clyde Drexler is going home.Getting the trade he had requested, Drexler was sent to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday with forward Tracy Murray for forward Otis Thorpe and a conditional 1995 first-round...
Drug Budget Still Ignores Benefits of Treatment
Drug Policy Director Lee Brown boasts that the Clinton administration has proposed the largest drug-control budget in U.S. history. And what does the administration intend to do with the record $14.6 billion it is seeking? Mostly, more of the same. As...
Errol Garner: A Look Back at a True Original
"THAT'S MY KICK" and "GEMINI" Erroll Garner (Telarc)</P><P>Thirty years ago, it seemed as if half the gin joints in the world had cocktail pianists who sounded superficially like Erroll Garner. The popularity of Garner's recordings of...
E. St. Louis Girls (23-1) Face Maroons in Drive for First Regional Title
The East St. Louis Flyerettes, often obscured by crosstown rival Lincoln, are thriving in Metro East girls basketball with a 23-1 record.East St. Louis has a chance at its first ever regional championship tonight when it plays host to the Belleville...
Feline Fun: As Many as 350 Cats on Exhibit, Judged at Show
Cat fanciers from around the country will converge on St. Charles next month with feline friends in tow.As many as 350 cats will be exhibited and judged at the second annual Midwest T.G.I.F. Cat Show March 4 and 5 at the St. Charles Exposition Hall,...
Fenton Mayor Faces Foe, Others Have Easy Season
Fenton Mayor Joseph J. Maurath will be challeged by Alderman Fran Ruzicka, 1st Ward, on April 4 in the only contested mayor's race in south St. Louis County. Peerless Park has an uncontested race for mayor.Here's a list of candidates running for offices...
Firm May Lose Casino Consulting Job Agency Sees Potential Conflict in Company Official's Work to Help Form New City
A St. Louis County agency may revoke the hiring of a casino consulting firm because a principal in the firm is active in a drive to form a new city in South County.On Jan. 27, the County Port Authority chose the planning firm - Peckham, Guyton, Albers...
Foster Stigmatized by His Opponents
No matter how much Capitol Hill conservatives sugarcoat it, their attempts to block President Bill Clinton's nominee for surgeon general amount to a dangerous stigmatization of every doctor who has ever performed an abortion.Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas,...
Fox Offers New Shows, Brings Back an Old One
FOX is shaking up its lineup in March, with three new series plus the resurrection of "The Critic." New are:"The Great Defender," 6 p.m. Sundays beginning March 5. Michael Rispoli stars as "a streetwise, guerrilla-warfare attorney who takes a job at...
Friend of Edgar Indicted in Theft Ex-Tollway Director Faces Eight Counts
A longtime associate of Gov. Jim Edgar who headed the state tollway system and a state legislator were indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and stealing $240,000 in tollway funds in a land deal.Robert Hickman, 56, of Springfield, former executive...
Fuhr Is Sent to Kings in 6-Player Deal with Sabres
With one pricey goaltender too many, the Buffalo Sabres arranged a six-player deal Tuesday that sent Grant Fuhr to the Los Angeles Kings for defenseman Alexei Zhitnik.The Sabres also sent defensemen Philippe Boucher and Denis Tsygurov to the Kings. Buffalo...
Fund Raising Discourages Candidates
Former Vice President Dan Quayle surprised everyone by deciding not to run for president in 1996. A few days before, he was ready to go. Among the reasons he cited for his change of mind was the difficulty of raising money.Mr. Quayle isn't alone. Former...
Gaertner Jr. on Verge of U.S. Attorney Role
TOWNTALK: Gary Gaertner Jr. says he may be headed for a spot as assistant U.S. attorney. "I'm going through clearance right now," said Gaertner, heir to Missouri Court of Appeals Judge Gary Gaertner. Young Gaertner is with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's...
Gender Difference Found in Brains Study Centered on Handling of Language
Scientists say they have found a gender difference in how the brain handles a crucial language task, providing new evidence that men's and women's brains differ.The researchers say that, when a man mentally breaks a word into its individual sounds, he...
Going on 60, Warriors' Bess Won't Take Five
After his Three Rivers Community College team played last week at Forest Park CC, coach Gene Bess appeared agitated."I wish we could have gone home at halftime," he said grimly.For a few minutes in the second half, his Warriors lost their focus. They...
Hat Dance for Retired Ballerina
SOME PEOPLE might have trouble understanding how ballet can lead to a career as a hat maker, but for Stephanie Saland, who was a member of the New York City Ballet for 21 years and a principal dancer for nearly 10 of them, the connection is natural."I...
His Son, Her Son, Drugs, Responsibility
Dear Ann Landers: In a few months, I will be marrying "Jill," who has a 15-year-old son, "Mike." Mike is very friendly with my son, who is the same age.Mike and I get along reasonably well, but we haven't had time to develop the kind of close relationship...
History Questioned: Group Denies Jews Played Big Role in Slavery
IN A HIGHLY unusual move, the American Historical Association has condemned as false any assertions that Jews played a disproportionate role in the exploitation of black slave labor.Those who make such allegations, the association said, are involved...
House Bill Endangers Prisoners' Rights
The Stop Turning Out Prisoners (STOP) bill has been passed by the House, without committee hearings or testimoney and with little notice to the public.Its proponents have good reason to try to ram it through Congress without public debate, because the...
House Rejects Push to Revive Star Wars Several Republicans Vote with Democrats
House Republicans, launching a drive Wednesday to revamp the nation's military policy, suffered a setback in their effort to resurrect the "Star Wars" missile-defense system.Despite pleas by pro-defense Republicans that the nation needed a shield to...
House Wants Defense to Take a Right Turn
The House softened a Contract with America proposal to force the Pentagon to move ahead with a missile defense system.On a vote of 218 to 211, the House dropped down on a list of priorities the missile defense language from a bill covering foreign and...
Ignoring Health Care Issue Isn't the Solution
SO, WHAT ABOUT overhauling the nation's health care system?It's hard to imagine now, but barely a year ago this was Item No. 1 on President Bill Clinton's agenda. And just five months ago, Congress finally gave up the ghost in a blood-and-guts fight...
Inspector Prowls Trash in Search of Recyclers Winners Get Prizes, Losers `I'm Sorry' Note
Gary Gilliam prowls Festus each week looking into people's recycling bins and trash cans to see if they are separating the newspapers, aluminum cans, tin foil, tin pans and plastic bottles and milk jugs.He checks five addresses, drawn at random each...
In the Spotlight
Patty DonleyGibault basketball playerYear In School: Junior.Height: 5 feet 9.Position: Forward.Statistics: Donley totaled 95 points in three games last week. On Feb. 6, Donley scored 23 points in a 60-47 loss to Columbia. Two days later, she scored 37...
Judge Ito Approves Retesting of Blood Prosecutors Challenge Theory of Frame-Up
Hoping to debunk assertions that police planted evidence to frame O.J. Simpson, prosecutors won approval Wednesday to retest blood from his home and the crime scene for traces of a laboratory preservative.Judge Lance Ito granted approval for the emergency...
Keenan Likes Veterans, but Youth Is Served, Too
In his brief training camp appearance in September, Blues general manager and coach Mike Keenan confided that he had an affinity for rookies.At the time, this came as quite a shock, considering Keenan's penchant for favoring veterans who have played...
Knights Kick Up to Pro Division
The St. Louis Knights soccer team struggled through a variety of birthing pains in its inaugural season last year.Flooding at St. Louis Soccer Park played havoc with the Knights' schedule. As many as 50 players came and went on the roster. And coach...
Latino Ads Speak American
Sears started its own magazine aimed at Latino consumers.AT&T nearly tripled its spending on marketing to Latinos last year - and it just hired singer Jon Secada to do Spanish-language commercials.Both Nestle, the food and chocolate giant, and sneaker...
Lawyers Protest Gop Bill to Cap Legal Awards $500,000 Limit Will Hurt Victims, Clog Courts, Say Opponents
While Republicans say their plan to revamp the way Illinois sues will reduce frivolous lawsuits, personal-injury lawyers in the Metro East area contend it will end up hurting those who need the legal system the most.The GOP plan that sailed through a...
Leaders' Club Clinton, Bush Ford on Course, off Target for Golf Tournament
"Oh no!" boomed the president of the United States as he planted his golf ball firmly in a sand trap. At least he didn't hit anybody. Partner George Bush clipped two spectators; Gerald Ford, one.Three men who answer to "Mr. President" went golfing with...
Lindenwood Offers Its Own `Psls,' Skyboxes College Is Raising Funds to Build New Gymnasium
Lindenwood College has come up with its own version of the personal seat license and luxury skybox as a way to finance a $7.2 million gymnasium.The new gym will have a special bank of seats on an upper level overlooking the gym floor. Each of the 250...
Lobbyists Vie over Spilled Coffee Illinois Legislature Ponders Changes in Rules on Filing, Damages in Injury Lawsuits
It may well be the most famous cup of coffee ever spilled - the one that produced a $2.9 million verdict against McDonald's Corp.To some, it is a symbol of all that is wrong with malpractice and product liability lawsuits. To others, it's a symbol of...
Logo-Jam: Winston Cup Drivers Make Tracks to New Sponsors
The souvenir business is hopping this week near Daytona International Speedway.A real Bill Elliott fan wouldn't be caught dead wearing an Elliott shirt with the word Budweiser on it. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville (Ga.) now has a big "M" on the front...
Lucy Bates to `Brady' Film: Story with Bunch of Twists
BETTY THOMAS is no Generation Xer, no twentysomethingite who spent her adolescence wishing she were the fourth Brady sister.What she is, is a hard-working 46-year-old native of Brentwood (that's right, Brentwood, Mo.) who took her Midwestern normalcy...
Mad Attack Catches Ambush by Ray Jordan of the Post-Dispatch Staff
The Kansas City Attack was mad as heck and refused to take it anymore.The Ambush had won three of its four matches with the Attack this season and had outscored its west-state rival 70-49.But Wednesday night at Kiel Center, it was the Attack's turn...
Mardi Gras beyond Soulard
MARDI GRAS in St. Louis means Soulard, but the South Side neighborhood obviously won't be the only place to party.In tomorrow's Everyday, you'll get a rundown on the Soulard festivities - and a guide to some Louisiana zydeco and Cajun bands heading into...
Mayoral Hopeful Owes Thousands in Property Taxes
The co-owner of a cemetery in St. Louis that owes $115,866 in property taxes is running for mayor in Jennings.Solomon Rooks, 2552 Center Avenue, Jennings, is the candidate. His business, the Gatewood Gardens cemetery in St. Louis, owes property taxes...
Morning Briefing
McDonnell Won't Stop Production Of Its MD-11 Jet</P><P>McDonnell Douglas Corp. will not temporarily halt production of the company's wide-body MD-11 passenger airliner next year, President and Chief Executive Harry C. Stonecipher said...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
In 1979, DARRYL DAWKINS of the Philadelphia 76ers established his trademark, shattering a backboard at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. He dubbed the feat:Chocolate Thunder Flying, Robinzine Crying, Teeth Shaking, Glass Breaking, Rump Roasting, Bun...
Mu Is Rising, but Polls Pall on Stewart
After his Missouri Tigers razed the Big Eight Conference and barged to the NCAA Tournament's final eight last season, Mizzou coach Norm Stewart was irritated to see his team plummet to the depths of the nondescript: "Others receiving votes" was where...
New Varieties Spice Up Choices
This is the time of year when the gardener's heart thaws with thoughts of spring.It is not just the idea of starting anew that stirs the pulse. Each year brings new varieties of plants to try. Hundreds of fresh introductions appear in the garden catalogs.Many...
NFL Expansion Draft
The players selected Wednesday in the NFL expansion draft for the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Players in parentheses were recalled by the existing club. (x-restricted free agent): Player Selected Recalled Player...
No. 10 Hogs Avenge Earlier Loss to Tide
Scotty Thurman scored 29 points and Corliss Williamson added 24 Wednesday night and No. 10 Arkansas won its second consecutive road game, an 86-80 victory over No. 18 Alabama.Arkansas (20-5, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) erased a 14-point Alabama lead...
No Dirt Removal Plan Set in Land Deal, Official Says
Valley Park will not have to give up nearly 25,000 cubic yards of dirt from city-owned property as previously thought, says City Attorney Jack Horas.Horas told the Board of Aldermen last week that the contract between Valley Park and developer Drew Kuenneke...
Official Says Jolt Will Bolt Prisons Electrified Death Fence Successful in California
It is called the Death Fence in California. A 13-foot-high fence encircling the state's toughest prisons carries 5,100 volts - a lethal dose to anyone who dares try an escape.State Rep. Wayne Crump wants it at two prisons in Missouri.On Wednesday, Crump,...
Officials Cool to Expensive Amtrak Service
A special legislative committee showed little enthusiasm Wednesday for spending nearly $3 million more to keep twice-daily passenger train service between Missouri's largest cities."I can't stand here and honestly tell you we're going to throw the money...
Owners Agenda: `Just Rams' NFL Promises Talk, No Vote at Meeting
The finish line of this football marathon is in sight.The Rams' negotiations with FANS Inc. are complete. The Rams have filed notice that they intend to move. The personal seat license guarantees have been met - and then some.All that stands between...
Parks, Soil, Sewers and Taxes
St. Louis and St. Louis County officials are backing a proposed one-tenth-of-a-cent state sales tax for local parks and storm sewer systems around Missouri that would raise about $52 million annually. No doubt about it: Local parks would benefit greatly...
Parochial Money Opposed ACLU Will Fight Giving Cash to Religious Schools
The American Civil Liberties Union says the state constitution is clear: No state money for religious schools.But Republicans are pressing ahead with plans to make Illinois the first state to establish a voucher program that includes parochial schools."It...
People
The shining feminist coin: The 175th anniversary of the birth of SUSAN B. ANTHONY drew some heavy hitters to New York Wednesday for a celebration. Among them: HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, MARLO THOMAS, BARBARA WALTERS, LESLEY STAHL, BETTY FRIEDAN and NORA...
Pig out Police Chief Fires Undiscipined Rookie
LOUIS LEE underwent $2,000 in special training before joining the drug unit of the Freeport Police Department. But after only a brief probationary period he was canned, which is something no pig likes."It's kind of like he wasn't given a chance," said...
Plan for Weber Road Housing Development Considered
The St. Louis County Planning Commission is considering a request from R.J. DeRouin Homes Inc. to build 35 single-family houses on a six-acre tract just north of Weber Road.The houses would measure between 1,450 square feet and 2,700 square feet on lots...
Polo, Anyone? with and without a Logo, the Classic Shirt Is Back
FROM TIME TO time, a classic style becomes fashion. It happened recently with the white cotton shirt and the sweater set. Now it's the polo shirt.Abbreviated polo shirts that bared the midriff appeared on the runways of Ralph Lauren's and Anne Klein's...
Reeves Carries Cowboys Past Cyclones 71-69
Bryant Reeves kept his composure against No. 21 Iowa State's collapsing defense and scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half, leading No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 71-69 victory Wednesday night in Ames, Iowa.Held to one shot in the first half, Reeves...
`Reform' Would Open Way for Unreasonable Search and Seizure
Ever wonder what would happen if the Bill of Rights came up for a vote? You don't have to wonder anymore. The text of the Fourth Amendment, which forbids the government to conduct "unreasonable searches and seizures," was offered on the House floor last...
Respert's 35 Shoot Down Cold Illini
The Illinois record book doesn't list such a yardstick of ineptitude.But there was at least one time when Illinois suffered through a worse first half than the 13-pointer in Wednesday's 68-58 loss to eighth-ranked Michigan State."I think we played Purdue...
Respert's 35 Shoot Down Illini
Illinois let Michigan State's Shawn Respert find the shooting touch that had been missing for a few games."The last four games I've been double- and triple-teamed and teams have been clogging the middle on me so I've just had very quick looks at the...
Retrospective of a Late Bloomer
AS A PAINTER, Abraham Lincoln Walker experimented with a remarkable range of styles and artistic concerns. The retrospective exhibition of his work currently in the University Center Gallery at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville contains portraits,...
Rule on Abortion Training Is Perplexing Medical Programs Grapple with Mandate
A new mandate to provide training in abortions to prospective obstetrician-gynecologists has left some Missouri training programs in a quandary.For the two local Catholic programs, the question is how to preserve their accreditations without facilitating...
Search Narrows at Wu Three Favorites Have Left Race for Chancellor
The committee looking for the next Washington University chancellor has pared its list."We're down to about seven or eight people," said James W. Davis, a professor of political science and the committee's vice chairman.Neither Davis nor anyone else...
'Self-Service' Makes Them Nervous
LINDA USUALLY gets along fine with the customers at her St. Louis supermarket. She chats with them as she checks them out. She admires their babies, even the ones with runny noses. She makes sure new baggers don't put the greeting cards next to the damp...
Sesame Plant Is Showy but Needs a Long, Warm Growing Season
Q: We have a question about sesame seeds. They are in so many foods, but we have never seen them growing. Are they a tree?A: Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is a low, 1- to 2-foot shrubby herb native to Africa and Asia. It has been extensively cultivated...
Shifting Standards on Medical Ethics
Those trying to ram through the appointment of Henry W. Foster Jr. as surgeon general say the abortions he performed and his involuntary sterilization of retarded women are (in the case of abortion) or were (in the case of the sterilization) "accepted...