St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 26, 1993

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100 Neediest Campaign Will Continue to Jan. 6
Even though Christmas has passed, people can still donate to the 100 NEEDIEST CASES, which has not completed its annual mission.Betty Sievert, campaign director, said that donations for this Christmas would be counted until Jan. 6, the date of the last...
1993 the Best of the Post-Dispatch Photo Staff
The great flood of '93 was relentless. It swamped late June, all of July, all of August, finally subsiding in early September. Rivers poured water where it had never been, at depths never experienced.And the Post-Dispatch photo staff went flying, boating,...
Aborigines Eager to Take Back Land Parliament Allows Territorial Claims in '94
Aborigines and their supporters rejoiced last week after Parliament voted to let Australia's original inhabitants press territorial claims to as much as one-tenth of the continent.The legislature restored native land rights lost when whites colonized...
A Fitting Memorial for 270 Lives
The bombing five years ago of Pan American flight No. 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, was one of the most heinous acts of terrorism in modern times. Every one of the 270 people was a random, innocent victim, targets only because they were flying on an...
After 29 Months, Croatia Remains Nation Divided
After 29 months of intermittent fighting to recover territory seized by its rebellious Serbian minority and to secure parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia is a country divided both geographically and politically.The physical division, now in its third...
A Long Trip from Calcutta to California and Mukherjee Has Come to Terms with America
IN the house where Bharati Mukherjee grew up, an upper-caste family compound in Calcutta, there was no privacy. The families of her father and his six brothers - 45 to 50 people - all lived around a single courtyard, each family in one room. For the...
A New, Larger Qvc Would Click into Interactive TV
A combined Paramount Communications Inc. and QVC Network Inc. would move boldly into interactive television and likely cobble together a new television network using Paramount's broadcast stations and QVC's cable expertise, industry analysts say.QVC,...
A Patchwork of the Old West
"TOMBSTONE" Rating: R, violence. Running time: 2:10. `TOMBSTONE," a so-so Western, appears to have been stitched together from a pile of spare parts, like a quilt, or a movie monster.</P><P>Some of the parts are high quality. For example,...
Art of Collecting: Couple Shares Its Wealth of Crafts
`OBSERVING collectors, one soon discovers an unrelenting need, even hunger, for acquisitions. The ongoing search is a core element of their personality." So said psychoanalyst and author Werner Muensterberger in a recent review of his new book, "Collecting,"...
As a Hobby, Cooking Can Be a Good Read
This year we asked for neckties.Since this column was written before we had packages under the tree to rattle, we cannot report whether we got same.But we probably got cookbooks.That's what we always get. Can't remember a Christmas when we didn't get...
`Big V' Is Fun to Watch, but Doesn't Play Much `D'
Russian Vitali Karamnov shrugged when asked about becoming a favorite of Blues fans."Why not?" he asked. "I like fans. Maybe that's why fans like me, too."Perhaps. The gangly Russian is a nice enough guy, but there's another reason the Blues' fans have...
Blues, 'Hawks Set for Post-Yule Duel
Talk about reality.After two days of holiday cheer, the Blues dispense with the Christmas spirit Sunday night with a National Hockey League game at The Arena against their archrivals, the Chicago Blackhawks."We get right back into it, don't we?" defenseman...
Bonsai Creators Take the Natural Approach
BONSAI CREATORS let nature guide them. The hobbyists learn the basics from books or classes given by experts called masters, but observing how plants grow in the wild enables them to fine-tune their training techniques.The thrust of the almost 2,000-year-old...
Chaney Shares World That's Now His Temple
John Chaney is an imposing man who has overcome some pretty staggering odds.Temple's 60-year-old basketball coach grew up poor, living in a rat-infested apartment in Philadelphia. When he attended Benjamin Franklin High, his stepfather gave him 20 cents...
Cheap Energy Fuels Engine of Economy
At the big drive-through displays or at your show-off neighbor's house, the holiday lights seem to get brighter every year.But 20 years ago, we called it "black Christmas." The OPEC-inspired oil crisis of 1973 was in full swing, people were waiting...
Cheap Food Imports Are Double-Edged Sword in Africa the Hungry Can Eat, but Local Farming Collapses
Swinging a stick at bovine behinds, Mamadou Compaore drives his herd of rangy Sahelian longhorns down a long, windblown road to market.If he is lucky, the young cattleman will sell the beasts for slightly more than half what they would have brought a...
Cheryl Ladd in Adoption Tangle
"`THIS story really grabbed me," says Cheryl Ladd, who plays an adoptive mother in Sunday's fact-inspired CBS drama "Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back" (8 p.m. on Channel 4).In the story, Ladd and husband (Robert Desiderio) want to adopt a child but...
Chinese Celebrate Mao - and Forget Teachings Chairman's Legacy Is Left in Shambles on 100th Birthday
In his lifetime, Mao Tse-tung frowned on birthday celebrations. Although Chinese calendars made Dec. 26 a red-letter day and factory canteens served "longevity noodles" even at the height of the Cultural Revolution, his birthday remained low key.This...
Chinese Tell of Worker Locked in a Dog Cage
China has accused the manager of a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory of locking one of his employees in a dog cage as a punishment in the latest allegation of worker abuse in foreign-funded enterprises.Last month, the manager of the Yongqi Shoe Enterprise,...
Christmas Spirit Gets an Encore Many Celebrate and Then Help the Needy
The Frenking youngsters of St. Charles had two Christmases.The first Christmas took place at home Friday night - a bit early because Dad, a pilot with USAir, had to fly off to Florida on Saturday.The second Christmas took place Saturday at the Cervantes...
CIA Tells Clinton N. Korea Probably Has Nuclear Bomb Only State Dept. Disputes That Assessment
The CIA has told President Bill Clinton that North Korea probably has developed one or two nuclear bombs, according to administration officials.The classified assessment - supported by virtually all intelligence agencies but disputed by the State Department's...
Clinton Changes Rules on Medicaid Abortion Financing States Must Pay in Rape, Incest or Threat to Life
In a major policy change, President Bill Clinton's administration will require states to finance Medicaid abortions in cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the pregnant woman.The new rules will cover abortions retroactive to Oct. 1 and make...
Clinton Ends Year of Good Intentions
Year One of the Clinton foreign policy, the Year of Good Intentions, is mercifully over. It began with an inaugural address proclaiming a doctrine of armed humanitarianism - America acting "with force when necessary" not just to defend its interests...
Clinton Needs a Christmas Amnesty from Voters
It's pretty clear that the gods don't want Bill Clinton to inhale success. The president was in the best shape he had been since he raised his right hand. He had finally begun to rise in the ratings; he and the first lady were setting the tone for the...
Colorado Turns Miscues into Win over Fresno St. Buffaloes Hold on despite Dilfer's 523 Yards Passing
Colorado withstood quarterback Trent Dilfer's rampage through several record books Saturday, successfully turning the page on a frustrating season.No. 17 CU outlasted No. 24 Fresno State 41-30 in the Aloha Bowl, finishing a season of unmet expectations...
Computer Guru Ends P-D Career
The Post-Dispatch's Louis J. LaRocca is wrapping up a career that took him from copy boy to computer expert.LaRocca, 69, will say farewell Friday after more than 52 years with the paper.He clearly remembers that first day, Aug. 29, 1941. "When I dropped...
Control of Parliament Unclear in Russian Vote
Final results were made public Saturday from the parliamentary elections in which reformers took a beating from ultranationalists. But which bloc will dominate remains unclear.The chairman of the Central Election Commission, Nikolai Ryabov, released...
Crash Victim, Rescuer Share Small-World Link Search for Mystery Hero Ends in Own `Back Yard'
William Brennan wanted to thank the truck driver who dragged him from a burning car, moments before a flash of fire engulfed it.But in the fire, flashing lights and confusion, the dazed and hurting Brennan never got the man's name. "He could have been...
Croatia a Nation Divided Nationalists, Centrists Disagree over Policy
After 29 months of intermittent fighting to recover territory seized by its rebellious Serbian minority and to secure parts of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia is a country divided both geographically and politically.The physical division, now in its third...
Cruising Lake Powell in Rented Houseboat
Q. Could you give me any information about renting a houseboat on Lake Powell, Ariz.? And what sort of weather can I expect at different times of the year?A. Lake Powell, which is operated by the National Park Service, was created as a recreational...
Crunch of Snow Is the Sound of Russians Leaving
Steel containers stacked in the snow outside apartment buildings tell their own story: People are packing their belongings and leaving Russia's most remote region in droves.The frozen expanse of Chukotka, 5,600 miles and nine time zones east of Moscow,...
Cut Spending and Promises
It is all colliding now in an unavoidable and easily foreseen budgetary bloodbath. These are the weeks when President Bill Clinton's grand promises and the enormous public expectations that have built up around them are smashing against the great wall...
Dead Weight: U.S. to Launch Ton of Sand as Satellite Ballast
The Air Force is preparing to launch a ton of sand into orbit next year as ballast on a Milstar communications satellite to replace the weight from an electronic system that will not make the trip, the Los Angeles Times reported last week.The controversial...
Device Touted over Cpr
A $200 device that looks a lot like a toilet plunger is twice as effective at reviving people whose hearts have stopped than conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a new study has concluded.The study, published in last week's New England Journal...
Doctor Can Deduce Brain Imbalance
Dear Dr. Donohue: You spoke of brain chemical imbalance recently and how it can cause depression. My inquiry involves the test itself. My daughter and I have been seeking a test that might identify a substance needed by her brain that might lift or modify...
Don't Look for Big 10 Conference to Add Men's Basketball Tourney
Against a backdrop of collegiate athletics searching for new ways to generate income, the Big Ten Conference has continually turned its back on a proposal for a basketball tournament. Now it appears Big Ten expansion could take place long before a...
Dropping U.S. Deficit Catches Some Napping Disbelief, Apathy Greet Panetta's Announcement
There was a time, not long ago, when the capital was consumed by the budget deficit, by the fear that it would exceed $300 billion, and by intense partisan attacks as each party blamed the other and said the other guy's solutions were no better than...
Dr. Peale Dies; Minister of Positive Thinking
The Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, who blended Christian and psychiatric principles into a message of "positive thinking" heard worldwide, has died at age 95.The Rev. Dr. Peale died Christmas Eve in his sleep at his farm in Pawling, 60 miles north of...
Enchanting Tale of the Emperor's Tear
THE HOLDER OF THE WORLD A novel by Bharati Mukherjee 286 pages, Knop, $22</P><P>BHARATI MUKHERJEE is a one-woman embodiment of that current buzz topic, multiculturalism. Born and brought up in India, she became a U.S. citizen a few...
`Environmental Justice' Is Short-Term Many Targeted Facilities Are Where They Are Because of Demographic Conditions
A new movement to achieve "environmental justice" has been gaining steam. It is motivated by the belief that minorities and the poor face greater exposure to pollution and hazardous substances than do other segments of society. Acknowledging this possibility,...
Exploring the House of Burton, Taylor in Puerto Vallarta
BEFORE THE two divorces, the reconciliations and the remarriage, before John Warner and Larry Fortensky and Betty Ford, there was Kimberley.More precisely, Casa Kimberley - which still stands as a gleaming white-plaster and red-tiled monument to the...
Falling Crime Rate Does Little to Dispel Fears of Public
Four fast-food workers in an upscale Denver suburb are gunned down by a disgruntled former Chuck E Cheese employee.Six Long Island commuters are killed when a New Yorker obsessed with racism, real or imagined, opens fire on the evening train.Three state...
Family Affair Rock-Solid Background Chisels Mizzou's Thames
When her chubby baby kept crawling, months later than his older brother had walked, Garnetta Thames agonized. And when he learned to walk, even run, he was as awkward as a bad blind date."He would run, and he couldn't just stop," Garnetta Thames said....
Fan Support, Excitement Gone from Unlv
The Thomas and Mack Center is not the place to be on a Saturday night near the strip. The Nevada-Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels - once the best amateur basketball team in the country, a glitzy Wild West show - played their home opener last weekend in an arena...
Floods Force out Dutch, Germans, Belgians
Some of the worst flooding in 60 years forced thousands of Dutch, German and Belgian families from their homes this Christmas, but emergency workers said the worst of a surge down rain-swollen rivers seemed over.Flooding was also reported in parts of...
Fog Grounds Kidnappers' Helicopter
Three days after gunmen stormed a schoolroom and took a group of teen-agers hostage, bad weather forced them to abort an attempted flight to the Caspian Sea in a helicopter packed with explosives.Bad weather has forced the kidnappers, who are still holding...
Former St. Louisan Found His Fame as Boxing Referee
Dick Young has seen a lot of leather in the past half-century, most of it as a neutral observer.He observed, and intervened if he had to, so well that he was inducted recently into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in Los Angeles.Young, 78, became one of...
Golden Oldies Over-30 Crowd Is a Hit in National Football League
In the National Football League, old heroes don't die. They don't fade away. They just keep playing.Spurred on by the new riches of free agency, some of the best players in the league are 30-something."There's no substitute for experience, especially...
Great Helmsman's Grandson Is Afraid of His Mother
Slumped in his chair, eyes glued to a daytime TV historical drama, Mao Tse-tung's grandson passed another afternoon in his private room at the No. 309 Military Hospital.Slowed by obesity and diabetes, Mao Xinyu spent much of the run-up to Sunday's centenary...
Gun Ban near Schools Gets Conflicting Rulings
A U.S. appeals court has upheld a federal ban on gun possession within 1,000 feet of a school in a case that may be headed for the Supreme Court.Last week's ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals conflicts with a decision two months ago by an...
Hall's Dedication Starting to Pay Dividends
Bill Hall's decision earlier this year to dedicate himself to playing top-quality competitive golf has paid off handsomely.Hall took a leave of absence from his job as head professional at Glen Echo Country Club to prepare for Senior PGA Tour qualifying.For...
Hardened Detective Soft on Little Girls
NORMALLY A PERSON with an easy sense of self-assurance, the tall, blond man hesitated at one of the toy counters in the Venture store."I think she wants the spotted one," he said as he looked at the variations of Pony Surprise, a toy that appeared to...
Hardy Anglers Endure Harsh Conditions
"Here's one," Larry Woodward said as he grabbed for the handle on his baitcasting reel. His words were muffled by the wool mask on his face and maybe because his lips were half frozen.The rod bent only slightly. A small sauger flopped at the surface...
Health-Care Debate Delays Welfare Reform Public Employee Unions Are Pleased by Decision
White House officials have quietly shelved plans to announce President Bill Clinton's welfare reform proposal in his State of the Union speech next month, a bow to the realities of time and budget that probably will prevent any reforms from being enacted...
Heavy New Sales Tax Suggested for Guns Levy Could Help Finance Health-Care Plan
Linking the toll of gun violence with spiraling health-care costs, some lawmakers are calling for new taxes on handguns, assault weapons and ammunition."If we're going to stem the flow of dangerous weapons flooding our streets, we need to make consumers...
Her Name Is Barbra
IF she retired tomorrow and never showed her face again, she'd only become more famous. There would be rumors about sightings, gossip about her private life, talk about comeback albums rivaling the excitement of all those supposed Beatle reunions.But...
Hitting the Slopes at Resorts of Tahoe
THE EXCEEDINGLY healthy-looking, Gore-tex-wrapped young woman was well into her spunky pitch before we could open our mouths to politely say, "No way."For every argument we gave for not bungee jumping off the top of this 8,200-foot-high snow-covered...
Holiday Nuggets: Honoring Class Acts for All Seasons
This Bernie Bits thing is out of control.I've created a monster.This concept, initially a weak take-off on colleague Jerry Berger, began as an occasional notes column reserved for those slow news days.In a bind, I figured I'd fill the space by dropping...
Hoops Heaven High School Basketball Fans Get Dunked with Games This Week
As traditional as the lights on Busch Stadium and the Chuck Norman Party, the holiday season in St. Louis just wouldn't be the same without hundreds of high school basketball games.Just follow the smell of popcorn.Basketball fans know the routine. The...
How Much Can Wetlands Help?
What sort of an increase in wetlands would be required to mitigate a big flood? Answers vary, depending on who you ask.</P><P>Imagine thousands of gigantic sponges scattered throughout the vast watersheds of the Mississippi and Missouri...
Humiliated Jackson Can Join the Crowd
WITH surprising frankness, Michael Jackson went on worldwide TV and talked about being forced to allow investigators to photograph and peer at his private body parts.The cops had a court order allowing them to do this because they are looking into those...
`I Didn't Kill Anybody,' Woman Cries Inmate Puts Hope in Ministry Group Seeking Her Release
Mention Feb. 8, 1983, to Ellen Reasonover and her right hand flashes to her forehead. Tears run down her cheeks when she recalls the knock on her door that day."There were two white men with warrants for a robbery and the murder of Jim Buckley," Reasonover...
It's Loll-Y, Jolly Day for Mall-Y Old Elves
Ho, ho, ho! We know who is not warming up the car Sunday morning and heading for the mall.Those good people who serve as Santa Claus, sitting for hours in crowded shopping centers, chatting with children about their wants and their needs - most of those...
It's What You Give and How You Give It College Group Succeeded on Both Counts
The people at Logan College of Chiropractic are famed for knowing how to fix sore backs.On Christmas morning, they did a flipflop and went to work on some aching hearts.A dozen students and teachers brought gifts to 150 men at the Salvation Army Harbor...
Judge Tosses Toxicity Issue into the Mix Decision in Connecticut Affects Cleanup Liability
Hundreds of U.S. communities stung by lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in hazardous waste cleanup costs are likely to take heart from a federal judge's ruling in a Connecticut case.U.S. District Judge Peter Dorsey ruled Thursday in New Haven, Conn.,...
Just One Boy for the Family of a Victim, One Drunken Driving Death Is One Too Many
ALL THE NUMBERS tell us we're winning - we're getting the drunks off our roads.In Missouri, the Highway Patrol reported 278 alcohol-related fatalities in 1991, 249 in 1992 and 183 for the first nine months of 1993.Only 183 deaths.Nationally, the Transportation...
Kelvin of Troy Helps Gray Vanquish Blue 17-10
For a player who wasn't even supposed to be in the Blue-Gray all-star football game, Kelvin Simmons certainly had a big impact.He turned out to be the hero, completing 16 of 25 passes for 171 yards in the Gray's 17-10 victory Saturday. He almost was...
Kuwait Now Beams over Art Retrieved
Kuwait, custodian of one of the most important collections of Islamic art, is taking new pride in treasures that spent the Persian Gulf War in crates in Baghdad, Iraq.Kuwait's Islamic Art Museum has decided to build a permanent home for the priceless...
Lead Waste Cleanup Gets New Emphasis Old Mine Tailings Seeping into Rivers
Winter is sucker gigging season on the Big River in the old Lead Belt area of St. Francois County."My nephew will bring me a mess of them," said Carl "Tug" Dunlap, who has lived all of his 70 years in the area and, like many residents of Leadwood, worked...
Leniency Possible for Spy Official Recommends Sentence Be Reduced
The Justice Department's second-ranking official is tentatively recommending that President Bill Clinton reduce the life sentence of convicted spy Jonathan Jay Pollard but that he not be released from prison immediately, federal law enforcement and administration...
Less Shock, More Therapy
The Russian elections had at least one positive outcome: They got the West's attention. The nightmarish possibility of a fascist coming to power in Russia gave many pause. Western leaders, especially President Bill Clinton, began contemplating what the...
Let Annenberg Also Solve Guns
In this holiday season, it's fitting to recognize the generosity of Walter Annenberg. His latest gift of $500 million is directed at enhancing public education, which he and many others deem to be in a crisis condition. Annenberg still has lots of money...
Lolly Day for Jolly Old Elves Mall Santas Take a Rest: `It's Been a Busy Season'
Ho, ho, ho! We know who is not warming up the car Sunday morning and heading for the mall.Those good people who serve as Santa Claus, sitting for hours in crowded shopping centers, chatting with children about their wants and their needs - most of those...
Lounge About
JUNE CLEAVER MAY HAVE WORN PEARLS and starchy little dresses for hanging around her house in the 1950s.But in the '90s - at the holidays and other wintry times of year - new clothes for lounging in are anything but stiff.As often as not, they're made...
Low-Power TV Here Has Low Level of Local Input
You can pick up K18BT, Channel 18, on television sets in various parts of the St. Louis area. But don't look for a studio, office or staff here - or for any local programming, either.Like most of the seven other low-power TV stations begun in the area,...
Low Water Is the Fuel for Walleye, Sauger Run
This year the winter walleye and sauger "run" on the Mississippi began in late October, when the river got into its banks after its summer rampage and started to clear."I watch the Post-Dispatch for the stage at Clarksville," said Larry Woodward, O'Fallon,...
Measuring What Might Have Been
THE SHAW REPORT Shaw's computer study focuses on a 34-mile reach of the Mississippi from the Gateway Arch to Prairie du Rocher.</P><P>At the height of the Flood of 1993, torrents of water surging down the Missouri, upper Mississippi...
Men's Tourney Not in Immediate Offing for the Big Ten
Against a backdrop of collegiate athletics searching for new ways to generate income, the Big Ten Conference has continually turned its back on a proposal for a basketball tournament. Now it appears Big Ten expansion could take place long before a tournament...
Mercantile Library Honors St. Louis-Based Book Author
THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY is the oldest cultural institution in St. Louis and will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in two years.On April 30, it will hold a giant fund-raiser at Union Station, says Maffitt Bates, who should know, as he's an old-time...
Mit Price-Fixing Case on Financial Aid Ends
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has settled an antitrust case that accused the school of fixing the prices that financial aid applicants paid to attend, the Justice Department announced.The announcement was made Wednesday, two days after U.S....
Morning Briefing upon Futher Review
According to startling findings by the American College of Sports Medicine, the main reason children participate in a sport is because . . . it's fun."We need to throw out the physical education curriculum altogether and concentrate on kids having fun,"...
Mouthwash Facts for Imbibers
Anyone hoping a quick swig of mouthwash will disguise a tummyfull of booze - and let the drinker pass a Breathalyzer test - is likely to be disappointed, doctors have warned.If anything, they've said, mouthwash may make test results worse because mouthwashes...
New Approach, Uneven Results Tale of Love and Loss in London Has Strengths and Limitations
WHILE ENGLAND SLEEPS By David Leavitt 304 Pages, Viking, $22</P><P>THERE ARE writers from whom one wishes more, and others from whom one wishes less. Then there are those from whom one receives what seems right, a balance that is,...
New `Brain Gyms' Offer Tune-Ups for the Head, Mental Gymnastics
After a stressful day at work, carpenter Peter Smith of Barre, Mass., leans back in a reclining chair, puts on electronic goggles and a head set, and settles in for a little synaptic sizzle.As he watches the kaleidoscopic play of light pulsing on his...
New Hampshire `Santa' Visits to Cheer Up St. Louis Flood Victims
Twelve families in the St. Louis area each had a little dose of Faith this Christmas as a Santa from the East padded up their driveways with armloads of gifts.Faith Daley, an administrative assistant at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, drove...
New Version of HIV Appears in Romania This Makes 6 Genetically Different Viruses
AIDS researchers have discovered a sixth new distinct genetic cluster, or lineage, of the HIV family.The latest addition to the HIV epidemic comes from Romania. A single specimen of the virus appears to have been introduced in 1989 in one of the nation's...
Nfl's Television Deal with Fox Stuns Many Baseball Owners
Philadelphia Phillies owner Bill Giles, a member of the owners' television committee, says the Fox network never expressed any interest in a major-league baseball package.Numerous baseball owners were stunned when Fox and the National Football League...
No Sweat from the Start, Gary Showed He Was One Money Player
He had left home in 1955 with $250 in his pocket, hoping to make it stretch for six months while he played golf tournaments several thousand miles from home. Nineteen-year-old Gary Player's first stop was the Egyptian Open, where he had to play in Cairo's...
Notes and Calendar
Fishing pros Guido Hibdon, Paul Elias, Lonnie Stanley and Peter Thliveros will be among the instructors at a new show, Let's Go Fishing, Jan. 7-9 at the Gateway Convention Center at Interstate 55 and Route 157 in Collinsville, Ill.Boats, tackle, accessories...
Oilers Stymie 49ers Houston Pads Streak to 10
Leave it to Houston Oilers defensive specialist Buddy Ryan to take some of the luster off the San Francisco 49ers' offense.The Houston defense held the 49ers to a season low in scoring and forced two interceptions and a fumble by Steve Young, the league's...
Olden Beholden to Nobody but Himself
Olden Polynice was 7 years old when he came to America. He got off the plane at Kennedy Airport, holding his younger sister in one hand and his younger brother in the other. He was supposed to wait at the gate, but instead, in a new country, in a strange...
Oliver Stone's Latest Vietnam Preachiness
"HEAVEN AND EARTH" Rating: R, violence, nudity, language. Running time: 2:20.</P><P>THERE'S probably a fine movie in the life story of Le Ly Hayslip, but Oliver Stone has not come close to making it.</P><P>This remarkable...
Oliver Stone's Passion the Morass That Was Vietnam Engages Him Once Again
HE still looks like Peck's bad boy up on charges before Mrs. Jones, the schoolmarm. "Did you put bubble gum in Ruby Sue's hair? Did you dip Polly's pigtails in the inkwell? Did you break that window with your slingshot? Oliver - what are we going to...
One Dunk by Woman; That's All
Inspired by NBA greats Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Georgeann Wells Blackwell grew up determined to be "the first woman to slam."It has been nearly a decade since the former West Virginia center became the first woman to dunk a basketball in...
Optimism Based on Stocks' Moderate Rise
As the trading year draws to a close, there's a good deal of optimism around Wall Street that the growing economy, absent signs of inflation, can keep stocks rising into 1994.Although the market has been anticipating some kind of downward correction...
`Ordinary' Bravery Is Honored Woman Who Saved Child from Icy Lake among Those Recognized
Brenda Posey said the stunned look on her son's face sent her dashing to a frozen lake to pull his friend from the icy water."He said, in a state of shock, `I guess my friend's dead,' " Posey said, adding that she initially didn't understand what he...
Ozarks Called Honeymoon Haven
THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS was included in a list of places most people don't think of as honeymoon havens in the United States, in the December issue of Modern Bride. Others are, in no particular order: Biloxi, Miss.; Alabama's Gulf Shore; Atlantic City;...
People
A Christmas Day fire tore through the country home of Nobel Prize-winning author TONI MORRISON, possibly destroying some original manuscripts.Morrison, 62, was not in the house when the fire began about 9 a.m. A son, Slade, 28, who was there, told...
Pippen, Kukoc Help Bulls to Ninth Win in a Row
Toni Kukoc made the game-winning shot, but it was Scottie Pippen, reviving memories of Michael Jordan and Christmas past, who made it possible.Pippen engineered a fourth-quarter comeback Saturday night that carried the Chicago Bulls to a 95-93 win over...
Plentiful Natural Gas Finding Niche in an Oil-and-Coal World
Worldwide use of natural gas increased 10 times as fast as oil in the 1980s, the International Monetary Fund reports.Consumers still use less gas than coal or oil, but Thomas P. Enger of the IMF's Middle Eastern department said he expected "the role...