St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 14, 1993

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2 Words Describe Team: Young, Inexperienced
Fort Zumwalt South wrestling coach John Spires needed just two words to describe this year's squad."Young, inexperienced," he said. "We have some individuals back who should do very well this season. But overall, this is a team of sophomores, a team...
About 550,000 in U.S. Carry Aids Virus, Report Says
The first nationwide survey of AIDS infections conservatively estimates that about 550,000 Americans carry the virus, a smaller number than earlier government estimates.The new figures, released Monday, come from the first attempt to estimate the scope...
Adopting Stray Cats Can Be Very Rewarding, Reader Says
Dear Dr. Fox: I take great exception to a response you made to a reader in a recent column. You stated only the negative aspects of taking in stray cats, saying that strays offer nothing but problems, that they're carriers of contagious diseases and...
Anderson, Nets Outlast Heat in 2 Ots
Kenny Anderson scored a career-high 32 points in his second triple-double of the season Monday night as the New Jersey Nets defeated the Miami Heat 110-105 in double overtime.Anderson, whose previous best was 31 points, scored 10 points during the...
A Vote for Stability
In these times of uncertainty, Russians want a strong, firm hand at the helm. That explains the apparent contradiction in the Russian elections on Sunday. On the one hand, Russian voters approved the constitution, which was written by President Boris...
Barges Struck Bridge before Fatal Crash, Amtrak Crewman Says
A towboat navigator admitted hitting a rail bridge in a foggy bayou just minutes before Amtrak's Sunset Limited plunged off the span, an Amtrak crewman testified Monday. The accident killed 47 people, the worst toll in Amtrak's history.The crewman, Charley...
Bias Case Costs Shawmut $960,000
Shawmut National Corp. agreed to pay at least $960,000 to settle charges it discriminated against black and Hispanic home buyers seeking loans from its mortgage unit, the government said Monday.The case, brought by the Justice Department and the Federal...
Bottom Line: Workers Pay for Health Care
You haven't heard much about health reform lately because Congress has been busy formulating its own proposals. When full-blown debate finally bursts forth, several plans besides the Clintons' will be on the floor.As you judge the competing plans, keep...
Branson Plans Workers' Housing
Private groups, theaters and entertainers are starting to take care of the local residents who take care of them in this booming tourist town.Low-income housing is planned for hotel and restaurant employees who cannot afford Branson's luxury condos or...
Briefcase
NATIONAL COMMODITIES Gold Prices Aiming To Top $400 Mark</P><P>Gold prices climbed Monday to the highest levels since August, with experts saying a wave of buying will lift the precious metal to $400 an ounce by year's end. On New...
Briefs
KANSAS CITY State Threatens Action Over Dump Near Stadium</P><P>Kansas City could face state and federal penalties for operating a toxic waste dump near the Truman Sports Complex for 15 years without a permit.</P><P>The state...
Briefs
WorldCanadaCampbell Quits As Conservative LeaderKim Campbell resigned Monday as leader of Canada's Conservative Party, which as prime minister she led to its worst defeat ever in the election in October.Her resignation, expected for about a week, clears...
Budget Cuts May Chill Heat Aid Advocates for Poor Fear Program Will Take Great Liheap Backward
President Bill Clinton's administration is considering deep cuts in a program that helps millions of low-income families heat their homes, according to congressional aides and advocates for the poor.The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP,...
Business Notes
SPOTLIGHTRobert W. Goeltz Jr. of St. Charles has been promoted to vice president of design/build and residuals at Environmental Management Corp. in Creve Coeur.Dr. Raymond F. Vaughn, an internist, has joined the staff of St. Joseph Health Center and...
Car Dealer Was Half Right in This Case
Q. I recently canceled a deal to buy a new $33,000 car because the dealer wanted to charge me the luxury tax and the sales tax on the full amount even though he was offering a $3,000 rebate on the purchase.Was I about to be taken for a ride, or was the...
Cheers Mark Return of Shuttle Crew
The seven shuttle astronauts were officially welcomed home Monday after their early morning return to Earth.They voiced delight with their mission to repair the $1.6 billion Hubble Space Telescope to cheers from a flag-waving crowd in Houston."Wow. What...
City Has Spent $40,000 on Travel to Gambling Sites
St. Louis has spent more than $40,000 in the last month traveling to casinos operated by companies vying to win a riverboat gambling lease at Laclede's Landing.The most expensive trip occurred Dec. 5-8, when the city spent $17,501 to send 13 people on...
City Uses $40,000 for Casino Trips
St. Louis has spent more than $40,000 in the last month traveling to casinos operated by companies vying to win a riverboat gambling lease at Laclede's Landing.The most expensive trip occurred Dec. 5-8, when the city spent $17,501 to send 13 people on...
Clark Bridge a Steely Work Area's 13th Link across River Has Designs on Endurance
Bridge-phobics might be a little intimidated to find that a critical component of the new Clark Bridge at Alton is on the cutting edge of design - nothing like it has ever been used in the world.The superstitious might cringe to learn that the span...
Clinton Says Russian Vote Has Laid Foundation for Democracy
President Bill Clinton welcomed Monday the outcome of Russia's first parliamentary elections and pledged that U.S. policy toward Russia would not change.Clinton said that despite the strong showing by nationalist parties, the new constitution and Parliament...
Clinton Seeks Debate on Entitlements
President Bill Clinton called Monday for "a great national discussion" on slowing the growth of Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs. But he cautioned against cuts that would drive the middle-class elderly into poverty.Clinton and...
Club Cultures Tolerance in Schools
Students have come together at Francis Howell North High School to try to bridge the gap between the races.About 25 students have formed a cultural-awareness club, not in response to any racial problems at the school but as an effort to understand people...
Decision Time Arrives for Coal Pact
Thousands of Illinois coal miners on strike since the summer mulled over a proposed contract on the eve of today's ratification vote, and some said it would pass."It's got good points, and it's got bad points, but it's like anything else, there aren't...
Despite Loss, Chiefs Remain Solid Bet
OK, so Montana Magic lost out to Mile High Mystique.But Kansas City fans shouldn't be too despondent over Sunday's 27-21 loss in Denver. As long as Joe Montana stays healthy, the Chiefs are in great position to finish 12-4 and get a playoff game or two...
DISABILITIES MAKE POVERTY AN EVEN BIGGER BURDEN Series: 100 Neediest Cases
LEAF THROUGH the files with us.There's a 7-year-old child who gets through each day only with the help of three life support machines . . .An 18-year-old mentally challenged mother who is caring for an epileptic infant while coping with an abusive spouse...
Election Stuns Yeltsin Backers
Reformers shocked by the election victory of extreme nationalists scrambled Monday to form an "anti-fascist coalition" - possibly even with Communists - to protect the economic and political reforms of President Boris Yeltsin.But they had little hope...
FCC Expands Cable TV Probe
The Federal Communications Commission, responding to complaints from angry consumers, said Monday it is launching an inquiry of 35 more cable television operators to determine if they violated recently imposed rate rules.One of the 35 operators is St....
`First Night' on Hold, Plans Move Downtown
After two successful New Year's Eves at Grand Center, organizers of the popular First Night are taking off this year - to plan a bigger and better celebration downtown next year."It became very clear to us that First Night needed to grow to accommodate...
Fox Dramas, NBC Soap Get Renewal Notices
FOX has renewed "Beverly Hills, 90210" and the increasingly popular "Melrose Place" through the 1994-95 season. The two shows were Fox's highest-rated series during the recent ratings sweeps period.In other renewal news, NBC has given a reprieve to "Another...
From Nuclear to Applied Research
For half a century, the United States has led the world in creating new scientific knowledge, inventing new technology and educating scientists and engineers. But now its basic research is in crisis. The crisis has its roots in the end of the Cold War...
Gary, Ind., Hears Trump's Casino Pitch
ON THE BIZ BEAT: Days after Donald Trump charmed a bevy of heavy-hitters here with his proposed Laclede's Landing gaming complex, he dittoed in Gary, Ind., for that town's elite. He's pitching a $125 million riverfront casino there. . . .Saul Brodsky,...
General Cleared of Undermining Officer
An inquiry board has exonerated Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Merrill McPeak of wrongdoing in a promotions case that tainted the record of one of the service's rising stars.In a report released Monday, the Air Force Office of the Inspector General concluded...
Grandmother in Shock after Aids Diagnosis
Dear Ann Landers: I left my doctor's office hours ago and am still in a state of shock. I'm a 72-year-old grandmother, and my doctor just told me I am HIV-positive.I haven't had sex since my husband died in 1981. My doctor thinks I probably became infected...
Guns in Schools Overstated, Area Officials Say Justice Dept. Survey Called Exaggeration
Juvenile officers and urban school officials here say a Justice Department survey on inner-city youth and guns may overestimate the problem.The survey, released Sunday, said more than one in five boys at 10 inner-city high schools said they own guns,...
Heitmann Enters Plea in Bilking of Estates `No Contest,' Says Former Prosecutor
Harold Heitmann, a former prosecutor who disappeared for two years before his arrest in Maryland under the name Bruce Willis, pleaded no contest Monday to charges that he bilked the estates of two women.Before Associate Circuit Judge Ralph Jaynes, Heitmann...
High Court Curbs Forfeitures 5-4 Ruling Mandates a Hearing before Real Estate Is Taken
The federal government cannot seize private real estate under drug-forfeiture laws without a court hearing to determine whether the property is linked to drugs, the Supreme Court said Monday.The 5-4 ruling was the fourth consecutive defeat for the government...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: There is something that has been puzzling me for a long time. What is a petroleum-based pre-wash spray?I'd be happy to! To find out if the pre-wash spray you use is petroleum-based, check the ingredients for petroleum distillate (it could...
History Lesson Inspired Mccluer North Star Realizes a Dream
David Conley remembers when he was 9 and reading a newspaper story about Tony VanZant. Conley had a pretty good clue, even at that age.Even the most casual St. Louis sports fan in 1985 knew that VanZant was something special as a running back for Hazelwood...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at Orchard Farm Elementary School have been awarded letters of commendation for the first quarter of the school year.Orchard Farm is at 2165 Missouri Highway V in Orchard Farm and is in the Orchard Farm School District.The letters...
Hopeful Dieters Seek to Feast Thighs on Creme De la Creme
I WAS SITTING next to a red-and-green paper plate loaded with brownies, minding my own business, when a thoughtful colleague recycled this press release on my desk: CREAM ZAPS THIGH FAT IN TESTS!! CREAM MAY WIPE FAT FROM THIGHS!! THIGH-REDUCING CREAM...
Ibm, 3m Help Dow Crack the 3750 Level
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 3750 Monday for the first time, driven by rallies in International Business Machines Corp. and Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co.Broader market indexes were mixed as rising gold prices fueled concern...
If You're Coach, You Can Say That Again as in Past, O'brien Has `Most Talented' Team
Fort Zumwalt South swimming coach Mike O'Brien hates to repeat himself. But . . . ."I know I say this every year, but this is the most talented team we've ever had," the coach said. "Just a few years ago, we'd have kids who really didn't even know how...
In the Swim: Anaheim Quacks Up over Ducks
Cha ching. Cha ching. Cha ching.The cash registers started ringing almost as soon as the doors opened Sunday night at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim.There was still an hour before the Anaheim Mighty Ducks were to play the Blues. Fans poured through the...
It Pays to Study the Science of Selling Stocks
Few words of investment wisdom get more respect than "buy and hold." But what the advice omits may be as revealing as what it includes. Buy and hold . . . and then what?Sell, of course, at least eventually. But selling seldom gets the attention that...
It's a Time for Giving: So, Give Us an NFL Team!
Our holiday bustling is over.By shopping so far ahead, our gift tab was only $260 million. Of course, layaway charges will put a modest $700 million dent in the family charge card, but it's better to give than to receive.We can only hope the football...
Japan Opens Rice Market as GATT Nears Deadline
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, overriding fierce domestic opposition, said early Tuesday that a reluctant Japan would open its rice market to limited imports and help clinch a GATT world trade treaty.After weeks of agonized debate, Hosokawa's polarized...
Judge Voids Assisted Suicide Ban
Michigan's law banning all assisted suicides was declared unconstitutional Monday, giving Dr. Jack Kevorkian new hope that charges against him will be thrown out.People suffering from illnesses from which they are unlikely to recover have a constitutional...
Keep Guard Up, Police Tell Parents, Children Fears Fray Nerves as Hunt for Killer Goes On
The children in Angie Housman's fourth-grade class at Buder School want to get back to normal.They are tired of the constraints their parents have put on them since the girl from St. Ann was kidnapped Nov. 18 and was later murdered. They want to ride...
Kings' Hurley Improving after Surgery
Bobby Hurley showed encouraging signs Monday after eight hours of surgery to repair injuries suffered when his truck was struck by a car, but his doctors would not speculate if he will play basketball again.Hurley, a rookie guard for the National Basketball...
K-State's Altman Seeking to Dump `Cardiac' Image
The unheralded Kansas State basketball team last season was the surprise of the Big Eight Conference. The Cardiac 'Cats went 19-11, thanks to an 11-2 record in games decided by six or fewer points or in overtime.So will the law of averages catch up this...
Larouche Supporters File for 21 Offices in Primary Illinois Democratic Chairman Vows to Stop Them
Followers of ultra-conservative political extremist Lyndon LaRouche, whose faction threw Illinois Democrats into chaos in 1986, filed Monday for 21 offices in the party's March 15 primary election - including governor and all the other statewide posts...
Legalizing Drugs Worth Studying
I'VE ALWAYS admired the League of Women Voters. I've always thought there was something noble about volunteers who stay on top of the issues and try to keep the public informed about - and involved in - their government.They're not included in the Constitution,...
Let the Crackdown Begin: Federal Election Commission Dismisses 137 Cases
The Federal Election Commission announced Monday a plan to toughen its enforcement but started by dismissing 137 cases on election misconduct because its staff is overworked and faces a huge backlog.Among the closed cases were complaints involving George...
Look to Ethanol for Clean Air
Gov. Mel Carnahan has been encouraged to seek approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to consider using reformulated gasoline (RFG) in St. Louis as part of the region's ozone reduction strategy. For the time being, the governor has wisely delayed...
Loss of Top Scorer Leaves Void '93-94 Strategy Counts on Breadth and Depth
With career scoring leader Brian Clemons competing as a freshman at Harris-Stowe College, the Fort Zumwalt South boys basketball team has a different look this season."We're using more players and our scoring is going to be a lot more balanced," South...
Man Reports Shots Fired at Car
St. Peters police said a man reported being fired upon while driving west on Interstate 70 near Mid Rivers Mall Drive. The shots fired Friday night may be the third such incident in the area within a week.St. Charles County police agencies and the Highway...
Mcalister Scouts out New Duties
There are things Fred McAlister loves about scouting, most of which he'll still be able to enjoy. But there are aspects of the business McAlister is happy to relinquish after 13 years as the Cardinals' director of scouting."When I started back in 1980,...
Mississippi Coast Plan Defended Developer Reacts to Banker's Criticism of Financing Scheme
A bank executive overlooked key elements in assessing a proposal to develop a conference center and resort at West Alton, said Edward G. Forester, the prospective developer of the complex.On the basis of the banker's assessment, St. Charles County Executive...
Mistakes Costing Team of High Potential
Fort Zumwalt South girls basketball coach Peg Schane knows she has a good team. Now if she can only convince her players."The potential's there, no doubt about it," the coach said. "But the girls have to believe in themselves. At this point, we're still...
Mu Coaching Derby Appears to Be Two-Man Race
Two weeks after Bob Stull resigned as University of Missouri football coach, the search for his replacement appears on the verge of fruition. But a swirl of contradictions continues to mask the identity of Stull's successor.Will it be Larry Smith, who...
New Center Offers TLC to Families Children Get Care, Parents Get Help
Unique Lopez's mother uses a wheelchair. Her father is out of work. But the 4-year-old from East St. Louis, who wears ribbons and a big smile, finds contentment every day at a day-care center that offers hope for her and about 130 other children like...
New Fund Aims to Focus on Women's Issues
It was bound to happen. Until recently there wasn't a single fund among the 4,000-plus available that put money to work for women.Investors could choose from socially responsible funds that avoided shares of arms makers, South African companies, and...
NFL at Its Best (Denver 27, Kc 21) and Its Worst (Jets 3, Redskins 0)
The National Football League was at its best - and worst - over the weekend.On the plus side, 11 of 13 games Saturday and Sunday were decided by a touchdown or less. In Denver, the Joe Montana-John Elway matchup was first-rate entertainment."The two...
Nhl's Patsies Display Rare Punch to Get Points
It was a strong night for weak teams in the National Hockey League.Starting with the expansion Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, a 2-1 overtime victor over the Blues, the NHL's patsies showed some punch for a change Sunday night with these results:The Edmonton...
Obituaries
G.L. BrumbaughGregory L. Brumbaugh, 30, of St. Charles, died Saturday (Dec. 11, 1993) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles of a gunshot wound. Mr. Brumbaugh was shot in the head on Dec. 2 on Interstate 70 just east of Interstate 270 while returning...
Official Urges Hiring of Residents
After the Bridgeton City Council recently approved an agreement with a contractor from Troy, Mo., for a construction project, a council member proposed a measure encouraging the hiring of residents of Bridgeton and the St. Louis area for city projects.The...
Packers Defensive over Slight Chargers Stymied as Green Bay Wins
Maybe the Green Bay Packers' defense will get some credit now.The Packers intercepted Stan Humphries three times, and Tony Bennett and Johnny Holland stopped fourth-down attempts by the San Diego Chargers to help Green Bay to a 20-13 National Football...
Pension Funds Protected in Supreme Court Ruling
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that insurance companies must now obey federal law in their management of hundreds of billions of dollars in employee pensions.The court, in a 6-3 decision, upheld a lower court ruling that the Employee Retirement Income...
People
For JOHNNY DEPP, weirdness works as camouflage.The actor said he has gravitated to strange or macabre roles, such as the lead in TIM BURTON's "Edward Scissorhands," in part because he feels less vulnerable when playing eccentrics."Some people, when they...
Police Chief Selected, but Not Identified Yet Some Tests, Pay Negotiations Remain to Be Done
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen thinks the best person for police chief has been found.They're not saying who that is.The aldermen, meeting in a closed session last week, accepted the recommendation of the committee searching for a police chief. The...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ***** SENTENCINGSHillsboro: Kevin Jackson, 30, of House...
Pop Singer Jackson Returns to U.S. Lawyer Calls Entertainer Eager to Disprove Accusations of Molesting Boy
Michael Jackson has returned to the United States to defend himself against sex-abuse allegations, officials said Monday. Police say they want to question him as soon as possible about a boy's claims that the pop star molested him."Mr Jackson is back,"...
President Shops, Mouths Drop Clinton's Impromptu Spree in NY Thrills Some but Irritates Others
President Bill Clinton came to New York on Monday to attend a fund-raising event for Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, but even before he checked in at the Waldorf-Astoria, he did what all good tourists are doing in Manhattan these days - he went shopping.The...
Pro-Life Activists Have Speech Rights
The Supreme Court heard arguments last weekover whether a federal anti-racketeering statute can be applied to demonstrators who engage in activities intended to stop abortions. The National Organization for Women contends in NOW vs. Scheidler that some...
Pull the Plug on Gangsta Rap
New York's murder rate won't drop today because of what Inner City Broadcasting did on Dec. 7. Women of Los Angeles have not seen newfound respect because of what radio station KACE did a few weeks ago. Still it matters that these outlets, both black-owned,...
Pump It Up: Gas Hits a 5-Year Low
Commuters who complain about congested highways and treacherous winter driving conditions still have one reason to smile - sharply lower gasoline prices.A glut of crude oil and gasoline, combined with a seasonal decline in consumer demand, has dropped...
Put It on the P.A
Winter coats for those in need at Christmas are being collected by students at Fort Zumwalt North High School in a drive sponsored by the student council, which is cooperating with the Kmart store at O'Fallon. Students may bring coats to their homeroom...
Reaching Generation X Boomers Try to Link with New Upstarts
It's a story as old as humanity. A once-rebellious generation of upstarts - in this case the Baby Boomers, a group that prides itself on having challenged the Establishment in its youth and changed America forever - has grown up and taken charge.Like...
Report: Americans Trained Men Linked to Death Squads
As recently as three years ago, American military officers in El Salvador trained a group of wealthy Salvadorans associated with right-wing death squads, State Department documents show.The training occurred at a time when the threat of communism was...
Russian Election Triggers Alarm White House to Pursue Aims `No Matter Who' Rises to Top
THE SUCCESS OF openly racist and anti-reform parties in Russia's parliamentary elections has set off alarm bells almost everywhere - with the surprising exception of President Bill Clinton's White House.Senior administration officials said Monday that...
School to Be Done in Time for Summer New Harris School Will Accommodate Influx of Students
Construction of the new Willie M. Harris Elementary School that will replace the current school by that name should be completed in June 1994, says Mark Keen, superintendent of the St. Charles School District.When the new building at Old Muegge and Mexico...
Senators End Home Slide with 5-2 Victory over Kings
The Ottawa Senators ended a National Hockey League record-tying 11-game home losing streak Monday night with a resounding 5-2 victory over the struggling Los Angeles Kings.The Senators also ended a six-game overall losing streak and came within six minutes...
Service Notes
Navy Seaman Sergio J. Bonilla, a graduate of Fort Zumwalt South High School, completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Fla.Navy Ensign Sue A. Adamson, graduate of Francis Howell High School, the University of Missouri-St. Louis...
Service Tenderly Recalls Cassidy Family Gives Thanks for `Prayers, Tears, Hugs, Grins and Food'
Mothers and fathers drew their children close Monday night, strong arms around small shoulders in pew after pew, at a memorial service for Cassidy Senter.The service, at Grace Church-St. Louis in Maryland Heights, was by turns tender, fervent and upbeat,...
Sports Shorts
3 Murray State Athletes `Stable' After Stabbing</P><P>Three Murray State University athletes were in stable condition after being stabbed at an off-campus party. A suspect in the attack, who is not a Murray State student, was expected...
Spotlight
Jeff Johannsmeyer, 17, Senior, Wentzville HighJeff Johannsmeyer spends between 10 to 15 hours a week at Wentzville High School before or after class, but not as punishment. He is president of the National Honor society, assistant captain of the mathematics...
Steelers Turn Back Dolphins 21-20
Pittsburgh's ball-control offense and big-play defense beat Miami to tighten the American Football Conference playoff picture.Leroy Thompson gained 142 yards rushing and receiving, and the Steelers repeatedly stymied Miami scoring threats in a 21-20...
Suspect's Release Concerns Family Man Jailed Here, Texas on Molestation Charges Is out on Bond
Richard G. Croxton poses no danger to the family of the child who says Croxton molested her, says the child's father. "If he comes around, I'll take care of it," the father says.The man's seeming boast belies his worry. Croxton has been in and out of...
Teen's Drop-In Visit Gives Her a Scare
Dear Abby: I am a 70-year-old widow who lives alone. About 11:15 one evening, I was awakened suddenly by the sound of someone tampering with my front doorknob. I went to the door very quietly and discovered that both locks were opened, so I quickly relocked...
The Hubble Triumph
Sometimes everything goes exactly right. That's what appears to have happened in the $629 million shuttle mission to repair the troubled Hubble telescope. The Hubble, the most advanced and complex unmanned space instrument ever built, was launched three...
The Motivator Misfires
What could Dale Christensen have had in mind when he faked his own shooting to motivate his high school football players in Libertyville, Ill.? Coaches always try to find ways to give their players a mental edge over their opponents, but the advantages...
There's No Need to Fear Arthroscopic Surgery
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have never seen anything in your column on arthroscopy. I have pain in my knee. I am 80. I am hesitant to have surgery. Please tell me more about it as soon as possible.You needn't fear arthroscopy. It isn't at all daunting. In fact,...
Ticket to Ride Contestants Clash in the Holiday Derby Race to Assemble a Bicycle
DO YOU believe America has lost it?Do you think this nation is no longer smart and strong?Then you didn't see the First Annual Holiday Derby. It made me proud.What a contest. What a concept: a man and a woman racing to assemble two cheap bicycles.Our...
Two Are Promoted; Hrkac Is Waived
In an effort to increase their offensive production, the Blues on Tuesday recalled Russian Vitali Prokhorov and rookie Jim Montgomery from their International Hockey League team in Peoria.To make room on the roster, the Blues demoted Tony Hrkac and rookie...
Under the Influence
The tale of Ronald A. Chinn is the kind of case that makes people shake their heads with wonder and disgust. Why can't authorities get a driver off the road who has run up a record of at least 77 traffic charges in 14 years? Now that he faces nine felony...
U.S., Kazakhstan Agree on Nuclear Control, Aid
THE FORMER Soviet republic of Kazakhstan pledged Monday to dismantle its 1,400 nuclear warheads. The United States promptly promised $84 million to help destroy the weapons.The Kazakh Supreme Soviet endorsed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by a...
U.S. School Segregation Called Highest since '60S
American public schools are becoming more racially segregated now than at any time since the late 1960s, a Harvard University study reported Monday."The civil rights impulse from the 1960s is dead in the water and the ship is floating backward toward...
U.S. School Segregation Called Highest since '68
Racial segregation is spreading in America's public schools to a degree unseen since the 1960s, according to a new study.The study was conducted by the Harvard Project on School Desegregation, under its director, Gary Orfield. Orfield was the court-appointed...
Violence Continues in Gaza
More blood was shed in the Gaza Strip and more soldiers were sent to patrol the occupied lands Monday, as the deadline for beginning a transfer of power to the Palestinians went unmet.Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin intensified the gloom by warning that...
Watchful Eyes Guard Children on Way to, from School
Each day more than half a million children in the St. Louis area board buses, climb into cars or simply walk to and from school.This daily mass movement, once so routine it hardly attracted notice, is becoming the focus of hundreds of pairs of watchful...