St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 26, 1994

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1,250 Take Buyout Offer at Brewery
Nearly three-fourths of the salaried workers who were eligible for an early retirement program at Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. took the company up on its offer.More than 1,250 workers left, enabling the company to reduce its salaried ranks by 10 percent.Although...
2 Shots - and a Question Unanswered `Mama, Are You All Right?' Daughter Implores in Kitchen
It wasn't unusual to hear shooting in the neighborhood, so when the gunfire broke out, Markeeta Matlock quickly looked up from her homework."Mama, are you all right?" the 10-year-old asked her mother, who hovered nearby. They may have been the last words...
Abortion a Candidate for School Board Issue
IF YOU WERE interested in last year's furor here over religious conservatives running for school board posts, stay tuned.Coming school board races could be the next battleground for groups on both sides of the abortion debate - arguably the most emotional...
All Eyes on President Delivering U.S. Ritual - State of the Union
There sit Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich, loaded for bear. In black robe sits Harry A. Blackmun, who has toyed with the idea of giving this president one of the great plums of office, a Supreme Court vacancy. There's puckish Daniel Patrick Moynihan, another...
A Loan to a Friend Can Sour Relationship
Dear Ann Landers: Some time ago, I loaned $1,000 to a couple I considered to be my closest friends. Their money was tied up in a court dispute with a business partner, and they needed financial assistance for living expenses.I didn't have much excess...
A Popular Quartet of Crooners a Few Decades Past?
The Four Freshmen - a popular quartet of crooners a few decades past?Or the future of Memphis State basketball?"We have some young guys who really needed some confidence," Memphis State coach Larry Finch said. "Maybe they are finally getting that, because...
Area Expected to Fare Well in State Buyout Aid
St. Charles County should finish near the top of the heap when the state hands out buyout money, according to William R. Moore, the governor's special assistant on housing issues in flood recovery.The pronouncement is little consolation to Frances Anselmo,...
Athlete Uses His Head to Select University
Few are offered the chance to play Division I college football. Fewer still pass on that opportunity.But Greg Hayes has his reasons."I had one Division I offer and had a recruiting visit to another Division I school set for this weekend," said Hayes,...
Best of Health Care, Worst of Health Care
Opinions are like noses - everybody has one. Unlike noses, most opinions should be improved. I was reminded of this unfortunate truth recently when I met a physician named Jim at a meeting in Florida. Learning that I teach health policy, Jim asked...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS RETAILING Marglous Agrees To Buy Witte</P><P>Neil Marglous, former president of bankrupt Central Hardware, has agreed to purchase Witte Hardware Corp., a company affiliated with St. Louis-based Central, for an undisclosed...
Briefs
NATIONS CROWN HEIGHTS KILLING U.S. To Open Investigation Into Civil Rights Violation</P><P>The Justice Department will conduct a civil rights investigation of a Jewish scholar's slaying in the 1991 Crown Heights riots in New York City,...
Briefs
CROWN HEIGHTS KILLING U.S. To Open Investigation Into Civil Rights Violation</P><P>The Justice Department will conduct a civil rights investigation of a Jewish scholar's slaying in the 1991 Crown Heights riots in New York City, Attorney...
Butcher Stays Put, Ponders Retirement
Defenseman Steve Duchesne played his second game with the Blues on Tuesday night, but two of the three players traded for him have yet to report to the Quebec Nordiques.The Blues traded Garth Butcher, Ron Sutter and Bob Bassen to the Nordiques on Sunday...
Chain-Smoking Mate Won't Make Compromises
Dear Abby: I have been married for 16 years to a woman who chain-smokes. I used to be a chain-smoker, too, but I quit two years before we met.I dislike the smell of smoke, and her secondhand smoke isn't doing me any good, so I asked her if she would...
Clinton Lays Down Double Challenge
President Bill Clinton challenged Congress Tuesday night to tackle health care and welfare reform this year. "We must do both at the same time," he said.In his first State of the Union address, Clinton also acknowledged America's growing concern about...
Clinton Lays Downs Stiff Challenge Health, Welfare, Crime Top List for Congress
President Bill Clinton prodded Congress Tuesday to undertake an ambitious social agenda this year ranging from overhauling health care and welfare systems to calming violence.In an emotional appeal for a renewal in values, he challenged the American...
Clinton Lays Downs Stiff Challenge Speech Tries to Put Focus on Real Life
President Bill Clinton was elected to tackle matters at home and tried to convince Americans in his first State of the Union address that he has grasped their problems and made a difference in their lives.In a speech devoid of surprises and striking...
Comments by Muhammad
These are excerpts from a transcript of remarks by Khalid Abdul Muhammad on Nov. 29 at Kean College.Muhammad is an aide to the Rev. Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Black leaders are urging Farrakhan to distance himself from the speech.Here...
County Center Proposed People Could Finish Errands in One Place
In a few years, St. Louis County residents might be able to pay taxes, file lawsuits, buy licenses, obtain birth records and register to vote at the same place instead of combing through three different Clayton buildings.A proposed Citizens Service Center...
Cowboys' Smith Opens International House of Quotes
Worldwide interest in football is on the rise, judging from the ever-growing foreign press delegation at recent Super Bowls.Dallas running back Emmitt Smith went around the world in 10 minutes, when asked by TV reporters from four nations to send a message...
Crime Company: Teen-Agers Accused of Killing Cabbie in Rich Suburb; Israel Shocked
In a country not yet numbed by teen-age violence, Israelis were stunned by the arrests this month of three adolescents in the seemingly senseless slaying of a taxi driver.Business cards that read "Crime Company Inc." and a detailed plan to rob a bank...
Crump Denies Acting as Bel-Aire's Shield
A federal prosecutor tried to show Tuesday that former state Rep. Dewey G. Crump's arrest on drug charges in 1990 had removed him as Bel-Aire Insurance Co's. shield from state insurance regulators.Assistant U.S. Attorney James K. Steitz said in federal...
Danforth Assails Gatt, Plans to Drum Up Opposition
Signaling potential new troubles on trade policy for the administration, Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., said Tuesday that he would oppose the hard-won agreement on international trade rules negotiated among 117 nations last month.The accord on the so-called...
Drug Traffickers Now Prefer Eastern European Routes
When four containers of fish from Nigeria arrived at the airport recently, customs officers were suspicious:fish from Nigeria?So they searched - and found a half-ton of marijuana.A few weeks before, Polish officials on the border with Belarus seized...
Echoes of a Famous Father
A FEW DAYS before the nation celebrated her father's birthday, Bernice King was talking about coming to terms with his death."I was 16, with our church youth group in the North Georgia mountains, and we had just finished watching, `Montgomery to Memphis,'...
Edgar Touts Care of Mentally Ill Governor Cites Firings in Abuse Cases as Sign of Improved Record
Gov. Jim Edgar said Tuesday that care at the state's mental health facilities was improving. He cited a report that found a record number of state employees had been fired for abuse and neglect.The report, prepared by the Office of Inspector General...
Ex-Miss America Praises Efforts of Salvation Army
Now more than ever, people need to hear the truth of the gospel of salvation, a former Miss America told members of the Salvation Army on Monday night at the group's annual advisory board dinner at The Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles.Sounding more...
Farrakhan Aide Shakes Links with Black Leaders
FOUR MONTHS AFTER warily embracing the Rev. Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a number of black leaders now are urging him to distance himself from anti-Semitic comments made by his senior aide.In recent days, Benjamin Chavis, executive...
Fitting Religion into Daily Life
Even back in law school, Kevin J. Hasson didn't like the way the church-state debate was developing. "The whole issue has been framed by the American Civil Liberties Union and People for the American Way, on one end, and Pat Robertson and the American...
Forecasts of Floods Advance System Is Rushed into Place for 1994
Fearing a new round of Midwest flooding this spring, the National Weather Service is rushing a new flood-forecasting weapon into place.The agency is installing a prototype of an advanced forecasting system to prepare for "what undoubtedly will be the...
Godly Gadfly
HE'S THE AUTHOR of 26 best-selling novels, many of which feature men wearing clerical collars and women wearing nothing but cologne.He's a sociologist who shuttles between university posts in Chicago and Tucson, Ariz., and he's the author of a 1993 study...
Golden Ages: Senior Games Mark 6th Year
Registration for competing in the St. Charles County Golden Games for people 55 and older will begin next Wednesday and run through March 30 at various sites throughout the county.The games will run from April 20 through April 23.The event, scheduled...
Gop Response: Clinton Cure May Prove to Be Harmful
President Bill Clinton's plans to reform health care and cut the deficit will mean bigger and more expensive government - and greater bureaucracy, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., said Tuesday night.Dole gave the GOP response to Clinton's State...
Greeley on the Case in Chicago
OF WHAT VALUE are the recovered memories of childhood abuse about which there is so much controversy today? Are none of them to be believed, or are all of them to be believed, or is the truth somewhere in between?To answer these questions, I interviewed...
'Hawks Blank Wings; Shutout Is Belfour's 4th
Brian Noonan triggered a three-goal second period with one of his two goals as the Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit 5-0 Tuesday night.The shutout was the Red Wings' first in more than a year.The shutout was the fourth of the season for Ed Belfour (20-12-3),...
Hikes in Benefit Costs Slowing
St. Louis area employers may be more willing to hire - or at least less likely to fire people - because the cost of fringe benefits is growing at the slowest rate in six years, consultants say.The Labor Department reported Tuesday that fringe benefits...
Home Sales Tops in 14 Years; Outlook Is Rosy
Sales of existing homes hit a 14-year high in December and real estate agents are forecasting the upswing will continue into next year.Buyers, taking advantage of low interest rates, drove the sale of older homes up to 6.7 percent last month. All areas...
Honor Roll
The following pupils are on the honor roll at Hollenbeck Junior High School for the first quarter of the school year. The school at 4555 Central School Road is in the Francis Howell School District.A student must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average of...
Horn of Africa Ripe for Muslim Radicals
As if poverty and tribal conflict aren't enough, nations in the Horn of Africa could soon be swept into turmoil by radical Islamic groups based in North Africa and in Sudan. Offshoots from such groups already are said to be cropping up in Eritrea, Ethiopia...
Hot Mizzou Races to 5-0 Big 8 Start
Two weeks ago, the Missouri Tigers promptly frittered away their first national ranking in two years with a ghastly performance against lumbering Notre Dame.On Monday, though, the Tigers embraced their reinstatement with gusto.In a game telecast nationally...
Hull Sets Feelings Aside
After the Blues practice on Monday morning at The Pond of Anaheim, Blues captain Brett Hull looked as though he had lost his best friend.He wavered between anger and sadness, not quite coming to grips with the departure of teammate and friend Garth Butcher...
Ibm Has Profit, Cuts 30,000 Jobs Earns $382 Million in Quarter
International Business Machines Corp., which earlier Tuesday had reported its first quarterly profit in nearly two years, detailed plans to trim another 30,000 jobs from its work force this year.IBM has been in the midst of a huge restructuring to cut...
Incoming Ad: Mu Deserved Better Than Tape Delay
KSDK's decision to tape-delay the broadcast of Missouri's game at Oklahoma State on Saturday was not a breach of contract with the Raycom network, incoming MU athletic director Joe Castiglione said. But, more disturbing to Castiglione, the decision was...
Injured Spouse in Affairs Gets Setback
A person can no longer automatically win a suit in Missouri against someone who had sex with the person's spouse.The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday abolished the "criminal conversation" cause of action.The court ruled, 6-1, that the criminal conversation...
Insurance Firm Seeks Beneficiary in Suter Murder Proceeds from $200,000 Policy at Stake
The life-insurance company holding a $200,000 payment in the death of Alfred Suter has petitioned the St. Charles County Circuit Court for a trial to determine who gets the money.The contenders for the money are Suter's parents, Werner and Doris Suter...
Jackpot on the Riverfront
The Bosley administration has done a good job up to this point in selecting the leaseholder for a casino on Laclede's Landing. After six months of analyzing proposals from six bidders, a panel of officials led by the city's development director, Larry...
Jackson, Accuser Settle Abuse Suit; Performer Will Pay Singer Maintains His Innocence, Lawyer Says
Singer Michael Jackson settled a child molestation suit Tuesday on terms that left his 14-year-old accuser "very happy" and the singer proclaiming his innocence.Jackson has agreed to pay a settlement to the boy in return for the dropping of civil charges...
Jazz Trips Up Sonics, Breaks Skid against Pacific Leaders
Utah, doing fine against most of the National Basketball Association this season, had no success at all in its first six games against the teams it will have to beat come playoff time.The Jazz were 0-6 against Seattle, Phoenix and Houston and 26-8 against...
Kids and Pets: Making a Good Match
PETS are an integral part of many children's lives.Yet the match between the child and the animal can be difficult, as shown by the number of household pets taken to animal shelters by frustrated parents.To make the relationship work and to have realistic...
Knicks Back on Winning Track
Charles Smith, making his third start of the season, scored 25 points, including a key layup with 20 seconds left as the New York Knicks scrambled to a 98-96 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday night.The Knicks, who avoided their first three-game losing...
Lawmakers See Crime Up Close, Personal after Being Victims, Members of Congress Pledge to Get Tougher
"A fellow with a .45 automatic put a gun to my wife's head and said, `We're leaving in your car,' " recalled Kent Conrad, relating a horrifying episode that unfolded two years ago in front of his home a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol.Conrad rushed...
Leon Ready to Let Bad Plays Be Gone Cowboy Stunned by Some Fans' Reaction
Leon Lett has been double-teamed before, but this was another beast. A beast of burden.Of all the times to end a two-month silence on his memorable Thanksgiving Day miscue, Lett picked Tuesday. Super Bowl media day. Downtown Julie Brown. Chris Berman....
Little Lutheran Tops Winless Wentzville
For one team, it was a time for celebration. For the other, it was just another frustrating loss.Lutheran-St. Charles upended Wentzville 85-83 in overtime Monday in the first round of the Fort Zumwalt North Round Robin Tournament.It was the Cougars'...
Lorena's Famous Cut Is Now the Great Divider
JOHN BOBBITT doesn't realize how lucky he is. Some women would have whacked it off and run it through the Cuisinart.Ouch! All the men who read that line just winced. All the women got that strange, tight little smile. You can thank Lorena for both reactions....
Man Describes Shooting That Killed Teen-Age Girl
Matthew Pike of Worden quietly told a jury in Madison County on Tuesday how a lifelong friend had opened fire on him and a girl they were quarreling over. Pike was wounded, and the girl was killed.Pike, 22, rubbed his face and appeared shaken during...
Media Call at Super Bowl 28: Send in the Clowns
Super Bowl Media Day . . . always special. The cattle call from Hell.Quick cup of coffee. Onto the bus at 8 a.m. Emptied out at the stadium, herded into restraining areas until it's time to wake up bored football players with asinine questions.We are...
Melting Pot America Is the Way It Should Be
A READER from Arizona wrote that years ago he saw a movie, "You Can't Take It With You," in which Lionel Barrymore "was a zany grandfather who, when he wasn't arguing with the tax collector, was making firecrackers in the cellar. (Or was that the son?)His...
Michigan Congressman's Retirement Places Clay in Line for Powerful Post
Two veteran congressmen announced Tuesday that they would not run for re-election, and the retirement of one will put Rep. William L. Clay, D-St. Louis, in line for one of the most powerful committee posts on Capitol Hill.The two retiring legislators...
Missouri High Court Delays Riverboat Gambling
Missouri's riverboat gambling plans ran aground Tuesday.The state Supreme Court scrapped some parts of the state's riverboat gambling law and raised legal questions about other parts of it. So great are the problems that lawmakers plan to ask voters...
More Regulation Won't Cure Medical Ills
Our elected federal and state representatives are searching for a uniquely American solution to the problems of our health-care system. While we support the goals, we are greatly concerned about two ideas we believe could impede medical progress.One...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
For today's history lesson we go to Burnsville, W.Va. On this day in 1960, Burnsville High basketball star DANNY HEATER missed 17 shots from the field against Widen High.Otherwise, he managed to sink 53 shots and score 135 points in what ranks as one...
Multitasking: Special Version of Ibm Software Is Definitely Not for Novices
IBM Corp. is offering a special version of its powerful multitasking operating system, OS/2 2.1, at a bargain price of $49 to computer users who already have DOS and Windows.The question is, will it make your life in front of the computer easier or harder?...
Net Worth in U.S. off by $5,000 Much of Decline Laid to Lower Home Values
Hard times and sagging real estate values pulled down the net worth of American households by 12 percent - that's nearly $5,000 apiece - between 1988 and 1991, the government said Tuesday.The Census Bureau report also shows that in every category of...
North Carolina Rolls Past Butler
North Carolina coach Dean Smith says he was surprised by the ease with which his fourth-ranked Tar Heels crushed Butler. He was the only person expecting a closer game.Even without leading scorer Donald Williams and his 16.3 points-per-game average,...
Not at a Loss: Indian Girls Run Record to 15-0
Coach Sandy Moore-Ellison knew the Wentzville High girls basketball team was going to be good this season.But 15-0?"We have everybody back from a team that enjoyed some success last year, and the girls have really dedicated themselves to basketball,"...
Paglusch Tries to Pin Down Best Season
For nearly three years, Fort Zumwalt South senior Tim Paglusch has been one of the area's most consistent and successful wrestlers - to a point."For some reason, I just haven't been able to catch many breaks late in the season," said Paglusch, 19. "This...
Patent Office under Siege Software Makers Seek Changes
The nation's 203-year-old patent system is on a collision course with new technology.Framing a crucial public-policy issue for 1994, a growing number of software publishers and patent experts are calling for fundamental changes in the way the government...
People
MARKY MARK was doing his usual concert thing - dropping his trousers and inviting fans to storm the stage.Alas, last year's crowd in Portland, Maine, trampled Sandra Gessner, 26. She already had arthritis; now, she says, she can no longer care for herself....
Pga Champ Paul Azinger Faces New Challenge He's Fighting Back from Lymphoma in the Bone
THE LETTERS pour in from all over the country, thousands of pieces of mail that Paul Azinger has sorted into stacks by fans, friends and family. So great is the volume that Azinger cannot keep up.Then there is the phone. Even though his number is unlisted,...
Police Charge Ex-Inmate in Murder Former Death Row Prisoner Killed Man over Drug Debt, Officials Say
A man who spent time on Missouri's death row for raping, stabbing and stomping to death a go-go dancer has killed again, police say.Two years after being paroled for the dancer's murder, Charles Julian McClain was charged this week with murdering a St....
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: VIOLENT DEATHSWellston: A man from Hillsdale was fatally stabbed early Tuesday...
Politicians Gamble with Public's Trust
BECAUSE THE CITIZENRY is so resentful of taxes, public officials have been steadily moving toward a "Las Vegas night" philosophy for raising money.Although the Missouri Supreme Court has just called the whole idea into question, the basic idea has been...
Practice, Practice. . . Clinton Honed Speech
As the saying goes, there are two things you should never see being made: a sausage and a law. Here's one more: a Bill Clinton speech."It's a very chaotic process," one involved observer said.Picture this: Morning and afternoon Tuesday, hour after hour,...
Providence Thrashes No. 14 Syracuse
Eric Williams scored 26 points and Franklin Western added 19, including 14 consecutive free throws, and Providence beat No. 14 Syracuse 96-82 in the Big East on Tuesday night.The Friars' Michael Smith added 15 points and set a Big East record with 26...
Refiner Delayed Leak Report, Official Says
Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. knew it was missing 112,000 gallons of gasoline from a storage tank on the St. Louis riverfront two days before it reported the leak, a state official said Tuesday.By the time the leak was halted, 240,000 gallons of gasoline...
Report Urges 21 Steps to Prevent Child Deaths
A third of the children who died from abuse and neglect over the past eight years in Illinois were also the victims of an "overcrowded and dysfunctional" state agency that failed to protect them.Those were the findings of the state's Child Fatality Task...
Retooled Blues Finally Bag Mighty Ducks
The Blues lost two games to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks this season with Garth Butcher, Ron Sutter and Bob Bassen in the lineup.But on Monday, in their first National Hockey League game without the trio, the Blues beat the Ducks 3-2 in overtime at Anaheim...
Rhode Island Pair Held in `Upscale Clothing' Thefts
St. Charles police have arrested a man and woman who, police believe, are part of an interstate ring that deals in what Police Chief David A. King calls "upscale clothing."The two, Mark T. Iafrate, 30, and Lucia Adamonis, 35, who live in Rhode Island,...
Rigali's Letter to Archdiocese
To the People of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis:It is a real joy for me to greet you for the first time, and I do this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.I express my deep gratitude to God for having called me to be the pastor of this great and historic...
Rigali Will Strive to Be `Servant Pastor' Here
St. Louis Archbishop-designate Justin F. Rigali sends his love to area Catholics, pledges to work at being a good "servant pastor" and says he looks forward to working with everyone in St. Louis.In a letter "To the People of the Archdiocese of Saint...
Russian Leaders Sowing Seeds for Farm Subsidies, Inflation Prime Minister Commits to Hundreds of Millions in New Spending
Russia's government promised Tuesday a colossal farm subsidy program, which seems likely to set off another round of inflation and undermine already faltering market reforms.Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin went to Russia's agricultural heartland to...
Rutted Roads Doing Violence to Vehicles
The January thaw is seeding a motorist's minefield - potholes.Worse, what's merely damaging in January will turn destructive in March. "Come March, you'll see beaucoup potholes," says Phil Linck of the Auto Club of Missouri.Linck's job as the club's...
Sabatini Gets Well against Novotna
The best medicine for Gabriela Sabatini was a couple of sets against Jana Novotna at the Australian Open.Sabatini, who woke up Tuesday morning with severe dizziness and nausea, took advantage of Novotna's sloppy play to win 6-3, 6-4 at night and advance...
Sampras and Martin Reach Semifinals
Pete Sampras and Todd Martin overcame 98-degree heat and gusting winds today, moving into the Australian Open semifinals.The top-seeded Sampras overcame 17 double-faults to defeat Magnus Gustafsson 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) in a center-court match...
`Saturday Night' Alumnus Stars in New Cartoon
JON LOVITZ often could get quite animated as the resident liar on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" ("yeah, sure, that's right, that's the ticket"). But he'll be literally animated as the star of ABC's "The Critic."An animated series from the producers of...
Slu Plans Menu Change for Marquette
Never underestimate the value of playing at home for a college basketball team. For instance, Marquette might have had some intangible advantages Saturday when it knocked off St. Louis University 62-52 before more than 16,000 in Milwaukee."The guys...
Some Suggestions on Avoiding Disputes
HERE are tips for avoiding grandparent-parent disputes:Steer clear of your children's divorce. Don't choose sides.Remember that your daughter- or son-in-law may be the "linchpin" of your relationship with your grandchildren, so be as cordial as you can,...
Split Vote Oks Sale of Presbyterian Church to College
Members of St. Charles Presbyterian Church have agreed to sell the church to Lindenwood College in exchange for $900,000 and eight acres for a new church on Duchesne Drive in St. Charles.In a special meeting Sunday, 313 of the church's 850 members voted...
Sports Shorts
Attorneys Say No Deal In Works To Free Tyson</P><P>Attorneys for Mike Tyson and the woman he was convicted of raping said Tuesday they have no plans for a deal aimed at getting the former heavyweight boxing champion out of prison early.</P><P>WTHR-TV...
Sports Shorts
Attorneys Say No Deal In Works To Free Tyson</P><P>Attorneys for Mike Tyson and the woman he was convicted of raping said Tuesday they have no plans for a deal aimed at getting the former heavyweight champion out of prison early.</P><P>WTHR-TV...
St. Louisans Hope for Broad Perspective from Archbishop
Strong leadership, diplomacy, collaboration and a worldwide perspective.That is what many Catholics here say they hope the new St. Louis archbishop will bring to the job.On Tuesday morning, the Vatican announced the appointment of Archbishop Justin F....
St. Louisans Respond to President's Speech
Ron Klier, 48, detective sergeant on St. Louis Police Department's narcotics division:"He said we got to get back to family values. But how do you do that? He had no solution. He just said we're going to have to get back to family values. Two weeks ago,...
Stress Tests Measure Fitness Capability and More
Dear Dr. Donohue: What is the purpose of a stress test? I have always thought a stress test was for people who want permission to do some physical exercise program. You have said that. So why would an elderly gentleman, my father, be told to come in...
Take a Chance with the Voters
The Missouri Supreme Court has done the state no favor by splitting hairs in a case challenging the riverboat gambling law. The court has thrown state and local officials into confused limbo, leaving them uncertain whether to pursue the licensing of...
Talley Gets Tackles, If Not Spotlight
Rodney's Here.That's what the sign read, taped over a nameplate in the Buffalo Bills' dressing room.Rodney's Here.It was all very confusing in 1991 for Phil Hansen, then a rookie defensive end from North Dakota State."I never figured it out until well...
The `L' Word Is Stampeding Bills' Psyches
The Buffalo Bills are a sore throat. A Stallone movie. Conan O'Brien. Guys selling firewood, door-to-door. Alan Dershowitz. Mostaccioli at a wedding reception. The Bud Bowl.The Bills are voice mail. Fran Murray. Infomercials. Tom Arnold. Michael Bolton....
Thieves Hit Car Lot, Lead Police on Chase
A man from St. Louis stole a Ford Explorer from Pundmann Ford in St. Charles, crashed through the locked gates on the car lot and fled through the county early Tuesday before getting trapped on a dead-end street in O'Fallon, the St. Charles Police Department...
Thousands Leave La's Waterlogged Tent Cities
Children returned to earthquake-battered schools Tuesday, and frightened residents started straggling home from soggy, makeshift settlements.In Washington, President Bill Clinton asked Congress for $7.5 billion to rebuild highways and to get families...
Too Much Power to Prosecutor?
Here, for the record, is a jaundiced thought or two about the highly praised appointment of a New York lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Robert Fiske Jr., to investigate the Whitewater/Madison Guaranty matter and the role in it of Bill and Hillary...
Too Quick: Blues Beat Hawks to Punch
CENTRAL DIVISIONThe Blackhawks had hoped to close an eight-player deal involving holdout defenseman Steve Duchesne before the Blues acquired him. The 'Diques wanted rugged defenseman Steve Smith and the 'Hawks were trying to sell French Canadiens Jocelyn...