St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 4, 1994

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4-Year Friends Mizzou Seniors Became Close Early in Careers
Jevon Crudup and Lamont Frazier, celebrated native sons, came to the University of Missouri basketball program despite looming threat of National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctions. Melvin Booker and Reggie Smith, unheralded out-of-staters, only...
A Bridge Too Far? Kingshighway Viaduct Lights Up a Debate
Because the old Kingshighway viaduct went out with a smashing tumble, it's fitting that the new one is creating a noise of its own.The new bridge is anything but standard government girder and concrete. It has 232 old-fashioned lights along its rails,...
A Colossal Blunder Narrowly Averted
"There is a day of reckoning," thundered Sen. Paul Simon; Sen. Bill Cohen, Republican of Maine, went one better, calling the federal deficit, "fiscal child abuse." Fortunately, the Senate declined to listen to such overwrought rhetoric, and it turned...
Aides Warned to Stay out of Thrift Case Clinton Unhappy with Actions Touching on Whitewater Inquiry
Embarrassed anew by the White House's handling of Whitewater, President Bill Clinton ordered aides Thursday to "bend over backward" to avoid meddling in a federal investigation of the matter.He insisted that "no one has actually done anything wrong,"...
All-State: Goellner's Success Not Quite as Planned
When Angie Goellner left St. Charles Borromeo School for Incarnate Word Academy, she figured basketball would be her sport.But it hasn't worked out that way. A three-year varsity basketball player with the Red Knights, Goellner has enjoyed a good deal...
American Sentenced to a Caning Singapore Judge Also Gives Ex-St. Louisan 4 Months for Vandalism
A former St. Louisan was sentenced Thursday to a caning and four months in prison for vandalizing cars and keeping street signs in his room.The defendant, Michael Peter Fay, 18, has lived in Singapore since 1991 with his mother and stepfather, Marco...
Anc, Foes Approve Mediation for Dispute
The ANC and its opposition endorsed international mediation to settle their differences Thursday, raising hope for peaceful participation by all parties in the country's historic election next month.Rightist whites and the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom...
Arizona Avenges Loss 95-62
Ray Owes scored 25 points as No. 8 Arizona repaid Washington for an earlier loss with a 95-62 victory Thursday night.Khalid Reeves had 28 points as the Wildcats (24-4, 13-3 Pacific 10) won their seventh successive game since losing 74-69 at Washington...
Arsenio Gets Kicked by Late-Night Ratings
ARSENIO Hall's late-night ride - at one time as glorious as anyone's in television - is definitely over.In fact, it has been over for some time. Ratings for his syndicated talk show have dropped precipitously over the last three years, and now there's...
A Season of Unusual Hibernation Bears Have Stretched Smsu Coach's Patience
Bear Country wasn't the fearsome place this season it has been for Missouri Valley Conference basketball teams in years past. The mystique was missing. To opponents, the baskets at Southwest Missouri State's Hammons Center looked as big as wash tubs.A...
A Testimonial in Favor of Wearing Seat Belts
Dear Ann Landers: You recently printed a letter from a woman whose nephew was killed in a car accident because he didn't buckle his seat belt.Last April, on the day school let out for spring break, I was in the passenger seat of a truck when we crashed...
Billikens Will Play Ball at Kiel Slu, Center Partners OK Deal for at Least 2 Years
The St. Louis University basketball Billikens finally have a home.After often bitter negotiations, Kiel Center Partners and the university signed an agreement Thursday to have the Bills play their home games at the new $170 million Kiel Center.Under...
Blackmun Plays to the Crowd
These days, it is not news when someone gets maudlin about murderers. But when Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun began one of his many rambling opinions with a whining verbal picture of a murderer awaiting execution, it was a prelude to announcing...
Briefcase
THE LAW Two Share Lawyers Association Award</P><P>The Lawyers Association of St. Louis has named Richard B. Teitelman, executive director of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Inc., and Thomas C. Hullverson, a partner in The Hullverson...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Most U.S. Troops To Be Out Of Somalia Before Deadline</P><P>Nearly all the U.S. forces will be out of Somalia several days before the March 31 deadline for their departure, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Thursday.</P><P>About...
Briefs
MissouriFORT LEONARD WOODMarines Will Add 3,000 TraineesThe Marine Corps may send 3,000 more Marines a year to Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood to train as engineers and vehicle operators, the Marine commandant said.In a letter Wednesday to Rep. Ike Skelton,...
Briefs
IllinoisEAST ST. LOUISPilot Fired After Evacuation Sues CasinoA man from Virginia filed suit Thursday against the Casino Queen at East St. Louis, charging that he was fired as a captain in December because he sought to evacuate the boat after a bomb...
Bringing Pets to Hawaii Involves Some Restrictions
Dear Dr. Fox: My husband and I are considering a retirement move to Hawaii, but we understand that Hawaii has very strict rules concerning bringing pets onto the islands.Many locations - Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Australia and some of the Caribbean...
Brown Group Loses $31 Million in 1993
One-time charges from a major restructuring at Brown Group Inc. left the company with a net loss of $31.6 million, or $1.83 a share, for the year ending Jan. 29.The fourth-quarter loss was $53.3 million, or $3.07 a share. The company said the loss includes...
Cancer Patients Suffer Needlessly Study Finds Doctors Fail to Treat Pain; Guidelines Push Medication
More than one-third of Americans with spreading cancer suffer severely, largely because their doctors fail to give them enough pain killers, a study published Thursday shows.The New England Journal of Medicine also published new federal guidelines urging...
Candidates for Governor Spar, Land No Blows
THE THREE leading Democrats for Illinois governor emerged from their most vulnerable hour of the campaign season with a few welts, a couple of chuckles and no major damage Thursday night.The only televised debate of the state's most contentious gubernatorial...
Canucks Short-Circuit Floundering Blues 4-0 Pregam Blackout Extends to Blues' Power Play
The blown electrical transformer that delayed the start of the Blues' game against Vancouver for 15 minutes on Thursday couldn't have happened on a more appropriate night.The Blues suffered a severe power outage against the Canucks, going scoreless on...
Canucks Short-Circuit Floundering Blues 4-0 Pregame Blackout Extends to Blues' Power Play
The blown electrical transformer that delayed the start of the Blues' game for 15 minutes on Thursday night couldn't have happened on a more appropriate night.The Blues suffered a severe power outage on the power play, and visiting Vancouver avoided...
Cards Meet Twins Today in Spring Opener
The Cardinals will play the first of 29 exhibition games today when they meet the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla.Lefthander Rheal Cormier will start for the Cardinals. Newcomer John Habyan will follow him. Habyan, a righthander, spent last season...
Cash Deal: Three Radio Stations Financing Police in Gun Buy-Back
With financial backing from three radio stations, the St. Charles Police Department will buy guns from people who don't want them anymore.Police Chief David King said people may bring their handguns, rifles, shotguns and other firearms to Memorial Hall...
Casino Accord Could Bail out Flood Victim
The flood-damaged city of Portage des Sioux is hoping that its ship may finally have come in.Mayor George Combs said this week that an agreement had been struck with a gambling company - an agreement that could wind up putting $1 million in the coffers...
Changes in Plans Help You Save, Drip by Drip
Dividend reinvestment plans offer an excellent way to accumulate stock without costing an arm and a leg. You can use your dividends to buy additional shares at no brokerage cost, as well as make additional contributions.Already offered by more than 900...
Chrysler to Gain 1,500 Jobs Fenton's Plant No. 2 Chosen to Build Pickups
Chrysler Corp. said Thursday that it will create at least 1,500 jobs next year when workers begin building trucks at the company's Plant No. 2 in Fenton.Chrysler's decision means that for the first time in several years, every auto plant in the St. Louis...
Church Notes
New Schedule</P><P>Mid-Rivers Chapel, 1120 Jungs Station Road, St. Charles, has expanded to include a traditional Sunday service at 8:10 a.m. in addition to the regular service at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 928-9765.</P><P>...
City Hall Meeting Rooms May Be Available for Rent
Civic and social groups may get more opportunities to use one of the fourth floor meeting rooms in the St. Charles City Hall if they can pay the price.Currently, the building is only available on Monday and Tuesday nights for meetings. In a budget-cutting...
Clinton Panel Seeks to Place 2-Year Limit on Welfare Aid
Young mothers still on welfare after two years would lose their monthly grant and be required to work for paychecks under a plan drafted by President Bill Clinton's welfare reform task force. Those who failed to show up on the job wouldn't get paid.The...
Clinton Takes Aim at Japan President Renews Provision to Target Unfair Traders
President Bill Clinton drove home the message Thursday that he planned to get tough with Japan on trade by renewing his power to take broad action against countries that limit U.S. imports.In an executive order, Clinton reinstated the "Super 301" process,...
Clinton Takes Aim at Japan Renewed Provision Allows U.S. to Identify, Punish Unfair Traders
In a move to ratchet up pressure on Japan to open its markets, President Bill Clinton signed an executive order Thursday reviving a retaliatory trade law that has been bitterly opposed by Tokyo.The law, known as Super 301, has been the United States'...
Concealed Gun Bill Reappears State Senator's Plan Jeopardizes Crime Bill
As the Legislature worked Thursday to get tough on juvenile criminals, a lawmaker rekindled debate over whether Missourians should be able to carry concealed weapons.Sen. Harold Caskey, D-Butler, proposed a plan allowing sheriffs to issue concealed weapons...
Creighton, Indiana St. Coaches Are out after 20-Loss Seasons
Officials at Creighton and Indiana State had 20-20 vision this basketball season. The sight of 20 losses was enough to bring coaching changes at both Missouri Valley Conference schools.On Wednesday, Rick Johnson resigned after a 7-22 season at Creighton.On...
Distaff Addition: Channel 2 Might Add Female Sportscaster
A nearly six-year void in St. Louis television might be filled soon.The market has been without a female TV sportscaster since Cynthia Tepp unceremoniously parted ways with KMOV in the summer of 1988 after an undistinguished run.But KTVI news director...
DNA Labeling Errors Raise Doubts in Conviction
1994, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Mistakes in labeling crucial evidence have raised new questions about the validity of a genetic test that helped convict a Southern Illinois man of murdering a teen-age girl.Court records show discrepancies in the identification...
Exercise Regimen Might Ease Lower-Back Pain
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am an overweight woman - I weigh 220 - who has suffered from severe lower-back aches for years. After X-rays, I was told I have a slipped disc. My doctor says all I can do is lose weight and take pain pills. I gather from the tone...
Ex-Kahok Finds Life Interesting One Seat over Stallings Came through Much 1st-Year Adversity
Roy Williams told him the longest 12-inch journey in his life would be one seat down the bench - from assistant to head coach.At age 33, Kevin Stallings is now the front man, head coach at Illinois State. He works the refs, is the closer in recruiting,...
Federal Officials Hear Plenty on Flood Plain
Shannon Cunniff, a member of a federal committee visiting St. Charles County this week, told county officials and others who had wrestled with last year's flood disaster, "We're here to listen . . . We want to know how federal programs affect local flood-plain...
Felicelli, Ruessing Hockey All-Stars
Mark Felicelli of Francis Howell North and Francis Howell's Anton Ruessing will represent their teams in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association Senior All-Star Game Sunday at the Affton Ice Rink.Game time is 6:45 p.m.Felicelli is a hard-nosed forward...
Foster Files Destroyed, U.S. Grand Jury Told Student Worker: Law Firm Ordered Shredding
An employee of the Rose Law Firm told a federal grand jury that in late January he was ordered to destroy a box of documents from the files of Vincent W. Foster Jr., sources say.Foster is the White House lawyer whose suicide is under investigation by...
French Guns Keep Peace in Sarajevo U.N. Commanders Make Appeal for 11,000 Additional Soldiers
French U.N. soldiers fired a warning burst from a machine gun Thursday to quiet another truce violation along the front in Sarajevo. U.N. officials appealed for nearly 11,000 more U.N. soldiers.Maj. Jose Labandeira, a U.N. spokesman, said Serbian soldiers...
French Guns Keep Peace in Sarajevo Un Commanders Seek 11,000 More Soldiers
French U.N. soldiers fired a warning burst from a machine gun Thursday to quiet another truce violation along the front in Sarajevo. U.N. officials appealed for nearly 11,000 more U.N. soldiers.Maj. Jose Labandeira, a U.N. spokesman, said Serbian soldiers...
Freshman's Contribution Goes Up as Season Goes On
Jeff Harris, St. Louis University's lone freshman, won't get any votes for the Great Midwest Conference's all-newcomer team. But he has made a difference coming off the bench for the experienced Billikens.He long will remember SLU's overtime home victory...
Gambling Foe Confines Objection to One Word
A lawyer from Kansas City trying to block a vote April 5 on riverboat gambling in Missouri argued Thursday that the ballot title is illegal by one word.The lawyer, Stephen B. Small, said the title contains 36 words; state law allows only 35.Small asked...
Gambling Opponent Confines His Objection to One Word
A lawyer from Kansas City trying to block a vote April 5 on riverboat gambling in Missouri argued Thursday that the ballot title was illegal by one word.The lawyer, Stephen B. Small, said the title contained 36 words; state law allows only 35.Small asked...
Gender Equity Hits Golden Gloves
Let's go eight rounds on the local boxing scene:Round 1: The Budweiser Golden Gloves will be a battle of the sexes. Organizers of the event, back in the city from Queeny Park for the first time in the '90s, plan to stage their first bout between female...
Gentle Johnny
WHAT'S Eating Gilbert Grape?" is offbeat, sensitive and weirdly funny. In other words, it's a Johnny Depp movie.Lasse Hallstrom's quirky comedy-drama about a wayward Iowa farm family follows in the crooked footsteps of Depp's "Edward Scissorhands" and...
Gov. Edgar's Rosy Scenario
Gov. Jim Edgar has every reason to expect victory in the Illinois primary March 15, so no one should be surprised that he began campaigning for re-election Wednesday. He filled his budget message with good news of fiscal discipline, increased spending...
Gretzky Closes in on Howe as Kings Defeat Whalers
Scoring goals comes naturally for Wayne Gretzky. Winning games hasn't been as easy for his Los Angeles Kings.But Wednesday night, they managed to finally put the two together."It's a big win," Gretzky said after helping the Kings beat the Hartford Whalers...
Guy Looking for Love Is Tired of Being Called `Nice'
Dear Abby: When I saw your column with the headline "Nice Guys Don't Always Finish Last," I had to write.I am a 35-year-old white male, average looking, and I have never been married. I would like to meet the right woman and have a family, but I always...
His Exile in Why?-Ville
AS musical demographics become more and more fragmented, I'm becoming increasingly aware of an unforeseen side effect. I feel alienated from people who like music.Up until a couple of years ago, I always felt an immediate kinship with most music fans...
Hollander, Robertson Lead Warriors to Semifinal Win over Zumwalt North
Blake Hollander tossed in 29 points and backcourt mate Ryan Robertson added 22 points and 17 assists as the top-seeded St. Charles West Warriors rolled by Fort Zumwalt North 95-71 in the semifinals of the Class 4A District 9 Tournament at Wentzville...
Hot-Handed Mullin Shoots Warriors over Suns 120-107
Chris Mullin scored 25 points, on 11-of-13 shooting, and Avery Johnson made his last seven shots to finish with a season-high 23 points Thursday as Golden State beat Phoenix 120-107.The Warriors won their second successive game over Phoenix after losing...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. DON'T MISS Chris Smither, Off Broadway, Wednesday, March 9Let's break down Chris Smither's talent.As...
Hud to Cut 10 Regional Offices, Boost St. Louis Office's Clout
Slashing a layer of bureaucracy, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a top-to-bottom reorganization Thursday that includes making the agency's field office in St. Louis responsible for all operations in Missouri.HUD Secretary...
Issue of Parking Problems Prompts Jam Sessions
Issues surrounding parking in downtown St. Charles refuse to drive away.Next week, the City Council will set aside a portion - probably a large portion - of its special work session to discuss a number of lingering issues regarding parking problems in...
It's Rc&b New Album Matches Country Music Stars with R&b Greats
LYLE LOVETT on recording with Al Green: "I kept thinking, `He's Al Green and I'm not.' "Vince Gill on finding himself in the vocal booth next to Gladys Knight: "I was nervous that I wasn't going to be good enough."Little Richard on Little Richard: "I...
Jayhawks Ease Past Iowa State
Richard Scott had a career-high 24 points and Greg Ostertag broke a team record for blocked shots Thursday night as No. 12 Kansas routed Iowa State 97-79.Introduced along with their parents before their last home game, three seniors kept the arena charged...
Jeff City Skids off State Road
The road to the Missouri high school "Final Four" basketball tournament is filled with sharp turns and slick lanes.To wit:Defending Missouri Class 4A champion Jefferson City skidded Tuesday night in a 56-54 loss to Columbia Rock Bridge in a district...
John Haitt: Quality Material with a Little Grunge
SINGER/SONGWRITER John Hiatt has a "Perfectly Good Guitar," a hot young band to power his head full of songs and had fans packed into Mississippi Nights on Wednesday evening for a standing-room-only appearance. And while everyone from Bonnie Raitt to...
Jordan Goes 0 for 3 in Intrasquad Game
Michael Jordan felt like a nervous rookie, and played like one.Jordan went 0 for three, barely missing an extra-base hit before striking out twice on off-speed pitches, and dropped a wind-blown fly ball that doomed his team to a 12-7 defeat Thursday...
Jurors Hear 2 Views of Salesman He Did Not `Intend' Death, His Lawyer Says
Ex-insurance salesman Eric Beishline didn't mean to murder Anna Norton of Troy, Mo.; he killed her during a paranoid fit of psychosis caused by years of cocaine abuse, his attorney told a jury here Thursday."Anna Norton is dead, and Eric Beishline bears...
Lawmakers Fire Shots over Page
State legislators from St. Charles County lashed out Thursday at their counterparts across the Missouri River, accusing them of trying once again to kill the Page Avenue extension project.Last month, nine legislators from St. Louis city and county wrote...
Maclean's Ot Goal Helps New Jersey Bottle Lightning
John MacLean scored his team-leading 30th goal at 3:04 of overtime, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.MacLean's goal, assisted by Bobby Holik, capped a comeback from a 3-1 deficit after the...
Man Gets 80 Years for Fatal Shooting and Robbery in E. St. Louis Restaurant
Christopher Anthony, convicted of murdering a newly engaged man he and two companions were attempting to rob inside a restaurant in East St. Louis, was sentenced Thursday to 80 years in prison.That sentence will begin after Anthony completes a 20-year...
Many Cities Holding Mayoral Elections, but Few Offer Contests
Eleven municipalities in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties are holding elections for mayor on April 5, but voters in just three of the cities have a choice. The candidates in the other eight municipalities are unopposed.Two candidates each are...
Mexican Rebel Leaders Try to Sell Agreement to People
GUERRILLA LEADERS headed back to their jungle bases Thursday to debate government promises of a democratic overhaul in return for ending a 2-month-old uprising in southern Mexico.The government has been eager to settle the rebel uprising before it disrupts...
Midwestern Women Lead the Way
What is going on in the Midwest? Highly qualified women are competing for the highest offices in almost every state. We could be on the brink of a major political breakthrough in the nation's heartland.Just look at the evidence:Strong, well-positioned...
Military Weakness Foreseen Congress Told of Lack of Airlift Capability
The armed forces lack the airlift capability to wage one large-scale foreign war, let alone two, according to the chief of the U.S. Central Command."Airlift in this country is broken right now," said Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Hoar, whose Central Command...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Many people remember the St. Louis Browns as perennial losers, but they were innovators as well. On March 4, 1950, the Brownies became one of the first sports teams to hire a psychologist.The local nine hadn't fared so well in 1949, winning 53 and losing...
Mu Wakes Up from Slumber, Swats Away Kansas State
The Godzilla of the Big Eight Conference - a k a, the Missouri Tigers - continued its reign of terror on Wednesday night by swatting aside another annoying challenger.After teetering through the first 15 minutes of the game, slumbering Mizzou stayed...
New Age of Sit-Ins, or Potty Parity?
At last some progress is being made on an important social injustice that unfairly punishes millions of American women. It is a demeaning, condescending relic of sexism and outright misogyny. It has no place in our supposedly enlightened age. I am talking,...
New Snow Bludgeons Northeast `Classic' Storm Stomps with Two Feet on Winter-Weary Residents
Since the year began, the Northeast has seen:Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.At least a dozen major storms have struck the East Coast since Jan. 4, repeatedly dumping fresh snow without giving people a chance to clear...
Nigeria, Cameroon Talk War over Border Impasse Confrontation May Center on Rich Oil Fields
A BORDER DISPUTE between Nigeria, a supplier of oil to the United States, and smaller, weaker Cameroon has reached the point where top diplomats are talking undiplomatically about going to war.The dispute involves colonial borders callously drawn, wounded...
N. Korean Facilities Searched
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency began inspecting North Korean nuclear plants Thursday for the first time in more than a year.A spokesman, Hans-Friedrich Meyer, said at the agency's headquarters in Vienna that a seven-member team had...
NRA Decides Not to Sell List of Names
The National Rifle Association, besieged by members angered to learn that the group was selling former members' names to anyone with the money to buy them, canceled the practice, effective immediately.The action Wednesday by NRA Executive Vice President...
Officials Targeting Gangs at Schools Crime Conference Here to Focus on Growing Problem
CUSTODIANS AT BEAUMONT High School have standing orders to scrub gang graffiti off school walls the day it appears. Soon enough, it comes back, scrawled with black marker pens, written in codes such as "RSC" or "62K."The custodians don't always know...
Only in New York - Human Bones for Sale
TAKE GOOD care of your bones: You never know where they might wind up.In the city that sells everything, among the oddities is a store where you can buy human bones. No body part is sacred here.The store, Evolution, offers everything from a full skeleton...
Outside Legal Fees Cost Msd $315,000 Expended to Defend Rate Hike Overruled by Courts
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has paid a St. Louis law firm more than $315,000 for work in an unsuccessful defense of a $40 million sewer rate increase the trustees imposed in 1992, records show.The district decided to use the Thompson &...
Oz. of Prevention in Aluminum Can
MAVIS JACKSON will never forget the date: June 25, 1993.The day had been a warm one. Her youngest daughter, LaKeesha, 7, was jumping rope double Dutch with her older sisters and some other girls in front of their home on North Euclid Avenue.Suddenly,...
Penney Will Close River Roads Store
J.C. Penney Co. announced Thursday that it will close its River Roads catalog store, leaving the Jennings shopping center without its biggest tenant.The store's announcement shocked its shoppers, the city and the owner of the mall. It also raised questions...
People
Whatever happened to DONNA RICE, first mate on the Monkey Business with GARY HART?She tells People magazine that she has found God and slowly rebuilt her life. "It was hard to take the high road and refuse the six- and seven-figure offers to tell all...
Pirates Push Pioneers into Title Game
The Duchesne High girls basketball team expected and received a good test from St. Charles Wednesday night.Playing in the semifinals of the Class 3A District 7 Tournament at Buchanan High in Troy, the top-seeded Pioneers got by fourth-seeded St. Charles...
Plan Is Retirement `Wakeup Call'
Pat Workman, who got married at 17, worked at home for several years, rearing three daughters, before joining the outside work force.Then, after 27 years of marriage, she got a divorce. In the settlement, she got the family home plus $200 a month in...
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 DEATHSSt. Louis: Ronald Harris, 38, was fatally shot about 3 p.m. Thursday...
Progressives Have Tired of Accommodation
Tough as it may be for big business and the GOP to believe, the U.S. labor movement is a rather conservative creature, compared to its counterparts in other industrial countries.In class-divided, southern European nations like France and Italy, labor...
Recorded Music Blends with Live Performance
LISTENERS tended not to notice, but once upon a time streams of noise washed over any and all recorded music.The magnetic sibilance inherent in analog recording tape can still be heard at public events; most dance companies remain dependent on reel-to-reel...
Release of 400 Fails to Satisfy Palestinians Freed Teen: Gesture `Won't Change Hatred between Us and Settlers'
Israel freed 400 Palestinian prisoners Thursday in a move intended to cool the violence ignited by the massacre in the mosque in Hebron.But despite releasing 1,000 prisoners this week, there has been no sign that outraged Palestinians in the occupied...
Remember Man Who Set Table for `Spoon'
Before Spoonball, there was Rich Grawer. And we should never forget him. Grawer was responsible for the revival of St. Louis U. basketball, the first and crucial step in making the current SLU phenomenon possible.Grawer put 10 years of his life into...
Reno Sets Crime-Bill Priorities Ban on Assault Weapons and More Police on Streets Top Her List
Putting more police on the street, treating drug users and banning assault weapons should be among the essential aims of any federal anti-crime legislation, Attorney General Janet Reno said Thursday.But limits on inmate appeals and money for new regional...
`Rent-to-Own' Is Called Ripoff
The "rent-to-own" industry, which leases merchandise ranging from diamond pinkie rings to refrigerators, charges interest rates that average 111 percent a year but refuses to disclose it, a consumer group contended Thursday."The rent-to-own industry...
Retail Sales Higher despite Bad Weather
Stormy weather couldn't keep shoppers out of stores in February, and the nation's top retailers posted solid sales, statistics showed Thursday.Even though snowstorms marooned consumers in their homes on many days, they roared back and spent more in the...
Russian Action on Bosnia Signals Search for Wider Role on World Stage
NATO has bared its teeth in what formerly was Yugoslavia, and even taken a bite, if only a little one. This has opened the airport in besieged Tuzla.Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic announced the opening only after what were described as extremely...
Russia Says U.S. Diplomat Got 2 to Spy
Russia claimed Thursday that an American diplomat had urged two Russians to collect secret plans for a T-82, Russia's most sophisticated tank.Western arms experts expressed surprise at the news that there even was a T-82 tank. The spokesman for Russia's...
Security Company Touched by Inquiry Seeks Admiral Job
The security company barred from using off-duty St. Louis police officers is vying for business at the Admiral.The company, Missouri Security Inc., is one of four groups with proposals to provide security for President Riverboat Casinos Inc., which plans...
Small-Town Story, Big in Heart Dept
"WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:57.</P><P>THIS is a strange, sweet movie, one that takes awhile to unfold but eventually becomes irresistible.</P><P>Early on, as we meet eccentric characters that...
Songwriter
CHRIS SMITHER'S early life was unlikely fodder for the blues-tinged music he delivers with haunting lyrics, a blur of finger picking and feet that tap the rhythm.He grew up middle-class in New Orleans, spent time in Paris and later majored in anthropology....
Sports Shorts
Ex-NHL Union Head Under Indictment</P><P>Alan Eagleson, founder of the National Hockey League players' union, was charged Thursday with spending millions of dollars in union funds on loans to friends, golf trips, ballet tickets and other...