St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 5, 1994

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2-0 Billikens Edge S. Carolina for 2nd Upset in Two Days
Two freshmen from California led St. Louis University to its second upset victory in two days Sunday as the 15th-ranked Billikens defeated third-ranked South Carolina 1-0 in the adidas-Met Life Classic in Bloomington, Ind.In their season opener Saturday,...
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400 in South Carolina Rally for Their Flag
Hundreds of Confederate battle flags snapped in the breeze of this coastal resort Sunday, a fierce answer to an NAACP demand that the rebel banner be removed from the state Capitol.The flags of all sizes adorned cars and were waved by children and adults...
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Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: I had to write when I read the letter from "Mother of the Bride" who was "thrilled" when the priest refused to officiate at the daughter's wedding because she and her fiance had been living together. (Mother called it "living in sin.")Abby,...
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Advertising Museum Becomes a Nostalgic Time Machine
When I visited Portland, Ore., this summer I noticed that the city is home to The American Advertising Museum.Hmmmm. . . . I considered visiting the place, but then this question came to me: Wouldn't an ad museum be ads nauseam? (Hey, do you get material...
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After a Good Run, Denny's Bows out in Aabc Regional
The red-hot Denny's baseball team got cooled off in Dallas late last month.Playing in the American Amateur Baseball Congress South Plains Regional, Denny's won one and lost two, finishing the season at 24-13."We had high hopes when we left for Dallas,"...
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A Housing Chief Exits Quietly
Victor De La Cruz's resignation as head of the St. Louis Housing Authority gives the agency the chance to redefine itself and its mission of providing shelter for the needy.His exit seemed quieter than most. He seemed to have quit abruptly, realizing...
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`Alumni' Planning a Tribute Fit for Legendary Albert King
History will repeat itself - sort of - when the Albert King Alumni Band takes the stage this afternoon as part of the Blues Heritage Festival on Laclede's Landing.The group will play about a dozen tunes made famous by the blues legend and will "keep...
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A Moment of Silent Confusion
When does a moment of silence cause a lot of noise? When it's mandated at the start of the school day. Brian Bown, a high-school social studies teacher in the Atlanta suburb of Snellville, was suspended from his job for refusing to observe the moment...
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Animal Magnetism: Exhibition at Siue Highlights Call of the Wild
Some of the oldest known images rendered by human hands - the bison and deer painted upon cave walls in France and Spain more than 10,000 years ago - reckon with the animal kingdom. And in the wake of all the philosophical and conceptual forces that...
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At a Glance
FOX FIREFox signed on with plenty of fanfare as it took over for CBS, which had televising the NFL for nearly four decades. Terry Bradshaw introduced "a new day for the fan, a new day for Fox and a new day for this ol' country boy" in its hour-long pregame...
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A Trust Can Help Solve Problems after 2nd Marriage
Two common concerns:"I am a second wife. I love my stepchildren, but I am not sure they will let me stay in our house if my husband dies before me.""Our widowed father just remarried a much younger woman. Do we have to wait for her to die to get our...
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Blues Prospects Take Hits before Camp Begins Here
The labor strife between National Hockey League owners and players hit Blues prospect Jamie Rivers in the wallet at 6 a.m. Saturday.That's when he stepped up to the ticket counter at the airport in Ottawa, his hometown, and discovered that he'd have...
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Board Backs Chemical Packaging Plant but Aldermen Say Residents of First Ward, Where Plant Would Go, Don't Want It
The Bellefontaine Neighbors Board of Aldermen has given preliminary approval to rezoning for a chemical packaging plant despite the opposition of the two aldermen in the ward where the plant would be built.The board voted 5-3 in favor of rezoning 9605...
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Board Backs Plant, despite Objections from First Ward
The Bellefontaine Neighbors Board of Aldermen has given preliminary approval to rezoning for a chemical packaging plant despite the opposition of the two aldermen in the ward where the plant would be built.The board voted 5-3 in favor of rezoning 9605...
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Boffo Bonanza Boosts Beaming Box-Offices Tinseltown Trumpets, Toasts Ticket Trend
Hollywood could take in a record $5.3 billion by year's end as a result of a colossal summer led by "The Lion King" and "Forrest Gump."Never have ticket buyers paid so much to see movies during the summer season: $2.2 billion - up $100 million from last...
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Briefs
SOMALIA Clashes Between Rival Clans Kill At Least 17</P><P>At least 17 people were killed and an unknown number wounded in clashes between rival clans in Somalia, which is fast slipping back into violence and anarchy, U.N. officials...
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Buddy Ball Goes Flat; Only 32,969 See la Win
One game into his tenure as coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and Buddy Ryan already has done something his predecessor couldn't - lose to the Los Angeles Rams.The punchless Rams scored a touchdown on offense and another on defense to upset the misfiring...
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Buddy Ball Goes Flat; Only 32,969 See la Win
Buddy Ball was a rousing success Sunday - for the Los Angeles Rams, not the Arizona Cardinals.In beating the Cardinals in Buddy Ryan's debut as Arizona's head coach, the opportunistic Rams took advantage of mistakes and played solid defense. That's...
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Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Scott E. Luster, president of Rate Search Inc., has opened a new business, Cash Flow Management Inc. Luster said the business is based on an old concept, called factoring, in which the factor buys accounts receivable in...
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Car of Murdered Couple Found Woman's Body Discovered in Oklahoma as Murder Spree Continues
The body of a young woman was found Sunday in Oklahoma City near a car stolen last week from William and Flossie Brewer of Callaway County.Sheriffs think the body is the third chapter in the cruel saga of a 1,000-mile westward rampage. Three people are...
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Carr Makes His Points in Bonner League
In a manner of speaking, Chris Carr's basketball career in St. Louis was only recently christened.Sure, he has played to big crowds amid the glitz of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale basketball only 100 miles away.Sure he took center stage last...
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Charges Mark City Employee's Personnel File Women's Complaints Hint at History of Harassment by Demoted Manager
St. Louis demoted Rodney Dreifuss last week for allegedly sexually harassing two employees at a party on July 29. But records in a court case and Dreifuss' personnel file show that allegations accusing him of harassing his women employees surfaced long...
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Chiefs' Montana Super in Dome Again
Where to start?The Kansas City Chiefs opened their quest for the Super Bowl by hammering the New Orleans Saints 30-17 Sunday at the Louisiana Superdome in front of a crowd that included about 10,000 Chiefs fans celebrating the Labor Day weekend.The Chiefs'...
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Chiefs" Montana Super in Dome Again
Call it the Montana Dome. Call it Joe's place. Stake his claim to both end zones, the goal lines and the star shots on the replay screens.The taxpayers in Louisiana may foot the bills for the Superdome, but Joe Montana owns it.With the Kansas City Chiefs'...
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Chilly Reality of Fall Brings on Stock Market Worries
Stock prices have been roaring. But you can bet that in another week or two you'll start reading about experts' concerns that the market is too high.It happens every year. The optimism of summer turns into the chilly reality of fall. But this year the...
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Christopher Takes Command at Fort Zumwalt North
John Christopher, a Fort Zumwalt North graduate, has spent the past six seasons as the Panthers' defensive coordinator.This season, he's on his own after succeeding Dave Primeau as head coach.His team returns some solid players and hopes are high."We've...
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City's Irvin, Council's Bearden Spar over Ownership of Quarry
The issue of who owns the limestone quarry just south of St. Charles - and how the quarry may be used - remains mired in complicated legal decisions.St. Peters bought the quarry in 1989 for use as a sanitary landfill. The project is on hold.In a letter...
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Clinton Diversifying Federal Judiciary 59 Percent of President's Choices for Bench Have Been Women or Minorities
FOURTEEN LAWYERS whom President Bill Clinton has tapped for lifetime federal jobs gathered recently at Denver's historic Brown Palace Hotel for a one-week orientation course known as "Baby Judges School."The class had an extraordinary look. Only two...
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Colorful New Kiel to Sport Uniforms Styled with Fun
Kiel Auditorium lasted nearly 60 years. The new Kiel Center is expected to survive at least that long - long enough for many colors to come in and out of fashion."You can't change the walls as color tastes change," said Jud Perkins, Kiel's chief executive....
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Consider These Tips for Updating a Tired Mailing List
Q. I own a bath and shower shop in a small shopping mall. Because I have limited funds for advertising, I usually mail promotional fliers to my customers. However, during the past year my response rate has dropped off. What can I do differently?A. Try...
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Cookies Are Good - and Good for You
WHAT'S THE ideal way to judge a kids' cookie contest?Never mind. The answer is obvious. The ideal way to judge a kids' cookie contest is to bake the cookies and have a group of kids taste-test them. And if you're looking for child-friendly cookies that...
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Cowboys Still Barry Good Dallas Dominates Steelers 26-9 and Gives Switzer a Sweet Win
One game into his first National Football League season, Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer already has surpassed Tom Landry and equaled Jimmy Johnson.Dallas' 26-9 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Three Rivers Stadium gave Switzer a...
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Defenders of Family Values Chase the Wrong Villains
There is much discussion today of the subject of family values, to very little useful purpose. While those most upset about their decline have finally grasped that their apparent decay is not the fault of government, they have not yet stumbled on whose...
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Denver Squanders Big Lead, Then Blows Late Chance to Win
Was this the wild and woolly American Football League of the 1960s? Sure looked like it.The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos staged a shootout that had just about everything. San Diego won as Stan Humphries threw three touchdown passes and linebacker...
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Divorce Signals Planning Changes
Q. As a recent divorcee, I realize I should make some changes in my estate planning, especially to take my ex-husband out of my will. What other things should I consider?A. After a divorce, there are quite a few estate planning changes you need to consider....
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Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: As we approach my allergy season, I wonder if it is possible to have an allergic reaction to a change in the barometric pressure. Has there been any study on this subject? Incidentally, is allergy hereditary?Right or wrong, man has...
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Elliott Finally Wins Another Race
Bill Elliott ended an improbable string of NASCAR futility Sunday, sweeping past Dale Earnhardt to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday.Elliott passed Earnhardt, the Winston Cup points leader and acknowledged master of the circuit's oldest...
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Fajita Heaven: Nachomama's Heats Up Ol' Rock Hill
As fast-food restaurants disappear from the landscape their buildings remain, and because nature, and restaurateurs, abhor a vacuum, the sites provide a variety of opportunities.Examples dot the St. Louis landscape. Without much warning, a familiar-looking...
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Families Changing, Not Disintegrating, Book Says
People who argue that American families are falling apart tend to focus on whether there are two parents present. But this may be less important than how a family copes with a range of challenges, from economic stress to peer pressure on children, according...
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Family Business: Luyties Pharmacal Started in 1852
A person who runs a 141-year-old family business can be forgiven for losing track of a generation or two."My daughter, Margot Murphy Moore, is the company's vice president and the sixth generation in the business," said Forrest Murphy, president of Luyties...
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Family Celebrations, Symbols Punctuate Jewish New Year Parents Consider Practicing, Passing on Traditions Crucial to Strong Faith
"L'shanah Tovah," Joseph Weil says clearly, looking up from his red laminated picture book on the kitchen counter in his Olivette house. The boy, who turns 3 next month, is learning how to wish "Happy New Year" in Hebrew.From one page, Joseph pulls off...
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Faulk Leads Way as Indianapolis Pulverizes Houston
Watch out for Marshall Faulk and his frisky Colts. The Houston Oilers didn't, and they were trampled.Faulk rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns in his National Football League debut as Indianapolis, with 13 new starters, surprised the error-plagued...
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Fellow Swede Brings Edberg to Sour End; Sampras Advances
A sprained wrist cost Stefan Edberg the first set. A wild serve off the frame cost him the second. A fellow Swede who used him for target practice at the net cost him the match and a shot at a third U.S. Open title.It was all that and more - the uncanny...
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Firm Has Grand Plans for Casino Complex
Amid empty fields and a dreary, end-of-the-road setting in a flood plain just north of St. Charles, officials of Jumer's Inc. envision the blooming of a "regional destination" entertainment center.Attractions at the center will draw thousands of people...
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Fishing for Goodness - and Compliments
WE JUST read another of those reports telling how good fish is for you. Eat fish a couple of times a week, it said, and you can live to be 100. And be healthy all the way.Well, it wasn't quite that glowing, but it did say that the risk of heart attacks,...
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For Whom the Bell Tolls? for Pupils of New School Named for `Miss Willie"
The old school bell that the late Willie Harris rang decades ago at recess and at the end of classes now sits on the principal's desk at the new school named for her at 2899 Old Muegge Road.Harris' niece, Evelyn Zierenberg, 83, of Ballwin, gave the bell...
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Frances Barnhart: Tales of `Wild Bill' and the Old West
Stories about the wild and woolly West of the mid-1800s are part of Frances Barnhart's family lore. Barnhart's great uncle was James Butler Hickok, better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok.Hickok's adventures as scout, soldier, U.S. marshal and legendary...
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Friend or Foe? Cows Were Both in '44
FIFTY YEARS ago this summer, life or death for a soldier in Normandy sometimes depended on a cow.Not that the cows took sides. They basically were neutral observers in the Battle of Normandy, which began June 6, 1944, with the D-Day landings."They were...
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Gamble Reaps Big Reward for New York
Bruce Coslet was known as a gambling coach whose moves often backfired. Pete Carroll apparently isn't afraid to gamble, either - and he fared far better than his predecessor.It took Carroll only one try to do what Coslet needed three years to accomplish:...
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Giants Find Way to Remove the Boredom
They spent the week playing the role of frog in a laboratory experiment, slowly picked apart by their coaches and critics in a last-minute effort to diagnose what could have been wrong with the New York Giants in the 1-4 preseason.Turns out, maybe it...
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Having an Affair Wasn't the Correct Answer
Dear Ann Landers: I have been thinking for weeks about the starry-eyed letter you received from "A Romantic in Florida." She complained that her married life was dull, and she wanted to have an affair with someone who would bring her flowers, give her...
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Hong Kong Frets over Takeover Chinese Will Dismantle Colony's System in '97
NOW IT'S official: China's first act when it recovers Hong Kong from Britain at midnight June 30, 1997, will be to dismantle the colony's system of government.What will come next?Hong Kong residents have been pondering that question since last Wednesday,...
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Investors Title Sues Its Former Insurance Underwriter
Investors Title Co. has sued the company that used to underwrite the title insurance policies that Investors sold.Chicago Title Insurance Co., a national underwriter based in Kansas City, improperly terminated its agency agreement with Investors, according...
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Keep an Eye out for a Broker Who Seeks Changes Too Often
The St. Louis woman won a $150,000 malpractice settlement for an operating-room accident that left her crippled. Then she lost it all to a crooked stock broker.The victim was a practical nurse who knew nothing about stocks and bonds. But she wanted her...
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Keeping Posted
CONFERENCES Excellence In Missouri Foundation To Hold Annual Meeting In Jeff City</P><P>The Excellence in Missouri Foundation will sponsor its second annual Missouri Quality Conference for business Oct. 19-21 in Jefferson City.</P><P>The...
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Kirkland: Labor Is Still Solid
Since the last Labor Day, the labor union movement in this country has endured setbacks.The North American Free Trade Agreement won approval in Congress last year over strenuous objections by union leaders, who worry that it will prompt more manufacturers...
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Knowing the Twists and Turns of Exemption Rules
Q. For 1994, each dependency exemption slices $2,450 off my taxable income. What tests must I pass to deduct an exemption?A. You need to meet "support" and "gross income" requirements. Generally, you must provide over half of the dependent's total support...
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Labor Day Pledge: Opportunity for All
On Labor Day last year, President Bill Clinton's economic plan had just cleared Congress by the thinnest of margins - and forecasts of doom were ringing out from the comfortable command posts of the Capitol.Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., declared that Republican...
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Labor Lament: Where Have All Real Leaders Gone?
It's Labor Day, time to salute Joe Sixpack and Patty Pantyhose, America's working people.Or is it?In these twitchy times, the heroes of the American economy seem to be the macho types in the executive suite - the chiefs who throw Joe and Patty overboard...
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Llywelyn's Chili Creates a Stir
CAROLYN MULLIGAN of St. Louis can pull out a pot (a big pot) and stir up some white chili just like that served at Llywelyn's Pub in the Central West End. "No other recipe is quite the same," she says.Pat Brangle sent the recipe used at Llywelyn's. It...
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Loafing Around
LABOR DAY IS here, marking the end of summer. And though bread baking doesn't come immediately to mind in a list of typical warm-weather holiday activities, summer's twilight is a great time for it.Bread dough itself is low in fat and therefore easy...
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Marino's 5th Touchdown Pass Dooms New England
Dan Marino's worrisome leg looked fine, and his arm was never better.The Miami Dolphins quarterback made a stunning return in his comeback from a ruptured Achilles' tendon, throwing for 473 yards and five touchdowns to rally his team past New England."It...
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Mehlville's Williams Brothers Are a 2-Man Wrecking Crew
At Mehlville High School, football fans are getting excited about Turelle and Mel. No, they're not mascots, but Turelle and Melvin Williams can send opponents into a somersault."There's some real talent there," Mehlville football coach Gary Heyde said.Talent?...
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Metrolink: How to Discourage Lollygagging at the Airport
SOME METROLINK riders have noticed something missing at the new station at Lambert Field: someplace to sit.Other than the trains, the station offers riders no place to sit in either the outdoor or the indoor section. To reach the nearest chair, riders...
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Mizzou, Illini Fans Need to Liven Up Feud
Stream of Consciousness:Do the universities of Missouri and Illinois have a rivalry? I wonder, because rarely do we see the fans hurling good-natured insults across state lines. With the Tigers set to face the Illini on Saturday in Champaign, it's time...
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Monday Memo
What fair city, do you suppose, has been ranked tops in the nation for the friendliness of its natives?You might guess that it's our own hometown, St. Louis, or perhaps some other place in the Midwest where folks are just plain folks. Or maybe you'd...
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Moriarity Draws Critisim, Praise Fro Political Style
Judith K. Moriarty, the surprise winner of the secretary of state's office 21 months ago, hopes to surprise everyone again this week.Her political life is on the line, and she hopes to save it.Moriarty, the state's chief elections official, goes on trial...
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Moriarity, Kirkpatrick: Both Democrats, but Similarity Ends There
Two days after Democrats swept the top state offices in the 1992 general election, the winners assembled in the office of soon-to-be Gov. Mel Carnahan.One was missing.Judith K. Moriarty, a county clerk who came from nowhere to win the secretary of state's...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
"Monday Night Football" kicks off tonight with the 49ers-Raiders - a decidedly nasty Bay Area rivalry until AL DAVIS bolted Oakland a few years ago for LA. Still, some venom spews:"I'd love to just be on the sidelines (tonight) and then run out and hit...
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Most Workers' Pay Shriveling, Report Says
College-educated women are the only group whose real wages have not fallen in the early 1990s, while the wages of college-educated men are declining as fast as those of less-educated workers, according to a new report on the nation's work force."The...
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Musicians Here Don't Sing the Blues Anymore Festival Crowd Proves St. Louis Has Finally Embraced the Artists
If the St. Louis music scene hasn't always embraced blues musicians, you'd never know it by the acts performing at the St. Louis Blues Heritage this weekend, with performers who began right here."Here in St. Louis, we were bereft of everything except...
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New Look Impressive for Chicago
Those wanting a new look for the Chicago Bears' offense got more than a cosmetic change. How about a long pass on the first play from scrimmage? Or two touchdown catches by the tight end?Not big news in Miami, but in Chicago, where seven of the starters...
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Niche Marketing Helps Small U.S. Firms Crack Japan
Val Kiefer offers a bit of advice to the U.S. politicians struggling to open up trade with Japan: Forget cars, rice and computer chips - try bandannas, backpacks and kayaks.Kiefer should know. As president of Coyote Engineering Inc., he's brokered export...
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No Autumn Chill in Races on Ballot for November Hot Edgar-Netsch Duel Sets Statewide Campaign Tone
Summer is over, Gov. Jim Edgar has mended, and he and November adversary Dawn Clark Netsch are beating up each other on television.Candidates across Illinois are heading into the election homestretch on a ballot topped by two tough political veterans...
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Nursing Mother Is Asked to Leave Theater Breast-Feeding Not the Reason, Official Says
A woman who breast-fed her infant in a movie theater Saturday night says she was asked to leave because she was nursing.An executive with Wehrenberg Theatres says that's not the case; the woman was asked to leave because the theater does not permit young...
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Officials Meet on Police Allegations
City officials and community leaders in Alton are hoping September will cool tempers that heated up in August with allegations of racism, conflicts inside the Police Department and confrontations on the streets.A big step was taken on Friday when Mayor...
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Officials Say No to Tax Rate Hike for Coming Year
The Affton School Board has decided to keep its tax rate of $3.24 for each $100 of assessed valuation after discussing whether the district may need the money within the next year.At a special meeting last week, the board voted not to take the maximum...
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Officials Weigh Options for Upgrading Hwy. 21
A divided four-lane highway is not the only option for improving the dangerous stretch of Missouri Highway 21 in central Jefferson County, says a state highway official.J.T. Yarnell, district engineer in St. Louis for the Missouri Highway and Transportation...
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On Labor's Day
Most summers, Labor Day is the final benchmark for baseball's pennant races, the start of the homestretch toward post-season play. But the only baseball statistics to ponder on Labor Day 1994 are truly labor-related - how many days have the players been...
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On the Job in Washington
Things haven't gone too well in Washington this summer. It isn't just the president getting whacked like Jupiter just about every day - and sometimes dropping an earth-size chunk on himself. Nor is it just the brutal, brain-baking, eye-stinging capital...
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Pack Overcomes Distraction, Turns in Sharpe Performance
Sterling Sharpe got the loot and the Green Bay Packers got their money's worth from a defense led by safety George Teague.Sharpe caught a 14-yard touchdown one day after threatening to sit out the season in a contract dispute, and Teague intercepted...
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Pineapple Cake Loses Lots of Fat
CAKES AND DESSERTS don't have to be loaded with butter and fat to taste good. In most traditional cake recipes, you can cut down on the amount of fat called for by half and still have a delicious dessert.There is no rule of thumb that will work perfectly...
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PLO Chiefs to Go into Territories Officials Will Attend Meeting to Repeal Call for Israel's Destruction
Israel will allow 44 PLO leaders - including former guerrillas - into the self-rule territories so they can repeal parts of the PLO Charter that call for the destruction of the Jewish state, Palestinian officials said Sunday.The 44 belong to the Palestine...
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Police Chief Ousted over Alleged Remark Firing Is Political, His Supporters Say
The Maryland Heights City Council voted 5-3 Thursday night to oust Police Commissioner Denny Reinhart from his appointed post for making a sexual remark. The vote came despite the recommendation of a hearing officer who suggested that the council should...
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Police Seeking Suspect in Killing of Man, 86 Death of Gentle Neighbor Angers Friends
Albert Irvin, 86, stooped in pain when he walked - because of a back injury many years ago. But it didn't stop him from attending church."If Mr. Irvin could move, he'd come to church," said the Rev. Mark Bane, pastor of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene,...
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Population Control or Imperialism?
Does Saudi Arabia know something the United States doesn't?The Saudis have pulled out of the U.N. population conference scheduled to begin today in Cairo. No reason was given, but clearly the pressure from conservative Islamic clerics was a major factor.A...
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Population Meeting `Close' to Compromise
Delegates to the U.N. population conference opening Monday were working to avert a clash pitting the United States against the Vatican and Islamic countries over the sensitive issues of abortion and birth control. A senior U.S. official said they were...
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Potted Plants Are `Garden' for the Fickle
You could call it a family tradition. Each year without fail, our porches, front and back, are lined with clay pots, each cosseting a plant - a browallia here, a verbena there, a geranium over there.The mail carrier has come to anticipate the seasonal...
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Rich, Chewy Brownies an After-School Treat
WE'VE NEVER run into a brownie lover who didn't go bonkers over these dense, chewy brownies.What makes them so extraordinary is the chocolate-cream cheese layer on top.Lace these rich morsels with a satiny drizzle of chocolate and a few fresh raspberries...
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Road Worriers
I ASKED for your vacation horror stories. But I didn't expect them to be so horrible. You told me about travelers who rode home on dead bodies. Families who took trips to the emergency room.And then there was Joan Sanders' sinister vacation. Why was...
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Sampras Survives off Day; Jensens Add Some Color
Annoyed by an off-kilter court, perplexed by a swirling wind, and teased by an inspired qualifier slicing and dicing him silly, Pete Sampras had a rare off day at the U.S. Open on Sunday.Not that he lost. Sampras is so much better than everyone else,...
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Scientists' Debate: Nature or Nurture? Digging for the Roots of Human Behavior
A RECENT REPORT THAT humans are genetically programmed for infidelity is a simplistic leap of logic, local scientists say."When people say we're born to be unfaithful, it's like saying we're born to be gamblers, drug addicts or alcoholics," said Dr....
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Seafood with Vanilla Anything but Ordinary
MOST PEOPLE USE vanilla as a flavoring for pastries and ice cream. Not Patrick Gateau. In his role as chef of the Carl Gustaf Hotel in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, he roasts lobster with vanilla beans, steeps the fragrant pod in cocktails, and...
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Should Your Kid's Allowance Have Some Strings Attached?
In these competitive times, one group of workers is getting paid more to work less - our children.New findings from a survey released by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. show most 8- to 12-year-olds do two chores a day, far less than their parents...
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Sinn Fein Drops Demand for Ireland to Be United, Senior Member Declares
An Ireland united under one flag is no longer a prerequisite for peace, a Sinn Fein official said Sunday.Unification of the independent Republic of Ireland and British-ruled Northern Ireland is still the goal, "but if the Irish people decided on something...
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Smashing Breaking Wedding Ring Gives Closure to the Divorced
LYNNE PETERS felt let down after her marriage ended in 1988."When I got my divorce decree," she said, "I called my lawyer and I said, `Is this it?' "So Peters, 42, a jeweler, decided to take matters into her own hands. She invited friends over, iced...
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Smith on Missouri after Loss in Debut: `Very Average Team'
The invitation had been embraced by 55,263. The frills and adornments were in place. The atmosphere oozed expectation.All that remained to consummate the Saturday night shindig at Faurot Field, then, was a lone, pesky detail: Surely, a victory for the...
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Sore-Legged Hanson's Kick Lifts Detroit over Atlanta in Ot
It was a game made for heroes, and several answered the call. Yet the biggest of all was a kicker with a cramp in his leg.Jason Hanson, in obvious pain, kicked a 37-yard field goal to lift the Detroit Lions to an overtime victory, spoiling the National...
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Spending the Golden Years
CHILDREN'S THIRST and proximity to the old Dairy Freeze in Collinsville gave me a chance to check on some friends the other evening.Sonja and John, who run the place, are fine. Sonja told me that her mom, my longtime pal Mabel Krietemeyer, is going...
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Sports Shorts
Nebraska Overtakes Florida Atop AP Poll</P><P>Florida won its opener by 49 points, but it wasn't enough to keep the Gators on top of The Associated Press college football poll Sunday.</P><P>Nebraska, which had the weekend off...
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