St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 19, 1995

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2 Frenchmen Bicycling on Route 66
Americans go to Europe for the Eiffel Tower and art museums. Europeans are coming to America for Route 66.Regis Piau and Bertrand Vial, both from France, are bicycling Route 66 for a tour book aimed for French people. The route extends from California...
Adoptive Parent Fears Birthparent
Dear Open Mind: I am the mother of a beautiful little girl who is the center of my being. She was adopted when she was just "days" old.Each time I read an article or watch a film in which a biological mother decides she wants a child back after a few...
America's Newest Pastime? You Bet
MY DAD CONFIDED in me years ago that he once placed - and naturally won - a bet on a horse race that he had already watched at Fairmount Park.It was in the late 1930s, and Pop delivered goods for his dad's lumber yard. On this particular day, the trip...
An Ounce of Crime Prevention
In step with these get-tough-on-crime times, most attention to the juvenile crime bill signed by Gov. Mel Carnahan focused on punishment, not prevention. But important contributions to the law by state Reps. Pat Dougherty and Nancy Farmer of St. Louis...
A Run for His Money Shanahan Fiscal Policies Irritated Owners, but Made Blues a Great Story
Back in 1992, former Blues chairman Mike Shanahan was still a widely respected member of the National Hockey League's new guard.Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall had replaced ultraconservative Chicago Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz as chairman of the...
Beach Boys Rock Riverport with Usual `Good Vibrations'
"Fun, Fun, Fun" was the environment the Beach Boys tried to create for a large crowd Saturday night at Riverport Amphitheatre.For the most part, Mike Love, Carl Wilson, Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston accomplished their goal. True, security personnel did...
B. Labonte Finally Gets by Gordon
When Jeff Gordon zoomed past Bobby Labonte to take the lead on a restart with 17 laps remaining in Sunday's Miller Genuine Draft 400 in Brooklyn, Mich., it looked like another chapter in the same old story.Twice this season, Gordon outdueled Labonte...
Board Blasted for Installing Four Gates Many Express Concern about Emergency Vehicles
More than 100 residents jammed a meeting of the Pasadena Park Board of Trustees last week to complain about four gates recently installed to block intersections at Bermuda Road, the western boundary of the village.The board took questions on the gates...
Board Cuts Bus Stops, Drivers' Hours
The Mehlville School Board has modified its bus routes and adjusted or cut drivers' hours to save money.The action will eliminate some bus stops, said Associate Superintendent John Cary. "We can no longer afford to provide door-to-door pick-up," he...
Bosnian Tactics Show American Influences
The Bosnian army's bold offensive against rebel Serbs shows new tactics influenced by military advice from the United States, sources say.The offensive also is strengthened by recent cooperation between the army and Bosnian Croats, who have provided...
Bottom Line: Firefighters, Officers Raise Questions about Pay
Jim Helle has been a Webster Groves police officer for 16 years. His uncle was a battalion chief in the fire service of the city. His father was a fire captain. His mother worked in the city's tax and licensing department.But Helle, 36, says this family...
Braves Sweep Rockies for Fifth Win in Row
Kent Mercker allowed four hits in eight innings Sunday as the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 9-4 win.The victory was the fifth in a row for the Braves, who gave up only five runs in the series with Colorado,...
Briefs
SAUDI ARABIA McDonnell Douglas Shares Plane Sale</P><P>The Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp. will share a $6 billion airplane order from Saudi Arabian Airlines, a top Saudi official confirmed Sunday night in Jedda.</P><P>Prince...
Briefs
SAUDI ARABIA McDonnell Douglas Shares Plane Sale</P><P>The Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp. will share a $6 billion airplane order from Saudi Arabian Airlines, a top Saudi official confirmed Sunday night in Jedda.</P><P>Prince...
Briefs
BELGIUM Blast At Restaurant Kills At least 12</P><P>A gas canister exploded in a Belgium roadside restaurant near the German border on Sunday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 12 people, police said.</P><P>A...
Bug-Fighting Spuds an Easier Sell
You might say that Monsanto Co. is trying to corner the market for genetically engineered mashed potatoes.It has just received federal government approval to sell a genetically altered potato that resists the Colorado potato beetle, a prominent pest.And...
Business Bulletin Board
BRANCHING OUT</P><P>Disc Go Round, a chain of retail stores that sell only used compact discs, has opened a store in Schnucks Zumbehl Commons shopping center. Address: 1940 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, Mo. 63303. Phone: 314-724-1645; fax:...
Can Quinine in Tonic Water Become a Danger?
Q. I have found that drinking tonic water helps prevent nighttime leg cramps, which used to be a big problem for me. I was delighted when I discovered this, especially because I love the fresh taste.I have read that quinine is being taken off the market...
Captives Were Herded through Streets `like Cattle'
Three-year-old Filipp is home now after spending three days curled up with his mother under a hospital bed, hoping to escape the notice of the Chechen rebels holding them and hundreds of others hostage.When he got back to his grandparents' house, the...
Cards Answer in Two Words: Scorched Earth
Now that those stimulated, charged-up, pennant-bound Cardinals have been magically transformed into the second coming of the Gas House Gang after firing laid-back Joe Torre and the soft-rock Todd Zeile . . .OK, I'll stop the sarcasm.The Cardinals are...
Celebration: Community's Enthusiasm Is Unflagging
In Bellefontaine Neighbors, Flag Day looks more like a homecoming than a holiday.Every year for the past four decades, students at St. Jerome's Catholic School have interrupted their summer vacations to return to the classroom.There, they don colorful...
Children's Game Teaches Languages
A pony-tailed third-grader faces her classmates. They fidget as they wait for her instructions."Simon dice . . . essere un porco!" she says.The children wrinkle their noses and oink."Essere un penguino!"One little boy puts his arms to his side, waddles...
China's Gradual Route to Reform
Once a major story each year, the decision by the United States to renew China's most-favored-nation trading status hardly gets any attention at all any more. That fact must please the communist government in Beijing, whose leaders hate being challenged...
Clinton Gambles on Budget Plan
President Bill Clinton's decision last week to join the Republican Congress in search of a 1995 budget that would eliminate the deficit early in the next century is one that will resonate right through Election Day 1996. He will have to beat heavy historical...
Clinton Pollster Says the Middle Class Is Key to Election
Business and economic policy may play a larger role than ever before in determining which political party can reclaim lost popularity with America's middle class.That's the message delivered by pollster Stanley Greenberg, an adviser to presidential candidate...
Clinton Tags along after Republican Budget Cutters
Robert Frost dismissed Carl Sandburg as the only poet to gain in translation. That is approximately the disdainful reaction of many Democrats to Bill Clinton's five-minute mini-homily on the budget last Tuesday.Distilled to its essence, his volte-face...
Coffee Makers? Try the Paint Department
WITHOUT caffeine, there is no intelligent life. At least, not at my house. So when I broke the pot to the coffee maker it was a crisis.I tried a back-up pot. I tickled the belly of the coffee maker with a wooden spoon. I made long-distance phone calls....
Cool Corn Salads Pack Up for Picnics
A FAVORITE pastime of mine when I lived in Paris was visiting charcuteries. Sometimes I just stood by the window and stared at the beautifully displayed platters of food. Other times I bought a "ticket" to one of these "culinary museums" - I made a purchase...
Couch Potatoes: Lately, They're Young Spuds
What do computer games, the family-room couch, junk food, MTV, school vending machines and the high crime rate have in common?A. They are keeping youngsters indoors and inactive.B. They are contributing to high cholesterol levels in the young.C. They...
Crime Revisited Switch in Testimony Raises Questions, Renews Dispute about 1993 Shooting
One moment, she seemed to have it all: a dream house deep in the Missouri Ozarks, good friends and Jim, a man she says was the love of her life.And the next, it was all gone. It happened so quickly, in the time it takes to pull the trigger of a 12-gauge...
Cybercash Is about to Become Part of Your Life
You've done e-mail, are you ready for e-money?Cybercash, in the form of on-line chits, smart cards, computer icons and electronic impulses you can take to the bank, is about to take off in many directions all at once.Here's a taste of what's coming.In...
Dad's Date Acts like She's One of Family
Dear Abby: My mother passed away two years ago. My father, who is in his 60s, is currently dating three women.We have welcomed several of his lady friends to our home on some occasions (picnics, dinners, etc.), but there are certain occasions when I...
Deep-Seated Fear of Commitment
SOME people, no matter how hard they seem to try, can't completely commit themselves to their partner or their marriage.One woman told me, "I think I'm committed, but my husband doesn't feel that I'm committed." It's not that she's aware of doing anything...
Deja Vu Duke of Wellington Defeats Napoleon's Army at Waterloo
Napoleon lost - again. Only, this time, tens of thousands of tourists were watching.The French Emperor's army faced off against an alliance of British, Prussian and Dutch forces Sunday in a reenactment of the battle 180 years ago that changed history...
Despite Rain, Housing Work Begins at Scott
Despite delays caused by a wet spring, work is beginning on Patriots Landing, a new $68.6 million military housing development at Scott Air Force Base.Grading is about one-third done for the project, according to Tom Goode, of TAMS Consultants Inc.,...
Developer's Dust Permeating Town and Lives, Critics Say
Friday evening, two elderly women stood on the spacious front porch of the Caregivers Inn in Dardenne Prairie, taking in a soft southern breeze. It was nice.Not like the day before, said the women, Betty Gass, 72, and Elsa Smith, 86. Smith said, "It...
Developer's Permits Are Revoked Complaints about Condition of Subdivision Spark Action
The Arnold City Council has voted unanimously to revoke the building permits of a developer because of what residents call an uninhabitable situation in the new Briarwood Manor subdivision near Richardson Road.The council made the decision last week...
Dogs' Day Canines and Masters Participate in Invitational Obedience Competition
Shiny silver poodles and Pomeranians, in the form of earrings, dangled from earlobes. Minivans in the parking lot sported "I love my German shepherd" bumper stickers. License plates were from as far off as California and Florida."We're not dog nuts....
Dole Says Clinton Should Back Amendment
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole challenged President Bill Clinton Sunday to show his sincerity on budget-cutting by helping pass a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. Dole also predicted that the final Republican plan on budget reduction...
Driving Force? `Motor Voter' Law Draws Support, Fire
Backers of the federal "motor voter" law say it makes voter registration as simple as mailing in a form or registering at a driver's license facility or other agency.Except if you live in Illinois, where registration could become more of a hassle than...
Edison Brothers near Purchase of 33-Store Chain
Edison Brothers Stores Inc. is close to an agreement to buy a 33-store chain of big-and-tall menswear shops, Chairman Alan Miller revealed last week at the company's annual meeting.The chain - Eagleson's Big-and-Tall, based in Southern California - would...
Entrepreneur Finds Untapped Market in the Inner City
Think of the inner city and images of poverty, decay, drugs, unemployment and gangs come to mind. What you don't think about is someone like Andre Medina - a successful entrepreneur.Medina co-owns America's Food Basket, a $10 million supermarket business...
Ex-Big Red Lineman Dies at Age 53
Bob Young, a former Big Red player who was a member of one of the best offensive lines of the 1970s, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at his home in Missouri City, Texas.He was 53.Mickey Young said her husband became ill at about 6:45 p.m. while...
Ex-Chief Ties Firing to Hiring Says Mayor Fired Him Because He Hired White Officer Instead of Black
The former police chief of Northwoods says he was fired last month because he hired a white resident as a police officer, after the mayor told him to hire only blacks.The chief, Kevin Neal, was fired as police chief on May 23 after a 5-4 vote by the...
Families Angry over Drunken Driving Verdict `Nobody Wins' in These Cases, Prosecutor Says
The grieving and angry families of two young Jefferson County men killed in a one-car wreck on Missouri Route 30 had come to the courthouse in Hillsboro to see justice done.They wanted the driver, 20-year-old Tony Todd of High Ridge, convicted of manslaughter...
Father's Day Came Early for New Redbird Morgan
And on the seventh day, Mike Morgan rested. He might have even snoozed right through the alarm clock this morning."I haven't been to bed in three days," Morgan said Sunday afternoon.He quickly dispelled that as an excuse for his effort in a 6-1 Cardinals...
FEMA Offers Flood Guidelines
Relief that this spring's floods seem to be over should not keep property owners from taking measures to prevent damage from more potential flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says.Much damage and inconvenience can be forestalled by relatively...
Flavors of Summer in Make-Ahead Soup
IN THE SUMMER, I entertain more spontaneously and cook much lighter fare than during the winter months. A good example of my relaxed approach to warm-weather dining took place several days ago. Some neighbors called on Saturday morning to see if we would...
Food or Skin Allergy Can Cause Dog's Itching
Dear Dr. Fox: My dog has extremely dry, itchy skin. The vet has been giving him cortisone injections. These work for a couple of weeks, then the itching begins again.The prescribed medicated shampoo doesn't work either. So what are we to do?There are...
For His Son, Well, He'll Do Anything
STANDING by the golf course pond with a fishing rod in his hand, the man felt foolish and nervous.Not that there is anything foolish about dangling a nightcrawler in a golf course pond. It's more relaxing and less costly than hacking a ball into the...
Four Tops, Temps Are Dynamite
Tops and Temps. Temps and Tops. However you stack it up, the combination of The Four Tops and The Temptations makes for a dynamite double bill. For the second time in as many years, the Motown legends performed at the Old Glory Amphitheatre at Six Flags...
Furniture `Deliverymen' Nip Scam Couple Arrested in Sting after Clerk Gets Suspicious
Three St. Charles police officers posed as deliverymen last week to arrest a man and woman suspected of operating a scam on furniture stores.Lt. Patrick McCarrick said that the two were released pending the outcome of the investigation.McCarrick gave...
G-7 Deals with Frustration, Limits
IF ALL IT TOOK was money or military might, there's not much the club of the world's top seven industrialized nations and Russia, its honorary member, couldn't do.But at their annual summit meeting, President Bill Clinton, Russia's Boris Yeltsin and...
Genetic Defense Saves Spuds Beetle-Resistant Plant Relies on Bacterium to Survive Bug War
With its bright yellow and black coloring, the Colorado potato beetle cuts an imposing figure in nature.It also cuts an imposing swath of destruction through America's potato fields.Untreated by insecticides, this pest can wipe out virtually an entire...
Guerrillas Ambush an Israeli Patrol, Killing 3 Soldiers
Muslim guerrillas ambushed an Israeli patrol in southern Lebanon on Sunday, killing three soldiers and wounding several more, said Israeli officials and Lebanese security sources.Two guerrillas were killed and one was wounded in the clash near the southern...
Hard to Deduct Cost of Defense against Criminal Charges
The law allows you to deduct legal expenses to defend yourself against criminal charges "arising out of your trade or business."No write-offs, though, for payments to attorneys who represent you on personal matters.What follows are some winners and losers,...
Help Our Children; Stop the Shooting
In one recent weekend, nine people were shot in a 13-hour period on one city block that gangs have ruled for some time now. Five of the victims were between the ages of 14 and 16. The violence later spread to another city neighborhood, where one 17-year-old...
Hotel Sleuths Keeping Workers on Their Toes
It sounds like a great summer job: Travel from town to town, try out hotels and motels, eat at their restaurants and let someone else pay the bill. There's also a modest salary involved.In this case we're talking about the way the Mobil Travel Guides...
How Strong Are Modern Shoulders?
MY FATHER was born before World War I and lived near Fairground Park in north St. Louis. When he was a high school freshman, his father told him to quit school and get a job.For a long time he lived in the Christian Science church where his father -...
How to Go about Choosing Executor for Your Estate
Q. After my wife died, my accountant suggested that I review my estate planning, and I agreed. One reason I've pushed it off is the thought of all the decisions that I'll have to make. One in particular is bothering me - who should do what to administer...
Ice Cream with Candied Ginger Is in Mint Condition
'AIN'T NOTHIN' but a vegetarian," scoffed the founder of Texas, Sam Houston, of a political rival.Times have changed. A local radio show extols "the pleasures of growing your own." Across the state, fields and gardens are blooming.In the hill country...
Ill-Fated Medicare's Money Problems Traced to Its Beginnings
A TELLING MOMENT in the annals of Medicare: Early in 1965, Lyndon Johnson and his aides discuss political strategy in a hideaway next to the Oval Office. The president's Medicare bill is stuck in a Senate committee, and he wants it voted out. NOW.A deal...
Injections May Fight Breast Cancer 40 Women Here to Get Experimental Treatment for Virulent Strain
Women with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer will be offered a new treatment with injections of genetically engineered antibodies, doctors here say.The experimental therapy was developed, backers say, to give tens of thousands of women nationwide...
It's a Secret: O'fallon Girls Soccer Team
The O'Fallon (Ill.) High Panthers may have been the best-kept secret in area girls soccer this spring.The Panthers finished 21-4, reaching the state quarterfinals in suburban Chicago earlier this month."If you're not Granite City or Collinsville, you...
Jaycees to Begin Children's Project Plan Homes to Care for Hib-Infected
A 2-year-old home for drug exposed and HIV-infected babies and children, founded by a St. Louis couple, has inspired the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce to launch a national network of similar residential-care facilities.The 75th Junior Chamber of Commerce...
Johnson Sweeps Sprints
Michael Johnson completed a rare sprint sweep at the USA-Mobil Championships on Sunday, proving to track and field's governing body that he could probably do the same at the Olympics if the conditions were favorable.Johnson, who has been requesting a...
Keeping Posted
Sam Fox Cited By Magazine</P><P>St. Louis businessman Sam Fox made more money last year than all but four other financiers in the nation, according to this week's issue of Financial World magazine.</P><P>In its annual survey...
Lancaster's 29 Is a Testament to Perseverance
One might have forgiven Neal Lancaster if he hadn't bothered to show up for the final round of the 95th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday.After shooting par-70 Thursday, Lancaster had a 72 Friday and a frustrating 77 Saturday. The trend was an...
Lasorda Makes Pitch for One Japanese Export
This is the sports department, not the business section, but this is to advise that we have a Japanese import who is thrilling the nations, both ours and his. He is Hideo Nomo, a 26-year-old righthanded power pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers who...
Lay Solid Financial Groundwork
With a classload of 18 credit hours, an internship in a kitchen design company two days a week and a 20-hour-a-week job in a store, Dena Gearhart hasn't had much time to think about her financial future.But she has laid the groundwork for her lifetime...
Legends: Exploring America's Tag Lines
A few Sundays back, a story bearing my name talked about a flap over a stamp showing a pair of GI dog tags. One World War II veteran noted that the tags were the modern sort - that is, without a notch at one end. Thus, he said, the stamp slighted his...
Lemieux Antics Stir Pot Pest Gives Friends, Foes Devil of a Time
New Jersey captain Scott Stevens begged off when asked what he thought about teammate Claude Lemieux."Let's let Claude get out of here first," said Stevens, who was sitting next to Lemieux."Well, he's, uh, interesting. . . . He always complains on the...
Look Who's Biting into Something New
CONSUMERS are showing more spunk when it comes to trying new produce. In 1994, 24 percent bought one or more unfamiliar fruits for the first time, up from 21 percent in 1992. The sense of adventure with vegetables was a greater leap: In 1994, 18 percent...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Making Memories for Dad with Recipes from Mom
ACCORDING TO the calendar, Father's Day is over for this year. But for Donna Cooper of Oakville, Father's Day is any day she cooks from one of her mother's recipes.You see, when it comes to cooking, Cooper is in the business of making memories. Ever...
Markets Developing Taste for the Exotic
EVERY SUPERMARKET sells potatoes. But if you want to find the tender, peppery green called arugula, you have your work cut out for you.Unlike the potato, arugula is an exotic, or specialty, product available at a limited number of stores, often at a...
Meet the Rams
NFL Experience: RookieCollege: TexasHometown: Washington, D.C.Age: 22Height: 6-4Weight: 248 Most Memorable Football Experience: After complaining about a teammate dropping a pass during a game, Pinkney's high school coach asked if he could do better....
Mistaken Theories about Alcoholism
After 40 years of hard drinking and cancer, Mickey Mantle's liver was shot. The entire nation hopes that the transplant will be a success.Mantle had, in recent years, gotten his drinking under control. He did it in the prescribed American way - by accepting...
Monday Memo
Ever suffer from a case of feeling off while you're supposed to be on? Ever catch the blue flu? Ever work at a pace that was more like a jog than a sprint?About a quarter of all workers don't think they are going all-out all the time while on the job,...
Money Funds Offer Enticing Yields
In recent months, investors have been pocketing big gains in mutual funds that invest in stocks and bonds. The typical stock fund rose 9.6 percent and the typical bond fund rose 8.2 percent during the five months through May.Meanwhile, money market mutual...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
"That's where I'm going. That's where I'm staying."No mas."And who uttered those words? If you guessed ROBERTO DURAN, you were . . . (the gong, please) - wrong!The redoubtable WILD "Mitch Thing" WILLIAMS, late of the California Angels and now of the...
Mr. Clean and All That: An American Obsession
ONE of the nice things about living in America in the 20th century is that, chances are, the person next to you doesn't stink. More than likely they took a shower, washed their hair, put on clean clothes and brushed their teeth.Heck, they might even...
National Front Wins in French Elections ; Far-Right Party Gains at Grassroots Level
The far-right National Front, seeking grassroots legitimacy in municipal elections Sunday, won the large Mediterranean port city of Toulon, according to projections.The National Front also won at least two small towns but lost in two of the towns where...
National Front Wins in French Elections ; Far-Right Party Gains at Grassroots Level
The far-right National Front, seeking grassroots legitimacy in municipal elections Sunday, won the large Mediterranean port city of Toulon.The National Front also won at least two small towns but lost in two of the towns where it was considered a shoo-in.Toulon...
Never on Sunday Refrain for Norman
Sunday, Sunday . . . can't trust that day.Greg Norman is one of the best golfers in the world. He is perennially in the hunt, forever a factor in nearly any tournament he enters. He has won two British Opens, 13 PGA Tour events and gobs and gobs of...
New Set of Traffic Signals Will `Go with the Flow'
A new set of synchronized signals on a very crowded Olive Boulevard may remove some old frustrations, says Freeman McCullah, the district engineer of the state Highway and Transportation Department."When there is no car, there will be no green time,"...
No Bluffing: Rock Climber Finds That His 'Worries Disappear'
Climbing the walls is the best way to relax for rock climber Craig Tope of St. Charles County. The 21-year-old biochemical engineering major at the University of Missouri at St. Louis teaches advanced rock climbing at the St. Peters Rec-Plex indoor...
Nomo-Mania Comes to Busch Tonight as la Plays Cards
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo had the Pittsburgh Pirates pleading to the baseball gods that they never see him again the rest of their lives.Pittsburgh's Al Martin, who struck out three times in Nomo's 16-strikeout effort last week, said he...
Notebook
Water On The Sun</P><P>It is hard to imagine finding water on the burning hot sun, but chemists and stargazers said they believe that is precisely what they have done.</P><P>Research in the current issue of the journal Science...
Old Opponents Recommended to Represent New City of Wildwood
The heads of the opposing campaign organizations in the incorporation election on Wildwood may be sitting at the same table when the city begins operating.Jeff Kochelek, who headed the successful incorporation campaign, has been recommended as a council...
Pasta Dishes? Firefighters like 'Em Hot
TWO FIREHOUSE cooks came up winners with these recipes in a recent contest sponsored by Tabasco pepper sauce and the French Culinary Institute.This pasta dinner was submitted by Gary Martin of the White Plains, N.Y., City Fire Department. The dish takes...
Pavin Maven of Shinnecock Tames Course with 2-Under 68, Wins U.S. Open
As the day grew long and the faces of some of golf's best grew wrinkled and ravaged, the winner of the 95th U.S. Open seemed obvious on Sunday.Shinnecock Hills, with its suicidal hazards, terrorizing winds and heartless greens, had men of steel curled...
Pavin Maven of Shinnecock Tames Course with 2-Under 68, Wins U.S. Open
As the day grew long and the faces of some of golf's best grew wrinkled and ravaged, the winner of the 95th U.S. Open seemed obvious on Sunday.Shinnecock Hills, with its suicidal hazards, terrorizing winds and heartless greens, had men of steel curled...
People
The first American in space was the last to show up at his own book signing.ALAN SHEPARD got caught in snarled traffic Thursday night in Pasadena, Calif., as he made his way to a bookstore in the rain."I know you're all saying I can go to the moon but...
Phils Acquire Van Slyke from Orioles for Pitcher
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired Andy Van Slyke from the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday for righthanded pitcher Gene Harris.Van Slyke, who came off the disabled list Friday, is hitting .159 with three home runs and eight runs batted in. He went on the...
Platinum Is Making a Comeback
When Geri Bondanza first started selling platinum jewelry 18 years ago, there were few takers for the once-popular precious metal."No one was looking for platinum anything - there was zero market for it," said Bondanza, vice president of Michael Bondanza...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Involves Hormones
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm writing in regard to your column my newspaper printed on polycystic ovary syndrome. My 15-year-old daughter was diagnosed with that syndrome this year. And I, of course, am very worried and anxious. I am concerned about her future....
Portugal Is Still Greek to Cards SF Hurler Dominates in Morgan's Debut
Mike Morgan has worn a Cardinals uniform for exactly one baseball game. Still, that's enough time to have learned one fact of life in the Gateway City.Mark Portugal of the San Francisco Giants looks like the best pitcher in the history of the game when...
Primeau's Back Problem May Put Wings Backs to the Wall
The lower back injury suffered by Detroit's Keith Primeau in the second period of Saturday's Game 1 could have dire consequences for the Red Wings in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals."We don't have another guy to go in there and do the things...
Probe of Project Raises Questions about Spending
In 1986, state Rep. Lee Preston persuaded the Illinois General Assembly to create the Child Witness Project, tucked into an obscure state agency, to train prosecutors and judges to deal with child victims of sex crimes.Over the next eight years, taxpayers...