St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 23, 1994

1970 Visit Here Called a Highlight of His Presidency Nixon Drew Big Pledges in Region
RICHARD M. NIXON made one short, but especially successful, visit to St. Louis during his presidency. It was June 25, 1970, an overcast and typically humid summer day.One news story called the visit a "high water mark in his presidency."Although Nixon...
400 Haitians Enter U.S. despite Policy
More than 400 Haitian refugees, the largest group the U.S. Coast Guard said it has ever intercepted on a single vessel, were brought ashore Friday.In an exception to the U.S. policy of routinely stopping Haitians at sea, the 414 refugees were brought...
4 of 5 Callers to IRS Fail to Get through, Agency Says
Chances of getting the Internal Revenue Service on the telephone dropped again this year.Only about one in five callers to the IRS' toll-free advice line got through, down from about one in four last year. Just five years ago, about half of all callers...
6 Adults Convicted for 19 Children in Filth
A JUDGE CONVICTED five women and one man in the neglect case in which 19 children were found living in squalor; poverty is no excuse for raising children in filth and apathy, the judge declared.Judge James B. Linn said Thursday that cramming 19 children...
9 More Measles Cases Spotted at Principia Clinics in Elsah Offering Free Inoculations
Nine more students have contracted measles at The Principia academy in St. Louis County, health officials said Friday.Now, 31 students at the academy have measles - up from 22 on Thursday, said Dr. Linda A. Fisher, the county health department's chief...
Allowances: When, How Much
TO LEARN about money management, youngsters must have real money of their own to manage. Rather than handing a youngster a sizable sum of money, or doling it out a dollar at a time, a weekly allowance gives the child a source of income that he or she...
Ambush Crunches Cleveland 26-6 in Opener
The two highest-scoring teams in the National Professional Soccer League opened what was supposed to be a shootout series for the championship Thursday night at The Arena.But in Game 1 of the best-of-five set, the Ambush did most of the shooting and...
Are You a Spender or a Saver?
NO MATTER how much we have or don't have, money affects our mood, our marriage, our goals, our dreams and our personalities.In America, our great land of opportunity, the 1980s proved to be the decade of the spender. The indication thus far is that the...
Baseball Finally Gives Fisk, Son Time Together
In batting cages and dugouts at spartan ballparks, on long bus rides down Midwestern highways, a father and son are making up for lost time.The father is Carlton Fisk, one of baseball's greatest catchers, a prospective Hall of Famer, and the man who...
Behind Scenes Guilfoil Helps Clinton Cause
Bernie Bits:Scooplet: Don't count out Jerry Clinton just yet. Very quietly, he's held preliminary discussions with the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers about a potential move to St. Louis and is getting behind-the-scenes assistance from St....
Berry: Blues' Shoddy Play `Mind-Boggling'
The bodies were willing but the minds were weak.The Blues finally muscled up and came out hitting in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Dallas Stars.The Blues didn't have their thinking caps on at crucial times. And that helped cost...
`Black Bible Chronicles' Speak Language of Urban Youth
P.K. McCary, a black mother of three, thinks Bible stories written in the vernacular of urban youth might hook a few youngsters on a badly needed message of hope.For instance:"The Almighty bless and keep you.He makes His face shine down on you.And is...
Board Accused of Racist Firing
The University City School Board has fired a black principal of a mostly black school, setting off shouts of outrage and charges of racism.Superintendent Lynn Beckwith, who is black, recommended keeping Sandra McPherson-Wayne, principal of the McNair...
Bosley Outlaws Gun Shows Here Producer of Events at Cervantes Expected to Put Up Legal Fight
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has banned gun shows from the Cervantes Convention Center.The lawyer for a major gun show producer responded Friday that Bosley lacks the legal authority for the order. The lawyer expects to challenge the order in court.Bosley...
Briefcase
NATIONAL MARKETING Mother's Note Leads BIC To Drop `Spaz'</P><P>The feelings of a 14-year-old boy with cerebral palsy led BIC Corp. to flick a line of its pens.</P><P>The company dropped the name of its new "Spaz" pens...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUIS Firm President Denies Accusations Of Fraud</P><P>Michael A. Luhr, president of Luhr Brothers Inc., a Columbia, Ill., contractor, said Friday that accusations in a civil suit filed this week by federal officials...
Calling Their Bluff: Missouri Boats May Deal Poker
Ante up!That time-honored poker call could become legal here early this summer, if the Missouri Gaming Commission issues licenses for the game as planned.Poker is one of the few casino games in America where players compete against one another - not...
Cheek: Wife Played No Role in Schemes
Malcolm Cheek said in court Friday that his wife, Stephanie, is guilty of nothing but loving him.Cheek said his wife had played no role in a scheme to defraud banks of $1.4 million, as the government says.Testifying at a hearing in federal court, Malcolm...
City Embraces Victims of Walnut Park Bombing Friends, Family, Strangers Honor Drug-Crusading Couple
Neighbors, friends and people who never met Calvin and Denise Bailey, whose home was damaged by a firebomb Wednesday, are praising the couple's bravery in taking on the drugs and mayhem on their street.The firebomb heavily damaged the roof and living...
City School Board Bypasses Low Bidder
Minority subcontractor Jerry Johnson says he will miss out on $50,000 and three months of work because the St. Louis School Board rejected a general contractor's low bid for remodeling at Roosevelt High School.The contractor, Vince Kelly Construction...
Clinton Gives Fed Two New Voices
President Bill Clinton picked two new members for the Federal Reserve on Friday, choosing economists that analysts say may help shift the board away from a hard-line policy of raising interest rates to prevent inflation.In the first Democratic nominations...
Clinton Warns Serbs of `Other Options'
Underscoring NATO's ultimatum to Bosnian Serbs on Friday, President Bill Clinton warned that other options would have to be considered if demands for a cease-fire are ignored."If what we are doing doesn't work, I will consider other options," Clinton...
Court Makes Msd Board Legal Again Officials Can Name Trustees without Circuit Judges' OK
The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday removed a roadblock that prevented trustees of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District from doing business.The court ruled that St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz"...
Credit Card Use Would Help Schools Plan Offers Break to Banks That Donate Part of Charges
Whipping out the plastic to pay for dinner or a new compact disc could help your local school, if legislation pending in the Illinois House becomes law.The House Education Committee unanimously passed legislation this week that would give tax breaks...
Doran Throws Caution to the Ambush Momentum in Npsl Finals
The caution lights must have been flashing furiously in Daryl Doran's mind Thursday night.His Ambush had just chewed up the Cleveland Crunch 26-6 at The Arena in the opener of the National Professional Soccer League's championship series. But Doran was...
Ewing Leads Way as Knicks Breeze to 48-Point Win
The New York Knicks had one of the easiest games in team history on one of their most difficult days.Hours after forward Anthony Mason was suspended for insubordination, Patrick Ewing had 26 points and 15 rebounds in the Knicks' 130-82 romp over the...
Ex-Clerk of Pontoon Beach Indicted Town Lost $160,000 Because of Her `Incompetence,' Officials Say
"Willful incompetence" by a former clerk of Pontoon Beach cost the village at least $160,000 and probably more, authorities said Friday.The former village clerk, Mary Warren, 53, was indicted on three counts of official misconduct and two counts of forgery...
Family and Therapist Help Solve Her Problems
Dear Ann Landers: I just read the letter from "Heartsick Mother in Indiana," whose 15-year-old daughter, "Polly," is involved with a less-than-desirable boy. Ann, I've walked in Polly's shoes, and this letter is for her.Dear Polly: I know you feel your...
Finally, Good Judgment
The demise of the nomination of Gary Gaertner for a federal judgeship should be no surprise. The longer his name was stalled at the White House, after a merit panel picked him from a group of three, the more apparent it became that he did not meet the...
Flood Spurs Call to Halt Times Beach Incinerator
With another round of Meramec River flooding fresh in mind, a St. Louis County Council member has begun a new effort to try to block construction of a dioxin incinerator at Times Beach.Councilwoman Geri Rothman-Serot, D-Frontenac, wants county health...
Griffin Introduces Bill for New Vote on Gambling
The Legislature has reintroduced a constitutional amendment to legalize gambling. It is identical to the one voters defeated April 5.At the same time, the Missouri Gaming Commission has moved to license four riverboats to deal blackjack and poker only.The...
Grumbles on Clinton's Global Stand
AFTER 15 YEARS on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Richard Lugar is accustomed to being summoned to the White House by a president who outlines his approach to some difficult foreign policy problem and asks - or demands - that members of...
`Hair' Draws Crowd of Old, New Hippies
ALL in all, it was a pretty good "Hair" night.The venerable show, such a shocker 26 years ago but almost staid today, opened a brief run at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, with a crowd of more than 3,300 on hand - many wearing their parents' head bands...
Hata Picked as Japan's New Leader
Party leaders of Japan's ruling coalition officially chose Foreign Minister Tsutomu Hata on Friday to be their candidate for prime minister.He will replace Morihiro Hosokawa, who has admitted that he failed to report $276,000 in income to tax authorities.Hata,...
Hillary Clinton Meets Press, Pleads Her Case She Gives Details on Whitewater, Investments
In a long and extraordinary news conference Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her big gains in the risky commodities market and her ties to a failed Arkansas savings and loan.She suggested that her desire for "a zone of privacy," her opposition...
In the Spotlight
Chris NortonPosition: Designated hitter-catcherClass: A at Savannah, Ga.Throws: Right Bats: RightAge: 23Highlights: In the first inning Tuesday, Norton belted his third home run of the season, and the blast held up for a 3-1 victory over Columbus,...
Is Thermo-Lag Safe?
Industrial Testing Laboratories Inc. of St. Louis has admitted to committing serious fraud in testing one of the most widely used fire-retardant materials in the nuclear industry. Last week, the company pleaded guilty in federal court to helping falsify...
Jobless Have Tips for Wheat Welfare Is Focus of Tour Here
Ask Elaine Sombright about welfare reform and you'll get specifics on how the program can be improved to get women off the rolls and into a job.Poor women need child care they can count on, plus reliable transportation, she said.Sombright, 32, of St....
Latest Facts, Figures on Fats and Carbohydrates
Dear Dr. Donohue: You are forever touting carbohydrates as the ideal food for athletic endurance. Fine. But I don't think you can claim that they are harmless so far as weight gain is concerned. I believe you will get just as fat if you gorge on carbohydrates...
List of Those Who Passed Missouri Bar Examination
Here is the list of those who passed the Missouri Bar examination given in February, as released Friday by the Missouri Supreme Court. Of the 308 people who took the test, 264 passed, 42 failed and the results were incomplete for two.Abeles, Michelle...
Made for a Princess: The Cultured Pearl
WHEN Patton Hasegawa's pearl choker broke last week during a performance of the Holy Roman Repertory's "Catherine the Great," she plucked some of the pearls from her decolletage and threw them at her co-star, John Grassilli.Never one to miss a moment,...
Mandela Reassures Brokers Says Economy Must Rely on `Market Principles'
Trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange stopped for 15 minutes Friday as Nelson Mandela assured shirt-sleeved stockbrokers that his party, the African National Congress, would seek economic stability.Mandela's message came three days before an election...
Mavericks Defeat Crippled Rockets
Jamal Mashburn scored 28 points and Jim Jackson added 22 as the Dallas Mavericks handed the injury-depleted Houston Rockets a 107-95 defeat Friday night in the National Basketball Association.The Rockets were without center Hakeem Olajuwon and guard...
Mayor Tells Teens to Halt Killings Take the First Step, Bosley Says at Vashon
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. went to the heart of the matter Friday when he kicked off the St. Louis part of a nationwide "Let's Stop Kids Killing Kids" project.Speaking to about 200 students at Vashon High School, Bosley said programs, police and politicians...
Mcdonnell Stronger Than Rivals, Says Chief
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is stronger financially and strategically than any of its rivals, Chairman John F. McDonnell told shareholders Friday."I like our current position in the defense industry," McDonnell said at the company's annual meeting. "I wouldn't...
Mediator Joins Truck Talks Top Federal Officials Requested the Move
Late Friday, the striking Teamsters and the trucking companies agreed to federal arbitration to help settle the nation's 17-day-old truck strike.Both the Teamsters union and Trucking Management Inc. (TMI), the negotiating arm for the 20 struck firms,...
Meramec's Knierim at 600 and Counting
Celeste Knierim of Meramec Community College recently became the nation's second junior-college softball coach with 600 victories.And if first baseman Janis Swiderski can keep up her hitting pace, Knierim might get the first national championship of...
Mistreated Buffalo Soldiers Get in Some Licks for Honor
"What are these people?" Mark Matthews remembers hearing bystanders shout when he came to Washington more than a half-century ago, one of the black soldiers transferred to a still-segregated capital.Sgt. Matthews was one of the Buffalo Soldiers, black...
`Money' Blues Will See More Green(s) Soon
At least the Mighty Bucks - a k a the Blues - tried. The Blues left their flash, dash and cash in the locker room, put down their copies of the Wall Street Journal and made a concerted effort to pinball the Dallas Stars around the home rink.For a while...
`Money Doesn't Grow on Trees' Advice on Teaching Kids How to Squirrel Away Some Savings
Americans have the lowest rate of savings in the industrialized world, and more than 700,000 personal bankruptcies were declared in 1991. Our children can avoid being statistics if parents start now teaching them how to save money. Neale S. Godfrey,...
Moorer First Lefty Heavyweight to Win Title
It would be a lefthanded compliment to call Michael Moorer the heavyweight champion.But that's what Moorer, a southpaw, is after outpointing Evander Holyfield to win the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association titles Friday night....
More Flood-Aid Money Set for Missouri
The federal government is giving Missouri and many of its major cities almost $80 million in additional aid to help victims of last year's flooding.The money has few strings attached. But most of it is expected to be used for the remaining buyouts of...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Food for Thought: It's hard enough for the Chicago Cubs to swallow losses in their first eight games at Wrigley Field.Now they have found that there's no free lunch.On the last day of spring training, general manager LARRY HIMES told his Cubbies that...
Murder, Evil Spur Search for Meaning, Faith amid Chaos
LATELY I'VE been having trouble sleeping.It could be the oak pollen, which swirls in chartreuse drifts on every flat surface in my house. It might be a shift in metabolism as the solar eclipse approaches, I don't know.To combat insomnia I have tried...
Mu's Spring-Game Players Caught in Draft
Through the fledgling stages of his collegiate coaching career, new Missouri football coach Larry Smith fussed over how to enliven the always-anticlimactic spring game."Usually, it's put your first two units on one side of the field and the rest of the...
New Siding Materials Look like Brick, Stucco
Q: I want new siding on my house, something that will add some insulation. What new types of very low-maintenance siding are available this year? Is there a way to simulate real brick, stone or stucco with siding? - F.P.A: Some new siding materials have...
Nice Guy, Not Power Thinker, to Lead Japan `Moderation and Harmony' Fill Coalition's Needs
TSUTOMU HATA BEGAN using wooden business cards when he was promoting Japanese wood products two decades ago. He still carries them.When, as one of the Parliament's agricultural experts, he began pitching silk, he switched to silk underwear. He continues...
Nixon Dies after Days in Coma
Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died Friday (April 22, 1994), four days after suffering a stroke that had left him in a deep coma. He was 81.The former president died at 8:08 p.m. St. Louis time at New York Hospital, said...
Old Friends and Foes Laud Nixon
As Richard Nixon remained in a deep coma Friday, near death, some of the former president's old enemies joined his old friends in praying for his health.Barry Goldwater once said he wouldn't trust Nixon, his fellow Republican, "from here to that phone."...
Overhauling Labor Act Is Challenge
THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION has targeted one of organized labor's most sacred legal protections as part of its effort to streamline the federal government.The administration wants to overhaul the Davis-Bacon Act, the 1931 labor law that sets "prevailing...
Pantera: Rebellion in the Extreme
PANTERA'S music can be considered many things: an unholy marriage of speed metal and grindcore, a high-decibel spew of rage, crude and unusual punishment. It's many things indeed, none of them pretty. But late in the band's set at a sold-out American...
Pecos Bill and the Cyclone
A LONG TIME ago, down in Texas, there was plenty of room and even more sky. Only a few pioneers lived out there. One of those folks was Pecos Bill, the youngest of 13 children.Bill was always pretty different. When he was born he refused to drink his...
People
BARBRA STREISAND left nothing to spontaneity when she opened her tour this week in London. TelePrompters displayed everything - not just lyrics but also patter and ad libs.Even so, 10,000 cheered her madly; some had paid $740 for scalped tickets.When...
Phillies Groom Farmhand as the Closer of Future
The talk all winter in Philadelphia had rookie Rick Bottalico replacing traded Mitch Williams as the closer for the Phillies. Considering Bottalico's 20 saves and 2.25 earned-run average last season in Reading, Pa., fans were excited about the possibilities.Bottalico...
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: MISCELLANEOUSSt. Louis: Federal authorities alleged Friday that Tommie L. Penson...
Praised Be `Big Daddy' Wilkinson Will Be a `Sugar Daddy'
The praise has been so consistent and voluminous, maybe Dan "Big Daddy" Wilkinson should bypass the National Football League. Go straight from the halls of Ohio State to the Hall of Fame.The pre-draft tributes have come from near and far:Carolina Panthers...
Quality of Grape Is Called Key to Quality of Wine
WHAT DETERMINES the quality of a wine? Observers of the wine scene have been saying for some time that the focus has turned from the winery to the vineyards. As a form of technological parity has been reached in the most advanced wineries, winemakers...
Regular Brake Cleanings Can Clean out a Car Owner's Wallet
Dear Tom and Ray: A woman who is a member of our deaf support group was told she needed her brakes cleaned regularly. The cost was $60. I have worked on cars for many years and have never heard this. I think this is a con job. What do you think? - GilbertTom:...
Remaking Film Classics for the Small Screen
MOST producers would be too intimidated to remake classic movies for TV. Not Robert Halmi Sr.In the past year, his RHI Productions has reincarnated "Gypsy" and "Call of the Wild." And he's currently in production on "Scarlett," the eight-hour CBS miniseries...
Review Raises Questions about Antoine's Company
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s office did not improperly influence the granting of special status to a company owned by the father of a Bosley aide, a city review has concluded.But the review raised questions about the granting of the minority status to...
Richard Milhous Nixon
On the death of Richard Milhous Nixon, it is appropriate first to recall the achievements of the nation's 37th president. They were considerable. He reopened relations with China after more than 20 years of icy distance between the two countries. He...
Richard Nixon: A Career of Triumph and Scandal Political Life Remarkable for Its Breadth and Depth
IN THE LAST YEARS before his death Friday, Richard Milhous Nixon, demonstrating a resiliency that characterized his political life, reappeared from his shadowy, self-imposed exile after his resignation from the presidency. Through his writings, his...
Russia, Ukraine Reach Accord on Splitting Black Sea Fleet
Russia and Ukraine tentatively agreed Friday that over 80 percent of the prized Black Sea Fleet would be turned over to Russia, but they remained at odds over where the navies should be based.The future of the fleet, the crown jewel of the former Soviet...
Sarong Skirt Is Quick, Easy and Contemporary
Dear Eunice Farmer: Everywhere I look, I see the sarong-type wrap skirt shown. They look easy to make. What kind of fabrics work best and what length should they be? Please suggest an easy-to-make pattern; I might even make some for my daughters.I love...
Serbs Face New Threat from NATO
Prodded by President Bill Clinton, NATO warned the Bosnian Serbs on Friday that they would face airstrikes unless they immediately halted their unrelenting attack on Gorazde.U.S. Ambassador Robert Hunter said the alliance's warplanes could attack very...
Serbs Face New Threat from NATO Alliance's Warning of Air Raids Is Designed to Protect Gorazde
Prodded by President Bill Clinton, NATO warned the Bosnian Serbs on Friday that they would face airstrikes unless they immediately halted their unrelenting attack on Gorazde.U.S. Ambassador Robert Hunter said the alliance's planes could attack very soon...
Shaq and the Admiral Go Coast to Coast for NBA Scoring Title
As the NBA season ends Sunday, the tightest scoring race in 16 years concludes with Shaq vs. The Admiral, from 2,400 miles apart.The races for postseason berths were not nearly so close.The eight Western Conference teams in the playoffs were decided...
Sky May Be Limit for New Indy Engine
The Indianapolis 500 is just around the corner, and this year's "Greatest Spectacle In Racing" already has a curious twist.Just how fast will the Roger Penske race cars go in the qualifying May 14?Penske, erudite car owner and entrepreneur, almost always...
Smith Gets 8th Save Faster Than Anyone
Lee Smith got his eighth save quicker than anyone else, and Ben McDonald became the first American League's first four-game winner as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Friday night.McDonald (4-0) struck out three and walked one in...
Social Security Is Solid
Though the Social Security retirement fund is not broken, House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski wants to fix it. And the repairs he would make consist largely of shrinking the program, though a tax increase is contemplated, too. Mr. Rostenkowski...
Sports Shorts
Former KC Quarterback Krieg Signs With LionsThe Detroit Lions signed quarterback Dave Krieg, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs the last two seasons, to back up Scott Mitchell. Terms of the deal, which was announced Friday, weren't disclosed.The...
Sports Shorts
Former KC Quarterback Krieg Signs With LionsThe Detroit Lions signed quarterback Dave Krieg, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs the last two seasons, to back up Scott Mitchell. Terms of the deal, which was announced Friday, weren't disclosed.The...
Springer Withstands Conditions, Leads by 4
Mike Springer found birdies a little harder to come by Friday in the Greater Greensboro (N.C.) Open, but three of them were enough to give him a comfortable lead.Springer shot a 3-under-par 69 in conditions reminiscent of past GGOs for an 11-under-par...
Stars Dump Blues Again Cavallini's Ot Goal Dooms Former Team
Ex-Blue Paul Cavallini scored the game-winning goal at 8 minutes 34 seconds of overtime, giving the Dallas Stars a 5-4 victory over the Blues in Game 3 of the NHL's Western Conference quarterfinal series Friday night at The Arena.The victory gives the...
Tale Waggers Secretaries Spill the Beans on Bad Bosses
A true dog of a task got top honors this year in the "Bad Boss Contest."The competition, sponsored by the Women's Alliance for Job Equity, focuses on those dumb, petty and weird assignments only a bad boss would assign.This year's judges gave the grand...
The Nixon Enigma Former President, Both Admired and Despised, Aroused Strong Passions in Hearts of Americans
RICHARD M. NIXON was the 37th president of the United States and the only one to resign.An ambitious and enigmatic political figure, he thawed relations with the communist world but could never escape the stain of the Watergate scandal that drove him...
Wakaluk Stands Tall, Cuts Blues Down to Size
Dallas Stars goaltender Darcy Wakaluk doesn't let much bother him, so he merely shrugged off Alexei Kasatonov's last-ditch, game-tying goal and went back to work."It's a little discouraging to lead 4-3 and have them score with 28 seconds left," Wakaluk...
Whiten Hittin' 15-Day Dl; Cards Call Up Louisville's Mabry
Hittin' Mark Whiten has had a slow start at the plate for the Cardinals. Now, that slow start has turned into a standstill.The Cardinals put him on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Monday. He suffered a pulled rib-cage muscle during...
`Wild Thing' Helps Cards Rally, Win
Usually, Mitch Williams on the pitcher's mound will mean victory for the Houston Astros. On Friday night, that and Todd Zeile's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning meant a 6-5 victory for the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.Scott Servais...