St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 2, 1994

Aces Are Wild in Men's Final at Wimbledon
For almost two weeks, Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic blasted through Wimbledon, blitzing opponents with powerful, pinpoint serves. They each lost just one set.They are headed for a slam-bam Sunday final to the 108th men's championship."It's going...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I've been told that my Chihuahua has a skin allergy. He scratches and licks himself all day. The vet put him on prednisone with a dosage of one to two tablets a day.The result of this medication was that my dog gained an enormous amount...
Arafat Kisses Soil of Gaza but 1st Speech Appears to Send Mixed Messages to the Israelis
Yasser Arafat kissed the ground of Gaza on Friday, after 27 years of exile. Triumphantly, he vowed to extend the struggle for a Palestinian homeland to Jerusalem, which Israel claims as its eternal capital.The Palestinian Liberation Organization chairman...
As Festival Veteran, Diver's View of St. Louis Holds Water
Diver Kent Ferguson is an expert on U.S. Olympic Festivals.He's been to all nine that have been held since 1983.The diving competition splashes down today, and Ferguson hits the water Sunday. But already he gives high marks to this Festival."If not the...
Attached Greenhouse Can Be Built Inexpensively
Q: I want to add an attached greenhouse, or sunspace, but I am on a limited budget. I want to use it for living space, heating my house and growing plants. Is there some way to build an inexpensive, do-it-yourself one? - P.Z.A: Using inexpensive materials,...
Blatant Drug Dealing Throws Spotlight on Switzerland's Dark Side
"Help me! Help me, you pigs!" Vera screamed, hurtling blindly through mud strewn with syringe wrappers in search of a heroin fix.Oblivious to the cries of the once-pretty redhead running by, Franz squatted beside the muddy path looking for a vein in...
Bosnia Policy Squeaks Past Vote in Senate
President Bill Clinton ducked an embarrassing congressional rebuke over his handling of foreign policy on Friday as the Senate endorsed the continued arms embargo against Bosnia by the narrowest of votes.By a 50-50 roll call, senators rejected a proposal...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS BREWING Budweiser Name Battle On Hold</P><P>The world's largest brewer and its tiny Czech namesake have agreed to let the foam settle for another three months in their protracted battle over the use of the brand name Budweiser.</P><P>The...
Briefs
IllinoisEAST ST. LOUISVolunteers Sought For Cleanup ProgramThe AmeriCorps national service project is coming to East St. Louis, where the federal government is looking for 20 participants to clean and restore neighborhoods, parks and schools.The U.S....
Briefs
PEERLESS PARK Fireworks Dealer Gets 3rd Rebuff From Court</P><P>The Missouri Court of Appeals at St. Louis denied a request Friday by a Peerless Park fireworks dealer to order officials there to let him sell fireworks.</P><P>Mark...
Briefs
KOREAS North Accepts Proposal For 2 Presidents To Meet</P><P>North Korea accepted a South Korean proposal Friday that their presidents get together twice during their summit meeting unaccompanied by large entourages of aides.</P><P>But...
`Bring Back Scott Stevens'; Blues Say They're Trying
The Blues officially joined the Scott Stevens Sweepstakes on Friday morning.After the National Hockey League published its list of free agents, Blues President Jack Quinn called Stevens' agent, Richard Bennett, to express the Blues' interest in bringing...
Brothers Muse about Life in Rink's Fast Lane
When John and Ramona Muse decided to bulldoze a lot and erect their rink of dreams, they weren't fretting over luring the masses to Des Moines, Iowa. Any voice they might have heard had simpler ideas.If you build it . . . you can stay home."Most people...
Cable Can't Turn off Competition
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the so-called must-carry rules included in Congress' 1992 law to re-regulate the cable industry. The rules require cable operators to carry most over-the-air or broadcast TV stations whether they like it or not. They...
Cardinals Scale Rockies Trailing 6-0, Birds Rally in Slugfest 9-7
When the the National League's worst pitching staff meets the NL's second-worst staff, the situation is likely to come to blows.And so it did, figuratively and literally, as the Cardinals outslugged the Colorado Rockies 9-7 in front of a paid and pumped-up...
Cards Bring Rockies to Heel Winning Streak at 5 after Jefferies Paces Rout
Two of six stitches remain holding a healing gash together in the back of Gregg Jefferies' right heel. Jefferies called that spot "still a little sore."His limp before the Cardinals' 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night hinted the injury...
Cards Stay on Fast Track Offense Railroads Rockies in Fifth Win in Row
Considerably slower than MetroLink, the Cardinals' offense seems to have arrived - finally - at the National League station.Not surprisingly, Gregg Jefferies played the role of engineer."We're finally scoring like we scored in spring training. This really...
Chance Sighting Leads Ralston to Festival
In late May, Steve Ralston was competing with the Scott Gallagher soccer team in the Open Cup regional championship game in Harvester.A loss that day to the Wisconsin Bavarians ended Scott Gallagher's season. But in the crowd was Bob Gansler, the U.S....
Clinton Lauds College Loan Plan
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON said Friday that his administration's retooling of the nation's college loan program will give millions more the gift of learning.Under the changes announced by the Education Department, college students now will be able to pay...
Clinton Rebuffed on Health Plan Senate Finance Committee Rejects New Payroll Tax on Large Firms
In a setback for President Bill Clinton, the Senate Finance Committee voted Friday night to shrink the scope of health reform. It rejected a new $50 billion payroll tax on large companies and scaled back standard insurance benefits.In a series of close...
Counselor Urges Jews to Stay Active in Rights Fight
Jews can improve relations with blacks by becoming more involved in the struggle for economic and educational equality for minorities, says Avi Granot, counselor for church and ethnic affairs at the Israeli embassy in Washington.Granot was in St. Louis...
Country Singer Joins in `Nation's Party'
FAITH HILL was named top new female vocalist by the Academy of Country Music last spring, but to hear her tell it, singing at the 15th annual "A Capitol Fourth" concert on Monday may be the highlight of her life so far.She'll be performing onstage from...
Daytona No Vacation for Red-Hot Wallace
If Rusty Wallace wins today's Pepsi 400 on the tri-oval track at Daytona International Speedway, the good 'ol boys of NASCAR will be shaking their heads and wondering if anyone can stop the St. Louis Express.Wallace, 37, lives in Concord, N.C., but still...
Democrats Agree to Much of Edgar's Plan
Democrats in the Illinois Legislature accepted much of Republican Gov. Jim Edgar's revenue plan that they had derided as "magic money," incorporating it into their own plan for a new state budget Friday.As described by Democratic House Speaker Michael...
Don't Close Book on Mu's Booker as NBA Prospect
Bernie Bits:So why did classy Missouri guard Melvin Booker get bypassed in the National Basketball Association draft?Here's what a couple of NBA scouts told us:Booker was too slow - and unpolished as a ballhandler - to be a true point guard. And he was...
Don't Rain on Their Parade Something Old, Something New
The funnel-cake booths are up, the humidity is rising and the airplanes are primed. The VP Fair is back."We're iced up and ready to go," Bob Hook, manager of a beer and soda booth near the south leg of the Arch, said Friday. "We didn't forget a thing."The...
Experts' Doubts, Brazil's Power Don't Faze American Upstarts
The soccer experts don't give them much chance against mighty Brazil, but then the Americans never were expected to beat the Soviet Union on the way to winning Olympic hockey gold in 1980.The U.S. World Cup team, facing probably its most important match...
Feud between Karate Masters Connected to Rape in New York
A female karate student walking in New York City may have been the victim of a decades-old grudge between two Japanese karate masters, prosecutors said Thursday.The woman, a Long Island resident and black belt candidate, was walking through Manhattan's...
Fired Up: `Pure Adrenalin' as Festival Opens
Was Tim Bryan having the time of his life Friday night under the Gateway Arch?"Yes, I am," he said, borrowing a phrase from the television commercial.Bryan, 32, a catcher-outfielder in fast-pitch softball, was one of 2,200 athletes taking part in the...
For Baptist Pastor, Youth of World Are His Ministry
West Side Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis honored its pastor, the Rev. Ronald L. Bobo Sr., recently as "a shepherd with a big heart."Bobo also has become a shepherd with a big flock.Besides leading the 1,800-member West Side congregation, Bobo...
Former Vivette Making a Big Name for Herself
Jennifer Scott is in town for the Olympic Festival. And so is Raegan Scott. Not to mention J. Raegan Scott. Truth be told, they're one in the same."Half my family calls me Jennifer. Half of them call me Raegan," Scott explained. "I was on a basketball...
Head Trauma Sparks Tests for Accused Serial Killer
Accused serial killer Lorenzo Fayne of East St. Louis - scheduled for trial in three weeks on the first of five murders for which he is charged - won court permission Friday to spend up to $2,500 on tests to determine if he suffered brain damage as a...
Health Reform Suffers Setback
In a setback for President Bill Clinton, the Senate Finance Committee voted Friday night to shrink the scope of health reform, rejecting a proposed new payroll tax on large companies.On a 13-7 vote, the panel deleted a 1 percent payroll tax on employers...
Hearing Both Sides of the Telephone Squabble
Dear Ann Landers: You have been misinformed by the cellular telephone industry. BOTH sides of cellular and cordless phone conversations can be received on scanners. The cellular industry has spent millions of dollars to give the public the false impression...
Help Yourself!
Allegro remote Does anyone have instructions for a remote control made by Allegro, model MBC 300P? It controls TV, VCR and cable, but I need the codes to operate it. - UnsignedAngus steak - I am looking for a source for prime, aged Angus steak filets....
Homage to Hagar and His Colleagues
MAYBE YOU'RE not the Mickey Mouse type. Perhaps you can't relate to Yosemite Sam. Could be you have no interest in sporting a garment festooned with a beer label or the name of a university that you did not attend.Bruce Kasanoff will happily clothe you...
Hot Pirates Beat Reds, Move 5 1/2 Games Behind
Orlando Merced continued to excel with runners on base, driving in the go-ahead runs with a two-run double in a four-run eighth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates stayed hot with a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in a National League...
Illinois Leaders Wheel, Deal but Have No Budget
Government leaders haggled over a new state budget Friday, making offers and counteroffers and accepting much of the Edgar administration plan that Democrats had derided as "magic money."When the wheeling and dealing ended, neither Gov. Jim Edgar nor...
Independence Day the Fourth of July Is Far from a Celebration for Some Pet Owners
JULY FOURTH, the day the nation observes its independence, will be the day when many household pets assert theirs, too. And a sad thing it will be for many of their owners."It's our big weekend," says Nancy H. Grove, director of the Animal Protective...
International Contenders Give VP Fair Run Its Strongest Field
With some of the best American athletes in town for the U.S. Olympic Festival, the VP Fair Run has taken on an international look.Runners from Mexico, Morocco, Belgium, Kenya, Poland and New Zealand are among the top contenders in Sunday's 10,000-meter...
Liability of Parents of Unlicensed Driver
Q: I know a young man who spends the summer in another state; he doesn't have a driver's license. His summer job involves driving a van on private property. Another youth who has a driver's license was driving the van outside the property and turned...
Making a Splash: Mosaic of Sights, Sounds on Opening Night
Their stage was a slant of grass that welcomed spectators to the U.S. Olympic Festival's opening ceremony under the Gateway Arch.One block up on Broadway, fleeing commuters, arriving Cardinals fans and baffled Festival goers were jammed bumper to bumper....
Mission Improbable in Rwanda
Like the earlier U.S.-initiated mission in Somalia, France's Operation Turquoise in Rwanda seems rooted mainly in humanitarian concerns. But the dangers of intervening in Africa's civil wars, even for humanitarian reasons, have become apparent from the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
You could say that Boston Red Sox fan ALAN SHAWN FEINSTEIN is burning for a World Series title. Not literally - but close.Seems Feinstein plunked down $99,000 last year to buy the original copy of the 1920 contract that shipped BABE RUTH, then a Red...
News, Politics Get More Jolting, Less Reflective
THE DRAMATIC, televised flight of O.J. Simpson and the less exciting courtroom drama that followed were good examples of the advantages - and limitations - of electronic news. Its immediacy has had a profound impact on how political business is done...
No Horsing around in Show Jumps at New Melle
If you go to the U.S. Olympic Festival show jumping in New Melle and sit in the stands with your eyes closed, just listening, you can confuse the event with the sharpshooting held down the road.Most of the comments will be on the same theme: all about...
Not All Dogs Disappear on Their Own
WHAT DO YOU do if you think your pet was stolen or picked up by a dealer in stray and stolen animals? If you lose a pet, especially if you live in a rural area, it's a possibility you may have to face.Eastern Missouri is one of the stolen pet capitals...
Officials Tired but Happy as Festival Begins
Like proud parents at the start of their child's all-star game, the folks bringing you the U.S. Olympic Festival were beaming Friday morning.Chairman Duane Christensen and executive director Mike Dyer looked tired but sounded ecstatic.The event, five...
O's Pitcher Allows 5 Hrs in 5 Innings but Still Is Winner
The Baltimore Orioles and California Angels tied a major-league record by combining for 11 home runs Friday night in the Orioles' 14-7 victory.Jeffrey Hammonds hit two homers for Baltimore and Mike Mussina got his 12th victory despite giving up five...
Over Coals Clean Air Action Threatens Right to Pork Steaks
We in St. Louis hold this truth to be self-evident: That barbecuing pork steaks is among the inalienable rights of man.Now, some government bureaucrats are threatening to take away that right, or at least limit it, all in the name of clean air.But before...
Pentagon Cites `Multiple Human Error' in Choppers' Downing
A Pentagon report on the downing of two U.S. helicopters in northern Iraq by American jets points to "multiple human error," senior Defense Department officials said Friday.Twenty-six people were killed in the accident April 14.The pilots of the U.S....
People
DAN QUAYLE continues as a hot draw on the bookstore circuit. This week in Denver, he dropped into a convention of Christian booksellers to sign 1,500 copies of his memoirs, "Standing Firm."Some people stood in line for 4 1/2 hours - a phenomenon that...
Phone Customers Find Tolls Anything but Free
A gas station owner in south St. Louis County was shocked to find two recent telephone bills with $2,000 in long-distance calls to phone sex lines. A former employee later admitted making them.In Kansas City, Ken and Kathy Paton were billed $90 for calls...
Police Solve Seven Killings after Three Are Committed
St. Louis police recorded three new homicides Thursday night but solved seven on Friday.The homicide total for this year stood at 125 on Friday, a record pace.In the first slaying, Spencer Brown, 51, died Thursday afternoon of a gunshot wound in front...
Ritter Star White Ready for Coming-Out Party
"Stay at home Jahidi! Stay at home Jahidi!" Tulane coach Perry Clark screamed.Our Town's - and soon to be Georgetown's - Jahidi White had just blown a defense.Seconds later, still on defense. White swooped to the baseline and swatted a shot into the...
Silver Lining Kwan's Emergence Salvages Bizarre Year
About this time last year, a California teen-ager arrived on the national figure skating scene and became an instant media darling. That was partly because of her size (4 feet 7 inches, 77 pounds) and partly because at 13, she was the youngest competitor...
Simply Stunning Dress for a Special Wedding
Dear Eunice Farmer: I have been invited to a very special wedding as a guest, and I need advice on the type of dress I should make. I like simple lines and don't want to be overdressed. Please give me a pattern and fabric suggestion.I have selected Butterick...
Simpson Courtroom Sees Grisly Photos Two Neighbors Tell of Victim's Howling Dog
Two neighbors of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Simpson, described Friday how her agitated dog had led them to her body lying in "a river" of blood on the walkway leading to her town house.The stark account by the witnesses, who were shown color photographs...
Simpson Hearing Sees Grisly Photos Defense Mystery, Dog's Howl Highlight Day
A lumpy manila envelope containing mysterious evidence added still another twist to the O.J. Simpson murder case Friday, while testimony about a dog's plaintive howl cast doubt on his alibi.Municipal Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell said that the envelope...
Some Israelis Cry, `Death to Arafat,' Block Roads
Hundreds of angry Israelis took to the streets Friday to protest against PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's arrival in Gaza, but Foreign Minister Shimon Peres called it an important day for peace.In guarding the life of a Palestinian who was once the country's...
Sports Shorts
Two Solid Favorites In Tour De France</P><P>The Tour de France, cycling's most prestigious event, begins today in Lille, France, with 189 riders, only two of whom are considered to have a chance for the title.</P><P>They are...
Stallings Today Is a Healthy, Happy - Avenging Angel
ON A CLEAR, SUNNY morning, Patty Stallings is standing barefoot on the front step of her sprawling suburban mansionette, watching the workers who have come to finish her swimming pool and deck. She is wearing baggy blue- and red-checked shorts, a black...
St. Anthony's Shifts Units Will Expand Outpatient Care
St. Anthony's Medical Center is consolidating its three psychiatric and chemical dependency units to reduce inpatient care and expand clinic care.The hospital will convert one of the three units to other medical services, including physical rehabilitation....
St. Louisan Lives It Up in `Once-in-Lifetime' Chance
It was all happening so fast for Laura Guignon. Three days earlier, she was playing in a Missouri Valley tennis tournament in Wichita, Kan., and her best hope for seeing the Olympic Festival was to buy a ticket.Then came the call from St. Louis, and...
Stung by Loss, Kv Considers Its Options
KV Pharmaceutical Co. said Friday that it had hired an investment banking firm to help it assess "strategic alternatives."The announcement accompanied publication of the Brentwood-based drug company's worst financial performance in recent history. ...
Talented Swimmers Eye '96 Games in Atlanta
U.S. Olympic Festival swimming opens today at the St. Peters Rec-Plex with a field that is deep and gifted and has its sights on Atlanta and the 1996 Summer Olympics."You've got some of the up-and-coming talents in swimming here," said Kevin Perry of...
The New Communist Threat?
Five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the communists are making a comeback. Of course, they don't call themselves communists; they prefer some variant on socialist. And, of course, they don't call for a return to a one-party state based on a...
The Princess and the Pea
ONCE UPON A TIME and long ago, a prince lived with his parents in a beautiful castle. When the prince turned 21, his parents, the king and queen, decided it was time for him to marry."Son," said the king, "you must marry soon.""And no one else will do...
Thomas Carves Extreme Niche on Voting Rights His Perspective on Redistricting Fuels Strident Dissent on Court
THE REV. JESSE JACKSON was fuming recently about Justice Clarence Thomas and the prospect of the Supreme Court considering several pending voting-rights challenges to congressional redistricting."We'll lose 5-4, and Clarence Thomas will cast the deciding...
Torch Song: Athletes March in for `10-Day Party'
The strong bodies are here, 2,200 of them. Their torch and dreams are burning as brightly as the July sun, so let the games begin.St. Louis kicked off its big weekend Friday night with the opening of the U.S. Olympic Festival. Two young athletes made...
Torch Song: Parade, Music Open Olympic Festival
The strong bodies are here, 2,200 of them. Their torch and dreams are burning as brightly as the July sun, so let the games begin.St. Louis kicked off its big weekend Friday night with the official opening of the U.S. Olympic Festival in a torch-lighting...
Torre Tells Pena He Wasn't a Target
Geronimo Pena said he "just felt bad" driving home Thursday night from Busch Stadium. He left earlier than expected, ejected from the Cardinals' 9-7 victory.Pena charged Colorado pitcher Darren Holmes after Holmes hit him with a pitch in the sixth inning.Despite...
When Lifting Weights, Lower Them Carefully
Dear Dr. Donohue: At my workout club, we use weight machines a lot more than we do barbells, dumbbells and the rest. I am not complaining. I like the idea, because it permits you to change weights more easily. I notice that some members let the weights...
When Stalled Car Rolls, Driver Panics
Dear Tom and Ray: I had a problem with a runaway car. I had a 1977 Delta 88 Royale with 35,000 miles on it. I was driving up a slight hill and stopped at a stop sign near the top. The car evidently stalled out, and I didn't realize it. I had depressed...
Women Break Barriers at Wineries
DAWNINE DYER'S footsteps echo as she walks the concrete floor of Napa Valley's Domaine Chandon winery. Six dozen 14,000-gallon stainless-steel tanks tower above her, as if standing at attention for the 43-year-old winemaker."It's amazing how much is...
World Cup Gets a Day of Rest to Count Noses Some Teams Are Riding High' Others Are Trying to Regroup
Friday was rest day at the World Cup, and given the heat and the dizzying events of the last week, it couldn't have come at a better time.A lot of heads need to clear, and rosters have to be double-checked to see who's still around.Argentine star Diego...