St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 9, 1995

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'59 Aids Case Was Not Aids, Study Says Two Suggest Mix-Up in Tissue Samples
Two American scientists and one of London's leading daily newspapers are charging that the earliest known AIDS case, dating to 1959, wasn't AIDS at all. Indeed, they say, it may have been a hoax.No other AIDS cases were confirmed until 1976. Thus, possible...
Ace in the Hole Soon, Potential May Make Benes a Card
Alan Benes lived in the St. Louis area for one year, the winter he turned 14. His dad was making a short stop between lengthier working assignments. Brother Andy was a freshman at the University of Evansville.And Alan was a young baseball fan who couldn't...
A Couple of Stars for a Shining Couple
LUCY and Stanley Lopata were honored twice last week. The first time was at "Starry Starry Night" on April 1, the Miriam Foundation fund-raiser at the Frontenac Hilton. The second was last Wednesday at Washington University's Eliot Society dinner as...
Affirmative Action Backers Hear Clinton Say Yes, but. .
President Bill Clinton on Saturday voiced sympathy for white males facing economic uncertainty in a declining job market, while at the same time reaffirming his commitment to affirmative action programs that give preferences to women and minorities.And...
African Disease-And Cure-Identified
A disease that afflicts an estimated 9 million Africans with intolerable itiching and disfigurement has been identified and so has its cure, the World Health Organization announced last week.The disease, called forest onchocerciasis, is caused by tiny...
After 3-Day Minicamp, Rams Are Officially Brooks-Bonded
Camp Rich, the mini-series, is a wrap. Working title: "Getting To Know You."After five practices over three days, Rams players know a little more about the playbook, the philosophy and the expectations of coach Rich Brooks.Conversely, Brooks knows a...
Airport to Pick Expansion Plan Six Options Offered; Use Likely to Rise 82%
Lambert Airport officials are looking at six ways to get a fourth runway - a runway consultants say the airport needs to handle a traffic surge.The airport will probably pick one of the six this summer. Any of them would give Lambert three parallel runways...
A Joyful Noise the Easter Season Is a Great Time to Check out St. Louis-Area Choirs
SINGING IS Dr. James R. Kimmey's "link to sanity, a life preserver," he says. Twice each week he puts aside the pressures of his job as vice president for health sciences at St. Louis University and sings with the choir of Christ Church Cathedral."You...
A Little Background
Joe Pollack left his hometown of Brooklyn in 1947 to attend the University of Missouri where he graduated with a bachelor of journalism degree in 1952. He worked briefly in Jackson, Miss., as assistant sports editor of the Jackson Daily News, then served...
Anne Frank's Friend: Dutch Nurse Recalls Death 50 Years Ago
Her last memory of Anne Frank was seeing the teen-ager standing in the winter cold of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, wrapped only in a blanket. Beyond tears.The nurse, also held at Auschwitz, gave Anne some clothes and bread. Several days later she...
A Packwood - er, Peso - Warning
OUR TOPIC FOR TODAY is: "The Mexican Peso Crisis - An Ominous Harbinger of Global Monetary Instability, or What?"In evaluating the implications of any significant currency fluctuation, it is essential to consider fully the numerous ramifications of the...
Are Children Faking Disability? to Get `Crazy Checks,' Parents in Some States May Coach Them
The Social Security Administration now acknowledges that, in some parts of the country, a problem exists of parents coaching children to fake disabilities so they can get monthly checks.Diane Garro, a senior agency official, told a commission: "We think...
At 65, Strange Has a Winning Round
A trip up and down the crowded leaderboard at the 59th Masters provides history, drama and lots of surprise. It also reveals a missing person.Inform the authorities, call off the search. Curtis Strange has been located.Perhaps you remember Strange. He...
At the `Dudline,' Clubs Shuffle Only No-Names
The National Hockey League's annual late-season personnel shuffle is called the trading deadline, but a more appropriate name for this season's swapfest would have been the trading "dudline."Oh, there were trades before the 2 p.m. Friday deadline -...
Augusta National: A Little Heaven on Earth?
Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray Lord Byron Nelson, my soul to keep;If I don't die before I wake,One more day at the Masters, may I take.I have recited this bedtime prayer each night since arriving here.See, I'm not sure if I am credentialed to get...
Backroom Deal Greases Wheels to Get Two Crime Bills Rolling
The Legislature's two hottest crime bills this session - concealed weapons and juvenile crime - will start moving again this week after backroom dealing linking the two.The House Judiciary and Ethics Committee will hold a hearing on the concealed-weapons...
Barber Is Offering a Cut above for Springfield, Mo., Black Men
To the delight and relief of black men who regularly drove 160 miles round trip for a haircut, a black barber has set up shop in Springfield for the first time in more than a decade.Business has boomed for the barber, Arthur Tolliver, since he started...
Benefactor Battles Art Institute Kemper and School Disagree over Mission of Museum He Donated
A question over the mission of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art appears to be at the heart of a dispute between the museum's benefactor and its owner, the Kansas City Art Institute.Banker and philanthropist R. Crosby Kemper gave the $6.6 million...
Benefactor Battles with Art Institute
A question over the mission of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art appears to be at the heart of a dispute between the museum's benefactor and its owner, the Kansas City Art Institute.Banker and philanthropist R. Crosby Kemper gave the $6.6 million...
Best of Times, Worst of Times at the Masters
Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray Lord Byron Nelson, my soul to keep;If I should die before I wake,One more day at the Masters, may I take.I have recited this little prayer each night since arriving in Augusta, Ga. See, I'm not sure if I am credentialed...
Betrayed by Life, Poor Tristan Becomes Actor
THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH A novel by Peter Carey 422 pages, Knopf, $24</P><P>THE THEMATIC HEART of "The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith" is narrator Smith's native country of Efica, a tropical island chain off of Africa's southeast...
Big Banks to Get U.S. Scrutiny Analysts Will See If Fierce Competition's Breeding Too-Risky Loans
Concerned that American banks are taking more risks, top federal regulators are moving to rein in aggressive competition among banks seeking to make business and consumer loans.The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an office in the Treasury...
Big Names, Little Names on Move as Clubs Scramble to Fill Rosters
Orel Hershiser, Bob Tewksbury and Andre Dawson switched leagues and Jim Abbott, Dave Stewart and Larry Walker shifted teams Saturday in baseball's latest big changeover.Kevin Brown, John Burkett, Bobby Witt and Bill Swift also found new homes, as did...
Big Players Make Metro East the Centers of Attention
When it comes to bulky, athletic centers few stand out like Collinsville's Cory Garcia and Edwardsville's Chico Brown.Garcia is gargantuan at 6 feet 8 and 320 pounds. Yet, his size belied his skills. Garcia can feather a jumper from 10 feet or rattle...
Black Barber a Godsend for Black Men
To the delight and relief of black men who regularly drove 160 miles round trip for a haircut, a black barber has set up shop in Springfield for the first time in more than a decade.Business has boomed for the barber, Arthur Tolliver, since he started...
Boat Owners Defend `Noisy Toys' on Lake Ozark
Some big boat owners at Lake of the Ozarks believe people should be entitled to have "noisy toys," and that government regulations should not get in the way of people playing with them."The throb of an engine is just as pretty to me as the boat going...
Bonner Helps Knicks Stymie Pistons 113-96
St. Louisan Anthony Bonner scored a season-high 15 points, and his scrappy defense helped New York hold Detroit's Grant Hill to just 15 as the Knicks defeated the Pistons 113-96 in a National Basketball Association game Saturday night.Patrick Ewing scored...
Book Delves into 798 Deaths of Lead, Zinc Miners in Missouri
Mining was a perilous occupation in southwestern Missouri a century ago. Falling slabs, boulders and rocks killed dozens of miners, and scores more died from mysterious and unusual causes."Once, a pig fell down a shaft and killed a man," said Everett...
Briefs
BRIEFS PHILIPPINES Residents Make Plea For Protection</P><P>Hundreds of angry, terrified residents of the predominately Roman Catholic town of Ipil, on the island of Mindanao, pleaded with Philippine President Fidel Ramos on Saturday...
Briefs
WORLD PHILIPPINES Residents Make Plea For Protection</P><P>Hundreds of angry, terrified residents of the predominately Roman Catholic town of Ipil, on the island of Mindanao, pleaded with Philippine President Fidel Ramos on Saturday...
Building Controversy Hbe Embroiled in Disagreement in Denver
NEARLY FOUR YEARS after the city of St. Louis turned down HBE Corp.'s proposal to build a 1,100-room convention hotel here, HBE is proposing something similar in downtown Denver.In St. Louis, HBE lost to competition from other hotel development groups.But...
Busy Port St. Louisan Has Full Golf Schedule
Ellen Port of Crestwood, the area's top woman amateur, is taking aim at two flags this season:She wants another chance to represent her country.She wants another whack at the pros in the LPGA Heartland Classic here.Port hopes that those missions aren't...
California Girls - and Boys Kids Can Take a Wild Ride through Los Angeles and Orange Counties
LIKE A LOT of kids, California keeps way too much in its back pocket.We spent a long weekend rummaging through that pocket, Orange and Los Angeles counties. We missed Indy at Disneyland but thoroughly enjoyed the roller coaster in the dark. We stuck...
Cardinals' Home Opener Pushed off Kplr Due to Cable Rights
For the second successive year the Cardinals are scheduled to open with a game that will not be shown on local free television.The Redbirds start the 1995 season on April 26, a Wednesday. But ESPN has a clause in its contract with Major League Baseball...
Cardinals Sign Gilkey for One Year; Tewksbury a Ranger
Bernard Gilkey was gone 24 hours, but decided he couldn't run away from home.Set loose to be a free agent Friday night when the Cardinals didn't tender him by a midnight deadline, native St. Louisan Gilkey returned to the fold Saturday night with a one-year...
CEO Has One-Word Prescription for Mac: Marketing
In Harry Stonecipher's hard-eyed view, McDonnell Douglas has key strengths - and a key weakness."The strengths are the products. The strength that is now coming on line is being the low-cost producer," Stonecipher said."The weakness is marketing, and...
Chrysler Looking Overseas Automaker Seems to Mull Making Cars Abroad
Chrysler Corp., forced by a financial crisis 15 years ago to shed its international operations, may once again be pursuing a global manufacturing strategy.Chrysler Chairman Robert Eaton said last week that the automaker has enough capital to build a...
Clinton's Retreat from the Future
Nothing better captures the decay of the Clinton presidency from the innovative liberalism promised in 1992 to the reactionary liberalism of today than Clinton's newest "reinventing government" initiative. Unveiled late last month, it promises to reinvent...
Clinton Urges Gop to Alter Welfare Plan or Face Veto
President Bill Clinton on Saturday attacked the House Republicans' welfare plan, threatening a veto unless it is changed to provide more job training and education.And he reaffirmed his commitment both to affirmative action programs that give preferences...
Cooper Deal Is in (3Rd) Bag Pattonville Star Comes Home; Boston Gets Whiten, Cormier
The Cardinals' experiment of playing Mark Whiten at first base has ended after only three days.As projected for some time, the Cardinals sent Whiten to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, along with lefthanded pitcher Rheal Cormier. In return they acquired...
Court Allows Cut in Retirees' Benefits
By refusing to hear an appeal from a lower court, the U.S. Supreme Court last week effectively allowed employers to cut health benefits for retired workers.The justices voted to leave intact a broad ruling by a federal appeals court that dashed the...
Crenshaw, Henninger Head Free-for-All Haas among 10 within 3 Shots of the Lead with 18 to Play
Many of the names are as recognizable as your home address. Some are as green as the jacket they pursue.In the long and fabled history of the Masters Tournament, there have been few leaderboards and few rounds to match the spectacle that took place on...
`Daughters to Work Day' Provokes Parent Backlash
In a few weeks, millions of American daughters will skip school and attend work with mom or dad, an event aimed at exposing young girls to male-dominated careers and bolstering their self-esteem.But this year for the first time, organizers of the third...
Don't Pick on Gop, Readers Say
TODAY'S MENU of readers' comments offers a real smorgasbord for you to chew on - dealing with subjects ranging from the divine (the pope) to the profane (the comics).Whenever the Republicans take over the steps of the U.S. Capitol, it seems to lead...
Dormitory Custodian Leads Paramilitaries against U.N. `Plot'
As befits a former intelligence analyst, Mark Koernke of Dexter, Mich., knows things the rest of us don't.He knows, for instance, that the United Nations aims to conquer the United States, beginning by hiring street gangs to confiscate privately owned...
Douglas, the Most Creative Celtic, May Be Team MVP
He's no cult hero. Your kids aren't out shooting baskets in the driveway, dreaming of becoming Sherman Douglas. Area sporting-goods stores have racks and racks of No. 20, Celtic green, in stock, and (probably) on sale.Dee Brown seems more hip, Dominique...
Do We Work More Because We Need To?
In this era of downsizing, rightsizing, re-engineering and pursuing excellence, it's easy to believe that Americans are more overworked than ever.It's a familiar story: We have less leisure time than we used to because we're working longer hours to maintain...
Early View of the Bluffs Is Dazzling Fazio Layout Plots a New Course for Golf in St. Louis
If this is not heaven, it must be the green room.More than 100 feet below lies a pristine path embroidered into the woods. At a given time, on a given day, a group of deer could be standing sentry, a wild turkey might play through.From the lush platform...
East-Side Course Makes Grand Comeback
Fifteen months ago, Mike Murphy took a walk around the Grand Marais Golf Course. Murphy was trying to decide what to do with the course, situated in Frank Holten State Park on Pocket Road in East St. Louis.The landscape was an eyesore. Grand Marais was...
Evidence Abounds of Republican Revolution Labor Is Humbled; Figure of Power Opens Rural Inn
A RIP VAN WINKLE, falling asleep before last fall's election, would awake astonished at the transformation congressional Republicans have achieved as they approach their hundredth day in power.The ins are out. The outs are in. The national conversation...
EVIDENCE ABOUNDS OF REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION Series: THE CONTRACT AND YOU
A RIP VAN WINKLE, falling asleep before last fall's election, would awake astonished at the transformation congressional Republicans have achieved as they approach their hundredth day in power.The ins are out. The outs are in. The national conversation...
Fab 5
Kite-flying too sedentary a spring fling for you? Shake the dust off the old two-wheeler or strip the packing off the new one and head into a headwind or two. But where to, you say? Local cycling cartographers had these suggestions: 1. The Great River...
Families Don't Get Gjust Deserts in Palm Springs
IF YOU DON'T enjoy golf, wallowing in mud baths, or Bob Hope's humor, is there any reason to visit California's most famous desert oasis?Absolutely. Especially if you've got kids in tow and your idea of fun runs to hiking, immersing yourself in a completely...
For Antique Lovers: Some Things Worth Singing About
IN A CHARMING little hideaway in Alton, crammed with antique treasures, Jo Anne and Wayne Smiley have been cocooning on weekends and vacations whenever they can. The two popular musicians and teachers found that after 20 years in the public school systems...
Ford Floats New Ideas America's Cup Race Paying Off
Companies spend big money to sponsor multimillion-dollar America's Cup racing yachts, buying prestige and international media exposure.But Ford Motor Co.'s support for Young America is paying different dividends - Ford engineers who helped design the...
Freeze on Assisted Living Draws Support, Protests
All the experts agree that assisted living - help with meals and medication, and activities in a retirement apartment - helps the elderly.But operators of assisted-living complexes are fighting over a moratorium on new residential-care facilities - Missouri's...
Friends with Feathers
When I returned to my office one afternoon, a note on my desk read: Call home.Great. Just what I need. I glanced at my watch. It was 3:30 p.m. the bewitching hour for the working mom. Kids are home from school and for the next hour-and-a-half you juggle...
Good News at Kinkaid Lake: No Homes on the Horizon
Two nice things happened at Kinkaid Lake this year. No. 1, the plan to build up to 2,500 homes around the lake was put on hold and maybe shot down. No. 2, the length limit on bass was changed.Kinkaid is a 2,750-acre water-supply and recreation reservoir...
Gordon's .500 Batting Average Pretty Impressive in NASCAR
This is scary to contemplate, but it's a fact:With a bit of luck, Jeff Gordon could have won all six of this season's NASCAR Winston Cup Series races going into the First Union 400 on Sunday at North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway.As it is, Gordon, 23, has...
Graphic History Lesson `Ireland' Tells of Past While `City' Is Pure Fantasy
CITY OF LIGHT, CITY OF DARK A Comic-Book Novel Story by Avi; art by Brian Floca 192 pages, Orchard Books, $7.95 (paper) IRELAND A Graphic HIstory By Morgan Llywelyn and Michael Scott Illustrated by Eoin Coveney 176 pages, Element Books,...
Green Play Turns Irwin Blue as He Putters along to a 71
Hale Irwin is like a kid who knows his Christmas present is hidden somewhere in the house. He just can't find it."I've felt like I'm on the verge of something really good," Irwin said. "But I don't know if I'll get there in time."Irwin finished his round...
Hard-Charging Harry Talent and Tenacity Got Stonecipher to the Top
Harry C. Stonecipher could have made his living from the earth, following his father and grandfather into the coal mines of northeastern Tennessee.He chose the sky instead.Stonecipher joined General Electric Co.'s jet-engine division after college and...
Harold Ross' Mission
GENIUS IN DISGUISE Harold Ross of the New Yorker By Thomas Kunkel 497 pages, Random House, $25</P><P>MANY BIOGRAPHIES these days are exercises in reductionism. A biographer studies a famous person's life, decides the one thing that...
Headliners When It Comes to Pulling a Look Together, Hats Are Tops
ANN TATE NEVER misses a chance to buy a new hat."I love hats. I love hats," she says. "I love hats because hats make you look so elegant with a suit."She owns more than 100 hats and keeps some in her basement but most tucked away in "a special closet"...
Healthy Carriers of Bad Genes Protected Eeoc Says Law Bars Job Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the Americans with Disabilities Act protects healthy people carrying abnormal genes against employment discrimination.The commission's finding was released quietly last month. It is the first federal document...
HIV Carrier Infected 3 Women, Police Say
St. Louis police say two women and a third, who died March 25, had unprotected sex during long-term affairs with a man who infected them with the virus that causes AIDS.The suspect, Robert Warren, never used condoms and showed no signs of remorse when...
`Holy Place' Hospital Was Right Site for Matter of the Heart after Dual Transplant
The invitations for the wedding of Steve Gambrel and Holly Blake carried this proviso: "unless Steve has a change of heart."On March 20, the 23-year-old University of Texas student literally had a change of heart - and lungs - in a double transplant...
How to Get a Line on Good Cruise Deals
JUST BECAUSE you're cost-conscious doesn't mean you can't afford a cruise. You just have to know how to shop.Obviously, working with a travel agency with clout can be a plus.Larry Fishkin of The Cruise Line Inc. in Miami says a knowledgeable agency...
Hundreds of Kites Soar above Forest Park Bermuda-Born Festival Boasted 80s, a Breeze
Don't worry, Melissa. The Wright Brothers probably had a few rough days themselves.Melissa Lin, age 2 1/2, was one of thousands who tried their luck Saturday at the third annual Great St. Louis Kite Festival in Forest Park. With temperatures in the mid-80s...
Implant Spells Independence for Man Electronic Stimulator Lets Student, 21, Write, Feed Himself, Use Phone
Kevin Hara, 21, slowly and deliberately grasped a pen and wrote:"The sky is blue today."It's an easy task for a first-grader. But when Hara wrote that simple sentence on Jan. 15, it marked a breakthrough in communication - and independence.Hara is paralyzed...
In the End, Cooper Deal a Matter of Course
Scott Cooper picked up and left his golf game after six holes at the Gateway Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday.Playing with Boston Red Sox teammates Roger Clemens and Eric Wedge, Cooper said, "I was getting ready to hit this ball and this guy...
Intriguing Crime Novel That Turns into a Real Novel
COMPLICITY A novel by Iain Banks 299 poages, Doubleday, $22.50</P><P>`COMPLICITY" starts as a crime thriller about a Scottish reporter who seems to be the target of a frame-up by a moralistic serial killer. But just as you're in the...
Is Girl's Murderer Really `of Equal Standing ... Worth'?
FEDERAL MAGISTRATE Mary Ann Medler gazed sternly at the jury as she read them their instructions. She read carefully and slowly."This case should be considered and decided by you as an action between persons of equal standing in the community, of equal...
Japanese Mayors Dispute Claim That A-Bombing Was Necessary
Underscoring a wide perception gap between Japan and the United States, the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have sharply challenged the prevailing American view that the nuclear attacks on their cities were necessary to end World War II.Nagasaki Mayor...
J. Pulitzer IV Leaves Post-Dispatch Was Vice President/administration
Joseph Pulitzer IV has stepped down as vice president/administration of Pulitzer Publishing Co. to become a consultant for the company, which owns the Post-Dispatch and other media properties.Pulitzer, the fourth Joseph Pulitzer at the Post-Dispatch,...
Jury Saw Glove; Juror Is Dismissed and, in O.J. Trial, Fung Admitted Error
Developments last week in the O.J. Simpson trial:Monday: Police criminalist Dennis Fung showed jurors for the first time a bloody glove that was found behind O.J. Simpson's estate. The defense argued for the right to question Deputy Medical Examiner...
Just Call the Guy Romantic Yep, We're Talking about Graham Parker
FOR MUCH of his career, whenever Graham Parker's name appeared in print, it was usually attached to a label such as "rock's angry man."It's not hard to see how that image came about. Many of Parker's early songs were defined by his ability to mix venom...
Keyboard Concerto: Carl Stone Makes His Computer Sing
I think that watching somebody play electronic keyboards is about as interesting as watching somebody iron.Laurie Anderson, from a 1955 interviewEXPECT no pretense when Carl Stone appears in his New Music Circle recital next Sunday at Washington University's...
Know Your Antiques
Dear Ralph and Terry: Are coloring books collectible?Coloring books have been around for 100 years. Those from the 1960s are of most interest to collectors. At that time, coloring books were based on television programs and movie characters. They're...
Lack of Money or Self-Destruction?
President Lyndon Johnson was the War on Poverty president. He tried to solve the problem of systemic and enduring poverty by putting more money in the hands of the poor. Johnson also created educational and training programs to provide poor people with...
Language of Love Seems to Be Learned, Not Innate
While hair and eye color may be determined by genes, the way that a person is able to express love and share love is shaped entirely by experience. That, at least, is the word from researchers at the University of California-Davis who have been studying...
Leg Pains Could Have Variety of Causes
Dear Dr. Donohue: In recent months, you have mentioned "claudication," a condition that seems to apply very much to me. I am a woman in my mid-50s. I walk regularly.Last summer, I started getting cramplike calf pains. I cannot walk briskly anymore. Does...
Lost to Aids Test That Lied: 19 Months out of 2 Lives
When Ron Jones' supervisor told him he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, Jones cried like a baby. At 6 feet 1 inch tall and 250 pounds, he was hale and hearty, and happily married.Nineteen months later, he requested another test and...
Lou Fusz St. Louis Open Is Gone after Long Run
Lou Fusz is trading his golf ball for a soccer ball.After 15 years, the Lou Fusz St. Louis Open is kaput.Instead, the local car dealer plans to sponsor a 16-team soccer tournament for youths 14-and-under. Two teams from Japan and one from Brazil have...
Lpga Players Eager for More Heartland
The easiest forecast of the sports year is predicting which of the 144 LPGA players will return for the second GHP Heartland Classic."All of them," said Mark Hersch, a publicist for the event at Forest Hills Country Club. "We had 18 of the 20 women money-winners...
Major Leaguers Find Victory Has a Price
Donald Fehr and the players association firmly believed that a major-league salary cap would cause the end of Western Civilization as we know it.After 234 days on the golf course, the players have returned to the stadiums to discover a startling new...
Maple Leafs End Skid as Hogue Helps New Team Beat Winnipeg
Newcomer Benoit Hogue had a goal and an assist and the Maple Leafs beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 Saturday night in Toronto to win for the first time in four games.Mike Gartner, Mats Sundin and Mike Ridley also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won three...
Marketers Discover That Youth Is a Fountain of Sales
What's a bigger market than 18-to-34-year-old women (35 million), than the "mature" 55-to-69-year-olds (31 million) and teens (24.8 million)?Surprisingly, it's the under-12 market.More than 18 of every 100 Americans are kids. Collectively, those 50 million...
Mccall Beats Holmes Back into Retirement
Oliver McCall retained the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship against Larry Holmes when Father Time got into the act in the second half of the fight Saturday night at Caesars Palace.Holmes, 45, used all the tricks and knowledge of his long...
Mcnamara Shares Grief, Failure of Vietnam
Robert S. McNamara, once a champion of the escalation of the Vietnam War, says in a memoir to be published in the coming week that he has now concluded that the United States "could and should have withdrawn from South Vietnam" in late 1963 after the...
`Melrose' Phenomenon: Who Knew? Fans Mob Series' Creators and Stars at Gathering in Los Angeles
THE villains, vixens and valiant of the "Melrose Place" cast sauntered out center stage, and the audience went wild.This was, after all, an evening honoring the actors and creators of Fox's nighttime soap opera for the twentysomething crowd, part of...
Melting Pot NCAA Tourney: International Mix of Character, Characters
The NCAA Tournament's harmonic convergence at the Kingdome came by way of what has become a global Final Four autobahn - and its precarious, impossibly varied tributaries.Nothing less than the demise of communism, for instance, paved the way for UCLA...
Memphis: Where America Learned to Rock
ALL OF A SUDDEN in the 1950s in Memphis, two previously separated cultures, one black, one white, had a collision.Unlike what had happened in Little Rock in 1957 (which I remember as if it were yesterday) and what happened in Memphis on April 4, 1968,...
Men Admit Blowing Up Falls to Tame Ride Rapid Had Been Held in Awe by Boaters
A federal judge is pondering how to assess restitution from men who blew up an underwater rock formation, turning a white-knuckle river ride into one far tamer.Seven men admitted that they blew up Quartzite Falls, a violent rapid on the upper Salt River...
Mixing and Mingling on Metrolink
Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzleThat while you watched turned into pieces of snowRiding a gradient invisibleFrom silver aslant to random, white and slow.There came a moment that you couldn't tell.And then they clearly flew instead of fell.-...
Modest Proposal for Those Who Donate Organs
Dear Ann Landers: I read with interest the compelling letter you printed from Bruce Bowden, chairman of the National Kidney Foundation. He was asking readers to become organ donors.Let me tell you from firsthand experience what a delicate and difficult...
`Mommy Track' Has New Meaning for White
Laura White finished her college track career at Southeast Missouri State University in 1989 with four NCAA Division II titles. Then she took the next four years off and started a family.Most mothers would deem raising a child as enough work for one...
Mood Italiano Source: Adrian Cornell
If you happened to be around St. Louis before 1975 and, like so many people, enjoyed a meal or two at Rose's Italian Restaurant, you probably get a haunting feeling today when you enter Giuseppe's. The artwork, the paneling, some of the mirrors look...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Upon Further Review salutes well-motivated athletes every chance it gets. And boxer JORGE LUIS GONZALEZ has certainly earned our plaudits.He can't wait to fight RIDDICK BOWE for the heavyweight title in something called the World Boxing Organization....
Mr. Undefeated Becomes First Four-Time All-Metro Wrestler
After a high school career highlighted by "firsts," Scott Schatzman adds another unique tribute to his file: the first high school wrestler to be named to four All-Metro teams.Schatzman, the first undefeated four-time state champion in Missouri high...