St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 20, 1995

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Affirmative Action May Still Be Saved
Life is filled with great debates. For example: Is Certs a "breath mint" or a "candy mint"? Is Miller Lite "less filling" or does it "taste great"? So it is with most of the current debate about affirmative action.We have little agreement over what good...
Agencies Try to Freeze Smuggling of Freon
Five federal agencies are joining forces to stop the international smuggling of Freon.DuPont's Freon is the best-known brand name for CFC-12, a type of chlorofluorocarbon that is used as a refrigerant, solvent and aerosol propellant. It is being phased...
Ame Church to Target Gop Plan Leaders Call Contract Political `Smoke Screen'
The Republicans' Contract with America is likely to face fire and brimstone this week during the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church meeting here."I see the contract as a smoke screen for racism and an attempt to turn the clock...
Attendant Slain in Arnold Shooting at Service Station Part of Interstate Crime Wave
The man wanted for killing a service station attendant in Arnold also is suspected of killing a man in Memphis, Tenn., and critically wounding a woman near Bloomington, Ill., authorities said Monday night.The shootings occurred Monday within about 9...
Bi-State Carries 50 Million Metrolink Use Is Up 77 Percent This Year
MetroLink passed a milestone Monday night when it pulled into the Stadium Station with Bi-State's 50 millionth passenger for the year.The lucky passenger was Bryan Pope of Trimble, Tenn. He was headed for Busch Stadium with his twin brother, Bruce, and...
Bi-State Delivers Its 50 Millionth Passenger Metrolink Use Is Up 77 Percent This Year
MetroLink passed a milestone Monday night when it pulled into the Stadium Station with Bi-State's 50 millionth passenger for the year.The lucky passenger was Bryan Pope of Trimble, Tenn. He was headed for Busch Stadium with his twin brother, Bruce, and...
Bosnians, Rebels Battle All Day North of Capital
Government forces battled rebel Serbs Monday for control of supply routes north of Sarajevo vital to the Serbs' siege.Government forces made substantial gains around Sarajevo last week, according to U.N. officials, and at least temporarily cut two Serb...
Briefs
MISSOURI SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI ACLU Won't Sue School District</P><P>The American Civil Liberties Union says it won't sue a school district in Aurora that employed a teacher who allegedly called a fifth-grader a "devil worshiper" and...
Briefs
CALIFORNIA Drunkenness Suspected In Deaths Of 8 In CrashA car jammed with 11 people crashed in flames after being hit from behind by a pickup with an allegedly drunken driver at the wheel. Six children and two adults were killed.The crowded car, a 1968...
Briefs
WASHINGTON Mother Teresa Addresses Mrs. Clinton On AbortionMother Teresa told Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday that abortion was "a great, great evil.""Jesus Christ said, `Whatever you do to the least, you do to me.' That is why abortion is such a great,...
Briefs
ROCKWOOD SCHOOLS 5% Pay Raise Offer Stands, Board Says</P><P>The Rockwood School Board voted 5-2 Monday night to stand by a 5 percent salary increase offered to the district's 1,100 teachers.</P><P>The vote came the same day...
Can Private Charities Do It?
House Speaker Newt Gingrich undoubtedly is sincere in arguing for private charities and volunteers to take over more of the responsibilities and services provided by Great Society programs that his party is in the process of dismantling. But a debate...
Cardinals No Match for Nomo Japanese Hurler Pitches Dodgers to 5-2 Victory
That booster shot the Cardinals received when manager Joe Torre was fired and Todd Zeile was sent packing appears to have worn off.The Cardinals dropped their third in a row Monday night when they were flummoxed 5-2 by Japanese righthander Hideo Nomo...
Carr Will Take a Run at Coaching Celtics
M.L. Carr never has coached. His boss doesn't know if he can. Yet the Boston Celtics director of basketball operations took the coaching job Monday after a long search.Carr is devoted to changing the somber mood surrounding the once-proud franchise and...
Channel 5 Heads Pack on Ratings Sweeps Period
CHANNEL 5 remained the 900-pound gorilla of St. Louis television in the May ratings sweeps period, dominating every major time period.If that's all you really want to know, feel free to nap for the rest of this item. But for number crunchers, here are...
Chechen Rebel Has His Roots Deep in Past His Ancestors Fought Czar, Bolsheviks
SHAMIL BASAYEV, THE guerrilla commander who held hundreds of hostages in a hospital in southern Russia, inherited a long and proud ancestral tradition of suicidal resistance to invaders of his native Chechnya.Central to that tradition was the Basayev...
Chechen Rebels Head for Home over 100 `Volunteers' Ride along as Human Shields
About 75 Chechen rebels and more than 100 people acting as their human shields rode buses down winding back roads Monday heading back to Chechnya.The bus trip ended the siege in which the rebels grabbed 1,500 hostages and forced the Russian government...
Chechen Rebels Head for Home `Volunteers' Ride as Human Shields
About 75 Chechen rebels and more than 100 people acting as their human shields rode buses down winding back roads Monday heading back to Chechnya.The bus trip ended a siege in which the rebels grabbed 1,500 hostages and forced the Russian government...
Clinton Offers Apology to Gay Officials
President Bill Clinton has apologized for the "inappropriate and insensitive" actions of White House police who donned rubber gloves during an official visit by gay elected officials.In a letter to the officials who attended the meeting, Clinton said...
Commission-Free More Firms Offering Life Insurance without the Sales Pitch
It has become feasible over the last decade to buy most financial products without paying a commission. The chief exception has been life insurance, but change is in the air.The Transamerica Corp., a financial-services giant based in San Francisco, outlined...
Councilman to Push Residency Bills Municipal Employees, Board Members Would Be Affected
St. Charles City Councilman Arthur Castile wants to force a vote tonight on two apparently doomed bills to require municipal employees and members of local boards to live in St. Charles.The council will consider the bills at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 200...
County Leads the Region in Home Building through May This Year, Work Was Started on 1,129 Houses
St. Charles County has overtaken St. Louis County as the most active home-building area in the region this year, according to figures from the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis.Through May, work had begun in St. Charles County on 1,129 houses,...
Court Backs Exclusion of Gays from Parade Event Is Form of Free Expression, Justices Say
St. Patrick's Day parade sponsors have a free speech right to exclude homosexuals or any other group they disagree with, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a case from Boston.A parade is a form of free expression, and the sponsor is the speaker...
Crews Get `Fair' Start on Arch Grounds
Joggers and sightseers have returned to the St. Louis riverfront, along with big, orange city water trucks that spray silt and muck from sidewalks.Now it's time for Jeff Berger.Berger supervises a construction crew on the Gateway Arch grounds, erecting...
Cruel, Ineffective, Immoral
Arguments about whether Missouri's method of executing prisoners is cruel and unusual, and the ongoing debate about the guilt or innocence of death row inmate Larry Griffin, have attracted attention in recent days. But both of those cases ignore the...
Damage Control Jefferies Goes on Dl, Phils Deal for Van Slyke
When dire necessity, lingering disability and great opportunity all collide, the result is Andy Van Slyke. At least it is this time.Gregg Jefferies to the disabled list. Van Slyke from the Orioles for relief pitcher Gene Harris. Ryan Karp up from Reading...
Deal Creates U.S. Banking Giant
First Union Corp. will buy First Fidelity Bancorp. for $5.4 billion in a record deal, creating a banking behemoth with 2,000 offices from Connecticut to the Florida Keys.The all-stock transaction, announced Monday, represents the largest marriage of...
Demolition to Begin on Justice Center Project Preservationists Continue to Fight against $50 Million Plan
Demolition is expected to start today in Courthouse Square in Warrenton, as county officials proceed with plans for a $50 million justice center and preservationists fight to keep the old courthouse.The long-unoccupied Recorder's Building will be the...
Devils See Flap over Trap as Pure Pap Wings Look for a Way around, or through, Jersey's Defense
Yap. Yap. Yap.Trap. Trap. Trap.It's the talk of the Stanley Cup Finals.The evil New Jersey Devils use it. The Detroit Red Wings despise it. Television analysts Barry Melrose and Mike Milbury, both former National Hockey League coaches, want to ban it.No...
Dole to Foster: Nomination Will Go to Floor
Dr. Henry Foster won assurances from Sen. Bob Dole Monday that his nomination as surgeon general would be brought before the full Senate. But the embattled nominee probably still faces a filibuster.Dole, the Senate majority leader and a contender for...
Emerson Wants to Ease Disasters' Impact on Insurers
WITH THE COSTS of natural disasters reaching unprecedented heights, Rep. Bill Emerson and other lawmakers are moving to protect insurance companies from catastrophic losses and force more Americans to protect themselves.Emerson, a Republican whose district...
E. St. Louis Schools May Hire Adviser Board Urges Position for Local Accountant
The East St. Louis School Board, hoping to stave off a total takeover of the district's finances and the mass firing of the business department, proposed Monday night to hire a local accountant as a consultant.The accountant is Charles Stewart, who is...
Ex-Illinois Treasurer to Seek Simon's Seat
Former State Treasurer Pat Quinn said Monday that he intended to run for the 1996 Democratic nomination to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Paul Simon and planned to formally declare his candidacy next week."I've already tested the waters. The water's fine;...
Fair's `Patriot Pins' Were Made in China
How patriotic are organizers of this year's Fair St. Louis?As patriotic as cost and availability will allow, they say.The first-ever 1995 "Patriot Pin" is tucked in a plastic packet double-stamped: Made in China. The lapel pin and a pile of coupons come...
Fireworks Go on Sale Today for Holiday Many Changes over Years, Say Dealers, Especially Cost
The big top is up. Lights are in. Tables are in place. Stacks of baskets are piled chest-high waiting to be filled. On grand opening day, "it looks just like Macy's at Christmas," said Rick Gorzynski.He was talking about Fireworks City, one of many...
First Father's Day, Then Father's Way for Sutter Family Ties Prompt Blackhawks Coach to Call It Quits
Darryl Sutter's passion for hockey, as a player, an assistant and a coach, has ruled his life for years.But when it came time to choose between his sport and his family, he knew what he had to do."I didn't agonize over it. It was reality, it was the...
For Hostages, Fear Was First, Then Boredom
A freed U.N. soldier from Canada said Monday that he feared for his life on the first day of his captivity when Serbs shackled him in an ammunition dump as a deterrent against airstrikes.A Serb video of Capt. Patrick Rechner, chained to a pole and blinking...
For That Kindred Spirit, Louis Has a Remedy
A GREAT PAIR is supposed to be sexy, and I have quite a set, even if they are fakes.Nature is rarely generous when it comes to passing out fangs.I had my fangs custom-made in Washington, D.C., for $75. When I wrote about them, I was told no one in St....
Four Killed in Highway 94 Accidents over Weekend; Four Others Injured
Four people died in accidents on Highway 94 in St. Charles County over the weekend. Other accidents seriously injured four more.Michael J. Boffa, 18, of Augusta, was killed Sunday when the truck he was riding in ran off the eastbound lane of Highway...
Gramm Says Dole Is `Too Committed to Tax and Spend'
Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, said Monday that his chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination - Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan. - was "too moderate, too committed to the old ways of Washington of tax and spend."That's why Dole is a two-time...
Grinstead Leads North to 3-2 Win over South in Senior All-Star Game Area Coaches Unite as Driving Force Behind the Successful Competition
Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday, Les Hager was able to relax a little bit."At that point, I didn't think there was anything more I needed to do," said Hager, president of the Eastern Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association. "Before that, there...
Group Conceived in '70S Still Pursues Peace, Justice in '90S
THE YEAR WAS 1970, and America was in the throes of the anti-war movement.At college campuses across the country, students and professors were protesting the war in Vietnam, and St. Louis University was no exception. Particularly vexing to many was the...
High and Dry Passengers Live It Up on Grounded Riverboat
Passengers aboard a paddlewheeler mired on a sandbar whooped it up Monday for a second day, calling out, "We want more beer!" to people ashore.Others on the first voyage of the American Queen, the largest riverboat ever built, hitched an unceremonious...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:Eighth GradeJennifer Arbogast,...
Honor Roll
Students at Hardin Middle School, 1950 West Elm Street, St. Charles, must have a B average with no more than one C and no D or F grades to make the honor roll.*Indicates straight A's.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade*Susan...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Dominic High School, 31 St. Dominic Drive, O'Fallon, must have an average of 3.8 for First Honors and 3.2 for Second Honors.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:SENIORS First HonorsSandra Appleton, Ann Boschert,...
Hooked on Paranoia
The combination of a federal agency doing its job and parents suspicious of government intrusion has spelled silliness in the case of Hooked on Phonics, the heavily promoted reading program. The Federal Trade Commission insisted that all it was trying...
Hormone Shock Study Finds Hormone Innocent of Inciting Aggressive Action
Tired of all the references to "testosterone poisoning?" and "testosterone shock?"Do you think that's it unfair to blame the so-called male hormone for war, dictatorships, crime, Genghis Khan, Sly Stallone, the NRA, the NFL, Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf...
Huggins Can't Take the Heat Coach Decides to Stay in Cincinnati
Bob Huggins was ready to leave the University of Cincinnati and begin a career as a National Basketball Association coach last Wednesday after he underwent his second round of interviews with the Miami Heat.He felt the same way Thursday and most of the...
Illinois Firm Acquiring Duchesne Bank Takeover Is Estimated at $13.5 Million
Duchesne Bank of St. Peters would be acquired by Firstbank of Illinois under an agreement signed last week.Firstbank would exchange 500,000 shares of stock for Duchesne, said David Waggoner, the executive vice president of Firstbank. Firstbank stock...
Internet Delivers Senators on Web Missouri House Members Also in Cyberspace
Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., offers free travel advice to anyone in the world intending to visit Washington.Is the senator moonlighting as a travel agent? Hardly. He simply is taking advantage of technology to reach out to his constituents in a new way.Ashcroft...
Junior League Program Kicks off the Season Nine Weeks at St. Andrews Runs through Aug. 9
The Junior League program at St. Andrews Golf Course is off and running.In its 20th season, the Junior League kicked off last week. The nine-week session, for golfers age 9 through 17, will run on Wednesdays through Aug. 9 and has nearly 200 participants...
Lawyers Fight to Save Killer Stay Lifted, but Then Judge Bars Execution
Lawyers for convicted killer Larry Griffin fought Monday to delay his execution, even as a three-member panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here lifted a stay of execution granted Friday.Hours after the stay was lifted, a federal judge in...
Loss of Beard Is Bone of Contention
Dear Abby: I had to write when I saw the letter from "St. Paul Wife," who wrote to complain about her husband's unkempt beard.When I dated "Harold," he had only a mustache, and I was crazy about beards. In fact, I did not find Harold really attractive...
Mcdowell, Yanks Slow Hot-Hitting Indians
Against most teams, Jack McDowell might have rated this a mediocre start. Against the Cleveland Indians, it was extraordinary."That's about as quality a start as you're going to get against these guys," McDowell said Sunday night after he and the New...
Meet the Rams Johnny Bailey - Running Back
NFL Experience: 6th year College: Texas A&I Hometown: Houston Age: 28 Height: 5-8 Weight: 180 Most Memorable Football Experience: "It was back when we were state champions (at Yates High in Houston) in 1985. We were traveling to Dallas...
Mercy Rule: A New Meaning to Heartland Rock
WHEN Mercy Rule pulled into the OtherWorld on Saturday night, a small but devoted cadre of fans turned out to bear witness. The modern rock trio from Lincoln, Neb., isn't the most famous band on Earth, but plenty of discerning scene-watchers are convinced...
Miss-Ing Elvis Oxford, Home of Ole Miss, Prefers Faulkner
Some in this college town are all shook up over the idea of spending their tax money on that boy from over in Tupelo.Mayor John Leslie, a 22-year-incumbent, plans to veto a $7,000 appropriation to defray some printing costs for the first annual "In Search...
Mood Swings Study Finds Testosterone Isn't the Culprit Behind Aggression
Testosterone may not be the "hormone of aggression" after all.The so-called male hormone has been blamed for among other things war, dictatorships, crime, Genghis Khan, Sly Stallone, the National Rifle Association, the NFL, Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf...
Morning Briefing
MAC Acquires Club In St. Louis County</P><P>The Missouri Athletic Club said Monday that it has completed its purchase of the Town & Country Racquet Club in west St. Louis County from the family of Joseph Morrissey Jr.</P><P>The...
Mother Fears Nephew Is Bad Influence
Dear Ann Landers: I am the mother of two boys, ages 11 and 9. Both are very good children and have never caused any problems.They do well in school and are involved in extracurricular activities, including sports and scouting. The problem is my nephew...
New Manager Sets Lofty Goal - Title - for C-H American Legion Team Captured State Honor in '83 and '84
Bill Brown, new manager of the Cottleville-Harvester American Legion baseball team, believes in setting lofty goals."C-H won the state title in 1983 and 1984. And that's what we're shooting for," said Brown, who has spent the past two summers managing...
Night Riders 583 Take a Part in Bicycle Tour under Moonlight
Night owls. Insomniacs. Gluttons for punishment. Oh sure, some of the 583 people who road in the fifth annual Tour St. Peters Moonlight Bike Ride over the weekend probably could have been classified as such.But most were simply indulging in the chance...
Obituaries
Dorothy M. PeekDorothy M. Peek, 72, of Elsberry and formerly of Canton, Mo., died Sunday (June 18, 1995) of natural causes at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy.Mrs. Peek worked for 31 years as a secretary at Culver-Stockton College in Canton....
Of Time and the Grand Canyon: Tell Us Again, Terry Hughes
THE TRANSITORY NATURE of the daily newspaper is a blessing and a curse to its writers. Our blunders and excesses quickly disappear into the recycling bin.But now and then a newspaper writer has genuine insights, even wisdom, to impart. When that's the...
Old Monroe Again Uses the Long Ball to Defeat Foe St. Paul Loses Doubleheader 7-3, 8-5; Record Now 2-4
The Old Monroe team of the East Missouri Baseball Association was at it again Sunday afternoon.The West League leaders once again used the long ball to knock off West League rival St. Paul 7-3 and 8-5 in a doubleheader at Old Monroe.Old Monroe is 6-1...
Open-&-Shut Case Usga Championship Is Sternest Test
If nothing else, some ground was established last weekend in this bastion of natural golf beauty and exclusivity.The U.S. Open is the mother of all golf tournaments.The Masters is golf's sweetheart. The annual trip to Augusta, Ga., renews the spirit...
Orange County's Debt May Haunt Investors
Orange County, Calif., is rolling smack toward a brick wall, and that's dicey news for municipal bond investors.The county is bankrupt and currently unable to repay its debt. Notes come due toward the end of this month. So does the local vote on whether...
Orient Express Helped Christo Get on Track
WITH A BOWL of oranges arranged like a still life on the table before him, Christo recalled when his eyes first opened to the vista of art outside museums.That concept came from the fabled Orient Express - not the view of the rich Europeans within the...
People
The Marines are refusing to take sides with DAVID LETTERMAN against JAY LENO.Seems that Leno stole a march on Letterman by signing up as a guest Capt. Scott O'Grady, the Air Force pilot whom the Marines plucked from peril in Bosnia. Letterman also coveted...
People
The Marines are refusing to take sides with DAVID LETTERMAN against JAY LENO.Seems that Leno stole a march on Letterman by signing up as a guest Capt. Scott O'Grady, the Air Force pilot whom the Marines plucked from peril in Bosnia. Letterman also coveted...
Pitcher Gives Fellow Japanese a Thrill Area Fans Get Firsthand Look at Dodgers' Nomo
Tsubasa Inoue and his dad, Mike, had seen Japanese players pitch in major-league baseball games before.In Japan.But on Monday night, they saw it at Busch Stadium, as the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hideo Nomo h beat the Cardinals 5-2. He entertained a smattering...
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:ACCIDENTSSt. Charles County: Michael J. Boffa, 18, of Augusta, was killed Sunday...
Question of Sexism in Eye of Beholder
I have a question about sexism and male insensitivity, one of the great social issues of our time.Perhaps those of the female persuasion can answer my question and help save me from embarrassing lapses of insensitivity.Here is my question:Let us say...
Ramirez's Homer in 10th Lifts Cleveland to 35-13
Manny Ramirez led off the 10th inning with a home run, Cleveland's third of the game, giving the Indians a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night in Cleveland.It marked the 12th time this season the Indians won a game in their last at-bat....
Rams Fight for Custody of Lockers
St. Louis took the Rams from Anaheim Stadium. Now, it wants the lockers.Movers for the Rams, who announced early this year they were leaving the Los Angeles area to play in St. Louis, tried to take 63 lockers from Anaheim Stadium on Monday. But they...
Reichstag under Wraps
PICTURE an artwork that demands an act of Parliament, takes a quarter-century to complete, consumes a million square feet of fabric - and exists for a mere two weeks.That singular creation is the Wrapped Reichstag, a vast ghost of polyprophylene fabric...
Road Woes Are Fueling Town Feud Sulphur Springs Residents Accuse Neighbor of Damaging Main Street
The floodwater has gone down, but tempers haven't in Sulphur Springs.Many of the two dozen families who live in the town, south of Imperial on the Mississippi River, are still angry that their wealthy neighbor would not allow them to cross his property...
Saudis Pay $2 Billion for Planes Deal Raises Mcdonnell's Morale and Stock Price
The stock of McDonnell Douglas Corp. rose sharply Monday after the Saudi Arabian government said it will buy 33 of the company's civilian aircraft in a deal worth more than $2 billion.Analysts said the purchase is especially important for McDonnell as...
Schneiderman Steps Down at Slu Hospital Will Take Key Job with Insurer
After 21 years of leading St. Louis University Hospital, Herbert B. Schneiderman will take a senior position with Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield, the insurer said Monday.The move is an unusual one, considering the historically adversarial relationship...
Set-Asides Fail to Help the Poor
In 1984, Margaret Werner slipped and fell on a granite ramp at the State of Illinois Center in Chicago. She then sued Precision Contractors Inc., the company that had been commissioned to build the ramp.The owner, a black Chicagoan named Noah Robinson...
Simpson's Feet Fit Prints, Agent Says FBI Expert Believes There Was Only One Killer
An FBI expert who followed a tip from Tokyo to Italy in search of clues about expensive designer shoes gave jurors his conclusion Monday: O.J. Simpson's size 12 foot matches bloody shoe prints found at the scene of a double murder.Prosecutors, trying...
Simpson's Feet Fit Prints, Agent Says FBI Expert Describes Search for Shoe Clues
An FBI expert who followed a tip from Tokyo to Italy in search of clues about expensive designer shoes gave jurors his conclusion Monday: O.J. Simpson's size 12 foot matches bloody shoe prints found at the scene of a double murder.Prosecutors, trying...
Smoke and Mirrors in Special District
The Special School District is bankrupt - although it may never declare the institutional equivalent of Chapter 11. It is bankrupt of efficient management, bankrupt of the programmatic means to deliver quality education and bankrupt of accountability...
Smoltz's Five-Hitter Enables Braves to Pad Streak to Six
John Smoltz pitched a five-hitter and Fred McGriff homered twice Monday night to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 10-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.It was the Braves' sixth win in a row.Smoltz (6-3) dominated in his first victory over the Reds in more...
Some Rates for Medicare May Decline
Amid all the talk about Medicare's financial troubles, the nation's elderly and disabled workers could wind up paying lower monthly premiums next year.They now pay $46.10 a month for the Part B coverage that helps pay doctor bills, lab tests and other...
Sports Shorts
Penguins' Lemieux To Play Next Season</P><P>Mario Lemieux has told friends and family he's returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He'll tell the world today. Lemieux's return to the sport he dominated as a four-time National Hockey League ...
Stag Took A-Train to NBA in '48
Kevin Garnett's probable leap from a Chicago high school straight to the National Basketball Association is an attention-grabber. But it's no big deal to Joe Graboski. He did the same thing nearly 50 years ago."It wasn't that tough as far as I was concerned,"...
Station Attendant Slain in Arnold Victim Quit Previous Job Because of Crimes
Jim Klug tried to run away from crime three years ago. Monday morning, it caught up with him and killed him.Klug, 67, of St. George, was fatally shot about 9:30 a.m. in a robbery at a Sinclair service station at 1007 Jeffco Boulevard in Arnold. He began...
Stocks on Blistering Pace; Bank Shares Jump
U.S. stocks posted their biggest rally this month after First Union Corp.'s bid for First Fidelity Bancorp. sent bank shares soaring Monday. A surge in semiconductor issues also helped to spur the advance.Among other gainers, Caterpillar Inc. rose 2...
Strange Happenings at Kiel
Stranger things could happen, but only if Brett Hull quits hockey to wrestle Hulk Hogan.The Kiel Partners, still allergic to sweet publicity, have dumped Mike Shanahan as Blues chairman.Jack Quinn, the shrewd but heavy-handed Blues president, now has...
Summer Sports Camps
The St. Charles West Warriors Soccer Camp will hold two sessions. The session next week, June 26-29, will be for boys and girls entering grades 9-10. The camp, held 6-8 p.m. daily, will emphasize basic skills and teamwork for current and future St. Charles...
Supreme Court Denies Hearing on Baby Richard
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would not intervene in the Baby Richard case, effectively ending an Illinois couple's attempt to regain custody of the adopted son they raised for four years.But an attorney for the biological father said Monday...
The Price of Pacemaker Checks Is Confusing
Dear Dr. Donohue: First, I must say that your medical information is down to earth. So please, help with the following. My wife has had a pacemaker. We have been telephoning the doctor every two months for a "pacemaker check." Now we're told that a clinic...
The U.S.-Japan Car War May Become an Air War, Too
U.S. and Japanese officials Monday threw cold water on hope that negotiators would strike a last-minute deal on car and car-parts trade as Washington opened a new trade war front over air cargo.U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena proposed new...
Torre: `It Was Just a Matter of When'
After the initial jolt of having been fired as Cardinals manager, Joe Torre had two options - to sit at home and pout, or do the things he normally would do if he weren't managing.He chose the latter course."We went out Friday night to eat at Cafe Napoli...
TV Feeds Cynicism by Skimming the News
The pols and the press are agog and aghast over a new survey that shows the public is far more cynical - three times more - about officials than are the hard-nosed newshounds."It comes as a surprise," David Lawrence, publisher of The Miami Herald, said...
U.S. Supreme Court Keeps Whistleblower Suit Alive
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an East Coast conglomerate's attempt to block a "whistleblower" lawsuit by a St. Louis investor.The nation's highest court declined to review a 1994 appeals court decision that sent investor Stanley D. Rabushka's...
Vfw/portage Sweeps Doubleheader against Browns Both Teams Entered Sunday's Action with 0-5 Records
When VFW Post 4219/Portage and the O'Fallon Browns squared off in an East Missouri Baseball Association doubleheader Sunday at Westhoff Park, something had to give.Both teams entered Sunday's action at 0-5."I think both teams realized that this was a...
War and More War in Bosnia
Now that the remaining U.N. peacekeepers being held hostage have been released, the United Nations needs to face reality - and leave Bosnia-Herzegovina. The hostage crisis did nothing but reveal the embarrassing extent of the U.N.'s paralysis. The peacekeepers...