St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 25, 1995

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A Brush with Greatness
Alan Lechner's New York penthouse has Persian carpets, Biedermeier furniture, and art by Picasso and Lucian Freud.But most of the walls are covered with the work of a St. Louis man - Woodrow Beaty.You've never heard of Woodrow Beaty - the South Side...
A Faithful Reader Recoils from Newspaper's Errors
I HATE IT WHEN the end of an era appears to be at hand, closing on a sad and unpromising note. That's cause for sadness.That's what I felt the other day when I received a "goodbye" letter from one of the Post-Dispatch's most supportive, longtime and...
After Surgery, `I Don't Feel So Abnormal' 3 Tell Why They Tried Liposuction
An accountant, a restaurant owner and a department manager in a firm here are among those who have turned to liposuction to smooth out what they considered rough edges. All three are pleased with the results.Jerilyn Wilson's body shape resembled her...
Agassi, Sampras: Two Views on Winning at Wimbledon
Andre Agassi piloted his plane from Las Vegas to San Francisco, hopped a red-eye to London, donned tennis whites and dashed out to Wimbledon, looking fresh and healthy as ever.There was no time to waste on anything so mundane as sleep, especially on...
A Grand Jam Parking Space, Tempers Shorten at Canyon
Some folks will do anything for a parking space amid the vistas.A husband nearly lost his wife when an angry motorist almost ran over the woman as she tried to hold a space for her spouse. The motorist said he found the space first; the woman escaped...
Alive Only on Film
HE CAN'T REMEMBER exactly when they died. But when Odell Mitchell Jr. put the film of his friends and relatives in the developer, these are among memories that returned:Allen Billups: He was one my cousins. We called him Bud. He was 30, maybe 33 or 34....
A New Clinton? Wait a Few Weeks
The line seemed to be drawn. It was vintage Republican dogma vs. vintage Democratic dogma. It was the politics of fiscal prudence vs. the politics of meeting the needs of the people. As part of the Contract With America, the Republicans promised to balance...
Anglers Face Choice at Taneycomo
In the best of all worlds, anglers would be able to catch, and keep, lots of big fish.That may have been possible back when there weren't so many anglers, possibly just after the last ice age. These days anglers have to choose. If they want a lot of...
Annie Dillard `Finds' Poems in Others' Work
MORNINGS LIKE THIS Found poems by Annie Dillard 75 pages, HarperCollins, $20</P><P>`FOUND" POETRY is ill-defined and is not in standard glossaries. But its concept and techniques are quite old, in fact something of a fad or a game...
Aramony Got Less Than He Deserved
Justice has finally caught up with former United Way of America chief William Aramony. He was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for embezzling at least $600,000 in agency funds, a light sentence, all things considered. He had been convicted...
Area Agencies Are Desperate to Find More Flood Volunteers
A concerted plea for cleanup volunteers was made this week by the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and other agencies helping Missouri and Illinois families recover from last month's devastating round of flooding, tornadoes and wind storms.Volunteer...
Arts for Our Sake
This is an ominous time for those of us who care deeply about the arts in America. A misguided, misinformed effort to eliminate public support for the arts threatens irrevocable damage not only to our cultural institutions but also to our sense of ourselves...
Bank Merger Setting off Alarms Here No Bank Is Safe as State Barriers Fall
Last week's $5.4 billion bank mega-merger on the East Coast sent a few signals to St. Louis.To Boatmen's Bancshares, it proved that even the biggest bank in town might be gobbled up once Missouri's barriers to interstate banking fall in September and...
Barry to Face Schultz in Final
Youth has dominated the 88th Missouri Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Country Club of St. Albans. Five of the eight players to advance to the quarterfinals are 22 years of age or younger.The new breed is as serious as it is talented. The...
Base War Leaves Trail of Casualties Missourians Sweated during Deliberations
Life and death are twin constants in the military world. But the cities and towns that are host to the nation's Army, Navy and Air Force bases seldom expect to be the casualties.As a federal commission deliberated for two days over the fate of 177 installations...
Bed and Bored? Redesign Your Sanctuary
Chambre a coucher. Sleeping chamber. Bedroom.The place where the bed is has evolved into a room of one's own, so to speak, with everything from CD players to TVs and VCRs to lounge areas and reading nooks, desks and computers. It's a sanctuary away from...
Belting out Back Protection
Belting Out Back ProtectionColor graphic/sketch of a man lifting weights.They are called back support belts - also weight belts, or weight-lifting belts. In the past, they were mainly found at gyms and health clubs, but now they are all over the workplace.Maintenance...
Bidwill Pulls Same Tricks in Arizona
"U-Haul, Ed speaking."Ed, I need some info. What's the rental price on a 26-foot truck going from Phoenix to LA?Just a second, Ed said. He thumbed through his rate book. "Phoenix to LA. Let's see. A four-day rental, which includes 507 miles, is $171....
Briefs
JAPAN Skyjacker Pretended Clay Blocks Were BombsA bank employee who commandeered a Japanese airliner on the ground in Hakodate Wednesday carried blocks of clay and bags filled with water as ploys to threaten the crew with bombs and nerve gas, police...
Budget Plan Would Have Ups, Downs Gop Offers Tax Cuts; Services Could Falter
Most Americans would gain tax cuts but lose government services under the budget plan that Republican congressional leaders have endorsed.If state and local governments try to make up for those lost federal services, you may very well spend money from...
Bulls' Armstrong Is No. 1 in Nba's Expansion Draft
The Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors picked through the NBA's castoffs Saturday and began building their teams with a couple of point guards.Toronto used the first pick to get the prize of the expansion draft, Chicago guard B.J. Armstrong, and...
Burned-Out Elite Swimmers Get Back in Pool for U.S
The one part of swimming that Summer Sanders desperately wanted to save was her passion. But by January 1994, the feeling was unbearably faint and the 22-year-old Olympic champion retired.Sanders wasn't alone. Olympian Tripp Schwenk, 23, coming off the...
Cable: Extravaganza of Exciting Mediocrity
IF SOMEONE would have told me that one day I would have 40 TV channels and still have nothing to watch, I would never have believed her.With reruns and "Wings" in syndication appearing on every channel, I found myself pausing at the public access station,...
Capt. Wang's Acquittal Leaves Questions
An Air Force court martial has acquitted Capt. James Wang of dereliction of duty in the deaths of 26 people in Iraq a year ago, but the cause of the military disaster remains unknown to the American people. Someone made mistakes that caused the deaths....
Charge! (but Only If Your Pre-Warned Credit Card Will Allow It)
MASTERCARD International is now working with Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists to figure out a way to detect credit card fraud.What an idea. I swear. In the first place, the project gives the people at Los Alamos something constructive to do,...
Cheap Tokyo a Reasonable Approach to the World's Most Expensive City
BELIEVE IT OR not, living in this city doesn't have to be a bout with poverty. You do have to use your ingenuity, though.Over the years, a lot of people have bummed around Tokyo, so there's quite a cache of collective wisdom on how to do it. A good shortcut...
Child's Play Long Summer Days Offer Endless Chances for Fund - and Injury
Nine-year-old Louie Asinger was looking forward to a summer of swimming, baseball and ice hockey. Instead, he's sidelined with a broken left arm after a pickup football game."About the only thing I can do is flip channels on the remote - and read," he...
Child's Play Summer Is Endless Opportunity for Fun, Games - and Injury
Nine-year-old Louie Asinger was looking forward to a summer of swimming, baseball and ice hockey. Instead, he's sidelined with a broken left arm after a pickup football game."About the only thing I can do is flip channels on the remote - and read," he...
CIA Tells Latin American Offices to Justify Existence
CIA Director John Deutch is demanding that agency station chiefs in Guatemala and other sensitive regional posts explain why their offices should not be shut down.Sources said Deutch had ordered Latin America station chiefs to give him brief memos explaining...
City Gets Ready for Life after Atcom Rcga Tallies the Pluses: Remodeled Office Park, Highly Skilled Workers
With the failure of Plan A (that's A-for-ATCOM, as in "Keep ATCOM in St. Louis"), civic boosters already have shifted to Plan B.That's B-for-Bright, as in "Look at the bright side."In fact, the Regional Commerce & Growth Association sees two bright...
`Clean Hands' Inquiry in Italy Turns on Its Own Politicians Sling Mud with Eye on Elections
It started three years ago as an investigation into a payoff in Milan and mushroomed into democratic Italy's greatest scandal, toppling like dominoes politicians and parties that had ruled the country for half a century.Now, to the jeers of an increasingly...
Clinton's Reversal on Budget Follows `Less of the Same' Policy
Why does President Bill Clinton want to be re-elected? It's not entirely a frivolous question. His recent speech endorsing a balanced budget was on the order of Julia Child backing the Pritikin Diet. He has surrendered his sword, admitted defeat and,...
Competitive Croquet Is Making Big Comeback
The majority of people playing croquet across the country contend with decks, gas grills, crabgrass or dandelions in backyard games with family and friends.But competitive croquet on manicured country club courts, with players dressed in white, is on...
Crash Kills 3 Area Teen-Agers
Three teen-agers were killed Friday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Danville, in Montgomery County, when their car was sheared in half in a collision with a van.The teen-agers were identified Saturday as Brandy Kelcher, 16, of Bridgeton; and David Shawn...
Cup Makes Move Worth It for Stevens
For four years, Scott and Donna Stevens have wondered why.Why were they uprooted from their home in St. Louis after only one year in town?Why did an arbitrator award Stevens to New Jersey as compensation for Brendan Shanahan?They got their answer on...
Custodial Contract Disputed in Special District
In a series of contractual twists that could prove costly in court, the Special School District apparently hired, fired and rehired a private custodial firm to do jobs done by the district's union workers.Now, a legal dispute over the on-again, off-again...
Daily Horrors Outlive Oklahoma City Bombing
The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building is no more.Connie Chung, Oprah Winfrey and most of the rest of the national media have packed up and moved on. The main suspect in the bombing April 19 that killed 168 people and shattered the spirit of this city...
Doctors Earn Tens of Thousands in State Overtime Officials Debate Savings vs. Risk of Exhaustion
Dr. Armando B. Ponce likes his work at Fulton State Hospital so much, he practically lives there.Ponce, a psychiatrist, drew $94,716 in overtime pay last year, more than any other Missouri state employee. Besides his normal day shift, he spent nearly...
`Dynamo' to Take Helm of Higher Education in Missouri
Kala M. Stroup, Missouri's next commissioner of higher education, says she wants to build on "the fine foundation" laid by Charles J. McClain, her predecessor in the job.As commissioner, she will be among the state's most highly paid employees, earning...
Early Effort Paid off for Price Center Vote to Close Atcom in City Reflects `11Th Hour' Scramble
In the Metro East, the effort to save military bases was "ahead of the curve," says one person involved.But on the St. Louis side of the river, things came together at almost the last minute.And when the Defense Base Closing and Realignment Commission...
Ex-Big Red Attorney to Join Rams?
Remember Bob Wallace, the counsel and chief contract negotiator for the football Cardinals?The Rams are expected to name Wallace as vice president for football administration, sources said.Team President John Shaw said Saturday that nothing was official...
Expos Finish 2-0 in Arbitrations
The Montreal Expos finished undefeated in salary arbitration rulings this year.Pitcher Jeff Fassero, the last player to go arbitration this year, lost his case Saturday. Arbitrator Anthony Sinicropi ruled that Fassero would have to settle for the club's...
Fab 5
The Bug Store? It's hard to resist that name or this pitch: "Bugs! The Perfect Gift Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, all occasions. Five types of hungry predator bugs will arrive at the proper release time to eat bad garden pests safely and without...
Fair for Fourth Will Dish out Fun, Food and Fervor New Name, New Spirit, Old Favorites
Senior citizens line-dancing to country-western music and surfing the Internet. Music fans grooving to rock and rhythm and blues. Children eyeing a 50-year-old steam locomotive. Diversity is the magic word for Fair St. Louis.At least that's what David...
Fair for the Fourth: Fun, Food and Fervor
Senior citizens line-dancing to country-western music and surfing the Internet. Music fans grooving to rock and rhythm and blues. Children eyeing a 50-year-old steam locomotive. Diversity is the magic word for Fair St. Louis.At least that's what David...
For Erie Mills, the Muny Is Home Ex-Chorus Girl Is Back to Sing Opera
AMONG the unheralded minor roles in musical theater, few match "the echo" in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in terms of utter obscurity.While Snow White pines in solitude for her prince, singing that familiar ascending phrase, "I'm wishing . . . ,"...
Geography Provides No Limit to Lyme Disease
Dear Dr. Donohue: Because of Lyme disease concerns, we have become a tick-conscious family, especially during our summer camping trips in the East. We understand that is the Lyme area. True? Secondly, in keeping watch over my family, I have wondered...
Gephardt Takes Liddy to Task but Talk Show Host Rebukes Critics as He Receives Award
House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., compared G. Gordon Liddy, the conservative radio talk show host, to "gangsta rappers" in an address Saturday to talk show hosts.Gephardt then urged his audience to boycott a banquet honoring the former Watergate...
Gephardt Takes Liddy to Task Congressman Says Talk Host Is like `Gangsta Rappers'
House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., compared G. Gordon Liddy, the conservative radio talk show host, to "gangsta rappers" in an address to talk show hosts.Gephardt then urged his audience to boycott a banquet honoring the former Watergate...
Gop Tells Firms: Don't Aid Liberals Donations by May, Anheuser-Busch Catch Eye of Armey's Army
Little did Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. realize when it gave $250,000 to a Hispanic rights group that the gift would lead conservative Republicans to label it one of the leading corporate backers of left-wing causes.May Department Stores Co., a big retailer...
Heartfelt Loss Stevens Still Mourns Death of His Agent and Friend
Scott Stevens, New Jersey's rugged defenseman and captain, leaned back against a wall at South Mountain Arena and struggled to hold back tears.They welled in his eyes behind his wire-frame glasses. His voice quivered as he tried to choke them back. He...
Hello, Hollywood Video: Chain Plans Stores Here
VIDEO FLASHES: Look for the Portland, Oregon-based chain of 200 Hollywood Video stores to establish a beachhead here. Company brass are in town now, charting the opening of at least six superstores. . . .Former alderman and television exec Steve Roberts...
Herbicide Spraying Draws Objections but Defoliants Are Safe, Utilities Maintain
Low-flying helicopters piloted by Vietnam veterans are buzzing Missouri and Illinois on missions of destruction this summer. Utility companies are using them to spread herbicides under power lines.More utilities are turning to aerial spraying to clear...
Hill Tagged in Sloppy 10-9 Loss to Phillies Cards Pitcher Suffers Fourth Setback in Row
A case could be made that Ken Hill should have allowed only one of the seven runs the Philadelphia Phillies scored in four innings Saturday.Outfield mishaps in the first three innings and a fourth-inning error by first baseman John Mabry led to six runs....
Homers by Larkin, Gant Help Reds Top Marlins
Barry Larkin and Ron Gant hit consecutive homers off Chris Hammond in the seventh inning Saturday night, powering the Reds past the Florida Marlins 5-2 in Cincinnati.Larkin's two-run homer, only his second hit in 25 at-bats, snapped a 2-2 tie with two...
HOW ONE SOMALI FAMILY PRESERVES ITS VALUES Series: AN INVISIBLE POPULATION Sidebar Story
Five of Ahmed Bashir Hassen's children crowd around a computer in their subsidized housing unit on Hickory Street. It's a beautiful June afternoon, but they're upstairs in a stifling little room, taking turns to see who's the fastest on the keyboard.The...
Human Doctors Make Human Mistakes
Dear Ann Landers: I was appalled when I read in your column about Dr. Raymond Sattler, a surgeon in Wilmington, N.C., who left a patient whose brain was exposed on the operating table for 25 minutes while he went to get a snack.This same doctor instructed...
Injured Williams Struggles to Keep Positive Attitude
Whether he's rehabilitating his broken foot or baby-sitting his three young children (it's a tossup which job is more taxing), injured third baseman Matt Williams tries to make the San Francisco Giants his companion.When he can, he watches his teammates...
In the Bag: Love It or Hate It, Few Leave Home without It
IT ALTERS THE way you walk, it knocks things off store shelves, it gives you one heckuva backache.And yet, you love it and nurture it as if it were a part of you.A child?Well, that's not exactly what we had in mind here.We're talking about your purse.You...
Isolationism or Engagement?
The Clinton administration, author of the most insubstantial foreign policy of the half-century, is throwing around some big foreign policy words. The Republicans, it claims, are trying to saddle the country with a "new isolationism." Warns National...
It's Not Just Cars in Trade Fight Japan-U.S. Battle over Auto Parts, Too
Japanese car owners often ask salesman Futoshi Kobayashi whether his auto-parts store carries the sporty American steering wheels featured in automotive magazines.His answer: We'd love to, but we can't.The American steering wheels are about a half-inch...
James Ellroy: Trying to Settle an Old Score
GENEVA HILLIKER ELLROY was a buxom redhead, a divorcee, a lush. She brought home strange men. Her 10-year-old son, James, called them "uncle," but he knew better.One morning in June 1958 some Little Leaguers discovered her body in shrubs next to the...
Just Say Gnaw: Cheeky Squirrels Gain Entry, Make Themselves at Home
For you who have known all along that squirrels are nothing but malicious little rodents with bushy tails, meet Beth Lammonds.She swears that they are worse. Hell hatched the squirrels who invaded her parents' home in Charlotte."Never in 21 years have...
Kansas City Chorale Suddenly in Spotlight
The cliche that it takes years of work to become an overnight success is especially true in the world of classical music, where trends and pop culture don't produce stars.The Kansas City Chorale, which is garnering national attention after releasing...
Kiel Partners Must Send a Strong Signal
Mike Shanahan was pushed aside as the Blues' chairman because his popularity created resentment inside the star chamber of Civic Progress.On the street, you can't find anyone to say a bad word about Shanahan. He was respected and adored by fans, players,...
Know Your Antiques
THE COLOR used on a piece of glass or porcelain can help you to date it.In the 18th century, ceramists favored dark blue, an easy color to produce. The plain blue designs were often enhanced with rose red, gold, apple green or turquoise.By the 1820s...
Kramer Cool Seinfeld's Sidekick Has a Style All His Own
`I ESTABLISHED the Kramer look, but I wasn't going for a real hip retro thing. These are the clothes he's always just worn, and never bought any new clothes. . . . Kramer never loses anything. If you throw something out, Kramer wants it."- Actor Michael...
Kv Pharmaceutical Faces Fda's Ban on Selling 3 Drugs
The Food and Drug Administration plans to revoke permission for KV Pharmaceutical Co. to sell three prescription drugs, charging that KV submitted "false and misleading" information to the agency.Some test data that KV sent to the FDA on these generic...
Legendary Dempsey Was Born 100 Years Ago Saturday
The only hint of what he had been was a slightly enlarged knuckle on his left thumb.He had absorbed punches in hundreds of fights in Colorado saloons and mining camps, had felt his insides rattle while riding the rails as a hobo, had taken part in some...
Liability Reform Aids Small Plane Builders
When word came last summer that Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita, Kan., would begin making small, single-engine planes again, the response by weekend pilots was thumbs-up all the way."We've had stacks of requests," said Cessna spokesman Dave Franson. "We've...
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
LONG AGO WHEN the world was fresh and new, there were two great love affairs that captured the hearts and imaginations of people everywhere. These took place before the dawn of History As We Now Know It. That is, they happened before the birth of the...
Liposuction Smooths the Bumps and Bulges Procedure Ranks First in Nation for Cosmetic Surgery
The changing face of health care may not affect plastic surgeons as much as other specialists, as long as people continue to want to change their faces, hips, thighs and other body parts.Because cosmetic surgery - such as liposuction, face lifts and...
Mansions, Sheltering Pines in Camden
`WE'RE PRETTY PROUD of our little town."Terry Rankin, 33, is a photographer for The Camden News in this southern Arkansas town of around 12,000."We've got one of the oldest paper mills in the South, started in 1928, and Grapette - you look old enough...
Marbury Could Be Next College Hoop Star
To look at 6-foot-2 Stephon Marbury, nothing really shouts out that he just might be the next BIG THING in college basketball.The star point guard from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn is not much bigger than most high school seniors. Soft-spoken...
Medical Research Has Unwitting Recruits, Survey Finds
One of every four people taking part in federally funded medical research projects at hospitals around the United States is doing so without his or her knowledge, says a new survey.The White House-appointed Advisory Committee on Human Radiation asked...
Mickey Magic: Disney Fantasies
IT'S A STRANGE pilgrimage, the one to the Disney mecca, and I do not choose the religious metaphor lightly.Millions are driven to make the exhausting, wallet-depleting journey to America's "Wonderland" - braving the odds of weather, ear infections and...
Morgan Gets His Phil in Cards' Win
Righthander Mike Morgan, one of the new Cardinals in last week's face-lift, actually was offered first to the Philadelphia Phillies.The Chicago Cubs had offered to pick up a substantial portion of his $3 million salary and required no great player expense,...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
While your average American is subjected to a Spanish Inquisition after applying for a mortgage, wealthy or seemingly wealthy folks can waltz into a bank lobby and get millions with the wave of a pen. Former Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall kept...
New Chief of Education `a Dynamo'
Kala M. Stroup, Missouri's next commissioner of higher education, says she wants to build on "the fine foundation" laid by Charles J. McClain, her predecessor in the job.As commissioner, she will be among the state's most highly paid employees, earning...
Nomo Strikes out 13 as Dodgers Top Giants
Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese-born player to throw a shutout in the major leagues, pitching a two-hitter and striking out 13 Saturday night in leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past visiting San Francisco 7-0.Nomo (5-1) won his fifth successive...
No Tax Cuts Now
In yet another step in the seemingly endless process of writing a plan to balance the budget, House and Senate negotiators have reconciled their versions of how they plan to do it. But the final product is more like the House plan than the Senate's ...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Recreation areas around Carlyle Lake are being opened as the water recedes and they dry out. The last campsites at Dam West were opened last week, with electric hookups and toilet facilities now in operation. The Dam West...
Nypd Blues in Real Life Tale of Two Officers and Writer Cousin Has Good, Bad, Ugly Aspects
A COUPLE OF COPS On the Street, in the Crime Lab By George Cuomo 395 pages, Random House, $24</P><P>GEORGE CUOMO grew up in New York City near two of his first cousins, John Cuomo and Al Della Penna. George attended college and graduate...
Orange County Faces Vote on Tax Increase Rejection Would Cost Millions More Later
If residents of Orange County, Calif., reject a $45 boost in their annual sales tax this week, states and cities are likely to pay millions of dollars more to borrow for generations to come.Voters in the bankrupt county are expected on Tuesday to spurn...
Outstate Fire Chief Accused of Stealing from Barnes
Fire Chief Brian A. Watson of Bonne Terre, Mo., has been charged here with stealing about $50,000 in medical equipment from Barnes Hospital, where he worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room.Bonne Terre police arrested Watson, 28, there on...
Over-the-Hill Gang Fear Strikes at the Heart of an Aging Hollywood
`AGING IS HARD to do anywhere," says Joan Collins, her voice a girlish chirrup as she sweeps into a banquet at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel."But it's easier being a woman than a girl," the 61-year-old actress adds.Try telling that to most people...
`PASSIONATE' CUBAN PH.D. LABORS HERE MAKING PAINT `I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT BEING A SCIENTIST AGAIN' Series: AN INVISIBLE POPULATION Sidebar Story
Each morning, the 53-year-old man with the short silver hair wheels a drum of nitrocellulose into the paint manufacturing plant on Fyler Avenue. He weighs it, cranks up to 900 pounds on the lifting machine, uses a high-speed disperser to mix in solvents,...
Passion for Tennis Still Keeps Lewis, 76, in Coaching
When James Lewis was about 8 years old, his parents came to him with a proposition."I had to decide whether I wanted a tennis racket or a suit," Lewis remembered. "I decided on the tennis racket."That began a love affair with the sport that has lasted...
People
Love is a verb, but RICHARD GERE is a noun man - and that's the gist of CINDY CRAWFORD'S explanation to Harper's Bazaar of their marriage breakup.She says that love has to be "in the verb sense of the word. It has to be active. . . . Like, if it means...
Pinch-Hit Hands Twins 6-5 Victory over Royals
Pinch-hitter Chip Hale singled home two runs in the eighth inning Saturday night and sent the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.Hale, four for eight with six RBIs as a pinch-hitter since being recalled June 8 from Salt Lake...
Play Ball on Other Levels, Baseball Still Reigns Supreme
The Cardinals came home June 13 after winning back-to-back games in Atlanta. Next up: the San Diego Padres, which meant the fourth-place Cardinals had a shot at a season-high three-game winning streak.What could be better for a St. Louis sports fan time...
Poetry through Lens: Walker Evans' Vision of America
WALKER EVANS By Belinda Rathbone 358 pages, Houghton Mifflin, $27.50</P><P>PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORIAN Belinda Rathbone has written a perfectly splendid biography of Walker Evans. It is the first such account of the life of this American...
Points System Set for Area Awards
For the first time, the top male amateurs in the area can win Player of the Year honors based on tangible evidence.The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association, in cooperation with the GHP Heartland Classic, has established an annual trophy recognizing...
Politically Speaking, Being Correct Can Be Good or Bad
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is like cholesterol. It used to mean nothing but trouble. Then it was discovered that there was a good kind, as well as a bad kind.Actually, the only person to have discovered Good PC is, in all modesty, Miss Manners. Bad PC is...
Pool Breaking Away as America's Growth Sport
Inside Chalkers, a pool room of uncommon elegance, short, wiry Nick Varner is sinking balls with ringing clicks and an ease that the nearly 50 million other Americans who play the game can only dream about.In practice one day, Varner sank more than 1,100...
Positively Wild: Zoofari Gives Bird Garden a Flying Start
ZOOFARI IS A colossal party, this year feeding and entertaining 1,800 on the zoo grounds for a net to the Zoo of $400,000.Zoofari co-chairs Katy Mullins and Des Lee had to compete on Friday, June 16, with the private dinner party for 1,000 at the Adams...
Postline Readers Rip Shanahan Ouster
Blues fans who called PostLine strongly criticized the recent ouster of club chairman Mike Shanahan by the Kiel Center partners. Here's a sample of what the callers said."I am very disappointed in the way the Blues have treated Mike Shanahan. He was...
Rams Cheerleaders (Name to Come) Debut
The oldest is 30, the youngest 21. One's a teacher. Another is an accountant. Six are dance instructors. Seven are cocktail waitresses or bartenders.Most are blondes.And on Saturday, these and other new members of the St. Louis Rams cheerleading squad...
Rams & La: A Marriage Turned Sour
"When I said, I needed you.You said you would always stay.It wasn't me who changed.But you . . . And now you've gone away.""Left alone with just a memory.Life seems dead, and so unreal.All that's left is loneliness.There's nothing left to feel." ...
Red-Faced Wings Are Devils Food New Jersey Sweeps to First Cup
If the New Jersey Devils relocate to Nashville, Tenn., next season, they gave their loyal fans a memorable sendoff Saturday night.The Devils won hockey's fabled prize, the Stanley Cup, in front of 19,040 at Brendan Byrne Arena, beating the Detroit Red...