St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 25, 1995

`A Deepening Sense of Gridlock' Grips Japan as Election Weakens Government
ON THE FACE OF IT, Japanese voters sent a pretty clear message that they were not happy with the way their coalition government is being run.A record 55.5 percent of eligible voters did not even vote in Sunday's elections. Those who did handed Prime...
A Labor of Love: Serious Gardening Takes Heart, Soul
WHEN I GOT home Sunday afternoon after a relaxing weekend in the country, my giant sunflowers were lying on the ground, and my bad cat, Ratty, was missing again.Looking for someone to blame, I naturally blamed my favorite someone. A pox on that husband...
Allies Talk Tough; Will They Act?
By autumn, we'll take Gorazde, Bihac and in the end Sarajevo, and we'll finish the war in Bosnia.Gen. Ratko MladicCommander of Bosnian Serb forcesThe London "agreement" to bomb the Bosnian Serbs if they threaten the safe area of Gorazde raised hopes...
ATF Agent Disputes Bosses Higher-Ups Went Ahead with Raid despite Warning, He Tells Panel
An undercover federal agent who had infiltrated a Branch Davidian compound recalled with a trembling voice Monday how he desperately tried to call off a raid that ended in the death of four of his comrades and six members of the cult.The Bureau of Alcohol,...
ATF Agent Disputes Bosses Higher-Ups Went Ahead with Rain Depsite Warning, He Tells Panel
An undercover federal agent who had infiltrated a Branch Davidian compound recalled with a trembling voice Monday how he desperately tried to call off a raid that ended in the death of four of his comrades and six members of the cult.The Bureau of Alcohol,...
Bill May End Adding Insult to Rape Injury
Alabama lawmakers moved closer Monday to ending a requirement that makes rape victims pay for the medical exams needed to gather evidence to prosecute rapists.Speaker Pro Tem Seth Hammett called the policy "a black eye to the state of Alabama," before...
Blue Skies in League Volleyball, Basketball Girls Summer Play Winding Down to Playoffs Next Week
Apparently, blue is the color of choice this summer at the St. Charles Boys and Girls Club.In both the Larry Schieni Memorial Girls Summer Basketball League and the High School Volleyball League, the Blues are setting the pace.In basketball, the Blues...
Bosnia Demands U.S. Action
In 1992, while campaigning for the presidency, Bill Clinton was a hawk on Bosnia. He accused the Bush administration of moral insensitivity and pledged that he would do something to help the innocent victims of Serbian aggression.Once in office, however,...
Boyhood Leaves a Card-Carrying Symbol Behind
The ex-kid has this recurring vision.He is old and bedridden. As he teeters on life's ledge, he squints back at his sorry past.Elsewhere, someone is cleaning out an attic. A shoe box of old baseball cards is found and dumped into a blazing fireplace.The...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Interim Housing Chief Seeks Permanent Post</P><P>Janice O. Washington, chosen earlier this month as interim director of the St. Louis Housing Authority, plans to seek the permanent director's job, says a spokeswoman...
Briefs
WORLD SOUTH KOREA Typhoon Faye Hits Coast, Taking At Least 16 Lives</P><P>Typhoon Faye, the worst in 37 years, hit the Korean coast with winds up to 102 mph Sunday, driving an oil tanker ashore and taking at least 16 lives.</P><P>Oil...
Briefs
WORLD CHINA Jailed Activist's Wife Seeks Europe's Help On Release</P><P>The wife of Harry Wu, the Chinese-American human rights activist jailed in China on espionage charges, appealed Monday to European governments to call for his...
Cat Tests Patience of `Caroline' Cast
NBC's new series "Caroline in the City," which nabbed the network's best time slot (8:30 p.m. Thursdays after "Seinfeld"), has two certified movie stars in leading roles.Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future") is Caroline, a cartoonist. Her feline companion,...
Chasing the Dream `I'm Never Homesick. This Is Work'
Wife Marnie, son Stetson, 6, son Bronzell Jr., 21 months, and daughter Breezell, 7 months, remain in Utah until Bronzell knows if he's made the team."I'm not homesick. I'm never homesick. This is work, and that's what I'm doing. My wife went out Saturday...
Clinic-Shootings Suspect Suffers from Delusions, Psychiatrist Says
A man accused of killing two abortion clinic receptionists and wounding five other workers during a shooting rampage has delusions about a conspiracy against Catholics, a psychiatrist testified Monday.John C. Salvi III believes Catholics are suffering...
Clinton Steps Up Threat to Veto Cuts
President Bill Clinton threatened on Monday to unleash a veto blitz against Republican cuts in popular domestic programs.Clinton castigated Republicans for not taking his 10-year budget balancing plan more seriously. And he said appropriations bills...
Compound Interest New Houses in City Blend Period Style, '95 Amenities
Johnny and Nadine Maxey were welcomed Monday into their spanking-new brick house in the 2000 block of Oregon Avenue, a neighborhood that has seen better days.The Maxeys are a new breed of urban pioneer: a two-income couple who can afford a fancy split-level...
County Slips Ahead of Neighbor across River in Housing Starts
St. Charles County has eased ahead of St. Louis County as the area's busiest market for home construction.For the first six months of this year, permits were issued for 1,422 housing starts in St. Charles County, according to the Home Builders Association...
Daily Calorie Formulas May Be Too Simplistic
Dear Dr. Donohue: Some time ago, I heard of a calorie formula to help a person stay at his normal weight once he has achieved it. Do you know of it?I have a love-hate relationship with formulas. They're fun, but I can't stand them.For a woman to maintain...
Daly Still Wants Booze `Every Day,' Drinks Cola Instead
British Open champion John Daly said Monday that he expected to be battling alcoholism for the rest of his life."It doesn't matter if I'm up or down, alcohol is a problem. I want it every day. The problem will never be gone," Daly said after capturing...
Deal Clears Way for Lobby Revamp Grass-Roots Contacts Exempt from Disclosure
BACKERS OF TOUGHER disclosure requirements for lobbyists softened their proposed bill Monday to forge a compromise on an issue that had eluded change for almost 50 years.Reaching for a middle ground with Republicans, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., agreed...
Democrats Launch Attack on Gop Cuts
In a campaign timed for Medicare's 30th anniversary, Democrats began a weeklong attack Monday on Republican plans to save $270 billion from the health care program for the elderly."The Republican cuts would cause $1,000 additional cost to the average...
Doggie Bagged: Part-Time Scout Barked Izzy's Praises
Figured generously, George Walden has earned about $12 a game to scout amateur baseball players throughout the area the last 33 years. That's an awful lot of No. 2 pencils, mosquito bites and four-hour American Legion games.It's the happy life of a bird...
Dogs' Attack Illustrates Dangers of Mail Carrier Job, Officials Say
Postal Service officials say the ferocious attack by two dogs on a letter carrier points out how dangerous the job can be.The attack Saturday on Stephen Dahl, who works for the Overland branch, was the worst this year, said Larry Wood, St. Louis postmaster....
E. St. Louis Schools Move to Avert Money Emergency Board Oks Borrowing Plan, Officials Accept Wage Freeze
The East St. Louis School Board took steps Monday night to avoid a cash crisis that could have left the district without enough money to meet its next payroll.After a heated discussion, board members agreed to a short-term borrowing plan ordered by a...
Evelyn Battle White Dies at 68; Headed Teachers Union
Evelyn Battle White, longtime St. Louis teacher and president for nine years of the St. Louis Teachers Union, Local 420, died Monday (July 24, 1995) at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County after a brief illness. She was 68.Before her...
Evelyn Battle White Dies at 68; Headed Teachers Union
Evelyn Battle White, longtime St. Louis teacher and president for nine years of the St. Louis Teachers Union, Local 420, died Monday (July 24, 1995) at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County after a brief illness. She was 68.Before her...
Even Ump Impressed with Job Orioles' Mussina Did vs. Royals
The Kansas City hitters weren't the only uniformed personnel impressed by Mike Mussina's pitching.As Orioles manager Phil Regan summoned reliever Jesse Orosco from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning of Baltimore's 6-2 victory Sunday night, home plate...
Feldewerth Hurls, Hits by St. Paul Sparkling Play Leads Wentzville to Victory
Too much Neil Feldewerth.That's the way St. Paul player/manager A.J. Koenig described his team's 7-4 loss to Wentzville in East Missouri Baseball Association play Friday night at St. Paul."He made the big pitches when he needed to, and he also did a...
Gannett Will Be Owner of Ksdk New Deal Pleases Channel 5 Staffers
Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper chain, said Monday that it would buy Multimedia Inc., which produces the talk shows of Rush Limbaugh and Sally Jessy Raphael and runs KSDK (Channel 5) in St. Louis.Gannett topped several competitors with its...
Girl's Killer to Get Life in Prison
Larry Moses should spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally stabbing a 12-year-old girl with a butcher knife, a jury in St. Louis County Circuit Court decided Monday night.Moses, 29, of Jennings, was convicted Saturday of first-degree murder...
Golf Shot to the Nose Nothing to Sniff At
MOST GOLFERS would agree that it was no one's fault but her own when Jeannine Pelletier managed to hit herself in the nose with her own golf ballThat's not an easy shot. I've played for years without coming close, and my nose is surely a more prominent...
Grandson Doesn't Know about Absent Father
Dear Abby: Perhaps you have answered this question in a previous column, but you will be doing this writer a favor by answering it again.When a grandson reaches the age of reasoning and asks his grandfather where his father is, what should the grandfather's...
He's a Steal: Hudler Thrills Angels Fans
In the movie "The Natural," Robert Redford's character swings a mystical bat in which he has carved the name "Wonder Boy."The California Angels have their "Wonder Dog." That is second baseman Rex Hudler's nickname, though he doesn't have it carved or...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer camps have been scheduled:Kickin' With The State Champs, a soccer skills camp, will be held Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Duchesne High. The camp, open to fourth- , fifth- and sixth-grade boys, will be conducted by Eastern Missouri...
Honor Roll
To make the honor roll, students at Barnwell Middle School, 1035 Jungs Station Road, must have a 3.0 grade point average, which is a B, and have no C, D or F grades.The following students are on the fourth-quarter honor roll: 7TH GRADEMichael J. Adams,...
Hud Audit Report: Bad News for Bussey
STOP THE PRESSES!: Would-be LaClede Town developer Charles Bussey Jr. is facing a new financial challenge: a HUD audit report that says that he and partner Bill Thomas are in default on a $150,000 mortgage on the Baden Place Apartments in north St. Louis....
Ian Moore and His Expressive Guitar
IF I could write music reviews as expressively as Ian Moore sings and plays guitar, you would read this column and think "incredible," "wow" and "awe-inspiring." It won't happen, and that's OK. Moore's guitar speaks in a language deeper than words.Moore...
`Instant Rock Stars' U.S. Amateurs in Romania Form Group, Become Headliners
It was just going to be a few American guys jamming, adding some spice to their lives as a businessman and U.S. government employees in an alien land.Who would have expected they would become famous, at least in Romanian terms?"We were instant rock stars,...
Israeli Woman Survives Two Bus Bombings
Since she survived a bus bombing last year that killed 22 people, Anat Ben-Tov has felt she was living on borrowed time and that "something bad" was going to happen.On Monday, it did. In a chilling replay, Ben-Tov miraculously walked away from a second...
Jury Convicts Man in Slaying at Kirkwood Antique Shop
Marlin Moss shot a Kirkwood antique shop clerk two years ago because of a dispute over a $4 item, prosecutors said.On Monday, a jury in St. Louis County Circuit Court agreed with the prosecutors. They found Moss, 25, guilty of first-degree murder in...
Kids' Songs Are Drain on Parents' Brains
SOMETIMES when Rodger J. Mansfield sits in the morning staff meeting, he hears Barney singing "I Love You, You Love Me."In the afternoon, working at his desk, he finds himself humming "Prince Ali! Mighty is he! Ali Ababwa" from the Disney cartoon "Aladdin."He...
La's Hollandsworth `Rookie of Weekend' in Games vs. Marlins
Todd Hollandsworth should be a runaway choice for rookie of the weekend, and he may yet contend for National League rookie of the year.The Los Angeles Dodgers' 22-year-old center fielder earned raves from manager Tommy Lasorda after fine back-to-back...
Mac Taps Lanese for No. 2 at Aerospace Financial Officer Named Deputy under Capellupo
McDonnell Douglas Corp. shuffled its executive ranks Monday, making Chief Financial Officer Herbert J. Lanese the co-pilot of its $9.7 billion government aerospace unit.Lanese's appointment as deputy president of McDonnell Douglas Aerospace is designed...
Measure Would Bar Felons from Owning Guns
Two lawmakers from Illinois proposed legislation Monday that would abolish a program under which some felons have regained their rights to own guns.Sen. Paul Simon and Rep. Richard Durbin, both Democrats, announced the legislation at a news conference...
Missouri Set to Execute Killer
Robert A. "Tony" Murray is scheduled to be executed early Wednesday for binding, gagging and killing execution-style two Laclede Cab drivers 10 years ago in a St. Louis apartment.Murray, 32, has exhausted his appeals. His attorney, Richard Sindel, said...
Morning Briefing
Bank Of Boston Says It Wants No More Suitors</P><P>Spurned by Corestates Financial Corp. and teased by Banc One Corp., Bank of Boston Corp. will not consider selling itself outright to another banking company, its chairman, Ira Stepanian, ...
New Adoption Law `Changed Everything'
Dear Ann Landers: My wife and I adopted several children many years ago when adoption records remained sealed.When our youngest child was 17, the adoption agency contacted us to let us know the birth mother had requested that we be "warned" of her plans...
Newspaper Giant Gets TV Operations
Gannett Co.'s plan to buy Multimedia Inc. for $1.7 billion would propel Gannett into two big, growing businesses - cable television and TV program syndication. It is the company's most aggressive effort to strengthen its core newspaper business and expand...
New Utility Law May Not Lower Rates, Critics Charge
Consumer advocates say legislation signed by Gov. Jim Edgar could meet only half its goals: bigger profits for electric companies but no assurance of lower rates for utility customers.Under the bipartisan measure that sailed through the Legislature,...
NFL Suspends Eagles Lineman for Six Games
Philadelphia offensive tackle Bernard Williams, who admitted last week he had tested positive for using marijuana, was suspended on Monday by the National Football League for the first six games of the season."Our prime concern is for the health and...
NRA Official Used Pseudonym in Anti-Waco, Clinton Letters
When it comes to criticizing federal agents for their missteps at Waco, Texas, or bashing President Bill Clinton for his belief in gun-control laws, few are as shrill as Theodore H. Fiddleman.Dozens of essays and letters to the editor have been printed...
Obituaries
Alberta W. Toedebusch</P><P>Alberta W. Toedebusch, 70, of the New Melle area, died of cancer Saturday (July 22, 1995) at her daughter's home in Webster Groves.</P><P>Mrs. Toedebusch, a lifelong resident of the New Melle area, ...
Officials Seek Block Grant Withdrawn from Project Orchard Farm Housing Delayed, Thus Denied $750,000 in Flood Aid
St. Charles County is laying claim to a $750,000 block grant of federal money that was earmarked last year for a housing project at Orchard Farm but was withdrawn earlier this month.The money, distributed through the Missouri Department of Economic Development,...
O.J. Defense Witness Cites Chemical Found in Sample of Blood Prosecution Questions Doctor's Credentials
O.J. Simpson's defense team continued Monday to try to show that blood evidence was planted by detectives in an effort to frame the football hero.Dr. Frederick Rieders, a toxicologist, testified that a chemical known as EDTA, a blood preservative used...
People
We thought that Lake Michigan would go dry before HARRY CARAY did, but we underestimated our man.The Cubs broadcaster ("I'm a Bud man") has sworn off alcohol since he stumbled and collapsed 13 months ago in Miami. Seems that the medicine Caray takes...
Philip Morris Papers on Craving Aired
Secret research documents show Philip Morris tracked hyperactive third-graders as potential future customers and gave electric shocks to college students to see if it would make them smoke more, a congressman charged Monday. One company report concluded...
Polls: U.S. Will Back American Troops in Bosnia If Americans Believe Action Will Work, They Will Support It
THE MANTRA "no ground troops" has been one of the few constants in the U.S. deliberation over Bosnia policy. But the conventional wisdom - that Americans, wary of Vietnam-like involvements, won't support putting American soldiers on the ground there...
Porn `Superstore' On-Line, Panel Told Service Defends Its Efforts to Protect Children
COMPUTER ON-LINE SERVICES have inadvertently created a "pedophile superstore" that lets pornographers corrupt children, a Senate committee was told Monday in the first congressional hearing on cyberporn.But an attorney for the nation's largest computer...
Preferences Will Remain in College Admissions; Just Not by Race
Now, let me try to get this straight: California Gov. Pete Wilson is fed up with "tribalism" and "dividing Californians by race" in his state's university system, so his response is to get rid of affirmative action in hiring and enrollment, which everyone...
Prosecutor Vows to Evoke Horror of Boys' Deaths
A prosecutor seeking the death penalty for Susan Smith told jurors Monday he would sketch the short lives of Alex and Michael to evoke the horror of the boys' deaths at their mother's hand.But defense lawyer David Bruck told the jury the greatest punishment...
Rams Have No Plans to Appease AWOL Bettis
If running back Jerome Bettis and his agent Lamont Smith are waiting for a softened stance from the Rams on Bettis' holdout, they could be in for a long wait.Jay Zygmunt, Rams senior vice president, said Monday night there is nothing to discuss with...
Rams Kickers Rock to Their Own Beat `We Stay out of Everybody's Way'
These four Rams looked like a rock group.Place-kicker Steve Starcevich - nickname Fabio - with his long flowing hair.Place-kicker Steve McLaughlin - nickname Sideshow - who actually played in an alternative rock band in college known as Pet the Fish.Punter...
Record Shortage of Low-Rent Units Is Detailed Here
More poor people than ever in the St. Louis area have trouble finding affordable housing, and the majority who do find it spend more than half their income on rent, a new report says.The report estimates that the area is short about 28,300 low-cost rental...
Rookie Pitcher Steals Show in Deion's Debut with Giants
Deion Sanders was upstaged by a rookie teammate Monday night when both made their debut for the San Francisco Giants.Jamie Brewington, 23, pitched seven strong innings in his first major-league game, earning the victory as San Francisco beat the Florida...
Sad Compromise on Lead Poisoning
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last year that the average blood-lead levels among Americans had dropped in the wake of federal initiatives to remove lead from gasoline, food cans and paint. At the same time, the CDC says the...
`Scrambling' on to Build Up Recycling `We're Working Every Day to Divert These Materials from Landfill," Official Says
Interest in recycling needs a boost and the St. Charles County Recycling Center wants to provide it."We're scrambling to get more participation from people. We're working every day to divert these materials from the landfill," said Mary Halliday, environmental...
Seneca Falls: Birthplace of Women's Rights
MARY GRATTON, operations manager of the National Women's Hall of Fame, grew up in this rural village in upstate New York. She remembers how students learned only about a few women, such as Martha Washington, Betsy Ross and Harriet Tubman."If it weren't...
Shortchanged in Retirement Many Women Face an Uphill Battle over Parity in Pension Benefits
Bonnie Gibbs dropped out of high school to marry at 16, raised five children and tended house until she was divorced at 56.Gibbs and her husband, Earl Wright, of Dongola in Southern Illinois, were poor, uneducated and had little property. To divorce...
Showdown Goes Way of Champs VFW Down 11-0, Roars Back over Old Monroe
The much-awaited East Missouri Baseball Association showdown between league leaders VFW Post 2866 and Old Monroe was played Sunday at C-H Park. And it certainly lived up to expectations."It was a great game, back and forth the whole way," one rival manager...
Skater Adds Gold to His Collection; Has 26 in Career
The most successful athlete in the history of the U.S. Olympic Festival added another gold medal to his collection Monday.Dante Muse, a roller skater from West Des Moines, Iowa, won the 500-meter quad race to run his gold medal count for this festival...
Slain Girl's Relatives Testify at Murder Trial Prosecutors to Use DNA Evidence against Suspect
Murder suspect Martin Link sat impassively Monday as the mother of his alleged victim tearfully recounted her last conversation with her 11-year-old daughter, who disappeared on the way to school four years ago."I said, `Please be careful; I worry about...
Smith Keeps `Middle-of-the-Road' Stance on Jenkins
University of Missouri football coach Larry Smith has no hankering to play God, he says, let alone the less daunting roles of judge or jury.So when he promptly condemned the "actions and judgment" of junior wide receiver Rahsetnu Jenkins after Jenkins...
Spare Susan Smith
Now that a jury has found Susan Smith guilty of murder in the drowning deaths of her two young sons, attention shifts to how she should be punished. Demands for the death penalty come all too easily in a case like this; anyone who has seen the photographs...
Sports Shorts
Florida Hires Ex-Blue MacLean As Coach</P><P>Former Blues assistant coach Doug MacLean was named coach of the Florida Panthers on Monday in a move management hopes will bring a more aggressive brand of play to the team. He had been serving...
St. Charles County - Where the New Homes Are More Permits Are Granted Than in St. Louis County
For the first time, more houses are being built in St. Charles County than in St. Louis County.Through June, St. Charles County issued 1,422 building permits for single-family houses this year; St. Louis County granted 1,395.Michael Duncan, research...
Suffering Suffragist
SHE WAS the first female broker on Wall Street.She was the first woman to address the U.S. Congress, the first to publish her own newspaper.She was a passionate suffragist as famous in her day as the sister-in-arms later honored with a $1 coin.In 1872,...
Suicide Bomber Kills 6 on Israeli Bus
A blast triggered by a suicide bomber ripped through a crowded commuter bus Monday in Tel Aviv's busy diamond exchange, killing six people and transforming the financial district into a scene of carnage and fury.Palestinian militants opposed to the Israeli-PLO...
Sumptuous `Phantom' Opens at Fox
Every time I go to an Andrew Lloyd Webber show I see more and more deeply into it - and what I see is usually more Andrew Lloyd Webber, sometimes from earlier shows, sometimes from later ones. It's a lot like looking into a "what's different?" puzzle,...
Teen Gets 75 Years for Attack on Pair
A story of shocking violence at a house in Edwardsville almost two years ago ended Monday with a teen-aged boy sentenced to 75 years in prison and a 70-year-old woman mourning her shattered retirement years.Kareem Jett, 16 - wearing a black-and-blue...
The First Fist Fight of Rams Camp Breaks Out
They say it's not really training camp until the first practice scuffle. One week into Rams camp, tight end Steve Brooks and safety R.J. Kors - both backups - squared off Sunday in the inaugural bout at Camp Rich."In a kickoff return drill, of all things,"...
Tight-Jean Wearers: Gravity Will Get You, Too
I BLAME JEANS commercials for the discontent in the world today. You get up in the morning and you don't feel too bad about yourself. Then you see a model on television, flat on her back, wriggling into a pair of jeans inch by inch. Don't ask how she...
Too Long between Handshakes in Space
When I spoke recently with Gen. Thomas Stafford, mission commander of the Apollo crew during the Apollo-Soyuz flight in July 1975, I noted enthusiastically that the second American-Russian handshake in space, between the Atlantis astronauts and Mir cosmonauts,...
Trade Pacts May Not Bring Improved Ties
Barely digesting last year's free-trade alphabet soup trade - WTO, NAFTA, EU and ASEAN - government leaders are again jawboning about an international trade initiative. This one is called TAFTA/US-Europe.The mouthful stands for Transatlantic Free Trade...
Twa Shows First Profit in 5 Years $5 Million Is Airline's Ticket to Recovery
Trans World Airlines Inc. announced its first quarterly profit in five years on Monday, finally joining its healthier rivals in the industry's recovery.TWA eked out $5.2 million in net income in the three months that ended June 30.Although that figure...
U.N. Troops Dig in, Train Big Guns on Serbs
Hundreds of British and French combat troops stole onto a mountain high above Sarajevo before dawn Monday and trained their guns on Bosnian Serbs holding the city under siege.But while the West focused its efforts on the Bosnian capital and another eastern...
Utility Law Gets Mixed Reviews Critics, Backers Debate Whether Rates Will Drop
Consumer advocates say legislation signed by Gov. Jim Edgar could meet only half its goals: bigger profits for electric companies but no assurance of lower rates for utility customers.Under the bipartisan measure that sailed through the Legislature,...
Wakefield (10-1) Pads Streak to Six as Red Sox Top Twins
Tim Wakefield won his sixth successive start, and Rick Aguilera earned his second save against his former team as the Boston Red Sox beat the visiting Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday night.Wakefield (10-1), signed as a free agent April 27, struck out seven,...
Wall Street Courts Women Investors Now
Judy Resnick's first experience with the financial world was nothing short of a disaster.A divorced mother of two, Resnick had a modest inheritance to invest. In less than a year, however, all of it was lost to risky investments made on the advice of...
Welcome Victory for Msd
At long last, the Metropolitan Sewer District's service charges have been judged legal.The ruling will be appealed by the plaintiffs, who contend MSD's charges are taxes, not fees and hence subject to the Hancock Amendment's requirement they be put to...
Wentzville Leads in Legion Surprises No. 1 St. Charles, No. 3 Sullivan out of Tourney
When the District Nine American Legion baseball playoffs kicked off Saturday, upsets were expected. After all, the double-elimination tournament has a history of producing surprises and the play this summer was as competitive as ever.But no one expected...
When Riverboats Are a Bad Gamble
A preliminary report done for the Illinois Gaming Board shows how that state has fallen short of its obligation to help repair some of the problems that legalized gambling has brought. The study said that while as many as 200 physicians, counselors and...
Yanks, Strawberry Disagree over Uses of Proposed Salary
Contract negotiations between the New York Yankees and Darryl Strawberry have hit a snag because the team wants the slugger to donate part of his salary to charity and have a bank handle his finances.The Yankees acknowledged the disagreement Monday with...