St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 28, 1995

3 White Police Officers Charged in Man's Death Black Businessman, 31, Suffocated during Scuffle
Two white policemen were charged Monday with third-degree murder in the death of a black businessman who suffocated during a scuffle after a traffic stop. A third white officer was charged with involuntary manslaughter.Two more officers, both white,...
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3 White Police Officers Charged in Man's Death Black Businessman, 31, Suffocated during Scuffle
Three suburban white officers were charged Monday in the death of a black businessman who suffocated during a scuffle after a traffic stop.Two of the officers were each charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, and the third with...
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All-Gac Conference Offenses Loaded with Running Backs This Year
In most years, they would've been virtual locks for the All-Gateway Athletic Conference football first team. But not this year.Second-team running backs Kevin Schramm of St. Charles, Reed Bredensteiner of Duchesne, Chris Miller of Wentzville and Jason...
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Aristide Tells Interviewer He'll Step Down as Planned Haitian Leader Says December Election Will Take Place
After a week of uncertainty that unnerved local politicians as well as top U.S. officials, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide promised Monday to abide by elections to choose his successor."I am leaving on Feb. 7," the Rev. Jean-Yves Urfie quoted Aristide...
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Auburn Upsets Louisville 82-78 in Puerto Rico
Auburn erased an 18-point deficit midway through the second half and toppled No. 13 Louisville 82-78 Sunday night in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Shootout in Bayamon.Auburn held Louisville (2-1) to five points in the final 5 minutes 29 seconds.Led...
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Backup Goalie Shines Cowie's 26 Stops Help Ambush Rock Detroit
Ambush goalie Bill Cowie is like Christmas lights. It seems he comes out of storage only once a year. But when he does, he really shines.Player-coach Daryl Doran decided to give No. 1 keeper Jamie Swanner a rest Sunday night against the Detroit Rockers...
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Baker Scoring System to Spice Team Challenge Here Dec. 2-3
The exciting Brunswick World Team Challenge will be back in St. Louis on Dec. 2-3 at Tropicana Lanes.The tournament of top professional and amateur bowlers features the Baker Scoring System - exciting for spectators and competitors alike.A field of...
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Beatlemania Good Time to Cash in on Fab Four's Mementos
Time to sell that Beatles record stashed away in the attic? Or the poster from their last live show in England?The release of "Free as a Bird," the John Lennon song that "reunited" the group for its first recording in 25 years, has reignited Beatlemania...
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Big Year for Girls in Balance Mix of Experience Plus Youth Adds Up to Title Contender
Francis Howell North girls basketball coach Mike Kenny likes the way things are shaping up."I'd like to think this is a team that can compete for the conference title," said Kenny, whose Lady Knights were 20-6 overall and 6-2 in Gateway Athletic Conference...
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Black Activists Plan Political Convention
BLACK POLITICAL scientists and activists are organizing a national black political convention next summer that could affect the relationship between African-American voters and the Democratic Party.The convention, which is in the early planning stages,...
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Briefs
WORLD EGYPT Carter Attends Summit About Rwandan Refugees</P><P>Four African leaders and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter are meeting to figure out how to get 2 million refugees home to Rwanda.</P><P>The five-day summit...
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Briefs
CANADAGovernment Proposes Concessions To QuebecSeeking to head off another secession attempt in Canada, the federal government proposed Monday to recognize Quebec formally as a distinct society and offered to give it a veto over constitutional change....
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Business Notes
SPOTLIGHT</P><P>Recently joining Centennial Bank in St. Charles were David Harris, Sharon Leach and Angel Williams. Harris, who lives in St. Charles, has been hired as a vice president and commercial loan officer. Leach, who lives in...
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BYGONES WITH HIS $8 MILLION STADIUM-LEASE BUYOUT IN HAND, JERRY CLINTON CALLS HIS BATTLES WITH CIVIC POWERS OVER THE STADIUM LEASE MOSTLY THE RESULT OF MISUNDERSTANDINGS Series: CONVERSATIONS WITH JERRY BERGER
JERRY G. CLINTON, 58, head of Grey Eagle Distributors Inc., the St. Louis County wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products, likes to reminisce about one of his first forays at wing shooting.The late John Krey III had invited Clinton to join his party in...
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Chargers Show They've Still Got Some Kick as They Beat Raiders
Cornerback Dwayne Harper outsmarted the old man, Vince Evans, and the defending American Football Conference champion San Diego Chargers have a slight pulse, after all.Harper intercepted the 40-year-old Evans three times, including consecutive third-quarter...
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Clinton Sells Plan for Bosnia U.S. Troops Vital for Peace, He Says
President Bill Clinton said Monday night that U.S. troops must go to Bosnia to secure the peace and that they would "fight fire with fire, and then some" if attacked.In a nationally televised speech from the Oval Office, Clinton built his case for sending...
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Common Sense on Immigration
By cutting the heart out of California's ill-considered Proposition 187, a federal judge in Los Angeles has restored to illegal immigrants protections that federal law provides. She also rescued teachers, social workers and medical personnel from becoming...
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Compression Fractures: Spinal Injury Is Cause
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have what is called "compression fracture in the lumbar spine." The pain is terrible. Can the fracture be repaired? Sleeping is difficult.Have you got the right idea about what happened to your spine? A compression fracture involves...
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Cops Pound Kid at Mall; Taxpayers Take the Hit
KIDS IN public places can be noisy, irritating, obnoxious. Especially other people's kids. At times, they can make us want to tell them to hush. Or even tweak their noses. But it's always wise to show restraint.For example, there was this scene that...
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Ease Fears of Serbs, U.N. Urges Bosnia Officials Predict Thousands Will Flee
U.N. officials urged the Bosnian government Monday to soothe the fears of Serbs panicked over the prospect of living in a city controlled by their enemies.Serbs in Sarajevo have protested for days against the peace agreement initialed last week in Dayton,...
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E-Mail Doesn't Cancel out Letters
The letter is dying. This is the hype surrounding electronic communications. And electronic communications are booming. Americans are "surfing" the Internet, signing up for on-line services and turning to fax machines and cellular phones. These technologies...
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Families Caught Homeless in Guardhouses Dispute `We Just Don't Have Anywhere to Go'
Families that hoped to move into new three- and four-bedroom apartments in O'Fallon are fretfully waiting for the developer and the city to settle a dispute about security measures at the apartment complex on Tom Ginnever Avenue.O'Fallon has refused...
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Family Farm Hits Century Mark Illinois Clan Plans Big Celebration
IF CENTRAL casting told you to get three guys who looked like Illinois farmers, you'd come back with the Keller boys - Bill, John, Louis. They are solid, substantial, and cute in a sly sort of way.The boys are in their 70s now, as weathered and sturdy...
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Fatherhood, `Hudson' Fun for Ladue Native
NO ONE recognizes Tom Gallop, at least not yet.But that's OK with the baby-faced Ladue native, who's having the time of his life as the co-star of a hit sitcom and - even better - as a new father.Gallop, a 1983 graduate of Horton Watkins High School,...
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Fedex Stalemate May Hurt Holiday Mailers
There may be some bad news for last-minute Christmas shoppers who have come to rely on overnight delivery services to get their gifts under the tree on time.If the pilot union slowdown against Federal Express Corp. begins to have an impact on holiday...
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Five Generations of Women Possess Strength to Endure
WHAT SECRET, passed from mother to daughter, endowed five generations of women with the strength to prevail against difficult odds?I asked myself that question over and over again and again after meeting Yvonne Griffith. Yvonne is 55. Yvonne's mother,...
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Free Trade Moves Forward in Asia
Last month, Congress refused to give the administration so-called fast-track authority, which allows trade pacts to be negotiated without Congress later being able to amend them piece by piece. The only way the rest of the world can or will negotiate...
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Getting It All for a Song `Twelve Days of Christmas' Gifts Get Cheaper, Reflect Low Inflation
The cost for all the presents in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" has taken an unprecedented swan dive this year.A 50 percent fall in the price tag for "seven swans a swimming" helped cut this year's bill for the items in the famous Christmas carol by...
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Gingrich out of Race, but Will Have Impact
House Speaker Newt Gingrich ruled out a 1996 presidential run Monday, leaving a clearly defined field to fight for the GOP nomination and little doubt the speaker himself will be a campaign issue.It had long been clear that Gingrich was unlikely to join...
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Government: A-12 Details Withheld
The Justice Department, which lost a court fight against McDonnell Douglas Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. in 1994 over cancellation of a $4.8 billion Navy bomber contract, said the companies had withheld information about key details of the plane.The...
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Gusty Snowstorm Blasts Rockies, Upper Midwest
Blowy, snowy weather whipped through the upper Midwest Monday, hobbling travelers, closing schools and even delaying the traditional start of the Christmas season.The storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow on Wisconsin prompted the mayor of West Bend...
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Heavy Burdens Make Light News a Must
HUMORISTS are enigmas. People don't understand how they can keep their Mary Poppins trust, their Pocahontas innocence and their Jay Leno sense of humor in the face of all the bad things that are highlighted on the 6 o'clock news.Part of it is denial....
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How Convenient: Store near St. Charles Sells Lottery Winner
Shirley Sperry and Angela Howard greeted customers with a little more enthusiasm Monday at the Convenient Food Mart near St Charles. They hoped to meet one of the luckiest persons they'll ever lay eyes on.How lucky? Someone bought a Powerball ticket...
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Illini, Thin in the Middle, Face Eastern Illinois in Tuneup for Duke
The season opener wasn't televised Saturday night, so there were only 12,000 or so folks who actually saw it.But Texas-San Antonio coach Tim Carter can give his impression of the University of Illinois basketball team after its 83-80 victory over the...
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In the Spirit Woman Whose Supplies for the Needy Were Stolen Gets Help from Area Firm
ADELMA HOERBER says "humbug" summed up her feelings about the holidays after finding the trunk popped on her car. Gone were the supplies she and others had been collecting for the needy.She wrote a letter about the theft that appeared in Monday's Post-Dispatch.Later...
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Ireland Allows Divorce
By the smallest of margins, the Irish people have voted to legalize divorce. To Americans, whose constitution is primarily a framework, not a detailed blueprint, it may seem strange that divorce is part of the constitution, but it is and that is one...
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Jayhawks Will Unveil `Charles Atlas' Look against Virginia
When second-ranked Kansas meets Virginia on Wednesday in the Great Eight basketball festival in Auburn Hills, Mich., the Jayhawks will get a swift barometer of the success of their offseason.After being nudged, thumped and plowed 67-58 by the burly Cavaliers...
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Jets' Khabibulin Stops Oilers 34 Saves Earn First Shutout; Tkachuk Hurt
Nikolai Khabibulin earned his first National Hockey League shutout Sunday night, making 34 saves in the Winnipeg Jets' 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.Teemu Selanne and Ed Olczyk each had a goal and an assist for the Jets. Dave Manson and Alexei...
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Judge Grants Killer a Stay of Execution
Anthony Joe LaRette Jr., the longest-serving inmate on death row, had his scheduled execution put on hold Monday by a federal judge, but Missouri's attorney general appealed the ruling.LaRette, 44, on death row since Oct. 7, 1981, had been scheduled...
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Kentucky Flying Blind vs. Umass
Kentucky coach Rick Pitino has a problem any college coach would love. The No. 1 Wildcats have perhaps the deepest bench in the nation, and everybody knows it.But it's the unknown that bothers Pitino as the Wildcats prepare to play No. 5 Massachusetts...
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Kentucky Flying Blind vs. Umass in `Great Eight'
Kentucky coach Rick Pitino has a problem any college coach would love. The No. 1 Wildcats have perhaps the deepest bench in the nation, and everybody knows it.But it's the unknown that bothers Pitino as the Wildcats prepare to play No. 5 Massachusetts...
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Knight Boys Rebuilding after Losing All Starters off Standout 22-6 Team
The Francis Howell North boys basketball team is starting over.The Knights enjoyed one of their best seasons a year ago, finishing 22-6 overall and 6-2 in the Gateway Athletic Conference.But that was last year. Since then, four starters, including All-GACers...
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Lawmakers Question Clinton's Bosnia Policy
President Bill Clinton's address Monday night on Bosnia began a debate in which misgivings extend to members of his own party in Congress.House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., said Monday that he was not yet prepared to endorse Clinton's...
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Lawmakers Question Clinton's Bosnia Policy
President Bill Clinton's address Monday night on Bosnia begins a debate in which misgivings extend to some members of his own party in Congress.House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., said before the speech Monday that he was not prepared...
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Lots of Talk about Toilet Seats
Dear Abby: I couldn't believe the letter from the wife who complained about her husband leaving the toilet seat up. She admitted she couldn't "count the number of times" she had fallen in. And then she said, "He still hasn't learned." WHO hasn't learned?The...
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Man Pleads Guilty to Assaults on Girl
Steven R. Knierim, 48, of St. Charles County, pleaded guilty Monday to three felony sex offenses. The victim was 14 when the first assault occurred in 1994.In exchange for Knierim's guilty plea, the St. Charles County prosecutor's office agreed to drop...
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Man Pleads Innocent in Death of Model
A photographer pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of murdering a model whose body was found buried in the mountains.A newspaper reported that police wondered whether they had a serial killer on their hands. Pictures of women who look dead were found...
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Medical Plan Poses Too Many Problems
As the president and Congress dicker over the federal budget, here's an item they should drop: the proposed Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) for Medicare beneficiaries.MSAs are a terrible idea that would raise - not lower - government spending. They'd...
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Moderation? Bah, Humbug!
When Colin Powell walked away from the presidential race, a chorus of moans went up from the middle of the road. His withdrawal was taken as one more proof of the polarization of our politics, which supposedly has disenfranchised the millions of Americans...
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Monk, 37, Joins Eagles
Art Monk, the National Football League's career receptions leader, signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday and might play against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.Terms were not disclosed, although club sources said Monk will...
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Monster Collector Video Tells of Toys, Those Who Treasure Them
To make a point in his video on collectible action toys, Raymond Castile of St. Charles filmed a Christmas morning scene guaranteed to send chills up collector's spines.As the video begins, the camera focuses on a Christmas tree and presents underneath...
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Morning Briefing
Sverdrup's Navy Deal Worth $287 Million</P><P>Sverdrup Corp. has won a $287 million deal from the Navy for engineering support at its air warfare weapons unit at China Lake, Calif.</P><P>The contract lasts five years and calls...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
To be sure, it was news that the Chicago Bulls lost Sunday night. After all, it was just their second defeat in 12 games. But there was some really BIG news in the Bulls' 97-92 defeat by the Seattle SuperDuperSonics in the town that made sleeplessness...
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Music Patron Lauded Symphony Donor Lee Earns a Standing `O'
Somebody got a standing ovation Monday in Powell Symphony Hall, but the recipient wasn't the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or a famous musician.The applause went to E. Desmond Lee, the businessman-philanthropist from Ladue who has become one of the orchestra's...
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N. Ireland Truce Doesn't Stop Violence as Clinton Prepares for Visit, `Punishment' Beatings Rampant
EDITOR'S NOTE - When President Bill Clinton arrives in Belfast Thursday, he will step into a land where paramilitary warfare between Protestant and Catholic camps has been suspended - but where violence within hard-line neighborhoods remains part...
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No. 19 Maryland Struggles Past Towson State
Johnny Rhodes scored 12 of his 22 points in the final nine minutes as No. 19 Maryland received a huge scare from unheralded Towson Statei before rallying to win 70-67 Monday in Baltimore.The Terrapins (1-1) trailed by six points at halftime, 49-40 early...
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No. 19 Maryland Struggles Past Towson State
Johnny Rhodes scored 12 of his 22 points in the final nine minutes as No. 19 Maryland received a huge scare from unheralded Towson State, playing in its opener, before rallying to win 70-67 Monday in Baltimore.The Terrapins (1-1) trailed by six points...
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No Hullabaloo? Coach, Ex-Captain Really Are Alike
On Thanksgiving in Blues Country, the issue on the table was leadership.Early in the day, Brett Hull, the captain without portfolio, spoke of the "C" being peeled from his shirt."That was an unfortunate incident," he said. "The team was going a little...
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No Occupancy Permits for Apartments Yet Developer Has Yet to Comply on Security, Officials Contend
O'Fallon has refused to issue the occupancy permits needed by a developer before renters may begin moving into a new 24-unit apartment on Tom Ginnever Avenue.O'Fallon claims the developer has not complied with ordinances requiring the construction of...
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Not an Excellent Adventure Billikens Don't Find Paradise Very Appealing
You and your friends are several thousand miles from home. Someone picks your pocket. Another stranger mugs you and leaves you discombobulated. All around, harsh voices scream mean words.What will you do? What will you do?"This was an experience," tourist-basketball...
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Obituaries
Susan E. Willbrand</P><P>Susan E. Willbrand, 34, of St. Charles, died Monday (Nov. 27, 1995) at home.</P><P>Mrs. Willbrand was a homemaker. She belonged to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.</P><P>The funeral...
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Orioles Pair GM Gillick with Johnson
Pat Gillick, architect of two World Series titles with the Toronto Blue Jays, was hired Monday as general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.Gillick, the former Blue Jays GM whose teams won the Series in 1992 and 1993, signed a three-year contract. Other...
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Parole for Murderers Is Mockery of Justice
WHILE SWITCHING channels on TV last week, I stumbled upon a parole hearing for Sirhan Sirhan.Sirhan, if you've forgotten, is the man found guilty of the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, minutes after Kennedy had won the California presidential...
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Peace Could Be near in Bud War Busch Offers to Pay $200 Million, Paper Says
Anheuser-Busch Cos. has offered to pay $200 million and make large purchases of Czech hops to gain the right to sell its beer under the Bud name, according to a newspaper in Prague.The proposal, if accepted, would end a decades-old dispute with a government-run...
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People
In the '60s movie version of "Bye Bye Birdie," Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke played the romantic leads. Now, in the '90s television remake - you can see it Sunday on Channel 30 - the romance has gone interracial, with VANESSA WILLIAMS and JASON ALEXANDER.In...
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Pigeon Shoot Police, Residents Rid Town of 100fowl Creatures
Highland police officers came out at daybreak to shoot at suspects accused of making noise and messes. They killed about 100 of the culprits.Feathers flew. "This was a very controlled, planned elimination of a large number of pigeons roosting in downtown...
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Pistons Give Gift to Magic
Nick Anderson scored 31 points and the Orlando Magic made four free throws in the final minute to hold off the Detroit Pistons 96-95 Monday night for their fifth consecutive victory.Playing at home, the Magic squandered a 10-point second-half lead, then...
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Pixel Perfect: `Toy Story' Is Animation First
TAKE the Disney studio tour and along Dopey Drive you won't find a movie set for what could be the holiday season's hottest ticket. "Toy Story" doesn't have a street address.The sets were built with pixels, not planks. The lighting was controlled by...
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Poland's Election Is Guide to Russia's
The victory of Aleksandr Kwasniewski, head of a reformed and renamed Communist Party, in the Polish presidential election reawakened fears of a return to communism in those parts of the world that only recently shook it off. These fears were first felt...
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Profit Outlook Pushes Stocks to Records
Financial issues paced the stock market's rise to records Monday as investors bet that lower borrowing costs will boost corporate earnings next year.The Dow Jones industrial average reached its 63rd record this year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 climbed...
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Program Moves Students to Move Others in Positive Way
About 100 students in the Fort Zumwalt School District are really positive about being a positive influence on their classmates. They'll be coming to school at 8 a.m. Dec. 9, a Saturday, to learn leadership skills in a program called Positive Peer Influence.Bernard...
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Quayle Sees a Number of Reasons for Republicans to Worry
For the first time in 20 years, Dan Quayle is sitting out a political campaign, but he still plays the presidential election game in his head. He is worrying about two dates - this Dec. 15 and next Labor Day weekend - and what they may do to Republican...
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Rams Blowing Too Many Tackles - on Offense
Some of the best broken-field running of the season took place Sunday in San Francisco.No, it wasn't Jerome Bettis. Or Jerry Rice. Or even Steve Young.It was those dashing 49ers defensive backs, who returned four interceptions for a franchise-record...
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Rams' Offense Down to 2 Plays That Are Working: Tailspin, Dive
Even at its best, the Rams' offense was no Blue & Gold Machine this season. But during the team's current slide, spare PSLs have been easier to find than the end zone.Debate teams have scored more points. The Rams' charter jet has made more touchdowns....
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Residents Plotting Path to Future 100 Split into Groups to Gather Data, Chart Map for Next Century
Getting under way this week in St. Charles County is the nitty-gritty job of putting together a roadmap to show the directions St. Charles County should be taking in the first decade of the next century.To do the job, nearly 100 volunteers have been...
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Returning Experience, Talent and Youth - Only One Senior
The Francis Howell North wrestling team may be short on seniors this year. But it isn't short on talent or experience."We'll be young again this year, but a number of these guys have been in the program a few years, so that shouldn't be a major problem,"...
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Sabres Slice Blues Down 2 Nothing
The meetings began almost as soon as Monday night's game ended, a 2-0 shutout for Dominik Hasek and the Buffalo Sabres over the listless Blues at lifeless Kiel Center.First, the players, minus former captain Brett Hull, met in the Blues' locker room....
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Saints Atone for Loss to Carolina Offense Comes Alive in 34-26 Win
The New Orleans Saints got even Sunday night. Their 34-26 victory over the Carolina Panthers at the Superdome made amends for a 17-point loss at Clemson, S.C., five weeks earlier.It wasn't the kind of performance the Panthers wanted in their first prime...
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Sister Shouldn't Betray Confidences
Dear Ann Landers: My 38-year-old sister, who is ending a 17-year marriage, is already seeing someone new. Her new flame was recently hospitalized for active tuberculosis. He is also HIV positive.Sis was informed of his health status up front. To his...
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Sonics End Bulls' Win Streak
Gary Payton scored six of his season-high 26 points in the last four minutes Sunday night as the Seattle SuperSonics ended the Chicago Bulls' five-game winning streak with a 97-92 victory.Payton stole the ball from Michael Jordan with 20 seconds left...
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Sports Shorts
Billikens Get First Bid To Volleyball's `NIT'</P><P>St. Louis University received its first bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships, the school announced Monday.</P><P>The tournament will be held in Kansas...
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Sports Shorts
Billikens Get First Bid To Volleyball's `NIT'</P><P>St. Louis University received its first bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships, the school announced Monday.</P><P>The tournament will be held in Kansas...
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Spotlight
This week's student spotlight focuses on Marie Behle, a senior at Orchard Farm High School. As a member of HI STEP at her school, Marie is one of several students who serve as mentors for second-, fourth- and sixth-graders four times a month."We try...
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State Agency Offers Permits, Books, Videos to Stuff Stockings
This holiday season, how would you like to give those on your gift list the state of Missouri to explore and enjoy? You can do that with gifts from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Lifetime permits, books and videos from MDC make great...
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Supreme Court Holds Abortion Foes Liable Protesters Face Payment of Clinic's Legal Fees
The Supreme Court Monday refused to free five anti-abortion demonstrators from paying nearly $100,000 in legal fees to an abortion clinic they targeted.The action, taken without comment in a case from Sacramento, Calif., marked the first time the justices...
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Sutherland Gets Mu Started Comes off Bench, Sparks Win over Tennessee State
When it was mentioned to junior Jason Sutherland a fews weeks ago that he might not figure in the University of Missouri's starting lineup this season, he consoled himself by buying a Rottweiler puppy. But if cuddling with "Bowe" wasn't solace enough,...
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Sutherland Not Pining to Start Comes off Bench, Sparks Win over Tennessee State
For the second game in a row, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart used 14 players. For the second game in a row, five scored in double figures.But perhaps nothing attests to the bottomless depth of this MU team as does the fact that...
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Tampa Bay Wins 5th in Row
Daren Puppa made 45 saves and Shawn Burr had a goal and an assist Monday night, sending the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 for its fifth successive victory.Puppa registered his first shutout this season and helped Tampa Bay establish...
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Terms near on District Hiring Californian Expected to Be Superintendent
The Francis Howell School Board is negotiating with Lee Brittenham, superintendent of the Yuba City (Calif.) School District, to become its next superintendent."We are exchanging conversations on finalizing an offer," said Brittenham Monday afternoon....
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Thumper Crop Rabbit-Killing Virus Pleases Australians
It sounds like a script for a Hollywood horror movie: A deadly virus escapes from a biohazard lab. Corpses litter the landscape as a plague spreads across a continent.But rather than flee in terror, Australians are cheering a virus that is wiping out...
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Urkesh, City of the Hurrians
Reading the Bible sheds light on a fact of early historic times: Many cities and their inhabitants, tribes and their customs, arose and then vanished over the last several thousand years. Whole cities and ways of life came into being, survived for maybe...
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Venezia Jury to Hear Closing Arguments
Jurors will hear about nine hours of closing arguments today and Wednesday before deciding whether they should convict Thomas Venezia of running an illegal gambling empire in the Metro East area.The final comments from federal prosecutors and five defense...
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Veterans Doubt Wisdom of Sending Troops to Bosnia
A sampling of war veterans here finds that most oppose any dispatch of American soldiers to Bosnia.Typical of the sentiments expressed in phone interviews Monday was that of Dick Cotter of Affton, who won a battlefield commission as an artillery officer...
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Wal-Mart Taxes Spur Tug of War between Districts Festus, Crystal City Claim Revenue
Time was when no one really cared about the paltry taxes from a tract of marshland on Truman Boulevard that straddles the boundary between Crystal City and Festus.Not until 1993 anyway. That's when the flood-prone 26 acres was filled in and the giant...
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What Mandate for the Gop?
Look at it from House Speaker Newt Gingrich's standpoint. His Contract With America not only helped to restore GOP control of the Congress but did so by electing a freshman class of young Republicans committed to downsizing the federal government and...
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While Blues Lag, Twist Takes a Swing at Heavyweight Belt
Tough guy Tony Twist hasn't been on the ice much in the two games he has played since returning from surgery on his left bicep, but his shifts have been memorable.Two fights. Two knockouts.Ken Baumgartner was the victim in a 2-2 tie with Toronto on Saturday....
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