St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 5, 1995

3-Point Spree Carries Illini Past K-State
The fact that the Illinois basketball team, which averaged just more than five 3-point goals a game last season, would hit 11 Monday night was boggling enough. But that none of them was by Richard Keene, the school's career leader in 3-pointers, was...
Acf Industries Putting New Face on Old Building for Happy Return
The architect who is designing renovation of ACF Industries' building says that the entrance on Clark Street will be a lot more elaborate than a front door."We're going to use brick and decorative stone and match the existing brick on the building,"...
Achy Miller Gives His Head a Rest Still Drowsy after Suffering Concussion
After suffering his fifth concussion in 14 months, Chris Miller wasn't at work Monday.Miller spent the day at home with what Rich Brooks called "a lingering headache and some drowsiness."Brooks said Miller underwent a CT scan Sunday night, which examines...
Addressing Ulster's Future
Chalk up another foreign policy triumph for President Bill Clinton. Merely boarding Air Force One and pointing the plane toward Ireland seemed to be enough to get the prime ministers of Britain and Ireland to resolve their impasse over talks about the...
After Years of Nhl Success, Teams in Alberta Get Clipped
In the not too distant past, the western Canadian province of Alberta proved inhospitable to visiting teams in the National Hockey League.And we're not talking about the inclement weather, with mountains of snow, subzero temperatures and Arctic blasts."You...
Aids Test Flap Ends Relationship
Dear Ann Landers: After years of being alone, I recently met a man who caused my heart to open like a rose in the sun. We were instantly attracted to each other.I am 45 and never married, and "Howard" is 50 and divorced. One evening, I asked him how...
Angelic Messages Rang True on My Voice Mail
I SPENT THREE HOURS Monday morning talking to angels.If you don't believe it, I don't blame you. About this time last year, I wrote a column denouncing angels, the angel craze and the people who claim they talk to, see and hear angels.So you can imagine...
Area Notes
Chris Blackburn, a St. Dominic High graduate, recently earned All-America honors with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Division II cross country championships in Spartanburg, S.C.A sophomore at Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville, Blackburn ran the...
Arms Called Necessary for Peace
A SPECIALIST IN the tangled affairs of Bosnia said here Monday that the peace accord would work only if the federation of Muslims and Croats gets a supply of heavy arms - and fairly soon.The expert is Kenneth Jepsen of the Washington-based U.S. Institute...
Army Sgt. Matthew Chipman, Who Was among the First Americans
Army Sgt. Matthew Chipman, who was among the first Americans to land Monday in Sarajevo, was unable to reach his parents when he telephoned home to Beardstown, Ill., during the weekend to tell them that he was going to war-torn Bosnia.His parents, Blanche...
A Spending Bill's Wayward Path
The government may shut down again this month. And to understand why the nation might again be forced to endure television shots of crabby politicians dashing in and out of futile meetings, the strange tale of the bill funding labor, human services and...
Booting Up a Citywide Computer Network
Should the city of St. Louis and other local governments build citywide computer networks to provide multimedia services to homes and businesses?This may be the single most important issue facing St. Louisans for the rest of the decade. It relates to...
Breast Cancer Drug Strains Budget
Q. I have been on tamoxifen for 10 months now. The $75 per month is a strain for our household finances. Each time I refill my prescription I wonder, how sure is this to do the job?If it were an antibiotic for an infection or any of several other kinds...
Briefs
ILLINOIS COLLINSVILLE Man Killed In 30-Foot Fall From Tower</P><P>Phillip E. Kilbury, 39, of the State Park Place area near Collinsville, was killed Sunday when he fell from a 30-foot radio tower he had been taking down, the St. Clair...
Briefs
MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION UM President Fined For Filing Report Late</P><P>The Missouri Ethics Commission has assessed a $2,050 fine against University of Missouri President George A. Russell for the late filing of his personal financial...
Briefs
NATION OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING Judge From Colorado To Preside At Trial</P><P>A judge from Colorado was appointed Monday to preside over the Oklahoma City bombing trial.</P><P>The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appointed...
Brooks: It Wasn't Cheap Shot That Ko'd Miller
Was it a flagrant blow? Yes.A cheap shot? No.That's how Rams coach Rich Brooks saw the hit administered by New York Jets defensive end Marvin Washington, which resulted in another concussion Sunday for quarterback Chris Miller."Two years ago, it would...
Buchanan, Perot off Base on Trade
Anytime either Pat Buchanan or Ross Perot opens his mouth on a matter of public policy, there is a 75 percent chance that what you are about to hear will be wrong. But anytime they are both saying exactly the same thing, the likelihood is close to 100...
Budget Babble Congress Speaks Mysterious Language
APPROPRIATIONS. Reconciliation. Debt limits. Entitlements. Discretionary spending. As normal Americans get into the holiday spirit, this is the seasonal fare on Capitol Hill.And if you can't figure out what's going on, join the club.The budget debate...
Business Notes
SPOTLIGHT</P><P>Malaine P. Hagemeier has joined the law firm of Pelikan, Ehlmann & Guinness in St. Charles. She is an adjunct professor of business law at Lindenwood College.</P><P>John W. McClure of St. Charles County...
Can Mu Hog the Attention?
By halftime, coach Norm Stewart said all that was left was "to fight over the oranges."During the debacle, assistant coach Lee Winfield was left limping after colleague Bryan England accidentally stomped on his foot.By the end, guard Melvin Booker was...
Capital Gains Issue a Yawner for the Tax-Savvy Superrich
The truly rich just yawn when they hear that Congress plans to cut taxes on capital gains. That's because they avoid this tax, thanks to loopholes large enough to drive a zillion-dollar fortune through.Congress proposes to let people with garden-variety...
Carnahan Targets Violence in Schools Wants Legislature to Crack Down on Assaults
If Gov. Mel Carnahan has his way, anyone who strikes a teacher or student in the future would be treated more harshly. And St. Louis teacher Thomas Keay thinks that's a good idea."There has to be some serious consequences for their actions," said Keay,...
Caterpillar Workers Await Call Company Wants Assurances of Good-Faith Return
Workers who struck Caterpillar Inc. for 17 months without winning a contract anxiously awaited a summons back to work Monday while the company sought assurances a return would be made in good faith.The nation's largest maker of heavy and earth-moving...
City to Appeal Reversal of Bid to Block Housing
City officials in St. Charles say they will appeal a county circuit judge's order that would permit construction of two public-housing buildings for low-income people.St. Charles County Circuit Judge William T. Lohmar Jr. last week issued a ruling reversing...
Clinton Polishes Image in Role as Peacemaker Trips Abroad Offer Chance for Political Dividends
AS PRESIDENT BILL Clinton ranged across Europe last week, from the pomp of Buckingham Palace to a delirious welcome from the Irish people to a respectful salute from U.S. Army units in Germany, his aides couldn't stop grinning at each other.They had...
Clinton's Journey: From Emerald Isle to Staging Ground for Bosnia
In the land of Joyce and Yeats, of terrible beauty and widening gyres, you don't hear much psychobabble.So the Irish cocked a brow when President Bill Clinton called their bloody tribal war a diversity issue and advised the South, since it has "more...
Confluence St. Louis Losing Edith Cunnane
PROS & CONFLUENCE: Edith C. Cunnane has just given notice of her departure as executive director of highbrow Confluence St. Louis and already a short list of possible replacements has begun circulating among the region's movers and shakers. On...
Court Rules against Blacks in Suit for Slavery Damages Appellate Panel Votes 3-0 to Uphold Several Lower Court Rulings
BLACKS CANNOT SUE the federal government for damages or an apology for slavery and racial discrimination, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in its 3-0 ruling, reached the same conclusion as scores...
District Champs Eager to Defend but Cougars Unlikely to Surprise Foes This Year
After finishing strong last year - the Lutheran High-St. Charles girls basketball team won its first district title in 1994-95 - expectations for the Cougars are higher than ever this season.That's the good news and the bad news."It's a double-edged...
Division III Titlists Are Division I in Class
No citations. No parades. No saturation media coverage.That's what the Washington University volleyball Bears got for a homecoming Monday after their fifth successive national title, sixth in seven years and seventh consecutive berth in the NCAA Division...
Dr. Alvin Frank; Psychiatrist, Arts Lover
Dr. Alvin Frank, psychiatrist and supporter of the arts, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights following a heart attack. He was 68 and lived in Ladue.His career as a psychiatrist was broadly based, spanning private...
Entries Galore in Holiday Card Contest
YOU'RE definitely giving our Holiday Photo Card Contest your best shot.The cards readers have been sending in for our contest are warm and funny and sometimes fantastic - in all senses of the word. I'm having a terrific time, just opening my morning...
Ex-Official Seeks to Clear Name in Assault
A former Metro East area police official who has been questioned in the assault on a Belleville teacher on Oct. 18 has taken and passed a lie-detector test, the man's attorney, Bruce N. Cook, said Monday.In addition, the man voluntarily gave a blood...
Fare Game on Sequel 'Taxicab Confessions 2'
'Taxicab Confessions 2' When: 9 tonight Where: HBO</P><P>YOU'VE HEARD David Letterman twit New York City cab drivers, and more power to him.</P><P>Granted, Dave probably hasn't ridden a taxi since the noble Checker ruled...
Felony Warrant Sought on Man with History of Driving Offenses
O'Fallon police are seeking a felony warrant against a 31-year-old St. Charles man with a history of pleading guilty to misdemeanor driving offenses.O'Fallon Lt. Michael Skeen said Monday that city detectives were seeking a warrant charging the man with...
Flashy Georgetown Gets Back to Basics, Routs Rutgers
This time, Allen Iverson waited until the game was well in hand before he started auditioning for highlight films.With some John Thompson-style discipline restored, Iverson and his Georgetown teammates kept their dunks simple and most of their moves...
Former State Rep. Fred B. Brummel, 71
Fred B. Brummel, a five-term state representative from Bellefontaine Neighbors, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) after a long illness at the Village North Woods care center in Bellefontaine Neighbors. He was 71.Mr. Brummel was first elected to the Missouri...
Give Me a Break, Mr. Gates Go Ahead, Change the World, but Not My Wallet. It's Me and I Want It to Stay That Way
Dear Mr. Bill Gates:I'm with you. Take me to the promised land. I love the idea that I can do a zillion things with my Pentium chip, even though I am now only capable of seven or eight. I think the Net's neat even though I have yet to find one useful...
Give, Take Charitable Gifts Can Cut Taxes
You get a nice warm feeling when you give to charity in the holiday season. But the feeling gets truly giddy when you can make the Internal Revenue Service pay part of the bill.With that in mind, here are some tips on charitable tax deductions. The...
Good Grade for Report on Schools but Funding Is Called Concern; Future Study Expected on Finances
Civic Progress' report on desegregation was favorably received Monday by many community leaders.Some, however, expressed concern about the plan's lack of a financing component.William E. Maritz, head of Maritz Inc. and a member of Civic Progress, said...
Gop Weaves School Lunches into Welfare Battle
AN INTRAPARTY battle over the future of the school lunch program has stalled a Republican drive to pass a welfare revision bill and given the White House ammunition for a possible veto.Even as Republicans began a media blitz Monday to try to sell their...
Governors' Budget Solution Focuses on Inflation Rate
PROMINENT Republican and Democratic governors pressed Congress and the president Monday to break the budget stalemate by agreeing to use an "accurate" measure of the rate of inflation that would save between $140 billion and $278 billion over the next...
Great Accomplishments by African-Americans
Dear Abby: The column you published with the article by the late Sam Levenson about the contributions to medical science made by Jewish people set me to thinking. Perhaps it's time to remind your readers about the predicament this world would be in without...
Helping Friends, Punishing Enemies
If the Republican budget legislation were a consistent, logical effort to cut federal spending, it would deserve respect. If it put fiscal goals ahead of the wishes of big contributors, it would deserve respect. If it resisted ideological lusts, it would...
Henderson Is Police Chief
Ronald Henderson, who once bridged a racial gap to become a commander popular with some of the city's most influential white businessmen, has been chosen to lead the St. Louis Police Department into the next century.Lt. Col. Henderson, 47, was selected...
High Court Upholds Decision against National Enquirer Tabloid Faces Trial for Story on Eddie Murphy
The National Enquirer faces a trial over its story about actor Eddie Murphy's illegitimate son and the boy's mother because the Supreme Court refused to kill an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit Monday.The court let stand rulings that said a California jury...
High Hopes Get Soaking, but Loss of Pair Not Fatal
The Fort Zumwalt North swimming team seemed to be on the right track.A year ago, the Panthers finished 17-5-2, by far their best season in school history. They had a solid returning group of swimmers and divers and eagerly awaited the 1995-96 season.Then...
In Marathon Chase, Tough Slates Help When Teams Hit Wall
Grade inflation is rampant in college basketball this time of year, as many schools in power conferences feast and bloat on junk schedules. It's no different in the Big Eight Conference, in which five teams entered Monday night's play undefeated."Teams...
Job Shadowing Helps Students Follow Through
The 18 developmentally disabled students in the job-shadowing program at Fort Zumwalt North and South high schools agree with top state education officials that the program is great.A video presentation on the program, the oldest in St. Charles County,...
Large Schools
Here are 10 large-school teams to watch as the 1995-96 high school basketball season gets under way (teams in alphabetical order):Alton: Former SIU-Carbondale assistant Ron Smith should have a much-improved team in his second year as Redbirds coach....
Lawmaker Urges Review of Kinsey Sex Studies
Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, is calling for an investigation into the Kinsey sex studies, contending that they are based on "the systematic molestation of children."A spokeswoman for Stockman and a representative of the Family Research Council, a conservative...
Lawsuit Seeks to Remove Washington Park Mayor
St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert B. Haida filed a lawsuit in circuit court in Belleville Monday to remove Sylvester Jackson as mayor of Washington Park.Haida contends that Washington forfeited his office under Illinois law on April 25 because...
Leader of Officers Group Says Race Important in Chief Choice
For some, race was the biggest issue in the selection of Ronald Henderson as the new police chief."It's important to have a black chief," said Sgt. Donald Glenn, president of the Ethical Society of Police, which represents about 200 African-American...
Loan Proposed to Speed Up Last Phase of Page Extension
The St. Charles County executive says that a $2 million loan from the county to the state highway department probably could mean shaving as much as a year off the timetable for building the final phase of the Page Avenue extension.County Executive Joe...
Man Held in Drunk-Driving Death
A Wright City man with brain damage will remain in the St. Charles County jail on $150,000 bond despite his wife's plea Monday for reducing the bond to $100,000.The man, Randy Juergens, 30, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the traffic...
Matter of Course Black Hole Studies Turn to Demographics
Take 1.2 billion stars the size of our sun, and squeeze.Crush them into a volume the size of your thumbnail, and you'll have something like the black hole just discovered by scientists at the Johns Hopkins University using the Hubble Space Telescope."These...
Mexico's `Favorite Villain' Fires Back
Former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, taking the offensive for the first time since fleeing his country, says another former president is to blame for many of his political problems.He also said he is willing to return home and tell what he knows."I...
Microsoft Rivals Unveil Product in Fight for Software Leadership
A fight to shape the direction of the software industry sharpened Monday when Sun Microsystems Inc. and Netscape Communications Corp. rolled out a new product, hoping it will beat out those upcoming from Microsoft.The product, JavaScript, is designed...
Mitchell, Moore Help Lions Roll Past Bears
Scott Mitchell had touchdowns passes of 46, 4 and 9 yards Monday night, leading the Detroit Lions to a 27-7 victory over the Chicago Bears in a National Football League game.It was the fourth win in a row for the Lions.Mitchell and Herman Moore picked...
Morning Briefing
Burger King Selling Out Of `Toy Story' Promotion Toys</P><P>The huge success of Disney's new "Toy Story" movie is paying big dividends at Burger King as well - movie lovers eager for toys based on the blockbuster's characters are jamming...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Just Wondering:Do you think the next time TONY TWIST drops his gloves against the Sabres, ROB RAY might be better off just skating quietly back to the bench?Will CHRIS MILLER be seeing BRUCE SMITH and BRYCE PAUP in his dreams this week?Does BRETT HULL...
Move South Sends Powell in Right Direction - to Basketball
Corey Powell considered it a gesture of love toward his grandmother. As it turns out, he might get back more than he gave.Powell moved with his brother and mother from Brooklyn Park, Minn., to Baton Rouge, La., in the middle of his freshman year of high...
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Gets Closer to Approval
The first drug to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis instead of just treating its symptoms moved a step closer to market Monday.Scientific advisers unanimously urged the Food and Drug Administration to approve Biogen Inc.'s drug Avonex to treat...
NATO Troops Arrive in Bosnia Reservists Ordered to Prepare for Duty
In a near-freezing drizzle that hinted of the winter ahead, the first NATO soldiers landed in the Balkans Monday.Three camouflaged British C-130 Hercules transport planes touched down in Sarajevo carrying 28 NATO soldiers: French, British, Belgians and...
New Look Suits Boys Coach Fine - So Far
The Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball team has a new look this year. And coach Gary Watts likes what he has seen so far."With the exception of the Troy game (a 25-point loss) Friday, we've played well," the coach said. "And against Troy, it just seemed...
Obituaries
Cecelia Schneider</P><P>Cecelia M. Schneider, 82, of St. Charles, died Friday (Dec. 1, 1995) at home.</P><P>Mrs. Schneider was a homemaker.</P><P>The funeral will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Peter Catholic...
Ornament Makers Visit White House
The White House showed off its Christmas finery Monday to the people who helped decorate it."It's so pretty," said Robyn Walther, 12, of Columbia, Mo., whose handmade ornament of a Santa Claus landing on a roof hangs on the 18 1/2-foot fir in the Blue...
Plan to Make Charity Begin at Home
When it comes to helping the less fortunate, savvy donors are discovering there's nothing wrong with charity beginning at home.In fact, that's the added benefit of what's known as planned or deferred giving.Once a vehicle for the rich, philanthropic...
Put It on the P.A
Members of the Student Council at Wentzville High School are busy this school year. They recently performed a skit for kindergarten students to teach them safety while trick-or-treating, and collected canned food for the American Legion to distribute...
Rape Hearing Focuses on Image
Three U.S. servicemen accused of raping an Okinawa schoolgirl were painted as stellar servicemen and a loving husband Monday as defense attorneys sought to soften their violent image in a case that has outraged Japan.Marine Pfc. Rodrico Harp, 21, buried...
Rape Suspect: Confession Forced
An American serviceman accused of raping a 12-year-old girl testified Monday that U.S. investigators dragged him out of bed before dawn and forced him to confess.The testimony in a Japanese court by Marine Pfc. Rodrico Harp, 21, followed charges by family...
Relatives Determined to Find Missing Hunters `We're Going to Stay Here till We Bring Them Home'
Don Muehling spent Sunday and Monday tramping the Mississippi River bank, searching for his two missing brothers and cousin who had gone duck hunting early Sunday."I think we're going to stay here till we bring them home," Muehling said late Monday....
Retrial Ordered for Prisoner State Is Likely to Appeal Court's Ruling for Inmate on Death Row
A federal appeals court panel ruled Monday that Robert Driscoll, who has spent 11 years on death row, deserves a new trial in the case of a guard stabbed during a prisoner riot at the Moberly Correctional Center.Driscoll's lawyer, Bruce Livingston, said...
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stomach Ulcer Spell Trouble
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have had rheumatoid arthritis for more than 30 years and recently developed a stomach ulcer.I am no longer able to take aspirin or NSAIDs; I am told to take Tylenol, but this is not satisfactory. I am concerned. I am a 59-year-old...
School Food Fight Slows Welfare Bill
An intraparty battle over the future of the school lunch program has stalled a Republican drive to pass a welfare revision bill and given the White House ammunition for a possible veto.Even as Republicans began a media blitz Monday to try to sell their...
Science Project Calendar Sheds New Light on Professorial Hunks
Try this test: Take 12 male scientists out of their lab coats. Place their pictures on a calendar. Display at bookstores. Record any changes in heart rates and cash register receipts.The "Studmuffins of Science" experiment is under way for 1996.The calendar...
Sex-Abuse Case Prompts Police Appeal to Parents
Police in St. Charles County are asking parents who have had children in Kreative Kids Learning Centers to pay particular attention to anything their children might say about possible sexual abuse.On Monday, St. Charles police detectives arrested a 52-year-old...
Small Schools
Here are 10 small-school teams to watch as the 1995-96 high school basketball season gets under way (teams in alphabetical order):Althoff: The Crusaders have the talent and experience to turn around last year's 6-18 record. Coach Dave Deets has back...
Smiling Jackson Learning to Go Tooth and Nail for Bradley
The Deon Jackson Fan Club might have accepted its first members more than 21 years ago, in the hospital where he was born. He's got one of those smiles and personalities that naturally turns everyone he meets into a friend.It happened the whole time...
Sodomy Alleged at Day-Care Center St. Charles County Man Accused of Molesting 6-Year-Old Girl in 1989
A 52-year-old man from St. Charles County has been charged with seven counts of sodomy involving a 6-year-old girl at a day-care center in 1989.Anthony Martin Giaimo, also known as "Mr. Martin" and "Mr. Marty" by children at the two locations of the...
Solid Panther Gains Put to Test against Always-Tough Gac Foes
The Fort Zumwalt North wrestling team has made some solid progress under coach Jon Gibbs in recent years."In each of the last three years, we have become more solid. And this year is no exception," Gibbs said. "This is probably the most solid lineup...
Sports Shorts
Kansas Gets Back On Top Of The Heap</P><P>There are new faces at the top and bottom of The Associated Press college basketball poll.</P><P>Kansas is a No. 1 team for the fourth season in a row. Santa Clara is in the rankings...
Spotlight
This week's student spotlight shines on Rene Johnston, who is a 16-year-old freshman at Francis Howell North High School and is an example for others in how to persevere.Rene was 9 when she was hit and paralyzed by a drunken driver as she and her 14-year-old...
Stocks `Up, Up and Away' to New Heights
In Wall Street's broadest rally in a month, stocks surged Monday as the lowest bond yields in more than two years fanned optimism that companies will post robust profits in 1996.For the first time in almost three months, the Dow Jones industrial average,...
Strengthen Health Regulatory Panel
A Missouri legislative panel will urge the General Assembly not only to save the state's Certificate of Need program but to strengthen it. This is good news for consumers and for backers of the program, which hospital operators and their allies in the...
Suit Seeks Recall on Chrysler Anti-Lock Brakes
A New York law firm has sued Chrysler Corp. alleging that the anti-lock braking systems it sold from 1990 to 1995 are defective.The class action lawsuit filed by the firm of Pomerantz Haudek Block & Grossman asks Chrysler to fix or buy back every vehicle...
Test Shows Similarities in Chief Candidates
No sharp differences and no "extreme polar opposites."That's how James Gilsinan assessed the five finalists for St. Louis police chief, based on their answers to the 12-question essay test he developed to help the Police Board make its choice.Gilsinan,...
The Joys of Giving
Talk about Peer pressure. As one of the many families and companies that have adopted recipients in the annual 100 Neediest Cases campaign, the six children of Kellee and Greg Peer of Grover decided to give up one Christmas present each. But, as Post-Dispatch...
The Next Logical Step in Auto Safety
In the 1996 model year, all new cars sold in the United States will be required to come with both driver- and passenger-side air bags - finally. Despite decades of delay and much resistance from the major auto companies, this vital safety feature is...
Top Players
Here's a look at the St. Louis area's top high school basketball players for the 1995-96 season (in alphabetical order):MATT BANIAK, DeSmet, 6-8, junior: Strong inside player who led the Spartans in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore.CHRIS CARRAWELL,...
TV Q&a
Q. I am a huge WWF fan. When is it on, what channel, day and time?A. The World Wrestling Federation makes its home on USA cable, Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. *****Q. I adore the movie "Corrina, Corrina"...
Two Local Soldiers in 1st American Wave
Two soldiers from Missouri and Illinois were the first American peacekeepers to land Monday in Sarajevo.The two, Sgt. Todd Eichmann of Independence, Mo., and Sgt. Matthew Chipman of Beardstown, Ill., are paving the path for the arrival of a 60,000-member...
Union's Loss Shows Corporations' Power Strike at Caterpillar Was Latest Blow to Labor
Angry members of the United Auto Workers thought their walkout would cripple Caterpillar Inc.Instead, the company had record profits, while bitter and broke strikers have no new contract and now are waiting to return to jobs occupied by replacement hires...
We Can't Paper over Differences
MANY PEOPLE think the Bombecks have a stable marriage. In public, we hold hands, laugh at each other's jokes and present a picture of tranquility.It's a sham.Once we are in the house behind closed doors, the controversy over the old newspapers that surround...
William J. Hartnett; Pioneer in Forecasting
William J. Hartnett, founder of the old Weather Corporation of America here and a pioneer in weather forecasting for utilities, died Sunday (Dec. 3, 1995) in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was 73 and was living with a daughter, Kathleen Belanger, because of...
WILLING, NOT ALWAYS ABLE FINDING WORK ISN'T SO EASY WHEN YOULACK SKILLS, CHILD CARE OR THE MEANS TO GET TO A JOB. A CONTRIBUTION TO THE 100 NEEDIEST CASES PROVIDES A HAND UP. Series: 100 NEEDIEST CASES
WHILE prosperous Americans cheer the soaring stock market, another group is flailing in the rising economic tide.They are the high school graduates and dropouts weighted down by illiteracy or a lack of job skills. They are the men and women near the...
Windows Shady? U.S. Looks into `Net' Effect of New Software
Justice Department investigators want to know if Microsoft Corp. wrote its Windows 95 software expressly to block rival programs that give users access to the global computer network known as the Internet.Microsoft said Monday that some problems arose...
Winning"s a Habit Coach Hopes Girls Will Keep Up
When the Fort Zumwalt North girls basketball team came to the bench after Friday's Orchard Farm Tournament game, they simply didn't know how to react."They had a strange look in their eyes; it was almost as if they didn't realize the game was over,"...
Witness Says He Had Role in Spoiler Campaign
Steve Baker, a top official in the St. Louis treasurer's office, admitted Monday that he helped run Penny Alcott's spoiler campaign in the 1993 Democratic primary race for city comptroller."She was never intended to be a viable candidate," Baker testified...