St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 28, 1996

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3 Fight It out on Right in Louisiana
Hoping to steal a march on the rivals campaigning in Iowa, Pat Buchanan and Phil Gramm tried to out-right-wing each other Saturday in seeking support for Louisiana's Feb. 6 caucuses.They put forth anti-abortion, anti-affirmative action, anti-U.N. and...
'96 Hairstyles: A Brush with Greatness
Hairstyles in New York were so bad at fall's fashion shows that they could only get better.And they did.For spring '96, runway hair was cleaned up, softly styled -- long or short -- and made attractive for real women, not just for stylists.Amy Fine...
A $301 Million Billboard
To its worthy agenda for the Missouri Legislature, the Regional Commerce & Growth Association ought to add a bill sponsored by Sen. Steve Ehlmann of St. Charles. Mr. Ehlmann wants to prohibit billboards from being placed on the Taxpayer Dome or any...
A Better Mizzou for a Better Missouri
The University of Missouri Board of Curators is faced with a welcome but still vexing problem: The university's Columbia campus is attracting too many applicants. In such circumstances, officials can respond in one of two ways. They can make the campus...
After While. Protection Efforts Work, Crocodiles Return
How do you share your space with crocodiles?Very carefully, as South Floridians are learning.Until recently the great reptiles, far rarer and more reclusive than their alligator kin, stuck closely to their last habitat in North America, a maze of brackish...
Apple's Success Story Sours Future Depends on Good Strategic Move
For years, Apple Computer Inc. was a textbook case for business schools about how two guys working out of a garage could change the world.Now, the troubled computer company is teaching a different lesson - how a highly successful enterprise with millions...
Art as Revelation
Carol Hodson: Food for Thought Rudolph Schwarzkogler: Aktions 1965-1966 Where: Forum for Contemporary Art, 3540 Washington, Grand Center When: Through March 2 Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5WE who prefer to hover in the wings of the world's main stages...
A Short Story at 5-9, Smith Stands above Crowd in NFL
As an eighth-grader growing up in Florida, Emmitt Smith stood 5 feet 9 and was one of the bigger kids in class. But a funny thing happened in the ninth grade."Everybody was up to 6 feet," Smith recalled.Except Smith. He was still 5-9."I said, `Lord,...
A Stormy Marriage Revisited Ladd Taps Ex-Husband for Role in Movie
I Think I'm blowing my mind," Laura Dern told her mother. "I think I'm out of my body watching my mother and father - who got divorced when I was young - hug, laugh and sit together."Dern's mother, Diane Ladd, shared the story as she talked about the...
Attendance Took Jump for Motor Sports in '95
Nearly 15 million people showed up to watch races in 13 pro motorsports series last year, up almost 4 percent from 1994, an industry survey showed.The statistics are compiled each year by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., for series in which the company...
A TV `Family Hour'? Think Again
IT'S 7 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?Maybe they're watching "Wings" (7 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC), where Antonio is complaining to his friends that his girlfriend has dumped him."She said I didn't satisfy her sexually. She said she faked her...
Back to School Parent Volunteers Fill Void, See Results in Their Children
A cold, driving rain was falling about 7:30 one recent morning, the kind of rain that makes children hurry.As they pushed through a basement door at Farragut School in St. Louis near Fairground Park, one of their parents, Mary Stinson, greeted them.About...
Barge Oil Spill Was Preventable, Says Coast Guard Investigator
Had the tug Scandia been equipped with an automated fire-suppression system rather than one manually operated, the North Cape spill may have been averted, says the Coast Guard's lead investigator.The Scandia had enough carbon dioxide on board as part...
Becker, for a Change, Tops Chang in Australia
Boris Becker blended his uncanny survival instincts with the diving volleys of his youth to win the Australian Open on Sunday.Facing a gritty comeback charge by Michael Chang, Becker changed his shoes, his rackets, his shirts and the pace and style of...
Behold! the Bald Eagle
In our very ordinary wisdom, we have figured out how to preserve something extraordinary ...The sky would have been dull without them -- tigers of the air, nosing the clouds.One more heart-stirring sight nearly lost forever, one more creature superb...
Billikens Hold 49ers to 16 Points in First Half and Roll to Victory
St. Louis University and North Carolina-Charlotte never had met on a basketball court before Saturday. It took Conference USA to bring them together.SLU should have hunted down the 49ers long ago.The Billikens frosted bitterly cold N.C.-Charlotte for...
Billikens Holds 49ers to 16 Points in First Half and Roll to Victory
The Billikens could talk about Jamal Johnson - his 13 rebounds, his long jumpers rainbowing over 7-foot-2 Alexander Kuehl, his power moves under the basket once Kuehl left the game with perhaps a broken foot.Johnson scored 23 points in only 28 minutes...
Bill Seeks to Fix What Ails Police
RUSSELL GOWARD didn't like what he saw last year when it came to Chief Clarence Harmon's departure and the St. Louis Police Board's selection of a new chief.Harmon, saying that he was tired of pressure from politicians and members of the Police Board,...
Bloom Boom
The Junior League of St. Louis will lend Mother Nature a hand when the organization presents its annual flower show Feb. 2-4 at the Cervantes Convention Center downtown.Designs will range from a showcase for fledgling florists to a timely woodland setting...
Blues Fans Left with Bad Taste at Banquet
The last place one would expect a controversy to develop would be at a fan club's award banquet.Usually, the team boosters select their winners, the team shows up, money is raised for charity and a good time is had by all.It sounds so simple, but this...
Briefs
FRANCE Sixth Nuclear Test May Be The LastIgnoring worldwide objections, France fired the sixth, and possibly the last, of its series of underground nuclear weapons tests in the South Pacific Saturday. The French defense ministry said the blast, equivalent...
Briefs
VIETNAMAmerican Sentenced To 5 Years In PrisonA court in Haiphong, Vietnam, sentenced Everett Sennholz of Puyallup, Wash., to five years in prison Saturday on charges of attempting to bring firearms and forbidden books and videotapes into the country.Sennholz,...
Businesses Get Fat at Expense of Fans
Even the Econo Lodge doesn't come cheap for Super Bowl weekend. A basic double room that ordinarily costs $69 to $99 shoots up to $249.95 before the big game.Isn't this fleecing the football-loving masses?"Oh, no, no, no, no," says an adamant front...
Businesses Get Fat at Fans Expense
Even the Econo Lodge doesn't come cheap for Super Bowl weekend. A basic double room that ordinarily costs $69 to $99 shoots up to $249.95 before the big game.Isn't this fleecing the football-loving masses?"Oh, no, no, no, no," says an adamant front...
Business Is Hot at the Thai Cafe
Supat Prapaisilapa controls a mini-conglomerate near the U. City Loop -- two restaurants and an import business.Not exactly an Augie Busch or a Chuck Knight, but not bad for an immigrant from Thailand who struck out on his own just four years ago.The...
Camby's Comeback Blocks out Blackout
In Marcus Camby's first game since his unexplained collapse 13 days earlier, he ran, leaped and smiled as he led top-ranked Massachusetts to a 72-47 victory over visiting St. Bonaventure on Saturday.Camby, who missed four games, started at center and...
Campaign Reform Helps the Rich
It is fitting that the emergence of Steve Forbes, this election cycle's millionaire geek, should occur precisely 20 years after the Supreme Court case that made possible the current fashion for prima donna plutocrats running for president. Yesterday,...
Campbell's Buzzer-Beater Carries Lakers over Nets
Elden Campbell put in a rebound with one-tenth of a second to play to give Los Angeles a 100-98 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night in what might be the Lakers' final game before welcoming back Magic Johnson.Johnson has practiced with...
Can Dungy Get Bucs over the Hump?
Three times a bridesmaid, Tony Dungy finally got his just desserts last Sunday night - bananas Foster.That's how the former Minnesota defensive coordinator celebrated being named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sitting in a Tampa steak house...
Celebrity Dinner: Spotlight Will Shine on Spoonhour
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour will be Man of the Hour at the annual Bob Costas Celebrity Dinner on Feb. 24 at the Adam's Mark, to benefit Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.So says the message from the dinner's official...
CEO Started Career in Centralia, Ill
Scott McNealy, chairman of Sun Microsystems, has a couple of links to St. Louis. His brother, Bill McNealy, owns an engineering firm here.And McNealy's first real job was in Centralia, Ill., 60 miles east of St. Louis, in the mid-1970s.McNealy was...
Clinton Calls for Deal on Debt Limit Warning of Default, President Tells Gop: `Stop Playing Politics"
Stepping from one money fight to another, President Bill Clinton urged the Republican Congress on Saturday to "stop playing politics with America's good name" and raise the debt ceiling so the government can pay what it owes.Clinton said that if Congress...
Crashing the Barrier Woman Heads Cymbal Maker for 1st Time in 373 Years
In 1623, an alchemist named Avedis looking to turn base metal into gold discovered a still-secret process for treating alloys that he applied to making cymbals in Constantinople.He became known as Zildjian - "cymbal maker" in Turkish. The family business...
Cross Roads
A TALL, THIN TURQUOISE cross with a pine tree lashed to it stands at the top of the one road leading into San Juan Chamula, a village in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico.It was there that we stood with our guide, Pepe, as he explained the rules of...
Danny Jackson's Injured Ankle May Require Surgery
Cardinals lefthander Danny Jackson was slow off the mark last season because of medication problems after thyroid cancer surgery. Now he's expected to miss the start of spring training this year, too.After starting off 0-9, Jackson finished his season...
Dental Care for Dogs Should Not Be Ignored
If you're like most dog owners, you don't brush your dog's teeth.Wait! Don't touch that dial. This isn't a joke or a commercial. Your dog, be it hunter or just a pet, has teeth, right?You take care of your teeth, don't you? For some of the same reasons,...
Designer David Dart Takes Laid-Back Look to a Higher Level
CASUAL DRESS means more than just jeans and a T-shirt to David Dart. It should be comfy, pretty, classy and even witty at times."I think that women really want to feel and look pretty," said Dart, 33, the 1994 California Designer of the Year."Secondly,...
Differing Views on Schools Come as No Surprise
A PAINTING CREW showed up Thursday morning at the Gateway Institute of Technology, a magnet high school on the city's South Side. The crew got right to work, painting over gang graffiti on a wall adjoining a parking lot.Clearly, something was up.At...
Do-Nothing `Shell' Bills Are Impetus for Getting Illinois Legislation Done
Some bills in the Illinois Legislature would protect the public, usher in sweeping changes or right great wrongs.Others wouldn't do much at all. Others such as House Bill 2694.Like hundreds of bills introduced every year in the Legislature, HB2694 ...
Don't Give Away the Store
Perhaps because of favorable reaction to President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address, or because voters blame the GOP for having shut the government twice in recent months, Republicans cut a deal with the president to prevent yet another shutdown....
Du Pont Heir `off the Wall,' Neighbor Says Police Seek His Surrender in Killing
Police tried to negotiate by telephone Saturday with a gun-collecting heir to the du Pont fortune, who barricaded himself in his mansion after he allegedly killed a wrestling coach.A force of 75 officers, including three SWAT teams, surrounded the...
Durang: Since `Sister Mary,' Still Contrary
'Durang, Durang': The New Theatre Where: International Arts Complex, 701 North 15th Street. Free parking is available in the lighted, guarded lot with the serpentine fence on 16th Street, just north of Washington Avenue When: Preview at 8 p.m. Thursday;...
Efficient, Eccentric Billionaire
THE ROAD AHEAD By Bill Gates 274 pages, Viking, $29.95BILL GATES' book, which comes, as it should, with a CD-ROM, is really three books in one. Gates has squeezed all this into a less-than-300-page tome, a testimonial in itself to the efficiency of this...
Even in Victory, Seles Haunted by Stabbing
In tears and panic, Monica Seles fled the Australian Open, leaving her championship trophy behind and revealing how deeply she still hurts from the stabbing in Germany three years ago.It was a moment she should have savored, a 6-4, 6-1 victory Saturday...
Everywhere That Sanders Goes, an NBC Camera Is Sure to Follow
Deion on offense. Deion on defense. Deion on the sidelines. Deion on NBC. Over and over again.Wherever Dallas' Deion Sanders goes Sunday in the Super Bowl, possibly short of into the men's room, NBC's cameras will be whirling away to record every gaudy...
Fallows and His Disgust with Media Fellows
BREAKING THE NEWS How the Media Undermine American Democracy By James Fallows 296 pages, Pantheon, $23JAMES FALLOWS is a journalist disillusioned with journalism. He is not the first to write a book about the shortcomings of the mass media, nor will...
FBI on Prowl for Russian Gangsters Upstarts Moving Up on the Mafia
Russian gangsters are becoming so powerful that they threaten to surpass the Mafia as the biggest organized crime threat in the United States, FBI officials say."But we're not going to let it happen," said James Kallstrom, the bureau's New York chief....
Fervor Builds in Colombia to Oust President
New charges surfaced Friday linking President Ernesto Samper to drug cartel money, and thousands of students took to the streets, banging drums and blowing whistles, to demand his resignation.Former Samper campaign treasurer Santiago Medina charged late...
Firms Using Hair to Test for Drugs
Samuel G. Allen and Darryl L. Kenyon have had their hair snipped for reasons that have nothing to do with good grooming. The aim was to see whether they use drugs.Allen, 45, is international president of Sports Authority, a sporting goods chain based...
Forbes Speaks, but Are Voters Listening? Finding out How Loudly Money Talks
TOM SLATER ENDURED fog and numbing rain last week to grill Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar about taxes before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Feb. 20."What we want to see are candidates who stay away from sound bites and the...
Getting Organized, One Chore at a Time
NOW'S YOUR chance.While the weather is all drizzle and cold, it's the perfect opportunity to get a head start on those nagging little chores that never seem to get done.Here's a list of suggestions - fairly easy, finite, doable chores and tasks around...
Glamour vs. Grit Force vs. Flash: Is This Super Bowl or Morality Play?
One team arrived for work in limos, cell phones in hand. The other in buses, toting lunch pails.One team flourishes in the limelight, like plants in a hothouse. The other survives it, like deer staring into headlights.Blue-collar vs. big business. Grit...
Glamour vs. Grit If Steelers Believe the Hype, Then All May Be Lost
I don't remember a Super Bowl that had so many cliches. Surely, you are familiar with them by now.Cliche No. 1: The Dallas Cowboys are spoiled, high-stepping, jewelry-wearing, loudmouths. A cast of overpaid, overexposed, overrated, limo-riding, commercial-making,...
Global Dilemma How to Work Less and Stay Competitive
All work and no play makes Jacques a dull boy.To French workers who waged a crippling strike late last year, working less and playing more has become a battle cry for a better life. In France, the push is on for a 35-hour workweek and a sixth week of...
Global Fashion Gurus Go for the Gold but Star Gazers Left out in Rain
IT'S BEEN NOTHING but sunny days for the Golden Globes, coming into their 53rd year. Picked up for the first time for network broadcast by NBC, buzzed about in the media, the Golden Globes have become Thanksgiving to the Oscars' Christmas. They mark...
Going Strong People Work into Their 70s and like It
Why, when it's possible to take early retirement at 50, are some people in their 70s still working? Wrong question, they reply: Why should we stop working?Intellectual powers are not automatically reduced after a certain age, and physical frailty...
Hall Tree: Meant to Impress
THE HALL STAND was a 19th-century invention. It was a special piece of furniture that filled the very special needs of a large Victorian front hall. If the hall was big, it was decorated with a table, chairs and perhaps a pedestal to hold a statue...
Having a Go-To Player Key to Winning in the NBA
During their NBA championship run in the mid-1970s, the Boston Celtics had the luxury of having three players who they could classify as the team leader."John Havlicek was our go-to guy," Dave Cowens said. "After him, it was Jo Jo White, and then I...
Hawatmeh, Soccer: For Love, Not Money
PROFESSIONAL soccer has been an expensive hobby for surgeon Abraham Hawatmeh, majority owner of the Ambush.In 1990, at the behest of former Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr., he wrote a check for $25,000 to keep the St. Louis Storm from folding. Hawatmeh...
Head Cowboy Smith Is the Man Who Makes Dallas Offense Go
The Pittsburgh Steelers were watching films of their Super Bowl XXX opponents last week when one dazzling Emmitt Smith run caused Carnell Lake to cover his eyes."That guy," the Steelers' Pro Bowl defensive back said, "is scary."The most frightening...
He's In: Dierdorf Makes Hall of Fame Cardinals' No. 72 Elected after 2 Disappointments
Dan Dierdorf couldn't believe it, didn't want to believe it.He and his wife, Debbie, had just flown in from St. Louis. He was speaking at an Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. function Saturday night, so the brewery sent a chauffeured car to pick them up at...
High-Achieving Teens Admit That Cheating Is Common
Here's another entry for Bill Bennett's Index of Leading Cultural Indicators: The 26th annual survey of high-achieving teen-agers - those listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" - reveals that cheating is common in their schools, whereas...
Hud Predicts a Ripple Effect If Plan Dropped
Regional Political Correspondent If the St. Louis County Housing Authority kills its scattered-site housing program due to neighborhood opposition, federal authorities would review whether such action violated housing discrimination laws.So says Kenneth...
If They Can't Find Gate, What about Golden Gate?
LET'S GO TO PRESS! It happened about 8 p.m. Wednesday at a Trans World Airlines gate at Lambert Field, while passengers waited to board a flight to San Francisco. An announcement was made that they couldn't board until TWA located the crew. (If the...
Illini Put It in Gear, Run Past Northwestern
Speed got the better of height Saturday afternoon, as Illinois defeated Northwestern 74-62 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.After losing five games to open the Big Ten Conference season, Illinois has won three in a row to improve its overall record to 14-6.Northwestern...
Illini Put It in Gear, Run Past Wildcats
Speed got the better of height Saturday afternoon, as Illinois defeated Northwestern 74-62 at Welsh-Ryan Arena.After losing five games to open the Big Ten Conference season, Illinois has won three in a row to improve its overall record to 14-6.Northwestern...
Imagination Fires the Famous People Players
DIANE Lynn Dupuy is fond of quoting Einstein's famous observation: Imagination is far greater than knowledge.As founder and artistic director of the Famous People Players, she has built her entire career on it.The Toronto troupe is coming to the Center...
In Battle of Youth, Calkins Win Irl Debut
Arie Luyendyk is convinced that the Indy Racing League is for real."This was just like real Indy-car racing," the 1990 Indianapolis 500 winner said after gearbox problems midway through the race relegated him to watching the finish of Saturday's Indy...
Infectious Diseases on Rise
For five days last fall, doctors pumped potent antibiotics into Jerod Wickware as he lay comatose on a hospital bed.His heart was racing. His fever was high. His brain was being squeezed by the ever-increasing pressure of the fluid surrounding it.Then,...
In Home of the Shrine, a Mother Finally Smiles Evelyn Dierdorf's `Wonderful, Wonderful Day'
For the third year in a row, Evelyn Dierdorf sat by the phone in her home in Canton, Ohio. Two of her friends kept her company. She was nervous. It was the Saturday before the Super Bowl. Election day again.Evelyn soon would learn if her son, Dan Dierdorf,...
In the Spotlight
Eleanor J. Sullivan has been selected president-elect of Sigma Theta Tau International Inc., the Honor Society of Nursing. She is the Hubert C. Moog professor of nursing at the Barnes College of Nursing at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.Cindy...
Israeli Criticizes Quality of Draftees Retiring General Says Many Are Dispensable
The Israeli army has no use for tens of thousands of recruits and should be more selective about who is asked to serve, says the army's retiring chief of manpower.The remarks, made Thursday, set off a debate about what kind of role the army should...
It's Time to Get Ready for Nashville's Country Music Fan Fair
Q. I am planning to visit Nashville for the International Country Music Fan Fair, scheduled for June 10 to 15. Can you tell me of any tour operators offering package tours?A. The Fan Fair, sponsored by the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Association,...
Jones Brash, Rooney Modest but Both Win
Jerry Jones, who has 3,500 square feet of marble floors and a private elevator at the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl hotel headquarters, wears a Texas-size Super Bowl ring with so many flashy diamonds there is no reason to turn on the lights."Hot dang!"...
Jones Is as Brash as Rooney Is Modest - but Both Win
Jerry Jones, who has 3,500 square feet of marble floors and a private elevator at the Dallas Cowboys' Super Bowl hotel headquarters, wears a Texas-size Super Bowl ring with so many flashy diamonds there is no reason to turn on the lights."Hot dang!"...
Just Leave Your Values at the Desk, Etc., Etc
Dear Ann Landers: You recently published a Gem of the Day: "Sign on the door of a curio shop in Hong Kong: Teeth extracted by latest Methodists." I recognized that phrase from a collection I have of similar linguistic follies. It was originally published...
Kc to Rearrange, Not Close Schools Board Proposes New Uses for Empty Space
Besieged by opposition to closing any buildings, the Kansas City School Board has skirted the emotional issue of closing half-full high schools by proposing new uses and missions for empty space.The school district, with a budget of about $330 million,...
Kennedy-Nixon Debate Revisited
Think back to the Kennedy-Nixon television debate of 1960. Going into the debate, John Kennedy, the young, charming gentleman was deemed vulnerable to the wily, experienced veteran of innumerable political battles, Richard Nixon. But in the event,...
Kinloch Mayor Counts on Buy-Ack Plan Industrial Park Envisioned on Airport Land
Kinloch Mayor Bernard Turner Sr. is banking on a plan to buy back airport land in his city and build a multimillion-dollar industrial park. He hopes the increased tax base will give the city stability and bail it out of bankruptcy.Under a deal with...
Knock Peanut Butter? Not on Your Life
Dear Dr. Donohue: My kid lives on peanut butter. He eats it every day. My sister calls it junk food and says I should remove it from his diet. Do you consider peanut butter to be junk food?We need no reminding of how much of a normal child's diet consists...
Landmark Case? City Tries to Keep Arcade Building Suit Could Affect Preservationists' Efforts Nationwide
Aiming to poke holes in St. Louis' preservation laws and its pocketbook, owners of the long-deteriorating Arcade-Wright complex will put its fate before a jury early next month.And what the jury decides could reverberate far beyond the walls of the...
Late 3 Sends Louisville by UCLA
Brian Kiser made a 3-pointer with four seconds to play and Louisville, which blew an eight-point lead in a 44-second span down the stretch, beat No. 15 UCLA 78-76 on Saturday in Los Angeles.Louisville led 73-65 with 1 minute 19 seconds remaining and...
Late 3 Sends Louisville by UCLA
Six times before Saturday, Denny Crum brought Louisville into Pauley Pavilion. Six times, with Cardinals teams great and mediocre matched against his alma mater, Crum lost.And on the seventh, Crum's suspension-depleted, centerless Cardinals rose up...
Let's Bring Back Fashionable, Glamorous, Daytime Weddings
WHAT HAS happened to the fashionable daytime wedding?Miss Manners blushes to tell you. It has to do with what has happened to the courtship."If the wedding is during the day," wail modern brides and bridegrooms, "what are we supposed to do at night?"Miss...
Lidstrom Goal Gives Red Wings 5-5 Tie
Niklas Lidstrom's goal with 17.3 seconds remaining in the third period allowed the Detroit Red Wings to salvage a 5-5 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.The host Blackhawks rallied for five goals to erase a 4-0 deficit, but couldn't hold on...
Lightning Strikes Twice as Blues Win with a Twist
Before the All-Star break, Blues enforcer Tony Twist had scored three goals - all last season - in 230 career games.He's scored that many in the two games since, including two in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in a matinee at Kiel...
Lobbyists' Gift to Legislators: Lavish Lifestyle Lawmakers Say the Perks Save Taxpayers, Don't Influence Votes
While visiting Southern California last summer, state Sen. David Klarich and his wife fished in the Pacific Ocean, then feasted on a $134 dinner.The next day, the senator golfed at two championship courses, then dined in picturesque La Jolla.Klarich,...
Macros, Micros Fight over Beer Labeling Now, Will the Real Brewer Please Stand Up?
Miller Brewing Co. and others say that Anheuser-Busch, biggest of the macrobrewers, is worried about microbrews stealing its sales.Anheuser-Busch complained to the government Thursday that many microbrews are made by national brewers, but that their...
Memento of a Life Devoted to Liberty
IN A CORNER of my office, there is a glass-topped table on which I have set out some bric-a-brac. There is piece of the Berlin Wall collected by one of our correspondents and a little ceramic parrot that another brought me from Panama, when American...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Where does the World Wrestling Federation find its stars of tomorrow? Not all of them are found drinking at biker bars or working security on the White Zombie World Tour.Scouts can occasionally find a Diesel wannabe by checking out high school matches...
Movie Buckaroo Peter Weller Is a Risk-Taker
PETER WELLER arrives in an electric-blue suit and matching tie that is notably thinner and not much longer than the cigar he cradles in his right hand.He's here for the premiere of his science-fiction thriller "Screamers" at the Toronto Film Festival,...
Mr. Postman
The Iron Horse, Jim Hunstein of Manchester, came back with his "Top 12 Unusual Winning And Losing Celebrations." They included:Italians celebrate wins by drinking Chianti until the tower of Pisa looks straight.Rain forest tribes dump a cooler of piranhas...
New Priorities May Erode Nasa's Emphasis on Safety
AT PRECISELY 13 seconds after 11:39 a.m. EST on Jan. 28, 1986, NASA's space shuttle program entered an era that would give it a brand new mission.The mission was safety - not just as an empty slogan, nor merely a "priority" in a revamped shuttle program,...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOKGoose hunting remained slow in southern Illinois last week, with the Canada goose kill passing 29,000 out of a quota of 62,791. The season will close Thursday.Williamson County leads in number of birds killed with 17,900. Alexander County has...
O'donnell Family Gathers with Key Member Missing
This should be one of the greatest weekends of Neil O'Donnell's life.There's prestige. O'Donnell is starting at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX, and the timing is impeccable.There's money. O'Donnell, 29, becomes an unrestricted...
O'neill Production Reminds Us Why He's Classic
One of the most useful functions of small theater companies is that they can show us why the classics, are the classics.Consider Eugene O'Neill. Everybody knows that he's one of the giants of American theater. But nowadays, how often does anybody stage...
On Patrol & on Edge Journey in Bosnia Fraught with Peril, Pollution - but Hey, It's `Nema Problema'
Jerry Naunheim, a Post-Dispatch photographer, has just returned after spending nearly five weeks with American soldiers in Bosnia. Some of his observations follow.Jan. 15, 7:50 a.m.HEY, IT'S A CLEAR DAY in Tuzla - an event as rare as a bluebird in winter...
Out of His League Man Loses Bid to Join All-Female Club
Over the years, while Clark Clementsen worked on their hair, several of his h clients encouraged him to join the Junior League. It didn't seem to matter that the group had only women members.Clementsen had exactly what the Junior League values so highly...
Penn St. Rips Indiana, Calls Hoosiers `Just Another Team'
Penn State, in awe of Indiana's tradition and mystique after entering the Big Ten Conference four seasons ago, is intimidated no longer."Indiana's just another team to this ballclub, just like everybody else," said Glenn Sekunda, who scored 21 points...
Penn St. Rips Indiana, Calls Hoosiers' `Just Another Team'
Penn State, in awe of Indiana's tradition and mystique after entering the Big Ten Conference four seasons ago, is intimidated no longer."Indiana's just another team to this ballclub, just like everybody else," said Glenn Sekunda, who scored 21 points...