St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 13, 1996

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25 Ways: How Space Has Improved Our Lives Down Here
It's the thrill of space - the rumble of the liftoff - that attracts us.The excitement and mystery of space exploration fuels our fantasies. But beyond that excitement, few people appreciate the benefits that space exploration brings to Earth.Space brings...
2 Accuse Kmox/klou of Age Discrimination
DOCKETED: Former KMOX/KLOU-FM employees Arthur Welsh, a.k.a. Kevin McCarthy, 49, and Frank Babcock, 51, have sued the stations, alleging violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). In their suits filed Friday by attorney Stanley E....
747 Crash Investigators Split over Theories Some Officials Lean to Accident as Cause
Investigators for the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are split over the question of what was the most likely cause of the crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800.Although there are adherents of both views in each agency, the predo...
747 Crash Probe Is Split over Theories Some Officials Now Lean toward Accidental Cause
In a break with the FBI, some senior federal transportation-safety officials now say they believe that a mechanical failure, rather than a bomb of a missile, caused the crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800.The disagreement marks the first time in...
Ads in Wilson-Kenney Race Put Spin on Truth
In a new TV attack ad, Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson has accused his opponent, state Sen. Bill Kenney, of selling tax shelters for a firm that operated illegally.Wilson, a Democrat, charges in the ad that Kenney is a "questionable businessman" because he worked...
After Tragedy, a Ray of Hope Girl, 8, Could Regain Use of Arm Reattached after Car Accident
Eric Sands was asleep in his car when his wife screamed. He woke up, and the nightmare began.The family vehicle driven by his daughter, Marolyn, had rear-ended another car and was sliding across Interstate 70 near Boonville, Mo., on Sept. 28. Then the...
Aids Quilt Carpets National Mall Ever-Expanding Memorial Returns to Capital with 40,000 Panels
Threads of the family fabric of Roy Henry Hunter are woven into a coffin-size cloth panel sewn together by Hunter's sister as soon as her tears had dried."It was very, very clear that this was something he wanted me to do," said Lori Hunter, recalling...
Aids Quilt Shows Mounting Toll
The mounting toll from AIDS was poignantly illustrated Saturday as relatives and friends of those who have died from the disease visited a mile-long AIDS Memorial Quilt in which each segment represents a victim."This makes me think of the crosses in...
Airport Buyouts Threaten Kinloch's Churches When the Drums and Singing Stop, the Pulpit Still Shakes
IT'S ANOTHER pulpit-shaking Sunday at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Kinloch.Choir singers in red-and-white dresses shake their heads, wave their arms and stamp their feet as they sing their sweet notes to heaven. One soloist is breathless as...
Alex Kingston: Moll Flanders No. 3 PBS Star Says She Hasn't Even Seen the First Versions
MOLL FLANDERS, that sexy wench from 18th-century England, earns another rebirth as PBS' "Masterpiece Theater" begins its second quarter-century. ("Moll Flanders" airs at 9 p.m. Monday and Friday on Channel 9.)Alex Kingston stars in the Daniel Defoe classic,...
A Lot of Gaul: Artist Revives Comic Hero
It seemed like a bad French dream. The creator of Asterix the Gaul, the plucky cartoon hero, had put down his pen and paint forever.For the first time since the late 1950s, France was bereft of its cherished totem: a disheveled little warrior who confounds...
Americans Must Get over Our Fear of `Them'
SOME AMERICANS are afraid.They're afraid that "they" are taking over."They" are people who don't look like them, who come from other cultures, sometimes from other countries. It can be felt in much of the anti-immigration legislation that has gone through...
A Realistic Plan to Cut Taxes
The centerpiece of the Dole-Kemp economic plan is a balanced budget by the year 2002 and a $548 billion tax cut over the next six years.Democrats swear this can't be done, and some voters are skeptical; they don't believe elected officials have the discipline...
Ashcroft Prompts Question of Drug Testing in Senate
Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., wants to test his 25 office employees for illegal drug use.But the Senate Rules Committee is asking him to hold off, saying the Senate has no drug policy - and hasn't even considered the issue for a decade.So Ashcroft has asked,...
Astrologer Sees Advance; Analysts Less Sure
Here they come again, sure as the moon and the stars.Every three months, "earnings season" dominates the stock market like a comet, drawing investors' attention from interest rates and reports on employment and inflation.Yvonne Morabito, a financial...
At 93, Strom Thurmond Going Strong in S. Carolina
Forget term limits; forget anti-incumbency; forget citizen-legislators. Forget the need for new blood, new faces, new ideas or any of the other "new" things Republicans are trying to promote elsewhere in the country.This is South Carolina, and Sen. Strom...
At the Moonlight, Fried Chicken's the Star
You can get beef at the Moonlight Restaurant in Alton. Or seafood. The pasta is homemade and said to be pretty good.But about 70 percent of those who dine at this restaurant on the edge of town come for the chicken. Fried chicken.The Castelli family...
At the Movies
NEWBrother of Sleep (No MPAA rating, contains scenes of brutality to children; 2:07): Grim and gloomy German film set in a late 19th-century Alpine village inhabited by the lame and the loony. For the masochistic, or those who want to brush up their...
At Top of Cards' List: 2nd Baseman/leadoff Man
We know that Tony La Russa likes to play them one day at a time, let alone one year at a time. But, as the Cardinals' season winds down to its last few days - or two weeks - let's look ahead to 1997.The major need, said general manager Walt Jocketty,...
Automatic Garage-Door Openers Often Hazardous
Despite government standards designed to improve their safety, most automatic garage-door openers for residences and apartment buildings pose a risk of serious brain injury or death to children, a study has found.The danger comes when children walk beneath...
Back to the Future
Scientists now think there may be life on Mars a at least until the bars close at 2 a.m.Here on Earth, we've made no progress with alien life. In fact, we've returned to the 1950s.In the Fifties, anything different had to be bad. A good American had...
Before Alomar, Budig Made Mark at Kansas
If American League President Gene Budig had been nearly so perceptive as when he helped stimulate University of Kansas athletics as chancellor, Roberto Alomar might have wound up as a heel, not a hero.If the gifted Baltimore second baseman, best in baseball...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Desperation," Stephen King 2. "The Deep End of the Ocean," Jacquelyn Mitchard 3. "The Regulators," Richard Bachman 4. "Executive Orders," Tom Clancy 5. "Jack and Jill,"...
Beware Year-End Fund Gains Tax
People thinking about buying shares in a mutual fund for the first time might want to wait until next year to avoid an often-overlooked tax trap.Mutual funds typically reveal in December the dividend and capital gains distributions that they're going...
Bird Watcher Now an Oriole, Zeile Hopes to Face Ex-Club in Series
In a bit of ironic poetry, Todd Zeile wears No. 14 for the Baltimore Orioles, a number he never could have worn in St. Louis. There were those in the organization who hoped Zeile would develop into a Ken Boyer-style player, a slugging third baseman,...
Blues Lax on Defense in 5-3 Loss to Canucks
After starting the first four games of the season, goalie Grant Fuhr got a much-deserved night off on Saturday.It's a good thing, too. His surgically repaired body might not have been able to hold up against the Vancouver Canucks' attack.The Blues left...
Bowing Out: Schroeder Is Leaving Congress with Humor Intact
When Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo., wept after deciding not to seek the presidency 12 years ago, it was widely seen as a sign of weakness. Even she didn't foresee what she had begun.Nancy Reagan shed tears, and evoked them, at the Republican National Convention....
Braves Unfazed by Struggles on Offense
OK, so the numbers don't look good.Braves clean-up hitter Fred McGriff is only one for 10 in the National League Championship Series with no runs scored or runs batted in. Outfielder Jermaine Dye, the stand-in for injured slugger David Justice, is hitless...
Briefs
WORLDNEW ZEALANDNo Party Wins Majority In Parliamentary Elections New Zealand's voters gave neither of the two major parties a majority in parliamentary elections Sunday, thereby giving the right-wing third party (called the New Zealand First Party)...
Bringing Perspective to `Good Ol' Days'
THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAYReconsidering America's Past, Rediscovering Its PresentBy Michael Elliott 320 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24 ***** `AMERICANS WHINE." So begins Michael Elliott's critique of the American people's sour mood in the 1960s and '90s....
Busch Booth a Familiar Roost for Four
The only thing missing is a bonfire. It's homecoming weekend in the broadcast booths at Busch Stadium, as numerous announcers with St. Louis roots are in town to broadcast the Cardinals-Braves series.Fox play-by-play man Joe Buck, who Saturday worked...
Camden Too Small a Yard to Contain Surging Yankees
Anything you can do, we can do better. You won't hear the Yankees say that to the Baltimore Orioles, but they sure must be thinking it.In the regular season, the Orioles outhomered the Yankees by nearly 100 (257-162), while setting a major-league record...
Cardinals' Bullpen Corps Brings Fans to Their Feet
In theory, a pitcher is supposed to tune out the crowd and tunnel his attention on the batter ahead.Theories don't mean squat when it's a playoff game at Busch Stadium with 56,769 fans thundering on every pitch for a reliever trying to protect a 3-1...
Carnahan: Kelly's Tax Cut Proposal Doesn't Add Up Governor's Race Gets Mean in the Missouri Governor's Race, the Contest between Democrat Mel Carnahan and Republican Margaret Kelly Has Turned into a Nasty Public Quarrel over Tax Cuts, a $310 Million Tax Hike - and Who's Lying about the Public Record
FIVE YEARS AGO, then-Lt. Gov. Mel Carnahan was the nice guy with no pizazz and little chance.His four other major competitors for the 1992 governor's race were seen as more telegenic, more quotable, more adept at grabbing headlines. All but one had more...
CBC Takes Tourney Title with Ot Win
The Cadets of CBC survived the Pepsi-Cola/Granite City High/Lotto Tournament of Champions Saturday night, outlasting St. Louis University High 2-1 in overtime to capture the title."This was a real test of perseverance," CBC coach Terry Michler said of...
Changes Proposed for Class Actions Judiciary Considers Tightening the Rules
Anyone who ever buys a car, subscribes to a computer on-line service or uses medicine might one day find themselves part of a class-action lawsuit.But now, the federal judiciary is thinking of changing the rules for claims that can involve thousands...
Changeups & Screwballs
Marlin Perkins Should Have Seen This GuyIf we're not mistaken, Kendall Lewis of O'Fallon, Ill., is into this whole Cardinals thing.We found Lewis at a concession stand, a schooner of beer in one hand and a pompon in the other. He wore an autographed...
Chesterfield Considers Plan B for Restaurants, Hotels, Office Building
A company that wants to build two restaurants, two hotels and an office building in Chesterfield is back with a new plan after residents didn't like the original concept.Residents convinced Sverdrup Corp. to refine its original plan for Timberlake Manor...
Cholesterol Linked to Cell Growth
Cholesterol may be a bane in adults, but researchers say the fatty substance has to be present when cells are forming.A study published Friday in the journal Science shows that cholesterol is an important part of the process of that forms organs, tissues...
Clayton Finds Comfort Zone -Away from Batter's Box
After igniting the Cardinals offense - again - shortstop and leadoff hitter Royce Clayton is hitting .429 in the postseason. His snatch of a first-inning line drive doused a potentially nasty Atlanta Braves rally."The tablesetter," catcher Tom Pagnozzi...
Clinton Maintains His Lead in Missouri
President Bill Clinton continues to maintain a 19-point lead over Republican Bob Dole in Missouri, according to the latest St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOX poll.Clinton was supported by about 53 percent of the 420 likely voters polled last week, compared...
Clinton Swings West, but Still Woos Florida
President Bill Clinton opened a Western campaign swing Saturday in Colorado, listing his accomplishments.The president planned a limited public schedule in Denver and New Mexico, where he was headed Sunday morning for three days of mock debates, golf...
Commune Attractions: Many Find Strength in Numbers
It may not be a Utopian society, but for Deborah Allen, it's close enough.A year and a half ago, Allen, 38, was a well-paid legal secretary at Thompson & Mitchell, a St. Louis law firm. She gave it all up to join a commune known as Sandhill, near this...
Community Honors Girl Blinded by Stray Bullet 13-Year-Old Adjusts to Loss: `I'm Still the Same Person'
Blinking big tears in a small church, Jodi Henry, the 13-year-old St. Louis girl who lost an eye to an errant bullet while riding home on a school bus two weeks ago, said Saturday, "Even though I lost an eye, I still think I'm pretty . . . I'm still...
Conservatives in Southwest Missouri Welcome Gingrich
Newt Gingrich may be unpopular in national public opinion surveys, but in southwest Missouri, he's golden.Gingrich roused about 600 of the party faithful who ponied up $100 each last week in this booming Missouri city to see the speaker of the House...
Cor Jesu Sends Another Favorite to the Sidelines
Now is a fine time to be an underdog in the Missouri Class 4A softball playoffs.The most recent victim was No. 3 Marquette on Saturday, losing 2-1 to No. 8 Cor Jesu in a sectional game at Lafayette on two RBI doubles off the bat Gina LoBello.The Chargers...
Corruption Case Yields First Guilty Plea Ex-Illinois Official Admits Accepting Gifts from Major State Contractor
Federal prosecutors pursuing convictions in a wide-ranging corruption probe involving a major state contractor have produced their first catch.Curtis G. Fleming, a former manager at the Illinois Department of Public Aid, pleaded guilty Friday to bribery-related...
Courage and Contrition in Alabama
The first time Vivian Malone Jones and George C. Wallace were together, their scene was a dramatic showdown in the nation's battle over race. Thursday night, when the two met again in Montgomery, Ala., it was a heartening portrayal of reconciliation,...
Crowd Gives Cards More Volts per Jolt
What's the difference between 52,067 passive people attending a baseball game - see, say, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Thursday night - and 56,769 delirious, crimson-clad partisans?See: Busch Stadium, Saturday afternoon, where convened the largest...
Cruising the Coast of Norway
Q. I have always wanted to take a coastal cruise in Norway on one of the ships that sail all the way north and around the North Cape to near the Russian border. I really would prefer to do it in winter, when I'm sure the scenery will be beautiful, but...
Curtis Mayfield: Back to Living Again
CURTIS MAYFIELD, whose blood pressure has dropped suddenly, is lying back in his reclining wheelchair, talking in warm, full tones about his new recording."I sang the songs lying down, in a similar position to this," he says. "I was using gravity."My...
Da Do Ron Ron! 2 Gant Homers Help Cardinals Top Braves 3-2
Most Christmas presents aren't still working by the next October. The batteries wear down. One of your kids knocks it off the shelf. Your spouse puts it through the laundry.But Ron Gant, presented to Cardinals fans last Dec. 23 at a cost of $25 million,...
Da Do Ron Ron! Gant's Pair of Homers Powers Cards Past Braves 3-2
Most Christmas presents no longer work by the next October. The batteries wear down. One of the kids knocks it off the shelf. Your spouse puts it through the laundry.But Ron Gant, presented to Cardinals fans last Dec. 23 at an expense of $25 million,...
Disabled People Air Complaints Bi-State Faulted for Unequal Access; Officials Deny Bias in Service
Bi-State Development Agency took most of the heat Saturday at a forum to allow disabled people to air their feelings about public facilities.About 100 disabled people attended the forum at offices of the Washington University medical school, 4444 Forest...
Dole's Incredible Shrinking Budget
We can pay for our tax cut and have money left over by taking just 5 cents out of a dollar." So goes Bob Dole's recent explanation of how he would offset the huge revenue loss of his tax cuts and balance the budget.But this explanation isn't worth a...
Dole Still Playing a Defensive Game
I'm not some extremist out here; I care about people.-Bob Dole, debate, Oct. 6, 1996With a little over three weeks to go and 15 points behind, Bob Dole is still playing defense. It is becoming almost painful to hear his continuing protests that he is...
Don't Skimp on Basic Research
"We are eating our seed corn" says Paul M. Romer, a Stanford University economist when asked about the state of basic research by U.S. industry. In the 1990s, there has been no sharp increase in corporate research; instead, funding hasn't even kept pace...
Drunken-Driving Deaths Increase, Reversing 10-Year Decline
The number of drunken-driving fatalities increased last year for the first time in a decade, according to the National Safety Council.Overall, accidental deaths including car crashes, poisonings, falls, drownings and fires increased to 93,300 in 1995,...
Eat It Up Ethnic Folk Festival Flies on Finest Food
An army, it is said, marches on its stomach. So do ethnic folk festivals.The International Institute's annual International Folkfest got under way at Queeny County Park Saturday with a lot of smoke and steam rising from makeshift stoves, barbecues and...
`Euro' Coins Get Cool Reception during 2-Week Trial in Germany
The mayor thought he had a great idea to get skeptical townspeople to back a single European currency: have some sample "euro" coins minted and persuade shopkeepers to accept them in a two-week trial run.But as Mayor Richard Leibinger's test comes to...
Exercise, Even Tennis, Is Good 4u
SO I WENT to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which is a big tennis event in New York City, which by the way has gotten much nicer. I say this because, as I was getting out of a taxi, I was startled by the sound of a woman's voice, coming from somewhere...
Flag Waiver Welfare Reform Spurs Citizenship Oath at 106
Sometime after Henriette Bolane turned 100 years old, she started bothering her son-in-law for the application that would let her become a U.S. citizen. But because it meant she'd have to make a trip to Baltimore, and because his mother-in-law was so...
Flag Waiver: Welfare Reform Spurs Citizenship Oath at 106
Sometime after Henriette Bolane turned 100 years old, she started bothering her son-in-law for the application that would let her become a U.S. citizen. But because it meant she'd have to make a trip to Baltimore, and because his mother-in-law was so...
Florida State Gets Rare Road Victory vs. Miami; Notre Dame Rips Huskies
A fast start by Florida State helped Bobby Bowden overcome the Miami Hurricanes and his Orange Bowl jinx.Shevin Smith returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown and Warrick Dunn scored on an 80-yard run as the Seminoles took a 17-point lead in the first...
Forced Entry Banks, Collins Get Little Time to Prepare at QB
Kerry Collins has been there, done that, survived it.Just as the Rams' Tony Banks winds alternately brilliantly and bumpily through a rookie season, Collins can relate. He was in the same pocket last season.Both quarterbacked in the Big Ten Conference:...
Forced Entry Qbs Banks, Collins Get Little Time to Prepare
Kerry Collins has been there, done that, survived it.Just as the Rams' Tony Banks winds alternately brilliantly and bumpily through a rookie season, Collins can relate. He was in the same pocket last season.Both quarterbacked in the Big Ten Conference:...
Four Local Churches Plan to Hold Their Ground
A BRIGHT blue-and-white sign points drivers to the Southern Mission Missionary Baptist Church from Scutter Avenue. The sign stands out in front of the City of Kinloch's own blurred and faded marker.Southern Mission is among at least four churches that...
Fuzzy Ethics Raise Ire of Guidebook Writers
THERE'S AN OLD SAYING about sausage, laws and newspapers: The product may be useful or even pleasing, but no one with a delicate stomach should ever watch them being made.Shrewd tourists know this is also true of travel guidebooks. The writers are generally...
Generations of Lesbians Join to Help Gay Youth
Two lesbians, one a child of the '70s, the other, an alumna of the '40s, give basically the same advice to lesbian and gay youth: Be yourself, and find someone trustworthy to help you navigate a world filled with hate and violence.The women are Chastity...
Getting Date with Indycar Paves Road for Gateway
Now that we're part of the circuit, let's take a closer look at next year's IndyCar schedule.St. Louis will be the sixth of 17 races as Indy cars come to the Metro East area May 24 for an event at the new Gateway International Raceway.The season will...
Get to Know Your Furniture by Name
NAMES FOR styles of furniture can be confusing. One expert might call a chair "Victorian," another "Aesthetic Revival," another "late 19th century." All could be correct because "Aesthetic Revival" describes a special type of Victorian furniture made...
GI-Gant-Ic: Cardinals 3, Braves 2 Fans Mock Braves as Cards Belt Champs in the Chops
The wrong crowd did the chop.Those rowdies in the bleachers got it going moments after a backtracking Willie McGee snapped up Mark Lemke's fly ball in deep center for the final out in a 3-2 St. Louis victory. As the Cardinals high-fived each other on...
Go Braves! So Says Local Family with Atlanta Connection
At the west St. Louis County home of Michael and Sue-Ann Moran, sports loyalties run deep. Daughter Michelle Moran, a Lafayette High School senior, is a two-time defending state champion in the high jump.But that's track and field. When it comes to baseball,...
Harassment Claim Pits Man vs. Male Boss Appeals Court to Decide How Law Applies to Same-Sex Cases
An Illinois state supervisor accused of tormenting an underling with sexual comments and innuendo may soon be back in charge of the employee, after winning the first round of a sexual harassment suit.The reason: The alleged harasser, the victim and the...
Hull Beats Joseph as Blues Win 3-1
For six years, they were the Blues' offensive and defensive stars - Brett Hull scoring the goals, goalie Curtis Joseph stopping the opposition.They know each other like a book, and when they went head-to-head with the game on the line Friday at Edmonton...
Hull Thrilled for Shanahan after Trade
Brett Hull played with Brendan Shanahan for four seasons with the Blues. He knows the fire and intensity that burn within the big forward, who now plays for the rival Detroit Red Wings.On Thursday, the Red Wings finally completed the deal to acquire...
Humor and Sadness in Simon Memoir
NEIL SIMON, America's favorite comedy playwright, can claim a new title: America's favorite comedy memoirist. The story of his youth and the first part of his Broadway and Hollywood career, it has all the warmth, good humor and poignancy that has brought...
Hunting in the '90S: Everything You Need on One Convenient Site
For the business person who wants to provide clients with a memorable day of recreation, for the parent who wants to show a youngster a fascinating, ancient way of enjoying the outdoors, for anybody who wants to relive some of the nicer experiences of...
Ike Skelton
DemocratAge: 64Education: University of Missouri at Columbia, bachelor's and law degrees Home: Lexington, Mo. Experience: Lafayette County prosecuting attorney, assistant Missouri attorney general, Missouri Senate 1970-76, elected to U.S. House in 1976...
`Iron Man' Lacock Getting His Kicks the Hard Way Now
As a major-leaguer, Pete LaCock played in three league championship series and the 1980 World Series. Since his retirement from baseball in 1981, he has run in marathons and competed in triathlons.Nothing, however, compares with the challenge and the...
Is Anybody Up There?
Life on Mars?We've pondered the possibility for centuries, observing the Red Planet first by naked eye - 'cause that's all we had - and later with high-powered telescopes.Came the Space Age, and we sent up our finest in spacecraft. The first big news...
Israel Reluctantly Relies on Foreign Work Force
It is noon on an ordinary Saturday in south Tel Aviv.A Romanian worker is sprawled across the curb, beer slopping from the bottle he knocked over as he passed out. He does not stir when a haggard, elderly woman swats him with a broom and yells about...
Jockey Krone Has Desire to Return to Top
She was hurled hard to the Gulfstream Park turf course, tons of menacing horseflesh and flailing hooves crashing past her and over her. The result, amazingly, was just a broken pinkie on her left hand. No big deal, not in this perilous sport.Julie Krone...
Kansas State Picking Up Dividends from Investments in St. Louis
Former Parkway Central standout and blue-chip recruit Ryan Young is one of a dozen Missouri high school players who dashed across the border to play for the improved Kansas State football program.Young, a 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman and former...
Kelly: Carnahan Is a Liar Who Abuses Taxpayers Governor's Race Gets Mean in the Missouri Governor's Race, the Contest between Democrat Mel Carnahan and Republican Margaret Kelly Has Turned into a Nasty Public Quarrel over Tax Cuts, a $310 Million Tax Hike - and Who's Lying about the Public Record
FOR A PRIVATE person, state Auditor Margaret Kelly has led a very public life.She's the first woman to hold statewide office in Missouri. She's familiar to voters, seeking statewide office five times in the last decade and winning four of them.She's...
Knee-Deep in Injuries as Female Athletes Play Harder, Their Ligaments Pay the Price
CHRISTINE WALLINGTON lined up what appeared to be a fairly easy shot.But instead of hitting an 8-ounce volleyball, she sent a startled yelp of pain across the gym at Francis Howell North High School."I jumped up to hit the ball, and I just started screaming,"...
Knicks Put Ward on the Court
NEW YORK - When asked how much Charlie Ward has improved, New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy doesn't look at this season versus last season. It is much too confining a comparison, he says."Now if you were to ask me what I think of Charlie now, compared...
Legal Skirmish in War on Drugs Is Family Matter
IT DIDN'T start out as a Family Values case. Instead, it seemed like just another skirmish in our long and futile War on Drugs.In October 1994, the cops in Pagedale got a search warrant for a house on Leroy Avenue. According to the affidavit the cops...
Leonardo Drew: Monumental Talent
Currents 67: Leonardo Drew, works in various mediaWhere: St. Louis Art MuseumWhen: Through Nov. 17 Hours: Tuesday, 1:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5p.m. LEONARDO DREW numbers his art rather than giving the objects names. When you ask him about...
Lutheran, Episcopalian Bishops Discuss Move toward Cooperation
Lutheran and Episcopalian bishops met last week to discuss a sweeping plan for close cooperation between their churches."We think we are at a historic moment here," said Presiding Bishop George Anderson of the 5.2 million-member Evangelical Lutheran...
Making a Racket: Fan Is Demanding Sampras Apology
It was about a month ago that Pete Sampras, transported for a joyful moment from what has been the most harrowing year of his life, won the U.S. Open and tossed his racket into the crowd in an unrehearsed and, as it turns out, badly aimed gesture of...
Maniacs of Road: We Know Them Well
SNORTING FIENDS were what Miss Manners expected the police would turn up when they announced that they were aggressively going after what they call aggressive drivers. Those are the ones Miss Manners calls rude and everybody else calls maniacs, as in...
Mansion Linked to Slave Trade May Be Shuttered Sisk Recently Posted Signs on the Property Encouraging Supporters to Ask Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and Local Congressmen for a State Takeover
For 70 years the Sisk family has offered tours of its historic mansion in Gallatin County known to have harbored slaves. Now the Old Slave House on Hickory Hill is set to close Oct. 31.Some people are upset about the plans and are asking the state of...
Mcdonnell Retirees Forced to Make Health-Care Choices Company Plan Can Cost $333 a Month
Joseph Fenier has found at least one way to stay busy in retirement - battling McDonnell Douglas Corp. over his health-care benefits.Fenier is one of 8,000 non-union McDonnell retirees in the St. Louis area, and 20,000 nationally, who must pick a new...
Mcflip Mcdonald's Changes Mind, Will Restore la Icon
Jeff Schwartz began working for McDonald's 28 years ago as a teen-age floor sweeper and burger flipper, and boasts that he has never had another employer except "for baby-sitting and shoveling snow."So when he became Los Angeles regional vice president...
Mcgee May Fill in for Ailing Lankford
Ray Lankford is 0 for 11 and can't throw much beyond second base. Willie McGee is fresh, not having started a game in a week.For those reasons, look for McGee to start in center field Sunday night for the Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship...
Mckendree Gains First Triumph since 1951
Donald Brooks and Brett Gross scored two touchdowns each as McKendree won for the first time since 1951, beating visiting Westminster 27-14 Saturday in the "Return Bowl." Both schools have resumed their football program this season. McKendree last fielded...
Mercantile Must Grow or Go, Analysts Say Bank Rebounding after a Tough First Quarter
Mercantile Bank executive John Beirise found an analogy for his bank in a come-from-behind victory on a golf course.Beirise was in the gallery at the Boone Valley Classic last month watching pro golfer Gibby Gilbert implode.Gilbert knocked one ball into...
Mission to Mars: Washington University Is Ready to Go
Editor's note: Raymond E. Arvidson, a professional Mars watcher for 20 years, is chairman and professor of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University. The university will play a key role in tracking data from two NASA spacecraft...
Missouri, Illinois Hold Line amid Federal Budget Cuts
If it wasn't the best of times, it wasn't the worst of times. The St. Louis area fared moderately well in the 104th Congress, with no huge achievements but no disastrous failures, either."We are wiping the sweat from our brow," said Jim Brown, the Washington...