St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 29, 1996

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250,000 Children Serve as Soldiers
An estimated 250,000 soldiers under 18 years old - some as young as 5 - are serving in wars around the world, according to a recent report by Save the Children.The report counted 33 armed conflicts, many of them civil wars, where children have been fighting...
Adornments, Rituals of Advent Mark Season
The age-old traditions of Advent - the period that symbolizes the waiting for the coming of Christ - will be practiced in a number of area churches in the next four weeks.Advent wreaths made of fresh pine with four candles nestled in the greens will...
Algeria Backs Ban on Islamic Parties
Algerians voted overwhelmingly Sunday for a draft constitution that would ban Islamic political parties, state radio reported today.The radio station, basing its report on provisional referendum returns from several regions, said there would be a large...
Algerians Ignore Threats and Vote
Algerians defied threats of violence to turn out in high numbers Thursday in a constitutional referendum that would ban Islamic parties and expand presidential powers.About three of every four registered voters went to the polls, a sign of success for...
Allen's Mark Helps Chiefs Nip Detroit
Marcus Allen says records are nice, yet winning is better. He experienced both Thursday.Allen rushed for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 46 seconds remaining, sending the Kansas City Chiefs to a 28-24 victory and ending the Detroit...
Austerity, Italian Style: Cream Sauce, Butter and Desserts
Of course I know that the words "Italy" and "diet" provide the perfect ingredients for an oxymoron. I just thought that at a spa a certain measure of the austerity that is so blessedly lacking in most aspects of Italian life might be operative.I was...
A Visiting General's Command Presence
The Russian general, standing ramrod stiff in a business suit, waved aside another plate of American food. "Bread, salt and onions," he requested.After a round of interviews with and speeches at many of America's opinion leaders, Gen. Alexander Lebed...
A Writer without Comparison
HIS first two books had scenes in Japan, so he was compared to Nobel winner Yasunari Kawabata.His third book featured the butler of an English manor house, so he was compared to E.M. Forster.His fourth book described a surreal Central European city,...
Balancing Act: Budget Solution Sought in Consumer Index
WITH BOTH PRESIDENT Bill Clinton and Congress seeking a balanced budget, the search is on for a way to save money. Some outside experts see a simple solution: measure inflation differently.A 1 percentage point trim in the Consumer Price Index would yield...
Beer Ipo Leaves Buyers Thirsting Boston Brewery's Stock Goes Flat
The lesson of this story: Be careful - you may get what you ask for.When Boston Beer Co., the maker of Samuel Adams beer, went public a year ago, its founder, C. James Koch, insisted on letting small investors in on the deal."I wanted to give the people...
Better Brush Up Your Shakespeare the Bard's Back, with Modern Sensibility
IN "Looking for Richard," Kenneth Branagh, the actor-director who has done more than anyone for the recent Bard Boom at the movies, confesses that when he was a schoolboy back in Belfast, Shakespeare bored him stiff.Shakespeare is still a difficult sell...
Big Take in Texas Down-on-Luck Farmers Cotton to Lotto Windfall
Like many West Texas cotton farmers, Gene Terry, 61, of Roby woke up every morning wondering how he was going to pay his bills.But on Thursday, he woke up wondering how he was going to spend a million dollars.Terry was one of 43 Roby residents who will...
Blue Devils Point Guard Carries on Tradition
Duke's run of seven Final Four appearances from 1986 to 1994 coincided with the presence of some fine point guards.Current Blue Devils assistant coaches Tommy Amaker and Quin Snyder and NBA lottery draft pick Bobby Hurley ran those offenses and provided...
Briefs
NATIONCAPE CANAVERALJammed Hatch Foils Space Walk NASA abandoned a planned space walk from the shuttle Columbia after a hatch jammed, leaving the two astronauts temporarily stuck inside the spacecraft's airlock. Astronauts Tammy Jernigan and Tom Jones...
California Town Turns `Green' with Election Pro-Environment Party Takes over City Hall
Once called the "White City by the Bay" for its tidy rows of gleaming Victorian homes and shops, and noted in National Weather Service statistics as the foggiest town in the contiguous 48 states, Arcata is turning Green.Arcata has become the first U.S....
Canada to Act on Reports of Ex-Nazis They Live without Fear of Reprisal, Critics Say
The government, long criticized for moving too slowly against alleged Nazi war criminals, says it is willing to investigate new claims that dozens of former Nazis are living in Canada without fear of prosecution.The Jerusalem Post magazine reported last...
Canadian General Tours Zaire with Rebels 40,000 Heading Home to Rwanda, He Says
A Canadian general toured parts of the western shore of Lake Kivu with Zairian rebels on Thursday and reported that 40,000 Rwandan refugees were heading north along the lake toward home.Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril, leader of a proposed international intervention...
Catalog Crunch? Mail-Order Firms See Mixed Blessings This Holiday Season
The busy holiday season for U.S. catalog retailers began in earnest this week and most see initial signs of strength, despite concerns that direct marketing has become an overly saturated business.Michael Klein, president of Constructive Playthings,...
Channel Has TV Movies for Children in Hospitals Productions Lack Sex, Lies and Crime
While his young daughter spent a year in a hospital with a brain tumor, Dick Rolfe learned that daytime television isn't geared toward children.Nearly 30 years later, he's trying to change that.Now president of the Dove Foundation, Rolfe is bringing...
Chukwudebe Takes to Boards to Impress Illinois' Coaches
Victor Chukwudebe saw opportunity, reached out and grabbed it.It came in the summer of 1995 at the Adidas camp, a basketball prospects' meat market where recruiters fill the stands looking for talent and the players are looking to put on a eye-opening...
Church Notes
Chili SupperA chili supper and hanging of the greens is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday in Lakers' Hall, First Baptist Church, 2230 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard, Lake Saint Louis. For information, call 561-8476.Guest Speaker The Rev. Robert Dohm will be the...
CIA to Study Reasons Young Spys Are Quitting Ex-Official Sees `Crisis in Morale, Vacuum in Leadership'
The CIA has begun an internal investigation into why large numbers of its younger spies and intelligence analysts are quitting.The investigation by the agency's inspector general began after agency officials noticed "a disproportionate number of resignations...
City Has Warm Spot in Heart for Annual Parade but Ritual of Holiday Not Always Turkey, TV
Norman Rockwell had to be spinning in his grave on Thursday.At each end of the Thanksgiving table sat friends Carrie Chorpening and Alisa Gish, with a combined 46 years of solid American holiday tradition behind them - dining on some of this area's finest...
Clark Avoided Faceoff Not to Save Face, She Says
IS MARIT CLARK a losing candidate who's saving face by pulling out of the Democratic primary for mayor of St. Louis and running as an independent in the general election?Or is she a shrewd politician who's increased her chances of winning by skipping...
Coach Had Hand, Whistle in Cass-Midway Tradition
If you want to know how rich the football tradition is at Cass-Midway High, just ask former player and current head coach Larry Burchett. He has been a part of all five of the Vikings' state title teams in one capacity or another.In 1969 and '70, Burchett...
C.O.D.: Cards Delivered; Now It's Time for Fans to Pay
Last December, a group of new owners pooled about $150 million, cut a check to Anheuser-Busch and kept the Cardinals in friendly hands. That started the season of change.The good times returned to Busch Stadium last summer. Baseball was fun again. The...
Coming to Terms Missouri's New Lawmakers to Get Course on What to Do, and Not Do, in Legislature
Missouri's newest lawmakers begin a two-week orientation session on Monday, giving them a crash course in state government and what to do - and not do - as a legislator.The session will be a week shorter than past years. The aim is to have the freshmen...
Computer Testing Eases Placement Process
Incoming freshmen at St. Charles County Community College no longer chew on No. 2 pencils when taking math and reading assessment tests that help place them in classes.Instead, they are using a new, computerized testing service that allows testing on...
Contract Is Expected with District to Raise Levee near Bales Park
The St. Charles city administrator says he hopes to present the City Council with a proposal next month to contract with the Consolidated North County Levee District to raise the city's levee near Bales Park.The levee is on the community's north side.Mike...
Contracts End Next Year for Grocers, Union
Nick Torpea bought his 22-pound turkey Saturday at the Schnucks on Big Bend and Highway 141. He gets a big bird every year, because he likes to invite relatives and neighbors to his home in west St. Louis County.He prepared the turkey Wednesday, so he...
Crusaders, Cougars Outstanding in '96
The St. Dominic High soccer team enjoyed a solid season in 1996. The Crusaders were 16-4-6; they won their own tournament, they won a district title and finished the season ranked No. 2 in the Post-Dispatch small-schools poll.But it wasn't enough. The...
Dots on the Spot Dog Trainer Gary Gero Got a Couple of Hundred Dalmatians Ready for Their Starring Roles in Disney's Live-Action "101 Dalmatians"
DON'T be fooled by those gorgeous-looking dogs in "101 Dalmatians." They are just like most of us humans, whose tremendously good looks weren't exactly what nature intended.That's why it took a "spot lady" and a vat of vegetable dye to keep the dogs...
Eagle Days Start Next Weekend, into 1997
Come out and join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a winter homecoming celebration.During the next three months MDC will celebrate the return of some of the state's most popular winter residents with Eagle Days.Eagle Days events provide an...
Eagles Open Season with Win over West County Tech
The Orchard Farm boys basketball team opened its season Tuesday, beating West County Tech 70-56."It was nice to get a game under our belts and it was even nicer to come away with a win," Eagles coach Randy Carter said. "We don't play again until Dec....
Elvis' New Haunt: Estate Plans Club in His Name in Memphis
Back before he was the king of rock 'n' roll, Elvis Presley would stroll over to Beale Street and gaze in the window of Lansky's Men's Store at the flashy clothes he couldn't afford.When he finally had the money, what he found at Lansky's helped create...
Emmitt Is Emmitt as "Boys Top "Skins Smith Answers Critics with 155 Yards, 3 Tds
What's wrong with Emmitt Smith?Absolutely nothing.Stung by the first benching of his career, Smith made the Washington Redskins pay with his best game of the year, scoring three touchdowns and gaining a season-high 155 yards Thursday. That led Dallas...
Emmitt Is Emmitt as 'Boys Top 'Skins Smith Answers Critics with 155 Yards, 3 Tds
There are two possibilities here: 1) Dallas' Barry Switzer is NFL Coach of the Year, or 2) Barry Switzer is not very bright.Those members of Switzer's family who subscribe to the first choice believe Switzer benched Emmitt Smith a week ago and threatened...
Excelsior Springs Takes Second Shot at Camdenton
When Excelsior Springs and Camdenton high schools meet today in the Missouri Class 4A football championship game, it won't take much to motivate the teams.It will be the second meeting this season between the schools. Camdenton defeated Excelsior Springs...
`Finally': U.S. Arms Reach Bosnia Muslim-Croat Forces Greet Train with Relief
First came the sound of a long whistle. Then a train appeared, carrying one M-60 tank and 10 armored vehicles - the first U.S. weapons delivered to the Muslim-Croat federal army.The weapons arrived Thursday at the railway station in Hadzici, near Sa...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Three generating units are running. Bass fishing has been fairly good for the few anglers out in boats. Bluegill: Fair and some days good from the north levee.Bull Shoals: 7 1/2 feet above power pool and rising. Slightly off-color. 50-55...
Fort Jackson a Case Study in Harassment
They joined the Army to defend their country but quickly found they had to protect themselves first.During their initial weeks in uniform this spring, the 104 female recruits of Alpha Company of the 1st Battalion of the 61st Infantry here came face-to-face...
Fuhr Caught a Break with Ducks Breakaway
Grant Fuhr insisted he was serious.Yes, he meant to say he felt fortunate to see Anaheim Mighty Ducks right winger Teemu Selanne barreling toward him on a breakaway in the third period Wednesday, with the Blues protecting a 3-2 lead at the Pond of Anaheim.What?...
Gay Newspaper Credits Growth to Advertisers Homosexuals Recognized as Profitable `Market Niche'
The News-Telegraph, the local gay and lesbian newspaper, is enjoying a growth spurt in its 15th year.Its editor and publisher, Jim Thomas, credits a new awareness on the part of advertisers of gays and lesbians as a lucrative "market niche."More ads,...
Girls Squad Few in Number but Talented
Orchard Farm High girls basketball coach Robin Steinhoff is excited about her team's potential. Now if the Eagles can only stay healthy."We're not real deep," Steinhoff said of her eight-player squad. "We need to keep our key players healthy and on the...
Glenn Close: Delighted to Go to the Dogs
When Glenn Close was a little girl in polished Greenwich, Conn., she was allowed to watch "The Big Top" and "Hopalong Cassidy" on television.The rest had to be left to make-believe.That may sound a bit draconian, but it served Close well. "For me, it...
Health-Care Issue Won't Go Away
OK, it's the very last thing any politician wants to deal with, but here it is anyway: We're going to have another huge debate in the next Congress over health care.The next one, however, doesn't have to be as unproductive as the previous two. Much will...
Holiday's in the Air Santa, Garfield Strut Their Stuff in Annual Parade
People willing to get up early on a holiday morning to go to downtown got an eye-opening and tuneful preview of the coming season at Thursday's Thanksgiving Day parade.At 8:30, the first of 120 units in the parade left the starting point at Broadway...
'Horns Do Texas 2-Step with Aggies for Chance at Big Dance
Spike Dykes, football junkie, is eager to see what happens when Texas A&M visits Texas at 10 a.m. today."Two good teams that are pretty doggone equally matched. . . . I mean, it really should be a thrill-a-minute," Dykes said.But Spike Dykes, Texas Tech...
How Much Money Should You Give to Charity?
Ask a financial planner how much you should give to charity and get ready for a shocker."The rule of thumb is 5 to 10 percent" of your income, said Eleanor Baker, a tax planner and principal at Baker Newman & Noyes LLC in Portland, Maine.If that seems...
Hugging the Rug Artificial Turf Is the Genuine Article That Brings Show-Me Bowl to the Twa Dome; but Will the Inaugural Event Be the Last?
On the surface the critical factor for any potential Show-Me Bowl venue always has been the turf.From Busch Stadium to Arrowhead Stadium and Faurot Field, the Missouri high school football championships have followed a 17-year artificial path, which...
Infestation of Mites Could Cause Unusual Beak Growth
Dear Dr. Fox: In the last three months, my 5-year-old parrot's beak has grown very long. During those three months, I had his beak clipped twice, and now it's really long again. What would cause it to grow so fast?Whenever there is abnormal beak growth,...
In Hebron, Both Sides Await Battle They Feel Sure Will Come
FOUR JEWISH SCHOOLGIRLS head home up Hebron's Street of Martyrs. A wrinkled Palestinian woman in a white headscarf and long dark robe comes down the street the other way.They all keep walking until the old woman and one of the girls come smack up against...
In Japan, Toddlers Cram for School Entrance Tests Are Vital Part of Culture
With exam season starting, Rina Sassa has a lot to remember - apples are red, three comes after two, and always push in your chair when getting up from the table.Rina, 3, is one of dozens of students at Tomu Young Children's School cramming for their...
It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Overconsumption Experts Say Remember Holiday Spirit, Not Sales
Somehow, as the mistletoe was being hung, the chestnuts roasting and Jack Frost nipping, a new, not-so-cheery holiday tradition was born.Holiday spending has tumbled so out of control, families are finding it takes into the summer and even beyond to...
Japanese Bank Must Promote Women Discrimination Suit Ends in Rare Ruling
A Japanese court has found a bank guilty of denying promotions to 12 female employees because of their gender, a landmark ruling in a country where women face discrimination in nearly every aspect of their lives.The Tokyo District Court, ruling Wednesday,...
Kentucky Shellacks Syracuse by 34 Points
Derek Anderson scored a career-high 25 points as No. 8 Kentucky turned the rematch of last April's NCAA Tournament championship game into a laugher. The Wildcats rolled to an 87-53 rout of No. 12 Syracuse on Thursday night in the Great Alaska Shootout.Jamaal...
Kids & Co. Students Open Store as Part of Classwork
Business students in eighth through 12th grade in the Wellston School District are learning some valuable, real-life lessons in a time-honored combination - Christmas and commerce.On Monday they'll open a holiday store in what usually serves as the meeting...
Knights, Bulldogs Lead All-League Team Pioneer's Castle, North's Forrester Are Sole Repeats
The Gateway Athletic Conference soccer coaches had a hard time making final cuts for the 1996 all-league squad."With nine schools in the conference and with the play in the area improving, it's tough to limit it to 11 players," Fort Zumwalt South coach...
Lethal Cocktail: Prozac, Illegal Drugs
Illegal drugs such as cocaine and LSD may pack a dangerous, even lethal wallop for people taking Prozac or similar antidepressants.So say emergency room doctors who report treating a growing number of people suffering from what is being called "serotonin...
Lincoln Log 35 Home Wins in Row for Nu: Can Colorado Snap Streak?
By Rick Neuheisel's eager admission, University of Nebraska football "sets a high bar."The fourth-ranked 'Huskers have won back-to-back national championships, but perhaps more impressive is that they never have won fewer than nine games in any season...
Making Tracks Cyclists Soon Will Get New Mississippi River Route through 7 States
Thanks to a new bike route that will stretch through seven states, cyclists will be able to ride through the hilly terrain north of Missouri's Bootheel, see historic parks in Kentucky and camp at Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee on their way to the streets...
Massachusetts Moves to Regulate Handgun Safety
They're hidden away in many people's homes. They're products that can kill or maim. And hundreds of unsuspecting children, just horsing around, have fallen prey.To handguns.Massachusetts has developed and issued strict guidelines to treat handgu ns as...
Mayor Assures Employees All in City Is Well
St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown has been meeting with small groups of city employees for the last week, assuring them that the ship will stay the course even though the captain will leave the stern Jan. 10.At a meeting of about 60 employees Wednesday morning...
`Millennium': Hope, Despair and Anarchy
THE dragon devours itself. So goes the endless birth-death cycle of Ouroboros, the mythological creature that "X-Files" creator Chris Carter adopted to symbolize "Millennium," his apocalyptic drama of good and evil.Like the tail-eating dragon in the...
Minor Gene Difference May Tag the Anxious
Part of the difference between a person who worries and frets and one who approaches life with a laid-back attitude may be a gene that controls the effects of a brain chemical, researchers say.A new study that probed the personalities of 505 people found...
Mixed Results at Asian Summit . .
The third summit meeting of the 18-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group, held this year at Subic Bay in the Philippines, turned out to be surprisingly productive. The United States sought concrete commitments from a body that previously had...
Mizzou Hopes for Fun (and Wins) in the Sun
Kelly Thames acknowledges that when he and his Missouri teammates traveled to Honolulu last December for the Rainbow Classic, they were enamored of the "great weather and the great-looking people."The Tigers' basketball, though, wasn't so great.Mizzou...
Monroe City's Little Guys Face Springfield Big Boys
Coach Dale Labuary learned long ago to make adjustments for the lack of size that permeates his Monroe City football team each year.He runs a finesse offense. He enforces a strict weight-training regimen to build strength where bulk is absent. And, hoping...
More Time, Money for Detention Lake in West Clay Plan
A proposed eight-acre detention lake in St. Charles, the centerpiece of plans for redevelopment along West Clay Street, could cost about $3 million and likely will take much longer to build than officials had expected.St. Charles City Administrator Mike...
Morning after, Nixon Still Wanted Break-In `High-Minded' Resistance Made Him Angry
The morning after he ordered a break-in at the Brookings Institution to seize the think tank's files on the Vietnam War, President Richard M. Nixon was still adamant about it and frustrated by what appeared to be resistance from "high-minded" lawyers."We're...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
What the Utah Jazz accomplished Wednesday night might have been the greatest second-half comeback in NBA history.After being booed off the court by their own fans at halftime, the Jazz came back from a 34-point halftime deficit and beat the Denver Nuggets...
. . . Mr. Clinton, China and Mickey Mouse
We're told that President Bill Clinton raised the human rights issue with Chinese President Jiang Zemin on Sunday, telling him, "It's important that we work to remove irritants in our relationship, but we need to be as honest and candid . . . as we can."That's...
Multiple Sclerosis Onset at 70 Is Questionable
Dear Dr. Donohue: Is it possible for a person to get multiple sclerosis in her 70s? I had a magnetic imaging test done recently, and it showed a slight white patch. Later a myelogram and a lumbar puncture were negative. The people in the MS group to...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Courthouse, 201 Main Street, Troy. The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration...
Noah (Epstein) Gets on the Boat, Gives Ambush Pair of Target Men
Forward Noah Epstein arrived Tuesday in St. Louis just in time for the Ambush team picture.He was acquired Monday for future considerations from the Columbus Invaders. Epstein worked out with the club at Concord Soccer Club and will play tonight at 7:35...
Now, Is It `M' as in Mediocre?
"M IS FOR MALICE"A novel by Sue Grafton (300 pages, Henry Holt, $25)***** Perhaps it's a coincidence that this book is the 13th in Sue Grafton's alphabetically titled mystery series, but it's the first one that has Kinsey Millhone encountering a ghost....
Now Showing in Belleville
If a policy is not working, school officials and parents have good reason to change it. In the case of the policy governing which movies may be shown to classes in the Belleville Township High School District, the guidelines weren't in place long enough...
Obituaries
Ethel Irene BellEthel Irene Bell, 84, of Wentzville, died Wednesday (Nov. 27, 1996) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.Mrs. Bell was a retired inspector at the Vactec Electronics Co. in St. Louis.Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today at the...
Officer Gets His Badge of Honor It's No. 372, the Number Worn Years Ago by His Late Father
Brad Kelling has a lot to be proud of, but he doesn't wear it on his sleeve.He pins it to his chest.Kelling, a St. Louis County police officer, recently received the same badge number - 372 - that his father, Ron Kelling, wore when he became an officer...
Officials Want Warning of Epidemics
Alarmed by evidence that diseases once thought virtually wiped out are staging a comeback, public health officials from the United States and Europe have agreed to establish a global early warning network to alert doctors and governments about budding...
Officials Weigh Phone Tower Interests
St. Charles County officials are walking a tightrope as they attempt to regulate the construction of telecommunication towers in unincorporated parts of the county.As a result of the new federal communications law, which opens up the competition for...
Of Mouse and Man, and a Vigilant Cat
THE CAT HAS begun sleeping by a radiator in the kitchen, and that can mean only one thing. The cold weather is driving the mice inside.They set up housekeeping under the radiator.As far as I know, the cat has never actually caught a mouse, but somehow...
Owners of Personal Seat Licenses Are Showing No Urge to Purge
Realizing that they may have invested in a lemon, are Rams fans in a PSL panic?So far, they're not according to Michael Naughton, the club's director of ticket operations.Ownership rights to about 1,100 seats were transferred in the initial transfer...
Pacers' Subs Make Home Sweet Again
Reggie Miller and Indiana's bench took care of the Pacers' recent homecourt disadvantage.Miller scored 19 points to lead five Indiana players in double figures as the Pacers ended a three-game home losing streak with a 101-83 win over the Sacramento...
Paying Up: Entrance Fees at Many National Parks to Double
Entrance fees to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, the Everglades, Appomattox Court House and many other of the nation's most popular national parks will soon double.Visitors to some wildlife refuges and recreation areas also will be charged fees for...
Pay off Debts before Playing Stock Market
The roar of the Wall Street bull keeps attracting investors to stocks and stock mutual funds.This rollicking good time is courtesy of a somewhat better-than-expected economy, low interest rates, modest inflation and a divided government in Washington...
People
A former farmhand for country's WYNONNA says the singer and her husband, Arch Kelley, sexually harassed her.The ex-hand is Andria Surles, who was fired in May. Surles says in an $800,000 court complaint in Tennessee that Wynonna made suggestive comm...
People in Business
* St. Louis Children's Hospital named S. Douglas Hutchings as vice president for the Children's Health Foundation.* Jon Grubb joined Tubular Steel Inc. as national accounts manager of the Midwestern sales region at its St. Louis corporate headquarters.*...
Pet Project Area Actors Produce a Video to Help Animal Shelters
Dogs are barking, cats are posing, cameras are rolling - it's showtime at the St. Louis County animal shelter!Late last week, a "family" of actors moved through the shelter, at 77 Hunter Avenue in Ladue, closely followed by the director and the cameraman.Parents...
Phoenix Coyotes Are Playing like Dogs at Home
If there's such a thing as a home-ice disadvantage, the Phoenix Coyotes have it.Since beating San Jose and Anaheim in their first two homes games, the Coyotes had only one victory and four ties in their last 12 outings at America West Arena heading into...
Planetary Influence Wu's 137-Year-Old Telescope Gives Great View
ON THE ROOFTOP of Washington University's Crow Hall, Judd Bowman focuses a 137-year-old telescope for a group of onlooking children. With a careful turn of the focusing knob, he brings the craters and seas of the moon into view.As each child climbs the...
Players, Powers, Nicknames, Make Illinois Championships Special
These state football championships have a bit of everything.For rushers, there's Joliet Catholic tailback James Randle. He gobbled up 328 yards in the semifinals.For overall talent, Lincoln-Way's Illini-bound Nick Piazza can run, catch and block with...
Protesters March on Serbia, Demand Milosevic's Ouster
Swelling numbers of demonstrators marched through Serbia's major cities Thursday after President Slobodan Milosevic claimed victory in the rerun of local elections that he had invalidated.Despite rain, more than 100,000 demonstrators chanted "Slobo Tyrant!...
Rcga Airport Video Flies out of St. Louis
SECOND TAKE: Hold on to your purse strings. Letters are feverishly flying from Regional Commerce & Growth Assocation bigwigs, begging for big-bucks contributions from local businesses to support the efforts of the "Citizens for a Modern Airport" program....
Restoration on a Grand Scale
The yellow crane lifted the 3,500-year-old stone block attached to a thick, blue silk rope. Workers looked up, nervously.It's tricky work restoring the ancient Temple of Luxor.One of the great monuments of Pharaonic Egypt, the 22-column temple was starting...
Rocking around the World Eclectic, Engaging Music from International Lineup
LUSCIOUS JACKSON,JOSEPHINE WIGGS EXPERIENCEand BUFFALO DAUGHTER Galaxy, Saturday, Nov. 23 ***** THE THREE BANDS that played to a overflowing Galaxy crowd last Saturday traveled over vast seas and continents to tour together. Luscious Jackson (New York...
Russian Nuclear Hazards Most Dangerous in World Cold War Remnants Pose Lingering Peril
The region around Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula in the Russian Arctic contains without doubt the most dangerous concentration of nuclear hazards in the world, a lingering atomic peril of the Cold War.Anchored in the harbors of Russia's Northern Fleet...
She Spends 14 Hours Daily Playing a Poker Machine
Dear Ann Landers: My sister has a gambling problem. "Bessie" is a strong-willed person, so it amazes me that she could have become addicted. It happened so fast and so secretly that I knew nothing of it until she was way in over her head and unable to...
Shoppers to Make Most of Shorter Holiday Season
Faced with five fewer shopping days this year to get all their holiday purchases done, consumers are expected to crowd department stores and trek through malls this weekend, forking over billions of dollars on gifts."Consumers are starting to realize...
Show-Me Bowl Matchups
CLASS 5AHAZELWOOD CENTRAL (12-1)Nickname: Hawks. Enrollment: 2,516. Town/Population: Florissant, 51,038. Colors: Black, Gold. Playoff History: 14th year, 10th championship game (won title in 1985; tied in '72). Players To Watch: QB Jim Mitchell (1,954...