St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 9, 1997

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A Big Spoonful of Superbowl Antidote They Might Not Score Often, but the Billikens Still Win Fans
They call it Stormy Monday, but ... it doesn't have to be that bad.Sports fans will have a difficult time winding down from this weekend. What with the American Football Conference and National Football Conference championships on television, we're all...
After Starting Program 16 Years Ago, Light, 43, Resigns as Coach at Borgia
Borgia High athletic director Doug Light announced Tuesday that he has resigned as girls basketball coach after starting the program 16 years ago. Light, 43, will stay on as the school's AD and director of discipline.Borgia's 71-36 victory Monday over...
Albright to Congress: U.S. Foreign Policy Won't Come Cheap
Secretary of State-designate Madeleine Albright pointedly told Congress on Wednesday that the State Department could not achieve foreign policy goals "on the cheap."Presaging coming battles over foreign policy, Albright challenged Republican lawmakers...
All the President's Kin When It Comes to Entertainment, the Carters Are Anything but One-Termers
Forget about all the attention paid to JFK's sexual habits, Jackie O's fashion sense and John John's ineligibility: there's a new first family to entertain us. It may not be Camelot, but Carter-mania has finally arrived.If you hadn't noticed, the telltale...
A Plan to Lift Students out of Mediocrity Scholarships Would Let Poor Children Attend Private Schools
In a 1983 report, "Nation at Risk,"i the National Commission on Excellence in Education spoke of the rising tide of mediocrity in America's schools. Today, d severe problems continue in large, urban public school districts. The poor, mainly minority...
Arson Damages Black Church in Sikeston; Pastor Is Defiant
The hate messages have been sent in the form of broken windows and manure tossed on the front lawn, but the Rev. Rick M. Anderson of Prince of Peace Baptist Church says he won't back down.Not even in the face of a fire Monday night.Authorities say someone...
A Sunny Day in Capra-Land with Travolta
VIDEO REWINDHere's what Post-Dispatch movie critics had to say about this week's video releases when they premiered in St. Louis:"Phenomenon" This generally pleasant, sentimental John Travolta vehicle harkens back to the humanistic, psychological science-fiction...
Auditions
West County YMCA/Chester field Community Theater: Auditions for "Les Miserables" Saturday at the West County YMCA/Chesterfield Community Center. Adult cast, parts for 14 men and 16 women. Bring a one-minute serious monologue. Call 532-6515, ext. 254,...
Basic Lessons for Students Can Be Found in `Federalist Papers'
One of the small but hopeful changes that came in with the new year was a California law requiring high schools to include the "Federalist Papers" among their assigned readings. This is long overdue, but those educators who would rather be glorifying...
Belleville Acts to Cancel Some Reassessments
City officials are vowing to force the reversal of sharply increased property reassessments that threaten steep tax increase for businesses. Mayor Roger Cook and the City Council on called Monday on St. Clair County Assessor Percy McKinney to essentially...
Belleville E. Wants Star Back Soon
Belleville East's Jessica Jackson - perhaps the top girls basketball player in the Metro East area - is on the bench, and she doesn't like it one bit. Lancers coach Paul James doesn't like it, either.He watched his 6-foot-3 center go crashing to the...
Best Bets for the Week of Jan. 9-15
FridayNo more crying: After a dec ade of planning, years of making and months of hyping, the film version of "Evita" a the most anticipated movie of last year a finally arrives at St. Louis theaters. Will the stage hit translate to the big screen? Will...
Best Bets in the Casino
The column last week about New Year's resolutions received a bigger response than anything I've ever written. Most of the responses came on four fronts:1. What are the "free odds" bets in craps? I briefly mentioned these as the best bets in the casino,...
Blacks in Missouri Legislature Lose Senior Leadership Posts
For the first time since 1989, no black member of the Missouri Legislature holds a top leadership post.The House and Senate elected their leaders Wednesday for the 89th General Assembly. Two black legislators who were in power last session - Sen. J.B....
Bloody Mary Quite Contrary One Correspondent's Search for the Perfect Tomato Cocktail
All right, it's New Year's resolution time again, and this year I resolve to eat right and get more vegetables into my diet. So, with that in mind, a copy of the USDA's food pyramid in hand, and the services of a trainer / designated driver, I headed...
Briefs
WARRENSBURGStudent Charged In Fatal Arson At CollegeA Central Missouri State University student was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and arson in a campus apartment fire that killed a graduate student who used a wheel chair. Thandi Powell,...
Briefs
ST. CHARLES COUNTYDegree Programs Offered Through UMSL's CenterStudents seeking to complete academic work in communication, criminology or social work may pursue degrees through the University of Missouri at St. Louis' St. Charles County Education Center....
Briefs
NATIONTHE CITADEL11 Cadets Face Discipline In Alleged Hazing Eleven Citadel cadets face disciplinary action stemming from the hazing of two female cadets last year, the commandant of the state military college in Charleston, S.C., said Wednesday. An...
Briefs
FOREST PARKAlderman Seeks OK For Bond IssueFor more than 40 years, says Parks Director Gary Bess, the city of St. Louis has failed to put aside the money needed for Forest Park's upkeep. Bess hopes Forest Park's situation will soon improve markedly....
British Election May Be a Brawl
The coming British election, which must be held no later than May, is shaping up as a nasty brawl. The new Labor Party leader, Tony Blair, hopes to end 17 years of Conservative Party power by knocking out Prime Minister John Major.The press is predicting...
Broccoli and Sorbital Frequent Bowel Irritants
Dear Dr. Donohue: What kind of menu would you prescribe for irritable bowel syndrome? Everything I eat seems to bother me. I eat lots of carrots, broccoli and other vegetables.For other readers, irritable bowel syndrome is a most unpleasant discombobulation...
Brokers Accused of Paying `Ringers' to Take Exam
Whenever hundreds of hopefuls lined up for their stockbroker licensing exams, an alert monitor noticed something unusual: The same person seemed to be there every time under a different name.That tip led to the indictment of 50 stockbrokers on charges...
Bullets Get First Victory over Suns in 18 Games
Calbert Cheaney scored the go-ahead basket with 4.6 seconds left in overtime as the Washington Bullets ended a 17-game losing streak against the Phoenix Suns with a 115-113 victory Wednesday night.Juwan Howard finished with 24 points and Rod Strickland...
Chicago Music with a St. Louis Assist
Chicago Concertos: Piano Concertos by Rudolph Ganz and John La MontaineRamon Salvatore, piano; Chicago Sinfonietta/Slovak Radio Symphony; Paul Freeman, conductor (Cedille Records)Of the two "Chicago Concertos" presented on this disc, St. Louis can lay...
Clinton's New Counsel Knows Peril of Politics
IN APPOINTING Charles F.C. Ruff as the new chief counsel for the White House, President Bill Clinton has turned to a man who has successfully rescued prominent politicians from political and legal peril.Ruff will become the fifth occupant of the post...
Colorado Defies Nature in 87-78 Soaking of Tigers in Columbia
Reports out of Columbia Regional Airport indicated that pigs were swooping over the area Tuesday night. Down Hades way, a sheet of ice had formed on the River Styx.Oh, and the Colorado Buffaloes beat Missouri 87-78 at the Hearnes Center.Of the three...
Computer & Video Games Stick to Being Airborne
I was tremendously excited about Shadows of the Empire when I first heard about it, and delighted when it actually showed up at the Digital Ghetto. I thought that using the power of the magnificent Nintendo 64 to tell a new chapter in the Star Wars saga,...
Concert Previews
Glamour Puss9 tonight at the Hi-PointeThis Kansas City band stands as a lesson to all half-accomplished musicians out there: not knowing what the hell you're doing with your instrument doesn't mean you can't rock with conviction. Glamour Puss opera tes...
Consultant Contract Set for Water Park
Kirkwood hopes to award a contract next month to consultants who will study the economics of building a new water park and renovating the city's ice-skating rink.Consulting firms had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to submit applications, said Dave White, director...
Cracking the Case of the `Nutsy' Cardinal
Is the female cardinal that keeps flying at the picture window of a Chesterfield house narcissistic, looking for a fight, self destructive or simply "nutsy," as the people behind the picture window have named her?A number of readers commented on the...
Curtain Raisers
That's Anthropomorphism!If the new year isn't enough to get you excited, Orthwein Theatre Company's upcoming shows offer the most talking creatures since Charleston Heston crash landed onto "Planet of the Apes."The main company presents "Seascape," Edward...
Day by Day
SATURDAYCANDLELIGHT & MUSIC - The Laclede String Quartet will play during a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Winery, 5634 High Street, Augusta. A wine tasting is set for 6 p.m. The cost will be $18.50 a person. For reservations, call 482-4419.COMING...
Dead 40 Years, Bogie Still Inspires Contemporary Audiences Relate to His Persona
YOU must remember this.The clothes, standard-issue masculine, but usually including a deeply creased fedora and a tightly belted trench coat. The cigarettes, short and unfiltered and inhaled with a squint.And the voice - slightly lisping, vaguely gravelly,...
Developer Gets OK to Build in New City Original Applications Were Made before Incorporation
The Jones Co., which is building several subdivisions approved in Wildwood before the municipality was incorporated, has won its first approval from the Wildwood City Council after a sometimes bitter debate.The 276-unit Lake Chesterfield Apartments at...
Don't Be Cruella: `Dalmatians' Villainy Bodes Ill for Fur
CRUELLA DE VIL is a very bad person, and the people who made the new live-action version of "101 Dalmatians" seize every opportunity to tell us this, which makes the movie a handy semiological skeleton key to our evolving feelings about fashion, fur...
Double Duty 2 Versions of 4 Teams Listed as Top 10 in NBA History
Two editions of the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers are among the top 10 teams in National Basketball Association history, according to a list compiled for the "NBA at 50" anniversary celebration.The teams were...
Drawings That Detonate
Sometimes less is so very much more that it isn't even funny. Take, for example, the new work by Mary Sprague that went up at Elliot Smith's gallery recently.In this exhibition there are several large, ambitious drawings stretched on canvas, plus a greater...
Evidence Ignored in Demonizing Pot
Why are Americans so cynical about government these days? Scholars and commentators deplore the phenomenon, but sometimes the public has reasons for its feeling. Consider what has just happened on the issue of marijuana use for medical purposes.The voters...
Evidence of Nerve Damage Found among Gulf Veterans
ONE DAY after a presidential panel said it was unlikely that nerve gas or pesticides sickened Persian Gulf War veterans, new research suggests that some veterans may have suffered neurological damage from those very agents.The new studies will be published...
Firefighters' Petitioning Draws Fire from Official Change in Dispatching Is at Heart of Dispute
St. Charles County Councilman Carl Bearden, R-7th District, charged late Tuesday that "on-duty firefighters in service trucks" were collecting signatures on a petition last weekend at a shopping center in the St. Peters area."Taxpayer money was being...
Foes Unite, Vow Facts on Airport Plan
A group of St. Charles County community leaders is forming another organization to combat Lambert Field's plan to build a runway west into Bridgeton.The group, Airspace Foundation, promises to examine the facts of the airport's plan and explain them...
Fore 10 Golf Stories to Take for a Drive in '97
Just when you thought it was over, it's just beginning. Thanks to made-for-TV events such as the Diner's Club Matches and Skins Game, the game of golf never really dies, it just changes networks.With those slash-for-cash events concluded in late December,...
Forest Park Bond Issue Would Fund Upkeep Ignored for 40 Years
For more than 40 years, says Parks Director Gary Bess, the city of St. Louis has failed to put aside the money needed for Forest Park's upkeep."Sure, we've cut the grass and picked up the trash, but we haven't been able to do any major work there," Bess...
From the Wrecking Ball to the Disco Ball Nightclubs Bring New Life to Older Buildings
As the headache ball continues to claim historic city structures - on deck for demolition is the Inter national Fur Exchange Building downtown - entrepreneurs in the entertainment sector keep finding adventurous ways to save old buildings. In areas such...
GED Program Gives Probationers Nudge toward Jobs, Futures
Jimmie Griffin is a changed man. About five years ago, he was arrested for possession and selling heroine and sentenced to two years' probation.That's when he stopped using drugs, finished his high school education and started making an honest living....
Group Sues to Stop Sat as Standard `Emphasis Is Wrong' One Plaintiff Says
Hundreds of young black athletes have suffered because the NCAA uses SAT scores to decide who can play in college sports, a legal group said Wednesday as it sued to block the practice.Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, a Washington-based organization,...
Hawerchuk and Lindros Power Flyers over Bruins
Dale Hawerchuk scored twice and Eric Lindros had a goal and two assists as Philadelphia extended its undefeated streak to 17 games with a 7-3 victory over visiting Boston on Tuesday night.Philadelphia is 14-0-3 in its last 17 games, the longest undefeated...
Hear Here
Check, CheckTim Jamieson, veteran of such local punk bands as Ultraman and The Aggravations, leads a new foursome called The Soundchecks that mark their beginning on the night that Cicero's calls an end to live shows.The band makes its debut at 9 p.m....
Help Yourself!
GUIDELINESSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Historian of Note Musical Director Neal Tate Brings a Storied Past to the Black Rep's "Williams & Walker"
Sometimes proper education hinges as much upon location as it does aptitude. In other words, find the right temple of learning and the rest comes naturally.Studying law? Head to Harvard. Drama? Take a trip to Yale. The fine art of playing quarterback?...
Home Businesses Must Apply for Special Licenses
The St. Ann Board of Aldermen has imposed new regulations on businesses that operate in homes.Under the new measure, residents who want to operate a business in a home must apply for a special business license from the director of building and zoning....
Homefront This Week: Modern Rock
Maybe we're a little late to jump aboard the unstoppable Grain Belt bandwagon, but we'll go on the record and declare that we like the new Belle Star CD just fine. If you haven't heard it yet (which is unlikely, since it played at every county fair and...
Honor Roll
Students at Assumption Grade School, 203 West Third Street, O'Fallon, must achieve an overall grade of 93 percent or better for A honors and at least 86 percent for B honors.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:A Honor Roll Fourth...
House Panel Advances Gingrich Inquiry
A sharply divided House Ethics Committee struggled Wednesday to clear the way for the final phase of its investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich - and meet a Jan. 21 deadline."It's all about process and schedule," the committee's top Democrat, Rep. Jim...
Howell N. Slips Past St. Charles in 2 Ots
Francis Howell North, the leader in the Gateway Athletic Conference, had to work to overtime Tuesday to remain undefeated in league play.The Knights (10-3 overall, 3-0 GAC) beat visiting St. Charles 48-46 in double overtime.St. Charles (6-6, 0-2) raced...
Hundreds of Homes Face Razing for New Highway
St. Louis County officials want Interstate 170 extended as a major expressway south from Highway 40 to Interstate 55. And they want it built as soon as possible.Officials are looking at alternative financing to help move up construction, says Larry Mooney,...
Ice Cycles It's Skating Season Again, and Here's the Lineup of Rinks and What They Offer
Centuries before nuclear power and Gore-Tex, ice skaters thumbed their noses at winter and wind chills.Thanks to toasty indoor facilities, skating is no longer limited to the heartiest of GET OUTers. But outdoor rinks still operate for those willing...
Illinois Wary despite Slide by Michigan
Some things just can't be explained. Others can.Consider the Michigan Wolverines. Before the season began, they were projected among the college basketball's creme de la creme. At least eight national publications picked them to top out the Big Ten Conference.A...
Intel Unveils Multimedia Chip
Intel Corp. on Wednesday unveiled its anxiously awaited new multimedia computer chip, which brings TV-quality video, three-dimensional graphics and better sound to personal computers.At the same time, about 20 PC makers and 19 software companies ann...
Interim City Administrator to Be Named
St. Peters is in the market for a new city administrator and has been advertising for applicants.Robert Irvin's last day on the job will be Friday. He will be working as the administrator at tonight's aldermanic meetings, both the workshop session and...
In the Picture Edwardsville Illustrator Focuses on Families, Small-Town Life, in the Rockwell Tradition
At the same time Norman Rockwell was painting the freckle-faced children and ordinary families of small-town America, aspiring artist Gene Boyer was growing up in Edwardsville.The budding young illustrator was influenced by magazine-cover illustrators,...
Into `the Danger Zone' Kimberly Williams and Her `Relativity' Character Share a Quest for Independence
`I think Isabel is going through a rite of passage. She's always been daddy's little girl and mommy's little girl and done everything that was expected of her. Through Leo, she's come to discover a whole new side of herself that she didn't know, or she'd...
Is Gold Rush over for Aging Niners?
Really, who could blame San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. for being grumpy?He's trudging out of the Lambeau Field muck Saturday afternoon after his beloved Niners - once the scourge of the National Football League - got butchered, processed...
John Stossel: Puncturing Science's Balloon
ABC's John Stossel, on the road to becoming network TV's senior contrarian, takes on the scientific community tonight in a fascinating special that considers everything from Popeye's spinach to Times Beach dioxin as "Junk Science" (9 p.m. on Channel...
Justices Hear Right-to-Die Arguments Court, Lawyers Tangle in Most Closely Watched Case of Term
The Supreme Court and five lawyers argued the rights of terminally ill patients in a gripping debate Wednesday that pitted the ability of dying people to take their lives against the interests of state governments in protecting them.Lower courts had...
Karan Reflects New Age
MYRIAD FASHION designers have extended their philosophies into total lifestyle statements with home furnishings, children's clothes and even house paint.But few have done it as persuasively as Donna Karan.Time and again, Karan has struck a chord with...
Leeches Help Reattached Ear Dog Bites Boy; Surgery a Success
Justin Page, 9, is glad he's got his ear back, but he isn't crazy about the leeches temporarily taking the place of his normal blood circulation.On Dec. 29, a Dalmatian bit off part of Justin's ear at his great-grandmother's home in Palmyra, Mo. He was...
Legislature Makes School Finance Reform Session's Top Priority
Members of Illinois' 90th General Assembly were sworn in Wednesday and vowed to fundamentally change the way public schools are financed.The flurry of speeches and pomp Wednesday completes the vanquishing of the Republican "revolution" of 1994, when...
Less Crime? Look Behind the Bars
FBI statistics tell us that there has been a significant drop in serious crime in this country, but crime experts can't agree why.There is no shortage of those who want to take credit for the crime decline.President Clinton, for example, in his tough-guy...
Lott Pledges to Pursue Gop Agenda 10-Bill Package Includes Tax Cuts
After portraying his Senate as a can-do "island of tranquillity" in a stormy capital, Majority Leader Trent Lott says Republicans are readying a 10-bill package for the new Congress.The package will include $150 billion in tax cuts and a balanced budget...
Man Convicted of Murdering Teen-Ager
Jurors Wednesday convicted Leron Hornaday of murdering a 16-year-old boy in 1994 as the boy bicycled home from church.A jury of seven women and five men took more than three hours to decide the case after two and a half days of trial in St. Louis Circuit...
Marquette Building on Endangered List
DON'T FENCE ME IN! Tenants' reports of evictions and interminably deferred maintenance at the frayed-at-the-edges Marquette Building, 314 North Broadway, are fueling speculation that the Marquette will be the next downtown landmark to be ringed by a...
Marquette Rallies Past Iowa State
Aaron Hutchins scored 20 points and Anthony Pieper made a steal and two late free throws as Marquette handed No. 4 Iowa State its first loss of the season, 67-64 Tuesday night in Ames, Iowa.Marquette (10-2) rallied from a seven-point deficit early in...
Merit, Politics and Judges
Ronnie L. White and Rodney Sippel are promising young men who probably deserve the federal judgeships for which they are being recommended. Still, their selections illustrate weaknesses in the way federal judges are chosen.Mr. White is being moved along...
Miami's Fate Rests in Hands of Voters Financial Troubles Prompt Move for Referendum
The clock is ticking for the 100-year-old city of Miami after petitions were certified Tuesday approving a referendum on its existence.The vote could be held as early as April or as late as next fall. The battle comes while Florida's largest city tries...
Midnight Justices
In its last hours under Republican control, the Illinois Legislature rushed through two highly partisan bills, one to gain control of the state supreme court and the other to bar straight-ticket voting.The more offensive measure is the remap of the state...
Mini-Garden Window Kits Easy to Install
Q: I cannot afford a sunspace or large bay window so I am considering installing a mini-garden window over my kitchen window. I want to grow some plants and get more natural light. What kits are available? - R.F.A: Many new designs of garden window kits...
Minnesota Tops Hoosiers in Ot
Bobby Jackson had 26 points and Sam Jacobsen scored six of his 13 in overtime Wednesday night as No. 11 Minnesota defeated No. 15 Indiana 96-91 after trailing by seven points in the final minute of regulation in Bloomington, Ind.Minnesota (14-1, 3-0...
Monsanto Site Is Corporate Habitat Prize Employee Efforts Make a Nature Lover's Dream
The Monsanto Life Sciences Research Center in Chesterfield is nestled in the midst of 210 spectacular acres of mostly woodlands on bluffs above the Missouri River flood plain.The site is home to more than 130 species of birds, white-tailed deer, a mink...
Morning Briefing
Dallas Firm Buys Doubletree Hotel In ChesterfieldMetropolitan Life Insurance Co. is selling the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center in Chesterfield to a Dallas-based real estate investment trust.The Dallas company, Patriot American Hospitality Inc.,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
MAGIC "Earvin" JOHNSON led his all-star team to a 126-66 trouncing of Muda Texmaco, one of Indonesia's leading basketball teams, Wednesday in Jakarta.The team is believed by some sagacious wags to have derived its name from the old Jakarta toast "here's...
Movie Notes
Breaking Down the Numbers: "Michael" topped the after-Christmas weekend box office, but the biggest winners didn't even make the top 10. "Evita," playing at only four theaters, made $390,000, for a stunning per-screen average of $97,500. "The People...
Multiples of Love Area Woman Opens Home, Heart to Siblings
Walk into Felicia Eddington's orderly house in north St. Louis County and you are likely to be greeted by the open arms of a 3 1/2-year-old eager to give hugs.Then again, you might return a hug from a number of other children who live at the Eddington...
Musical Accompaniment Backstage Bistro Offers Some Winners but Not Enough
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better eve ning in St. Louis than one spent at Jazz at the Bistro. Barbara Rose, who books talent for the club, does a stellar job drawing national headliners to the majestic restaurant, with its multi-levels, sleek bar...
Music and Media
Sort Of Like A Rolling StoneRolling Stone magazine, born in the `60s and now beset with those afflictions of middle-age a wealth and insecurity a still loves rock `n' roll. Oh, it loves big Hollywood movies and fashion, too, and fancy advertising. But...
Music / Road Report
Los Angeles Times(Nov. 25, 1996):Somewhere, Brian Jones must be having a good little chuckle. Some 27 years after his death, his spirit filled the Whisky on Fridayaor at least his image did, in the person of Crispian Mills, leader of the English band...
Nationsbank News Cheers Investors Stock Rises on Report of Quick Merger Payoff
NationsBank Corp. stock rose Wednesday after the company said the takeover of Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. may pay off more quickly than expected and lead to the repurchase of 37 million common shares.The Charlotte-based bank said it will buy back the stock...
New Speaker Pushes Daily Homework
Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan wants laws enacted requiring teachers to assign homework every school day and requiring students to wear uniforms.Madigan said Wednesday that part of his agenda for the new legislative session was to shore up...
New Subdivision Proposal Prompts Call for Review of Land-Use Plan
Several St. Charles City Council members support efforts by the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the comprehensive plan approved last year, particularly in areas set aside for commercial development but wanted by builders for subdivisions.Council...
New Treasurer Votes to Confirm Himself Madison County Board Makes Interim Choice
For 14 years, Bill Aery's name put him first on the list when the clerk called the roll for votes by the 29 members of the Madison County Board.On Wednesday, that alphabetical accident gave Aery the chance to cast the first vote to confirm himself as...
No Pill Can Cure Record Industry's '96 Figures
Due to blockbuster sales by such diverse artists as Alanis Morissette and the late Tupac Shakur, the record industry in 1996 avoided what many had been predicting would be its first downturn year in more than a decade. But the growth a less than 1 percent...
Northwestern U. Won"t Censor Holocaust Denial
EXILED TO a dusty office in an obscure corner of Northwestern University's Engineering School, Professor Arthur Butz has been an academic pariah for two decades for declaring that the Holocaust did not happen.Now he has found a forum - Northwestern's...
Northwestern U. Won't Censor Professor's Holocaust Denial
EXILED TO a dusty office in an obscure corner of Northwestern University's Engineering School, Professor Arthur Butz has been an academic pariah for two decades for declaring that the Holocaust did not happen.Now he has found a forum - Northwestern's...
Obituaries
F.E. KamphoefnerFrederick Ernst Kamphoefner, 82, of Defiance, died Tuesday (Jan. 7, 1997) at home.Mr. Kamphoefner was a farmer for 50 years in Defiance. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Pitman Thilking Funeral Home, 200 East Walnut Street,...
Officials Will Consider Dissection Alternatives in Curriculum Revision
The Rockwood School Board will consider a new policy that would allow high-school students or teachers opposed to dissection of dead animals to learn or teach science without being involved in dissection.The policy proposal says that instead of dissection,...
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Sinatra Tune
At first glance, the description of entertainment at Failoni's Restaurant might not sound appetizing: Twice a week, the owner, the bartender and one of the waitresses sing along with the featured vocalists to a state-of-the-art kara oke machine. In between...
One Fire Station Ok'd; One Pending
Now that the St. Charles City Council has agreed to build a new fire station on South Main Street, Fire Chief Ed Underwood will start looking for a site in the northwestern part of the city for the next new firehouse.The council Tuesday night approved...
OPRAH GETS UP AND HITS `THE ZONE' SHE SAYS SHE FEELS DULL AND DRAGGY IF SHE DOESN'T WORK OUT EARLY Series: MAKE THE CONNECTION PART 4 FOURTH OF A FIVE-PART SERIES
Editor's Note: In this fourth of a five-part series excerpted from "Make the Connection," co-written by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey, they continue to describe the program Oprah started in 1992.OPRAH: I have to be in the makeup chair by 7:30 a.m. in...
Oral Will Has Strictly Limited Usefulness
Q: What is a nuncupative will?A: It is an oral will made by someone who is in imminent peril of death.In Missouri law, a nuncupative will is valid if: * The person making the will is in imminent peril of death. * The person making the will dies as a...
Out of Town
As you GET OUT to do some traveling to nearby cities, check GET OUT see what's happenin'.In Chicago (area code: 312)"Flannagan's Wake" at the Royal George Theater through March 30. (988-9000). "Male Intellect (An Oxymoron)" at the Mercury Theater through...