St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 22, 1995

16,000 Chicken Meals and Still Going Strong
STEVE R. Gottschalk pops open the red-and-white striped box and removes the two covered paper cups filled with baked beans and coleslaw. From his driver's side visor he unsheathes two silver, insta-read thermometers and pierces the cups' walls."These...
Alcoholism an Epidemic in East-Bloc Countries
In the Polish countryside, it is best to drive slowly at night, lest you plow into an increasingly common hazard of darkened highways. If there were a sign for it, it would read: "Caution: Sleeping Drunk Ahead.""The situation is everywhere the same,"...
Asked Not to Sing? Don't Give Up
DO YOU SING only in the shower or the privacy of your car? When your friends spontaneously erupt in refrains from old Beatles songs, do you pretend you've forgotten the words? When the crowd rises at the ballpark to sing the National Anthem, do you just...
Athletes Golf Tournament: New Twist on Old Concept
Doug Erickson's phone rang in his hotel room at 2 a.m. Friday. George Brett was on the line saying he made it to Alton to play in the Athletes Golf Tournament tour stop at Spencer T. Olin.Such is life for Erickson, the director of the 6-month-old tour....
Barberie"s Grand Slam Helps Orioles Whip Kc
Bret Barberie's first career grand slam capped a six-run fourth inning and Baltimore banged out a 10-6 victory Friday night over the slumping Kansas City Royals.Barberie also had a sacrifice fly and Greg Zaun had four RBI as the Orioles handed the Royals...
Barberie's Grand Slam Helps Orioles Whip Kc
Bret Barberie's first career grand slam capped a six-run fourth inning and Baltimore banged out a 10-6 victory Friday night over the slumping Kansas City Royals.Barberie also had a sacrifice fly and Greg Zaun had four RBIs as the Royals absorbed their...
Bentsen Gets Gop Grilling over Waco
Under harsh interrogation from Republicans, former Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said Friday that he had not known about a raid on a religious compound near Waco, Texas, until it was over and that he had had no role in the government's decision to...
Bettis Is Wrong and His Timing Is Abysmal
Bernie Bits:We'll discuss the Jerome Bettis controversy, at length, in this space Sunday. Here's a quick preview: if this is about a contract renegotiation, Bettis is wrong. He should be in camp. No excuses. You sign a contract, you honor it. His timing...
Bettis Raises the Ante Rams' Star Back Still a No-Show; Money the Likely Reason
Jerome Bettis has been called the Franchise, the Battering Ram, the Marquee Man on the Rams football team.On Friday, another label was added to his resume: the No-Show.Bettis, the two-time Pro Bowler from Notre Dame, was AWOL from Friday's training camp...
Boy in Patricide Case `Volatile'
A 12-year-old accused of fatally shooting his father while the man assaulted other family members had a history of violent anger and once chased a playmate with a butcher knife, neighbors said.The boy, who appeared in Platte County Juvenile Court on...
Briefs
MISSOURI FRANCIS HOWELL DISTRICT Ex-Rockwood Official Interviews For Job</P><P>Dennis Peterson, who resigned in February from his job as superintendent of the Rockwood School District, has been interviewed for the job of interim superintendent...
Briefs
WORLD INDIA 2 Hostages Are Wounded In Gunbattle, Rebels Say</P><P>Al-Faran, the Kashmiri separatist group holding an American tourist and four European tourists hostage, said two of the captives were wounded Friday in a gunbattle between...
Briefs
ILLINOIS CHESTER Authorities Investigating Fire At Hotel</P><P>Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a 19th-century hotel.</P><P>The Royal Hotel, built in the late 1800s, went up in flames ...
Chrysler Accelerates Minivan Production
Chrysler Corp. is boosting production of its 1996 minivan, which is arriving in showrooms amid high expectations after some costly delays.The minivan's importance to Chrysler was emphasized this week when Chief Financial Officer Gary Valade said reduced...
Churches Are Mixing Compassion into Their Position on Suicide
Most Christian churches consider suicide a sin as serious as murder. But they are more compassionate today than they were years ago.Many people think of suicide as unforgivable, but it's not, said the Rev. Jerram Barrs, a Presbyterian theologian at Covenant...
Churches Ease Stance on Suicide Compassion Replaces Rigidity as Science, Love Come into Play
Most Christian churches consider suicide a sin as serious as murder. But they are more compassionate today than they were years ago.Many people think of suicide as unforgivable, but it's not, said the Rev. Jerram Barrs, a Presbyterian theologian at Convenant...
City Homeowners, Be Warned: Aldermen Set Rules on Alarms
The Board of Aldermen gave final approval Friday to a bill to crack down on false burglar alarms.The bill drew the minimum of 15 votes required for passage; 10 aldermen voted no, and one abstained.The bill increases penalties for repeated false alarms...
Clinical Depression Claims Lives When Quiet Pain Kills
Clinical depression is the major cause of suicides, say doctors and other experts.The recent suicides by a prominent clergyman of Clayton and a rookie Illinois state trooper, and the apparent suicide and murder by a despondent father have prompted speculation...
Clues Indicate Arson in 2 Deaths
Dirt and asphalt saturated with gasoline. Shoes soaked with the fuel. Gas stains on the side of the truck. An undamaged gas cap. A charred length of garden hose.Arson investigators kept looking at those and other pieces of a puzzling truck fire Wednesday...
Computer Files Trace Tracks of `Good Ol' Boys'
In a high-tech twist, investigators are hoping that deleted computer files can help them track participation of federal agents in a "Good Ol' Boys" weekend in Tennessee that was marked by racism."We have recovered information" by resurrecting the files...
Congress Oks '95 Cutbacks Bill Slashes $16.4 Billion from Spending till Oct. 1
The Senate ended four months of partisan wrangling over a bill to cut this year's spending by $16.4 billion, passing it Friday on a 90-7 vote and sending it to the White House.The support for the bill, which President Bill Clinton has said he will sign,...
Cordless Tools Can Use Rechargeable Batteries
Q: I am a single mother on a limited budget, and I need to buy some tools. Do cordless tools, like drills, trimmers and saws cost more to operate than 110-volt corded tools? What should I look for? - M.D.A: Cordless tools with rechargeable batteries...
Course-Record 66 Earns Sposa First-Round Lead
So Mike Sposa shot a tournament course record Friday in the Nike Gateway Classic at Lake Forest Golf and Country Club.So what?"It's the second one I've had now in three tournaments," Sposa said after his 6-under-par 66 in the delayed first round. "I...
E. St. Louis Sues Losing Attorneys Officials Blame Lawyers for Losing City Building
East St. Louis has sued several lawyers, claiming they mishandled a court case that resulted in the city temporarily losing ownership of its City Hall.The suit seeks millions from the lawyers and their insurer.Eric Vickers, one of the lawyers, was surprised...
Exemptions for Parks Put Brakes on Cruising Measure
An anti-cruising measure came to a screeching halt Friday in the Board of Aldermen.The measure narrowly emerged from an aldermanic committee last week after a compromise exempted park roads from areas that can ban cruising.On Friday, the full board voted...
Expos' Henry Blanks Cubs on Seven Hits
Butch Henry pitched a seven-hitter, and Darrin Fletcher and Rondell White hit homers, helping the Expos beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 Thursday in Montreal.Montreal has won three successive games and seven of nine since the All-Star break. Chicago lost its...
Fat Chance Here Are 10 Rich Foods You Can Feel Good about Eating
GOING TO extremes is almost never good for a diet - even when it comes to avoiding fat. Muffins, hummus, guacamole, cheese - these and other rich relations can have a place on even the healthiest, lowest-fat menu.After all, a little bit of fat is vital...
FBI Spy at Adm Calls Media to Explain Actions
An Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. executive acknowledges spying on the company for the FBI in an antitrust investigation and says he might make a different choice if he had it to do over."This has not been easy for myself or my family," Mark Whitacre said...
Files Trace Tracks of `Good Ol' Boys' Investigators Seek Information on Gathering of Federal Agents
In a high-tech twist, investigators are hoping that deleted computer files can help them track participation of federal agents in a "Good Ol' Boys" weekend in Tennessee that was marked by racism."We have recovered information" by resurrecting the files...
First Rate: Ue to Charge Less
A plan approved Friday by the Missouri Public Service Commission won't provide relief from the heat, but it will make running the air conditioner a bit cheaper.The commission accepted a new regulatory plan for Union Electric Co. that will cut the typical...
Foul Play or a Dumb Play?
Dear Tom and Ray: Last week I had one of the most frightening experiences of my life! I was driving my '92 Toyota Camry wagon on the freeway when it suddenly started losing speed even though the engine was still running. I had been going 55 mph and thought...
`Friendly Competition' Looms in Baseball
If Daren DePew had his way, his Granite City Clippers would face Waterloo in the gold medal baseball game of the 12th annual Prairie State Games on Sunday at Longacre Park in Fairview Heights.Baseball and Fairview Heights are making their debuts in the...
Golf's Junior Achievers Get a Senior Slant
For one weekend, at least, Allen Doyle is just another youngster trying to make a living as a competitive golfer.Doyle, the oldest rookie on the Nike Tour, turns 47 next Wednesday.He needs no consolation.He stands third on the Nike money list with more...
Group Bids on Multimedia Cable Firm Here Joins Offer for Ksdk's Parent
A group including Ellis Broadcasting Inc., Charter Communications, Media General Inc. and two financial companies has bid about $1.55 billion for Multimedia Inc., an executive close to the talks said Friday.Offers were due by a Friday deadline for the...
Help Yourself!
Baby food</P><P>Schnucks Markets will soon be stocking Beech-Nut baby food. - P.M. Bar stool leg protectors</P><P>Branneky Hardware, 739-0960, carries angular leg protectors. - B.B. Beaumont High School</P><P>I...
Henke Stays `on My Edge' in Saving Cards' 8-6 Victory
Tom Henke gets relatively few chances to save a baseball game for the last-place Cardinals."That helps me stay on my edge," he said. "We need every one."Henke relieved with two runners on base in the eighth inning of what had been a scorefest Thursday...
House Panel Votes to Let States Limit Abortion Funding
In what would be a significant tightening of federal laws on abortion rights, a House committee voted Friday to let states deny money for abortions for poor women made pregnant by rape or incest.The House Appropriations Committee also voted to permit...
Hunt Is on for Shares of Red October Russian Candymaker Goes Western, Tries `Poison Pill'
Trying to fend off what could become Russia's first hostile takeover, the Red October candy factory has sought shelter in a Western-style maneuver.The company adopted a "poison pill" strategy, which doubled its price tag to roughly $60 million. But Koloss,...
`I Could See It in His Eyes' Friends Say Pastor Bore Heavy Burden in Days before Death
He loved the mountains. Anyone who ever saw into the Rev. Timothy Brewer's heart knew that.His God, his family, his mountains.The mountains were so much a part of his life that he had filled the walls of his church office with pictures of them - stark,...
Impaired Judgment on Drunk Driving
Why was the son of Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan sentenced to just four days in jail after his second conviction for drunken driving in three years? The answer appears to be not a question of special treatment for the son of a politician but still another...
Jaguars' Top Pick Undergoes Surgery
Tony Boselli, the Jacksonville Jaguars' top draft pick, is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.Boselli, selected No. 2 in the NFL draft and projected to start at left tackle for the expansion...
Judge Chides Defendant in Racketeering Case
Federal Judge William D. Stiehl ruled Friday that he has no conflict of interest in hearing the multimillion-dollar Venezia racketeering case pending in his court in East St. Louis.And Stiehl scolded central defendant Thomas P. Venezia and his wife,...
Kemp: Dole Mishandling Affirmative Action, Bosnia
JACK KEMP, A MODERATE Republican who ran for president in 1988, lashed out Friday at Senate GOP leader Bob Dole on affirmative action and Bosnia.Dole, the front-running candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, is wrong on both issues, Kemp said.A...
Kids Keeping Score on Inheritance Plan
Dear Ann Landers: You have printed many columns about children and inheritances. We are attorneys and co-authors of a book entitled "Beyond the Grave: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others)." We thought your readers...
Learning Behind Bars
The story of Steven Huffman is not calculated to garner much sympathy, but it does spotlight a nagging question: What should society provide to prison inmates to help keep them from becoming inmates again?Increasingly, much of the public is becoming...
Levee Break Suspect Admits to Lesser Act Proving Intent Called Difficult
A man accused of purposely breaking the levee protecting West Alton from the Great Flood of 1993 pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge of first-degree property damage.The man, Timothy O. Steinmann, 36, had lived in the West Alton area, the tip of...
Mcgann Breaks Away, Opens 4-Stroke Lead
Michelle McGann has won twice this year in the closest of fashions. So why not try a runaway?McGann, winless before 1995 but currently the LPGA's hottest player, shot a 3-under-par 68 Friday to take a 4-stroke lead through two rounds of the Big Apple...
Minority Students `Abandoned' California Decision May Hurt Brilliant Youths, Some Fear
THE DECISION WAS straightforward: Disregard race and sex as factors in hiring, contracting and admissions at the University of California, and emphasize the grades of incoming students.The resulting question was just as straightforward: What happens...
Missouri Synod Delegates Reaffirm Commitment to Church's Direction
Nearly 1,200 delegates of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod gathered in a darkened assembly hall at Cervantes Convention Center for six days this week to chart their denomination's course for the next three years. They voted to keep the course steady,...
Missouri Using Computer to Link Jobs to Seekers
Gov. Mel Carnahan sat down at the computer and called a new program started by Missouri "a novel, unique way to use the information superhighway."Carnahan was in St. Louis on Friday to inaugurate a system that connects Missouri's job listings with people...
Morning Briefing
Nine West To Move Some U.S. Shoe Jobs Here</P><P>Nine West Group Inc. will move about 50 corporate jobs to St. Louis and Connecticut from what used to be United States Shoe Corp.'s headquarters in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Across the pond, they said goodbye to Arnie.On Friday, ARNOLD PALMER played his last round in the British Open. JIM LITKE of The Associated Press chronicles the scene at St. Andrews:"A roar began building as Palmer became visible in the distance of the...
New York Upset by Aces 27-25
It wasn't quite the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid, but the St. Louis Aces' 27-25 upset victory over the New York OTBzz at the Chesterfield Athletic Club on Friday night didn't seem far from it.Going in, New York had a 4-1 record and was ranked second...
Osborne Allows Three Homers as Phillies Flatten Cardinals 7-0
Allowing a home run nearly every inning is not, as former manager Whitey Herzog used to say, "conducive to winning baseball."Cardinals lefthander Donovan Osborne, taking a step backward in his lengthy comeback attempt from shoulder and elbow problems,...
Owner Trying to Restore Cemetery He Aims to Revive Respect for Washington Park
Ron Kuper calls the section of Washington Park Cemetery that lies south of Interstate 70 "the forgotten part."As the self-appointed drum-beater for the beleaguered cemetery near Lambert Field, Kuper wants that to change.Kuper - along with his partner,...
Pastor Fought Despair `God Forgive Me for Not Being Stronger,' His Suicide Note Says
"God forgive me for not being any stronger than I am."Those were among the Rev. Timothy D. Brewer's last words written to his congregation.Friday night, the day after authorities found Brewer dead from exhaust fumes in his garage, an assistant pastor...
Pat Metheny Group's Lush Sounds Enchant Loyalists
THE YIN AND YANG of Chinese philosophy swirled in St. Louis Thursday night as the Pat Metheny Group returned to the American Theater for a one-night engagement.The real power core of this group is the combination of guitarist Metheny and keyboard whiz...
Phillies `All Got Dumber' in Slump
Until running into a buzzsaw of runs in the early innings Friday night, the Cardinals thought they were facing a team with as many problems as they have.Their weekend opponents, the Philadelphia Phillies, had plummeted from the National League's Eastern...
Phillies' Lobs Start Homing in during Series Opener vs. Birds
Until running into a buzzsaw of runs in the early innings Friday night, the Cardinals thought they were facing a team that was beset by an equal number of problems.Their weekend opponents, the Philadelphia Phillies, had plummeted from the National League's...
Pilgrims' Progress Provincetown Re-Enactment Sets Record Straight
One Pilgrim set aside his rock 'n' roll magazine and two others cut short discussion of the O.J. Simpson trial as they prepared to take quill in hand, sign the Mayflower Compact and perhaps rescue this town from textbook oblivion."It's not the heat,...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSNorth County: A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted Samantha...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSNorth County: A federal grand jury in St. Louis has indicted Samantha...
Power Sharing: State-Approved Ue Plan Will Lower Customers' Bills
A plan approved Friday by the Missouri Public Service Commission won't provide relief from the heat, but it will make running the air conditioner a bit cheaper.The commission accepted a new regulatory plan for Union Electric Co. that will cut the typical...
Property Rights Push Buttons
ANYONE WHO doesn't think property rights are a driving force in Congress these days might take a look at the Mississippi River Corridor Study Commission.Congress set up the panel in 1990 to study ways to preserve and enhance the assets of the river...
Rack O' Ram: Reducing White Is Top Entree on Team Menu
Dwayne White said he'd probably never win a body beautiful contest. Nowadays he looks more like a sumo wrestler than a starting right guard for the Rams."I'm not a prototypical lineman," the self-effacing White said affably. "I'm just a clodhopper. I...
Ralcorp Profit Falls despite Higher Sales
Ralcorp Holdings Inc. has started shipping its four newest private-label cereals - knockoffs of Kix, Apple Jacks, Crispix and Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries.The new products are contributing to profits already, although the contribution was small in...
Rams' Negotiations with Loneker Stall
Barring an unforeseen change, don't look for Keith Loneker in the Rams training camp any time soon.Negotiations between Loneker's agent, Peter Schaffer, and Rams negotiator Jay Zygmunt deteriorated late Thursday night into angry words, according to...
Rams, NFL Lock Horns on Fee Vote Owners Allow Raiders to Move, Drop Relocation Charge
National Football League owners approved the Raiders' move to Oakland, Calif., on Friday but upset the Rams by deciding against charging the Raiders a relocation fee.The Rams are obligated to pay millions of dollars for moving to St. Louis from Anaheim...
Rams, NFL May Lock Horns on Fee Owners Allow Raiders to Move, Drop Relocation Charge
National Football League owners on Friday rubber-stamped the return of Raiders owner Al Davis to Oakland, Calif., but upset the Rams by deciding against charging the Raiders a relocation fee.Rams President John Shaw wanted the other owners to impose...
Reds Deal Sanders to Giants, Get Pitching in 8-Player Trade
It's moving time for Prime Time.Deion Sanders, the two-sport star who gave the Cincinnati Reds a celebrity in their midst, became the trade target that gave them pitching for their depleted rotation on Friday.The Reds sent Sanders and four minor leaguers...
Regional Paid Its Board Chairman as Consultant
The financially pressed St. Louis Regional Medical Center has paid more than $500,000 since last fall to consultants helping the hospital cope with changes and cuts in federal aid.Among the consultants was one of the hospital's own board members - Thomas...
Republicans Split on Timing Demise of Bias Policies
WHILE DEMOCRATS appear to have reached some level of agreement on how to proceed on affirmative action, the Republicans are in disarray, acrimoniously quarreling among themselves over how forcefully to oppose race-based federal policies.The reluctance...
Riot Costs Firm Contract to Run Immigrant Center
The private operator of a New Jersey immigration detention center where inmates rioted last month will lose its contract to run the site. Investigators found that the center's guards were abusing detainees and stealing from them.The announcement Friday...
Satire on Teen Myopia in the '90S Is Hysterical
"CLUELESS"Rating: PG-13 (drug use, mild profanity, sexual innuendos)Running time: 1:53.THIS MOVIE is satirical. And hysterical.It's Valley Girl meets Values. It's a circle of marabou around a ballpoint pen. It's a nearly 16-year-old virgin who is "hymenally...
Scarsone"s Triple Leads Giants Past Astros 6-3
Steve Scarsone tripled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants, after trading for Deion Sanders, stopped a losing streak at four Friday night with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros.Rikkert Faneyte, taking Darren Lewis'...
Scarsone's Triple Leads Giants Past Astros 6-3
Steve Scarsone tripled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants, after trading for Deion Sanders, stopped a losing streak at four Friday night with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros.Rikkert Faneyte, taking Lewis' spot in...
Senate Sends Cuts to Clinton Bill Slashes $16.4 Billion
The Senate ended four months of partisan wrangling over a bill to cut this year's spending by $16.4 billion, passing it Friday on a 90-7 vote and sending it to the White House.The support for the bill, which President Bill Clinton has said he will sign,...
Six-Run First Pushes Angels Past Blue Jays
Tony Phillips had two of California's seven first-inning singles as the Angels batted around for the second time in as many games against Toronto, scoring six times en route to a 10-3 victory.J.T. Snow and Gary DiSarcina both hit two-run singles in the...
Smith's Son's Cries Ended Earlier Attempt, Doctor Testifies
Susan Smith said she considered throwing herself and her sons off a bridge hours before she drowned them, a psychiatrist testified Friday at her murder trial.It was the cries of her 3-year-old son, Michael, that stopped her, according to Dr. Seymour...
Soccer Doormat? No; Elite? Not Yet
There's no question the United States has shed the label of international soccer doormat. But it is not clear how far the Americans are from joining the ranks of the sport's elite.The U.S. team made world champion Brazil sweat to earn a 1-0 win Thursday...
Sports Shorts
Olajuwon Cleared To Play For U.S.</P><P>The United States may send a true dream team to the Atlanta Olympics next year after superstar center Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon was declared eligible to play for his adopted country in international...
Stocks Close Mixed on Interest Rate Concerns
Stocks closed mixed Friday as concern spread that the Federal Reserve might not cut interest rates again soon, and many technology companies advanced.Banks and phone companies, some of the stocks most sensitive to rising interest rates, fell as bond...
Suicide Note from Rev. Brewer
Here is the text of the letter that the Rev. Timothy Brewer sent to his church before he committed suicide: Gentlemen,These are some of the most strange and difficult words that I have ever attempted to write. How I came to be in this emotional state,...
The Water Nymph
ONCE UPON A TIME, the world's rivers and lakes and seas were filled with fairies and water nymphs.They swam and played with the otters, the fish, the seals and whales, and all the other creatures of the waters. Every night, the water nymphs climbed out...
Thieves Strike While Homeowners Work in Yard
While you're trimming grass in the back yard, a burglar may be slipping in your home through an opened door.It's happened at least 25 times this summer in the West County area, police said.The burglaries have occurred in Chesterfield, Clayton, Creve...
Three Faces of Mom Reveal a Mellowing
OFTEN when I'm interviewed, I'm asked what kind of a mother I am. That's a lot like asking me to make up my own test and grade it myself. Who knows? I showed up for it. I worked a lot of overtime. Had a lot of help from Drs. Spock, Denton and Ruth. Not...
Torres Feels Pressure of Being a Prospect Acquired in Zeile Deal
Paul Torres felt like the loneliest man in baseball.He had been among the Southern League leaders with 10 homers and 45 runs batted in, comfortable and hopeful playing his seventh season as a Chicago Cubs minor-leaguer. He was a prospect again.Then the...
Traffic Jam Hits at St. Andrews Daly, Faxon, Tomori Share Lead, but Dozens Remain in Contention
It's crowded at the top and it's crowded at the bottom. Arnold Palmer checked out of his final British Open on Friday, but just about everyone else hung in at the Old Course, where a wide-open weekend awaits.John Daly, Brad Faxon and Katsuyoshi Tomori...
Truck Fire Killed Father, Daughter; His Shoes Were Soaked with Gasoline
Dirt and asphalt saturated with gasoline. Shoes soaked with the fuel. Gas stains on the side of the truck. An undamaged gas cap. A charred length of garden hose.Arson investigators kept looking at those and other pieces of a puzzling truck fire Wednesday...
Truth-in-Lending Law Is Important Protection for Consumers
Q: I recently signed a contract to have some home repairs done. One of the forms I was given was a "notice of right to cancel." I think it said I had three days to cancel the deal, but it also said that the three days didn't start until I got my "Truth...
Try Some Barbell Squats for Your `Tired Thighs'
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a problem I haven't seen addressed in your column. I have what are called "tired thighs." I have had this problem for about 10 years. I've tried the treadmill and other machines, but the problem is not going away. I am 68 and...
Upstream Battle Saving Coho Salmon Is Major Undertaking
Still battered from the battle over the northern spotted owl, the Clinton administration is taking on an even bigger challenge: trying to save coho salmon from extinction."With hundreds and hundreds of streams and rivers involved, this is a major proposal,"...
Usair Earnings Soar 700 Percent in Quarter
USAir Group Inc. said Friday that its second-quarter earnings increased more than eightfold on record revenue, a rare bright spot for an airline that lost $3 billion in the past six years.The nation's sixth-largest airline reported net income of $112.8...
U.S., NATO Warn Serbs
The United States and NATO allies warned Bosnian Serbs on Friday that further attacks on U.N. safe havens would draw a "substantial and decisive response." But their warning fell short of U.S. calls for aggressive air strikes to counter Serb aggression.Bosnian...
Vest-Type Blouse Can Become Jacket
Dear Eunice Farmer: I have fallen in love with a vest-type blouse pattern and wonder if it could be used for a lightweight jacket as well.It can, but it depends on the weight of the fabric and the fit of the blouse. Butterick 3510 is a wonderful vest-type...
Waco Raid Warnings Unheeded
A Texas social worker and a deputy U.S. treasury secretary both issued warnings that federal law enforcement actions against the Branch Davidian compound outside Waco could end in disaster. But the warnings went unheeded, according to testimony Friday...
Whelihan Getting Kick out of Stampede
The most important field goal of Tom Whelihan's life is one that someone else kicked.In 1984, Whelihan was a freshman kicker at the University of Missouri, where he handled most of the kickoff chores but was a backup to senior Brad Burditt on field goals.The...
When Only a White Wine Will Do
OUT there in the World of Wineland, there are folks who proudly belong to the ABC Club, whose initials stand for "Anything But Chardonnay."St. Louis members, seeking to follow that trail, might look to a couple of different white wines, one from Missouri...
White House Was Warned after Suicide
The Justice Department told the White House that it was making a "terrible mistake" by refusing to let law enforcement officers see documents in Vincent Foster Jr.'s office after his death, according to notes of participants in the negotiations.The notes,...
Wu Graduate, 3 in Family Found Slain in Maryland
A recent Washington University honors graduate was stabbed and beaten to death Thursday night - along with her father, two sisters and a house painter - at her family's home in Potomac, Md.Police had no motive, but a painter's helper was arrested Friday...