St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 18, 1996

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10 Years after Bias' Death, Maryland on the Road Back
Ten years ago this June, Len Bias died from a cocaine overdose. And the ripples brought the proud University of Maryland basketball program to its knees."I didn't know how many issues were involved when I took the job" before the 1989-90 season, Maryland...
2 Charged in Home Invasion in North County; 3 Sought
Two youths, both 17, were charged Saturday with seven felonies in a home invasion Thursday night in north St. Louis County.Thomas E. Cunningham, of the 10800 block of Landseer Drive, and Lorenzo A. Moore, of the 12700 block of Partridge Run Drive, are...
A City Agency That Keeps Auditors Busy at Circuit Clerk's, Missing Money Isn't That Unusual
AT THE ST. LOUIS circuit clerk's office, the main job is to handle paperwork. Over the years, repeated visits by state auditors have been one of the main worries - and with good reason.The auditors have regularly produced scathing reports of missing...
A Dying Downtown Figures in Debate over State Office Site
A property management firm in Creve Coeur submitted the lowest bid to rent office space to the state on the south side of Springfield, Mo.But in the political world of the state capital, that may not be enough.A group of Springfield lawmakers is lobbying...
`A Kidagain' Day One on the Job as the City's First Woman Fire Captain
Gail Simmons pulls on her gloves as the firetruck slows briefly before tearing through a Central West End intersection with horn blaring. She looks straight ahead from her perch on the front passenger seat and doesn't flinch as the 25-foot-long pumper...
Allen's Clutch Victory Gives St. Charles West Title
St. Charles West won its second consecutive Missouri Class 3A wrestling championship Saturday - and 177-pounder Shane Allen won some senior respect.Allen posted a team-title-clinching 17-11 decision over Jefferson City Helias' Jeff Berendzen in the 177-pound...
Always in Season
THE SUNSET Cliffs seem relatively modest bluffs, a mecca to joggers, meditators, bird-watchers and tourists galore. Buses make regular stops here, and bicyclists are everywhere.Visitors waste little time in walking to the edges of the cliffs, where they...
An Upset (Stomach): Kempainen Wins
Bob Kempainen didn't have the stomach to run 26.2 miles Saturday, but he sure had the heart.Nauseous and vomiting over the last two miles, the University of Minnesota medical student held on to win the U.S. Men's Olympic Marathon Trials in a course-record...
At 41, Eckersley Sizes Up Change of Pace
He is headed for the Hall of Fame in about six years as perhaps the only pitcher to win 200 games and save 300. But Dennis Eckersley, the newest big-time acquisition by the Cardinals, realizes that at age 41 it is time to make some adjustments.Eckersley...
At the Movies
*Asterisk indicates nomination for a major Academy AwardNEWCity Hall (R, language, violence; 1:52): Al Pacino stars as the mayor of New York and John Cusack as his Louisiana-bred deputy in a movie that does a compelling job of going backstage in the...
Baylor's Gardener Might Be 1996 Big Draft Bust
What you see at the NFL scouting combine in February isn't always what you get two months later in the draft.Many a prospect has wowed the league's coaches and scouts in Indianapolis with fantastic 40-yard dash times and Michael Jordan-like vertical...
Beaumont High Actress Wins Shakespeare Contest
Seventeen-year-old Alexius Gandy's soul is seething. Tears are dropping from her chin. Rage is shooting from her eyes.Her body shakes. Her voice quakes:"... But, love, hate on: for now I know thy mindThose that can see thou lov'st - and I am blind"The...
Black Light Theatre Hooks Audience with Its Visually Exciting 'Peter Pan'
There are two versions of "Peter Pan" that most of us, kids and grown-ups alike, know well: the Disney animated movie and the TV musical starring Mary Martin (preserved, thank goodness, on videotape). A third version, this one from the Black Light Theatre...
Blues Clip the Wings Four Goals in Third Period Good for a 4-3 Victory
Now this is the sort of show Mike Keenan hopes to provide long-suffering St. Louis hockey fans.His Blues hurled themselves at the powerful Detroit Red Wings on Friday night and after a sluggish start, they starting grinding away. They stapled various...
Briefs
SYRIAFarrakhan Defends Mideast VisitLouis Farrakhan on Saturday denied that his meetings with the leaders of African and Middle Eastern nations - which the United States regards suspiciously - violate any U.S. law."The American constitution grants me...
Briefs
MISSOURIKANSAS CITYFFA Group May Move Convention ElsewhereSaying it needs more space, the National FFA organization is considering moving Kansas City's biggest and most profitable convention to another city.The FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America,...
Buchanan Appeals to Voters on Far Right Conservative Christians Become Target Audience
A combative Pat Buchanan, locked in a dead heat with struggling Bob Dole, is appealing to right-wing Christians to push him over the top to victory in Tuesday's GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire.He promised to be the "most pro-life president"...
Buchanan Rides Politics of Hate
THERE WAS a time when I questioned the adage that anyone can grow up to be president of the United States.But with Pat Buchanan's strong showing in Iowa last week and his increasing fortunes in public opinion polls of Republicans, my doubts have been...
Cavaliers Win 7th in a Row
The Cleveland Cavaliers extended the longest current winning streak in the National Basketball Association to seven games Saturday night by beating the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 97-82.Terrell Brandon had 25 points and nine assists to lead the Cavaliers.Vernon...
Change, Continuity at Channel 2
THE CHANGE of news directors at Channel 2 means only that the station is staying the course it set for itself more than five years ago, says Rick Erbach, who will assume the job on March 4.Erbach, 34, succeeds Bill Berra, who was asked by Channel 2 owner...
Checkmate: Kasparov Triumphs over Ibm's Chess-Playing Computer
World chess champion Garry Kasparov triumphed over a supercomputer Saturday, winning the final game and sealing a 4-2 victory in the historic man-vs.-machine series.Kasparov forced the computer Deep Blue to concede after 43 moves in 3 hours, 46 minutes.Needing...
Check Your Calendar for These Key Dates
Chances are, the Bogey Man will not pursue a United States Golf Association championship this year. But for those who can carry the minimum handicap requirements, and meet the age requirements, 11 of the 13 USGA championships are open to entry.Most notable...
Chernobyl a Drain on 2 Nations
Belarus, the country worst hit by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, put a $235 billion price tag on dealing with the cleanup while Ukraine demanded faster action from the West to close the stricken power plant.Both countries said last week they spend up...
Clinton Announces $2.5 Billion Cut in Missile Program
The Clinton administration, seeking to save money that could be used to update other weapons, has announced plans to cut $2.5 billion from the Pentagon's major missile development programs, despite congressional orders that it spend more on them.In a...
Collector's Firearm Auction: Trotting out the Big Guns
The Colt Open Top Model revolver, cheap and ugly, probably sold for less than $10 in 1898. It is the classic .22 caliber Saturday night special, its nickel plating coming off in chips.But with it in Lot No. 126 is a police mug shot of one Angelo Cetroni,...
Common Threads, Unequal Concern for Two Deaths
IT'S PROBABLY a sign of the times that the shooting death of Garland Carter has received much more attention than the shooting death of Beacher Buchanan Jr.Both young men were 17. Both were black. Both were killed at a housing complex in St. Louis.But...
Confluence St. Louis Gives Awards for Civic Service
When Thomas F. Eagleton began his political career here 40 years ago, St. Louis was one of the nation's largest cities.Today, with less than half as many people, it's no longer near the top, but when people travel, they still brag they're from St. Louis....
Conservative Religious Influence Seen in Tennessee `Monkey Bill'
A resolution urging all Tennesseans to follow the Ten Commandments and a bill outlawing the teaching of evolution as fact show the religious right's growing clout.The resolution encourages people to observe the commandments, teach them to their children,...
Conservatives Boost Buchanan in N. Hampshire
The snow had been falling for five hours Friday before the first speaker of the night stepped to the microphone at the New Hampshire Christian Coalition's "God and Country" rally.But the room was packed. And when commentator Patrick Buchanan walked on...
Critics Say Bill Would Hurt Small Investors
Wall Street's best friend on Capitol Hill is hard at work on a rewrite of a bill that should have small investors on Red Alert.The goal of the Capital Markets Deregulation and Liberalization Act, better known outside Washington circles as the Small Investor...
Cut Freedom of Creeps in Online Bill of Rights
ONCE AGAIN, the defenders of free speech are in an uproar because of a new threat to the rights of pornographers, child molesters and other lowlife forms.The danger to free speech is tucked into the new communications law.It provides that anyone who...
Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Oil
Five years have passed since the United States fought a war in the Persian Gulf. Militarily, the United States was victorious - Kuwait was freed from Iraqi occupation. Economically, however, the gulf crisis produced more losers than winners.The United...
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
The lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500, with car number in parentheses, age, residence and type of car.1. (3) Dale Earnhardt, 44, Mooresville, N.C., Chevrolet Monte Carlo.2. (28) Ernie Irvan, 37, Concord, N.C., Ford Thunderbird.3. (4) Sterling Marlin, 38,...
Dole Stumbles on to New Hampshire
Little old Iowa with its quaint, folksy caucuses may have had its greatest impact yet on modern presidential politics. The shape of the 1996 Republican campaign has been determined in a way that few would have predicted.Sen. Bob Dole's inevitability...
Don't Let Manners Get Lost in Cyberspace; You Need Them
THE MORE Miss Manners heard about the excellent concept of "netiquette," the more she kept wondering why it sounded so familiar.The problem that it addresses - how to deal with people who take advantage of unusually open social access to misrepresent...
Dorfman Dismisses New Report
Stock reporter Dan Dorfman gave his market commentary on CNBC as usual on Friday and then brushed off a question about a report that federal officials had widened a criminal probe of him.The Wall Street Journal, in a front-page article, had said the...
Dramatic Riches Right in Our Own Back Yard
LET'S be honest: Nobody considers St. Louis a theater mecca.If you're thinking of theater, chances are you're thinking of New York. Or maybe Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles or San Francisco.Yet the truth is, the theater scene here is varied, busy and...
Driving Forces
Meet the real movers of the St. Louis area -- the people who drive us, our children, our packages, our stuff.Maybe a few blocks or perhaps a few miles.Across town, across the river.Through good weather and bad.From well before dawn till long after dusk.They...
Earth's Condition Gets Mixed Reviews
Is Earth's glass half-full or half-empty?Two books issued recently by two think tanks cast very different assessments on whether Earth's climate is changing, its food supply is dwindling or its natural resources running out.At the Worldwatch Institute,...
Ebola Strikes Gabon; 10 Die, 9 Hospitalized Virus Hits Africa for Third Time in a Year
The Ebola virus has struck in Africa for the third time in a year, this time in equatorial Gabon.At least 10 people in the remote village of Mayibout have died from the disease, and nine more are in an isolation ward in the city of Makokou, the provincial...
Essays on Race Reach beyond the Superficial
RACIAL HEALINGConfronting the Fear Between Blacks and WhitesBy Harlon L. Dalton242 pages, Doubleday, $22.50AMERICANS REMAIN divided over the question of whether O.J. Simpson was guilty of the crimes with which he was charged. The prosecution may have...
Evidence in Train Crash Pointing to Human Error Engineer in Commuter Train Hit Brakes Just before Fatal Collision
The engineer of a fast-moving commuter train applied his emergency brakes a only few seconds before slamming nearly head-on into a Chicago-bound Amtrak train, killing 11 people, federal investigators said Saturday.The investigators said they are leaning...
Extremists in Campaign Are Setup, Buchanan Says
Patrick Buchanan accused his Republican rivals Saturday of engaging in dirty tricks, suggesting that his opponents were involved in planting a campaign worker with ties to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke in a desperate attempt to paint him as an...
Fantasy Writer Explores Uncivilized Societies
BLOODCHILD AND OTHER STORIESBy Octavia E. Butler145 pages, Four Walls Eight Windows, $18IN AN ESSAY titled "Positive Obsession," which originally appeared in Essence magazine under the title "Birth of a Writer," Octavia Butler suspects that she is the...
Fashionable Internet Sites
THERE ARE hundreds of fashion sites on the Internet, with more arriving every day.To get to them, you'll need to subscribe to a commercial on-line service, such as POSTnet (314-535-5555), America Online, CompuServe or Prodigy, or to an Internet provider....
Faster Than a Speeding Semi
As members of the Missouri House and Senate get together to come up with new speed limits acceptable to both bodies, one key objective should be to make interstate highways in urban areas safe. Doing so means setting the speed limits there at no more...
Fireworks Light Up Canadian Skies
Q. My daughter and I have been going to the Toronto fireworks competition for two years. Can you give me the dates for this year's event and information on any similar events in Canada?A. The Benson & Hedges International Fireworks competition in Toronto...
Food Shortage Prompts North Koreans to Flee Many Go to Russia, China: `Back Home It's Slavery'
Thousands of North Koreans have been seeking refuge in China and Russia to escape acute food shortages, various reports say.China reportedly clamped down on its border trade with North Korea. An ethnic Korean minority on the Chinese side has moved freely...
Former Gov. `Pat' Brown of California Dies at 90
Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, the Democratic governor who led California through an era of growth, died of a heart attack at his home in Beverly Hills on Friday. He was 90.Mr. Brown was the father of Jerry Brown, also a two-term governor and a three-time presidential...
For Mu Coach, Speed Is Big Building Block
For Larry Smith, you spell winning with an "S" - as in s-p-e-e-d.If mothing else, apparently after 11 sad subpar seasons, Ol' Mizzou will win - or again lose - with more swifts when trying to move the football or trying to prevent the other side from...
Free Agent Marketplace
If you're looking for help in '96, spend your money wisely. Here's a position-by-position look at the top free agents. Note: Now, as explained below, there are two types of franchise players.T - Transition player. Original team has right of first refusal...
Free Guides Are Musts for Tourists
HERE ARE TWO absolute must-have guides for those who like to plan getaways that are close to home. The nice part: Each is available free.The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri has published its updated directory and has made it more user-friendly.Inns...
Freshman's Four 3-Pointers Boost Smsu
Jamie Bartlett has hit 3-pointers before."I was recruited for my offensive skill," said Southwest Missouri State's Bartlett, a freshman guard from Arkansas.But none was bigger than the four she made in SMSU's 68-65 win Saturday over Wichita State in...
Gephardt Selling Home in Inquiry
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, is selling his interest in an ocean-front home that is the subject of a complaint before the House ethics committee.Judy Corley, an attorney for Gephardt, said Friday that negotiations f...
Grissom Wrestles His Way to Victory
When Steve Grissom held off the charging Dale Jarrett to win Saturday's Goody's 300 at Daytona International Speedway, the boys in his pits went slightly berserk.There was Sting and Lex Lugar and Harlem Heat and Booker T., pounding their chests and screaming....
Hearty Celebration: This Year's Heart Ball Nets $100,000
THE HEART BALL has risen out of its torpor and become a first-rate party.Chairwoman Karen Devereux and her co-chairwoman, Lynda Stubblefield, who have teamed up for the last three Heart Balls, reported a net of $100,000 from this year's event, Feb. 10...
Heavy Chevy? Can Marlin, Earnhardt Hog Road?
Dale Earnhardt said he hadn't cut a deal with Sterling Marlin, but look for the two Chevy drivers to hook up early in Sunday's Daytona 500 to try and hold off some of the other teams.Earnhardt, who starts on the pole, and Marlin, who starts on the inside...
Hester Injures Ankle; Illini Still Get Leg Up
Playing most of the game without its most consistent scorer of the conference season, Illinois managed to grind out a 76-67 win Saturday at Ohio State.Forward Jerry Hester sprained his left ankle with just under six minutes left in the first half and...
If You Look, You Can Still Find Old-Fashioned Movies
WHAT DO YOU mean, "They just don't make movies like they used to?"They do indeed. Not often, but sometimes, and occasionally, they make movies better than they used to, presenting a rarity that raises high the banner of fine moviedom.That's "The Postman,"...
If You Suspect Abuse, Here's What to Do State Officials Explain What Report Must Include before an Allegation Is Investigated
ALL STATES are required to operate round-the-clock child-abuse hot lines to receive federal child-welfare funds. But protocols for accepting reports, the trigger for an investigation, differ from state to state, and substantiation rates vary widely.Missouri's...
Illness, Injury Stop Leuchtmann
Joe Leuchtmann's Olympic dream ended in nightmare Saturday.Leuchtmann, hampered by sore ribs and weakened by the flu, dropped out after 16 1/2 miles of the men's Olympic Marathon Trials in Charlotte, N.C."I went as long and as hard as I could," said...
Incentive: Indiana Pays to Keep Toyota Jobs in State
Roger Adamson used to work the coal seams of western Kentucky, running underground mine equipment or transporting co-workers aboard low-slung diesel cars down the dark tunnels.It was a dangerous, filthy job but it paid well, until he was laid off 12...
In Deed!
YOU SAY you started running the rat race when you were in grade school to get into the right high school? Then you kept your nose to the grindstone in high school to get into the right college? Then in college you were grinding to qualify for graduate...
In Gretzky-Grab, Keenan Still Wary of Rangers
On Thursday, Neil Smith, Mike Keenan's old boss, said the New York Rangers would not be making a trade any time soon, ostensibly putting an end to rumors of an impending trade for Wayne Gretzky.But Keenan said he doesn't necessarily buy it."That may...
Investigators Paint Scene of Horror in Train Wreck Explosion of Diesel Fuel Burned beyond Recognition 11 Who Died
The crash of an Amtrak train and a local commuter train that killed 11 people in suburban Maryland on Friday happened when the outbound Amtrak train, running late, switched tracks to pass a halted freight train and struck the inbound commuter almost...
Is This Cat-Killing Teen a Potential Dahmer?
Dear Ann Landers: I am extremely disturbed about something and need an unbiased opinion.My daughter has two children - "Amanda," who lives with me, and "Jake," who is 16 and lives with his mother. The children have a young friend who had a cat. Apparently,...
I Think, Puff, I'd like to, Puff, Buy an `O'
RECENTLY, I went to Atlanta to check up on the preparations for the 1996 Olympic Games (official motto: "Put Your Corporate Motto Here for $40 Million").As the organizers modestly point out at every opportunity, these will be the biggest Olympics in...
Job Corps Youths among Presumed Dead
Youthful trainees at a Job Corps center at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., are missing and believed to be among the fatalities in the train wreck Friday night at Silver Spring, Md., in which a total of 11people are believed to have died.The trainees were going...
Juniors Carry Rivermen over Northeast Missouri
Juniors Kevin Tuckson and Brandon Klaus had their best performances of the season, sparking the University of Missouri-St. Louis to an 80-63 victory at home over Northeast Missouri State on Saturday.Tuckson (Webster Groves High) scored 18 points and...
Kansas City Attacks on Defense, Shuts Down Sluggish Ambush 11-7
When the Ambush and Kansas City Attack get together, there usually is a good guy and a bad guy. And we're not talking moral character.That's good as in top of their game, and bad as in stinker.Two weeks ago, the two National Professional Soccer League...
Keeping Hunger at Bay Views, Food and Shops Feed Body and Soul in San Francisco
THE HILLS, THE BAY, the bridges and the long wharf make San Francisco one of the most picturesque cities in the world. But man does not live by view along. So add excellent restaurants, plus wonderful stores, galleries, parks, museums and you have place...
Lenient Judge under Fire Convicted Rapist Kills Woman after Offbeat Jurist Lowers Bail
When Maximo Pena thought his former girlfriend snubbed him on Valentine's Day, he responded by assaulting her, authorities say. For Judge Lorin Duckman, the timing couldn't have been worse.Last July, the judge freed Pena, a convicted batterer, despite...
Lightning Surprises Flyers 5-2
Brian Bradley had two goals and an assist Saturday night as Tampa Bay won 5-2 over the Philadelphia Flyers in St. Petersburg, Fla.Backup goaltender Jeff Reese turned in his second consecutive winning performance for the Lightning. He stopped 24 shots...
Mac Says Critics Won't Kill C-17
McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s C-17 transport jets have come under more fire at home than they did during their recently completed service in Bosnia.The company found itself under attack again last week because of disclosures that it charged the Air Force...
Mayor Has Demands for New Schools Chief System `Must Work Leaner, Smarter,' Bosley Says before Winner Is Picked
On the eve of selection of a new St. Louis school superintendent, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. stepped into the process publicly Saturday and listed his requirements for a new school chief.At a press conference on the steps of Vashon High School, 3405 Bell...
`Meanest Lb' Cox Fits St. Louis into Free-Agent Tour
Coming soon to Our Town: a visit from the meanest linebacker this side of Dick Butkus - Bryan Keith Cox.Cox is set to begin his free-agent tour of America. His agent, Cliff Brady, wants to include St. Louis on a planned Midwest leg this week that will...
Medicare Crowd Embraces Hmos, with Reservations Patients Say No One Listens to Complaints
Mirilyn Lisa Planck has a love-hate relationship with her Medicare-risk HMO.Planck is a part-time bank employee who lives in Affton and is partially disabled. She is pleased that her HMO, Carus, pays for her cholesterol medication and for annual mammograms....
Meniere's Disease Can Be Stubborn
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have Meniere's syndrome and hope you can help me. I also have tinnitus. Is there a connection? I am active and otherwise healthy except for a lack of balance when I try to enjoy a brisk walk. I have lost some hearing in one ear and...
Merry at Maryland after 4 Turbulent Years at Slu, Yow Thrives as Athletic Director
When Maryland athletic director Debbie Yow at last allowed herself to return to St. Louis in December, she was riveted on revisiting the site of perhaps her greatest triumph.It wasn't Humphrey's, the saloon adjacent to St. Louis University that still...
Minnesota Wins Third Game in Row
Freshman Courtney James had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and David Grim sparked a late 13-3 run that helped Minnesota beat visiting Wisconsin 70-66 on Saturday for its third win in a row.Grim scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including four...
Missouri Is Hub for Dog Dealing
Dogs are not just pets in Missouri. They are business - big business.More licensed dog dealers operate in Missouri than anywhere else in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state claims responsibility for about 15 percent...
Modern Fare in a Historic Location
The building housing Hendel's Market Cafe in Florissant's Old Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The building is a solid brick two-story structure befitting its designation. There is nothing historic about the food served there,...
Moore, 36, Says, `I Think I Can Still Produce' after 5-15 Season
The statistics from last year were shocking. Alarming.Disgusting, if they belonged to you.Pitcher Mike Moore, in the Cardinals' camp on a look-see basis, was 5-15 for the Detroit Tigers with a 7.53 earned-run average. He allowed 247 baserunners in 132...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff has seen some remarkable sporting weeks over the years, but these most recent seven days will be hard to match.In the same week, we have the tremendously exciting Westminster Dog Show - a UFR favorite from the early days...
New Books Put a Splash of Color into Winter
FEBRUARY IS a good time to snuggle by the fire with a fascinating book. (Some might say that's about all frosty February is good for.) Here are some colorful new volumes on interiors, art, crafts and the like."Laura Ashley Color, Using Color to Decorate...
`New Oleans in Your Back Yard' Mardi Gras Dress: For Excess
St. Louis isn't New Orleans, but for a few color-splashed hours Saturday it pretended it was. And that's what Mardi Gras it is all about: pretending.The 17th annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade pretended it was already Fat Tuesday, the last blast before...
`New Orleans in Your Back Yard' Soulard Marches to Different Beat
St. Louis isn't New Orleans, but for a few color-splashed hours Saturday it pretended it was. And that's what Mardi Gras it is all about: pretending.The 17th annual Soulard Mardi Gras Parade pretended it was already Fat Tuesday, the last blast before...
New Yankees, Same Steinbrenner
Dwight Gooden, he says, "can win 15 or more games."Kenny Rogers has struggled, he says, "because he doesn't know how to pitch in Yankee Stadium."Tim Raines, he says, "will run because I'm going to be on his ass. I think he'll steal 30 bases."Remember...
No. 5 Kansas Overcomes No. 22 Iowa St
Freshman Paul Pierce scored 13 points, and Jacque Vaughn controlled the game down the stretch as No. 5 Kansas turned back No. 22 Iowa State 61-50 on Saturday in Ames, Iowa.Kansas (21-2, 9-1 Big Eight) held Iowa State without a basket for the first 9...
No Big Love Lost in These Valentine E-Mail Messages
We surfed "The Net" Wednesday and intercepted these Valentine's Day messages:http://aol.ODONNELL.com.Your Super Bowl passesLeft me feeling forlornLarry Brown got the MVPYou the goat's horn- A Steelers Fan(GT)http://aol.JCCHAVEZ.com.Julio, who art thou...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOKSome 400 recreational vehicles from most of the major manufacturers in the UUnited States will be on display at the RV Camping and Travel Show, Wednesday through Sunday at the Trans World Dome and the America's Center.All kinds of RVs will be...
Oakville Sophomore Stuns State Champ
Chad Smith was quivering like a pup in the cold. Only a sophomore, the Oakville High wrestler had just achieved the unthinkable: an underdog winning a Missouri Class 4A wrestling championship.Smith defeated previously unbeaten and No. 1-ranked Matt Ridings...
Olson Wishes Race for Cardinals' Top Relief Job Wasn't Closed Case
One might think that Gregg Olson would be happy just to be pitching.Olson, one of baseball's most dominant closers from 1989-1993, struggled with elbow problems the last two seasons. But now he wants it all.He wants to be on the field at the end of the...
On Call Teens Turn Beepers, Cell Phones into Popularity Musts
Call them The Young and the Wireless.Packs of junior high school students walk the malls with pagers hanging from their pant tops. Sixteen-year-olds, fresh from drivers ed, tool along the highways while talking on their own cellular phones.The under-18...
On Display St. Louisan Experiences Combine: Gateway to Best
As a youngster, Deron Jenkins played little league ball at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club, current practice home of the Rams.At Ritenour High School, he began dreaming of playing in the National Football League.After a successful college career at Tennessee,...
`One More Bomb, and It's Over,' Ulster Loyalists Say Ira Attack Pushes Cease-Fire to Brink of Collapse
In this dirty old town, they call him King Rat. And up until loyalist paramilitary groups called a cease-fire Oct. 14, 1994, he was considered one of the most dangerous men in Northern Ireland.Now that the Irish Republican Army has called off its cease-fire,...
On the Border Creating a Special Decor One Strip at a Time
They're the finishing touch, the spot of color, the detail that gives a room personality.They're Mickey Mouse or Victorian roses. Baseball logos or red hot chili peppers. Exotic Far Eastern motifs or homey country cows.They're wallpaper borders, and...
On the Edge of Darkness, Brian Weil Sought Light
OFTEN there is a commotion and occasionally a collision at the intersection where social issues and art converge.Some artists and critics say traffic should be tightly controlled: Art is sacred and shouldn't be tainted by social philosophy or political...
On the Good Ship Lollipop Cruise Fans and Chocoholics Find Lots to like about the Leeward
HEARD OF THOSE bountiful midnight buffets aboard cruise ships, the ones that really put the pounds on you? Well, the newest liner on Miami's block has one that's absolutely sinful.It's all chocolate.Tables and tables full of the yummy stuff. Cakes, candies...
Opera Seria: Art at a Crossroads
SERIOUS opera in the 18th century was usually about "the character thing," about kings with a rather loose, personal take on family values and prodigal sons more interested in amorous pursuits than statecraft.Sifting through recordings of lesser-known...