St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 11, 1996

A Better Senator Than Candidate
Sen. Bob Dole is scheduled to leave the Senate today after more than 27 years. Whatever his fate as a presidential candidate, he leaves a major mark on the Senate, where he has been GOP leader for a dozen years, justly earning a distinguished reputation.First...
All-Gac's Loaded with 5 Standouts Repeat Picks Unanimous Selections
The 1996 All-Gateway Athletic Conference Girls Soccer Team has a familiar look to it.And why not? The 11-player squad, selected through a vote of conference coaches, includes five repeat first-team selections - defender Stefanie Kraay of Francis Howell...
America's Treasures Are in Private Hands
Dear Ann Landers: I recently read an article in the Marin Independent Journal in San Rafael, Calif., that was quite disturbing. It said a copy of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" sold at an auction for $123,000 and an account of the Lewis and Clark expedition...
A Misguided Push to Expand NATO
Bob Dole and Bill Clinton have begun trying to outbid each other over who will expand NATO faster, in a naked effort to court votes from Americans of Eastern European origin.In one of his last acts as a senator, Dole, accompanied by visiting Polish dignitary...
A Pitch for Diversity Dodgers Put International Spin on Ball
Chan Ho Park, like most other 22-year-old pitchers in the big leagues, goes through stretches of frustration. He might give up a home run or walk a batter and quickly his head will drop, his chin scraping his chest.It's part of Dave Wallace's job, as...
A Second White House List? Inquiry May Widen in FBI Files Case
The White House may have gathered more FBI background files on former employees than the 341 disclosed so far by President Bill Clinton's administration, the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee said Monday.Rep. William Clinger, R-Pa., who...
Blunder from Down under Now Goes over the Top in Playoffs
Michael Jordan. Check. Scottie Pippen. Check. Dennis Rodman. Check.Luc Longley?Who possibly could have guessed that the one-time Blunder from Down Under would have such an impact upon the NBA Finals? Who could have guessed that Longley would score 19...
Boat Crash Victim Loved Water Sports Dock Collision Kills Edwardsville Woman
Linda Gremaud Newton of Edwardsville liked almost nothing better than to spend time with her family and friends on the water."She was an avid water skier, she was learning how to barefoot ski and she was getting better and better at it," said her husband,...
Bowled over Kellogg Reduces Prices on Many Popular Cereals
Cereal-aisle shoppers got a break in their budgets Monday as Kellogg Co. cut the price of many popular brands by an average of 19 percent.Kellogg's price cuts should show up on U.S. store shelves in a couple of weeks. Those cuts include 27 percent on...
Briefs
WASHINGTONSenators Oppose Immigration MeasureForty-seven senators joined Monday in opposing a bill that would permit states to keep illegal immigrant children out of public schools.In a letter to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Judiciary...
Briefs
WASHINGTONSenators Oppose Immigration MeasureForty-seven senators joined Monday in opposing a bill that would permit states to keep illegal immigrant children out of public schools.In a letter to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Judiciary...
Bulls Nearing Royal Mantle
Let the coronation begin for Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls."I still think we can win some games," Seattle's Gary Payton said. "But they're a championship team."In a few days, the Bulls may be more than mere champions. They may be known as the...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNTammy Sydnor has opened The Lunch Stop, a drive-through sandwich shop, at 3930 Highway 79. The shop is open from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays with additional hours during hunting and fishing seasons. The shop is seven miles north of Interstate...
But Officer . . . Motorist Takes Dim View of Daytime Citation for Bright Headlights
Bob Rose said he took a leisurely drive in April to the Clarksville area to visit Bowwood Farms, a wholesaler to garden shops. Since it was a sunny day and he had the day off from his job of building an Internet page to promote travel and tourism in...
By Design Middle School Building to Enhance Team-Teaching Concept
When the first phase of the new Francis Howell middle school opens Aug. 22 in the Cottleville area, the school's emphasis toward teamwork should be obvious.The layout of what will be Louis C. Saeger Middle School, said Principal-designate Ed Morris,...
Caddie Remembers Helping Hogan Bag Title
Ben Hogan fudged on the equipment he endorsed. Dave Press, his caddie in the 1951 U.S. Open, lied about his age. That's about as close to scandal as it gets.The rest is the joyous story of a teen-ager whose 15 minutes of fame came early, playing a supporting...
Certain Medicines Can Exacerbate Condition
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a condition called "supraventricular tachycardia." I have been taking Tambocor for it the last three months. I heard recently that this medicine is dangerous. Please let me know what you think. I am told also that something called...
Chancellor under Fire at Mizzou Kiesler's Future Uncertain; Talks Are under Way
The future of Charles A. Kiesler, chancellor of the University of Missouri at Columbia, is up in the air."He's in discussions with the board members and the president," Christine H. Koukola, director of university affairs for the campus, said Monday....
City Chickens Make Transition to Country Living
A FEW YEARS ago when we lived in the inner city of St. Louis, my husband said he'd like to build a chicken coop and get a couple of chickens to use as subjects for his oil paintings. I thought that might be interesting, picturing fuzzy little Easter-type...
City Delays New Home for Babies Houses, Golf Course May Be Built on Land
Mildred Jamison accuses city officials of favoring developers over babies.Jamison is executive director of Faith House, a home for babies born to drug-addicted mothers. The group wants to build a 54-bed facility in St. Louis. It bought two acres of land...
Clarence Thomas Speaks to Students Demonstrators Greet Justice at Ceremony
Defying protesters who claim his conservative stands undermine his fellow blacks, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ended a week of suspense Monday night when he arrived to address schoolchildren in this predominantly black Washington suburb.Thomas...
Clinton Aides Soften on Va Budget Cuts Statements Raise Election-Year Concerns
In an unusual public admission, two top officials from President Bill Clinton's administration say the White House won't necessarily pursue some cuts in veterans and space programs.The White House proposed the cuts in its budget balancing package just...
Colorado Wins Cup in Landslide Krupp's Goal in Third Ot Caps Sweep
In one season, the Colorado Avalanche has done what no other professional sports team in Denver has ever done.Win a championship.One year removed from Quebec City, Denver's newest sports team has given the Mile High City what goalie Patrick Roy called...
Couples, Price Withdraw before Tourney Begins
Two of the biggest attractions in golf are out of the U.S. Open. Fred Couples, among the most popular American golfers, and Nick Price, the No. 4 player in the world, both withdrew from the tournament, which begins Thursday at the Oakland Hills Country...
Court Upholds Police in Challenge to Traffic Stops Justices Also Grant Extension of Assisted Suicide Ban
POLICE GENERALLY can stop motorists for traffic violations even when the officers are really looking for evidence of other illegal activity such as drug use, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.The court unanimously upheld the drug convictions of two men...
Deer Hunters Get Bonus Time under New Regulations
Deer hunters in Missouri will enjoy ample opportunity to hunt this fall and winter. Last year deer season was lengthened by two days in an effort to harvest more deer and provide more time for hunting. This year an additional two days in January will...
Dodgers Score Little, Cardinals Even Less
The Cardinals' offense suddenly is running on empty. In the past three games, they have pushed across only two runs and, not surprisingly, they lost all three as the elusive .500 mark moves farther from their grasp.Veteran Mike Morgan pitched brilliantly,...
Dole Must Take a Bolder Stance
Does Bob Dole dislike the prospect of defeat more than he dislikes the prospect of doing what is necessary if he is to avoid defeat? If the answer is yes, he should steel himself to do four things.He must give his rhetoric a serrated edge to establish...
Dole Wants Tolerance in Gop Abortion Plank Decision Is `Not Negotiable,' Candidate Says
Sen. Bob Dole reignited his party's debate over abortion Monday when he promised to put language indicating tolerance of abortion-rights Republicans in the GOP's abortion plank, instead of in the preamble.Last week, Dole said the platform should include...
Dr. Robert Rainey; Physician Had Offices in City, Overland
Dr. Robert Rainey, a physician in St. Louis for many years, died Saturday (June 8, 1996) after collapsing at his home. He was 72 and lived in St. Louis.Dr. Rainey, a native of St. Louis, owned and operated the old Rainey Clinic at 9385 Page Avenue in...
Eckersley Puts Elbow to the Test, Will Return
Saying that reliever Dennis Eckersley "passed with flying colors," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa expects to have him back on the active roster Thursday night when the Cardinals start a home stand against New York.Eckersley threw 40 pitches in a simulated...
Eckersley's Elbow Graduates Reliever Set for Return on Thursday
Saying that reliever Dennis Eckersley "passed with flying colors," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa expects to have him back on the active roster Thursday night when the Cardinals start a home stand against New York.Eckersley threw 40 pitches in a simulated...
Former Rep. Jim Barnes Pleads Guilty in Inquiry
Jim Barnes, the former second-in-command of the Missouri House, pleaded guilty Monday to three misdemeanors for filing false campaign finance reports.Barnes, D-Raytown, could face up to $3,000 in fines and three years in the county jail. Cole County...
Former Sen. Edwin Dirck Dies Longtime North County Figure; `Senate Family Will Miss Him Greatly'
Former state Sen. Edwin L. Dirck, a locomotive engineer who rose to a powerful position in the Missouri Legislature, died Monday afternoon (June 10, 1996) at St. Louis University Hospital of congestive heart failure. He was 67.Sen. Dirck, who lived in...
Funnel Clouds Loom but Don't Land in Area
The St. Louis area dodged a bullet Monday evening when funnel clouds sighted over portions of West County caused no serious damage.The area couldn't dodge raindrops, though. Many communities - already saturated in recent days - got drenched Monday night.The...
Gambling Addict? State May Let You Deal Yourself Out
If you're blowing your paycheck or family savings at a casino in Missouri, the state may offer you an unusual alternative.Ban yourself from the riverboats.The proposal by the Missouri Gaming Commission is in its preliminary stages and is at least 90...
Gaming Called Drain on Local Economy
For years, Illinois has bet that riverboat casinos could help some cities' floundering economies. But now a civic group says it's a losing wager.A study by the Better Government Association contends that riverboat gambling does not pour millions of dollars...
Gay Marriage Exemplifies Mutual Respect
When my spouse and I were wed five years ago, we allowed an entire year for our parish to become accustomed to the notion of a public ceremony uniting two women in matrimony. Even though our congregation is undoubtedly one of the most welcoming and affirming...
German-Czech Hostility Lingers
Near Bohemia's hilly border with Germany, thick trees now rise from the crumbling ruins of a ghost town whose epitaph might read: Lauterbach, pop. 2,000. Born: 16th century. Died: 1948.Lauterbach was one of the hundreds of formerly ethnic-German villages...
Get the Atvs out of the River
Prosecuting Attorney Robert Johnson of Reynolds County has made a mockery of the state law that bars all-terrain vehicles from Missouri's rivers. His ridiculous interpretation of the law has permitted the Parks Bluff Campground to open a stretch of the...
Girl, 13, Charged in Church Fire Police Do Not Suspect Any Racial Motivation
A 13-year-old white girl was charged Monday with burning a sanctuary belonging to a black congregation in North Carolina. But police said the arson did not appear to be racially motivated.In Texas, three men - two whites and a Hispanic - were questioned...
Heaven Can't Wait: Play Focuses on Eternal Revelations
Last week, about 2,500 people traveled to a church in Chesterfield to see a play about heaven and hell, a sort of high-tech revival that many say changed their lives.The play, "Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames," isn't for children or the faint of heart.In...
Hollywood Follies the New Insider Code Name for Tinseltown Is "Operation Dumb Drop," and Here Are 100 Reasons Why
Here are the 100 dumbest things that have happened in Hollywood and its environs in the last year or so:1. Daphne Zuniga confessed that she wears a pyramid-shaped hat to help her memorize her lines for "Melrose Place."2. Novelist Anne Rice bought the...
Honor Roll
Students at Henderson Elementary School, 2501 Hackman Road, in the Francis Howell School District, must have a grade-point average of 3.65, be on or above grade level and have a 1 or 2 in art, music, physical education, work habits and personal social...
Hundley's Five Rbis Lead Mets Past Braves
Todd Hundley homered from both sides of the plate, singled twice and knocked in five runs, leading the New York Mets to an 8-3 victory over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday night.Hundley boosted his season home run total to 16, tying his career...
Illinois Treasurer Defends Deal to Settle Downstate Hotel Loans
State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka said Monday that Illinois is unlikely to top last year's deal to settle bad loans to two downstate hotels - one of which is in Collinsville - for 25 cents on a dollar.Already, the state has lost more than $750,000 in...
In Senate, Dole Could `Get Things Done' but Kansan Leaves Little Legislation Bearing His Name
AS BOB DOLE ends his 35-year career on Capitol Hill, congressional scholars laud him with superlatives normally reserved for posthumous honors. No great piece of legislation bears his name - but his fingerprints are everywhere.The 1990 Americans With...
Irish Talks Open with Anger Sinn Fein Grabs Spotlight; Protestants Object to U.S. Role
One side threatened to walk out. The other side couldn't get in. The opening day of long-delayed talks on Northern Ireland's future went about as well as expected.Prime Ministers John Major of Britain and John Bruton of Ireland spent Monday trying to...
Lady Crusaders Pull Together at Season's End to Bid for Title
The St. Dominic High girls soccer team enjoyed an incredible season in 1996. After going 11-11 through the regular season, the Lady Crusaders won six consecutive games to reach the state championship game.Incarnate Word Academy beat St. Dominic 2-1 in...
Latest Racquet Club Plan: A Single Board
SNOOZE TO ME: Remember the proposal that the venerable Racquet Club on Kingshighway be closed and all activities of the club be consolidated at a new clubhouse to be built adjacent to the Racquet Club Ladue's clubhouse? Forget it. There was a protest...
Louis Saeger New Middle School Name
The Francis Howell School Board has named the district's new middle school after Louis C. Saeger, an educator in the area before the district was formed.The school is being built on Highway N in the Cottleville area.Saeger was involved in education from...
Lsu's Morris Makes Round Trip(per) from Injured to Series Hero
Warren Morris has finally stepped out from the shadow of Todd Walker.It was Morris who took over for Walker, the former College World Series most outstanding player and the LSU record holder for everything from hits to batting average and home runs.All...
Manslaughter Trial Opens in Deaths of Two Students
The trial for a former Fort Zumwalt South High School student in the deaths of two friends began Monday with a witness saying that he saw the crash in his rearview mirror.Billy L. Smith, a St. Charles County resident, said he was driving to work about...
Maybe You Don't Need Mortgage Insurance
When you first bought your house, did you put down less than 20 percent of the sales price? If so, your monthly payment most likely includes a premium for mortgage insurance.Without insurance, the bank would not have lent you the money, so this coverage...
Mcdonnell Seeks to Accelerate Its Worker Training
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is stepping up training for its white-collar workers, who are trying to do the jobs of 6,700 striking machinists."Our emphasis is on training," McDonnell spokesman Tom Williams said.About 2,000 engineers and other white-collar...
Monsanto Bias Case Wrapped Up `Mother's Day Massacre' Victims Celebrate Win
The day before Mother's Day, 1993, more than 60 sales employees of the Ortho division of Chevron were fired by phone or Federal Express message.These victims of the "Mother's Day Massacre" saw a successful conclusion Monday to their discrimination suit...
More White-Collar Workers Hold Down Several Jobs
For Liliana Pumpido, no time is free time. From 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Pumpido, a licensed social worker, is at her job with the West New York, N.J., public schools. In the late afternoons and evenings, she counsels private clients in her Weehawken...
Morning Briefing
TWA Asks To Fly NY-London RouteTrans World Airlines Inc. is seeking permission to offer three daily round-trip flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport.In an application to the Department of Transportation,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
If you had to choose, would you pick ROSEANNE or KENNY G to do the national anthem?'Twould be a tough decision.Roseanne did a screaching botch number on the anthem a few years ago in San Diego. She ended her rendition with a tasteful crotch-grabbing.G...
Multistate Lottery Coming to Illinois
Illinois lottery players won't have to make do with those paltry $20 million jackpots much longer.Illinois lottery officials confirmed Monday that the state will announce a new lottery system compact with four other states today, creating a pool of gamblers...
MVP Vaughn Wants to Show '95 Not a Fluke
In case there are still doubters who think Mo Vaughn only won the AL MVP last year because he is nicer than Albert Belle, Vaughn is putting together an even better season in 1996."Some people might have thought it was a fluke and it would never happ...
Neighbors: Sidewalk Too Close for Comfort
Greg and Mary Kohlschreibers' front yard is narrow, like most residences facing a cul-de-sac. The grassy part is only 24 feet wide at the curb line. The remaining property in front of their home is taken up by a 16-foot-wide driveway.They want it to...
Nostalgia Takes the Field at Birmingham's Rickwood Action Returns to Nation's Oldest Park
The Golden Age of minor-league baseball is returning to America's oldest ballpark, if only for a day.The Birmingham Barons and the Memphis Chicks will suit up in replicas of their 1940s wool uniforms Wednesday afternoon for a game at Rickwood Field,...
Obituaries
G.E. KampmannGertrude E. Kampmann, 89, of Wentzville, died Sunday (June 9, 1996) of natural causes at her home.Mrs. Kampmann was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Theodore Ladies Sodality in Flint Hill.Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today...
Officials Wind Up Their Search of Valujet Crash Site in Florida
Authorities suspended their monthlong search in the Everglades on Monday, leaving a quarter of the ValuJet plane and most of the victims' remains in layers of mud and dead sawgrass.National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall said investig...
Old Fans Visit This Metropolis for a Super Time
THE FIRST DEFINITION of "metropolis" in the American Heritage Dictionary is: "A major city, especially the chief city of a country or region."The second definition is: "A city or an urban area regarded as the center of a specific activity."Neither accurately...
Opera Theatre's Perverse Reading of Mozart's `Tito'
SOMEONE send poor Titus a dozen roses. The innocent title character of Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" gets quite a drubbing in the production that opened at Opera Theatre of St. Louis on Sunday evening. Until director Neil Peter Jampolis got his hands...
Orr Says His Moment Not the Greatest
Bobby Orr remembers it as if it were yesterday. Have 26 years passed since he scored The Goal?"It was very wet, hot," Orr recalls. "We didn't have ventilation in the Garden. It would get a little foggy at times. That was May 10, remember."If anyone needed...
Ortwerth Appoints Henning to Board of Equalization
John Henning, a state-certified general appraiser and licensed real estate broker, has been appointed to the St. Charles Board of Equalization.The three-member board hears complaints and appeals on county tax assessments for real estate and personal...
Ozzie Situation: `The Ballclub Comes First'
The Ozzie Smith controversy could die with a single sentence.The aging Cardinals shortstop could say: I'll do anything to help the Cardinals win another pennant for baseball's best fans.Instead, Smith's public quotes - the last uttered during a five-game...
Panthers, Avalanche Locked in Ot Battle
Trailing 3-0 and faced with elimination in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Florida Panthers vowed that they would not go down without a fight.So, they battled. They clawed. They hit. They checked. They gave the Colorado Avalanche all they could handle.They...
Partly Cloudy Solar System Predicted to Hit Gas, Dust within 50,000 Years
For the last 5 million years, the sun and its planets have been moving through an area of the universe virtually devoid of the interstellar clouds - gas and dust - that litter the universe.That may change within 50,000 years, and nobody is sure what...
Pentagon Papers Opened the Way for a Questioning, Untamed Press
It has been 25 years since the decision that, more than any other, established the modern independence of the American press - its willingness to challenge official truth. That was the decision of The New York Times to publish the Pentagon Papers.We...
People
You could call it Hollywood and Viner.He's MICHAEL VINER, who published Hollywood hooker HEIDI FLEISS' tell-all tome, "You'll Never Make Love in This Town Again."Now, he's filed a slander suit against Fleiss, which you could call: "You'll Never Say That...
Police/courts
The following incidents were reported to area police mor involved court action:COURT ACTIONSSt. Louis: Sandra Jones pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for suffocating her daughter, 2. Jones, 28, formerly lived in the 3100 block...
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 ACTIONSSt. Louis: Sandra Jones pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 25...
Pot Schott? Baseball's Owners Finally Working to Correct Problem
So far, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott has insulted Jews, African-Americans, Asians, Italians, gays and working women. That leaves American Indians, Irish, Poles and three guys in Peoria. But give her time, she'll get to them.Schott, who should come...
Pug Calms Down When Dressed Up
Dear Dr. Fox: My 1-year-old pug can be very aggressive - which is a problem. But as soon as we put her sweater on, she settles down and goes to sleep. Can you explain this transformation?I strongly advise you to sign up for obedience school so you can...
Rain's Reign about over as Sun Sunders Clouds
St. Louisans can expect one more cool and cloudy day, accompanied by the almost-requisite rainshowers, before the weather returns to its normal June run.On Wednesday, decreasing clouds and a high of 83 are forecast. On Thursday, a ridge of high pressure...
Request for Rate Hike Stirs Questions
The St. Charles City Council is poised to pore over the recommendation of the public works board to raise the monthly water rate by 4.8 percent in January and the sewer rate by 10.3 percent in January 1998.The council has the final say on water and sewer...
Rookie Quarterback with Rams Plans to Make Name for Himself
They both wear the No. 12. They're both black. They're both athletic.But that's where the passing comparisons end between Rams rookie Tony Banks and out-of-work quarterback Randall Cunningham."I'm a Randall Cunningham fan," said Banks, the Rams' second-round...
Scorched Cross Retrieved from Yard in Glen Carbon Rock Breaks Window in Crime Investigated by Police and FBI
When Antonia Valentine and Keith Ellis moved to Madison County from Nebraska recently, they were told they could raise their two children in Glen Carbon without fear of violence.But after someone tried to burn a cross in their yard and threw a rock through...
Sen. Simon Joins Perot to Write Book on Dollar
They might seem an unlikely pair, Ross Perot and Paul Simon, but soon their names will be linked in bookstores throughout the nation.Perot, the billionaire from Dallas, and Simon, the senator from Illinois, have teamed up to write a book about the economy...
Sharp Teeth of Thankless Daughters
Dear Abby: I am the mother of three children, all over 40. I am 76.Five years ago, I lost my only son; a year later my husband passed away (both of heart disease). Since their deaths, my daughters have taken a hard and bitter attitude toward me. There...
Smell of Success Eludes Most Celebrities Taylor Is One of Few to Cash in with a Fragrance
PEOPLE may love celebrities - their clothes, their looks, their foibles. But for stars looking to cash in on the smell of their success, a message has emerged - don't push your luck.While the perfume industry's Fifi Awards last week relied on presenters...
Sports Shorts
Ex-Portland Assistant Picked To Lead 76ersJohnny Davis, a former Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach and 10-year NBA player, was named head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday."It's rare to find somebody who can be defined as uniquely qualified,...
State Plans to Test All Inmates for Drug Use Legislature Approves $488,726 for Program
For the first time, the Missouri Department of Corrections is launching a drug-testing program that should touch every prisoner within one year.The state is pumping $488,726 into the prisons for drug testing, more than 3 1/2 times the amount spent last...
States Focus on Credit Card Scams
State attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission have announced a "sweep" against 13 companies that the officials say promise credit cards by phone to people with bad credit.The attorneys general and the FTC said Monday they were suing the c...
St. Charles Legion Team Slow to Start
The St. Charles American Legion baseball team is off to a slow start. But that's understandable.St. Charles, which draws its players from St. Charles, St. Charles West and Duchesne high schools, had several key players on the St. Charles High team that...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 and 8 p.m., Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Bi-Polar Group, for manic-depressive...
Supreme Court Extends Ban on Assisted Suicide Washington Case May Lead to Ruling on Such Statutes
THE SUPREME COURT is letting authorities in Washington state outlaw doctor-assisted suicide while they challenge a ruling that struck down the ban.The justices are expected to say by this fall whether they will resolve the issue for all states. If they...
Sweatshops and Celebrities
When reports first surfaced that sweatshop labor had been used to produce the Kathie Lee Gifford line of clothing for Wal-Mart, the talk-show celebrity reacted admirably. She denounced the practice, sent her husband, Frank Gifford, to present cash to...
The OAS Questions U.S. Policy on Cuba
The Organization of American States has never had a reputation for bucking the views of the United States, its most powerful member. So it came as quite a surprise last week when the organization strongly criticized the United States for the Helms-Burton...
Trent Lott Promises He'll Keep Senate in Synch with Dole
THE SOUTHERN SENATOR in line to succeed Bob Dole as majority leader branded President Bill Clinton "a monument to status quo" on Monday and exhorted Republicans to help Dole oust Clinton this fall.A combative Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi also promised...
Tribe's Nagy Wins 10th with 5-4 Nod over A's
Charles Nagy became the American League's first 10-game winner and Kenny Lofton and Manny Ramirez homered Monday night as the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4.Nagy (10-1) earned his seventh consecutive victory and improved his career...
Uaw Stresses Job Security; Ford Talks Costs
Ford Motor Co. and United Auto Workers union officials shook hands across a bargaining table Monday and started hammering out a new labor contract.The ceremony will be repeated today at Chrysler Corp. and Wednesday at General Motors Corp., kicking off...
Yet Another Story Describing How Rodman Gets Too Much Attention
Dennis, Dennis, Dennis, Dennis, Dennis. Where can we go to get away from this Dennis?Michael Jordan has one of his incredible games, the Chicago Bulls are on the verge of winning their fourth NBA championship in the '90s and posting the best playoff...
Young Guitarist Derek Trucks Displays His Prodigious Talent
IT'S EXCITING, and a little addling, to confront prodigious talent in a conspicuously young musician.One innately senses that craftsmanship alone will carry someone only so far, that the distance gained must be somehow proportionate to wisdom and maturity,...