St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 18, 1997

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401(k) Puzzle: How Much Company Stock Is Too Much?
The American worker is still disappearing. He is continuing to lose his spot to the American worker-owner, the person who, through 401(k) and other retirement plans, holds both a company job and company stock.But while a bull market and dreams of worker...
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Administration Seeks IRS Reforms Gop Says Proposals Don't Go Far Enough
President Bill Clinton's administration, seeking tighter control over the troubled IRS, unveiled a plan Monday to strengthen oversight and management of the tax collection agency.The move comes as a congressional panel prepares its own recommendatio...
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Age Cited as Rams Give Landeta the Boot after Two Years Here
What was expected became reality Monday for Sean Landeta: the veteran punter was released by the Rams.It became clear to Landeta and his agent, Tony Agnone, that the club was going in a different direction since early in the free-agency period when Tom...
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Aging May Cause Vessel-Wall Thinning
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 64-year-old man in good health, including 130/80 blood pressure, and a resting pulse rate of 64. I power-walk three miles a day and take fiber supplement and drink two cocktails daily. My problem is thin skin, especially on the...
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Albanians Clog Ports to Flee to Italy Hundreds Rescued from Unsafe Vessels
Gunmen ruled much of southern Albania on Monday, demanding hefty fees from those wanting to flee the country and robbing a bank as police watched helplessly. Hundreds of Albanians clogged the ports, trying to join nearly 7,000 others who already have...
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Albanians Tell of Nation `out of Control' Many Here Fear for Family There
Shooting in the streets of Tirana, Albania's capital, has become so bad that many residents are virtual prisoners in their homes and are living on hoarded food, reports an Albanian living and working here."I call my parents daily, and my mother said...
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Alton Coach Hopes Old Turf Brings Luck
Alton High School boys coach Ron Smith is no stranger to SIU Arena.Smith knows the directions to the building as Alton heads theretrying to gain its first berth in the Elite Eight. The Redbirds meet Mount Vernon tonight in the Carbondale Supersectional...
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Amonte's Hat Trick Sparks Blackhawks
Tony Amonte scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders 5-4 on Sunday.Amonte, who leads the Blackhawks with 37 goals, surpassed his previous best single-season output of 35 set in 1991-92 when...
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Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My Dalmatian is overweight and has epilepsy. And she is always hungry. Recently she even ate some raw tomatoes I forgot to put away! Twice a day I feed her special food that I buy from the vet. She is 11 years old, and she and my cat are...
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Annan Announces Staff, Budget Cuts for U.N. U.S. Ambassador Calls Proposal `a Bold First Step' in Reforms
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced Monday he would propose cutting the world organization's 1998-99 budget by more than $100 million and would leave 1,000 currently vacant positions unfilled.Annan announced a 10-point plan for reform that included...
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Assessor: Property Values Up 10-25 Pct. Reassessment Notices Sent, Zimmerman Says
Reassessment notices are in the mail this week. Property owners will see an increase in real estate values "of 10 percent in some neighborhoods to 25 percent in others," says St. Charles County Assessor Gene Zimmerman."Property values just keep going...
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At the Moment, No Miracle Cure in Blues' Pantry
No Missouri men's basketball team had a date for the Big Dance, the NCAA Division I Tournament.Now the state's top hockey team may be a wallflower at the Big Skate.Blues fans have come to take the Stanley Cup tourney for granted. Their heroes have missed...
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Aussie David Malouf: A Quiet Talent His 1993 Novel, `Remembering Babylon,' Won the Prestigious Dublin Literary Award
AUSTRALIAN NOVELIST David Malouf is a dapper, polite, unassuming man, not too tall, whose quiet presence nonetheless dominates the room he's in. He is one of the most respected writers at work today in the English language, and his works have brought...
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Back to State Goal's One Better Than Runner-Up
The Lady Crusaders of St. Dominic High peaked at just the right time last season, coming on strong to reach the state title game.But St. Dominic fell 2-1 to Incarnate Word Academy in the championship match, finishing 17-12."I'd like to think we could...
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Balance Expected as Youngsters Move into Leadership Roles
After a year of rebuilding, the track and field programs at St. Dominic High appear to be back on track."Last year, we relied on a lot of young, untested runners," boys coach Joe Haug said. "But this year, with a few more seniors in the program, we look...
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Black Caucus Seeks outside Inquiry of Army Sex Charges
Six black members of Congress said Monday that the Army's investigation of sexual misconduct at the Aberdeen Proving Ground had been "contaminated" by the possibility of coercion of witnesses and should be turned over to outside investigators."Having...
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Blues Lose Cold War in Phoenix Khabibulin Robs Hull in 3-2 Win
Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin has been dubbed the "Bulin Wall," and on Monday, he showed Brett Hull why in Phoenix's 3-2 victory over the Blues at America West Arena.Midway through the final period, Khabibulin had Hull shaking his head after robbing the...
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Bombing Trial Will Go on, Judge Rules News Stories Don't Preclude Fair Jury, He Says
The judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case Monday refused to delay Timothy McVeigh's trial despite a stream of news stories about his purported confession.U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch said jury selection will begin as planned March 31.The stories...
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Bond, Talent Push Bill to Aid Growing Area of Home Businesses
Sen. Christopher S. Bond and Rep. Jim Talent are introducing legislation in Congress to help people who operate small businesses out of their homes."Thanks to the technology offered through modems, fax machines and cellular phones, in excess of some...
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Briefs
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE18 Jobs To Be Contracted OutScott Air Force Base plans to contract out 18 jobs in its library, grounds maintenance and medical center maintenance. The positions are now held by federal civil service employees. Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman,...
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Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTYGroup Backs MetroLink ExpansionA group of public officials in south-central St. Louis County has signed a statement favoring expansion of MetroLink and improvements to River Des Peres Parkway and strongly opposing extension of Interstate...
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Briefs
THE NATIONWASHINGTONGOP To Be Flexible On Budget, Lott Says Looking to prod stalled budget talks with President Bill Clinton's administration, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Monday that Republicans would reach out to moderate congressional Democrats...
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Business Notes
SPOTLIGHTDavid R. Demien has been elected to the advisory board of the St. Charles County Group/Commerce Bank, St. Louis. He is president of Demien Construction Co. in Wentzville.King Technology Inc. and King Safety Products of O'Fallon has been selected...
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Candidates Compalin of City 'Clique'
Several candidates for mayor and alderman in Lake Saint Louis complain that the current administration conducts city business in the manner of an exclusive men's club, neither seeking nor heeding comments from anyone outside the closed circle.Mayoral...
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Can Schools Solve All Our Problems?
For 17 years, I have made education my life's work. As time and my students have moved on, never had I taken time to pause and reflect on what it is we teachers try to accomplish. Upon analyzing recent history, I have some growing concerns about the...
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Cat's Illness Lets His Love for Felines out of the Bag
IT'S 2 A.M., and one of our three cats is having some sort of seizure.I'm not sure what to do, so I pick him up and hold him in my arms to try to calm him.These little seizures have been going on for a couple of weeks, and the vet doesn't yet know what's...
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Chiseling Away at a Monument
"We can't have mines everywhere, and we shouldn't have mines that threaten our national treasures." Those were the words President Bill Clinton used when he designated part of the southern Utah redrock wilderness the Grand Staircase-Escalante National...
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CIA Investigates Ties to Democratic Fund Raising
The CIA has opened an investigation into allegations of improper contacts between the Democratic National Committee and the CIA, and involving Egyptian-born oil financier Roger Tamraz, acting director of central intelligence George Tenet said on Monday.The...
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CIA Knew about Contacts' Crimes, House Report Says but Panel Also Rejected Claims regarding Killings in Guatemala
CIA contacts in Guatemala were involved in human rights violations with the agency's knowledge and that information was kept from Congress, a House committee report concludes.The report, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, rejects allegations...
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City Urges Residents to Join `Blues' Recycling Program Is Promoted through Mailing, Supply of Bags
The St. Peters Blues are coming to town next month, and they won't be playing on the ice at the Rec-Plex.The city is promoting its new recycling program with a nifty campaign. A brochure will be mailed to residents next month explaining the Blue Bag...
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City Would Gain from Losing Tax, Gop Hopeful Says
Republican mayoral candidate Jay Dearing says the city could recoup revenue lost by his proposal to waive the city's earnings tax for those who live and work in the city.The earnings-tax waiver would be offset by a jump in property and sales tax revenue...
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Clinton Negotiates to Ease Tension in Summit Prelude
President Bill Clinton tried to soften Russia's resistance to NATO expansion in preliminary summit meeting talks Monday at the White House.But in Moscow, Russian President Boris Yeltsin called for further U.S. concessions and said, "I don't want a return...
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Concealed Weapon Bill Gains Ground in Illinois
A proposal to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed handguns has new life - thanks to a surprise decision to move the bill into a committee dominated by sympathetic legislators.As a result, forces on both sides of the controversial measure expect it to...
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Court Orders New Trial in 1988 Killing
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear prosecutors' arguments that a man convicted of a murder in the Carbondale, Ill., area should be denied a new trial, even though he was given an anti-anxiety drug during the case.The ruling gives new life...
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Deregulation Will Bury Some Utilities While Boosting Others
First it was IBM. Then it was AT&T. Now another "safe" investment is about to come apart.This time it's electric utilities - widely held by older people for dividend income and steady if unspectacular growth. They're also being pitched to baby boomers...
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Disapproving Mother Has Lots of Supporters
Dear Abby: I disagree with your harsh condemnation of "Disapproving Mother," who refused to celebrate her daughter's engagement because the daughter is living with her fiance.I realize that it is difficult to address all considerations in the space of...
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District Is Bringing Funds Together for Construction
After agreeing Thursday night to sell $7 million in bonds, the St. Charles School Board will have about $9.5 million available for construction costs in the district.But the district has only slightly more than $1 million available to complete work at...
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Dog Abuse: Metro East Man to Go on Trial for Severly Injuring Canine
The bullet and spear wounds to the dog were so severe that the sheriff's deputies from Madison County who rescued him were sure he would die.When he miraculously survived, they named him Casper - for the cartoon figure known as the Friendly Ghost.Today,...
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Donors Pledge $86,000 for Trail along Metrolink Expansion Path
Private donors have pledged more than $86,000 for plans for a 27-mile walking and bicycle trail along the same corridor that will be used to extend the MetroLink light rail system from East St. Louis to Scott Air Force Base.That money will go toward...
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Elderly Living Longer, Better Survey Credits Gains in Science, Self-Help
America's elderly are not only living longer but more of them are staying healthy enough to enjoy it. A study shows a 14.5 percent decline in the rate of older people who are unable to care for themselves.A national medical survey taken periodically...
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Exercising Good Judgment
EXERCISE can enable older adults to function nearly as well as they did when they were 14 to 20 years younger, according to a study underway at Washington University's School of Medicine.Dr. John Holloszy, director of the school's division of geriatrics...
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FBI Director Admits Erring in Testimony
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has acknowledged that he gave incomplete testimony to Congress earlier this month.In letters released Monday, Freeh conceded that he had erred when he told a House subcommittee that the FBI was "solely and directly" following...
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Few, but Brave, Diving Right in Little Depth, but Lady Crusaders Eager to Improve on Record
The numbers are down, but the spirits of the St. Dominic High girls swimming team are as lofty as ever."At this point, we only have 13 or 14 swimmers," coach Beth Metcalf said of her third-year program."We had three key girls move or transfer; that hurts...
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Fire District Candidates in Accord Boosting Board Numbers to 5 Apparently Resolves Disputes from Past Races
The two candidates for the Cottleville Fire Protection District board seem to be on the same wavelength. Both say they believe in long-range planning, keeping the tax rate down and increased staffing.Neither candidate says anything disagreeable about...
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Ford Will Eliminate Aerostar but Expects No Layoffs Here
After months of rumors, Ford made it official Monday: Production of the slow-selling Aerostar minivan will end for good on Aug. 22.Union leaders and managers at the Hazelwood plant, the only site where the Aerostar has ever been assembled, were jittery...
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Forget Rebels' Violence - Garbage Is Issue Now
After almost two decades of struggle and thousands of deaths, El Salvador's former rebel movement has gained a measure of power at last and faces a moment of truth: Does it burn the capital's garbage or recycle it?The reputation of the Farabundo Marti...
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Ghosts of Sexism and Racism
The latest development in the Army sexual harassment cases at the Aberdeen proving grounds seems to have set racism and sexism, two virulent, volatile strands of bigotry, on a collision course. In the process, the controversy threatens to undermine the...
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Girls Basketball Coaches out at Visitation, Nerinx Hall
When Thad Strobach stepped down as basketball coach at Visitation in the middle of the 1992-93 season, he left the area's most successful girls team without a leader for the first time in 20 years.The school still is trying to find a replacement who...
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Guard Told Friends of His Job at `Quiet Bank' as Officer, He Believed in Law, Colleagues Say
When Rich Heflin left his job as a Caseyville police officer five years ago to become a bank guard in St. Louis, he told his police buddies not to worry about his safety."This is a quiet bank, in a safe part of town," he told friends.The bank job wasn't...
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Hawks Overcome Late 10-Point Deficit, Win
Atlanta rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final 48 seconds of regulation and defeated visiting Orlando 112-107 in overtime Monday night, ending the Hawks' losing streak of three games in an improbable fashion.Steve Smith scored 38 points, and Christian...
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`Hollywood Walk' Special Eyes Man Behind Scenes
WHENEVER they unveil one of those new stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, you can bet Johnny Grant will be there.He'll not only be there, but he'll be presiding over the ceremony.That's one of his duties as ceremonial mayor of Hollywood and chairman of...
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Home Away from Home Families Help Sting Players Stay Sheltered and Fed -- Mainly Fed
It's intermission of a Sting game at the U.S. Ice Sports Complex in Chesterfield. The players' surrogate moms, clad in Stingwear, have taken their posts midlobby, within sight of the ice and earshot of the buzzer.They've gathered to cajole, commiserate,...
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Illini Women Beat Duke in a Huff
In a season of never befores, the Illinois women's basketball team celebrated its best one yet Sunday night, clobbering Duke 85-67 and advancing, for the first time in school history, to the Sweet 16."I'm very, very proud of my team," Illinois coach...
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(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONLaWanda Mae Hawkins, 82, died Monday, visitation 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Elias-Smith. Burial at Fernwood Cemetery in Roodhouse. Memorials to Bellefontaine Rehabilitation Center in...
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Immigration Service Refuses to Show Mercy in Deportation Case
If you have tears, prepare to shed them. Not so much for the subject of the story that follows as for the humane tradition in our law, which is being sapped by Congress and the attorney general.Engin Yesil is a native of Turkey who came to the United...
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Japan May Allow Women to Use Pill - Finally History, Male- Domination Work against Legalization
Thirty-seven years after birth control pills began transforming sexual behavior in the United States, Japan is finally ready to let its women take them.Maybe.After years of study, a government advisory committee announced last month that it would recommend...
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Lake Ends His Bid for Cia's Top Post Says He's Sick of Being Political `Dancing Bear'
Anthony Lake withdrew his nomination to be CIA director on Monday, telling President Bill Clinton that he could no longer tolerate endless delays in the nomination process.Lake notified Clinton at the White House residence at 4:45 p.m., saying that he...
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Lawyer Latest to Join Race for Mayor
The three-way race for mayor of St. Louis expanded to four Monday, as Donnell Smith filed petitions to qualify as an independent candidate.Smith, a lawyer who ran unsuccessfully for circuit attorney in last summer's Democratic primary, submitted 3,068...
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Lewis & Clark Students Show What They Can Do in East District Contests 40 Medals Captured in 22 Competitions during Vocational Industrial Clubs Event
Students at Lewis & Clark Career Center recently had an opportunity to show off their skill and their school in competitions at the East District Contest of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America.Thirty-one students at the center won 40 medals in 22...
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Man Held in Scalding of Toddler in Bathtub Mother's Boyfriend Says He Can't Recall Events
He told police he was trying to quiet the crying child Sunday night by giving her a bath, so he placed the little girl in the tub and poured water on her face and body. But, from there, he can't remember a thing.As it turns out, the man, Ronald Paul...
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Morning Briefing
HUD Targets Firms Gouging Holders Of Reverse MortgagesThe Department of Housing and Urban Development says it is cracking down on some financial advisers for overcharging elderly homeowners trying to set up reverse mortgages.HUD officials say some financial...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Reflecting on the brief fling that pugilist RIDDICK BOWE had recently with the Marine Corps, ANN KILLION, a sports columnist for the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, refused to join those Riddick-uling the former heavyweight champion. Instead, Killion...
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Mr. Pacheco's Challenge
The new president of the University of Missouri system, Manuel Pacheco, has the kind of background that could inspire anyone to great heights. As the oldest of 12 children from a poor Hispanic family in Colorado, he led the way to college for his family;...
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New Vaccine May Help Stem Aids Progress, Doctors Say
Here are some recent health care developments in the St. Louis area:In an attempt to boost the immune system in people infected with HIV - human immunodeficiency virus - Washington University researchers are injecting HIV-positive patients with a new...
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Nixon to Consider Tobacco Lawsuit Missouri May Join States Seeking to Recover Costs of Health Care
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon plans to meet in Washington tonight with lawyers who have sued cigarette companies to recover the public health care costs of treating sick smokers.Nixon is considering having Missouri join about 20 states that have...
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Obituaries
Mildred Aldine BymanMildred Aldine Byman, 82, of St. Charles, died Friday (March 14, 1997) of natural causes at National Health Care Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Byman was a homemaker. All funeral arrangements are private. Among survivors are a son, Harry...
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Officers Search Ozarks for Suspect in Killings Official Suspect Relatives Helping Woodsman Wanted in 3 Deaths; Residents Fear for Their Safety
More than 60 law enforcement officers, some from the St. Louis area, have converged on the Ozark hills to search for a man accused of one murder and suspected in two others.The manhunt is for Alis Ben Johns, a man described as a woodsman who knows this...
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On Dealing Day, Blues May Have to Pass
The National Hockey League's annual trading dance ends at 2 p.m. today, but as of late Monday night, Blues general manager Ron Caron had yet to find a partner."My deadline to go to the prom is Tuesday, and you can't go single," Caron said.There's no...
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Panic Spreads to Zaire's Capital
Panicked residents fled the capital Monday while rebels boasted that they would take city after city, and rumors spread that the only president a generation of Zairians has known was seriously ill.The autocratic, charismatic Mobutu Sese Seko, who has...
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Panthers Win 4-1 in Devils' Den
New Jersey's Bobby Holik put a puck into his own net, igniting a three-goal, third-period outburst that led the Florida Panthers to a 4-1 victory over the streaking Devils on Monday night.Panthers defenseman Per Gustafsson got credit for the tie-breaking...
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People
Some touching male bonding took place in New York the other night in a cloud of Honduran cigar smoke.Republican strategist ED ROLLINS was the toast of the room at a Manhattan restaurant in honor of his 54th birthday and the apparent demise of his marriage.The...
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Pirates Put Brakes on Stottlemyre's Rush to Be Ready
On the heels of six scoreless innings and seven strikeouts in his last start, Cardinals pitcher Todd Stottlemyre was a bit concerned that he might be peaking too soon if he had a similar performance Monday."I don't think we have to worry about that,"...
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Players' Association Goes to Bat for Mathews on Fine, Suspension
As expected, the Major League Baseball Players' Association filed an appeal Monday on behalf of Cardinals righthander T.J. Mathews. The pitcher has been suspended for six games and fined $2,000 by National League President Leonard Coleman for being quoted...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:COURT ACTIONSt. Peters: Lyndon G. Strickland, 46, of El Dorado, Ark., was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for holding up the Mercantile Bank...
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Rams Sign a 'Total Package'
Rams football was a Jones thing Monday. Free agent linebacker Michael Jones signed with the Rams, and draft prospect Walter Jones (no relation) visited with the team.First, Michael. He signed a four-year, $6 million deal that includes a $2 million signing...
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Reality and Myth in Cuba
A 60-foot wall in Havana - christened the "Graffiti Wall" by foreigners - depicts, in color, Cuba's reaction to the American embargo. Most of the cartoons are directed at Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina."Heil Helms!" salutes Hitler at one end. "You're...
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Renewal New Coach Aims to Build on Tradition
Steve Pfund, the new baseball coach at St. Dominic High, knows what he's getting himself into."I'm filling some big shoes here and it's going to be a real challenge," said Pfund, 36. "Norm Ochsner is a great man and an excellent baseball coach. He's...
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Republican Caucus Faces Up to Reform
In the surreal Senate debate on the investigation of campaign abuses, Republicans did not talk about the turmoil in their souls. They came on the floor from a caucus lunch where they pushed their leader, Trent Lott, aside, took political counsel from...
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Republican Plans to Resuscitate Cities Picking Up Support
Republican proposals to rejuvenate America's inner cities took a back seat in the last Congress but appear to have a better chance this time around.Tax breaks, tax cuts, reduced regulations and guarantees for businesses in poor neighborhoods to attract...
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Roaming Devices: Keeping Track of '90S Youth
IN CASE you haven't noticed, our children have decided not to officially become adults until they're 30, or even later.In contrast to their materialistic forebears, '90s youth have chosen to remain free of adult-type encumbrances - such as housing. To...
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Robbers Kill Bank Guard Man Caught; Authorities Search for 2nd Suspect
Two robbers with assault rifles rushed into a bank in St. Louis' Hi-Pointe area Monday morning, fatally shot a guard and sprayed the crowded lobby with numerous rounds before they fled with a bank bag.One of the men didn't get far. Speeding eastward...
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Robbers Kill Bank Guard Man Caught; Authorities Search for 2nd Suspect
The two men entered the Lindell Bank & Trust on Clayton Avenue at mid-morning Monday and, without announcing a holdup, opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles.First, they shot security guard Richard Heflin Jr., 46, of Belleville. He fell to the lobby floor,...
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School Pension Board Cuts Firm's Funds outside Audit Indicates Fund Healthy; `We're Doing All Right'
Stephen M. Coleman won't be getting an extra $1.35 million from the St. Louis Public School Retirement System for his troubled ColJon Equity Partners after all.The trustees voted Monday not to advance the money - which they had been holding onto - pending...
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Senate Approves Edgar's Nominees
Gov. Jim Edgar's reappointment of four members to the State Board of Education sailed through the Senate Monday despite questions raised about their performance in a highly critical management audit.On an 8-1 vote, the Senate Executive Appointments Committee...
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Senator Releases Letters, Assails FBI over Crime Lab
The Justice Department inspector general accused FBI Director Louis Freeh of testifying inaccurately to Congress about why the bureau suspended the whistle-blower in its crime lab. Freeh acknowledged his testimony was incomplete.An exchange of extraordinarily...
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Sport Shorts
Abbott Is Struggling To Stick With AngelsThe end of Jim Abbott's baseball career might be coming soon. One of baseball's nicest guys has some of the sport's worst stats.After four spring training appearances, he's pitching even worse than last year,...
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Sports Shorts
Abbot Is Struggling To Stick With AnglesThe end of Jim Abbott's baseball career might be coming soon. One of baseball's nicest guys has some of the sport's worst stats.After four spring training appearances, he's pitching even worse than last year, when...
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Spotlight
Jenny Kelley, a senior at Troy Buchanan High School, says other schools fear her school's Future Homemakers of America chapter. Troy High's FHA student participation and success in regional, state and national competition has earned them a reputation.For...
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Stocks Mixed; Interest Rates Are Seen Rising
Stocks closed mixed Monday after investors flocked to shares of companies most likely to match earnings expectations, amid concern that interest rates are headed higher.Gains in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and other drug stocks offset declines in Philip...
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Supreme Court Hands Tobacco Industry Setback Supreme Court Upholds Florida Medicare Law
The Supreme Court let stand a Florida law Monday that makes it easier to sue tobacco companies to recover Medicaid money spent treating smoking-related illnesses.The justices turned down industry arguments that the measure unlawfully seeks to "stack...
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Tamke Becomes Heir Apparent at Emerson
Emerson Electric Co. promoted George W. Tamke to president on Monday, and hinted strongly that he may someday succeed Charles F. Knight as boss of bosses.Knight currently holds the title of president, one he has held off and on in his 24 years at Emerson....
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Temples Show Japan's Ambivalence toward Abortion
Sandwiched between a shoe stall and a men's clothing stand on a quiet side street in Tokyo, the small Chingodo Temple seems an oasis of serenity. Since the 1970s, the temple has served as a place to make offerings to Mizuko Jizo, the god who watches...
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`Ten Commandments' Gets Face-Lift for TV
WHEN the Charlton Heston classic "The Ten Commandments" arrives for its annual ABC outing, on March 30 and 31, it'll look better than new. That's because the film has undergone a face-lift.Paramount has electronically restored the 1956 picture, giving...
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Tension Mounts over Jerusalem Housing Plan Palestinians Vow Nonviolent Resistance to Keep Israel from Building Complex
Israelis and Palestinians girded Monday for a showdown at Har Homa, a disputed patch of east Jerusalem where Israel plans to build 6,500 apartment units. The Palestinians want to preserve the area for their future capital.Israeli soldiers in riot gear...
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Terrific, Pacific Pac-Men Gobble Up Quarter of Slots in Sweet Sixteen
By most reckonings, the Pacific 10 Conference figured to need pacifying when the NCAA Tournament field was announced last week.Conventional "wisdom" held that the Pac-10 would be indulged with maybe four courtesy places in the 64-team field. Then, most...
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Testing, Testing: Dummies Race Rockets into Sunset
FORGET the Bonneville Salt Flats.If you are looking for the land of extreme speed, there is a big mesa in southern Utah where guys in rocket-powered sleds flash by at the speed of sound, zooming down a secretive, warp-speed drag strip across a finish...
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The Story of Night
LONG ago the Great Serpent lived beneath the sea. His only daughter married a young man and lived with him on the land. In those days, there was no difference in night or day, for it was always light.One day the young man awoke restless and unhappy....
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The Telecommunication Problem
AH, the wonders of telecommunication! Did Alexander Graham Bell have an inkling of the morass of wired words that his invention would spawn? Did Bell foresee the future of the telephone? - message machines, voice mail, fax transmissions and (shudder)...
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Top Heavy Front-Line Players Expected to Keep Crusaders Going
The St. Dominic High tennis program simply doesn't have much depth."Our top players are pretty good; they're capable of playing some good tennis," coach Dennis Fischer said. "But after that, we drop off a little bit. If our top four guys could play singles...
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'Use It or Lose It' Staying Fit Keeps the Silver Steppers on Their Toes
DOROTHY TUCKER, 77, can hardly remember a morning at the breakfast table when she didn't eagerly thumb through a list of items on her day's agenda. Her retirement in 1980 was a springboard to a jammed schedule that is, at times, breathtaking.Tucker is...
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