St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 28, 1995

2–P P–W
2 French Soldiers, 4 Serbs Killed in Battle in Sarajevo
The new U.N. tactic of confronting the Bosnian Serbs escalated into a deadly gunbattle Saturday between Serbs and French peacekeepers for control of a U.N. observation post near the center of Sarajevo.Two French peacekeepers and four Serbs were killed.After...
Read preview Overview
2 St. Charles Men Charged in Rape, Murder
Authorities say two men from St. Charles picked up a hitchhiking Leslie O'Neal on March 21 and took her to Busch Wildlife Center, where they raped and strangled her.The pair was charged Saturday in St. Charles County Circuit Court with first-degree murder...
Read preview Overview
6 Killed in Battle after Disguised Serbs Seize U.N. Post
Disguised in French uniforms and blue United Nations helmets, and driving a stolen armored personnel carrier, Bosnian Serbs bluffed their way into a U.N. observation post at a bridge over the Miljacka River Saturday, taking a fresh round of hostages...
Read preview Overview
'96 Spring Turkey Hunt in Mo. Grows by Week
Missouri's spring turkey season next year will run for three weeks instead of two.Actual dates haven't been set, but the season will probably be April 22-May 12, with the extension coming at the end of the former two-week hunt.The spring season is by...
Read preview Overview
A Family Weaves the Ties That Bind
IN HIS LITTLE BOOK about New York, E.B. White wrote that nobody should expect to live there happily without being willing to accept luck. That is, our intentions and competence only take us so far. The important things that come along often result from...
Read preview Overview
A Helping Hand, Not a Deadline
Of the women present at a south St. Louis meeting a few months ago, one was a college graduate, another had one semester left to complete her degree, another had earned her associate's degree and one had recently finished secretarial school. These were...
Read preview Overview
A History of Generosity: Applause for August Busch
IN THE BIGGEST turnout of members of the Thomas Jefferson Society, the heavy hitters of the Friends of the Missouri Historical Society, 150 applauded August A. Busch III when he was honored with the Thomas Jefferson Award on May 15.Guests who had paid...
Read preview Overview
Ailing Mom Wages Warfare from Bed
SOMEBODY ELSE'S MAMA A novel by David Haynes 340 pages, Milkweek Editions, $21.95</P><P>PAULA JOHNSON has moved her ailing mother-in-law, 80-year-old Miss Xenobia Kezee of St. Paul, Minn., to the Johnson family home in rural River...
Read preview Overview
An Exciting Idea for the Arena
Environmentalists and the major institutions in Forest Park would like the city to add The Arena site to Forest Park.Time, however, is growing short. The city has asked for development proposals for The Arena property and has set June 30 as the deadline...
Read preview Overview
Antonia Bird Young British Director of the Controversial `Priest' Isn't Afraid of the Untouchable
THERE was a long, long pause at the other end of the phone, long enough so that there were concerns about being disconnected.Then the crisp, bright English accent of Antonia Bird came back on the line, and there was a chuckle in her voice."I'm really...
Read preview Overview
An Uneasy Alliance
House Speaker Newt Gingrich has pledged to bring up for vote the essential elements of the Christian Coalition's 10-point "blueprint" for moral and social reforms. This raises the old question concerning the relationship between the Republican Party...
Read preview Overview
Archers Helped Extend Firearms Deer Season
People who hunt deer with firearms can thank people who hunt deer with bows for the two-day extension of the firearms deer season in Missouri this fall.Both the archery and the firearms deer hunting seasons were lengthened, the archery by 13 days and...
Read preview Overview
Aspergillus Fungus Is Very Common, Usually Harmless
Dear Dr. Donohue: Do you have any information on pulmonary aspergillus? I would like to know how it develops, its treatment and the outlook when you get it.Aspergillus is one of the most common of all fungi. No matter where you are, you don't have to...
Read preview Overview
A Step Up Is Struck Down
The refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a case involving scholarships for minority students sends a discouraging message to colleges that have used financial incentives to help make up for past discrimination. A federal appeals court had struck...
Read preview Overview
As Water Dropped, So Did Insurance High Percentage of Residents Spurn Flood Protection
Midwesterners may have learned some lessons from the Flood of '93, but protecting themselves with flood insurance wasn't one of them.Despite repeated warnings and new laws closing loopholes in the National Flood Insurance Program, the number of homes...
Read preview Overview
Athlete's Feat. . . Missouri Minister Setting Records, Goals, Example
Tom Thorne's life mirrors his sport - as soon as he finishes one event, it's time to move on to another.Thorne, 51, is the minister of the First Congregational Church of Neosho and a juvenile probation officer for the 40th Judicial Court. In his spare...
Read preview Overview
Athletics Blank Yanks on Ontiveros' 1-Hitter
Steve Ontiveros threw a one-hitter Saturday, allowing only a sixth-inning single that barely eluded his try at a bare-handed stop as the Athletics beat the New York Yankees 3-0 in Oakland, Calif.Ontiveros (5-1) had thrown two two-hitters, one of which...
Read preview Overview
At the Movies
NEWBraveheart (R, violence, language; 2:58). Long but worth every minute. Mel Gibson directs and stars in a magnificent epic about the fight for freedom in medieval Scotland. The sometimes brutal battle scenes are riveting, but the movie also works on...
Read preview Overview
Aussies Can Thank, Curse Stewart for Basketball
When University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart last voyaged to Australia, it was as a missionary in 1980. Stewart, among other coaches, came here to deliver The Word of Naismith to the fledgling Australian devotees of the game."This gentleman...
Read preview Overview
Big Bosses, Big Bucks Casino President Leads the Field for Executive Pay in St. Louis
Casino executive Edward S. Ellers hit the jackpot when he cashed in $17.3 million in stock options. The move made him the highest-paid executive at a St. Louis-based public company.Ellers, the president and chief operating officer of President Casinos...
Read preview Overview
Bird Brains: Many on Martha's Vineyard Are Weary of `Turkey Trot'
Hundreds of turkeys, descendants of escaped domestic gobblers, are roaming the summer resort island of Martha's Vineyard. They soil lawns, peck away shingles and stop traffic.Some consider them a delightful part of the local fauna, others a health hazard...
Read preview Overview
Blues Get C Grade, as in Cupless Keenan's Team Didn't Live Up to Promise
School's out for summer, but who wanted such an early summer vacation?Not the Blues. Not the fans who dutifully paid for pricey seats in a pricey new arena.No, no, no. This is all wrong. Classes were supposed to end in late June, with parades, parties,...
Read preview Overview
Bone Disease Can Sneak Up on Victims
Betty Klaus was so upset by her husband's plans to buy an expensive motor home in 1983 that she tripped on its steep steps and broke her knee cap.Having stalled the motor home sale, Klaus, 70, of Highland, was willing to put up with a knee cast for a...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
NATION NAACP Officials Cut Staff, May Close Offices</P><P>Faced with a $3.8 million deficit, the NAACP will cut its 74-member headquarters staff and may close some of its offices.</P><P>"It has become clear that the first...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
NATION NAACP Officials Cut Staff, May Close Offices</P><P>Faced with a $3.8 million deficit, the NAACP will cut its 74-member headquarters staff and may close some of its offices.</P><P>"It has become clear that the first...
Read preview Overview
Broken Wrist Sidelines Griffey
Ken Griffey Jr., the best player in the history of the Seattle Mariners, will be out of action for at least three months, rehabilitating a left wrist he fractured in Friday night's 8-3 win over Baltimore.Griffey smashed against the outfield wall after...
Read preview Overview
Budget Train Wreck Ahead
The GOP's legislative express train is about to come to a screeching halt. The Senate's passage last week of its version of the GOP plan to balance the budget in the next seven years must now be reconciled with the House's, and that won't be easy.Even...
Read preview Overview
Bulgaria Looking Both Ways
Any night of the week, one of the hottest spots here is Eddy's Tex-Mex Diner, where young Bulgarians guzzle Jack Daniels, eat chili burgers and Cajun shrimp, and listen to local bands belt out songs about tequila sunrises and flat-back Fords. A large...
Read preview Overview
Cards Should Stick with Torre on Principle
When he walks to the mound at Busch Stadium, the reaction of the crowd tells us that Joe Torre is an increasingly unpopular man with the Cardinals' shrinking base of customers.Most talk-show hosts fired Torre long ago. Just about everyone else is taking...
Read preview Overview
Chelios' Goal in Ot Ices Canucks in 4
Chris Chelios brought a sudden end to National Hockey League play at the Pacific Coliseum.The Chicago defenseman scored in overtime for the second successive game Saturday, giving the Blackhawks an emotional 4-3 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks...
Read preview Overview
Chicago Hands Public Housing over to Hud Board of Local Authority Quits; Agency Flunked Federal Tests
The entire board of the Chicago Housing Authority has resigned, dumping the nation's second-largest housing agency - and reputedly the most troubled - in the lap of the federal government.The Department of Housing and Urban Development will take control...
Read preview Overview
Christians Meet, Raise Umbrella of Prayer 8,000 Marchers Discover `We Are Not So Different'
Thousands of Christians faced all four points of the compass - north, south, east and west - during a break in Saturday's heavy rain downtown, raised their right hands and prayed for an end to violence."When people pray together, we find out we are not...
Read preview Overview
Clean Desks Teachers' Early Retirement Awaits Carnahan's Decision
Retirement as early as age 47 could be an option for some public school teachers under a bill on Gov. Mel Carnahan's desk.The bill would allow teachers to draw half their salary as a pension after 25 years of service, regardless of age. Under current...
Read preview Overview
`Communion Test' Gauges Germ Risk Expert Determines Hazards of Sharing Wine
Dipping a wafer into the Communion cup does not eliminate the risk of infection to the communicant, but it is safer than sipping wine from a common cup, says a professor of microbiology.Anne LaGrange Loving, the professor at Felician College, Lodi, N.J.,...
Read preview Overview
Companies Use Stock as Carrot and Stick
Paying executives for performance is one thing. Making them live with it is another.Directors of more and more companies are requiring executives to take their lumps and gains along with other shareholders by requiring executives to own stock.A plan...
Read preview Overview
Concert Celebrates Miles Davis' Life and Music
Miles Davis would have been 69 years old Friday.To celebrate his life and music, a gala tribute was held that night at the Sheldon Concert Hall.The event had all the ingredients for a big night: Featured trumpeter and Davis protege Wallace Roney; Roney's...
Read preview Overview
Court Ruling Expected to Fuel Push for Term Limits
Don't expect the current members of Congress to impose term limits on themselves anytime soon. This is, after all, an institution where the seniority system thrives.Still, the Supreme Court's decision on Monday invalidating state laws on term limits...
Read preview Overview
Crown, a Jewel of Historic St. Louis
Every community has its identifying institutions. In St. Louis, there are, among others, the Arch, the Zoo, the Cardinals, the Symphony - and Crown Candy Kitchen.No one can count of the restaurants that have come and gone since Harry Karandzieff, an...
Read preview Overview
Daily Highlights of Simpson Trial
Developments last week in O.J. Simpson's trial:Monday: The defense team continued to strengthen its theory that blood evidence was contaminated. Gary Sims, a state Department of Justice scientist, was questioned about differing levels of DNA in blood...
Read preview Overview
Dual Crowns for Berkeley Dynasty
Berkeley High track and field took a monumental step Saturday. Meanwhile, Lavar Miller took three giant leaps.Miller failed to break the Missouri state-meet high-jump record he coveted, but the Berkeley junior was prolific.He won the high jump in 6...
Read preview Overview
E. St. Louis Turns on Charm - and Geyser
With a sputter, a swoosh, then a roar, 1,100 gallons of water surged skyward on the East St. Louis riverfront at a speed of 200 feet a second.So was born at 12:30 p.m. Saturday the "Gateway Geyser," a rocket of water that's been billed as the world's...
Read preview Overview
Exhibit of Family Treasure
LITTLE MARION Rumsey Cartier, age 3, told her nanny to add this in a postscript to a letter to her mother:"Mama, I am going to keep all your letters until I am a big girl."And she did. To see those letters, and much more, visit "The Legacy of Elma Rumsey...
Read preview Overview
Fab 5
Audio books have been around for decades, but it has only been in the last few years that the field has exploded into a multizillion-dollar business. Major publishing companies have become involved, often issuing more than 100 titles a year.As the field...
Read preview Overview
Fans Point the Finger of Blame at Keenan for Blues' Collapse
Blues coach and general manager Mike Keenan deserves most of the blame for what went wrong with the club, according to the majority of callers to PostLine, a Post-Dispatch telephone information service. Keenan's treatment of goalie Curtis Joseph and...
Read preview Overview
For Now, Rocket Rout Is off, as Spurs Finally Win One
Forget that Rocket rout. Put away the broom. The San Antonio Spurs aren't Lone Star losers after all.The Spurs, their season in its death throes after two home losses to Houston, climbed back into the Western Conference finals Friday night with a 107-102...
Read preview Overview
French Open Agassi's Big Goal
Andre Agassi has it all.He's got millions of dollars in the bank, a fleet of cars, his own airplane, a glamorous girlfriend named Brooke Shields.He's got the No. 1 ranking in tennis, two Grand Slam victories in a row and the most recognizable name in...
Read preview Overview
French Soldiers Clash with Bosnian Serbs Battle Takes Place at Observation Post
French soldiers, confronting Bosnian Serbs who have taken fellow U.N. peacekeepers hostage, stormed an observation point today near downtown Sarajevo and recaptured it from the Serbs.One Serb was killed in the assault, another example of the United Nations'...
Read preview Overview
Gambling Marks Damp 1st Birthday Cash, Controversy Marked Stormy Year
Riverboat gambling, Missouri's new and sometimes controversial industry, celebrates its first birthday this weekend.And given gambling's stormy first year, it's fitting that the first anniversary found both of the state's floating betting parlors in...
Read preview Overview
Get Government off the Family's Back
If Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar really had political courage, he would veto both the House and Senate versions of a parental notification bill on abortion. Instead, Mr. Edgar, generally considered a supporter of abortion rights, will probably sign the less...
Read preview Overview
Griffey Breaks Wrist, May Be out 3 Months
Randy Johnson struck out a season-high 13 Friday night as Seattle beat Baltimore 8-3 in a game that saw the Mariners lose Ken Griffey Jr. for up to three months because of a broken left wrist.Griffey, who hit his seventh homer of the season in the fifth...
Read preview Overview
Hazelwood East Completes St. Louis' Three-Class Sweep
It was a north St. Louis County affair at the 93rd Missouri high school track and field championships.Leading the victory party were the Hazelwood East girls, who won their first Missouri Class 4A championship in 12 years. Behind the one-two punch of...
Read preview Overview
Hazelwood East Hurdles Competition to Win Title
Before the final event of the Missouri Class 4A boys track and field meet Saturday at Lincoln University, Hazelwood East triple jumper Levar Anderson asked his coach where he needed to place for the Spartans to win the state championship.Coach Scott...
Read preview Overview
Herbal Remedies
Chives and their purple blooms mix with the roses.Mounds of globe basil edge out the boxwood.Tri-color sage and parsley add texture to the margins.More and more, gardeners are using herbal remedies to fill in the blanks in their flower gardens.Dee Garcia...
Read preview Overview
High Water Swamps Riverboats, Profits in Area Communities
High rivers have been rotten luck for a few public treasuries.Flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers forced the President Casino on the Admiral to close May 11, and the St. Charles Riverfront Station casinos to close May 16. Missouri, St....
Read preview Overview
`Hitler Was Not Germany,' Author Says
NAZI GERMANY A New History By Klaus P. Fischer 578 pages, Continuum, $37.50</P><P>EVERY GENERATION needs its own look at Adolf Hitler and his deeds. In 1959, the postwar generation got William Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third...
Read preview Overview
Hojo's RBI Helps Give Cubs Win over Marlins
Howard Johnson, the first batter after a two-hour rain delay, hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning Saturday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Florida Marlins 3-1 in Chicago.Johnson's fly came off reliever Randy Veres, who took over for starter...
Read preview Overview
Hollywood's Deck Stacked Star Endures as Host of Nbc's `Unsolved Mysteries'
A RECENT New York Times travel article described a visit to the Amsterdam house of Anne Frank, who had pinned up magazine photos of Hollywood stars. Among them was Robert Stack.That might surprise today's youngsters, who know him only as the man with...
Read preview Overview
Hooked on Baseball - Bob Broeg's Life Story
Sixty-eight years ago Memorial Day, Bob Broeg saw his first of more than 5,000 big-league ballgames. It was the springboard to a writing career of 51 consecutive seasons with the Post-Dispatch.Broeg also has written 16 books. The latest is his autobiography,...
Read preview Overview
Howell North Takes Title with 3-1 Win over Iwa
After stumbling in the state quarterfinals the past four seasons, the Lady Knights of Francis Howell North High made their first trip to the final four count.In a well-played championship game at St. Louis University's Billiken Sports Center on Saturday...
Read preview Overview
Humor Writer Uses Ozark Roots to Grow National Acclaim
Suzann Ledbetter has gained national acclaim for the two humor books she's written, but she hasn't let fame go to her head - or alter her distinctive Ozarks speech.Ledbetter, who speaks with a drawl prevalent in this part of "Missour-uh," smiled as she...
Read preview Overview
Ice Cream of the Crop Perform at Kiel
Elvis electrified. Oxsana charmed. Victor flirted. Surya bounced. And Brian floated.The best athletes on ice lived up to their reputations Friday at a nearly packed Kiel Center in the Campbell's Soups 1995 Tour of World Figure Skating Champions.Newly...
Read preview Overview
In Animal Kingdom, We're the Peasants
HUMANS DON'T do half-bad sharing the planet with animals. We pay money to see them star in inspirational films. We write checks when it looks as if their numbers are dwindling. We make great calendars and centerfolds out of them.But we draw the line...
Read preview Overview
Indy Could Be Real `Horse Race'
A year ago, the name Roger Penske was used in vain by anyone hoping to see a competitive Indianapolis 500. Penske came, saw and conquered the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a new Mercedes engine that had the edge in horsepower.Taking advantage of an...
Read preview Overview
Indy out, Stock in for U.S. Drivers
The Indianapolis 500 has long enjoyed a reputation as the greatest spectacle in motor sports, reducing the Coca-Cola 600 stock-car race to Memorial Day weekend also-ran status.So how come so many promising young U.S. drivers are opting not for the Indy-car...
Read preview Overview
In Picking against Flyers, the Problems Are Legion
OK, let's go to the clip file and embarrass ourselves."The Legion of Doom line will meet its match in Buffalo goalie Dominik Hasek and the Flyers will fall in six."What we really meant to say was "Buffalo goalie Dominik Hasek will meet his match in the...
Read preview Overview
Invitation to Dinner with the Cartiers
LOOKING THROUGH Elma Rumsey Cartier's menu books is a little like peeking around the dining room door at an elegant dinner party.The Duchess of Windsor is at one end of the table. Can't you see her slicked-back hair and her dark red lipstick? Pierre...
Read preview Overview
Jinxed Jersey? Babe Ruth Uniform Has a History
It's a tale of murder, mystery and memorabilia, with the great Babe Ruth right in the middle.A vintage New York Yankees uniform, supposedly worn by the Bambino during the 1924 season and valued at $50,000, was swiped from the trunk of a rental car parked...
Read preview Overview
John P. Merlie, 49; Neurobiologist at Washington University
John P. Merlie, a neurobiologist at Washington University, died Saturday morning, apparently of heart failure, at his home in Olivette. He was 49.Mr. Merlie dedicated his life to the pursuit of scientific discovery and to his family. His most recent...
Read preview Overview
Just Send the Wedding Gift to the Bank
Dear Miss Manners: Just when I thought I'd seen it all, my daughter received a wedding invitation - not even from a close friend - with a card saying, "If you would like to assist us in saving for the purchase of our first home together," and giving...
Read preview Overview
Kassebaum and Dole Are Miles Apart in Style, Temperament Kansas Colleagues Differ on Some Votes
KANSAS REPUBLICAN sens. Bob Dole and Nancy L. Kassebaum share many of the same heartland values and voting impulses, but they could not be further apart in style and temperament.Dole, 71, is a tough-as-nails career politician with an acerbic wit...
Read preview Overview
`La Belle Helen': Opera at Its Silliest
OPERA THEATRE of St. Louis has presented some 25 humorous operas over its 20-year history, but never has it staged an evening of such silliness as with Jacques Offenbach's operetta "La Belle Helene," the second offering of the new season.And surely none...
Read preview Overview
Lady and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
ROW 11 - Scott Brayton, Car No. 60, 1995 Lola Menard, 231.604 mph: Winning the pole position put this guy on Cloud Nine. If he'd win the race, the interviews would have to wait until he returned to earth. Brayton, 36, is the son of former USAC champ...
Read preview Overview
Larkin Puts Hurt on Cards
Barry Larkin had his excuse. He also had the blessing of his manager and coach.But the temptation of three days of rest and relaxation in St. Louis apparently held no appeal for the Cincinnati Reds shortstop."I declined the offer," Larkin said, smirking...
Read preview Overview
Legacy of Love Cartier Memorabilia Make a Jewel of an Exhinit
PARIS, 1865: Napoleon III is in power. Louis-Francois Cartier's fashionable shop on the boulevard des Italians has caught the eye of the French upper classes. Gentlemen in top hats and ladies in wide crinolines browse among the delicate cameos, amethyst...
Read preview Overview
Legislature's Republicans Used Muscle to Reshape Illinois
When the Republican Party took over both chambers of the General Assembly in January - the first time in a generation that the GOP has held such power here - the new management promised that Illinois would be a different state by the end of the spring...
Read preview Overview
Looney 'Toons and Dancing in the Aisles at Summerfest, Symphony's Program Is Laid-Back Fun
EXPECT the energy level of the Summerfest to rise this year.Conductor David Loebel is in charge - he's the man who outlasted the Energizer Bunny when they appeared together with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on the Balloon Festival stage in Forest...
Read preview Overview
Lovable Leeches? Yes, When You're a Patient with a Reattached Body Part
Dr. John Pulcini calls them "commendable little critters," but suggesting them to patients calls for the best bedside manner he can muster.The creatures are leeches.Pulcini is one of a growing number of plastic and reconstructive surgeons who use leeches...
Read preview Overview
Magic Game Goes `Poof'; Pacers' Hopes Materialize
Everything that made Orlando seem so magical at home was nowhere to be found Saturday, once Shaquille O'Neal and his buddies stepped into noisy Market Square Arena.O'Neal got in foul trouble and scored just 18 points, and the perimeter shooting of Dennis...
Read preview Overview
Magnetic Force of Family
LADDER OF YEARS A novel by Anne Tyler 336 pages, Knopf, $24</P><P>THE EVOCATIVE title of Anne Tyler's new book suggests orderly progression - birth to death, up the rungs of life's ladder. Of course, in a Tyler novel, as in "real life,"...
Read preview Overview
Memorial Day Weekend Highlights
SUNDAY</P><P>- Senior Olympics opening ceremonies, 10:15 a.m., Jewish Community Centers Association, 2 Millstone Campus, west St. Louis County. Games continue through Wednesday.</P><P>- Members of the Gravois Trail Boy Scout...
Read preview Overview
Memorial to the Women Who Served
Dear Ann Landers: Two years ago, when you mentioned the memorial sponsored by the Women in Military Service Association in your column, we received more than 6,000 responses from women veterans and active duty servicewomen who were interested in participating....
Read preview Overview
Mitchell Abruptly Leaves His New Team in Japan
Going ... going ... gone. That's what the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks had in mind when they signed slugger Kevin Mitchell, and that's exactly what they got.That time-tested home run call describes not one of his mammoth dingers, but his departure from the Hawks,...
Read preview Overview
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The story startled the Upon Further Review staff. It felt like somebody smacked our faces with a cold mackerel:PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - TONYA HARDING has told authorities she thinks she is being stalked by professional golfers.Anybody who has been harassed...
Read preview Overview
Most Rams Expected for `Voluntary' Camp
Some voluntary camp.Practically everyone on the Rams' roster is expected to attend the team's minicamp Thursday through Saturday in Anaheim. One exception for the Rams - who've already reached their league limit on mandatory minicamps - will be offensive...
Read preview Overview
Mourning Those Baseball Losses
MEMORIAL DAY used to be a rather solemn occasion; only baseball games and picnics interrupted the parades and patriotic speeches that seemed to be the order of the day.Suddenly, or not so suddenly, considering the passage of time, it's a shopping day,...
Read preview Overview
Mr. Postman
UFR interns Todd Kaye and Steve Leskovsky were given yet another break from their Shemp duties to offer their "Top 10 Blues Excuses For Losing In The First Round, Again." They included:Glare from Keenan's head hindered Cujo's ability to see the puck.Allergic...
Read preview Overview
New CBS Motto: Out with the Old
CBS is changing its name to DUH, the network announced this week.Well, no - but maybe it should. In what sounds like a bad joke but isn't, CBS has canceled "Northern Exposure" and "Christy" and renewed "Touched by an Angel" for fall."Angel" gets the...
Read preview Overview
Nixon: I've Got Evidence on Griffin Attorney General Suspects Speaker Broke State Laws
Attorney General Jay Nixon advised a county prosecutor earlier this year that an investigation by his office had produced evidence that House Speaker Bob Griffin had broken state laws on gaming and the conduct of public officials, the Post-Dispatch has...
Read preview Overview
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOKJune 10 and 11 and June 9-12 are free fishing days in Missouri and Illinois, respectively. The program, which allows people to fish anywhere without licenses those days, kicks off National Fishing Week.Many activities are planned that weekend,...
Read preview Overview
Not Everyone in the City Wants to Get Out
WHILE USING ONE of the online computer services recently, I found myself chatting with a man from New York who asked me if St. Louis was completely flooded out.I live in the city and, while we got a little rain in our basement, everything's fine with...
Read preview Overview
Our Fav Michael Andretti's Is Pick to Win Indy
Once again, we bring you our annual pick to win the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race. Mindful that many alert readers know our futility record in this endeavor, we offer this as a service to those who may be sitting on the fence.After our pick, they know...
Read preview Overview
Ozzie Can't Put off Surgery Any Longer
Although he said he was progressing, Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith probably will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder this week to repair damage from wear and tear over the last 18 seasons."We're putting it off as long as we can," said...
Read preview Overview
Ozzie Would Shun Arm-Saving Switch
The prospect of Ozzie Smith's imminent shoulder surgery raises the question of whether the 13-time Gold Glove shortstop would play another position, such as second base, to save his arm.Smith said he would not and long-time teammate Jose Oquendo said...
Read preview Overview
Pardon His French - Agassi May Win It Yet
Andre Agassi has it all.He's got millions of dollars in the bank, a fleet of cars, his own airplane, a glamorous girlfriend named Brooke Shields.He's got the No. 1 ranking in tennis, two Grand Slam tournament victories in a row and the most recognizable...
Read preview Overview
Parrish's 3-Run Homer Lifts Jays Past Indians
Lance Parrish broke a scoreless tie with his first home run of the season, a three-run shot, and Al Leiter pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings Saturday as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-0 in Toronto.After Bud Black had pitched six...
Read preview Overview
Pena and Lee May Rejoin Redbirds for Next Trip
When the Cardinals begin a 10-game, four-city trip Thursday, second baseman Geronimo Pena and perhaps infielder Manny Lee are likely to be activated.Both have been on rehabilitation option, Pena at Louisville and Lee at St. Petersburg and then Louisville.Pena...
Read preview Overview
People
Out of the mouths of babes. . .LIESEL MATTHEWS, the 11-year-old star of "A Little Princess," is back in school after spending three months making the movie.And to Liesel, making the grade in school is more important than making the movie."If I leave...
Read preview Overview
Performance Pay Backfires
Pay-for-performance awards are pumping up paychecks more than ever, leaving government attempts to limit excessive pay in the dust.The trend is clear in St. Louis and across the nation. Restricted stock grants, stock options and long-term incentive plans...
Read preview Overview
Pitching Plagues Cardinals Reds Have Mound of Fun in 5-2 Win
The Cardinals, digging furiously in the last two weeks, have buried themselves in the bowels of the National League Central Division. They won't pop their heads back out until their starting pitching improves by light years.Vicente Palacios became the...
Read preview Overview
Please Pardon Our French: Frank O. Philes, Get a Life!
HELLO? If you don't think the republic is in danger, consider the contest staged on a recent morning by KSD-FM's Frank O. Pinion. He offered a prize to the first caller who could identify a name in the news. The first caller was asked to identify Wayne...
Read preview Overview