St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 16, 1995

12 Cyclones Hit the Aau Games; Nine Win Medals
The Cyclones, a St. Charles County Track and Field Club, qualified 12 team members for the AAU Junior Olympic National Championship Games held Aug. 2-6 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.And nine of the 12 Cyclones returned with medals.The competition...
1994-95 Progress Jump-Starts Season `We've Started to Play a More Strategic Game'
When Ed Staude took over the Lutheran High-St. Charles soccer program a few years back, the Cougars were basically a kick-and-run outfit. But all that's changed now."Over the last couple of years, we've started to play a more strategic game of soccer;...
Always a Baseball Hero, Mantle a Courageous Role Model in End
Text of Bob Costas' eulogy at Mickey Mantle's funeral Tuesday in Dallas:It occurs to me as we're all sitting here thinking of Mickey, he's probably somewhere getting an earful from Casey Stengel, and no doubt quite confused by now.One of Mickey's fondest...
American League Roundup
Yanks' Outburst Ends Red Sox Streak At 12</P><P>The New York Yankees ended the Red Sox's winning streak at 12 games, scoring five unearned runs in the second inning and then pulling away for a 9-2 victory Tuesday night in Boston.</P><P>Pat...
Area Cooking under Persistent Heat
If Greg Perez made the perfect pizza oven, hot enough to cook a pepperoni at 500 degrees, he'd make it about the same way that most St. Louis homes are made - out of brick and mortar."The intense hotness of the bricks cooks the crust," said Perez, who...
AREA RACE RELATIONS PERCEIVED AS SO-SO NOT MUCH BETTER THAN 5 YEARS AGO, MANY FEEL Series: POST-DISPATCH SHOW-ME POLL RACE RELATIONS Part 4 of 7 Parts
Most St. Louis area residents, be they white or black, believe that race relations in their community are no better than fair.And for the most part, they don't see much improvement in relationships from five years ago. In fact, a sizable minority thinks...
Author! Author! Rep. Gingrich Attracts Big Crowd at Bookstore Here
Newt Gingrich made a brief stop in the St. Louis area Tuesday to sell his new book. The bookstore where Gingrich was autographing copies was surrounded by protesters, but he took no notice of them.Nearly 2,500 people lined up at the Library Ltd. bookstore...
Believe It or Not, Jimmerson Is Set for a Real Battle
Local boxer Art Jimmerson, postponing his second career as a salesman, is preparing to fight an actual contender.He is training to fight German cruiserweight Torsten May, ranked in the Top 10 by three of boxing's top four alphabet soup groups.May is...
Big Leagues: Standout Area Pitcher Aims for New College, New Heights
Dave Siboda has always dreamed of pitching in the major leagues. And he seems to be on schedule.Siboda, a righthander out of St. Charles High, recently completed a stellar career at Meramec Community College. This fall, he'll transfer to Southeast Missouri...
Billikens to Open vs. Lsu in Hawaii
St. Louis University will open its 1995-96 basketball season on Nov. 24 against Louisiana State at the United Tournament in Hawaii.The Billikens will open at home on Dec. 2 with a nationally televised game (ESPN) against Ivy League defending champion...
BLACKS, WHITES SPLIT SHARPLY ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY Series: POST-DISPATCH SHOW-ME POLL RACE RELATIONS Sidebar Story
Black residents of the St. Louis area are far more likely than whites to support affirmative action, according to the Post-Dispatch Show-Me Poll.The poll of 500 St. Louis area residents on both sides of the river found that 78 percent of blacks either...
Blind Love Stuff: It's Cute at Age 8, a Calamity at 28
IN THE PAST, I have advocated arranged marriages.Choosing a spouse, after all, is the single most important decision a person will make. And when does a person make this decision? He makes it when he is young and inexperienced, when wisdom seems more...
Brazil's Overdue Emancipation Proclamation
In 1888, Brazil became the very last country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery officially. Today, however, deep in rural Brazil, far away from the big cities, this archaic evil lives and even flourishes. While no one can say for sure how many...
Brett Butler: Grace in Telling the Truth
WITH THE TELE-GENCIA: After she took a swig of water from a tumbler, Brett Butler, star of "Grace Under Fire," conceded she's given up booze and admitted, "I continue to get help."Of her sudden rocket to fame and fortune, Butler confessed, "I'm earning...
Briefs
OKLAHOMA McVeigh, Nichols Plead Not Guilty In Blast</P><P>Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols pleaded innocent Tuesday in Oklahoma City to committing the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, and their attorneys complained again that they...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Historic Buildings Win Second Reprieve</P><P>Two turn-of-the-century buildings got a stay of demolition again Tuesday night from the St. Louis Heritage and Urban Design Commission.</P><P>Mark Finney,...
Browns' Zeier Cools It over Who's No. 1
Rookie Eric Zeier is playing it cool, saying all the right things, refusing to ruffle any feathers. He's not about to suggest that he's after Vinny Testaverde's job."Vinny is the No. 1 guy here. He has absolutely earned that spot," Zeier said Monday...
Businesses Hid Gifts, Friend of Jones Says Civic Progress Is Accused of Trying to Sway Voting
Craig Walker says he has evidence that several large St. Louis corporations tried to conceal campaign contributions to a stalking-horse candidate in the 1993 city election.That's what a recent federal indictment accuses Walker of. He says his evidence...
Can Several Years on the Pill Cause Infertility?
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am writing for my daughter. She was put on the birth-control pill for two years. She has been off them for one year now, and she and her husband have been trying ever since to start a family.Could her being on the Pill have anything...
Card Game: Emerging Teams Show the Way
As we all know, the Cardinals' season almost was over before it started. Injuries, illness, a hideous start, rotten luck and the inevitable bail-out trades left them with a spring-training-like, split-squad lineup.This team still wins occasionally -...
Cigarette-Buying Minors Give Clerk Nightmares
SANDY IS more than a supermarket clerk. She's the person who makes sure your teen doesn't buy cigarettes.Selling cigarettes to kids under 18 is a burning issue."The store doesn't care if your kids buy cigarettes," she said. "They're more concerned that...
Concealed-Handguns Movement out of Touch
Though a Post-Dispatch Show-Me Poll reveals that residents in all parts of Missouri are deeply disturbed about crime, they reject any notion that allowing citizens to carry weapons would ease public anxiety over crime or make streets safer.The poll's...
County-Jail Escapees Found in Las Vegas
Both men who escaped last month from the Lincoln County jail were back in custody this week, authorities said.They are Brian N. Adams, 24, and Steven N. Northrup, 23, both of Troy. They were caught this month in Las Vegas and returned to Lincoln County...
Crop Subsidies Cost Consumers Billions, Advocacy Group Says
Government farm programs that keep sugar, peanut and dairy prices artificially high cost shoppers about $4.5 billion each year, a consumer advocacy group says.The cost is hidden in everyday foods: an extra 60 cents for each 5-pound bag of sugar, an added...
Data Network Considers Broader Door to Internet
Directors of the Westplex Information Network will consider offering members easier ways to browse the Internet.The network would have to invest in new software and materials to offer Serial Line Internet Protocol, or SLIP access. SLIP access would allow...
Decimal Stock Pricing Urged 12 1/2-Cent Standard Is Bad for Investors, New Report Says
One of Wall Street's quirky traditions, the practice of quoting stock prices in 12 1/2-cent increments, is being challenged.A switch to decimal trading, a new academic study says, will cut costs for investors and reduce a practice known as payment for...
Deputies Find Body of Boy, 10, Who Disappeared While Playing
With flashlights running low and pants caked with mud, two rookie deputies attracted to a strong smell lifted a piece of wood Tuesday and found a body believed to be that of a missing 10-year-old boy.The boy, Christopher Meyer, vanished Aug. 7 while...
Difficult Journeys Children of Divorce Travel between Lives in Summer
ABBE SCHINDLER had very long hair when she was 7. One summer day she wanted a high ponytail. Her father was a capable fellow but was not particularly adept at fashioning high ponytails. And Abbe's mother was not there.For this was summer, and it was...
Dollar's Gains Hurt Multinational Stocks
Blue-chip stocks fell Tuesday as a rally in the dollar to the highest levels in nearly six months threatened to hurt the foreign earnings of multinational firms.A late-session reversal in the bond market, however, pulled stocks off the day's lows. "The...
Dollar Soars in Buying Spree Germany, Japan, U.S. Coordinate Purchases
Moving with rare unity, the United States, Germany and Japan on Tuesday sent the dollar soaring to its highest levels in nearly six months by buying more than a billion dollars in world currency markets.The Bank of Japan bought dollars for yen in Tokyo,...
Drop in Product Prices Hurts Profit at Huntco
Huntco Inc.'s profit fell 52 percent to $906,000 in the quarter that ended July 31.Robert Marischen, vice chairman of the steel processor, said a decline in raw material prices forced a drop in product prices, which hurt earnings.Huntco also said it...
East Coast Braces for Full Force of Felix Virginia, N. Carolina Will Get Hit Hardest
Thousands of people crowded bridges and ferries Tuesday, fleeing North Carolina's Outer Banks for the mainland as Hurricane Felix took dead aim at the coast.The sky was clear and sunny in the afternoon as the hurricane churned at 80 mph hundreds of miles...
Family Flicks
NEW</P><P>Babe (PG): A sweet story about a talking pig that learns to herd sheep. Producer and co-screenwriter George Miller (that's right, the "Mad Max" guy) refuses to sugarcoat life on a farm where, for most of the yakking menagerie,...
Fans Offer the Mick a Final Salute
They came to celebrate Mickey Mantle's heroism, these old Yankees, fans and family. And not just the golden moments from his Hall of Fame career, but his brave, final inning.Baseball said farewell and thanks to The Mick, remembering his glory and flaws...
First Step toward a Test Ban
President Bill Clinton did the right thing last week when he pledged to support a total ban on all nuclear testing. Previously, at the insistence of the Pentagon, the United States favored a ban that would permit low-level testing of nuclear devices...
Gambling Losses: Riverboats Cutting into Bingo's Take
Every Thursday afternoon, the women begin filtering into the hall at DeSmet Jesuit High School in west St. Louis County to get ready for another night of low-stakes, high-excitement bingo.Although the caller doesn't start announcing numbers until 6:45...
`Gender Gap': It's Here, Huge, Permanent Expert: It Holds for `Dog Catcher in Montana' Race
IF 1992 WAS the year of the woman and 1994 was the year of the angry white man, 1996 is shaping up as an unprecedented political war of the sexes in white America.The Washington confrontation between a Democratic Party led by Bill Clinton and a Republican...
Giants Pitchers Keep Cardinals in Deep Freeze
Jamie Chancellor Brewington. Sounds as if he should be in prep school and not the major leagues.Brewington, a San Francisco Giants righthanded pitcher who was in Class A last year, is just the latest opposing hurler with modest credentials to baffle...
Gingrich Came, Saw, Sold 1,500 Books
Newt Gingrich made a brief stop in the St. Louis area Tuesday to sell his new book. The bookstore where Gingrich was autographing copies was surrounded by protesters, but he took no notice of them.Nearly 2,500 people lined up at the Library Ltd. bookstore...
Good-Deed Doing Can Be Thankless
Dear Abby: "Unappreciated in Alamogordo, N.M." brought to mind a similar incident with regard to a found wallet.When our youngest daughter was in high school, we were walking outside a local supermarket and she noticed a wallet on the pavement. She picked...
Heat Takes Hard Toll on Young Cougars
Alan Schneider is off to a bit of slow start in his new job.The coach of the first-year cross country program at Lutheran-St. Charles High, Schneider has a team with almost no running experience. And the oppressive heat in the area hasn't helped much...
High-Flying Zoltek Stock Falls as Fast as It Soared
The stock of Zoltek Cos., which began rising sharply for no obvious reason a few weeks ago, has fallen abruptly in recent days - again for no obvious reason.On July 20, Zoltek's stock was trading at $29.50 a share. It rose almost every day until Aug....
Hoffman Has Challenger, If He Decides to Run Again
Steve Stobbs would have a pretty good start on getting elected state representative with just the votes of family and friends who joined him Tuesday morning for the announcement of his candidacy.About 30 supporters stood in a park near the Madison County...
Hyper Viper out of Line on Ice, Turnbull In-Line Now
Perry Turnbull's career change came accidentally.When his son, Travis, started playing hockey here, he found precious little ice time."They'd get out there once a week," said Turnbull, who played six seasons with the Blues in the 1980s. "They'd just...
ITEM FOR YOUR TO-DO LIST: TAKE A BREAK Series: Tired, Wired & Mired Third of Five Parts
YOUR BRAIN is a wonderful instrument, but sometimes you don't need it. Sometimes, you'd be better off with a piece of paper.Rely on memory to keep your life in order, and before you know it, you're apt to find yourself thinking, "Whoops! I knew I was...
Japanese Widens Scope of Apology for Wwii
Japan still isn't over World War II, and neither are its Asian neighbors. But a summer season of remembrance, capped with Tuesday's 50th anniversary of the war's end, broke some taboos - and could set the stage for looking ahead.Prime Minister Tomiichi...
Jordan Plans Football Preparations If Cards Don't Make Proposal Soon
As the professional football regular season draws closer, Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan said he is thinking more and more about playing in it.Jordan, 28, said that if the Cardinals didn't have some sort of long-term proposal for him in the next...
Justice's Blast in Eighth Helps Braves Halt Marlins
David Justice hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday night, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 victory over Florida and ending the Marlins' winning streak at six games.The Braves overcame the loss of scheduled starter Greg Maddux.Maddux,...
Latest Balkan Exodus: Croats Flee Banja Luka
The order came after midnight. Within 24 hours, Andja Zizak and her family became statistics of war, fleeing from Bosnia with hundreds of others Tuesday in a wave of retaliatory civilian expulsions."We were told there was no place for us anymore because...
Let's Call the Whole Thing off Canceling a Wedding at the Last Minute Can Be Humiliating, Expensive.And Sensible
GUESTS, flowers, champagne, band. One smiling clergyman and one nervous groom.After months of preparation, the stage is set and the cast is ready.But instead of "Here Comes the Bride," the leading lady has opted for "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off."Jilted...
Lyle Gives Newman Strong Run for Starting Free Safety Position
A year ago, veteran Anthony Newman took rookie Keith Lyle under his wing. Now, Lyle is looking to fly on his own and take Newman's starting job with him.Lyle, 23, started at free safety against Oakland on Saturday. Newman, 29, is playing behind him,...
Mandela Pays Visit to Afrikaner Outpost Has Coffee with Widow of Apartheid's Creator
President Nelson Mandela dropped in for coffee Tuesday with the widow of the man who virtually invented white rule.It was one of the stranger sights in post-apartheid South Africa.Orania is no leafy suburb where Afrikaner ladies like diminutive Betsie...
Mariners Get Coleman for Player to Be Named
The Seattle Mariners said they have acquired former Kansas City Royals outfielder Vince Coleman for a player to be announced.Coleman will join the Mariners today in Minnesota.Coleman, 33, played 75 games with Kansas City this season. He is hitting .287...
Minor-League Roomie Remembers Mantle Fitting In
Bob Wiesler awoke Sunday morning ready to celebrate his 65th birthday with his family. The Wiesler clan enjoyed dinner together, followed by a trip to the Alton Belle.But this day had some sadness too.Wiesler's minor-league baseball roommate, Mickey...
Missouri Acts to Reduce Inmates' Lawsuits
House Bill 424, which will go into effect on Aug. 28, will reduce the number of unnecessary inmate lawsuits filed and direct a dose of just deserts to those felons who abuse the court system.The law requires inmates to exhaust all administrative remedies...
Morning Briefing
Monsanto Sees Biotech Making Money In 1997</P><P>Monsanto Co. says its agricultural biotechnology businesses will start making money in 1997, after 15 years of investing in biotech products for animals and crops.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The California Angels and Cincinnati Reds have solid leads in their division races. But don't count them in yet, notes GERRY FRALEY of the Dallas Morning News.Why?The Ex-Cub Factor."The theory holds that the more Cubs a team has, the worse its chances,"...
National League Roundup
Sanders Blasts Three As Reds Rout Rockies</P><P>Reggie Sanders homered in his first three at-bats Tuesday night, leading a four-homer attack that swept the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-3 victory at home over the Colorado Rockies.</P><P>Sanders...
Never Say Never despite Rejection, Developer Pursues Kisker Farms Subdivision
Plans for the Kisker Farms subdivision in Orchard Farm are not dead, despite being rejected by the St. Charles County Council on Monday night.The council actually voted 5-2 to approve the preliminary plat. But thanks to some maneuvering of the agenda,...
New Coach Eager to Get Back into Game, Mold Team
Mike Lueck, the new varsity football coach at Lutheran High of St. Charles County, just can't seem to shake the coaching bug. And he doesn't want to."I first started playing football when I was 4 and I've been involved in the game, either as a player...
Nixon Is Back in TV Docudrama
AS SURELY as Elvis, Richard Nixon is back. Already."Manolo! Wine!" he barks at his faithful steward."The Chateau Lafite-Rothschild?""Yes, you bet!" exclaims Nixon. "For something like this, only the best." He warms his hands over his plate.It is Oct....
Nixon Poised for Effort to End School Transfers He's `Disappointed' in School Board's Plan
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon says he will move quickly to try to end the voluntary city-county desegregation program under which 13,500 black students from the city attend suburban schools.Nixon said he was "disappointed" with the desegregation...
No Place to Rest: Cemetery Work Had Mu Tailback on Move
Much as he has spent the rest of the 20 months since he transferred from Indiana University to the University of Missouri, Kenyetta Williams was buried in obscurity this summer. He whipped weeds, mowed grass and landscaped at Columbia Cemetery."He was...
Obituaries
Dalton Bloemer</P><P>Dalton Lee Joseph Bloemer was stillborn Saturday (Aug. 12, 1995) at St. Joseph Hospital West at Lake Saint Louis.</P><P>Dalton was the son of Charity Pool of O'Fallon.</P><P>A graveside service...
One Man's Moment of Truth
THE TRUTH - that I didn't want to spend the rest of my life with Jennifer - revealed itself slowly and in strange ways, starting about six months before the wedding date.On long commutes, alone in my car, I found myself listening to certain pop songs...
Only Her Typewriter Is Silent Eudora Welty Is Still Telling Stories at 86
EUDORA WELTY has spent her life telling stories, and although her typewriter has now stopped, the stories keep flowing. On a recent 100-degree Mississippi morning, she leaned forward from a large blue chair in her parlor and began her latest."I know...
Ortwerth Asks U.S. to Fund Causeway
The state is seeking money from the Federal Highway Administration for a causeway on part of Highway H.St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth announced Monday that the Missouri Highways and Transportation Department is seeking the money from an emergency...
Oven-Baked Area Cooking under Persistent Heat and Hazy Sky
If Greg Perez made the perfect pizza oven, hot enough to cook a pepperoni at 500 degrees, he'd make it about the same way that most St. Louis homes are made - out of brick and mortar."The intense hotness of the bricks cooks the crust," said Perez, who...
Paris Traveler Has Layover of Lifetime
IT'S every traveler's nightmare - getting stuck in an airport.Alfred Nasseri has been detained in the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris for more than six years. Bad travel agent? Special low-fare ticket? No, but he has had some problems.On his release...
People
When the rock stops rolling:Gone forever, along with JERRY GARCIA, is a fall tour by THE GRATEFUL DEAD. Before Garcia died Aug. 9, concerts had been scheduled from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22 in six cities. Refunds are planned.More medical maladies for R.E.M....
Perot Attracts Radical Middle
The exhibition hall at Ross Perot's big conference here last weekend was a sideshow of every eccentric political cause.t Booths for the Republican presidential candidates, Common Cause, Citizens for a Sound Economy and other mainstream groups stood cheek-by-jowl...
Police Find Body of Boy, 10, Who Disappeared While Playing
Two rookie officers searching thick woods on the midnight shift Tuesday found the body of a boy believed to be a 10-year-old who disappeared last week."I want to pin a star on these guys," Will County Sheriff Brendan Ward said. "They were persistent,...
Prosecutor May Ask Ito to Exit from Simpson Trial Fuhrman Tapes Can't Be Severed from Future Rulings, Clark Says
Judge Lance Ito recused himself from deciding two key issues in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial Tuesday as tapes of former detective Mark Fuhrman threw the court into unprecedented confusion and disarray.Ito's ruling may delay the case several days,...
Prosecutor Suggests Ito Sit out Rest of O.J. Trial Taped Remarks about Judge's Wife Could Cloud Rulings, Clark Argues
The O.J. Simpson murder trial took a sensational turn Tuesday when prosecutor Marcia Clark suggested that Judge Lance Ito should disqualify himself from the case because his wife was insulted on a recording by a controversial prosecution witness."It...
Rams Remain Strangers in Their Own City
Fresh in their new territory, the Rams haven't taken hold.The television ratings for their first exhibition game were surprisingly mediocre. Listen to one of the sports call-in shows, and you'll hear more chatter about grotesque baseball or Mike Keenan's...
Rams' Secondary Losses No Primary Concern
They've lost their top cover guy, Darryl Henley, to legal problems.And their top hitter, Marquez Pope, to free agency.Yet Todd Lyght said the Rams will be better in the secondary this season. Much better."We're much more improved," said Lyght, the Rams...
`Redneck' Democrat Pushing Colin Powell for President
Gene Taylor, a four-term, 41-year-old Democratic congressman from Mississippi, has a cap of thick yellow hair, a deep-fried drawl and a pickup truck. He says he's a good ol' boy and "by the standards of some of them in there" - indicating the House chamber...
Regional Seeking to End Deal with Hmo New Chief Asks for $1.2 Million Back
The new board chairman of St. Louis Regional Medical Center is trying to get back the $1.2 million invested by the hospital in a for-profit health maintenance organization, an executive of the plan says.Dr. Leon Cooper, an executive with Florida-based...
Retail Developer Misses Its Deadline for Tenant List; Project Still on Line
The Spencer Creek Development Corp. is late in giving St. Peters a list of national tenants for its 56-acre retail development near Suemandy Road.The blown deadline gives The Board of Aldermen the right to invalidate the city's contract with Spencer...
Reynolds Reads from Transcripts of Sex Talks Congressman Denies Intercourse with Teen
Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., dueled with a prosecutor in his sex abuse trial Tuesday as she tried to trip him up with his own words from explicit phone conversations he had with his teen-age accuser.Reynolds stumbled a few times but seemed calm and confident...
Ruby Ridge Survivors Settle for $3.1 Million Government Admits No Wrongdoing in Siege
The Justice Department agreed Tuesday to pay Randy Weaver and his children $3.1 million for the killing of Weaver's wife and son during a siege by federal agents of the white separatist's cabin at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.Each of the three surviving children...
Sanders Blasts Three as Reds Rout Rockies
Reggie Sanders homered in his first three at-bats Tuesday night, leading a four-homer attack that swept the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-3 victory at home over the Colorado Rockies.Sanders hit a two-run homer and a solo homer off rookie Bryan Rekar and added...
Schieni Scholarship Winner Heading for Lindenwood
As a youngster, Kim Lesley never cared for the game of basketball."It just didn't seem like a game I'd enjoy," she said. "In fact, I didn't even start playing until I was in the eighth grade."A lot has changed in the last few years. Lesley, a May graduate...
Seles Breezes; Graf Wheezes
For her return to tournament tennis, Monica Seles came equipped with the whole package - backhands, forehands, whistling shots that kissed the line.It added up to a 6-0, 6-3 wipeout of Kimberly Po in the Canadian Open on Tuesday night, a victory that...
Shareholder Report Harvard Student Writes Book Explaining U.S. Expenditures
When people ask Meredith Bagby about her summer vacation, she's got a mouthful to tell them.Last summer, before her senior year at Harvard, Bagby write a book called "The First Annual Report of The United States." This summer, she spoke in between presidential...
Sports Shorts
The Seattle Mariners said they have acquired former Kansas City Royals outfielder Vince Coleman for a player to be announced.Coleman will join the Mariners today in Minnesota.Coleman, 33, played 75 games with Kansas City this season. He is hitting .287...
Static Wages Loom Large as Issue in '96 Campaign
WAGE STAGNATION, which has persistently held down the living standards of tens of millions of Americans, is finally emerging as a big economic issue for Democrats and Republicans in the 1996 campaign.President Bill Clinton's administration, in particular,...
Sweeney, Sister Help Raiders Push to Victory
Tiffani Sweeney didn't get much sleep Monday night. And Tuesday night, she was probably too excited to sleep."I woke up real early Tuesday; I was so pumped up, I couldn't stay in bed any longer," Sweeney said. "I woke up my sister (Caitlin) and the first...
Taking Charge: Plunked Hitters Make Their Pitch
Inside Baseball never lets silly macho-man posturing pass without snide commentary. So when Cubs shortstop Shawon Dunston charged Giants pitcher Sergio Valdez and socked him on the eye . . . well, we had to make note of it.It seems Valdez had the audacity...
The Bitter Truth According to Their Diaries, Most College Students Lie
Moms, keep this in mind: The next time the kids call home from college, there's about a 50-50 chance they'll tell you a lie.A study of University of Virginia college students found that when they talk to their mothers, they lie about once in every two...
The Conversion of Jane Roe
Norma McCorvey, the used and abused central figure in the monumental Roe vs. Wade abortion case 22 years ago, is a new creation. Not only does she testify to being spiritually reborn, she also says she no longer believes in abortion on demand.True, she...
The School Board's Plan
The St. Louis Board of Education wants the state to increase its financial aid in exchange for being relieved of its court-imposed obligation to pay for school desegregation. That is not an unreasonable request, given the special challenges facing the...
U.S. Gymnasts Have Spring in Their Step
It wasn't all that long ago that the vaunted Soviet gymnasts, the little Natashas and sturdy Svetlanas, would routinely take control of any practice session that also included American kids.Before a big meet, for example, if both countries were allotted...
U.S. Seeks $5 Million in Sweatshop Back Pay
The federal government said Tuesday it would seek $5 million in back wages from clothing makers who subcontracted with a Southern California sweatshop uncovered in a raid Aug. 2.The sweatshop, in El Monte, employed immigrants in what the government...
Vaughn Hits 30th as Red Sox Roll Up 12th Victory in a Row
Mo Vaughn hit his career-high 30th home run and Tim Naehring added a three-run shot to lead the Boston Red Sox to their 12th consecutive victory Monday night, 9-3 over the New York Yankees at Boston.After allowing two runs in the first inning, Erik Hanson...
Vintage Automobile Turns Heads on Visit to Its Home
For the past 71 years, the Moon has been in New Zealand. Now, thanks to Warwick S. Wilson, the Moon is back in its hometown of St. Louis.Wilson spent $3,500 to ship the 1924 Moon Touring Car, which he affectionately calls Moon, from New Zealand to California....
Washington Ends Westbrook's Pain
Wide receiver Michael Westbrook, the No. 4 pick in last spring's National Football League draft, ended a 26-day holdout Tuesday by signing a seven-year, $18 million contract with the Washington Redskins."I'd like to tell the fans, sorry it took so long,"...
Would a Wedding and Grave Visit Mix?
Dear Ann Landers: I am the eldest of four girls. Our father passed away 21 years ago. We were 12, 11 and 1 at the time, and Mom was pregnant with my youngest sister, "Amy." We all love Amy a lot.Here's the problem. Amy will be marrying in a few weeks....
Yanks' Outburst Ends Red Sox Streak at 12
The New York Yankees ended the Red Sox's winning streak at 12 games, scoring five unearned runs in the second inning and then pulling away for a 9-2 victory Tuesday night in Boston.Pat Kelly had three doubles and three RBIs and Jim Leyritz had three...