St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 24, 1995

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2 Hurricanes, Storm Keep Trackers Hopping
Two hurricanes and a tropical storm formed out in the Atlantic in 12 hours' time Wednesday, making this one of the most active hurricane seasons on record.Tropical systems were lined up like ducks from the mid-Atlantic to the Florida peninsula.The...
4 Years Later, Slu-Cavs Exhibition Provides Chance to Pay an Old Bill
St. Louis University has won 10 NCAA soccer championships, but the 1991 semifinal game against Virginia probably ranks in Billikens lore with some of those title matches.SLU led the Cavaliers 2-1 with less than 90 seconds remaining in that '91 semifinal...
A Disappointing Special on Great Topic: Women
LLYNN SHERR must have been napping when she put together her women's-history special "Susan B. Anthony Slept Here" (9 p.m. Saturday on Channel 30).The special is based on Sherr's book of the same title, an endlessly fascinating guide to American women's...
Affirmative Action Levels Playing Field, Jackson Says
Jesse Jackson said here Wednesday he plans to urge President Bill Clinton to hold a White House conference on equal employment opportunities for all."It is not in the best interest of America to oppose affirmative action," Jackson told a national meeting...
`A Gift from God' Surgery Gives Hope to Mother of Bomb Victims
Edye Smith, whose two little boys, Chase and Colton, died in the Oklahoma City bombing, knows she can't replace them. But at 23, she's not ready to give up on the idea of having a family.On Thursday, she will undergo surgery to try to reverse the tubal...
All's Fair Duquoin Caps off Summer of Fun
The annual DuQuoin State Fair opens with a preview night at 6 p.m. Friday and continues daily through Monday, Sept. 4, at the fairgrounds at DuQuoin, Ill., about 70 miles southeast of St. Louis.The fair traditionally ends the summer fair season in Illinois....
Although Loopy from the Heat, Caddie Pulls Holtgrieve Through
This correspondent recently took time from the normal duties of surveying local courses to cover the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association championship at Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course.The tournament was conducted during the hottest stretch of...
A Melon, by Any Name, Tastes Sweet This Season
The advent of melon season is announced in the countryside with hand-lettered signs at farm stands. Most say it simply: "Lopes."The sign is incorrect because the salmon-fleshed melons we called cantaloupes aren't cantaloupes at all. They are muskmelons....
Attorney Promises to Check Charges of Political Lies
Berkeley City Attorney Denise J. Watson-Wesley has promised that she will investigate claims that Councilwoman Judy Ferguson Shaw's opponents misrepresented the facts when they circulated petitions to recall the councilwoman."If true, it's a definite...
Auditions/announcements
Forest Park Community College: 7-9 p.m. tonight, Mildred E. Bastion Center, 5600 Oakland Avenue. Roles for one 13-year-old girl and one boy slightly older for production of "This Property is Condemned." Readings will be from the script. For more information,...
'Baby-Sitters" Author Reaps as She Sews
ANN M. MARTIN seems at least as nice, if not nicer, than any of the seven charming young characters she created in her phenomenally successful book series, "The Baby-sitters Club."Her favorite hobby is sewing, and she becomes very animated during a telephone...
Barber Discovers His Stuff in Time for First Victory
The Cardinals unfurled some of their pitching future the last two nights - and this part of their game appears to have some potential.Metro-East product T.J. Mathews gained his first big-league win in relief Monday night.Tuesday night, righthanded...
Beat U. Jam or Study? College Band Members Find Ways to Do Both
At St. Louis University, basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour's lofty cagers are not the only BMOCs."Everybody here's kind of nuts about Stillwater," said SLU grad student and Stillwater fan Jennifer Rolf."Students recognize band members (Chris Grabau,...
Bids Sought for Privately Built Prisons
Moving full-speed ahead with Gov. Jim Edgar's plan to quickly expand the state's crowded prison system, state officials are seeking bids from firms wanting to build privately constructed facilities.The Illinois Department of Corrections also is asking...
Blown Away Mechwarrior Sequel Packs All the Blast of Its Predecessor
Title: Mechwarrior 2Format: PC CD-RomPublisher: ActivisionPrice: $48.99Ages: 14 and upFive years ago, Activision came out with Mechwarrior, a computer game based on the Battletech system of role-playing and miniatures. Despite its repetitious missions...
Blue Chips Tumble, along with Microsoft
Stocks fell Wednesday as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Caterpillar Inc. and Walt Disney Co. tumbled, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its lowest level since June 30.At the same time, optimism faded that Microsoft Corp.'s introduction of its...
Bold Burglars on the Loose in W. County
A recent string of daylight burglaries throughout the West County area has been attributed to two women police describe as bold robbers.How bold?Police say they knock on doors or ring doorbells to ask if the house is for sale, or tell residents they're...
Books on Tape
"SHARPE'S COMPANY" A novel by Bernard Cornwell (10 hours, unabridged</P><P>When Richard Sharpe rose through the ranks to become an officer, it was because his leadership and bravery were recognized by the Duke of Wellington. In fact,...
`Boss' Ross Charging Ahead in San Diego
Ten weeks ahead of schedule, the San Diego Chargers had a bye - an unexpected bye Saturday in Houston."We were about to take the field for the coin toss when an official came up to us and told us to stay in the dressing room," coach Bobby Ross said....
Briefs
NATION ABORTION CLINIC KILLINGS Judge Rules That Activist Is Fit For Trial</P><P>A judge in Dedham, Mass., on Wednesday found anti-abortion activist John Salvi III competent to stand trial on two counts of first-degree murder stemming...
Briefs
ILLINOIS MADISON COUNTY Former Aide To Topinka Skips Run For Congress</P><P>Jim Howard, a former aide to state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, announced Wednesday he would not run for the Republican nomination for Congress from the 20th...
Briefs
MISSOURI PRISON LOCKDOWN Inmates Still Restricted; Officials Hunt For Hooks</P><P>The 728 inmates at the Potosi Correctional Center are locked down indefinitely while prison officials search for four long, metal coat hooks that could...
Bringing a New Cat into the Household
WE passed the home visit. We signed the legal papers. Now we wanted to bring home our little bundle of joy - all 10 hairy pounds.Yep, we were still trying to adopt a cat in Washington D.C., the city that can complicate anything. Our orange tiger, Hodge,...
Burma Uprising, with American Focus
"BEYOND RANGOON" Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:40.</P><P>THIS timely, sometimes intriguing, sometimes melodramatic philosophical adventure is set in Burma in 1988, when thousands of people, led by students and Buddhist monks,...
Burning Prophet Tireless Reggae Master Winston Rodney Keeps the Flame in His Music
When reggae superstar Winston Rodney took the name Burning Spear - after the nickname of African freedom fighter Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya's first head of state - it became very obvious that he was just as serious about his message as about his compelling...
Canseco's 2-Run Homer Settles Beanball Battle
A beanball duel involving Boston's Roger Clemens and the California Angels was settled with a home run instead of fists, as Jose Canseco followed a brushback pitch with a two-run shot in the Red Sox' 6-4 victory Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif.From the...
Can You Still Funky Chicken? Reed's Retrospective Can
The Essential Jerry Reed (RCA)</P><P>You might be a redneck if . . . you blast Jerry Reed's swamp classic "Amos Moses" at full volume while doing the funky country chicken to lyrics like "They raised up a son who could eat up his weight...
Carolina Claims St. Louisan By'not'e
The expansion Carolina Panthers on Wednesday claimed running back Butler By'not'e, a St. Louisan, and wide receiver Ray Crittenden off waivers.The team also released defensive back Tony Jones and wide receiver Greg Clifton.By'not'e, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound...
Categorically Unmissable These Lectures, Fairs, and Concerts Might Render Exams Forgettable
A veritable lollapalooza of special events will occur on area campuses this year, one of the first being a Localpalooza at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.Sponsored by UMSL's Pi Kappa Alpha chapter (8826 Natural Bridge), the fourth annual festival...
Chilling Twists Distinguish Christie's `Ten Little Indians'
The Chesterfield Community Theater's current offering is "Ten Little Indians," one of Agatha Christie's best-known mysteries.Like many British mystery plays, "Ten Little Indians" is set in a remote English manor house. In this case, the house is more...
China Convicts Human Rights Activist of Spying, Hands Him 15 Years in Jail
A Chinese court today found American human rights activist Harry Wu guilty of spying and other charges and sentenced him to 15 years in prison and expulsion from the country.Under Chinese law, Wu must first serve the prison sentence, said a spokesman...
Cincinnati Uses Depth Charges to Sink Cardinals
One of the reasons the Cincinnati Reds could go far in postseason play this season is that they surely have the best 25-man roster in the National League.The Reds have a veteran crew of extra men, and Davey Johnson deployed a handful to face the Cardinals...
Clip On: Tresses You Buy and Apply Grow Tired Hair Long
THERE'S A new prescription for the bad-hair-day blues.It's a distant cousin of those pin-on hairpieces for women in the late '60s and early '70s that had such names as falls, cascades and wiglets.The '90s version is the clip-in hair extension or enhancer:...
College Employees Get 5.5 Pct. Pay Increase
St. Charles County Community College trustees have approved wage increases and other policy changes for secretaries, clerical and custodial workers and professional-technical staff.Trustees approved an increase of 5.5 percent for each of the next two...
College Roundup: News You Can Use at Area Campuses
Best Campus Band: Wash. U. - Issac Green and The Skalars. UMSL - Members of Stir graduated last year, but the group is still one of the more popular on campus. SLU - Stillwater is just as popular off campus as on. SIUE - The music program's...
Cooper Hasn't Allolwed Skid to Swerve Him into a Ditch
When both were in the American League, lefthanded-hitting Scott Cooper was six for 10 against lefthander David Wells, the Cincinnati Reds starter Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.But as Cooper said, "What's happened before doesn't mean anything now."Few...
Cooper Hasn't Allowed Skid to Swerve Him into a Ditch
Scott Cooper, a lefthanded hitter, was six for 10 against Cincinnati lefthander David Wells when both were in the American League.But as Wells prepared to face the Cardinals on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, Cooper said that "what's happened before...
Couple's Night out Ends in Hit-and-Run Woman Killed in Street outside Fox Theatre
It was 8:05 p.m. Tuesday and George and Lolly Hauser were running a few minutes late for "Phantom of the Opera."George Hauser did what countless other husbands have done before him: He stopped his car in front of the Fox Theatre and let his wife out.But...
Cranberries' Vocalist O'riordan Elevates Group's Music
LIKE all sprawling venues, the big Riverport stage has the power to swamp a thousand ill-defined comers. On Monday, that stage was mastered by a fully realized pop star named Dolores O'Riordan.She's the singer for the Cranberries, an Irish quartet that...
Curtain Call 101 Here's Your Chance to Speak the Speech Trippingly
All the world's a stage, sayeth the Bard and Madonna (you know, "Take A Bow"). If this is true, can college be considered a dry run, a rehearsal, as it were, for the real world? Think about it: the campus provides an opportunity to re-invent oneself,...
Cut Meetings to Once a Month? Committee to Review Suggestion
Chesterfield City Council members are considering a plan to limit themselves to one meeting a month. The council tabled the idea and sent it to a legislative committee for review.Councilman Mike Cullen, 4th Ward, said the council and the city would be...
Danger Lurks beneath Earth in Form of Voles and Moles
This appears to be the summer of the mole. Or is it the vole? Or even the gopher. (What else could be dragging whole tomato plants down a hole?)About a month ago, a friend of mine who lives near Riverhead, N.Y., was happily anticipating the blooming...
`Day of Rejoicing': E. St. Louis Church Trains Ministers, Gives Families Refuge
With tambourines and drums, hand-clapping and foot-stomping, the congregants of Macedonia Baptist Church welcomed the Lord into their hearts and Robbie Perry to the pulpit.Robbie, 15 and a student at University City High School, looked at the standing-room-only...
`Dear Dad: I Joined a Band. Send Money. . .'
It's the dreaded scenario that many parents fear, and it starts like this. You've scrimped and saved to send your kid to college. Then you get the news: your bright young collegian has started a rock band.Sure, there are kids who get real serious about...
District Adds Classrooms to Ease Crowding
The Rockwood School District will add more portable classrooms and juggle schedules this school year to keep pace with its burgeoning enrollment.These immediate solutions to crowding were recommended by the district's facility committee, which includes...
District Is Short on Space, Long on Hours Warren County Pupils Start Shifts at 6 A.M
Hundreds of alarm clocks in Warren County were set to go off this morning well before the roosters.The first day of school for the overflowing R-III county district brings classes on three schedules, the first beginning before sunup. Here's the drill:High...
Drug Legalization Is the Wrong Answer
What is the war on drugs really about? Answer: Our children's and our nation's destiny. Legalization proponents are the champions of the '60s counterculture. Their "anything goes if it feels good" mind-set flies in the face of the logical consequences...
Drug Lord Seeks to Surrender
Drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego is proposing a Colombian-style deal for his surrender, including protection from extradition to the United States, a U.S. official said Wednesday.Garcia Abrego, one of the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives, is also asking to...
Endangered Superfund
Few environmental laws in recent years have attracted the scorn and wrath of industry and the business community as has the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, more generally known as Superfund. To hear opponents tell...
E. St. Louis Teachers May Strike over Pay No Walkout Is Likely until after Classes Start Tuesday
Already beset by lawsuits, teacher shortages and acrimony all around, the East St. Louis School District faces next week's opening of classes with a new crisis looming - a potential strike."Some say there will be one, some say there won't. I just don't...
Family Education, Income Reflected in Sat Scores
A small but select group of high school graduates from Missouri and Illinois will enter college this fall with scores from the Scholastic Assessment Tests.The College Board, a nonprofit group based in New York, runs the SAT. The test, recently redesigned,...
Family Stuff
Makes You Want To RoarKids are often more sensitive to situations than we realize. For instance, just when we might be struggling to find a way to explain about endangered species, they might already have a grip on the problem because of something they've...
Fashion's New Mix: Mum vs. Mod
IT'S A SQUABBLE that might be called divide and conquer by some, or covering the waterfront by more cynical types.One designer, Gianni Versace, is able to do both, since he has so many collections to work with.His Istante collection is an ode to the...
FDA Wants Prescriptions to Come with Instructions
Nearly half of Americans get no written instructions before using powerful prescription drugs, and the nation spends $20 billion a year treating side effects and illnesses from improper use of medicines, the government says.Now the Food and Drug Administration...
Flirting with Confidence Clayton Gathering Aimed at Teaching Singles How to Date and, Possibly, Mate
Art of Flirting Where: Holiday Inn Clayton, 7730 Bonhomme When: 7 p.m. Saturday How Much: $15; thos pre-registered get free copy of "101 Fun & Clever Ways to Get Noticed by the Opposite Sex" Other Stuff: Participants must be over 21 More...
Flood Victims Angered by Tough Building Code
Arnold flood victims will have to wait to see if the City Council will amend an ordinance and allow them to re-enter their homes.Several residents say they are fed up with waiting and with the way they say city officials have treated them.Krystal Hargis,...
For a Change, Daly Close Shave Doesn't Follow a Hair-Raising Tale
His game wasn't much to talk about at the PGA Championship two weeks ago, so everyone wanted to know about John Daly's hair.After winning the British Open in Scotland, Daly shaved his head while at the Dutch Open.So what did he do with all his long,...
For Herve, the Band Plans On
WHILE MANY of his countrymen maintain that American women lack style, Herve Leger says au contraire."I think they're more conscious of clothes and fashion than European women," Leger says. "They like to take risks."When my business started to take off...
Fresh Takes Fall Fashion May Remind You of Hollywood, Camelot and Carnaby Street
THERE IS A little bit of Audrey Hepburn and a lot of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Mary Tyler Moore, aka Mary Richards, and her pal Rhoda Morganstern also figure in. Even Julie Christie makes an appearance.As icons of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies,...
Fund-Raising for Memorial Vexes Officials
A University City resident who owns property in Winfield irked some officials in that tiny river town when he decided to commemorate volunteers who helped clean up Winfield after the flood of 1993.City officials boycotted the dedication of the monument...
Furniture, Funerals All in a Day's Work
IT IS A STRANGE sight for travelers accustomed to crossing into small towns and seeing the typical signs bragging about local heroes."Funeral Home-Ambulance Service-Home Furnishings," reads the billboard on U.S. 45. "Since 1870." Huh?Stop scratching...
Gallery Greats Area Colleges' Exhibitions Offer an Education for the Eyes
Art's a big piece of the education puzzle, and many area colleges and universities offer not only opportunities to read about it and hear lectures about it but chances to look at it as well.All the galleries are open to the public as well as to their...
Getting Your Hands Dirty, and Other Indefinable Joys
Anne Raver, who writes about gardening for The New York Times, knows the secret joy that real gardeners know - those who putter in the soil with ungloved hands and use no tools bigger than a spade.That joy, she admits, may be indefinable: "I suppose...
Growing Pains: What to Do with Excess Garden Produce
The 13th baseball-bat-size zucchini has appeared in your patch, and your family is ready to throw zucchini bread at you if you push the vegetable on them once more.Peppers are popping on their bushes - boldly colored, delicious in their crisp tangy freshness,...
Guilt or Innocence of Abu-Jamal Intrigues World
FROM THE STREETS of Rome and Berlin to City Hall in Philadelphia, in every major newspaper and on network news, too, the debate has been about guilt or innocence.Did Mumia Abu-Jamal kill Officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood, or was he framed by Philadelphia...
Handball at Forest Park: A Passion for Play
Handball in Forest Park - it's not a sport, it's a way of life."We lo-o-o-o-ve playing handball," crooned Carl McCain, the reigning champion and the man who regularly trounces professional players passing through town."I like that you play the game in...
Heat Brings Bumper Crop of Facts, Tips, Invitations
What do gardeners do when the temperature soars above 90 degrees for days on end? They stay indoors and write letters. Our mailbags have been heavier recently, as the perspiring letter carrier has observed, and many of the letters have commented on these...
He'll Be There for You Matthew Perry Brings Chandler's Wry Humor to Windows '95
Microsoft rolls out Windows '95, and - if you can stand a little sarcasm - it's referring you to a couple of "Friends" for help.Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry are the stars of "The Microsoft Windows '95 Video Guide." The "cyber-sitcom" explains the...
Hold Phone, Wife Says, on Physicians' Billings
Dear Ann Landers: Your flip answer regarding doctors billing for telephone time was not appreciated by the insurance-battered physicians here in Texas or anyplace else. You said the doctor who charged $45 for a three-minute phone consultation should...
Hope, Skepticism on Arthritis Diets
Dear Dr. Donohue: Do you have a diet for someone with rheumatoid arthritis? I was told there was a diet used to alleviate its symptoms, or possibly cure it. I was told this diet originated in New York and is quite successful. Thank you.For as long as...
Israel Seizes Terror Suspects `Tougher' Questioning Pays off in Arrests
Israel's secret service has captured an Islamic terrorist suspected of masterminding two suicide bombings that killed 12 people, the government agency announced Wednesday.Agents also said they had seized an array of bombs and disguises and narrowly averted...
Jenkins Drama Plays in Theater of the Absurd
It's official: The Rahsetnu Jenkins situation is a fiasco. Many people have collaborated to make an unfortunate situation much worse.Jenkins, a standout receiver for the University of Missouri football team, has been charged with raping a Columbia woman....
Johnson Goes on Offensive in Scrimmage
Senior quarterback Johnny Johnson and Illinois' first-team offense had no trouble solving the second-team defense in an intrasquad football scrimmage Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.Johnson threw and scrambled well throughout the session, and capped the...
Jordan Gets Boot; Streaks End as Reds Get Victory
Brian Jordan's 13-game hitting streak came to an abrupt end in the second inning Wednesday night when he was kicked out of the game. Later, the Cardinals' modest two-game winning streak also expired in a 3-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.One of the reasons...
Judge Rejects Some Allegations in Suit against Webster Officials
A judge has dismissed six of 13 violations alleged in a civil suit against Webster Groves Mayor Terri Williams and three council members.St. Louis County Circuit Judge Daniel O'Toole said the six-month statute of limitations on the alleged violations...
Kelly Gets New Offer from Rams
The Rams are stepping up their efforts to sign linebacker Joe Kelly. Coach Rich Brooks has called Kelly several times in the last couple of days. The Rams have increased their offer to a $200,000 signing bonus and a base of $350,000, for a one-year package...
Klein Collection Is Simply Super
FINALLY, a fabulous collection.Calvin Klein offers a crystal-clear message for fall: Quiet clothes don't have to be boring, and interesting clothes don't have to be ridiculous.But then, unlike so many others who are swept up in the whimsies - and fears...
Lawyer: Trustees Pulled Shade on Sunshine Law
Marlborough trustees say they discussed the village's 1995 budget in a private meeting, an apparent violation of the Missouri Sunshine Law.The law restricts public officials from addressing government business behind closed doors unless they are discussing...
Man Accused of Killing Baby Weeps in Video Shown to Jury
There were plenty of sobs on a police videotape and a few quiet tears at the witness stand Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of killing his former girlfriend's infant daughter.Kenneth Gebhardt, 21, is being tried in St. Louis Circuit Court on second-degree...
Marlins Beat Cubs 8-6, End Losing Streak at 5
Steve Decker hit a two-run homer and Jeff Conine had a two-run double in a four-run second inning Tuesday night to lead the Florida Marlins to an 8-6 win over the Chicago Cubs.The victory snapped Florida's losing streak at five games.Pat Rapp (8-7) won...
Mascot Mania: Not All Antics Are Harmless
Not every mascot is as polite as Fredbird. As these energetic performers perfect their craft and loom larger on the sports landscapes, conflict is inevitable.Not everybody wants to be pestered by these towering mutants. Consider the tribulations of Burnie,...
Merchants Want Help with Walkway
North Main Street in St. Charles has come a long way since the pedestrian mall was torn up almost three years ago. Between 10 and 15 buildings have had major renovations, says the president of the area's business association, and what once had been almost...
Michael John Curran, 26; Activist in Fight against Aids
Michael John Curran, an AIDS activist, died Wednesday (Aug. 23, 1995) at his home in St. Louis of complications from AIDS. He was 26.Since 1994, Mr. Curran was director of client services for the St. Louis Effort for AIDS. He worked there until May....
Mitchell Explores the Soul with Intelligence, Sensitivity
In the three years or so that Portfolio Gallery and Educational Center has been in business in the beautiful 19th-century house behind Powell Symphony Hall, Dean Mitchell's work has appeared in various exhibitions that have been mounted there. Mitchell's...
Morning Briefing
Laclede Gas Customers Get Temporary Rate Cut</P><P>Customers of Laclede Gas Co. will get a temporary cut of 1.4 percent in their natural gas bills effective Saturday, the Missouri Public Service Commission said Wednesday.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Recovered yet from the "Golden Fleecing," otherwise known as the MIKE TYSON-PETER McNEELEY ring-around-the-rosy? Remember when ewe sheepishly paid through the schnozz for the privilege of watching a bout in which the celebrity introductions took a lot...
Moseley-Braun Says Reynolds Should Quit His Seat in House
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., urged Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., on Wednesday to resign.And the chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party warned Reynolds that a protracted House ethics battle over his sexual misconduct conviction would inflict more...
Mum and Mini-Cyclamen Join Florastar Honor Roll
A garden mum, Christine from Yoder Brothers, and a mini-cyclamen, Miracle Salmon from Goldsmith Seeds, are being added to the FloraStar list of superior potted plants, making a dozen in all. Three were announced last year.Among those participating in...
Musical Sacrilege? They Hope Not Chicago's Latest Turn Is Back to Big Band Classics
James Pankow and Robert Lamm of Chicago don't have to be reminded that they have ventured onto touchy ground with the band's new CD, "Night And Day (Big Band)."On the record, the group took 12 classic big band songs and updated the arrangements, creating...
Nerd Nirvana Windows 95 Debuts to Hoopla Reaching around the World
"Geekfest 95" is up and running. That's what some Microsoft Corp. employees call the rollout of Windows 95, the company's new computer operating system.Computer City in Bridgeton planned to open at 7 this morning, two hours early, in case customers...
New Team of Envoys Heading for Bosnia Clinton Eulogizes Diplomats Killed in Crash
In eulogizing three diplomats who lost their lives in Bosnia, President Bill Clinton Wednesday ordered a new team to return to Europe this weekend to replace them.The new group, headed by Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, will meet in Paris...
New Trial Begins for Menendez Brothers Pair Are Accused of Killing Parents
A judge began questioning prospective jurors Wednesday for the second trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez, brothers charged with the shotgun slayings of their millionaire parents in 1989.The selection process, which attorneys expect to take several weeks,...
Oilman's Eyes Not Smiling Irishman Fights ARCO Takeover Bid
Irish oilman Michael Whelan has one big worry these days: "the disadvantage of being at the end of a predator's shotgun."The executive chairman of Aran Energy PLC said he was stunned to learn this week that U.S. oil giant Arco wants to buy his company...
One-Child Family Plan Aids Women, China Says
China issued a report Wednesday saying its one-child policy gives women more opportunities and is vital for China's future.The seven-chapter report, released by the State Council, China's highest governing body, does not mention forced sterilizations,...
Parents Won't Relax Hard Line on Religion
Dear Abby: I am the youngest of six children raised by staunch Catholic parents. Recently my parents learned that my brother and his family have chosen to worship in the Unitarian Universalist church, where all religions are recognized for their common...
Partisan Squabbles Heat Up the Spat's in the Fire over Contingency Fund-And Election
Recent outbreaks of partisan bickering on the St. Clair County Board will probably become more intense and more frequent as next year's election draws closer, says one member, Frank H. Boyne, D-Belleville.Boyne, known for his scrappy attitude, says it's...
People
Couples:We're told that JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. has a roommate - girlfriend Carolyn Bessette, an executive with Calvin Klein. Word is that she moved into Kennedy's downtown loft in Manhattan last month.Model KATE MOSS has been spotted trying on wedding gowns,...
Playing Doctor to Sick Plants Means Digging Up Root Cause
When a plant is ailing, the obvious starting point is what concerns you. Not quite so obvious: Is this normal for this time of year? Asking yourself such a question often points to the solution.For example, most gardeners understand that leaf drop in...
Plugged in Area College Students Enjoy Wide-Ranging Access to the Internet
This fall, thousands of area students will start classes at colleges throughout the St. Louis area, and manyu of them will be able to access the Internet through their schools.Getting on the Internet through a school network is often included in the...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSBelleville: Tori L. Barnes, 21, of East St. Louis, interrupted her...