St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 4, 1995

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$150,000 Bail Set for Man Accused of Abducting Daughter
A Jackson County circuit judge set bail at $150,000 Tuesday for John Moro, accused of barging into a Carbondale classroom with a gun and abducting his daughter.Moro, 34, had been held without bail since being extradited from Washington state Thursday...
About the New `Snl': Don't Ask
THE season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" (10:35 p.m. Saturday on Channel 5) credited 19 writers, including two supervising writers and the big guy himself, Lorne Michaels.Nineteen writers to come up with 90 minutes of immediately forgettable material...
A Bronx Tale, Long Time Gone
"DEAD PRESIDENTS"Rating: R, violence, language, sex. Running time: 2:01.TWO years ago, the Hughes brothers burst into the movie-making scene with the much talked about film "Menace II Society."It wasn't a great movie - it over-reached and lacked focus...
After the Simpson Verdict
In the wake of the acquittal of O.J. Simpson, many Americans may be asking themselves if the justice system is broken. Millions who watched the trial regularly on television were convinced of his guilt, but, unlike the jury, they were not in the courtroom...
Americans from Coast to Coast React in Relief, Disbelief
The not guilty verdicts in O.J. Simpson's murder trial stopped Americans in their tracks, causing a coast-to-coast pause broken by cheers of relief and gasps of disbelief.The reaction reflected polls that showed most whites believed Simpson was guilty,...
Area Abused Women Doubt Justice System `Laws Aren't There to Protect,' Says Victim
Local victims of domestic violence say the acquittal of O.J. Simpson has cost them their faith in the American justice system.And some women say it makes them more fearful of being harmed by the men they once loved."It's going to give a man the feeling...
Around World, Many Paused to Hear Verdict
Reasonable doubt, double jeopardy, mistrial, hung jury - the intricacies of American justice don't easily translate outside the United States. But "guilty" and "not guilty" are straightforward enough.Britons postponed domestic chores to watch the verdicts,...
Baseball Lets TV Viewers Pick: On or Off
Where was Boston vs. Cleveland? It's a wonderful matchup of tortured, American League souls. Clemens, The Curse of the Bambino, Big Mo, Belle, Jacobs Field, those colorful Indians. Tuesday night, I wanted to see nine innings of Boston and Cleveland.Where...
Baseball Strikes out in TV Deal, So Click It Off
Where was Boston and Cleveland? A wonderful matchup of tortured American League souls. Rocket Man Clemens, The Curse of the Bambino, Big Mo, Belle, Jacobs Field, those colorful Indians. Tuesday night, I wanted to see nine innings of Boston and Cleveland.Or...
Blues, Fuhr Blunt Sabres 5-0
Life returned to Kiel Center on Tuesday night.And not a moment too soon.Mike Keenan's merry band of mercenaries actually looked like a team in dispatching the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 in the final preseason game.They stood up for one another when the going...
Boeing Braces for Possible Strike Work Could Stop Friday If Machinists Reject Company's `Final' Offer
Leaders of Boeing Co.'s biggest union said Tuesday they recommended that their 34,000 machinist members reject the aerospace giant's latest three-year contract offer and strike Friday.Union officials said talks ended late Monday when Boeing executives...
Bosley Comment Angers Jefferson County Officials Stance on Rail Line Called `Narrow'
Top officials of Jefferson and Franklin counties have criticized Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. for opposing plans to create rail commuter lines from St. Louis to Festus-Crystal City and Pacific.Jon Selsor, presiding judge of Jefferson County, and William...
Boy Wonder 5th-Grader Stops Bus after Driver Collapses
A fifth-grade student became a hero Tuesday when he took control of a runaway school bus on U.S. Highway 40 in St. Louis and stopped it before anyone was badly injured, police and the boy's principal said.Larry Champagne III, 10, was credited with saving...
Braves Are Chipper in 5-4 Win Jones' Homer Sends Atlanta Past Rockies
Greg Maddux wasn't at his masterful best. Chipper Jones, however, was.As for Don Baylor, the Colorado manager ran out of position players with two outs in the ninth and the bases loaded.The result was a 5-4 victory by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night...
Braves Are Chipper in 5-4 Win Jones' Homer Sends Atlanta Past Rockies
Colorado manager Don Baylor played to win in seven innings Tuesday night. He lost in nine innings.Out of position players, Baylor watched helplessly as pinch-hitting pitcher Lance Painter struck out with the bases loaded for the final out of a 5-4 loss...
Briefs
WORLD SRI LANKA Day Among Deadliest In Civil War</P><P>More than 140 Tamil separatists and 27 government fighters were killed in two battles Tuesday in what appeared to be the deadliest day of Sri Lanka's civil war, military officials...
Briefs
GRANITE CITY No Talks Scheduled In Steel Plant Lockout</P><P>About 800 steelworkers remained off the job Tuesday for a second day in a lockout at the American Steel Foundries in Granite City.</P><P>Ed Self, grievance chairman...
Bulldogs Sink Teeth into Fest Tough Play Sparks Win over West for Tourney
Fort Zumwalt South volleyball coach Julie Sperry couldn't believe what she was seeing.The Bulldogs, ranked eighth in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, improved to 16-1-1 on the season Saturday, winning the Hazelwood Volleyfest.South beat St. Charles...
Car-Bomb Explosion Seriously Injures Macedonian Leader
A car bomb detonated by remote control exploded Tuesday as President Kiro Gligovor drove by, ripping apart his armored Mercedes-Benz and seriously injuring him.His driver was killed, and his security officer and five pedestrians were injured in the assassination...
Christie Puts His Best Foot Forward at the End for Bills
It took Steve Christie four tries, but he finally got it right.After missing a chip-shot field goal, an extra point and his first try at the winning kick, Christie made a 33-yard field goal with five seconds to play Monday night that gave the Buffalo...
Clinton Sorry for Tests in Cold War Experiments Done on Unknowing Subjects
President Bill Clinton apologized Tuesday to the unknowing victims of Cold War-era radiation experiments and vowed to compensate them.Saying the government has a moral responsibility to admit when it does wrong, Clinton endorsed the findings of an advisory...
Clinton Vetoes Congressional Operating Money It Would Have Cut $205 Million, Gop Says
President Bill Clinton vetoed a bill Tuesday that provides $2.2 billion for congressional staffs and offices. He told Congress that he would not approve the money for 1996 until the lawmakers make more progress in enacting a budget for the rest of the...
College Update: Women
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY</P><P>Name-dropping: Middle hitters Stephanie Feulner and Julie Tretten led SLU's volleyball team to wins over Western Illinois and Conference USA foe Cincinnati. Feulner, from Orlando, Fla., was named CUSA co-athlete...
Comoros Coup Leaders Seem Ready to Fight French Troops
Soldiers loyal to coup leaders took up positions Tuesday, seeking to block any attempt by French troops to invade the Comoros Islands.France, the former colonial ruler of the three impoverished islands off Africa's east coast, announced it was sending...
Controversial Demolition under Way Children's Building Gives Way for Parking Lot near City Hall
Work crews began on Tuesday demolishing the Children's Building, a 79-year-old Beaux Arts structure that preservationists had spent a year trying to save.A week from now, nothing will be left except for pieces of the building that Aalco Wrecking Co....
Design Firm to Plan Third High School
The Fort Zumwalt School Board has asked Cannon-PTN architectural firm to develop a master plan for a third high school in the district.Board members gave Cannon the go-ahead Monday to develop plans, although the district won't seek a bond issue to finance...
Despite Elitism, Simpson Adopted as Black Symbol
THE O.J. SIMPSON verdict illustrates a paradox of America's tense racial climate. He lived in an exclusive white community, married a white woman, golfed at white country clubs, didn't crusade for black causes and yet was suddenly transformed into a...
DNA Evidence: The Numbers Add Up Blood Stain Matches Based on Complex Genetic Statistics
The jury has spoken: O.J. Simpson has been acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. As a scientist, I wonder what role the DNA evidence played in the verdict.Was it too much to expect a jury of 12 non-statisticians have understood...
Drama Played out before a Fascinated Nation and Left Behind Images Seared in Collective Memory
After 133 days and 50,000 pages of testimony, after 1,105 pieces of evidence, after 126 witnesses, after at least $9 million in taxpayer expenses, after countless hours of television and radio coverage and chatter, after forests of newsprint and oceans...
Driving That Goes before Fall Brings Injured Man Quick Help
Daniel Moise, 24, of St. Louis, survived a 60-foot fall from a hiking trail in St. Charles County on Saturday with only moderate injuries.Although the area was somewhat remote, help was nearby.Trooper Mark Winder of the Missouri Highway Patrol was parked...
Eureka Teens Unite in Grief for Classmate
Apparently, most of Eureka knew Andy Bedo. Or knew about Andy Bedo.Most of the rest of the world never got the opportunity, for he died Saturday of a brain aneurysm that struck at halftime of his high school football game the night before. He was 17.Judging...
Extras! Hbo Wants You for Baseball Film
YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES: An HBO original movie, "Baseball in Black & White," will begin lensing in our town Oct. 12. The movie, which stars Blair Underwood ("L.A. Law"), Mykelti Williamson ("Forrest Gump") and Delroy Lindo ("Malcolm X"), addresses...
Fallen Hero: Langston Tragic Figure in Al Drama
Who would have thought in 1989 that the Mariners ever would win a division title, let alone win it over the fallen body of Mark Langston?The stage was the floor of the Kingdome on Monday, the scene Shakespearean, the villain throwing himself and his...
FDA Oks New Drug for Bone Diseases Hormone-Free Pill Treats Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, the brittle bone disorder that affects about 20 million American women, can be treated for the first time with a non-hormone drug.The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it was approving the marketing of alendronate, a hormone-free...
French Troops Launch Attack to Oust Comoros Mercenaries
French Special Forces troops landed in the Comoros Islands early today amid explosions and shooting in an assault to oust mercenaries, witnesses said.The gunfire erupted a day after France said it was dispatching a crack military unit to the Indian Ocean...
Fruits and Vegetables Aren't Part of Her Diet
Dear Dr. Donohue: If you can answer this without delivering a lecture, what would you call a reverse vegetarian, i.e., a person who eats everything except fruits and vegetables? If it is of any interest to you, I eat a lot of grains, some meat and take...
Fuhrman Lost Prosecution's Case
RANDOM THOUGHTS on the O.J. Simpson verdict:If ever there was a reason for police departments to root out racist cops from their midst, the verdict in the Simpson case was it.We may never know until the jurors write their books, of course, but I think...
Full Circle Rally 'Round Building That Burned Shows Spirit's Rekindled
More than 1,100 people circled the St. Charles High School campus Tuesday morning to prove that the accidental fire there Aug. 11 didn't snuff out school spirit.Students, teachers, alumni, firefighters and police officers lined up around the block shortly...
`He Probably Did It,' Juror Reportedly Says
One juror in the O.J. Simpson case told her daughter she thought Simpson probably was guilty but voted to acquit because the fiasco over racist investigator Mark Fuhrman torpedoed the prosecution's case, ABC reported Tuesday.Juror Anise Aschenbach made...
Illini's One-Back Workload Is Likely to Become Pass Tense vs. Indiana
It's been two weeks since the University of Illinois football team's pedestrian - so to speak - 7-0 victory over East Carolina.Sophomore running back Robert Holcombe set a school record with 49 carries as the Illini offense played not to lose. A Memorial...
Indians, Boston Keep Battling into Wee Hours
After waiting 41 years for postseason play, Cleveland Indians fans had to wait a bit longer.A steady rain began just before noon Tuesday and lasted throughout the afternoon and into the evening, wiping out pregame batting practice and infield for both...
Job Corps Students Share Their Stories
Dear Ann Landers: Some time ago, you printed a letter from Sargent Shriver encouraging your readers to learn more about the Job Corps Training Program, a free residential education and job-training program for adolescents.Thanks to your column, Job Corps...
Junior Stands Tall; Yankees Stand Taller 9-6
Don Mattingly and the New York Yankees would not be denied, despite the greatness of Ken Griffey Jr.The wild-card Yankees overcame Griffey's two home runs and beat the Seattle Mariners 9-6 Tuesday night in the opener of their American League Division...
Junior Stands Tall; Yankees Stand Taller 9-6 Don Mattingly Had Waited His Whole Career, His Whole Life, For
Don Mattingly had waited his whole career, his whole life, for this game. Nothing was going to ruin it, not even Ken Griffey Jr.The New York Yankees became baseball's first wild-card team to win a playoff game, overcoming Griffey's two home runs to beat...
Juror Maintains, `We Did the Right Thing' Most Jury Members Eluded Press, Questions
One of the jurors in the O.J. Simpson trial said Tuesday she was certain the panel was right to acquit the former football star."I think we did the right thing - in fact, I know we did," Brenda Moran told reporters as she arrived at her mother's home...
Labor Pains Teen Fears Eased at Birthing Class
Christie Brennecke is 16, pregnant, and doesn't know which way to turn. With 18-year-old boyfriend Eric Hammack on her right and Mom on her left, she anguishes over whom to face as she lies down to practice breathing in Lamaze class."You're not getting...
Ld Primer: 809 Isn't Close to 816, and a Far Cry from 800
BARBARA wanted to pay some bills with a part-time job. Instead, the Columbia woman wound up with another debt - an international long-distance bill for more than $26.Barbara called a number in a help wanted ad with an 809 area code. It was a tape recording....
Lock Road Closed to Get Bridge under Way Sturdier Structure Set for Lincoln County Site
The road to Lock and Dam 25 on the Mississippi River was closed to traffic Monday as a contractor prepared to dismantle an old bridge over a slough to make way for a sturdier bridge.The construction site is just west of Winfield in Lincoln County and...
Lower Earnings Keep Stocks Moving South
Most U.S. stocks slid for a second day Tuesday as investors questioned whether third-quarter corporate earnings will meet expectations.Auto, paper and chemical stocks - including Chrysler Corp., Georgia-Pacific Corp. and DuPont Co. - led the decline."The...
Low-Fat Chance Lean Diet Slows Tumors, Researchers Say
A low-fat diet substantially slowed the growth of prostate cancer in a laboratory experiment, and researchers say the findings suggest eating lean could become a key part of treating the disease.Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in...
Lunkhead Plays
Here are only some of our favorite Lunkhead Plays of the Year:Manny Ramirez, Zombie: The Indians slugger is a wonderful hitter, one of baseball's MVPs. But sometimes he loses track of game situations.In one game, he was doubled off first base after running...
Man Jailed in Texas Is Suspect in I-70 Killings Local Detective Is There to Investigate for Links
A detective from the St. Charles Police Department was in Texas this week trying to determine whether a man in jail there is the Interstate 70 serial killer, says Lt. Patrick McCarrick.McCarrick, who is commander of the St. Charles detective bureau,...
Missed Turn Brings Eagle Home Second
Orchard Farm High junior Scott Griefzu was supposed to turn. Instead, he ran straight and it cost him."There was a mixup and a lady along the course told Scott to go straight when he was supposed to make a turn," Eagles cross country coach Dave O'Donnell...
Mizzou Coach Watches Verdict, Recruited Jason Simpson at Usc
As it did across the nation, the impending verdict in the O.J. Simpson case brought proceedings to a standstill at the University of Missouri football complex at noon Tuesday.With two televisions on in the cafeteria where he holds his weekly press conference,...
Moment in Time: Verdict Broadcast Grips St. Louis but Reaction Reflects Split on Racial Lines
In those few, strangely eerie moments Tuesday afternoon, it seemed that time had frozen.At Marty's Auto Shop in Affton, the telephone that had been ringing steadily all morning fell silent.At Brentwood Lanes on Manchester Road, some 25 customers crowded...
Morning Briefing
Dean Witter Cancels Controversial Bonuses</P><P>Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. on Tuesday became the last major Wall Street firm to abandon the controversial practice of paying brokers extra commissions for peddling the firm's own mutual funds...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
One of the NBA's longest-running soap operas, "As the Worm Turns," is moving from the city that Davey Crockett made famous - a k a San Antonio - to the Windy City. The deal that brought about the site change sent DENNIS "Worm" RODMAN from the Robinson...
Murder Trials Here Light-Years Away from O.J. Simpson Saga
THERE ARE NO television cameras for the trial of Sheila Lacey's accused killer. Lacey's mother sits alone in the front row of the courtroom. The defendant's relatives sit in the back. In between, the benches are vacant.A public defender's cross-examination...
No Doubt about It: Cynics Triumphed in Simpson Verdict
Much of the following column ran in Tuesday's Extra edition of the Post-Dispatch.A YEAR AND A WEEK ago, I went to Los Angeles to write about the process of selecting a jury for the O.J. Simpson double murder case.As I arrived at the courthouse that...
Official: `Commitment to Technology' Needed
A Fort Zumwalt School Board member says district leaders must consider ways of increasing the number of computers and other equipment for students and teachers.Ron Entwistle, the board member, told the rest of the board on Monday that he feared Fort...
Official Defends Basic Setup of Special Schools
A veteran educator told Missouri lawmakers Tuesday that the Special School District of St. Louis County needs to preserve its strengths and correct its liabilities."Keep the best and fix the rest," Max Wolfrum testified as a Missouri Senate committee...
O.J. Attorney Says Race Was Wrong Focus
The O.J. Simpson defense team not only played the race card, but "we dealt it from the bottom of the deck," according to Robert Shapiro, one of Simpson's attorneys."My position was always the same," Shapiro told ABC News' Barbara Walters in an interview...
O.J. Electroneering across the Internet
Americans dived into cyberspace Tuesday and shouted their opinions about the ruling in the O.J. Simpson case, trading cynical, outrageous, racist, nonsensical and fascinating comments.In the electronic equivalent of a barroom argument, people on the...
People
He's sure talking like a politician.COLIN POWELL describes rap music thusly: "It's not an artistry that I totally understand, but they are creative."The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - a possible 1996 presidential candidate - spoke with...
People Go on the Air as They Air Views Radio Call-In Show Lines Jammed after Acquittal
"It was a set-up from the beginning. They couldn't provide a witness, they didn't prove anything" - KATZ Radio caller, 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, on Sharon McGhee's "Good Morning St. Louis" show."It's a really sad day in America. The race card will be played...
Pioneer Defense Shuts Down on Priory Rebellion
The Duchesne High football team faced a major challenge Friday night.The Pioneers, coming off their first loss - a 29-17 setback against Fort Zumwalt North - were up against the Rebels of Priory, a team that was 4-0, ranked third in the Post-Dispatch...
Planned Parenthood, Abortion Clinic Merge Will `Reach More Women Together,' Official Says
Reproductive Health Services, a Central West End clinic that provides abortions, will merge with Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region.The staffs of both agencies were told Tuesday of the merger, which has been approved by both boards, said Planned...
Playing the Race Card
When people ask me, as everyone seems to, what I think of the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial, I have to ask, "Which one?"There were two trials here. There was the inside trial that the jurors saw in which O.J. Simpson was being judged. And there was...
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: VIOLENT DEATHSCentreville Township: Byrol D. Wiley, 32, was found fatally shot...
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: VIOLENT DEATHSCentreville Township: Byrol D. Wiley, 32, was found fatally shot...
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: VIOLENT DEATHSCentreville Township: Byrol D. Wiley, 32, was found fatally shot...
Police, Lawyers Analyze Acquittal Many in Area Are Judging Prosecution, Defense, Jury
Detective Mark Fuhrman. Johnnie Cochran's appeal to race. And reasonable doubt.In and around courtrooms and police departments in the St. Louis area, those were the explanations for the acquittal of O.J. Simpson.St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney...
Property Accord Brings School, Housing Closer
Lake Saint Louis appears to be a step closer to getting a new grade school by fall 1997, after the owner of the school property reached a tentative agreement with the city.The Wentzville School District hopes to buy and build on 17 acres south of Boulevard...
Race Contaminated All Our Judgments
When we first learned about the murders of Nichole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and that O.J. Simpson was a suspect, we all wondered if it was possible that he did it. It really seemed impossible.Then we began to learn about his abuse of Nichole....
Rain Threatens to Spoil Party for Cleveland
After waiting 41 years for postseason play, Cleveland Indians fans had to wait a bit longer.A steady rain began just before noon Tuesday and lasted throughout the afternoon and into the evening, wiping out pregame batting practice and infield for both...
Rams Feel the Need for Speed, but Will Keep Plodding Along
Granted, he was playing with a sprained foot, but Jerome Bettis looked like he was wearing concrete Nikes compared to Marshall Faulk of Indianapolis on Sunday in the RCA Dome."Is it a concern that we don't have more speed in our backfield?" coach Rich...
Reds Feast at Dodgers' Expense
Maybe their first-inning outburst put the Reds in a greedy mood, or maybe it was Pete Schourek shutting the Dodgers down.Whatever the case, Cincinnati was craving more after beating Los Angeles 7-2 Tuesday night in Game 1 of their playoff series."Obviously,...
Reds Thump Dodgers in Opener
The Cincinnati Reds sent a quick message Tuesday night - their shaky play during the season's final month, especially on natural grass, meant nothing.The Reds scored four runs in the first inning on a two-run double by Hal Morris and a two-run homer...
Remember the Sheik? He Was on Trial, Too O.J. Obsession Fed by His Fame, Some Say
In one trial, a group of international terrorists is accused of plotting to bomb the United Nations, a federal building, two tunnels and a bridge in Manhattan in order to scare America and change its foreign policy.In another case, a former football...
Rushdie Ends Six Years of Seclusion
He has been on the run for six years, hiding under armed guard in a network of safe houses.Now, with old passions fading and a new book to sell, British author Salman Rushdie is ending the seclusion imposed by a zealot's death sentence.As a survivor,...
School's out. . . for as Many as a Million Students Nationwide. They're Educated at Home
"Wait a second," says Emily Wasserman to a caller. "Let me get off-line first."As soon as she logs off, Wasserman, 15, will rip on what she considers a myth. Wasserman doesn't attend school - not the traditional kind anyway. She's a home schooler from...
Sides Gird for Hearing on School Desegregation
The major players in the St. Louis desegregation case pointed fingers at each other in court documents this week. The issue: What issues will be heard in a February hearing on the future of desegregation.The state of Missouri says it has done all that's...
Simpson Basks in Freedom Acquitted of Two Murders, He Vows to Pursue Killers `out There Somewhere'
O.J. Simpson walked out of the courthouse Tuesday a free man after being acquitted in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.Back home in his Brentwood estate, Simpson was embraced by his childhood friend, Al Cowlings,...
Simpson Basks in Freedom Acquitted of Two Murders, He Vows to Pursue Killers 'Out There Somewhere'
O.J. Simpson went home a free man Tuesday, spared by a jury to pick up a life of privilege instead of a life in prison. Acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, he pledged to track down the real killers who are "out there somewhere."Earlier,...
Simpson Still Facing Challenges: Lawsuits, Getting a Life Public Will Be Hearing from O.J., Lawyer Says
So now O.J. Simpson has regained his freedom. But the question remains: Can he get his life back?Although acquitted Tuesday of murder, Simpson's travails would appear to be far from over.He faces civil suits for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole...
Smart Moves Who Is Grand Chess Master When Man Plays Computer?
More than half a century ago, Russian grandmaster Arom Nimzovich resigned to a player he considered his inferior by climbing atop a table and yelling angrily, "That I should lose to this idiot!"That outburst was temperate compared with what some grandmasters...
Son Can't Escape Teasing at School
Dear Abby: We really need your help. My son, "Mike," is in sixth grade. Ever since he was a second-grader, he has been the one in class who is teased and ostracized.We had hoped that starting middle school this year would provide a new beginning for...
Sports Shorts
NFL Hands Out Fines To Cowher, Officials</P><P>Bill Cowher counted 11, and Ben Montgomery counted 12. By the NFL's count, it adds up to $14,335.</P><P>Cowher, the Pittsburgh Steelers' coach who angrily reacted to an incorrect...
St. Mary's Rebuilds in Hurry Dragons Return 2 Starters, Start 13-2
St. Mary's High soccer coach Jim Bokern was trying to be as optimistic as possible. But it wasn't easy."We graduated 16 seniors, including nine starters," said Bokern, whose Dragons fell 2-1 to Duchesne in the Missouri Class 1A-3A title game last November....
Storm-Weary Floridians Are Bracing for Opal
With her roof still leaking Tuesday, two months after Hurricane Erin, Lisa Rosen didn't plan to stick around for Opal as the season's ninth hurricane headed toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.Erin tore off most of the roof from Rosen's beachfront...
Students Go On-Line to Find Their Niche
In Shageluk, Alaska, schoolchildren follow migrating swallows and song birds each year by reading messages on the Internet and then sticking pins in a classroom map to plot the migration.When the birds eventually reach the village, about 300 miles west...
Super Pro Mar Drag Season Ends with a Shower
The end of the final 1/8-mile drag-racing program at Mid-America Raceways in Wentzville was spoiled somewhat by a late shower Saturday evening."We got through everything but the final run in Super Pro," track spokeswoman Ann Vehige said. "The two top...
Teachers Found Trial Offered Daily Lessons
The lecture room full of high school students acted as one: They held their breath, they looked away, they sneaked a look back and, when the ending was disclosed, burst into a collective cheer.What prompted such rapt attention and enthusiasm - a rock...
Tech Talk
Cellular Phone Would Dial 911 After Crash</P><P>Just as an air bag bursts open on impact, cellular phones in cars could someday be programmed to automatically dial 911 to report an accident.</P><P>Researchers at Johns Hopkins...
The Abcs of Making School Easier
WE ALL KNOW kids need pencils, paper and notebooks now that they're back in the classroom. But there are five other requirements you don't want to overlook while helping your youngsters cope in school:A is for adequate rest: Tired children have difficulty...
`The Country Lost Today,' Father of Goldman Says
One family spoke of faith and of healing, and of unity for the sake of a motherless girl and boy. Another made no public comments and sat subdued in the courtroom as the verdict was read.And then there was Ronald Goldman's family.Goldman's father, Fred,...
The Good Fight: Diamond Dukers Went Down Swinging
It was an abbreviated baseball season, but a colorful one. While reviewing all that transpired, the Inside Baseball staff was struck by the number of colorful rivalries that emerged.This season will be remembered as The Year of the Scuffle. High-strung...
The Selecter: Nostalgic and New
VOCALIST Pauline Black, whose second career has lasted longer than her first, led The Selecter through a well-received ska concert at Mississippi Nights Sunday night.Reunion bands can be a mixed bag in any genre, but Black, the pogo-dancing sprite who...
The Shepherd and His Black Sheep
In a welcome break from O.J. mania, Pope John Paul II arrives today in Newark for a typically whirlwind five-day visit. The tour was timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations; the pope will address the international body Thursday....
`This Country Lost Today,' Father of Goldman Says
Miles away from the Criminal Courts Building, O.J. Simpson was walking into his Brentwood home for the first time in 16 months. On the ninth floor of the courts building, defense attorneys were holding their victory news conference.On the 18th floor,...