St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 7, 1996

2nd Trial in Killing of Wife to Begin Richard Decaro Was Acquitted in 1994
Service station manager Richard DeCaro is about to go on trial a second time on charges he hired a hit man to murder his wife, who was shot to death four years ago in their home in St. Charles.Jury selection is to begin today in U.S. District Court...
$300,000 State Grant Sought to Add Landscaping, Bike Trail to Projects
Lake Saint Louis officials plan to apply for a $300,000 state grant to add landscaping and a hiking and biking trail to pending road projects on Lake Saint Louis Boulevard and the southern end of Freymuth Road.Officials hope to add $529,000 in improvements...
A Familiar Newcomer Steals the Show at Baseball Dinner
A myriad of new sights and sounds at the 38th Baseball Writers Association of America dinner had the large crowd buzzing at the Regal Riverfront on Tuesday evening.The fresh faces and fever-fanning names that are fueling ticket sales at 250 Stadium...
A Few Good Bounces May Translate into One Smooth Flight
IT'S SAID that there has been an alarming rise in incidents of violence, rowdiness, drunkenness and other foul behavior on airline flights.That shouldn't be surprising. People are getting goofier with two feet on the ground, so why shouldn't this spread...
An Environmental Gamble
In 1972 the Coalition for the Environment went to court in an effort to block construction of a levee in Earth City; in 1976, the suit was settled. The coalition lost the overall war against the levee, but it won a small victory: The strip of land...
A Top 10 Insult `Seductive Temptress' in Letterman Gag Rejects Settlement, Sues CBS Comedian
For weeks last fall, a peach-chomping tennis fan caught on camera with juice dripping down her chin was a running gag on David Letterman's late-night show. But she wasn't laughing.Jane Bronstein, 54, from New York City, has sued the comedian, saying...
Ballot Proposals Aimed at Meeting Projected Growth
A proposed bond for construction and a tax rollback waiver for additional operating funds could put the Fort Zumwalt School District in a strong position to meet projected growth demands, the superintendent says.The district has a plan to provide space...
Battle Set on Health Care Control
On paper, it looks like a simple proposition: fairness in health insurance policies, control by doctors over medical decisions and rules to ensure no one is forced out of a hospital too soon.But to Illinois doctors and managed-care insurance companies,...
Beating Canadiens Sweet Revenge for Roy
Patrick Roy said if the puck had been from his 300th career victory, he would have kept it. But since last night's 4-2 triumph over the Canadiens was only No. 299 of Roy's remarkable career, the new Colorado goalie thought Montreal coach Mario Tremblay...
Best Is Yet to Come for Bester
As recently as three weeks ago, Allan Bester thought his National Hockey League days were behind him.He was playing with the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League. They had signed him to a three-year contract before this season.They...
Briefs
MISSOURI HILLSBOROWater Shortage Shuts Down BusinessesA water shortage in Hillsboro has closed laundries and car washes there at least until noon Thursday.Mayor Frank Roland Jr. declared a water emergency after the city's largest well shut down. The...
Briefs
MISSOURI HILLSBOROWater Shortage Closes Laundries, Car WashesA water shortage in Hillsboro has closed laundries and car washes there at least until noon Thursday.Mayor Frank Roland Jr. declared a water emergency after the city's largest well shut...
Briefs
GEORGIA Panel OKs Voting District Cutting Two Black AreasGeorgia's three-year battle over congressional redistricting neared an end Tuesday as the Supreme Court let stand a redrawn map that reduces the number of majority-black districts from three...
Browns Move Tops NFL Agenda; Tagliabue Seeks Antitrust Relief
National Football League owners again face their most perplexing question this week - how to fit 30 teams into 32 cities.The only feasible answer may be a new round of expansion, a solution cited this week by several team and league sources.But the...
Buchanan Beats Gramm in 2-Man Louisiana Race
Commentator Patrick Buchanan seized the conservative banner in the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a thumping upset of Sen. Phil Gramm in Louisiana's first-in-the-nation vote. Other candidates passed up the contest in deference to next week's...
Bulldogs Come Up Short in Defending League Title
Fort Zumwalt South swimming coach Mike O'Brien knew that last week's Suburban North Conference meet could go either way. Unfortunately, it went against the Bulldogs.Pattonville won the 10-team meet Friday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, finishing with 311...
Candidate for Schools Meets Public `I'm Not Afraid to Lead,' Williams Tells Community
Henry P. Williams wants more training for teachers, believes in zero tolerance for violent students and would encourage parent and community involvement in St. Louis schools, he told about 125 people at a question-and-answer session Tuesday night.As...
Cat's Away; Mice Still Won't Play Dallas Visits Kiel Center for Rare Win
The theory was that Mike Keenan's absence, if only for a game, would help the Blues, perhaps loosen them up, let them relax and play hockey without fear of their coach.They relaxed, all right, but they picked the wrong time.Game time.With Keenan in...
Cholesterol Discoverer Lost in History's Mists
Dear Dr. Donohue: I don't remember hearing about cholesterol when I was younger. Who discovered it and when, and just how important is it really?Cholesterol was discovered in 1812, according to the New York Library Book of Chronologies, which does not...
Cincy Called Beatable but Few Have Done It
Bob Huggins wouldn't be happy with getting straight A's. He'd lament missing the extra credit questions. He'd fret that he should have had an A-plus.It's not that Huggins expects the University of Cincinnati basketball team he coaches to be perfect....
City Plans Upgrades East of the Dome Street, Sidewalk Work to Link Stadium, Boats
Millions of dollars in street and sidewalk improvements are in the works for the north end of the riverfront.The improvements will coincide with the construction of a riverboat casino by St. Louis Entertainment Ventures in the next few years.Some of...
Clinton's Foes Pushing Whitewater, White House Says
Political foes are "trying to make hay" out of Whitewater in the presidential campaign, the White House asserted Tuesday, a day after President Bill Clinton was ordered to testify in the trial of his former real estate partners.Press secretary Mike...
Computing Lawmakers Toss Press
Illinois lawmakers got some private lessons Tuesday.In a move believed unprecedented in modern times, the House and Senate booted the public and the media from the two chambers while lawmakers learned how to work their new laptop computers.The legislators...
Cool Running
GOOFY looking.""Too green.""Ugly.""Too tacky.""Expensive.""Too gimmicky."Matthew Halbauer is shopping for a pair of athletic shoes."Too fluorescent.""Stupid.""Too flashy."After nearly 20 minutes of browsing the aisles at The Sports Authority in Crestwood,...
Cor Jesu Tops St. Joseph's as Rematch Proves Easier
Cor Jesu needed a buzzer-beater by Niele' Ivey to upend St. Joseph's in the teams' first meeting this season. So on Tuesday, Cor Jesu coach Gary Glasscock toyed with the player matchups, and it caused quite a stir.He moved Ivey off the opponent's point...
Crew Responds to 2nd Gas-Line Cut
Workers attempting to pour a driveway at a new house cut a gas line Tuesday and sparked a fire with flames 12 feet high.The accident happened at Monticello Manor subdivision, under construction by Whittaker Homes just north of Highway 40 off Weldon Spring...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
Central DivisionToronto's nine-game winless streak is the longest in coach Pat Burns' tenture . . . The Stars might be willing to part with cornerstone forward Mike Modano, expecially if puck-rushing defenseman Scott Niedermayer became available from...
Deadly Outburst Stuns Relative Troubled Grandson Charged in Stabbings
David Barnett had been in trouble before - at Webster Groves High school and later with police. But nothing in his past indicated he was capable of stabbing his grandparents to death, a relative said Tuesday."There's nothing that would have ever made...
Discounters Pull Ahead in the Race to Internet Large Brokerages Not Going On-Line Just Yet
In the rush to provide financial services on the information highway, snappy new discount brokers are pulling ahead of the industry's Cadillacs.Full-service brokers such as Merrill Lynch & Co. and Smith Barney Inc. offer Internet sites that are little...
Divorce Pits Leaders against Church in Chile
Having lost a divorce vote in Ireland, the Roman Catholic Church is making its next stand in Chile.The South American nation does not ban divorce per se, but rather has no law permitting a legal end to marriage. Some legislators want to change that,...
Doctors Seek Limits on Insurers
Doctors descended on the state Capitol Tuesday looking for support to limit insurance company involvement in health care decisions."They have a free hand now to do whatever they want," said Dr. Octavio R. Chirino, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan...
Dole's Dismal Record Makes Him a Vulnerable Candidate
Though Bob Dole might make a better president than Bill Clinton, what matters politically is whether he would make a better candidate. When a political unknown like Steve Forbes can suddenly come out of nowhere and make an effective challenge to Dole...
Drop the Laclede Town Housing
If everything goes as planned, LaClede Town will be transformed in ways that benefit midtown and the city. A mayoral panel has recommended that the property be put to a combination of recreational, institutional, corporate and housing uses.The only...
Edgar Plan Would Cut Service but Keep Amtrak Operating
Gov. Jim Edgar would eliminate one state-subsidized Amtrak route, cut service on three others and raise fares as part of a long-term plan to solve Amtrak's funding problems.A legislative source familiar with the plan told The Associated Press that...
Emerson's Profit Jumps 13 Percent
Emerson Electric Co. will be hard pressed to duplicate last year's heady sales and earnings gains, Chairman Charles F. Knight told shareholders Tuesday."I don't think the stars line up every year the way they did in '95," Knight said at the company's...
Family Flicks
NEW Bed of Roses (PG) has enough beautiful sunsets, walks through moonlit parks and glorious Manhattan skylines to satisfy incurable romantics.Everyone else - including curable romantics - may find the film a stretch of their patience. At a brief 87...
Firing of Caucasian Costs Admiral Casino
CASINO ROLLS SNAKE EYES: The Admiral will have to pay big bucks to a former security supervisor, Lee Browning, who successfully sued the downtown casino's owners for firing him because he is caucasian. Last week, a jury in U.S. District Court awarded...
Forbes' Charisma Is in His Wallet
Steve Forbes, the most unlikely political personality since Caligula supposedly made his horse a Roman consul, was at WHO radio when, during a commercial break, he pointed to The Wall Street Journal and asked his interviewer if he could see the paper....
Governors Seek Wider Authority on Medicaid Clinton and Congress Will Study Proposals
The nation's governors proposed Tuesday that they be given much broader authority to run Medicaid as they see fit, while still preserving a guarantee of health care benefits for the needy.The governors also compromised on a bipartisan plan to overhaul...
Harmon Assails Gun Bill Ex-Chief Leads Group Fighting Concealed Weapons Proposal
When he was St. Louis police chief, Clarence Harmon sharply opposed any legislation that would allow citizens to carry concealed weapons.Now that he's a private citizen himself, Harmon's feelings haven't changed."The carrying of concealed weapons is...
`Homicide,' `Law': Turnabout's Fair Play
IT FEELS like a family reunion this week when the folks from "Homicide" visit "Law & Order," and vice versa.At least, fans should feel that way when characters they already know and (mostly) love turn up in a new context.For the characters themselves,...
Honor Roll
Students at Barnwell Middle School, 1035 Jungs Station Road, must have a grade-point average of 3.0, which is a B, and have no C, D or F grades to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Seventh GradeBeau...
In Another Interview, O.J. Denies Murder, Calls Ex-Wife `Love of My Life'
O.J. Simpson continued his publicity blitz Tuesday.In his third extensive interview in 24 hours, Simpson called radio station KKBT-FM in Los Angeles to try to convince skeptics that he did not stalk or murder his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and...
In-Laws' Public Reserve Is Frustrating to Wife
Dear Abby: This concerns all those letters in response to "Hurt Mother-in-Law," whose daughter-in-law couldn't call her "Mom."In my case, I wanted with all my heart to call my mother-in-law "Mom." She didn't ask me to, so I came right out and asked...
John L. Testrake; Pilot, Hero in Mideast Hijacking
John L. Testrake, the unflappable Trans World Airlines pilot who emerged as a hero of a Middle East hijacking in 1985, died Tuesday (Feb. 6, 1996) of cancer at a hospice in St. Joseph. He was 68.Mr. Testrake was flying a TWA jet with 145 passengers...
Kirkwood Couple Join Invasion
ROSES and Charlie Palmer, of Kirkwood, had already thought about a vacation trip to the southeastern part of the United States before they read "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." After reading it, they couldn't wait to see Savannah, Ga.Like...
Lead Levels Are Linked to Antisocial Behavior Study Looks at Toxic Metal in Boys' Bones
Researchers using a new test that looks for lead in the bones instead of the blood say exposure to the toxic metal may contribute to crime and antisocial behavior in children.Boys with high levels of lead in their bones were more likely to engage in...
Lottery Winner Revives Factory California Man Restores 25 Jobs to Mt. Vernon
This small Ozarks community struck gold when a California businessman won a $3 million lottery and used part of it to buy a closed sewing plant he'd done business with.Thanks to Gerald Martens' luck and generosity, the Bettie Dawn Uniform Co. is again...
Louisiana Vote Matches Gramm and Buchanan
Sen. Phil Gramm and commentator Patrick Buchanan battled for conservative support Tuesday as Louisiana Republicans cast the first votes of the 1996 presidential season.The first 21 delegates to the Republican National Convention were at stake, but most...
Louisville Would Be Weak without Wheat, Who Should Be League's MVP
Last week marked the midway point in the Conference USA basketball season. Already a couple of guys seem to be running away with the major awards.For most valuable player, we present Louisville point guard DeJuan Wheat. He's second in the league with...
Master Builders - in the Basement Model Train Buffs Spend 7 Years Building Their Own World
DOWN in Karl Warden's basement is part of the 51st state.It's the state of Hope; the capital is Sun City. The principal resource in Sun City is the largest smokeless coal deposit in the Western world. The coal is mined at the Bear Mountain Coal Mine....
Might as Well Be Sec Spring Football for All but Ky
They used to say the two favorite sports in the Southeastern Conference were football and spring football. The way this basketball season is going, that might be the case again.No. 2 Kentucky is far and away the best team in the conference, winning...
Morning Briefing
Sale Of NYSE Seat Sets Record, Raises FearsA seat on the New York Stock Exchange sold for $1.25 million Tuesday, eclipsing a record dating from just before the 1987 stock market crash and raising concern among investors that stock prices have climbed...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
One of the mottos at Vashon High is "Whatever It Takes." And sometimes it takes two attempts to get it right.In an account of the return of Vashon basketball coach FLOYD IRONS on our pages Tuesday, the scribe - whose name is unimportant - misrepresented...
Mrs. Clinton's Billing Records Vital, Official Testifies
The newly discovered billing records detailing Hillary Rodham Clinton's legal work show that she had conferences with savings and loan officials on several dates when the savings and loan was involved in key real estate transactions, witnesses told...
New Owners Going to Bat for Cards Fans
Things are a little different around Busch Stadium in the new year. A crew still is tearing up the place, about to put the redesigned stadium back together again.The shipment of sod should arrive this weekend; grounds-keepers will begin placing patches...
North's Lind Ready to Ride with Cowboys as Collegiate Letter of Intent Day Arrives
When Josh Lind visited Oklahoma State University last summer, he knew that's where he wanted to go to school."It just seemed like the right place for me," said Lind, a senior at Francis Howell North High. "The people down there were really friendly and...
Obituaries
Patricia GardnerPatricia Ann Gardner, 59, of St. Peters, died Monday (Feb. 5, 1996) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Gardner was a homemaker.The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St. Charles....
Packaging Peace Involves Loose Ends
SOME 30 YEARS after the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars, Mira Tanner and Vladimir Noskov went to the post office in Clayton to see if peace was guiding the planets and love was steering the stars.They wanted to send medicine...
Pebble Beach Decision Was All Wet
For want of a hole, the tournament was lost.It's always happening to players. This time it happened to an entire tournament.One wet hole wiped out the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM. And this time the losers were numerous.The professionals who received...
People
BOBBY BROWN insists that he and WHITNEY HOUSTON are a twosome again, although he concedes to Sister 2 Sister mag that "we still haven't put our rings back on."Brown, 27, poo-poohs reports that he's disturbed by Houston's greater success, noting: "How...
Playoff Picture: Wild Scramble Developing
Toronto's befuddling nine-game winless streak has allowed the plodding Blues to move up in the Western Conference playoff race. The No. 4 seed and the home-ice advantage for the first round are at stake."I think the slump is more serious than I thought...
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 DEATHSSt. Louis: Police were searching Tuesday night for two gunman who...
Police Say Parents Tortured Children the Youths Were Drugged, Raped, Fed Rats
Four children, the youngest now 5 years old, were raped, drugged and fed rats and cockroaches by their own family - not once, but again and again, prosecutors said Tuesday.A 1,200-count indictment against Gerald Hill, 52, gives a hellish description...
Power of the Pen Transforms Savannah Best Seller Lures Tourists
A BEST-SELLING tale of a sensational murder trial in this genteel Southern town has led to an invasion of literary tourists and changed the lives of characters celebrated in the book."Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by author John Berendt...
President, Gop Back Plans by Governors Clinton and Congress Will Study Proposal
The nation's governors put forth their ideas for revamping the multibillion-dollar Medicaid and welfare programs Tuesday, winning praise from the White House and congressional Republicans but no endorsements.President Bill Clinton said the cooperation...
Prosecutor in Ron Brown Inquiry Examines Ties to Gas Company
A special prosecutor looking into the activities of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown is investigating an Oklahoma gas company that made a $160,000 payment to Brown's son and paid for travel involving a top Commerce aide, according to court records obtained...
Ralston Extends Work-Study to Illinois
Instead of spending their senior year with old friends and teachers in familiar halls and classrooms, 10 Illinois high-schoolers wanted "something different."So they commute to St. Louis and spend every school day, all day, at Ralston Purina Co. They...
Red Wings Upend Panthers in Battle of Division Leaders
Steve Yzerman and Vyacheslav Kozlov each scored twice, helping the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Florida Panthers 4-2 in a game between National Hockey League division leaders.The Panthers entered Tuesday's schedule tied with the New York Rangers atop...
`Relaxing' vs. Nebraska Will Be Paradox for Mu
As University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart considers his team's dwindling chances to salvage this disturbing season, he is advocating the basketball parallel to the paradoxical Three Stooges schtick: Wake up and go to sleep."It's a strange combination,"...
School Bonds Dominate Items in April 2 Vote
Bond issues from school districts and East Central College dominate propositions that will be on the ballot in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties on April 2.Tuesday was the deadline for placing proposals on the ballot. The Fort Zumwalt, Francis...
Season Slipping Away from Slumping Sabres
Before the slump, the Buffalo Sabres actually were excited about their performance. The hard-work approach was overshadowing their talent-depleted roster.Eleven games and nine losses later, the Sabres are worried that their once-promising playoff hopes...
Serb Captives Are War Criminals, Bosnians Charge
Bosnia's government announced Tuesday that it would press for war-crimes indictments against two top Serb officers who were arrested after they made a wrong turn near Sarajevo.Angry Bosnian Serb leaders immediately broke off contacts with the Muslim-led...
Sick Kids: A Doctor Answers Questions
NO, you are not imagining things. During these cold winter weeks, your kids have been sick more often than they are in better weather.But that's not because of the cold itself - despite the common misconception that low temperatures make kids sick.It's...
Simpson Again Denies Murder, Calls Ex-Wife `Love of My Life'
O.J. Simpson continued to fight for acquittal in the court of public opinion Tuesday and defended his right to make money from the murder case despite those who "want me to . . . lay down with the homeless."In his third interview in 24 hours, Simpson...
Sports Shorts
Iowa Star Suspended For Throwing Fit, Elbow</P><P>Iowa's Chris Kingsbury, the school record-holder for 3-pointers, was suspended Tuesday for the next three games because of unsportsmanlike behavior in Iowa's loss to Penn State last weekend.</P><P>Kingsbury...
State Gop Chairman Prefers Having No Choice in Primary
STATE GOP CHAIRMAN Woody Cozad says he can live with the results of a private meeting last week with the two Republican candidates for governor. Nothing happened."My hopes weren't particularly high to begin with," Cozad said Tuesday. "You don't talk...
State Senate Committee Oks Tougher Auto Emission Testing
A SENATE COMMITTEE approved an auto emission testing bill Tuesday in Jefferson City, possibly setting up another face-off between the Missouri Legislature and the federal government over St. Louis air pollution.On a 6-2 vote, Sen. Wayne Goode, D-Normandy,...
St. Louis Area's Ten Most Highly Recruited Football Players
For the eighth year, the Post-Dispatch has compiled a list of the 10 area football recruits who got the most attention this winter. The rankings are not based solely on how they played in high school but more on how hotly they were recruited by major-college...
Study: Anti-Lock Brakes Aren't Saving More Lives
Anti-lock brakes are reducing the number of minor auto accidents but aren't saving lives, a study sponsored by the auto industry says.The study gives a more optimistic view of the benefits of anti-lock brakes than earlier studies by the U.S. and Canadian...
Suns' Barkley, Unlike Bulls, Is Unstoppable
Suddenly, the Chicago Bulls are on a losing streak. And suddenly, Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns are looking like an NBA power again.Barkley scored 35 points as the Suns handed the Bulls only their fifth loss of the season - but their second in...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Gamblers Anonymous will meet at noon at St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First...
Teen Talk - and Talk and Talk Kids on the Phone Can Cause Parental Hangups
FOR A COUPLE of years, life for Carl and Pat Fernandez seemed ripped from the screenplay of "Aliens."Right before the couple's eyes, an object had grafted itself onto the right ear of their 12-year-old daughter, Kimberly, forcing her into nonstop chitchat."She...
Texas Lottery Winner Finds the Catch
Dear Ann Landers: Your answer to "Just Wondering in McLean, Va.," moved me to write you for the first time. You said, "If the winner of a sweepstakes should die, the remaining payments must be made to the estate."Not in Texas, dear heart. According...
The Best Private Help for Public Schools
What is the future for private companies that want to manage public schools? After the well-publicized failure of Education Alternatives Inc. in the Miami area, in Baltimore and now in Hartford, Conn., privatization might be considered on the ropes....
The X-Rated Files: Cyberporn Forays Targeted
No one would dream of sending one of those raunchy "I never thought I'd be writing this" letters to Penthouse on the company letterhead. Nor would many employees take out a subscription to Hustler and have it delivered to the office.But that's pretty...
Top Coach: Gorzynski Expects, and Gets, a Lot
For Rick Gorzynski, football often imitates life. One moment there is a path of daylight . . . the next you're thrown for a loss."You have your ups and downs, and sometimes you work so hard at something," Gorzynski said. "And you still fall short of...
Torch Passes Leader Taking Office as Haiti Grows Restless
RENE PREVAL isn't even in office yet, and Haitians already are impatient.The new president takes office today without the overwhelming popular support enjoyed by his predecessor and with widespread frustration over the government's inability to relieve...
Turn Container Lids into a Fun Project
AT OUR HOUSE, there's a kitchen drawer overflowing with plastic containers that spill out every time we jam it closed. It started as the Tupperware drawer but evolved into a catchall of margarine tubs and our latest collectible, a four-ounce cream...
Two Local Firms on `Worst' List
Venture Stores Inc. and Edison Brothers Stores Inc. are among the "10 worst companies" in America, says the California Public Employees Retirement System.CalPERS says it will intervene in Edison's bankruptcy case and demand a meeting with Venture's...
Umass Flashes Past Fordham in 2nd Half
Top-ranked Massachusetts didn't need overtime to remain unbeaten, just a devastating second half.The Minutemen (22-0, 10-0 Atlantic 10), the nation's only undefeated team, led Fordham by one point at halftime Tuesday night. Most of the crowd at Madison...
U.N. Report Blasts Japan for Sex Slaves in Wwii, Thousands Were Forced Prostitutes
In the first major postwar U.N. condemnation of Japan for World War II atrocities, a key United Nations investigator on Tuesday called on the Japanese government to pay damages and apologize to former sex slaves.Japan showed "extraordinary inhumanity"...
War Criminals Must Be Brought to Justice
It is important that war crimes trials take place as soon as an effective peace is achieved in the region sometimes called Greater Yugoslavia.To say that the possibility of such trials would slow the total peace process may be true, but more is involved...
Warriors on Track as Defending State Champs in Class 3a
The St. Charles West High Warriors were expected to win the Class 3A District 4 Wrestling Tournament at West Saturday.After all, the Warriors are the defending state champions in Class 3A. They're ranked third behind Granite City and Francis Howell in...
Warriors' Smith Once Again Proves He"s No Ordinary Joe
The Golden State Warriors knew what they were doing when they selected Joe Smith of Maryland as the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft."If I had to cast my vote for rookie of the year tomorrow, I'd give it to Joe - based on the fact that he has great legs...
Web Sites Getting Ready for Campaign Candidates
In 1960, presidential debates broadcast on the new technology of the day - television - helped spur a telegenic John Kennedy's victory over the not-ready-for-prime-time Richard Nixon.Will this be the year that another new technology, the Internet, puts...