St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 14, 1996

'95 Trip to Six Flags Still Haunts Woman
NEXT MONTH marks the one year anniversary of Wendy Fevurly's ill-fated family trip to Six Flags Over Mid-America. Not to mention her star-crossed journey through the court system.Fevurly, of Basehor, Kan., called me yesterday to bring me up to date on...
A Catastrophe Just Got a Bit More Expensive
The cost of a U.S. catastrophe just went up.Blaming inflation, an insurance industry trade group changed its definition of a catastrophe. It's now an event that causes at least $25 million in damage to insured property - instead of merely $5 million."A...
Acting Chief Appointed to Head Fire District
The St. Peters Fire Protection District board has decided to appoint Acting Chief Frank D. Schlenke to the job of fire chief, board members said Monday.Schlenke, 38, a 15-year veteran of the district, has been acting chief since October, when the board...
Angry Republicans Stand by as Clinton Steals Their Ideas
The anger some Republicans feel about President Bill Clinton's stealing their economic and social ideas in a blitzkrieg of deception is now heard from the lips of members of Congress in private conversation.After the recent dinner honoring Billy Graham...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My year-old whippet has stopped drinking water completely. Of late, I give him half-milk and half-water in the evening. I also give him half-water and half-chicken soup. Is there anything else I can do?All dogs need to drink water, especially...
A Puzzling Airline Crash
At this point, the cause of the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 is a mystery and may remain so. The plane is literally in tiny pieces, buried in the Florida swamp into which it nose-dived at high speed.Shortly after taking off from Miami International Airport...
As Artist, Rodman Has Creative Shoes to Fill
LET'S RETURN to the topic of Dennis Rodman as a performance artist.In my previous column, I quoted a reader and several Chicago art authorities who said Rodman should not be viewed merely as an athlete who happens to behave in an erratic manner. He is...
At 36, Blue Jays' Carter Is Proving `I Have a Lot Left'
Father Time catches up to all athletes. It's inevitable. But for those who believed a sub-par 1995 season was proof Joe Carter was nearing the end, his hot start has silenced skeptics.After failing to drive in 100 runs for just the second time in 10...
Athletes Battle Way through Districts Sectionals, State Await Survivors of Competition
The area's track and field athletes took their first steps toward state Saturday, taking part in district competition."It was tough, but that's what you have to expect at this time of the year," Francis Howell coach Steve Miller said. "Everybody's competing...
Belle, Indians Ring Up Angels' Phenom Closer
He has been hailed as the next great closer in the major leagues. Untouchable in the ninth inning. Unflappable in tense confrontations. Able to render a future Hall of Famer expendable.It was happening again Sunday at Anaheim Stadium. Troy Percival smoked...
Benes Gets the Gate, Pendleton Gets the Slam, Marlins Get the `W'
Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes settled his differences with Gary Sheffield over the telephone sometime before the end of the Florida Marlins' 5-2 win Monday night. But Cardinals manager Tony La Russa still has some words of warning for the Marlins slugger.Benes...
Between Now and Friday
The final four days of this year's session of the Legislature will show Missourians how serious their lawmakers are about curbing the influence of special interests in Jefferson City. Strict legislation governing the conduct of lobbyists has been passed...
Bingo Bane Casino Gambling Cuts into Charity Proceeds
Kathy Robertson and Janet Haynes got to the bingo hall an hour before game time. They picked out their favorite seats at a long wooden table, bought a $20 package of cards and began setting up their fuchsia and purple markers."We play three nights a...
Blue Cross Sues State Regulators Alleges Misconduct in Pursuit of Funds
The state of Missouri asserts that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri owes the public hundreds of millions of dollars. Blue Cross says it doesn't.Now the two will have the chance to prove it in court.On Monday, Blue Cross, the state's largest health...
Book about Loss of Child Helps Share
A local agency that counsels those who have lost a baby has found a Christmas present that keeps on giving.SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc. has received $48,000 already this year from The Christmas Box Foundation, which was set up by the a...
Briefs
MISSOURITIMES BEACHLoss Of Power Shuts Down Dioxin Incinerator BrieflyA brief loss of power at Times Beach caused a 20-minute shutdown in the dioxin incinerator early Monday.The outage tripped the incinerator's automatic shutdown, stopping the flow of...
Briefs
NATIONARLINGTONFormer CIA Director Is Buried With HonorsThe remains of former CIA Director William Colby were buried with military honors Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.After a private memorial service for family and friends, an urn bearing Colby's...
Brothers Held in School Bus Fight One Had Rifle, Other Attacked Students, Police Say
A youth was charged with pointing a scoped .22-caliber rifle at a school bus Monday while his younger brother fought with two teen-agers on board.The incident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. at North Euclid and Thekla avenues.The suspect, Noel O'Neil,...
Bulls Try to Send Knicks Home for the Summer
As weekends in New York go, the Chicago Bulls have to be satisfied with surviving two brutal games with the Knicks.A split gave Chicago a 3-1 edge in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. With the Orlando Magic leading Atlanta 3-0 and going for the...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNAlatec High Performance Racing Group has moved to 170 North Callahan Road, Unit 101, in Wentzville, from Bridgeton. The company specializes in automotive products for racing and high performance engines. Alatec Products aerospace division...
Cable Outlets Expect Record Run on Blues
The Blues' improbable run toward the Stanley Cup semifinals has left local cable operators gearing up for a deluge of pay-TV orders today. They have some advice for customers: order early.Cable executives are expecting tonight's telecast of the Blues-Detroit...
`Caregivers' Dropped from Abortion Bill Plan Was `Lightning Rod' for Criticism, Schneider Says
Sen. John Schneider has dropped his push for a system of "caregivers" who would promote alternatives to abortion.Schneider, D-Florissant, said Monday he had agreed to remove the caregiver plan from a House-passed bill regulating abortion facilities."There...
Carnahan Names 2 to Police Board
Gov. Mel Carnahan on Monday nominated two corporate lawyers to the St. Louis Police Board.The nominees - Jeffrey S. Jamieson and Wayman F. Smith III - are expected to be approved by the state Senate before the Legislature adjourns Friday, a spokesman...
Carnahan Names 2 to Police Board Senate Expected to OK Nominations of Lawyers
Gov. Mel Carnahan nominated on Monday two corporate lawyers to the St. Louis Police Board.The nominees - Jeffrey S. Jamieson and Wayman F. Smith III - are expected to be approved by the state Senate before the Legislature adjourns Friday, said a spokesman...
City Treasurer Again Writing Bad Checks
For the second time in eight years, St. Louis Treasurer Larry Williams has been discovered bouncing personal checks on a city account he controls.At least seven checks totaling about $4,000 bounced in the last two years, said Tom Stoff, Williams' spokesman....
Cleaning Bronze Markers Requires Special Care
Dear Heloise: After reading your response concerning cleaning bronze cemetery markers, I felt as though I should write you.I have been in the cemetery industry since 1969. At our cemeteries, we use bronze on granite memorials as you discussed. The bronze...
Climber near Death on Everest Makes Radio Call to His Wife
In bitter cold and howling wind, only 400 feet below the peak of Mount Everest, Rob Hall called his pregnant wife, Jan, on his fading radio to say goodbye.Rob Hall, 36, from New Zealand, had just reached the peak of the world's highest mountain Friday...
Clinton Aims at Youth Violence Wants Stiffer Penalties, Longer Detention Time
President Bill Clinton proposed tougher penalties Monday for youth violence, warning gang members, "We mean to put you out of business."In a ceremony in the East Room, Clinton urged more leeway to prosecute juveniles as adults for drug conspiracy, violent...
Company Appeals $295,000 OSHA Fine Penalty Was Assessed after Worker's Death
A.O. Smith Inc. has appealed a $295,000 penalty by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration related to a fatal accident last fall at A.O. Smith's Granite City plant.David L. Keel, 52, was decapitated by a 300-ton press in the accident on...
Cook Announces Re-Election Bid, Expects `a Tough Race'
SECRETARY OF STATE Bekki Cook, appointed to her post 17 months ago, says she is well aware her performance will be the chief issue in this year's election.She adds that she also knows that most Missourians have no idea who she is and that Republican...
C-USA and Mvc Give St. Louis Eight Days of Heavy Hoops
This city's sports calendar runneth over.On Monday, officials formally announced Conference USA will play its 1997 men's basketball tournament at the 20,000-seat Kiel Center. St. Louis University will play host to the tournament March 5-8.C-USA Commissioner...
Cyber Cum Laude Finns See Teen Graduate Via Internet
Esko and Liisa Ruokonen did not have to find seats in the Clever High School gymnasium to watch their daughter graduate, let alone leave their home in Finland for the little town in southwest Missouri.This year, Clever High School was holding graduation...
Detroit on Brink at Blues' Rink for Casey, Big Upsets Are Story of Career
Quiet and unassuming by nature, Jon Casey easily could be lost in a crowd. He's optimistically listed at 5 feet 10 and 155 pounds - soaking wet. And he barely says a peep.To see him in a suit and his wire-framed glass, he could pass for an accountant...
Dole Must Unite a Fractured Party
Recollecting in tranquility the delights of politics in 1800, a retired member of Congress said, "It was a pleasure to live in those good old days, when a Federalist could knock a Republican down in the streets and not be questioned about it."In 1996,...
Elevated Iron in Young Women Is Uncommon
Dear Dr. Donohue: When my daughter, 28, went to give blood, she was told she has a high amount of iron. She's very busy and works long hours, but she takes good care of herself and jogs. What happens with too much iron in the blood? She doesn't seem...
Ex-Lawyer's Drug Conviction Overturned by Appeals Court
Gerald Bassett, who surrendered his law license before being convicted on drug charges in 1994, has won a reversal of the conviction from the Fifth District Appellate Court at Mount Vernon.In a ruling announced Monday, the court ruled that the judge...
Flood Aid to Help4 Counties in Illinois Relief Workers Try to Get Victims 'Back to Normal'
Flood relief workers are going door-to-door throughout four Illinois counties this week, hoping to spread the word that federal money is available to victims of this spring's floods and storms.The counties are St. Clair, Madison, Monroe and Franklin,...
For the Long Haul Our Region's Mega-Commuters Rank among the Top 2 Percent in the Nation
HERE'S something to think about while you're driving to work: What is the most time you would give over to driving to work?Explore your mind: What are the outer limits of your endurance before the car becomes a see-through cage?The absolute max, if you...
Freedom of Speech in Ads Gets Boost Ruling Could Thwart Cigarette Ad Limits
In a ruling that might hamper President Bill Clinton's effort to limit cigarette advertising, the Supreme Court struck down on Monday Rhode Island's ban on ads that list or refer to liquor prices.The court ruled unanimously that the ban, aimed at promoting...
Government Relaxes the Rules on How Much Retirees Can Earn
Congress has passed, and the president signed, a birthday present for people who reach 65. You're supposed to remember how nice they were when you reach the voting booth.Your gift: an increase in Social Security's "earnings test." That's the test that...
Governor Could Adjust Food Tax under Measure Passed by House
The governor could adjust the state's sales tax on food under a measure the House approved Monday.The House then agreed to let voters decide in November if the state should repeal the state tax on food altogether.The floating sales tax could be adjusted...
Hitting the Trail Woman Embraces 2,150-Mile Hike
Rain, hunger and mice in her sleeping bag represent Mary Ladish's expectations of hardship on the Appalachian Trail.The benefits?"Finding beauty. God. Stillness. Watching sunrises and sunsets. Sleeping on mountain tops," Ladish said.She leaves May 19...
Honor Roll
Students at Hollenbeck Junior High School, 4555 Central School Road, must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:Sixth GradeKristy Ackerman, Frances Allen, Monish Amin,...
Hull Still Sore over Gretzky's Bruising in Press
Blues winger Brett Hull contends that there's been no major change in the play of captain Wayne Gretzky in the past week.And Hull is bitter over the doubts raised about The Great One after he was minus 4 with no points in the Blues' 8-3 loss to Detroit...
Husband's Insults Make Wife Feel Undesirable
Dear Abby: I am very troubled. When I married my second husband, "Fred," he told me he was a virgin, and passed himself off as caring toward women. Then, after our marriage, he mentioned that he used to frequent strip joints. I was upset about it because...
Insurance Firm's Fire Lawsuit Dismissed from Federal Court
A federal judge in St. Louis has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an insurance company that contends it doesn't have to pay for all the damage caused by a fire on Aug. 11 at St. Charles High School."We're pretty happy," St. Charles School District Superintendent...
In the Line of Duty . . . Officers, Families Remember Those Who Served, Died
Officer Tim Holland of the St. Charles Mounted Police led a riderless horse Monday through St. Charles Memorial Gardens.The tradition started with the U.S. cavalry in the 1800s when the riderless horse represented a fallen soldier. On Monday, the horse...
It's Westwood Ho! for Cards' Lankford
HOME FOR HOMER MAN: The 10,000-square-foot ranch house on Conway Road at Terryhill Lane in Westwood, built on two acres in 1989 by premiere homebuilder Barry Simon, was recently snapped up by Ray Lankford, the Cardinals' center fielder - and home run...
Jewish Teen Slain at Bus Stop Gunmen Open Fire in West Bank; Another Student Wounded
Gunmen in a car opened fire on Jewish settlers at a West Bank bus stop Monday, killing a U.S.-born seminary student and seriously wounding another student.The two gunmen first shot at a bulletproof bus carrying Jewish settlers, denting the windshield...
Justice Is Not Only Blind but Often Dumb, Too
Dear Ann Landers: Are you aware that a disabled grandmother who is unable to go up and down stairs can lose her home through confiscation by the government because her grandson is growing marijuana in the basement? Here's more:An absentee landlord can...
Lawmakers Aim New Measure at Sex `Predators' in Unanimous Vote, House, Senate Pass Bill to Lengthen Sentences
Criminals pegged as "sexual predators" would face lifetime supervision by parole authorities under a bill the Legislature passed and sent to the governor on Monday.The bill, one of Gov. Mel Carnahan's legislative priorities, sailed through both chambers...
Major Airlines Soar; Discounters Falter
Airline stocks posted their biggest one-day advance in more than two months Monday as investors figured that larger, more established carriers would benefit from questions about the safety of no-frills carriers.Start-up airlines may suffer from Saturday's...
Man in 'Common Law' Cases May Sue Prosecutors
A man accused of leading people to file illegal challenges to the courts in Madison County has threatened to sue prosecutors who have called him a "charlatan." He also has been accused of profiting by teaching people about phony "common law" courts.Dennis...
Meat Eaters Endangering the Earth
Another Earth Day come and gone with barely a whisper about vegetarianism. Why not? Because self-proclaimed environmentalists who consume flesh are legion. Many run big environmental charities or work to preserve endangered species. But there is no such...
Missouri Group Active in Week to Honor Slain Police Officers
It was not the way Missourian Sarah Faulkner would have chosen to spend Mother's Day, running her hands over her son's name on a cool marble wall at a memorial in the nation's capital.But she did, and later she was glad."I don't think there was any other...
Mitsubishi Replacing Its Attorney Team in Sex Harassment Case
Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc., which faces a lawsuit charging sexual harassment, is replacing its legal team and does not plan to enter settlement talks any time soon.In Chicago, two Mitsubishi representatives met Friday with lawyers...
Morning Briefing
Zoltek Falls After Stock Called PriceyZoltek Cos. shares fell $5.50, or 6.7 percent, to $76.50 Monday after a Barron's article said the carbon-fiber maker's stock is selling at a pricey 109 times the current fiscal year's earnings as it faces big competitors.In...
Neighbors Resist Baptist School's Plan
A Baptist boarding school for troubled youths that was the site of a killing in March wants to open a second campus in south Florida but faces opposition from neighbors.The Mountain Park Baptist Church and Boarding Academy operates on a secluded 165-acre...
Obituaries
Martin Viehmann Martin A. Viehmann, 88, of Wentzville, died Thursday (May 9, 1996) of natural causes at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy.Mr. Viehmann was retired and had operated a farm for many years in Wright City. He was a member of Immanuel...
Oldies, Goodies New Book to List Historic Buildings That Dot County
By Charlene Prost Of the Post-Dispatch Staff FOR THOSE who associate St. Louis County with new buildings, county preservationists are planning several events this week that might change that.As part of Preservation Week, the county's Historic Buildings...
Ozolinsh's Goal in 2nd Overtime Puts Avalanche in Western Finals
The Colorado Avalanche advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, defeating the host Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Monday night on Sandis Ozolinsh's goal 5:18 into the second overtime.The Avalanche, in their first season in...
Panel Cracks Down on Bingo Violators
"The Big Moose came in and said the Little Moose was not doing a good job."That's how Kevin Mullally, deputy director of the Missouri Gaming Commission, described missing funds and accounting problems at bingo operations of the Maplewood Moose Lodge...
Panthers Poised to Bedevil Flyers Just as New Jersey Did Last Year
For the Philadelphia Flyers, it seems like old times - the worst kind of old times.Last season, as Eastern Conference champions, they were upset in the playoffs by New Jersey. Now the 3-year-old Florida Panthers are one game away from eliminating the...
Pendleton Snuffs out Trouble before Slamming Cardinals
Florida third baseman Terry Pendleton was a man of action Monday night. Moments after he helped defuse teammate Gary Sheffield's attempt to get at former San Diego teammate Andy Benes, Pendleton took matters into his hands by clouting a grand slam."We...
People
We'll commence with the commencement speakers:At West Virginia's Shepherd College, MARY TYLER MOORE asked grads to follow her example and stop eating meat. Moore said human hunger could be eradicated with the grain now given to livestock.At Syracuse...
Piper's Moving off Mat to Bench Fast: He's Coach
Lindenwood College didn't have to go very far to find its new wrestling coach. Eric Piper, who just graduated from Lindenwood, has taken over the program."I guess it's a case of being in the right place at the right time," said Piper, 23. "I was approached...
Pizza Worker Charged in Killing of His Boss
Jeffrey S. Mosier, 17, has been charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the stabbing death of his boss at Imo's Pizza in Festus early Sunday.The body of James M. Stratton, 30, was found about 1:30 a.m. on the parking lot outside the business...
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 DEATHSEast St. Louis: Jack L. Jones, 19, of East St. Louis, was sentenced...
Put It on the P.A
The Kiwanis Club of St. Charles has given $1,000 grants to five graduating seniors at schools in St. Charles. Those receiving the awards are Kevin Hussey and Lawrence Coleman of Duchesne High School, Deanna Lynn Smith and Jay McCullogh of St. Charles...
Refugees on Ship Sent Back out to Sea Liberians Turned Away after Boat Is Restocked
A rusty freighter seeking a port of refuge for thousands of sick and weary Liberian refugees was forced out to sea yet again Monday after restocking urgently needed food and medical supplies in Ghana.Ghanaian authorities would not let the 3,000 to 4,000...
Regional Looking to Survive Competition Means Change in Focus to Outpatient Care
IT DOESN'T LOOK much like the future.No expensive, high-tech medical machines are found in Dr. Peter Krewet's examining room at the Max C. Starkloff Health Center in St. Louis.The walls are lined with cut-out characters from the children's book "Winnie...
Retired Yes, but Teacher Still Stands for Children Washington Rally to Give Chance to Send Message
A retired St. Charles school teacher, Donna Schenebeck, will be taking a stand for children at a rally June 1 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.About a month ago, said Schenebeck, "I saw a story in Parade magazine (about the event) and said, `I'm...
Safety Officials Defend Inspections of Airline Critics Question Faa's Ability to Oversee Carriers
Even as the ValuJet tragedy spurred a new review Monday, the nation's top airline safety official defended his agency's inspections of the low-cost carrier.But David Hinson, who heads the Federal Aviation Administration, added that he would be meeting...
Safety of Older Jets - like Twa's - in Question
If the crash of a 1970s-era DC-9 in southern Florida revives debate over the safety of so called geriatric jets, Trans World Airlines Inc. is certain to draw much of the attention.TWA has one of the oldest fleets among the nation's major carriers.TWA...
Several Area High School Golfers Fare Well as State Tourneys Begin
Clogging the tee times and parking lots of three local courses, hundreds of high school golfers descended on the Missouri High School Boys Golf Championships on Monday, all hoping to avoid the predicted rainfall.The menacing morning storm clouds dissipated...
Shocking Blues Slipping by on Electric Glide
The sushi symbol of this playoff series is not an octopus, as the Detroit Red Wings suggest.It's an electric eel.Shocking. Rare. Too slippery to grasp.The Blues, who struggled to shoot or think straight during the regular season, are a victory away from...
Simpson Goes on TV in London, Answers Questions about Case
O.J. Simpson says he was fleeing the sting of critics when he led police on a slow-speed chase along the freeways of Los Angeles five days after the slayings of his former wife and a friend.And Simpson suggested that the barbs still sting, in a sometimes...
Slavery Was Racial, Not Economic
Slavery was good for blacks. It wasn't about race. It was justified in the Bible. American slaves were better treated than slaves anywhere else in the world. Black slaves suffered less than freed blacks suffer today from abuse, rape, broken homes and...
Smith, Borders on All-Star Ballot Instead of Clayton, Pagnozzi
The All-Star ballots are out - and two Cardinals regulars aren't listed.One is catcher Tom Pagnozzi, who has been on an All-Star team before. But he wasn't active at the start of the season when the teams submitted names to the league offices. The other...
Special Tribute to Erma Bombeck Husband Shares Some Glimpses of Their Ups, Downs
(Editor's note: At the behest of Universal Press Syndicate, columnist Erma Bombeck's husband of 46 years, Bill Bombeck, agreed to share the remarks he made at her private funeral service April 28.)Dear Readers: In 1989, Erma began to experience a series...
Sports Shorts
UMSL Gets Invitation To Baseball TourneyOf the Post-Dispatch Staff The University of Missouri-St. Louis baseball team gained an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament Monday. The Rivermen (34-7), who set a school record for victories this season,...
Sports Shorts
UMSL Gets Invitation To Baseball TourneyThe University of Missouri-St. Louis baseball team gained an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament Monday. The Rivermen (34-7), who set a school record for victories this season, will play Thursday through...
Spotlight
This week's student spotlight focuses on Andy Palmer, a sophomore at St. Charles High School. He recently placed second in a statewide Youth of the Year contest administered by Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Earlier, he was named Youth of the Year...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, 9:30 a.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 and 8 p.m. Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Bi-Polar Group, a support group for manic-depressive...
Supreme Court Allows Union to Sue Brown Shoe Co. Plant
The Supreme Court strengthened the right of unions to sue on behalf of their workers in a ruling Monday on the closing of the Brown Shoe Co. plant in Dexter, Mo.In a unanimous decision, the court said the union representing 277 workers who were laid...
Thrill Ride: Investors Hang on as Dow Plunges and Soars
The stock market soars to new highs one day only to retreat 50 to 100 points the next. What is freely given one week is taken back the next.Wild swings on Wall Street have become so commonplace that 1996 is shaping up to be one of the most volatile years...
Tops: Wentzville Council Glows Gold Again
Student council members at Wentzville High School are beaming these days. Their group has received the Gold Council Award, the highest given by the state student council association, for the third straight year."I'm really proud of them. It shows they...
Trachsel's 1-Hitter Sends Cubs to Win
Chicago's Steve Trachsel gave up one hit, to the first man he faced, then coasted to a 6-0 victory Monday at home over Houston.After Brian Hunter opened the game with a double, Trachsel (3-2) gave up a walk in the second inning before retiring 14 in...
U.S. Inspectors Vow to Scrutinize Valujet `We Are Going to Get to the Bottom of This'
Federal inspectors are making ValuJet the country's most closely watched airline, promising "hands-on" scrutiny of its aircraft and maintenance program.This comes in the wake of Saturday's crash of a ValuJet DC-9 that killed the 109 people on board.As...
U.S. Lags in Approval of Health Products
Richard Worland has taken to heart the words "Physician, heal thyself." Worland, an orthopedic surgeon in Richmond, Va., is the inventor of a shoulder-implant device to treat arthritis. His own shoulder has deteriorated to the point that he needs his...
U.S. Roads Official to See Need for Hwy. 94 Funds
The federal highway administrator, Rodney E. Slater, will be in West Alton this morning to see for himself how the annual spring floods take their toll on Highway 94.State officials will show Slater the wall of sand and dirt that was built Friday across...
Valujet Crash May Hurt MD-95 Analyst: Other Airlines Would Fill Gap
McDonnell Douglas Corp. could have trouble launching its MD-95 jetliner if ValuJet Inc. is thrown into financial turmoil by its first fatal accident, some analysts say."It makes the program a lot more iffy than it was," said Paul Nisbet, who follows...
Weiland's in Unfamiliar Position - at a Loss
Stacy Weiland could almost feel it coming. So when he wasn't re-hired as head wrestling coach at Lindenwood College, it didn't come as much of a shock."I'd been telling people I didn't think I'd be back and they kept telling me I was crazy," said Weiland,...
Wentzville's Knocking off Emba Powers
The Wentzville team of the East Missouri Baseball Association is proving to be quite a giant-killer early this season.In the league's opening week of action in April, Wentzville upended defending EMBA champion Old Monroe 6-5. Friday night, Wentzville...
Whitewater Prosecutor: Hale Had No Reason to Lie
The Whitewater trial's chief prosecution witness had no reason to lie a decade ago when he said President Bill Clinton benefited from an illegal loan, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments Monday."Did David Hale say, . . . `One of these days,...
Whitewater, Travelgate and Cover-Ups
President Bill Clinton has testified in the fraud trial of his former business partners, Susan and James McDougal, and, as expected, has categorically denied that he put pressure on the operator of a lending institution to make a loan to the McDougals....
Who's Back? Another `Dr. Who,' That's Who
'Doctor Who'When: 7 tonightWhere: Channel 2THE Doctor was out. Surely he hadn't confused the time - after all, the man is a bona fide Time Lord.Of course, he hasn't been one for long, and when Paul McGann eventually got on the phone in his Los Angeles...
Woes on Offense Leave Red Wings Groping for Answers
The Red Wings are mystified.Scoring came so easily in the regular season, when they netted 325 goals - second only to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League.They struggled against Winnipeg in the first round of the playoffs but could blame...
Workers Find Black Box on Downed Plane Divers Also Retrieve Some Remains
Protected by a sharpshooter scouting for alligators and poisonous snakes, emergency workers recovered the flight data recorder Monday from the ValuJet wreckage.They also came up with disintegrated plane parts and human remains.Teams of divers walked...
Yeltsin Sets Talk with Rival on Forming Election Coalition
Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced progress Monday in his efforts to persuade his challengers to form a democratic coalition to ward off a victory by Gennady Zyuganov, the Communist candidate, in the June 16 elections.Yeltsin announced plans to...