St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 30, 1996

5 & 10 Pinch Ben Franklin Retail Chain Files for Bankruptcy
The 117-year-old Ben Franklin Retail Stores Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But this action should have little impact on the individual Ben Franklin stores, area store owners say.Ben Franklin, based in Carol Stream, Ill., a Chicago...
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Abolish Parole
So often we learn, after an arrest for a senseless crime, that the culprit was on parole from prison. We are saddened by the crime. We are incensed and angered to learn that the person arrested was on parole.This system of parole or early release should...
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After 13-Game Skid, O'fallon Stars Finally Shine Winless Streak Snapped with 16-0 Victory over Dardenne
Manny Spindola knew it was only a matter of time. But the wait for the O'Fallon Stars' first victory of the East Missouri Baseball Association season had been long enough.O'Fallon beat the Dardenne Warriors 16-0 Sunday at Westhoff Park, snapping O'Fallon's...
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Alderman Challenges Williams for Treasurer Gruen Seeks to Unseat Incumbent Who Has Held Office for 15 Years
IN THE ST. LOUIS TREASURER'S race, a 15-year officeholder is defending his record against blasts from an alderman who wants the job.Treasurer Larry Williams and Alderman Dan Gruen of the 11th Ward, both Democrats, are contenders for the post in the Aug....
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Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Of all the small caged creatures - mice, gerbils, hamsters, and so forth - which would be the easiest for a child to care for? My son wants one desperately, but I don't fancy myself getting too involved with the pet.By "too involved" do...
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Anonymous Terror Obscures Any Possible Message
What is so frightening about the explosion of TWA Flight 800, the U.S. barracks in Saudi Arabia and now the bomb at the Atlanta Olympics is that we seem to be dealing with a new kind of terrorist: "Anonymous" - the real Anonymous, the one who matters,...
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Around the Venues
U.S. Women Stuff South Korea By 41This time, the U.S. women's basketball team won by 41 points - and held South Korea to 14 in the second half.Their two preliminary-round "squeakers" were by 17, and the other wins came by 33 and 60.Are people going to...
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Bomb Suspects Are American Memorial Service to Reopen Centennial Park Today
Investigators have identified several Americans as potential suspects in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.But authorities did not indicate that an arrest was imminent.Centennial Park, closed since a...
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Borrow on Tomorrow Ohio Bank Wants to Offer a 401(k) Credit Card
On one hand, the program will make it easy to take advantage of retirement savings for current expenses and borrow money at a cheaper rate than ordinary credit cards.On the other hand, it may encourage spending instead of saving and cut into money workers...
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Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUISClinic Will Administer School ImmunizationsSchool is coming, and with it the requirement that children's immunizations be up to date.The St. Louis Department of Health and Hospitals will sponsor a free immunization clinic Wednesday at...
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Bronze Medal Means More to Ex-Champ Lenzi
Mark Lenzi finished his diving career in style Monday night at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.The bronze medal he won in the 3-meter springboard won't shine like the gold he bought home from Barcelona but in some ways, it's finer."Since last spring,...
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Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNO'Fallon has two new businesses. Papa John's Pizza has opened at 929 Highway K next to True Value Hardware. The corporate-owned store is managed by Jeff Diermann. Telephone: 281-2020. Little Pioneers Child Care Center, 427 West Terra Lane,...
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But No. 2 Washington Pushes Legion's Playoffs to the Max
The St. Charles American Legion baseball team wasn't able to do anything the easy wasy in the District Nine playoffs.So, with a chance to wrap up the title in Saturday night's championship game at C-H Park - you guessed it - St. Charles came out flat....
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Change in State Law Makes Commission Race for 4-Year Terms
A change in state law means that the two Lincoln County associate commissioners elected this year will serve four-year terms instead of two-year terms.The race in the 1st District among incumbent Edward Huber, Darryl D. Evans and Charles Detmer will...
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China Carries out Nuclear Test despite Talks
Eleven hours before international negotiators sat down Monday to push through a global nuclear weapons test ban, China detonated what it promised would be its last nuclear test.China's chief negotiator, Sha Zukang, then told delegates at the 61-nati...
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Chow Comes through with Silver Medal on Uneven Bars
Before coming to Atlanta, Amy Chow was best known as the gymnast who smacked her face against the balance beam at this year's Olympic trials.Now, she's the lone American with an individual medal.Chow joined Kerri Strug as the unlikeliest of new U.S....
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Church's School Gets Permit Approval for Temporary Classroom Need for Space, Freeze on Building Prompt Request
St. Patrick Catholic Church has secured a permit to install a temporary classroom near the church's elementary school, 701 Church Street in Wentzville.The Rev. Leo Spezia, pastor of St. Patrick, says the school needs the extra space but cannot build...
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Circuit Attorney Primary Battle Heats Up
The bitter Democratic fight over the St. Louis circuit attorney's race continues to heat up.State Sen. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, said Monday that while he is making no endorsement, he "personally supports Donnell Smith." Smith, a local lawyer,...
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Completely Clueless in Atlanta -- and Loving It
AT THE INTERNATIONAL press center here, I have access to newspapers from all around the world, and I noticed Monday that the tabloids from London, known mostly for their scoops on the royal family, have already determined that the Centennial Park bombing...
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Congress' Welfare Bills Have States Worried Lawmakers Say Provisions May Cost a Bundle
Missouri Political Correspondent STATES SAY they'd like to be considered in Congress' welfare reform measure, because they could get stuck with paying the bill.Leaders of the National Conference of State Legislatures said Monday they were in constant...
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Deciphering Airport Codes a Former Airline Employee Tackles the Obscure Ones
DONALD Smith is on a quest to crack some codes.Not the kind of codes that involve espionage or international intrigue or even computer geekdom.Rather, Smith is investigating the three-letter airport codes you see on your travel agent's computer terminal...
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Disease Victims Usually Aren't Organ Donors
Dear Ann Landers: Please answer this question in your column. Can a person who has had hepatitis A become an organ donor? What about diabetes or cancer? I would like to become an organ donor but need some answers first. Can you help?SACRAMENTO, CALIF.According...
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DNA Fails to Clear Inmate on Death Row
A St. Louis man who has been on Missouri's death row longer than anyone asked Gov. Mel Carnahan on Monday to delay his execution next week even though DNA tests failed to clear him of raping the victim.Thomas Battle had hoped a DNA test would absolve...
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Double Delight Portage Pirates Beat C-H for First Time - Twice!
Vic Scheiter, manager of the Portage Pirates of the East Missouri Baseball Association, could hardly contain himself Sunday evening."This is really exciting for us," said Scheiter, whose team swept defending East League champion Cottleville-Harvester...
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Eight Candidates Bidding to Become Sheriff as New Era Begins
Eight candidates have entered the Lincoln County sheriff's race at a time that some say is the beginning of a new era for the county.The county still is mostly rural, but the westward sprawl from St. Louis and St. Charles counties has pushed out Interstate...
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Election's Automatic for Unopposed Party Posts
Next week's election in St. Charles County will be a breeze for 26 Democrats, 18 Republicans and two Libertarians. Their names aren't even on the ballot, yet they already are assured of victory.The 46 are candidates who are unopposed for a seat on the...
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Excessive Attention Feeds Terrorims
When high-tech mischief strikes, as it did two weeks ago over Long Island Sound, or lower-tech mayhem as on early Saturday morning in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, I listen for voices of realism but seldom hear them - especially on television.Something...
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Excessive Attention Feeds Terrorism
When high-tech mischief strikes, as it did two weeks ago over Long Island Sound, or lower-tech mayhem as on early Saturday morning in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, I listen for voices of realism but seldom hear them - especially on television.Something...
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Fernandez Pitches U.S. Past China, into Final Game
Another game for the U.S. softball team, another outcome hanging in doubt in the late innings. It's a trend coach Ralph Raymond could do without."For a while there, I got a little worried," Raymond said after the United States defeated China 1-0 in 10...
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Five Ring Circus
Weightlifting is serious business. Somebody named Akakide Kakhiashvilis lifted a total of 410 kg, or the metric equivalent of a Ford Escort driven by Richard Simmons.So how do you get psyched up to do that? How do you forget that you are risking the...
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Full Swing: Fairview Heights Ready for Pan Am Baseball
As the Olympics end, fans here will be able to savor the international spirit a little longer with the Junior Pan American Baseball Championships.The tournament - the largest youth baseball event in the Western Hemisphere - begins Friday in Fairview...
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Gop Names Speakers, Convention's Agenda
Republicans released on Monday a lengthy list of speakers for next month's national convention.And Pat Buchanan, who wasn't on it, complained that conservatives were being shoved aside as Bob Dole sought to project a softer, moderate GOP image.Republican...
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Grace A. Shropshire, 83; Was Teacher, Active as Volunteer
Grace A. Shropshire, a former elementary school teacher in Kirkwood, died July 23, 1996, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur after suffering a heart attack at her home in Creve Coeur. She was 83.Mrs. Shropshire taught for 13 years in the...
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How Can Youexplain Bombing?
Last Friday night, I stood with my 6-year-old granddaughter in a seventh-floor room of the Omni Hotel, looking across into Centennial Olympic Park. It was a wondrous scene, a modern-day Breughel painting come to life, teeming with people enjoying themselves...
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How Can You Explain Bombing?
Last Friday night, I stood with my 6-year-old granddaughter in a seventh-floor room of the Omni Hotel, looking across into Centennial Olympic Park. It was a wondrous scene, a modern-day Breughel painting come to life, teeming with people enjoying themselves...
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How to Enter Two Pet Photo Contests
ONCE YOU get that perfect pet picture, here's what you need to know about entering the "All American" Pet Photo Contest - and what you'll receive if you win:The contest is open to amateur photographers only.You may enter as often as you wish, but each...
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Hundreds Mourn 3 Who Perished on Doomed 747 Friends, Relatives of Couple, Twa Trainee Fill 2 Churches
Respect and sorrow for three people who perished in the destruction of Trans World Airlines' Flight 800 on July 17 filled two churches here Monday.In the morning, more than 900 people attended the funeral Mass and burial in Wentzville for Oliver Krick,...
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Hundreds Mourn Flight Trainee on Doomed 747 His Co-Workers Are Urged to 'Rededicate' to Service
As the congregation sang the opening hymn, "On Eagles Wings," the parents of TWA flight engineer Oliver Krick sprinkled holy water on their son's casket. Atop the shroud were one of Oliver's uniform caps and a toy bear in an old-time aviator's helmet.Krick,...
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Indians Trade Baerga, Acquire Vizcaino, Kent
Carlos Baerga, struggling this season after four years as one of baseball's best second baseman, was traded Monday from the Cleveland Indians to the New York Mets for infielders Jose Vizcaino and Jeff Kent."Obviously, this is a very difficult decision...
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Inflamed Fascia Causes Foot Pain
Dear Dr. Donohue: Is there a cure or treatment for plantar fasciitis? It is like walking on sharp-edged stones or rocks, and only worsens when I lie down afterward. I'd appreciate any help.You describe plantar fasciitis to a T. Most people would refer...
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Is Privacy Terrorism's Next Victim?
Two explosions within 11 days do nothing to make expanded wiretap authority any more necessary than it was when Congress rejected it after the tragedy in Oklahoma City. Nevertheless, President Bill Clinton is again trying to get Congress to allow the...
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It Is 1996, and Big Brother Has Finally Caught Up
COMPANY POLICY 6.7 re: Use of Company Communication Technologies struck me like a dagger through the heart.Big Brother was putting me on notice that as of tomorrow, I had better curb my tongue in cyberspace. From that moment forward - and backward -...
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Johnson Wins 400, Eyes 200 in His Bid for a Double Dash of Gold
The Odyssey began with a case of food poisoning in 1992 and became so consuming that Michael Johnson fired his girlfriend to pare down any looming distractions.Always, his quest to become the first man to win the 200- and 400-meter dashes in the same...
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J.R., Southfork Gang Gather for Reunion
FORGET the gunshot you heard six years ago in the series finale of "Dallas."J.R. Ewing is alive and well - well, mostly.J.R. returns in a "Dallas" movie for CBS next season, although it's his funeral that draws family and friends to Southfork ranch again....
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Know Your Pet Know Your Camera
`I GAVE AWAY all my secrets," said photographer Walter Chandoha of the hints he shared in his "All American" Pet Photo Tips brochure for CPI and Fox photo. "If everyone followed everything in that pamphlet, they would put me out of business," he quippedIn...
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Lasorda Decides He's Too Hyper to Manage Again
Tom Lasorda, an ambassador and cheerleader for baseball for nearly two decades, retired Monday as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had heart surgery last month.Lasorda, 68, underwent the angioplasty procedure when it was determined he had a heart...
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Lasorda Decides He's Too Hyper to Manage Again
Tom Lasorda, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers for 19 1/2 seasons, announced his retirement Monday, one month after he suffered a heart attack.After two World Series championships, four National League pennants and eight Western Division titles, Lasorda,...
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Lenzi's Best Not Enough to Catch Chinese Divers
Three Olympics and three medals for Chinese diving star Xiong Ni, the latest one gold.Xiong and countryman Yu Zhuocheng pulled away from Americans Mark Lenzi and Scott Donie midway through the springboard finals Monday night. Not even Lenzi's final spectacular...
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Lewis Jumps to History; Johnson Halfway There for King Carl, Every 4 Years Is a Leap Year
Once again, Carl Lewis found the magic in the night. From Los Angeles to Seoul, from Barcelona to Atlanta, he has owned the big moments of the summer Olympics. How many times have we watched him play out the scene?Lewis, jumping over the pressure, rising...
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Long Overdue Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Congress has passed and sent to President Bill Clinton the "Taxpayer Bill of Rights." The measure will restrain overzealous Internal Revenue Service agents who can do great harm to taxpayers and give citizens important new tools to pursue remedies against...
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Making a Case for the Bond Bulls
A common opinion, among investors seeking the most from their money, is that bonds are a waste of time. Over the long run, stocks have greatly outperformed bonds. So if you're investing for retirement in 15 or 20 years, why own bonds at all?You may be...
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Masterkova Sets Pace, Holds on in Women's 800
Gold medals were draped around the necks of a Frenchwoman and a Russian early Monday night as a busy night of track and field continued a quest to recapture the Olympic spirit.Russia's Svetlana Masterkova dictated a quick pace and then easily staved...
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Mayoral Primary Question Raises Further Questions Issue on Aug. 6 Ballot Sends Some `Back and Forth'
The St. Charles mayor says a mayoral primary election is a matter the voters of St. Charles should be permitted to decide. The former mayor says she decided to oppose it after some soul-searching. And the person who narrowly lost the mayor's race last...
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Media Drown on Cheap Shots in Synchro Sinking
There's an old saying in journalism: "Be careful of what you make fun of, because you could find yourself upside down attempting a Vertical Split while your lungs rapidly fill with water."There's a lot of truth in this saying, as I found out when I took...
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Miller Crowns Career with Gold Medal
Finally a gold - and a smile - for Shannon Miller.For a week now, she's worn a frown of anxiety as she led her U.S. gymnastics team to an emotional gold medal, and then competed badly in her individual events.Somehow, America's most decorated gymnast...
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Miller Crowns Career with Gold Medal
Memo to the residents of Edmond, Okla.: Grab your lawnchairs and report directly to the parade route. Shannon Miller is coming home.Miller's illustrious career ended as it should have Monday evening, with the United States' most decorated gymnast leaning...
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Money Notes
Funds Directors Say They Know BetterThe directors of the Growth Fund of Spain Inc. seem to think the shareholders don't know what's in their own best interest.In a nonbinding vote on May 29, a majority of shareholders who voted backed a proposal that...
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Morning Briefing
Monsanto Unit Recalls Mislabeled Ortho InsecticideSolaris Group, the home and garden products unit of Monsanto Co., is voluntarily recalling some containers of an insecticide because they are mislabeled. Most of the containers were sold in Missouri and...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
At first glance, the arrest of former World Boxing Council heavyweight champ OLIVER McCALL seemed routine enough. Chicago police had stopped McCall about 3:30 p.m. Saturday and ended up charging him with possessing crack cocaine and marijuana.The site...
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Neiman Marcus Rides to Rescue of Wedding
PRESSING ON: At 2:50 p.m. Saturday, three women appeared at the customer service desk of Neiman Marcus and held in their hands 12 bridesmaid dresses - all wrinkled. The wedding was to begin at 3:30 p.m. The desperate women had nowhere to turn. The dresses...
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Nixon Wants High Court to Hear Case Again Earlier Opinion Called Trial Judge Racist
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon wants the Missouri Supreme Court to rehear a death penalty case in which the court criticized the trial judge as racist.William Swift, the attorney for death row inmate Herbert Smulls, also wants a rehearing - or he...
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Novotna Sends Top-Seeded Seles to a Quarterfinal Exit
With her shirt soaked and shoulders sagging, Monica Seles walked off the sunbaked tennis court looking as though she had just completed an Olympic marathon.Which she had.She finished second.Jana Novotna, long hounded by a reputation for choking, refused...
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Obituaries
Emily M. Bouchillon Emily M. Bouchillon, 92, of O'Fallon, died Sunday (July 28, 1996) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.Mrs. Bouchillon was retired after working as a teacher and social worker in Louisville, Miss.The funeral service will...
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One Hurdle to Go Devers Poised to Go for More Gold after Winning 100-Meter Dash Again
Even as she crawled to the finish line after toppling over the last hurdle - and her lead - in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Gail Devers was fortifying herself for 1996.Always, she says, she looks at life as a learning experience."From the time I picked...
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Pained Relievers Cards Bullpen Gets Beat Up but Stays Upbeat
The home fans, ready to watch their team run away with the National League Central, instead watched their Cardinals lose seven of 11 games at Busch Stadium.Who gets the blame?A bunch of hitters who had 13 hits in one four-game stretch? A starting rotation...
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Park Scheduled to Reopen Today Visitors Jam Downtown Streets in Atlanta, but Tension Simmers
Block by block, almost inch by inch, the streets and sidewalks immediately surrounding Centennial Olympic Park began to reawaken Monday, two days after a bomb tore a hole through the heart of the city and the 1996 Games.Several areas, including a section...
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Passengers in Jet's Front Appear Hit the Hardest Injuries Back Theory of Bomb in Cargo Hold
Victims from the front of TWA Flight 800 appear to have been hardest hit, an FBI agent said Monday, supporting the theory that a bomb in the front cargo hold blew off the cockpit and first-class cabin.Joe Cantanessa, an FBI supervisor, said that although...
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People
Back in 1962, at a presidential birthday bash at Madison Square Garden, Marilyn Monroe took the stage in an impossibly tight gown to sing an impossibly sultry version of "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy.Given the rumors over the years, you'd think...
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Perry Leaves Camp; Rams Short at Tackle
Gerald, we hardly knew you. After fewer than 10 days of training camp, veteran offensive tackle Gerald Perry has left training camp and is contemplating retirement.Perry, 31, joined the Rams as a free agent June 10 after spending the previous three seasons...
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Phillips Agrees to Deal, Will Be at Practice Today
Running back Lawrence Phillips has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Rams. He will be signed and on the practice field at Western Illinois University this afternoon.Phillips and his agent, Mitch Frankel, arrived in St. Louis Monday n...
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Phillips, Rams on Verge of Three-Year Contract
Lawrence Phillips and his agent, Mitch Frankel, arrived in St. Louis on Monday night to work out final details on a complicated contract that could have the running back on the practice field this afternoon at Rams training camp.Intense negotiations...
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Pill to Fight Terrorism May Be Too Hard to Swallow
MY WIFE AND I FELL asleep with the television on Friday night, and I awoke about 5 o'clock Saturday morning.Still hazy, I thought I was dreaming at first: words of an explosion, Olympics, people hurt, deaths.I rubbed my eyes and realized it wasn't a...
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Police Force to Grow by 31 over Four Years Board of Aldermen Approves Legislation Calling for Hiring to Boost City Patrols
In an effort to beef up St. Peters' police force, the Board of Aldermen has passed a bill that authorizes the hiring of an additional 31 patrolmen in the next four years.A bill sponsored by Alderman Lew McLain, 4th Ward, sets the size of the police force...
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Rams Take Cue, Import New Jersey Quarterback
On Sunday evening Jason Cue was throwing passes for the New Jersey Colts in a scrimmage. Fifteen hours later he was at Western Illinois University, tossing aerials to Isaac Bruce as a St. Louis Ram. What a country."I was working out with a semipro team,...
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Rape Victims Can't Sue Their Attackers, Judge Rules
A judge declared unconstitutional a federal law allowing rape victims to sue their attackers for damages as he dismissed a woman's suit against two Virginia Tech football players.In a decision released Monday, U.S. District Judge Jackson Kiser ruled...
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Rate-Sensitive Stocks Pull Market Down
Stocks fell for the first time in three days Monday amid concern that rising interest rates will curb corporate profit growth later this year. Rate-sensitive bank and utility shares were among the biggest losers.The drop came on the slowest day of trading...
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Relax: Airport Codes Aren't as Arbitrary as They Seem
ACT: Waco. Three possible origins: Airport Central Texas, Madison Cooper Terminal, or Amon Carter Terminal. Origin unresolved.APF: Naples, Fla. For Alternate Page Field. Years ago, in bad weather, Naples' airport was used as an alternate to Page Field,...
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Ron Hunt Eagles Holding Tryouts, Clinic This Week
The Ron Hunt Eagles Baseball Association will hold tryouts for the 1997 season this week at Founders Park in Lake Saint Louis.The tryouts will also include a free clinic conducted by Hunt, a former major league player.The tryouts, scheduled from 11 a.m....
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Royal Records Evidence Points to Canaanite Palace Archives
Multiplication tables inscribed on a chip of reddish clay more than 3,000 years old may be the tip of a treasure-trove of documents describing life in the times of the biblical patriarchs.Four palm-sized clay tablets inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform have...
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Schnucks Eyes Mercy Site New Center Would Replace High School
Schnuck Markets Inc. wants to build a new supermarket and retail complex on the site of a vacant high school in University City.The St. Louis region's biggest grocery chain is interested in the 11.7-acre site, which the city has wanted redeveloped ever...
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Shift in Programs Sparks Concern of City Officials
GIVING STATES more authority but less money to run social programs could squeeze local governments.That was the concern of Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Belton and Seattle Councilwoman Sue Donaldson, who spoke Monday at the annual meeting of the National...
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Smile, Giggles! Here's How to Get Your Pet to Pose for Camera and Maybe Even Win a Prize
TAKING a good photograph of your pet is a snap.And another snap.And another.And . . . well, you get the picture.At least, you will get the picture if you're willing to spend some time at it and to keeping running rolls of film through your camera.Is...
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Sports Shorts
Fans Say CBS All Wet After DieHard DousedCBS, in the process of expanding its NASCAR coverage, might have alienated some friends among stock car fans by pulling the plug on the rain-delayed DieHard 500 Sunday.When CBS learned at about 3:30 p.m. EDT that...
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St. Charles Proves Worthy of Top Seed in Showdown
In recent years, being the top seed in the District Nine American Legion playoffs has been the kiss of death. Especially for St. Charles."In a tournament as competitive as this one, being No. 1 seed only means so much," St. Charles manager Wayne Oetting...
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Stephanie Seleman; Head of Anti-Defamation League
Stephanie Seleman, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League here, died early Monday (July 29, 1996) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, where she was rushed after becoming ill at her home in Creve Coeur. An autopsy was performed Monday; results...
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Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Bi-Polar Group...
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Sweeping Setback U.S. Broom Makers Say NAFTA Threatens Livelihood
In a long room filled with the dry smell of straw and the clatter of stitching machines, Ed Graves carefully threads fistfuls of broom corn under a thin metal wire.He works quickly, cutting the extra stalks away with a long knife as the spinning machine...
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Taberville Prairie, Lichen Glade - Show-Me Conservation
The constant breeze that whispers in waist-high grass at Taberville Prairie Conservation Area pushes green waves up the rolling hills as if returning to a familiar shore.The west wind's apparent fondness for this spot mirrors Missourians' affection....
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Terrorism Is Not an American Event
The formula is quite simple: the bigger the media pack, the tighter the world's focus on a particular event, the smaller the actual bomb has to be. Thus a primitive pipe-bomb in a knapsack that caused two deaths at the Olympics in Atlanta gets as much...
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The Children's Hours at White House Urging, Broadcasters Agree to Boost Educational TV Shows
Prodded by the White House, television broadcasters agreed Monday to air at least three hours of educational programming a week for children.But it remains unclear just how much extra programming will result, because both the definition of "educational"...
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The Kids Won't Tell Her How to Reach Ex-Hubby
Dear Abby: I recently called my daughter-in-law and asked her to give me my ex-husband's new address. She refused to give it to me, so the next day I called my son "Jeff" at work and asked him for the address.He also refused; he said he doesn't give...
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The Sky Isn't Falling - Chicken Little Is Rising!
Here we stand, on the brink of August, the month in which news executives despair.In August, you see, the world's movers and shakers go on vacation. Without them, real news dries up, just like your lawn.Still, newspapers can't print blank pages. Television...
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The Teamsters Set a Showdown
They may call their union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, but the 7,000 members who convened in the City of Brotherly Love last week showed far more sibling rivalry than familial affection. In the end, about all the Teamsters accomplished...
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U.S. Leaders Vow to Fight Terrorism but Some Warn of Overreaction
President Bill Clinton and Republican leaders vowed to work together to enact far-reaching measures to fight domestic terrorism, but their meeting at the White House failed to produce an agreement on the specifics.Republican and Democratic congressional...
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Watching Olympics Hones Folkl's Appetite for Volleyball
The cheapest Olympic opening ceremony ticket Kristin Folkl could track down was going for $670. This was good."Just to see something like that would have been magnificent," she said. "But I'm glad the ticket cost so much. I feel like if you're going...
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