St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 7, 1997

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25 Years Ago: `American Pie' Mythologized an Era
TWENTY-FIVE years ago this week, Don McLean's "American Pie" ended a four-week run as the No. 1 song in the country. It was McLean's first and biggest hit, it galloped on for eight and a half minutes, and it sold more than a million copies.Those are...
2 State Bills Aim to Promote Historic Preservation
Missouri legislators are considering two bills that would give a helping hand to preservationists in St. Louis and in towns and cities across the state.One bill, introduced this week, would give state tax credits to those who renovate designated historic...
500 Area Teens Learn Latitude on Attitudes Students Discuss Variety of Prejudices
Student leaders from throughout the metropolitan area took a day off from school Thursday to talk - frankly and sometimes painfully - about their differences and their commonality and what they could do to fight prejudice and discrimination.Five hundred...
6 Women Plead against Deportations Irish Affairs Committee Considers Testimony
Speaking carefully and apologizing for the anger in her voice, University City's Francie Morrison asked a congressional committee Thursday to stop the deportation of seven men - including her husband - to Northern Ireland."I don't know how to tell you...
A Break in Peru's Hostage Crisis
Finally, after a month and a half, the impasse in the hostage crisis in Peru may be over. Mediators have been meeting with the hostage takers, members of the Tupac Amaru, and formal negotiations could begin today. The negotiators representing the Peruvian...
A Conversation with Spalding Gray
Spalding Gray in "It's a Slippery Slope"Where: Washington University's Edison Theatre, Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd.When: Tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. How much: $23 general admission, $18 for older adults More info: 935-6543, 534-1111 *****...
A Divided Nation Has Split-Screen Reaction to Clinton and Simpson
Oh, what a night.The White House moved Bill Clinton's big speech up a day to avoid competing with the Miss U.S.A. pageant and ended up competing with the O.J. pageant. So here was the president of the United States, fighting to be heard on education...
After Truck Crash, Police Wrangle Wayward Calves
St. Charles police officers Ted Holland and Dave Bauer mounted their horses - Hot Pursuit and Maggie - and rode off Thursday to round up the last calves cowering on a hill overlooking Interstate 370 in St. Charles."They are going to try to shoo them...
All 6 Area Teams Skate into Playoffs
It's playoff time in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association, and all six area teams are in the postseason hunt.In Tier I, Francis Howell North (13-5-4) takes on Marquette in a two-game series that begins at 7:15 tonight at Chesterfield. The Knights and...
All Signs Point to Rams Defense on Draft Day
For a coach with an offensive reputation, Dick Vermeil has gotten defensive at draft time. In all but one of his seven college drafts with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-82, Vermeil used his first pick for a defensive player.The early line on his...
Amazing Grace Bumbry Returns to Sumner
Grace Bumbry, who has performed with every major opera in the world, took the stage Thursday with the Sumner High School A Cappella Choir. It was a diva's homecoming."Who is going to go first?" Bumbry asked."You can go first," someone yelled. "I didn't...
Area Appears to Fare Well with Planes, Trains, Levees
The St. Louis region appeared to fare well enough in President Bill Clinton's proposed budget, with more than $5 billion for McDonnell Douglas Corp. airplanes and more money for MetroLink and for levees."From a St. Louis standpoint, I think we've got...
A Star Is Born 50 Years Ago, St. Louis Got Its First TV Station, Ksd
IT WAS THE WEEKEND of Feb. 8, 1947, and in St. Louis the big news was Harry S Truman's decision to run for president in his own right.A Ladue man had been shot to death by his 14-year-old daughter after he thwarted her plan to run away with her boyfriend....
At 20-2, Gophers Staying Golden amid the Upsets
As Upset Flu swept through college basketball this week - claiming No. 1 Kansas, No. 2 Wake Forest and No. 3 Kentucky - No. 4 Minnesota maintained its health.After dispatching Penn State 85-70 on Wednesday night, the hale and hearty Gophers are poised...
Backers Say Bill Will Aid Schools Bipartisan Measure Aims at Poor Districts
With bipartisan backing, Sen. Harold Caskey presented a plan Thursday that would steer some of the state's expected savings from desegregation to schools in poor areas throughout the state.Caskey, D-Butler, said the plan would stop distributing money...
Back Problems Causing Zezel to Evaluate His Future in Nhl
Although Blues center Peter Zezel says he's close to returning from a back injury, he's concerned about his future in the National Hockey League."I'm starting to feel good again, but down the line, if my back keeps acting up, I might have to retire,"...
Badgers Upset Michigan 58-53 after Taylor Injured
Grant scored 19 points, including a key basket in the final minute, to lead Wisconsin over No. 13 Michigan 58-53 Thursday night in Madison, Wis.Michigan lost its leading scorer, Maurice Taylor, with 12:45 left in the first half when he was hit in the...
Blues' Fuhr Is King of Masquerade Ball New Mask, 6-4 Win Help Goalie Change His Luck
Blues goalie Grant Fuhr changed his look on Thursday night so that the Blues could change their luck at Kiel Center.Mission accomplished.Wearing his new goalie mask with a dazzling gold, red and blue paint job, Fuhr dramatically changing his and the...
Bread-and-Milk Syndrome Hits Area Consumers Stock Up as Snow Approaches
When forecasters say, "Snow," Paul and Frances Kannapell of Webster Groves say, "Shop!"They went to the Webster Groves Schnucks on Thursday to stock up on fruit, vegetables, milk, bread and other items. They worried that their supplies might run out...
Briefs
MISSOURIAMTRAKRidership Up 30 Percent On St. Louis-KC Route Ridership is growing on the same Amtrak route between St. Louis and Kansas City that was once in jeopardy because people weren't riding, according to Amtrak ridership numbers made public this...
Briefs
THE NATIONFORD MOTOR CO.Supplier Strike Threatens To Idle Plants Ford Motor Co. prepared to halt production at three plants and idle 6,800 workers because of a strike at a supplier that makes seats for some of its vehicles. Negotiators for the supplier,...
Briefs
ILLINOISCARLYLEKelly McGinnis Moved For Better Monitoring Kelly McGinnis has been moved to the Clinton County Jail at Carlyle, Ill., to await sentencing for murdering his ex-wife's divorce lawyer. McGinnis, 40, was moved Wednesday evening from the Bond...
Bugs Henderson Delivers on His Mystique
BUGS HENDERSON & THE SHUFFLE KINGSOff Broadway, Saturday, Feb. 1*** IN THE MANY times over the years I've seen Bugs Henderson perform at Off Broadway, I have come to expect little cliques of fans gathering prior to the show over beer and blues, usually...
Bullets Fire Lynam: Lakers Bounce Bulls
Jim Lynam was fired Wednesday as coach of the Washington Bullets, who are fast making a mess of a season that began with great expectations.General manager Wes Unseld flew to Denver and met with Lynam at a hotel before announcing the firing. Assistant...
Canucks Keep Wings' Bowman Stuck at 999
Coach Scotty Bowman remained stuck at 999 victories as his Red Wings lost 7-4 to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night in Detroit.With a Joe Louis Arena crowd of 19,983 primed for his milestone 1,000th regular-season win, Bowman instead was saddled...
Church Notes
CrucifixionSix pastors of three St. Charles Lutheran churches will speak on topics related to theme of "The Silent Witnesses of the Crucifixion" every Wednesday, beginning next week to March 19. The pastors will rotate to different churches. Wednesday...
City Aldermen Seek State Overview Roddy: `Get Governor Involved' in Election
Several St. Louis aldermen are calling on Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan and Secretary of State Bekki Cook to supervise the March 4 primary election. They cited a "growing lack of confidence" in the St. Louis Election Board."We need to get the governor involved...
Clinton Leads Prayers for Less Cynicism by Officials in Similar Remarks, Mrs. Clinton Reflects on Need for Forgiveness
President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton lamented their own shortcomings Thursday in a city he described as "gripped with people who are self-righteous, sanctimonious and hypocritical.""I plead guilty from time to time," the president told the...
Clinton Puts Budget in Lap of Congress Plan Would Bury Deficit by 2002, He Says; Gop Derides Proposals
President Bill Clinton sent Congress on Thursday a $1.69 trillion budget for fiscal 1998 that he said would erase deficits by 2002 and for 20 years beyond.Republicans scoffed that the plan was brimming with costly new programs and phantom savings but...
Clinton's Budget Puts off the Most Difficult Choices
If President Bill Clinton has his way, Vice President Al Gore's future looks grim.The president is no doubt sincere in saying that he wants Gore to succeed him in the White House. But if that should come to pass, Gore's first order of business, beginning...
De Soto (18-3) Rekindling Memories of '93 Season
Four years ago, De Soto High's basketball team took area gymnasiums by storm with its high-octane offense.That season, the Dragons brought a 28-1 record to the Missouri Class 4A semifinals, finishing third in the state. De Soto scored impressive vic...
Ecuador's Congress Votes to Oust President Protesters in Capital Call Him Corrupt, Incompetent
Congress voted Thursday to remove President Abdala Bucaram for "mental incapacity." Bucaram is a quirky populist who took office six months ago.Members of Congress voted 44-34 to remove Bucaram, with two congressmen abstaining. Bucaram, who cheerfully...
Ecuador's President `El Loco' Faces Ouster Attempt Protesters in Capital Called Him Corrupt, Incompetent; Bucaram Says He Will Assume `All Powers' to Fight Back
President Abdala Bucaram is a showman who cheerfully calls himself "El Loco."After a six-month stint marked by his self-promotional political stunts and live singing performances, Congress is considering whether he is too "loco" to stay in office.Under...
Emmitt Thomas' Silence Comes through like Thunder
Leave him alone. Emmitt Thomas doesn't want to talk about it.Soon after the Eagles season ended, Thomas, their defensive coordinator, was interviewed by the Giants and Rams for their head-coaching vacancies. He said one day at the Senior Bowl in Mobile,...
Family of Victim in Car Crash Sues City of Alton, Ex-Officer
The family of a woman killed in Alton when her car was struck by a police car speeding through a red light last September has sued the city and the former officer.The suit charges that Kathryn Ann Finn, 28, of Godfrey died because of negligence by the...
Finland Has Proud Past in Its Treatment of Jews
Dear Ann Landers: I enjoyed reading your column about Denmark and how the country saved its Jewish population. However, little mention is made of what happened in Finland.With only 2,000 Jews, the Finns did not allow a single one to be harmed while the...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Two generating units have been running. Bass: Fair to good for mostly small fish at the hot water bridge. Stripers: Spotty on spoons and Little Georges from the hot water outlet at the east end of the north levee. Bluegill, catfish: Fair...
Florida Firm Set to Hire 400 Here Customer Service Center to Open
A Florida financial services corporation is opening a customer service center here that is expected to employ 400 people a year from now.World Omni Financial Corp. will specialize in processing loans for new and used cars and collecting on them.World...
Folk Singer Bill Morrissey Is More Than Storyteller
BILL MORRISSEYOff Broadway, Thursday, Jan. 30***BILL MORRISSEY is a man after St. Louisans' hearts.The veteran folk singer sauntered into Off Broadway and wooed a packed house with a generous serving of compliments."It's great to be back here in (fill...
Frank `Chick' Severino; Was Engineer, Writer, Volunteer
Frank "Chick" Severino, a former St. Louis city engineer and technician and a writer, artist and cartoonist, died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 1997) of cancer at his home in The Hill neighborhood. He was 71.Mr. Severinoserved in the Army in Europe during World...
Going Home Helped Hudson Set Mark
Troy Hudson never misses his days as a Tiger.In December 1994, he left the University of Missouri and transferred to Southern Illinois-Carbondale, where he has been living a happily-ever-after existence.A leading scorer in the Missouri Valley Conference,...
Gong Ho Xinxo Chinese New Year Ushers in the Year of the Ox Today
The white sticky-rice cakes and ornamental dragons were going fast Thursday at Din Ho's Market in University City. So were the tiny golden oranges - known for good luck - and the peaceful apples and long-life noodles.On South Grand Boulevard, excitement...
Gong Ho Xinxo! the Year of the Ox Begins Today
The white sticky-rice cakes and ornamental dragons were going fast Thursday at Din Ho's Market in University City. So were the tiny golden oranges - known for good luck - and the peaceful apples and long-life noodles.On South Grand Boulevard, excitement...
Good Fridays Lent Signals Beginning of Traditional Weekly Get-Togethers for Fish and Fellowship
The 40 weekdays of Lent, from next Wednesday to March 30 this year, are a time of penance and spiritual renewal marked by fasting. For Catholics, that means abstinence from meat on Fridays.Several Catholic churches in St. Charles County will offer seafood...
Gun Deaths High among U.S. Young Overall Homicide Rate 5 Times Higher Than in Other Industrial Countries
American youngsters are 12 times more likely to die by gunfire than their counterparts in the rest of the industrialized world, the government said Thursday.The gun deaths are part of an overall surge in murders and suicides among the nation's youth,...
Historic Truths Can Bind Us Together
Black History Month was the idea, in 1915, of Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Journal of Negro History, for a commemoration of the contributions of African-Americans to the traditions of this land. What a gift he gave us as he fought to have the study...
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 first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Nicholas Aiello, Elizabeth Aleshunas, Mary...
Hot, Hot, Hot: Money Funds Boiling Up
Coming off one of its best years ever, the mutual fund industry is approaching yet another milestone, this one in a nook of the business that has attracted far less attention than stock funds.Total assets in money market funds, now at $933 billion, are...
Howell's Williams Signs, Glad Recruiting's Over
For Francis Howell High senior Damon Williams, the football recruiting process proved to be a rude awakening.Williams, who starred at running back and defensive back for the Vikings, rewrote the record book at Howell. A first-team All-Gateway Athlet...
If You Want a Disaster Movie, This Is It
"DANTE'S PEAK"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:48.*** LAST SUMMER'S box office-busting "Twister" showed movie audiences just what they could expect from the contemporary crop of disaster films: captivating, computer-enhanced special effects, but not much...
Illini Take Only So Much in 70-58 Win
Like a St. Louis driver, the Illinois basketball team just can't seem to enjoy a smooth ride without getting its teeth rattled by a nasty pothole.The Illini were bounced around some Wednesday night, but just when it looked as if they were in danger of...
Indicted Men Linked to Extremists' Enclave Town Leader Heads Christian Identity Religious Movement
Up seven miles of bad road, past no-trespassing signs nailed to blackjack oaks, sits a major stop on the right-wing extremists' underground railroad.It looks more like a low-rent trailer park. Ramshackle mobile homes and polyurethane huts sit willy-nilly...
Inmates Account for Aids Increase More Cases Reported in Areas with Prisons
A sharp increase in AIDS cases in downstate Illinois is probably the result of prisoners contracting the disease, health officials said Thursday.Statewide, new AIDS cases increased by 1 percent from 1995 to 1996, the Illinois Department of Public Health...
In Step Charity Ball Makes Little Things Add Up
Dan Jordan and Homer Briggs say it's the little things that have made the St. Charles Senior Citizens Center a much nicer place.Jordan, president of the board that operates the center at 1355 Fairgrounds Road, said those "little things" cost about $30,000...
Investing for College Should Start in Cradle
Congratulations, Mom and Dad. Your 18-year-old son or daughter is now the proud owner of . . . a motorcycle!Not exactly what you had in mind as you stashed away money each month in that college account, is it?Parents who invest in a child's name do receive...
It's Golden Year at Channel 5 One-Hour Special Shows Station's Accomplishments
CHANNEL 5 has done a delightful job all week of marking its golden anniversary, and the icing on the birthday cake is the hour-long special "Celebrating 50 Years," airing at 7 tonight.The history of Channel 5 - first KSD, co-owned by the Post-Dispatch's...
It's Time to Look at Where Races Agree
IT'S TIME TO put O.J. Simpson behind us.Probably more than any other in recent years - and that would include the Rodney King case - the Simpson matter has pulled blacks and whites apart. It has served only to exacerbate our racial problems, to divide...
January Retail Sales Jump
U.S. retailers said sales jumped in January because of after-Christmas clearance sales and severe blizzards that left shoppers at home last year.Sales at stores open at least a year rose 7.6 percent in January from the year-ago period, according to the...
J.C. Watts Boosts Social Conservatives
President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address contained no surprises, and why should it have? With his public approval ratings soaring, while bad-boy Newt and his congressional choirboys remain locked in the cellar, Clinton has no reason to fiddle...
Jeff Tweedy Comes Home Wilco Makes Sweet Memories
"WILCO"Mississippi Nights, Friday, Jan. 31.***** PERHAPS you remember the KSHE Kite Fly, the annual festival of music and aviation that transformed Forest Park into a miniature Woodstock every springtime in the mid '70s. It was at the Kite Fly that some...
Judges Have Free Speech, Too
Associate Circuit Judge Ralph Voss of Linn, Mo., has issued to his judicial colleagues a carefully crafted apology that should never have been necessary. Faced with possible disciplinary action for questioning the large number of personal-injury cases...
Judges Here Become Art Critics Design Could Sway Opinions, They Say
Art can inspire, but it must not influence - not if that art will appear on the floor of St. Louis' new federal courthouse building.Some federal judges recently voiced opposition to quotations that were to be part of artwork on the floor of the Thomas...
Kenneth Bayer, 83; Was Ad Executive
Kenneth Joseph Bayer, for many years an advertising executive in St. Louis, died Wednesday (Feb. 5, 1997) of cancer at his daughter's home in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was visiting. He was 83 and lived in Chesterfield.For about 10 years, Mr. Bayer headed...
Ktrs Making Pitch to Air Mizzou Games
SCOOPS DU JOUR: Tim Dorsey, chief of KTRS (nee KSD-AM), confirmed that he's been in huddles with Roger Gardner of Learfield Sports, which controls rights for University of Missouri athletics, to land the broadcasts of Mizzou football and basketball games,...
Language Was No Barrier for South African Group
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZOSheldon Concert Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 5*** THE 10 members of the South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed before a capacity crowd and provided two sets of amazing vocals, exciting dance moves and a few laughs. And...
Lawyer Faults Authorities in Mistaken Arrest ; Neal Case Called `Rush to Judgment'
When a police officer is slain, authorities give the case top priority. They also can "rush to judgment," often arresting the wrong person, says a lawyer who is defending the latest wrongfully accused defendant."Every time a cop is shot, they start off...
Layoffs at Alton Belle Company Win Endorsement from Investor
The layoffs of 10 employees at the company that runs the Alton Belle - including the former Alton mayor who helped launch the gambling boat - are a step in the right direction for a money-losing company, said John Connors, a Belle investor who wants...
Legal Question Clouds Stock Sale Would Law Have Forced Maritz to Sell Profitable Bank Stock?
A cloudy legal question played a role in William Maritz's decision to sell 18,000 shares in NationsBank and turn $436,000 in profits back to the company, Maritz spokesman Cid Hutchins says.Maritz said last week that he sold the stock to end speculation...
Lessons Learned in Simpson Trials
Some random thoughts in the wake of OJ II:As far as I'm concerned, the debate over TV cameras in the courtroom is settled - for the affirmative.I know there are those who thought the presence of TV cameras pushed the lawyers and the judge in the criminal...
Life of Reilly: Former Rams Assistant Joins Cowboys
For Jack Reilly, it was the professional equivalent of falling out a window in a high-rise building . . . and landing softly on a plump mattress below.On Dec. 22, the firing of coach Rich Brooks meant Reilly was out of work as Rams offensive coordinator....
Lindenwood Looks to Make Strong Finishes
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team is looking for a little outside support.The Lady Lions, who've relied heavily on sophomore post Tracey Dames of Warrenton, have received some much-needed perimeter scoring lately. After going 2-2 in recent...
Mcveigh Bombed Federal Building to `Wake Up America,' Witness Says
Timothy McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City federal building to avenge the government's raid on the Branch Davidians' compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993, a key witness reportedly told investigators.Documents obtained by KTVT, a CBS television affiliate in...
Measure Would Trim Taxes on Food Sales 3-Cent Levy by State Targeted
Grocery shoppers in Fairview Heights and in Richmond Heights see about the same prices on the shelves.But the Fairview Heights shoppers pay nearly 7 cents less for every dollar they spend on food. That's because Illinois does not levy sales tax on food...
Men Married to TV Turn Wives into Widows
Dear Abby: After reading the letter from "Driven to Distraction," whose longtime boyfriend was a television nut, I had to write. Believe me, I know how she feels. I was married twice, and both of my husbands were addicted to television. Both tuned me...
Metrolink Expansion Affordable, Consultant Says Existing Sales Tax Could Be Used to Build Extensions
St. Louis and St. Louis County can afford to spend $332 million for a MetroLink expansion without raising taxes or using federal funds, says a financial consultant for the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council.The consultant, Joseph Cavato of Boatmen's...
Michael S. Short, 64; Was Business Executive
Michael S. Short, a retired business executive in St. Louis, died Tuesday /yotext/install/escript/del_fld.sh{7}: test: 0403-004 Specify a parameter with this command. (Feb. 4, 1997) of cancer at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was 64 and lived...
Minnesota Never Gave Fitzpatrick Cold Vibes Sluh Running Back Always Got a Letter
Every time Renato Fitzpatrick went to St. Louis University High to lift weights last summer, he would find letters from the University of Minnesota in his locker."I said, `Man, I'll never go up there,' " he said. "I basically put my foot in my mouth."SLUH's...
Morning Briefing
Freight May Ride Rock Island Line After 17 YearsThe Rock Island Railroad might once again feel the weight of locomotives and freight cars after lying unused for 17 years.General Railway Corp. has made an agreement to buy most of the 197-mile railway...
Mr. Clinton's Flawed Budget
President Bill Clinton has fired the opening shot in the next round of the struggle to balance the budget by 2002 - but it's not much of a shot. House Budget Committee chairman John Kasich rightly says, "The issue isn't whether he gives us a balanced...
Murray St. Claims Ovc Lead with Win over Semo
Murray State moved into sole possession of first place in the Ohio Valley Conference with an 86-75 victory Thursday night over Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau.Murray State (14-6 overall and 8-3 in the OVC) was led by Detteri Mayes with 23...
New Guidelines for Social Security Aid Many Previous Recipients Facing Loss of Assistance
About 135,000 poor children who are disabled - but not disabled enough - will lose federal payments under rules announced Thursday to implement another piece of last year's welfare law.Disability activists labeled the rules extreme, and the Republican...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Court House, 201 Main Street, Troy. The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration...
None of the Above: Test Makers Miss One
Guess who flunked the SAT? The College Board itself.Admitting that it made a mistake in a math problem, the organization that oversees the Scholastic Assessment Test is adjusting the scores of 45,000 students upward - by as much as 30 points.The College...
Obituaries
Marie D. RudgeMarie Dorothy Rudge, 92, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Feb. 6, 1997) at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home in St. Charles.Mrs. Rudge was a homemaker. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Paul Funeral Home, 240 North Kingshighway,...
`O.J.' Worth Millions, One Expert Says . . . . . . but Simpson's Attorney Rejects Speculation on Value of Star's Name
O.J. Simpson has the potential to amass a $25 million fortune, if you count the millions he could make off autographs and collectibles, plaintiff's experts testified Thursday.But Simpson's attorney countered that Simpson really is $9.3 million in debt."He...
O.J. Worth Millions, One Expert Says . . . . . . but Simpson's Attorney Rejects Speculation on Value of Star's Name
O.J. Simpson has a $15.7 million fortune and the prospect of making millions more off autographs and collectibles, a plaintiff's expert testified Thursday.But Simpson's attorney countered that Simpson really is $9.3 million in debt. "He has no wealth,"...
On the Air Black Talk Radio Format Back in St. Louis Area: `Here to Stay'
Black talk radio - and one of its leading lights, Onion Horton - are back on the air, at least part of the time.The Rev. Larry Brown announced Thursday that Horton - formerly of KATZ (1600 AM) - is holding down the 6 to 10 a.m. weekday slot at WESL (1490...
Out of Africa Special Exhibit Kicks off New Exploradome
Rachel McNamee stood open-mouthed, wide eyes shining behind her wire-rimmed glasses as she watched West African dancers and drummers at the St. Louis Science Center's recent preview of "Africa: One Continent. Many Worlds."Rachel, 10, and in the fourth...
People
If NATO is serious about signing up new members, it might consider domestic doyenne MARTHA STEWART. This week, she took on Time Warner - and won, wresting control of her media empire.For a mere $75 million or so, she took title to Martha Stewart Living...
Phyllis Lieberman Denied Bond Judge Fears She'll Flee Country, Join Husband
Phyllis Lieberman, indicted on two federal charges, will remain jailed for now because a judge reasoned Thursday that, if freed on bond, she would likely flee the country and join her husband in Santiago, Chile.U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medler ordered...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSPine Lawn: Tobias Robinson, 20, of the 4300 block of Ravenwood Avenue was shot to death about 12:10 a.m. Thursday on the front lawn of his...
`Pretty Good Picture' for Earnings Helps Dow
U.S. stocks rose Thursday as investors shook off concern about the national unemployment report due today and focused on prospects for earnings growth in 1997. Johnson & Johnson and Merck & Co. led the advance."It is still a pretty good picture for earnings...
Protests May End If Milosevic Keeps His Promise on Elections
The opposition signaled an end to 11 weeks of street protests Thursday, and a close ally of Serb President Slobodan Milosevic urged all political parties to unite in a common goal: guiding the country out of economic misery.Vuk Draskovic, a leader of...
Pulitzer's Profit Up 17 Pct
Profit rose 17 percent and revenue rose 14 percent in 1996 for Pulitzer Publishing Co., parent of the Post-Dispatch.The company's broadcasting business benefited from increases in advertising, particularly related to politics and the Summer Olympics....
Quaker Oats Bounces Back
The Quaker Oats Co. on Thursday posted a profit for the fourth quarter in contrast to a loss a year ago, as strong sales of its Gatorade sports drink and hot cereals were offset by continued poor sales of Snapple tea and fruit juices.For the three months...
Ray Shined on Defense for Mizzou in Ku Upset
The contributions of point guard Dibi Ray were almost lost amid the fallout from Missouri's upset of top-ranked and previously undefeated Kansas on Tuesday night.Ray, a junior-college transfer who wchas seen irregular playing time, played a season-high...
Rioters Clash with Police in S. Africa
Images reminiscent of South Africa's bitter past reappeared Thursday when mixed-race rioters looted, burned tires and fought police to protest against alleged discrimination by the black-led government.At least one person was killed and more than 100...
Rockets Lose 6th Straight, Tumble to Pistons 96-87
Terry Mills scored 14 of his 16 points in the second quarter, and the Detroit Pistons went on to beat the slumping Houston Rockets 96-87 Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich.The Rockets, who were without Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley, have lost six straight;...
Romance Swirled in Melodrama, Metaphor Newcomer Emily Watson Is Stunning in Central Role
"BREAKING THE WAVES"Rating: R, violence, sex. Running time: 2:39.*** DANISH director Lars von Triers asks a lot of audiences with his first English language film "Breaking the Waves," which won the Grand Jury Prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival...
Rookie Lalime Stops 46 Shots in 6-3 Pens Win
Rookie goaltender Patrick Lalime stopped 46 shots and Peter Nedved and Glen Murray each scored two goals Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Canadiens 6-3 in Montreal.Pittsburgh, minus captain Mario Lemieux (back spasms), pulled to...