St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 1, 1997

A–M M–Y
A Boost? Aeration System May Help Perry County Lake Fishing
The aeration system that we thought was going to Lake 33 at the Busch Conservation area to improve crappie fishing is going to Perry County Lake instead.Maybe we should go there, too, just for fun. Perry County is a pretty little public fishing lake...
Abortion Foes Miss Opportunity
Some people don't know a good thing when they see it. Abortion opponents in Congress could have had a major victory, a complete ban on almost all late-term abortions.Instead, they passed a bill that would ban only one grisly sounding procedure, an "intact...
Africans Put Pressure on Sierra Leone Rebels Peacekeepers Push for Mutineers to End Violent Coup
Soldiers from Ghana and Guinea joined a West African peacekeeping force on the streets of Freetown Saturday, increasing the pressure on mutinous soldiers to end their violent coup.A day after the United States and other countries evacuated hundreds of...
Agent: Rams Talking, but No Pace Offer Yet
At the midpoint between the draft and the start of training camp, it would be unfair to say that negotiations between the Rams and their No. 1 overall draft pick are proceeding at a snail's Pace.But don't hold your breath waiting for offensive tackle...
Air Force Struggles to Keep Its Discouraged Top Pilots
Many Air Force pilots today are tired, frustrated and angry. They have little trust in the integrity of the Air Force or their political leaders. They complain of being lied to.They work hard and serve on long foreign deployments, only to see promot...
Albright Confirms That China Sold Missiles to Iran Disclosure Is Weapon for Gop
The State Department has told Congress that China has sold Iran cruise missiles that enhance Iran's ability to disrupt Persian Gulf shipping and challenge U.S. forces there.The information is in an unclassified 25-page set of responses to questions presented...
Albright Scolds Croatian Leader Beating of Serbs Irks Secretary of State
"How can you let this kind of thing happen?" U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright asked. "These people did nothing wrong. You should be ashamed."Croatian Foreign Minister Jure Radic, easily a foot taller than Albright, stood his ground Saturday...
All Dolled Up Woman Turns Love of Dolls into Business
Kathy Dickinson and her 9-year-old daughter, Halea, fight over who gets the TLC Doll mail-order catalog first.Usually, Mom wins."As soon as we get it, she's hanging over my shoulder, going `Mommy, I want to see it, but I say `Noooo, I'm looking at it...
A Lot to Love about Lava a Volcano's Glorious Fireworks Are Just One Reason Why Costa Rica Is an Attractive Tourist Destination
WE HAD BEEN in our room for about 10 minutes when we first heard the noise.At first, it didn't sink in. As lifetime big-city types, my wife and I had heard the sound of airplanes all our lives and this was just one more low rumble. But here, a three-hour...
A Nifty 150 Johnson, Bailey Meet Halfway - on Track
Step right up and see the two-headed tiger swallowing flaming swords as it contorts into a pretzel. And then have a gawk at the main event of this concocted circus, this sideshow within a sideshow:On Sunday in Toronto's SkyDome - and before millions...
A Prime Pick Cards Still Marvel at Their Luck in Landing Morris
Baseball's amateur free-agent draft on Tuesday will be the fourth headed up by Marty Maier, the Cardinals' scouting director. But no matter how many he takes part in, none is likely to rival the coup the Cardinals pulled in the 1995 draft when they got...
A Prime Pick Cards Still Marvel at Their Luck in Landing Morris
Tuesday's amateur free-agent draft will be the fourth headed up by Marty Maier, the Cardinals' scouting director. But no matter how many he takes part in, none are likely to rival the coup the Cardinals pulled in the 1995 draft when they got righthander...
Ashcroft Pushes `Flextime' Bill Senator Wants Clinton to Back It, Saying Labor Should End Opposition
The Senate will take up "flextime" legislation again this week, with Democrats expected to offer amendments to try to appeal to popular support without alienating organized labor.Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., sponsor of the measure, tried this weekend to...
At the Movies
NEW'Til There Was You (PG-13; 1:54) Architect Dylan McDermott and fussbudget romantic Jeanne Tripplehorn are obviously destined for each other, but they keep not quite getting together in a slow, sodden romantic comedy. (Harper Barnes) CLARKSON, DES...
At the Theater
Camelot: Steven Woolf, artistic director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, directs Lerner and Lowe's musical retelling of the legend of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot. Lyceum Theatre, Arrow Rock, Mo. (816) 837-3311. June 4-15.Grease:...
`A Wonderful Life': Woman Celebrates Her 103rd Birthday
Viola Reid Davis must have been a beautiful baby, back in the last century. She was the best-looking thing Saturday at the Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jennings, where she was saluted on her 103rd birthday.Davis was decked out in a wide...
Back to School CEO of H&r Block Wanted to Quit His Job
When Tom Bloch quit the family business to pursue a new career, some people told him he'd lost his mind.Who would give up the pay, perks and prestige enjoyed by the chief executive of the world's biggest tax preparation company to begin - at age 41 and...
Baffert Hopes Third Win Is a Charm
Bob Baffert turned down his first chance to buy Silver Charm, unable to get a vet's OK. He wasn't about to let a second chance slip away - and wound up with a colt on the verge of the Triple Crown.On a recent morning at Churchill Downs, where Silver...
Be Patient and Practical on China
Congress will soon debate whether it is nobler to take a firm stand against China's human rights violations or be practical and renew for another year its most-favored-nation status, which grants the Chinese the trade terms we extend to most other nations....
Black Rep's `Tell Me Somethin' Good' Is . . . Somethin' Great
There is an unusual and unwelcome trend in musical theater these days, wherein a company takes a group of separately existing pop songs and "play-ifies" them.The trick is to select the tunes, then artificially structure a story around them so that they...
Bomb Trial Jury Takes Deliberation to 3rd Day 15 Hours Spent by Panel So Far
The jury in the Oklahoma City bombing trial ended its second day of deliberations Saturday without reaching a verdict, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch said.He said the jurors would resume their deliberations Sunday. The seven-man, five-woman panel...
Boomers Fuel Glasses Sales the `Me' Generation Reaches 50, Becomes the `Eye' Generation
In the mid-1980s, malls proliferated as baby boomers snapped up power suits and career clothes. In the late-'80s and early-'90s, boomers pined for computers and CD players, creating a bonanza for high-tech retailers. And for the past two years, home-oriented...
Briefs
SPAINThousands Protest EU Over Olive OilThousands of olive oil workers jammed the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest European Union plans to force Spain to cut olive oil production and to lower subsidies. Agriculture Minister Loyola de Palacio...
Bug Bytes: Computer-Eating Ants Are Latest Frustrating Insects to Come from Brazil
First it was fire ants. Then killer bees. Now from Brazil comes a new terror of the technological age: computer-eating ants.Creeping into computers day and night, the silent, ravenous hordes nibble at the protective gel that coats computer circuit boards,...
Cabinet Plans to Rebuild Congo Roads, Jobs Top List of Priorities at Government's First Meeting
The new Cabinet decided at its first official meeting that building roads and creating jobs would be its top priorities.Information Minister Raphael Ghenda read a statement on state radio and television Saturday that outlined government policy decided...
Cardinal Owners to Get '97 Levee Stone Award
GETTING STONED: Congrats to the owners of the Cardinals, who will be presented the coveted Levee Stone Award by Downtown St. Louis on June 12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The award - a granite paving block from the levee engraved with a silver plaque...
Cardinals `Stroll' Past Dodgers 2-1
Delino DeShields might have been overeager. The Cardinals had the bases loaded, after all, and he had a chance to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers. Deep down, he would love to be the guy to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.Then, pitcher Mark Guthrie threw him...
Cards Bounce Back for Win Gritty Stottlemyre Hangs Tough, Gets Rare Win at Busch
When Todd Stottlemyre served up a two-run homer to Todd Hollandsworth in the second inning Saturday, it could have been nothing short of disastrous for the Cardinals pitcher."A lot of times . . . you'd like to have that pitch back," Stottlemyre said....
Cards Bounce Back for Win Gritty Stottlmyre Hangs Tough, Gets Rare Win at Busch
When Todd Stottlemyre served up a two-run homer to Todd Hollandsworth in the second inning Saturday, it could have been nothing short of disastrous for the Cardinals pitcher."A lot of time . . . you'd like to have that pitch back," Stottlemyre said....
Cell Phones Cause Peace Disturbance
IT'S TIME again to get on those trains, buses and seaplanes to peace and quiet. But then there are those vacationers who just can't bear to be unconnected, jabbering away, high decibel, on their cellular phones. Take heart. Just like smokers, cellular...
C. Fiddmont Sr.; Baptist Minister, Gospel Singer
The Rev. Charles B. Fiddmont Sr., a former Baptist minister, gospel singer and businessman in St. Louis, died Tuesday (May 27, 1997) of cancer at Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 61 and lived in north St. Louis County.From...
Chicago, Beach Boys Keep Fans as Time Passes
Chicago and the Beach Boys probed a certain gray area Friday night - a nebulous region between classic rock and oldies.The two erstwhile vanguard groups demonstrate that soon there may be no difference between these categories.In any event, they seem...
City Officials Decide to Shut Down Lafayette Park Basketball Courts
Eric Wilson grabbed his basketball and went to Lafayette Park on Saturday to shoot hoops with his three children, as he has done at least three times every week.He was shocked when he got there and found that the basketball nets, backboards and poles...
Clemens Stops a's, Runs Record to 10-0
Roger Clemens became the first 10-game winner in the majors, and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays backed him with their biggest offensive output of the season Saturday in a 13-3 romp over the Oakland Athletics.Clemens leads the American League with a 1.85...
Clinton Sets out Case for NATO Expansion It Will Make World Safer, He Tells Graduating Cadets
Before a new generation of military leaders Saturday, President Bill Clinton began building his case for expanding NATO as a step that will make the world safer."We must not fail history's challenge at this moment to build a Europe peaceful, democratic...
Cliques on Group Tours: Bad Idea Expecting to Make New Friends, Other Travelers Get Cold Shoulder Instead
THE FIRST night of travel with your tour group is like the first day of school in the fall. We're all coming into this new adventure together, no? What will the cast of characters be? Will there be interesting people? Will I connect with someone? Will...
College Tuition Won't Increase Quite as Much but It Will Still Outpace Inflation
Parents of college-bound youngsters can draw this comfort from university admission officers: Next autumn's tuition increase will be the smallest in almost two decades.The projected 3- to 5-percent average increase is less than last year's 5- to 6-percent...
Congolese Exiles Returning, Eager to `Rebuild' Country
Jules Lumumba has lived a successful life in France since he bribed a prison guard and paddled a canoe across the Congo River a decade ago.Last week, Lumumba, the nephew of Congo's first post-independence prime minister, Patrice Lumumba, stepped from...
Conservation Chair Assails Carnahan in Parting Shots
John Powell, the outgoing chairman of the Missouri Conservation Commission, on Friday criticized Gov. Mel Carnahan, accusing him of putting political pressure on the commission.The Republican chairman and the Democratic governor have been at odds ov...
Consumer Groups Praise Health Bill but Insurers Predict That Costs Will Rise
Consumer advocates are championing the managed-care bill awaiting Gov. Mel Carnahan's signature as one of the most comprehensive reform bills in the country.Geri Dallek, director of health policy at Families U.S.A., a health advisory organization in...
Critics See Drain on Missouri Hidden in Flood-Relief Plan
An emergency plan to help flood victims is rekindling one of the oldest regional feuds in America: Should water from the Missouri River be diverted to create oases in the arid Great Plains?A special flood relief bill in Congress includes a $5 million...
Critics See Drain on Missouri Hidden in Flood-Relief Plan Bill Reignites Feud over Irrigation in North Dakota
An emergency plan to help flood victims is rekindling one of the oldest regional feuds in America: Should water from the Missouri River be diverted to create oases in the arid Great Plains?A special flood relief bill in Congress includes a $5 million...
Cruises
A LIFETIME ago, "Boat Days" in Honolulu were a cause for celebration. Those were the days when a Matson steamer or another ship arrived in port, docking next to the landmark Aloha Tower, bringing new visitors, returning residents, vital supplies and...
Cueto Case on Verge of the Confrontation Everyone Waited For
AS THE SPECTATORS assembled Friday morning in the second-floor courtroom of the Federal Courthouse in East St. Louis, Amiel Cueto seemed relaxed and confident and not at all like a fellow who was about to step into the ring with the Man of Steel after...
Dark Humor Saves Story of Unhappy Family Macdonald Sets Debut Novel in Bleak Landscape
FALL ON YOUR KNEESA novel by Ann-Marie Macdonald508 pages, Simon & Schuster, $23 ANN-MARIE MacDONALD'S experience as actress, playwright and television writer is in dramatic evidence in her first novel, a multi-generational family saga, set against the...
Disclosure Statements Bedevil State Employees Bill Would Require Notification before Paperwork Due
Bob Smith of Lebanon, who volunteered his time for nine years on the State Tourism Commission, was shocked when he got a $220 bill from the Missouri Ethics Commission.The Department of Economic Development had listed Smith as an official who should file...
Disposable Diapers Turn 35 as Rivals Seek Bottom Line
For the first time, someone who knew this product first cheek is old enough to be president.Disposable diapers are 35 years old, but the pulpy pads of the past have been superseded by diapers that breathe, don't leak or smell and absorb more. Now, thanks...
Donald `Red' Loehr, 65; Retired Ballwin Police Chief
Donald J. "Red" Loehr, a retired Ballwin police chief who had one of the longest tenures of any chief in Missouri, died Thursday (May 29, 1997) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield of complications from a stroke. He was 65 and lived in Ballwin.Mr....
Educator Drafts Proposal for Charter School
Twelve years ago, Almeda Lahr-Well of Glen Carbon thought the public schools couldn't keep up with her two children. So she started a new school, with a new way of doing business.Students at her Lahr-Well Academy are split into three multiage classr...
Ex-Governor Winds Up 2nd Career
Former Gov. Warren E. Hearnes is winding up his second career, and it's ending a darned sight better and quieter than the first.No one can take away from him, however, the glory days when he was Missouri's No. 1 Democrat.At 73, Hearnes retired Friday...
Family's Record with Women May Be Undermining Kennedy's Political Clout
Ordinarily, Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy would be a sure bet for governor in a state where his family has gone 18-for-18 in general elections over the last 50 years.But now the political future of the oldest son of the late Robert F. Kennedy is in doubt because...
Father, Son Form Link on Links
"FINAL ROUNDS: A FATHER, A SON, THE GOLF JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME"A memoir written and read by James Dodson (6 hours, abridged, BDD Audio, $21.99)This book will probably touch anyone who has ever yearned for a special relationship with one of his children...
Faulkner's Legacy Awakens Once-Sleepy Oxford, Miss
LIKE CHICAGO, this town tucked in the red clay hills of north Mississippi knows the horror and redemption of fire.In 1864, Union troops burned its town square and five stately mansions to the ground in retaliation for a surprise Confederate attack on...
Fax, Facts & Videotape
George R. "Buzz" Westfall and Robert McCulloch should admit what's apparent to just about anyone who isn't a partisan Democrat - they messed up with "Kinkogate."Mr. Westfall, the St. Louis County executive, persists with his ridiculous argument that...
Final Farewell: Even Cemetery Is Unusable after Deadly Tornado in Texas Town
When Jarrell, Texas, began Saturday to bury victims of the tornado that struck it four days earlier, the funerals had to be held in Georgetown. The tornado that killed 27 residents and destroyed 50 homes in the central Texas town had left its own cemetery...
Force Responds under Pressure in Topeka Event
The aptly named John Force was dragging Saturday, literally and figuratively.Force, the most successful Funny Car driver in National Hot Rod Association history, was mired in a funk early in the day after his first qualifying run went up in smoke when...
Forget `the Talk': Doctors Suggest Series of Conversations about Sex
If you're thinking about giving your teen-agers "the talk," you're already off on the wrong foot.Discussions about sex and sexuality should be carried on as a series of conversations, not a single lecture, experts say. Those talks should begin at an...
For Legendary Twin, It's Once More with Feeling
Thirty-four things to consider while wondering if the Twins will have anything left to retire for Kirby Puckett.1. According to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first player to have his number officially retired was Lou Gehrig in 1939. One-hundred five...
Friederich's Hit Lifts Gibault into Sectional Title Game
When Gibault baseball coach Steve King saw Freeburg score two runs to break a 2-2 tie in the top of the eighth inning Saturday, he thought the Hawks' successful season was about to end."I thought we were toast," he said. "But I thought we might be able...
From St. Louis to Everywhere
COLLEEN J. McELROY'S father served in the Army. One might think she would shun a traveling life. However, McElroy is a 40-year veteran of travel and feels a connectedness to many places:"When Kini took us through the channel past Cagalai or Ovalau, I...
Galarraga Slams Marlins before Being Ejected
The grand slam traveled 529 feet. Or 573 feet. Or nine miles. Estimates varied. Most witnesses, however, agreed they never had seen anything like Andres Galarraga's home run Saturday. It was the longest homer ever at Pro Player Stadium, the longest in...
Gen. Powell Gives Credit to Blacks of Civil War Unit `Glory' Troops Paved Way for Him, He Notes
Retired Gen. Colin Powell told several thousand listeners on Boston Common Saturday that the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry blazed the trail that enabled him to become the country's top military officer.It is because of the heroism of that black...
Great Scott! Bowman Gets Tickets after All
It didn't take long for the National Hockey League to respond to Scotty Bowman's plea for tickets to the Stanley Cup finals.Bowman expressed his annoyance at a news conference on Friday that he was having a difficult time getting tickets for his players.The...
Green Thumbs: Couple's Efforts Yield Year-Round Bounty
Richard and Maria Aschwanden's food pantry is a 2-acre garden plot.From dandelions and wild onions to chamomile and catnip, the Aschwandens eat and drink their garden herbs, vegetables and fruit throughout the year.Richard Aschwanden learned how to gather...
Griffey's Swing Goes Back to Grandpa and Musial
The swing, so effortless yet so uproarious, has launched 23 home runs in 50 games, including six upper-deckers, traveling a combined 9,310 feet, or nearly two miles. As Ken Griffey Jr. circles the bases at this breakneck pace, imaginations run wild alongside...
Griffin Trial Keys on Money Jurors Must Decide Whether Large Sums Constituted Bribery
"I could have made a million dollars while I was speaker of the House if I had taken all the business that came my way."Dick Ichord, lawyerMissouri House speaker - 1959-60, and member of Congress - If one sentence could sum up the racketeering trial...
Hazelwood East Still Champs; Rogers Can't Pull off Triple
The Hazelwood East High boys track team surrounded the state championship plaque at Dwight T. Reed Stadium and let out a cheer."Three-peat!"For the third consecutive season, the Spartans won the Missouri Class 4A track title, scoring 66 points to comfortably...
High Asbestos Levels Put History on Hold
IF AMERICA'S founding fathers had thought to create the Environmental Protection Agency back in 1776, tourists today wouldn't be postponing visits to some of Philadelphia's major historical landmarks.Independence Hall, Congress Hall and several other...
Hingis Rolls in Battle of Teens
It could have been the finals of a juniors tournament when 16-year-old Martina Hingis and 15-year-old Anna Kournikova took center court Saturday at Roland Garros.But this was the third round of the French Open. And when No. 1 seed Hingis had finished...
Hotels' Good Times Ignite a Room Boom Early-'90S Slump Led to Cost-Cutting, Profits New Area Hotels
For the hotel business, these are great times. Strong demand coupled with sharp increases in room rates produced record profits in 1996.The heady success is especially sweet coming so soon after the industry reached its nadir in 1991. That year capped...
How Major Bills Fared in the 1997 Session
PASSEDLegal Intoxication: Lowers the level for legal intoxication to 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content from 0.10. (Gov. Jim Edgar is expected to sign.)Abortion: Bans the so-called "partial birth" abortion. Exceptions would be when the mother's life...
If You Go
Getting There: The quickest way to get to Oxford is to fly into Memphis, then drive about 55 miles south along Interstate 55 to Mississippi Highway 6 east for about 22 miles. Be sure to stop at the Mississippi Hospitality House, a rest stop done up like...
If You Go . .
Getting There: All flights go into Juan Santamaria Airport, just north of San Jose in Alajuela. American, Continental and United fly there, and, since you'll have to make a connection from St. Louis, the quickest flights are the ones that go straight...
Illinois Education Bill Slips toward Deadline Philip Adamant despite Edgar's Pressure
Illinois legislators Saturday were poised to head home for the summer without fulfilling a campaign promise many made last fall: to change fundamentally the way Illinois funds its public schools.Gov. Jim Edgar Saturday stepped up his attack on a fellow...
Illinois Launches Tourism Campaign State Uses Database to Help Plan Vacations
IF DONNA SHAW had her way, every Illinoisan would take a vacation in the state to "get a million miles from Monday" from now until the millennium. Shaw, the state's director of tourism, has set a goal of increasing tourism revenue to $29 billion by the...
Illinois Oks Budget; Education Bill Stalled Governor Tries to Shame Senate President
Illinois legislators Saturday night passed a $34.6 billion budget in minutes but failed to fulfill a campaign promise many made last fall: to change fundamentally the way Illinois finances its public schools.As legislators approved the state's budget...
`I"ll Make You Proud'
* Acting on a vow to his grandmother, the Rev. Donald Weems built a community of faith and tolerance in University City.* "We act in faith - and miracles occur. Faith is, faith creates, faith carries." Dag Hammarskjold.DRESSING for his high school graduation...
Inter-League Facts
Games: Each team will play either 15 or 16 games against clubs in the other league. This first year, it will be AL West vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central and AL West vs. NL West.Schedule: All interleague games will be played during three periods...
In Their Footsteps Man Follows Relatives in Everest Quest
His grandfather was the first man on Mount Everest. His uncle climbed it, too. Now Tashi Wangchuk Tenzing has stood on the summit, confirming his clan as the first family of the world's highest mountain.Tashi, 32, a tour guide in Sydney, Australia, reached...
Irish Head Looks to New Talks Behind in Polls, Bruton Defends Stance on Ira
Prime Minister John Bruton defends his peacemaking efforts in Northern Ireland and says the IRA's political ally, Sinn Fein, could join negotiations as soon as the IRA abandons violence."If they have a cease-fire they can go straight in," Bruton said...
Irwin Charges along Route 66 to Move into Contention
Hale Irwin has gotten everyone's attention in the Ameritech Senior Open, including leader Gil Morgan.Morgan shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday, taking a 1-stroke lead after two rounds at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Long Grove, Ill.Irwin, the top player on...
It's Time to End Racist Attitudes about Housing, Hud Official Says
THOSE WHO know Kenneth Lange know that he doesn't often raise his voice.Though powerful, the head of the local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development office works with area politicians on a regular basis, so he rarely says anything controversial....
Karros to Critics: Go Back to Rotisserie Teams
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros, bothered by a shoulder injury, has struggled early. He continues to hear talk that he should be traded, or that the Dodgers made a mistake by signing him to a four-year, $20 million contract."It's hard to...
Keep Local Control, Avoid Growth Limits
Most people in the area want the St. Louis region to prosper, but those who support urban growth boundaries are on the wrong track. Growth boundaries would be bad for St. Louis and the region.Urban growth boundaries are one type of growth management...
Kirk Offers to Help Samantha, with Strings Attached
All My Children: Christina stayed with Brooke while Pierce and Trevor went to Central America in search of Christina and Pierce's daughter, Amelia. Hayley and Mateo exchange vows in the Virginia hospital where Hayley is recuperating from her stay in...
Lafayette Arrives, Defeats St. Joseph's
Lafayette High turned the tables on St. Joseph's Academy on Saturday.Junior Kelly Kram headed in a corner kick by Lindsay Bissell early and the Lady Lancers made it stand up in a 1-0 state quarterfinal upset at A-B Conference and Sports Centre.In sectional...
Let's Talk about Sex
St. Louis has become the national capital for venereal disease. Our schools say it's not their job to teach kids to use condoms. Health officials here say that sort of thinking is dead wrong.Sexually transmitted diseases are at epidemic levels in the...
Libertarian Attacks `Misinformation' in Environmental Policy
The public is "being bombarded with misinformation" about environmental dangers, the Missouri Libertarian Party's convention was told Saturday.Edmund Contoski, an author of books attacking government regulation and a former chair of the Libertarian Party...
Lock Your Eyes on No. 23, Just in Case
Watch him now. Watch closely. Savor every dunk, steal, spin, drive, rebound and clutch shot. Appreciate the stunning force of his personality, the way he imposes his will on the game environment.Soon he will be gone. Michael Jordan will leave the building.So...
Loss Gives Hazelwood East Push It Needs for 3rd Successive Title
In perhaps the most heated race at the Missouri Class 3A-4A track and field championships, Hazelwood East junior Shamieka McField finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.53 seconds.Little distance separated the top three finishers: winner...
Many Retirees Find That Florida Isn't Just Sun and Fun
When Dave and Terry Barr retired from their jobs at IBM in Burlington, Vt., 10 years ago, they headed for Florida.The couple had had it with snow, ice and mud. They settled into a house on Pine Island, in the Fort Myers area.And at first, everything...
Marshall's Plan
In 1947, some Europeans were living in caves, Britain was broke and Stalin was a menacing mystery. Something had to be done.FIFTY YEARS AGO this week, Secretary of State George C. Marshall told a commencement crowd at Harvard that Europe needed America's...
Mary Slaney Will Be Viewed with Suspicion
A number of troubling questions beg for answers in light of the recent revelations that two prominent U.S. track athletes competed in the 1996 Olympics five weeks after potentially positive drug tests at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.The answers...
Mcveigh Jury: `Aunt Bea' to `the Techie'
Reporters call them "Aunt Bea," "the softie," "the landscaper" and "Mrs. Doubtfire," sample code names for the 12 jurors deciding the Oklahoma City bombing case.Here are profiles of the jurors as developed by reporters for Scripps Howard, based on responses...
Meet Sam the Dog - and His Creator
Meet the newest addition to the Post-Dispatch's editorial pages - artist Douglas Dowd and his latter-day Candide, Sam the Dog. Beginning June 7, Sam will appear weekly on the Saturday Opinion page in "Metro Trap," Dowd's dark and witty cartoon satire...
Miami Takes Its Time, Walks Past UCLA in 12 Innings 7-3
Jake Meyer walked four consecutive batters in the 12th inning Saturday, forcing in Mike Lopez-Cao with the go-ahead run and helping Miami beat UCLA 7-3 in the second-longest game in College World Series history.The game lasted 4 hours 42 minutes, second...
Missouri, Illinois State Track Results
GIRLSMISSOURI CLASS 3A STATE MEET(In Jefferson City) FINAL TEAM SCORES - 1. Jefferson City Helias 60; 2. Kansas City Notre Dame de Sion 46; 3. MICDS 35; 4. Nevada 33; 5. Mexico 29; 6. Perryville and Boonville, each 23; 8. Savannah 21; 9. Warsaw and Ruskin,...
Missouri Town 1855 Brings 19th-Century History to Life
History museums - with all those predictable collections of bones, tools and taxidermied animals - can be a little dull.But there is hope for people bored by such museums. It's called Missouri Town 1855.Walk down the quarter-mile gravel road leading...
Moorman's Record 200 Lifts Lake Park
Junior sprinter Anthony Moorman set an Illinois record of 20.89 seconds in the 200 meters and led Lake Park to the Class AA championship in the 103rd boys state track meet Saturday.Lake Park scored 56 points for its first state championship in any boys...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Boy, do we have great news for you.Week after week, month after month, anxious readers call the Upon Further Review bureau and ask this question: "When will somebody publish a magazine about the glamorous life and times of sportswriters?"Young people,...