St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 7, 1995

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2 Wu Women Abducted; 1 Slain 2nd Survives Facial Wounds, Is Found Dazed in Metro East
Two female students at Washington University were shot, one fatally, after they were abducted in Olivette on Friday night in their Jeep Grand Cherokee.The survivor suffered several gunshot wounds in the face and was found at 10:22 p.m. Friday wandering...
2 Wu Women Abducted, Shot 1 Survives Facial Wounds; Body of 2nd Found in E. St. Louis
Two women students at Washington University were abducted in Olivette on Friday night and forced to drive their Jeep Grand Cherokee to East St. Louis, where they were shot and left for dead.One of them survived several gunshot wounds in the face and...
3,000 Give Roses and Goodbyes to Bombing Victims
Survivors of the victims of the bombing of the federal office building in Oklahoma City walked in a somber procession Saturday to the edge of the devastated federal building, placed red rosebuds on a makeshift altar and took away rubble as a remembrance."God...
A Ban on Tan? Dermatologists Say It's Time
The skin cancer warnings were caution enough.Now dermatologists say that deliberate tanning - already closely linked with skin cancer, aging of the skin and damage to the eyes - may also change of the skin's immune system and, thus, have a bad effect...
A Blooming Partnership
The Lynch Street Bistro is a synthesis of old St. Louis and new.The restaurant is in Soulard, in a 100-year-old building that once housed a tavern. On one side of the restaurant are houses that look to be about the same age, some with brick sidewalks....
Abortion Battle Imperils School Bill
Public health officials across the state planned to lobby legislators this weekend to try to salvage a school health bill.The bill is in trouble because of yet another dispute over abortion. Gov. Mel Carnahan said Friday that the fight could have "tragic...
Abortion Imperils School Bill
Public health officials across the state planned to lobby legislators this weekend to try to salvage a school health bill.The bill is in trouble because of yet another dispute over abortion.Gov. Mel Carnahan said Friday that the fight could have "tragic...
A Cliffhanger for `the Simpsons' This Summer, Viewers Are Supposed to Ask, `Who Shot Mr. Burns?'
IN 1980, "Dallas" oilman J.R. Ewing became everyone's favorite victim in a cliffhanger that left TV viewers begging to know who shot the great Texas conniver.Now '90s audiences get their own - equally deserving - fallen anti-hero: Montgomery Burns, industrialist-tyrant...
A Few Blues 1 Cup Short of a Recipe for Winners
By most yardsticks, Blues stars Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan and Curtis Joseph have enjoyed illustrious careers.They have run up gaudy stats, won high-profile awards, filled seats, autographed mountains of memorabilia and earned seven-figure salaries....
Aids Effort Aimed at Adherents of Voodoo
For centuries, Haitians have turned to voodoo priests in times of illness, heartbreak and confusion.They have relied on the native clergymen to counsel them or to take up their case with the powerful African deities who form their multifaceted face of...
Ailing Astros Give Cardinals the Boot 9-4
The Cardinals paid tribute to the soccer Ambush before Friday's game with the Houston. But it was the visiting Astros who made like the National Professional Soccer League champions by kicking the stuffing out of the home team 9-4 at Busch Stadium.While...
Al Sanders; Broadcaster Beloved in Baltimore Began His Career Here
Al "Scoop" Sanders, a well-known broadcaster with deep roots in St. Louis, died Friday (May 5, 1995) of lung cancer in Baltimore. He was 54.Mr. Sanders had been a news anchor for two decades at Baltimore's WJZ-TV. He won two Emmy awards and was known...
An Apology for Vietnam
IN RETROSPECT The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam By Robert S. McNamara 414 pages, Times Books, $27.50</P><P>FEW BOOKS in recent memory have ignited the prairie fire of criticism that has Robert McNamara's memoir and confession on...
A Nation No Longer Quite So Indivisible
ON THE DAY AFTER the bombing in Oklahoma City, CNN showed an interview with one of the survivors. When the reporter asked what should be done to prevent such crimes, the man immediately replied that America needs to be more careful about whom it lets...
`Angel' Helped Stevens Get around the Track
The obituary took up only a few paragraphs in the Kentucky papers last week.Mark Kaufman, 47, the former publicity director at the Longacres track near Seattle, had died. Kaufman suffered a heart attack while driving back to his hotel from a Kentucky...
Astros Bump Cards into a Lower Orbit
The Cardinals paid tribute to the soccer Ambush before Friday's game with the Houston. But it was the visiting Astros who made like the National Professional Soccer League champions by kicking the stuffing out of the home team 9-4 at Busch Stadium.While...
A Wac at War Helen Meyer of Oakland, a Soldier at Ike's Hq, Sees the German Brass Arrive for the Surrender
ON A MAY EVENING half a century ago, Helen M. Meyer of Oakland found herself on the edge of the most important event on earth - Germany's surrender to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.Meyer, a soldier in the Women's Army Corps, worked in Reims, France, at the...
Bagwell Struggling but Has an Eye on Problem
The most interesting backdrop to the Houston Astros' five-game winning streak before Saturday night was that Jeff Bagwell was hitting .103 with three hits in nine games. Bagwell was the National League's Most Valuable Player last year.Cardinals manager...
Bankers Hold the Line on Fees Free Checking Spreads but Many Accounts Cost the Bank Money
Walt Gall was irate. His bank, Boatmen's, had charged him $2 for withdrawing money at another bank's automatic teller machine."I'm being charged $2 a pop! I don't think that's right," said Gall, an assistant manager at a fast-food restaurant. "They've...
Battering Ram Sees New Openings Heavy Reinforcements Help Bettis Block out Bad Memories of 1994
The Battering Ram became the Contented Ram when free agent Dwayne White signed in March."I was elated," Jerome Bettis said.The Battering Ram became the Smiling Ram when Zach Wiegert and Jesse James were drafted two weeks ago."I was jumping for joy,"...
Beginning a Twisting, Winding, Beautiful Journey in Arkansas
IT'S A LONG and winding road, but scenic hardly describes Arkansas Highway 7, which cuts clear across the state from the top, near Harrison, to the bottom, at El Dorado.This is one of the most scenery-rich areas of the Arkansas Ozarks, so don't expect...
Bellerive Panel Targets Another Major Event
Rumors and speculation have been connecting Bellerive Country Club with major pro golf events ever since the PGA Championship here in 1992.Now there is some foundation. Officials at Bellerive have agreed to look into getting another major tournament....
Ben Hur Construction Co. Has Mixed Record in Falls
ALLEN McNEIL had been unemployed for eight months when he got a job connecting steel on a new building at the Chrysler Plant in Fenton. He was so glad to find work that he didn't complain about the lack of safety nets.But he asked his wife, Mindy, to...
Bill on School Health Is Ailing Abortion Issue Casts Pall over Funding for Nurses and Equipment
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS across the state planned to lobby legislators this weekend to try to salvage a school health bill.The bill is in trouble because of yet another dispute over abortion.Gov. Mel Carnahan said Friday that the fight could have "tragic...
Black and Gold Canucks Bring along a Blue Cast
Vancouver has nearly as many true Blues as the Blues do.The Canucks will use five ex-Blues in Sunday's playoff opener at Kiel Center.The Blues may suit up just six regulars who ended last season here: Murray Baron, Steve Duchesne, Brett Hull, Curtis...
Bones Helps Brewers Slow Down Yankees
Ricky Bones pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and Greg Vaughn and David Hulse each had two runs batted in Saturday to lead the visiting Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees.Bones (2-0), making his third start of the season, struck...
Bones Helps Milwaukee Slow Down Yankees
Ricky Bones pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and Greg Vaughn and David Hulse each had two runs batted in Saturday to lead the visiting Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees.Bones (2-0), making his third start of the season, struck...
Boston Chicken Scratches for Gateway Bagelry Sites
BAGEL EXPLOSION, CONT'D.: The brass from the Boston Chicken chain scouted multiple future sites in our town last week to establish its Bagel & Bagel shops. Boston Chicken, which is changing its name to Boston Market as it adds ham, turkey and meatloaf...
Briefs
BERKELEY Public Meeting Set On Lambert Expansion</P><P>The city of Berkeley will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss plans for the expansion of Lambert Field.</P><P>Airport officials will present each of the...
Briefs
IRAQ Prisoners' Wives Plead For Clinton To Intervene</P><P>The wives of two American prisoners in Baghdad appealed Saturday to President Bill Clinton to intervene to win their husbands' freedom.</P><P>The women, who came...
Briefs
IRAQ Prisoners' Wives Plead For Clinton To Intervene</P><P>The wives of two American prisoners in Baghdad appealed Saturday to President Bill Clinton to intervene to win their husbands' freedom.</P><P>The women, who came...
Bright Ideas: Designer's Makeover Packs a Colorful Punch
MIKE AND MARGIE BENZ live in a truly distinctive Webster Groves home. Its secret is simplicity and imaginative use of color.Mike has a flawless eye and sure but playful hand with color. He didn't just luck out on the taste question. Mike earns his living...
Brooks Wants to Load Up Winning Attitude for Move
Rich Brooks fits. He stands in the middle of the field, surveying everything around him. His practices are orderly and timed to perfection.The windbreaker is zipped just right, the whistle hanging from his neck. The wraparound sunglasses block the sun...
Cafe's Back Flood Leaves Mark on Cherished Eatery
Despite all the work Betty and Harvey Buhr have put into restoring their restaurant since the Flood of '93, they're deliberately leaving one piece of the job unfinished.The varnish halfway up the window and door casings at Krautman's Korner will stay...
Carver House an Architect's Gift Enlarges a Dream
At the start of the new year, architect Andrew Raimist was like most Americans - sitting at home thinking about goals for 1995.He'd just quit his job to open his own firm. He was a part-time instructor of architecture at Washington University. He had...
Catering to a Sourpuss
I bet you have someone at your company who keeps a candy bowl on the desk. A nice dish of peppermints or gummi bears for the customers and staff to snack on.Isn't that sweet?Not in the Nineties. You could wind up feeding a hungry lawyer.John swears this...
Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby Are Steepled in a Rich History
They stand majestically atop the grandstand at Churchill Downs, two wonderfully unique exclamation points highlighting the skyline of America's most famous race track.This year marked the 100th anniversary that the landmark Twin Spires have graced a...
Classmates Who Are Forever Young for Some, Face Lifts, Hot Wheels Become Obsession before Reunion
So you're going to your 25th class reunion this spring and you're a bit more than nervous - maybe a tad overweight, a bit gray and weathered, or maybe not quite as successful as you'd hoped.What do you do?"They'll do whatever they can to be perceived...
Clinton Advisers Call for Record Sanctions on Japanese Imports
President Bill Clinton's top economic advisers recommended on Saturday that he impose record-breaking sanctions against Japanese imports, chiefly automobile parts, in retaliation for Tokyo's refusal to open the Japanese automotive market to America.The...
Clinton Must Talk Tough to the Russians
By accepting Boris Yeltsin's invitation to hold the U.S.-Russian summit Tuesday to coincide with ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of victory in Europe in World War II, President Bill Clinton put himself between a rock and a hard place. The festivities...
Clowning Around: Mysterious Fun Benefits Circus Flora
FLORA, THE QUEEN of Circus Flora, is back at Faust Park with new material and a new show called "The Legend of the Phoenix."It seems that some mysterious force freezes, first a lad, then a chicken and then a clown.We cannot say more except that Inspector...
Club Pro Shares Lead in Bellsouth Classic
Stephen Keppler, a local club pro, says he knows what to expect Sunday when he steps to the first tee as a co-leader in the final round of the BellSouth Classic in Marietta, Ga."It will be nerve-wracking," Keppler said Saturday after finishing off a...
Collecting Cereal Dolls Is a Real Snap
OVER THE YEARS, many children have mailed in a few box tops or coupons, paid mailing costs and received an almost-free toy. It might be shaped like a favorite advertising figure, such as the Jolly Green Giant, or merely identified with a product name,...
Collins Gets Full Control with Pistons
Doug Collins knew too well that the concept of a National Basketball Association coach-as-authority figure was a fraud. Most coaches are at the mercy of the general manager's personnel moves and the players' tastes. In other words, the coach is between...
Conner's Boat Vanishes in Wake of Black Magic 1
The best crew and the best boat that America could offer in the America's Cup were no match for little New Zealand.Team New Zealand's Black Magic 1 led at every turning mark and routed Dennis Conner's mermaid boat Young America by 2 minutes 45 seconds...
Cook's `Virus' Needs Intensive Care in Plot Department
TELEVISION has caught a virus, and if it won't kill us, it could still scare us silly, or at least make us sick at our stomachs.Already this season, a virus threat has quarantined doctors at "Chicago Hope," and this week, flesh-eating bacteria strike....
Croat Army Loots Two Camps of U.N. Force
Croatian army units overran United Nations peacekeeping posts in Croatia Saturday, looting vehicles, weapons, ammunition and electronic equipment in an attack that crossed over U.N. truce lines to recapture a rebel Serb enclave, U.N. officials said Saturday.A...
Cubs' Series Veterans Are Tired of Team's Ineptitude
Claude Passeau is having the kind of day that makes an 86-year-old glad he rose with the sun at 5:30.The fishing was great, until a storm blew up at lunch and the Dead River died. To reach what he calls the Dead, Passeau travels from his 52-acre home...
Curmudgeon Offers View of `His' War
MY WAR By Andy Rooney 300 pages, Times Books, $25</P><P>FINALLY, we can close the book on World War II. Andy Rooney has written his memoirs.</P><P>Rooney had what the British call "a good war." He wrote for Stars &...
Dark Memories Show Documents the Trials of One Woman Who Barely Survived Holocaust
IN commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, HBO and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum present the poignant documentary "One Survivor Remembers," premiering Sunday on HBO."One Survivor Remembers" is the first-person...
Deaths Elsewhere
THOMAS ANTHONY HARRIS, 85, the psychiatrist who wrote the 1969 bestseller "I'm OK - You're OK," died of a heart attack Thursday (May 4,1995) in Sacremento, Calif.A career medical officer in the U.S. Navy, Harris was serving at Pearl Harbor at the time...
Deaths Elsewhere
JOHN P. ST. JOHN, 77, the legendary detective who solved at least 1,000 murders and pursued the infamous "Black Dahlia" case for 48 years, died Wednesday (May 3, 1995) in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia and pancreatic cancer.Mr. St. John...
Deep Trouble
TWO MILES from the Arkansas state line, Rad Talburt labored in a liquid world of absolute darkness. A steel oxygen tank strapped to his back and an underwater metal detector in one hand, Talburt used his other hand to scrape and dig through 16 inches...
Defeat or Liberation? Germans Ponder 1945 Wave of Anniversaries Leads to Questions
A half-century ago, Red Army soldiers climbed the shattered shell of Berlin's Reichstag and raised the blood-red Soviet flag to signal the final victory over Adolf Hitler's Germany.Today, the artist Christo and his aides are clambering over that same...
Defeat or Liberation? Germans Ponder 1945 Wave of Anniversaries Leads to Questions
A half-century ago, Red Army soldiers climbed the shattered shell of Berlin's Reichstag and raised the blood-red Soviet flag to signal the final victory over Adolf Hitler's Germany.Today, the artist Christo and his aides are clambering over that same...
Desert Blooms What's Coming Up in Las Vegas
IN THE PAST 21 months, Las Vegas has tried to change from an adult playground to one that has room for children, too.And the transformation seems to be working. Last year, 28 million people visited Las Vegas - a 20 percent increase over 1993's total....
Dividend Yield Is 2.63%; Lowest in History
"This time, it's different."Those are, according to old Wall Street lore, the most expensive words an investor can ever hear. And they are the words being uttered by lots of market professionals when discussing dividend yields.Think of a stock as if...
Embargo Agency Loses Division Enforcement Arm of Office to Be Reassigned; Setback for Director
The federal agency charged with implementing U.S. trade embargoes - which is under investigation for its own action in several cases - has been stripped of its investigative and enforcement division.Treasury Department officials said the move was intended...
Entitlements Key to Balanced Budget
Teachers will soon be handing out grades as the school year comes to a close. For Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, the grades would be straight A's for invention, strategy and implementation.Those are the marks for the first semester -...
Family Fortune: Goldberg and Music It Has Made His Life a Harmonious One
IN the good old days, when you talked about business on Washington Avenue you talked about dry goods.Some of the businesses are still in business, but 50 years ago - from the great retail emporium of Stix, Baer & Fuller, past the wholesale heaven of...
FDR Didn't Want U.S. to Occupy Southern Germany
AS SOON AS the shooting stopped and the occupying soldiers settled in, some GI looked around and uttered a quip that remains current among American soldiers in Germany:"The British got the factories, the Russians got the farms - and we got the scenery."It's...
Field of Dreams or Nightmares?
Last Tuesday's opening day in Detroit featured the Tigers, the Indians and a near riot. The Tiger Stadium crowd pelted the players with beer bottles and cigarette lighters, and at least 25 particularly boisterous souls charged the field. They were arrested...
Flooding Rages in Texas; at Least 14 People Killed
A storm with wind of 70 mph and softball-size hail caused flash floods and swept away cars Friday night in north Texas.At least 14 people were killed, about 100 injured and four were still missing Saturday. Damage was estimate at $350 million to $400...
Flooding Rages in Texas; at Least 15 People Killed
A storm with winds up to 70 miles and hour and softball-size hail caused flash floods and swept away cars Friday night in north Texas.At least 15 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were killed, about 100 injured and three were still missing late Saturday....
For Sanity on Missouri's Lakes
A bill that - finally would make the waters of Missouri's lakes quieter and safer from deadly speeding motorboats is hung up in the state Senate. Even if the bill is not perfect - and it is not because it fails to regulate daytime speeds of boats - it...
Fox Jumps on Blues' Ratings Potential
Television is a game of numbers. Big ratings numbers. And that translates into big revenue numbers.That's why the Fox network has picked the Blues-Vancouver game as one of the four National Hockey League playoff games it will televise Sunday on a regional...
Game 49
Each time the Detroit Red Wings take the ice at Joe Louis Arena, they walk past the 1955 Stanley Cup champions.Terry Sawchuk, Red Kelly, Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay . . . the last men to win the Cup for Motown keep a watchful eye on this team."We took a...
Game 49
Finally, Game 49.Mike Keenan mentioned it all season as a destination, the finish line in the Blues' 48-game preparation for the Stanley Cup playoffs.But while preparation for Game 49 was a regular-season goal, Game 49 itself is just the beginning, the...
Gun Advocates Not Deterred by Oklahoma City Bombing
Nothing more unhelpful has occurred since the Oklahoma City explosion than the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Gun-Free School Zones Act, which forbids guns within 1,000 feet of a school.The urgency of the prohibition hardly needs demonstration,...
Heart Matters: Mild Attacks Called Treatment Risk for Elderly
If you're one of the 400,000 elderly Americans expected to suffer a heart attack this year, chances are good that if the attack is a small one, doctors won't do all they could for you.And that could be costly down the line.A study by researchers at Washington...
Hill Falls One out Short of Victory
If Ken Hill falls one victory short of some magic number such as 20 - or even 15 in a shortened season - he'll know exactly where to look.Hill, given a 6-0 lead after three innings Saturday night, went from pitcher to thrower in the next two innings....
`Holy Laughter': New Approach at Church
The sermon was not humorous when the laughter broke out.Seven women and a couple of men seated near the front of the crowded ballroom at the Henry VIII Hotel in Bridgeton threw their heads back and expelled loud, almost raucous laughter. All but one...
Husband Held in Woman's Death Mcdonnell Douglas Engineer Is Charged with First-Degree Murder
Neighbors called the Martinellis of Florissant the perfect mom and dad.But while their three young children were fast asleep early Saturday, Bryan Martinelli picked up a shotgun and shot his wife, Diane, to death, police say.Martinelli, 35, whom police...
If You're Thinking of Cruising on a Megaship
Prices: High-season prices range from $2,429 for a suite with veranda, to $1,719 for an outside cabin with twin beds that can convert to king-size bed, to $1,399 for inside cabin on bottom deck with upper and lower berths. High season runs from mid-January...
In Ed's World, It's Sunny, Beautiful All of the Time
ON A WARM June night almost six years ago, Mike McCraw and I stood, somewhat wobblingly, on the sidewalk across from Lafayette Park."What are we going to do now?" we asked each other.Ed Post, who had been convicted of murdering his wife, Julie, had just...
In Focus National Geographic Pictures Displayed Here: `Beyond Fun'
They've been bitten by sharks, mauled by gorillas, chased by mobs, attacked by killer diseases and shot at.They're National Geographic photographers."It's not a calm profession," says William Allen, editor of the magazine. (He is no relation to the writer...
Iran to Get 3 More Russian Reactors; U.S. Steps Up Protest
Russia plans to sell Iran three more nuclear reactors beyond the three that it has already agreed to provide, says an official in Russia's Atomic Energy Ministry.As reported by the Interfax news service Friday, the official said the new contract would...
Irvan Waits for Clearance before He Returns to Car
Ernie Irvan is not the least bit agitated when he is asked for the millionth time how soon he will return to racing, because he knows he is fortunate just to be able to hear the questions."I remember laying in the hospital for 45 days," Irvan said. "I...
Killer's Execution Called Inhumane
The unusually long time it took to execute a killer by injection early Wednesday was attacked as cruel Friday by his family, his lawyer and a statewide group that opposes the death penalty.Emmitt Foster, 43, of St. Louis, was executed at the Potosi Correctional...
Killings Teach Painful Lesson
A MURAL PAINTED by students covers a wall along a stairwell at New City School.The mural is multicultural, covered with paintings of Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Thurgood Marshall, Harry Truman and others.The diversity of the wall is like the school,...
Late-Inning Surge Saves Swooning Reds 13-11
The Cincinnati Reds rallied for nine runs in the last two innings Saturday to overcome the visiting New York Mets 13-11.Ron Gant's homer started the surge during a six-run eighth inning, and Jerome Walton ended the game with a two-run homer.The Reds...
Law on DUI within Rules, Judge Decides
The drunken driving law in Illinois does not violate a judicial rule against double jeopardy, a judge in Madison County decided Friday as she rejected arguments by four men being prosecuted for drinking and driving.Associate Judge Ann Callis Rongey refused...
Lawyers Poised for Legal Fallout from Bombing
The day after the bombing at the federal building, a message appeared on several discussion lists and electronic bulletin boards on the Internet.It began:"Know any e-mail addresses in Oklahoma? Please forward this message to them. The April 19, 1995...
Legislature in '95: All Talk and No Action? Session Has Been Disappointing, Carnahan Says
With the Missouri Legislature facing Friday's mandatory adjournment, a common question heard in the Capitol halls these days is "Are they going to accomplish anything this year?"Letting the big work stack up until the end of a session is not unusual...
L. Smith Makes Left Turn at Coast; Worrell, a Wrong Turn
Two former Cardinals relief stars are the toast of the Coast. But Lee Smith is being saluted while Todd Worrell is being burned.Smith, the career saves leader for the Cardinals, the National League and all of baseball, is off to his customary fast start;...
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King Talks Straight
ED KING, founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, positively gushes when he speaks of the group's preparations for this summer's tour."The band just sounds so tight this year," he said. "Not that it didn't sound tight last year, but last year...
Making Waves: Think '40S When You Hit the Beach
IN A SWIMSUIT, there's nowhere to hide.But this season Sp designers are giving women as much refuge - and, um . . . enhancement - as possible.Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Ipanema, Beach Patrol, Guess? and Oscar de la Renta were among the 100 exhibitors...
Medical Pioneers at Home in Washington, Mo. Townspeople Join Family Doctor, Wife in Helping Develop Test for Elderly
It seems an unlikely spot for medical pioneers, but in Washington, Mo., a family doctor, his wife and his oldest patients are developing new medical tests.Dr. David Brunworth, Diane Brunworth, and Washington's elders have helped researchers at St. Louis...
Milking the Subject Jane Smiley's `Moo' Delves into Midwestern Academia
SHE departed on a month-long promotional tour before her colleagues at Iowa State University had an opportunity to read her latest novel, but Jane Smiley is pretty sure they'll like it.They'll need a self-deprecating sense of humor. Smiley's "Moo" (Knopf,...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Most dogs have at least one mortal enemy. Our late poodle/husky mix, Austin, fostered an intense loathing of squirrels - which only grew as he went 0 for 147,353 in his chases. His sister, Trixie, a miniature schnauzer, hates rabbits and has managed...
Murder Case on Trial Twice Convicted of Drowning Wife, Edward Post Wants One More Day in Court
OTHER THAN horn-rimmed bifocals, the only item Edward Post wears besides drab off-white and gray prison garb is an unusual 18-carat gold ring on his left hand.The ring is a gold cast of the wings he got for completing the Army's paratrooper school. He...
Nbc's `Jurassic Park' Ads Bring Space-Age Prices
There are those who believe the broadcast television networks are dinosaurs. How delicious then that one of them is pinning its hopes during an important ratings period on a movie about dinosaurs returning from oblivion.And despite a price tag that is...
Now's Time, Black Bass Jump out of Water into Frying Pan
Between now and next weekend, more black bass will be caught on area lakes and ponds than in any other week of the year.Why?It's bass spawning time on most area lakes. It is during this period that:Bass are most easily found. They are in the shallows...
Office Castoffs Help Nonprofit Groups
A pile of boxes full of old computer paper sitting in a dusty, cold warehouse in the West Bottoms of Kansas City looks like useless junk to most people.To Pat Durkin, it looks like priceless treasure.Durkin, humanitarian aid coordinator for a group called...
Olivette Grapples with Latest Crime
Residents of Olivette, wedged between University City and Ladue, have always viewed their community as safe.On Saturday, they learned two Washington University students were abducted from an Olivette restaurant the night before and shot, one fatally."This...
On This Cruise, You'll Find a Lot of Old-Style, Hollywood Glamour
ELVIS LIVES. So do James Dean, John Wayne, Sammy Davis Jr., Lucille Ball and a galaxy of other stars, some still alive and others who have departed to the Big Stage in the Sky.They've all been sighted on board Carnival Cruise Lines' latest mega-ship,...
Outdoor Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Saturday (May 13) is Kids Fishing Day at Missouri's four trout parks - Maramec, Montauk, Bennett Spring and Roaring River.</P><P>Children age 15 and under will fish free and special areas will be reserved for...
People
Ever since "Who Shot J.R.," television has tried to leave 'em squirming with season-ending shows. The publicity this year goes to "Melrose Place," which wraps up the season May 22 with a bang.Really. Kimberly Shaw, the ever-so-nasty doctor played by...
Pondering Family Roles, Mortality
THE DISTINGUISHED GUEST A novel by Sue Miller 282 pages, HarperCollins, $24</P><P>A publisher's propaganda sheet accompanying "The Distinguished Guest" touts this as "her finest novel to date." Laying this sort of claim, of course,...
Postline Readers Talk Baseball
Baseball players and owners have struck out with PostLine callers.Of the 103 callers to the service, only three said they were willing to go back to Busch Stadium to watch major-league baseball.The majority of callers were upset because players and owners...