St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 23, 1995

22 Soldiers at Fort Bragg Tied to Extremist Groups
TWENTY-TWO soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division have "active, passive or former links" to so-called skinhead or extremist groups, officials at Fort Bragg, N.C., said Friday.The division investigated extremist activities on the base after three of its...
Accident Kills Mother; 3 Daughters Survive Struggling Family Had Yet to Buy for Christmas
Danny Stevens planned to take his family Christmas shopping Friday. Instead, he spent the day mourning his wife's death.Donna Stevens, 26, was killed after a motorist who police say may have been drunk broadsided her 1987 Plymouth. The man, 33, was being...
A Last-Minute Gift for the Neediest
As you cross names off your holiday shopping list, don't forget people you may not know personally but who still need your help. More than 10,000 families in the St. Louis area are represented by the stories detailed in the annual 100 Neediest Cases...
Ambush Gets Even with Wings
The Ambush accomplished two things with a 19-11 National Professional Soccer League victory over the Wichita Wings on Friday night at Kiel Center in front of 12,389 fans.First, the victory ended a two-game losing skid. Second, the Ambush evened the season...
Anxious Serbs Unearth Dead, Bolt from City Residents Fear Muslim-Croatian Control
RIVAL ARMIES pulled back peacefully from some of Bosnia's front lines Friday, but there was fear in Sarajevo: Serbs who refuse to be ruled by Muslims dug up their dead and fled the city.The United Nations said it would not help move coffins, calling...
Attacks on Clinton Are Undignified
Seldom in six decades of watching and listening to the political scene in Washington can I remember a politician being listed as incompetent, inadequate and ridiculed as has Bill Clinton. Almost daily a diatribe of insults and invectives from Republican...
Author Shares Earnings with Support Group Organization Helps Families Cope with Loss of Babies
When Richard Paul Evans wrote the book, "The Christmas Box," he awoke one night and felt the presence of a sister he had never known. Her name was Sue, and she died at birth 30 years ago.Evans, 33, had watched his mother grieve privately over the loss...
Avalanche Coach Removes Foot from Mouth over Eakins Outburst
After the Blues' 4-1 victory over Colorado on Oct. 14 at Kiel Center, Colorado coach Marc Crawford said all kinds of nasty things about the Blues' Dallas Eakins.With the game in hand midway through the final period, Eakins got into a fight with Colorado...
Avalanche Proves Too Deep for Blues with 2-1 Victory
The major criticism of the Blues during their recent winning streak was that they hadn't played many teams of consequence.In their 7-1-2 surge, they had played only two winning teams - beating Montreal 5-4 and being outclassed by Detroit 5-2. They were...
Barros Breaks Mark by Making 3-Pointer in 80th Game in Row
Maybe the Boston Celtics were so preoccupied with getting Dana Barros his record-setting 3-pointer that they didn't notice Todd Day going for a record of his own.Barros set a National Basketball Association record Friday night by making a 3-pointer...
Bethlehem Rejoices at Lighting of Tree, Dawning of Freedom
Soha Arafat, wife of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, lit the Christmas tree in Manger Square on Friday, ushering in Bethlehem's first Christmas under Palestinian rule."We are very proud to finally be in liberated Bethlehem, the home of Christ," she...
Bidding Had Group's Blessing New Group Supported Free-Agent Gambits
The Cardinals' spirited attempts to spend money this offseason were not only sanctioned but encouraged by the new ownership group, which completed a conditional agreement to purchase the club for $150 million on Friday.Club President Mark Lamping, who...
Briefs
ILLINOIS CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT Task Force Recommends 200 More Parole Officers</P><P>The State of Illinois should hire 200 new parole officers to control a growing number of parolees, according to a Democratic legislative task force.</P><P>The...
Budget Cheer Keeps Stocks Sunny Side Up
Paced by gains in oil issues Friday, stocks rose a second day amid optimism that a compromise will be reached on balancing the federal budget. Computer equipment and software stocks also advanced.The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 1.44 at 5097.97....
Bullets Aiming Not to Repeat as West Coast Slugs
Just before Washington embarked on its current five-game, seven-day West Coast trip, Juwan Howard was asked what he remembered about last year's horror show that saw the Bullets drop three of four games, extend a losing streak to eight games and lose...
Bus Is Backdrop for Fine Friendship
Dear Ann Landers: When I read that nice letter from "Mal in Miami" who met his wife riding the bus, I knew I had to write to you.I'm a bus rider, too, and that daily ride became much more pleasant when I met a girl whose name was Rose. (I'm a female.)...
Cardinals' Owners Share Schooling and Social Status
The key local partners in the new Cardinals ownership are from St. Louis' business and social upper crust. Each is a member of the St. Louis Country Club. Each attended an exclusive private school here. Most headed to the East Coast to prestigious universities.In...
Cards Fans Overwhelmingly Approve of Tentative Sale
In the thick of some last-minute holiday shopping Friday afternoon at Union Station, Cardinals fans gave overwhelming approval of their baseball team's tentative new ownership group.After more than 40 years of ownership, Anheuser-Busch announced Friday...
Christmas Unwrapped It Takes Maybe 25 Minutes to Tear through Thr Presents; Then What Do You Do" Here Are 25 Ways to While Away the Yule
If you have children, Christans is the one day you don't have to set the alarm. They'll be at your bedside before the sun is up clamoring to get at the gifts. If you're any kind of parent at all, you will, of course, insist that theyfirst have a good...
Even His Own Dog Is against Him
'Nowhere Man' Where: Channel 30 When: 10 a.m. Sundays</P><P>WHO CAN you trust?</P><P>In the case of photographer Thomas Veil, the protagonist of UPN's acclaimed psychological suspense drama "Nowhere Man," the answer is...
Failures in Times of Racial Need
The lack of positive leadership in the face of racial hatred is the common denominator of two recent acts of violence. At first glance, the murders of a black man and a black woman in Fayetteville, N.C., seems to have little in common with the deaths...
Family Affair Playing for Hartford with 2 Sons Is Howe's Best Memory
More than any other sport, hockey has always been a family affair.Nobody knows this better than National Hockey League Hall of Fame legend Gordie Howe, who finished his 32-year professional career playing with his sons Mark and Marty with the Hartford...
Fans Flash Thumbs-Up on New Cards Owners
In the thick of some last-minute holiday shopping Friday afternoon at Union Station, Cardinals fans gave overwhelming approval of their baseball team's tentative new ownership group.After more than 40 years of ownership, Anheuser-Busch announced Friday...
French Officials Fail to Reach Agreements
AFTER A social summit between Premier Alain Juppe and labor leaders ended early Friday without producing any major agreements, French union chieftain Louis Viannet hinted Friday that more strikes were possible.The session in Juppe's office began Thursday...
From Long Shot to Starter, Figaro Pays off for Rams
A July 27 story in the Post-Dispatch highlighted five training camp long shots for the Rams.Center Lance Zeno, wide receiver Tony Miller, punter Bill Kushner and quarterback Cree Morris all quickly came and went at Maryville University. None of them...
Governor Frees Inmate with Aids
Gov. Jim Edgar on Friday commuted the sentence of a burglar dying of AIDS to time served, making it possible for him to be near his family for the holidays."Given all the circumstances the governor believed it was appropriate," Edgar's spokesman Daniel...
Grand Jury Approved for Mid-Missouri
A federal grand jury will begin meeting regularly in Jefferson City to hear evidence in a growing number of drug and white-collar crime cases popping up in mid-Missouri, particularly Lake of the Ozarks."You don't want the lake to develop a reputation...
Help Yourself!
Guidelines</P><P>SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.</P><P>Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the...
Hey Tony, I'll Get Back with You on My Lineup
First of all, now that Pulitzer Publishing is in the baseball business, I have several matters to address, immediately:No, I don't have any tickets.I can't believe our ballclub just spent our money to sign 300-year-old pitcher Rick Honeycutt. I'm going...
Illinois Facing a Bull of a Bear in California's Abdur-Rahim
Shareef Abdur-Rahim may not have any statues erected in his honor - at least, not yet. But somewhat like the popular Chicago Bull immortalized in bronze in front of the United Center, the freshman forward has been a dominant force for the University...
In Wyche's World 7-9 Might Capture Cba Playoff Berth
The playoff picture in the National Football League, as confirmed by the NFL Management Council, NFL Properties, NFL Films, NFL Charities and Fred Edelstein:Although Tampa Bay will miss postseason for 13th consecutive year, always innovative Buccaneers...
Israel Would Shutter Nuclear Program If Peace Prevailed
Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Friday that his country would shut down its nuclear weapons program if there were a regional peace in the Middle East.He stopped short, however, of acknowledging that Israel actually had nuclear weapons.Peres...
James Keast; Partner in Law Firm
James Duane Keast, a lawyer in St. Louis, died Thursday (Dec. 21, 1995) at his office in Clayton after an apparent heart attack. He was 65 and lived in Creve Coeur.Since 1987, Mr. Keast was a partner in the law firm of Carmody, MacDonald, Hilton, Wolf...
Kansas St. Throttles Umkc 69-54
Tyrone Davis scored 14 points and Kansas State held Missouri-Kansas City scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the second half en route to a 69-54 victory Friday night.Kansas State (6-3) has won all 11 meetings between the schools.Missouri-Kansas City...
Koivu's Goal Helps Montreal Avenge Loss to Pittsburgh
The last time the Montreal Canadiens visited Pittsburgh, they got embarrassed. Friday night, they got even.Saku Koivu scored a tie-breaking short-handed goal, his second goal of the game, in the Canadiens' 4-2 win over the Penguins. Montreal's last visit...
Lancers Win Battle of Belleville 64-62
When the "Battle of Belleville" takes place on the basketball floor, anything can happen and it almost did Friday night.Belleville East's Josh Helbig scored with 2.1 seconds remaining to give the visiting Lancers a 64-62 Southwestern Conference win over...
Let Them Eat Cake
The first casualty of the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia was not an American GI, but a sensible military budget. President Bill Clinton assented to a $243 billion military spending measure for fiscal 1996 even though it exceeded his request by $7 billion...
Man Gains Pardon, after 15 Months
A man who spent 15 months in prison for a crime he did not commit is going home for the holidays, after the girls who accused him recanted their tale and the governor pardoned him.The man, Christopher Prince, 19, was released Thursday from the Staunton...
Many Countries, Many Styles but Creches Mean Christmas
There was the creche where the Holy Family was depicted in cutlery, with Jesus being a little spoon and Mary a large spoon, in a commentary on the emphasis placed on eating and drinking during Christmas.And there were creches where Santa Claus pays homage...
Morning Briefing
Goldwyn Shares Jump On Offer</P><P>Samuel Goldwyn Co. shares rose 32 percent Friday after billionaire John Kluge's Metromedia International Group Inc. made a surprise offer for the film and TV company of $115.4 million, or $5 a share.</P><P>Goldwyn...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hard to believe that it was only a week ago today that the clutch 'n waltz affair known as the heavyweight bout between MIKE TYSON and BUSTER McNEELEY, er MATHIS Jr., took place. Mr. Buster flopped on the scowling Tyson like Howdy Doody cut loose from...
New Cards Owners: `We Want to Win' Group Purchases Team from Brewery for $150 Million
The new owners of the St. Louis Cardinals introduced themselves Friday and promised to keep faith with the best of the team's colorful history."We will make every effort to field great baseball," said Frederick O. Hanser, chairman of the new group. "We...
New Drug Is Cheap, Dangerous Use of Methamphetamine on Rise, Drug Agents Say
Federal agents in the Midwest are finding alarming increases in a dangerous brand of home cooking - the manufacture of methamphetamine.The illegal drug - better known as "meth," "crank," and "ice" - appears to be headed for No. 1 on the list of the most...
Night Lights Residents Decorate Homes, Businesses for Holiday Cheer
Each time Glenda Gabriel tried to pull her Christmas decorations out of their box, she'd start to cry "projectile tears."The decorations went back in the box. They reminded her of Sadie, her 17 1/2-year-old dog who died in July."Every little Christmas...
No Spending of Money in Msd Dispute until Jan. 11
None of the $40 million the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District set aside for possible refunds of an improper $4-a-month sewer fee increase will be spent before Jan. 11, a spokesman said Friday.On Tuesday, the sewer district announced plans for using...
Nutcracker Suite
IT WAS Christmas Eve, and Marie's house was filled with delights. In the living room stood a magnificent tree decorated with colored bulbs, silver streamers and toys. Oh, the toys! There were silver flutes and clarinets and piccolos hanging from the...
On-Line Pornography: Control May Prove as Tricky as Definition
EACH DAY, PATRONS of the Northbrook Public Library in Illinois vie for time on computers linking them to the Internet and its universe of information.But the popular service could be discontinued, according to library officials, if Congress passes a...
PC Makers Hold off Anticipated Bargains Aiming for Profit; but Some Buyers Patient
Like millions of families around the country, Marian Dresser, her husband and three children have been visiting stores and scouring newspaper ads this month in the hunt for a home computer.And like many of those families, the Dressers have decided to...
People
President BILL CLINTON has been riding shotgun as daughter, CHELSEA, 15, takes learn-to-drive excursions in a borrowed car.He reports: "It seems like just yesterday I was changing her diapers, and here she is driving me around in a car. You raise (children)...
People & Events
TODAYDrive-by Nativity Scene: Parishioners in period dress with live sheep and a donkey re-enact the first Christmas; on grounds of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 1425 Stein Road at West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson. The illuminated...
Playing with Two Sons Is Howe's Best Memory
More than any other sport, hockey has always been a family affair.Nobody knows this better than National Hockey League Hall of Fame legend Gordie Howe, who finished his 32-year professional career playing with his sons Mark and Marty with the Hartford...
Polar Fleece Is Easy to Work With
Dear Eunice Farmer: The stores are filled with garments made of soft polar fleece. Our fabric store has it on sale, so I would like to make a jacket immediately. Please give me an easy pattern suggestion and a few tips.I love Burda pattern 3867 for...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSWellston: The body of a man, about 40, was found about 7:15 p.m....
Rams Are Cash Cows in St. Louis Merchandising
Blue and gold and horns everywhere.Rams jackets. Rams caps. Rams jerseys. Rams helmets. Rams trash cans. Rams tailgate barbecue grills. (Very hot.) Even Rams Christmas ornaments. "But we're getting low on them," a saleswoman at the new St. Louis Rams...
Return of 3 Linemen a Boost for Offense
Wayne Gandy has a gimpy knee. Bern Brostek a bad back. Darryl Ashmore a sore neck. For much of the week, coach Rich Brooks played musical linemen on offense in practice.But tackles Gandy and Ashmore, as well as Brostek, a center, were back on the practice...
Review Jazz
JAZZ FANS who heard New York City's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Sheldon last March were undoubtedly looking forward to the appearance of trumpeter Nicholas Payton and his quartet at Jazz at the Bistro this week.Payton's fiery horn work was a...
Room Air Cleaners Help Allergy Sufferers
Q: My house is stuffy, and my allergies are bad. Even though I have a central air cleaner, should I run a room air cleaner too? What types are best and do they cost much to run? - F.D.A: Many people, not just ones with allergies, suffer from "sick home...
Senate Adopts Changes in Welfare Law; Veto Certain
The Senate adopted bills Friday drastically revising welfare and stockholder protection laws originally enacted in the Depression.The welfare measure, which passed 52-47, faces a certain presidential veto. It would replace federal guarantees to the...
Senate Approves End of Furlough
The Senate voted Friday night to let 260,000 furloughed federal workers return to their jobs. But the bill faces certain opposition from House Republicans who remain adamant that the partial government shutdown continue until a seven-year balanced budget...
Sinn Fein Blasts Ireland's Decision Not to Release Prisoners
Sinn Fein, the IRA's political arm, clashed with the Irish government Friday after officials in Dublin scrapped plans to free 10 convicted guerrillas as a reward for a 16-month cease-fire in British Northern Ireland.Sinn Fein Vice President Pat Doherty...
Special Counsel Appointed for Gingrich Investigation
The House ethics committee appointed on Friday a former Justice Department prosecutor as special counsel to investigate charges against House Speaker Newt Gingrich.James M. Cole, who spent 13 years at the Justice Department, will lead the investigation...
Sports Shorts
Man, 83, Dies Moments After Sinking Hole In One</P><P>Peter Sedore, using a driver, fired a hole in one at the Panorama Village Golf Course in Hemet, Calif. Then, he died.</P><P>Sedore, 83, got his 18th hole in one on the 129-yard...
Staley Workers Approve Contract Ends 2 1/2-Year Labor Dispute
Locked-out union workers at A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co. on Friday ratified a new contract proposal, ending a labor dispute that dates to 1992 when the United Paperworkers International Union rejected a contract proposal.Officials of the Paperworkers...
Strip-&-Dip Gang Is Ready to Party
A PARTY is in the works at the Hair Affair, a salon in Webster Groves. This isn't a holiday party. This is a party in celebration of the nail on Judy B.'s right index finger.As soon as the nail grows past the tip of her finger, Judy is throwing a party...
Sunday May Be Marino's Final Local Appearance
In a funk over the Rams' late-season demise?Can't blame you.Have a ton of last-minute Christmas shopping to wrap up?Join the club.But if for no other reason, Sunday's 3 p.m. Rams game at the Trans World Dome is a can't-miss affair because of the presence...
Temple Topples No. 1 Ku 3-4 Owls Pull out 74-66 Ot Decision
John Chaney has no one to blame but himself, and no one deserves as much credit either.Just nine days after beating then-No. 2 Villanova, Temple beat No. 1 Kansas 74-66 in overtime Friday night in the opening game of the inaugural Jimmy V Classic at...
Temporary Spending Bill Approved
President Bill Clinton signed a temporary spending bill Friday night that will allow 3.3 million veterans and 13 million welfare recipients to get their regular benefits, a White House spokesman said.Earlier, Congress passed the measure by unanimous...
Top 10: Twa, Edison Make Bankruptcy List
In Trans World Airlines Inc. and Edison Brothers Stores Inc., St. Louis wins the dubious distinction of hosting two of the nation's top 10 bankruptcies of 1995.George Putnam, a national expert who specializes in bankrupt companies, recently published...
Triple Time American Couple Adopt Three Babies in Vietnam
Eileen DeGroff traveled 13,000 miles to become a mother. After she flies home to Syracuse, N.Y., for Christmas, she and her husband, Frank, will have three reasons to celebrate - they have adopted Vietnamese triplets.The children - Christina, Elizabeth...
Uneasy Hangs Uneven Head
Dear Tom and Ray: I specialize in old Hondas and have had remarkably good fortune with a '76 Civic hatchback (the Yellow Peril) and an '83 Civic station wagon. Each is on its second engine; I put an Accord engine in the '83 Civic, which has run like...
Volleyballer Needs Anaerobic Exercise
Dear Dr. Donohue: What is the best exercise for volleyball? It's my only sport. I run daily for aerobics, but I am beginning to wonder if I am doing the right thing.Running never hurt anyone's conditioning, but if it's volleyball you have in mind, you...
Whitewater Panel Reviews Notes, Vows to Keep Digging
Lawmakers investigating the Whitewater affair reacted skeptically to 12 handwritten pages of lawyer's notes released by the White House Friday, asserting that they raised more questions than they answered.Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y,, chairman of the...
Wildcats Throttle Umkc 69-54
Tyrone Davis scored 14 points and Kansas State held Missouri-Kansas City scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the second half en route to a 69-54 victory Friday night.Kansas State (6-3) has won all 11 meetings between the two schools.Missouri-Kansas...
Zeile Moves on to Philadelphia for One-Year, $2.5 Million Deal
The Philadelphia Phillies signed former Cardinals third baseman Todd Zeile on Friday to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.Zeile, 30, a free agent, began last season with the Cardinals before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in June. He hit a combined...