St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 2, 1997

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2 Bright Lights That Bettered Opera World
WOMEN have never had an easy time of it, backstage, at the opera house. If they were allowed in at all - women have historically fought taboos on both sides of the procenium - they flourished as performers, though without ever completely losing the whiff...
A Man of the World
GIG GWIN will never forget the angry rhinosceros that charged him in Zimbabwe. Or the soldiers who shot at him in Honduras.Or the fishing boat he was on that got lost at sea off the coast of Portugal.Or the fight he nearly got into with director Francis...
Ambush Ride the Wave to Resounding Victory
Saturday night's National Professional Soccer League game was the Ambush's last at home for more than two weeks, but the team left a Kiel Center crowd with something to remember.All-star forward Joe Reiniger paced the Ambush with eight points, inclu...
Aol's Problems Highlight Online Growing Pains
America Online's 8 million customers have one thing in common: They're willing to spend money to communicate or get information fast.Little wonder, then, that they want to move at the same speed when they complain.When AOL's marketing and new pricing...
A Peek Inside `Christina's World' Book on Wyeth Focuses Entirely on His Personal Life
Andrew WyethA Secret LifeA biography by Richard Meryman 447 pages, HarperCollins, $35 ASK THE AVERAGE American to identify Andrew Wyeth, and you may draw a blank. But show that same American a copy of Wyeth's best-known painting, "Christina's World,"...
A Performance of Contrasts: Dramatic, Jarring, Masterful
Visiting Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Moest brought the house down on Friday night when he led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the final movements of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6. The last two movements of this symphony stand in garish contrast...
Apple to Reorganize; Layoffs Loom; Founder to Get Key Post
Just weeks after reporting one of its biggest losses ever, Apple Computer Inc. Monday will announce a sweeping reorganization that will include a position on the decision-making executive council for Apple's legendary co-founder Steven Jobs.Jobs came...
At Bosnian Market, War Gives Way to Free Enterprise
Leave your guns and ideology at home. Bring plenty of money. Any currency will do. At the Arizona Market, shopping is the best antidote to war.Named for Route Arizona, the main road leading to the U.S. military headquarters in Tuzla, the market is a...
A Threat to Social Security
The proposed constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget, expected to be debated by the Senate this week, is a dangerous folly for many reasons, not the least of which is the calamity it could visit on Social Security. Because the proposed...
At Priory: Black Tie, Green
THE Saint Louis Priory Fathers' Club set a record with its 11th annual Black Tie Dinner, netting $125,000 for scholarships. The dinner Jan. 25 at Monsanto Co. also served to honor Alfred R. `Bo' Naunheim with the Luke Rigby Award for outstanding service.Naunheim...
At Slu, Walker Learns What It's like to Lose
Jamall Walker has lost more basketball games the past three weeks than he did his last three seasons as a starting point guard at Wichita South High School.St. Louis University could win every game the rest of Walker's career and still not have a winning...
At the Movies
NEWGridlock'd (R, language, violence, nudity; 1:31): The late Tupac Shakur plays a junkie trying to go clean in a disturbing, dark comedy. Co-stars Tim Roth. (Deborah Peterson) DES PERES, HALLS FERRY, KELLER, NORTHWEST PLAZA, PLAZA TWIN, ST. CLAIR.Shadow...
Authorities Fret over Plastic Explosives Terrorists Able to Get Materials for Bombs
The high explosive known simply as plastic has been used to kill hundreds of people in the last two decades: 259 passengers aboard Pam Am Flight 103; 19 people inside the Khobar Towers U.S. military housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; and many...
A Woman's Choice on Mammograms
An expert panel was asked by the National Institutes of Health to provide a recommendation: Should women in their 40s get routine mammograms?The panel held a press conference last month to release its recommendation. The science, said the doctors and...
Bettis Makes It Back to Pro Bowl as a Steeler
After a miserable 1995 season, Jerome Bettis went from St. Louis to Pittsburgh in a move that finally landed him back in Hawaii.Bettis, voted into the Pro Bowl his first two seasons in the league, struggled with the Rams during his third year, gaining...
Bill Clinton as First Tourist More Than Other Presidents, He Loves to Go Sightseeing
WITH AN underwater camera strapped to his wrist, President Clinton went snorkeling above the Great Barrier Reef, where he encountered a gigantic clam.The clam was almost 4 feet across, and when his guide went down and passed his hand over its opening,...
Bill Would Ban Tax-Exempt Stadium Bonds Sponsor Claims Backing from Sports Fans
Cut-rate sports facilities financing for wealthy professional teams, a Senate critic says, is drawing interference from an unlikely source: sports fans.Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, the top-ranked Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee,...
Blackmail Often Shadows the Stars - like Cosby Many Celebrities Would Rather Pay Than Fight
Charges that a woman tried to blackmail comedian Bill Cosby demonstrate that opportunists prey on celebrity wealth.Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Sylvester Stallone, Lionel Richie, Kelsey Grammer and others have been targets of blackmailers threatening...
Boat Gives Bush Big Donations, but He Denies Conflict
In the five years since riverboat gambling became legal in Illinois, the casino industry has grown into one of the top contributors to Illinois politicians - and a dominant financial force in East St. Louis politics.East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush's...
Books in Brief
Old Hollywood. Clark Gable and Deborah Kerr, tough private eyes and flamboyant, hard-driving directors. Return to those thrilling days of the silver screen before television spoiled this legendary era. Terence Faherty astutely blends movie nostalgia...
Bosley Backer Questions Harmon's Contract Work
Bertha Gilkey, president of the citywide Tenant Affairs Board, has raised questions about former Police Chief Clarence Harmon's work as a security consultant to the city Housing Authority while he was with the Police Department."We suspect Mr. Harmon...
Bosley's Top Issue: An End to School Busing
Missouri Political Correspondent Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said Saturday that the chief issue to be addressed by St. Louis in the next four years is an end to the school busing program.The $75 million spent annually on the program should be used instead...
Bourbon Lifts De Soto to Title at Maryville
De Soto High basketball coach Allen Davis accepted a firm handshake from Marquette coach Shane Matzen Saturday night."You guys play real well," Matzen told Davis. "Bourbon really heated it up tonight. Good luck the rest of the season."Senior guard Brian...
Briefs
ST. LOUISCity Hall Parking Lot Is Completed, OpeningThe St. Louis City Hall parking lot construction, which began in July, is complete, and the lot is ready for full-time parkers. Treasurer Larry Williams on Friday announced the long-awaited completion....
Briefs
HOUSTONAtheist Library Loses Tax StatusThe Charles E. Stevens American Atheist Library and Archives Inc. and the Society of Separationists Inc., both founded by militant atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, have been stripped of their tax-exempt status, the...
Bruce's Trip to Pro Bowl Is Vacation for Mom, Too
Imagine warm tropical breezes, the calming rustle of palm trees, blazing, romantic sunsets and sand between your sun-warmed toes.An idyllic scene made even more so with the presence of . . . your mother?Isaac Bruce, the sole Ram picked to play in the...
Budget Freeze Would Pay Dividends
In 1997, the federal budget will reach $1.65 trillion. It is the most ever spent by any government in world history. It is more money than the combined federal budgets from 1800 to 1940, even after adjusting for inflation. That includes the cost of the...
Campaign over Mall Trundles to a Close Richmond Heights Voters Sift Facts, Opinions
Nobody in Richmond Heights is a guaranteed winner in Tuesday's referendum on a proposed mall - except the mail carriers who work there.The loaded-down carriers will be relieved just to see the campaign pass. In the weeks leading up to the referendum,...
Cellular Calls: Many, Costly, Some Personal Analysis of City Officials' Bills Shows Pattern: Wide, Heavy Use
Phone calls to campaign headquarters and workers. To a well-connected contracting company. To the Casino Queen gambling boat.Those were some of the often-dialed numbers from the cellular telephones the city issued to top City Hall officials and administration...
Cellular Calls: Many, Costly, Some Personal Analysis of City Officials" Bills Shows Pattern: Wide, Heavy Use
Phone calls to campaign headquarters and workers. To a well-connected contracting company. To the Casino Queen gambling boat.Those were some of the often-dialed numbers from the cellular telephones the city issued to top City Hall officials and administration...
Charters to Taxes, Voters Gearing Up Special Elections Put Variety on Ballot
A referendum on a proposal for a shopping center in Richmond Heights is not the only item voters will consider in special elections Tuesday. The other proposals range from a city charter for St. Peters to a half-cent capital improvement sales tax in...
Child Support Agency Adds Carrot to Stick
Willie Curry's first instinct was to panic when he saw the envelope from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue's Child Support Enforcement Division inside his mailbox.After all, the state agency had contacted him once before, accusing him - erroneously,...
Clips from Political Talk at a Barber Shop Mayor's Race on Minds of Many Customers at Cool Valley Business
THE CONVERSATION in Womack's Style Shop in Cool Valley rolls like the mighty Mississippi.It flows. It's wide. And, at times, it's deep.Especially on Saturdays, when the shears are flying, the waiting chairs are full, and a few customers are forced to...
Commercials That We Hate Most
WHEW! Do I have a headache! I think I'll take an Extra Strength Bufferin Advil Tylenol with proven cavity fighters, containing more of the lemon-freshened Borax that is recommended by doctors and plaque fighters for those days when I am feeling "not...
Company Town
The Casino Queen has delivered about $10 million a year to East St. Louis. Still, the city hasn't had an economic turnaround and, many believe, has become too dependent on one enterprise.THE POLICE OFFICERS have working radios, the garbage gets collected,...
Comp Time Plans Must Be Fair
Nothing forces labor leaders into a defensive crouch faster than proposals to amend the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires employers to pay overtime wages to any workers on the job for more than 40 hours a week. Proposals to make that...
Convicted Killer, Avowed Racist Tells of a Life of Rage, Hatred
Joseph Paul Franklin was 23 when he first looked at a Hustler magazine. He never bought one. He just flipped through them at a newsstand or in the aisles of a convenience store.An avowed racist, Franklin still remembers what went through his mind wh...
Court Case: Top Judge's Woes Spark Criticism of System
TWENTY-SEVEN years After clicking his heel onto a bottom rung of the Illinois judicial ladder, James D. Heiple finally reached the top amid a firestorm of controversy rarely seen on the Illinois State Supreme Court.Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra, a fellow Republican,...
Court Ruling Gives Aids Victim Right to Assisted Suicide Florida's Appeal Delays Action
A man in the final throes of AIDS has a right to commit suicide with the help of a doctor, a circuit judge says.Circuit Judge S. Joseph Davis ruled Friday that Dr. Cecil McIver of Jupiter, Fla., can give Charles Hall a lethal dose of medication, and...
Cruise Lines Scheduling Voyages That Offer Spiritual, Ethnic Themes
VOYAGES devised around hobbies or special interests - from gardening and golf to film and finance - give cruisers the chance to meet and mingle with like-minded people.A cruise with a particular purpose can be a rewarding experience for passengers, said...
Deaths Elsewhere
REP. FRANK TEJEDA, 51, a high school dropout who later earned distinction on the battlefields of Vietnam and Ivy League campuses, died Thursday (Jan. 30, 1997) at his home in San Antonio.Rep. Tejeda, a Democrat and a decorated Marine, had battled a malignant...
Deer License Day under New Rules Flusters Hunters
Missouri hunters turned out in huge numbers to buy deer permits and bonus tags this weekend, clogging the state's new computerized system on Saturday and keeping some hunters in lines overnight and through the day.Hunters had rushed to Wal-Marts and...
Defections from N. Korea Raise Questions
Two families who defected from North Korea say they were helped by an underground network of sympathizers who guided them through China and onto a boat to South Korea.And yet, because they could not answer specific questions about who helped them, their...
Despite Slow Start, Agassi Due for a Good Year
Pete Sampras won the Australian Open last the weekend.Andre Agassi wasn't there.Disrespect? Laziness? Too much passion for Brooke? Too little passion for tennis? Or a 26-year-old guy who needed to regroup before starting another season? With Agassi,...
Dinosaurs' Maternal Habits Are Linked to Birds'
Carnivorous dinosaurs probably exhibited the same kind of maternal behavior that waterfowl do today, sitting on their nests and leading the hatched youngsters about as they fed themselves, researchers reported recently.They said their findings added...
Duval Takes 3-Shot Lead in Pebble Beach Pro-Am
David Duval and Tiger Woods owned Pebble Beach on Saturday, just like Mark O'Meara has owned it for more than a decade.Duval was 8-under-par after just seven holes in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am. He shot a 28 on...
EPA Delays Clean Air Rules for More Public Comment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put off until late summer implementation of controversial tougher clean air standards to allow more time for public comment, the agency said Saturday.In a letter to the nation's governors at their annual winter...
Evaluating Headlines from the Sidelines
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then, may ye also do good that are accustomed to do evil.Jeremiah 13:23ONE THING ABOUT ol' Jeremiah. Once he made up his mind that you did not deserve redemption, you had a problem. Mayor Freeman...
Even at Age 75, Dangerfield Is as Gross as Ever
"MEET WALLY SPARKS"Rating: R, language, dirty jokes, partial nudity. Running time: 1:45.RODNEY DANGERFIELD is a good stand-up comedian, if you happen to like his particular brand of humor. But nearly two hours of Dangerfield's foul-ending one-liners...
Family Life Cuts Use of Drugs, Says Study Divorce Found to Reverse Effect of Marriage
Young adults who used illegal drugs or alcohol as teen-agers tend to cut down or quit when confronted by the responsibilities of marriage and family, says a new study.But the research adds that divorce could drive them back to their old habits.The study...
Few Amenities, but What a View
TREETOPS, one of the most famous hotels in the world, does not offer haute cuisine or five-star service. There isn't even an elevator.You have to walk the last 200 yards to the door, and there are wooden refuges along the way in case you have to dash...
Firm Stands Firm: No Smoking Allowed Workers and Visitors Must Pass Sniff Test
If you're visiting Kimball Physics, be prepared to pass the sniff test administered by the company's receptionist.If Jennifer Walsh catches a whiff of cigarette smoke on your breath, hair or clothes, she will ask you to step outside.To protect its employees'...
Former Mizzou Official in Running for President
Lois B. DeFleur, president of the State University of New York at Binghamton, is among six people in the running for president of the four-campus University of Missouri system.DeFleur, a former provost at the university's Columbia campus, arrived in...
Free Guides Offer Tips for Wiser Travel
WE KNOW SOMEONE who was lost in Buenos Aires, didn't speak Spanish, and couldn't remember the name of her hotel.She did remember that the hotel was across the street from a big cemetery, and being a clever traveler, she used sign language, putting her...
Goodbye to Another Piece of the Safety Net Something Called Managed Care Is Making Old Public Hospitals Obsolete; in Theory, the Poor Won't Notice the Difference
JUST A HALF-HOUR before, they had cheered Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.Once, as he walked through the door Thursday evening, and again as he took his seat at a forum for mayoral candidates in a North St. Louis church, applause washed over him.But the tables...
Good Soldier Mullin Needs a Little Better NBA Posting
On a day when T (Tim Hardaway) and M (Mitch Richmond) were named to the All-Star team, C stuck his feet in an ice bucket, rubbed his graying crew cut and declined to publicly pity himself.Chris Mullin, original Dream Teamer, five-time All-Star and the...
Gym Bag Was a Heavyweight: Contained Rare, Stolen Bibles
Two rare Bibles stolen during a break-in at the library of the Adams National Historic Site in November have been found, wrapped in towels and stuffed inside a knapsack left at a gym in Portsmouth, N.H.The two books - a 1621 Latin Bible and an 1838 Bible...
'HAD I KNOWN THEN...' Series: Ancestors & Heritage Cleora Hughes First of Two Articles
Cleora Hughes remembers a 'miserable' childhood and a difficult relationship with her mother: It wasn't until she researched her family's past that she found out how fortunate she really was.My grandparents, Lace and Ella Duff, were a part of my life...
Happily Ever after Service to Show Couples Path to Good Marriage
On their first date in November 1995, Mike Pratt told his girlfriend, Sherri, that he wanted to marry her. After laughing hysterically, she told him she'd give the relationship until Jan. 18.When the 18th rolled around, Mike popped the question, and...
Hard Times: Comp Time Plans Aren't as Simple as They Sound
It sounds simple enough: Give employees a choice between getting paid overtime or taking paid time off.But in the everyday pressures of a workplace, time spent on the job - or off - is anything but simple.Both congressional Republicans and the Clinton...
Harper Helps Dallas End Utah Win Streak
Derek Harper, a late insert into the starting lineup, hit a key 3-pointer with less than 30 seconds to play as Dallas snapped Utah's five-game winning streak with a 100-97 victory Saturday night.Karl Malone, who had 36 points, hit an 18-footer with 50.3...
Hepatitis C: Its Contagion Factor Is Very Low
Dear Dr. Donohue: Recently, my mother was diagnosed with hepatitis C. I am having a hard time getting information on this disease. I have two young children who visit Mom regularly, and I am concerned for their health. My pediatrician tells me not to...
Herb Caen; San Francisco Columnist
Columnist Herb Caen, who chronicled his adopted city for nearly six decades, celebrating its moods and foibles, died Saturday (Feb. 1, 1997). He was 80.Mr. Caen continued to appear sporadically in the San Francisco Chronicle even after he was diagnosed...
He's Dead Serious about Friends' Feelings
Dear Ann Landers: I have been married to Ozzie (not his real name) for 20 years. He's a good husband and a nice guy, but he does come up with some goofy ideas every now and then.His latest brainstorm came when he read about a man in South Africa who...
History Should Include All Americans
Every year, at just about this time, Americans from all walks of life are confronted with this question: "Is black history, as a separate study - whether for a week or an entire month - really necessary?"The sad but correct answer is a resounding "yes"...
Howell's Garner Wins 4th Gac Title
Ben Garner of Francis Howell High on Saturday became only the second four-time wrestling champion in Gateway Athletic Conference history.Garner beat Francis Howell North's David Egley 8-3 for the 112-pound title at St. Charles West High. He won at 103...
Hull Earns Bows for His Approach from New Coach
Brett Hull sometimes was seen as a divisive influence during Mike Keenan's tenure hwith the Blues, but he's been a unifying force under new coach Joel Quenneville."He's been good," Quenneville said. "He's been very positive toward the players and the...
Hunters' Lament: Hardest Part Was Bagging a Permit
When Carl Barton heard that Missouri deer hunting permits were going to be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, he thought arriving at a Wal-Mart a half-hour early would mean getting the best choices.Nineteen hours...
Illness Complicates Mcginnis Case Judge May Be Too Ill for Penalty Hearing
A heart attack that sidelined Circuit Judge John DeLaurenti put an unusual twist in the case of Kelly McGinnis, who awaits a death penalty hearing for the murder of his wife's divorce lawyer in Greenville, Ill., last year.DeLaurenti was in satisfactory...
"I Love This Job; Every Day's a Different Challenge,' Says Ticket Manager
Growing up in the Orr-Weathers public housing complex in East St. Louis, Marilyn Merriweather knew what it was like not to have much money. Her mother, a single parent, kept the family of six children together with lots of love and guidance. The family...
It's Shanny's Show His 2 Goals Power Wings Past Blues 4-1
One of the most popular players in Blues history sent them to their 1,000th defeat.Brendan Shanahan scored the eventual winner and an insurance goal, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Blues on Saturday at Kiel Center.The largest...
Jane's Defense Publications Have Fans across the Globe
If Iraqi President Saddam Hussein wanted to know more about what was blasting Baghdad during the Persian Gulf War, he didn't need to call in his spies.All he had to do was check his Jane's publications, which would have told him about everything from...
Journey into Knight: Still No Bobbing or Weaving
On Jan. 8, Elvis Presley would have turned 62. Sixty-two!How does one picture Elvis - who died at 42 - as a senior citizen? The mind struggles to conjure that unsettling image: Long, gray hair? Huge, belt-swallowing potbelly? Red, droopy eyes?It's far...
Jury in Texas Convicts Woman of Killing 2 Sons She Blamed Slayings on Intruder at Home
A suburban housewife who claimed that an intruder stabbed her two sons to death before slashing her throat was convicted Saturday of killing the boys.Darlie Routier, 27, sobbed before the verdict was read and continued crying afterward. She could be...
Killer's Warning to Jury Wasn't Death-Defying
UNDER NORMAL circumstances, the task facing Doug Sidel on Friday would not have been much of a challenge. He had to convince a jury that Joseph Paul Franklin deserved to die for the murder of Gerald Gordon almost 20 years ago.Sidel, a veteran prosecutor,...
Lab at the FBI Is Put under a Microscope Workers Allege Flaws in Handling of Evidence
Public tour groups filed through a hallway, kicking up dust, as delicate experiments were conducted nearby.Agents, fresh from the FBI's gun range, passed through - perhaps unwittingly spreading residue that could jeopardize tests. Lab technicians sometimes...
Labor Wants Bankable Gratitude from Airlines Strikes Loom as Time Runs out on Contracts
When pilots for AMR Corp.'s American Airlines rejected a contract two weeks ago, their decision reverberated through pilots' union halls across the country.The agreement would have made American's pilots the highest-paid in the industry. Still, union...
Landmark Round Building May Be Home to Elderly
MERRY-GO-ROUND: Credit St. Louis city development officials for some creative marketing that may yet salvage a long-vacant West End landmark. After former St. Charles County flood consultant Jerry King failed to find financing for his plan to demolish...
Lemieux Closes in on 600 Goals
Mario Lemieux scored the 598th and 599th goals of his career in the first period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, (begin FIVE STAR text) slumping since going unbeaten in 14 games, (end FIVE STAR text) defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 Saturday in Pittsburgh.Lemieux,...
Let's Haul Down the Rebel Flag
LAURE HARDEN doesn't strike you as a woman who gets angry often.Hers is a face that at once conveys compassion and empathy, understanding and concern.But on this afternoon, her face was filled with anger, and it centered on the Confederate battle flag....
Lords Uphold Civil Liberties
The House of Lords has been a target of reformers for a century, derided as an anachronistic drag on British democracy. Spoofing the peers in "Iolanthe," W.S. Gilbert said the country thrived when "noble statesmen do not itch/to interfere in matters...
Magellan Chief Steers Straight Fidelity `Roadshow' Spotlights Stansky
Robert Stansky, captain of Fidelity Investments' flagship Magellan Fund, has been steering through turbulent waters in his seven months in charge.But his course hasn't changed. And now, Fidelity is finally allowing him to take a higher personal profile...
Man, Wife, Dog - an Affair Called `Sylvia'
You have seen deeper shows than "Sylvia," the goofy comedy that The New Theatre is staging in the Grandel Theatre's Grand Hall.But if a dog has ever been part of your household, A.R. Gurney's lightweight romance is bound to ring - or should that be bark?...
Market Bets Fed Will Keep Rates Steady
The stock market is betting that the Federal Reserve will hold the line on interest rates even though economic data might argue for a cut, but some experts believe a cut would be like waving a red flag in front of a charging bull.This past week, investors...
Members of Congress Calling for Oversight at IRS
THE MOST sweeping reorganization of the IRS since 1952 has been proposed by the co-chairmen of a panel investigating the agency's bungled effort to modernize its computers.The co-chairmen, Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., and Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Friday...
Michigan Trounces Michigan State
Brandun Hughes was on the bench in a suit and tie, serving a one-game suspension. He missed a lot of fun.Michigan's other two guards, Travis Conlan and Louis Bullock, both had big games as the No. 16 Wolverines crushed visiting Michigan State 85-65 Saturday.Bullock...
Morgan Fairchild: Suburban Mom? She Plays a Nice, Normal One in Nbc's `into the Arms of Danger'
SOMETIMES, you wonder how the networks keep coming up with pulp-fiction titles for their TV movies.Take, say, "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" Or "The Babysitter's Seduction." Or "I Can Make You Love Me: The Stalking of Laura Black."The latest along...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Words To Live By"There are two ways to age . . after an injury. You can do it gracefully or you can do it cynically and moan about everything and fall on your face and disappear from the face of the earth."Pro golfer Peter Jacobsen The Upon Further Review...
Mu Puts on New Face; K-State Takes It on Chin
Missouri held an alumni-reunion basketball game before tipping off against Kansas State on Saturday. Along with more-recent grads, there were former Tigers such as Terry Turlington and Bob and Jim Dinsdale, names with which younger fans might not be...
Murder Mystery Starts with Skeleton
"THE FALLEN MAN"A novel by Tony Hillerman (6 hours, abridged, Harper Audio, $25)When the skeleton of a man is found by climbers on Shiprock, almost 1,700 feet above the New Mexican desert floor, it attracts the attention of Acting Lt. Jim Chee and Lt....
Murder's Legacy Sam Sheppard's Son Fears for Future of Simpson's Children
Like Sydney and Justin Simpson, Sam R. Sheppard was just a child asleep in bed when his mother was slaughtered.Still in pajamas, the 7-year-old was hustled past his mother's room where a police officer blocked the grisly scene. Flashbulbs blinded him...
National Geographic Explores Movies and the Web
Next month, the cameras begin rolling on "Stanley and Livingstone," a made-for-TV movie starring Aidan Quinn ("Michael Collins," "Legends of the Fall") and Nigel Hawthorne ("The Madness of King George"). The two-hour drama for the ABC network will re-create...
New Vaccine Regimen for Polio Should Reduce Risk
A polio vaccine given through drops and sugar cubes was responsible for almost every case of polio in the United States between 1980 and 1994, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.However, the government expects a new vaccine regimen that...
No. 13 New Mexico Upstages No. 4 Utah
Charles Smith's quickness and jump shooting produced 28 points - 18 in the decisive first half - and No. 13 New Mexico's defense did the rest in an 87-71 win over No. 4 Utah on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.Smith's statistical line was a picture of proficiency....
No 2nd Honeymoon in Fla. for la Russa and Ozzie
When spring training begins for the Cardinals later this month, it will begin without Ozzie Smith. The star Cardinals shortstop, who has retired after 19 big-league seasons, is on the Cardinals' payroll for the next 10 years but hasn't been invited to...
Norman Conquest: Ou Tops No. 23 Texas
Nate Erdmann scored 20 of his 25 points in the second half, and Oklahoma held No. 23 Texas to a season-low 32 percent shooting in defeating the Longhorns 83-69 on Saturday in Norman, Okla.Erdmann was 10 of 10 from the foul line. The Sooners (12-7, 4-4...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK* Boats, travel booths, endless rows of fishing gear, a snake exhibit, keel boat reproduction, trout pond, seminars, shark tank and antique boat display will be features of the 43rd St. Louis Boat and Sports Show Feb. 11-16 at America's Center.Programs...
Nurturing the Arts with Realistic Hand
LIFE in Missouri has been a series of surprises for Flora Maria Garcia, who arrived here in the fall from Houston to take on the directorship of the Missouri Arts Council.For one thing, she was prepared to be confronted with state-level skirmishes of...
`Old Brett Hull' Keen on Blues' New Coach
It's officially safe to return to Kiel Center. Oh, there are still hazards to deal with, but nothing major. The Mike Keenan poltergeist still is floating around, and that leads to the occasional spooky performance, such as Saturday's 4-1 loss to Detroit.The...
Old Buzzards as Hundreds of Vultures Gather Each Year in Southwest Missouri, So Do Many Who Watch the Birds
A billboard on the outskirts of Branson shows Wayne Newton singing to a bald eagle.It should be a vulture.Bald eagles winter on the Mississippi River around St. Louis. Branson in southwest Missouri is a hot spot for vultures. They gather by the hundreds...