St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 5, 1996

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12 Days to Go
The 2-cent cut in the sales tax on food approved by the Missouri House is the best way for the state to avoid future refunds due under the Hancock Amendment and also to make the tax code fairer to low-income families. With just 12 days to go in the legislative...
2nd Life Eckersley, the Ultimate Closer, Is Closing out a Career in Style
He's probably the most splendid ninth-inning pitcher in the history of baseball. Get in the face of Dennis Eckersley with pressure and scowling sluggers and screaming fans, and it's a thrill to behold.He turns into The Eck.Eckersley recently celebrated...
6,000 Lose Electricity in Latest Storm
The line of thunderstorms that rolled over the St. Louis area Saturday knocked out power for about 6,000 Union Electric customers, set a home in Kirkwood on fire and washed out yet another weekend.Expect more rough weather Sunday. The thunderstorms are...
81-Year-Old Is Honored by Carnegie Hero Fund
Trent Edwards, 81, risked his life to pull a woman from her burning van. He was one of 18 heroes honored last week by the Carnegie Hero Fund, and its second-oldest recipient."She never said a word when we pulled her out," Edwards said. "She was moaning...
Add Patience to Your Soil
YOU can't quite make a garden from nothing, but you can certainly make a garden without spending a lot of money.Instead of cash, gardeners need patience, says St. Louis horticulturalist Ken Miller. They'll be rewarded with hardier, better-looking plants.Take...
After April Hrs, Cards Pitchers Don't Want to Be May Tag Men
Unless the Cardinals' pitching staff gets better - and pitching coach Dave Duncan assures us that it will - the pitchers are in line to allow more homers than any Cardinals' staff ever. The 1955 staff gave up 185 homers. But with 37 allowed in their...
A Matter of Life and Death Who Decides When Enough Has Been Done to Treat the Terminally Ill?
PHILLIP TAYLOR died quietly.It happened about 3:50 p.m. on Feb. 23, 1993. A doctor and nurse were standing by in his 10th-floor private room at Barnes Hospital.Almost all of Taylor's personal belongings had already been removed. A heart-shaped, silver-metallic...
An Addiction to Reading Novelist Explores Cosmic, and Practical, Sides of Her Habit
RUINED BY READINGA Life in BooksBy Lynne Sharon Schwartz119 pages, Beacon Press, $16PERHAPS ONCE a year I read a book that, by its mid-point, I start thinking perhaps I wrote. The actual author's value system so perfectly meshes with my own that our...
And Something Old on View
MASTERPIECES OF Victorian clothing are on display through May 19 at the Campbell House Museum, 1508 Locust Street in St. Louis.The collection includes five dresses owned by Virginia Campbell, whose husband, Robert, was a 19th-century entrepreneur and...
Angel Wallenda, 28; Walked High Wire with Artificial Leg
Angel Wallenda, who defied cancer by walking the high wire on an artificial limb after her right leg was amputated just below the knee, died Friday (May 3, 1996) at a hospital in Sayre, Pa.Mrs. Wallenda, 28, lived in Mansfield, Pa., about 25 miles southwest...
A Nose to Grindstone Equals Win in Derby Victory at Wire Extends Lukas Triple Crown String
A son of Unbridled won the Kentucky Derby Saturday. But his name was Grindstone, not Unbridled's Song.And guess who trains him . . . D. Wayne Lukas, who extended to six his incredible streak of victories in Triple Crown races.The streak, however, was...
A Powerful `Purgatory,' Plus a Prime `Prime Suspect'
PAYING his first visit to the Bradley mansion, prep-school scholarship student Harrison Burns encounters a half-naked woman on the stairs. He retrieves her fur coat, and in return she offers a bit of advice."Run for your life."It's advice he doesn't...
Area Commencements
Maryville University. 2 p.m. Sunday in the quadrangle on campus. James D. Burke, director of the St. Louis Art Museum, will be the guest speaker.Westminster College, Fulton. 2 p.m. Sunday at Champ Auditorium on campus. Former United Nations ambassador...
A Sure Hit: Louisville Slugger Museum to Open in July
When the new $3 million Slugger Museum opens here in July, it will include an item that puts in perspective the modern era of escalating player salaries and multimillion-dollar endorsements.Bill Williams, executive director of Hillerich & Bradsby, the...
At the Movies
NEWBarb Wire (R, language, violence, brief nudity; 1:39): Not good enough to be fun, not bad enough to be funny. Pamela Anderson Lee stars as a semi-superhero in a comic book future. Yawn. (Harper Barnes) CHESTERFIELD, DES PERES, EASTGATE, ESQUIRE, EUREKA,...
Aviation Agency Issues Guidelines on Avoiding Icing
Eighteen months after an American Eagle turboprop plane crashed in Roselawn, Ind., killing all 68 people aboard, the Federal Aviation Administration issued its answers last week to one series of questions raised by the accident.Since the Roselawn crash,...
A Wild Idea for Lilies Blackened by a Snake
WHEN I SEE the tips of the green day-lily leaves along my driveway each spring, I think of snakes. Not snakes exactly, but a certain snake.Budget gardeners know that harvesting wild plants is economical. What better place to start than the day lilies...
Beyond Our Powers of Comprehension
ON A GRAY EVENING last week, when spring was not as soft as it should have been, a friend pulled into our driveway and headed toward the door. He looked troubled. Come with me, he said. There is something you need to see.So he drove me around the block...
Big Man Right at Home in His House of Toys
They enter the house wearing night goggles, black knit hats and black sweatshirts, camouflaged by darkness amid the upscale homes of this Bay Hill community in Orlando, Fla.Armed with rifles and smoke bombs, they creep into the living room, stalking...
Books in Brief
WOMEN who are wise and winsome get great roles in three new picture books for children.The simplest and most playful of the three comes in the form of "Grandma Went to Market" (32 pages, Houghton Mifflin Co., $13.95, Ages 2-6).Make that a global market...
Bowman, Keenan 2-Man Head of Bureau of Minds but What's Their Relationship: Colleagues or Mentor-Protege?
To hear Scotty Bowman talk about his relationship with Mike Keenan, you'd think they were merely colleagues for a brief period of time, that it was no big deal.To hear Mike Keenan talk about it, you'd think they were practically father and son. Teacher...
Briefs
NATIONFREEMEN STANDOFFBarricaded Group Won't Meet With FBIMembers of the anti-government Freemen group ignored an invitation to meet with the FBI Saturday in Jordan, Mont., the nearest town to the ranch where they have been under siege for six weeks.The...
Budget Blossoms
LEARN TO THINK before you buy.Recycle everything from milk jugs to coat hangers. Cruise the neighborhood on trash day for pruned branches to use as garden stakes. Shop army surplus stores instead of fancy catalogs for many-pocketed gardening pants. Do...
Camelot Memories: Going, Going, Gone
When Jackie Kennedy proposed her will, she declared that her personal papers were to be kept private. She instructed her children, John and Caroline, to "take whatever action is warranted to prevent the display, publication or the distribution" of her...
Can a Professor Be Purple with Pride?
Dear Miss Manners: During the last graduating ceremonies of the university where I am on the faculty, I chose to wear my cap, gown and collar from my graduation school (which I'm very proud of).Unfortunately, I looked like a purple grape among a sea...
Cards Cluck at Hits in Clutch
On Friday night, as the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 to break a 15-game losing streak in San Diego-Jack Murphy Stadium, the Redbirds twice had a leadoff runner at second base with no outs.Twice, they advanced the runner to third with one out....
Cards Cluck over Hits in Clutch
On Friday night, as the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 to break a 15-game losing streak in San Diego-Jack Murphy Stadium, the Redbirds twice had a leadoff runner at second base with no outs.Twice, they advanced the runner to third with one out....
Cards' Pitching Staff Finds That Misery Loves Company
Unless the Cardinals' pitching staff gets better - and pitching coach Dave Duncan assures us that it will - the pitchers are in line to allow more homers than any Cardinals' staff ever. The 1958 staff gave up 158 homers. But with 37 allowed in their...
Caregiver Bill Opens Rift among Abortion Foes
A split is developing in the anti-abortion camp. Some lobbyists are unhappy that the latest caregiver bill is being promoted in the Missouri Legislature at the expense of an abortion-regulation bill that passed the House with a veto-proof margin of 114...
Cases That Focused Attention on Sustaining Life
HERE ARE four court cases involving patients' rights to live or die.Catherine GilgunnIn 1989, Catherine F. Gilgunn, 71, slipped into a coma at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after being admitted for treatment of a fractured hip. After Gilgunn...
Cat Fight Caterpillar, U.S. Bare Claws over Plant Inspection
Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest maker of earth-moving machinery, may be digging itself into a big hole.For more than two weeks Caterpillar has been in a stand-off with the federal government, refusing to let inspectors examine its parts-making...
Central Institute Carries on despite Flap Everyone on the Team Must `Support All the Decisions,' Director Emphasizes
On May 24, nine students will graduate from the school at Central Institute for the Deaf, having learned to speak and read lips enough to go on to regular classes elsewhere.That leaves 95 students to return in August. Maybe.The school faces a challenge...
City Site Enough to Make Brokers Weep
It's enough to make an industrial real estate broker sigh with frustration.On the one hand clients are clamoring for good sites for warehouses or light manufacturing, while city boosters are eager for new employers and a solid tax base.On the other hand,...
Competition Sparks Utility Changes
One week after the federal government gave the go-ahead, two Illinois utilities are moving quickly to test a new world of competition.Illinois Power Co. of Decatur and Central Illinois Light Co. of Peoria are the first in the nation to try "retail wheeling,"...
Cutting-Edge Bands Keep an Eye on the Past
YOU don't have to go far to hear lots of folks bemoaning the death of the musical underground. Now that punk-influenced music is an MTV staple and punk fashion can be seen in suburban malls, even the most dissonant bands have a shot at a major label...
D'amato: Gingrich Too Extreme Gop Senator Says Voters Don't Want House Speaker's `Revolution'
Sen. Alfonse D'Amato walked away from the Republican revolution last week, ripping its top general, Newt Gingrich, for forcing an extreme agenda on an unwilling public.In an unprecedented intraparty attack, D'Amato said Gingrich, R-Ga., "is a smart man...
Danz to the Tune of Mrs. Greenthumbs
CASSANDRA DANZ mixes a little humor with her potting soil. Author of "Mrs. Greenthumbs: How I Turned a Boring Yard into a Glorious Garden and How You Can, Too" (Crown paperback, $12), Danz turned to writing about gardening when her invented character,...
Devine Thanks Scholar Athletes for the Memories
Dan Devine phoned from Phoenix to talk about the 30th Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete dinner. "Dan the Man," as Stan Musial calls him, has seen many of the dinners but won't be able to attend Thursday night's event at America's Center."I wish I could be...
DNA Experts Set Court Guidelines Its Admissibility as Evidence `Should Not Be in Doubt,' Panel Says
A panel of experts convened by the National Academy of Sciences released a report last week that seeks to end the controversy over DNA analysis by setting new guidelines for its use in court."DNA analysis is one of the greatest technical achievements...
DNA Experts Set Up Guidelines for Courts
A panel of experts convened by the National Academy of Sciences released a report last week that seeks to end the controversy over DNA analysis by setting new guidelines for its use in court."DNA analysis is one of the greatest technical achievements...
Document Seems to Support Claims about Korea Pows
Less than two years after the Korean War, a high-level Soviet defector told White House officials that American prisoners of war in North Korea had been taken secretly to Siberia to be exploited for Soviet intelligence purposes, according to a newly...
`Do Not Resuscitate' Orders Can Lead to Declining Care
PATIENTS' QUALITY of hospital care can decline after a "do not resuscitate" order is placed in their records.A study of how one major medical center treated patients with DNRs found significant differences in care.Researchers from Johns Hopkins Hospital...
Drought Cutting Harvest in Kansas Winter Wheat Crop Is Worst in 40 Years
Ravaged by drought, winter kill, disease and bugs, this year's wheat crop in Kansas could be the worst since the drought-stricken 1950s, experts said kast week."This is the poorest condition I've ever seen, period," Ben Handcock, executive vice president...
Dust Busted!
"I never worry too much about cleaning house," said Valery Starr. "Housekeeping is not my thing."But Valery doesn't say those words with the same conviction these days. Not since strangers went traipsing through her house.This happened in January, but...
`Eck' Saves the Day in Ninth Inning, Eckersley Holds on to Stymie Padres
Todd Stottlemyre had gone one month and one day between victories for the Cardinals. But, on Saturday night, he started May the way he began April as he beat the San Diego Padres 4-3.After playing here for nearly four years without winning, the Cardinals...
Ellis Island Dispute to Be Heard Directly by Supreme Court
In the first trial ever held in the U.S. Supreme Court Building, New York and New Jersey will square off this summer over who owns Ellis Island.The Supreme Court has appointed Paul Verkuil, a Columbia University law professor, to help referee the dispute...
Enjoy Local Color, Not Local Rancor
ONE OF THE JOYS of travel, especially overseas, is being exposed to other people's ways of life: their daily routines, food, driving, festivals and even TV shows.Some of my fondest travel memories are of eating paella at a diner frequented by Barcelona...
Expect Delays in Passport Application
THREE MONTHS after the December-January federal government shutdown, the State Department's passport operation remains backed up and travelers who need a passport or renewal should expect delays of up to six weeks, according to the department.Early this...
Expert at Fort Wood Defends Use of Antipersonnel Mines
"It's hard to argue with a picture of a kid with his legs blown off," says Army Maj. Dave Brinkley. Even so, Brinkley is arguing the Army's case for hanging on to some types of antipersonnel mines.Antipersonnel mines are the target of a worldwide protest...
Familiar Name Going Big in a Very Unfamiliar Game
Now, it really doesn't matter that he's John Havlicek's son; that he once played in a youth basketball league under his mother's maiden name so he could be anybody else's little boy for a while; that his father - right, that father - sometimes would...
Family Relics Ancient Bones of King, Queen Are Reunited
Thousands of Hungarian Catholics squeezed into a tiny cobbled square in west Hungary to see relics of the hands of the country's first king and his queen brought together for their 1,000th wedding anniversary Saturday.In a ceremony of deep religious...
Favorite's Owner Regrets Decision to Run in Race
In the final furlong of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, a tired and beaten Unbridled's Song answered all the questions that had surrounded him all week. No, he could not overcome the obstacles.His roller-coaster ride, which began when he suffered a cracked...
Fishing Is on the Rise at Carlyle
Quite possibly the busiest fish-cleaning table in either Missouri or Illinois this spring was the one on the west side of the raceway below Carlyle Dam.Not only are the fish caught from the Carlyle raceway cleaned there. (And that's probably the best...
For a National Commission on Gambling
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has said he supports a national study on the effects of legalized gambling. The same Bob Dole got more political contributions from the gambling industry than any other presidential candidate running this year, according...
Forest Park Prices Fall, Gimmicks Rise
A radical new concept has crept into the local golf scene, originating at Forest Park. The author of this avant-garde thinking is Jeff Raffelson, recently named general manager of the municipal course."Basically, we want to make golf more affordable...
For Three Siblings, Head of Household Was Teen-Age Girl
From her home across the street, Yvonne Love would watch the three Lockhart children bundle off to school in the morning.If the weather was bad, the three would pile into a 1987 Pontiac Grand Am driven by the eldest, Natasha, 17. If it was nice outside,...
Fred Savage Changes His Image He Plays an Abusive Boyfriend
REMEMBER Fred Savage as the wide-eyed, innocent Kevin Arnold in that slice of 1960s nostalgia "The Wonder Years"? You might not know him now.No more the junior high school student of the 1988-'93 series, Savage is now a strapping 19-year-old, a sophomore...
Fuming over Gas Hike? Cheer Up - You Could Be Living in Europe
When Tennessean Richard King walks out of British gas stations $30 poorer, he doesn't wince too much.Here, his $30 will buy the equivalent of just 10 U.S. gallons of gas. In the United States - even at America's recently inflated pump prices - it would...
Fur Trader's Descendants Fight for Repayment
More than a century has passed since Canadian fur trader Jean Louis Legare risked his life and nearly bankrupted himself getting Chief Sitting Bull to surrender.But now his descendants have taken up a cause that consumed Legare - getting the U.S. and...
Galarraga's 2 Homers, 7 Rbis Propel Rockies
Andres Galarraga, ending a brief slump, hit two three-run homers and tied his own club record with seven RBIs to power Colorado to a 17-5 rout of Florida on Saturday.The Rockies tied club records in runs, hits (21), and homers (five) in a game as they...
Galarraga's 3 Homers, 7 Rbis Propel Rockies
Andres Galarraga, ending a brief slump, hit two three-run homers and tied his own club record with seven RBIs to power Colorado to a 17-5 rout of Florida on Saturday.The Rockies tied club records in runs, hits (21), and homers (five) in a game as they...
Gas Mileage Is a Factor in 99's Sticker Price
This spring, Wayne Gretzky is much like gasoline: very expensive, easily depleted and the subject of considerable debate.As the Blues move into Game 2 against Detroit on Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena, it's obvious that coach Mike Keenan is rationing...
Gephardt Warns Democrats against Overconfidence
Democratic leaders issued a warning to the party's rank and file here Saturday: Don't be lulled into overconfidence from public opinion polls showing President Bill Clinton solidly ahead in his re-election race."We cannot be secure in the lead that exists...
Global Spout Millionaire Wants to Fill Giant Bags to Transplant Water
A California entrepreneur wants to fill 500-foot-long fabric bags with water from an Olympic Peninsula watershed and drag the bags through the ocean to slake the thirst of southern California.The giant bladders, each of which holds 4.5 million gallons,...
Going Astray Could Make Dog His Own Master
CITY COURT in St. Louis is not the place one expects to find a debate about deep philosophical questions.But Wednesday afternoon, Dawg's case was heard.Actually, the case before Dawg's was pretty good, too. In that case, a woman's dog had got loose from...
Graduation Season Kicks into Gear National Figures to Appear on Area Campuses
Break out the caps and gowns. Tune up the "Pomp and Circumstance." Spread congratulations for jobs well done - well, done, anyway.Another college graduation season is at hand.It started last weekend at Missouri Baptist College and picked up this weekend...
Heroes Welcome: Fund Honors 18
Trent Edwards, 81, risked his life to pull a woman from her burning van. He was one of 18 heroes honored last week by the Carnegie Hero Fund, and its second-oldest recipient."She never said a word when we pulled her out," Edwards said. "She was moaning...
Homes, Businesses Pave the Way for Increased Flooding New Developments Funnel High Water to Suburbs
While their children chucked rocks into the water, Gerard and Rosalie Hentrich explained why they bought their dream home so close to Rock Creek.They pointed to the old wooden footbridge and water splashing noisily over the low-water crossing. Purple...
Honest Discussion Is the Path to a Truly Colorblind Society
FOR SAM FULWOOD III, adulthood was a real awakening.Fulwood grew up in Charlotte, N.C., the son of a minister and a schoolteacher. His parents successfully shielded him from society's racism, "creating a buppie cocoon for me," he said. He came of age...
Ice Sage Latest Fedorov Belly-Flop Brings More Bellyaching
Long before his team opened their second-round playoff series against the Red Wings, Blue coach Mike Keenan complained that Detroit star Sergei Fedorov was a diver.That is, Fedorov faked injuries. He goes down as if pole-axed after minor slashes, then...
Idle Ground Realtors Urge City to Better Market Land for Industry
The region's industrial real estate market is booming, and the city of St. Louis is missing out, one forecaster says."This area's market is broker-driven," says Michael Wolken, of Wolken Real Estate Advisors in Clayton. "If the brokers don't know about...
If You Can Afford Stamps, Please Don't Break Chain
TELL 10 FRIENDS: The official envelope and letterhead, the typing initials of a public employee, the seal of office, the government-metered postage, and the flourished signature of the executive director at the bottom of the page may have thrown recipients...
If You Go to Isle Royale National Park
Reading Up: "National Parks and Seashores of the East" (Fodor's, $17), has a substantial chapter on the park. Also, call the Isle Royale Natural History Association's toll-free number - (800) 678-6925 - for a free catalog of topographic maps, hiking...
Indians Add Two Wins over Shaken Mariners
Mike Hargrove was focused on winning the game, not worrying about an earthquake."It's a little different, but we've had suspended games before," the Cleveland manager said after the Indians held on to beat Seattle 6-4 Friday night in a game suspended...
In Offseason, Rams' Belin Sees Eye to Eye with Kids
In the offseason, Rams players rest their weary bodies and renew their spirits.They rekindle relationships.Some return to school to finish work on unfinished degrees.Offensive lineman Chuck Belin teaches school - to 6-year-olds no less.Belin took a couple...
In the Wind: Parties Help Payback Inc., Care and Counseling
APRIL MADNESS. Windstorms and almost more parties put on by volunteers than in May, the busiest month of the season.We enjoyed two decidedly pleasant and highly successful events on consecutive nights at the St. Louis Zoo's Living World.Celebrate, the...
'It Doesn't Have to Make Sense'
AT THE PLACE once known as Franz Sigel School in the Fox Park neighborhood, you find the typical array of inner city problems that disrupt learning and threaten lives.Ninety-five percent of the children come from homes so impoverished that the students...
Judge: Victims Can Sue Gun Makers Ruling Allows Plaintiffs to Challenge Safety Measures of Industry
A federal judge has held that victims of handgun violence could sue the firearms industry to find whether it had taken adequate steps to prevent weapon sales to illegal buyers.The ruling, by Judge Jack B. Weinstein of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn...
Katz Hosts Promote Racism, Group Says Station Defends Its Talk-Show Offerings
A black group called the Coalition for Free Speech is accusing two hosts on KATZ, the area's only black talk-radio station, of promoting racism.The group accuses Richard "Onion" Horton and Mark Kasen of encouraging racist remarks from callers, and Horton...
Laumeier Lament Administrative Woes Mirror Park"s Deterioration
BLAME whomever or whatever you want: the weather; the old board of directors or the new one; the director of the park itself; the previous county parks director or the new one; a lack of commitment to curatorial standards; vandals; lack of adequate security....
Lawyer for Parents of Lost Boy Slams Prosecutor
A prosecutor who has expressed doubt about a tale of a lost boy with Down syndrome being saved by stray dogs may have committed an ethical violation, an attorney for the boy's parents said Friday.Barry County prosecutor David Cole held a news conference...
Less Money Can Bring More Richness
COULD money be bad for theater?Nobody in the arts community is much inclined to say that, of course, certainly not now, when the future of all arts funding looks iffy.Some money, of course, is a must. It takes some kind of backing to get any production...
Looks Are Deceiving for Webster's Coach State Champion Moore Named Coach of Year
A math teacher, sure. Tim Moore teaches pre-calculus at Webster Groves High and, frankly, looks the part. A director of student activities, OK. Moore does that, too, and is believable in that role.But one might never confuse Tim Moore for a basketball...
Making Waves at Nantucket Cove
Amer Hawatmeh, owner of Nantucket Cove in Clayton, is as much philosopher as he is restaurateur. His conversation is peppered with such comments as: "Here we don't focus on the bottom line; we concentrate on everything else, and the bottom line takes...
Medical Savings Accounts?: A Good Option for Consumers
The financial burden of taxes, interest rates and government regulations have only accelerated the high cost of living in America and made it tougher for average, middle-class families to pay their bills - whether they be mortgage payments, car loans,...
Medical Savings Accounts?: A Poison for Health Care
Why not encourage businesses and individuals to buy less costly high-deductible health insurance policies, and put their savings on premiums into a tax-free medical savings account that can be tapped to pay routine medical costs?What sounds good in theory...
Mine Games Treasure Hunter Seeks Silver in the Forest as Experts Scoff
Gerald Taylor is talking, but the words are lost in a din of leaves crunching as he fights through heavy brush in a remote area of southern Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest.One of the sticker bushes finally gets him, slashing an inch-long gash on...
Missouri `Names' Fight Back against Lloyd's of London
They were wearing red coats, the men who came to get Karol Glazer.She was waiting in a well-appointed anteroom at 1 Lime Street in London, where she had traveled from her home in Prairie View, Kan. She was seated with her agent, the man who had brought...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
So ERIC CANTONA had the right idea after all.Regular Upon Further Review readers will recall that Cantona, a temperamental English soccer star, earned an eight-game suspension for leaping into the stands to drop-kick a Crystal Palace fan last January.As...
My Mom's as Mother's Day Approaches, Here's a Tribute to Our Other Moms -- with Their Names in Neon and on Hand-Painted Signs, They Run Small Businesses throughout the Area
They still make the ravioli the way Mama used to make them, with fresh vegetables and real eggs, each one hand-rolled and hand-cut in the same building at Macklind and Bischoff avenues where Mama Toscano sold her first ravioli 44 years ago."I can still...
NATO Force Reopens Major Roads, Bridges in Bosnia
NATO's Balkan peacekeeping force has made striking progress in reopening the wrecked roads and rails of war-torn Bosnia and is gradually relinking the ravaged country with the rest of Europe, a leading NATO general said Friday.And 4 1/2 months into the...
NATO Troops Reopening Bosnia's Roads and Rails
NATO's Balkan peacekeeping force has made striking progress in reopening the wrecked roads and rails of war-torn Bosnia and is gradually relinking the ravaged country with the rest of Europe, a leading NATO general said Friday.And 4 1/2 months into the...
New Battles in Liberia Dim Hopes for Talks
Liberia's warring factions, composed largely of teen-agers armed with machine guns, fought furious street battles Saturday, shattering hope that the evacuation of warlord Roosevelt Johnson would move the country toward peace.The violence flared up one...
Newly Arrived Dissident Describes Torture in China
Two days after arriving in the United States, Chinese dissident Liu Gang described on Friday the torture he endured in a Chinese prison, including electric shocks and beatings that broke his arm.But Liu, who told reporters when he met with them that...
New Museum Should Be a Sure Hit
When the new $3 million Slugger Museum opens here in July, it will include an item that puts in perspective the modern era of escalating player salaries and multimillion-dollar endorsements.Bill Williams, executive director of Hillerich & Bradsby, the...
Next Target Goal-Oriented Irwin Has New Challenge: Finish atop Seniors Money List
Hale Irwin looks a bit weary, as well he should. He has just arrived for media day for the Senior PGA Tour Boone Valley Classic at Boone Valley Golf Club. Becky Irwin is helping market the new tournament and, besides being eager to support the event,...
Notes / Calendar
NOTEBOOKMark Tucker, 35, of Kirkwood, a concrete finisher in his first BASS tournament, took third in the BASSmaster Missouri Central Invitational on Lake of the Ozarks April 25-27. He caught 11 bass that weighed 42 pounds, 9 ounces and won $20,000.Takahiro...
On Abortion, Pat Is Ready to Make His Presence Felt
THE REPUBLICANS' simmering feud over abortion may bubble up at the party's state convention in Missouri this month, before boiling over at the national convention in August in San Diego.Commentator Pat Buchanan, who is leading the fight to keep a strongly...
. . . One Giant Squirt for Mankind
JUST WHEN you're starting to lose hope that the younger generation will ever amount to anything; just when you're asking yourself, "Where are the leaders of tomorrow? Where is the next John Kennedy, the next John Wayne, the next John Denver, the next...
Opener Still Game of Note for the Blues
Blues coach Mike Keenan said he took no solace in the fact his team played well in defeat on Friday night. But a 3-2 loss to Detroit in Game 1 of a playoff series was something of a moral victory for the Blues.It proved they could play with the team...