St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 27, 1996

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10 Years Later, Bosox Fans Still Blame Billy Buck
Ten years later, and it is still a fresh wound.A ball rolled through Bill Buckner's legs during Game 6 of the World Series, costing Boston its best chance at a title in what is now 78 years and counting.Surely, after all this time, Red Sox fans would...
$211 Million Proposal for Mu Health Center Gains Board Approval
The University of Missouri plans to invest $211 million over the next four or five years to help beef up its Health Sciences Center in Columbia.About half of the money will be used to expand and remodel buildings, with a new intensive-care unit the biggest-ticket...
79-Yard Td Run with 2:17 Left Lifts No. 6 Vols over No. 7 Tide
Jay Graham broke free for a 79-yard touchdown run with 2 minutes 17 seconds remaining to rally No. 6 Tennessee to a 20-13 victory Saturday over No. 7 Alabama.The rally from 13 points down in the second half gave Tennessee (4-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference)...
A Day on the Mississippi Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996
Once, the river really ran through it, and meant something profound to everyone in St. Louis who lived along or near its banks.Not anymore. Not for a long time.When the Mississippi is behaving itself, most St. Louisans take it for granted. We might drive...
Aids Prevention and Education Are Focus of Agency
The old dictum equating an "ounce of prevention" with a "pound of cure" goes double for a devastating disease such as AIDS."Prevention and educating people about prevention is what St. Louis Effort for AIDS is all about," said Jean Cavender, director...
Air Force General Urged Invasion of Cuba in '62 Soviet Missiles Challenged Kennedy to Act
At the height of the Cuban missile stand-off, one of President John F. Kennedy's top military commanders warned him that failing to invade the island would be like backing down to Hitler's initial demands in Europe.Kennedy had to decide what to do about...
Airline Perks Help Business Perk Up
WILL IT BE a scalp massage, a shoeshine and a suit press, or a round of executive golf at terminal three? These are the questions business flyers struggle with in deciding which airline to choose."Everybody wants the business traveler, so everybody is...
Allentown's Tab: `Real Guide to Weekend'
A SATURDAY tab sure plays well in Allentown, Pa., where the city's newspaper also serves the Bethlehem area and the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania, north of Philadelphia.Twenty years ago, the Morning Call of Allentown (current daily circulati...
Al Salvi vs. Dick Durbin
Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Al Salvi and Democrat Dick Durbin, debated Oct. 17 at Principia College, Elsah. Here are condensed excerpts.Question for Durbin: Salvi says you are a classic tax-and-spend liberal and have never voted no on...
A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF MISSED OPPORTUNITIES Series: CAMPAIGN '96 - ISSUES POLITICS Last in a Series
AFTER SENDING OUT some 700 resumes, unemployed manager Brian Moore of Wildwood finally got a job.His new position - shop coordinator for a Maplewood mechanical contractor - marks a dramatic improvement for Moore since the Post-Dispatch featured his plight...
A Real Bronx Cheer Torre, Yanks Take Series with 3-2 Win over Braves
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre was talking before Saturday night's sixth game of the World Series about his "out-of-body" experience.Torre was referring to the twin emotional highs of his brother receiving a heart transplant and his first World Series...
At the Movies
NEWThe Associate (PG-13; 1:48): Whoopi Goldberg, in her usual underdog role, outsmarts the male pigs of Wall Street in a manipulative feel-good comedy that's simplistic but likable and funny, mainly because of the star and Dianne Wiest, as usual a terrific...
Backup Goalies Sparkle as Wings, 'Hawks Tie
Backup goaltenders Jimmy Waite of Chicago and Kevin Hodson of Detroit shined Friday night in their first starts of the season as the Blackhawks and the Red Wings skated to a 2-2 tie in Detroit.Waite, recalled from Indianapolis earlier Friday, stopped...
Backup QB Comes through as Colorado Beats Texas
John Hessler replaced injured Koy Detmer and engineered two second-half scoring drives, and safety Steve Rosga made a key interception with 1 minute 35 seconds left, allowing No. 8 Colorado to hold off Texas 28-24 on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.The Buffaloes...
Battered Bears Back at Metrodome
The last time the Chicago Bears saw the Metrodome they were walking away from it 6-2 after their victory over the Minnesota Vikings on the night before Halloween last season.Almost nothing has gone right for the Bears since.They won just three games...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Deep End of the Ocean" by Jacquelyn Mitchard 2. "Desperation" by Stephen King 3. "The Laws of Our Father" by Scott Turow 4. "Executive Orders" by Tom Clancy 5. "My...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUISKWMU Fund Drive Raises $166,698 In Pledges Public radio station KWMU 90.7 FM raised $166,698 in pledges from 1,735 listeners and 25 St. Louis area businesses during its fall fund-raising drive. od The campaign lasted Oct. 18-25. KWMU...
Briefs
NATIONGENERAL MOTORSUAW Talks Recess Without Accord Negotiators for General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union did not reach an agreement Saturday and recessed their talks until Sunday morning. They face a Sunday night strike deadline. They...
Briefs
NATIONGENERAL MOTORSSides Talk As Strike Deadline Looms Negotiators for General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union were back at the bargaining table Saturday trying to reach a new national contract before a Sunday night strike deadline. Bargainers,...
Buckeyes Cash in on Iowa Errors
Stanley Jackson threw two touchdown passes and Damon Moore intercepted three passes as No. 2 Ohio State built a big lead and then hung on to defeat No. 20 Iowa 38-26 on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.The Buckeyes (7-0 overall, 4-0 in the Big Ten) spotted...
Bulls Set for Another Run at NBA Championship
They spent the summer as the Sitting Bulls.Everyone else went out and spent megamillions trying to catch up with the NBA champions. The Lakers got Shaquille O'Neal, the Rockets got Charles Barkley, the Knicks got Larry Johnson, the Sonics got - well,...
California Tries to Halt Blowout Games
The Flash soccer team was leading 6-0 late in the game and they were feeling the pressure.Not to score. To let the other team score."I told all of our defenders to just stand around and not do anything," recalled former Flash coach Jan Marah. "It still...
Calling All Bidders: Bonne Chance Auction Coming Up
THE BONNE CHANCE Auction at Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School is one of the heaviest of hitters in the school auction league.It consistently offers fine antiques, handcrafted specialties and items mere money can't buy.This year's auction is set for Saturday,...
Canada Tightens Belt, Rewrites Social Contract as Deficit Deepens
Kinder, gentler Canada used to allow high school dropouts onto the public dole, let workers quit their jobs at will and collect unemployment, and give senior citizens an extra few thousand dollars a year regardless of their income or wealth.It became...
Canadiens Finally Defeat Flyers
Saku Koivu and Stephane Richer had two goals apiece as the Montreal Canadiens ended a drought of nearly two years against Philadelphia by beating the Flyers 6-5 Saturday night in Montreal.The Flyers, still without injured all-star center Eric Lindros,...
Capitals' Burst Does in Blues
On the first of only three Saturday night home dates this season, the Blues did little to rekindle 30 years of memories.They blew a 4-1 lead midway through the first period, allowing five consecutive goals over the next 28 minutes en route to a 6-4 loss...
Caught in a Clause `We May Look Stupid, but That Does Not Mean We Are Stupid'
1993St. Louis sells a warehouse building to Intra Corp.Price: $5,000 1993-96 Rats scurry around the building as owners allow it to fall into disrepair. 1996 Clause may force city to buy it back at market value. Price: $116,000 The city of St. Louis may...
Chorus Thumbnails
ST. Louis Sings offers the rare opportunity to hear and compare the major choral ensembles of St. Louis in the neutral acoustics of Powell Hall. Those groups, at a glance, include:St. Louis Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Amy Kaiser: At 120 members,...
Civil Rights View from Front Lines Andrew Young Provides Insider's Look at '60S Protests
ANDREW YOUNG has served in a number of significant leadership positions, including ambassador to the United Nations, and mayor of Atlanta. During the early 1970s, he was the first African-American elected to Congress from the state of Georgia since the...
Clinton, Gore Are Top Cynics
About two weeks ago, the Clinton-Gore campaign began running ads on Christian radio stations in 15 states touting the president's support for the anti-gay marriage legislation passed by Congress in August.At the time, the president's press spokesman...
Collectors Have Fun with Old Toys Made of Tin
TIN TOYS have been popular since the middle of the 19th century. Early tin toys were painted by hand, but by the 1890s lithography made it possible to print designs on the metal.Tin toys were made in the United States, as well as in Germany and other...
Computerized Gis Accounting Office Says Pentagon Is Moving Too Fast on Military Gadgetry
Government auditors think the Army is getting a little ahead of itself with its vision of future wars being fought by cybergrunts equipped with video cameras and laptops.The Army has $1.4 billion plans to outfit its infantryman with such gadgetry as...
Cook & Hancock: Best of Enemies
SECRETARY OF STATE Bekki Cook and Republican challenger John Hancock are locked in a fund-raising frenzy.One night, it's a Hancock event at the Hunter Farms estate in west St. Louis County. The next night, Cook holds court at McGurk's bar and grill in...
Cosmetics Firms Told to Get Grip on Trends
Cosmetics companies believe they are in the business of creating style, but a retail consultant says they are digging their own graves by not paying attention to what consumers really want."New season cosmetics color statements are no longer relevant...
Costas Marvels at Buck's Progression
Tim Raines strolled into the batter's box to open Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday, and Joe Buck jumped past Bob Costas.Raines takes a "deep breath, and away we go," Buck told the Fox television network audience. He just as easily could have been...
Credits/acknowledgments
I've tried to understand why I love the riverI 've tried to understand why I love to singSeems like if I could understand the river Maybe I could understand most anything I wonder why the time goes by so fast When the trip is slow Headin' down out of...
Cross Purposes: Church, Park Officials at Odds
It's 10 a.m. on a warm Sunday in October. Members of a small Bible church gather in a secluded area at a state park. It's a weekly ritual for the church without walls.Surrounded by trees and chirping birds, six couples set up their lawn chairs in a picnic...
Disabled Man Accused in Slaying Says Victim Was Picking on Him
Marcelo "Heavy" Gonzalez, a 300-pound, 6-foot-2 hulk sowed terror with ease in his neighborhood, dealing drugs and robbing people for years. Often, he picked on Jesus "Churito" Velazquez, a 67-year-old man with artificial legs and a $546 monthly disability...
Dole Kicks off Final Drive for California Leads Chant against Clinton: `It's Time to Go'
A feisty Bob Dole likened this year's presidential stakes to World War II and led thousands Saturday in taunting President Bill Clinton: "It's time to go! It's time to go!"Clinton returned to the White House after six days of campaigning to give his...
Downing B. Jenks, 81; Retired Executive for Missouri Pacific
Downing B. Jenks, a top executive of the old Missouri Pacific Railroad, died early Saturday (Oct. 26, 1996) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield after a long illness. He was 81 and lived in Ladue.After joining Missouri Pacific as president and chief...
Dramatic Victory for Angels
Julie Bokermann and Katarina Stastny of St. Joseph's Academy ended the Missouri Class 4A girls tennis tournament in dramatic fashion Saturday.The Angels' doubles team survived seven match points to defeat a team from Columbia Rock Bridge in three sets...
Durbin for the Senate
Illinois voters have the chance to elect an honest, independent, effective politician on Nov. 5 - Richard J. Durbin, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. Voters couldn't find a more suitable person to fill the shoes of retiring Sen. Paul Simon.Mr....
Elections Fade, Grudges Live On
The presidential polls late last week read as follows: Clinton up 22 points in CBS-New York Times; up 19 in CNN-USA Today; up 17 in NBC-Wall Street Journal; up 13 in ABC; up 11 in Reuters.It's getting close to the time when candidates all across the...
Euro Debate over New Crops Nations Leery of Biotech
They don't have the sex appeal of automobiles or the charm of consumer electronics, but America's crops are being served up as the next possible flashpoint with our trading partners.Right now, "trade war" might be too strong a term for actions by Europ...
Even in Defeat, Weaver Worthy of Big Hand after Playing with Cut
Quarterback Scott Weaver might play more successful games in the remainder of his career at Illinois, but the senior is not likely to play a more admirable one.Weaver completed 20 of 28 passes for 201 yards in a 27-24 loss to Northwestern on Saturday....
Exposed Baby Overcomes Group B Streptococcus
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have 4-month-old twins, a boy and a girl. At three weeks, the girl was found to have Group B strep. A spinal tap for meningitis was negative. I was told she would have no problems in spite of the strep germ. The literature I found...
`Ez Streets': Hard, but Worth It
BAD is good, good is bad and nothing is easy in "EZ Streets" (8 tonight on Channel 4), a fascinating and challenging new drama series from Paul Haggis, creator of the quirky "Due South.""EZ Streets," as dark as "Due South" was bright, tells the parallel...
FBI Chief Is Firm: He'll Stay on Job Rumors `Are Simply Not True,' He Declares
FBI Director Louis Freeh, battered by a cross fire of partisan politics and widely rumored to be planning to resign, has sent a memorandum to bureau employees assuring them he intends to remain as director.In the memo, Freeh said media reports and recurring...
FBI Plays Down Luggage Inquiry Crash Investigators Seeking Identities
Relatives of passengers killed in the crash of TWA Flight 800 were questioned by FBI agents and shown photographs of an unidentified camel-colored bag found near the epicenter of the explosion.But law enforcement officials played down on Saturday the...
Festival Features 12 Days of Film 'Shine' Will Highlight 5th Annual Showings
`SHINE," the extraordinary Australian feature based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, will open the fifth annual St. Louis Film Festival Friday at the St. Louis Art Museum. Actress Lynn Redgrave, one of the stars of "Shine," will introduce the film."Shine"...
Former Celtic Cowens Knows Boston's Love
Across the crowded hotel lobby where the Charlotte Hornets are checking in, a small, framed picture of their new coach looks back at patrons of Champions sports bar.A few miles away, in the shadows of the elevated train tracks that used to wrap around...
For Rudd, Pit Stops Were Really the Pits
Ricky Rudd had a car that would run until the wheels fell off Sunday at North Carolina Motor Speedway.Fortunately, the wheels didn't fall off - no thanks to his pit crew - and Rudd won the AC-Delco 400.For whatever reason, Rudd's crew looked like the...
Frequent-Flier Miles Harder to Use
FREQUENT-FLIER MILES used to be a traveler's dream. You could rack them up and fly anywhere in the world for free, often at a moment's notice.Now more people than ever are earning free tickets - some without ever setting foot on an airplane - and it's...
Fuhr Comeback Again Probably Second Best
Last season, Blues goalie Grant Fuhr finished a distant second to Calgary's Gary Roberts in the voting for the Masterton Trophy.Roberts' inspiring comeback from a severe shoulder injury proved more compelling to the Professional Hockey Writers' Association...
Gaelic May Be Making Comeback in Ireland, in Manner of Speaking
From before the time of Christ until about 150 years ago, the language of Ireland was Gaelic, an Indo-European tongue that can sound by turns as harsh as the Atlantic winds whipping the western coast or as gentle as mist settling on the rocky countryside.But...
Girl Stabbed in Head Dies of Her Injuries Mother Has Been Charged in Knife Attack
Two-year-old Toni Ray Lucas, who clung to life for three days after being stabbed in the head by her mother, died Saturday evening, authorities confirmed.The girl, from Granite City, had been in unstable, critical condition at Cardinal Glennon Children's...
Goalies' Delight: Oakville, St. Mary's Play to 0-0 Draw
With two of the area's better goalkeepers in the nets, the scoreless draw between Oakville and St. Mary's Saturday night was no real surprise.Marty Zambo of Oakville and St. Mary's Bryan Kozeny had the shutouts as neither team found the net in 80 minutes...
Good Timing: Radio Signal Could Keep Clocks Nationwide Perfectly Set
Did daylight-saving time end before you knew it? Did you put a sticky note on your bedside radio reminding you to set the clock back one hour by 2 a.m. Sunday?Not to worry. Soon "falling back" and "springing forward" one hour could be outdated adages.The...
Greenville Trounces Principia for 2nd Win of Season
Tim Jones scored two touchdowns in leading Greenville to a 16-2 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Principia on Saturday in Greenville, Ill.All the scoring occurred in the third quarter. Principia (0-7 overall, 0-3 SLIAC) took...
Halloween and Those Itty-Bitty Bars
I LOVE HALLOWEEN. It reminds me of my happy childhood days as a student at Wampus Elementary School in Armonk, N.Y., when we youngsters used to celebrate Halloween by making decorations out of construction paper and that white paste that you could eat.This...
Hepatitis a Outbreak Baffles Health Experts Stubborn Disease Grabs CDC Attention
The epidemic has been sweeping steadily eastward for several years. No one knows why.Last week's hepatitis A outbreak in St. Louis County was only its most recent appearance. There will likely be others.Cases of the highly contagious liver disease more...
Hockey Still Searching for a Black Hero
Hockey is still searching for a black hero.A diversity-minded National Hockey League waits with open arms. It wants a player with an aura like golfer Tiger Woods. It wants to introduce more blacks to the game and more minorities in general. Yet the track...
Honor Student Suspended for Steak Knife in Lunchbox
Eleven-year-old Charlotte Kirk thought she was doing a good thing by helping her mother pack her lunch. The sixth-grader included a steak knife in her lunch box so she could cut up her chicken.But after asking a teacher if she could use the knife, Charlotte...
Hoog Leads Smsu Past Illinois State
Jeremy Hoog passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns, leading Southwest Missouri State to a 24-13 victory over Illinois State in Normal, Ill.Hoog was 19 of 36 passing, with one interception, in the Gateway Conference game on Saturday.Hoog connected with...
Hotels in Britain May Not Quote Value Added Tax
LONDON lodgers, beware.Despite government efforts to keep room-rate quotations uniform, scores of hoteliers are playing games in the way they quote prices - games that could easily boost an unaware traveler's expenses by more than $20 a day.Taxes are...
Hot Soup Wrong Rx for Cigar's Last Race
Cigar was upset by Alphabet Soup in the Breeders' Cup Classic, probably ending his marvelous career on the same track where another superstar, Secretariat, ran his last race 23 years ago."He can't go on forever," said Cigar's owner, Allen Paulson.Cigar...
Hunters Now Seeing Effect of Wet Spring
The cool, wet spring of 1996 was a bummer in ways still being counted. The latest victims are upland hunters who are looking at bird and rabbit populations no better than mediocre and maybe worse.Quail were especially hard hit, and since bobwhite populations...
Illini Latest to Fall into a Purple Haze 27-24
A mid-season match between Northwestern and Illinois was billed as a Chicago street fight, an atom-split between Illinois' two major college football programs, a heated mishmash of purple and orange.It was all of those things . . . and more. For all...
In Short, Stories That Make Time Gallant Collection Is Really Too Much of a Good Thing
FIRST OFF, let me say that I think 887 pages of short stories under one cover is too much of a good thing, even if that good thing is by one of the best short-story writers around. Mavis Gallant is certainly one of the best, and most of the stories collected...
Internet Is Putting Quackery on Line, U.S. Agency Warns FDA Considers Regulations for Cyberspace
Medical quackery has infected the Internet, and suffering surfers should be on guard, the federal Food and Drug Administration warns.The Internet not only gives access to the reports published in top medical journals but also includes sites that make...
Intimations on Immortality Book Puts Fascination with Angels in Context
AS the turn of the millennium approaches, literary and religion critic Harold Bloom looks out at religion-mad America and sees a naive passion for angels that ignores their ferocious, terrible side and a fascination with "near-death experiences" that...
Is the Story Real? the Problem Is
IT'S BECOME THE talk of African-Americans.From barber shops to cocktail parties, from soul-food restaurants to black talk-radio programs, a series of articles by the San Jose Mercury News has been on the tongues of black people across the country. St....
Is This the End for M. Poirot?
HERCULE POIROT, Agatha Christie's ultrapolite Belgian sleuth, may or may not be coming to the end of his inquiries.ITV, the company that produces "Mystery!," reportedly wants to introduce other crime-solvers to the long-running public television series.A...
It's Not a Virtue to Drive Parents Crazy
WHAT CAN parents do when their children are their moral superiors?Miss Manners would like to remind parents who are being driven nuts by admonitions from their offspring that everything they do, eat, wear and say is sinful, unhealthy and disgusting,...
Jewell Cleared in Atlanta Bombing but U.S. Attorney Withholds Apology
The Justice Department formally acknowledged Saturday that security guard Richard Jewell was no longer a suspect in the Olympic Games bombing in Atlanta last summer.Jewell had gone from hero to villain in the bombing that caused one death and injuries...
Kahoks Earn First Playoff Berth; Eight Other Area Teams Qualify
For the first time, the Collinsville Kahoks will participate in the high school football postseason.The Kahoks (6-3) will play at 9-0 Lincolnshire (Stevenson) in the first round of the Illinois High School Class 6A playoffs. The day and time will be...
Kirkwood Reaches One Goal by Winning District Title Again
Kirkwood High's girls cross country team endured a heartbreaker last season. Three of its seven runners couldn't finish a sectional race at hilly Sioux Passage Park because of fatigue and illness.After failing to qualify as a team for the state meet,...
Larger Prime Number Discovered
Computer scientists at Silicon Graphics Inc.'s Cray Research division have discovered the world's largest known prime number.The number is 378,632 digits long, roughly 120 single-spaced typewritten pages - and "a rare jewel," said co-discoverer Paul...
La Russa: Cards on Right Road
A day after the National League Championship Series ended, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa piled into his car and drove to California. "Over 2,000 miles, I had plenty of time to think about the ball club," said La Russa.And?"We're in really good position,"...
Lehman Leads by Nine, Closes in on Awards
Unless the wind and rain expected for Sunday's final round at the Tour Championship blows Tom Lehman into Nebraska, the only drama left at Southern Hills is whether Lehman's colleagues will vote him player of the year.Lehman's third consecutive subpar...
Loaded for Bear Hunters and Animal Activists Fighting It out in Seven States
Hunters and animal protection activists are confronting each other in seven states where restrictions on blood sports are on the ballot Nov. 5.The animal-protection activists, the force behind this year's record number of initiatives, say they merely...
Lucky 7th Only So-So for Cards since '68 Series
Observations of a gaffer who has his own odds and end zones:Just think, one sixth-game swing, in which Ron Gant narrowly missed getting it all for another probable game-winning home run, and the National's League Championship Series wouldn't have gone...
Marketers Buying in to Monstrous Success of Goosebumps Books
Imagine a quiet bookstore in a small town. It could be anywhere in the United States.Business is good in the children's department - parents and kids are buying plenty of old and new classics. Suddenly, a series of books rises up, takes over and becomes...
Mckinley: Summit of Guided Adventuring
SHOULD GRATEFUL adventure travelers ever dedicate a monument to their guides, the best choice for the honor would be those working Mount McKinley in Alaska.North America's 20,120-foot high point, assaulted every spring by more than 1,000 climbers, represents...
Mending Mazda: Scottish Boss in Japanese Spotlight
A lanky, mustachioed Westerner is attracting as much attention in Hiroshima these days as the landmark A-Bomb Dome, the gutted hall that stands as a painful reminder of the 1945 atomic bombing.After four months on the job, Henry Wallace, the new president...
Metro High Principal Drives Home Principles
ONE DAY LAST YEAR, Betty Wheeler found herself between four street punks and three of her students who'd just left Metro High. Angry words were exchanged, then one of the bullies reached around Wheeler to hit one of the Metro students. Big mistake.Wheeler...
Mind Games Should Art Made by the Mentally Ill Stand on Its Own . . . . . . or Should the Artist's Baggage Be Considered Relevant?
JOHANN FISCHER'S drawings, on display at Webster University's Hunt Gallery as part of "The Artists From Gugging" exhibition, are as frustrating as they are fascinating.A bizarre combination of annotated text, floating heads, plump geese and costumed...
Missouri School Boards Want New Rules for Tifs
Missouri's school board members on Saturday called for restrictions on tax increment financing (TIF) plans and opposed any attempt to repeal Gov. Mel Carnahan's $310 million tax increase for education.About 3,000 members of the Missouri School Boards...
`Miss Saigon' the Best Kind of Theater `Madam Butterfly' Tries on Vietnam for a Bitter, Brawny Vitality
By the time the curtain comes down on the last scene of "Miss Saigon," you know you've been to the theater.You have laughed, and you have cried. You've been dazzled by special effects and touched by the innocence of children.Your block has been busted....
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Upon Further Review has been a tenacious chronicler of poor sportsmanship over the years, so this staff is seldom dumbfounded by anything that comes over the transom.But the antics of St. Pius High School football player MIKE CITO in Albuquerque, N.M.,...
Murder Suspect Kelly Mcginnis Getting Hero Status with Some
The "McGinnis for President" message, once in bright orange spray paint, has been painted over on the girders of an overpass on old Route 40.But the white letters on the two restrooms at Vandalia Lake still proclaim "McGinnis 4 Prez, '96," and "Run Kelly...
New York Fans Set for Rematch
Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta was fairly quiet at 8:30 Friday morning. A few taxis weaved through easily moving traffic on the narrow main street. Briefcase-toting workers, en route to this boom town's new glass skyscrapers, walked silently past...
NFL Head to Head
49ers (5-2) at Oilers (5-2)Kickoff: NoonLine: 59ers by 5 Road games rarely faze the 49ers, whose best effort this season may have been the Monday night loss two weeks ago in Green Bay, a far more difficult environment than the Astrodome. Both Steve...
Nike Gateway Classic Moving to Mo. Bluffs
The Nike Gateway Classic, which has been held at Lake Forest Country Club during its first three years, is moving to the Missouri Bluffs for 1997.The tournament, scheduled for July 14, is being moved my "mutual consent," said Randy Burkhart, a Lake Forest...
No New Frontier in Japan
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto won Japan's parliamentary elections last Sunday. Even more important, his party, the Liberal Democrats, which ruled Japan for 38 years before being thrust out of power by scandal in 1993, is back on top.The LDP finished...
Old Mckinley High Reunites Graduates to Recall Old Times
Nearly 300 graduates of the old McKinley High School are being reunited here this weekend as the "one big happy family" they were 25-to-30-plus years ago.Mike Pomirko, 44, and Jim Selby, 46, met again while registering Saturday at the Radisson-Airport...
Once a Colt . . . Baltimore NFL Fans Aren't Quite Raven Maniacs Yet
Ladies and gentlemen, we present your Baltimore . . . Ravens."As with everything else," said David Modell, the Ravens' executive vice president, "when you get a new neighbor it takes a little more than six months to get to know the entire family."Ladies...
One Contest Democrats Are Desperate to Win
FOUR YEARS AFTER sending Carol Moseley-Braun to the U.S. Senate as its first black woman - to join Illinois' nationally noted liberal Sen. Paul Simon - the state's voters are threatening a political turnaround.Al Salvi, a Christian conservative who was...
Ot Is OK as Tigers Win 35-28 Missouri Holds off Final Scoring Effort by Oklahoma State
Although Larry Smith claims to have been coaching football for "about a hundred-thousand years," he nonetheless experienced a first Saturday.Smith never had been involved in a game that went into overtime. But that's where his Missouri Tigers found themselves...
Outdoors Notes and Calendar
NOTEBOOKThe Benchrest Rifle Club, near Wright City, is holding deer rifle sight-in days for the public 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9. Call 441-4231.A copy of a pamphlet containing information on goose hunting in Southern Illinois, including clubs, guides, motels,...