St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 26, 1995

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3 Attacks in Japan Used Same Toxins Secret Underground Bunker Is Found at Site Used by `Supreme Truth' Cult
Police have evidence that may link the Aum Shinri Kyo cult to the poisonous gas attack on Tokyo's subway system, the Kyodo News Agency reported Sunday.The news agency said police had found that the combination of chemicals in the nerve gas sarin used...
A Better Way for Vo-Tech Students
The proposal to take vocational-technical education out of the Special School District of St. Louis County and create a city-county district to give students job training is long overdue. From the start of Special District in 1957, combining the vo-tech...
A Box of Oscars It Looks as of `Forrest Gump' Will Scoop Up an Armload of Hardware at the Academy Awards
COUPLE OF weeks ago, at the annual awards ceremonies of the Directors Guild of America, Steven Spielberg was handed an envelope, peeked into it and then smiled at Robert Zemeckis, who was seated in the audience."I've got a box of chocolates for you,...
Achieving Justice Can Sometimes Be a Shot in the Dark
ANDRE TOLEN, better known by his gang name of F-Dog, is one of the young men who make our cities nearly unlivable. He's a member of the 6-Deuce East Coast Crip gang. Although he turned 21 only a couple of months ago, he has been arrested dozens of times.The...
A Colossal Mistake on Welfare
House Republicans claim their vote to roll back six decades of federal support programs for the needy, particularly children, will empower the poor. Instead, it will empower states to do less for the needy. The GOP welfare overhaul, approved by the...
After 5 Years, Mystery Still Frames Art Theft but Museum Thieves Can Deal Now, FBI Says
Painted into a corner by two mysterious thieves who pulled off America's greatest art heist, the FBI now is ready to deal.The statute of limitations has expired for the 1990 theft from the Gardner Museum in Boston. The $1 million reward remains unclaimed....
A Good-Faith Effort on Desegregation
Last month, Missouri may have reached a historic turning point in the Kansas City desegregation case. Through out-of-court negotiations, the state secured, for the first time ever, a reduction in desegregation spending. Furthermore, the plaintiffs and...
All American Game Year-by-Year Highlights
Through the years with the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game: 1978: McDonald's sees the potential for a national game when, in '77, it names an all-star team to compete against a team from the Washington, D.C., area. On the '77...
A Narrow Path for Single Moms
The Monday morning TV segment ended with a dismally familiar question: Can women have it all? The subject was again Marcia Clark, the woman whose work hours and custody dispute have received more attention these last weeks than anything except O.J. Simpson's...
Another Key to Fighting Heart Attacks, Stroke
Eat your spinach.And your broccoli.Have seconds.Have fifths.After all, five servings of fruits and vegetables every day may provide protection from heart attack and stroke. And researchers at Tufts University in Boston may have found out another reason...
A Plea to Get Guns out of Children's Hands
Dear Ann Landers: Somehow we have got to stop our young kids from killing people and enjoying it. I'm talking about gangs.A while back, I saw a program on national TV in which gang leaders were bragging to the whole country about how many people they...
A Puzzler: Mu's Stewart Put Pieces Together
They could have creeped through this season, as green and squeamish as they figured to be. Eight seniors, the Missouri Tigers had lost from their marvelous 1993-94 season. Scrubbed, too, was the injured Kelly Thames, the Big Eight Conference freshman...
Art Exhibit to Focus on St. Louis Building
The Continental Building, the derelict but dominant art deco structure on the Midtown skyline, will be the subject of an art exhibition in May at a Manhattan studio.Michael Merchant, a New York City-based artist fascinated with the Continental since...
Assisted Living Opening Doors for the Elderly Popular Concept Offers Alternative to Nursing Homes
A year ago, Henrietta Hofmann, 82, began battling throat cancer.At first she thought her illness would force her into a nursing home. She can no longer swallow and feeds herself through a stomach tube.Assisted living - the trade name for a package of...
A Trip to Reelfoot Means Big and Plentiful Fish
If you fail to bring home 100 or more bluegill or crappie from a guided fishing trip on Reelfoot Lake, the guide will clean and cook whatever you do catch.Well, that's not really true, but on this old lake, the standard for what is considered a good...
Back to Their Roots . . . Grass Roots
ON the Tragically Hip's 1993 CD, "Fully Completely," the cover art featured a collage of photos that looked like an odd, twisted puzzle. It was an ironic image for a band that, while hugely successful in its homeland of Canada and in parts of Europe,...
Barber Dances Labor Limbo
Stuck somewhere in the middle of this baseball nonsense are the players on the 40-man rosters who weren't going to be in the big leagues anyway at the start of the season. They were in the minors last season when the strike was called and they would...
Bella Villa Sets Its Sights on Big Expansion
The city of Bella Villa will take steps this week to annex land that would swell its population from just over 700 to more than 14,000.One of the smallest communities in population and in size, at less than 1 square mile, Bella Villa would be taking...
Big Three Hope People Will Go Plum Crazy for Purple
Three years ago, the hot new color on the road was teal, a bluish-green. Then teal yellowed, becoming a truer green, whether a silvery fern, a grassy emerald or a darker shade of hunter.By the end of 1994 green had displaced white as the top-selling...
Binchy Writes More Than Just a Romance or Mystery
THE GLASS LAKE By Maeve Binchy 584 pages, Delacorte, $23.95</P><P>MAEVE BINCHY'S fattest book in years is also her most successful - as satisfying as a cup of strong tea and a chat in front of a twig fire with, say, a hermit nun, or...
Black Legislators Want Unity, Power for Caucus
TRADITION DICTATED that he observe quietly, but on opening day of the legislative session, freshman lawmaker Lloyd Daniel sent a loud signal to senior Democrats and Black Caucus members alike.When representatives cast a test vote on whether to re-elect...
Bondra Lifts Caps to Tie
Peter Bondra scored the tying goal with 10.9 seconds left in regulation time Saturday, giving the host Washington Capitals a 2-2 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup between the National Hockey League's two hottest teams.The Capitals had pulled...
Booth Truth: Missouri Dentist May Help Examine Remains in Assassin's Grave
The director of dental services for the Missouri Department of Corrections will have the chance this spring to help answer a nagging question in American history.Through the years, questions have been raised about the true identity of the body buried...
Branson Has Date with a Belle Showboat to Cruise Table Rock Lake
Branson is getting its own floating palace - but not for gambling.Kenny Rogers and Silver Dollar City Inc., a Branson amusement park, are partners in the $14 million Showboat Branson Belle, which will be christened April 13.The Belle will offer two-hour...
Briefs
WORLD RUSSIA Yeltsin Orders Destruction Of Chemical Arms Stockpile</P><P>President Boris Yeltsin on Saturday ordered the destruction of Russia's 40,000-ton chemical weapons stockpile, believed to be the largest in the world. The program...
Briefs
WORLD RUSSIA Yeltsin Issues Order To Destroy 40,000-Ton Arms Stockpile</P><P>President Boris Yeltsin ordered on Saturday the destruction of Russia's 40,000-ton chemical weapons stockpile, believed to be the largest in the world.</P><P>Russia...
Cards' Barber Pitches Virtues of Union Shop
Stuck somewhere in the middle of this baseball nonsense are the players on the 40-man rosters who weren't going to be in the big leagues anyway at the start of the season. They were in the minors last season when the strike was called and they would...
Cards' Barber Pitches Virtues of Union Shop
Stuck somewhere in the middle of this baseball nonsense are the players on the 40-man rosters who weren't going to be in the big leagues anyway at the start of the season. They were in the minors last season when the strike was called and they would...
Car Rental Agency Penalizes No-Shows
AIRLINES AND HOTELS have long had policies that penalized some no-shows.Now the rental-car industry may be following suit, led by National Car Rental System, which has announced that it would begin charging some renters who make last-minute changes...
Celts off Guard in Lewis Controversy
They raised Reggie Lewis' number to the rafters Wednesday night. They put him up there with Ramsey, the Cooz, Russell, Hondo, Satch, Larry and the rest. Celtic No. 35 flaps in the dusty clouds of our hardwood heaven.As the flag was raised, master of...
City Transfer Students Voice Concerns on Busing
Shaun Strawder, 6, and Kim Lawrence, 18, spend more than two hours each day just getting back and forth to school.The city students are bused to the Rockwood School District in west St. Louis County as part of the voluntary desegregation transfer program.On...
Classic Gives Class to USA Network `My Antonia' Is Tops in a Dickens of a Week
WHAT the Dickens is happening? The big screen is jammed with movies that sound like made-for-TV fare ("Losing Isaiah," to name one), while the small screen dips into literature for lavish adaptations of two Charles Dickens novels and a glorious new version...
Clients Should Consider Their Attire, Too
NOT ONLY do lawyers carefully consider what they wear in a courtroom, they also are concerned with the attire of their clients."I want them to wear something that they feel comfortable in that looks neat and clean and shows respect for the court and...
Connecticut Rallies to Final Four
Kara Wolters scored 18 points and had one of Connecticut's three key blocks down the stretch as the Huskies beat Virginia 67-63 Saturday in the NCAA East Regional final in Storrs, Conn.The Huskies (33-0) blew a 19-point first-half lead and trailed 44-37...
Connecticut Rallies to Final Four
Kara Wolters scored 18 points and had one of Connecticut's three key blocks down the stretch as the Huskies beat Virginia 67-63 Saturday in the NCAA East Regional final.The Huskies (33-0) blew a 19-point first-half lead and trailed 44-37 at the half...
Couples Hopes His Back Will Bounce Back
Fred Couples is faced with the same dilemma facing many golfers with back problems. Overdo it and they can't play because they ache too much. Rest too much and they risk re-injury from lack of conditioning. Beating balls on the range is almost out of...
Defenders of Affirmative Action Rely on Emotion, Not Logic
One of the many painful signs of the deterioration of American education is that more and more people seem incapable of using logic, or even of being aware of what logic is. This makes them easy prey to demagogues - and to their own emotions.A recent...
Denver's New Park Has Mountain Views, a Microbrewery
Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies' $215.5 million ballpark, is tucked neatly in Denver's historic lower downtown district like a fresh baseball in a seasoned mitt.When the Rockies meet the New York Yankees on March 31 in the first of two exhibition games,...
Desperately Seeking Donations for Gop Hopefuls, Money Means Exposure Now, Votes and Delegates Later
LATER THEY'LL SEEK the hearts of Missourians. First, they need some money.When Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas alights in St. Louis on Friday, he will play out a scene that will repeat itself in the coming year: Republican candidates stopping in to raise money...
Despite Dropped Baton in 1,600, U.S. Team Picks Up 400 Medals
If not for a dropped baton, the United States might have won its 400th medal a little sooner at the Pan Am Games.No matter. The Americans earned No. 400 Saturday when wrestler Zeke Jones, a former world champion and 1992 Olympic silver medalist, took...
Ex-Champion Tyson Comes out Praying
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, known for his ferocity, got down on his knees and prayed to Allah on Saturday. It was his first act in a journey that could restore his title and his fortune.Tyson, released from prison after serving...
Ex-Champion Tyson Comes out Praying after 3 Years in Prison
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, known for his ferocity, got down on his knees and prayed to Allah on Saturday. It was his first act in a journey that could restore his title and his fortune.Tyson, released from prison after serving...
Fab 5
Ah, spring break.Think Fort Lauder-dale. Think "Where the Boys Are."Think Connie Francis, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux...Think again.According to Karen McCarty of Maritz Travel Co. at Washington University, Fort Lauderdale no longer tops the list...
Fed Should Stick to Fighting Inflation
To put it bluntly, Alan Greenspan is living a lie.Twice a year, in February and July, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board goes to Capitol Hill and makes a detailed report on monetary policy, including testimony on how the Fed is helping the economy...
Fired Farm Official Settles His Lawsuit Federal Government Agrees to Pay $150,000
A former farm agency official who spent about $60,000 battling the government over his firing has settled the case for more than twice that amount.Bob Krueger went to court over his firing in 1986 as director of the Audrain County office of the Agriculture...
Fliers Rush to Cash in Miles Rule Changes Spark Run on Free Flights
Hoping to trade your frequent flier miles for a trip to Honolulu this summer?You might want to consider Hartford instead.U.S. airlines have changed their mileage requirements for frequent-flier awards, so people rushing to cash in their miles have filled...
Folkl Helps Send Stanford to Final 4
Kristin Folkl, a freshman from St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis, made her first start for Stanford and helped spark the Cardinal past Purdue 69-58 Saturday night in the West Regional title game in Los Angeles.Folkl hit a key 3-pointer that put her...
For Constitutional Amendment No. 1
Voters across Missouri can be forgiven if they nod off while reading the text of Constitutional Amendment No. 1, which will be on the April 4 ballot. Though a jumble of legalese, Constitutional Amendment No. 1 is an attempt to restore order to the legal...
Foreign Aid Is Falling from Favor Ashcroft Exemplifies the New Skepticism
In suburban Denver, the local congressman says he can't go to a Kiwanis lunch without someone claiming that the backs of U.S. highway signs have been secretly encoded to prepare the way for a U.N. takeover.In Washington, Congress is making mincemeat...
Foreign Aid Losing Friends Fast on Home Front
In suburban Denver, the local congressman says he can't go to a Kiwanis lunch without someone claiming that the backs of U.S. highway signs have been secretly encoded to prepare the way for a U.N. takeover.In Washington, Congress is making mincemeat...
Foreign Policy Fig Leaves
The accommodationists in charge of Clinton foreign policy put on a show of internal agonizing about whether to celebrate the golden anniversary of V-E Day in Moscow.A visit by a U.S. president is eagerly sought by foreign leaders. President Richard Nixon...
For Hungry People Everywhere, Go Ahead and Eat
MICHAEL JACOBSON sounded genuinely puzzled and a little hurt."It surprises me how the media attacks us for our work," he said the other day. "All we do is provide information for people to make smart decisions about their health."For more than 20 years,...
Fox Fans Go `Hog Wild' for Hank Jr
While some folks attain legendary status by quirk of fate, or by the machinations of the music industry, Hank Williams Jr. seems to have the stuff of legend in his genes.In a nearly two-hour performance, he showed that even natural-born legends have...
France Acting to Keep Island an Island
France plans a $110 million program to prevent one of the country's most popular tourist attractions, the island of Mont St. Michel, from becoming a permanent part of the mainland.The rocky islet 1.2 miles off Brittany, which is visited by 3.3 million...
Gifford Debuts Wal-Mart Line
IF THEY could see her now!The debut of her own clothing collection is the one thing other than a gospel performance that could bring Kathie Lee Gifford here.But the only ones who saw the red-haired morning talk-show hostess during her visit were Wal-Mart...
Gop Claiming Key Wins for Contract but Snags in Plans for Tax Cuts, Term Limits Dampen Spirit of Victory
REPUBLICANS CLAIMED victories for two key components of their Contract with America when the House passed a sweeping overhaul of the welfare system and the Senate approved a presidential line item veto to give the chief executive unprecedented power...
Gridiron Grins: Gingrich Scores as God and Dole as Erstwhile Darth Vader
The script of Saturday's annual Gridiron Dinner was the stuff of partisan political dreams:- The descent of God Almighty, robes flowing, in the form of Newt Gingrich.- Darth Vader as Bob Dole in disguise.- The guillotining of Public Television's Big...
Grim Tale of `Esmeralda' Captures Essence
Old Parisian structures certainly collect strange inhabitants, all of whom go on to theatrical stardom in one form or another. The Phantom lives at the Opera, Napoleon rests under the Arc de Triomphe, Quasimodo rang the bells of Notre Dame - and died...
Heels Coach Is the Dean of Final Four Again
Kentucky had the fans, a swarm of obnoxious blue that multiplied and spread until it surrounded Birmingham. Quick, someone call the National Guard.Kentucky had Rick Pitino, coach of the '90s.Kentucky had the designer uniforms.Kentucky had the game's...
Iraqi Court Sentences Americans to 8 Years 2 Defense Workers Crossed the Border
Two Americans were sentenced Saturday to eight years in prison for straying into Iraq from Kuwait, the U.S. State Department announced in Washington.William Barloon and David Daliberti were tried and convicted Saturday for illegally entering Iraq, the...
Irish Evening Did Paddy Proud
SURE'N IT wouldn't have been St. Patrick's Day without the leprechauns.Our local leprechaun is the honorable Michael Roarty, who held forth in grand fashion on March 16 at "An Irish Evening" for St. Patrick's Center, a benefit at the Missouri Athletic...
Irony the Norm for This Year's Tpc
Hmmm, what have we here? A $3 million purse. Forty-four of the world's top 50 players. And Greg Norman's great white smile plastered on billboards and posters everywhere.Sounds like one of those World Golf Tour events Norman proposed last fall. Hard...
Itinerant Elik Hopes to Stay for a While at Hotel Keenan
Todd Elik's black Labrador, Tucker, likes to chase hockey pucks."Between practices, I'd go get him and let him run around the ice and chase the pucks," said Elik, the newest member of the new cast of Blues. "He loves it."Tucker goes hard after the puck....
Jones, Johnson Not Talking One Year after the Big Split
One year later, Jerry Jones says he did the right thing by getting rid of Jimmy Johnson. One year later, Johnson says he made the right move by telling Jones he was gone.One year since the strangest 10-day period in Dallas Cowboys' history - in which...
Jordan Puttin' on `Airs' Again - 32 Points, Including Winning Shot
Four games into his comeback, Michael Jordan did what everyone has been waiting for - win a game for the Chicago Bulls.One night after he went seven for 23 in a loss to Orlando, Jordan hit a 16-footer at the buzzer that gave the Bulls to a 99-98 victory...
Jordan Puttin' on the `Airs' Again - 32 Points, Including Winning Shot
Four games into his comeback, Michael Jordan did what everyone has been waiting for - win a game for the Chicago Bulls.One night after he went seven for 23 in a loss to Orlando, Jordan hit a 16-footer at the buzzer that gave the Bulls to a 99-98 victory...
Kicked-Back Furniture Line Invites Sprawling
Designer Alexander Julian showed people around his new furniture collection as if he were welcoming friends into his home."There's nothing here you can't put your feet up on," Julian said. And he did. But not for long. There were new guests to welcome,...
King and Bates Strike Again
"DOLORES CLAIBORNE" Rating: R, violence, language, adult situations. Running time: 2:12.</P><P>THIS IS an unrelentingly gray movie, from its setting on the coast of Maine to its sad characters and their pitiful lives.</P><P>But...
Know Your Antiques
Dear Ralph and Terry: I purchased a bag of fake fruit at a garage sale. It is made of colored beads that are pinned onto plastic balls shaped like bananas, grapes and oranges. Do you know anything about them?Faux fruit has been a favorite in decorating...
Lalique: Collectors' Crystal
EVERY BRIDE and bridegroom should have a laughing angel guarding their love: Cristal Lalique toasting glasses that incorporate the etched and characteristic satin-finish Lalique design with the image of the Laughing Angel who guards the portico of the...
Langer, Pavin Lead Tpc; Greens Criticized
Bernhard Langer and Corey Pavin fought gusting wind and ghoulish greens to a standstill Saturday and shared the lead going into the final round of The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Fla.Langer's 71 and Pavin's 72 put them at 5-under-par 211. They...
Latest Seduction by `Bridges' Author
BORDER MUSIC By Robert James Waller 246 pages, Warner Books, $17.95</P><P>ROBERT JAMES WALLER pulls up in an '82 Chevy S-10 pickup and seduces the reader right into his latest novel with words like "G-string," "pool cue" and "sweet...
Legal Ease a Simple Professional Look Is the Key to Courtroom Chic
OUT IN CALIFORNIA cameras flash and videotape rolls when the teams of lawyers involved in the O.J. Simpson case make an appearance.Not since the fictional Perry Mason worked his weekly magic on national television have lawyers been subject to more closeups...
Legislature's Bad Mood at Midterm Puts Fate of Several Bills in Doubt
FOUR MONTHS AFTER having coronary bypass surgery and a stroke, House Majority Leader Bob Ward says he's ready to return to work on Monday. But the House he'll try to shepherd could be unwieldy - and a strain on anyone's heart.Ward, D-Bonne Terre, returns...
Lugar Stresses Foreign Policy in Pitch to Gop Women Here
Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, who's seeking the Republican nomination for president, concedes that foreign policy is hardly Topic No. 1 with the average American.That is, until troops go overseas or terrorists attack innocent victims."Foreign policy...
Man's Videotaped Confession Reveals Gruesome Details in Court
Mary Taylor fought with her attacker at her home in Jennings, prayed to God for help and pleaded with the confessed killer to stop beating her.Michael Roberts described Taylor's pleas in a videotaped confession played to a jury Saturday in St. Louis...
Mastercard, Visa Unveiling `Smart Cards'
The cashless society is coming closer as Visa and MasterCard race to turn plastic cards into "electronic purses" to free people from digging for small change.After more than 10 years of development, Visa USA Inc. Thursday unveiled a stored value card...
Mirror, Mirror Buildings Sheathed in Reflections Reveal Eyes of the Beholders
Ask architects why buildings have reflective surfaces and they may tell you, "It's a good way to cover up an ugly box."Maybe a smart way, too. From the inside, reflective buildings avoid heat gain and glare, and bestow the combined blessings of a wide-open...
Mizzou's Curse: Edney Beats the Buzzer Again
The shot was remarkable not so much for its difficulty, but for its chutzpah.Everyone in the Oakland Coliseum Arena knew it was coming. The Connecticut Huskies set up specifically to stop the play, having seen it on tape countless times in the previous...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review Clown of the Week is a fellow sportswriter OSCAR ROBERTO DE GODOI.It seems our buddy Oscar moonlights as a soccer referee in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During one of his recent matches, he was acting pretty goofy. According to a wire...
Newest Installments in Saga of Dead Sea Scrolls
THE HIDDEN SCROLLS Christianity, Judaism, and the War for the Dead Sea Scrolls By Neil Asher Silberman 320 pages, Grosset/Putnam, $24.95 RECLAIMING THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost...
New Team Turns Steelmaker around National Steel Goes from Chronic Losses to a Record Quarter
When John Goodwin took over as National Steel's president and chief operating officer last summer, the company was foundering.Despite being the nation's fourth-largest steelmaker, National had posted three consecutive years of losses. In 1993, the company...
Nhl's Hottest Teams Tie
Peter Bondra scored the tying goal with 10.9 seconds left in regulation time Saturday, giving the host Washington Capitals a 2-2 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup between the National Hockey League's two hottest teams.The Capitals had pulled...
No. 2 Carolina Brings Kentucky to Heel Top-Seeded 'Cats on outside Looking In
Kentucky coach Rick Pitino was dazed and confused. How could the Wildcats shoot 29 percent? How could the Wildcats launch so many bad shots? What happened to the unselfish play that had elevated Kentucky through the winter and into the spring?"I don't...
Notes & Calendar
Notebook</P><P>The Corps of Engineers will collecting user fees at its four boat ramps and three beaches on Carlyle Lake beginning May 1.</P><P>Boat launching will cost $2. Fees at the beaches will be $1 per person or up to...
NYC Art Exhibit to Focus on Derelict Local Landmark
The Continental Building, the derelict but dominant art deco structure on the Midtown skyline, will be the subject of an art exhibition in May at a Manhattan studio.Michael Merchant, a New York City-based artist fascinated with the Continental since...
O'bannons Lead Way for UCLA
Long before he grew into an NCAA Player of the Year candidate, Ed O'Bannon had one rule to live by: He was to look out for his brother Charles, who is three years younger.Or else.The message was delivered by their father, Ed Sr."When they were small,...
Old Frontiere Foe Is Now a Friend Riding to Rescue
Fifteen years ago, Max Blecher was one of Georgia Frontiere's tormentors. In a few days, he could come riding to her rescue.Blecher, of the Los Angeles law firm of Blecher & Collins, will be the Rams' chief litigator if they file suit against the National...
Opening Scene
"Grave Humour," a pair of black comedies, open a two-week run on Wednesday at 8 p.m. the Sheldon as part of the theater-bar season of Off the Cuff Productions. The run continues at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 and 10 on Saturday, and repeats April...
Oscar Nominations
BEST PICTURE "Quiz Show" "Forrest Gump" "Four Weddings and a Funeral" "Pulp Fiction" "The Shawshank Redemption" DIRECTOR Woody Allen, "Bullets Over Broadway" Robert Redford, "Quiz Show" Quentin Tarantino, "Pulp Fiction" Robert Zemeckis,...
Pay-Phone Service Irks St. Charles Countians Some Calls Were Costing as Much as $3.55 or $4.25
Stories about pay phone service in St. Charles County can blister ears. Just ask St. Peters Alderman Len Pagono."My dad used to always tell us to carry a dime, just in case we had to make a call home," he says. "Now we can't tell our kids to carry a...
People
With surfer dude KATO KAELIN back on the nation's TV screens, newspapers and magazines are weighing in with critical assessments. A sampling:- TV Guide: "Now he's a somebody in a town of nobodies. He could be the next TOM ARNOLD."- The New York Daily...
Pinched Packages: Downsizing Comes to the Pantry
Don't try to cook from a 5-year-old recipe book. It could call for a 16-ounce can of bouillon that doesn't exist anymore. Now, it's 13.75 ounces.A whole lot of products don't measure up the way they used to. Trying to hold the line on inflation, some...
Police in Japan Raid Another Cult Center Authorities Feared Group Was Planning Mass Murder
Japanese police raided a cult training center at the foot of Mount Fuji on Sunday, charging that the group was preparing a mass murder with lethal gases.More than 1,000 officers entered the Aum Shinri Kyo (Supreme Truth Sect) complex at the village...
Pulling the Plug: Auto Makers Hope to Thwart Electrical Car Mandate
Riding the anti-regulatory wave sweeping the country, the nation's auto makers are mounting a renewed assault on California's electric-vehicle mandate, this time on a broader grass-roots level.The auto makers have launched an extensive lobbying campaign...
Pyloric Stenosis Is Common in Infants
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can you tell me about pyloric stenosis? Both my sons had it as babies, and each had surgery for it. Is it genetic? If we have another baby, will it have the stomach muscle problem? Will their children have it? What are the odds?The...
Quick Temper, Quicker Feet Biography Shows Both Jackie Robinson's Talents on the Field, His Faults off the Field
GREAT TIME COMING The Life of Jackie Robinson From Baseball to Birmingham By David Falkner 302 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25</P><P>BY ANY MEASURE, Jackie Robinson must be counted an important figure in the social history of the...
Readers Implore: Be Fair and Watch the Rhetoric
AFTER A SEVEN-WEEK ABSENCE on medical leave, I hereby hang out my shingle once again.While I was away, far more reader comments and complaints came in than I can respond to individually, so I'll be including some of them in this and future columns.Reader...
Reds Boss Bonds Better with Birds Than Replacements
Davey Johnson, extremely reluctant to be managing the replacement Cincinnati Reds, gradually is working himself into it.After mincing few words earlier this week when he called replacement ball a "travesty," Johnson was told to manage or quit. He has...
River Cruises Go with the Flow of Popularity
THE RAND-MCNALLY World Atlas lists 117 principal rivers in the world - from the Amazon to the Zambezi.Considering that there are cruises aplenty on most of them, river-cruise enthusiasts could drown in a flood of choices.What's more, the number of inland...