St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 19, 1996

9–S S–W
9th-Inning Rallysaves Red Sox, Sinks Yanks
Kurt Abbott, who recently lost his starting job at shortstop to rookie Edgar Renteria, hit a three-run triple, a three-run homer and single to lead Florida past visiting Houston 11-2 Wednesday night.Abbott was filling in for second baseman Quilvio Veras...
Abuzz: Meeting Prompts Campaign to Fight Lambert Plan
In the wake of a volatile town hall meeting Wednesday night, residents are organizing a grass-roots campaign to fight a plan to expand Lambert Field, says St. Charles City Council President Rose Kasper.Kasper said that several of the more than 400 residents...
Alice Cooper: Man of the People
ALICE COOPERRiverport Amphitheatre, Tuesday, July 16WHEN horror-show hard-rocker Alice Cooper started clicking on the music scene in the early '70s, he struck a crazy pose for head-bangers, budding punks and the odd freak everywhere. That pose and his...
All-American Effort Area's `Team Select' Scores Big at Junior Nationals
Team Missouri Select, a local wrestling club, made a banner showing last week at the Junior National Tournament in Fargo, N.D."This is THE tournament of the summer," Team Missouri Select coach Craig Martin said. "In the time I've been going up there,...
America's Most Wanton Trashy Divas Continue to Rock and Shock
FORGET the sweethearts of Sigma Chi. There's a bolder, brassier and much trashier sorority whose members have fascinated the world from the start.The racy roster includes women from Marilyn and Madonna to Susan Lucci and Heather Locklear, from the two...
Analysts: Twa's Outlook Secure
As investigators looked for clues Thursday in the charred pieces of Trans World Airlines Flight 800, TWA employees looked for answers.The explosion of the Boeing 747 off the New York coast killed more than 200 people, including 35 of TWA's own.The blast...
Anonymous No More
If the novel "Primary Colors" had been penned not by Anonymous but by, say, an obvious pseudonym like Will Shakespeare, it might not have been such a hot seller. Then again, the quest to unmask the author may have been less heated and the hoopla at the...
Area Pro Update
STAMPEDEJUST THE FACTS: Lost to the Iowa Barnstormers 65-58 Saturday in Des Moines.STAR GAZING: Stampede quarterback John Kaleo threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more.RECORD: 6-5, third place in the Central Division.HOME COOKING: Stampede plays...
AREA RACE RELATIONS GET LOWER RATINGS BY BLACKS THIS YEAR Series: POST-DISPATCH SHOW-ME POLL PUBLIC POLICY Six of Seven in a Series Sidebar Story
African-Americans are somewhat more pessimistic about race relations in the St. Louis area, including the five counties of the Metro East area, than they were a year ago. Whites' perspective has changed little.That's one of the findings of this year's...
A Risky Instability in North Korea
To most Americans it is an obscure corner of the world, not on the radar screen of concerns. But the Korean Peninsula in fact presents one of the most dangerous and difficult challenges to U.S. policy today.The danger is of an unusual kind. It comes...
Around the Tracks
WINSTON CUPMiller 500Site: Pocono International Raceway, 2.5-mile tri-oval, Long Pond, Pa.Date: Sunday.TV: TBS, noon.Qualifying: Today-Saturday.Defending champion: Dale Jarrett.Last week: Ernie Irvan won his first race since his comeback from a near...
Arthritis Can Cause Hammertoe Problems
Dear Dr. Donohue: What is the cause of hammertoe? My husband had surgery for it when he was young. We now have a daughter, and my mother-in-law says she is sure that our daughter is susceptible to hammertoe.However, I researched the disorder and found...
Atlanta's Other Gold Rush
The gold rush in Atlanta that begins this weekend isn't confined to athletes participating in the summer Olympic Games. It began much earlier with the awarding of millions of dollars in construction and vending contracts. Thanks to enlightened corporate...
Benes Tries to Right Era of Ways vs. Cubs
No rookie pitcher has won more games this season than Alan Benes. He probably is one of the top young hurlers in the big leagues.But he still has to prove that to the Cubs."They've given me trouble," Benes said. "This last week I've thought a couple...
Blunder-Proof Costas Savors Challenge as Olympic Host
At the Barcelona Olympics, NBC prime-time host Bob Costas gave himself a nickname: "Bad-Hop Bob."In his mind he was a shortstop, and when a particularly nasty groundball came off the bat, he was expected to field it and gun the guy out at first.One night...
Briefs
NATIONDEFENSE SPENDINGSenate Adds Billions To Pentagon BudgetThe Senate passed on Thursday a $245 billion defense appropriations bill, adding $10 billion to President Bill Clinton's initial request and thereby matching this year's defense budget.In less...
Briefs
ILLINOIS MADISON COUNTYHagnauer's Widow Resigns From BoardBernadine Hagnauer, who was appointed to the Madison County Board after the death of her husband, longtime Chairman Nelson Hagnauer, has resigned from the post.Chairman Rudy Papa received her...
Briefs
NATIONCONSERVATIONSuit Alleges EPA Violates Clean Air ActThree conservation groups took the Environmental Protection Agency to federal court Thursday, accusing it of failing to develop effective programs to control toxic air pollutants that poison water.The...
Brokers Fight No-Load Funds by Joining 'Em
There has been a reversal of fortune for Wall Street's full-service brokerage firms in the decades-long battle to snare lucrative mutual fund assets.Twenty years ago, three-fourths of mutual fund assets sold annually went to traditional brokerage sales...
Busch Club Bound for Holland Cup in Europe
After proving itself on American soil, the Under-15 boys soccer team from the Busch Soccer Club is looking forward to some international competition.The team, coached by John Roeslein, Ray Eckelkamp and Jim Logush, will compete in the Holland Cup July...
Cards Go Bump in Ninth; Cubs Rally to End Streak Grace, Sosa Get Late Hits to Key Chicago's 6-5 Win
Not that fans of the Cardinals and rival Chicago Cubs ever really need incentive for a good time when their favorite teams meet. But this weekend's four-game series at Busch Stadium got off to a rollicking start Thursday.The lead changed hands three...
Church Notes
Saturday SocialThere will be an ice cream social at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Charles Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1815 Boonslick, St. Charles. Cookies, kids games, prizes and entertainment will be featured. For information, call 724-6788.Bible...
Church, Pastor Put Down Roots
Children blew bubbles. A Dixie Land band played cabaret, and supporters told the story of the new church in a theatrical dialogue. The celebration culminated in the planting of an oak tree symbolizing the start of a new Christian Church (Disciples of...
Clinton Cautious on Idea of Sabotage but Terrorism Experts Are Studying Evidence
The Clinton administration, already on alert amid new threats to U.S. armed forces in Saudi Arabia and today's start of the Olympics in Atlanta, sought Thursday to dampen speculation that sabotage was behind the explosion Wednesday night of TWA Flight...
Clinton Testifies Via Video about Appointments
Testifying on videotape, President Bill Clinton told jurors Thursday he did not appoint two rural Arkansas bankers to state jobs in return for their financial support."What is not permissible is to promise any official act or to attempt to get any official...
Club's Dreams of Paris Shrouded in Grief
Students slowly approached the old-fashioned stone high school on Thursday, greeting one another with sobs and embraces, their thoughts with the 21 classmates and chaperones aboard TWA Flight 800.One girl aboard the flight could hardly wait to see Paris....
Consultants at Odds over Jet Noise City Could Expect
Two consultants have differing views on the level of aircraft noise St. Charles is experiencing and what city and county residents can expect if a controversial expansion plan for Lambert Field is built.Don Maddison of Leigh Fisher Associates of San...
Dole Has Plan for Grants, Choice for Schoolchildren
In the latest election-year bidding on education, Bob Dole offered schoolchildren a GI Bill of their own Thursday - $2.5 billion in federal scholarships to their choice of public, private and religious schools.The GOP presidential candidate cast President...
Don't Count on NASDAQ Refunds Paybacks Hinge on Private Suits
For investors of Nasdaq-listed stocks, the bottom line from Wednesday's settlement of the Justice Department's price-fixing investigation is simple and disturbing: Trading costs were inflated for years and many investors were overcharged.If you believe...
Envoy Gives Ultimatum to Bosnian Serb Leader
Special U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke extended his make-or-break Balkan mission into today, holding early morning talks in his effort to push Radovan Karadzic from power.Serbian police escorted senior Bosnian Serbs to Belgrade Thursday to hear Holbrooke's...
`Er' Gets 17 Nominations for Annual Emmy Awards
NBC dominated the Emmy Award nominations on Thursday, led by "ER," the wildly popular medical drama that helped take its network to No. 1 in the 1995-'96 season.NBC led competitors with 88 nominations (to 67 for runner-up CBS and a mere 55 for ABC),...
Ex-Cop Indicted in Killing Plot against Irvin
Former Dallas police officer Johnnie Hernandez was indicted Thursday in what authorities say was a plot to kill Cowboys star Michael Irvin.Grand jurors indicted Hernandez, 28, on one count of criminal solicitation of capital murder and one count of bribery,...
Fair Really Is Bigger, Better
Longtime St. Charles County Fair board member Gary Ditson is fond of saying that the event is the best kept secret in town. Every year Ditson promotes the fair as the entertainment bargain of the year."I'd like to know where you can go that once you...
False Conclusions in Church Burnings
Americans love facts and always have. As the critic Dwight Macdonald observed 40 years ago in a memorable essay, we are so "hagridden by facts" that we frequently miss or distort their point.This bromide is brought to mind by one of the sadder exploitations...
Female Athletes near Cloud Nine, Thanks to Title IX
"Olympic competition for women would be impractical, uninteresting, unattractive and incorrect."- Baron Pierre de Coubertin, in 1912.Roll over, Baron.The 1996 Summer Games will be dominated by the Daughters of Title IX. Too bad The Baron couldn't be...
Fill-In Helps Marlins Rocket Past Astros
The Boston Red Sox wasted a seven-run lead, then recovered and stopped John Wetteland's consecutive-saves streak, beating the New York Yankees 12-11 Wednesday night on Jeff Fyre's ninth-inning single.Boston led 9-2 in the seventh but New York rallied...
Firefighters Find Way around Residency Rule
IN ONE EAR: It may come as a shock to St. Louis Fire Chief Neil Svetanics that at least six firefighters, whose city residencies are under question, are preparing to file for legal separation from their spouses. Two months ago, personnel director William...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Normal level. Two units are running. All fishing has been slow.Barkley: Near summer pool, 359, and stable. Clear. 83 degrees. Bass: Good off points and dropoffs and in the brush early and late in the day. Anglers are using topwaters, plastic...
Five Ring Circus
Tonight the Olympic caldron will be the earth's focal point as roughly 121 billion people tune in the opening ceremony in 21,678 countries around the globe. "Look! It's the contingent from St. Kitts and Nevis!"But by next month, the caldron may be disassembled...
'Frighteners' Isn't Scary Clever Film Is Well-Acted, but without Blood and Guts
"The Frighteners"Rating: R (violence) Running Time: 1:50.MICHAEL J. FOX should have been the tip-off. The casting of America's male sweetheart should have been the clue that one of the world's edgiest directors had gone soft.Still, the audience at the...
Fuelhardy St. Louis Area Gas Prices Take Jump
The last time Kathy Clark filled the tank of the family's green Suburban she paid $1.11 a gallon.On Thursday, she paid a dime a gallon more."I'm not happy about it, but they've got us over the oil barrel," Clark quipped as she fueled up at an Amoco station...
Further Fest: A Tribute to the Dead
IT CLEARLY wasn't a Grateful Dead concert. The crowd that showed up Wednesday at Riverport for the Furthur Festival didn't arrive with the energy and anticipation that was a major part of any Dead performance. And they didn't show up in the usual numbers...
Gallego Gives Cards Added Flair in Field Second Baseman Dreams of Defensive Gems
In his dreams, it is the seventh game of the World Series, bases loaded, game on the line. The pitch count goes to 3-2. Ash meets cowhide, the crack echoes through the ballpark and the winning run starts circling the bases.But in this baseball fantasia,...
Gephardt's Way: Change through Consensus `Families First' Program Aims at Achieving the Possible
The man who would be speaker if Newt Gingrich weren't minced no syllables as he talked about the institution he loves and much of America doesn't. "Legislatively, we have wasted four years," Dick Gephardt said.The sole exception he permitted to his stern...
German Firm Buys Coatings Maker
A 77-year-old St. Louis coatings maker is painting a new future with a German parent.Altana AG of Bad Homburg, Germany, has bought P.D. George Co., a maker of enamels and varnishes used in coatings for electric and electronic equipment. The firm's sole...
Greenspan Testimony Calms Economic Jitters
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan declared 1996 "a good year for the American economy" in a midyear report Thursday that triggered a rally from a relieved Wall Street.Greenspan told the Senate Banking Committee that he sees no current sign that...
`Heart' Will Keep Stith with Nuggets
Free-agent guard Bryant Stith has decided to remain with the Denver Nuggets, although he said he had more lucrative offers.Stith, the Nuggets' captain, is close to signing a deal believed to be worth $22 million over five years.Seven teams courted Stith,...
Henry J. Lunnemann Sr., 84; Accountant
Henry J. Lunnemann Sr., a certified public accountant and a former St. Louis official, died Thursday (July 18, 1996) at his home in St. Louis Hafter a long illness. He was 84.Mr. Lunnemann served on the city's Merchants and Manufacturers Tax Equalization...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville High School, 600 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must carry a minimum of four classes and earn a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:SeniorsDan Alexander, Liesl...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:Eighth GradeJennifer Adkison,...
Hospitals Reach for More Profit
For those in business in any field, the ideal position is to be in a government-regulated monopoly and yet have all the benefits of a free market.That is what hospitals want. You can't get into the hospital business unless the state issues you a permit....
House Oks Welfare Plan Better Suited to Clinton Bill Pushes Jobs, Benefit Caps, State Control
The House approved a bill Thursday that would turn the 60-year federal guarantee of assistance to the poor into a time-limited, work-oriented program largely run by the states.The measure, approved 256-170, represented the House's third try. Two previous...
House Passes 3rd Try at Welfare Overhaul Bill Urges Work, Sets Time Limit for Benefits
The House approved a bill Thursday that would turn the 60-year federal guarantee of assistance to the poor into a time-limited, work-oriented program largely run by the states.The measure, approved 256-170, represented the House's third try. Two previous...
Indictment Accuses Kc Councilwoman of Fraud
A Kansas City councilwoman was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on six felony charges stemming from an alleged scheme to defraud Marion Merrell Dow Inc. of $300,000.Councilwoman D. Jeanne Robinson was charged with two counts of mail fraud,...
Interracial Couples Not the Curiosity They Once Were - Thank Goodness
WHEN MY WIFE and I married 17 years ago, we'd often encounter something most married couples never had to deal with:Stares.I'm black; Elizabeth is white. For some people, our union was considered unusual, and we'd often find people staring at us.In restaurants,...
Investors Starting All over Again
Like a kid who jumps right back on his bicycle after falling off, U.S. stocks returned to their winning ways just 48 hours after a money-losing plunge.Stocks surged Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan signaled no change in interest...
Kevin Spacey Returns to the Stage Too Hot for Hollywood?
KEVIN SPACEY may not be afraid of success, but he's wary of it.After a year in which he put the name Keyser Soze on the lips of millions of moviegoers with his Academy Award-winning performance in "The Usual Suspects," and won rave reviews for his chilling...
Lambert Field Calls in Guards but No Restrictions Added and No Delays Expected for Travelers
Lambert Field ordered more security guards to work Thursday, after the explosion Wednesday of a TWA jet near New York City, but air travelers here should not be delayed by added regulations, Lambert officials say."We've taken all the proper steps to...
Leaders Push to Salvage Northern Ireland Peace Talks
British and Irish leaders called Thursday night for parties in Northern Ireland to return to dialogue following a wave of Protestant and Roman Catholic violence there last week.But Northern Ireland Secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew, the British Cabinet m...
Legion's District Nine Tourney Opens Tonight
The District Nine Baseball Tournament begins tonight. And it figures to be as competitive as ever."You have some top teams, but nobody has really dominated this season," St. Peters manager Tony Primeau said. "In a tournament like this, anything can happen....
Lessons at Wrigley May Help Benes Tonight
No rookie pitcher has won more games this season than Alan Benes. He probably is one of the top young hurlers in the big leagues.But he still has to prove that to the Cubs."They've given me trouble," Benes said. "This last week I've thought a couple...
Love Can Survive Divorce, Perhaps, Even Marriage
IF YOU'RE ONE of those people who feel bad about Prince Charles and Princess Di, I've got some good news.Maybe the divorce can get their romance started again.That's what has happened with Mike and Karen Mulikey of St. Louis.Regular readers might remember...
Macomb's Own Group of Friends, Family Offer `Abuse' to Rams' Ex-Leatherneck
One of the most coveted autographs here this week wasn't Toby Wright or Todd Kinchen or Tony Banks. But big John Earle.At his Monday press briefing, Rams coach Rich Brooks answered one question about unsigned draft picks Lawrence Phillips and Eddie Kennison....
Mac, Union Deadlocked in Tense Talks Shouting Match Disrupts Bargaining Session
Negotiators for McDonnell Douglas Corp. and the striking International Association of Machinists met Thursday in angry, confrontational talks and made no progress toward reaching a contract."We accomplished nothing today," McDonnell spokesman Tom Williams...
Maintenance Records Show Doomed Twa Jet Was Reliable
The 1971-built Boeing 747 that crashed off Long Island was reliable, according to maintenance records kept in a Federal Aviation Administration database reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.Despite its long service, only once in the last eight years was...
Marceca Silent, Refuses to Give Up Documents in FBI Files Flap
The Senate Judiciary Committee will go to court if needed to get documents held by Anthony Marceca, the White House worker who gathered FBI background files on hundreds of Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch, the panel's chairman, said Thursday.Hatch's committee...
Mcdonnell's Earnings Up despite Strike
McDonnell Douglas Corp. reported an 11.2 percent increase in its second-quarter profit Thursday despite lower sales and a strike by 6,700 Machinists in St. Louis.The aerospace giant earned $188 million in the quarter, which ended June 30, compared with...
Mcgriff's Homer Sends Braves, Smoltz by Astros
Fred McGriff hit a tie-breaking home run leading off the eighth inning, helping John Smoltz to his major league-leading 16th victory as Atlanta beat Houston 3-2 Thursday night.McGriff's 21st home run, on the second pitch from Todd Jones, sent the Braves...
Metrolink Promotions to Push Tax Issue on Ballot
Gathering speed in St. Charles County are special events and endorsements to promote the passage of Proposition M in the primary election on Aug. 6.The ballot proposal is for a countywide, one-half of 1 percent sales tax to help pay for the extension...
Missile Suspected in Crash Investigators Recover Debris, Charred Bodies
Investigators from the FBI and CIA are probing whether a Paris-bound TWA jumbo jet that crashed off Long Island, killing 230 people, was blasted out of the sky by a bomb or possibly a surface-to-air missile.President Bill Clinton urged Americans not...
Missourians Mourn Family and Friends Presumed Lost
A Warson Woods couple meeting friends for a European vacation. A Lake Saint Louis flight engineer getting cockpit training. A woman from Kansas City and her sister from Holts Summit, Mo., anticipating visits to Paris' art museums. A Kansas City couple...
Mistrial Declared in Case of Slaying Just after Robbery
Jurors in the murder trial of Bobby O. "Na-Na" Williams were released Thursday after they declared themselves hopelessly deadlocked.Williams, 21, of Washington Park, was on trial for allegedly killing an accomplice who had left him stranded at the robbery...
(Money Notes)
Fidelity Looks Abroad For 401(k)-Type BusinessFidelity Investments is expanding its defined contribution business overseas, initially to Canada, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, the Boston-based money management firm said Thursday.Fidelity is looking...
More Bad News about Judge's Robed Colleagues
Dear Ann Landers: I have practiced law for 27 years. I hold not only a college degree and a law degree but a master's degree in tax law. I was state bar-certified as a specialist in both tax law and family law. After tentative selection by the governor,...
Morning Briefing
Bomb-Detection Firm Sees Stock Shoot UpThough it's too soon to tell what caused Trans World Airlines Inc. flight 800 to explode after takeoff from New York Wednesday, speculation on Wall Street has already boosted the stock price of a company that makes...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
OK, TONY KORNHEISER. How hot is it in Atlanta?"The M&Ms won't melt in your hands - they will melt in the bag," Kornheiser informs his Washington Post readers, adding this quick disclaimer for his editors: "We may not be legally allowed to mention M&Ms...
MOST IN POLL OPPOSE CONCEALED WEAPONS Series: POST-DISPATCH SHOW-ME POLL PUBLIC POLICY Six of Seven in a Series Sidebar Story
They're still very concerned about crime, but people interviewed last month for the Show-Me Poll continue to oppose allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons.As did respondents in the first such poll of Missourians and Metro East residents a year...
Netanyahu Tells Egyptians He's Committed to Peace
On his first visit to an Arab country as Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu brought words of peace Thursday to a region shaken by his election victory two months ago.While the Israeli leader took no major steps to push forward the stalled Middle...
New Laker Shaq Says Hooray to Hollywood Signs 7-Year Deal Worth $123 Million
It's not about the money, Shaquille O'Neal said. It's not about the money, agent Leonard Armato said."By last Saturday," said Los Angeles Lakers executive Jerry West, "I didn't think we could do this. There are a lot of good owners in the NBA, but I...
Nostalgia: Steve Miller, Pat Benatar Still Impress These Two Classic Rockers Keep Improving with Age
STEVE MILLER/PAT BENATARRiverport Amphitheatre, Saturday, July 13I'LL 'fess up: I went because of Pat Benatar. It had been a while since Our Sister of Spandex had played in St. Louis and I was curious.After her gig last Saturday night opening for the...
Nuclear Waste Proposal Tough Call for Illinois -
AS THE TRANSPORTATION and storage of waste from nuclear power plants come to the forefront in the Senate, they raise a thorny dilemma for the senators from Illinois.In considering whether to build a temporary storage site in Nevada's desert and ship...
Obituaries
Katherine MartinKatherine A. Martin, 99, of St. Charles, died Thursday (July 18, 1996) at Meadowbrook Manor in St. Charles.Mrs. Martin was a homemaker.A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, 3950 West Clay Street,...
On Vote of 5-4, Curators Oust Mu Chancellor
A single vote Thursday cost Charles A. Kiesler his job as chancellor of the University of Missouri at Columbia.The nine members of the university's Board of Curators narrowly sealed Kiesler's fate in a closed-door meeting that lasted four and a half...
Organization Backs North Site for Bridge Downtown St. Louis Inc. Cites Jobs
Downtown St. Louis Inc. favors a northern route for a new bridge proposed for the Mississippi River.John Fox Arnold, president of the group, said Thursday that his group was the first in the area to take a position on the bridge site. Arnold and some...
Parishes Sending Group to Repair Homes of Elderly
A group of teen-agers and adults from two Catholic parishes in St. Charles will leave Sunday to spend a week repairing houses for the elderly poor in the Old Mines area on Highway 21 north of Potosi."It's kind of a spiritual week, with everything focused...
People
Your kid gets a scholarship to MIT and turns it down. Says he wants to be a rapper. A rapper! You're appalled; you call MIT and beg the school to hold the dorm room, hoping your kid will change his mind. He doesn't.Which is how WILL SMITH got to be rich...
Pharmacy Intern's Experience Proves a Downer
Dear Abby: I recently started to work at a pharmacy as an intern, and I go home every night frustrated to tears by what I see in a day's work.There are medical claims, hundreds of them daily. Many are for preventable sicknesses that could be cured by...
Playing the Game of Politics: A Rural View
AROUND St. Louis you can see local politics in action during school board elections or a town council race. But beyond the metro area, sometimes the politics are so local they go right past grassroots, straight down to the seed.Out here in Hermann, candidates...
Plot Thickens: NBC about to Bring Its Olympic Soap Onstage
If you want to watch sports on network television over the next 2 1/2 weeks, tune into baseball on Fox, National Football League exhibitions on ABC or golf on CBS. Don't look to NBC.Wait a minute, you say. Won't the peacock be unfurling its wings with...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:ACCIDENTSEldon, Mo.: Joshua Dean Yeokum, 6, who was playing with friends on Saline...
Rams' Latest Proposal Rejected by QB Rypien
Free agent quarterback Mark Rypien has turned thumbs down to the Rams' latest contract proposal, Rams senior vice president Jay Zygmunt said Thursday night.He deferred further comment, saying coach Rich Brooks would address the subject today.Rypien's...
Rec-Plex Set to Host Major Synchronized Swim Championships
The St. Peters Rec-Plex will play host to the Bacquacil American Cup VIII Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships Aug. 23-25.Tickets for the event go on sale Monday at the Rec-Plex front desk or at St. Peters City Hall. Tickets for individual sessions...
Rescheduled: `Shootout' to Muscle in Later
Mid America Raceways in Wentzville is having a tough time getting its Muscle From the Past and World Title Pro Street Shootout program completed.The event, originally rained out in late April, was rescheduled for last weekend. But Sunday's racing again...
Roosevelt Profit off 6 Percent
Roosevelt Financial Group, parent of Roosevelt Bank, reported a 6 percent drop in second-quarter earnings.The decline came as its competitors are generally showing healthy profit increases.Roosevelt said the decline was due in part to the cost of the...
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE? POLL SAYS `I DON'T' Series: POST-DISPATCH SHOW-ME POLL PUBLIC POLICY Six of Seven in a Series
Residents of the St. Louis area and other parts of Missouri overwhelmingly oppose giving government recognition to homosexual marriages. At the same time, they say gays should be allowed in the armed forces and protected by law from discrimination.Those...
SBC Posts Record Profits, with Help from SW Bell
Strong growth at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. contributed to record sales and earnings at SBC Communications Inc., the phone company's parent in San Antonio, Texas.Second-quarter profit was up 13.3 percent to $501 million. Sales were up 10.2 percent...
Senate Adds Billions to Pentagon Budget
The Senate passed on Thursday a $245 billion defense appropriations bill, adding $10 billion to President Bill Clinton's initial request and thereby matching this year's defense budget.In less than two days of debate, lawmakers stuck close to the Re...
Shaq Is Magical in Movie That Isn't
"Kazaam"Rating: PG (violence against children, crude words).Running time: 1:33.`HARRIET the Spy" is proof that there can be good children's movies."Kazaam" is proof that there won't be many of them.Even with a gimmick as big as Shaquille O'Neal, "Kazaam"...
Some Major Hits and Misses at Reggae Sunsplash
Reggae SunsplashRiverport Amphitheatre, Sunday July 14THERE is something both disturbing and ridiculous about some white guy from sunny California faking a Jamaican accent while rambling ad nauseam about "roots and culture." Now which culture might this...
Sports Shorts
ABC Sports Executive Killed In TWA CrashThe executive producer of ABC Sports, his wife and their 13-year-old daughter were aboard the TWA jetliner that exploded Wednesday night off the Long Island coast, network officials said Thursday. Authorities said...