St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 16, 1994

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A Bad Proposition on Immigration
Growing sentiment against illegal immigration may be coalescing around an item on the ballot in California next month. Proposition 187 - dubbed by its supporters as the "Save Our State" initiative - would prevent illegal aliens from receiving any public...
A Closer Look as Their Records Show, Area's Congressmen Can't Be Typecast
IN A YEAR when voter alienation is sky high, politicians all over the country are telling voters that Congress is the enemy.The eight Missourians and Southern Illinoisans who happen to be congressional incumbents seeking re-election in the greater St....
ACLU Considers Filing Suit over District's Woes
The Lansdowne Junior High School absence list tells the story.Where a teacher's name should appear on Homeroom 217, the sheet reads: VACANCY. Room 311 is the same: VACANCY.Teacher vacancies all over District 189 in East St. Louis have disrupted children's...
A Date with First Lady, off the Record
I AM NOT one to drop names, but I was recently invited to a private luncheon with Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the Whole Entire United States.This is true. I got the invitation from Mrs. Clinton's office, and I said that, heck yes, I would go....
After Friend's Death, Jenkins Keeps Promise
A few days ago, Rahsetnu Jenkins' closest friend was shot to death through the windshield of a truck he had put "all his money into to make nice."Yet Jenkins mustered the will to play in Mizzou's 24-15 victory Saturday at Oklahoma State."They took my...
Alan D. Wheat
FOR REP. ALAN D. WHEAT, D-Kansas City, the defining moment of the 103rd Congress was this summer's endgame on the omnibus crime bill.Wheat had already decided to go along with the bill's expanded federal death penalty, contrary to his past votes. However,...
Americans Go Nuts over Pistachios, Turn Cool on Pecans
Americans are eating more nuts - especially almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts and macadamias - but the popularity of walnuts and pecans has slipped, the Agriculture Department reports.Annual tree nut consumption rose from an average 2.2 pounds per person...
An Abhorrence for Abuse against Men and Women
Dear Ann Landers: You recently published several letters taking you to task for writing about wife beaters and for totally ignoring the fact that an astonishing number of women beat up their husbands. A few days later, an article in the Corpus Christi...
A Private Detective with a Unique Style
THE GAME OF THIRTY A novel by William Kotzwinkle 262 pages, Houghton Mifflin, $21.95</P><P>PICTURE THIS: an antiquities dealer is killed in upper Manhattan by an injection of cobra venom and then eviscerated by his killer. His beautiful...
Aristide Coming Home to Joy, Fear, Doubt
They've swept the streets, carted away huge mounds of trash, plastered trees with posters and hung pennants everywhere. Inside poor neighborhoods, elaborately painted rock gardens and seashell displays read, "Welcome Back President Aristide" and "Viv...
At a Glance
SATURDAY'S STARSPatrick Nix threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Frank Sanders with 30 seconds remaining, as Auburn defeated Florida 36-33.Kerry Collins threw his third touchdown pass with 2:53 remaining to give Penn...
At a Glance
SATURDAY'S STARSPatrick Nix threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Frank Sanders with 30 seconds remaining, as Auburn defeated Florida 36-33.Kerry Collins threw his third touchdown pass with 2:53 remaining to give Penn...
A Traveler Settles - but Not for Less
Frazer Cameron confesses to being a wanderer.He grew up on the West Coast and never stayed in one place very long. Even after arriving in St. Louis about 15 years ago, he moved from job to job, even returning to the coast for a while.All this moving...
At the Theater
Seventy Scenes of Halloween: Jeffrey Jones' play has more quick cuts than a Quentin Tarantino movie, and it ranges from the delightful to something considerably less, but the tale of a couple being visited by their inner selves on a Halloween night has...
Auburn `Swamps' Top-Rated Florida Win Streak Grows to 18 Games with Last-Minute, 36-33 Triumph
Auburn did it again. Against the top-ranked college football team in the nation, the Auburn Tigers pulled off another stunning victory Saturday.Auburn scored with just 30 seconds remaining in the game to defeat Florida 36-33.On a chilly, gray day at...
Bill Emerson
WHEN THE HOUSE voted last month to ban members of Congress from accepting free meals and other gifts from lobbyists, Rep. Bill Emerson rejected the bill as "meal policing.""It's not realistic," said Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, after voting no. "You can't...
Billikens Make a Rollicking Start with Midnight Madness Session
The clocked ticked inside eight seconds . . . five seconds . . . two seconds. Erwin Claggett, who had been dribbling the basketball outside the 3-point arc, stepped up just before the buzzer sounded - and popped in a 17-footer.He looked as if he'd done...
`Black Coffee' at the Rep Is Pleasant Mystery Theater
The Belgian detective with the pear-shaped body and the head filled with little grey cells made his first trip to St. Louis last week. Before he even unpacked, Hercule Poirot figured out the secret to the ghost of the Lemp Mansion, solved the mystery...
Branson's Hurry-Up Highway Critics Say `Emergency' Masked Political Favors
Amidst the green hills of the Ozarks, workers have cleared land for the first interchange of the Ozark Mountain Highroad - a $140 million highway that was approved in record time after it was declared an "economic emergency."Supporters of the 18-mile...
Briefs
WORLD EGYPT Man Is Arrested In Attack On Novelist</P><P>Egyptian police Saturday night captured a man alleged to be the assailant of novelist Naguib Mahfouz. The arrest followed a gunfight in northwest Cairo between police and the...
Briefs
WORLD EGYPT Muslim Leaders Decry Attack On Writer</P><P>Muslim religious leaders joined writers and intellectuals Saturday in denouncing the attack on Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz in Cairo.</P><P>Mahfouz, a Nobel laureate...
Byu Slaps Another Loss on Irish
The biggest day of John Walsh's career at Brigham Young proved to be one of the worst for Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz.Walsh passed for 216 yards and one touchdown as unranked BYU stopped Notre Dame twice inside the 10 on the way to beating the 17th-ranked...
Cardinals to Test Redskins' Shuler
Heath Shuler made plays in his second game as the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He didn't make the play, though, and the process of trying to make enough plays to win a game will continue this...
Check the Foliage in Southeast Missouri
THE ANNUAL SPRING scenic drive on the Mississippi River Trail has been so successful that the organizers want to make it a semiannual thing.So the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University and the Cape Girardeau Convention and...
Choices for Congress
In today's "throw-the-rascals-out" atmosphere, members of Congress can hardly take their re-election next month for granted. But except for one case, House members in the St. Louis area face challengers who have not presented persuasive cases for change.In...
Class Act: New Kiel Center Opens to Celebrations, No Hockey
THE NEW KIEL Center is a class act.And when the labor-management disputes of the St. Louis Blues and other National Hockey League teams are settled, the center will make a splendid setting for the Stanley Cup, as Blues chairman Mike Shanahan suggested...
Commitment: Should It Be Easier? Children of Slain Couple Want Laws Changed
The children of James and Nancy McBride plan to fight for changes in the laws on committing the mentally ill. They want to give families more power to get treatment for relatives unable help themselves.The couple's son, Matthew McBride, who suffered...
Corby Smith Joins Dad Larry as Loser at Illinois
Memorial Stadium has been chamber of horrors for the Larry Smith family this season.Smith's University of Missouri team was thrashed 42-0 here a month ago. His son, Corby, a backup quarterback, played for Iowa in the Hawkeyes' 47-7 shellacking by Illinois...
Cornhuskers' Defense Dims Kansas State's Hopes for Purple Reign
After a week of sunny skies and cheerful optimism, Kansas State was pummeled into a deep purple funk Saturday afternoon by Nebraska.The Cornhuskers, who started a walk-on at quarterback and temporarily lost their leading rusher, overcame the losses with...
Courting Symphonic Relationship It's All a Matter of Chemistry
HIS BUTCHER asked clarinetist George Silfies who was going to be the new conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.An old friend cornered Takaoki Sugitani, Symphony assistant concert master, at the bank with the same question.A Cherokee Street antique...
Day-Care Center Helps Parents Reclaim Their Futures
South Side Day Nursery, the oldest children's day-care center west of the Mississippi, has been helping parents like Dianna Simpson for most of its 108 years.Simpson was widowed three years ago when her husband died from a drug overdose. She was trying...
Deion Winning War of Words with Falcons
In a cross-country battle of blah, blah, blah, the San Francisco 49ers were clear winners over the Atlanta Falcons.Whether the 49ers can win Sunday at the Georgia Dome remains to be seen - and heard.The subject, quite naturally, was Deion Sanders' first...
Determined Olivo Rolls over Cowboys
When freshman tailback Brock Olivo of Missouri fumbled last week against Colorado, he ran off the field directly to coach Larry Smith."He said, `I never fumble, and I'll never fumble again - it's not like me,' " Smith said.What has been like Olivo was...
Dozier, Lindbergh Surprise Lafayette
On an autumn afternoon when high school football rivalries between Hazelwood East and Hazelwood Central, East St. Louis and East St. Louis Lincoln, and Mary Institute-Country Day School and John Burroughs boiled to peak interest, Suburban West Conference...
East, Central in Hazelwood Showdown
Hazelwood East vs. Hazelwood Central: A football game that always generates interest."It's been a big one mostly every time we've played them," Hazelwood East coach Rick Gorzynski said.Today, the pinnacle of Hazelwood battles occurs: top-ranked East...
East St. Louis High Students Crusade for Aid They Present Case in Letter to State
"Please don't let us down," they wrote.That was the plea Sabrina Smith, Kristina Jackson, Qwonthafia Cofield and 14 other honor students at East St. Louis Senior High School sent to the state Board of Education and the Illinois superintendent of education.Now,...
Edwardsville Knocks off Cahokia in Ot
Edwardsville High's football team added to its fairy-tale season Friday night with a 19-16 overtime victory over visiting Cahokia.Steffan Nicholson scored two touchdowns only minutes apart, the second on a 10-yard run in overtime, to lift Edwardsville...
Effectiveness of Wrist Splints Questioned
Dear Dr. Donohue: Someone recently asked you about carpal tunnel syndrome, and you offered surgery as a solution. I consulted my doctor about the same condition. He gave me a Velcro wrist splint to wear at night. Since then, I have had no more pain and...
Estimating Car Trip Expenses
Q. We plan a long driving trip around the United States this fall and are trying to come up with an approximation of how much money to take. We especially wonder about motel and hotel costs. We'll be in a few cities, but mostly in the country or small...
Exercise May Help High Blood Pressure
Millions of Americans take blood pressure medicine every day, accepting it as a part of growing older. But for the first time, researchers have scientific proof that a simple regular exercise program also may help lower blood pressure and play a significant...
Family Destroyed in Vortex of Terror Struggle with Schizophrenia Ends in Killing of Parents
James McBride was a rental car company executive who loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles. His wife, Nancy McBride, was a proud homemaker and devoted Cardinals fan. F Many who considered them a model couple didn't know of their long fight with fear.During...
Farmers Face Uncertainty over Land Payments Huge Program Pads Incomes, Saves Soil
From a distance, the grass-covered hill on Gerald Parker's farm rolls smoothly under seed heads swaying in the wind.But when Parker turns off the gravel road and into the field, he switches on the four-wheel drive. The pickup jerks and rocks as it bumps...
Filibuster: When in Doubt, Obstruct
The Founding Fathers didn't agree on everything when they met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new Constitution. Yes, they wanted a reasonably strong presidency. Yes, they wanted a vigorous House of Representatives directly answerable to the electorate....
First Payday Comes and Goes Quietly for Nhl Players
If the National Hockey League season had started on Oct. 1 as scheduled, players would have collected their first paychecks Friday.But with the NHL season on hold because of the owners' lockout, the players didn't collect a dime, and now, the NHL's labor...
For Openers: NBA Exhibition Christens Kiel
Here are some firsts for the St. Louis record books:The first professional sporting event - a National Basketball Association preseason game - in the new Kiel Center was won in overtime by the Washington Bullets, who beat the Chicago Bulls 131-124.The...
Frank Mcguire Helped Pave Tobacco Road
To Al McGuire, former Marquette coach and current TV basketball analyst, there is one precise point in history when the phenomenon of Atlantic Coast Basketball began.It happened in 1952, McGuire believes, when North Carolina hired Frank McGuire (no relation),...
Free Agent Filing Starts New Conflict
One day after a new mediator was hired to help settle the baseball strike, the conflict heightened Saturday when owners rejected attempts by Jack McDowell and Jim Abbott to file for free agency. Texas pitcher Kevin Brown, San Francisco pitcher Billy...
Free Trade on Trial
One little-noticed footnote to the conclusion of the 103rd Congress is that it isn't actually over. A post-election session is scheduled for the last week of November, to vote on one of the most important issues laid before it this year: the new GATT...
From Surgeon to `Swan': Richard Selzer's Remaking
WHEN he worked with a scalpel, Richard Selzer was in the removal business - taking out diseased tissue, tumors, gall bladders. And then, in a midlife episode that went far beyond blondes or sports cars, he turned to an equally sharp instrument, a pencil,...
Game Theory Can Help Solve Economic Ills
The term "game theory" conjures up images of someone studying football films or poker odds.But the Swedish Academy wasn't being frivolous last week when it awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics to three economists who did pioneering work in the...
Gaza Mobs Rage against Arafat Sweep, Arrest of Palestinian Militants Spark Protests and West Bank Strike
Moving toward a showdown, thousands of Islamic militants rallied against PLO chief Yasser Arafat on Saturday, and gunmen threatened to "make Gaza burn" if the arrests of fundamentalists continue.The Palestinian self-rule government led by Arafat urged...
Gibbs' Engine Still Racing, but Not for Pro Football
Joe Gibbs climbed two ladders to the top of the Interstate Batteries trailer, pulled a stopwatch from his pocket and monitored the lap time of the race car that roared in the distance.It was Wednesday, pole night at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Sunday's...
Glenn Poshard
LAST YEAR, Rep. Glenn Poshard sat down with teachers and administrators in Harrisburg, Ill., and resolved the strike that had shut down its schools. This year, he helped end a mid-winter walkout by electrical workers against Central Illinois Public Service...
Gop May Soon Be Gaining Some Party-Switchers
Republicans may be able to win control of Congress even if they don't win a majority Nov. 8 - if they come close enough to entice a few Democrats to switch parties and create a new majority.Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in line to be Republican leader in...
Growth Area: Small Companies Thrive in Chesterfield
St. Louis County - Chesterfield in particular - is one of the nation's best places for a small company to grow quickly, a new survey shows.Inc. Magazine has compiled a list of the country's 500 fastest growing privately held companies. The St. Louis...
Hairdo Comment Should Be Brushed Off
Dear Miss Manners: My co-worker commented on my haircut, saying, "Oh, look, Theresa cut her hair. It looks really nice."I did not have a new style - my hair was just considerably shorter. As I was not comfortable with my new look, I found her comment...
Harold L. Volkmer
THE FLOOD OF 1993 may have smeared mud over Midwestern flood plains, but it helped polish the legislative reputation of Rep. Harold L.Volkmer, D-Mo.Long known for his Rambo-esque defense of assault weapons and other National Rifle Association guns of...
Headline Off-Base, Readers Say
ON MONDAY, the opening paragraph of an Associated Press story said two Palestinians armed with automatic rifles and grenades had attacked a crowd of Israelis and tourists at sidewalk cafes in Jerusalem before they were shot to death by the police.The...
Heads or Tails in the Game of Life
WHEN THE THREE winners of the Nobel Prize in economics were announced last week, I remembered a heady time when I encountered game theory, along with the Man with a Gun and the Crafty Burglar. The Nobel was given for work in this playful-sounding discipline,...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: Here is something I am concerned about: What has happened to people? They have become so disrespectful of many things.My mother just passed away. The funeral procession was enroute to the cemetery. We had a police escort to get through...
Hot Seats Several NFL Coaches Already Feeling the Heat
Call it star quality.Call it charisma.Call it pizzazz.In Los Angeles that translates to Hollywood glitter, movie stars and stretch limos. It's Magic Johnson of the Lakers and Wayne Gretzky of the Kings.It's not Ground Chuck.Despite five straight divisional...
Illinois City Rebuffs Tax-Exempt Entities
It was just one more sign that things were not well in a town that has seen its economy, as well as its image, so frequently battered. The only supermarket was shutting its doors.Now, in an effort to reverse North Chicago's slumping fortunes, the City...
In Search of ... Cards' Kenny Boyer, a Heroic, Yet Private Man, Remians a Mystery
Thirty years ago in this town, classrooms fell silent and the Alba High School auditorium bristled with enthusiasm. In the same place where brothers Kenny Boyer and Clete Boyer once had starred for the basketball team, students crammed around television...
It's Been Quite a Rough Ride Lately for the Top Cowboy
Jerry Jones turned 52 Thursday and, for the first time in his life, he admits to feeling his age.The Dallas Cowboys owner recently saw some photographs from 1989, the year he purchased the franchise known as America's Team, and he could not help noticing...
It Was the Game, Not Fame, That Boyer Sought
Ken Boyer didn't grow up wanting to be remembered as one of the best third basemen in baseball history. Just playing the game might have satisfied him."Ever since I was 6 years old, all I wanted to do was play ball for the Cardinals," he once said. "I'd...
Ivan Fischer Conducts Symphony Hungarian Featured Work by Bartok, as Well as Beethoven, Liszt
The search for a new music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra entered another phase Friday night when the audience in Powell Hall got to experience the first of many guest conductors who are being considered for the job.Ivan Fischer took the...
James M. Talent
LAST APRIL, Rep. James M. Talent, R-Chesterfield, rose out of the ranks of faceless freshmen in Congress and into the national spotlight.His point of entry: harsh criticism of the way the government deals with welfare, unwed mothers, and illegitimate...
Jerry Costello
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON wanted a budget and needed a vote.Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, had a vote and wanted $60 million for Scott Air Force Base."Timing," Costello said, "is everything."With only one vote to spare, the president got his first budget,...
Johnson's 3 Td Passes Help Illinois Breeze 47-7
Saturday's Illinois-Iowa football slaughter was one of those classics where the game was over once the coin was tossed. Really.Illinois deferred its choice after winning the flip and seized upon a strong southeast wind in the first quarter, forcing two...
Jubilance Invades Haiti Aristide Returns, Prepares to Nurture a Democracy
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide proudly set foot Saturday in the nation he was forced to flee three years ago, his persecutors gone and his people dancing to the promise of a society reborn.His return completes the first phase of a world effort to sow...
Judicial Diversity: Clinton Appointing More Blacks, Women to U.S. Bench
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON is naming women and minorities to federal judgeships at a rate of three for every five vacancies, a far greater proportion than any president in history.But despite his effort, in 15 states the federal bench remains exclusively...
Late Touchdown Lifts Penn State over Michigan
Penn State detractors have been saying the Nittany Lions were running up big scores against weak competition. They can't say that anymore, not after the Lions won this battle of heavyweights.Kerry Collins threw his third touchdown pass, a 16-yarder to...
Light Trucks Face Heavy Problem
When automobiles were shrunk in the 1970s to improve gasoline mileage and decrease air pollution, people who needed to tow trailers bought light trucks.What will those people do now that the government wants to downsize light trucks?By the mid-1980s...
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Has an Encore in Alton
Under a sky the color of pewter, Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln debated again on Saturday in Alton, in a square crowded with people and things from another time.Microphones amplified the voices of the two men, and the buzz of a small plane once...
Linda Allard: The Real Woman Behind Ellen Tracy & Company
LIKE BETTY Crocker, Ellen Tracy is a figment of the imagination. Forty-five years ago, when Herbert Gallen started a New York blouse company, he made up the brand name that is now synonymous with go-to-work clothes for the woman who likes high quality...
Manager's Job Probably Is Torre's-If He Wants It
New Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty seems to want Joe Torre to stay as his manager, to give Torre the benefit of the doubt, as it were, for one bad Cardinals season out of four.It appears that the choice to stay or go will be Torre's. Torre,...
Missouri River Wine Country Communities Join Forces for Tourism
YOU SEE YOURSELF in certain landscapes; you imagine yourself there long enough and hard enough, and pretty soon - darn if your dreams don't magically become three-dimensional!This is what happened to Charlie Staats, Civil War re-enactor, farmer in some...
Montgomerie Faces Els for Match-Play Title
Four months ago, Ernie Els beat Colin Montgomerie in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open. The two will meet again Sunday, this time over 36 holes in Virginia Water, England, to determine the winner of the World Match Play Championship.Els, after...
Morning Briefing
How desperate is Upon Further Review to find sports to talk about? We were fascinated by a wire story on the new sport of balf.No, balf is not the result of a six-hour binge at a Mexican food buffet. It is a combination of golf and baseball, using a...
Mouse Trap Disneyland, Other Teams Challenge Rams for Fans
If St. Louis is a baseball town, this is a mouse town. The most visible landmark in St. Louis is the Gateway Arch. Here, it's Space Mountain at Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth.Mickey's home is on Harbor Boulevard, a land of Econo Lodge, Denny's,...
Move Suits Mckeon as Bills Take Boot
After Indiana defeated St. Louis University 4-0 last month, Hoosiers soccer coach Jerry Yeagley suggested that the Billikens' Matt McKeon was out of position at center back.Yeagley thought that McKeon, at 6 feet 2, was too tall and not quite mobile enough...
Musings on a Much-Needed Performing Arts Complex
I SAT next to Richard C.D. Fleming at dinner the other night. He's a newcomer to St. Louis, about three months on the job, and we talked the usual long-timer-to-newcomer things - schools, neighborhoods, grocery stores, restaurants.He likes St. Louis,...
NBA Game Leaves Promoter Smiling
As the spectators filed out of the new Kiel Center into the crisp night Friday flush with excitement, Joe Yates was backstage. Smiling smugly.Yates, promoter for the Oct. 28 National Basketball Association exhibition game between the New York Knicks...
Neiman-Marcus Beckons Publicist Down the Mall
WEEK'S WRAP: Neiman-Marcus' GM, John Deutschman, has gone all the way - across the Plaza Frontenac mall to Saks Fifth Avenue - and plucked pufflicity chief and fashion doyen Karen Doll, who had been with Saks for 13 years. Previously, Deutschmann hired...
New Life Man Survives Cancer, Plans Marathon Run
Ron Covilli walked slowly into the dark, quiet auditorium that was covered with homemade signs and decorations. Soon it would come alive for the Duchesne High homecoming dance in St. Charles.He gazed at the stage where the homecoming queen would be crowned,...
No. 1 East Rules in Hazelwood Rhodes' Late Td Seals 21-9 Win over Central
On a day when giants Hazelwood East and Hazelwood Central clashed in a Suburban North Conference football showdown, leave it to diminutive Ricardo Rhodes to steal the spotlight.After Hazelwood Central scored on a 36-yard touchdown catch by Corey Williams,...
Non-Farmers Also Benefit from the Crp
Most people think of the Conservation Reserve as a program for farmers, but many participants spend more time in town than they do on the farm.Participants identified by the Post-Dispatch include a lawyer, a psychiatrist, a beer distributor, a retired...
Novel Ideas Try to Bring Races Closer Together
WHEN IT COMES to issues of race, St. Louisans are incredibly thoughtful.That was my impression after going over more than 150 entries in my St. Louis Connections contest. In my column, I asked readers to submit ideas individuals could pursue to help...
Of the People Odell Mitchell Jr. Was Part of the Picture
ODELL MITCHELL JR. has worked in the Post-Dispatch photo department for a dozen years, shooting everything from tragedy to frivolity, from apartment house fires in the heart of the city to trails of chiffon on the runways of fashion.About four years...
Our Fantasies Are Getting Ahead of Our Sex Lives
If Jesse Helms had known it would come out this way, he might have mortgaged the state of North Carolina to come up with the research funds. But when the conservative senator put the kibosh on federal money for a study of sex back in 1991, he didn't...
Ozark Highroad Started out on Fast Track to Critics, `Emergency' Label Masked Political Favor
Amidst the green hills of the Ozarks, workers have cleared land for the first interchange of the Ozark Mountain Highroad - a $150 million highway that was approved in record time in 1992 after it was declared an "economic emergency."Supporters of the...
Ozone Hole Stabilizing, NASA Scientists Believe
The menacing ozone hole over Antarctica remains large and deep, but it's no longer getting worse, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The loss of the essential atmospheric gas appears to have leveled off.Nevertheless, atmospheric...
Package Delivery Is on Hold for Service Personnel in Persian Gulf
For now, anyway, Americans deployed to the Persian Gulf will have to get along without packages from home. Until further notice, it's letters only.That was the word Friday from the Military Postal Services Agency of Arlington, Va.Air Force Maj. Robert...
Pattonville in 4a Final vs. Hawks
After Saturday's second Missouri Class 4A semifinal softball game, Hazelwood Central pitcher Tracy Remspecher did her best impression of Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith.She was ecstatic because of her Hawks' 3-0 victory over Mehlville after Pattonville...
Penn State Gets 1st Tests, Passes against Michigan
When Penn State was winning by wide margins in the first five games this season, coach Joe Paterno wondered aloud how his team would be tested in a close game.How would the Nittany Lions do when they had to put together a long drive? How would they do...
People
Get this: WARREN BEATTY, he of the roving eye, says that marriage has set him free.Beatty says that settling down with ANNETTE BENING "has improved my relationship with women, because there's no pressure on me and on them."Now, he says, flirting is as...
Pga Championship Grows Up, Maybe a Little Too Fast
The Professional Golfers' Association of America has worked overtime to enhance the image of its prized annual tournament, the PGA Championship.Once known as golf's "fourth major," the PGA Championship in recent years has become a first-class, prime-time...
Planned Budget Cuts Draw Ire of Italians
In a heady spring of renewal, political rookie Silvio Berlusconi came to power promising Italy a million jobs and no new taxes. Now, in a restless and noisy autumn six months later, Berlusconi is the focus of economic disarray and social discontent among...
Plans for '96 Olympic Track Events Behind Schedule
With the 1996 Summer Olympics still nearly two years away, it is curious that the schedules for competition in all sports but the flagship event, track and field, have been approved."Somebody had to be last, I guess," said Amadeo Francis of Puerto Rico,...
Police/courts
The following incidents are among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: A man arrested Friday night as a suspect in a double homicide...