St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 17, 1996

5 Black Church Groups Pool Consumer Efforts
Five black religious groups are starting a new company that will pool the purchasing power of black consumers to give them greater access to a wide variety of goods and services.Leaders of the for-profit company, Revelation Corp. of America, said the...
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Abnormality in the Chest Can Cause Winding
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm a 45-year-old woman. I have pectus excavatum, which I have little information about, except that it involves the sternum. I've never been an Olympic athlete, but I have tried to maintain an exercise program.But I've noticed of...
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Alexander a Happy House Hunter
On the surface, the choice appeared to be a no-brainer. When you're a high school football standout and Nebraska comes calling, you jump at the chance.But the Cornhuskers' back-to-back national titles had little to do with Dan Alexander's decision...
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Allied Stock off 21% as Earnings Fall
Allied Healthcare Products Inc.'s stock fell 21 percent Tuesday as investors continued to frown on the company's prediction of disappointing earnings.St. Louis-based Allied makes respiratory and gas equipment for hospitals and the home health care and...
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A Political Marketplace
Steve Forbes, magazine publisher and author of a munificently funded presidential campaign, brings to politics some of the brio of another wealthy American publisher, James Gordon Bennett, who liked mutton chops. A lot.A regular at a Monte Carlo restaurant...
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Area Girl among Anglers Reeling in State Records
In 1995 Missourians took to heart the old saying "records are made to be broken." Show-Me State anglers set state fishing records in 14 categories.The Missouri Department of Conservation recognizes state-record catches in two categories - "Pole Line...
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Bid to Gain Favor for Metrolink under Way Public Financing Is Sought for Extension, Bus System
A campaign was begun Tuesday to gain public support to finance the extension of MetroLink into St. Charles County and support a feeder bus system throughout the county.Civic and business leaders have organized a group, St. Charles Countians for Proposition...
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Blues Routed; Keenan Apologizes Oilers Roll 5-1; Hull: `Worst Game Ever'
After another sorry Blues performance, coach Mike Keenan felt compelled to issue a personal apology to the club's supporters.His team wandered onto the Kiel Center ice and took a 5-1 thrashing from the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. So the Blues...
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Blues Routed: Keenan Apologizes on This Night, Cujo Could Dog It Oilers Stymie Blues, Give Goalie Relaxing Evening
Curtis Joseph was scheduled to make an emotional return to Kiel Center to face his old team Tuesday. But his new team, the Edmonton Oilers, ruined it. They gave him the night off."I just thank every guy in this room for a tremendous performance," said...
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Board Doesn't Vote on Rehiring Shannon `It Might Be All over, Finished,' Coach Says
Just as he had always asked of his players, coach Bob Shannon gave it his all Tuesday night. He asked the East St. Louis School Board to take him back as head coach of the Flyers, the football team he led to six state titles in 19 years.After more...
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Briefs
MISSOURI DES PERES City Official Retires Suddenly</P><P>Ronald R. Martin, the director of the Des Peres Public Safety Department, has retired abruptly.</P><P>City Administrator Douglas Harms said Martin, 51, announced his ...
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Briefs
WORLD CHINA Foreign Business News Gets Regulated</P><P>In another attempt to control dissemination of foreign information in China, an official order Tuesday said foreign economic news services must be regulated by the government.</P><P>China's...
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Carnahan Is Way out in Front of Challengers in Fund-Raising
Gov. Mel Carnahan has more than $1.1 million in the bank for this year's re-election campaign. That's more than five times the tally of his closest Republican challenger.The latest campaign reports show that Carnahan, a Democrat, raised $702,587 during...
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Carnahan Seeks Cut in State's Sales Tax Economy Pushes Revenue over Cap
Beginning this spring, consumers could save a few pennies on a bag of groceries, a quarter on a $100 dress and $37 on a reasonably priced midsize car.The cost of those and other goods would edge down under a $150 million tax cut recommended Tuesday...
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Chechen Rebels Repel Russians Fellow Gunmen Take More Hostages
Chechen rebels holding scores of hostages resisted a Russian onslaught for a second day Tuesday as fellow rebel gunmen seized 30 more hostages in Chechnya and commandeered a Turkish ferryboat with 165 people on board.Sporadic rocket and artillery attacks...
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Clover Ball in Doubt at Jewish Hospital
HOSPITAL CONFAB: The big question for today's board meeting of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis Auxiliary is whether the hospital will shed its every-five-years Clover Ball, since the infirmary has been gobbled up by BJC Health Services. The auxiliary...
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Committee Oks Overhaul of Special School Board
The Senate Education Committee gave quick approval Tuesday to a bill that would eliminate the Special School District board elected by voters and replace it with a two-tiered governing system chosen by school board members.Sen. Wayne Goode, D-Normandy...
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Contests Shaping Up for 4 Spots as Aldermen in April 2 Election
The eight-member O'Fallon Board of Aldermen could have plenty of new faces after the April 2 election.Four seats are up for grabs, and already two people have announced they will run for each of those. More candidates are expected to file the necessary...
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Courier Out-Tantrums Tarango
Tempers flared predictably when Jim Courier and Jeff Tarango dueled Wednesday at the Australian Open, an ugly-American match of umpire baiting and racket throwing.Courier, twice champion of the Australian, vented his frustration by flinging his racket...
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Cream of the Wrestling Crop
Individual rankings by weight class: 103 - 1. Ben Garner, Francis Howell; 2. Kevin Greenwood, O'Fallon; 3. Steve Bryant, Bethalto; 4. Marcus Brandt, Marquette; 5. Dan Lilledahl, Oakville; 6. Tyran Harris, Hazelwood East. 112 - 1. Matt Ridings, Hazelwood...
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Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONLook for the Jets to make their playoff push now that netminder Nikolai Khabibulin has recovered from his sprained knee. It's amazing they won the six games they did after Khabibulin went down Nov. 30. Replacement Tim Cheveldae is remarkably...
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`Cujo' Is Top Cat in Return to Kiel Frisky Oilers Roar Past Listless Blues
Curtis Joseph wanted to come out snarling against his old teammates Tuesday night at Kiel Center.But by the end of the night, "Cujo" was ready to roll over and get a belly rub. What a relaxing way to spend a winter night! His new team, the Edmonton...
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Debate on Education Becoming Political
IF YOU'VE been to any meetings on public education in the past few years, you'd have a tough time missing Frances Shands.A retired education professor at St. Louis University, Shands is very critical of the state's plans to revamp public education....
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Dioxin Sites to Get New Testing
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will test several dioxin sites in eastern Missouri to determine if other contaminants are present that could end up in the incinerator at Times Beach.A company hired to review the incinerator project has criticized...
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Don't Worry, Be Happy
The magazine cover headline proclaims cheerily: "Cheer up, America! It's Not as Bad as You Think." No, it's not. It's worse.I don't want to sound too much like a grouch, but, let's face it: Why let a smile be your umbrella when you can use an umbrella?That...
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Duchesne Holds off Rosary to Advance to Semifinal Tonight
The Duchesne High Pioneers faced a real challenge Monday. And they responded to it.Playing the host school in the opening round of the 31st Rosary Invitational Basketball Tournament, the Pioneers managed to slip by the Rebels 66-65.Fourth-seeded Duchesne...
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Edgar Spares Life of Woman on Death Row
Though she wasn't looking for it, murderer Guinevere Garcia found mercy Tuesday, just hours before she was supposed to be executed.Gov. Jim Edgar commuted Garcia's death sentence. He said Garcia's crime and the circumstances surrounding it did not warrant...
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Ex-Ira Member Weary of Battle over Residency
THE PRETTIEST snowfall in memory had finally turned into a depressing hodgepodge of slush and ice, and even the small log burning in the fireplace seemed worn out and tired and ready to quit.The man who absent-mindedly poked at the log was in tune with...
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Family Briefs
The cost of retirement: How much money do you think you'll need to retire? In a survey of 1,000 adults conducted for the Lutheran Brotherhood insurance company, the median response was $25,453 a year in today's dollars. Thirty-seven percent said $30,000...
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Fan Mail Is Big Business for la Firm
HOW'D YOU like to answer 100,000 letters a month?Jack Tamkin doesn't mind. It's his business. Tamkin's Los Angeles-based Studio Fan Mail service handles responses for such TV stars as Tim Allen ("Home Improvement"), Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark") and David...
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Fan Mail: Thorny Issue for Celebrities
YOU LIKE a star, you love a show.You send a card to tell them so.But will they see the note you wrote?Maybe yes, maybe no.It can break your heart to write a letter to a celebrity you adore - and not get a response. Did you touch them in some way? Did...
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Fee-for-All Phone Companies Have a Lot Riding on Interactive TV
The phone companies call it "Tele-TV," but there might be a better name for it: Toll TV.Sure, the next generation of telephone lines may very well handle voice and video calls, Internet access and an unlimited number of interactive television channels...
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Girls Find Less to like on the Tube, Survey Says
GIRLS LIKE what they see on TV less than boys, according to a recent survey, and both sexes tend to invent television characters who are glamorous models, movie stars or professional athletes more frequently than teachers, lawyers or firefighters.Girls...
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Gretzky Status Is Quo
Representatives of Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings met Tuesday with no resolution to the impasse that might lead to Gretzky's leaving Los Angeles and landing in St. Louis.Although the Kings and Gretzky's agent, Mike Barnett, put a positive s...
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Growing Pains Snack Foods, Mexican Fare Adding Pounds to Americans
Americans are eating four times as much Mexican food and three times as much popcorn and pretzels as they did two decades ago. We are managing to eat less fat but putting on the pounds anyway.An Agriculture Department survey of 5,500 Americans in 1994...
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High Court Denies Protection for Lotus Computer Program
The Supreme Court denied legal protection for a user-friendly component of a popular computer program Tuesday but sputtered off the information highway without resolving the broader question of how copyright law might guard software firms.The 4-4...
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Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify to Congress
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she would testify to Congress if that's what it takes to put Whitewater behind her.Beaming at "I Trust Hillary" signs and likening her critics to neighborhood bullies, Mrs. Clinton basked in the cheers of her...
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Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South High School, 650 West Mexico Road, St. Peters, must attain a grade-point average of 3.0 and have no grade lower than a C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Ninth GradeStacey...
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Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt North, 1230 Tom Ginnever Avenue, O'Fallon, must achieve a grade-point average of 3.0 with no D or F grades to qualify for honor roll. These students are on the first-quarter list:Ninth GradeKristina Alderman, Melissa Allen,...
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Infectious Diseases Returning Worldwide Scientist: Ear More Vulnerable Than Ever
Infectious diseases are on a global rebound, killing thousands more Americans, surviving potent antibiotics and possibly evolving into stronger bugs as the climate changes, a coalition of doctors warned Tuesday.The world is "more vulnerable than ever...
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Interracial Adoption: Still Difficult
AN ADOPTED Scottish-Irish infant brought so much joy to Ron and Paula Smith that they knew they were meant to be adoptive parents.Paula Smith, who had several miscarriages before deciding to adopt, didn't expect to hit obstacles in trying to adopt another...
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Kentucky Rolls; 86 in First Half
Kentucky's second-ranked Wildcats made themselves at home in Baton Rouge, La., scoring 86 points in the first half of Tuesday night's game en route to a 129-97 thrashing of Louisiana State.The Wildcats' first-half explosion ranks them 13th in points...
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K.E. Wischmeyer; Architect in Area for Many Years
Kenneth E. Wischmeyer, an architect in St. Louis for many years, died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 1996) at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield after a brief illness. He was 87 and lived in west St. Louis County.Mr. Wischmeyer was born and raised in St. Louis....
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Lady Pioneers Fall to State Champ Cor Jesu
The Cor Jesu Academy Chargers were undefeated Class 4A state champions a year ago. This season, they're 13-2 and ranked second behind Parkway South in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll.The Chargers came to St. Charles Monday to take on Duchesne,...
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Loss of Freedom Goes with the Turf
KEVIN KLINE and his wife, Phoebe Cates, have two preschool-aged children.They don't have much of a social life.Neither does anybody else with preschoolers, but in the case of two famous actors, you'd think it might somehow be different.It's not, though....
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Mac May Go Looking as Merger Talks End Mcdonnell May Seek Acquisitions
The end of McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s merger talks with Boeing Co. could mark the beginning of its push for a different deal, analysts say.McDonnell might need an acquisition to send its space business into orbit, lift its helicopter business to new...
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Maine's Cohen Is Leaving Senate
Sen. William Cohen's surprise decision to retire - in mid-career and in no obvious electoral jeopardy - is fresh evidence that modern-day politics is squeezing the moderates out of Washington.Cohen, R-Maine, on Tuesday became the 13th current senator...
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Manager Opts for Buyout as At&t Lays off 2,000
Kevin Cantwell was supposed to be giving layoff notices to fellow employees at AT&T's office building at Woods Mill Road and Highway 40 (Interstate 64) Tuesday. Instead, he was starting a new life without Ma Bell.AT&T Corp. issued between 2,000 and...
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Mckinney Clamps Press on New Foe
Basketball can wear on a coach, eat at his insides, tear at his edges. Most games are a thrill ride through the central nervous system. Recruiting is a succession of anxious interviews, high hopes and dramatic lows.Fontbonne College's Lee McKinney...
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Missouri Nips Ou for Fifth Win in Row Sutherland Jump-Starts Mu with 21
In a torrid, exhilarating basketball game broadcast nationally on ESPN Monday night, the Missouri Tigers continued to distance themselves from the trudging, underachieving start to a season of great expectations.Before 13,300 fans at a downright vibrant...
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More and More, C-USA Looks like Bear(cat) to Foes
Maybe Conference USA Commissioner Mike Slive ought to mail the championship trophy to Cincinnati now. Avoid the March Madness rush."Cincinnati is the best team in the country," Marquette coach Mike Deane said Monday. "The most powerful, most physical...
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Morning Briefing
Former United Chief Named Head Of USAir</P><P>Stephen M. Wolf, the former United Chief Named Head Of USAir Stephen M. Wolf, the former United Airlines chairman who engineered a massive employee buyout, was chosen Tuesday to become chairman ...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Only In America: A grocery clerk who's a Washington Redskins fan gets fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers shirt to a workplace where only Dallas Cowboys shirts were permitted. And, in the true American spirit, the clerk says he might hire a lawyer...
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Mr. Edgar's Principled Decision
Gov. Jim Edgar took a principled and politically courageous stand on Tuesday when he commuted the death sentence of Guinevere Garcia, who had been scheduled to become the first woman executed in Illinois since 1938.The reason cited by the governor is...
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Mu to Have Full House in Backfield
The University of Missouri football program, with seven running backs already on scholarship, has oral commitments from seven more with three weeks remaining in the recruiting season.Some of the incoming backs could be switched to other positions. But...
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'My Friends Aren't Monsters' Three Young, Black Males - Good Citizens All - Reflect on Crime, Stereotypes and a Society They Consider Hostile to Them and Their Peers
ONE of the three moved to Kirkwood last year, another has lived there most of his life, and the third hails from north St. Louis. Three young black males - none a dropout, none a criminal, none a menace to society. Yet all three believe recent crime...
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Nation's Banks Enjoy Another Good Year
Citicorp, Chemical Banking Corp. and other major U.S. banks said Tuesday that fourth-quarter earnings rose more than expected thanks to a rally on Wall Street and profitable non-lending businesses.The results capped the fourth straight year of record...
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NATO Moves to Guard Sarajevo Utilities from Serbs
Alarmed by Serb threats to leave their suburbs stripped bare and burning, the U.S. commander of NATO in Bosnia sent troops Tuesday to guard water, gas and electrical stations in Sarajevo.French troops encountered no resistance when they took control...
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Neon Deion? What about Plain Wayne?
The Wayne Gretzky Drama is fascinating.We're seeing the power of a superstar athlete. We're seeing how easy it is for someone such as Gretzky to use the media to manipulate his own team.Gretzky wants more money and security. He is dictating personnel...
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Net Companies See Prosperity, and Shakeout
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, predictions about the fate of the Internet during the coming year flowed as freely as the soft drinks at the convention snack bars.It was the first time so many on-line companies had gathered at...
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No. 1 Granite City Keeps Rolling, but Wary of 3rd-Ranked Bethalto
Granite City solidified its No. 1 ranking in Illinois high school wrestling by winning the Geneseo tournament last weekend. The Warriors outscored No. 2 Chicago Mount Carmel by 15 points, ending Mount Carmel's four-year unbeaten streak.Granite City and...
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No Free Days for School Misbehavior
Students and teachers alike need a safe environment conducive to learning. Educational reform movements usually revolve around curricula, but their success is tightly connected to a school's discipline policy.About the only major disciplinary change...
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Oates, Ranford Boost Boston
Adam Oates scored twice, and Bill Ranford had 34 saves in his first start for the Bruins as Boston defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Tuesday night in East Rutherford, N.J.The win was the Bruins' second in four days over the Devils, and it allowed...
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Obituaries
Grace K. FlahertyGrace K. Flaherty, 89, of St. Peters, died Monday (Jan. 15, 1996) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital.Mrs. Flaherty was retired after working as an executive secretary for the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Conn.The funeral Mass will be...
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Old Computers Give Up the Ghost, and the Gold
Before you toss that dated computer, think twice - it may be worth more than you imagined.Electronic Recovery Specialists has found its fortune in other people's garbage. The Chicago company buys and breaks down old computers for the gold and other...
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On the Hot Sheet Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme at Top of Most-Stolen List for Fourth Year
For the fourth year in a row, America's car thieves have given Oldsmobile an unwanted endorsement: Models of the Cutlass Supreme were the nation's most stolen cars in 1995.In fact, Cutlasses captured the top three spots on the list of most stolen cars...
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Owners Mull Interleague Play
Interleague play, which would be the most revolutionary change in baseball since the designated hitter was introduced in 1973, appeared to be gaining support Tuesday as owners started arriving in Los Angeles for the winter meetings.Philadelphia Phillies...
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Panthers Enjoy Trio of Dual Triumphs North Dips Ritenour, Westminster, Mma
The Fort Zumwalt North swimming team enjoyed one of the best weeks in the program's history last week, going 3-0 in dual competition.The Panthers are 6-2 in duals this season."We did an excellent job," coach Roger Eastman said. "I felt pretty go od...
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Parenting Teens Needs Balance Key Is to Give Them Respect, Loosen Reins
YOUR 13-year-old bursts through the front door, huffing and puffing, so psyched about something that she can barely contain herself.Mom! The biggest hunk in school invited me to a party tonight and I just can't wait to go!No way, you say.But why?BECAUSE...
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Party-Crashers Write the Book on Meeting Stars
IT WAS 1985. Michael Jackson was filming a Pepsi commercial. His hair met a flash pot. The fiery outcome became legendary.Bret Saxon and Steve Stein were there, camera in hand."We were thinking, `This is a $1 million picture.' We saw the glow on his...
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Penned Up? Weak Coaching, Defense Could Be Pittsburgh's Playoff Pall
There are two reasons to doubt that the Penguins are true Stanley Cup contenders.First, coach Eddie Johnston is a non-factor. He manages to get the players on and off the ice on line changes, but that's it. He has no command of his team.He stands around...
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People
With a new book to sell, SALMAN RUSHDIE is tiptoeing back into public life. He, you may remember, is the author marked for death by the late AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI for allegedly blaspheming Islam.Now he's plugging his work on live national television,...
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People in Business
Lindner Funds promoted Robert Buettner to portfolio co-manager of the Lindner Bulwark Fund. He had been a researcher responsible for analyzing short-sale opportunities for the fund. Buettner joins Larry Callahan and Eric Ryback on the fund's management...
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Pierce, in Search of Old Magic, Adds Drops, Lobs to Repertoire
It must mean something when a fan with a spiky mohawk has "Mary" written in blue block letters on both sides of his head, "Pierce" on both his muscular arms, and he's waving a sign that reads: "Sexy Hotshot Mary."Is it crazy love or sick infatuation,...
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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 an area court: VIOLENT DEATHSNorth St. Louis County: Richard A. Giardina, 34, of Gimlin Place in the Spanish...
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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 an area court: VIOLENT DEATHSNorth St. Louis County: Richard A. Giardina, 34, of Gimlin Place in the Spanish...
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Police Find Guns in Car of Officer Who Shot Teen
Investigators trying to determine if a St. Louis police officer planted a gun on a robbery suspect he fatally shot have recovered a .22-caliber pistol, a tear gas gun and a toy pistol from the trunk of his patrol car, the Post-Dispatch has learned.The...
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Pop the Question? Don't Delay
Dear Abby: For the last eight years, my widowed mother-in-law has been practically living with a man whose wife had been in a nursing home in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Recently, his wife died. My mother-in-law, who is in her early 70s,...
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Project's `New Money' Prospect Persuades Mayor
After taking another look at the proposed mega entertainment complex that would be developed just east of Mid Rivers Mall, St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown said he will sign an ordinance that was passed unanimously at last week's aldermanic meeting.He hasn't...
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Republican Senators Take Success on Tour
Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., and other freshman Republican senators embarked on a national tour Tuesday to tout their first-year accomplishments - and blame President Bill Clinton and the Democrats for blocking much of the GOP agenda.The Republican...
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Riverfront Blight
A flashing, 12-story casino sign across the Mississippi River from the Gateway Arch would be an aesthetic abomination.The Casino Queen should scrap the idea. If it won't, Mayor Gordon Bush and the East St. Louis City Council should rescind last week's...
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Second Deputy Announces Campaign in Democratic Primary Race for Sheriff
Sgt. J.R. Copeland of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is the second sheriff's deputy to announce that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for sheriff in the primary election Aug. 6.Copeland, 44, has 12 years in law enforcement: three...
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Seeing the Light at Last
House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich has finally said the words the world's financial markets have been waiting to hear: The Republicans will find a way to raise the debt ceiling, permitting the U.S. Treasury to continue to borrow the money...
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Senator Pushes for Chain Gangs `It's a Good Idea to Make It Degrading'
The sound of the prison chain gang, revived last spring in Alabama, could be heard soon in Missouri.Sen. Bill Kenney, R-Lee's Summit, testified Tuesday in a Senate hearing that the use of leg shackles and bright prison jumpsuits could deter crime."Right...
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South Florida's Atkins Got the Point of His Game Early
These super conferences have their drawbacks. For instance, by joining new Conference USA, South Florida's basketball team picked up wintertime trips from Tampa to Milwaukee, Cincinnati and St. Louis.It's supposed to be 77 degrees today in the Tampa-St....
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Sports Shorts
New Football League, NFL Will Butt Helmets</P><P>Former National Football League quarterbacks Joe Kapp and Craig Morton announced plans Tuesday for a new football league they said would begin play in September.</P><P>The enterprise,...
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Suns Play It Again with Fitzsimmins as Head Coach
Paul Westphal was fired as coach of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, becoming the fall guy for an injury-depleted team that has struggled to a 14-19 record three years after reaching the National Basketball Association finals.Westphal, dismissed by Suns...
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Suns Play It Again with Fitzsimmons as Head Coach
Hailed as a hero for guiding the Phoenix Suns to the NBA finals three years ago but labeled a loser when his team of walking wounded fell below .500, coach Paul Westphal was fired Tuesday.Westphal, dismissed by Suns President and owner Jerry Colangelo,...
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Suns Play It Again with Fitzsimmons as Head Coach
Paul Westphal was fired as coach of the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, becoming the fall guy for an injury-depleted team that has struggled to a 14-19 record three years after reaching the National Basketball Association finals.Westphal, dismissed by Suns...
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Testing Natural Medicine
In 1992, the National Institutes of Health established an Office of Alternative Medicine to provide grants to test whether the growing plethora of so-called natural medical remedies really works The idea is to apply scientific standards and peer review...
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The Book on Switzer: He Knows His Role
Here's betting that the Dallas Cowboys will beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. By at least two touchdowns.And here's betting that Cowboys coach Barry Switzer won't follow up the big win by writing a self-help business book detailing his...
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There's No Pleasing This Texas Mother
Dear Ann Landers: This letter is prompted by a column in which a reader wrote, "Love your mother because she may not be around long." My mother cut out that column and mailed it to me.My wife and I both have been in counseling for years because of my...
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'Tooning In: Teens Show Cool with Character (or Two)
KIDS HAVE ALWAYS loved them, and so have adults with a nose for nostalgia.Now, high school and college students - generally not the traditional audience - have developed a craving for merchandise embellished with the cartoons of their childhood.Companies...
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Tournament Victory Tells Panthers' Tale: They Have Arrived
Jon Gibbs has been waiting a long time for this."I can remember having reporters calling me, asking me how it felt after we'd lost a dual or finished poorly in a tournament," said Gibbs, wrestling coach at Fort Zumwalt North High. "It was hard to find...
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Ue Gives Old Bills New Look Residential Bills Will Be Easier to Read
Get ready for a new look to your old electric bill.Starting this month, Union Electric Co. will send most Missouri customers new bills that UE says are easier to read and process.Residential and small-business customers will get the new bills; large...
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`Wildlife Warriors' Tells of War on Poachers
DON'T expect pretty animal pictures from the National Geographic special "Wildlife Warriors" (7 tonight on Channel 5), although there are some.But along with elephants on the plain and rhinos in the bush of Botswana, there are also elephants shot...
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