St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 31, 1996

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747's Landing Gear Divides Investigators Some Cite It as Indication of Bomb on Plane
Front landing gear recovered from the wreckage of TWA Flight 800 divided investigators Tuesday seeking to find the cause of the disaster, officials said.For a week, James Kallstrom, the assistant director of the FBI in charge of the investigation, said...
747"s Landing Gear Shows Blast Damage Discovery Is Called an Indication of Bomb
The front landing gear of the Boeing 747 that crashed in the Atlantic July 17 shows damage from a blast inside the plane, the first clear physical evidence that the plane was brought down by a bomb, federal investigators said Tuesday night.The landing...
Amendment Seen as Way to Keep Pace with Schools Ballot Issue Would Raise District Bonding Capacity
Officials of the two biggest school districts in St. Charles County say passage next Tuesday of Amendment 2 is vital to helping cure the headache of needing to build more schools but not being able to issue the bonds for them.The amendment would raise...
American Women Are Spiked, Too
Pfffft.That deflating sound is the lost hopes of America's two indoor volleyball teams, spiked from medal contention despite a huge home-court advantage. The U.S. women were eliminated by defending gold-medalist Cuba in straight sets (15-1, 15-10, 15-12)...
Around the Venues
U.S. Baseball Has A Dutch Treat, 17-1The American baseball team turned up the volume in the first inning for five runs, including two on a homer by Matthew LeCroy, and went on to trounce the Netherlands 17-1 Tuesday at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium....
Baby Arrives Early, Just in Time for Bath
Giving birth under water used to be more popular than it is now. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, pregnant women tried to persuade their doctors and hospitals to have the right to use the LeBoyer method. Four years ago, a British obstetrician wanted to take...
Baerga Arrives in Limo, Lifts Mets with Pinch-Hit
Carlos Baerga, in his first at-bat since being traded by the Cleveland Indians, hit a pinch-hit single that capped a two-run eighth inning to rally New York past visiting Pittsburgh 5-4 Tuesday night in the first game of a doubleheader.Baerga, who arrived...
Baumgartner Wrestles with Idealist Goals
Bruce Baumgartner may be the Last Olympian.That's an overstatement, of course. But Baumgartner - the decorated American freestyle wrestler - clearly represents the old-fashioned, amateur virtues that slowly are being Dream-Teamed out of the Games.So...
Bear Stearns Pays Big Bucks to Execs
Bear Stearns Cos. will once again make its top executives - President and Chief Executive James E. Cayne and Chairman Alan C. Greenberg - among the most highly paid on Wall Street.The sixth-largest U.S. securities firm will pay a group of top execu tives...
Being Homesick Led Michael J. Fox Back to TV
MICHAEL J. Fox had such a great experience the first time he did a television series that he considered never doing one again.Fox, who played conservative teen Alex P. Keaton in the long-running NBC sitcom "Family Ties," says his anxiety about returning...
Book It: Refresh Reading Habit On-Line
Maybe your vacation is around the corner, or you just can't bear another minute of the Olympics on TV. The idea of hunkering down with a good book is as refreshing as an tall iced tea on a sweltering summer day.Contrary to popular belief, technology...
Bosox Trade Mitchell to Reds, Moyer to Seattle
The Boston Red Sox insisted they wouldn't conduct a fire sale as the trading deadline approached.But Tuesday, the Sox shipped away two more veterans, acquiring three young players in return as they start to build a foundation for the 1997 season.First,...
Briefs
WORLD HIJACKING 2 Suspects Arrested In Germany Two men who allegedly helped plan the hijacking of a Spanish airliner to Miami were arrested Tuesday in southwestern Germany, German television said. The men were arrested in Saarbruecken after they arrived...
Briefs
MISSOURISPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICTCourt Upholds Damage Award For BorsaA state appeals court upheld on Tuesday a damage award of nearly $350,000 to John Borsa, who sued the Special School District of St. Louis County after he was hired and then fired as...
Burroughs, Tucker: Local Nike Qualifiers
A Monday qualifying round provided an opportunity for local golfers to hop on the Nike Tour and try their stroke at a $200,000 purse as it visits St. Louis this week.But after play was completed Tuesday due to Monday showers, the 14 Monday qualifiers...
Centennial Park Opens amid Fear of Terrorists
They returned Tuesday to Centennial Olympic Park - thousands of people buoyed by hope, prayers and a gritty determination not to give in to terrorism or their own fears.The park reopened some 80 hours after a homemade bomb exploded during an early morning...
Charges Fly over TV Spots Comptroller, Challenger Are Trading Accusations
The two candidates for St. Louis comptroller are crying foul over each other's TV ads.Alderman James Shrewsbury, D-16th Ward, and Comptroller Darlene Green are competing in the Aug. 6 primary for the Democratic nomination on the November ballot. Both...
Chemerkin Cleans and Jerks World Record 1,008 1/2 Pounds
Andrey Chemerkin earned the title of "world's strongest man" on Tuesday. Again.And Alexander Kurlovich of Belarus and Manfred Nerlinger of Germany failed in their attempts to make Olympic weightlifting history.Chemerkin, of Russia, the gold medalist...
Christian Coalition Sued by Government
The government on Tuesday charged the Christian Coalition with improperly aiding Republican candidates through its voter guides and other activities.The group spent thousands of dollars to promote the candidacies of figures such as former President George...
Claudette Colbert, 92; Actress Appeared in More Than 60 Films
Claudette Colbert, whose trademark bangs and radiant smile graced such beloved 1930s films as "Midnight," "Cleopatra" and the classic "It Happened One Night," died Tuesday (July 30, 1996). She was 92.Miss Colbert died in Barbados, where she had an oceanfront...
Clinton Signs Bill Giving Taxpayers Right to Sue IRS
President Bill Clinton signed a politically popular bill Tuesday and promised taxpayers greater muscle in disputes with the IRS."You have rights," he declared. "And we will shield them."The measure, known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights II, allows taxpayers...
Cowboys Won't Rush Irvin to Camp
The Dallas Cowboys won't be surprised if wide receiver Michael Irvin arrives at training camp later this week, but they won't be surprised if he doesn't, either."There was a possibility near the end of the week, but it's just as likely he'll get here...
Curators Narrow Their Search for a Fill-In as Um President
The Board of Curators of the University of Missouri is looking to Melvin D. George as a possible temporary fill-in for retiring university president George A. Russell.The board met in closed session Tuesday to talk about an interim president but decided...
Do the Right(s) Thing and Gimme My Tattoo
TO SHAME the wrong-headed reactionaries who complain about government bureaucrats and political correctness, let us return to the story of Adam Gray, tattoo artist and a real insensitive guy.As some may recall from an earlier column, Gray is the tattoo...
Earnhardt Readies Relief Driver Defending Champion's Injuries May Limit Him in Brickyard 400
Dale Earnhardt will be in Indianapolis today, working with relief driver Mike Skinner in that famed black, No. 3 race car.Earnhardt, who suffered a broken left collarbone and a bruised sternum in a spectacular crash in Sunday's DieHard 500 at Talladega...
Electricity in the Air: Bike Is Coming Aug. 13
HOT STUFF: Bommarito Automotive Group's founder, Frank Bommarito, will introduce the first mass-produced electric bicycle to our town on Aug. 13 at his Infiniti showroom in Ellisville. No more pedaling uphill with this baby - it can go at a speed of...
`Evita' Has a Lot to Look at and Plenty to Think About
With a commanding performance by Valerie Perri, breathtaking sets and a superb dance chorus that lives up to the big Muny stage, director-choreographer Larry Fuller gives us an "Evita" with a lot to look at and plenty to think about, too.This is an accomplishment...
Expos Get Leiter from Giants for Scott, Rueter
The Montreal Expos, seeking a veteran starter, acquired right-hander Mark Leiter from the San Francisco Giants for Tim Scott and Kirk Rueter in an all-pitcher trade on Tuesday.Leiter, 33, was 4-10 with a 5.19 earned-run average in 23 appearances with...
Falling Bond Yields Spur Stock Prices
Stocks rose Tuesday as reports of tame inflation drove bond yields lower, helping interest-rate-sensitive bank shares gain. Computer and semiconductor issues furthered the advance.Stocks were buoyed by a report indicating that wages aren't rising fast...
FBI Questions `Hero' Guard Is Suspect in Olympic Blast, Source Says
The "hero" security guard who first reported finding the knapsack bomb that exploded and terrorized the Atlanta Olympics has become a focus of the investigation, a federal law enforcement source said Tuesday."He has been interviewed by the FBI, and as...
Final Reds-Astros Series Is a Big One
The Houston Astros and Cincinnati Reds are looking at their final season series as one of importance."It's exciting to be able to do something in a game like this," said Bill Spiers, who had an eighth inning pinch-homer in Houston's 2-1 win over the...
Five Ring Circus
Show jumper Leslie Burr Howard couldn't get her horse, Extreme, to the Olympics until the last minute. It seems the nag came down with a virus that was slow clearing up.With time running out, Extreme got better and was Federal Express-ed from Connecticut...
FIVE RING CIRCUS Series: OLYMPICS ATLANTA 1996 DAY 13
Show jumper Leslie Burr Howard couldn't get her horse, Extreme, to the Olympics until the last minute. It seems the nag came down with a virus that was slow clearing up.With time running out, Extreme got better and was Federal Express-ed from Connecticut...
Five Vie to Succeed Corcoran Held County Council Position for 18 Years
AFTER NEARLY A quarter-century in municipal government, Overland Mayor Frank Munsch is campaigning for the St. Louis County Council by accusing the county of shortchanging its many cities.Munsch's main opponent in the Democratic primary Tuesday - Robert...
Folkl Saw Games from outside Looking In
The cheapest Olympic opening ceremony ticket Kristin Folkl could track down was going for $670. This was good."Just to see something like that would have been magnificent," she said. "But I'm glad the ticket cost so much. I feel like if you're going...
Frazier Gives Ali a Verbal Stomping
Joe Frazier continues to take punches at Muhammad Ali, his nemesis for 25 years, and on Tuesday, it wasn't pretty.Frazier, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1964, even suggested that God was punishing Ali by making him suffer from Parkinson's syndrome....
Frazier Lashes out at Ali over Torch Lighting
Joe Frazier continues to take punches at Muhammad Ali, his nemesis for 25 years, and on Tuesday, it wasn't pretty.Frazier, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1964, even suggested that God was punishing Ali by making him suffer from Parkinson's syndrome,...
Furniture Brands Rises on Acquisition
Furniture Brands International Inc. of Clayton reported sharply increased earnings and sales for the second quarter, in part because of a major acquisition in December. That's when the company, then known as Interco, bought Thomasville Furniture Industries.Furniture...
Green's Campaign Report Shows Big Coffers, Apparent Violation
Campaign contributions for Comptroller Darlene Green swelled during the past month, allowing the first-time candidate to buy costly TV advertising.Her opponent, Alderman James Shrewsbury, 16th Ward, raised about a third of the sum that Green raised.Shrewsbury...
Henry Doesn't Win Medal; Next Stop: Pro Wrestling
The biggest man ever to compete in the Olympics turned out to be a big bust.Mark Henry, the huge American weightlifter whose size has fascinated people, was unable to lift even his own weight in the finals of the super-heavyweight division on Tuesday.An...
High Blood Calcium Is Suggestive of Cancer
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm a woman, 55, who had surgery four years ago for lung cancer. Now I am told I have elevated blood calcium - the highest at 10.9 during a recent test. A bone scan was negative. What could be causing it? Are there any symptoms I should...
Hot Line on Transit Is Set Up County Seeks Public's Ideas
What do you think about starting a ferry to move people between Madison County and St. Louis?Do you think Granite City needs overpasses to help people get out of a town that is crisscrossed by railroad tracks?Would something as simple as right-turn lanes...
House, Senate Reach Accord on Welfare Bill
House and Senate negotiators wrote a final version of their welfare bill Tuesday, retaining a tough edge that would force people off public rolls and into jobs.President Bill Clinton decided to keep open his veto option."There are a lot of things in...
Housing Authority Must Rise above Average
Though the management of the St. Louis Housing Authority has improved in recent months, the agency still rates only average on the federal grading scale, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.The agency can do at least one thing...
Howell North's Mciver Finds Future in Own Back Yard, at Umsl
As a youngster, Chad McIver dreamed of going away to college to play big-time Division I golf.But with time, he has become more realistic."To play at a big-time school, you have to be a state champion or you have to live in Florida or California, somewhere...
In the Long Run Athlete Raises Money for Aids
Essie Garrett, one of the premier ultramarathon runners in the United States, has been named an Olympic gold medalist by her fans.Her "gold medal" will be bestowed Aug. 21 in the form of financial contributions to help children with AIDS.On Monday, Garrett,...
Jefferies Wounded by `Selfish' Charge
Former Cardinals first baseman Gregg Jefferies took large exception Tuesday to a Philadelphia Daily News column that (a) suggested he be traded and (b) that he was selfish, that he moped, that he has "bad body language" and wasn't a team player."You...
Johnson, Lewis Good as Gold
Michael Johnson won a medal at 400 meters on Monday night to match his golden shoes, but he will have to wait to win the title as the world's greatest track and field athlete. Carl Lewis upstaged Johnson at the Summer Olympics with his fourth consecutive...
Klaus Zastrow Is A-B's Latest Weapon His Rolling Beer School Is Part of Rollicking Olympics Scene in Atlanta
KLAUS ZASTROW, a Berliner and retired brewmaster, is distinctive among the hordes of Atlanta Olympic-goers because of the place where he's hanging out - a double-wide trailer gussied up to look like a neo-classical structure of sorts that serves as a...
Lasorda a Big Loss: Of Pounds and Fodder
With our hearts heavy and our arms wrapped with black armbands, the Inside Baseball staff assembled our Tommy Lasorda retrospective.Lasorda - the mascot-hating, celebrity-schmoozing, Ultra Slim-Fast-pitching Dodgers manager - retired Monday. This was...
Legion Tourney Proves Wild Ride for St. Charles
The District Nine American Legion Baseball Tournament provided a wild ride of emotion for St. Charles Post 312."We knew we had it all along," said manager Wayne Oetting, repeating a line he has used frequently this season. "These guys play the game with...
Live Together to Better Work Together
The questions we ask have a great deal to do with the answers we get. Certain questions are so appropriate that our failure to raise them merely makes them more conspicuous. Certainly, this is the case with school desegregation in the St. Louis area....
Mcdonnell Looks at Raytheon in Merger Search Still on Prowl, Company Has No Deal Yet
Add Raytheon Co. to the long list of possible marriage partners for McDonnell Douglas Corp.On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that McDonnell is discussing some possible business combination with Raytheon, maker of the Patriot missile, Amana...
Michael's Mom Deloris Jordan Raised a Son, Not a Superstar
YEAH, sure. She's Michael Jordan's mom.But before that, she was Ronald Jordan's mom, Deloris Jordan's mom and Larry Jordan's mom. And after that, she was Roslyn Jordan's mom, too.That's why Deloris Jordan never ceases to be amazed when overeager parents...
Mid-America Contract Goes to Florida Firm over Protests
Despite protests from a local labor union and the Republican minority on the St. Clair County Board, the full board has voted to award a $1.7 million contract to the Florida-based Harris Corp. to develop a telecommunications system for Mid-America Airport.The...
Mom Thinks Married Son Wants a Family
Dear Ann Landers: My son married the wrong girl, and I want him to divorce her. I blame myself for this mistake because I encouraged him. I thought "Nellie" was a lovely, family-oriented young woman, but I was wrong.I have tried my best to be a friend...
Morning Briefing
Blue Cross Moving 200 Jobs To Cape GirardeauAlliance Blue Cross Blue Shield Tuesday provided more details of its plans to cut costs by transferring more than 300 jobs out of St. Louis.The insurer will move 200 jobs to a newly leased facility in Cape...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
BILL WALTON revealed that he was struck by lightning while getting ready to do a report from the championship beach volleyball match Saturday. Said Big Bill:"Lightning went all the way up my body and through me. I got lifted right off the ground. It...
Murder Appeal of Jail Tape Recordings
The jury that convicted Ellen Reasonover in December 1983 of murdering a gas station attendant in Dellwood never got to hear an audiotape of Reasonover protesting her innocence, documents on file in U.S. District Court here show.At least 20 times on...
New Hope, Care for People in Need: Center for Women with HIV to Open
A health care center for women infected with the AIDS virus is scheduled to open today at the Washington University School of Medicine.Women are now the fastest-growing group among all reported cases of AIDS, said Dr. Vicky Fraser, an assistant professor...
`New' Indians Beaten by 27-Year-Old Rookie
Huck Flener, a 27-year-old rookie facing a new-look Cleveland lineup, got his first major-league win Tuesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Indians 3-1 in Cleveland.Flener, whose last major-league appearance before this season was in 1993 with...
'New' Indians Beaten by 27-Year-Old Rookie
Huck Flener, a 27-year-old rookie facing a new-look Cleveland lineup, got his first major-league win Tuesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Indians 3-1 in Cleveland.Flener, whose last major-league appearance before this season was in 1993 with...
No Medical Reason for Late Abortions
President Bill Clinton defended his veto of the partial-birth abortion ban in his usual style - with lies and misrepresentations. He has not thus far been held to account for the veto or its misleading justification.Let's recall that partial-birth abortions...
Obituaries
Marshal E. Hanks Marshal Edward Hanks, 23, of St. Peters, died Monday (July 29, 1996) of cancer at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Hanks was a painter.Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at St. John United Church of Christ, 945 Wolfrum...
O'brien Begins Quest for Redemption
Dave's still with Reebok. Dan wears Nike now. Dave has an Olympic medal. Dan doesn't.Barcelona was the showdown that never happened, and it won't happen in Atlanta, either. This time, Dan O'Brien's on the Olympic team. Dave Johnson isn't.Beginning today,...
Ocean Plot of Debris May Yield Crash Clues Three-Fourths of Bodies Have Been Recovered
With investigators still trying to prove the crash of TWA Flight 800 was no accident, a Navy super-salvage ship dropped anchor Tuesday over a potential treasure trove of evidence - an undersea plot strewn with pieces of the plane's shattered nose.Meanwhile,...
Off-Field Woes Cost Phillips in Contract
Jam-packed with clauses and conditions, it may be one of the most complicated contracts in professional sports history. Simply put, Lawrence Phillips will have to sing for his supper, play for pay.Under normal circumstances, Phillips could expect a five-...
Opponents Go Quietly into Council Race
DON'T EXPECT any door-to-door campaigning this weekend from the two Democratic candidates for the 4th District seat on the St. Louis County Council.Councilman James O'Mara - a heavy favorite in Tuesday's primary because of his solid support from Democratic...
Organizer a Payne, but Children Show True Olympic Spirit
The first time I went through Centennial Park, I didn't like it. That's because of Billy Payne's sales pitch. Payne is the fast-talking lawyer who somehow hustled the International Olympic Committee into bringing the Olympics to Atlanta. He kept describing...
Orioles' Wells Becomes a Hot Property
The Rangers and the Seattle Mariners have entered into a different kind of competition, one that could have an impact on the American League West race.Major-league club officials said both teams are pursuing Baltimore Orioles lefthanded starter David...
Parents Regret Aiding Son Who's Short on Cash
Dear Abby: Thirty years ago, when my husband and I were married, our parents helped us out financially, for which we were grateful. Of course we paid them back as we promised to - so much each month.Our children are now grown and have children of their...
Philadelphia Story Takes Tough Twist for Alan Benes
One Philadelphia broadcaster said, "Is this the same Alan Benes we saw earlier in the season?"Obviously not. Benes, who pitched eight scoreless innings - giving up just two hits - in April against the Phillies, was batted out in the fourth inning Tuesday...
Phillies Pound 22 Hits in 8-7 Victory after Rallying, Cardinals Fail to Hold 7-6 Lead
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, as is his wont, had been exceedingly wary of the lowly Philadelphia Phillies, even though they had lost 14 of their previous 16 games.The Cardinals, before Tuesday night's skirmish, had been 7-2 against the Phils this...
Phillips Practices with Rams, Gets Ready to Play Catch-Up
Running back Lawrence Phillips signed a unique three-year, pay-as-you-play contract with the Rams on Tuesday and immediately began the task of making up for 16 missed days of training camp."I feel pretty good," Phillips said. "A lot of stuff I remembered...
Phillips Survives Day of Drills with Rams -- and Reporters
Lawrence Phillips arrived in camp Tuesday carrying no extra pounds and no remorse. He sought no forgiveness for his actions off the field and plans to give no quarter on it.And if he's worried about the tangled legal problems swarming around him like...
Quality Time: Being Together
SHEILA Ellison's children had fun learning their multiplication tables.That's probably because their mother is Sheila Ellison.Ellison - author of the "365" series of parenting books ("365 Days of Creative Play," "365 After School Activities," etc.) -...
Racial Backlash Looms over Democrats
"BLACKLASH."That's what Pearlie Evans calls the outspoken discontent among black city Democrats, which she predicts could affect the results in next Tuesday's primary vote."Unfortunately, right now it's a straight black-and-white issue in this election,"...
Rail Feted in Party to Boost Tax Effort
Most of the dollars contributed to political campaigns are spent for advertising and printing costs.But some of the campaign financing for Proposition M will pay for a birthday party today in St. Charles - and everyone is invited.The party is sponsored...
Research Faces Fire in Congress White House Science Adviser Calls Trend `Very Dangerous'
PRESIDENT BILL Clinton's science advisor charged here Tuesday that conservatives in Congress are trying to slash research in key fields of science and technology."It's very dangerous," said the adviser, John Gibbons. He is director of the White House...
Safety Seat Strategies: Finding Right One Proper Choice Is One That Fits Child and Car Correctly
BY NOW, most parents know that car seats can help protect their children from injury in the event of an accident on the road.But fewer parents are aware that the key to this protection is selecting and using a seat that fits the child and vehicle properly.What...
Scott Gallagher National Title `Remarkable,' Coach Says
As a player in 1981 and now as a coach, Mike Gauvain has had a couple of different perspectives on winning the U.S. Youth Soccer Association's Under-19 McGuire Cup."Winning as a player was a thrill, obviously, but I think this one means a little more...
Seasoned Lady Knights' Milliken Makes Good Use of Her Summers
It has been said that basketball players are made in the summer, not during the season.Amy Milliken, who will be a senior at Francis Howell North, is a firm believer in that adage."In the offseason, you have a lot more time to work on your game and to...
Settlement Offer Splits Plaintiffs 50 Women Who Sued Peoria Can't Agree on How to Divide Money
After three years of legal wrangling, 50 women suing the city of Peoria for sexual discrimination have a settlement offer. Now, however, the women are wrangling with their own attorney over how to split the money.City officials set a deadline of 5 p.m....
Seventh Grade Horror Tales
IT'S A TIME many of us would like to forget, but recall all too well. Following are some tales of seventh-grade cruelty wrought and received. Many of those interviewed say they remember the incidents as if they happened yesterday. They also say those...
Softball Mission Accomplished U.S. Beats China for Gold Medal in Sport's Debut
They had been the bullies of the international softball circuit, winning 110 of their last 111 games entering the first Olympic softball competition. But if there was a mystique surrounding the U.S. team, it was a matter of outside perception."You have...
State Backs Jobless Pay for Machinists Mcdonnell Is `Astounded' by Unemployment Benefits
Machinists striking McDonnell Douglas Corp. are eligible for unemployment benefits because the strike has not resulted in a "work stoppage" under state law, Labor Department Director Sandra M. Moore announced Tuesday.A typical striker would see his or...
Strassenfest St. Louis' Annual Street Party Scheduled for This Weekend
The Strassenfest, German for street party, returns to downtown St. Louis this weekend with music and dance entertainment and visiting dignitaries from Germany.Also featured will be children's activities, German and American food, domestic and imported...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at Sonderen C lub,...
Take 2: Dole Curbs Criticism of Movies Calls Tempered Speech `Sequel' to 1995 Attack
Mixing praise of the entertainment industry with renewed criticism, Bob Dole saluted films Tuesday that "lift our country up."He cited "Babe," "Independence Day" and "Braveheart" as examples.But in an update of his assault on Hollywood last year, Dole...
The Boys Have Nothing on Hamm
To watch American Olympian Mia Hamm play soccer, witnesses say, is to gawk at something out of Star Trek.First, there is that warp speed. Then, there is that beaming stuff."Mia has this amazing ability to go right through defenders - as if by molecular...
The Middle School Minefield Compared to the Relatively Safe Environment of Elementary School, Seventh Grade Can Be a Perilous Time When `Everyone Messes with Everyone.'
MIDDLE SCHOOL quiz. Were you the one who:Never had a partner in science lab?Fancied yourself the Pinochet of the seventh grade, forcing into exile anyone who didn't think/dress/act like you?Betrayed your best friend if it would advance your standing...
The Public Counsel's Right to Speak
Martha Hogerty, the public counsel representing consumers and small business interests before the Missouri Public Service Commission, issued a press release last week criticizing the St. Louis County Water Co.'s latest request for a rate increase. Though...
The Reluctant Tourist: A Teen-Ager Either Let Them Stay Home or Take a Buddy
YOU'VE MADE reservations, arranged to board the dog, and got the neighbor kid to water the plants while you're gone.Yes, all the arrangements are in place for that summer ritual - the family vacation.But what's that persistent buzz coming from your teen-ager's...
Tipper Gore Gives Party Pep at Gathering Here
Tipper Gore dropped by a national legislative gathering here Tuesday to commend Democrats for "stemming the Republican tide" by prevailing in recent statehouse elections around the country.Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore, said Democrats have won...
Tuneups: Search Engines Need Help
Aimless exploring of the World Wide Web is fun, but most times directions are welcome.Search engines such as InfoSeek, Lycos, Excite, Alta Vista, Yahoo, Open Text and the new kid HotBot (and many more lesser-knowns) are the piloting tools that aim to...
Two New Mets Deliver in Sweep of Pittsburgh
Carlos Baerga and Alvaro Espinoza, playing for the first time since being traded from Cleveland, both delivered key hits Tuesday night that gave the New York Mets a doubleheader sweep at home over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Todd Hundley led off the 12th...
Usair Files Suit to Cut Its Ties with British Air
USAir Inc. filed suit Tuesday to break up its 3-year-old alliance with British Airways PLC, claiming it had been betrayed by its partner's recent plans to join forces with American Airlines Inc.The proposed linkage of American and British Air - which...
Veto the Welfare Bill
Republican congressional leaders expect to have a welfare bill on President Bill Clinton's desk before adjourning at week's end for the August recess. Unless the party makes drastic, last-minute changes in the measure that is moving toward final approval,...
Whatever Happened to Fears of Downsizing?
What happened to all the public debate about "downsizings" and corporate responsibility? During this year's primaries, when Republican Pat Buchanan was inciting "peasants with pitchforks" against "corporate butchers" - his words - the 1996 campaign was...
What's Happening
SUNDAY DINNERAugusta: American Legion Post 262 of Augusta will serve Sunday Dinner.Place: One-half mile off Highway 94 South on Church Road at Hackmann Road.Time: Serving time is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.Program: Dinner menu served includes: Barbecue...