St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 29, 1997

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A Jump on the Competition I-55 Raceway Opens with Wallace, Scharder on Hand
I-55 Raceway plans to get the jump on the local racing scene tonight with its opening event - a week earlier than last year - and Winston Cup stars Rusty Wallace and Kenny Schrader will be on hand to greet the fans.Wallace, one of only three winners...
All Tied Up
WHEN JOE MICHELETTI was a kid, his father warned him, "If you're going to leave the house, do not look like a bum."The message took.He never has. To this day, the Blues' hockey analyst wears a natty, patterned tie with suit and dress shirt on every professional...
American Growers Say Onions, Not Orchids Duty-Free Flowers Give Colombia Edge
Eugene Tsuji's family is hanging on to the cut-flower business it has nurtured for three generations.But it hasn't been easy, and they blame much of their trouble on a U.S. drug policy that lets Colombian flowers into the country tariff-free.High costs...
Another How-We-Met: She Worked for Him
Dear Ann Landers: I love reading the romantic stories in your column about how people met. I hope you will print my story because you are, in a small way, involved.After my discharge from the Army in 1946, I started my own business. Soon after, a young...
Area Legal Eagles Handled Applewhite's Case Here Public Defender, Now Prosecutor, Remembers Cult Leader Spoke of Higher Powers
When Marshall H. Applewhite was convicted of stealing a rental car in St. Louis in 1975, his routine car-theft case involved people who are now well known in law enforcement.George A. "Buzz" Westfall was the prosecutor who took Applewhite's guilty plea...
Asparagus Fit for a King
BLAME KING LOUIS XIV of France.He made asparagus so popular that it was dubbed the food of kings; he was so enamored of the vegetable that he ordered that special greenhouses be built to ensure a steady supply year-round.But you don't have to be a king...
Attack Puts Ambush Celebration on Hold Loss to Kc Keeps It from Clinching Midwest
The Ambush might have had the champagne iced too soon Friday night against the Kansas City Attack at Kiel Center.The Attack won 17-15 on a goal from Brian Loftin 10 minutes, 11 seconds into overtime before a crowd of 15,897, the largest crowd of the...
Back to Walton Mountain
THERE'S something about a reunion on Walton's Mountain that just tugs at the heart, whips up a frenzy of nostalgia and makes you feel like you're home again - even if you've never lived anywhere near the Blue Ridge Mountains."I think maybe that's one...
Bird Could Come Home to Roost
* Former Celt says he'd be interested in joining his fellow teammates behind the bench.The Celtics are coming home to roost!A former Celtics star, Dave Cowens, is coaching in Charlotte. A former Celtics star, Danny Ainge, is coaching in Phoenix. And...
Bruguera Upsets Sampras to Reach Final of Lipton
* No. 1 player loses for only second time in 22 matches. Seles to meet Hingis for women's title.The crowd and hardcourt surface favored Pete Sampras, but Sergi Bruguera upset the top-ranked American in Friday's semifinals of the Lipton Championships...
Bullpen Gets Ahead of Batters but Fails to Finish Them Off
The Cardinals bullpen, which surrendered 12 runs in three innings on Wednesday against Toronto, yielded 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings Friday in a 14-5 loss to the New York Yankees in the clubs' last Florida exhibition game.And, yes, pitching coach Dave Duncan...
Bus Driver Fired; Failed Breath Test, Company Says
Parents had stopped the school bus Thursday after a parent became suspicious.* * * * *A school bus driver who was stopped on a street Thursday morning by worried parents was fired later after she failed a breath-alcohol test at a private...
Camera-Ready Collections
"As you start collecting, you should be thinking: Where is this going to go?" says Bob Newton, an interior designer who fancies not just china, but also framed pictures on a skirted table and his own camera collection."I have the cameras all on one shelf...
Cards' Mathews States His Case to NL President
* Coleman might wait until Monday to make a decision regarding the appeal of a six-game suspension.National League President Leonard Coleman indicated Friday that he might wait until Monday to make a decision on the appeal of T.J. Mathews' suspension.Mathews...
Chocolate Fantasy Bunny Business Hopping as Easter Nears
This time of year, it's nothing but bunny business.Nationwide, according to a release from the National Confectioners Association, 60 million chocolate bunnies will be made for the Easter season.The Confectionery Industry Report says bunnies only account...
City Pilgrims Bear Witness by Bearing Cross
The walk through Hamilton Heights commemorates the Good Friday tradition of Jesus carrying his cross on the route to Calvary.* * * * *On Good Friday, 50 city pilgrims "walked with Jesus." Under leaden skies from noon until 3 p.m., they prayerfully...
Collecting with a Hunger
URBAN LEGEND or truth?A mailman who collected old cookware transferred to a route that took him down the Cherokee Street antique district daily, just so he could keep an eye out for treasure.Who knows whether this is fact or coffee-shop hyperbole? Either...
Creatine Helps Energize Muscles
Q: The latest health and fitness food craze that has struck my friends' fancy has to do with creatine. They are saying that creatine increases stamina and strength. Is this true?A: How often we see one dietary miracle ballyhooed as a key either to athletic...
Cult's Video Paints Contented Picture
In the farewell tape, shown on ABC-TV, cult members voiced confidence and happiness with their planned suicides, smiling and even laughing as the spoke to the camera in pairs. But two female members appear cose to tears in froup's final message to...
Dark Shadows of Spring
* Much as he'd like to, Alomar can't escape last season's spitting incident.Roberto Alomar sits in front of his locker, patiently answering questions about his sprained left ankle and the Baltimore Orioles' chances of getting into the World Series this...
Deputies Seize Personal Items from Simpson
Authorities sought more than 100 items from his home to be auctioned to help satisfy the $33.5 million judgment against him in the civil suit. He was cooperating fully in the inventory, one officer said.* * * * *O.J. Simpson stood by and watched...
Dogs Star in These Pictures
MANY PEOPLE collect artwork dealing with dogs - but the ultimate dog lover's art collection is housed at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog at Queeny Park in west St. Louis County.A non-profit fine arts museum, it is "dedicated to the exhibition...
Driesell Returns to Dregs
Lefty Driesell said he likes challenges. Well, he's taken on a gigantic one this time.The coach who stands 10th in victories in NCAA Division I history agreed last week to become the coach at Georgia State, college basketball's least successful major-college...
Elkington Makes Most of Morning
* Leader at the Players Championship avoids windy conditions by getting an early start.The safest place when a gentle morning breeze turned into an annoying afternoon wind in the Players Championship was in the clubhouse - exactly where leader Steve...
Ewing Injured as Knicks Fall to New Jersey
* With Rodman injured and Jordan contributing 12, Chicago relies on Pippen and Longley.Jim Jackson scored 20 of his season-high 29 points after Patrick Ewing left with an injury in the third quarter, and New Jersey rallied from 11-point deficit to beat...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPSIf they ever do the JIMMY CAGNEY story, PETE GILLEN should get the lead role.Now that it has raised short-term interest rates, I wish the Federal Reserve would concentrate on DAVID BELL's batting average. It's a good thing the NHL doesn't have...
Fear Discourages America's Traditional Rule Keepers
Dear Miss Manners: In my experience, bus drivers, maitres d', store managers, and other figures of limited authority who have the civilizing function of being "manners police" take this much less seriously now than in the past.Some pointedly avoid it,...
Final Four Not Just Another Trip Home
As soon as Minnesota's airplane touched down Tuesday, Courtney James became a tour guide for his teammates."Showed 'em the sights," he said, smiling broadly on the eve of the Golden Gophers' NCAA Tournament semifinal matchup with Kentucky.James should...
F.J. Sakowsky; Was Longtime Diving Coach, Accountant
Francis J. "Frank" Sakowsky, a longtime diving coach to high school and collegiate champions and Olympic hopefuls died Wednesday (March 26, 1997) of cancer at his home in Creve Coeur. He was 81.Mr. Sakowsky was known as the dean of St. Louis diving....
Flattering Look for the Mother of the Bride
Q: I am going to be the mother of the bride early this fall and naturally want to look great. But I am very overweight. Can you suggest a pattern that would be flattering or at least hide a multitude of sins?A: I have several ideas that will help camouflage...
Footnotes
For a classy and low-calorie addition to Sunday's Easter baskets, consider the 1997 winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children's literature. Here's a complete list of this year's winners and honor books. (OK,...
Game Matchup
* When: 7 p.m. (approximately).* Where: RCA Dome, Indianapolis.* Records: Minnesota, 31-3. Kentucky, 34-4. * Road To Final Four: Minnesota, No. 1 seed in Midwest Regional, beat Southwest Texas State 78-46, Temple 76-57, Clemson 90-84 (double OT), UCLA...
Go Ahead and Show It Collecting Items Is Only Half the Fun
`IF YOU HAVE more than three of anything, it's a collection," says Betsy Millard, a serious collector of contemporary German art and a not-so-serious collector of snow domes.Millard, executive director of the Forum for Contemporary Art, spends her days...
Going Bananas
BANANAS ARE ONE of those foods that almost everybody loves, and not just for taste and health reasons.Their elongated shape and sunny color lend them to whimsy, from banana harmonicas to fake banana noses to Chiquita Banana in her tutti-frutti hat -...
Gore Confers with South Korean; Small Step toward Peace Talks
Vice President Al Gore met with South Korea's prime minister Friday amid what U.S. officials described as incremental progress in persuading North Korea to begin peace talks delayed for 44 years.In his first visit to the Korean peninsula, Gore placed...
Greetings from Florida Reverie from a Road Trip to Spring Training
All right, so sometimes dreams do come true.As a boy, when you'd be sitting in math class bored out of your skull by long division, the daydreams would begin. And they always would take you to Florida, to the beaches and the sun and inevitably the baseball....
Hair Adorns Mourning Jewelry & Memories
When Robert Herr explains the intricacies of his hobby of collecting, mouths open wide and eyes pop.The fact that he collects jewelry and artwork - people aren't so astonished at that. The fact that the jewelry and artwork are modeled from hair, well,...
Harmon's Position on Corporate Gifts Attacked at Debate
Mayoral hopeful Marit Clark says the ex-police chief's ban on contributions was "disingenuous" because he accepts d donations from executives.Regional Political Correspondent Democratic mayoral nominee Clarence Harmon's recent ban on campaign donations...
Head over Heels over Irises
FOR SUSAN SMITH, it all started 10 years ago with a leaky basement. Then, there was the berm that was built to create a slope deflecting water from her Kirkwood home. After that came the plants that were needed to landscape the muddy berm. On top of...
Holdsclaw Leads Lady Vols to Final Tennessee Forward Scores 31 in 80-66 Win over Notre Dame
How did Tennessee ever get into a championship game anyway?This season, Tennessee has seemed more like accidental tourist than a team on a mission to the Final Four."You folks have no idea what we have been through," Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt said...
`It's like an Elvis Following' Bank Woos Hispanics Via `Selena'
Banc One Corp., already a high-profile player in the financial services industry, is hoping to make a splash in Hollywood.The nation's 10th-largest bank has put together a $1 million package to link its name with "Selena," the Warner Bros. biography...
It's Simple: Simon Makes Difference
Growing up in Fullerton, Calif., Miles Simon had two fixations: baseball star Darryl Strawberry, with whose image Simon adorned his room, and North Carolina basketball."Any time I could buy a hat or shirt, or whatever, that said `North Carolina,' I was...
Justice Dept. Is Critical of Lawyer
His contacts with the White House in the course of the FBI files inquiry made both the lawyer and the FBI look bad, says the Justice Department.* * * * *Justice Department investigators criticized the FBI's top lawyer Friday for "very poor judgment"...
Just Plain Sleazy
President Bill Clinton has done it again. After an oh-so-smooth press conference performance where he talked about the value of having coffee with people to get their ideas, how much he enjoyed them, how educational they were and how he didn't know and...
Kids Special: In Their Own Words
Oprah Winfrey hosts special in which youngsters discuss what it's like to be a kid in today's mixed-up world.ASK a kid what he's always wondered about and you might be surprised: "I want to know if grasshoppers have brains."Ask another what he knows...
Local Briefs
POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATIONBridgeton Boss Wins 1997 State AwardWarren S. Runge, the police chief of Bridgeton, has been chosen as the 1997 Outstanding Police Chief by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association. Runge will get the award May 21 at a law enforcement...
Long-Lost City Found in Dominican Republic
The city was the home of the first people encountered by Columbus in the New World.* * * * *In the remote jungle of the Dominican Republic, archaeologists have discovered a long-lost city once inhabited by the people who welcomed Christopher...
Mailed Leaflet Attacks Supervisor Candidate Vetri
She refuses to blame either of her opponents in O'Fallon, Ill., for the collection of old headlines about court battles. The mailing was anonymous.* * * * *Politics have turned ugly just before the election Tuesday in normally genteel O'Fallon,...
Man Pistol-Whips Ex-Beauty Queen Intruder Killed by Police Officers
Authorities said Friday that they may never know why a police detective's son with no criminal record broke into the home of a former beauty queen and beat her with a gun until police shot him to death.Duane Cain, 31, did not appear to be stalking Shelly...
Master Motivator but Wildcats' Success Surprises Pitino
First, there was the trifling matter of trying to replace three National Basketball Association first-round draft choices.For University of Kentucky coach Rick Pitino, that began with merely sculpting an identity into his depleted, meandering defending...
Mercer: No Comparison to Last Year
This warning arrives courtesy of Kentucky forward Ron Mercer: Don't bother trying to compare this year's Wildcats to the team that won the national championship last year.It will be an endeavor fraught with futility, he cautions."No way, not even close,"...
Miner's Lettuce: Weed with Culture
Q: I'm curious about a plant called Miner's lettuce, featured on a recent TV program. The program also referred to the plant as Claytonia; it was used as a salad green.I'm familiar with the wildflower we call spring beauty, which is also called Claytonia.Are...
Miners May Get Compensation $50 Million Would Aid Victims of 1940s Radiation
President Bill Clinton's administration will ask Congress for $50 million and changes in the law to compensate hundreds of uranium miners exposed to cancer-causing radiation in the government's nuclear weapons program.The request to broaden the current...
Monday Won't Be Good to Rams
The Rams will never be on Monday Night Football as long as the city is suing the National Football League. Among the considerations offered by Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to settle the suit was a MNF game, to be played at the Trans World Dome. Taglia-boo's...
More Long-Distance Than You Think Operators Lack Local Knowledge
Information isn't always where you think it is, especially when you need a telephone number.The long-distance operator who gives a listing in Minneapolis may be sitting in Florida.And that can make a difference if you don't know the exact location for...
Morning Briefing
Intel, Compaq Team Up In PC Theatre EffortTwo giants of the personal computer world are trying to make it simpler to move PCs from the desk to the living room.Intel Corp., the world's biggest maker of computer chips, and Compaq Corp., the biggest maker...
Morning Sunshine Filters through Tall, Stained-Glass Windows
Morning sunshine filters through tall, stained-glass windows into the sanctuary at Eureka United Methodist Church, lending an ethereal glaze to rows of polished oak pews, and to parishioners gathered for Palm Sunday services.Among them is Maggie Conley...
'Mr. Patches' Enjoying Retirement Here
Whatever became of Jack Miller, who appeared as Mr. Patches on Channel 30 in the early 1970s?Margee Wheeler,Manchester Jack Miller, 66, who portrayed Mr. Patches on Channel 11, Channel 4 and Channel 30 from 1960 to 1975, still lives in St. Louis. After...
Music Gets Top Billing on `Hard Rock'
THE hottest acts on the entertainment scene? Marketing alliances, cross-promotions and product tie-ins, of course.All of them play starring roles on a certain new TV series."Some of the artists we talk to say, `You've got "Hard Rock Live Present ed by...
Mvc Competing for Final Four in St. Louis
A women's Final Four at the Kiel Center in 2001 or 2002? Not so far-fetched.That's partly what brought Missouri Valley Conference commissioner Doug Elgin and St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito to the women's Final Four.Patty Viverito,...
No-Frills Haskins Gets Point Across
If you want to tack on an earring, sport a tattoo or wear your cap backward, don't figure on playing your college basketball at Minnesota.At least, not while Clem Haskins is the coach. Such nonconformities don't fit into his way of thinking. And at Minnesota,...
No Headway on Middle East Talks
Isreal leader Benjamin Netanyanu said only a Palestinian cracdown on "terrorism: would get talks back on track. The PLO said, however, that Israel must stop work on the new settlement.* * * * *A U.S. envoy headed for home Friday without scoring...
Old Indomitable Surprises Stanford Cardinal Falls in Overtime after Losing 15-Point Lead
The Stanford women's basketball team, favored to knock Old Dominion out of the Final Four on Friday, had that stringbean scoring maven with the ugly but fruitful shot, not to mention that rebounding wiz borrowed from the school's volleyball team.Old...
Olympics in Sydney Rise from Rubble Organizers Learning from Atlanta
So buoyant after their winning bid for the 2000 Olympics, the Australians who saw the way things turned out in Atlanta last year returned home somewhat chastened and a bit scared.More than 100 Sydney organizing committee officials, poking into every...
On off Night, Bulls Triumph against Raptors
* With Rodman injured and Jordan contributing 12, Chicago relies on Pippen and Longley.When Michael Jordan has an off night and Dennis Rodman doesn't play, it usually means trouble for the Chicago Bulls.On Thursday night, however, the Bulls won anyway....
Our Problems Caused by Poverty, Not Race
Much of the information contained in the Peirce Report comes as far less of a revelation than one might have hoped.What does comes as a shock, however, is the Post-Dispatch's platitudinous analysis of the city's so-called race problem, allegedly bas...
Overcoming Jet Lag
* The Ambush's Mark Moser breaks out of his long slump with 19 goals and 33 points last week.Ambush forward Mark Moser came back with jet lag after playing with the U.S. National Five-A-Side team in the World Championships in Spain in late November....
People
Fashion designer TOMMY HILFIGER is seeing red over rumors running rampant over the Internet that he went on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and said Asians and blacks didn't look good in his clothing. Not only would that be an incredibly stupid marketing move,...
People in Business
The law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh L.C. has added Leonard J. Essig, Mark S. Hentschell, Timothy E. Kastner, Theodore H. Lucas, Beverly A. Marcin, Larry E. Parres, Jon A. Santangelo, Kimberly N. Springer, and Tom W. Zook as new members in the St....
Pit Stops
ROBBY GORDON, a regular on the Winston Cup tour this season, will do the daily double on Memorial Day Weekend. He'll be racing in the Indianapolis 500 and in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Indy Racing League event will start about...
Police/courts
The following were reported to area police departments or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSEolia, Mo.: A northeast Missouri man was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the killing of a Pike County man in his home. The victim was...
Pontoon Beach Trustees Charged in Harassment
A local businessman accused the two officials of calling him repeatedly and threatening him over a letter that was critical of one of them.* * * * *Two village trustees in Pontoon Beach have been charged with "telephone harassment" in a squabble...
Proposed Work Center to Link Jobs, Light Rail
People who live near MetroLink would get training and help finding employment.* * * * *For the Kiel Center, MetroLink has been an essential link to its work force. Nearly four of every 10 of its part-time employees get to work by light rail....
Reader Shares Her Grandma's Recipe for Yeast Rolls
Q: "I would like the recipe for Grandma Moses' rolls."Mazie Austin, St. Louis - A: "You asked for Grandma Moses' rolls," wrote Wanda Berkbigler of Perryville, Mo."I don't have that recipe. Perhaps you'd like to try my grandma's recipe for rolls. They...
Reading the Fine Print in These Books, It's Women and Children First
Anna Seaton Huntington's "Making Waves" (Summit, $19.95), the story of the 1995 women's America's Cup team, provides an anchor for an episode that, until now, has been drifting in a sea of stories about women's sports. Was the team an advancement for...
Regional's Condition Worsens
With the survival of Regional Hospital becoming more precarious, St. Louis must now look for new ways to provide health care for people who have no insurance.The hospital's board voted Thursday to reduce inpatient acute care at the hospital, citing a...
Regional to Guarantee Care for the Uninsured
St. Louis Regional Medical Center announced a plan Friday to guarantee medical care for the uninsured after it begins closing its hospital at 5535 Delmar Boulevard.Six hospitals in the area have agreed to accept patients referred by Regional. The patients...
Rehabbing Gall to Come Back Slowly as Fairmount Meet Opens
* Jockey hopes to move to No. 3 on American career victory list.When jockey Dave Gall's left ankle was pinned in the starting gate last September at Fairmount Park, he had no idea he would spend the next six months in rehabilitation.Now, after some intensive...
Religious Services Reflect Traditions of Easter
Holy Saturday, the Eve of Easter, is for many Christians a day of prayer and meditation. In the second century the African theologian Tertullian described the long night of the Easter vigil, with early Christians meditating on Old Testament passages...
Repairman Rescues 6-Year-Old Joplin Girl from Pit Bull's Jaws in Water-Filled Ditch
The man used repellent, a shovel and then a sledgehammer to make the dog release the child and retreat.* * * * *Mark Wear's first impression was that the large dog and the little girl were scuffling playfully with each other in the water-filled ditch....
Reports Raise Worries of More Rate Hikes
Final figures on '96 gross domestic product, recent home sales data show upswing.Two new reports showing strong economic growth reinforced fears Friday that the economy is still exceeding the Federal Reserve's speed limit. That could mean higher interest...
Schnauzer Fights Loneliness by Burrowing into Sofa
Q: Our 3-year-old schnauzer scratches our carpet. One area is to the bare floor. He also took the pillows off the couch and tore their covers. Recently, he tore up the couch itself.He does this only when we leave him home alone.A: Your dog loves you...
Semifinals Are Final for St. Louisans
It wasn't to be a celebratory evening for the St. Louis faction at the NCAA Tournament's Final Four on Friday.Stanford players Kristin Folkl (St. Joseph's) and Charmin Smith (Ladue), and Notre Dame's Mollie Peirick (St. Joseph's) and N'iele Ivey (Co...
Sitting among His Peers Cbc's Hughes Moves Up to Mcdonald's All-America
Larry Hughes is spending a weekend among his basketball peers.Having met every challenge Missouri had to offer, the CBC guard will move to a larger stage today as a participant in the nationally televised McDonald's All-American game.One of 24 players...
Sports Shorts
Duncan, Haskins Win Player, Coach Honors From APTim Duncan of Wake Forest, the only unanimous All-America choice this season and the first repeat selection in five years, was named Friday as college basketball player of the year by The Associated Press.The...
Spring out and Get That New Haircut
NOW THAT SPRING is here, brightening our look becomes a priority. We opt for less dramatic makeup, infuse our wardrobe with color and consider shorter hairstyles.Salon St. Louis at 3012 South Grand Boulevard has developed a following among men and women...
Spring Weather Calls for Versatile Trench Coat
Q: I need to buy a coat for early spring. Any recommendations?A: A gabardine trench, suggests LaVelle Olexa, senior vice president at Lord & Taylor in New York. Such a coat is roomy enough to layer clothing underneath on cold days, but also works well...
Teacher-Choir Director Puts Talents in Magazine
A LIFETIME of music has recently sounded a new note. Irene Franklin, a public school music teacher for 26 years and a church choir director for 12 years, now publishes a national magazine called My Soul Sings. Each issue contains new music, interviews...
Team Chemistry, Hard Work Key Carolina
While a lot of teams like to talk about chemistry and work ethic, North Carolina's 16-game winning streak is living proof that the Tar Heels have them."The most striking thing about this team is we're playing so well together," said center Serge Zwikker,...
The Force Is with Tar Heels' Zwikker
Any lingering question about whether North Carolina's Serge Zwikker has any . . . surge was answered in last week's NCAA Tournament East Regional championship game against Louisville.Zwikker, the 7-foot-3, 280-pound center from The Netherlands, caught...
`The Godfather' Reaches Silver Milestone
The darkest corner of the American Dream that influenced every crime drama in the last 25 years.`THE GODFATHER," which has been re-released on its 25th anniversary, is a jewel that still glows across time - and in the dark. Gordon Willis' cinematography,...
The Man Behind the Cult
As a young man, Marshall Applewhite taught music and sang opera in Houston. Some even said he looked and sounded like Mr. Rogers. In later years, he shaved his head, preached Armageddon and lived with his followers in "crafts," as in spaceships. He called...
The Man Behind the Cult
The 66-year-old former opera singer started the cult 22 years ago, convincing followers to sell their property and discard their personal relationships.* * * * *As a young man, Marshall Applewhite taught music and sang opera in Houston. Some...
Twa Sale, Merger Called Likely Buyer Could Be Investor, Airline
Although civic leaders are optimistic about Trans World Airlines Inc.'s turnaround effort, some industry experts said Friday that a sale or merger is likely."Their best hope is that somebody will take advantage of the low stock price and buy the company,"...
U.S. Works on Pact with 3 Baltic Nations
President Bill Clinton's administration is exploring a security agreement with three Baltic nations, who worry about being left on their own because of Russian objections to including them in NATO.White House spokesman Mike McCurry said Friday that the...
`We Couldn't Have Done This Three Years Ago' Six Flags" Mr. Freeze Still on Back Burner
Park opens for season with new theme area's main attraction, a ride based on a Batman movie character, a month away.* * * * *The Six Flags St. Louis theme park opened for the season Friday with a new theme area and a new name, but without the...
Western and Indian Items Rising in Value and Demand
ALL KINDS OF Western collectibles are rising in value, including American Indian crafts, baskets, pottery and beadwork; saddles; spurs; cowboy hats; clothing; and pictures of cowgirls.Even Western-inspired furniture, metal wastebaskets with pictures...
Whirlwind of a Time for Young Champ for Lipinski, It's No Skate to Olympics
So much has happened to Tara Lipinski, the 14-year-old, 74-pound wunderkid who moved from Sugar Land, Texas, to Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 16 months ago.Six weeks ago, Lipinski went to Nashville, Tenn., for the U.S. nationals, hoping only to earn a spot...
Win Left Blues Feeling like Losers Club Has Won Only 2 of Last 7 1-Goal Games
Despite a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday at Kiel Center, the feeling in the Blues' dressing room was almost like that after a loss.Sure, it was a big victory, putting the Blues in a tie with Anaheim for sixth place in the Western...
Woman's Weak Spot: Husbands
Barbara Fruin, who "just wanted to be loved," married five times by the time she was 29. Four times, she forgot to get divorced.* * * * *Barbara Fruin liked falling in love and getting married so much she did it five times by the time she was...