St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 12, 1996

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23 Area Students Awarded National Merit Scholarships
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names of 23 area high school students who received $2,000 awards.The students are among 2,000 seniors nationwide receiving scholarships in the third group of winners announced this year. This group's...
3 Top NRA Officers Fired as Financial Pressure Builds
Three high-ranking National Rifle Association officials, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's top aide, were fired last week amid growing tension and financial pressure at the organization, NRA officials say.Donald Rakestraw, who ran the...
Aaron Pryor: Keeping Clean and the Devil out for 3 Years
The scars are in the eyes.Look closely, and you can see traces of the ring wars that always seem to steal something away. You can see the good times and the bad times and the hard times in the eyes. But most of all, you can see the abuse that often sneaks...
A Balancing Act on Immigration
Restrictions on illegal immigration passed by the Senate 97-3 recently should help ease Americans' worries about people who enter the country without permission. The wide margin the measure earned shows the power of such concerns in an election year,...
A Child Needs Two Parents
Mother's Day 1996 finds America rediscovering marriage. A dozen or so states are considering legislation to restore the idea of fault in divorce. The New Republic devoted an entire recent issue to the case for homosexual marriage. The American Enterprise...
Advocates: Dinner Benefits the Alliance for the Mentally Ill
THE ALLIANCE for the Mentally Ill held its sixth annual dinner/dance/auction at the Randall Galleries on Saturday evening, May 4, to have a look at "The Many Faces of Mental Illness."Two hundred thirty people paid $75 to $200 a person to benefit the...
Advocates for Animals Assail Horse Tripping
There are entirely too many horses being tripped in Illinois, say animal rights activists.They want the problem stopped. And they want state lawmakers to do something about it. Others, though, want lawmakers to leave the little-known practice alone.In...
A Gift of Time for New Moms
Today, millions of mothers and grandmothers will open cards and gifts from their children and grandchildren and celebrate Mothers' Day. Congress can join in this celebration by enacting the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996. This legislation...
A Legend Fit for a King
First, the undead Elvis was seen all across America.A St. Louis housewife even saw the King at a movie theater here. I read that in a supermarket tabloid, so I know it's true.Now Elvis' Harley is turning up all around the USA. The King's hog bri ngs...
Arafat Wages Steady Battle against Hamas Foundation
Rusting land mines, nails, wires, batteries and fuses - the raw material of bus bombs sits in a police evidence shack here.It was confiscated from Muslim extremists in the Gaza Strip.A courtyard away, in barren basement cells, fanatical prisoners full...
Artist Rozelle's Splendid Spring Show of New Work Here, Tenure Offer Ice the Cake
HILLARY Rodham Clinton bollixed up our rendezvous.John Rozelle, who was reared here and began his painting career here and maintains close connections with St. Louis, was in town to open his new show at the Locus Gallery in Clayton.The gallery had arranged...
A Thought for Mother's Day: There Is No All-Purpose Present
YOU REQUESTED some last-minute ideas for Mother's Day treats, specifying that you would like them to be conveniently available, inexpensive and effortless.On behalf of your mother, Miss Manners thanks you. You're all heart.Nevertheless, Miss Manners,...
At the Movies
NEWThe Last Supper (R, violence, language; 1:31): An entertaining satire about five liberal graduate students who poison people whose political ideas they disagree with. First-rate cast includes Courtney B. Vance, Cameron Diaz and Jason Alexander. Moves...
Baines' Homer in Ninth Gives White Sox Victory
Harold Baines hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday night to give Chicago a 7-5 victory over visiting New York.Dave Martinez opened the ninth with a single off John Wetteland (0-1). Baines then hit Wetteland's first pitch into...
Baron Bearing Up for Blues Defenseman's Hits Help Put Red Wings in Hibernation
To provide insight into defenseman Murray Baron, former head coach and now associate coach Bob Berry tells the story of how Brett Hull once burst into his office at The Arena with a news flash."Hullie said, `I'm so excited. I'm so excited,' " Berry said....
Baseball Targets Smokeless Tobacco
Greg Vaughn insists he wasn't tempted to use smokeless tobacco even once during the offseason. Yet, the day he reported to spring camp, one of the first things he did was put in a dip."I don't know why I did it," said Vaughn, the Milwaukee Brewers' leftfielder....
Battle Brings Beautiful Voice, Weird Performance to Town
It was a night of inexplicably grand pauses, protestations of deference and a generally twilight-zone atmosphere. Soprano Kathleen Battle - bane of bellhops, limo drivers and service people everywhere - was in town, and nothing seemed quite normal at...
Best of Three? Don't Ask Me; I'm Winging It
Blue Stream of Consciousness:* Can the Blues win two of the next three games from Detroit? Answer: Don't ask me. I've been wrong about everything else in this series.* OK, so Tony Twist scored a playoff goal, and we're all happy for The Twister, who...
Billy's Burden: After Games, More Weight to Bear?
On a recent Friday evening, Billy Payne, in jeans and a white pullover, sprawls in a green leather recliner in front of a fire in his new weekend home on Georgia's Lake Oconee.He's drinking Jack Daniels and orange juice, his usual. He occasionally adds...
Bob Dole Embraces Property Rights Issue
FARMER TERRY SPENCE of Unionville worries about the stench and pollution from sprawling hog farms that opened last year near his home in northern Missouri. Nearly as frightening to Spence is property rights legislation pending in Congress that he fears...
Bombing Archivist Collects Memories
Like people everywhere, Bill Welge responded to the blast that killed 168 people as a horrific tragedy. But he recognized in it something else: the most significant event to occur in Oklahoma in the 20th century - or perhaps ever.And, as the chief archivist...
Bowman Recovers from Drug Abuse
He never needed an introduction.By the time Christopher Bowman stepped on the ice, women already had their binoculars focused on him. They whistled, shrieked and waved homemade, heart-covered posters. In their laps were flowers and love notes they'd...
Briefs
ALABAMACandidate Withdraws Over Defense Of SlaveryAlabama state Sen. Charles Davidson withdrew his candidacy for Congress Saturday over the reaction to his defense of slavery.Last week Davidson distributed copies of a speech he had planned to give in...
California Notes Miscarriage of Justice
California is looking more than 70 years into the past at a bloody crime scene tucked in a rugged canyon here on the state's northern coast to offer an apology and a pardon to Jack Ryan.As history now stands, he is the notorious Coyote Flat killer, made...
Campaign Supports Sentencing Alternatives for Mothers
Nearly 30 people gathered Friday in Poelker Park downtown to r advocate alternatives to incarceration for mothers convicted of crimes.Participants included former prisoners and their families, criminal justice workers, lawyers, clergy members and women's...
Cards Have K's, Keep Getting Ko'd la Shakes off 10 Strikeouts in 4-2 Victory
Tough league, this National League. Your starting pitchers strike out 21 hitters in two games, and your team doesn't win either one."Yeah, I think that's kind of unusual," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.The Cardinals' Alan Benes struck out 10 in...
Cards' Leadoff Batters Have Worse On-Base % Than Soldiers on Leave
Perhaps Luis Alicea's two-hit, four-RBI game Thursday was a harbinger for the Cardinals because certainly they must get more production from their leadoff men if they are to score runs consistently.Even with their 11-run inning Thursday, the Cardinals...
Carrying the Football ... and a Past the Rams' Future May Rest on the Rugged Shoulders of First-Round Draft Choice Lawrence Phillips. He Is a Talented Running Back. He Also Is a Player with a Troubled Past
HE IS one of the most gifted running backs ever to pull on a college football helmet. And, last year, he was one of the game's most troubled.Convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in the midst of the University of Nebraska's national championship season,...
Casey, Blues `Zero' in on Red Wings
Throughout the regular season, Kiel Center seemed like enemy territory for the Blues.They lost more games than they won at their $135 million arena, only the fourth time in franchise history they've had a below .500 record at home.And the hometown crowd...
Catholic Teachers Bemoan Low Pay Salaries Lag Behind Public School Rates
"Are you concerned?" asks a flier sent to teachers at the 159 elementary schools of the St. Louis Archdiocese.The elementary teachers who did the mailing last week say they're anxious about their salaries and benefits, which they describe as meager....
Change Recommended Only for Determined Few
As golf season gets into high gear, no doubt many enthusiasts are contemplating changing their swings. But teachers at the Sea Island Learning Center, at similar centers in Florida and at tournaments stress that that is no easy task.In fact, they say,...
China Resolves Dispute over Technology Sale
China and the United States defused a dispute over China's alleged sales of nuclear weapons-related technology Saturday, but ties between the two remained tense as a trade war loomed over Chinese copyright piracy.A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman...
Clinton Targets `Drive-Through' Baby Deliveries
Declaring that many new mothers are being compelled by insurance companies to leave the hospital before it is safe, President Bill Clinton asked Congress on Saturday to guarantee 48-hour stays after a woman gives birth."A national consensus is rapidly...
Coach, Manager Take Different Tacts at Lectern
Fifty years ago, en route to a world championship in his first of five seasons as manager of the Cardinals, Eddie Dyer offered a basic - and interesting - difference between managing baseball and coaching football.It came to mind at the Post-Dispatch...
College Update: Women
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY* Name-dropping: SLU softballer Amanda Gust ended the season with a .302 batting average. The last Billiken to hit over .300 was sTMikki McPherson, who batted .381 in 1993.* Number-crunching: SLU finished the softball season 6-45,...
Conflicting Values Define Minimum-Wage Debate
AFTER WEEKS OF political jockeying, Congress appears poised to vote - perhaps as early as this week - on a proposal to raise the minimum wage.The politics of the wage issue has obscured the likely effect of an hourly raise to $5.15 from the current $4.25....
Copycats Add Up to Box-Office Boredom at the Movies, It's Seriously Deja Vu
`MRS. Winterbourne," now in theaters, is a rehash of last year's "While You Were Sleeping" - both are about a case of mistaken identity, with a poor woman embraced by a wealthy family."Primal Fear" is a courtroom drama with a twist, a descendant of the...
County Health Chief Vacancy Decried Council Member Says Leader Is Needed to Make Crucial Decisions
The St. Louis County Health Department has been without a director for almost 1 1/2 years, spurring criticism by a County Council member.Councilman Kurt Odenwald, R-Shrewsbury, says he's concerned that the department has lacked leadership while considering...
DC-9s Are Showing Their Age, Pilots Say but Plane Is Regarded as Airliner Workhorse
Some airline pilots say the DC-9 is not easy to fly. It lands too fast and uses too much runway on takeoff.Others say the twin-engine plane, first introduced in 1965, is getting so old it whistles. They have nicknamed it "the Whistling S-t Can.""The...
Dennis Rodman: Think `Theatricality'
A T THIS POINT, I thought I had heard all the theories on why Dennis Rodman has captured the imagination of Chicagoans and the media.As a Bulls fan, I find my interest in Rodman limited to whether he can grab rebounds and avoid going berserk and kissing...
Dodgers Top Cards 3-2 in 12 Winning Run Scores on Borders' Error
Cardinals catcher Pat Borders made his first big-league appearance at first base Friday night - and it caught up with him.Borders, who was switched into the game by manager Tony La Russa along with reliever Dennis Eckersley an inning before, couldn't...
Dole Pledges to Get Tough on Crime, Assails Clinton's Record
Sen. Bob Dole pledged Saturday to wage a war on crime, one in which police and prosecutors don't have to "ask permission to fight back."In a campaign speech outside Omaha police headquarters, the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting called for...
Do You like Roller-Coaster Rides? Hang On!
The stock market took investors on a roller-coaster ride last week on fears that inflation was making a nasty comeback and interest rates were headed higher, but the experts say stay tuned, there are more wild times to come.The Dow Jones industrial average...
Emmett Kelly `He Was Right Clown at the Right Time'
Never has such a sad face left a legacy of so many smiles.Emmett Kelly could have lived in near anonymity as himself. But as Weary Willie - the hobo clown with the downturned face and deep 5 o'clock shadow - Kelly gained recognition worldwide.Seventeen...
Endangered Species List `On' Again
The Interior Department will get to work quickly to determine whether any endangered wildlife species face imminent extinction as it resumes work on a program that Congress suspended for a year, officials said Friday.The Interior Department's Fish and...
End the Dual Voting System in Illinois
Now that Gov. Jim Edgar has lost in federal and state court, he should give up his hard-headed opposition to the federal Motor Voter law. Mr. Edgar should scrap Illinois' unfair two-tier voting system that denies 130,000 registered voters the right to...
Father of Informer Angry over Search of His Family's Home
The father of the informer who sent police on a mistaken raid in St. Charles County said Saturday that police entered his house without a search warrant while they were looking for his son."I feel violated. My constitutional rights were violated," said...
Father's Hopes Fade as Images Filter in from Site of Disaster
Stewart P. Thomas of Coral Gables, Fla., fought frustration and fear of the inevitable as he watched Saturday's images of ValuJet Flight 592.The crash site pictures showed scrap metal. No people. No hint that his daughter, Betsy Favero, 44, her husband...
Final Touch for the Dining Room: Silver-Plated Carving Cart
DO YOU HAVE a carving cart in your home? Probably not. But carving carts, along with many other unusual silver serving pieces that were popular in the 19th century, can still be found at antiques shops and sales.Ornate silver and silver plate has come...
Five Presidents Who Helped Win Cold War
FROM THE SHADOWSBy Robert M. Gates604 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30THE SUBTITLE of "From the Shadows" is unusually long: "The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War."It's also more than a bit misleading.True, as a longtime...
Five Subplots in Flyers-Panthers Series
Now it's the best of three.With the Flyers and Florida Panthers deadlocked at two games each in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals, the little things have become more important.The series will resume Sunday afternoon, at the Spectrum. So...
Following the Trail of the Buffalo Soldiers
THE BLACK CAVALRYMEN seemed perfect, as if they had come fresh from a dream.They sat tall and proud in the saddle, unfazed by the stinging rain or the wind whipping through the hills outside Denver. It didn't matter that they were re-enactors carrying...
For Bobby Hull, It's Standing Room Only as Blues' Good-Luck Charm
With 20,796 fans screaming in celebration Friday night, Blues winger Brett Hull shared a special moment with his father, Bobby, at Kiel Center.As referee Mark Faucette sorted out the penalties of a last-second scrum, Brett stood in the Blues' zone, midway...
Fragrance Gardens Planting the Right Herbs, Flowers and Shrubs Makes Perfect Scents
Cindy Gilberg goes straight to the fragrant part of her garden on Mother's Day.Once there, she cuts long stems of fat-blossomed peonies -- pale pink and white -- and presents the scented bouquet to her mother.It is an understandable tradition for the...
Gateway Cup Up Next at Fox Run
If you've been out to get a sneak preview of Boone Valley Golf Club and watched the Taylor Cup match play championship conducted by the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association, you've been treated to entertaining golf and breathtaking settings.There's...
Ghost Kindly Offers Clues to Appalachian Mystery
THE ROSEWOOD CASKETA novel by Sharyn McCrumb303 pages, Dutton, $23.95IT'S EASY to solve murder mysteries if you can talk to the victims and ask who killed them.A recurring character in Sharyn McCrumb's series of Appalachian mystery novels is Nora Bonesteel,...
Guide to Good, Cheap Hotels in New York
SMART MANHATTANITES keep a list. They know where to find the true bargains - clean, safe, attractive and, most important, inexpensive hotels in this, America's No. 1 visitor city.This is the town where nightly rates start at $225 and rise rapidly to...
Guilt Pushed Hero of Bombing to Suicide, Friend Says Oklahoma Building `Just Got Another One'
A reluctant hero of the Oklahoma City bombing who took his own life was racked with guilt because an injury kept him from rescuing more victims, his closest friend said Friday."The federal building claimed 169 lives," Officer Jim Ramsey said. "It just...
Hawks' Defense Invisible against O'neal's Magic
Shaquille O'Neal proved his point - again.Single cover the Orlando Magic center and he'll dominate a game. Double-team him and he'll make an opponent pay, too.Just ask the Atlanta Hawks, who found a way to slow down O'Neal Friday night yet still lost...
Heavy Baggage: Sec Weighs Action over Denver Airport Bonds
Way back in 1990, when the Denver International Airport was, literally, just a hole in the ground, local officials were warned by their own consultants that the baggage system that would later shred luggage and become a national joke was horribly flawed...
Helping Hand
PayBack Inc., a juvenile restitution and community service program, has received donations of $1,000 from the St. Louis Squires and Ladies Charitable Foundation, St. Louis County Employee Dress Down Day and SAFECO Insurance Cos. Anonymous foundations...
Help Is on Way for Hives Sufferers
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have had hives for three months, and no one can tell me how or why. For relief, I turn to you. Can you help?I know you've searched the list of allergy miscreants - foods and drugs, heat, cold, pressure and sunlight. And your doctor...
Here's a New Book on Short Trips in Missouri
ALL LEE GODLEY wanted was a book to stuff into his glove compartment that would inspire him when he got one of those spur-of-the-moment notions to hop in the car and go exploring.So he wrote it."Daytrip Missouri" (Aplelion Publishing, $14.95) succeeds...
House Gop Steps Back from Lasting Gas-Tax Cut
House Republicans are backing away from a permanent gasoline-tax reduction, even as they join Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole in pressing for a temporary rollback.House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said Friday, "We'll wait for a new president, a...
How Spouse Abuse Takes a Foothold
THE WOMAN WHOWALKED INTO DOORSA novel by Roddy Doyle226, Viking, $22.95WHEN RODDY DOYLE'S novel "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha" won the 1993 Booker Prize, many readers who had ignored the excellent earlier novels of his "Barrytown Trilogy" awoke to what a talent...
Ignorant Anti-Semitism Shocks; Calculated Jew-Bashing Is Ignored
We in no way concur with her interpretation of history," read the official statement issued Tuesday by acting commissioner Bud Selig on behalf of Major League Baseball. Her? Who? The late Barbara Tuchman on the origins of World War I ? Doris Kearns Goodwin...
In a Hurry? Go West, Where Speed Limits Are High or Nonexistent
THOSE PLANNING to drive west this summer can look forward to shortest travel time in nearly a generation.Over the next month, five states - Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico and Utah - will phase in 75-mph speed limits on rural interstate highways....
Indecisive Election Forces Parties to Try Building Union India's Lower Castes See Chance at Power
Diverse political parties tried to form a coalition government Saturday after one of the most indecisive elections in India history.On Friday, Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao resigned after his Congress Party - which had governed India for decades...
Indy Speeds Dangerous, Top Cart Drivers Warn
Under a banner that read "The Real Cars . . . The REAL Stars . . . The Real Race . . . The U.S. 500 . . . The Real 500," sat three of IndyCar racing's biggest names.Al Unser Jr., Michael Andretti and Bobby Rahal were brought to the media center on the...
In Ot, Knicks Give Bulls First Postseason Defeat
News flash! The Chicago Bulls can indeed be beaten - even with Michael Jordan at his amazing best.The New York Knicks proved that Saturday, overcoming Jordan's 46 points and remarkable late-game heroics for a 102-99 overtime victory at home. That cut...
Jet Crash in Florida Claims over 100 Lives Plane Goes Down in Everglades Just Minutes after Leaving Miami
ValuJet Flight 592 carrying 109 people crashed Saturday in the Florida Everglades after the crew reported problems in the cockpit and attempted to return to Miami International Airport.There were apparently no survivors."Most of the wreckage out there...
Jet Crash in Florida Kills 109 Plane Goes Down in Everglades on Flight from Miami to Atlanta
ValuJet Flight 592, carrying 109 people, crashed Saturday in the Florida Everglades after the crew reported problems in the cockpit and attempted to return to Miami International Airport.There were apparently no survivors."Most of the wreckage out there...
Keeping an Eye on Antelopes Zoo Breaks Ground with Bonding Study
WHEN A Cuvier's gazelle gives birth to male and female twins, the mother spends more time with the male infant. In the wild, the young male needs more nutrition to get bigger, faster. That's not the case at the St. Louis Zoo, but that's where researchers...
Keino Proves It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
On the wall of a sun-splashed living room hangs a Daily Telegraph world map dotted with hundreds of red and yellow pins that fix the running ovals where Kipchoge Keino elevated a forgotten nation. But Kip Keino hurries past the map eager to share his...
Key House Votes / Key Senate Votes
KEY HOUSE VOTESARMS: Voting 224-187, the House autorized a $995,000 probe of the administration's role in allowing Iran to ship arms to Bosnian Muslims and Croatians in 1994 in violation of a U N embargo. A yes vote was to pass the resolution. (H...
Kid Clout Firms Discover Marketing with Youngsters in Mind
In the season of Mother's Day and Father's Day, let us pause to remember a marketing truth: Every day is kids' day."Children influence just about every purchase in the kitchen except detergent," says Selina Guber, president of Children's Market Research...
Kinser Wins at Tri-City
Steve Kinser and Tri-City Speedway go hand in hand.Saturday night, Kinser won for the 18th time in his career at the Granite City track, taking the 30-lap "A" main feature and the $6,000 first prize as the World of Outlaws made their first of two stops...
Lafayette Field Events Good for District Title
Lafayette High proved on Saturday that it doesn't necessarily take speed to win a track meet.The host Lancers used the field events to counter Parkway South's dominance of the races at the Class 4A District 3 meet.Lafayette won the discus, the high jump...
Late Gamble Sends Brayton to Pole at Indianapolis
Scott Brayton's big gamble paid off with a second successive Indianapolis 500 pole.At Brayton's insistence, team owner John Menard withdrew his already-qualified car. Then, with barely 15 minutes left in Saturday's opening round of qualifications, Brayton...
Late Gamble Sends Brayton to Pole; Luyendyk Dq'd
Scott Brayton knocked Arie Luyendyk off the pole position on Saturday, and the U.S. Auto Club knocked the 1990 Indianapolis 500 winner out of the lineup.Barely 10 minutes after Luyendyk qualified at a record speed for what would have been the pole position...
Lefty Leiter Gets It Right vs. Rockies
Al Leiter found himself part of another jubilant mob scene Saturday night, and this time he was in the middle.The lefthander pitched the first no-hitter in the Florida Marlins' brief history and baseball's first this season, shutting down the Colorado...
`Life at Edge' in the Arctic California Native Challenges Cold
LISA TRUITT has a simple philosophy: "All the easy things have been done.""If you're going to tackle something that's new and different, it's going to take a real commitment," says Truitt, producer of National Geographic's Explorer television series....
Life through Eyes of P-D Photographers
SO there we were at some god-forsaken ski resort in Southern Illinois in the dead of winter to do a layout on the dernier cri in ski togs. It was a cold and unforgiving day; snow lay on the ground, but it had a gray, second-hand look to it. The motor...
Lobby Reform out of Sight in Last Days of Session
With just five days to go in the Legislature's session, the outcry for lobby reform in Missouri seems to have dropped to a whisper.Rep. Greg Canuteson, D-Liberty, spearheaded the push for "zero tolerance" on lobbyist-supplied gifts, meals and trips....
Loving Leads Hazelwood E. to Another Crown
Hazelwood East sprinter Cori Loving couldn't have had worse luck at last year's Class 4A district track and field meet.First, he committed a false-start infraction in the 200-meter dash, then he suffered a hamstring pull and was unable to qualify in...
Making Your Very Own Movie Morrie Warshawski's Books Give Much-Needed Advice
WANT to make a movie? You'll need some money - to buy film or videotape for your camera, if nothing else. And you'll need to get your work distributed. Morrie Warshawski can supply plenty of advice on both matters.Warshawski lives in St. Louis and travels...
Mama's Big Hollywood and Pop Culture, Fickle as Ever, Kiss Up to Mom
MOTHERS pondering their social status in this finicky age can take a well-deserved break. As the second millennium A.D. draws to a close, the evidence is everywhere: Moms are in.Popular culture is expressing maternal interests in big ways these days...
Marion Barry Returns Home Washington Mayor Ends 10-Day Retreat, Makes Quiet Exit
Washington Mayor Marion Barry ended a 10-day retreat in Creve Coeur in the middle of the night and headed home.An aide said Saturday that Barry had been driving to Washington since late Friday.On May 1, Barry came to the Thompson Center, a religious...
Mcdonnell Team Will Assist Investigation
McDonnell Douglas Corp. has agreed to send some of its personnel to Florida to help investigate Saturday's crash of one of the company's DC-9 aircraft, a spokesman said.Tom Downey, with the company's Long Beach, Calif., operation, said the firm has talked...
Medical Leave Act Is a Success
I hate to say "I told you so." After all, most of the time, a simple "Nyaah, nyaah" will do the trick. But today I feel like trilling James Carville's book title: "We're Right, They're Wrong."What brings about this attack of gloating is a report just...
Mets Battle Past Cubs in Game with 9 Ejections
Rico Brogna's second home run of the game, a one-out shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, gave New York a 7-6 victory over Chicago on Saturday in a game in which eight players and a coach were ejected.Brogna, who had four RBIs, hit a 1-1 pitch off...
Mistaken Raid Wasn't So Unusual Society Is Appalled When Its Attack Dogs Bite a White Middle-Class Family
The words are familiar to all: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated." Yet the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution remains an abstraction to most.It...
Mom's Day (or Week) out What Your Mother Really Wants Is Some Time Away - by Herself. Here Are Some Suggestions
FORGET FLOWERS, candy and jewelry. What the significant mother in your life really wants for Mother's Day is some time away by herself.She may be too guilt-stricken to ask for it, but in her fantasies, chances are she daydreams about escaping from it...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff was surprised and disappointed to learn that the Alaska School Activities Association Board of Control has put high school hockey on probation.Why? Apparently the do-gooders and pantywaists on that board were concerned about...
Morphing Momisims: From `Do You Want a Smack?' to `Do You Want Time Out?'
AS A COLLECTIVE body of knowledge, is there a more titanic influence on human behavior than the wisdom of mothers? Is there any more authorative source than "Mom SAID!"As children, we may harbor delusions of resistance, but sooner or later we bow to...
Moving Tribute Fans' Guide to Baseball Movies (Good and Ugly)
Hey, baseball fans, if drinking beer outdoors in bone-chilling weather that passes for spring sitting in a frozen plastic stadium chair isn't your idea of a good time, head to a video store.Opening day is not just the official start of the baseball season,...
New Industry Supports Downsizing `Survivors'
In the comic strip "Dilbert," the company's chief executive hires a consultant to run the "dignity enhancement program" so that workers will feel good about themselves while they work harder for less money.When Dilbert asks how the company can afford...
No Clues in Collision of Marine Helicopters
Marines flying two helicopters that collided in the dark during a war exercise were wearing night-vision goggles and made no apparent mistakes during a dress rehearsal the night before, the deputy Secretary of Defense John White said Saturday."As of...
Notes/calendar
NOTEBOOK* Free use of fishing rods, free bait, free fishing instruction, free hot dogs and even help in cleaning the catch will highlight the Mayor's Family Fishing Fair June 8, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at Forest, Carondelet and Fairgrounds parks.Experts will...
Now Is the Time to Tell Mom That You Love Her
Dear Readers: Today is Mother's Day. I have been looking for something appropriate. The letter I selected appeared in my column in 1987.Dear Ann Landers: I had a marvelous mother who loved me, sacrificed for me and helped me in every way possible. All...