St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 2, 1995

0+0 Equals .500 Mark for Cards
The Cardinals' formula for success this season, undetectable in early games, has been more readily apparent the past two days.For the second game in succession, the Cardinals featured tight defense, outstanding pitching and a shutout victory as they...
4,700 Jobs to Be Cut by Mobil
Mobil Corp. will eliminate 4,700 jobs in a worldwide restructuring aimed at keeping it competitive with other big oil companies that have drastically reduced their payrolls and costs.Mobil said Monday the cutbacks will save more than $1 billion a year...
Adkins Hanging Up His Clipboard Jeff City Coach Is Retiring at 70 with 405 Victories
High school football fans in Missouri generally assumed Pete Adkins would coach the Jefferson City Jays until he died. Adkins actually might have preferred that."If I had to go suddenly," Adkins said, "I always thought it would be best to be coaching...
Advent of Regular Umpires Draws Praise from Cardinals Pagnozzi Says `Thank God'; Torre Cites Inconsistencies
Seems strange to hear players and managers speak in favorable terms about umpires, but they did so Monday upon hearing the major-league regulars were on their way back."I don't think it's a derogatory remark toward anyone, but you feel like you're supposed...
Advent of Umps Draws Praise
Seems strange to hear players and managers speak in favorable terms about umpires, but they did so Monday upon hearing the major-league regulars were on their way back."I don't think it's a derogatory remark toward anyone, but you feel like you're supposed...
A Free Ride for Juvenile Offenders
Students riding on a school bus a few weeks ago were getting increasingly unruly, and, after the driver was hit in the back of the head by a book, she called the police. When an officer arrived and tried to restore order on the bus, he was, according...
Airport Seeks All of Kinloch $35.5 Million Buyout Would Level City
Lambert Field wants to spend $35.5 million to buy and level Kinloch.Lambert officials say the buyout of the community just east of the airport is to move residents who are bombarded by an unacceptable level of airplane noise.They insist the buyout has...
Answer Woman a Real Trouper on Way Out
It was 1986. The Blues had just won a game with a late goal.Coach Jacques Demers was in his office, pumped up with excitement. His postgame gushing suddenly ceased as he scanned the final game summary. At the bottom was an obscure tidbit about the...
Auditor Alone Faces Limit on Cash
State Auditor Margaret Kelly wasted no time complying with Missouri's tough new restrictions on campaign war chests. Since December, she has spent about $9,000 to lower her balance to the required level of $3,000.Her depleted bank account illustrates...
Baby Richard Learning Ropes in New Home
Baby Richard fed ducks, looked through books and talked on the phone with his adoptive family Monday, his first full day with the biological parents who fought for four years to raise him.The blond 4-year-old hit it off reasonably well with Otakar and...
Baby Richard, Still Tearful, Learning Ropes
Baby Richard, the child taken whimpering from his adoptive family after a fierce custody fight, phoned his brother and tearfully asked to go home on his first night with his biological parents.The blond 4-year-old also got to know his new parents, Otakar...
Baby-Sitting Brings Mu Player a Little Closer to Cardinals
Most folks go to Busch Stadium to watch a Cardinals game, have a hot dog and maybe sample the sponsor's product.Christe Boen goes to Busch Stadium to pick up baby-sitting jobs and fielder's gloves.Boen, 21, is a senior on the University of Missouri's...
Bond, Harkin Propose National `Contract' Welfare Plan
SENS. CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, R-Mo., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, want to put in place a national welfare system that would require recipients to sign contracts with their states outlining the steps they will take to end their dependence on government aid.In...
Briefs
MISSOURI JEFFERSON CITY Senate OKs Small-Loan Interest Hike</P><P>The Senate approved a bill Monday raising the maximum interest rate paid by people who take out small, unsecured loans. The vote was 26-1.</P><P>The bill...
Briefs
NUCLEAR PACT North Korea Informs U.S. It Wants To Resume Talks</P><P>North Korea notified the United States on Monday it was willing to resume negotiations on its nuclear program without conditions and at a higher diplomatic level.</P><P>American...
Briefs
JERUSALEM Security Council Asked To Block Taking Of Land</P><P>The Palestinian observer at the United Nations is calling for urgent Security Council measures to counter Israeli orders to confiscate 131 acres of land in East Jerusalem.</P><P>The...
Bulls Must Defeat Hornets Minus Rats, Noise of Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium is now just dirty beams, dangling wires and decades of memories. Soon, it will be rubble."Waste of a good building," Michael Jordan says.Jordan and the Chicago Bulls don't play there anymore and no longer can depend on Stadium rats, roaches...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN</P><P>Oliver Main Investment, a mortgage broker, has opened at 6932 Mexico Road in St. Peters. Phone: 970-3333.</P><P>St. Louis Orthodontic Group has opened at 250 Mid Rivers Center in St. Peters. Drs. Paul Melnik...
Canadiens Lose, Will Miss Playoffs
The Montreal Canadiens were eliminated from postseason contention with a 2-0 loss at Buffalo on Monday night, the first time in 25 years the storied franchise has missed the playoffs.The Sabres clinched the last remaining playoff spot in the Eastern...
Chamber Chorus Closes Season with `Requiem'
I'VE sometimes turned on the radio and enjoyed the music I heard, only to discover, when the announcement of the title and composer came, that it was something I'd previously decided I didn't like. Composers of the 20th century "English Musical Renaissance,"...
Cor Jesu Has the Drive in '95
A year ago the Chargers of Cor Jesu Academy enjoyed a solid soccer season. They won 17 of 21 games and reached the state sectionals. But there was something missing."We just didn't have the drive, that desire to excel and succeed," said coach Dave Gauvain,...
Cujo Back in Top Form for Blues after Shaking off Injury, Goalie Set to Make Impact
During Curtis Joseph's brief hiatus from the starting lineup with a hamstring injury, Jon Casey made a strong case for himself as a possible playoff goalie.He went 4-1-2, with a 2.61 goals-against average, and coach Mike Keenan reminded one and all that...
Cujo Back in Top from for Blues after Shaking off Injury, Goalie Set to Make Impact
During Curtis Joseph's brief hiatus from the starting lineup with a hamstring injury, Jon Casey made a strong case for himself as a possible playoff goalie.He went 4-1-2, with a 2.61 goals-against average, and coach Mike Keenan reminded one and all that...
Disturbing Art, Painful Talk Mark Victims' Rights Week Range of Crime: Murder, Drunken Driving, Stalking, Terrorism
Dark paintings lined the meeting-room wall, describing - through art - the anguish of crime victims and of mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends affected by crime and abuse.A picture of a child on its back trapped in an array of spikes might...
Don't Worry Much about Embargo Fuel Prices Expected to Rise Only a Little
Heading to the gas pump may cost drivers a little more this summer as the United States' economic embargo of Iran starts taking hold.But analysts say the increase will only be temporary and shouldn't send prices too high during the busiest driving season...
Episcopalian Treasurer Accused of Embezzling
The treasurer of the Episcopal Church embezzled $2.2 million and spent it on new homes, travel, jewelry and tuition for her children while the financially embattled denomination was slashing staff and programs, the church said Monday.Ellen F. Cooke,...
Execution Approved by Court Prisoner's Attorney Seeks Another Delay
The execution of Emmitt Foster of St. Louis is on again, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here ruled Monday.Foster's attorney, Gino Battisti, said he would ask Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the execution, scheduled...
FBI Issues Alert for 2 in Bombing New Sketch of Suspect Out
Federal authorities put out an alert Monday for two men said to be associates of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh. The men were said to be potential witnesses in the case.One of the men, identified as Gary Allen Land, was said by sources...
Fighting Breaks out as Cease-Fire Expires for Bosnian Factions
Mortar shells slammed into Sarajevo and gunfire crackled down "sniper alley" on Monday as Bosnia's combatants watched a widely ignored truce expire and geared up for more war.Special U.N. envoy Yasushi Akashi was forced to admit that two days of talks...
Flames' Fleury Deserves Look as Nhl's MVP Lindros Is Likely Choice, but 160-Pound Pest Worthy
The Philadelphia Flyers' Eric Lindros will merit due consideration from all voters for the Hart Trophy as the National Hockey League's most valuable player this season.In fact, any ballot that omits his name from a list of most deserving players shall...
Foster Says He Is Eager for Confirmation Hearing
Buffeted for months by abortion foes and other critics, President Bill Clinton's surgeon general nominee declared himself primed to "define who Henry Foster is" at a Senate hearing today. Administration officials conceded that confirmation still looked...
Foster's Opponents Grope for Excuses
There is some solace in hearing Henry Foster's opponents trip over their tongues as they try to explain their hostility to the doctor without using the A-word.Republican leaders have been left stammering by the prospect that the confirmation hearings...
Friendly `Spotlighting' Has Costs, Survey Shows
Fifty years ago, it was next to impossible to find a white-tailed deer in Missouri. Today, deer are a common sight along the state's roadsides - so common that they have become a tourist attraction.But when whitetails come out at sunset to begin their...
Henry Foster Must Provide Answers
Anti-abortion forces have succeeded in turning the nomination or Dr. Henry Foster for the post of U.S. surgeon general into a litmus test for Senate Republicans. For that reason, his confirmation hearings, which begin today, could turn into political...
Highlights of Trial
Developments Monday in the O.J. Simpson trial:Juror Dismissed: A seventh juror, 25-year-old Tracy Hampton, was dismissed, leaving only five alternates. Last month, Hampton told Judge Lance Ito: "I can't take it anymore," but Ito tried to keep her on...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The Fort Zumwalt North boys basketball camp will be held June 5-8 at the high school. The camp is for boys in grades 4-9. Boys entering grades 4-6 will meet from 8-10 a.m. daily while boys entering grades 7-9 will meet from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Emphasis...
Honor Societies Meet at Duchesne in State Convention
National Honor Society members at Duchesne High School found that a lot of work goes with the honor of being host to the society's state convention.The members started working last summer on planning and raising money for the convention, which was held...
Husband Leaves under False Pretenses
Dear Abby: I would be celebrating my 35th wedding anniversary in June, but my husband, Arnold, left me last year.He retired and wanted an RV so we could travel.He made up all sorts of lies and sold our home, pretending we would be on the road most of...
I Asked, You Gave: Thanks for the Mail
A FEW COLUMNS ago I invited you to talk to me across the back fence.I'll need a bigger fence, and about 50 gallons of coffee. I'm still trying to dig out from under the avalanche of your letters, cards and faxes. Slowly but surely I'm working my way...
Illinois' $30 Million Hotel Bill
The night after Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka announced she would waive $30 million in debt from the owners of hotels in Collinsville and Springfield, Gov. Jim Edgar held a fund-raiser in the plush Springfield hotel - a dinner organized in part...
Juror Excused Who Couldn't `Take It' Panel's Ethnic Balance Shifts in Simpson Case
A black female juror who had once told the judge that she could not "take it anymore" was dismissed from duty in the O.J. Simpson murder trial Monday.The excused juror, Tracy Hampton, 25, a flight attendant, was the seventh juror to leave the panel since...
Leave the Park-Soils Tax Alone
The classic rural-urban split in the Missouri General Assembly is being blamed for a move to subdivide the one-tenth-cent state parks and soil conservation sales tax four ways to include city parks and urban storm sewer systems. The situation is more...
Liberals Attempt to Shut off Debate
Anyone who doubted that Bill Clinton is absolutely shameless need only look at the political spin he is putting on the tragic bombing in Oklahoma City. With the support of much of the liberal media, Clinton is suggesting that "anti-government" talk show...
Lutheran Sports Teams Excell in the Classroom
Lutheran High School of St. Charles County is pleased to announce that all 13 of its fall and winter sports teams, including the cheerleading and pompon squads, have been, or will be, recognized by the Missouri State High School Activities Association...
Malnutrition Found to Change Viruses
The old argument that you are what you eat apparently holds true for viruses as well, according to a new study.In a series of experiments - the final results of which appeared in Monday's issue of the British journal Nature Medicine - scientists have...
Man to Be Tried in '77 Killing at Temple
Joseph Paul Franklin, an avowed racist and anti-Semite, will stand trial later this year on charges that he fatally shot a man 17 years ago outside a Richmond Heights synagogue.Franklin, 44, is serving four life sentences in the federal penitentiary...
Mass Celebrates Carmelite Home's 75 Years
Rainy days and Mondays always get you down.Not this rainy day, and not this Monday at the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home.Young and old, and those in between, gathered in the chapel to celebrate a Mass commemorating the 75th anniversary of the home for the...
Mayor's Budget Calls for 3 Pct. Worker Pay Hike
St. Charles Mayor Robert L. Moeller is proposing a budget that would give city employees a 3 percent raise and set up a reserve fund for gaming revenue.On Friday, the mayor gave the City Council his proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July...
Midnight at the Oasis for Some, the Wee Hours of the Morning Are the Right Time to Buy Athletic Socks or Lawnmower Blades
A FEW HOURS ago the people were everywhere, wheeling their big drop-it-right-on-in shopping carts up aisles jammed with whistling teapots and bottles of Weed-B-Gon and paperback murder mysteries with big guns and ruby-mouthed women painted on the covers.Just...
Morning Briefing
TWA Cuts Three Jumbo Jets, Lays Off Pilots</P><P>Trans World Airlines Inc. will lay off as many as 41 pilots in the coming months because of the elimination of three jumbo jets from its fleet.</P><P>TWA said the first of the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The jump-starting of a new week proved to be too much for GARY SHELTON, who provides prose for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. He started jotting down random thoughts and proceeded to run amok, amas, amat with such verbiage as:"Here's why GEORGE STEINBRENNER...
Myths about Militias
Not since the Red scare of the 1920s has a political minority been under as much hostile scrutiny as the right-wing militia movement is today. The Oklahoma City bombing quickly focused on a man with ephemeral links to a militia group in Michigan. This...
New Group Tries to Stem Colonial Village Vacancies
RUNNING ON EMPTY: Colonial Village, the troubled South City apartment complex once managed by giant McCormack Baron and Associates, now has a vacancy rate of more than 50 percent. At the insistence of Alderman Paul Beckerle, a new management company...
New Sketch, New Search in Bombing Rescue Effort Is Ending
The FBI released yet another sketch of the elusive "John Doe 2" on Monday as agents chased clues in Kansas, Arizona and Oklahoma.Outside the shaky ruins of the bomb-damaged Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma, officials acknowledged that it...
Newsletters Link Authors, Fans the Reason for the Communication Is Not Really a Mystery
MYSTERY LOVERS know that Lawrence Block created one of the great hard-boiled detectives.But some of us know Larry a little better.Larry told us he tripped and sprained his ankle, and clomped around at a convention with a cane.Larry said, "Rumors scuttled...
Not So Risky: Junk Bond Funds Shining Top 10 Junk Bond Mutual Funds
If Kirk Kerkorian and Lee Iacocca try to sell you some of the junk bonds they'll probably have to issue in order to buy Chrysler Corp., don't run off. Think seriously about buying them.Junk bonds - loans that pay high interest because the borrowers have...
NY Nips Cavs amid 74 Free Throws
The New York Knicks won it Cleveland-style.Patrick Ewing had 23 points and 10 rebounds Monday night, sending the Knicks past the Cavaliers 83-81 in a game with plodding play that was the result of a NBA playoff-record 74 foul shots.The Cavs were 34...
NY Nips Davs amid 74 Free Throws
The New York Knicks won it Cleveland-style.Patrick Ewing had 23 points and 10 rebounds Monday night, sending the Knicks past the Cavaliers 83-81 in a game with plodding play that was the result of a NBA playoff-record 74 foul shots.The Cavs were 34...
Obituaries
Dorothy J. Holtkamp</P><P>Dorothy J. "Dot" Holtkamp, 57, of St. Charles, died Sunday (April 30, 1995) of cancer at Barnes St. Peters Hospital.</P><P>Mrs. Holtkamp was employed for 22 years as a manager of Huck's Food and Fuel...
Olympic Ticket Forms? Aisle 2 at Shop 'N Save
Charles Leven stopped Monday at the Shop 'N Save in St. Ann not to buy groceries but to be among the first to get a crack at tickets to the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.Mail-order ticket forms are contained in 46-page booklets released Monday across...
Panthers Finish Second in Tourney at Quincy; Coach Is Happy with Play
The Fort Zumwalt North High soccer team took to the road last weekend, traveling to Quincy, Ill., for a four-team tournament."We took 25 girls because nine of them had to leave before the final game Saturday because the prom was Saturday night," coach...
Peacekeeping Redeemed in El Salvador
Confidence in the United Nations has been sorely shaken by its failures in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Somalia. Indeed, both the Balkan and African tragedies have overshadowed a major U.N. success story: the four-year, peacekeeping mission in El Salvador,...
People
CARL ICAHN continues to make friends wherever he goes.Now, the former power behind TWA has the horsey set up in arms in Bedford, N.Y. There, he has staked out "no riding" signs on private trails. So have such other big names as RALPH LAUREN and MARIAH...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ACCIDENTSSt. Peters: A man from St. Clair was critically injured Monday morning when his car was struck...
Projects Approved to Ease Traffic Flow
The board of directors of the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council has endorsed funding for several projects designed to improve traffic flow in St. Charles County and nearby areas.The projects must still be approved by the Missouri Highway and Transportation...
Queensryche: Going to `Promised Land'
ST. LOUISANS were given a chance to journey to the Promised Land with Queensryche Sunday night, but only a few thousand souls took the rock group up on their offer. The floor of Kiel Center filled up for the concert, but there was only a scattering of...
Room Boom-Clayton Hotel Plans Raising Doubts
Despite its reputation as one of the weakest hotel markets in St. Louis, the Clayton area may soon become a hotbed of hotel development. One new hotel is now under construction, and four more are on developers' drawing boards. But hotel consultants...
Rooster Controversy Causes More Crowing
Dear Ann Landers: I enjoyed reading the letter about the loud rooster in France. It seems that Brigitte Bardot felt the bird should have been allowed to disturb the neighbors, but the courts disagreed.I, for one, appreciated reading about the "battle...
Roxana Will Get Recycling Center
While officials debate the best way to recycle trash in Madison County, one company is planning a $600,000 recycling center in Roxana.Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc. announced Monday that it would build a center that would enable the county to meet the state...
San Francisco Pitchers Go Blankety-Blank, Blank
The San Francisco Giants won their third shutout in six games this season, but hardly anyone witnessed it.Playing before the smallest Candlestick Park crowd since 1992, Terry Mulholland scattered six hits in seven innings and the Giants took advantage...
Search for More Survivors Is Futile, Expert Here Agrees
An engineer from St. Louis who helped supervise rescue work at the federal building in Oklahoma City says the leaders there are wise to abandon the courageous and dangerous search for survivors."We've already had enough victims," Tom Niedernhofer, a...
Second Reunion Best for `Cagney & Lacey'
CHRIS and Mary Beth are back in fine form for "Cagney & Lacey: Together Again" (8 o'clock tonight on Channel 4), a big improvement over the first "C&L" reunion.After years apart, the former partners (in police and TV) were awkward together at first,...
Sellout Crowd Watches Orioles Lose
The Baltimore Orioles drew a sellout crowd at their home opener Monday. Unfortunately, Ricardo Bones and Kevin Seitzer also showed up.Bones allowed two hits in 7 1/3 innings and Seitzer went three for four with a homer and three RBIs as Milwaukee won...
Some of Baseball's Best Marks May, Indeed, Never Be Broken
Every baseball fan knows about Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak and Lou Gehrig's Iron Man mark. And Pete Rose's 4,256 hits and Hank Aaron's 755 homers easily rank among the most impressive records.But what are the 10 most impressive statistical feats after...
Sports Shorts
Moeller Is Suspended As Michigan Coach</P><P>The University of Michigan suspended football coach Gary Moeller with pay Monday while it investigates his fight in a restaurant and subsequent scuffle with police on Friday.</P><P>University...
Spotlight
When Shanna Kiel's friends at Francis Howell High School recognized her picture in the April issue of Teen Magazine, they were shocked that she hadn't told them she was going to be featured in a national publication. But the 15-year-old freshman at Francis...
Sudden Death Does in Knights in Shootout Finale Defending State Champ Downs Howell North
Dan Hogan wasn't complaining, but . . ."We definitely had our chances - in regulation, in overtime and again in penalty kicks. But we just couldn't put them away," Francis Howell North soccer coach Hogan said after his Knights battled two-time defending...
Supreme Court Signals Retreat on Federal Legislative Powers
In 1933, with farmers bankrupt and desperate in the Great Depression, Congress passed the Agricultural Adjustment Act to regulate farm production. Three years later the Supreme Court held it unconstitutional - beyond the power of the federal government.The...
Survivor Credits Activities, Mentors
JESSIE DAVISON HAS SEEN his life and those of 14 others - pass before his eyes.It happened recently, when Davison was at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club in north St. Louis. A lifelong love - boxing - had brought him to the club: the Gateway Classic boxing...
Taking Aspirin All Day Is Not without Risk
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please try to tell my husband that what he is doing is harmful. He is taking a dozen aspirins a day. He says it is a harmless drug and makes him feel better. This started a couple of years ago, and his use seems to be actually accelerating.Your...
Taylor-Made? Little-Known Millionaire Bids to Be Gop Presidential Choice
Maurice M. Taylor Jr. already has his own White House, but he's pining for the one now occupied by Bill Clinton.Taylor, chief executive of Titan Wheel International Inc., is no Friend of Bill. He isn't a fan of Phil Gramm or Bob Dole, either."None of...
Teen-Ager Sacrifices His Time to Educate Peers on Aids
John Needem gave up football for a plaque, a marble clock and the satisfaction that he may be protecting the health of some fellow teen-agers.That's a fair trade, he says.Needem, 17, will receive the Clara Barton Award today from the St. Louis Bi-State...
There's No Easy Way to Erase `Marriage Tax'
During the election, the Republicans promised to repeal what they called the unfair and unconscionable "marriage tax." That's the extra tax that most married working couples pay, compared with two singles who earn the same income.As an example, take...
Tin Cup in Hand, Royals Could Use a Benefactor
Wanted: One civic-minded, fabulously wealthy individual to save major-league baseball in Kansas City. Must be willing to lose money and be called stupid.Experience preferred, but not necessary. Applications being taken at One Royal Way, Kansas City,...
Umps Get the Call . . . to Work
Baseball owners, who still have not settled with their players, agreed to a five-year deal with umpires Monday and ended their 120-day lockout.The regular umpires will return to the field Wednesday. The agreement means the end of picket lines outside...
Uncertainty Surrounds Court Ruling on Commerce but Experts Agree Ruling Limits Congress, May Jeopardize Laws
ONE LAW PROFESSOR calls it the biggest decision in half a century. Another calls it a blip on the constitutional landscape.The simple truth is that not even the experts know the long-range importance of last week's decision in U.S. vs. Lopez, in which...
U of I Stuffing Marlboro Man into a Computer
Tigers in our tanks. Tiny men in our toilet bowls. The Marlboro man, the Avon lady, those Campbell's kids.Powerful images that say a lot about the culture that produced them are being preserved by the University of Illinois' Cummings Center For Advertising...
U.S. Makes Deal with Daughter of Malcolm X
The government agreed Monday to drop murder-for-hire charges against a daughter of assassinated black nationalist Malcolm X in exchange for two years of probation and counseling.The woman, Qubilah Shabazz, 34, had been charged with plotting to murder...
U.S. Steps Up Effort to Gets Nations to Cut Trade with Iran
The United States on Monday stepped up its campaign to persuade other nations to follow its lead and cut off trade that might help Iran sponsor international terrorism or develop nuclear weapons."If Iran gets substantial foreign help (and trade revenue),...
Vaughn Complex Is on Its Way Down `Learned Our Lesson,' Cisneros Says
Before the new wave in public housing can go up in St. Louis, Riley Baumann has to take down the old.Dignitaries - including Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros - banged away with gold-painted sledgehammers at the vacant Vaughn public housing complex Monday,...
Vikings Rolling with 10 Straight, Perfect Gac Mark
As an assistant coach under Terry Kasper for the past five seasons, Tony Perkins knew he was stepping into a good situation as the new baseball coach at Francis Howell High.But he never expected this.The Vikings, ranked No. 12 in the latest large-school...
Wives Visit Two Americans Held by Iran
Two American women had a tearful reunion with their husbands in a maximum security prison near Baghdad and said afterward that they hoped the men would soon be released."I cannot begin to say how good it was to see my husband, and I know that Kathy feels...
Zeigler Settlement Is 3rd with a Utility since January
Zeigler Coal Holding Co. said Monday it has settled a six-month old dispute with one of its biggest customers, the third settlement with a utility since January."We stand to improve our profitability while our customer will benefit from reduced fuel...