St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 1, 1996

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1-0 Win Gives Incarnate Word Poll Top Spot
The Red Knights of Incarnate Word Academy find themselves in a familiar position these days - atop the Post-Dispatch girls soccer poll.Incarnate, last week's No. 2 team, knocked off then-No.1 Francis Howell North 1-0 in overtime Saturday. The win came...
25 Ways to Be Good Parental Role Model
PARENTS, BEWARE. You've got a little set of eyes watching every move you make. So when it comes to instilling values such as responsibility, honesty, loyalty and kindness in your children, you'd better practice what you preach."Children are going to...
300th Save for Franco as Mets Defeat Expos
John Franco became the first lefthander with 300 saves, and Pete Harnisch held baseball's top-hitting team to three hits in seven innings as the New York Mets beat the visiting Montreal Expos 3-2 on a foggy Monday night.Franco got his fifth save of the...
4 Charged in Bludgeoning of Woman
Four young men - two 20-year-olds and two 17-year-olds - were charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in the slaying of Angela C. Lewis, 21, found bludgeoned to death in her home near Belleville on Sunday night.Investigators said the killing took place...
7 Visitors Are Treated to Taste of Hospitality
It happens sometimes in movies. Or old TV shows like "The Millionaire." But for a stranger really to pick up the meal tab for an out-of-town family of seven?It happened. Right here."Things like that just don't happen in real life," said Shawn Medrano,...
A-B Offers a New Malt Liquor Hurricane Brand Enters High-Octane Market
Anheuser-Busch is rolling out Hurricane, its newest entry in the market for high-octane malt liquor.Hurricane Malt Liquor, now going on sale in the St. Louis area, joins another recent entry, Michelob Malt, and A-B's established King Cobra Malt Liquor.Like...
Air Safety in Jeopardy, 2 Critics Say
Airline passengers' safety too often depends on poorly trained inspectors and a mismanaged computer system, industry officials and congressional investigators asserted Tuesday.Two industry officials testified anonymously before a Senate subcommittee,...
Among Friends Harris Thrilled at Chance with Rams
Of all the new Rams frolicking through minicamp at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club, none is happier about his place of employment than James Harris.He's back in his hometown. His once-injured foot feels fine. He's working for a coach he knows in defensive...
Annexation Vote Takes in Stretch of Missouri River
Voters in Weldon Spring will have the opportunity Aug. 6 to choose to have a stretch of the Missouri River inside their city's boundaries.At an aldermanic meeting last week, the board discussed annexing 3 1/2 miles of the river at a section that borders...
A Posthumous Plea for Aid for the Dying
Dear Abby: I am forwarding this letter to you from my mother, who recently died from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She wrote it almost one year before her death, when she was diagnosed with this terminal disease.She left it for us to send to you because...
Are You Conservative? See How You Score
LABELS do a good job on Campbell's soup cans, but they're not so apt for human beings, who are more complicated than soup.Still, we love to stick them on one another, like 12-year-olds who slap signs saying "I'M AN IDIOT" onto the backs of their unsuspecting...
Ashcroft Seeks to Revive Bill to Curb Overtime
THE PUSH by Senate Democrats to increase the minimum wage may have given new life to a Republican proposal to alter the 40-hour work week.The measure, sponsored by Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., would relax federal labor laws to permit workers to put in...
Audit Criticizes Education Dept. Missouri Agency Defends Spending on Consultants and Equipment
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education failed to follow Missouri law that governs spending for consulting contracts and some purchases, state Auditor Margaret Kelly charged Tuesday.The agency, while acknowledging Kelly's call for better...
Award Limits: Congress Passes Liability Bill
Attacking President Bill Clinton as beholden to trial lawyers, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich sent him legislation Tuesday that would limit the amount of money a court can award to victims in product-liability suits.The...
Award Limits: Liability Bill Sent to Clinton
Attacking President Bill Clinton as beholden to trial lawyers, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and House Speaker Newt Gingrich sent him legislation Tuesday that would limit the amount of money a court can award to victims in product-liability suits.The...
Barbara Walters Remembers, Critiques Years of Interviews
AS MUCH as I like Barbara Walters, her success as a television interviewer has always mystified me.She's the unquestioned champion of the big-ticket TV interview, a genre she even may get credit for creating, but her questions frequently sound naive...
Boone Valley Shoots for Fan-Friendly Show
Although the weather on Tuesday at Boone Valley Golf Club was nothing like what it should be come tournament time, a host of media types got a taste of what the Senior PGA Tour will see when they arrive for the Boone Valley Classic.The blustery wind...
Bowman: Keenan's `Figured Me Out'
Blues coach Mike Keenan fired the first salvos in the mind game with Detroit. Not to be outdone, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman fired back, good-naturedly, on Tuesday.According to reporters in Detroit, Bowman reacted thusly when asked about the visiting...
Braves Easily Sweep through Cards
The past few days at Busch Stadium displayed fairly convincingly why the Atlanta Braves are world champions and the Cardinals are, to date, wishful thinkers.Braves starting pitching, in the form of Steve Avery, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, gave up just...
Briefs
MISSOURIMISSOURI HOUSETax-Relief Sponsor Calls Measure DeadThe sponsor of a House bill that would raise the tax deductions for families with children and elderly dependents said Tuesday that he ran out of time, signaling the issue is dead for the session.Rep....
Briefs
MISSOURIMISSOURI HOUSETax-Relief Sponsor Says Measure DeadThe sponsor of a House bill that would raise the tax deductions for families with children and elderly dependents said Tuesday that he ran out of time, signaling the issue is dead for the session.Rep....
Briefs
BEEF INDUSTRYU.S. Plans Buy To Give Ranchers A BoostThe government will buy up to $50 million in beef for its school lunch program to help ease the pinch on farmers, ranchers and feedlot operators who are getting shrinking prices for cattle while feed...
Camp Guide '96
A guide to sports camps in the St. Louis area this spring and summer, compiled by Dennis Cutter of the Post-Dispatch staff. Information was submitted by camp directors.*****BASEBALLBAC CAMP - Belleville Area College coach Neil Fiala will conduct the...
Camp Guide '96 (Document 1 of 2 - See Memo)
A guide to sports camps in the St. Louis area this spring and summer, compiled by Dennis Cutter of the Post-Dispatch staff. Information was submitted by camp directors.*****BASEBALLBAC CAMP - Belleville Area College coach Neil Fiala will conduct the...
Cardinals Considering Mission to Jupiter
Cardinals owners Bill DeWitt Jr. and Fred Hanser, president Mark Lamping and general manager Walt Jocketty met with officials in St. Petersburg, Fla., Sarasota, Fla., and Jupiter, Fla., Tuesday as they continued to try to establish where the club will...
Cardinals Squander Lankford's Heroics Redbirds Tie Game in Top of 9th, Lose in Bottom Half
Ray Lankford, moved to the cleanup spot for only the second time this season to relieve slumping Ron Gant, acted the part Tuesday night. After airmailing a 450-foot, two-run homer in the first inning, Lankford rescued the Cardinals from imminent defeat...
Chamber Chorus, Unaccompanied
ONE of the principal attractions of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus is the diversity of its programs. On Sunday, the chorus gave the final concert of its season; loosely unified by the theme of death and grief, the music chosen represented a wide historical...
Circuit Clerk's Office Needs Improving
A state audit may have overstated the extent of financial problems in the St. Louis circuit clerk's office. But that's not to say the office doesn't need to make substantial improvements.The audit of records in 13 randomly selected weeks over a 28-month...
Clinton, Peres Sign Anti-Terrorism Pact U.S., Israel Move toward Defense Alliance
President Bill Clinton extended U.S. help to Israel in countering terrorism Tuesday and moved toward a defense alliance "to meet common threats in the years to come."Prime Minister Shimon Peres said the anti-terrorism accord strengthened Israel's hand...
Clinton's Decision on Iranian Arms Helped Stabilize Bosnia
In the spring of 1994, President Bill Clinton was told that President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia planned to get arms from Iran, in violation of the U.N. embargo on the former Yugoslavia, and send most of them on to beleaguered Bosnia.Clinton decided to...
College Update: Men
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: UMSL baseball player Tim May (Mehlville) saw his 17-game hitting streak come to an end, while teammate Josh Banks extended his hitting streak to 15 games. . . . Mike Stennett is fifth in the nation in batting with a .496...
Coming of Age Pronger, 21, Has Silenced the Boobirds
Chris Pronger hit his low point Feb. 3.The Philadelphia Flyers and Eric Lindros smoked the Blues 7-3 on a network telecast that day, and Pronger had perhaps his worst game since last summer's controversial trade from the Hartford Whalers.Although he...
Daughter Kicked out by Her Loving Mom
Dear Ann Landers: This is for those parents who signed themselves "Florida Dilemma" and need help getting their 29-year-old daughter out of the house.They should do what I did with my irresponsible, sloppy, disrespectful daughter, who, at age 26, was...
Electrolyte Balance Is Delicate Thing
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please write a column about electrolyte imbalance.An electrolyte carries an electric charge in a solution. Body electrolytes are sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate.Electrolyte balance refers to the competing or balancing nature...
English-Only Bills Would Keep Immigrants as Outsiders
Among the arsenal of weapons used to attack those who have immigrated to the United States are the so-called English-only bills. These bills, which have been proposed on national and statewide levels, generally declare that English is the official language...
Family Flicks
NEWYoung hoops fans may be tempted to sample Celtic Pride (PG-13), but they'll be better off hitting the hardwood.Problem is, just about everyone in this purported comedy is mean, from the Dennis Rodman-like Damon Wayans to the rabid Boston Celtics fans...
Family Selects Heart Recipient, Raises Issues
Had 16-year-old Aaron Sandlin grown up in any area besides St. Joseph, Mo., he might still be struggling to breathe with his barely beating heart, medical experts say.But Stefan Kalamon, 21, also from the St. Joseph area, died in a car accident Thursday...
Few Doubt Cards' $25 Million Man Will Be Earning His Bucks Soon
The Cardinals' $25 million man isn't giving much of a return on the investment right now.Cleanup hitter Ron Gant, who signed a five-year free-agent deal in December, is in a 5-for-43 tailspin that has his batting average down to .214. Everybody is waiting...
Fun, Games Set in `Nature Scramble'
The Missouri Department of Conservation wants you to go outside and play. In May, the agency will offer a challenging, exciting and informative game that will treat residents to great outdoor adventures and prizes.The Nature Scramble program combines...
Gateway Touts Pro Bouts, Calls 4th `Best Show' Yet
Gateway Boxing Promotions held its fourth professional fight show at The Columns Banquet and Conference Center in St. Charles last week."It was easily the best show we've had there," Gateway's Jim Howell said. "We had a real good crowd and some of the...
Gene May Be Tied to Childhood Hyperactivity
A gene that was recently linked to excitability in people may also play a role in a childhood disorder marked by hyperactivity, inattention and impulsiveness, a study suggests.The condition, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is estimated...
Grant Helps Metrolink Buy Six New Cars Trains Will Run More Often, Suffer Less Wear and Tear
With help from a $10.37 million federal grant, the Bi-State Development Agency is buying six new MetroLink cars to handle the surge of commuters to Fair St. Louis, Rams games and other big-crowd events.The federal money, awarded here Tuesday by Transportation...
Grieving Lebanese Bury 90 in Mass Grave Battle near Buffer Zone Mars Truce with Israel
With chants of grief and anger filling the air, 90 wooden coffins were passed hand-over-hand above a crowd of mourners Tuesday at a mass burial of refugees who were killed in an Israeli missile attack on a U.N. base.The procession began with a mass funeral...
Gross Hails Approval of Social Security Numbers Bill Law Would Bar Disclosure by State Agency, Employee
Rep. Chuck Gross, R-St. Charles, said Tuesday he hopes the governor signs a bill he co-sponsored to limit the use of Social Security numbers by state agencies.Gross has pushed for the law because, he has said, agencies unnecessarily ask people for their...
Hawks on the Verge of Playoff Payback
The Indiana Pacers have eliminated Atlanta from the playoffs the last two seasons. Now, with Reggie Miller sidelined by an injury, the Hawks are on the verge of payback.Atlanta took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five NBA Eastern Conference series Monday...
High School Summer Activities
Duchesne High School has announced the following summer camps:Girls softball (June 5-9) for grades 7-9 from 9-11 a.m.Girls volleyball I (June 10-14) for grades 4-6 from 9-11 a.m. and for grades 7-8 from 12-2:30 p.m.Boys soccer (June 10-14) for grades...
Hillary Clinton's Account of Billings Is Questioned
Hillary Rodham Clinton's account of her legal work for a savings and loan at the center of the Whitewater investigation could be called into question by legal billing records in the hands of the Whitewater independent counsel.Mrs. Clinton has said repeatedly...
Hospital to Keep Obstetrics Unit Regional's Board Chairman Calls Service Vital Part of Its Mission
The wail of newborns will continue to be heard in the halls of St. Louis Regional Medical Center.On Tuesday, the hospital's board of directors unanimously voted to continue providing obstetric services. The 10-year-old institution has traditionally provided...
Inquiry Begins in Surge of Gas Prices Meanwhile, Dole Pushes for a Cut in Fuel Tax
The Justice Department began an antitrust investigation Tuesday to determine whether illegal collusion might be responsible for the recent surge in gasoline prices.The inquiry, which is being conducted by a five-member team of attorneys and economists,...
In Special House Election, Missouri Gop Scrambles to Avoid Third Loss in a Row
ELECTION DAY is a week away, and already Missouri Republicans are bracing for their third special-election loss.This time the coveted seat is the 49th state legislative district, which takes in the downtowns of Independence and Raytown, plus a small...
It's Waterworld and Deja Vu All over Again in E. St. Louis
Just last year, many East St. Louisans lost everything - clothes, furniture, cars, family heirlooms - to floodwater. They were just starting to recover, and then it happened all over again this week."I'm in a state of shock," said Teenette Dae as she...
Justice Dept. to Probe Hike in Gas Prices Meanwhile, Republican Leader Moves to Cut Federal Fuel Tax
The Justice Department Tuesday opened an investigation into the causes of the recent surge in gasoline prices - which already may be reversing.On another front, Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas said he wants a Senate vote next month to temporarily...
Justice Plays Down Morality in Decisions
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave Southeast Missouri State University on Tuesday a very vivid picture of a strict constructionist.Again and again, students and faculty members asked him how he determined what was moral and just in the decisions...
Lady Pirates Closing Fast with Dual Meet Wins St. Charles High Tops Mcclure, St. Dominic
The girls swimming season is winding down quickly. And the St. Charles High team is looking to finish strong.The Lady Pirates won a pair of dual meets last week, beating McCluer 103-68 Wednesday and St. Dominic 97-72 Friday at the St. Charles County...
Lawmaker Calls for Slowdown on Branson Highroad Project
The Ozark Mountain Highroad, touted as a $150 million solution for Branson's traffic snarls, may need a second look by the Legislature, a key lawmaker said.Although the project has been under way four years, "we have a lot of questions," said Sen. Danny...
League Title Up for Grabs; Knights Get Slight Edge North's Also Favored in Girls Race, but . .
When the Gateway Athletic Conference track and field championships kick off Thursday afternoon at Francis Howell High, it'll be anybody's race. Literally."I'd say this is the mystery meet of all times," Francis Howell coach Steve Miller said of the boys...
`Learn to Love' Christians Urge `Awakening' as Rally Winds Up
Scripture readings and choir music reverberated around the Capitol on Tuesday as thousands of people carrying Bibles and umbrellas endured a downpour to proclaim their Christian faith."Let it rain. But see that we're still here," said Anne Gimenez, a...
Lindenwood Gives Sneak Preview of Performance Arena
The new Lindenwood College Performance Arena is starting to take shape."It's all coming together, and we're very, very excited," Lindenwood president Dennis C. Spellmann said. "This is a great day for Lindenwood College and for the entire community of...
Little Wonder Newly Discovered Alcott Novel Interests Publishers, Hollywood
The manuscript of an unpublished novel by Louisa May Alcott has been found in a Harvard University library and has aroused keen interest from book publishers and movie producers, sight unseen.The newly discovered novel, titled "The Inheritance," and...
Looking Back on Blue Streak That Left Baseball, Fans Agog
The numbers are preserved in record books. The awards are displayed on some shelf. But what remains special to Vida Blue is the feeling. The invincibility he felt in 1971, when he was 21 and had baseball in the palm of his hand.Twenty-five years later,...
Low-Rent Expos in Luxury Surroundings
Did anyone tell the Montreal Expos they're supposed to be in last place?After 25 games they owned the best record in baseball with a roster of young players whose combined salaries are slightly higher than Cecil Fielder's yearly rate.The Expos were a...
Madison County Board Supports Officials' Raises 4 Employees Seek $10,000 Pay Hike
With a proposal for a one-time, big raise of almost $10,000 next year, four of Madison County's elected officials are trying to reclaim their positions near the top of the pay scale.The auditor, circuit clerk, recorder of deeds and coroner won support...
Magic Closes out Pistons Behind Hardaway's 24
Anfernee Hardaway scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter Tuesday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., leading Orlando to a 101-98 victory over Detroit and a three-game sweep of its opening-round playoff series.The Magic will meet the winner of the...
Making Science Child-Friendly Book Makes It Easy to Interest Tiny Tots
HERE'S a big surprise to nobody: Parents are a lot more apt to read to their children than to do scientific experiments with them.No shock, and no mystery either. After all, most parents can read. Most parents don't do scientific experiments - many think...
Marines Kill 3 Who Fire at U.S. Embassy Factional Fighting Leaves at Least Three Others Dead, 60 Wounded
U.S. Marines fatally shot three Liberians firing weapons toward the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday as fierce battles engulfed the capital.The shootings, the first exchange of gunfire involving U.S. troops since Liberia's civil war reignited in early April,...
Mcdonnell Would Benefit from Committees' Recommendations
McDonnell Douglas Corp. will be a big winner if recommendations of two House of Representatives subcommittees become law.The House National Security Committee's procurement and research and development subcommittees together recommend adding $9.2 billion...
Metro East Hospital Joins Ssm Network St. Mary's Gains Access with Deal
St. Mary's Hospital of East St. Louis has joined the trend of affiliating with other hospitals.In an agreement signed Tuesday, St. Mary's joined the St. Louis Health Care Network. The network includes seven other St. Louis-area hospitals; it is a part...
More Than Muscle John Burroughs Student Heather Hawk Sculpts Her Body for Modeling and Her Brain for a Career in International Business
HEATHER HAWK is blond, brainy and has a body that's built for combing "Baywatch" beaches, not the halls of John Burroughs School.On top of this, the 17-year-old fitness model is nice - not in a phony kiss-kiss manner - but in a "Hey, how was your day?"...
Morning Briefing
Edison Brothers Stock Soars 71%Stock in Edison Brothers Stores Inc. has had a wild two-day ride. It closed Tuesday at $3 a share, a gain of 71 percent since Friday's close. Volume Tuesday was more than 13 times recent averages, and Monday's volume was...
My Twinn Doll: The Perfect Clone
Like most little girls, Kayla Schubert has a favorite doll. She talks to it, reads to it, rocks it to sleep. What's different, almost eerie, is the face of that doll; it looks remarkably like her own.If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then...
Neutering Won't Affect Dog's Hunting Ability
Dear Dr. Fox: My husband frequently hunts quail and pheasant with our well-behaved Brittany spaniel, Murphy. Two years ago, however, when a male bull mastiff moved next door to us, Murphy began marking in the house. The problem got worse when we temporarily...
No Dice Trump Campaign Contribution Is Unwelcome in Durbin Camp
OVER THE YEARS, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump has given money to the campaigns of powerful politicians like Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., and House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-south St. Louis County.But at least one...
Obituaries
William O. CritesWilliam O. Crites, 82, of St. Charles, died Monday (April 29, 1996) at Claywest House in St. Charles.Mr. Crites was retired after working as manager at Hussmann refrigeration company in St. Louis, where he had worked for 25 years. He...
Oil Shares Sink; NASDAQ Extends String
Stocks were little changed Tuesday as oil shares gave back Monday's gains and interest rates rose.The Nasdaq composite index climbed 2.38 to 1190.58, its ninth straight record, boosted by a $2 billion purchase of Uunet Technologies Inc. by MFS Communications...
Omar Sharif: At Home in Egypt He Says He Feels Familiar Warmth in Cairo after Years of Living Abroad
`WHERE are you going?" asked the driver of my battered taxi as he negotiated the anarchic Cairo traffic between the pyramids and the center of town."To meet Omar Sharif," I said."Mr. Sharif? Mr. Omar Sharif?" he said, swerving alarmingly toward a bus...
Pair Want Money to Leave U.S., Start New Life
Dear Percy Ross: My wedding anniversary fast approaches, and thoughts about the future - raising a family and living out my declining years - are not far from my mind. I dread the very thought of such activities in the confines of a society that becomes...
Panel Recommends Overhaul of Scattered-Site Housing Plan
A citizens committee that is studying the St. Louis County Housing Authority's scattered-site housing program recommended on Tuesday a virtually complete overhaul.The authority has $3.2 million in federal money to buy 40 houses that would be rented to...
Park Charles Group Wary of City Intent, Given Court Action
St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown said his city is perfectly willing to let Park Charles be Park Charles."We don't want Park Charles, and we don't need Park Charles," he said.That should be music to the ears of people from Stop Annexation Now Effort, known...
Partial Eclipse Reynolds Won't Say `Clean' Cigarettes Safer
As R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. begins the final testing of its Eclipse brand in Chattanooga, Tenn., smokers will get to experience first-hand a cigarette that claims to reduce secondhand smoke by nearly 90 percent and eliminate ash and foul odors.But Reynolds...
Peace in Mideast Is Not Yet at Hand
The headlines, editorials and television news last week trumpeted the decision by the Palestine Liberation Organization to revoke those clauses in its 32-year-old charter that call for an armed struggle to destroy Israel.As is the case with so much in...
Pen to Paper Woman's Poetry to Be Published in Two Anthologies
w By Theresa Tighe Of the Post-Dispatch Staff In semiretirement, Marilyn Williams, mother and nursery school teacher, has transformed herself into Marilyn Williams, poet - published and paid.One of her poems appears in "I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You,"...
People
In 1966, a minor league pitcher for the Jacksonville (Fla.) Suns met a young local named Betty Trimble. They had a flingette. Then the pitcher moved on to bigger things, and the local stayed behind with their baby boy.As the boy grew up, he papered his...
Perfect Gac Mark Makes Knights Tourney Favorite
The Francis Howell North Knights have been tabbed as the team to beat in the Gateway Athletic Conference tennis tournament later this week.But Knights coach Mike Kenny isn't so sure."I think (the other coaches) are just blowin' smoke," he said. "We're...
Pirates Win as King Hits 2 Hrs in 1 Inning
Jeff King hit a solo homer and a grand slam in a nine-run fourth inning night Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat host Cincinnati 10-7, the Reds' eighth consecutive defeat.King became the third player in major-league history to have a two- homer...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSAlton: Police have identified a man gunned down Sunday night on Salu...
Politics at the Gas Pump
President Bill Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole are engaging in an unseemly contest to see who can better relieve motorists from the effects of the marketplace. Gasoline prices, after sinking last year to their lowest inflation-adjusted level...
Rams Try to Make Up for Time Lost to Soggy Field
After a two-day pause for torrential downpours, the Rams returned to the practice field Tuesday as they continue their weeklong minicamp at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club."It's nice to get back out here," coach Rich Brooks said. "Once we get into Earth...
Rating the Teams
Rating The National LeagueTeam Comment1. Atlanta Braves The Home Team still smarts from that spanking.2. San Diego Padres Joey Hamilton, Cy Young. Cy, Joey.3. Montreal Expos Help me Rondell! Help, help me Rondell!4....
Red Hots: Hitters Slapping Horseradish on Ol' Horsehide
Are the baseballs juiced or are the pitchers gassed?Our National Pastime's great thinkers are waging this debate in the wake of some aberrant offensive outbursts in the last few weeks. Last Wednesday, major-league teams combined to score 193 runs - three...
Red Wings to Even Up Benches
Blues coach Mike Keenan fired the first salvos in the mind game with the Detroit Red Wings, and apparently, he hit a bull's eye.On Tuesday, Detroit coach Scotty Bowman said the visitor's bench at Joe Louis Arena would be fixed.Two weeks ago, Keenan charged...
Regional's Board Votes to Keep Obstetrics Unit Services Called Safety Net for Poor
The wail of newborns will continue to be heard in the halls of St. Louis Regional Medical Center.On Tuesday, the hospital's board of directors unanimously voted to continue providing obstetric services. The 10-year-old institution has traditionally provided...
Republicans Target Gephardt in Latest Health Care Battle Medical Savings Accounts Become Focus of Debates
WITH THE HOUSE and Senate preparing to work out their differences on the latest effort to revise the health care system, the fighting phrase is three words: medical savings accounts.And the fight is getting ugly - with Republicans accusing House Min...
Republicans Urge End to Preference in Hiring Advocates Vow Fight to Keep Affirmative Action Alive
Republicans will push this summer for a ban on racial or sexual preference in federal contracting and hiring."It is discrimination, and it is wrong," said Rep. Charles Canady, R-Fla., co-author with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas of legis...
Residents, City at Odds over Condition of Subdivision
Things are going quite nicely in Park Charles South, the largest subdivision in St. Charles County, said William Trojahn Jr.Trojahn is past president of the association that sets the rules for the 1,050 homes there.St. Peters officials have said the...
Runoff from River Bluffs Inundates the Lowlands
Anytime the sky opens up with rain, many residents of East St. Louis and other low-lying Metro East areas start to worry - and for good reason. They've been hit by flash flooding time and time again.To understand why, picture a big bowl, with East St....
Slay Tries to Make Hay with New School Chief
POWER OUTAGE: Francis Slay, prez of the Board of Aldermen, used the board's recent spring recess to inch along his long-term political agenda. Slay presented incoming St. Louis Public Schools supe Cleveland Hammonds Jr. with a congratulatory resolution...
Speed Derby New Cable Modems Burn Up the Wires in Race to Internet
Telephone companies may not be in the driver's seat much longer in providing access to the Internet over their copper phone lines.At least that's the claim of cable operators, whose networks enable computer users to tap the global computer network hundreds...
Sports Shorts
Massimino Takes Job Coaching Cleveland St.Rollie Massimino, best known for a Cinderella ride to the 1985 NCAA championship while coaching Villanova, is the new basketball coach at Cleveland State."After a long and tough decision process, I want to return...
Stock Brokerages Try Trading on Internet
If this year's tax refund is burning a hole in your pocket, or you've got other money earmarked for investing, you'll be pleased to hear that choices for trading and tracking stocks on-line have never been better.More brokerages, quote services and financial...
Students Planned Cult, Says Sheriff Teens Also Targeted Girls, He Testifies
Two students at a secluded private school who are accused of killing a fellow student had plotted to kill the adult staff, take over the school and create a Waco-type cult, according to court testimony Tuesday.Wayne County Sheriff Nathan Hale said they...