St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 1, 1997

30 More Women Say They Had Sex with Man with HIV
Nearly 30 more women and girls have reported to public health officials that they had sex with Darnell "Boss Man" McGee, the Post-Dispatch learned Monday.That brings the total to 38 women and girls who had sex with McGee, who spread the HIV virus before...
A Record Fifth NCAA Title for Tennessee's Summitt
This has been a season for Pat Summitt to remember.And that's saying something if you've been doing the same job since age 22. For more than half her life, Summitt has been coaching women's basketball at Tennessee. After all this time, Summitt pretty...
Arizona Takes Old Kentucky Throne Simon Scores 30 as Olson's `Cats Win in Ot for Their 1st Crown
In a frantic, hypnotic affair Monday night at the RCA Dome, raging Arizona razed defending national champion Kentucky 84-79 in overtime in the NCAA title game.Arizona junior Miles Simon tied a career high with 30 points, and freshman Mike Bibby scored...
Arizona Takes Old Kentucky Throne Simon Scores 30 as Olson's 'Cats Win in Ot for Their 1st Crown
In a frantic, transfixing affair on Monday at the RCA Dome, razing, raging Arizona toppled defending national champion Kentucky 84-79 in overtime.Arizona's Miles Simon tied a career-high with 30 points to end the Kentucky reign - and give Arizona its...
Auditors Tally Costs of Special Investigations
The Whitewater investigation spent $5 million from April to September, according to an audit of special prosecutors' investigations.One investigation continues involving incidents from the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The independent counsel investigation...
Authorities Doubt More Cult Deaths Are Planned
There's no evidence that more members of the Heaven's Gate cult are planning to kill themselves, although such reports are being investigated, authorities said Monday.Such fears of copycat suicides by far-flung cult cells are real. In 1994, 48 members...
B-2s Ready for Nuclear Raids, Says U.S. Officer Some Are Stationed at Base in Missouri
Six B-2 stealth bombers now are available for nuclear as well as conventional attack missions, including dropping earth-penetrating nuclear weapons that can burrow several hundred feet underground.Today, the B-2s will formally become part of the Pentagon's...
Baseball Honors Robinson's Legacy as Boys of Summer Take the Field
By the time Frank Thomas steps into the batter's box today to face Cy Young winner Pat Hentgen, one of the biggest changes in baseball this season will be obvious.Standing in SkyDome's on-deck circle will be Albert Belle in a White Sox uniform. The next...
Batters Up: Something Old, Something New as Baseball Gets under Way
A new baseball season begins today, promising to link the past with the future.But right now, Cardinals fans probably care about only one such link: winning the National League pennant.The Cardinals' quest starts anew in Canada as they play their season...
Battle over Cueto Jury Begins Judge Denies Request to Remove VFW Members, Others from Pool
Being members of the VFW or the Knights of Columbus could get some potential jurors thrown off the jury panel for the federal trial of lawyer Amiel Cueto of Belleville when jury selection begins next week.Assistant U.S. Attorney Miriam Miquelon tried...
Bibby's Father Stays in the Past at Final Four
Arizona freshman Mike Bibby captured national attention during the NCAA Tournament with his play, but he put a solid barrier in front of anyone interested in asking about his relationship with his father.Twice when interviewers tried to ask about his...
Billionaire Bets on Boonville Gambling Deal Has Californian Dreaming
An unobtrusive stranger sits quietly in a wing-backed chair in the lobby of the Missouri Gaming Commission office. His tan face is molded into a sentry mug that's second nature to a man paid to guard a billionaire.Around him, executives with clashing...
Blues' Hopes for Playoffs Rest on Getting Hull Back
The optimist in Blues coach Joel Quenneville hopes to see star winger Brett Hull back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the New York Islanders at Kiel Center.Quenneville doesn't want to think about playing without Hull for more than tonight's...
Boycott Won't Work, Netanyahu Warns Arab Officials
Warning Arab states against "ganging up on Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out Monday at the call by Arab League foreign ministers to freeze relations with the country and to revive their economic boycott against Israel."The Arabs are...
Brewing War Ends When A-B Agrees to Change Ads
Both Anheuser-Busch Cos. and one of its tinier, but peskier, competitors claimed victory Monday in a spat over advertising claims.Boston Beer Co., maker of the Samuel Adams line of ales and lagers, complained last fall that some A-B ads misled consumers...
Briefs
ST. LOUISGroup Protests Decision Disqualifying CandidateAbout 20 supporters of Donnell Smith, a St. Louis lawyer, protested Monday outside the headquarters of the St. Louis Election Board downtown. Smith was disqualified as an independent candidate for...
Briefs
THE NATIONCHINA DEALU.S. Cuts Notice Time For Docking Ships For the first time since the 1950s, Chinese ships can dock near U.S. military installations with just a day's notice - a result of the Clinton administration lifting a Cold War-era restriction...
Briefs
VENEZIA SUITMan Says Topless Dancer Dropped Him, Hurt HimA man who claims a topless dancer injured him at his bachelor party by picking him up and dropping him filed suit Monday against the now-defunct club and its former owners, Thomas Venezia and his...
Briefs
THE NATIONCHINA DEALU.S. Cuts Notice Time For Docking Ships For the first time since the 1950s, Chinese ships can dock near U.S. military installations with just a day's notice - a result of the Clinton administration lifting a Cold War-era restriction...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNInternational Golf has opened at 247 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. The shop sells golf clubs, bags, shirts hats and other golfing accessories. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday though Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Phone:...
Campaign Sign Law Unusable, Clerk Says
St. Charles County Clerk James Primm said Monday that Missouri campaign disclosure requirements concerning propositions are unenforceable.The ruling came after Nick Kasoff, president of Missourians for Lower Taxes, contended that signs urging voters...
Channel Fore? It's Day for Tipsters to Tee Off
A COLUMNIST'S LIFE is never easy, sorting fact from fiction in the thousand tips and leads that flood the faxes and phones on Tucker Boulevard, plus those whispered at the better watering holes. Once a year, on April 1, I sort through the pages and pass...
Chief Justice in Illinois Has Today in 'Court' Judicial Controversy Coming to Collinsville
What has been mainly an upstate Illinois judicial controversy arrives in Collinsville today to be resolved, as state Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple faces a disciplinary hearing on a misconduct charge.The case's main connection to the Metro...
Chronology of Events for Bombing, Trial
The following is a chronology of events in the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, which killed 168 people:April 19, 1995 - Huge explosion destroys the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City at 9:02 a.m. Less than 90 minutes...
County Ordered out after Dispatch Agency Takeover
A judge ordered county officials Monday afternoon to back off from the dramatic action they had taken 14 hours earlier against the county Dispatch and Alarm Agency.After a three-hour hearing, St. Charles County Circuit Judge Ellsworth Cundiff ordered...
Court Rules in Favor of Local TV Stations Cable Systems Must Keep Showing Their Programs, Justices Decide in 5-4 Vote
The government can force cable television systems to carry local broadcast stations, the Supreme Court said Monday in a decision that could serve as a stay of execution for small, independent channels.The 5-4 ruling rejected cable companies' argument...
Criminals Becoming More Brazen, Officials Fear
In the 1996 movie "Heat," starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, a commando-style gang of heavily armed thugs dressed in full body armor storms a bank in California, terrorizing customers before fleeing in a wild gunbattle with the police.In recent weeks,...
Crystal Baseball 20 Questions as Cards Open Season
The headache from that 15-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the National League playoffs has just about passed. To make it fade completely, the Cardinals hope they've found the perfect baseball aspirin:Opening day, 1997.A new baseball season...
Dangers of Chemical Warfare Can't Be Papered over with a Treaty
Just because the Cold War is over does not mean that the great divide in foreign policy thinking has vanished - the one between wishful thinkers and realists.Oh, that's not the way the wishful thinkers would put it. They'd say that they are the party...
DEMOCRACY: TRIUMPH AND TROUBLES Series: State of Democracy in America First in an Occasional Series
This is the first of a series of occasional editorials on the state of democracy in America. Subsequent editorials will look at the courts, ballot initiatives, new electronic media and civic journalism. Democracy has triumphed over all other political...
Due out This Spring: Creams That Protect against Poison Ivy
Here are some recent health-care developments:This spring and summer, there's new hope for avoiding poison ivy or poison oak and all that nasty scratching. A commercially approved, over-the-counter cream can help prevent allergic reaction to these plants,...
Eaglets in Illinois Are Being Tested for Pcbs
The blood of baby eagles at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge in Southern Illinois will be tested for PCBs that were left at the site decades ago by manufacturing plants.Tests on the eaglets the past two years have shown slightly elevated PC...
Earning, Spending Surge in February
A government report showing Americans earning and spending at a robust pace wrenched an already-frazzled Wall Street on Monday.fiaeAmericans' personal incomes surged 0.9 percent in February, the largest gain in eight months and more than double January's...
E. St. Louis Expects Turnout to Be High in Today's Vote
After a few hectic weeks of charges and countercharges of vote fraud in the East St. Louis primary, the general election is set for today in that city and in other communities throughout the metropolitan area.In some communities, poll watchers said the...
Explosions Kill 2 Palestinian Bombers in Gaza Strip
Two bombs exploded near Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip today, killing two Palestinian suicide attackers and wounding several other Arabs, Palestinian police said.Israel radio said the suicide bombers had apparently coordinated and timed their attacks...
Fears of More Cult Suicides Discounted
There's no evidence that more members of the Heaven's Gate cult are planning to kill themselves, although such reports are being investigated, authorities said Monday.Such fears of copycat suicides by far-flung cult cells are real. In 1994, 48 members...
Food Stamp Crackdown Leads to an Escaped Murderer
Torrance Epps, who killed three in-laws in 1973 and escaped from a halfway house in 1988, was recaptured eight years later during a crackdown on food stamp fraud.On Monday, a judge added the punishment for the food stamp fraud to his 30-year sentence...
Getting to Bottom of Persistent Ear Itch
Dear Dr. Donohue: For 35 years I've been bothered with an ear itch. My doctor back then, a specialist, said it was a fungus. I was told it was impossible to cure. The last doctor prescribed eardrops. Then he washed out my ears. No relief. Any suggestions?A...
Heavy Tax Burden Borne by Small-Business Owner
Whenever I hear of or read about someone who says that our tax system is fair and they don't have any problem paying taxes, I know something about them immediately; more than likely they are employees who have taxes withheld from their paycheck and probably...
Hopes High for Gifted Eagles
The Orchard Farm track and field team is as big and as strong as it has been in some time. But how will that translate to the team's end-of-the season chances?"We're going to have a good year and I'm really excited about our future - there are some real...
Hotel `Souvenir' Is Actually Stolen Goods
Dear Readers: Yesterday's column dealt with shoplifters, and I promised to tell you about my experience in that area.I was a senior in high school (Sioux City, Iowa), and our football team was playing the high school in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Sioux City...
Hull Goes Down and out, but Blues Stay Afloat with Win
With one minute to play in the Blues' thrilling 3-2 victory over Philadelphia, the 16,462 fans at Kiel Center on Easter Sunday rose to their feet.They cheered. They hooted. They hollered.In short, Kiel Center rocked. "The crowd was in it," Blues coach...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONNorma Farmer, 96, died Sunday. Visitation 11 a.m. until service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Burial at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials to Evangelical United Church of Christ in...
Itali-Sized Art Museum Celebration Has Drawn More Than 100,000
The Italian Celebration at the St. Louis Art Museum has reason to celebrate.It has drawn just under 101,000 visitors in the five weeks of its eight-week run. It is certain to end up in the Final Four of the Museum's top shows, maybe stealing third spot...
It's No Artwork, but Arizona Puts Kentucky on the Canvas
Gentlemen, start your engines. The NCAA championship game was billed as the Indianapolis 500 of college basketball. Two cat-quick teams, Kentucky and Arizona, sprinting up and down a fast track on a high-speed chase.Surprise.Unfasten the seat belts and...
Joe Murphy Helps Blues Win Big Game vs. Flyers
From its tentative start to this plodding finish, this Blues season has been governed by (Joe) Murphy's Law.This team has operated as the case study against free-agent spending. Overpaid and undermotivated, the Blues have blended sporadically competent...
Lady Eagles' Glowczwskie Signs with Culver-Stockton
Orchard Farm senior Jenny Glowczwskie has signed an athletic agreement to play volleyball at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.Glowczwskie, a 5-foot-3 setter and defensive specialist, was a three-time Great Overland Trails Conference selection, for...
Life in Chelsea's Fishbowl with a Few Exceptions, Her Life Is Surprisingly Private
LET'S get real. This is supposed to be, like, a normal so-called life?Dorky Secret Service agents lurk around on your dates, cyber-dweebs talk about your long legs and short skirts on the Internet and, gross, your mom writes this book that tells the...
Light Turnout Expected despite Crowded Ballot
A fine spring day to do something else besides go to the polls. That is what weather forecasters and election officials expect today."It's spooky quiet," said Karen Grace, Republican director of elections for St. Louis County.Those who do not see voting...
Manufactured Homes Fill Affordable Housing Need
When the newspapers talk about strong housing sales, they're reporting on traditional homes. In the 12 months ending in January, sales of existing homes rose a confident 5.9 percent.But for something even better, look at what's happening to the nation's...
Missouri Taxpayers Should Wait at Least 3 Weeks for Refunds
Missouri taxpayers who expect refunds on their 1996 state returns should get them by mail three to four weeks after they filed their returns.The Missouri Department of Revenue says that turnout time is about normal. The average state refund is $201....
Morning Briefing
Huizenga Receives $8.63 Million In Stock OptionsRepublic Industries Inc. Chairman H. Wayne Huizenga didn't get a dime in salary last year. But, the billionaire received stock options now worth $8.63 million it was reported on Monday.Republic's Steven...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Spain's SERGI BRUGUERA was a loser to THOMAS MUSTER in the men's final at the Lipton tennis championships but a winner on the basketball court.Bruguera celebrated his semifinal victory over PETE SAMPRAS by attending the Miami-Cleveland NBA game Friday...
New Coach Puts Panthers through Tough Workouts
Joe Bacon, the new tennis coach at Fort Zumwalt North High, isn't sure what to expect this season."My high school (Valle in Ste. Genevieve) didn't have a tennis team, so I'm not real sure about the level of competition," Bacon said. "I tried to get out...
News Thats Fit to Print, and Cause Fits
SCHOOL administrators have reason to dread this day, 24 hours dedicated to pranks and printed mischief.Today, student newspaper staffers - usually a rambunctious lot - release editions filled with material certain to cause dyspepsia among university...
No Fooling!
In the spriit of the day, we look back at some of our favorite oddities . . . Believe it or not, St. Louis!* * * * *THE ORIGINS of April Fool's Day are murky enough that versions of how it started would be a fine beginning for an April...
Obituaries
Julius Schlatterer Julius George Schlatterer, 95, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of St. Charles County, died Saturday (March 29, 1997) of natural causes at Scotts Care Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.Mr. Schlatterer had been a tool and die foreman.Visitation...
On Stage: Understudies Loom Large for Cards
As the Cardinals prepare to open defense of their National League Central Division championship today, they will do so without some fairly important players.Lefthander Rick Honeycutt will be disabled because of a strained left shoulder. Catcher Tom Pagnozzi...
Oslo Agreement Is Worth Saving
The Arab-Israeli peace process is in such dire straits today because for the first time it is threatened not by extremists, but by the very leaders who are supposed to be doing the negotiating. The enemies are all inside the tent, and they are Benjamin...
Panel Meets Mcveigh as Trial Opens Jury Selection under Way in Blast That Killed 168 in Oklahoma City
In a courtroom protected by barricades and armed guards, Timothy McVeigh gazed intently at potential jurors Monday as they spoke of their willingness to impose the death penalty in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.McVeigh is charged with planting the...
Parkway Baseball Event Showcases State Finalists
If John Dunkman was seeking revenge, the Fort Zumwalt South baseball coach would sic lefthanded pitcher Steve Colyer on Parkway West when the teams meet today in a rematch of last year's Class 4A state championship game.Especially after seeing that West...
People
COURTENEY COX of "Friends" tells In Style magazine that she's trying to mellow out.Time was when restlessness led her to buy old houses, remodel them and sell them - as a hobby. But now, she's trying to simplify her life.For example, she just took a...
Pitino Uses Defeat to Teach Philosophy
Kentucky coach Rick Pitino has known bitter, devastating defeat. And then there was Monday's 84-79 overtime loss to Arizona in the NCAA Tournament championship at the RCA Dome."I told the guys in the locker room, `You're not champions with a second-place...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: DeAndre Calhoun, 17, was shot to death and a 19-year-old friend was wounded in a drive-by shooting about 10:15 p.m. Sunday in...
Prison Chief Says He Would Have Destroyed Graphic Video
The director of Illinois' prison system said Monday he would have destroyed the infamous Richard Speck videotape before the public ever saw it if he had had the chance.Last year, the media aired the graphic 1988 videotape showing mass-murderer Speck...
Questions on Water, Sewage Are Dropped from 2000 Census
Uncle Sam no longer wants to know where you get your water or what you do with your sewage.Those topics are among five questions that will be dropped from the Census in 2000, Census Director Martha Farnsworth Riche said Monday."People are concerned about...
Rate-Sensitive Stocks Take It on the Chin
Stocks tumbled Monday as concern spread that interest rates will rise further this year and hurt profits. J.P. Morgan & Co. and Travelers Group Inc. paced the decline.The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 157.11 to 6583.48. "People are worried about...
Ready, Set ... Golden Games Begin in 2 Weeks
The ninth annual St. Charles County Golden Games are scheduled to be held April 15-20.The purpose of the games is to provide physical activity, friendly competition and fun for senior citizens. The games are designed to meet the needs of every senior,...
Real World: Agriculture Program Offers Running Start
Like the tail of a comet, orange sparks shoot sideways as Zach Sanders, a junior at Buchanan High School in Troy, grinds a piece of metal in agricultural shop class.Nearby, junior Frank Roth is agile as a gymnast atop the framework of a 24-foot enclosed...
Rebels in Albania Threaten Aid Forces
Angered by the drowning of Albanian refugees after their boat collided with an Italian navy frigate, southern rebels said Monday any Italians arriving with an international aid force would be pushed back into the sea.The threat cast a shadow over U.N....
Rwandan Tragedy: Story Evoking Anger, Shame
VALENTINA was 13 years old when the Hutu killers came to the Catholic church in Rwanda where she had sought sanctuary along with her family and almost 1,000 other members of the country's Tutsi minority.It was April 1994, and Hutu extremists had just...
SBC Communications Merger with Telesis Group Advances
California regulators Monday approved SBC Communications Inc.'s $17-billion merger with Pacific Telesis Group on condition that customers receive a $341 million refund.The companies said they would review the decision and expected to make an announcement...
Scientists Create Chromosomes, Say Work Might Cure Diseases
People have always gotten along just fine with the 24 kinds of human chromosomes, the microscopic strands that carry genes. But now, scientists have created a few more.That could eventually help scientists develop gene therapy - giving people genes to...
Season's Rolling in Positive Way for Young Squad
The swimming season for the Fort Zumwalt North High girls is off to a solid start.The Lady Panthers competed in the McCluer North Relays March 14, lost 96-88 to McCluer North March 17 and beat Ritenour 123-60 March 20. Zumwalt North is idle until April...
Selection of Jurors Begins in Bombing Security Tight as Mcveigh Brought in to Meet Panel
In a courtroom protected by barricades and armed guards, Timothy McVeigh gazed intently at potential jurors Monday as they spoke of their willingness to impose the death penalty in the Oklahoma City bombing trial.McVeigh is charged with planting the...
Smoke Screen: Airport Lounges Debut
Bars, restaurants and terminal entrances became off limits to smokers at Lambert Field Monday as travelers who just had to light up were directed to one of seven new separately ventilated smoking rooms."I think this is all right because some airports...
Some of Best Lessons Are outside Classroom
Dear Abby: I join the many who have valued your wisdom through the years. This letter is in response to "Brian Chiedo of Dallas," who wrote that the English teacher should not teach sex education but stick to what she is employed to teach.Abby, my wife...
Speed of Infection Stuns Victim's Family
By the time 8-month-old Rebecca Faith Barnes awoke Saturday morning, the rash had already appeared."She had purple spots all over her body," Rebecca's grandmother, Glenda Tisdale of Granite City, recalled Monday. "She was so hot - her head was so hot,...
Speed Thrills, but Arizona Is Tough in Clench to Clinch Title
Gentlemen, start your engines. The NCAA championship game was billed as the Indianapolis 500 of basketball. Two cat-quick teams, Kentucky and Arizona, sprinting up and down a fast track on a high-speed chase.Instead, we saw a boxing match at the RCA...
Sports Shorts
Bulls' Wennington Lost To Foot InjuryChicago Bulls backup center Bill Wennington will miss the remainder of the regular season after re-injuring a tendon in his left foot. It is the Bulls' second major injury in a week.Wennington, who missed five games...
Spotlight
When Caitlyn Peel, a senior at Wentzville High School, joined the student council, she became aware of the number of students who were apathetic about the world around them and who made no effort to get involved.Caitlyn, 17, not only believes in getting...
St. Louis County Gets Top Financial Rating
A major Wall Street firm on Monday gave St. Louis County government its highest bond rating, citing a "consistently strong financial performance" and the wealth and diversity of the county economy.The county is the 18th in the nation to get the AAA rating...
Stocks Fall Again in Biggest Dip since 1990
The U.S. stock market took another tumble Monday, marking its biggest two-day fall since Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 157.11 to 6583.48, bringing its two-day loss to 297 points, or 4.3 percent.St. Louis investment...
Stubborn Wife (Finnish Drollery)
LONG ago in Finland a young man named Jan married a woman named Astrid. He loved her with all his heart and thought her a wonderful woman. But, alas, after a while Astrid began to show her true character, and Jan grew sad.Astrid was selfish and headstrong....
Study Details Injuries to Drivers When Bags Deploy
Almost two-thirds of drivers in crashes of air bag-equipped cars were injured by the deploying bag, an analysis by University of Michigan researchers shows.Most of the injuries were minor scrapes and bruises, but more than 3 percent of the drivers -...
Study: Vitamin E Pills May Do More Harm Than Good Researcher Recommends Getting the Nutrient from Food Sources
People loading up on vitamin E supplements to stay healthy may be making a mistake. Researchers say most pills have only one form of the nutrient and it can be harmful in large doses.People should take only modest levels of vitamin E in pills and then...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Bi-Polar...
Sverdrup to Re-Do I-15 in Time for Olympics
Sverdrup Civil Inc. says it will lead a joint venture to redesign Interstate 15 through Salt Lake City in time for the 2002 Winter Olympics.The Utah Department of Transportation awarded the design job last week to St. Louis-based Sverdrup and Deleuw,...
Switch to 3a Opens Opportunities
With a move from Class 4A to Class 3A this season, the St. Charles West High golf team has a new perspective."We're the one team at West that has never received any real team recognition," second-year coach Dave Bazzell said. "But hopefully that'll change...
Tax Tracks Popular Programs Eat Up Paychecks
It's almost April 15. Do you know where your tax money is?As Americans put the finishing touches on their annual tax returns to the federal government, most don't know what they get for their money.The fact is, your money is all over the world. Some...
Tennessee Rings Up Fifth Women's Title
Just when it appeared Old Dominion might pull off another big comeback to win a Final Four game, Tennessee reminded ODU just why the Lady Vols have come to be five-time national champions.The Lady Vols, with a 68-59 victory over the Lady Monarchs Sunday...
They Filed into Their Virtual Courtroom Monday at an Auditorium
They filed into their virtual courtroom Monday at an auditorium hundreds of miles away from the Denver courthouse where Timothy McVeigh's trial began.But the distance did not make the trial any less difficult for the sparse group of about 75 that watched...
Towns Hope to Hit Jail House Jackpot
Job-hungry Illinois communities are jumping into the race for three proposed new prisons that promise expanded employment and a bonanza of state spending on everything from sewage treatment to power and water."We're losing our Army depot here, and that...
Twa Privately Raises $50 Million Cash for General Corporate Needs
Trans World Airlines Inc. completed a private sale of securities Monday, raising $50 million as it prepares for the summer travel season.TWA, which is trying to complete a turnaround, will use the money for general corporate purposes."TWA this year is...
U.S. Rails at Trade Barriers Criticism Focused on China, Japan, Europe
Japan, the European Union and China were singled out Monday by the Clinton administration for the largest share of criticism among countries accused of erecting unfair barriers to U.S. exports.The 12th annual report on "Foreign Trade Barriers" covered...
Widow Likely to Be Leader of Guyana
When he - a Guyana man born of indentured Indian immigrants - asked for her hand in 1943, her father threatened to shoot him.When she - a Jewish woman from suburban Chicago - accompanied her new husband home to Guyana, his family was furious that he...
Wings on Tap as Every Game Looms Large
The Blues didn't have much time to enjoy their big, 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Kiel Center. They were back on the ice at 10 a.m. Monday preparing for another big game tonight against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena."It's...
Year of Experience Likely to Pay Off
After dominating spring softball for the previous three seasons, the Orchard Farm Lady Eagles came upon some tough times last spring, finishing 6-9 overall.The team's main problem: inexperience on the mound."Pitching is about 90 percent of fast-pitch...
Young Guns with Heart Set Breathless Pace
Basketball junkies, could we have asked for anything more?Two youthful teams, shrugging off ponderous pressure and playing their hearts out for 45 nail-biting, edge-of-your-chair minutes.A hard-fought game from start to finish, featuring warp-speed guard...
'Zona Guards Beat Monster Press
Kentucky's full-court press looms like a ravenous monster, eager to gobble up frantic opposing guards and spit out another victory.In the course of their 35-5 season, the clinging, clawing Wildcats had produced 882 turnovers, compared with their own...