St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 8, 1997

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After Wrestling with Injury, West Hurler Back on Mound
St. Charles West High senior Lance Wilson has had a tough time finding his way to the mound this spring.Wilson, a state champion wrestler, suffered fractures near the knuckles on his throwing hand late in the wrestling season and then aggravated the...
Album Reissues
CollectionWynonna (Curb/MCA)What's missing on this hit collection by Wynonna is the kind of songwriting that marked her tenure with mother Naomi in the Judds. Back then, Wy wrapped her vocals around genuinely touching events like Harlan Howard's "Why...
Another Day in Denver; Rockies Top Mets 12-11
Eric Young, Ellis Burks and Dante Bichette each homered and eight different players drove in runs for Colorado as the Rockies outlasted the New York Mets 12-11 Tuesday.Burks and Bichette hit back-to-back homers in the fifth as Colorado took an 11-6 lead....
Army Brings Sex Charges against Its Top Sergeant
The Army accused its top enlisted man Wednesday of a wide range of sexual misconduct, including indecent assault and adultery. Gene McKinney, the sergeant major of the Army, vehemently denied the charges."I want the American people to know that I have...
Around the Links
Around The LinksPGA TOURBellSouth Classic Site: Duluth, Ga. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: TPC at Sugarloaf (7,259 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's Share: $270,000. Television: KMOV Channel 4 (Saturday, 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.). Last...
Baby-Boomer Dream House Has It All
BABY BOOMERS have had a profound effect on every other aspect of American life - politics, popular culture, work, fashion, fitness, music. So it should come as no surprise that builders are trying to tap into what they see as a lucrative market of potential...
Baricevic among Candidates for U.S. Bench
Six lawyers - including two appellate judges, a circuit judge and St. Clair County Board Chairman John Baricevic - are finalists for two federal judgeships in Southern Illinois.Besides Baricevic, who is from Fairview Heights, they are:* Appellate Judge...
Before Fab
In the quiet of September 1963, Beatle George Harrison visited his sister in Southern Illinois, where a teen-age DJ first put needle to Beatles vinyl -- months before the group's milestone "Ed Sullivan" gig.Now a local fan wants history to remember Harrison's...
Believe It or Not: Expos Score 13 Runs in Sixth
Even some of the Montreal Expos found themselves marveling at their offensive prowess as they collected 13 runs and 13 hits in a record-setting inning.Mike Lansing homered twice in Montreal's 13-run sixth inning and Henry Rodriguez hit a grand slam in...
Belleville Woman Fights for Claims Bill
Diana Talton's body betrayed her. After heart and neck surgery, the woman from Belleville, Ill., found herself unable to work. And she found little support from the federal government."I had just always assumed that if I needed it, it would be there,"...
Best Bets for the Week of May 8-14
FridayKiss of Death: If you thought "Crash," David Cronenberg's drama about accident victims aroused by car crashes, was strange, check out the plot line to "Kissed." A shy woman (Molly Parker) takes a job at a mortuary so she can indulge her desire...
Board Ponders Putting Officers on Bicycles Advantage Is Closer Contact with Residents
Police officers in Bellefontaine Neighbors soon could be patrolling on bicycles, as part of the department's move toward more contact with residents.Alderman Roger Doerr, 1st Ward, suggested putting officers on bicycles in shopping centers and occasionally...
Bordering on Friendship
For the first time since Jimmy Carter in 1979, an American president has made an official state visit to Mexico. President Bill Clinton even placed a wreath at one of Mexico's most sacred shrines: the monument to the Ninos Heroes, or boy heroes, who...
Bre-X Files Complaint in Massive Gold Swindle Canadian Investigators Are Widening Their Probe
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday they had received a fraud complaint from embattled Bre-X Minerals Ltd. as investors tallied up their losses from history's biggest gold swindle.Investigators were meeting to decide their next move in a...
Bridge Plan Altered to Ease Concern Engineers Lower Embankment in Flood Plain
St. Charles County commuters may have to settle for a new Missouri River bridge that would be out of commission in times of severe flooding.State highway engineers said Wednesday that they are retooling the design for the Page Avenue extension to lower...
Briefs
MISSOURITRUMAN'S BIRTHDAYState Will Shut Offices; Few Other Employers Will Missouri state offices will be closed today in observance of the birthday of former President Harry S Truman, who was born May 8, 1884. The state is the major employer that observes...
Briefs
Creve CoeurPlan For 2 Office Buildings RejectedThe Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission has unanimously recommended against two office buildings on 1.7 acres on the northwest corner of Ladue and Spoede roads. Guardian Savings and Loan wants to...
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ILLINOISGODFREYHome For Retarded's Suit Is Sent To State Court A federal judge on Wednesday sent a suit filed by the Beverly Farm home against a labor union to a state court in Madison County for trial. Beverly Farm, a home for the retarded in Godfrey,...
Briefs
THE NATIONKENNEDY AIRPORT THEFTS81, Including Airline Workers, Arrested Designer clothing, guns, electronics, cars and airplane parts worth more than $13 million were stolen from Kennedy Airport in New York by thieves who made the mistake of selling...
Briefs
EXPENSE MONEYMeasure Hiking Pay Goes To GovernorDaily expense money for Missouri lawmakers and judges would nearly double under a bill (SB299) on its way to Gov. Mel Carnahan. Future legislators would also be off the hook in deciding whether to boost...
Campaign Reports Filed; Dispute over Timing Goes On
Two newly elected O'Fallon officials refused to be rushed into filing their campaign disclosure reports despite an edict by the St. Charles County election authority that they were flouting the law.Mayor Paul F. Renaud and 3rd Ward Alderman Daniel Brungard...
Cannes Do! France's Famed Festival of Film and Flesh Marks Half-Century of Glamour
Under palm trees bending in a cool Riviera breeze, the glitterati glided by cheering fans Wednesday as the Cannes Film Festival turned 50.Sabered French guards in full military attire flanked movie stars striding up the red-carpeted steps of the Palais...
Capital Gains Changes Proposed as of May 7 Congress Yet to Agree on Details of Tax-Cut Plan
The chairmen of Congress' tax-writing committees will propose making changes in capital gains tax rates passed this year retroactive to all transactions on or after May 7.Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas, and Sen. William Roth, R-Del., waited until after the...
Cards Can"t Get Enough of Ron Gant's Brave Bashin'
It's been three years since Ron Gant broke his right leg in a dirt bike accident. It's been two years since the Atlanta Braves told Gant they didn't think he was worth the risk and let him leave as a free agent.No matter how much time passes, Gant never...
Cautious Kasparov Plays to a Draw against Computer
World chess champion Garry Kasparov and his electronic nemesis, IBM's Deep Blue computer, remained tied at 2 points each Wednesday after playing to a draw in Game 4 of their six-game series.Kasparov offered the draw after the computer made its 56th move...
Celebrities Gladly Put It on and Take It off for Movies
WHEN ROBERT DE NIRO packed on the pounds to play boxer Jake LaMotta in "Raging Bull," everyone thought he had gone off the deep end.That was taking method acting to the extreme, they said. Or was it?Nowadays, actors think nothing of shedding 20 pounds...
Change in School Financing Proposed Income Tax Up, Property Taxes Down; Area Districts Would Get More Yearly Aid
School districts in the Metro East area would get $36 million more in yearly state aid under a rough spending reform plan disclosed Wednesday in Springfield.It would be financed mainly by a 25 percent increase in the personal income tax, partly offset...
Chicago, Minneapolis Killings Tied
A man sought in the slayings of two Minneapolis men has emerged as a suspect in the death of a millionaire developer whose slashed body was found in the garage of his Chicago town house.Police made the link after discovering that a Jeep Cherokee parked...
Classical & Popular Music
CLASSICALCathedral Concert, 12:30 p.m. today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th and Locust streets, 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Bach, Martin, and Franck. Free.St. Louis Symphony, 7:30 p.m. F, St. Louis Cathedral, 4431 Lindell...
Clemens Ready to Serve Up Her Best Motivational Speech
Teri Clemens likes young people.That's why she and her husband, Tom, have adopted six children.That's why she began coaching at Incarnate Word Academy after starring in three sports at Northeast Missouri State. That's why she keeps coaching her Washington...
Clinton and Blair: Alike, Yet Not Alike
It was a week of similarities and a week of contrasts. It was a week of beginnings and a week of endings. It was a week of triumphs and a week of failures. It was a week of victory and a week of exile.Bill Clinton and Tony Blair: The similarities are...
Clinton Blames U.S. in Drug War Says Mexico's Problem Due to Demand Here
President Bill Clinton on Wednesday put much of the blame for Mexico's drug corruption and violence on demand in the United States for cocaine and marijuana."The battle against drugs must unite our people, not divide them," Clinton said.Speaking to a...
Cohen Wants to Cut out 200 Hornets Some Analysts Consider It Part of Budget Game
Defense Secretary William Cohen wants to shoot down more than 200 McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s Super Hornets before they ever take flight.The Defense Department will call for a reduction in the Super Hornet program as part of its latest recommendations...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSAntique, Collectible and Gift Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today-Sa, indoor mall, West Port Plaza, Page Avenue and I-270, 576-7100. Country and formal furniture, estate jewelry, glass, paper Americana, Life magazines, and...
Concert Previews
Hammondfest `97, 9 tonight at Off BroadwayNothing exhales soul quite like the old Hammond B-3 organ. This blowout features the Reggie Thomas Trio, the Maurice Cole Trio and the Bob Row Quartet, performing rich classics by such legendary Hammond pumpers...
Concrete-Foam Houses Are Efficient, Sturdy Simple Method Uses Interlocking Blocks
Q: I'm planning to build a super-energy-efficient house on a limited budget. The house must be very strong since I live in the tornado belt. How efficient and strong are new concrete-foam-block building systems? - W.F.A: The concrete-foam-block building...
Continental Drift Rams' Draft Pick from Zaire - Via Kansas
In the off-and-on history of St. Louis professional football, we have seen quarterbacks named Kelly and defensive ends named Leslie.Hall of Famers named Smith, and Wilson, and Dan (Dierdorf).There once was a linebacker called Dr. Doom, who wore a quarter...
Council Backs Free Hand for Administrator
A majority of the St. Charles City Council has agreed to let the city administrator continue to have a free hand in selecting professional consultants for developing plans for a $28 million convention center project.The council voted 6-3 to let Mike...
Cueto Damaged Inquiry, Ex-Prosecutor Testifies Investigation of Venezia Came to `Grinding Halt'
The FBI and federal prosecutors had to redesign their investigation into gambling boss Thomas Venezia after Amiel Cueto shocked them by making it public, a federal magistrate judge testified in Cueto's trial Wednesday.U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifford J....
Curtain Raisers
Listen closely in grocery stores and PTA meetings, and you will hear parents complain about the potty jokes, sexual innuendoes and violent themes that sneak into so-called children's programming. But in the world of children's theater, quality plays...
Daly Plans Return from Rehab in Pro-Am on Memorial Day
John Daly, who leaves alcohol rehabilitation on Friday, makes his first public golf appearance since entering treatment when he plays at the Mystic Rock Pro-Am near Pittsburgh on Memorial Day, his agent said.Daly entered the Betty Ford Center after a...
Day by Day
TODAYPEKING OPERA - "The New Butterfly Lover" a one-act Peking Opera, will be presented by Taiwanese graduate students at 7:30 p.m. at the Lindenwood College Cultural Center, 400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles. The plot deals with an intellectually...
Designing a Room for Baby
Q: We're expecting our first child and would like some ideas on how to design the baby's room.The space we'll be using is larger than most nurseries - big enough, in fact, to serve as a bedroom as the child grows older. We'd therefore appreciate tips...
Directing a Flood of Assistance When Disaster Strikes, the Web Responds
We tend to think of the Web as ephemeral. With one mouse click, a page is created. With a second click, it disappears without a trace.Not like a newspaper, made of real ink on real paper. Or even television, which demands our attention promptly according...
Eagle Eyed Alton Couple Spots, Saves Injured Bird
Nearly every weekend since Christmas, Debby Warner of Alton took her new camera and tried to get close to the bald eagles nesting along the Mississippi River. On Sunday, she got closer than she ever imagined.Warner's husband, Dennis, was cruising down...
Eco-Friendly Clothing Gaining Steam
A FEW YEARS BACK there was a ripple of interest in eco-friendly clothing.The idea was to dress responsibly without scalping the planet. But after a flood of scratchy clothes with a homemade look, the buzz died, and the fashion world cantered off in hot...
Episode Monikers: Not for Public Consumption
REMEMBER "101 Damnations"? "From Here to Maternity"? How about the immortal "All Beth's Are Off"?No, you probably don't. And why should you?All three are titles of recently aired episodes of "Melrose Place." But the episode names, even if they happen...
Ex-Celtic Executive Helped Snare Pitino
Celtics owner Paul Gaston deserves the thanks of every Boston fan for bringing in Rick Pitino. That is a given.But there was another man involved in the deal, and without him, well, there is every likelihood Rick Pitino would today be out selling books...
FAA Still without Fire Aids
One year after ValuJet Flight 592 nosedived into the Florida Everglades, the Federal Aviation Administration still is not ready to issue rules requiring smoke detectors and fire-suppression systems in the cargo holds of jetliners.Investigators for the...
Family of Films Kirkwood Film Series Takes a Look at the Many Definitions of Family
Before John Bierk takes sides in the whole family-values-and- the-movies debate, he wants to know exactly what a family is.Bierk is a retired literature professor from Southeast Missouri State University, and a movie fanatic who thinks Hollywood, despite...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
FAMILY STUFFMom's the word: Sunday is Mother's Day, the one day to pay special attention to dear (and sometimes old) mom, so sayeth the greeting card industry. In today's Community section, we have some suggestions to make Mom's day a good one. From...
`Femininity' Is the Word
IF THE TREND in women's wear for spring could be summarized in a single word, it would be femininity.What that adds up to is a softer look. Prettiness, if you please.Both are being reintroduced into women's wardrobes that, in seasons past, have tended...
First Man in 55 Years Takes Office as Madison County Clerk
Mark Von Nida was sworn in Wednesday as the first man in 55 years to be Madison County clerk - and only the fourth person to hold the key post in that period."I am mindful of the tradition of service and the tradition of fairness in that office, and...
For Edwin Newman, It's Been Golden
EDWIN Newman, the former NBC newsman whose TV career includes coverage of coronations and assassinations, as well as comedy work with "Saturday Night Live" and David Letterman and publication of two best-selling books on grammar and usage, celebrated...
Four Ideas Suggested for Missouri Bottoms Area All Would Rely on Levees to Protect Developments
A variation of the San Antonio Riverwalk in Maryland Heights? That theme is one of four plans being considered for the 6,000-acre Missouri Bottoms-Riverport area.Bill Graham of Espey, Huston and Associates Inc. and Phoebe Kilby of Strategic Land Planning...
Gallery and Exhibit Listings
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSSt. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Gallery 337: "Currents 70: Tom Friedman" features recent sculpture, drawing, and photography from this native St. Louisian (through June 8). In Gallery 202: "Italian...
Gay Partner Encounters `Mother-in-Law' Problem
Dear Ann Landers: I am a gay man who reads your column regularly. Now I need your advice. "Tom" and I are in our 30s and have been partners for six years. "Janet," Tom's sister, has invited me to her wedding. Tom's mother, however, sees this as strictly...
Gee-Whiz after 40 Years, Larry's Still King of the Interview
HIS INTERVIEW on CNN's "Larry King Live" is about to begin, and actor John Heard, there to explain his conviction on telephone misuse and trespassing charges in a nasty child custody case, is ghost-pale, vibrating with nerves.Then King begins to subtly...
George Harrison Slept Here
To pull up at the curb and look at the outside of 113 McCann, you wouldn't think it was particularly interesting. Just a tidy 1940s-style bungalow set on a whole street of tidy 1940s-style bungalows. But cross the threshold and you've fallen back to...
Getting Connected Discounts for Schools to Link with Internet Aimed at Financial Gap
A federal agency took a big step Wednesday toward wiring classrooms for the Internet - and breaking down what some educators call "technological apartheid."The Federal Communications Commission in Washington unanimously said "yes" to discounts that would...
Gift of Land in Lake Development Turns into a Financial Hassle
Q: About six years ago, I was working for a couple who moved out of the area. Before they left, they gave me a small lot in a lake development. We paid the assessments on the property for three years, but then my husband and I had some financial problems...
Glamour Boys Velvet and Lace Get Prominent Play in Badgley Mischka Designs
`THE BOYS," as everyone calls them, were in the basement of Neiman Marcus, sipping coffee and overseeing the last of their unpacked evening gowns.They are "boys," although each is 36, because of their youthful good looks and open, unguarded way of speaking.But...
Grab the Tanning Oil -- or the Afghan Whether It's Time to Bake or Shiver, Publishers Have Your Lightweight Reading Ready
Don't mind the chilly, wet weather outside. One of the surest signs that summer is just around the corner is the release of the fluff-and-cheese casseroles publishers serve up for poolside or road-trip consumption.If you find a break in the decidedly...
Grandparents in Divorce Feel Left out; Options Sought
Q: I recently went through a difficult divorce and a big fight over custody of our daughter. Religious differences were the cause of the divorce.I now have visitation rights by court order. But a new problem involves my parents, who want to be part of...
Group Pushes Animal Welfare Bill Sponsor Hopes to Attach It to Another Measure
Animal welfare organizations had hoped that Missouri legislators would observe Be Kind to Animals Week (May 5-9) by strengthening the language in the law against animal abandonment. As of Wednesday afternoon, that didn't look too likely.Rep. Patrick...
Happenings for the Kids
Mother's Day Celebration, 4 p.m. today, Storybook Castle, 13001 Olive Boulevard, 275-2121. Celebrate Mother's Day and learn how to make a special pop-up card for mother. For ages 4 and up, reservations required. Free.Children's Musical, 7 p.m. Fr, St....
Health News
HIVClearing Body Of Virus May Take Up To Three YearsDrugs meant to wipe out HIV may have to kill every single infected cell in the body before all risk of AIDS is gone - and that could take more than three years, researchers said Wednesday. The studies...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Truckin'VH1's StageVan, an 18-wheeler that converts into a 10,000-square-foot music hall containing a platform stage, interactive activities, rock `n' roll memorabilia, a movie screen and a performance stage, will rock `n' roll into Union Station at...
Heiple Acknowledges Speeding, Denies Other Allegations
Illinois Supreme Court Justice James D. Heiple on Wednesday admitted driving too fast but little else, telling legislators that the more serious allegations against him stem from misunderstandings and media exaggerations.Heiple was cooperative and polite...
Heiple Asks Panel of Lawmakers Not to Punish Him More
Hoping to avoid impeachment, Justice James D. Heiple went before a special investigative committee Wednesday and said he already has suffered punishment in being censured for misconduct and resigning as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court."It...
Help Yourself!
SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to: Help Yourself,...
Heritage Day Invites New Look at Old City
Greenville's fifth annual Heritage Day this Saturday will spotlight the city's history and celebrate the distinctive architecture in the downtown area.The annual Heritage Day was started shortly after Greenville joined the National Main Street program,...
Homefront This Week: Blues, Reggae
Blues Festival NotesI've always wanted to say, "This just in. . ." The St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival has just announced more performers for this year's fest, Aug. 15-17, at Buder Park in southwest St. Louis County. Among the many acts to appear:...
Hops to It! for a Good Time, Mix Beer Aficionados, Home Brewers, Tasty Food and a Little Music
Anyone who has suffered through final exams knows the feeling -- the eerie queasiness that comes from too much coffee, not enough cramming and the gnawing fear that you'll be asked to compare and contrast some esoteric tidbit you overlooked.But an exam...
How Eckersley Does It
Dennis Eckerskley, 42, has a daughter roughly the same age (22) as one of his teammates, Matt Morris. Eckersley has been pitching in the major leagues since April 28, 1975. He stands 6 feet 2 and is a lean 195 pounds.He's won 192 games, saved 360 and...
In Fund Raising, Harmon Buried Post-Primary Foes in a Month, Harmon Got $346,424, Clark $45,000 -
The final spending report for the St. Louis mayor's race shows why it pays to be the Democratic nominee.Democrat Clarence Harmon, now the mayor, out-raised independent candidate Marit Clark by a ratio of almost 10-to-1 in the final two weeks leading...
In Furniture, What's in a Name?
LOVE SEAT, VANITY. Hope chest, jelly cupboard. All useful pieces from the past that leave us with a fuzzy feeling of nostalgia.But like today's TV stand, bookcase and computer desk, they are nothing more than pieces of furniture named for the roles they...
It's What's on Top That Counts in Country Music, Hats Show a Lot, but They Can Also Hide a Lot
The term "hat act" is largely a derogatory term, a label attached to the pack of young, soundalike, Stetson-donning clones who help give Nashville a bad name. But you can't always judge a book by its cover, and you can't always judge an act by its hat.Country...
Jayhawks on a New Flight Path
When Mark Olson left the Jayhawks, many people thought it would be a devastating -- if not fatal -- blow to the band. For a dozen years, Olson had been one of the band's two principal songwriters and, in the eyes of many observers, the creative heart...
Jordan Gets Second Opinion, More Time to Rest His Back
Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan returned frustrated and more than a tad angry Wednesday from his Los Angeles visit to a back specialist.Dr. Robert Watkins of the Jobe-Kerlan Clinic determined that Jordan had a bulging disc. Jordan said he was told...
Judge Allows Service Cuts at Regional
St. Louis Regional Medical Center directors made a reasonable business decision in deciding to reduce services, a judge said Wednesday. The judge rejected Mayor Clarence Harmon's effort to delay the hospital's end of inpatient care.The ruling by St....
Jump `N Shout: Newest Indoor Play Center Can Be a Scream
No matter how much you resist, an indoor play center experience is a rite of passage into parenthood. Sooner or later, you'll surrender in your stocking feet to the multi-color ball pits that suck you under like quicksand. No other place inspires an...
Killer Sobs in Court, Gets 30 Years
Shawn Whitsett sobbed Wednesday as he asked the family of the woman he killed for forgiveness. He said he would switch places with the victim if he could and said he never wanted to hurt anybody.Moments later, he stood before St. Charles County Circuit...
Knicks Stifle Heat by Hitting 30 of 32 at the Foul Line
By The Associated Press The brawny New York Knicks did best when the pushing and shoving stopped.New York outscored Miami by 12 points at the free throw line and beat the Heat 88-79 Wednesday night in Miami in the opening game of the Eastern Conference...
Know Tricks of Design Trade
YOU WALK INTO the model home and are enchanted. Like love at first sight, you're blinded by an indescribable feeling. No need to look anymore. This is it. Sold.But sometime after the mover puts the last piece of furniture into place, some doubts begin...
Long Distance Changes Will Cut Homes' Costs, Raise Businesses'
The Federal Communications Commission approved rules Wednesday that will cut long-distance costs for many residential customers but increase fees for many businesses and people with multiple phone lines.The regulatory changes will cut the access fees...
Lung Cancer Rise in U.S. Women to Be in Spotlight National Videoconference on Disease to Open
The steep rise in lung cancer among U.S. women is expected to figure prominently in a national videoconference on the disease, which will be held today in St. Louis and 18 other cities.Organizers of the event, billed as a summit meeting on lung cancer,...
Maharishi Eck Cardinals Ace Reliever Ponders Coming Down off the Mountain
The Three Stages of Eck1. The Party, 1975-86. Starting pitcher for Cleveland, Boston, the Chicago Cubs. Hard thrower. Harder drinker. Bringing the heat, 24 hours a day. Control problems, indeed.2. The Save, 1987-95. Joined the Oakland A's and became...
Managers, Not Visionaries, Lead U.S. and Britain
The day after Labor's wipeout of the Conservative Party, I called my friend, Harvey Thomas, a longtime Conservative official and former adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He had left the country. Call forwarding transferred me from his office outside London...
Martinez Tags 14th Homer as Yankees Beat Rangers
Tino Martinez hit his 14th homer, tying Ken Griffey Jr. for the major-league lead, as the New York Yankees beat the visiting Texas Rangers 5-2 Wednesday night.David Cone (4-2) beat John Burkett (1-2) as the Yankees won for the eighth time in 11 games.Texas...
Mary J. Blige, Big Enough for Her Own `World'
Share My WorldMary J. Blige (MCA)The spoken-word intro to Mary J. Blige's third release is, of course, rather ridiculous: "The most innovative female singer of our decade" breathes a male sycophant. "Many describe her as the paramount, the most soulful,...
Mayor's Report Stresses Need to Conserve Water
With the help of the World Almanac 1997 and the city's community relations staff, St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown presented a detailed report last week on the importance of water conservation.Speaking at a meeting at City Hall before the Missouri Water and...
May, Union Trade Barbs over Proxies
UNITE, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees, and May Department Stores Co. are waging a war of words over resolutions that the union wants approved at May's annual meeting, which will be held here May 23.The union, based in Washington,...
Metrolink Tax Plan Draws Questions Rider Wants to Know `What They're Doing with Money They've Got Right Now'
Liz Martin takes MetroLink on her occasional trips downtown and wants to see the light-rail system expanded.But she's skeptical about plans by St. Louis and St. Louis County officials for another quarter-cent sales tax increase to pay for new MetroL...
Missouri Prisoners Lose Ruling on Frivolous Suits
"Writ writers" doing time in Missouri's prisons suffered a setback Wednesday from a federal judge who dismissed their challenge to a state law that allows prison officials to punish inmates who file frivolous suits.U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry...
Mobutu Leaves Zaire as War Rages Dictator Arrives in Gabon, Next Stop Is Unknown
With some of the war's heaviest fighting reported in the rebel push toward the capital of Kinshasa, President Mobutu Sese Seko jetted off Wednesday to neighboring Gabon.He flew to Libreville, the capital of Gabon, for a two-day meeting with regional...
Monuments to Splendid Character
Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally has his monument in the nation's capital - joining America's two other great presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Thomas Jefferson has a monument there for another reason: He founded our political philosophy....
Morning Briefing
Journal Register Co. Opens Public Offering Sale At $14 Per ShareJournal Register Co., the parent company of the Suburban Journals chain in St. Louis and the Alton Telegraph, priced its initial public stock offering Wednesday at $14 a share.The company,...
Morning Briefing
In case you were thinking of inviting LA Lakers behemoth SHAQUILLE O'NEAL and hoops legend WILT CHAMBERLAIN to the same smorgasbord, don't.In recent weeks, Wilt has made some rather unflattering remarks about His Shaqness. The latest came Monday on ESPN's...
Music / Album Reviews
Share My WorldMary J. Blige (MCA)The spoken-word intro to Mary J. Blige's third release is, of course, rather ridiculous: "The most innovative female singer of our decade" breathes a male sycophant. "Many describe her as the paramount, the most soulful,...