St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 15, 1995

4–S S–W
4 Starters Gone, but Trojanettes off to 5-2 Mark
When the Trojanettes of Buchanan High in Troy started basketball workouts this season, coach Renee Bishop didn't know exactly what to expect.After all, the Trojanettes, who finished 17-9 a year ago, graduated four senior starters and returned just two...
75 National Guardsmen from Area Are Called Up
THE ARMY has made it official: On Dec. 27, about 75 National Guard soldiers in St. Louis will report for activation as part of the Bosnian buildup.The soldiers, part of the 1137th Military Police Company, will go first to Fort Benning, Ga., for training....
Arkansas-Little Rock Refuses to Wimp out vs. Ranked Team
To hear Arkansas-Little Rock coach Wimp Sanderson tell it, his Trojans were destined to be roadkill at eighth-ranked Mississippi State on Saturday.Before the game, Sanderson said he had told Mississippi State coach Richard Williams that "we may not...
As Exams and Christmas Distract Bills, Spoonhour Acts like Grinch
Charlie Spoonhour has gone back to the basics of Spoonball. Again.He spent most of the basketball preseason teaching eight new Billikens about plays and styles and approaches. The team is 4-2, but some of the most basic lessons might be fading.The Bills...
A Vietnam Vet Sees Similarities in Bosnia
What a terrible time of year to go off to war. I also spent a Christmas and nearly a year overseas in a conflict my fellow citizens little understood or supported. Now that the president is sending our troops "over there," Vietnam-era and other vets...
Battle on Budget Down to Wire White House, Gop Meet Separately, Try to Avoid Another Partial Shutdown
White House officials and Republican leaders in Congress met separately in closed sessions Thursday to plan strategy and develop new opening bids for last-ditch budget negotiations that are supposed to begin today.After three weeks of shadow boxing,...
Bicycle's a Prize, So's Girl Who Gave It Away
Not long after Jennifer Batisto took her new 20-inch BMX bicycle out for a spin, she decided to give it away.Batisto, 11, won the bright red bike last month in a drawing at a fund-raiser at Jefferson Middle School in St. Charles. She recently decided...
Biggio Picks Loyalty over Cards' Offer
While delighted at pulling off a trade for San Francisco shortstop Royce Clayton on Thursday, Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty was rebuffed by second baseman Craig Biggio. A free agent, Biggio re-upped with the Houston Astros for four more years...
Biggio Spurns Cardinals, Decides to Remain in House
Loyalty - and teammate Jeff Bagwell's restructured contract - finally persuaded Craig Biggio to stay with the Astros.Biggio, an All-Star second baseman, agreed Thursday to a $22.36 million contract over four years after considering offers from the Cardinals,...
Big Slippers to Fill Julia Ormond Reprises Audrey Hepburn's Role in 'Sabrina'
THE 1954 romantic comedy "Sabrina" was nominated for a bunch of Academy Awards, including best actress (Audrey Hepburn) and best director (Billy Wilder). It lost out, mainly to "On the Waterfront," in every category but one - best costume design. (Although...
Billboard Compromise Unlikely; Control Is Root of Controversy
They met in an effort to compromise, to find common ground between the billboard companies and the municipalities. But it doesn't look good.After meeting last week, several members of the Outdoor Advertising Task Force, set up to include legislators,...
Bosley's Reports Don't List Donations
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. appears to be violating state law because his personal financial disclosure reports fail to report any private donations he has sought for his contingency fund.The financial disclosure reports, filed annually with the state,...
Bosnia Is Not Vietnam
Critics of President Bill Clinton's plan to deploy U.S. troops in Bosnia as part of the NATO peacekeeping force have been quick to compare the operation to the failed U.S. intervention in South Vietnam. Bosnia is said by these critics to constitute a...
Bow-Wowww! Doggie Day Care Is Hit
One-year-old Henry arrives at day care each morning carrying his "Batman Forever" lunch box in his mouth.There's plenty of room for an active youngster to run. He also may learn to sit and stay.And when his birthday rolls around, Henry's cake - a blend...
Briefs
POLLS Clinton's Approval Rating Tops 50%; Gingrich's Falls</P><P>President Bill Clinton's approval rating has topped 50 percent, while the popularity of Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and other House Republicans has dropped in the past...
Briefs
SIU-CARBONDALE Board Backs Plan For New Food Court</P><P>The Student Center at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale would get a new food court under a proposal approved Thursday by the university's board of trustees. Board members ...
Buenos Aires Adds Name to List for 2004 Olympics
Argentinian President Carlos Menem submitted Buenos Aires' bid Thursday to be host for the 2004 Summer Olympics.Declaring that Buenos Aires had the necessary infrastructure and facilities to make the Games a success, Menem presented the application to...
Candidate Has Plan to Hire the Losers
Bill Haas plans to officially enter the 1997 mayor's race today with a pledge that, if he wins, he will try to hire Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and Alderman Marit Clark as his chiefs of staff.Haas, 50, of the Central West End, will run in the Democratic...
Can't Be Color Blind to a Problem Created by Color Consciousness
Arguments in favor of racial redistricting had hardly begun in the Supreme Court last Tuesday when Justice Antonin Scalia broke in to dispute an attorney's choice of terms. Scalia did not like the term "opportunity districts" to describe district maps...
Cards Get a Shortstop Watson, Delucia Sent to Giants for Clayton
The Ozzie Smith Era didn't end officially Thursday, but it might as well have. Under most circumstances, Smith might even approve of his successor as shortstop for the Cardinals.The Cardinals acquired shortstop Royce Clayton and a minor-league player...
Chain Gang: Judge Bonds Mother, Daughter
All day, every day, for the next month, Deborah Harter will lead her teen-age daughter around on a 2-foot chain - to school, to the store, to bed.A judge ordered the security measure for Tonya Kline, a rebellious 15-year-old who kept getting in trouble...
Church Notes
Drive-through Production</P><P>A live drive-through production of the Living Christmas Story will be presented from 6 to 9 o'clock tonight, Saturday and Sunday nights at Warrenton Wesleyan Church, 806 South Highway 47, Warrenton. Costumed...
Close Call Man Rings Up 911, Helps Police Nab Burglars at Home
Al Ahner didn't feel like a hero Thursday after leading police on a chase that nailed two burglars who broke into his Kirkwood home."I'm just an aw-shucks kinda guy," said Ahner, a self-employed salesman as he stood outside his split-level house on Boxwood...
Coffey Sets Assist Mark, Pushes Wings to 3-1 Win
Paul Coffey became the first National Hockey League defenseman with 1,000 career assists and the Detroit Red Wings spoiled Bob Probert's return to Joe Louis Arena with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Blackhawks.Coffey, whose drop pass...
Committee Snubs White House Offer Senate Panel Orders Lawyer to Hand over Whitewater Notes Today
The Senate Whitewater Committee rejected a last-minute White House compromise Thursday and set a deadline of today for a former presidential aide to turn over notes of a Whitewater meeting.Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., the committee chairman, said Thursday...
Commuter Planes Get Tougher Safety Rules
Tougher safety, training and equipment rules were imposed on the nation's regional and commuter airlines Thursday, and the carriers were given 15 months to comply.Regulations covering major carriers, those with 30 or more seats, were extended to planes...
Convenience-Store Killing Likely to Go to Trial a Second Time
A second murder trial is likely for Gerald Simpson in the fatal shooting last year of a clerk at the Convenient Food Mart in west Belleville, St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert B. Haida said Thursday.The first trial ended in a hung jury Wednesday...
Corruption Charges Hit Chicago Family Suspects Thought Ghost Payrolling Was Just `Business as Usual,' FBI Agent Says
Anthony Laurino practiced politics the Chicago way - get elected then put your relatives and friends on the payroll.Now 85, the retired dean of the City Council is facing charges that he gave jobs to 35 friends and relatives who collected more than $1.5...
Dangerous Game That Crosses Dimensions
"JUMANJI"Rating: PG. Running time: 1:44.AND you were worried about your kids playing Mortal Kombat, or spending all day surfing the Internet.The ancient board game of Jumanji is truly dangerous, unleashing monkeys and monsters on unwary players. It can...
Daniels Looks like Knockout, Hopson Victim of Same
Carl Daniels and Ed Hopson, former amateur stablemates here who grew up to be world champions, are spiralling in opposite directions.On Saturday, Daniels (35-1) defends his World Boxing Association title against Julio Cesar Vasquez (54-2) on the Mike...
Democratic Plan Flops in California They Cast Election as Referendum on Gingrich -- and Republicans Won
Test-marketing a 1996 national strategy, the Democratic Party declared that a special congressional election in California's Silicon Valley would be a referendum on House Speaker Newt Gingrich.The strategy was simple: Paint the GOP candidate as just...
Discovery May Aid Rice Production
A gene that protects the rice plant from a devastating disease has been cloned and experts say the achievement is an important step toward boosting the world's food supply.Researchers led by Pamela Ronald of the University of California at Davis showed...
Drinking Too Much Led to Liaison
Dear Ann Landers: For so many years, I have carried this burden. Before I die, I need to tell someone my secret. Who better than you?We hear so much about all kinds of abuses these days, but nothing is said about police rape. I wonder why.The night it...
Earnings Throw a Blanket over Market
Stocks fell Thursday as a slew of disappointing earnings announcements suggested 1996 profits won't match expectations.Federal Express Corp., Dean Foods Co. and Best Buy Co. triggered the decline, which was exaggerated by four rounds of computer-guided...
Enforcement Suffers from Low Budget, EPA Says
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regularly sends inspectors to Urbana, Ill., from Chicago to ensure that hazardous wastes from experiments are properly stored. No such inspections have taken place recently because of cuts in the agency budget.In...
EPA Report Cites Heavy Water Pollution 'We Are Holding Our Own,' Official Says
Nearly 40 percent of America's lakes, rivers and estuaries remain too polluted to allow fishing, swimming or other aquatic uses, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report Thursday.The report said sewage, disease-causing bacteria, fertilizer,...
Ex-Manager of Barred Towing Firm Appears to Be Back on the Job
Joey Sanfilippo, the manager of a south St. Louis County towing company the Missouri attorney general's office shut down this summer, apparently is back in the towing business.Earlier this week, a resident of the Soulard area discovered a business card...
Ex-Neighbors Deride Derailment Suspect
A contractor who has come under suspicion in the deadly Amtrak sabotage case was known around Holbrook as a hot-tempered, abrasive man with a history of run-ins with railroads.The picture that emerged of John Olin from interviews with former neighbors...
Festination: Warning Sign of Parkinson's Disease
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband, 77, starts walking and goes faster and faster, more or less out of control. Will you please let us know the possible cause and treatment for this? I call it "running legs."I can give you a suggestion; take it for no more...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Near normal level. Clear. Two generators are running. 83 degrees. Stripers: No report. Bluegill: Fair on grubs from the north levee. Bass: Fair on various baits from the hot water outlets and from the channel banks and the riprap on the...
Former Herrin Aide Has Alton Flourishing Again
Another branch from Rich Herrin's coaching tree is budding in Alton.Ron Smith is thriving in his second season as the Alton High basketball coach. Alton is 7-0, marking its best start in a decade, when the Redbirds were paced by eventual Division I players...
Fox's `Knockout November' Was Decked by Early Punch Rescheduled Tyson-Mathis Bout Has Lost Some Luster
Knockout November has melted into Dreary December.Six weeks ago, the Fox network was planning to begin a key programming period by showcasing a major heavyweight fight on free television for the first time in almost two decades. Fueling the frenzy was...
Grassy Droll: Source of Part(y)ing Shots
HOLIDAY HIJINX: It happened last week at the St. Louis Association for Retarded Citizens holiday cocktail party at Irl and Sue Engelhardt's house. St. Louis County Director of Parks and Recreation Bob Hall, the outgoing chairman of SLARC, passed the...
Guest List Growing for Inaugural Indy 200
If anyone still thinks Tony George is going to come to the big Championship Auto Racing Teams, helmet in hand, and beg them to come to his party at Walt Disney World, here's more proof that he has his guest list in order.With or without Bobby Rahal,...
Hanging of Greens Signals Preparations for Christmas
"The good pastor Reiger came to live in the middle of the area and said they were going to celebrate Christmas in the right way even though not as elaborate as in the old country. ...The young men and girls took over the task of decorating the tree with...
Hazel, Newt Shows May Be Tragedies
Ah, yes. Washington is the governmental capital and New York is the cultural capital, but there is one kind of theater in which Washington excels. I am referring to psychodrama, a spectacle in which a riveted audience watches as someone in power obsessively...
Health Care Merger Nixed California Companies Can't Settle Disputes
WellPoint Health Networks Inc. and Health Systems International Inc. Thursday scuttled plans for their proposed $1.7 billion merger, ending weeks of public feuding.The companies, both based in Woodland Hills, Calif., met with a mediator Wednesday in...
Holiday Happenings
SATURDAYBreakfast with Santa, St. Louis Zoo. Seatings at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Cafe. Includes entertainment, photo with Santa, gift for children 10 and under and hot breakfast. Cost: $8 a person. Pre-paid reservations required, call 781-0900,...
House Still Not United on Troop Deployment Debate Continued despite Knowledge That Clinton Would Send Forces Anyway
THERE WAS SOMETHING for just about everyone in the three resolutions on Bosnia that the House debated late into the night Wednesday, but some members weren't happy with the alternatives."They were very poorly worded resolutions dealing with a very muddled...
Indiana Bats and Forecast of Doom: 82% Decline Here Missouri Count's Down, It's Not Due to Moving
Imagine trying to solve a mystery for which you only have half the clues, and the clock is running out. That is the dilemma facing natural history biologist Mark McGimsey with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) as he works to stop the decline...
Indians Bolster Staff by Signing Mcdowell
The Cleveland Indians on Thursday added Jack McDowell to their pitching staff, agreeing to a $10.15 million, two-year deal with a club option for 1998.McDowell, the 1993 American League Cy Young Award winner, gets $4.8 million in each of the next two...
Isolationism Rejected
After lengthy debate on the American peacekeeping mission to Bosnia, Congress voted Wednesday to have it both ways. The lawmakers refused to endorse the Clinton administration's decision to deploy ground forces but supported the troops themselves.Inasmuch...
It's Official: District Agrees to Lower Levee
The rural levee district near Ste. Genevieve, Mo., has formally agreed to remove 270,000 tons of rock that had become a threat to a major new levee project in that town.Emerald Loida, chairman of Ste. Genevieve County Levee District 2, signed an agreement...
Jawjacking
"I told our kids at halftime they were tighter than eight elephants in a Yugo." - Pitt coach Ralph Willard, on his team's stiff play during an 84-73 victory over Duquesne."I don't want to overcoach this team, yet I don't want to take anything for granted....
Jazz History Lessons from Harrell Quintet
THE Tom Harrell Quintet demonstrated Wednesday what jazz is all about: Original music composed and performed with an ear toward history.This highly regarded New York-based "neo-bop" group opened its four-night gig at Jazz at the Bistro with Harrell on...
Jordan Helps Bulls Bounce Magic 112-103
Michael Jordan avenged a poor performance against Anfernee Hardaway in their last meeting, outscoring the young Orlando star 36-26 Wednesday night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Magic 112-103 in Chicago.Orlando probably played its last game without...
Judge Ponders Evidence Locked Up for 28 Years
Faced with a missing search warrant in a 28-year-old murder case, a judge in Madison County is trying to reconstruct what another judge did in 1967.After a hearing Thursday, Chief Criminal Judge Charles V. Romani Jr. said he would issue an order soon...
Keenan Trots out the Horses for Nieuwendyk-Muller Derby
As the Blues' alternate governor, general manager-coach Mike Keenan had been scheduled to travel to West Palm Beach, Fla., to attend the National Hockey League's board of governors' meeting Thursday.But after Tuesday's embarrassing 5-2 loss to Detroit,...
Key Russian Expects Wins by Communists
With his party trailing in the polls, Russia's prime minister concedes that the opposition Communists will do well in Sunday's parliamentary elections.Despite that, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin said Wednesday at a news conference that he would...
Lake to Cut Problems with Drainage Urged Est Clay Area Redevelopment in Question
An engineering company representative has told St. Charles city officials that a lake in the First Capitol Drive and West Clay Street area would significantly reduce the drainage problems of Boschert Creek.But the news, while encouraging to officials...
Lawmakers Assail Welfare Office for Failing to Audit Its Agencies
Some Democratic lawmakers on Thursday accused the state's child welfare agency of breaking the law by not conducting internal audits of its 2,100 providers.State Rep. Thomas Dart and others said the Department of Children and Family Services doesn't...
Learning to Adapt, Siuc Tops Semo 70-64, Improves to 4-0
Last season, the gist of Southern Illinois University's offense was prolific forward Chris Carr and anyone else with the hot hand.It worked. Carr led the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring and SIU-Carbondale made its third successive appearance in...
Library Site Considered at Mcclay and Hackman
A tentative site has been selected by the directors of the St. Charles City-County Library District for a branch library that would serve an estimated 35,000 residents within a five-mile radius of the Heritage area.The board has taken a four-month option...
Lights, Camera, Austen Nineteenth-Century Novelist Jane Austen Is Hot in Hollywood
TWO MOVIES based on Jane Austen novels - three, if you count "Clueless" - are playing here, with several more to come. That may seem odd, considering that the books were written almost 200 years ago. But the real question is not why so many Jane Austen...
Lindenwood Goes with the Guy Who Runs with Dream: Spetnagle
Dave Spetnagle had a wife, a good job and security."When I took the position at McDonnell Douglas, I figured I'd be there until I retired at age 65," said Spetnagle.But three years ago, Spetnagle gave up his position as a senior aerospace engineer to...
Mathis' Name Stirs Images of Tyson's Past
Buster D'Amato Mathis. The name of Mike Tyson's opponent Saturday night holds so many connections for the former world champion.First of all, the middle name comes from the late Cus D'Amato, who took a teen-aged Tyson out of a reform school and launched...
Memos Show Waldholtz Was Warned of Money Mess Utah Congresswoman Spends Hours before Grand Jury
Rep. Enid Waldholtz testified for three hours Thursday before a federal grand jury investigating the financing of her 1994 campaign and allegations of a $1.7 million check-kiting scheme.The Utah Republican has blamed the alleged financial improprieties...
Meramec Softball Clinic Saturday
Meramec Community College in Kirkwood will play host to a softball skills clinic Saturday.The clinic will feature Fresno State (Calif.) University head coach Margie Wright, an assistant coach of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Softball Team.The clinic will run...
Miller Notches 500 with Pirates' Win over St. Dominic
Tuesday was a special night for St. Charles High boys basketball coach Don Miller. With the Pirates' 57-52 victory at St. Dominic, the coach earned his 500th career victory."It's nice to get 500, but it also makes me feel kind of old," said Miller, who's...
Morning Briefing
Report Says Polaroid May Cut 2,000 Jobs</P><P>Polaroid Corp. is considering cutting as many as 2,000 jobs, or 18 percent of its staff, in a restructuring being prepared by new Chief Executive Gary DiCamillo, the Boston Globe said Thursday....
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Newsday's IVAN MAISEL notes that most Decembers at Northwestern, "the toughest work has been deciding where the office Christmas party should be." But this year, the athletic department has a bigger problem: How to distribute its 30,000 Rose Bowl tickets....
Msd Oks Contracts for Cleaning Park Sewers
For the first time, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will clean and inspect sewers and sewer inlets in Forest Park and three other major parks in the city.On Thursday, the sewer district's Board of Trustees awarded two contracts totaling $770,000...
Nbc, Microsoft Team for News to Target Cnn, Internet Rivals
NBC and Microsoft are joining forces to start a 24-hour all-news cable channel plus an on-line service that will enable computer users to watch the news on their PCs.The network and the world's largest software company announced plans Thursday to start...
No Credit Fed Director Can't Get Card
What's it take to buy a yo-yo or a jump rope with plastic? Evidently a $123,000 salary and a seat on the Federal Reserve Board doesn't cut it."No" was the answer to board member Lawrence B. Lindsey's application to the Bank of New York for a Toys R Us...
North's 3rd-Year Club Ready to Make Move `Contending for Title'
The Knights of Francis Howell North are ready to make their move in Mid-States Club Hockey Association play this year.After going from 5-15-1 to 13-12-2 in their first two seasons, the third-year Knights look to be on the verge of something big this...
Obituaries
John SchultzJohn "Al" Schultz, 69, of St. Peters, died Wednesday (Dec. 13, 1995) at his home.Mr. Schultz was retired after being a laborer at McDonnell Douglas Corp., where he worked for 37 years. He served in the Army from 1945 to 1947.The funeral will...
Officials Charge City Employee in Scheme to Extort $2,000
An FBI agent working undercover helped trip up a St. Louis circuit clerk's office employee accused Thursday of trying to extort $2,000 from a defendant in a civil suit, authorities said.David Moore, who had worked as a file clerk, was indicted on charges...
Osterholt Leads Lions in Honors for '95 Season
Jim Osterholt, a junior defender from Florissant Valley Community College and St. Dominic High, heads the list of Lindenwood College men's soccer players to receive postseason honors.The Lions, who finished 17-7, won both the regular-season and postseason...
Outdoors Is Outstanding in Rend Lake Resort Visit
Second HoneymoonThis Outdoors Adventure is a second honeymoon.Or a goose-watching or hunting trip. Or a fishing trip - whatever seems romantic. We could also play golf and tennis, if weather permitsWhere? Rend Lake Lodge, 20 miles south of MountVernon,...
Owls Give a Hoot about Rank, Take out No.2 Villanova 62-56
Derrick Battie, Marc Jackson and Lynard Stewart each scored 12 points as Temple handed No. 2 Villanova its first loss of the season, 62-56 Wednesday night at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.Villanova (7-1) trailed 55-47 with 2 minutes 49 seconds to play...
Pacino with De Niro: Hot Ticket, Two Ways
"HEAT"Rating: R, violence, language. Running time: 2:44.THE biographies and acting styles of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are so similar that it seems almost unbelievable that they have never before acted together in a movie. (Both were in "Godfather...
Patrolman Charged with Rape
A St. Louis police officer has been charged with rape after a woman reported that he coerced her into having sex to avoid being arrested after he stopped her car in the West End on Dec. 7.Officer Michael Carson, 34, a patrolman in the Seventh District,...
People
Even for television's BOB BARKER, life is no bed of roses.Regular watchers of "The Price Is Right" will recall a legal spat last year with model Dian Parkinson, who sued Barker, alleging sexual harassment. He admitted "a little hanky-pank" but countersued.Now,...
Perfectionism Has Coaches Grumbling
Call it the coachspeak of Missouri Valley Conference basketball.In this lingo, a team loss is a win. A team win is a loss.And a team that's scoring nearly 20 points more a game this season than it did last season is under achieving.Simply put, the MVC...
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: ASSAULTSSt. Louis: Douglas Eugene Vitali, 26, wanted for burglary and assault in...
Principal Faces Sodomy Charges He Molested Second-Graders at School in St. Louis, Authorities Say
Behind the locked door of the principal's office, at least four second-graders were shown magazines with explicit photos of adults having sex, St. Louis police said Thursday.Two 9-year-old boys were asked to perform oral sex on James Strughold, 53, the...
Pro Bowl Lineups
Teams for the NFL Pro Bowl, to be played Feb. 4 at Honolulu (x-starter, y-injured, z-injury replacement):National Football ConferenceOffenseWide Receivers - x-Jerry Rice, San Francisco; x-Herman Moore, Detroit; Michael Irvin, Dallas; Cris Carter, Minnesota.Tackles...
Pronger Steps Up Play, but Blues Manage Only 3-3 Tie with Flames
Chris Pronger's night of redemption ended just as the night for which he sought redemption - in a tie.The Blues tied the Calgary Flames 3-3 Thursday in a National Hockey League game at Kiel Center. Nine days earlier, they tied the Flames 1-1 in Calgary...
Provisions of Accord
HERE ARE some key provisions of the Bosnian peace accord that was signed Thursday in Paris:Refugees: The treaty guarantees the return of all people who had been forced from their homes by other ethnic groups.Sarajevo: The capital, Sarajevo, will be reunified...
Rams Add 2 More Players to `Raiders East' Roster
Maybe they're not the St. Louis Rams after all, but Raiders East.The Rams signed two former Raiders on Thursday - running back Tyrone Montgomery to the active roster, and defensive back Claudius Wright to the practice squad.That makes six current Rams...
Rams' Bruce Caught Short in Ballots for Pro Bowl Mates Sympathetic as Nfl's 2nd-Best Receiver Misses Boat to Hawaii
With two games to play, Isaac Bruce already has logged the eighth-best receiving season in National Football League history.Even in the Year of the Receiver in the National Football Conference, his 1,503 yards are second-best in the league.And the NFL's...
Reviews/recordings
"VELVET & BRASS"Mel Torme, with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass (Concord)"THE VERDICT"Johnny Adams (Rounder)You can't say enough about a vocalist who can inject personality into a pop standard without crowding the song.Mel Torme can pull this off, of...
Rough Treatment: Yard-Waste Recycler at Odds with City
Joe Donahue sits in a trailer office at Earth Cycle, his composting site on Treatment Lane in St. Peters.His facility lies between the city sewer plant and a foundry north of Interstate 70 between Mid-Rivers Mall Drive and the Spencer Road extension...
Safety First '96 `Car Book' Puts Most Stress on Crash Tests
Safety should count most when shopping for a new car, but buyers can save money, too, by comparing repair costs and warranties, says the author of a consumer guide to automobiles."Of all the products you're likely to buy, it's the automobile that's most...
Santa Calls Seniors Play Claus Couple for Youngsters Who Want Direct Line to the North Pole
Santa Claus coming to town isn't just an idle threat anymore - he and the Mrs. have gotten a local telephone number. Now St. Louisans can call the bearded one directly.OK, OK, maybe it's not the real Claus couple. After all, they're busy at the malls....
Schooling at Home Protects Kids
The best people I know home-school their children. As the birth of our third child approaches (in March), I look upon those friends with awe. And I wonder, is it more difficult than it used to be to raise children these days?Well, it certainly depends...
Second Defense Fund Established to Help Pay Chief's Legal Costs in Contempt Case
A second defense fund has been established to help St. Charles Police Chief David King pay his legal expenses after being found in contempt of court Dec. 6 by St. Charles County Circuit Judge Frank A. Conard.Leland White, a St. Charles business owner...
Senate Finance Panel Votes to Give Break to Workers over 65
Despite dire warnings about the long-term solvency of Social Security, the Senate Finance Committee voted Thursday to make benefits more generous for recipients who work past the age of 65.Currently, recipients lose $1 in benefits for every $3 they earn...
Senate Passes Bills on Housing, Epa; Vetoes Are Expected
The Senate passed two spending bills Thursday to fund housing, environmental protection and public land management programs and sent them to the White House. Both face likely vetoes.An $80.6 billion bill that includes money to run the Environmental Protection...
Skins Game Turner Sticks with Shuler All the Way
Like Joe Gibbs, Norv Turner was born in North Carolina but grew up in California.Like Gibbs, Turner once coached at the University of Southern California.They both learned the passing game from offensive guru Ernie Zampese.Like Gibbs, Turner has led...