St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 28, 1996

(1) of a Kind Wizard of Oz Flips His Switch on Unforgettable Era
You probably have forgotten this, but Ozzie Smith could have been a TV star if the San Diego Padres hadn't traded him to the Cardinals in the winter of 1982.Plans were for Oz to make $35,000 for one week's filming work in a role on the series "Fantasy...
Adm Settles Shareholder Suit Suit Related to U.S. Probe of Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme
Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a shareholders' class-action lawsuit related to its involvement in an alleged price-fixing scheme, a lawyer for the shareholders said Friday.Although it agreed to settle the suit, ADM...
Afghans Rejoice at Hanging of Najibullah Rebels Begin Setting Up Order in Sacked Kabul
Former President Najibullah's body dangled from a noose outside the palace, but shops re-opened and people walked the streets Friday as victorious Islamic forces moved to establish control over Kabul.Exhausted by years of rocket attacks and street battles,...
Alzheimer's Meets the Tie That Binds
THE FIRST THING Loren Richter noticed was that he couldn't remember how to tie his necktie.But being the sort of person who views problems as challenges, the 56-year-old minister took his neckties to the tailor and asked him to tie each one in a loose...
A Startling Start for Slu's Year
Only five weeks into what must seem like the season from hell, paranoid St. Louis University soccer fans might be wondering what will go wrong next.The Billikens are off - way off - to a 1-5-1 start, their worst since 1985 when they won only two of their...
A Tailored Suit without Much Fuss
Dear Eunice Farmer: I would love to make a suit but don't have the time or the expertise to make one that looks like it was purchased. I sew quite a lot and am fairly accomplished. Please suggest a jacket that I can do well.I have selected Butterick...
Big Big Drinks: When One Gulp Isn't Enough
WE'RE NOT merely talking large here. We're talking super, giant, maxi, jumbo. We're talking mucho and maybe even macho. We're talking Big Drinks.The 12-ounce glass? Ancient history. The 16-ouncer? Last year's model. In a country where big is often synonymous...
Blues Fans Want Results, Not Gimmicks
Effervescent, fresh-faced cheerleaders from the "Up With People" school of family entertainment tried to bring a half-filled Kiel Center to life Tuesday night.This was not the Barney World Tour or Muppet Babies On Ice. This was a Blues game!Trying to...
Briefs
ILLINOISGRANITE CITYGovernor Plans To Attend Dedication For Museum Gov. Jim Edgar is scheduled to speak at a ceremony on Wednesday dedicating the Old Six Mile Museum at Granite City as a new entry on the National Register of Historic Places. The ceremony...
Briefs
MISSOURIMETROLINKFunding OK'd For Extension To College Construction of the 26-mile MetroLink extension from East St. Louis to the new Mid-America Airport at Scott Air Force Base advanced a notch Friday. The Bi-State Development Commission agreed to sign...
Briefs
NATIONPENTAGONPlan For Reconnaissance Jet OK'd The Pentagon has approved full production of a ground reconnaissance airplane that will cost $6.1 billion over the next several years. Paul Kaminski, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, notified key lawmakers...
Cable Viewers Get Chance to See All Playoff Games
Last year, baseball fans were shut out of seeing many postseason games because of the decision by the major leagues to regionalize coverage for the first time.But next week, those who have cable television once again will be able to see all the games....
CBC Builds Big Early Lead, Rips Sikeston
Neither rain nor muck can keep CBC's Cadets from being one of the area's top high school football teams.Despite a sloppy, rain-soaked field at CBC on Friday night, the Cadets ran and threw with abandon in a 42-20 rout of Sikeston.CBC (4-0) is ranked...
Celebration of Sukkot Grows More Jewish Families in Area Are Observing Harvest Festival
THURSDAY NIGHT Joel Goldstein, a St. Louis University Law professor, hammered away in his St. Louis County backyard installing a wooden pavilion, a traditional Jewish booth. Weather permitting, for the next seven nights he, his wife Maxine and their...
Celebration the Class of '82 Honors Ozzie, Remembers Title
Several of Ozzie Smith's former teammates returned to Busch Stadium on Friday night to stir memories of some 1982 good times."Celebration," the theme song of that World Series-winning season, filled the air. And the Cardinals got their "Ozzie Smith Weekend"...
Clinton Has High Hopes for Winning Back Texas Campaign Focuses on Regaining Votes
President Bill Clinton campaigned across Texas on Friday, determined to become the first Democrat since Jimmy Carter to capture the state.In Houston, he officially welcomed astronaut Shannon Lucid back to earth, saying her six months in space aboard...
Co-CEO at Ralcorp Quits Pearce's Departure Leaves Micheletto CEO
Ralcorp Holdings Inc. is down to one chief executive - Joe R. Micheletto.Richard A. Pearce, whose title was co-chief executive and president, resigned Friday to pursue other interests. He also resigned from Ralcorp's board.Pearce's resignation was the...
Democrat Denies Political Attack on His Opponent
Republican Mario Garcia of Belleville accused his Democratic opponent for state representative Friday of fostering a whispering campaign attacking Garcia's claim of a doctoral degree in religious education, his ordination as a minister and his work as...
Democrats, with One Exception, Lead in Fund Raising Gop's Kenny Takes in More Than Incumbent Wilson
All but one statewide Democratic incumbent outpaced Republican challengers in recent fund raising in Missouri. Republican challenger Bill Kenney reveled in his slight edge in fund raising against Lt. Gov. Roger Wilson.Kenney, a freshman state senator...
Developer Accuses Costello of Corruption Congressman Denies Allegation That He Tried to Stop Project
The developer of a subdivision northeast of O'Fallon, Ill., said Friday that in 1985, U.S. Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Belleville, tried to shut down the project for political reasons.Costello, then St. Clair County Board Chairman, denies that. He said...
Do-It-Yourself Dryer Preserves Food Naturally
Q: I want to protect the environment and do things the natural way. With fruits and vegetables on sale now, I would like to dry them naturally without chemicals. How can I make a low-cost solar food dryer? - E.S.A: Drying fruits and vegetables in a solar...
Expos Beat Phillies, Creep Up on Padres
Henry Rodriguez' sixth-inning grand slam powered the Montreal Expos to a 5-2 victory in Philadelphia over the Phillies on Thursday night, boosting Montreal's wild-card hopes.Rodriguez, who had been stuck on 99 runs batted in since Sept. 17, homered off...
Farewell Card Ozzie Smith Says Goodbye as One of Game's Greatest
Ozzie Smith retires after this season with the satisfaction for which almost everyone yearns: Ozzie did his job so well for so long that he lifted his entire profession up a notch."Baseball was better because I played," Smith said.He said it with pride....
Finns Reject Union Bid to Save 2 Candy Plants Switzer Licorice Factory at Stake
The results of a union-financed study on ways to keep two area candy companies open have been rejected by the Finnish conglomerate that owns the factories, Teamsters officials say.One of the plants - in Centralia, Ill. - has already been closed. But...
For Shame: Term-Limits Movement's New Strategy Aims for Maximum Embarrassment
JUST WHEN THE term-limits movement seems to have run out of steam, its backers have developed a new strategy - shaming politicians into supporting the idea.If you cannot force elected officials to leave after a set period of time, the thinking goes,...
Gephardt Amends Report on Income from Beachfront Home
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, filed an amended report with the House Friday disclosing about $25,000 in rental income he got in 1992 but which he had not previously reported.The filing was related to the House Ethics...
Grand Jury Adds to Sex-Abuse Charges Indictment by St. Clair County Panel Means Alleged Victims Now Total 22
A St. Clair County grand jury added 18 child sex-abuse charges Friday to those already lodged against accused serial molester Danny R. Schwab, 29, of Belleville.The new indictments bring the total number of alleged victims to 22. All are male.State's...
Gulf War Syndrome
The tragic story of the illnesses collectively known as Gulf War syndrome continues to unfold, with the Pentagon reluctantly giving ground after each new disclosure. The latest one raises the possibility that the syndrome was caused by injections given...
Heart Sell Ads Stir Controversy over Advertising Drugs to Consumer
The headline is certainly eye-catching."It has killed more Americans than all our wars combined. Now, we fight back."Last week, in newspapers and magazines across the country including the Post-Dispatch, giant drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb launched...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability. Requests for china, crystal and silverware replacements aren't used because of the heavy volume of these items. Send your questions and answers, including...
High-Flying Funk Fires 65, Shares Lead
Fred Funk shot a 7-under-par 65 Friday and moved into a five-way tie for the lead at the halfway point of the rain-soaked Buick Challenge, another sparkling round in a six-week run filled with them."I've had only one bad round in six weeks," said Funk,...
House Approves Bill to Improve Security at Nation's Airports
The House of Representatives Friday approved a bill stepping up airport security and improving safety on attempts to set aviation records.The bill:Requires airlines to make background checks on employees who screen passengers, baggage and cargo and the...
Howell Adjusts, Beats St. Charles West
Under normal circumstances, the Vikings of Francis Howell High like to get the ball outside, where speedy Damon Williams can work his magic.But on a sloppy field Friday against visiting Gateway Athletic Conference rival St. Charles West, the Vikings...
`Hungry Teams' Ready to Feast Mizzou Tries to Beat Iowa State for Fourth Time in Succession
Today's GameWhat: Missouri at Iowa State.Where: Cyclone Stadium, Ames, Iowa. When:: 1 p.m. Tuning In: KFNS (590 AM) Records: Missouri 1-2 overall, 0-1 Big 12; Iowa State 1-2 overall, 0-0 Big 12. Coaches: Larry Smith, third year at Missouri, 7-18-1 (20th...
Hurt Phillips Won't Start vs. Arizona Brooks Gives Green Nod `for This Week'
So much for that Boyz II Men all-rookie starting backfield."For this week," Rams coach Rich Brooks said.With Tony Banks starting his first NFL game at quarterback, Brooks has opted for veteran Harold Green as his starting tailback Sunday against Arizona....
It's Best Never to Buy a Wild Animal as a Pet
Dear Dr. Fox: Last year, a breeder gave us a pygmy hedgehog because he was the runt of the litter.My teen-age daughter handles him, and he is affectionate toward her; he tolerates me, and he has become buddies with one of our two cats.A pet shop found...
Jennie Garth: Still Uneasy with Fame
FOR seven seasons, Jennie Garth has suffered terribly on the hit series "Beverly Hills, 90210."Before her recent AIDS scare, her character, Kelly, battled cocaine addiction, dealt with her own parents' drug abuse, spent months recuperating from burns...
Kelly's Transgression Too Small to Be Called Crime Authorities Overlooking $5 in Public Funds Spent Scheduling Campaign Event in Capitol
IT MAY appear illegal, improper or politically inept, but a state worker's arranging of Auditor Margaret Kelly's campaign appearances in the Capitol rotunda is not a crime.Neither state nor federal authorities are investigating the fact that a staff...
Klezmatics Mix Aura of Past with the Jewish Future
THE St. Louis Hillel Center got its 50th anniversary celebration off to a jubilant start with a concert Thursday night by a group at the cutting edge of the klezmer revival, the Klezmatics.Although rain moved the concert, scheduled for the Washington...
Laclede Cab Back on Profit Track
A revitalized Laclede Cab Co. is rolling away from the wreckage of Thomas Venezia's gambling and nightclub empire.Dave McNutt took over Laclede from Venezia and embattled Metro East lawyer Amiel Cueto in a $150,000 deal negotiated with the U.S. Marshal's...
Law Limits Garnished Wage Amount
Q: My wife has had judgments filed against her in two different cases involving debts that were hers alone; I wasn't involved in either case. My wife has a job, and I receive disability payments.Last week, one of the creditors filed a garnishment on...
Leadership Summit Is Just a First Step for the Future of Black Americans
ONE NEEDN'T LOOK HARD this year to realize that the concerns of African-American voters are barely being addressed by Bill Clinton, Bob Dole and Ross Perot.While GOP vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has made a few overtures to black voters, their...
Lee's 4 Tds Lift E. St. Louis by Collinsville
East St. Louis High running back Marcus Lee ruined Collinsville's homecoming party Friday night.Lee rushed for 235 yards and scored four touchdowns, leading the Flyers past the Kahoks 34-21 in a Southwestern Conference game at Collinsville.The Flyers,...
Libyan Gift Is `Family Business,' Chavis Says U.S. Has No Right to Block $1 Billion Donation, He Says
Benjamin Chavis kicked off the convention of the National African American Leadership Summit by declaring that he and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan "are going to get the $1 billion" from Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.Chavis, head of the summit...
Man Wants New Trial for Crash Prior Felon Status Tops Appeal Request
Michael J. Teer, sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for killing four people in a car crash two years ago in St. Charles County, wants a new trial.One of the appeal points is that prosecutors were wrong by waiting until Teer's trial had begun to...
Marfan Syndrome Suspected in Young Man's Death
Dear Dr. Donohue: I heard of an athlete dying at age 22. He was almost 7 feet tall and weighed more than 230 pounds. The cause was listed as irregular heartbeat. I wonder if the young man was ever checked for Marfan syndrome, which is characterized by...
Meltdown Chief Quits at Ben & Jerry's Homemade
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. Chief Executive Robert Holland will resign next month, less than two years after the company trumpeted his selection as its first professional top manager.The company said the former McKinsey & Co. consultant would resign...
Mideast Fighting Intensifies Israel, Arafat Seek Agreement to Defuse Violence in Area
Deadly Israeli-Palestinian fighting spread to one of Islam's holiest shrines and across the West Bank on Friday as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat appealed for calm.At U.S. urging, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Arafat on Friday reached...
Mideast Fighting Intensifies Israelis Send Gunships as Arafat Seeks Control
Israeli gunships roared in to rescue ambushed soldiers, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat struggled to control his angry people as Israeli-Palestinian fighting spread Friday to one of Islam's holiest shrines and across the West Bank.At U.S. urging,...
More Health Problems Plague Black Males, an Official Tells Group
Black men have more health problems, both physical and emotional, than whites and Asians because of their race and gender, a hospital official told a state task force Friday.Dorinda Harmon, clinics manager at Deaconess Hospital, was one of several experts...
Morning Briefing
Court Delays U.S. Rules On Phone CompetitionThe U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis has delayed new federal rules on the resale of telephone service by major utilities pending a hearing next week in Kansas City. GTE Corp. had sought a stay of the rules,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
In case you were among the few, the cowed who were compelled by circumstances to pass up the memorabilia auction Friday at the now obsolete, 68-year-old Bah-stun (pronounced Bos-ton) Garden, you should at least know what you missed. Among the items available...
Mr. Gingrich's Agony Continues
The House Ethics Committee has been investigating for some time whether Speaker Newt Gingrich violated House rules by using the resources of tax-exempt groups to promote partisan political causes. Although the committee's special counsel, James Cole,...
NCR Faces `Huge Hill' on Path to Recovery At&t to Shed Computer Maker in December
AT&T's difficulty in stemming huge losses at NCR Corp. underscores the challenges the specialized computer company will face when it goes solo again early next year.NCR has drained nearly $2.8 billion from AT&T Corp. in recent years as AT&T struggled...
New Letters Show Up in Fugitive Case Murder Suspect Spotted at Lawyer's, on Highway
A new batch of letters from murder suspect Kelly Lee McGinnis arrived in Greenville, Ill., Friday, just a day after McGinnis made an unsuccessful attempt to get into the offices of his former lawyer in Vandalia, Ill.Despite the new clues and another...
Numbers Add Up to Another Cards' Win
By the numbers, it was Ray Lankford 100, Ron Gant 80 and Dennis Eckersley 0.Lankford became the first Cardinal to score 100 runs since Vince Coleman in 1987 when he scored in the seventh inning of Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch...
Ohio State-N.D. Is Best of Good Lineup
No. 25 Northwestern (2-1) at Indiana (2-1)When: 11 a.m.Tuning In: ESPN. Favorite: Power Ratings say Indiana by 1. Coaches: Gary Barnett (20-27-1 in fifth year at Northwestern) and Bill Mallory (67-71-3 in 13th year). Series Record: Northwestern leads...
One Year Ago . . . a Story of Cancer
ONE YEAR AGO, I learned I had breast cancer.On the day of the biopsy, the surgeon stitched me up and then told me in the operating room that the lump was cancerous. He sounded very far away. My first thought was how awkward it was for me to have to hear...
On Top Again Tony's Status, Fame Reaffirmed with High Rating by Consumers
Now the eaters speak.Tony's Restaurant has been voted one of North America's "Top Tables" in a poll of Gourmet Magazine subscribers.It's the first poll in the 55-year history of the cooking and fine dining monthly. Until now, editors told readers where...
Ozzie Time 15 Years of Memories: From Winter of '82 to '96 Playoff Drive
Excerpts of Post-Dispatch stories documenting the top moments of Ozzie Smith's career.Whitey Makes A DealFeb. 11, 1982 It is done. The trade that brings shortstop Ozzie Smith to the Cardinals and sends shortstop Garry Templeton to San Diego was completed...
Palestinians Run out of Patience with Netanyahu
The gunbattles between Palestinian police and Israeli soldiers are a result of Palestinian frustration over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's slowdown in peacemaking.Now the armed combat - some of the worst fighting in the West Bank since Israel conquered...
Pan Am Flies Again after 5-Year Absence
The five-year absence of Pan American World Airways became a distant memory for Vic Almo when he joined 123 passengers on Flight 21 from New York to Miami - the airline's inaugural return to service."It was like a time warp. I always knew they would...
People
From the Department of Where Are They Now? The ever-elusive JOHN F. KENNEDY JR. and CAROLYN BESSETTE-KENNEDY were tracked down to Turkey where they spent the first few days of their honeymoon, according to a tabloid.The Globe tracked down the glamour...
People & Events
TODAYDinner Auction benefiting the parish nurse program at Deaconess Hospital; silent auction at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 and main auction at 7 at Memorial Hall, First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 West Lockwood Avenue. Tickets: $20.SUNDAY Evensong...
Pepsico and Whirlpool Hold Market Back
Stocks closed little changed Friday as PepsiCo Inc. and Whirlpool Corp. told investors that earnings in the current quarter will be lower than expected.Bad news about earnings aside, money managers also had to find room for 15 companies that went public...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Kendrick R. Jefferies, 27, of East St. Louis, early Friday. St. Clair County...
President May Veto Horse Bill
President Bill Clinton may veto a spending bill for national parks if Congress doesn't dump more than 40 provisions he doesn't like - including one that would keep Missouri's wild horses running free.The Wild Horses Protection Act, which was introduced...
Rebirth Dedication of Valmeyer Completes Relocation Cycle
VALMEYER MAY BE the only town in the country with a Knobloch Boulevard, and, according to federal officials, it is most certainly the only town in the United States to relocate entirely from the Flood of 1993.Both the boulevard and the rebirth will be...
Recount in Bosnia Rejected; U.S. Instigated Action, Sources Say
The organizers of Bosnia's election rejected on Friday a recommendation by their own judicial subcommittee for a recount in Bosnia's elections because of the possibility of massive fraud.Western sources said the rejection was orchestrated by U.S. officials...
Secrets Abound as Blues Draw Up Draft List
To hear Adam Creighton and Brian Noonan talk, their inclusion on the Blues' unprotected list for the waiver draft would seem to be a fait accompli."It's not hard to figure out," Creighton said, with a shrug after practice Friday."I'm hoping there's a...
Sluh Makes First Half Stand Up, Beats Aquinas-Mercy
Taylor Twellman gave an encore performance at Friday night's Bob Guelker Memorial soccer tournament at the newly named Anheuser-Busch Conference & Sports Centre, formerly St. Louis Soccer Park.Twellman netted both St. Louis University High goals in a...
Snack Attack! Trips to the Office Vending Machine Don't Have to Be Nutrition Nightmares
T'S 6 p.m. and the company cafeteria is closed. Just thinking about that makes you feel vaguely dissatisfied, sort of restless, maybe . . . hungry?That's it: hungry. Just a snack, you think, jingling the change in your pocket as you head toward the vending...
Soybean Labeling Sought Europeans Question Gene-Altered Crops
U.S. soybean farmers risk European consumers shunning their 1996 harvest unless the farmers separate and label genetically engineered beans from unmodified ones, European food retailers say.The warning from EuroCommerce, representing the retail and wholesale...
Sports Shorts
WU Will Try To Keep Winning Streak AliveUnbeaten Washington University (3-0) is starting a stretch of football games today that could go a long way in determining whether or not it has a chance of contending for an NCAA West Region playoff berth. Six...
Starting Forward Joyner-Kersee Looks Back at Olympics, Ahead to More
On her left foot, Jackie Joyner-Kersee still had on the Nike sneaker she wore into Neiman-Marcus.On the right foot, she wore a shoe by Italian designer Via Spiga ($155 for the pair).Black or brown? she mused. After a short strut, twisting her foot this...
Struggling Mcenroe Off-Key on Court
On Wednesday night John McEnroe was in New York playing lead guitar for a group called The Johnny Smyth Band. On Thursday he was in Kansas City losing both his sets to the St. Louis Aces in World TeamTennis. The guitar playing went better than the tennis...
Summit Unloads on Parkway S
Although he spent the better part of four quarters watching his offense flounder in the mud Friday night, Rockwood Summit coach Mike Bellers always felt the Falcons were one pass from regaining momentum against Parkway South.The breakthrough arrived...
Teaching a Lesson about Teen Pregnancy
Dear Ann Landers: I am 81 and have read your column for many years. I think you and the rest of the country are missing the point when you try to tell young girls not to get pregnant.They think it's cool.You should suggest that they spend one week living...
Testing Its Metal Professor Thinks Titanic's Steel Partly to Blame
A half-hour before midnight on April 14, 1912, the "unsinkable" luxury ocean liner Titanic struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic and began sinking. More than 1,500 of its 2,227 passengers died.Survivors said the impact filled the...
The Old Man and the Etrog a Jewish Tale
ONCE UPON A TIME, a mother lived with her two children in a little house on a hill in a Polish village. The woman's husband had died some years before. Since that time, she had placed all her love and faith in her children, Talia and Nadav.All was well...
The SF (Re)treat: This Time, Walsh Lends No Genius to 49ers
In San Francisco - where cultural tastes are refined, where wine-and-cheese spreads are required, where dumb outsiders are reviled, where life on the streets is revered - a simple question must be recited:What's Bill Walsh doing, working on special teams?This...
Turner-Murdoch Rivalry Escalates
They don't call him "Captain Outrageous" for nothing.Media baron Ted Turner lashed out at fellow mogul Rupert Murdoch - reportedly comparing him to Adolf Hitler - after a luncheon celebrating Time Warner's purchase of Turner Broadcasting System.The outburst...
TV Q&a
Q. I'm a fan of "Cheers" and I am hoping you can answer my questions. Is there any other show Ted Danson appeared on after "Cheers"? What was the name and who was the author of the "Cheers" song?A. After "Cheers" ended in 1993, Danson concentrated on...
Two Killed, One Injured in Shooting
Two men were killed and another man was wounded in what was believed to be a drug-related shooting Friday afternoon in the 4500 block of Evans Avenue in midtown St. Louis.The wounded man, 25, was reported to be in critical condition late Friday in an...
Whitewater Lingers
Whitewater, shorthand for various financial and land transactions in Arkansas in the 1980s, has never reached a level that threatened to bring down President Bill Clinton, but it has never gone away, either. Republicans are trying hard to make Whitewater...
Wounded Girl May Not Regain Full Vision
An eighth-grade girl struck by a stray bullet Thursday while sitting in a school bus probably won't regain full vision in her right eye.A store clerk shot on the sidewalk nearby remained in critical condition, Friday. His vital signs were unstable.The...