St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 17, 1997

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Admiral's Questioner Draws Fire about Own Decorations
David Hackworth, a journalist who figured in last year's suicide of Adm. Jeremy Boorda by questioning whether Boorda had earned all his medals, found himself defending his own decorations Friday."I have never worn a decoration or any other kind of military...
`A' in Chemistry Made Vasser No. 1
Lonely at the top? Not so, says Jimmy Vasser.As the defending champion of the PPG CART World Series, Vasser has found that his time is not his own nearly as often as it used to be. And that's a challenge for this laid-back Southern Californian."I'm a...
Aldermen Look into Regional
Stephen Conway introduced a resolution calling for an inquiry to determine the city's options now that Regional Medical Center is reducing its care.The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is organizing public hearings to determine the city's obligation to provide...
At Look at Indy Cars, Technically Speaking
The 1997 Indy-cars of the PPG CART World Series tour are the most sophisticated open-wheel machines in North America and rival those of the Formula One circuit.They will reach lap speeds 234 mph on speedways such as Michigan International in qualifying....
Avalanche Rallies for 2-1 Victory
* Power outage hits McNicholls Arena, then Sakic provides spark.Game 1 of the National Hockey League's Western Conference finals had no fighting and no blood. No power, either.But Colorado fans did get to celebrate a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red...
Bake a Cake Chocolate or Onion
Q: "In 1975, I used to make a cake with chocolate chips. The recipe was on the back or side of a cake-mix box. I remember I used a 9-by-13-inch pan. I also think I dumped everything into this 9-by-13, mixed it and baked it all in the same pan."Jeannette...
Barnstorming Figure Skating Champions Tour for Show, Not Competition
The annual Tour of World Figure Skating Champions is the duckbilled platypus of sporting events.The Tour, as skating junkies call it, is a show rather than a competition. It straddles the boundaries between sports and entertainment, neither fish nor...
Benes Relishes Peace and Quiet in Dugout
Alan Benes said it was very peaceful in the Cardinals dugout Friday night as he inched closer to the no-hitter he didn't quite get. Even his chatterbox older brother, Andy, left him alone.It is baseball tradition for teammates to stay away from a no-hit...
Blues Talk to Former Caps GM Team Also Will Interview Berry, Micheletti for Job
Four days after the Washington Capitals fired him as general manager, David Poile has emerged as a candidate to succeed Ron Caron as GM of the Blues.Blues President Mark Sauer said Friday that Poile was one of three candidates he will interview in coming...
Brainy Question: Will I like Auto Racing?
Why is auto racing like a brain sandwich?Because you either love it or hate it; there's little room on the middle ground in the debate.With the Motorola 300 bringing the open-wheel Indy cars of Championship Auto Racing Teams to Gateway International...
Braves Get Lucky in 13th, Beat Cards with Infield Hit Atlanta Hitless vs. Benes for 8 2/3 Innings
Someday, Alan Benes will win another game. We just don't know how.Victim of 2-1 and 2-0 decisions in his previous two starts, the Cardinals' second-year righthander appeared to have the perfect antidote Friday night when he allowed nothing to the Atlanta...
Braves Get Lucky in 13th, Beat Cards with Infield Hit 'Birds Lose 1- 0 despite Alan Benes' near No-No
Someday, Alan Benes will win another game. We just don't know how.Victim of 2-1 and 2-0 decisions in his previous two starts, the Cardinals' second-year righthander appeared to have the perfect antidote Friday night when he allowed nothing to the Atlanta...
Carnahan Calls Gop Move `Deceitful'
A Republican maneuver that Gov. Mel Carnahan decried as "deceitful" helped kill legislation that would have expanded Missouri's Medicaid program and set up group insurance plans for children statewide.In the final hours before Friday's mandatory 6 p.m....
Clark Eyes 6-Figure Spill Fine State Proposed Payment of under $200,000 for '94 Incident
Missouri's Department of Natural Resources wants Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. to pay a fine of under $200,000 for a January 1994 gasoline spill into the Mississippi River.The proposal was noted in Clayton-based Clark's recent quarterly filing of financial...
Clemens Gets Seventh Win for Toronto
Roger Clemens improved to 7-0, outpitching Orel Hershiser and leading the Blue Jays past the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Friday night in Toronto.Clemens gave up one run and six hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked three as the Blue Jays won...
Closer Controversy a Brewin' Fetters, Jones Want End Result to Be the Same
Phil Garner knows he set himself up for some serious second-guessing.His surprising Milwaukee Brewers were just three outs shy of beating Randy Johnson and the mighty Seattle Mariners and stretching their winning streak to six games.But instead of sending...
Closing Unfinished Business of the '40S
Dear Ann Landers: Would you please print this letter to a certain sailor who served in World War II? I'm hoping he will see it and feel better about the way we parted. After all these years, it is still filed in my heart under "unfinished business."SOUTH...
Collectors Seek Fanciful Teapots by Hall China
TEAPOTS HAVE TEMPTED designers since the early 1700s. Pots shaped like fruit, vegetables or people, as well as pots with unusual spouts, lids or handles, were made in practically every country.In the 1920s, the Hall China Co. of East Liverpool, Ohio,...
College Curbs Cell Phones
The board of Metropolitan Community College in East St. Louis adopted the policies Friday. The college's president recently drew fire for personal use of her cellular phone.After finding that the president of Metropolitan Community College ran up more...
Cosby Offers to Bail out If Sitcom's Ratings Don't Rise
IF Les wants more, Bill Cosby will walk away quietly. No joke.If ratings for his new sitcom don't improve, Cosby says, he'll release CBS and Les Moonves, the Eye's entertainment division boss, from their unprecedented 44-episode, $44 million commitment....
Crew Next Cardinals Hope to Lure Kids Back to Baseball with Club of Their Own
OK, so the old geezers got their mechanical scoreboard devoid of animation, computerization, bells, whistles and gewgaws. They can gaze up there and recall the baseball games of their youth.Now it's the kids turn to start building memories of their own....
Dark Clouds with a Low-Fat Lining
ANY COMBINATION of fruits can be used with these airy meringues.The meringues bake on parchment paper, which is sold near the waxed paper in many supermarkets.COCOA MERINGUE SHELLS WITH GLAZED FRESH FRUITS 3 large egg whites, at room temperature 1/2...
Death of California Newspaper Heiress Is Ruled a Drowning
The Maricopa County medical examiner says Margaret Lesher's death was caused by drowning. She died in a remote lake where the newspaper heiress had gone camping with her new husband - a Texas cowboy, some 25 years her junior, who raises wolves and rides...
District Meets Feature New Rivalry at 2a Level
* Defending champion Lutheran North will contend with Berkeley this year.Two-time defending champ Lutheran North faces an uphill battle in its quest for a third successive Missouri Class 2A high school track title when it lines up at today's district...
Dow Drops, Investors Awaiting Fed Meeting
Stocks pulled back sharply Friday, chopping nearly 140 points off the Dow Jones industrial average, as worrisome news on the economy and technology sector forced investors to consider a less rosy outlook.The Dow, which on Thursday closed above 7,300...
Downtown Group Receives Mayoral Words of Support
* Organization's Head Says Harmon Gave Him Assurances That Some Buildings Can Be Razed.Missouri Political Correspondent The president of Downtown St. Louis Inc. said Friday that "Clarence Harmon is the best thing to happen to downtown in many years."Franklin...
Early Goals Carry Flyers Past Rangers
Garth Snow made 24 saves and John LeClair and Eric Lindros assisted on all three goals as the Flyers beat the New York Rangers 3-1 in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.Philadelphia coach Terry Murray, who played Ron Hextall instead...
Effort Started to Block Hornet Cuts Leaked Report Shows Up to 215 to Be Cut
Missouri's Sen. Christopher S. Bond and the top union at McDonnell Douglas Corp. launched a preemptive strike at a Friday news conference to stop the Pentagon from cutting 24 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from the defense budgets over the next five years.On...
Ex-Prime Minister Goes to Bat for the Birds `Our Feeling for the Natural World Is Numbed as We Increase the Level of Our Assaults upon It'
Geoffrey Palmer, who has become an advocate for preserving the Earth's resources, was the commencement speaker at Washington University.Geoffrey Palmer, former prime minister of New Zealand, played the mating sound of an endangered New Zealand bird at...
Extending the Olive Branch Irl Makes Changes to Lure Back Cart Teams
In an effort to make peace with Championship Auto Racing Teams and bring the top drivers and teams back to Indianapolis, the Indy Racing League announced some changes Friday. The controversial qualifying rules for the Indianapolis 500 that gave preference...
Exterminating Spiders
AH, SUMMER! As shorts and swimsuits come out of the closet, bare skin emerges into full view. Many people take a close look at their newly uncovered legs - and some don't like what they see."My legs looked like road maps, literally," Kathleen Behle,...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPS*I say we lose this Kasparov clown and put WHITEY HERZOG up against DEEP BLUE, right now.*Research shows RANDY JOHNSON's fastball is slightly slower than SHEILA LUMPE's gavel. *Pssst, hey buddy, spare some runs? *Now that she has swam from Cuba...
Falling Metrostars Foes Find It Easy to Take a Bite out of Big Apple's Team
If anyone wonders why Major League Soccer doesn't have a European-like relegation-promotion system, where the worst teams in the league get sent down to the second division and the top second-division team moves up to the first division, one look at...
Finding the Gene That Makes Us Tick Just a Matter of Time
* The scientists believe that this is one of several genes that is one of several genes that produce the proteins that keep the body running on schedule.Scientists are closing in on the gene that makes us tick.They have isolated a piece of DNA in higher...
Firing Squad Scouts Take Aim at Steve Colyer, Pitching Prospect from Fort Zumwalt South
The firing squad lined up more than 40 strong, and as guns were raised and aimed, Steve Colyer lost control of all defenses.Standing on the pitcher's mound at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds with a baseball in his left hand, open season on the Fort Zumwalt South...
Flyers Goalies Don't Care Who Starts against N.Y
We can only guess at Terry Murray's motives in making his starting goaltender's identity the focus of the five days of preparation leading up to Friday night's opening game of the Eastern Conference final series at the CoreStates Center.Murray, the Flyers'...
Flyers' Snow Blankets Rangers in Game 1
* New York forward Flatley suffers rib injury and will be sidelined indefinitely.Goalie Garth Snow waited for four days to find out if he would start the National Hockey League conference finals for the Philadelphia Flyers. Friday night, he kept the...
From Craft Shows to Powwows, Many Festivals Hit Area
* The weather is expected to be pleasant for the many fairs slated throughout the St. Louis region.Care for a Chinese folk dance? Or is an American Indian powwow or a high-wire act more up your alley?Today's forecast of mostly sunny skies is welcome...
Gingrich Changed Loan Arrangement for Paying Penalty
The House ethics committee was concerned that no payments on the loan from former Sen. bob Dole were due until 2005 House Speaker Newt Gingrich changed the arrangement for paying a $300,000 penalty after the House ethics committee indicated it would...
Godfrey Nursing Home Fined for Violations
The Illinois Department Of Public Health is accusing the convalescent center of failing to notify the residents' physicians of changes in their conditions.A Godfrey nursing home failed to notify the doctor of a 93-year-old resident that the woman's condition...
Governors Assail Law Forcing Minimum Wage for Welfare Workers
Governors in both parties are accusing the Clinton administration of making it harder for them to comply with last year's welfare law by requiring them to pay the federal minimum wage to aid recipients forced into public service jobs.Gov. Lawton Chiles...
Health News
WASHINGTONMail-Order Herbal Laxative Contains Poisons, FDA SaysAn herbal laxative sold under the trade name Chomper contains toxins that could stop your heart, the federal Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. Chomper is thought to behind the hospitalization...
Heat Pick Apart Knicks' Leftovers with 3 Players Suspended, NY Can't Keep Up with Miami
What remained of the New York Knicks wasn't enough to finish off the Miami Heat.Alonzo Mourning and Dan Majerle had their best games of the series and the Heat used a flurry of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to pull away from the suspension-weakened...
Here's the Cache: All Sorts of Critters
Frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards and a very special tree will highlight this Outdoor Adventure. Call it a day on the Cache with things that go plop in the swamp.Where: The 14,000-acre Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge on the Cache River in far...
Her Name Is Gandhi True to Her Heritage, She Rights Wrongs as a Cole County Prosecutor. but the Mahatma's Great-Great-Granddaughter Is Thoroughly American, with a Midwestern Accent
THIS DAY in court, at the prosecutor's table in Division One of the Cole County Circuit, sits a young woman with long dark hair.Strands of it keep straying, covering her left eye, somewhat in the manner of a young Lauren Bacall in "To Have and Have Not."But...
Hot Days Scream for Ice Cream
IF YOU'RE PLANNING a summer party, finish it off with homemade ice cream, gelato, sorbet or frozen yogurt - desserts that are remarkably simple to make.Gelato is Italian ice cream. It usually has less butterfat than American ice cream, so while it is...
House Backs Shifting 60 Jobs Programs into 3
More than 60 of the nation's job-training, education and dislocated-workers programs would be consolidated into three block grants under legislation the House passed Friday.Republicans in Congress said the restructuring would give states and communities...
House Committee Advances Balanced Budget Proposal
The House Budget Committee adopted the blueprint 31-7. Among those opposed was Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville.The House Budget Committee launched the budget accord between President Bill Clinton and congressional leaders on its trip through Congress...
How Does It Feel to Be One of the `Beautiful People'? Stunning
THEY'RE stunned, of course, to hear they're lookers. It's part of the game when you make People magazine's eighth annual list of "The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World." Who, me? The Hunchback of Notre Dame? C'mon, cysts are more attractive.Singer,...
`I Am Sorry,' Clinton Tells Test Victims
Of all the words President Bill Clinton uttered Friday about a government experiment that deliberately let black men weaken and die of treatable syphilis, only three were savored by the five old men who had come from Alabama to hear them."I am sorry,"...
Illinois Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:AlhambraMelba S. (Weber) Bloemker, 87, died Friday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday and funeral 10 a.m. Monday, both at Dauderman. Burial at Marine City Cemetery. Memorials to charity of donor's choice.BellevilleDorothy...
Imperious but Not Impeachable
Can an "arrogant, imperious" justice learn new tricks? Like humility, integrity, temperance and respect for the law, for instance? Justice James D. Heiple - formerly Chief Justice Heiple - has three years to prove he can.The House panel investigating...
Improving the Bloom on Bradford Pears
Q: My parents have a 6-year-old Bradford pear that hardly flowered at all last spring. This year it leafed out again without blooming.The tree is in their front lawn by the street, and they fertilize the lawn, so I know the tree is well-fed. What can...
In a Way, It's a Race within Race
* For the fifth consecutive time, Silver Charm and Free House will battle for victory in a major race.The Preakness can't be considered a two-horse race, yet in a way it is - Silver Charm vs. Free House.These two gray colts from California are scheduled...
Indy Lights Provide Training for Racing's Top Prospects
Area race fans not only will have a chance to see Indy cars' "major leagues" - the PPG CART World Series - next week at Gateway International Speedway, they'll also be able to glimpse the top players in the "minors."Those are the drivers competing in...
IRS Tracks Money Payments in Testimony at Griffin Trial
Prosecutors have alleged that Griffin got $95,500 in bribes from Cathryn Simmons in return for his help in getting contracts for her.Political consultant Cathryn Simmons paid $95,500 to Bob Griffin during a three-year period when Griffin was speaker...
Kansas City Puts Faces of Suspected `Johns' on TV
* The show is the city's attempt at publicly shaming clients to deter the use of prostitutes.Several men accused of soliciting prostitutes made a television debut Thursday on the city's government cable channel.The faces of the 44 men appeared for 20...
Lawmakers Agree to Chew 3 Cents out of Grocery Tax
But two controversial budget bills were still undecided: one on raises and another that involves family planning funds.Despite long and bitter debate that gobbled the hours leading to Friday's adjournment, Missouri lawmakers approved a $332 million tax-cutting...
Lawmakers Agree to Pare 3 Cents from Grocery Tax
* After adjournment, law makers were called back into session to deliberate $1.1 billion in budget bills, including one for family planning funds.Salvaging what threatened to be a dismal session, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill Friday that would...
Layer It Sheer
SHEER MADNESS is what some women call this spring fashion trend.It shows up as the "burnt gauze," "ravaged chiffon" and "metallic gazar" fabrics that fail to shield any aspect of a model's body at a Donna Karan runway show.Or it's the sheer, wool-muslin...
Let Collectibles Shine
I JUST LOVE things, and I never get tired of collecting.I don't limit myself to any one collectible, but I do find myself habitually picking up vintage children's books (so inspirational for my own work) and most anything to do with tea - not only tea...
Make a Sport Shirt for This Father's Day
Q: I have a new sewing machine. I want to surprise my husband on Father's Day with a casual short-sleeved sport shirt. Please help me with a pattern selection. Also, my 18-year-old son would love one of those new, banded sport shirts without the traditional...
Maria Isa Spared Death Sentence in Second Hearing
* She was convicted of helping her husband stab their 16-year- old daughter to death. He died in prison in February while awaiting execution.Maria Isa was spared from execution Friday after a rehearing on her punishment in the murder of her daughter...
Mariners Dodge Belle's Bat but Can't Avoid Snopek
* Two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning after intentional walk lifts the White Sox to victory over Seattle.This was not the first time a team pitched around Albert Belle to face Chris Snopek, and it certainly won't be the last.The Chicago White...
Mears: Early Retirement Was `Right Decision'
Some people might argue that Rick Mears retired prematurely. Mears wouldn't be one of them."It was the right decision," said Mears, a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. "It always has been. I've never had any second thoughts about it."Some 4 1/2...
Media Barons Provide Fodder for Hbo Movie
The film seems to mirror the personal and business rivalry between Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch.THE real-life, cutthroat world of media tycoons provided Larry Gelbart with more than enough fodder for his latest satire."Weapons of Mass Distraction,"...
Meg Ryan: Despite Appearances, Romantic She's Not
* The queen of the laugh and love genre (`When Harry Met Sally . . .') is one really practical woman.ISN'T she romantic?Not really. In fact, America's screen sweetheart is anything but. So don't send her a heartfelt card. "I'm not into cards," Meg Ryan...
Memories of Vietnam War, and Home
"FATHER, SOLDIER, SON"Memoir of a Platoon Leader in VietnamBy Nathaniel Tripp. Steerforth Press, 261 pages, $26. MARC CHAGALL'S dancing fiddlers and old folks from his vlllage in Russia came to mind while reading this amazing memoir of an infantry lieutenant's...
Missouri Bills That Passed, Failed
Here is a summary of what happened to some of the major bills considered during the 1997 session of the Legislature. Links to the full text of the bills can be found on POSTnet, the Post-Dispatch's on-line information service, at www.stlnet.com/postnetBILLS...
Missouri Briefs
ST. LOUISJet That Dropped Its Door Will Be Back In Air SoonThe Trans World Airlines jet that dropped its landing-gear door on a downtown street Thursday will be back in the air in two or three days, airline officials said. A TWA L-1011 aircraft lost...
Missouri Slips Past Baylor
Baylor outfielder Jeremy Dodson lost a pop fly in the sun Friday, allowing the winning run to score with two outs in the ninth as Missouri defeated the Bears 9-8 in the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City.The loss sends the Bears (32-23) home. Missouri...
Mobutu Slips out of Capital
* Zaire's president headed for his home territory; reports said his deputies were also fleeing for the neighboring Congo.With rebels closing in and his own generals abandoning him, President Mobutu Sese Seko handed power to the remains of his government...
Morning Briefing
Searle Begins Russian FactoryG.D. Searle & Co., the Monsanto Co. drug subsidiary, broke ground Friday on a pharmaceutical plant in Russia, the first such plant to be designed and built by an alliance of western and Russian companies.The plant is part...
Movie Minutes
AFTER more than a couple of years doing dopey cameos in dubious pictures ("Destiny Turns on the Radio," "Sleep With Me," "Girl 6") and dithering around with anthology concepts ("Four Rooms") and vampire road movies ("From Dusk Til Dawn"), the man who...
Music for the Masses Area Priest Creates Hymns for Churches
The popularity of John Foley's music makes him the "most performed" St. Louis composer since Scott Joplin. Some of his 100 hymns are sung nearly every morning across the world from Korea to South Africa, from Australia to Germany, from Ireland to Mexico,...
MVP Would Honor Malone, but Title Would Be Better
The tables get turned this weekend. The Mailman receives, rather than gives, a special delivery.Karl Malone is all but certain to beat out Michael Jordan for the National Basketball Association's Most Valuable Player award, an accomplishment that will...
Nation/world Briefs
NATIONOREGONDEATH PENALTY Oregon And Texas Execute Two Killers By Injection Friday saw two executions by injection. Harry Charles Moore, 56, was put to death at the state penitentiary in Salem, Ore. At Texas state prison at Huntsville, Clifton Eugene...
Neighbors Say `Mystery Man' Can Hear, Speak
* One businessman called Jose Gomez's behavior at the hospital a "stupid joke."A mystery man who brought his disabled mother to the hospital and hadn't spoken this week can hear and is able to speak - in English and Spanish, relatives and neighbors say.Jose...
New Guide Helps Make the Best of Your Figure
CAN ANYONE get enough reminders on how to dress to make the most of a figure?The catalog folks from Lands' End have come out with a little guide called Passport to a Great Fit, which again serves to remind us how to camouflage those thighs and mask that...
Not So New Gateway Is Actually 30 Years Old
It took 30 years, but the promise made by Wayne Meinert in 1967 finally has come to pass. Meinert was the first promoter of what was then known as St. Louis International Raceway.On April 23, 1967, the Post-Dispatch reported that a new "multimillion...
Patient Jones Tries to Work His Way Up from the Bottom
P.J. Jones recently was testing a new 1997 Reynard chassis powered by a new 1997 Toyota engine that has about the same chance to win a Championship Auto Racing Teams event this year as your average '77 Corolla.What's more, Jones knows it. He figures...
People
It's been a vale of tears for KATHIE LEE GIFFORD. First, she endured all that unpleasantness about sweatshop labor churning out her clothing line; now, she's the wounded wife in a sex scandal.The Globe, one of those supermarket tabs, says it will publish...
People & Events
TODAYSeminar: "HIV/AIDS Education and the Proper Christian Response," with Drummond Crenshaw, director of "Challenge," an AIDS ministry at Higher Heights Christian Church and a case manager for Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS; 10 a.m., Greater St....
People Here Delve into Mysticism
A conference focused on "centering" prayer, where people hoped to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit within their being.SUNDAY, MANY churchgoers will hear the story of the first Christian Pentecost from the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles....
Pianist Makes Old Request Worth Wait
ANDREW HILLThe Side Door, Thursday, May 15PIANIST Andrew Hill may take a long time to fill song requests, but as he proved at the Hot Locust Cantina's Side Door Club, he eventually gets around to them. It seems that an audience member had been in attendance...
Pit Stops
* The Winston, NASCAR's wild-and-wacky all-star race, will be run tonight at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. There will be a 20-car field battling for a first-place prize of $200,000.With no Winston Cup points at stake, drivers take a banzai approach....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: The body of Nathaniel Yancy, 33, was found Friday morning near a former restroom building in Tower Grove Park. St....
Pound Pals Help Pups and Staff
SUSAN DANNA is an animal-rights activist. And when she perceived a problem at the St. Louis city animal pound, she came up with an idea to help."After all, taxpayer money can only go so far," she said.Nearly two years ago, she and about a dozen volunteers...
PPG Cart World Series: The Drivers
(With car numbers)6 Michael AndrettiAGE: 34 (10/5/62) BORN/LIVES: Bethlehem, Pa./Nazareth, Pa. TEAM: Newman/Haas Racing. CHASSIS/ENGINE/TIRES: Swift/Ford-Cosworth/Goodyear. SPONSOR: Kmart/Texaco/Havoline. CART SEASON: 14th. CAREER WINS/STARTS: 36/199....
`Pretender' to Lead off Nbc's Lineup
New phenomena series will be sandwiched between "The Pretender" and "Profiler"HOLLYWOOD may be make-believe, but "The Pretender" apparently is for real.Already favored with the cachet of a two-hour season finale at 8 tonight on Channel 5, the series...
Prosecutors Say Boys Killed Their Parents, Showed Little Remorse
* Jeffrey Dinman pleaded guilty of the killings. He is testifying against his older brother, Robert.Robert and Jeffrey Dingman worked quickly to hide their parents' bodies and clean their blood-spattered home last year, prosecutors say. When they had...
Public and Members Support National Education Association
The NEA that columnist Mona Charen criticized May 5 is not the NEA that 2.3 million members know and support with their membership and dues. Rather, it is the NEA that opponents of public schools, like the conservative Alexis de Tocqueville Institution,...
Queasy Mizzou Drops Opener 3-1
Eight Missouri softball players, including starting pitcher Barb Wright, were hospitalized on Thursday in Iowa City with food poisoning.And while Mizzou coach Jay Miller said everyone was healthy Friday, the Tigers couldn't have been feeling all that...
Reds Switch Things Up, Break Losing Streak
The Cincinnati Reds pulled out the good-luck charms and made a coaching change Friday night, then pulled out of their latest slump with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.Reggie Sanders drove in three runs and Curtis Goodwin had a career-high...
Ron Herrin Touched Lives of Many
We were saddened by the sudden passing of Southern Illinois-Carbondale basketball assistant Ron Herrin, who died suddenly last Saturday at age 67 after suffering an aneurysm.A fine athlete at McKendree College, Herrin had 860 wins in 35 years at the...
Season Recap: 5 Races, 4 Winners
The Motorola 300 on May 24 at Gateway International Raceway will be stop No. 6 on the 17-race PPG CART World Series schedule. Here's a look back at the previous five events this season:Grand Prix Of MiamiIn the season opener March 2 in Homestead, Fla.,...
Selig Shows Some Spine Suspending Steinbrenner George Finds He Doesn't Have a Bud
When it was time to do the deed, baseball's sad man crisscrossed the hallway one last time, shoring up his constituency like some old-time political boss. Then, certain all his ducks were lined up, Bud Selig paused.He licked his lips, smoothed the lapels...
'Show Me' Gardens
Three years ago the Home Demonstration Gardens at the Missouri Botanical were mounds of dirt and trails of bulldozer tracks. This spring - for the second year - they are overflowing with blossoming trees and shrubs, beds of flowers and neat rows of vegetables.June...
Simpson Isn't Broke, Lawyer Says
* The lawyer, trying to get part of the civil judgment, said O.J. Simpson's accounts had been credited with $380,000.O.J. Simpson claims he is broke, but an attorney trying to collect a $33.5 million judgment against him said Friday that Simpson had...
Simpson Loosens Up at Hearing
O.J. Simpson gave more information about his income and how much he spends on household items Friday as attorneys trying to collect a $33.5 million judgment against him sought details on his finances."His responses are a little better today," said Peter...