St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 21, 1993

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14 Teams Still Shooting for NFL Playoffs
With two weeks left in the regular season, 14 teams are in contention for 10 remaining playoff berths in the National Football League. The suspense is building in the NFC East, AFC East and AFC West.But in the case of the NFC Central, why bother?Green...
2 Bills Set on Massage Parlor Rules Officials Want to Keep Town Clean, Gambling on Riverfront
Officials in St. Charles are moving quickly to curb massage parlors.Council members Thomas Brown, 4th Ward, and Rose Kasper, 5th Ward, will introduce two bills this week for that purpose.Kasper said, "I brought up the idea of looking into the idea of...
2nd Town Seeks Help to Move Flooded Rhineland, Mo., Imitates Illinois Neighbor
The Missouri village of Rhineland is challenging Valmeyer, Ill., to be the first flooded town to get enough federal aid to relocate most of its residents to higher ground.Larry Zensinger, who heads the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood-relocation...
A Dollar Helps
Reports that funding for a low-income energy assistance program might be cut is one good reason the area should continue supporting the Dollar-Help program. It assists many area residents having difficulty paying their winter heating bills.Mayor Freeman...
Alphabet Soup: NBC Hangs on to Nfl's Afc on Tv; CBS Gets 0
The NFL on CBS is over, and football Sundays won't look the same on the old TV set next year.The National Football League on Monday completed its television package for the next four years, awarding the American Football Conference to NBC despite receiving...
Attention, Shoppers: Doors Are about to Close for Holiday
For people who say they're "almost done" with shopping, and for those honest enough to admit how behind they are, here is a Christmas story fraught with warning and foreboding.The bottom line - it's sooner than you think. Yes, you.Christmas may not arrive...
Aviation Science Stirs Big Interest in Pupils
Students drop by Room 224 at Clayton High School to swap stories about G-forces, vectors and altimeters.That's aviator talk for gravity, direction and measurement of height.Students have been talking like that ever since Robert Mullgardt began teaching...
Benchmarks for Mu, Illini for `Little Rocky,' a Starring Role Is No Chip Shot
For about 24 hours, Roy Walther IV went by "Rocky" - after his father, Roy III, a k a Rocky.That was as long as it took for Roy IV's mother to recognize the awkwardness of contending with two Rockys."After about one day of `Little Rocky' and `Big Rocky'...
Berger on Berger on Gossip
ASKED to write about gossip, I decided to do a Q&A with yours truly on the subject, which some read with outward shock and others enjoy with an underlying malicious delight.Who was the earliest gossip columnist on the St. Louis scene?The first St. Louis...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS DEVELOPMENT Hotel Project In Bridgeton Revived</P><P>Suites St. Louis, a hotel firm, has purchased an unfinished hotel building in Bridgeton, Mayor Conrad Bowers announced.</P><P>The building is on Lone Eagle Drive...
Briefs
ARGENTINA 17 Youths Die In Disco Fire; Exits Locked</P><P>Seventeen teen-agers burned to death, trapped behind padlocked emergency exits, when fire swept through a crowded Argentine discotheque early Monday, police said.</P><P>At...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS KDHX Radio Names Program Director</P><P>Jean Ponzi, a radio volunteer active in environmental issues, has been named program director of KDHX-FM (88.1).</P><P>Ponzi has two programs on the community-based...
Briefs
ILLINOIS WASHINGTON Moseley-Braun Appoints EPA Official As Top Aide</P><P>Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., appointed a new chief of staff Monday who has deep experience in government and service organizations in Washington and Illinois.</P><P>The...
Budget Cuts Likely in '95 in U.S. Programs for Poor
Programs that benefit low-income families and children are likely to be stalled or cut in 1995 because of tight new federal spending limits, according to congressional aides and advocates for the poor.Lawmakers, congressional aides who work for committees...
Bulldogs Short in Tri-Meet Country Day, Oakville Down Zumwalt South
When the Fort Zumwalt South swimming team came up short in a tri-meet Tuesday, coach Mike O'Brien decided it was time for one of his "Gipper" speeches.</P><P>"I knew we were capable of more and the kids knew it, too," O'Brien said. "But...
Cable Plan to Drop C-Span Cuts Teacher Computer Option
A new computer information service will allow teachers to learn what's on television and how to use it in the classroom.But some officials of the Francis Howell School District are concerned that one of the most useful channels will not be there when...
Central Hardware Stores in St. Louis Sold
The owners of the Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers chain in suburban Chicago have agreed to pay $79 million to buy bankrupt Central Hardware Co.'s stores in St. Louis and Memphis, Tenn.If approved, the deal would give the Handy Andy group a second...
Chamber Chorus Offers Touch of Holiday in France
A TRADITION recently established by the St. Louis Chamber Chorus calls for Christmas to be celebrated through the music of a particular nation. The source of yuletide fare for the first of these holiday programs was England, the native land of SLCC director...
Changing Channels Cbs' Nfc Games Bagged by Guys in the Foxhole
Now that CBS has been outFoxed for NFC football, can we expect Bart Simpson and Al Bundy in the broadcast booth?Will the National Football League move its offices to 21 Jump Street in beautiful Beverly Hills (90210)? Will the games be televised In Living...
Christian Party's Base Bombed in Lebanon 2 Killed, 130 Injured in Return of Violence
A bomb exploded at the headquarters of Lebanon's largest Christian political party during a leadership meeting Monday. Officials said two people were killed and 130 wounded.No one took responsibility for the blast at the offices of the Phalange Party....
Cities Get Money for Police Clinton Makes a 'Down Payment' to Fight Crime
Keeping a high profile in the war on crime, President Bill Clinton awarded $50 million in grants Monday to put more police on the streets in 74 communities. He also had a "father-to-father" talk with the father of Polly Klaas, a young murder victim.All...
Cities Get Money for Police St. Louis Seeks $2 Million in 2nd Round of Grants
Keeping a high profile in the war on crime, President Bill Clinton awarded $50 million in grants Monday to put more police on the streets in 74 communities. He also had a "father-to-father" talk with the father of Polly Klaas, a young murder victim.All...
Cities Renew Effort to Buy Water Company
Officials in St. Peters, St. Charles and O'Fallon are not giving up in their attempt to purchase the Missouri Cities Water Co., even though the water company has been sold to a company in New Jersey.St. Peters City Administrator Robert R. Irvin says...
Citing Costs, Slu Hikes Tuition 8 Pct. to $11,690
Tuition for undergraduates at St. Louis University will rise 8 percent next school year to $11,690, school officials say.That's a smaller increase than last year, although still above the rate of inflation, which is 2.8 percent.When smaller increases...
City Gains $15 Million in Settlement Payment to End Warmann Suit
St. Louis will be paid $15 million to settle a suit filed by aldermen opposed to giving a riverfront gambling lease to Floyd Warmann.That payment is in addition to any payments the casino will have to make to the city for public works improvements and...
Clintons' Personal Papers Taken from Aide's Office
The White House said Monday that tax returns and records of business deals involving President Bill Clinton and his wife were intentionally removed from the office of deputy counsel Vincent W. Foster Jr. following his suicide July 20.Mark Gearan, the...
Contractors Misled, Striking Truckers Say Firm Accused of Telling Clientele Dispute Over
Truck drivers on strike against Kurtz Lafarge in St. Charles are frustrated that their plight has been ignored by so many contractors and other concrete customers.Although the drivers have been on the picket line since the middle of July, says Teamster...
Cowboys Hand Tulsa First Defeat
Randy Rutherford hit two 3-pointers to give No. 22 Oklahoma State a cushion, and then he got big rebounds down the stretch to preserve a 73-61 victory over Tulsa on Monday night.Fred Burley led the Cowboys (7-2) with 20 points. Rutherford added 19 and...
Dealing with Memory Problems
LONG PAST the time most people would suspect, Alzheimer's patients and others with memory problems can tell portions of their life stories.That's the belief of Sylvia Nissenboim, director of the Jewish Community Centers Association's Adult Day Care Program....
Developing Nations Beat U.S. in Child Care, UNICEF Says
The director of the U.N. Children's Fund says developing countries now are more aggressive about caring for their children than countries such as the United States.James Grant of UNICEF notes that children in Washington had one of the lowest immunization...
Domino's Pizza Reviews Delivery Policy
Stunned by a huge injury ruling, Domino's Pizza Inc. is reviewing its 30-minute delivery guarantee.On Friday a St. Louis Circuit Court jury hit the company with a punitive damage award of $78 million in favor of a woman hurt when her car was hit by a...
Doris Randolph, 49; Ex-Principal, Education Leader
Doris Wallace Randolph, former University City High School principal, died Sunday (Dec. 19, 1993) at Barnes Hospital after a short illness. She was 49 and lived in Lake Saint Louis.Ms. Randolph, a native of Paris, Texas, and a longtime St. Louis resident,...
Down a Creek. Two Britons See America by Canoe
If you happen to spot two ruddy-faced young men in red-and-white Santa caps paddling a canoe down the middle of the Mississippi River, don't be surprised.It's just Neil Armstrong (honest) and Chris Maguire, two 26-year-olds from England who wanted to...
Dreaming of a Brown Christmas?
Winter officially blows in today, bringing with it the coldest temperature since last winter - but don't expect it to bring enough snow for a white Christmas."Looks like it's going to be a brown Christmas in St. Louis," said Mark Bogner, a meteorologist...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: My doctor diagnosed my chest pains as Barrett's esophagus. If you've discussed that, I missed it. And I do read you every day. In any event, I'd like to know more about it, including how it starts and what can be done for it. It seems...
Ducks' Tale in Chicago Has an Unhappy Ending
For the second time in five days, in one of the National Hockey League's toughest venues, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks took one of the league's better teams into the third period with a scoreless tie Sunday night.Unlike in Toronto, however, this Duck Tale...
Eagles Beat Up on George, Top Colts
The Philadelphia defense took the heat off quarterback Bubby Brister and kept it on the woeful Indianapolis Colts.The Eagles sacked Jeff George four times and forced three fumbles, two of which set up a field goal and a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brister...
Egyptian Government, Militants Wage War in Southern Province
The target of the Muslim extremist attack was a police colonel. But nine others also were killed when gunmen fired on his car with submachine guns from a commandeered taxi.The cabdriver died with the three attackers. Five other police officers were killed,...
E. St. Louis Gets 1994 Budget City, Oversight Agency Patch Up Differences
East St. Louis city officials and a state oversight agency have reached agreement on next year's city budget, just a few weeks after both sides were considering suing each other.Spokesmen for the city and the state group, the East St. Louis Financial...
Fair Decision on Phone Rates
The state Public Service Commission has ordered a considerable cut in local telephone rates while offering Southwestern Bell incentives to build the fiber optic network the company says it wants to install for its phone system in Missouri. The PSC's...
Federal Job Training: `Money Down the Rat Hole'
The Wall Street Journal carried a front-page article the other day about the federal government's job-training octopus that is enough to make one weep. Actually, octopus is probably the wrong word, since octopi have only eight legs, whereas federal job-training...
Feeling Inadequate about Christmas
Christmas has long been the festival for the competent here on Earth. Recently, our pitiless government put on a demonstration of how it's the same in the stratosphere. The crew of the space shuttle sent up to fit the Hubble telescope with a new pair...
`Forces of Light' Are Winning at Last, Economic Observer Says
"The forces of darkness have given way to the forces of light." As year-end economic forecasts go, that's hard to beat.It's the view of Allen Sinai, chief economist for Lehman Brothers, who believes the sick economy finally is ambulatory. "The pluses...
For Posterity the Holidays Are a Perfect Time for Getting a Family History on Tape
ANNIE Markham-Mabrey died four years ago. But her spit, her vinegar and her natural oratory spewed out of a tape recorder last week - a recorder playing her family's oral history.Somehow, as she told about her husband's relatives, Markham-Mabrey wandered...
Funds' Success Is All in the Family
With only two weeks left in 1993, Fidelity Investments is clearly the top mutual fund family of the year."They've had a heck of a year," said Don Phillips, publisher of Morningstar, the mutual fund rating service. "Their equity funds have really been...
Gadget Ghosts of Christmas Past
REMEMBER the Epilady?During the 1989 Christmas season, it was THE gadget gift idea: a cordless, $50 appliance designed to de-hair legs more efficiently than shaving. With a big marketing push, and a great deal of wishful thinking on the part of consumers,...
Hot Shots 3 Goals Leave Hull Aglow in Win
It was like old times for Brett Hull in Edmonton.He simply terrorized the Oilers, scoring a hat trick and just missing two more goals as the Blues pounded out a 4-1 victory Sunday night.Those were his 19th, 20th and 21st goals this season. He has 20...
Housing Starts Showing Best Year since '86 Developers Began Work on 185 Homes in November, Bringing Year's Total to 2,389, Highest in Five Years
A busy November puts developers on track to build more houses in St. Charles County than in any year since 1986.The Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis reports that developers began work on 185 houses in November in St. Charles County to bring...
Illinois Overcomes Sloppy Play to Win Pesky Jackson State Falls 79-63
Jackson State threw out the bait, and the University of Illinois basketball team took a bite and ran with it.Fortunately for the Illini, the Tigers couldn't reel in a victory. Unfortunately for the Illini, coach Lou Henson has only one day to prepare...
Inman Failed to Pay Taxes for Maid
Bobby Inman, nominated to be the secretary of defense, had failed to pay a part-time housekeeper's Social Security taxes since 1986, the White House said Monday. Inman made a back payment of about $6,000 on Monday, officials said.The White House said...
In the Beginning
WHAT IS the best medium for preserving personal history - audiotape, videotape or written memoir? The one your family finds most comfortable.Whatever tool you choose, personal historians agree the following techniques will help you capture memories....
Ira Bomb Answers British Rejection
An Irish Republican Army bomb exploded in Belfast on Monday night, hours after Britain rejected a demand for the release of IRA prisoners as a condition for peace.A police statement said that a soldier and a male civilian were slightly hurt in the blast...
Islamic Deportees Released
A group of Islamic activists returned to their homes Monday after a year in exile and vowed to oppose the Israel-PLO autonomy accord.Of the final 197 deportees allowed back into Israel last week, 132 were released from jail overnight, Israeli and Arab...
K-9 Is Rx for Young Cancer Patients Humane Society, Children's Hospital Are among Sponsors
Kandis Smith, 6, has a new puppy doctor's orders.Kandis, who lost an arm last year to cancer, is the first child to participate in Pets by Prescription, a program that provides pets to children undergoing cancer treatment.Princess Polly - that's the...
Luck of the Draw Paints a Tough Picture for U.S
Any suspicion that the World Cup draw is fixed disappeared Sunday, as the random grouping of soccer's top 24 teams gave the United States a formidable path to the world championship next summer.But U.S. officials, like other teams that drew difficult...
Management Guru W. Edwards Deming Dies at 93
W. Edwards Deming, an American with a mission to make industry more efficient, found a home for his pioneering theories. It just wasn't his own.Mr. Deming died Monday (Dec. 20, 1993). He was 93. A grandson, Kevin Cahill, said Mr. Deming had died in his...
Mississippi Grapples with School Prayer Students Rally for Suspended Principal
THE PRAYER read over the intercom at Wingfield High School just before Thanksgiving was short and simple. But for many parents, students and teachers in Jackson, it was the beginning of an open revolt against federal prohibitions on school prayer.Thousands...
Missouri Women Bid to Go 4-0 vs. Illinois
Their rivalry has been short-lived.The series between the Missouri and Illinois women's basketball teams goes back only three seasons. The fourth matchup is set for 7 tonight at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo.But the rivalry isn't short on intensity.Illinois...
More Chances for Cbs' `Second Chances'
IT'S SAFE to get hooked on "Second Chances." CBS has ordered 13 more episodes of the captivating new Thursday night soap, which stars Connie Selleca, Megan Follows ("Anne of Green Gables") and Matt Salinger (son of legendary author J.D. Salinger).The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Taking No Prisoners: PAUL WESTHEAD's old Loyola Marymount teams have nothing on Southern (La.) University.The Jaguars led the nation in scoring in the 1990-91 and 1992-93 seasons. And they have lit up the scoreboard in their first three games this season.Southern...
Murders Approach Record Homicide Rate Tops Old Peak, Set in 1991
St. Louis most likely will look back on 1993 as the deadliest year in its history.At 3 a.m. Monday, detectives opened a file on the 261st homicide victim - just five shy of the record set in 1970.Even if the numbers do not increase for the rest of the...
Nhl to Hold Its Entry Draft in St. Louis in 1996
Perhaps it's a coincidence. Perhaps not.On Monday, the National Hockey League awarded the Blues the league's annual entry draft in 1996, which also happens to be the first year the Blues will have a No. 1 pick since 1989.Did the Blues plan it that way?"No,...
No More Paradise in Sweden
It was only a few years ago that Sweden was regularly held out as a model society - a near-perfect combination of economic success and social justice. You don't hear these comparisons much anymore, because the Swedish model is slowly coming apart. Sweden's...
Obituaries
Crystal Amber Butler</P><P>Crystal Amber Butler, newborn daughter of Michael D. and Amber Butler of Troy, died at birth Friday (Dec. 17, 1993) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.</P><P>The graveside service will...
Obituaries
Estelle Carpenter</P><P>Estelle Isabell Carpenter, 98, of Wentzville, died Saturday (Dec. 18, 1993) of natural causes at Doctors Hospital-Wentzville.</P><P>She was a retired dressmaker.</P><P>The funeral was Monday...
Pan Am Bombing Still Reverberates after Five Years Relatives of Victims Are Bitter toward U.S
FIVE YEARS AGO today, 270 men, women and children aboard Pan Am Flight 103 died in the cold night air over Lockerbie, Scotland, as their Boeing 747 was ripped apart by a terrorist's bomb. But for the relatives of the dead, the anniversary marks more...
Patch Program to Patrol Bus Stops, Streets Is Studied
Fort Zumwalt School District officials are studying the use of Operation Umbrella PATCH, a program in which volunteers patrol bus stops and monitor streets when children are on their way to and from school."It's a valuable program worth trying to implement,"...
Patience Urged on Parking Officials See End to Jam
St. Charles County officials are asking people to be patient about the parking problems around the county government buildings in St. Charles. The officials say they are trying to find more space and that the crunch should be alleviated by this summer."Wait...
Pippen Sparks Bulls to 6th Victory in Row
Scottie Pippen scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-97 Monday night. The Bulls have won six games in a row and 10 of their last 11.Seven Chicago players scored in double figures as the...
Plo, Israeli Negotiators Will Try Again in Paris
PLO and Israeli officials are scheduled to meet today in Paris for the second round of talks this week on getting the delayed Palestinian autonomy accord back on track.Israeli officials said Monday that weekend talks in Norway produced some progress...
Police, Schools Take Aim at Gangs Resistance Training Planned in Program for 8th-Graders
The O'Fallon Police Department and the Fort Zumwalt School District are joining in what representatives of both call an arrangement to stop gang activity before it starts.Detective Dave Buehrle will begin teaching eighth-graders at both junior high schools...
Put It on the P.A
Four students at Duchesne High School are tooting their horns or reed instruments after successfully auditioning for the Saint Louis Metro District Honors Band. Those accepted are juniors Mike Witt as trombonist and Keri McCarthy as clarinetist, seniors...
Quarter Helps Defense Firm Show Profit for the Year
Engineered Support Systems Inc. said Monday that a strong fourth quarter propelled it to a $520,000 profit for fiscal 1993, compared with a $239,000 loss a year earlier.Engineered Support had a profit of $965,000, or 27 cents a share, in the fourth quarter,...
Recognize the People's Pain, Christopher Urges Russia
SECRETARY OF STATE Warren M. Christopher urged Russia's reform leaders Monday to recognize that their changes are hurting the Russian people economically.Christopher said in New York that the strong protest vote in Dec. 12 parliamentary elections "could...
`Roth Chant' a Battle Cry for Illinois
The first time University of Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson heard the "Roth Chant" - Roth! Roth! Roth! - he was perplexed."I just started laughing," Steve Roth said. "I'm sure my face was red as can be."Roth, a 6-foot-10 junior from Belleville...
Rumors Shadow Clinton White House Confirms Effort to Track Stories
As rumors about his personal life gathered steam in recent months, President Bill Clinton telephoned members of his old Arkansas security detail to "find out what was going on," the White House said Monday.While confirming the conversations, White House...
Serbian Vote Bolsters Milosevic but Opposition Claims Fraud, Says Socialists Do Not Have Majority
Serbia's ruling Socialist Party said Monday that it was heading for victory in parliamentary elections that appeared to have strengthened President Slobodan Milosevic's grip on power.With the opposition talking of potential vote-rigging, Ivica Dacic,...
Simms, Giants Top Saints to Stay Ahead of Dallas
The New York Giants are finishing the season the way the New Orleans Saints started it.Phil Simms threw two touchdown passes and Dave Meggett clinched the game with a fourth-quarter, 75-yard punt return as the Giants beat the Saints 24-14 Monday night,...
Slu's Early Gift: 8-0 Record Billikens Hold off Samford 70-68
St. Louis University's basketball coach and players had heard the jokes about their Monday night opponent. That was Samford, not Stanford or Sanford-Brown.Whether Billikens fans will believe it or not, SLU regards its 70-68 triumph with heavy doses of...
Spirited Drive on for Food, Clothing, Toys Students Working to Help the Needy
School spirit has combined with Christmas spirit at high schools, with students raising money and collecting clothing, food and toys for families and children for whom Christmas may otherwise be just another day.In recent weeks, halls and homerooms of...
Sports Shorts
Fernando Valenzuela and Bo Jackson were among 12 free agents to reject salary arbitration and now have until Jan. 8 to re-sign with their old teams.Seventeen free agents were offered salary arbitration by their former clubs Dec. 7 and had until midnight...
Spotlight
Laura Clinkingbeard, 17, Junior, Francis Howell NorthLaura Clinkingbeard spends much of her time at school in working on the yearbook and has a rare honor to show for her effort."I'm the first junior in school history to be editor-in-chief," she said.When...
St. Joseph Is Cited for Cancer Care
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year approval to the cancer program at St. Joseph Health Center to be designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center.St. Joseph becomes the first hospital in St. Charles,...
Stop the Politics in Judicial Picks, Panel Asserts Report Urges Use of Nominating Commissions
A panel appointed to study Illinois' court system recommended Monday that the state form nominating commissions to fill judicial vacancies.It also recommended creation of the position of inspector general to guard against corruption.The Illinois Supreme...
`Stranger' Key to Safety, Children Told: `Yell Long, Loud' Tips Shared with 400 at School Forum in Wake of Abductions, Killings
"Stranger!" shouted more than 150 children on a recent night under the direction of a St. Peters police officer who taught them how to respond when someone they don't know approaches them.Officer David Kuppler shared safety tips with about 400 parents...
Subdivision Street Repair Debated Meeting with Engineering Staff Urged to Upgrade Road Building
Some O'Fallon aldermen do not want the city to pay for repairs to streets in the newer subdivisions.Alderman Rose Mack, 3rd Ward, has called for a meeting with O'Fallon's engineering staff to discuss how the city can ensure longer-lasting streets."These...
Support Groups
TodayThe Arthritis Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Health Center, Third Street and First Capital Drive, St. Charles.Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West Elm Street,...
Suspect Combing Travel Records Man Questioned in Girls' Murders Tries to Document Whereabouts
Texan Gary Stufflebean and his attorney, Charles Shaw, are trying to piece together personal and business records to exclude Stufflebean as a suspect in the murders of Angie Marie Housman and Cassidy Senter."We are trying to convince police that Gary...
Telling It All: A New Breed of Gossip Columnists More of These Reporters Are Taking Their Gloves Off
NOT very long ago, Eugenia Sheppard and Cholly Knickerbocker set the standard for New York gossip. They spun out frothy, amusing columns - packed with exclamation points and dashes - about that madcap heiress Doris Duke and her debutante doppelganger,...
Tewksbury Coming Back
It's official. Bob Tewksbury will be back.The Cardinals offered contracts to players on their 40-man roster Monday, including Tewksbury and seven other players eligible for arbitration.The arbitration-eligible list comprises Todd Zeile, Bernard Gilkey,...
The Hate-Filled Kool-Aid Acid Test
The great Kool-Aid caper is as puzzling as it is sick. With each side telling a different tale, no one can be sure whether Deanna Walden initiated the incident, in which blacks were sprayed with a fire extinguisher filled with red Kool-Aid, or whether...
The Hospital vs. Mother Doe
The situation is a nightmare. "Mother Doe," as she is known in court records, is in the late stages of pregnancy. Concerned about a limited oxygen supply to the fetus, her doctors have urged her to have a Caesarean. Without it, they say, the baby could...
The IRS Even Gets Part of Booty? You Bet
Dear Ann Landers: I read my newspaper daily, and when a crime involving stolen money is reported, I often notice the following line: "The alleged perpetrator may have to pay taxes on the stolen money if convicted."This boggles my mind. Does Uncle Sam...
These Women Do Believe - in Sanity Clause
ALL OVER AMERICA I hear the sound of women snapping. It is a sound that might be mistaken for a glass Christmas ball being crushed underfoot (oops!), or molars mauling the delicate neck of a candy cane.I heard it first as I read a Christmas letter this...
This Title Could Be: Guest, Know Thyself
Dear Abby: The late Ethel Jacobson, whose light verse appeared in Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping and other publications, was a sometime guest of ours.The day after she left after a visit, I mailed several things she had forgotten to take with her....
Time Pummels a Neighborhood
JIM LOOKS out his living room window and sees a neighborhood that has changed dramatically in more than four decades.Oh, the rows of small houses and two-family flats are still there.Jim's city-size back yard still blossoms each year with the various...
Toys Sent to Wounded Pair's Children
Two brothers won't be having such a sad Christmas after all - even though someone shot their parents and someone else stole their Christmas gifts as the family returned home from a shopping trip Saturday.Kevin Ray Jeter, who survived the attack by a...
Tradition, Lewis Keep Buchanan Troy a State Power to Be Contended With
Few St. Louis-area basketball teams can boast the success that Buchanan High of Troy has enjoyed.The Trojans, who have finished fourth in state three times in the last 10 years, are a traditional state power in Class 3A. And this year is no exception."Tradition...
Trash Plant Proposed for Riverfront
A $120 million-plus, trash-to-energy plant proposed for the St. Louis riverfront is generating some hand-wringing among riverfront planners at City Hall.Trigen-St. Louis Energy Corp., operator of the steam heat loop system for most of downtown, wants...
Trump-Maples Wedding Takes the Cake for New York Nuptials
Big hotel. Big cake. Big tiara. Big hype. It had to be Trump: the wedding, a fact that was confirmed hours before the big event by a typical Trump controversy.The hotel was the Plaza. The cake was 6 feet high. The bridal diamond tiara was supposedly...

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