St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 22, 1993

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10 Worst Gifts of Season
IT IS TIME to make those final purchases for the young children on our holiday lists.For those considering moving beyond the traditional Barney-ware and Aladdiniana, there are many fine items for sale.But there are also products that are in some way...
Activist's Legacy Is Trickling Away Life Is Changing Little for Brazilian Region
This town at the end of a rutted road in the Amazon rain forest catapulted into the headlines in December 1988.A cattle rancher and his son killed Chico Mendes, an ecologist and labor organizer known for helping rubber tappers and nut gatherers.Mendes,...
After 3 Tries, Illini Women Begin Braggin'
Try as it might, the Illinois women's basketball team hadn't beaten Missouri in three tries.Lately, it hadn't even been close. The Tigers humiliated the Fighting Illini by 26 points last season. And this season?Finally, a triumph.Hot-shooting Illinois...
After Some Missteps, Crudup Back on More Resolute Pace
After his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the dark hours of a September morning, Jevon Crudup was frantic.How could this happen? This can't happen to me. Now what? And what if the press finds out?"It was like I was going down the...
Alton Planning Levee That May Set Standard Temporary Barrier Could Be Ready in Spring
If the Mississippi River floods in Alton again next spring, city officials will be ready to test a new design for a temporary levee they believe could become a model for other cities in the future.Alton Mayor Bob Towse said Tuesday that the new levee...
A Quest for Someone Trying to Fulfill `December Image'
EVERY YEAR around this time, I decide to quit my job.In terms of the day-to-day juggling act, December's not that different from any other month. Everything on all fronts - family and work and volunteer - seems to get done more or less on time, the same...
Avoiding Hatred and Bitterness
Through the years I have encountered the same set of questions from people I meet: "How can you, as a person who has lived with prejudice, injustice, unfairness and the historical memory of slavery, avoid being bitter? How can you not be filled with...
Billing Company Is Sold to Firm in Omaha, Neb. Credit Systems `Not Big Enough'
Credit Systems Inc., a preparer of billing statements for credit card companies, has been sold for an undisclosed price to an Omaha, Neb., processor of bank credit card accounts.Neither St. Louis-based Credit Systems nor its purchaser, First Data Resources...
Bills' Pedersen Finds Marriage a Stabilizer
Talk all you want about the demands of attending classes and playing basketball at St. Louis University.Try being a newlywed, too."I didn't plan on getting married until after I graduated," SLU senior Evan Pedersen said. "But I met her about this time...
Bills Pleased to Sneak Past 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...
Birthday-Holiday Collisions
SOMETIMES, it's difficult. Sometimes, it seems 6:59 p.m. will never come.But every Christmas at precisely that time, at precisely the time Mary Ann and C.J. Miller are ready to call it a day, the Arabi, La., couple launches into Celebration II - their...
Bobby Ray Inman Meets Zoe Baird
The White House emphasizes that Bobby Ray Inman, secretary-designate of defense, brought up on his own what is now known as a "Zoe Baird problem" - he had not paid Social Security taxes for a housekeeper he employed for seven years. Mr. Inman's candor...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS BREWING Bud Light Gains Against Miller Lite</P><P>Miller Lite has lost market share to rival Bud Light and might lose its crown as the nation's leading low-calorie beer, a national trade magazine distributed Tuesday reported.</P><P>About...
Briefs
NATION INDIANA Amtrak Train Hits Truck, Killing Driver Near Gary</P><P>An Amtrak train carrying 180 passengers collided with a truck at a crossing in Gary, Ind., Tuesday, killing the truck's driver and shaking up 15 people on the train.</P><P>Killed...
Briefs
NATION INDIANA Amtrak Train Hits Truck, Injuring Driver Near Gary</P><P>An Amtrak train carrying 180 passengers collided with a truck at a crossing in Gary, Ind., Tuesday, critically injuring the truck's driver and shaking up 15 people...
Briefs/region
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS COUNTY Executive, Prosecutor Get $14,500 Raises</P><P>"Merry Christmas, Buzz."</P><P>With that send-off from St. Louis County Councilwoman Geri Rothman-Serot, the council passed $14,500 pay raises Tuesday...
Bulldog Tenacity Tames Tough Tigers
Simply put, the Fort Zumwalt South High Bulldogs did what they had to do Monday night.In a first-round game of the Duchesne Boys Basketball Tournament, South outlasted Festus 54-51."It was an unemotional, ho-hum game for most of the way," South coach...
California Scheming? Consumers to Test Electric Car Even as Big 3 Hope for Reprieve
General Motors Corp. will launch some unusual test drives next spring as it lends 1,000 consumers the $500,000-a-copy "Impact" electric vehicle for two to four weeks.Thirty of the futuristic, hand-built two-seaters will be driven, mostly in California...
Can Clinton Show Nation His Skills?
We're less than a month from Bill Clinton's first anniversary in office, and the report card would seem to be an unlikely mixture of A's and F's. Clinton notoriously relishes the inside-baseball chatter of public policy and the breathless short-term...
Central Will Move Forward with the Sale of Its Stores
Bankrupt Central Hardware Co. got the go-ahead Tuesday to move forward in its attempt to sell most of its remaining stores to its biggest investor.The owners of the Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers chain in suburban Chicago want to buy 11 Central...
China Proposes Eugenics Law Official Wants to Halt Births of Retarded and Disabled Children
China's minister of public health has proposed national legislation to halt the birth of abnormal children, using government-ordered sterilizations and abortions if necessary.The minister, Chen Minzhang, has presented draft legislation on "eugenics and...
Choose Your Sound Card with Care
What would the holidays be like if the only sound we heard was the ding-ding of the Salvation Army bell on the street corner? Like a PC without a sound card, that's what.There are a few shopping days left in which to buy your favorite computer user a...
Christmas Wish Turns into Lesson
Santa Claus brought her the doll she pined for. But Amy Hagadorn's classmates gave the disabled third-grader her Christmas wish: a day without teasing.Amy, who has cerebral palsy, confided her wish in a letter to Santa mailed to radio station WJLT-FM...
City, Villa Gain Big in Lease Deal
It took a year of political debate and three months of legal wrangling, but the issue of a riverfront gambling lease for Floyd Warmann has moved to the past tense.And the winners are:The city.Aldermanic President Thomas A. Villa.Alderman Jack Garvey,...
Clark vs. Crudup Big Key for Illini
To beat Missouri in tonight's Braggin' Rights game at The Arena, Illinois will have to win a couple of battles.Foremost will be the manner in which Shelly Clark, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound junior forward, handles Missouri's Jevon Crudup, 6-9 and 241 pounds.Clark,...
Clothing Stores Springing Ahead to Warmer Weather Wardrobes
JUST AS YOU'RE GETTING fully immersed in the holidays, clothing stores around town are moving far ahead.To racks and shelves of lush, festive velvets and winter-dark wools, they're adding new linens and cottons for customers taking winter trips south.And...
Coach of the Year Work, Family Are Cornerstones of Schottmueller's Philosophy
Pictures of Jim Schottmueller's athletes grace one wall in his office at McCluer North High. Among them are Jon Vaughn and Bob Christian, both now in the National Football League.The centerpiece of the motif is two pictures of little girls in tutus....
Coach Re-Evaluates after Girls' Slow Start Christmas Break Is a Lucky One for Trojanettes
Coach Ron Wilhoit figured it was time to make a few changes. Now he's not so sure."With the players we had coming back, I figured we'd be able to play more of an up-tempo game this season," said Wilhoit, the girls basketball coach at Buchanan High in...
Commission Won't Pay Clinton for Stadium Lease
If Jerry Clinton is compensated for his expenses in trying to lure a National Football League expansion team here, it won't be by the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission."We don't have any intention of initiating that kind of discussion," said...
Contract Awarded to Develop a Plan for Founders Park
Parks officials in Lake Saint Louis hope to make Founders Park a better place for people to play ball, exercise or just relax.The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen agreed Monday to award a contract to Gibson and Associates of St. Louis to develop a...
Court Blocks Msd Fee Hike Ruling May Force Return of Millions
In a decision that jeopardizes $100 million in sewer-fee increases, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the "Hancock Amendment" required the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to get voter approval for fee increases.Judge Edward...
Crime Victims' Alarm Being Heard at Last
Burglars broke into Michael's house - eight times. A gunman forced Robert to withdraw $300 from an automatic teller machine. A car thief - a hardened pro at age 14 - stole Susan's van. Dawn was raped.Each suffered at the hands of criminals. In a year...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl Riendeau's Wings Clipped in Detroit
Central DivisionThe Red Wings officially gave up on ex-Blues goaltender Vincent Riendeau. He cleared waivers and will play either for Adirondack in the American Hockey League or retire. He has an additional $1.5 million on his contract, so he'd be nuts...
Cute Dogs, Cute People in This Happy Sequel
"BEETHOVEN'S 2ND" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:26.</P><P>ON A CUTENESS scale of 1 to 10, this movie is a 10-plus. There is nothing in "Beethoven's 2nd" that isn't cute.</P><P>Beethoven, as we all remember from his debut last...
Dizzy Daugherty Leaves Jazz Reeling
Brad Daugherty sat at his locker shaking the cobwebs out of his head.Battling the effects of an inner-ear disorder, Daugherty scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Tuesday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Utah Jazz 112-97."I was doing pretty...
East St. Louis Fire Captain Dismissed
A longtime fire captain in East St. Louis has been fired for refusing to take a drug test.Mayor Gordon Bush says the termination should send a message to other city employees."We're compassionate, we know drugs are a disease, but in the protective services...
Enhancing Bosom Is No Reason for Guilt Trip
Dear Abby: Ten years ago, after 18 years of marriage, my husband left me for a silicone princess. My college-age son said, "Fight fire with fire," so I went to a plastic surgeon and had a "UTES" - upper torso enhancement surgery. I went from a 32B to...
Family Flicks
Cool Runnings (PG) - A bumpy but ultimately pleasing ride with the Jamaican bobsled team that captivated the 1988 Olympic Games. Parents may want to inform children that much of the story is fabricated, including the inspirational climax. ...
Finally Home, Blues Have a Yule Rule: Win and Relax
Living out of suitcases for 13 days tends to take some of the spirit out of the holiday season for even the most seasoned travelers.For the traveling band of Blues merry men, just back from a marathon six-game, 13-day trip, it was difficult to tell that...
Flood Victims to Get Trailer for Counseling Office
Members of the clergy in Winfield plan to convert a used camper trailer into a counseling office for flood victims in Lincoln County."We are a small town, we don't have a lot of money, and we don't have a mental-health facility," said the Rev. Ronald...
Forecast of Soft Retail Sales Hurts Stocks
Stock prices declined Tuesday amid continuing concerns on the direction of interest rates and a forecast of lackluster Christmas sales.December retail sales are projected to fall 1.7 percent from November based on sales for the first three weeks of the...
Funding Schools Is Perfect Holiday Gift
Of all the Christmas presents in this nation, none is more beautiful or meaningful than the $500 million that philanthropist Walter Annenberg offered last week in support of the campaign for public school reform. By vastly increasing the money available...
Gephardt's in Harmony with Clinton on GATT
After their bitter split on the North American Free Trade Agreement, President Bill Clinton's administration and House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., have reunited on a major trade issue.Gephardt said Tuesday he would support the nuts-and-bolts...
Hillary Clinton Blasts Sex Claims Reports about President Will `End Up in Garbage Can,' She Declares
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that allegations of sexual misconduct involving President Bill Clinton would "end up in the garbage can" and that the American people would judge him by what he has done for his country.Mrs. Clinton's response to the...
Hope Builds for Peace in Bosnia Mediators Indicate Progress in Talks
As the humanitarian crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina deepened Tuesday with new fighting and a suspension of the Sarajevo airlift, Western mediators and leaders of the warring factions indicated that an end may be near to the 20-month-old bloodletting.Representatives...
Illini Top Jackson St. in Struggle
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...
Illinois Will Get the Taco in Tonight's Run for Border
First things first. Illinois will win tonight, and here's why: The Illini and Missouri, in the embryonic stages of their seasons, are traveling different roads. Illinois has achieved reasonable stability, even with two new faces, Kiwane Garris and Shelly...
IRS Agents Will Join Casino-Licensing Teams
Missouri gambling regulators and the IRS announced an agreement Tuesday that adds veteran agents to each team of Missouri Highway Patrol officers that is investigating applicants for casino licenses.Ronald J. Lambert, district director of the Internal...
Issue of Growth South of Hwy. 40 Bound for Ballot
Voters in Lake Saint Louis will have an opportunity to express their opinions about growth south of Highway 40.The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen is expected to consider a bill next month to place an annexation proposal on the April ballot almost...
Kings' Last-Second Ot Goal Snaps Road Skid
It was a Hollywood ending for the Los Angeles Kings."Hopefully this can be a turning point," Warren Rychel said after scoring with just one second left in overtime to give the Kings a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.The Kings had...
Legendary Scrooge Turns 150, and the World Is Celebrating
"Bah! Humbug!" Mean old Scrooge has been cursing Christmas for 150 years.On Dec. 17, 1843, novelist Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol" - the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future...
Libertarians `Arrive" - with Baggage
THE PARTY HAS battled allegations that its presidential candidate was a womanizer and accusations that it is controlled by extremists. Even so, leaders predict great things for 1994.I'm speaking, of course, of the Libertarian Party.The Libertarian Party,...
Loss of Football at CBS Blackens Network's Eye
The trademark black eye at CBS looks appropriate this week.The embarrassing loss of professional football broadcasting rights leaves the No. 1 rated network with a slim sports lineup. This year, it also was outbid for baseball and lost a fight to get...
Minus Jordan, Bulls Aren't Cowering
So who needs Michael Jordan? The Chicago Bulls are playing like winners without their retired superstar."They're getting the most out of their talent," Charlotte coach Allan Bristow said Monday night after the Hornets' 109-97 loss to the Bulls. "I won't...
`Miss Mattie Passes,' but Her Spirit and Soul Food Live On
FIRST CAME one telephone call. Then a second. Then a third. Each of the callers used the same words."Miss Mattie passed."It seemed absolutely appropriate that such an old-fashioned term - an echo from a different time - was used to describe the death...
Mizzou Swagger Not in Evidence
In the early 1970s, the University of Missouri basketball team dominated the Big Eight Conference Holiday Tournament. The Tigers won so regularly that coach Norm Stewart became downright brazen about it.Arriving in Kansas City one year, Stewart was asked...
Moog Will Close Wellston Plant Move Hits 260 Union Jobs
Moog Automotive Inc. will close its steering and suspension parts factory in Wellston and lay off more than 260 union workers."The final closing will be well into 1994," said John Passante, Moog's senior vice president for personnel.The decision was...
More Families Facing Abyss of Homelessness Number Equals Destitute Singles, Study Says
Homelessness among families surged dramatically this year and equaled homelessness among single people for the first time, says a study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Both hunger and homelessness continued to increase, the study says.The annual study,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
KARL MALONE has turned the lights out. He agreed after a talk with Utah Jazz vice president ROD THORN to remove the batteries from his "L.A. Tech" signature sneakers. The shoes contain a tiny light in the heel that blinks each time the Mailman takes...
Neediest Drive Down $43,000 from Last Year
AS the 1993 100 NEEDIEST CASES drive nears its end, cash donations and gifts in kind appear to be running behind last year. The latest figure available for cash gifts showed a total of $776,036.61, which is about $43,000 below the total at the same point...
Needy Families Blanketed with Love
Out of scraps of my lifeGod has made a beautiful quilt.Karel Owens wears her heart and this message on the business card of her St. Charles quilt shop, Kalico Patch.For the past seven Christmases, she has donated a substantial number of her handmade...
Nell Carter of `Cooper' Savors Life and Sons
THE FUNNY and feisty Nell Carter is reveling in parenthood and a new role on the ABC comedy series "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper."The actress-singer, who underwent brain operations for two aneurysms in 1992, is also savoring just being alive."My focus is...
New Flood Assistance Will Go to Buyouts
A new wave of $53.8 million in flood aid for Missouri and Illinois is expected to help buy out hundreds of damaged homes in flood plains.That sum is part of $125 million in Community Development Block Grant money that Henry G. Cisneros, secretary of...
New Schedule Called Boon for Students
The Wentzville School Board has approved an eight-block schedule for next school year to allow high-school students to earn seven credits, rather than six, each year without longer hours.Board members approved the plan at their meeting Monday night....
New Year's Eve on the Cheap
In Denmark, on New Year's Eve, everyone celebrates by roaming the streets and smashing dishes on doors to scare off evil spirits.In Spain, between the first and last stroke of midnight, partiers eat 12 grapes to ensure a prosperous New Year.In the United...
No Neon in Illinois' Deon Thomas UI Star Speaks Softly, Carries a Big Average
Indiana coach Bobby Knight never misses a chance to pat Deon Thomas on the back and offer words of encouragement. Sometimes, Knight confuses Illinois loyalists with his kind words about the play of Thomas, a 6-8 senior forward.Basketball purists such...
Not So Fast, Bud: Pats Fans Look to Bar a Move
Randy Vataha, the rebellious leader of the Boston Beer Party, is attempting to rally beer drinkers, saloon keepers, and various party animals throughout New England.Unhook those Budweiser taps. Drain those Bud Light cans - but, please, not into the polluted...
No U.S. Action, and Serbs Continue to Kill
The story has moved off the front page. It is approaching the limits of the public's attention span for even the most unrelenting horrors. The U.S. government has made a policy decision to ignore it.But Serbian fascism is still taking its toll in Bosnia....
Nursing Home Reforms Unveiled
The sickest elderly would have an easier time finding nursing home beds under a plan to overhaul Missouri's nursing home system.A state task force made public a report Tuesday calling for the Legislature to make changes including tying Medicaid payments...
NY Neighborhood Oks Vouchers as Gifts for Beggars
A community group seeking a solution to panhandling on New York's Upper West Side has announced the city's first program in which residents can give vouchers - redeemable for food or personal items - instead of money to beggars.Following the lead of...
Officials, Residents Fight Low-Income Housing Plan State Tax Credits Set for Project; Hearing Is Delayed
O'Fallon officials and residents say they will continue to fight a low-income housing project planned for the city, although they learned last week that the state has granted the developer the tax credits he wanted for the project.The tax credits are...
Old Days: Memories of Holiday Hunting Return
This time of year I grow sentimental and remember the Christmas Eve quail hunts my father, brother and I used to go on in what cynics would call the old days.We did this when my brother and I were young kids, and later as teen-agers through the 1930s...
Party Gives West Altonians a Hint of Normal Holidays
Courtney Bextermueller and her family decorated their house in West Alton with candy canes on the sidewalk, garland on the handrails of the porch and ribbon around the tree.But the 12-year-old and her family will spend Christmas in an apartment in north...
People
We'll take on a literary tone to kick off today's report:Novelist MICHAEL CRICHTON (of "Jurassic Park" fame) says his next book will deal with "the greatest threat to America - political correctness." The book is "Disclosure," due out next month. The...
Pioneers Hold off Charging Crusaders
Duchesne High basketball coach Ted Yeater knew it was too good to be true. And it almost was.After racing to a big lead early, the Pioneers held on to beat archrival St. Dominic 63-55 in the first round of the Duchesne Boys Basketball Tournament Monday."We...
Pizza Chain Drops Promise
Four days after a St. Louis jury delivered a $78 million safety message, Domino's Pizza on Tuesday dropped its guarantee to deliver pizzas within 30 minutes.Domino's founder and president, Thomas S. Monaghan, announced in Detroit that the company had...
Plan for Life after Welfare Expanded
Riva Brown believes there are more women like her who do not want to exist month-to-month on the state's welfare payments."If they're like me they wouldn't want to stay there and wait for that little monthly check," said Brown, 35 and the mother of three...
Political Correctness, a Temporary Subject
Behind the lovely, turbulent spleen-venting that is the argument over political correctness lies something far more authentically American than the spirit of goodness and love for constitutional freedoms that ostensibly motivate the disputants.That something...
Riendeau's Wings Clipped in Detroit
Central DivisionThe Red Wings officially gave up on ex-Blues goaltender Vincent Riendeau. He cleared waivers and will play either for Adirondack in the American Hockey League or retire. He has an additional $1.5 million on his contract, so he'd be nuts...
Royal Mess as Bickering Mounts, There's No Order in Kings' Court
Thank goodness the Kings squeezed past the Flames 5-4 on Monday night in Calgary.Life was getting a little ugly at Melrose Place. Before the game, coach Barry Melrose launched into one of his withering "win or die" speeches.For the past week or so, Melrose...
Second Injury Fund Justice
Unless all 11 defendants settle out of court, which is unlikely, the suit on the Second Injury Fund that Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon filed in federal district court probably will result in a trial. So for the first time Missourians may have the...
Sex Allegations Found Way into Print
The lawyer from Arkansas who has pushed allegations about extramarital encounters by then-Gov. Bill Clinton says he tried to get it published in what he called the liberal Los Angeles Times to "balance" a planned article in The American Spectator.The...
Siuc Will Hire Coach for Football by Jan. 17
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale athletic director Jim Hart hopes to have a new football coach installed no later than Jan. 17.That's the first day of the winter semester."We're in the process of cutting the list down to a workable number," Hart...
Some Ways to Avoid Formation of Kidney Stones
Dear Dr. Donohue: What causes kidney stones? I've had three bouts in four years. The pain is unbelievable! I passed them with my urine.Analysis showed they were 95 percent calcium. Please, what can I do to avoid ever getting them again? I am a 38-year-old...
Southwest Mo. Dodges Fordham
Johnny Murdock made seven of 10 3-point attempts and scored 22 points Tuesday night to pace Southwest Missouri to a 65-46 victory over Fordham.Southwest Missouri (5-2) settled the issue with a 19-2 run that produced a 52-33 lead with 6 minutes 48 seconds...
Sports Shorts
TSN: Gaston, Gillick Sportsmen Of Year</P><P>Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston and executive vice president Pat Gillick have been chosen Sportsmen of the Year by The Sporting News. The winners are named in the Dec. 27 issue.</P><P>Toronto...
Study: Coffee Might Harm Pregnancy
Women who consume as little as half a cup of coffee a day right before or during pregnancy may increase their risk of miscarriage, says a new study that adds to a wealth of conflicting data about caffeine.Since 1980, the Food and Drug Administration...
Super (Creative) Christmas Gifts
THESE GIFTS won't be on your children's Christmas list.No advertisers are hyping them, no factories cranking them out.But chances are your kids will be playing with them long after the trendy toys have drifted to the back of the closet.These playthings...
Super Handyman
Q: A car ran into our chain-link fence. I have reset the posts in concrete and installed new rails. Everything is the exact same as it was except the fencing lacks several inches reaching the post. What do I do now?A: It's almost impossible to pull this...
Taking Chances Pots in Powerball, Illinois Lottery Top $114 Million
With lottery jackpots reaching into the stratosphere on both sides of the river, players are crossing the state line with greater frequency than usual.In Missouri, the hot ticket is Powerball, where the jackpot in tonight's drawing will top $90 million....
Teen Smokers Getting Hooked Early
"I like to smoke," says Melanie, who is 15 years old. "But if my mom knew, she would kill me."That's why Melanie doesn't want her last name used.Jason, 16, a sophomore at Clayton High School, doesn't want his last name used either because, like Melanie,...
Television Called Villain Behind Rampant Violence
Dear Ann Landers: Every day, we hear reports about the "epidemic" of violent crimes among our nation's youth. People blame inner-city squalor, racial tension, drugs and poverty, but the real culprit is TV.In most American homes, the TV is on morning,...
The Inconvenient President Aristide
Is the United States trying to dump that pesky president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide? Not since Sen. Jesse Helms, a Republican from North Carolina, launched his CIA-inspired ad-hominem attacks on the president of Haiti has Mr. Aristide been the focus of...
This `War' Saves Millions of Children U.N. Reports Gains on Disease, but 8 Million under 5 Still Die Each Year
Nearly 4 million youngsters who would have died a decade ago from common diseases are now being saved each year, the United Nations Children Fund said Tuesday."The war on the great diseases of childhood . . . is a war that is being won," UNICEF's executive...
Trial by Fire Pair Honored for Heroics in Saving Girl
Wentzville police officer Keith Cummins remembers the exact time he arrived at the house fire that killed two children and seriously injured another on Nov. 24.Cummins remembers the time - 8:54 a.m. - because a school bus filled with children was passing...
Trojans Hope to Build Program in League with Best First Year for Varsity, Third Overall: `We Have Our Work Cut out for Us'
As the first-year varsity wrestling coach at Buchanan High in Troy, Mike Whitcomb is facing an uphill challenge. But at least he knows the territory."We're a young program and it's going to take some time," Whitcomb said. "This is our first year of competing...
Troopers Charge Clinton with Pattern of Lies
FOUR ARKANSAS state troopers have made new allegations that Bill Clinton, while governor of Arkansas, engaged in several extramarital affairs. Two of the troopers say that Clinton, as president, sought to discourage them from speaking out by offering...
U.S. Foresees Smooth Pullout Army Chief Confident Somalia Will Not Descend Again into Chaos
The U.S. withdrawal from Somalia will be as "gentle" as possible and can be accomplished without a return to chaos, Gen. John Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday.Shalikashvili made his comments at the end of a two-day visit...
Workshop Struggling after Break-In Thieves Even Took Cookies for Disabled Workers' Party
Even before a break-in and burglary last weekend, Worth Industries' sheltered workshop was barely making it.Now the workshop is trying to recover from the loss of more than $5,000 in equipment and damage to a loading dock door.Thieves took almost all...
Yelstsin Disbands Security Ministry
President Boris Yeltsin abruptly dissolved the Security Ministry on Tuesday, saying the successor to the KGB secret police had failed to warn him of dangerous political currents in Russia.Yeltsin's harshly worded decree establishing a new internal security...
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