St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 4, 1994

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Aba Teams All Finally Crash NBA Party
Indiana's first-round sweep of Orlando is especially sweet for Larry Brown, who perhaps more than anyone else can appreciate the team's perennial playoff struggles.Brown remembers when the Pacers ruled the old American Basketball Association. He played...
Arms Disgrace: Big-Dollar Hurlers Getting Knocked Senseless
We all know there is a dearth of middle relieving in major-league baseball.Many clubs, our Cards included, are also bemoaning the injuries that have befallen top closers. And the starting pitching reeks, too.Just look at this alarming sampling of big-name,...
As 2 Chase Rams, Lease Idles St. Louis
As expected, the Los Angeles Rams filed a lease termination notice Tuesday at Anaheim Stadium, the first step in a potential move.According to reports out of Baltimore, representatives of Orioles baseball owner Peter Angelos already have met with Rams...
Assault on Deadly Weapons
President Bill Clinton calls the coming House vote to ban assault weapons a "no brainer," but brains have never been the determining factor in an emotion-filled issue like gun control. Disinformation and power politics seem to be in charge, as the National...
Assisted Suicide Debate Just Starting
THE ACQUITTAL OF Dr. Jack Kevorkian does not provide a clear picture of the future - either for Kevorkian himself or for the assisted-suicide movement."I think it's the start of the debate," said Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at...
As Tour Dupont Starts, Summer of Questions Looms for Lemond
He is a three-time winner of the Tour de France, twice the world champion and perhaps America's greatest cyclist.Yet at 32, Greg LeMond cannot predict how his summer will turn out.LeMond is one of 112 cyclists embarking on the 12-day, 1,050-mile Tour...
`At Daybreak It Was Finally Over' Bangladeshis Describe Storm That Killed 106
The howling wind sounded like "a thousand children crying in darkness," said Zakir Ahmed, who spent the night in terror."At daybreak it was finally over," he said Tuesday. Ahmed survived the cyclone that pummelled Bangladesh's southeastern coast for...
At the Dome, Just Call It C(an't) F(it) L(eague)
Ooops! About those plans for a Canadian Football League team playing in St. Louis' new domed stadium. . . . Won't fit.The CFL field simply is too long to fit into the domed stadium configuration, according to Lawrence Akley.Akley is executive director...
Bach Society Ends the Season on a High Note
MASTERPIECES by its namesake are only the staples of the repertoire for the Bach Society of St. Louis. Along with Bach's "Mass in B Minor," for example, the group's upcoming season will include works by the French composers Poulenc and Berlioz. On Saturday...
Ban Cigarettes? No, Lower Nicotine
The day the leaders of the tobacco companies came to testify before Congress, you could have shot a cannonball across the long table where they sat and not hit a candid character. One by one they temporized, fudged and waffled about two simple facts...
Bonding Brings Troubled Kids Back
`TWINKLE, twinkle, little starWhat a wonderful boy you areWith blue eyes and blond hairAnd a tongue that is right there. . . ."Becky Bailey is singing (off-key) to a kindergartner. She has spent the last half-hour cradling him in her arms, spoon-feeding...
Bosley Does About-Face on Police Budget
What came out of the St. Louis Police Department's budget proposal last week appears headed back into the budget this week.Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. now wants to give police $1.3 million in money that he and Comptroller Virvus Jones withheld last week.In...
Bosnia Ties New Peace Talks to Serb Withdrawal from Gorazde
New international efforts to restart peace talks depend entirely on a full Bosnian Serb pullout from Gorazde, Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic said Tuesday."It all hinges, the whole negotiating process now, all of that hinges on Gorazde," Silajdzic...
Bottles of Fun for Everyone
BEFORE you toss all of your empty plastic and glass bottles in the recycling bin, save a few for these unique, easy-to-do projects.Make a vase for spring flowersChoose a smooth-sided glass bottle with a pleasing shape for a flower arrangement. Tear off...
Briefcase
ECONOMY Longer Work Hours Lead To Record</P><P>Americans worked longer hours in March, helping push the government's main gauge of future economic activity to a record high.</P><P>The Commerce Department said Tuesday the...
Briefs
NORTH KOREA Nuclear Potential Worries U.S. Defense Chief</P><P>North Korea has reached a critical point in its nuclear weapons program and will be capable soon of making enough nuclear material to build 10 to 12 bombs a year, Defense...
Buckner Fired by Mavericks after Season of Discontent
Accused by the club owner of fostering widespread discontent on the team, Quinn Buckner was fired Tuesday after coaching the Dallas Mavericks to the worst record in the NBA this season.Buckner had four years left on his contract. His team went 13-69...
Captain Balloona a St. Louis-Based Pilot Gets to Know Egypt and Its People during a Magical Assignment
TO MOST OF the Egyptian people he was known as Captain Balloona or, simply, Captain Bill.But it was the name given him by a young, wide-eyed Egyptian boy that still brings the biggest grin to Bill Spreadbury's ruddy face.The boy, 10 or 11 years old,...
Cellulitis: Tied to Athlete's Foot Woes
Dear Dr. Donohue: I wonder if you could explain the cause of cellulitis. Our son has recurring attacks, and it is very painful. His leg gets red. He is given erythromycin, and it clears in a week. It is always in the same area and appears out of the...
Cemeteries Speak to the Living
On public squares, old burial grounds and cemeteries, in cities, towns and backroad places across this country, statues, plaques and crumbling markers are set in memory of half-forgotten men and women. The memorials tell us something about ourselves,...
Center Paid Debt of Director's Daughter
A publicly funded center for the elderly recently paid off a $3,800 private debt owed by the daughter of the center's director.The Southside Senior Citizen Center in St. Louis paid the debt. It was forced to do so after director Ollie Mae Stewart twice...
Clinton Homes in on Haiti `Reign of Terror' Prompts Threat of Military Action
President Bill Clinton said Tuesday night that a new "reign of terror" in Haiti has forced him to consider military action if the leaders there refuse to restore democracy.Clinton, in a CNN forum with foreign journalists, said the current military rulers...
Clinton Seeks Better Image in Foreign Policy Matters
President Bill Clinton flashed anger Tuesday when a reporter suggested that Clinton had engaged in "constant flip-flops" in U.S. policy on Bosnia.Spitting out his words, the president responded, "There have been no constant flip-flops, madame."Recalling...
Conference Crown Is Up for Grabs
The Gateway Athletic Conference tennis tournament is set for Thursday and Friday at Fort Zumwalt North and Fort Zumwalt South high schools.And at this point, the competition appears to be wide open."I'd say at least four teams have a real shot at the...
Cubs' Home Losing Streak Establishes a Team Mark
The Chicago Cubs broke a 92-year-old club record by losing their 12th consecutive home game, falling to Cincinnati 5-2 Tuesday. Tony Fernandez and Hal Morris drove in two runs apiece for the Reds.The previous record was set in 1902, when the Cubs played...
Cub's Home Losing Streak Establishes a Team Mark
The Chicago Cubs broke a 92-year-old club record by losing their 12th consecutive home game, falling to Cincinnati 5-2 Tuesday. Tony Fernandez and Hal Morris drove in two runs apiece for the Reds.The previous record was set in 1902, when the Cubs played...
Cubs' Home Losing Streak Sets Club Mark
The Chicago Cubs broke a 92-year-old club record by losing their 12th consecutive home game, falling to Cincinnati 5-2 Tuesday. Tony Fernandez and Hal Morris drove in two runs apiece for the Reds.The previous record was set in 1902, when the Cubs played...
Cultivating Culture: Series of Public Meetings Offered to Promote Arts
The St. Charles County Arts Council is sponsoring a series of one-hour public meetings this week at 17 sites to promote community support for the arts and develop a cultural plan.The sessions are organized by topics such as dance, theater, literary arts,...
Dan Quayle Tests the Waters
Former Vice President Dan Quayle is thinking about running for president. No joke.Quayle says he will make up his mind by fall after a national tour for his new book, "Standing Firm." This is Quayle's account of his selection as George Bush's 1988 running...
Defendant Offered Ride Home, Then Raped Her, Witness Says
A woman testified Tuesday that William Harbour was polite and gentlemanly when he offered her a ride home from a bar. But, later, she testified, he suddenly turned savage and raped her.Prosecutors are seeking life in prison for Harbour, 31, of Bellefontaine...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:</P><P>Thumbelina (G) - Feminists who complained about the weak-woman image of Snow White have plenty to howl about in this adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The mite-sized title character...
Festival Diving Venue Jumps into Event Pool Rec-Plex to Play Host to World Diving Trials
Get used to hearing the words St. Peters and Rec-Plex.Not only will the diving and aquatic events in the U.S. Olympic Festival be held there this summer, but U.S. Diving's International Committee has awarded the 1994 Alamo World Diving Trials to the...
Gacy Loses Bid to Stay Execution Lawyers Still Scrambling despite Illinois Ruling
John Wayne Gacy, convicted of 33 sex murders, lost one round Tuesday in his battle to stave off his execution next week.The Illinois Supreme Court rejected Gacy's petition to overturn the death order or to delay the execution, scheduled for next Tuesday,...
Geek-Speak Wired `Is a Really Great Take on What's Happening in the Electronic Culture'
When Louis Rossetto and partner Jane Metcalfe knocked on media giants' doors in 1991 seeking funding for a magazine that would be the "mouthpiece of the digital revolution," they were met with polite rejection."Companies looked at us with incredulity...
Gender Equity a Goal New Chief Says Navy Needs More Women
The Navy must recruit more women and give them more chances to serve on combat ships, even on submarines, the service's new chief of operations said Tuesday.The Navy's image, scarred by the Tailhook sex scandal, will improve "once everybody is recognized...
Heat Takes 2-1 Lead over Hawks
Steve Smith scored 25 points, including three free throws in the final 18 seconds Tuesday night, leading Miami's fight-free 90-86 victory over Atlanta. The victory gave the Heat a 2-1 lead in its first-round playoff series.With one more victory, Miami...
He Just Can't Live without Her Many Older Men Die Soon after Losing Spouse
FORMER President Richard Nixon lost his spouse less than a year before he died, a trend that experts in aging find to be very common.Studies indicate that men aged 65 and older are much less likely than women to survive the loss of a spouse."The evidence...
Here's a Sure Cure for Generation Xers
WHILE chatting with a young audience on MTV, President Clinton was asked about the deep sense of "emptiness" that so many youths feel in their lives.The president responded with an upbeat pep talk, urging young people to shun cynicism and look to a brighter...
Heroic Feats Are Gibson's Calling Card
Kirk Gibson is what they call a "gamer." But he calls the amazing things he does "tenacity."With his size, strength and speed, Gibson would appear to be the perfect candidate for heroic feats - like pinch-hit homers that win games in the last inning.Yet...
Hillemann New Coach of Pirate Program
Ruth Hillemann is no swimming expert and she'd be the first to admit it.But Hillemann, who teaches health and physical education at St. Charles High, is the the Pirates' new swimming coach."The previous coach, Lee Maxwell, took a position out of town...
House Passes Bill to Make Flood Loans Contingent on Insurance
More people in flood-prone areas would have to buy flood insurance under a bill passed by the House Tuesday. The bill is aimed at rescuing the National Flood Insurance Program from insolvency.The legislation, approved 335-60 and sent to a House-Senate...
Integration: A Tool or the Goal?
The recent Harvard University report attacking efforts in Prince George's County, Md., and three other school districts to compensate for the effects of racial segregation completely misses its target. The report sets up straw men and then, using sweeping...
In the Clutch: Super Shifters Show off Dragsters
Mid America Raceway played host to the Ozark Mountain Super Shifters Sunday afternoon."It's a group that believes in drag racing the old-fashioned way," raceway spokeswoman Ann Vehige said. "They shift manually and run without any special electronic...
Israel and PLO Clear Hurdles to Get Accord
Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization overcame differences in eleventh-hour talks and will sign a historic Palestinian self-rule agreement as planned today, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said Tuesday night.The agreement was to have been...
Israel and PLO Clear Hurdles to Sign Accord
Last-minute hitches were resolved and agreement was reached early today on Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho, the chief PLO delegate announced.The agreement was to have been signed at 3 a.m. today St. Louis time.PLO...
Is There Life, or Windsurfing, after the Baby?
`WINDSURFERS! Had baby, life over, selling gear."There it was, the whole kit bag of prospective parent fears, laid out nakedly in a nutshell in a classified ad.That is what we were afraid of - that once we had children, we would be condemned to two decades...
`It's Time,' U.S. Warns Haitians Clinton to Tighten Screws; Armed Force Not Ruled Out
President Bill Clinton warned Haiti's military rulers Tuesday that "it's time for them to go," and a senior U.S. official said the United States would consider military force to drive them out if sanctions failed.Clinton, accused by critics of a confused...
Jordan Not in Dumps over Slump
Michael Jordan would rather leave the evaluating to somebody else. So, it's with a little reservation that the former basketball star offered his views on his first month of minor-league baseball with the Birmingham Barons."How can I give myself a progress...
Judge Tells City Schools to Find Way to Produce Better Students
For the first time in the 11-year-old desegregation case, a federal judge has put the St. Louis School Board on notice to improve student performance.In an order issued Monday, U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. gave the board two months to come...
Kiener Plaza Getting Foliage Makeover Kiener's Too Mean for These Trees, So It's Axes to Ashes
First, the city planted the wrong trees at Kiener Plaza downtown, at a cost of thousands of dollars.Now, the city is digging up all 90 of the trees, throwing them away and replacing them - at a cost of thousands of more dollars."I'm willing to take the...
Living Side by Side
Barring a last-minute terrorist attack or snags over their talks, the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization will sign today a detailed disengagement agreement for Gaza and the area around Jericho. The pact is the follow-up document...
Magrane Elbows His Way Back into Angels' Rotation
Joe Magrane, out since the start of the season because of elbow problems, is scheduled to pitch for the California Angels tonight against the New York Yankees.Magrane has been recovering from arthroscopic elbow surgery. It was the third time in the last...
Mavs Fire Buckner after 13-69 Mark
Accused by the club owner of fostering widespread discontent on the team, Quinn Buckner was fired Tuesday after coaching the Dallas Mavericks to the worst record in the NBA this season.Buckner had four years left on his contract. His team went 13-69...
Metrolink Tax Increase Runs Aground
State Rep. William T. Dawson lives in Independence on the western side of Missouri. On Tuesday, he found himself in the middle of two issues of importance to the St. Louis area.While a House committee Dawson heads delayed action on tougher auto-emission...
Metzenbaum's Son-in-Law Wins Primary
JOEL HYATT, founder of a chain of legal clinics, won Ohio's Democratic nomination Tuesday to succeed his father-in-law, retiring Sen. Howard Metzenbaum.Hyatt narrowly defeated Cuyahoga County Commissioner Mary Boyle, who had said the Senate needs "more...
Midtown Additions Include Hotel, Arena
NOTES FROM CITY HALL: Affordable mixed-rate housing, a residential hotel and a basketball arena are all part of a midtown improvement plan worked out last week between Mayor Boz and St. Louis University's Rev. Lawrence Biondi.The money for the project...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
"I think that I shall never seeA brawl as lovely as a tree."(With apologies to Billy Kilmer's arboretum-loving cousin, Joyce.)Base-brawl, basket-brawl. Here-a-brawl, there-a-brawl. Ol' Mac "The" Donald had a brawl. Ee-yi, ee-yi, O!Benches clearing, players...
Music Host Carries off 1st Honors Alan Jackson, Wynonna Are Country Winners
Alan Jackson got to do double duty as the 29th annual Academy of Country Music Awards began Tuesday. He was one of the evening's hosts and he got to accept the first award.Jackson's foot-stomping, summer-fun tune "Chattahoochee" was named the year's...
Nelson Mandela's Triumph
The first democratic election in South Africa has left the African National Congress in control of the next government. The political party of Nelson Mandela had received 62 percent of the vote by the time half the 23 million ballots were counted. The...
New Program for Publishing Is a Good Buy
The best way to review a program is to put it to work on a real-world project. But this isn't always possible, because the project and product rarely show up at the same time.As luck would have it, I agreed to help create a 25th reunion yearbook for...
Nixon's Example Could Help United States Define Foreign Policy
The death of Richard Nixon has renewed the argument over the oldest disagreement in the American foreign policy debate: "realism" versus international idealism.Nixon is celebrated as the realist who put American national interest first. His Democratic...
No Cure for Addiction to Racing
The July afternoon was as hot as it could get on this flat stretch of the Alabama countryside. Someone came out of the steam and into the infield press hut at Talladega Superspeedway and said: "They put a cover on Stanley Smith's car."The Dixie sportswriters...
Ohio Vote Indicates Gop Threat for Senate Seat
LT. GOV. Michael DeWine of Ohio handily won the Republican nomination Tuesday for retiring three-term Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum's seat. DeWine defeated Bernadine Healy, former director of the National Institutes of Health.On the Democratic side, Joel...
Oil Change AMC Theaters Going to Canola to Get the Fat out of Popcorn
AMC Entertainment Inc. is trying to get Godzilla out of its movie theaters.The nation's third-largest movie chain said Tuesday that it is switching to canola oil from coconut oil when it pops popcorn. The change will be made within two weeks.In taking...
Oldani: Bids Aim for `Quality at Lowest Price'
Although the Francis Howell School Board recently acted to encourage bidders to enter into collective bargaining agreements with trade unions, Superintendent John Oldani said Monday that the awarding of contracts still would be based on the "lowest responsible...
Outbreak of Measles Increasing County Medical Chief: Area Is No. 1 in U.S. for Disease
Health officials' calls for immunization took on a new urgency Tuesday as measles turned up in a fourth public school in St. Louis County and in a school in St. Louis."I am wringing my hands. I am very worried about this," said Dr. Linda Fisher, St....
Palacios' Start Ends Early Rockies Ko Cards Hurler, Triumph 10-1
Vicente Palacios hadn't started a game in the big leagues since June 18, 1992. He made it five outs into that game for the Pittsburgh Pirates before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.Called the key to the Cardinals staff by pitching coach Joe...
Parsons and Taylor: Jazzed Up Exuberance
ST. LOUIS dance fans eagerly awaited the return of David Parsons after his company's knockout visit in 1989. And although the weekend's program at the Fox Theatre showed the troupe at its best and silliest, it also proved that Parsons is a master of...
People
Rock musicians calling themselves The Rock Bottom Remainders wowed 'em over the weekend at a charity event - not so much with their music but with their literary celebrity.The vocalist was best-selling novelist AMY TAN ("The Joy Luck Club"), and the...
Police Officers May Be Indicted
Evidence subpoenaed by federal investigators could result in criminal fraud charges against at least four St. Louis police officers accused of getting paid for security-guard work they never performed, sources told the Post-Dispatch.The evidence - time-clock...
Push Begins for Corporate U.S. Air Traffic Control System
In a bureaucracy-fighting move that could bring U.S. airlines big savings, President Bill Clinton's administration began its push Tuesday for the "corporatization" of the nation's air traffic control system.Transportation Secretary Federico Pena said...
Recipe for Felony: Take 1 Boy, Add Candy, Omit Love
PAULINE HUFFSTUTLER sat in the front row of the courtroom, looked at Bobby Lee Griffin and thought about the boy she knew 50 years ago.He was 7 years old - his birthday was just two days after hers - when he and his sister and their parents moved into...
Red Sox Claim Their Hot Start Is the Real Thing
Are they for real?Or is the Boston Red Sox' hot start a mirage?Can the Red Sox seriously think about competing for the title in the tough American League East or maybe a postseason wild-card berth?Or is their major-league-best 18-7 record more a function...
Reform Plan for Welfare Is Reviewed
A proposal to reform the welfare system drew criticism and support last week at a public meeting.About 50 people attended the meeting Thursday night at St. Charles City Hall. The meeting was called by state Rep. Ted House, D-St. Charles, one of the co-sponsors...
Rivermen Are One Win Away from Miaa Championship
The University of Missouri-St. Louis baseball team is thriving, and prosperity couldn't have come at a better time.UMSL improved to 29-12 after toppling Central Missouri State University 7-4 in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Tournament...
Rockies Rain Hrs on Cards Palacios Ko'd in 3rd Inning of 10-1 Loss
The third-inning scene at Mile High Stadium looked closer to a monsoon than a baseball game Tuesday night. Yet not even a driving rainstorm can drown the Colorado Rockies' bats once they come to life."We didn't want to get our momentum stopped, but I...
Royer Making Point to Stay Ready
Stan Royer didn't go crazy when he hit a bases-empty homer Saturday night in Houston's Astrodome. But the fact that Royer hadn't gone crazy before that blast probably encouraged him more.Royer, a Cardinals reserve, didn't have a hit this season until...
Running Public Schools for Private Profit District in Hartford, Conn., Latest to Consider Hiring Company
ROCK-BOTTOM STUDENT test scores, a towering dropout rate and deteriorating classrooms have pushed this city to the verge of hiring a profit-making company to help run the entire school system."It's time that we look at alternatives to the way we've been...
Rwandan Orphans Slain in Fighting Red Cross Reports Massacre as Clashes between Hutus and Tutsis Flare Anew
Heavy shelling battered Rwanda's capital in a surge of fighting between Tutsi rebels and Hutu-led government troops Tuesday, and new reports on ethnic butchery in the countryside said militiamen killed 34 orphans and Red Cross workers.Oxfam, a British-based...
Scholar-Athletes to Be Honored Thursday
When Floyd Irons' alma mater won its fifth state Class 4A basketball championship, Vashon High chalked one up for a man who proved as a kid that it doesn't hurt to pass well in the classroom as on the court.Coach Irons was the Wolverines' first Post-Dispatch...
Seniors to Get Secretary to Help with College Aid Financial Questions, Test Deadlines among Data Offered
College-bound seniors in the Fort Zumwalt School District will have their own secretary to assist with financial-aid questions, test deadlines and school information.The Fort Zumwalt School Board Tuesday night approved hiring a financial-aid secretary...
Setting a Trap in Medicine Cabinet
Dear Abby: Why on earth would anybody want to embarrass a guest for daring to open the medicine cabinet? Did it ever occur to hosts that a guest may have a legitimate reason to open the cabinet?Sure, there are snoops who may be curious about your private...
Sex and Love, Single and Married . . . Pros and Cons
"THE FAVOR" Rating: R, sexual situations and profanity. Running time: 1:37.</P><P>`THE FAVOR" scores some points as a romantic comedy that concentrates on women's perspectives regarding love, marriage, obsession and repression. But...
Shoppers Still Choose Value over Brand Names
Cheerios or Wheat-Os?President's Choice chocolate chip cookies or Chips Ahoy?Tide or Rinso?When it's time to buy, a growing number of consumers are showing more loyalty to their pocketbooks than to brand names, says a survey released Tuesday.The Food...
Slow Counting Delays Mandela's Ascension
Nelson Mandela's African National Congress must wait until Monday to take power because ballot counting is taking so long.Even though the winner has claimed victory and the losers have conceded, almost half the votes remain to be counted in South Africa's...
Sports Shorts
Homicide Investigators Look into Senna's Death</P><P>Italian authorities said Tuesday that the death of Grand Prix auto racing driver Ayrton Senna may be treated as a homicide. Technical crews in England pored over the information from...
Stadium Lease Is Only Game St. Louis Plays
Have you heard the latest?Our $260 million, 70,000-seat domed stadium, mushrooming on the rim of the downtown, isn't good enough for the Canadian Football League.Too small, we're told.With seconds ticking off the game clock, the quarterback for the...
State House Seeks to End Aid Loophole
The House passed a bill Tuesday to close a loophole some school districts found in last year's law that increased state school aid and income taxes.Rep. Joe Maxwell, D-Mexico, floor handler of the measure, said that if the loophole is not closed, the...
St. Louis Gets Slice of Pentagon Pie City to Receive Center in Accounting Consolidation; Illinois Getting Two
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday a major streamlining of its accounting service that will halve the number of employees, consolidate offices and save anywhere from $400 million to more than $1 billion annually.The plan, to be phased in over the next...
Strong Auto Market Leads to Price Hikes
In today's robust auto market, buyers are learning a lesson that hasn't been taught in years - the longer you wait, the more you pay.After four years of recession-induced pricing restraints, automakers have been quietly slashing rebates and are now giving...
Strong Spring Fashion Trend Focuses on the Natural Look
IF A GUY appeared au naturel 10 years ago, someone would probably have called the cops or, at the very least, tossed him a towel.This spring he's likely to be complemented on a well-put-together wardrobe.Going au naturel isn't what it used to be. In...
Super Handyman
Dear Al: With two teen-agers and both of us working, we manage to hit the fast-food places in our town pretty regularly. I started saving the small packets of plastic eating utensils, but soon I had more than I knew what to do with. Now I pass them along...
Survey Shows a Deep Distrust between Businessmen, Reporters
A national survey of journalists and executives found deep distrust on both sides concerning the coverage of business in the U.S.The study by The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University found that most business people think journalists...
Tech Talk
Will IBM Be Big Black?</P><P>Big Blue may soon be have to be called Big Black. The AS-400 minicomputers IBM introduced Tuesday are encased in black metal instead of the company's familiar white and light blue.</P><P>"It has...
This Week in ... 1944
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944 and Fridays on 1964.</P><P>In The Standings: The Redbirds lost three of their first...
Time Runs out on Historic Houses Slated for Move Developer Loses Patience, Orders Structures Razed
Two historic houses once slated to be moved to Boonesfield Village in Defiance have been reduced to rubble heaps in the past month.The latest to fall is a house at 217 North Third Street in St. Charles. The wood frame house, built in 1856 by riverman...
Township Club's Endorsement of Clay Opponent Rattles Party
A TOWNSHIP DEMOCRATIC GROUP'S tentative endorsement of "what's his name" - as one committeewoman calls Patrick Cacchione - has touched off an internal fight that is threatening to spread to the St. Louis County Democratic Party.The endorsement vote,...
Trade-Off Mizzou's Booker Loses Inches, Gains in Status at NBA Camp in Phoenix
Melvin Booker flew back from Phoenix two weeks ago with a ticket stub from a Janet Jackson concert, a pair of Kevin Johnson's used sneakers, a friendship with Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward - and truly at the height of his game.According to National...
Trojanettes Make History with Victory over Zumwalt South: First Gac Win
The Trojanettes of Buchanan High of Troy made a little history Friday, beating Fort Zumwalt South 2-1 in girls soccer.The victory was Troy's first in Gateway Athletic Conference action."It was nice to get that first one and the girls were really excited,"...
Vikes Move in Districts: From 2 to 4 State Made Up the List with 2 Schools Omitted
The Francis Howell High golf team was all set to defend its Class 4A District 2 title at Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield.But the state had other ideas."The original team listing had us going to Forest Hills again," Howell coach Dave Tomlinson...