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Articles from May 21, 1994

2 Israeli Soldiers Slain at Gaza Roadblock
Islamic militants gave Palestinian self-rule its first big test Friday, killing two Israeli soldiers at a roadblock and escaping into the Gaza autonomy zone without Palestinian police giving chase.It was the most serious of several shooting incidents...
7 Federal Prosecutors Honored for Work in Metro East Area
Federal agents seized more than $2.5 million in cash, drugs or property during some of the major investigations in the Metro East area recently. Now seven federal prosecutors have won awards for their handling of those cases.U.S. Attorney W. Charles...
Alan Alda Braves Cold in River-Rafting Movie
ALAN ALDA remembers his introduction to the chilly sport of river rafting, on location for a television movie:"On the first day we were on the river, my hands were numb, I couldn't use them. I thought: if I'm going to spend a month like this, I'm not...
Aldermen Cool to Caning for Graffiti Writers but Supporter of Proposal Calls Spray-Painting Houses Cruel, Too
The hot topic of caning graffiti writers got doused with cold water at a St. Louis aldermanic meeting Friday.Seven of eight board members interviewed oppose the plan or lean strongly against it. Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. brought up the caning idea...
Area Teens Salute Memory of First Lady `She Was an Idol,' JFK High Schoolers Marvel
Two dozen teens in Tom Smith's honors history class at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School weren't even born when Jacqueline Kennedy captivated the world as the widow, at 33, of the slain U.S. President.But Friday, less than 24 hours after her death,...
A Stranger's Kindness Helped This Newcomer
Dear Ann Landers: When I read the letter from the woman in the wheelchair who was handed an umbrella by a stranger, it brought back an old memory.In 1987, I moved from the South to Kansas City. I am not physically handicapped but was trying to recuperate...
Atomic Inspectors Clear N. Korea of Subterfuge
The United States has no evidence that North Korea has diverted nuclear fuel into an atomic bomb-making program, and U.S. officials expressed guarded optimism Friday that a new crisis over the North's nuclear program had been averted.Although North Korea...
Baseball a Victim of Fans' Knowledge
On a wet October night in Philadelphia, the Toronto Blues Jays rallied from a large deficit for an astounding 15-14 victory over the Phillies in the fourth game of the 1993 World Series. Most media reviews suggested it was a fiasco and more evidence...
Battle Lines Drawn with Midpriced Wines
CONSUMERS WILL see two new moderately priced lines of wines this summer as the Robert Mondavi and E&J Gallo wineries launch brands that will hit store shelves at prices between $6 and $9 per bottle.Analysts say both wineries are targeting Kendall-Jackson...
Baucis and Philemon
ONE DAY Zeus, the king of the gods, and his son Hermes, the messenger of the gods, decided to dress themselves as ordinary travelers and visit Earth. They had heard many tales of the people, and they wished to see for themselves.They came to a village,...
Briefcase
MISSOURI AUTOMAKING Ford Puts Brake On Tempo</P><P>Ford Motor Co.'s auto-assembly plant in Kansas City rolled out its last Ford Tempo on Friday, marking the end of production for both the Tempo and Mercury Topaz after 11 years.</P><P>On...
Briefs
EAST ST. LOUIS Police Seek Clues In Death Of Man At DeShields Homes</P><P>East St. Louis police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man about 1 a.m. Friday in front of Building 11E in the John DeShields Homes, a public housing...
Bulls Down Knicks 93-79, Force Game 7 Decisive Clash Set for Sunday in New York
They felt the emotional surge from their home crowd in what might have been their final game at Chicago Stadium. Once energized Friday, the Chicago Bulls didn't falter.The Bulls beat the New York Knicks 93-79 with rebounding, defense and hustle. Now...
Bulls Down Knicks 93-79, Force Game 7 Decisive Clash Set for Sunday in New York
B.J. Armstrong scored 20 points and Horace Grant had 16 points and 12 rebounds Friday night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the New York Knicks 93-79, forcing a seventh and dedicing game in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.The game will be played...
Bure Leads Canucks Past Maple Leafs 4-0
Pavel Bure scored two goals, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night in Game 3 of the NHL's Western Conference finals.The Canucks took a two-games-to-one lead in the Stanley Cup semifinal series, with...
Carnahan Signs Floating-Casino Bill
Without the usual fanfare, Gov. Mel Carnahan on Friday signed a bill permitting Missouri riverboat casinos to offer additional games to gamblers if they open as planned on Memorial Day weekend.Kevin Mullally, deputy director of the Missouri Gaming Commission,...
Car Owner Puts Money Where Wallace's Mouth Is
Car owner Felix Sabates, accompanied by two armed guards toting $1 million in cash, issued an angry challenge to driver Rusty Wallace on Friday for disparaging remarks he made about Pontiacs.Sabates, who owns two of the five Pontiacs left on the Winston...
Catholic Clerics Support Right to End Futile Treatment
Living wills like the one Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis signed do not violate the Catholic Church's principles, Catholic ethicists and clerics said Friday.A decision to stop medical treatment, including removing feeding tubes, rests with the patient's conscience,...
China's `Twin Braceltes': Repression by Custom
"THE TWIN BRACELETS" Not Rated. Running Time: 1:40.</P><P>THERE is no end to the horror of repression; newspapers and television point it out every day, and many of us live it, as well.</P><P>"The Twin Bracelets," a Chinese...
Cover Boy `Davio' May Be a Hunk, but He's No Dumb Cluck
SMOLDERING ON THE COVER of Bobbi Smith's latest romance novel, "Heaven," is a tall, dark and handsome hunk of beefcake with more hair on his chest than a lot of the men I hang around have on their heads. But who's counting?On the book's cover the long-haired...
Devils Are in a Familiar Position Trying to Rally against Rangers
The New Jersey Devils have faced the challenge of being behind in the playoffs and handled it.And believe it or not, they think they can do the same thing in their Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers.The Rangers, who lost the best-of-seven...
Dominican President Irritates U.S
THROUGHOUT HIS LONG rule, Dominican President Joaquin Balaguer has been a prince of power politics, building patronage and eliminating opponents while secure in his backing from the armed forces and Washington.But after working to undermine United States...
`Eck' Gropes for Mystique That Once Baffled Hitters
Dennis Eckersley knows he's lost the magic, but he hopes it's only a temporary misplacement. He hopes he can go to a baseball lost-and-found somewhere, rummage around among the old balls and mitts and cracked bats, and lay his hands on it, the mystique...
Ever-Ready Eversgerd Saves Day He Steps in for Cormier, Pitches Cards to Victory
Carlyle (Ill.) High product Bryan Eversgerd made his first big-league start Friday night. It was totally unscheduled, but he got his first major-league victory as the Cardinals beat the Florida Marlins 3-2.Eversgerd was hunkering down for a long night...
Ex-Parkway West Star Being All She Can Be for Army
The Parkway School District, a hotbed for high school softball, has produced another standout in Sheri Schweiker. She's a four-time all-conference third baseman for the U.S. Military Academy - the first four-time selection in Patriot League history.Schweiker,...
Fancy Gop Fund-Raiser Here Irks Democrats Ladue Dinner Next Week Is Elitist, They Charge
If you have $10,000 to spare, you're welcome to spend it for lunch next Friday with former President George Bush at a Missouri GOP fund-raising event.You'll dine at the exclusive Log Cabin Club in Ladue, known for its restrictive membership policy and...
FDA Panel Urges Approval of New Aids Drug
A panel of scientists has recommended that the government approve a new drug to battle the AIDS virus. But they issued strong warnings that doctors still don't know enough about the drug to say who should take it.An advisory committee to the Food and...
Food Items Do the Job in Cleaning
YOUR great-grandmother probably soaked her yellowed table linens in sour milk to whiten them.Perhaps the child in you recalls seeing stale bread wiped over the wallpaper at Grandma's house to absorb oily dirt.Certainly we're all familiar with club soda...
GM Plans Push into Satellite TV
General Motors Corp. wants to take on the giants of the cable television industry with a billion-dollar satellite TV system, the world's largest automaker said Friday at its annual shareholder meeting.GM Hughes Electronics, GM's defense and electronics...
Go for Gin Is No Rummy, nor Is He a Crown Prince
Generally, it takes about an hour. The Kentucky Derby ends. The owner or owners of the winning horse float around Churchill Downs, wondering if it's real. Then, somebody wants to know about the Triple Crown.Bill Condren, co-owner of Derby winner Go For...
Going Buy-Buy
IT HAD BEEN four years since we'd last had a baby. It might as well have been 400.That is, in terms of baby paraphernalia.When our "bonus" baby arrived three months ago, we assured well-meaning friends and relatives that all we needed for our latest...
Help Yourself!
Beatles music I have unusual Beatles music that F.J. may be Ben Blewett I have Ben Blewett yearbooks from 1943. - J.C., 921-1650 Ben Blewett, too</P><P>I have a Ben Blewett yearbook from 1941. - J.C., 921-1650</P><P>Burlington...
How Cancer Got Its Deadly Grip on Jackie Onassis First, It Receded; Then, It Spread
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis returned to her apartment on Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, after doctors at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center had found that cancer had spread to her liver and had told her there was nothing more they could do for her.The...
Hud Right to Rethink Gun-Search Plan
The views of housing authority directors from 40 major cities apparently convinced the Clinton administration to scrap plans to ban guns in public housing and to require tenants to agree to warrantless police searches of their apartments.Housing Secretary...
In Hometown, Ellis Still Drawing Crowds
Not long after the Denver Nuggets defeated the Utah Jazz 94-91 in a National Basketball Association playoff game Thursday night, Bennie Lewis' telephone rang.It was one of Lewis' players on the East St. Louis Lincoln High basketball team. The conversation...
In the Spotlight
John FrascatorePosition: PitcherClass: AA ArkansasThrows: Rightws Bats: RightAge: 24Highlights: The big-league Cardinals have an earned-run average that sounds more like the cost of a movie ticket - 5.03 - and a rotation of starters who often have trouble...
Irritating or Not, Carr Is Doing Plenty Right
Part of Chuck Carr's charm, if it can be called that, is that he irritates everybody - mostly the opposition, but sometimes his teammates.But whatever he's doing, it's working. Carr, the Florida Marlins' center fielder, had a month-long cameo with the...
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who died Thursday at the age of 64, brought grace, glamour and pizazz to the White House. From decorating with an eye to historic preservation to entertaining with an ear for artistry, the former first lady was the nation's...
Jazz Trying to Keep from Spitting 3-0 Bit
The Utah Jazz were short-tempered and sullen after searching game tapes Friday for ways to avoid making NBA history in the worst possible fashion.After losing three in a row to Denver, Utah could become the first team to lose a playoff series after leading...
John Andretti Will Be Making Track(s) May 29
This year's Indianapolis 500 will be Mario Andretti's final race at Indy, and he is unquestionably the sentimental favorite for the May 29 race.But more than one big Andretti story has potential to unfold this time around.John Andretti has his own story...
Jury Hears Man Accused of Wife's Death, Sex Act
St. Charles County prosecutors have told a jury that murder suspect William Benson Dye beat and strangled his wife, then had sex with her in October 1992.Dye, 28, is on trial on a charge of first-degree murder in the killing on Oct. 11, 1992, of his...
Keep Your Fingers off My Precious Rye Chips
SO I'M DIGGING around in a tiny bag of Gardetto's Original Flavor Snak-ens one afternoon and a friend walks up to my desk."Hi! I love those - especially the little rye chips. Can I have some?"Instinctively, I pull the bag close in and hunch my shoulders...
Kiel Partners - Would They Foot Bill, Buy Ambush?
Bernie Bits:It's been a slow news week, so let's make a visit to the Rumor Mill, shall we?That's a fine idea:1. Word around town is that the Kiel Center Partners would like to buy out Dr. Abraham Hawatmeh, Ambush president, and then sign him to a contract...
Lawyers Consider Clinton's Options in Harassment Suit Justice Dept. Expects Role in Case
Justice Department lawyers are debating a wide range of positions on presidential immunity from civil suits, including arguing simply that a president should not be hauled into court during a summit meeting.The issue has been raised because President...
Life-Affirming Stories about Aids Patients
"LIVING PROOF: HIV AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" No MPAA Rating. Running Time: 1:20</P><P>THIS INSPIRING and uplifting film shows how different people - from Henry the Eagle Scout to a homeless man in New York to a policeman from Bloomington,...
May Charts $5 Billion Expansion Plan Calls for 110 Department Stores
May Department Stores Co. says it will spend $5 billion to open 110 department stores, 1,200 Payless ShoeSource shoe stores and 1,000 Payless Kids stores over the next five years.The expansion would increase May's size by nearly a third. At the end of...
Melzer Resigns, D'arcy Surprised
William C. Melzer resigned abruptly Friday as managing director of the St. Louis office of D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, the advertising giant.The company said Melzer, 48, left because of "personal reasons and philosophical differences about the future...
Mexico's Democratic Stirrings
Mexico has always considered itself above the turmoil that has so often gripped Latin American nations. That sense of stability has been profoundly shaken by the peasant rebellion in Chiapas, the assassination of the ruling party's presidential candidate,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Today's lesson, boys and girls, concerns baseball vernacular. Turn your textbook back to May 21, 1892, and look at a Texas League game between Houston and Fort Worth. Note that in 19th-century baseball, there was no such thing as an outfield wall.Outfielders...
Mrs. Kennedy's Death Mourned in U.S., Abroad She Will Be Buried Next to JFK
The nation mourned Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on Friday as her family prepared to bury her next to her assassinated husband at the nation's most hallowed cemetery.Mrs. Onassis, whose death marked the last chapter of America's Camelot, and John F. Kennedy...
Mrs. Onassis' Death Mourned in U.S., Abroad She Will Be Buried Next to JFK
The nation mourned Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on Friday as her family prepared to bury her next to her assassinated husband at the nation's most hallowed cemetery.Mrs. Onassis, whose death marked the last chapter of America's Camelot, and John F. Kennedy...
Nerinx Hopes Third Time Is Charm against Oakville
Nerinx Hall High School faces a major test today when it takes on Oakville in a Missouri girls soccer state quarterfinal at St. Louis University.But major tests are nothing new for the Markers."We've faced every team in the top 10 this season, and our...
Once Again, Northern Vietnam Can Celebrate Spring Festivals
After half a century of war and poverty, the villages of northern Vietnam are reviving traditional spring festivals that celebrate life's essentials and honor their patron saints."The last time I saw this festival was when I was 20," said a smiling man...
People
What does it take to walk out on CONNIE CHUNG? A few billion bucks, if we're to judge from computer tycoon BILL GATES of Microsoft.At a taping Thursday at Gates' office in San Francisco, Chung was probing Gates about his business and personal life when...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Police found Scott Mitchell, 36, of the 4300 block of...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Police found Scott Mitchell, 36, of the 4300 block of Penrose...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:ASSAULTSSt. Louis: A quarrel between brothers ended in twin shotgun blasts late Thursday....
Professor Recalls `Utterly Charming' Trip to New York Chance Meeting Wasn't the Last
It was a late Friday in 1952 when Merton C. Bernstein boarded a train in Washington headed for New York City.He expected a typical, tiring ride - but instead he met Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.Bernstein, now a law professor at Washington University in St....
Puckett Drives in 7 Runs; Twins Boot Red Sox 21-2
Kirby Puckett drove in a career-high seven runs and Minnesota set or tied several club records in a 21-2 drubbing of Boston on Friday night that extended the Twins' winning streak to six games.Carlos Pulido (2-3) was a last-minute starter for the Twins....
Puckett Drives in 7 Runs; Twins Boot Red Sox 21-7
Kirby Puckett drove in a career-high seven runs and Minnesota set or tied several club records in a 21-2 drubbing of Boston on Friday night that extended the Twins' winning streak to six games.Carlos Pulido (2-3) was a last-minute starter for the Twins....
Rcga President Taddeucci Leaving
Ned S. Taddeucci, president of the Regional Commerce and Growth Association for eight years, has accepted the position of director of bi-state government relations for the Barnes Jewish Christian Health System.The move by Taddeucci reflects a new emphasis...
`Roc' Rolls from Favor; Black Rancor Grows as Star Mounts Fox Hunt
The possible cancellation of "Roc" - a sitcom about a hard-working black family man - has drawn complaints that blacks on television are confined to a cultural ghetto filled with vulgar comedy and stereotypes.Charles S. Dutton, star of the Fox Broadcasting...
Russians Maintaining Fondness for Alcohol
Worn out by the daily battle for survival, impotent in the face of overwhelming economic and social upheaval, more and more Russians are finding solace in the old way. They're getting drunk.An epidemic of alcohol abuse is sweeping the nation.In Lipetsk,...
Science and the Tomato
Yes, but will it taste better? That is the real question about the new Flavr-Savr tomato, a genetically engineered food that will ripen on the vine longer before being shipped to retailers. The Food and Drug Administration has ruled the tomato safe...
Seminarians Learn Celibacy's Good Points Students Discuss Sexuality and Intimacy, Loneliness and Fruitfulness of Life Choice
With sex scandals shaking the Catholic priesthood, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury has decided it might as well prepare its students to live as celibates.Kenrick offers what is believed to be the only course on celibacy offered for credit at...
Sen. Bradley Hits Home in Wu Address
Sen. Bill Bradley drew whoops and cheers from Washington University graduates Friday morning with a series of light-hearted jabs at politically correct talk.Bradley tried to cover all the bases when he greeted his audience as, among other things, "people...
Sports Shorts
Masters Runner-up Leads Memorial By 2</P><P>Tom Lehman, who led the Masters for three rounds before finishing second, shot a bogey-free 67 and took a 2-stroke lead Friday at the halfway mark of Jack Nicklaus' Memorial tournament in Dublin,...
Student Rights, `Good Old Days' Sometimes Clash
IRVING KRISTOL, a cheerfully grumpy old man, believes that the expansion of students' legal rights in the last 20 years is in large part to blame for the increasing violence in urban schools."Why are there so many lawyers and judges out there trying...
SW Bell to Offer Phones in Maryland
Southwestern Bell Corp. responded to Bell Atlantic's plan to provide dial-up video by proposing Friday to provide telephone service over its cable system in Maryland.If regulators approve, Southwestern Bell would be the first AT&T offspring to invade...
Tci-Viacom Deal Would Help Them Make Up
Tele-Communications Inc. and Viacom Inc. are hammering out a cable TV partnership, a venture that would patch the rift between two of the country's most powerful media concerns, according to bankers close to both companies.TCI had considered a $2.2 billion...
Therapeutic Massage Can Be Helpful after Workout
Dear Dr. Donohue: I feel great after I get my post-exercise massage. Friends tell me it is all bunk. What evidence do you have to support the idea?What more evidence do you need beyond your own good feelings?Congratulations. You have not fallen prey...
Tigerettes Show Their Strength E. St. Louis Lincoln Places Four Relay Teams in Illinois AA Finals
The Lincoln Tigerettes can really accelerate a heartbeat when it comes to the Illinois girls high school track and field championships.Lincoln has won 14 of the last 16 Class AA titles, and the Tigerettes can send emotions on a veritable roller coaster...
Tobacco Company Paid Big Money for Movie Shots
INTERNAL MEMORANDUMS from the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. show that the company spent a million dollars from 1979 to 1983 to put images of its cigarettes into the movies. As part of the program, the company paid top stars thousands of dollars in...
Two Third-Generation Bells Have Their Eyes on Majors
The way Cleveland Indians prospect David Bell looks at it, no one forced him into a life revolving around baseball. He just inherited the family business and accepted the inheritance with his whole heart."I was really lucky because baseball is what I've...
U.N. Inspectors Clear N. Korea of Subterfuge
North Korea has not diverted fuel from a nuclear reactor to produce a key ingredient for atomic bombs, Defense Secretary William Perry said Friday.The North Koreans allowed international inspectors to verify directly that no such diversion had taken...
Update
Mirror-Image Intersection To Get Stop Sign</P><P>NEW STOP SIGNS are going up in Antonia, in Jefferson County, where some drivers have used a building's plate-glass window to help them see traffic bearing down on the hamlet's only intersection.</P><P>Residents...
U.S. Is Looking for Link of Haitian Military, Drugs Justice Department Has Uncovered Evidence, Memo Says
The Justice Department is investigating drug trafficking within the Haitian military.The department says prosecutors have evidence that top officers protected cocaine flights and freighter shipments.A confidential departmental memorandum obtained by...
Venture's Chief Sees Competitive Market
Top executives at Venture Stores Inc. on Friday outlined new expansion plans for Texas, while forecasting that this year will be another tough one in the retail market."We were disappointed with our 1993 results," Julian M. Seeherman, chairman and CEO...
Wilkins' Double in 11th Boosts Cubs by Giants
Wrigley Field looks a lot better these days, and it's not just because the ivy is blooming.Rick Wilkins' two-out RBI double in the 11th inning Friday gave the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. It was the Cubs' sixth win at home...
Workman-Like Effort Boosts Pacers
Indiana's victory over Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals was sweet redemption for guard Haywoode Workman.It came against the team that cut him adrift in the basketball world after only six games of his rookie season."It couldn't have been...
Wynonna, Nevilles Offer Memorable Double Bill
FIVE years ago, the concert pairing of a country songbird like Wynonna Judd, with the bayou bravado of the electrifying Neville Brothers would have been unfathomable. But they were the double bill Thursday night at the Fox Theatre.The Crescent City's...
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