St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 1, 1995

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2 Brookline Clinics Got No Marshals' Protection 2 Shot, Killed after Warning about Threats
After the killings of an abortion clinic doctor and his escort in Florida raised fears of a nationwide conspiracy, deputy U.S. marshals were dispatched to protect dozens of clinics around the nation.But the clinics in Brookline, Mass., where two women...
2 Mu Scientists on the Scent of Antiquity Tiny Greek Vases Reveal Perfumes Weren't like Ours
In a classic case of cooperation in science, a biochemist and an archaeologist from the University of Missouri at Columbia have discovered some of the ingredients in ancient Greek perfume.What they found did not smell pretty."Our evidence all points...
'94 Was Unsettling Year for St. Louis Television
ONE THING about St. Louisans, we don't much like change. Oh, change for the better is all right, if we could ever agree on what was better. But mostly we think things are fine, thank you, the way they are.Especially, St. Louis TV viewers dislike change....
'95 Goals: Relax Enjoy, and Grab More Rebounds
Every human being is born onto earth with some weakness or another: Sloth, greed, avarice, the inability to digest onions and green peppers without violating federal emissions standards.This is why we make New Year's resolutions. We admit our shortcomings,...
A Bad Year for Mr. Clinton
For President Bill Clinton, 1994 started off well enough, with a rallying call for national health insurance, but it certainly did not end that way. The Nov. 8 elections were seen by most analysts as a repudiation of the president, and he spent the...
Acoustic Neuroma: Tumor Is Benign and Grows Slow
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 70-year-old man. When I was a child, I once had fluid in the ear diagnosed as otitis media. About 30 years ago, I started having ear noises, like the sound of air rushing through an open car window. And just recently, I was examined...
A Digest of What's in and What's out, What"s Hot and What's Not in the World of Mutual Funds
NEW FROM LINDNER International Fund Launched</P><P>Lindner Funds has launched an international fund just in time for the new year.</P><P>The Lindner International Fund plans to invest at least 65 percent of its assets in...
Admiral Revisits Vietnamn, Seeks to Heal Wounds Zumalt Links His Son's Death to Agent Orange
As commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt Jr. always read the daily casualty list from the bottom to the top.That's because his elder son, Elmo Zumwalt III, was serving in Vietnam at the same time under...
A Dream Dies Tragic Accident Cuts Short Life of a High School Basketball Star
The bullets missed. So it was not his time to die. That is what his mother would say. Jamil Dowdell was leaning into the trunk of his 1977 Cutlass, getting a pair of gym shorts to play basketball. Suddenly, gunshots shattered the windows. Someone screamed....
After 60 Years, Flower Shop May Be Losing Its Euclid Location
A flower shop that has stood on Euclid Avenue for 60 years might be uprooted in a few years, a victim of the fact that its location is so lucrative.In less than three years, the shop - the Euclid Flower Shop - could be replaced - by a bookstore, by a...
Arnold Man Saved after 5 Hours in Sandy Trap Rescue Efforts Triggered Slide, Trapping 2nd Man
Just after noon on Saturday, a stream of sand snaked around Scott Richardson's feet as he stood at the bottom of a sand pit at Arnold Ready Mix in the Imperial area.Then it got worse. By the time the slide stopped, sand had poured over Richardson's ankles,...
As Howard Moves on, D-Day Could Be at Hand for Rice, Too
Saturday's Liberty Bowl was the last game in an Illinois uniform for linebacker Dana Howard. But it might also have been the last hurrah for fellow linebacker Simeon Rice.The senior Howard had seven tackles and one sack against East Carolina. Rice led...
A Tale of Mary and Joe, Chicago-Style
MARY and Joe were flat broke when they got off the bus in Chicago. They didn't know anybody and she was expecting a baby.They went to a cheap hotel. But the clerk jerked his thumb at the door when they couldn't show a day's rent in advance.They walked...
Auction Action: Cashbah Event Promises Lively Bidding
THE 26th ANNUAL Cashbah for St. Louis University High School will open its treasure trove of 700 to 800 auction items for lucky bidders March 25.The annual auction is one of the oldest and most successful in the area. Held in the school gym with lively...
Ballet Mecca St. Petersburg Claims All the Greats of the Ballet World, and Then Some . .
NO CITY is more identified with classical ballet than St. Petersburg. Even when it was rechristened Leningrad, and the great Maryinsky Ballet was renamed the Kirov in honor of the leader of the city's Communist Party, this was the capital of classicism,...
Battle of the Billy Bowl: A Giants Alumni Game
Bill Parcells was an assistant at Army in the late 1960s when he first met Bill Belichick. Belichick was still a student at the time, but his father was a coach at Navy."I've known his family and his father for well over 30 years," Parcells said.In the...
Bears Take on Vikes, Whammy in Playoff Tilt
Dennis Green owns the Chicago Bears.Six games, six wins. Blowouts or overtime. Night or day. Inside or outside. Summer or fall.No matter the circumstances, Green never has lost to the Bears since he became Minnesota's coach in 1992. But the National...
Be It Resolved, Again: Ideas Still Good for '95
Dear Readers: If some lines in this column sound vaguely familiar, you have a good memory. They appeared in this space last year. Not much about New Year's Day has changed, so thank you for allowing me to loaf a little.Make this coming year better than...
Best of the Worst 1994's Worst Styles in Hair and Clothing
MAYBE IT WAS HIS HAIR - a neo-Everly Brothers pompadour - that made me ask myself, "What's wrong with this fashion picture?"Certainly, the clothes didn't help.His gray fake fur wasn't so bad. But the skinny, three-sizes-too-small "Norwegian sweater"...
Best Stories, Performances in Turbulent Year for League
As we ring in 1995, here's one last look at the top stories and memorable performances in the NBA in 1994.Top stories:1. Silencing millions of skeptics, Michael Jordan makes good on his promise to retire.2. Despite the fact Jordan is true to his word,...
Beyond the Spotlight Maestro's Home Life Was a Sad One
ARTHUR FIEDLERPapa, The Pops And MeBy Johanna Fiedler268 pages, Doubleday, $24.95ARTHUR Fiedler is among the better known musicians of this century. He died in 1979, after leading the Boston Pops Orchestra for 49 years. Though Fiedler was a symphonic...
Billikens Magic Number against Umass - Top 25
Easy-going Erwin Claggett rarely squirms with anything approaching anger. Might be that only two things can flip the switch:A St. Louis University opponent threatening in the second half.A question about whether Claggett and the Billikens, unranked despite...
Bloody Awful or Bucolic British Rite?
Is fox hunting, as Oscar Wilde said, "the unspeakable in pursuit of the uneatable," or is it a valuable countryside tradition, misunderstood and vilified by over-sentimental city dwellers?British lawmakers will have a chance to debate this question when,...
Blues All-Stars Deliver Four Hours of R&b Soul
It was a long night Friday at the Fox Theatre. Performing under the moniker The Blues All-Stars, Johnnie Taylor, Tyrone Davis, Denise LaSalle and Willie Clayton hosted a four-hour R&B soul revue that individually showcased their distinctive acts.Clayton...
Bosnian Serbs Sign on to 4-Month Cease-Fire Accord Could Lead to a Permanent Truce
Serb leaders on Saturday joined the Bosnian government in signing a cease-fire agreement that could bring a four-month truce to Bosnia.The accord comes after a week of intense shuttle diplomacy by Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Rose, the U.N. commander in Bosnia....
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ALGERIA Many Muslims Attend Rite For Slain Christian Priests</P><P>Several thousand Algerian Muslims attended the funeral Saturday of three Roman Catholic priests slain by Muslim guerrillas in the northern town of Tizi-Ouzou, the Algerian...
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ALGERIA Many Muslims Attend Rite For Slain Christian Priests</P><P>Several thousand Algerian Muslims attended the funeral Saturday of three Roman Catholic priests slain by Muslim guerrillas in the northern town of Tizi-Ouzou, the Algerian...
Building Up to the New Year First Night Revelers Party on a Civil Note
Thousands of St. Louisans welcomed 1995 at a downtown festival that was as sane, civil, easygoing and alcohol-free as any public event could conceivably be.First Night Saint Louis' third New Year's Eve extravaganza provided singing, dancing, music, art,...
Businesses Advertising in Cuba Small Signs Pop Up as Trades Catch On
Billboards, radio jingles and TV spots have long been common in Cuba - all urging Cubans to safeguard President Fidel Castro's 35-year-old revolution.Now, ever so slowly, the propaganda pitches are being sandwiched by commercial advertising.Small signs...
Candidates for Office in St. Ann Put the Camp Back in Campaign
St. Charles Rock Road on New Year's Eve might not be the best place in the world or the best time of the year to go camping.But it's not too bad if you have a television, a tent, a cellular phone, a heater, a can of peanuts and a mission.Two candidates...
Carnival Time: The Fun Ships Live Up to Their Reputation
IT'S DAY FOUR and waiters, with platters of fire perched precariously on their heads, are doing the limbo through the aisles of the restaurant.Bus boys are dancing in the corners to Caribbean music. Diners join right along in the festivities, some clapping,...
Carr, Timmons Lead Siuc to 2-Point Win at James Madison
Chris Carr scored 20 points in the second half and Marcus Timmons hit a layup in the last minute that broke a 78-78 tie Saturday, as Southern Illinois University-Carbondale went on to beat James Madison 82-80 in Harrisonburg, Va.Timmons' layup with 58...
Cheers Greet Returning Pilot `Treated Fine' in Captivity, Hall Says
Helicopter pilot Bobby Hall returned early Saturday from 13 tense days of captivity in North Korea to a hometown decked with yellow ribbons, balloons and "Welcome Home Bobby!" signs.From his front porch, he thanked the community and his family for their...
Chris Ford on Fellow Celts: `Just Looking for Excuses'
Gosh, you mean they may not get it turned around this season? Boston Celtic execs, who hyped their team all summer, blanched when it went 1-6 under Don Casey, filling in for Chris Ford who was recovering from polyp surgery, falling to 10-17.General Manager...
Clinic-Killings Suspect Seized Young Man Is Caught Firing on 3rd Clinic - in Norfolk, Va
John C. Salvi III, a 22-year-old, Bible-quoting student hairdresser, was arrested here Saturday and charged with killing two people at two abortion clinics in Brookline, Mass., the day before.The arrest came a few minutes after a man, apparently Salvi,...
Colors from the Past
THE KITCHEN of the past was decorated with a limited palette. Green and beige or red and white or perhaps blue were almost the only colors.The young women who might have become household maids or cooks before World War I looked for higher-paying factory...
Concern about Fed Rate Hikes Weighs Heavy on Bond Funds
U.S. mutual funds investing in taxable bonds reported their biggest losses since 1974 this year as a surge in interest rates sent bond prices tumbling.Stock funds suffered their worst year since 1990."It's been a very tough year," said Tony Sagami, president...
Confusion Clouds Wall St. Outlook Fed Rate Hikes Hit Stocks Hard
After a year of frustration and disappointment in the stock market, Wall Street is hoping for an upturn of fortunes in 1995.But the tough past year has left many investors battle-scarred, unable to sort out the range of conflicting predictions about...
Court Rules on Duty to Parents
The California Supreme Court, clarifying the duty to care for aged parents, says adult children can be prosecuted for neglect only if they have control over an elder's care."It means that if you take on the responsibility of caring for your parent, you...
Crash Takes Away Fishing's Shining Star
The tension built as the big bass were weighed. Laser lights flashed around the stadium, music blared and 23,000 people waited on the edge of their seats.Who would win?The pro, the man everyone expected? Or could the amateur pull it off, the underdog,...
Deformed Birds Found in Refinery's Marsh
Scientists have discovered dead and deformed duck embryos in a marsh operated as an environmental showcase by Chevron USA.The findings provide new evidence of possible widespread problems in San Francisco Bay from the selenium-tainted wastewater discharges...
Diamond Demon Cobb's Troubled Life Still Fascinates
COBBA BiographyBy Al Stump464 pages, Algonquin, $24.95TY COBBHis Tumultuous Life And TimesBy Richard Bak194 pages, Taylor, $29.95TWO-THIRDS of a century after he took his last at-bat in the major leagues, Ty Cobb continues to engage - indeed vex - the...
Diva Does Double with Pop Album It's Met to Broadway for Marilyn Horne
YOU LOVED her as Carmen, as Marie in "Wozzeck" and in a wealth of other operatic roles. Now you can hear Marilyn Horne, the great mezzo-soprano, belting out pop songs with all the flair of a musical comedy superstar.Not every opera singer can make this...
Does Deadline Really Live in Nhl Duel?
At long last, No Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman has set a deadline.Or has he?He has told the NHL Players' Association that the games "must begin by Jan. 16 in order to schedule 50 regular-season games and full playoffs," which may well be true.But...
Don't Bet against Nfl's Big 3 Powerhouses Take the Bye
One for the thumb? How about one for the ages?Since the NFL championship became Super, three franchises have dominated the pro football landscape. The Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, all possessing byes this weekend, are...
Don't Skip Lunch: 401(k) Plans Are Hard to Beat for Retirement
Think there is no free lunch? 401(k) plans come pretty close.Named after a section in the Internal Revenue Code, 401(k) plans permit employees to make regular contributions to a retirement fund, usually through payroll deductions.The contributions offset...
Downstate Illinois Abortion Clinics Report Satisfaction with Security
Security measures are in place to protect staff and patients at the three abortion clinics in downstate Illinois, but police acknowledged Friday that no security system was foolproof if an individual was determined enough.Shootings Friday at two Boston-area...
Drifting with the Manatees Florida's Citrus County Offers a Laid-Back Retreat
YOU'VE BEEN TO Disney World, and you've been to Sea World. Maybe you're ready for the Real World, as experienced in Florida's Citrus County.About 60 miles north of Tampa, Citrus County bills itself as part of "Florida's Nature Coast." The county likes...
Equal Treatment for All Missouri's Cities
Sunset Hills is going to court to try to establish what should be a self-evident proposition: The municipalities of St. Louis County must be treated like any other cities in the state. Right now they are not; and that legal exception is preventing 20...
Estonians Are Caught in Border Tussle with Russia
When Nikolai Vosunurm gets up in the morning, he crawls out of bed in Estonia and walks to Russia to use his outhouse."What can I do?" shrugged Vosunurm, 49, a shy farmer who unwittingly finds himself in the middle of a border dispute.His one-room log...
Extended Memoir Rolls On
UP AT OXFORDBy Ved Mehta448 pages, Norton, $25VED MEHTA has a voluminous memory. It's so voluminous, in fact, that this is the seventh volume of his chronological autobiographical series "Continents of Exile," and he's only up to the late 1950s, when...
Fab 5
Some folks believe that whatever you do on New Year's Day colors the rest of your year. So - if you don't want to spend 1995 watching a bunch of overpaid, overpumped athletes kicking some strange ovoid object around - here's five times five other ideas....
Fine Tuning Your Investments in '95 Will New Year Bring out Bears or Bulls?
If you're going to tune in the stock market this year, you'd better be a sharp stock picker with a cast-iron stomach.The big-stock indexes have been spinning their wheels for a year now, and some analysts are betting that they'll stay stuck in the mud.Meanwhile,...
Fitness "Lite"
Today millions of Americans are making a New Year's resolution to exercise more. Yet only a small percentage of them will keep it.If you want to keep your resolutions, try making them easier and more fun. Only those who perform exercises they truly like...
Food, Festivals, Historic Homes Complement Getaway to Casino Coast
Q. I am planning a trip to the Mississippi casinos along the Gulf of Mexico. Is there anything else to do there so I can convince my non-gambling wife to go with me? Also, are there any junkets from this area?A. The Mississippi coast was a popular...
Funky, Fabulous and Famous Sound Rooted in African-American Tradition Informs Many Genres
THE DIRTY Dozen Brass Band's Gregory Davis believes in the power of funk. After all, he has been putting it to work on crowds for years.It's a beat that the entire country, even the world, has been dancing to for some time.Former James Brown trombonist...
Globetrotters Change Faces but Keep Same Message
The Harlem Globetrotters have survived 68 years because of their tricks.So it was no surprise recently when one of the red-white-and-blue wonders was able to hush 300 talking heads at Wilkinson Elementary School in St. Louis. Tyrone "Hollywood" Brown...
Grant Could Change How Science Is Taught in St Louis Schools Leaders of Effort to Get $15 Million Reformulate Proposal
The $15 million carrot that the National Science Foundation has dangled before St. Louis to beef up the city's science education programs for minority students could create an education revolution here, experts say.The foundation's Urban Systemic Initiative...
Green Has Bears' Number; Could the Number Be Up?
Dennis Green owns the Chicago Bears.Six games, six wins. Blowouts or overtime. Night or day. Inside or outside. Summer or fall.No matter the circumstances, Green never has lost to the Bears since he became Minnesota's coach in 1992. But the NFC Central...
Growth Funds Find Favor Slowdown May Put a Crimp in Value Shares
Having watched the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes over the past year to keep inflation in check, Wall Street gurus believe the economy is headed for a modest slowdown in 1995.With that in mind, mutual fund strategists say investors will be better...
Happy New Year: The Avant-Garde Are Now Up to Four Kisses
DID YOU GET kissed for New Year's? How many times?Miss Manners is not trying to pry into anybody's private life. Quite the opposite. She has noticed that the true political division of the world is between those who believe they should have some say...
Hard-Boiled Heroine Undergoes a Dangerous Quest
FATLANDSBy Sarah Dunant215 pages, Otto Penzler, $21JUST WHEN you think the burgeoning female-private-eye fiction field is getting too crowded for another entry, Hannah Wolfe muscles her way into the front ranks. Right up there with V.I. Warshawski, Kinsey...
Health Stocks Hottest Tickets in Area in '94
Take one Democratic president promising health-care reform. Bring to a boil.Mix in a smidgen of lobbying and a host of political troubles to simmer the pot. Top it off with a Republican election landslide that ousts the Democrats from control of Congress.And...
Helping Hand
St. Louis Children's Hospital has received a $100,000 donation from the Dana Brown estate. The late Dana Brown was a longtime benefactor of Children's Hospital, with donations and involvement in the Hale Irwin benefit golf tournament dating back some...
Hentrich Heads for the Border Seeking Safety
After watching Detroit's Mel Gray return four kickoffs for 159 yards, and one punt for 17, Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren wasn't about to give him one more chance.Not while clinging to a 16-10 lead with seven seconds remaining in Saturday's National Football...
High Schools Give Tournament-Time Reprise in January
The Christmas basketball tournaments have ended, but area fans can look forward to some big tourneys in January.One, the Martin Luther King Classic at Normandy High, will take place on Jan. 16. The featured game of a tripleheader will pit defending state...
'Huskers Goal Is New Script against Miami
If the scenario sounds familiar, it is.Nebraska is the undefeated Big Eight Conference champion and ranked No. 1. Once-beaten Miami still has a shot at the national title but can't control its own fate. The two teams meet in the Orange Bowl, the biggest...
Illini Silence Pirates Illinois Rolls 30-0 in Liberty Bowl
A 73-yard, first-quarter touchdown pass from Illinois' Johnny Johnson to Jasper Strong typified Saturday's Liberty Bowl.It lifted the Illini, and silenced East Carolina. And Illinois thoroughly muzzled the Pirates on the way to a 30-0 rout."We hadn't...
In 1 Year, Family Court in County Has Cut Delays the Two-Year Wait for a Divorce Is Over
Family Court opened in St. Louis County on Nov. 15, 1993, with 13 judges and two commissioners. It faced a load of 14,000 new cases and a backlog that had left some couples waiting two years for a divorce.A year later, even the judges are surprised by...
Index Funds Looking Better after Down Year
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's the idea behind investing in an index fund, which mirrors a broad cross-section of the stock market. In an index fund, you never have to worry about whether you can do as well as the market - because an index fund...
It's a Circus Nebraska Quarterback Controversy Even Has Elephants
By Saturday, it had come to this . . .Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne was lamenting that the Orange Bowl allowed its halftime act - a circus - to rehearse on the lush stadium grass."We might have to hop over elephant tracks," Osborne said.To which...
Kc's Stars Get Crossed Bellwethers Come Undone against Miami
Without them, first remember that the curious and volatile Kansas City Chiefs would have been fiddling or twiddling at home Saturday - not engaging the Miami Dolphins in a first-round playoff game at Joe Robbie Stadium. Without them, the Chiefs wouldn't...
Lamar Alexander, an Asterisk Now, Lays Groundwork for '96
Republicans have right now the elements of a good sentence: unity, coherence and emphasis. They stood around at their Christmas parties smiling at no one in particular. They have majorities in Congress, a leader and a mandate. Life is good.They can even...
Life's Magical Feathers
As we depart 1994, one image refuses to leave me. While many found the words of Forrest Gump philosophical, for me, the film's boldest and most insightful statement came before the first word was spoken.A feather, weightless and thin, floats aimlessly...
Local Cyclist Takes Dream to Europe U.S. Road Race Champ Takes New Challenge
Kevin Livingston of Glencoe won't soon forget the U.S. National Cycling Championships last June - as much for the pain he withstood as for what he won.Livingston, a 1991 graduate of Lafayette High, recalls a draining 102-mile race that included more...
Local Line
How area, Missouri and Illinois players fared in the NFL this season: NAME POS. COLLEGE NFL TEAM Mel Agee DL Illinois Atlanta 54 tackles, 3 QB pressures as part-time starter. Steve Atwater S Arkansas ...
Locations That Will Offer Voter-Registration Forms
Here's a list of locations where users of state services will be offered voter-registration forms:St. LouisRevenue Department branch offices at 1408 North Kingshighway and 4628 South Kingshighway; fee offices at 414 Washington Avenue and 3917 Lindell...
Looking into Time's Continuum as the New Year Rises
A FEW DAYS AGO, the Salt Lake Tribune carried an article on how to avoid hangovers. Such pieces are seasonal staples in the press, inebriation being one way Americans observe the arrival of the new year - that most conspicuous moment in our lives when...
Love Fest: That Island Weekend Again
Richard Viguerie, the pugnacious conservative strategist, is relaxing in the cafe of the Hyatt Regency talking about love, family and personal regeneration.In walks the equally pugnacious Democratic senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski. "Pour it on!"...
Maids Presented to Veiled Prophet
ON HIS 111th annual visit to St. Louis, His Mysterious Majesty, the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan appeared from the fog to the music from the Triumphal March from "Aida." The potentate, not quite as tall and skinny as banker Andy Craig, took his customary...
Marquette Masters Wisconsin No. 19 Badgers Drop 11th in Row on Road
Tony Miller scored 18 points as Marquette defeated 19th-ranked Wisconsin 80-65 Saturday in Milwaukee. It was the 11th consecutive road defeat for the Badgers.Sophomore Rashard Griffith scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as Wisconsin (6-3)...
`Meanest Waves in World' Lured Surfer
This beach needs lifeguards or a priest. The body of an expert surfer washed ashore here at Pillar Point last Friday, swallowed by waves that grow like weeds, and, yet, his peers are already leaping back in.They are virtual kamikaze pilots, baited by...
Measures Would Ban All Animal Fighting Previous Missouri Law Tossed out as Too Vague
Missouri has a cockfighting ban on the books - it's just too vague to be legal.But bills were pre-filed in December in both chambers of the Missouri Legislature to ban all animal fighting and baiting.The bills, SB13 and HB106, would replace the existing...
Meola in Goal Indoors like Larry Bird at Pop-a-Shot
On a warm Independence Day not so long ago, Tony Meola played goalkeeper against Brazil. The world watched. American flags fluttered in the wind. Men, women, children chanted his name.On a cold December night, Tony Meola played soccer in Dayton. He gave...
Meters and Tickets Bring in Millions
Parking tickets and parking meters are big business in St. Louis.The city's parking meter division rakes in about $2 million a year from parking meters and $2.3 million from parking violations.The division is part of the city treasurer's office. Some...
Miller Juggles Schedule with New Assurance
Since she won five medals in gymnastics as a 15-year-old at the 1992 Summer Olympics, Shannon Miller has grown.She has grown into a two-time world champion and she has also grown 4 inches and gained 20 pounds in a sport that remains a race against the...
Misplays Doom Chiefs San Diego Is Next Foe for Miami
Without them, first remember that the curious and volatile Kansas City Chiefs would have been twiddling at home Saturday - not engaging the Miami Dolphins in a first-round playoff game at Joe Robbie Stadium. Without them, the Chiefs wouldn't have bandied...
Mississippi State Hopes to Head off NC State at the Pass
One of the keys to victory for Mississippi State in Sunday night's Peach Bowl against North Carolina State will be its ability to prevent big plays in the passing game.Walt Harris, the Bulldogs' All-Southeastern Conference cornerback, will play a key...
Mississippi St. Plan: Head 'Em off at Pass
One of the keys to victory for Mississippi State in Sunday night's Peach Bowl against North Carolina State will be its ability to prevent big plays in the passing game.Walt Harris, the Bulldogs' All-Southeastern Conference cornerback, will play a key...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The 1994 sports year swamped the Upon Further Review staff.Strange, sick, disturbing, stupid and oddly humorous things kept happening day after day after day. Before you could say "Gillooly," another bonehead was making news.Here are some of our bests...
Mother of All Bowls Is the Shopping Bowl
TODAY is the big day.Few people slept last night as visions of crowds and competition danced in their heads. The prayers for good weather have been answered. By the end of the day, someone will win and someone will lose. It's the culmination of a year...
Musings on Life, Fate, Circumstance
IS LIFE as people live it a matter of design or simply a matter of chance and circumstance?No one is pretentious enough to ask themselves that question in such a blunt manner, but most people think about it to some extent. Philosophers, artists and theologians...
My Modest Proposal
Happy New Year.Oh, there's no day like New Year's Day.You rise late and feel around for your head. It is that large swollen object attached to your neck.Speaking of swollen, someone seems to have pumped your gut full of air. It wobbles like a half-filled...
Nail Mark on Heel Bone Uncovers Questions about Christ's Position on Cross
The heel bone of a man crucified about the time of Jesus casts doubt on the traditional depiction of Christ on the cross.The bone, a replica of which has been placed on display at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, bears the mark of a six-inch nail...
National Lawyers Network Advises Gays in Uniform
By the time President Bill Clinton issued his "don't ask, don't tell" policy for homosexuals in the armed forces, it was too late for Navy Lt. Zoe Dunning.Dunning - encouraged by candidate Clinton's promise to lift the ban on homosexuals in military...
Nation World Nation: Believe It, Year Gave Ripley's Volumes to Savor
What were the odds last New Year's Eve that O.J. Simpson would be the man of the year ahead?That one of the nation's two best female ice skaters would be kneecapped on behalf of the other one? That the daughter of one of the two biggest, strangest American...
Neglect Case Lawyer under Ethics Cloud
The lawyer who represented a couple convicted of leaving their two young children alone while they vacationed in Mexico has been accused of violating state ethics rules.The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint last week...
Neuheisel Takes Takes over on Hot Seat at Colorado
Rick Neuheisel admits he had to adjust to the difference between coaching at UCLA and coaching at Colorado.Like last March, for instance, when he reported for spring practice as the Buffaloes' new quarterbacks and receivers coach."I was out there in...
Never Buy a Car That Exudes Dad Appeal
(This is a rerun of a Dave Barry column from 1990.)TODAY'S CONSUMER topic is: How to Buy a Car.The First Rule of Car-Buying is one that I learned long ago from my father, namely: Never buy any car that my father would buy. He had an unerring instinct...
New Israeli Law Restricts Palestinian Authority Role
Israeli officials are starting the New Year armed with a new law that, they say, will put an end to Palestinian political activity in Jerusalem.As 1994 drew to a close, Israel's Parliament voted in favor of the Gaza-Jericho Agreement Implementation Law....
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