St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 3, 1995

1 for the Books Stoic Osborne Takes Biggest Win in Stride
It was nearly 1 a.m. Monday when disheveled Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, after his night of nights, entered the room where the Orange Bowl postgame news conference was taking place. Two trophies - one large and stocked with oranges, the other a mere...
Abortion Clinics Increase Security Following Shootings Two Boston-Area Facilities Prepare to Reopen after Killings
Workers at an abortion clinic stepped around a blood-stained patch of floor on Monday as they cleaned up after the gunman who killed the clinic's receptionist and wounded two other employees.Down the street, at another abortion clinic where the same...
Airlines Lose Money on Way to Recovery Fare Wars, Competition Bad for Bottom Line
This was supposed to be the turnaround year for the nation's biggest airlines. Fleet cutbacks and the rebounding economy left fewer empty seats. Fares should have risen.Instead, the industry found ways to lose money.With a discount nearly every month...
Angels of Death Hover over Oregon
Little noticed amid the avalanche of Republican victories in November was the narrow approval by Oregon's voters of a so-called "Death with Dignity Act." A federal judge has prohibited its enforcement pending resolution of constitutional issues, but...
Back from Crack, Barry Takes over `Rise Up and Believe . . . Again," New D.C. Mayor Urges Residents
Marion Barry completed a remarkable political comeback Monday, retaking the mayoral office he left in 1991 after being caught on videotape smoking crack-cocaine in a hotel room.As the nation's capital faced a $500 million budget deficit that will force...
`Bad, Bad Girls': Gang Lifestyle Nets Free Trips, Money for Teens
What do you get when you drop out of high school, hustle people for money and join a gang?Besides bullet fragments in the face from a gang-related assault, a gang lifestyle has netted an 18-year-old woman from Kansas City and her mother free trips to...
Bad Bargain in St. Charles County
St. Charles County government may need room to expand, but it was wise to put off a final decision on buying the 4.67-acre site of the former St. Charles Metal Finishing Co., next to a site already owned by the county Highway Department. The price negotiated...
Bosnian Croats Sign Latest Cease-Fire Plan U.N. Presses Croatian Serbs to Join Truce
Bosnian Croats signed the latest cease-fire in the Bosnian war on Monday, two days after the truce was signed by Bosnian Serbs and Muslims in the 33-month conflict.The commitment of Kresimir Zubak, head of Bosnia's Croats and president of a Croat-Muslim...
Bottle Backers in Pickle over Catsup Ticket
JUDY DeMOISY is the ultimate volunteer.She volunteered to take the rap for her organization. Judy risked a fine up to $500. When the law showed up, she stepped forward.It was the finest moment in the Great Collinsville Catsup Bottle Bust.The drama took...
Briefs
NATION ARKANSAS Clintons Fly In For Short Vacation</P><P>President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in his home state of Arkansas Monday for a mini-vacation, and President Clinton noted with relief that part of his schedule...
Buffs Trounce Irish 41-24 Salaam Slowed; Stewart Shines
Kordell Stewart accounted for two touchdowns and set a school bowl record with 348 total yards, as No. 4 Colorado pounded unranked Notre Dame 41-24 Monday in the Fiesta Bowl.The Buffaloes (11-1) gave a fitting sendoff to Bill McCartney, who was coaching...
Captive Russian, 19, Decries Chechen War `War Will Come to Nothing,' Infantryman Says
Vladimir Chudinov had hoped to celebrate his daughter's first birthday at home this month. Instead, Chudinov, a Russian soldier is a prisoner of a war he calls unjust."This war will come to nothing," said Chudinov, 19, an infantryman.He and two other...
Catch 22 of the Day: A Fishing Industry That Destroyed Itself
For centuries one of the great fishing areas of the world was the Georges Bank, in the Atlantic off the New England coast. Over the past 20 years, as the catch declined, commercial fishermen resisted limitations. Now, so few cod and haddock and flounder...
Chaplains Are Spared the Ax in Congress
REPUBLICANS ARE STRIKING at the sins of Congress but will spare those responsible for the souls of its members.After some debate, the Republican leadership has decided not to do away with the House and Senate chaplains, full-time positions that cost...
Charities Find Ways to Keep Spigot Flowing
Charitable organizations in America are struggling to keep up. For four years in a row, individual giving has fallen behind what the charities calculate as their industry's inflation rate. So they're looking for longer-term sources of income to back...
Chechen Fighters Repulse Russians
Chechen defenders appeared Monday to have forced back the Russian army in central Grozny - but at the price of heavy casualties and widespread destruction.Chechen fighters in Argun, five miles east of Grozny, said there were only a couple of pockets...
Chechens Cling to Grozny as War Rages
Chechen rebels fought street-by-street with Russian forces for control of the breakaway republic's capital Monday.Both sides sent in more men as casualties mounted. A few hundred Chechens held on to the presidential palace despite a ferocious pounding...
Colorado Wins, but Loses Salaam Heisman Winner Leaving for NFL
Rashaan Salaam had the last word after all.After Colorado's final game of the regular season, coach Bill McCartney announced his resignation. That upstaged a 2,000-yard rushing season by Salaam. Six weeks later, Salaam got even.The Heisman Trophy-winning...
Congressional Spouses White Gloves and Tea Parties? Most of Them Don't Have Time
LIKE MILLIONS of working women, Brenda Lyons Talent tries to balance the demands of two young children, a job and her marriage to Rep. Jim Talent, R-Chesterfield. This daily juggling act puts the Talents in a position of knowing what a lot of American...
Crusaders Play out Good Fortune Up to Title Game, but . .
The St. Dominic High Crusaders came crashing back to earth Friday night.The Crusaders, who were seeded 10th in the first St. Dominic Christmas Tournament, knocked off No. 7 Hillsboro, No. 2 Parkway North and No. 3 Wentzville to reach Friday's title game.But...
Diet Is Just One Factor in Kidney Stone Picture
Dear Dr. Donohue: What causes kidney stones? My son just passed one. He says he has not been put on any diet. He is just told to drink lots of water daily. Would appreciate any information.Most kidney stones are calcium, and I'll assume that much for...
Driskill Not Bitter, but `Disappointed' at Handling of Dismissal
Jeff Driskill wasn't completely surprised to be terminated as football coach at Lindenwood College. But he wasn't expecting it either."I guess my wife put it best. She said she wasn't surprised but she was shocked," said Driskill, a product of Fort Zumwalt...
Duchesne Invitational Opens Tonight with Trio of First-Round Contests
The 18th annual Duchesne High Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament will begin tonight with three first-round games.The eight-team tournament runs through Saturday."We're excited about the tournament and we're excited about our chances," Duchesne...
Dukes Rips South Carolina State
Cherokee Parks scored 20 points to lead six players in double figures Monday night, pacing No. 11 Duke to a 107-61 rout of South Carolina State in Durham, N.C.Parks also grabbed eight rebounds as Duke (9-2) ran its nonconference home winning streak to...
Elite Eleven Features 3 from Area
The ninth annual Missouri Class 4A High School All-State Soccer Team was selected in Columbia last month.This year's team, selected in a vote of coaches throughout the state, featured the first Show-Me Elite Eleven in addition to first-team and honorable...
Fast-Food Clown Back - to Mixed Reviews Some Say Jack in the Box Ads Too Violent
Jack In The Box is blowing up its image - literally.The fast-food chain's new TV commercial features its famous clown - dressed in a business suit - detonating the company boardroom to get revenge at executives for blowing him up in a famous 1980 spot.The...
FDA Facing New Anti-Regulatory Mood Republican Leaders Say Agency Is Too Zealous
A SMALL PLUNGER-LIKE device to resuscitate heart-attack victims has become the symbol of overzealous government regulation.Incoming House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., has displayed it on several occasions, insisting that it could save countless lives...
Few Gop Hopefuls Have War Records
THE MILITARY records of potential Republican presidential candidates may soften criticism of President Bill Clinton for his youthful evasion of the Vietnam draft.With the exception of Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, whose right arm is paralyzed as a result...
Fletcher's 241 Yards Run Badgers by Duke
Brent who? At the start of the season, Wisconsin tailback Brent Moss was a Heisman Trophy candidate. On Monday, he was a forgotten man.In his place emerged a new hero, a senior who made his last snap in college football - a 49-yard touchdown run - a...
Florida St. Puts on Show, Outlasts Florida in `Ot'
Before the Sugar Bowl began Monday night at the Superdome, the scoreboard read Florida 31, Florida State 31, a reminder that this was a rematch of the stalemate they had submitted to Nov. 26.The Gators that day were chomping the Seminoles 31-3 before...
Four `Early Birds' Ready to File for School Board Two Incumbents Are Seeking Re-Election in April
Four candidates, including two incumbents, will be up early today to file for the April St. Louis School Board elections.And although the races promise to be much less bitter than in years past, one incumbent said the races were no less important.The...
Frontenac Mayor Chides Firm over Bidding War for Store
Frontenac Mayor Newell A. Baker is upset with representatives of Nordstrom department stores for not committing to building their first store at Plaza Frontenac.Baker recently issued a statement complaining that the Seattle-based Nordstrom is engaged...
Gaming, Fitness Deals Put Lawyers in News
LET'S GO TO PRESS! Capitol Gaming International, developer of the glittering new casino and entertainment complex in downtown New Orleans, has retained Gerry Carmody of our town's Bryan Cave law firm, to rep its interests in Missouri. . . .Terry Lister,...
Ghosts of Romantic Past Still Haunting Many of Us
Another New Year's Day recedes in the rear-view mirror. Ahead, within spitting distance, looms not only a new century but also a new millennium.Yet, some of us are doing our damndest to hold time at bay, even to turn it back.The state of Vermont comes...
Girl Dies Trying to Hide from Flames Ten People Survive Blaze in Centreville
A 7-year-old girl who crouched under the covers when her bedroom blazed up perished early Monday in Centreville, while another child in the same bedroom fled with her nightclothes in flames, authorities said.In all, about 11 people were in the house...
Gop Could Lose in Tax-Cut Wars
Will Americans believe a "middle-class bill of rights" from Bill Clinton?In any event, the war against the federal budget deficit is over, and the tax-cut bidding war for middle-class hearts is about to begin. If 1995 politics was a TV show, it would...
HIV-Positive Husband Is Treated like Invalid
Dear Ann Landers: My husband, "Charlie," is HIV positive. Every time he coughs or sneezes, his mother asks, "Is everything OK?" She acts as if he has one foot in the grave.I realize that "Edna," his mother, has a right to be concerned, but she feels...
Hot Jobs: What to Look for in the '95 Employment Market
The new year should offer plenty of hot job prospects, but workers shouldn't count on landing one of the better ones unless they've got the right mix of skills and experience."People will be able to find jobs, but whether they can get jobs with the pay,...
Israel Halts Settlement Expansion on Disputed Hilltop
Israel halted the expansion of a Jewish settlement on a disputed hilltop in the occupied West Bank on Monday, deciding that the bulldozers were undermining peace talks with the Palestinians.Meanwhile, in one of the worst episodes of violence since the...
James Woolsey Gives Up
CIA Director R. James Woolsey Jr. is the latest high-level Clinton appointee to depart, though apparently he was not shown the door. He simply concluded that life was too short to put up with working seven days a week and up to 18 hours a day. The Aldrich...
Kratzer Kicks off New Chapter for Lindenwood Lions Coach Brings Outstanding Record on, off Field from Hasting, Neb
The new era of football at Lindenwood College kicked off last week as the Lions introduced their new coach, Dan Kratzer."Dan Kratzer has outstanding coaching credentials," Lindenwood president Dennis C. Spellmann said. "We had a number of tremendous...
Lawmaker Is Heading from Jail to Capitol Chrismer Served 44 Days for Anti-Abortion Protest
Speaking out for the first time since his arrest for an abortion-clinic protest, state Rep. Rich Chrismer, R-St. Peters, said Monday that he has changed his tactic from confrontation to legislation.At the same time, Chrismer denounced the recent abortion-clinic...
Let's Tune out NCAA until It Plays Right
Tom Osborne did more than win his first mythical, mystical, misty or mysterious - a future poll will determine the No. 1 adjective - major-college football championship.The long-suffering Nebraska coach made the case for long-suffering fans of a big-time...
`Little' Manuscript Alcott Devotee Buys, Sells Unpublished Book
Kent Bicknell's obsession with Louisa May Alcott tormented him for more than a year before he finally raised the money to rescue an obscure manuscript penned by her.Now the story may be headed for a real Hollywood ending.Bicknell, 47, the headmaster...
Man Suspected in Killing Hangs Himself
A man suspected of robbing an elderly motel owner of $150 and then beating her to death hanged himself in his Greene County Jail cell Monday, authorities said.Jailers making a routine check about 2:20 a.m. found James C. Spurlock hanging from a bed sheet...
`Maverick' Weicker `Trying Damnedest' to Leave What He Loves
LIKE BOOKENDS, the Watergate scandal and Connecticut's first income tax frame Lowell P. Weicker Jr.'s career in politics.Revered by many for having taken on President Richard M. Nixon's White House as senator, Weicker as Connecticut's governor was spit...
Mohamed Siad Barre; Ex-Somalian Leader
Ousted Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, who thrived during the Cold War but left his nation starving and in disarray when he was forced from power in 1991, died Monday (Jan. 2, 1995) in exile.Mr. Siad Barre, whose birth year has been given variously...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Monday's Citrus Bowl game between Alabama and Ohio State had a tough act to follow: The Citrus Bowl practices.Call it the Citrus Bowl Screengate, the non-controversy over why Ohio State's practice facility had a screen around it and Alabama's didn't.Ohio...
Mu Chips off Rust, Downs Washington Sub Walther Sparks Tigers in 71-61 Victory
Who is Missouri's go-to guy? Some would say Paul O'Liney. Derek Grimm has had some big moments.Monday night, it was Chip Walther who provided the big lift as Missouri overcame Washington 71-61 in front of 3,738 fans at Edmundson Pavilion.Walther finished...
Mu Chips off Rust, Downs Washington Tigers Register 8th Road Victory in a Row
The University of Missouri basketball team hadn't played in 10 days. But the Tigers were well-tuned enough Monday night to post a 71-61 nonconference victory over Washington.Missouri has won eight consecutive road games, although its two triumphs away...
Mu Tightening Standards for Quick Admission
Some high school seniors waiting to apply to the University of Missouri at Columbia had better hustle.Faced with a record number of applications and a potential space crunch next fall, the university is raising its requirements for immediate acceptance....
Obituaries
Veda C. Venuto</P><P>Veda C. Venuto, 86, of Lake Saint Louis, died Sunday (Jan. 1, 1995) at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon.</P><P>Mrs. Venuto was a homemaker.</P><P>The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at...
On Ninth Try, South Carolina Gets Bowl Win
South Carolina waited six decades for a victory like this. Gamecocks coach Brad Scott delivered it in less than a year.South Carolina, 0-8 in previous postseason appearances, won its first bowl game Monday, beating West Virginia 24-21 in the Carquest...
Orphanages Could Be an Answer
ORPHANAGE. It's a word that can create a mental image of sad-eyed children in drab clothes shuffling into a gloomy dining hall to eat cold mush on tin plates. Or coughing and weeping as they huddle under tattered blankets in their dark, drafty dormitory.The...
Ortwerth Fills in Two Staff, County Counselor Posts Corrections, Finance Chiefs to Come Later
As he settles into the first week of his new position, St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth has selected a new county counselor to replace Stephen A. Martin and has hired two members of his personal staff.But it may be late this month before Ortwerth...
Paramedics and the Public Trust
Missouri's law regarding emergency medical service employees seems pretty clear. It permits the state Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to revoke or suspend the license of any paramedic or emergency medical technician who has a drug or alcohol addiction,...
Penn State 2 Much for Oregon 38-20 Win Likely Not Enough to Sway Voters
Unbeaten, untied and uncrowned, even Penn State knew that a victory this big over Oregon might not be enough to win the national championship.The second-ranked Nittany Lions knew it Sunday night after top-ranked Nebraska's Orange Bowl victory over Miami....
Penn State 2 Much for Oregon after 38-20 Win, Lions Lobby for Piece of Title
Even perfection isn't good enough for Joe Paterno and Penn State.Unbeaten, untied and uncrowned, the No. 2 Nittany Lions left the Rose Bowl feeling it was unfair not to get at least a share of the national championship after winning every game.They knew...
`Pension Max' a Good Strategy, with Pitfalls
All workers nearing retirement must make important decisions, some whose consequences may not be known for years.One such decision, faced by workers who are entitled to a traditional pension, is whether to take higher pension payments that last only...
People
Singer LYLE LOVETT figures his 15 minutes of fame came - and went - when he married JULIA ROBERTS 18 months ago.The press scrutiny that followed their wedding has ebbed, Lovett tells The Los Angeles Times. "I think I have definitely peaked in terms of...
Poland Hopes to Combat Inflation with New `10,000-to-One' Zloty
Shop clerks and bank cashiers took quick glances at conversion sheets Monday as they fingered shiny new zloty coins issued to replace old bills battered by inflation.To simplify bookkeeping and banking operations, the National Bank of Poland issued the...
'Roseanne's' Becky Bewitched by Program
LAS VEGAS oddsmakers probably would have put her at about 100-to-1. Sarah Chalke, a relatively inexperienced 16-year-old actress from Vancouver, was up against hundreds of other young actresses from across North America before the 1993-94 season to replace...
Screen Play Football Fans Flock to Area Sports Bars to Cheer on Teams
WHAT real sports fan would sit home to watch the New Year's bowl games? A true fan gets out with the crowd - not at the game itself, of course, but at a sports bar.Here are a few instant replays from Monday's action: The Downtown BowlAt Walter Payton's...
Southwest Conference Co-Champ Not in Southern Cal's League 55-14
Southern Cal's first visit to the Cotton Bowl produced a Texas-sized victory for the Trojans.In the second-largest rout in Cotton Bowl history, No. 21 Southern Cal rolled up a 48-0 lead Monday and went on to a 55-14 victory over Texas Tech. It could...
Sports Shorts
NHL, Players Continue `Low Level' Sessions</P><P>With a deadline looming to cancel the season, the National Hockey League and its players association held day-long talks Monday, although there was no immediate word if progress had been ...
Spotlight
Casey E. Shiller, a junior at Fort Zumwalt North High School, is in the spotlight for his achievements in drama. Next week, he will make his directing debut with a musical at his school.As part of his independent studies in drama, Casey is directing...
Stay of Execution Denied for Man Who Didn't Kill
The Supreme Court denied a stay of execution Monday for a Texas man who, the state has conceded, did not kill the victim of a kidnapping and murder for which he was convicted in 1987. The vote was 6-3.Although the court reviews and denies numerous requests...
St. Louisan Fletcher Runs for 241 Yards; Badgers Belt Duke
One of Wisconsin's smallest players saved his biggest game for last."That little guy is something," Badgers coach Barry Alvarez said after St. Louisan Terrell Fletcher carried 39 times for 241 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-20 victory over Duke in...
Students Find Surprises in Indian Study English Class Makes Project of Native American Culture
After studying American Indian culture in an English class at Orchard Farm High School, most of the 12 juniors were surprised that the Indians were not angry sooner about how they were treated in our country's formative years."Most said, `I would have...
Supernova Wiped out Species, Theory Says
A mass extinction on Earth 225 million years ago may have been caused by an exploding star that zapped the planet with radiation and stripped away the protective ozone layer, a scientist says.An explosion of a supernova within 30 light years of Earth...
Teen Helping Motorist Is Fatally Shot
When Christopher West and two buddies stopped to help a man after a car wreck, it didn't seem like a dangerous chore to take the man home and help him get into his house.But the man's scared son, 13, was waiting inside with a loaded rifle and West, 18,...
Temptation Gene Brings Tight Jeans
It was 1995 at last and the woman's scale bore a strong resemblance to her credit cards. She had maxed out. She was carrying the excess of last year into the lean, mean new year. Her gift from the Magi weighed in at precisely five pounds. These had appeared...
Testaverde Wishes His Father Could Watch
While walking off the Municipal Stadium field Sunday beneath a shower of praise, Vinny Testaverde paid attention only to those he could not hear.And his thoughts were with the one man he could not see.He pointed up to the seats that contained 21 members...
U.S. Promises to Aid Mexico Credit Line Meant to Bolster Peso; Zedillo Delays Speech on Economy
The United States pledged Monday night to put up half of an $18 billion international support package to help stabilize Mexico's currency.In Mexico, however, a nationally televised speech by President Ernesto Zedillo to outline a multibillion-dollar...
U.S. Promises to Aid Mexico Treasury Plans Boosting Credit to $9 Billion to Shore Up Peso
The United States pledged Monday night to put up half of an $18 billion international support package to help stabilize Mexico's currency.As Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo was preparing to describe his new economic rescue plan in a national address...
U.S. Tightens Grip on Navy Missiles Control of Launching Sequence on 18 Subs to Be Land-Based by '97
In a revolutionary break with tradition, the Navy has reluctantly agreed to equip its strategic missile submarines with electronic devices that put their thermonuclear weapons under the control of shore-based authorities.For the first time since U.S....
Village Officials Gear Up for Growth; Annexations Clear Way to the Future `We're Not Anxious to Grow, but If You Don't Grow You Die'
The village of New Melle is at the center of a housing boom in southwestern St. Charles County, but the village has changed little since its incorporation in 1979. Village officials say that's about to change.John Anderson, chairman of the five-member...
Violent Crime Brings Changing View of Juvenile Codes Some Officials Favor Opening Up of Information on Young Offenders
Local law-enforcement officials and educators want the Missouri juvenile code changed to give them the right to know when a child or teen-ager has a history of criminal violence.Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon would go a step further. Nixon favors...
Warriors Turn Up Flat at Title Time `We Obviously Didn't Play as We' Wanted, Coach Says
The St. Charles West Warriors just didn't have it Friday night."We obviously didn't play as well as we would've liked. And DeSmet really played a great game," West coach Terry Hollander said after his Warriors fell 88-66 to DeSmet in the title game of...
What to Do about Entitlements?
The Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform was unable to agree on a set of recommendations for the president, which is just as well. The commission's leaders, Democratic Sen. Robert Kerrey of Nebraska and Republican Sen. John C. Danforth,...
Williams' Late Jaunt Boosts Alabama
Sherman Williams could have sunk to the level of those around him, with all their fumbles, interceptions, blocked kicks, penalties and shanked field goals. Instead, he turned in one of Alabama's great bowl performances.Williams appeared to be everywhere...
Woman Confirms Advice on Listening to Heart
Dear Abby: I remember the letter signed "Nameless" - the widow who attended the reunion of her late husband's World War II buddies. There, she met a widower who had lost his invalid wife just six weeks earlier. It was love at first sight and they wanted...

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