St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 18, 1993

After Coal Contract, Some Miners Laid Off
Kim Conley had expected to be back at work Friday along with 3,000 other Illinois coal miners who ended their strike this week.Instead, Conley spent the morning nursing a cup of coffee at Hungry's Pancake House, trying to understand why he was laid off...
A Handful of Products Will Do a Lot of Cleaning
THE MORE cleaning products you have under the sink, the poorer your cleaning skills probably are, says cleaning expert Don Aslett.Aslett says you can clean everything in your house with only four products available at janitorial supply houses. Look in...
A.J. Hand Hand around the House
JUST ABOUT the easiest way to put down a new hardwood floor in your home is to work with prefinished parquet.You should be able to floor a whole room in less than a weekend. Here's how the typical job goes:Start by measuring the area of the room in square...
Alderman Offers Bill to Limit Pupils' Playing of Video Games
A St. Louis alderman wants to pull the plug on video game-playing that may be keeping children out of school.Alderman Velma Bailey, D-19th Ward, introduced a bill at the aldermanic meeting Friday that would make it illegal for schoolchildren to play...
An Alcoholic Ex-Con Turns His Life Around
Dear Ann Landers: The enclosed Associated Press story appeared in the Westerly Sun in Westerly, R.I. I hope you will find John Delgado's story as uplifting as I did and that you will share it with your readers. SHANNOCK, R.I.I did, and I shall. Here...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I am a senior citizen who lives alone with my 5-year-old tabby. If I sneeze, this cat comes running from wherever she is, meowing all the way, and jumps up beside me to peer directly into my face. She keeps meowing until I stop sneezing.Oddly...
Before Santa Arrives. Making the House Look Good without Wearing Yourself Out
MAYBE it's because our parents made us clean our rooms as punishment. Or because cleaning is one of the great unfulfilling tasks of life - as soon as it's done, it's time to do it again.Whatever the reason, more of us care less than ever whether we can...
Bill Limits Election `Street Money'
Against the wishes of Gov.-elect Christine Todd Whitman, both houses of the New Jersey Legislature have passed a bill that would ban the cash distribution of campaign "street money" and require that such payments be made by check.Sponsors of the bill,...
Black Church Follows Lead of Jesus as Worker
Leona Griggsby, the welcome lady at Centennial Christian Church on Sunday, told newcomers that they had come to "a church where Jesus is lord."Griggsby doesn't mean the Jesus waiting in heaven to return at the end of time. Instead, she's talking about...
Blues Adjusting Mentally to Life without Housley
For the last few weeks, the slumping Blues spoke hopefully about Phil Housley's return.When the gifted defenseman came back, they said time and again, many of their troubles would end. A spark would return to the offense, and opponents no longer would...
Blues Fire Up, Douse Flames
Blues general manager Ron Caron hoped to convene a team summit here Thursday night to discuss the inhumane treatment goaltender Curtis Joseph has endured.That meeting was postponed until today after the team got stranded 3 1/2 hours up the road in Edmonton...
Branson Safety Panel Seeks Theater's Plans
The city of Branson should ask the owners of the Five Star Theatre for a detailed structural analysis, a state task force studying building safety in the country music boom town said Friday.Branson City Administrator Sam Grove said he would pass along...
Break the Circle of Poison
How much easier it would be not to know that farm workers in Central America often are exposed to harmful chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, blindness and brain damage. How much more comforting it would be not to know that the brilliant...
Briefcase
THE ECONOMY Housing Starts Near Four-Year High Point</P><P>Low mortgage rates combined with an improving economy to help boost residential construction in November to the highest level in nearly four years.</P><P>Housing...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUIS City Sues Over Raises Given To Police Officers</P><P>The city of East St. Louis filed suit Friday in circuit court in Belleville asking for a review of an arbitrator's decision Sept. 24 that gave some police...
Briefs
BRITAIN Lawmakers Pushing Steps To Crack Down On Crime</P><P>The government in Britain pressed ahead Friday with proposals to take away a suspect's right to remain silent and permit children as young as 10 to be locked up.</P><P>The...
Canton's Late Goal Beats Ambush 17-16 Invaders Score with 1:01 to Play
In outdoor soccer, fluke goals often are called "garbage." They count, but they aren't pretty.In indoor soccer, with its boards and close quarters, the trash collector can be a prosperous person.And so it was that Marcelo Carrera of the Canton Invaders...
Car Survives Vodka Binge
Dear Tom and Ray: We are both Canada customs inspectors at the Windsor-Detroit border crossing. Recently, we examined a 1988 Cadillac Seville in our secondary inspection area.Under the hood of the car we discovered an undeclared 40-ounce bottle of vodka...
Castiglione Should Heed Zuppke's Words
Twenty years ago Fred Russell, esteemed sports editor of the Nashville Banner and an influential Vanderbilt alumnus, called an old friend with interesting news. Vandy's new athletic director had just said the AD job there was the second best in the country...
Claus for Alarm Santa Loaded Down with Health Concerns
If Santa Claus listened to his doctors, there might be no Christmas presents this year.Santa's medical history suggests that he risks serious medical consequences because of his round belly, love of milk and cookies, long work hours, failure to wear...
Clinton Makes Budget List, Checks It Twice Gets Ready to Dole out Gifts or Coal to Departments
WITH SPENDING LIMITS pinching more tightly than ever and only a few more chopping days left before Christmas, President Bill Clinton finds himself playing Scrooge rather than Santa this week as he makes final decisions about his 1995 budget.Budget...
`Creeping' in Her 3rd Season, Allen Sees Some Progress in Lady Bills
Two and three.Not a record to write home about, unless you're the coach of a women's basketball program that hasn't won half its game since . . . well . . . since a couple of other well-publicized disasters. Remember Chernobyl? The Iran-Contra scandal?Not...
Custody Fight over Infant Clouded by Future Lawsuit
An 18-month-old orphan who might someday win millions in a lawsuit is learning to walk and talk while a judge resolves a custody dispute clouded by allegations of rape and greed.The baby, Charles "Chuckie" Hoffman II, is the sole survivor of a May 9...
Desmet Shows No Mercy vs. CBC
It's tough for opponents to win a basketball game in the DeSmet High gymnasium. The Spartans have talent, tradition and fans who can turn defeat into humiliation.On Friday night DeSmet needed little help from its "sixth man" - the Spartans' vocal cheering...
Divorce Adds Dash of Vitriol to Kool-Aid Case
IF ST. PETER wanted to judge people by their worst moments on Earth, he would have their divorce files handy. Assuming, that is, that lawyers don't take all their files with them to hell.It is astonishing what former husbands and wives, people once bound...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: My bike is my only form of exercise, but I may have to give it up due to pain in the center of my left palm. It is a stabbing pain. I laid off awhile, but when I resumed biking, it came back. Is this some hand nerve? Can you tell which...
Ewing Gets One Goal, but Bigger One Looms
Patrick Ewing is the New York Knicks' career scoring leader, he's played in seven All-Star games and has won All-NBA honors.Only a National Basketball Association championship, however, will make him truly happy.Ewing says his individual accomplishments...
Exposing Nuclear Experiments Department of Energy Launches Effort to Examine Three Decades of Records
FOR THREE DECADES after World War II, top medical scientists in the nation's nuclear weapons industry undertook an extensive program of experiments in which civilians were exposed to radiation in concentrations far above what is considered safe today.The...
Faith and Healing
The so-called religious exemption in Missouri's child-abuse laws threatens to cost the state $500,000 in federal funds; it also hampers investigators and prosecutors in cases where children who may have been cured by conventional medical treatment die...
Flyers Welcome Lindros Back after 14 Games, Helps Philadelphia Win
A famous, undefeated philosopher says winning is an attitude. Well, Eric Lindros is an attitude, too. That's still the best way to describe it.After missing 14 games with a bad right knee, Lindros was back Thursday night at the Spectrum. He didn't score...
Folkl Music Dial 1-800-the-Best; St. Joe Star Honored as the No. 1 Prep Athlete
High school sports fans around St. Louis have witnessed the Kristin Folkl phenomenon for four years. Now, the phenom is going nationwide.Call her "Fab" Folkl. Call her "Special K." But make sure you also call Folkl, a senior at St. Joseph's Academy,...
Fox TV Wins NFL Contract Outbids CBS for Nfc Pakcage
Fox Television, the upstart network that gave viewers offbeat shows such as "The Simpsons" and "Married . . . With Children," outbid CBS for the NFC television package and will begin broadcasting games next season, the National Football League said Friday...
Giving Gadgets Gizmos May Be More for Fun Than for Use
They file. They schedule. They fax. They locate. They translate. Some even talk.This Christmas, office supply and electronics stores are selling a variety of pocket-sized, tiny-screen organizers, directories, calculators and translators.The best-sellers...
Golfers to Santa: Club Scrubber, Trip to Africa?
Time is running out, and you have no idea what to buy your favorite golfer for Christmas.Relax. Don't panic. Before you dash out and plunk down $1,000 on a set of turbo-powered Kevlar-Titanium-Boron Graphite clubs - that, if they existed, probably wouldn't...
Gop Hopeful Stresses New Ideas Newcomer Seeking Senate Seat Faces Longtime Democratic Official
Dave Tanzyus, a Republican from Collinsville, hopes to focus his first race for public office on new ideas and differences with his Democratic opponent, one of the best-known officials in Madison County.Tanzyus, 26, is the only Republican seeking the...
Gore Leads Russians in Public Debate
Vice President Al Gore led Russian citizens through a vigorous discussion of democracy Friday.He implored them to "fight on behalf of Russia's future" and linked U.S. support for President Boris Yeltsin to Yeltsin's commitment to reforms.The difficulties...
Guidelines for Purchasing a New Sewing Machine
Dear Eunice Farmer: This is the year I'm asking for the "biggie." Yes, a new sewing machine. I know you've written guidelines before, but the timing wasn't right. Will you please repeat them? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, especially...
Hallmark Oks White Christmas Visions of Easy Sorting Dance in Postal Heads
The world's largest greeting card company is giving the post office a whiter Christmas.The Postal Service asked Hallmark, the greeting card giant based in Kansas City, to discontinue red and green envelopes because they stymie automated mail sorting.The...
Hall's Care Is Site for Smith's 1st Staff Meet
When Skip Hall picked up Larry Smith and his family Wednesday at Lambert Field in St. Louis, it was more than just a reunion of acquaintances."We had a little staff meeting," Hall said, laughing. "Recruiting was the main theme."Hall and St. Louisan Curtis...
Harsh Impact Likely from Medicaid Cuts Hospitals, Homes Concerned
Cuts of $280 million in Illinois Medicaid payments, announced Friday, will have a severe impact on some nursing homes and hospitals, industry leaders predicted."It's a significant cut, and it definitely will affect health care," said Bob Webster, president...
Hey, Joe: Put Football Tigers on Grass in '94
BERNIE BITS:Joe Castiglione, Missouri's new athletic director, has an immediate opportunity to assert himself and win over those who doubt his aggressiveness.Here's how: carve up the hideous Omniturf at Farout Field and install a grass field in time...
Hope for Flood Insurance
A special section on glaring flaws in the administration and enforcement of the federal flood insurance program, produced by the staff of the Post-Dispatch, has attracted the attention of James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency....
Houston Teammate Says Alm Was Not a `Loose Cannon'
Jeff Alm was 25, a big guy who worked hard and played harder, drove fast and collected guns.It was a combination that made his life as a Houston Oiler exciting, but it might have led to his tragic death on a Houston freeway early Tuesday.Alm sat on the...
Illini Take on Troubled Chicago State
Chicago State basketball coach Rick Pryor is not happy these days.Bad enough that his team is 0-6 going into tonight's game against Illinois. The Illini, 4-1 and ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press ratings, are averaging 104.5 points a game at Assembly...
Islanders Keep Leafs in Slump
Marty McInnis' second goal of the game ignited a four-goal second period that gave the New York Islanders a 6-2 victory over the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.The four-goal differential represented the worst loss of the season for the...
Israeli-PLO Accord Facing Further Delay
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Friday that he does not plan to meet with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat again until he is sure they can settle the details of interim Palestinian self-rule.His comments, playing down the prospect of a meeting next...
Jokes Don't Bother Top Fruitcake Maker
Oh, yes, people do laugh. They say mean and hurtful things about fruitcake.Every Christmas, workers at Collin Street Bakery endure the same tired jokes. The most offensive suggests there's a single fruitcake in the world, passed from person to person,...
Judge Calls Arch Jumper Gifted, Then Jails Him
After lauding John Vincent's "gift of physical courage" for climbing the Gateway Arch and leaping off tall buildings, a judge brought Vincent firmly to earth Friday by handing down a three-month jail term.U.S. Magistrate David D. Noce ordered Vincent...
Junk Callers Get Message
Citibank's telemarketers dialed the wrong number when they called consumer advocate Michael Jacobson more than once. He'd been waiting to test a law against unwanted phone solicitations.Jacobson told Citibank twice not to call again with its offers of...
Kassebaum Joins Call for Packwood to Resign
Sen. Nancy L. Kassebaum said Friday that fellow Republican Bob Packwood should resign because of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and possible obstruction.Kassebaum, R-Kan., joined Sens. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., and Daniel K. Inouye,...
Kevorkian Gets Release from Jail He Says He'll Refrain from Assisting Suicides until Ruling on Law
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was released from jail Friday after promising not to help anyone commit suicide for the time being. He was hospitalized to recuperate from his 18-day hunger strike.Kevorkian was freed when a judge in neighboring Oakland County lowered...
Lower Phone Rates Ring in New Year Southwestern Bell Told to Make Cuts
Most St. Louisans will get a break on their telephone bills next month when the Public Service Commission lops $84.6 million from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s rates.Basic rates for phone service will not change under the 150-page order the commission...
Luge Mishap Costs Coach His Left Leg
Sepp Lenz, coach of the German luge team, lost his left leg Friday when he was struck by an American sled during a practice session.Lenz was treated at the track by medics, then was flown by helicopter to University Hospital at Bochum, about 62 miles...
Man Charged in Kidnap Try Ex-St. Louisan Denies Killing 2 Girls
Police are checking travel records of an auditor from Texas to see if he was in the St. Louis area when Angie Housman and Cassidy Senter were abducted and killed.On Friday, prosecutors charged the auditor, Gary H. Stufflebean, 37, with attempted kidnapping...
Mattie G. Myers, 79; Was Restaurateur, Volunteer
Mattie G. Myers, a longtime restaurateur who was active in the community, died Thursday (Dec. 16, 1993) at her home in St. Louis after suffering from cancer. She was 79.Mrs. Myers was in business for herself for 56 years, celebrating that mark Dec. 9....
Money Funny, but the Bucks Can Be Passed
Suspicious-looking U.S. dollar bills, some of which feature an excessively bald George Washington, aren't counterfeit, just new, federal officials say.For weeks now, skeptical merchants have been asking the U.S. Secret Service about bills that differ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
After hearing LARRY SMITH's comments and observations at his introductory news conference Thursday, Eye Openers has something to say about this new Missouri football coach:"We're not worthy! We're not worthy!"Not to throw water on the coals, but some...
Mourning, Curry Star as Hornets Slip by Nuggets
Alonzo Mourning scored 26 points and Dell Curry sparked a second-half rally for the Charlotte Hornets as they sent the Denver Nuggets to their eighth consecutive road loss Friday night 99-96.Hornets playmaker Muggsy Bogues went to the bench with five...
Net Gain Cbc's O'donnell (20 Shutouts) Wins Battle for Keeper's Spot
It was the year of the goalkeeper in St. Louis-area high school soccer."To be successful, you have to be solid in the nets," CBC coach Terry Michler said. "But this year, it seemed like a lot of teams had excellent players in goal."Consider some of the...
New Report Card Tracks Violence on Television
Nobody would invite a ruthless thug into their home to commit murder and mayhem. But a "TV Violence Report Card" says American television viewers do just that 10 times an hour in prime time.The survey, released by Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, D-N.D., also shows...
Nfc TV Rights Go Once, Twice, Sold to Fox
Fox Television, the upstart network that gave viewers offbeat shows such as "The Simpsons" and "Married . . . With Children," outbid CBS for the NFC television package and will begin broadcasting games next season, the National Football League said Friday...
Nfc TV Rights Go Once, Twice, Sold to Fox Outbids CBS for Nfc Package
Sunday afternoons will have a different television look next football season. The 14 teams in the National Football Conference will be moving most of their games from CBS to the Fox Network.In St. Louis, that means goodbye to KMOV (Channel 4) and hello...
No Early out for Jonathan Pollard
President Bill Clinton is being urged to commute the remainder of Jonathan Pollard's life sentence for spying for Israel. Pollard, an American, was sentenced in 1987 and is eligible for parole in 1995. The push for his early release is coming these...
Nominee Was Top Choice, Carnahan Says She'll Head Labor Agency
When Sandra and Eric Moore returned home last September from a 20th wedding anniversary vacation to Jamaica, they found several telephone messages about developments in the Missouri Department of Labor.Friends and associates were calling to tell Sandra...
Oklahoma Man Kills 2, Himself Killer Attacks Couple on Parking Lot with Rifle He Had Just Bought
A man with a semiautomatic rifle that he had just bought opened fire Friday in a shopping center parking lot, killing a married couple and injuring three other people before killing himself."It was just bam, bam, bam. I thought, `This is not for real....
O'neal's Magic Helps Orlando Halt Suns' Streak
Shaquille O'Neal scored 36 points and swatted away Kevin Johnson's layup attempt in the final 10 seconds Friday night, as the Orlando Magic snapped the Phoenix Suns' winning streak at seven games with a 104-101 victory.The Magic led 102-101 before O'Neal...
Pacers End Atlanta's Win Streak
The Atlanta Hawks' winning streak came to an end at 14 games Thursday night as Dale Davis had 19 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 99-81 National Basketball Association victory.The victory was the fourth in five games for the Pacers,...
People
ANITA HILL will tell her side of the story in a book.The story, of course, is her allegation of sexual harassment by CLARENCE THOMAS, now a justice on the Supreme Court.Hill made her charges at Thomas' confirmation hearings in 1991; since then, she has...
Racers Rebounding from Visit to Life's Dark Side
Surely the Murray State Racers remember the debacle that engulfed them the last time they played St. Louis University. And surely that memory - of a 94-58 loss last December - burned a mission into their hearts as they prepared for today's 3:05 p.m....
Ryan, Foe Clash over DUI Rules
Secretary of State George Ryan continued his push Friday to crack down on drunken drivers, but one of his political opponents called it "shenanigans."Ryan, a Republican seeking re-election, urged a subcommittee of the Senate Transportation Committee...
S. Africa Asks Foes to Get on Board De Klerk, Mandela Court Conservative Whites, Blacks on Constitution
A last-ditch attempt to lure conservative blacks and whites into the democratic process began Friday as Parliament opened debate on a constitution to end apartheid and white minority rule.President F.W. de Klerk and the leader of the African National...
School Chief Slain despite Warning
A warning unheeded may have led to the fatal shooting of the school superintendent in this town in Michigan.Chelsea Superintendent Joseph Piasecki got a warning that his life was in danger five minutes before he was fatally shot in the school administrative...
School Gunman Called Resentful
Stephen Leith was a troubled man who resented authority figures and was taking Prozac - a controversial antidepressant - under the supervision of a psychiatrist, investigators and students said Friday.Leith, 39, a chemistry teacher at Chelsea High School,...
Six Schools in Area Will Reap Benefits of $500 Million Grant
A $500 million grant to public education will encourage six schools in the St. Louis area to extend their work to change the way students are taught.The schools are Whitfield School, Parkway South High School, Kirkwood High School, McCluer High School...
Some Hints for Keeping the Holidays Safe
HERE'S a quick checklist to help you keep your holidays safe.Christmas lights. Examine your old lights closely before you put them up. If you have colored bulbs, look for large bare spots. A bare spot might simply be a scrape or it could be a sign that...
Sports Shorts
A's Land Henderson Again With 2-Year Deal</P><P>Rickey Henderson and the Oakland Athletics are back together, again.</P><P>Henderson will return to his hometown A's for the third time after agreeing Friday to a two-year contract...
Spotlight Focuses on Work of Police Officer in Case
A modest Christmas tree, decorated with pink ribbons, stands in the lobby of the St. Louis County Police Department's north precinct office. The tree is in memory of Cassidy Senter.Just steps from that Christmas tree is Tony Coleman's office.Coleman...
Stealth Bomber Makes a Highly Visible Debut
Four-star Gen. John Loh slipped the B-2 bomber out of the clouds Friday afternoon, curled lazily around Whiteman Air Force Base and landed neatly in a brisk crosswind.A few minutes later, base commanding Gen. Ron Marcotte leaned from the dignitaries'...
Symphony's 1993 `Messiah' Is Bright and Stylish
The sounds remain fully modern, of course, and so does the spacious venue, at Powell Hall.But the St. Louis Symphony's 1993 version of Handel's "Messiah" once again features an ensemble that at least in terms of its small size - a mere 32 choristers...
Taxes Are Going Up on Some Social Security Income
IT CAN'T BE that President Bill Clinton doesn't like senior citizens. But his new tax bill does include some bad news if you're either planning retirement or already retired.The big bad news: As much as 85 percent of Social Security benefits will be...
Taxes: Fewer Places to Hide Rates Haven't Changed, but Some Deductions Have
THERE'S good news and bad news in the new tax act.The good news: Despite all the hoopla, federal income tax rates are actually unchanged - unless you earn more than $115,000 as an individual or more than $140,000 as a married couple filing jointly.In...
Temple's Play Doesn't Back Up Coach's Comments
Temple coach John Chaney steadfastly maintains that his team should not be ranked fourth in the country.In his opinion, the Owls shouldn't even be 24th.But if he wants to get his point across, it would help if his players cooperated a little more. It's...
The Start Mu's Smith Bags First Two Recruits
In the flurry of congratulatory telegrams, fruit baskets and phone calls that arrived in the University of Missouri football office on Larry Smith's first full day on the job, there was more tangible evidence of Smith's immediate impact.On Thursday night,...
Threshold Seals Block Drafts under Door
Q: I have weatherstripped my front and side doors, but a draft comes in underneath them. How can I seal out the drafts under the doors without having the seal rub on my carpet when the door is opened? J.M.A: The threshold seal under a door is often...
Tiny Mussel, Mighty Menace Slippery Invader Surfs Flood South in Surprising Numbers
Zebra mussels are showing up in the St. Louis area in numbers that startle experts who track them. The prolific mussels, which began to slip into the area in September 1991, were swept down the Illinois River in droves by the floods this year.That the...
Tradition-Bound Japan Turns to U.S.-Style Discounters
Attention shoppers! In Aisle 7, we're running a special with prices so low, you'll hardly believe what country you're in."Times are changing," says Mitsuhiko Tabata, 25, as he rifles through a rack of cut-price men's suits in a discount shop near Tokyo's...
Trimming Mess from Christmas Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for an Environmentally Correct Holiday
ON the 13th day of Christmas, our true love discovers a mountain of torn wrapping paper, mounds of crumpled boxes, reams of discarded ribbon and piles of plastic plates and utensils. But much of the "morning-after" mess can be eliminated by planning...
Tyne Daly Is Everywhere - in TV Movie, Series
ASK Tyne Daly what she does and the four-time Emmy-winning actress will tell you she's primarily a storyteller.She'll also tell you there's no doubt her acting work is at least as important as being a biochemist or a physicist, two occupations she once...
Umsl Faces Siue Today in Game for `Braggin' Rights'
The ballyhooed "Braggin' Rights" basketball game between the Missouri and Illinois men's teams is Wednesday night at The Arena.But for a pure matchup of Missouri players against Illinois players, it's hard to top today's women's game between Missouri-St....
United, Southwest Put Heat on Twa
An employee buyout at United Airlines, coupled with the merger of Southwest Airlines and Morris Air, could leave Trans World Airlines with less room to maneuver."Everybody's going to squeeze TWA a little," said Paul Turk, an industry analyst and consultant...
U.S. Has Not Abandoned Aristide, Christopher Says
THE UNITED STATES is still resolute about restoring democracy to Haiti and is trying to work out a new formula to achieve that goal, Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher said Friday.Christopher also said he remained committed to carrying out the...
U.S. Signs off on Courthouse Slightly Scaled-Down Project to Get under Way This Summer
The federal government's landlord announced Friday that smooth sailing was ahead toward construction of a slightly trimmed down U.S. Courthouse here.An official of the General Services Administration, which builds and leases government facilities, said...
U.S. Soldiers Leaving Somalia First Battalion out Had Pivotal Battle
On an explosive night in October, 2nd Lt. Damon Wright led an infantry platoon into a firefight to rescue U.S. soldiers trapped in an ambush."It was like a movie," he said. "We didn't know if anyone was going to get out alive."Wright, 24, of Grand Island,...
Wisdom from Women Who Lived Boldly
KNOW ANY wild women? Besides me, I mean?If you do, race off to a bookstore and have a look at Autumn Stephens' "Wild Women: Crusaders, Curmudgeons and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era."It's a wonderful book, published...
Yeltsin Fires 4 More in Election Aftermath
A shake-up in President Boris Yeltsin's inner circle continued Friday, while his supporters were criticized for letting "narcissism" blind them to the threat of the far right.Incomplete results Friday from Sunday's elections were virtually unchanged....
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