St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 11, 1994

2 Auto Dealerships Here on Top Black-Owned List
Two St. Louis-area car dealerships have again made one of Black Enterprise magazine's lists of the nation's largest African-American-owned businesses.Leader Lincoln-Mercury, 6160 South Lindbergh Boulevard, ranked 18th on the magazine's list of the top...
"A Common Victory for Justice, for Peace'
Here is the text of Nelson Mandela's speech Tuesday at his inauguration as president of South Africa:YOUR MAJESTIES, Your Royal Highnesses, distinguished guests, comrades and friends.Today, all of us do - by our presence here, and by our celebrations...
Adios, Amiga Commodore Calls It Quits, Sending Fans into Mourning
High and dry. Abandoned. Marooned.Around the world, millions of owners of Amiga computers felt that way last week after a two-sentence statement was issued from West Chester, Pa., home of Commodore International Ltd. The maker of their treasured machines...
Agency Urges Update in Flood Forecasting
More accurate and timely river predictions for the Flood of 1993 could have saved hundreds of millions of dollars and "dramatically reduced" human suffering, a new report says.The report, obtained Tuesday by the Post-Dispatch, found that flawed computer...
Alexander Signs at Hutchison PD Player of Year Joins Juco Champs
Demetrius Alexander will have to wait two years to experience Division I college basketball. But he already knows what it's like to be heavily recruited.Several bluebloods of junior-college basketball came calling for the Post-Dispatch Player of the...
America"s Students Behind the Times
America's children are "prisoners of time," says a report issued last week. The meaning: Our children are being told, in effect, to learn what they can manage to learn in the time we make available: 180 days of 6- or 7-hour days foreshortened by lunch,...
Another Season Might End Early for Reds' Browning
Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds was released from the hospital Tuesday, one day after breaking his left arm and collapsing in a game.The team's trainer said Browning, 34, probably is out for at least two months."It's possible that he could return...
Arocha a Dud against Cubs Zambrano's Two Hrs Zing Cards
Rene Arocha, after his escape from under Cuba's thumb three years ago, began his professional pitching career with the Cardinals' Louisville farm team.Arocha then won 11 games last year in his first big-league season, but this year he's pitching as...
Beauty on the Ice: Oksana Baiul Rumors Abound That She Is Considering a Move to America
SHE may be the world's most graceful athlete - a majestic child capable of making grown men weep almost as easily as she does - but Oksana Baiul still has a thing or two to learn about human nature."There is just no way a person as sweet, as innocent...
Being Followed by a Moon Shadow at Steelhenge
AT THE GREAT ruins of Steelhenge -- known to the locals as the Serra Sculpture - a lively group of revelers gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate the solar eclipse."I was drawn to it. I can't explain why," said Mike Bounds. Like most of the revelers,...
Bill Takes Crime out of Sex between Teens
High school couples in Missouri may soon be able to have sex legally.A bill passed by the state Senate on Tuesday decriminalizes sex between consenting teen-agers aged 14 and older."The bill reflects the realities of the '90s - probably the '70s," said...
Boatmen's to Mail `Debit' Card
About 113,000 St. Louis customers of Boatmen's Bank will soon get an automatic teller machine card that doubles as a MasterCard "debit" card.The card can be used to buy things at any store that takes MasterCard. The money for the purchase will be instantly...
Both Sides on Target on Weapons Ban
LISTENING to congressmen argue the ban on 19 types of so-called assault weapons, I had trouble making up my mind. Both sides of the debate sounded absolutely right.On the one side, we had those who wanted these weapons banned because they have only one...
Braves Win in 15, after 7-Run Ninth
The Atlanta Braves came back from a seven-run deficit in the ninth inning, then beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 Tuesday night when pitcher Mike Stanton bunted over the head of third baseman Tom Quinlan in the 15th inning.Stanton (1-0), Atlanta's seventh...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS MORTGAGES Prudential To Sell Part Of Loan Portfolio</P><P>Clayton-based Prudential Home Mortgage says it will take bids on the sale of $5 billion of its $77 billion loan-servicing portfolio.</P><P>Prudential says...
Briefs
ITALY Berlusconi Takes Power; Far Right Joins Cabinet</P><P>Media magnate Silvio Berlusconi became Italy's prime minister Tuesday and named a Cabinet that brings the far right into government for the first time in 50 years.</P><P>Berlusconi...
Browning Breaks Arm, out `at Least 2 Months'
Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds was released from the hospital Tuesday, one day after breaking his left arm and collapsing in a game.The team's trainer said Browning, 34, probably is out for at least two months. "It's possible that he could return...
Browning out `at Least Two Months' after Fracturing Arm
Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds was released from the hospital Tuesday, one day after fracturing his left arm and collapsing during a game.The team's trainer said Browning, 34, is likely out for at least two months."It's possible that he could return...
Bugs Are Back, and This Time They'll Crawl Faster
IT's BACK.The bug that was like a suburban infestation in the '60s and '70s, swarming in every garage, is with us again - the Volkswagen beetle.It didn't win any beauty contests, had a horn that sounded like an apology and an engine a cut above a lawnmower,...
Cafeteria Food Should Be Learning Experience
I SAW a news story that's hard to swallow:In St. Louis, some schools serve fast food in the cafeteria.Rockwood students are getting pizzas from Domino's and Pizza Hut, the story said.Mehlville caters to kids with Subway, McDonald's and Taco Bell.Other...
Cardinals Roll 7 in 11 Lankford Hr in 11th Knocks off Cubs 7-6
Given the rate at which baseballs have been launched out of Busch Stadium this year, Ray Lankford was surprised when he narrowly missed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning Monday night."They changed the ball on me," he said, in jest.In the 11th...
Cards Seek Spark Plug to Tune Up Bats
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but the sticks the Cardinals have been swinging might leave hardly a bruise.The Cardinals were expected to have one of the best offensive clubs in the National League this season. And to a man, the players still...
Changes: New Entrants Are Beginning to Improve
St. Charles Speedway's Lillian Hemsath has noticed a few changes in the track's results recently."We've been seeing a lot more of the new guys finishing near the top," she said. "The regulars are still up there, but we're also seeing some of the new...
City Urged to Rezone Tract, Block Development
The St. Charles Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending that the City Council rezone 45 acres of land on the city's northern border to an office classification - an action the property owner claims would block her efforts to sell property to an...
Clear the Air
The bill that would require St. Louis area motorists to have their motor vehicles inspected thoroughly every two years for harmful emissions is moving again in the General Assembly. Unfortunately, some lawmakers still want to play games with this bill,...
Clinton Weighs Fund to Pay His Legal Bills
With President Bill Clinton facing what could be well over a million dollars in personal legal bills, the White House is considering creating a legal defense fund.White House officials said Monday they were studying ways Clinton could seek private donations...
Cockamamie: Chickens Unruffled by Eclipse
Even over the telephone, Dale Waltrip sounded suspicious. In all his 68 years, he said, he'd never heard such a question."You what?" Waltrip asked. "You want to watch my chickens?"Sure. The eclipse, you know. Will it make the chickens act funny? Will...
Community Group in Controversy over Paying for Master Plan
A controversy among Lake Saint Louis Community Association board members and finance committee members has flared in the midst of an election on how to pay for the association's master plan.The association has mailed to members a ballot asking how best...
Confusing Airline Rules on `Non-Refundables'
Dear Ann Landers: This is not an earth-shaking problem, but can you check with your sources and find out why airlines refuse to allow their cheaper, "non-refundable" tickets to be sold to another person?Once the ticket is paid for, what difference does...
Costas Heads for Hill for Garagiola Feature
BERGER BITS: That was NBC sports man Bob Costas with a crew at the Bocci Club on The Hill the other night providing sound bites on Joe Garagiola for a feature that will air Monday on the "Today" show. Doing the tell-all on Pal Joey were the likes of...
Dreamer as a Youngster, Johnson Was No Saint; Now He Is
As a high school sophomore, Joe Johnson approached his mother, Jackie, with an empty shoe box and a heart full of dreams."You see this box here?" Johnson said. "Next year, this box is going to be full of letters and stuff from different schools. They're...
Duchesne Misses Bid for State by 1 Stroke
One stroke. That's all that stood between a number of area golfers and a trip to Columbia for the state championship tournaments next week."Sure, it's frustrating," Duchesne High coach Ron Kjar said. "I'm sure every one of these guys can look back on...
EPA Scientists Lower Dioxin Risk Level
Dioxin's greatest health risk at common exposure levels comes not from cancer but from its subtle effects on the immune system and fetal development, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency have concluded.The scientists said most adults and...
Farmers Sow Crops between the Rains
Rick Stolte is back on a tractor nine months after the Missouri River tore a hole in the Howard Bend Levee, drowning 1,280 acres of crops on his family's farm in Maryland Heights."After you get hit like that, it makes you wonder what's next," Stolte...
Fed Puts Crimp in Growth Higher Rates Could Backfire
Interest rate paranoia is gripping the nation.Just when it seemed the economy had shifted into high gear, many economists caution that the Federal Reserve Board's recent policy of pushing rates higher could soon drag down corporate hiring plans, profits...
Fight Fact with Fiction in Holiday Newsletter Spoof
Dear Abby: Recently you published several letters from readers who complained about holiday newsletters, so I wrote a spoof for my friends and family. Maybe your readers will enjoy it, too.AL ROSENBLUM, BIRMINGHAM, ALA.I thought your spoof was hilarious,...
Fortune's Service 500 Outearns Industrial List by 50 Percent
America's biggest service companies earned $93.7 billion in 1993, up 28 percent from what they made in 1992 and nearly 50 percent more than their industrial counterparts earned last year, Fortune reports.Banks, financial-service providers and retailers...
Gacy's Death Contrasts Sharply with Victims'
Outside, protesters shouted "Kill the Clown!" Inside, John Wayne Gacy quietly went to his death early Tuesday, more than 15 years after he tortured and murdered 33 young men and boys in his home.Staff members at Stateville penitentiary strapped Gacy's...
Headline: A Guide to Camping out Taking an Annual Look at This Summer's Area Sports Camps
BASEBALL</P><P>ALL-STAR - The All-Star Baseball Academy will hold the following camps: June 13-16, for 13-and-under players in Florissant, camp hours 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 20-23, 13-and-under, in Maryland Heights, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; June 27-30,...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I can't tell you how much I enjoy your column and how many hints I have used from it. When I saw a hint that I was already using I started thinking there might be something I could share.When I buy ground meat I usually wait until it's...
House Oks Health-Care Proposal
The Missouri House gave Gov. Mel Carnahan the victory he has sought for months by narrowly approving his health-care plan Tuesday.The 83-75 vote provided one more vote than needed for approval. The plan now moves to the Senate, which approved a drastically...
Illinois Kills a Killer
Wanton killers like John Wayne Gacy make capital punishment difficult to denounce. His 33 victims, most of whose bodies wound up in the crawl space of his suburban Chicago home, made him one of the worst mass murderers in American history. He expressed...
In Dark Spots, Torre Sees Bright Lining
The next annular eclipse will be seen here in 2017. It is expected that the Cardinals will have scored a few more runs by then, but we can offer no assurances.The Cardinals came into Tuesday night's game against the visiting Chicago Cubs determined to...
Israeli Police Attack Rabbi's Stronghold
Police attacked an armed stronghold in a suburb of Tel Aviv on Tuesday, killing one man and arresting a charismatic sect leader and about 50 followers.As evening fell, hundreds of police surrounded the compound, where an undetermined number of armed...
Job Burnout Rate Is Higher for Women Lawyers Than Men
Women lawyers tend to be much less cynical about clients than their male counterparts and calmer about meeting deadlines. But they "burn out" faster than men and go home more exhausted, new research shows.A study being presented today at the American...
Joyful Palestinians Greet PLO Police `the First Day on the Road to Independence'
PLO police arrived on Palestinian soil for the first time Tuesday to cheers from thousands of Palestinians who had waited for days for the first sign that self-rule was really beginning.The 148 police officers, wearing green fatigues and berets adorned...
Lankford Clobbers Cubs Hr in 11th Sends Cards to 7-6 Win
The Cardinals appeared reluctant to cut loose their losing streak at three games Tuesday night at Busch Stadium when they blew a 6-0 lead.But Ray Lankford finally put a definitive end to it with a one-out home run in the 11th inning that gave the Cardinals...
Leetch, Rangers Eliminate Caps
Brian Leetch set up New York's first three goals and scored the winner with 3 minutes 28 seconds left, leading the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday night and into the Eastern Conference final.The Rangers won the best-of-seven...
Lehmkuhle Delights in Distance Double
The 1994 Gateway Athletic Conference track and field meet will go down as one of the big highlights in Jason Lehmkuhle's career.In his three years at Duchesne, Lehmkuhle has established himself as one of the top distance runners in the area among the...
`Let Freedom Reign'
Like a mythical hero from Greek legend, Nelson Mandela has returned triumphantly from a life of imprisonment to lead his followers and his jailers alike toward "a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world."Anyone doubting the importance of his...
Like Old Gray Mare, the a's Ain't What They Used to Be
Start saving your lunch money! For just $85 million, you can buy the Oakland Athletics and own your own major-league team.Walter Haas Jr., one of baseball's most progressive owners, has decided to bail out. To keep the team in Oakland, he will sell the...
Lpga Player Will Face Local Pros in Shootout
For the first time in the seven-year history of the BlueChoice-Gateway PGA Shootout, the featured pro tour player will be a woman.Michelle McGann, one of the Ladies Professional Golf Association's more prominent players as well as one of its longest...
Lt. Governor Wins Nod in Pennsylvania, Defeating Lynn Yeakel
Lt. Gov. Mark Singel, who ran the state for six months last year during Gov. Robert Casey's critical illness, won the Democratic primary Tuesday for a chance to make the top job his own.Singel, whose former nemesis, Lynn Yeakel, finished fourth in the...
Mandela Hails "Time for Healing' He Takes Office as President
The day that millions dreamed of and thousands died for finally arrived Tuesday when Nelson Mandela recited the oath of office to become South Africa's first black president.With the words, "Never, never and never again," Mandela banished the system...
Mandela Hails `Time for Healing' He Takes Office as President
The day that millions dreamed of and thousands died for finally arrived Tuesday when Nelson Mandela recited the oath of office to become South Africa's first black president.With the words, "Never, never and never again," Mandela banished the system...
Mandela Honors White Jail Guards Who Helped Him
President Nelson Mandela publicly thanked on Tuesday the white jailers who befriended him during his 27 years as the world's best-known political prisoner.Mandela spoke with emotion of extraordinary human bonds between them, despite the harsh rigors...
Michigan Court Makes Two Kevorkian Rulings
The Michigan Court of Appeals reinstated murder charges Tuesday against Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the deaths of two women and said no constitutional right existed to commit suicide or assist in it.But the court also ruled the state's assisted-suicide ban...
Missing Bodies Linked to Archaeologist
State Rep. Charles "Quincy" Troupe alleges that an archaeologist who oversaw exhumations of bodies from Washington Park Cemetery has yet to return 27 bodies taken from it.The archaeologist, Gary Rex Walters, returned 28 bodies to Lambert Field on March...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We see where Pal Joey is looking on the sunny side of life again."It sounds like the sky is falling," Cardinals manager JOE TORRE said Monday before the game against the Flubs. "But you look at the standings, and you're there."Where would that be, Joey?...
Neighbors Hot over Loss of Pool
Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is less than three weeks away. Residents of Park Charles are already steaming.Their neighborhood swimming pool will not be open this summer because the federal government will not shoulder the expense of...
Nobody Else Close to Execution in Missouri, Illinois
With John Wayne Gacy dead, neither Illinois nor Missouri has a death-row inmate staring at a date on an execution warrant. But a few condemned men in both states are close to running out of options on their appeals.Before an execution can be scheduled,...
O'neill Hikes Average; Yankees Pad Streak
Paul O'Neill homered twice and doubled Tuesday night, giving the New York Yankees their fifth successive victory, 5-3 over the Cleveland Indians.O'Neill raised his batting average to .471. He leads the majors in hitting and on-base percentage (.578)....
Pacers Rally Past Hawks
Reserve Antonio Davis scored 12 of his 15 points in the third quarter and Indiana overcame a 12-point deficit Tuesday night in beating Atlanta 96-85 in the opener of an Eastern Conference semifinal playoff.Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be Thursday...
Paraprofessional Librarian System Is Approved
Answers to reference questions and help in research may come more quickly as library officials begin training employees to help certified librarians with legwork.St. Charles City-County Library District trustees on Monday created paraprofessional librarian...
Pastor Convicted of Misdemeanor for Tossing Boy
Pastor Anthony Dearinger faced his Judgment Day in circuit court Tuesday. It was a mixed verdict.The jury from Montgomery County, Ill., a farming area, convicted the fundamentalist Baptist preacher of endangering the health or life of a child, a misdemeanor....
Patient Oquendo Again Is No. 1 at Second
Jose Oquendo is the Cardinals' second baseman again - for now."Remember Montreal last year," Oquendo said. He started at second base May 25-26 in Montreal after manager Joe Torre met with his three second baseman, then announced that Oquendo was his...
People
Actor TOM HANKS says he found three reasons for quitting drugs - his three children.He tells Vanity Fair about his use of cocaine and marijuana, and about leaving it all behind.Using drugs was his way of dealing with unhappiness, Hanks says, but becoming...
Plan for Incinerator Dropped Hospital Association Proposed Burning Medical Wastes in City
Proponents of a biomedical waste incinerator have dropped plans to build one here.The Hospital Association of Metropolitan St. Louis announced Tuesday that it no longer plans to build the incinerator in midtown St. Louis."We felt that the incinerator...
Poll Backs Abortion Coverage in Reforms, Group Says
A national abortion-rights group released a poll Tuesday claiming the vast majority of Americans want abortion covered under a national health-care reform plan.Abortion opponents attacked the poll, conducted for the National Abortion and Reproductive...
Prime Time with Kids
STOPPING at a garage sale is always an adventure, especially when you and your kids have only a few quarters and a nickel or a dime to spend. There's always something you can afford to bring home. Here's an easy activity to strike up an outdoor band...
Private Lawsuits Could Turn the Presidency into a Circus
Many unpleasant currents converge in the "sexual harassment" charges filed against President Bill Clinton last week in Little Rock by a former Arkansas state employee, Paula Corbin Jones. She claims that in May 1991 then-Gov. Clinton called her to a...
Rep. Blackwell Defeated in Pennsylvania's Democratic Primary
State Sen. Chakka Fattah defeated Rep. Lucien Blackwell in a surprise Democratic primary election victory Tuesday.Blackwell, the only black on the House Budget Committee, trailed Fattah 57-43 percent with 65 percent of the vote counted in Philadelphia....
Rezoning Would Clear Way for 323-House Subdivision Board Hears Residents' Traffic, Drainage Concerns
The O'Fallon Board of Aldermen will consider a rezoning next week that would clear the way for a 323-house subdivision along Knaust Road.Some residents who live near the site have told the aldermen they are concerned about an increase in traffic and...
Rockhurst Pins a Pair on the Lions Lindenwood Drops Two in District 16 Playoffs Finishes Year at 22-22
The Lindenwood College baseball team saw its season come to a close over the weekend.The Lions were swept by Rockhurst 10-0 and 5-3 in the spur playoffs of the NAIA District 16 Tournament at Hidden Valley Park in Kansas City.Rockhurst, the district's...
Rowland's Story: Rediscovering Life's Beauty
Nature's charms -- the hills and woodsThe sweeping vales and foaming floods-Are free alike to all.- Robert BurnsI am playing in the fields, in daydreams. I remember red and yellow flowers in fields of green grass. Crystal clear water runs under a bridge...
S. Africans Show `Ecstasy, Joy after Cheers Came Incredulous Whispers: `Mandela - President'
THE FIRECRACKERS and the roar of joy were expected from the crowd of 50,000 as Nelson Mandela took his oath of office.But the whispers that followed were stunning - quiet mutterings from hundreds of black people, telling themselves over and over, so...
Salary Hikes in Library Budget Talks Employee Panel Proposes 4% Raises for Next Year
Trustees of the St. Charles City-County Library District will consider a salary request from employees as the new budget takes shape.A committee of branch managers and administrators recommended a 4 percent raise for next year. Trustees said in a meeting...
Scarry's World: Gently Chaotic
IMAGINE living in a Richard Scarry world:Your mail would be delivered by a cheerful hippo. Your neighbor would drive a car shaped like a banana. And on your way to work you'd notice once again that ubiquitous little worm, the one with the green Tyrolean...
`Scrappy' Pirates Pull One Out
Few would've given the St. Charles High Pirates much of a chance in the ninth inning Monday at Blanchette Park.In the top of the ninth, Francis Howell North's Travis Winkler broke a 2-2 tie, blasting a three-run homer with two outs."I thought it was...
`Seaquest' Changes Course from Factual to Fantasy
IF YOU caught any of the promos last week for Sunday night's episode of "seaQuest DSV" on NBC, you may have seen what looks like a mermaid swimming around underwater. She's actually a woman with genetically manufactured gills. But that's nothing. Next...
So Too Many Toasters Don't Pop Up
BRIDES-TO-BE USED to take their mothers along to register for wedding gifts. Now they take their fiances. And no wonder. It isn't just china and silver that they're looking for. It may be an espresso maker or a garden rake. Or a stack of 2-by-4s.One...
Sports Shorts
Browns Sign Rypien As No. 2 Quarterback</P><P>Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was signed Tuesday by the Cleveland Browns as a backup to quarterback Vinny Testaverde.</P><P>Rypien, 31, became an unrestricted free agent after...
State Lawmakers OK Bill Seeking Welfare Reform
The Legislature passed a bill Tuesday to try to get welfare recipients off public support and on payrolls.Sen. James L. Mathewson, D-Sedalia, said the measure may not be the perfect solution, "but it beats hell out of where we are."Mathewson, president...
Subdivision, Zoning on Agenda Tonight
A new subdivision and a new zoning category are expected to be discussed tonight when the county Planning and Zoning Commission meets.The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Room 507 of the new County Courts Administration Building, 300 North Second Street,...
Suit Accuses Home Lender of Role in Hud Fraud Case
The Justice Department is accusing one of the nation's biggest home lenders of ripping off taxpayers through a mortgage insurance scam on 43 properties in the St. Louis area.In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, federal authorities...
Suit against Perot Looks Familiar
THE SUIT ALLEGES harassment by a prominent political figure. The accusation involves an episode that took place some time ago.I'm referring, by the way, to the suit - make that suits - filed here last week against Ross Perot and others, including Sandy...
Sun Struck Eclipse-Watchers Flock to Observe Celestial Do-Si-Do
It seemed like dusk. The sky turned deep blue. The temperature dropped.But it was only 11:51 a.m. Tuesday as the moon crossed directly in front of the sun, creating St. Louis' first complete solar eclipse in 200 years.Thousands gathered outside office...
Super Handyman
Dear Al: I have a fantastic filing system for my household papers. I use the large-size cereal boxes. After removing the cereal and the paper bag inside the box, I cut out one of the side panels. Then I tape the box top back up. The box is just the perfect...
Technology Puts Typesetting in Everyone's Hands
When I was in high school, teachers used to assign term papers by page count - a three-page paper, a five-page paper and so on - typewritten and double-spaced, of course.In those days, "typewritten" meant produced with a typewriter, and since typewriters...
Tech Talk
REPAIRS Radio Shack Into The Breach</P><P>People might love their electronic gadgets and computers, but the trauma of getting them repaired is evidently up there with visiting the dentist or the auto mechanic. A survey by Radio Shack ...
Third-Quarter Spurt Boosts Indiana Past Atlanta 96-85
Reserve Antonio Davis scored 12 of his 15 points in the third quarter and Indiana overcame a 12-point deficit Tuesday night in beating Atlanta 96-85 in the opener of an Eastern Conference semifinal playoff.Game 2 of the best-of-seven series will be Thursday...
This Week in ... 1944
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944 and Fridays on 1964.</P><P>In The Standings: All big-league teams took the first...
Tough Laws Can Prevent Measles Epidemics
Measles! Three times in the past decade, metropolitan St. Louis has suffered epidemics of this viral disease. Highly contagious, the rash illness has caused disruption in schools, concern for parents and the deaths of three college students in 1985....
Troupe: Archaeologist Impounded Bodies
State Rep. Charles "Quincy" Troupe alleges that an archaeologist who oversaw exhumations of bodies from Washington Park Cemetery has yet to return 27 bodies taken from it.The archaeologist, Gary Rex Walters, returned 28 bodies to Lambert Field on March...
Vasovagal Syncope (Fainting) Entails Chain of Events
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please explain vasovagal syncope. My source says it is a "vascular and neurogenic reaction marked by pallor, nausea, sweating, bradycardia and rapid fall in arterial blood pressure that may result in syncope." My sister-in-law was told...
Walk on the Wild Side
HERE'S GOLD in the hills. And violet and red and pale pink and white and lavender and blue.Golden Alexander, bird's-foot violet, columbine, shooting star, May apple, wild geranium and sweet William are among the many wildflowers creating a multicolored...
When a Teen-Ager Becomes the `Man of the House'
THE ALARM buzzes, and Jurden Sims grudgingly rolls out of the sack.It's 6 a.m. - too early for the 13-year-old's taste - but he can't think about that now. He's psyched for his daily battle royal.He strolls down the hallway, pops into his younger siblings'...
Where Are the Limits?
Once again, President Bill Clinton finds himself trying to fend off critics seeking to destroy his presidency by discrediting his character. This time a former employee of the Arkansas state government has accused him in a damage suit of making unwanted...
Will Voters Tune in `Netsch at Nite'?
Dawn Netsch has found her niche in the political market. She offers "Nick at Nite" politics. The "Nick at Nite" cable programming caters to viewers nostalgic for shows from the 1950s and 1960s. Netsch offers liberalism for the politically nostalgic.Netsch,...

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