St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 17, 1993

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2nd Injury Figures Sued for $1 Million
Charging fraud and violation of federal anti-racketeering laws, Attorney General Jay Nixon filed suit Thursday seeking more than $1 million in restitution from 11 people connected to Missouri's Second Injury Fund scandal.The suit seeks restitution from...
4 Nations Recognize Macedonia Action by Ec Peers Angers Fearful Greeks
Ignoring Greek claims that their action could worsen Balkan instability, four nations infuriated Greece on Thursday by establishing diplomatic relations with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.Germany, Italy, Britain and Denmark humiliated their...
Added Baseball Playoffs May Be Delayed
The head of the baseball players union doesn't know if his group will approve the proposal for an extra round of playoffs in time for next season."They said they want to start a new and different relationship and form cooperative bonds - partnership...
A New Kick: The World Cup Draw
Pro football winds down. The bowls begin. Those hockey and basketball marathons drone on.But there is a respite this weekend for the TV sports junkies bold enough to channel-surf away from the mainstream.ESPN provides live coverage of the final draw...
Artistry amid the Ugliness
IT'S a "G" thang. Once confined to the darkest corners of the hip-hop underground, gangsta rap has become mainstream America's worst musical nightmare.At a time when gangsta rap has achieved unprecedented popularity - with top 10 albums this year by...
Aspin `Not Well-Suited for Job' Defense Chief Too Laid-Back, Not Organized, General Says
NO ONE EVER doubted Les Aspin's credentials.The shambling, gregarious former academic had devoted most of his professional life to defense policy, first as a strategist under Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, more prominently as a member and then chairman...
A Sudden Climb into Big Time Toni Braxton's Sales Are Soaring.And So Is the Critical Acclaim
THE FIRST CLUE that Toni Braxton's career was about to take off came in 1992 when she was the featured singer on the soundtrack for the movie "Boomerang."Two songs, "Give U My Heart" and "Love Shoulda Brought You Home," became hits on the rhythm-and-blues...
A Warrior on Screen Only
THERE CAN be no greater distance anywhere in entertainment culture than that between Wes Studi on screen and Wes Studi in person.On screen - as all who've seen "Dances With Wolves," in which he played a Pawnee warrior, or "Last of the Mohicans," in which...
Back Brace Is Often Used to Combat Spinal Stenosis
Dear Dr. Donohue: If a person has spinal stenosis, will it get worse with age? I want to use a back brace, but I am told not to. Should I? I am a 55-year-old man. What exactly occurs to cause stenosis of the spine? Finally, what about surgery?Spinal...
Bears' Mcmichael, 36, `Defies Logic' with Record Streak
Chicago has a reverence for history not found at many National Football League outposts. But records take on more significance when your club has been around since the beginning of time - NFL time anyway.So when Steve McMichael broke Walter Payton's...
Bills Have Feast at Expense of Division III Augustana
A 97-64 victory Wednesday over Augustana is no reason to get all puffy, but the St. Louis University Billikens are 6-0 this basketball season.Alas, there was no snake-dancing by jubilant Bills in the locker room. Scott Highmark and David Robinson did...
Blues Post `Guaranteed' Win over San Jose, Stop Slide
In their three years of existence, the San Jose Sharks have tied or beaten every team in the National Hockey League but one - the Blues.And Blues President Jack Quinn predicted that it wouldn't happen Wednesday night at San Jose Arena."We will not lose...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS BANKING Boatmen's Sees Higher Earnings</P><P>Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. chief executive Andrew Craig says he is "very comfortable" in predicting that the bank will exceed analysts' 1993 earnings estimates of $300 million.</P><P>He...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS AREA Red Cross Gives $9.8 Million In Flood Aid</P><P>The Red Cross says it has provided $9.8 million in direct financial aid to families in eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois who were affected by this year's...
Briefs
NationWISCONSINRecall Ousts School Officials Over BusingFive school board members who approved a plan to bus Asian students into mostly white grade schools in Wausau, Wis., were ousted in a recall election Tuesday. The five people who beat them out had...
Cards Stuck in a Slump Hang onto That Box of Old Cards
If you're thinking of selling that shoe box full of old baseball cards, perhaps you should hold off for a while.While other collectibles are posting respectable returns, the market for sports and entertainment cards is struggling to recover from the...
Casino Contender Advertises Its Plan
One of the lesser-known contestants for the coveted Laclede's Landing casino lease is taking its case to the public. The group that calls its project Laclede's Park is advertising on television and in newspapers, hoping that the public will influence...
Casting Light on Nuclear Secrets
Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has begun to do what her predecessor, Adm. James Watkins, talked about doing: "changing the culture at the department." And she is making an honest man of Bill Clinton, who promised during the presidential campaign to open...
Central Trust Bank to Regain All of Missouri State Business
State Treasurer Bob Holden will return the state's banking business to Central Trust Bank, a move that he said will save taxpayers $700,000 over the 3 1/2-year contract.Though Central Bank historically has been a Democratic Party powerhouse, Holden said...
Chase Lights Fire under Teammates
Tough-guy Kelly Chase stalked into the Blues' locker room in the second intermission Wednesday night and, in the words of a teammate, "blew a gasket."Projectiles and epithets were hurled as Chase expressed his displeasure with the Blues' effort through...
Church Notes
SinglesSingles Meeting Singles, a group at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, 7400 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie, will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday. Light refreshments will follow a short discussion titled You Cannot Not Communicate. For information, call 625-4347.Choral...
Cleaner Gas, Higher Cost Are Likely Area Must Cut Pollution by '96; `We Are Running out of Time'
Gasoline prices may jump a penny or two in the St. Louis area next spring because of a new clean-air regulation.The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has submitted a proposal to the secretary of state's office that would require service stations...
Clinton Turns to Ex-Admiral to Run Defense
President Bill Clinton nominated retired Adm. Bobby Ray Inman Thursday to replace Les Aspin as defense secretary. Inman is a well-respected former intelligence official in Republican and Democratic administrations."He has established a reputation for...
Concern about Trade Pact `Solvable,' Gephardt Says
House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., who opposed NAFTA, emerged from a congressional leadership meeting with the president Wednesday with kind words for the new global trade deal."I think there are some concerns a number of us will have,...
Defense Nominee `National Asset,' Colleague Says
BOBBY RAY INMAN brings at least two qualities to the job of defense secretary that Les Aspin lacked: instant credibility with the armed forces and years of experience in running leading-edge defense businesses.When President Bill Clinton announced his...
Design Work Ok'd on New Airport Terminal St. Clair County Sets Aside $300,000
The St. Clair County Public Building Commission voted Thursday to begin preliminary design of the passenger terminal for the county's new commercial airport near Scott Air Force Base.The panel authorized the county's transportation director, Robert F....
Due Process Gets Its Due
Property seizures made under drug-forfeiture laws have taken another well-deserved hit from the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy's 5-4 decision that the Constitution requires a hearing before private real estate can be seized brings a large...
Echoes of Horror Spielberg & Co. Return to the Scene of Nazi Crimes to Film "Schindler's List"
`IT WAS early in the morning, and still slightly foggy. I was being driven to the concentration camp location when I heard the sound of marching feet. I looked up, and a squad of German SS troops, in full uniform, was coming toward us."I knew they were...
Experts Tell Us How to Invest Our 10 Grand
How would you invest $10,000 in the coming year? Each year I pose that query to a diverse group of investment pundits.This year's group exudes strong confidence about a resurgence in the stocks of some brand-name American firms, as well as an affection...
Flood Leaves Its Mark on Real Estate Values
The Flood of 1993 left a much larger impact on Midwestern real estate than the land it devastated.It also obliterated the historical standards used for estimating the value, use and risks of land in flood plains.So says Richard C. Shepard, a St. Louis...
Ford Will Add Jobs in U.S., Cites NAFTA
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it would add 850 jobs in the United States and Mexico next year in response to the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Although Ford's realignment of production and distribution will not boost employment at...
Frequent Fliers Win Case Court Says American Airlines Breached Contract
American Airlines breached a contract with frequent fliers by retroactively changing rules for redeeming mileage awards, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The court allowed the frequent fliers to sue American for damages, a ruling that experts...
Gis in Colombia Called Insult Some Politicians Denounce Aid Proposal as Covert Drug Operation
A plan to deploy American soldiers in Colombia outraged politicians Thursday.The politicians called the mission a covert attempt to pressure the cocaine mob in Cali, Colombia, and an insult to national sovereignty.U.S. and Colombian government officials...
Go Slow on Tarkio
Act first and ask questions later or better yet, don't ask any questions at all. That philosophy seems to be driving the single-minded determination of state Sen. Steve Danner to force the Department of Corrections to buy the former campus of Tarkio...
Group Finds Freedom Is Ebbing Globally Percentage of `Free' Called Lowest since '76
Repression, state control and breaches of human rights increased around the world this year, reversing a post-Cold War trend toward democracy and freedom, a survey released Thursday showed.In its annual report card, Freedom House attributed the setback...
Group Vows to Break Grip of Violence
Some of the 32 people named Thursday to an anti-crime group vowed to stand up to murderers, robbers and other criminals roaming the streets.Gov. Mel Carnahan, who established the group, cautioned that his new Urban Violence Task Force could not sweep...
Hawks' Record Streak Is Snapped by Pacers
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, who trailed by 17 points in the second quarter, to a 99-81 victory.The victory was the fourth in five...
Healing in Hurry Hurley's Fast Recovery Surprising; Could Play Again in 9-10 Months
Bobby Hurley, recovering dramatically from automobile crash injuries, should be released from intensive care soon and could be back at point guard for the Sacramento Kings within a year, doctors said Thursday.Specialists at the University of California...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: When a recipe calls for greasing and flouring the bottom of the pan and then lining it with waxed paper, I find that if you also give a coat of shortening to the sides of the pan, the waxed paper will stay put when you place it inside the...
His Parents Are Nosy about Financial Affairs
Dear Ann Landers: "Phil" and I have been married over a year, and I'm having serious problems dealing with his parents - especially his father."Horace" needs to know all our financial business - from what we spend on movies to what our vacation cost...
Housley to Have Surgery on Back Plans Return for Playoffs
A grim Phil Housley stepped off TWA Flight 410 from Los Angeles at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday and met a welcoming committee of his wife, Karin, a Blues staffer, television crews and assorted onlookers at Gate 33 of Lambert Field.His reunion with his wife -...
How to Make Flood Insurance Work
The National Flood Insurance Program is not a failure. The program has had a positive impact in reducing flood damage to buildings and reducing the financial burden of flood damage to individuals and the nation.There are, however, changes that are crucial...
`I Didn't Come Here to Lose,' Smith Tells Mu Team, Fans
Repeatedly choking back tears and vowing that his players will graduate and "bloody noses," a zealous Larry Smith was introduced Thursday as the University of Missouri's 30th football coach.Smith, who formerly revived programs at Tulane and Arizona and...
Illinois Court Backs Refusal of C-Section
The state's highest court refused to enter a dispute Thursday over an attempt to force a woman to have a Caesarean section to save her endangered fetus.Authorities went to court to force the unidentified woman to have the C-section to save the fetus...
Insituform Fined $1 Million over Death of Kc Worker
Insituform Mid-America, based in Chesterfield, has been fined $1 million for alleged safety violations in the death of a worker who was swept away in Kansas City last summer by water surging through a sewer line.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
Insured Americans Gain under Health Plan, Say Backers
Many Americans who already have health insurance will get expanded coverage under President Bill Clinton's health-care overhaul plan, a consumer advocacy group said in a study released Thursday.The report, sponsored by Families USA, compares the benefits...
Investors Lose Part of Damage Award Court Cites Statute of Limitations
A federal appeals court has voided $8 million of the $11.2 million in damages a group of St. Louis investors won in a suit against two men who ran a real-estate syndicate.The three judges for the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that one of the...
In with the New Casino St. Charles Riverboat Slips into Its Temporary Dock
She came round the bend, up the channel and slipped right into her temporary dock along the St. Charles riverfront as if she had done it a million times before. Observers hoped it was a harbinger of things to come."It's a far cry from Lewis and Clark...
Kakuei Tanaka; Former Premier of Japan Hurt by Bribery Scandal
Kakuei Tanaka, who served as Japan's prime minister from 1972 to 1974 and retained immense political power even after he was convicted of bribery, died Thursday (Dec. 16, 1993) in a Tokyo hospital. He was 75.Mr. Tanaka was being treated for diabetes...
Keeping Sitcom's Fires Burning
`IF WE BUILD IT, They Will Come," reads the sign on Stage 15 at CBS Studio Center - an indicator of the hopeful atmosphere that permeates the "Hearts Afire" set, where producers are trying to resuscitate the ratings-anemic sitcom.The words cribbed from...
Kiddie Korps Rookies Help Boot Ambush toward the Top
By day, Scott McDoniel is a salesman for The Gap. By night, he's a midfielder for the Ambush in the National Professional Soccer League.With the Christmas shopping blitz going full force, McDoniel's doing fine with his day job, selling clothing.His night...
Kings Fail in Effort to Win for Hurley
The Sacramento Kings weren't up to winning one for injured rookie Bobby Hurley.The Kings, in their first game since Hurley was critically injured in a two-car crash Sunday night, lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 on Wednesday night."It was pretty emotional....
Larry Smith Quotebook
Football philosophy: "To have a winning program, you've got to have a great defense. I'm a defensive coach. I've always been thought of as a defensive mind. I think of myself as a defensive mind. And I feel that any program in the country that has a...
Lawyer Gets 1 Year, 1 Day in Injury Fund Conspiracy
A judge has sentenced William M. Londoff, a millionaire lawyer who conspired to cheat the state workers' compensation system, to one year and one day in prison.Under the sentence handed down Thursday, Londoff could end up spending about 10 months behind...
Learning of Adoption at 61 Better Late Than Never
Dear Abby: I was 61 when I learned that I had been adopted as an infant by a couple who gave me a wonderful home.When I contacted my birth mother, who was 86 at the time, her first response was, "I am not the person you are looking for!" Her family had...
Les Aspin: Good Man, Wrong Job
Secretary of Defense Les Aspin has resigned after less than a year in office, though he won't actually depart until his successor is confirmed, probably in late January. Mr. Aspin is the classic case of a good man in the wrong job. It happens more often...
Man Caught Up in Probe of Murders
DAVID RODGERS WAS initially surprised, but in retrospect rather flattered, when his parents told him that a detective had stopped by their house and asked to speak to Rodgers about the murder of Angie Housman and the disappearance of Cassidy Senter,...
Mavs Coach Weathering Early Storm
At least when Quinn Buckner goes home nothing growls at him. Of course, there is a reason. He doesn't own a dog.Wise guys would say he's coaching one. And he can't teach it to fetch. Asked to retrieve a victory, it runs off to bark at a squirrel.This...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We'll need a little audience participation today. There are several items to address and, at appropriate moments, we would like you to repeat this refrain aloud:"Huh? Excuse me? What? Hello? Knock, knock, anyone home? Check please! Mail call! Recess!...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We'll need a little audience participation today. There are several items to address and, at appropriate moments, we would like you to repeat this refrain aloud:"Huh? Excuse me? What? Hello? Knock, knock, anyone home? Check please! Mail call! Recess!...
Name from Past May Yet Haunt Teamster Head
Ron Carey won the presidency of America's mightiest labor union two years ago, in the first rank-and-file election ever held by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.Pledging to reshape the 1.4-million-member IBT in a clean, efficient, modern form,...
New Rules May Force Closing of 7 Area Medical Incinerators
Seven medical waste incinerators in the St. Louis area may have to clean up or shut down under a new set of rules proposed for Missouri incinerators.The director of the state Department of Natural Resources, Dave Shorr, said the regulations would tighten...
Nucleus of State Qualifiers Likely to Lead Contender
The Wentzville High wrestling team finished as state runner-up to Jefferson City Helias last season.Can they contend again this year? Maybe."It's still pretty early to be talking about state," coach Jake LaManna said. "We have some good kids back, but...
`Nutcracker' Retains Appeal
THROUGHOUT the program booklet and in all the advertising the production is called "Nutcracker at the Fox," and probably for many patrons, the ballet and its venue indeed seem equally significant.For persons accustomed to the Fox Theatre's glitter and...
Officials Note Surge in Whooping Cough
U.S. children are coming down with whooping cough in huge numbers this year because too many are failing to receive vaccinations on time, federal health officials said Thursday.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 5,457 cases of whooping...
Out with the Old: GM Closing Leaves Questions
An economic cushion is in place for the more than 1,200 United Auto Workers idled this week by the shutdown of the General Motors Corp. assembly plant at Wentzville.But the future is more uncertain for scores of other workers whose jobs have been dependent...
Packwood Gives Up Diaries Ethics Panel to Check If Tapes Were Altered
Sen. Bob Packwood's tape-recorded diaries were delivered to the federal courthouse Thursday, after sworn testimony that Packwood made alterations last fall when he realized investigators would subpoena them.The Senate Ethics Committee sought the materials...
Peabody Coal Will Repair Fire-Damaged Plant in Illinois
Peabody Coal Co. will rebuild its Randolph Preparation Plant near Marissa, which was heavily damaged in a fire Dec. 6, a company spokesman said Thursday.The plant removes impurities from coal produced by two underground mines in the area. Because the...
People
Long Islander MARIAH CAREY says she'll donate her profits from her single "Hero" to families of the six victims of a shooting on the Long Island Rail Road."Mariah was moved by the sorrow," spokeswoman Michele Mena says. "Her decision was spontaneous,...
PLO Spokeswoman Shuns Role in Government
Whenever violence erupted in the occupied lands or political disputes threatened peace talks, Hanan Ashrawi stepped up to the microphones to speak for the Palestinians.Her job as spokeswoman made her arguably the best-known Palestinian after PLO Chairman...
Police Hope Someone Recalls Bedspread, Blanket Patterns May Jog Memories, Says Captain
A task force investigating the murders of Angie Marie Housman and Cassidy Senter has asked for the public's help again, this time in identifying a quilted bedspread and comforter.The body of Cassidy, 10, had been wrapped in the bedspread and comforter...
Prosecutors Want Death Penalty Affirmed
Prosecutors say they're prepared to take death-row inmate Emmitt Foster back to court to clinch his death penalty.Foster has been on death row for nine years for a murder in November 1983 near Jennings. But a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit...
Quartet Offers Blend of Implied Rhythms
ONLY eight more days 'til Christmas, but the combination of Howard Alden's guitar and the woodwind's of Ken Peplowski put a touch of warmth into the holiday season. On Wednesday evening, during the first set of its four-night stay at Just Jazz at the...
Radio Station Kezk Blips Jackson `If It's Perceived as a Negative, We Just Don't Want It on the Air'
KEZK station manager Joe Cariffe says he's not trying to prejudge Michael Jackson and the allegations that the singer molested boys, but he says he wants to keep the soft-rock radio station "a place for listeners to get away from those kinds of issues.""If...
Refuge Ministries Home Offers Choices for Mothers-to-Be
Gerry and Jan Weir are putting their money, skills and spiritual energy into providing options other than abortion for pregnant women.The Weirs furnish housing, counseling, education and medical care for pregnant women in a Christian-oriented group setting....
Repeat Offender Sentenced in Rape Man Freed in St. Louis Inquiry Pleads Guilty in Wright City Case
A judge in Warrenton sentenced William Harbour on Thursday to 17 years in prison for the rape of a 13-year-old girl near Wright City on Aug. 10 - three days after he was arrested for raping a woman in St. Louis and then released from jail.As part of...
Report Takes Special District to Task on Vocational Education Performance
The Special School District of St. Louis County is doing a poor job complying with its own plan for setting up vocational education sites in the city of St. Louis, a court-ordered report says.The Metropolitan Coordinating Council, a citizens committee...
Returns Boosting Yeltsin in St. Petersburg, His Supporters Won
Election returns from St. Petersburg, released Thursday, gave a boost to supporters of President Boris Yeltsin.Officials were still sifting through millions of paper ballots cast on Sunday in Russia's parliamentary election. They defended the slow count...
Russians Must Fix Their Own Mess
The time has come for Western governments to lay off attempting to do good in Russia. The result of their attempts thus far is election of a Russian parliament of irresponsible nationalist majority - less menacing to Russia's neighbors perhaps as to...
Scientists Here Aided French in Genetic `Map'
French scientists who reported a rough road map of all the human genetic highways Thursday relied heavily on groundbreaking research in St. Louis.The French published in the journal Nature the first map spanning the human genetic code. Several scientists...
Sexism Is Costly to Grocer Women's Persistence Nets Them $75 Million
Lucky Stores Inc. will pay nearly $75 million in damages to women in northern California denied promotion opportunities. The grocery chain also will invest $20 million in programs designed for female employees.The sex discrimination settlement could...
Shaping Jazz: Historic Recordings by Ornette Coleman
THE MOST EXCITING new release of the season is a six-CD box set, "Ornette Coleman: Beauty Is a Rare Thing" (Rhino), that collects all the jazz that Coleman recorded for Atlantic Records, a burst of creativity that lasted from 1959 to '61.Disc One: On...
Shoves Most Common Violence in Schools Use of Classroom Firearms Rare, Survey Finds
Violence at school is more likely to involve pushing, shoving, grabbing, slapping, insulting or stealing than using a firearm or committing a serious assault, according to a survey released Thursday.The Louis Harris survey of 1,000 teachers, 1,180 elementary...
Smith Bringing Passion Aplenty to Mizzou Job
In one passionate hour Thursday, Larry Smith showed more emotion than Bob Stull did in five dull years of remote-control coaching at Missouri.While addressing the media, Smith had to stop five times to let his voice heal from cracking. His eyes welled...
Smith Lines Up 4 Aides Hall, Jones Retained from Stull's Staff
When Skip Hall picked up Larry Smith and his family at Lambert Field in St. Louis on Wednesday, 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...
Smith Plants a Seed to Turn Omniturf into Fertilizer
It was in good humor when Larry Smith grasped and shook Joe Castiglione's shoulders and urged him to take prompt action on the University of Missouri's dysfunctional Omniturf.But there also was little doubt that Smith, appointed the new MU football coach...
Smith, Tigers Get Emotional at First Meeting
If first impressions are lasting, Larry Smith and the University of Missouri football players are going to have a great relationship.At least the first date went well between the Tigers' new coach and the players he inherits from Bob Stull."We're very...
Soccer Action Will Be Hot and Heavy Next Summer
A turf war could take place next summer when three outdoor leagues kick it out for St. Louis-area soccer fans' attention.The St. Louis Knights of the United States Interregional Soccer League charged into the mix last week, joining the Budweiser Premier...
Southern Illinois Trounces Semo, Hikes Record to 5-0
Southern Illinois University's Salukis played with bite. Relying on a 14-2 run late in the first half, they tore open a close game and from there it was easy in an 82-54 victory over Southeast Missouri State Thursday night."I'll tell you what," said...
Sports Shorts
Change In Cup Draw Could Help Americans</P><P>The World Cup draw was revamped Thursday and it probably will help the United States' chances of advancing out of the first round of the tournament next year.</P><P>FIFA, the organizing...
St. Louis Rams? Groups Approach la Team
St. Louis isn't putting all its relocation eggs in a New England basket.John Shaw, executive vice president of the Los Angeles Rams, told the Post-Dispatch that he has spoken with officials here about the possibility of the Rams moving to St. Louis."We...
St. Petersburg Boosting Yeltsin Bloc Russian Opposition, Anti-Reform Parties Maintain Lead Nationally
Election returns from St. Petersburg, released Thursday, gave a boost to supporters of President Boris Yeltsin.Officials continue to sift through millions of paper ballots cast Sunday in Russia's parliamentary election. They said there was no reason...
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Firings by Government
The federal government, America's biggest employer and supposedly one of its most colorblind, fired minority workers at more than twice the rate of whites last year, according to official personnel records obtained by Knight-Ridder Newspapers.The...
Take a (Last?) Look at `against the Grain'
`THE WALTONS" was a hit for most of its nine-year run, and the recent "Walton Reunion Thanksgiving" special ranked No. 4 for the week.Now, everyone who ever liked "The Waltons" - and clearly there are lots of you - should tune in "Against the Grain"...
Temple Uses 3-Pointers to Roll over Cincinnati
Fourth-ranked Temple (4-0) connected on 11 of 20 3-point shots and frustrated No. 17 Cincinnati with its famous 2-3 zone in an 88-72 victory Thursday night.Rich Brunson and Eddie Jones led Temple's 3-point barrage, which was more than enough to withstand...
The Matzo Ball: No, It Isn't Something to Eat
You don't have to be Jewish: . . . to attend the Matzo Ball on Christmas Eve. Yep, that's right, the Matzo Ball at 8 p.m. at AJ's in the Adam's Mark Hotel, Fourth and Chestnut streets.According to Andrew Rudnick, founder of the Society of Young Jewish...
The Verdict Is.Entertaining Thriller
"THE PELICAN BRIEF"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:21.`THE PELICAN BRIEF" has so many things going for it - major male and female stars together for the first time, a director known for serious movies that do well at the box office, a script based on...
They're Back: Expectations High for 5-0 Girls
The Wentzville High girls basketball team really came on strong late last year.Despite a lineup that featured two freshmen, two sophomores and a junior, the Indians won big games over highly regarded Montgomery County, Francis Howell North and Troy....
Three Rap Groups Draw Faithful Crowd
CRITICS are supposed to act as if they know everything, so that their opinions can seem important. But sometimes their background knowledge is a little emptier than it is on other occasions. I could pretend that I already knew everything there is to...
Top Court Backs Refusal of Surgery to Aid Fetus
The state's highest court refused to enter a dispute Thursday over an attempt to force a woman to have a Caesarean section to save her endangered fetus.Authorities went to court to force the unidentified woman to have the C-section to save the fetus...
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