St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 18, 1994

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12 Troopers to Reinforce City Police
Gov. Mel Carnahan is sending Missouri Highway Patrol troopers to St. Louis and Kansas City, where they will work alongside police battling crime waves in both cities.Carnahan will announce today that a dozen troopers will begin patrol duty in St. Louis...
2-Ot Win Keeps Nuggets Alive
The Denver Nuggets staved off elimination for the fifth time in the playoffs, beating Utah 109-101 Tuesday night in double overtime.Brian Williams had 19 points, including a dunk that gave Denver the lead for good in the second OT. The overtime victory...
3 Injured in Fiery Train-Truck Collision
Two engines and 20 train cars derailed and caught fire in northern St. Charles County Tuesday when a tandem dump truck collided with a freight train. The truck driver and the train's engineer and conductor were injured.The accident happened about 1:30...
'60S Rebels Getting Their '90S Licks In
Once they burned draft cards, led protest marches and incited riots. Now they're hawking ice cream.That man in the black beret, raising a power fist: Is it really Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party and Chicago Seven defendant, pitching...
7 Million Homeless, Administration Says Task Force Wants $1.7 Billion to Fight Problem
An administration task force announced on Tuesday a $1.7 billion strategy for getting government aid to homeless people on the street and then helping them into homes of their own.If approved by President Bill Clinton and submitted to Congress, the 100-page...
Allergy Drugs, Tumor Size Linked
The Food and Drug Administration is re-examining three common allergy drugs after Canadian researchers concluded that they can promote cancer growth in laboratory mice, even at low doses.In a study appearing today in the Journal of the National Cancer...
Angels' Decision: Buck Stops Here
Buck Rodgers, his team holding the second-worst record in the American League, was fired Tuesday as manager of the California Angels and replaced by Marcel Lachemann.Lachemann, who spent 11 years with the Angels' organization, has been the pitching coach...
Are Taxpayers Willing to Pay Price of Making Haiti an American Ward?
To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail, and it seems that Bill Clinton will not rest until he can show that he, like every president worth his salt, knows how to use American military power good and hard. Burned in Somalia, constrained...
A Ride Full of Thrills, Virtually Speaking Theme Parks Going Gaga
Virtual reality isn't a fantasy anymore. The fledgling industry is no longer just the domain of mad scientists in bad movies like "The Lawnmower Man."Real-world virtual reality is rapidly growing and profitable in, of all places, theme parks.Paramount's...
Art of Hit-by-Pitch Needs Brushwork
At the core of it all - the brushbacks and beanballs, Mr. Hit-by-pitch charging the mound, the basebrawls both frequent and flagrant - stands a fundamental truth of baseball."That little ball hurts, man," Atlanta Braves slugger Fred McGriff said. "That...
Be Careful as You Stroll the Internet
I love to stroll around in major cities, but I wouldn't dream of venturing out at night without knowing which areas to avoid. I never get in a car without buckling up. My wife and I encourage our young children to read books and watch an occasional TV...
Black-Lung Claimants Mired in Legal Limbo Rulings on Federal Aid Often Take Years
ELEVEN YEARS AGO, retired coal miner Harold Braden asked for federal black-lung benefits. He may die waiting for the final answer.The government program to aid miners robbed of breath by the coal-dust induced disease has left thousands like Braden in...
Board Plans Alternative School to Reach Most Difficult Students
The Fort Zumwalt School District plans to start an alternative high school for students who fail to achieve in the regular schools.Members of the Fort Zumwalt School Board approved the idea at their meeting Monday night. The district plans to establish...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS MARKETING Fantasies In Beer Ads Are Just That</P><P>Everybody knows the dangers of drinking alcohol and nobody expects the fantasies in TV beer ads to come true just because they have a beer or two, the Michigan Court of...
Briefs
SUPREME COURT Nominee Breyer Says Support Delights Him</P><P>Federal Judge Stephen Breyer sped through congratulatory meetings with congressional leaders Tuesday in preparation for an expected easy confirmation to the Supreme Court.</P><P>The...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Recount Adds 110 Pro-Gambling Votes</P><P>Recounts in St. Louis and Franklin counties of a state constitutional amendment to allow games of chance in riverboat gambling have shaved 110 votes from its margin of defeat....
Briefs
EDWARDSVILLE Student Sues District Over Beating</P><P>A student whose jaw was broken in a beating at Edwardsville High School in December sued the school district Tuesday on charges that officials failed to do anything about a series...
Bulldogs End Up Neither Better nor Worse
The Fort Zumwalt South Bulldogs placed sixth in the nine-team Suburban North Conference Swimming Tournament - same as last year."But I thought we competed a lot better this year," South coach Joyce Whitehead said. "It's an outstanding meet, and I thought...
Bulletin Board
SEMINARS/LECTURES</P><P>The Great Books Foundation will host a leader training course June 15-16 in St. Louis for volunteers or teachers interested in starting local reading programs. The reading and discussion programs are geared for...
Cable TV Will Pay for Violence Study but Results May Not Affect Programming
The cable television industry will finance a three-year, $3.6 million study of television violence beginning this fall. But don't expect to see any changes soon on small screens near you.First, researchers from four participating universities must agree...
Candidates for Senate Raising the Most Money New Contribution, Spending Limits Not in Effect Yet
The 24th District state Senate race in central and north St. Louis County is shaping up as the most expensive legislative contest this year.Its candidates have raised more money than contestants in any other legislative race. Three of the five participants...
Clinton Health Plan Has Complex Pains
Sen. John Chafee, R-R.I., a pleasant, moderate WASP, right now looks like an ambulance to members who think they have to vote for health reform but shy away from the Clinton plan, which has the size of a telephone book and the complexity of the tax code.The...
Clinton's Class 8th Graders Get Lecture, Pep Talk
President Bill Clinton told an eighth-grade class Tuesday that the Supreme Court's desegregation ruling 40 years ago was "one of the greatest decisions for freedom ever made."But Clinton said that Brown vs. Board of Education did not eliminate racism,...
Colombia's Legalized Poison
The Clinton administration hasn't masked its contempt for Colombian officials who want to ease their nation's fight against drug traffickers. Lee P. Brown, the senior Clinton aide on drug policy, expressed the administration's displeasure recently in...
Conan O'brien Talks as If He's a Success
IT WAS little more than a year ago that an unknown Conan O'Brien surfaced as David Letterman's successor as host of NBC's "Late Night" show. Since then, he's been grilled by the press, dissed by critics and, according to every rumor floated in the trades,...
Cone Pitches Shutout for Seventh Win in Row
David Cone pitched a four-hitter for his seventh successive win and second consecutive shutout as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Tuesday.Cone (7-1) took a no-hit bid into the sixth before Eric Anthony singled to center with...
Conservatives' Man of Steel?
JAN KLARICH -- an influential local Republican who helped found the new Christian Coalition chapter in Missouri - was asked recently whom she prefers as the GOP's candidate for governor in 1996.Her top choice, Klarich allowed, wasn't either of the two...
Crusaders Log No-Frills Victory
There wasn't anything fancy about St. Dominic's 2-0 victory over visiting Fort Zumwalt South in the District 12 title game Monday. The soccer Crusaders simply did what they needed to do."We played well in spots, and I thought we played hard through the...
Details from Candidate Finance Reports
Highlights of campaign finance reports required on April 20 filed by legislative candidates running for party nominations in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. STATE SENATE St. Charles County 2ND DISTRICT Democratic TED HOUSE Raised this...
Duchesne in Jam, Glad to Be There Getting to Sectionals Major Accomplishment
The Duchesne High tennis team is facing an up-hill battle. But the important thing was arriving at the hill in the first place."Just getting here is a great accomplishment for us," Pioneers coach Tim Clark said. "We've never been this far before. At...
Execs' Pay Tops $4 Million Ceo, President at Edison Get Early Pension Payout
Profits plunged but pay for top executives soared last year at Edison Brothers Stores Inc., where the chairman and president both took in more than $4 million.Chairman Andrew Newman received $4.2 million in 1993, according to the firm's proxy statement....
Federal Effort to Clean Up Coal Mines Produces Spotty Results
ARE TODAY'S COAL mines cleaner?The answer depends on who is asked.Bruce Watzman, the National Coal Association's vice president for health and safety, told the Senate this spring that the industry had "virtually eliminated" black lung by cleaning up...
Fed Raises 2 Rates; Banks Hike Prime Central Bank Aims to Curb Inflation; Markets Buoyed
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates Tuesday for the fourth time this year by increasing the rate it charges on loans to its member banks to 3.5 percent from 3 percent and pushing the rate on overnight bank loans to 4.25 percent from 3.75 percent.The...
For Starters, Urbani"s a Hit Leads 6-Pitcher, 2-0 Assault on Pirates
Tom Urbani nearly had one foot in the Louisville clubhouse about three weeks ago when the Cardinals were reshuffling their pitching staff.A bust in relief and never having had a chance to start, Urbani was optioned to Class AAA Louisville. But he owes...
Four-Time Indy Winner Unser Sr. Retires as a Driver
Al Unser Sr. announced his retirement as a race driver Tuesday, saying he is no longer able to get the most out of his own ability.Unser, four-time Indianapolis 500 winner, will turn 55 on race day, May 29, when his son, Al Unser Jr., will start from...
Gay Rights: When the Reasonable Disagree
Two events within a few days of each other recently underscored the perplexing quality of the debate over gay rights in the United States.The first was a celebration of tolerance and a memorial to the awful things that happen when antipathy consumes...
Grande Dame of Romantic Sagas Judith Krantz Specializes in the Art of Titillating
`I'VE GOT five men in my bedroom right now," Judith Krantz says nonchalantly, the way most women would say, "I've got a roast in the oven.""Oh, quit bragging," one of her friends admonishes.The setting is Los Angeles' Bel Air Hotel, 12:30 p.m., a corner...
Grand Entrance? College May Spur Redevelopment
Lindenwood College President Dennis Spellmann hopes the gymnasium the school will start building next month is just the beginning of a wave of development on campus and redevelopment for that area of the city.He said Lindenwood is considering several...
Griggs' Form Slips Badly on Clay, Those Shoeshines
WITH ALL appropriate apologies to Miss Manners, let's talk today about the concept of good form, especially as it pertains to the triennial problem of the airport shoeshine concession.Yes, this is 1994, and that means the airport's shoeshine concession...
Haldeman Diary Says Nixon `Raged' at Jews Delay of Israeli Arms Was Reprisal, Book Says
THE EULOGIES still echo - but the controversies enveloping Richard Nixon were not buried with him. Less than a month after the 37th president's death, his harsher and more manipulative side has been exposed by the aide who was privy to Nixon's private...
Hawks' Victory Cuts Pacers' Lead to 3-2
Mookie Blaylock had his second triple-double of the series and Craig Ehlo came off the bench and scored 22 points, lifting the Atlanta Hawks over the Indiana Pacers 88-76 in the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday night.The Hawks cut Indiana's lead...
Heavy Medal Pirates' White Turns Up Golden with 4 Victories at District Meet
St. Charles High junior track and field standout Brad White is rather modest when talking about his own ability.But White really doesn't have to talk because his talent speaks volumes about what he can do on the track.White's ability to dominate a meet...
He Is Not a Man of Few Words
MAYBE it's best to get a couple of things out of the way early. First, John Morse admits he does not know every word in Merriam-Webster's 1,557-page Collegiate Dictionary. In fact, in his 13 years as the dictionary's executive editor, he has never met...
High Potassium Level May Be Fault of Laboratory
Dear Dr. Donohue: In my last blood test, I was diagnosed as having high potassium. What can I do about it? Does this occur often or infrequently? And why?If we are talking about an incidental test finding among many others, I suggest you have your blood...
High School Bid Exceeds Projections
Fort Zumwalt School Board members have approved the low bid for expanding South High School, although the bid exceeded the projected cost.The School Board accepted the bid of $3,189,664 from Roy Gittemeier Contractors. The district had expected to spend...
`Holy War' Tape Chills Israelis a Voice like Arafat's Urges `Battle' for City
An apparent appeal from PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat for a "holy war" for Jerusalem could stall progress toward full Palestinian autonomy, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Tuesday.In another possible roadblock to the peace process, Arab gunmen ambushed...
Honestly! Abe-Authored Document Found
Somebody in Madison County owed Abraham Lincoln $1,000 in 1846. And according to a discovery in the court files in Edwardsville, Lincoln wanted his money.State researchers looking for Lincoln's court papers have found a handwritten document he filed...
Hungarian Goulash Capitalism
They're back the communists, that is. As the transition to capitalism proves more painful and more dislocating than originally imagined, Eastern Europeans are turning to the communists, now known as socialists. That has happened in Poland and in Lithuania,...
In Politics, Money Can't Always Buy Happiness of Win
The costliest campaigns in last month's municipal elections in St. Charles County were conducted in O'Fallon and St. Peters.Daniel J. McAteer's campaign to win a seat on the O'Fallon Board of Aldermen cost $9,115.11. He lost the election with 34.6 percent...
Leafs Are in Stitches after Overtime Victory
Kent Manderville, a bandage over his swollen-shut right eye and stitches stretching across his eyebrow and the bridge of his nose, looks as if he's been mugged.He wasn't worked over in an alley though - just a hockey game."It's so intense out there,"...
Long Division: It's North-South in Big 12 in '96
Big 12 football coaches and athletic directors recommended Tuesday the expanded conference adopt north-south divisions in football and basketball and begin competing in all sports in the 1996-97 academic year.Under the proposed setup, Oklahoma and Oklahoma...
Love Songs May Last, Even If Love Doesn't
THE PROBLEM with a good love song is that it sometimes lasts longer than the love it was written to commemorate. Such, apparently, will be the case with the body of musical work Billy Joel has produced in honor of his wife, Christie Brinkley, whom he...
MAKING ITS PITCH BASEBALL WORKING ON PROBLEMS, TRYING TO BROADEN ITS APPEAL Series: BASEBALL: PASTIME OR PAST TIME Last of Four Parts
Doomsayers be silent, say baseball people. Their game breathes heartily and has a healthy future."Baseball will survive," Milwaukee Brewers owner Bud Selig said. "I'm optimistic that no matter what we do to it, it's going to be just fine."Blind optimism,...
Measle Shots at Magnet School Student There Developed Disease over Weekend; 2nd Case in City
About 700 students and staff members at Central Visual and Performing Arts School in St. Louis will get measles shots at the school on Thursday because they may have been exposed to the highly contagious viral disease.Last weekend, a 16-year-old student...
Mercantile to Close 11 S&l Branches
Eleven branches of United Postal Savings Co. will close Aug. 17 as Mercantile Bancorporation Inc. completes its digestion of the second-biggest savings and loan in the region.Mercantile also will begin offering free checking to all its customers on the...
More Haitians Flee, More Are Returned
The U.S. Coast Guard, dealing with a sharp increase in Haitians fleeing for the United States since President Bill Clinton announced a change in American policy, shipped back 150 more refugees Tuesday.The 768 repatriations since Friday represent the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:</P><P>If JENNIFER CAPRIATI is living the life of a normal high school student, what was I doing all those years?</P><P>The Toronto what?</P><P>I'm sorry. I guess I was in a coma somewhere, but could someone ...
Muslims Push in Bosnia Army Is Displaying a New Effectiveness
Government troops pressed one of their boldest offensives of Bosnia's two-year civil war Tuesday after cutting Serb telephone links to the west and securing a key road in the northeast.Maj. Rob Annink, a U.N. spokesman, said Muslim-led government troops...
New Graduate, Old Home: Many Move Back
IT'S MAY, and for thousands of families that means college graduation.College campuses are, or soon will be, dotted with U-Hauls and station wagons packing up the accumulation of dorm rooms. For many families, the destination isn't a new apartment but...
New Musical-Comedy Is Hotchner's Project
STARS IN YOUR EYES: "`In the Name of Love' is the title of our new musical, and we hope we can get Jean Stapleton (of Edith Bunker fame) to play the role of the mother-in-law," offered author-lyricist A.E. Hotchner, discussing his new musical-comedy...
Nixon's Surprise: A Woman in '96
A few months before his death, Richard Nixon opined that " '94 will be a great year for non-incumbents. People want change. Clinton asked for it; now the country is going to demand it."But to a man who won four out of five national races, matching FDR's...
Old Warson to Provide Open Test
Whereas Hale Irwin and Jay Haas already have secured spots in next month's U.S. Open in Pittsburgh, the three other PGA Tour players most associated with St. Louis will have to survive the United States Golf Association's ultimate competitive torture...
Parents Can Help Overweight Kids
NOBODY LIKES to buy a swimsuit.I'll bet even Linda Evangelista, who is maybe the top model in the world, groans at the prospect of hunting down a suit that does not make her hate her thighs.And my friend Gina, noting that sooner or later everything in...
People
Now it can be told:</P><P>As a youngster, JANE FONDA dreamed of growing up to be a man. "I had no role models," she says in Mirabella magazine. "I had no sense of women's roles in history. I wanted to be a man."</P><P>Stupid...
Police Renew Request for 5 Percent Raise
The St. Louis Police Department renewed its plea to aldermen Tuesday for larger raises - but appears headed for disappointment."We know funds are limited, but we also know crime can't be fought without well-trained employees," Police Chief Clarence Harmon...
Readers' Views
Graduation Rates: Who's To Blame?</P><P>Stewart's Responsibility To Education</P><P>In her May 14 column on student-athletes, Lorraine Kee states that it is "partly their responsibility to go to class and study" and that it...
Salaries, Conditions Change in Minors, but Dreams Remain Same
When all hope seems lost, look to the children.In baseball's case, that means ignoring the distracting troubles on the big-league level and know that until those problems are resolved, the minor leagues will keep the flame."We really don't see all of...
Sex and the Single Expert Virginia Johnson of `Masters And' Will Be Working Solo on Her Next Book
SO WHAT'S new with Virginia E. Johnson, the sex expert in St. Louis?A new book, a new tone, a new lifestyle - and, sometime soon, a whole new approach to teaching the world about sex.First, the book. It's "Heterosexuality" (HarperCollins, $27.50), written...
Silver Bullets Are a Needless Embarrassment
The Silver Bullets are the nation's only all-female professional baseball team. They have played three full games against men. They have lost all three, outscored 40-0.Game 1 was a 19-0 rout by a Northern League all-star squad featuring Leon "Bull" Durham,...
Smoke, Mirrors and Congressional Ethics
The Senate has gone one step further than the House and banned just about everything a senator could conceivably receive from a lobbyist - in the name of convincing the public that its servants are honest and trustworthy. The vote was 95-4, though many...
Sports Shorts
$27.4 Million Award To Reynolds Rejected</P><P>Butch Reynolds says he'll go to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to win back a $27.4 million award against the International Amateur Athletic Federation for barring him from the Olympics.</P><P>Reynolds,...
Stadium Climbs Steadily to Roof-Raising
Rising around sprouts of steel rods, the concrete frame of the new downtown stadium is poking toward its 140-foot crest and an opening date 17 months away.To meet deadlines and make up for 12 weeks washed out by rain, J.S. Alberici Construction Co. hired...
State Honors Four in Crash-Site Rescue
Four people were honored Tuesday for their efforts to save victims of a crash of two vans near Carterville on Oct. 1.The four pulled three victims from the burning wreckage; only one survived. In all, seven people died in the crash.Eight other Illinois...
Strength Is Found in Unconditional Love
I was moping around the other day, bemoaning what I perceived to be my lack of success and serenity. My life-partner wouldn't play along. She pointed out that expecting nirvana at the tender age of 36 was a bit grandiose. "You've come farther than most,"...
Sun Peril May Be Added to Weather Forecasts
With skin cancer increasing, the National Weather Service is experimenting with ways to add a solar-hazard rating to the daily weather forecast.A forecast of ultraviolet radiation - UV - could be added to the daily weather outlook as early as next month...
Teen Admitted Killing, Court Told
Sixteen-year-old Charles Benjamin "planned (a) murder in my kitchen" and later admitted committing the crime, a witness said Tuesday in Hillsboro.Benjamin is charged in the kidnapping and killing of Shirley Ann Crook of Fenton.Benjamin was 15 and his...
Test Mice Make Trouble
I DON'T know who these people are, but "they" get a couple of mice, ply them with booze, put red lipstick on them or put them in a theater with a bucket of buttered popcorn. When the mice get sick, "they" come out with a research paper saying alcohol...
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: The Cardinals closed a successful...
Transfer of Gaza Complete Arab Gunmen Kill 2, Wound 1 near Hebron
Israel's three decades of occupation in the Gaza Strip ended Tuesday with the handover of the region's government and military bases to Palestinians who celebrated with gunfire.Israeli troops withdrew by night from areas under Palestinian rule hours...
Trucker, 2 Train Employees Hurt in Collision
Two engines and 20 train cars derailed and caught fire in northern St. Charles County on Tuesday when a tandem dump truck collided with a freight train.The truck driver and the train's engineer and conductor were injured, but not seriously.The accident...
Twins Stay on Roll, Stop Yankees' Streak
Shane Mack capped a three-run rally with an RBI double in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated New York 5-4 on Tuesday night, stopping the Yankees' 10-game winning streak.Mack, who earlier hit an inside-the-park homer and a double, helped...
Twins Stay on Roll, Stop Yankees" Streak
Shane Mack capped a three-run rally with an RBI double in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins defeated New York 5-4 on Tuesday night, stopping the Yankees' 10-game winning streak.Mack, who earlier hit an inside-the-park homer and a double, helped...
U.N. Worker, 10 Children Are Slain in Rwandan Home
Men with machetes butchered 10 small children and a Rwandan employee of the United Nations in the Rwandan capital, U.N. officials said Tuesday.The massacre was reported a few hours after the U.N. Security Council voted early Tuesday to send 5,500 African...
Upon Further Review
A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Washington startled the worlds of journalism and law twice this year. First, it allowed a writer whose book had been given a stinging review in The New York Times to sue the newspaper for libel. Then,...
U.S. Avoiding China Face-Off
A senior U.S. trade official indicated Tuesday that the Clinton administration is looking for a face-saving compromise in the crisis with China over trade vs. human rights.Cheryl McQueen, the senior China desk officer at the Commerce Department, said...
U.S. Facing Last Chance to Get Soccer Kicks
On Aug. 17, 1977, the great Pele bid farewell to American soccer - and the sport seemed here to stay.A crowd of nearly 80,000, still the largest ever to attend a sporting event at Giants Stadium, crowded the aisles and spilled onto the concourses to...
U.S. Scrutinizing a 2nd Former State Official
A federal grand jury investigating former Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey also has looked into the activities of another Republican - Richard B. Grisham, the former director of the state Motor Vehicle Commission.George R. Gurnett, a program administrator...
U.S. Seeks Ouster of Principal
The Justice Department asked a federal court Tuesday to pressure an Alabama school board to fire or reassign a high school principal who was accused of threatening to cancel a prom if interracial couples attended.Papers filed in federal court in Montgomery,...
Van Slyke Fights Enemy in Himself Pirates Star Is Bothered by Lack of Production
Take away one day in May, and Andy Van Slyke would be hitting .232 with seven runs batted in and one homer.Van Slyke had one of those lifetime days for the Pittsburgh Pirates 10 days ago when he collected eight consecutive hits - four in each game in...
Vassar College Loses Lawsuit Alleging Bias Judge: Married Women Professors Mistreated
Vassar College, a champion of women's education, discriminates against married women professors, a federal judge has ruled.U.S. District Judge Constance B. Motley ruled Monday that Vassar unfairly denied biology professor Cynthia Fisher tenure in 1985....
Warriors' Victory Erases Memories
The St. Charles West High baseball team erased some painful memories Monday, beating Fort Zumwalt North 8-4 in the first round of the Class 4A District 9 Tournament at C-H Park."I've been here five years and this is the first time I can remember us getting...
Washed-Out World of Outlaws Sprints Rescheduled
The World of Outlaws sprint-car program at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City has been rescheduled for tonight.The program, originally scheduled for Saturday, was washed out by weekend rains. Gates open at 4 p.m., with time trials 7 and racing at 8. In...
Weight Gain Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Breast cancer researchers have some advice for women in their 20s starting to put on a few extra pounds: Lose weight.A study suggests that weight gain around age 30, even just an extra 10 or 20 pounds, may substantially increase the risk of breast cancer...
Why Atrocities? Scholars Pinpoint Logic of Violence Answer to Slaughter in Rwanda and Bosnia Is as Elusive as Ever
EVEN WITH their own history of violence, Americans are frequently amazed at the level of savagery in civil strife in other corners of the world.They're dismayed to read about a mother in Rwanda who calmly talks about clubbing several orphaned children...
Why Men Can't Find Anything except Power
IT'S THE LITTLE things that cause big misunderstandings between men and women.Take the case of Rich Iezzi.This St. Louis man couldn't find the new sack of sugar in the pantry.This won't surprise most women. We know many men won't look for anything.Instead,...
Wife's Cold Shoulder Warmed for Other Man
Dear Ann Landers: This is for the man in LA who is "Waiting 'Til the Kids Leave Home."I, too, had a wife who wasn't interested in sex. Before we got married, "Claire" couldn't get enough. After the honeymoon, I was lucky to get it once a month. Last...
Woman Was Married to Three Brothers
Dear Abby: This is in response to "Black Sheep," whose family was upset because she fell in love with her brother-in-law after his wife had died.Well, this is what happened in my family: My mother had three brothers - Al, Carl and Ed.Al married a woman...
Wu Presents Clothes for Real People, after a Fashion
MOSTLY WAS the operative word in the fashion show's title, "Real Fashions for Real People, Mostly."But then, designers of these clothes were Washington University students, enrolled in the fashion design program of the School of Fine Arts. And for all...
Yankees Make Ruthian Strides While Jays Sing the Blues
After years of playing feckless ball, the Yankees are returning to their proud Bronx Bombers mode. The Red Sox and Orioles have been rolling all season, too.And the powerful Blue Jays? Try as they might, the World Series champions just can't keep up....
Young Righthander Gives Leyland Reason to Hope
The Pittsburgh Pirates' pitching, especially a young starting rotation, has progressed even faster than manager Jim Leyland hoped. Leyland, who has had three division winners, still thinks his team can contend this year."We ain't bad," Leyland said....