St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 31, 1994

Administration Is Sending Teen-Agers the Wrong Message on Sex
President Bill Clinton strives to be for everything good and opposed to everything bad. He understands, for example, that the epidemic of illegitimate births in the United States is a "crisis," and he has delivered frank talks to high school students...
Agency Seeks Doctor, Nurse to Serve Needy
Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center is trying to hire a nurse and a doctor to work at scattered sites in St. Charles County.Grace Hill, a not-for-profit agency with ties to the Episcopal church, operates five health centers for the destitute and the...
A Man's Bottom Line: No Dancing
MY husband puts dancing right up there with abdominal surgery and brake failure.He says there's too much to remember. It's too bad, because there is no one I respect more than a man who can glide across the floor with grace and style. To have a partner...
Ancient City Emerges in Ukraine
Nestled between a harbor crammed with gunboats and a pebbled coast lined with resorts for retired officers, the ancient Greek city of Khersones has long been closed to archaeologists and tourists.City authorities in Sevastopol, headquarters of the former...
Answers to Some Niggling Questions about Heart
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am told I have an inflamed heart. Also, the left chamber is enlarged. I was suffering from deep fatigue, although I have been a diligent exerciser. I am advised to give up exercise for the present. I am a non-smoker, non-drinker....
`Armadillodome' Puts San Antonio in Convention Mode
With four skyward-soaring towers and brightly colored suspension cables, San Antonio's Alamodome has been hailed as an architectural inspiration.The less reverent call it the Armadillodome, pointing out that the concrete towers and the dome's curved...
At 69, Blake's Achievement Remains Buoyant in Pool
One could say Robert Blake's life is a testament to fulfillment and fond memories.Youngest son Pete Blake starred in track and football at Hazelwood High in the 1970s. He later played football for Missouri. Eldest son Rob Blake became an assistant principal...
Attacks on Journalists Rise, Group Says
Attacks on journalists rose to record levels last year as repressive governments turn to violence rather than prison terms to silence critics, the head of the International Federation of Newspaper Publishers said Monday."This clearly is due, in part,...
Audit Criticizes Some Activities of Police Board Insurance Payments Questioned
State Auditor Margaret Kelly has criticized the St. Louis Police Board for making insurance benefit payments for board members and for not seeking bids for banking services.In a draft report, Kelly also faulted the board for not requiring proper documentation...
Banks No-Hits Phils for 7 1/3 Innings in 3-0 Cubs Win
Willie Banks held Philadelphia hitless for 7 1/3 innings and won his career-best fourth consecutive start Monday, leading the Chicago Cubs past the Phillies 3-0.Banks, trying to pitch the Cubs' first no-hitter since Milt Pappas in 1972, blanked the Phillies...
Bosnian Rivals Jockey for Ground in Advance of Talks
Bosnia's warring sides maneuvered for position Monday ahead of cease-fire talks that international mediators hope will lead to negotiations on an overall peace.The Muslim-led government army, which in recent weeks made limited gains against the Serbs...
Briefs
INDIA Unrelenting Heat Wave Kills 91, Sets A Record</P><P>Temperatures soared Monday to a 50-year record in India's northern plains and deserts, in a heat wave that has killed 91 people in a week and left Indians gasping for rain.</P><P>The...
Brown Enlists Mayors in Bid for Executive
St. Peters Mayor Thomas W. Brown has enlisted the aid of three other mayors, a former mayor and a former county commissioner in his campaign for the Republican nomination for St. Charles County Executive.Serving as Brown's honorary campaign chairmen...
Browns Relive That Special Summer of '44
Just before the Memorial Day weekend began, a band of inveterate history buffs paused to remember.Their thoughts were of World War II but were not draped in black. Not all war memories are awful.And so it was at a reunion Thursday at Joe Hanon's Restaurant...
Burundi Trembles at Rwanda's Fate Neighboring State Has Same Ethnic Makeup
IF THE SICKENING slaughter of tens of thousands of innocents in Rwanda is a scene from the Apocalypse, the next act could be just as bad: neighboring Burundi, populated by the same two tribes.Western diplomats, aid workers and human rights organizations...
Call of Nature No Help to Ivanisevic Foe
Italy's Andrea Gaudenzi thought he had found a way to beat Goran Ivanisevic.Taking advantage of a bathroom break by the umpire, Gaudenzi climbed into the chair, grabbed the microphone and declared: "Game, set and match, Gaudenzi."It turned out to be...
Canucks Give Blues Vicarious Cup Thrill
In an idle moment on the eve of the Stanley Cup finals, Vancouver Canucks winger Sergio Momesso let his mind wander from the city that never sleeps.His thoughts drifted to an old friend in the Midwest."So, how's Ron Caron doing these days, anyway?" Momesso...
Cardinals Go Behind Closed Doors
The Cardinals held their umpteenth meeting of the season before Monday night's 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. This meeting lasted longer than usual, nearly 40 minutes.Manager Joe Torre said he thought his team had been lethargic in losing...
Cards Dodge Bullet in la, Break Skid Perez, Whiten, Gilkey Get `Saves'
Say what you will about the Cardinals pitching staff - it does have balance.When Vicente Palacios finally wedged his way into the win column Monday night by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5, it meant every member of the Cardinals' 11-man staff had...
Car-Motorcyle Collision Kills St. Louis Couple in Meramec State Park
A St. Louis couple pleasure-riding on a sunny spring afternoon were killed when their motorcycle collided head-on with a car in Franklin County.The victims, Gregory and Donna Guzman, were killed at 3 p.m. Sunday on Missouri Highway 185 in Meramec State...
Caving in to Welfare Hypocrisy
The trouble with President Bill Clinton's pledge to end welfare in its current form is a lack of strong conviction about what policies should take its place. He started with a noble idea: Every able-bodied American should have to work in exchange for...
Choirs Score Top Ratings at District, State Four Groups Achieve Superior Marks
Members of the choir at Francis Howell High School are ending the year on a high note with top ratings in district and state competitions that have choir director Tresa Jo Wilson and the students humming with happiness."They got 1's in all their performances"...
Clinton Praises Soldiers U.S. Must Guard the Freedom They Delivered, He Says
Preparing for his European trip to commemorate D-Day, President Bill Clinton praised the "can-do confidence" of World War II soldiers and warned Americans on Memorial Day to keep their guard up."We must be the guardians of the freedom that was delivered...
Color of Money Overshadows Color of People
AFTER LAST WEEK'S $46 million settlement by the Denny's restaurant chain following 4,300 complaints of racial bias nationwide, I decided to pay one of the restaurants a visit.I walked into the Denny's on Hampton Avenue and was greeted immediately by...
Deaths Elsewhere
ELVERA S. BURGER, 84, the wife of retired Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, died early Monday (May 30, 1994) in her sleep at the couple's home in Arlington, Va.She had suffered for years from a heart ailment.Mrs. Burger was a noted amateur water colorist...
Deaths Elsewhere
Elvera S. Burger, 84, Wife of Retired U.S. Chief Justice</P><P>ELVERA S. BURGER, 84, the wife of retired Chief Justice Warren E. Burger died early Monday (May 30, 1994) in her sleep at the couple's home in Arlington, Va.</P><P>She...
Decision Due on Sentence Judge May Reconsider 10 Years for Drunk Driver in Fatal Crash
Circuit Judge Lucy D. Rauch of St. Charles County says she will decide today whether she will reconsider her sentence of 10 years in prison for Catherine M. Jones for a car crash that killed a man and injured his family.At a hearing Friday, Jones' attorney,...
Denizio's New Baby Love Smithereens' Singer Finds Life Gives Him a New Life
`HOLD ON, let me kiss my baby."Little Liza, 12 weeks old, is the baby in question, the first child of the Smithereens' vocalist/guitarist Pat DiNizio and his wife, Mary."Before she was born I was wondering if I could hold (the baby) and not be afraid,"...
Duchesne's Lehmkuhle Tops in 3a
Duchesne High junior Jason Lehmkuhle enjoyed a weekend that he won't soon forget at the Class 3A state track and field meet in Jefferson City.Lehmkuhle had one of the most productive days of anyone in the Class 3A meet not wearing a Berkeley uniform....
End Labor-Boss Rancor, Presidential Panel Says -
A COMMISSION SET UP by President Bill Clinton has concluded that the American workplace cannot become truly efficient and globally competitive until the hostility between labor and management - particularly when unions try to organize a company - is...
Firebombed Family Works on Holiday Horror `Brought the Neighborhood Together,' Man Says
Memorial Day was a working holiday for Calvin Bailey, who thought more of baseboards and painting than barbecues and picnicking.Almost six weeks ago, someone firebombed Bailey's home in the Walnut Park neighborhood, perhaps in retaliation for Bailey's...
Firm Donations Benefit Big Sale Boys and Girls Club Fund-Raiser
Bargain hunters will find hammers, mowers, grills, socks and even toboggans at a huge sale that organizers are billing as the biggest and best garage sale in town.More than $60,000 worth of new and like-new merchandise will be sold at 50 percent or more...
Flower Power Shaw's Garden to Start Work on New Center
Which plants attract birds and butterflies? Is Big Boy the best tomato hybrid for the St. Louis climate? What ground cover, other than ivy and euonymus, thrives in shade?The Missouri Botanical Garden is creating a complex of 23 demonstration gardens...
Free-for-Alls Giveaways Make a Hit with Consumers
When Dr. Robert Spiegel decided to expand his decade-old practice, he did what banks, supermarkets, politicians and many others have done for years: He gave stuff away.The Baltimore dentist mailed out 1,500 refrigerator magnets and gave free T-shirts...
Gordon's 2-Tire Gamble Impresses Wallace
The crowd roared and fireworks exploded as Jeff Gordon climbed from his race car into Victory Lane.Over by the gas pumps, Rusty Wallace waited to be interviewed about finishing second."Gordon's crying," a TV reporter told him, as he waited for the cue...
Gwendolyn Brooks Let Everyone Down
The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities is Washington's version of a very big deal. The lecturer gets a $10,000 honorarium and is admitted to an extremely select circle that includes Saul Bellow, Robert Penn Warren, John Hope Franklin and Walker Percy....
High Anxiety Driver's Block Is Frequent on a Bridge Too Far
It happens at least five or 10 times a day. Someone wants to get from one Michigan peninsula to another but can't face making the trip over the Mackinac Bridge.The problem? The world's largest suspension bridge rises nearly 200 feet above the Straits...
Hikers Urged to Hit Rockwoods Trails National Trails Day Events Set Saturday
When a naturalist at Rockwoods Reservation says, "Take a hike," it's not meant as an insult."Hiking is great exercise and gives people a good reason to get outdoors and involved with nature," said Tamie Yegge, a naturalist with Rockwoods Reservation....
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: Since I'm up first in the morning and gone before my husband and son get up, I leave cereal bowls, spoons and napkins set out on the table.It seems to start their day with a smile when I cut out shapes (animals, for example) from paper...
Homosexuals Honor Gays Who Perished in Holocaust
Homosexuals held a service at Israel's Holocaust Memorial on Monday to honor the tens of thousands of homosexuals slain by the Nazis.But the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem refused to sanction the event, the first ever, and police detained...
Howell Girls Capture Medals in 4 Events Area Athletes Bring Home 16 from Class 4a State Meet
St. Charles area athletes came home with 16 medals from last weekend's Class 4A state track and field meet in Jefferson City.The Francis Howell girls enjoyed the most productive meet of area schools with medals in four events in the meet held at Dwight...
Howling Mad: Some Owners Growl about Book Ranking Dogs' Intelligence
IT'S THE WORST news for Afghans since the Russian invasion.The Afghan - the noble Afghan hound, that is, proud product of 19th-century Afghanistan - has been judged the dumbest dog in the world.The border collie, on the other hand, is the smartest dog,...
Huge Star, Boiling Away Mass, Could Burn a Hole in Theories
A gigantic, exceptionally bright star that scientists thought could become a black hole is actually shedding mass at such an astonishing rate that it eventually will disappear, a discovery that casts doubt on theories of stellar evolution, a researcher...
In Article, Clinton Writes of New China Plan
President Bill Clinton has outlined a five-point program "to support forces of constructive change in China while strengthening the U.S.-China relationship."Clinton describes the program in an article in today's Los Angeles Times. The program consists...
Indy Losers Cry Foul over Penske Engines
Roger Penske had it all his way on Sunday in the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race. When Al Unser Jr. took the checkered flag, the victory was Penske's 10th at Indy as a car owner.Penske has six wins in the last eight years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,...
In Galarraga, Rockies Got More Than Bargain
It would not have made sense. The Colorado Rockies were headed into their inaugural season, and the likely end would not justify the means necessary to sign a front-line first baseman in the free-agent market.So they settled for Andres Galarraga."If...
Invite the Russian Bear to the Dance
As Lenin might have asked, what is to be done? How can Russia, which is increasingly susceptible to virulent nationalism and anti-Western sentiment, be coaxed back into the Western orbit, back into Mikhail Gorbachev's common European house?In many respects,...
Israel Frees Hundreds of Prisoners; Soldier Slain in Gaza
Israel released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners Monday as part of its autonomy agreement with the PLO, but new tension arose after Israeli soldiers reported being shot at from inside the autonomous Gaza Strip.A soldier was killed in the incident, apparently...
It's a Zoo Guests of Honor at Birthday Party to Be Real Animals
Lincoln, a three-banded armadillo, hides in his log. Avarice, a two-toed sloth, pouts in a corner after an argument with a porcupine. Bubba, a blue and gold macaw, shrieks operatically.That's life as usual in the Charles H. Yalem Children's Zoo, where...
Killer Technology without a Soul
The Clinton administration's tireless effort to import the abortion pill known as RU-486 into the United States provides additional evidence that when the president promised to make abortions "rare," he was not telling the truth.Once America celebrated...
Krauss' Fiddle Playing Lights Up Six Flags
Only the spectacular fireworks at Six Flags Over Mid-America matched the pyrotechnics of Alison Krauss' fiddle playing Sunday at the Old Glory Amphitheatre.The fireworks display lit up the skies just as Krauss and the band Union Station finished their...
Leasing a Car Can Turn into Costly Mistake
For many customers today, it is cheaper to lease a car than buy one. But that assumes that you get a good lease, understand its terms and abide by its rules. If not, a car lease can turn into an expensive mistake.Some mistakes are no accidents. Leases...
Lindenwood's Tebbe Named All-American Junior First Baseman Earned MVP for Naia's District 16, Batted .432
When Kris Tebbe decided to attend Lindenwood College, her focus was on academics and on soccer.Softball was really just an after-thought."I figured I'd be busy enough with school and with soccer," she said. "But after talking it over with some of the...
Man Held in Shooting Is Ex-Muslim Attack on Controversial Speaker Is Called Act of Lone Gunman
The man accused of shooting former Nation of Islam spokesman Khallid Abdul Muhammad was kicked out of the organization three years ago and acted alone in the assassination attempt, officials said Monday.Muhammad was answering questions after a speech...
Miller-Led Pacers Knot Knicks
Reggie Miller had been strangely quiet during the National Basketball Association Eastern Conference finals. On Monday in Indianapolis, he waited until the fourth quarter to make most of his noise."That's the situation I love, with the game on the line...
Miller-Led Pacers Knot Knicks 2-2 Indiana Must Find a Way to Win in NY
Reggie Miller had been strangely quiet during the National Basketball Association Eastern Conference finals. On Monday in Indianapolis, he waited until the fourth quarter to make most of his noise."That's the situation I love, with the game on the line...
Mormons' President Benson Dies Agriculture Secretary for Eisenhower Was 94
Ezra Taft Benson, president of the Mormon Church and a former U.S. agriculture secretary, died Monday (May 30, 1994) at age 94.Mr. Benson, who as Mormon president emphasized the faith's scriptural roots, died at his home of congestive heart failure....
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The National Hockey League draft is coming up June 28, and for the fifth successive year, the Blues won't need to worry about selecting a big-name 18-year-old.Once again, the Blues aren't listed on the first-round grid.But here's betting that the Blues'...
Never Forget: Area Veterans Honor Fallen
As Tom Gibbons Jr. stood in Coldwater Cemetery, shifting his feet to relieve his arthritic joints, a memory of Tommy Flannagan drifted into his mind, drifted there as softly as the rain fell on his shoulders.Gibbons remembered that his dog, Inky, bit...
NOMINEE BREYER: INTELLECT YES, PASSION NO Series: STEPHEN G. BREYER SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES
STEPHEN G. BREYER doesn't have the passion of the man he would replace on the U.S. Supreme Court, colleagues and critics agree."He is not going to be a Harry Blackmun or a William Brennan and certainly not a Thurgood Marshall who brought life experiences...
Obituaries
A. Sommerville Jr.</P><P>Arthur W. Sommerville Jr., 71, of O'Fallon, died Saturday (May 29, 1994) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital.</P><P>Mr. Sommerville moved to O'Fallon from St. Charles after retiring from Ferguson Machine...
One Way to Deal with His Cheatin' Heart
Dear Ann Landers: I'd like to share a story with you that broke my heart. Unfortunately, this same thing is happening all over the country.Two days ago, one of my young acquaintances was accidentally shot and killed by a friend, who was trying to show...
Palacios Helps Cards Dodge Bullet in la Birds End Skid with Timely Hitting
Say what you will about the Cardinals pitching staff, but it does have balance.When Vicente Palacios finally wedged his way into the win column Monday night by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5, it meant that every member of the Cardinals' 11-man staff...
People
PENNY MARSHALL, the movie director and former TV star, was rushed to a hospital Sunday after complaining of chest pains and having difficulty in breathing. She spent the night in the hospital and was released Monday.Marshall, 50, was playing tennis at...
Pope Remains Adamant against Women Priests Pontiff's Letter to Bishops Calls Issue Closed
Pope John Paul II sought to end debate Monday on whether women could ever become Roman Catholic priests, declaring the matter closed in a letter to bishops.The head of the Church of England, which ordained its first women priests in March, said the pope's...
Price Wins Colonial, Ends Slump
Nick Price solved one problem in the Colonial - and created another one, again."This was a huge hurdle to get over," Price said.Price, of Zimbabwe, beat Scott Simpson in sudden death Monday as the Colonial finished a day late in Fort Worth, Texas, because...
Put It on the P.A
An open house for students and parents will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Lindenwood College for the fall semester with faculty advisers available to discuss such matters as the various undergraduate programs, financial aid and activities offered....
Rear View: Looking Back at a Highway Billboard Controversy
FOR ABOUT three weeks, the view improved near the Vandeventer overpass.Radio station Y98 put up a billboard with a rear view of four people. Three wore shorts. One was buck naked.All had their arms raised, like human `Y's. "St. Louis' biggest variety...
Rebels Cut off Kigali Reports from Rwanda Say Key Government Barracks Is Overrun
Rebels cut off the last avenue of retreat Monday for government troops caught in the Rwandan capital of Kigali and overran a vital army barracks near Gitarama, the interim government's stronghold.Rwanda's interim government retreated to Gitarama, about...
Regional Medical Center Deserves Support
In St. Louis and St. Louis County, there is no better place to have a baby than St. Louis Regional Medical Center, the area's safety-net hospital.The results of two independent surveys released in May made that clear. First, the Missouri Department of...
Rostenkowski Declares: No Plea Bargain
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, defiantly rejected any deals with federal prosecutors Monday and declared that he would fight any corruption indictment.Prosecutors had set a deadline of today for Rostenkowski to...
Safeguard Health Care for Elderly and Poor
Congressional committees in Washington are beginning to debate health-reform issues. Soon, they will be voting on amendments and making decisions that will affect how Americans receive health care. All or most of the reform plans lrely on significant...
She Wants Empty Nest, but Grown Son Is Attached
Dear Abby: Count me among those who "never thought they would be writing to Dear Abby" . . . but alas, here I am.My concern is my 25-year-old son, "John," who still lives at home. My husband and I are very compatible and happy, and we would really like...
Some Different Ways to Interact with TV
NO WONDER "interactive" is the rage, especially when it refers to television. "Interactive TV" means getting what you want when you want it. No longer is TV your dominatrix. Now, it wants to be your best friend.During the Emmy telecast last fall, Helen...
Sports Shorts
$25 Million For Bure? Canucks Aren't SayingIf Pavel Bure has signed a new contract, the Vancouver Canucks aren't saying."It's not something for discussion at this time," president-general manager-coach Pat Quinn said Monday when asked about the reported...
Spotlight
Sunni Borgschulte, 17,Senior, St. Charles WestAlthough Sunni Borgschulte squeezes in several activities in her high-school schedule, she has been most involved in the dance and drill team of the pom squad the past three years at St. Charles West High...
ST. CHARLES THE CITY ACROSS THE MISSOURI TRIES TO KEEP A SMALL-TOWN FEEL DURING BIG-TIME GROWTH Series: Where We Live St. Charles
THE MAYOR of the second-largest city in the metropolitan area bristles when someone calls St. Charles just a suburb of St. Louis, or just a place full of quaint little shops, or that rural town where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark spent the night...
Stevens Seems Intent on Fleeing from Devils
The captain loves the coach and reveres the assistant coach. He believes in his teammates and is fairly certain they could win a championship together.But he has no such affection or admiration for the general manager, who, he feels, pushed him to the...
St. Peters American Legion Team Has Talent, Little Time, Stahl Says
St. Peters American Legion manager Adam Stahl isn't sure what to make of his team just yet."We've had basically the same group for the past three years, so you'd expect this team to be successful," Stahl said. "But I expected us to be successful last...
Supervisors or Teammates?
A seemingly limited decision by the U.S. Supreme Court last week could prove to have large consequences for workers and companies that are trying to achieve more flexibility in their operations. The 5-4 ruling said that nurses who sometimes direct other...
Survey Predicts Stronger Economy
U.S. business executives intend to hire more employees this summer than at any time in the past five years, says a report released Monday by the country's largest temporary-help firm, Manpower Inc.Milwaukee-based Manpower's quarterly employment survey...
Teed Off
Both David Watkins and President Bill Clinton have learned hard lessons. Mr. Watkins was the director of administration for the White House until last week, when the public learned he had used presidential helicopters to go golfing at a country club...
Truly Outrageous: Raid on Midwife Upsets Court, Too
THE MILLER COUNTY sheriff's department had planned the raid on the lakefront cabin with precision. Acting on a tip, it had been watching the cabin for hours, photographing the cars that came and went.About 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 23, 1991, Sheriff Alan D....
Upscale Asians Following Scent of New Frontier: Public Toilets
People must learn to love them, said the delegate from Japan. But the smell is still a problem, said the official from China.The subject was, well, the title is self-explanatory: The Asia-Pacific Seminar on Public Toilets 1994.The three-day gathering...
U.S. Car Prices Rise with Japanese Yen Some Auto Buyers Feeling Betrayed
Pam Yarnell was zapped with sticker shock last week by her dream car, a Jeep Grand Cherokee. At $32,000, "that's what a house should cost," she said while browsing for trucks at Crawford's Raytown Dodge in Missouri.Prices sure aren't what they were when...
U.S. Vows to Adjust Vaccine Lots Won't Waste Money, Medicine, Health Department Official Says
President Bill Clinton's administration won't buy any more childhood vaccines than it can use under an expanded program of free shots for the poor and children without private health coverage, an official said Monday."We aren't going to waste any money,...
Vanderveen Completes Hat Trick `Dead Runner' Racer Sweeps 5k, 10k, 5k
A whole bunch of elite runners here no doubt would have been happy to give Maurits Vanderveen a lift to the airport Monday night, make sure he got on a plane and cheerily wave goodbye as it taxied away.Vanderveen was in town with about 120 friends for...

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