St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 27, 1993

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$1.35 Million to Put City in the Swim
The St. Louis County Council has approved spending $1.35 million to build a long-delayed swimming pool at St. Vincent's County Park in Normandy, overriding two members who wanted to spend the money on projects in their districts."It's an area of St....
$1.35 Million to Put Normandy in the Swim
The St. Louis County Council has approved spending $1.35 million to build a long-delayed swimming pool at St. Vincent's County Park in Normandy, overriding two members who wanted to spend the money on projects in their districts."It's an area of St....
27 Union Firefighters to Share in 2% Raise Promised to Workers
Crestwood firefighters will get raises of 2 percent starting next month.City officials had planned to withhold the raise, promised to all employees, from the 27 union firefighters until a new contract could be worked out. The old contract expired in...
2 Russian Kidnappers Are Reported Captured
Four masked gunmen vanished Sunday into the mountainous wilds of southern Russia with a $10 million ransom after a four-day hostage drama aboard a commandeered helicopter.Hours later, according to a report today on a Moscow radio station, authorities...
3 of 4 States Show Drop in University Enrollments
College and university enrollments fell this fall in three out of four states, according to a poll by the American Council of Education. The council said it was "most severe" decline recorded in six years of surveys."We feel pretty confident that this...
$450,000 Included in Budget Earmarked for Street Repairs
The Ellisville City Council recently approved its 1994 budget and plans to spend more than $450,000 on repair work for the city's streets.The council set the real estate tax rate at 35 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation, same as last year.Stephen...
A Dissenter's View of Adm. Bobby Inman
My first run-in with Adm. Bobby Inman came after I praised him in a 1980 column. As America's chief eavesdropper, he had overheard a suspicious call by President Jimmy Carter's brother, Billy, to the Libyan Embassy and properly brought the wiretap to...
Advanswers Wins Contract with Eye Care Centers
Eye Care Centers of America Inc., based in San Antonio, Texas, has awarded its media services to Advanswers Media/Programming. The assignment includes strategic planning and implementation for all Eye Care Centers locations.Eye Care Centers of America...
After Inheritance, Then What?
Parents, who in record numbers have given their baby boom children Davy Crockett hats, college educations and house down payments, will continue that tradition to their deaths and beyond, according to a new study by Cornell University.They will leave...
A `Greener Approach' for River Des Peres? New Flood Study Will Look More to Environment
EVER SINCE Kaskaskia Indians accompanied by two Jesuit priests set up camp at Le Riviere des Peres in 1700, settlers there have endured floods backing up from the Mississippi River.And since the 1800s, when engineers began tinkering with rivers, St....
Aikman, Smith like Money in Bank
Cowboys 38 Redskins 3</P><P>Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith played like they were worth every penny of the $63.6 million they're being paid.</P><P>Aikman, a fresh $50 million contract in the bank, threw two touchdown...
Aldermen Give Plan for Youth Center a Lukewarm Reception
Vinita Park officials were noncommittal recently to a proposal by a University City woman to operate a recreation and music center for youths from three school districts in a building on Page Boulevard.Shirley Stanford envisions groups of more than 100...
Anti-Vet Mindset at White House?
The appointment of retired Adm. Bobby Ray Inman to succeed Les Aspin as secretary of defense was, at least in part, an acknowledgment by President Bill Clinton of the tenuous relationship he has with the uniformed military of the United States. As the...
Archaeologists Discover Ancient Indians' World
Beneath the rich brown dirt of an ordinary-looking field just north of U.S. Highway 30 at New Lenox lie secrets to an American Indian world dating back to Medieval times.Archaeologists have unearthed three skeletons, the foundation of a large hut, tool...
A State of `Universal Backlash'?
EVEN THOUGH the pressure's on, Aaron Steelman pays no attention to the people, sometimes strangers, who tell him to stop trashing his soda cans."I think if there's a mass movement, that recycling was actually taken seriously by most people, it could...
Author Hopes Cookbook Will Be an Elephantine Fund-Raiser
WHAT DO YOU DO when you have enough recipes to fill a trunk? If you're Karen Page, you write a cookbook for an elephant.To be honest, Page didn't start out writing a cookbook for an elephant. She started out writing a cookbook just for her. This in itself...
Barkley's `Personal Riot' Helps Him Haul in TV Loot
Being Charles Barkley is no lightweight job.Day shifts, night shifts, weekends, holidays - the Phoenix Suns' forward puts in some serious overtime to support his persona.And why not? Hard work has made Barkley an only-in-America icon.He can rebound with...
Baseball Writers to Hail Master of Masters
For a guy who threw a forward pass long before he ever swung a golf stick, Hord Wilson Hardin went about as far as any man could go in the international humbling game, short of winning the tournament he most recently served as lord and master - the Masters.Hardin,...
Bills Win Afc East on Christie's Kick
Bills 16 Jets 14</P><P>Thirty minutes after the game, as Steve Christie was getting some feeling back in his pink feet, Cary Blanchard still was feeling mighty blue.</P><P>Christie ignored frozen feet, a frozen field...
Black-Eyed Peas Humble No Longer
IN OUR ever-expanding quest for new flavors, American cooks are rediscovering foods that have long passed out of fashion. Consider the black-eyed pea. Once a plantation staple, black-eyed peas were consumed for most of this century in poor homes and...
Blast of Cold Air Sweeps Great Lakes, Northeast
Homeless shelters filled up in the East, and travel became an ordeal around the Great Lakes Sunday after a rush of cold air.In Columbus, Ohio, the Open Shelter, which holds about 120 men, was "a little more crowded than usual last night," said Curtis...
Board Considers Proposal to Put Bond Issue to Vote
A $30 million bond issue probably will be on the April ballot in the Hazelwood School District. School board members will hear the final proposal Jan. 11.Superintendent Larry S. Humphries has told board members the bond issue would not require a tax...
Board Views Plans for Additions, Renovations
The Affton School Board glimpsed preliminary plans last week for easing crowding at Rogers Middle School, 7550 Mackenzie Road, and Gotsch School, 8348 Laclede Station Road.September 1994 has been targeted for occupancy of the new facilities.The plans...
Bomber Group Revives Memories, Friendships
Fifty years ago, the 390th Bomb Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, started flying missions from its base in northeastern England against Hitler's forces in Germany. Thousands of men took part in the bombing raids that continued until the war ended in 1945.Among...
Book Tells of Lincoln's State Travel
Riding a wave of Abe-mania, a one-man publishing house is releasing an updated edition of a rare book chronicling Abraham Lincoln's visits to Southern Illinois.The book "When Lincoln Came to Egypt" is the work of the late historian and scholar George...
Briefs
WorldAlgeriaMudslide Buries Slum, Kills 12A wall of rain-soaked earth crashed through a hillside slum in Oran, killing at least 12 people and injuring 46, officials said. Rescue crews gingerly looked for survivors Sunday.The slide late Saturday night...
Building Appearance Code Is Changed; Burden Shifts to the Buyer, from Seller
Eureka has changed its exterior appearance building code enforcement, shifting the responsibility for meeting standards to the building's buyer from the seller.Although Eureka has never had a housing standards code with a related occupancy permit, as...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGSJoseph E. Dieterman, a St. Louis professional engineer, has formed Dieterman Engineering P.C., a professional engineering company specializing in comprehensive engineering and science services. Address: the LaSalle Building, 509 Olive Street,...
Businesses Protest Fees Developers Pay for Roads
Restaurant chains, convenience stores and real estate brokers want St. Louis County to reduce the fees levied against developers of new commercial structures to pay for nearby road improvements.Members of the Retail Employers and Builders Association...
Butcher Absorbs Shot, but Stays Put
When Craig Janney and trainer Tom Nash helped Blues defenseman Garth Butcher off the ice less than three minutes into Sunday's game, Blues fans feared the worse.Neil Wilkinson's slap shot had hit him on the inside of the left foot, and Butcher went down...
Buyers Beware `Malling' Taken as Just a Part of Day-After Sales
"Animals!"That's how Grace Spinner of Affton described fellow shoppers Sunday as they raced at 8 a.m. to the Trim-A-Home department at Famous-Barr in the Saint Louis Galleria."People were running," Spinner said. She and a relative held off, she added,...
Cards Cut Giants Down to Size
Four weeks ago, the New York Giants stole a game from Phoenix with a last-second field goal. On Sunday, the Cardinals played a little payback with the leaders of the NFC East.Ron Moore rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cardinals kept the...
Charity Program's Founder Reaps Rewards Much Joy in Giving, East St. Louis Man Says
About 4 a.m. one day last week, the telephone rang and Joe Hubbard jumped up to get it.Someone needed him. A frail, elderly man with no family had to be rushed and admitted to St. Mary's Hospital; and in East St. Louis, the staff at the nursing home...
Chiefs Meet Metro-Doom Mcmahon Outduels Montana as Minnesota Rolls by Kc 30-10
Boy, do the Kansas City Chiefs know how to dampen a celebration. Don't invite these guys to your New Year's Eve party.Thanks to some help earlier in the day from Tampa Bay and Green Bay, the Chiefs clinched their first AFC West title since 1971 before...
Chinese Leaders Praise Mao, Deng
China's leaders gathered Sunday on the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth to praise him as a great patriot, while lauding the man who scrapped his policies, Deng Xiaoping, as his natural successor.About 10,000 people, including top officials and Mao's...
Cisneros Defends Clinton against `Slash-Burn' Media
A top administration official blasted the media Sunday, suggesting that they used "search and destroy, slash and burn" tactics by reporting allegations that President Bill Clinton had extramarital affairs while he was governor of Arkansas.In his attack,...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Walpert Properties represented Prime Properties in the lease of 22,996 square feet of space at 930 Town & Country Commons Shopping Center to Mid America Aqua Center.Cozad Commercial Real Estate Ltd. represented parties in these sales:24,000 square feet...
Cost Cutting Points to a No-Frills Future for Travelers
Upstart airlines grabbing more passengers and companies trying to cut costs may be mapping an increasingly no-frills future for business travelers.A sign of that trend is emerging at United Airlines, where the board just approved a proposal for machinists...
Council Oks $1.35 Million for Park's Swimming Pool
The St. Louis County Council has approved spending $1.35 million to build a long-delayed swimming pool at St. Vincent's County Park in Normandy, overriding two members who wanted to spend the money on projects in their districts."It's an area of St....
Council Oks Work on Center
Webster Groves will use revenue from the financing of the city's new recreation center to make additional improvements in and around the complex.The City Council has decided to pay Sverdrup Corp., which is designing and building the center, an additional...
Delaware Ave. Changed to Stephen Jones
When Stephen Jones sat down to a steak and cheese sandwich at noon on April 3, 1978, he didn't know it would be his last meal.His wife, Victoria Jones, remembers what he ate because he came home and she fixed him his last lunch. "I will never forget;...
Denver (9-6) Backs into Playoffs
Bucs 17 Broncos 10</P><P>Taking the act of backing into the playoffs to a new lower level, the Denver Broncos lost to the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers and still qualified for postseason play.</P><P>Craig Erickson threw...
Deserving Winner of `Hero' Title
WHAT KIND of person is considered for the Missouri governor's "Hero of the Year" award?The 40-plus years of Margaret Loper Lytle's adult life - a life filled with compassion, selflessness and immense energy - made her a perfect candidate.Add flexibility...
District Considers Tech Prep Program to Help Students
The Valley Park School District is examining a program aimed at giving non-college-bound students a way to both work toward an associate's degree at a community college and gain technical skills.The program, Tech Prep, involves a partnership between...
Dolphins Need a Win to Keep Cox Cool
The Miami Dolphins need a win to preserve more than just their postseason possibilities. It might be the only way to keep Bryan Cox from going ballistic again.A linebacker from East St. Louis, Ill., Cox has thrown tantrums in two of the last three games...
Ending Welfare as Missouri Knows It
Gov. Mel Carnahan is off to an auspicious start on welfare reform. With his proposal, appropriately titled "Beyond Welfare," the governor seeks to move Missouri away from what he rightly says is a "failed system" and to make recipients look upon public...
Expert Suggests August Vote on River Gambling
The August primary would be a better time than the April municipal elections to make a second try to pass riverboat gambling for unincorporated areas of St. Louis County.That's the recommendation of E. Terrence Jones, a political consultant, to the campaign...
Federal Insurance Program Doesn't Cover 401(k) Plans
Q. I recently heard some news reports about a federal program that insures pension plan benefits. Can you briefly explain the insurance and whether it covers 401(k) plans, too? If not, does the law offer me any guarantee that my 401(k) money will be...
Feeling Guilty Is Signal That Change Is Needed
A SIXTH-GRADE schoolteacher confessed that he hadn't been nice to his students that day. He had been impatient and needlessly sarcastic.All day he had radiated a negative attitude. Usually he would have gone home, mentally chided himself and felt guilty....
Foreign Policy in New Germany
It is the Germans themselves who have the most intractable "German problem." They ask whether Germany's past permanently has disqualified it from conducting a foreign policy. As Germany does conduct a foreign policy, this might seem a frivolous debate,...
Future Bodes Well for 2 Ill Boys, Yellow Labrador
Two boys suffering from rare forms of leukemia beat the odds and found bone-marrow donors. The odds of finding an unrelated person with a matching tissue range from 1 in 10,000 to impossible, doctors say.Austin Hayes, 2, had a bone-marrow transplant...
Gartner Gets Goal No. 600; Rangers Roll
The first of two goals by the Rangers' Mike Gartner made him the sixth player in National Hockey League history to score 600 career goals as New York ripped the New Jersey Devils 8-3 Sunday night. The victory extended the Rangers' home unbeaten streak...
Girl Who Was Chained Underground Is Making the Most of Her New Life
Making the honor roll and going to Disney World would make a pretty good year for any 11-year-old. Even more so for Katie Beers, who had spent her 10th birthday chained underground.Katie has adjusted well to her new life with the foster family that has...
Grenades Kill 7, Injure 130 in Philippines
Attackers hurled three grenades into a Roman Catholic cathedral packed with worshipers Sunday, killing seven people and injuring about 130 others.The attack took place at San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City, the largest city on Mindanao island. A similar...
Group Plans to Build $5.5 Million Center
A group of residents in the north Webster Groves neighborhood is planning to build a $5.5 million community center even though the city already is building a $9 million recreation center two miles away.Ellie Conrad, secretary of North Webster Community...
Guests Will Dive Right into These Flavorful Dips
DIPS ARE ONE of the best ways to get guests acquainted and moving at parties. As people serve themselves, they often strike up a conversation with a fellow dipper. Because they don't really require any utensils, dips and dippers can stand alone and away...
Have a Safe '94: New State Laws Aim to Make Life More Secure
Laws that take effect in many states next month have a simple, direct message - safety first!California and Tennessee will require children to wear helmets while riding bicycles. Oregon, New Hampshire and Tennessee will check would-be teachers for criminal...
Headlines That Are Likely to Move the Market Next Year
Some news stories will, and some won't, be important to investors in 1994.Wall Street isn't going to care much about President Bill Clinton's purported liaisons with other women - at least not until the publicity starts to affect his ability to get things...
Here, Again, Are the Best Business Quotes from '93
Our selection of favorite quotes from 1993's business stories:(All quotes are from stories that ran in the Post-Dispatch on the dates shown in italics.)Jan. 5"With the start of a new year, I begin a new phase in my life."Michael Milken, on his move from...
Highway Memorial Recalls Those Who Died in Other Ways
DRIVING TO work one day last week on Interstate 44, my mental list-making came to a sudden halt when I noticed a new addition to the highway landscape.Overnight, someone had planted a 4-foot-tall wooden cross on the grassy knoll that rises from the south...
Hitting Home High-Tech Security Systems Keep Burglars, Fear at Bay
Sales of burglar alarm systems are setting records here as homeowners scurry to protect their property and families from crime.Rollins Protective Services has boosted service staff 30 percent to handle new business, said Dan Blake, who manages sales...
Hmos Called Bad Deal for Medicare Patients
Federal health officials will no longer prod elderly Medicare patients to join health maintenance groups, because the government loses money on people enrolled in such private health plans.Bruce C. Vladeck, head of the Health Care Financing Administration...
Housing Plan to Be Reviewed
Concordia Seminary will put its revised plan for 79 units to house married students before the Clayton Plan Commission on Jan. 4 and then the Board of Aldermen on Jan. 25, according to a recent aldermanic vote.Although aldermen were in the midst of their...
How to Revamp Your Investment Strategy for 1994
I trust this dispatch finds you warm, comfy, and just as committed to reforming your finances as your waistline in 1994. As always, I have some ideas:Re-assess your tolerance for risk. Lower interest rates have pushed many unitiated, super-conservative...
Hundreds of New Laws Take Effect Saturday
It will be a little more expensive to fish next year in Illinois, and you will have to turn on your vehicle's headlights when you turn on the windshield wipers.Those are just a couple of the changes in life caused by two of the nearly 280 new state laws...
Imagination: The Wildflour Cafe Has Good Food, Too
As an unreformed punster and player with words, I always take it as a good sign when a restaurant name has one of those good qualities. It usually means that the owner has a playful imagination, which may carry over to the menu and the cooking. On rare...
In the Spirit: It's the Right Time of Year for Wine Seller
When James T. Hasty opened his upscale wine shop eight years ago, he was expecting a mostly male clientele."But, surprisingly, that's not the case," Hasty said. "I was really shocked to find the number of female customers I have."Hasty is president of...
In World Cup, U.S. Is a Third-World Country
The 24 teams in the World Cup have been distributed into six groups. Europe has 13 representatives, South America has four, Africa three and Asia two. Mexico and the host team, USA, are the others.Most have dreams of achieving the highest goal in international...
It's a Blue (Ears, Toes, Fingers) Christmas Weekend in NFL
The Big Chill spread across much of the National Football League on Sunday. And, in every city except Chicago, it was a cold, cruel day for the visitors.Old Man Winter came hard on a blitz in Cincinnati, Foxboro, Mass., Philadelphia, Chicago, Buffalo...
Jail to Be Restored despite Flood Risk
St. Louis County will restore its jail in Chesterfield Valley despite the risk that the Missouri River may flood the jail again, said James Baker, county director of administration.Baker told the caucus of Democrats on the County Council that restoration...
Keeping Posted
JobsState Gets Grant For Women's TrainingThe state of Missouri has been awarded a $297,000 grant from the federal government to help train women in non-traditional jobs.The grant is from the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau to the Missouri Department...
Klingler, Inconsistency Dash Atlanta's Hopes
Bengals 21 Falcons 17</P><P>Coach Jerry Glanville knew the Atlanta Falcons' long-shot playoff chances would come down to containing Cincinnati's undistinguished David Klingler.</P><P>They couldn't do it. Klingler,...
Klingler Shoots Down Falcons
Bengals 21 Falcons 17</P><P>Coach Jerry Glanville knew the Atlanta Falcons' long-shot playoff chances would come down to containing Cincinnati's undistinguished David Klingler.</P><P>They couldn't do it. Klingler,...
Knights Keep Atlanta's Hockey Flame Burning
The Zamboni machine has been turned into a big, smoke-spewing dragon that whisks along the ice surface at The Omni.When it reaches center ice it passes over the slogan painted there, Knightmare on Peachtree Street, and drawings of a couple of ghoulish-looking...
Kramer Fires Up Lions; Bears Left out in Cold
It's like 1991 all over again for Erik Kramer. He came on late and led Detroit into the National Football League playoffs then. Now he has rescued the Lions again.Kramer completed 23 of 31 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns Sunday as the Lions earned...
Larry Wilson Deserved Better Than Big Red
When Larry Wilson resigned as general manager of the Phoenix Cardinals the other day, the memories surged. It was more than the end of an era. It tore a cord that had been in place for more than 30 years, from the summer evening in 1960 when a rookie...
Lead Stays in Bones through Old Age
Dear Dr. Donohue: We read a lot these days about lead poisoning in children. But what about those of us who grew up 60 or 70 years ago with lead water pipes? Are there residual effects? What symptoms might still linger?Yours is an interesting question...
Life Takes on New Light for Katie Girl Chained Underground Now Basks in Foster Family's Love, Friend Says
Making the honor roll and going to Disney World would make a pretty good year for any 11-year-old. Even more so for Katie Beers, who had spent her 10th birthday chained underground.Katie has adjusted well to life with the foster family that has cared...
Litzsinger Will Undergo $3 Million in Renovations
The Special School District's board has given the go-ahead to a $3 million overhaul of Litzsinger School, which serves some of the district's most severely handicapped students.The board awarded an $842,068 contract to Pernikoff Construction Co., the...
Mayor Urges Better Benefits for Employees
Overland employees may get extra vacation benefits if the Board of Aldermen decides to follow the mayor's advice.At a special meeting last week, Mayor Frank Munsch said Overland had the least vacation benefits among 90 municipalities. He asked the board...
Mcdoniel's Hat Trick Lifts Ambush Past Wings 16-7
When the Ambush is ailing, the best remedy seems to be a dose of the Wichita Wings.With rookie Scott McDoniel getting the hat trick, the Ambush snapped a losing streak at three games with a 16-7 victory over the Wings on Sunday.The Ambush has won five...
Media Rob Children of Innocence
I wonder what she would have been when she grew up, the little girl in the photograph with the soft, intelligent, brown eyes and winsome smile. An actress maybe. They say that's what Polly Klaas wanted to be. Or a teacher, or a doctor. We'll never know...
Millennium Could Catch Some Napping
Another New Year's Eve rushes at us. And after this one, we'll have only six more New Year's Eves until the new century - indeed, until the new millennium.Or is it seven more?The debate has already begun, in the national forum known as the letters to...
Monday Memo
Ever wonder what your boss really thinks about you? Whether you'll get that raise? If you have a future with the company?In Japan, these aren't idle questions. Some workers are hiring private detectives to find out where they stand at work. For about...
More Improvements on Way for Recreation Center
Webster Groves will use revenue from the financing of the city's new recreation center to make additional improvements in and around the complex.The City Council has decided to pay Sverdrup Corp., which is designing and building the center, an additional...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
BOB KRAVITZ of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver has some thoughts, myths and half-truths to share:- If nothing else, CBS can come back with its own alternative halftime show to the Super Bowl on Fox.I say we put the "I'm a big fan" guy in a room with...
NATO Must Secure Eastern Europe, Kohl Says
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said Sunday he would push next year for NATO to provide the formerly communist countries of Eastern Europe with a sense of security.In a newspaper interview, Kohl said the recent electoral success of ultra-nationalists in...
New Emergency in School District Awaits Decision
The ghost of sessions past - education funding - will haunt the Illinois Legislature when it returns in January.However, this time the crisis is not with the Chicago school system but with the Mount Morris School District, which has said it will close...
New Phone System Will Reach into Nation's Skies
For many harried business people, an airline flight offers one of the last refuges from what seem like incessant phone calls. You can settle into a seat and sip your drink, comfortable in the knowledge that no one from the office can find you, right?Wrong!By...
New Year's Nibbles
FRIDAY NIGHT. New Year's Eve. Time to party - which means it's time to start looking around for appropriate nibbles to serve (or take to) that year-end celebration.Well, look no further. We've got a tableful of tidbits for you to pick from. And we know...
NFL Postscripts
HE'S GOING . . . ALL . . . THE . . . WAY</P><P>Attention, NFL quarterbacks. Don't mess with Eagles defensive back Eric Allen.</P><P>The DB tied the NFL record of four interception return touchdowns in a season with two in the...
Oilers Make Their Mark with Win over 49ers for 10-Game Streak
The streak lives.The Houston Oilers kept it going Saturday by beating the San Francisco 49ers 10-7, winning their 10th consecutive game and matching a 31-year-old club record."We're trying to win the Super Bowl," Houston receiver Ernest Givins said....
OK Sought for Car Lot and Financing Company
The Ferguson City Council this week heard a request by Herm Brocksmith to operate a used car lot and financing company on Old Halls Ferry Road, which was the site of a Burger King restaurant until 1990.The city's planning and zoning commission recently...
Organ Donor's Costs Are Taken Care Of
Dear Abby: I am enclosing a copy of an article that appeared in the Baltimore Sun. It states that a Florida woman had donated her son's organs, but instead of being thanked for her humanitarian efforts, she received a bill from the hospital for $41,000...
Pennsylvania School's Gift Warms Pupils Here
The children at Winfield Elementary School - all 436 of them from kindergarten through third grade - are sporting new T-shirts sent by students at Marlborough School in Green Lane, Pa.The long-sleeved shirts, says Winfield Principal Dee Gaddis, "are...
People
Why couldn't he just drive? That was the question after the city of Los Angeles paid $484 to fly JERMAINE JACKSON across town for an anti-gang meeting.The trip took place on Sept. 15, but it was first reported Friday by the Los Angeles Daily News. The...
Perfecting the Transfusion
AS AN ACCEPTED medical procedure, blood transfusion has come a long way since a 17th-century French physician named Jean Baptiste Denis mainlined one of his patients with calf's blood.The result was a violent allergic reaction, but the patient survived...
Personal Reasons Drive Soldiers against Disease
The magnitude of the AIDS epidemic alone spurs many researchers and volunteers to try to help find a vaccine or better treatment for the deadly infection. Since 1982, 340,000 Americans have developed AIDS and 204,000 died from it.But people fight AIDS...
Philadelphia Defense Does It One More Time
Eagles 37 Saints 26</P><P>The Philadelphia Eagles defense probably was playing together at home for the last time. Mike Buck was starting for the first time in the NFL. It was a bad combination for the New Orleans Saints.</P><P>Eric...
Playground Safety Thrust Is Seesaw's Downer Park Staples Vanish under New Guidelines
Seesaws are becoming an endangered species.So are tall metal slides, most jungle gyms and many other staples of the traditional playground.Area municipalities, enlightened by guidelines such as those produced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,...

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