St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 28, 1996

1st Trial Is Held in Massacre
Deo Bizimana is accused of killing 20 people and ordering the massacres of thousands more in the 1994 slaughter of a half a million people in Rwanda.A former hospital aide became on Friday the first person to be tried in the 1994 massacre of half a million...
3 Testify on Ballot without Key Issue
Jerome C. Herrmann, a paramedic, was the first to vote when the polls opened at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hazelwood in the Aug. 6 primary.But the issue that interested him the most - a tax increase for the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District...
A Deal on Columbia Bottoms?
Thanks to the persistence of the Missouri Conservation Department and the good will of Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr., the 4,600-acre Columbia Bottoms tract may soon become a wildlife refuge and recreational area. After a meeting Tuesday with city officials,...
After Shaq's Defection, Injuries, the Magic Has Been Missing in Orlando
The Orlando Magic knew they would have to proceed this season without Shaquille O'Neal.But minus Penny Hardaway for a healthy chunk, too? Well, the predictable has happened.When Pat Williams' pingpong balls were airlifted through the chute, the Magic...
Agency to Step in after Law Ends Aid
A St. Louis social service agency is seeking corporate sponsors to help it establish a job-placement service for alcoholics and drug abusers who are to lose their federal disability payments next week.The agency, Project HOPE (Helping Other People Emerge),...
A Look Back at Esquire, Granada Theaters
My daughter, an anthropologist who lives in Tucson, Ariz., is working on a paper about old theaters built by the Boller Bros. They built the Esquire, the Granada, the Norside and the Majestic in East St. Louis. Any information you can give me on them?Venus...
`Amc's' Janet Can Cook, Too
ACTRESS Robin Mattson leads two lives.She's a wicked woman, Janet Green, on ABC's daytime "All My Children." And she's a wholesome actress who cooks as host of the Lifetime cable channel's "The Main Ingredient."Mattson started acting at 6. As an adult,...
A Raging Border War
1993 Lessons Learned In Triple OT Kiwane Garris swears that even now, when he shoots free throws, his mind drifts back to Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1993. Let's revisit the scene:It's the 13th game of the "Braggin' Rights" series between Missouri and Ilinois...
A Swords-to-Plowshares Solution for Plutonium
I would like to take strong exception to the Dec. 15 editorial, "Wrong Answer On Plutonium," opposing the Clinton administration's plan to dispose of plutonium from dismantled nuclear weapons.In offering a bold two-track strategy to deal with surplus...
A Whiff of a Garlic Revolution
Czechoslovakia deposed its communists in a Velvet Revolution. Serbia's political opposition may be in the middle of a garlic revolution. Despite an eruption of violence on Tuesday that claimed the life of a protester, well-armed riot police and wintry...
Beaumont Holds off Roosevelt at Normandy
Richard Hamilton goes back a long way with Jim Gant. He spent nine seasons coaching at Roosevelt High (1985-94), including seven as an assistant under Gant.As a prep star, Hamilton played under Gant at Central High (1974-78), helping the Redwings to...
Be Nice to Your Guests - Feed Them Healthfully
THE HOLIDAYS give you a great excuse to have people over.You can just say, "Drop by." Of course, once you've said it and half the office replies, "Cool, what time?" you have to think about what to feed everyone.Pigs in a blanket? Cheese cubes on toothpicks?...
Blaze Destroys Repair Shop; Fireman Saved
The banging of a colleague's ax guided a firefighter trapped in the burning auto-repair shop to a barred door, which was cut open in time to save him.St. Louis firefighter Darryl Reece says he was saved by a knock on the door.Reece was among 15 firefighters...
Blues Tie 'Hawks the United Way
* Blues build a 3-0 lead in the first period, collapse in the second and have to rally for a 4-4 tie in ChicagoAfter intimidating and dominating teams in the old Chicago Stadium for years, the Chicago Blackhawks have had difficulty recapturing the magic...
Briefs
NORTHERN CALIFORNIAAuthorities Search For Man Who Fired On McDonald'sPolice searched Friday for a man who walked into a McDonald's in northern California and opened fire with a revolver, injuring three of the fast-food restaurant's employees, one critically....
Cardwell's Shares Recipe for Vietnamese Chicken Stir-Fry
Q: I am writing to request the recipe for a delicious entree served at Cardwell's at the Plaza. It is the Vietnamese chicken stir-fry, a mouthwatering and spicy combination of fresh green and red peppers, mushrooms and snow peas stir-fried with tender...
Cauliflower Soup Gets Flavor Bonus from Cumin
HERE'S A LIGHT recipe for a hot soup on a cold evening.CUMIN-SCENTEDCAULIFLOWER SOUP 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 2 ribs celery, finely chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 medium clove garlic, peeled...
Cavaliers Use Late Run to Maintain Dominance over Bucks
Terrell Brandon scored 30 points and had four of his 11 assists during a game-ending 16-2 run as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 94-86 Friday night in Cleveland.The victory was Cleveland's sixth in seven games, and the Cavaliers' 11...
Celebrating 100 Years of Beautiful Homes
IT WAS JUST four years before the new century, when The House Beautiful magazine came to life and brought light on how to design, decorate and enjoy the American dream - having your own home. One hundred years later, it's still going strong.The first...
Couples on Air Tie Knot for Real
THERE must be something in the water at the "All My Children" studio. First Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, who plays Hayley Vaughan and Mateo Santos, secretly tied the marital knot in real life last May, and now two of their co-stars have followed suit.The...
Dancer's Aids Journey Takes a Surprising Turn
RON DENNIS just celebrated the first Christmas in 11 years that he didn't fear would be his last.In 1985, he was diagnosed HIV-positive. In 1988, the first symptoms of AIDS set in.In 1990, he was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS. In 1992, he developed...
Demers Gets First Crack at Interviewing with Blues
* The former coach spent four hours with Ron Caron and Mark Sauer.The Blues conducted their first interview on Friday in an effort to hire a permanent replacement for fired coach Mike Keenan.Jacques Demers, the Montreal Canadiens' scout and former Blues...
Don't Have a Date for New Year's Eve? Here Are Things to Think About
IF YOU don't have a date for New Year's Eve, it's society's fault.Wait. It may also have something to do with the fact that you never talk about anything but work, you are so critical that nobody is ever good enough for you, you need to see a good dentist,...
Do Old Shoes in Good Condition Qualify as Collectibles?
Q: I was cleaning out my mother's house and found several pairs of dressy shoes in excellent condition. They must date from the 1930s and '40s. I could just give them to a thrift store, but I thought someone might find them collectible.A: Vintage clothing...
Draft Blows Fresh Air through the Npsl Crunch Uses 1st Pick to Select Bodyguard for Top Scoring Duo
The 12th edition of the National Professional Soccer League draft took a different twist last week with two clubs trying to turn the boring process into something exciting and different.Two of the more interesting selections came from Milwaukee and Cleveland....
Elegant Pate Promises an Adventure in Eating
MASTER CHEF Marcel Desaulniers, owner of the innovative Trellis Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg, presents another adventure in eating with his recipe for an unusual pate featuring shiitake mushrooms and fresh spinach. This elegant dish is fancy enough...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPS* The meat is, officially, back on the burner.* Heard on the street: MacDonald's plans to buy The Arena and turn it into a dance hall - to be called the MacArena. * MARTIN HANDFORD has a new series of books out entitled "Where's INGE HAMMARSTROM?"...
Fans in Dallas Almost Forget about That Pesky First Round
The Dallas Cowboys' fans were so shocked they had to play a wild-card game, they almost forgot to buy tickets. As late as Thursday, 1,000 tickets remained.For the first time in five years, the Cowboys are without a bye in the first round of the playoffs....
Fedorov Takes Charge, Scores All Goals in Red Wings' Victory
* Fifth goal, scored in overtime, lifts Detroit to a win over the Washington CapitalsSergei Fedorov scored five goals, including the winner in overtime, as the Detroit Red Wings topped the visiting Washington Capitals 5-4 in a National Hockey League...
Fired Aide Is Seeking Presidency Russian Leader Too Ill to Rule, Lebed Says
Alexander Lebed, President Boris Yeltsin's most formidable rival, set out on a quest Friday to become Russia's next leader. He formed his own political party and declared Yeltsin too ill to rule."Today we embark on a long and difficult journey to struggle...
For Good Luck the New Year Brings out Old Traditions
AT THE NEW YEAR, a time of beginnings, old traditions are the norm. Even the foods served on New Year's Day are a part of customs that can be as superstitious as rubbing a rabbit's foot for luck.Eating pickled herring is considered a lucky way to bring...
Guatemala Bracing to Pay High Price for Peace
In a final propaganda strike, several dozen masked rebels stormed into a bus station this week and called on Guatemalans to witness the signing of a historic peace accord."The struggle will change!" an unarmed member of the rebels' urban faction shouted...
Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! Gardener, Mechanic Find Love in Want Ads
ANY MAN whose holiday gift(s) to his significant other bombed this year might do well to take a lesson from Tom Fix.Tom gave his fiancee, Elaine Burns, much much more than she had been expecting. But then she hadn't been expecting much."I was really...
Hudson's 30-Point Effort Helps Salukis Corral Wyoming
Troy Hudson scored 30 points in leading Southern Illinois-Carbondale to a 92-87 victory over host Wyoming on Friday night.The Salukis improved to 6-3 while the Cowboys fell to 3-6.* Indiana 63, Colgate 48: Andrae Patterson led a balanced Indiana attack...
Hullabaloo
The Blues recognize Brett Hull's recent entry into the 500 Goal club by throwing a party for 20,000 of his closest friends.Officially, Friday night at Kiel Center was Brett Hull Tribute Night.Hull's family, teammates, Blues and National Hockey League...
Hull Takes Bows; Blues Take Fall
* Maple Leafs ruin all the pomp and ceremony with 3-2 victory at Kiel Center.Brett Hull Night began with such enthusiasm and promise.There were ovations for Hull, his father Bobby Hull, his mother Jo Anne Robinson, his fiancee Alison Curran, his children...
Incarnate Word Beats Cor Jesu to Make Semifinals at Visitation
Thanks to the emergence of the young and talented Rosary High team, fans at the Visitation Christmas Tournament will be treated to two "championship" games.The first one was Friday night and pitted the two teams that have competed for the Visitation...
Jewelry for Your Home
MENTION THE WORD "hardware" these days, and many people will think of computers and the hightech hardware that feeds on software. So now if you want to talk about doorknobs and drawer pulls, you have to be more specific. "Decorative home hardware" is...
Kellie Martin Doesn't Feel Victimized
LIKE many young actresses in the business today, Kellie Martin has often been cast as a victim.And it's not something she feels victimized about.In fact, she noted, she has always found redeeming qualities in all of her victim roles. "I'm not going to...
Lien Case Convicts File New Paperwork
Ten common-law court advocates convicted of filing a false lien against a judge aren't waiting quietly to be sentenced.Convicted earlier this month of tampering with a judicial officer, the 10 have filed petitions seeking to force a Callaway County sheriff...
Local Briefs
MISSOURIHISTORICAL SOCIETYDetroit Will Be Focal Point Of St. Louis Urban Forum The Missouri Historical Society will present its St. Louis Urban Forum program, "What Comes After the City?: Four Meditations on the Disappearance of Detroit." The forum is...
Looking at a Dark 'Gh'
IF "General Hospital" ran promos to strains of "Hey, Baby, Take a Walk on the Wild Side," they would capture perfectly the delicious essence of the "General Hospital" of today. For a few years now, "GH" has been soap opera at its best - and remains so....
Maine's Women Senators like Serving Voters
Maine will join California as the only states with two wome senators. Five women from other states will add to the largest contigent of women in the Senate.Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, was trying to illustrate just how intensely personal and wonderfully...
Man's Fear of Flying Upsets Vacation
Q: My husband ruined our holiday. We were all set to visit my parents with our children, but when we got to the airport, he chickened out and refused to get on the plane. We flew without him, and I couldn't enjoy the visit.My husband is wonderful except...
Marissa Mourns the Loss of Family, Toddler
After a traffic accident on an icy road claims the lives of four in one family and a 2-year-old girl from another, their town grapples with grief as funeral services are set.By Robert Goodrich Of the Post-Dispatch Staff Mayor Jerry Cross said Friday...
Medicare Will Offer New Options
Hoping to make managed care more attractive, the government is set to begin a pilot program that offers Medicare recipients more options.Fewer than 5 million of Medicare's 38 million beneficiaries now choose managed care plans, which restrict the choice...
Meticulous War Exhibits Rule Miniature War Museum
Raymond Klingert of St. Peters is typical of the visitors who drop in to view exhibits at the Miniature World Museum in St. Charles.Klingert spent more than three hours recently in the museum, at 132-36 North Main Street. He couldn't make up his mind...
Miss Hulling's Recipe Stars Butternut Squash
Q: I am looking for a squash recipe that Miss Hulling's served. It had apples in it.Anne Hastings, St. Louis -A: "I believe this is the recipe Ann Hastings is looking for," wrote Doris Loosmore of St. Louis. "As with many recipes from Miss Hulling's,...
Mission: St. Louis
Elder James Forbes, 19, and Elder Jim Nelson, 20, know some of the meanest streets in St. Louis.They get up in the morning, put on their black serge suits, white shirts, narrow, dark ties and dark raincoats. They get on a bus, choose a street and start...
Morgan Stanley Complains of Loss
Morgan Stanley & Co. says it sustained a "severe" loss at the hands of professional traders and wants the Securities and Exchange Commission to change some trading rules as a result.The New York securities firm got caught off guard when news was rel...
Morning Briefing
Ryback Urges Sale Or Merger For MetricomSt. Louis-based Ryback Management Corp., a key stockholder of Metricom Inc., wants Metricom's management to consider a sale or merger, according to a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Ryback,...
My Dinner with Ake a Smorgasbord of Food and Conversation with an American-Born Master of Sumo
The trouble with lunching with sumo wrestlers is keeping up.Akebono chose Trader Vic's in the Hotel New Otani, a favorite hang-out of Japan's biggest men. It's also the only place in Tokyo, he said, where he could get something like the home cooking...
New Coach Already Learned Ropes Kruger Knows Stewart's Style
Now, whom are you going to believe?Here's Lon Kruger on Norm Stewart: "I remember watching Norm's teams play when I was in kindergarten.Here's Stewart on Kruger: "He and I played (in the Big Eight) at about the same time." In actuality, both were employing...
New Gun Law Affects Police Some Officers May Lose Right to Carry Firearms
Law enforcement agencies are searching for officers who have committed domestic violence offenses.A new federal gun control law is forcing law enforcement agencies around the country to search for officers who may lose their right to carry firearms because...
New Role for Colts, Bills, Steelers: Wild Card
Surprise, surprise. This weekend's wild-card games in the AFC feature teams used to success. Buffalo, the Super Bowl representative from 1990-93, is entertaining Jacksonville today. On Sunday, Indianapolis will be at Pittsburgh in a reprise of last season's...
New Year's Eve Question: What to Do for a 'Do
THREE DAYS AND counting . . . until 1997!For many of us, New Year's Eve denotes glitz, glitz and more glitz!We want to look special. We want to look good. But most of all, we want to look different from the way we do those other 364 days of the year....
NFL Head to Head
Graphic/Chart - NFL HEAD TO HEAD Jaguars (9-7) at Bills (10-6) Kickoff: 11:30 a.m., KDNL Ch. 30 Line: Bills by 8 1/2 The second-year Jaguars are thrilled to be in the post-season show, especially after a 3-6 start. They made it when the usually ...
Nighthood
* The Blues recognize Brett Hull's recent entry into the 500-goal club by throwing a party for 19,000 of his closest friends.Officially, Friday night at Kiel Center was Brett Hull Tribute Night.Hull's family, teammates, Blues and National Hockey League...
Norm's at Home in St. Louis - Finally Mu Coach Loses Fear the More He Wins Here
Once, St. Louis seemed like hostile territory to Norm Stewart. It's not paranoia, as Stewart likes to joke, if they're really out to get you.And after all, he:* Was cut by the old St. Louis Hawks of the National Basketball Association. * Once went years...
Older Players Are Heart of Panthers Defense
Sam Mills, Greg Kragen and Carlton Bailey are as different as bacon, lettuce and tomato.But they go so well together.They run like a spine through the Carolina Panthers' defense, securing the middle and affecting everything that happens around them....
Orders for Big-Ticket Products Retreat but Economy Still Growing, Analysts Say
Orders for big-ticket durable goods slipped unexpectedly in November for the first time in three months as demand for electronic equipment such as circuit boards and communications gear waned.But analysts said despite the drop in the often-volatile orders...
Parody Is Cat's Meow for Pun-Loving Pet Lovers
CAT PEOPLE often are as proud as real parents.We think of our furry children as the best and the brightest of any litter anywhere. We bore our friends with tales of how Fluffy hides her medicine, opens doors or gets along with other felines. And, horrors,...
Patient's Heart Never Left the Greens
Q: My husband recently underwent a heart transplant, and the surgery went well. He was always an avid golfer until he got so sick he couldn't manage even nine holes. Now that he has a new heart, he and I wonder whether he will be able to take up his...
People & Events
CONTINUING"Bethlehem": Large "sound and light" Nativity display with 200 figures in 18 tableaux or scenes telling the story of Jesus' birth from the Annunciation through the Flight into Egypt; 6 to 8 p.m. weekday evenings or by appointment during the...
People Rush to Pay Their Tax Bills
With personal property and real estate taxes due by the end of the year, this is crunch time. Tax officials say many county residents wait until the last few days to settle their account with the tax man.The line Friday afternoon stretched about 75 feet,...
Peruvian Police Get Extra Powers
A decree signed by Fujimori said all of Lima and the neighboring port of Callao had been placed under emergency rule.President Alberto Fujimori gave his army and police special arrest and search powers Friday by declaring a state of emergency in Lima.He...
Phone Stocks Push Market to a Record
U.S. stocks climbed Friday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its first record in a month. Telephone stocks paced the advance.It marked the 44th time this year the Dow set a record. "The equity market seems to be saying, `We're going to be...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSFlordell Hills: The body of Bryan Harvey, 19, of the 7100 block of Paisley Drive, was found about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS La Plata, Mo.: A teen-ager was killed Friday when the car he was in ran off an ice-covered road in eastern Missouri and overturned...
Report Supports Opposition in Serbia
International mediators advised President Milosevic to acknowledge that the opposition won the vote Nov. 17.About 60,000 opposition supporters rallied Friday to celebrate a report backing their electoral triumphs over Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.Milosevic...
Schottenheimer Expects to Be Back with Chiefs
Marty Schottenheimer is laughing off speculation that he won't return next season as head coach in Kansas City."I'm under contract with the Kansas City Chiefs," Schottenheimer said Thursday, acknowledging that his name has been linked to several job...
She's Wired over Crew Plugging In
Dear Ann Landers: For the past month, my next-door neighbors have been having construction done on their house. Last week, I was at home doing chores in my family room when I noticed the light flicker and dim. This has happened when my husband has been...
Sidewalks of New York Columbia U. Sophomore Overcomes Bad Breaks
Four of his brothers are imprisoned on felony convictions, and none of the other three studied beyond high school.His mother is a diabetic asthmatic who also suffers from hypertension and Bell's palsy and has had intestinal surgery.His father is on permanent...
Sitzes Sizzles as Belleville E. Downs Lincoln
Belleville East guard Clint Sitzes thought he needed to stick around after practice Friday afternoon to work on his outside shooting and free throws.It paid off Friday night as Sitzes scored a game-high 29 points to lead the No. 1 seeded Lancers to a...
S. Korea Strike Hammers Economy
The country braced for a New Year's holiday without public bus and subway service.Work stopped Friday at South Korea's auto plants and shipbuilding yards as a nationwide strike deepened on its second day.Seoul's hospitals were reduced to emergency-room...
Snow, Ice Disrupt Travel, Cut Power in Northwest Travel Disrupted, Power Out
A storm dumped snow and freezing rain across the Northwest on Friday, cutting power to 200,000 homes and businesses, delaying buses and planes, and closing highway passes through the Cascade Mountains.Downtown Seattle was a virtual ghost town, with almost...
Some Balk at Backing Gingrich Bid
At least eight Republicans said they would not commit their votes until they learned more about his confession.A growing number of House Republicans say they are not ready to support Newt Gingrich's re-election as speaker even as GOP leaders issue pleas...
Some GM Truck Owners Due $1,000 Certificates
A Louisiana judge has approved a settlement that will give $1,000 certificates to 5.8 million General Motors Corp. truck owners with allegedly dangerous side-mounted gas tanks.But General Motors may appeal the $28 million in fees and expenses awarded...
`Sorry You Got Fixed' (and Other Cards for Pets)
THE GREETING-CARD industry is going to the dogs.And the cats.Check out Hallmark's latest line of cards: Pet Love - 117 cards aimed at dog- and cat-lovers. There are thank-yous for the vet, get-well cards for the pet ("Sorry to hear you got fixed"), congratulatory...
Sports Shorts
N. Iowa Coach Reportedly To Get KU JobNorthern Iowa coach Terry Allen has accepted the head coaching at Kansas, sources said Friday night.Kansas scheduled a news conference for this afternoon to name a successor to Glen Mason, who resigned to take the...
Start a Little Heat Wave of Your Own
COOKIES AND LATKES and corn-bread dressing are great. But isn't your mouth ready for a change?We thought we'd cook Mexican. Supermarkets carry a sampling of fresh chilies, but for the more unusual stuff, you may need to go to a specialty market.If you...
Syracuse Controls Ball - and Houston
Malcolm Thomas rushed for a career-high 201 yards and a touchdown and Donovan McNabb added two TDs as No. 23 Syracuse ran over Houston 30-17 on Friday in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.Syracuse (9-4) won its eighth consecutive bowl game by playing keep...
Teen Charged in Shooting Death of His Mother's Fiance
Kevin R. Pelot went to Pevely on Christmas Eve to spend the holiday with his mother, his 17-year-old sister, his mother's fiance and his 2-year-old half brother.That evening, police responded to a disturbance call at the trailer home.A little before...
The Gardener's Guide: May Night Is Plant of the Year
SALVIA MAINACHT (May Night) is the Perennial Plant Association's selection as 1997 Plant of the Year.Salvias, members of the large mint family, are known for their aromatic foliage, attractive leaves and long season of bloom.May Night, regarded as one...
Their Resolutions Stress Less Stress
IT'S THAT TIME of year again.The time when most of us are thinking about the turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, pumpkin pies, sweet potato pies, potato pancakes, chocolates and cookies we've been consuming for the last month.The time when you glance...
The New Bash Brothers: Belle and Thomas
Baseball's newest bash-brother tandem resides in Chicago, where Frank Thomas and Albert Belle will team to form one of the most feared 1-2 punches in baseball history.Belle left the Cleveland Indians and signed a five-year, $50 million-plus free agent...
The Voice Behind Elmo: Deep-Voiced African-American 6-Footer
LITTLE red monster-child Elmo and dreadlocked "Muppets Tonight" host Clifford would seem to have little in common. But both owe their souls - and personalities - to puppeteer Kevin Clash. Clash has appeared infrequently on camera since joining "Sesame...
Tips on Care and Feeding of Holiday Poinsettias
Q: I was given a beautiful poinsettia for a gift, but it seems to wilt a lot. Do poinsettias need any special care? I have never grown one before.A: Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) will wilt if they are too hot, too wet or too dry.They need to be...
Tommy Hilfiger's Broad Appeal Keeps Him Hopping
HE ARRIVES AT HIS promotional appearance in a black stretch limo, followed by bodyguards in suit and tie. Waiting for him are fresh-scrubbed teens in khaki pants and blue work shirts or black pants and white T-shirts. He wears a blue sport jacket over...
TV Ad Revenue Up 21 Percent in 3 Quarters
NETWORK-TELEVISION advertising revenues, buoyed by NBC's Olympic coverage and the growth by the WB and UPN networks, were up 21 percent during the first three quarters of the year, compared with the same period last year, according to figures recently...
U.S. to Push for Less Forceful Air Bags
The new rules also would make it easier to disconnect the devices, a Transportation Department officials said.The government will propose new rules Monday allowing automakers to put less forceful air bags in cars and making it easier to disconnect the...
Webster Groves Beats Turmoil, Parkway West
Tim Moore didn't even try to concoct an explanation for a win he admitted he didn't understand.The particulars behind Webster Groves' improbable 45-44 victory Friday over Parkway West in the opening round of the Meramec Tournament didn't seem to interest...
What's All This Genius Stuff about Bill Walsh?
The Super Bowl season is upon us, as is the Bill Walsh-for-Genius campaign. In his absence from 1989 to 1995, the 49ers recorded marks of 14-2, 14-2, 10-6, 14-2, 10-6, 13-3 and 11-5. Then, under Walsh's guidance as a "consultant" this season - The Genius...
Woman Eager for Transplant
Last year, Roberta Bardle was facing the new year about two months pregnant and looking at an uncertain future with a debilitating form of leukemia.In the last year, Bardle gave birth to a girl and found out her mother also had leukemia. She also wondered...
Zap! Splat! Pow! Marvel Files Bankruptcy to Get Cash
Marvel Entertainment Group Inc. said Friday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to get $525 million in new capital under a plan that gives investor Ron Perelman even greater control of the struggling comic book company.Marvel, creator of Spider-Man, the...
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