St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 26, 1997

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100,000 Rwandans Are Missing in Zaire U.N. Fears Refugees Are `Victims of Policy of Slow Extermination'
One hundred thousand Rwandan refugees are missing in eastern Zaire.Billowing smoke wafted up from refugee camps Friday, but U.N. aid workers peering into the jungle from an airplane spotted only three groups of about 100 refugees each.Carlos Haddad of...
2 Women Found Dead in River in Central Missouri
* Police are investigating whether either of the deaths is linked to the disappearance of two Kansas City prostitutes.Two bodies that were pulled this week from the Missouri River in central Missouri may provide Kansas City police with fresh clues about...
A Beautiful `Living Fossil'
Plant a ginkgo tree in spring, and you're guaranteed a breathtaking display of golden leaves in the fall.Plus, if you plant a ginkgo tree these days, you're guaranteed to get a male that won't drop fruit all over your yard. Growers now clone only male...
A Cozy Arrangement
YOU MIGHT not think two old doors found in the basement could become the focal point for a formal living room. Think again.Better yet, take a look at this comfortable conversation area in a Clayton living room. Interior designer Nancy Freund had the...
A Festival of Music, Faith 2-Day Agape Concert Celebrates the Modern Sounds of Christianity
Anyone who asks Marcy Hansen how she's been keeping busy lately is likely to feel overwhelmed. As if her classes didn't give the Greenville College student enough to do, she's got to keep up with ticket sales and the idiosyncrasies of musicians, checking...
A Few Good Men `Posse' Saves River Town
The men were hanging out at the Tastee Freez, eating sandwiches and drinking coffee when the call came: There was a hole in the dike.They ran to fight the Red River on Friday, in what was America's last stand against the floodwater moving toward Canada.The...
A Flood of Comparisons Caligiun Sees Connection to Baseball's Free Agency Pioneer
Paul Caligiuri knew the name Curt Flood but didn't really know all that much about the former Cardinals outfielder and baseball labor pioneer.Then, on the day that Caligiuri's suit against Major League Soccer was to go to arbitration, he picked up a...
A Milestone of Motherhood: When They Heed Your Advice
FOUR years ago in August, I sent my son off to college. It was not unlike leaving him at the kindergarten door when he was 5, or standing at the window watching him back out of the driveway the first time he drove the car alone or hugging him just before...
A Rare Manse Designers Have a Field Day with Symphony Showhouse
IT IS A HOUSE that was built to impress. It still does.Four stark columns of green marble stand out against the buff exterior, drawing your eye upward to the disc-like planters and ornate stonework above.A Vienna Secessionist house is rare anywhere,...
Armenians: Their Pain Verifies Genocide
THE STORYLINE should be very familiar by this late date in the blood-soaked 20th century:A nationalistic regime plans the extermination of a well-to-do ethnic and religious minority. The effort nearly achieves its goal, with countless slaughtered, yet...
A Stepfather, His Fiancee and Daughter's Fiance
Dear Miss Manners: My stepfather recently divorced my mother, but I have always thought of him as my only father, and went to visit him with my sister when I was home. We arrived early and witnessed him ushering a woman out through the garage door, letting...
Astros, Expos Each Win Fifth Game in a Row
Brad Ausmus' RBI single with one out in the ninth inning Friday night lifted Houston to its fifth consecutive victory, 5-4 over San Francisco.The loss was the Giants' first on the road this season. Billy Wagner (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 hitless innings for...
Beaumont Building to Raze Little Dust
* An implosion is bringing the structure down today to make way for an art museum.At 8:30 a.m. today, Mayor Clarence Harmon will press a button - and, if all goes as planned, a 10-story building will fall in on itself with less fuss than a fainting bridesmaid.A...
Big Mac Attack Sandwich Sale Puts Owners in Pickle
McDonald's Corp. says you deserve a break today, but some of its franchisees apparently don't agree.Some of the company's 2,700 franchisees have raised the price of fries and drinks to recover lost profits from a yearlong promotion lowering prices of...
Black Mayors Prepare Defense
* Workshop speaker focuses on using political, legal systems to thwart attacks on affirmative action.These mayors almost looked like boxers. Their fists were tight, and some faces were stern.But they weren't mad at each other. They were ready to fight...
Blues' Errors Allow Detroit to Carry Too Light a Load
The Review: A crummy goal allowed by Grant Fuhr, an untimely penalty taken by Chris Pronger . . . the Blues could ill afford such slip-ups playing the talented, anxious Wings.The longer this game stayed tight, the more pressure Detroit would have felt....
Blues Find Fuhr Is Only Human as Wings Roll 5-2
* Detroit leads best-of-seven series 3-2. The Bluenote has a 1-8 mark when they lose game 5 of a 2-2 series.Grant Fuhr is human after all.After playing like Superman in allowing only five goals in the first four games of the series, the Blues goalie...
Boy, 12, in Texas Aids Finnish Woman through Internet
* The woman was flashing "pain" messages. The boy's actions may have helped save her life.A 12-year-old boy is being hailed as an Internet hero for summoning help for a woman seriously ill half a world away in Finland.Sean Redden said that at first he...
Brightening Up the Woodwork
Q: OUR LARGE OLD dining room has a high, wood-beamed ceiling. The doors, window frames and moldings are in a medium-stained oak. All this wood produces a dark, heavy feeling. Do you think that painting the woodwork would help produce a lighter, more...
Bulls Shoot Poorly, Look Flat -- and Win
The Chicago Bulls didn't get much from Dennis Rodman or Toni Kukoc and didn't play very well overall. It didn't matter.Led by Michael Jordan's 29 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, the Bulls still defeated the Washington Bullets 98-86 Friday night...
Cat and Small Children Need Quiet, Civilized Introduction
Q: After many years of owning dogs, I got a cat, which constantly amazes me. She knows when I enter the building, and she meets me at the front door.But recently, she has acted up, growling and hissing constantly when my young great-grandchildren visit....
Chapman Wins Top Gospel Honor - Again
* The popular Christian music singer earns the award for the fifth time in eight years at the 28th Annual Dove Awards.Don't think for a moment that Steven Curtis Chapman doesn't appreciate the honor of being gospel's top artist - even if it is for the...
City Hall Measure Proposes to Cut Size of Board of Aldermen
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen took up a bill Friday that would cut in half its ranks.Alderman Paul Beckerle, D-25th Ward, introduced the measure, which would shrink the number of wards and aldermen to 14 from 28. In 1983, voters overwhelmingly rejected...
Collectors like Furniture by Deskey
FAMOUS AMERICAN DESIGNER Donald Deskey, born in 1894, trained as an artist and worked in an advertising agency for a short time before he went to France and studied painting.When he returned to New York, he began in advertising and display design, creating...
Color-Blocking Lends a Designer Look
Q: This spring there are so many attractive ready-made jackets and dresses that have three different colors. The pattern catalogs don't seem to have any designs with this feature. How could I change a basic pattern?A: I have suggested Burda 3595 as an...
Computer Flap Sparks Estimate Board Battle
* Harmon and Slay voted to remove the computer division from Green's control.The fight for control of the city's computers escalated Friday into the first full-scale political battle of the Harmon administration.Comptroller Darlene Green voted against...
Cubs End Streak; Sandberg Ties Mark
Ryne Sandberg would have settled for a bloop single. Instead, he hit a record-tying home run.Sandberg's first homer this season - his 266th as a second baseman to tie Joe Morgan for the most at that position - helped lead the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1...
Danforth Worries about Defeated Bill's Effect on Settlement
* He says without funding, the parties will have a harder time ending desegregation case.The death of a school financing bill in the Missouri Legislature makes it more difficult to reach a settlement in the St. Louis desegregation case, said William...
Design Students, Hup-Two!
"Boot camp."That is how Jeigh Singleton, chair of the Washington University fashion design department, refers to the junior year of the fashion-design program.I am one of the juniors. And although I've never served in the military, I feel confident that...
Emergency Surgery on Ems
We may never know for sure whether Anthony Cole, the city employee, would have lived had an ambulance arrived earlier. But there is no doubt that his 29-minute wait for an ambulance is unconscionable and must never happen again. What can prevent that...
EPA Warns Missouri: `Sanctions Could Flow'
* Administrator urges lawmakers to fund area's new auto emissions program.The nation's top environmental regulator has a message for Missouri lawmakers toying with funding for the St. Louis area's new auto emission inspection program."Sanctions could...
Exercise Can Trigger Headache
Q: I often get a headache when I exercise. Is this common? Should I see a doctor? Can I take something to prevent the pain?A: Yours is not an unusual complaint. Exercise can lead to what are called "benign exertional headaches."The "benign" should reassure...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPSScientists who discovered the Jupiter moon Europa are now searching for possible life-bearing elements on the Chicago White Sox.Blues Update: Initiate, not retaliate; demonstrate, not meditate; terminate, not agitate; Watergate, not Gatorade;...
Fill It with Flowers
IF YOU'VE GOT an empty basket lying around the house, now is the time to grab it.You can fill it with some of those small potted plants starting to show up in stores - tulips or hyacinths, for example. Add a pot of ivy for greenery and a couple of stems...
Following Up on 911 Calls County Offers Invalids Help
* People who make repeat calls for problems that aren't life-threatening are routinely referred for counseling.Jacquelyn Douglas, a retiree coping with a bone disease and diabetes, shares her south St. Louis County home with a cat named Hyway. So a year...
Foreman Says He Will Retire ... If He's Trounced
* But he's a 7-5 underdog tonight against former sparring partner Lou SavareseTalk of retirement is in the air, as George Foreman awaits his fight against former sparring partner Lou Savarese tonight at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Convention Center. The...
`Friend of Tobacco' Doesn't Give Industry Favors
* Judge William Osteen once represented tobacco farmers. But his ruling Friday showed he wasn't swayed by his past interests.U.S. District Judge William Osteen demonstrated his independence from an industry he once represented with his ruling Friday...
Giffy Smashes Hr Mark for April
Ken Griffey Jr. hit three home runs Friday night to give him 13 this season, breaking the major-league record for homers in April, and helped Seattle beat Toronto 13-8.Griffey's second homer, a solo shot in the seventh off Roger Clemens, gave him 12...
Grape Conserve Is Fruity-Nutty
Q: "I am looking for a recipe for grape conserve that is made with blue Concord grapes, raisins, nuts and sugar. I have lost my old recipe and don't know the proper proportions."Helen M. Lape, Troy, Ill.A: "This recipe is between 80 and 100 years old,"...
Grbac Feels like Celebrating over Chiefs' Draft
It wouldn't be entirely accurate to report that the champagne flowed freely at the Grbac home outside Cleveland last weekend.It would be an outright falsehood to report that one of its inhabitants didn't feel like celebrating.The Chiefs tried in the...
Griffey Smashes Hr Mark for April
* Cleveland slugs 8 homers, 3 by Matt Williams, in a rout of Milwaukee.Ken Griffey Jr. hit three home runs Friday night, giving him 13 this season, breaking the major-league record for homers in April and helping Seattle beat Toronto 13-8.Griffey's second...
Guilty in Deaths of 2 Babies Jury Urges Life in Prison for Child- Care Worker
* The prosecutor called Joanne Palmer a `monster'; she said the case against her was a police setup.A child-care worker who silenced fussy infants by blocking their airways was convicted Friday night in the suffocation deaths of two babies four years...
Hair Today, Zapped Tomorrow
For many people, concerns about hair usually center on its loss - those troubling transparent areas that often require creative methods of hair styling. But for others, too much hair is the problem, and it can be downright embarrassing.A 24-year-old...
Handmade Soaps, Oils for Mom
THIS MOTHER'S DAY, surprise your mom with something you've made yourself.Here are two great gift ideas.Handmade Soaps Kitchen supplies and plain, clear soap are all you need to make these luminous bars of soap. They can be any color you like. (The palest,...
Harmon Does About-Face on Regional Offers $8.3 Million to Aid Hospital
St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon on Friday abruptly reversed his stand on St. Louis Regional Medical Center, as he and other city officials offered $8.3 million to keep the hospital open.On Thursday, Harmon told reporters and editorial writers at the...
Having a Pet Can Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Shows
PETS MAY REALLY be a person's best friend.Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo presented a study last month at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society that demonstrated that the company of dogs and cats may help...
Health News
BIRTH CONTROL PILLSNo Increased Risk Of Heart AttacksBirth control pills do not increase the risk of heart attacks, researchers for the World Health Organization reported Friday. Their study follows research that showed that the pill did not increase...
High School Reunion No. 2: Worth Some Laughs It's Worth Sticking around for the Occasional Moment of Hilarity
"ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION"Rating: R, language. Running time: 1:31.THE basic idea of this intermittently amusing, cheerfully stupid comedy is that Dumb (Mira Sorvino) and Dumber (Lisa Kudrow) are Clueless. They are living in LA - indeed,...
Information on Hutus in Zaire Demanded U.N. Fears Refugees Are `Victims of Policy of Slow Extermination'
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan demanded Friday that Zairian rebel leader Laurent Kabila explain the whereabouts of more than a quarter of a million Hutu refugees in eastern Zaire.Suspicions that something horrible is happening have been building since...
Interest-Rate Worries Extend Stock Retreat
Stocks fell for a third day Friday, amid concern that economic reports out next week will prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.Philip Morris Cos. fell 2 to 39 5/8 after a judge ruled the government has the power to regulate tobacco as a...
Japanese Maples Hit by Freeze
Q: I think my Japanese maple is beginning to die. The leaves started to grow, but now they are curling up and getting dry. What should I do? tA: Many Japanese maples (Acer palmatum), as well as ash trees and to a lesser degree other trees and shrubs...
Judge's Ruling Ruffles Nation's Tobacco Firms
* Federal judge rules that the Food and Drug Administration can regulate tobacco as a drug. But he adds that the FDA can't restrict cigarette advertising.A federal judge ruled Friday that the Food and Drug Administration can regulate tobacco as a drug....
Jury Deliberates Baby Deaths Child Care Worker Calls Case a Police Setup
* Joanne Palmer is accused of suffocating two infants in separate cases four years apart.A jury was deliberating Friday night in the murder trial of Joanne Palmer, a child care worker accused of suffocating two babies four years apart.Palmer, 50, called...
Lady Magic's Comeback
Nancy Lieberman-Cline's life is in full bloom. She possesses. . .A family. "My son and my husband are my priorities in my life," she said at the Women's Final Four in Cincinnati.A job. She was on ESPN's broadcast team for the Final Four. A bushel of...
Lafayette Plays It Conservatively, Rallies to Defeat Marquette 2-1
As early as the fourth inning, Marquette High coach Bob Swift realized that two runs would be enough for either the Mustangs or Lafayette to win their Suburban West baseball game.So he tried four times to manufacture a run.After three failures, Marquette...
Look Who's Talking: Silent Magician Teller
The silent partner in the magician act Penn & Teller is building a home and he's eager to discuss it.IF YOU really want to get Teller talking, just ask him about his house.The silent partner in the magician act Penn & Teller is building a home "on a...
Man Found Guilty in Slaying at YMCA
* The prosecutor said Mario Page was as much to blame as the man who pulled the trigger.At the end of a weeklong trial, a judge found Mario Page guilty Friday of first-degree murder for his role in the fatal shooting of insurance executive John Koprowski...
Many Take Up Offer after Chemical Spill
* The railroad is busy writing checks in exchange for residents' statements promising not to sue the railroad.Scores of people have taken up Gateway Western Railway Co. on its offer to compensate those inconvenienced or harmed by the chemical spill April...
Mccluer North Ends Hazelwood C. Streak
Wendee Hoffmann's 16th goal of the season 2 minutes 2 seconds into Friday's Suburban North Conference soccer game lifted McCluer North to a 1-0 win and gave Hazelwood Central its first regular-season league loss in five years.The Hawks had a 37-game...
Mcdonnell Celebrates Its Past
The past shared the podium with the future Friday at McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s last annual meeting.McDonnell, which plans to merge into Boeing Co. in August, spent more time celebrating its long record of achievement than speculating on what the next...
Merry Cakes for Month of May
TIME WAS when the coming of the fifth month of the year was celebrated with festivals, parades and a romp around a beribboned, flower-bedecked maypole.Another custom was to leave baskets of spring flowers at the doors of one's friends and neighbors.Unfortunately,...
Mets' Harnisch Being Treated for Depression
Pete Harnisch, who left the New York Mets this month under puzzling circumstances, is being treated for depression and is not sure when he will return to the team."I've been diagnosed with depression," the pitcher said Friday in his first public comment...
Missiles, Driver Found - Miles Apart
* The driver left his cargo at a lumber yard west of Dallas. He was found at a truck stop near Louisiana. Officials are questioning him.A truck driver and the four dummy Air Force missiles he had been carrying were found 300 miles apart on Friday, a...
Monsanto to Meet AFL-CIO Workplace Issues on Union Agenda
Monsanto Co. Chairman Robert B. Shapiro says he will meet soon with John J. Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, to discuss working conditions for California's strawberry workers.A union spokesman said the meeting will be May 6. Shapiro didn't offer details,...
Morning Briefing
PointCast Finds SAVVIS Is SpeediestPointCast Inc., an Internet news network that offers customized reports online, has chosen SAVVIS Communications Corp. of St. Louis to host its Webcasting servers.John Yung, director of network operations at PointCast,...
Motto to Live By: `Relish the Moment'
Dear Readers: One of the most frequently requested essays since I have been writing this column is "The Station" by Robert Hastings. That talented writer passed away recently, but his work will be read and appreciated for many years to come. What follows...
Mullen Quietly Heads toward Retirement
Former Blue has had a prolific career, but is overshadowed in Pittsburgh by Lemieux.He didn't save the franchise. Just helped to make it a champion.He didn't score 613 regular-season goals. Had to settle for 502. And when he played what might have been...
Newest Trend in Furniture Market: Smaller Is Better
THE CONCEPT IS simple: furniture that's easy to live with. But how do you convince buyers that your stylish new collection is more than just another pretty face?That's the question manufacturers struggled with at the International Home Furnishings Market,...
Not Taken for Granted Blues Goalie Nets 2 Shutouts in First Round
Compared with the excruciating half-hour of stretching he must endure before every game, facing down Sergei Fedorov is the easy part for Grant Fuhr.A year after a potentially career-ending knee injury, the Blues goalie has two shutouts in the playoffs....
Old Dogs' Tricks Gordon Beats Earnhardt, Wallace at Their Own Game
To win the Daytona 500 in February, Jeff Gordon had to get by Dale Earnhardt. He did, passing The Intimidator with such force that Earnhardt's GM Goodwrench Chevy wound up getting loose, spinning out and flipping over.Gordon went on to win at Daytona....
One-on-One Women's Professional Basketball Leagues Play Potentially Dangerous Game
When it dribbles, it pours.Not that long ago, when women basketball players swooshed their final buckets in college, they were relegated to a lifetime of cruising for pickup games domestically or collecting paychecks abroad."I just assumed I was going...
Pagnozzi's Return Puts Sheaffer in 3-Day Limbo
Two more Cardinals returned for action Friday night. Catcher Tom Pagnozzi was in the starting lineup, and lefthanded reliever Rick Honeycutt was available to play.Both have been on the disabled list since late in spring camp, Pagnozzi with a bad calf...
People
Never mind the gruesome ending to "Braveheart." SEAN CONNERY is circulating a letter urging his fellow Scots to vote May 1 for the Scottish National Party, which wants an independent Scotland."My dearest wish is to see Scotland free," writes the actor....
People & Events
TODAYMeeting: The second annual Labor, Community and Religious Forum will discuss the impact of welfare reform on Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security; 2 to 5 p.m., Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2822 Martin Luther King Drive. Speakers include...
Peru Faces Accusations in Raid
* Some Tupac Amaru rebels were executed or shot while trying to surrender, sources say.The man who held Peru captive for four months is buried on a remote hill in a cemetery in Lima's southern slums. A small black cross scrawled with the name "Nestor...
Phone Call Replayed in Court
* The tape features a woman's call for help. she is accused in the deaths of two infants under her care.Lawyers for a woman accused in the deaths of two infants began their defense on Friday, playing a tape of the woman's distressed phone call to a pediatrician...
Pit Stops
Steve Kinser, leader of the Kinser CousinsIf KARL KINSER puts the sprint car together, MICKEY MOUSE probably could drive it to victory in a World of Outlaws race. On April 18 at West Plains (Mo.) Speedway, Kinser needed someone to drive his car. His...
Playing the Waiting Game Saberhagen Takes Long Road Back on Rehab
His world is quiet and often lonely. Hopefully, he'll find a spot on the roster one day.But for now, Bret Saberhagen has to be content with physical therapy and the monotonous game of long toss, which remains the key to recovery from the shoulder surgery...
Play, Naps, Treats and Disney at Doggie Day Care
WHEN CAROL EASTMAN of Florissant rescued a puppy that was dodging traffic in the street, she soon figured out why his previous owners had abandoned him.The puppy, whom Eastman named Andy, was an agent of destruction when left alone."He could eat his...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ASSAULTSJennings: Kevin J. Tate, 24, of the 2500 block of Switzer Avenue, was charged Friday with first-degree assault of Jennings police Officer Steve...
Poll Says Roseanne Overpaid
SOON to be ex-sitcom star Roseanne is looked on as the most overpaid celebrity on television, according to a new survey.Some 43 percent of those responding to a poll in Total TV magazine opined that Roseanne - said to make some $500,000 an episode -...
Raging Belles in Women's Boxing, There's Sock'em and Sex Appeal - and Exploitation, Critics Say
Christy Martin is a pink-clad battler whose bloody nose got her on talk shows and the cover of a national magazine.Jen Childers looks like a knockout in a full-page ad in Fight Fax's 1997 Boxing Record Book. The 6-foot-3 blonde, billed as "The Raging...
Red Wings Brush Up on Playoff Tactics
A hockey axiom holds that you have to beat 'em in the alley before you can beat 'em on the ice. The Detroit Red Wings apparently are trying to beat the Blues in the dressing room.The Blues returned for Game 5 at Joe Louis Arena to find a fresh coat of...
Regaining His Focus Sonics' Kemp Attempts to Put Slump Behind Him
Shawn Kemp was talking recently about his expectations for the playoffs.He said all the politically correct and modest things, nothing that anyone would later be able to hold him to.But then he broke out of the programmed mold and issued what sounded...
Regional's Board Is under Fire for Making Tough Decisions
It is ironic that at this time, when President Bill Clinton is calling for more volunteerism, the Regional Medical Center board of directors, a volunteer board, is being sued by the state of Missouri and the city of St. Louis in response to cost-cutting...
Rhapsody in Blue New Seats at Kiel, Retro Hockey Jerseys Aim to Please
Typing As Fast As I Can ...These are among the changes planned at Kiel Center for next season: dark blue seats - out with the pink, yes! - and a public restaurant in the area currently occupied by the souvenir shop.Ambush chairman Dr. Abraham Hawatmeh...
Road Construction Ahead Next Five Months
This summer, highways around the St. Louis region will be filled with road construction crews. Officials estimate that the Missouri Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Transportation will be doing about 170 projects and more than...
Road to St. Louis Ends in Win as Rockies Jump on Cardinals
* Colorado scores four runs in the first inning before pitcher Alan Benes can settle down.Once, they were routine road kill. The Colorado Rockies would hit any dusty trail headed for points outside the comfort of their Denver home only to turn up dead...
Roy Sets Victory Record, Theodore Gets 1st Start
* Past and Montreal goalies shine in wins for Habs, 'Lanche.Some 2,000 miles southwest of his hometown, a former Canadiens goalie was setting the National Hockey League record for playoff victories. In Montreal, the newest netminder of French-Canadian...
Seafood and Pasta Offer Healthy Dishes and Tasty Adventure
PASTA HAS come a long way from the old days of spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni and cheese and tuna-noodle casserole. Maybe it was just our growing up during the Depression, but what else did you do with pasta back then?Oh, sure, there was chicken noodle...
Sharing `Memories of Summer' Kahn Takes Another Look at Baseball
Timing. Tiger Woods wins the Masters two days before the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier.And Roger Kahn's "Memories of Summer," in which he devotes pages to what he calls American Apartheid, pops up in bookstores.Timing....
Sports Shorts
Stallings Heads Home Following Hip SurgeryFormer St. Louis Cardinals and University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings returned Friday to his ranch in Paris, Texas, to recover from a broken hip. Stallings, 62, was injured Sunday when a colt knocked...
Sprinter Steals the Show
Al Joyner was in awe of the sprinter from Paducah (Ky.) Tilghman High School during Friday's track and field meet in East St. Louis.A sprinter?Joyner's forte was the triple jump, in which he won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. "He made it look easy,"...
St. Louis Q&a
I'm wondering what happened to that good-looking blonde who left St. Louis' west end to find success in Hollywood - Mary Beth Hughes, who attended Hamilton grade school and Ursuline Academy.G. Walden, St. Louis -Hughes, who played opposite John Barrymore...
Suited to Success Curtis' Casual Style Let Spotlight Shine on Gateway Tech Girls
What some area high school basketball coaches do for Joseph A. Bank Clothiers, Gateway Tech coach Sherman Curtis does for Wal- Mart.Curtis made it a point last season not to take the focus away from his basketball team, and that included dressing down...
Suns Bomb Seattle; Chapman Sets Mark
Rex Chapman scored 42 points and set an NBA playoff record with nine 3-pointers as the Phoenix Suns, a team that lost its first 13 games, stunned the SuperSonics 106-101 Friday night in Seattle in the opener of their first-round series.The Suns, who...
Tearing Hair over Itch
Q: I started to use Rogaine a few months ago when I read that it can work for women. I now have almost a full head of hair, and that's wonderful.But my scalp itches terribly. I also seem to be growing hair on the sides of my face.If I can't solve these...
Thermadyne Records Rare Profit Narrower Focus Helps Company Earn $5 Million
Thermadyne Holdings Corp. of Clayton made a profit in the first quarter - a rarity for the 10-year-old company, especially since its stint in bankruptcy about three years ago. Thermadyne earned almost $5 million on revenue of $118 million.Besides emphasizing...
Timing Is Almost Everything Cbc's Mccormack Molded Talent Squad into a Champion
Bob McCormack could have eased into the coaching job at CBC had he accepted an offer to take over the school's struggling basketball program in 1992.Instead, he waited for his dream job at his alma mater to open again. As luck would have it, the position...
Tomatoes Gain Ground as Health Food
IT USED TO BE that tomatoes were praised only for their high vitamin C content. They are now also prized for their lycopene value.A powerful antioxidant, lycopene emerged a star after a Journal of the National Cancer Institute report in 1995 stated that...
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