St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 22, 1997

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24 Years after Roe vs. Wade, Debate Is Alive
One year ago, anti-abortion activists had some hope for progress in their political struggle against legal abortion. President Bill Clinton looked vulnerable, and the first Republican Congress in 40 years was in place.This week, as both sides of the...
2 Arraigned in Alleged Cosby Plot
Two people who allegedly tried to bilk the grieving Bill Cosby out of $40 million were brought to court Tuesday.Autumn Jackson, 22, of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Jose Medina, 51, of Bethesda, Ohio, were arrested Saturday. They were arraigned Tuesday...
3-Day Delivery Strategy Allows Premature Triplets More Womb Time
Lisa Lee waited 13 years to experience the joys of childbirth.On Jan. 6, she finally got her chance. Two days later, she did it again.That may sound like science fiction. In fact, it was part of a carefully calculated but rarely used strategy designed...
3 Propositions Added to Ballot before Deadline Arena Bond out; Use Tax, Fees, Improvement District Ok'd
Thirty minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday to put propositions on the April 1 ballot, the St. Charles County Council met to give final approval to three measures to go before the voters in the spring election.A fourth measure - a $36 million bond...
After Curt Flood, the Deluge
The spitters, the kickers and the whiners who are far too prevalent in professional sports today may not even recognize the name Curt Flood. They probably never even think of how he sacrificed his own career to make their bloated salaries possible today....
Alarming Development: Cincy Didn't Want a Wake-Up Call
First, Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins wants to dismiss those who would call his team's loss Thursday to Temple a "wake-up call," just the lesson the Bearcats needed to help heading into the stretch of the season."You'd have to be awful dumb to need to...
A Risky Amendment
Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin had the right description for a proposed constitutional amendment to balance the budget when he called it "a terrible mistake," creating "unacceptable economic risks."Mr. Rubin was speaking before the Senate Judiciary...
A Year of Gender-Bending Headlines
I've never been sure about whether the Chinese saying, "May you live in interesting times," was intended as a blessing or a barb. Whatever it means doesn't change the fact that we're in them. In fact, 1996 was more than just interesting; it was downright...
Beleaguered Murphy Insists: `I Can Play This Game'
For some, Joe Murphy has come to represent a gross misappropriation of funds and misplaced regard for talent by previous Blues administrators. In layman's terms, he has been reduced to one of the lowest animals on the sports food chain - a scapegoat.The...
Bias Case Awaits Justice Department
The Supreme Court wants to hear from the Justice Department before deciding whether to tackle an affirmative action case.The justices asked Justice Department lawyers on Tuesday whether they think a New Jersey school board illegally fired a white teacher...
Big Blue Has a Big Profit; Caterpillar Sets New High
International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profits grew 18.3 percent, lifted by surging demand for computer services and stronger sales of software and hardware.IBM said it earned $2.02 billion, or $3.93 a share, in the quarter...
Bill Would Require Metal Safety Arms for Illinois School Buses
Metal safety arms that prevent children from darting into a bus driver's blind spot would be standard equipment on Illinois school buses under a bill before the Legislature.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Todd Sieben, R-Geneseo, would require school buses...
Blaha Reports Depression, Isolation on Mir
Returning astronaut John Blaha said Tuesday that he got depressed after a few weeks on Russia's space station and that his four-month stay would have been easier if he had had private quarters and a fellow American on board."Isolation is a tough thing,"...
Boeing Stock Soars as New Jet Scrapped
Boeing Co. stock surged Tuesday after the company decided to scrap plans to build a costly stretch version of its 747 jumbo jet.Boeing shares jumped $7.37 1/2 to a record $113.87 1/2 on the New York Stock Exchange, accounting for much of the rise in...
Bosley Pushing Compromise on Superfund Liability Rules
St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has joined some members of Congress in asking President Bill Clinton's administration to seek a compromise on Superfund liability rules.Congressional debate on toxic cleanups resumed Tuesday.Worries about long-term...
Briefs
STATE OF THE STATEGovernors Set To Address LegislaturesMissouri Gov. Mel Carnahan will deliver his State of the State Address at 10:30 a.m. today to a joint session of the Legislature convened in the House chamber in Jefferson City. Carnahan will use...
Briefs
THE NATIONKANSASFort Riley GIs Tapped For Bosnian Duty The next big batch of U.S. soldiers sent to Bosnia probably will come from Fort Riley, Defense Secretary William Perry said Tuesday. So far, the Army in Europe has provided most of the soldiers for...
Briefs
METROPOLITAN SEWER DISTRICTCustomers Will Start Getting RefundsAbout 420,000 customers of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will begin getting credits on their bills because MSD's $436 million clean water construction project came out so well....
Brother Kills Brother, Then Is Shot to Death by Police
Family members and friends of Nick and John Lebcowitz gathered Tuesday at the brothers' south St. Louis home, looking for answers, trying to figure out what went wrong.Police say that early Tuesday Nick Lebcowitz, 30, fatally shot his brother John, 28,...
Bulldogs Swamp Mccluer in Effort to Get State Times
To be quite honest, Fort Zumwalt South swimming coach Mike O'Brien expected a little more competition."I knew we were the stronger team, but I didn't expect us to beat them quite as soundly as we did," O'Brien said of last week's 141-40 dual-meet victory...
Car Bombs Kill 18 in Algeria; Islamic Terrorists Blamed
Two car bombs rocked the capital on Tuesday, killing as many as 18 people in the latest violence blamed on Islamic terrorists.The first bomb exploded in the afternoon, on Boulevard des Martyrs, near a cultural center and an apartment block housing hundreds...
Chang Flattens Rios; Cricket Gets Away
Michael Chang caught up to virtually everything on court Tuesday night except a quick cricket. A ball girl with faster reflexes snatched the bug away, and Chang did the rest.A 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 winner over Chile's Marcelo Rios at the Australian Open, Chang...
Chicago Edges Knicks as Jordan Hits for 51
Michael Jordan scored 51 points, the most by an NBA player this season, as the Bulls responded to their first loss in weeks by defeating the New York Knicks 88-87 Tuesday night in Chicago.Playing without suspended Dennis Rodman and injured Ron Harper,...
Chocolate Chip on Shoulder New Jersey Girl Scouts Stage Protest for Bigger Chunk of Cookie Money
Girl Scout troops in Mount Laurel want more dough from their cookies this year.Denied an extra dime per box, leaders of 27 troops in southern New Jersey have begun a sales slowdown.The move appears unprecedented in 61 years of annual cookie sales by...
Chrysler, Exxon Spur Record-Setting Pace
Stocks set several records Tuesday, as Chrysler Corp. and Exxon Corp. added to the steady stream of unexpectedly strong fourth-quarter profits.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 40.03 to 6883.90, its fourth consecutive record and 10th in 14 trading...
Civility Drive Raises Etiquette Questions
Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo., met with members of the House Republican freshman class Tuesday to encourage greater civility in the House - and to answer some questions about how he has worked toward that goal.Part of the meeting focused on a letter Hulshof...
Clinton Looks to History for National Purpose
Second inaugurals typically come in two varieties. The first and most common is where a re-elected president regards his second victory as reaffirmation of the first and promises to continue the work already begun. Such was the message George Washington...
Clinton Offers to Go Halfway on Medicare
On the first working day of his second term, President Bill Clinton unveiled Medicare reforms as a peace offering in his budget war with the Republicans who control Congress."I want to meet them halfway on this and on many other issues," Clinton said...
College Applicants: How to Stay Cool
APPLYING to college this year? Feel as though you are in limbo?Now that you have submitted applications you must wait for the outcome, which is unfortunately beyond your control and in the hands of unknown admission committees.The time that elapses between...
Col. Tom Parker Dies at 87 of Stroke
Col. Tom Parker, 87, the former carnival barker who helped guide Elvis Presley to stardom, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 1997) of complications from a stroke.Mr. Parker, a rotund, rough-around-the-edges figure with a fondness for Cuban cigars, became Presley's...
Contractor Denies City Favoritism Aldermanic Panel Reviews Way Contracts Are Awarded
Missouri Political Correspondent Tony Thompson said Tuesday that his company got the East Terminal construction contract at Lambert Field because "we blew away the competition," not because of political favoritism.Thompson, president of Kwame Building...
Costly Errors: Hospitals Pay for Mistakes in Administering Drugs
Errors in prescribing and administering drugs are costing hospitals millions of dollars a year, says a new study.A typical large teaching hospital pays more than $5 million a year to keep patients for a few extra days when they suffer bad drug reactions,...
Costs Pushing Up Laclede Gas Bills Again
Higher wholesale prices will push Laclede Gas Co. customers' bills up again, the Missouri Public Service Commission said Tuesday.Next month's bill for a typical residential customer will be 30 percent higher than last February's bill. The customer can...
Dad Can Be Exception in No-Calls Punishment
Dear Abby: I am the divorced father of two sons, ages 8 and 11. My ex-wife and I are both remarried and I get to see the boys often, as their mother and I maintain a fairly civil relationship. The boys live with their mother and her new husband.Frequently...
Democrats Set Restrictions on Contributions
The Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday it would set a $100,000 per year limit on contributions from any individual or organization, including unions. It also said it would no longer accept money from donors with close ties to foreign countries.The...
`Drug Court' to Offer 2nd Chance
St. Louis will get a "drug court" in April that will begin offering first-time drug offenders intense drug treatment and training instead of prison, St. Louis Circuit Judge James R. Dowd said Tuesday.Dowd will preside over the new court, which in its...
Family Flicks
NEWThere's no violence in Mother. No sex. Only a few off-color conversations and references to lingerie. But parents might think twice before giving their kids permission to see it. The problem is the subject matter: A grown man moves back home with...
Family Protects Dr. King's Legacy
The family of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has made a multimillion-dollar deal with Time Warner Inc., one of the world's biggest media conglomerates to commit his speeches and writings to books, tapes, CD-ROMs, Web sites and a vast array of...
Fat Tuesday for Chrysler Workers, Investors
Chrysler Corp. Tuesday announced its second-best annual profit and a near-record $7,900 average profit-sharing payment for 96,500 U.S. workers.Chrysler has benefited from the boom in sport utility vehicles, pickups and minivans, which represented 66...
Favre Wins Appeal on Alcohol Testing
The National Football League will no longer look over Brett Favre's shoulder to see if he's having a drink.The league has upheld the appeal by the Packers quarterback to change his status in its substance-abuse program and he will no longer face ran...
Financial Woes Plague Single Mothers in Study
Dear Ann Landers: While traveling in Denmark recently, I picked up an English-language newspaper and read a Reuters story I thought might interest you:"Denmark's Social Research Institute says single fathers are calmer and less likely to punish their...
For Les Brown, It's Not over until You're Motivated
THE SPEAKER was 20 minutes into his presentation, but people continued to quietly make their way to seats in the cavernous, dimly lit auditorium.Again and again, the latecomers apologized as they stepped in front of those seated. Yet, the man in the...
Gaming Charges Come Too Late Supreme Court Ruling Brings Cases to Close
The state Supreme Court says it's too late for Attorney General Jay Nixon to prosecute a law firm and a gambling company on charges they concealed information in applications for riverboat casino licenses.The court issued an opinion Tuesday saying the...
Generosity of Cosbys Aids Many
A woman accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from Bill Cosby is among the numerous students who have benefited from the comedian's generosity.Cosby has been speaking at graduation ceremonies for years and has backed up his efforts with donations...
God Won't Care If White, Packers Win Super Bowl
The knock on the Golden Door was soft, but discernible."Come in, Saint Peter," said a weary voice. "What do you have for Me today?""It's the morning p-mail, Lord. The prayers from earth," Peter said. Peter had attempted to put the petitions into some...
Greenspan: Warning Not Shot from Hip Elaborates on December Caution
Alan Greenspan says he thought "long and in detail" before roiling stock prices with his now-famous December talk of "irrational exuberance" in the market."It was not shot from the hip," the Federal Reserve chairman told the Senate Budget Committee on...
Home Drug Test Gets First FDA Approval
An over-the-counter drug test won Food and Drug Administration approval Tuesday, the first to do so.Dr. Brown's Home Drug Testing System can detect cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP, amphetamines and other drugs from a urine sample that is mailed to a...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.0 grade-point average.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Eighth Grade Christina Abbott, Wateria Adams, Elizabeth Allen, Kristen Arneson,...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have an average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Michael Abbott, Shane Adams,...
House Votes Punishment for Gingrich Most Representatives Skip Debate, Return to Floor for 395-28 Vote
In a day of dishonor for Newt Gingrich, the House voted for the first time in history to discipline its speaker for ethical misconduct.The vote was 395-28, with five abstentions, to reprimand Gingrich and to impose a $300,000 penalty for bringing discredit...
Howell Sends a Message to Washington
Washington High was riding high going into Tuesday night's nonconference basketball game at Francis Howell.On Saturday, Washington had posted its second victory this season over crosstown rival Borgia in the championship game of the Washington Tournament.The...
Indiana Holds on to Nip Michigan; Cincinnati Wins
Bothered by inconsistency and injury, 21st-ranked Indiana went to a three-guard lineup, built a 15-point lead and held off No. 13 Michigan 72-70 Tuesday night.The Hoosiers had lost three of their past four games.Neil Reed, the upperclassman in the backcourt,...
It's Wise to Go Surfing before You Go Skiing
Your skis are waxed and strapped to the car, your other gear is stowed in the trunk. You've grabbed breakfast and enough cash for a lift ticket and lunch. Only one thing to do before heading for a glorious day on the slopes - get online to double-check...
Lady Lions Win 2 of 3 despite Injury Losses
Lindenwood College women's basketball coach Dave Witter has reached a conclusion: the banged-up Lady Lions aren't going to get any healthier this season."We've lost three players for the season and we have another player who might not be back," the first-year...
Lawyer Blasts Basketball Inquiry's Pace Wants Fired Official Vindicated; Prosecutor Denies Foot-Dragging
The attorney for a former St. Louis official who was fired in the scandal over money missing from Midnite Basketball accused the city's prosecutor Tuesday of dragging out the investigation."How long does it take to get an indictment in a lousy check...
Lions Hungry; Almost Won't Do `We Really Need to Win a Ballgame'
Close, but. . . .The Lindenwood College men's basketball team is getting tired of moral victories."After each game, the other team's coach tells me how well we played and how we're going to surprise somebody in this conference. But it's getting old,"...
Mcginnis Agrees to Let Judge Decide Sentence
A judge who gave the eulogy at the funeral of slain lawyer Thomas Meyer of Greenville will decide if Kelly McGinnis should get the death penalty for killing Meyer.Despite the judge's long friendship with Meyer, McGinnis said Tuesday that he would waive...
Money Talked to Katz in Dropping Black Shows
The new general manager of KATZ-AM 1600 says he dropped the radio station's black talk shows because fewer and fewer people are listening and the station can make more money broadcasting rhythm and blues.Lee Clear, who became general manager in November,...
Moral Question, Immoral Answer
The 24th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade seems a good time to drop in on Kate Michelman of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Michelman, in a speech before the National Press Club, declared her wish to "end the conflict" over abortion...
Morning Briefing
Coke Squares Off With Small Firm Over Surge NameYou can't buy them by the six pack, but a manufacturer of automatic milking machines and other products says it owns the name "Surge" and that Coca-Cola Co.'s new soft drink must get another.Babson Bros.,...
Netanyahu Comes Full Circle on Peace
In Israel, they are calling it "the new reality." With this week's approval of the Hebron agreement, Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu and his Likud party have come full circle from staunch opponents to reluctant implementers of the Oslo accords."This...
NFL Fraternity Greets Move with Praise and Surprise
Yes, there was plenty of talk about stopping Brett Favre and Drew Bledsoe. Theories on blocking Reggie White were discussed. There was more babbling over the feud between New England owner Bob Kraft and coach Bill Parcells. There was chatter about Cheeseheads,...
Nuclear Weapons Remain a Strong Deterrent to War
In 1928, world leaders signed the historic Kellogg-Briand Pact, which outlawed war forever. Alas, it didn't put an end to military conflict. But its failure didn't put an end to utopian fantasies, either.One of those dreams is a nuclear-free world, which...
Oakville Has Noteworthy Dual Meet Victory over Fox
Oakville coach Rocky Streb was armed with a note pad and pen, and as he watched his team face Fox on Tuesday night he gave both a good workout.The Tigers emerged with a 37-29 dual-meet victory at home, but the performance by the Post-Dispatch's No. 4-ranked...
Obituaries
Frank CunninghamFrank W. Cunningham, 96, of St. Charles, died Monday (Jan. 20, 1997) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Cunningham was a retired barber. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street,...
Old-Fashioned Webster Store Still in Levi's Good Graces
Nothing has come between David Rudolph and his Levi's.Unlike the owner of another old-fashioned store who sells the jeans from wooden shelves lined up on wooden floors, Rudolph has not been told his store doesn't fit the Levi Strauss & Co. image.That...
Orchard Farm Girls Get Key Win over Warrenton
The Orchard Farm High girls basketball team evened its record at 5-5 Monday, pulling away late to knock off visiting Warrenton 49-40."This was a game we needed to win," Eagles coach Robin Steinhoff said. "We've had some trouble with close games this...
Pauly Shore, Brian Bosworth to Star in New TV Shows
THEIR reputations and images preceding them, Pauly Shore and Brian "The Boz" Bosworth teamed to give a Cro-Magnon man motif as Fox peddled itself to the nation's TV critics during meetings recently in Pasadena, Calif.Both will be starring in new, sub-cerebral...
People
Back in 1957 in Passaic, N.J., a bit of show-biz history began in a high school auditorium, where four junior-class girls entered a student talent show with a song they had written.The four went on to become THE SHIRELLES, one of the better-known "girl...
Phone Company Propels Profits SW Bell, Others Keep Ringing Up Earnings
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. led SBC Communications Inc. to its fifth straight year of double-digit earnings growth.SBC earned $2.1 billion last year, up 12 percent from the $1.88 billion the company earned in 1995 before a charge related to an accounting...
Plan to Cut Food Sales Tax Debated
Several groups that work with Missouri's poor voiced support Tuesday night for plans to cut the state sales tax on food.But a business group opposed the idea and suggested that there was a better way to cut taxes that had a more direct benefit on the...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area courts:VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Police are investigating the death of Keifer L. Riley, 26, of East St. Louis, found fatally shot and lying in the street...
Police out to Enforce a New Image: `Department More Service- Oriented'
Raymond Castile Special to the St. Charles Post The Cottleville Police Department is out to change its image."We want people to know this is the new, improved, quality Cottleville Police Department," Cottleville Police Chief Dennis Faulkenberry says....
Power Puff Cigar Smoking's Wafting through Trendy Clubs `as Way to Wind Down'
AMONG THE SCENTS that surround you the next time you head out for a fine dinner, you're likely to distinguish the aromatic bouquet of a fine red wine, the musty odor of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, the tantalizing smell of rare roast beef, the sweet...
Proposal Restricts Time off No Leave Would Be Ok'd for District Employees on Election Day
Idle school buses. Absent bus drivers. Hundreds of students unable to get to school.Those are things the Special School District of St. Louis County says it wants to avoid this municipal Election Day, April 1.In the election on April 4, 1995, three-fourths...
Protest Unveiled Wahl Exposes Plan for Theater Production If Bill Barring Public Nudity Becomes Law
Thomas L. Wahl of Lake Saint Louis intends to flout the law if a bill barring public nudity and public sexual conduct is approved by the St. Charles County Council.The bill, requested by County Executive Joe Ortwerth, was introduced at the council's...
Rams Say They've Already Tuned in to Vermeil
As far as many of the Rams players know, their new coach Dick Vermeil is a pretty good broadcaster."He always knew exactly what play to call on television," defensive tackle D'Marco Farr said. "He was always to the point. If you wanted funny stuff, you...
Restaurant Chain Pulls out Few People Here Ate Their Black-Eyed Peas
A restaurant concept called Black-eyed Pea didn't travel well when it moved into the Midwest. The chain's four locations here closed Jan. 1.Black-eyed Pea offers casual sit-down dinners based on entrees like pot roast and chicken-fried steak. The company...
Riveting News Levi Strauss & Co. Rethinks Move to Cut off Retailer
Levi Strauss & Co. is reconsidering its decision to cut off its supply of Levi's jeans to Don Rathert's 110-year-old store in Red Bud, Ill."We've never heard from Mr. Rathert, but we intend to talk to him about his individual situation," Levi's spokesman...
Rookie Goalie Helps Pens Push Unbeaten Mark to 14
Rookie Patrick Lalime stopped 49 shots to remain unbeaten in the National Hockey League and help the Pittsburgh Penguins extend their undefeated streak to 14 games by beating the Calgary Flames 4-2 Tuesday night.The Penguins held on for the win despite...
School Unable to Confirm Racial Harassment Report
Belleville area school officials told the NAACP Tuesday that they could not confirm allegations of racial harassment made by two black students at Belleville West High School.The parents of the two students, both females, complained to the East St. Louis...
Senate Democrats, Republicans Make Wish Lists
Senate Republicans announced Tuesday their priorities for the 105th Congress - crime, $163 billion in tax relief, the workplace, schools and partial-birth abortions. A key goal is a balanced-budget amendment.Senate Democrats also disclosed their own...
Senate Democrats, Republicans Make Wish Lists
Senate Republicans and Democrats unveiled on Tuesday rival legislative agendas for this Congress.Republicans would enact a $193 billion, five-year tax cut and approve a balanced-budget constitutional amendment. Democrats would overhaul campaign finance...
Senator Says Judges Work Little, Don't Rate Raise
A state senator said Tuesday that he opposed a 23 percent pay increase for judges, contending that the associate circuit judge in his county works three or four days a month."I believe in paying a living wage to someone who works," said state Sen. Danny...
Shaw Betting Long Shots, Hoping for Big Score
You go to the race track. You bet the horses all day. Nothing comes in. Your horses keep fading in the stretch. You keep tearing up tickets. You're losing money. You're just about out. You don't want to go home with empty pockets. You feel like a loser.It's...
Social Skills 101, for Kids Some Children Need Help with Friends
LYNETTE is worried. "My 9-year-old daughter doesn't have any friends," she complains. "She sits by herself during lunch and recess, and tells me nobody wants to play with her after school."Social skills are as important to children's success and happiness...
Some Assembly Required
* When Michael Silberstein found his old South African Air Force trainer up for sale, he just had to have it -- even though it came in a crate</P><P>A PART of Dr. Mike Silberstein's South African past lay boxed in pieces in the United...
Some House Members Assail, Some Defend Their Speaker
Quotes from the House debate on punishing House Speaker Newt Gingrich:"Each member of Congress, especially those in a position of leadership, shoulders the responsibility of avoiding even the appearance of impropriety. Representative Gingrich failed...
Sports Shorts
Piazza Gets 2-Year, $15 Million Deal In LACatcher Mike Piazza avoided an arbitration hearing with the Los Angeles Dodgers and became one of baseball's highest-paid players on Tuesday when he agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract.The agreement came...
Squabble Keeping House Divided; Senate May Champion Gop Goals
One thing House Democrats and Republicans agree on is a need to move on. But political fracture lines remain in the House, even among Republicans, and the Senate may take the lead this time in pushing a GOP agenda.Even as the House was reprimanding Speaker...
Stealthy Panthers Surprise Field for a Repeat of Tournament Title
The Fort Zumwalt North wrestling team entered the Riverview Gardens Tournament Saturday as somewhat of a mystery.The Panthers, who won the title at Riverview last year, entered this year's nine-team event with a recently revamped lineup."We had two guys,...
St. Louis When: The Highlands
IN response to a request by D.J. Fone of Affton, today's St. Louis When features the Forest Park Highlands amusement park, an area landmark that burned in July 1963.We found these photos in the Post-Dispatch archives, along with a story written by staff...
Suite Success Office '97 Software Scores Well for Gates and Microsoft
It's fashionable these days to bash Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. Ad nauseum, critics portray Gates as technology's answer to Darth Vader - an evil predator unafraid to destroy anyone or anything in his drive to dominate the universe.But, with Microsoft's...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club,...
Surge in Violence Has Both Sides Worried as St. Louisans Arrive
Bill Donley, director of Father Dunne's News Boy's Home in Florissant, is spending today just as he has spent Jan. 22 for the past 15 years - in the nation's capital marching against abortion."I believe there's a correlation between the escalation of...
Swiss (Can't) Miss Rolls into Semis
Martina Hingis, brandishing a polished game far beyond her years, moved closer to becoming the youngest Australian Open champion in history as she advanced Wednesday to the semis against two-time finalist Mary Joe Fernandez.Hingis, 16, tattooed the corner...
Teen Arrested in Shooting of Man in Home
A Wentzville teen-ager was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting of an O'Fallon man last week, but charges have not been filed, authorities said.The 16-year-old was arrested after the Missouri Highway Patrol received a tip that he was hiding...
Teens out on Bail, Face Murder Trial
Two teen-agers accused of killing their newborn son and dumping his plastic-wrapped body in a motel trash bin were freed Tuesday on $300,000 bail each.High school sweethearts Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson went to separate, undisclosed homes in Delaware...
The Citadel Knew of Alleged Harassment
Months before a woman dropped out as a cadet at the Citadel while claiming harassment, college officials had received detailed complaints from her parents that she was being mistreated by a male cadet, according to testimony at a federal court hearing.Yet,...
The Hold Is Forever, Vermeil Couldn't Shake It
It was one of the Eagles' last road trips of the 1982 season, and in the airport parking lot, Dick Vermeil sat in his car. And sat. And sat.The others, weary of waiting and worried, went to the car to see what was wrong. Vermeil wanted to get out but...