St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 4, 1997

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14-Year-Old Steals Show, Shoots 81
Not unlike the first day of class, high school freshman Natalie Gulbis was nervous Thursday in her LPGA debut.Gulbis, 14, the second-youngest golfer to play in an LPGA tournament, shot 9-over-par 81 in the first round of the Longs Drugs Challenge in...
After Showing the Money, Donors Get on Trade Board
President Bill Clinton hasn't forgotten his friends - especially those who write the checks - when it came to appointing commissions advising the government on trade.Nearly half of 99 members whom the president or his trade representative appointed to...
Agency to Keep on Dispatching for Most, despite County's Action
At midnight Thursday, St. Charles County terminated its contract with the Dispatch and Alarm Agency, the not-for-profit corporation that has been dispatching fire and ambulance vehicles in the county since 1989.But the agency is refusing to fade from...
Agriculture Secretary Gives Top Priority to Feeding the Hungry
To see Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman at a food bank, done up in a T-shirt and rubber gloves as he sorts cans of vegetables and packages of cereal with a group of volunteers, is to see a happy man.At the Capitol Area Community Food Bank, Glickman...
A Kiss Is Still a Kiss Gay Characters Are Welcome on the Network TV -- as Long as They Keep Their Lips to Themselves
IN THE NEW Showtime movie "The Twilight of the Golds," Brendan Fraser greets his on-screen boyfriend, Sean O'Bryan, with a playful hug and a few kisses on the cheek. In USA cable's "Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story," the most actor Mario...
Apple's Act Could Use Some Polishing Teen-Age Singer Shows Promise, but She Needs to Do Some Growing Up First
FIONA APPLEMississippi Nights, Thursday, March 27WHEN you're 19 and a fledgling pop star, a contract with a good recording company serves as a shield from reality. Expert arrangers and producers work to make your music sound important and sophisticated....
A Pregnant Pause as Van Slyke Ponders Future
Andy Van Slyke is back home in St. Louis, his baseball future in strong doubt. "I don't know," Van Slyke said Thursday night. "I'll just wait till the baby comes."When the baby comes, then I'll talk about my future in baseball. Right now, my future is...
Ashcroft Says He'll Bend on Flex-Time Bill
To appease opponents of his bill to allow compensation time instead of overtime pay, Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., says he's willing to consider any proposed changes: stiffer penalties for abuse, more worker protections, even a sunset clause."So if it turns...
Astros Make It 2 Wins in Row against Braves
A night after beating John Smoltz, the Houston Astros defeated Greg Maddux, too.Derek Bell hit a two-run double in a four-run third inning, leading Houston over the visiting Atlanta Braves 4-3 Wednesday night.Smoltz and Maddux lost their final starts...
Banking Official Withdraws from Nationsbank Case
A top banking regulator says he won't take part in deciding whether NationsBank Corp. should be allowed to get into real estate.The regulator, Eugene A. Ludwig, controller of the currency, cited "notoriety" surrounding a White House fund-raising event...
Blues Just Say No to Victory Down 5-2, Islanders Get a Tie
With a 5-2 lead, 11 minutes 45 seconds to play and their playoff future still uncertain, the Blues should have beaten the New York Islanders on Thursday at Kiel Center.But they blew it. Plain and simple. They blew it.A team-wide collapse doomed the Blues...
Bodeans: Easy on the Ears and the Mind
THE BODEANSAmerican Theatre, Saturday, March 29CAN a song - a sing-along, no less - about a homeless teen-age girl-turned-criminal mean the same thing in 1997 as it did more than a decade ago when its singers were first bursting out of the college-town...
Braves Go from No Hits to First Win
After going hitless for 6 2/3 innings Thursday night against Darryl Kile, it looked as if Atlanta would drop to 0-3 this season.Then Fred McGriff homered, and the Braves finally got going, rallying to beat the Astros in Houston 3-2.McGriff's homer broke...
Brewers' Homers Hammer Detroit
Paul Molitor hit his third career grand slam and Matt Lawton added a three-run homer in a seven-run second inning as the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 10-6 Thursday night for a season-opening, three-game sweep at home.Lawton's 441-foot drive to right-center...
Briefs
THE NATIONSTATE DEPARTMENT WARNINGNations Need Cooperation To Cut Hunger Nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry or severely malnourished every night as a result of population increases and declining world food reserves, a top State Department official...
Briefs
LATE-TERM ABORTIONSProposed Bill Would Make Some Procedures FeloniesA bill that would make it a felony for doctors to perform a type of late-term abortion was debated briefly Thursday in the Missouri Senate. No vote was taken. The bill (SB275) by Sen....
Bright Hopes Dimmed a Bit with Early Losses
Lloyd Daugherty, the girls soccer coach at Fort Zumwalt South, was counting on this to be a big year for the Lady Bulldogs. After all, he returns a good number of top players from a team that finished 11-8-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the Gateway Athletic...
Brutality in Bridgeport
Lenard Clark, the 13-year-old Chicago boy who was severely beaten March 21 by at least three white teen-agers, appears to be slowly emerging from a coma.Even if he recuperates physically, Lenard is not likely to forget his nightmarish encounter with...
Building His Own Baseball Dream World
It's Wednesday night and the Mariners are hosting the Yankees in one of roughly 17,659 games cablecast on ESPN, Fox Sports Midwest, FX, WTBS, WGN, et al., this season.The Roto-geek is monitoring the M's on the TV screen to his right. (Deep down, he wishes...
Bullets Block Bulls' Run at Record Record
The Washington Bullets, trying to qualify for the playoffs and a chance to play the Bulls, gave themselves some hope for the future by handing Chicago its 10th loss of the season, 110-102 Thursday night in Landover, Md.The loss ended any chance that...
Candidates Share a Bright Outlook and Dim Results
MISTER Big-Shot-Know-It-All Columnist walked into the bar early Tuesday night where the city Republicans were holding a "victory party" for mayoral candidate Jay Dearing. The big shot ordered a beer."Busch," he said loudly, ordering the plebeian brand...
Cards Create Monster as Expos Sweep
After frolicking through a sun-drenched Grapefruit League schedule with one of their best spring-training records in history, the Cardinals have been spooked by their personal house of horrors.The first two nights at Olympic Stadium, they just got beat...
Channel 5 Didn't Lead with Harmon Victory
HOW much of a foregone conclusion was the outcome of Tuesday's mayoral race in the city of St. Louis? So much so that Channel 5 didn't even open its 10 p.m. newscast with Clarence Harmon's victory.Instead, the lead story was the filing of charges in...
Chiefs: New Drug Unit More County Bravado
The police chiefs of the five largest cities in St. Charles County say that Sheriff Douglas Saulters' sudden withdrawal from the countywide drug unit is another example of St. Charles County chest-thumping.In recent months, the county has asserted control...
Church Closes Day Care, Wants Moms at Home
A Baptist church board says it shut down its day care center to get mothers to stay at home because working mothers "neglect their children, damage their marriages and set a bad example."Now 27 parents are without day care and state officials are rushing...
Church Notes
Talent SearchA talent search for Christian vocalists and musicians will be sponsored by the Church Growth Ministries Showcase at 7 tonight and Saturday Aat First Baptist Church, 3533 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. Prizes include management contracts...
Cities Recall Loss, Look toward Cooperation Officials from St. Louis and East St. Louis Discuss Bid for U.S. 'Empowerment' Grants
After losing out on millions in empowerment zone money in the last round of federal financing, St. Louis and East St. Louis are working on a joint application for any future distributions.Representatives from both cities have held two meetings and plan...
Classmates Remember Crystal Dogwood Tree at School Is Memorial to Slain Girl
Look out a window in Cathy Clark's classroom at Parkway Southwest Middle School in Ballwin.You'll see a dogwood tree about the size of a sixth-grader. Clark's sixth-grade students raised money to plant the tree in memory of a classmate, Crystal Brooks,...
Clinton Cites Human Compassion; Jurors Look for Answers
President Bill Clinton said Thursday that two top aides were acting "just out of human compassion" in trying to line up work for Webster Hubbell when he left the administration under a cloud in 1994.Meanwhile, a grand jury investigating payments made...
Clinton Seeks to Jump-Start Middle East Peace Talks
The impasse in Middle East peace talks and sustained Palestinian rioting have pushed President Bill Clinton into a corner, testing his influence and his imagination.With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due at the White House on Monday, Clinton...
Coaches Weathering Rain with Help of Rule Change
Area baseball coaches are accustomed to having seasons shortened by spring rainouts, which have been known to reduce schedules to less than 20 games.State guidelines have compounded the problem by restricting the number of games a team can play.But the...
Council Weighing City's Decision to Help Agency
The St. Charles City Council will decide next week whether to go along with the city administration's decision to help the St. Charles County Dispatch and Alarm Agency provide service to nine other firefighting agencies.City Administrator Mike Miller...
Craven Is out after Crash in Practice
Trying to "Revive the 25" hit another snag Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway when Ricky Craven's Budweiser Monte Carlo crashed in Turn 4 while he was practicing for Sunday's Interstate Batteries 500.The car, a new one for this first race at Texas, was...
Dallas' Hitchcock Seems a Lock for Coach of Year
Daryl Reaugh, who was a young goalie at the time, remembers his first introduction to Ken Hitchcock, junior hockey coach in western Canada."I walked into his office, and Hitch was sitting in a chair," said Reaugh. Actually, Hitchcook was overflowing...
Day-Care Center Owner's Husband Accused of Assaults in Testimony
The girl and her mother told the same story, the story of how Anthony Giamo committed sex acts against the child more than six years ago when she was attending a day-care center owned by Giamo's wife.In St. Charles County Circuit Court, where Giamo is...
Despite Critics, She's in Favor of Spanking
Dear Ann Landers: This is a controversial subject that is sure to bring in a ton of responses, mostly negative, but I'm going to have my say.I see nothing wrong with a good, hard spanking when a child is misbehaving. I am sick and tired of listening...
Disallowed Goal Disheartens Quenneville
After the Blues scored four consecutive goals, the disallowed goal by Pavol Demitra at the start of the second period didn't seem so important.But then the Blues blew a 5-2 lead and settled for a 5-5 tie against the New York Islanders, and the call took...
Doctrine and the Sanctity of Life
CULTThirty-nine men and women calmly ingest fatal doses of sleeping pills to attain some sort of alien-assisted rapture, and the whole nature is aghast.Why?Presumably, each of those people firmly believed that this deed would enable his supernal essence...
Ex-Mariner Martinez Belts 3 Homers as Yanks Rout Seattle
Tino Martinez homered in his first three at-bats and drove in a career-high seven runs Wednesday night as the New York Yankees routed the Seattle Mariners 16-2 at the Kingdome.Martinez, traded by the Mariners to New York after the 1995 season, hit a...
Expos Keep 'Cuffs on Cards Bats Take Days off as Birds Start 0-2
It is one thing to start the season by losing two games in Montreal. The Cardinals typically have had difficulty winning here.But to Jim Bullinger and Jeff Juden?Bullinger, who was 6-10 last season with the Chicago Cubs, and Juden, who never left the...
Fast Start, but Big Tests Coming Up
Fort Zumwalt South tennis coach Brad Hill isn't about to let a 2-0 start go to his players' heads."We're happy to be 2-0, but we're a young team that still has a lot to learn about competing at this level," said Hill, whose Bulldogs opened the season...
FCC Approves Revolution in TV Technology
Digital TVs, offering the possibility of movie quality broadcasts, will start popping up in American stores by Christmas next year. Broadcasters in a few large cities will be transmitting digitally by then, and within six years all stations will use...
Fighters with Roots in St. Louis Go 1-2 on Weekend of Pursuing Their Dreams
Three St. Louisans with title aspirations fought last weekend on different paths.Carl Daniels waited a year for a shot to regain a world title and fell short.William Guthrie waited years for a world title shot, which is finally coming by order of a U.S....
Fire Means Life for Prairie at Siu Naturalists Set Controlled Blaze
From a first look at the scorched landscape, there did not seem to be any signs of new life. Skeletons of small trees were the only thing left besides the smoke hanging in the air."In two weeks, it will be green," said Frank Kulfinski, director of e...
Fishing Report
LAKESBarkley: 2 1/2 feet below summer pool and rising slowly. Slightly murky. 57-59 degrees. Crappie: Good on jigs or minnows at 12-16 feet over woody cover. Bass: Good at 6-8 feet on spinner baits, jigs and lizards. Some are spawning. Below the dam,...
Food for Thought: Old Bones Suggest Cannibalism in Colorado
One spring around the year 1150, some residents of what's now known as southwestern Colorado met a horrible end.Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that attackers slaughtered, butchered and perhaps even cannibalized them.The discovery adds to the...
Fresh Prints Buoy Police in Manhunt Quarry May Be Trapped near Shoreline of Lake
Three empty soda cans, a few cigarette butts and fresh footprints buoyed the spirits of lawmen Thursday on the trail of Alis Ben Johns, a triple-murder suspect.As night fell, police chalked up another day without a single sighting of Johns, a wily woodsman...
Grier Helps Oilers Past 'Hawks
Mike Grier and Ryan Smyth had power-play goals as the Edmonton Oilers topped the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Thursday night.The victory gave the Oilers 79 points to tie them for fifth in the Western Conference with Anaheim. The loss left Chicago...
Grow Up Civic, Not Corporate, Ralph Nader Urges Students
Thirty-two years after vaulting to the pinnacle of consumer activism with his book lambasting auto safety - and after crusades about the environment, insurance industry, airlines and the law profession - Ralph Nader is out to fix democracy.Big business...
Gunshot at School Wounds Student Lincoln High Incident Accidental, Police Say
A shot ripped through a crowd of students in the hallway at Lincoln High School in East St. Louis just after the first-hour class Thursday morning, and one student fell to the floor."I think I've been shot," witnesses quoted Shaun Rivers as saying.Rivers,...
Harmon: `Dead Stop' for Golf Course Plan
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon says he will halt the city's plan for 781 single-family homes and a golf course in near north St. Louis.Harmon said he has serious misgivings about the proposal for new suburban-style homes and a 9-hole golf course in a hardscrabble...
Harmon Puts Heat on Hospital Panel Change Stance or Quit, He Urges Members
St. Louis Regional Medical Center's board of directors should resign, Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon said Thursday, unless they are willing to consider keeping Regional open as a full-service hospital.Harmon called for the board to resign as Regional officials...
Have or Have Not, Gac Race's Tough
George Gifford, the golf coach at Fort Zumwalt South, sees the Gateway Athletic Conference as a league of the haves and the have nots."Each year, the have nots get a little better," he said. "But unfortunately, the haves also improve. We know that we're...
Hazelwood East Girls Still Best - and Getting Better
Call it a case of the rich getting richer in girls track and field.Two-time defending state champion Hazelwood East High may have cemented a third successive state Class 4A title with the addition of Webster Groves transfer Kenosha "K.C." Wilson.Last...
Healthy Families Are Best Defense against Cults
"She was one of the finest nurses around. . . . So of course she went with him. She was loyal to the end . . . her selfless end. She believed he knew what was best for everyone and would lead them all to a brave, new world. . . . But he didn't - and...
Help for Hubbell Called Work of Mercy Discussion Took Place as 2 Aides Sought to Help Him Financially
Four months after resigning from the Justice Department under an ethical cloud, Webster Hubbell drove to Camp David, Md., and assured President Bill Clinton that he had not bilked his former law firm.But, Hubbell said Thursday, "I never told him the...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville High School, 600 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must carry a minimum of four classes and earn a 3.0 point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:Seniors Thomas Aaron, Samantha...
Honor Roll
Students at Fairmount Elementary School, 1725 Thoele Road, St. Peters, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:Cycle A 4th Grade Samantha Barbour, Katelyn Bass,...
Honor Roll
Students at Sts. Joachim and Ann School, 4110 McClay Road, St. Charles must have straight A's to qualify for the Principal's Award honor roll; students who maintain all A's with one B are on the A Honor Roll; those with straight B's or a combination...
House Advances Safety Measure That Cancels Cycle Helmet Law
Adult motorcyclists no longer would have to wear safety helmets under legislation given first-round approval Thursday in the Missouri House.The repeal of Missouri's helmet law was added to a bill aimed at strengthening the state's vehicle safety laws....
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONLydia L. Calvey, 80, died Thursday, visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral 11 a.m. Monday, both at Gent Funeral Home. Burial at Upper Alton Cemetery.BELLEVILLERonald Stark, 60, owner of Stark's Oakland Grocery,...
Investors Grin and Bear It Weak Market, Interest Rate Hikes Bring Worry
Hugh Johnson, a market pro since Lyndon Johnson was president, chose Thursday to pull some of the $260 million his firm manages for investors out of the stock market.That decision was not taken easily. But the market has been so weak recently that even...
It's Snow Use: Boston Mayor Feeling Heat
Well aware of the fate of other big-city mayors who have been buried by the weather, Mayor Thomas Menino tried to dig himself out Thursday from under a storm of criticism over Boston's snowbound streets."I'm the target, and I understand that, and I will...
Jackson: Confessed Killer Must Tell Truth Otherwise, He Opposes Trial for James Earl Ray
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the confessed killer of Martin Luther King Jr. should not go to trial unless he starts telling the truth.James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in 1969 to killing King in Memphis the previous year. But he has been trying ever since...
Jerry Cosentino Dies; Was State Treasurer Apparently Had Heart Attack in Florida
Jerry Cosentino, who twice served as Illinois state treasurer and later pleaded guilty of bank fraud, died Thursday in Naples, Fla., of apparent heart problems, authorities said. He was 65.Mr. Cosentino, a Democrat, served as state treasurer from 1979-82...
Kilmer Masquerades around Moscow
"THE SAINT"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:58. YEAH, I know it's not supposed to be realistic. But "The Saint" requires enough suspension of disbelief to float a spaceship. (See it? Right up there behind the comet?) Val Kilmer plays the title character,...
Lady Bulldogs Churning Up Competition
Fort Zumwalt South girls swimming coach Joyce Whitehead told her team that they could do it. But they really didn't believe her.But they did it. The Lady Bulldogs posted their first-ever victory over Cape Girardeau Central to open the season, winning...
Ledger Reveals Cult's Earthly Pleasures Members of Heaven's Gate Indulged in Ice Cream, Vegas Gambling, Movies
Heaven's Gate cult members played the slots in Las Vegas, drank $75 worth of soda pop at a showing of "Secrets and Lies" and went to Sea World in the weeks before committing mass suicide.A meticulously kept financial ledger was found by San Diego County...
Legislator Urges Action to Impeach Illinois Chief Justice
An Illinois legislator on Thursday asked the House to form a special committee to investigate Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple as the first step toward his impeachment.State Rep. Gwenn Klingler, R-Springfield, who filed the legislation,...
Lofty Living Is Proposed at Old Sporting News Site
LOFTY AMBITIONS: With the urban renaissance along Washington Avenue downtown, including new entertainment and residential projects - like ArtLoft and the Hot Locust Cafe - meeting unexpected success, canny developer Robert Wood is proposing a rehab of...
Lunch Program Uses Food from across Nation Tainted Fruit Highlights Ban on Foreign Produce
AMERICAN children get a wide variety of foods from throughout the United States when they eat lunch in their school cafeterias.For example, there might be milk from Vermont, cheese from Wisconsin, peanut butter from Georgia, oranges from Florida, meat...
Main Street Shudders as Wall Street Shakes
Advertising executive Laurene O'Brien is getting a little spooked by the stock market correction.She doesn't have a huge portfolio - about $25,000 so far, mostly in blue-chip stocks - but she had hoped eventually to use it to put 10-month-old twins Kaleb...
Making a Joyful Noise: Bell Choirs Strike Responsive Note
Those who are long on music in their souls but short on vocal or instrumental experience are finding a niche in their church's handbell choir. At least nine area churches have from one to three handbell choirs.Handbell ringers perform at Sunday services,...
Man Gets 35-Year Sentence for Killing Marijuana Grower
Joseph M. Runge Jr. of New Douglas will have to serve every day of a 35-year prison sentence for the murder of a man who ran a secret marijuana business in Highland.Runge, 34, drew the sentence Wednesday from Chief Criminal Judge Charles V. Romani Jr....
Man of Year Gives Gifts to Schools Announces Endowments at His Award Ceremony
Like someone who hands out presents at his own birthday party, E. Desmond Lee gave the community $2.5 million in educational gifts Thursday while picking up the 1996 Man of the Year Award.Lee's gift will endow salaries of three university professors...
Man's Sunday Visits to Nudist Club Reveal Problems
Dear Abby: I have met a wonderful, sweet, caring man who says he loves me. He's honest, pulls no punches, is a hard worker and has many other good qualities. We are both divorced adults and we get along beautifully. I think he would make a great husband,...
Many Ills Behind `Froggy Throat' Voice Problems
Dear Dr. Donohue: Sometime, would you please address the problem of "froggy throat"? That's what I call it when I have a hard time speaking up because I can't clear my throat. My doctor gave me an asthma inhaler. My mother has the same problem, but it's...
Mccarron among Leaders of Freeport-Mcdermott
Scott McCarron has only one tournament victory to his name, last year's Freeport-McDermott Classic. He found the 7,116-yard course in New Orleans just as friendly Thursday, shooting 65 for a share of the lead after one round in defense of his championship."I...
Mcveigh Trial Judge Upholds Juror Privacy
The judge at Timothy McVeigh's trial refused Thursday to make jury selection more open. He insisted that shielding prospective jurors' faces and deciding in secret which ones to excuse are necessary to ensure their privacy and objectivity.In rejecting...
Meramec River's a Sporting Treasure All Year Long
South of here, across the Dent County line, one of Missouri's most popular float streams comes to life. Rolling northward and gaining volume from many springs and tributaries the Meramec River is a favorite of anglers, canoeists and boaters. Nature watchers,...
Morning Briefing
It's B-A-A-A-CK: 8% Mortgage RateThe 8 percent home mortgage is back this week for the first time in six months, as overall interest rates shot up after the Federal Reserve tightened credit, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said Thursday.Thirty-year,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It's a new baseball season, which prompts fresh and probing questions from GARY SHELTON of the St. Petersburg Times. Such as:* So, do you think this new third baseman of the Orioles is going to amount to anything?* The guy at second for the Cubs who...
New, Digital TV Expected Here in 30 Months
St. Louis television viewers should start seeing a new generation of ultrasharp, movie-quality, digital TV shows in just 30 months, federal regulators decided Thursday.The transition will be costly; viewers must buy expensive new TV sets to take full...
NY Band Believes in Sweat and Heart British Female Quartet Compelling Opening Act
D GENERATION, FLUFFYSide Door, Saturday, March 29OCCASIONALLY there's a show that re-instills your faith that rock ain't dead. This show - a double bill that featured the bands D Generation and Fluffy - vies in my book as one of the soul-saving events...
Obituaries
Julius SchlattererJulius George Schlatterer, 95, formerly of St. Charles County, died March 28, 1997 at a care center in Scottsdale, Ariz.Mr. Schlatterer was a retired foreman for a tool and die company.A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at...
Omniquip Latest Harbour Success
Sam Fox has done it again. The multi-millionaire from Clayton has reaped stacks of cash by investing in an unglamorous manufacturing concern, beefing it up and taking the company public.His latest success story involves Omniquip International Inc., a...
On Deck
Just The Facts: Three games vs. NL Central rival Houston Astros: 7:05 tonight, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:35 p.m. Sunday at the Astrodome.Tuning In: Tonight and Sunday televised on KPLR (Channel 11), Saturday on Fox Sports Midwest (cable). All games broadcast...
Open House Rams and Vermeil Will Get Acquainted at First Minicamp
At last check, the Rams had 71 players either under contract or tendered contract offers as free agents. That's an unusually large roster for this time of year.Coach Dick Vermeil has yet to meet all of them in person. They'll get acquainted over the...
Patty: A Voice with a Message
SANDI PATTYAmerican Theatre, Wednesday, April 2SOME of the best moments in Sandi Patty's pop gospel concert had the singer dangling, then soaring, her voice over the quiet runs of a piano. The strength, sweetness and elasticity of her vocals and the...
Peirce Report Analyzed Group Looks for Ways to Spur Region to Act
It's an old story line in the St. Louis region.A report is issued calling attention to hazards threatening the region's future. The report sparks much initial hullabaloo - only to fade quickly and without generating anything more than talk.A group of...
People
By now, most of the world has heard of New York's Hogs & Heifers. It's famous for its collection of bras shed there by such big names as JULIA ROBERTS, DREW BARRYMORE and DARRYL HANNAH.All have taken part in the Hog & Heifer tradition of mounting the...
Phillies, Schilling Reach Agreement on Extension
Curt Schilling and the Philadelphia Phillies finally agreed Thursday on a $15.45 million, three-year contract extension through the 2000 season.Schilling, who is making $3.5 million this year, would have been eligible for free agency after the World...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSCentreville: Sandra Harris-Shaw, 50, of Centreville, was killed in a traffic accident about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Mousette Lane, just north...
Ralston to Reopen Pet Food Plant to Spend $55 Million at Pennsylvania Site
Ralston Purina Co. will spend $55 million to reopen a pet food plant in Mechanicsburg, Pa., that it closed six years ago.Ralston said it needs to reopen the plant because of increasing demand for its Purina pet products.The company will build a new assembly...
Salvaging Free Trade
President Bill Clinton is about to make an important political decision - the right one - though it won't please his normal allies. He is ready to capitulate to congressional Republicans, who will only grant him authority to negotiate trade treaties...
Scandal Questions Go Unanswered
The answer you don't give," goes the political-legal adage, "never gets you in trouble."But there's a journalistic corollary to that: Evasion of an answer is usually a clue to the presence of a story. Here are a half-dozen probes that meet resistance:(1)...
Scandals Turn off Young Journalists
This town, the home of the Tigers of the University of Missouri, grows journalists. It has two daily newspapers, one of them run by students. The NBC affiliate is owned by the university and populated by young people who would be the Katie Couric or...
Senate Passes New Welfare Measures
Parents on welfare would have to get educated and employed, while those who fall behind on child support could lose their licenses to work, drive, hunt and fish under a welfare overhaul that cleared the Senate on Thursday.Senate leaders hailed the legislation...
Senators OK Joint Custody `a Child Deserves Both Parents,' Says Sponsor
Joint custody would become the preferred option for children of divorcing couples under a bill passed by the state Senate on Thursday."A child deserves both parents," said Senate President Pro Tem Bill McKenna, D-Barnhart, the bill's sponsor. The Senate...
Serb Woman Tells of Rapes at Bosnian Camp War Crimes Tribunal Tries 3 Muslims, Croat on Torture, Murder Charges
She was arrested on a trumped-up charge and taken to a Bosnian government-run camp. On the first night, she was raped. Then she was raped again and again.As she testified Thursday before the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, the Serb woman recalled screaming:...