St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 29, 1995

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11th-Ranked Missouri Western Runs Rivermen Aground 89-61
The University of Missouri-St. Louis' winning streak ended at five games Saturday night at the Mark Twain Building with an 89-61 loss to Missouri Western.Missouri Western is ranked 11th in the NCAA Division II poll.The Rivermen, who were tied for first...
2 Quick Goals Spark Detroit Win
Ray Sheppard and Sergei Fedorov scored power-play goals in the first 3 minutes 7 seconds of the game, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a National Hockey League game Saturday.Steve Yzerman had two goals for Detroit,...
2 Who Fled Dioxin Fear It Will Follow Them but Session on Incinerator Plan Draws Few
George and Ida Klein were the last residents to leave Times Beach. Now they fear the dioxin that sent them packing will follow them to their new home.The Kleins accepted a government buyout and left in October 1986, moving a couple of miles away to Eureka....
After Going South, Canucks Take Road Map Back to `W'
A little dinner, a little togetherness and all of a sudden, the Vancouver Canucks look a little more like themselves."Tonight, we were more like a team," forward Sergio Momesso said. "We played like we did when we were in the finals."It seems the Canucks...
Agassi Outs Sampras to Take Crown
Andre Agassi absorbed a 28-ace barrage by Pete Sampras, wore him down from the baseline and took his Australian Open title Sunday in a spectacular match to close in on the No. 1 ranking.Agassi captured his second successive Grand Slam championship with...
A Plaza for Downtown
Downtown St. Louis will lose another of its landmark buildings later this year when Mercantile Bank knocks down the 17-story Ambassador Theater Building at Seventh and Locust streets. That's too bad, but the reality is that not every older building...
Area United Way Declares How It Will Allocate Money
The United Way of Greater St. Louis has announced its allocations to 136 health and human service member organizations for 1995.The funds will come from $50.3 million in pledges made during the 1994 United Way campaign. Allocations to member agencies...
As Retarded Children Grow Older, Problems Magnify Some States Can't Afford Group Homes
First, they added a family room to their home. Then, they built a second floor. Then, came the many little finishing touches.After 20 years, Carol and Richard Beard felt they had built a dream house, and they wanted to give it to Massachusetts: a $300,000,...
Ayatollah Coffee Mug Tops List of Must-Haves for World Travelers
TRAVELERS COLLECT the darnedest souvenirs.Just ask Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Weissmann Travel Reports, which has come up with the Top 10 "Most Unusual Souvenirs." The list was compiled in part from online users who subscribe to Travel Reports.Topping...
Baseball Pitcher Brown Battles Back from Lymphoma
It's not easy for Keith Brown to relate the most difficult period, especially now, when everything is going so well.It may have been when he first learned the news from his doctor, that he had lymphoma and his professional baseball career would have...
Bearcat-Rasslin' Billikens Pin Down a Win 75-68
Their home-sweet-home shots had turned sour. So the Billikens decided to wreck Kiel Center's living room with a good, old-fashioned wrestling match Saturday."This game," St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour said, "the guys were in the huddle...
Behavior-Disordered Students Pose Dilemma
A 15-year-old boy spent years wandering through school hallways and a bureaucratic system that ultimately couldn't keep track of him. Now he's in juvenile custody, accused of murdering Christine Smetzer in a restroom at McCluer North High School.Smetzer,...
Black Speakeasies Catch on in South Africa Night Spots Draw Rich Whites; Now There's Talk of Franchises
For many whites, life in the black townships that surround Johannesburg remains a mystery, but majority rule is beginning to change that.Under apartheid laws, liquor stores, bars and nightclubs were banned in black areas. Forbidden by the rules of apartheid...
Bride's Wedding Plans Make Some Guests Lose Their Appetite
Dear Miss Manners: As bridesmaids, some other girlfriends and I gave a bridal shower, to which the bride brought large, silver-colored plastic trays. She proceeded to hand them out to the guests, informing them that they were expected to bring food to...
Briefs
WORLD EUROPE Deluge Not Over For Some Areas</P><P>Storms that have caused severe flooding across Europe and led to several deaths relented on Saturday, but the Netherlands, Belgium and northern France were bracing for more floods.</P><P>Heavy...
Brothers' Hopes for Big Payoffs in Contest Sink
Larry and Jerry Crump fished 27 days in July, mostly mornings and evenings, in a lake in St. Charles County and won $1,800 and $1,600, respectively in the Chevy Trucks World Cup of Fishing North American Freshwater Challenge.Larry, 53, an insurance agent...
Cal Bags `Threepeat' at UCLA
Tremaine Fowlkes scored a career-high 24 points and California continued its mastery of UCLA in Los Angeles.Cal (11-5, 3-4 Pacific 10), the only team to beat UCLA at home last season, won for the third successive time at Pauley Pavilion.Fourth-ranked...
Canucks Turn out Lights on Sluggish Blues 3-1 Mclean Stands Tall; Janney Again Scratched
On Thursday night, happy fans jammed Kiel Center. Laser lights punctuated the player introductions, cheerful mimes patrolled the concourse and the Blues dumped the Los Angeles Kings 3-1.It was a party for the ages. But just 48 hours later, reality set...
Cape Cod's Streams Double as Back Roads
THE REAL BACK ROADS in this part of the Cape aren't roads. They're rivers. The watery arteries of the Pamet and the Herring lead directly to the still-wild heart of this much-trampled vacationland.And there's no better way to explore those winding streams...
Challenger Strives to Be a Mission Once Again
The lesson was supposed to be on space and science, taught by a teacher circling the world aboard the space shuttle.But 73 seconds into flight, the science class became a lesson in tragedy when the shuttle Challenger exploded and its seven-member crew...
Chargers Won't Crash Golden Gate
If the biggest Super Bowl point spread since 1969 has you leaning toward San Francisco one minute and San Diego the next, you are not alone.Welcome to Excedrin Headache No. XXIX.There is no question the 49ers will win. The question is whether they will...
Clinton Putting Up Only Token Opposition to Gop Contract
WEEK FOUR OF THE new Republican Congress closed with two instructive apologies by House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas.One related to an allegedly inadvertent pejorative Armey used to describe Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, an avowed homosexual, as...
Clinton Speech, O.J. Trial: Which Deserved Top Billing?
AN ASSOCIATED PRESS reporter this past week neatly described one of journalism's current front-burner issues - news display of the sensational vs. the significant.Reporter Calvin Woodward put it in terms of editors' consciences shouting over their shoulders,...
Connors Making a Bet on Colorado
John Connors opens a casino Friday, one with even less gambling equipment than the tiny, legendary original Alton Belle.Connors and his partners made millions from that boat. Now with a new set of partners, he's entering a different niche - the limited-stakes...
Costly Cake Was Bought with Food Stamps
Dear Ann Landers: Some time ago, you had a letter from a man who bought his groceries with food stamps and moaned about how little he could afford. He was angry that people stared at him in the store.As someone who supports people like him, I have a...
Crenshaw's Long Putt Saves Lead
Ben Crenshaw rolled in a 30-foot putt on the 18th hole Saturday to break out of a six-way logjam and take the lead in the Phoenix Open.Until his dramatic birdie on the final hole, Crenshaw was headed into the final round of the $1.3 million tournament...
Custody Decision Supported High Court Justice Stays out of Baby Richard Case
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens refused Saturday to block an Illinois Supreme Court ruling giving custody of a child to the biological father he has never met.Stevens issued a two-page ruling denying emergency stay requests by lawyers representing...
Defensive Lineman, Sensitive Writer Tim Green Sat in the Locker Room, Head Down, Writing Dialogue
DURING a typical pre-game moment, before a typical major league sports event, one would find the typical professional athlete involved in a game of cards.A teammate or two might be hunkered down in their cubicle with this month's issue of Playboy. Another...
Dierdorf Blocked Again in Bid for Hall of Fame
Jack Buck had a thick file of statistics and letters, all testimonials to Dan Dierdorf's outstanding career as an offensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals.Saturday morning, Dierdorf was a finalist for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame...
ESL Coaches Guided Chess Player to Fame
Homer Winslow heard all kinds of noise Saturday from his daughter's upstairs apartment, and wondered what the ruckus was about.His daughter, Donna, quickly told him the good news. Her brother, Kellen Winslow, had been elected to the Pro Football Hall...
Farmer to Take Shot at Senior Pga Tour
Robert Landers is on the road, en route to south Florida and his debut on the Senior PGA Tour. It's a new and unfamiliar experience for the 51-year-old former farmer from nearby Azle.He can talk with authority about cow flop and firewood. But not the...
Fellow Investors Affect Your Fund Managers Using Redemption Fees
What's the biggest danger in mutual funds? Excessive fees? Risky investments? Incompetent portfolio managers? Actually, the biggest danger in any fund may be your fellow investors.These folks own shares in the same stock or bond fund that you're in....
Fiery Crash Kills Man, 6 Children Church Van Skidded into Path of Bus on Icy Road in Illinois
A church van was struck broadside by a bus and burst into flames, trapping six children and the driver inside. All were killed, including three young brothers.The van, driven by an assistant pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Urbana, Ill., skidded...
Figuring Up Inflation Is Hard to Figure
Alan Greenspan, best known for worrying about inflationary pressures that few other people see, now says that inflation may be lower than we think.He recently told Congress that the Consumer Price Index, the most widely used measure of inflation, may...
Five New Dramas; Four Minus Meat
IF COMEDIES are the pastry cart of television, dramas are the meatloaf - sometimes gourmet fare, sometimes hard to choke down, but in the main solid and satisfying. (News magazines, I think, are snack bars, with healthy stuff next to the nachos . . ....
Five Pregnant U.S. Sailors on Aircraft Carrier Are Sent Ashore
Five pregnant sailors have been removed from the aircraft carrier Eisenhower, the first U.S. warship to set to sea with women as part of its permanent crew.Navy policy is to put women on shore duty once they're pregnant, and the five sailors have left...
Fixing Port in Kobe May Be 3-Year Job Quake Does $9.4 Billion Damage; Officials Fear Long-Term Losses
The outline of a huge anchor, carved into a mountain and framed by lights, can be seen from far away, beckoning ships to this port city.The anchor is a symbol of how important shipping has been here - and now of how difficult it will be for Kobe to make...
Four Nhl Teams Reportedly Considering a Logo Change
It's a time for change in the NHL.According to a league source, four teams have submitted a request for changes in their jerseys and logos. Three are believed to be the Boston Bruins, Quebec Nordiques and New York Islanders.The Bruins want to modernize...
Frequent Filers Have Shares, Will Sue
By the looks of things, Moise Katz is one unhappy shareholder.The retired stockbroker has filed 98 lawsuits in New York and Delaware alone in the last decade. His complaints have torn across corporate America, scolding directors, lambasting company advisers...
Freshman Sparks Indiana by Ohio St
Alan Henderson scored 30 points, including 17 in the second half, but it was freshman Michael Hermon who rescued Indiana on Saturday as the Hoosiers beat Ohio State 90-75.Indiana (12-7, 4-3 in the Big Ten) again struggled at home after its 50-game Assembly...
Friend Raising: Bringing New People to the History Museum
ON A FOGGY EVENING around 5 p.m., 40 assembled at the home of Caro Schneithorst to launch the newest volunteer group in big-time friend-raising.The Missouri History Museum Council has been in the planning stages since last spring, nearly long enough...
From Drive-Ins to MTV Redstone's Vision, Resolve Molded Viacom
Early one March morning in 1979, Sumner Redstone was nearly burned to death in Suite 341 of Boston's Copley Plaza hotel. "What an awful way to die," he recalls thinking. He crawled out on a ledge overlooking St. James Avenue, gripped the window sill...
From E. St. Louis to Hall of Fame, Winslow Arrives
Perhaps they should change that St. Louis slogan from "Gateway to the West" to "City of Tight Ends."St. Louis born, and East St. Louis reared, Kellen Winslow was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He becomes just the fourth tight end...
From Rubble to Renaissance, Dresden Copes with Memories
IN THE HALF-CENTURY since one of history's most devastating firebombing raids reduced Dresden to rubble, the city has been largely rebuilt. Some of its most magnificent edifices, including the Baroque 18th-century Zwinger Palace and the stately Semper...
Game May Be a Bore, but Ads Are Super
America's annual day of excess, known to the masses as Super Sunday but to the astute football fan as Blowout Bowl day, has arrived.The not-so-super matchup of San Francisco against San Diego shapes up as a blowout. But that makes little difference to...
Germans Today Don't like to Say Some Words Aloud, like `Jewish'
A HALF-CENTURY AGO, it would have been a scene weighted with peril, perhaps even a matter of life or death: a scribbling German bureaucrat asking questions of a Jewish woman.But this was the 1990s, and the woman, who was American, had come with her German...
Global Plan on Poverty Up in the Air Rich Nations Balk at Paying More; Summit May Prove Contentious
For two weeks they tried to agree on a global plan to fight poverty. By Friday, the biggest question was still unresolved: how to pay for it.Some contentious points, such as canceling the debt of poor countries and using more foreign aid for anti-poverty...
Gop Floats Idea of Closing Parks like the One at Arch
America's national parks can be saved only by shutting the gates on parks and historical sites - such as the Gateway Arch grounds in St. Louis - that "do not belong in the national park system," says the new chairman of a key House public lands subcommittee."Park...
Governors Push for Power over Welfare Programs
President Bill Clinton's working session on welfare reform Saturday highlighted a growing rift on how to make changes. But the divide was not so much between Democrats and Republicans in Washington as between Washington and the states."How much will...
Groceries, Friendship Kept in Stock at `Grandma Esther's' Store
Chapman Grocery is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Thursday and Sunday, but its owner often opens up whenever people knock at her door."Just the other night I locked up and went back to the store several times before I could get my supper,"...
Gunman Kills 2 at Ralston Food Plant in Iowa
A worker opened fire inside a Ralston Foods Inc. breakfast cereal plant, killing two workers and wounding two others, police said.The man, Gerald Rieflin, then held police at bay for about two hours at his home before surrendering Friday night.Rieflin,...
Harolyn Blackwell: Music for the Drama of It Performance Is a Homecoming for the Soprano
WHEN Harolyn Blackwell made up her mind to leave the Broadway stage for a career as an operatic singer, one of the first stops she made was in St. Louis.Now a veteran of several performances with the New York Metropolitan Opera - including a highly publicized...
Haunted by Love, and Addiction
ROBERT LePAGE says his play, "Needles and Opium," is about "meaningful coincidences," and in the piece he manages to meaningfully coincide the disparate lives of a French poet and film maker, an American jazz musician and a Canadian director, a writer...
Helping Hand
The May Department Stores Co. has awarded a $100,000 grant to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The grant will be used to redesign the museum's newsletter for members.Grants or contracts have been awarded to the following researchers...
Here's the Cream of the Nature Cruise Crop
IF THIS is your year for a soul-soothing nature cruise, Anne Campbell, author of Fielding's Guide to Worldwide Cruises 1995 (Fielding Worldwide, $17.95), has a list for you.Campbell rates special-interest cruises with anchors instead of the usual stars....
High-Dollar Pac Raises Question of Conflict of Interest
A political committee spearheaded by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., collected more than $7 million over five years by soliciting large donations from corporate executives with major interests pending before the federal government, records show.The...
History Soaked in Blood Hatred, Savage Fighting Have Marked Moscow's Involvement in Chechnya for Close to 400 Years
"You have the soul of a dog and the mind of an ass, and so long as you fail to become the faithful servant of my great sovereign (Czar Alexander I), then so long will it be my aim to wash my boots in your blood."SPAT OUT BY A GENERAL in the Russian army...
Hoiberg Silences Critics, Lifts Iowa State over Ksu
Kansas State coach Tom Ashbury says it wasn't him who bad-mouthed Iowa State guard Fred Hoiberg.The remarks - saying Hoiberg would be an NCAA Division II player if he couldn't shoot - were published two weeks ago and attributed to Ashbury."I don't know...
Homoeroticism in TV Beer Ads? Watch Super Bowl
IT'S SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, and many Americans will spend the late afternoon and early evening parked in front of the television.John Nunley will be among them. He won't be at a party, but he'll be at home watching with his two children.He'll have a note...
Hot Clothes for Cold Days
WHETHER YOU'RE dressing for shoveling snow, snowshoeing, skiing or just throwing snowballs, proper attire is necessary to protect yourself from Arctic winds. Knowing how to put it all together will help in selecting cold-weather clothing.Experts in the...
If Pupunu Dances after Td, He Hasn's Lost His Coconuts
If the unexpected occurs Sunday, and San Diego tight end Alfred Pupunu reaches the end zone with a football in his paws, brace yourselves, America.Get ready for the dance sensation that's sweeping the nation. The nation of Tonga, that is.Forget the Ickey...
Illinois State Starts Slow, Bites Salukis
Illinois State shook off a 12-point second-half deficit to rally and defeat Southern Illinois 94-91 Saturday afternoon in Carbondale in the Missouri Valley Conference.The Redbirds, who trailed 72-60 with 9:23 remaining, went on a 15-4 run during the...
Immigrant's Dreams Died with Daughter Suspect in Murder Was Paroled Killer
The father knew something was wrong when he found the front door ajar at the apartment he shared with his daughter just north of the University City Loop."Mazia," Kazimierz Halon called out."Mazia," he said, repeating his pet name for his daughter.He...
In Ames Spy Case, Key Evidence Was in the Trash Can
A mole was burrowing through the CIA's ranks.That much had finally become clear from the alarming number of U.S. agents being killed by the Soviets and the number of U.S. intelligence operations being thwarted.But who was it?A torn yellow slip of paper...
International Flavor: Advertisers Sprinkle in a Little Foreign Language
Some TV commercials lately are looking more like foreign films than advertisements.Several advertisers, including IBM, Pepsi, Isuzu and Visa, are using foreign dialogue in ads, and translating it with subtitles.Not only that, but in some of the spots,...
In This Race, the NFL Can't Make Up for a Bad Start
The next great young NFL coach has four Super Bowl rings and dreams that glitter like diamonds."If I become a head coach, we will win the Super Bowl," he says.The next great young NFL coach has been a team leader, team spokesman, team conscience."Many...
In Winter, Gardeners Dream of a Rosy Future
It's dream season for gardeners: Time to curl up with a steaming mug of a favorite winter drink and fantasize as you page through a thick garden catalog. It's about the only time of the year gardeners don't feel guilty about not doing chores outdoors.Instead,...
Irwin Stays on Top after Merger
The merger between Hale Irwin Golf Services Inc., and Brassie Golf Corp. of Canada in May was a marriage made not in heaven but on Wall Street.The feeling-out period led to a falling out as philosophies, styles and egos clashed.Disturbed about a pending...
Jefferies Spinning His Workout Wheels, Hoping for a Start
Gregg Jefferies, ready to start earning his $20 million from the Philadelphia Phillies, already is furiously working out at Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. From all indications, he is proceeding on his offseason program as if he expected his spring...
John Pizzarelli: Jazzed-Up History
SONGWRITING legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller stood by in the production booth while John Pizzarelli recorded their song, "Style Is Coming Back in Style" for Robert Altman's recent movie, "Ready to Wear."Afterward Leiber and Stoller - who wrote...
John Steinbeck: Books Mark Winter of His Re-Emergence
IN "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's journal of a road trip he took in the early 1960s, the author recalled how he checked into a Chicago hotel room and wondered about the previous occupant."An animal resting or passing by leaves crushed grass,...
Kids on the Super Bowl: It's When the Bills Stink
What is the Super Bowl? That's not really a tough question, although probably only the most sports-informed could give the detailed history of the football season's culminating activity. But I wasn't seeking details.I wanted to know if a group of kindergarten...
Kings' Spud Webb Coming Up Big So Far This Season
Ask Spud Webb which is tougher, a 4-foot putt or a 15-foot free throw?"A 4-foot putt," said the NBA's leading free-throw shooter, who also is a passionate golfer.It's a good bet Webb doesn't make 95 percent of his putts. He's sunk 101 of 106 free-throw...
Ku Rips No. 2 Uconn by 29 Points in Kc
The Kansas Jayhawks seem to have made quite an impression on New England this season.In December, the Jayhawks handed No. 1 Massachusetts its only loss of the season.On Saturday, they sent No. 2 Connecticut tumbling to its first defeat in 16 games with...
Lack of Snow Cools U.S. Skier Picabo Street
It was Wednesday evening in Marbella, Spain, where Picabo Street had just sat in "toasty" temperatures to watch the sunset from a pier outside her hotel. Now she was answering questions from a caller in the United States, one of which might have been...
Lakers Slow Down, Then Speed Past Sonics 128-121 in Overtime
Down by 17 points in the first half, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to change their game plan against the Seattle SuperSonics.Trailing 46-29 early in the second quarter, Lakers coach Del Harris told his players to slow the tempo, thinking the Sonics...
Landmark Time, Landmark Place
The beauty of the Old Courthouse is in the details.Take, for example, the rotunda - the building's main interior feature, measuring 190 feet from floor to cupola.Looking up from the limestone floor - worn smooth by the shoes of millions of visitors -...
Late Basket Pushes Semo by Tennessee State
Jermall Morgan hit a 16-foot jump shot with 15 seconds remaining in the game on Saturday, giving Southeast Missouri State a 66-64 win at home over Tennessee State.Following Morgan's basket, Tennessee State's Monty Wilson missed on a 3-point try in the...
Latest Cancer Preventative: A Little Workout
Regular exercise, long known to help control blood pressure and heart disease, may have even greater benefits: It may considerably reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of cancer.Scientists say there is a growing body of evidence that a regular...
Lebanese Welcome Americans - Tourists, That Is
Sheik Mohamed Yazbek, a top Lebanese Muslim militant, wants Americans who are considering a visit to Lebanon to know that of the four categories he imagines will come - spies, soldiers, occupiers and tourists - only the last are "most welcome.""Some...
Len Deighton's Engaging Hero Returns
FAITH A novel by Len Deighton 337 pages, HarperCollins, $24</P><P>HURRAH, Bernard Samson is back.</P><P>Alas, Bernard Samson is back.</P><P>"Hurrah," because Samson - a wryly cynical agent for British intelligence...
Lessons of History Movies Depicting Long-Gone Eras Go in Cycles and Reflect Society
THESE are good days for costume designers in the movie business. Out of nowhere, it seems, the cinemas are suddenly full of films with actors in period gear.Whether it's for the narrow-lapel, late-1950s black suits of "Quiz Show" or the extravagant 16th-century...
Life Stories Are Complex Work Discerning Truth Is Rarely Easy
FAIR GAME What Biographers Don't Tell You By Denis Brian 373 Pages, Prometheus, $24.95 NEWHOUSE All the Glitter, Power, and Glory of America's RIchest Media Empire and the secretive Man Behind It By Thomas Maier 446 Pages, St. Martin's,...
`Little' House: Movie Setting Is Faithful to the Alcott's Home
WHAT DRAWS us to the quiet brown Orchard House in Concord, Mass.? The chance to visit the place where we all grew up - the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of "Little Women," a book many people pick up as children and never really put down."Little Women"...
Low-Fat Diets Are Dangerous for Some, Researcher Finds
A low-fat diet could actually increase the risk of heart disease for many people with a condition called "syndrome X," a researcher says.The condition afflicts as many as 25 percent of normal-weight Americans of European descent, said Dr. Gerald M. Reaven,...
Magic, Minus O'neal, Stops Bucks
With Orlando's inside threat, Shaquille O'Neal, on the sidelines, Dennis Scott's 27 points keyed the perimeter game Saturday night, leading the Magic past the visiting Milwaukee Bucks 107-103.The win kept the Magic undefeated at home in 21 games this...
Magnificent Journeys
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1994 Edited by Tracy Kidder 316 pages, Houghton Miffin, $24.95</P><P>TRACY KIDDER'S selection of this past year's best essays is the most eclectic I've seen in this annual series. Ranging (in alphabetical order)...
Martin's Key Rebound Sparks Purdue
Matt Waddell scored 19 points, four of which came on late free throws that sealed Purdue's 65-62 victory over Penn State on Saturday in a battle for second place in the Big Ten.East St. Louis Lincoln High product Cuonzo Martin scored 14 points and grabbed...
Meningitis Cited in Death of Child from High Ridge
Meningitis is blamed for the death Saturday of a third-grader at High Ridge Elementary School in Jefferson County.The boy, Nathan Tresch, 9, had been sent home Thursday suffering from fever, headaches and stomach pain. He died early Saturday at St. John's...
MONETARY `FACTS' OF MANDATES OFTEN TURN OUT TO BE ELUSIVE Series: THE CONTRACT AND YOU First of an Occasional Series SIDEBAR STORY
As far as Congress knows, Ladue is suffering the burden of a $951,000 "unfunded mandate" from the federal government for handling waste.Actually, the mandate is a 25-year-old program tailored by the city to give residents leaf pickup and free mulch...
Morning Briefing
One reason why the Antlers are approaching their 20th anniversary is this: Angry basketball players aren't wearing spikes.It is much easier to taunt athletes wearing sneakers. Just ask MATTHEW SIMMONS, a fan of the Crystal Palace soccer team in England....
Mr. Postman
Old friend Jeff Tank of Oakville is back with his "Potential Marketing Slogans for the Cardinals' 1995 Replacement Team." They include:"Half the cost, half the fun!""See minor league baseball at Busch - same as 1994!""No championships in the 90's? Give...
Mutual Fund Magnate Stowers Donates His Fortune to Fight Cancer
Life hasn't slowed quite like James E. Stowers Jr. thought it would when he turned over his company, Twentieth Century Mutual Funds, to his son.There's the cancer research center to organize, one book to promote and another to write. And as chairman...
Needless Secrecy Surrounds City's Police Budget
Missouri legislators should have no problem denying free health insurance and life insurance benefits to city Police Board members. These benefits are an example of how previous police boards and their influential members have expanded their perquisites...
Nevada, Mo., Looks to the Future and Sees a `Telecommunity'
Three years after the Nevada State Hospital closed its doors and eliminated more than 300 jobs, this southwest Missouri community of 8,500 finds itself holding the key to its own economic recovery.The director of the Nevada Area Economic Development...
Never Read Instructions to Video Games
TO BETTER UNDERSTAND why you need a personal computer, let's take a look at the pathetic mess that you call your life. We'll start with your so-called "financial records," which I'm guessing consist of a cardboard box marked "TAXES" overflowing with...
New Phone Numbers Go Anywhere
You wouldn't think Susan Stief, a 26-year-old nurse from Cleveland, has anything in common with Bob Griese, an ABC college football commentator and former All-Pro quarterback for the Miami Dolphins.She does.Stief and Griese will be among the first people...
Nigerian Sets Mark in Indoor 100 Meters
Olapade Adeniken of Nigeria ran the world's fastest indoors 100-meter dash Saturday, clocking 10.13 seconds at the 1995 USAir Track and Field Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.Adeniken broke the former indoor mark of 10.16 set by Jurgen Ray of the former...
Nine Teams + Math Quiz + Wet Day = Stimulation
Seventh- and eighth-graders from nine city and suburban schools gave up most of a wet Saturday to compute and compete in the Minority Participation MATHCOUNTS program at the Engineers Club in St. Louis' Central West End.The 57 children got a quiz show-like...
No Hope for Peace in the Mideast
The suicide bombers who killed 19 young Israelis last Sunday are, of course, fanatics. But there is another kind of fanaticism, the kind, said Santayana, that "consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."It takes that kind of...
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