St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 25, 1997

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Albert Brooks: A Take on Himself
* Emotional development of the filmmaker is catalogued by his moviesTALKING with Albert Brooks is a bit like being in an Albert Brooks movie. It's not that the comedian-actor-writer-director is exactly like the characters he's played in his own movies,...
Albright Pledges Candor as Diplomat
Two new Cabinet members, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Secretary of Defense William Cohen, offer opening observations about their hopes and plans for their roles and the future of their respective offices.* * * * * Madeleine Albright...
Aldermen Back Art Museum Expansion
The Board of Aldermen gave preliminary approval Friday to an ordinance approving expansion of the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.The plan will allow the Art Museum to construct a new building on four acres adjoining its 93-year-old existing structure....
A Major Midlife Move Wisconsin Coach Gives Up Security for Big Challenge
There was Dick Bennett, having celebrated the big five-oh and living the good life in Titletown U.S.A. As basketball coach of the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix, Bennett had established a natty reputation for himself.He had turned a moribund program into...
Ambush Overcomes Problems, Trips Kc
St. Louis moves into NPSL's Midwest Division lead with an 11-8 victory.It was beginning to look as if the Ambush would accept any and every indignity cross-state rival Kansas City could heap on the home team Friday night at Kiel Center.To wit: The 'Bush...
`An American Idea' Clinton, Bush Plan Summit on Service
Retired Gen. Colin Powell will run the meeting in Philadelphia in April ffocusing on community service and volunteerism. Clinton says the bipartisan cooperation is unprecidented. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan have pledged their support.*...
AOL Gets Earful over Busy Signals New York Threatens Suit on Behalf of Frustrated Users Who Can't Connect
America Online is facing its biggest challenge yet to a new pricing plan that encourages customers to go online but instead leaves many listening to annoying busy signals.One day after a group of state officials met to confront America Online over delays...
A & P's Spice Cake Brings Back Memories
Q: I'm wondering if any of your readers would have the recipe for the spice cake we used to buy at A & P stores.Ruby J. Dungan, Overland -A: "I believe this is the recipe Ruby Dungan is seeking that will duplicate the spice cake from A & P," wrote Anita...
Arnie Plans to Lead His Army in Masters
Cncer surgery will keep Palmer from swinging clubs for six more weeks.Arnold Palmer said Friday that prostate cancer surgery will keep him from swinging a golf club for six more weeks but that he plans to play competitive golf again, hopefully as soon...
A Season of Unfulfilled Promise
Tyrone Caswell hasn't had a pleasant basketball season with the Billikens. At times, it's been downright miserable.Before Wednesday, he had 20 points - total - this season. And 21 rebounds. Not exactly what St. Louis University's coaches and fans had...
Bail Ok'd for Pair Accused in Cosby Case
A federal magistrate judge approved bail Friday for a man and a woman accused of trying to extort $40 million from entertainer Bill Cosby, but they are not expected to be released until at least Monday.Autumn Jackson, 22, and Jose Medina, 51, were arrested...
Big Donors Got Chat Time with President
In the 18 months before his re-election, President Bill Clinton invited more than 400 of his party's top financial supporters, most from corporate America, for informal chats about his policies. The Democratic Party and Clinton's campaign staff arranged...
Bosley Pledges Downtown Revival
He asks group to develop plan to ttract residents and enliven city.* * * * *Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. on Friday launched an effort to revive downtown, promising that the latest plan would differ from the unfulfilled blueprints of the past. The effort...
Boy, 13, Dies in Gun Game
Teachers at Seckman Junior High School in the Imperial area broke the news Friday to their classes: An eighth-grade classmate had fatally shot himself in the head in a gun game."It's been a real difficult day, very difficult," Principal Les Mottert said.Police...
Briefs
NATIONNEW YORKWest Point Cadet Acquitted Of Sexual Assault Charge The first West Point cadet to be charged with raping a female cadet was acquitted Friday of sexually assaulting the woman after a night of drinking at an off-campus party. The cadet, James...
Call a Design Expert
YOU'RE STUMPED, and you're probably not alone. You have a home full of beautiful, stylish furniture and accessories, yet the result is not making you happy. The overall look seems slightly disjointed and unharmonious. Is there any solution?Many people...
Casting the Net Catholics Are Praying for More Priests and Nuns
At the end of the question-and-answer session about vocations to the priesthood, Michael Erker, 13, was smiling. Like other eighth-graders at St. Luke Grade School in Richmond Heights, he had been "antsy" about attending the mandatory half-hour service...
Chilling the First Amendment
The $5.5 million verdict against ABC for its news program on food practices at Food Lion supermarkets sends a chill through the First Amendment. How many editors will assign a reporter to a story that could carry a multimillion-dollar price tag?The hidden...
Collectors Prize Typewriters That Track Machine's History
AS TYPEWRITERS ARE rapidly being replaced by computers, some collectors have begun to search for old and rare examples that explain the typewriter's history.The first successful production typewriter in the world was made in 1874 by the E. Remington...
Crabapple Trees Show Surprising Range in Fruit, Leaves
Q: My Zumi crabapple trees have lost their Zumi characteristics. The fruit now is large and yellow instead of small and red. Many leaves are not normal crabapple shape. I would appreciate your comments.A: You have described a confusing situation involving...
Despite Woes, Graf Still Living in Germany
She may own a condominium in New York City and a house in Boca Raton, Fla., but Steffi Graf still calls Germany home.While most European sports stars have moved their residences to tax havens or warmer climates, Graf has remained at home.The move - or...
Dog and Dolphin Do a Bonding Act, along with a Couple of Humans
"ZEUS AND ROXANNE"Rating: PG, one scene of a person and a couple of scenes of animals in danger. Running time: 1:37.IT has a grinning dolphin, an adorable mutt and Steve Guttenberg. It must be a cute movie designed for the whole family to see. Too bad...
Dumping Ground
Ritual of Gatorade Dunk Annoys Coaches, Yet It Poses Little DangerIt's freezing out, maybe even snowing, and you've braved two halves of on-field madness, bad calls and cameras in your face for this moment, when you're finally allowed to indulge in...
Education or Electioneering at Ssd?
The coming election to choose two new board members for the Special School District will play a big role in determining the district's future. Two seats held by members of the board's minority are open, and spirited contests are expected. The contests...
E. St. Louis Motel Plan Is Questioned
The Hillcrest Motel's owner wants to expand his operation and push prostitutes out of the area, he says. * * * *The owner of the Hillcrest Motel in East St. Louis says he is trying to expand his property, but he claims prostitutes are thwarting...
Ex-Deputy Guilty of Double Dipping
A jury Friday found former St. Louis sheriff's Deputy Bobby Trussell guilty of double dipping, including guarding the parking lot of a White Castle at the same time he was on the clock at the Sheriff's Department.Trussell, 34, was convicted of stealing...
Eye Openers
Eye DropsI knew it had been 14 years since DICK VERMEIL had coached. I didn't realize it had been 15 years since he had talked.The temperature climbed into the 50's this week, but when you figure in KEVIN STEVENS it was minus-17 out there. Lookalike:...
Feline on the Couch: Shrink Offers Guidance
ANYONE THINKING OF adding a dog to the family or cat-owners who want the best care - and psychological help - for their pets will find valuable guidance from the experts in several books out just this winter.Conscientious owners will want to keep these...
Freeze in Florida Forces Vegetable Prices Higher
* Growers in California and Mexico are taking advantage of the shortage by charging more.Cooks who crave fresh green beans, squash and sweet corn in midwinter will be in for sticker shock.A brief, unexpected freeze in southern Florida wiped out about...
Gateway Tech Keeps a Firm Hold on the Top Spot in Poll
Any thoughts of Beaumont upsetting Gateway Tech on Friday night were quickly eliminated by the Jaguars in the first half.Tech, ranked No. 1 in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, raced to a 40-20 halftime lead and never looked back as it routed the...
Gentleman Insisted on Buttering Woman's Bread at Dinner
Dear Miss Manners: I went out with a man who insisted on buttering my bread, cutting my meat and even feeding me a little during dinner. When I rejected his offers, he was offended and did not understand.Recently, I went out with this man and his new...
George Wallace Takes Issue with the Script of Tnt Biopic
CONTRARY to a script he has seen for a Turner Network Television movie being made about him, former Gov. George Wallace says he has never tried to kill himself and has never even thought about it."I haven't guts enough to kill myself," Wallace said with...
Getting to Know the Lovable, Low-Maintenance Lizard
A FUNNY THING happened to our pet's dinner a few weeks ago - it ran away.In what's since become known in our family as the bug version of "the great escape," 50 full-sized crickets found a hole in the plastic tank that held them and lit out for all points...
Glamorous Curves Ahead
FROM DUESENBERGS to Marilyn Monroe, from a champagne glass to a graceful gazelle, we've always been attracted to curves. Subtle or senusous, a graceful, curving line has a basic appeal.Imagine a sleigh bed that envelopes like a gentle wave. It's the...
Gordeeva Skates on without Lifleong Partner Act II
Last February, Ekaterina Gordeeva skated alone in public for the first time since she was 11 years old. it was during a special Stars on Ice performance to celebrate the life of her husband and partner, Segei Grinkov, who collapsed and died of a heart...
Great Look, Bizarre Commercial
THE COMMERCIAL BEGINS with a poor battered guy stretched out on a gurney being wheeled into an emergency room. His body is bandaged. His bloodied eyes are ringed by huge, purple bruises. He is on the edge, barely hanging on.The emergency-room staff gathers...
Grocery Chain to Pay $81.5 Million in Bias Suit
Publix Super Markets agreed Friday to pay $81.5 million to settle a class-action suit by 150,000 women who accused the grocery chain of relegating them to dead-end jobs.Publix, the nation's ninth-largest grocer and Florida's biggest private employer,...
Guess Who's Coming to Day Spas
A LOVE AFFAIR, considered unlikely by some, is blooming in the St. Louis area. Scores of men are stepping beyond their flirtation with day spas, taking advantage of massages, pedicures, manicures and bodywraps to enhance their well being."It's my pleasure...
Hawks Go Ot to Keep Streak Alive
Henry James made eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points and Steve Smith scored 13 points in the final 2:57 of overtime to lead Atlanta to its 18th consecutive home victory, 117-105 Friday night over Washington.The Hawks outscored the Bullets...
Hentrich Gets a Kick out of Super Bowl
As a boy in Alton, Craig Hentrich would place a football on the kicking tee. He'd stare at the imaginary uprights. The clock would wind down in his head. Five seconds . .. four . . . three . . . his kick is up . . . GOOD!"I've won many a Super Bowl in...
Here's a Five-Bean Salad That Loves to Go on Picnics
CONSIDER THE BEAN.Although it fairly bursts with nutrition, ibp seldom does it get an invitation to the more chichi parties.But the same bean gets a star rating at picnics, barbecues and anywhere else that nutritionally aware people congregate. Here's...
Hiking, Biking Group Acquires the Bridge to Madison County `Chain' to Link Trails
Trailnet paid the city of Madison $1 for a 20-year lease on the old Chain of Rocks Bridge.* * * * *Gateway Trailnet's new acquisition is nearly 70 years old and in need of a facelift, but Ted Curtis was eager to show it off. "We're the proud...
Howell Knocks off Warriors
St. Charles West went without its usual halftime pep talk, and paid the price.Terry Hollander and his coaching staff at St. Charles West High have a little reminder they like to give their players at halftime of every game.It's the one where they tell...
Illinois Group Denies Attempt to Control Airports
Illinois State Correspondent SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois supporters of a plan to bring Lambert Field and St. Clair County's new Mid-America Airport under one umbrella authority said the idea should not be viewed as an interstate takeover.The report,...
Illness to Keep Russian President Away from Kremlin
A spokesman for Boris Yeltsin gave few details on Yeltsin's condition other than to indication that his recovery needs more time.* * * * *President Boris Yeltsin will not return to the Kremlin anytime soon even though he has a "burning desire" to...
`It's a Disease' Amateur Orchid Growers Get Hooked in a Hurry
WHEN DIANA PLAHN and her husband, Craig, were in dental school together, orchids were the last things on their minds.They had classes and tests and lots of clinical work. And, of course, they had each other.But they also studied under an instructor who...
`I've Waited 29 Years' Packers Fans Here Gather, Rejoice
The Green Bay Packers last won a Super Bowl in 1968. Now the Packer Backers, a fan club in the metro area, are ready for the glory days to begin again. They're painting their faces green and gold, grilling bratwurst and brushing up on Vince Lombardi...
John Cleese Keeping Up with the `Fierce Creatures'
* Shorts: That's the subject of surviving in a zoo movie, says the star of `A Fish Called Wanda'AN actor has to sacrifice for his art. Some sacrifice their privacy, some their marriages, some their health.John Cleese sacrificed his underwear. The British...
Jordan Has Cavs' Number Yet Again
Two last-minute dunks and 32 points lead Bulls to victory over Cleveland.Something happens to Michael Jordan when he plays against Cleveland, and it's usually something bad for the Cavaliers.Jordan, who has scored 50 or more points against the Cavs six...
Lafayette Reinforces Ranking with Win vs. Borgia
It's been an exhilarating season for the Lafayette High basketball team, ranked seventh in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll.If nothing else, the Lancers are proving their merit with the area's elite. Three weeks ago, Lafayette upset Vashon.On Friday...
Lafayette Reinforces Ranking with Win vs. Borgia
It's been an exhilarating season for the Lafayette High basketball team, ranked seventh in the Post-Dispatch large-school poll.If nothing else, the Lancers are proving their merit with the area's elite. Three weeks ago, Lafayette upset Vashon.On Friday...
Lafayette Wins Scrap at Lindbergh 51-40
The Lancers stayed undefeated in the Suburban West Conference.Many players tried a hands-on approach in Friday night's Suburban West Conference matchup between Lindbergh High and visiting Lafayette. Unfortunately, it wasn't a good idea.Lafayette improved...
Listeners Lose St. Louis' Only Top 40 FM Station
New station hopes to draw female listeners between the ages of 20 and 40.* * * * *Top 40 no longer has a permanent address on St. Louis' FM dial. WKBQ-FM (104.1), the city's sole Top 40 station, switched to a "modern adult contemporary" format...
Local Wfun Says `Aahs' to National Programming
The company will provide the station with a variety of music, news and call-in shows geared toward children. (NOTE: This dek appeared only in the THREE STAR edition.)* * * * The only children's radio station in St. Louis is joining a national children's...
Lombardi's Brother Calls TV Ads Bogus: `That's Not Vince'
The TV commercial irritates Joe Lombardi, who is quite certain his brother, Vince, never would have stepped on the football field to hand Deion Sanders an abandoned shoe.Vince Lombardi was a stickler for the rules, the ultimate sideline professional...
Longtime Organist Still Playing, Teaching
Could you please tell me the current status of Mario Salvador and his wife? He was the organist at the St. Louis Cathedral from 1940 to 1992.Elmer Lynn Thompson, St. CharlesMario Salvador, 79, and his wife, Isabelle, live in the Central West End. He...
Making a Subtle Change
MEN ARE QUICKLY following in women's footsteps to improve their image.Some have opted for cosmetic surgery. Others spend hours with personal trainers to maintain a toned physique.And then there are those who add color, but, oh, so subtle color, to their...
Man Accused of Harassing County Judge, 2 Lawyers
Phillip G. Dopuch lost a suit in November. He is charged with tampering with a judicial officer.* * * * *About three months ago, a judge ruled against Phillip G. Dopuch in a suit about a house sale. Dopuch has been wreaking revenge ever since,...
Man Charged in Harassment of Judge, Lawyers Revenge for Court Ruling Is Offered as His Motive
Phillip G. Dopuch lost a lawsuit in November. Now he is accused of throwing rocks in the hme of the J judge in the case.* * * * *About three months ago, a judge ruled against Phillip G. Dopuch in a lawsuit about a house sale. Dopuch has been wreaking...
Man Says He's Father of Woman in Cosby Case
A truck driver said Friday that he had always believed that he was the father of the woman charged with trying to extort $40 million from Bill Cosby by claiming to be the entertainer's out-of-wedlock daughter."It would be one hell of a surprise to me"...
Mayoral Rivals Bring Campaign to the 8th Ward
The racially and economically mixed ward gave its endorsements on Thursday.* * * * *As 7:30 p.m. approached, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. waded between the rows of wooden tables and chairs shaking the hands of many of the 50 people in the basement...
Morning Briefing
Pants Bar Falls At Perot's EDSElectronic Data Systems is slackening one of the last vestiges of Ross Perot's crew-cut management style.After decades of only skirts and dresses, women at EDS got word Friday that the fashion-repressed company relaxed its...
No Carnahan-Bond Race in '98
Democratic Gov. Mel Carnahan said Friday that he would not challenge the re-election of Republican Sen. Christopher Bond in 1998."I think that's a winnable race, but I think one would need to start early. I'm not prepared to start at this time. I'm very...
Not Rain, but Lack of Drivers Halts Mail
Of 34 drivers operating out of that station, five were on vacation , and six called in sick.* * * *When Richard Lowenstein checked his mail the other day, he found a piece of mail he had left there a day earlier. That meant a delivery person had...
Old Boarding House Put out Simple Dishes
FOR MORE YEARS than she cared to remember, Mary Bobo served simple, home-cooked meals to the visitors who came to her boarding house in Lynchburg, Tenn. Bobo and her husband, Jack, opened the establishment in 1908.Lynchburg is also the home of the Jack...
One Killed as Tornadoes Pound Two States
A tornado also overturned about 50 cars in the parking lot of a strip mall, collapsing a drugstore's roof and heavily damaging a grocery.* * * * *Tornadoes struck in at least six places in Alabama and Tennessee on Friday, ripping apart roofs,...
Pack Boss Harlan Shows Nice Guys Can Finish First
The man who rebuilt the Green Bay Packers used to hand out press releases for the Cardinals in the Busch Stadium press box. Remember the famous Sports Illustrated cover in 1968, a photo featuring the Cardinals' million-dollar lineup? The man who rebuilt...
Packers' Brown Pounds Away on Foes and Food
Gilbert Brown is on the verge of going national after receiving this message Thursday:Friday night. Burger King. Canal Street. Five grand. Can you do it?Brown said he would be there - to eat a Gilbert-burger. The Gilbert-burger phenomenon began this...
Packers! No Team Related to Lombardi Would Lose in the Super Bowl
Green Bay will roll in the Super Bowl. They will win because the Packers are still Vince Lombardi's franchise, and the winner of this game receives the Lombardi Trophy.How can National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue hand the Lombardi Trophy...
Pastor Taking It on the Chin for Poor `Souper Bowl' Win Means Beard Loss
During Sunday's Super Bowl, 30 teen-agers at Belleville's Union United Methodist Church will likely scream at halftime. The cheering won't be for the Packers or Patriots - but for their pastor.The young people will be there ready to watch a barber shave...
Patriots! a New England Victory Will Be Parcells' Going-Away Present
Stash the nostalgia. Put those Styrofoam cheeseheads in mothballs. By Monday morning, the Vince Lombardi T-shirts will be half-price in the French Quarter.Super Bowl XXXI will not be a romance novel. The New England Patriots will win this game, sparing...
People
Call him JIMMY CARTER, man before his time. When the San Francisco Chronicle asked him if his infamous Playboy lust-in-my-heart interview 20 years ago would have the same impact today, he said:"No. Those were politically innocent days . . . The fact...
People & Events
TODAY* Workshop: "Developing Alternatives to Youth Violence," with Wiley Thompson, FBI agent in charge of St. Louis office, and Ethel Ware, community outreach coordinator; 9 a.m. to noon, West Side Baptist Church educational building, 4675 Page Boulevard....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Carleton Curry, 46, was shot to death about 9:30 p.m. Friday in a quarrel with a woman in the Something Special Lounge in the...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:FATAL ACCIDENTMontpelier, Idaho: Ralph Rabe, 42, of Coulterville, Ill., was killed Thursday night in a collision involving three tractor-trailers on icy,...
Pontiac Teams More Unified for This Season
There appears to be a new era of cooperation among the seven teams that will field Pontiacs in Winston Cup racing this season.Gary Claudio, manager of Pontiac Motorsports, said that the seven teams have been working closely together on the basics of...
Prison Reform Should Top Spending List
Dear Ann Landers: I read the letters about our prison system with tears in my eyes. One writer said, "No privileges can replace the loss of freedom." How true.Many prisoners are in jail because they didn't have the money to hire a competent lawyer. A...
Prosecutors Need Tool against Mentally Ill Criminals
I believe in the axiom: "If it's not broken, don't fix it." However, I am an even stronger advocate of the flip side of the saying: "If it's broken, fix it." The Jan. 12 editorial, "Guilt And Mental Illness," faulted me for efforts to fix what I believe...
Rangers Regret Deal They Made with Kings
There's at least one trade that New York Rangers coach Colin Campbell would love to have back - the deal that involved Mattias Norstrom, Ray Ferraro, Nathan Lafayette and Ian Laperriere with the Los Angeles Kings last season."I didn't like that trade,"...
Red Cross Balks in Peruvian Standoff
The Red Cross held up delivery of meals to hostages inside the Japanese ambassador's residence Friday to protest entry by police commandos into what it says is an off-limits area outside the compound.While a police helicopter flew overhead, two armored...
Reno Opposes Christian Science Payments
Attorney General Janet Reno has told Congress that the Justice Department will no longer support giving Medicare and Medicaid payments to Christian Science practitioners, even though federal law requires it.In a letter Thursday to the Senate legal counsel,...
Rising Rates, Dollar Keep Stocks Down
Stocks extended their retreat Friday, led lower by DuPont Co. and General Electric Co.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 59.27 to 6696.48.The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 7.04, and the Nasdaq composite lost 14.54. For the week, the Dow lost 2...
Rodman-a-Thon Basking in the Glow of Attention but the Bad-Boy Act from Dennis Is Starting to Wear a Bit Thin
Dennis Rodman is like the third-grader whose sole contributions to class are spitballs, obscene noises made with his armpit and the hope that underneath that rainbow 'do is some method to his madness.Like that kid, Rodman's basking in the attention.First,...
Scam Tested Resolve of Area Churches
The indictment accuses the Dallas couple of exploiting the difficult y black congregations have had in raising funds from banks.* * * * *The Rev. Herman L. Watson of the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in East St. Louis could have a...
School Chief in Hazelwood Court Case Will Retire
He became widely known after he barred publication of pages in a student newspaper.* * * * *Robert E. "Gene" Reynolds, a Hazelwood school administrator who gained national attention because of a journalism case that reached the Supreme Court,...
Schools Punishing Parents Who Cheat on Residency -
FIVE-YEAR-OLD Quenten Kincaid used to get off the school bus every day and then climb into a car for the rest of his trip home.That was all a bus driver needed to figure out the boy's secret: Quenten lived in Cleveland but was illegally attending kindergarten...
Shoot!
Experiment with a shot clock and 18-minute halves goes over well in Belleville East tournamentAthletic director Dennis Snep and associate athletic director Dennis Bechtold were sitting around one day, trying to figure out how to add more life to this...
Slammin' at 16, Hingis Youngest to Win Major Title
Navratilova's namesake rips Pierce 6-2, 6-2 in Australian Open final.Martina Hingis claimed her first Grand Slam championship as if it were her birthright, becoming the youngest winner of a major title in 110 years by thrashing Mary Pierce 6-2, 6-2 today...
Slow Start, Fast Finish for Vashon
After talk about grades, No. 6 Wolverines teach Berkeley 73-38 lesson.A number of explanations came to mind as Vashon High encountered some early difficulties at Berkeley on Friday evening.Vashon is sixth in the Post-Dispatch large-school poll and Berkeley...
Smooth Tricks for Packing Up
I TRAVEL FREQUENTLY for work, so over the years I've established a system for packing quickly and efficiently.Knowing how to pack well will save you time and keep your clothes looking their best when you reach your destination.The first thing to think...
Something to Chew On
Q: All the kids I know are chewing tobacco. They feel it helps them play better.My mom says no more baseball if she catches me chewing. I figure you will lay it on the line.A: Your friends haven't been paying attention lately. Had they been, they would...
Sound Off
Bad boy - Or Girl? The Chicago Bull's androgynous Dennis Rodman is suspended for 11 games by the NBA's David Stern? Well, it's about time a commissioner in some sport sent a meaningful message to one of its "bad boy" athletes. One gets the distinct impression...
Souper Bowl Some Great Ways to Kick off Meals
Q: Charlie Gitto's downtown restaurant serves a fantastic potato soup - the best I've ever tasted. Could you print his recipe? Hope he's generous!Marilyn Bonano, St. Louis - A: Gitto was happy to oblige. Here's the recipe, as supplied by cook Henrietta...
Spinoff Costs Monsanto $500 Million
Charges for separating the chemical division kept the company from setting a record for profits.* * * *Monsanto Co. has taken a $500 million after-tax charge for the impending spin-off of itchemical businesses and dismissal of up to 2,500 workers,...
Sports Shorts
Tony Stewart, who has been the fastest driver almost since the first of the cars with all-new chassis and engines was delivered, won the pole position for today's Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Stewart had a fast lap...
Strikers' Jobless Benefits Targeted
Business groups seek ban on unemployment pay for workers on the picket line.* * * *If business interests have their way, future strikers in Missouri won't be able to collect unemployment benefits as Machinists did during last summer's strike against...
Tagliabue: Time to Think Expansion
Just two years after the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars took the field, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the National Football League will take another serious look at expansion."The time is upon us to take a hard look at expansion to 32...
Take the Pack, Don't Look Back
From Wisconsin and Massachusetts and frozen points in between, they are converging on New Orleans. I am en route to join this celebration - and figuring there will be a lot of loose change along Bourbon Street, I'm bringing my "hands team."Interesting...
Tennis Hot Times Down under Sizzling Tennis, Heat Forecast for Sampras-Moya Final at Australian Open
Blazing heat and sizzling tennis are forecast for the Australian Open final Sunday between Pete Sampras, the dominant player of the decade, and Carlos Moya, a shooting star out of nowhere.With court temperatures expected again to soar over 100 degrees,...
Texan Is Awaiting Word on Indictment
Mary M. Morgan is accused of stamping her stepdaughter, 4, to death in 1961 at the family home near Mascoutah.* * * * *For the second week in a row, a St. Clair County grand jury adjourned Friday with no decision on whether to indict Mary M....
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