St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 15, 1997

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Aftershock: Quake 2 Years Ago Still Shakes Lives
CHIEKO UEMOTO was asleep on her futon on Jan. 17, 1995, when the world as she knew it began to end.A massive earthquake, measuring 7.2. on the Richter scale, was shaking Japan's sixth largest city, an event the experts had always dismissed as improbable...
Air Bag Dilemma: Children vs. Adults Correcting Devices May Kill More Adults
Less forceful air bags might save the lives of dozens of children a year but could cost the lives of hundreds of adults, new government figures indicate.But domestic automakers said Tuesday they strongly disagreed with those figures. They said less forceful...
A Little Slice of City Life
A few weeks ago, as I was thinking about this essay, a biting wind nipped at my ears and nose. It was obvious that another cold St. Louis winter was just around the corner. I feared I had reached my last spare moment before the snow would ice everything...
Amtrak Faces Illinois Fines If Its Trains Leave Late
If Amtrak's St. Louis-to-Chicago train is a half hour late leaving St. Louis, Amtrak will be penalized $2,700 under a new agreement Illinois has with Amtrak.Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar on Tuesday announced the agreement under which Illinois will give Amtrak...
Andrew Smith's 57-Plus Varieties He Says the History of Ketchup Is Part of the American Story
THIS was no burger-and-fries crew. We're definitely talking the pardon-me-would-you-have-any-Grey-Poupon set here.Didn't matter. Genteel elbows were thrown by people with French accents. Men in bow ties clutched at Chinet plates. These words were ac...
Animal Lovers on the Lookout for Pet Insurance
Dear Dr. Fox: At my workplace, a few of us are dog lovers and have pictures of our dogs on our desks. We have heard that pet health insurance is available, but we haven't been able to find any information or the names of any companies that carry such...
Argosy Executive Resigns
J. Thomas Long has resigned as chief executive of Argosy Gaming Co., owner of the Alton Belle. Long was one of the key partners in organizing the gambling company, which started the first riverboat casino in Illinois in September 1991.In a brief statement...
Banks Lead Run to Records as Rates Fall
Stocks set records for a third day Tuesday as falling interest rates bolstered confidence that strong profits will support yet higher share prices in 1997. Citicorp and other financial stocks paced the advance.Reports of small gains in consumer prices...
Beanie Babies Bridge the Gap
AT A TIME in their lives when boys and girls typically find each other yukky, fourth graders at the Runkle School in Boston are bridging the gender gap with help from an unlikely source: a cuddly brigade of pint-size, plastic-pellet stuffed animals known...
Bill Would Reclassify Officials
The St. Charles County Council introduced a bill Monday to reclassify chief deputies as assistant directors subject to the merit system.Chief deputies in county departments have been under the jurisdiction of elected officials, who have paid them from...
Blues, Keenan Are Splitting Financial Hairs
The Mike Keenan Saga here is not over yet.The Blues, who fired Keenan as coach and general manager on Dec. 19, want to recoup part of the fortune they owe him.If Keenan balks, look for National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman to arbitrate. Blues...
Bowhunter Bags Unusual Trophy in Deer with Distinctive Antlers
Chris Bax of Jefferson City had high hopes when he ascended an oak tree with his self-climbing deer stand the afternoon of Nov. 1. Signs of deer rutting activity were plentiful on the private property he was hunting in Chariton County, and he had seen...
Briefs
FATAL ACCIDENTDiplomat Had Speeding TicketsBefore his involvement in a car wreck that killed a 16-year-old girl, a Republic of Georgia diplomat was cited at least four times by local police for traffic violations, the State Department said Tuesday. On...
Briefs
METROLINKOpen House On Plans For Expansion Is ResetAn open house to show the public information about alternatives for proposed MetroLink expansion and major highway projects in central St. Louis and St. Louis County has been rescheduled. The session...
Briefs
ATLANTISShuttle Arrives At Space StationSpace shuttle Atlantis crept up to the Russian space station Mir and docked Tuesday night for an astronaut swap 240 miles above Earth. The two huge spacecraft neatly linked as they soared south of Moscow, both...
Buffs Are Tough All of a Sudden, Colorado Is Talk of the Conference
As Tim Floyd, coach of then-No. 4 Iowa State, exchanged pleasantries with Roy Williams, coach of top-ranked Kansas, before their game Monday, an improbable topic arose." `Hey,' " Floyd recalled Williams saying, " `how 'bout Colorado?' "It was one thing...
Bundle Up Today: More Snow, Cold Coming Our Way
Don't leave home without your boots today. Those who know (well, sometimes they are right) say a storm system bearing more snow for the area will arrive midmorning.Meteorologists at WeatherData Inc., the forecasting service used by the Post-Dispatch,...
Capriati Erratic as Comeback Stalls Again
A prodigy in purgatory, Jennifer Capriati hit another tear-stained roadblock Tuesday on her comeback trail at the Australian Open, a Grand Slam tournament she last visited in 1993 and a Grand Slam in which she never before had stumbled in the first round.Not...
Chang, Moya Advance to Third Round
Second seed Michael Chang and Spanish giant-killer Carlos Moya carried the flag for the baseline brigade today when they charged into the third round of the Australian Open.The second-ranked Chang, who lost the final to Boris Becker last year, wore down...
Clinton Plan Targets Welfare, Balanced Budget
President Bill Clinton wants to restore about $16 billion to the revamped welfare program and trim Pentagon spending as part of his fiscal 1998 budget - proposals certain to ignite conflict with Congress.In the spending blueprint he will submit Feb....
College Bound Desmet's Henderson Picks Evansville
As one of the top midfielders in the state, DeSmet Jesuit High senior Brad Henderson was faced with a lot of options.He chose the University of Evansville."I saw Evansville as a bigger version of DeSmet. At least that's what I'm hoping for," said Henderson,...
Comedian Tom Arnold Reaches a New Sitcom Deal
WARNER BROS. executives have just made a 13-episode sitcom deal with Tom Arnold.Programming chief Garth Ancier called him a "major film star" and then rolled a series of movie clips from Arnold's brief career, including "True Lies," "Nine Months" and...
Contracts Chief Pointed Firms to Bosley Campaign but He Denies Initiating Solicitation
The top contract officer for the city of St. Louis testified Tuesday that he had directed firms doing business with the city - or trying to get city contracts - to the campaign of Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.The official is Robert Henry Jr., president of...
Court Considers Hiring Preference
The Illinois Supreme Court will consider today whether Illinois veterans should have preference over equally qualified candidates for state government jobs.Stephen Denton, a Springfield-area resident who served in the Army in Vietnam, applied for a job...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
Central DivisionCoyotes forward Keith Tkachuk has caught fire, scoring 17 goals in a 15-game span. On the down side, Darcy Wakaluk will be out of goal for four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery . . . Red Wings center Sergei Fedorov had seven...
Democrat Bows out of Gingrich Inquiry FBI to Investigate Taping of Call
Rep. Jim McDermott, the ranking Democrat on the House ethics committee, announced Tuesday that he would step aside during the final deliberations in the case against Speaker Newt Gingrich.Republicans have accused him of leaking a tape recording of a...
Democratic Congressman Revels in His Causes
Neither his critics nor his admirers are surprised to find Rep. Jim McDermott in the middle of the furor over the tapes of an intercepted telephone conversation involving House Speaker Newt Gingrich that were leaked to the media.Both those who agree...
Diaper Dilemma Observers Ponder Why Children Potty Trained Later Than in the Past
American children are becoming toilet trained at much later ages than was typical decades ago, and, in a significant number of families, they are not mastering the task without some problems, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Pediatrics.The...
Dibi Does It as Mizzou Beats Baylor Sub Spraks Tigers to First Big 12 Win
A combination of a strained knee and what University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart called "ear problems" had kept junior-college transfer Dibi Ray whirling in and out of Stewart's kennel - uh, lineup - all season.But as Mizzou was sputtering again in...
Does a Colleague Look Nice? Keep It to Yourself!
THE OTHER DAY I WAS tempted to tell a colleague that she looked nice. I don't mean seriously tempted. I'm not stupid or anything.Even the slow-learners among us have realized that guys should say nothing -- nothing! -- to female colleagues about their...
Dvds A-OK Replacement for Video Ready for Prime Time
It took years of technological development and legal wrangling, but DVDs - the heir apparent to today's prerecorded video tape - finally are ready for prime time.The sleek discs, which look like CDs but hold enough data to play a full-length movie, were...
Education Takes Center Stage
By meeting with students in the first official act of his second term, Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan reinforced the welcome message of his inaugural address: Success in the future depends on education. Given the record of his first four years, and the emphasis...
Eye-Opener Police Use `Fatal Vision' Goggles to Demonstrate Effects of Drunkenness
The St. Charles police officer insisted that each of the half-dozen people brought to the police department Tuesday take turns trying to walk a straight line.One by one, the men and women swayed and staggered along an uneven path, displaying common characteristics...
Family Flicks
NEWEvita soars to the screen with a PG rating, but this is no kiddie flick. The spectacular, fast-moving film version of the smash Broadway musical traces the controversial life of Eva Peron (Madonna), the powerful wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron....
FBI to Investigate Taping of Gingrich Democrat Bows out of Ethics Case
FBI Director Louis Freeh said Tuesday he had ordered an investigation into the taping and leaking of a telephone conference call between House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his top lieutenants.Freeh announced the investigation as the House ethics committee's...
Find out the Truth about Pot
The Clinton administration apparently stuck a finger to the wind last week and found more public sentiment than expected for use of marijuana for medical purposes. That discovery apparently explains the latest policy shift on the marijuana issue.Just...
First Star to the Left and Straight on 'Till Morning . . . Who Is This Guy? Q&a on Solo Spirit's Voyage
STEVE FOSSETT headed alone over the Atlantic Tuesday in his balloon, Solo Spirit.He crossed the North Carolina coast in the morning, having lifted off from St. Louis' Busch Stadium the night before. Through a satellite link with his laptop, he sent this...
Forget Idea of Grudge as Coyotes Face Blues
Tonight, the Blues face the man who might have been their coach - Paul MacLean.MacLean, a former Blues player and minor-league coach, finished as the runner-up to Joel Quenneville in the Blues search for Mike Keenan's replacement behind the bench.MacLean...
Fort Zumwalt North's 10-Team Invitational Makes a Big Splash
The third annual Fort Zumwalt North Invitational exceeded all expectations.The swim meet, expanded to 10 teams, was held Saturday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. As expected, McCluer North won the team title, scoring 214 points to hold off Hazelwood East...
Gateway Apparel Files Chapter 11 Fashion Gal Parent Plans No Layoffs
Gateway Apparel Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 protection. At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge James J. Barta approved $6 million in interim financing.Gateway is an off-price retailer of women's clothing. It's based in St. Louis County, with 12...
Germany Dumps Mizzou for Ohio State
Reggie Germany had six weeks to think about the ramifications of his oral commitment to Missouri as he awaited the arrival of the national signing period.As it turned out, the Hazelwood East High receiver needed only half that time to decide he had made...
Gop Finds Value in St. Louis Region
GEOGRAPHICALLY, the St. Louis region rests at Missouri's eastern edge. Politically, as far as the state Republican Party is concerned, we are the center of the universe.About 60 percent of the party's campaign funds - and that percentage of any statewide...
Group Tries to Block Ameritech
Ameritech Corp.'s claim that its local phone market in Michigan is competitive - thereby making the company eligible to sell long-distance services there - is wrong, a trade group for alternative local phone companies said Tuesday."Consumers in Michigan...
Harmon Wants `Challengers' at Polls
Democratic mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon, saying he wants to ensure the "integrity of the voting process," on Tuesday asked the city Election Board to authorize "challengers" at each of the city's 372 precincts.The Board of Election Commissioners...
He Wants $25,000 for New Car and Debts
Dear Percy Ross: I've written you a couple of letters asking for help. In my first letter, I asked for $1,350,000, and in my second letter, I asked for $750,000. This time, however, I'm only asking for $25,000.I desperately need it because I'm buying...
High Court Applies Bias Law to Firm
The Supreme Court has made some small businesses easier targets for employment-bias suits.Voting unanimously on Tuesday, the court revived a woman's sex-bias suit against a Chicago company by ruling that, with 15 employees, it qualified under the law...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville High School, 600 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a 3.0 grade-point average and not receive a D, F or incomplete grade to qualify for the honor roll.An asterisk indicates straight A's or the weighted grade equivalent.The following...
Honor Roll
Students at Hardin Middle School, 1950 West Elm Street, St. Charles, must have a B average with no more than one C and no D or F grades.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:*Indicates Straight A's. Sixth Grade Steven Asberry, Samual...
Howell Finds the Time to Improve
With three weeks between competitions, Francis Howell High wrestling coach Jud Hoffman took his team to class before taking it to the Pattonville Tournament.Loaded with inexperienced wrestlers after graduation hit hard last year, Hoffman went back to...
If John Works off Debt, It'll Keep Peace on Block
Dear Ann Landers: In May 1995, I lent my car to "John," a 20-year-old neighborhood friend. He had an accident and returned it to me with a cracked windshield and wrecked transmission. The repair cost $1,087. I had to go into my savings to pay for it.I...
If You're Looking for Joe Dimaggie, Check Green Bay
Hey, I'll meet you at the diner. Or the drive-in movie theater. Let's lift a milkshake, have a juicy cheeseburger (topped with Wisconsin cheddar, of course) and salute the Green Bay Packers.The Pack is back.The clock has been turned back to a different...
Illini Do Themselves Proud with Win over Minnesota No. 7 Gophers Get Worked over by Illinois
Five days after disappointing its coach by failing to even throw a scare into powerful Big Ten foe Michigan, the Illinois basketball team made him "awfully proud."By pushing aside vaunted Minnesota 96-90 on Tuesday night, the Illini provided Lon Kruger...
Illini Put Lesson to Good Use
Lon Kruger was not a happy man late Thursday night as he prowled a dark tunnel in Michigan's Crisler Arena.He had just spent two frustrating hours watching his Illinois basketball team succumb to a muscle-bound Wolverines squad that, as Kruger put it,...
Illinois 96, Minnesota 90
MINNESOTA Min FG 3PT FT Rb F PtCourtney 29 4-5 0-0 1-3 10 2 9Jacobson 22 6-12 1-2 2-2 1 5 15 Thomas 27 6-10 0-0 3-6 6 0 15 Jackson 37 5-12 2-6 9-12 9 4 21 Harris...
Illinois Tough Enough to Knock off Minnesota No. 7 Gophers Get Worked over by Illini
Kevin Turner was determined. Kiwane Garris was energized. And Chris Gandy was downright angry."Sooner or later," said Gandy, Illinois' senior center, "somebody is going to realize that, `hey, these guys are tougher than you think.' "For Minnesota, heretofore...
Incarnate Word Upsets St. Joseph's
Incarnate Word freshman Kellie Krimmel said she knew the Red Knights had a foul to give with 3 seconds remaining in a tie game at St. Joseph's.And those who believe that also will think she knew the Red Knights would rally for a 73-70 victory in double...
In Memory of King: Dream Is Still Alive 5 St. Louisans See Division by Race, but Also See Hope
Almost 30 years ago, an assassin's bullet silenced the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an eloquent Baptist minister and leader of the civil rights movement.Today, in honor of his birthday - Jan. 15, 1929 - five St. Louisans reflect on King's dream for...
Israel, Palestinians OK Pullout Pact Withdrawal from Hebron, Other Areas to Proceed
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators signed an agreement today on Israel's long-delayed pullout from Hebron and parts of the West Bank, ending a dangerous impasse in Middle East peacemaking.The signing followed an early morning, two-hour summit meeting...
Israel, Palestinians OK Pullout Pact Withdrawal from Hebron, Other Areas to Proceed
Israel and the Palestinians signed an agreement today on Israel's long-delayed pullout from Hebron and parts of the West Bank, ending a dangerous impasse in Middle East peacemaking but leaving key questions unanswered.After a post-midnight summit meeting,...
Jordan's 39 Points Lead Bulls by Bullets 108-107
Michael Jordan scored 39 points, including eight in the final two minutes, and Dennis Rodman reached 10,000 career rebounds Tuesday night as the Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 108-107 in Chicago.Scottie Pippen added 25 points and made three key 3-pointers...
Lady Knights Set Pace over St. Charles West
Mike Kenny's pregame pep talk Monday may have been a little too good."We were coming off a big win over Francis Howell Friday and I knew that St. Charles West would be gunning for us," said Kenny, the girls basketball coach at Francis Howell North. "We...
Lutheran Regroups after 1st Defeat Lady Cougars Blast League Foe 68-30
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County girls basketball team is back on track.The Lady Cougars, who lost their first game of the season Saturday to Lutheran South, bounced back with a 68-30 thrashing of Great Overland Trails Conference rival Valley...
Medication Can Create Short-Term Menopause
Dear Dr. Donohue: My granddaughter, 24, has endometriosis. Her doctor said it was not on the ovaries or tubes but was extensive in other areas. He could not get it all in surgery, and now wants to put her into menopause for six months. We never heard...
Milosevic Does About-Face, Recognizes Opposition Victories Street Protests, Western Pressure Wear Down Serbian Ruler
Bowing to international pressure and more than eight weeks of street demonstrations, the government of President Slobodan Milosevic has restored opposition victories in the capital.Apparently reversing its annulment of the results of the Nov. 17 election,...
Morning Briefiing Eye Openers
In the category of "Good News for Geezers" falls the announcement of the Seattle SuperSonics' signing of antique TERRY "e.e." CUMMINGS, who agreed to a contract over the weekend. Cummings, who admits to being 245 years old (OK, so they're dog years -...
Morning Briefing
3 Asian Execs Plead Guilty To Price-FixingThree executives of Asian companies pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges that they conspired with Archer Daniels Midland Co. and others to fix the price of the feed additive lysine.The three received modest...
NCAA Ends Convention with Curb on NBA Draft Process
The NCAA voted Tuesday to make basketball players think twice before going early into the NBA draft, just one day after giving athletes more liberty and more say than ever before.In another significant action on the last day of the final full conven...
Obituaries
Leona M. RobinsonLeona Mae Robinson, 91, of Wentzville, died Tuesday (Jan. 14, 1997) at Doctors Hospital-Wentzville after a long illness.Mrs. Robinson was retired after working as a manager for the Normandy Shopping Center in Normandy. She was a member...
Our Take : A Pitiful Political Ploy
Two St. Louis area teen-agers present opposing views on President Clinton's proposal to require drug tests from youths as a condition for obtaining a licenseTHE PRESIDENT'S proposal to make all teen-agers take a drug test before getting a drivers license...
Our Take : Teens Should Be Held Accountable
Two St. Louis area teen-agers present opposing views on President Clinton's proposal to require drug tests from youths as a condition for obtaining a license.WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON proposed the idea for a zero-tolerance law for drug use and driving,...
Paula Jones Has Already Won a Moral Victory
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether the president of the United States is immune from civil suits. The court has held that presidents are shielded against lawsuits for their official conduct. That makes sense. The remedy available for a president's...
People
Too hot to stay hitched - that's GILLIAN ANDERSON, Dana Scully on TV's "X-Files." London's Sun says she has ditched her husband of three years, CLYDE KLOTZ, 35, for a younger man.Mr. New Guy is unidentified, but a friend of the actress describes him...
Peterson, Schottenheimer to Remain with Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt granted contract extensions to chief executive Carl Peterson and coach Marty Schottenheimer on Tuesday despite a disappointing 1996 season.Peterson, whose contract had been due to expire Feb. 1, signed a four-year...
Pirates Grappling Way Back with Talented Young Squad
The St. Charles High wrestling program isn't there yet. But coach Mike Thorne and his young team are definitely working their way back to respectability.After a couple of tough years, the Pirates have their numbers - and their talent level - on the rise.Saturday,...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: A 17-year-old mother charged with strangling her infant daughter had put the murder weapon - a shoelace - into the baby's crib...
Prepare for Life after 19
Believe it or not, there is life after 19. Too many of our young people don't look forward to or expect to live past 19. I arrived at this conclusion because so many of them don't prepare themselves for the job market of the 21st century. Far too many...
Rams Candidate Gilbride Is Offensive Guru
Wherever Kevin Gilbride goes, scoreboards hum, the chains move, and good things happen offensively."I've been a coordinator six years, and had a team in the top three in offense five of those six years," Gilbride said. "And had the No. 1 pass offense...
Resident Protests Put Bookmobile Services on the Road Again
After much debate at a recent St. Charles City-County Library District meeting, bookmobile service will continue in the county - for now.About 10 angry residents attended a meeting Monday to protest what had been announced by the Board of Directors as...
Retired Senator Back in College
Retired U.S. Sen. Paul Simon began his new job as a university lecturer Tuesday, saying he hoped to inspire his students to "prod the nation's conscience."Simon, a Democrat from Makanda, will teach a journalism seminar and a political science class at...
Ritter Gives Scare to Hazelwood E
Life without Chris Carrawell and Loren Woods has been nothing short of torture this season at Cardinal Ritter, where the memory of back-to-back state championships has given way to the hope of getting back to .500.But in the midst of a dismal start,...
SBC Service Puts Internet Traffic in the Fast Lane
SBC Communications Inc. is rolling out a new service that puts Internet calls in the fast lane so they won't tie up the network for voice calls.The service, called Internet/Intranet Transport Service, splits calls to Internet services off from the regular...
Schneider Proposes Phase-In of Pay Increase for Legislators
THE SENIOR MEMBER of the Missouri Senate said Tuesday that proposed pay raises for legislators and judges should be phased in over four years.That slower approach, he said, could make a pay increase more palatable to lawmakers who are being urged to...
School Board President Resigns
The Rev. Earl Nance Jr. announced his resignation from the St. Louis School Board at a meeting Tuesday night. He is expected to be appointed on Thursday to the board of the St. Louis Sports Commission, said commission president Frank Viverito.Olympian...
Seeking a Constitutional Compromise
The catchy legal phrases are on Paula Jones' side: Justice delayed is justice denied. No one is above the law. But merely reciting the words falls short of resolving the hard case of Clinton vs. Jones. The case requires the Supreme Court to balance the...
Shelters Can't Save All the Homeless Animals
Dear Abby: I work in an animal shelter. Thank God more people are taking unwanted animals to shelters instead of dumping them by the roadside where they risk being struck and killed by cars or attacked by wild animals. At least these animals have a chance...
She's Working Hard to Learn Hedonism
RECENTLY, a friend turned 50 and threw herself a party at a fancy hotel in Atlanta. It was reportedly quite a bash - champagne, caviar and music. There were toasts: To good friends, good health, long life. To the next 50.And then the birthday girl grabbed...
Shift of Power under Charter Prompts Opponents' Doubts
One of the complaints heard most often from critics of the proposed home-rule charter in St. Peters deals with the power structure at City Hall.Charter opponents contend that the commission has moved the city away from a mayor-council-administrator form...
Simpson Defense Rests; Plaintiffs Show Photos
O.J. Simpson's defense rested Tuesday, and the plaintiffs' attorneys in his civil trial began their rebuttal by focusing on photos of Simpson in shoes just like the killer's.E.J. Flammer, a free-lance photographer in Buffalo, N.Y., testified that he...
Siue Basketball at Home Behind Line
Shooting 3-pointers isn't an established part of the program for Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's basketball squad. But, as the numbers suggest, it certainly isn't frowned upon.The Cougars lead NCAA Division II teams in 3-point field-goal percentage...
Spoonhour Ages through Bills' 56-52 Victory over Southern Utah
Winning, no matter how it happens, puts the spring back in St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour's step and the twinkle back in his eyes."Great way to make a living, isn't it?" Spoonhour said after his team's 56-52 victory over Southern Utah on...
Sports Illustrated Plans Women's Magazine
Interesting, isn't it, that a magazine often criticized for failing to cover enough women in sports (and known for uncovering them once a year) is starting a magazine aimed directly at female sports fans?The irony is not lost on Sandy Bailey, managing...
Sports Shorts
Ex-Brave Mathews Ailing Following Boat AccidentHall of Fame third baseman Eddie Mathews, involved in a boating accident in the Cayman Islands, is in serious condition at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas, Calif. He is suffering from a broken pelvis, pneumonia...
Sticking Point Nhl Needs to Protect Players, Crack Down on Slashers
When Islanders defenseman Richard Pilon menaced Penguins megastar Mario Lemieux with some medieval stickwork, one of hockey's most insidious problems was underscored.Why is slashing of any sort tolerated in hockey?How many tickets do these mindless assaults...
Stricker Lifts CBC over U. City 74-64
Marc Stricker has grown accustomed to being a role player behind more heralded teammates such as Larry Hughes and Justin Tatum.Tuesday night, Stricker scored 15 of 20 points in the second half, including seven in the fourth quarter to lift CBC to a 74-64...
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,...
Tech Talk
IRS Puts Tax Tips, Forms And Other Data OnlineNeed tax forms? Don't wait in line; go online, suggests the Internal Revenue Service.For forms, frequently asked questions, tips or tax statistics, you can search the IRS online at: www.- irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms-pubs/findfiles.html....
Three Win Cellular Licenses Companies to Compete with Bell, Ameritech
Wireless phoning should get even more competitive in St. Louis now that three more companies have won licenses to provide next-generation cellular service here.The licenses here were among 1,479 sold nationwide, raising $2.5 billion for the federal government....
To Everything Its Season . .
LAST weekend, when snow blanketed the city and I found out that the thermometer on my car came helpfully equipped with a minus sign, I found myself in a world decorated with beach balls and filled with brochures stressing the importance of a high-number...
Turbulent Skies Appear for Nbc's `Sunset Beach'
Channel 5 isn't airing the new NBC daytime soap "Sunset Beach," but in case you were wondering what you're missing, here's a review from Tim Goodman of the Contra-Costa Times in California. Goodman's review was actually the kindest that moved on Post-Dispatch...
Urban Format Boosts Kmjm-FM in Ratings
RATINGS GAME: The Arbitron radio survey for the fall book is in, and in the overall ratings, among listeners 12 and older, KMJM-FM shot to second place behind KMOX-AM. The urban contemporary format enabled KMJM to jump from sixth in the summer to third...
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