St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 16, 1993

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1992 German Vintage Proves a Sweet Success
GERMAN WINES always have been a tough sell in the United States. Several reasons come to mind, beginning with bottles whose labels are difficult to read because of both type style and nomenclature.The best German wines are white, an immediate problem...
4 Hijackers Seeking Asylum Force Russian Jet to Norway
Grenade-wielding hijackers, believed to be Iranian, forced a Russian passenger jet to fly to Norway, where they demanded political asylum and surrendered early today.All passengers and crew were released unharmed, said a government spokeswoman, Kjersti...
'58 Visit to Aggieland Sad Memory for Devine
The last time Missouri played football at Texas A&M was a memorably forgetful trip in 1958."It was a nightmare," said MU athletic director Dan Devine, then in his first season coaching Missouri. "We ran into a hornet's nest."We weren't very good. They...
5-Run 9th Keeps Braves Surging
Ron Gant's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves continued their amazing roll with a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.The Braves have won seven of eight and 28 of 34. They are 3 1/2 games in front...
Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: Now I have seen everything. I read in The New York Times that the board of education in New Haven, Conn., voted 6-to-1 to provide condoms at school health clinics to students as early as fifth grade.Some board members said they felt it was...
About Those NFL Sellouts.St. Louis Comes Up Short in Audit
It wasn't a sellout after all.An auditor hired by the National Football League visited St. Louis on Wednesday to gather final sales figures in the premium-seating campaign. The auditor learned that St. Louis had failed to sell out both its 6,252 club...
A Day in the Life of Nina Griscom: Interviewing, Designing, Mothering
PANDEMONIUM was reigning outside Tavern on the Green recently as guests arrived for the annual PEN Gala - that's Poets, Essayists and Novelists.A swarm of paparazzi and journalists was stationed on the pavement, straining to catch the convergence of...
A `Fein' Experiment on Boombox Tour
PROBABLY every city dweller has now and then stumbled upon a variety of musics coming simultaneously from a number of portable cassette players. Depending on one's disposition, the experience can feel like an assault on the ears or a refreshing soak...
Aftermath Officials to Make Plan for Use of Funds for Flood Cleanup
St. Charles city officials will devise a plan to best use money that is available to pay for flood cleanup.City Administrator Allan Williams told the City Council on Tuesday, "You'll have to ask, "Does this plan do what you think is in the city's best...
Ahead: Israeli Give (Mostly) and PLO Take
AND NOW FOR the hard part.Monday's handshake by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin transformed the problem between them from an ideological struggle over who owns historic Palestine into a practical one over how to share...
A&m Ammo: Aggie Tradition Is No Joke
It was 1943, and lonesome serviceman Dan Devine was frittering away Christmas in a New York City watering hole."On the nickelodeon, they had Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey . . . and the `Aggie War Hymn,' " said Devine, the University of Missouri athletic...
... and Avoiding It in the Future
Six cheers are appropriate today: three for the official end of the Flood of 1993 Monday when the water level in the Mississippi River slipped below 30 feet at St. Louis and three for the folks of Valmeyer, Ill., who voted in a non-binding referendum...
An Occasional Swat Is Not Abuse
Watching "Oprah" a few months back, I watched her orchestrate a politically correct hoot 'n' holler over spanking. I know how these things work because I've been on several such free-for-alls. (Never again, I assure you.)The producer, acting on behalf...
Aspin Calls for Same Warplane to Serve All Military Branches
Looking to save costs, the Pentagon will drop its practice of developing and buying different kinds of aircraft for the separate military branches, Defense Secretary Les Aspin said Wednesday."We'll have a hard time - maybe an impossible time - getting...
Atherosclerosis Is Most Common Illness
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please do a column on atherosclerosis, especially cause and effect and ways to prevent it.Your letter, which I edited, reminds us of the ironic fact that in spite of the great medical progress of recent decades, the old enemy atherosclerosis...
Auditor Cautions about Tax Hikes Increases without Voter OK Could Violate Hancock Amendment
State Auditor Margaret Kelly says school boards that raise property-tax rates without voter consent to comply with new public school funding regulations may violate Missouri's Constitution.Kelly told the Republican Club of Spanish Lake Township last...
A Writer Quick on Trigger
PROFILES OF authors usually are timed to a news peg - they'll run when a writer's new book comes out. A profile of Robert Randisi can run anytime, since he always has a new book coming out.Randisi, who recently moved from New York to St. Louis, has published...
Beer and Barbecue on 30th Birthday Tour
WHAT do you give a friend who has everything?How about her life?When Lisa Straub turned 30, her friends gave her a "This Is Your Life" tour. They went to 30 of Lisa's favorite places, one for each year.The first stop was the old high school. Lisa's university...
Big Ten out of Race (for Now) for No. 1
Scratching Michigan from the national championship race leaves Big Ten Conference football fans again without a super team.Perhaps Penn State can surprise everyone and march through the Big Ten schedule unscathed and have a shot at No. 1 at season's...
Blacks Assail Clinton on Civil Rights
Black members of Congress accused President Bill Clinton on Wednesday of failing to combat racism and said he lacked a civil rights policy.The politicians and other prominent blacks attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual meeting also pointed...
Blues Loosen Reins on Hedican, Hope for an Offensive Defense
With the shackles of a purely defensive scheme removed from his powerful legs, Blues defenseman Bret Hedican embraced his new-found freedom Wednesday afternoon.Hedican frequently charged out of the Blues' defensive zone during a training camp scrimmage...
Blues' Needs Well Defined in Preseason
As he stood surveying Wednesday's scrimmage at the Brentwood Ice Rink, Blues general manager Ron Caron offered a news flash.Calgary center Joe Nieuwendyk had requested a trade an hour before! The Blues, who have made roughly 14,000 pitches for Nieuwendyk...
Board, Teachers Are Urged to Settle Differences
The Northwest School Board and its teachers should resolve their conflicts before the acrimony hurts students, a committee report recommends."The adversarial atmosphere is so thick you can cut it with a knife," said Mary Gant, chairwoman of the committee.The...
Bookmobile Service to Be Improved
Residents in West Alton, Orchard Farm, Prairie Home, New Melle and Defiance may soon receive greater bookmobile service, a library official said.A study of bookmobile use for June shows that residents in those five communities take greater advantage...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS DEFENSE Firm Ships Cargo Loader To Air Force</P><P>Southwest Mobile Systems Corp. has shipped its prototype 60K Loader to Washington for inspection this week by the Air Force and Congress. The 50-foot aircraft cargo loader...
Briefs
MissouriST. LOUIS SCHOOLSLess Severe Smoking Penalty AdoptedPublic school students no longer can be expelled for smoking cigarettes. The St. Louis School Board voted Tuesday to change the district's smoking policy after several board members said they...
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IllinoisEAST ST. LOUISReport Blasts City AccountingA private auditing firm has given East St. Louis officials a report critical of the city's financial accounting system.Unreconciled checking accounts, an excessive number of bank accounts and undocumented...
Busch Stadium Crew Hustles for Stones Concert
Although this week's rainfall threw Busch Stadium a real scheduling curveball, the stadium people think they can hit it.The problem began Wednesday night, when rain washed out a baseball game between the Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates.The final...
Bush Flag Amendment: It's Just Not Enough
I HOPE George Bush doesn't think that thisanti-flag-burning amendment he proposed is going to take care of living up to his campaign rhetoric. Remember when he stood for patriotism against the threat to the security of this country posed by Willie Horton...
Cardinals Fall 12-9 to Expos
Mark Whiten, baseball's newest home run hero, clouted two more Tuesday night in his first Busch Stadium appearance since his memorable four-homer game a week ago in Cincinnati.He became the first Cardinal to homer from both sides of the plate in the...
Cards Selling Class a Springfield Team
The minor-league baseball franchise closest to the St. Louis metropolitan area - the Springfield (Ill.) Cardinals - apparently has been sold by the team's parent club, the St. Louis Cardinals.But not even Midwest League President George Spelius has learned...
Children Are Not Resilient
There is a persistent myth that children are resilient. If that myth were true, then regardless of what we've been through in childhood, we could grow up to be functional adults, able to be creative, successful, loving and kind.But too many or us have...
Christian Coalition Broadens Its Focus
The meeting here last weekend of Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition was an instructive event, not always in the fashion the organizers intended.The 2,000 grass-roots delegates, representing perhaps three-quarters of a million adherents, gave strong...
Circus Continues to Thrill All Ages
CHILDREN of all ages were captured by the wonder of "The Greatest Show on Earth" when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened a six-day run at The Arena Tuesday night.The circus opened with ringmaster Jim Ragona singing a rendition of Huey...
City Asks District to Back Tax Breaks
The Rockwood School District is being asked to support a special taxing district to rebuild the flood-damaged Chesterfield Valley.The taxing district is known as a tax-increment financing district.Such a district is established for a limited number of...
City Neighbors, Yards Form a Bouquet Equal to Country's Charms
TV'S MR. ROGERS loves his neighborhood, and we feel the same way about ours. It's been six years since we moved from 10 acres in Jefferson County to a two-family flat with a city-sized back yard in the Bevo area of St. Louis. We both spent much of our...
City to Review Role of Riverfront Board
The St. Charles City Council will review the role of the Riverfront Planning Commission following the resignation of the commission chairwoman.The council decided Tuesday to investigate problems outlined by the chairwoman, Penny Pitman, in her letter...
Clinton Sells Trade Pact to Friendly Audience
With crates of potential exports towering over him, President Bill Clinton promoted a free-trade pact before friendly dockworkers Wednesday.Visiting the bustling New Orleans port less than a year after President George Bush made the same trip to promote...
Clinton Sells Trade Pact to Friendly Audience Accord Will Create Jobs, He Proclaims to Dockworkers
With crates of potential exports towering over him, President Bill Clinton promoted a free-trade pact before friendly dockworkers Wednesday.Visiting the bustling New Orleans port less than a year after President George Bush made the same trip to promote...
Clothes Calls: What Women Hate about the Way Men Dress
WHAT'S WRONG with men? According to many women, practically everything when it comes to clothes.</P><P>It all begins with the shoes (though some say it starts with the very idea of getting dressed) and proceeds all the way up to the neck,...
Clothing Retailers Begin to He Importance of Consumer Research
WHEN ANNA WINTOUR, the much-publicized editor of Vogue, declared in 1990 that "Black is Out!" - after the non-color had reigned as the color of the '80s - retail buyers and sellers cried heresy.Even so, department stores in New York, Chicago and Los...
Collected: Looking Professional during the Dreaded Dog Days
IDENTIFYING OFFICE workers is no easy task these hot, steamy days of summer. It looks more like everybody has gone on vacation.A legal secretary who normally wears skirts and pumps is decked out in a floral print pants outfit with rhinestone thongs....
Committee to Design Addition Group Will Help Architect Plan Six More Classrooms
The Ladue School Board has decided to take a step toward spending $600,000 on an addition to Ladue Junior High School.The board asked a committee of teachers and other employees to work with an architect to design an addition of six classrooms to the...
Consulting Has Its Enticements
It's not the kind of career people dream about when they're growing up, like becoming an astronaut, or a baseball player or even president of the United States. Being a consultant doesn't rate quite that high.</P><P>Few people probably...
Croat Civilians' Bodies Bespeak Broken Truce
A new cease-fire accord failed to curb fighting on Wednesday in central and southwestern Bosnia, where civilians appeared to be bearing the brunt of the attacks.Reporters saw the bodies of 27 Bosnian Croat civilians, whom Croats say were among 38 people...
Cut Urged in Gas Hike Request Bid for Rate Increase Should Be Lowered by $12 Million, ICC Says
Illinois Power Co.'s request for a $30.7 million increase in the total rate it charges natural gas customers should be trimmed by $12 million, the Illinois Commerce Commission staff has recommended.The staff also had questions about whether most of the...
Daylighting: Mind and Body Blossom in Light-Filled Houses
AS SUMMER WANES, we may be acutely aware that the days are growing shorter. But our indoor lifestyle, scientists now say, effectively keeps us living in the dark ages year-round.Our cars, homes, factories, offices and shopping malls are, it seems, casting...
Debate Rages over Chinese Track Records
In less than a week, Chinese women runners made a farce of track and field's established standards by setting four world records. Some say they made a mockery of the sport."If they ratify these records, it will set women's middle-distance and distance...
Democratic Tilt to Election Board Expansion Plan
A plan to expand the St. Louis Election Board would place Democrats in four of the six leading staff positions, with the top job occupied by a Democrat.Election Board Chairman Leslie F. Bond Jr. said Wednesday that he would present the plan to the Board...
Devils Center's Focus Remains on Gravely Ill Son
Bernie Nicholls' mended body is in New Jersey Devils camp in West Orange, N.J. But his heart is still in Southern California, aching over his 9-month-old son who lies gravely ill in a Long Beach hospital.Nicholls has spoken to Devils general manager...
Director Barred from Doing Job
William Klinghammer has been served with a court order to prevent him from sitting as a director of the Community Fire Protection District until a hearing can be held to determine whether he should be permanently prevented from acting in the office.If...
Disabled Woman, Support Dog Evicted Pizza Parlor Calls Animal "Offensive"
Marilyn Mesi Pona's work with support dogs for the disabled got her named a "Daily Point of Light" in 1990 by President George Bush. Wednesday night, the disabled woman's dog got her thrown out of a restaurant.Pona, 47, has severe spinal arthritis and...
Disabled Woman, Support Dog Evicted Pizza Parlor Calls Animal `Offensive'
Marilyn Mesi Pona's work with support dogs for the disabled got her named a "Daily Point of Light" in 1990 by President George Bush. Wednesday night, the disabled woman's dog got her thrown out of a restaurant.Pona, 47, has severe spinal arthritis and...
Dismissals Please Physician Some Charges against Gynecologist Ended
A judge has dismissed the most serious sexual assault charges against Dr. Carl Burpo, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Belleville.The ruling by Associate Judge James M. Radcliffe says that the law under which Burpo was charged with criminal sexual...
District, Church Help Flooded Neighbors Clean Up `the Real Work Is Just Beginning,' Pastor Notes; 200 Workers Pitch In
Except for a few remaining pools, the Missouri River floodwater that battered the planted fields, businesses and homes of Chesterfield Valley has receded.It took just a few weeks for the water to go away, but its wake of destruction won't disappear so...
Duchesne Tops Wentzville 2-1
The Wentzville High soccer team always seems to give Duchesne one of its tougher games of the season. And Pioneerscoach Dave Thurmer just can't explain it."I really have a lot of respect for Wentzville coach Dennis Baez and his program," Thurmer said...
Engineer Outlines Plans for Expansion
Parkway School District officials got their first glimpse last week at what $26 million in new classroom and school facility space could look like.District Engineer Scott Bennett said that although floor plans could change before construction begins,...
Executions in Military Reported
Scores of army officers are reported to have been executed, and several generals face courts-martial for refusing to use soldiers against the demonstrators, Western diplomatic sources said Sunday.At least 50 officers in Inner Mongolia were summarily...
Experimental School Programs Debated but Most Scholars Favor Giving Them a Chance
Education scholars strongly disagree over the value of experimental school programs such as vouchers, but they generally agree the programs should be given a chance - if the price is right.Amid legislative haggling over opening the shuttered Chicago...
Exploring Finer Things in the Material World
WHAT DO DRESS designer Mary McFadden, interior designer Mark Hampton and furniture designers Nancy Corzine and Dakota Jackson have in common?</P><P>The common thread here, pardon the pun, is fabric. The designers once again have shown...
Faberge Treasures Return to Russia
ALMOST 70 YEARS after Bolshevik revolutionaries looted the Winter Palace and peddled the Imperial Easter eggs, jewel-encrusted boxes, clocks, silverware and porcelain throughout Europe, some Faberge treasures have returned to Russia.More than 350 royal...
Fashion Tips for Achieving the `Poor' Look
I JUST FOUND OUT about Nolan Ryan Week, and I'd really like to celebrate and do it up right, but I can't figure out how you can tell Nolan Ryan Week from regular weeks. I've heard that Nolan Ryan is an absolutely sterling character, so I can't help...
Financial Services Lose Allure
Gulf & Western Corp. announced a few weeksago that it no longer wanted to be in the financial services business. And an investment banker who puts together deals in that industry says this could be the start of a trend. Robert Stearns of Shearson Lehman...
Ford, Auto Workers Agree on Contract
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers union reached an agreement on a new labor contract Wednesday that offers higher wages and pension benefits for current workers but lowers the salary for newly hired employees.The two sides reached the agreement...
Former St. Louisan Spehr Expands Montreal's Pass List
Montreal catcher Tim Spehr doesn't remember much about St. Louis. In other ways, he never has forgotten it.Spehr was born in 1966 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., but he lived in St. Louis until he was 6 years old."I was always a big fan of the Cardinals...
For St. Louisans, War Was `Too Far Away''
ASK AMERICANS who are old enough to remember World War II what they were doing on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, and you'll get very specific answers. That was the day the cat jumped, the day America's war began.But when you ask about the day the world's war...
For `the Mist,' Keep Lights On
SIMON & SCHUSTER has introduced a remarkable bit of advanced technology on compact disc with a fully dramatized version of Stephen King's "The Mist" in 3-D Sound (73 minutes, unabridged, $15.)Because of the effect, it is important to listen to this...
Foster Becomes 2nd-Best Paid Running Back
Barry Foster, the American Football Conference's leading rusher last season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, agreed to a contract extension Wednesday that makes him the National Football League's second-highest paid running back.Foster's multiyear deal includes...
`Fraiser' Shows off His Vulnerable Side
OF ALL the characters on "Cheers," Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) wouldn't have been my first choice to survive, but here he is in "Fraiser" (8:30 p.m. Thursdays on Channel 5).Divorced from Lilith, Frasier has moved home to Seattle, where he's the...
Frequent Flooding Won't Rule out Aid Agriculture Department Drops Rule
Under pressure from local farmers and members of Congress, the Agriculture Department has thrown out a rule barring the use of federal money to repair frequently flooded farmland.Rep. Harold L. Volkmer, D-Hannibal, said agriculture officials told his...
Fugitive Gives Up She Was Sought in Police Murder in 1970 Robbery Former Anti-War Radical Had New Life as Wife and Mother
Katherine Ann Power, a radical opponent of the Vietnam War and one of the longest-sought women in FBI history, ended 23 years as a fugitive Wednesday when she pleaded guilty to her role in a bank robbery in which a police officer was shot to death.Power,...
Fugitive Gives Up She Was Sought in Police Murder in 1970 Robbery Former Anti-War Radical Had New Life as Wife and Mother
A 1960s anti-war radical hunted by police and the FBI for 23 years in connection with the murder of a Boston policeman and a string of other crimes surrendered to authorities Wednesday, police said.Katherine Ann Power - who went from d valedictorian...
Fund Trustee's Kin Got Finder's Fee
The son-in-law of a police pension fund trustee received a $500 finder's fee from his employers at Commerce Bank of St. Louis after the pension fund agreed to consider investing as much as $55 million with the bank.The son-in-law is Donald Brocksmith,...
Gaetano Lococo, 98; Kc Mob Figure
Gaetano "Tano" Lococo, described as both an underworld enforcer and a family man, has died at age 98.Lococo died Monday in Park Lane Medical Center after a brief illness. Services were set for Wednesday.Lococo was tagged as one of "five iron men" who...
Glendale Grill: International Spirit in an All-American Menu
THERE is no more quintessential, all-American community name than Glendale. It immediately conjures up images of peaceful, quiet streets, tall trees and wide lawns. Our own Glendale, between Webster Groves and Kirkwood in St. Louis County, boasts that...
Gop Senators Set Health Plan They Envision `Gold-Plated Polices' Being Taxed to Help Cover the Poor
Individuals, and not companies, would be responsible for buying health insurance under a plan offered by Senate Republicans Wednesday as an alternative to President Bill Clinton's proposal.The GOP senators' plan calls for:Medicare and Medicaid savings...
Gop Senators Set Health Plan They Envision `Gold Plated Policies' Being Taxed to Help Cover the Poor
Individuals, and not companies, would be responsible for buying health insurance under a plan offered by Senate Republicans on Wednesday as an alternative to President Bill Clinton's proposal.The GOP senators' plan calls for:Medicare and Medicaid savings...
Gore Eager to Pave `Electronic Highway'
Someday 11-year-olds will come home from school and routinely browse through a computerized encyclopedia with moving pictures instead of playing video games, Vice President Al Gore predicted Wednesday."Telecommuting" to work will be common, and every...
Have Name, Will Play Sons of Famous Dads Keep Their Perspective
Chris and Curt Goode remember, when they were about 10, watching big-brother Conrad in the spotlight with the New York Giants in the National Football League."I was dreaming I was out there," said Chris Goode, a senior at Parkway Central High."We went...
Hearing Set on Access Road for Supermarket
University City officials have set a public hearing for discussion about an access road serving a supermarket.Residents will get a chance to express their opinions about zoning and use of the road leading south from Delmar Boulevard to the Schnucks supermarket...
Highway Officials Look for Road Less Traveled
Amid opposition to the widening of Highway 40 (Interstate 64) between Forest Park and Ladue, Missouri highway officials plan to consider other ways to cut traffic congestion on the route.Reserving certain lanes for high-occupancy vehicles and erecting...
Hope Girds Israelis for PLO Era Ahead
Will they, or won't they? That was the speculation before the historic signing ceremony between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the South Lawn of the White House. Will they shake hands?Of course they did. It could happen no other way in America. Did...
Hospitals Hail Part of Plan U.S. Eases on Mergers, Sharing of Equipment
The hospital industry welcomed the government's new "antitrust safety zones" Wednesday, and Hillary Rodham Clinton predicted that the guidelines would discourage medical "arms races."But the new policy drew a far cooler response from the American Medical...
How to Get, Give Help
To Offer HelpTo volunteer:Salvation Army needs volunteers at least 14 years old to unload and sort supplies at its Wright City warehouse. Call (800) 404-8052 or 745-8051.St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency, 301 North Second, 949-3023 or 949-7352.St....
Illinois Democrats Fire Opening Volleys for '94
Illinois Democrats started staking out the issues and positions for next year's gubernatorial race Wednesday, claiming Gov. Jim Edgar broke plenty of promises.But when reporters pushed for examples and details, the Democratic Party of Illinois didn't...
Indians Back to Square One
Back to square one.That's where Wentzville High soccer coach Dennis Baez finds his team after Monday's 1-0 loss at Pacific."I really thought we were making some progress," said Baez, whose team was coming off a well-played 4-1 victory over St. Charles....
In Poverty, There's Money to Be Made
THE THING that you could almost always count on in Washington was that the Republicans were for less government and the Democrats were for more. The Reagan administration wanted the disenfranchised to help themselves, because social programs were just...
Investment Protection Could Save Assets
Dear Percy Ross: My husband and I have been working diligently at decreasing our debt load and were doing fairly well until a year ago. At that time, he had what appeared to be heart attack symptoms and was admitted to the hospital for observation. It...
It's Fun! Girl Scouts Tackle Science Challenges with Verve, Success
Kathleen Casey and Laura and Nancy McMillion stacked and restacked plastic boxes and wood blocks.After 10 minutes, Kathleen, 11, Laura, 8, and Nancy, 6, had built a track that let them roll marbles into a paper cup taped to a revolving record turntable.Lucy...
It's Never to Late. to Join the Circus at Least Not for St. Louisian Gloria Wilkinson
GLORIA Wilkinson was a 52-year-old grandmother from Spanish Lake when she ran off to join the circus.Now she lives on the circus train, is perfectly at home riding on the back of an elephant and is learning to cook from some of the Mongolians who are...
Japanese Teachers Study System Here
Japanese teachers have filed into classrooms in the St. Louis area recently as part of a crash course in American education.Twenty teachers have shadowed teachers in Missouri and Illinois under a program organized by the World Affairs Council, a nonprofit...
Jays Rout Tigers, Increase Lead in East
Toronto won its fifth game in succession and increased its AL East lead to 2 1/2 games Wednesday night as Paul Molitor drove in four runs in the Blue Jays' 14-8 victory over Detroit.The Blue Jays matched their longest winning streak since the All-Star...
Jefferies Does It All for Cards Redbirds Win in 9th, Slow Expos' Pursuit
After delivering a damaging blow to San Francisco last week, the Cardinals landed a haymaker on the Montreal Expos on Wednesday, rallying for a 5-4 victory in front of 21,514 at Busch Stadium.Montreal led 4-1 behind righthander Ken Hill after 5 1/2 innings....
Judge Deciding on Reinstatement of Mayor
It's up to a judge to decide whether impeached Mayor Linda Givins of Pine Lawn will be reinstated with back pay while a higher court looks at whether the city's Board of Aldermen properly ousted her."I can never regain what has been lost - reimbursing...
Judge Has `Theory' on Webster's Guilt Lawyers Told to Research What Makes Up Acceptance of Responsibility for Crimes
JUDGE D. BROOK BARTLETT looked quizzically at the defendant, William L. Webster."I've got a theory that I'm working on about what happened here," Bartlett said. "Only you can tell me . . ."Bartlett gave no hint of what his theory was late Tuesday afternoon,...
Kasper's Fine Line
HERBERT KASPER, the longtime designer of women's fashion, strolled into the St. Louis hotel lobby wearing, for the first time, clothes of his own styling.He was in town to promote his new line for men.And from it, he wore a charcoal-gray double-breasted...
Knock-Out Art, Locally Grown Arthur Osver's Abstractions Are Highlight of Show
This new format for art reviews was adopted in an effort to have reports on new exhibitions appear as soon as possible. Reviews are by free-lance reviewer Carol Ferring Shepley (C.F.S.) and Robert W. Duffy, cultural news editor of the Post-Dispatch (R.W.D.).ELLIOT...
Lawmakers Pushing Gender Equity Say `Glass Ceiling' Starts in Schools
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., remembers well her sophomore year in high school. It was the year she failed sewing and geometry and had to make up the math in summer school."In my summer school geometry class, primarily with boys who had failed, I...
Lendl Turns Back Soviet's Upset Bid
Top-seeded Ivan Lendl overcame a strong challenge by No. 6 Andrei Chesnokov ofthe Soviet Union and won 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) Saturday in the semifinals of the Norstar Bank Hamlet Challenge Cup tournament.Lendl, from Czechoslovakia, will face unseeded Mikael...
Less Is More: Minimalist Makeup Touted for 40-Ish Women
RUB RED lipstick across your nose and cheeks with your fingers. Now do the same for your lips. (It should look as if you stayed too long at the beach.)Dot some Vaseline on your eyelids. (If it smears, don't worry. Shiny lids are part of this look.)Let...
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