St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 27, 1994

129-Digit Secret Code Is Cracked
The world's ultimate secret code - a 129-digit combination - has been cracked.But it took 600 people on five continents using 1,600 computers eight months to do it, scientists announced Tuesday."It was like finding 8 1/2 million needles in a haystack,"...
15 Days after Losing Kidney, Virgin Runs 40-Minute 10k
It's hard to imagine three-time Olympian Craig Virgin in the middle of the pack in a 10K race. It's even harder to imagine former world-record miler Jim Ryun there beside him.But that's where they could be found April 16 at the Crescent City Classic...
29 Seniors Who Volunteered Will Get John L. May Awards
They rebuilt homes in an Appalachian hollow and a Mexican village. They tended the dying in hospitals, cheered the forgotten elderly in nursing homes, tutored handicapped preschool children.They are the winners of the first annual Archbishop John L....
Academic Freedom at Howard University
Franklyn G. Jenifer, the departing president of Howard University, says toleration of anti-Semitic comments by a speaker from the Nation of Islam was "the cost of a free society and an open and academically free university." But Howard's efforts to dissuade...
A Disgraceful Foreign Policy
Even though Gorazde now seems calm, the debacle there shows how President Bill Clinton's conduct of foreign policy has passed from inept to disgraceful. No administration since World War II can match this one for incompetence. If we had parliamentary...
A Little More Open Government in Illinois
A compromise between members of the press and municipal officials in Illinois should lead to more open government - but not much more. News organizations had wanted to require elected officials to keep a verbatim record of any closed-door meetings, in...
American League Prestige Slowly Sinks in the West
With three divisions in each league playing a balanced schedule, there is always the potential that one division will reek.Like, say, the American League Worst. Through Monday's games, the division had recorded a horrid 27-46 record. All four Worst teams...
Ames, Wife Agree to Plead Guilty of Spying, Sources Say
Aldrich Ames and his wife have agreed to plead guilty Thursday of spying for Russia as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, two sources familiar with the case said Tuesday.Federal prosecutors in suburban Alexandria, Va., sought a narrow indictment...
Bailey Blunders or Democratic Dirty Tricks?
WHO OR WHAT - is behind the latest nail in the coffin of former state Treasurer Wendell Bailey's star-crossed political career?Was it Bailey's mismanagement, as his Democratic critics allege? Or is it, as some Republicans contend, a Democratic plot to...
Barely There, but Slip Dress Is Everywhere
IT'S BARELY there. It's a fall of silky fabric, a wisp or two of straps and a sexy look.It's the slip dress, the hottest silhouette on the evening scene this season.The question is, why?It's not new. Jean Harlow made it her slinky signature in the '30s.Calvin...
Bears Part with Dent, Anderson Chicago Also Picks Up Walsh as Free-Agent QB
The Chicago Bears said Tuesday they will not pursue deals with defensive end Richard Dent and running back Neal Anderson, both free agents. They also released fullback Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.The Bears, who earlier this year released defensive tackle...
Berkeley's Brown Replaces Nelson as Forest Park Basketball Coach
When he was on the bench, Bob Nelson was known as a hard man to tie down. In his lengthy career as basketball coach at Forest Park Community College, Nelson kept referees on their toes.With Nelson resigning, the Forest Park bench won't be the same. He...
Bill to Help Local Officials Restrict Billboards Advances in State House
A bill that would help local governments to restrict billboards was advanced in the Missouri House on Tuesday.On a voice vote, legislators agreed to include St. Charles County in a group of jurisdictions that would be allowed to pass stricter regulations...
Blues' Quinn: Coaching Change Isn't Planned - `as of Today"
Blues coach Bob Berry said on Tuesday that he didn't like the term "scapegoat," probably because it's been used to describe him the last few days.In the wake of Dallas' sweep of the Blues in the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs, speculation...
Briefs
NATIONAL LABOR Caterpillar Workers Stage Short Strike</P><P>About 3,300 United Auto Workers waged a short-lived strike against Caterpillar Inc. factories in Decatur and Aurora, Ill., Tuesday after the company suspended a union steward's...
Briefs
NATION TEXAS Tornado Kills 3 People, Destroys Dozens Of Homes</P><P>A tornado killed three people Monday evening and destroyed the business district of Lancaster, Texas. As many as 200 homes were destroyed. The area is one of Dallas'...
Bunny Book: Developmental Touchstone Parents Hold Their Breath Hoping Baby Will Pat the Bunny
FOR a lot of new parents, the first sign of intelligent life comes when the baby - heretofore a drooling blob - lifts its teeny-weeny finger and lightly touches a furry bunny. (As in: "Judy can pat the bunny. Now you pat the bunny.")Yesssssss! Mom and...
Canada Orders Area Man Deported He Fled Fraud Charge over Tents for Military
Steve Schrang says he doesn't want to return to St. Louis because he's afraid of the Defense Department.He might have good reason to be concerned.A federal indictment accuses him of producing 40,000 pieces of defective fabric used in military field hospital...
Conference Championship Is Up for Grabs
When the Gateway Athletic Conference's top golfers tee it up today in the league tournament at Innsbrook Estates in Wright City, it's anybody's championship."Any one of the top three or four teams is capable of winning, so it comes down to the team...
Confidence Highest since 1990
Consumer confidence soared in April to the highest level since July 1990, the Conference Board said Tuesday, as recent interest rate increases failed to dampen Americans' optimism about jobs and personal finance.The Conference Board said its consumer...
Cooper Delivers Big Socks for Red Sox Boggs' Replacement Is Hot Topic at Hot Corner
Hard to find many hotter hitters in baseball than Scott Cooper recently. Hard to believe that Cooper remembers the days when, despite being one of Boston's top minor-league prospects, he heard incessantly that he never would play in a Red Sox uniform."Not...
Court Rules Rights Act Cannot Be Retroactive Congress Made No Provision, Stevens Writes
The strong medicine of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 won't be available to thousands of women and minorities who say they suffered job discrimination before the law was enacted.The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that the strengthened legal remedies of...
Crusaders Miss Intensity, Determination - and a Win
St. Dominic High soccer coach Les Hager just can't seem to get a handle on this year's squad.The Crusaders, playing in the second annual St. Dominic/Francis Howell North Shootout Monday, blew a 3-1 lead in a 4-3 loss to Notre Dame."Notre Dame's a good...
Cubs Lose Again despite Young
Anthony Young once again couldn't get a break, remaining winless in four starts for the Cubs even though he handed a one-run lead to the bullpen.Tony Fernandez homered on Randy Myers' first pitch in the ninth to tie it Monday night, and the Reds won...
`Dawn of Our Freedom' Blacks Cast First Ballots in S. Africa
Black South Africans made history Tuesday, voting by the tens of thousands to take control of their country for the first time since whites arrived 342 years ago.Refusing to be cowed by a wave of deadly bombings, the elderly and infirm came in droves...
Deaths Elsewhere
DONALD J. ATWOOD, 69, deputy secretary of defense during the administration of President George Bush and a retired vice chairman of General Motors Corp., died Sunday (April 24, 1994) in Detroit after ulcer surgery.Mr. Atwood was appointed to the Defense...
Drinking Students Suspended 34 at Parkway Central Get 11-Day Penalties
Thirty-four students at Parkway Central High School have been suspended for 11 days for allegedly drinking liquor on a chartered bus on the way to a school dance Friday.When they got to the dance at the school, at 369 North Woods Mill Road, some were...
Eastwood's Goal Lifts Leafs to 3-2 Series Lead
Mike Eastwood's power-play goal with 9 minutes 53 seconds to play gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series Tuesday night.The win gives the Leafs a 3-2 lead over the Blackhawks...
Education Is Key to Rehabilitation
Sen. Steve Danner's "one-strike-you're-out" bill and Rep. Steve Carroll's version have passed the Missouri Legislature, virtually guaranteeing that some form of increased life imprisonment will become state law this year.One study estimates that Missouri...
E. St. Louis Starring in Metrolink Station's Ridership Shows Up Skeptics
Jack Leary Jr. heard the question about MetroLink so often that it still rings in his ears: "Who is ever going to ride from East St. Louis?"Leary, head of the Bi-State Development Agency, said skeptics had predicted that few people from the Metro East...
Evolving Confession: Tale of Two Screens
CONFESSIONS have never been easy for Catholics.We form a line facing the altar with our backs to the confessional. Slowly, we inch backward to the booth. The cubicle is small and dark inside as we assume our position on the kneeler and ask absolution...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:Thumbelina (G) - Feminists who complained about the weak-woman image of Snow White have plenty to howl about in this adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The mite-sized title character has nothing on her...
Federal Aid Flows Fast to Valley Park
In a show of speedy service, government officials rushed to the Valley Park City Hall Tuesday with the first emergency rent checks for people who fled the Meramec River two weeks ago.They may have been a bit hasty. Two of the seven families picked for...
Fight for Tapes Will Go on, Nixon's Attorney Says
Former President Richard M. Nixon's heirs plan to continue his 20-year-old fight to control more than 3,000 hours of White House tapes and 150,000 pages of presidential papers, says his attorney.But legal experts said Nixon's death might speed the release...
Final Tribute: Woman Works to Get Headstone for `Cool Papa'
All hail the thief of thunder. Stolen bases were his private plunder, his electric legs a catcher's terror inspiring sprawling anxious error.All hail the thief of thunder. His legs are lightless now, still as the earth he lies under. - Elegy For "Cool...
First Impression Defense Might Have to `Carry Ball' for Mu
New University of Missouri football coach Larry Smith was consumed with establishing discipline and carrying out his strategic schemes this spring. But evaluating talent also was a crucial priority during the drills that culminated Saturday.His first...
Flood's Aftermath Is Fat City for Mosquitoes
Among the hangovers from the Great Flood of '93: mosquitoes.Health authorities in St. Louis County say backwater from flooding last year and again this spring has left plenty of breeding places for the insects."I don't have a crystal ball, but right...
Food-Safety Bill Puts People Ahead of Pesticides EPA Head Hails Plan to Control Farm Chemicals
New food safety legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday seeks to control farm chemicals by gauging their effects on people's health rather than weighing their benefits to farmers.In announcing the proposed legislation, Environmental Protection...
For Ambush, It's Win or It's over Tonight vs. Crunch
It's Crunch time for both National Professional Soccer League finalists tonight in Cleveland.The Ambush takes on the Crunch in Game 4 of the championship series, and for either team it's time to get desperate.The Ambush has to win or it's over. The team...
Heart Condition Forces Holyfield into Retirement
Even before he knocked out Buster Douglas for the heavyweight title almost four years ago, Evander Holyfield knew something was wrong with his body.On Tuesday, four days after losing his title to Michael Moorer on a 12-round decision, Holyfield, 31,...
High Fives for Tewksbury 5-Hitter Has Card Ace at 5-0 after 2-1 Win
He doesn't throw as hard as Mike Mussina or possess the varied pitching weapons of Greg Maddux. Nothing that Cardinals righthander Bob Tewksbury does generally dazzles anyone, except for his penchant for working expeditiously. And winning.There is one...
`Holy Cow!' Chris Caray Touts Youth Movement
YOUNG-ENING UP: Maritz veep Chris Caray, son of Chi Cubs announcer Harry Caray, was up front about his motives for a recent corporate restructuring.He recently wrote colleagues: "I . . . have stated time and again that I'm going with a youth movement,...
Honor Roll
The following pupils are on the A honor roll at Becky David Elementary School for the third quarter. The school, at 1155 Jungs Station Road, is in the Francis Howell School District.To qualify, a pupil must have a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher,...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at Henderson Elementary School are on the honor roll for the third quarter. The school is at 2501 Hackman Road in St. Peters and in the Francis Howell School District.To qualify, a pupil must have a grade-point average of 3.65 or...
House Set to Debate Gambling Bill Today Push for New Vote Seems Headed to Senate
THREE WEEKS after voters defeated riverboat gambling, the House is scheduled to debate today whether Missourians should vote again on it.The House Ways and Means Committee voted 12-8 Tuesday to send to the House floor a measure that would set up the...
Ideas Sought for Trail on Page Bridge
Supporters of a Page Avenue bridge are seeking ideas on how to include a hiking and biking trail linking St. Louis and St. Charles counties."A unique opportunity exists to develop a spectacular park-to-park connection between Creve Coeur Lake Memorial...
In Helping Others, Koss Still Is Boss
They snuffed out the flame on the mountainside. The trolls disappeared under the rocks. The tourists bought their last sweaters and went home. But Johann Olav Koss is still using the Olympic glow to help other people.With all due respect to Jansen and...
Invention Allows Easy Shoe-Tying
After years of figuring, drawing, building and devising, inventor Young Sil Seo of Columbus, Ohio, is on the verge of receiving his first patent.The Korea native has invented a product that eliminates the hassle of tying shoes. Called simply the Wrap-A-Round,...
`I Still Hurt'
SUSAN HALSEY barely had time to beg. One minute, the 23-year-old newlywed was sleeping - in her own apartment, in her own bed. The next, he was there, standing over her, with a blue bandanna covering most of his face and a gun in his fist.He told her...
Jury Selection Begins in Decaro Slaying
St. Charles County prosecutors are in Montgomery County this week to pick a jury for the trial of Daniel A. Basile, charged with being a hired killer in the slaying two years ago of Elizabeth A. Decaro of St. Charles.Montgomery County was chosen last...
Kodak Turns It around, Earns $82 Million vs. $2 Billion Loss
Eastman Kodak Co., the world's largest maker of photographic products, on Tuesday reported earnings of $82 million for the first quarter, compared with a loss of $2.02 billion a year ago, when it took a huge accounting charge.The company, based in Rochester,...
Lady Lions Roar to League Title
The Lindenwood College softball team had something to prove. And the Lady Lions proved it, winning the American Midwest Conference title at Columbia College last weekend."It was a great weekend for us," coach Michelle Krassinger said. "Going into the...
Laid-Back Expense Accounting in Berkeley
Why do municipal officials so often confuse expense accounts with mad money? A recent state audit of the expense accounts of members of the Berkeley City Council reveals too much of a devil-may-care attitude toward taxpayers' money.Not only did certain...
Lunden Special Peeks `Behind Closed Doors'
AFTER 17 YEARS on morning television, Joan Lunden, co-host of ABC's top-rated "Good Morning America," is getting her first shot at prime time."Every time I've done contract negotiations with this network, I've always asked for specials," Lunden said...
Mature Lankford Helps Cards Look Distinguished
Ray Lankford is the Cardinals.He came along in 1990 at the center of a nucleus that rushed in the new era of post-Whiteyball reconstruction.He was a No. 1 draft choice, the gem of a Cardinals' minor-league chain that would link the storied past to a...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Some after-draft observations from one who believes the National Football League was a loser in allowing Heisman Trophy winner CHARLIE WARD of Florida State to fall through the cracks. Newsday columnist JOE GERGEN points out that 10 quarterbacks were...
Mourners in the Thousands Pay Their Respects to Nixon
Former President Richard M. Nixon returned home Tuesday for the last time.Nixon's flag-draped casket was flown from Newburgh, N.Y. - he died Friday in New York City - to El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, Calif., and was taken 20 miles by motorcade to...
Mu's Smith Accentuates the Team, De-Emphasizes the Individual
Whether it was by whisking hats off players' heads in the dining hall or by conducting exhausting, bloody practice sessions, new University of Missouri football coach Larry Smith devoted his first few months at MU to establishing discipline."I'm not...
New Cards Reliever Has Right Name, Arm for Job
It was an otherwise uneventful January day on the campus of Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga. Three lonely figures walked out on the otherwise deserted baseball diamond.One was a mountain of a man, tall and stout. The second was an older man,...
Nixon's Staying Power Helped Him Triumph over Adversity
When Pat Nixon died last summer, I wrote a column about the grace and character of a woman unfairly maligned as "plastic" by some in the press. Richard Nixon wrote a letter thanking me, adding that only the "silent majority" understood Pat.Nixon saw...
Nixon Stirs Emotions for Many Reactions to Death as Mixed as Views of His Long Political Life
The views of many people on the life and presidency of Richard M. Nixon are mixed and sometimes emotional, as these comments from people along Main Street in St. Charles on Tuesday show:"Some of the things he did were good, but Watergate kind of put...
Patient Doing Favors for Psychiatrist Is No-No
Dear Ann Landers: I would appreciate your comments on the following questions. As you might have suspected, they have been a bone of contention among some friends whose opinions I value:1. Is it professionally correct for a patient to loan a substantial...
People
Sturm und Drang (cont'd): Just days ago, ROSEANNE ARNOLD described herself "a classic battered and abused wife." Now, she says, "I am not a battered wife in any way."Her explanation: My lawyer made me do it. "I made a mistake," she says. "Although I...
`Perpetuity' Is Conspiratorial View of Universe
FROM CHAIN letters to conspirators, from paranoids to podiatrists, from an Irish jocularist of medieval times to viciously bigoted ghost writers of today, Eric Overmyer misses few stops in "In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe," a roller coaster to...
"Phenomenal Women': Another Point of View
BLACK women of the past and the present are on display in a pair of one-woman, one-act performance pieces that opened Saturday at the St. Marcus Theatre as a production of the Pamoja Theatre Workshop. Both monologues are interesting - sometimes funny,...
Plan Gives FBI Spy-Catching Clout Clinton Moves to Ease Agencies' Friction on Counterintelligence
The White House, mediating a bitter dispute between the FBI and CIA over control of counterintelligence, is considering a plan that would cede control of key spy-catching and policy-setting responsibilities from the CIA to senior FBI officials, according...
Powerful Ue's New System Tracks Outage Problems
After your lights have gone out and then returned, you can call Union Electric and ask what happened. Was it a tree limb? Did a car hit a pole?In the future, when a circuit quits a customer can call Union Electric for an estimate on what time service...
Prime Time with Kids
NOTHING WILL PLEASE Mom more this Mother's Day than a personalized gift from the heart. This year, surprise Mom with your own version of a "thought for the day" calendar filled with pictures, poems, recipes, inspirational quotes and whimsical thoughts...
Province Represents New Era, Coalitions
For voters who endured long lines and withering sun to cast ballots for democracy Tuesday, this election marks not only the end of white domination, but a beginning, too - of normal politics.A world accustomed to seeing South Africa in stark black and...
Reds, Cubs Continue Their Opposite Ways
Tim Pugh pitched a five-hitter and Thomas Howard and Tony Fernandez each drove in three runs as the surging Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 Tuesday night.The Reds improved to 13-5, best in the major leagues, with their seventh victory in eight...
Rockies Can't Be Fenced In
Busch Stadium, once a pitcher's paradise, is now just another Homer Haven.Bad balls and bad pitching have contributed to 25 homers being slugged at Busch in 10 games this season, easily a record pace for that subterranean yard. Unfortunately for the...
Saluting the Recipients of the First Archbishop John L. May Service Awards for Community Service
To recognize outstanding leadership and service in the community, the Archbishop John L. May Service Awards have been established. These awards encourage young people to make service a way of life.As the recipients of the first Archbishop John L. May...
Senate Oks Interstate Banking Bill Big Out-of-State Banks Have Eyes on St. Louis
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday to tear down decades-old barriers that limit banks from running branches across state lines. The bill would bringcoast-to-coast banking close to reality after failed efforts dating to the mid-1980s.The bill would override...
Serbs Remove Big Guns from Gorazde
Serbian forces withdrew all known heavy weapons from around Gorazde on Tuesday, U.N. officials said.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization gave the Bosnian Serbs until 2:01 a.m. local time today (7 p.m. St. Louis time Tuesday) to withdraw their big...
Siue Coach Aims for More Than `Slice' of Americana
Bill Logan wants you to know that he has nothing against foreigners in general or foreign tennis players in particular. But as the new men's coach at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, he's looking for All-Americans who are all American.In a...
Siue President Is Walking Official Belck Finds That Strolls with Staff, Visitors Offer Chances to Share Ideas
Nancy Belck, the new president of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, is proving there's a good reason she was called "the walker" at other campuses where she worked as an administrator.Since becoming SIUE president in January, Belck has been...
Sports Shorts
Marshall Enters NBA Draft PoolAll-American Donyell Marshall announced Tuesday he will pass up his senior year at the University of Connecticut to make himself available for the National Basketball Association draft."It was a dream I had as a youngster...
Spring Fever Hits Crowd at Chamber Chorus
AS CONDUCTOR Philip Barnes told the audience - as everyone in the audience already knew - the weather on Sunday afternoon was far too nice for two hours of it to be spent indoors listening to music.So Barnes and his top-notch St. Louis Chamber Chorus...
Spring's Lesson on Wildlife
Naturalist Jan Syrigos had to perform a balancing act of sorts recently. She had to balance compassion with reality in handling the first of many calls this spring about "orphaned" wildlife.Syrigos works at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson...
Stop Crimes before They Start
The House of Representatives took a major step last Thursday toward making America safer. We passed a comprehensive anti-crime bill that, for the very first time, approaches the problem on both fronts - punishment and prevention.For far too long, violent...
Taiwanese Jet Crashes in Japan, Killing 261 No Warning Given, Says 1 of 10 Survivors
A Taiwanese jetliner crashed and burned while trying to land at an airport in central Japan on Tuesday night, killing 261 people and narrowly missing a nearby housing area.Ten people survived.Minutes before the crash, the pilot of the China Airlines...
The Day We Booed Nixon - without Quite Knowing Why
MANY YEARS AGO, some friends came by my apartment and asked if I wanted to go downtown and boo the president.Sure, I said. Why not?After all, it wasn't every day that Richard Nixon came to Phoenix. So we went downtown to the hotel where Nixon was scheduled...
The Power of Love Wedding-Vow Renewal Brings Truce in Re-Enactment of Civil War Battle
Love and war came together over the past weekend at the Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, near Defiance.Civil War re-enactors there took a break from their battles to attend a wedding at the village's tiny chapel.Barbara and Stanley Prater of...
The Slippery Business of Teaching Values and Virtues
WHEN I REALIZED that I needed to teach my children values, in addition to how to cut their meat and how to ride a two-wheeler, I did what over-involved mothers such as me usually do.I bought a book.I bought "The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral...
Thinness: The Dancer's Disease Profession Encourages Eating Disorders
AN UNHEALTHY thinness may not simply be an occupational hazard for ballet dancers. Some researchers fear that it may also be an occupational disease.One report finds many dancers have eating disorders.However, the study also indicates that dancers' problems...
This Week in ... 1944
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944 and Fridays on 1964. In The Standings: The Cardinals finished the week with a four-game winning...
Tobacco Unit Sold to B.a.T. American Brands to Get $1 Billion
In a move that would strengthen its position as the nation's third-biggest tobacco company, B.A.T. Industries PLC said Tuesday that it had agreed to buy the American Tobacco Co. from American Brands for $1 billion in cash.The transaction, subject to...
Tossup: Howell North, Nerinx Hall Battle to a 0-0 Tie
In most cases, a tie with highly regarded Nerinx Hall would be celebrated. But Francis Howell North soccer coach Dan Hogan knew his team was capable of more."I just didn't think our heads were in the game today," Hogan said after the scoreless draw Monday...
Undercover Policewoman Arrests Two Padres in NY
Two San Diego Padres players were arrested Tuesday for allegedly propositioning undercover policewomen on a Manhattan street corner often frequented by prostitutes.Pitcher Scott Sanders and outfielder Derek Bell were arrested around 2 a.m. on a misdemeanor...
Union Electric Unconcerned about Callaway Fire Retardant
Union Electric Co.'s costs will "not be material" to compensate for potential problems with a fire retardant in its Callaway Nuclear Power Plant, the utility's president, Charles W. Mueller said Tuesday.Mueller was responding to questions at Union Electric's...
Urbani Runs the Gamut, Goes South Reliever-Turned-Starter on His Way to Louisville
When Tom Urbani left Busch Stadium on Monday night, he assumed he would be in the Cardinals' starting rotation, with righthander Rick Sutcliffe having suffered torn fibers in his left hamstring in that night's game.Urbani was half-right. He's in the...
Visitors to Hospital Aren't Always Therapeutic
Dear Abby: Having been a patient in various hospitals, I have learned that very few people know how to visit the sick and comfort them. They usually come at the wrong time and sit in positions that make it awkward for the patient to see them. Some visitors...
Watching out for Dryness Can Help Nail Splitting
Dear Dr. Donohue: I would like some information on why a person's fingernails split. Sometimes, mine grow real nice and then they will start splitting again. Any ideas on this?Dryness is as tough on nails as it is on skin. Perhaps your nail splitting...
Will Salvador's Election Kill Peace?
To no one's surprise, Armando Calderon Sol of the rightist ARENA party won Sunday's run-off presidential election in El Salvador. This time Mr. Calderon won about 68 percent of the vote, although less than half of the electorate voted. He will be inaugurated...
Witch Hunt Tactics in Tobacco Inquiry
Even when I was a smoker, I knew smoking to be a messy and offensive habit. And expensive - not just in the cost of the weed, but also in the damage it causes, from holes in clothing to holes in the ground where houses once stood. At some point it became...
Woman Is Sentenced in Shooting at Clinic
A woman who admitted shooting an abortion doctor outside his clinic last summer drew a sentence Tuesday of almost 11 years.Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon, 38, of Grants Pass, Ore., was convicted March 25 of attempted murder in the attack on Dr. George Tiller,...
Women Talking Back: It's a New Ballgame
I WAS enjoying a green and golden spring evening: tender green leaves, soft golden light, yellow flowers.It was a regular nature session. Until a couple of creeps mentioned an unnatural act.There were two of them, sitting on South Grand by the bus stop....
You Can't Pick a Bad Program from These 3
Integrated software, which combines several functions such as word processing, spreadsheet and database, has never caught on with consumers the way stand-alone programs have.Yet now that Windows has taken over most of our PCs, the hottest software packages...

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