St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 1, 1995

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50 Show Up to Talk at Town Meeting
How to keep Wentzville looking spiffy was one of the topics on the minds of Wentzville residents at a town-hall meeting this week.On Monday night, about 50 residents turned out at Progress Park to offer suggestions and air concerns. Among items discussed...
Ad Agencies Omnicom, Chiat/day in Merger
Advertising powerhouse Omnicom Group Inc. added another industry star to its stable Tuesday as Chiat/Day Holdings Inc. agreed to merge with Omnicom's TBWA International.The deal brings together TBWA, which handles such accounts as Absolut Vodka, Wonderbra...
Advisers Bring Reality to Cop and Doc Shows
THERE'S SOMETHING about pulling down an 80-hour week on the set of "ER" that appeals to the adrenaline junkie in Dr. Lance Gentile.As a technical adviser, writer and sometime actor for NBC's medical drama, Gentile acknowledges the show exacts its toll...
A Fresh Voice on Freddie Mac's Board
The Clinton administration couldn't have made a better choice for the board of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) than Harriett Woods. Though her work in recent years has focused on boosting the number of female elected officials, Mrs....
Aids Rises as Cause of Death Disease Is No. 1 Killer of Americans 25 to 44
AIDS is now the leading cause of death among Americans aged 25 to 44, according to new federal statistics. They show that the disease is spreading fastest among women and minorities.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that...
Alexander the Great's Tomb: It's Been Found, Team Says, at Egyptian Oasis
His illustrious life lasted only 33 years; his death launched a 2,300-year mystery. Now, after searches in three ancient lands, a riddle of the ages may have been solved: the location of Alexander the Great's tomb.A Greek archaeological team believes...
Anger Rises with Rivers Dikes Should Have Been Strengthened, Dutch Say
For centuries, the Dutch excelled at keeping their feet dry. But as tens of thousands of them fled surging rivers Tuesday, outrage grew over the persistent delays in strengthening the nation's dikes.Overzealous bureaucrats and environmentalists got equal...
Apartment Complex Fire Leaves 7 Families Homeless
A 10-unit apartment complex in Wright City was ravaged Tuesday morning by a fire that left seven families searching for a home."It's a wonder that nobody got hurt," said James Fast, who co-owns the property at 33 Warren Avenue, just off the North Service...
A Realist, Henson Gears Illini for NCAA Tournament
Two weeks ago, the Illinois basketball team was the only undefeated team in Big Ten Conference play. Now, after three consecutive losses, coach Lou Henson has all but abandoned hope of his team winning the title.In Henson's mind, what you see is what...
Bad History Lesson from the Senate
The U.S. Senate hardly had its finest hour last month when it voted 99-1 to denounce standards for teaching history. The furor the voluntary guidelines have caused is out of all proportion to their influence. Somehow, they have seized the imagination...
Before a Hostile Crowd, Vashon Outlasts Webster
Tuesday night, the Vashon Wolverines escaped The Pit - and it wasn't the Wolverines' extraordinary fieldhouse at Grand Boulevard and Bell Avenue in the city.Facing the Webster Groves Statesmen, Vashon was at the mercy of one of its toughest road opponents...
Behavioral Disorders
The murder of Christine Smetzer and the arrest of a fellow McCluer North High School freshman have highlighted a series of difficult problems posed by special education. If a student's misbehavior is caused by a disability, at what point should he be...
Bond Pushing Bill to Delay Regulations on Wetlands
In the drive to protect Missouri's wetlands, hundreds of parcels of farmland are scheduled to get new wetlands designations from the government next month. But those formal designations would be put on hold at least until August under new legislation...
`Brash Bruce' Did Exactly What He Said He Would Do
AT FIRST BLUSH, Bruce Bradley's final call-in show on KETC (Channel 9) resembled a skit on "Saturday Night Live."So the Republicans want to cut funding for Public Television, do they? They think it's too liberal, do they?And then you'd cut to Bradley's...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Class Problems Outweigh Race, Andrew Young Says</P><P>The Rev. Andrew Young came to St. Louis University on Tuesday, collected an honorary doctor of laws degree and spoke of integration.</P><P>"It takes growth,...
Briefs
WORLD JAPAN Enola Gay Exhibit Dismays Bomb Survivors</P><P>Japanese officials and survivors of the atomic bomb reacted with dismay Tuesday to news that the Smithsonian Institution would drastically scale back its exhibit concerning...
Bst Means More Milk for 99% of Users
On the first anniversary of its U.S. launch, a controversial Monsanto Co. drug has produced more milk for more than 99 percent of farmers using the product, the company said Tuesday.Monsanto said this translates into an extra 10 pounds of milk per day...
Bucks' Baker Beats Buzzer and Dallas
Vin Baker, named to the All-Star roster earlier in the day, hit a 3-pointer with 2.8 seconds left to boost the Milwaukee Bucks past the Dallas Mavericks 107-105 Tuesday night.Glenn Robinson, the top pick in last summer's draft, scored a career-high 38...
Burger, Fries and Rock
At fast food restaurants everywhere, the standard hard-sell approach has long been a familiar one: "Would you like fries with that?"But in recent months, that pitch was much more likely to be, "Would you like a compact disc or cassette with that?"Last...
Campaign Laws Can Confuse Even Enforcers Donation Limits Passed by Voters Put on Hold
With Proposition A's strict contribution limits in the courts and lots of area elections set for March and April, what's a candidate to do?It depends on where the candidate lives.If the candidate lives in the city of St. Louis, he or she can rest easy....
CD Clubbed Best of the Student Press
After being courted for two years, I finally gave in last month. Yes, a friend of mine got me to join his CD club. "Sounds good," I thought. "I'm going to buy music somewhere anyway, right?"A few months ago, the first shipment of CDs came. There were...
Clinton Engineers Plan to Rescue Mexican Peso
Facing unyielding opposition in Congress, President Bill Clinton scrapped a $40 billion rescue package for Mexico on Tuesday and hurriedly assembled a substitute package."We cannot risk further delay," Clinton explained.Racing against what the White...
"Come into My Web,' Said Prodigy to a Guy
In the race to give millions of on-line customers full access to the Internet, Prodigy has leapfrogged the competition by providing its Windows users with software that allows them to cruise the Net's most exciting feature, the World Wide Web.It's not...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONJeremy Roenick's never-ending struggle to get a new contract - he wants $32 million over eight years - has the rumor mill churning again. Boston would love to get him, but the only three Bruins who can play (Adam Oates, Ray Bourque and...
Cupples Project Demands Teamwork Study Foresees Revenue of $30 Million Annually
A partnership of government and commercial interests is needed to develop the long-vacant Cupples Station warehouses downtown.That was the conclusion of a $160,000 study by St. Louis developer McCormack Baron & Associates.The study was unveiled Tuesday...
Cyclones Blown Away by Tigers
After flickering and ebbing for weeks, the University of Missouri basketball team improbably revived itself on Monday night with a rousing victory at impregnable Hilton Coliseum.With scalding second-half shooting, the 18th-ranked Tigers used a 19-5 run...
Defense Pays Lady Lions Rack Up a Pair of Victories to Put Record at 12-10, 5-0 in League
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team isn't exactly where it wants to be, but it's getting closer.The Lady Lions improved to 12-10 overall and to 5-0 atop the American Midwest Conference with a pair of victories late last week. Lindenwood beat...
Democrats Ask to Join Motor Voter Suit
What once seemed a simple proposal to turn out more voters is splitting wide open here in a partisan debate over money and politics.Last week, the U.S. Justice Department sued the state of Illinois for refusing to follow the federal motor voter law,...
Detective Says O.J.'S Wife Was Bruised, Hysterical
With photos of a bruised Nicole Brown Simpson projected on a screen, a detective told jurors Tuesday in the O.J. Simpson murder trial how she collapsed in his arms early on New Year's Day of 1989.Detective John Edwards, among the first prosecution witnesses,...
Devils Top Sabres for First Win
Bill Guerin used screens from Buffalo defensemen to beat Dominik Hasek twice, and the New Jersey Devils got their first win of the season with a 2-1 decision over the Sabres on Tuesday night.The win in the final home opener of the lockout-delayed season...
Don't Restrict Infant to Diet Short on Fat
SUPPOSE THAT in the last four months, you had doubled your body weight. (I know, I know. The holidays are over and you think that maybe you have.) Do you think people would be talking about how great you look? Do you think your doctor would say, thank...
Drug Unit Reports on Investigations, Costs, Recoveries
The St. Charles County-Warren County drug unit conducted 405 investigations last year, made 234 drug purchases and conducted searches authorized under 96 search warrants.The information was provided in a year-end report by Paul West, commander of the...
Duchesne Boys Clobber Fort Zumwalt South 70-39
The Duchesne High Pioneers were in high gear Monday night. Fort Zumwalt South wasn't.The host Pioneers raced by South 70-39 in a Gateway Athletic Conference boys basketball contest Monday. Duchesne led 22-6 after one quarter, 40-14 by halftime and 56-29...
Family Briefs
A healthy relationship: It's not your mate's responsibility to "make you whole." So says actress Susan Sarandon in a Movieline mag chat on living happily ever after with Tim Robbins. "It's the other person's responsibility to make you laugh, to read...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:</P><P>Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (PG) - Above-average wildlife yarn, with a young boy lost in a dense forest after a shipwreck. He encounters plenty of scary obstacles, but the violence...
FBI Trying to Protect Its Image, Says Defense Lawyer in NY Bombing
Embarrassed by its failure to heed warnings of a plot to bomb the World Trade Center, the FBI orchestrated a case against 12 Muslims to salvage its reputation, a defense attorney argued Tuesday.John Jacobs leveled the accusations in the second day of...
Feeling like a Spy with Piles of Post-Its
I PATTED my trenchcoat pocket to make sure. It was still there - the finest miniature available. Smaller than a pack of cigarettes, but capable of holding hundreds of names, numbers, and other vital information.The Post-it note is now the tool of the...
Ferguson-Florissant Board Discusses Killing
The Ferguson-Florissant School Board met in a special closed session for at least 2 1/2 hours Tuesday night with faculty and staff to discuss last week's murder of a student.Officials refused to discuss the content of the meeting in any detail. The meeting...
Firm's Profit Soars 74 Pct. in Quarter Insituform to Open Plant Here
Insituform Mid-America plans to open a production plant here to make Paltem, a product for fixing pressurized water or gas pipelines, Chairman Jerome Kalishman said Tuesday.Kalishman mentioned the new plant while reporting that Insituform's profit rose...
Gingrich Invites You to Point out `the Truly Stupid'
Bugged by a bureaucrat? Riled at a regulation? Mad about a mandate? Then queue up at the Capitol for Corrections Day, the newest brainstorm of House Speaker Newt Gingrich.Gingrich, R-Ga., said he was looking for federal requirements "so dumb you wouldn't...
Gingrich Offers States Medicaid, Welfare Control
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., told the nation's governors Tuesday that he wants to give their states the freedom to run their own welfare and health care programs for the poor for the next five years."I am prepared to trust the states for five...
GM Shares Wealth after It Produces Highest Profit Ever
General Motors Corp.'s 1994 profits were the highest ever for the world's largest automaker, and improved performance in its North American operations will produce profit-sharing checks for 365,000 employees.GM's 1994 net earnings were $4.9 billion,...
Gop: New Dress for Success Is Guarded-Old-Proper
VINYL HOT PANTS. Beaded bustiers. Feathers. Thongs. Cleavage!Say goodbye to all that.They're out, outre, gone. The Republicans are back.Read their lips: No more rubber dresses ever! (Or at least until the next election.)The Grand Old Party swept back...
Holocaust Survivors Back Teaching Bill
Holocaust survivors rolled up their shirt sleeves to reveal arms branded with numbers while pleading with senators to mandate teaching in high school about the Nazi extermination of Jews."1-7-8-5-5-4," said Sam Sanders, his arm raised to display a numerical...
House Tries to Shield Some Federal Regulations from Lawsuits
The House acted Tuesday to limit the impact of lawsuits that might result from passage of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.The act would limit Congress' practice of imposing programs on local governments without sending the money along to pay for them.As...
How Frontiere Decided to Kill Rams in La
Have you heard about Leigh Steinberg's loony conspiracy theory?The leader of the group "Save the Rams" is accusing team owner Georgia Frontiere and club President John Shaw of deliberately alienating fans for the purpose of meeting National Football...
In Politics, a First Impression Tends to Last
BAD IMPRESSIONS are hard to erase, as any hard-luck job seeker or suitor can attest.On a much bigger scale, the same holds true for presidents - and presidential wannabes.As it stands now, for President Bill Clinton to win re-election in 1996, "he doesn't...
It Matters: Itty-Bitty Particle May Be Solution to Massive Problem
PARTICLES SO SLIGHT they were thought to have no mass at all may be some of the most consequential matter in the universe.They are probably much more abundant and substantial than all the ordinary matter in planets, stars and galaxies.Scientists at Los...
Janney Passes Test, Passes for 2 Assists
Craig Janney's adaptation of coach Mike Keenan's hockey philosophy seemed a roaring success Tuesday in the Blues' 7-2 victory over Anaheim at Kiel Center.After sitting out two games, and withstanding considerable media attention, Janney made an impressive...
Jayhawks Run Away from Buffs for 5th Win in a Row
Third-ranked Kansas shook off a sluggish start to beat Colorado 99-77 Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan. Freshman Billy Thomas led the Jayhawks with 15 points.The win was the fifth in a row for the Jayhawks, who handed Connecticut its first loss of the...
Jayhawks Run Away from Buffs for 5th Win in Row
Third-ranked Kansas shook off a sluggish start to beat Colorado 99-77 Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan., for its fifth win in a row.Kansas had 11 turnovers in the first half and led only 38-34 at intermission. But the Jayhawks went on a 10-1 run early...
Kansas Coach: Job Stress `Kind of like a Sickness'
Roy Williams has won 174 games and been to two NCAA Tournament Final Fours in six-plus seasons at the University of Kansas. But this is how he thinks most of the time:"Do more, do more, do more," Williams said. "It's kind of like a sickness almost."It's...
Kirkwood Pastor in Motion: Nuptials, Pulpit, Blues Band
IN THE WINGS: The perpetual motion man, the Rev. Bruce Davis, senior pastor of Kirkwood United Methodist Church, took time off to wed the charming Nancy Schafer, senior pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in Ballwin. After a honeymoon on the West...
Land Owner Sues over Failed Casino Deal
The owner of riverfront land in Maryland Heights has sued Players International Inc., charging that the firm failed to pursue a casino license for the site and instead conspired to develop a competing site.Roy W. Fischer Jr. is seeking $15 million in...
Laperriere Checks in for First Goal, Victory
And you thought Ron Caron was a busy general manager.Blues coach Mike Keenan, who also succeeded Caron as general manager, kept the turnstiles and the travel agents busy again Tuesday."Yes, I was surprised," said rookie center Ian Laperriere, up on the...
Lions Split Road Games: `We've Had Our Troubles Away from Home . . .'
"When we come to play, we can compete with the teams on our schedule," Lindenwood College men's basketball coach Rick Kestner said. "But when we don't come to play, it can get pretty ugly."The Lions saw a little of each extreme in games last week, losing...
Living Smart Automatic Home May Be in Reach of More People
Running the dishwasher at 3 o'clock in the morning may not strike you as being part of the American dream, but in the near future it may qualify.It offers possibilities of getting electricity at cheaper off-peak rates. If you buy off-peak electricity...
Matthews, Other Area Players Set to Sign
The big day has finally arrived for Francis Howell North senior Karnell Matthews.Early this morning, Matthews will sign his letter-of-intent to accept a football scholarship to the University of Nebraska, the reigning national champion."We already have...
Meat, Poultry Plants May Get Tighter Rules
Meat and poultry plants would have to reduce bacteria that kill as many as 4,000 people a year under rules outlined Tuesday by the Agriculture Department.For the first time, slaughterhouses and processing plants would have to measure the amount of harmful...
Midnite Basketball Offers Women a Chance to Play
Kirsten Staples wasn't exactly bad growing up.But Staples got into her share of scrapes in school. She can recall a couple of school suspensions, making her the kind of young person the city's new Midnite Basketball program for women is trying to reach.Young...
More Guns Are Not the Answer
Once again, in Missouri and nationwide, people who say they are trying to fight crime want to put more guns on the street. The issue in Jefferson City, for the fourth year in a row, is allowing Missourians to carry concealed weapons. In Washington, members...
Morning Briefing
Airlines Spring For More Fare Cuts This SpringMajor airlines are cutting fares as much as 35 percent for spring travel in the United States and several other destinations. The U.S. discounts, launched late Monday by Northwest Airlines, cover travel between...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Just when you thought the money was getting out of hand in professional sports in this country, along come these bits of tid from the wunnerful world of soccer elsewhere in the world:ROMARIO, a k a RO-MARRRRRRRRRRRIO! In World Cup play, moving from Barcelona...
Morris' Clutch Shot Carries New Jersey to Late Victory
Charles Barkley is used to hitting big shots to help his team win. For New Jersey's Chris Morris, the experience is a bit more unfamiliar.But Morris came through in the clutch Monday night, hitting an 18-foot turnaround jumper with 4.7 seconds left to...
Most Lobbyists Escape Public Scrutiny
Will the real lobbying scandal please stand up? As Congress recently considered cutting funds for public broadcasting, a number of Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio stations urged concerned listeners to get in touch with their representatives...
Mu Set to Reap a Top Harvest Football Recruiting Class Called `a Step in the Right Direction'
Rabid University of Missouri football recruitniks already have deemed it the most lustrous batch of prospects since the late 1970s, when Al Onofrio and his staff wooed the likes of Kellen Winslow and Eric Wright to Columbia."Even if it isn't," said recruiting...
`New-Look' Blues Cook in 7-2 Win Janney and Laperriere Play Key Roles vs. Sitting Ducks
Something old, something new, something borrowed . . . and all Blues.The marriage of all these ingredients made for an improbably explosive evening as the Blues demolished the defensively renowned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 7-2 Tuesday at Kiel Center.The...
Nibbling Away: Ducks Becoming Kings of La
Southern California hockey fans are seeing a fascinating contrast with their two National Hockey League teams.The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim have youth, budding skill, enthusiasm, a palacial new arena, unlimited resources and perpetual sellouts. The Los...
Nurse Up on Lawyers, Down on Doctors
Dear Ann Landers: You recently blasted the "once noble profession of law" for having sunk to a new low. Has it occurred to you that for every money-grubbing plaintiff attorney, there is also an attorney on the other side, trying to prevent such ludicrous...
Officers Threaten Suit over City Exam Group Leader Vows to Take Action If Test Results Voided
Some St. Louis police officers who fared well in a recent promotional test will sue if the Police Board throws out the results because of fear a stolen test compromised the exam.Officer Ron Oldani, president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association,...
Officials to Review Revised Plan on Housing, Hold Public Hearing
Residents of St. Charles will have two more chances to weigh in on a proposal that would fit up to 135 houses between the Runnymede and Governor's Place subdivisions.The St. Charles Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special meeting Feb. 13 to...
On the House: There's No Place like a TV Home
UP IN Minneapolis, reports The New York Times, a pair of newcomers moving in from Michigan bought a lovely Victorian house with turrets and gables. They didn't know at the time that they were also buying an American cultural shrine.The house, you see,...
Parade Magazine Player of Year Leads off Illinois' Recruiting List
Illinois football coach Lou Tepper is forbidden by NCAA rules from talking publicly about Chris Redman - the high school quarterback sensation from Louisville.Yet the typically unpretentious Tepper had to be tickled proud, maybe even treated himself...
Parasite Whirls Trout, Worries Anglers
Myxobolus cerebralis may be just so much Latin to most of us, but for trout anglers and five trout hatcheries operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation it spells potential disaster.Myxobolus cerebralis is a parasite that is fatal to young trout....
Parents: Like, Embarrassing
MIA, CANDID 16-year-old offspring of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, told "A Current Affair" that when her 46-year-old father "stands there and he's groping himself, it disgusts me."Well, la-di-da. Big Deal.I am so sick of celebrities' kids grabbing...
People
TV's VANNA WHITE suffered a miscarriage late last week in Las Vegas. A spokeswoman says White, 37, is "emotionally broken, but her health is fine." She and her husband, George SantoPietro, have a 7-month-old son. A couple of chips off the rock scene:-...
Peru-Ecuador Feud Dates Back a Half-Century Border Treaty Left out Disputed Area
SOLDIERS FROM two South American nations fight over a stretch of rugged, jungle-covered land inhabited only by the soldiers themselves and an isolated Indian tribe.It sounds like a throwback to an earlier time. And, in a way, it is.The fighting that...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: FATAL ACCIDENTSSt. Louis County: Donald V. Simmonds, 62, was killed Tuesday afternoon...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSt. Louis: Zachary Marshall, Jerome Williams and Darryl Price, all...
Psls May Already Be over Goal Fans Inc. Is Urging Fans Not to Delay Mailing Applications
The good news is that FANS Inc. has likely surpassed its goal of selling 46,000 personal seat licenses in the domed football stadium.It's also the bad news for those who won't get the seat of their choice or who end up on a waiting list for PSLs.Chances...
Psls May Already Be over Goal Fans Inc. Is Urging Fans Not to Delay Mailing Applications
The good news is that FANS Inc. has probably surpassed its goal of selling 46,000 personal seat licenses in the domed football stadium.It's also the bad news for those who won't get the seat of their choice or who end up on a waiting list for PSLs.Chances...
Quarry Is Proposed as Site for Casino but Two County Officials Oppose the Idea
St. Louis County soon may see a proposal for a riverboat gambling boat at the Bussen Quarry property on the Mississippi River just south of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.But two key county officials are cool to the idea, saying they want to make sure...
Ranting Ignores Facts on Race and Crime
During the broadcast of the program, "Common Sense?" on Channel 9 last Thursday, host Bruce Bradley erupted on the subject of race and crime. Bradley blamed most violent crime in the nation and in St. Louis on young black males, whom he refers to as...
Readers Speak Up for the Rights of the Kids
Dear Abby: I agree with you that, traditionally, older children have been expected to look after their younger siblings - as well as shovel snow, mow the lawn and rake the leaves. However, just because it's traditional doesn't make it right. It's not...
Recognizing Job Burnout
Some years ago, I enrolled in the Founding Fathers School of Citizen Politics. Believing that it's a good idea to rotate people in and out of public life, I signed up for term limits.Well, maybe it's a perverse streak. But just as the whole country has...
Scars on Lungs Are like Some Protective Packing
Dear Dr. Donohue: My mother died at 84 of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. I am 64 and have some on my lungs also. There are some restrictions in my breathing, and I cough sometimes, but I function almost at a normal pace. What will be done?Dear Dr....
Secret Life Unveiled in Poisoning Trial
When James Boley was trying to kill his wife with arsenic in September 1993, he also led a double life that he kept secret from family, co-workers and friends, authorities say.Boley, 44, a teacher from the Sappington area, is accused of first-degree...
Shanahan Hired by Broncos 49ers Top Aide Gets 5 Years, $6 Million
Mike Shanahan, architect of the offense that carried the San Francisco 49ers to victory in the Super Bowl, was hired Tuesday night as coach of the Denver Broncos.Shanahan, who emerged as the hottest coaching prospect in the league during the 49ers' Super...
Sharks Win 4th in a Row by Edging 'Hawks
The San Jose Sharks may be off to the best start in their brief history, but coach Kevin Constantine is wise enough to realize they're far from the best team in the San Francisco Bay area.The Sharks beat Chicago 2-1 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive...
Slip of Tongue Sets off Alarms
Let's be clear about what is behind the condemnation of House Majority Leader Dick Armey and his "slip of the tongue" reference to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., as "Barney Fag." The uproar isn't over offensive speech. It's about diverting public attention...
Slu Bench Helps Jockey Billikens Past Chicago State
Even the best players fancy themselves as basketball fans. St. Louis University's regulars got to kick back and enjoy rooting their favorite team to victory Monday night.St. Louis University.Seven Billikens scored in double figures and all 11 players...
Snapple Is Liquid Gold . . . . . . for Quirky and All-Natural Spokeswoman
WENDY KAUFMAN burst into a small room in the student center on the Bronx campus of Fordham University, lugging a case of fruit drink. "I'm going to have a heart attack!" she exclaimed as she dropped the case onto a table and gazed at the 25 wide-eyed...
Sports Shorts
End Baseball Strike Or Else, Senator Says</P><P>Congress could settle the baseball strike with legislation if players and owners don't resolve it soon, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday.</P><P>The...
Sports Shorts End Baseball Strike or Else, Senator Says
Congress could settle the baseball strike with legislation if players and owners don't resolve it soon, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday.The chairman, Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has pressed for a review of the owners' antitrust exemption....
Stock Buyback Plan Gives Ibma Boost
IBM's board of directors moved to boost the price of the computer company's stock Tuesday by voting to repurchase up to $2.5 billion shares on the open market.The board decided against a second share-boosting move - increasing its dividend. The 25 cent-per-quarter...
Stuff to Do Today
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAYWeen: A band of geniuses in the mold of Captain Beefheart or novelty crackpots in the tradition of Ray Stevens? Critics never straddle the fence when the subject is the pop group Ween.Mississippi...
Super TV Ad Jumps into Homes
You know it's been a bad Super Bowl when all anybody's talking about afterward is TV commercials.One in particular seemed to catch the public's eye in Sunday's 49-26 rout by the San Francisco 49ers of the San Diego Chargers. Fortunately, it was early...
Suspect Is Freed, Attacked He Is Beaten by Boyfriend of Crash Victim
On Monday, after a St. Louis County judge freed a man accused in a fatal drunken driving accident, the victim's boyfriend followed him from the courtroom and broke two of his ribs.On Tuesday, County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch refused to...
The Buddy System Deputies in St. Charles Have a Fan, a Friend
Eleven-year-old Bill Harms Jr. could have asked for a trip to Disney World or for a visit with Michael Jordan.Instead, when a charity that helps children with life-threatening illnesses asked the St. Charles County boy what he wanted, he requested something...
The Metro Area's 10 Most Highly Recruited Football Players
For the seventh year, the Post-Dispatch has compiled a list of the 10 area football recruits who garnered the most attention. The rankings are based not on how they played in high school or honors received as seniors, rather on how hotly they were recruited...
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