St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 2, 1995

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250,000 Flee Dutch Flooding Netherlands Has to Send Riot Police to Enforce Evacuation Order
Flooding rivers have forced almost 250,000 Dutch from their homes.On Wednesday, the evacuees clogged highways, creating traffic jams several miles long, in their rush to high ground with only what they could carry in their cars and trucks. Livestock...
28% Increase for Trash Pickup Would Allow Extra Recycling
Voters in University City will decide April 4 whether they're willing to pay 28 percent more for trash collection in return for extra recycling.Residents now pay $8.25 a household each month for trash pickup and maintenance of refuse carts. The measure,...
2-Time State Champ Borgia Not Missing Beat
Three starters are gone from the Borgia High boys team that gave the school its second successive Missouri Class 3A basketball title in March. But the Knights are thriving again as one of the state's top teams, boasting a 20-1 record.The since-graduated...
30 Years Later, Its Mystique Still Wears Thin
OHHH NO. NO WAY. Forget about it.You won't get me back in one of those things no matter what euphemism you use. Call it a body-shaper, a tummy trimmer, a miracle suit, a bottom-molder. You can't fool me with your pretty words. That thing is a GIRDLE.If...
34-Year-Old Dream to Ride Shuttle
IF ALL GOES AS it should, Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins will be in a position Friday to look down on the rest of us.Collins is the first American woman to go into space as a pilot. She is second-in-command aboard the space shuttle Discovery, bound...
$37,000 Project Planned for St. Charles Rock Road
Breckenridge Hills is asking for community support to help make its planned beautification and widening of St. Charles Rock Road a reality.The $347,000 project is scheduled to begin in May and finish in 1997. The 1.6-mile stretch of road to be improved...
Aids Dementia: The New Enemy Patients Are Living Longer, Giving Virus Time to Invade the Brain
A deadly enemy has emerged in the battle against AIDS.It is called AIDS dementia, and it robs people of their memory, their energy and, finally, their lives.Drugs are helping AIDS patients live longer, but they're also giving the AIDS virus more time...
A Jazzy Connection
ASA HARRIS and Julie Heifetz-Klueh are soul sisters. "In This House of Jazz" is their story.It's a story about a light-skinned black woman who grew up in a household where jazz ran as freely as water. It's a story told by a blue-eyed Jewish woman who...
Annexation's Only One of 3 Choices for Voters
Chesterfield wants to annex 3.2 square miles along its southern edge.The residents of the area will be asked to vote to join the city on Tuesday. But they'll have two other choices. They can vote to become part of the proposed city of Wildwood or they...
Baby Richard Case Goes to High Court Justices to Weigh Adoptive Parents' Request
The battle for Baby Richard went to the full U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, with the 3 1/2-year-old boy's adoptive parents clinging to hope that the justices would bar handing him over to his biological father.Justice Sandra Day O'Connor asked the...
Battle Continues over Trustee's Seat the Ruckus Has Two Members Vowing Not to Seek Re-Election in April Balloting
As an ousted member of the Riverview Board of Trustees is struggling to regain her seat, two other members are counting the minutes until their terms expire in April.Trustees Jean Wolford and Richard L. Stevens will not seek re-election.Chairman Elizabeth...
Battle of the Wives Traps Man in Middle
Dear Ann Landers: Here's a new one for you. First, let me say I am divorced and the father of three wonderful children. I love them very much, and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. At present, I am with them about three days a week.Recently,...
Billkens Hope Cincy Gets Tied Up Tighter Than a Mummy at Pyramid
The race for the Great Midwest Conference championship still involves three teams, thanks to St. Louis University's victory over Cincinnati on Saturday.The next important hurdle comes Friday, when Cincinnati plays at Memphis.Memphis (4-1 in the league)...
Blaze Guts Future for Two Schools Arson Covered Burglary, but Damage Destroyed Plans for Improvements
Theria Jackson, the librarian at Martin Luther King Junior High School in Centreville, could only shake her head and sigh after she looked at the devastation caused by a fire in the school's library early Wednesday.</P><P>"We were beginning...
Board Approves $11 Million Budget Commission Grants $1,000 Pay Increase for 500 Employees, Adding Four More
The Jefferson County Commission has approved a budget topping $11 million for this year.It includes a pay increase of $1,000 a year for the county's more than 500 employees.The budget also calls for the addition of four employees and sets aside money...
Books on Tape
"THE HOPE" A novel by Herman Wouk (12 hours, abridged, Audio Renaissance, $29.95)</P><P>In the early days of Israel, when the tiny country was fighting for its very existence, few thought it would survive. Considering the forces working...
Bozon Gets Walking Papers; Blues Buy out His Contract
When the Blues reported for their physicals Jan. 13, winger Philippe Bozon was one of the happiest players on the team."Who wouldn't be happy to be back?" he asked, flashing a wide smile as he walked into Kiel Center for the first time after the National...
Briefs
BELLEVILLE Peerless Boilermakers Ratify Labor Contract</P><P>The 114 members of Boilermakers Local 4 who work at Peerless-Premier Appliance Co. in Belleville were back at work Wednesday after ratifying a contract that ended a 10-day...
Briefs
WASHINGTON White House Blue Room Gets A RefurbishingThe White House unveiled a new, bluer Blue Room on Wednesday.Plans for the renovation began in 1990 when the Committee for Preservation of the White House recommended that the Blue Room be refurbished...
Briefs
TERRORIST TRIAL Prosecutor Says Sheik Is A Very Wealthy ManSheik Omar Abdel-Rahman was not a humble cleric but a powerful terrorist who had hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank, the prosecution said Wednesday.Twelve Muslims are accused of planning...
Briefs/metro
WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY Fire District OKs $10,000 For Ads On Salary Dispute</P><P>The Chesterfield Fire Protection District will spend up to $10,000 on public relations to get across the district's side of a dispute with firefighters on...
Candidates Fill Ballots for School Board Seats
School board races are shaping up across the area now that the deadline to be on the April 4 ballot has passed.The greatest number of candidates will be in the Fort Zumwalt School District. Eleven people filed the necessary papers by the deadline of...
Chaminade Vote Shy; Field Will Stay Dark Panel's Denial of Light Request Upheld
Chaminade College Preparatory School was one vote short of getting lights on its soccer field in a preliminary decision by the Creve Coeur City Council last week.The council approved a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission to deny the...
City Balks at Removal of Dirt, as Agreed, until Plans Revealed
Drew Kuenneke says he wants only the dirt that is coming to him. But some aldermen in Valley Park are not wild about the idea.In February 1994, Kuenneke sold to Valley Park 28 acres near the intersection of Vance and Hanna roads for use as a park. Valley...
Coat, Ties, Briefs . . . Who Knows What's Next?
I DON'T remember looking forward to the mail delivery as much as I have the last week.Every day promises to be as exciting as Christmas morning or an Easter egg hunt.It began when a nice widow lady in Arizona read about my wife's disgust with my old...
Coming to Town
HERE ARE some of the touring acts scheduled to perform here in coming weeks. AMERICAN THEATRE (9th and St. Charles streets, 291-7600) March 17: The Newsboys CICERO'S (6510 Delmar Blvd., 862-0009. Shows start at 10 p.m.) Feb. 11: Autumn Clock, ...
County Budget's Red Ink May Not Be Serious
The red ink expected in the general fund in St. Charles County's new budget may be less serious than it appears, says County Council Chairman Carl Bearden, R-7th District.Bearden finds justification for an increase in the county's expenditures.In a message...
County Officials Assail Page Avenue Extension
Officials from west St. Louis County say a recent traffic study does little to reassure them that the Page Avenue Extension would benefit any of their cities.Instead, the officials contend that the project will increase gridlock on major roadways.Mayor...
D.C. in Deep Trouble, Mayor Tells Congress
Mayor Marion Barry warned Wednesday that the finances of the nation's capital are in such bad shape that the city could slip $1 billion into debt by the end of 1995. And one key lawmaker warned that Congress might be forced to seize control of the city's...
Delivery of Fliers, Calendars Draws Candidate Protest
Trustee Isaiah Johnson of Velda Village Hills is under fire because of calendars and campaign fliers delivered to residents.Each of the 468 houses in Velda Village Hills received on the doorstep a white envelope containing a 1995 calendar from the village...
Dress Code: The New Casualness Calls for More Sport Coats
WEATHERMAN Willard Scott, Kramer of "Seinfeld" and the stereotypical used-car salesman: What do the three have in common?Loud, obnoxious, in-your-face sport coats.After being muscled aside by the power suits of the '80s, sport coats are back - but not,...
Drug Eases Struggle for Man with Dementia
Daniel Liebman smiled as his father joked about his forgetting to vacuum their condominium in south St. Louis County.Even though Liebman, 29, suffers from AIDS dementia, he and his father consider themselves lucky. An experimental drug, D4T, has helped...
Edgar's Finances Sitting Pretty after Race Netsch Owes Her Husband $1.17 Million
Gov. Jim Edgar ended his successful campaign with more than $8 million in spending in its final months and still had plenty of money left over. Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch ended it in debt to her husband.Republican Edgar poured $8.24 million in cash and...
Edison Brothers to Spin off Entertainment Unit
Retailer Edison Brothers Stores Inc. plans to spin off to shareholders its Dave & Buster's division - a business that pairs dining with fun and games.Edison's chairman, Andrew E. Newman, would become chairman of the newly independent company. Founders...
Estelle Harris: She's Costanza with Warmth
OK, the voice is really hers. But in person, George Costanza's continually kvetching mom on "Seinfeld" - who shrieks about "circles" on AT&T commercials with TV hubby Jerry Stiller - bears little resemblance to her on-screen character."Here's what I...
Fed Boosts Rates Again; Borrowers Will Feel It
The Federal Reserve took a bite out of borrowers' wallets Wednesday by pushing short-term interest rates up another half point.For savers, it was reason to cheer.The move means higher payments quickly for people with credit card debt and home equity...
Fireworks Heat Up Meeting Council Oks $20,000 after Tough Debate
Though the St. Charles City Council quietly passed several major bills Tuesday night, it broke into spirited debate on whether to put up $20,000 for the July 4 fireworks display.The council finally approved the bill, 7-2. Mayor Grace M. Nichols is expected...
Fresh-Faced: Art of Youth
FROM a clear punching bag filled with orange life-preservers to the contemplative "altarpiece" titled "Tempus Omnia Revelat," the work in this invitational exhibition sponsored by Art St. Louis is exciting and fresh. The remarkable thing is that the...
Fry: Relentlessly Clever English Actor
STEPHEN FRY has a lot to say, but not very much room to say it in.The English actor/writer/comic is attached to his desk at the St. Regis by a very short telephone cord and is pacing back and forth, discussing his screenplay for "A Confederacy of Dunces."Stephen...
Gephardt Urges Business `Code' to Boost U.S. Living Standard
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt proposed a "Code of Conduct" for U.S. businesses Wednesday to raise the U.S. standard of living in the face of competition from low-paying companies in other countries.Modeled on successful corporate examples...
Gian-Tony's: One of the Bright Beacons on the Hill
THERE are new restaurants, and new names on old restaurants, and certainly some different styles of cooking, but in general, The Hill has changed the least of any St. Louis neighborhood in my time as a St. Louisan.Small houses with tidy lawns are the...
Gingrich among Few Supporting Clinton on Mexico
President Bill Clinton's decision to bypass Congress and assist Mexico by executive order may have ended a financial crisis but it has created another political burden for the White House.House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and a few senior Democrats...
Grandmother Plans Mission to Teach in Central Africa
Carol Dierker, a 60-year-old grandmother of five from Webster Groves, hopes to set out soon on a mission to Africa.Dierker is planning to go to Brazzaville, the capital of the People's Republic of the Congo in central Africa. There she will teach children...
Granite City Program Helps Families Buy First Homes
A conversation in a teachers' lounge about the economic struggle faced by so many families in Granite City has led to an apparently unique program aimed at helping people own their first home.The H.O.M.E. Foundation of Granite City proposes to buy a...
Group Backs Vote on Board of Education
MISSOURI VOTERS, not the governor, should decide who sits on the state Board of Education.So contend about 250 people who rallied on the Capitol steps Wednesday as part of a group called Missourians for Academic Excellence.And the group has some high-powered...
Group Plans Big Spending on Plaza Redevelopment
The Sansone Group plans to spare no expense in redevelopment of The Plaza at Sunset Hills, Watson Road at Lindbergh Boulevard, a company spokesman told the Board of Aldermen last week.James Sansone, vice president and general counsel of The Sansone...
Hornets, Spurs Polish off Month in Strong Fashion
For the Charlotte Hornets and San Antonio Spurs, it was a month to remember. For the Golden State Warriors, it was one to forget.A 97-88 victory over Washington on Tuesday night gave the Hornets an 11-4 record in January, the best month since the franchise...
If It Appears in Print, Then It Must Be True
Dear Percy Ross: I don't know if you are trying to buy your way into heaven or what. Your public gift-giving seems to fuel only one thing - and that's your larger-than-life ego. It is wonderful that you help people, but I'm suspect of your motivation....
Illinois Democrats Want Compassion Kept in Welfare
House Democrats have unveiled a plan to reform Illinois' welfare system. They hope their proposal will blunt a more drastic overhaul by Republicans in control of the Legislature.Flanked by over 20 legislative colleagues, Minority Leader Michael Madigan,...
Illinois Hopes to Harvest More Rice
A couple or so years must pass before it's revealed whether there's a future Simeon Rice tucked among Illinois' recruiting crop.Players like Rice, who already is being touted as an Outland Trophy candidate next season at linebacker for Illinois, don't...
Illinois Hopes to Harvest More Rice in Latest Crop
A couple or so years must pass before it's revealed whether there's a future Simeon Rice tucked among Illinois' recruiting crop.Players like Rice, who already is being touted as an Outland Trophy candidate next season at linebacker for Illinois, don't...
Inching Up: Home, Car Loan Rates to Rise, but Won't Soar
Mortgages and car loans will cost a little more. Bank deposits will pay a little more. Some business borrowers will pay a lot more.And fewer homes will be built.The Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates by one-half point will jack up consumer...
Indian Stories to Be Told at Cahokia
Comanche storyteller Evelyne Wahkinney Voelker will relate American Indian stories, myths and legends at 2 p.m. Saturday in a free program in the Interpretive Center auditorium at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville.Voelker, who...
Kennel Club Former Member Creighton Thanks Keenan for Dogging Him in Chicago
Adam Creighton can relate to what new Blues teammates Craig Janney, Jon Casey and other visitors to the Keenan Kennels have gone through.Been there, done that."I realize now, the problem wasn't Mike Keenan, the problem was me," Creighton said.Creighton's...
`Love Letters' Celebrates Half-Century of Romance
Husband and wife Beth and Kurt Knoedelseder of St. Peters will spend this Valentine's Day reading love letters that span half a century.The Knoedelseders (pronounced NADE-el SADE-er) are among five rotating couples who will portray fictional characters...
Low Potassium Causes Weakness, Irregular Heart
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have read in your column about high potassium, but never about low potassium. If you wrote about it, I missed it. I have low potassium and am taking pills, which has brought it up to normal. I am hoping for some information on this...
Madeline Eastman: Giving Old Songs New Meaning
THE blurry lines that run between carbaret and jazz singing become clearer only when a vocalist of remarkable abilities emerges. Then it becomes evident that the cabaret artist deals mostly in rote recitation while the jazz vocalist takes liberties...
Maestro Vonk Flirting with Cwe Townhouse
LINT IN MY CUFF: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's new maestro, Hans Vonk, and his wife, Jessie, are flirting with the purchase of the townhouse owned by Dr. Fred Peterson on Pershing Avenue in the Central West End. . . .Then there's the Symph's exec...
Mail-Order Seeds Sprout Well out of Grass-Roots Outlets
While many retail enterprises have grown in recent years at the expense of mom-and-pop operations, the mail-order seed business continues to flourish by staying small and finding market niches.The trade has not changed much since it was begun 117 years...
Man Is Convicted of Poisoning His Wife with Arsenic He Was `Too Calculating,' Juror Finds
While a mystery illness was slowing killing Donna Boley in September 1993, her husband was calling girlfriends in St. Louis and Columbia, Mo.Witnesses and a prosecutor Wednesday offered that picture Wednesday to a jury that convicted the husband, James...
Maple Leafs Rally to Tie Canucks 4-4
The Toronto Maple Leafs staged a furious third-period rally on goals by Mike Craig, Mike Gartner and Mike Ridley to pull out a 4-4 tie against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.Toronto players responded to contemptuous chants of "Go, Leafs, go"...
Mayor Facing 5 Challengers Nichols Seeking Unprecedented Third Term
The five people who had announced they would challenge St. Charles Mayor Grace M. Nichols in the April 4 election now are formally in the race, as filings for elective office in the city ended Tuesday.Nichols, 56, is seeking an unprecedented third consecutive...
Mayor Says D.C. Is in Big Trouble
Mayor Marion Barry warned Wednesday that the finances of the nation's capital are in such bad shape that the city could slip $1 billion into debt by the end of 1995. And one key lawmaker warned that Congress might be forced to seize control of the city's...
Mexican Officials See Many Hazards on Recovery Road
A $50 billion aid windfall promises to help Mexico overcome its pressing cash crisis; but with the economy in a free fall and inflation rising, officials concede that the real job is only just starting."The times that are ahead of us are not easy," Finance...
Mexico Rescue: Just in Time
It can justly be said that the global financial system narrowly missed striking an iceberg this week. The Mexican crisis, which threatened to sink that nation and take all of Latin America down with it - perhaps all emerging-country markets, too - has...
Mideast Leaders to Spur Talks Aimed at Peace
Trying to break the cycle of violence and revenge that has stymied chances for Middle East peace, the leaders of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the PLO will hold their first summit today.Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin will meet his main Arab peace partners...
Mild Weather May Be on Groundhog's Side
This is the big day for "Whistler," the groundhog at the St. Louis Children's Zoo. Youngsters and television weather people will gather around at 11 a.m., waiting to learn if she will see her shadow.Weather experts predict clouds and a high of 42 here,...
Money Manager Sued for Third Time Here
For a third time here, a Wall Street money manager and PaineWebber Inc. are among defendants in a multimillion-dollar suit alleging years of investment mismanagement.Plaintiffs in the latest suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, include a pension...
Morning Briefing
Ford Earnings Top GM's For Bragging Rights Of World's Carmakers</P><P>Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday reported sharply higher earnings for the fourth quarter and all of 1994, easily topping its archrival General Motors Corp. as the carmaker...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The superb ANDRE AGASSI-PETE SAMPRAS finale at the Australian Open last weekend drew a thankyouverymuch from bellicose BILL CONLIN of the Philadelphia Daily News, who expressed glee that a real rivalry finally emerged again in tennis.Barks Bill: "Tennis...
Mu Class Adding Up Nicely, Smith Says
If football coach Larry Smith agonized over the worth of his first full-fledged recruiting class at the University of Missouri, he soothed himself with thoughts of . . . the ones who wriggled away?"I looked at the people and where they went," he said,...
Municipal Candidates Begin Race
Scores of people will be on the ballot April 4 for municipal offices in the area. The deadline for filing candidacy papers in almost all cities was 5 p.m. Tuesday. ***** St. PetersTwo veteran aldermen face no competition for...
Municipal League Seeks Total Incorporation
The St. Louis County Municipal League has adopted its goals for any future boundary commission in the county.Leading the list is total incorporation of the county.A bill that would establish a new boundary commission is pending in the Missouri Senate...
Neighbors, Council Hear School Plan
The Creve Coeur City Council heard an earful in a public hearing about Westminster Christian Academy's plan for additions and improvements at the school at 10900 Ladue Road.In the three-hour hearing at the council's meeting last week, the school gave...
`New-Look' Blues Cook in 7-2 Rout Janney, Laperriere Star vs. Sitting Ducks
Something old, something new, something borrowed . . . and all Blues.A marriage of all these ingredients made for an improbably explosive Tuesday night as the Blues demolished the defensively renowned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 7-2 at Kiel Center.The something...
Nordiques Keep Pace with Pens, Stay Unbeaten
Simply perfect. Believe it or not, the Quebec Nordiques can make that claim so far, even if it is early in the season."It only looks easy because everything has been going well," Nordiques defenseman Uwe Krupp said after scoring twice in a 5-2 triumph...
Noting the Distinction between Blazers, Sports Coats
THESE DAYS, the terms blazer and sport coat are often used interchangeably by customers - and even by some clothiers. That is not surprising, because both are informal jackets and both are worn with nonmatching trousers.In addition, the distinction between...
Obituaries
Paula Cleveland</P><P>Paula "Pat" Cleveland, 58, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (Jan. 31, 1995) at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County.</P><P>Mrs. Cleveland was a secretary for 17 years at Christian Hospital...
Officials Hold to Standards for Public Works Building
The Chesterfield City Council has decided to follow its own rules in putting up a new public works building.Rather than erecting a temporary metal shed on 14 acres the city owns on Chesterfield Airport Road, as council members had decided on Jan. 9,...
O.J. Dreamt of Killing, Friend Testifies Defense Attorney Questions Depth of "Friendship"
O.J. Simpson said after his ex-wife's slaying that he had had dreams of killing her, a friend testified Wednesday. But the witness, Ronald Shipp, said he didn't tell police earlier because he "didn't want to go down as the person who nailed O.J.""I loved...
O.J. Dreamt of Killing, Friend Testifies Defense Attorney Questions Depth of `Friendship'
O.J. Simpson said after his ex-wife's slaying that he had had dreams of killing her, a friend testified Wednesday. But the witness, Ronald Shipp, said he didn't tell police earlier because he "didn't want to go down as the person who nailed O.J.""I loved...
Outlook for Mexican Bailout Darkens over Long Term Economists Call Loans `Band-Aid' and `Quick Fix'
President Bill Clinton says he is encouraged by the positive reactions to the nearly $50 billion emergency loan package to Mexico. But experts doubt the loan will work in the long run.The Mexican financial markets and the peso rallied on the announcement...
Parker Puts Drive in Odd Triple
IN "BOYS ON THE SIDE," which opens Friday, Mary-Louise Parker plays a woman with AIDS who befriends two women - a lesbian rock singer played by Whoopi Goldberg and an unwed pregnant teen-ager played by Drew Barrymore - who accompany her on a trek from...
Penguins Fly Past Rangers, Jump to 6-0
The New York Rangers are learning exactly what the Pittsburgh Penguins discovered two years ago: It might be even tougher defending the Stanley Cup than it was winning it.The Penguins continued their best start in eight years and the Rangers' early season...
People
The latest on PRINCESS DIANA:Even royalty can have A Bad Hair Day. Di's new swept-back do drew sniping in New York from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Said luncheon guest Penny Crone: "It looks like she has just got out of the shower. We...
Plan Your New Back Yard Now
What's new under the sun? If you're talking about your own back yard, plenty is new for 1995. With more people finding their pleasures close to home, manufacturers, growers and creative types have come up with ways to make your back yard more comfortable,...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to area police departments or involved action in the area's courts: MISCELLANEOUSWentzville: A girl, 16, was abducted from the parking lot of the Wentzville Middle School and sexually assaulted...
Push by Gop Passes Bill on Mandates
House Republicans took a big step forward on their Contract with America agenda Wednesday, pushing through a bill restricting the federal government's ability to impose unfunded mandates on the states.Negotiations to settle minor differences between...
Rams Interview 49ers' Rhodes about Top Job No Matter Who's Hired, He'll Find Johnny Roland Already on Board
Defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes of the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers interviewed early Wednesday evening with Rams general manager Steve Ortmayer about the Rams' vacant head coaching position.And even before a head coach is named, the Rams...
Rams Interview 49ers' Rhodes about Top Job Team Sets No Deadline for Hiring; Roland Is in Line to Run Offense
Defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes of the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers interviewed early Wednesday evening with Rams general manager Steve Ortmayer about the Rams' vacant head coaching position.Meanwhile, it appears that Johnny Roland, the former...
Rams Take Their Case to NFL Formally Apply for Permission to Move
The Rams cleared another hurdle Wednesday on the road to St. Louis, formally applying to move the franchise from Los Angeles."We have filed today a notice and statement of reasons for the transfer of the club from LA to St. Louis," Rams President John...
Readers across the Nation Help Locate Seven Sisters Rose
An Illinois reader asked for help in finding a Seven Sisters rose. Her mother had often expressed a desire to find one but died without achieving her desire. The daughter was hoping to find one to plant in her memory. I asked for help and received a...
Read or Listen, but Don't Look; Eyes Will Lie, Says TV Researcher
A prominent commentator who lied on a TV broadcast for a psychology experiment largely fooled viewers, but his lies were caught by radio listeners and newspaper readers.The ability to fool TV viewers shows that people can be misled by trusting eye contact...
Recordings
"JUST YOU, JUST ME" Dave Brubeck</P><P>Great jazz keyboardists of the past, with the notable exception of Art Tatum, shied away from solo recordings, perhaps because they saw the expression "solo jazz" as an oxymoron. Whatever their ...
Refugees on a Road to Nowhere U.S. Moving Cubans out of Panama
For Amado Leon, a truck driver from Havana, this was another station on what begins to look like endless limbo.His struggle to flee Fidel Castro's Cuba has taken him:To the high seas on a fragile raft.To an isolated U.S. refugee camp along the Panama...
Rehabbers Are Eager to Welcome Tenants Nun's Effort Will Help People into Housing
It was just one small inch of sod that Sister Marie Charles Buford turned up Monday morning with a shiny gold shovel. But it represented nearly seven years of work that endured flood and fire.It has been that long since Buford spotted a newspaper article...
Renewed Interest in a City Landmark
The Cupples Station buildings may well be situated at the right location at the right time for redevelopment. A feasibility study concludes that these long-vacant warehouses could be put to new use through a public-private partnership.The study envisions...
Road Salt Can Be Deadly to Trees, Soil
A roadside hemlock hedge in snow country faces a grim future. The hemlocks very likely will be damaged by road salt. And the same goes for stately sugar maples that line so many streets.Chemically, road salt is the same as the stuff in your saltshaker...
Roe, Camby Are Injured as Umass Beats St. Joe's
Top-ranked Massachusetts overcame injuries to its two best players, Lou Roe and Marcus Camby, and beat St. Joseph's 74-62 Wednesday night in Amherst, Mass., behind Roe's 19 points.Roe, the leading scorer and rebounder for UMass, left the game after he...
Russia, China Fail Human Rights Test, Says Report despite Findings, U.S. Expects No Policy Changes
SOME OF THE WORST human rights violations last year - attacks on civilians, crackdowns on dissidents, illegal detentions and discrimination against minorities - were committed by Russia and China, says the State Department.In its annual survey of human...
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