St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 3, 1993

50 Years after Pt-109, JFK Is Honored Story of Kennedy's Role in Saving Crew Still Shines
FIFTY YEARS AFTER a Japanese destroyer sank Patrol Torpedo boat No. 109 on a moonless night in the Pacific, several hundred people gathered here Monday to celebrate the heroism of the boat's captain - Lt. John F. Kennedy.Although Kennedy's reputation...
7 Homers, Beanballs and Brawl Spice Cubs' Victory over Pirates
Chicago's Steve Buechele broke an 8-8 tie with one of seven homers in a game spiced by brushbacks, a bench-clearing brawl and six ejections. When it was over, the Cubs had rallied to beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 12-10 Monday.Carlos Garcia homered...
Adoption Fight Ends with Tears
Jan and Roberta DeBoer turned their adopted child, Jessica, over to her biological parents Monday, ending an agonizing two-year custody battle with Dan and Cara Schmidt of Iowa.Jessica cried loudly as the tearful DeBoers handed her over to their attorney...
After Foster Suicide Capital Looks Bad
The apparent suicide of President Bill Clinton's boyhood friend and deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster seems to have disconcerted this power-intoxicated capital as no such personal event in years.When the news came, I happened to be reading George...
Allies Divided on Plan to Bomb Serbs but NATO Nations Say Tougher Action Needed
THE UNITED STATES failed to get full NATO support Monday for its proposal to bomb Serbian positions around the besieged Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, diplomatic sources said.But NATO's 16 nations agreed that stronger action in Bosnia-Herzegovina was in...
Allies Threaten to Bomb Bosnian Serbs NATO Nations Seek End to Sarajevo Siege
NATO THREATENED early today to launch air strikes against Bosnian Serbs if they continued to maintain a stranglehold on the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo and other areas in the former Yugoslavian republic.A press statement issued by Secretary-General Manfred...
Alton Totals Up Millions in Losses
Alton's devastated downtown business district looked like a serene lake Monday, but there was nothing peaceful about the situation:About 75 business owners and hundreds of employees learned that some businesses may not be able to reopen before Christmas...
Asset Allocation in Demand
When demand for a product becomes apparent, it does not take long for the marketing world to devise a product to fit that demand.</P><P>Beer drinkers gaining too much weight were crying for some excuse to continue, and marketers came up...
A's Will Be Z's without Henderson
Sometimes I find baseball boring.</P><P>The pitcher adjusting and fine-tuning every item of his apparel before he throws the ball can be really interesting, but only for the first 50 pitches or so.</P><P>Fortunately, there...
At .400 but Realistic, Olerud Wary of Skid
Toronto's John Olerud knows that baseball isn't supposed to be this easy. For every two-for-four game, a hitter has an 0 for five waiting somewhere.So batting .400 on Aug. 2 is no guarantee that he can be baseball's first .400 hitter in 52 years."I don't...
Bad News for Marlins Bit of Good News for Cardinals
Rod Brewer has had to adjust to being a part-time player this season after playing full time in the minor leagues for several years.</P><P>"When you're part-time playing, you feel like you're a part of the club, but your chances to contribute...
Be Careful of Lock-In Contracts
If you're shopping for a house, think carefully about any agreement your real-estate broker may ask you to sign. A small but growing number of brokers are requiring buyers to work with them exclusively, for anywhere from one to six months.As long as...
Big Man in Town Ex-Eagle White Already a Hit in Green Bay
A few hours east of "Joe-Mania" in western Wisconsin, "Reggie-Mania" is in full swing in Green Bay.Reggie White has yet to spot a youngster lying in wait under his car, as was the case with Kansas City quarterback Joe Montana at the Chiefs' camp in River...
Blue Jays Win 4-0, Shove Ny, Boston 2 Back in Al East
Devon White's two-run homer in the sixth inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel between Jim Abbott and Todd Stottlemyre and led the Toronto Blue Jays past the New York Yankees 4-0 Monday night.The Blue Jays have won eight of their last nine games,...
Breakaway Barges Gave City Close Call
Only with the Burger King barge and the minesweeper Inaugural corralled after their wild tear down the Mississippi did the danger of the previous night's chase begin to dawn.Ralph Break, a spokesman for the St. Louis Fire Department, said Monday that...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS SECURITIES UE Plans To Redeem '71 Preferred Stock</P><P>Union Electric Co. said Monday it will redeem outstanding shares of its $8 series of 1971 preferred stock on Sept. 17 at $98.50 a share.</P><P>The 425,000...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNThe law firm of Pelikan & Ehlmann has opened at 820 South Main Street, Suite 300, in St. Charles. The firm has been founded by Daniel G. Pelikan and Steven E. Ehlmann and will work in construction litigation, government relations, corporate-partnership...
Changes in Election Polling Sites
The propane tank scare in south St. Louis has forced the Election Board to make last-minute changes in polling sites in four precincts in the 11th Ward.In today's election, voters citywide will decide the fate of two proposals on sales tax increases.The...
Chesterfield Businesses Try to Resettle Flooded Firms Hunt for Homes
Steve Hutchison is on a desperate search.System Integrators Inc., the 8-year-old electrical design firm Hutchison heads, needs a dry home.The company is one of about 300 businesses struggling to survive the devastation left by an unforgiving Missouri...
Christopher, Mubarak Optimistic on Talks
Secretary of State Warren Christopher held out hope Monday that the bloodshed in southern Lebanon could be used to generate "a new burst of energy" for the Mideast peace process.Christopher's optimistic view was shared by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak...
City to Have Landmark Repaired, Bill Owners
Traffic barriers and scaffolding will go up alongside the Arcade-Wright building this week so the city of St. Louis can remove loose bricks, and perhaps some deteriorating plywood boards at the top of the 18-story, downtown landmark.When the job is finished...
City Took Precautions with Gas Tanks
St. Louis officials say they realized at the start of the flood that the large propane tanks on the River Des Peres could become dangerous and decided then to take all possible precautions."That tank farm was a concern of mine from the beginning; I know...
City Uses Festival to Change Fortune, Image
The U.S. Olympic Festival that ended Sunday began a change in this city - if plans fall into place over the next 10 years.The change could come in many forms - sociological and economic - and could carry into the next century. Officials in St. Louis,...
Columns Measure Pulse of Small Towns
"A big `Hello' to all of you as you read my gossip. Glad you enjoy my items." - from Zella Mae Coonts' column in the Mountain Grove News-Journal. TELEVISION reception out here is lousy. Cable isn't available. The nearest movie theater is an hour away....
Confirm Judge Ginsburg
During the Senate Judiciary Committee vote that unanimously recommended confirmation of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. William S. Cohen prematurely referred to her as "Justice Ginsburg." That slip of the tongue...
Danger Lessens around Bobbing Propane Tanks
Receding floodwater and a brisk breeze Monday lessened the fear of another fire - and a potentially devastating fireball - at an industrial area in south St. Louis where 51 tanks filled with propane bobbed on the water.But the risk of an explosion lingered,...
Drug Kingpins to Face Death for Giving Orders to Murder
Drug kingpins who order murders will face the death penalty under legislation Gov. Jim Edgar signed into law Monday.Drug kingpins "are the people who are responsible for the drug traffic that occurs in our state," Edgar said. "They may not be the person...
Edgar: New Prisons Add Jobs for Whites Few Minorities Are in Jail Sites, Governor Says
White males have increased their hold on state jobs because many new positions have been filled at prisons built in communities with small minority populations, Gov. Jim Edgar said Monday."One of the few areas we've hired people in the last two years...
Electronic Bulletin Board Offers Messages, Games to the Disabled
In the morning before work and at night after work, Dan C. Garrison switches on a basement computer and scrolls through electronic bulletin boards.With a tap of a key, Garrison, 58, views messages about football from people in Pasadena, Calif., and Raleigh,...
Evacuees Also Have Rush Hour Propane Threat Forces 11,800 to Leave Homes
For many, the knock on the door came before dawn. Then sirens started blaring.So began the exodus of 11,800 residents from their homes - ordered early Monday by officials who worried that leaking propane gas might explode in a huge fireball.The gas seeped...
Fans Gather to Worship the Stooges
IN the main room, where up on the 10-foot screen Moe was doing one of his patented face-slap-to-the-eye-poke-to-the-head-bonk moves on Curly, the crowd of about 250 hard-core Three Stooges fans let out yet another chortle that carried out into the...
Fear May Force Democrats to Act Right
The welcome news out of Congress is that majority Democrats may be so frightened by the threat of an election day whipping that they're forced to act like responsible leaders of a national political party.It's a rare display of American politicians banded...
Fire-Damaged Atlanta Stadium Ready for Braves' Return
Most fans coming to tonight's game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies will see no evidence of the July 20 fire that caused at least $1.5 million damage at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.While the Braves have been on the road, crews...
Florida Teen Rejects Biological Parents Switched at Birth, She Backs Father Who Raised Her
The Florida teen-ager sent home from the hospital with the wrong family at birth testified Monday that she never again wants to see her biological parents or her seven brothers and sisters.The girl, Kimberly Mays, 14, was asked by a lawyer representing...
For No Complaints, Call the Women `Beauties'
Dear Abby: Over the years, I have written many plays and articles. (No pay, but I have enjoyed every minute of it.)I am now planning a beauty pageant, and I'm working with the contestants - females between 20 and 40 years old. When I addressed them as...
Franc Plummets as Ec Lets Currencies Float
The French franc fell to an all-time low Monday against the German mark despite maneuvers aimed at rescuing Europe's currency system, but trading was cool compared with last week's frenzy.European Community finance ministers and central bankers decided...
Groups Merge, Bid $173 Million for Orioles
An investor team led by Baltimore lawyer Peter G. Angelos and Cincinnati businessman William DeWitt submitted a winning bid of $173 million for the Baltimore Orioles at a bankruptcy court auction Monday.The victory of the group ensures that the baseball...
Hall Honors 6 Scouts, but Not Finest of All
How can the Baseball Hall of Fame honor scouts, those unsung player surveyors of the past, and not cite perhaps the finest of them all - Charles Francis Barrett?Perhaps Bing Devine, reflecting the opinion of another veteran, Walter Shannon, summed it...
Harried Drivers Find No Bridge over Troubled Waters
Until further notice, commuters crossing bridges should keep getting up with the chickens - and consider being night owls at the office.That's the word from traffic experts, who predict it could be a month or more before floodwater subsides and the region's...
Harvey Just Marvelous in Marlins' First Season
Joe Coleman never will forget his first encounter with Bryan Harvey.</P><P>Coleman was the minor-league pitching instructor for the California Angels in 1985 when Harvey was attending his first spring camp.</P><P>Harvey had...
Homers, Hit Batters, Brawl Spice Cubs' Victory over Pirates
Chicago's Steve Buechele broke an 8-8 tie with one of seven homers in a game spiced by brushbacks, a bench-clearing brawl and six ejections. When it was over, the Cubs had rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-10 Monday.Carlos Garcia homered twice...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at North Middle School have made the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the school year. The school at 210 Virgil Street in O'Fallon is in the Fort Zumwalt School District.Requirements are that a pupil have an overall B average...
Horton Is out of Game, but His Heart Isn't
Ricky Horton knows what he wants to do with the rest of his life."Play baseball in the big leagues," he said.He already did for seven years, six of them in two shifts as a lefthanded pitcher for the Cardinals."My head knows I'll never pitch again," said...
House Acts to Speed Loans Talent, Bond Hear Pleas for More Emergency Housing
Rep. Jim Talent, R-Chesterfield, visited his increasingly submerged district last weekend. He was deluged, he said, with his flooded constituents' fears of businesses lost forever and their complaints of lack of temporary housing.Sen. Christopher S....
How Not to Handle High-Level Suicide
The Clinton White House responded with numbness to the report that the body of deputy counsel Vincent Foster had been found in a federal park. The probe of the apparent suicide was first contained within the U.S. Park Police, a unit adept at catching...
How to Give or Get Help
To Offer HelpTo volunteer: Call these agencies to help in various ways:Operation Food Search: 569-0053.The St. Louis Area Food Bank: call Frank Finnegan at 383-3335 .Salvation Army Operation Noah's Ark: (800) 935-6639.American Red Cross: 997-8973.St....
Jefferson County Relieved: `We're Winning'
After a weekend of feverish sandbagging and evacuations, the mood Monday along the Jefferson County riverfront turned finally to optimism."We've fought it, and we're winning," said Kimmswick Mayor Martha Patterson.Levee breaks Sunday across the Mississippi...
Lankford Gangs Up on Marlins Uses Glove, Arm, Bat to Help Cards Win 5-3
Many people associated with the Cardinals have been waiting for Ray Lankford, the multifaceted center fielder, to unleash himself from the grips of a first-half funk. It had rendered him a rather average player, rather than the potential star he was...
Long-Distance Desegregation
With their plan to link city and suburban students via computer and perhaps video to help tear down racial barriers, school officials in Kansas City seem to be stretching the concept of desegregation beyond its limits. Busing plans like the program used...
Mirer Starts Playing Catch-Up
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer has some catching up to do.Mirer, the second pick in the National Football League draft, agreed to a multiyear deal with Seahawks on Sunday and began practicing with them Monday in Kirkland, Wash. Mirer, a Notre...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON never has been the shy type - or the retiring type.</P><P>Magic, who originally retired from pro basketball in 1991 after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is hinting that he is thinking of making...
Motorists Up Early, in a Jam
As predicted, the traffic jam in St. Charles County on Monday morning was horrible. Part of the blame may rest with those who did what they were supposed to do: get up early and start driving to work several hours sooner than usual.The result was a major...
Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood Inspired Play
BENNIE S. RODGERS thinks he can change some lives.He's changed some already - including his own.Rodgers, 30, grew up in Los Angeles, the son of a minister and a missionary.Despite a strong family background, Rodgers joined a street gang."There are certain...
Negotiators Agree on Clinton Budget
Congressional negotiators settled all tax issues in President Bill Clinton's compromise budget on Monday, setting up showdown votes this week in the House and Senate.Last-minute agreements would ease the sting of a tax on Social Security benefits and...
Negotiators Agree on Clinton Budget
Congressional negotiators settled all tax issues in President Bill Clinton's compromise budget on Monday, setting up showdown votes this week in the House and Senate.Last-minute agreements would ease the sting of a tax on Social Security benefits and...
New Msd Bills Reflect $60 Million Rate Increase
Customers of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District are about to get their first bills reflecting the $60 million rate increase the utility passed in June.The bills are scheduled to arrive in the mailboxes of MSD's 400,000 customers in St. Louis and...
Number of Women with Aids Rises
More women here are being infected with the virus that causes AIDS, and most are getting the deadly illness by having sex with infected men, area health officials say.Until recently, the virus infected most women through needles contaminated during intravenous...
Obituaries
Waino A. Nurmi Waino A. Nurmi, 77, of St. Charles, died Saturday (July 31, 1993) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Nurmi, a native of Ishpeming, Mich., was a retired refrigeration repairman at Michigan Tech University...
Odds Are Stacked for Safety, Casinos Say Operators Don't See Chance That Boats Will Break Loose
The St. Louis area's two gambling boats, the Alton Belle and Casino Queen, are in no danger of breaking loose from their moorings at these high river stages, the boats' operators said Monday.After the Mississippi River crested Sunday, the Burger King...
People
Army Gen. COLIN POWELL will carry an honorary knighthood into retirement when he steps down as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says a London paper, The Sunday Times. He's expected to retire next month.By the way, an honorary knighthood does not...
Political Revolution in Japan?
In just six weeks, the Japanese political landscape has been completely transformed. The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which ruled Japan for 38 years, lost a vote of confidence in Japan's parliament, was forced to call an election and lost it. A coalition...
Polycythemia Is Excess Blood Cells
Dear Dr. Donohue: My father was diagnosed earlier this year with a condition called polycythemia. We do not truly understand this disease. Is there a cure? He also has terrible itching all over his body after taking a shower. Is this connected with the...
Post 2866 Rallies to Remain Unbeaten
Harold Orf figured that the law of averages had caught up with his East Missouri Baseball Association ballclub."We'd gone through the first 14 games of the season without a loss," said Orf, manager of the VFW Post 2866 team. "But Sunday, it just seemed...
President Recruits Senators Budget Bill Requires Wayward Democrats
SEN. DENNIS DeCONCINI demanded that the Social Security tax get reduced. Sen. Richard H. Bryan held out for lower levies on business entertainment.With President Bill Clinton's budget package in need of another Senate vote, attention was being lavished...
Quarry Full, Not Debate
The weekend flooding of a quarry south of St. Charles has brought a new outcry against St. Peters' plan to develop the site as a landfill.But St. Peters City Administrator Robert Irvin remains undaunted. He asserted that the quarry would not have flooded...
Rangers Catcher Returns, but Leaves Game Early
Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez returned to the starting lineup Monday, making a fast recovery from Friday's surgery to repair a broken left cheekbone.He suffered the injury when he was hit by Hubie Brooks' backswing Thursday in Kansas City.However,...
Rappers' Language Not to Be Tolerated
We should, we are told, stop complaining about the violence and profanity of some rap and hip-hop lyrics. The words, however offensive they may seem to us old fogies, represent the harsh reality our children face on a daily basis.Rap artists are the...
Readers Fired Up about Smoking Letter
Dear Ann Landers: I can't tell you how right you were when you said the letter from "Love You Anyway in Wisconsin" would hit a few raw nerves.My mother-in-law was a closet smoker for many years - or should I say a "bathroom smoker." I once thought her...
Repair Cost Is Up in the Air at Underwater Airports
It's had little effect on Lambert Field, but the Great Flood of 1993 has thrown the area's network of smaller, general-aviation airports into disarray.For the past few weeks, hundreds of small planes have been moving from one airport to another to dodge...
Riders Pack Metrolink on First Workday
MetroLink cars were mostly full Monday morning and late afternoon for the system's first rush hours. But they were full to bursting in the off-peak hours in the middle of the day.Officials from Bi-State Transit, which runs the trains, said they didn't...
Riders Pack Metrolink on First Workday
MetroLink cars were mostly full Monday morning and late afternoon for the system's first rush hours. But they were full to bursting in the usually off-peak hours in the middle of the day.Officials from Bi-State Transit, which runs the trains, said they...
River Des Peres' Retreat: `It's Trying to Go East'
To Tom Rea, the River Des Peres was finally headed in the right direction Monday.For the first time in days, it was flowing east, to the Mississippi River, rather than toward the homes of the residents on both sides of its flooded banks.A 30-foot-wide...
Rivers Down but Not out Hope Emerges amid Disorder
As the Mississippi and Missouri rivers began a slow retreat Monday from record highs, they smashed levees, shattered riverboats and generally proved they were still in charge.Nearly 12,000 people fled the threat of a fireball from a propane gas explosion....
Salvation Army Seeks Place to Store Gifts
Wanted: a centrally located warehouse with 200,000 square feet of space and six to eight loading docks. If you have one to spare, the Salvation Army needs it - ASAP.Hundreds of donated truckloads of clothing, canned goods, cleaning supplies, paper products,...
Schieni Girls League at Playoffs Tourney Starts Today and Wraps Up Thursday with Title Game
The 12th season of the Larry Schieni Memorial League is winding down.The girls summer basketball league at the St. Charles Boys and Girls Club will open its single-elimination playoffs today with six first-round games.The playoffs will continue with...
Simon Gives Television Industry Two Months to Reduce Violence
Sen. Paul Simon gave the television industry two months Monday to clean up television violence or face the threat of regulation."If there is not in the next 60 days some indication you are moving, and moving in the right direction, then my colleagues...
Soul Asylum Steals the Show from the Docs
TIDES OF guitar-fueled energy surged high at a triple bill headed by the Spin Doctors Friday night at Riverport Amphitheatre. Billed as the MTV Alternative Nation Tour, the triple-team concert was also the vindication of two veteran acts, Soul Asylum...
Sports Shorts
Lewis Funeral Service Boston's Biggest Ever</P><P>From Larry Bird to kids from the playground, thousands of mourners paid final respects Monday in Boston to Reggie Lewis, the Celtics star who died suddenly last week.</P><P>There...
St. Charles Battles Its Way out of Losers' Bracket to Title Game
After falling 10-4 to Sullivan in the District Nine Tournament Thursday at C-H Park, the St. Charles American Legion baseball team started its long, tough road through the losers' bracket."I was really proud of the way our guys battled back," manager...
St. Charles Falls in Tourney Final
The St. Charles American Legion baseball team simply ran out of gas Sunday night."We gave it all we had to get here and, honestly, I just don't think we had enough left," St. Charles manager Ed Janke said after his club's 11-2 loss in the deciding game...
Ste. Genevieve Gets Tough on Evacuation
Three evacuation orders came from City Hall last month, but they've been widely ignored in this historic town. After all, who wants to get pushy with lifelong neighbors?But with its fourth and firmest order Monday, the city got pushy.As the Mississippi...
St. Louis Juniors Stand on Peak in Valley Again
Who plays the best junior tennis in the six-state Missouri Valley section?</P><P>For the second year in succession, St. Louis can rightly say it does.</P><P>Perhaps the best measuring stick of overall talent is the Missouri...
Symbolic Mass Mourns Victims of Cave Disaster
In a ceremony suffused with symbolism and grief, the Catholic Church said good-bye Monday night to the six people who drowned in Cliff Cave last month."We mourn because young lives have been lost. Jennifer, Darnell, Tarrell, Melvin, Emmett and Terrill...
Tap Festival Draws Big Names in Dance
THE St. Louis Tap Festival enjoyed a second year as host to several of the brightest names in American and international tap.Tap dance greats Savion Glover, Van Porter, Josh Hilberman and Sarah Petronio opened events on Friday with master classes at...
Tasting the Other Beer That Isn't in the Busch League
ST. LOUISANS really pitch in when you need help.I needed people for a beer tasting. Within seconds, friends volunteered to drink free beer for me.I was touched. This was no ordinary beer swilling. They were imbibing a new brew with the greatest name...
The C-17: A Plane for This Time
A debate is taking place this summer in Congress that will have a big impact not just on McDonnell Douglas, but on U.S. military capabilities over several decades: the future of the C-17, the new military transport aircraft.The program is a tempting...
Travanti's New Cop Isn't `Other Guy'
DANIEL J. TRAVANTI plays a big-city cop on ABC's "Missing Persons" this fall, but he wants viewers to know it won't be the return of Frank Furillo."If they're hoping to see that other guy, they're going to be disappointed," says Travanti, refusing even...
Tugboat Is Hired to Watch over Goldenrod Showboat
The moorings on the Goldenrod Showboat are not holding, so St. Charles has hired a tugboat to babysit the vessel until the floodwaters recede and the boat can be secured again. The metal gangway fell into the Missouri River Monday morning, and deadwood...
Water Falls a Bit in Some Towns, but Progress Is Slow
Following is an area-by-area description of the flooding in Missouri and Illinois, starting upriver. MISSISSIPPI RIVER Clark County, Mo. The Mississippi River continued to ebb, but north of Taylor, Highway 61 "going into Iowa is still under water...
When Will America Care about Jessicas?
After the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block action, the only parents a toddler called Jessica DeBoer has known packed her things and sent her away Monday. The child's fate lingers as fodder for talk shows not merely out of sympathy for this child who...
Why Intervene Now?
It looks as if American air power may be put to use in the war in Bosnia. Ironically, the air attacks will come, if they come at all, long after American military might have influenced events.Initially the United States offered its air power to protect...
Willie and Joe Carry the Mail but Bill Mauldin Wasn't Thrilled at How the Postal Service Revived His Cartoon Soldiers
BILL MAULDIN is a spit-in-your-eye type if he feels put upon - even now, almost 72 years old and retired to Santa Fe, N.M., away from regular stints at the drawing board for the first time in a half-century.Willie and Joe, Mauldin's irreverent, disheveled...
With `Nothing to Lose' Prairie Du Rocher, Ill., Risks Controlled Flood
Workers began ripping open 400 feet of Mississippi River levee near here Monday night in a desperate move to save the village of 700.The idea was to inundate the southern end of a 47,000-acre plain between Valmeyer and Prairie du Rocher, creating a cushion...
With Stadium Hopes Gone Sour, Pats Seem Sure to Leave Boston
Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye.Those are the words to the New England Patriots' new fight song.New mascot. New uniforms. New fight song. And, soon, a new city.It's either Na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, or Meet me in St. Louis, Louis.Been...
Woman's Guilty Plea Stands, Judge Says
A judge in Madison County refused on Monday to let a woman withdraw her guilty plea and go to trial in a murder case, despite her allegation that she was coerced into entering the plea.The woman, Roena Ashing, 39, insisted Monday that she pleaded guilty...

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