St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 13, 1993

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4 Strikes, Out: League Leaders Can't Beat Rain
"Mother Nature won again."Those were the words of VFW Post 2866 manager Harold Orf after his team of the East Missouri Baseball Association was rained out of a game against Old Monroe Wednesday at C-H Park.The game, pitting the top teams in the EMBA's...
After Touting Football Plans, Kfns Is Guilty of a Fumble
KFNS, the all-sports station, has fumbled the opening kickoff.For most of the summer the folks at KFNS (590 AM) have touted plans to carry all Kansas City Chiefs and many Chicago Bears broadcasts this season. But when the Chiefs opened their National...
A Garden Both Secret and Magical
SECRETS ARE difficult to keep, but that of "The Secret Garden" probably holds the record for the worst-kept. The novel, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, was published in 1911 and has been in print ever since. It has been the source for several plays,...
Aldermen Call on Police Chief to Get Officers Walking Beats
Wentzville police officers will spend less time in their cars and more time on foot patrol if the Board of Aldermen has its way.</P><P>The aldermen on Wednesday directed Police Chief Loyde K. Davidson to develop a plan in which officers...
All Alone, Glad of It
`I COULD SEE the end of the Replacements by the time we did `Stink,' " Paul Westerberg says, laughing. "Who knew it would take so long to actually happen?"More than a decade and a half-dozen albums removed from that early effort, Westerberg is on his...
An Actor Possessed
IN "Heart and Souls," Robert Downey Jr. is possessed by friendly spirits, but there's nothing new about that. The actor himself is inhabited by the ghost of Charlie Chaplin and inspired by his "film guru" father, the renegade movie maker Robert Downey...
Antonio Hart's Debut Here Is a Hit
ALTO and soprano sax player Antonio Hart made his St. Louis debut a highly memorable one Wednesday evening. The 24-year-old Hart, backed by a fine group of equally youthful musicians, turned in two excellent, highly varied sets at Just Jazz in the Hotel...
Appier Tops Mcdowell; Royals 2 1/2 Back
Kevin Appier outpitched Jack McDowell as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday night in a matchup of the Western Division's top contenders.Felix Jose got three hits and scored twice for the Royals, who closed to 2 1/2 games...
A Story of Choices: In Chess and in Life
CHESS, the young hero of this compelling movie explains to a friend, is "a game, like Monopoly."</P><P>That description is meant ironically. As presented in "Searching for Bobby Fischer," chess is more like Monopoly Capitalism - a frighteningly...
ATM Fraud Pales vs. Old-Fashioned Bank Robberies
Fraud at automatic teller machines, where bandits hack software and fabricate dummy plastic cards, is getting plenty of attention these days - although it isn't a crisis for banks and certainly not as costly as low-tech, pistol-and-burlap sack robberies.The...
Bailey Gives Colts Kick to Title
Brooke Bailey was second in the Larry Schieni Memorial League in scoring this summer, averaging 22.4 points per game.Her summer basketball teammate, Chris Young, was the league's scoring leader, with an average of 23.3 a contest."It wasn't anything we...
Baltimore Rhinos: St. Louis' Idea
Baltimore stole the baseball Browns from St. Louis 40 years ago, and now they've taken the football Rhinos.Yes, the Rhinos.Baltimore's two opposing factions for a National Football League expansion franchise - one led by a Florida-based corporate investor,...
Baue Manager Aids in Recovery from Flooded Cemetery
As one of three disaster preparedness coordinators for the Missouri Funeral Directors Association, Dennis Scherer, is trained to respond to plane crashes, hotel fires and disasters where a hundred or more people die shocking, violent deaths.Nothing could...
Bengal Bungles Bundle Missed Flight Delays Signing of Contract
The Cincinnati Bengals are still waiting for John Copeland.General manager Mike Brown had expected to meet Thursday with the defensive end at training camp in Wilmington, Ohio.Copeland, the No. 5 choice in the National Football League draft, and the...
Big Storm Fuels More Flooding
Yogi Berra might have been talking about the Great Flood of '93: "It ain't over 'til it's over."After 10 days of falling, the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are about to surge up again. And so are many of the smaller rivers that feed them.The reason:...
Board Gets Proposals for Casinos Gambling Operators Want Sites in Jefferson County
Four firms have put in proposals to establish casinos on the Mississippi River in Jefferson County.Two firms are placing their bets on Kimmswick as a site. One likes Crystal City. The other is putting its chips on an area south of Crystal City.Jefferson...
Bosnian Serbs Say They Pulled out; U.N. Denies It
Bosnian Serbs claimed Thursday that their soldiers had pulled back from two peaks overlooking Sarajevo.But U.N. officials said thousands of Serbian fighters remained on the mountains - and noted that the threat of NATO air strikes to drive the Serbs...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS GAMBLING Friedman Becomes Gaming Executive</P><P>Morton E. Friedman, 53, is the choice of the Missouri Gaming Commission for its first full-time executive. The commission announced Thursday that it would negotiate a consulting...
Briefs
NORTHERN IRELAND British Soldiers Defuse 3,000-Pound Explosive</P><P>British soldiers defused a 3,000-pound bomb Thursday in Portadown, 25 miles southwest of Belfast, police said.</P><P>The bomb, second-biggest ever found...
Bullpen Reverts to Old Ways in 8-6 Loss to Pittsburgh
For a moment there, it seemed as if that yo-yo-like Cardinals bullpen had straightened itself out. It was a small step, but Cardinals relief pitchers had given up just one run in their last 4 1/3 innings.That small house of cards came tumbling down Wednesday...
Businesses across River Get a Hand Temporary Space for Recovery Offered Here
The fierce competition among communities vying to attract new business and industry took an unusual twist in the aftermath of the flooding of nearly 500 businesses in St. Louis County's Chesterfield Valley.Shortly after the Monarch Levee broke on the...
Cards Hanging on Edge Loss to Pirates Puts Them 8 Out
It is not entirely over for the Cardinals but their eight-game deficit behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Eastern Division looks like Pinocchio's nose. It grows with each day's catastrophe.Thursday night's debacle involved Wednesday's...
Casino Queen Riding High despite Flood
Despite record flooding on the Mississippi River, the Casino Queen floating casino in East St. Louis had the second greatest number of customers of any Illinois gambling boat in July, the Illinois Gaming Board reported Thursday.The Casino Queen's chief...
Church Notes
Special Service</P><P>There will be a special communion service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 115 South Sixth Street, St. Charles, for people who have difficulty attending regular services. Those who need a ride can call...
Citadel Ordered to Admit Woman
A woman must be allowed to take classes at The Citadel, South Carolina's state-supported military college, a federal judge ruled Thursday. But the judge did not immediately decide whether to end permanently the school's all-male admissions policy.The...
City May Lose in Riverfront Lease
The city may be missing a chance for a share of the windfall in the sale of the riverfront lease held by the owner of the recently smashed Burger King barge.Argosy Gaming Co. is willing to pay $41.8 million to St. Louis Concessions Inc., which leases...
`Classic Shakeout' in Computer Stocks
The future of technology is now, and it's a mess.Massive layoffs, drastic reorganizations and severe product price cuts characterize the computer industry in 1993.Trusted firms such as IBM and Apple Computer, which were supposed to lead average Americans...
Clinton Apparently Was Upset with Aide Incident Occurred Next to Air Force One
President Bill Clinton spoke forcefully and with apparent anger on Thursday to a woman in his entourage, before he boarded Air Force One to take off from Lambert Field.The conversation took place in front of television crews and a newspaper reporter...
Clinton Ends Hiring Ban on Fired Air Controllers
In a largely symbolic gesture toward organized labor, President Bill Clinton's administration lifted a ban Thursday on rehiring of air traffic controllers fired by President Ronald Reagan in 1981."The president believes that it is time to put this chapter...
Clinton Hears Pope Call for Right to Life "Protect the Human Person." Pontiff Says as He Arrives at Denver Airport
Pope John Paul II began his third visit to the United States on Thursday by urging Americans to "guarantee the right to life." President Bill Clinton, an abortion-rights advocate, stood impassively behind the pope.Without saying the word "abortion" as...
Clinton Hears Pope Call for Right to Life `Protect the Human Person,' Pontiff Says as He Arrives at Denver Airport
Pope John Paul II began his third visit to the United States on Thursday by urging Americans to "guarantee the right to life." President Bill Clinton, an abortion-rights advocate, stood impassively behind the pope.Without saying the word "abortion" as...
Community Heroes Honored by President Cllinton
The 19 "community heroes" honored by Clinton here Thursday:Jim Castleberry, a deputy sheriff in Carver County, Minn., who helped rescue three teen-agers who were swept away by river currents.Sgt. Mike Deakin of the Sauk County, Wis., sheriff's department,...
Connelly Will Show Up for Voting Fund-Raiser
LINT IN MY CUFF: Boat and casino operator John Connelly will wing into town from his Pittsburgh base Saturday for a fund-raiser at the home of Col. Clifton Gates. Proceeds will underwrite a voter education and registration effort at St. Louis University...
Despite Big Problems, Festival of Little Hills Is on Schedule
The decision to go ahead with the Festival of the Little Hills scheduled for next weekend wasn't easy for the 15-member festival board.</P><P>Frontier Park was under water. River crests were unpredictable. City departments were overworked....
Doubletalk in Jefferson City
Partisan politics are likely to get in the way of a clean vote by Missourians on limiting contributions to political campaigns - unless the state courts act to bring clarity and balance to the matter. At issue is the ballot language describing a proposal...
Ex-Mcdonnell Workers Get $20 Million in Age Bias Case
About 950 former McDonnell Douglas Corp. workers will split $20 million in back pay, damages and pension benefits under the final settlement in an age-discrimination case.</P><P>U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson approved the deal Thursday,...
Expert on Prevention of Suicide to Talk on Importance of Talk
Twenty minutes of discussion can make the difference between life and death for a potential suicide victim. So says Dr. Howard Rosenthal of the Midwest Stress Center in St. Charles.</P><P>"If someone can get a depressed person through...
Fare Cuts Make Air Tickets a Gamble
Would-be travelers playing the air fare game like the stock market have an opportunity to buy low.But even with the 2-for-1 sale announced by Trans World Airlines Wednesday and matched by other airlines Thursday, fares are a far cry from last summer's...
Finding the Lost Children of Sarajevo
Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital - endowed by J.M. Barrie from his dream of Peter Pan - is working to save Irma Hadzimuratovic, a 5-year-old who may not have had a childhood.</P><P>Photos of Irma's frail features, eyes clouded with...
Five Lenders Here Accused of Bias
A national study released Thursday by consumer advocate Ralph Nader alleges that 49 major mortgage lenders, including five in the St. Louis area, are avoiding making home loans in minority areas.The report presents "strong evidence" that lenders in 16...
Flood Aid Signed into Law Here President Singles out 19 `Heroes' Who `Took on the Raging Rivers'
Even as President Bill Clinton signed a $5.7 billion flood-aid bill here Thursday, calling it "an extraordinary measure in extraordinary circumstances," the White House was conceding that the seemingly hefty sum would make a mere dent in the damage caused...
Flood Donations Pile Up, but More Are Needed
The Flood of '93 has inundated the local chapter of the American Red Cross with donations. But the relief agency says it is still far short of covering its costs in the disaster.The Red Cross' St. Louis Bistate Chapter has collected about $4.5 million...
Flood Heroes: `They"re Always There for You'
President Bill Clinton called them flood heroes, but some of the Midwesterners singled out here Thursday were a bit uncomfortable with their spot in the limelight.</P><P>"The term `hero' I'm not too cool on," said Robert Scott, an Illinois...
Founders Warned of Congress' Excesses
Nothing is more infuriating than the seizure of citizens' hard-earned wealth by a government that imposes excessive taxes while refusing to curb its spending. Recall that taxes fueled the fire of the Revolutionary War.The Founders anticipated the "taxing"...
Four Ghosts and a City Bus
YES, Ron Underwood has given some serious thought to why Americans seem to love bittersweet movies about ghosts."I think there is a real fascination with what happens after death," he said. "But in our culture, we really do have a hard time talking...
Gene Predicts One Form of Alzheimer's, Study Says
Researchers have linked the most common form of Alzheimer's disease to a gene that helps process cholesterol, enabling them to identify some patients virtually certain to develop Alzheimer's.Alzheimer's is a disease that progressively destroys the mind...
Girl Had Only `15 More Minutes' to Stay out; Then She Was Slain Chatting with Sisters and Friends, She Held Her Baby Nephew
A boy in diapers toddled across the floor Thursday as Michelle Woods wiped another tear from her cheek. She bit her lip and started the story again.</P><P>"I told the girls to be in by midnight," Woods said. "Fifteen more minutes. That's...
Girl Spurs Evacuation of More Bosnians
A medical team flew to Italy on Thursday to prepare to evacuate 41 war victims from Bosnia in a mission inspired by the suffering of a 5-year-old Bosnian girl.The girl, Irma Hadzimuratovic, underwent more surgery on shrapnel wounds in her abdomen and...
Hatchet-Wielding Woman Charged ; Assailant Wounded by Police Officer Had History of Mental Problems
St. Louis Police Officer John Brockel shot Iris Calvin three times after she attacked several people with a hatchet on a Union Station parking lot, police said Thursday.Calvin had grappled with parking attendants moments earlier, slashed a security guard...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. DON'T MISS K.C. & the Sunshine Band (opening for the Beach Boys), Riverport Amphitheatre, Sunday,...
How to Give and Get Help
To Offer HelpTo volunteer:St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency, 301 North Second, 949-3023.Contributions of clothing, food, toys and money to aid flood victims are being received at the St. Charles County YMCA Child Care Center, 1524 Heritage...
Idea Was Good, Says Embarrassed Marine General
Gen. Carl E. Mundy Jr., the Marine Corps commandant, admitted Thursday that he had "blindsided" President Bill Clinton with his plan to ban married recruits after 1995 but said it was undertaken with good motives."It's not one of my prouder moments in...
In a Flash Rain Floods Roads, Lightning Strikes Up Fires
Thunderstorms that whipped through St. Charles County overnight created nearly as much furor on the ground as in the sky, authorities said Thursday.As flash floods washed the land, rescuers pulled two motorists from chest-deep water overflowing a normally...
John Paul Urges Crowd of 80,000 to Find God in the Modern City
More than 80,000 young people welcomed Pope John Paul II with thunderous cheers Thursday night to their World Youth Day international gathering at Mile High Stadium.The pope urged the young people to "rise to the challenge which Denver sets before you:...
Kc Fans Watch a Good Joe, Bad Chiefs Bills' Finishing Kick Offsets Montana's Fast Start, 30-7
Denizens of this city of sparkling fountains and zesty barbecue must be living right.They've got future Hall of Famer George Brett and the Royals over at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas Jayhawks basketball 45 miles west in Lawrence.And now, Joe "Four Super...
`La Cage Aux Folles' Is One Delight after Another
WOW!That's about all that's left to say after "La Cage aux Folles" has run you through the emotional wringer and left you weak with laughter and streaked with tears. The Stages St. Louis production, which opened a three-week run Wednesday at the Kirkwood...
Late Belgian King Meant Unity at Home
I met the late King Baudouin of Belgium one evening in 1955, in immense and stifling heat, on a riverboat off Stanleyville, in what then was the Belgian Congo. He was shy, inarticulate and midway through a personal trial that was to prove decisive for...
Lawsuits - America's Panacea
I have just notified my attorney that I plan to sue my high school journalism teacher, who advised me to quit football and ruined my opportunity for a lucrative professional career.This retroactive yearning for justice was inspired by Bryan Fortay, who...
Leadership Lacking on Key Fiscal Issues
I don't profess to know whether the narrowly passed Clinton budget is any good. What does seem obvious to me is that if this one doesn't work, it'll be a long time before we come up with anything that will.The American people were ready for sacrifice...
Less Aid, More Jams for 141 Work between Manchester, Valley Park Postponed until 2010 Due to Lack of Money
If you get a headache from sitting in traffic on Missouri Highway 141 between Manchester and Valley Park, get used to it.A lack of money could delay construction of part of a new, six-lane Highway 141 between Milldale Road and Interstate 44 until the...
Leyland Admires Torre for Even-Keel Approach
Jim Leyland can't play favorites as a manager. He tries to dispatch all the teams his Pittsburgh Pirates play.But it is clear that it wouldn't disappoint him if his friend, Joe Torre, wins the National League Eastern Division with the Cardinals rather...
Life on a Farm No Vacation for Hogs or Humans
THE ODOR INSIDE the hog pen was overwhelming to the city people, but the farmer and his wife didn't seem to notice."Here's some pigs born just this morning," said Dean DeVries, and he reached down and picked up a pig that weighed about 4 pounds.A newborn...
Lonely Women Respond to One-Sided Ad
Dear Ann Landers: Would you believe the following ad brought in several responses? This says something about how desperate women are. Please print it. It makes the point better than anything I could say. NAME WITHHELD, SAN FRANCISCOWanted: Girlfriend....
Looking for Some Respect
IN ROCK 'N' ROLL, it's not fashionable to admit that money and fame - as opposed to songwriting or musicianship - are prime motivations. But drummer Rod Morgenstein of Winger, a group that has released two platinum-plus albums, shows no such hesitation ...
Majors Investigating Coleman
The New York Mets told Vince Coleman on Thursday he does not have to report to the team while major-league baseball conducts its own investigation of the outfielder.Coleman, accused of hurling an illegal explosive at a group of fans, had his arraignment...
Malone Rejoins 76ers as Backup to Bradley
Moses Malone, one of the most beloved players in the history of the Philadelphia 76ers, signed a multiyear contract Thursday as a backup to 7-foot-6 rookie center Shawn Bradley."I really didn't want to leave the first time," said Malone, who left in...
Michael Jordan's Father Is Missing; Unseen in 3 Weeks
James Jordan, the father of basketball star Michael Jordan, has not been seen in three weeks and his stripped car was found near Fayetteville, police said Thursday.Police said they did not know if foul play was involved. James Jordan, 51 or 52, was last...
M. Jordan's Dad Unseen in 3 Weeks
James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, has not been seen in three weeks and his stripped car was found near Fayetteville, police said Thursday.Police said they did not know if foul play was involved. James Jordan, 57, was last seen July 22...
Monso, Bredensteiner College-Bound
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., has announced the signings of All-Gateway Athletic Conference soccer players Tammy Monso and Mandy Bredensteiner for the upcoming season.Monso, a four-year varsity player from Francis Howell North, had seven goals...
Nation's Top Mediator Says His Goodbyes
The words were upbeat but Bernie DeLury's tone was, for him, muted."I'm all right, I'm all right," he said over the telephone this week from Washington. An intuitive kind of fellow, he was answering a question before any was asked.DeLury was describing...
`Night to Remember' Was Just That
IT WOULD be easy to dismiss the success of Rod Stewart's most recent release, "Unplugged . . . and Seated," because anything leaning toward the acoustic seems to be a hot property these days.Nevertheless, the fact that this disc made its debut on the...
Obituaries
Jessica A. Runyon Jessica Allison Runyon, 5, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (Aug. 11, 1993) at her home in St. Charles County after a long illness.</P><P>A funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Paul Funeral Home, 240 North Kingshighway,...
Officials Blast Costly Federal Mandates
Get off our backs. That's the short, not-so-sweet message that local governments are organizing to send the federal government.Tired of the federal government imposing new programs or regulations on local governments, without the money to carry them...
Owners Go Extra Innings in Revenue-Sharing Talks
Suspense was thick, action sporadic and agreements nonexistent as the baseball owners continued marathon and mysterious meetings well into the night Thursday.More than 100 representatives of the 28 major-league clubs picked up where they left off after...
Owners Pledge No Lockout; Revenue Sharing on Hold
Baseball owners pledged Thursday night not to lock out players at the start of the 1994 season.After owners met for approximately 30 hours over two days and failed to reach agreement on revenue sharing, management negotiator Richard Ravitch made the...
Owners Talks Go into Extra Innings
Baseball's battle over revenue sharing turned into shuttle diplomacy Thursday as owners struggled to agree on an economic plan.Richard Ravitch, management's labor negotiator and the chief proponent of revenue sharing, pursuaded owners to cancel their...
People
It must be August, the silly season; Hollywood can speak of nothing but HEIDI FLEISS, the may-or-may-not-be-madam and her may-or-may-not-exist little book of big, big names.</P><P>Fleiss, 27, is getting some advice from somebody who's...
Rain Prompts Warning of Rivers on Rise Again
Don't remove those sandbags yet.</P><P>That's the warning the St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency issued Thursday. The Missouri and Mississippi rivers were expected to rise again, but not nearly as high as before, because of...
Reno Vows Full Inquiry into Foster's Allegations
Attorney General Janet Reno pledged Thursday a thorough investigation into the allegations made by deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster in a note written right before his suicide.At a news conferences, Reno said there was no evidence so far to support...
`Rocket' Victim: Bruised Bailey Praised by Cunningham
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Victor Bailey because of his quick feet and sticky hands, but Wednesday the rookie wide receiver had to resort to his fingers and shoulders to describe what catching a pass from Randall Cunningham is like.</P><P>"It's...
Sandy Hayes, on the Road
SO YOU THOUGHT you had it bad?Talk to Sandy Hayes. Think about her the next time you're down in the dumps.In drier times, Hayes lives in a one-story house near Alabama Avenue and Germania Street in south St. Louis, near the River Des Peres. She's lived...
School Chief of Kirkwood Dies at 62 Superintendent Keating Suffers Fatal Heart Attack
Thomas N. Keating, superintendent of Kirkwood schools since 1978, died Thursday morning after a heart attack while vacationing at his daughter's home near Lincoln, Neb.</P><P>Dr. Keating, 62, collapsed while walking with his wife, Ginny, ...
Serbs Report Pullout; U.N. Denies It
Bosnian Serbs claimed Thursday that their soldiers had pulled back from two peaks overlooking Sarajevo.But U.N. officials said thousands of Serbian fighters remained on the mountains - and noted that the threat of NATO air strikes to drive the Serbs...
Simpson Is High in a Very Low Field Irwin Joins 56 Others under Par
There is no question that Hale Irwin's game is perfectly suited to an Inverness Club golf course that demands patience and precision.Irwin is an acknowledged master of patient play, course management and shot placement.When he is on his game, that is.He...
Sports Shorts
Doctors: Seles Unable To Defend Open Title</P><P>Monica Seles, sidelined since being stabbed by a fan in April, will be unable to defend her U.S. Open title and it is unclear when she will return to daily competition, her doctors said...
Stress from Floods Can Be Treated
After the waters recede and the stories of the great Midwest flood of 1993 no longer head the evening news, the nightmarish images of rushing, rising water, exploding levees, destroyed homes and possessions, and financial ruin will remain vividly etched...
Tending Her Garden Director Agnieszka Holland Brings Her Favorite Childhood Book to Life Again
GIVEN the controversy and strain in the life of Polish-born director Agnieszka Holland last year, it is understandable that she might have been looking for some light relief.</P><P>Nominated last year for an Academy Award for her screenplay...
Tension Rings out as Shots in Somalia Varying Accounts of Rally Show Distrust of U.S
THREE ARMY HUMVEES stopped in their tracks Thursday morning just short of Mogadishu's parade grounds, where thousands of Somalis were shouting anti-American slogans and taunting the approaching soldiers.The U.S. commander surveyed the scene at the "Protest...
The Tragic Farce That Destroys Bosnia
There is a form of classic farce in which the fool places his trust again and again in a rogue who tricks him every time. He learns no more from experience than the animated cartoon creature who is repeatedly flattened.</P><P>The United...
This Aerobics Teacher Is Bothered by Itching
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am an aerobics dance instructor. About halfway into a class my face and legs turn red and itch. I am depending on this work to survive. I am a single mother. What is going on with the itch and redness? What can be done?I think you...
Tigers Pound Orioles Third Day in Row
The Detroit Tigers hit a grand slam for the third consecutive game Thursday as they routed the Baltimore Orioles 17-11 and completed a three-game sweep.The Tigers won the first two games 15-5 and 15-1, and Thursday was the seventh time they have scored...
Toddler Is Locked in Steamy Automobile
Dear Abby: Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I were shopping at a local shopping center. We went back to our car to drop off some packages when we noticed a child about 2 years old, alone in a locked car. We live in a desert town where the temperature...
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....
Top-Heavy Leaderboard Has Someone for Everyone
The leaderboard at the 75th PGA Championship is like a smorgasbord.It's jammed with big names, no names, globe-trotting stars, club pros, Americans, Europeans, South Americans, a Canadian.You name it, Inverness has it.Just when it appeared that Lanny...
Traders Taking Short Ride on Long Bonds
When everything goes right in financial markets, the magnitude of a rally can surprise even the biggest bulls. That's what is happening now with 30-year Treasury bonds - securities that for most people are more useful as symbols than as actual investments.</P><P>If...
Twa Jobs Moving to City from County
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and Trans World Airline executives said Thursday that 1,050 airline jobs will move from St. Louis County into the city about the time the company moves its headquarters and 300 executives to this area.Bosley, Gov. Mel Carnahan...
Two Courts Press Kessler, and He Resists
A federal grand jury here has subpoenaed Morris B. Kessler to testify in its ongoing investigation of the Second Injury Fund, and Kessler is resisting.Kessler, 72, pleaded guilty June 21 to defrauding the fund and could get nearly three years in prison...
Unhappy Cross Plans to Transfer from Illinois to Mu
University of Illinois safety Demontie Cross, a member of the 1992 Post-Dispatch "10 Most Wanted" football list, said Thursday he is transferring to Missouri."People always wish they could go to the other schools they liked," said Cross, who was redshirted...
U.S. Pushes Mideast Talks Antagonists Are Invited to Washington to Resume Hunt for Peace
The United States has asked Israel, three Arab governments and a Palestinian delegation to resume Middle East peace talks in Washington at the end of the month, the State Department announced Thursday.There was no immediate word on their response. But...
U.S. Sends out Invitations to Parties in Mideast Peace Talks
The United States has asked Israel, three Arab governments and a Palestinian delegation to resume Middle East peace talks in Washington at the end of the month, the State Department announced Thursday.There was no immediate word on their response. But...

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