St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 13, 1994

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Aerodynamics Spell Difference between Winning and Luging
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, the following column fails to mention Tonya Harding. We are working on this and will correct it as soon as possible.)I will admit that I was scared.My body was crammed uncomfortably inside the unforgiving,...
A Look Back at How City Was
THE ARRIVAL of February marked 39 years of full-time St. Louis residence for me, 29 with newspapers in sports and/or entertainment, sandwiched around 10 with the football Cardinals. I've met a lot of wonderful people and had more than my share of good...
Ambush's Eck Wants a Shot at Cup Berth
The resume of Ambush forward Ted Eck includes 10 "caps" - appearances in full international matches with the United States national team.It also includes a goal he scored in a 2-1 loss to East Germany in 1990.But it doesn't include much promise that...
Americans Show Not All Downhill Skiers Are Nuts
Today we trash the theory that there is some common flaw in downhill skiers, a blindness to good sense and reason that instructs them to reach for the throttle when ordinary people grab at the brake.A gene, maybe. Something that makes them momentarily...
Another 1 Bite Dust as N. Carolina Falls
The No. 1 jinx is alive and well, thanks again to Georgia Tech.The top-ranked team in The Associated Press poll lost for the sixth successive week, when North Carolina blew a 15-point lead and fell to Georgia Tech 96-89 on Saturday.In the previous five...
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Can Cause Side Effects
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am an elderly person with lots of aches and pains. I take one or more anti-inflammatory drugs daily. My daughter recently clipped an article on side effects, including ulcers. I didn't realize this until I read this warning. Please...
Are Whites Using Indian Rites `Shake 'N' Bake Medicine Men'?
Each Saturday, Darrel Hallbick asks the Stone People to release ancient American Indian teachings through steam rising from heated rocks splashed with water.Perspiration drips from his body as mist from the holy water and heated rocks turns the ceremonial...
Arizona Paradise Doesn't Hide Coleman's la Concerns
From the towering windows of his $1 million custom-designed home in Scottsdale, Ariz., Vince Coleman can gaze serenely upon lushly landscaped paths laid out for walking, jogging and bicycling; upon date palms, native desert trees and vibrant flowering...
Around the Venues
FINLAND PULLS HOCKEY UPSET, EYES RUSSIANS</P><P>Is Russia finally on the ropes? Is Finland ready for another upset? The answer will come Monday when the two teams meet in an early showdown that could turn the Olympic hockey tournament ...
At a Glance
ABOUT THOSE RPI RATINGS. . .</P><P>- Some interesting notes about the latest RPI, the computer rankings closest to the forumla used by the NCAA at tournament selection time:</P><P>- Louisville is No. 1 in the overall ratings...
At a Glance
GOOD LUCK CHARM</P><P>If you see Mark Wilcox next Feb. 3, hang around him. Something good is probably going to happen. The senior guard from Rider College scored his 1,000th point on Feb. 3 in the Broncs' 78-57 victory over St. Francis,...
Better Beware: The Beavers Are Striking Back
TODAY'S TOPIC - and we wish to stress that this has nothing whatsoever to do with the Clinton administration - is Beavers In The News.Here at the Center For Being Alarmed, we have been monitoring the beaver situation for more than two years now, and...
Beyond the Baby-Boomer Blues Most of Tallent's Stories Offer Hope for New Beginnings
HoneyStories By Elizabeth Tallent207 pages, Knopf, $22ELIZABETH TALLENT begins her latest collection of stories with an epigraph from an improvised Hopi song: "If only I could concentrate on my plans,/If only I could keep my mind on the aims in my heart."Taken...
Billikens Backers Hope to Be Home Alone
St. Louis University basketball fans are talking about it in barbershops and boardrooms.Forget The Arena, which will be SLU's old home next season. Forget the new Kiel Center, which is supposed to be SLU's new basketball home but has become a point of...
Black, Affluent - and Angry Study of African-American Achievers Examines Controversial Issues
The Rage Of Privileged ClassBy Ellis Cose192 pages, HarperCollins, $23IN A WORD, "Rage" was lost. And I'm disappointed that the author and editors lost it."Rage" is wordy, poorly researched, stumbling and neither commercially nor academically able to...
Blaze, Buddy, Hall of Famers, Knew Basketball `When'
His championships came in an era preserved by the flattop haircut Buddy Jeannette wears at age 76, when the basketball he watches hardly resembles the basketball he learned. Carol Blazejowski's championship came Wednesday.On the road from Fond du Lac...
Bonnie and John Raitt: Father-Daughter Bond
`IS THAT Bonnie?"The fan is young, in his mid-20s, and he looks at Bonnie Raitt, seven-time Grammy winner, as she walks down the street, with love in his eyes and lust in his heart.But who is that with her, that tall, still-dapper white-haired man in...
Breakfast-Bowl Inflation Cereal Firms Dishing out Higher Prices
With the price of some cereals nudging $5 a box, Kellogg Co.'s plan to raise prices an average of 2.6 percent surprises stock analysts and outrages consumer advocates.Some analysts wonder whether Kellogg Co. can make the higher prices stick in the highly...
Briefs
MISSOURI PIKE COUNTY Reward Set In Shooting Of Female Bald Eagle</P><P>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to know who shot a female bald eagle last month in Pike County and is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading...
Briefs
GEORGIA Former Congressman Begins Prison Sentence</P><P>Former Rep. Pat Swindall, R-Ga., has started serving a one-year prison term for lying to a federal grand jury about his involvement in a money-laundering scheme. Swindall, 43, reported...
Cabinet Diversity Helps Dismantle Artificial Barriers
Critics of affirmative action (or "diversity," as it called these days) make two key arguments: First, efforts to recruit women and minorities lead to lowered standards. Second, they encourage "reverse discrimination" and quotas. Why, they demand, can't...
Canadians' Health Care out of Sorts `Model' System Now Undercut by Costs
Most of the 23,000 doctors in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will take a one-week vacation next month - without pay.The doctors say they are being forced to abandon their patients because the government-funded health-care system can't afford...
Church and State Far Apart Indeed in One City Ward
THE REV. ALBERT MANSON, the pastor of the Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church, had a dream.His church would have real stained glass windows, not just colored plastic sheets pasted to the windows. What's more, his church would have a steeple, just...
City Violence Begets Family Heartbreak
AT 4 O'CLOCK in the afternoon, the editors here gather at a round table to plan the next day's paper. On one of these occasions recently, we were presented with two striking photographs. The pictures were offered to illustrate a story about a woman named...
Coleman's Remedy after Crisis: A Mind-and-Body Tutor
Most mornings, Vince Coleman jumps in his newly minted cherry-colored $40,000 Range Rover and heads for an inauspicious brick-and-glass fitness studio located on a commercial strip in east-central Phoenix. There, Coleman, traded by the New York Mets...
Collectors with Sense of History Cherish Black Memorabilia
Imagine.You're visiting the home of a middle-income black family. In a wood-and-glass cabinet in the living room you spot a ceramic alligator, its mouth open wide, baring pointed teeth, straining to bite a black toddler sitting on its tail.On top of...
College Offers a Degree of Certainty to Employers
Nova Scotia wants to offer employers a warranty for its community-college graduates, the most ambitious proposal in Canada to guarantee the quality of future employees.The plan, part of a major overhaul of the province's community colleges, might not...
Corrections System Is Overloaded
More than a quarter century ago, a state senator from northwest Missouri warned his colleagues about continued legislative neglect of the Missouri Department of Corrections. As an experienced trial lawyer as well as legislator, the senator knew of what...
Coupons, Sales Can Ease Cereal Price Crunch
Dietitians say consumers can find breakfast bargains if they're willing to clip coupons, wait for sales and read labels carefully."I don't buy cereal unless a store has a sale on it or I have a coupon," says Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian...
Dance from the Past
ABOUT A hundred people fell into a time warp last Sunday night and will never be quite the same again.The story Washington University is giving out is that the party at Holmes Hall was planned by the Friends of the Music Society to raise scholarship...
Death Sentences Those Who Seek to Silence Salman Rushdie Threaten Us All
On Feb. 14, 1989, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran issued a pronouncement against writer Salman Rushdie, saying: "I inform the proud Muslim people of the world that the author of `The Satanic Verses,' which is against Islam, the Prophet and...
Did Beer Affect Revenue Deal? Cards Say No
Was the revenue-sharing proposal recently accepted by major-league clubs about beer or baseball?According to Wall Street Journal scribe John Helyar, it was about beer. In a recent story, Helyar reported the chief executives of the Houston Astros, San...
Doctors' Average Income Was $177,400 in 1992
The average income of the nation's physicians rose to $177,400 in 1992, up 4 percent from the year before, the American Medical Association reports.Such incomes are apparently helping make careers in medicine more desirable than ever, despite doctors'...
Dozens of Inmates Riot at Workhouse City Police Use Tear Gas to Quell Disturbance
A riot broke out Saturday evening among some 50 inmates at the City Workhouse, prompting police in riot gear to fire tear gas to quell the disturbance, authorities said.The trouble began around 8 p.m. in the jail at 7600 Hall Street, police said. It...
Ensemble Takes Its Name Seriously
HAVING TROUBLE finding a place for your rock band to rehearse?What if you had to come up with a room that had four acoustic pianos?That's what the Contemporary Piano Ensemble needs in order to rehearse or perform its jazz concerts. And as spokesman/pianist...
Even the Lowly Mets Look Good to Once-Feared Davis
The New York Mets, a team starving for delicious ironies, may have finally found one: A player who wants to forget what he calls the nightmares of the past by coming to, not leaving, the Mets.That player is Glenn Davis, who was signed to a minor league...
`Execution' Isn't All That Shocking
SO MUCH SHOCK has been expressed in some quarters over NBC's "Witness to the Execution" (8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 5) that you'd think it actually was, as Ad Age warned, "snuff TV." Or that, as North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad proclaimed, it typified the...
Exploring Uncharted Realms Science-Fiction Collection Contains Few Familiar Titles
The Norton Book Of Science FictionEdited by Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery869 pages, Norton, $27.50URSULA LE GUIN has taken it on herself, with help from co-editor Brian Attebery and consultant Karen Joy Fowler, to establish once and for all that...
Ex-Police Officer Is Fighting Disease, Overland Officials She Feels Cheated out of Job, Plans to Sue
Police work was all Theresa Carton ever wanted to do.She spent more than 10 years in civilian jobs in three police departments, starting when she was 18. As she neared age 30, going through a divorce, she decided it was time to become a police officer.In...
F-18 Hornet Program Takes Flak
THE DIEHARDS ARE dying hard indeed in their fight against the newest model of the McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet.So far, that plane - the "E" model Hornet - exists only on paper. But the Navy has already said it wants to buy 1,000 of them - at at least...
Festival's Whitewater Paddlers to Test Skill on Thunder River
Thunder River at Six Flags will be the venue for the whitewater paddling events of the Olympic Festival here July 1-10.Some 50 people from all over the country will compete July 5-7 in decked canoes and kayaks in slalom races on the 1,600-feet-long artificial...
Forest Service Establishes New Toll-Free System for Reservations
THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE has a new toll-free number for reserving campsites at its 156 national forests and grasslands around the country. Reservations made through the number cost $7.50 for family sites and $15 for group sites, plus the daily camping...
From Terrorism to Statesmanship
Lady Margaret Thatcher was in the United States recently. When asked about the 48-hour visa for Gerry Adams, political spokesman for the IRA, Thatcher summoned up her most resounding tone of indignation and said, "Democracy should never have truck with...
Games Open in Icy Pageantry Memory of Sarajevo Is Only Somber Note
It was a human snowstorm, swirling with pageantry and emotion.There was fire and ice and singing and dancing and fantasy and folklore. There was a king and a president or two and a first lady.That was how the 17th Winter Olympic Games came to Norway...
Government Gains When Minors Smoke
Teen-agers pay about $240 million a year in state and federal taxes in buying cigarettes, and about half of this amount comes from stores illegally selling to minors, a researcher estimated.The researcher, Dr. Michael Cummings of New York's Roswell Park...
`Green' Games: Where Plates Are Edible
In this land of pristine fjords and virgin forests, it was only natural that the Norwegians would try to stage the most environmentally friendly Olympics in history:Dinner plates and utensils consist of potato and corn starch to be ground into animal...
Harding Will Skate; She Drops Lawsuit
Tonya Harding will skate in the Winter Games, her place secured Saturday in an agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee reached hours after the opening ceremonies in Lillehammer, Norway.The deal worked out between attorneys for the Olympic Committee...
Hat Trick Local Designer's Styles Are Brimming with Excitement
AS CATHY ALLEN sits at her workbench, she is surrounded by sculpture in straw.Multiple versions of red, yellow, purple, pink, beige and white straw hats hang from tall wooden racks in all corners of her workroom. They look like crowded petals on a fat...
Hazelwood East Heads En Masse to State as 11 Spartans Advance
Hazelwood East High wrestling coach Jim Paulsen wasn't sure how his defending Missouri Class 4A champion Spartans would fare this season."I'm a little more nervous now," Paulsen said. "Last year, we sneaked up on people. People didn't think we had the...
Hero Luger Kennedy an American Favorite
Duncan Kennedy used to be known as a luger who surfs - not, he points out, a surfer who luges. He was "the tattooed man" with the word LUGE and flames sizzling on his bicep.Now he is his sport's answer to the Greatest American Hero. And he's given luge...
Hopefuls Flock to Branson Talent Agent Helps Keep Dream Alive
Musicians, singers, dancers and even magicians call on B.J. Katz to help make them a star in this Ozarks entertainment showplace.Aspiring performers from across the nation phone or simply drop in to Katz's office, seeking out the woman who until recently...
Ibsen Tells Timely Tale in `Enemy'
The more things change, the more they remain the same."An Enemy of the People," written 111 years ago, might have been written last week. Henrik Ibsen's powerful drama, pitting ethics and health against commerce and greed, opened a monthlong run at the...
In 50 Seconds, Thieves Make off with Munch's Famous `Scream'
"The Scream," Edvard Munch's painting that was a harbinger of modern art, was stolen Saturday from Norway's National Art Museum. Thieves used a ladder to climb in through a window."It's like someone stole the `Mona Lisa,' " said Oslo University art professor...
In Valentines of Old, Revenge Was Sweet
In 18th century England only one thing was worse than an empty letter box on St. Valentine's Day: a poison pen valentine.Spiteful verses accompanied by crass caricatures reduced hopeful young women to tears and caused angry scenes at post offices throughout...
`Is That a Gang' Recognizing Crime Issue Easier Than Recognizing Solutions, Gephardt Finds
DICK GEPHARDT POPPED another Breath Saver into his mouth, pushed aside the little curtains and looked out of the police van. What he saw was a seedy street corner in south St. Louis, a few boarded up buildings and a large group of black youths milling...
Is Your Husband's Sister's Husband Really Your Brother-in-Law?
Dear Miss Manners: We would like to know what your relationship would be to your husband's sister's husband.Most of our friends think he would be your brother-in-law. One friend insists he would be no relation.Gentle Reader: Sure, he's a relation. His...
It Looks like the Old Hornet - but Looks Can Be Deceiving
THE OFFICIAL name of the Hornet-E is the F/A-18 Hornet E/F - a mouthful with meaning. It breaks down this way:The "F/A" stands for "fighter/attack" - two types of planes in one. Even the Hornet's critics agree that the Navy can no longer afford to buy...
It's a Wonder: Uplifting Lingerie Is Caught in a Bra War
I'VE GOT A couple of those Gossard Wonderbras," said Kate Moss in an interview in the January Vanity Fair. "They are so brilliant, I swear, even I get cleavage with them."When I read these words, I knew I had to test one.The Gossard Wonderbra: What...
Japan Warns U.S. against Sanctions Retaliation Would Follow, Premier Says
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa warned the United States on Saturday against imposing trade sanctions on Japan after the failure of trade talks.His top aides said such action would cause Tokyo to retaliate with sanctions on American products."I very...
Jayhawks Roll an 11 at Kansas State
Eleven years. Eleven successive victories on their archrival's home court. The Kansas Jayhawks can hardly believe their streak against Kansas State."It is amazing," senior forward Patrick Richey said Saturday night after the fifth-ranked Jayhawks stopped...
Joe, 80, on Ted, 76: `Best Hitter Ever'
"I've never seen, from 1936 until today," said Joe DiMaggio, an incomparable New York Yankees centerfielder who's moving a little slower in his 80th year, "a better hitter than Ted Williams." It was like Mozart critiquing Beethoven, or Edison analyzing...
Johnson Keeps His Title with Rollicking Decision
Virgil Akins peered at the main event through his good eye and nodded his approval.International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Tom "Boom Boom" Johnson was finishing up a unanimous, cantankerous decision over No. 1 contender Orlando Soto of...
Just Win, Baby! This Mu Squad Has Nice Blend
Norm Stewart certainly has had more gifted teams. Bigger, stronger, quicker. Teams more colorful and dramatic. Teams with more playground swagger. Teams stocked with athletes headed for big paydays in the NBA.And we know what happened to all of those...
Kerrigan Wants to Put Rivalry Talk on Ice
It turns out that figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is like all the rest of us. She, too, is fascinated by the saga of rival skater Tonya Harding."It's kind of like reading a book and you just can't wait to get to the end and see what happens," Kerrigan said...
Kinloch Man Tries in Vain to Save Cousin from Fire
With a fire station half a block away, John Williams fled the flames that swept through his trailer in Kinloch Saturday morning, but he was unable to save his cousin.The firefighters Williams summoned to the trailer at 8135 Scott Avenue also failed."Fire...
Label Rule on Bst Unpopular FDA Makes It Tough to Prove a Negative
Bob Wills' reputation extends far beyond the sales of his $5 million-a-year cheese business.He was the first food producer in Wisconsin - perhaps the country - to use labels saying he doesn't accept milk from cows injected with a new drug from Monsanto...
Laclede Landing's Biggest Booster Tom Purcell Finds Hope, Worry in Gambling Plans
Tom Purcell is proud to count himself among the "belly people."His term for such folks has nothing to do with girth. It has everything to do with getting things done. And old Marine that he is, Purcell never gives up."I work in the belly," Purcell says....
Lemieux Returns, but Penguins Lose
Mario Lemieux returned to the Pittsburgh lineup with a goal and assist Saturday, but Neal and Paul Broten scored two goals apiece to give the Dallas Stars a 9-3 victory over the Penguins.Lemieux, playing for the first time since Nov. 7, scored his points...
Lemieux Returns; Penguins Get Strafed by Stars 9-3
Mario Lemieux returned to the Pittsburgh lineup with a goal and assist Saturday, but Neal and Paul Broten scored two goals apiece to give the Dallas Stars a 9-3 victory over the slump-ridden Penguins.Lemieux, playing for the first time since Nov. 7,...
Little Love Lost in French-U.S. Hockey
Kjell Larsson tries for charity when asked about the "manque d'amour" - lack of love - between the French and U.S. hockey teams."The life in America," the coach of the French team explains, "you have to be strong to survive. In France, the life is another...
Memphis State Stops Uab; Depaul Suffers Blowout in Detroit
A couple of pep talks made a big difference for the Memphis State Tigers in their rematch with Alabama-Birmingham in the Great Midwest Conference.Routed 85-57 by the Blazers on Jan. 16, the Tigers got even with a 58-53 victory over No. 19 UAB on Saturday...
Minnesota Trounces Wisconsin Again
Wisconsin coach Stu Jackson was right. Minnesota wasn't 37 points better than his Badgers. On Saturday, the Golden Gophers were only 31 points better.Voshon Lenard's 22 points led six Golden Gophers in double figures as 23rd-ranked Minnesota routed the...
Modern Times: Book Tries to Trace the Dawn of the Contemporary Era
In The BeginningThe Advent of the Modern Age, Europe in the 1840s337 pages, Scribner, $30WE ARE LIVING in the modern age, it is universally agreed, since any time in which we live must be modern. But when did this epoch begin? The end of the Cold War,...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Just when we thought all the weird elements in the TONYA HARDING case were flushed out, some new developments came to the attention of Upon Further Review. Detroit police had gotten an anonymous tip from a female caller named "Patty" implicating getaway...
Mullin Isn't Same Player since Death of His Mother
One of the essentials of life for Chris Mullin is his diamond cutter's concentration. When that focus is disrupted, Mullin's course is altered. Maybe that's why his sweet shot is catching rim. Maybe that's why his thoughts sometimes bounce away to no...
Murray Sours on Expansion Flip-Flop
As usual, Fran Murray never used the word "lawsuit." But as usual, the implication was clear.Murray is contemplating legal action against the National Football League, saying it wrongfully denied St. Louis an expansion franchise."I'm looking at what...
New Russian Trend: Juvenile Crime Wave
A new underclass is taking shape amid the ruins of the communist economy and police state: child criminals.Police statistics show juvenile crime has more than doubled in a year - and is growing 10 times faster than adult crime. Underage criminals committed...
Northwestern Passes Its Headaches on to Illini 79-68
Northwestern's Wildcats found a place to escape after a mysterious week full of distractions and questions. They simply went to the basketball court and focused on playing Saturday night.Without coach Ricky Byrdsong, who took a leave of absence Monday,...
Norway: A New Game for CBS Report on Lillehammer: Compact
THE CITY of Lillehammer, Norway, plays host to the XVII Olympic Winter Games now through Feb. 27. More than 2,500 athletes from 70 countries will converge on the quiet resort village in pursuit of 61 gold medals.CBS has scheduled almost 120 hours of...
Notes & Calendar
The Missouri Deer Classic, with seminars, demonstrations and displays about deer and turkey hunting, will be March 5-6 at the new Boone County Coliseum, on U.S. 63 four miles north of Interstate 70.The Missouri state turkey calling contest will be held...
Optometrists Set Sights on Wider Responsibility Fight Reflects Bigger Role for Non-Physicians
Mike Scarlet does a slow burn when he drives by his optometrist's office in Montgomery City.He'd like to get treatment there for his glaucoma, but optometrists aren't allowed to treat such a serious eye disease in Missouri. So several times a year, he...
People
Oscar nominee ANNA PAQUIN (best supporting actress) has yet to see all of the movie that got her there, "The Piano." You see, Paquin is only 11, and the movie has some gamy scenes. At home in New Zealand, her parents are making her duck out of the theater...
Physicians' Pheast: Just What the Doctor Ordered
THE PHYSICIANS' PHEAST has come a long way, baby.It began eight years ago as a tiny party at Plaza Frontenac to benefit kidney research. The physicians cooked the food to keep costs down and to display their skill as chefs. It netted about $6,500.Last...
Pipkins Conquers Unknown in Luge
Robert Pipkins, 20, an alternate on the U.S. luge team, was introduced to the sport in the summer of 1988 when his mother, who worked for the NYNEX Corporation in New York, one of the team's major sponsors, read about a novice training camp at Lake Placid,...
Planners Envision Downtown Neighborhood
Picture this:You and 110,000 others work in a bustling downtown St. Louis, with nearly half the office space in the St. Louis region. At lunchtime, you brown-bag it to a park or plaza, where you listen to music. Or you follow a walkway to a restaurant,...
Political Circuit
If You Liked The First Tax Limit Amendment, Here Comes Sequel</P><P>VOLUNTEERS began circulating petitions this weekend to put the Hancock II amendment on the ballot Nov. 8. They need signatures of 130,000 registered voters by July 8.</P><P>The...
Political Dramas Dominate on Stage
POLITICAL DRAMA moves into the local theater spotlight on Friday with three productions dealing with repression and set in three different countries.The St. Louis Black Repertory Company moves Athol Fugard's "Boesman and Lena," set in South Africa, into...
Profile Fouls out with Some
IN NEWSPAPER PARLANCE, a "personality profile" is a feature article that sets out to paint a well-rounded word-picture of someone, usually a newsmaker, to "explain" him or her to readers.That's what sportswriter Mike Eisenbath produced this week with...
Reader Says `Lighten Up,' Print Something Funny
Dear Ann Landers: I have been reading your column every day for 27 years. I have noticed that your Sunday columns are invariably about heavy topics such as moral dilemmas, mental illness and consumer fraud.How about lightening up a little and giving...
Readers Write about Groundhogs, Hawks and Super Line
Recent columns and articles here about fishing line, groundhogs and chicken hawks prompted an interesting response from readers.Allen Plate of Fulton, who describes himself as an "avid" bass tournament fisherman (having participated in 43 of them in...
Renting a House Is Child's Play in Jamaica
Q. Is it possible to rent a house for one week in Jamaica? I have invited several of my children and their children to a get-together for my 90th birthday in November.We would need a housekeeper, and a nanny for two or three small children. This does...
Revolving-Door Inmate Demands His Right-To Stay in Prison
Most prisoners are eager to get out of jail, but James D. Summerlin of Tampa, Fla., is fighting to keep his prison bunk until his sentence expires in 1997.Florida officials want him out early. Florida law requires all inmates to accept the conditions...
Richter's Heir Lost Home in Quake
Charles Richter, whose name evokes earthquakes, was one of the victims of the Jan. 17 tremor, more than eight years after his death.A fire triggered by the quake burned down a house where hundreds of Richter's personal belongings were stored, including...
Romance in Technicolor the Way Love Is Portrayed on Film Is a Sign of the Times
IN "Grumpy Old Men," Jack Lemmon, who is 69 years old, is made youthful again by the love of Ann-Margret, 52. A pivotal moment comes when he kisses her for the first time. At a recent showing of the movie in St. Louis, when their lips touched, a young...
Ryne Advises Michael: Watch out for That Hiss
Fear.A major-league fastball makes a sound even before it slams into something that interrupts its flight - a bat, a mitt, a helmet.It's not so much a hum. More of a hiss.A fastball sailing in on a hitter who was expecting something else can crack bone....
Sales Pitch: A Nomad's Primer on Buying the Perfect Tent
THERE'S A PERFECT PLACE to stay, far from rude desk clerks, people whooping it up next door, $12 hamburgers from room service and credit card penury caused by hotel and motel bills. The place is in the North Woods or on the seacoast, deep in the wilderness...
Scare Tactics Used by Luddites
The Luddites are at it again. They are picketing supermarkets, pouring milk onto sidewalks and generally trying to scare the hell out of people about the newest menace to society: "Genetic milk."Sounds scary, doesn't it? In fact, it is perfectly normal...
Scoring Spotlight Focuses on Center Stage
Only twice in National Basketball Association history have centers finished 1-2 in the NBA scoring race. This season, the top four scorers in the league are centers, a quantum switch from just a year ago when Michael Jordan still held sway.Shaquille...
Serbs' View from Above: Fear, Fatigue Army Hidden in Hills Wary of West, Truce
It is a four-hour drive from Sarajevo through snowbound mountains to the Bosnian Serb stronghold of Han Pijesak.The trip, which a small group of journalists made Thursday, offers a glimpse into the Bosnian Serbs' perspective of the war, as well as their...
Small Jewels in the Crown
LIKE MILLIONS OF TOURISTS, we had seen and enjoyed the exquisite pleasures of Toledo, Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla. But we were also eager to admire the smaller jewels in the Spanish crown. We found three very precious, but very different, gems: Guadalupe,...
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