St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 27, 1994

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3s Are Wild When Tigers Deal
Minutes after Saturday's 99-83 victory over Oklahoma, Missouri coach Norm Stewart took his first glance at the postgame stats."Oklahoma has got some shooters, don't they?" Stewart said, shaking his head. "They shoot that basketball."Speak for yourself,...
8th-Place Finish Is U.S. Hockey's Worst
The United States hockey team exited the Olympic tournament Saturday night in the way that suited it best, furiously scratching at the goal mouth, firing shots from the point, whirling and flying like a band of hornets.But that, unfortunately for the...
Abduction by Aliens Far from Dream to These Believers
"When I was 7 years old, I had this dream," C.C. Peters says. "That's what I was told; that it was a dream. That's what I believed at the time."Now, 26 years later, the housewife believes she was abducted by aliens.They came to her home in New Jersey,...
Aggressive New Man of Steel Granite City Native Takes Union's Reins
George Becker and hundreds of chanting airline workers wanted to deliver a stinging Christmas card to the chairman of USAir, but they had a problem: five security guards."I'm a USAir frequent flier," Becker shouted to the stone-faced guards blocking...
Albert Stephan Jr; State Appeals Court Judge
Judge Albert J. Stephan Jr. of the Missouri Court of Appeals at St. Louis died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 1994) at Barnes-Extended Care at Clayton after suffering from cancer. He was 60.Gov. Joseph Teasdale appointed Judge Stephan to the court in 1977. He was...
Aldermanic Bill Seeks Water-Rate Hike Another Measure Would Raise Property Tax
HIGHER WATER rates, property taxes and court fines in St. Louis are on the horizon, as aldermen introduced measures Friday calling for the increases.The property-tax increase - to benefit the public library system - and the court-fine increase must be...
"American Food, French Technique" Greg Perez Defines His Style at Painted Plates
Pot roast? Fried chicken with country gravy?Old-fashioned? Not exactly. At Painted Plates, a new restaurant at the east end of the Delmar Loop, chef/owner Greg Perez offers his own versions of down-home dishes like those; he calls his style "rejuvenated...
American's Aristide Song Is Taboo to Haiti's Army
Richard Morse won recognition abroad when Jonathan Demme chose one of his songs for the soundtrack of his movie, "Philadelphia."But Haiti's military rulers haven't been quite as enthusiastic about Morse's biggest hit. Called "Fey" - Creole for "Faith"...
An American in Paris Jeu De Paume Is Unlikely Home of Bishop Retrospective
THE FORMER temple of French impressionism may seem an unlikely place to encounter an exhibition of paintings by a native of Neosho, Mo. Nevertheless, the Jeu de Paume, once home to masterpieces by such luminaries as Manet, Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne,...
A New Wrinkle
WRINKLE IT, crinkle it, roll it, fold it, just don't spindle or mutilate it.Crinkled fabric has become a fashion basic for well-traveled women.Now it's also a spring fashion item, found everywhere from the ubiquitous Limited and Express mall stores to...
Angoff Workers Comp Plan Splits Business
While angering insurers, Jay Angoff is gaining both allies and skeptics in the state's powerful business lobby as he pushes a plan to reform workers compensation coverage."He's trying to do the right thing," says Chris Wrigley of the Associated Industries...
A Parting of the Ways
A high forehead is a sign of intelligence.Each year, George gets a little more intelligent. This does not bother him, because George is a mature man.Unfortunately, George has a friend who isn't so mature.Whenever this guy sits in front of the TV and...
Arkansas Tough Down the Stretch
Corey Beck and Clint McDaniel each made two big free throws down the stretch as top-ranked Arkansas beat Auburn 91-81 Saturday night for its 10th successive victory.Arkansas (22-2, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) led by as many as 15 early in the second...
Around the Venues
Russians Miss Out On Hockey Medal</P><P>Finland won the Olympic hockey bronze medal Saturday night with its second shutout of Russia, 4-0, putting the finishing touches on the demise of a dynasty.</P><P>In their 10 previous...
A Secret Beach along a Crowded Shore
WOULD YOU LIKE to be one of the few to know about a gorgeous and secluded stretch of beach in southern Maine? A place where you can watch sea birds work the marshes or gaze at crashing waves while basking on a private patch of sand?Hey, who wouldn't?But...
As Rates Rise, Banks May Turn to Loans Treasury Bonds Getting Less Attractive
U.S. banks may shy away from buying bonds and lean more heavily on another traditional source of income: lending.The prospect of higher interest rates and a stronger economy this year could slake banks' thirst for the likes of Treasuries and mortgage-backed...
At a Glance
REMEMBERING `PISTOL PETE'</P><P>With due respect to David Lipscomb University's John Pierce, who is poised to become college basketball's all-time leading scorer, Pierce's record is merely testament to college basketball's greatest scorer,...
At the Theater
An Enemy of the People: Henrik Ibsen's far-sighted play about pollution of natural resources and of people is as strong today as it was in 1883. Daren Kelly is powerful as the idealistic doctor and Howard Witt pairs brilliantly with him as his brother,...
A Warm Goodbye Kiss for Our Pal Dinah Shore
AMERICA lost its next-door neighbor when Dinah Shore died of cancer on Thursday, just five days shy of her 77th birthday.Shore, who started out as a "girl next door" singer on radio, became everyone's best friend on television. Full of vivacious Southern...
Baby Boomers Often Lack Character, Reader Says
Dear Ann Landers: You and your readers have gone nuts over how Floyd Hardiman saved Roger Daub, but you should remember that happened 34 years ago and to people of a different generation.If Floyd is 74 now, he was 40 in 1960 and 20 in 1940. This means...
Badgers Will Try to Stop the Skid against Illinois
Things change quickly in the Big Ten Conference, so there are no guarantees for basketball teams such as Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan State.Wisconsin, which plays at Illinois on Sunday in a must game for both teams, is a case in point.The...
Bears Suddenly Making Noise in Free-Agent Mart
The Bears mean business. Noted tightwad Michael McCaskey is giving Chicago head coach Dave Wannstedt some running room in the free-agent market.And Wannstedt is running quickly.First, the Bears signed Detroit quarterback Erik Kramer to a three-year $8.1...
Bears Win, Hope for Tournament Bid
Washington University wrapped up its regular season with a 91-55 victory over the University of Chicago in a University Athletic Association basketball game Saturday night at the WU Field House.The Bears (18-7 overall and 11-3 in the UAA) must wait and...
Bill Would License Bst Use Legislator Also Would Require Labels on Milk
The debate over Monsanto Co.'s new milk drug has moved to the Missouri capitol with a freshman legislator saying farmers should segregate and clearly identify milk from cows injected with the drug."This allows consumers to have a choice," said Rep. Steve...
Bitter NBA Rivalries Now Mostly a Sweet Memory
Sixers-Celtics. Celtics-Lakers. Pistons-Bulls.There was a time when their meetings were anticipated for weeks and even months. Players saved their sharpest elbows and scariest glares for their biggest rivals.The men who played those games remember them...
Blair Became So Dominant Much of Drama Vanished
Fast-forward 35 years. Playing in the attic, the kids find a box filled with picture after picture of Grandma standing on platforms with other women.The other faces change from picture to picture, but Grandma is always there, standing on the top step,...
Blues Impeach Senators 11-1 Verdict Is Team Record for Goals
The Blues finally got their first "laugher" of the National Hockey League season, and they made it the biggest laugh in team history.The Blues whipped the laughingstock Ottawa Senators 11-1 on Saturday night in a National Hockey League game at the Ottawa...
Bosnian Children Realize They Can't Go Home Again Refugee Muslim Pair in Sarajevo Long for Parents
The children lived on a farm, next to a forest where deer, rabbits and pheasants ran wild.Then one day their parents told them they had five minutes to pack a suitcase. Mirza Kapic, then 11, and his sister, Selma, then 14, were put on the back of a truck...
Bosnian-Croat Talks Open in Washington
Far from the shell-scarred walls of Sarajevo, Bosnian and Croatian leaders began talks Saturday in Washington. Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher told them they have "a very special moment" to achieve peace.U.S. officials said the two sides, hoping...
Bosnians Overcome `Refugee Allergy' in U.S., Europe
Emir Grcic, a blond Muslim with a new checkbook and a churchful of friends, is baffled when U.S. authorities say the United States can absorb only several thousand Bosnian refugees a year.As a fresh alumnus of a firing squad - a Serbian officer recognized...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Clinton Pushes For Tough Crime Bill</P><P>President Bill Clinton put pressure on Congress Saturday to pass tough anti-crime legislation to help "replace fear with confidence."</P><P>Clinton, delivering...
Briefs
MISSOURI FONTBONNE COLLEGE President Meneve Dunham To Retire</P><P>Meneve Dunham will retire Dec. 31 as president of Fontbonne College.</P><P>Since she became president in 1985, she has directed capital campaigns that have...
Britain Shouldn't Export Dangerous Wonderbra
NOTE: The following column deals with a Mature Subject Matter that may be highly offensive to some readers, so we are asking editors to please just put it in the newspaper without reading it. Thank you.I wish to discuss a serious threat to our national...
Canseco Is Eager to Regain His Health, Slugger Status
The Texas Rangers wanted Jose Canseco in camp early. They settled for four hours late.Canseco made his grand entrance into the Rangers' training camp Wednesday just as his teammates were finishing their first full-squad workout in the grueling Florida...
Cardinals' Lankford Stops Waggling Bat, Tongue
Ray Lankford has made a couple of changes since last we saw him finishing up a troubled .238 season. He has stopped bobbing his bat up and down like a yo-yo before starting his swing, preferring to flatten it out by starting it on his shoulder. And he...
Carried Away by the Gray Wind
THEY HAVE BEEN MEETING here like this for 10 million years. And until recently, the sandhill cranes had this posh resort on Nebraska's Platte River all to themselves.But over the past few decades they have been joined in their spring rendezvous by increasing...
Chilly Descent into Deception
Kiss Of The WolfA novel by Jim Shepard192 pages, Harcourt Brace, $19.95"WE ARE responsible for the bad things that happen to us," says Joanie Mucherino in the opening of this taut, tense novel. Abandoned by her husband, Joanie flounders through a difficult...
Clinton Ducks Deficit Issue in Fending off Balanced-Budget Amendment
If there is one thing that could convert me to support balanced-budget constitutional amendment, it is the way the Clinton administration is opposing it. The amendment, under debate in the Senate, is a bad idea; the arguments the White House is using...
Coins' Fate Rests with U.S. Judge Turkey Says Antiquities-Worth $10 Million-Were Illegally Taken
An intricate tale describes how ancient coins worth millions made it from the hands of a poor Turkish television repairman into the investment portfolio of a Massachusetts multimillionaire.The ending is up to a U.S. district judge, who must decide the...
Cold Comfort How Preschoolers Get Ready for the Great Outdoors
This is looooong division.How do 10 three-year-olds go into 16 boots, 20 gloves and/or mittens, 10 parkas, 10 woolen hats and hoods and three pairs of snowpants?There are 10 zippers to be zipped and a couple of dozen laces to be tied. And just when you've...
College Costs Keep Climbing as Aid Falls
This industry's price increases always seem to exceed the rate of inflation. It has a real problem keeping its services accessible to poor people. Bill Clinton turned it into a campaign issue.No, it's not health care. It's higher education.Market...
Congress Needs Smoke Alarm
THE LATEST REPORT to Congress by the surgeon general should provide cause for alarm by any right-thinking American.The report, from Dr. Joycelyn Elders, says that most smokers are hooked by the time they are 20, and adds that quitting can be just as...
Courier Duty Too Good to Be True
THE PHONE CALL CAME from out of a footloose traveler's dream.Ten minutes after calling IBC-Pacific, a Los Angeles courier service, I booked a Continental Airlines flight leaving a few days later for Sydney, Australia. Price: $425 round-trip, less than...
D.L. Hughley Zaps Westport Audience
Warning: If you catch D.L. Hughley's comedy act, expect to become part of the show. Few in the audience Friday night at Westport Playhouse escaped his razor tongue unscathed, myself included.Hughley skewered people with jokes about their clothing, their...
Double Duty Police Can Cop Plea on Their Night Out: It's for a Good Cause
Police Officers Steve Strehl and Mike Push had more in common than their jobs.They had graduated a year apart from Pattonville High School. Each had been a police officer for 14 years. Both had sons named after them. They hoped to get promoted to sergeant....
Dutch `Go on Mission' to Offer Aid
In their own corner of a military base, Bosnians are learning to be Dutch, easing into a society that many find as different from theirs as chalk is from cheese."Refugees need a chance to learn the language and customs and find a job before starting...
Everything Old Is New Again at Local Theaters
REVIVALS ARE everywhere. "Damn Yankees" and "My Fair Lady" in New York. "Carousel" in London and opening on Broadway later in the month.Why should St. Louis be any different?Well, it isn't - as a look at the spring and summer schedules here in River...
Ex-Champions Prepare for One More Shot
Two years ago, they were among the brightest stars of Albertville, but gold has eluded Alberto Tomba and Vegard Ulvang in Lillehammer. Each gets a final chance on the Winter Games' final day.This is Tomba's last Olympics, and his adoring fans would be...
Extremists Will Seize New Excuse for Hate
Ever since Israeli and Palestinian leaders stunned the world by signing a peace plan last September, they have been waiting for a man with a gun to attempt to shoot it down. On Friday morning, he came to Hebron.Baruch Goldstein, the Brooklyn-born Jewish...
Federal Buyouts at Hand New Grants Cover about 671 Buildings Damaged by Floods
About 671 flood-damaged buildings in St. Louis County and the Metro East area will be bought with $11.2 million in new federal grants.James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said here Saturday that such buyouts would get...
First Couple: Bill and Hillary Are Redefining Power Dressing
THERE'S A subtle difference between Bill Clinton, president, and Bill Clinton, candidate.It's not just the stature, not just the confidence.It's the clothes.In the year since Clinton was inaugurated, he and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, have become...
Flood Buyouts at Hand New Grants Cover about 671 Buildings Damaged in Region
About 671 flood-damaged buildings in St. Louis County and the Metro East area will be bought with $11.2 million in new federal grants.James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said here Saturday that such buyouts would get...
Flood Insurance Reform Hits Snag
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER rose above flood stage last week in Grafton, Ill. - an ill tiding for flood-weary residents who still must contend with spring rains.But the rising river isn't the only sign that things may get worse in the sodden Midwest before...
Forgotten Heritage despite Its Continuing Impact on Our Culture, the Middle Passage Is Often Ignored in the Mainstream of American Education
Many scholars assert that no event in this millennium had a more profound effect on the course of American history than the Middle Passage - the enslavement of 30 million Africans and their forced migration to the New World that began nearly 500 years...
Free and Not So Easy Airlines Make Bonus Flights Harder to Win
First, the Internal Revenue Service ruled that frequent-flier awards represent income subject to taxation.Now, some of the top U.S. airlines have decided that such perks are subject to the laws of inflation as well.Three carriers - United, USAir and...
Friday No. 2 in Olympic TV History
Ratings for CBS' Friday night Winter Olympics coverage, which included the women's figure skating finale, declined slightly over the record numbers generated Wednesday evening.Preliminary ratings by Nielsen Media Research gave Friday's telecast a 43.9...
Fun Gala Cleverly Disguised as a Venetian Carnival
THE VENICE CARNIVAL '94 missed the Mardi Gras season by four days, but made up for its lack of timeliness with a splendor of decor and a mischievous and imaginative celebration on Feb. 19.The party was organized to raise money for the St. Louis Effort...
Gephardt's Top Aide Has Her Own Power Base
JOYCE ABOUSSIE slowly taps her watch. From the back of the room, she's telegraphing House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt that he needs to leave in five minutes.Shortly, time up, Aboussie taps frantically, the signal for "We gotta go."He's done.When...
Giants' Bonds Finds a Way to Keep Himself Motivated
At first, the three-time most valuable player appeared to resent the sign taped to the top of his locker and he yanked it down. The sign, using locker-room language, said you are nothing "till you win 4."But the sign, Barry Bonds quickly concluded, could...
Helping Hand
Venture Stores Inc. has donated $14,000 to The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The money will be used to support food pantries and for building repairs.The Barbara Pidgeon Holley Charitable Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation has given...
Hmong, Who Fought for U.S., Are Feeling Abandoned in Laos
Early last April 27, police took a a Hmong hill tribesman named Vang Tai Xiong and his family of 11 from a U.N. refugee camp in northeastern Thailand and sent them back to Laos, a country they had fled from four years before. Four hundred other Hmong...
Ho-Hum Tigers Clinch Big 8 Mu Plays It Cool after Giving Ou Old Heave-Ho
As the final seconds ticked away, Missouri's Big Eight Conference basketball championship secured, the Hearnes Center shuddered. Pandemonium! Ecstasy!Well, that's how it was when MU last seized the Big Eight championship in 1990.And, sure, after MU's...
Homer G. Phillips: A St. Louis Martyr? Lifetime Fight for Civil Rights Ended in Shooting Death on City Streets
The recent conviction of Byron De La Beckwith for the murder of Medgar Evers, the NAACP civil rights leader, 30 years ago in Jackson, Miss., was of particular interest to me. I was a young Presbyterian minister in that city during those dark years of...
Honest, Claggett Never Doubted He Was a Straightshooter
Erwin Claggett never expressed concern the last few games, though he had made only 15 of 60 shots from the field the last five outings. He had averaged only 11 points the last three.St. Louis University's leading scorer, Claggett wasn't scoring like...
Honest, Claggett Shoots Straight with Bills Again
Erwin Claggett never expressed concern the last few games, though he had made only 15 of 60 shots from the field the last five outings. He had averaged only 11 points the last three.St. Louis University's leading scorer, Claggett wasn't scoring like...
How Long Can a Mole Stay Underground?
Aldrich H. Ames and his wife, Maria del Rosario Casas Ames, have been arrested and accused of eight lucrative years of spying, first for the Soviet Union and then for Russia, and doing incalculable damage to U.S. intelligence programs.In the painful...
How Missing Funds Hung Up Subdivisions
Each time rain pelts the roof of Russell Crowder's new house, he hears the echo of broken promises.For five years Crowder has begged the state's biggest home builder - J.L. Mason of Missouri - to finish sewers, grading and landscaping in his North County...
How to Decide What Charities Will Get Your Dollars
How do you decide to whom to give? Experts suggest asking yourself what tugs most at your heartstrings - poor families, sick children, homeless animals, the environment? Next comes the tough question: What charities can do the most good with your dollar?For...
Illuminating Essays, Superb Reflections
ExcursionsIn The Real WorldMemoirsBy William Trevor201 pages, Knopf, $23FIRST, let's get a truth-in-advertising quibble out of the way: This book is not really a memoir, at least not in the sense most readers understand the term. It's more a collection...
Incaviglia Knows He Can Be Much More Than a Phil-In
Baseball games often are won and lost by subtle nuances, easily overlooked at the time. The pitcher who holds the runner close. The outfielder who saves a base by cutting the ball off before it reaches the gap. The hitter who changes his approach to...
Insurers' Decisions Baffling to Doctors
U.S. health insurers often deny payment for breast cancer patients seeking bone marrow transplants as their one hope of survival, while granting coverage to other women with the same medical condition, according to an unusual analysis published recently.In...
Iron You Glad There's No Need to Press?
HOW YOU CARE FOR a new crinkled item depends on the fabric and, as always, on what the manufacturer and its representatives say about it.Veronique Vienne, national spokeswoman for Express stores, keeps her long crinkled skirts "rolled in a ball in my...
It's Time for `Real Sports' to Return
Nancy Kerrigan managed to stand on that leg for a while Friday night and they gave her a silver medal for it. Tonya Harding got what she deserved, as well as a new shoe lace.Our little ice darlings now have the rest of their lives and ours to stay out...
Jackson Realistic in Setting '94 Goals
The crowd was just as nervous as Bo Jackson. Nobody knows what Bo knows. Even after he spoke Thursday, there was a feeling he was holding back.While most of the baseball world watches his good friend, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson has taken off in a different...
Judge Voids Crack Law's Heavier Penalties Statute's Impact Is Racist, Cahill Declares
Senior U.S. District Judge Clyde S. Cahill of St. Louis has struck down as unconstitutional part of the government's war on drugs.His decision does away with the federal sentencing law that considers 50 grams of crack cocaine the same as 5,000 grams...
Jury Acquits 11 in Cult of Murder
The remnants of David Koresh's flock won a measure of vindication Saturday when a jury acquitted 11 cult members of murder, rejecting claims they ambushed federal agents. Five were convicted of manslaughter.The verdict came almost exactly a year after...
Kerrigan Believes She Was `Flawless,' Judges Weren't
The Olympic silver medal that U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan won Friday night was leaving her a little cold the morning after."It was a little bit upsetting (because) I was flawless," Kerrigan said Saturday as the top skaters performed an exhibition...
Kerrigan Takes Silver with Class
After the news conference was over, after the delicate questions had been danced around, the silver medalist's family moved into the room next door.There didn't seem to be much time, or great need, to hang around the Olympic Amphitheater. Everything...
Lasorda's Last Stand? It Just Might Be
If he had known comedian Don Rickles was in Atlantic City, N.J., Tom Lasorda would have gone there after arriving in Philadelphia one balmy Sunday night last season.Some of the Los Angeles Dodger players went, and thought they had had fun. But Lasorda...
Late-Winter Crappie Warm Guide's Heart at Lake of Ozarks
"I don't know about today, but they were sure in here yesterday," said Terry Blankenship as he cast toward a log pile at the base of a bluff. His bobber bobbed just twice before disappearing.He set the hook and reeled in a crappie. It was close to being...
Legal Merriment Is Serious Matter
TWELVE YEARS ago, when Jordan B. Cherrick was a bright young pup only five months out of law school, the federal court appointed him to represent an inmate in the Missouri prison system.The inmate's name was John Romano. He had originally been busted...
Like Any Social Activity, Even Sex Demands Proper Etiquette
THE POPULAR BELIEF that one cannot practice both etiquette and sex has always puzzled Miss Manners. While it is recognized that both have inspired strong feelings, the thought seems to be that one cancels out the other.The Victorians' enthusiasm for...
Lowery Leads by One Shot in San Diego
Steve Lowery, who had a strong comeback on the PGA Tour in 1993 after a year of seasoning on the Ben Hogan Tour, shot a 66 Saturday to take a 1-stroke lead at the Buick Invitational.Lowery, whose highest finish on the Tour was a third place three years...
Magic Critical of Today's NBA Players
Magic Johnson talked about teamwork in the business world during a seminar in Denver, and he used the NBA as an example to make his case.A bad example.Johnson talked with pride, passion and some melancholy about his days with the Los Angeles Lakers,...
Make the Case for Local Control
Rep. Nancy Farmer's bill for local control of the St. Louis Police Department is by no means a finished product. The bill nevertheless may get the debate moving on an issue that is of growing interest in St. Louis if not in Jefferson City.Her bill would...
Manning Scores 10 in Debut with Hawks
The Danny Manning era started on a positive note for the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.The Hawks, with a 118-102 victory, handed the Philadelphia 76ers their ninth successive defeat.Manning, acquired for Dominique Wilkins from the Los Angeles Clippers...
Massacre Bolsters Extremists Mideast Peace Process Suffers Blow
Ever since Israeli and Palestinian leaders stunned the world by signing a peace plan last September, they have been waiting for a man with a gun to attempt to shoot it down. On Friday morning, he came to Hebron.Baruch Goldstein, the Brooklyn-born Jewish...
Mexican Girl Abused by Parents in U.S. Will Stay, Court Decides
The California Supreme Court holds that a girl who was brutally abused by her parents should be placed with a foster family in San Diego and not with her grandmother in Mexico.The girl and her parents are Mexican citizens who entered the United States...
`Midnight Cowboy': A '60S Movie Milestone
IN HIS colossally wrong-headed book "Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values," critic Michael Medved singles out John Schlesinger's 1969 "Midnight Cowboy" as an exemplar of the collapse of morality in the motion picture...
Midnight Play: Young Men Seek New Dawn
At 2:53 a.m. Saturday, Sean Tunstall walked to the free throw line, alone. Most of the 350 spectators who had packed into the bleachers and lined the walls at the Wohl Recreation Center on North Kingshighway at 9 p.m. were still there.They'd been there...
Money Talks: Visitors Can Listen along Frenetic Wall Street
IT'S ONE MINUTE before trading begins on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the sound of capitalism is clearly audible, rising electrically to the visitors' gallery.The clocks around the huge trading floor begin to flash as the countdown begins....
Monsanto Pressing EPA to Let New Herbicide Be Sold in U.S
Monsanto's drive to sell a powerful new herbicide has become entangled in a government debate that may signal the future of farm chemicals in the United States.A round of unprecedented negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency has yielded...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
There is nothing the Upon Further Review staff likes more than a heartwarming tale of triumph . . . unless it's a free pepperoni-and-mushroom Big Foot sent to us by gracious readers.We are still wiping the moisture from our eyes after HEIDI VOELKER made...
Mulholland Should Lift Pitching-Poor Yankees
He comes to the New York Yankees from baseball's version of Animal House, the '93 Philadelphia Phillies, a team that did wonders for beer guts and bad haircuts. But Terry Mulholland was a fraternity member in spirit only, a quiet man with an uncompromising...
Mu's 3-Point Bite Brings the Bark out of Swooners
Billy Tubbs always comes into the Hearnes Center yipping like a schnauzer. The entire time, Tubbs is up on his hind legs in front of the Oklahoma bench, snarling so much and generally making such a nuisance of himself that you want to see Norm Stewart...
Mystery Ailment Bothering Benes
San Diego Padres righthander Andy Benes underwent a magnetic resonance imaging scan on his swollen right knee, then returned for afternoon workouts Saturday in Peoria, Ariz.Benes has been hampered by swelling behind his knee since camp opened on Monday....
Nc's Frontcourt Provides Big Lift
Fourth-ranked North Carolina matched one oddity with another in Saturday's 78-75 victory over Florida State.The Tar Heels countered a four-guard zone defense with perfect shooting from the frontcourt, which made all 23 of its shots."The last home game...
New York Wants Businesses to Love It, Too
It won't replace "I love New York," that's for sure.But from the people who brought you New York's venerable tourist slogan, here's a new one meant to appeal to business: "I.Q.NY: A State of Minds."On Thursday, Gov. Mario M. Cuomo unveiled the twist...
Nigeria, Facing Aids Epidemic, Moves to Control Spread of Disease
Frightening statistics are coming to light on the scourge of AIDS in Nigeria, Africa's most populated nation.Dr. Abiola Tilley-Gyado, national coordinator of the AIDS control campaign in the West African country, estimates that more than 500,000 people...
Notes & Calendar
The first tournament of the St. Louis Bass Busters will be March 12-13 at Bull Shoals Boat Dock on Bull Shoals Lake. For information or entry forms, call 981-0522.A mock spring turkey hunt and calling contest for youngsters, sponsored by the St. Louis...
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