St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 6, 1994

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2nd Chance Possible on School Issues If Defeated Tuesday, Districts May Rebsubmit Plans in April
Officials in the Rockwood and Webster Groves school districts are wasting no time to get a second chance at raising revenue if voters turn down their tax and bond proposals on Tuesday.The school boards have scheduled special meetings to put proposals...
5 Rural Towns Competing for New State Prison Facility Would Provide 360 Jobs
Faye Hinton got some good news last week when her community, New Florence, topped the list of sites for a women's prison."We're extremely happy to be No. 1," said Hinton, the New Florence city clerk. "We are the smallest dog in this pack.""This pack"...
Afc Set for Game It Sometimes Wins: Pro Bowl
As the National Football League closes shop for the season, the AFC plays a game it sometimes wins.American Football Conference teams are 0-10 over the last decade in Super Bowls, but the AFC all-stars have won two of the last four Pro Bowls against...
A Little Slip: Ziegelmeyer Misses out on 1994 Games
In the days ahead when women's short track speed skating events take place at the Winter Olympics in Norway, Nikki Ziegelmeyer won't hide her head in the sand.She'll be at the U.S. Olympic training center in Marquette, Mich., preparing for the World...
All's Fare, Not Fair, Flying to Europe
I HAVE FLOWN ACROSS the Atlantic to Europe three dozen times, and I have to tell you, it was easier in the old days.The flight takes no longer or shorter time than it used to, but because of changes the airlines have made over the years, it's more of...
Amid Shots, `God Bless You, Buddy'
After choking and shooting his beloved dog, Gary Gene Smith prowled the aisles of a video store in Granite City as terrorized customers darted back and forth, looking for cover.He shot and wounded two people at the store's entrance - a security guard...
A New Look, an Old Mood a Neighborhood Restaurant Reinvents Itself
Redel's is a neighborhood eatery, even if the neighborhoods of some of the diners happen to be miles away from the restaurant on the corner of Pershing and De Baliviere avenues in the city's West End.People come to Redel's from all over the St. Louis...
Another Strong Arm Could Ward off a Staff Infection
The lastest radio-days rumor around town had the Cardinals poised to trade third baseman Todd Zeile and second baseman Geronimo Pena to Cleveland for unspecified pitching help."I haven't talked to (Cleveland general manager) John Hart, other than on...
Apartment Was Haven for Women's Relatives Police Found 19 Children Living in Filth
The images of the West Side apartment where police found 19 neglected children were so bleak that they fueled outrage even in the White House.But the stories that have unfolded about the children, their families and the circumstances that brought them...
Artists, Educators Honored at Annual Arts and Education Dinner
KETC, Channel 9, put on an ambitious chunk of local programming Jan. 27, airing the awards program that kicked off the Arts and Education Council's fund-raising campaign on Jan. 24.The goal this year is $2.3 million. The money will be gathered from private...
As Depaul's Kleinschmidt Goes So Go Meyer's 13-5 Blue Demons
DePaul coach Joey Meyer chatted with Tom Kleinschmidt before the basketball season. Kleinschmidt heard how the coach expected his season to develop.Meyer knew that the Blue Demons would be paying attention to Kleinschmidt, and not just at how many points...
At a Glance
BEARS ENTERTAIN ROCHESTER</P><P>Before venturing on a five-day, three-game road trip later this week, Washington University (12-6) entertains the University of Rochester (8-12), the 1990 NCAA Division III national champion and 1992 national...
At a Glance
BEARS ENTERTAIN ROCHESTER</P><P>Before venturing on a five-day, three-game road trip later this week, Washington University (12-6) entertains the University of Rochester (8-12), the 1990 NCAA Division III national champion and 1992 national...
Athletic Shoe Industry Finds Demand Is Flat
Somewhat worn out by the whims of fashion and the changing lifestyles of an aging population, the once-booming athletic shoe industry is in need of a lift.After enjoying strong and steady sales growth during the 1980s, the athletic footwear market has...
A Trip with Twists and Turns, but No Car Chases
IRA and Maggie Moran don't agree about much - in fact, it sometimes seems that they don't agree about anything. Ira demands a road map for every twist and turn of life, while Maggie rolls blithely along into delightful chance encounters or, just as often,...
Beatles Impersonators Entertaining
Four lads from Liverpool, England, thrilled an audience at Westport Playhouse Friday night with a new and exciting brand of rock 'n' roll music.These cheerful, mop-haired young men - John, Paul, George and Ringo - call themselves the Beatles. Well, actually...
Beckwith Convicted of Evers Murder
More than 30 years after civil rights leader Medgar Evers was shot in the back from ambush, avowed white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith was convicted Saturday of pulling the trigger. He was immediately sentenced to life in prison.Beckwith was arrested...
Bill Would Allow Homemakers to Get Tax Deduction for Iras
Five of the Senate's seven women members are introducing bills that would allow homemakers the same individual retirement account deductions that working spouses can claim.The measure was drafted by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Sen. Barbara...
Bill Would Not Restrict Access to Records
During the past several years, the Legislature, like many public and private organizations, has been attempting to make appropriate use of modern computer technology. Our purpose is to reduce taxpayer costs, increase efficiency and increase citizen access...
Bingo Tax a Bad Call, Groups Say Lower Margin of Profit May Cancel Some Games
Since St. Patrick's Day of 1992, the Parents Club's bingo game on Tuesday nights has raised more than $32,000 for a bus, band instruments and computer equipment for Bishop DuBourg High School.But now, Bill Tillotson and other volunteers worry that a...
Bingo Tax a Bad Call, Organizations Say
Since St. Patrick's Day of 1992, the Parents Club's bingo game on Tuesday nights has raised more than $32,000 for a bus, band instruments and computer equipment for Bishop DuBourg High School.But now, Bill Tillotson and other volunteers worry that a...
Black, Deaf Man Confined 68 Years as Mentally Ill
Black and deaf, Junius Wilson was 28 when he was jailed, charged with assault with intent to rape. He was declared insane and sent to the state mental hospital for blacks. There he was castrated.That was back in 1925. Years later, the charges were dropped,...
Blazers Getting Older, Not Better
While the Portland Trail Blazers don't quite measure up to Buffalo in getting close to a championship without winning one, they are the closest the NBA has to offer.The Blazers have averaged 57.5 victories the last four seasons, with just two losing...
Blues Bite Sharks San Jose Blows Two-Goal Lead
The Blues might have picked up another Russian on Saturday night at The Arena.His name?"Kelly Chaisov," Russian Igor Korolev said. "Maybe, Kelly Chaisov."Maybe not."We'll see how long that lasts," western Canadian Kelly Chase said with a laugh.Chase's...
Blues' Payroll Next Season Likely to Soar
Agents Tom Reich and Don Meehan visited St. Louis last week. They took in a hockey game, schmoozed with their clients and exchanged pleasantries with Blues management."Nooooo," one Blues executive assured, they did not talk about money.Any talk of money...
Born-Again Bigotry
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has dismissed a top aide for making remarks that even Mr. Farrakhan himself admits were "repugnant" and "mean-spirited." But rather than completely distancing himself from the repulsive comments, Mr. Farrakhan has...
Briefs
MISSOURI HANNIBAL, MO. Former Mayor Going To Jail In Theft Case</P><P>John Lyng, a lawyer and the former mayor of Hannibal, Mo., was sentenced to 30 days in jail Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of felony stealing by deceit.</P><P>The...
Briefs
WORLD OCCUPIED TERRITORIES Israeli Soldiers Kill 2 Palestinians</P><P>Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians in the occupied territories Saturday, one of them an 13-year-old boy returning from school, Palestinian and Israeli sources...
Can Blues' Brass Eventually Carry the Same Tune?
By making a blockbuster trade for defenseman Steve Duchesne two weeks ago today, the Blues' organization decided to test itself.On paper, this was a magnificent deal. The Blues got a prime-aged star for three players who would have been phased out. But...
Caps Win on Bondra's 5-Goal Night
Peter Bondra became the 10th player in National Hockey League history to score four goals in one period, then added another in the second period as the Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay 6-3 Saturday night.Bondra's five goals tied a team record set by...
Carnahan Aide Makes Pitch for Unions to Lure State Workers
Gov. Mel Carnahan's administration is mapping out a way to make state government a friendlier place for unions.A draft memo by Mike Wolff, legal counsel to the governor, suggests the state let union officials recruit members at work, participate in orientation...
Carnahan's Counsel in Pro-Union Stance Wolff Wants State Workers to Be Represented
Gov. Mel Carnahan's administration is mapping out a way to make state government a friendlier place for unions.A draft memo by Mike Wolff, legal counsel to the governor, suggests that the state let union officials recruit members at work, participate...
Charles Kuralt: The Sage of `Sunday Morning'
WHEN Charles Kuralt began anchoring "CBS News Sunday Morning" on Jan. 28, 1979, Jimmy Carter was in the White House, inflation was raging, and many of his most loyal current viewers were still in grammar school.Since then, the show, which marks its 15th...
Chase's Game (and Stick) Graded on Curve
At game's end, Blues winger Kelly Chase was a hero. He celebrated a one-goal, one-assist performance by waving to his grandmother - Lena Zenuk - as he skated out as the game's No. 2 star.But Chase almost ended up as the game's goat. San Jose coach Kevin...
Checkerboard Strategy: Spinoffs of Pawns Could Save Ralston
Ralston Purina Co.'s plan to spin off its cereal business and ski resorts is the latest chapter in Chief Executive William P. Stiritz's struggle to wring the breakup value out of his company without selling it to a takeover artist.The theory behind breaking...
Cherokee Finally out of Laettner Shadow
In his freshman year at Duke, Cherokee Parks admits he was "along for the ride," a wide-eyed youngster who took a back seat while Christian Laettner drove Duke to the NCAA championship.Parks moved up to the passenger seat as a sophomore, but with Bobby...
City School Board Will Work on Plan to End Court Role
The St. Louis School Board hopes to draft by late April a plan to end federal court supervision of the city school system, says board President Eddie Davis.Davis said Saturday that the board would send its proposal to the mayor, the attorney general,...
Clinton Is Seeking Budget Cuts to Pay for His New Programs
The $1.5 trillion budget that the administration unveils Monday will ask Congress to make a decision to keep the deficit heading down while approving new programs in job training, education and crime fighting, President Bill Clinton said Saturday.Giving...
Cold Puts Meteorologists in Hot Water
Obscene phone calls, hate mail, a hangman's noose: That's what TV meteorologists get just for doing their jobs.Frustrated by extreme weather like the recent blast of arctic air across the Midwest and East, some tempestuous viewers blame the messenger.Bruce...
Colorful Ceramics Make Valentines for Collectors
HEARTS AND CHILDREN have been popular decorations on ceramics for centuries. In the 18th century a family of potters named Pratt, working in Staffordshire, England, began to make a distinctive type of pottery, such as thick pitchers and mugs with raised...
Comic Relief James Brooks' Newest Funny Film Was a Pain to Make
JAMES BROOKS, whose illustrious career as a creator of TV shows and movies includes "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Cheers," "Taxi," "Terms of Endearment" and "Broadcast News," said he prefers comedy that "acknowledges that people feel pain." If so, the...
Comic Strip Pokes Fun at Quirky Catalog
THE AARON Burr dueling pants. The Emily Bronte flower press. The Ernest Hemingway expedition ensemble, in petite.Just one catalog would sell these fictional things."Thank you for calling J. Pretensions," an operator tells the eager caller, Boopsie, in...
Confusion Takes over before Indiana Wins
Everyone saw Indiana's victory over Penn State coming, except Pat Graham.Graham scored 21 points and stopped a critical Penn State fast break when he lost a contact lens, helping give No. 14 Indiana a 76-66 victory Saturday - its second in a row at Rec...
Correction or Direction? Bulls' Advice: Don't Panic, Sit Tight for More Gains
The Federal Reserve hit the monetary brakes Friday and the stock market slammed into the windshield.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 96.24 points.Is it fasten-your-seatbelts time for stock investors?No way, say the stock market bulls. Corporate...
Correction or Direction? `Excesses' Bring out the Bears
The Federal Reserve hit the monetary brakes Friday and the stock market slammed into the windshield.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 96.24 points.Is it fasten-your-seatbelts time for stock investors?No way, say the stock market bulls. Corporate...
County Returning Inmates to Repaired Gumbo Jail
The Adult Correctional Institution at Gumbo - home to 500 prisoners before the flood of the Chesterfield Valley in July - is back in business.The county has repaired the building and began moving about 325 men over the weekend from temporary quarters...
Cowboys Lasso Cyclones
Oklahoma State relied on a first-half spark from two unlikely scorers, then turned to old reliables Bryant Reeves and Fred Burley down the stretch to ease past Iowa State."We played better in the second half, but I'm not sure Iowa State didn't play better...
Cowboys Lasso Cyclones with Surge in Second Half
Oklahoma State relied on a first-half spark from two unlikely scorers, then turned to old reliables Bryant Reeves and Fred Burley down the stretch to ease past Iowa State."We played better in the second half, but I'm not sure Iowa State didn't play better...
Cowboys Plan Roundup of Free Agents
Take it from Jimmy Johnson, the Dallas Cowboys won't rest on their laurels this offseason."We're going to be very aggressive in our thinking as far as going after free agents, and going after players in the draft," Johnson said after the Cowboys' won...
Crappie Fishing Beckons at Many Area Locations
Soon a switch will go off in the head of thousands of area anglers and they will get the urge to go crappie fishing.Some will resist the urge and organize their tackle boxes instead. Some will compensate by going to sport shows or watching fishing shows...
Curtain Up on 2 Classics, 1 New Play
TWO longtime local theater companies and a brand new one lift the curtain this week, with a drama, a musical and a blend of both styles available to St. Louis audiences, who also can see a staged re-enactment of "The Brady Bunch," the long-run sitcom...
Day of Reckoning
Now that it's February, it is probably safe to tell this story.I have a real problem with January. Especially Jan. 3. Every year, something strange happens to me on that date.It started when I fell on the ice and broke my hip a couple of years ago. I...
Doctors Make Discovery in Gulf War Syndrome
Doctors investigating gulf war syndrome in Michigan veterans have found strains of viruses in more than 60 of 85 soldiers in a study group.Their findings will be published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They are the first...
Doctors Warn against Indoor Tanning Risks
CRUISE SEASON and the Caribbean beckon.Every year from January until spring, winter-weary Americans prepare to answer the call by first crowding into tanning salons to bronze pale bodies beneath ultraviolet light.Some 28 million Americans basked under...
Donkey Ears a European Tale
Once upon a time, the king and queen of a faraway land visited the fairies to ask them for help. They had no children, and they longed for a son or daughter. The fairies, feeling sorry for the good king and queen, promised them a child.One year and one...
Early Spring Is a Hit with St. Louisans
SPRING LEFT HER calling card last weekend at Cervantes Convention Center, courtesy of the Junior League of St. Louis.Inside the Fourth Annual Flower Show, the air was springtime moist from exhalations of growing plants and forced blooms, sharp with the...
Educators Used Drastic Methods to Cut Violence
At a guard shack outside Mount View High School, three teen-agers who had been unruly on a school bus stopped for inspection recently.The guard wrote down their names and ran a hand-held metal detector over each. The youths turned on command and raised...
Elbow Repaired, Verplank Wants to Get Back into Swing
Scott Verplank sighs and rolls his eyes, and for just a minute this clubhouse restaurant is not the most wonderful place in the world.Oh, he's happy simply to be swinging a golf club again and is more excited about playing the game than he has been in...
Emporia State Hands Umsl Third Loss in Row
Ron Frierson and James McCallop combined for 55 points Saturday as visiting Emporia State beat the University of Missouri-St. Louis 86-70.Frierson led all scorers with 29 points. He also collected 17 rebounds. McCallop added 26 points.The loss was the...
Fed Won't Let Our Party Get out of Hand
The Federal Reserve Board's job, the old saw goes, is to take away the punch bowl before the party gets started.Most Americans don't feel like it's lampshade-on-the-head time yet, economically speaking, but there was Alan Greenspan on Friday, whisking...
Flood-Damaged Jail at Gumbo Reopening
The Adult Correctional Institution at Gumbo - home to 500 prisoners before the flood of the Chesterfield Valley in July - is back in business.The county has repaired the building and began moving about 325 men over the weekend from temporary quarters...
Florida Tourism Officials Hope for Brighter Days Ahead in '94
FLORIDA'S $31 BILLION a year tourist industry began 1994 hoping that the memory of violent attacks on visitors to the state, including the murders of 10 foreigners, might finally be receding. The results for 1993 were "clearly mixed," said Mayco Villafana...
For Clinton, Environment Needs Consensus
LAST MARCH, Monsanto Co. chairman Richard J. Mahoney and his counterparts from major corporations met in a New Orleans hotel with victims of toxic waste dumping. Later, the chief executives and the people from the pollution hot spots ate dinner together.The...
Forgotten City: Archaeologists Discover Ruins of Ancient Seaport in Mexico
In a lush river delta on Mexico's Gulf Coast, archaeologists have found temple mounds, ball courts and other traces of a sprawling seaport that flourished more than 1,500 years ago.The site is 60 miles northeast of Veracruz.A preliminary survey of...
Fort Scott: Kansas Outpost Rich in History of Kansas, Plains Indians
YOU CAN LIVE NEAR an interesting or historical place for years and never go see it. That's how I was about Fort Scott, Kansas, which I visited recently. All I can say is, I shoulda come sooner.Seldom have I visited a restored military base or civilian...
FTC Charges Art Print Dealer Authenticity and Value Are Called into Question
IF THE PICASSO over your sofa or the Miro above the mantel was bought at a sale in a suburban hotel ballroom, you may be a victim of fraud.The Federal Trade Commission charged Renaissance Fine Arts, Ltd., a Cleveland company, and its owner, Cornell Gabos,...
Gift of Tainted Land Causes Superheadache
Good Catholics and childless, Vertice and Catherine Cruse willed the business they had built on the Missouri River in Bridgeton to church and charity when they died.Their generosity left the Archdiocese of St. Louis the unproud owner of a Superfund site.A...
Golf Show Moves to the Fore for 3-Day Run Next Month
The Great St. Louis Golf Show, the largest consumer golf show ever in this area, is set for March 11-13 at Cervantes Convention Center.The St. Louis show will be similar to the Great Minnesota Golf Show, held for the past two years at the Metrodome...
Grocers Wary of Bst Issue
The latest food fight has dairy producers and supermarkets performing a balancing act of assuring consumers, obeying federal laws and protecting against protests.Some companies are performing verbal gymnastics as they decide if they will accept dairy...
Group Supports Rights of Those Who Choose to Die
Dear Readers: If you are looking for a laugh, you won't find it in today's column. It deals with a subject that many may find depressing, but the information will help people feel more comfortable about the end of life. If you're still with me, keep...
Guest Conductor, Symphony Shine
The music of Anton Bruckner is not to everyone's taste, so it was not surprising that Friday evening's St. Louis Symphony concert - which was built around Bruckner's "Symphony No. 7 in E Major" - drew a relatively small crowd to Powell Hall.Those who...
Harding's Fate Rests with Usoc Skating Group Calls for Disciplinary Hearing
The U.S. Olympic Committee notified figure skater Tonya Harding on Saturday that it could decide her fate within the next two weeks, before the Olympic women's competition begins in Lillehammer, Norway.Earlier Saturday, the U.S. Figure Skating Association...
Helping Hand
The Educational Foundation of America has awarded grants totaling $105,000 to Reproductive Health Services.The Trainwreck Saloon raised more than $3,500 worth of toys and $1,000 in its holiday toy drive. The toys and money were donated to the Salvation...
Highway Officials Gear Up for Switch to Metric
Keep those calculators handy.Seventeen years after the public squashed the idea, the Federal Highway Administration is again considering whether to put kilometers on road signs - and this time the metric units could replace those familiar miles."We're...
Honeymooners: Seniors Choose Wedding Getaway in Common
AN AGING GENTLEMAN honeymooned with each of his three successive wives in the same room in the same Bermuda hotel - and requested the band to play the same songs each time.Another senior groom, who passionately loved his annual fishing trip with his...
Identify Attackers, Clinton Urges U.S. Won't Rule out Bombing Those Who Shelled Bosnian City
President Bill Clinton called on the United Nations Saturday to identify those who attacked a Sarajevo marketplace, killing at least 66 people and directed the secretary of state to consult with U.S. allies on "appropriate next steps."After meeting with...
Illinois Has Its Own 3-Time-Loser Law Some, Including the Governor, See Little Effect on Crime
WILLIE BANKS JR. came to bat five times before he struck out in 1989.Now Banks, an armed robber from Alton, is a lifetime resident of the Menard Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Chester.Banks is one of 92 criminals sentenced to life...
In Gmc, Claggett Is the Ultimate Shooting Star
Talk all you want about David Vaughn and Tom Kleinschmidt, Tony Miller and Damon Key, Robert Shannon and Dontonio Wingfield. All good basketball players. But mention St. Louis University's Erwin Claggett around the Great Midwest Conference and experience...
In Somalia, U.N. Abandoned Diplomacy
Only weeks before troops from Western nations begin departing from the U.N.-supervised operation in Somalia, some of the soldiers have again made sure there won't be much honor in their withdrawal. Last week, U.S. Marines, saying they were under attack,...
In the Wee Hours, Bakers Do a Big Job
While most of the city dreams, neck-deep in pillows, Lino Gambaro is on his feet, tending bread in the back room of a bakery.Hot ovens at 4 a.m. mean fresh loaves at sunrise, when the dreamers awaken. Gambaro, a baker for 60 years, has sacrificed many...
Italian Skier Tomba Set to Take Run at Another Title
As the only true superstar of alpine skiing, Alberto Tomba always puts on a show at the biggest show of all: the Olympics.Tomba won gold medals in the slalom and giant slalom at the 1988 Games in Calgary, then captured gold in the giant slalom and silver...
James Garner's Acting Lessons Being Natural Is Hard, Says the Veteran Star of `Breathing Lessons'
JAMES GARNER brings such a natural quality to his roles that he's sometimes accused of playing himself, a suggestion that makes the veteran actor bristle."You talk about doing it naturally, like it's me. That's the whole secret to acting - NOT seeing...
Jump for Joy: Fans Turn out for Retton
Three small girls in their green gymnastics uniforms propped their elbows on one side of a long table and went grin-to-grin Saturday with Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton."Would you sign this, please?" asked one of the girls, pushing her gymnastics...
Kaminsky Scores Winner in Debut with Islanders
Right winger Yan Kaminsky, playing in his first game for the New York Islanders, scored a tie-breaking goal in the second period Saturday, keying a 3-2 victory over the Quebec Nordiques.The Islanders obtained Kaminsky from Winnipeg on Tuesday. He had...
Keeping the Faith the Flat Earthers, Esperantists, Prohibitionists and Cubs Fans Plug Away against All Odds
The only true causes are lost causes; all the rest are merely effects. - Anon.PEOPLE in the St. Louis area certainly know about lost causes - about keeping the faith against all odds.They've recently witnessed a spectacular case - the what-in-the-world-happened...
Lawyer Loses Battle over Tax on Rebate
Kansas City lawyer Sid Willens has lost his two-year fight over $32.38.Willens took his case to the Missouri Supreme Court, which held that his daughter and son-in-law cannot get a refund for the sales tax they paid on a rebate on a 1991 Pontiac Sunbird...
Many Addicts Get Social Security Money Congressional Study Fears Checks End Up Paying for More Drugs and Alcohol
Social Security is paying hundreds of millions of dollars in disability benefits to alcoholics and drug addicts, many of whom spend the money on illegal drugs, congressional investigators say.According to a report issued by Sen. Bill Cohen, R-Maine,...
Merry Mex Keeps on Swinging
Lee Trevino was sitting in a media tent Thursday at the Links of Key Biscayne, wearing a cap in that familiar position of his, tilted back and pointed a little to the side atop his thick, gray-flecked hair.Trevino, among the marquee players competing...
Metrolink Security Doesn't See All
Four bullets - and maybe bad timing - killed Aaron Cummings.Someone shot Cummings late the night of Jan. 22 at a bus shelter next to MetroLink's Delmar station.Transit officials say a guard stands permanent watch at that station when the trains are running....
Miller, 47, Puts Heat on Hart, 25
Dudley Hart, the leader through three rounds of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, is one of the young men Johnny Miller is trying to impress."As a commentator, I'd want to let these young guys know I can get it airborne, that I can still play a little...
Minor Quake Shakes Area for 10 Seconds
Floyd Koehler teaches biology at a high school near the epicenter of a minor earthquake that shook southwest Illinois and southeast Missouri Saturday morning.For Koehler, who helped prepare an earthquake booklet for students across the state last fall,...
Mizzou's Subs Sink Sooners Atkins, O'liney Lead Tigers to 104-94 Win
In the recent past, the Missouri basketball team has had the depth of an episode of "Married With Children." But in what is shaping up as a benchmark season for the Tigers, MU's reservoir of reserves has dazzled - and never with more flair than Saturday...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Every day, curious readers call the Upon Further Review office and ask: "What is the most mindless and obscure sporting event you guys ever heard of?"The answer, of course, is camel wrestling. For many decades, camel wrestling fans have poured into Mohammad...
Navajo Doll Factories Anger Hopi Craftsmen
For two months, Burt Poley has got up each morning shortly after dawn, unfolded his pocketknife and delicately cut into the large piece of cottonwood root he affectionately calls Sakwahote, or Blue Warrior.Like most Hopi kachina carvers, Poley puts days...
Near Misses Prolonged Police Search for Girl
Near misses plagued the early days of the investigation of Cassidy Senter's disappearance and murder.Several times, police came within a few feet of finding the body of the 10-year-old girl. It was hidden behind a furnace in the basement of a neighbor's...
Newspapers Should Get It Right
HOW NEWSPAPERS ought to behave is the subject of a serious current inquiry. At issue is the setting of standards for proper, responsible journalism that will make the press worthy of its First Amendment empowerment.Can and should editors come to agreement...
Notes & Calendar
Special license plates featuring the Cardinal, the state bird, are now being sold in Illinois to help provide funds for maintenance and improvements at state parks.Licenses for cars, RVs and trucks weighing 8,000 pounds or less cost $88 the first year,...
Nuclear Lab Tested Bodies of Karen Silkwood, Others for Residue
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have collected, burned and dissolved organs from nuclear worker Karen Silkwood and more than 1,500 other human bodies since 1959.The researchers are trying to determine the distribution of plutonium and other...
Of Rules and Rights and Tonya Harding
LIKE EVERY AMERICAN, Tonya Harding is presumed innocent of any crime until she is proven guilty. In the absence of such proof, does this presumption give her a legal right to skate in the Olympics? What about a moral right to represent America?As this...
Ohio State Trounced Thin-in-Middle Badgers
Ohio State, three days removed from a painful overtime loss at Indiana, discovered there was strength in numbers.Those numbers were 64, four and 54.The Buckeyes shot a torrid 64 percent from the field - their best in more than three years - and had four...
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