St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 8, 1993

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14-Year-Old Needs Some Rules
Dear Ann Landers: I am the father of four children, ages 5 to 14. My wife and I are in our mid-30s and come from families that had curfews. Our parents had to know where we were at all times.The problem is our 14-year-old son, "Billy." He has been hanging...
2 Convicted of Burning Black Tourist
Two white laborers were convicted of all charges Tuesday in the burning of a black tourist who said they taunted him with racial slurs, doused him with gasoline and set him on fire.The defendants, Mark Kohut, 27, and Charles Rourk, 33, showed no reaction...
7 Deaths in Crash Rock Town
West Frankfort, Ill., won't soon get over the shock of a Labor Day weekend traffic accident that killed seven people and left another man critically injured, residents say."It looked like a scene from hell," said Nancy Slaten, manager of the Hojo Motel...
A Book about These Guys Might Be Called `Bow Geste'
Dennis Ballard hadn't planned to go door to door delivering packages of venison to needy Columbia area residents last winter. As president of Columbia Area Archers, he had hoped his group could donate venison directly to social welfare agencies. But...
Accident Kills Two Students, Injures Four
A student returning to St. Charles from Southwest Missouri State University lost control of her car Monday night on Interstate 44, killing herself and a student in another car and injuring four others.Three of the four cars in in the accident were carrying...
Add Bell Cuts to Depressing List
Put the latest 1,500 jobs to be lost at Southwestern Bell on the long, depressing list.Put them next to the 1,500 cuts announced last month at Ameritech, a sister baby Bell in Illinois. List them beside the 10,000 to be cut at Kodak, the 35,000 at IBM,...
A Festival Where All the Notes Were Sweet
Late Saturday afternoon, Leroy Pierson paused between numbers on an outdoor stage on Laclede's Landing and looked out at an enthusiastic crowd of several thousand. He said, "I can't tell you how good it feels finally to be doing this in St. Louis and...
An Economy Becalmed
The unemployment rate in August dropped to 6.7 percent, from 6.8 percent in July - a modest move in the right direction. But manufacturing employment actually fell, while service sector job growth was distinctly modest. Joblessness continues to be a...
A Passion for Chess? Believe It
FILM MAKERS are proven trendmakers. When Hollywood said "Saturday Night Fever," the world asked "How high?" As far from disco dancing as the game of kings might be, there's no need to wonder whether the new movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" can invigorate...
A Reading on Literacy
SEVEN YEARS AGO, our leaders brought fourth upon this continent an old notion, perceived as literacy and dedicated to the proposition that all men - and women - are created with an equal right to read and write.The war on illiteracy, as it was called,...
Area Notes
The St. Charles County YMCA has announced that its youth sports program - Kids First, Winning Second - is taking registrations for fall soccer. The program, for boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade, begins Sept. 18 and runs through Nov....
Arm-Ageddon? Phillies Pitching Flopping as Season Goes to Wire
It's too bad the Cards packed it in and quit this season, because the Phillies still look vulnerable.As many predicted, the Phillies pitching staff did not hold up this season. Its earned-run average slipped from 3.25 in April to 3.55 in May, 3.90 in...
Banks Offer Housing Program
Nine banks and savings and loans have joined forces in a new program designed to make it easier for low- and moderate-income borrowers to get mortgage loans.The nine institutions have committed $14.5 million for the program, and officials attending a...
Banks Prepare Guidelines for Selling Mutual Funds
Bankers are preparing guidelines to tell customers in "clear" English that a mutual fund bought at a bank is not backed by Uncle Sam and is not a sure bet to make money, banking trade groups said Tuesday.The voluntary guidelines are similar to ones issued...
Bar Owners Feel Dumped on Flood Victims Livid When People Use Rented Dumpsters for Trash Disposal
The owners of Club 94 tavern feel like they are being dumped on - in more ways than one.First the flood covered their tavern, on Highway 94 near Wiedey Road, to the rooftop. Then the water hit their house next door. Now, people are sneaking in to dump...
Board Membership Issue Stalls Business of the Fire District
The number of directors on the Cottleville Community Fire Protection District Board seems to go up and down with the tide of emotion on the board.In the most recent development, two members, Henry Graham and Mary Morak, voted to reduce the number to...
Books Can Help Beginner Learn Chess, Veterans Improve
THE PINT-SIZED player depicted in "Searching for Bobby Fischer" learns chess by fixing a chocolate-eyed gaze on guys playing in New York's Washington Square park. Game basics more commonly are relayed at schools, by parents, maybe through an older brother...
Bosnian Pleads for U.N. Force
Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic urged the U.N. Security Council Tuesday to demand an immediate and unconditional cease-fire in his country by invoking the threat of air strikes.In a private briefing for council members, he also called for the use...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS SMALL BUSINESS SBA's Office Here Approves 339 Loans</P><P>The St. Louis regional office of the Small Business Administration said it has approved 339 loans totaling $78.7 million for the first 10 months of fiscal year 1993.</P><P>New...
Briefs Column
NATION COLORADO Governor Lashes Out At Rifle Association</P><P>Colorado Gov. Roy Romer, in a special legislative session called to battle teen violence, took aim at the National Rifle Association Tuesday, branding it an "Eastern lobbyist"...
Building Block of Acid Rain on Decline
In what is considered a significant payoff of the Federal Clean Air Act, researchers have found a "sharp signal" that pollution linked to acid rain is declining.Concentrations of sulfates, key building blocks of acid rain, declined significantly in rainwater...
Bulldogs Forced to Find New Ways to Win
The Fort Zumwalt South softball team has some adjustments to make this fall.After graduating ace pitcher Ginger Wesling, a four-year varsity player, the Bulldogs are going through some changes."For this team to be as competitive as it has been, we need...
Chiefs Coach Plays Down Ditka"s Report on Montana
Kansas City Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer says only an "unreasonable" person would intentionally try to knock Joe Montana out of a game.Mike Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach and now a television commentator, raised the possibility on NBC's pregame...
Chiefs Coach Plays Down Ditka's Report on Montana
Kansas City Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer says only an "unreasonable" person would intentionally try to knock Joe Montana out of a game.Mike Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach and now a television commentator, raised the possibility on NBC's pregame...
Communicator Clinton Faces Three Big Tests
These next few weeks present President Bill Clinton with as daunting a challenge to his communications skills as any president has ever faced. He has begun to sell a scheme for overhauling the structure and operations of the federal government. Next...
Consider the Case of Claude
ALTHOUGH about one adult in five is functionally illiterate, an absolute inability to read anything at all is hard to find in the United States today.According to the reckoning of Elvin Long, Missouri's director of adult basic education, 199 out of every...
Cougar Coach Has the Blocks for Rebuilding
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County volleyball team is starting over. But coach Sheryl Timm isn't about to write off 1993.</P><P>"We're young, we're small and we only have three returning letter-winners back," the coach said. "But...
Crudup Banned over DWI
A week after getting in trouble over a fracas at a campus dance, University of Missouri senior forward Jevon Crudup was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.Later Tuesday, MU basketball coach Norm Stewart suspended Crudup...
Defeat, Injury Jolt Phillies Back into Reality of Race
A popular diversion before Monday night's game was trying to dope out exactly when and against which team and where the Philadelphia Phillies would clinch their first National League Eastern Division championship in a decade.Most frequent guesses: in...
Despite Flood's Fury, It's Still No. 2
The Flood of '93 smashed river-flow records on 33 streams in seven states in the upper Mississippi River basin, a federal report said Tuesday.But the flood - measured in terms of the river's peak volume - will go down in the record books as only the...
Escrow Inquiry Is at Least a Year Old
For at least a year, federal authorities have been investigating the handling of residential developers' escrow money in St. Louis County, says the county's chief prosecutor.</P><P>The developers post the money in escrow accounts to ensure...
Fairmount Trainer Enjoys `Terrible Twos'
Trainer Ron Brandenburg says little. He lets his horses' performances do the talking, except when it comes to training 2-year-olds.Then Brandenburg, 44, takes over. He has to because the young horses need to be brought along carefully."They shinbuck....
Family Values Early Experiences Serve Howard Well
On a late-summer day in 1988, coach Bob Shannon called the first scrimmage of the season for his East St. Louis High football team. Dana Howard, who at Illinois has grown to be one of the best linebackers in college football, was a high school sophomore...
Federal Workers Here Greet Plan with Modest Skepticism
While the White House cheered plans for a government managed like a thoroughbred, federal employees here greeted the plan with modest skepticism.Lethanel A. Strauther, a personnel management specialist at Farmers Home Administration, suggested the nation's...
Food Inspection Confusion Hints at Looming Turf Battles
Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?In his report on reinventing government, Vice President Al Gore recommends eliminating "the Food Safety and Inspection Service as a separate agency by consolidating all food-safety responsibilities...
Former Belleville Stars Are Bearing Up Well in College
Growing up in Belleville, DeLaun Fowler and Matt Gomric were good athletes cast into similar roles for their high school football teams.Fowler played at Belleville East, Gomric at Althoff.So, what are the odds of two guys from the same hometown making...
Fox's `Melrose' Has New Lease, New Fans
EARLIER this year, the future of "Melrose Place" seemed about as bright as a condemned building.Fox's twentysomething TV saga about the fashionable residents of a Los Angeles apartment complex had started a year ago with a promotional bang, but it quickly...
Furniture for Flood Victims Parked near Gm's Cars
Tons of new and used furniture are being stored at the General Motors car-assembly center in Wentzville awaiting distribution by the Salvation Army to flood victims.In contrast to the gleaming Buick Park Avenues rolling off the assembly line, yellow...
Gulf Beaches Suffer from Tough Love
It is the unofficial end of summer and, for me, the practical end of beach season. Since my childhood, I have had a strong affinity for the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, usually a clear aquamarine as they wash up on the white sands of the Florida...
Head Cowboy Sticks to Guns in Negotiation
In the spring of 1989, Jerry Jones moved into the Dallas Cowboys' sprawling complex as the team's new owner. As a football reporter for the Dallas Morning News, I needed to ask Jones a few questions.Jones came to the pressroom to escort me to his office....
He Wasn't Nothin' but a Chow Hound
A pound of bacon, a loaf of Italian bread, peanut butter and jelly. OK, Mr. Presley, dinner is served.Elvis' dietary needs are the topic of "The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley" (Crown, $15), a no-rolls-barred account of the meals that stretched a...
How to Give and Get Help
To Offer HelpTo volunteer:Salvation Army needs volunteers at least 14 years old to unload and sort supplies at its Wright City warehouse. Call (800) 9-FLOOD-9.St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency, 301 North Second, 949-3023.Sts. Joachim and...
Idaho Suspect Wood Faces Charges in Abduction Here
Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch says a suspected serial killer in custody in Idaho will be charged in St. Louis County today with the kidnapping and shooting of a woman in Bridgeton last year.</P><P>The suspect, James E. Wood,...
Illinois' Former Top Gambling Official Jilts Missouri
The deal is off between the Missouri Gaming Commission and Morton E. Friedman, the former top administrator for riverboat gambling in Illinois.</P><P>Friedman dropped out of contract negotiations because he did not want to spend so much...
Illinois Town Shaken as 7 Die in 2-Car Crash
West Frankfort, Ill., won't soon get over the shock of a Labor Day weekend traffic accident that killed seven people and left another man critically injured, residents say."It looked like a scene from hell," said Nancy Slaten, manager of the Hojo Motel...
Irate Board Rejects Company's Low Bid, Cites Work Record
The O'Fallon Board of Aldermen has refused to award a construction contract on a sewer-and-water project because the board is angry about another project.</P><P>The aldermen voted unanimously last week to reject the low bid of $136,258...
Israelis Block Street at Premier's Office to Protest PLO Deal
Tens of thousands of Israelis protesting the Palestinian autonomy plan laid siege to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's office Tuesday, vowing to clog the surrounding streets for 24 hours.The rally was the first of a series spearheaded by the opposition...
Jamal's Story: `I Felt Worthless'
My first memories are of my father beating my mother. I was little and had two older sisters. By the time I was 10 years old, I had two younger sisters as well.My father never beat my sisters, just my mother and me. Any reason at all would do: "house...
Japanese Doctor Recounts Role in Gruesome Wwii Experiments
Dr. Ken Yuasa says he used healthy Chinese for practice surgery during World War II, removing parts of their brains. He even shot prisoners in order to demonstrate how to remove bullets.As a Japanese army doctor, Yuasa said, he tested the effectiveness...
Kindness Quote Attributed Lincoln
Dear Abby: Some time ago, you asked your readers if they could identify a quotation for you: "Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Fund Case Inflated Injury Reports for Workers Cost State as Much as $120,000
William M. Londoff, a prominent personal injury lawyer in St. Louis, pleaded guilty Tuesday of conspiring to defraud Missouri's workers' compensation system and the Second Injury Fund.Londoff, 68, is the sixth lawyer to be charged and the fourth to plead...
Lesbian Loses Ruling on Custody Court Allows Mother of Woman to Keep Boy
A lesbian is unfit to be a mother, a judge ruled Tuesday, allowing a woman to retain custody of her homosexual daughter's 2-year-old son in a case watched closely by gay-rights activists.Judge Buford Parsons ruled just half an hour after the close of...
Lessons in School Finance
Students in Chicago's public schools won't be returning to school on time, but they can still learn valuable lessons about politics, education and financing by following the continuing drama in Springfield. Over the last week, the Illinois Legislature...
Lions' Coach Hopes Top 10 Rank Results from Runners' Efforts across Country
Lindenwood College cross country coach Gary White has not hidden his optimism on how good his men's team can be this season.</P><P>White is shooting for a top 10 ranking in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Lindenwood...
Lt's Demeanor Isn't Retiring in Return Taylor Looks like Same Old Giant Linebacker
Oh, by the way, L.T. is back. Almost lost in the glitter of Montana-mania, Reggie-mania, the free-agency Shop-a-rama, Lawrence Taylor returned to work Sunday.When last seen in a game that counted, the greatest linebacker of modern times was flat on his...
Making a Pitch: City Tries to Inject Life with New Ballpark
They're building a ballpark in Trenton, with public funds, and for the most basic of reasons.Jobs? No. Economic development? Not really.Joy.The officials who committed $12 million to bring minor-league baseball to Trenton are hoping to impart some joy...
Marcos' Kin Hopes Funeral Will Spur Family's Fortunes
CALL IT body politics: the use of a leader's remains to promote the political agenda of the cause he left behind.The widow of President Ferdinand E. Marcos, whose body was returned Tuesday for burial in his homeland, clearly hopes the funeral will invigorate...
Martel Succeeds Legend at Soccer Helm for Sluh
How do you replace a legend?New St. Louis University High soccer coach Charlie Martel isn't even going to try."I just want to be the best coach I can be," said Martel, 38.Martel takes over for Ebbie Dunn, who stepped down after 38 years as SLUH's coach."Nobody...
Martel Succeeds Soccer Legend
How do you replace a legend?New St. Louis University High soccer coach Charlie Martel isn't even going to try."I just want to be the best coach I can be," Martel said.Martel, 38, takes over for Ebbie Dunn, who stepped down after 38 years as SLUH's coach."Nobody...
`Mental Peace' Is First, Dalai Lama Tells Crowd
The Dalai Lama told an audience of 3,500 at Washington University Tuesday afternoon that hatred is "the biggest enemy of mental happiness" and a roadblock to world peace."Anger, and particularly, hatred, destroy the mind, and the calmness of mind is...
Metrolink Bandwagon Rolls Early Success Is Fueling Hope for Extensions East, West, South
Like producers of a movie that attracted a bigger audience than anyone thought it would, transit officials are cheering the unexpected popularity of MetroLink, the St. Louis area's light-rail system.And they're hoping there's a bigger market for sequels.By...
Metrolink Picks Up Where Streetcars Left off New System's Stunning Success Raises Question: Why Did the Old One Die?
METROLINK has started in St. Louis. The second coming of streetcars has been a great success. Thousands more than expected have boarded the new trains. Doubters have had to eat their words.</P><P>Like scores of other U.S. cities, St. Louis...
Mideast Peace Moves Raise Grave Questions
It is tempting to become caught up in the euphoria over the breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian talks. But optimism is a stranger to the Middle East. It's best to stick with caution.</P><P>How, in a region so stained by hatred, has this...
Mideast Peace Shows Nationalism's Limits
The happy prospect that Israel may at last be allowed to exist in peace is confirmation of the truth recently noted by historian John Lukacs in his book, "The End of the 20th Century and the End of the Modern Age": Nationalism has been the great...
More Women Becoming Fans; More Men Watching Women
A generational and gender revolution is quietly sweeping American sports.Teen-age girls and their moms are leading the way, fueling much of the explosive growth in all sports and lifting figure skating and gymnastics near the top of the country's most...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The way the Cardinals have been playing lately, Dr. JACK KEVORKIAN should be the team physician. Dobbers are down, not to mention attendance, throughout beautiful Bud land.But for the stout-hearted, non-conforming faithful, here is a piece of history...
Muscling in Squad Adds Bulk in Offseason to Add Wins This Season
The 1992 football season wasn't much fun for coach Larry McDevitt and his Fort Zumwalt South team."We just couldn't seem to catch any breaks last year," said McDevitt, whose team finished 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the Gateway Athletic Conference last year....
Mu's Crudup Suspended after DWI Arrest
A week after getting in trouble over a fracas at a campus dance, University of Missouri senior forward Jevon Crudup was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.Later Tuesday, MU basketball coach Norm Stewart suspended Crudup...
New Card Cleans Up His Image
Steve Dixon must have felt as if he were back in his Little League days. The Cardinals' new lefthanded reliever was driven to the ballpark Tuesday night by his mother and father.Except that this night was different. Dixon, who lives in Louisville, was...
New Women in Congress Often Wince
Freshman Rep. Leslie Byrne, D-Va., was pressing for a measure to whittle away at tax breaks, arguing her case before the House Rules Committee.Rep. James Quillen, a 30-year veteran of Congress, smiled down at the Capitol Hill newcomer, who wore a red...
Notebook Computers Ideal for Students
This is the time of year when parents begin looking for an affordable computer for their college-age children. Usually, they want something their son or daughter can cart off to school for use in a dorm.One piece of simple advice is to get a notebook...
Obituaries
Arthur Eisenbath Arthur George "Butch" Eisenbath, 81, of St. Charles, died Monday (Sept. 6, 1993) at his home.</P><P>Mr. Eisenbath, formerly of Josephville, was a retired bakery truck driver in St. Charles.</P><P>A funeral...
Oil Prices Plunge to a Three-Year Low
New estimates of lower demand and higher OPEC production sent oil futures prices falling to a three-year low on Tuesday in heavy volume.Prices have dropped nearly $1.75 per barrel since Friday, when a strike by Nigerian oil workers sent prices to $18.80...
Older Adults' Drug Benefits Rise under Clinton's Health-Care Plan
America's 32 million elderly people would get major new prescription drug benefits under Medicare for about $8 a month as part of President Bill Clinton's health revisions, the White House has told advocates for the elderly.The package also will feature...
Open Is Shut for Becker and Courier Pioline, Larsson Pull Stunning Upsets
They came out of nowhere, mystery men, ambushing Jim Courier by day and Boris Becker by night in the zaniest U.S. Open.Who are these guys? Cedric Pioline? Magnus Larsson?Most fans never heard of them, yet there stood Pioline and Larsson in the quarterfinals...
Orlando Ends Effort to Block Live-Ammunition Firing Ranges
Tourist and city officials were appalled when gun ranges - offering the chance to fire weapons with live ammunition - wanted to go into business down the road from Walt Disney World.But after trying to disarm the range owners, the officials ended up...
Orlando Loses Battle on Gun Ranges
Tourist and city officials were appalled when gun ranges - offering the chance to fire weapons with live ammunition - wanted to go into business down the road from Walt Disney World.But after trying to disarm the range owners, the officials ended up...
People
JOHNNY CARSON has been tapped for one of the annual honors of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, officials said Tuesday.The honors are among the entertainment industry's most prestigious.The formal announcement revealing names of all...
Plan Would Give Elderly New Drug Benefits
America's 32 million elderly people would get major new prescription drug benefits under Medicare for about $8 a month as part of President Bill Clinton's health revisions, the White House has told advocates for the elderly.The package also will feature...
Pope Praises Courage of Lithuanians
Pope John Paul II, praying at two of Lithuania's most revered shrines, praised its people Tuesday for their courage in defying Soviet rule and throwing off what he called the straitjacket of communism."One can easily understand how much a true peace...
President's Trim Targets $108 Billion
The national performance review that President Bill Clinton embraced on Tuesday calls for trimming a quarter of a million federal jobs over the next five years, saving $108 billion, and, not least, promises to restore public faith in the possibility...
Programs Can Solve Pc's Space Problem
A few years ago I traded my old IBM PC for a model with a megabyte of memory and a gigantic 40-megabyte hard disk. It was like moving into a new house with large empty closets. Today I live in the PC equivalent of a mansion, with 8 megabytes of RAM and...
Public Affection Can Bother Others
AMONG their friends, Robert and Sandra Clay are known for their kissy-huggy ways.The Casselberry, Fla., couple "are always cuddling and calling each other `Babe,' " says Gary Lambert, a friend of the Clays for 26 years. "They make you sick."Lambert says...
Questions on Flood Policy
When it comes to recovery after the Flood of '93, bureaucrats and politicians are making decisions that are restoring the status quo ante along the upper Mississippi River drainage system, including the Missouri River. Though the public may favor reconsideration...
Red over White Again in Battle of Sox
Mo Vaughn and Bob Melvin each hit two-run homers as the Boston Red Sox defeated Chicago 4-3 Tuesday night, beating the first-place White Sox for the second successive game.Winner Danny Darwin (14-10) gave up three runs and five hits in 8 1/3 innings....
Reflux Adds to Some Asthmatics' Woe
Dear Dr. Donohue: My dear wife has bronchial asthma. In the daytime, things are fairly well under control. But at night, she wakes up in fits of breathlessness and coughing.If she sits up a while, it goes away, but once her sleep has been broken, she...
Renault, Volvo Merger Set Monday
France's Renault and Sweden's Volvo will announce a landmark merger Monday to create the world's sixth-biggest carmaker, industry sources said.Regie Nationale des Usines and AB Volvo will give details at a news conference. The merger will seal three...
Report of Former Teammate's Death Hobbles Young Team in Its First Game
The last week or so has been been rough on coach Lloyd Daugherty and his young Fort Zumwalt South High soccer team.Early last week, the Bulldogs learned that former teammate David Wipfler had died after a long battle with leukemia. Then the team opened...
S. Africa Moves to Speed Up Power Sharing Parliament Is Asked to Approve Multiracial Transitional Council
Negotiators agreed Tuesday on a draft law that would give blacks a role in running the country for the first time in South Africa's history.The bill would set up a Transitional Executive Council, a multiparty body that would assume joint control of some...
School Phobia Can Be Physical Terror
SCHOOL PHOBIA may sound like one of those fancy terms cooked up by a psychiatrist.But to students suffering anxiety attacks - heart pounding, stomach churning, feverish sweat streaming from pores - school phobia is a true terror."It's not a joke," said...
School Reopens 8 Months after Fire outside Looks Familiar; Inside, Everything Is New
For the first time since January, eighth-grade students found themselves back Tuesday in familiar halls of Riverview Gardens Middle School.Well, sort of familiar. The outside of the school is the same, but just about everything else is new. Last winter...
Senate Oks Surgeon General Abortion, Sex Education Views Don't Derail Nomination
The Senate confirmed Dr. Joycelyn Elders as U.S. surgeon general Tuesday after conservative Republicans failed to stir up enough opposition during the congressional summer recess to derail the nomination.She had angered conservatives with her sharply...
Short Short in Chess Challenge Kasparov Gains First-Game Win as Briton Fails to Beat the Clock
Nigel Short lost a furious battle with the clock, giving Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion, the victory Tuesday in the opening game of their match for a disputed chess crown.Needing to complete his first 40 moves in two hours, Short, the British...
Sidetracked in Spring, Freeman Avoids Taking a Fall at Tailback
He reads the classics, has a spiffy vocabulary, writes poetry and wants to be a judge, or at least a corporate lawyer.So why did University of Missouri tailback Joe Freeman loaf his way through the spring semester and jeopardize his eligibility?"Every...
Singing the Praises of Wfun at One
LIKE A LOT of people, my family and I have a home away from home.We affectionately call it "the car."What with school, ballet, the grocery, assorted errands and my daughters' social obligations (their schedule could make Ivana Trump look like a wallflower),...
Single Woman after Ed - Well, His Body
`IS HE still single?" she asked. Her voice sounded husky and hopeful. I'll call her Nancy.Yes, ma'am. Ed Schneider is still a free man.When Nancy called, Ed had exactly 12 hours to get married, or he'd lose a lot of money. Ed bet his basketball buddies...
Soft Bouncer Hands Braves Hard Loss
Atlanta manager Bobby Cox seemed to take the loss well, perhaps because the Braves haven't done much recently."We'll bounce back. We played great," Cox said after the Braves dropped a tense 2-1 decision to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.The...
Some Workers Prefer `Bad Jobs'
What's wrong with bad jobs? For some reason, the importance of that question seems to have totally escaped President Bill Clinton and Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. In their attempts to make "good jobs" for Americans the administration's Holy Grail,...
Son of a Tough Old Politician Takes on a Tough Political Task
IF PRESIDENT Bill Clinton's administration ever needed to call on the deep magic of the Democratic Party, it needs to now, as it teeters on the brink of an internecine struggle over the North American Free Trade Agreement."New Democrats" are all well...
Spectators Bid Adieu to Courier Vocal Fans Support Frenchman's Upset
They cheered Jim Courier to defeat. They rubbed it in with a loud, cruel cry - "Bye-bye, Jimmy" - before the final point. Never did U.S. Open fans seem so pleased to see an American lose and a Frenchman win.They roared for slender, smiling Cedric Pioline...

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