St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 19, 1993

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`1, 2, 3, Who Are We Voting For?'
A quarter-century after he charmed Woodstock with the anti-establishment "Fixin' to Die Rag," Country Joe McDonald may be changing his tune from notes to votes.McDonald - once the lead singer for Country Joe and the Fish - is considering running for...
73-0 Mizzou Visit to Texas A&m Ends in Aggie-Nizing Defeat
If the University of Missouri football team indeed turned a corner in its opening game against Illinois, it proceeded to meander like a lost tourist into a savage neighborhood.On Saturday at Kyle Field, Mizzou was left cringing by a mob of Aggies...
Abortion Foes May Get Judgeships
The White House is considering appointing some judges to the federal bench who have publicly opposed the legal right to abortion, in part to demonstrate the end of the era of the abortion litmus test, sources say.The sources said that, while President...
Abortion Foes May Get Judgeships Clinton Doesn't Want `Litmus Test' for Lower Courts, Say Sources
The White House is considering appointing some judges to the federal bench who have publicly opposed the legal right to abortion, in part to demonstrate the end of the era of the abortion litmus test, sources say.The sources said that, while President...
Ailing Shoulder Sidelines Osborne (10-7) for Remainder of Season
Lefthanded pitcher Donovan Osborne is the latest Cardinals player to be declared out for the season.Osborne, who has been sidelined since Aug. 23, has tendinitis and inflammation in his left shoulder.Osborne, who finished 10-7, was in double figures...
Alabama Puts Hurt on Arkansas
Antonio Langham lines up on defense, yet he keeps finding a way to score.The Alabama cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown Saturday as the second-ranked Crimson Tide routed Arkansas 43-3.Langham tied a school record with his 16th career...
Alaska: This Cruise Gives Whole New Meaning to Family Vacation
WHEN I TOLD friends and co-workers that my husband and I were going on a vacation with my mother to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, nearly all oohed and aahed - the appropriate reaction.I explained that the Canadian Rockies excursion wasn't my idea...
A Life as a Work in Progress Poet Frank O'hara's `Unrevised' Career Left Legacy of Innovation
CITY POET The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara By Brad Gooch 532 pages, Knopf, $30</P><P>IN "poem (Hate is only one of many reponses)," a mock panegyric of truisms inverted and strung together, Frank O'Hara wrote that "An ounce of...
ALL'S FAIR [Corrected 03/03/04] ; `SALUTE TO THE MASTERS' CELEBRATES THE BEST IN CRAFTS
HERE IS A SPECIAL excitement in buying something handmade. The artisan, too, is rewarded in seeing the buyer's appreciation. That mutual electricity drives the popularity of arts and crafts fairs, a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.As in...
Americans Wait to See If They're Winners, Losers
PRESIDENT Bill Clinton's health insurance plan would turn millions of Americans into winners and losers as it shakes up the business of medicine from the doctor's office to the corporate suite."This will be the biggest transfer of wealth that we have...
A Mirror for Everyman Robert Fulghum Says His Books Carry the Message of `Me, Too'
THE NIGHT before granting this telephone interview, Robert Fulghum tossed the ceremonial first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles-Seattle Mariners baseball game. A ground-level view of the national pastime is just one of the privileges Fulghum's celebrity...
A New Dawn in the Middle East
The Rabin-Arafat handshake on the White House lawn marked a watershed in the Middle East, but will it hold? And what transformations will the Israeli-Palestinian peace process bring throughout the region?The Palestine Liberation Organization has been...
Arizona `D' Produces `W' over Illini 16-14 Defense Provides All Wildcats' Points
Arizona's "Desert Swarm" defense zeroed in on young Scott Weaver like junkyard dogs chasing a stray cat."I would hope that we will not see a defense like that again," Illinois coach Lou Tepper said. "They were pretty intimidating for a redshirt freshman...
A Short Course in Coping with Long Sleeves
THIS IS THE year to have a few tricks on your sleeve.Big cuffs are back on shirts, in poetic, belled styles or crisply tailored versions borrowed from the boys. But be warned: It's going to be tough to keep from dragging these voluminous folds of fabric...
At 54, `Big Moma' Still Rips Drives on Lpga Circuit
JoAnne Carner snuffed out a cigarette and stepped to on the tee. Her four partners in the LPGA Safeco Classic pro-am Wednesday at Meridian Valley Country Club were all men, all younger, all presumably stronger, all personally challenged."Big Momma,"...
At the Moment, Faulk Talk Doesn't Include Heisman
He is a nice, well-adjusted, impressive young man, a made-for-the-movies success story.He has catapulted himself from an impoverished and violence-riddled childhood in a New Orleans housing project to nationwide college football fame.But there is a problem...
Backup QB Puts Punch in San Diego St. Attack
Marshall Faulk scored three touchdowns and backup quarterback Tim Gutierrez threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Darnay Scott with 34 seconds left to give San Diego State a dramatic come-from-behind 38-31 victory over Air Force on Saturday.Gutierrez, a...
Bledsoe, Mirer to Meet in Battle of Top Rookie Qbs
In the first significant NFL rookie quarterback meeting since Joe Ferguson of the Buffalo Bills played Bert Jones and the Baltimore Colts Oct. 14, 1973, Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer, the first two picks...
Bochco Revisited: Police, Relationships, Franz
WHAT'S the problem with "NYPD Blue"? Too sexy? Too violent? Too . . . blue?Well, I've seen the controversial new Steven Bochco police drama (9 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 2), which most of the people who are kicking up a fuss about it haven't. In fact, I've...
Bosnian Croats, Muslims Battle Cease-Fire Deadline Ignored; 15 Killed, 27 Injured, Reports Say
Bosnian Croat and government forces battled on past Saturday's cease-fire deadline.As the deadline passed, shells rained on the divided city of Mostar, where up to 50,000 Muslims have taken refuge, said U.N. spokesman Capt. Yes Frederiksen in Kiseljak,...
Brave Man: Cox Standing Up to Criticism
Bobby Cox will tell you he's not surprised by this. He's not surprised because it's happened to, among others, Cito Gaston, who up until the time his Toronto Blue Jays won Game 6 of the World Series against the Braves last year was rumored to be headed...
Briefs Column
WORLD CHINA Officials Confirm Nuclear Test Is Coming</P><P>China said Saturday that it maintains a "very restrained attitude" toward nuclear tests but did not deny U.S. charges that it was planning one.</P><P>U.S. officials...
Briefs Column
JEFFERSON CITY Carnahan Will Decide Fate Of Ousted Workers</P><P>Gov. Mel Carnahan will decide the status of four ousted managers in the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations after the agency reviews their demand to be reinstated,...
Broken Leg Ends Season for Pedrotti
As if the agony of a 73-0 loss to Texas A&M was not enough, the Missouri football team also suffered significant collateral damage.In addition to whatever psychological mayhem was done, MU finished the game without seven players it started with.The worst...
Bucs Don't Stop Here, Win 5th in Row
If one didn't know better, one might have thought it was the seventh game of the World Series as the opposing managers employed 10 pitchers, including five in the last inning.But in a game somewhat less significant, the Pittsburgh Pirates prevailed with...
Business Booms with Metrolink
ASK PAUL HELD what he thinks of MetroLink and he'll tell you - without hesitation - "it's fantastic."That opinion isn't unique, if you look at the new light-rail system's ridership numbers. But for Held - who's with Casa Gallardo at Union Station - MetroLink's...
Campaign Reform Still Needed
One of the major, though presently apparently almost forgotten, issues on the congressional agenda this fall is campaign finance reform. All the elements of a successful bill presently exist. The Senate has passed a significant reform measure. The House...
Can Unsound Business Be Sound Politics?
Elizabeth Holtzman - west of the Hudson River, hers is not a well-known name. In New York, she has been a person of significant political stature for 20 years. Last week, her political career came near its end. She finished a dismal second, just barely...
Carl Icahn Is Giving Acf a Deal It Can't Refuse
Ousted from Trans World Airlines Inc. and all but finished in the takeover game, financier Carl Icahn has turned to doing deals with himself.But the deal Icahn is contemplating would be his crowning achievement at ACF Industries Inc., the Earth City-based...
Catching Hawaii's Aloha Festivals
HAWAII. It's not just another pretty shirt.In fact, the beautiful island chain of our 50th state is bathed in as exotic a tradition as any.Back in 1946, when it was still an annexed territory, Hawaii began one of its richest traditions - the Aloha Festivals...
Challenger Is Ready to Lay Down the Law
Counselor Bill Hellmich grew weary of dominating the football pool at the law offices of Weier, Hockensmith & Sherby, P.C., so he turned to Wise Guys for a fresh challenge."The competition at the office is pretty weak. I wanted a real challenge," he...
"Charge'er Up' May Be Future Cry End of Cold War Boosts Electric Car
The end of the Cold War means that James Worden will finally get to crash-test one of his electric cars.Worden, whose story combines elements of Thomas A. Edison's and Henry Ford's, was a high school sophomore when he built his first electric car, in...
China-Taiwan Compromise Sets Up Milestone Pacific Rim Meeting
U.S. officials have worked out agreements with China and Taiwan that will clear the way for an unprecedented conference this fall of leaders of virtually all the nations of the Pacific Rim.The meeting - Nov. 19-20 in Seattle - will be a milestone for...
Clinton Comes into His Own in Mideast Pact, Trade Fight Speeches Demonstrate New Determination, Not Compromise
ON MONDAY and Tuesday of this past week President Bill Clinton gave what were arguably the two best speeches of his presidency - the first an eloquent plea for peace in the Middle East, the second a robust embrace of the North American Free Trade Agreement.The...
Clinton May Beef Up Plan's Elderly Care Premiums Would Finance Nursing Home Insurance
President Bill Clinton likely will expand his health reform plan to help protect the elderly from being bankrupted by nursing home expenses, Ira Magaziner, the White House health policy adviser, said Saturday.The benefit is sought by several groups that...
Clinton Will Target Shaky Pension Plans
President Bill Clinton's administration plans to force companies to bolster underfunded pension plans and pay higher federal insurance premiums until they do.It also intends to require companies with funding problems to alert employees to the risk that...
Clinton Works on Big-Bucks Deal for NFL
On Sept. 9, Jerry Clinton did more than take over controlling interest in the St. Louis NFL Partnership. He also entered the world of high finance.Since then, he's been playing a frantic game of Let's Make A Deal, trying to piece together a financing...
Compromise Sets Up Milestone Pacific Meeting
U.S. officials have worked out agreements with China and Taiwan that will clear the way for an unprecedented conference this fall of leaders of virtually all the nations of the Pacific Rim.The meeting - Nov. 19-20 in Seattle - will be a milestone for...
Conley Stars in Mccluer North Victory
David Conley is back."I wish he had never moved" out of the district, McCluer North coach Jim Schottmueller said. "I would have loved to have coached him for three years."That's understandable in light of Conley's performance Saturday. He carried 22...
Cops Were Hot on Her Trail
Cops Were Hot On Her TrailRobin Reber is the sort of person who can't resist rescuing stray dogs."They just seem to run across my path," said Robin.But when Robin saved a small muddy mutt on Gravois, she picked up a little trouble - with the police.Here's...
Cormier Salvages 8-1 Cards Win
Cardinals lefthander Rheal Cormier has little to do but try to salvage something from his disappointing season. If that's his goal, he's making strides toward achieving it.Winning his second successive decision after being winless since June 28, Cormier...
Coupons a Boon to Homeless Domino's Promotion Meant Pizza Parties
The homeless of Santa Monica have been dining on a fine string of pizza parties this summer.The host is Ron Taylor, a self-styled "Dumpster diver" who lives off other people's discards. Thus did he discover how folks often threw out Domino's delivery...
Court More Lenient on Mit Sharing Data
A U.S. appeals court reversed a decision Friday that said that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology violated antitrust laws by illegally meeting with other elite colleges to fix the amount of financial aid for students.The court sent the case back...
Courts in Missouri, Illinois Rule against Homosexuals
Gays and lesbians are at a distinct disadvantage in custody fights in both Missouri and Illinois.Legal experts could find no custody cases in which the states' appellate courts sided with an openly homosexual parent. Missouri courts, in fact, have held...
Cruise Lines Are Keen for Kids
TODAY, ALMOST A THIRD of parents who cruise are taking the kids along. Not because baby sitters are hard to find, but because many parents prefer the pleasure of family travel, and cruise fares include just about everything - from accommodations, meals...
Cuba Turns over Cocaine Suspects to U.S
A U.S. plane flew to Cuba Saturday to pick up two suspected cocaine traffickers in a secret operation that marked a new chapter in relations with Fidel Castro's communist government.The Drug Enforcement Administration jet flew the drug traffickers -...
Defendant Recalls `Chaos' of Slayings
Lyle Menendez told jurors that he and his brother wildly shotgunned their parents in a darkened room because they believed the couple would kill them to avoid a sex-abuse scandal."I was feeling like a ghost, as if we were already dead," Lyle testified...
Democrats Appeal to Once-Born Christians
I am among those to whom the Almighty confides absolutely nothing about His political agenda; so for me, a clash among those claiming superior access to those high preferences is always fascinating. Such a clash occurred in Washington when David Wilhelm,...
Denver Tackle Guts It Out.Sort Of
Week Three of the NFL season is upon us. Many teams are polishing up their passing games. Trying to work out turnover problems. Figuring out a way to stop the run.Meanwhile, Darren Drozdov is battling for control of his stomach. Drozdov, a nose tackle...
Disk Drive: Computers to `Smarten' St. Louis Highways
Flickering across video monitors, surfing along radio waves and blinking through computerized traffic signals, the highway of the future is coming to St. Louis, and it's coming soon.Within a couple of years, a computerized traffic light might allow you...
Don't Pull Troops out of Somalia Now
It was to have been a simple humanitarian mission. The United States would send soldiers into Somalia, an African nation sliding into chaos and ruin, to save starving civilians. Our soldiers would keep the bad guys from shooting at aid workers trying...
Downsizing the War on Drugs
The Clinton administration is the first in more than two decades to admit the futility of U.S. drug interdiction programs. Whatever alternative drug plan the administration eventually devises promises to be far better than the Pentagon's war on drugs.As...
Dr. Stanley B. Lyss, 57; Clayton Pediatrician
Dr. Stanley B. Lyss, a pediatrician and community leader, died Friday (Sept. 17, 1993) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights after a heart attack. He was 57.Dr. Lyss, of Clayton, was in private practice and on the staff of St. Louis Children's...
Drug War's Failures May Spur Cuts in Some Battle Zones
A government policy review concludes that Defense Department efforts have largely failed to stem the flow of cocaine in the United States, according to officials.The Pentagon spends $1.1 billion each year, mostly to detect drug smugglers in the "transit...
Erma Bombeck
TO MANY women (me included), shopping has always been like sex with the lights on - lust for something, the titillation of conquest, the seductive moment when you become one, the emptiness when it's all over.Women are in control when they shop - and...
E. St. Louis Mayor Asks Clinton to Forgive Debt
Gordon Bush, the mayor of East St. Louis, says he's asking President Bill Clinton to forgive $30 million that the city owes the federal government.Bush visited the White House on Thursday and talked with Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. Bush was there...
Face to Face Doctors Volunteer to Do Life-Changing Surgery
Perhaps you could call it a busman's holiday.You just have to imagine a bus that stops in places like Thailand or Peru."At the Thai border, you'll see a guy sitting in a booth reading a paper and smoking a cigarette," recalled Dr. Robert Feinstein of...
Falling Angels Petition Drive Seeks to Bar `Big Bucks' Campaign Donors
IF BACKERS of a campaign-finance petition drive in Missouri have their way, 1996 will be the Year of No Angels.A bipartisan group called Missourians for Fair Elections wants to end state and local candidates' longstanding reliance on "angels" - the political...
Faltering Reforms Push Communists to Top in Polish Campaign
THE WHITE-HAIRED MAN up front was yelling, waving his arms, furious. "You don't have the right to be called left-wing!" he shouted."I'm accusing you, Mr. Kwasniewski, of supporting the privatization bill - and this caused unemployment, no money for schools,...
Family's Memories of `Papa' `Dead Leaves' Is Slice of America's Social and Political History
THE DEAD LEAVES A novel by Barbara Jacobs Translated by David Unger 128 pages, Curbstone, $10.95</P><P>`THIS IS the story of papa, the papa of us all."</P><P>This beginning of "The Dead Leaves," by Mexican writer Barbara ...
Fish Can Make Dandy Leftovers
We've just discovered a new exercise program. Great fun. Guaranteed to get you in shape and take off pounds. And it is guaranteed to make you fall sound asleep the minute you hit the bed.We've dubbed it Grandparenting To Physical Fitness In 10 Days.For...
Fish Story Isn't Heavy Metal; Equipment Needed Ironing Out
Rick Clifton has a big-fish story he'd just as soon not tell.It makes him feel stupid.Clifton, 44, a St. Louis businessman, caught a largemouth bass he believes was a state record. And all he has to show for it now is sad memories and a metal fish stringer...
Flood Ruined 30,000 Military Maps
Floodwater that swamped a Defense Mapping Agency compound here destroyed at least 30,000 military maps - some irreplaceable - that officials had failed to remove or protect, the Post-Dispatch has learned.Mapping agency officials estimated last week that...
Floral Catalog: Garden Compiles Database
As they fanned out across the forests, prairies and swamps of North America centuries ago, part of what explorers did was collect plants for scientists back East and in England.Amid the musty smell of dried leaves in their labs, the scientists tried...
Florida QB Has Way with Vols' Secondary
Danny Wuerffel did his best to settle Florida's quarterback controversy, throwing for 231 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead the ninth-ranked Gators to a 41-34 victory over No. 5 Tennessee.The redshirt freshman, who came off the bench to direct...
Florida State Kos Upstart N. Carolina with Big Second Half
Top-ranked Florida State finally looked beatable Saturday night, but only for a half.Charlie Ward's 33-yard TD pass to Kevin Knox and Derrick Brooks' 49-yard interception return in the third quarter broke open a close game and helped the Seminoles beat...
Foreign Aid Gets Bad Grade
Foreign aid programs often are wasteful, incoherent and inconsistent with U.S. objectives, an in-house review concludes. It proposes abandoning country-by-country funding.The interagency team that made the review said the most effective way to reform...
Foreign Aid Programs Waste Money, Miss Goals, Study Says
Foreign aid programs often are wasteful, incoherent and inconsistent with U.S. objectives, an in-house review concludes. It proposes abandoning country-by-country funding.The interagency team that made the review said the most effective way to reform...
Free Fall Getting Worse for Defense Jobs in California
Jobs in California's defense industries are disappearing at a record pace.New figures compiled by California's Department of Finance indicate that employment will fall 17 percent - a record - this year in major defense-related industries, including aircraft,...
Freighters Offer Novel Kind of Cruise
Q. I have seen very little information about freighters that call at ports in Portugal, Spain, Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Can you help?A. The leading specialist in the freighter field - it acts as exclusive passenger agent in North America...
Frost Emerges from Pack for Two-Shot Lead
David Frost rpemerged from a three-way tie to lead the Hardee's Golf Classic on Saturday.Frost, the defending champion, shot a 6-under-par 64 and was at 195, two strokes better than D.A. Weibring after 54 holes.The third round started as a two-man competition...
Gays Fear Losing Children Recent Court Ruling Brings More Concern
Mitchell's home looks just like you'd expect the home of a 4-year-old to look.A wooden train track occupies a position of prominence on the living room floor. Disney classics fill the home's video library. The mail brings copies of parenting magazines....
Getting the Message: Knowledge Distilled
START LOOKING at the new show at the Forum for Contemporary Art with Gary Cannone and you'll get a good idea of what is going on.Cannone is one of the bright young artists whose work is part of "Mixed Messages: A Survey of Recent Chicago Art," which...
Goodness Gracious, Great Blobs O' Balloon Festival Draws High Numbers, High Spirits
A bevy of colorful hot-air balloons invaded west St. Louis County Saturday evening in the 21st annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race.The "hare and hounds" race ended in an open field near Hanley and Manchester roads."It was the world's most perfect beautiful...
Good Wood a Trip through the Cardinals' Lumber Yard
WITH DUE RESPECT to Bernard Malamud, most real ballplayers don't get sappy over their bats, as Roy Hobbs did in "The Natural." Some major-leaguers, in fact, are downright unsentimental about their Louisville Sluggers, Coopers, Worths and Adirondacks.That's...
Gunslinger Is Acquitted 90 Years after Hanging
Tom Horn, hanged 90 years ago for killing a sheep farmer's son, was acquitted after a mock retrial. But even his new attorney doesn't think that will necessarily clear the gunslinger's name."Settle?" defense attorney Joseph Moch said on the question...
Handguns Kill 24,000 in U.S. Every Year
Dear Ann Landers: What is happening to our beloved country? Every time I pick up a newspaper, I read yet another horrible story about a child killed by gunfire.In Chicago, 7-year-old Dantrell Davis was shot in the head and killed as he was entering his...
Hank Jr. Carves out Own Niche
There was a time when he needed the Jr. at the end of his name. Now he's just Hank. That's all he needs to be, as he showed again Friday night at Riverport Amphitheatre.The trademark beard, shades and hat hide the scars from his mountain-climbing fall...
Health-Care Reform to Put Va Hospitals to the Test
The White House has agreed to preserve the large, politically protected hospital network that has been built for the exclusive use of the nation's 26 million veterans.But President Bill Clinton's health-care plan will push the system into direct competition...
Health-Care Reform Will Put Va Hospitals to the Test
The White House has agreed to preserve the large, politically protected hospital network that has been built for the exclusive use of the nation's 26 million veterans.But President Bill Clinton's health-care plan will push the system into direct competition...
Health Plan Ready to Debut Clinton, Gop Orchestrate Scenarios
WITH REPUBLICANS offering to sing at least some harmony, President Bill Clinton will take his administration's opening notes for soothing the nation's health-care lament to Congress this week.The general outlines for the administration's plan to overhaul...
Health Plan Will Require Compromise Congress Ready to Doctor It
When President Bill Clinton steps up to the rostrum in the House of Representatives Wednesday night and unveils his health-care reform plan, expect an eloquent speech that will be hailed as bold and visionary.But after the hoopla fades, the nitty-gritty...
Helping Hand
Operation Food Search has received $20,000 from the United States Tobacco Sales and Marketing Co. Operation Food Search is a nonprofit group formed in 1981 to help feed the hungry in St. Louis, St. Louis County and 17 surrounding counties in Missouri...
Housing Authority's Use of Pesticides Investigated
A federal grand jury is investigating allegations that the St. Louis Housing Authority illegally used pesticides in apartments and buildings.Investigators from the U.S. attorney's office recently seized the agency's records on pesticides dating back...
How to Avoid Eating Your Literal Words
ONCE again it is time for Ask Mister Language Person, the column whose motto is: "People Judge You By The Words You Use, So Use Words That Nobody Really Understands, Such As `Parameter.' "Today, as is our custom, we shall start with our first question:Q:...
How to Pick a Mouthwash
The evidence is building, perhaps more quickly than that plaque on your teeth. Mouthwashes don't just improve early morning kissability. Used daily, mouthwashes can help ward off cavities and gum disease.Growing numbers of researchers say so, even though...
Hrrc: `Not Holy, Not Roman, Not Radio'
THROUGHOUT its history, the Holy Roman Repertory Company has pointed out the fact that the original Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.Today, Patton Hasegawa, the company's artistic director, notes, "We are not Holy, not Roman,...
Illinois College Runs Away from Blackburn
Vincent Richardson returned the second-half kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown as Illinois College ran away from Blackburn 27-0 on Saturday.Illinois College (1-1) also scored on a 2-yard run by Carlton Goff and a 17-yard pass from Scott Puck to Dan Kern...
Illinois Defense Regains Respect from Tepper
Illinois football coach Lou Tepper got what he wanted from his defense Saturday in a 16-14 loss to Arizona.The Wildcats' offense never sustained much of anything, and didn't score a point. The 16 points were delivered by the Arizona defense.Tepper said...
Illinois Part of Trend against Spanking Pupils
For many years, it has been against the law in this country to punish prison inmates or members of the military by inflicting physical pain. But the use of corporal punishment to discipline school children has been a different matter: Only recently have...
In a Rush to Put a Finger on Proper Driving Etiquette
Dear Miss Manners: While I was driving to work the other day, I glanced at my clock and realized that I had to get across town in under five minutes. The woman in front of me was driving incredibly slow, so I passed her.As I did, I noticed she raised...
In Standoff with Congress, Yeltsin Extends an Offer
President Boris Yeltsin announced Saturday that he would call early an presidential election if his opponents agreed to early parliamentary elections.His plan could break the impasse between Yeltsin and the Congress of People's Deputies, the parliament...
Institute for Creation Research Fights Theory of Evolution
The plain building that squats alongside the freeway amid industrial warehouses seems an unlikely place for a creationist research center and think tank.But as the home of both the Institute for Creation Research and the Museum of Creation and Earth...
In the Pink: Mary Kay Celebrates 30 Years
Newly widowed and unable to obtain a bank loan, Mary Kay Ash beat the odds when she started her cosmetics firm with $5,000.This month, as it celebrates 30 years in business, Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. continues to impress the business world.The privately...
Irish Mist and Queens Brash Byrne and Barkin Are Opposites Who Attract
A SENSE of humor, flashes of honesty and rousing film careers are some of the things that Ellen Barkin and husband Gabriel Byrne have in common.But what they don't have in common could span the Atlantic, the body of water that divides their heritage.Barkin...
Isolationists Hear Only `Sucking Sound'
Isolationism has always been a strong current running through U.S. politics, but rarely in the last 50 years has it bubbled to the surface so strongly as in the current debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement.The opposition to the trade treaty...
Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Renegade
IN THE FINE tradition of his fellow Texans, Jimmie Dale Gilmore makes country music that falls well outside the boundaries of Music Row predictability. He's an outlaw, sure, but not in the same sense as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.Gilmore's...
Lankford: Cards' Bright Light of '92 Eyes Comeback in '94
Revenge. That's what Cardinals outfielder Ray Lankford wants in 1994. Already, he is positioning himself for a mass assault on next season with his bat. His eyes harden when he speaks of it. He's kissed 1993 good-bye with a wince."Yes, revenge," Lankford...
Lenny Kravitz Reaches New Heights of Funk
This year has been a career year for Lenny Kravitz, who suddenly found an entire legion of fans going his way.Alchemizing rock, psychedelic funk and soul, with large dollops of lyrical harmony, the 28-year-old hippie iconoclast planted freak culture's...
Lobbyists Funded 608 Trips Made by U.S. Senators Watchdog Group Says Many Unnecessary
Senators accepted 680 trips from lobbyists in 1991 and 1992, says Public Citizen, a private watchdog group.Businesses, trade groups and other organizations sometimes paid thousands of dollars for trips that ranged from short hops to New York and Boston...