St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 1, 1994

68 Die as Plane Crashes in Indiana
An American Eagle commuter plane crashed into a field during a driving rainstorm Monday in northwestern Indiana. All 68 people aboard were killed.The plane, Flight 4184 from Indianapolis to Chicago, went down 30 miles south of Gary, Ind., about 4 p.m.,...
After 20 Years, `Rocky Horror' Has Penetrated the Heartland
WHEN I SAW the "Rocky Horror Show" at a London theater in the mid-'70s, I was fresh out of Florissant. We sure didn't have anything like that in North County: guys prancing around in black lingerie, high heels and fishnet stockings.I didn't tell my family...
Art Graces Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral hits the ripe old age of 175 today, and one of its most distinguished clergy members has given the church a present to mark the occasion.Republican Sen. John C. Danforth of Missouri - who also happens to be the Rev. John C. Danforth...
At Half, Sanders Is Most Valuable
It's halftime in the National Football League season. Stretch your legs. Grab a sandwich and a cold beverage. But don't tarry. You'll miss the "Halfies" - those coveted midseason awards. The envelope, please.Most Valuable Player: Barry Sanders, RB,...
Being Ordinary These Days Is Quite Terrifying
FRANCISCO MARTIN DURAN came to my rescue last night.Halloween being what it is these days, a crass commercial indulgence for adults, I was worried I'd be the only grownup in my neighborhood without a costume. I wanted something truly terrifying, but...
Berry Lawsuit Settled Rock Legend Denies Videotaping Women
A settlement in a class-action suit against rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry was tentatively agreed to Monday in St. Charles County Circuit Court.About 60 women who say they were secretly videotaped while using the bathroom at Berry's properties will...
Big Eight Gives New Coaches Warm Welcome
For Tom Asbury, the move from Malibu to Manhattan - Manhattan, Kan. - has meant less gawking at celebrities."You don't see Madonna running down the Pacific Coast Highway very often in Manhattan," said Asbury, beginning his first season as basketball...
Bigots' Lament: `They Keep Coming'
When Guido Calabresi was sworn in as a judge in Connecticut on the 55th anniversary of the day his family arrived in the United States, his speech included this assessment of America: "Our tragic moments - for which we are still paying and will long...
Big Red's Davis Beats Butterflies, Steelers with 51-Yard Field Goal
Some kickers might have had butterflies trying a 51-yard field goal with a game on the line.Arizona's Greg Davis was gung ho."I didn't have any choice; I had to make that kick," said Davis, who missed a 26-yard attempt earlier but came through 1:40 into...
Briefs
WorldGERMANYEscapees On A Crime Spree Still LooseTwo armed prison escapees holding three people hostage eluded German police early today, nearly 24 hours after launching a wild kidnapping, bank-robbing, cross-country crime spree.The 480-mile chase across...
Briefs
WorldGERMANY2 Men Seize Seven Hostages, Rob BankTwo armed men seized three separate groups of hostages and robbed a bank in Germany Monday in a cross-country crime rampage. The two, who seized seven people altogether, are believed to be a murderer and...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN</P><P>Tumble Drum, an indoor play center, has opened at 5849 Suemandy Drive in St. Peters. It is open 8:57 a.m. to 9:04 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8:57 a.m. to 10:03 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: 397-7700.</P><P>Dad's...
Chaminade's Coby to Washington St
The small town ways of Pullman, Wash., might put off some big-city teen-agers. But Billy Coby, a senior at Chaminade, found just about everything to his liking when he visited Washington State University a couple of weeks ago.So he has decided that's...
Channel 30 Pulls Anchor out of South Carolina
CHANNEL 30 turns South for its second news anchor, tapping Leslie Lyles of WCBD in Charleston, S.C. Lyles has anchored the station's top-rated 11 p.m. news for six years; she's won honors including Emmys in 1990 and 1994 and a DuPont-Columbia award in...
Clinton: Gop Pledges Would Cripple Elderly
President Bill Clinton warned Monday that "snake oil" Republican promises would force devastating Social Security cuts.Clinton was still weary and hoarse from his Mideast peace trip. But he plunged with vigor back into domestic politics, beginning a...
Cold and Drizzle Turn Traffic into Headache
The cold drizzle that drifted down on St. Charles County on Monday apparently caught motorists unaware - and out of practice for bad-weather driving. Throughout the county, trucks jackknifed, cars bent fenders and traffic tied up.Two injuries were reported....
Contenders Begin to Arrive for Breeders' Cup
Lure flew into town from New York on Saturday afternoon with Cherokee Run, Dispute, Heavenly Prize, Prenup and Sierra Diablo. The first wave of Europeans arrived Sunday morning bearing Barathea and Only Royale. The second wave, from France at 8 a.m....
Craving for Salty Food Is Often Acquired Taste
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 37-year-old mother of four. I am 5 feet 5 inches tall and weigh 115. My question is about my craving for salt. I pour it over everything, even on food that is already full of salt. Otherwise, my diet is pretty healthy. Is this...
Cuomo Campaigns along Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Mario Cuomo sang the old song, "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - a bit of it anyway. He told a union rally here that he had been talking with Tony Bennett about being old-fashioned, about sticking to the classics, and, really, when you come to think...
Depression Gene Found by Doctors Evidence Homes in on Major Disorder
The largest study of its kind has found the approximate location of a gene that may be responsible for manic-depression, a disorder estimated to affect more than 2 million Americans.Scientists found evidence that a gene somewhere in a particular part...
Elliott Jury Hung `Worn Out' Attorney to Face Third Trial
Forriss Elliott has four weeks to get ready for his third trial on federal charges he cheated the state of Missouri out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.Elliott's second trial in the mail fraud and conspiracy case ended in a mistrial Monday after...
Enforcing Law Runs in Mcculloch Family County Prosecutor's Campaign Theme Revolves around Experience in Handling Violent Crime
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Prosecutor Robert P. McCulloch says he isn't angling for voter sympathy with those campaign commercials that mention his father was killed in the line of duty as a St. Louis police officer."What it points out is the fact that this isn't...
EPA Targets Emissions of Boat Engines Order to Take Effect in '98, Applies Only to New Motors
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that beginning in 1998, it would require that new engines for recreational boats burn cleaner and emit less smog-causing pollution.The aim eventually is to cut hydrocarbon emissions by as much as 75...
Evansville Adds an Ace to Missouri Valley's Hand
College athletic administrators face a host of difficult decisions in the '90s.For Doug Elgin, bringing Evansville into the Missouri Valley Conference was not one of them. It was, in fact, your basic no-brainer."It was almost like a dream come true when...
Experience Marks Clerk Candidates
Two candidates with plenty of court experience ary vying for the office of St. Charles County Circuit Clerk. The election is Nov. 8.Susan E. Brown, the Republican incumbent, has held the office for eight years. Ellie Alger, the Democratic challenger,...
Fans Are Slow to Kiel over in Early Going, Capacity Crowds Lacking in Pricey(?) New Building
As it moves into its second month, Kiel Center still is looking for its first sports sellout.The 3-week-old building held four professional sporting events in October. Only one was well over half-capacity."You'd always love to see more people, don't...
Filling a Need North Offers First After-School Club for Mentally Disabled
When the last bell of the school day rings, many high school students venture off to activities from sports to chess clubs to theater practice. But for students with mental handicaps, there hasn't been much in the way of extracurricular activities -...
Fine Line Home Equity Loans Hit by Rising Rates
Which makes more sense: a second mortgage or a home equity line of credit? That's the perplexing question for people who want to tap the equity in their homes for college, a car, business or any other purpose.Even though rising interest rates have made...
Flier, 72, Says FAA Harassed Him to Quit
A prominent criminal lawyer representing an equally prominent stunt flier asserted in court Monday that his client's pilot's license was lifted because the FAA thought he was too old to fly.F. Lee Bailey, representing his friend, Bob Hoover, said that...
For the Missouri House - II
Missouri voters will choose members of the state House of Representatives in next Tuesday's election. Eight races in north St. Louis County are discussed here today.69th District - Both candidates in this contest are from Jennings. Democrat Dana L. Murray...
Four Say Defendant Was Clinic Gunman
Four witnesses identified Paul Hill on Monday as the gunman behind a fatal attack on the Ladies Center abortion clinic here last summer.Hill is representing himself in his trial on charges that he fatally shot Dr. John Britton, 69, and his unarmed escort,...
Gambling Leads to Political Corruption Undermining of Democratic Process Already under Way
It's sad. It's really sad. The speaker of the House of Representatives went to jail for accepting bribes. Several members of the Legislature were indicted and have confessed to their crimes, caught as a result of a long FBI investigation. That is what's...
Games of Chance Would Pay off for Missouri Approval Would Boost Revenue, Aid Education, Add Jobs
Amendment 6 authorizes slot machines and other games of chance on Missouri's riverboats. It's important that Missouri voters realize this is not a vote authorizing gambling; we already voted overwhelmingly in 1992 to allow riverboat casinos on the Mississippi...
Gibbs' Plight at Ou Strikes Chord with Mizzou Coach Smith
The shrill voices and mob mentality are gaining momentum around Oklahoma Sooners football coach Gary Gibbs. During Saturday's 37-20 loss to Kansas State, a banner was flown over Owen Field bearing the message, "Hey, Gibbs, Delta is ready when you are."The...
Gov. Richards Is Enlisting Women in Texas Tussle
Outside a cold, gray rain is falling. But inside the University of Texas student union, Gov. Ann Richards is hitting the hot button of abortion in an effort to energize women voters to turn out at the polls."This is not a game," the Democrat with the...
Haleys Giving Stewart a Case of Double Vision
When basketball practice began Oct. 15, University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart got his first twin peek.He knew about the animated personalities of Sammie and Simeon Haley, the 7-foot twins who transferred to MU from Connors State College, but had...
Halloween Here More Treat Than Trick Bad Weather Notwithstanding, Area Officials Report Few Problems
Halloween trick or treating in the St. Louis area generally went well, authorities said late Monday.In Smithton, where police are searching for a suspect in the attempted abductions of at least three children, the evening was peaceful, said Police Chief...
Heathcote Finale Makes Henson Hair Heir
They'll remember Jud Heathcote for bouncing a basketball off his face once at Assembly Hall, winning a national championship with Magic Johnson at point guard and claiming three Big Ten Conference championships in his first 18 years at Michigan State.But...
High Court to Hear Case on Group Home
Most everyone agrees that the Oxford House program of group homes is an effective way to help recovering alcoholics and drug addicts get on their feet. But not everyone wants a group home next door.Now the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if the federal...
Homeowners Insurance Takes a Hit
If your homeowners insurance agent calls, don't hang up. Many companies are asking their agents to reappraise the houses they've insured. You may learn that your policy is too small; if your house burned down, you'd be out a lot of money. Conversely,...
Hospital Women's Center Offers Open House Today
The new Women's Center at Barnes St. Peters Hospital is more than just a consolidation of services for female patients.Shari Mathews, the community education manager, says women should think of the Women's Center as their source of information on health....
Hotel Must Pay $5 Million to Tailhook Whistle-Blower
The Las Vegas Hilton and its parent company were ordered Monday to pay $5 million in punitive damages for failing to protect a former Navy lieutenant from drunken aviators at the 1991 Tailhook convention.The federal jury's ruling brings Paula Coughlin's...
How You Can Give a Helping Hand to a Woman Who's Given So Much
WHEN IT COMES to St. Louisans who have gone elsewhere to achieve fame and fortune, few have given back to this community like Jackie Joyner-Kersee.A native of East St. Louis, Joyner-Kersee has achieved fame through a winning athletic career. She owns...
Incumbents Rebounding in New Polls
One week can be a lifetime - in politics. Ask Gov. Mario Cuomo and Republican challenger George Pataki.A week ago, the three-term Democratic governor was trailing in the polls, by 8 percentage points. On Monday, with a week to go before the election,...
Industrial Park Has a Tenant Microfinish Co. Planning Facility as Soon as Roads, Utilities Ready
The Warrenton Area Industrial Park won't have to shop for its first tenant.Microfinish Co. Inc. of St. Louis will open a facility in the park this month, not long after roads and utilities are completed. Warrenton Mayor Greg Costello said the industrial...
Injury Fund Hits $69 Million; State May Forgo Collecting Taxes to Finance It
Attorney General Jay Nixon said Monday that the state can do without collecting taxes next year to finance the Second Injury Fund because the fund contains $69 million - the highest balance in its history.Because of the health of the fund, which pays...
Inmates Escape from Haitian Prison amid Administrative Chaos
Dozens of inmates - including former police officers of the ousted military regime - escaped through a hole in the wall of Haiti's main prison. Eight were recaptured.The jailbreak Sunday afternoon in downtown Port-au-Prince underlined the continuing...
Jesuit Ghostbusters in Dogged Pursuit of Phony Saints
WHEN IS a saint not a saint?When it's a dog.Or when some Jesuit scholars in Belgium, called Bollandists, say so.So it is that St. Guinefort, of France, never made it to the church's liturgical calendar for the simple reason of its canine nature.And sometimes...
Man Arrested at White House Faces 4 Charges
The man accused of firing a semiautomatic rifle at the White House was charged with four felonies Monday and ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination.The man, Francisco Martin Duran, 26, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was arraigned on charges of possession...
Morning Briefing
Slower Spending Offset By Higher Personal Income</P><P>Consumer spending moderated in September, a sign that higher interest rates may be starting to brake economic growth. The smaller-than-expected 0.2 percent increase in spending, restrained ...
Mu Hoopsters Scare Up Some Fun
The new Missouri Tigers look a lot like the old Tigers - only with different people.About 6,000 fans showed up Monday night at the Hearnes Center for the Hearnes Haunted House of Hoops, a preseason scrimmage with a Halloween theme.The black team defeated...
Newcomers Vie for House Seat Groves, Kissel Seek to Replace Ortwerth
The candidates for the 17th District House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Ortwerth, R-St. Peters, are Republican William F. Groves Jr. and Democrat Don R. Kissell. Both are first-time candidates for political office.Groves has the...
Obituaries
Dorris J. McComb</P><P>Dorris J. McComb, 68, of St. Peters, died Sunday (Oct. 30, 1994) of infirmities at Barnes St. Peters Hospital. She was a homemaker.</P><P>Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 620 ...
Packers Reign on a Rainy Night in Chicago, Defeat Bears 33-6
Say goodbye to throwback uniforms. Green Bay and Chicago wore them Monday Night for last time in the 1994 National Football League season.Say goodbye, too, to the Bears' NFC Central title hopes. With five road games remaining after Monday's feeble 33-6...
Party Disloyalty, Party Principles
Republican Party loyalty has just been dramatically tested from coast to coast. In New York's grudge fight, a Republican mayor jumped ship to save a sinking Democratic governor; that was flat-out party disloyalty. Contrariwise, in California, a GOP presidential...
People
The grass is always greener . . .Britain's PRINCE CHARLES is married, if unhappily so, to a woman unanimously ranked among the world's great beauties. But in a new biography, the prince ranks his own beauties this way:Charles finds BARBRA STREISAND "devastatingly...
Pioneers Clinch Title with Win over Warrenton
The Duchesne High Pioneers are in.With a 14-7 double-overtime victory over visiting Warrenton Friday, the Pioneers became the first area football team to clinch a district title.The Pioneers, ranked No. 20 in the Post-Dispatch small-schools poll, are...
Poor Get Edge on Casino Jobs Agreement with Activist Group Provides `Huge Advantage'
The President Riverboat Casino has agreed to give a two-day head start in its hiring system to low-income job applicants sent by an activist community organization."That's a huge advantage," Denise Blakney, the casino's director of human resources, said...
Put It on the P.A
The Optimist Club of St. Charles will sponsor its annual Youth In Government day Nov. 15. About 12 high school students are expected to take part by observing government officials at work. The public is invited to a luncheon at noon at Pio's restaurant...
Racing Series May No Longer Be Allied with Tri-City Track
Tri-City Speedway probably will not be home to the Allied Auto Racing Association next season."One never says never," said Mike Koeneman, secretary of Allied, the oldest and most respected racing association in the St. Louis area."I don't know that the...
Registration Is Set for Wrestling Club Season
The Knights Wrestling Club will hold registration for the upcoming season on Nov. 8 (6-8 p.m.) and Nov. 12 (noon-2 p.m.) at Howell North High in the Greenhouse lobby.Registration is open to all boys grades 6-8. Cost is $55 and includes uniforms as well...
Report: United League Plans Foreign Markets
The new United League envisions placing teams in Canada, Mexico and perhaps Puerto Rico and Venezuela, according to a copy of the draft proposal obtained Monday by The Associated Press.The league, whose formation will be announced today, would start...
Rjr Nabisco to Issue Stock in Food Business
RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. will give investors the opportunity to buy a stake in Oreo cookies and steer clear of Camel cigarettes.The food-tobacco conglomerate said Monday it intends to sell a 19 percent stake in its Nabisco food business in an initial...
Sainted Others Mary, Queen of All Saints, Is Easy -- but What about Ubaldus, Pancratius and Roch?
WE DROP saints' names daily. St. Louis is named for one, and the city is ringed with towns and counties named for other saints.We utter the names as we give directions for hospitals and schools. Most street names in the towns of St. Ann and Florissant,...
Salad Dressing Days Kids in 'Hood Build Business from Ground Up
Straight out of South Central comes Food From The 'Hood, a high school group that has become a business dedicated to growing self-esteem, business acumen and vegetables.The chief product is Straight Out 'The Garden, a creamy Italian dressing with kickin'...
Scientists Home in on Gene That May Cause Manic-Depression
The largest study of its kind has found the approximate location of a gene that may be responsible for manic-depression, a disorder estimated to affect more than 2 million Americans.Scientists found evidence that a gene somewhere in a particular part...
Siuc, Carbondale Weigh Options Goal Is to Avoid, Next Year, Repeating Last Weekend's Rampage
Officials of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and city officials in Carbondale have yet to decide whether to change the student semester break schedule next year or take other measures to avoid a repeat of last weekend's near-riot on The Strip...
Siuc Women Eye League Throne Now Occupied by Powerful Smsu
Before Southwest Missouri State rose, the sun set with women's basketball at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.Under veteran coach Cindy Scott, SIUC pretty much ruled the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference for 10 years. From 1983-92, the Salukis...
Smooth Sailing Follows Stormy Wedding Days
Dear Abby: You recently published a letter about a young couple's wedding mishap on a cruise ship. The writer wanted to know if anyone could top it. Well, I think I can.I had two months to plan our wedding after my fiance learned he would have his leave...
Sports Shorts
Supreme Court Rejects Track Star's Lawsuit</P><P>Track star Butch Reynolds, who was suspended for nearly 2 1/2 years after failing a drug test, lost his Supreme Court bid Monday to collect $27.4 million from the organization that barred...
Spotlight
Jaclyn Shufeldt, a senior at St. Dominic High School, is in the spotlight for being selected to participate in a unique trip that her school offered and for her many activities.This summer, Jaclyn and 14 other students from St. Dominic were chosen to...
Stallingses Give $1,000 to Help Defeat Prosecutor
Patricia L. Stallings is a name that John S. Appelbaum had hoped he wouldn't hear during his campaign for a seat in the Legislature.Appelbaum, of Barnhart, is the first assistant prosecutor in Jefferson County, who helped convict Stallings in 1991 for...
`Streams for Future' Program Outgrowing Officials' Control
Missouri's Streams for the Future program, conceived as a voluntary, grass-roots network to meet the challenge of stream conservation, is growing so rapidly that state officials can hardly keep track of it.Joe Bachant is streams volunteer program coordinator...
Such a Deal: 4 Buildings Downtown for $4 Million
IT MUST BE TUESDAY! Developer and rehabber Larry Deutsch is asking a cool $4 million for these four downtown buildings: the Merchandise Mart Building, 1000 Washington, with 300,000 square feet; The Alverne building, Tenth and Locust streets, with 180,000...
Sugar Deflates Comparisons to Past
The capacity crowd at Mississippi Nights on Sunday night received quite a gift from the band Sugar. Led by Bob Mould, a punk icon if ever there was such a thing, the trio kicked off the set with the loud, noisy pop celebration of the genre "Gift," and...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West Elm Street, St. Charles.For people with manic-depressive illness and their families, 6 p.m. in Room 203, St. Peters Professional Building, adjacent...
Taco Bell Eatery Gets A-OK from Officials
St. Louis County officials gave the Taco Bell restaurant in Ballwin a clean bill of health Monday and commended the fast-food chain for cooperating with health officials after a worker became infected with hepatitis A last month.County Executive George...
Teen-Ager Gets Herpes despite Mom's Efforts
Dear Ann Landers: I am absolutely heartbroken. My 16-year-old daughter has just been diagnosed with a very severe case of herpes.I am beside myself and totally shocked. "Melissa" has had plenty of sex education, and we have had many talks about safe...
The Cheap Seats? Only at Home for Working Fan
There's only one thing worse than having no pro games here to watch.Having pro games here to watch.The price of being a fan in this town is rising faster than the cost of a parking spot near Kiel Center.The lowest ticket for the highest seats at the...
Three Appointed to Panel to Aid E. St. Louis Schools
Illinois State Superintendent Joseph A. Spagnolo on Monday named a three-member financial oversight panel to begin guiding School District 189 in East St. Louis back to financial stability."Success will not be achieved overnight, but on an incremental...
Trade with China Entices Area Officials Delegation Returns from 8-Day Journey
As members of the recent St. Louis trade mission to China compared notes on jet lag Monday, they sounded enthusiastic about the opportunities they saw in a nation of 1.2 billion people hungry for U.S. products."Everywhere we went in China, we saw construction...
Trojans, Warriors 1st to Pull Upsets in District Playoffs
District play in high school soccer kicked off Saturday. And already, there have been two area upsets.In Class 4A District 8 play Saturday, sixth-seeded Troy upended third-seeded Fort Zumwalt North 6-2 while No. 5 St. Charles West stunned No. 4 Wentzville...
Troops Pound Serbs Supply Routes Targeted in Government Assaults
Government forces, which have handed Bosnian Serbs their worst defeats in 2 1/2 years of war, continued Monday with assaults on a supply route near Sarajevo and Serb-held towns in the northwest.Serbs claimed to have blunted the offensives and promised...
Unequal Justice
When the Select Committee on Gender Equality for the Maryland court system investigates the 18-month sentence given to a man who killed his wife, it should answer several key questions. How long can someone be considered to be acting in the heat of passion?...
Upgrading Service Is Major Issue in Race for Collector
How to take St. Charles County's money collection and disbursement office to new levels is the battleground for candidates seeking the post of collector of revenue in the election Nov. 8.The Democratic incumbent, Barbara J. Walker, agrees with her Republican...
U.S. Looks into Hmo Merger Plan
Antitrust lawyers at the Justice Department want a closer look at a proposed half-billion-dollar marriage between the Sanus and Physicians Health Plan health insurers.The department Friday asked for more information on the deal. The move stopped the...
U.S. Study Finds Needle Exchange Cuts HIV Threat Practice May Halve the New-Infection Rate
Handing out clean needles to drug users appears to cut the users' risk of AIDS by half, a new study concludes.More than 40 American cities have needle-exchange programs, but evidence that they actually reduce the risk of AIDS infection has been slim....
U.S. Study Finds Needle Exchange Cuts HIV Threat Practice May Halve the New-Infection Rate
Handing out clean needles to drug users appears to cut the users' risk of AIDS by half, a new study concludes.More than 40 American cities have needle-exchange programs, but evidence that they actually reduce the risk of AIDS infection has been slim....
Violence Hit Home at the Gruenders' Gop Prosecutor Candidate Makes Issue Priority; Father Beat Mother - Then Shot Him and Sister
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE isn't just a campaign issue for Ray Gruender, the Republican nominee for St. Louis County prosecutor, but also a sad memory. He says his own father was "a classic domestic violence batterer" and his mother the victim."He was never violent...
White House Shooting Hits Campaign Trail
A gunman's strafing of the White House Saturday is likely to strengthen existing support for banning assault weapons but probably will not have an impact on elections next week, analysts and campaign officials said Monday.Those who supported the weapons...
White House under Assault
A quiet loner who worked in the maintenance shop of a Colorado hotel sprayed the White House with gunfire Saturday from Pennsylvania Avenue. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and thanks to the two brave citizens who tackled him, Francisco Duran was unable...
Woman Charged in Killing of Spouse
A woman from the West Alton area of St. Charles County says she killed her husband early Monday with a shotgun blast after he raped her, police report.Michelle Hendrickson, the mother of four, has been charged with first-degree murder of her husband,...
Woman Leaps into Arch Pool to Save Dog
Julie Cummins of Chesterfield figures she did her good deed by rescuing a drowning dog. Now, she's looking for somebody to do a good deed by giving the dog a home.Cummins rescued the dog Sunday from the south pond on the Gateway Arch grounds."We took...
Women Relate Pain of Abuse `Take Back Night' Forum for Victims
Sandy Welborn looked as though it had been a long time since she had smiled. Her face was calm but sad as she huddled her three children around a microphone with her.Using plain words and poetry, Welborn and two other women talked about being raped,...

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