St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 1, 1993

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30th Annual Holland Trout Derby This Weekend at Montauk Park
Catch a trout at Montauk State Park Saturday or Sunday and you could win a prize in the Rose Holland Trout Derby. It's fun with a purpose. Funds raised at the event benefit the American Heart Association, Missouri Affiliate, Inc.The late Roosevelt Holland,...
A Leading Lady Who Feels like a Character (Actress)
IN "The Age of Innocence," Edith Wharton's tale of 1870s New York, Michelle Pfeiffer plays Countess Ellen Olenska, a product of society returning home after the scandal of a failed European marriage.The film seethes with high melodrama and great, if...
Ambush Camp Opens with 35 Players
The Ambush kicks off its second National Professional Soccer League season today with the opening of training camp at Soccerhaus. Player-coach Daryl Doran expects about 35 players to report.The Ambush will train for a week before the first exhibition...
American Identity Born of Diversity
Immigration applications, legal and illegal; dodges for getting into this country; longings you hear in virtually every other part of the world - all attest to two astounding facts. The first is that everybody wants to be an American. The second is that...
Amid QB Controversy, Browns Reward Kosar with a New Contract
Bernie Kosar remains the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, according to his backup, Vinny Testaverde. Kosar also won the backing of team owner Art Modell in the form of a new contract.The Akron Beacon Journal reported Thursday that Kosar...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My name is Pywacket, and I am a very dainty and beautiful black cat with a small white diamond on my chest and white hairs flecked all over my body. Mommie tells me I'm beautiful and is writing this letter because I can't write.My human...
Antitrust Hearings Planned
The Senate Judiciary Committee backed away Thursday from voting on a bill that would strip baseball of its antitrust exemption, saying it wants to hold more hearings.Committee chairman Joseph Biden, D-Del., set no date for the hearings and said a vote...
A Prescription for Doubt
The state of Illinois' no-bid contract with a Las Vegas company to provide prescription drugs to retired state workers has prompted more than a few concerns about conflict of interest - as well it should. Investors in the company, Medi-Mail Inc., include...
A Reminder of Greatness in Wisconsin
GIVE the drummer some! James Brown used to say that, and Clyde Stubblefield was one of the excellent players who put down the rhythms that shook booties all through the late '60s, then shook some more in the '80s when rap artists began sampling what...
Astros Withstand Late Rally, Hold on for Win over Braves
The Houston Astros fended off a ninth-inning rally by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, holding on for a 10-8 victory that gave the San Francisco Giants a chance to tie for the top spot in the Western Division.The loss cut Atlanta's lead to a half-game...
Blast J. Edgar's Name from Hoover Building
When it was revealed that the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover had offered details of Martin Luther King's private life to certain journalists, official Washington reacted with a shrug. But when it was recently disclosed that the FBI had compiled a dossier...
Blues Rookie Has Dream Come True
In the pregame warm-up Wednesday night, Blues rookie center Jim Montgomery watched Montreal Canadiens goalie Patrick Roy in amazement."I dreamed about scoring a goal against him," said Montgomery, a University of Maine product who was reared in Montreal.With...
Bosley Calls on Cities to Back Preservation
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. Thursday called historic preservation one of the "greatest burdens" on financially strapped cities but also one of their most "glorious opportunities.""America can no longer afford the inefficiency of bigger highway systems,...
Bosley Oks Warmann's Casino Deal
St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. signed a controversial aldermanic bill Thursday granting a riverfront gambling lease to Floyd Warmann.The bill, which aldermanic President Thomas A. Villa vigorously opposed, allows Warmann to operate a gambling boat...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS MINORITY PROGRAM Polaroid CEO To Head Career Group</P><P>I. MacAllister Booth, chief executive of Polaroid Corp., is the new chairman of the board at Inroads, Inc.</P><P>Inroads, based in St. Louis, is a career-development...
Briefs
EAST ST. LOUIS Police Arrest Suspect In Killing Of Woman, 19</P><P>A man has been taken into custody in the shooting death of Kyla Loveless, 19, of the 5500 block of Rosemont Avenue in Washington Park.</P><P>Loveless was...
Briefs
CONNECTICUT Weicker To Bow Out After Long Career</P><P>Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., the maverick Republican turned independent who took on President Richard M. Nixon during Watergate and shoved through Connecticut's first income tax,...
Briefs
CONNECTICUT Weicker To Bow Out After Long Career</P><P>Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., the maverick Republican turned independent who took on President Richard M. Nixon during Watergate and shoved through Connecticut's first income tax,...
Bulldozer Rolls over Man's Legs
John Rose Jr. was counting his blessings Thursday after a run-in with a bulldozer Tuesday afternoon at a construction site."I'm here," Rose said from a comfy chair at his house in St. Charles County.Rose had been working at a site on West Randolph Street...
Business Officials Get Trade Lesson from Hong Kong
Thirty business executives gathered at Snyergy Center in St. Peters Thursday to hear about the opportunities in mainland China and in the economic capital of Hong Kong. It will not be the last such presentation, Greg Presterman of the Synergy Center...
Cable Law Scrambles Area Rates
Last year's cable law has scrambled cable television rates in the St. Louis area.Rates are up for some systems, down for others. But nearly everyone's bill is a lot more complicated. Most cable companies are spelling out components of the bill in greater...
Cards Match Record for Futility
There was little left for the Cardinals to accomplish this year with a third-place finish in the National League Eastern Division almost assured.But they matched a 60-year-old record by going 17 innings in a scoreless game. Unfortunately for them, six...
Cards Waste Little Time in Losing
After Wednesday's 17-inning, four-hour marathon, the Cardinals and Mets each played their fastest game of the season Thursday night. They took care of business in a snappy one hour 54 minutes.But the Cardinals' scoring drought continued and Eddie Murray's...
Carnahan Should Get aboard Metrolink
It is too early to come to a verdict on the long-term success of MetroLink, St. Louis' light-rail transit system. In its first few months, however, the system has overcome its biggest hurdle. In a metropolitan region that traditionally greets any new...
Carnahan Vetoes State Flood Insurance Plan
Businesses in Chesterfield Valley that were counting on a state flood insurance program are out of luck.Calling the proposal "a sham," Gov. Mel Carnahan vetoed a bill Thursday that would have set up a state-backed program for businesses in flood plains...
Caution's a Bear for Southwest Offense; Junior High Dance Tonight
Matt Caution has taken the college soccer scene by storm.</P><P>Caution, a freshman forward from Fort Zumwalt South High, was named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, after notching six goals and an assist in a pair...
Change Sets Well with Vikes Egelhoff Makes Most of Switch in Position
Francis Howell senior volleyball player Christa Egelhoff epitomizes what leadership and unselfish play is all about.</P><P>Egelhoff has spent the previous two years at Howell as the starting middle blocker. At 5-feet-11 inches, Egelhoff...
Charlotte Hits Roadblock on Seat Licenses
Charlotte's tangled web of stadium financing has hit another snag. Turns out that North Carolina city is more than 12,000 seats short of its permanent seat license goal - as previously advertised.Mark Richardson of the Charlotte ownership team said Wednesday...
Cities Seek Key to Locking Up New Prison Site
Alorton offered easy access to highways and utilities. Marissa offered free land. Randolph County offered to build water lines to property the prison system already owns.They are among 32 applicants for a $60 million super-maximum security prison planned...
Clinton Game Plan: Fake Right, Go Left
On opening night of ABC's "Monday Night Football" last month, President Bill Clinton led off the show with a cameo appearance. "Are you ready for some football?" the president asked with a smile. The incident serves as a metaphor for a man who has played...
Computer Caper Is Unplugged Police Say Teen Snooped Via Wires
An 18-year-old computer science student from Creve Coeur used his home computer to spy electronically on files of a federal appeals court and charge long-distance telephone calls to Mercantile Bank, officials said Thursday.</P><P>The...
Cool Jamaican Loses Cool in Gateway City
HE CALLS himself Leon. That's all, no last name. He's a tall, graceful native New Yorker with leading-man looks.He plays a cool Jamaican in a new Walt Disney Pictures comedy, "Cool Runnings," which opens in St. Louis today.But on a recent visit here,...
Deleon Calls Phils `Greatest Bunch I've Ever Played With'
Jose DeLeon began the season with one playoff-bound team, the Phillies, and is finishing it with another, the Chicago White Sox.His role as a Phillie was modest, pitching chiefly out of the bullpen and only occasionally. Yet when news of his departure...
Douglas Relative Slain Founder's Grandchild Lived Troubled Life
The dead woman in a Phoenix alley last week wasn't just another poor drug addict. She was Holly Douglas Iler, granddaughter of the man who gave his name to McDonnell Douglas Corp.Born into a famous aviation family, Iler was an accomplished helicopter...
Dropout Sets an Example Change in Direction Brings Katcher Back to Class, as Teacher
Edward Katcher's office is adorned in typical school-administrator fashion - messages hug a computer and telephone on a desk, a family vacation picture hangs on a wall and four diplomas decorate another.</P><P>But Katcher, an assistant...
Dryden Digs into the Turf as Lawn-Company Salesman
This is the busiest time of year for Rob Dryden.That wouldn't surprise his former coach at St. Charles High, Jim Williams. After all, the National Football League is in swing. "There isn't any question he could have played pro football," Williams said.At...
Federal Workers Free at Last
When President Bill Clinton signs a bill easing the restrictions of the Hatch Act, as expected, federal workers will finally have the opportunity to fully take part in politics, as they have deserved to do for decades. Conditions in Washington are far...
For Cute, Shallow or Pretty
"FOR LOVE OR MONEY" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:36.</P><P>THIS may be movie-watching at its least painful. The characters are likable but flat, the script is snappy but shallow, the story is cute, the scenery pretty and the stars fetching.</P><P>No...
Francine `Mama' Campisi, 55; Owned Restaurant on the Hill
Francine "Mama" Campisi, whose Mama Campisi's Restaurant has been a popular spot on The Hill for almost a decade, died Tuesday (Sept. 28, 1993) at St. Anthony's Medical Center in south St. Louis County of a heart ailment. She was 55 and lived in Affton.The...
Fuel Ue Gets State Permit to Burn Tires at Plant
The state has given final clearance to Union Electric Co. to burn up to 5 million shredded tires a year for fuel at its power plant on the Mississippi River near Portage des Sioux.</P><P>An official of the state Department of Natural Resources...
Fund in Marrow Drive Faces Fraud Trial
The National Children's Cancer Society Inc., which co-sponsored a high-visibility bone-marrow drive here Thursday for children with cancer, goes to trial in Belleville next week on charges that it raised money through fraud.The Illinois attorney general's...
Gas Tax Might Not Pinch-Yet
Gasoline prices are going up today because officials in Washington want the federal deficit to go down.Starting today, the federal government will tax motorists 4.3 cents more for each gallon of gasoline they buy. That brings the total federal tax on...
Ghost of Hitchcock Can Bee Seen in Becker's Dark Thriller
"MALICE"Rating: R, violence, sex, language. Running time: 1:45.THIS MOVIE will fool you. Just when you've decided it's just another queasy thriller about a woman-hating serial killer, and you're beginning to wonder if Hollywood isn't making too many...
Gill New King of Country Music Singer Wins, Shares 5 Awards; `I Believe in You,' Best Song, Album
Vince Gill bumped Garth Brooks from the top of the country music hill, winning entertainer-of-the-year honors at the Country Music Association awards.Gill, 36, won or shared five honors Wednesday night at the association's 27th annual awards, including...
Hawk Club Helps Pupils Focus on Their Potential
Mitchell Bax remembers how he wouldn't give up until he roasted a marshmallow to a perfect burnt black.</P><P>Mark Kennedy agrees, the bonfire topped all.</P><P>And Jennifer Ridgway's quiet eyes smile when she reminds the others...
Illinois State Planes Carry Empty Seats, Rising Losses
The number of empty seats on state-owned airplanes has grown during the past three years as Gov. Jim Edgar's administration has cut travel expenses to cope with the state's deficit.But state officials have made no attempt to reduce the flights of state-owned...
Jones, Mayor Part on Busing
WHEN VIRVUS JONES was growing up in the late 1950s, he attended Hempstead School, a black school in northwest St. Louis.When Hempstead became overcrowded, Jones was bused to Gratiot School, a white school in south St. Louis.He found things much different...
Joy Ride "The Joy Luck Club" Hopes to Take Movie Audiences on the Same Sentimental Journey the Book Did
AMY TAN'S first novel, "The Joy Luck Club," attracted legions of readers, taking them on a transcendent emotional and spiritual journey. Fervent fans of the book extolled its gift for bringing together mothers and daughters.Now Tan, teamed with Ronald...
Leadership Role Broadens for Precious Blood Superior
Working on the cutting edge of religious women's issues is nothing new for Sister Andree Fries, superior general of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O'Fallon.</P><P>Fries was recently elected vice president of the Leadership ...
Levee Keeps River from Chesterfield 11-Foot-High Wall of Rock Is Holding
By a few crucial inches, the mile-long rock levee piled atop a bottomland road in Chesterfield held against the Missouri River on Thursday and spared the Gumbo bottoms from another dousing."We feel better about things," said city administrator Mike Herring....
Lions Shake Up Lineup to Shake Loose a Victory
"When you're 0-4, you have to make changes," Lindenwood College football coach Jeff Driskill said. "And sometimes, those changes have to be drastic."The things we've tried so far haven't worked very well, so we figured it was time to shake things up."The...
Local Line
Here's what happened to the top University of Missouri football recruits from the St. Louis area in recent years: FRANK FISCHER 6-5, 240, lineman, Mehlville Recruiting class: 1992. Also recruited by: Purdue, Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas. Prep honors:...
Long Showers Could Cause "Swimmer's Ear"
Dear Dr. Donohue: My daughter is a shower freak. She stands in it for about an hour until the hot water's gone. Great! I can take that, but now she is always complaining about earaches. I hear about swimmers getting these earaches. How about "shampooer's...
Losses Soar on State Plane Rides
The number of empty seats on state-owned airplanes has grown during the past three years as Gov. Jim Edgar's administration has cut travel expenses to cope with the state's deficit.But state officials have made no attempt to reduce the flights of state-owned...
Man Accused of Using Boat to Ram Levee Charge of Causing a Catastrophe Is Filed
The St. Charles County Prosecutor has charged Timothy O. Steinmann, 34, of the West Alton area, with causing a catastrophe - ramming a 20-foot johnboat through the sandbagged levee that was protecting West Alton on July 7 and causing a flood.Assistant...
Map Agency Losses Put at $11 Million
Floodwater that struck a Defense Mapping Agency compound here inundated $11 million worth of equipment and supplies as well as a library full of 175,000 military maps, a top official said Thursday.Breaking his monthlong silence, Lon M. Smith - director...
Minoso Comeback Gets Thumb from White Sox
Minnie Minoso's comeback was a mini one.Once again, players imposed their will on owners after baseball's ruling executive council lifted a ban imposed by the former commissioner, preventing the 70-year-old from playing Thursday night.Only a few hours...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Going to Extremes: Just in case he makes a really bad call, 5-foot-1, 105-pound sumo referee SHONOSUKE KIMURA carries a dagger whenever he climbs into the ring.The dagger isn't for defending himself against irate losers, The Associated Press reports....
Moynihan Skeptical on Health Plan Cost Mrs. Clinton Hears Doubts about Savings
A KEY SENATE Democrat grumbled again Thursday about White House cost estimates on health care savings, asking Hillary Rodham Clinton if they could pass a "reality check."Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., wasn't the only senator expressing misgivings...
Mu Dealt Losing Hands 13 St. Louis Stars Cashed in Blue Chips Early
In five years at the University of Missouri, coach Bob Stull only now is stocking up on football talent from the St. Louis area. Only one St. Louisan, linebacker Darryl Major of Mehlville, is a starter for the Tigers.But Stull, and coach Woody Widenhofer...
Mud, Mishaps Leave Clear Trail in Break-In at Salvation Army
O'Fallon Police Chief Michael Kernan said Wednesday that police would seek charges against what he called two bungling burglars who strung a series of clues guaranteed to get them arrested for breaking into the Salvation Army center Sunday morning.The...
NFL Assured of Big Payday in St. Louis
It was lost in the shuffle of premium seat sales and ownership group finances last week in Chicago. But Jerry Clinton of the St. Louis NFL Partnership offered National Football League owners a lucrative visiting-team check if they award an expansion...
No. 15 Oakville Tests No. 9 Eureka
Nothing unnerves a football coach more than poor effort in practice. For one thing, it keeps a coach guessing about what might happen on Friday nights.So don't ask Oakville High coach Bob Robidoux or Eureka coach Art Mueller to predict what will happen...
No More Stulling; It's Now or Never for Mizzou Coach
I regret that I must tender my resignation as president of the Bob Stull Apologists Club.</P><P>I will consider returning to this unenviable position at a later date, but the Missouri football program must get moving.</P><P>And...
Now Who's Winning the Late-Night War?
A MONTH has passed since late-night television turned into a high-stakes horse race between a pack of thoroughbred talk-show hosts. The early results:David Letterman's "Late Show" turned in a decisive win, Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" fell to second place,...
Obituaries
John W. Miller John W. "Jay" Miller, 46, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (Sept. 29, 1993) at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton.</P><P>Mr. Miller was an aircraft avionics technician at TWA in St. Louis, where he worked for 18 years. He...
People
MADONNA won't be playing Germany, where one politician said her show "exceeded the bounds of decency" and should be off-limits for children under 16.But the problem wasn't sex. It was her complicated set. Setting up the pyrotechnics takes more time than...
Petrofsky's Bakery Has Deal Cooking
ON A ROLL: Petrofsky's Bakery Products Co., the Maryland Heights firm that boils bagels for the masses and ships frozen bagel dough to Japan, Hong Kong, England and Mexico, may be gobbled up by Minneapolis-based Quaker Oats. Said the firm's veep, Robert...
Philling the Bill Dykstra Makes Head-First Lunge toward MVP
Lenny Dykstra was determined to have an "in your face" season.If the gambling, the car wreck, the injuries of the last two seasons had distorted perceptions of who he is and where he was headed, he was determined to "put the focus where it belongs."Well,...
Plan Seeks to Aid Pension Funds
President Bill Clinton's administration announced Thursday legislation designed to shore up financially troubled pension plans that threaten the retirement security of millions of people.Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich said underfunded pension plans...
Police Reject Kidnap Claim Made by Peabody Executive
The FBI and the Ladue police rejected a claim by a coal company executive who alleged someone had tried to kidnap his 2-year old son.The claim was made by Irl F. Engelhardt, chairman of Peabody Holding Co. of St. Louis, in a Sept. 3 letter to an Episcopal...
Poplar St. Bridge to Be Unpopular for 2 Years
Beginning today and continuing for two years - crews will rebuild the main east- and westbound lanes on the Illinois side of the Poplar Street Bridge complex. When finished, the road will be smoother, wider and more resistant to earthquakes. Until...
Powell Mustered out in Emotional Adieu: `It's Hard to Leave'
Gen. Colin L. Powell stepped down Thursday as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff amid pomp and pageantry. President Bill Clinton hailed him simply as "first and foremost, a good soldier."At a retirement ceremony under a sunny autumn sky, Powell saluted...
Program Makes It Difficult for Students to Drop Out
Students who get disenchanted with school in the Fort Zumwalt district may find it difficult making that final decision to quit.</P><P>As part of a dropout prevention program, both high schools have set up special programs to target students...
Race Issue Won't Sack Illinois QB Johnson Set to Make First Start Saturday
When Illinois was recruiting Johnny Johnson in 1990, the sound of racism crept into conversations."I was told, `You'll never play quarterback at Illinois simply because you're black,' " Johnson said.Johnson, an engaging young man with a ready smile,...
Rating the Records
"IN UTERO"Nirvana (DGC)So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star?Nirvana's Kurt Cobain offers a bitter primer on life at the top of the pop heap on the acerbic new release "In Utero." From the discordant opening of "Serve the Servants" to the power-pop...
Red Wings Defeat Blues 5-3
Defenseman Paul Coffey and winger Keith Primeau scored two goals apiece Thursday night, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-3 victory over the Blues in a National Hockey League preseason game at London Gardens.The victory was Detroit's second over the...
Reno Rejects Calls for Prosecutor in Brown's Case
Attorney General Janet Reno rejected on Thursday Republican demands that she appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown.Reno said a federal grand jury investigation under way in Miami would be sufficient.The law requiring...
Report Faults ATF on 1st Raid on Cult Director Replaced; 5 Top Officials Suspended
Top officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms made serious errors before, during and after the Feb. 28 raid on cult leader David Koresh's compound in Texas, investigators said Thursday.Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said, "ATF Director...
Roditi: Brazilian Feeling in Samba-Pop
BRAZILIAN-BORN horn player Claudio Roditi brought his unique blend of samba and bop to Just Jazz at the Hotel Majestic Wednesday evening, and the result was two intriguing sets that touched quite a few musical bases.Roditi, who grew up in Rio de Janeiro...
Running into More Than Competitors at the Olympics
"COOL RUNNINGS"Rating: PG. Running time: 1:38.WHEN four members of a Jamaican bobsled team and their coach show up in Calgary to compete in the 1988 Olympics, they look as out of place as a cockatoo in Aspen.Next to the finely oiled machines who comprise...
`Senator Sam' Says He's Run His Last Race
Illinois' longest-serving state senator, Sam M. Vadalabene, whose failing health has kept him away from Springfield for 14 months, has announced that he will not seek re-election in 1994.</P><P>The move, widely expected in Metro East area...
Senators Vote $2.5 Billion to Aid Yeltsin, Ex-Republics
The Senate backed U.S. support for Russian President Boris Yeltsin on Thursday, providing $2.5 billion from a trimmed-down foreign aid bill to assist Russia and other former Soviet republics."I hope this is seen in Russia as a very, very strong signal...
Serb Leader Seeks to Retract Land Offer
Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said Thursday that he would press for the withdrawal of an offer to give Muslims more than a quarter of the territory his Serb forces now hold.On Wednesday, Bosnia's parliament in effect rejected the latest peace...
Shower Invitation Didn't Include Bride's "Colors"
Dear Abby: My sister is getting married. She lives in Pennsylvania and I live in California. Because of the distance, I agreed to work on the shower invitations while the other bridesmaids planned the rest of the shower. The invitations went out a few...
Smu's Visit Triggers Upset Memories
Southern Methodist's visit to Faurot Field on Saturday will commemorate nearly to the day the 45th anniversary of an epic game in University of Missouri football lore.On Oct. 9, 1948, a then-stadium-record crowd of 30,892 turned out to see the Mustangs...
Sports Shorts
Lennox Lewis, born in London and reared in Canada, is scheduled to make his first championship appearance in Britain when he defends the World Boxing Council heavyweight title against Frank Bruno shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in Cardiff, Wales.It will...
Stadium Run a Whole Different Game
One of the rewards for entering the Bud Light Stadium Run is a free ticket to the Cardinals' game that afternoon.When the 1993 race was scheduled for Oct. 2, there was a possibility that the Cardinals-Phillies game that day might be crucial to the race...
Story of Joy and Sorrow, Bad Luck and Good
"THE JOY LUCK CLUB"Rating: R. Running time: 2:15.THE SWEEP and scope of the film give it epic proportions, and screenplay and direction weave a large number of stories into a cogent, understandable unit. But "The Joy Luck Club" slips on an undercoating...
Tailback Boyd Beginning to Earn His Stripes with Tigers
A lot of people told Tiger Boyd that the only reason he came to the University of Missouri was his name.</P><P>It wouldn't have seemed right for Tiger to be, say, a Hawkeye. And so he brought his name to the playing field at MU, but his ...
Teen-Age Girls Says to Hold Line on Sex
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 17-year-old girl, and I want to send a message to other teen-age girls. I have fallen victim to my own stupidity twice now.A lot of girls use sex to try to keep a boy interested. Why do we do this when all our lives we are told...
Testing the Waters: Will Drought End for Mccarver, Sanders?
Maybe he'll need a raincoat. But Tim McCarver says he isn't going to be intimidated this postseason by Atlanta's Deion Sanders, should the Braves qualify for the National League playoffs.Last fall, Sanders drenched McCarver with water in the Braves'...
The Great Unknowns about Vouchers
California votes next month on a voucher plan to let parents use public money to send their children to any school they wish. The plan has generated understandable controversy and heated argument from both sides, but a new study by the Rand Corp. shows...
The Kid from Memphis a Diploma Came First for Eric Gales
WHEN the Eric Gales Band's debut album came out in 1991, three or four things still stood in the way of rock guitarist Gales and a full-scale professional music career. Things like math, American history, P.E.The teen-age guitar hero from Memphis was...
The Last Journey of an Unloved Car Proves Sentimental
UNTIL THE very end, it was unloved."So it's blue, is it?" asked my wife when she first saw it. She asked her question like there was something wrong with the color.Yes, it was blue, and that was about all you could say about it. Ten years and some months...
The Limits of U.N. Power
In his long-awaited first address on U.S. foreign policy in the post-Cold War era, President Bill Clinton warned the United Nations that it must set standards for its involvement in international conflicts if it is to win lasting American support. The...
The Road to "Roc" Had a Few Detours
AS Ella Joyce puts it, she's "done the starving actor bit." But Joyce, who plays wife and mother, Eleanor, on Fox's "Roc," thinks those nine lean years helped her keep things in perspective."I worked on tons of films as an extra," she says, "and I still...
Thompson Seeing Some Returns, but It's a Waiting Game
Hickey Thompson spent the summer working at a downtown St. Louis law firm, sorting mail and doing some delivery work to the courthouse. He lived at home in Belleville with his mother.His face still is familiar, and his name still conjures up memories...
Thousands Die in Indian Quake
A major earthquake shattered the quiet of dawn Thursday, collapsing mud and mortar homes onto sleeping families in villages across southern India. More than 10,000 people were killed and thousands more cried for help from the wreckage.Authorities fear...
To Ensure Healthy Missourians
In presenting his proposal for health-care reform, President Bill Clinton emphasized six principles: security (universal coverage that cannot be denied or canceled), cost control, simplicity in using the system, high quality, individual responsibility...
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