St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 1, 1994

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12-Branch Family Tree Meier Clan Goes out on a Limb for Basketball
For the Meier mob, sports comes as naturally as, well, childbirth.Mimi and Tom Meier raised 12 children, a labor of love. From the eldest Betsy to baby "B," the Meier children played sports.They played on soccer, volleyball, baseball and field hockey...
3 Goals by Clark Keys Leafs' Win
Wendel Clark scored three goals as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Monday night.Toronto, the National Hockey League's second-best road team, improved its record to 34-19-11 for a second-place tie with Detroit in the overall league...
A-B Price Changes Meant to Boost Bud Brewery Expects Sales to Increase
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. has boosted prices on some of its sub-premium beers in a bid to prop up sales of its Budweiser brand.Although A-B also raised the price of Bud in some markets, it kept those increases below the rate of inflation.A-B imposed increases...
Accused Ex-Judge Says Clinton Pressured for Loan
President Bill Clinton's name was repeatedly brought up Monday in a case involving a former judge who says Clinton pressured him into making a $300,000 government-backed loan.At a court hearing, special prosecutor Robert Fiske defended his case against...
Activist Stands Trial in Killing at Abortion Clinic
The trial of an activist charged with murdering an abortion doctor opened Monday with the prosecutor saying the man confessed, and the defense saying a government witness will be implicated.Attorneys for the defendant, Michael F. Griffin, won a victory...
A Heavenly Chamber Concert
EVEN at small venues, signs announcing sold-out concerts are rare on the local classical music scene. But the St. Louis Chamber Chorus had a notice to that effect proudly taped to the glass door of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist Church on Sunday...
Albert Goes like 60 (Points) in Wellston's District Victory
LaShonda Albert was in a zone Friday night. A highlight zone.Albert scored 60 points and led Wellston High to a 90-39 rout of Orchard Farm in a Missouri Class 2A district final at Orchard Farm.Unofficially, Albert eclipsed the area girls mark for most...
Asset Accounts Offer Many Bank Services
Investors with at least $5,000 in cash or securities should ask themselves whether they really need a bank account. The asset-management accounts offered by many brokerage firms can cover most - perhaps all - of the services you need.When you open an...
Ban on Exporting Waste Proposed
President Bill Clinton's administration proposed Monday a ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries and a plan to phase out shipments of garbage, scrap metal and other wastes within five years.Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency...
Blacks Here Cool toward Judge Pick Rulings by Gaertner Irk Civil Rights Leaders
Black support for the stalled nomination of Judge Gary M. Gaertner to the federal bench is starting to erode.William Stodghill, president of Local 50 of the Service Employees' International Union, wrote House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-St....
Briefcase
NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT Blockbuster Shareholders Sue Over Viacom Merger</P><P>Some shareholders of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. filed a court motion Monday seeking to block the company from taking any step to merge with Viacom Inc.</P><P>The...
Briefs
SPRINGFIELD Lobbyist Registration Swells Number</P><P>There are 1,605 more lobbyists this year in Illinois than there were at the end of 1993. And the year is still young.</P><P>Illinois Secretary of State George Ryan said...
Briefs
EGYPT8 Militants, 2 Officers Are Killed In ShootoutEight Islamic militants and two police officers were killed in a shootout Sunday night after the militants attacked a police station, police said Monday.Police said the gunmen, believed to belong to...
Buyout Money for Victims of Flood on Way
Money for buying flood-damaged properties in St. Charles County is coming down the pike, but applicants will have to wait until the middle of the month to begin making inquiries about buyout and relocation aid.On Friday, Steve Lauer, manager of the...
Canadian Makes Bid for Paper in Chicago U.S. Unit Based in Southern Ill
A Canadian publishing giant that runs its U.S. newspapers from a small town in Southern Illinois is buying the Chicago Sun-Times.American Publishing Co., the U.S. arm of Hollinger Inc. of Vancouver, said Monday it has agreed to pay $180 million cash...
Celebrities Divulge What They Read Librarian Asks the Famous about Favorite Books
THINK WHAT you'd have to pay Alan Alda to endorse your favorite product. Or Chris Evert. Robert Redford. Cher. Or Bill Clinton.Without spending a cent - well, a little postage, perhaps - Glenna Nowell has persuaded these and dozens of other celebrities...
Centralia (29-0) Ousts Jerseyville in Overtime
Centralia girls basketball coach Ann Murray set three goals at the start of the season.Win the supersectional.Go undefeated.Win the state title.Murray has reached the first goal.It wasn't easy, though, as the Orphan Annies had to come from behind to...
Changing Times: '98 Olympics Might Feature Nhl Players
The future of Olympic hockey is tough to predict. About as tough as figuring out what happened in the tournament Sweden just won.Will there be "Dream Teams" in Nagano, Japan, in 1998 - Eric Lindros playing for Canada, Jeremy Roenick for the United States,...
Clayton Principal Is Charged with Sexual Assault
The principal of Wydown Middle School in Clayton was charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old male student at the school.Joe M. Bartlett, 39, of Chesterfield, is accused of sodomy, which is felony, and two misdemeanor counts of sexual abuse....
Clean-Air Law Cluttered with Paperwork
The command-and-control system that characterizes federal regulation is breaking down. Especially in the area of environmental rule-making, federal agencies overwhelmed by mountains of paperwork are becoming a bottleneck on economic growth.This trend...
Computer Romances Blossom
JEANIE LYLES gazed at the screen of her personal computer - eavesdropping on some folks "chatting" through a computer bulletin board.As she watched, a message flashed across the screen from a man who'd been hit by a truck. He was recovering nicely, but...
Cracker Puts on a Bang-Up Show
CRACKER and Counting Crows, acts thoroughly dissimilar in temper and quality, wowed a full house Sunday night at Mississippi Nights in a testament to the increasingly homogeneous response of rock fans.The headliner, Cracker, has only two albums of material...
Devils Win a Giveaway after Defensive Lapse, Blues Fall Apart in 5-1 Loss
Here was another of those mishaps that makes Bob Berry's stomach go bad.With his Blues and the New Jersey Devils tied 1-1 late in the first period, Blues center Igor Korolev knocked fellow Russian Valeri Zelepukin off the puck in the Blues' zone.Blues...
Diamond Lady St. Louisan out to Prove Woman's Place Is at Home(plate)
K.C. Carr stepped into the batting cage wearing a Seattle Seahawks football jersey, green sweat pants, rubber spikes, a batting glove on each hand.And a ponytail.She left the batting helmet on the floor behind her."I hate batting helmets," Carr said....
Displaced Politicians Still Spending Campaign Fund Can Wield Influence or Become `Retirement Kitty'
Former Gov. James R. Thompson left office three years ago with a $1 million campaign fund. He still has $295,000.Sam Wolf of Granite City retired as a state legislator a year ago with $44,877 in his campaign fund. He has $38,414 left.Former Senate President...
Earlier `Letterman' Slot Connected with Viewers
WASN'T it great (I mean, really great) to see "Late Show With David Letterman" right after the news on Channel 4 during the Olympics? I was actually able to stay up for almost the whole show almost every night. And didn't "Love Connection" seem more...
Election Board Has Paid Firm $16,000 for Security
The St. Louis Election Board, without seeking bids, has paid a security firm more than $16,000 to provide protection during office hours.The board adopted the policy of using full-time security guards on Jan. 5, meeting minutes show. The minutes say...
Farrakhan Gives Mixed Messages
GEORGE JACKSON knows what the Nation of Islam can do.Jackson, who now lives in St. Louis, hails from Chicago, where he lived in a housing complex that was besieged by crime."It was dangerous, man," he explained. "Bullets were flying all over the place....
Fatigue and Driving Add Up to Dangerous
Dear Ann Landers: Recently, you printed a letter about a young man who died in a middle-of-the-night car crash. Unfortunately, some people tend to push their ability to drive beyond their capacity to do so safely.Sleep deprivation is one of the major...
Fibrocystic Disease Can Cause Pain in Breasts
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a woman in my late 20s who has been diagnosed with fibrocystic breast disease. Five years ago, I began having pain radiating from my back to the breast, on the left side. Because X-rays showed arthritis in the spine, I had always...
Four-Hr, 12-RBI Game Made Whiten's Image Swell, but Not His Head
On the basis of a spree of home runs and runs batted in one September night last year in Cincinnati, Mark Whiten qualified as a finalist for ESPN's "Espy" awards, announced Monday night in New York. But he got the impression he had no chance to win,...
Funds Allow Displaced Politicians to Wield Influence
Former Gov. James R. Thompson left office three years ago with a $1 million campaign fund. He still has $295,000.Sam Wolf of Granite City retired as a state legislator a year ago with $44,877 in his campaign fund. He has $38,414 left.Former Senate President...
`Goods for Guns' Program Is Quick Draw on First Day
The man with the century-old Belgium shotgun cashed in on the first day of the "Goods for Guns" program in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The guy with the starter pistol drew a blank.More than 60 firearms were brought to police stations and exchanged...
Gop Candidate for Prosecutor on Ballot, but
Tim G. Lee is a positive thinker. He has snagged the No. 1 spot on the Republican ticket in the primary election for county prosecutor, even though he won't know for weeks if he is qualified to run.Lee has sued the county because of its requirement that...
Heartbreaker Clopton Boys Tip Cougars 59-54
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County boys basketball team played its heart out Saturday in the Class 1A District 20 championship game.But it wasn't enough.Visiting Clopton upended the top-seeded Cougars 59-54."It was a great high school basketball...
Here's Some Personal `Best Sellers'
President Bill Clinton:</P><P>"The Silver Chalice," by Thomas Costain</P><P>"The Robe," by Lloyd Douglas</P><P>"The Last of the Mohicans," by James Fenimore Cooper</P><P>"One Hundred Years of Solitude,"...
High Court Denies Request for Index to Hoffa Papers
Jimmy Hoffa's daughter can't have a document-by-document index of the FBI's 14,000-page file on Hoffa's disappearance.The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal from Barbara Ann Crancer of Ladue, daughter of the former Teamsters Union president....
His Threats of Infidelity Are Warning Signal
Dear Abby: I am dating a 40-year-old man who has been divorced for three years. (He has no children.)I am a 31-year-old widow with three children. "Jack" is basically a very loving and understanding man, but he often says things that make me feel worthless....
House Panel Wants Msd to Seek Vote
A House subcommittee recommended Monday that the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District straighten out its problems by putting a tax increase proposal and other issues to a vote of the people.For the present, the subcommittee killed other pending MSD...
Illini Wonder Which Indiana Will Show Up
T.J. Wheeler hadn't heard the score of the Indiana-Minnesota game. He was in the press room after Illinois downed Wisconsin 76-65 on Sunday in Champaign, Ill.Wheeler, an Illini senior who never has beaten the Hoosiers at Indiana, looked surprised by...
Illinoisans in a Fog over Personal Use of Campaign Funds
When state Rep. Robert LeFlore Jr. died last spring, his funeral expenses and cemetery plot were paid out of his campaign fund.LeFlore's fund was later closed when $13,307.98 was transferred to something called Citizens for Better Government in Austin...
Judge Releases Bobbitt She Spent 5 Weeks in Mental Hospital
Lorena Bobbitt got her freedom Monday, released after five weeks in a state mental hospital for cutting off her husband's penis.Judge Herman A. Whisenant Jr. ordered Bobbitt released, citing a report that says she is not a threat.Bobbitt was acquitted...
Killer at Hebron Bolsters Extremists
The fanatical doctor from Brooklyn who murdered scores of Muslims at prayer was the best ally of the Hezbollah and the worst enemy of Jewish settlers in Israel's disputed West Bank.Perhaps he thought he was avenging the Arab massacre of Jews at Hebron...
Lady Lions Show Toughness in 2-Point Loss to Rockhurst Lindenwood Wraps Up Regular Season at 21-6, Set for Playoffs
Lindenwood College women's basketball coach Steve Crotz isn't big on moral victories.But Saturday's 64-62 loss to visiting Rockhurst was an exception."We played well and we showed that we can compete with a top NAIA team," Crotz said of the game, which...
Lutheran Girls No Match for Hawks in Title Game
The Cougar girls of Lutheran High of St. Charles County were simply no match for the Clopton Hawks Saturday.Playing in the Class 1A District 20 championship game Saturday at Lutheran, the Clopton girls won 62-30.Clopton (19-8) advanced to play New Bloomfield...
Major Does Pittsburgh with Clinton as Host
Seeking to mend frayed relations, President Bill Clinton treated British Prime Minister John Major to an extraordinary show of hospitality Monday: a tour of Pittsburgh by limousine and an elegant dinner capped off by a ride on Air Force One and a stay...
Man Cites Memory Flaw, Drops Sex-Abuse Suit against Cardinal
A man who accused Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of sexually abusing him in the 1970s dropped his suit against the prelate Monday, saying his memory was unreliable.Steven Cook, 34, of Philadelphia, asked U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel...
Man Known as `King of Hill' Gets 18 Years
Timothy D. Rhodes, 22, known as "King of the Hill" in St. Charles, pleaded guilty Monday in St. Charles County Court to drug trafficking charges and received an 18-year prison sentence from Circuit Judge Donald E. Dalton.The sentence amounts to three...
Mci Joins 2 Firms in Nation-Spanning Wireless Network
A battle for the fast-growing wireless communications market broke out Monday as MCI Communications Corp. announced a linkup with Nextel Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp. to build a national wireless telephone network.The proposed venture will compete...
Mcilvaine Carries Marquette to Win over San Francisco
Jim McIlvaine blocked seven shots and added 21 points and 12 rebounds Monday, helping Marquette beat San Francisco 86-65 in a nonconference game.It came a day after Marquette, ranked 22nd nationally, upended DePaul 72-60 to clinch the school's first...
Mistake by Agents Allows Illegal Weapons into U.S. Federal Agents Try to Retrieve Chinese Semiautomatics
Thousands of illegal semiautomatic weapons have been allowed into the United States in the last few months because of a mistake by customs agents who thought the guns were legal.The illegal guns differ only in a tiny exterior detail near the trigger...
Mock Trial Students Enjoy a Classroom Where Arguing's OK
Classrooms turn into courtrooms at St. Charles High School when members of Mock Trial meet several days a week after school.In Mock Trial, students play the roles of lawyers and witnesses on both sides of a case. They question, make opening and closing...
Money Knows No Gender but Many Woman Still Lack Savvy as Investors
Office manager Pat Workman is able to stick to a budget that pays her mortgage, her bills and occasional indulgences for her grandkids. But her good intentions to set back money for retirement fade away each month with every check she writes."It's kind...
More Carrot Than Stick in Clean-Water Rules
Some ultraconservatives recently used their frequent media conduit, the Washington Times editorial page, to denounce President Bill Clinton's proposed Clean Water Act reform as a strategy befitting a police state.These free-market anarchists were particularly...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:Is there anything more ludicrous than deciding the championship of a team sport with a shootout? Why not just pick two people to arm-wrestle for the title?No question about it, the voting was unjust in the Olympic figure skating finals. The...
Muhammad's Speech Gets Early Rebuttal Politicians Turn out to Denounce Bigotry
NEW JERSEY'S political establishment turned out in force Monday to denounce bigotry in anticipation of a speech by a controversial member of the Nation of Islam.Khalid Abdul Muhammad, former national spokesman for the group, was invited to appear Monday...
NATO Jets Open Fire U.S. F-16s Patrolling No-Fly Zone Down Four Bosnian Serb Intruders
NATO struck for the first time in the Bosnian war Monday when two U.S. F-16 Falcon fighters downed four Bosnian Serbian warplanes that U.N. officials said bombed an arms plant run by Bosnia's Muslim-led government.NATO said the Yugoslav-built Galeb ground-attack...
Nato's First Shot
It wasn't the shot heard 'round the world, but it was a historical moment nonetheless. On Monday, around dawn, NATO used its military power for the first time in its history: Two American pilots in F-16 fighters shot down four Bosnian Serbian aircraft...
Nato: `We Did What We Said We Would Do'
For once, the Bosnian Serb pilots were caught in the act.For almost a year, NATO has scoured the skies and filtered through unconfirmed reports, watching and waiting for a clear violation of a U.N.-imposed no-fly zone.When it came, NATO and its warplanes...
New Firetruck Douses Worry E. St. Louis Rides High on New Equipment
East St. Louis' first new firetruck in 15 years rolled into town Monday with horns blaring, lights flashing and firefighters cheering.The gleaming red Engine No. 424 - and three other trucks that are on the way - will "revolutionize" fire protection...
Nordiques Awaiting Forsberg
The way they are playing, the Quebec Nordiques could use Olympic hero Peter Forsberg in a hurry.On the same day that Forsberg helped Sweden win hockey's gold medal with a shootout goal against Canada, the Nordiques lost for the seventh time in 10 games,...
Obituaries
Ronald Joseph Orf</P><P>Ronald Joseph Orf, 27, of Wentzville, died Sunday (Feb. 27, 1994) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur after a brief illness.</P><P>He was a carpenter and was employed by Klaas Construction...
Olympians Real Pros at Digging for Gold
Nothing is more magical about the Olympics than the instant education of American viewers.With one click of a TV zapper, we become a nation of experts on sports we've barely met.And so we come to the tearful wake of the Women's Combined Figure Skating...
Olympic Whitewater Event Set
Hundreds of aspiring Olympians will converge on Millstream Gardens Conservation Area (CA) March 19, hoping to show their mettle in the icy waters of the St. Francis River and win the right to compete in the Olympic Games.The event marks the first time...
Opinions Bounce Wildly over Big Eight Merger
Bewildering as the recent Big Eight Conference expansion may seem to the average fan - or reporter - it also apparently is baffling Big Eight basketball coaches.The men who once voted unanimously to avoid associating with the Southwest Conference now...
Palestinians Challenging Army Account of Massacre
CHALLENGING THE ARMY'S account of the mosque massacre, a worshiper says Israeli soldiers burst into a chamber next to the mosque and opened fire on Palestinians fleeing the gunfire of a Jewish settler."Soldiers came in shooting," said the worshiper,...
Payoff Gambling Supporters Register about 300 to Vote in Special Drive
About 300 people signed up last weekend in a special voter-registration campaign by a new group that was formed to promote riverboat gambling in St. Charles.The results are likely to be a prime topic of discussion when St. Charles Citizens For Proposition...
People
Here's a double dose of SHANNEN DOHERTY, the bad girl of "Beverly Hills, 90210":At work, she has been "a total angel" on the set since returning to the cast in January, a source tells Entertainment Weekly. "She's been on time, hasn't thrown tantrums,...
PLO Rejects Israeli Overture Rabin Offers Concession to Get Peace Talks Started Again
The PLO has rejected Israeli concessions aimed at coaxing them back to peace talks. PLO officials said early today that the Israeli offer did not go far enough in protecting Palestinians in the occupied lands.The PLO, along with several Arab nations,...
Postmark: St. Patrick Historic Irish Parish in N. Missouri Boasts Stamp of Distinction
The village of St. Patrick, in far northeastern Missouri, once built its Irish stone church by handling St. Patrick's Day mail. Now its special postmark stands for saving that church.St. Patrick, Mo., is a quiet spot on Missouri Highway 81 in Clark County....
Put It on the P.A
Angie Marshall, a junior at Orchard Farm High School, won the $100 local prize in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Orchard Farm Telephone Company and TDS Telecom. Her award advances her entry to the regional competition.Members of the speech...
Rabin Offers Concession to Get Peace Talks Started Again
The PLO has rejected Israeli concessions aimed at coaxing them back to peace talks. PLO officials said early today that the Israeli offer did not go far enough in protecting Palestinians in the occupied lands.The PLO, along with several Arab nations,...
Reject the Balanced-Budget Amendment
The Senate is poised to vote on Sen. Paul Simon's proposed constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget. It should be defeated. So should its substitute, by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid. Both proposals mock good sense. They are dangerous gimmicks...
Removal of ATF Officials Swayed Davidian Jurors
AT THE START of jury deliberations in the murder trial of 11 Branch Davidians, one juror recalled Monday, everybody agreed that murder had taken place at the compound near Waco one year ago. But there was a big problem."Some thought it was outright murder...
Report: Memo Asks Heathcote to Retire from Michigan State
A top athletic department official at Michigan State sent the school's president a memorandum proposing that men's basketball coach Jud Heathcote be ousted, a newspaper reported Monday.The Lansing State Journal reported that in his memo, senior associate...
Reserve Units Will Lose 55,300, Pentagon Says Cuts Are Part of Adjustment after Cold War
About 55,300 slots will be cut from Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps reserve units this year in line with a post-Cold War plan to reduce and reshape those forces, the Pentagon said Monday.The changes will hit units in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois,...
Round-Trip Bonus: Airline CEO Gives It Back
The chief executive of one of the nation's largest airlines is giving back his $750,000 bonus.Northwest Airlines President and CEO John Dasburg was under pressure from the airline's unions to return the bonus the board of directors gave him for his work...
Russia Is Now a Major Player in Settling Bosnian Conflict
Commenting on the Bosnian conflict, a senior diplomat in London sums up the situation: "The road to any solution in Bosnia now runs through Moscow."Western governments trying to design an end to the conflict face a dramatically changed landscape. When...
Russians Retaliate, Expell Diplomat at U.S. Embassy
Russia expelled a senior U.S. diplomat Monday in retaliation for Washington's expulsion of a Russian intelligence officer. U.S. Embassy counselor James L. Morris was ordered to leave the country within seven days.Among his own spies, President Boris...
Sense of Fairness Emerges from Olympics
U.S. speed skater Dan Jansen was taking his victory lap around the splendid Viking Ship arena, his baby daughter in his arms, his first and only Olympic medal around his neck.Adne Sondral, a Norwegian speed skater who had fallen in the race and didn't...
September Art Fair Set for Downtown Clayton
Downtown Clayton will turn into a fair Sept. 10-11 as scores of artists show off their work.The art fair will include painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fiber works, metal objects, woodwork and mixed-media work. Fair chairwoman Susan Uchitelle...
Settlements Become an Issue
Since Dr. Baruch Goldstein killed at least 40 Muslim Palestinians during prayers Friday, the Israeli-Palestinian peace also is in danger of being murdered.Extremists, both Jewish and Arab, would like nothing more than to reverse the tortuous movement...
Sewing Order out of the Ragged Stitches of Life
HER QUILTS are piled in a corner of the immaculate bedroom as if they were ordinary blankets with no stories to tell.Suzanne Marshall walks over to the heap, digs deep for a small, faded, crazy quilt and spreads it on the double bed. She smooths out...
Shop Owners Assail Holes in Brady Law
The federal Brady law took effect Monday, turning firearms dealers in 32 states into a first line of defense to keep felons from buying handguns.Missouri and Illinois are among the 18 remaining states, along with the District of Columbia, that are exempt...
Shotguns for Riot Control Reclassified as `Destructive' Bentsen Says They're for Combat, Not for 'Sporting Use'
Several rapid-fire shotguns originally designed for riot control in South Africa and Korea were ordered reclassified as "destructive devices" Monday by Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen.The designation requires registration by current owners and stiff...
Simon Appeals to Public to Back Budget Amendment
Still short of votes on the eve of a Senate showdown on his proposed balanced-budget amendment, Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill., issued a plea Monday for people to speak out for the constitutional change."This is the time," Simon said at a news conference. "People...
Sports Shorts
Report: Harding's Reps Attempting To Cut Deal</P><P>A grand jury in Portland, Ore., continues to consider whether figure skater Tonya Harding should be indicted for her role in the Jan. 6 attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan. A Portland television ...
Spotlight
Nick Garzia, a percussionist in the school concert, marching and jazz bands at St. Charles High School, doesn't have to drum up things to do."I'm pretty much busy all the time with plenty of activities," he said.During football and marching-band seasons...
Spy Income Was $2.5 Million, U.S. Prosecutors Now Charge
Accused spies Aldrich and Rosario Ames were paid at least $2.5 million for selling government secrets to Moscow, $1 million more than previously believed, according to court papers federal prosecutors filed Monday.In another major development in what...
Stevens Probably Moving to $12 Million Neighborhood
Blues enforcer Kelly Chase spotted former Blues defenseman Scott Stevens in the hallway at the Meadowlands and had a question."Got those boxes packed yet?" Chase said.Unless the New Jersey Devils make Stevens a big contract offer - about $12 million...
Stevens Striving for Big Contract
Blues enforcer Kelly Chase spotted former Blues defenseman Scott Stevens in the hallway at the Meadowlands and had a question."Got those boxes packed yet?" Chase said.Unless the New Jersey Devils make Stevens a big contract offer - about $12 million...
Supreme Court Justices Decide to Study Law on Pornography
Setting the stage for an important ruling on child pornography, the Supreme Court said Monday that it would judge the validity of a key federal law used to prosecute people who bought and sold such material.The court agreed to clarify the authority of...
Supreme Court Justices Decide to Study Law on Pornography
Setting the stage for an important ruling on child pornography, the Supreme Court said Monday that it will judge the validity of a key federal law used to prosecute people who buy and sell such material.The justices voted to consider reinstating the...
The Fabric of Life Quilter Suzanne Marshall Tells Stories Piece by Piece
SUZANNE MARSHALL began making quilts because her four children needed blankets for their beds.Following in a tradition as old as the craft, she used scraps of fabric she had saved from years of sewing clothes for herself and the children. She had never...
The Horseman Who Held Steady
Of the many who were outraged by the granting of a U.S. visa to Sinn Fein spokesman Gerry Adams, none was more so than House Speaker Tom Foley, a notoriously even-tempered man. Foley explained his opposition to the author of the tempest, Sen. Edward...
Torre Makes a Pitch for Longer Starts
Ten pitchers were restricted to 30 deliveries each Monday as the Cardinals took part in a situational-type intrasquad game. But manager Joe Torre and pitching coach Joe Coleman stressed that there will be virtually no limitations on them during the season."Our...
Upset Has Colonials Dreaming Again of NCAA
George Washington looked like a one-year wonder after an early season slump. But seven successive wins have left the Colonials dreaming of another storybook run at the NCAA Tournament.Their chances improved again Sunday night with an upset of No. 11...
U.S. Strike Viewed as Blow for Peace
Defending the use of U.S. warplanes to clear the sky over Bosnia, President Bill Clinton said Serbian pilots had forced NATO to destroy their aircraft Monday when they refused to leave a no-fly zone."Every attempt was made . . . to avoid this encounter,"...
Waco Anniversary Draws Curious to Compound
VISITORS PONDERED the rubble of the Branch Davidian compound Monday under a dreary sky reminiscent of the day a year ago when a shootout began a 51-day standoff that ended in the death of more than 80 people.Curiosity seekers and reporters peered through...
Warriors' Perfect League Mark Delivers Another Championship
The St. Charles West High basketball team capped back-to-back Gateway Athletic Conference championship seasons Friday, beating Duchesne 61-58 before a standing-room-only crowd at West."It was a great ballgame - intense, well-played and exciting," West...