St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 13, 1994

4–N N–W
49ers Aim Hired Guns at Dallas Former Free Agents Are Backbone of San Francisco's Defense
For six years, Ken Norton watched Emmitt Smith run over, around and through tacklers for the Dallas Cowboys. And cheered.Now he must stop his former teammate.The San Francisco 49ers hired him to do just that. Just as they hired defensive end Richard...
49ers Aim Hired Guns at Dallas Former Free Agents Are Backbone of San Francisco's Defense
For six years, Ken Norton watched Emmitt Smith run over, around and through tacklers for the Dallas Cowboys. And cheered.Now he must stop his former teammate.The San Francisco 49ers hired him to do just that. Just as they hired defensive end Richard...
A Chance for Republicans to Build
Tuesday's carnage was not, as many liberal pundits have claimed, a revolt of random wrath against incumbents. The voters directed their fire at liberal Democrats and set in motion the second stage of the Reagan Revolution, which will make the one-term...
Addiction Can Occur at the Top Firms Need to Prompt Executives to Seek Help
Chief executives who abuse drugs or alcohol can jeopardize their employees' jobs, their shareholders' money and their companies' futures - not to mention their own lives.But getting chief executives or key employees to admit their problems and get help...
Adult Man Ashamed of Wetting Bed
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 29-year-old male. Recently, something happened that made me feel ashamed, perplexed and utterly confounded.While visiting my parents at their summer home, I awoke in the middle of the night to the awful realization that I had...
A Fair Trial on Cameras
Unlike federal judges, who are fighting mightily to stay out of the video age, judges on the Missouri Supreme Court have made permanent a rule that allows cameras in the state's courts. A two-year experiment persuaded them that judges will remain in...
Alabama Shows Comeback Ability at Mississippi St
Alabama doesn't win by much, but the sixth-ranked Crimson Tide is still undefeated and headed to the Southeastern Conference championship game for the third straight season.Seldom-used freshman tailback Dennis Riddle scored on a 1-yard run with 51 seconds...
All Is Quiet on Jefferies Front with Cardinals
Seth Levinson, the agent for Gregg Jefferies, said he hasn't heard anything of an official nature from the Cardinals since a $20 million, four-year offer to Jefferies was spurned last summer. "There has been a thunderous silence," Levinson said."While...
A Masterpiece by Mies Set to Be Demolished
The white steel staircase with black carpeting seems to float as it zigzags to an exhibit space above. This room, home to Chicago's Arts Club, is the only existing interior by renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.In the spring, it's going to be...
Area Scouts Gather Food to Help Needy Boys and Friends Collect 1.6 Million Cans
Scott Hill, 11, carted more than his body weight in boxes of canned goods Saturday as one of the 30,000 worker ants in the area-wide Scouting for Food drive for the needy."This is a swell service project. I'll get the 10 hours I need for Tenderfoot...
At a Glance
SATURDAY'S STARS</P><P>Rashaan Salaam set Colorado season records for rushing yards, touchdowns and most points in a season as he ran for 232 yards and three touchdowns in 51-26 win over Kansas. Salaam has 1,796 yards, 22 TDs and 132...
At a Glance
SATURDAY'S STARS</P><P>Rashaan Salaam set Colorado season records for rushing yards, touchdowns and most points in a season as he ran for 232 yards and three touchdowns in the Buffaloes 51-26 win over Kansas. Salaam has 1,796 yards, 22...
Baggage Compensation
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation has proposed raising the limit on compensation to consumers for baggage that is damaged or lost by a U.S. airline.The new limit is $1,850 per passenger, a 48 percent increase from the $1,250 limit that was set 10 years...
Best to Race the Tide If You Want to Catch
WHAT COULD EVER happen here? Not much, it seems from the sands of Chachacual Bay. The tide comes in, the tide goes out. Mangrove trees bend in the breeze. Maybe someone puts up a palapa of woven palm fronds, maybe not. In the summer rainy season, the...
Beyond Blue: Wedgwood Celebrates History of China-Making
MENTION WEDGWOOD and you may think of classic blue and white china.How about green ivy, bright hummingbirds, or pink and orange flowers? Or dancing elephants? Or Peter Rabbit?These, too, are Wedgwood patterns, just some of the more than 60 the company...
Big Headache: Concussions Are Part of Game in NFL
Andre Waters, the ex-Philadelphia Eagle who has often used his helmet as a nuclear warhead, tried to take a stab last week at how many concussions he has had in his football career."I think I lost count at 15," Waters said.Bubby Brister, the Eagles'...
Boom Times in Barge Industry Big Harvest Reverses Decade of Decline
The barge industry, once in danger of sinking, is afloat again on an ocean of corn.The nation's barge lines are making big money in 1994, after nearly a decade of decline that led to hundreds of bankruptcies and shrank the number of barge operators from...
Boss Hog Hatfield Does It Right with Rice Owls
Ken Hatfield took the rear seat of his air limousine and waited for the healing propulsion of the jet engines.Soon, Hatfield would be airborne, bound for Clemson University and a new beginning. Soon, the soothing jets would make common terrain of the...
Both Parties Zero in on Welfare
AFTER A CAMPAIGN in which voters rewarded a barrage of anti-welfare attacks, both parties are now calling the issue a top priority, and both are repeating promises to make recipients work.As the smoke clears, Democrats and Republicans each appear ready...
Briefs
WORLD TROPICAL STORM GORDON Jamaica Gets Drenched; Cuba Is Next</P><P>Tropical storm Gordon caused flooding and mudslides in Jamaica on Saturday, then lost steam as it headed for Cuba.</P><P>The U.S. Navy prepared for heavy...
British Leaders Taking Stab at Curbing Crime New Law Increases Police Powers, Targets Violent Videos, Squattings
Responding to a public perception of a breakdown of law and order, Britain's government is dramatically reshaping Britain's criminal justice system.Changes include curtailing some traditional rights, increasing police powers and imposing stricter penalties...
Brown-Out in New York, Graham to Start
What does Kent Graham bring to the New York Giants that is different from Dave Brown? Wide receiver Mike Sherrard pondered the question for a moment."Inexperience?" he said.Sherrard quickly added he was joking, but seriously, that is one of the biggest...
Campaign Revived Flat Earth Society
The Republicans won big - bigger than the normal gains of the party out of the White House. The GOP increase of about 50 House seats (with eight races still undecided) and eight Senate seats (followed by Alabama Sen. Richard C. Shelby's switch to the...
Cheek Family's Belongings Are Sold Hundreds Turn out Just to Browse or Buy Convicted Businessman's Household Goods
Some came to buy a conversation piece with some notoriety attached. Others came simply looking for bargains.More than 1,200 people showed up Saturday at the Atec Inc. warehouse in University City to bid on belongings of Malcolm and Stephanie Cheek and...
Chiefs-Chargers Headline NFL Undercard
The National Football League's main event kicks off later in the day when San Francisco plays host to Dallas. But as undercards go, you can't go wrong with San Diego (7-2) at Kansas City (6-3)."There's only one must-win game, and that's the one that...
Chunnel Train from Paris to London Finally Gets on Right Track
SLOWLY, SLOWLY, Roy Chambers maneuvered 23 tons of cabernet sauvignon into the steel boxcar.The traffic guides in their hard hats with the Le Shuttle logo put up their hands in the universal gesture for Stop. Chambers set the gears of his 18-wheeler,...
City Could Become Loser If Missouri Does Not Limit Number of Casinos
IF MISSOURI CASINO regulators grant licenses as freely as the law allows, the state could find itself facing too much of a good thing.That's the lesson from Mississippi, where casino proliferation has made losers of three boats so far, with more expected...
Cityscape: Assesment of Downtown Depends on Your Point of View
SIXTEEN FLOORS above Eighth Street in the red brick Chemical Building, Dr. Glen Woofter is downtown's last full-time practitioner of the down-to-earth job of treating aching feet.Foot traffic isn't what it used to be.Yet a few blocks south, banker Sam...
Clinton Honors `Spirit of Bataan' Manila Speech Cites Missourian's Courage
President Bill Clinton on Sunday honored Americans and Filipinos killed during World War II and coupled it with a human-rights theme that he is expected to deliver throughout his Asian trip."The spirit of Bataan and Corregidor has never died," Clinton...
Clinton Was Unable to Carry out His Design
Tuesday's electoral disaster will force Democrats and President Bill Clinton into a long, contentious and agonizing reappraisal of how they got into the fix they're in. Their problems are not simply the result of personal or organizational failures....
Cochran's Emerald Greens a Diamond with Some Rough
In these times of ultra-sensitivity and political correctness, Jim Cochran is a throwback.He is tough, crusty and sometimes impossible.Cochran once saw himself described as "cantankerous" in a Post-Dispatch golf column. He called his good friend, public...
Collectors Hunt Down Classics Rare Volumes of Books Grace Botanical Garden
For more than 60 years, Joseph and Nesta Dunn Ewan hunted classic science books like treasure hunters seek buried gold.When the husband-wife scientist team found one - whether a book from 1575 on the natural wonders of the New World or a 1905 account...
`Contract' No Cure for Those in Need
WHEN OUR ELDEST child was still quite small, I took him to Kansas City to see my mother. Her mental faculties had been declining noticeably, but this did not seem to affect her ability to play with her grandsons and enjoy them.Tom slept on a mattress...
Country, Gospel Cross in Concert Series at Sheldon
Two unique strains of American music came together in remarkable style at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday evening, when the a cappella gospel group, the Fairfield Four, shared the bill with the traditional instrumental and vocal sounds created by...
Cover Story Coat Designers Are Taking a More Casual Approach
EVERYBODY, it seems, is getting into the business of selling casual coats and jackets.From Kmart to Neiman Marcus, J.Crew to Famous-Barr, Target to Rodier-Paris, the warm, sporty toppers are issuing forth like snowballs after that first winter storm.Even...
Dana Brown's Surprise Legacy $45 Million Estate Will Help Charities
Photo by Renyold Ferguson/Post-Dispatch - The late big-game hunter and coffee king Dana Brown in his St. Louis home in 1985 among some of the trophies of animals he killed. The bracelets were woven from the hair of elephant tails.</P><P>When...
Day-Care Center Offers Hope for Children with Handicaps
It's early afternoon and nap time for 16-month-old Nicholas Selle and 15-month-old Jakob Jackson.It's an ordinary daily ritual at any day-care center. What's unique at Giant Step are the clients: disabledchildren who come there for day care or respite...
Debate on the Pros and Cons of Renting a Car for a Tour of Spain
Q. We will be traveling to Spain. We purchased only round-trip air fare to Madrid but would like to see Barcelona. We have two weeks and wondered if there was a way to travel to Barcelona and take another route back. What's worth seeing along the way?...
Deer Leftovers: Many Parts Really Are Edible
Slaughterhouses use everything on a hog but the squeal. Nothing, not even the ears and hoofs, are wasted.In the next two months hunters in Missouri and Illinois will kill some 284,000 deer. A little less than half of these animals will be thrown away....
Dogs Get New Lease on Life in Utah Rescue Program
Every so often, Bill and Mickie Britton get a card in the mail with a little pocket change taped to the back. The cards are from a blind girl trying to say thanks for a miracle.The Brittons say their lives - and back yard - are full of such wonders....
Downtown's Golden Promise Success and Stumbling Blocks All along Eighth Street, Signs of Prosperity Rise Next to Urban Eyesores
IF YOU THINK downtown St. Louis is dead, a walk down Eighth Street could confirm that dim outlook. But that same stroll might also make you think downtown has a chance for tourism - even glittering nightlife.A half-mile stroll from Washington Avenue...
Duchesne Captures 1st State Title
Duchesne High soccer coach Dave Thurmer was cold and wet. But he was smiling."It feels good, real good," Thurmer said after getting the traditional water-cooler shower. "This is a special feeling and I'm just so happy for the players."And we earned it....
Duchesne Wins First State Title
Duchesne High soccer coach Dave Thurmer was cold and wet. But he was smiling."It feels good, real good," Thurmer said after getting the traditional water-cooler shower. "This is a special feeling, and I'm just so happy for the players."And we earned...
Dupo Gets 5th Berth in Semis
The Dupo High football team understands futility.Four times Dupo has been to the state semifinals. Four times Dupo has lost in its bid to go to the championship.So when the Tigers found themselves mired in a first-half funk of 23 yards rushing, 13 yards...
Edward Asner for the Animals the Political Activist Works with Hbo on a Conservation Special
OVER a long career in television Edward Asner has most memorably played gruff characters who tend to hide their vulnerability beneath a hard surface veneer.His portrayal of Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" won him three Emmys. He later took the...
E. German Leader Feared Civil War Danger Was Great When Wall Came Down
Egon Krenz, who took over as leader of East Germany after Erich Honecker was toppled five years ago, says Germany was never closer to civil war than on the night the Berlin Wall came down.His main concern on Nov. 9, 1989 - the night the wall opened -...
Election Turnout Swelled by the Angry Draw Was Highest in Midterm since Recession Year of 1982
Approximately 38.7 percent of eligible American voters went to the polls Tuesday, the highest turnout in a non-presidential election since the recession year of 1982.Approximately 75 million people cast ballots Tuesday - and 112.4 million failed to vote,...
Ex-Smoker Gains 30 Pounds in the Abdomen
Dear Dr. Donohue: Nine months ago, my family finally persuaded my mother to quit smoking. She has gained 30 pounds, all in the abdomen. She watches her diet, but still gains. Can you help?On average, smokers can expect a 5- to 10-pound gain after quitting.There...
Extra! Extra! Please Read, Dude
HERE IN THE newspaper industry (official motto: "For Official Motto, Please Turn To Section F, Page 37") we are seriously worried. Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading this column. I could...
FAA Behind on Air Safety Precautions, Board Says
In 1991, when a USAir jet crashed into a Skywest commuter plane in Los Angeles, Alex Richman's son, David, survived the impact. He died less than a minute later from inhaling toxic fumes as he stood in line to get out the emergency exit.Richman mourned...
Fab 5
There are two kinds of inspirational vistas: the awesome, ego-reducing kind that reminds us of our own insignificance and the tranquil, gentle variety that conveys a sense of man and nature in harmony.The St. Louis County park system has both.In consultation...
Fast Track: Smith Puts Money, Love into Racing
A year ago, the season-ending Winston Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway drew a crowd of 166,500. Track officials said people from 49 states and 11 countries bought tickets to the Hooters 500.About a week ago, a ticket order from Idaho arrived at Bruton...
Forgiving Man Presides over Killer's Wedding, 7 Years after Son's Slaying
The Rev. Walter Everett spoke from the heart Saturday when he presided over the wedding of his son's killer."Love means knowing that you can say, `I'm sorry,' and that the other person will forgive you," Everett told Michael Carlucci, 34, and his bride...
Former Women's Colleges Now Touting Diversity
THE CASUALTIES in just St. Louis County include Fontbonne, Maryville and Webster - originally women's colleges, all coed now, all without regrets.Webster took in men in 1967 with the blessing of the nuns in charge then, said President Richard S. Meyers....
Four People Injured When Plane Crashes into Alton Tire Shop
Four people in a private single-engine plane were injured - one critically - Friday night when the plane crashed into a building in downtown Alton.The pilot, whose name was withheld, pulled himself from the wreckage and yelled at passers-by to call 911....
Freud's Final Thoughts Intriguing Novel Explores His Last Days
EATING PAVLOVAA novel by D.M. Thomas231 pages, Carroll & Graf, $21`EATING PAVLOVA" unfolds during the painful last days of Dr. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Suffering from cancer of the jaw, the great psychoanalyst is thinking about his imminent death....
From Rubble to the Ritz Esteemed Writer Nadine Gordimer Has Made Apartheid Her Cause Celebre
THE INTERIOR of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton is, well, ritzy. Its hushed, spacious corridors and ornate fixtures convey an aura of confident wealth, of long-gone gilded days, masked balls and humble, silent servants. Nadine Gordimer moves comfortably...
Giving Thanks for Puritan Fashions
THE PILGRIMS, those intrepid Mayflower passengers who dropped anchor on New England's shore in 1620, were fleeing persecution - and flashy fashion. History has chronicled their stormy voyage to this land of freedom, but doesn't make nearly enough of...
Gop Saw Election as a Referendum, and So Did Voters
A CAMPAIGN THAT in so many individual contests appeared unrelentingly negative in tone has produced a result that almost no one expected: a remarkably consistent message and perhaps even a mandate for the Republicans who now control Congress.It's not...
Group Honors Slain Reporters in Tajikistan
Four reporters in Tajikistan who were slain during the civil war in the former Soviet republic have been honored with International Press Freedom Awards from the Committee to Protect Journalists.Awards also will go to journalists, some of whom suffered...
Happy Returns for Vols
Nilo Silvan set up all of Tennessee's points with punt returns, and the Volunteers defense did the rest in a 24-13 victory over Memphis on Saturday.Silvan's 136 yards on four punt returns broke the school record of 135 set by Bert Rechichar in 1950 and...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: Keep a bottle of liquid dishwashing soap in the garage or work place and clean up at the outside faucet. My wife sure does like it when I come into the house and leave the grease and dirt outside.I bet she does! One of my mother's hints...
Home Fires as the Days Get Shorter, People Cherish the Light and Warmth of Flames
My best friend is an ex-firefighter. I used to find her house, after a two-hour drive to her small midwestern town, by looking for the wreath on her front door that was twined year-round in a blaze of bright orange Christmas lights.She had no fireplace...
Home Is Where the Mart Is Big Warehouse Stores Expand across St. Louis
Since May, St. Louis has greeted nearly half a million new square feet in home-improvement warehouse stores. And there's more to come.Each of this year's newly opened warehouses spans about 110,000 square feet, not counting greenhouses and outdoor selling...
Hometown Guy Goes Grill Crazy
Chris LaRocca gambled that St. Louisans were ready for a restaurant that didn't fix things in the ordinary way.So far, that gamble is paying off.His year-old establishment, Crazy Fish, is part of the trendy Clayton restaurant scene. Crowds on a couple...
Hospital Food Service Pact Goes to Morrison
SCOOP DU JOUR: Mobile, Alabama-based Morrison Restaurants Inc. will succeed Marriott Management Services as the provider of contract food services for the Barnes-Jewish-Christian hospital group, which includes St. Louis Children's Hospital.Morrison is...
House Ethics Panel Questions Gingrich's Use of Pac
The House ethics committee has raised questions about Rep. Newt Gingrich's use of a Republican political group to develop and finance a college course he taught last year.The questions were included in a letter the committee sent to the Georgia Republican...
House Ethics Panel Questions Gingrich's Use of Pac
House Republican Whip Newt Gingrich, in line to become the next speaker of the House, dismissed as a "nonsense issue" allegations that his political action committee improperly developed and financed a college course that he taught last year.On Saturday,...
Howard Ties Big 10 Mark for Tackles
One to go.Dana Howard, Illinois' All-America linebacker, needed a dozen takedowns to break the Big Ten Conference record for career tackles.Howard tied the record Saturday.Before the game, he'd stated a preference to set the mark in front of the Illini...
In Manila, Clinton Arrives to Jeers He and Ramos Plan Visit to Corregidor
President Bill Clinton's arrival here Saturday to campaign for free trade and to commemorate World War II victories in the Pacific was marred by hundreds of protesters demonstrating against U.S. influence over their country.Waving flaming torches and...
In Politics, Money Talks - Usually
THE ENORMOUS REPUBLICAN gains in Tuesday's elections seem to affirm an analogy comparing money in an election to gas in a race car: Having it doesn't mean you'll win the race, but you can't run without it.There were races Tuesday where sizable financial...
In the End, the Streets Claimed Promising Teen
On February 23, Ishman Richardson walked to the speaker's podium of theMissouri House of Representatives and faced the sea of lawmakers.Grinning broadly, the teen-ager sat in a thronelike chair and waved to his friends - a group of juvenile offenders...
In the End, the Streets Claimed Promising Teen
On February 23, Ishman Richardson walked to the speaker's podium of the Missouri House of Representatives and faced the sea of lawmakers.Grinning broadly, the teen-ager sat in a thronelike chair and waved to his friends - a group of juvenile offenders...
Iraq's New Face to the World
The Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein has said it now recognizes the independence of Kuwait, which it heretofore has called its 19th province and occupied in 1990, setting off the Persian Gulf War. This statement appears to fulfill a major outstanding...
It's Time to Put Limit on Political Ads on TV
THERE USED to be liquor commercials on TV. Not only for beer or wine but genuine 86-proof, skull-popper hootch. Now you don't see them.There used to be cigarette commercials on TV with macho guys and sexy women filling the air with smoke. They're gone,...
It Was Just Time to Retire for Lakers' Big Game James
He would do his retirement right, you knew that. He could always finish.So when James Worthy said goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, they came to return thanks.They sat at the same table and you almost wanted to fetch the white linen. They...
Keeping the Faith: Conservative Christians Showed Their Growing Role
A STRONG PRE-ELECTION effort and voter turnout by Christian conservatives contributed to Republican victories in Missouri and the rest of the nation on Tuesday.Even before the Republican blowout, Democratic pollsters were finding that voters' increasing...
Keep Your Hat on, but Ignore French Art
Oh, Dear. Miss Manners seems to be repeating herself - with a little help from her well-meaning friends. Seems some Post-Dispatch editors printed a few of her letters not once but - horrors! - twice. While we appreciate the fact that some of Miss Manners'...
Kids' Rooms That Work
SELDOM, IF EVER, are interior designers asked to advise on behavior modification. It's no secret, however, that good design can encourage good habits in the young.Consider: Children often form habits by performing certain tasks, and interior design has...
Klingler Is Good Bengals Trade Bait
If Jeff Blake spends the second half of 1994 proving the last two games were no fluke, that he is the Cincinnati Bengals' franchise quarterback, there may be only one role left for David Klingler.Trade bait.After all, Klingler would have one year left...
K-State Clips Mu by 3 Yards, 3 Points Tigers Short of Goal, Win vs. Wildcats
Fifty-nine minutes and 14 seconds of bobbing and parrying and weaving and thrusting and pointing and counterpointing sifted out to this:Upstart University of Missouri, trailing 21-18. MU ball, fourth down and 3 endless yards to go to yank the Omniturf...
Laker Coach Fights Dull Harris Image
"Have you heard about the story where I dumped a drink on a guy at a game?" Del Harris says.No."That was in Houston, the bad year," the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers continues. "There was this one goofy fan who kept on me the whole year, and he...
Lawrence Welk Show in Branson Is `Wunnerful' Reunion Theater Packs 'Em in with Lennon Sisters, Myron Floren
It's like old times at the Lawrence Welk Champagne Theatre. The Lennon Sisters singing sweet harmony. Myron Floren's nimble fingers tinkling a polka on the accordion. Pianist Jo Ann Castle rattling ragtime on the ivories.Only the "King of Champagne Music"...
Lindbergh, Howell North Advance in 4a
The upsets just keep coming. And coming.In Missouri Class 4A quarterfinal action at St. Louis Soccer Park on Saturday night, area powers DeSmet and Vianney fell.Howell North got by DeSmet 2-1 in sudden-death penalty kicks. Lindbergh upended Vianney 1-0.DeSmet...
Lionhearted Milne Leads Way for Penn St
So, who had Brian Milne in your Heisman pool?"Meee?" Milne squealed.His voice cracked a couple of octaves above what you'd expect from a 6-foot-3, 228-pound, part-time ruffian.Milne never expected a Heisman Trophy question, even in jest, Saturday at...
Lions Arise for a Rose Penn State Is Pasadena-Bound after Rallying to Beat Illini 35-31
The University of Illinois nearly sent No. 2-ranked Penn State packing without pocketing a trip to Pasadena.The Illini nearly punctured the Nittany Lions' perfect record and their national championship hopes.Nearly.But Penn State prevailed. Eventually.The...
Longest Streak Ends as Auburn Tied by Georgia
The nation's longest major-college winning streak came to an end Saturday night when Matt Hawkins missed a 44-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining, leaving No. 3 Auburn in a 23-23 tie with Georgia.The Tigers (9-0-1, 6-0-1 Southeastern Conference)...
Lost in Hospital-Land
Like millions of Americans, Lee the Rehabber is looking for good health care.He knows it's in the hospital somewhere. He just has to get to it.Lee is getting his feet rehabbed at a hospital once a week.I won't tell you which one, but you'll recognize...
Male Teachers on Decline, Survey Finds
The percentage of men teaching in the nation's schools is dropping, a survey by the National Education Association has found.The proportion of men teaching in public elementary and secondary schools fell to 26.9 percent in 1993-94 from 31.65 percent...
Many Call Clark Oil Hot Line Some Stations Sold Tainted Gasoline
Some drivers were worried about reports of tainted gasoline at Clark gasoline stations Saturday, but Rodney Moore wasn't one of them.In fact, that problem was exactly why Moore was buying gasoline from the Clark station at Seventh and Russell boulevards...
Mark Davis' `Faggot with a Gun' Is Unabashedly Funny
Mark Davis is emphatically NOT politically correct. He is so politically incorrect, says he, that he calls the gay and lesbian community a "queer BLT," and he doesn't mean a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.His use of the acronym BLT for bisexual,...
Military Gravesites `Row on Row' Encountering Numbers Crunch
The United States is running out of room to bury its honored dead.According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (formerly the Veterans Administration), there are about 27 million living veterans honorably discharged from active duty, all eligible...
More Actors Are Baring All on Stage
IT MAY BE the first play in New York City history to come equipped with a warning, but it's a cautionary note that might fit any number of productions this season."Contains full frontal nudity," reads the press release for "Automatic Telling," a new...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
It was a dream come true.Upon Further Review icon DOINK THE CLOWN grappled JERRY "The King" LAWLER Thursday at the sparkling new Kiel Center. Naturally, we just had to interview this legend - and, after a furious fax exchange, the World Wrestling Federation...
Morocco's Jews in Pivotal Role Long History Helps Forge Ties between Arabs, Israelis
The ancient Jewish community of Morocco is providing a crucial link between Israel and the Arab world. In the process, it may be saving its own life.Business and political leaders from the Middle East and North Africa gathered in Casablanca recently...
Mu's `Gump' Stumps K-State with 151 Yards
Kansas State overlooked the Forest Gump factor.The Wildcats defeated Missouri 21-18 Saturday, but Brock Olivo, nicknamed Forest Gump by teammates because of his folksy attitude and north-south running style, almost made the Wildcats pay for forgetting...
Musician in Wheelchair Scores in High School Marching Band
As the freshman band at Jackson High School marches onto the football field, Matt Smith quietly rolls onto it.While the other musicians march in formation on the chalk-marked grass, Smith sits in his wheelchair, pounding out the melody on his xylophone.He...
New Leagues Are Only a Pipedream
Baseball and hockey are larger than the owners, commissioners, unions and grumpy labor lawyers holding the leagues hostage.Sports is not merely a diversion in our world. Sports mesmerize millions of fans, stealing their hearts and minds and making them...
No. 19 Wolverines Claw Past Gophers
It appeared for a half Saturday that Minnesota might be able to squeeze No. 19 Michigan out of the Citrus Bowl. Then the gambles that paid off in the first half backfired in the second.Todd Collins started throwing more consistently and finding receivers...
No Fire, No Fun in Lukewarm `Scarlett'
'Scarlett'Where: Channel 4When: 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and ThursdayWHEN CBS showed clips from "Scarlett," its lavish sequel to "Gone With the Wind," to critics in Los Angeles last summer, the general response was gleeful horror.Lordy, this...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.