St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 23, 1994

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Advising Jocketty: Extend Torre, Hire Gibson as Coach
The simplest way to solve the Cardinals' managerial situation is this:When general manager Walt Jocketty and manager (still) Joe Torre meet Monday, Jocketty offers Torre a year extension on his 1995 contract, even if the extension is at the club option...
Alan King to Star at Book Festival 25 Speakers Set for Jewish Event
Actor, comedian and author Alan King will open the 16th annual Jewish Book Festival on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Jewish Community Centers Association, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, in west St. Louis County.King's keynote talk is at 7 p.m. He is the first...
Alan Wheat for the Senate
The two major-party candidates for the U.S. Senate, Republican John Ashcroft and Democrat Alan Wheat, have one thing in common: long records of public service. The third candidate, Libertarian Bill Johnson, has never held public office.Mr. Ashcroft was...
`Alien Nation' Again Spotted on Horizon
SOME cliffhangers take longer to resolve than others.In the last episode of the Fox series "Alien Nation," which aired in the spring of 1989, Susan and Emily Francisco were rushed to a hospital, victims of a virulent virus. And they're still in intensive...
Allen's Defensive, Offensive Play Leads Parkway S
The Eureka High football team boasts speed, size and power - trademarks of the Wildcats' offensive firepower.On Friday night, Parkway South answered with Demetric Allen and a host of pumped up Patriots.Skill, craft and heart are their trademarks. Allen...
All Roads Lead from Frankfurt, Germany
Q. We were just given two free first-class tickets to Frankfurt, Germany. We're so excited. What should we do once we are there? We have only a week. Can we take a train to Switzerland for a couple of days? Should we rent a car?A. Lucky you. You have...
At a Glance
MCNAIR ADDS RECORDS</P><P>Alcorn State's Steve McNair broke his own Division I-AA single-game record with 649 yards Saturday and ended Ty Detmer's three-year-old reign as the NCAA career leader in total offense. The senior quarterback...
At a Glance
MCNAIR ADDS RECORDS</P><P>Alcorn State's Steve McNair broke his own Division I-AA single-game record with 649 yards Saturday and ended Ty Detmer's three-year-old reign as the NCAA career leader in total offense. The senior quarterback...
At a Glance
MCNAIR ADDS RECORDS</P><P>Alcorn State's Steve McNair became the NCAA's career yardage leader with 15,049 yards to surpass the old mark set by Brigham Young's Ty Detmer, who had 14,665. McNair's 649 yards Saturday also broke his own Division...
At the Theater
Black Coffee: An Agatha Christie mystery, complete with red herrings and strange coincidences, makes for fun at the theater, but the 1930 play seems dated and the necessity for exposition makes it move slowly. Joe Palmieri is a charming Hercule Poirot,...
Bathroom Mystery Makes One Want to Throw in the Towel
Dear Miss Manners: When I have guests, I always set out nice paper towels for the bathroom. Why don't people use them, instead of my personal towels that I do not want them to use?Gentle Reader: Yes, why don't they? If you can answer that, you will...
Better Late Than Never for `Nation'
KENNETH JOHNSON had the scenario all pictured."We were going to be sitting in our rocking chairs at the Motion Picture Country Home, saying they never should have canceled that show," jokes Johnson, executive producer of "Alien Nation."After Fox dropped...
`Big Butt Girls' Gets Poetic Portrayals
Joan Lipkin, the producing artistic director of That Uppity Theater Company, warns the audience about raw language just before Rhodessa Jones makes her first entrance in "Big Butt Girls, Hard-Headed Women."In one sense of the word "raw," the warning...
Big Draw at Art Museum
CIRCLE DEC. 17 on the calendar. You will want to attend A Thousand And One Nights, the Art Museum gala that has the party circuit abuzz.The Scheherazade motif will transform Sculpture Hall into a souk (shopping bazaar), with the reliable old fountain...
Biggest Battle of the Bands 48 Groups Vie for Honors at Busch Stadium Festival
Will Jarrett, 17, suffered from backstage jitters Saturday before he hefted his trumpet and marched onto the field with the rest of the Northwest High School Band in this year's Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival.His stomach rolled. His knees wobbled....
Blanton's Late Kicks Lift Ou Past Kansas
There was no quit in this Oklahoma team.There were lots of fumbles and other mistakes, to be sure.Accused of lacking effort in a 45-7 loss to Colorado a week before, the unranked Sooners, with coach Gary Gibbs facing horrific pressure, positioned Scott...
Blues Offer Plan to Refund Tickets 3 Money-Back Options Include Credits of Interest to Account
The Blues always have claimed to have their fans' best interests at heart. Saturday, they put their interest back in the fans' pockets.Responding to their customers' anger, the Blues announced Saturday a refund policy that includes interest accrued...
Borgia Nips Micds 28-27 in Double Ot
Borgia fan Matt Wilson, 11, described his feelings about Mary Institute-Country Day before Friday night's Class 3A District 4 football game even started.The temperature dipped into the 60s but Wilson refused to wear his jacket because it was red, the...
Briefs
MISSOURI YMCA Sunnen Corp. Donates $1.5 Million And Land</P><P>The YMCA of the Ozarks has received a major gift of cash and property from the Sunnen Foundation and the Sunnen Products Co.</P><P>Sunnen has donated $1.5 million,...
Briefs
NATION TEXAS State Sues KKK For Acts To Preserve Segregation</P><P>The state of Texas has filed a $1.1 million lawsuit against the Ku Klux Klan, claiming the group threatened blacks and burned crosses to try to stop an all-white public...
Buffett Enters Politics but Only as Supporter, Not as a Candidate
Warren Buffett once sang "America the Beautiful" on a local radio station for his Republican father's congressional campaign, but that's about as politically vocal as this multibillionaire has been - until now.One of the richest Democrats in America,...
Bus Tours Changing to Add More Options
MOTORCOACH TOURS, long considered a convenient and cost-conscious way to vacation in North America, will offer the new generation of senior travelers more flexibility in what they see and do, industry experts predict.Group travelers will have greater...
By the Numbers in the Senate Race, Ashcroft Leads in Dollars and Polls and Has an Issue, Crime, That Wheat Thought Was Going to Be His
THE JOHN ASHCROFT one-car road show hit Main Street here shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday. Within an hour, Ashcroft, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stopped in every storefront to shake hands, toured the county jail and railed against Washington...
Cable Firm Kicked out of Canada
The Canadian government, which has never been reluctant to see home-grown country music talent - from Hank Snow to Anne Murray - performing in Nashville, now wants to keep Nashville from performing on Canadian TV.Canadian regulatory authorities have...
CAN THE HILL EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY? Series: WHERE WE LIVE
TO THE ISSUE of whether The Hill can preserve its distinctive personality, the Rev. Tom Santen, pastor of St. Ambrose Church, poses a question.He said, "Will we remain a neighborhood with restaurants in it, or will we become a restaurant district?"The...
Chiefs Expect Seahawks to Make a Run at Them
The word on the Chiefs is probably out. They're soft up the middle, vulnerable to a power running game.Jerome Bettis went 132 yards against them and the Los Angeles beat them in Arrowhead Stadium.Natrone Means went over 120 as the San Diego Chargers...
Child Porn Charges for West County CPA Sex Videos Featured Area Teens, Police Say
Authorities say Dennis C. Betschart lured teen-age boys to his two-story, two-car-garage home in west St. Louis County and filmed them performing sex acts.Betschart, 41, of the 16000 block of Elkton Court, was charged Saturday with three counts of promoting...
Christmas Cash Registers Jingle
Jingle those bells!Deck those halls!Hop on a plane!And scour those malls!OK, SO IT WON'T replace "White Christmas." But the lyrics should give you an idea for a way to make holiday shopping a little more fun.Like it? Check out these holiday shopping...
City near Goal; Will NFL Hold That Line?
As they say on the gridiron, it's time for the two-minute drill. St. Louis has the ball on the 10 and is moving in for the score.We heard these same cliches exactly one year ago during the expansion process. You all know what happened. St. Louis got...
City Spurns Offers for Bottom Land State Agency Envisions Model Urban Wildlife Area
Like a kid locked out of the candy store, Irv Logan looks at the Columbia Bottoms - 4,600 acres of green space bordered on three sides by river - and nearly salivates.Logan runs the St. Louis office of the Missouri Department of Conservation, which wants...
Clinton Wooing the West President Attacks Gop at Rally in California
President Bill Clinton demanded Saturday that schools expel gun-toting students. He also accused Republicans of threatening education reforms with their campaign promises.Clinton told high school students at a gymnasium, "We have to prove . . . we...
College Rivalries Have Odd Trophies
They play for spittoons, axes and bronze hogs.The collection seems more fitting for a rummage sale than as a storehouse of college football history. But trophy games played by Big Ten teams go back as far as 1909, and the symbolic hardware continues...
`Confluence' Honors Integrators Organization Pushing Diversity Puts Spotlight on Area Achievers
Confluence St. Louis, a regional study group that threw itself into race relations five years ago, held a luncheon Friday to honor adult action and young hope.Confluence praised several groups that, in its view, have increased social contacts and sympathies...
Congressional Candidates Trade Barbs Term Limits among Topics at the League of Women Voters Session
Democrat Pat Kelly of Glendale called Rep. James M. Talent, R-Chesterfield, a career politician who "is slippery as heck" about how term limits would apply to him.Republican Gary Gill of south St. Louis County said House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt,...
Control Freaks
Women have always known that men grab the TV remote control. But it grabs men, too. Take a look at this wire service story.It's about Alana Swiec's unusual proposal of marriage.Alana's true love was a 47-year-old car salesman named Bill Lafey. Bill popped...
Dawn Clark Netsch for Governor
The race for Illinois governor, between Republican incumbent Jim Edgar and Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, is being fought on many issues. But one has dominated - taxes. In its simplest terms, the argument has come down to whether the state needs more revenue...
Debate over Hancock II Gets Red Hot Tax-Limit Plan Inspires Fear and Loathing among State Agencies
English Professor Robert Yates of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg says he is upset enough to take his money out of United Missouri Bank. The reason: UMB chairman R. Crosby Kemper gave $10,000 to support the Hancock II amendment.Jerry...
Dismantled Dallas Defense Comes Back Even Stronger
So much for conventional wisdom. With the free-agent losses of Ken Norton, Tony Casillas and Jimmie Jones, the Dallas defense was supposed to recede towards mediocrity in 1994.Hasn't happened. Six games into the season, the Cowboys lead the National...
Election-Year Politics and Douglas Macarthur
WITH GEN. DOUGLAS MacArthur, hyperbole had a way of repeating itself.In April 1951, President Harry S Truman fired MacArthur for his dark attitude toward the adminstration's limited-war policy in Korea.The last straw for Truman was a letter to a Republican...
Entertancing the Magic of Gates
Many things that are conceptually simple turn out to be quite complex when realized. So it is with gates, which began as a way of keeping something in (like the cows) or someone out (like the Huns). Gradually - as is often true with utilitarian objects...
Exotic Tastes? Restaurant Caters to the Culinarily Adventurous
From A to Z - alligator to zebra - if it's wild, it's on the menu at Cecil Pritchett's, an improbable restaurant in an unlikely setting near Truman Lake, about 100 miles south of Kansas City.And if you don't see it, just ask. Owner-chef Cecil Pritchett...
Exposing Demons Behind the Mask
"Seventy Scenes of Halloween" When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Where: ArtLoft Annex, 1527 Washington Avenue How much: $14 to $18 Information: 531-8330</P><P>THE...
Faith Keeps Elderly Firmly Rooted in Life
John W. Coonrod, 72, of Webster Groves, says God carried him through the death of his first wife just short of their 50th anniversary.Julia Jones, 83, of St. Louis' Ville neighborhood, says God is giving her the strength to search for a home safe from...
Festival Celebrates Black Arts
AFRICAN-AMERICAN achievement will be emphasized when Washington University hosts its annual Black Arts and Sciences Festival this week. The Association of Black Students sponsors the event, which begins Sunday and continues through Friday.Michele Hanshaw,...
Fiction with Considerable Flavor
OLIVIA (OR, THE WEIGHT OF THE PAST)By Judith Rossner334 pages, Crown, $23THE BEST COOKBOOKS are full of stories - savory tales of food that not only sustain life, but embody sociability and solace. Whether the best stories are full of food is a matter...
Five Fast Face-Lifts for Living Rooms
It's Saturday.You've put away the patio furniture, made at least an attempt at cleaning up the garden, raked bizillions of leaves and the kids are bugging you about what to wear for Halloween.You sit down in the living room with something nice to drink...
Flyers Throttle Collinsville 45-13; Mehlville's Potter Gets 244 Yards
Reginald Coleman and Rodney Session put their speed on display Friday at Jordan Stadium in East St. Louis. They burned Collinsville for three touchdowns apiece in East St. Louis' 45-13 football victory.The Flyers accumulated 441 yards rushing and 534...
For Duck Hunters, Things Looking Up
A longer and better hunt are in prospect when the duck season opens in Missouri and Illinois this week.Goose hunting is expected to be good, too, though it may not be as spectacular as last year's better-late-than never season.For duck hunters better...
Former Islander Trottier Contemplated Suicide
His financial woes were mounting. His ability to control his life was diminishing. His health was deteriorating. His date in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court was approaching.So Bryan Trottier contemplated suicide."I never thought I was suicidal, but apparently...
From Adoptions to Housing, Agency Focuses on Families
Fran and Michael McVey clung proudly to the newest unit in their little family: Michael Jr., now a smiling, cooing 6-month-old and 21 pounds of cuddly baby fat."We won the lottery with this one," said Fran McVey at the midtown offices of Lutheran Family...
Funny Business: Demand Is Growing for Humor in the Workplace
Allen Weidman thought he had a very funny idea.Weidman is staff director of the Society of the Plastic Industry in Washington, D.C., a trade group. A subcommittee of the group elected a new board, but two of the people voted in weren't present at the...
Genetic Inheritance Can Include Smiles
ON THE BASEMENT FLOOR, near what passes for a workbench, is a scattering of nails, tape and cardboard boxes with light bulbs stuck in them. This, the boys tell me, is a robot factory.Around the garage are the carcasses of scooters and bicycles, wheels...
Gifford: Monday Night Football Better Than Ever
Here's a staggering and sobering bit of television minutia: Name the person who has appeared in the most live, prime-time TV hours in history.Lucille Ball? Alan Alda? Mike Wallace?Try Frank Gifford.Gifford, who joined "Monday Night Football" in 1971,...
Goessling's Guess as Good as Anyone's
When it comes to football picks, Jim Goessling might as well be Jim GUESSling.This is the guy who flatly predicted the Atlanta Falcons to stomp on the San Francisco 49ers as his pick of the week on the KFNS 590 airwaves.The Falcons stayed with the Niners...
Gop Hopes to Elect Eight Governors
In addition to their formidable assault on seats in the House of Representatives now occupied by Democrats, the Republicans have a good opportunity this year to elect governors in the nation's eight largest states.Incumbent Democratic governors in New...
Grocers Enter Era of Plastic Major Chains Now Take Credit Cards
A year ago, most St. Louis supermarket shoppers had to put their groceries back on the shelves if they got to the store without cash or a check.Now, they can pay with plastic. In the last few weeks, three of the four major supermarket chains here have...
Grooming a GM Jocketty Learned from Best, Worked His Way Up
Like most aspiring business-school students, Walt Jocketty fired off a batch of letters upon his graduation from the University of Minnesota. Most of these went to professional baseball teams because Jocketty, though not good enough as a player, couldn't...
Grooming Jocketty Built Baseball Career in Des Moines from Ground Up
Like most aspiring business-school students, Walt Jocketty fired off a batch of letters upon his graduation from the University of Minnesota. Most of these went to professional baseball teams because Jocketty, though not good enough as a player, couldn't...
Growth Spurt Researchers Find Extinction of Bison Herds Breeds Forests
The virtual extermination of the bison more than a hundred years ago appears to have left a major ecological transformation in its bloody wake: The forestation of a slice of Canada the size of Saskatchewan.A new theory contends that over a 7,000-year...
Haitians Celebrate End of Sanctions, Go Shopping
Under the watchful eyes of U.S. troops, shoppers and hawkers, trucks and minibuses jammed downtown streets Saturday in a show of chaos and normalcy. But sporadic reports filtered in of continuing violence and fear in the Haitian countryside.Meanwhile,...
Haitians Reclaim Lost Freedoms
With the end of harsh military rule and the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, fear is giving way to newfound freedoms for Haitians.The freedom to walk the streets without fear, to stay out after dark, to go dancing or visit friends. The freedom...
Hancock II Is a Bad Deal for Missouri Conservation
In 1937 when Missourians created a conservation department that became the model for the nation, the first thing they did was earmark conservation funds for conservation.Prior to that, hunting and fishing permit money was being spent by politicians...
Hazelwood C. Masters Mccluer
The McCluer Comets are the equivalent of a lefthanded boxer for the Hazelwood Central Hawks.No matter what their record, they're unorthodox and dangerous.McCluer just couldn't deliver the knockout punch, yielding to the Hawks 30-14 Saturday in Suburban...
Health, Crime, Baseball: Your Vote
PAY ATTENTION, voters, because we are approaching Election Day, the day when you, in a glorious affirmation of the democratic process, will exercise your precious constitutional right to elect some goober to Congress.But before you vote, you should familiarize...
Heart Strings Eric Clapton Shows His Feelings and Finds Redemption in Blues
TALKING with Eric Clapton is like handling a sheathed sword. On the surface, he seems gentle, calm and harmless. But occasionally his protective covering slips, revealing a man so raw and incisive that his words or simply his gaze can be as piercing...
Homemade Molasses Worth the Wait
It's a taste of autumn.A smoke as sweet as cotton candy swirled from the top of the evaporator pans. Patient skimmers stirred the bubbling green juice toward a hand-carved spigot at the far end. Clay ovens kept flames that sizzled and popped the seasoned...
Hostile Account of Russia Lengthy Journey Reveals No Virtues
IT WAS SAID of this author's "The Soccer War" (1990), a collection of more than 20 years of war and riot dispatches, that he made "literature of journalism." If literature, the Russian reporting reviewed here is hate literature.Travel accounts of Russia...
Hunting Areas: Status Report
The Flood of '93, changes in hunting area management and changes in wildfowl populations have altered the landscape for hunters going into the 1994 waterfowl seasons.Here's a look at some major hunting areas in Missouri and Illinois going into the hunt...
If Sex Education Worked, Teen Pregnancies Should Have Declined
There is only one thing wrong with comprehensive sex education, writes Barbara Dafoe Whitehead in the October issue of The Atlantic Monthly - it doesn't work.Belief in the efficacy of sex education is so widespread as to be uncontroversial. Everyone...
Illini Drop Ball in 19-14 Loss Mistakes Help No. 11 Michigan Triumph
Illinois' split personality surfaced Saturday against Michigan.This wasn't the Illinois that had upset and upended nationally ranked Ohio State two Saturdays ago. It wasn't the Illinois that had annihilated Iowa one Saturday ago.This was an Illinois...
IQ Controversy: The Other Side
A 51-YEAR-OLD man who apparently gets his jollies from looking down his nose at people is getting quite a bit of notoriety these days because of his book, "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life."The author, Charles Murray,...
Iranian Resistance Movement Is Waiting for Its Time
After 15 years of iron rule by Muslim fundamentalists in turbans, do 65 million Iranians want to be governed by a 41-year-old female metallurgy graduate in a purple headscarf?That was the gamble the Mujahideen opposition movement took when it chose Maryam...
IRS Denies Blacks' Claim on 20 Acres, Mule
The Internal Revenue Service has rejected the claims of more than 20,000 black citizens who have demanded reparations based on a Reconstruction proposal to provide former slaves with 40 acres and a mule.And not only that: The IRS has warned the claimants...
Islamic Law Wields New Power in Iraq
A television program starring a popular Muslim preacher is part of the increasing Islamization of what was once one of the most secular nations in the Muslim world. The government of Saddam Hussein is trying to use religion to curb growing social ills...
It's Time to Let the Young Mu Dogs Run
Brock Olivo, bless his innocent young heart, rambled down close to the goal line. Head up. Shoulders squared. Legs pumping. Leaning forward. Carrying the football right on through Nebraska's chain-link defense. Running to the future.No one told the kid...
It's Weed Woman vs. Town Power
GRACE BARKER IS 68 years old and fiercely independent. She reminds me of the logging family in Ken Kesey's book, "Sometimes A Great Notion." Their motto was this: "Never give an inch."Barker lives in an old house in the village of Godfrey, which is...
Japan's Navy Gambles Boldly - and Loses Macarthur Fulfills His Solemn Pledge to Liberate the Islands He Left in 1942
THE RECONQUEST of the Philippines started 50 years ago this month. Before it ended, the U.S. Navy would win the biggest sea battle of World War II, and the U.S. Army would win the biggest land campaign of the Pacific War.And today, hardly anybody remembers.Through...
Jenkins Offensive Delight
Receiver Rahsetnu Jenkins, a sophomore from Mehlville High, accounted for nearly half of the University of Missouri's total offense Saturday and scored the Tigers' only touchdown."Every dog has a day, and I guess I was a dog today," Jenkins said.Jenkins...
Journal-Ists Daily Writing (with No Red Pencils) Spurs Ability
"Fll levs and vre pete brds."- Ariel Tellatin, age 6"Monrr butrflis and toL died gras."- Katie Ricks, age 6Ariel and Katie wrote those odes to fall leaves, very pretty birds, monarch butterflies and tall dead grass in sketchbook journals they keep for...
Kings' Hurley Working Hard on Quick Comeback
The new house rental is only 10 minutes from Arco Arena. Most of the other players live at least a half-hour away. But Bobby Hurley wanted to reduce his driving time because, the truth is, there are moments when he doesn't much feel like getting behind...
Land Rushes, Cow Towns, Wizard of Oz in Kansas, Oklahoma
ENID, OKLA., is situated 65 miles west of Pawnee and last year celebrated its centennial.It was Sept. 16, 1893, when a bullet ripped into the sky and a starting pistol propelled thousands into Cherokee Strip territory. By train, wagon, horseback and...
Lemon `Cigarette' May Help Smokers Quit
Smokers who want to quit but haven't been able to may find help in a new approach from the Nicotine Research Lab at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Researchers there have developed a lemon-based cigarette substitute that mimics the...
Looking Good New Eyewear for Kids Is Colorful, Bendable and Accident-Safe
NO LONGER DO kids who wear glasses look like wise young owls.Serious is out; fanciful is in.New plastic and metal frames are splashed with bright colors: a fairy-tale pink and blue design for a little girl and a handsome set of sports goggles in psychedelic...
Lundy, Northwestern Surprise Hoosiers
Dennis Lundy gained 174 yards and became Northwestern's career rushing leader in the Wildcats' 20-7 upset victory over Indiana on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.Lundy scored on a 35-yard run and set up Northwestern's first score with a 51-yard run.The...
Luxury High-Rise Condos Coming to Clayton Skyline
STOP THE PRESSES! Developer Sidney Brilliant has targeted the northeast corner of Brentwood Boulevard and Maryland Avenue for "the first true luxury high-rise condominium building in Clayton." He said his Dominion Investors purchased the property from...
Mail Service Problems, from Both Sides
Dear Ann Landers: I hope this letter reaches you, but after what I read in a recent Time magazine article, I wouldn't count on it. Time writer Christopher John Farley, with reporters Michelle Crouch and Leslie Whitaker, reported the following:Two years...
Mcnair Puts on Another Big Show for Alcorn State
Steve McNair became the NCAA career leader in total offense and led Alcorn State from behind twice in the final four minutes as the Braves beat Southern University 41-37 Saturday.McNair broke his own Division I-AA single-game record with 649 yards, including...
Minor-League Pucks Coming to Kiel at Almost Major Prices
Hockey fans suffering from puck deprivation during the National Hockey League labor dispute will be able to get their fix next Sunday at Kiel Center, but they're going to have to pay top dollar.Ticket prices for the International Hockey League game...
Morale Is Serious Problem in South African Army Former Anc Rebels Complain of Racism; Many Go AWOL in Protest
They were never much more than ragtag rebels, an armed anti-apartheid force loyal to no one but Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress.But now, nearly six months after white rule ended in South Africa, the young, black soldiers of the ANC's...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Our Upon Further Review Athlete of the Week is JOYCE MUNGARI, a spunky, 5-foot-6, 135-pound linebacker for Monterey Peninsula College.OK, so she isn't a star. "She's not talented, physically," coach CHRIS PAPPAS said. "That's the problem."But this kid...
Nation Building in Destitute Haiti
Suppose you were dealing with an 80 percent illiteracy rate and a virtually nonexistent educational system - so bad that it would make the worst school district in America look like a jewel. Suppose your police department was so atrocious that the principal...
Nebraska Spices Usual Attack with 152 Yards by Air
Nebraska can run the football. The Cornhuskers always have, and probably always will.But passing the ball always has been an adventure for the 'Huskers. Nebraska children are raised to fear bad harvests, nuclear war and passing situations.So it was a...
NFL Matchups
New York Giants (3-3) vs. Pittsburgh (4-2) Kickoff: noon Line: Giants by 1. Notable: Barry Foster is out with a knee injury, taking with him the strength of the Steelers' offense. Byron "Bam" Morris is the backup. Giants hope he's not a Foster...
Nobel Peace Prize Supports Taking Chances for Peace
This year's Nobel Peace Prize was no surprise for many astute observers although it clearly made some people uncomfortable, including a Norwegian member of the awarding committee, who, in an unprecedented move, resigned in protest. Certainly, none of...
Northeast Mo. Steamrolls Mu-Rolla, Improves to 7-0
Jarrett Anderson rushed for 152 yards and scored three touchdowns as visiting Northeast Missouri State, off to its best start since 1936, ran its record to 7-0 with a 38-7 victory over Missouri-Rolla on Saturday.Anderson caught a 19-yard scoring pass...
Northeast Mo. Steamrolls Um-Rolla, Improves to 7-0
Jarrett Anderson rushed for 152 yards and scored three touchdowns as visiting Northeast Missouri State, off to its best start since 1936, ran its record to 7-0 with a 38-7 victory over Missouri-Rolla on Saturday.Anderson caught a 19-yard scoring pass...
North Korea Is Mouse That Roared
The Clinton administration's nuclear deal with North Korea is another of those trademark instances in which a dubious and messy "process," so entrancing to journalists, nearly eclipses substance, which seems to bore just about everyone these days. Last...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Illinois deer hunters are being asked to donate venison for distribution to the needy. To get the name of a processor involved in the program hunters should call 800-221-6229.</P><P>The American Hiking Society...
Of Warfare and Witch Hunts
THE EYE IN THE DOORA novel by Pat Barker288 pages, Dutton, $20.95IN AN ERA when reasoned debate seems to have given way to rabid finger-pointing, Pat Barker's latest novel serves to remind us that such behavior is hardly new. But don't let that depressing...
Oklahoma Beats Ku on Two Late Kicks
The beleagured Oklahoma Sooners, with coach Gary Gibbs facing horrific pressure after last week's 45-7 loss at Colorado, positioned Scott Blanton for two 39-yard field goals in the fourth quarter and rallied past Kansas 20-17.Blanton, relieved of punting...

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