St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 14, 1995

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141 Lindenwood Athletes Are Stars in Classrooms as Well as Sports Arenas
A total of 141 students have been named to the 1995 Spring Athletic Honor Roll at Lindenwood College. This is the largest number of student-athletes named to the Honor Roll since its inception in the spring of 1993.The Athletic Honor Roll recognizes...
220 Retirees at Volunteers Dinner Happy for the RSVP
At noon Saturday, the church hall of St. Cletus Catholic Church on Zumbehl Road hummed with the happy chatter of 220 older volunteers gathered at a dinner to honor them.The volunteers, ages 55 and up, make up about one-third of the membership of RSVP...
2 Boys Die; Father Survives Suicide Attempt
An Illinois man whose wife apparently committed suicide two years ago convinced his two sons that "they needed to die so they could be in heaven with mommy" and killed them, police said Tuesday.Steven Kirk McRae, 36, survived the botched murder-suicide...
AFL-CIO Challengers Claim Enough Votes to Take over Six More Union Leaders Support Opposition Candidates
The ranks of union leaders backing a slate of opposition candidates for the AFL-CIO's top offices grew to 27 on Tuesday, and the challengers claimed enough support to take control of the federation.John J. Sweeney, the opposition's choice to lead the...
Ama Takes Wrong Side in Medicare Debate
Now that many hospitals are merging and forming managed-care groups, the American Medical Association is worried about the impact these trends will have on health-care policy. It should be, though the association seems more concerned about its own interests...
Another Blow to Affirmative Action
Already reeling from Republican attacks and threatened by a review by the Clinton administration, federal affirmative action programs received an all-but-knockout blow Monday from a deeply divided U.S. Supreme Court.Extending a doctrine it had already...
Area Members of Congress Make Final Pleas for Bases
Members of Congress made their final appeal to a federal commission this week to keep two St. Louis area Army bases running.The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will consider the fate of the Aviation and Troop Command in St. Louis and...
As Fairmount Goes National, Local Picture Improves
I am, for the time being, down to three vices: too many calories, too many cigars and the occasional ignorant wager on a maiden claimer at the racetrack.I enjoy horse racing for many reasons, one being that I never have to interview the horses. That's...
At Capitol, St. Louisans Lobby for Clean Water
Evelyn Voelkers, a Comanche from St. Louis, worries that pending changes by Congress in the federal Clean Water Act will disrupt traditional Indian rituals using water for purification."If the water becomes polluted, how will we know what we are putting...
Athletes Begin the Drive to Atlanta
With the Summer Games in Atlanta just a year away, the U.S. Track and Field Championships, which open today in Sacramento, Calif., become more than another off-year track meet.Many of the big names in U.S. track - Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and...
Balance Difficulties Need Careful Diagnosis
Dear Dr. Donohue: I feel a little silly writing, but it is in the interest of keeping peace with my husband. He is concerned because, he says, I cannot pass a drunk test. And, true, I cannot stand with my feet together for long or walk a straight line,...
Big Daddy: Raja's Father to Meet Public
Raja's father is living under an assumed name in Springfield, Mo.The Asian elephant that sired Raja, the first elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo, is known in St. Louis as Onyx. At his home at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Onyx goes by Big Mac.A...
Bond Seeks Middle Ground Affirmative Action Ruling Was Balanced, He Says
THE RESPONSE by politicians and interest groups to Monday's Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action reminded Sen. Christopher Bond of a sign he saw recently at a convenience store in Mexico, Mo.:"When in doubt, overreact!"While some backers of affirmative...
Bosley's Job Programs Do Number on Payrolls
JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! To date, 1,981 participants in city jobs programs sponsored by Mayor Bosley's administration have been employed. The figure includes 352 persons who earn $14.75 an hour in placement with construction companies.After more than 15 years...
Bosnians Build Force by Sarajevo
The United Nations said Tuesday that the Bosnian army was massing thousands of soldiers for a possible bid to break the siege of Sarajevo.The buildup threatens a crisis that would overshadow the release of most of the U.N. hostages, which Bosnian Serbs...
Bosnians Build Up Army near Sarajevo Troops near Capital Could Number 30,000
The United Nations said Tuesday that the Bosnian army was massing thousands of soldiers for a possible bid to break the siege of Sarajevo.The buildup threatens a crisis that would overshadow the release of most of the U.N. hostages, which Bosnian Serbs...
Bossy Again: Tartabull Incident Fires Up Steinbrenner
Baseball just wasn't the same without George Steinbrenner wreaking all sorts of ill-advised havoc.And now it seems Boss George is finally losing his patience. The eerily restrained Yankees owner appears ready to meddle with the management of his floundering...
Briefs
ILLINOIS RELIEF PROGRAMS Flood Recovery Centers To Shut Doors After</P><P>Flood victims in St. Clair and Madison counties have until 7 p.m. today to visit any of the three flood recovery information centers set up by the Federal Emergency...
Briefs
WORLD CANADA Graham's Blood Loss Called Severe</P><P>The son of evangelist Billy Graham says a dangerous loss of blood caused his father to cut short a speech last week.</P><P>Graham was back in a Toronto hospital for tests...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Social Welfare Group Blasts Budget Cuts An increase</P><P>An increase in the number of homeless shelters in Missouri shows the need for more social services and the danger of Republican efforts to cut the federal...
Briefs
ILLINOIS RELIEF PROGRAMS Flood Recovery Centers To Shut Doors After</P><P>Flood victims in St. Clair and Madison counties have until 7 p.m. today to visit any of the three flood recovery information centers set up by the Federal Emergency...
Cards Outrun San Diego 3-2 Jordan Beats Relay; Lead Run Scores
Last season, Brian Jordan was only two for 48 with men in scoring position.To be sure, his game-winning run batted in on Tuesday night was more a matter of his speed than his bat. But it lifted the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres...
Carnahan Poised to OK Police Raise
Gov. Mel Carnahan said Tuesday he expects to sign into law pay raises for St. Louis police that the department says it cannot afford.The bill is controversial for two reasons:Police department officials say the department will run out of money next spring...
Chicago Police Want Spy Rules Eased
City officials want to make it easier for the Chicago Police Department to spy on demonstrators, as the city readies for its first national political convention since the riot-torn 1968 Democratic convention.Police spying has been strictly limited here...
Chipping Away at the Future Computer-Chip Makers Gear Up for New Products
In the high-tech home of the future, you may wear a tiny tag coded with your temperature preferences to adjust the air conditioning when you walk into a room. Your toaster may be linked to an electronic network that knows how you like your bread and...
Clinton Proposes Balanced Budget Plan `It's Time to Clean Up This Mess,' President Says
President Bill Clinton, stung by Republican criticism and scrambling to carve out a role in congressional budget deliberations, unveiled a spending plan Tuesday night that embraces the Republican goal of a balanced budget but achieves it three years...
Clinton Proposes Balanced-Budget Plan Pain of Gop's Cuts `Isn't Worth It,' President Says
After months of being outmaneuvered by Republicans, President Bill Clinton weighed in Tuesday with his own proposal to balance the federal budget in 10 years. "It's time to clean up this mess," he declared.But his gesture drew fire from Republicans and...
County Assumes Farm Apartments, Plans Renovation
St. Charles County announced Tuesday that it will take over ownership of The Farm Apartments and oversee a $7 million, two-year renovation of the low-income housing complex.St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth said at a press conference that once...
Demolition Derby Time Returns to Speedway
It's demolition derby time at St. Charles Speedway again.Following the regular dirt-track racing program Sunday evening, St. Charles will hold its monthly demolition derby."The demo derbys are always real popular," track spokeswoman Lillian Hemsath said.Gates...
Devils Eliminate Flyers Roll into Cup Finals to Face Red Wings
The New Jersey Devils exorcised the ghosts of a failure in Game 6 one year ago and advanced to their first Stanley Cup final Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia.The organization that Wayne Gretzky once called a Mickey Mouse operation won...
Drivers in Illinois Pelted with Rocks Teen Arrested in Overpass Attacks
The day after a 15-year-old boy was arrested last week and accused of killing a woman with a rock hurled from a highway overpass, shaken drivers in East St. Louis were thankful to survive a similar attack.Several drivers told police that rocks and chunks...
Expos Rookie Perez Wins, Has 1.88 Era
Rookie Carlos Perez's league-leading ERA was 1.88 Tuesday night after he allowed two runs in seven innings as the Montreal Expos beat the Atlanta Braves 11-2.Perez (6-1), brother of Yankees pitcher Melido Perez and former major leaguer Pascual Perez,...
Family Flicks
What's new:</P><P>In the strange Fluke (PG), a car accident victim is reincarnated as a dog who can "talk" to other animals and who wants to make things right with his former human family. The movie's first half, in which Fluke grows...
Family Value: Study Ranks Careerists Lower
Working moms and dads who early in their lives placed a bigger priority on family than on climbing the career ladder may be in for a pleasant surprise.Persons who ranked family over work got fatter paychecks - 4 percent to 7 percent fatter - in the...
Fathers Turn to Each Other Involved Dads Are Raising New Issues
DANIEL BEN-ZVI, a lawyer with a baby between his feet, glanced around the circle of dads gathered for the regular Sunday morning Daddy and Me group at the Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles. "I have a question," he said. "Is it important to have a...
FBI Says James Nichols Mentioned Bomb in '88 He Allegedly Drew Diagrams of Federal Building
James Nichols, whose brother faces charges in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, said seven years ago that the structure could be leveled by a megabomb, according to FBI documents released Tuesday.An informer told the FBI that Nichols...
Fertility Lab Is Ethical Quagmire
How do you describe the theft of a human egg? The kidnapping of an embryo? The abduction of reproduction? Start by imagining, if you will, that you are an infertile couple who wanted a biological child badly enough to go through the expense, the indignities,...
For Wilson, Politics Is Just One Piece of the Pie
LT. GOV. ROGER WILSON has some advice for his fellow politicians and their staffs:Get a life."Politics is not the whole world," Wilson said. "It's a slice of the pie. Sometimes it's a thin slice, sometimes it's pretty thick."But never, he added, is...
France to Resume Tests Sign Nuclear Ban in 1996
France will resume nuclear testing in the south Pacific in September, but only to complete its experimental program, President Jacques Chirac said Tuesday. He promised to sign a ban on testing in the fall of 1996.France, which announced a test moratorium...
France to Resume Tests, Sign Nuclear Ban in 1996
France will resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific in September, but only to complete its experimental program, President Jacques Chirac said Tuesday. He promised to sign a ban on testing in the fall of 1996.France, which announced a test moratorium...
From Kc to Colorado to Finals New Jersey Makes 1st Trip to Cup Finals
The ghosts of a Game 6 failure a year ago have been exorcised. The decade-long turnaround is complete. The New Jersey Devils are going to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time.The Devils earned the right to play the Detroit Red Wings for Lord Stanley's...
Future Is Uncertain for Molitor
Designated hitter Paul Molitor has one home run, a couple of nagging injuries and no guaranteed contract with Toronto for next season.Just how much baseball is left for him?"We'll see," said Molitor, 38. "I'm not trying to live past this season. I'm...
Gant Homers Push Reds to 5th Win in Row
Ron Gant hit two home runs and drove in four runs to help Cincinnati beat Colorado 11-6 Monday night in Denver for its fifth consecutive win and ninth in 10 games. Gant hit his 13th and 14th home runs, tying Colorado's Larry Walker, who also homered,...
Going It Alone `Salty Old Women' Find Secret of Happiness in Later Years
Most people think being an old woman who lives alone is about as bad as life gets.But Caroline Bird, 80, has news for most people - especially for the more than 76,000 women 65 and older who live alone in the St. Louis area.The 20 or more years an ever-growing...
Handy Kitchen Tool: Sense of Absurd
AS WE ALL KNOW, fixing a meal while kids are around can be a real challenge. In today's publishing world, though, no such challenge goes unmet. Hence: "Kitchen Time: 202 Activities for Entertaining Your Child While You Cook" (Penguin, $7.99).Steve and...
'Hawks Are Still Waiting Red Wings Extend Drought to 34 Years
For 34 years, the Chicago Blackhawks have been trying to win their fourth Stanley Cup. For 34 years, they have failed.If the Detroit Red Wings follow their victory over the Blackhawks by winning the National Hockey League championship series, Chicago's...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer camps have been scheduled:The Harvester Norseman Basketball Association will sponsor a middle school basketball team camp for sixth- , seventh- and eighth-graders. The camp, the first of its kind in the St. Charles area, will be...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt North Middle School, 210 Virgil Street, O'Fallon, must have a B average or 3.0 grade-point grade average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll: Eighth GradeJennifer Adkins,...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll: Eighth GradeJennifer Arbogast,...
House Keeps B-2 Bomber Flying Some Aid to Ex-Soviet States Barred to Protest Biological Weapons
The House dealt a blow to the Clinton administration's defense program Tuesday by approving more money to keep the B-2 bomber program alive and by blocking aid to help former Soviet states dismantle their nuclear arsenals until Russia halts its offensive...
Isolationism in the West Leaves Croatia and Bosnia Vulnerable
In the beginning years of World War II, Britain stood alone against the onslaught of Nazi Germany. France had fallen in the summer of 1940, and Soviet Russia, having carved up Poland and swallowed the Baltic states, was a German ally. Then, as now, isolationism...
ITT to Spin off Businesses into Three New Companies
ITT Corp., once considered the model of a sprawling American conglomerate, said Tuesday it planned to split itself into three separate companies in one of the biggest corporate restructurings ever.The 75-year-old company - which owns Sheraton Hotels,...
Keep Atcom in St. Louis
The Base Closing and Realignment Commission is set to take its first hard look this week at whether to keep in St. Louis or move the Army Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM). If it approves moving it and combining it with the army's missile command in...
Keep Guns in Home Safely Locked Away
Dear Ann Landers: Thank you for publishing the letter from "Living in Fear in the West." The reader was concerned about her husband leaving loaded firearms all over the house.Gun owners - as well as those who do not own guns - need to understand the...
Last Rites? for '95, at Least, Baseball Is Dead
Baseball is dead for 1995.That is not to say there can't, or won't, be a resurrection in 1996 and beyond. That is not to say baseball doesn't still matter in isolated enclaves like Denver, Boston or Baltimore. But the fans who have stayed away are not...
Library Openings to Offer More Space, Information
The opening of libraries in Wentzville and O'Fallon will provide residents in western St. Charles County with more space, materials and computer access.Corporate Plaza in Wentzville will reopen June 26 with nearly twice as much space.O'Fallon Plaza will...
Liquor-Sale Fees Waived, Again
Continuing an old tradition, St. Charles County will waive the annual fees for liquor sold in St. Charles city parks."It's a trade-off," said Richard L. Ash Jr., director of the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department.He explained that the county...
Major Problem? Norman Unconcerned about His Record
Nine years have passed since Greg Norman played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in a U.S. Open. Despite a final-round fade from first place to 12th in that event, he was targeted for fame and fortune, for Hall of Fame greatness, and was expected to dominate...
Martinez Gets Shutout; Indians Rip Orioles 11-0
Dennis Martinez kept his record perfect, throwing his second shutout in three starts, and Jim Thome and Albert Belle homered Tuesday night as the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 11-0.Playing before 41,927 fans, the largest crowd yet at...
Meet the Rams Jesse James - Tackle
NFL Experience: Rookie College: Mississippi State Hometown: Mobile, Ala. Age: 23 Height: 6-4 Weight: 318 Most Memorable Football Experience: Playing Southeastern Conference rival Alabama last season. "We never beat Alabama in the five...
Morning Briefing
New Leadership At UAW May End Caterpillar Strike</P><P>New leaders at the United Auto Workers should mean new opportunities to settle the union's yearlong strike against Caterpillar Inc., labor officials and analysts say. UAW President ...
Nevada, Mo., Targeted for `Televillage' Program
Wanted: Entrepreneurs and employees who want to work from home by computer, fax and modem. Must be willing to relocate. Call Nevada, Mo., population 8,600.Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan on Tuesday took a step toward putting the southwest Missouri town of...
New Schnucks Stores Manage Quick Change Shoppers Inspect Results
By 11 a.m. Tuesday, a sign crew had put the first "S" for Schnucks on the former National supermarket at Lindell Boulevard and Sarah Street.Inside, the transformation was well under way. Schnucks shelf tags bragged about 500 newly lowered prices. Schnucks...
Nixon May Challenge Area's School Desegregation Plan Ruling Clears Way for Local Control, Attorney General Argues
Attorney General Jay Nixon said Tuesday that the decade-old order requiring the state to pay for the city-county school desegregation plan in St. Louis is now "highly suspect" and that he may challenge it.Nixon said in an interview that the U.S. Supreme...
Obituaries
Daryl E. Plank</P><P>Daryl E. Plank, 47, formerly of St. Charles, died of lung cancer Monday (June 12, 1995) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Plank, of Aurora, Colo., was an engineer for AT & T in ...
Octogenarian Loved Her Birthday Greetings
Dear Abby: I just turned 80 and had the most wonderful birthday in my life!At 80, folks don't need presents - they need attention, and this year, my daughter saw to it that I got plenty. She wrote letters to many of my friends telling them my 80th was...
Old Country Visitors Give Statues Here a Once-Over German Foundry Inspects Its Handiwork in St. Louis
Fritz Rincker and Ullrich Kuehne were in Forest Park Tuesday talking to old friends."Wie geht's?" ("How are you?") the German visitors asked of Friedrich Jahn and Gen. Franz Sigel. If they had lips of flesh instead of bronze, Jahn and Sigel no doubt...
Once Again, O.J. Juror Is Sickened by Photos Judge Rejects Two Particularly `Nasty' Pictures
As the coroner demonstrated how the killing knife plunged into Ronald Goldman's rib cage Tuesday, an alternate juror suddenly stood in the jury box and bolted from O.J. Simpson's murder trial in apparent distress."Excuse me, I think we need a brief time,"...
Owners Seeking to Demolish Entire Block Downtown
Amid the demolition dust already flying downtown, owners of the 16-story Syndicate Trust and Century buildings are seeking city approval to demolish an entire downtown block for a parking garage.The buildings, which for years housed the Scruggs, Vandervoort...
People
News from the MICHAEL JACKSON front:Don't write off those rumors that LISA MARIE PRESLEY is pregnant. Despite earlier denials, publicist Lee Solters now is saying coyly: "I won't say yes, I won't say no. Time will tell." Or maybe the Princess and the...
`Pitiful' Powell Avoids Tyson, Other Big Paydays
Whenever Boris Powell was described in this corner as the reluctant heavyweight - which was often - Roger Grimming would grumble.No more. After 2 1/2 years as Powell's boxing manager, he reluctantly sees that the jab was no cheap shot."He just won't...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ASSAULTSNorth County: Cedric C. Robinson, 33, of the 2100 block of Sun Valley Drive...
Problems Legion: St. Peters Not Yet Together
"If we can just get everybody to show up, we should be all right," St. Peters American Legion baseball coach Tony Primeau said."But so far, it has been kind of tough. We've had kids on vacation with their parents, we have a kid who is scheduled to play...
Prolific Pachyderm: Raja's Dad to Meet Public
Raja's father is living under an assumed name in Springfield, Mo.The Asian elephant that sired Raja, the first elephant born at the St. Louis Zoo, is known in St. Louis as Onyx. At his home at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Onyx goes by Big Mac.A...
Racial Spoils System Must End
The Supreme Court would have made significant history, and would have made many people in the political branches ecstatic, if on Monday Justice Antonin Scalia had been giving the judgment for the court rather than merely concurring in that judgment when...
Railroad Back in Business after Flood
The Burlington Northern Railroad returned Tuesday to full operation in this area, more than three weeks after floodwaters washed out its tracks in West Alton and Machens.Meanwhile, St. Charles County said it would not fine the railroad for repairing...
Real Iowans Need No Bridge into Your Business
I SAW THE movie and I don't think they could do it.I mean, they did it. But it's just not possible.There's no way a farm wife and a National Geographic photographer could have a four-day fling in Iowa without getting caught. "The Bridges of Madison County"...
Recognize Vietnam, Envoys Urge State Department Asks Clinton to Set Up Full Diplomatic Relations
Secretary of State Warren Christopher has recommended to President Bill Clinton that the United States establish formal diplomatic relations with Vietnam, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday.The recommendation, initiated by Assistant Secretary of...
Retiring E. St. Louis Educators Can Cash in Unused Sick Days Repaid Generously
The schools are crumbling. Money and staff are lacking. Kids aren't learning.What's an educator in East St. Louis to do?Here's one option: Walk away from it all with nearly an extra year's pay.The school district - so poorly managed that the state recently...
Rodriguez Needs Additional Surgery with Hole in Shoulder Ligament, Cards Reliever out for Season
The season is over after five outs for Cardinals reliever Rich Rodriguez.Rodriguez, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder recently, will return to Los Angeles in a couple of days to have more surgery. The next procedure will be a more involved...
Rolling Sales Jump as In-Line Hockey Becomes Craze Here
When Ken Ford opened his D & K Hockey and In-Line stores in 1991, he was pushing ice hockey equipment, with a few roller-hockey items on the shelves. First-year sales were $300,000.Last year Ford hit $900,000 in sales. The reason for the jump, Ford said,...
School Board Planning for New Vashon
The St. Louis School Board is taking the issue of a new Vashon High School back to the federal court, after members voted Tuesday night to do just about everything except start building a new school.The board asked the district's administrators to prepare...
Sensitive Players Take Hardball over the Edge
Another week in baseball brought another round of mindless hostility. When will the beatings end?During a Cubs-Rockies game Sunday, Colorado youngster Jason Bates had the audacity to slide into Chicago shortstop Shawon Dunston en route to second base....
Service Workers Union Faces Leadership Fight President Fires Four Officials Trying to Oust Him
Bill Stodghill, who has led Local 50 of the Service Employees International Union since 1980, is the target of an ouster attempt.The slate of candidates opposing Stodghill and his allies include four union officials Stodghill fired last week. They lost...
Sizzle or Fizzle
IN THE opening minutes of "The Bridges of Madison County," Clint Eastwood gazes deeply into the eyes of Meryl Streep, runs a hand through his shaggy gray hair and murmurs, "I have the distinct feeling that I'm lost."She is immediately enraptured - and...
Slowing Inflation Speeds Up Stock Prices
U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday after reports of slower inflation spurred optimism that interest rates will fall further this year and help the economy to regain ground. Shares of banks and retailers led the advance.The prospect of lower rates was welcome...
Small Businesses Seek Relief from Federal Rules
Small businesses would play a bigger role in the St. Louis economy if the federal government rewrote burdensome rules, Missouri delegates to a national conference said Tuesday."There are very few people in this gathering who want to do away with regulation,"...
Something Left: Fossas Took a Right Turn with Cards
Tony Fossas finally was rendered mortal Sunday. He gave up his first run of the season in 22 appearances and, afterward, said, "No one needs to talk to me the rest of the year now."Even if he's no longer invincible, the veteran Cardinals lefthander still...
Space Oddity Mysterious Rays Puzzle Scientists
Extremely powerful bursts of gamma rays that are exploding across the heavens almost daily remain a puzzle to astronomers, even after four years of observation by an orbiting NASA observatory.Hundreds of explosions of the invisible radiation have been...
Sports Shorts
Grid Playoff Set In Big 12; St. Louis Could Be Host</P><P>Big 12 Conference chief executive officers on Tuesday approved a football playoff game, to be played by the North and South division champions, that will bring at least $550,000...
Sports Shorts
Grid Playoff Set In Big 12; St. Louis Could Be Host</P><P>Big 12 Conference chief executive officers on Tuesday approved a football playoff game, to be played by the North and South division champions, that will bring at least $550,000...
`Strict Scrutiny' Is an Old Issue in Affirmative Action Cases
FOR YEARS, the Supreme Court has grappled with the question of whether the government's race-based actions, designed to help minorities that have suffered discrimination, should undergo the same legal scrutiny as actions that burden those minorities.The...
Subdivision Changes in Orchard Farm Plan before Panel Tonight
When the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission takes up a preliminary plat tonight for a 110-home subdivision at Orchard Farm, the company preparing the plat hopes all the requirements will be met.But others are contending that the housing...
Tech Talk
Cordless Phones Will Get CheaperIf you are in the market for a cordless telephone at home, start watching advertised prices, because a big dip for existing models could come at almost any time.You should soon see models now selling in the $79 to $99...
The Four Body Types
Lymphatic: Typically, the lymphatic shape has a general puffiness of the body. Lymphatics retain water easily, the bones and muscles are average in size but are covered with a layer of fat and fluid in the tissues under the skin.Head and face are roundish...
The Guest Who Never Left `Mad about You'
LEILA Kenzle raises her eyes to the ceiling and proclaims, "Oh God! Here we go, Mom! Forgive me!"The "Mad About You" cast member then looks directly at a lunch companion and declares, "Yes, it's true, my mother was a total stage mother and pushed me...
The Shape You're In: It Could Be Hormones
SANDRA CABOT LIVED on coffee and cigarettes. Frequently she missed meals or, if she did eat, could eat anything without gaining weight. She was tall and gangly, and responded to stress by losing weight.At times, she had all the energy in the world; at...
Thorpe-for-Drexler Deal Proved to Be Rockets' Key Move
Clyde Drexler has a graceful and cool demeanor, but he dropped his guard briefly the other day. For a second or two, a flash of anger and pride broke his public persona.Near the end of one of those interminable interview sessions that go with the NBA...
Top Form at Right Time Brings York Physique Title
Adrian York has always wanted to be big. Real big."When a bodybuilder walks into a room, all eyes are on him," said York, a recent graduate of St. Charles High. "The bigger you are, the more attention you get. And that's what I'm working for. I really...
Unwanted? Posters of Fugitives Can Be Hard to Find at Post Offices
Wanted: wanted posters.In some parts of the St. Louis area, FBI wanted posters have been as elusive as the fugitives.A reporter checked several U.S. Postal Service locations Tuesday and found no posters up in University City, Affton or at Dutch Hollow...
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