St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 15, 1995

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10 Boundary Bills Aim to Adjust Line on City's Southwest
To make life simpler for the St. Louis County assessor and residents of Maryland Heights and Bridgeton, the Bridgeton City Council has introduced 10 bills for boundary adjustments between the two municipalities.Mayor Conrad Bower says the boundary line...
$99 Million Budget Adopted, Including Salary Increases
The Hazelwood School Board has approved a budget that calls for spending $99 million in the year that begins July 1.That is below this year's total spending of $105.4 million, which included almost $10 million in bond issue payments. Excluding those...
Aaron Neville: The Voice of an Angel
Tattooed Heart Aaron Neville (A&M) For more than two decades, the Neville Brothers have been on a mission. As unofficial ambassadors of the New Orleans sound, Aaron Neville and brothers Art, Charles and Cyril have brought the spirit of Mardi...
A Bulging Mailbox Is a Sign of a Full Life
Each time I'm tempted to complain about the quantity of communications stuffing my mailbox, I remind myself how awful it would be to have an empty mailbox. I haven't had this experience for many years, certainly not since I began writing this column.June's...
A Charming, Comical Coming-of-Age Tale
SAM ELLIOTT has a very expressive upper lip, and it finally gets a chance to show its stuff in a quirky drama with a quirky title: "The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky" (7 tonight on Channel 2).Elliott plays stalwart Bill Bell, a forest ranger...
A Child's Perfect Introduction to Opera
FOR cultural groups like Opera Theatre of St. Louis to survive into the long-term future, they have to build a young audience to grow with them. Opera Theatre is off to a good start with its current children's opera offering, "The Thunder of Horses."Commissioned...
A Dictionary of Dogs National Obedience Championships Will Feature a Dazzling Variety of Breeds
Experts are predicting a golden retriever will win this weekend's first National Invitational Obedience Championship at Kennedy Recreation Complex in South County.But not necessarily because goldens are the smartest of the 40 breeds competing at the...
Air Force Justice?
Of all the people involved in the accidental downing of two Army Blackhawk helicopters by two U.S. fighter jets, which killed 26 people, the Air Force is prosecuting only one. This selective prosecution opens the military to accusations that it is not...
Allsons Danser! Zydeco's Chubby Carrier Urges Fans to `Dance All Night'
Since zydeco music mushroomed in popularity in the late 1980s, the field has become increasingly crowded.Nationally, the band Buckwheat Zydeco is probably the best-known practitioner of the energetic, accordion-based music. Back home in Louisiana, the...
Annexation Effort for 1,200 Acres around College Set
Union wants to annex about 1,200 acres that surround East Central College and lie next to several smaller tracts already in the city.The proposal will go to voters in November, City Administrator John Bradshaw said. To pass, the proposal would require...
Another Look for the Missouri River
With flood waters lapping the tops of levees as an impatient reminder, the Army Corps of Engineers has withdrawn its controversial plan to change the flow of the Missouri River to favor upstream states. Good. A delay that would bring in conservation...
A People Defined by Stereotypes
The face is smiling and the tone of voice is vaguely surprised: I am told how intelligent I am, how civilized - for a Muslim. The speaker is startled that I, a Pakistani citizen, know something about literature, philosophy and classical music, that I...
Area Leaders Hear Upbeat Budget Talk
Democrats and Republicans edging toward a compromise on balancing the federal budget must weigh the effect of spending cuts on American businesses, White House Chief of Staff Leon E. Panetta told a planeload of Regional Commerce and Growth Association...
Artist Uses Scale Model to Show Harm in Plan
Showing a scale model of his family's property at 6117 Fee Fee Road to the Hazelwood City Council, Ron Lizorty snapped off an edge that held small reproductions of a front-yard fence and six trees."That's what the city plan would do," said Lizorty, holding...
A Scent of Success with Three Hot Movies This Summmer, Chris O'donnell Has Hit It Big
For actor Chris O'Donnell, this is the year of living famously, and he readily admits that it's more than a little disconcerting."I would say the last month and a half has been completely different than it ever was before," he says. "I used to not have...
Assassin or Alderman? Zakibe Hopes His Acting Experience Will Pay off in Politics
For the last 15 years, Joseph Zakibe has squeezed his 325-pound, 6-foot-5 body into a pair of tights and wrestling boots and stormed into the South Broadway Athletic Club ring, where he is known as the Giant Assassin, the bad guy, the Rowdy Roddy Piper...
A Town Called Pocahontas Though No One Knows Exactly How It Got Its Name
There's a little joke in Pocahontas, Ill., that sasy village law requires the town of 850 to have one bar for every church.While it's not exactly laws, the village does have four churches. And four bars. It also has four antique stores, three motels,...
Auditions
Classic Summer Orchestra at Washington U.: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, old Famous-Barr building, 7425 Forsyth. Seeking new members for orchestra under direction of Dan Presgrave. Will perform concerts June 28, July 26 and Aug. 15. All interested musicians...
Bad Books Make Good Movies Sometimes Film Works Its Own Magic
`THE Bridges of Madison County," the book: "Simplistic, sketchy, emotionally phony" - New York Times."The Bridges of Madison County," the film: "Exquisite . . . a consummate emotional experience" - Dallas Morning News.A movie better than the book? How...
Berkeley Trio in Ozark Meet at Kirkwood
Many of the area's top runners and jumpers will compete Saturday and Sunday in the USA Track and Field-Ozark Association Championships at Kirkwood High.The meet, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, is a qualifier for the USA regional that covers four states....
Best Bets for the Week of June 15-21
Tonight "The Woman at Otowi Crossing": OK, so it's a sell-out for the whole run, but this opera is having its world premiere, so we thought we'd better mention it. Opera Theatre debuts reknowned composer Stephen Paulus' new work at 8 at the Loretto-Hilton....
Bikeway Slow, Steady Progress Is Made on Construction of Cycle Trail
Slow but steady progress continues on 20 miles of bicycle trails that St. Clair County and Belleville officials hope ultimately will attract thousands of cyclists.Belleville got $1.4 million in grants last fall under the federal Intermodal Surface Transportation...
Black and White Will Suit Fashionable Swimmers
SOME SEASONS, swimsuits are about the cut.And some seasons, swimsuit news is about the style.This season it's about color.Or rather the absence of color.Across the board, from inexpensive suits by J. Crew to haute suits by Chanel, black and white are...
Board Restores Zoning along Sammelman Road
Weldon Spring's Board of Aldermen has agreed to restore zoning allowing half-acre lots on a 15-acre tract along Sammelman Road.The property, owned by Karen and Jim Blessman, was annexed into Weldon Spring in February 1994. The Blessmans agreed to the...
Bonzo, Bonzo, Bongo All the Monkeys Aren't in `Congo'
Amy, the gorilla created in Michael Crichton's novel, may have a $50 million budget to back her up, but she will have to go far to match the heritage of the ape flicks before her.Mal Vincent of the Newport News (Va.) Virginian-Pilot came up with this...
Books on Tape
"LIBERMAN'S THIEF" A mystery by Stuart Kaminsky (6 hours, Brilliance Corporation, unabridged, $23.95)</P><P>The Edgar Award-winning author's stories abridge beautifully, because he is a master of the subplot. But those wonderful slices ...
Breakfast on Broadway the Oyster Bar Serves Up Jazz and Brunch in Revamped Patio
The boyfriend, looking for a way to postpone yard work, suggested we check out the jazz brunch at the Broadway Oyster Bar on a recent Sunday.We arrived shortly before noon and had our choice of tables on the patio. We opted for one in the sun, though...
Briefs
VINITA PARK Mayor Announces Plan To Enter Ritenour District</P><P>Vinita Park Mayor Virginia Bira has told the Normandy School Board about the plan to change the boundaries of three school districts to put all of the students in Vinita...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Judge Hears Debate Over Warmann Fleet</P><P>St. Louis Circuit Judge David Mason heard arguments Wednesday on how the city assessed Floyd Warmann's riverfront fleet damaged during the flood of 1993.</P><P>Mason took...
Briefs
NATION CARDINAL'S CANCER Bernardin's Pancreas Had Malignant Tumor</P><P>The golfball-size tumor removed from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin's pancreas two days ago was cancerous and the malignancy spread to one of his lymph nodes, his doctors...
Caving in to the Gop Agenda
"You can't beat something with nothing," said New Jersey's Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley in supporting President Bill Clinton's announcement Tuesday night of his own comprehensive plan to balance the budget. But many other Democrats, including party leaders...
Ceremonial Teapots Displayed at Gallery
CEREMONIAL TEA is a northern European custom borrowed from China and raised to high art in Japan.The ceremonial teapot is the hottest collecting craze in comtemporary craft art.Ceramists love to play with clay and color, firing porcelain or ceramic pots...
Charge of the Light Brigade Pepsico's Taco Bell Takes on Mcdonald's with Kids' Fare, Lower-Fat Menu
Isaac Ibarra reduces a taco to crumbs and lettuce shreds, inhales nacho chips, gulps a drink and starts on sugary cinnamon twists as he considers what's best about his Taco Bell kids' meal."It's the toys," he decides, poking at a plastic monkey and elephant...
Chechen Rebels Stage Bold, Bloody Attack on City Inside Russia
About 100 pro-Chechen commandos bluffed their way past border guards Wednesday and stormed a Russian provincial city, leaving the streets littered with dead and wounded and grabbing from 200 to 300 hostages.The attackers threatened to kill their hostages...
Child's Room That Plays It Right, Safe
REMEMBER that Old English saying "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"? This proverb still applies today. No matter where you live, a child's room should be a haven for play, as well as for sleep and study.Imagination is the name of the game in...
City Sets Deadline to Fix Questions on North Limits
The Maryland Heights City Council is planning to straighten out its boundary with Bridgeton before the revival of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission next month.City Attorney Howard Paperner told the council recently that annexations will be more...
Clarke Opposes City Control of Police
Anne-Marie Clarke became president of the St. Louis Police Board through the efforts of state Senate Majority Leader J.B. "Jet" Banks. Despite their longtime friendship, she says Banks has an offer she can refuse.Next year, Banks plans to sponsor legislation...
Clinton Basks in Hero's Glory
Capt. Scott O'Grady, everybody's favorite ant-eater, went to the Pentagon in the pouring rain for a brief ceremony in his honor. Just before he got up to speak, the skies brightened and a glimmer of sun appeared.He's like that. Pure magic. Rescued from...
Clinton Budget Plan Intrigues Gop; Action Wins Some Praise
In a session more noteworthy for its conciliatory tone than substance, White House officials and congressional Republicans held their first meeting Wednesday on President Bill Clinton's newly minted balanced budget plan.On the day after Clinton announced...
Collinsville's Great Campaign for Catsup
`NEXT to the Statue of Liberty, what's as American as a catsup bottle?" asked Judy DeMoisy.You could say catsup is even more American. We all have it in our refrigerators.And Collinsville may be the most American place of all. It has The World's Largest...
Coming Home Ends Happily for Drexler
Except for a few off-target jumpers, Clyde Drexler's story-book homecoming had a perfect ending.Eight days short of his 33rd birthday, after 12 pro seasons, two trips to the Final Four and three to the National Basketball Association Finals, Drexler...
Congress Flies Now, Lobbyists Pay Later Delegation from Area Gets Plenty of Trips
Members of Congress from the St. Louis area criss-crossed the nation - and sometimes the globe - last year, often at the expense of groups they regulate, new financial disclosure forms show.And they weren't alone. Republican and Democratic congressional...
Coroner Concedes Imprecision in Many of His Findings
A coroner under attack by O.J. Simpson's defense conceded Wednesday that he could not say how many people had killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran also said that he could not pinpoint exactly when they died and...
Corroded Credibility Nope, Says Corrosion of Conformity, It's Still Doing Its Thing
Like nearly every band that starts out recording for an independent record label, the members of Corrosion of Conformity heard cries that they had compromised their music and credibility by signing with major label Columbia Records last year.At one time,...
Coryell, Powers Stir Memories of Finer Football Years
When the wasp-waisted guy nearly 70 and the trim one of 54 walked into the pro football bash the other night, a press-box romanticist wanted to roll back the clock.Back to 1977 for the football Cardinals, Don Coryell's last season as coach, and to 1984,...
Councilman: Law Allows Initiation of Annexations
Under the new Boundary Commission law, people in the area north of Creve Coeur can initiate an annexation to that city, says County Councilman Mark Brodsky, R-3rd District.Brodsky said he has called a meeting for 7 p.m. on Monday to explore how that...
Council Votes Tax Benefits for Developers
The St. Charles City Council has loosened the time constraints under which developers can get tax breaks and adopted a policy on help to developers.The policy, adopted unanimously Tuesday, covers special districts called tax increment financing (TIF)...
Crafty Canines Strut Their Stuff Olympics of Obedience Pits 82 Dogs, 40 Breeds
LIKE all models, Star wants to prove she's more than a pretty face.Sure, it's been glamorous posing for Anheuser-Busch ads and being the official mascot for the Spirale Shop at the St. Louis Galleria.But does anyone respect her for her intelligence...
Day by Day
TODAY BAND CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band plays at 8 p.m. on the Plaza by St. Charles City Hall, 200 North Second Street, St. Charles. The audience may bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission is free. Parking is available at no charge...
Ddt Causes Male Defects, Researchers Say
American researchers reported today that they had discovered how the pesticide DDT causes sex abnormalities in males.It has been known for years that DDT and other pesticides have alarming effects on male animals, causing them to develop abnormally small...
Devils, Red Wings Both Have Strong Thirst for the Cup
The New Jersey Devils twice have fallen one game short of going to the Stanley Cup finals. But Detroit Red Wings fans will tell you that's a mere blip on the frustration meter.The Red Wings haven't won the Stanley Cup in 40 years, and haven't been to...
District Seeks State Waiver So It Can Paddle Students
Illinois lawmakers recently passed a law to encourage new ways to educate. One school district came back with an old idea - corporal punishment for troublemakers.Benton School District officials say paddling students is necessary because suspensions...
Dow Ekes out a Record in Mixed Trading
U.S. stocks were mixed Wednesday as chemical shares fell, countering gains in technology issues, amid concern that corporate earnings growth will slow later this year.Although major market gauges all eked out gains to new highs, more stocks fell than...
Downtown and Delightful Hot Locust Cantina Serves Up Huge Appetizers and an Engaging Setting
I first stumbled on the Hot Locust cantina by accident, in early May on a walking tour of recycled downtown loft spaces.What a great building: three handsome brick arches on the first floor, springing from a white stone base and echoed by three arches...
Dream Team in Every Way Won with Class
In a clash of generations, the old guys beat the young, the quiet conquered the noise, the be-bop was sweeter than the hip-hop, substance was superior to style and today was better than tomorrow.It was a sweep of four games, a sweep of the new kids on...
Dying for a Tan This Summer?
WHITE PEOPLE have it tough. At least the pale ones, whose skin is really a mottled, unappetizing grayish-yellowish-pinkish off-white threaded with blue veins.Once, amazing as it may seem, it was actually cool to have skin this color. Then Coco Chanel...
Edison Outlines Recovery Strategy
Edison Brothers Stores Inc. laid open its recovery strategy Wednesday, greeting shareholders who were still smarting from a 65 percent cut in their dividend with details of its plan for emerging from a two-year slump.The retailer, which specializes...
England's Prince William, Second in Line to Throne, Gains Admission to Eton Attendance Will Be Milestone for Royal Family
Prince William, second in line to the British throne, has passed a tough examination and in September will become the first member of senior royalty to attend Eton College, a spokesman for the royal family said Wednesday.A spokesman for heir to the throne...
Ex-Cba Players Remember Hard Times, Give Rockets Grit
At 38, Charles Jones is old enough to remember the seven-hour bus rides in the Continental Basketball Association, arriving in a town at 4:30 in the afternoon, bypassing the hotel to go directly to the arena, playing in a game at 7:30.Mario Elie knows...
Expos' Rookie Perez Wins, Has 1.88 Era
Rookie Carlos Perez's league-leading earned-run average 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...
Ex-Semo Player Hopes to Be a Big Hit in Cardinals' System
Kerry Robinson was lounging around the Hyatt Regency in Chicago last summer when the New York Yankees rolled in.Robinson, an outfielder for Southeast Missouri State, was there for an invitational tryout with the Cubs. The Yankees were there to play...
Extending Sewer Line to Orchard Farm Ok'd
The St. Charles City Council has agreed to extend sewer lines as well as water lines five miles north of the city limits to Orchard Farm.The council voted 8-2 Tuesday for a resolution expressing its intent to extend sewer lines to the site where a 110-home...
Fairmount Ups the Intertrack Ante
You'll be able to see jockeys like Pat Day and Shane Sellers riding at Fairmount today. No, they won't be riding in $3,000 claiming races at the Collinsville oval. Instead they'll be on the screen, part of Fairmount Park's expanded simulcast schedule.Fairmount...
Family Makes Appeal to Carnahan to Call off Execution
Rebuffed by the federal courts, the lawyer and family of condemned killer Larry Griffin are asking Gov. Mel Carnahan to spare Griffin from being executed next week.Griffin, of St. Louis, is to die by lethal injection on Wednesday for the drive-by shooting...
Family Stuff
Hed: Letting The Kids Play With Sharp Objects</P><P>Juggling 10 kids at home wasn't enough for Larry and Judy Boehmer.</P><P>The St. Louis couple turned it into a professional act and took it on the road.</P><P>The...
Father Figures on Dad's Day, You've Got Plenty of Video Versions to Choose From
Hollywood has offered up all sorts of father figures through the years. Last year alone, Robin Williams proved divorce is a drag in "Mrs. Doubtfire," Arnold Schwarzenegger got pregnant with "Junior," and Steve Martin discovered a daughter and his inner...
Firm Gets Extension of Pact to Promote Airport Expansion
The St. Louis Airport Commission on Wednesday extended a no-bid contract to Unicom Group for promotional work on expansion plans for Lambert Field.The extension is for $156,000. Almost $450,000 has already been spent for the work.The commission also...
`Fluke' Director Barked until Studio Bit
If you take no for an answer, there's no point going into show business. But if you laugh in the face of rejection, Hollywood eventually may laugh with you.Meet Carlo Carlei, an Italian film student who spent 12 years trying to make a movie no one wanted...
For True Budget Reform, Congress Should Cut Spending First
As House and Senate conferees gather to reconcile their budget resolutions, they should heed what has been called the First Law of Holes: When you're in a hole, stop digging.Bad fiscal management has put the country in a huge deficit hole - a national...
Four New Concert Series Announced by the Sheldon
The dates are months away, but you may want to pencil them in on your calendar. The Sheldon has announced four new 1995-96 concert subscription series, beginning this fall, with an exciting array of musical talent."Jazz at The Sheldon," "Fantastic Folk"...
French Leader Calmly Affirms Controversial Nuclear Policy
FRANCE'S DEFIANT DECISION to resume nuclear testing drew outrage from every corner of the world Wednesday, but the month-old government serenely insisted that the nation's "vital interests" override diplomatic niceties.South Pacific nations near the...
Friday 'Toon Time
Enough already!</P><P>So many drums are being beaten about "Batman Forever" and "Pocahontas" (an endeavor to which we contribute way, way more than our share in the pages that follow) that we already want to banish the Bat and the Babe...
Get into Get Out
Having just returned from New York, where Disney unveiled "Pocahontas" to the press and about 80,000 others at a screening in Central Park, I can assure you that "Batman Forever" has a formidable opponent in this summer's battle for the box-office dollar....
Get Real Swindling Suspect Won't Get Pay Hike
A man accused of swindling hundreds of nonprofit organizations out of their money didn't have much luck when he told a judge he just couldn't live on $5,000 a month.John Bennett Jr., president of the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy, said the personal...
`Glass Shield' Goes against the Hollywood Grain Charles Burnett's Latest Crime Film Downplays Profanity and Graphic Violence
In 1990, Charles Burnett made one of the best movies nobody ever saw."To Sleep With Anger," in which Danny Glover plays the nearest thing to Satan in human guise since Walter Huston's turn in "The Devil & Daniel Webster," is one of the greatest American...
Golf's Best Could Get Winded at Shinnecock
As the United States Golf Association celebrates the centennial anniversary of its U.S. Open championship, prognostications run rampant.You can take the Ernie Els train, or pick the Shark to feed. You might expect a Raymond Floyd flashback, or Nick...
Great Grooming Elegant Toiletries Give Dad a Dash of Style
MEN ARE vain.They know it. We know it. Why not act on it for Father's Day?There are any number of men's grooming items - old and new - on the market. New ones pack the fragrance counters of department stores almost as overwhelmingly as women's products...
Gwynn, Padres Pull Fast One, Beat Cards 3-0
So much for raising the mound.Starting pitchers Ken Hill of the Cardinals and Joey Hamilton of the San Diego Padres needed no help elevating their games Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.After eight innings and only 1 hour 45 minutes of righthand to righthand...
Hakeem Doubles the Dream Olajuwon Fuels Rockets' Sweep to 2nd Crown
No more talk of one-title wonders.Driven by an electrifying center and sparked by the return of a favorite son, the Houston Rockets completed the most unlikely of National Basketball Association championship repeats, sweeping the Orlando Magic with a...
Hakeem's Dream Complete Olajuwon Fuels Rockets' Sweep to 2nd Crown
No more talk of one-title wonders. The no-respect Rockets must now be included in that elite group of back-to-back National Basketball Association champions.With 35 points and 15 rebounds from its elite player, Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston completed the...
Helium-Sucking Fad Leaves Parent Gasping
Dear Ann Landers: I recently became aware of an alarming fad. One of my children came into the room with a colorful helium balloon she had received on her birthday. She opened the balloon and breathed in some of the helium, which made her voice very...
Hillside Iris Garden Attracts Sightseers to Ocean of Color
A hillside garden right up the road has just been in its fullest glory, as evidenced by the number of cars that were slowing to a creep. Heads popped out of windows, craning to see around a birch tree to the spectacle beyond.The spectacle is Rosaleane...
Homeless Population Continues to Rise
A new report says families with children now make up 51 percent of homeless people in Missouri, and that domestic violence has been a significant cause of homelessness among women and children. The report, by the Missouri Association for Social Welfare,...
House Votes Anti-Missile Plan Funds
The House voted Wednesday to keep $450 million in a defense authorization bill to speed up development of an anti-missile system to defend the United States against a limited missile attack. Critics warned that such a speedup might violate a 1972 arms...
In Japan, Service Is on the Chopping Block
A LMOST EVERYWHERE in Japan, it seems, these days the new mantra is efficiency.I hear it from a friend who writes editorials for a leading newspaper. I hear it from ambitious young people. I hear it from corporate executives. It's time for Japan to change,...
Inmates Sue over Method of Execution
Thirty-six death row inmates filed suit Wednesday alleging that last month's prolonged execution of Emmitt Foster demonstrated that Missouri's lethal-injection method was "cruel and unusual punishment," in violation of the Constitution.The suit, filed...
Inside / outside Artistry
Cildo Meireles: Two Trees Ingrid Hartlieb: Scattered Fragments of Reality Where: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott When: through July 30 Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday</P><P>Appropriately enough...
Inspectors to Use Stickers to Show Flood Damage Level
After damage assessment teams inspect flood-damaged structures, they will put one of three stickers on the building:Orange, meaning the building is condemned because the damage totals at least 50 percent of its market value.White, meaning the structure...
Issue to Annex Lemay Placed on Aug. 8 Ballot
Bella Villa's proposal to annex much of Lemay has reached the ballot.Tuesday was the deadline for putting proposals before voters on Aug. 8. That city and Green Park took advantage of the special election day. Also, two fire districts are holding elections...
Japan Sets Up Fund for Women Enslaved during World War II
The government announced Wednesday the establishment of a fund to help tens of thousands of women whom the Japanese army forced to be sex slaves during World War II.The fund is an attempt to settle a longstanding irritant in relations with other Asian...
Jjk Keeps a Leg Up in Heptathlon
For Dan O'Brien, it was a staggering start. For Jackie Joyner-Kersee, it was business as usual.O'Brien, the world record-holder and two-time world champion in the decathlon, did not have the fastest time for the first time in his career in 100 meters...
John Doe 2 Not Involved in Bombing Man Who Matched FBI Sketches Wasn't Connected to the Crime
After a nationwide manhunt, agents investigating the bombing in Oklahoma City have found John Doe 2 - but he was not involved, the Justice Department admitted Wednesday.Federal officials said the man who resembles the three John Doe 2 sketches put out...
Jordan Runs Cards' Streak to Three
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...
Judge in la Orders Couple to Give Up Adopted Twins
Twin 19-month-old girls will be removed from the home of their adoptive parents and returned to their birth family under a judge's ruling Wednesday.Judge John Henning of Los Angeles County Superior Court acted under a federal law that dictates that the...
Judges Select Commissioner Family Court Goes Full Force in July
St. Charles County Circuit Court judges have appointed Norman C. Steimel III, a lawyer in St. Charles, as Family Court commissioner.Steimel's appointment is the third one to the Family Court and will make the court fully operational on July 1.Steimel,...
Juliana Hatfield
Reviews from around the country of the pop singer who will perform July 8 at Mississippi Nights Boston Globe:Juliana Hatfield wasn't joking. When she promised to rock more on this tour, she meant it. She headed in that direction on her new album, "Only...
Justices Reject Claim of Double Jeopardy in Texas Drug Case Court Also Upholds Taxes on Damage Awards
A person can be charged with a crime even if the same conduct already was used to lengthen the sentence for another offense, the Supreme Court said Wednesday.Such prosecutions do not violate the Constitution's protection against double jeopardy, the...
Kc's Appier Becomes First Nine-Game Winner
The Kansas City Royals four-man rotation has helped Kevin Appier become the first nine-game winner in the majors leagues.The big question now is: Will Appier be pitching as well in August and September as he is in June?"Overall, I like it," Appier said...
Kimberlie Patek; Paralyzed in Accident
Kimberlie Patek, the daughter of a former major leaguer, died in her sleep Wednesday at her home three years after a car accident left her a quadriplegic. She was 23.Ms. Patek had been on a respirator since being paralyzed from the neck down in the accident...
Lady Luck Riverboat Remains in Dry Dock State Gaming Board Delays Casino Bid 12-18 Months
A billboard on Interstate 55 near the Kimmswick exit says the Lady Luck Casino will be opening soon. But it's a safe bet it won't be.The smaller print on the billboard says the opening depends on approval of state gaming authorities. It turns out that...
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