St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 3, 1993

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250 Smithton Residents Sign Petition Calling for Library
More than 250 residents of Smithton have signed petitions calling for a vote on whether to form a library district. The village has no public library.The petitions were filed last week in circuit court in Belleville with a request for a hearing before...
360 Um Employees Get Higher Raises
About 360 employees of the four-campus University of Missouri system will get 1988-89 salary increases exceeding 8 percent, according to tentative salary data released Friday by the university system. The salaries became effective Sept. 1, 1988.The Board...
3 Workers Exposed to Radiation at Weldon Spring Site Doses within Federal Safety Limits, Authorities Say
Three workers at the Weldon Spring cleanup site in St. Charles County got low doses of uranium this summer while dismantling equipment used to enrich the radioactive element for the Defense Department, officials said.The doses were within safety limits...
Aide: Webster Ordered Work for Campaign Office's Use of State Resources Common Knowledge, She Says
When Laurel Ellison was hired by Attorney General William L. Webster in 1988, she was excited about the prospect of designing graphics on new, sophisticated Macintosh computers.But her excitement soon turned into a stomach-wrenching dread when Webster...
American Workers Want More Family Time, Says Study
A five-year study of American workers has come up with findings that most working people know too well:Many workers feel burned out by the end of the day.They don't have enough time with their families.They fear they will be laid off.The report was commissioned...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Our 10-month-old toy poodle is in good health and on a self-feeding program using a recommended dog pellet product. Lately she's been acting strangely.Although we never had any eating problems with her as a pup - only briefly when she was...
An Interesting Take on (Real) Sleepers
I SAW MYSELF on trial, accused by members of my family of falling asleep while we watch movies on the VCR."Not guilty, your honor," I say, but the only reason I say that is that this court does not seem set up to accommodate the plea I'd really like...
Ann Landers
Dear Readers: The following essay appeared in my column several years ago. A reader who had read it in the Muskogee (Okla.) Daily Phoenix sent it to me saying it had changed his life and perhaps it could save others. He asked me to run it again, and...
As Summers Go, It Was a Soggy Scorcher
The big flood was the talk of summer, but the season was no slacker when it came to heat.</P><P>The National Weather Service's review of the traditional three months of summer ranks it the 20th warmest since 1870, when reliable record-keeping...
Audit Faults Method State Used in Abandoned Mine Reclaiming
Proper procedures for selecting architects and engineers were not followed by the state agency that reclaims abandoned mines, a state audit says.The audit says that the Illinois Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council did not subject all consultant...
Ballot Is Set for April 5
Contests to replace retiring mayors in Ferguson and Hazelwood highlight the local elections April 5 in north St. Louis County.Tuesday was the deadline for jurisdictions to certify their candidates with the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners.Aside...
`Beautiful' Beaumont High Facelift Finished; Improvements Overwhelm Faculty, Students
For students and faculty at Beaumont High School, Thursday was more than the usual first day of school. It was a homecoming, and it was sweet.The building, renovated over the last two years, sparkled. It even smelled new."I just think it's beautiful!"...
Big Red Are out; Chiefs Are In
Finally, five years after the fact, St. Louis can sing "Bye Bye Birdie."The football Cardinals flew out of town after the 1987 season but still had a place on the local television airwaves. KMOV, the local station that has the option of showing the...
Blues Talking Trade but Don't Appear Set to Make Deal
When a bid to land free-agent enforcer Marty McSorley failed last Friday, Blues general manager Ron Caron vowed to continue pursuing top-flight talent.So in the past week, the Blues have:Discussed trade possibilities for Phil Housley, the high-scoring...
Braves Win on Ricochet Hit
The Atlanta Braves left their mark on pitcher Dave Burba and the San Francisco Giants.The Braves cut San Francisco's lead in the NL West back to 3 1/2 games, winning their last scheduled meeting against the Giants 5-3 Thursday night on Ron Gant's ricochet...
Braves Win on Ricochet Hit
The Atlanta Braves cut San Francisco's lead in the National League West back to 3 1/2 games Thursday night. They won their last scheduled meeting against the Giants 5-3 on Ron Gant's ricochet single off pitcher Dave Burba.Barry Bonds hit his 40th home...
Briefs
WORLD SOUTH AFRICA Peace Day Targets Nation's Violence From political leaders to bus drivers, South Africans black and white joined in "Peace Day" activities Thursday aimed at ending the nation's endemic violence.</P><P>People wore...
Briefs
ALTON Water Line Breaks; Boil Order Returns For 3,000 Part of Alton was under a "boil water" order Thursday, just 13 days after residents were told their water was safe to drink after weeks of flood contamination.</P><P>The problem...
Briefs Column
ST. LOUIS BELL TELEPHONE Repairs Under Way In Chesterfield</P><P>Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. says technicians are working to assure that phone service will be ready in the Chesterfield area when customers return to recently flooded...
`Brokered Convention': How One Could Develop for Democrats
A whole generation of Americans has grown up without seeing a "brokered convention."But with the Democratic vote fragmented in the primaries and caucuses to date, and with party rules that accent the proportional distribution of delegates, the Democrats...
Buyer Beware: International Funds Glitzy, but Risky
International investments are the mutual fund industry's equivalent of Jurassic Park: an attraction that could take small investors on a wild ride.The popularity of these funds, focusing on foreign countries and regions, has soared as individuals look...
Cards Have a Chance to Play Spoilers in NL West Race
The Cardinals are involved in a pennant race again. Unfortunately, it is the National League Western Division race.The spice went out of any NL East race when the Cardinals slumped in August. The second-place Montreal Expos, not first-place Philadelphia,...
Champions Twin Brothers Are Talented Coaches
The scene at the St. Louis Soccer Park last week was almost comical."I'd call for a substitution and both teams would look toward the bench, trying to figure it out," Nerinx Hall coach Tim Champion said. "With both teams along the same sideline, there...
Civil Rights, Labor Rights Are Interwoven
Martin Luther King Jr., the most compelling orator and moral force of his generation, a Nobel Peace Prize winner whose vision of how people should treat each other shook the conscience of a vast nation, died fighting for living wages for garbage workers...
Clergy Fellowship Discusses Issues
On the first Wednesday of every month, about 30 members of the Greater St. Charles Fellowship of Clergy meet in area churches, schools and hospitals.</P><P>They listen to speeches on social issues affecting today's church. They keep...
Clinton's Policy for Haiti Pays Off
Haiti, everyone will surely recall, was supposed to be Exhibit A in any list of President Bill Clinton's deepest flaws and most flagrant rookie goofs.How appropriate and symbolic that this week Haiti became an excellent example of a Clinton success.Haiti...
Clinton to Tone Down Health Proposals, Officials Say
President Bill Clinton has decided to jettison some of the ambitious plans for health benefits that he and his advisers decided should be guaranteed to all Americans, officials said Thursday.Because of concerns about cost, the health-care overhaul initially...
Cool & Unusual
Time flies: This weekend marks the fifth anniversary of the celebrated Venice Cafe, the Benton Park bazaar of the bizarre.In keeping with Venice tradition, co-owner Jeff Lockheed reports nothing special is planned for the occasion but promises fun and...
Cyclones Blow through N. Illinois 54-10
Bob Utter threw three long touchdown passes and scored on a 50-yard run, leading Iowa State to a 54-10 season-opening victory over Northern Illinois on Thursday night.Utter, who has missed much of the last two seasons because of injuries, was sharp after...
Danforth Labels Perot a Threat to Trade Pact
Sen. John Danforth believes that maverick Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot could be a major threat to congressional passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement."I think that Ross Perot is an almost unbelievably irresponsible person," said Danforth,...
Demjanjuk Hit with New Accusation
A Nazi hunter said Thursday that he had raised a new lead in the John Demjanjuk case with Israel's attorney general: that Demjanjuk had told one of his jailers that he was a soldier at a Nazi death camp.But Attorney General Yosef Harish gave no indication...
Development Wins OK after Dispute Lot Sizes Changed in Response to Complaints
The St. Charles County Council gave its nod of approval this week to a new housing subdivision along Knaust Road near St. Peters.The council approved residential zoning and a preliminary plan for a 115-acre site known as Knaust Homestead. The approval...
`Drood'
THE ONLY show in the Muny's lineup that has never before played in the park is "Drood!", a musical mystery by Rupert Holmes that won five Tony Awards in 1986. The show opens July 18 and runs through July 24.Loosely based on "The Mystery of Edwin Drood,"...
Edberg Exits in Round 2 Disgruntled Becker Survives Marathon
Night turned to day, day to night, yet on and on toiled Boris Becker. Stefan Edberg came and went, the U.S. Open's two-time defending champ gone in the second round, and still there was Becker playing his 24-hour first-round match.Becker ended his marathon...
Edberg Exits in Round 2 Novacek Eliminates Defending Champ
Stefan Edberg barely glanced up at the final lob. He couldn't reach it and he couldn't race back for it. And with that lob, he knew, the defense of his two successive U.S. Open titles was over.Edberg danced on the tightrope until he finally fell off,...
Ex-Press Aides Assail Speakes over 'Quotes'
Question: When are the president's words not the president's words?Answer: A lot of the time.Past and present White House aides say former presidential spokesman Larry Speakes went too far when he quoted President Ronald Reagan as saying things in meetings...
Father Silences School Bells for Kindergartner, 6
AS THOUSANDS of children start their first day in school Tuesday, 6-year-old Hyacinth O'Hara will be at home in Florissant watching television with her father.And that's the way her father, David O'Hara, wants it.For the second year in a row, O'Hara...
Fired State Worker `Made the Fall Guy,' His Attorney Insists
A child-welfare investigator fired by the state on charges of failing to prevent the beating death of a 2-year-old boy in Wood River was defended Thursday as a career officer dedicated to protecting children.Frank Myers of Jerseyville, a retired Wood...
Future of Mobile Home Parks Unclear
The fate of flood-damaged mobile-home parks north of St. Charles remains uncertain.St. Charles County officials would like to buy them and persuade the owners to move out of the flood plain, but the county lacks the money.Also, the owners have not decided...
Giant among Giants Personalities Aside, Barry Bonds Is the Best Thing Going in Baseball
The Superstar, approached for an interview in spring training, refused the request, then slammed his glove against a locker to emphasize his feelings."Why the hell don't you leave me alone?" the star snapped.Another time, The Superstar was told that...
Gold Funds Dulled by August Drop 1993, Bloomberg Business News
After five months of brilliance, gold mutual funds are losing their luster. Values are declining. Redemptions are rising.This is major news in the investment business, which has always been perplexed by gold. The most precious of metals dropped to $366.30...
Golfers May Give Clinton the Shaft
A FINE FLAP is brewing because some of our finest professional golfers don't want to visit the White House and meet President Clinton.They are members of the Ryder Cup team, which will represent this country against the best European players later this...
Half Right: Actually, the Sun Sawed in 1/2 Has It All Together
YOU CAN LEARN a lot about a band that writes its own songs from music that it didn't write.The first time you encounter a new group, about the only basis of recognition is provided by the songs by other people that it "covers." If those connect, you...
Health Plan Targeted for 1996, White House Says
Most Americans will be guaranteed medical coverage by 1996 under President Bill Clinton's health-care reform plan, the White House said Thursday. It also ruled out short-term price controls.Answering questions from reporters, Clinton vowed to bring down...
Heart/kidney Transplant Performed
STAT! Transplant surgeons at St. Louis University Hospital are keeping busy saving lives. Recently, the team performed five transplants in one day (one heart, one liver, two kidneys and one kidney/pancreas). The surgeons also performed the region's...
Heavy Damage to Area Roads Revealed as Floodwater Recedes
The receding floodwater in St. Charles County is beginning to reveal the costly damage sustained by county roads.Joe Nichols, administrator of the county Highway Department, says that Augusta Bottom Road was severely damaged and may cost as much as $1...
Hebrank Brings Youth, Hope as 1st-Year Coach
Bob Hebrank is bringing a lot of hope and optimism to his first year as coach of Lindenwood College's women's volleyball team.Hebrank is a young coach at 26, but he has had the experience of being an assistant coach at a top high school program at Incarnate...
Houses at Churchill Village Are Priced from $107,000
Spacious single family houses from Taylor-Morley-Simon Inc. are now available to residents of north St. Louis County residents. Churchill Village at Barrington Downs, located at New Halls Ferry & Shackelford roads, features ranch, 1 1/2- and two-story...
How to Know When to Sell Investments
Back up the truck.Sometimes it's best to unload an investment, rather than hang on until the bitter end. In the current period of record market highs, more and more investors are wondering whether it's time to take profits and get out while they're ahead.Here...
Illinois Children Still in Harm's Way
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has been under pressure in recent years to do a better job in keeping track of children under its protection. At one point a court ordered the agency to reduce the number of clients assigned to...
Illinois Howls at FEMA over Unequal Formulas
The Clinton administration's new test for bestowing higher rates of flood assistance to states is getting mixed reviews along the Mississippi River.</P><P>Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan is confident that Missouri will meet the test, which...
Illinois Hurls Protest at FEMA over New Flood-Relief Formulas 75 Pct. Rate vs. 90 Pct. in Missouri Creates Furor
The Clinton administration's new test for bestowing higher rates of flood assistance to states is getting mixed reviews along the Mississippi River.</P><P>Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan is confident that Missouri will meet the test, which...
`I'm Not Bitter,' Says Innocent Man Sent to Prison
Charles Logan thought he was doing the right thing when he asked that police put him in a lineup for a crime he knew he didn't commit.</P><P>Instead, a witness picked him out as a robber - one of many bolts of bad luck and mistaken identity...
Inexperience Shouldn't Hold O'fallon High Down
O'Fallon High football coach Gary Bridell won't get any sympathy from his rivals in the Mississippi Valley Conference.He probably isn't looking for any, either.The traditionally tough Panthers have been decimated by graduation. Yet, Bridell and his players...
Israel, PLO Days Away from Recognition Pact, Self-Rule Agreement Only Minor Snags Remain, Leaders Say
Israel and the PLO may take the historic step of recognizing each other in days, both sides said Thursday. That will set the stage for Palestinian self-rule in the Gaza Strip and West Bank town of Jericho.Some snags have developed in reaching agreement...
Jacksonville's Deal: Order a Premium Seat, Get a Pizza
As the National Football League's premium-seating campaign winds down, St. Louis is offering curb-side service. Jacksonville is offering curb-side service - and a pizza.Club-seat or luxury-box purchasers in that Florida city need only call their nearest...
Kickoff for Fall Sports Tonight
The high school sports season will go into full swing tonight when most area schools kick off their football campaigns.In GAC games, St. Charles West plays host to archrival St. Charles while Fort Zumwalt South entertains Duchesne. In other games, Wentzville...
Killing at ATM Prompts Warning `You've Got to Be Aware,' Bank Says
The St. Louis parking lot where a man was shot to death at an automatic teller machine is well-lighted and well-used, a bank official said Thursday."Kids play ball there at night, and I'm surprised the neighbors haven't complained about the light," said...
La's Astacio Dominates Pirates
Pedro Astacio pitched three-hit ball for eight innings Thursday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0.Astacio (11-7) struck out eight and walked one. In two starts against the Pirates this year, he pitched 15 shutout innings...
Last Black Flees Town, Killed Later Robbers Shoot Man Who Tried to Escape Racism
William Simpson was the last black to move from now all-white Vidor, Texas, saying he had enough of racist taunts, obscene gestures and threats of lynching.Simpson headed for Beaumont, six miles away, a refining and petrochemical city of 100,000. Hours...
Lee Iacocca Leaves Board at Chrysler Steps Down as Director, Will Remain a Consultant
Lee Iacocca, who led Chrysler Corp.'s early 1980s comeback from the edge of bankruptcy, quit the company's board of directors Thursday in a move that symbolized a changing of the guard at the nation's No. 3 automaker.The move surprised some, because...
Lions Eager to Open, Bury the Past
Lindenwood College football coach Jeff Driskill can't wait for Saturday afternoon. Neither can his players.When the Lions kick off against Missouri Valley College at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium, they'll finally be able to put...
Live-In Girlfriend Wants Marriage
Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been living together for a year and a half. We just had a baby girl. The problem is that he told me we would get married before the baby was born, and we didn't. He also told me we would get married before the holidays,...
Marchers Achieve Only Hollow Victory from 1963 Protest
THE PEOPLE WHO gathered last Sunday night to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Jefferson Bank protest had reason to be proud.Their protest changed the face of the St. Louis business community. Technically, of course, they were protesting only...
Mariners Make Room for Sheets
Edgar Martinez will be out for the remainder of the season, the Seattle Mariners announced Thursday.Martinez, last year's American League batting champion, has been out with a hamstring pull for much of the year. The Mariners put him on the 60-day disabled...
Mary Pierce's Overbearing Father at Forefront of Tennis Problem
There's a wonderful scene in "Searching for Bobby Fischer" in which the lunatic parents of children competing in a chess tournament are lured into a basement and locked behind a cage for the rest of the competition. Upon learning they were free of parental...
Men's Team Loaded with Talent, Planning to Use It `If This Wasn't College, It Might Be a Problem'
Is it possible for a soccer team to have too much talent? Lindenwood College men's coach Thom Champion doesn't think so."If this wasn't college soccer, it might be a problem," Champion said. "But the game at this level is so physical and so competitive....
Merger of California Utilities Proposed
Southern California Edison Co. proposed Tuesdayto merge with San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and create the nation's largest electric utility, even though SDG&E agreed last month to link up with neighboring Tucson Electric Power Co.Southern California Edison...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Killing Field: ANNE-MARI JOHANSSON, a Swedish farmer, is suing the owners of a golf course for $2,515, claiming that two of her cows dropped dead because they swallowed golf balls hit into a field where her animals graze.She said the balls litter the...
Movie about the Twist Is an Entertaining History Lesson
"TWIST" No MPAA rating. Running time: 1:30.</P><P>RON MANN'S movie "The Twist" is funny and poignant, as well as an important history lesson.</P><P>The Twist, like much of American popular culture, got started in the ghetto.</P><P>The...
Mu Takes a Look at Big Ten Options
What once were murmurs of University of Missouri interest in joining the Big Ten Conference have grown distinctly audible.A dozen prominent businessmen statewide have filed incorporation papers to create, "MU - A National Asset." Ostensibly, the non-profit...
NAFTA Could Stop Human Flow at Border
If NAFTA were a candidate instead of the North American Free Trade Agreement, he or she would be hearing counsel to seek another line of work. Large blocs of citizens, from the right to the left, think NAFTA has too much baggage - a phrase that President...
Nepotism Purge Is All Relative
THANK YOU, Governor Carnahan!Thanks for discovering the evil that exists in state government - nepotism - and getting rid of it.I'm talking, of course, about your firing of Jeanette McCrary, who was director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial...
New Response to Urban Decay
The Clinton administration's urban policy is turning out to be a souped-up version of the old enterprise zone concept that Republicans have long viewed as the salvation of America's inner cities. Under the GOP approach, the program would have been limited...
October Farm Shipments Jump 9 Pct
Farm exports totaled 12.2 million metric tons in October, 9 percent above the levels of the previous month and the same period last year, the Agriculture Department said Tuesday.The nation's trade surplus in agricultural goods for October was placed...
Old-Fashioned Woody Allen - for a Change
"MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:48.</P><P>We're not talking vintage Woody Allen, or even great Woody Allen, when it comes to "Manhattan Murder Mystery." But it's old-fashioned Woody Allen, and it's mostly good...
Palestinian Aid Called Key to Pact's Success
PRESIDENT BILL Clinton's administration is trying to raise about $200 million from its allies to pay for the start-up of Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and the city of Jericho.The initial international aid package, as well as the prospect of millions...
Pap Smears Are Needed after a Hysterectomy
Dear Dr. Donohue: If a woman has a hysterectomy, do they remove the cervix? Is it necessary to have a Pap smear yearly?The cervix is the neck, the lowermost part of the uterus. It has always been a troublesome part, prone to cancer. But Pap smears are...
Patterson Comes out of Minors, Delivers a Major Hit for Giants
John Patterson used a 32-ounce bat to extract Barry Bonds' size 12 foot from his mouth.John Patterson? Isn't that a college in North Jersey. Sorry, that's William Paterson.John Patterson? The second baseman-outfielder got here from a rehabilitation assignment...
Pearl Jam, En Vogue, Aerosmith Take Home MTV Video Awards
The Seattle grunge sound of Pearl Jam swept the 10th annual MTV Video Music Awards as the teen suicide lament "Jeremy" claimed best video and three other honors Thursday night."I guess you got to say thanks," grumbled the lead singer, Eddie Vedder. "If...
People
Buckingham Palace denied a magazine report that DIANA, THE PRINCESS OF WALES, bought a six-room vacation home in southern France.Paris-Match said the Princess of Wales paid Belgian baritone Jose Van Dam 10 million francs, or $1.72 million, for the converted...
Pittsburgh Upsets S. Mississippi in Majors' 2nd Panthers Debut
Johnny Majors made his second successful debut at Pitt on Thursday night, with Curtis Martin scoring twice and Tom Tumulty making two key defensive plays to preserve the Panthers' 14-10 victory over Southern Mississippi.The victory came two decades after...
Plan Now for Health Care in Old Age
Many people plan for retirement, but not for the possibility that they may someday need care in a nursing home. They often expect to fall back on Medicaid for such coverage.The new budget law, however, has considerably tightened the restrictions on Medicaid...
Plan to Widen Jungs Station Unpopular with Residents
Some residents along Jungs Station Road may not like it, but the county Highway Department plans to widen that road to include a center turn lane.</P><P>"The reason for the turn lane is when you exceed 10,000 cars per day, anyone stopped...
PLO Allies Mounting Opposition to Deal for Peace with Israel Officials Angry That They Were Kept in Dark
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat convened an emergency session of his mainstream Fatah faction Thursday night to consider a plan for mutual recognition by Israel and the PLO. But he appeared to face considerable opposition to the historic peace initiative...
Plowing under Theories on Russians and War
I WAS bowled over by the news that New England farmers are now buying a lot of Russian tractors. A few years ago, I used this column to announce my final fallback position on nuclear war: the Russian missiles won't work. That position was based on what...
Probe Targets Developers' Use of Escrow Federal Inquiry under Way
U.S. Attorney Stephen Higgins said Thursday that his office was investigating whether criminal violations occurred in the handling of money deposited by residential developers to guarantee construction of subdivision streets, sewers and other improvements.Higgins...
Rebirth in Housing Could Follow Flood
What is the impact of the Great Flood of '93 on the status of low-income housing in the St. Louis area? The extent of the devastation is not yet known, but we do know two things: It will compound the scarcity of affordable housing here, and it will severely...
Renewed Strife, Winter's Hardships Loom for Bosnians Failed Talks Likely to Intensify Fighting between Muslims, Croats
THE COLLAPSE of Bosnian peace talks sets the scene for renewed fighting and a rise in human tragedy as winter's deadly cold approaches.Talks between warring Serbs, Croats and Muslims broke off Wednesday, exactly one year after the negotiations began....
Reputed Killer's Confession Clears Up 2 Crimes Here Man Suspected of Rampage in 2 Other States Is Jailed in Idaho
A suspected serial killer and rapist in custody in Idaho has told police that he kidnapped and shot Jamie M. Masengill in Bridgeton last year and left her for dead.</P><P>James E. Wood, 45, was surprised when he learned that Masengill,...
Rivermen Top S. Dakota St. as Pilz Stars
South Dakota State's nickname - the Jackrabbits - was a misnomer.These guys weren't Jackrabbits. They were big, bulky and brawny and liked the half-court game, which the University of Missouri-St. Louis disdains.Still, the Rivermen persevered, beating...
Ruling Aids Rebuilding in Flood Plain
Hundreds of Missourians will be able to rebuild homes in the flood plain rather than having to move to higher ground because of a federal policy decision Thursday.The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a policy statement that permits Missouri...
Runners Expecting to Be among Leaders in the Nation Again
Lindenwood College cross country coach Gary White isn't hiding his high expectations for the men's team this fall.The Lions were among the country's top teams last season before being upended at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District...
Sara Gilbert Juggling Yale, `Roseanne'
IT WOULD have been a typical television handling of events: Teen star leaves successful series for college, teen's character leaves TV home for art school, loyal audience bids the character farewell, cast moves on with the business of entertaining.But...
Scorchers Are on Fire Again
IN THE EARLY '80s, Jason and the Scorchers seemed ready to take Nashville rock through its next evolutionary phase.In describing his band's mix of Burrito Brothers-style country rock and punk's slash-and-burn, guitar-driven aggression, Jason Ringenberg...
Sellout of Club Seats Achieved Some Luxury Boxes Are Unsold as NFL Sales Campaign Closes
It won't be official until today, but for all intents and purposes the St. Louis NFL Partnership achieved a club-seat sellout Thursday. However, the Partnership will fall short of a sellout in luxury boxes as the two-month, premium-seat campaign concludes...
Semo Football Hit by an `Earthquake' Anderson Emerges as Top Rusher
When Kelvin Anderson was 8 or 9, he got into trouble with his aunt. To avoid a whipping, Kelvin ran out of the house and across a field. His aunt "couldn't catch him," his grandmother, Esteena Brown, recalled. "She had to come back and get the car to...
September Is a Month to Savor
To a sentimental old sop like yours truly, September is the grandest month in baseball this side of March. Spring training is all talk, which is terrific against a backdrop of cactus and palm trees, but now it's all action.There is nothing quite as special...
Sins of the Father Too Strong for Truth?
Shortly after President Bill Clinton nominated Gen. John Shalikashvili to be the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I ran into Louis Begley, award-winning novelist and Holocaust survivor."There's something wrong with his story," Begley said of...
Sports Shorts
Hatalsky Leads, Haas 2 Back In Milwaukee</P><P>Morris Hatalsky had eight birdies and shot 64 Thursday, taking a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Greater Milwaukee Open in Franklin, Wis. He won the tournament 10 years ago.</P><P>Steve...

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