St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 21, 1994

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3 Banks See Profits Jump Sharply
Three more big St. Louis banks Thursday reported double-digit profit jumps for 1993, capping off one of the most spectacular years ever for banks her and across the country.Banks' profits soared last year as lower interest rates cut the money banks pay...
3 Talented Old Men: Don Was Is Interested
YOUTH IS WHERE the action is in pop music, right? So if you're starting a new record company, whom would you sign?How about Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, 51, troubadour and actor Kris Kristofferson, 57, and former Rascals singer Felix Cavaliere -...
Alderman Dussold Won't Seek Re-Election
Henry J. Dussold, a veteran member of the O'Fallon Board of Aldermen, will sit out the April 5 municipal election."I'll be 72 years old," he said this week as he disclosed his decision not to file for re-election to a fifth term from the 2nd Ward. "After...
All-Star Family Joining Joseph for His Big Game
At least one person was moved to tears by the appearance of Blues goalie Curtis Joseph on "The Today Show" Thursday morning.His daughter Madison, 2."She cried when she saw me," Joseph said.Not that it was a dramatic performance. Madison cried because...
A Matter of Self-Defense
An impasse has been reached in the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. No Western deus ex machina will descend from the clouds to open the airport at Tuzla or to bombard artillery on the hills surrounding Sarajevo or, much less, to impose a settlement.No diplomatic...
Ambush Again Loses Two Bills
For the second time in two months, Shane Battelle and Brian McBride have backed out of an agreement to play for the Ambush.This time, the St. Louis University seniors said they would miss too many classes if they honored an oral agreement to play with...
Another Geriatric Buddy Movie
"WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:02.</P><P>NOW IS the time for all old actors to come to the aid of the movie business.</P><P>No, that isn't a line for a typing test, but what seems to be a recent...
Area Boxers Featured on Card Monday at Henry VIII
Area boxers Gary Edwards of St. Peters and Wes Keene of St. Charles will be featured in a seven-bout professional boxing card Monday at Henry VIII Hotel in Bridgeton.Edwards, a 205-pounder, will take on Jordan Keepers of Milwaukee while the 225-pound...
At Sundance Film Festival, Discovery Is the Draw
FOR 10 days, starting Thursday, a small Rocky Mountain ski resort will be the unlikely center of the film world.There is little in Park City, Utah, that would normally beckon to Hollywood types. It's a town where shopping is largely limited to flannel...
A Year Later, Hawkeyes Cope with Street's Loss
About a week ago, Iowa basketball coach Tom Davis started thinking about how January 1993 had gone for his players."I knew that date was coming up," Davis said. "It really has been a tough thing. I didn't think it would be, but then someone asked me...
Bible Scholar Spreads the Word Retirement Puts Noted Theologian to Work on Road
When the Rev. Bruce Metzger retired from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1984, the renowned Bible scholar took to the road.For the past 10 years Metzger, 80, has traveled at least once a month from his home in Princeton, N.J., to churches and universities...
Big Red Will Keep Bugel, Paper Says
Joe Bugel will keep his job as coach of the Phoenix Cardinals at least one more season, according to sources in the National Football League.The Phoenix Gazette said in Thursday's editions that an announcement ending speculation over Bugel's future was...
Bills' Dobbs a 'Dozer Inside 6-3 Forward Pushes to Top
David Robinson got his first earful of Donnie Dobbs a couple of seasons ago, on a junior-college basketball court. "Mr." Robinson was playing for Indian Hills and "Double Danger" Dobbs for Southeastern, a couple of powerhouse Iowa jucos."We had a great...
Bobbitt Case Goes to Jury; Her State of Mind an Issue
An emotionally battered Lorena Bobbitt lashed back at her sexually abusive husband by cutting off his penis, her defense lawyer said in closing arguments Thursday.The prosecutor conceded that Lorena Bobbitt had been abused during her four-year marriage...
Book It Priory's Barry Getting the Message from Host of Recruiters
Shelia Barry can't imagine any athlete enduring more recruiting attention than her son, Ken Barry. Not that it couldn't happen; she just can't think what it would be like."I could write a book, and it wouldn't be like some of the stuff you hear," she...
Born to Act Good Genes and Thorough Preparation Make Daniel Day-Lewis the Consummate Pro
DRESSED all in black, from scuffed boots to rumpled T-shirt, and with a couple of days' growth of beard, Daniel Day-Lewis looks as if he could fade into the background, be anonymous in a crowd.Quite a trick for a movie star, but then again, in eight...
Briefcase
NATIONAL THE ECONOMY Housing Starts Up 6.2% To New Four-Year To New Four-Year High</P><P>New housing construction rose 6.2 percent in December to the highest level in almost four years, bolstered by low mortgage rates and growing consumer...
Briefs
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA U.N. Needs To Get Tough Or Get Out, Official Says</P><P>The United Nations has largely failed in its relief effort in war-torn Bosnia and should either get tough by bringing in more soldiers or get out, a senior U.N....
Buds Czech Brewer, Busch Ending Squabble
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. will get first chance among foreign brewers to buy part of Budvar NP, the Czech company that turns out a rival brand of Budweiser beer.After six years of talks, Anheuser-Busch executives and Czechoslovakian officials reached...
Bumpy Road O'liney Traveled a Curious Path to Mizzou
He has zigged through anguish, zagged through confusion and arrived at a chance for redemption."He's a hero down here now," said Benny Washington, O'Liney's coach at Woodham (Fla.) High. "I tell my kids all the time: If Paul O'Liney can make it, anybody...
Bunkered in, Officials Gave Aid `with No Egos'
Less than half an hour after the earthquake tore through Los Angeles at 4:31 a.m. Monday, a cadre of emergency workers descended on a subterranean City Hall bunker to guide the recovery.They would spend the next 24 hours sifting through thousands of...
Campus Incorrectness
Add Pennsylvania's Swarthmore College to the list of institutions that have succumbed to the wrongheaded dictates of political correctness. There, the issue is sexual harassment, as alleged by Alexis Clinansmith against Ewart Yearwood, two freshmen....
Capital Huddles in Coat of Ice Buildings, Businesses Cut Hours, Save Heat
Janitors turned off the lights and cranked down the heat in many federal buildings in the nation's capital Thursday to let power companies keep up with demand as temperatures rose all the way to 18 degrees.The conservation efforts helped utilities avoid...
Cards' Meyer: Timing Was Right for Revenue-Sharing Accord
Now that the baseball owners have finally approved - unanimously - a revenue-sharing plan, their next mission is to persuade the players' association that the sport needs a salary cap. But Cardinals President Stuart Meyer said he didn't think any agreement...
Carnahan, Officials Visit Flooded Areas Here
Gov. Mel Carnahan toured flood-ravaged areas in St. Charles County Tuesday for the first time since the waters receded in September.Carnahan rode in a bus with local officials and politicians. A blanket of snow softened the edges of the destruction,...
China Approves U.S. Checks of Prison Factories Bentsen Still Seeks More Progress on Rights
China has agreed to let U.S. officials check five prison factories for evidence that they produce goods for illegal export to the United States, Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said Thursday.The two sides reached the oral agreement at a time when the...
China Oks Check of Five Prison Factories
China has agreed to let U.S. officials check five prison factories for evidence that they produce goods for illegal export to the United States, Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said Thursday.The two sides reached the oral agreement at a time when the...
Church Notes
Building VoteThe congregation of St. Charles Presbyterian Church, Gamble and Sibley streets, St. Charles, will vote at 3 p.m. Sunday on the question of building a new church. Absentee ballots will not be accepted. Those who need transportation may call...
`Citizen of Year' Honor to Conoyer
The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will honor four people at its annual meeting and awards banquet tonight at the Columns Banquet Center.J. Michael Conoyer will be feted as Citizen of the Year for 1993. In addition, three others will receive Distinguished...
Clinton Sums Up 1st Year: A `Different Life'
President Bill Clinton lamented on Thursday night the tough scrutiny of presidential nominees as he said his first year in office had been tough but rewarding.Marking that anniversary with an appearance on CNN's "Larry King Live," Clinton said he was...
Coaches Should Extend Their Concern to Academic Achievement
I wish the black college basketball coaches who have been raising such a fuss over how many scholarships they can offer aspiring athletes would aim at least some of their rage at an even more disturbing question: how few of their student athletes ever...
Cold Hits Hard at Agencies That Help Needy Quilts, Clothes, Heaters, Food, Money Needed
The bitter cold may be easing its grip on the area, but its effects on the poor and the agencies that help them will sting for a long time to come.The sub-zero cold and snow of the past few days have caused a run on winter supplies at the agencies. They...
Cold's Exit May Be a Short Timeout Forecasters Predict New Snap Next Week
The herald of a springlike thaw this weekend comes with some gray fine print: Enjoy it in a hurry.Forecasters are calling for the St. Louis area to break out of freezing temperatures sometime today, reach the 40s Saturday and probably the 50s on Sunday...
Conspiracy Theory in Foster's Death
Here is a prediction I offer with distaste: Sooner or later, a television network will mount a made-for-TV "docudrama" about the suicide of Vincent Foster, the White House associate counsel and friend of President and Mrs. Bill Clinton who shot himself...
Drooping Eyelid May Be Symptom of Myasthenia
Dear Dr. Donohue: My mother noticed one day that my eyelid was drooping. I looked closely, and sure enough, it was. One doctor says it looks like myasthenia. What might a neurologist have to do about it? How do they tell?In myasthenia - muscle weakness...
East St. Louis (0-14) Forfeits 10 Victories
The fortunes of the East St. Louis High basketball team have gone from rosy to bleak.The Flyers won 10 of their first 13 games and seemingly had overcome the loss of several key players on last season's 25-4 team, including All-Metro performer Tyrone...
Embattled Harding Vows Not to Quit; `Skating Is My Life'
Tonya Harding whirled around the ice Thursday, smiling, laughing and nailing five triple axels as if unconcerned by fresh allegations that she encouraged and helped plot the attack on Olympic rival Nancy Kerrigan.A crowd of more than 100 fans, cheering,...
Finding Value in Your Moldy, Old Certificates
Your stock certificates, unfortunately, are worthless.Those somber words have appeared many times in this column in response to readers whose dusty attics and desk drawers had offered up old certificates that they fervently hoped would be of financial...
Grounded High Schools in Illinois Outlaw Tossing Routines by Cheerleaders
Illinois cheerleaders can no longer throw one another in their sideline routines. And that has thrown some of them for a loop."This is such a bummer," said Brooke Bjorkman, a senior on Granite City High School's basketball cheerleading squad. "Boys in...
Guns Killing More Youth, Group Says
Nearly 50,000 children and teen-agers were killed by guns from 1979 through 1991, the Children's Defense Fund said Tuesday.The group used the release of its annual yearbook on the state of America's children to urge stronger regulation of the sale, manufacture...
Hibernating Bears Are Due to Start High-Fiving Soon
After Wednesday's near-miss against Oklahoma State, the Southwest Missouri State University basketball team has lost four of its last five games. The Bears have slipped to 7-6 overall with a tough road test looming Saturday at Bradley (10-3).Sounds like...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. DON'T MISS Tom Russell and Andrew Hardin, Off Broadway, Friday, Jan. 21Tom Russell has passed...
How to Look for Future Stock Winners
If you're still kicking yourself for not spotting Home Depot about a dozen years ago, or Paramount Communications more recently, here's some advice - look for future stock winners in the big trends in a variety of areas.Big trends ripple down to industry...
`Incumbent' CBS Keeps Hands on Winter Games
CBS, its brass insists, hasn't bunkered itself.The network confirmed this week that it paid a record $375 million for rights to televise the 1988 Winter Olympics from Japan.The logical assumption is that CBS is reacting in a "sign 'em at all costs" mentality...
Inman Was Safired, but He Didn't Have to Quit
MINUTES after Bobby Inman backed out as the next secretary of defense because New York Times columnist William Safire was mean to him, I called 10 acquaintances and did a fast poll.I picked these 10 people because none is in the news business, politics...
Insider, Outsider Take Their Leaves
Nobody should be surprised. After all, much of the high-voltage news that has been jolting us lately comes in the form of old stories and fables. We have had Snow White (Nancy Kerrigan) and Samson and Delilah (the Bobbitts). Why is it so strange, then,...
Is This Bananas? Guest Insists on Washing Them
Dear Abby: Recently a family member married a woman from a different part of the country. I mention this because perhaps the region she comes from may have some bearing on the answer to this question.They visit us twice a year and we like them both,...
It's Another Champion for Lindenwood
The Lindenwood College soccer programs will definitely have a new look next fall.Tim Champion will take over the women's program, replacing Debbie Washburn, who resigned after the 1993 season.The men's program at Lindenwood will also have a new coach...
Jazz Players Take Turns in Spotlight
THERE'S an old saying in the music world - "If you're not sure who the leader of a group is, just count the solos. Whoever gets the most is the leader." While that approach certainly rings true a good deal of the time, it certainly would have been of...
Just Another One of the Guys? the Role Suits Montana to a `T'
The hot new T-shirts showing up on local torsos read: "Just Say Joe."Joe Montana is so huge here he can overshadow an entire team. But he, his teammates and opponents know there is more to the Kansas City Chiefs than their Hall of Fame quarterback."Joe...
Kc Loves Joe Montana Brings State of Euphoria
It's Tuesday afternoon at Fuzzy's Sports Bar, and Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana is picking apart the Houston Oilers. Again.At this popular fan hangout, the magical playoff game tape is played over and over and over on the televisions overhead. Folks...
La's Children of Fear `Why Is God So Mad at Us?' Girl Questions
Three-year-old Oscar Abrago sleeps with his shoes on now, just in case another earthquake comes in the middle of the night, his family says.Each time a new aftershock rumbles through the San Fernando Valley, 6-year-old Aurora Ortega reaches for her aunt's...
Let It Be, Again: The Beatles Reunite
Yeah, yeah, yeah!: It's official. Or at least it's officially confirmed by two separate sources.According to both Goldmine magazine and The New Yorker, for the first time since the Beatles called it quits in 1970, the group's three surviving members...
List of Those Killed in Earthquake
A list of 51 fatalities from Monday's earthquake in Los Angeles, according to The Associated Press: Freeway CollapseLos Angeles motorcycle Officer Clarence W. Dean, 46, killed in collapse of a freeway. Building CollapsesSixteen killed in a Northridge...
Man Held in Slaying on Bridge Carjackers Threw Woman into Icy River, Police Say
Bullet casings, blood stains and a red scarf marked the spot on the McKinley Bridge where authorities say a woman from south St. Louis County was shot and thrown into the Mississippi River after carjackers confronted her on a shopping center parking...
Man Survives Inferno, Journey to Reach Kin He Escapes Truck Blast, Then Walks 10 Miles
Jimmy Menzi's pickup stalled at Balboa Boulevard and Rinaldi Street in suburban Granada Hills Monday morning, shortly after the earthquake. Menzi did what anyone would do - he turned the ignition key.Simultaneously, the intersection exploded into a fireball,...
Maverick Carey Tries to Tame the Teamsters
"This time we came through the front door," Ron Carey was saying Wednesday night, with a mix of irony and relish. "Last time, we used the back door. Some places still wish we wouldn't come in any door."Carey, president of the Teamsters union, was sitting...
Mcdonald Swaps Big Red Futility for Playoff Glory
Almost every February, safety Tim McDonald made his trek to the Pro Bowl in Honolulu.He mingled with some of the best players in the game. He listened to them talk about the playoffs.What could McDonald counter with? Not much. He played on Phoenix Cardinals...
Meyer: Time Was Right for Plan
Now that the baseball owners finally have approved - unanimously - a revenue-sharing plan, their next mission is to convince the players association that the sport needs a salary cap. But Cardinals President Stuart Meyer said he didn't think that any...
Minnesota Upends Michigan
Townsend Orr got a crucial steal and scored four of his 12 points in the final five minutes Thursday night, leading No. 20 Minnesota to a 63-58 victory over No. 15 Michigan.The Wolverines (11-4 overall, 3-2 Big Ten) lost two of its Fab Four, center Juwan...
Monsanto's Stock Bruised
Monsanto Co.'s stock careened on heavy trading Thursday, despite the company's issuing an earnings report that was in line with many Wall Street analysts' estimates.The stock dropped $1.87 1/2, to $78.12 1/2 a share. It fell as low as $76.75. Volume...
More Blacks Targeting Crime, Urban League Says
More black Americans are beginning to step forward in the fight against poverty, crime and unemployment among their own, the National Urban League said Thursday.In its annual report, "The State of Black America," the league asked President Bill Clinton...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
For all of you line-wetters who have experienced the agony of watching the big one get away, we present the tall-but-true tale of New Zealander DONALD HEATLEY.On this day back in 1968, Heatley tied into the fish of his life while trolling the waters...
Nation Healed; Cities Starved
IT'S A SHAME that it had to be this way.Urban areas suffered throughout the 1980s, from the elimination of Urban Development Action Grants to deep slashes in the Community Development Block Grant program.While much of the country seemingly prospered...
NBC Stands by `Sea Quest' despite Its Low Ratings
ONLY IN THE television business can a show ranked 60th in the Nielsen ratings become a symbol for a network's rebound.The network is NBC and the show is "SeaQuest, DSV," a futuristic adventure series about an undersea vehicle (7 p.m. Sundays on Channel...
New Special Counsel Wins Wide Praise for Integrity
THE SPECIAL COUNSEL chosen to investigate President Bill Clinton's failed Arkansas real estate venture is a veteran of high-profile cases as a Wall Street lawyer and Manhattan's chief federal prosecutor.Robert B. Fiske Jr., 63, a Republican, is known...
Nhl Decides on 10-Game Suspension for Zombo
Brian Burke, the National Hockey League's director of hockey operations, finally rendered his decision Thursday on the length of Rick Zombo's suspension.The verdict: 10 games.Zombo, a Blues defenseman, gets credit for the four games he already has served...
No. 20 Lady Lions Blast Harris-Stowe
Being ranked seems to agree with the Lindenwood College women's basketball team.The Lady Lions, playing their first game since cracking the NAIA Division I poll, blasted Harris-Stowe State College 64-34 Tuesday at the Lindenwood Sports Complex in Bridgeton.Lindenwood,...
No. 6 Hazelwood East Edges Duchesne 76-72
A little cold weather couldn't stop the Duchesne High basketball team Wednesday. But the Hazelwood East Spartans did.The top-seeded Spartans, ranked No. 6 in the Post-Dispatch large-school poll, upended the Pioneers 76-72 in the semifinals of the Rosary...
Not Feeling Blue: Mauve Manual Makes Mark for Moriarty
She said she was going to do it, and by golly, on Thursday, she did it.Because she is the first female secretary of state of Missouri, Judi Moriarty changed the color of the state manual to . . . mauve.For those who don't know, mauve is a delicate shade...
No Upset Special, Duke Cruises to Win
Grant Hill scored 19 points as No. 5 Duke avoided a week of top 10 upsets with ifa 92-65 victory over North Carolina State in college basketball Thursday night.The victory lifted the Blue Devils (12-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) into a first-place...
Of Images, Reality and Delusions
"SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION" Rating: R, nudity, language. Running time: 1:51.</P><P>STOCKARD CHANNING, Donald Sutherland and Will Smith may get the billing, but the unheralded star of "Six Degrees of Separation" is the island of Manhattan,...
One Illini Recruit Is Already Famous
If nothing else, the University of Illinois football team has lined up a great "All-Name Team" in this year's recruiting.How about a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker from Proviso West by the name of Famous Hulbert? He chose Illinois over Notre Dame, Southern...
Pair Buys St. Louis Beer Sales Inc
A former executive of Lohr Distributing and a lawyer who was with the U.S. Commerce Department have taken over St. Louis Beer Sales Inc., the No. 3 wholesaler in the area.The men, Terry Rasmussen and Thomas Stillman, also bought Specialty Beverage Co.That...
People
For a People column, this is close to the Second Coming: The three surviving members of THE BEATLES are heading into the recording studio for the closest thing they can manage to a reunion."Unfortunately, the world's press has kind of blown it up like...
Pet Inc. Gets a Lift from Eagle Snacks Distribution Involved
Pet Inc. has enlisted Eagle Snacks for a new assault on supermarket snack aisles by its Old El Paso brand of chips, salsa and dip.Old El Paso leads in sales from the Mexican food section of U.S. supermarkets. Its chips, dips and sauces are strong sellers,...
Population Creeps Up in Region 2.5 Million Residents Means Stabilization
Attention, people watchers: While you weren't looking, the population of the St. Louis metropolitan area has crept over the 2.5 million mark.Meanwhile, in the last four years:The city of St. Louis has continued to lose population, but the rate has slowed.St....
Property Rights Proponents Target Ecologists Protection for Rats, Bats, Bugs, Weeds Sparks Revolt by Landowners
"TOADS, OWLS, CHUBS, suckers, rats and bats, bugs and weeds - they're claiming title to our lands."With those words, Dean Kleckner, president of the American Farm Bureau, signaled a drive in Congress aimed at bottling up environmental legislation over...
Public Discourse or a Shouting Match?
I put the question to a journalist who had written a vitriolic attack on a leading feminist researcher: "Why do you need to make others wrong for you to be right?"Her response: "It's an argument!"That's the problem.More and more these days, journalists,...
Pure Jazz from Start to Finnish
JAZZ, of course, is as American as sweet potato pie. But consider that jazz may also be as Finnish as, well, reindeer or skiing or whatever it is that goes on in Finland.Seriously, that Scandinavian country of 5 million people supports 18 jazz festivals...
Quake Breaks Down Barriers between Neighbors in City
In her 11 years on Haskell Avenue, Marianna Acosta had never been in the house across the street, never spoken with her next-door neighbor, and had never met the neighbor behind her. Until the earthquake Monday.Now she presides over a neighborhood that...
Quake Insurance Plan Pushed Coverage Would Be Mandatory
Federal legislation that would require homeowners in California and other earthquake-prone areas to buy quake insurance - and thus reduce the taxpayer funds needed to help victims without insurance - is gathering support in the wake of the Southern California...
Quality Drives Auto Sales It's Top Priority for Many Buyers
Quality may be more important than price at this year's Greater St. Louis International Auto Show at Cervantes Convention Center.Exhibitors and visitors alike said people were interested in getting the best, long-term deal in a new vehicle.Visitor Bill...
Rabin Never Vowed to Hold onto Golan
PRIME MINISTER Yitzhak Rabin denied Thursday that he had ever pledged to retain the Golan Heights and said a decision on exchanging the strategic plateau for peace with Syria would have to be made this year."If we do not reach agreement in 1994, I do...
Race Called Factor in Care during Pregnancy
Expectant mothers of different races may not get the same quality of prenatal care, says a new study.It found that fewer black women than white remember having been told to quit smoking and drinking during pregnancy.In addition, black babies are twice...
Rain, Mudslides Add New Threat
A chilly night and rain on the way Thursday lent urgency to efforts to find shelter for the tens of thousands of people driven from their homes by the earthquake Monday."We need to get those people out. It's unhealthy out there," said Jackie Tatum, a...
Rams Use 3-Pointers, Down Ou
The last time Oklahoma's Sooners played Virginia Commonwealth was in 1990, when they scored 141 points, the most points ever given up by the Rams.The Sooners found the going much more difficult this time.Tyron McCoy scored 36 points and Terrence Gibson...
Recruit: Warriors' Ducar Bound for Northern Illinois
Andy Ducar's football career started slowly. Very slowly."I didn't start playing football until I was in high school - I grew up playing soccer," said Ducar, a senior at St. Charles West High. "My freshman year, it took me three games before I realized...
Reformers Sidelined in Russia Shake-Up in Cabinet Slows Market Plans
The Russian prime minister announced a Cabinet shake-up Thursday that demoted or dumped most of the country's young reformers.The prime minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin, announced: "The period of market romanticism has ended." He favors a slower approach...
Remember Those Jingles That Made Road Trips a Gas? Allen Odell Was Their Father and, at 90, He's Passed Burma Shave
"Look! Burma-Shave signs!" Everybody in the car would sit up straight, draw a breath and read aloud, in a chorus fraught with giggling:Spring has sprungA hundred yards, another sign, another chorus:The grass has rizTension mounts as the third sign looms:Where...
Running Together: People of Luxembourg to Help Replace School Track
The Orchard Farm School District will receive a gift from the people of Luxembourg: help in replacing the flood-damaged gravel running track at the high school with an all-weather track.At a reception at the high school Wednesday afternoon, school officials...
Sentence for Molester `Shocked' Police Chief
St. Charles Police Chief David A. King is enraged that a judge from Franklin County has freed an admitted child molester with what King sees as a slap on the wrist.Last week, Associate Circuit Judge Michael W. Brown put Richard J. Budde, 35, of St. Charles,...
Special Counsel Vows Tough Look at Clintons
President Bill Clinton and his wife should be questioned under oath as part of a "thorough and impartial investigation" of their Arkansas land deals, Robert B. Fiske Jr. said Thursday after his appointment as special counsel in the case.Fiske, a former...
Sports Shorts
Torvill And Dean Climb In Ice Dance Standings</P><P>England's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean battled into contention Thursday in the ice dance competition at the European Figure Skating Championships the best way they know how - with...
Sutherland's Dunk Punctuates Mu's Easy Win over Cyclones
His high school coach in Watertown, S.D., swore that a Jason Sutherland dunk could stir a crowd into a frenzy.On Wednesday night at the Hearnes Center, the much-anticipated moment came: Sutherland, a freshman and winner of the 1992 Nike dunking contest,...
Take the Bench, Rap Your Gavel, and Play Judge
EVER THINK YOU'D LIKE to be a judge?Here's your chance. I'll put you in the shoes of Judge Bernhardt Drumm of St. Louis County. He faced a difficult decision last Friday. It was sentencing day for William George.The Crime: In January of 1993, George...
Terrorism and Justice, Ties of a Father and Son
"IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER" Rating: R, violence, language. Running time: 2:06.</P><P>TERRORISM is cowardly and shameful. Innocent people die, and those who kill lack the courage to either act or speak publicly.</P><P>Governments...
Thaw Could Heat Up Business Winter Takes Toll
The minivans should resume rolling off the production lines on a normal schedule today at Chrysler Corp.'s plant in Fenton as automakers and other businesses throughout the nation begin to thaw out from the bitter cold.From automakers to retailers, winter's...
The Court Must Rescue Msd
The Metropolitan Sewer District is in crisis. With the resignation of Daryl T. Jones, a board member for the city, it now lacks a quorum to do business. Mr. Jones was obliged to quit because the Missouri Ethics Commission ruled he can't serve MSD and...
Unlocking the Mystery of the Timeless Sun Ra
IN HIS LIFETIME, legendary jazz artist Sun Ra recorded and released well over 100 albums, though only the most fanatical collectors could claim to even approach owning all of them. Many of his more important works drifted in and out of print, generally...
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