St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 15, 1994

4–U W–Y
49ers Take Ho-Hum out of Season
Many thanks to the San Francisco 49ers. The rest of the National Football League season would have been oh so uninspiring had Dallas prevailed Sunday at Candlestick Park.Cowboys beat 49ers. . . . Cowboys get home-field advantage in playoffs. . . . Cowboys...
A Meeting Place with Promise
Geology made St. Louis County the meeting point of two great rivers, the Missouri and the Mississippi. The Great Flood of '93 made the area where the two rivers meet an object of curiosity for people from throughout the world. For those reasons and others,...
Another Try on Cable TV Pricing
Is the cable TV industry pretending it can't make any money, or did the government make a mistake? No one knows for sure. Financial figures can bolster arguments on either side. But clearly, since Congress re-regulated the cable industry and the Federal...
Arafat Orders Crackdown on Militants
Yasser Arafat ordered his security forces Monday to block Islamic militants from holding a rally for a suicide bomber.He also ordered them to hunt down leaders of Islamic Jihad, the most violent faction opposed to peace with Israel.Palestinian police...
Asian Forum Trade Pact near Accord
Millions of trade and financing deals, not theoretical dates for easing trade restrictions in the Pacific Rim, are the real key to regional prosperity over the next two decades, say business leaders in Jakarta.The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum...
A Victory for Illini: Tepper Wins Battle for Hawks' Nicastro
Sometimes a football team has a recruiting advantage that no other program can match. For the attention of Hazelwood Central lineman Chip Nicastro, the University of Illinois has Matt Isenberg.Isenberg, a 1993 graduate of Hazelwood Central High, is a...
Baseball Owners to Sub Tax Plan for Salary Cap Demand
Baseball owners will not ask for a salary cap in their new collective bargaining proposal, and instead will propose a tax on their revenue or payrolls.The shift, disclosed Monday by Boston Red Sox chief executive officer John Harrington, marks management's...
Bledsoe Thrills Foxboro with Day of NFL Firsts
Seventy.It was a wonderful, historic Sunday in this cheapo, concrete slab. The New England Patriots, who appeared hopelessly beaten by the first-place Minnesota Vikings, came back from a 20-0 halftime deficit to take back the day, 26-20 in overtime....
Briefs
KUWAIT Iraqi Admits Plan To Kill Bush</P><P>An Iraqi nurse told Kuwait's high court Monday that he came to Kuwait last year to murder former President George Bush but not to kill Kuwaitis.</P><P>The nurse, Wali al-Gazali,...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Catherine Perry Sworn In As U.S. District Court Judge</P><P>Catherine D. Perry was sworn in Monday as a U.S. District Court judge here, four months after President Bill Clinton nominated her for the lifetime job. House Majority...
Briefs
O'FALLON Woman From Scott Air Force Base Is Killed In Crash</P><P>Oonsa Taylor, 45, of Scott Air Force Base, was killed about 12:45 p.m. Monday in a crash on U.S. 50 at its interchange with Interstate 64 in O'Fallon.</P><P>She...
Briefs
KUWAIT Iraqi Admits Plan To Kill Bush</P><P>An Iraqi nurse told Kuwait's high court Monday that he came to Kuwait last year to murder former President George Bush but not to kill Kuwaitis.</P><P>The nurse, Wali al-Gazali,...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNSuperstars has opened in the Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters. The shop sells authentic and replica athletic jerseys. Phone: 397-9410.Casey's General Store will open Thursday at 503 West Pearce Boulevard in Wentzville, with a ribbon cutting and...
Case against Professor Is Revived
The Supreme Court has revived a New York college's effort to oust a professor accused of making an anti-Semitic speech as the chairman of its black studies department.The court set aside on Monday rulings that said City College of New York violated Leonard...
Casinos Stand Pat, Put off Fight on Loss Limit
One week into its slot-machine victory, Missouri's born-again casino industry faces one final fight, a state law that says gamblers must quit after losing $500 in a single cruise.But industry leaders are battle-worn from their election campaign. They...
Clark Refining Reopens Area Gasoline Stations
Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. said Monday that it had reopened all of its St. Louis area gas stations. The stations were closed last week because some were selling tainted fuel.Clark said it expected to reopen all other stations today - in southern...
Contenders Start Lining Up for Simon's Seat
Last week Illinois Republicans gobbled up nearly every political job available in the state, and on Monday they started lining up for yet another one.Sen. Paul Simon, a Democrat, announced Monday that he would not seek re-election in 1996, further whetting...
Couple, Teen Charged in Killings Old Quarrel, Revived, Leads to Shootings
A man and woman who were charged Monday in the killings of two women and an unborn child had been baby-sitting for one of the victims only a few hours before, St. Louis County police said.The person who allegedly fired the shots was a third suspect,...
Creative Shake-Up Anheuser-Busch Drops D'arcy
Anheuser-Busch Inc. has ended its 79-year relationship with D'Arcy, Masius, Benton & Bowles, the advertising firm that made Budweiser one of the most recognizable product names in the country.Anheuser-Busch said Monday that it was turning all of its...
Curtain Falls on Two Class Acts
The talking heads can argue about whether it was a vote against the president, against the party, against liberalism, about whether it was the revenge of the white male voter or the reaction of the middle class.And the Republican pols can spout pieties...
Decline and Fall of Liberalism
The election confirmed the axiom that people are inclined to believe in the truth of ideas that they see strongly believed. The election results are consequences of the wholesome contagion of conservative ideas. Times have changed indeed."In the United...
Drifter's Secret Proves Lethal He Had Murder, Not Suicide, on His Mind
"You're going to be surprised at what I'm going to do," Victor Boutwell told a relative a week ago. The relative thought Boutwell, a 37-year-old drifter, was contemplating suicide.Instead, Boutwell surfaced on Sunday with an arsenal of weapons, spraying...
Drug Use 20%, School Paper Reports Nearly Half of Students Have Tried Illegal Substances, High School Survey Finds
More than one of every five students at Wright City High School regularly uses illegal drugs, and nearly half have tried them, a survey by the school newspaper shows.The results have school officials "deeply concerned but not throwing up our hands in...
Duchesne Brings Home the Crown 2-1 Win over St. Mary's Makes It Class of 1a-3a
WE'RE NO. 1. WE'RE NO. 1.The chants of the Duchesne High faithful could be heard loud and clear as the final seconds of the Class 1A-3A soccer championship game ticked away Saturday afternoon at St. Louis Soccer Park.The Pioneers wrapped up St. Charles...
East Prairie Eliminates Burroughs in Overtime
Things looked good for John Burroughs in overtime Monday night in its Missouri Class 2A quarterfinal game at East Prairie.With the game tied 7-7 after four quarters, Burroughs had first crack at the end zone and was on the 4-yard line after a facemask...
Elwin R. Smith Dies; Aided Medical Studies
Elwin R. Smith, an insurance executive who worked behind the scenes to raise money for medical research, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 1994) of a heart ailment at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Town and Country. He was 92.Mr. Smith, who lived in Creve Coeur, was...
Employee Pay Hikes Are Considered in Bill Officials Aim to Use Gambling Money for Salaries
St. Charles city officials are getting around to honoring their commitment to use gambling money to raise the employees' salaries.During a special session tonight, City Council members will introduce a bill that grants salary increases of 5 to 33 percent...
Environmentalists Chide State for Missing Air Plan Deadline
A local environmental group says Missouri is falling behind a federal work schedule for producing a plan to reduce ozone pollution in the St. Louis area, but the state says it is moving as quickly as it can.The particular deadline in question is today,...
E. St. Louis Schools Face Deficit
The East St. Louis School District faces a deficit of almost $5 million and a pattern of declining revenue and might need a tax increase to make up some of the losses, says an accounting firm hired to help the district.The firm of McGladrey & Pullen...
Franklin Payne, 78; Served as Missouri State Representative, St. Louis Official and U.S. Marshal
Franklin Payne, former Missouri legislator and U.S. marshal in St. Louis, died Friday (Nov. 11, 1994) of a heart ailment in Chicago, where he lived with a daughter. Mr. Payne was 78.Mr. Payne was a native of St. Louis and worked at the American Steel...
Gen. Sherman's Party Marches through the South
For almost 40 years I've been hearing tall tales of this small city on the edge of the great Mississippi delta from my old friend Willie Morris. Willie, who grew up here, immortalized the Yazoo country in his 1967 autobiography, "North Toward Home."Now...
Gephardt Is Facing Challenge in Party Another Congressman Seeks Leadership Job
Saying House Democrats need more responsive leaders with fewer ties to the White House, Rep. Charlie Rose, D-N.C., announced Monday that he was challenging Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri for minority leader."The current leadership has not listened...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: Here is a hint that could save someone's life: Always allow your lawn mower to cool off before putting it in a shed or in the garage where you have a can of gas.A family friend shut off his riding mower after driving it into the shed. He...
Hopefuls in Gop Start Dash for Oval Office
The calendar may still read 1994, but Republicans eager to recapture the White House are in no mood to wait. Ready or not, the presidential campaign of 1996 is under way.Just Monday, Republican Sens. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Phil Gramm of Texas...
Jackson Pins 28-0 Loss on Washington
Jackson High coach Carl Gross got what he wanted Monday night - a chance to host a Missouri Class 4A semifinal game Saturday.Scott Aufdenberg scored two touchdowns to lead Jackson to a 28-0 victory over Washington in the state quarterfinals.The Indians,...
Kerkorian Gives Chrysler Corp. an Ultimatum
Kirk Kerkorian, Chrysler Corp.'s biggest shareholder, is demanding the automaker boost its stock price and let him buy millions more shares, or else he may attempt a takeover.Kerkorian's Tracinda Corp. asked federal regulators Monday for permission to...
Knob Noster Dumps Duchesne; Borgia Falls
Duchesne High's dream of two fall sports championships slipped away in the mud Monday night.The Pioneers, who won the Class 1A-3A soccer title Saturday, lost to visiting Knob Noster 31-7 in the Class 3A football quarterfinals Monday.Knob Noster (8-4)...
Lady Lions Turn the Tables, Win 1-0 Victory at Park Sends Lindenwood to Naia Nationals Next Week in Georgia
The Lindenwood College women's soccer team was due.After falling to Park (Mo.) College 3-0 in American Midwest Conference play and 2-0 in the AMC Tournament title game, the Lady Lions turned the tables in the all-important Midwest Regional final, winning...
Late Touchdown by Helias Ousts Vianney 13-12
It looked like Michigan vs. Notre Dame.Vianney was wearing its black helmets streaked with gold, and Jefferson City Helias sported navy-blue jerseys and gold helmets.And a touchdown in the final minutes Monday night decided the Missouri Class 4A quarterfinal...
Let Republicans Try to Clean Up Crime Problems
FOR YEARS BEFORE Ishman Richardson was found dead - shot once in the head - last week in the stairwell of an abandoned house, many well-meaning people in the system tried to rescue him. For a while, it looked as though they might succeed.Richardson,...
Lions Close the Season with Their Eighth Loss Record Doesn't Show Progress, Coach Says
The Lindenwood College football team closed out its season Saturday with a 47-21 Mid-States Football Association loss at Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) University.The Lions finished 2-8 overall and 0-5 in the first year of Mid-States play."It's disappointing,...
Mandela's Book Describes His Ordeal in `Iron-Fisted' Prison
Nelson Mandela writes in his autobiography that he endured appalling conditions during his 18 years in South Africa's notorious Robben Island Prison.In the first extracts of his memoirs, "Long Walk to Freedom," published in The Observer Sunday, Mandela...
Man Held in Killing of Former St. Louisan in Tennessee
A preliminary hearing will be held today in Tennessee for a man accused of murdering a former St. Louisan last week in a state park near Sevierville, Tenn., authorities said.Kelly Joe Lovera, 33, who was born and reared in Crestwood, was found dead Nov....
Mary Chapin Carpenter's Many Moods
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER writes and sings wonderful, smart songs. Some of them, such as "I Feel Lucky" and her latest hit, "Shut Up and Kiss Me," pulsate with so much kick-up-your-heels sassiness that they leave you feeling empowered without feeling angry.Others,...
Mcgovern on `Mcgoverniks'
The rout of the Democrats in the 1994 midterm elections was the most sweeping defeat at the congressional and gubernatorial levels that Democrats have suffered in the last half century. Almost every commentator sees it as a repudiation of the leadership...
Mehlville Sloshes Past Lafayette 12-0
When Mehlville and Lafayette met earlier this season, the field was dry and Mehlville rolled to a 35-6 victory.On Monday, Lafayette's football field resembled a mud bog, but Mehlville was no less dominant in a 12-0 victory in a Missouri Class 5A quarterfinal...
Microsoft's Gates Gives His Vision of Future Wallet Pc, Custom TV Depicted at Show
Paperless wallets. Art displayed on flat-paneled screens hanging on walls. Cars that can display documents and do face-to-face, on-the-go teleconferencing.In 10 years, they'll all be commonplace, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told a packed Aladdin theater...
Minority Businesses Help Everyone
Supply-side backers of empowerment zones in urban areas should find much to praise in a Confluence St. Louis report on the state of minority business here. The report says this community needs to pay more attention to the growth and financial underpinning...
Morning Briefing
Grand Casinos Intends To Develop 15-Acre Site</P><P>Grand Casinos Inc. said Monday that it signed a letter of intent to develop a 15-acre gambling site on the Mississippi River somewhere north of downtown St. Louis and south of Interstate...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Former All-Star outfielder JIMMY PIERSALL, better known for his eccentric behavior than his four Gold Gloves, turned 65 Monday and showed that age has failed to mellow him. In an interview with JOHN HARPER of the New York Daily News, Piersall offered...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Former All-Star outfielder JIMMY PIERSALL, better known for his eccentric behavior than his four Gold Gloves, turned 65 Monday and showed that age has failed to mellow him. In an interview with JOHN HARPER of the New York Daily News, Piersall offered...
Mysterious Disorder Takes Away Boy's Hair . . . but Not His Smile `Alopecia Areata' Not Contagious, No Known Cause or Cure; Those Who Have It Usually Feel Healthy
Five-year-old Tyler Morice was easy to spot in the fast-moving crowd at an indoor playground in St. Peters.Tyler was the brown-eyed boy with no hair, no eyebrows and no eyelashes.Tyler, who lives in St. Peters with his mother and grandparents, has a...
NBC Extends Order for Low-Rated Drama
NBC has ordered an almost-full-season 20 episodes of "Homicide: Life on the Street," despite the Friday night cop show's third-place finish in its time slot. The Barry Levinson drama ranks 81st out of 101 shows in the season-to-date Nielsens, below competitors...
NCAA Pairs Bills, Creighton in 1st Round at Soccer Park
The National Collegiate Athletic Association expanded its soccer tournament field by four teams to 32 this year, but St. Louis University coach Joe Clarke never considered his Billikens a lock for a berth.That's because the injury-riddled Bills, after...
New Book Questions Mutual-Fund Outlook
With $2.1 trillion in assets and 38 million shareholders, the mutual-fund business has never been more successful.So, why are so many of those involved so miserable?"In my lifetime, I can't remember when I've seen so many negative stories about mutual...
Newborn at Zoo Is 5 1/2 Feet Tall
A new face will greet visitors in the Antelope House at the St. Louis Zoo this morning: A male reticulated giraffe was born at 8:38 a.m. Monday.Late Monday afternoon, the 5 1/2-foot-tall calf was striding (mostly confidently) in its oversized hooves...
New Role for Buechner: Preparing Gop to Lead
BACK IN THE SADDLE: Former Missouri congressman Jack Buechner scored in the Democrats' bloodbath in the election. The Republican's fortunes have changed - from conducting a consulting business in Washington, D.C., to becoming part of a team "to help...
Nuns Urge Church to Open More Positions to Women
Dozens of Roman Catholic bishops in town for an annual meeting reached out Monday to Sister Andree Fries of Chesterfield - the leader of the largest organization of nuns in the United States. They told her that nuns had suggested how the bishops should...
Obituaries
Martha W. OttlingerMartha W. Ottlinger, 85, of St. Charles, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 1994) of cancer at St. Joseph's Health Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Ottlinger, a native of Indianapolis, was a cost accountant for the Indianapolis Water Co. for more than...
Oilers (1-9), Pardee Part Ways; Defensive Chief Gets Top Job
The Houston Oilers went from the playoffs to the pits, and Monday they went for a new coach. Jack Pardee was fired, and defensive coordinator Jeff Fisher was hired.The Oilers, 1-9 after a 34-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, also fired assistant coach...
Open Up Markets, President Urges Pacific Rim Leaders near Nonbinding Pact
President Bill Clinton urged Pacific Rim leaders Monday to commit themselves to a world of free markets or face nightmarish times of trade wars and unrest.Today, Clinton joined the leaders of 17 other Pacific Rim nations in a summit meeting moving toward...
Ou Coach Denies He'll Bow out with Buyout
University of Oklahoma officials are negotiating a buyout of football coach Gary Gibbs' contract, two Oklahoma ne papers reported over the weekend. According to The Daily Oklahoman, in fact, Gibbs was to announce his resignation Monday afternoon.Asked...
Paris-to-London Trains Tunnel to Smooth Start under Channel
Shaking off the glitches that plagued trial runs, high-speed trains rolled on schedule Monday, the first day of regular passenger service linking Paris, London and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel.The Eurostar trains unloaded passengers delighted by the...
Pattonville Rally Stuns Top-Ranked Hazelwood E. 2 4th-Quarter Tds Yield 14-3 Win, Semifinal Slot
Caked in mud, Pattonville High football coach Don Greco let out a locker-room yell that reverberated like a booming cannon through north St. Louis County on Monday night."How does it feel!" Greco shouted.His Pattonville Pirates rocked the room with their...
Penalty Kick Puts Knights in Final Four Tough Defense Holds Desmet to 1-1 into Ot
The Howell North High Knights did what they had to do Saturday night."We knew we couldn't get into a wide open game or a footrace with DeSmet, so we held back and concentrated on defense," Howell North soccer coach Vince Nowak said. "We hoped to shut...
People
BILLY JOEL says he's been on the road too long.In Melbourne, Australia, he has announced that his current world tour will be his last."It doesn't mean it's the last time I'm going to do a concert," says Joel, 45. "It's just the last time I'm going to...
Put It on the P.A
Some of the 82 students in the Honor Society at Wentzville High School spent part of last Saturday collecting money for the American Diabetes Association at two supermarkets in Wentzville. The honors students have also adopted a mile of Church Street,...
Raiders, Bucs Add Mystery to Rams Story
In our endless National Football League mystery novel, the plot is thickening like Bill Bidwill's tummy.In St. Louis, the politicos of FANS Inc. returned from Los Angeles upbeat about landing the Rams.In Tampa, Fla., the late Hugh Culverhouse did St....
Rate Hike Expected amid Strong Opposition
Despite the likelihood of strong public criticism, the Federal Reserve appears poised to raise short-term interest rates today for the sixth time this year.An eclectic chorus of critics, ranging from manufacturers to labor unionists, has begun to assail...
Record Summer Season Gives Way to Winter's Trout Catch-Release
Hatchery managers at Missouri's four trout parks are breathing a sigh of relief following a record-breaking summer fishing season. The lull in action didn't last long though; the winter catch-and-release season began last Friday.Daily fishing tag sales...
Republicans Packed in the Pacs for Decade, Democrats Received Lion's Share of Committees' Funds
IN THE FINAL weeks of the congressional election, corporate America and its money-rich political action committees took a decisive turn to the right.For the last decade, PACs showered the lion's share of their money on entrenched Democrats, even though...
Retired Couple's Budget Means Less Holiday Bang
Dear Abby: My husband will be retired at Christmastime this year. We will then be on a fixed, limited budget, and our Christmas funds will be much smaller than in the past.We have eight grown sons and daughters, and 15 grandchildren. The grandchildren...
Sec Starts Review of NASDAQ
In the wake of a Justice Department investigation of alleged price fixing on the Nasdaq computerized stock exchange, the SEC announced Monday that it is starting a review of Nasdaq's trading practices.The head of the National Association of Securities...
Semifinals: Pioneers Rip O'hara Rocky Start Gives Way to `Great' 7-0 Blowout
The slow-starting Duchesne High Pioneers were at it again Friday night.Playing in the Class 1A-3A soccer semifinals at St. Louis Soccer Park, the Pioneers nearly found themselves trailing as Kansas City O'Hara took the opening kickoff and moved down...
Simon Decides Senate Isn't Worth `Cynicism'
Citing cynical voters and skyrocketing campaign costs, Sen. Paul Simon made a surprise announcement Monday that he would not seek re-election in 1996.The Southern Illinois favorite son and 1988 contender for the Democratic nomination for president said...
Simon Fought the Battles He Wanted to Fight Other Liberals Consider Senator `a Dying Breed'
Paul Simon's decision Monday to end his Senate career will be a blow to Illinois, but the punch may be softened by his timing.The Republican takeover of Congress last week made Simon one of the few remaining liberal voices in an increasingly conservative...
Simpson Has Court Setback Bronco Evidence to Be Admitted
O.J. Simpson's defense suffered a setback Monday when the judge ruled that he would not throw out evidence seized from Simpson's Bronco.Simpson's attorneys contended that the evidence could have been contaminated when a tow yard worker allegedly went...
S. Korea Uses Economic Weapon in Ongoing Feud with N. Korea
SOUTH KOREA SET OUT last week to embarrass its nemesis to the north - and succeeded all too well.That is why North Korea quickly rebuffed the decision of South Korean President Kim Young-sam to allow business executives to go into North Korea to see...
Slu Sees New League as a Big Step Upward
Doug Woolard, athletic director at St. Louis University, predicts great things for his program in The Unnamed League."This association is much greater than athletics," he said.The Rev. Lawrence Biondi, president of SLU, accepted an invitation on Sunday...
`Sound of Music' Cast Selected to Perform at State Convention
The 50 students in the Wentzville High School production of "The Sound of Music" don't have to be told to get the show on the road.The group already has been selected as one of three to perform Dec. 10 at the state high school convention of the International...
Special Deliveries Holiday Cards Bring Comfort and Joy to Charities, Too
ONE OF THE JOYS of the holiday season is receiving news of old friends and far-away relatives when their cards arrive in the mail.Of course, you have to do your part every year by sending cards to them. It's a chore many of us dread, but we may get a...
Sports Shorts
Recuperating Raveling Resigns As USC Coach</P><P>George Raveling, one of the nation's most prominent and animated college basketball coaches for more than two decades, retired Monday because of injuries he suffered in a car crash seven ...
Spotlight
Tim Krueger, 17Senior, Lutheran High SchoolTim Krueger, president of the senior class at Lutheran High School in St. Peters, is in the spotlight for spearheading major fund-raisers at the school.Three years ago, Tim and a friend came up with the idea...
Steelers' Defense, Keyed by Woodson, Smothers Bills 23-10
Rod Woodson returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown and forced Jim Kelly's fumble that Gerald Williams recovered for another score Monday night, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Buffalo Bills 23-10.Woodson intercepted Kelly's pass intended...
Steelers' Defense, Keyed by Woodson, Smothers Bills 23-10 Cornerback Scores, Creates Another Td
If cornerback Rod Woodson hadn't been voted to the National Football League's 75th anniversary team this season, the league might be demanding a re-count.Woodson, single-handedly accounting for more scoring the last two weeks than Pittsburgh's offense,...
Still More Bouquets for Emergency Service
Dear Readers: The comments I've received about 911 warrant more space than I had planned to give.Can you stand a couple more letters that will give you an even more complete picture?I hope so because here they are:Farmington, Mich.: Two years ago, I...
St. Louis U. Downs Arkansas! (Express, That Is) in Kiel Opener
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you.The Kiel Center greeted St. Louis University basketball, and vice versa Monday night. The meeting was something less than electric, the circumstances something less than inspiring.But by night's end,...
Stop Signal Most-Wanted Driver Racked Up 633 License Suspensions
The traffic violation - an illegal U-turn - was routine stuff. But when police pulled over Leroy Linen, they soon discovered he was no ordinary motorist.It took almost two hours to print out his list of traffic violations, which had resulted in 633 license...
Storm Lashes Wary Florida Earlier, Gordon Hits Islands, Killing 100
Blustery wind and driving rain lashed much of Florida Monday.The storm, Tropical Storm Gordon, caused cancellation of school for 9,200 children in the Florida Keys, knocked out power for more than 200,000 customers and recalled for many the horror of...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see.TODAYMarshall Crenshaw: Just about everyone who's into music agrees that the amazing Mr. Crenshaw is one of the best pop/rock singer-songwriters around. So how come he doesn't sell millions of records?...
Stunning Run by Sanders Gives Lions a Big Boost Play Helps Detroit Stay in Fight for Playoff Spot
Just when you think you've seen it all, Barry Sanders will make a move nobody has seen before. It will defy the imagination.One of them came in the third quarter Sunday night in the Detroit Lions' 14-9 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It turned...
Supreme Court Revives College's Try at Punishing Professor for Remarks
The Supreme Court has revived a New York college's effort to oust a professor accused of making an anti-Semitic speech as the chairman of its black studies department.The court set aside on Monday rulings that said City College of New York violated Leonard...
Teamwork Nabs 19 at Traffic Checkpoint
Conservation agents joined forces with police in a rare event Sunday night and netted 19 arrests for drunken driving, drug and hunting violations in St. Charles County.Officers of the St. Charles County sheriff department and the Missouri Conservation...
The Best Interests of Baby Richard
Finally, the parents of Baby Richard both adoptive and biological - are trying to resolve their case out of court. This welcome development comes in the wake of the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, letting stand the decision of the...
This Is November? Mild Weather to Hang around Awhile
Warm knit sweaters lie in drawers, at the ready. Firewood sits stacked by the back porch. Freshly washed storm windows are up and on guard. And there, in the flower box, red geraniums nod in the afternoon sun.Where, oh where, is our crisp, cool weather?"We...
Time to Rein in Medicaid, Medicare
Although the Republican congressional candidates' "Contract With America" calls for balancing the budget and cutting taxes, it says little about the huge budget cuts needed to make this happen. There's a solution. The Republicans should take guidance...
Twa Feeder Airline Expands Trans States Extends Pact with Carrier
Trans States Airlines Inc. is expanding its fleet and extending its agreement to provide feeder services for Trans World Airlines Inc.Trans States, which operates in the Midwest as Trans World Express, said Monday that it had agreed to buy 25 Jetstream...
Unreal Stereotypes Keep Real Individuals Divided
WHEN SHE first reported to police that she had been carjacked, Susan V. Smith told police that her car - along with her two young boys - had been taken at gunpoint by a black man.After she finally admitted that she had killed her sons herself, it became...
Update
Former Air Force Cadet Beating Leukemia After Legal Fight For Treatment</P><P>Former Air Force Academy cadet Casey Bowe, 19, of Laredo, Mo., is winning his battle with leukemia.</P><P>Bowe got the Air Force to back down after...
Usair Denies Violations; NY Times Sticks to Story
USAir says a report claiming the airline repeatedly violated federal flight regulations contains false or misleading statements. But the New York Times is standing by its story.The Times reported Sunday that the airline had allowed jets to leave gates...
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