St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 18, 1995

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27 New Players Drafted for Top Leagues
The area's top two leagues, the Anheuser-Busch/BPA Masters League and St. Louis BPA Women's All-Stars, will have plenty of new faces next season.The two leagues held their annual player drafts June 6 at Tropicana Lanes. Each league has eight teams, and...
2 Guides Tell How to Fish Mark Twain during High Water
In 1993 when Mark Twain Lake was in flood all summer, thousands of people who normally go there, didn't.They missed a lot of good fishing.Visitation figures for the lake in 1993 were down by about half. Many of the people who use the lake are St. Louisans...
A Democratic Alternative on Welfare
That the Senate Democratic leadership is just now getting around to drafting welfare reform legislation explains why Republicans have been able to seize the issue and all but insist that their vision, however warped, prevails.The GOP wants simply to...
Affirmative Action Is Up to Legislators
The best thing about the affirmative action decision just handed down by the Supreme Court is its relative insignificance. Adarand Constructors vs. Pena will go down in the annals of major affirmative action decisions, but the truly major decisions on...
A First: Gibson Withstands Torre's Exit
Ex-manager Joe Torre has had Bob Gibson as a coach on his staff with three teams."Usually, when he gets fired, I go with him," Gibson said.But Gibson, Torre's longtime friend, said he would finish the season as a Cardinals coach despite Torre's dismissal...
A Label by Any Other Name
WHAT'S IN A NAME? In the media, it's sometimes a pejorative label, that's what. The "Christian right-wing" raises objections to that label. "Pro-abortionists" don't appreciate being called that, either. And the "radical right" often takes umbrage at...
A Respectful History of Gays and Lesbians
UNLIKE some of his more flamboyant colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, author Neil Miller is an ordinary looking fellow, slightly built, with a noticeably receding hairline and a soft-spoken manner. He describes himself as "undemanding."Recently,...
Art in America
`MADE in America," the special exhibition that opened Friday at the St. Louis Art Museum, is not an exercise in artistic jingoism. Rather, it's a great big, good-natured pat on our national back, a celebration of "our" culture, mounted with 160 or so...
Astronomers Confirm Brown Dwarf Sighting
Astronomers have reported what they say is the first confirmed sighting of a brown dwarf, one of those elusive theorized objects bigger than a planet but not quite a star.So small and dim are the supposed brown dwarfs against the dark background of space...
At Open, You Can Shop till You Drop ... a Few Hundred
Wasn't it the late Casey Stengel, a famous New Yorker, who once said, "Golf is a funny game." Or did he say, "Golf sure holds the heat well." Or was it, "Can't anybody here Tway this game," or maybe, "It ain't over until the Vijay Singhs."We're not sure....
Back Injury Sidelines Primeau
The Detroit Red Wings may have suffered a serious setback Saturday night in their quest to win their first Stanley Cup since 1955.Center Keith Primeau, who wears No. 55, suffered a back injury in the Red Wings' 2-1 loss to New Jersey in Game 1.The 6-foot-4,...
Baseball's Heroes Are Growing Old
Sing a song of sadness for yesterday's heroes, who came from another time, a time long ago when they were young and bold and on a joyride that seemed like it would never end.Now it is ending.Yesterday's heroes are aging, their generation graying, their...
Bees before Flowers? Petrified Forest Hints at Possibility
Before time turned them to stone at least 220 million years ago, the fossilized logs of the Petrified Forest in eastern Arizona stood as tall trees in a tropical environment.Many of them, scientists have now discovered, still bear traces of the insect...
Big Lee: So Far, Smith Has Been Perfect Angel
When Lee Smith takes his normal slow walk to the mound, carrying his 260 pounds as if in a funeral march, there should be tears . . .For all the teams that let him go.The 37-year-old former Cub, Red Sox, Cardinal, Yankee and Oriole reliever actually...
Bishops Attack U.S. Export of Weapons Conference Also Calls for Ban on Land Mines
Acting with quick unanimity, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops have called on the government to limit American involvement in the global arms trade and to spare the lives and limbs of civilians in developing countries by leading an international effort...
Bishops of Ame to Meet Here
The Rt. Rev. Richard Allen Chappelle Sr. will be installed as president of the Bishops Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Church on Tuesday as part of the annual meeting of the council and general board in St. Louis.About 1,000 people are expected...
Bishops Want U.S. to Limit Arms Exports
ACTING WITH QUICK unanimity, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops have called on the government to limit American involvement in the global arms trade and to spare the lives and limbs of civilians in developing countries by leading an international effort...
Blame Can Fall on Students or Parents for Absenteeism
Whose fault is it if a child doesn't attend school?In general, child-protection agencies and the family courts hold parents responsible for unexcused absences of elementary school pupils, and call such cases educational neglect.Middle school and high...
Bosnians Pin Hopes on Military Gamble but Defeat Could Mean Complete Collapse
The first outgoing tank round blasted Munir Jacevic from his insomniac's game of solitaire Friday. He dropped the cards on the table. He looked at the clock. Precisely 4:10 a.m.He walked out onto his fourth-floor balcony. The city lay before him in the...
Bosnian Troops Put Pressure on Serbs
In effort to crack the 38-month-old siege of Sarajevo, government forces battled Saturday to secure ground gained against Serbs near Sarajevo.The Serbs moved 12 U.N. hostages to Pale, their stronghold outside the capital, amid signs they would be released...
Bowe Kos Gonzalez in Round 6
Riddick Bowe, coolly efficient instead of boiling mad, bolstered his claim of being the best heavyweight in the world with a devastating performance against Jorge Luis Gonzalez on Saturday night.Avenging an amateur loss to Gonzalez, Bowe battered the...
Bowie's Blues: Honoring W.C. Handy
W.C. HANDY, the man who composed the "St. Louis Blues," made his first "business" trip to this city in 1893. The 20-year-old itinerant cornetist came by freight train with his band, the Lauzetta Quartet; not from Memphis, Handy's home town, but from...
Breath of Music Kansas City Bus Driver Spreads Sound of Bagpipe around Town
While other bus drivers grab a cup of coffee on short breaks between runs, Charlie Bowers goes for his bagpipe.He can been seen in his blue bus driver's uniform - and heard - for 15 minutes or so several times a day. You can hear him three times a week...
Briefs
AUSTRALIA French Consulate Bombed In Protest</P><P>A group calling itself the Pacific Popular Front claimed responsibility Saturday for an early morning bombing of the French consulate in the west Australian city of Perth, police said.</P><P>The...
Briefs
MISSOURI VASHON HIGH School Backers To Meet With Judge</P><P>Members of the group pushing to save Vashon High School will meet Thursday with U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. to present their case.</P><P>Committee...
Briefs
WORLD AUSTRALIA French Consulate Bombed In Protest</P><P>A group calling itself the Pacific Popular Front claimed responsibility Saturday for an early morning firebombing of the French consulate in the west Australian city of Perth,...
Bronco Buster a Year Ago, O.J.'S Dash Was TV Drama
It was the chase seen around the world.People watched, whether they were at home, out on the town, or summer vacationing in New Jersey, Mexico or Israel.O.J. Simpson's ride to evade arrest on murder charges on June 17, 1994, did not have the historic...
Cancer Hits Ex-Smokers, Study Shows American Adults Are Abandoning
About half of all lung cancer cases being diagnosed these days are in people who already have quit smoking - many of them decades ago, according to an analysis made public Monday.That doesn't mean it's futile to kick the habit, says Dr. Gary Strauss,...
Cancer Treatment: Technique Displaces Bone Marrow Transplants
Bone marrow transplants are being replaced by a new, safer and less expensive way of regenerating the blood supply of cancer patients.High-dose chemotherapy kills cancer cells, but at the same time wipes out blood cells and the bone marrow that makes...
Candy Land the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail Winds through Northern Illinois
THE AIR HANGS heavy with the rich scent of chocolate.The heady aroma oozes from my cache: Snickers-infused coffee beans. Freshly made turtles. Almonds covered in spiced chocolate. A heart-shaped hunk of fudge created with real butter and crunchy walnuts....
Cape Rush Cape Girardeau Counts on Rush Limbaugh's Name, Fame and Baby Shoes to Draw Tourists
MAY I HAVE your attention, please . . .Over here, in a display case at the Cape River Heritage Museum in Cape Girardeau, Mo., next to the Central High yearbook photo - the one where he's wearing the rakish turtleneck, with hair swept across the brow...
Cards' New Skipper Wins Debut
It was a less-than-perfect start for the latest era in Cardinals baseball.But it was close enough.New manager Mike Jorgensen coaxed a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants in his debut Friday night at Busch Stadium.The easy part was Jorgensen's first...
Chicago High School Star Continues to Climb on Draft List
A consensus mock draft done by a dozen NBA general managers while they were in Chicago earlier this month for the predraft camp shows several surprises. The principal one is the continued upward climb of Farragut High School senior Kevin Garnett.The...
City's Sports Bombshells Leave Fans in Shock Clashes Caught Up with Shanahan; Torre Stung by Team Woes
On a frantic Friday, fans were still digesting the ouster of Blues chairman Mike Shanahan when more blockbuster news broke - the Cardinals fired manager Joe Torre and traded cleanup hitter Todd Zeile to the archrival Chicago Cubs."It's been one heck...
Computer Age May Only Get Faster, Better
BEING DIGITAL By Nicholas Nebroponte 231 pages, Knopf, $23</P><P>NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE is Founding Director of the Media Lab at M.I.T. and a columnist for Wired magazine. These two facts may not resonate in many readers' minds, but they'll...
Cone Holds Texas Hitless for 8 1/3 Innings in 4-3 Win
David Cone held Texas hitless until Benji Gil singled with one out in the ninth inning, pitching the Toronto Blue Jays past the Rangers 4-3 on Saturday.Cone (5-3) had allowed only one runner - Otis Nixon reached on an error to start the game - before...
Dad - That Card
Happy Father's Day, you tightfisted, drunken slob. I don't know why I bother to tell you. You never listen.Hey, don't get mad at me, Pops. I'm not saying this stuff. America's greeting cards are.The media is full of stories about sensitive, inspiring...
Daly a Leading Candidate to Get Knicks Coaching Job
A day after Pat Riley's resignation, speculation continued to center on Chuck Daly as a leading candidate to succeed Riley as Knicks coach.Daly's answering machine was full of messages Friday, but none of those phone calls had come from the Knicks -...
Dealing Zeile Makes Cards Older Faster
In the Cardinals' latest remodeling process, they have acquired a pitcher who is 35 (Mike Morgan) and an infielder who is 33 (Chris Sabo), and disposed of a first baseman who is 29 (Todd Zeile).The National League's oldest team got older at 31.6 years,...
Denver Runway Repairs
Denver Runway Repairs</P><P>Denver's new airport, which opened four months ago, is undergoing runway repairs. But airport officials say that the work will not disrupt flight schedules.</P><P>Sections of the runways were improperly...
Devils Wrap a Tentacle around Game 1
The line stretched through the lobby of the downtown Detroit hotel, out the front door, around the corner and down the street.Thousands of fans - young and old, men and women, black and white - waited for hours in 90-degree weather to get a glimpse of...
Devils Wrap a Tentacle around Game 1 Lemieux's Goal Early in Third Beats Wings 2-1
The line stretched through the lobby of the downtown Detroit hotel, out the front door, around the corner and down the street.Thousands of fans - young and old, men and women, black and white - waited for hours in 90-degree weather to get a glimpse of...
Don't Count Affirmative Action out Yet despite Court Decision, Many Activists Believe Race-Based Preferences Still Have a Future
FAR FROM SIGNALING an end to affirmative action, a Supreme Court ruling last week threw the issue back into the political arena, as those on both sides scrambled to adjust to the suddenly altered tenor of the debate.While the federal government may still...
Driver's Seat Jorgensen Hasn't Been a Big Wheel, but He Still Knows How to Steer
Mike Jorgensen rr slept Friday night. Eventually.But the Cardinals' caffeinated 6-5 victory over San Franciscojolted Jorgensen with the kind of zeal rarely felt by a 46-year-old who's been in baseball 29 years."I wasn't nervous to the point I couldn't...
Easier Way to Replenish Blood Buoys Teen Patient
Kyle Egan, 15, of Collinsville, has a rare cancer that's difficult to treat. But he never lets it get the best of him.For 2 1/2 years, he has bounced back from high-dose chemotherapy and radiation to play basketball and keep up his studies.But heavy-duty...
Electoral Disaster Ahead?
Five of the six New England states are in the process of scheduling a regional presidential primary for March 5, 1996. This is one of the last steps in the rush to "front-load" the presidential primary system next year. It is a great mistake.The primaries...
Elevator Talk: Soothing Voice Needed
Linda DeMartino provides comfort to many people during those brief but vaguely unsettling elevator rides.She reassures them everything's OK when the elevator is stuck: "Please do not be alarmed. We are experiencing a temporary power interruption."She's...
Equestrians Are Horsing around the World
EQUESTRIAN ADVENTURES are as different from horsepacking trips as family canoeing is from whitewater kayaking.In horsepacking, the animals plod along at a walk, some carrying baggage, some people. From the horses' point of view, the people might as well...
Everybody's Talking, but No One Agrees
A sports storm like this hadn't kicked up since that July day five years ago when Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog resigned.And it took three guys - Mike Shanahan, Todd Zeile and Joe Torre - to match that commotion.On Friday morning, the Post-Dispatch...
Father and Son, Memories and Dreams
THERE IS A SAYING that people should be careful with their wishes, because what they hope for may come true, though not in the way they wanted. This is a story about such a wish, and like some stories it starts not at the beginning but toward the end.In...
Fatherly Wisdom
Few pleasures compare with the joy of fatherhood.Like fatherhood,those pleasures can be both profound and ephemeral: the sound of an ocean's waves crashing against the sand, or the smell in the air just before a rainfall. But they can't begin to compare....
Father's Day Tributes for Dad and Stepdad
Dear Readers: For Father's Day, I kept myself peeled for something appropriate. But nothing turned up, so I dug into the archives and found some suitable prose from days gone by. I've dusted it off and polished it up, and here it is.Dear Ann Landers:...
Fathers Still Find It Tough to Take a Paternity Leave
A baby arrives only twice or three times in most lifetimes, yet most dads take a few days off or a week or two of vacation. Though many want more time with their newborns, they also must worry about the Daddy-track stigma.Most cannot afford unpaid time...
First Things First Sabo's Debut Effort with Cardinals Also Is Starting Point at New Position
Chris Sabo is the new - in every sense of the word - Cardinals first baseman.Sabo is new to the team, arriving Friday from Class AAA Louisville.He brings a new attitude, the gung-ho opposite of his predecessor, mild-mannered Todd Zeile.And Sabo, a six-year...
For Finkel, It's `Never Too Late'
`IT'S never too late!" Fyvush Finkel proclaims. "I've said it again and again: never too late! I was given an Emmy when I was almost 71 years old, the highest honor for an actor. Never too late!"Finkel, who is inclined to speak with exclamation points,...
Former Big Red Guard Bob Young Dies at 53
Bob Young, a former Big Red player who was a member of one of the best offensive lines of the 1970s, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at his home in Missouri City, Texas.He was 53.Mickey Young said her husband became ill at about 6:45 p.m. while...
For Retiring Education Chief, It Was All Academics Commissioner Raised Sights, Requirements of Missouri Colleges
Some Missouri high school students struggling with the likes of algebra and fourth-year English have Charles J. McClain to thank. Or blame, he says, with one of his small, throaty laughs.McClain, 63, is two weeks and counting from his retirement as Missouri's...
For the Poor, Shift Is on to Hmos Cost-Driven Move Raises Questions for Medicaid Patients
In a few weeks, Pamela Perkins will trade her Medicaid card for an HMO card.Perkins is one of about 150,000 Medicaid recipients in St. Louis and four nearby counties who will move from regular Medicaid coverage into a health maintenance organization....
Frill It Up Ruffled Feathers, Gorgeous Hats Take Stage in `No, No Nanette'
Costume designer Tim Kent is a "T-shirt and Levis kinda' guy." He saves his fanciful creations for the stage.Since 1989, he has been the chief stitcher-upper for Stages St. Louis, a theatrical group based in Kirkwood.Its current production, the frothy...
Gay History: American Frontier to the Present
OUT OF THE PAST Gay and Lesbian History From 1869 to the Present By Neil Miller 657 pages, Vintage, $16 paperback</P><P>`OUT OF THE PAST" is journalist Neil Miller's third book to chronicle the history of lesbian and gay culture,...
Have It Made in the Shade - and the Sun and Rain
HERE ARE SOME of George R. Robinson's tips on styling your own elegant lawn, in:Shade. Lawn shaded by big trees has big competition for water. A tree with a diameter of 14 inches may consume 150 gallons of water a day during a dry summer, Robinson says....
Helping Hand
Ponybird, a residential care facility for handicapped children, was chosen for a grant from the York Foundation for Children. The foundation is a subsidiary of the York Casket Co., which recently distributed its one-millionth dollar of assistance to...
Holtgrieve's Round with Daly a Breeze: 2 Hours 48 Minutes
For St. Louisan Jim Holtgrieve, playing a round with John Daly in the 95th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills was the time of his life.He just didn't get much time to enjoy it."That was the fastest round in a tournament I've ever played," Holtgrieve said....
In a Shell: Aid for Those Shackled by Shyness
Brian Cullen once flew to Philadelphia from Los Angeles for a job interview. He walked up to the office building and then turned around and flew home.Tracey earned a math degree and then worked at Burger King for two years. She was afraid to look for...
Inspiring in Spite of Itself Documentary on Disabilities Is Also Insightful, Funny
`THIS ain't exactly your inspirational cripple story," says Billy Golfus, setting the tone for "When Billy Broke His Head" (8 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 2), an unsparing and wryly funny look at life with a disability and at attitudes toward disabled people.Golfus,...
In the Spotlight
Recently elected to the board of directors of Evangelical Children's Home were Paul G. Flynn, vice president of Boatmen's Bank in Crystal City; Steve Schroeder, a partner at Germanese Schroeder & Boes; James Smith, principal of James W. Smith, CLU and...
Is Background Check a Conversation Starter or a Social Slur?
Dear Miss Manners: George and I come from different social backgrounds. His family and most of his friends are of upper-class status, and I was raised in a middle-class, honest, hard-working family with many siblings. He is a fine, loving man whose...
Is It the End of the Bus Ride?
We know when school desegregation was born, and now we know when school desegregation began to die. It began with Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954. It probably started to die last week with Missouri vs. Jenkins - the Kansas City school case.A federal...
Johnson Advances on Road to Unusual 200-400 Double
Michael Johnson stayed on course for his sprint double at the USA-Mobil Championships on Saturday, while track and field's world governing body failed to help his bid for such a feat at the Olympics.Johnson, winner of the national 400-meter title Friday...
Just Ducky: Interest in Gardening Collectibles Growing Strong
ANTIQUES, collectibles and gardening seem to go together. Such crossover collectibles usually generate extra interest and rising prices.Weller, the famous art pottery maker from Ohio, made a full line of garden ornaments and accessories from the early...
Keenan Says He's Given `No Thought' to Leaving
When the Blues hired Mike Keenan as their general manager and coach last summer, his attorney, Rob Campbell, insisted on an escape clause - just in case.The escape clause gives Keenan the option to get out of the contract if either Mike Shanahan or team...
Keenan Says Idea of Leaving `Hasn't Entered My Thinking'
When the Blues hired Mike Keenan as their general manager and coach last summer, his attorney, Rob Campbell, insisted on an escape clause - just in case.The escape clause gives Keenan the option to get out of the contract if either Mike Shanahan or team...
Keeping Skies Friendly with Kids
FAMILY TRAVEL can be fun and exciting for kids and parents alike, but summer is also an especially busy time at airports everywhere. If your family's summer travel includes flying, you might find these travel tips helpful. Courtesy of Delta Air Lines,...
Kite Hopes Victory Drought Will End Sometime
The popular smile beneath the straw hat is there. The game is not.Tom Kite, the PGA Tour's all-time leading money winner at $9,242,385, has not won since the 1993 Nissan Los Angeles Open."I've had a bunch of people come up and say, `You're not playing...
Lehman Blows into Contention
A year ago, Tom Lehman was a spectator at the U.S. Open. After missing the cut at Oakmont, he stuck around for the weekend to watch good friend Loren Roberts.Lehman, 36, wound up following Roberts around all 20 holes with Ernie Els, who won the championship...
Let off Hook, Giant Snags Cards after Rough 1st, Bautista Rolls on 4-1
San Francisco pitcher Jose Bautista began Saturday night's game against the Cardinals as if he planned to be showering by about 7:30.The Giants righthander was all over the map in the first inning - hit batter, three walks, a balk, a wild pitch and a...
Let's Hope They Bring Jack Back for His 40th U.S. Open
Jack Nicklaus was about to shoot 81, matching his highest score in any of his 39 appearances in the U.S. Open, and everybody knew he would miss the 36-hole cut.But as the Golden Bear trudged to the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills Friday, it was as if...
Local NAACP Is Being Unfair
The local chapter of the NAACP has done much over the years to promote good police-community relations and boost the number of blacks in city police uniforms. But the organization did a grave disservice to the community by making broad and seemingly...
Low-Tech Anxieties Prevail in a High-Tech World
I was a young reporter when I first started having the all-purpose generic nightmare suitable for anyone in the business of deadlines. The night before I was sent out of town on any assignment, I would dream that I was trying, desperately and unsuccessfully,...
Memory: Brightman and Lloyd Webber the Muny Showcases His Best
SARAH BRIGHTMAN'S singing repertory often includes selections from Puccini, Verdi and Mozart. But no one seems to remember that, the soprano claims.Folks only know Brightman for the music of her ex-husband, Andrew Lloyd Webber.That suits this Brit just...
Missing from Minicamp, Rams' Jones at Home on Ranch
Found: Rams' left tackle Jimmie Jones.Nowadays Jones can be found on his ranch in Texas. But, when most of the other Rams players were being lassoed into minicamp in early June, Jones was missing from action.The minicamp, the third of the offseason for...
More London Routes Would Be Twa's Cup of Tea
A new Battle of Britain is shaping up in the skies over the Atlantic Ocean, as U.S. airlines and trade negotiators fight for increased access to London's Heathrow Airport.Trans World Airlines Inc., which lost its lucrative London franchise when former...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
MIKE SHANAHAN: Toast.JOE TORRE: Toast.TODD ZEILE: Toast.At the besieged Upon Further Review headquarters, our heads were spinning from all the big news this week. Just when we thought we couldn't absorb another speck of information, this shocking item...
Murray a Proven Winner as He Closes in on 3,000
There used to be a standing rule in the Murray household. Knock the clock off the wall, and the ballgame stopped.So, the use of baseballs in the back yard was discouraged among the five Murray brothers."If you hit the outside wall of the house with the...
New Plants Can Produce False Hopes
For many states, a new factory with thousands of jobs is like an economic Holy Grail.But Michele M. Hoyman says large plants can often turn into economic nightmares where the states and local communities lose as much or more than they gain.Hoyman, a...
Nhl Restricted Free Agents More Restricted Than Free
There are more than 150 restricted free agents available to NHL teams this summer. There are some glamorous names who, by moving to other teams, could make them instant Stanley Cup contenders.The list includes Keith Tkachuk and Teemu Selanne from Winnipeg,...
North All-Stars Sweep Boys and Girls Games
The North came away with the sweep in the 12th annual North-South Senior High School All-Star Soccer Games on Saturday at St. Louis Soccer Park.A crowd of about 1,000 saw the North win the boys game 2-0 and the girls game 3-2.The North boys, who hold...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Jay Yelas, 29, of Jasper, Texas, won the Bassmaster Superstars Tournament on the Illinois River at Peoria June 8-11. He caught 15 fish that weighed 30 pounds 4 ounces. His top prize was $50,000.</P><P>David...
Offseason Moves Keep Nfl's Elite on Title Track
Ask a group of National Football League player personnel men to assess how other teams drafted or selected their free agents and the variance of opinions would be considerable. But with most teams basically settled on the rosters they'll take to training...
Of the First Amendment and School Involvement
WHEN someone like Cissy Lacks is fired - fired for allowing her high school students to use street language in a school project - it's the first drop undermining an important dam. The dam, sometimes known as the First Amendment, protects us from being...
Pentagon Seeks Small Nuclear Tests Devices Up to 500 Tons of Tnt Would Be Detonated Underground
Senior Pentagon officials are seeking to resume underground testing of small-scale nuclear bombs with yields equal to 500 tons of high explosives, officials in President Bill Clinton's administration say.Officials at the Pentagon and in other parts of...
People
When novelist WINSTON GROOM turned over "Forrest Gump" to Paramount, he agreed to take 3 percent of the profits from the movie version. So far, the movie has pulled in $661 million - which, Paramount says, is $62 million short of breaking even.Groom...
Planners Focus on Single-Family Homes
MENTION THE DROP in city home values, and everyone, it seems, has an opinion on who's to blame and what must be done.The views are often far apart. Some insist that politics be removed from the planning process, while others want more community involvement...
Poor's Health Care Shifting to Hmos for Medicaid Patients, Questions Abound
In a few weeks, Pamela Perkins will trade her Medicaid card for an HMO card.Perkins is one of about 150,000 Medicaid recipients in St. Louis and four nearby counties who will move from regular Medicaid coverage into a health maintenance organization....
Portable Pets for Travel Time Vacation Can Be the Cat's Meow
PET LOVERS can be broken into two categories.Some wouldn't dream of taking Fido, Fluffy or Chirpster along when it's time to hit the road.Others wouldn't dream of leaving them behind.As a member of the latter group, I can testify: Nothing makes a car...
Premiere Gets Enthusiastic Welcome
HELEN CHALMERS, the heroine of "The Woman at Otowi Crossing," has joined Floria Tosca, Helen of Troy and the enchantress Armida as the final - and most complex - member of the quartet of female protagonists making her debut this season at Opera Theatre...
Race Remains a Barrier to Advancement
There is a swirl of talk about reverse discrimination running counter to affirmative action. How did the public get caught up once again in the eye of a national storm about this? For one thing, during this increasingly conservative political climate,...
Ramirez Is a Big Part of Why Baseball Thriving in Cleveland
It was 75 minutes to game time and the hot beat of merengue music was pulsing through the Cleveland Indians clubhouse, and Manny Ramirez was feeling it. He was in the corner, doing a little dance. It was almost as if he were back in the neighborhood,...
Rebels Repel Russian Attack Hostages in Hospital Scream, `Don't Shoot'
Chechen rebel gunmen holding 2,000 hostages in a hospital repelled two Russian commando attacks Saturday while captives waved white sheets from smoky windows and shouted, "Don't shoot!"The fighting left dozens dead and wounded, according to some of the...
Rental-Unit Project Is Drawing Criticism
WHILE ST. LOUIS officials say they are focusing on building or renovating owner-occupied housing, the city is enthusiastically backing a huge project to build more rental units.Richard D. Baron, president of McCormack Baron and Associates, is proposing...
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