St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 20, 1993

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2nd-Place Finish Satisfies Viz Golfers
The prize didn't measure as the biggest. But Visitation's trophy might have symbolized the most satisfying finish at the Missouri girls golf championships.</P><P>"I think when the other girls at school see the trophy, our medals, the...
4 in 5 Teen Achievers Admit They've Cheated
Cheating is pervasive among the nation's top high school students, according to a survey of juniors and seniors with at least B averages. Nearly 80 percent admitted some dishonesty, such as copying someone else's homework or cheating on an exam.The survey...
A Dog's Life
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk The Law runneth forward and back For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, And the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. - Rudyard KiplingAFTER 100,000 hours of patient observation, author Elizabeth Marshall...
A Nurturing Support System for Moms They Learn from Each Other at Mothers' Center
BY THE TIME Sharon Curran's son was 18 months old, she felt isolated and alone. For 10 hours a day, she had no one to talk to but a toddler with about a dozen words in his vocabulary."Donnie had been the most colicky baby in history," Curran said. "My...
Bears Take Chance on Steelers' Worley
The Pittsburgh Steelers traded running back Tim Worley to the Chicago Bears on Tuesday for two conditional draft choices.Worley, a 1989 first-round draft pick, had carried 10 times for 32 yards this season after playing only two games in two seasons...
`Best Ever' Pioneers on 14-Win Streak
Over the years, Dave Thurmer has coached some great players and some outstanding teams at Duchesne High.But this year's soccer team may be the Pioneers' best. Ever."In terms of overall depth and talent, there's no question that this is the best team...
Bike Trail to Kc? Open the Door, Katy 196-Mile Rail Stretch May Be Available
A decision by Southern Pacific Lines to abandon a 196-mile stretch of railroad through the Ozarks opens the door for extending the Katy Trail to Kansas City, state officials say."Our focus always has been getting the Katy to Kansas City," said David...
Blues' Bosses Check out Sharks' New Dive
Blues President Jack Quinn played time traveler Monday.Quinn rarely travels with the team, but he made the Blues' first trip to the new San Jose Arena and used it as a sneak preview of the new Kiel Center, which is rising in downtown St. Louis.Quinn...
Blues' Brass Take a Close Look at Sharks' New Home
Blues President Jack Quinn played time traveler Monday.Quinn rarely travels with the team, but he made the Blues' first trip to the new San Jose Arena and used it as a sneak preview of the new Kiel Center, which is rising Cin downtown St. Louis.Quinn...
Blues Outshot 39-19 but Outscore Sharks 4-1
Blues winger Kelly Chase knew the way in San Jose.He saw that his teammates desperately needed a spark, so he gave them one at 15 minutes 23 seconds of the second period Tuesday night, helping the Blues avert what could have been an embarrassing defeat.Chase's...
Bond Gets Levees into Senate Bill
Federal programs for repairing levees damaged by the Flood of '93 - already spilling over budget limits by a projected $70 million - could be inundated by millions more in repair costs as a result of Senate action on Tuesday, officials say.Sen. Christopher...
Briefcase
NATIONAL THE ECONOMY Housing Hits 3 1/2-year High</P><P>Housing construction hit a 3 1/2-year high in September, with the help of low mortgage rates, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.</P><P>Starts on new single-family...
Briefs
PAKISTAN Bhutto Back As Prime MinisterBenazir Bhutto reclaimed the prime minister's post Tuesday, getting her second chance in five years to solve the social and economic woes of Pakistan."We are facing severe economic problems," Bhutto told the National...
Briefs
HAYRIDE INCIDENT Couple Sue Cooperative, Lawyer Over Injuries</P><P>A prominent lawyer in Madison County and an electric cooperative were sued by a woman and her husband for injuries she suffered when a power line fell on a wagon during...
Briefs
PAKISTAN Bhutto Back As Prime Minister</P><P>Benazir Bhutto reclaimed the prime minister's post Tuesday, getting her second chance in five years to solve the social and economic woes of Pakistan.</P><P>"We are facing severe...
Buffalo Herd Takes Back the Prairie Oklahoma Preserve Is the Last Piece Left from Tall Grass Days
Timidly at first, as if uncertain of their course, 300 buffaloes circled the barbed-wire pen. Then, prodded by all-terrain vehicles and pickup trucks, the woolly animals loped out of the gate and, gathering speed, ran almost silently into the tall grass,...
Buy or Die Unless They Improve Investments, 'Hawks and Wings Will Wither
The Blackhawks have no scoring ability. The Red Wings have no goaltending and little cohesion.</P><P>As a result, the two (once?) dominant teams in the Central Division combined to win three of their first 14 games this season.</P><P>The...
California Nears Vote on School Vouchers Balloting Results Nov. 2 Could Influence Nation
Depending on whom you ask, school tuition vouchers from the government could mean death or salvation for the nation's largest state school system.California voters decide in two weeks - Nov. 2 - on such a plan, Proposition 174.Given nationwide interest...
Cardenal to Coach First for Cardinals
Former Cardinals outfielder Jose Cardenal will coach first base for the team in 1994, manager Joe Torre announced Tuesday.Cardenal, 50, spent 18 seasons in the major leagues, compiling a .275 career batting average, 138 home runs and 329 stolen bases....
Car Hop: Stull's `Cat' Move Saved Him
When University of Missouri football coach Bob Stull hired Skip Hall as his defensive coordinator last winter, he wasn't just bringing in a crafty and feisty assistant. He was calling on a confidant of more than 20 years."You draw upon your past to help...
Chiefs Cheer Reno on Crime
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno faced the assembled police chiefs, 3,500 of them, and fired away.Pass the Brady Bill, she told them. Put more cops on the streets. Build more prisons. Get tougher with young punks.The chiefs applauded her every step of...
Clinton Wants Volunteers to Fight Global Warming
President Bill Clinton appealed to both businesses and individuals Tuesday to pitch in and combat global warming as he unveiled his plan to reduce the nation's "greenhouse" gas emissions."In concert with all other nations, we simply must halt global...
Cocaine Addict Goes out in Style of His Own Times
LAST YEAR, DEANDRE MAYS found himself involved in the debate about national health care.Regular readers might remember the case. It began when Mays was arrested for attempted rape.The state seemed to have a pretty strong case. Somebody had called the...
Concrete Ordinance Flap Continues; Fines Levied
Star Concrete in Cottleville still is being fined $500 nearly every day for not complying with an ordinance that city officials put on the books several months ago.Cottleville Police Chief Dan Jackson told the Board of Aldermen last week that he was...
Construction of New Homes Ahead of '92
Residential construction in St. Charles County appears ready to surpass last year's strong showing.Permits were issued for 265 new houses countywide in September, bringing the total for the year to 1,986. Through the first nine months of 1992 - the best...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl Norwood Walks out on Stars
Central Division:The Blackhawks love little center Kevin Todd, a scrapper they got for defensive prospect Adam Bennett. . . . Stars netminder Andy Moog is looking for a three-year, $6 million deal. The Stars are offering two years. . . . Former Blue...
Crudup, Booker Found Guilty of Misdemeanor, Fined $25
University of Missouri basketball players Jevon Crudup and Melvin Booker were found guilty Tuesday of reduced misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace.Municipal Court Judge Leslie Schneider fined Crudup and Booker $25 each and ordered them each to...
Defending against `Murkin English'
WHY can't the English teach their children how to speak? That's what the fictional Henry Higgins asks in "My Fair Lady," based on Irishman George Bernard Shaw's play.Well, they are trying. But it's an uphill battle for those who are determined that changes...
Denny's 4 Rescuers Form `One for All' Bond
AS SYMBOLS OF last year's riots, they are indelible. As people, they're barely known. Even some of their neighbors don't know who they are and what they've done.It has been 1 1/2 years since four Los Angeles residents, watching television in different...
Depeche Mode Offers Gothic Anthems
IN ITS first St. Louis appearance, the British quartet Depeche Mode brought its "Songs of Faith and Devotion" to The Arena on Sunday evening. Even in a venue as cavernous as The Arena, the scale of the group's sound and lighting production was monumental,...
Discussion of Bills on Public Records Put on Back Burner
Bills to give more access to public records and keep officials more accountable are not needed and will not be reported out of committee this fall, a state senator said Tuesday.Sen. Doris Karpiel, chairwoman of the Senate Executive Committee, said the...
District Growth Prompts Talk of April Bond Vote
The Francis Howell School District is seeking a cure for its growing pains, and the cost may be a $6 million bond issue in April.Three subcommittees of the long-range planning council are working with administrators on ways to increase space for the...
Doctor's Wife Makes a Noise of Her Own
Dear Ann Landers: I was stunned and angered by the complaints of the medical transcribers who found doctors' transcription tapes filled with inappropriate noise. Your response was totally insensitive.Don't you understand what it means when a doctor eats...
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas on Dog, Man, Destinies
INTERVIEWED in St. Louis when she was attending a meeting of the Delta Society, an organization that trains dogs to serve as companions for disabled people, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas gave her views on the interlaced destinies of dog and man, and related...
Fear, Illness Slow Deliberations in la Trial
The jury deliberations in the Reginald Denny beating case suffered new setbacks Tuesday when one juror was reported to be fearful and two jurors became ill. One of the two saw a doctor.It was the first day back for the jury after it acquitted two black...
Gaston's Move Pays off Molitor Replaces Olerud, Leads Blue Jays to 10-3 Win
Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston benched the American League batting champion Tuesday night. Of course, he was able to replace him with the No. 2 hitter in the league.With the designated hitter ruled out for Games 3, 4 and 5 in the World Series,...
Guillotine Looms in Modern Tale of Two Cities
I called my father in Baltimore to wish him a happy birthday. Naturally, he wanted to talk about NFL expansion.What was the latest? Would Baltimore get a team? Don't know, Dad. I wish I had an answer.He was an original Colts season-ticket holder. In...
Hartford Offer for Pats Has a St. Louis Clause
After months of planning, an investment group seeking to bring the New England Patriots to Connecticut submitted a formal offer Tuesday to buy the National Football League team for $133 million.The offer is contingent on St. Louis winning its bid for...
Hentgen Finds Redemption on Road Again
Toronto's Pat Hentgen is one of the least trusted 19-game winners in recent memory - especially after a dismal performance in the American League Championship Series. But he re-established himself Tuesday night.Hentgen, 12-2 on the road in the regular...
Historian David Mccullough: Using Television to Teach
WHAT IF the nation turned over its key waterways to waste operators, allowing them to dump as much garbage into the Hudson, Mississippi and Missouri rivers as was possible and profitable? Most of us would react with outrage.But author David McCullough...
Home Pcs Have It All, from Modems to Mickey
Imagine IBM signing up with Walt Disney to produce a Mickey Mouse computer and you'll have some idea of the craziness in the home computer market today.Even a company whose middle name is "Business" is getting into the act with a variety of inexpensive...
Injured Hunter Waited Two Days for Rescue
Visions of his son with his first fish strengthened the spirit of an outdoorsman from Worden who lay injured for two days after falling from a tree while deer hunting."You can't imagine what you think about at a time like that," David Cahill, the injured...
In Receivership Irvin's Gaudy Numbers Bankrupt NFL Defenses
Is it official? Can we now unequivocally declare Michael Irvin the best wide receiver in the National Football League?"I tell you what, if he's not the best, then I'm sure he's right up there near the top," said Hubbard Alexander, wide-receivers coach...
Insurance `Action Kit' Uncovered
If it were a steamy paperback, it might be called "Secrets of the Health Insurance Lobby."An insurance industry manual on how to make its multimillion-dollar lobbying campaign look like a grass-roots effort has fallen into the hands of a rival advocacy...
Investors Say Germania Misled Them `Solid Investment' Turned out to Be Loss of Life Savings, Several Testify
Several people testified Tuesday that Germania Bank misled them about the safety of certain notes it sold them and that they lost their life savings through the investments."They said they were insured and it was a solid investment," said Louis Storey,...
Jaeger's Fg Lifts Raiders to 23-20 Win over Broncos
Jeff Jaeger's foot sunk into the turf of Mile High Stadium.And his heart sunk into his stomach.After Jaeger had made nine consecutive field goals over five games, the Los Angeles Raiders had called on him to kick one more, a game-winner before a national...
Jury's Still out Here on Divorce without Lawyers Elsewhere, Going Solo to Court Is In
Patti Waytus, 41, wants a cheap and fast divorce. She's getting one for $250 and one month from filing to final hearing. How?Basically, by doing it on her own."I just thought, `Why fork out all the money for a lawyer?' " said Waytus, a supermarket produce...
Lightning Strikes, Twice: It's Gretzky vs. Gretzky
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brent Gretzky will get the chance he has dreamed about for the past 11 years - to compete against the hockey legend who happens to be his big brother."He'll probably be a little bit more nervous than I will be," Wayne Gretzky...
Limiting Iowa's Rate of Return Sparked Illini
Football fans love to talk about quarterbacks with the Midas touch, running backs with moves like O.J. Simpson, and linebackers who hit with the force of Dick Butkus.Coaches, on the other hand, love to chat about special teams.So it wasn't surprising...
Lingering Cold: Sinus Infection?
Dear Dr. Donohue: How long should a sinus infection go on? Is a headache a part of such infections? Just a few words on this would help my understanding, especially one of those concise explanations. My husband also.Fever and headache can accompany a...
Lutheran Panel Supports Masturbation, Gay Couples
Masturbation is healthy, the Bible supports homosexual unions and teaching teens how to use condoms to prevent disease is a moral imperative, says a task force leading the nation's largest Lutheran body into the sex wars.Four years in the making, a draft...
Lutheran's 2nd Year Brings Happy Turnabout
When the high school football season opened, the goal of Lutheran-St. Charles coach Steve Schmid was to make progress."In a situation like ours, it's not fair to judge progress in terms of wins and losses," the first-year coach said before the season....
Material Girl: Ultimately Pretty Much Immaterial
THE IMMEDIATE QUESTION: Does Madonna deserve more respect?The larger issue: In this era of MTV and People magazine, how can we distinguish between somebody who has talent and somebody who merely has fame?I bring this up because of months' worth of correspondence...
Missed Turn, Backing Up on I-70 Results in Pileup
A man who missed his turn off Interstate 70 in O'Fallon and backed his car into traffic caused a four-vehicle pileup that resulted in several injuries Saturday, authorities say.The driver of the first car, Edward G. Johnson, 48, of O'Fallon, was admitted...
Monsanto Income Jumps 76 Percent
A comeback in chemicals, a rebound in pharmaceuticals and a revival in artificial sweeteners paced Monsanto Co. to a third quarter that surprised Wall Street.Income jumped 76 percent for the quarter ended Sept. 30 to $95 million, even though sales slipped...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
You get the feeling this World Series is going to last until December? GENE COLLIER of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette did when Game 1 dragged on for 3 hours 27 minutes and Game 2 went an interminable 3:35. Only insomniacs cheered. Collier asks:"You know...
Ms. Bhutto's Second Chance
Pakistan's labor to produce a viable democracy has been long and painful. The third election in five years, held two weeks ago, underscored the fact that the process is not finished yet. Although the once and new prime minister, Benazir Bhutto, and her...
New ATF Chief Warns of `Federal Police Force'
The new head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms says his first priority will be to thwart any effort by President Bill Clinton's administration to merge his agency with the FBI.John Magaw said such a merger might be "very, very close to having...
New Plant Announcement Boosts Steel Firm's Stock
Huntco Inc. stock surged $5.75 a share Tuesday after the company announced plans to add a new mill at its steel plant in Blytheville, Ark.Huntco is a Chesterfield-based steel processor with plants in Houston; Madison, Ill.; Catoosa, Okla.; and Springfield,...
Newton's Law: Principia Receiver Close to Ruling Record Books
Principia College wide receiver Matt Newton is obscured in the cracks of NCAA III. Yet, he is on the threshold of becoming a giant on the national college football charts.Newton, a senior, is on the verge of becoming the career receiving leader in Division...
Norwood Walks out on Stars
Central Division:The Blackhawks love little center Kevin Todd, a scrapper they got for defensive prospect Adam Bennett. . . . Stars netminder Andy Moog is looking for a three-year, $6 million deal. The Stars are offering two years. . . . Former Blue...
No Sweat: Breckenridge Keeps His Winning Ways
Tom Breckenridge went into last week's Gateway Athletic Conference meet wondering if he had another big race in him.Breckenridge opened his sophomore season at St. Charles West with a flurry in winning the First Capitol Invitational. He followed that...
Octoberfest Still Waits for Throng Roads to Hermann Open after Long, Wet Summer
Business owners and city officials in Hermann are worried that a low Octoberfest turnout could devastate a local economy already weakened by summer's flood.Rain, cold weather and flash floods have cut attendance at the four-week festival about 50 percent,...
Open Government, Openly Arrived At
Lost in the publicity over more high-profile issues such as the continuing Chicago school mess and expansion of riverboat gambling are two questions the Illinois Legislature should address when it returns next week. Strengthening guidelines that govern...
Overhead Camera Puts Focus on Umps
Richie Phillips, the attorney for the umpires, dashed off a release Tuesday denouncing the use of an overhead camera by CBS, saying it "denigrated" the umpires' performance."The overhead camera creates what experts have termed a parallax," Phillips said.A...
Parkway West Wins 2-1 in 9, Repeats as Softball Champ
As a steady rain fell Tuesday, all Lisa Piskulic could think about was the misery of her last at-bat.She had struck out."That was my third at-bat. Before my fourth at-bat, I said to myself that I wasn't going to end my senior year that way."Instead,...
Party in Search of a Candidate
WANTED: A CERTIFIED public accountant willing to work long hours for no pay. Chance of advancement in November 1994, with first paycheck possible in January 1995.Preference given to applicants with wealthy acquaintances.So far, Missouri Democrats have...
People
SEAN CONNERY said he's fine after six weeks of radiation therapy on his throat.The London press has been speculating for months that Connery has cancer, but he did not say what was wrong with his throat. Royal Marsden Hospital, where he was treated,...
Perot May Have Peaked
That new sucking sound you hear is the wind escaping from beneath the wings of Ross Perot's presidential dreams. Recent blows have been so serious that Perot may have lost his chance to be a factor in the 1996 presidential elections.The first hit: the...
Pez Lasts Dispenser Candy Popular as Ever
What do Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog and a rose with an eyeball have in common?Hint: It begins with the letter "P," is derived from the German word for peppermint, and comes in strawberry, orange, grape and lemon.It smells like boiling Jell-O when it's...
Police Chiefs Cheer Reno for Stand on Guns, Crime
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno faced the assembled police chiefs, 3,500 of them, and fired away.Pass the Brady Bill, she told them. Put more cops on the streets. Build more prisons. Get tougher with young punks.The chiefs applauded her every step of...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: TRAFFIC FATALITYSt. Louis County: John Ronzio, 74, of the 11800 block of Eddie and Park Road in south...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: TRAFFIC FATALITYSt. Louis County: John Ronzio, 74, of the 11800 block of Eddie and Park Road in south...
Prosecutor Will Be Nominated Clinton Will Ask Senate to Approve State's Attorney from Carbondale
W. Christopher Grace will be seeing some familiar faces in the Senate confirmation hearings after President Bill Clinton nominates him as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois on Thursday.That is because two of the 18 members of the Senate...
Rangers Pulled out of Somalia "We're in Stand-Down Position, Clinton Says"
In a further step back from armed confrontation with Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President Bill Clinton ordered a pullout Tuesday of Army Ranger forces he had sent to Somalia to capture the clan leader.The move reflected the administration's effort to shift...
Rangers Pulled out of Somalia `We're in Stand-Down Position,' Clinton Says
In a further step back from armed confrontation with Mohamed Farrah Aidid, President Bill Clinton ordered a pullout Tuesday of Army Ranger forces he had sent to Somalia to capture the clan leader.The move reflected the administration's effort to shift...
Religion's Proper Place in Cultural Debates
Can tax dollars be used for vouchers for private - and parochial - schools without violating the separation between church and state? If much of the pro-life movement is rooted in religious beliefs, should anti-abortion views be dismissed as politically...
Reno Winks at Justice Secrets
Generally speaking, letting bygones be bygones is good policy. But isn't President Bill Clinton overdoing it? What on earth could be his interest in not having a serious outside investigation of the long-running scandal of Inslaw, the case of the software...
Republican Critics of NAFTA `Straining at Gnats,' Danforth Says
With conservative Republicans in the House threatening a tax revolt against the proposed free-trade pact, President Bill Clinton on Tuesday offered to compromise and Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., said that his fellow party members were "straining at...
Riding a Wave of Irritation
WHEN THE carpool falls apart, so does my friend Gina.Carpools are a fascinating institution. They sound so logical, so efficient, bound to be a help to all concerned. No wonder they have been the lynchpin of suburban life for decades.But there's a catch:...
Scores! Hockey Day Draws 1,300 Children Ready to Take to Rec-Plex Ice
To say that St. Charles County residents have been starved for an ice skating rink may not be an exaggeration. Those who worked at the St. Peters Hockey Day last week became gluttons for punishment.More than 1,300 children filled out applications for...
Senate Rejects Curb on Troop Use but Nonbinding Provision Passes, Revealing Depth of Dissatisfaction
President Bill Clinton fended off a challenge to his power as commander in chief Tuesday night as the Senate rejected a Republican effort to bar U.S. forces from serving under a foreign commander.By a vote of 65-33, the Senate turned aside a measure...
Senate Rejects Curb on Troop Use but Nonbinding Provision Passes, Revealing Dept of Dissatisfaction
The Senate rejected a Republican effort Tuesday night to give Congress a greater say in President Bill Clinton's ability to use combat forces in conflicts such as those in Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia-Herzegovina.By a vote of 65-33, the Senate turned aside...
Serbs Raped in `Ethnic Cleansing,' U.N. Finds
A U.N. war crimes commission has found evidence that rape has been used by the Serbs as a weapon of terror in the war in Bosnia.But the commission says that the number of provable cases of rape may be substantially lower than the 20,000 estimated earlier...
She Wants Proof of His Paternity
Dear Abby: My husband of 14 years just received a "Dear Daddy" letter from a 23-year-old girl! He said he had slept with the girl's mother one night, three days before her husband returned from the service. Phil rushed to have dinner with this girl...
Special-Interest Lawmaking at Its Worst
In a move both shortsighted and wrongheaded, the tobacco industry seems to have shot itself in the foot - and may have seriously wounded U.S. trade policy as well. The successful push by tobacco-state representatives for a domestic-content law for American...
Special Taxing District Focus of Work Session $26 Million Deal for Convention Center Financing
The St. Charles City Council will scrutinize the finer points of a special taxing district that will provide nearly $26 million in seed money for a multimillion dollar redevelopment proposal.Council President Bob Kneemiller, 3rd Ward, said a work session...
State Program Seeks Investors in Plan to Recycle Garbage
A state program is aiming to convince business and civic leaders that there is money to be made in garbage.The East Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District is looking for takers on an offer to provide up to $50,000 in start-up costs to cities,...
St. Louis U. Hails Gift from Connelly
WEDNESDAY'S WHOPPER: He may or may not be the salvation for the NFL Partnership, but John Connelly certainly gave St. Louis University a boost last weekend when he signed a personal check for $1 million and presented it to SLU's prez, Lawrence Biondi,...
Students Test the Waters Environment Class Gets River Samples for Siue Project
Students from Francis Howell North High School who gathered along the Missouri River in St. Charles last week were literally testing the waters.The students, juniors and seniors in the environmental-studies class, were taking water samples for tests...
Study Says Lead Test Needs Improvement
The most common medical test for lead contamination is not sensitive enough to detect levels that might endanger the people most at risk, according to a new report.The study says "substantial improvement" is necessary in tests to measure and monitor...
Switching on the Power of Fusion Key Tests Coming Up on Cleaner Energy
It has taken 20 years and more than $1 billion to set the stage, and now the big event is about to happen - a full-blown test seeking atomic fusion by using a rich mixture of isotopes of hydrogen.It has been called the most important experiment faced...
Tape Played Two Ways in Denny Case Video Put Defendants at Scene but Failed to Show Key-Intent
IN THE END, the powerful videotape of the violence at a flash point of the 1992 Los Angeles riots - the most compelling evidence of the case against two men charged in the Reginald Denny beating - was a sword that cut both ways.The often-intimate account...
Texan May Save NFL Push Source: Mcnair to Head Investors
Businessman Robert C. McNair of Houston is in line to become managing general partner of the St. Louis NFL Partnership, the group trying to bring a National Football League expansion franchise here.Barring an unforeseen collapse in negotiations with...
The French May Be Playing Their GATT Cards Much Too Coyly
France is forcing a confrontation between the United States and Europe on trade issues. The Balladur government in Paris has hardened its public position on GATT disputes in recent days, despite German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's offer last week to mediate...
The Quote Machine
Lightning coach Terry Crisp, on the clutch-and-grab Panthers:"I love the drill they have where they play with two sticks, one in each hand - one of theirs and one of ours. We've got to practice that."Kings coach Barry Melrose, on $10 souvenir Mighty...
There's No Masking It: Hooray for Halloween
`WHAT IS IT about Halloween? Why is it such a big deal these days?"D-Day, a deejay on The Point radio, asked me that on his morning show.My brain isn't at its best in the morning. I mumbled something, waiting for the caffeine to kick in.Ever since, I've...
Tying the President's Hands?
Having beaten back an effort in the Senate last week to force an American troop withdrawal from Somalia before next March 31, President Bill Clinton faces a fight this week over the deployment of military force to carry out his Haitian policy. Senate...
U.S. Frigate Stops First Ship in New Haitian Embargo
A U.S. Navy frigate stopped a ship carrying cement off the coast of Haiti on Tuesday in the first maritime interception since the reimposition of an oil and weapons embargo against Haiti.The ship, a Belizian-flagged vessel named the San Antonio, was...
Violence Is on Screen in Sarajevo's Other Theater
FOR LIFE YOU NEED more than just bread and water, you need a movie theater as well." With those words, Almir Palata dedicated Sarajevo's other kind of theater.Though operational since mid-February, the movie theater was formally christened the Apollo...
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