St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 31, 1996

1930s Manager of Restaurant Arrived in '04
Si Hensien, a former manager of Big Chief restaurant in the Pond area of St. Louis County, came to St. Louis for the 1904 World's Fair.He's 104 now, and he's still getting around. He and his second wife, Norma, live with his granddaughter and her husband,...
24-Hour, Worldwide Effort to Capture Life in Cyberspace
A battalion of photographers, like the teams that captured everyday lives in the "Day in the Life" books on the United States, China, the Soviet Union and elsewhere, has set its sights on a new target: cyberspace.On Feb. 8, more than 1,000 professional,...
2 Quick Goals Send Wings Past Leafs
Sergei Fedorov and Igor Larionov scored 16 seconds apart in the third period as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Tuesday night.The Red Wings have won seven of their last eight and are unbeaten in 19 of their last...
3 Adults Charged after Boy Accidentally Shoots Mother
A 9-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother in the shoulder while the family was hiding from drug dealers in a motel near Granite City, police and prosecutors say.The woman, her husband and a friend were charged Tuesday with misdemeanors, and two...
50 Years of High Marks for Highlights
DENTISTRY, in my mind and probably in the minds of millions of other baby boomers, will always be tied up with Highlights magazine.Highlights made going to the dentist - all right, fun would be too strong a word. But it was something to look forward...
Access for Handicapped Is Advisory Council Focus
CAMDENTON, Mo. - Those who attended the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Disabled Accessibility Advisory Council field trip to Lake of the Ozarks last November had high hopes.MDC engineers, who designed the disabled-user-friendly facilities...
Airwave Frontier Window Opens on 21st Century with Commercial Use of Millimeter Waves
Car radar to warn of approaching trouble. Wireless gadgets to control your appliances and security from an easy chair.Federal regulators are unlocking a vast, virtually unused portion of the public airwaves to make these and other not-yet-imagined...
Alderman Tyus Wants City to Rescind Schnucks Offer
Alderman Sharon Tyus has some advice for the city: Withdraw its offer to give a $1 million tract of land and tax breaks to a grocery chain.Tyus wants to cancel the offer because, she says, it fails to deliver the one thing St. Louis needs - a discount...
Alderman Wants City to Rescind Store Offer Tyus Says Area Needs Discounter, Not Grocery
Alderman Sharon Tyus has some advice for the city: Withdraw its offer to give a $1 million tract of land and tax breaks to a grocery store chain.Tyus wants to cancel the offer because, she says, it fails to deliver the one thing St. Louis needs - a...
Area Wrestlers Set to Grapple with District Tourneys
Most St. Louis-area high schools have completed the regular-season part of their wrestling schedule and are gearing up for district tournaments Saturday.Each class of Missouri schools is divided into eight districts, with seven or eight teams competing...
Backlog at City Hall Stalls Board Actions
ANTEDILUVIAN: City Hall types are waiting for a flood of mayoral appointments to the city's various public boards and commissions. As paperwork has backed up in Room 200, some of the city's boards whose memberships have lapsed are having a difficult...
Bank Examiner Calls S&l's Deals a `Sham' Official Testifies before Whitewater Panel
A federal bank examiner told the Senate Whitewater committee Tuesday that the Arkansas savings and loan at the center of the scandal was heavily involved in fraudulent real estate deals that amounted to a "pyramid scheme."James Clark, whose examination...
Big Chief Revival Serves Up Memories of Route 66 Days
In far west St. Louis County, folks are savoring the rebirth of Big Chief, at one time a home for employees at the Weldon Spring Ordnance Works and the uranium-processing complex, also at Weldon Spring.Big Chief is perhaps best known for its square...
Bosley Says He Must Support Minorities Mayor Defends Push for `Cultural Diversity'
Trying to rebut criticism of how he is running the city, Freeman Bosley Jr. said Tuesday that his role as the first black mayor is to bring more minorities and women into the business of making St. Louis work."It's easy to be critical," Bosley said in...
Bosley's Role: Back Women, Minorities Mayor Defends Push for `Cultural Diversity'
Trying to rebut criticism of how he is running the city, Freeman Bosley Jr. said Tuesday that his role as the first black mayor is to bring more minorities and women into the business of making St. Louis work."It's easy to be critical," Bosley said in...
Briefs
MISSOURI SALVATION ARMY Campaign For The Needy Reaches Goal Of $4 Million</P><P>The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign reached its $4 million goal Tuesday - just in the St. Nick of time, one might say. The deadline is today.</P><P>The...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EDWARDSVILLE Episcopal Woman Rector Is The Diocese's First</P><P>The Rev. Virginia L. Bennett of St. Charles has become the rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Edwardsville. She is the first woman priest to be named...
Briefs
IRAN U.S. Naval Leader In Gulf Wary Of New Attack Missile</P><P>Iran has test-fired a new low-flying missile designed to attack ships, adding to its potential for disrupting the Persian Gulf, the commander of U.S. naval forces in the...
Bulldogs End Regular Season Unbeaten in Duals
The Fort Zumwalt South swimming team capped its best regular season last week, winning two duals and a tri-meet.The Bulldogs (14-0) beat Ritenour 135-53 and Hazelwood West 126-57 in dual action. In a tri-meet at McCluer North, South had 144 points...
Bull Market Continues to Rule NBA
Scottie Pippen scored 28 points and the Chicago bench helped overcome a slow start as the visiting Bulls held off the Houston Rockets 98-87 Tuesday night for their 16th consecutive National Basketball Association victory.The triumph improved the Bulls'...
Bundle Branch Block Is Usually Permanent
Dear Dr. Donohue: I would like to know if left bundle branch block ever reverts to normal? Please write just "yes" or "no."For most patients, the block is forever.Regular readers will recall my earlier discussions of branch blocks. You can think of...
Can Arafat Deliver Peace and Democracy?
To no one's surprise, Yasser Arafat won the Jan. 20 Palestinian elections, and did so resoundingly, with at least 85 percent of the votes. Fifty of the 88 seats in the new Palestinian Authority Council will be filled by his people, and most outside...
Consumer Confidence Tumbles
Americans fell into a blue funk last month, pinching pennies in their holiday shopping and sending consumer confidence readings plunging to a two-year low.Tuesday's gloomy reports on confidence and Christmas sales added to evidence that America's economic...
Court Criticized Child-Abuse Policy City School Board Received Warning in 1991
In 1991, the federal appeals court here warned the St. Louis School Board that its child-abuse reporting policy and training requirements left board members vulnerable to damage suits.More than four years later, the district is still using the child-abuse...
Court Urges Funding for Legal Aid
The Illinois Supreme Court urged the Legislature on Tuesday to make up a loss in federal funds that would force the state legal-aid agency representing death row prisoners to close on April 1.Underfunding of state agencies that represent prisoners in...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONThe Blackhawks covet Tony Granato and Marty McSorley from the Kings; Granato is a Chicagoan, and McSorley would bring some much-coveted toughness for the playoffs. The 'Hawks can't count on Steve Smith, who is battling a balky back....
Cup Run? Toronto Turns over New Leafs
The Maple Leafs seem quite serious about resuming their Stanley Cup chase this spring.Hence Toronto's deals for veteran forwards Kirk Muller and Dave Gagner, a pair of gritty 20- to 30-goal scorers who can check, win one-on-one battles around the...
Dole's New Iowa Ad Takes on Forbes Businessman Portrayed as Extravagant Spender, `Not Ready for Job'
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole said Tuesday that he felt comfortable about his prospects in Iowa but decided it was time to answer "about $10 million worth of Bob Dole bashing" by Steve Forbes.A new Dole ad portrays Forbes as an extravagant spender...
Don't Avoid Divorce `for the Kids' Sake'
Dear Abby: I feel compassion for "Wants Out," who is enduring a loveless marriage and verbal abuse for the sake of her children.I, too, "for the sake of my children" feared ending my marriage. The turning point for me came when a friend told me how much...
Dramatic Takeoff Preceded Fatal Crash
The last thing Lt. Cmdr. John Stacy Bates told his parents was to take the southern airport exit so they would get a better view of his takeoff.Shortly before heading down the Nashville International Airport runway, the Navy pilot asked permission for...
Fact or Fiction? a Touchy-Feely Candidate Who Stumbles to Victory
I had Mickey Kantor cornered. The former chairman of the Clinton presidential campaign and current U.S. trade representative was standing outside a Washington gourmet shop and I was asking him if he knew the anonymous author of "Primary Colors," the...
Family Flicks
NEWMr. Holland's Opus (PG) covers 30 years of both inspiring moments and hard knocks in the life of a high school music teacher. Lead Richard Dreyfuss starts off with an indifferent attitude toward his profession but winds up devoted to his job and...
FDA Panel Approves New Whooping Cough Vaccination
A new whooping cough vaccine appears safe enough to give to infants, a government advisory panel announced.The advisers to the Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended approval of Tripedia as an injected whooping cough vaccine. The panelists...
Federal Largess Covers Sex Change
You can count on Women's Quarterly, a publication of the Independent Women's Forum, to unearth examples of the kind of absurdity we accept these days without blinking. An example, from the winter issue, is offered by Deborah Weiss, formerly an attorney...
Ft. Wood Hospital Gives Incorrect Readings on Pap Tests
As many as 500 women may have received incorrect results from Pap smears performed at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood in central Missouri, the hospital said Tuesday.The test detects cervical abnormalities and cervical...
Gabe Kaplan: Welcome Him Back to Stage, TV
WELCOME back, Kaplan.For the past decade, Gabe Kaplan has been out of sight, out of mind.While John Travolta, who was one of the "sweathogs" in Kaplan's 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," saw his career seesaw in the past decade, Kaplan disappeared.But...
Gift Gives E. St. Louis Police a Wheel Deal
After 27 years with the East St. Louis Police Department, Lt. J.W. Cowan got used to driving around on investigations and stake-outs in what he affectionately called his "old clunkers."Detective Sgt. Walter Boone remembers riding in the old paddy wagon.On...
In Bosnia, Mines Are Foremost on Soldiers' Minds
THE INFANTRYMAN'S version of Murphy's Law includes this subsection:The important things are always simple.The simple things are always hard.The easy way is always mined.Which is the whole point of mines. They're not necessarily meant to blow up the...
Interco Drops the Last Shoe Name Change Reflects Focus
Interco Inc. said Tuesday it would cut another tie to its footwear heritage by changing its name to Furniture Brands International Inc. on March 1.Interco's new identity will complete its transformation from a diversified manufacturer to a more focused,...
It's Magic Again for Lakers Fans in La
There hadn't been this kind of a buzz in the Forum since the days when Pat Riley was stalking the side of the court, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was hoisting sky hooks and Magic Johnson was threading passes.After two forced retirements and a frustrating coaching...
It's Magic Again for Victorious Lakers Johnson Makes Big Comeback with 19 Points and 10 Assists
After 4 1/2 seasons of retirement and stints as a coach and owner, Magic Johnson was back in the NBA on Tuesday night with numbers just like the old days.Wearing a uniform so new it still had wrinkles and his new "MVP" shoes that were flown in specially...
I've Got It! Maybe . . . . but Once You've Come Up with a Marvelous, Money-Making Invention, You May Then Have to Reinvent Yourself. Just Ask These St. Louisans Who've Tried It
IN 1986, an idea dropped into Pam Doty's mind - kerplunk - as solidly as an infield fly into a mitt.An airbrush illustrator who painted sweatshirt and T-shirt designs, she thought she should make some little animal characters that would attach by Velcro...
Jail Rape Can Make the Nonviolent Violent
Dear Ann Landers: I can't believe how many mean-spirited people there are in the world. This letter is for "Outraged in Albuquerque," who thinks prison rape is just fine because "they deserve it," and for "Reedley, Calif.," who believes everyone in...
Jeffrey Siegel Talks a Good Tune
PIANIST Jeffrey Siegel likes to yack about composers and their music. On Sunday he brought his trademark Keyboard Conversations to the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School, giving a program of two major works by Schumann, preceded by lengthy discussion.Siegel's...
Journalist Blames Press for Public Cynicism
ARE YOU CYNICAL and out of sorts about politics and the press?If so, you'll be interested in what journalist/author James Fallows has to say.Fallows, Washington editor of The Atlantic Monthly, says that the press is to blame for part of the public's...
Lady Lions' `Intensity on Defense' Dominates Foes
The women's basketball team at Lindenwood College just seems to get stronger and stronger. But coach Steve Crotz remains cautious."Don't jinx us," he said, talking about the Lady Lions' recent string of solid performances. "As well as we've been playing,...
Lawmakers Debate Ban on Freebies
Legislators sparred Tuesday over whether they should eliminate the free meals, trips and gifts they receive from lobbyists.Some saw no harm in a free lunch - particularly those provided by an organization in exchange for a speech. Others said that voters...
Leading a Crusade for Diversity
TWO YEARS AGO, John Bruno spent his Saturdays lounging on the couch in front of the tube. A little homework, some snacks and a lot of college football. Life was good."Until my mom dragged me to some leadership workshop," says Bruno.Now a senior at St....
Lindenwood Men Beat Eureka College, Fall to Conference Rival Mckendree
The Lindenwood College men's basketball team has come a long way this season. But the Lions still have a long way to go.In games last week, the Lions beat visiting Eureka College 83-69 Thursday, but fell 81-72 to visiting McKendree College Saturday...
Low Tax, Cost Cuts Send GM to Record
Strong overseas profits, cost-cutting in North America and substantially lower tax rates helped General Motors Corp. earn $1.9 billion in the fourth quarter and post the highest annual earnings in its history.The world's largest automaker said profit...
`Lucky' Pup Saved from Ice Floe Gets New Name and New Home
For a stray dog found floating down the Mississippi River on an ice floe in the dead of winter, Lucky has a bright future.On Tuesday, Jim Youchoff, a firefighter for the West Alton Volunteer Fire Department, took the German shepherd-mix female pup...
Magic Is Back, but What Will the Return Be?
If Magic Johnson wants to play basketball, give him the rock and let him do his thing.Does he miss the glory? Does he need applause and attention to be happy? Is it a little sad that this man - with a caring wife and a young son at home - failed to...
Magic Man Returns to Different Game from Point Guard to Post Man, Johnson Will Face New Stars
There hasn't been this kind of a buzz in the Forum since the days when Pat Riley was stalking the sidelines, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was hoisting sky hooks and Magic Johnson was threading passes.Now Johnson is back, after two forced retirements and a frustrating...
Managed Care Is No Panacea
If you thought your hospital grossly overbilled during the 1980s, you'll be displeased to know that the problem has gotten worse rather than better.Data compiled by the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition show that aggregate charges by the area's...
Match with Russians Turns Up Some Heat Lions OK with Freestyle, but Referee Ties 'Em Up
It was only an exhibition, but Lindenwood College wrestling coach Stacy Weiland was getting hot."Whenever you go overseas, you know you have to be prepared for anything. But you don't expect something like that here," Weiland said after the Lions...
Mat Man Hazelwood East Star Shooting for State Title
Some days are better than others.The day that Hazelwood East High senior Matt Smith had on Jan. 19 is the stuff of which advertising slogans are made.It was his 18th birthday. It was Friday, every student's favorite day. And he was on a field trip...
Memphis Jams Up Bills 80-63
Playing strong around the basket is a curious concept for St. Louis University's basketball team. For the Memphis Tigers, it's a way of life.Slow to rev up after coming in from the sleet and freezing rain, the Tigers cooked the Billikens for an 80-63...
Memphis Looking into Complaint of Racial Taunts
A couple of really rotten apples can roll onto the floor, and suddenly everyone in the store is talking about the apples.That happened this week on the Conference USA coaches teleconference. Alabama-Birmingham's Gene Bartow said after Wednesday's game...
Memphis' Wright Stuff Jams Bills
Streets slick with sleet and freezing rain nearly made Memphis coach Larry Finch late for Tuesday night's game with St. Louis University. The Tigers sold 13,604 tickets, but only 4,884 fans showed up at The Pyramid.Too bad for the Billikens that Lorenzen...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Murdoch Starting Cable News Net To OutFox CNNMedia baron Rupert Murdoch named a prominent cable TV figure Tuesday to head his new all-news television network and vowed to spend $80 million a year to fulfill his dream of having his own CNN.The chairman...
Mystery Package Is Latest Chapter in Lifetime Friendship
IF EVER a book should end with an unsolved mystery, it would be the book about Classie Moore and Hattie Blackwell.The book, by the way, would be of that genre in which women, now elderly, tell the stories of their lives. This particular book would...
NATO Allies Defuse Spat over Island
Greece announced early today that a "disengagement agreement" had been reached with Turkey over a disputed, 10-acre islet.The government said that, after U.S. mediation, troops from both NATO allies had begun pulling out. Greek Foreign Minister Theodoros...
NATO Allies Rattle Sabers over Island
Warships massed in the eastern Aegean Sea on Tuesday as Greece and Turkey threatened to do battle over the right to raise the flag on a rocky outcropping that is home only to a few goats.The crisis is the worst since the NATO allies nearly went to war...
NBA Can Practice Safe Basketball with Magic Playing
In November 1991, when he learned he was HIV-positive, Magic Johnson retired. In 1992, he aborted a comeback because of concern among his peers.Now there is more medical information available to ease concerns that Magic Johnson will not harm himself...
Neighborhood Market to Rebuild after Fire
A pall of ash and smoke blackened everything Tuesday in Gewinner's Bestway Market - hours after a fire devastated the neighborhood grocery.The two large front windows were boarded with plywood. The supermarket at 6413 Clayton Avenue, which has provided...
No Leg to Stand on for Crab Lover
I FELT guilt pangs when I saw a TV news report about animal lovers who are trying to end the practice of boiling live lobsters.A woman from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said: "No compassionate person would boil an animal alive."That's...
Obituaries
Frank M. FusznerFrank M. Fuszner, 70, of O'Fallon, died Tuesday (Jan. 30, 1996) at his home.Mr. Fuszner was a truck driver for 30 years for a freight company in St. Louis.The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street,...
Off the Drawing Board, into the Fire
MOST PEOPLE with a swell idea are total naifs about what's in store for them trying to get their idea off the drawing board. If they weren't, they wouldn't try it and we'd still be waiting for the invention of the wheel.Following is an account of Pam...
`Otello' Gets a Working from the Met, on Film
ARRIGO Boito was one of the most important noodges in operatic history. A composer and a librettist of great skill, he devoted his two best literary productions to the aging, and retired, musical giant Giuseppe Verdi.Through devotion and encouragement...
Ottawa Loss Sends Blues Back to .500
Just when the Blues appear to be getting their act together, they come up with a clunker like Monday night's 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.To put it in perspective, consider . . .The Senators are last overall in the National Hockey League, en route...
Ozzie Smith Stadium Gets $1 Million Boost
Ozzie Smith has pledged $1 million to help construct an athletic complex that includes a baseball stadium in his name at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo.Smith played for Cal Poly from 1974 to 1977. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1977 and played...
Pan Am Set to Fly Again This Summer
Pan American World Airways was reborn Tuesday, four years after financial troubles forced one of the world's air travel pioneers to shut its doors.The new Pan Am plans to start domestic flights this summer and forge alliances with international carriers,...
People
Couples, and uncouples:Having discovered the joys of parenthood with KIM BASINGER, husband ALEC BALDWIN wants more. He tells TV's "Extra" that Basinger wants another baby next year. He adds: "If I have my way, I'd be like Bobby Kennedy. . . . I'll...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Donell Cromwell, 42, was shot to death during a quarrel...
Report Cites Charity Trips by Sen. Bond His Alaska Meetings, Tournament Coincided
After arriving late for a noontime speech at the National Conference of Mayors last week, Sen. Christopher S. Bond, R-Mo., said he was sorry to have missed the chicken platter."I always like a free lunch," Bond quipped, adding that because of new Senate...
Republicans Use Tax Cut Plan as Platform to Blast Carnahan
Tax cuts are popular, especially in an election year, and there were no discouraging words Tuesday when the House Ways and Means Committee took up Gov. Mel Carnahan's proposed one-quarter cent cut in the state sales tax.Still, Carnahan's office took...
Rev. O. Walter Wagner; Church Leader Here, Civil Rights Advocate
The Rev. Dr. O. Walter Wagner, former director of the Metropolitan Church Federation here, died Saturday (Jan. 27, 1996) of infirmities in LaVerne, Calif. He was 92.From 1950 to 1969, The Rev. Dr. Wagner served as director of the old Metropolitan Church...
Siblings: How They Love to Fight Here's How Parents Can Put out Fiery Conflicts
ASK THE PARENTS how they wish their kids would feel about one another, and "You get all these nice warm fuzzies. `Loyal' and `caring' and `friendly' and `protective' - a whole list."Ask the parents how they got along with their own siblings, "and they...
Sports Shorts
Phillies Sign santiago To Replace DaultonBenito Santiago, who hit .286 last season and was the top fielding National League catcher, signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, in effect ending the catching career of veteran Darren Daulton.General...
Stock Heaven: Rate Talks, GM Open Gate
Stocks rallied to records Tuesday, fueled by unexpectedly strong earnings from General Motors Corp. and the prospect of lower interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its biggest gain in eight months.GM's report buttressed three weeks...
Students Uniformly Happy to Dress out of Character for Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week is being marked at parish schools in St. Charles County with activities such as an art exhibit, school days without uniforms, open houses, and parent and teacher appreciation days.The art exhibit, at Mid Rivers Mall, features 300...
Support Groups
TodayHonest Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. at Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Street,...
Suspect Shot as He Held Gun on Girl `I'm Going to Kill Her,' He Yelled
Gunmen invaded a Minnesota farmhouse and held a family hostage for 14 hours before trying to escape with a 10-year-old girl as their shield, police said.The standoff ended Tuesday when a suspect who was holding a pistol to the girl's head was shot...
The Game of Gender Reversal: `If I Wake Up as . . .'
TO THE GIRLS, imagine you wake up as a guy. To the guys, imagine you wake up as a girl. How does that make you feel or think?That was the scenario put to students at one of the Tri-Team Diversity Workshops held here recently.Separated into gender-specific...
Tigers Toothless on Defense Team Has Nothing to Compare with `Clubs' of Earlier Years
Once upon a time, Missouri Tigers basketball had a singular identifying trait. Not surprisingly, no one summed it up better than coach Norm Stewart's favorite enemy, Billy Tubbs, then Oklahoma coach."It's a wonderful place to go play basketball," Tubbs...
Turning Tables Target of Scam Sniffs It out, Leads State to Perpetrators
Thirty years ago, as Al Mueller struggled to start up his organic farm in Ferguson, a stranger offered him a deal he couldn't refuse.The man promised Mueller a stake in a huge Canadian farm. Mueller paid $300 - before the man vanished, leaving him with...
Unbeaten Umass Beats Up Fordham
Marcus Camby scored 24 points in his second game since returning after his collapse, and top-ranked Massachusetts got its easiest win of the season Tuesday night at home, 80-50 over Fordham.The Minutemen led 32-17 at halftime as their swarming defense...
Undercover Money: Spy Office Finds $2 Billion Found in Its Books
The National Reconnaissance Office, the secret agency that builds spy satellites, lost track of more than $2 billion in classified money last year, largely because of its own internal secrecy, intelligence officials said.Early last year, the agency...
Understanding the Educators Bill Would Toughen English Proficiency Standard for College Teachers
College algebra was tough enough, but Tina Griffith had an added burden.Her instructor, a graduate student from India, had a thick accent and trouble pronouncing letters of the alphabet."And that's a big deal in math when you're using x, y and z as variables,"...
Vashon Gives Statesmen a Second Dose of Defeat
Vashon High's gymnasium can be intimidating for visiting basketball teams. Vashon's drum corps turns up the volume, and the Wolverines raise the roof. Thus comes the nickname, "The Pit."On Tuesday night, Vashon topped No. 1-ranked Webster Groves 64-56...
Wake Up, Winners: Howell Has Crown, but Only 2 Champs
Francis Howell wrestling coach Jud Hoffman had mixed feelings about the Vikings' Gateway Athletic Conference championship Saturday.Within a matter of hours Saturday, his emotions ran from elated to concerned to disappointed to hopeful to confident.The...
Warlords Seek Their Cut of Aid in Bosnia
PUT OUT OF WORK by peace, warlords in this small northern Bosnian town are trying out a new career: muscling in on humanitarian aid.Last weekend, arsonists torched a tent camp set up by a German aid group 12 miles southwest of Tuzla. Nine of the 12...
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