St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 11, 1995

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`10 Commandments' Starring Bob Dole
BOB DOLE, the Senate majority leader and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, went to Hollywood recently and delivered a blistering attack on the movie industry. "Nightmares of depravity," is how he described some pictures, and he said...
A Conserative Party Gets, Well, More So Gop's Center of Gravity Is Shifting to the Right as Presidential Hopefuls Vie for Party's Support
FIRST, SENATE Republican Leader Bob Dole of Kansas scolds Hollywood and the entertainment industry for promoting violence and sex. Then, Gov. Pete Wilson of California abandons his vow to lead the fight to remove anti-abortion wording from the Republican...
After the Cup U.S. Soccer Fans Still Searching for a Legacy
Here's an easy one: What event one year ago this month lodged deeper into the American consciousness?A. The opening of the first World Cup soccer tournament in the United States, where supposedly disinterested fans produced an attendance record of 3.5...
An Even Softer Landing Here Region's Economy Relatively Strong
Whether it makes a soft landing or a power dive into the earth, the national economy is clearly slowing - but St. Louis may ride out a decline with less pain than most communities.Last year the economy was vibrant. This year it's not.Housing starts have...
Armenian Rhapsody
Most St. Louisans have not only never tried Armenian food, says Aram Gazachyan, they've never even heard of it.Three years ago in July, Gazachyan decided it was time they had this opportunity and opened Dvin on Big Bend in Webster Groves. But just to...
Arts Commission Awards $2.6 Million in Grants
The Regional Arts Commission has awarded to area cultural organizations 201 grants totalling $2.6 million - the most it has ever awarded.It has earmarked $52,000 more for technical assistance through equipment, consultant and travel grants.Jill McGuire,...
A Slice of Safety for Bagel Buffs
Dear Readers: Would you believe that the greatest under-reported injury of our time is hand cuts from slicing bagels?The authority for this is Mark Smith, head of George Washington Hospital's Department of Emergency Medicine in the nation's capital....
A Sporting Life Sam Muchnick Rounds Up a Ringful of Memories
Sam Muchnick is standing in the kitchen of his 18th-floor Clayton condominium, thumbing through a stack of folders swollen with hundreds of photos he's collected. He can't find what he's looking for."I'm running out of space," he says, perplexed. He...
Atcom Complex Began Life as Ammunition Plant
THE BUILDINGS THAT churn out ATCOM's paper work once turned out the ammunition that helped to win World War II.In fact, the complex - known then as the St. Louis Army Ammunition Plant - began pumping out rifle and machine gun rounds on Dec. 8, 1941,...
At the Movies
NEW Burnt by the Sun (R, language; 2:14): A magnificent Russian movie, winner of the best foreign-language Oscar this year. A summer vacation in Stalin's Russia is idyllic, particularly for a retired military hero and his adoring 6-year-old daughter....
Author's Challenge: Avoid `E'
A VOID A novel by Georges Perec Translated from the French by Gilbert Adair 285 pages, Harvill/HarperCollins, $24</P><P>THE UNFLAPPABLE Georges Perec, who died in 1982 at the age of 46, was more than the enfant terrible of contemporary...
Baffling Knee Problem Puts Ellis' Career in Jeopardy
It was never blue sky for LaPhonso Ellis. Not growing up on public assistance in East St. Louis, Ill., not confronting the business end of a revolver at age 8, not fathering a child as a student at Notre Dame. Something about him made it come out all...
Bald Eagle Families Booming in Maryland
The record number of bald eagle families observed in Maryland this year are seen as a sign of environmental recovery for the Chesapeake Bay.Maryland's annual eagle survey counted 182 breeding pairs nesting across the state this spring, up 14 percent...
Bieber's Ride at Uaw at an End Changing of the Guard Helped Win Workers Better Wages, Benefits
Recession, Republicans and the rapid shrinkage of the companies that provided his constituents with jobs gave Owen Bieber a rough ride during his 12 years as president of the United Auto Workers.But he leaves that job Thursday with some satisfaction."We...
Big Three Bow in Japan, Find Position Difficult American Automakers' Problems Put Nations on Collision Course
In a gun-metal gray drizzle, two smiling young men in dark navy suits spring eagerly into action as a car pulls into the parking lot under the familiar blue and white oval: FORD.Backpedaling furiously, they wave the car into a space, jump to open the...
Boats to Re-Enact Race of Natchez and Robert E. Lee
Modern-day riverboats will re-enact a 19th-century Mississippi River race won by a renowned steamer pilot from Kentucky who caught the country's fancy by plying the river in record time.The Delta Queen Steamboat Co. of New Orleans will honor Capt. John...
Bob Broeg's 50 Years of Sports Reporting
BOB BROEG Memories of a Hall of Fame Sportswriter An autobiography by bob Broeg 378 pages, Sagamore Publishing, $22.95</P><P>A FEW YEARS BACK, when I had a baseball book approaching press time, a young woman at my publisher in New...
Bowling Souvenirs Might Be Right Up Your Alley
LOOKING FOR A new type of sports collectible - one that has not reached the price range of game-worn jerseys, rare baseball cards or wooden-shaft golf clubs? Try bowling collectibles.Although many Americans still visit bowling alleys each week, the height...
Braves Speed Past Cardinals 3-2 in 10
Major League Baseball, haunted by small crowds and long games, found the answer to the second problem Friday night - Ken Hill and Greg Maddux.Those two righthanders, more than $9 million of pitching talent after Hill having agreed to terms earlier in...
Briefs
WORLD COLOMBIA Bomb Explosion Kills 20, Injures 90</P><P>A powerful bomb ripped through a street party in the northwestern city of Medellin on Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 90 others, police said.</P><P>Police...
Briefs
WORLD NORTH KOREA Accord Reported On Nuclear Arms Issue</P><P>The United States and North Korea have reached tentative agreement on a way to halt the North's suspected nuclear weapons program, U.S. officials said Saturday in Seoul,...
Bumps, Pitfalls Line the Road to Success Dealers Back Tariff, Fear Backlash, Loss of Jobs
Think of them as the Tiny Three.Chrysler, General Motors and Ford are making small inroads into the Japanese market these days. But progress is tedious, complicated and uncertain. The simple minuteness of the American presence is proof that the market...
Canada Greets Open Skies, Dollar
THE PLUMMETING Mexican peso may be attracting more attention among American vacationers, but making a run for the border to the north could pay off handsomely this summer.A new aviation agreement will dramatically expand the number of nonstop and direct...
Captured Cartel Chief Preferred Quiet Ways Bribery His Weapon of Choice in Colombia
Rising from pharmacy manager to leader of the world's most powerful drug cartel, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela gained control of the world's lucrative cocaine trade in the last 15 years.Before his capture Friday, Rodriguez Orejuela was in hiding, sought...
Cardinals Drum Braves 7-3 Lankford Leads Attack with 4 Hits, 3 Rbis
There was little in Ray Lankford's recent profile to portend what he would accomplish against Atlanta's Tom Glavine on Saturday night.After rising above .300, Lankford had slid into an 0-for-21 funk and was about to get a day off Sunday.But Lankford...
Cards Offer Unique Ideas for Speeding Up the Game
Some of the Cardinals have their own ideas - besides taking less time between innings and having hitters stay in the batter's box - for speeding up their game."Three balls and two strikes," said manager Joe Torre. Torre meant not a full count but that...
Cartier Party a Real Gem
THE LAST TIME we encountered former Veiled Prophet Queen Robin Engler at St. Louis University was at the reopening of Cupples House Mansion as a museum and center in the heart of the campus.The family line of Cupples House former owners was shown on...
Changeover Tuesday: National to Schnucks Canvas to Cover Signs at Stores That Will Be Sold
Sunday is for meat-lovers.As a last hurrah, the region's 57 National food stores will be hawking most of their fresh meat at bargain-basement prices Sunday. Then they go gentle into the good night and reappear later in the week as Schnucks markets.Most...
Changeover Tuesday: National to Schnucks Canvas to Cover Signs at Stores to Be Sold
Schnuck Markets Inc. plans to start dismantling the red National sign atop the National Store at Sarah Avenue and Lindell Boulevard first thing Tuesday.Crews will put up a new Schnucks sign - one of the most visible changes customers will see when the...
Chang Goal: Put Grand Slam on Muster Streak
Michael Chang has been there before. Thomas Muster hasn't. Yet Muster is the favorite as they meet Sunday in the final of the French Open tennis tournament.With all the talk of Muster's 34-match winning streak on clay, it is almost overlooked that he...
Clinton, Gingrich to Take Stage Together They Will Face Elderly Audience
Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich agreed to face off Sunday at a picnic for older adults, setting the stage for an unprecedented public debate between the president, a Democrat, and the House speaker, a Republican.Gingrich said he preferred the term dialogue...
Cold Wave Dry Ice Led Rich Products to Its Niche
Corporate genealogy for the two Robert Riches - father and son - starts with a pair of cold-feet stories that put them on the road to becoming America's first family of frozen foods.Fifty years ago, when frozen food to some people meant roadkill along...
Colin Powell for President
THE MORE YOU think about it, the more sense it makes.A thoughtful man who seems to be the very portrait of common sense.A leader who has proven his abilities to the nation.A man who doesn't appear to be caught up in the partisan battles that seem to...
County Council's Dicey Situation
Showboat-Futuresouth raised the stakes and ultimately won the pot. On Thursday, the St. Louis County Council gave its final approval to Showboat-Futuresouth to develop a casino in Lemay at the old National Lead site. The council's selection of Showboat...
Crichton Deep Inside Africa
"CONGO" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:49.</P><P>ONE thing that makes Michael Crichton's novels entertaining is the breezy update he gives you in popular science. Successful movies of his books - "Jurassic Park" and "Disclosure" for...
`Design for Living' by Shuttermask Plays Well - Mostly
They don't usually do so until they're on the rack and the thumbscrews are tightening, but most writers will eventually admit that a little good editing helps most stories most of the time.Even Noel Coward, as was revealed Friday, when "Design for Living"...
DISABILITY AID FOR CHILDREN: GOP TARGETS `SPOILED BRATS' CONGRESS CONSIDERS REFORMS AIMED AT FRAUD, LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY Series: THE CONTRACT AND YOU
GOVERNMENT CHECKS for 200,000 children with behavioral problems and other mental and physical ailments could be cut off next year in a congressional effort to reshape the troubled childhood disability program.The House has passed legislation to tighten...
Don't Trust Ama's Ethics
When you agree to leave your vital organs for transplantation after death, you do so with the expectation that the doctor will indeed wait for you to die before removing them. In the transplant field this is called rather blandly the "dead donor" rule.That...
Dr. Beach Has a Knack for Rating U.S. Coastline
WHEN DR. BEACH talks, ocean lovers listen.You may not always agree with University of Maryland professor Stephen Leatherman (who is known as Dr. Beach), but he has made a name for himself by undertaking one of summer's most important tasks - rating the...
Erma Bombeck
MY LATE MOTHER-IN-LAW, who was widowed in her 50s, worried that she would outlive her money and that there would be nothing left to leave her children.It brings us to the age-old question: What do parents owe their children and what do children owe their...
Fab 5
This week, we asked five venerable figures in the world of sports-observation to choose the single most memorable spectacle in their experience.1. Bob Costas, the nationally celebrated TV sportscaster who lives here, cast a double vote. He could not...
Flood Should Help, Not Harm, Fishing at New Peabody Public Area
The flooding of the Kaskaskia River which closed all the major lakes of the Peabody River King State Fish and Wildlife Area last month probably won't hurt fishing there.Peabody River King is an old strip mine area, 2,000 acres in size with 19 lakes totaling...
Fondly Remembering Stanley and Ross
IT WAS just yesterday, I was sure, that Stanley Elkin and Ross Winter and I sat together, watching a group of MADCO dancers rehearse "Notes Toward a Eulogy for Joan Cohen."And then, finding the story I wrote about the two men, I suddenly discovered that...
Forbidden Blooms: Rare Orchids Vanishing from Wild Smugglers Plunder Rain Forests for Mysterious and Exotic Species
LIKE VAN GOGH art or Ferrari sports cars, rare orchids are exotic, expensive and appreciated not only for their vibrant colors and compelling lines, but also for a certain mystique.No other flower so powerfully conveys a hint of distant lands and forbidden...
Ford VIP Sets Goal of `More and More'
"I am the man of more and more," a smiling Konen Suzuki says drolly.It is a statement of philosophy. After all, besides being president of Ford in Japan, he's a philosophy graduate from prestigious Tokyo University and a Buddhist priest - a 57-year-old,...
For Grain, It's Plain, This Rain Is a Pain Farmers Slip Further Behind in Planting
All this rain is getting on Brian Munzlinger's nerves.Munzlinger tried to start planting soybeans three times. When a field finally got dry enough to plant, his grain drill wouldn't work right. He was up until 1:30 a.m. Tuesday getting it fixed. Rain...
Fund Ratings Are Fun, but Not Always Useful Magazines' Survey Methods May Be Part of Problem
A seemingly surefire way for a financial magazine to jump off the newsstands is to put a mutual fund headline on its cover and a comprehensive rating of funds inside.The ratings, which usually appear once or twice a year, are often used by investors...
Girl Friday: Jamaican Resort Provides Facilitator for Families
THE AIR WAS MOIST, and the full moon hung large and low over the Caribbean. We sat on the veranda drinking wine and dipping grilled lobster tails into melted butter. A salty wind ruffled the pink tablecloth and made the candlelight flicker. The reggae...
Golfer Simpson Battling Back from Disease
He would hit some of the most beautiful iron shots - high, soaring golf balls that stopped with regularity close to the pin. Even when his ravaged nervous system allows him to do so now, Tim Simpson is unsure if he then can coax the ball into the hole.It...
Good, Clean Fun Branson Reloads for Another Season of Country Entertainment
FIVE AND A HALF million country music fans can't be wrong.And that's about how many men, women and children flocked to this hamlet of less than 4,000 last year.The 35 indoor theaters seat 50,024, and the outdoor, 21,500. To accommodate the crowds, most...
Grass Roots: Nature Runs Wild in Patch of the Prairie State
On Sept. 1, 1976, Robert Betz was driving past the rusting factories and railroad tracks of Chicago's southeastern side when he spotted the purest patch of prairie he had seen in ages."I drove in and said, `Holy cow, this is a prairie,' " said Betz,...
Growing Up in a World of Riddles
THE GOOD NEGRESS A novel by A.J. Verdelle 299 pages, Algonquin Books, $19.95</P><P>`You will never get over being colored. They got you in there cleaning toilets, making you a good little negress,' Mrs. Pearson said. The fault in her...
Gulch Lolls to Victory in Belmont despite Slow Time, Colt Keeps Trainer's Winning Streak Alive
In the postrace interview room, trainer Wayne Lukas tapped the microphone in front of him with one of his fingers."Testing, 1-2-3-4-5," Lukas said.Not many in the room got it."This is a tough crowd," Lukas said.Thunder Gulch is a tough horse. The only...
Higher Gasoline Prices Have Consumers Fuming
Marilyn Sowerby thinks the big oil companies are up to no good.The 45-year-old bookkeeper from Grand Rapids, Mich., can't understand why she's paying $1.25 a gallon for gasoline, compared with the 97 cents she remembers paying just a few months ago."Crude...
`High Sierra': New Low for Conrad
FOOLISH people visit gorgeous mountains, do stupid things and get rescued by locals with problems of their own. You saw it in "Extreme"; now (if you're not careful) you'll see it again in "High Sierra Search and Rescue" (9 p.m. Sunday on Channel 5).Robert...
Holly Hunter: Hard to Categorize
TWO years ago, Holly Hunter won an Emmy Award. Last year, she took home an Oscar. This year, she has two movies waiting for release. What's next? Marriage - to "Schindler's List" cinematographer Janusz Kaminski - and a long vacation.Hunter, 37, seems...
Home Run Record Tied as Orioles Belt Angels
Jeff Manto tied a major-league record Saturday night by homering in his fourth consecutive official at-bat over three games, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the California Angels 6-2 in Baltimore.Manto's bases-empty home run in the second inning tied...
Housing Experts Play Down Fanfare over Fannie Mae
Now that the hoopla of the announcement is past, experts say that Fannie Mae's new "partnership" with St. Louis is a modest first step toward solving an intractable problem - the decay of St. Louis' aging housing.James A. Johnson, chairman of the Federal...
Houston's Strong Death Leaves Orlando Weak
The Orlando Magic has learned the hard way. You can't just worry about stopping Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.The reason the Houston Rockets are bringing a 2-0 lead home to The Summit for Game 3 of the National Basketball Association finals is because...
How a New Opera Is Born `Woman at Otowi Crossing,' from Inception to Reality
THE words came before the music.Before Stephen Paulus wrote a single note for his new opera, "The Woman of Otowi Crossing," he had Joan Vail Thorne's words before him on his grand piano.Thursday, Opera Theatre of St. Louis will present the world premiere...
Howe Now, Wow: Detroit Is Hockey's Hotbed
One of the first indoor hockey rinks in the Detroit area was owned and operated by Red Wings' legend Gordie Howe.It wasn't much. Just an old, dilapidated warehouse that Howe turned into a rink, while Gordie Howe Hockey Land was under construction nearby...
Israel, Syria to Open Security Talks
Israeli and Syrian military chiefs of staff will open new talks on security arrangements in Washington on June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced here Saturday.Christopher made the announcement after a three-hour meeting with Syrian...
Japan's Barriers Threaten Free Trade
Although European and Asian governments have complained about the Clinton administration's regrettable but justified proposal to place tariffs of 100 percent on 13 Japanese-made cars, most agree that Japanese trade barriers threaten the world trading...
Japan's Reluctant `Sorry'
As the 50th anniversary of the end of the war in the Pacific grows near, the Japanese government has been struggling with how - and even whether - to apologize more contritely than before for Japan's military aggression during World War II.A similar...
Joint Name Covers a Multitude of Functions
AS THE NAME suggests, the Army's Aviation and Troop Command is an eclectic operation.Here, in capsule form, is a look at the pieces:Aviation: The "aviation" part of ATCOM is by far the larger part. It's concerned with developing, maintaining and improving...
Junk-Mail Senders Include the Dead
A sticky problem confronts junk-mail purveyors, who peddle offerings that range from new cars to dream vacation homes: Their mass-mailing lists don't distinguish between the quick and the dead.Grieving survivors are offended. The senders are embarrassed....
Kindergartner Suspended for Having Knife
A 6-year-old kindergarten pupil was suspended Tuesday for 10 days for bringing a table knife to school.Pawtucket school Superintendent Emile Chevrette defended the suspension, imposed by the principal after the knife fell on the floor during class. "She...
Kirkland May Quit as Head of AFL-CIO
Lane Kirkland, the embattled president of the AFL-CIO, will step down if his top aide agrees to seek Kirkland's job, a union official said Saturday.But the official couldn't say when Kirkland might step aside. "I have no sense of the timing," he said....
Kotsay Launches Titans by Usc for Series Title
Coach Augie Garrido said Cal State-Fullerton had no goals or expectations. Don't tell that to Mark Kotsay and his teammates.The "project" team, expecting a rebuilding year, put the finishing touch on the surprise for Garrido when Kotsay's two home runs...
Land of the Frozen Earwax, Vol. 1
AS A LOVER OF NATURE and a rugged outdoorsperson, I enjoy going to remote wilderness areas where I can relax, "recharge my batteries" and possibly be eaten. So in late April I hopped on an airplane, then another airplane, then eight or nine more airplanes,...
Last Day Will Be Bargain Day at National Stores Canvas to Cover Signs at Stores That Will Be Sold
Sunday is for meat-lovers.As a last hurrah, the region's 57 National food stores will be hawking most of their fresh meat at bargain-basement prices Sunday. Then they go gentle into the good night, with most reappearing later in the week as - Schnucks...
Law Permits Missouri State Employees to Get Paid to Help out in Disasters
It may be too late to help fight the Flood of '95, but come the next natural disaster, some state employees will be able to take paid leave to aid in disaster relief.Gov. Mel Carnahan signed legislation early this month allowing state employees who are...
Let's Make a Deal: If the Shoe Fits, Colleges Are Buying It
The shoe is moving onto the other foot in college sports.And schools are running to latch onto major sportswear deals that are changing the financial look of their athletic departments.The latest is a $3.5 million agreement between the University of...
Loggers Seek Suriname's Rain Forests
With tree stocks in their own countries nearly exhausted, three giant Asian lumber companies are vying to make this cash-strapped South American country an offer it can't refuse.The prize they seek: clear-cutting rights to one of the largest untouched...
Lungs Need Time to Recover from Smoking
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please discuss emphysema, in particular what a patient with it can do by way of exercises to help breathing. I quit smoking, but have no benefits to speak of yet.This is for you and those thousands of other former smokers whose decision...
Mabel Haverfield; Teacher, Civic Leader
Mabel A. Haverfield, a retired special education teacher and community leader, died of infirmities Thursday (June 8, 1995) at a retirement home in Columbia, Mo. She was 100.Mrs. Haverfield was born Jan. 16, 1895 in Conway, Iowa. She graduated from Missouri...
Mantle Past First Hazard Zone; Next Is Rejection
Mickey Mantle's doctors say his most acute danger has passed, and he has been transferred from intensive care to a private room in a transplant ward.Dr. Goran Klintmalm, medical director of the Baylor Transplantation Institute at Baylor University Medical...
MANY SAY PROGRAM FOR ADDICTS IS A BUST, SHOULD BE CUT Series: THE CONTRACT AND YOU
NOTHING HAS BEEN more important to Allen Brooks Sr. than his booze and his drugs.Nothing. Not sleep, not food, not his family, sometimes not even his life."Getting high is so precious to me," the 36-year-old alcoholic and addict says. "The thought of...
Marin Alsop Pleases Crowd at Symphony Summerfest Performance
You may not have heard the Colorado Symphony, of which she is principal conductor, or Concordia, a 50-piece orchestra that she founded and directs. But you might have heard her swing band "String Fever" on the radio, and you will be hearing a lot from...
Maybe Mantle Will Finally Get a Break
Wherever Bob Costas is right now, The Mick is with him. For years now, the illustrious, ageless sportscaster has carried in his wallet a lone 1958 bubble gum card. A dog-eared, creased and crumpled plasterboard that looks like it has taken more than...
Meddling in Public Policy Makes Busybodies Feel Good
The old movie "The Dirty Dozen" has a scene where a general chews out Lee Marvin, telling him: "This war is not being run for your amusement!"Today, in the real world, all too many policies serve the ego gratification of busybodies, rather than the lofty...
Mormon Church Membership Exploding as People Respond to Emphasis on Family
A college student confused by the multiplicity of churches that call themselves Christian.An "unchurched" businessman looking for a spiritual home.A married couple dissatisfied with the rigid doctrine and equivocal answers offered by the mainline Christian...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
It was bad enough when Malaysian soccer was rocked by a widespread match-fixing scandal. Then the national humiliation grew when a drug scandal came to light. Now reports out of Kuala Lumpur detail a shocking sex scandal.Hmmmm . . . this sounds like...
Mussian Gets $6.9 Million Pact
Two weeks before he was scheduled to go to an arbitration hearing, righthander Mike Mussina agreed Saturday to a two-year, $6,925,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles."I think this was a step in the right direction," Mussina said before Saturday's...
Nhl Clubs Hope Chamber Will Offer a Breath of Fresh Air to the Injured
The latest gizmo in sports medicine is something called a hyperbaric chamber, a pressurized contraption where players breathe pure oxygen.The theory is that breathing the oxygen at twice the normal atmospheric pressure helps promote healing, thereby...
No Marquee Name, but a Solid Record Kmart's New Boss Quietly Gets Things Done
When Sir James Goldsmith tapped Floyd Hall to head Grand Union Co. more than 10 years ago, he seemed an improbable choice to resurrect a tired, money-losing supermarket chain.Hall came from Dayton Hudson Corp.'s Target discount retailing chain with no...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Tom Unglesbee of Hannibal won the third Jeep Claybird Classic at Malinmor Sporting Estate last weekend, defeating John Krueger, St. Ansgar, Iowa, one of the top sporting clays shooters in the world.</P><P>Unglesbee...
Ontario Gets `Gingrich of the North'
Critics are already calling Ontario Conservative leader Mike Harris the "Gingrich of the North" after he swept to election victory on a ticket of right-wing revolution.Taking a page from U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract with America, Harris...
Owners' Value Judgment Will Mean Higher Taxes
Homeowners from historic Lewis Place have visited city Assessor Dennis A. Hill to make an unprecedented request:They are demanding, in effect, to pay more taxes."That just doesn't happen," Hill said.It's not that Lewis Place residents relish taxes. But...
People
Entertainer PAULA ABDUL tells People magazine that after a 15-year struggle with bulimia, she's happy - and at peace - with herself."I'd starve myself, then binge, then purge," says Abdul, who now carries 105 pounds on her 5-foot-2-inch frame. Shortly...
Pirates Ice Down Marlins; Sheffield's Season Over
Rookie Esteban Loaiza pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates prevented the Florida Marlins from matching their franchise record of five consecutive victories with a 6-2 decision Saturday night.Florida suffered a big blow in the game...
Pirates Ice Down Marlins; Sheffiled's Season Over
Rookie Esteban Loaiza pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates prevented the Florida Marlins from matching their franchise record of five consecutive victories with a 6-2 decision Saturday night.Florida suffered a bigger blow in the game...
Please Pass The. Whmmp
Six of us were at dinner, eating and talking.Actually, some of us were doing more eating than talking.We'd all piled our plates equally at the buffet table.But 10 minutes into the meal, my plate was as empty as Dan Quayle's head. Mary's looked positively...
Popular Delusions about Health Care
Last week, The New York Times conducted a very interesting series of interviews of elderly retirees. Many of these seniors were of limited means and lived in trailer courts in and around Bradenton, Fla. Some were somewhat more affluent residents of...
Post War: Dog Tag Stamp Upsets Some Wwii Veterans
Some veterans of World War II say a new postage stamp slights them - all because of the dog tags pictured on the stamp.The Postal Service issued the stamp on May 25 to honor prisoners of war and Americans missing in action in all of the nation's conflicts.The...
Race Was Factor, Says Dismissed Simpson Juror
What got him kicked off the Simpson jury this past week, Willie Cravin says, is America's belief that any black man who does not grin and laugh is a menacing figure.Cravin - the latest of 10 jurors to be dismissed by Judge Lance A. Ito, reportedly for...
Rain Fails to Prevent Graf from French Open Reign
The newest French Open women's singles champion coughed, cried, drank a glass of champagne and acknowledged that she looked forward to trading in her adrenalin for a nap. The older and sorer you get, Steffi Graf said, the harder it is to grind your way...
Rams Hit the Road, Set Sights on Landing Perfect Practice Site
The thrill may have gone away.Or at least it may have ebbed a bit for the Rams since they announced in January that they were relocating to St. Louis. Rejoicing has given way to the reality of moving a professional football team cross country.Rams general...
Rams Want Their Practice to Be Perfect
One down, two to go.That's where the Rams stand on practice sites as the team's departure from Anaheim approaches.The team and Maryville University continue to hammer out the final terms for an agreement for use of the campus as a training camp site...
Reo Speedwagon, Starship Enthrall Riverport Crowd
Even though their greatest successes were in the '70s and '80s, three pop/rock acts that "Keep Pushin' " through the '90s enthralled a gathering Friday night at Riverport Amphitheatre.The audience members were on their feet moving to the beat through...
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