St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 5, 1995

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15 U.N. Workers Held Hostage in Somalia, Gunmen Demand $420,000 They Say Is Owed for Salaries
Somalian gunmen demanded $420,000 Saturday for the release of 15 U.N. aid workers detained in their house in Mogadishu.Gunmen surrounding the house in the shattered capital said the money represented salaries owed to 1,010 Somalians who had worked for...
70-54 Loss Makes Slu Seniors 0-4 at UAB
The Billikens never can get to high-falutin' when they compare themselves to college basketball's elite.Because every year, they gulp humility from a trough in a Birmingham barn.Yep, the water in UAB Arena poisoned St. Louis University's system again...
A Great Yarn a Little Addiction Makes Him Crazy for Sweaters
OK, SO I HAVE a sweater fetish. It's nothing to be ashamed of. After all, there are far worse addictions. Any obsession that has thus far escaped the notice of talk-show hosts and the producers of "Hard Copy" can't be all bad.Even so, occasionally the...
Airline Acts to Make Edge of Disaster Safe
When the stars suddenly seem to spin, the aircraft shakes and debris starts flying around the cockpit, a startled pilot has seconds to analyze the problem and fix it.But first the pilot - like a doctor - must do no harm.Few pilots ever face such chaos...
A Man and His Sweater ... Are Not Easily Parted
A FAVORITE SWEATER is an old friend. It offers comfort and warmth on a chilly night. More than that, it gives a sense of well-being, of contentment.Ever notice this when you reach for your favorite sweater to slip into? It's always there, waiting. For...
Ambush Wins but Doran Is Suffering
Ambush player-coach Daryl Doran showed up for work Saturday.His players found that simple act of dedication inspiring.Doran's father, Donald Doran, died at home Friday night, and he considered skipping Saturday afternoon's soccer game at Kiel Center...
Anglers Have a Hot Time in the Cold at Clarksville
Great rafts of broken ice floated by, waves causing the pieces bumping together to tinkle like tiny bells. A cold sound.Everything was cold. As the men fished, ice on their lines clogged the guides in their rods. Dipping the rods' tips in the water...
As Sports Grow, So Grows the Entire Downtown Area
Fans may fuel the modern sports industry, but big business drives it. Only the wealthiest individuals and most prosperous corporations can operate in the big leagues these days.So the transformation of our sports community had to start at the top. Civic...
Bartow Kicks Back, Enjoys Victory from His Office
Gene Bartow walked into the postgame interview room Saturday beaming the smile of a proud father.For the first time in 39 seasons, including the last 17 at Alabama-Birmingham, Bartow couldn't sit on the bench for a game he was supposed to coach. The...
Bet on the Monarchy
THE FUTURE of the British monarchy may look a bit shaky right now, but two historians at universities in the St. Louis area think it probably will survive the current Prince Charles-Camilla Parker Bowles scandal.However, both history professors think...
Blues Add New Piece to Puzzle: Anderson
The Blues' collection of Stanley Cup winners grew Saturday when they signed free-agent right winger Glenn Anderson, who as an Edmonton Oiler played on five Cup winners and was on a sixth last season with the New York Rangers and coach Mike Keenan.That...
Bob Marley a Music, a Message for the World
Do I contradict myself?Very well then I contradict myself,(I am large, I contain multitudes.)- Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" -BOB MARLEY was large. He contained multitudes.In a sense, Marley can be compared to Walt Whitman, considered the first authentically...
Bombing Symbolized Modern War's Fury
FOR ANITA JOHN, the nightmare is a pitch-black coal cellar where she lost her parents to the fury of a firestorm.For Klaus Lang, it's a pyre of charred corpses in the marketplace of what had been a "fairy-tale city" the day before.And for Thomas A. Jones,...
Break out the Emmys: Finally, Two Movies Are Worthy
THIS SEASON'S network movies have been so relentlessly mediocre that I was beginning to worry about the Emmys. What if, next summer, they opened the envelope and there were no nominees, let alone any winners?My fears were premature. This week come two...
Briefs
WORLD RUSSIA Chechnya Shoots Down Russian Jet</P><P>Rebels shot down the first Russian fighter plane in the war in secessionist Chechnya on Saturday. The pilot twas killed, Russian government television reported.</P><P>Thousands...
`Business as Usual:' Billikens Mysteriously Disappear at UAB
Call in the scientists. The mystery of the black hole in St. Louis University's basketball universe has grown even more curious.UAB Arena sucked in the Billikens again Saturday, when Alabama-Birmingham's Blazers won 70-54."I hate it," SLU senior Scott...
Cammermeyer on Job, Still Negotiating with Army
COL. Margarethe Cammermeyer is trying to get her life back in order after being reinstated in the National Guard last June."I still continue to have a full-time job in the VA hospital (in Tacoma, Wash.) as a nurse clinical specialist," says Cammermeyer....
Can Big 3 Stay in High Gear? Carmakers Hoping Sales Will Keep Rolling in '95
Are the good times slowing down in the auto industry?On the surface, the evidence appears to say yes. But appearances can be deceiving, and what seems like a slowdown may be more of a temporary time-out.Sales in January were weaker than a year ago....
Clinton's Cuts Not Enough, Gop Says
President Bill Clinton's $1.61 trillion budget for the coming fiscal year would trim the deficit, compress 271 programs into a handful and kill 130 others. Republicans in Congress say they'll do even more.The Republicans, running Congress for the first...
Clinton Should Fight Republicans on Minimum-Wage Hike
President Bill Clinton gave short shrift to the minimum-wage issue in his otherwise lengthy State of the Union address. That was a mistake. Instead of dodging a battle with Republicans over this issue, he should welcome it. Let Republicans try to explain...
Colleges Increase Scholarships for Merit over Need
Colleges and universities are turning to "merit aid" - scholarships based on high grades rather than financial need - to lure the best young scholars to their campuses, a new study shows.The trend, reported by two economists who study college financing,...
Danger Shadows Investigators for Defense as They Do the Dirty Work for the Public Defender, They Face Threats, Guns
While Wendy Fry was photographing a crime scene in a high-rise housing complex, someone threw a concrete block through the window of her car and took her pocketbook.As James Sharp interviewed a witness on a street corner, four men shoved a gun in his...
Daniel Sheehan Sr., 91; Was Realtor and Civic Leader
Daniel F. Sheehan Sr., a longtime real estate executive and community leader, died Friday (Feb. 3, 1995) at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights after suffering a heart attack. He was 91 and lived in Clayton.Mr. Sheehan was active in real estate...
Day by Day, Here's What Went on in Simpson Trial
Developments last week in the O.J. Simpson case:- Monday: O.J. Simpson's attorneys previewed a detailed alibi for the first time, saying Simpson had been swinging a golf club in his front yard when his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald...
Deadline Met; Now Counting of Psls Begins
On Saturday, five bank clerks huddled in a kitchen-sized conference room at Boatmen's Bank downtown. They played football, PSL style.The clerks opened thousands of envelopes, added amounts on printing calculators and stuffed personal seat license applications...
Dear Abbey: Dinner Feeds Priory School Scholarship Fund
MORE THAN 500 GUESTS attended the Ninth Annual Black Tie Dinner on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton, given by the Fathers' Club of the St. Louis Priory School, which benefits the school's scholarship fund. In the previous eight years, $700,000 has been...
Deng Made China into Modern Nation
It's Generalissimo Francisco Franco all over again. Deng Xiaoping, China's maximum potentate, refuses to die. The death watch ticks in months, not hours.When the more sagacious future historians chart the great leaders of the 20th century, Deng Xiaoping...
Direct Route to Treasuries More Investors Are Bypassing Mutual Funds
For people with a taste for U.S. Treasury securities, the current watchwords seem to be "help yourself."In the wake of last year's jump in interest rates, American households are showing a marked preference for investing directly in Treasury bills, bonds...
Environmentalists, Advertising Firms Push Their Proposals for Billboard Laws
Take a trip across Missouri and you'll soon get the message - more than 13,600 of them plastered on billboards.To some, the big boards constitute "visual clutter." To others, they are an "economic necessity."The battle of definitions has been debated...
Essays on an Array of Topics Early's Collection Is Rich, Insightful
THE CULTURE OF BRUISING Essays on Prizefighting, Literature, and Modern American Culture By Gerald Early 285 pages, Ecco Press, $25</P><P>GERALD EARLY, a professor of African and Afro-American studies at Washington University, is...
Estrogen Medication Linked to Homosexual Tendencies
Women who took the synthetic estrogen DES when pregnant were more likely to have daughters with bisexual or homosexual tendencies, according to a study by a Columbia University psychologist.Experts said the finding had important implications for a hotly...
Even Last-Minute Can Be Romantic
KIDNAPPING can be mutual.At least it was in that long-ago time before my husband and I were married, in the early, impulsive, heady throes of passion.I went to pick him up at the airport on his return from Indianapolis and noted as he came through the...
Evils of Drinking Worse Than Smoking?
Dear Ann Landers: You recently printed a letter about the burden smokers place on society. You responded that if there were a drug that killed even a small percentage of the people killed by cigarettes it would be declared illegal. There IS such a drug:...
Experts Urge Women to Emulate Nicole, Keep Proof of Abuse
Three years after escaping the man who beat her, a woman living in the San Francisco Bay area still carries around photos of her own battered face."She looks at them every time she's tempted to go back," every time supporting her children alone gets...
Fab 5
When we asked five acclaimed local authors what book they'd take if they were marooned on a barren island, we were astonished to discover that nearly all of them had already given this fairly remote possibility a considerable degree of thought. And they...
Flood Ebbs in the Netherlands; Evacuees Jam the Roads Home
Dutch roads were choked with cars and trucks Saturday as 55,000 flood evacuees made their way home. But 140,000 people remained in temporary shelters in the Netherlands, as authorities expressed concern that traffic would damage the dikes.The Rhine meanwhile...
For Homeless, NY Airports Are Shelter from Streets
Mary Vierck sat patiently in the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, her eyes freshly made up with powder-blue shadow, her salt-and-pepper hair pinned in a tight bun.At her side stood a cart piled with luggage, including a black vinyl...
Founder's Spirit Drives Program
BILL HARRISON WOULD have been proud.The program that he founded and nurtured to help young black men is going strong.Harrison started St. Paul Saturdays 11 years ago through St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.An associate dean at Forest Park...
Girl's Murder Puts Schools on Alert Staff, Students Are Taking Extra Precautions
The teen-age boy walks down a deserted school corridor. Before he goes 10 feet, two teachers ask for his hall pass. Turning a corner, he's stopped again.An assistant principal carefully examines the crumpled pass before letting him continue.This scene...
Good Samaritan Lawyer Files Suit against Person He Helped
Two years ago, Stephen Tillery, a lawyer in Belleville, helped rescue Crystal D. Foster of Cahokia when she was pinned between a house and a lurching runaway car. Now he's suing her for back injuries he says he suffered in the incident.It may sound like...
Green Acres: A Tour of Florida Golf, Both Posh and Public
FLORIDA SORT OF looks like a golf hole, doesn't it?If you call the panhandle a tee, and create a green out of Dade County, you'd have one heckuva par 4. The tee shot would play along the Gulf of Mexico on the right, the approach would play across the...
Griffin Investigation Appears to Involve Agency That Regulates Medical Centers
The federal investigation of House Speaker Bob Griffin has apparently turned to the Health Facilities Review Committee, the state agency that regulates the growth of medical facilities.Last week, an FBI agent and an investigator for the state Highway...
GROUP HOMES? LONE ONE HERE IS SMALL, COSTLY Series: THE CONTRACT AND YOU SIDEBAR STORY
THE GARLICKY SMELL of baking pork chops wafts through the 90-year-old former convent in St. Louis. A pot of string beans simmers on the stove.Two toddlers perch on a couch, their eyes riveted on a video. Another baby sits on his mother's lap, and a fourth...
Gwu Pulls Rank, Tops No. 1 Umass
With America's No. 1 fan in the stands and the No. 1 Massachusetts Minutemen on the court, George Washington coach Mike Jarvis thought it was time to take some advice from President Clinton.Jarvis said he met the president at a White House ceremony earlier...
Haiti Makes Strides; Some Say Too Few
The streets of the bleak capital city of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country haven't looked this clean in years.The trash has been swept aside. Pedestrians no longer have to dodge fetid mounds of garbage. The stomach-turning sight of mosquitoes,...
Herzog Laments Wasted Potential of David Green
"A shame," Whitey Herzog said. "He should have been a great player."Herzog was referring to David Green, the outfielder who was the key acquisition for the Cardinals when they sent Ted Simmons, Pete Vuckovich and Rollie Fingers to Milwaukee in 1980....
His Visual Element Is a Hot Number
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW what real pressure is, just try using a Barbie doll to set underwear on fire on national television. I did this on Dec. 21, on the David Letterman show.Technically, I was on this show to promote a book, but unless you're an extremely...
Hospital, Jim Bolen Heirs OK Wrongful Death Figure
SETTLEMENT: Memorial Hospital in Belleville has settled all issues of wrongful death of vet television broadcaster Jim Bolen via "a high six-figure, out-of-court settlement." The Belleville Circuit Court has yet to rule on who Bolen's dependents are,...
How Republicans Are Doing in 100-Day `Contract with America' Program
HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE promised to vote on 10 bills making up the Contract with America during the first 100 days of the new Congress. Sunday marks the 33rd day; the 100th day is April 13.Here is a progress report.- 1. Amend Constitution to require a...
How to Handle Esophageal Veins
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have esophageal varices. Is this varicose veins? I need an interpretation of that. Also, what would the symptoms be? What are the treatment and cure?A varix is an enlarged - varicosed - blood vessel. "Varices" is the plural form of...
How to Kidnap Your Wife
LAST FEBRUARY, Suzanne Burroughs went to Los Angeles Airport to pick up a package for a friend. She grumbled to herself en route, partly because she agreed to the errand and partly because her husband hadn't remembered Valentine's Day.Or so she thought.Actually,...
Hull Puts His Mark on Kiel with Tip of the Hat
What do Brett Hull and Greg Paslawski have in common?Nothing . . . except a place in Kiel Center history. Hull moved into Paslawski's neighborhood, improving property values considerably, by scoring a hat trick and leading the Blues to a 7-4 victory...
Hull Puts His Mark on Kiel with Tip of the Hat 20,282 Cheer Three-Goal Effort as Blues Throttle Dallas 7-4
What do Brett Hull and Greg Paslawski have in common?Nothing . . . except a place in Kiel Center history. Hull moved into Paslawski's neighborhood, improving property values considerably, by scoring a hat trick and leading the Blues to a 7-4 victory...
Hunk Du Jours: Magazine's Picks May Not Match Your Own
CARY GRANT, Denzel Washington, Robert Redford, Eric Clapton, Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Newman.Quick. Which one of those men has never been dubbed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine?Sorry, trick question. None of these men has ever made the list. Not...
It's a Snap to Host Talk Show
A RIGHT-WING talk show host was on TV the other day defending the journalistic standards of shows such as his.He denied that bizarre and untrue statements are frequently spewed on the airwaves and said his show and others are just as factual as newspapers...
It's Easy: Rams Should Cast Lot with Zampese
The Rams are still searching for a new coach, and if this expedition goes on much longer, President Bill Clinton may have to step in and order them to find one.Let's update the list. Put away that PSL application and get out your scorecard:Scratch Ray...
James' Return Is Cause for Cheer
ORIGINAL SIN By P.D. James 421 pages, Knop, $24</P><P>THE NEW NOVEL by P.D. James, "Original Sin," will be cheered by mystery lovers as her return to the genre of which she is the acknowledged master - the classic British detective...
`Jazz' a Worthy Story in Need of Polish
The two angels - one good and one bad - sat on Asa Harris' shoulders for many years. One was her father, Ace, a pianist and also a drinker, a womanizer, a man of magical charm. She took his name, and often tried to become him. The other was her uncle,...
Kids vs. Cats
It was a swell way to spend Saturday night: Cleaning up what the cat did to the rug. I never wanted kids. They're too much trouble. But I could have toilet-trained a child in two years. I've been cleaning up after this cat for the last 19 years.Maybe...
Kobe Quake Shakes U.S. Firms around World
The day after the earthquake in western Japan, Baxter International Inc. had to deliver critical health-care supplies quickly through the crumpled streets of the teeming port city of Kobe.The solution? "Bicycles," said Mary Thomas, a spokeswoman for...
Land of the Free? Maybe Not Clinton May Propose Fee to Cross Borders
President Bill Clinton will urge that the United States charge a fee to enter the country across its land borders with Mexico and Canada, say White House sources.Pedestrians would pay $1.50 per person and drivers would pay $3 per vehicle under a plan...
Law Forcing Sex Felons to Register Is Lax, Police Say
Missouri's new law that requires rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders to register with local police when they get out of prison doesn't go far enough, say police chiefs here. They want to tell the public who's on the list and where they live."I...
Leaks May Scuttle Space Maneuver Problem May Keep Shuttle Far from Mir
Two leaking thruster jets on the space shuttle Discovery Son Saturday threatened to abort a practice rendezvous with a Russian space station.The thrusters are small nozzles used to steer and orient the craft. They operate by pressure, like air escaping...
Let the Good Times Roll, Right Here
Do you have the feeling that everyone else in the world is having more fun than you are? Do you find yourself thinking, "If I have only one life to live, let me live it in a beer commercial?" Too many hours of watching television during the long, dark,...
London Prepares for Celebration of V-E Day
Q. What special events will take place in London this May to celebrate the 50th anniversary of V-E Day?A. May 8, marking the 50th anniversary of victory in Europe in World War II, will be a public holiday in Britain. Throughout the year scores of events...
Looking Back 40 Years at Free Spirits and Fun
TIME FLIES when you're having fun.I guess I've been having a lot of fun for the last 40 years, because they've certainly flown by. When I step back from the writing machine, and think about them, the numbers are difficult to comprehend.But last week...
Low-Key Approach Works Well for Mass by Bach
Composers of the Baroque period wrote their pieces for intimate settings, using small ensembles of gut-stringed instruments that had a more astringent quality than their smoother-sounding modern counterparts. When such compositions are performed in the...
Loyal Fans Help St. Louis Pass Ultimate Test of Sports Town
St. Louis sports fans are not blindly loyal. They will boo, disparage and even neglect teams that don't seem to care.But competent franchises do well here, even in lean times."As long as they make an effort, people will support those teams," said Bob...
Luciano Suicide Still Remains a Big Mystery
Ron Luciano told a friend last year he had checked himself into a hospital and was examined for depression early in 1994. The friend was startled.Not because Luciano seemed to be the most fun-loving, funny, happy-go-lucky extrovert on the face of the...
Malevolent Medicine Tangled Web at Research Lab
THE MAGIC BULLET A novel by Harry Stein 384 pages, Delacorte, $22.95</P><P>EVERY SO OFTEN, at a newspaper in a university town, a new city editor gets a whiff of a tenure battle. The rookie city editor insists that the paper cover...
Meditations Stick with Reggae Roots Vocal Trio Recorded with Marley
FEB. 6 MARKS the 50th anniversary of the birth of reggae legend Bob Marley, an occasion that will be remembered here a day early when one of reggae's great vocal trios, the Meditations, brings its smooth roots style to Mississippi Nights tonight.In the...
Michigan State Romps as Respert Leads Way
Shawn Respert scored 32 points and became Michigan State's career scoring leader as the ninth-ranked Spartans beat Ohio State 67-58 in Columbus, Ohio.Michigan State, off to its best start ever, leads the Big Ten Conference with an 8-1 record and is 16-2...
Milking Market: Monsanto Persuading Farmers to Use Drug
Monsanto Co. enters Year Two of selling its controversial milk drug with a different set of challenges.Last year, it convinced 11 percent of the nation's dairy farmers to try it. These are the farmers who quickly embrace new technologies.Now, Monsanto...
Milk Labeling Rules Sow Confusion, Anger
As much as BST is a battle of science and economics, it's also a battle of bureaucracy.Federal guidelines on food labeling have angered BST opponents, confused grocers and consumers and prompted states to complain about unfunded mandates."We're being...
Miss Manners
Dear Miss Manners: Some of us are in professions in which we must carry a gun discreetly, mingling with others who may or may not also be armed, but more often are not.While every effort is made to honor the adage "Out of sight, out of mind," occasionally...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
You see a soccer-sized sheet of ice. You see a small, orange plastic ball. You see guys on skates carrying hooked sticks and goaltenders armed only with webbed gloves.Is this the Neptune Hockey League? Nope, it's the 1995 Bandy World Championships in...
National's Buyout Shakes Foundation of Family Dreams
IN A MODEST three-bedroom house in a suburb just outside St. Louis, a mother and father recently gave their children some startling news.We may be moving soon, they said. We may have to give up a lot of things, they said.Some of these sacrifices would...
Nations OK Mexico Aid Package Group of Seven Approves U.S.-Led Bailout with `Total Satisfaction'
The world's seven leading industrial powers relented Saturday and gave their blessings to a U.S.-led $50 billion rescue package for Mexico.After two days of talks, finance ministers and central bankers from the United States, Japan, Germany, France,...
New Rule Should Cut Percentage of On-Time Arrivals
BEGINNING THIS month, U.S. airlines must count flight delays caused by mechanical problems when they make their reports on how often they arrived late. The change in reporting requirements is expected to reduce the percentage of on-time arrivals listed...
Nicknames: Time to Fix Them Up
St. John's Redmen ... Imagine how offensive that Native American-bashing nickname must have been all those years to the Mohawk tribesmen whose ironworking skills helped build New York's skyscrapers.The Atlanta Braves keep tomahawk-chopping away. The...
No More Ghosts St. Louis, for the Love of Sports, Shakes Bum Rap
At the new Kiel Center last Saturday afternoon, 20,149 fans reveled in St. Louis University's upset of Cincinnati.A few hours later - after the basketball floor was hurriedly pulled off the hockey rink - 19,866 folks poured in and saw the Blues lose...
Norplant Contraceptive Complaints Flood Lawyers' Office
Two St. Louis personal-injury lawyers ran ads aimed at women who suspect their Norplant birth-control capsules are to blame for a host of medical complaints. The response stunned them.One of the lawyers, Walter Floyd, said the flood of calls kept eight...
No Safety Net for Mexican Firms Few Investors Willing to Lend
The Clinton administration's $52.8 billion rescue package for Mexico has eased concern the government will default on its debts.For Mexican companies, no such salvation is at hand.While the aid package helped drive up the price of one-month treasury...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>An immense display of boats, travel booths from all over North America, fishing seminars, casting tournaments for children, turkey calling contests and other attractions will be featured at the 41st St. Louis Boat &...
Ostertag Leads Ku Past Isu
Greg Ostertag set the Big Eight career record for blocks, and a torrid No. 3 Kansas sank its first 10 shots of the second half Saturday and crushed No. 11 Iowa State 91-71 in Lawrence, Kan.Avenging an earlier loss at Iowa State, the Jayhawks (17-2, 6-1...
Ostertag Pulls Inside Job as Ku Routs Iowa State
Greg Ostertag set the Big Eight career record for blocks, and a torrid No. 3 Kansas made its first 10 shots of the second half Saturday and crushed No. 11 Iowa State 91-71 in Lawrence, Kan.Avenging an earlier loss at Iowa State, the Jayhawks (17-2, 6-1...
Penguins Zip to 7-0, Bottle Lightning 6-3
If the Pittsburgh Penguins are getting overconfident now that they've matched the best start in their history, they only need remember the last time they were 7-0.Tomas Sandstrom had two goals and two assists, and John Cullen added two goals as the Penguins...
Penn State Pulls Away from Iowa
John Amaechi scored 16 points despite not taking a shot for the game's first 14 1/2 minutes and Penn State beat Iowa 74-64 in State College, Pa.Iowa (13-8, 3-6 Big Ten) had cut a nine-point Penn State lead to 45-43 with 12 1/2 minutes remaining before...
Pens Improve to 7-0, Bottle Lightning 6-3
If the Pittsburgh Penguins are getting overconfident now that they've matched the best start in their history, they only need remember the last time they were 7-0.Tomas Sandstrom had two goals and two assists and John Cullen added two goals as the Penguins...
People
As Valentine's Day bears down upon us, People magazine has surveyed readers for its special Celebrity Romance Issue. The public's pulse beats this way:- Hollywood's most devoted husband and wife: PAUL NEWMAN and JOANNE WOODWARD, in wedded bliss these...
Pet Officers to Pocket $26 Million 13 People Will Collect on Options, Parachutes
Pillsbury's merger with Pet Inc. promises to be very profitable for the executives who have guided Pet through its most recent sojourn as a public company.Pet's top 13 executives will collect as much as $26 million by selling Pillsbury the 1.1 million...
Pick a Cardwell's, Any Cardwell's
For executive chef Dave Owens, Cardwell's at the Plaza is a vision come true."I was on my way back to the restaurant one Friday night, and there it was, filled with people," he said. "It looked just like the artist's rendering."Seven years after they...
Picture This: Keenan, Stanley Cup
A photograph of the defining moment in the New York Rangers' Stanley Cup celebration has a place of honor in the office of Blues chairman Mike Shanahan at Engineered Air Support Systems.It's a poster-sized, framed picture of Mike Keenan, with an ear-to-ear...
Police, Mcree Residents Take on Gangs
For a time, it appeared that St. Louis police were simply wringing their hands in the face of escalating gang violence. Typical of public concern about police strategy for dealing with this menace was a letter from Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. to Chief Clarence...
Program Is Giving Legislators Their Say in Classroom Studies
When Ron Millheiser talks to his junior high social studies class about state government, he has Missouri lawmakers ready to offer differing views to his class at the push of a button.Millheiser, who teaches about 150 seventh- and eighth-graders at the...
Push-Pull Effect of Welfare State
In his State of the Union address President Bill Clinton declared "the epidemic of teen pregnancies and births where there is no marriage" to be "our most serious social problem" - a nice, if unacknowledged, nod to Charles Murray who wrote just that...
Reluctant Zampese Says Rams' Job May Be His
The reluctant head coach, Ernie Zampese, finally could be ready to take the plunge. And the Rams may be waiting with open arms.Zampese, 58, the offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, told reporters in Honolulu covering the Pro Bowl over the weekend...
Republicans Choose Talent to Lobby Minorities
House Republican leaders have named Rep. James M. Talent, R-Mo., to head the party's efforts to reach out to minorities in connection with the Contract with America and the rest of the GOP agenda.In a letter to Republicans last week, House Speaker Newt...
Republicans Swinging Ax at Regulators, Regulations
IF YOU'RE A bureaucrat, you'd better run for cover.Risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, "sound science" - these are terms that will be heard often in Congress as the Contract with America proponents tackle regulatory relief.Last week, the House followed...
Reserve Duty Can Disrupt Israeli Lives
In early August 1993, Ofer Hargil found a job as a manager at Airborne Express, a newly established Tel Aviv courier mail service. Less than a month later, Hargil, a 49-year-old reserve combat soldier, was drafted to serve 30 days in the Israeli Defense...
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