St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 26, 1995

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2 Environmental Groups Urge Buyout of Flood-Prone Farmland
Farmers were left high and dry when the federal government stepped in to buy flood-prone lands in 1993 - history that two environmental groups say should not be repeated in the floods of '95.The two groups, American Rivers and the Environmental Defense...
3-Point Barrage Carries Magic by Pacers 119-114
The Magic's perimeter shooters got them going early and pulled out the game late.Nick Anderson's 3-pointer with 13.9 seconds left to play Thursday night helped give Orlando a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 119-114 victory over the...
8,639 See Brewers Lose Fifth in Row at Home
Gary Gaetti and Pat Borders homered and Chris Haney scattered three hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Thursday night.Milwaukee lefthander Sid Roberson (0-1) took a two-hitter into the seventh inning in his...
An Administration Short on Ethics
The appointment by Attorney General Janet Reno of an independent counsel to investigate how Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown made nearly $500,000 in a business venture in which he invested no money brings to four the number of top Clinton administration...
Area Pro Update
STAMPEDE Just The Facts: The Stampede defeated the Connecticut Coyotes 42-40 Friday at Kiel Center.</P><P>Star Gazing: Stampede quarterback John Kaleo threw for 322 yards, three touchdowns and rushed for a score in the win.</P><P>Record:...
Beard Beats Tobacco Chewing
Dear Abby: Regarding the letter from "St. Paul Wife," whose husband's scratchy beard was her biggest complaint:I would be glad to change places with her. My husband's newfound habit has definitely put a strain on our marriage. He chews tobacco.As "St....
Berkeley Primed for Title Run
Berkeley High coach Rod Staggs didn't wait until today's start of the Missouri track and field championships to begin making strategic moves.That started Thursday night, when Staggs confiscated all the telephones from his athletes' hotel rooms. If there...
Boating Laws Made Ready for Holidays
In time for the expected crush of Memorial Day boaters, Gov. Mel Carnahan signed into law Thursday a nighttime speed limit, noise restrictions for loud boats and tough rules for Jet Skis.The Lake of the Ozarks, where the roar of thunderboats has irked...
Bob Dylan's Latest Surprise
BOB DYLAN'S role in life is to surprise people.After two rather spotty collections of acoustic blues and folk songs, he released his finest single recording in several years, "Dignity," as the only new track included on the third greatest hits package...
Bosnian City Gets Rude Awakening to War as Shelling Kills Dozens
In an instant, a carefree coffeehouse crowd became a bloody mess of mutilated bodies.The crowd, most of them young people, had been relaxing Thursday evening, trying to ignore a war that had largely spared their city. Then two shells apparently fired...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS AREA Traffic Violators In For Rough Weekend</P><P>Operation Gateway, which targets traffic violators in Missouri and Illinois, will be especially unforgiving this weekend, said Creve Coeur Lt. Dale Bailey, who heads...
Briefs
WASHINGTON Reno Plans Task Force On Missing Children</P><P>A federal task force will coordinate government services to find missing children. Attorney General Janet Reno announced the move on the 12th annual Missing Children's Day. She...
Brown Group Steps Back Trims Plans to Expand Shoe Stores after Posting Loss
Brown Group Inc. is cutting back on expansion of its Famous Footwear stores after disappointing sales led the company to lose $4.4 million in the first quarter, said B.A. "Dolph" Bridgewater Jr., chairman and chief executive.The loss of 25 cents a share...
Cable TV Bill Clears House Panel; Opponents Fear Prices Will Rise
A House panel rejected efforts Thursday to protect consumers from potential increases in cable television rates as lawmakers sent to the House floor the most far-reaching changes in telecommunications law in 61 years.The House Commerce Committee scuttled...
Calling All Cars Art Market Is Showing Signs of Life
That huge sigh of relief you may have heard recently came from the art world.Following a depressed period, the sales and values of high-quality artwork have suddenly picked up.It's not really a boom because it doesn't yet cover all segments of the art...
Calling All Cars Auto Recalls Deserve Owners' Attention
The letter arrives with the rest of the mail. It's in a standard corporate envelope affixed with an automaker's logo. The likelihood is that many of you will toss it, which is not a good thing to do: It contains a recall notice to bring in your car or...
Churches Work to Meet Flood-Victim Needs
Once again, churches in St. Charles County are stocking food pantries, networking among flood victims and relief agencies and recruiting volunteers. Once again, they are trying to ease the pain caused by overflowing riverbanks.But compared with '93,...
Church Notes
Discussion Series</P><P>A discussion series on the life, faith and prayers of Peter Marshall will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday and June 4 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Fairmount School, 1725 Thoele Road, St. Peters. Marshall was...
Clinton Gets Spending Bill; His Veto Expected
The Republican-led Congress set the stage Thursday for its first veto clash with Democratic President Bill Clinton when the Senate approved a bill cutting $16.4 billion from spending already approved.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Clinton...
Clinton Wants `Police State,' NRA Charges Urges Members to Seek to Sway Congress
In another mass fund-raising mailing, the National Rifle Association charges that President Bill Clinton is seeking to impose a "police state."And it urges its 3 million members to crowd into constituent meetings with members of Congress who favor gun...
County Council Advances Plan for Butterfly House
A compromise plan to put a butterfly house in Faust Park in Chesterfield without disturbing the park's restored village won unanimous support Thursday from the St. Louis County Council.The council gave it tentative approval.Meanwhile, George Wunderlich,...
Crests May Go Higher Upriver for the Weekend, More Storms Forecast
Heavy rain in northern Missouri put a bit more bounce into the rebounding Mississippi River, threatening upriver towns with more flooding than they saw in the first go-round.But for the Missouri, and the Mississippi south of the confluence, the forecast...
Cult Thrives in a Spiritual Vacuum
Now that Shoko Asahara and his disciples in the Aum Shinri Kyo religious sect have been apprehended in connection with the Tokyo subway gas attack, one might think that most Japanese would feel immense relief.But the incident will have enduring repercussions....
Deep-Seated Spirit Lives on in Bleachers
At 6 p.m. Saturday, before their home game with Cincinnati, the Cardinals will offer a tribute to the late John Wilkerson, better known as "The Mayor of the Bleachers."Family members, friends, fans and team officials will congregate in the right-field...
Disillusionment, Double Standard, Dire Atmosphere
"PRIEST" Rating: R, language, sexual situations. Running time: 1:58.</P><P>THE confidentiality of the confessional, the hypocrisy of public sentiment, the cruelty of a parent - many of the problems with which we live - stand up like...
Edgar, Legislators in Accord on Cost-Cutting Budget
Gov. Jim Edgar and top legislative leaders announced agreement on a budget Thursday that does not raise taxes and sets out to trim more than $300 million from the state's Medicaid debt.Republican legislative leaders now must get it passed by the GOP-dominated...
Eye Openers
Heavyweight boxer FRANK BRUNO got to tangle with a giant teddy bear as part of a London store's promotion campaign recently. Some cynics thought the bear gave him more trouble than his last three opponents.Bruno said he is preparing to challenge World...
FDA Says That GATT Puts Skids on Generics
In a costly setback for consumers and generic drug makers, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Thursday that patents on certain drugs will be extended for up to three extra years. This means that generic drug makers will have to wait to make lower-cost...
Fedderly Struggles but Wins Men's 35 Indoor Tennis Title
Years from now, Mike Fedderly will look back at the national championship he won in singles Thursday night as the one that almost got away.A match that had all the markings of a stroll in the park turned into a struggle for survival against Mike Shore...
Finding `Adam' Study Traces Males Back 270,000 Years
A study tracing the genetic roots of humanity suggests that the first common male ancestor - the father of us all, some might call him - evolved 270,000 years ago. This is the same era that other researchers give for the "African Eve."Robert L. Dorit...
Flooding: Two Exposed Pipelines Pose No Danger, Official Says
Two pipelines exposed by flooding in northern St. Charles County pose no danger, a safety official says.Both pipeline companies took precautions before levee breaks led to the unearthing of the pipelines, said Ivan Huntoon, director of the central region...
Flyers' `D' Is Putting Up W's
Forget about the Philadelphia Flyers' "Legion of Doom" line for the moment. Now the New York Rangers also have to worry about a defense that has no flashy name."The Lindros' line gets a lot of publicity, but their no-name defense is a pretty good defense,"...
For County Police, It's like Old Times
Not all that long ago, the St. Louis County Police Department kept losing big hunks of its domain as large areas of west St. Louis County incorporated.But now, the department's business seems to be booming as its recent contract to provide police services...
Foster's Nomination Expected to Clear Panel
For months, Dr. Henry Foster's nomination to become surgeon general has been buffeted by nearly everything from White House missteps to GOP presidential politics.The nomination got off to a rocky start when the White House and Foster kept changing statements...
Foundation's Ties to Dole Questioned Group Cannot Back Candidate, but Shares Results of Its Work
A tax-exempt foundation set up by Bob Dole raised $4 million last year and has begun spending the money on projects useful to a presidential campaign - polling, issue papers and TV ads.The head of the Better America Foundation said the group was not...
Frank Sinatra Jr., the Jazz Singer
PRESSED against the cramped bandstand of the Chestnut Room, the plush, woody greenhouse that serves as the nightclub at Tavern on the Green, the headliner came to the moment in the show where performers talk about their latest recordings."My record albums...
Friendly Ghost: Still Sweet on Wide Screen
"CASPER" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:40.</P><P>THERE is surprising sweetness at the center of this slight, generally entertaining movie based on the "Friendly Ghost" of the old cartoons. It has some of the feel of an old Abbott and Costello ...
Gaming Panel Seems to Set Its Sights on High Rollers Jumer's $60 Million Project Some $100 Million Behind
The bigger, the better.That may be the new standard of the Missouri Gaming Commission in awarding gaming licenses, says Tom Engle, director of administration for St. Charles County.Engle and Joann Leykam, the county counselor, attended Wednesday's meeting...
Gateway Geyser Illinois Riverfront Awaits Debut of Fountain That Will Send Water 600 Feet into the Air
Look eastward, St. Louisans.The view from downtown's office towers, from the steps of the Old Courthouse, from the grounds of the Gateway Arch is about to become more dramatic. The East St. Louis skyline is getting what's billed as the world's tallest...
Gene Team Chromosomes Track Humans to One Group
Scientists who tested the Y chromosomes of 38 men all over the world have found evidence suggesting that everyone living today descended from one small population of a few thousand people who may have lived about 270,000 years ago.The researchers say...
Gibson's Epic: Heart, Soul and Violence
"BRAVEHEART" Rating: R, violence, language, sexuality. Running time: 2:58.</P><P>IT'S unclear when Mel Gibson became a combination of Sam Peckinpaugh and Akira Kurosawa, but there's no question that "Braveheart" is one of the best epic...
Girl Fears Parents Will Divorce
Dear Ann Landers: My parents have been married for nearly 20 years and have three children aged 17, 13 and 10. They are both professional people and have been loving parents. I'm the 17-year-old.The problem is that their relationship with each other...
Grose Leads Howell North's First Final 4 Charge
Francis Howell North High's soccer team was playing its biggest game of the season. Tracy Grose, out with a knee injury, was on the sideline."It was awful; I just felt so helpless," Grose recalled of the Knights' 3-1 loss to eventual state champion Incarnate...
Hazelwood E., Berkeley Have Lofty Goals
It's been 12 years since the Hazelwood East girls track team won a Missouri Class 4A high school championship.It's been a year since Berkeley's girls endured their most devastating loss in the state series.Today, East and Berkeley will be in top form...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer sports camps have been scheduled:Fort Zumwalt South High will conduct the following camps:Boys and girls soccer (June 5-8) - From 9-11:30 a.m. daily. For children grades six through 12. Cost is $25.Boys basketball (June 5-9) - From...
Hill Gives Cardinals a Jump-Start Stopper Offers Rotation Relief in Win over Braves
Ken Hill did Thursday what a $5 million pitcher is expected to do.He took the Cardinals by their losing-skid bootstraps and pulled them to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in front of 17,815 at Busch Stadium.After a pregame meeting to reaffirm...
Hot Reds Roll Past Cubs for 14th Win in Last 17
Eddie Taubensee drove in two runs, Reggie Sanders homered and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of two errors Thursday night to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-2.Cincinnati won for the 14th time in 17 games as John Smiley (2-0) survived a shaky first inning...
Howell North, Nerinx Hall Set for Semifinals
It has taken some time, but the Francis Howell North Knights are right where they want to be. Almost.In the state soccer semifinals tonight at St. Louis University, the Knights (25-1-1) will take on Nerinx Hall (17-6-1) at 6. Two-time defending state...
I-70 Overpass Plans Spark Concerns for Traffic, Home Values
Engineers for CRD Campbell Inc. had a difficult time convincing Paul Key and some of his neighbors in the Charwood subdivision of St. Charles that the new Hawks Nest overpass over Interstate 70 would not eliminate any of their homes."None of the alignments...
`I Hope They Find' the Bomber, Says Freed Brother of Suspect
James Nichols, the brother of one of the two chief suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing, emerged from a court hearing Thursday to say of the bombing, "I hope they find the people who have done it."Nichols, 41, an organic farmer, said, "Let's cut out...
Illinois Budget Would Trim Medicaid, Save Teacher Plan
Illinois lawmakers are expected to consider a proposed state budget today that trims the Medicaid debt and bails out the bankrupt health insurance plan for retired teachers without raising taxes.But area Democrats say the spending plan will be disastrous...
Innocent Man on Death Row, His Family Says
LARRY GRIFFIN is no angel.But his family, his attorney and others are convinced that he's not good for the 1980 murder of a drug dealer either.Now they're hoping they can convince Gov. Mel Carnahan of that.Griffin, 40, is scheduled to be executed June...
In Year of Change, Shanahan Is Transformed
The nickname "Shan The Man" fits Brendan Shanahan's on-ice personality. A strapping 6 feet 3 and 210 pounds, Shanahan plays hockey with power and grace.But off the ice, Shan The Man isn't the nickname of choice. A few years ago, his Blues teammates took...
It's Time for Budget Cutters to Slice Subsidies for Business
Now that President Bill Clinton and his aides finally have signaled their willingness to negotiate with congressional Republicans on the fiscal 1996 budget, the stage is set for needed action to reduce the deficit and establish priorities for federal...
Iwa Aims to Put Kc Foe Behind the Eight Ball
The Red Knights of Incarnate Word Academy have become a fixture at the state soccer championships.When IWA (27-2-1) takes the field against Kansas City St. Teresa's Academy (13-5-4) in the semifinals at 8 tonight at the Billiken Sports Center, it will...
Jones' Thirst for Racing Double Crashes
Davy Jones' dream of driving in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day ended Thursday when he wrecked his best stock car in a practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Jones, who will start 32nd in Sunday's midday event in Indiana,...
Judge, Lawyers Hash over Admission of O.J.'S Statement
O.J. Simpson's trial recessed abruptly Thursday without the judge's decision on a defense attempt to introduce Simpson's statement to police without cross-examination.In a closed session, lawyers and Judge Lance Ito met in the afternoon, along with a...
Junior Bills Beat Cbc, Gain 4a Quarterfinals
St. Louis University High defeated CBC 8-2 Thursday at Washington University and advanced to Saturday's Missouri Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals.The Junior Billikens will play the winner of the McCluer-Pattonville game, which was postponed Thursday...
Knights Count on Anderson's Tough Defense
Dan Hogan, soccer coach at Francis Howell North High, has been wearing that shirt again."It's kind of a running joke now," Hogan said of the T-shirt, which reads, "Offense wins games. Defense wins championships." "Whenever we're in a tournament situation,...
Lehmkuhle's Goal: `Run as Well as I Can,' Hope to Win a State Title or Two, or Three
Jason Lehmkuhle can sense the pressure, but he's determined not to let it bother him."At this point, I'm not even thinking about winning or losing," said Lehmkuhle, a senior distance runner at Duchesne High. "My goal right now is to run as well as I...
Lobo, 10 Others Picked for U.S. Women's Team
All Americans Rebecca Lobo and Nikki McCray were among 11 players selected Thursday for the national women's basketball team. They have the challenge of returning the United States to the top in the sport.The team, to form the core of the 1996 U.S....
MADD Honors Officers' Drunk-Driving Arrests
Daniel Cundiff, a rosy-cheeked 6-year-old with a cowlick, told his favorite joke to those arriving Wednesday for an awards ceremony by the Gateway chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.Daniel, who survived a drunken-driving accident, greeted the strangers...
Maker of Estrogen Replacement Fights Generic Version of Drug
The maker of the nation's most-prescribed drug, an estrogen replacement taken by 9 million women, is trying to stop the government from approving a cheaper, generic version.The substitute might not work as well, the company says. But the generic maker...
Maladjustment and Love: MTV Plus
"MAD LOVE" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:35.</P><P>ALMOST a quarter of a century ago, Rod Stewart sang: "It's late September and I really should be back at school. I know I keep you amused, but I feel I'm being used."</P><P>In...
Medicare's Demise Has Long Been Predicted and Congress after Congress, `Virtually Nothing' Was Done
MEDICARE WAS barely hatched when its trustees began clucking about its future like so many mother hens: If they've told Congress once, they've told it a thousand times.But the predicted demise of Medicare, the national health insurance program for the...
Memorial Day Weekend Highlights
SATURDAY</P><P>American Legion Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Soldiers Memorial, 13th and Chestnut streets.</P><P>St. James the Greater parish homecoming parade in Dogtown, 10 a.m.; starts at Wells and Tamm avenues. The festival,...
Militia Members See Birth of `Movement'
While passing out copies of the Constitution, representatives of militia groups compared themselves Thursday to the civil rights and Vietnam War protesters of the 1960s."What you're seeing occur is a political movement in the birthing process," said...
`Model Minority' Still on the Fringe
On my arrival at the University of California at Berkeley, I was greeted by Ron Takaki, a professor at the university: "Welcome to the storm center."He was referring to the storm of affirmative action, the subject of a proposed 1996 ballot initiative...
Monsanto Gets Green Light on Altered Soybeans EPA Approves Seeds Resistant to Herbicide
Monsanto Co. has passed its final regulatory test for the marketing of soybeans genetically engineered to resist its powerful Roundup herbicide, the company said Thursday.But the commercial sale of Roundup-resistant soybean seeds won't begin until next...
Morning Briefing
Gump Is So Profitable, Viacom's Boss Says</P><P>Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Frank Biondi said Thursday that the hit film "Forrest Gump" was profitable. Viacom's Paramount Studio has said the movie, which won six Academy Awards, failed...
Movement to Oust AFL-CIO Chief Kirkland Is Picking Up Steam
What began as offstage whispering has turned into open revolt on the nation's labor front.The leadership conflict buffeting the union movement is rapidly escalating, and a St. Louis labor leader hopes it will revitalize what some feel has become a tired...
Musial at Camp Ballfield Today
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Stan "The Man" Musial will be honored at a ballfield built for the hearing impaired at 1 p.m. today at the Mid Rivers Chapel, just east of Highway 94 and Jungs Station Road in St. Peters.The field, to be named the Stan Musial and...
Nance to Introduce Motion to Build a New Vashon High
A St. Louis School Board member told a group of St. Louis aldermen Thursday that he will introduce a motion at the next school board meeting to build a new Vashon High School.The Rev. Earl E. Nance Jr. said he will do so even though U.S. District Judge...
Nationals' Pastime a Saving Grace for Henke
Tom Henke has found life in the National League, and close to his hometown, quite to his liking thus far. A flawless ninth inning allowed Henke to pick up his ninth save during the Cardinals' 4-1 victory Thursday at Busch Stadium.With nine saves in nine...
NATO Planes Strike at Heart of Bosnian Serb Stronghold
A half-dozen NATO planes struck at the heart of the Serbs' rebel base in Bosnia, bombing an ammunition depot Thursday to try to force the Serbs to stop shelling Sarajevo.But immediately afterward, Serb forces shelled five of six U.N.-designated safe...
New Jeans Promise Better Bottom Line Experience Will Be `Uplifting,' Promoter Says
Sick of exercise, but still seeking buns of steel? A new butt-boosting pair of jeans promises to make your derriere look delightful without one sweaty minute of aerobics.The $40 MiracleBoost jeans for women were unveiled Thursday in New York, with the...
No Easy Answers to City's Crime
No city likes the reputation of ranking high in crime. St. Louis' image certainly is hurt by its being ranked second in violent crime last year on the basis of FBI statistics, even though the numbers don't offer a true reflection of crime here in relation...
Nordiques Purchased, Will Move to Denver
Adding a National Hockey League team to a portfolio that already includes the Denver Nuggets and various entertainment entities, COMSAT Entertainment Group purchased the Quebec Nordiques on Thursday for $75 million and will move the franchise to the...
Obituaries
Larry Gene NorrisLarry Gene Norris, 48, of Marthasville, died of cancer Wednesday (May 24, 1995) at Doctors Hospital in Wentzville.Mr. Norris was an engineer for 25 years with GTE and Contel. He was a member of the Missouri Society of Telephone Engineers.A...
Officer Carefully Collars Suspect Wearing Snake around His Neck
St. Charles Officer Jim Schweppe was taken aback Thursday when a man he arrested on an outstanding warrant was found with a 3-foot black snake around his neck.Schweppe was prepared to take the man into custody. But he said, "I was not going to take...
Oil and Gas Interests Once Again Threaten Alaskan Wilderness
FOR MORE THAN a decade, environmental groups have staved off attempts to get Congress' approval for oil and gas drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, 19 million acres of tundra that provide important habitat for migrating caribou, polar bears...
Okla. Turnpike Authority Sues Stifel St. Louis Brokerage Firm Accused of Taking $6.5 Million in '92 Deal
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has sued Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. and accused the St. Louis brokerage firm of cheating it out of $6.5 million in a 3-year-old bond refinancing that already is the subject of a federal investigation.The authority alleges...
Olajuwon Helps Rockets Take 2-0 Lead on Spurs
David Robinson got the trophy. Hakeem Olajuwon got the game. And Houston is rocketing toward a repeat trip to the NBA finals.Olajuwon, the NBA's most valuable player a year ago, took over Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in the third quarter Wednesday...
One in Three Women Has Fibroid on Uterus
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 40 and have a fibroid on my uterus. My doctor says it wasn't there a year ago. A had a sonogram. I have not had any symptoms. I have two choices - have surgery now or wait six months. I have not read much in your column on fibroids....
Passing Fancy Kaleo and His College Pals Light It Up for Stampede
When quarterback John Kaleo connected with Marcus Badgett and Chad Wiestling for touchdown passes Saturday night in the Stampede's 42-40 win over Connecticut in an Arena Football League game, it was deja vu for the trio.Kaleo, Badgett and Wiestling were...
People
The Gay '90s:</P><P>Protesters from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation are taking aim at theaters showing MEL GIBSON'S "Braveheart." They're calling the portrayal of Edward II "a throwback to the classic celluloid `queer'...
People
The Gay '90s:Protesters from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation are taking aim at theaters showing MEL GIBSON'S "Braveheart." They're calling the portrayal of Edward II "a throwback to the classic celluloid `queer' played for laughs as a simpering...
Phils Edge Giants 2-1 to Win 16th of Last 19
Substitute leadoff hitter Dave Gallagher went three for three and scored the winning run in the eighth inning as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Wednesday night.Gallagher, replacing the injured Lenny Dykstra as the Phils'...
Plastic Can Help Keep Flood from Your Door
No time to sandbag? Try wrapping your house with plastic to protect it from high water.This method is being demonstrated by the University Extension at its office in St. Peters. While the suggestion may be too late for some and impractical for others,...
Rams' New Deal with Channel 2 May Be Worth $500,000
Big media bucks are flying the Rams' way again.Early this month, KSD radio and the town's new National Football League team reached a seven-year deal that station officials said would be worth about $25 million in cash and another $25 million in promotional...
Rangers, Chicago Split Record Doubleheader
Benji Gill capped a seven-run third inning with a three-run homer Wednesday, and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 13-6 to salvage a split of a double-header that took more than 7 1/2 hours and had 32 walks.The 7-hour 39-minute twinbill was...
Recordings
"TILL THE NIGHT IS GONE: A TRIBUTE TO DOC POMUS" Various artists (Forward/Rhino Records)</P><P>Doc Pomus was as successful a songwriter as ever lived. You don't believe me? Just try to find a music fan who's never heard "Viva Las Vegas,"...
Sad and Funny: Fast, Weird and Winsome
"FUNNY BONES" Rating: R. Running time: 2:05.</P><P>THE line between comedy and tragedy, always a thin one, gets even thinner in "Funny Bones," a very strange, highly imaginative, often peculiar film that looks at circus clowns and Las...
Senate Oks Gop Budget Blueprint Plan Will `Unpile Deficits,' Dole Says
The Senate passed a Republican budget plan Thursday that promises to halt three decades of deficits and change the face of government while leaving the door open for tax cuts.Acting a week after the House endorsed a similar budget-balancing outline,...
Shanahan Pulls out of Group Seeking Gambling Franchise Casino Firm Cites Conflict for Odenwald
St. Louis Blues chairman Michael F. Shanahan is no longer an investor in one of two rival groups seeking the Lemay riverboat gambling franchise.Ed Ernst, president of Casino America Inc., said Thursday that Shanahan withdrew to remove a potential conflict...
Shooting of Escaped Bull Avoidable, Neighbor Says
Cottleville police shot and killed a 2-year-old brown bull this week after it escaped from its pasture.A neighbor who says she saw the whole thing said the bull's death easily could have been avoided.The animal's owner said she planned to talk to a lawyer...
Simpson Trial Loses Eighth Juror; No Reason Disclosed
Another juror in O.J. Simpson's double murder trial was dismissed Thursday after Judge Lance Ito abruptly recessed testimony and summoned prosecution and defense attorneys to his chambers for a closed-door conference that lasted nearly five hours.Shortly...
Skills Survey Set to Bring Businesses to Workers Here
St. Charles County "has got to prove that we've got the skills" before it can attract businesses or induce companies that already are here to expand, says Darrell Roegner, chairman of the county's Economic Development Council.Proof that the county has...
Small Firm Calls Foul against NBA Both Using `Dream Team' as Trademark
A tiny St. Louis company has taken on the National Basketball Association in a trademark suit over the use of the term "Dream Team."Dream Team Collectibles Inc. sued NBA Properties Inc., the marketing arm of the NBA, in federal court here Thursday. The...
Sports Shorts
Hometown Boy Dennis Shares Golf Event Lead</P><P>Clark Dennis shot 64 on his childhood playground in Fort Worth, Texas, and grabbed a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the Colonial National Invitation.</P><P>"It's good...
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