St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 23, 1995

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$13 Billion Highway Bill Ok'd Measure Means Jobs, Senator Says
After detouring past a labor dispute and walking the line between states' rights and safety, the Senate passed a $13 billion highway bill late Thursday.Approval was given on a voice vote following a daylong delay caused by a dispute over the granting...
2,000 Volleyballers Rush to the Net Here
Bump, set, spike. Bump, set, spike. Bump, set, spike.That will be a familiar pattern for the next four days as more than 2,000 boys and girls will compete in the Kaepa AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships.Of the 219 teams, 133 come from beyond...
All-Metro Takes Aim at His Dream German League Beckons with Pro Contract for Granite City Star
Shawn Petroski has always been a dreamer."Back in school, when teachers would ask me to write about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always wrote about being a professional soccer player," he said."I come from a soccer family, and playing professionally...
Andrew Robinson Makes Career of Playing Bad Guy
Q. I recently saw an episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and I saw an actor named Andrew Robinson. He played the bad guy in the film "Dirty Harry." He did a very good job. Can you give me some more information on him?A. Robinson's made a career of...
A Partnership for Insurance Solutions
Through years of experience, Neighborhood Housing-Services of St. Louis Inc. has learned a great deal about urban insurance issues. Our agency reviews 300 to 400 homeowners insurance policies a year as we process home-repair loans and provide insurance...
Appier Is Royalty of Kansas City Team This Season
Consolidate the divisions and add 20,000 more people, and Anaheim Stadium would have hummed like the 80's Monday night.Gene Mauch, Bob Boone and Wally Joyner were all back - wearing hats that once belonged to ice cream men - as the hot Angels played...
Area Pro Update
STAMPEDE</P><P>Just The Facts: The Las Vegas Sting defeated the Stampede 57-25 Saturday in Las Vegas.</P><P>Star Gazing: Quarterback John Kaleo completed 22 of 39 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Darryl...
Armey's Axiom: Market Is Rational, Government Is Dumb
On those weeks when they are not abolishing government departments and programs, cutting taxes and balancing budgets, the supermen of the House Republican leadership publish books they have written while flying between Washington and their home districts.This...
As Flood Recedes, Residents Return Damage More Manageable Than '93, but Help Needed
Residents of West Alton began trickling back home this week as floodwaters receded and one main road became passable, first by truck and then by car.A sweaty Salvation Army crew shoveled mud from the parking lot of the Immaculate Conception Church on...
Atlantis Launch Marks New Level of Cooperation NASA Chief More Worried about Congress Than Russia
TWENTY YEARS AGO next month, a Russian Soyuz and an American Apollo spacecraft passed each other in Earth orbit, pausing only to connect briefly and exchange symbolic greetings.This week, the two space powers cross the threshold of what promises to be...
Bidwill in la? Devilish Notion for City of Angels
Bill Bidwill for Georgia Frontiere.Would St. Louis football fans make that trade? Absolutely.Bill-for-Georgia could be the final result when National Football League franchises stop bouncing around in a couple of years.This is a wonderful time to be...
Big Red Don't Rule out la Move Team Counsel Says `Door Is Not Shut'
Arizona Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill isn't commenting on the possibility that his National Football League team would move to Los Angeles if the Raiders return to Oakland."The door is not shut on a move," Cardinals general counsel Thomas Guilfoil told...
Bosnia Sees U.N. Reluctance on Air Raids as `Capitulation' World Body Rejects NATO Request to Bomb Serbs
NATO WANTED TO BOMB a Serb airfield in Bosnia. The United Nations said no.In one confrontation, the disarray of the world's approach to Bosnia was exposed - a rift likely to be exploited by Bosnian Serbs.Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic said Thursday...
Breaking a Fall Project Goes `Green' to Save Frail Elderly
With a little luck and lots of extra care, Jewel "Dean" Mayernik, 70, will get through her stay at St. Louis University Hospital without falling.Mayernik, of St. Louis, is one of the people benefiting from a program being introduced throughout Missouri...
Briefs
PARKWAY SCHOOLS Board Will Dip Into Reserves In Order To Pay Projected Bills</P><P>The Parkway School Board will dip into district reserves to pay its bills for the school year beginning July 1.</P><P>The board voted Thursday...
Briefs
NATION FLORIDA Man Guilty In Slaying Of German Tourist</P><P>A Miami jury found a Miami man guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the slaying of a German tourist in 1993.</P><P>In addition to murder, the jury found Leroy...
Budget Pact Helps Families, Gingrich Says in Appearance Here, He Promises Tax Cuts
The budget agreement worked out Thursday by House and Senate leaders amounts to "a genuine revolution" because it aims to help working families, House Speaker Newt Gingrich said here Thursday night.The budget "will be balanced . . , you will get tax...
Cards' First-Rounder Waits for Right Price
Don't look for Matt Morris, the Cardinals' first-round draft pick, to dominate in the minor leagues any time soon. He and the Redbirds have hit a couple of negotiating snags.Cards general manager Walt Jocketty received a proposal from George Morris,...
Carpenter in Perfect Role for Devils
Bobby Carpenter has gone from NHL history-maker to New Jersey Devils role player.And though he didn't have a point in the Stanley Cup Finals going into Game 3 Thursday night, he played a big role as New Jersey took a 2-0 series lead.In 1981, he was drafted...
Caught Candy-Handed, Kids Deserve Warning
Dear Abby: Recently, while shopping in a grocery store, I saw a boy of about 7 with his mother. He took a handful of the bulk jelly beans from the candy jars and shoved them into his mouth. His mother saw him and didn't say a word.Another time, I saw...
CBC Star Dimaria Is Bound for Uconn Area Resident Wraps Up Outstanding Prep Career
Jeff DiMaria was born and raised in St. Charles County. But when it came time to select a high school, he headed toward St. Louis."My parents wanted me to go to an all-boys school; they thought it'd help me concentrate more on my studies," said DiMaria,...
Church Notes
Sunday Dinner</P><P>Fried chicken and roast beef dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Parish Picnic, Highway N, Dardenne. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, free under 6....
Classics: Vintage Cars Roll onto Auction Block
LIKE TO BUY a car for a quarter of a million dollars?Show up Sunday at Selkirk's gallery for an auction of classic and vintage automobiles, most of them belonging to two of the St. Louis area's leading car collections."There will be many gentlemen there...
Coal Miners Say Gop Bill Could Threaten Benefits of Retirees
Proposed Republican legislation threatens the health insurance benefits of nearly 100,000 retired coal miners and widows, United Mine Workers of America President Richard Trumka said Thursday."Most of these retirees worked their entire lives in the mines...
Colleague Wins Jury Award for Parents of Lawyer Killed
While trying three successful cases together for their law firm, colleagues Keith Jensen and John Halloran became good friends.On Thursday, Jensen stood before jurors in Edwardsville and, in a voice choking with emotion, asked them to award $10 million...
Compaq Broadsides Packard Operations Remarks Rip Rival over Prices, Stability
Trash talk has come to the personal computer industry.A top executive for Compaq Computer Corp. this week criticized Packard Bell Electronics Inc.'s stability and operations with a verbal broadside rarely heard in high technology.The remarks by Ross...
Democrats Plan Inquiry on Hotel Loans
Illinois Democrats may have lost control of the state legislature this year, but they've still got "Hotelgate."House Democrats announced Thursday they will form their own task force to investigate a Republican plan to forgive $30 million in loans to...
Department Stores Sold Federated Leads Purchase Group
Woodward & Lothrop Inc. said it plans to sell most of its department stores to a four-member group led by Federated Department Stores Inc. and Strawbridge & Clothier.Woodward & Lothrop, operating in bankruptcy court, said it expects to raise more than...
Despite Court's Go-Ahead, City in No Hurry to Expand Airport
Washington, Mo., is not rushing to expand its airport in southern Warren County, despite a recent state Supreme Court ruling that Warren County cannot stop it.Instead, Washington appears to be heeding caution flags hoisted by an airport consultant to...
Devils Give Wings Unhappy Landing, Lead 3-0
The Detroit Red Wings might as well have been Dead Wings.Faced with a must-win situation, the Red Wings had absolutely nothing in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, and the New Jersey Devils made them pay.The Devils whipped the Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday...
Director Sidney Lumet Tells How It's Done His New Book Mixes Anecdotes and Insights
SEVENTY-ONE-year-old Sidney Lumet has been a respected and prolific film maker since 1957, racking up a remarkable 39 "A" releases since then. But he may have never put out a smoother and more satisfying production than his new book, "Making Movies"...
Draw Back from the Brink
The U.S.-Japanese trade fight is getting out of hand. The Clinton administration intends to impose sanctions next week on Japan unless Tokyo boosts its auto companies' purchases of U.S. car parts. Japan is considering retaliation. Now comes a new fight,...
Duncan Paces Phils to 6th in a Row
Mariano Duncan had four hits and scored three times as the Philadelphia Phillies roughed up rookie Bill Pulsipher and beat the host New York Mets 8-2 Thursday for their sixth win in a row.The Phillies completed a four-game sweep and won their eighth...
FCC to Drop Race, Gender Preferences Auction Discounts for Small Firms
The Federal Communications Commission will propose eliminating special preferences for minorities and women at its next auction of the airwaves, an agency official said, in order to comply with a recent Supreme Court ruling. Instead, advantages will...
Finley's Hustle Topples Cubs
Steve Finley scored all the way from second base during a sixth-inning rundown and preserved the lead with a leaping catch in the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Wednesday.Steve Trachsel walked Finley and Ken Caminiti with two...
Foster's Campaign Comes to an End Backers Fail to Get Vote on Nomination
The Senate ended on Thursday the grueling saga of surgeon general nominee Henry Foster, blocking for a second day a Democratic effort to cut off debate and force a vote on his confirmation.The nomination, caught up for nearly five months in the politics...
Gateway International Now Back Up to Speed
After a month of down time, Gateway International Raceway is back up to speed.The spring flood put much of the motorsports complex under water. Twelve inches of rain and a crack in a levee caused the soaking.So the quarter-mile dragstrip and 2.2-mile...
Gene May Be Clue to Cancer Study of Its Effects Could Show What Goes Wrong in the Disease
A defective gene has been isolated that some experts suggest could be "the medical equivalent of the Rosetta Stone" in solving the puzzles of cancer.By studying the effects of the gene, researchers hope to learn what goes wrong, on a molecular level,...
Gingrich, Dole Strike Deal on Budget Plan Agreement Would Trim Taxes and Medicare
House and Senate Republicans reached agreement Thursday on a compromise seven-year budget-balancing plan that would cut taxes by $245 billion and slow spending for Medicare and Medicaid and dozens of other programs."We have a deal," House Speaker Newt...
Good Vibrations Deaf Pianist Sets Example for Others
BOUDI FOLEY, 11, began playing the first notes of Bach's "Minuet in G."His tempo was too quick, so his piano teacher stopped him.Boudi looked up sheepishly from under the bill of his Majic 108 cap. His teacher, Sona Haydon, told him to slow down. Pushing...
Graham Urges New Baptist Mission Tear Down the Barriers That Divide People, He Advises Convention
To be effective missionaries, Southern Baptists must tear down barriers that divide the world's people and end racism and injustice, the Rev. Dr. Billy Graham said here Thursday.He spoke to about 20,000 fellow members of the Southern Baptist Convention...
Guard Unit a Step Away from Scott
The Defense Base Closure Commission voted unanimously Thursday to transfer an Air National Guard unit - and its 1,656 full- and part-time jobs - from Chicago to Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County.Chicago must still agree to pay for the move, estimated...
Her Turn: Memorial Breaks New Ground Monument to Be First to Honor Women in U.S. Armed Forces
American women, from Revolutionary War saboteurs to combat fliers and space shuttle pilots, were honored Thursday in a military groundbreaking for a national Women's Memorial.Before turning over the shovel, President Bill Clinton praised young and old...
Highland Thing Who's More Macho: Mel or Liam?
THEY'RE riding horses, they're swinging swords, they're sweeping women off their feet. They're wearing skirts.Today's leading men are mad for plaid. Check the movie listings: Scottish settings are the rage in the films "Rob Roy" and "Braveheart."When...
Home Again '76 Duchesne Grad Elmendorf's Head Coach
Since graduating from Duchesne High in 1976, Charlie Elmendorf has gone to college in Iowa and coached at Francis Howell, Francis Howell North, Troy and Hillsboro high schools.But he has never stopped being a Pioneer."St. Charles is like a magnet, I...
House and Senate Gop Leaders Resolve Differences on Budget
House and Senate Republicans announced agreement Thursday on a compromise seven-year budget-balancing plan that would cut taxes by $245 billion and slow spending for Medicare, Medicaid and dozens of other programs.Ignoring President Bill Clinton's call...
House Cuts Own Budget, Axing Offices, 2,700 Jobs
Cutting its own budget with relish, the House voted Thursday to eliminate 2,700 jobs, end its lease on a warehouse and end federal subsidies for its barber and beauty shops.Also slated for closing was a four-person office responsible for running souvenir...
How It All Began Early Christian Village Brings Life to Bible School
The sights, smells and sounds of an early Christian village came to life in St. Charles this week in a Vacation Bible School for children and adults. "Antioch 49 A.D. - The Christian Church at Antioch" was set Tuesday through Thursday on the shady lawn...
`I'm . . . Plugging for You,' Clinton Tells Autoworkers
President Bill Clinton took his battle against Japan's trade barriers to a guaranteed receptive audience Thursday, telling U.S. auto workers the Japanese were "rolling in dough, but their economy is not growing."On the way to a fund-raising dinner, Clinton...
Is the Death Penalty Justice for All?
AFTER BEING OUT of town for a day, I returned to my office on Wednesday to hear a message on my answering machine from a man whose call I couldn't answer.The call came from Larry Griffin. He'd called me Tuesday afternoon. Griffin was executed by the...
Jefferson Smurfit Agrees to Fine Settles Hazardous-Waste Complaint
Jefferson Smurfit Corp. will pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to settle charges that it failed to promptly provide information related to a hazardous waste site in Ohio.The fine was incurred by the company's Container Corp. of America unit. Last January,...
La May See Football Void Reported Raiders Move Brings Mix of Reactions
If the Raiders return to Oakland, it wouldn't shake many here, where residents have been rattled by bigger earthquakes.Not Rams general manager Steve Ortmayer, who sees the parallels between his team and the Raiders in Los Angeles.Not Anaheim city manager...
Major Resigns as Leader of Party Move Aimed at Rebellion among Right-Wingers
Battling for his political life against a rebellious right wing, Prime Minister John Major resigned as Conservative Party leader Thursday, forcing a leadership election next month."I am no longer prepared to tolerate the present situation," declared...
Mediterranean Fever Brings Abdominal Pain
Dear Dr. Donohue: My son-in-law, of Turkish descent, has familial Mediterranean fever. From the age of 12, he had been having periodic and severe abdominal pains. It happened after periods of heavy physical activity. In fact, a sports physician diagnosed...
Meet the Rams
Leonard Russell - Running BackNFL Experience: 5th yearCollege: Arizona StateHometown: Long Beach, Calif.Age: 25Height: 6-2Weight: 240Most Memorable Football Experience: Playing in the California state championship game at Anaheim Stadium as a junior...
Minority Leader Faces DWI Charges Richardson Blames Medication
House Minority Leader Mark Richardson, who's considering running for the Republican nomination for governor, will appear in court in northern Arkansas next month on a charge of driving while intoxicated.An Arkansas state trooper arrested Richardson May...
Missouri Is Planning Change in Distribution of Food Stamps
Missouri will change in July its timetable for distributing food stamps in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The shift is intended to improve food stamp use and to prepare for issuing a "benefit security card" - an electronic credit card - to welfare clients...
Mixed Signals Small Firms More Pessimistic about Economy - but 80% Say Sales Are Up
Small-business owners are less optimistic about the economy and have a growing resentment about government regulations, according to a poll by the Regional Commerce and Growth Association.Of the 700 RCGA members who responded, only 45 percent felt the...
Morning Briefing
Now It's Official . . . This Bud's For RamsBudweiser is the official brew of the St. Louis Rams, the team announced Thursday. Anheuser-Busch Inc. signed a five-year contract as the team's first stadium and radio advertising partner in St. Louis, the...
New Building Commission Expected to Be Approved
The St. Charles County Council is expected to give final approval Tuesday to an overhaul of the county Building Commission.County Executive Joe Ortwerth already has appointed eight members to the commission, subject to approval by the council.Among...
New Hearing Ordered on Death Sentence
Walter Timothy Storey, who got the death penalty for slashing the throat of a St. Charles woman in 1990, will get a new hearing on his sentence.The Missouri Supreme Court has thrown out Storey's death sentence because his lawyer made mistakes during...
Oakland Readies for Raiders Return Big Red General Counsel Doesn't Rule out Move
The Los Angeles Raiders have agreed to return to Oakland for the 1995 season under an offer the Oakland Coliseum board is expected to formally make today, stadium President George Vukasin said.The Coliseum Board of Directors is scheduled to meet at 10...
Obituaries
Gladys H. Hanson</P><P>Gladys H. Hanson, 95, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (June 21, 1995) at St. Charles Health Care Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Hanson was a retired seamstress.</P><P>A funeral service will...
O'fallon Legion Team Back on Track after Early Double Trouble
The O'Fallon American Legion baseball team has had some early-season trouble. But all that appears to be behind it now."Our early schedule was just horrendous," first-year manager Ron Fuller said. "We played a lot of doubleheaders early and that really...
Ozone Levels Here Are High, Unhealthy Air Pollutants Combine with Summer Heat
For the second day in a row, the American Lung Association has predicted "unhealthful" air in St. Louis because of high readings of ground ozone.Levels have exceeded Environmental Protection Agency standards for the last two years, and if it happens...
Paddlefish Advisory off; Contamination Down
Annual testing of fish from Missouri waters has led the Missouri Department of Health to cancel a cautionary advisory about eating paddlefish from some lakes and streams. Health officials also released a report that documents a gradual decrease in chemical...
People
Some good news on actor CHRISTOPHER REEVE: "Both of his phrenic nerves are intact," says a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center. Translation: He can breathe more easily, and his fans can breathe easier.Reeve broke his neck in a riding...
Pesty Ciccarelli Has Been Red Wings Shining Star
He looks like that guy who played Baretta on TV - Robert Blake, his name was, a squat, muscular punk with a short fuse. And, come to think of it, you half expect Dino Ciccarelli to haul off and cock somebody in the mouth, too. When happy and smiling,...
Pocahontas: Forest of Myths Hides Real Indian Princess
THE Pocahontas publicity machine is cranking up again, as it has with some regularity for almost 400 years.With the opening of Disney's new animated movie, "Pocahontas," the country's first heroine and original ethnic female icon is back before her adoring...
Quarantined Dog Slips from County Shelter
Bill Keim was worried about rabies when a dog bit his grandson, so he took the dog to the Jefferson County animal shelter for observation.He got even more worried when the shelter told him the dog had escaped about halfway through the 10-day quarantine...
Rapes Force Night Closing of Oldest Public Park in U.S
Boston Common, the nation's oldest public park, where Redcoats mustered, witches were hanged and political firebrands mounted the soapbox, has been ordered closed at night after two rapes.Mayor Tom Menino also extended the 11:30 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew...
Recordings
"NEMESISTERS" Babes in Toyland (Warner Bros.)</P><P>With "Nemesisters," Babes in Toyland's Kat Bjelland proves that you don't need to have been married to Kurt Cobain to produce an album bursting with venom and rage.</P><P>"Nemesisters"...
Red Wings Are Dead Wings against Devils
The Detroit Red Wings might as well be Dead Wings.Faced with a must-win situation, the Red Wings had nothing, absolutely nothing, in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, and the New Jersey Devils made them pay with their hearts and souls.The Devils whipped...
Religion, Hypocrisy and Politics
Don't expect criticism of movies and those who make them to become the political linchpin of the 1996 presidential campaign. October's great debates will not be over whether we should have seen less of Sharon Stone or "The Terminator." It's not even...
Safety First Citizen Academy Gives Training in Curbing Crime, Fighting Fires
You're never too old to play cops and robbers.A Public Safety Citizen Academy, sponsored by the St. Louis County Police Department and the Spanish Lake Fire Department, will provide hands-on training to residents in curbing crime and fighting flames.Highlights...
Sanders Makes Up for Lost Time at Missouri Amateur
Dee Sanders was enthusiastic about golf as a youth growing up in West Plains, Mo."I got my first set of clubs on my seventh birthday," he said. "My folks would drop me off at a course on their way to work, and I'd play until dark. That's pretty dedicated."After...
Scientists Hope Gene Gives Clues on Cancer Study of Its Effects Could Show What Goes Wrong in the Disease
A defective gene has been isolated that some experts suggest could be "the medical equivalent of the Rosetta Stone" in solving the puzzles of cancer.By studying the effects of the gene, researchers hope to learn what goes wrong, on a molecular level,...
Self-Proclaimed Psychic Is Uneasy about `Gift'
Dear Ann Landers: A co-worker of mine told me recently that she has had psychic forewarnings of catastrophes, some of which have happened to several acquaintances and friends. These incidents of clairvoyance leave her feeling frightened and disturbed,...
Serious Garage Salers Should Bone Up on What's a Real Find
"Bought it at a garage sale. Isn't it great?"That's a common refrain in the cost-conscious '90s, as American consumers fan out into their neighborhoods each weekend in search of bargain-priced items unloved by the original owners.Whether they're old...
Seven Injured in Skydome by Falling Tiles
Two 30-pound tiles fell from the upper deck of the SkyDome during a baseball game Thursday, injuring seven fans and sending other spectators scrambling for cover."It was bizarre," said Debbie Webster, who was watching the Toronto Blue Jays play the Milwaukee...
Should College Admit a Criminal?
There are two obvious responses to George Washington University's recruitment of a high school basketball player who was convicted of sexual abuse against a schoolmate.The first is to join the chorus of those who accuse the university of "rewarding"...
Skirting a Trend? Is That What That Breeze Is?
OK, are you guys fired up by these bloody Highland flicks, and ready to go trouser-less? Eager to feel the breeze blow up your thighs, that manly sense as you walk across downtown street grates?Kilts could be the coming thing. Underwear optional.So that...
Skydome Tiles Fall 5 Levels; Seven Spectators Injured
Two 30-pound tiles fell from the upper deck of the SkyDome during a baseball game Thursday, injuring seven fans and sending other spectators scrambling for cover."It was bizarre," said Debbie Webster, who was watching the Toronto Blue Jays play the Milwaukee...
Slain Woman Cut Up in `Precise Fashion' Police Official Calls Slaying `Monstrous Act'
A woman whose body parts were found near the Mississippi River was murdered, then dismembered with neat, precise cuts.The parts consisted of two legs sawed through at lower thigh level and a pelvis. The woman's sex organs were missing."It's a monstrous...
Some Head-Banging Fun at Triple-Feature of Heavy Metal
A PACKED house found beauty in cacophony as Corrosion of Conformity topped a triple heavy metal bill Wednesday night at Mississippi Nights.Does Corrosion of Conformity see the glass of water as half-empty or half-full? With a self-styled "guardians...
Spinks Appeal Ex-Heavyweight Champ Can't Explain Drawing Power
It was a bizarre homecoming: Leon Spinks, gap-toothed refugee from the city's housing projects, was starring at Little Bit of Texas, a suburban refuge for fans of country-western music.The Olympic gold medalist was the main event on a seven-fight pro...
Sports Shorts
Dissident NBA Players May Scuttle Agreement</P><P>One-third of the National Basketball Association's players went forward Thursday with their effort to decertify the union, the day before team owners and player representatives were to...
Sprint, European Partners Agree on $4.1 Billion Deal
A year after it was first announced, Sprint Corp. said Thursday it had reached final terms on a $4.1 billion joint venture with Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom to form a global telecommunications network.The two European companies will buy 20 percent...
Stadium Roof Problems
A list of some stadium and arenas that have had roof problems:March 1, 1968 - Spectrum (Philadelphia) roof was blown off, forcing the NHL Flyers to play the final month of the season on the road and the NBA 76ers to play at the Palestra and Convention...
Strawberry Promises a New Leaf
Darryl Strawberry prepared for the end of his 60-day suspension Thursday by donning Yankee pinstripes, taking his first swings in the batting cage and accepting responsibility for his drug and alcohol problems."For a long time, I've been my own worst...
Strawberry Vows to Boycott Media
Saying "baseball was never the problem," Darryl Strawberry fired back at his critics Thursday night.Strawberry, 33, who has a history of drug and alcohol problems, on Monday signed a one-year contract with the New York Yankees, setting off a feeding...
Student Working Her Way to U.N. Meeting in China
Heather Montgomery is willing to cut a deal with anyone who will help her raise the money needed to help her get to China."I'm willing to give talks, lectures, make presentations. I'd be willing to do anything," said Montgomery, a junior at William Woods...
Take My Seat - Please for Some Travelers, Getting Bumped Is a Lucrative Pastime
When you get to the airport gate and see too many people waiting for too few seats, do you gripe about your plane's being overbooked or get excited about the prospect of being bumped?For some people, getting bumped is a hassle - sitting around the airport...
Tax Busters Triumph over Defiant Assessor
LET'S GO TO PRESS: Tax-buster Sandy Rothschild was toasted in a nosher at Clayton's Cafe Napoli in celebration of a state tax commission victory over St. Louis City Assessor Dennis Hill. Hill, who had vowed to defy a new state law reassessing commercial...
Tax Collector Sues over His Taxes
One St. Louis tax collector has sued another over taxes.The issue is whether income from rental properties is subject to the city earnings tax.License Collector Thomas Nash is one of three property owners who have filed suit against Revenue Collector...
That 1950s Cool Look Doesn't Wash in '90S
IT WAS the kind of invitation that should be promptly tossed away. A party with a theme. Even worse, a theme that required wearing what amounts to a costume.I haven't worn a costume since a painful evening visiting friends in Florida. One friend, who...
The Best of the (Male) Leg Movies
NO kilt epic would be complete without a retrospective on some of the best male leg movies ever made, besides, of course, "Braveheart" and the latest "Rob Roy."The 11 movies cited here - from a 1935 Laurel and Hardy romp to '93's kilted comedy, "Four...
The Final Piece of Wings' Puzzle Is a Puzzlement
When the Detroit Red Wings acquired goalie Mike Vernon, they touted him as the final piece of their Stanley Cup puzzle.He had won a Stanley Cup ring with Calgary in 1989, and was a vast improvement over predecessors Tim Cheveldae and Bob Essensa.But...
The Kilt's Aura Still Lives
BEN VAN DRIVER writes about men's clothing from time to time for the Post-Dispatch. He was a kilt man before it was trendy. This assumes that it will become trendy, given the steam provided by "Braveheart" and "Rob Roy."It happened during a period of...
The Urge to Purge High-Tech Smut
Without hearings, and for the most part without forethought, the Senate by a large vote added to its big new communications bill the Exon-Coats amendment, banning smut from the computer Internet. As usual, the excuse is the protection of children from...
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