St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 6, 1995

2–W W
20 Hurt When Boulder Flies 2,400-Pound Rock Crashes as Tourists View Waterfall
Bill French and Linda Harrison, over-the-road truck drivers from St. Louis, were standing on a bridge at picturesque Multnomah Falls when they heard a loud cracking noise. They looked up and thought they were about to be crushed.A rock the size of a...
700-Mile-Wide Maelstrom, Luis, Begins Assault on Island Nations
Dwarfing the island nations of the Caribbean with a 700-mile-wide maelstrom of wind and rain, Hurricane Luis roared toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday.Frightened tourists and islanders jammed airport terminals. Airports in the...
'94 State Runners-Up Loaded for '95, Too
Francis Howell North soccer coach Vince Nowak was literally turning good players away this fall."That's the one part of the job that I don't care for - telling good players that they won't be a member of the team," Nowak said. "And believe me, the kids...
A Jewish Group's Prejudiced Appeal
The American Jewish Congress, always among the more liberal Jewish organizations, has shamed itself with a fund-raising letter that appeals to the worst prejudices of its intended audience.It begins with a quote from The New York Times (the source, be...
An Ace? Wild Card Notion Looking Better
Who says the wild-card playoff system is all that horrible for baseball?Braves manager Bobby Cox and other well-meaning purists continue to howl about it, but it certainly creates a sense of urgency around a lot more ballparks."It's the real thing, isn't...
An Old-Fashioned Man of Steel Karl of Germany Makes Custom Suits of Armor Working a `Knight Shift'
KARL of Germany, as Karl Lechten is widely hailed in Madison, does not want to discuss what he did for a living before he became apparently this country's only professional plattner.And because Lechten is a strapping 6 feet 4 and spends his days bending...
Archivist Champions Open Records Will Make Whitewater Papers Public
Former Kansas Gov. John W. Carlin, the archivist of the United States, said Tuesday he would try to make records of the Whitewater investigation available to the public as soon as possible.Carlin said records of the investigation into possible law violations...
Armchair Environmentalists
I set out walking on this late summer morning like a tourist carrying a guidebook in a foreign land. But my paperback is no Baedeker, no Fodor's and there are no stained-glass windows, no church spires, no statues on this island.The worn pages hold the...
Astros Put Up Dukes, Slam Reds 10-1
Derrick May followed a bench-clearing brawl with a grand slam in the seventh inning Tuesday night and the Houston Astros snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Cincinnati Reds with a 10-1 victory.A series of bench-clearing incidents, starting when Reds...
At Last, a Title for Loethen: Senior Amateur Qualifier
Sam Loethen has played in lots of club championships and tournaments. And he's often wondered what it would be like to have a title - like some of the other fellows."You know, they'll introduce these other guys by saying, `Former state amateur champion'...
Briefs
WORLD WEST BANK American Woman Seriously Hurt In Attack</P><P>Israel's army blamed Palestinian militants for an attack Tuesday that killed a Jewish settler from England and seriously wounded his pregnant American wife.</P><P>The...
Campus Expansion Carries through Vision for Students - and Classes Meet on Time
Ken Kalicak had to balance the practical with the aesthetic when it came to putting up new buildings at St. Charles County Community College.As the college's director of facilities, Kalicak had to maintain a tight construction timetable so that classes...
"Can Somebody Help?' Cyber-Plea for Dying Woman Brings Global Diagnoses
On April 10, two college students in Beijing transmitted a desperate SOS across the Internet and opened a new dimension in the practice of medicine:"Hi. This is Peking University in China. . . . A young, 21-year-old student has become very sick and is...
Cardinals Are First in Elimination Derby
This bulletin shouldn't come as a surprise. But it became official Monday night. The Cardinals, despite showing considerable pluck, were eliminated from contention in the National League Central Division race.A 6-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves dropped...
Cards Look Elsewhere, Say Goodbye to Sabo
The Chris Sabo era has ended nearly before it began. Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday that Sabo, signed as a free agent in June, would not be brought up for the final month of the season.Troubled by a bad back almost from the day...
Clocking Out: Pell Becomes 7th Senate Democrat Set to Retire -
SEN. CLAIBORNE PELL, 76, the quirky blueblood and longtime liberal who created the college grant program that bears his name, announced Tuesday he will not seek a seventh term.Pell, who will leave office in January 1997, is the seventh Democratic senator...
Coaching Switch a Matter of Timing
When Francis Howell North cross country coach Tom Struckmann was named as principal at Hollenbeck Junior High, he was required to give up coaching.The interim coach is Lolle Boettcher, who was starting her third season as Struckmann's assistant."The...
Collegiate Dream: Missouri Baptist Gets Lawrence - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Jamie Lawrence is embarking on a new adventure. And she can't wait to get started."I'm just so excited right now," said Lawrence, a Francis Howell North graduate. "I've always dreamed of going to college and playing softball there. But now, my dreams...
Controversy? Bettis Can Bowl It Over
This is how quickly the Jerome Bettis controversy can fade:Sunday, at Busch Stadium . . . Bettis lowers his head, crunches through an opening, breaks a tackle, gains 17 yards. Three N'Awlins Saints wrestle him down.The boisterous capacity crowd pumps...
Courier of Old Ousts Muster
Jim Courier wandered out of his strange wilderness and into contention at the U.S. Open on Tuesday, thumping foot-sore French Open champion Thomas Muster in straight sets on a day when upsets reigned.There was no indifference by Courier this time, none...
Court Ok's Vermont Law Requiring Bst Milk Label
A federal appeals court Tuesday cleared the way for Vermont to start requiring labels on milk products from cows treated with a Monsanto Co. drug.The law, due to take effect next week, contradicts the opinion of the Food and Drug Administration and temporary...
Departing Coach Says Decision Is Final
Bob Shannon held fourth-hour gym class in pitch darkness Tuesday with dozens of students sitting at his feet in an old gymnasium that had only broken or burned out lights.The main gym at East St. Louis Senior High was off-limits because it's contaminated...
Dole Vows Budget Fight for `Conservative Change'
In a blunt message to the White House and his GOP presidential rivals, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole promised Tuesday to "fight to the end for fundamental conservative change" in the welfare and budget battles atop the fall congressional agenda."This...
Edgar P. Crecelius, 92; Lemay Bank Executive
Edgar P. Crecelius, a longtime bank executive who became one of the best-known citizens of Lemay, died Sunday (Sept. 3, 1995) of infirmities at St. Anthony's Medical Center in south St. Louis County.He was 92 and lived in South County.In 1920, Mr. Crecelius...
Fabulous Additions Two New Buildings Opening Opportunities at Community College
FAB? CEAC? The new acronyms that popped up on course schedules for St. Charles County Community College students will flavor campus life like nothing since campus opened three years ago, officials predict.The acronyms serve as handles for two additions...
Fairing Well: Labor Day `Just Right'
THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY Fair and Air Show's move to the Labor Day weekend this year will be permanent, County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall said Tuesday.Westfall said he was happy that the weather cooperated with the late summer date. There was hardly...
Family Briefs
Half measures: You don't have to get divorced or separated to end a marriage. Just ask the growing numbers of MBLAs - people who are Married But Living Apart. In the past, staying married in name only has been primarily for religious and social reasons....
Family Divides under Pressure from Divided Hairdo
Dear Abby: My family is in turmoil over something that happened before my niece's wedding last week. My blond teen-aged daughter, "Kim," was slated to be a bridesmaid in her cousin's wedding. Two days before the wedding, Kim and a blond friend parted...
Family Flicks
NEWUsually, the fuzzy stars of The Amazing Panda Adventure (PG) spend their days doing somersaults, climbing trees and chewing bamboo. In this family film, shot in China on the edge of the Himalayas, the giant pandas brave hardships and danger.We follow...
Fired at 60, Man Wins $3 Million Federal Jury Penalizes Metropolitan Life
James Johnston was a manager at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in August 1993 when he bumped into a supervisor he barely recognized from a meeting years earlier. He recalled Tuesday what happened next."She said: `You're Jim Johnston? You're just the...
First Grade Causes Little Kid Angst
IT HIT HER not at the beginning but in the middle of the school year: All of a sudden, the first grade had become Fear and Loathing 101. "She went through a period where she was going to the teacher every day with a stomachache, or her foot ached or...
For the Elderly, Moderate Exercise Is Best
Dear Dr. Donohue: Just what do they really mean when they urge exercise for us average older people? I read so much, and no one says, Do this, Don't do that, etc. Have you any guidelines for older people who want to stay fit in this way?True, the advice...
Forum's Real Story Being Overlooked, Participants Say Support, Agreement Should Be Headlines, Not Minor Conflicts
Four St. Louis women say that, based on what they've seen, the media are missing the biggest story at the women's meeting in China: Many of the 23,000 women are finding support and agreement across a wide range of concerns."It really makes me angry that...
Foul Play Phone Company Attack Ads May Boomerang
The multimillion-dollar mudslinging contest the phone companies are waging on TV is "really annoying . . . a turnoff," complains Mark Jaffee, an AT&T customer in Meriden, Conn. And he's hardly alone.Though the long-distance companies say the ads work,...
France Starts Series of Nuclear Tests Blast Defies Critics around the World
Defying international protests, France set off a nuclear blast Tuesday beneath a remote South Pacific atoll, beginning a series of up to eight nuclear tests.International criticism was swift. "This is not the action of a good international citizen,"...
Giant Nationsbank Adds Bank South of Atlanta
Bank South Corp., whose advertisements once lampooned the big banks based in North Carolina, is being swallowed up by the biggest of them all: NationsBank Corp.NationsBank of Charlotte, N.C., the nation's third-largest bank and already the biggest in...
Good Counsel on a Bad Bill
The veto override session that begins next week in the Missouri Legislature promises, or more accurately threatens, to be highly contentious because one of the most divisive issues to dog the legislative session - abortion - will return with a vengeance....
Good Omen? Washington U. Gets a Rare Win over Umsl
Two games into the college soccer season, Washington University and Missouri-St. Louis are on opposite tracks - the Bears northbound and the Rivermen southbound.WU's 1-0 victory over UMSL Tuesday night at Don Dallas Field gave the Bears a 2-0 mark and...
Group Sets Forum on Education Legislation Bill Changing Standards, Taxes Prompts Meeting
State legislation that has raised taxes for schools and requires new standards for educating students will be the topic of a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday at Francis Howell High School, 7001 Highway 94 South.The St. Charles County Citizens for Excellence...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.0 grade-point average to qualify for the honor roll. Students with a single asterisk compiled a 3.5 grade-point average, and those with a double asterisk earned...
Honor Roll
Students at Becky David Elementary School, 1155 Jungs Station Road, must have a grade-point average of 3.65, be on or above grade level and have a 1 or 2 in art, music, physical education, work habits and personal social development to qualify for the...
Inhaling Balloon-Tank Helium Can Be a Mortal Hit
Dear Ann Landers: I am 15 years old, and I read your column in the Boston Globe. I have learned a lot from it. Not long ago, a parent asked about the dangers of allowing her children to inhale helium gas from the balloons given out at birthday parties.A...
Judge Ejects Fraud Charge against Arkansas Governor
A federal judge threw out a fraud indictment Tuesday against Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, ruling that the Whitewater prosecutor exceeded his authority in bringing the charges. Tucker still faces a more serious set of charges brought by the prosecutor.Tucker,...
Legal Party's over, Inmates Told Attorney General Clamps Down on Frivolous Suits
Armed with a new law, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is pursuing inmates he says tie up courts and cost the state money by filing frivolous suits.Nixon has sent letters to 16 inmates, telling them that he intends to apply the law to their suits....
Like Tyson, Guthrie Making Comeback after Serving Time
For most fans, the magic number at Mike Tyson's comeback fight was 89 seconds.That's how long it took for Peter McNeeley's corner to throw in the towel.For William Guthrie of St. Louis, an interested ringside observer, the pertinent time frame was 3...
Lindbergh's Mehrhoff Hoping for `Cloud Nine' Repeat
Lindbergh High's Glen Mehrhoff won't soon forget the 1994-95 school year.In the fall, Mehrhoff coached the Flyers to the state Class 4A soccer championship. Then, as track and field coach in the spring, he got a chance to watch Lindbergh senior Bryan...
Long-Play Record at 35, Ripken Aims at Mark for the Ages
It is one of Vi Ripken's favorite stories, and the mother of Cal Ripken Jr. has recalled it often as the Baltimore Orioles shortstop closed in on Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.Barring an eleventh-hour injury or rainout, Ripken will...
`Luckiest Man on Earth'
Here is the farewell speech by Lou Gehrig at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. He had recently learned that he was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that today is commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's disease," and he would be dead less...
Maddux Again a Zero Hero vs. Cardinals
Greg Maddux has had little margin for error in his last two starts against the Cardinals.So he compensates, by making few mistakes.Maddux received a total of two runs from his teammates in the two games: Aug. 20 at Busch Stadium, and Tuesday night here.But...
Man to Face Trial on Sex Abuse Charges
Donald E. Williams, 29, of O'Fallon, faces trial in St. Charles County Circuit Court on 38 felony sex charges involving two girls over several years. The girls are 14 and 11 now.Associate Circuit Judge Jon A. Cunningham decided after a preliminary hearing...
Matches, Top Hitter Lost in First Week of Tournament Play
Jane Zeiser's first season as varsity volleyball coach at Francis Howell North is off to a rocky start. The Knights lost all five of their matches in last week's Edwardsville Tournament.And, more importantly, they lost their top hitter, junior Chris...
Melonheads Try to Plant Seed Here
The Melonheads are coming! The Melonheads are coming!A delegation of 10 Melonheads, the zany group of Rams fanatics formed in southern California in 1985, is making a goodwill trek to Busch Stadium for the Rams' historic first game in St. Louis.Rams...
Morning Briefing
Mine Owners Sidestep Clinton Directive</P><P>A mining company pressing to build a gold mine near Yellowstone National Park has apparently sidestepped a high-profile attempt by President Bill Clinton to curb the project because of environmental ...
Morning Briefing
Yea and verily, 'tis true that the advent of the '96 Summer Olympics is still a good ways off, but already controversy has reared its ugly cranium. Sort of an Izzy tizzy whose main characters are called - scout's honor - Izzy and SpoilSport.The tale,...
Mrs. Clinton Raps China for Abuses Condemns Many Practices without Naming Nations
Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring Tuesday that it was "time to break the silence" about the abuse of women, condemned rights violations around the world. She also rebuked China - without naming it - for its treatment of women taking part in a forum of...
Mu's Smith Puts Aside Nostalgia
What stands today as Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio, once was a field of soybeans and corn - a good place for pheasant and rabbit hunting, according to Bowling Green State University graduate Larry Smith. But that wasn't all there was to this...
Mu's Smith Puts Nostalgia Aside This Week, Alma Mater Is Foe
What stands today as Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio, once was a field of soybeans and corn - a good place for pheasant and rabbit hunting, according to Bowling Green State University graduate Larry Smith. But that wasn't all there was to this...
NATO Attacks Serbs, but Big Guns Stay Put Rebels Respond with Shelling of Sarajevo
Its patience exhausted by shifting Bosnian Serbian signals, NATO unleashed new air attacks Tuesday to force the rebels to pull their big guns out of range of Sarajevo.The raids appeared to end about an hour after they started, at least around Sarajevo....
Newton Tries to Overcome a Sour Start Apple May Unveil a New Version
We've all heard the computer industry's mantras: The check is in the mail, it's so easy anyone can use it, and the market for PDAs is on the verge of exploding.PDAs, in case you've forgotten, are personal digital assistants, the name that former Apple...
No Bells Ringing in Illinois District Teachers Striking over Salaries
Debra Elmore of White Hall, Ill., is eight months pregnant and has a broken toe. She also has two restless stepchildren who've missed more than a week of school due to a teachers' strike in the North Greene School District."What a good combination!"...
Obituaries
Paula H. Denker</P><P>Paula H. Denker, 77, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (Sept. 5, 1995) at her home.</P><P>Mrs. Denker was a homemaker. She formerly worked at Cottage Bakery in St. Charles, which was owned by her husband. During...
One Job for the Joplins the Whole Joplin Family - Joneal, Janie, Jared, Jennifer and Future Son-in-Law John - Have Found Their Way to the Stage
WHO'S ON first is not a question that comes up at the Joplin home, but who's on next is always relevant.The answer right now is Joneal Joplin, patriarch of the all-singing, all-dancing family that makes its home in Webster Groves. Joplin's next appearance...
Parts Firms Must Merge or Die Outsourcing by Big 3 Spurs Merger Pace
It's a buy-or-be-bought world today for automotive-supply companies, which are doing mergers and acquisitions at a pace of roughly a deal a week.An informal survey of analysts and industry watchers pegs Dana Corp., Echlin Inc., Cooper Industries Inc.,...
People
Make no mistake: When FRANK SINATRA calls it quits, he'll do it his way.LARRY KING wrote in his USA Today column Tuesday that Sinatra had told him he'd given up the stage for good. But a spokeswoman for Sinatra later chalked up the report to "party chatter."King...
Perez's No-Hit Stint Wasted
After pitching 6 2/3 hitless innings, Carlos Perez rested his sore back in the Montreal clubhouse as Expos' closer Mel Rojas lost the lead, and the game, in the ninth.Barry Bonds had a run-scoring double and David McCarty won the game with an RBI single,...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Tyran L. Hall, 17, of Springfield, Ill., was arrested...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ACCIDENTSPacific: Nancy McKinnon, 50, of Labadie died Tuesday from injuries she...
Politics Plays a Role in `Nonpartisan' Elections
LAST SPRING, when Kathy Burkett ran for election to the board of the Community Fire Protection District, she didn't emphasize two positions she already had:Democratic committeewoman for Midland Township and chairman of the St. Louis County Democratic...
`Poor Person with a Lawyer' Called Target of Cutbacks Curbs in Legal Services for Poor Come Just as Changes Increase Need
LEGAL AID PROGRAMS for the poor are laying off lawyers and curtailing activities because of federal budget cuts, at the very time when demand for their expertise is growing as a result of imminent changes in laws on welfare, Medicaid, housing and immigration.Hit...
Prime Time with Kids
EVERYTHING is coming up sunflowers! Take a look around you and you'll see sunflowers blooming on shirts, ties, sundresses, tablecloths, beach towels, lamp shades, even pillowcases. Step into a pie shop out in the country or a trendy restaurant in New...
Radical Justice
If you were casting a movie about a flamboyant, radical lawyer who always gravitated to the most controversial clients, William M. Kunstler would have been the ideal star. His list of causes and cases reads like a primer on how the law is designed to...
Rams' Illustrated Man a Comeback Picture
Carlos Jenkins has more than a tattoo embroidered across the left side of his chest. It's a mural, the Sistine Chapel of illustrated skin. It has been years in the making, and remains a work in progress.A menacing dragon spouts flames and holds a cross....
Rifts Still Evident as Senate Renews Debate on Welfare
The Senate returns today to the contentious issue of how to overhaul the nation's welfare system with deep divisions still remaining over how to treat unmarried teen-age mothers.Conservative Republicans, led by Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, and Lauch Faircloth,...
Ripken, Gehrig: Common Theme Is Work Ethic
"A man, a gentleman and a great ballplayer whose amazing record of 2,130 consecutive games should stand for all time."Inscription on Yankee Stadium monument to Lou GehrigSerenity stretches from the limbs of the old maple tree, like long arms extended...
Ripken Goes 3 for 5, Homers in Celebration of Game 2,130
Cal Ripken joined the Lou Gehrig as co-holder of one of baseball's greatest records Tuesday night, playing in his 2,130th consecutive game as the Baltimore Orioles beat the California Angels 8-0.Ripken did more than just show up - he went three for five...
Ripken's a Pro; Just Take a Look at All the Antis
Let's just call them the anti-Ripkens.Every day, as Cal Ripken finds a way to play another game, somebody in baseball finds a way to not play another game.Without the anti-Ripkens, Ripken's iron-man streak might seem like no big deal. But only when you...
Senate Oks Defense Budget in Excess of Clinton Request
The Senate moved Tuesday to wrap up work on two defense bills that could fundamentally change the Cold War ground rules for national missile defense systems.In the first order of business after their three-week summer recess, senators approved a $243...
Simpson Jurors Hear about Racial Slurs Testimony about Fuhrman Buoys Defense
Jurors in O.J. Simpson's murder trial heard for the first time on Tuesday retired police Detective Mark Fuhrman uttering in his own words a racial slur and testimony that he even advocated killing blacks.In a victory for the defense, Judge Lance Ito...
Slow Start, but `We Have the Talent,' Coach Says
The Knights of Francis Howell North are off to a slow start in softball. After dropping the season-opener to Hazelwood Central, Howell North lost in the Parkway Tournament to St. Clair and Parkway South.But coach Diane Blake isn't overly concerned."This...
Small Victories, Happier Endings Gladden the Day
TUESDAY WAS a difficult day for Geraldyne Holt."I woke up early, and sat straight up in bed. First day of school, and I had nowhere to go," she said. "So I ended up calling the school just to talk to somebody, and all the teachers were busy, so I talked...
Smoke & Mirrors: Students Find Smoking Policies Rigid and Lax
GET CAUGHT SMOKING at school and you may face suspension or expulsion. Or you could be fined, perhaps sentenced to hours of community service. But you'll probably be ignored. At least that's Erik Biggs' prediction.Biggs, a 15-year-old sophomore at Parkway...
Sos: Cowboys' Need for Sanders Grows
The Dallas Cowboys need Deion Sanders more than ever. Kevin Smith, their best cornerback, is gone, apparently for the season."I was dreaming of how much fun it could have been having Kevin and Deion on the two corners," Dallas coach Barry Switzer said....
Spitting Image Puppets Aids Clintons' `Recovery'
`I WANT the president comatose," barks a cheerful Roger Law, as the Spitting Image puppet industry turns its satiric eye on the current occupants of the White House.With that, his puppeteers - two handling Bill, a separate two for Hillary - film another...
Sports Shorts
Dodgers Offer Nomo Police Escort Home</P><P>The Los Angeles Dodgers have arranged for an off-duty police officer to escort pitcher Hideo Nomo from Dodger Stadium to his Los Angeles area home after each game.</P><P>Although...
State Panel Is Investigating E. St. Louis Athletic Funds
A state panel is looking into claims that East St. Louis school district athletic funds were misappropriated - the same allegations made by resigning high school football coach Bob Shannon.Richard Mark, head of the financial oversight panel appointed...
Stich, Muster Upset at Open
Two seeded men with formidable Grand Slam credentials were upset at the U.S. Open Tuesday by an American whose best days were thought to be behind him and a Zimbabwean avocado farmer's son having his best day of tennis ever.Former world No. 1 Jim Courier,...
Streak Travails Kid Stuff for Ripken
Today is a big day in the Ripken household, but not simply because Daddy is scheduled to break Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record.Today also is a big day because it is the first day of school for Cal Ripken's daughter, Rachel.Rachel, 5, is more excited...
Summer Utility Bills Can Make You Lose Your Cool
NORMALLY, when I touch the thermostat, my husband will materialize from nowhere and warn, "Don't even think about it."But last month, when temperatures went nuts throughout the country and Arizona registered 121 for several days, both of us shared a...
Taylor Morley Closing on Adie-Dorsett Site
REAL ESTATE BEAT: Taylor Morley Inc. was expected to close at press time on a 60-acre parcel at Adie and Dorsett roads in northwest St. Louis County. The firm's commander, Harry Morley, said he is targeting a mixed-use complex, with commercial and residential...
Tepper's Tempest in a Teapot: Where's the Statistics?
The media can be handy scapegoats for coaches.Illini coach Lou Tepper, tongue in cheek, played a variation on that familiar theme after the season-opening 38-10 loss to Michigan.The Illini left the first half last Saturday in Memorial Stadium in a shallow...
The Jordanian-Israeli Partnership
Much attention on Middle East peace efforts has focused on either the stumbling talks between the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization or periodic terrorist bombings of innocent Israeli civilians. Meanwhile, the hard work of building...
To Help Children Learn, Schools Must Heal Troubled Minds
There has been much ado about public schools lately. Many reasons have been given for the decline in academic quality. Maybe we should look a little further than the schools.Forty years ago, when I was in school, our society was such that most families...
U.S. Heads Pack in Competition; Japan on Skids
The United States, powered by newly aggressive industry, is easily the world's most competitive economy, but a vibrant Singapore is hot on its heels, an authoritative study said Tuesday.With the two leaders pulling away from the rest, Hong Kong comes...
Ventura Hits 2 Slams as White Sox Cruise
Robin Ventura became the eighth player in major-league history and the first in 25 years to hit two grand slams in one game when he connected in the fourth and fifth innings Monday night as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 14-3.Ventura, who...
Washington U.'s Engroff Happy to Be Kicking after Jeep Accident
A day at the beach in Mexico this summer turned into Scott Engroff's worst nightmare.An adventure that began with a dip in Oceano Pacifico ended with an emergency medical flight back to the United States.Engroff, a junior midfielder for Washington University's...
Water Gap: Northeast Thirsty for Rain
The leaves are falling from the trees without turning their usual brilliant reds and golds. Pumpkins are already turning orange - or withering on the vine.One of the worst droughts the Northeast has ever seen is worrying farmers and firefighters from...
Ways for Teachers to Make the Grade
TEACHERS make a difference. Sounds like a bumper sticker, doesn't it? But there's a lot of truth in that catch phrase - especially from the point of view of students.With the school year getting underway, the grown-ups in our family were trying to encourage...
What's Happening
ZIMBABWEAN ART St. Peters: Internationally acclaimed sculpture from the Shona peoples of Zimbabwe.</P><P>Place: St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, Interstate 70 Cave Springs Exit 225, on Mexico Road at Venture Drive.</P><P>Time:...
What's in a Name?
Call it the Trans World Dome, but it is still the Taxpayer Dome.The enclosed stadium next to the downtown convention center is being built with $260 million in tax money and is owned by the taxpayers. Nevertheless, the St. Louis Rams, who will use the...
Windows 95 Help Is Just a Modem Away
As much as Microsoft would love all Windows 95 users to be mouthing "Start me up" along with the Rolling Stones, many are stuck singing that old Motown hit, "Rescue me."Fact is, a lot of eager beavers installed copies of the new operating system without...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.