St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 9, 1997

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26 Checker Cabs Hailed from Retirement by Surge
This summer, Surge, the "fully loaded citrus soda," plans to power people with both caffeine and gasoline.Surge has commissioned Craftsmen Industries of St. Louis to restore 26 genuine Checker Cabs, which will be given away to Surge guzzlers in a su...
5 Members of Texas Group Indicted
Federal prosecutors unsealed indictments on Thursday against five Republic of Texas members who prosecutors allege conspired with leader Richard McLaren to issue $1.8 billion in bogus financial paper.The five, including the acting president of one of...
60 Hear Opponents Slam School-to-Work Program
Lisa Hummel was dubious when one of her high school students announced she wanted to become a psychiatrist.As a freshman, the student had a child of her own. And she had no idea she would need eight years of medical schooling and training, said Hummel,...
A New Start for Special District?
Corinne G. Harmon, the seventh superintendent in 10 years for the Special School District, says that being named to the job "feels like a whole, brand-new beginning." If ever a school system could use the opportunity to start over again, it's the Special...
Angels Getting Full-Time Work from Alicea
Opening Night in Anaheim and Luis Alicea was happy to have a job.He knew when he signed with the Angels last winter he would be Randy Velarde's backup at second base.And though he played most of spring training after Velarde hurt his right elbow, Alicea...
Another Top-10 Rating Proves Time's Not Up for `60 Minutes'
THE granddaddy of all newsmagazines, CBS' "60 Minutes," is going where no other program has ever gone before.With last week's Nielsen numbers, "60 Minutes" has been assured of ranking among the top 10 shows for the season, which would be its 20th consecutive...
Area Amateurs Set to Compete for Taylor Cup
On the stone wall of the clubhouse at the Boone Valley Golf Club, facing the patio and overlooking 18 holes of bentgrass and natural splendor, hangs a large bronze plaque. It honors the winner of the Boone Valley Classic, the Senior PGA tournament the...
At the Side Door: More Than the Names Are Weird
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL/OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROLSide Door, Monday, May 5AN intense bunch of aging punk fans drifted into the Side Door looking for something more than the tiresome three-chords-and-out performances delivered by many a touring band. In their quest...
Australian's Racist Views Denounced
A former fish-and-chips shop owner has become Australia's most talked about politician - particularly by journalists who ridicule her anti-Asian and anti-Aborigine rhetoric and critics who compare her to Adolf Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan.Independent...
Believe It or Not: Expos Score 13 Runs in Sixth
Even some of the Montreal Expos found themselves marveling at their offensive prowess as they collected 13 runs and 13 hits in a record-setting inning.Mike Lansing homered twice in Montreal's 13-run sixth inning and Henry Rodriguez hit a grand slam in...
Bell Finally Rings for Astros with Home Run against Mets
Derek Bell had a home run and a double and drove in two runs as the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets 4-2 Thursday at the Astrodome.Bell's first-pitch, first-inning home run was his first since Aug. 29, 1996, a span of 197 at-bats. Last season, he...
Billy and Robin: Dueling Fathers
"FATHERS' " DAY"Rating: PG-13, profanity, adult situations and themes. Running time: 1:39.EVEN though the combined energy of Robin Williams and Billy Crystal seems like it could launch the space shuttle, "Fathers' Day," never takes off. It's heavy-handed...
Blues Speed Up Plans for Hiring New GM
With another round of expansion on the horizon, perhaps as soon as the 1998-99 season, the Blues have moved up their timetable by a full year on hiring a successor to general manager Ron Caron.Blues President Mark Sauer said Thursday that the team would...
Bonds Rise, Stocks Follow, Optimism Reigns
U.S. stocks jumped as bonds rose Thursday and optimism reigned for corporate profits. Oil, telephone and computer companies all gained.International Business Machines Corp. paced the advance, rising 5 1/4 to 167 3/8."We think in the next 12 months the...
Briefs
THE WORLDNORTHERN IRELANDIrish, British Prime Ministers Talk Peace Irish Prime Minister John Bruton said Thursday after talks with Tony Blair in London that he believed the new British prime minister would make the search for peace in Northern Ireland...
Briefs
HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUSKirkwood Lawmaker Chosen As ChairmanRep. Michael Gibbons, R-Kirkwood, was elected Thursday by members of his party to be chairman of the House Republican Caucus. Gibbons succeeds Rep. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, who was elected...
Briefs
MISSOURIMETROPOLITAN SEWER DISTRICTBudget Increases 3 Pct. To $186 Million Trustees of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District adopted a $186 million budget Thursday for the fiscal year beginning July 1, with the expectation that a rate increase will...
Briefs
EXPENSE MONEYMeasure Hiking Pay Goes To GovernorDaily expense money for Missouri lawmakers and judges would nearly double under a bill (SB299) on its way to Gov. Mel Carnahan. Future legislators would also be off the hook in deciding whether to boost...
Budget Agreement Buries Reaganism
One day after British voters buried Thatcherism by electing a Labor government, Republicans in Washington bade farewell to Reaganism. The interment took the form of a budget agreement between President Bill Clinton and GOP congressional leaders.The deal...
Budget Deal Means Whatever You Want
Lyndon Johnson loved the story of the man applying for a teaching job who was asked by a school board member if he thought the world was round or flat."I can teach it round or flat," he replied without hesitation. "It's up to you."Rarely has the capital...
Bulls' Slip Is Showing after Loss to Atlanta Evens Playoff Series
Suddenly, the Chicago Bulls aren't invincible at home.Steve Smith scored 27 points and Mookie Blaylock added 26 as the Atlanta Hawks won 103-95 Thursday night to become the first visiting team in two years to win a playoff game at the United Center.Having...
Business Balloons, Banners Regulated
The O'Fallon Board of Aldermen is revising the city's temporary sign ordinance to allow businesses to use promotional balloons and to set regulations for banners.Aldermen and Mayor Paul F. Renaud discussed the draft paragraph by paragraph Wednesday....
Cancer of Lung Explored Many Are Not Getting Best Care, Doctors Say
Many lung cancer patients aren't receiving the best care because they mistakenly feel that aggressive treatment will be more painful than the disease and because their doctors aren't referring them for state-of-the-art treatments."Primary care physicians...
Channel 30 News Proves It's Not `Set' in Its Ways
CHANNEL 30 has plunked its anchors down in the middle of the newsroom as part of the station's fourth news set in 28 months.First, you may recall, came the "Arizona set," the Southwestern teals and peaches seen when the station launched its 9 p.m. newscast...
Chief Suspends One in Beating Officer Allegedly Hit Retarded City Man
A veteran St. Louis police officer was suspended without pay Thursday after two fellow officers told investigators that he had brutalized a retarded man during an arrest last month, a department source said.Chief Ron Henderson suspended Sgt. Thomas Moran,...
Church Notes
Mother's Day ServicesMother's Day will be celebrated at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. services Sunday at First Baptist Church, 2230 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard, Lake Saint Louis. The pastor's message will be titled "Why We Shouldn't Celebrate." Information: 561-8476.Mother's...
Classic Record Label Recaptures Chicago Blues Era Artists of Independent Chess Records Helped Influence the Pioneers of Rock
WHERE would rock be today without the legacy of Chess Records? Or soul music, rhythm and blues or even hip-hop for that matter?Chess, the independent Chicago label that flourished for two decades (1947-67), brought the blues into the electric present....
Clinics Face Cutbacks Four Facilities Losing Money but Serving More Patients
AS ST. LOUIS Regional Medical Center stops admitting patients to its hospital today, officials are next considering deep cutbacks in its network of clinics serving poor people.Beginning today, Regional will send people needing inpatient care to other...
Clinton Administration Has `Junked the Law,' Critics Charge
President Bill Clinton's administration increasingly is striking deals with states and private companies to protect fish and wildlife. At the same time, it's ditching the Endangered Species Act as a regulatory club except in the most dire circumstances.The...
Clinton Reassures Central America He Promises No Mass Deportations
President Bill Clinton assured Central America's leaders Thursday that they need not fear mass deportations of immigrants who sought refuge in America during U.S.-backed conflicts.The United States will delay until Oct. 1 implementing provisions of a...
Clinton Reassures Central America Immigration Law Causing Jitters
President Bill Clinton assured Central America's leaders Thursday that they need not fear mass deportations of immigrants who sought refuge in America during U.S.-backed conflicts."This is truly a new day for Central America," Clinton said, acknowle...
Colleges: Men
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: UMSL second baseman Dan Chinnici (Vianney) recorded the highest batting average in NCAA Division II this season with a mark of .505. He also led the nation in doubles per game (.59), finishing with a team-high 16 for...
Commission Doles out $2.75 Million to Support Cultural Groups in Area
The Regional Arts Commission awarded $2.75 million Thursday in annual grants to help finance 188 area cultural organizations.The commission earmarked an additional $52,500 to the arts groups for technical assistance through equipment, consultant and...
Difelice `Floats' after First Home Run
Mike Difelice had a slight clue about how to break into a home run trot. After all, he hit 18 in the Cardinals minor-league system, nine with Louisville last year.But there's nothing like a big-league home run, as Difelice found out Thursday. His homer...
Divorce and Grandparents' Rights
Q: I recently went through a difficult divorce and a big fight over custody of our daughter. Religious differences were the cause of the divorce.I now have visitation rights by court order. But a new problem involves my parents, who want to be part of...
Dollar's Value Varies Overseas Higher Prices Offset Greenback Strength
If Americans picked their foreign destinations by the breaks they get when the dollar strengthens, there would be a flood of tourists to Turkey, Hungary and Japan this summer.The dollar now buys nearly 80 percent more Turkish lira, making it easier to...
Dominic Seniors vs. Ex-Slu Stars in Annual Exhibition Game Tonight
Former St. Louis University basketball standouts Jeff Harris, Scott Highmark, Erwin Claggett, Carlos McCauley, Donnie Campbell and Sekeue Barentine will play the St. Dominic High seniors in the second annual Seniors Game exhibition tonight at 7 o'clock.Tickets...
(Double) Bogey Man's Motto: Better Never Than Late
If you were paying attention to this space a year ago, you know the Bogey Man made his competitive golf debut at the 1996 Publinx Open at Forest Park, and an auspicious coming out it was.Two balls across Skinker Boulevard, a couple of can-openers in...
Eastern Europe Deserves Protection under NATO Umbrella
How many political heroes can you name offhand - people who put their principles ahead of their lives? Wei Jingsheng is one, jailed 14 years ago for daring to plaster freedom slogans on a Beijing wall. Israel's Natan Sharansky and the Czech Republic's...
East St. Louis Schools under Fire Court Reinstates Suit Challenging Conditions
Ruling that Illinois has a responsibility to help provide children a "safe and adequate" public education, a state appeals court has reinstated a suit challenging conditions in the East St. Louis schools.The ruling came in a complaint filed in 1995 by...
Edgar Aide's Call Made FBI Nervous Testimony on Interference in Venezia Investigation
Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is the latest politician to find his name in play at the Amiel Cueto obstruction of justice trial, with a suggestion that an Edgar aide tried to interfere with the investigation of a Metro East gambling conspiracy.A spokesman...
E. St. Louisan Lined Up to Work at Wimbledon
The best line umpire in North America finally is going to Wimbledon.Al Penelton of East St. Louis heads to England from June 15 through July 4, using three of the nine vacation weeks he rates as an Anheuser-Busch bottler.Penelton, 56, is tickled but...
`Everything Is Intact' Defense Spending Unscathed in Budget Package
Lost in the hullabaloo over the balanced budget agreement was a decision that the Pentagon will have to make do without big spending increases into the next century.While precise budget numbers in the agreement reached by the White House and congressional...
Explosion Rocks Arkansas Plant 3 Firefighters Die in Blaze Fueled by Pesticide
An explosion rocked a chemical packaging plant near the Mississippi River on Thursday, and three firefighters were killed battling the pesticide-fueled blaze that followed.It was not clear whether the firefighters were killed by flames or the chemicals.Sixteen...
Family Virtures
Without Any Hollywood Experience, The Four Law Brothers - All Doctors - Set Out To Make A Movie. Medical School Was Never This Difficult****THERE ought to be a law . . . And in the making of the movie, "Warriors of Virtue," there was. Or rather, were....
Firms Form Company for Black Investment Travelers, Magazine Pitch in $11 Million, Seek More
Black Enterprise magazine's parent company and Travelers Group announced Thursday they have put up $11 million and aim to attract another $50 million to invest in minority businesses.The investment fund marks the first time that a major financial se...
Fishing Report
LAKESBarkley: Just above summer pool and falling slowly. Slightly murky. 60 degrees. Crappie: Fair to good on jigs or minnows at 7-13 feet over wood cover. Bass: Good at 6-8 feet on spinner baits, jigs and lizards. Some are spawning. Below the dam: Catfish:...
Former Star Has No Experience
Larry Bird, who did just about everything a player can do on a basketball court, will try his hand at something new in his own back yard: coaching.Bird, who led the Boston Celtics to three NBA championships and had been an adviser for the team since...
Generous Dad Heads Family of Ingrates
Dear Abby: Six years ago, my father buried his sister as she instructed in her will. Her son (my cousin) now complains to my father that there is no marker on his mother's grave.As long as I can remember, my father's relatives have expected him to be...
Gingrich Shifts Political Focus to Drugs, Education, Teen-Agers
House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced new political objectives Thursday, saying the focus on drugs, education and teen pregnancy would be even more important than balancing the budget.Gingrich, R-Ga., said his goal was to achieve a drug-free America...
Gop Reneging on Agreements in Budget Deal, Gephardt Says
House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., says Republicans are trying to sneak back concessions he and other House Democrats extracted in last week's frantic final negotiations on a plan to balance the federal budget by 2002.At a press conference...
Gop Returns Donations from Firm
After months of railing against Democrats for taking foreign money, the Republican Party returned overseas contributions of its own - $122,400 that a Hong Kong company funneled through a Florida subsidiary.In announcing the decision Thursday, GOP National...
Greenspan Hints at Higher Rates
With unusual clarity and force, Alan Greenspan dismissed criticism of the Federal Reserve's interest-rate increase in March and paved the way Thursday night for the possibility of even higher rates to come."It would have been folly not to take this small...
Growth Limits Can Prevent Costly Sprawl Older Communities Shouldn't Have to Pay for Developing Outlying Areas
We need urban growth boundaries. We need them because we can't afford to continue building new infrastructure - roads, bridges, sewers, utilities, schools, fire houses, post offices - further and further west.We need boundaries because we can't afford...
Hail Badu: Witness Birth of a New Star a Spiritually-Moving Blend of R & B and Philosophy
ERYKAH BADUMississippi Nights, Friday, May 2`I FIRST met God . . ." Baptist preachers will often begin a sermon, explaining the epiphanic moment in their lives. Likewise, 1997 will mark the year that people will remember being introduced to the sounds...
`Happy Obsession' Teacher's Study of Helen Keller Enhances Drama, Life
Eight years ago, Clayton High School teacher Karen Malone started a journey to find out more about Helen Keller. Malone wanted to produce a show about a historical figure and thought: "Helen was the perfect person to bring to life in 3-D."Malone said...
Happy Trails: Fraternity Brothers Remain Pals
Like the three Musketeers, four former fraternity brothers who have remained friends for 40 years rode off on their steeds Wednesday morning.The steeds were actually three bicycles and a truck hitched to a horse trailer. Three of the men - John Roos...
Health News
COLON CANCERSynthesized Molecule May Act As VaccineResearchers say they have synthesized a molecule that could act as a vaccine against colon cancer. Prashant Deshpande and Samuel Danishefsky of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New...
High Schools Panel Hopes Plan Will Reduce Rancor
Affton High athletic director Phil Noser was a member of the 24-member committee that spent eight months developing a plan it hoped would help bring Missouri's public and nonpublic schools closer together.The ensuing vote on a proposal to hold separate...
Home Made Young Energy Helps Revive Rundown Flat
Two years ago, a 102-year-old four-family flat at 2005-2007 Geyer Street on the city's near South Side was so far gone you could see daylight through the back wall.Not anymore. Not since a group of high school dropouts, working under the banner of YouthBuild...
House Cracks Down on Young Offenders under Bill, More Teens Would Be Tried as Adults
The House overwhelmingly passed on Thursday a get-tough bill that orders adult trials for violent offenders barely into their teens.The bill, if enacted, would bring about a sweeping change in federal handling of juvenile crime by ending the notion that...
House Rethinks Charter Schools Proposal Targets St. Louis, Kansas City
Charter schools, touted as a way to lure residents back to St. Louis, got another chance Thursday.The idea, which stalled in the Senate last month, was resurrected by the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. The new proposal would allow...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONFlorence M. Vieth, 78, died Thursday. Private services. Elias- Smith.John W. Wardlow, 79, retired civil service worker, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today and funeral 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mark's Mortuary....
It Adds Up: Area Girl in National Math Contest
Calling all math wonks. How many different triangles can be formed by connecting three different vertexes of a cube?Next, figure this: When Wanda weighed her four pot-bellied pigs in pairs, Oinker and Squeaker together weighed 110 pounds, Squeaker and...
`Join the Flock' Saturday for International Migratory Bird Day
It's a celebration that's strictly for the birds. International Migratory Bird Day is Saturday.The theme this year, "Join the Flock . . . Be Part of the Solution," seeks to encourage people throughout the Western Hemisphere to help address problems contributing...
Knicks Stifle Heat by Hitting 30 of 32 at Free Throw Line
The brawny Knicks did best when the pushing and shoving stopped.New York outscored Miami by 12 points at the free throw line and beat the Heat 88-79 Wednesday night in Miami in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.Allan Houston scored...
Know Warning Signs of Cancer from Mole
Dear Ann Landers: Not long ago, you printed a very moving letter from a mother who said her son would never see his newborn daughter because he had died of melanoma that showed up as a new mole.This mother should be angry at more than the general practitioner...
Lady Lions Listless at Regionals; Nationals Next
The Lindenwood College women's golf team certainly seemed ready to play."Since we'd already qualified for nationals (by posting a national-qualifying score earlier in the season), I figured the pressure would be off," Lady Lions' coach Art Siebels said...
Lankford's Slam Keys 9-Run Inning as Cardinals Clobber Phillies 14- 7
The Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies were tied for 26th in the major leagues in runs scored - only Pittsburgh was worse - entering Wednesday night's game at Busch Stadium.They still were tied six sloppy, dreadful innings later before the Cardinals...
Lawmakers Hit Budget Impasse Creating `Constitutional Crisis'
Less than 24 hours before a legal deadline to finish work on Missouri's $15 billion budget, legislators deadlocked Thursday night over preventing an abortion provider from receiving family planning dollars.The deadlock created a "constitutional crisis"...
Lawmakers OK $4.4 Million for Auto Emissions Testing
The Missouri Legislature approved $4.4 million for a tough auto emissions testing program for the St. Louis area Thursday and promised to ease the "hassle factor" of getting the test.The plan is to have a minimum of 60 inspection stations, rather than...
Library Notes
Book Fair VolunteersMore than 100 Volunteers are needed to work this year's Friends of the Library Book Fair. The Book Fair will be held June 13-15 at Lutheran High School, 5100 Mexico Road in St. Peters. Volunteers usually work two to four half-hour...
Lindenwood Charges into Playoffs
The Lindenwood College baseball team knew what it had to do.The Lions, who've come on after a slow start, earned a spot in the Heart of America Athletic Conference playoffs with a doubleheader sweep of visiting William Jewell last weekend.The Lions won...
Lockheed, Northrop Team on Fighter Hope Contract Odds Improve
Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. said Thursday it has added Northrop Grumman Corp. to its team to develop the next generation of fighter jets.Lockheed said in a statement that Northrop will improve its chances of winning the Joint Strike Fighter...
Lou Gehrig Disease Drug Withheld despite Pleas
Partly paralyzed patients sobbed as they pleaded with the government Thursday to approve a drug that promises to slow their Lou Gehrig's disease. But the scientists rejected the pleas.About 30,000 Americans suffer from Lou Gehrig's disease, formally...
Making the Big Time in a Small Town
Christopher Guest, the hyperkinetic lead guitarist in the mythical but beloved trash-metal band Spinal Tap, is the co-writer, director and star of a new satirical movie. It's called "Waiting for Guffman," and it's set in the small town of Blaine, Mo.,...
Maria Bain White, 104; Was Civil Rights Activist
Maria Bain White, an activist for civil and women's rights for most of her 104 years, died Sunday (May 4, 1997) of infirmities at the Mari de Villa Retirement Center in Town and Country.Mrs. White, a longtime resident of University City, marched for...
Martinez Tags 14th Homer as Yankees Beat Rangers
Tino Martinez hit his 14th homer, tying Ken Griffey Jr. for the major-league lead, as the New York Yankees beat the visiting Texas Rangers 5-2 Wednesday night.David Cone (4-2) beat John Burkett (1-2) as the Yankees won for the eighth time in 11 games.Texas...
Mayor Assigns Aldermen to Projects to Help City Keep Track of Progress
O'Fallon Mayor Paul Renaud has asked the city's aldermen to bone up on four major projects so they can share the information with residents and one another.He divvied up the projects Wednesday, saying, "I would hope these become your pet projects."They...
More Junk Food for Investors Feeding Frenzy Started on Bond Funds
Like the stock market, the junk-bond market just won't quit.After junk bonds last month suffered their biggest setback in three years, they're storming back. Buoyed by optimism about strong earnings, low inflation and sustainable economic growth, investors...
Morning Briefing
ACORNAsks Fed To Block Purchase Of Roosevelt BankComplaining of racial disparities in lending at Mercantile Bank, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now on Thursday asked the Federal Reserve to block Mercantile's purchase of Roosevelt...
Mr. Fix-Its in Contest, Tinkering Teens Tune Up Cars with `Bugs'
THEY WERE among the best in Missouri, these young men.Two-by-two, they stood before the row of Ford Escorts, with hoods propped open.Each team knew that under those hoods they would find "bugs" - loose hoses, burned-out light bulbs, bad wires and more....
National Forests for Sale
Politics is the art of the possible, yet some people need to dream the impossible dream, to keep audacious goals in sight. That may be the best way to view the Act to Save America's Forests, a bill introduced in the House by U.S. Reps. Anna Eschoo, a...
New Official's Horse of a Different Color
While interviewing for the job of city administrator in St. Peters, Bill Charnisky was asked the standard what-do-you-do-when-you're-not-working question.Sounds harmless enough, but Charnisky laughed to himself and thought "here it goes . . .""I love...
Newsletter Guru's Words to Pick By
In a modern tan adobe home on a desert hillside up a winding dirt road on the north side of Santa Fe, N.M., the oldest capital city in the United States, resides the investment letter editor with the best performance of the past 15 years.Curly-white-haired...
New U2 Tour Is Wearing, Not Boring
IT'S SURELY ONLY a matter of time before U2 opens a hotel in Las Vegas. The Irish band's "PopMart" world tour began there with a stage set as spectacularly kitsch as any of the giant sphinxes, Roman fountains or pirate galleons that adorn the Vegas Strip.Dominated...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Court House, 201 Main Street, Troy. The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration...
No-Hitter Slips Away, but Hey, No. 1 Howell North Still Wins Big
The instant the slow roller got by Francis Howell North lefthander Mark Buerhle, he knew it was trouble."I lunged for it, but once it got past me, I knew it'd be a hit," Buerhle said. "I was disappointed at the time, but I knew I couldn't let it bother...
On Deck: Mets
Just The Facts: Three games vs. the New York Mets: 7:05 tonight, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:15 Sunday at Busch Stadium.Tuning In: Tonight on KPLR-TV (Channel 11), Saturday on Fox Sports Midwest (cable). All games broadcast on KMOX Radio (1120 AM).Promotions:...
One State, One Title, Schools Say in Voting
The expectation of a close vote on proposals to create separate championships for public and nonpublic high schools dissolved into a lopsided statement in favor of unified state tournaments.Missouri schools voted against separation in football, basketball,...
Orioles Mash Mariners, End Johnson's Win Streak at 16
Randy Johnson's winning streak ended at 16 games Thursday night as host Baltimore got two homers and six RBIs from Chris Hoiles and spanked Seattle 13-3.Johnson (4-1) struck out 10 but gave up five runs, six hits and two walks in six innings. He was...
Pacers Lure Bird `Home' to Coach Former Star Will Learn on Job
Larry Bird, who did just about everything a player can do on a basketball court, will try his hand at something new in his own back yard: coaching.Bird, who led the Boston Celtics to three NBA championships and had been an adviser for the team since...
Panel Backs Voting Limits Some Mentally Ill Would Be Barred
An Illinois House panel has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar some mentally ill adults from voting.The measure is in response to a federal law that forced officials to roam state mental hospitals registering patients to vote.Critics...
Panel Refuses to Endorse Metrolink Tax Hike
A St. Louis aldermanic committee on Thursday refused to endorse Mayor Clarence Harmon's plan for an Aug. 5 election on a quarter-cent sales tax boost to finance MetroLink expansion. But the committee did agree to let the full Board of Aldermen decide...
Pastor/mother Challenging Mix, Rich with Lessons
Nursing a baby, tending to a teen-ager's individuality and juggling committee and pediatric appointments presents a special challenge for the mother who pastors a church.Female pastors admit that it isn't always easy to raise a child and lead a spiritual...
People
Heartthrobs:The cover of the new Vibe mag contradicts your recollection that singer TONI BRAXTON is a preacher's kid. There she is, shielding just enough to ward off a plain brown wrapper. Inside, there's more. Or less . . .Now that CHARLTON HESTON holds...
Phils' Fall Lifts Cards near .500
Maybe if he hadn't already won 95 major-league games, Andy Benes would have wondered if he would ever feel comfortable on a pitcher's mound again.Maybe if he hadn't hit more than 300 home runs and driven in almost 1,200 runs in his big-league career,...
Pianist's Gumbo of Musical Styles a Feast for Ears
DOROTHY DONEGANBackstage Bistro, Wednesday, May 7DOROTHY Donegan is not your typical jazz pianist. She's also not someone you could easily label as a classical, gospel or blues musician. But when Donegan took the stage, she managed to mix and match all...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSSt. Louis County: Two people were killed when their vehicle flipped over on Interstate 55 just south of I-270 about 7:15 p.m. Thursday. The victims...
Quinlan Would Rather Garden Than Act
ALL in all, she'd rather be surfing. Or horseback riding. Or rock climbing. The one thing that Kathleen Quinlan didn't want was to be was an actress. So there you have it.You don't have to burn with ambition to earn an Academy Award nomination or to...
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