St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 6, 1995

Airports Must Keep Pace with Growth
Domestic and international air travel have grown by staggering proportions over the last several decades, and that growth is expected to continue. In 1992, 504 million passengers were boarded planes in the United States; by the year 2004, 808 million...
Allison Fails (Happily) to Live Up to Forecast
Allison, the earliest hurricane on record to hit Florida, buffeted the Gulf Coast with 75 mph wind Monday, swamping streets and spinning off tornadoes but causing no major damage."The forecast was for a lot more than we got," said Kenny Thompson, who...
A Look at How Music Makes the Movies Hum
TWO MEN on camels ride across a desert in a scene from a familiar movie.Is it a love story? Swelling string music can make us believe that.Or maybe it's a comedy - the music changes to a bouncy tune that suggests "Ishtar."But no, it's actually "Lawrence...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My cat loves to go outside on my 12th floor terrace. He just peeks down through the iron railing. So far we have had no problems, but in your opinion, is it safe for Cleo to be out there?Absolutely not - unless your balcony is screened...
Anti-Terrorism Bill Inches Forward in Senate
Under prodding by President Bill Clinton and Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Senate made strides Monday toward breaking a logjam on the government's response to the Oklahoma City bombing.The progress was made as Dole, R-Kan., who is seeking the GOP presidential...
Betting on Big-Ante Funds High Minimums Don't Guarantee High Returns
The mutual fund industry, heralded for giving the common man easy access to world financial markets, has its Range Rovers as well as its Buicks. The Range Rovers require a big initial investment, and their elite image suggests one thing: If you can afford...
Beware of the Red Tape in Student Loan Consolidations
Is the student-loan industry sabotaging the government's new student-loan consolidation program?That's what I've heard from some readers who are seeking to enter the government's plan.These readers are currently out of school and trying to lower the...
Bid for Flood Aid Is Hampered by Stubborn Mississippi River
The Mississippi River's slow fall in southern Missouri has kept the state from finding the evidence to make the case for more federal disaster aid.Last Friday, President Bill Clinton approved federal aid for repairs to public works, such as roads and...
Big Red, Rams of Old Still Talk a Good Game
Maybe the St. Louis Rams will broil up as many memories as their twin ancestors did. But it will take decades to brew the blend of fact, fib and fable that define the old St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.For two quick hours Sunday at the Regal...
Bosley Puts More Chips Behind Downtown Jail New Study, U.S. Statement Support Plan, He Says
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. is promoting a new architectural study and written federal support in his campaign to sell some reluctant aldermen on a new downtown jail.The study recommends building the jail at Tucker Boulevard and Walnut Street, next to the...
Boy Tortures Rabbit, Mother Doesn't Care
Dear Ann Landers: On my daily bicycle ride yesterday, I came upon a young boy (about 8 years old) who was leaning over a small animal. I pulled my bike over, thinking perhaps the animal had been hurt.I then saw the boy was positioning a beautiful white...
Bridge Project Approved Telegraph Road Due for Meramec Crossing
Work will start soon on replacing the Telegraph Road bridge over the Meramec River, which connects St. Louis and Jefferson counties.The two-lane bridge is about 80 years old and is deteriorating. It has been impassable in recent weeks because of flooding,...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Damaged Power Line Slows MetroLink Rides</P><P>MetroLink's evening commuter runs were delayed Monday because one of the trains damaged the eastbound overhead power line near Union Station, a Bi-State spokeswoman...
Briefs
NEW YORK 1 Killed, 54 Hurt In Subway Collision</P><P>A subway train slammed into the rear of another on a bridge at least 100 feet above the East River in lower Manhattan on Monday, crushing a motorman to death and injuring 54 passengers.</P><P>Hundreds...
Bruguera Stages 5-Minute `Strike' in Win over Larsson
It took one disputed line call to turn the champion into the villain.Sergi Bruguera's love affair with Roland Garros fans might have ended when he staged a five-minute sit-down strike Monday, but his quest for a third consecutive French Open title remained...
Cards Come out on Top of Rockies Sheaffer's Homer Sparks 9-5 Victory
The Cardinals were bludgeoned 43-17 in a four-game series the last time they ventured into mountain country. Monday night, they found new Coors Field much more hospitable than that old death trap of Mile High Stadium.Facing his old team for the first...
Cards Win Behind Ex-Rockie Shaeffer's Homer Sparks 9-5 Victory
Cardinals catcher Danny Sheaffer, who had been a Colorado Rockies backup in their first two seasons, made a triumphant return Monday night, homering to spark a four-run fifth inning that carried the Cardinals to a 9-5 win over the Rockies.Mark Petkovsek...
Children's Homes Group Assails Carnahan Veto Hike Would Have Aided `Quality of Services'
The Missouri Child Care Association says Gov. Mel Carnahan is trying to save state money at the expense of neglected and abused children.The association is upset with Carnahan's veto of a $1.4 million rate increase for the residential treatment facilities...
City Services Key to Plans for Orchard Farm Housing Council Will Consider Agreement to Extend Water and Sewer Lines
A key to the development of a 110-home subdivision at Orchard Farm is whether St. Charles agrees to extend water and sewer services to the site.The first step in nailing down a commitment will be considered tonight by the St. Charles City Council.Councilman...
Clinton Outlines Plan for Homeownership President Calls for Simpler Mortgage Process
Before an audience of young, first-time home buyers, President Bill Clinton described steps on Monday that he said his administration was taking to make it easier for Americans to buy and finance homes."We'll make homeownership more accessible," Clinton...
Coming Soon: A Parking Lot!
Don't be surprised if one day the city's Heritage and Urban Design Commission tries to block a developer from constructing a building on a parking lot. The commission seems to be especially keen on parking lots, as evidenced by its decision to allow...
Crusaders Play out Tough Schedule to Rough Playoff Loss Frustrating 1-0 Defeat Ends Year Too Soon
The St. Dominic High Crusaders enjoyed another fine soccer season in 1995. Unfortunately, it ended a few games too soon.The Crusaders, who finished 16-7-1, were eliminated from state play in a frustrating 1-0 loss to Columbia Hickman. St. Dominic lost...
Cubs Beat Hapless Marlins for 9th 3-Game Series Win
The Chicago Cubs are serious about every series they play until it can get them to the one which counts the most: The World Series.After Sunday night's 5-3 victory over the hapless Florida Marlins in Miami, the Cubs have won all nine of their three-game...
Cutting the Education Budget May Improve Our Schools
With the Democrats and Republicans in Congress producing different budgets, each claiming to balance the budget in the early 21st century, one of the big claims of President Bill Clinton and the congressional Democrats is that their budget is more favorable...
Divers Search in Vain for Teens Pair Swept Away While Wading in River
Divers, dog owners, family members in johnboats and a line of volunteers wading in shoulder-high water searched in vain Monday for the bodies of two teen-agers swept away Sunday by the receding Illinois River just north of Pere Marquette Park.Scott...
Divers Search in Vain for Teens Pair Were Swept Away While Wading in River
Divers, dog owners, family members in johnboats and a line of volunteers wading in shoulder-high water searched in vain Monday for the bodies of two teen-agers swept away Sunday by the receding Illinois River just north of Pere Marquette State Park.Volunteers...
Double Talk on Double Jeopardy
The federal indictment against Richard DeCaro in the murder of his wife may not technically violate legal protections against being tried twice for the same crime. But the justifications that U.S. Attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. claims for proceeding with...
Exhumation Unearths Scandal at Funeral Home
After Joyce Metcalf died at age 60, her jewelry and the money she had been saving for new appliances couldn't be found. Her four sisters, suspecting foul play, had the body exhumed.When the coffin was opened, they found that the body had not been embalmed....
Ex-Officials Aided Drug Cartel, Charges Say
The man who as the government's extradition expert once helped bring Colombian drug smugglers and other foreign criminals to justice in the United States was among three U.S. lawyers accused Monday in a drug-smuggling conspiracy.More than 60 people were...
Federal, State Officials Assessing Flood Damage Findings Will Help Determine Disaster Assistance
A team of federal and state disaster officials and representatives of the Small Business Administration toured St. Charles County Monday to assess flood damage. Their findings will be used to help determine whether St. Charles County will qualify for...
Fertility Clinic Brought Hope, Scandal Medical Superstars Accused of Stealing Women's Eggs, Using Unapproved Drugs
THE COUPLES CAME to Southern California from far-flung lands with purse-loads of cash - humble offerings to famed baby-maker Dr. Ricardo Asch.In his fertility clinic at the University of California at Irvine, the desperation was palpable as each couple...
Flooding Rips Casino Tax Revenue
Since flooding forced the St. Charles and St. Louis riverboat casinos to shut down last month, state and local governments have lost a bundle.At least $2.8 million in casino taxes have gone down the drain. And the losses are continuing.High water closed...
Graduates Invited to Open House
Calling all St. Charles High School graduates.Former students of St. Charles High School will have a chance this (week to say good-bye to the old building before it is closed for a year for renovation.All alumni are invited to an open house at the school...
'Hawks' Star and Coach Showing Rift?
Blackhawks star Jeremy Roenick and Chicago coach Darryl Sutter apparently aren't seeing eye to eye.Sutter hasn't been happy with Roenick's play in the Western Conference finals, which the Blackhawks trail 2-0 going into Game 3 tonight at United Center.The...
Haydn's Challengingn 'Armida'
FINALLY, in its 20th season and after a string of operas by Mozart, his contemporary and compatriot, Opera Theatre of St. Louis brought to members of its audience on Sunday what is probably their first encounter with an opera of Franz Joseph Haydn. Braving...
High School Summer Camps
Summer sports camps scheduled:Francis Howell North will conduct the following camps:Boys Soccer (Next week, June 12-15) - Grades 5-8 from 1-3 p.m. and grades 9-12 from 5-7:30 p.m. each day; $25 entry fee includes camp T-shirt. For more information, call...
It May Be Peculiar, but It's Home If You Think Peculiar, Mo. Is Odd, How about Tightwad and Success?
HERE'S AN OLD joke in Indiana about town names. How odd it is that South Bend is in northern Indiana; North Vernon is south, and French Lick isn't what it sounds like.Same thing with Missouri: Although Sleeper might be construed that way, Peculiar isn't...
It's Bloody in War of Giant Tomatoes
ROBERT EHIGH of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Gordon Graham of Edmond, Okla., and perhaps a few thousand other amateur gardeners are duking it out with tomatoes. Well, sort of.Weapons of choice are garden hoses and fertilizer - lots of fertilizer - with which...
It's New Cars All around, Winner Says
A college student who's eight months pregnant and recently moved back in with her parents to save money was clear Monday on what she intends to do with her Powerball jackpot of nearly $87.6 million:"If I want it, I'll buy it."The winner, Pam Hiatt, 26,...
Judge's Comment on Race Wins Man New Trial
A black man shot by a white St. Louis police officer will get a new trial because of a judge's racial comment to a jury, a federal appeals court said Monday.The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, 8-3, that the judge's comment was unfair in Timothy...
Kidney Stones Not the Usual Type
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you please tell me what you know about uric acid kidney stones? My husband has been taking allopurinol and Bicitra for them. I have wondered about a diet for him.One in 10 kidney stones is a uric acid type. Most are principally...
Lamine River Offers a Rich Harvest State Area near Sedalia Provides Access for Anglers, Hunters
Flat and Richland creeks don't have much in common until they meet in Morgan County to form a prominent Missouri River tributary - the Lamine River. From its beginning just south of Highway 50 to its confluence with the Missouri, 59 river miles north,...
Lemke's Triple Helps Braves End Skid at 5
Mark Lemke, his average below .200, delivered a two-run triple in the seventh inning Monday night, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.The two-out hit off reliever Mike Walker also ended the Braves' losing skid at five games,...
Limping Conlan on Mend at Camp
Linebacker Shane Conlan didn't have a leg to stand on, but he still participated in much of the four-day Rams minicamp that concluded Monday.Conlan, the key to the Rams' run defense, missed the team's April and May minicamps after undergoing offseason...
Mac Wins $1.6 Billion Saudi Arabian Air Bid
McDonnell Douglas Corp. has won orders for nearly $1.6 billion of airliners from Saudi Arabia, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown said Monday.McDonnell got two surprises, one good and one not-so-good, when Saudia Airlines struck an eagerly awaited deal for...
Magic Finally `Arrived' in Game 7 105-81 Blowout Something More Than Miller's Flop
Reggie Miller wanted to take full blame for what happened to his Pacers on Sunday night, an embarrassing 105-81 loss to the Magic in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.And that's not a terrible idea. Miller, the heart and soul of the Pacers,...
Main Merchants Find Casino No Problem `Parking at a Premium, but It Always Is on Weekend'
Main Street merchants in St. Charles say the weekend was less troublesome than they had feared after the local casino company moved a 2,000-passenger casino boat into the city's Frontier Park."I haven't heard that it has hurt anyone's business," said...
Marvin H. Knoll, 73; Owned Floral Shop
Marvin H. Knoll, the former owner of Herman Knoll Florist in Webster Groves and a retired major general in the Army Reserve, died Monday (June 5, 1995) of complications of prostate cancer at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. He was 73 and lived in...
Meet the Rams
Leo GoeasNFL Experience: 6th yearCollege: HawaiiHometown: HonoluluAge: 28Height: 6-4Weight: 300Most Memorable Football Experience: Hawaii's 1989 upset of Brigham Young 56-14, which broke a BYU run of consecutive victories over the Rainbows dating to...
Morning Briefing
CWA Moves Closer To Striking AT&T</P><P>The executive board of the Communication Workers of America gave the union's president permission Monday to call a strike at AT&T Corp. any time.</P><P>"We're one step closer"...
Mr. Perot's Latest Game
In one of the more spectacular acts of hubris in recent memory, former presidential candidate Ross Perot has invited all the major presidential candidates for 1996, as well as most of the prominent members of the House and Senate, to an issues forum...
Name Change Paid off for Oklahoma Town
FREDERICK, Okla., got its name from the well-heeled Van Blarcom family in St. Louis, and as the Frederick Chamber of Commerce planned a big to-do for the nation's bicentennial observance in 1976, it wanted as the centerpiece someone from the family that...
New Jersey Bedevils Flyers Again
When the New Jersey Devils scored five times on the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, the goals represented an insurmountable challenge.It meant that to win, the Flyers needed to score six times.That's unlikely to happen with Martin Brodeur in goal for...
Obituaries
Louis G. Roettger</P><P>Louis George Roettger, 70, of Wentzville, died Friday (June 2, 1995) of natural causes at Doctor's Hospital-Wentzville.</P><P>Mr. Roettger was retired and had been employed as an automotive assembly...
Octopus Goo and 0-2, Too Chastened Blackhawks Are Glad to Come Home
The Stanley Cup playoffs move to the sterile environs of the posh United Center at Chicago tonight for Game 3, not a moment too soon for the Chicago Blackhawks.The Blackhawks got slimed at raucous Joe Louis Arena, losing Game Nos. 1 and 2 of the Western...
O.J.'S Black Prosecutor: Proud, Complex Difficulty of His Position, Trial Have Exacted a Toll, He Says
RACIAL CONTROVERSY is unavoidable in the O.J. Simpson case. The defendant is black. The victims were white. The judge is Asian-American. The jury, depending on the day, has been black, white, Latino and Indian. The lawyers, for the defense and prosecution,...
Only Sky Is Gloomy as Rams End la Era
They gathered one last time under the "June Gloom," the perpetually cloudy morning and early afternoon sky that is Southern California's dirty little weather secret this time of year.As the players huddled around coach Rich Brooks at Rams Park, one club...
Parents Descend into a Nightmare Son Confesses to Slaying His Brother
ON ST. Patrick's Day, Roger and Gayle Pfiel relaxed at a party - a respite from their waking nightmare, the murder accusation against their youngest son that had hung over their family for more than a year.They returned home to find a cataclysm.Six squad...
People
On their final day as collegians, graduating seniors have been hearing some Famous Last Words from celebrity speakers. Among them:JAMES GARNER, who told University of Oklahoma grads: "What is it about fame that has made us so goofy? Kato Kaelin has the...
People
On their final day as collegians, graduating seniors have been hearing some Famous Last Words from celebrity speakers. Among them:JAMES GARNER, who told University of Oklahoma grads: "What is it about fame that has made us so goofy? Kato Kaelin has the...
Playing a Roll Jason's Restaurant Satisfies Hunger, Nourishes Hope
AT JASON'S restaurant in Ferguson, ten bucks will buy a pound of porterhouse, whipped potatoes with homemade gravy, a salad and a crispy loaf of fresh bread.The price of a meal also includes some hidden benefits. Like food donations to the poor. Jobs...
Policy Cut Casualties in Bosnia, Clinton Says
President Bill Clinton said Monday night that his Bosnian policy had contributed to a dramatic lessening of bloodshed, but he conceded that overall it "has not been a success."In an interview on the Larry King show, Clinton said that deaths in Bosnian...
Preservationists Protest Plans to Wreck Historic Courthouse
Preservationists clashed once again on Monday with the Warren County Commission over the 125-year-old courthouse in Warrenton, which is scheduled to be demolished this month to make way for a justice center.The preservationists, led by Dorris Keeven,...
Put It on the P.A
Wentzville High School's Odyssey of the Mind team ranked 23rd out of 39 competitors in international competition in the "The Mail Must Go Through" event. Team members devised a system that could send and sort mail from a mail box to a sorting center...
Recruit Homed in on Slu Cobbin Baby-Sat His Way out of the Limelight, but onto Bills Roster
College basketball recruiters regard the summer between a high school player's junior and senior years as critical.The players fan out to summer leagues and camps, the more prestigious the better. Any college coach hoping to work much longer spends his...
Royals Beat Rangers; Have Won 10 of Last 11
Kevin Appier won his seventh game, tops in the American League, and the streaking Kansas City Royals captured their 10th victory in their last 11 games, defeating the Texas Rangers 4-1 Monday night.Appier (7-2) gave up four hits in 7 1/3 innings as he...
Ruling on Retrial for Triple Killer to Be Appealed Griffin Seeks Release; Poses No Risk, He Says
Prosecutors have filed notice that they plan to appeal a federal judge's ruling that Lee Otis Griffin of Belleville must be released or retried for a triple murder for which he has already served more than 14 years in prison.But an attorney for Griffin...
`Sankofa' Children Claim Their Story
AN UNDERGROUND movement of African-American moviegoers is causing a film about the physical and mental shackles of slavery to be the talk of St. Louis these days.The film is "Sankofa." It is being kept alive by a movement made up by individuals who have...
Shaping a Model Public School System
Opening day of classes for white children in a public school in St. Louis was the first Monday of April 1838. Two teachers were "hired" to do the duties, David Armstrong and Mary Salisbury. The superintendent of instruction was George Budd, recently...
Simpson Case Loses 2 Jurors; Just 2 Alternates Left
A defense motion to reinstate one of two jurors dismissed from the O.J. Simpson murder trial failed late Monday when an appeals court rejected claims that the ouster of a black man was racially motivated.The double juror dismissal Monday in the latest...
Simpson Defense Fails to Reinstate Black Juror Only Two Alternates Left, after Ito Trims Panel by 2
A defense motion to reinstate one of two jurors dismissed from the O.J. Simpson murder trial failed late Monday when an appeals court rejected claims that the ouster of a black man was racially motivated.The double juror dismissal Monday in the latest...
Sports Shorts
Ethiopian Sets Mark In 10,000-Meter Run</P><P>Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia set a world record for 10,000 meters Monday, shattering the previous mark by nearly nine seconds at the Adriaan Paulen Memorial meet in Hengelo, Netherlands.</P><P>Gebrselassie,...
Spotlight
This summer, coaches from Michigan State, the University of Iowa and the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif., will come to St. Charles to try to recruit 17-year-old Julie Williams for their volleyball teams. In her three years of high school, she...
State Champs Dominate All-Gac Picks 5 Lady Knights Named First Team, 3 on Second, One Third
The Howell North Lady Knights didn't just win the state soccer title this spring. They dominated.The Lady Knights finished 27-1-1 overall and 8-0 atop the Gateway Athletic Conference. Howell North outscored league foes 33-2, and overall the Lady Knights...
Stocks Reach Record High on Ibm News
Stocks rallied to record highs after International Business Machines Corp. said it would buy Lotus Development Corp. for $60 a share, almost double the software company's market price."It's a knee-jerk reaction among investors, who think that if (IBM)...
Students Take Summer Classes for Variety of Reasons Three of Five Area Districts Offering Courses in off Season
Summer school is not just for those in academic trouble anymore.Many students go to school in June and July to have fun or free up time in the school year for courses they can take only then.Three of the five public school districts in St. Charles County...
Study Links Radon Gas in Homes to Lung Cancer Deaths
Up to one-tenth of U.S. lung cancer deaths may be caused by radon gas in homes, according to an analysis of how the radioactive chemical affects miners.A study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute said radon, seeping into homes from the ground,...
Support Groups
Today</P><P>Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon, 6 and 8 p.m. at the 212 Club, 212 Sonderen, O'Fallon.</P><P>Al-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West...
Tessary Tops Mo. Amateur Qualifying
Qualifying for the Missouri Golf Association Amateur Championship is like taking the written exam for your driver's license or waiting for dental X-rays."It's no fun," said Craig Hardcastle, who spent the better part of Monday afternoon at Lake Forest...
The Lotus Eater: Ibm Bids Big for a Software Firm Industry Stunned by $3.3 Billion Offer
International Business Machines Corp. displayed its hunger to again lead the high-tech world Monday with a $3.3 billion hostile takeover bid for software maker Lotus Development Corp.If completed, the deal would reshape the personal computer software...
There Are Many Ways to Say `I Love You'
Dear Abby: I am responding to the letter from "A Grieving Daughter, Bethel Park, Pa.," who urged the world to learn to say "I love you."My son, "Ken," who died of AIDS this past November, had a wonderful solution. He helped his older brother, "Greg,"...
The West Stands by as Serbs Rampage
What are the Europeans and the United States actually going to do about the latest criminal outrages by the Bosnian Serbs, the intensified shelling of civilians and the holding of hostages? The likely answer, stripped of wishful thinking, is: nothing.Western...
Town's Effort to Limit Pickets Is Rejected by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court rejected on Monday an Ohio town's attempt to prohibit pickets from marching in front of an abortion doctor's home.Without comment, the justices left intact a lower court ruling that struck down an Upper Arlington, Ohio, ordinance that...
Turning Hostile Blue Chip Companies Get Tough on Targets
It wouldn't have been considered just a few years ago: IBM, among the bluest of the nation's blue chip corporations, launching a hostile bid for another company.But America's biggest and most powerful corporations are realizing that even the most secure...
U.S. Accuses Chiropractors of Cheating on Insurance Indictment Alleges That Fraud Bilked Companies of $6.5 Million
A federal indictment made public Monday accuses two chiropractors, their firms and a physician of a $6.5 million scheme to get insurance companies to pay for unnecessary diagnostic tests.Kickbacks disguised as examining room rental fees and paid vacations...
U.S. Picks Up Signals That May Be from Downed Pilot
U.S. intelligence has picked up what appear to be signals from a survival radio in the area of Bosnia where an American pilot was shot down Friday, Pentagon officials said Monday.In the past 24 hours, signals have been detected from the battery-powered...
U.S. Units, Equipment Closer to Bosnia Movement of Troops Is `Not an Exercise'
About 3,500 U.S. soldiers and 100 helicopters will be moving to Italy from Germany to be ready to pull out the U.N. force from Bosnia, or to rescue stranded U.N. units in Bosnia, U.S. officials said Monday.Under a NATO plan, as many as 60,000 military...
Voter Cards Lost in Mail; Election Today
Thanks to the postal service, some voters in an area south of Sunset Hills may not know that an annexation vote is today.The proposal is for Sunset Hills to add 1.6 square miles to the south, containing about 780 residents.A spokeswoman for the U.S....
`Washed Up' Gaetti Suddenly Carrying Royals Offensively
Gary Gaetti walked up to the plate in a game tied 1-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Even when he got behind 0-2 in the count, there was no escaping the feeling he would hit a home run.The improbable is becoming inevitable for Gaetti this...
Wentzville Explodes for 9 Runs in First Five Homers Power Club to 12-1 Win over Vfw/portage
Steve Faron had never seen anything like it. Neither had visiting VFW Post 4219/Portage."I've played with and against some pretty decent ballclubs in this league," said Faron, player/manager of the Wentzville team of the East Missouri Baseball Association....
Women in Combat: No Dissent Allowed
In the film "The Caine Mutiny," Captain Queeg's paranoia overwhelms him to the point that he turns his ship upside down in an attempt to find out who ate more than the allotted share of strawberries. In the 1990s version of the film, women, not strawberries,...
Workout Frustrates Osborne
Cardinals manager Joe Torre was impressed enough with the simulated-game outings of lefthanders Donovan Osborne and Tom Urbani on Monday afternoon at Coors Field.Osborne, however, was disappointed.After missing four turns because of an elbow problem,...
Wu Study Ties Toxic Dumps to Poverty, Not Race
Are toxic waste dumps commonly situated in minority neighborhoods? Studies reaching that conclusion have triggered government investigations and a political drive called the environmental justice movement.A new study in St. Louis may add fuel to the...
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