St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 3, 1995

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2nd Witness Ties Venezia, Cueto to Topless Club
Businessman Thomas Venezia and lawyer Amiel Cueto of Belleville used a $1 million loan and a complex series of financial transactions to buy a topless nightclub, the Laclede Cab Co. and an asbestos-removal firm, Venezia's former bookkeeper testified...
After 9 Months, 2 Alternates Had No Say
The two gave up almost nine months of their lives for $5 a day - and didn't even get a say in the verdict.The two alternates in the O.J. Simpson trial, a 73-year-old black man and a 25-year-old white woman, were sent home from their hotel today at the...
A Healthy Sum Industrialist Battling Cancer Gives $100 Million to Fight the Disease
An industrialist who has been battling cancer announced Monday that his family would donate a record $100 million to research the disease.Making the gift is Jon M. Huntsman Sr. and his family. It is the largest financial contribution ever to medical...
Anderson Retires from Tigers
Sparky Anderson will always follow the Detroit Tigers. He just won't manage them again.Anderson, the winningest manager in Tigers' history, resigned after 17 years that included a World Series championship in 1984 and the AL East title in 1987.Tigers...
A Protest from Canada, Land of Perpetual Snow
Dear Ann Landers: Here we go again.For the third time within a few months, an American professional singer has botched the singing of the Canadian national anthem at a major sporting event.This follows the Canadian flag being carried upside down at the...
A Stunning Verdict
Though the scientific evidence against O.J. Simpson was powerful, the jury that listened to the case for almost nine months found him not guilty of murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Whatever most Americans...
A Verdict in the Other Trial
Like that trial on the West Coast, the one on the East Coast ran on and on and on. Like the West Coast trial, the evidence in the East Coast trial was almost entirely circumstantial. Although the East Coast trial touched on the safety of thousands,...
A Year's Worth of Data, Images and Speculation
After 133 days and 50,000 pages of testimony, after 1,105 pieces of evidence, after 126 witnesses, after at least $9 million in taxpayer expenses, after countless hours of television and radio coverage and chatter, after forests of newsprint and oceans...
Bandwagon? Ou and Coach Sing Sweet Pregame Tune, but Buffs' Backup QB Keeps Humming Along
There are quarterbacks who might have been squeamish about starting their first college football game at the University of Oklahoma, where 75,000 harsh fans would be on hand. The royal treatment began with the OU band playing "Boomer Sooner" and "Oklahoma"...
Ban on Colon Titles: Not as Good as It Seems
I'VE been considering a boycott of TV movies with colons in their titles.Theatrical movies almost never have colons. When the producers finish their masterworks, they name them. Period.But TV-movie producers dither over just what title would attract...
Barbara Whitesides' Story of Two Splits
GARBO SPEAKS: Barbara Whitesides, who was recently pink-slipped at KMOX radio, confessed, "It's been a tough year. My husband of 10 years walked off to Phoenix with his philosophy professor and left me with our two boys - 6 and 9 years old. Our divorce...
Blues Address Change, Change Many Addresses
The new Blues just keep getting newer and newer.Dallas center Bob Bassen, who left here in January 1994, saw few familiar faces in his first trip to Kiel Center Saturday for an exhibition."Even the stick boy's growing up," Bassen said. "I didn't recognize...
Bowling Advocate Archibald Elected to ABC Hall of Fame
Former Post-Dispatch bowling writer John Archibald now has his cake and can eat it, too. But he might prefer ice cream.Archibald, 70, was elected to the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame on Sept. 16. After getting a phone call from ABC with the...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Dropoff In Food Stamps Heartens USDA</P><P>More than 250,000 Americans left the food stamp rolls in July, continuing a yearlong trend that is helping shrink the cost of the government's largest welfare program, the...
Briefs
MISSOURI JEFFERSON BARRACKS PARK Environmental Officials Unearth Barrels, Debris</P><P>More than 40 crushed trash barrels and other debris were dug up Monday afternoon from a trench in Jefferson Barracks County Park, several days after...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON 250,000 Drop In Food Stamps Heartens USDA</P><P>More than 250,000 Americans left the food stamp rolls in July, continuing a yearlong trend that is helping shrink the cost of the government's largest welfare program,...
Briefs
MISSOURI JEFFERSON BARRACKS PARK Environmental Officials Unearth Barrels, Debris</P><P>More than 40 crushed trash barrels and other debris were dug up Monday afternoon from a trench in Jefferson Barracks County Park, several days after...
Bulldogs Play State Champ Lindbergh to Stalemate - Almost
The Fort Zumwalt South soccer team was in a battle Saturday.Playing in the title match of the Lindbergh/House Springs Tournament at Lindbergh, the Bulldogs and the host Flyers were tied at 1-1 in overtime when the game came to an abrupt end - an intentional...
`Business' Move Leaves Zombo No Defense
After being picked up by the Blues in the waiver draft Monday, Pat Jablonski rattled off the names of current Blues with whom he had played during his last stint with the team."Brett Hull," Jablonski said. "Murray Baron. Rick Zombo."End of list. But...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNSt. Louis Siding and Window Co. has opened a showroom at 1010 South Drive in St. Charles. The showroom is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Telephone: 947-7800.SPOTLIGHTWilliam J. Green of St. Charles has...
Calling People Names Feeds Anger and Helps Load Guns
THE FRONT-PAGE story was heartbreaking:A father and his 3-year-old daughter were killed while the father's girlfriend watched in horror.The victims weren't prominent folks: the father was a former employee of a Taco Bell restaurant.The father, Morris...
Case Grabbed Spotlight with Celebrity, Racism, Wife-Beating
The sports world was anticipating soccer's World Cup when the slashed and mutilated bodies of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were found outside her condominium about midnight on June 12, 1994.Democrats still...
City Seeks to Extend Its Border Halfway across Missouri River Annexation Would Provide Control over Riverboat Gambling Operation
The Weldon Spring Board of Aldermen has decided to take the unusual step of annexing a portion of the Missouri River to ensure control over any gaming development that might seek to enter the area."Its not for anything like grabbing fishing rights,"...
Compensating Test Victims Pointless, U.S. Panel Says
There would be little or no benefit in compensating or even notifying most of the people who took part, often unknowingly, in some 4,000 radiation experiments during the Cold War, says a presidential panel.The advisory panel concluded that the tests...
Cynics Win Big-But the System Plods On
A YEAR AND A WEEK ago, I went to Los Angeles to write about the process of selecting a jury for the O.J. Simpson double-murder case.As I arrived at the courthouse that first morning, I heard someone call my name. The voice belonged to Walter Richards,...
Defense Strategy: Toss-Ups, Wins and Some Boomerangs
For O.J. Simpson's legal dream team, a prosecutor's challenge to "put up or shut up" constituted fighting words, and the defense answered with an all-out attack to exonerate a sports legend, complete with powerful, last-minute surprises.At times, it...
Delay Standard for Courts in La
The holding of verdicts until the morning after a jury has decided became standard in racially sensitive trials in Los Angeles after police were caught by surprise in the Rodney King case.After the jury in the O.J. Simpson case told Judge Lance Ito Monday...
Detective's Lie Was Defense Focus
Former Los Angeles Police Department detective Mark Fuhrman was targeted as a racist by defense attorneys, who suggested he could have planted a bloody glove behind O.J. Simpson's house.Fuhrman testified he had jumped a wall at Simpson's estate so detectives...
Elation Resounds in Crowd outside Courthouse, O.J. Faithful Celebrate
The acquittal of O.J. Simpson brought cheers from the crowd outside the courthouse and in the poor South Central apartment building where one juror lives. In Nicole Brown Simpson's trendy Brentwood neighborhood, there were sighs of disgust."You make...
EPA Presses for Cleanup of Granite City Site
A bankrupt wood-processing plant in Granite City that may cost $20 million to clean up was recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday for the highest priority on the national Superfund list of toxic sites.While praising the EPA's...
Ethics Panel Staff Cites Problems with Chief
Staff members of the Missouri Ethics Commission told a special state review team last month that the office suffered from confused management and that Administrative Secretary Marion N. Sinnett was part of the problem.The employees said Sinnett did not...
Fall Classic: Baseball Needs October's Special Moments
Finally, Ahhhctober.Those of us who never stopped enjoying major-league baseball can settle in with a sigh of satisfaction tonight. The Fall Classic is back after a year's hiatus. Baseball's postseason will look and sound different, last longer, might...
Families Gather, Mourn Their Children Support Group's `Walk to Remember' Offers Chance to Vent Pain, Share Memories
With red cherries on her hat and a pair of toy kittens tucked into the bib of her blue overalls, 21-month-old Rachal Brundt giggled as her mother blew a silk flower out of her hand again and again.As she played, Kim Brundt quietly wiped tears from her...
Far-Fetched Plot Becomes Reality
I don't suppose very many people in Omaha saw the play last fall. It was experimental theater, and a political drama at that. A show with a deliberately provocative plot that asked the question, "What if?"What if a pro-life band of true believers kidnapped...
Foundry Locks out 800 Workers Union Had Rejected Its Contract Offer
American Steel Foundries in Granite City locked out 800 union steelworkers Monday after a breakdown in contract negotiations.The action marked a sharp change of course for the company, which in recent years has recalled hundreds of furloughed workers...
Gay Editor Knows a Lot about Pride and Prejudice
IF JIM THOMAS, the 38-year-old editor of the gay News-Telegraph, were any more self-effacing, he'd be wallpaper. Beige.With prodding, however, he'll allow himself a small, shy smile at having recently won a $25,000 Stonewall Award for his contributions...
Gender-Bending in Collinsville
ILLINOIS is a state where men are men - and sometimes, so are women.By law, city council members are male, even when they are female.Gail Tognarelli is a woman, but to serve in Collinsville, she's a city councilman. Collinsville is a sensible Midwestern...
Grounded Indy's Draws Left the Rams' Jet Set on Runway
In Atlanta this week, Falcons coaches will take scatback Eric Metcalf and burly Craig "Ironhead" Heyward into the film room, hit the "play" button on Colts vs. Rams, Oct. 1, and utter two words: draw play.Rams coaches have never denied that their "Jet"...
High Court Allows Assault Trial of Belleville Doctor
The U.S. Supreme Court opened its 1995-96 term in Washington Monday by throwing out 15,000 appeals, including Belleville gynecologist Carl Burpo's attempt to avoid prosecution on eight charges of sexually assaulting patients.In addition to opening the...
High Court Allows Assault Trial of Gynecologist from Belleville
The U.S. Supreme Court opened its 1995-96 term in Washington Monday by throwing out 15,000 appeals, including Belleville gynecologist Carl Burpo's attempt to avoid prosecution on eight charges of sexually assaulting patients.In addition to opening the...
Illinois Casino Foes to Lobby Legislature Anti-Gambling Forces Target Veto Session
Anti-casino forces are launching a preemptive strike designed to prevent any move in the Legislature's fall veto session to approve more riverboat casinos or loosen regulations for boats already on the water.The effort to mobilize grass-roots pressure...
Implant Makers Offer New Suit Settlement
Three breast implant makers are proposing a plan to salvage part of the all-but-dead $4.25 billion deal that was supposed to settle hundreds of thousands of women's injury claims.The new offer, made in a series of intense negotiations over the weekend,...
Indians, Yankees Think They're Part of a Special Story
Perhaps no team in any sport has suffered longer and been the butt of more jokes than the Cleveland Indians. So they intend to savor what's happening now."I think baseball needed a story like the Indians," said general manager John Hart, who built the...
In Payroll Cuts, Keenan Moves Money Player Carbonneau, Zombo Go; Jablonski Back
Mike Keenan apologized to the media Monday afternoon for appearing an hour-and-a-half late for his scheduled news conference.But he had a good excuse.He'd been busy, refining the Blues' roster while balancing the Blues' budget before, during and after...
Insurance Red-Lining Laws Don't Work
Although the 1988 Fair Housing Amendments Act created an enforcement plan to advance fair housing, discriminatory housing policies continue unabated. While the law often has been effective in preventing blatant red-lining, discrimination continues under...
In Talk Here, Denise Brown Assails Domestic Violence
Denise Brown stood in Kiener Plaza Monday and faced the inevitable question: Why was she marching against domestic violence in St. Louis, rather than standing by in Los Angeles for the verdict?"I'm doing something positive," said the older sister of...
In Talks Here, Denise Brown Assails Domestic Violence
Denise Brown laughed and cried Monday night as she spoke to a group of battered women's advocates. Even after the jury in the O.J. Simpson trial reached its verdict in Los Angeles, she remained in St. Louis to complete a day of domestic-violence awareness...
Jimmy Buffett Parties It Up at Riverport `U.'
IT ISN'T easy teaching Parrotheads and Landsharks, especially given their fondness for less than salubrious libations, but Jimmy Buffett gave his fans an education Sunday night at Riverport Amphitheatre.He took them all to "Domino College," with the...
Johnson Demoted; Weaver to Lead Illini
Illinois coach Lou Tepper has demoted quaterback Johnny Johnson to the second offensive unit, and junior Scott Weaver will start Saturday's game against Indiana.Tepper said that the move is a disciplinary one against Johnson. He would not comment as...
Jurors Picked `Mother Figure' as Forewoman in Deliberations She Promised `to Stay with the Evidence'
The forewoman of the O.J. Simpson jury is a resident of South Central Los Angeles who said she had a "sick feeling" in her stomach when she first heard Simpson was a suspect in the murders of his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.On...
Jury Decides Simpson's Fate Verdict Held Overnight as Police Gear Up
After fewer than four hours deliberation Monday, the jury in the O.J. Simpson double murder case announced that it had reached a decision.But Superior Court Judge Lance Ito said the verdicts would not be read until today at 10 a.m. (noon St. Louis time)...
Keep Cops on the Beat
Funding for the Violent Crime Trust Fund, established by last year's hard-won crime bill, is in jeopardy, along with the aims it was designed to accomplish. The House has already voted to eliminate money earmarked specifically for putting new police...
Lafayette, Pattonville See Their Seasons End
The high school softball season came to an abrupt end for some teams Monday, but others survived to play another day.Second-ranked Lafayette (20-2) dropped its first game of the season last week, 1-0 to top-ranked Wentzville in nine innings.Monday, No....
Lambert Field, Other Airports Tighten Security
Lambert Field, along with airports nationwide, stepped up security Monday to meet any potential threats posed by Sunday's conviction of 10 Muslim radicals and the coming visit of Pope John Paul II to the United States.Transportation Secretary Federico...
Lawyers, Police in Area Split on Verdict
Reaction Tuesday at St. Louis area courthouses and police departments to the acquittal of O.J. Simpson was generally favorable among defense attorneys, but there was strong criticism - even anger - from law enforcement officials.Madison County State's...
Legal Experts Agree: Jurors Are Mad and Can't Take It Any More
Some of St. Louis' top prosecutors and defense lawyers are as flabbergasted by the quick verdict in the O.J. Simpson case as the general public - and just as puzzled about whether it means guilt or innocence.But they agree on two things:The jury made...
'Letting Your Freak Flag Fly'
WHEN Tony Kunce turned 41, he put an extra hole in his head.Getting his left ear pierced this summer "wasn't one of those midlife crazy things," says the Maplewood man, reassuring himself. "It's just, as you start to get older, you're losing your hair,...
Lindenwood Shows Tough against Titans Defending Naia Champion Westminster `Knew It Was in a Game,' Kratzer Says
Down 7-0 late in the first half, the Lindenwood College football team was driving."There were about two minutes left in the half when our drive stalled at the 6-yard line and we had to settle for a field-goal attempt," Lions coach Dan Kratzer said of...
Ma Bell Becomes More Nimble
You know you're getting old when AT&T - once the biggest, the most pervasive, the most powerful company in America - is just a second cousin twice removed from Ma Bell.But after one breakup, dictated by the Sherman Antitrust Act 12 years ago, and another,...
Madison County Transit Panel Invests in `Reliever' Airport
Private pilot and businessman Bill Nichols spent years trying to find some public agency to take over and develop his little airport between Granite City and Collinsville.Nichols died long ago, but his dream has found new life with the Madison County...
Malone Quits Expos, Cites Payroll Trim
Unable to find "inner peace" in trying to run a club with the lowest payroll in baseball, Kevin Malone resigned Monday as vice president and general manager of the Montreal Expos."I'm an architect . . . I'm in the building business, not in the dismantling...
Man Pleads Guilty in Pawnshop Killing
The two women stood 20 feet apart but in different worlds Monday outside the St. Louis County Courthouse.Frankie Boyd wept inconsolably after watching her nephew, Willie B. Stewart, plead guilty and accept life in prison without parole for killing pawnshop...
Mariners Crash Playoff Party Late Barrage Crushes Angels for West Title
With a crowd of 52,356 wildly cheering for Randy Johnson as if it were the seventh game of the World Series, the Seattle Mariners finally got the opportunity to get there Monday.The Mariners reached the postseason for the first time in their 19-year...
Morning Briefing
Chrysler's Fenton Plant, UAW Local Still Bargaining</P><P>Negotiations are continuing between Chrysler Corp. and United Auto Workers Local 110, which represents more than 4,000 workers at Chrysler Plant South in Fenton.</P><P>No...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
San Francisco Chronicle wordsmith SCOTT OSTLER described the setting at the Oakland/LA/Oakland Raiders NFL game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Joisey:"Each time the Raiders scored a touchdown in the first half on Sunday night, as coach...
Neighbor Charged in Student's Slaying
Melinda Griffin, a 24-year-old college student living in Lake Saint Louis, was raped and strangled by a man who lived a few doors away from her in the Woodlake condominiums, Major Case Squad investigators said Monday.The suspect, Michael Shane Worthington,...
New Kid Firefighter in City Rookie at 45 after Age Limit Is Lifted
Dan Hardcastle, a mechanic for the St. Louis Fire Department, had always wanted to ride on a firetruck, not work on one.But Hardcastle, a soft-spoken man of few words, wasn't eligible to enter the Fire Academy. He was too old.Then, in 1992 the city...
New Music Circle Scores with Live Improvisation
IN CINEMA, the setting of mood is best accomplished when sound and sight work together as one: Ennio Morricone and spaghetti Western violence, John Williams and intergalactic drama, Julie Cruise and Lynch-ian surrealism.At Sunday's Art Museum performance...
New Quarter Steps off on Uncertain Foot
Worries about corporate earnings gripped investors Monday and squeezed 27 points out of the Dow Jones industrial average.rfbTV video retailer Movie Gallery Inc., oil exploration services company Landmark Graphics Corp. and women's clothing store Charming...
North High Students Working in 2 New Computer Labs Addition of Areas and Teachers Offers Studying in Math and Science, Writing
Students at Francis Howell North High School are keyed up over two new computer labs, one for those studying math and science and the other for those working on their writing. Each lab has 15 computers and is open before and after classes for all to...
Not Guilty Grateful Simpson Thanks Jurors
O.J. Simpson was acquitted today of murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.With two words - "not guilty" - the nine blacks, two whites and one Hispanic on the jury concluded the courtroom saga that obsessed the...
Obituaries
Bruce A. LorraineBruce A. Lorraine, 30, of Wentzville, died Sunday (Oct. 1, 1995) at Doctors Hospital-Wentzville.Mr. Lorraine was employed as a concrete finisher with Cement Masons Local 527 in St. Louis. He was a member of the Church on the Rock in...
Officials Are Still Unsure about Dome Date
Stadium officials still can't say for sure if the Trans World Dome will be ready for the scheduled Oct. 22 dome opener against San Francisco. But Rams President John Shaw continues to meet with them in an effort to agree on a point of no return."We're...
O.J. Simpson's Public Image: Sports Hero and Mr. Nice Guy
These are the pictures of an American icon.At age 6, he smiles shyly into the camera, a little boy in a too-big suit, sleeves brushing his knuckles, pants billowing around his ankles.Just over a decade later, the tentative smile has widened into the...
Old Monroe's Champ Again in Emba Series Two-Game Sweep Ends Triple Threat from 1993, '94 Titlist VFW Post 2866
Old Monroe wrapped up the 1995 East Missouri Baseball Association title Sunday, rallying to beat VFW Post 2866 12-9 to sweep the best-of-three Little World Series at Old Monroe.The difference in the game? Old Monroe pitcher Chuck Hutson."It may sound...
Park's Trail Now Unsafe at Any Speed
Forest Park isn't safe anymore, but not for reasons you might assume. Like an overused road, the park's seven-mile pathway has become awfully clogged - and dangerous - lately.The problem? Too many walkers, joggers, bikers and in-line skaters wanting...
People
"Baywatch" star PAMELA ANDERSON wants to keep getting married to rocker TOMMY LEE."We've been married twice already and we want to get married again in Venice, Italy, possibly on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day," Anderson said in an "Extra" TV interview...
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: COURT ACTIONSSt. Louis: A jury in St. Louis Circuit Court has acquitted Wayne Lovelace,...
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: COURT ACTIONSSt. Louis: A jury in St. Louis Circuit Court has acquitted Wayne Lovelace,...
Project 87: Small City Program Developed into Big Controversy
THE CITY'S PROJECt 87 PROGRAM for condemning drug houses has attracted a lot of attention, yet it is a relatively small piece of the city's building inspection effort.Project 87 started humbly enough in November 1992 after agents for the federal Drug...
Put It on the P.A
Students in the Foreign Language Club at Fort Zumwalt South High School will have their annual Octoberfest after school Oct. 12 at the picnic pavilion at St. Peters City Hall. The event will include singing, dancing and playing of games by club members...
Race, Domestic Violence Issues Went on Trial
Long before today's verdict, the murder trial of O.J. Simpson laid bare painful questions of race relations in this country. And though the trial finally is behind us, its troubling questions remain - about race, criminal justice and domestic violence...
Racial Rift Shows Face in Area Reactions to Verdict Are Black and White
The McDonald's in downtown Clayton was jammed and silent when the clerk read the verdict in Los Angeles at 12:09 p.m., St. Louis time.Then this: The restaurant employees, all of them black, broke into loud cheers and high-fives. The patrons, almost all...
Radial Keratotomy Is Fast-Growing Procedure
Dear Dr. Donohue: What can you tell me about radial keratotomy? I am considering it, but am a bit leery. I have no statistics to go on. Also, I understand it soon may be done using laser-beam surgery. Is this true, and should I wait?Radial keratotomy...
Raiders' Jones Enjoyed Run of Luck
The ball was right there, right in front of him. When he saw it, Mike Jones must have smiled to himself. He must have remembered his college days.Jones scooped up the ball. Then he ran. He picked up some blockers. He cut to the outside. And when he was...
Ralcorp Seeks to Shred Wheat Also Sheds Coupon-Tracking Unit
Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Monday that it wants to invest in the growing appetite for shredded-wheat cereal and to let go of its coupon-management sideline.The company, based in St. Louis, said it would sell its subsidiary in Mascoutah, American Redemption...
Rockies Now Face Brave New World: Postseason Play
The Colorado Rockies' reward for earning a postseason berth faster than any expansion team in history?They face the best team in the National League, the Atlanta Braves, who will be starting the best pitcher in baseball, Greg Maddux, in the first game...
Rodman Takes His Rebounds, Antics to Bulls Spurs Get Will Perdue, Future Considerations
Dennis Rodman, the flamboyant forward who led the National Basketball Assocaition in rebounding the last four seasons but has repeatedly exasperated San Antonio management, was traded Monday to the Chicago Bulls for center Will Perdue.Bulls general manager...
Russia Undergoes Identity Crisis
A series of conversations with Russian intellectuals leaves me convinced that the inner landscape of Russia, in the aftermath of communism's collapse and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, is more fearful than the outer landscape of economics, politics,...
Senate Democrats Outline Plan to Scale Back Medicare
Senate Democrats unveiled their outline Monday for a Medicare plan that would trim spending by $89 billion and offer beneficiaries more options for insurance coverage.The plan, they said, would stave off the predicted bankruptcy of Medicare's hospital...
Senators Angrily Dispute Rumors Special District Isn't Imperiled, They Say
The chief operating officer and the board president of the Special School District angered seven state Senators on Monday when they asserted that the lawmakers intend to abolish the district.The spat came at the opening session Monday of the Missouri...
Sideshow Became Main Event
Lead defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. made clear in his closing argument just what he wanted the jury to do, and it had almost nothing to do with Ronald L. Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. Accusing Detective Mark Fuhrman of being guilty of "genocidal...
Simpson Custody Fight Brewing
They are the two smallest victims in the awful O.J. Simpson saga, the one bond still tenuously connecting the families of Simpson and his murdered ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.Now Simpson's young daughter and son could become the subjects of the next...
Snap Decision Throws TV Experts for Loop
MONTHS OF EXHAUSTIVE analysis by TV legal experts turned into dumbfounded speculation as the quick verdict in the O.J. Simpson case caught commentators off guard."We're all looking for a tea-leaf reading," ABC's Cynthia McFadden acknowledged Monday night.Simpson...
Some Here Happy, Others `Shocked'
Name: Sylvester Rees Age: 41 Hometown: St. Louis Occupation: TWA employee Scene: Lambert Field's Cheers bar "I'm happy. I didn't think O.J. committed these murders, by no means." Name: Lynn Koehler Age: 35 Hometown: Affton Occupation:...
Sports Shorts
Just over a year after the start of a lockout that hammered its image, the National Hockey League created a "Dream Tournament" on Monday, formally announcing the participation of its players in the 1998 Winter Olympics.By agreeing to a midseason shutdown...
Spotlight
Scott Mueller is in the spotlight this week for being a cheerleader who was selected for the National Cheerleading Association's All American Cheerleading Team.Scott also is the only cheerleader from Francis Howell North who was selected for the All...
Supreme Court Faces Gay, Voting Rights in New Term
A REVOLUTION OF SORTS was in progress when the Supreme Court stitched together its final 5-4 decisions and recessed in June.So as the justices began a new term Monday, the question is whether the tide of fundamental change will sweep through the court...
Teacher, Nurse Score High by Saving Custodian's Life Substitute Collapses and Rescuers Keep Him Alive
A teacher and a school nurse got outstanding marks Monday for saving the life of a school custodian after the man suffered a heart attack in the cafeteria at Dardenne Elementary School.Bobby Hackworth, 66, of O'Fallon, had stopped breathing and had no...
Tee Time Elite Collegiate Golf Teams Play at the Bluffs with Little Fanfare
Twenty-nine of the last 40 national championships have been won by the 14 golf teams playing in the Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate Tournament. Among the 75 players on hand are many of the most highly regarded in the country.If this were college basketball...
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