St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 31, 1995

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1995: In a Few Places, We Looked Past Tears, Made a Real Difference
An American steps in. Serb and Muslim stand down. And Bosnia's sorrowful people look ahead to a new year of peace.Not only did 1995 make a difference in Bosnia, where U.S. diplomats finally produced, 11 months later, a peace with a lasting look. It...
Agenda Expected to Spark Debates Lawmakers Face Flurry of Issues
Starting Wednesday, the Capitol's the place to be for talk about speed limits, federal block grants and school violence. The Legislature will take up these issues, along with the old standbys: abortion and concealed weapons.The 4 1/2-month session promises...
Alone in the Universe New Orleans Is the Perfect Place to Start a Perfect Year in America
When Charles Kuralt left television, CBS News called it his retirement. It was nothing of the sort, he says in the foreword to his new book, "Charles Kuralt's America.""I had spent nearly all my life traveling in the United States," he writes, "but there...
Angry Eagles Slap Lions Silly in Philly
So much for the Great Lakes offense. It went down like the Edmund Fitzgerald on Saturday at Veterans Stadium.The next time Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford issues an ultimatum to coach Wayne Fontes, he should tell him: win a playoff game or else.And...
Arafat Proclaims 2 Palestine Cities Liberated Forever
Yasser Arafat, the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, officially extended Palestinian self-rule to this city abutting Jerusalem on Saturday."Let us, every individual, woman and man, make a pledge together to liberated Palestine - to Palestine,...
As Actor, He's Too Legit to Quit Borgnine Keeps Career Going with NBC Sitcom
A YEAR ago, Ernest Borgnine figured he'd had his fill of the acting life. Pushing into his late 70s and well-fixed, he would putter around the house or take to the road in his 40-foot motorhome.He was sitting in his easy chair one day, he says, when...
At End of Rainbow, Mu Shines
Desperate times breed desperate measures.Proof of that principle was furnished on Saturday at the Special Events Arena.University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, who considers the feathery concept of a zone defense tantamount to blasphemy...
A Triumph of Teamwork after Initial Nose Dive, C-17 Helps Transport Mcdonnell Douglas to Stratospheric Heights
ON AN UNUSUALLY crisp morning in February 1989, 5,000 managers at McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s California jetliner plant assembled in a paint hangar to meet their new boss.Bob Hood, sent from company headquarters in St. Louis, announced that their jobs...
Back for More 1995 Is Year of the Comeback
Want a theme for 1995? How about Comeback City. Michael (Air), Mike (Iron) and Mario returned to their sports, as did Monica in tennis. We lost The Mick, Cal became the new all-time Iron Man and Northwestern stunned the Big Ten and the nation. With information...
Bearcats Continue Hot Start; Texas Trips North Carolina
Danny Fortson scored a career-high 39 points Saturday as No. 5 Cincinnati extended its best start in 19 years with a 103-69 victory over visiting McNeese State.The Cowboys (4-3) gave the Bearcats fits with their fastbreak, traps and quickness. But they...
Bearcats Extend Hot Start; Texas Trips North Carolina
Danny Fortson scored a career-high 39 points Saturday as No. 5 Cincinnati extended its best start in 19 years with a 103-69 victory over visiting McNeese State.McNeese State (4-3) gave the Bearcats problems with its fastbreak, traps and quickness. but...
Bills Back, Want to Save Reputation Buffalo Rolls Up Big Lead as Miami Falls in Playoffs
The Bills are back in the playoffs. Judging by what they did to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, that's bad news for the rest of the American Football Conference.The team that won't go away blew away the Miami Dolphins 37-22 and sent a strong message...
Blues Snooze and Lose Maple Leafs Score Quick Goal in Overtime to Win 4-3
Six seconds.Count it off.Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.That's how much time it took for the Blues to lose 4-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at Kiel Center.That's precisely how long it took the puck to travel from the hand of referee...
Bountiful Breakfast Diner Owner Feeds 300 Homeless at Annual Event
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I'm found Was blind, but now I see.</P><P>Dan Mitchell, 45, who is homeless, belted out the words to this hymn after consuming a free breakfast at...
Branson's Solution: Garbage in, Garbage out Plan Could Balance Tourism and Trash
The 6 million tourists who descend on this glittery Ozarks music village each year leave behind more than just cash in the pockets of entertainers, motel owners, stores and restaurants.They also leave garbage - tons and tons of it. Ten thousand tons...
Briefs
POLICE SHOOTOUT Ricocheted Bullet Blamed For Man's Death</P><P>Chief medical examiner Dr. Saleh Zaki said in Atlanta Friday that his findings are consistent with the police report stating that a man killed in a police shootout Dec. 7...
Briefs
POLICE SHOOTOUT Ricocheted Bullet Blamed For Man's Death</P><P>Chief medical examiner Dr. Saleh Zaki said in Atlanta Friday that his findings are consistent with the police report stating that a man killed in a police shootout Dec. 7...
Brooks: Offseason Isn't a Season off for Rams Who Care
For much of last offseason, no one knew for sure where the Rams would be.This offseason, coach Rich Brooks wants them in St. Louis - running, lifting weights, and doing all the little things that make average football players good and good football players...
... but Plan Ahead for a Visit to the Jazz Fest
YOU'RE TIRED of vicariously enjoying the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival through friends, so this spring you're going - no ifs, ands or buts. You've even listed it among your New Year's resolutions.Fine.Mess with those crowds. Pay those exorbitant...
By Overtime, Billikens Get It Slu Finally Plays Spoonball, Tops Smsu 75-65
St. Louis University's Carlos McCauley bumped and checked better than a lot of guys wearing Blues hockey uniforms.Corey Frazier recovered from a defensive lapse and, using a combination of basketball savvy and sheer gift from God, skied for a key block.Jamall...
Camby Gets OK to Play; Coach Stays on Even Keel Haleys Create Stir on Honolulu Street
What had all the appearances of being a serious injury to Massachusetts' Marcus Camby on Friday proved benign later that night.After having his knee examined and X-rayed, Camby was cleared to play in Saturday night's Rainbow Classic final against Syracuse....
Cashbah '96 Salutes Arts at Sluh
FOR TWO YEARS, St. Louis University High School has been undergoing a face lift: A new performing arts center with 700-seat auditorium, to be completed May 1, 1966; new choral and instrumental music studios; renovation of 30 classrooms; and the move...
CBC Hits Basket as Time Expires to Edge Webster Groves for Title
Forward Mark Haaser nailed a shot at the buzzer, lifting CBC over Webster Groves 53-51 in the championship game of the 18th Meramec Holiday Festival basketball tournament Saturday night.Webster (11-1) is ranked No. 1 in the Post-Dispatch large-schools...
Celebrating -- in Quad Ruplicate the Nasi Toddlers Have Reached the Terrible Twos
Bring out the balloons! the Barney cake! the macaroni and cheese! The Nasi quads -- Lyn, Genaz, Emmy and Reed -- are celebrating their second birthday. And right after their birthday come the holidays. More balloons! more macaroni and cheese! Oh, life...
Clinics to Merge 1 Year after Killings `Mission That Binds Us' Means New, Secure Boston Abortion Facility
Colleagues of two receptionists shot to death a year ago at two abortion clinics in Brookline paused to remember their fallen co-workers Friday and to highlight plans for a merger that grew out of the attack.A year ago Saturday, a black-clad gunman shouting...
Clinton Finally Getting the Hang of Presidential Leadership
One man's basic is another man's frill. Look at the French, out in the street to protect their rights to free theater tickets. Here, it's different. Our Congress haggles over helping old people with winter fuel. Seniors in cold climates wear four sweaters...
Colombian Crash Will Merit Close Inquiry, U.S. Says
Federal regulators said Friday that they were following the airliner crash in Colombia last week with an investigation into training and operational procedures at American Airlines that will be more thorough than any such review in history.The inquiry,...
Craig's Thoughts on St. Louis
Some final thoughts from 1995's St. Louis Man of the Year, Andrew Craig, including his opinion on the sale of the baseball Cardinals, which he voted on as a member of the brewery's board."Sure it's an emotional thing, the ownership of the Cardinals....
Cunningham's Swan Song: Ballad of a Fighting Eagle
If this was it for Randall Cunningham in Philadelphia, he went out swinging.Reduced to a mop-up role in Saturday's 58-37 wild-card victory over Detroit, Cunningham entered to warm applause early in the fourth quarter at Veterans Stadium. Three plays...
Diametrically Opposed Islanders Blast Blocking Beach for Princess
Some weeks, she just can't please anybody.Diana, Princess of Wales, escaped rain and a family feud at home and fled to the sunshine of the Caribbean this week, only to find herself in the middle of a land battle between locals and resort owners.Now Barbudans...
Dog Theft Here Is Flourishing, Experts Warn Often Animals Wind Up Being Sold for Research, or Abandoned in Wild
That puppy you gave the kids for Christmas may be a cute ball of fur frolicking on the carpet, but by summer it could be the target of dognappers. Investigators with the Humane Society say Missouri is one of the leading states in the country for dog...
Don't Store Old Photos in Plastic Sleeves, Pages
Dear Ralph and Terry: How should I store old family photographs?Do not keep photos in an album with black paper pages. The sulfur in the paper will slowly destroy the photos. The magnetic albums with plastic pages also can cause damage. Look for an...
East Carolina Gets Defensive, Stops Stanford in Liberty Bowl
They are college football's orphans.The East Carolina Pirates lack the love of the media members who empower other programs. They have no conference to call home. That once was their identity, but now it's their weapon - and it was about the only one...
East Carolina Gets Defensive, Stops Stanford in Liberty Bowl
They are college football's orphans.The East Carolina Pirates lack the love of the media members who empower other programs. They have no conference to call home. That once was their identity, but now it's their weapon - and it was about the only one...
Employees Feel Pinch in Shutdown as Bills Come Due, U.S. Workers Are Helping Each Other Stay Afloat
Hundreds of government workers who may soon face payless paydays have started establishing food pantries, taking up collections and seeking short-term loans to keep themselves afloat while the national budget battle continues in Washington.Anxious union...
Ex-Peacekeeper Charged in Troops' Slaying
A Belgian officer who served as the No. 2 man in the U.N. peacekeeping force in Rwanda last year has been charged with negligent homicide because Rwandan soldiers killed 10 of his men.Col. Luc Marchal will stand trial in a military tribunal charged with...
Family Matters
Jan. 10-14: Sesame Street Live, Kiel Center.</P><P>During an imaginary day in school on Sesame Street, Professor Grover heads the class for fun-filled lessons from A to Z. 622-5435.</P><P>Jan. 19-21: "Goldilocks & the Three...
Fashion's Worst of '95 (but Wait 'Til You See What's Ahead for '96)
"WHAT WERE they thinking?"A fashion editor mutters these four words many times over the course of a year. And 1995 was no exception.We ask it when designers present their latest collections on models who look like refugees from a ravegone bad.We think...
Festivals, Fairs, Etc
Jan. 24-28: Literacy Council Book Bazaar, West Port Plaza.</P><P>A Wednesday preview party gives you a primo pick of the pages, from a selection of volumes of volumes. 576-7100. April 18-22: 47th Annual Greater St. Louis Book Fair, West...
First Night Events
Here is the schedule for First Night, the alcohol-free celebration of New Year's Eve (all artists and times are subject to change): AMERICA'S CENTER Outdoor Main Stage (Eighth and Washington)7-8 p.m.: Shrinking Violets (rock). 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Special...
Former Bills' End Finds Success in Clay, Bronze
There was a time when Mike Hamby's greatest thrill was battling through, around or over an offensive line to slam opposing quarterbacks into the turf."I had a great time," the former Utah State and Buffalo Bills defensive end recalls. "I had the privilege...
Fuhr Gets Pulled to Jolt Blues
For the second time in four games, Blues coach Mike Keenan played musical goaltenders to inspire his lagging troops on Saturday night at Kiel Center.After Dave Andreychuk hammered a slap shot past Grant Fuhr to give Toronto a 2-1 lead at 9:45 of the...
Garnett Is Good Enough for the NBA Right Now
Given the cold, bold world he has entered, the most refreshing - and frightening - thing about Kevin Garnett is that he really does act his age. He prefers to shoot his jumpers with lucky rubber bands around his wrists, and scrawl "Da Kid" in black ink...
Good Year: Retired Teacher Is Richer after '95
Jesse Salsberg never thought he'd consider himself a rich man after a career as a New York City school teacher.But some smart investing, enhanced by the 1995 surge in the stock market, helped this New Yorker retire comfortably at 55 with a six-figure...
Gop Freshmen Stand on Principle
The grossest misperception about the budget deadlock is the widespread notion, fed by the media, that this is just business as usual. In fact, it is the opposite.If this were business as usual, the Republicans would have found a nice, cozy compromise...
Group's Tenacity: It's a New Ballgame New Cards Owners Shed Light on `the Process'
Nearly four years ago, key investors in the group that's agreed to buy the St. Louis Cardinals and related downtown property approached August A. Busch III about the possibility of buying the team.Frederick O. Hanser, chairman of the 10-member investor...
Haunted Families, Drunken Driver in '92 Crash Live with Memories of Injuries, Death
If Millie Wilson had never been born, Paul Chambers probably would have lived to see his 13th birthday. And 14th. And 15th, which is how old he'd be now.If Millie Wilson had never been born, 16-year-old Julia Chambers wouldn't have a scar bolting down...
Hello, Goodbye 1995 Was a Year of Comebacks and Departures
Once again it is time to bestow the coveted Bernies, annual awards for extraordinary achievement in sports. It is unclear if 1995 was the Year of the Great Comeback - Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Monica Seles and Ryne Sandberg - or the Year of the Grand...
Hello, Goodbye: A Year of Comebacks, Departures
Once again it is time to bestow the coveted Bernies, annual awards for extraordinary achievement in sports. It is unclear if 1995 was the Year of the Great Comeback - Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Monica Seles and Ryne Sandberg - or the Year of the Grand...
`Help, I'm Drowning' Lou Holtz Perseveres through a Season like No Other
In an Eastern Ohio valley full of steel mills and pottery plants, one high school stadium stood below water level.On rainy afternoons, the river would back up into that stadium, snaking through toilets, seeping through sink drains and turning showers...
How the Award Began
Forty-one years ago, Richard H. Amberg started an annual award to honor a man who, it was felt, embodied a dynamic commitment to civic leadership and thus to the benefit of St. Louis-area development.Amberg, who died in 1967, was publisher of the St....
Illini Come from off the Pace to Run Past N.C. State 85-76
Whether its ultimately a sign of vulnerability or strength remains to be seen. But this much is clear about the University of Illinois basketball team: It doesn't care to be the lead horse."It's not planned that way," drained Illinois coach Lou Henson...
Kahoks Win Twice to Take Title
People questioned whether the host team deserved the No. 2 seed in the Collinsville/Schnucks Holiday Classic, considering the Kahoks were 4-3 and had won only once in four games before the tournament.All that second-guessing ended Saturday night when...
Kiser Keys Louisville Run to Upend Towson State
Brian Kiser scored eight points during an 18-2 first-half spurt to lead host Louisville to a 96-72 victory over Towson State on Saturday.Kiser hit two 3-pointers and two free throws during the stretch that gave Louisville (8-4) a 44-20 lead with 5 minutes...
Land Mine Injures GI in Bosnia NATO Mission Further Stymied as Flood Delays Crossing of Sava
NATO's Bosnia mission suffered twin setbacks Saturday. A U.S. soldier was wounded by a mine, while flooding blocked completion of a vital bridge.The soldier, Spc. Martin John Begosh, 23, of Rockville, Md., was in stable condition after his Humvee struck...
Land Mines Are a Lingering Killer
For years, warring parties have seeded their battlefields with land mines - cheap camouflaged explosives designed to kill and maim people. Six million land mines have been planted across Bosnia in the past four years. Now these land mines are one of...
Late Kickoff Return for Td Lifts Virginia by Georgia in Peach Bowl
Virginia's Demetrius Allen said he merely was thinking about moving into field-goal range when he fielded a kickoff. But he did much more, running 83 yards for a touchdown with 57 seconds remaining in the Peach Bowl to snap a 27-27 tie with Georgia....
Lawmakers' `Junkets' Draw Fire Shutdown, Battle over Budget Make Some Trips Seem Frivolous, Critics Say
Frosty relations over the federal budget impasse are being left behind by some members of Congress. They're heading for South America, Asia and other foreign getaways, drawing criticism from the White House and their own colleagues.It's a matter of bad...
Leaders Sink Teeth into Budget Talks Both Sides Report `Good Progress,' but Session Today Not Expected to Yield Deal
President Bill Clinton and Republican congressional leaders recessed their budget negotiations at the White House after meeting for two hours Saturday night.House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio, said the bargaining would resume at 8.30...
Long Goodbye: Soldiers Get Official Send-Off but Won't Leave till Friday
Justin Skaggs' daddy is going far away, and Justin doesn't like it one bit."He should stay home and play with me," said Justin, 9.Mommy agrees. But what Joyce Skaggs, 28, really wishes is that her husband, Bill, could witness the birth of their son,...
Longley at Line Keeps Chicago Unbeaten at Home
Luc Longley made two free throws with 20 seconds to go Saturday night as the Chicago Bulls blew a late 10-point lead but still managed to stay unbeaten at home with a 95-93 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.Michael Jordan scored 33 points but almost threw...
Looking for Bargains with a Booming Market like This One, Finding Good Values Is No Easy Task
The markets threw a lollapalooza of a party this year as investors feasted on the best stock profits since 1975.Now, with the Dow Jones industrial average teetering dizzily above the 5100 mark, investors are wondering how long they can keep this bash...
Loved Ones Say Goodbye to Soldiers Shipping out Unit Here to Replace Bosnia-Bound Troops
Justin Skaggs' daddy is going far away, and Justin doesn't like it one bit."He should stay home and play with me," said Justin, 9.Mommy agrees. But what Joyce Skaggs, 28, really wishes is that her husband, Bill, could witness the birth of their son,...
Man of the Year Andrew Craig III Boatmen's Chief Hasn't Forgotten His Small Town Roots as He Gives Back to the St. Louis Community
He sits in a leather swivel chair in the bank's boardroom, appearing a bit uncomfortable as he shifts his lanky, 6-foot-4 frame about like an impatient schoolboy.The uneasiness causes Andrew Billings Craig III to break into an occasional shy smile. It...
Maybe the Pope Could End Impasse
Last week all members of the Senate and House of Representatives (535) met with the chief actuaries of the Social Security and Medicare systems as well as economists from the Congressional Budget Office and the White House.The doors were locked. No press....
`May We Always Be Bubbly . . .'
IT'S a quarter to midnight and you've just uncorked a bottle of the bubbly.The glasses are filled and everyone is poised. Suddenly, all eyes turn to you for the toast.No matter how many new years we've rung in, we never seem to be prepared when the annual...
Mea Culpa, '95: Trying to Get It Right, This Time
NOT LONG AGO, I received a call from state Sen. William Clay Jr. He was upset with something I had written. It is a sad fact, I'm afraid, that the senator's father, Congressman William Clay, is not an ardent admirer of mine.Nevertheless, the congressman's...
Mehlville, St. Charles West Make Third Place Tough Act to Follow
More than 4,000 fans packed Meramec Community College's gymnasium Saturday night to watch the 18th Holiday Festival basketball tournament. And they watched . . . and watched . . . and watched . . . for four overtimes - a total of 48 court-time minutes...
Minimum Hopes for Those Lost in the South Bronx
AMAZING GRACE By Johathan Kozol 256 pages, Crown, $23</P><P>WHEN YOU hear about two boys dropping a 5-year-old from a 14th floor apartment window at a Chicago housing project because he refused to steal candy for them . . .</P><P>When...
Month by Month with Charles Kuralt
New Orleans was just the beginning of Charles Kuralt's "perfect year in America." In his book, "Charles Kuralt's America," he recounts adventures gleaned from one month in each of 11 other American places:February - Key West: "I arrived wearing a blue...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Every culture celebrates sports victories and laments athletic defeat differently. (Detroiters, for instance, enjoy overturning cars and setting them on fire. Win or lose.)Upon Further Review regularly explores this phenomenon and cherishes each new...
Neuheisel's Staying Is a Big 12 Victory
He golfs. He skis. He sings ballads to the strumming of his own guitar.Take away his law degree, and he still could say he taught the class of the NFL, having instructed a guy by the name of Troy Aikman on UCLA's offense.But, no, Rick Neuheisel does...
Next Up for Susan Sarandon: Sister Helen the Lapsed Catholic Plays a Nun in `Dead Man Walking'
SUSAN SARANDON makes it look so easy. You just saunter off with four Academy Award nominations in five years, manage a brood of three children under the age of 10 and perpetuate a lasting love affair with a man 12 years younger.It's all a matter of mistakes,...
N. Korea's Pleas Beset by Questions Claims of Famine Hobbled by Politics, Past Rhetoric
March was traditionally a harsh month in Korea - so bad that the Koreans even have a word for that dismal time of year: chungungki, the "spring famine period." It came after the late-summer and autumn crops of rice and corn were consumed and before the...
No Reason to Close Regional's Meetings
Though Regional Medical Center is being restructured to become a private community hospital, the changes shouldn't mark any major shift away from its primary mission of caring for this community's uninsured patients.Nor should the hospital's new status...
Northwestern in the Rose Bowl Stirs Memories for 1948 Crew
A room full of cynical old fellows stared at Gary Barnett in disbelief."We'll soon be in the Rose Bowl," Barnett said.What? Had the Northwestern University football coach really just said that?Two years ago, Ed Nemeth heard him say it. Nemeth had traveled...
Notebook/calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Seminars by top pro anglers Larry Nixon, Jay Yelas and Paul Elias will highlight the Gone Fishin' Program of the St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation. The three-month series begins Jan. 8.</P><P>All...
Now What? after Enjoying a Profitable Year, Investors Try to Find an Encore
What do I do now?That's the question that's puzzling many mutual fund investors as we head into the new year. We know where we've been, but we don't know where we're going.If you're like me, your train of thought probably goes like this: "Yes, 1995 was...
Obituaries: Nation/world
ARTS AND LETTERS Sir Kingsley Amis, 73. British writer who burst onto London's literary scene with an angry critique of class divisions.Alfred Eisenstaedt, 96. Life photographer whose many famous images include the VJ Day picture of a sailor kissing...
Obituaries: St. Louis/region
ARTS AND LETTERS</P><P>Stanley Elkin, 65. Novelist and professor of English at Washington University.</P><P>Dr. Alvin Frank, 68. Psychiatrist and board president of the Forum for Contemporary Art.</P><P>John Madson,...
Oil Drilling in Ecuador Spills Harm Rainforest Tribe Faces Extinction
SAVAGES By Joe Kane 273 pages, Knopf, $25</P><P>JUST WHO are the savages of the book's title? Are they the Huaorani, a fierce, sometimes violent jungle people known to others in Ecuador as the Auca, meaning savages? Or are they the...
On Display
Jan. 13-15: Minority Scientists Showcase, Science Center.</P><P>Explore future science careers and meet African-Americans working in science-related fields throughout the St. Louis area. 289-4444.</P><P>Jan. 14: St. Louis Bride...
One Can Get Edge in Winter Fishing
In the winter trout fishing season at Missouri's trout parks you can catch fish until your arm grows weary. But you can't keep any of them.Right?It's half-right. You can't keep any of them during the winter catch-and-release season at Maramec Spring...
One for the Ages? Time Will Tell If This Trade Bombs
In justifying the trade of Brendan Shanahan to Hartford for Chris Pronger last summer, Blues general manager-coach Mike Keenan played the age card.Shanahan was 26 at the time; Pronger 20."He's a young player, six years younger than Brendan," Keenan said....
On Holiday, Looking for Connections between the Unfathomable
THE STREAM FLOWING through Olin Gulch was scarcely more than a rivulet, but here in the West, where every drop of water has a value, it was large enough to be measured regularly. So on a sunny afternoon, a half dozen of us accompanied the young man from...
On Stage
Jan. 2-7: "Angels in America," Fox Theatre.</P><P>Both parts of Tony Kushner's sweeping Pulitzer- and Tony-honored drama are presented by the Fox in collaboration with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. 534-1111. Jan. 11-14: Bluegrass...
Packer Duo: Different Demeanors
Brett Favre wore shorts and a grin as he strolled into the Green Bay Packers' auditorium the other day.He was in a good mood, but then, when isn't he these days? The sun always shines when you're 26, you throw 38 touchdown passes and your team goes 11-5.Favre...
Packers, Falcons Have Common Characteristics
There are some striking similarities between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers, opponents Sunday in a National Football Conference playoff game.Each team has a potent, multi-pronged attack. Each has a tough but banged-up quarterback, and each...
Paul Bowles: A Well-Kept Secret (Success) the Writer-Composer Is a Star of His Generation
HANGING out in Morocco while smoking various cannabis-based substances for half a century is not the way for an American composer to promote his career.Yet Paul Bowles, who has done just that, is enjoying the shimmerings of a slow renaissance from his...
Potential a Relative Concept for Billikids
One of life's great challenges is helping spirited young people to fulfill their potential. Who wants to ponder algebraic puzzlers or conjugate French verbs when Mortal Kombat beckons?St. Louis University basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour must go a...
Power from Left Side Makes Lankford Right for la Russa
All of the Cardinals' recent major moves have provided considerable food for thought.Such as, will they find playing time for all the regular outfielders, or if not, which outfielder will be traded?Manager Tony La Russa sorts out some of the possibilities.Ron...
President Yeltsin Goes Back to Work
Russian President Boris Yeltsin returned on Friday to the Kremlin for the first time since he was hospitalized on Oct. 26 for heart problems. Mr. Yeltsin tried to reassure Russians that he was back in charge and that "everything will be fine." If only...
Professor Anderson Presents Leadership Lecture
Had John Wooden been a baseball manager instead of a basketball coach, and had he tortured the King's language having never attended college instead of being an English teacher for a while, you figure he would have been Sparky Anderson.Both are as down-to-earth...
Ready, Aim ... Happy New Year
We planned a quiet New Year's Eve at home. My husband, Don, and I would have dinner with two good friends, Rich and Kate.At midnight, we'd toast the New Year, eat pickled herring and hold a silver dollar. Grandma always claimed that silver herring and...
Saint Louis 1996
JANUARY 1 - New Year's Fireworks St. Louis Riverfront It's just after midnight, and the sparks are starting to fly. No, you didn't kiss the wrong person as the clock struck 12. it's St. Louis' pyrotechnic paean to 1996. 1-2 - Gingerbread Walk ...
San Antonio Guard Avery Johnson Gets Better All the Time
On Christmas Day, the best point guard in Phoenix named Johnson wasn't Kevin.It was, in fact, Avery Johnson. The San Antonio point guard who led the Spurs against the Suns last week is finally getting mentioned along with the best in the league.In his...
Schedules
CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS 524 Trinity Avenue, 725-6555 Jan. 19-21: Goldilocks and the Three Bears Feb. 3-5: Famous People Players Feb. 19: New Pickle Family Circus March 1-3: The Number 14 DANCE ST. LOUIS March 15-17: Momix, "Baseball"...
Siuc Falls to Division Ii's Nebraska-Kearney 94-81
Ryan Samelson and Matt Kaminski scored 24 points each as Nebraska-Kearney, a Division II school, upset Division I Southern Illinois University-Carbondale 94-81 Saturday night.Samelson also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds in the contest, which was part...
Some Good Hands Put Feet Forward; Ambush Backed Off
Daryl Doran's phone was ringing often this past summer after the Ambush won the National Professional Soccer League title.No, the callers weren't all asking for free tickets or offering congratulations. Some were looking for jobs working for Doran in...
Some Resolution Suggestions for Smoother Traveling in '96
BE IT RESOLVED, says the State Department, to apply for a passport.Don't use the excuse that you're not leaving until May for your European Trip Of A Lifetime. That's the Passport Agency's busiest time, says its director, P. Joyce Gunn.So do it now....
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