St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 12, 1995

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1994 Coach of the Year Is Outdoing Himself in '95
Not to steal the Mizzou-Rah thunder from Truman the Tiger, but somebody should give Norm Stewart his due.Last season, with eight seniors in the lineup, he was named national coach of the year by both wire services and every weekly with the word basketball...
39 Million in Peril, CIA Estimates Hunger, Disease Linked to Unrest Are Menacing Lives in 30 Nations
Nearly 39 million people in 30 countries or regions are at risk of dying from starvation or disease this year because of civil unrest and other emergencies, the CIA estimates.Much of the danger is concentrated in Africa, but the threat is severe also...
A Child's Picture of War Young Bosnians Endure Hell, Long to Join Slain Loved Ones
LIKE ANYONE WHO has followed the civil war in Bosnia, Dr. Arshad Husain expected the children there to be depressed.But he never expected that nine out of 10 want to kill themselves and blame themselves for the deaths of their parents and siblings.Those...
A Corner of Saigon
Call her Miss Xinh Xinh. That's Vietnamese for Miss Beautiful.The title fits Loi-Vo very well. Her friends, who called her that, suggested it would be a good name for the restaurant she was about to open in late 1993 on Olive Boulevard in University...
After a Couple of Muffed Plays, Rams Finally Call Brooks' Number
In 1977 Rich Brooks took over the University of Oregon football program because in his words "nobody else wanted it."Eighteen years later, you could make the case that he's become head coach of the Rams under similar circumstances.Exhibit One: Insiders...
Anita Baker: Sultry, Sensual, Stunning
More than any other singer, Anita Baker defines the genre of pop music known as quiet storm - smooth, romantic soul for adults. Seven Grammy Awards and a double platinum record in the short span of 10 years have established Baker as a contemporary favorite.Her...
Annette Lemieux: Hell on Canvas Minimalism Belies Heat in Her Work
Every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably. Walter BenjaminAPHALANX of soldiers' helmets, each mounted on toy rubber wheels, is mustered on the wooden floor, 100 strong,...
Another Cowboy from Waller Middle-Age Passion Is the Focus Again
AND now for something completely different: The last cowboy rescues the long-legged lady from her dreary life as a stripper. He looks great in his jeans; she looks great in her tassels. They fall in love, they have exalted sex - on mountaintops, even...
Antique Toys May Ring Your Bell
CHILDREN HAVE always liked toys with wheels, and the push and pull toys of past centuries sell for high prices today.Bell-ringer toys were favored by many 19th-century children. The wheeled toy was made so a bell rang as the toy was pulled across the...
A Question of Choice Merger Highlights Competitive Nature of Grocery Business
The planned merger of Schnuck Markets Inc. and National Supermarkets could set off a new battle for food shoppers' dollars.Whether the merger goes forward or not, Schnucks and National will try to hold onto their regular customers by offering specials...
Arkansas Finally Clicks in Overtime
Corliss Williamson, shut down with five points in the second half, scored the first seven points in overtime for No. 12 Arkansas as the Razorbacks beat Vanderbilt 97-94 in Nashville, Tenn.Arkansas (19-5, 7-4 Southeastern Conference), the 1994 NCAA champion,...
Arkansas Works Overtime for Win
Corliss Williamson, shut down with five points in the second half, scored the first seven points in overtime for No. 12 Arkansas as the Razorbacks beat Vanderbilt 97-94 in Nashville, Tenn.Arkansas (19-5, 7-4 Southeastern Conference), the 1994 NCAA champion,...
As Debate Nears, Parties Still Confused over Welfare
Monday is the official opening day of the national welfare debate, but there's some confusion about the players' positions as they prepare to take the field.Less than 72 hours before a House subcommittee begins writing the GOP welfare reform proposal,...
A Simple Path to Fiscal Sense on Capitol Hill
Call it Richard Nixon's revenge.Long-time federal budget watchers remember when the 37th president angered Congress by impounding - or refusing to spend - $8 billion that had been appropriated. Nixon eventually lost the confrontation, and Congress banned...
As Patients Dwindle, Abortion Clinics Target Change
Everything was in place: the $3,000 metal detector, the locked iron gate, the shaded glass windows, the two armed guards - one in the parking lot, one at the front door.The nation's newest abortion clinic opened Tuesday in Jackson and began performing...
At the Movies
NEW The Quick and the Dead (R, violence, language; 1:45): Sharon Stone plays the Clint Eastwood role in a very entertaining, strikingly filmed Western that is half revenge drama and half parody of spaghetti Westerns. Gene Hackman is the main villain....
Background Checks May Go Private but Some with Federal Agency Fear Bad Apples Could Get Sensitive Jobs
They're an elite corps of investigators who look for skeletons in the backgrounds of government appointees.They find troubles in people's lives that could compromise them if they were appointed to certain jobs.The Office of Federal Investigations, which...
Bad Faith
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly...
Baseball Owners Mustering Heavy-Hitters as Lobbyists
With President Bill Clinton coaxing Congress to end the six-month baseball strike and lawmakers still studying the antitrust exemption, baseball owners have rolled out a powerful lobbying machine.So far this month, 103 minor league owners and managers...
Baseball's Problems Might End Ripken Streak
The closer major league baseball comes to perhaps its most divisive and troubled spring training ever, the closer it comes to pitting its 750 striking major league players against those who would seek to replace them.Intense negotiations between union...
B. Bodine Penalized; Record Fine Levied
NASCAR barred Brett Bodine from qualifying for the Daytona 500 and levied a record $45,000 fine against car owner Junior Johnson on Saturday after inspectors discovered an illegal engine piece that would have made the car faster.NASCAR spokesman Kevin...
Bend the Knees, and Other Satanic Tips
WHEN YOU'RE 47 years old, you sometimes hear a small voice inside you that says: "Just because you've reached middle age, that doesn't mean you shouldn't take on new challenges and seek new adventures. You get only one ride on this crazy carousel we...
Bills' Cheerleaders Try to Form Union Say They Deserve Better Pay, Respect
Cheerleaders have labor gripes too.The Jills, the pompon squad for the Buffalo Bills football team, have won a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board allowing them to form the first union for professional cheerleaders.While the Jills stress that...
Blues Are Beating Only Punk Teams
Stanley Cup fever: Get over it.Or at least temper it.Sure, it's nice to dream of the Blues winning hockey's prized trophy - this pundit picked them to do it - and it'd be great for long-suffering Blues fans to see their team win it.But as Ron Caron's...
Briefs
WORLD SOUTH AFRICA Mandela Has Plan For His Island Prison</P><P>President Nelson Mandela said Saturday that the island prison where he was held for 18 years should remain as a monument to the human rights struggle in South Africa.</P><P>Mandela...
Buffett Booster Book May Be Driving Berkshire Surge
Can a best-selling book send a stock zooming?Apparently, the answer is yes. The stock of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has leaped 20 percent so far in 1995, rising despite reports of some insider selling late last year and in the face of mediocre performance...
Busch Put Labatt Talks on Ice Canadian Brewer Had Offered a Deal on Its New Technique
Canada's big brewers touched off a national fad in 1993 with ice beer.The idea was simple. Freeze the beer and remove a bit of the ice, leaving a slightly more concentrated brew. Load the beer with more alcohol than regular beers. Market the words "ice...
Call It Chemistry Great Bands Are Born of Affinity . . . Not Just Made of Talent and Hard Work
AS the Rolling Stones were gearing up for their current tour, Keith Richards revealed that he had seriously considered forcing Stones co-founder Bill Wyman to perform at the point of a gun when Wyman announced he was leaving.Leaving aside the fact that...
Car-Train Crash Kills Cahokia Couple, 7-Year-Old Son, Injures 4-Year-Old
A car-train collision Friday near Germantown, Ill., killed a Cahokia couple and one of their six children, and critically injured their youngest child.Another son watched the accident from his own car, just beyond the crossing. Killed were Kevin Dale...
Casino Play Iacocca Rolls the Dice on $100 Million Project
Lee Iacocca, who made a fortune in Detroit as an auto executive, hopes to strike it rich again by building a $100 million casino project in the Motor City.A spokeswoman for Iacocca said the former Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. executive met with...
Chaste Back in Time
First, there was safe sex. Now there's the safe valentine. There's no guilt. No greed. No messy propositions or unsightly passion.It's a valentine unadulterated by sex. In fact, it's unadult.You can safely send it to your co-workers, your friends, your...
Chiapas Rebel Leader Was `Model Child,' Say Brother, Neighbors
A model child. A dedicated teen-age student. A caring young man. An outspoken adult. Someone who drifted from his family.That's how family members and neighbors in Tampico remember Rafael Sebastian Guillen Vicente, 37, better known as Subcomandante Marcos,...
Clinton Budget Defers Choices
Stanley Collender has followed the federal budget process for Price Waterhouse for nearly a decade and is steeped in the arcane byways of federal fiscal policy.But when it comes to assessing the budget proposal President Bill Clinton submitted to Congress...
Clinton: Hands off Pledge for More Police President Threatens to Veto Gop Effort to Change '94 Bill
In his first explicit threat to the Republican-led Congress, President Bill Clinton said Saturday he would veto any attempt by Republicans to change his plan to put 100,000 more police officers on the nation's streets."Anyone on Capitol Hill who wants...
Coach Molds 2 Champs: Eldredge, Bobek
The long climb back is over for Todd Eldredge. The long climb up is over for Nicole Bobek.Eldredge won his third U.S. Figure Skating Championships gold medal Saturday; it was his first since 1991, before back injuries and disappointing performances...
Coach Wins Sooner Than Expected
Kelvin Sampson is reminded of the comment he made in late October, the one in which he said he became ill watching tape of last season's University of Oklahoma basketball team."I think I said it made me "violently" ill," he said.And then there was the...
Cold Visit: Winter Blast May Stay a Week
Never mind that you woke up Sunday morning to the coldest day yet this winter, with the outdoor thermometer hovering around the zero mark.It's just the last blast of an otherwise mild winter and no big deal, says Chip Tynan, the Missouri Botanical Garden's...
Collecting Baseball Memorabilia an Obsession for N.J. Man
Barry Halper's doorbell plays the opening notes of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."There is no more appropriate doorbell in America.Halper, 55, possesses the greatest collection of Babe Ruth memorabilia. The thousands of Ruth-related items are the centerpiece...
Condemned Man Alleges Judicial Bias He Claims Judge Used Trial, Racism in Election Campaign
Death-row inmate Brian J. Kinder has accused the judge at his trial, Earl Blackwell of Hillsboro, of being racially biased and using the trial to try to win an election.Blackwell was called last week to testify during a hearing in Hillsboro on Kinder's...
Contenders, Pretenders Enliven Race for Aldermanic President
THE SEVEN-DEMOCRAT RACE for president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has enough variables to give political analysts fits.The field includes five current aldermen, a former alderman and an outsider best known for advocating a style of semi-communal...
Cuts Endanger Research on Coal
The last thing Southern Illinois needs is more bad news about coal.Layoffs. Strikes. Mine closings. Low coal prices. Tough pollution laws.Now, the region can add to its list of woes President Bill Clinton's budget and a bipartisan attack on federal aid...
Dennis Franz for Defense He Plays a Very Colorful Texas Attorney in a Miniseries on ABC
COULD that really be Detective Sipowicz in the courtroom defending an accused Texas murderer?Detective Andy Sipowicz ("NYPD Blue"), alias Lt. Norman Buntz ("Hill Street Blues"), alias Patrolman Joe Gilland ("Chicago Story"), using every trick in the...
Edward F. Olson; Coach, Minor-League Hockey Star
Edward F. "Eddie" Olson, a longtime high school hockey coach here and a former minor-league star, died of liver disease Friday (Feb. 10, 1995) at the Auventine Retirement Center in Fenton. He was 73 and had lived in Olivette.Mr. Olson began playing...
Emersons' Capital Night out Couple Has Dinner at the White House
Did your invitation to Thursday night's state dinner at the White House get lost in the mail? Here's Bill Emerson to fill you in.Emerson is the affable Republican congressman from southeastern Missouri who is this year's chairman of the congressional...
Ex-Athletes Untangle Mystery
Slashback A novel by Paul Levin 350 pages, Morrow, $22 The Sinner's League A novel by L.L. Enger 275 pages, Penzier, $21</P><P>WHAT HAPPENS to all those pro athletes when the final whistle blows on their careers? We know many,...
Ex-Georgetown Player Smith Still Doing Hard Time
Clocks stand still in prison. A minute takes a lifetime to pass, which is odd, because when Charles Smith was on the outside, he never seemed to have enough time to get everything done.On the really bad days (which was every day), Smith studied the snapshot...
Ex-NBA Player Charles Smith Still Doing Hard Time
Clocks stand still in prison. A minute takes a lifetime to pass, which is odd, because when Charles Smith was on the outside, he never seemed to have enough time to get everything done.On the really bad days (which was every day), Smith studied the snapshot...
Farewell to Utopia Laclede Town Was a '60S Vision or an Urban Paradise
IN A WAY, a photograph says it all a picture of the way things used to be. Of utopia, or so it seemed.The photo appeared in a November 1969 issue of the Post-Dispatch Sunday Pictures magazine, a cover shot of three people talking at a LaClede Town Urban...
Feeding on Each Other, Haleys Nourish Tigers
The Haley twins, the Missouri basketball team's 2 Live Crew, consider themselves essentially the same person. So Sammie Haley's recent emergence elicits gratification rather than jealousy from Simeon."I feel it, I feel it," Simeon Haley said, smiling.Their...
For Minor Leaguers, Deciding to Play Is a Tough Call
While working at his father's barbeque store in Evansville, Ind., Tim Marx, minor-league baseball player, was receiving congratulations on his recent marriage. He also was trying not to laugh in friendly, but naive, faces."It was hilarious," he said....
From `Ditch Rich' to `Get Rich' Ducks' First Rose Bowl Changed Line on Brooks
Five months ago Rich Brooks was very much a coach on the hot seat.He was coming off a 5-6 season at the University of Oregon. His Ducks lost to Hawaii in week two of the 1994 season.There were "Ditch Rich" signs around town. One day his daughter was...
Garris Works Ot; Illini Win 104-97
The adage that big-time players win big games was confirmed again Saturday. That's when the often spectacular and rarely dull Kiwane Garris took his University of Illinois teammates for a ride in overtime.With the game tied 93-93, Garris scored six points...
Gay and Lesbian Travel Agents Are Fine-Tuning Services for Clients
GAY AND LESBIAN travel seems to be out of the closet for good, with tours and cruises increasing in number and visibility. Such companies as Cunard and American Airlines are lending their familiar emblems to targeted sales brochures.The International...
Gender Gap Found in Law School Grades
Some male law students at the University of Pennsylvania devised a career strategem a few years ago: Sign up for a course that has lots of women.That would increase your chances of getting a grade higher than the minimally acceptable "qualified," or...
Growing Pains for Shaq, Magic
Shaq is grumpy.NBA officials have irked him by allowing what he considers a nightly beating. He barked at teammates in a recent game. He stopped talking to the media for nine days. Not even the clinching of an All-Star starting berth cheered him publicly....
Hair-Raising Story about Brain Surgeon
Dear Ann Landers: I have been reading your column ever since I was in high school. I am now a grandfather.Generally, I think you try to be fair and even-handed, but I believe you are a little too hard on lawyers. Doctors, on the other hand, seem to get...
Hard to Resist Texans' Trashy Power Struggle
FIVE MINUTES into "Texas Justice" (8 p.m. Sunday and Monday on Channel 2), Peter Strauss strips off Heather Locklear's black stockings and kisses her feet, while she splashes champagne in her cleavage so he can lick it off. That charming moment sets...
Hero: Fascinating Tale of a Famous Admiral's Life - and Love
Nelson A Personal History By Christopher Hibbert 395 pages, Addison Wesley, $30</P><P>HORATIO NELSON was probably the most famous seaman in British history, and very likely the paramount figure in the history of naval warfare. In...
Hill First NBA Rookie to Lead in Balloting
Michael Jordan never did it. Neither did Magic Johnson. Nor Larry Bird. Nor Shaquille O'Neal. Which left Detroit Pistons forward Grant Hill somewhat perplexed as he became the first rookie in history to lead all players in National Basketball Association...
Hitting a High Note
NEW BUILDING. New coach. New attitude.What better time for the St. Louis Blues to unveil a new uniform?After a lockout that canceled nearly half the season, the Blues finally are settling into their new home, the Kiel Center. New coach and general manager...
Ho-Hum: 29 by Claggett Carry Slu Billikens Bop Memphis 68-52 and Join Tigers atop Great Midwest
With each game, Erwin Claggett enhances his place in history as the most prolific scorer the Great Midwest Conference's four-season life.But he's a victim of his own magnificence.Really, scoring 29 points against any basketball team should merit acclaim....
Hot Shots: Roast Honors Ozzie Smith as Hero of the Heart
THE TROUBLE with roasts is that they are seldom funny.As the Ozzie Smith, Ronald McDonald, Hero of The Heart Roast on Feb. 4 limped along laughless, Mad Hungarian Al Hrabosky offered to turn over his place at the lectern to anyone in the audience - anyone!Someone...
How Do I Love Thee
It's hearts-and-flowers time again. But this Valentine's Day, there's no need to leave terms of endearment up to Hallmark.Romance writing isn't your forte? Not to worry. You can borrow exquisitely expressed sentiment from any number of famous sources...
Human Voice as Intimate Instrument Joan Labarbara Makes Noises Become Music
VOCALIST Joan LaBarbara squeals, whinnies, grunts, huffs, puffs, snorts, makes throat ululations and nasal whines, along with a wide assortment of mouth percussion effects. Her technique encompasses primal sounds that grown-ups generally don't use...
Ice Beer Busch Product Beat Miller's to the Market but Went Flat
Anheuser-Busch's top executives rushed their company's ice beer to market last year, driven by the fear that the Miller Brewing Co. would grab another success as it did a generation ago with light beer.But so far, A-B's ice beer - Ice Draft from Budweiser...
Ideas, Self-Portraits Bloom at Bus Shelters
Here's what Keenan Bridges, 14, wants to tell his fellow St. Louisans:"To the many people of St. Louis. We need to try to keep art programs like this one going. It even keeps kids out of trouble, and can actually learn from it, and will also help people...
In the Mating Game, the Rules of Etiquette Should Still Apply
THE SECOND thing that people want to toss aside when they fall madly in love is etiquette. They can't wait to be free of it, casting it all in a heap on the floor while they attend to what they believe to be the more urgent needs of passion.Miss Manners...
Islanders Outfight Sabres 2-1, End 3-Game Slide
Jamie McLennan stopped 26 shots and goals by Ray Ferraro and Troy Loney helped the New York Islanders snap a losing streak at three games with a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in Uniondale, N.Y.McLennan's best save came midway through...
Jacobsen Surges to 3-Shot Buick Lead
Shooting for his second successive win, Peter Jacobsen pulled away on the back nine Saturday with an eagle and two birdies, finishing with a 4-under-par 68 and a 3-stroke lead after three rounds of the Buick Invitational in San Diego.Jacobsen, who had...
Janney Scratched; Trade Talk Swirls
In the National Hockey League, an elite - and healthy - player rarely skates with the "extras" at a day-of-game workout.But Saturday morning, while the Blues gathered for a team meeting at Kiel Center to discuss the Winnipeg Jets, elite playmaker Craig...
Jefferson City Outlasts Hobbled Incarnate Word in Ot
For three quarters Saturday, injury-riddled Incarnate Word managed to hang tough against visiting Jefferson City. But the Lady Jays eventually outlasted IWA 66-64 in overtime.The Red Knights, behind April McKinney's 17 first-half points, led 30-19 at...
Judicial Censorship
Thankfully, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Robert L. Campbell's order to keep the St. Louis Business Journal from printing a story didn't last long. But the mere fact that he would issue a ruling so counter to the First Amendment and a long tradition...
Jurors Visiting Scene Simpson Case Move Could Taint Trial
For a jury, a visit to the scene of the crime can be an invaluable tool in understanding a complex criminal case."If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a three-dimensional view of the crime scene is worth 1,000 pictures," said Peter Arenella, a law professor...
Kidd a Key Man as Flames Roast Dallas
Trevor Kidd turned aside 34 shots and registered his first career shutout as the Calgary Flames ended a four-game winless streak against the Dallas Stars with a 6-0 victory Saturday night.Calgary, 0-3-1 in its previous four meetings with Dallas, hadn't...
Lafayette Leaves Competition in Its Wake
Lafayette High cruised to its first Missouri boys swimming championship Saturday, outscoring runner-up Parkway West 202-135.Parkway Central finished third with 100 points, and defending champion Mary Institute-Country Day School was fifth with 96."It...
Light Sculptures Cast Serene Glow
THE ELEGANT, eloquent exhibition of Isamu Noguchi's light sculptures at the St. Louis Art Museum is quiet testimony to the expressive power of a simple, humble material - paper - and a basic element - light.Noguchi (1904-88) was born in the U.S., spent...
Mac Hopeful on Jet's Future Makes a Big Push for MD-11 Orders
McDonnell Douglas Corp. says that reports of the MD-11's death are greatly exaggerated.Top McDonnell officials were quoted last week as saying they might have to shut down production of the jumbo jet next year and furlough thousands of workers in California.But...
`Mad about Golf' Designs Products for Everyday Golf
Mad about golf, Paul Savage wanted to find a way to become more connected to it.So he did what any golf-loving daredevil might do. He found an investor and started his own golf business, which appropriately enough is called Mad About Golf, Inc., in Grover.Mad...
Malcolm X's Many Images Author's Questions Have No Easy Answers
Making Malcolm The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X By Michael Eric Dyson 202 pages, Oxford, $19.95</P><P>IN THE BEGINNING of "Making Malcolm," Michael Eric Dyson confidently and forcefully states that the aim of this book is to "make...
Man and `Superman' Meet Match at Rep
They don't wear blue costumes or flashy capes, and they don't leap tall buildings at a single bound. But George Bernard Shaw knew exactly what he was doing when he wrote a play about men and women, and called it "Man and Superman."As usual, Shaw was...
Metric Is in, out in Canada Dual System Persists, as Measurements Mix
Ask a Torontonian how far it is to Montreal, and he'll tell you it's about 500 kilometers. But ask about the distance to the right field wall at the Skydome, and he'll say it's 375 feet.Talk about a scorcher of a summer day with your neighbor, and he'll...
Meyer Frustrated by Roadblocks
Stuart Meyer, the retired Cardinals president who is on the owners' negotiating committee, has been negotiating labor agreements since 1967. But, never, he said, has he encountered the roadblocks he has found in dealing with the baseball players' association."We're...
Meyer Frustrated by Roadblocks
Stuart Meyer, the retired Cardinals president who is on the owners' negotiating committee, has been negotiating labor agreements since 1967. But he said he never has encountered the roadblocks he has found in dealing with the baseball players' association."We're...
Michigan St. Comes Up Big in Second Half
Although Penn State had a 32-28 lead at halftime over No. 7 Michigan State, coach Bruce Parkhill sensed something was wrong with the Nittany Lions."They looked like they were down 30 points," he said. "I just can't explain it."Shortly thereafter, the...
Mighty Dog: Sign-Reading Doberman Assists Hearing-Impaired Couple
Phoenix enjoys playing, being petted and meeting visitors, but the 1-year-old Doberman is no ordinary family pet.She understands hand gestures popularized by the American Kennel Club, and she responds to commands in three languages - German, English...
Mikkelsen Was at Center of Big Change in the NBA
On Nov. 22, 1950, at the Minneapolis Auditorium, the Fort Wayne Pistons edged the Minneapolis Lakers, 19-18, a score that shocked the National Basketball Association into the eventual implementation of the 24-second shot clock. The cure worked so well...
Missouri College Has Latino Chief `I Wasn't Even a Citizen,' He Says
Julio Leon knows the phrase "Only in America" can sound trite, yet, he says, the words ring true in his case.Where else but in the United States, he wonders, could an immigrant ascend to the top spot at a state-run university?"I wasn't even a citizen...
Missouri Marines Bitter over 2nd Iwo Jima Battle
FIFTY YEARS AGO this month, the United States Marines fought and bled their way into history on the small volcanic island of Iwo Jima.The second battle of Iwo Jima is going on now. This time, things don't look too good for the Marines.Let me give you...
Moral Questions Linger on Abortion
On the face of it, Rep. Henry Waxman's defense of President Bill Clinton's nominee for surgeon general seems quite compelling: Yes, Dr. Henry Foster Jr. performed abortions. But abortion is legal in this country. So, what is the fuss about?The fact of...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
In the proud history of Upon Further Review, thousands of classically stupid events have come to our attention.But never has one come close to the hilarity generated by the remarkable bout between Cincinnati Cyclones coach DON JACKSON and SIR SLAP SHOT,...
Mu Tacks 81-79 Loss on Cowboys Victory Sends Tigers into Tie for First Place in Big Eight Standings
So it didn't resemble, as Missouri coach Norm Stewart had ventured, "two sea walruses trying to mate." The heralded clash between 24th-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 13 Mizzou on Saturday at the Hearnes Center still delivered all the fury and intrigue...
National Funeral Chain Buys Clacaterra, Shepard
WEEK'S WRAP: Calcaterra Funeral Home on The Hill and Shepard Funeral Chapel in Berkeley have been bought out by a national chain, Service Corporation International of Houston. . . .Marilu Henner, star of "Taxi" and "Evening Shade," will join the star-studded...
NBA Stars: Changing of Guard Eastern Conference Sports a Fresh Look
There's a changing of the All-Star guard in the Eastern Conference.Perennial All-Stars such as Michael Jordan and Isiah Thomas have retired, Dominique Wilkins didn't make the team, and Mark Price is injured. With that group gone, the All-Star game belongs...
`Nice Event': Bill and Joann Emerson's Night out at the White House
Did your invitation to Thursday night's state dinner at the White House get lost in the mail? Here's Bill Emerson to fill you in.Emerson is the affable Republican congressman from southeastern Missouri who is this year's chairman of the congressional...
Nicknames: Let's Do the Right Thing
St. John's Redmen ... Imagine how offensive that Native American-bashing nickname must have been all those years to the Mohawk tribesmen whose ironworking skills helped build New York's skyscrapers.The Atlanta Braves keep tomahawk-chopping away. The...
No. 2 Kansas Cuts Oklahoma Down to Size
Technical fouls called on Oklahoma fueled rallies by Kansas in each half as the No. 2 Jayhawks overpowered the smaller Sooners inside for a 93-76 victory Saturday in Lawrence, Kan."We tried to make (the size advantage) the most important part of the...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>A tournament March 5 on Table Rock Lake will open the Ozark Division Red Man bass schedule. The five other tournaments will be March 26 at Lake of the Ozarks, April 23 at Bull Shoals, June 25 on Truman Lake, July 30 on...
Nurse-Midwifery Takes Baby Step toward Mainstream
When Robert Samuel Kellan Ghio was born Jan. 8 at the University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, it wasn't just his parents' lives that changed.The 8 pound, 15 ounce baby changed the health-care landscape in Missouri, if only slightly.Kellan, as he's...
Passing the Bucks What You Buy, See, Is the Right to Buy Something Else Later on, See, and It's, like, the Next Big Thing
IF FAN ACCEPTANCE in St. Louis is any indication, personal seat licenses might become as much a part of professional athletics as safety blitzes, slam dunks and slap shots."I think it's going to be the wave of the future," said Thomas F. Eagleton, the...
People
The new Miss USA, CHELSI SMITH of Houston, said she plans to draw on her biracial background to teach children about the harms of racism and the importance of self-esteem.Smith, 21, objects to being considered solely African-American and says she is...
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