St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 28, 1995

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14 Arrested in Protest of Dioxin Incinerator Builder Gives Foes Kool-Aid, Sympathy
County police arrested 14 people on trespassing charges Thursday when they tried to enter Times Beach to protest the construction of a dioxin incinerator.The protesters crawled through an aluminum gate and sprawled at the feet of 17 police officers standing...
$16.3 Billion in Cuts Clears Clinton's Desk Social Programs Trimmed in Compromise Bill
President Bill Clinton signed a bill containing $16.3 billion in social program cuts Thursday in a compromise with Congress.Clinton also won another victory as the House overwhelmingly voted to protect the administration-backed space station from elimination.But...
3 Labor Giants Set Merger in Motion New Union to Be Nation's Largest If Members Say Yes
Leaders of the unions representing autoworkers, steelworkers and machinists made it official Thursday that they plan to merge, creating the nation's biggest union - with almost 2 million members.The combined union would be the largest in Missouri, with...
A Memorable Collection of Memorabilia
FROM THE OUTSIDE, the house of Robert and Mary Brent looks like any other home in this quiet, south St. Louis neighborhood: neat, well-kept, painstakingly maintained.That's where the similarity ends.A visit inside reveals a virtual museum of political...
An Expensive Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take the atmosphere and product volume of a market, antique store, novelty and hobby shop, candy factory, baseball old-timers game, Sam's Warehouse Club and summer carnival. Cram it all under the roof of America's Center in downtown St. Louis.That's...
Angels Beat Indians; Martinez (9-1) Loses
Dennis Martinez failed in his bid to become the first Cleveland pitcher in 58 years to win his first 10 decisions of a season, taking the loss in the California Angels' 6-3 victory Wednesday.Martinez (9-1), who was the first Indians pitcher to open a...
Appointment of Interim Chief May Be Near
After interviewing a third candidate from the Rockwood School District for interim superintendent in the Francis Howell schools, Jan Regot of the School Board said announcement of an appointee could come as early as Monday.In a closed session Wednesday,...
Area Pro Update
STAMPEDE</P><P>Just The Facts: Defeated Charlotte 34-26 last Friday at Kiel Center.</P><P>Star Gazing: Stampede quarterback John Kaleo threw for two touchdowns.</P><P>Record: 7-3 and in first place in the Central...
Attack Speeds Teen toward Adult Prison Killer, 16, Threatens Guard, Loses Juvenile Status
Murderer Kareem Jett of Edwardsville will mark his 17th birthday Wednesday by going directly to an adult prison because he attacked and threatened to kill a guard at a juvenile center an hour after he arrived.The attack Tuesday means that Jett - who...
Barnes Shoots a 67, Leads British Senior; Murphy Is One Back
Brian Barnes rolled in a 90-foot birdie putt at the final hole for a 5-under-par 67 Thursday and a 1-stroke lead in the British Seniors Open in Portrush, Northern Ireland.American Bob Murphy and Ireland's Michael Murphy were tied for second at 68, one...
Big Deal(s): Blues, Cardinals Send Shanahan, Hill Packing
Fans couldn't find a major professional sports game to watch in St. Louis on Thursday. But they got to see some big-league dealing.And it had nothing to do with the sports collectors convention at America's Center.On Thursday evening, Blues coach and...
Big Deal(s): Blues, Cardinals Send Shananan, Hill Packing
Fans couldn't find a major professional sports game to watch in St. Louis on Thursday. But they got to see some big-league dealing.And it had nothing to do with the sports collectors convention at America's Center.On Thursday evening, Blues coach and...
Bones Found near Creek Bed Believed Centuries-Old Indian
Skeletal remains discovered Saturday near a creek bed in St. Peters are believed to be those of an Indian who died several hundred years ago.Dr. Mary Case, St. Charles County medical examiner, called on her staff forensic anthropologist to help make...
Boone Ousts St. Peters from Tourney
Tony Primeau, manager of the St. Peters American Legion baseball team, knew what was coming. But he and his ballclub couldn't do a thing to stop it."I know (Daniel Boone) likes to bunt and we worked a lot on defensing the bunt in practice on Tuesday,"...
Boys' Club Members to Attend Scrimmage
Five hundred youths from the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club will be guests of the Rams at Saturday's scrimmage at Kirkwood High School. Maryville University, which is using the scrimmage as a fund raiser, is providing the free tickets.The Rams are providing...
Briefs
HOME SALES Bill Requires Notification On Streets</P><P>Sellers of houses in unincorporated parts of St. Louis County would have to tell buyers whether their street is private or public under a bill passed Thursday by the County Council.</P><P>The...
British Champ Daly Struggles to 72, Trails by 7 in Dutch Open
Scott Hoch and Philip Walton took the spotlight from British Open champ John Daly on Thursday, shooting 6-under 65s to tie for the first-round lead in the Dutch Open. Daly struggled to a 72.Daly drew the biggest crowds of the day at the event in Hilversum,...
Burning Up the Links at Old Warson C.C
SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES: Old Warson C.C. closed its 18-hole golf course about a week ago (as in 1994) because the greens are burning up - so are the members! Golf course supe Tommy Stone said that a new grass, Pennlinks, was seeded last fall. "We're...
Cardinals Disarming Once Again
The Cardinals have kindly donated Ken Hill to Cleveland. They have wasted another talented pitcher. Nothing new here. Busch Stadium is the place where live arms come to die, the place where young pitching minds are turned to mush.Hill gets an asterisk,...
Casino Firm Will Pay for Landing's Garage but It Will Be Smaller Than Original Plan
Developers of a proposed casino near Laclede's Landing have agreed to build the project's garage instead of relying on the city to do so.Larry Bushong, city development chief, said Thursday that the garage commitment - along with some other changes -...
Chasing the Dream Long Day Ends with Pink Panther
The drudgery of two-a-days.In the offseason, I want to play so bad. I want to hit. And then when the season comes, when you've got to go through the grind of two-a-days, it's like, "Why am I doing this?"But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel...
China's Prisons Brutal, Activists Say Officials Secretive about Penal System
IT IS A WORLD where you are beaten for working too slowly and starved for not working hard enough. It is where you can be sent for years - even without a trial - to toil 14 hours a day under perilous conditions.This is life in China's prison system,...
Chinese Tape Says Activist Lied in Report
THE CHINESE government claimed Thursday that an American human rights activist charged with spying had confessed to using false identities and documents to film news reports about Chinese prisons.The government unleashed its propaganda broadside against...
Church Ntoes
Hungarian Speaker</P><P>Janos Hunyadi of the Reformed Theological Seminary of Sarospatak, Hungary, will speak at the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, 7400 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie. The church has...
Civil War Buffs Honor `Forgotten' Gen. Grant City Hall Statue to Be Site of Ceremony
Civil War re-enactors here plan to salute a man they say St. Louis has largely forgotten: Gen. U.S. Grant.At 7 tonight, a dozen men in Civil War uniforms and four or five women in period garb will gather at the statue of Grant outside City Hall for...
Clerk's Killer Is Mentally Ill, Defense Argues
A St. Clair County judge will hear evidence today for a second day on whether Ranan A. Young of Swansea was mentally ill when he shot and killed a convenience store clerk in Belleville.Last week, Young agreed in a court hearing that evidence in the...
Concrete Reasons Make White Special on Court
They put a basketball in her hands and her father cradled her on a court the day baby Stephanie White came home from the hospital. The ball, alas, eclipsed her entire body, so for art's sake it's a volleyball she clasps in the photo her proud grandfather...
Costner: Drowning in Money and Length
"WATERWORLD"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:13.TWO hundred million dollars.Now that we have that out of the way, what about the movie? You know, the thing on the screen, as opposed to the stuff on the balance sheet.Well, it's a pretty good summer movie,...
Discussions of Affirmative Action Often Ignore Points of Agreement
You've seen those truncated graphs statisticians sometimes use to exaggerate change. The lines or bars may show wild fluctuations in income, mean temperature or voter turnout - whatever. But the legend will reveal that the changes are mere ripples -...
Don't Cut off Federal Economic Booster Commerce Department Is an Effective Voice for American Jobs and Business
Proposals to dismember, dismantle or gut the U.S. Commerce Department are tantamount to unilateral disarmament in the battle for global competitiveness. They are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the department's - and the nation's - mission...
Duchesne Star Isaak Bound for Southwest, with Focus on Classroom, off Playing Field
Dan Isaak has made his college choice - he will be attending Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield - but he won't be playing soccer.At least not this year.Isaak, a Duchense High graduate, was named to the Post-Dispatch All-Metro team as...
Edgar Mulls Pension-Fattening Plan
Elected county government officials would be eligible for thousands of dollars in fatter pensions under early-retirement legislation before Governor Jim Edgar.The proposal would empower county governments, townships, park districts and school boards...
Elephants and Green Berets in Vietnam: Yes, Really
"OPERATION DUMBO DROP"Rating: PG (mildly offensive language, some violence, adult themes).Running time: 1:42.DISBELIEF, just like an 8,000-pound elephant in a parachute, must be more than slightly suspended while watching this Disney revision of a true...
Ernest Borgnine to Return in Network Comedy Show
A PALM reader laid it all out for Navy gunner's mate Ernest Borgnine 50 years ago: Nothing but good things. A great future. Lots of money.Relaxing in his sunny, spacious hilltop home, his "Marty" best-actor Oscar standing guard on a bookshelf, Borgnine...
Expert: Blood Put on Empty Sock Stain Was Pressed, Not Spattered, Simpson Defense Witness Says
Blood on a sock found in O.J. Simpson's bedroom was not spattered but was applied through "direct compression," a forensics expert testified Thursday.Herbert MacDonell told jurors that the blood had seeped through the sock at the ankle to the opposite...
Ex-Teammates Happy Hill Going from Last to First
Some of his Cardinals teammates were envious of Ken Hill's escape from the National League Central Division basement, and wondering why the Cards had acquired him in the first place."Take me with you," shortstop Ozzie Smith joked. "Some guys have all...
Forgotten No Longer Korean War Memorial Dedicated
It has been called the forgotten war, but the 1.5 million Americans who fought in the Korean War were honored Thursday at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, 42 years after the armistice was signed at Panmunjom.President Bill Clinton...
Girl Who Accused Lawmaker Is Jailed
She was 16 when soon-to-be Rep. Mel Reynolds pulled up in a Cadillac and offered her a ride. Her lurid tale of a sexual affair led to Reynolds' felony indictment; her claim that she made it all up left the case hanging by a thread.On Thursday, Beverly...
Girl Who Won't Leave Nest Should Help Line It
Dear Abby: I need your advice on a continuing problem in our household.The oldest of my two daughters graduated from college a couple of years ago and holds down a full-time job. She still lives at home but contributes nothing toward household expenses....
Gop Launches Ad Defending Medicare Plan
Republicans, calling Medicare "too young to die," unveiled an ad Thursday defending their plans to cut costs in the health plan for the aged. Democrats demanded an early look at the changes the GOP hopes to propose and act on in September.House Republicans...
Gop Targets Student Loan Program Too Expensive, Republicans Say; Democrats, College Officials Disagree
House Republicans no longer want to limit President Bill Clinton's direct student loan program. They want to scrap it, saying it's too expensive.In a move that St. Louis area college administrators and Democrats in Congress criticized, Republicans want...
Gop Targets Student Loan Program Too Expensive, Republicans Say; Democrats, College Officials Disagree
House Republicans no longer want to limit President Bill Clinton's direct student loan program. They want to scrap it, saying it's too expensive.In a move that St. Louis area college administrators and Democrats in Congress criticized, Republicans want...
Guy Clark Still Finds Songwriting Hard Work New `Dublin Blues' Is Only the Eighth Album from This Folk Icon
GUY CLARK figures there are only three parts of songwriting that are hard."Getting started, the middle part, then getting finished," he says.An icon to the last decade's wave of folk/country songwriters, like Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle and Nanci Griffith,...
Health Insurance, Heck: Let's Fix Hospital Gowns
THE PROBLEM in this country is that we keep finding new problems, but we never solve the old ones.We chew around about dress codes for our children and how to keep Spandex from riding up to our necks and choking us to death. Yet how many years have we...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer camps have been scheduled:Kickin' With The State Champs, a soccer skills camp, will be held Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Duchesne High. The camp, open to fourth- , fifth- and sixth-grade boys, will be conducted by Eastern Missouri...
`I Just Play What I Like' Musselwhite Defines Versatility
CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE was patiently fielding technical questions from an amateur harmonica player.And considering that the telephone conversation was supposed to be an interview about his years in the storied Chicago blues scene, he was showing a great...
Indiana's Miss Basketball Is a `Can't Miss' as a Role Model
They put a basketball in her hands and her father cradled her on a court the day baby Stephanie White came home from the hospital. The ball, alas, eclipsed her entire body, so for art's sake it's a volleyball she clasps in the photo her proud grandfather...
Information Highway: Serious Terror Online
"THE NET"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:58.THERE is a very scary, and very real, premise behind the so-so techno-thriller "The Net," which stars Sandra Bullock as a computer analyst who runs afoul of cyber-saboteurs.All kinds of basic information about...
J.B. Marine Looking for U.S. Title from Trip
Mike Gauvain, coach of the J.B. Marine under-18 soccer squad, has noticed a change in his players.As J.B. Marine prepared for its trip to Florida for the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships this weekend at the West Palm Beach Polo and Country Club,...
Judge Rebuffs Claim by Inmate Killer Loses Argument Alleging Racial Bias
A judge in Jefferson County has rejected an argument from a death-row inmate that the judge at his trial, Earl Blackwell of Hillsboro, was racially biased and used the trial to try to win an election.Brian J. Kinder of Festus, who is black, made the...
Korean War Memorial Dedicated in Capital
It has been called the forgotten war, but the 1.5 million Americans who fought in the Korean War were honored Thursday at the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, 42 years after the armistice was signed at Panmunjom.President Bill Clinton...
Let the Sun Shine on Lobbyists
The Senate has finally passed a bill to shed stronger light on who lobbies whom in Washington and for how much. The current act, 49 years old, is so inadequate that a mere 3,500 people are registered as lobbyists; the true number, according to the General...
Lewis Offers Prescription for What Ails Track and Field
Carl Lewis came to town Thursday for the U.S. Olympic Festival and, like Al Oerter earlier in the week, criticized track and field for not doing enough to attract and keep fans in this country.Lewis, who will compete in the long jump Saturday in the...
Longmire's Pinch-Homer Helps Phils Sweep Bucs
Pinch-hitter Tony Longmire hit a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Wednesday for a sweep of their twi-night doubleheader.The Phillies won the opener 2-1 on Mickey Morandini's...
Mayor Wants Plan for Bigger Party Next 4th of July
The mayor of St. Charles wants the city to put on a better Fourth of July party next year.Mayor Robert L. Moeller acknowledged that the committee that planned this year's event "had its hands tied and a limited budget."But, he said, "I've given bigger...
May, Penney Raise Bid for Chain $409 Million Joint Bid Seeks 29 Stores
May Department Stores Co. is back in the hunt for a bankrupt chain of stores in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.May and J.C. Penney Co. said Thursday they had submitted a joint bid for the assets of Woodward & Lothrop Inc. The chain has 15 department...
Medical Pac Upped Support for Speaker, Tort Reform
When the Republicans took over the Illinois House in January, Rep. Lee Daniels, the GOP House leader, vowed that his new majority would rein in medical malpractice lawsuits.Right around that time, Daniels, of Elmhurst, started getting some extraordinary...
Medicare Myths Prevent a Fix
Thirty years after Congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed the act creating Medicare, government-backed health care is being hailed by its supporters as a savior for the elderly. In fact, Medicare was conceived in a lie, imposing a heavy...
Mileage Mania Frequent-Flier Gimmicks Take Off
It used to be you had to fly to earn frequent-flier miles. Now you can earn mileage from your dry cleaning.Fifteen years after American Airlines introduced the first frequent-flier program, miles have become a commodity with a life of their own. And...
Morning Briefing
Computer Chip Market Gets Tight, Chipmaker Says</P><P>Texas Instruments Inc. is sold out of computer memory chips through September and it does not expect the tight market to loosen until sometime in 1996, a top official said Thursday.</P><P>Kevin...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Miami Dolphins were the friendly fish and invited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three days of shared workouts starting Thursday. But, alas and alack, the gesture was lost in the midst of some fighting words left over from the teams' celebrated brawl...
New EPA Program May Help Cities
One stumbling block to luring manufacturing jobs back to cities has been the costs associated with making vacant and polluted urban land suitable for industrial use. In many cases, federal environmental rules require that such land be cleaned up to meet...
Nickelodeon: It's All Youthful Attitude
NICKELODEON is no longer a mere cable network. It's videotapes, CD-ROMs, home electronics, T-shirts, children's boutiques, theme park rides and 14 million units of an oozy, stretchy, squishy thing called Gak.The idea, executives say, is to make Nickelodeon...
Obituaries
Chester Adam KochChester Adam Koch, 68, of Elsberry, died Wednesday (July 26, 1995) on his farm in Pike County of injuries he suffered in a tractor accident.Mr. Koch was a farmer for many years in eastern Lincoln and Pike counties.A funeral service will...
Party Officials Have Leg Up on State Jobs Political Patronage Looks Healthy in Illinois
Five years ago the U.S. Supreme Court declared political patronage dead.But in Illinois, rumors of its death have been greatly exaggerated.A Post-Dispatch analysis of state payroll records found that precinct committeemen - the foot soldiers who get...
People
Two men are behind bars awaiting court appearances in the latest celebrity stalking cases, this time involving LESLEY STAHL of "60 Minutes" and singer ROBERTA FLACK.A California man - Leslie Stein, 45 - was arrested last week on charges of making as...
Perez, Expos Make Short Work of Cardinals
Baseball's new speed-up rules aren't officially scheduled to take effect until today's games, but the Cardinals and the Montreal Expos hustled up the process on Thursday afternoon.The Cardinals, apparently eager to beat a hasty retreat in their third...
Pettitte Shuts out Royals as Yankees Stay on Roll
Andy Pettitte shut out Kansas City on four hits for 7 1/3 innings Thursday, giving the visiting New York Yankees a 1-0 victory over the Royals.Pettitte (6-6), struck out five and walked five as the Yankees won their eighth game in the last nine starts...
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: ACCIDENTSPevely: Ronald D. Hill of Crystal City was killed in a one-vehicle accident...
Post Office to Close after String of Crimes Workers Relieved; Residents Disgruntled
An armed robbery last month at the Fairgrounds Station post office left postal workers fearing for their lives and residents looking for a new post office.The small post office, called a substation because of the low volume of mail it handles, is using...
Pressure on Keenan Now: Big Time
This morning, casual hockey fans probably are wondering, "Who the hell is Chris Pronger?" Well, no need to agonize. Blues general manager-coach Mike Keenan provides all the answers for the curious.In a news conference overripe with hype, Keenan explained...
Public Will Pay Indicted Candidate's Lawyer
A judge has granted a request by Penny Alcott to have taxpayers foot the bill for her own lawyer to defend her against charges she was a "stalking-horse" candidate in 1993 for St. Louis Comptroller Virvus Jones.U.S. Magistrate Judge Frederick R. Buckles,...
Reno Defends Use of Gas at Waco
Attorney General Janet Reno defended on Thursday her decision to use tear gas to end the siege at Waco. But Reno and top FBI officials said they would not have proceeded if they had thought David Koresh and his followers would commit suicide.Jeffrey...
Reviews Recordings
"FOO FIGHTERS"(Rowsell/Capitol)In the first release from a former member of Nirvana since the suicide of Kurt Cobain, the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl faces the stiff winds of speculation without so much as a hint of morose introspection.If there is any...
Richard S. Weiss; Civic Leader, Executive
Richard S. Weiss, an executive for many years in the shoe industry in St. Louis and a community leader, died Thursday (July 27, 1995) after suffering a heart attack while vacationing in Alamosa, Colo. He was 57 and lived in Ladue.Since 1962, Mr. Weiss...
Riverqueens Petra-Fied Opponents Jackson Five Goes for Wba Title Saturday Night against Twisters
As coach Jean Pate sees it, just watching Petra Jackson might be worth the price of admission to a St. Louis RiverQueens basketball game."When she's on the floor, it's all business," Pate said. "There are times when she explodes off a fastbreak after...
Runaround? No Laugh Track for Bettis
It was a deep laugh. A long laugh, involving every one of Jimmie Jones' 276 pounds. The defensive end laughed as if it were one of the funniest things he'd ever heard.The question:Pretend I'm Rams general manager Steve Ortmayer. I approach you about...
Science Takes Center Stage Scientific Subjects Have Long Been a Staple for Film Makers. Now Playwrights Are Getting in on the Act
YOU CANNOT stir things apart," observes a 13-year-old prodigy in Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," which is playing in New York City. She points out that if you stir jam in rice pudding, you cannot unstir it by moving the spoon backward. "Do you not think this...
Searching for Answers after a Suicide
The headline was chilling: "Young Presbyterian Minister Takes His Life." Across the ensuing days it was one of the major stories in the news. Fashionable reasoning was coupled always with the intractable "Why?" Alongside all the other tragic stories...
Senate Approves Five-Year Extension of Aids Money
The Senate voted to reauthorize the Ryan White act supporting AIDS funding Thursday after rejecting mandatory AIDS testing of babies and pregnant women.The bill to extend the program for five years passed by a 97-3 vote, but only after two days of assaults...
Service for Hoffa to Be Special for Daughter
The daughter of ex-Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa said she hopes that a 20th anniversary memorial service for her father in Detroit on Sunday will help bring some peace to her family."We're doing it for ourselves," said Barbara Ann Crancer, an associate...
Sex Act Is Linked to Fatal I-55 Crash Suspect Told Police Girlfriend Bit Him
A man driving 75 mph on Interstate 55 last November was engaging in a sex act with his girlfriend when he caused a fatal crash, police say.The Jefferson County prosecutor's office charged David Zaricor, 19, of Memphis, Tenn., earlier this week with manslaughter...
Shanahan, Pronger at Opposite Ends
The lives and careers of Brendan Shanahan and Chris Pronger were worlds apart on Thursday when the Blues sent Shanahan to Hartford for Pronger.Shanahan, a 26-year-old left winger, learned of the trade while visiting New York City, the city that never...
Sheriff's Unit Starts First Crime Fight New 3-Member Special Intelligence Team Nabs Fugitive
One down and 5,999 to go.That's the off-and-running score tallied by a new unit in the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.Called the "FIRST Unit," the three-member team has as one of its jobs the apprehension and the serving of warrants on 6,000...
Sigma-Aldrich Rides High on Demand for Products
Sigma-Aldrich Corp. said Thursday that earnings rose 16 percent to $33.5 million as sales climbed by 15 percent to $243.3 million for the three months that ended June 30."Overall, the results reflect a continuing strong demand for our products because...
Sign, Gates Prompt Call for Standards
Mayor Robert L. Moeller says St. Charles needs to set formal building standards for South Main Street now that the City Council has allowed a building owner to erect a new sign and gates for a parking lot.Moeller said Tuesday he would work with members...
Sisters' Night at Ballpark Is Aug. 20
The Sisters of the Most Precious Blood are sponsoring Precious Blood Sisters' Night at Busch Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 20. Game time is 7 p.m.The Cardinals' opponent that night will be the Atlanta Braves.Arrangements have been made for special group seating...
Sky Is Suddenly Clear for Airline Investors
For more than five years, the performance of airline stocks has provided a turbulent flight for investors, with fare wars, bankruptcies, recession, labor disputes and overexpansion shaking their ride.But the sky is suddenly tranquil. After a $510 million...
Smith's Stepfather Shares Blame Sexual Assaults Contributed to Problem, He Says; `I Failed You'
Susan Smith's stepfather, who long ago admitted sexually assaulting her, testified at her murder trial Thursday that he bore some of the guilt for her drowning her two young sons.The stepfather, Beverly Russell - called as Smith's attorneys tried to...
Solidarity Key to Strength in Merger `the Power of Unions Is Always in Numbers'
Three of the largest labor unions in the nation gave fresh meaning to the slogan "Solidarity" Thursday in announcing their plan to merge by the year 2000.The proposal would form one union with about 2 million active members, making it the largest industrial...
Sophie Tucker Wasn't Last of Red Hot Mamas
LOUISE VAN DUZER met her future husband when she was 16 years old, and she married him four years later.Fifty years after that, she divorced him. That was five years ago."I'm starting over," she said.Most people would be intimidated at the thought of...
Swap Shop for Blues, Cards Hill Takes His Leave of Birds
The uneasy marriage between Ken Hill and the Cardinals was terminated Thursday when the slumping pitcher was dealt to the Cleveland Indians for three minor leaguers.David Bell, 22, a third baseman who can play second, was foremost among the players the...
Swap Shop for Blues, Cards Keenan Knows Shanahan Deal Not Popular
Mike Keenan appreciates that a legion of young hockey fans is walking around the St. Louis area wearing Brendan Shanahan's No. 19 Blues jersey. He understands local fans won't give Shanahan up just because he's the newest member of the Hartford Whalers."When...
Taking Ride for Charity `Million-Mile Freddie' Bikes around U.S. to Raise Funds for Research for Leukemia
Forrest Gump blew into town this week disguised as Freddie Hoffman, a church janitor from River Edge, N.J.Hoffman has spent seven summers pedaling his home-built touring bicycle across the United States to raise money for leukemia research and leukemia...
Teacher's Classes Run Gamut of Philosophies on Religion
Eight students enrolled in Blanchard DeMerchant's first "Philosophy of Religion" course last semester. The class members made up a perfect discursive smorgasbord, DeMerchant said - two "flaming" atheists, two agnostics, two Christians and two uncommitted.The...
The Brain Relies on Blood Sugar to Function
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have hypoglycemia. I would appreciate any information on it. I realize that hypoglycemia is not recognized by many physicians as an illness, and little is known about it. But I am desperate to lead a normal life.The brain needs glucose...
Togetherness 10th Annual Black Family Week to Offer Wide Variety of Events
Black Family Week kicks off Saturday with gospel singing from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Alphonsus "Rock" Church, 1118 North Grand Boulevard.Participants include Hopewell Baptist Church Choir, St. Louis Gospel Choral Union, San Francisco Junior Choir, One Accord,...
U.N. Stands Aside on Airstrikes Boutros-Ghali Will Let Military Chiefs Decide When to Bomb Serbs
With U.N. political leaders standing aside, the way now appears open for allies to make good on the threat to bomb Bosnia's Serbs should they attack Gorazde."You can't go about the world saying you're going to do something and then not do it," President...
U.N. Watchdog Quits, Charges `Hypocrisy' Organization Short on Courage, He Says
The United Nations' chief human rights investigator for the former Yugoslavia quit Thursday, accusing the international community of lacking the courage and will to stop atrocities in Bosnia.Tadeusz Mazowiecki said he decided to resign after Western...
Waco Shows Need to Police Police
These are not happy days for law enforcement. The spotlight is on Waco and Ruby Ridge. "Good ol' boys" partied in the woods of Tennessee and may have earned some bigotry merit badges. New York's finest went on a drunk in Washington and Washington's finest,...