St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 16, 1997

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Adversity Bedevils Demons along Trail of 3-18 Season
While the Billikens have had what coach Charlie Spoonhour has called a "stinky year," maybe they ought to recline on the couch and listen to the sad story of the DePaul Blue Demons:Their coach, Joey Meyer, watched his sister die of cancer last summer...
Aging Well: Rams' Staff Has Labor Statistics on Its Side
As the senior member of the senior-laden St. Louis Rams coaching staff, Dick Coury plans to exercise his age-grown wisdom when he begins working with the team's wide receivers.Coury will have years of experience from which to draw - including the realization...
Airlines Wary of Frequent Filchers
DON'T HAVE enough frequent-flier miles for that dream trip to Maui? Or maybe you have more miles than you could possibly use in three lifetimes. No problem. Mileage brokers will pay cash for excess miles or turn someone else's stockpile into a ticket...
Airline Talks Iced before Clinton Acted
Five minutes before the clock struck midnight, negotiators for American Airlines executives and their pilots each called the White House with the same message: More talk wouldn't settle anything.Only seconds before a strike was declared to ground the...
Ambush Wins 15-12 in Ot but Loses Doran
The Ambush's 15-12 overtime victory over the Wichita Wings on Saturday night at Kiel Center came with a stiff price: the loss of player-coach Daryl Doran for up to a month with a knee injury.Joe Reiniger's 3-point goal 5 minutes 46 seconds into sudden...
American Airlines Scrambles to Woo Back Passengers
American Airlines rushed Saturday to put its planes back in the air and passengers into its seats after President Bill Clinton ended a brief strike by pilots.The airline immediately offered big discounts in a bid to attract replacements for the tens...
American Piles Perks on Travelers Airline Wants Its Passengers Back after Clinton Blocks Pilots Strike
With a strike averted, American Airlines quickly switched gears Saturday to keep its planes in the air and tried to lure back passengers with hefty discounts and double frequent-flier miles.An airline spokesman said its planes were running at 58 percent...
Animal Farm
As a child, Ray Berry was fascinated with tigers. Now he raises them. - and assorted other exotic pets - in his own private zoo.LIKE so many of us, Ray Berry and Shirley Traynor share their Pike County home with their pets - four adult Siberian tigers,...
Ankylosing Spondylitis Afflicts Males
Dear Dr. Donohue: Would you please explain ankylosing spondylitis, and touch on its treatment and outlook? It's a 34-year-old man involved. Is it genetic? Would diet affect it or diminish the inflammation and hip and back pain?Ankylosing spondylitis...
An Up, and a Real Downer, from Surfing the Net
Dear Ann Landers: Today is my wife's 44th birthday, but she is not around to celebrate it. I took her life because of an affair that started on the Internet.We had been married for 22 years and had four children. I worked hard all my life and lived up...
Apartheid Leaders Used Drug Attacks on Blacks
The unmasking of the leader of a chemical warfare unit that operated under apartheid has spawned disclosures about secret or illegal attacks on blacks after white minority rule ended.Allegations range from producing chemical weapons to pumping the black...
Are Two Leagues One Too Many for the Women?
In the beginning, there was the college game, which grew up in the 1970s, came of age in the '80s and reached the point in the 1990s where there had to be something more for America's best women's basketball players.They had waited so long. Waited for...
Astronaut Leaves NASA a Legacy Woman Whose Father Died in Capsule Fire Is Specialist in Safety
Sheryl Chaffee Marshall was just 8 years old when she lost her handsome, young father in a grisly fire."Your father's not coming home anymore," her mother said."Oh? You're getting divorced?" the girl asked apprehensively. It was a blur after that. Thirty...
Astronauts Replace Guidance Sensor on Hubble Telescope
The keen-eyed Hubble Space Telescope was upgraded today with an instrument so sensitive it can spot an airplane flying a continent away by merely tracking the motion of its landing light.The new guidance sensor, a collection of mirrors and lenses that...
A Tale of Two Adversaries: How Bosley, Harmon Split Handling of Police Department Spurred Long Dispute
When Freeman Bosley Jr. became mayor on April 20, 1993, Police Chief Clarence Harmon spoke at Bosley's swearing-in ceremony."I was enthusiastic over the promise of the first African-American mayor," Harmon recalls.It wasn't long before the sands began...
A Thoughtful Look at Coverage
TODAY the Post-Dispatch is reprinting on Page 4B of this section a column by Sylvester Brown Jr., publisher of Take Five magazine.I value this column. All his points are worth pondering. Mr. Brown has used his experience of the paper as a starting point...
At the Movies
*Movies, actors and filmmakers nominated for major Academy Awards are marked with an asterisk.NEWAbsolute Power (R, violence, sex; 2:02): Clint Eastwood directs and stars in a terrific thriller about a master thief who has evidence of a murder involving...
At the Theater
Arcadia: A cerebral, demanding and elegant comedy by Tom Stoppard. Events in an English country house at two different times - the early 1800s, and the present - have a strange way of coming together. Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Road. 968-4925....
Avalanche Slash, Blues Burn Colorado Sticks It to St. Louis 5-2
Thwack.Winger Scott Pellerin heard this sickening sound 21 seconds into the second period of the Blues' game against Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Kiel Center.He spun around to see defenseman Chris Pronger writhing on the ice in pain, holding his...
Bad Planning Blamed in Helicopter Crash
Human errors may have contributed to the helicopter collision that killed 73 servicemen earlier this month, says an initial report.The two transport helicopters collided in heavy rain and fog Feb. 4 over the upper Galilee community of Shaar Yeshuv as...
Baiul Had Been Living in the Fast Lane before the Night of the Wreck
Oksana Baiul's soap-operatic orbit was speeding toward doom long before a random Connecticut night.As her world turned from Ukraine orphan to Olympic darling to teenage drunken driver, she played out her lost childhood in life's fast lane.Three nights...
Bereavement Fares: Not Lowest
MOST TRAVELERS don't think much about special emergency air fares until a loved one falls gravely ill. But nine of the 10 largest U.S. passenger airlines offer bereavement fares for travel within North America, and most also offer fares for those visiting...
Bill Walsh Feels Comfortable off the Football Field
Two weeks after the 49ers pulled the shades on their season, Bill Walsh is back at work plotting his future.On this afternoon he is seated in his Menlo Park, Calif. office, staring at a calendar that has him playing tennis one day, speaking to an electronics...
Bipartisan Forces Trying to Regulate Managed Care
A major battle is brewing over health care, and the basic question state legislators are pondering is this: How far can they go in making care more accessible without sending costs soaring?Bipartisan support is building for a legislative package aimed...
Black History Programs Mark Concerns, Contributions
"We are not interested so much in Negro history as in history influenced by the Negro."- Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson, regarded as the "Father of Black History," began an annual celebration of black history because he wanted to make sure the contributions...
Blues Hard Pressed to Find Trade Slack in Payroll Bind
By acquiring Chris McAlpine for Peter Zezel last week, the Blues accomplished two important things.One, they got a righthanded-shooting defenseman to replace injured Al MacInnis.Two, they got out from under one of the big contracts given to veteran players...
Blues Shown What It Takes to Be Champs
Blues fans were in the presence of greatness Saturday at Kiel Center.And we're not talking about Garth Butcher, either, though the affable ex-Blue was kind enough to drop in and sign autographs in the concourse. No, the real spectacle was watching the...
Bomb Suspect's Sister Hinted at `Something Big'
Timothy McVeigh's sister bragged shortly before the Oklahoma City bombing about a revolution against the federal government, newly released court records show.Jennifer McVeigh also predicted that "something big is going to happen with my brother," the...
Books in Brief
"The Weight of Water" (256 pages, Little Brown, $22.95) is a powerful story, but not one that weighs down the reader.This taut thriller is based on the true story of the murder of two women on a small island off the coast of New Hampshire in 1873. More...
Bordick Beat Long Odds to Excel
The kid couldn't hit much and didn't have enough speed to steal bases, two compelling reasons to ignore him. But the way he played made Oakland Athletics scout J.P. Ricciardi believe the young shortstop might have a future.Twenty-six teams picked a total...
Brain Trust Rams Hope Gray Area a Clear-Cut Edge
Think of the movie "The Magnificent Seven," in which James Coburn, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson answer Yul Brynner's call to help chase bullies out of a Mexican town.Or "Oceans 11," in which old Army buddies Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford...
Briefs
UNITED AUTO WORKERSTalks Continue In Parts Supplier DisputeWorkers at American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., a major parts supplier for General Motors and Ford, remained on the job Saturday as negotiations continued past a midnight strike deadline set by...
Campbell Nets Rookie Milestone with 20th Goal in Blues' Loss
Winger Jim Campbell on Saturday became the first Blues rookie to score 20 goals in a season since Nelson Emerson scored 23 in 1991-92.Campbell beat Craig Billington at 11 minutes 44 seconds of the first period for his 20th goal."I'm getting more experience...
Carnahan Won't Get Snagged in Thorny Mayoral Primary
IN MID-OCTOBER, Gov. Mel Carnahan was confidently reflecting on his re-election chances with Post-Dispatch editorial writers when he was asked whether he would endorse a candidate in the St. Louis mayor's race this spring."I might. Check with me after...
Catholic Teachers Get Advice Group Urged to Present List of Specific Demands
Catholic elementary school teachers need to present the St. Louis Archdiocese a "professional package" of demands - and say how these can reasonably be met - in their stalled quest for recognition as a collective bargaining unit.This was the advice given...
Clean Up Fund-Raising
Despite President Bill Clinton's call in his State of the Union speech for action on campaign reform, its prospects appear bleak. This is surprising given the rising public sentiment in favor of reform, made all the more potent by evidence of his party's...
Clint Eastwood's Ageless Power at 66, the Legendary Actor Is Right at the Top of His Game
IN a world full of absurd sights, try this:Three guys, two of them barbers, are interviewing Clint Eastwood about his new movie, "Absolute Power" (which opened in St. Louis Friday). The barbers and their friend, who review movies for KSBW in nearby Salinas,...
Court Records Target Sister of Bombing Suspect
Timothy McVeigh's sister bragged shortly before the Oklahoma City bombing about a revolution against the federal government, newly released court records show.Jennifer McVeigh also predicted that "something big is going to happen with my brother," the...
CPA Exam Results
The Missouri State Board of Accountancy has announced that the following candidates have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant's Examination administered in November.Those who passed the examination will receive certificates from the board as...
Dangerous Maneuver
A McDONNELL DOUGLAS TEST PILOT who crashed last summer was flying far too low for the aerobatic maneuver he was attempting, government documents show.Air safety officials had warned that the pilot, Jeffrey Crutchfield, should be closely watched because...
Defection Ignites Old-Style Cold War
The Cold War has resurfaced on Beijing's streets.North Korean agents sit in cars behind darkened windows; they lurk beneath trees; they gaze down the street to the South Korean consulate where a senior North Korean official hides.Inside the white building,...
Defection Ignites Old-Style Cold War Shooting Sends Strong Message; Spies Lurk in Shadows of Beijing
The Cold War has resurfaced on Beijing's streets - and in a suburb of Seoul, South Korea.In Beijing, North Korean agents, sitting in cars with darkened windows and lurking under trees, gaze every few minutes down the street to the South Korean consulate...
Delays in Crucial Russian Module Snag Construction of Space Station
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration may be forced to postpone construction of the international space station for six months, sources close to the project said last week.The reason for the postponement is a delay in the completion of...
Devils Pad Unbeaten Streak to 10 by Topping Montreal
Martin Brodeur made 25 saves and became the winningest goalie in franchise history, helping the visiting New Jersey Devils extend their unbeaten streak to 10 (6-0-4) with a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.Brodeur, a Montreal...
Digging into Past Lives
Has archeology entered a golden age? Over the past few years, new and revolutionary finds seem to happen with astonishing regularity.These discoveries have shaken our understandings of intriguing civilizations, such as the Egyptians and the Maya. Thanks...
Discovery Island
"I came to South Carolina on a sad note, but after visiting here, I'm returning home rejoiced."DELORES Dayson was standing in a small museum on St. Helena Island, S.C. The African-American wife, mother and professional woman said she had lost something...
Don't Complicate Sales Tax Cut
Debate in the Missouri Legislature over the worthwhile plan to remove the 3-cent state sales tax on food faces a few obstacles. The move originally was proposed by Republicans; now that it has been adopted by Gov. Mel Carnahan and other Democrats, some...
Education Awaits Gop Initiative
We haven't yet figured out," a Republican senator told me after the president's State of the Union message, "how to respond to President Clinton's little initiatives."Indeed they haven't. Republicans managed to rouse themselves - eventually - to oppose...
Eldredge Wins 4th Title; Weiss' Quad Overruled Lipinski, 14, Is Youngest Women's Champ
Todd Eldredge went conservative and got another championship. Michael Weiss went for U.S. history and achieved a quad that the referee later overruled.While Eldredge played it safe Saturday, he still won his fourth title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships....
Eldredge Wins Crown; Weiss' Quad Overruled
Todd Eldredge went conservative and got another championship. Michael Weiss went for U.S. history and achieved a quad that the referee later overruled.While Eldredge played it safe Saturday, he still won his fourth title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships....
Fast Lane Jarrett's Career Went into Overdrive in '96
Terry Labonte won the championship and Jeff Gordon won the most races, but the 1996 Winston Cup season really belonged to Dale Jarrett.He won all of the big races - Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and Coca-Cola 600. He had a chance at the "Winston Million."More...
From California to Mogadishu: Somali Leader Adjusts to Power
Hussein Mohamed Aidid, the self-proclaimed president of Somalia, has an official residence, an entourage of dozens and meetings with international leaders. But he misses the fun of his former life in America."Definitely, I miss the fun times and normal...
Gambling on Gas, Lajoie Wins Daytona 300
Just when it looked as if Dick Trickle, legendary short track driver, would win for the first time in NASCAR's Busch Series, along came Randy LaJoie and about five of his closest friends.Trickle, 55, has won more than 1,200 races in a career that spans...
George Strait on Target to Make the Past Present
Before country superstar George Strait took the Kiel stage Friday night, the sound system boomed out country songs that don't get played much anymore.They were old, emotionally raw epics about booze, busted hearts and occasional love, songs about the...
`Ghetto': Hope amid the Horror
IN June 1941, when the Nazis took over Lithuania, there were over 60,000 Jews in Vilna, a city with a long tradition of Jewish scholarship and culture.By the end of the war, perhaps 3,000 of them were still alive.In between, many of them lived in the...
Harmon's Side Job Could Be an Issue He Was Security Adviser to Housing Agency
The issue of Clarence Harmon's former side job with the St. Louis Housing Authority has been just below the surface of the mayoral race for several weeks now.It has emerged briefly at a press conference or debate but has remained largely the stuff of...
Her First TV Movie in 20 Years Big-Screen Star Meryl Streep Plays a Mother of Epileptic Son
MERYL Streep, who plays a mother in her first TV movie in almost 20 years, is the mother of four in real life. But in an interview, she has one rule: She won't discuss her four children."If you put them under the umbrella of your fame, they lose their...
Human Remains Found in Park in Hazelwood
Two teen-agers found a decomposed body Saturday while walking through Spider Park in a Hazelwood subdivision.The person's identity, race and gender had not been determined, but Hazelwood Police Chief Carl Wolf estimated the age to be between 10 and 20....
In Congress, Pac Money Knows No Season 2 Freshmen from Missouri Got Contributions before Taking Oath
ON CAPITOL HILL, power equals money. That's a lesson two of Missouri's House freshman learned even before taking their oaths.Republicans Kenny Hulshof and Jo Ann Emerson each received about $20,000 from political action committees (PACs) between Nov....
Institutional Mindsets and Impressive Minds
THIS COLUMN BROUGHT to mind Robert Louis Stevenson's "world so full of a number of things" . . . enough to make us all "as happy as kings."People usually don't agree on what makes them happy or unhappy. The woman caller who chided me is typical: "You...
Insurance Firms Reduce Coverage in Quake Zone New Madrid Fault Area Prompts Changes in Homeowners' Policies
Marlene Lesniewski was upset when Kemper Insurance Co. notified her it would not renew her homeowner's insurance because the policy contained earthquake coverage.Lesniewski, 51, a retired Southwestern Bell worker, complained to the Missouri Department...
In Their Shoes: Eu Wants to Regulate Dutch Clogs
Through famine and flood, the Dutch have worn their wooden shoes for more than six centuries. Now European Union bureaucrats want to prohibit them from Holland's workplaces.The EU says traditional clogs - still worn daily by thousands of Dutch workers...
It's in the Blood of His Heritage Wynton Marsalis' Work Is about Music, Culture and Tradition
'Blood on the Fields'Where: Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard at DelmarWhen: 8 p.m. Thursday How much: $25-45 More Info: 534-1700 INFLUENCE. The word lingers over and clings to Wynton Marsalis much like the humidity does to his native New Orleans....
It's More Than Money as St. Louis Symphony Pays Off
SOMETIMES symbolism is worth paying for.When leaders of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra handed the State of Missouri a check to retire a 1985 loan of $2 million on Feb. 5, the primary reason was symbolic, to make a statement heard round the state, and...
Jonbenet's Saga Throws Boulder into the Spotlight
This college town has become synonymous with murder.Mention Boulder to just about anyone, anywhere in the country. Six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey comes to mind.Not the University of Colorado. Not the Flatirons, a front range of the Rocky Mountains, winding...
Ku Handles Colorado with Ease
Raef LaFrentz scored 23 points as No. 1 Kansas overwhelmed No. 15 Colorado 114-74 Saturday night in what may have been the Jayhawks' best game of the season.Kansas (25-1, 11-1 Big 12) came out inspired at the start and led by 19 in the first half. The...
Lancers Do It Again: 3 State Titles in Row
According to senior Michael Tucker, Lafayette High gave its opponents "the chair for the third year in a row" Saturday at the Missouri high school swimming and diving championships.The slogan "Give them the chair" appears on the warmup shirts of the...
LBJ Got Conflicting Stories in 3 Civil Rights Murders
It was June 23, 1964, and President Lyndon B. Johnson was dealing with the disappearance of three young civil rights workers in Mississippi.Taped telephone conversations released Friday by his presidential library show that he was given sharply differing...
Life in the City St. Louis' Vibrant Downtown of 50 Years Ago Is Gone; Can Its Enchantment Be Re-Created?
DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS was once the commercial and civic hub of our region. Now St. Louisans lament the decline of downtown and describe decrepit and vacant buildings, the disappearance of lively retail establishments, an aging infrastructure, a contracting...
Life's a Beach for Hotel Guests
BEACH EROSION plagues many seaside communities. Bay County, Fla., where Panama City Beach is situated, has adopted a novel way of financing its beach-replenishment program: Make hotel guests chip in.This month, the county commissioners voted to increase...
Logging on U.S. Land Costs Too Much, Say Critics
Logging of national forests cost taxpayers $398 million more than the timber sales produced for the Treasury in 1995, conservationists have charged.The Forest Service earlier reported its commercial logging operations turned a $59 million profit for...
Love Is Right Matchmaker Service Seeks to Pair Couples Wary of Government
Here on the plains of eastern Colorado, the Patriot Matchmaker tries to bring together people who share an unusual proclivity. They believe the government is out to get them.The bulletin and dating service is based on the premise that a happy relationship...
Luggage on Wheels Is All the Rage
HARD, structured pullman-style luggage pieces might be considered de rigueur by the high-fashion set. But the masses are traveling a different road.They are called uprights, and these suitcases are lightweight, practical and roll on two wheels.These...
Lung Cancer Patients Are Female, Younger Doctors Blame Tobacco Ads Aimed at Women
Patty Price wishes she'd known the heavy price she'd have to pay when she lit up that first cigarette at age 13.Thirty-three years later, this 2 1/2-packs-a-day smoker can barely make it around her house in Kane, Ill., 30 miles north of Alton. She doesn't...
Mccluer Paces Balanced Sectional Meet
With only one returning state medalist, the Sectional 2 wrestling meet at DeSmet was not considered a hotbed of state championship contenders.CBC's Dan Geary was the one proven commodity at Saturday's meet. Otherwise the 16 Class 4A schools that were...
Meryl Streep's Movie for Television Lights Up the Sky
UNLESS you've been living under a rock, you've seen the promos for NBC's "Asteroid," this week's massively hyped miniseries in which nothing less than the future of humankind is threatened by rogue chunks of comet.But a vastly better bet is for Sunday...
Miami Debut a Success for Mashburn
Jamal Mashburn scored 14 points in his Miami debut, Alonzo Mourning and Voshon Lenard scored 24 points apiece, and the Heat extended its winning streak to a franchise-record nine games Saturday in Miami with a 125-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.Mashburn,...
Miami Deput a Success for Mashburn
Jamal Mashburn scored 14 points in his Miami debut, Alonzo Mourning and Voshon Lenard scored 24 points apiece and the Heat extended their winning streak to a franchise-record nine games Saturday in Miami with a 125-99 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.Mashburn,...
Mia's Memories Her New Book Tells All about the Men in Her Life
MIA FARROW once asked Woody Allen whether he was coming to her son Fletcher's sixth-grade graduation. Fletcher had been the one child Allen seemed to have a healthy relationship with, and he'd invited Allen weeks before."I'll have to think about whether...
Midwest Spin on Space Travel
THIS south-central Kansas town of 40,000 is part of the vast midlands farm belt, with grain elevators and silos as landmarks.Hardly the place to chronicle the world space race.But that hasn't stopped Max Ary and the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center,...
Missouri's Little Museums What They Lack in Size, They Make Up for with Charm
ON A SWELTERING summer afternoon, in a little town 30 miles east of Kansas City, three young men from Norway turned their rental car off U.S. 50 and pulled up to a small, round building.In the cool interior of the Lone Jack Civil War Museum, the Norwegians...
Modern Stars Could Learn from Legends
Modern athletes, please take note - and take a cue from past sports hero Doak Walker.Walker is the college and pro football Hall of Famer who won the Heisman Trophy at Southern Methodist University in 1948 and then starred for the Detroit Lions.In December,...
Monsanto Changes Seed Sales
The price is the same.The product is the same.But this year's sales pitch is decidedly different for the genetically engineered soybeans that tolerate Monsanto Co.'s Roundup Ultra herbicide. Monsanto says it is trying to act more like a partner than...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
There are some great party weeks in sports. Speedweek in Daytona Beach. The Kentucky Derby. The Indianapolis 500. The Super Bowl, especially when it's in New Orleans.But nothing holds a stick to Westminster Dog Show week in New York City. Experts estimate...
Moving Up Shuttle and Hubble Must Maneuver to Avoid Bit of Orbiting Space Junk
Space shuttle Discovery climbed into a safer, higher orbit with the Hubble Telescope on Saturday to avoid a piece of space junk the size of a book.***BEGIN EARLY FIVE STAR TEXT*** A few hours after Discovery's pilots steered the shuttle and the moored...
Naacp's Rights Mission Suffered during Fiscal Crisis, Leader Says
Preoccupied with putting its financial house in order, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has been a bit slack over the past year in carrying out its civil rights mission, NAACP president Kweisi Mfume conceded Saturday.But...
'Net Gain Founder of Internet Company Not Your Normal High-Schooler
Like many high school seniors, Michael Krause grabs a bite to eat after his last class every day and rushes breathlessly to an after-school job.He shows up a little late and disheveled. But nobody complains. After all, he's the boss.The 17-year-old is...
Newspapers, Fairness and Race Critic Finds Fault with Post's Coverage of Mayor Bosley Compared to What It Wrote about His Predecessor
FOR MANY YEARS NOW, I have watched the media closely in this town, particularly the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. For just as many years, I have found the coverage of the African American community woefully lacking. In fact, that is why Take Five was created....
Newton Action Hot and Cold Lately
In a lake that has springtime in winter, the fishing was definitely un-springlike."This is about as slow as it gets," said Gene Cailey, Litchfield, Ill., a professional guide trying to show an angler from St. Louis what bass fishing is like in the best...
N. Korea Blamed in Shooting of Defector
A North Korean defector was shot and critically wounded Saturday in an attack that South Korean police blamed on North Korea.Lee Han-young, 36, was shot in the chest and head Saturday night outside the apartment where he had been staying in Bundang,...
No Big Names in `Sunset' Here; the Sets and Size Are the Stars
"Sunset Boulevard," the Andrew Lloyd Webber extravaganza that opened Friday at the Fox, is an unusual piece of theater: It doesn't have a hero. It doesn't even have, among its principals, a really sympathetic character.It's kind of a relief.The biggest...
No-Nonsense Airport Chaplain Aims to Keep His Flock Flying
A few weeks ago, the Rev. Ed Hemkens walked into his chapel to find a crumpled figure on the floor. A blanketed young woman snored into a pillow. Hemkens woke her and asked what she was doing."Praying," she answered, startled."How can you pray when you're...
Not Perfection Kemp, Just Responsibility
An overlooked angle in last weekend's assemblage of the 50 greatest players in NBA history at the All-Star Game - highlighted by the most majestic halftime show in any sport ever, a simple, introduction of the 47 in attendance - would have been to ask...
Not Perfection, Kemp, Just Responsibility
An overlooked angle in the All-Star Game's assemblage last weekend of the 50 greatest players in NBA history - highlighted by one of the most majestic halftime shows ever, a simple introduction of the 47 players in attendance - would have been to ask...
Once a Long Shot, Bordick Is Ripken Replacement at Ss
The kid couldn't hit much and didn't have enough speed to steal bases, two compelling reasons to ignore him. Bu the way he played that made Oakland Athletics scout J. P. Ricciardi believe the young shortstop might have a future in professional baseball.Twenty-six...
Once Flourishing and Famous, Zairian City Is Target Kisangani Has Fallen Far, Now Is Prized by Rebels
The old yacht club lies in ruins by the banks of the mighty Congo, just like the Hotel Leopold, the grand old palace where Humphrey Bogart stayed during the filming of "The African Queen" in 1950.Even the central post office, whose imposing size and...
One Tough Rookie: Woman Becomes Officer - at Age 56
Get mugged in suburban Kendall, Fla., and you just might encounter rookie officer Mary Sneed.She vows to jump a fence or dart down the block to nab your car thief or purse snatcher - even though she is 56 years old."I am not naive enough to think I can...
Osborne Makes Pitch for Charity with New Contract
Presumably, Walt Jocketty wasn't wearing a trench coat and smoking a cheap cigar at the time. But when he was talking to agent Jeff Moorad and Cardinals lefthander Donovan Osborne about the lucrative contract to which Osborne had agreed, Jocketty wanted...
Osborne Makes Pitch for Charity with New Contract
We wonder if Walt Jocketty was wearing a trench coat and smoking a cheap cigar at the time: He was talking to agent Jeff Moorad and Cardinals lefthander Donovan Osborne about the lucrative contract to which Osborne had agreed. Jocketty wanted the last...
Papers Tracing Lincoln Career to Be Published on CD-Rom
The time-worn documents, some scrawled in quill or pencil, were gathered from musty courthouse files in Illinois and across the country. Many had gone unnoticed for more than a century, until a team of researchers set out on a decade-long hunt for them.The...
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