St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 10, 1997

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3 in Family Stabbed to Death Unknown Auto Seen Often by Neighbors
The three family members killed at their isolated farmhouse in Douglas County were stabbed several times, authorities said Saturday.Charles Brewer, a 69-year-old retired chemical plant worker; his wife, Doris Brewer, 66; and their visiting daughter,...
5 Pastors Push City to Determine Cause of Fires at Church Loan Guarantee in Jeopardy without Arson Ruling
Regional Political Correspondent Five pastors victimized by church burnings across the country gathered in St. Louis on Saturday to prod city officials here to do more to determine why a church near Lafayette Park burned.The church, owned by Grace Chapel...
After the Flood, Some Fine Fishing Down by the River
"Fishing here has been better since the flood," said Herb Tow.Come again?"Fishing's better on the Mississippi River now," Tow said, fully realizing that may have been the first nice thing anybody around here has ever said about the 1993 catastrophe known...
Against the Odds at Historyonics
ENGINEER James Eads, Russian rulers Nicholas and Alexandra, flier Amelia Earhart and abolitionist Harriet Tubman - though famous in history - do not at first glance seem to have a lot in common. But they do. This year, Historyonics Theatre Company will...
All That's Left in Bribery Trial Are Closing Arguments, Verdict
Closing arguments will begin Monday in the Management Services of Illinois bribery trial in U.S. District Court.On Friday, prosecution and defense lawyers agreed on a long list of jury instructions and cleared up other loose ends so they can start p...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My two cats are very precious to me. They're 9 and 11 years old and have been with me all their lives. I'm preparing to move into a large home (alone) and want to make this transition for them as easy as possible.The new home is a two-floor...
Archaeologists Find Ancient Cemetery of Athenian Statesmen
Archaeologists have stumbled upon one of the finds of the century - an ancient cemetery dating back to age of Athenian king Pericles.The cemetery, thought to be the possible resting place of statesmen such as Pericles, Solon and Lycurgus, is mentioned...
Archaeologists Find Cemetery of Ancient Athenian Leader
Archaeologists have stumbled upon one of the finds of the century - an ancient cemetery dating back to the age of Athenian king Pericles.The cemetery, thought to be the possible resting place of statesmen such as Pericles, Solon and Lycurgus, is mentioned...
Aspirin Helps Bottom Line
Of all medicines, the little white pill known as aspirin has long been the most widely used and the cheapest, as well as arguably the most effective drug in its field.But such claims brought little cheer to Bayer, the original manufacturer and synthesizer...
A Steep Price to Pay for a Thrill
"INTO THIN AIR"Written and read by Jon Krakauer (6 hours, abridged, BDD Audio, $24)Even if you survive them, some adventures are not worth the price. The author discovered that on May 10, 1996, when he made his way down from the summit of Mount Everest...
Athletics Dugout Is Still in a Stupor over Mcgwire Trade
When Mark McGwire left Oakland, he left with little fanfare. He hugged manager Art Howe and passed among his teammates, who were strangely subdued about the loss of their slugger.With McGwire gone, Jason Giambi is expected to take over a leadership role....
Atlanta Has Olympian `Hangover'
IT'S BEEN a year since the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and there's no doubt it made the Georgia city a bigger international player. But whatever happened to the $2 billion in infrastructure constructed for the Games? And what can tourists do in and around...
At the Movies
NEW Conspiracy Theory (R; 2:15): Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts star in this convoluted but somewhat captivating political-action thriller revolving around an off-center taxi cab driver obsessed with conspiracy theories who seems to have stumbled on one...
At the Theater
Forever Plaid: A '50s "guy group," killed in a car accident, is revived to give the performance of - um, a lifetime. Lyceum Theatre, High Street, Arrow Rock. (816) 837-3311. Continuing in repertory through Aug. 17.Hello, Dolly!: Muny favorite Gretchen...
Baptist Leader Surprises Jewelers Money from Fund Used to Buy Ring
Money from the National Baptist Convention helped buy a diamond ring for a female associate of the Rev. Henry J. Lyons, the organization's president, according to records of a St. Petersburg jewelry store.A check for $10,000 from a convention bank account...
Billy Burroughs of St. Louis ; Icon of the Beat Generation Sprung from Roots Entwined Here
`WHERE is the life we've lost in living?" This was printed neatly over a urinal at the College of Complexes, a touristy beat and hipster joint near the University of Chicago, circa late 1950s.The story is that William S. Burroughs' photograph was somewhere...
Blues at the Birth the NFL Is Coming to Memphis, but Memphis Might Not Come to the NFL
The remains of departed pro football franchises haunt the offices of the Tennessee Oilers.The windows are fitted with decorative metal fixtures in the shape of the logo used by the city's former United States Football League team, the Showboats. A dark...
Books in Brief
Riley Woodson, Dwight Scott, Yolanda Williams and Leland Thompson are all Hampton University graduates who renew their friendships and form a journal-writing group in "If This World Were Mine" (318 pages, Doubleday, $23.95).Yolanda is on a business trip...
Boom Town: Earth City's Growing Office District Shows No Sign of Bust
After years as an underachiever at the northwestern edge of St. Louis County, Earth City is booming as a major office-and-warehouse district."Twenty years ago, people thought Earth City was so far out in the boondocks, it would never develop," said John...
Booth's Trail: Visitors to D.C. Can Trace Assassin's Steps
OF ALL the millions of bullets fired during the Civil War, that with the most resonance was the fatal shot into the back of Abraham Lincoln's head by the assassin John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington on the night of April 14, 1865.Coming...
Boy Who Outspelled Quayle Struggles with Life's Lessons
William Figueroa was a sixth-grader when then-Vice President Dan Quayle urged him to spell potato with an "e" at the end.The media attention that followed Quayle's gaffe five years ago is long gone. Figueroa returned to live in a poor part of Trenton,...
`Braveheart' Redux: Scotland to Re-Enact Battle
WHY RENT the Academy Award-winning "Braveheart" video when next month you can see a live re-enactment of William Wallace's heroic triumph over the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge on Sept. 11, 1297?This year marks the 700th anniversary of the...
Briefs
NATIONWISCONSINAttempt To Unionize Wal-Mart Store Fails The first attempt by a union to organize a Wal-Mart store in the United States failed when employees of the Wal-Mart in Merrill, Wis., voted 54-27 against representation by the United Steelworkers....
Bright Lights Not Big Mac's Chosen Style Away from Batter's Box, Mcgwire Reluctant Celeb
Back in 1984, Reggie Jackson happened to see Mark McGwire playing an exhibition with the U.S. Olympic squad in Boston. Mr. October was awestruck as he saw Big Mac ricochet a homer off the wall behind Fenway Park's center field bleachers - a 450-foot...
Burden of Reagan's Illness Weighs Heavily on Nancy
As Ronald and Nancy Reagan face the final chapter in one of the great love stories in American politics, the emotional burden of the former president's Alzheimer's disease has fallen heavily on his wife's shoulders. For the first time in nearly 50 years,...
Canine Devotion Painting of Jim the Wonder Dog Commands Attention
Jim the Wonder Dog probably predicted that this would happen:A town would plan a museum in his honor, and a painting of him would be coveted by two longtime Wonder Dog devotees.One of the admirers, David Smith of Liberty, Mo., owns the 1940s-era picture...
CAN THE CITY THRIVE? ST. LOUIS AT A PIVOTAL MOVEMENT Series: Five Questions - an Ongoing Look at the St. Louis Region's Future Can the City Thrive?: How St. Louis Compares Sixth in a Series of Seven for Question No. 1
Like the rare convergence of three heavenly bodies or the welcome appearance of three identical icons on a slot machine, a trio of forces have come together to prompt a hard look at St. Louis' problems, prospects and possible solutions.The catalysts...
Cards Struck Down by Phils
Gregg Jefferies, the last previous big name brought in to play first base for the Cardinals, has matched Mark McGwire for home runs in this series. He hit a two-run homer off rookie Manny Aybar in the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies held...
Carvin Overcomes Heart Problem, Suicide Attempt to Regain Form
The daredevil in Chad Carvin never quite went away, the fearless 4-year-old who sprang from the top of his parents' parked van, aiming to grab the handle on the sliding garage door and ride it down.He was playing Superman, trying to fly. He missed. There...
Christian Theme Park Proposed in Nevada
A group of Hollywood investors who thinks the public has had enough of Mickey Mouse theme parks and is ready for a more spiritual ride, is planning a Christian theme park.Welcome to "Holy Land," a high-minded dream that seeks to be become a full-blown...
CIA Balks at Aiding Government Historians
The CIA is refusing to release decades-old documents, of historical interest but of no national security import, according to government historians.The CIA's failure to cooperate has so hamstrung a committee compiling an official U.S. diplomatic history...
Court Ruling May Dampen Religious Fervor in Prisons
In Lincoln, most worship services are Saturday or Sunday, but at the state penitentiary, the Asatrus congregates at 1 p.m. Thursdays.There are only 35 members of this denomination at the prison, and the place of worship consists of a large rock and an...
Cruises
THE GREAT annual southern migration will soon begin. No, we're not talking about waterfowl or northern retirees; we're talking about cruise ships. After spending the summer in the Mediterranean and Baltic seas, many ships begin heading to their winter...
Dallenbach Ready for Curves at Watkins Glen
Wally Dallenbach figures the road course at Watkins Glen International owes him at least one win.Dallenbach, who cut his racing teeth in the SCCA's Trans-Am Series, racing sedans on road courses and winning two championships, is considered one of the...
Death Preferred over Nursing Home
Dear Ann Landers: I'd like to tell you why I will commit suicide some day. It may be 40 years in the future, but it could happen sooner. I would like to go peacefully in my sleep at an old age, having been healthy and active right up to that time. The...
Dioxin Discovery Worries Some in Ellisville Many Have Questions about Dangers of Chemical
Charles Bradley has lived in his house on Lemar Drive in Ellisville for 31 years. When he was diagnosed with cancer a year and a half ago, dioxin was the last thing on his mind.But that changed last week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
Dirty Diapers Pose Challenge to New Raiders Quarterback
Jeff George is not concerned about his reputation as a selfish player aloof from teammates and coaches.He's not scared of the defenders who'll try to clobber him while he throws passes for the Oakland Raiders, the team that rebuilt its offense around...
Dollar Signs: Avalanche Could Afford to Let Sakic Go
That three-year, $21 million offer sheet Joe Sakic signed with the New York Rangers has created panic in Denver and grumbling around the National Hockey League.The contract includes a $15 million signing bonus, payable in one big ol' lump sum. "The New...
Drought Devastates Corn in North Korea, Worsening Hunger
Drought in much of North Korea has wiped out nearly three-fourths of the corn crop and will further plunge the country into hunger and malnutrition, a U.N. aid worker said Saturday.A survey by international food agencies of crops in North Korea found...
Elvis Meets Nixon: We Are Not Making This Up
RICHARD M. NIXON, the 37th president of the United States, and Elvis Presley, the king of rock 'n' roll, led strangely parallel lives, at least as Alan Rosen sees it."They seemed to rise up together in the '50s," says Rosen, who became a scholar on the...
Explosions in Cuba May Be Aimed at Sabotaging Tourism
Mysterious explosions over the last month at three hotels in Cuba's capital and at a Cuban tourist office in the Bahamas seem to be aimed at scaring away foreign visitors and damaging the communist-run island's fast-growing hospitality industry.An explosion...
Failing Grade across Latin America, Conditions for Teachers, Pupils Are Abysmal
They are on hunger strike in Buenos Aires, absent without leave in Rio, extorting their students in Managua and charged with planting bombs in La Paz.Throughout Latin America, teachers are flocking to the political opposition, battling police, marching,...
Fair Here Bans Sale of Kkk T-Shirts Vendor's Ware Bring Several Complaints
T-shirts bearing white supremacist slogans and the letters "KKK" were quickly banned from sale at the St. Clair County Fair in Belleville after the manager of the fair's exposition center learned they were being sold there."We don't want to offend anybody,"...
Fame Is the Name of Game in Cooperstown
At 53, Steve Carlton looks as if he could break up a batter with his fists, if not his fastball or dip-darting slider, but he's a comfortable outdoorsman in God's country, Durango, Colo., with fond memories of a great baseball career that brought him...
For Cards, Cubs Are Key to Any Realignment Plan
Bill DeWitt Jr., one of the Cardinals owners and a member of baseball's realignment committee, hasn't fallen into the deep end of the radical realignment pool."I'm not trying to sell the biggest change (in alignment) because we're still looking at that,"...
Fred Thompson Doggedly Pursues Campaign Fund Wheeling and Dealing
Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., got off on the wrong foot at his campaign finance hearings. But as the process went on, he got better.At an intermission press conference - the hearings resume in September - the chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs...
From out of the Blue
You must look elsewhere for confident cultural analysis and conclusions on Elvis Presley. What we present here is "A Guide To Elvis, or, Concerning the King, Twenty Interesting Things, Allegedly (based on the works of G. Marcus, A. Goldman, R. Gibson,...
From Poorhouse to Powerhouse Businessman Chases His Billion
In a friendly competition with his buddies, Don H. Barden bowls three consecutive strikes."I never play to lose," he says.How true. Barden quit college broke and made his first million 15 years later. Using capital from one venture to quickly finance...
Giving Up in Order to Gain
WE WERE beating our way out of Chicago last weekend, leaving behind the aftermath of a triathlon, the tail-end of a massive hoop-shooting contest that blocked off major lakeside streets, a spectacular view of the Monadnock Building across the street...
Going Shopping in London Is Very British Experience
WHEN Napoleon called Britain "a nation of shopkeepers," he didn't mean it as a compliment.But the fact is the British are remarkably enthusiastic, creative and successful retailers of goods and services and justifiably proud of it. Take Harrods, as an...
Golf Boom Extends to Miniature Golf
The golf boom that began in the 1980s and has reached new heights with the mania surrounding Tiger Woods isn't confined to the land of bunkers and long fairways.Mini golf - where players need only a putter - also is experiencing a surge in popularity....
Go Shopping in Fargo to Find Maris Museum
When the good people of Roger Maris' hometown wanted to construct a museum in his honor, Maris had one request: "Put it where people can see it."That's how the Roger Maris Museum came to be in a mall, right next to Spencer Gifts and across from a Foot...
Grateful Heads Not All Wet Firm Gains Fame with Kayaking Helmets
For their first business venture, Jay Norfleet and Julie Webb pooled their last $25 to buy bagels and cream cheese to sell at a Grateful Dead concert.Next they sold jewelry. Then tie-dyed T-shirts."We were inspired to not work for someone else," Webb...
Head of Baptist Convention Had Jewelers Fooled
Money from the National Baptist Convention helped buy a diamond ring for a female associate of the Rev. Henry J. Lyons, the organization's president, according to records of a St. Petersburg jewelry store.A check for $10,000 from a convention bank account...
Help Wanted
DESPERATELY SEEKING:Director of health and hospitals for the City of St. Louis.Job Description: We are looking for a dedicated physician with strong background in public health who is committed to the public health and welfare, especially that of the...
Here Are Americans' Favorite Places to Roam
YOUR bags are packed and your kids are in the car, shrieking that it's time to hit the road.You're on vacation. And so is practically everyone else.More Americans than ever - 93.6 million - took a family vacation last year, a number that's expected to...
Herta Hangs onto Pole for Miller 200; Zanardi 2nd
Local favorite Bryan Herta's top qualifying speed from one day earlier held up Saturday as the weekend's fastest time, giving him the pole for Sunday's Miller 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.None of the top-five qualifiers from Friday could improve...
Herta Keeps Miller Pole; History Made at Gateway
Local favorite Bryan Herta's top qualifying speed from one day earlier held up Saturday as the weekend's fastest time, giving him the pole for Sunday's Miller 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.None of the top-five qualifiers from Friday...
He's Not Running, Just . . . Traveling Ashcroft's Travels Take Him to Many Who Could Help Him Win the Gop Presidential Nomination
IF YOU'RE thinking about running for president, whom do you call?On his unpublicized trip to test the political waters, Sen. John Ashcroft of Missouri is dialing up the Christian Coalition, old friends and a few Republican Party leaders. He is said to...
Higher Courts Have Too Few Black Judges
HERE'S a staggering statistic:In the past 50 years, only three blacks have ever been named to the Missouri Supreme Court or the Missouri Court of Appeals: Theodore McMillian, Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. and Ronnie L. White. Those courts have a total of 39...
Historic Stops along the Trail
In Washington:Ford's Theatre, 511 10th Street, N.W., Washington; (202) 347-4833 or (202) 426-6924. Nineteenth-century home to New Christy Minstrels and popular plays of the time, it has been restored to the time of the assassination. Excellent museum...
If You Go . .
Getting There: You almost can't help but get to Las Vegas, what with great deals on special charters and hotel packages galore. Because we were picky about when we wanted to go, we paid $178 roundtrip on TWA, which is a little more than some packages...
Impressive Work by Two Poets Women Show Depth in Theme
THE END OF DESIREPoems by Jill Bialosky80 pages, Knopf, $21 WHAT ARE BIG GIRLS MADE OF? Poems by Marge Piercy 160 pages, Knopf, $25 *** IN A 1925 COLLECTION of essays published by Alfred A. Knopf, the Chicago Post book editor, Llewellyn Jones, praised...
In the Immortal Words of William Burroughs . .
HERE are some excerpts from the work of William Burroughs:America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting.From "Naked Lunch" The Vigilante is prosecuted in New York under a...
Investors Aim to Sell Salvation to Sin City
A group of international investors is searching for the promised land in southern Nevada for an ambitious $1.6 billion amusement park that would bring religion to Sin City.Las Vegas-based Quorum International believes it can open the first part of Holy...
Iowa Makes Inmates Pay for Crimes: $5 a Month
Inside the limestone walls and crenelated towers of the Iowa State Penitentiary, each of the 550 maximum-security inmates gets his own 7-foot-by-8-foot cell, complete with bunk, small toilet, table and stool.Now the state of Iowa has begun to charge...
Jacksonville, Carolina Quarterbacks Injured
Jacksonville quarterback Mark Brunell, who just signed a five-year, $31 million contract that included a $10 million bonus after leading the Jaguars to the AFC title game last season, suffered a knee injury Saturday. He is scheduled to have an MRI on...
Jones Ready to Play Role of Mizzou Take-Charge Guy
Eerily irrepressible University of Missouri tailback Brock Olivo fidgets in a hotel lobby and discusses the berserk dieting and training techniques that once left him with a reported body-fat content of 2.3 percent. He grins at his belief that his sister,...
Kansan Helps Clintons Stay Fit Consultant `Pops In' to Check on Regimen
Coach Terry Allen may rule over the fitness level of his football team at the University of Kansas.But in the White House, that duty goes to his wife, Lynn Allen, the fitness consultant to President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton."Whenever I'm...
`Kentucky' Takes Long, Hard Look at American Experience
A six-hour play, even if it is shown in two parts, sounds so daunting that some people may conclude that that's the only thing they need to know about "The Kentucky Cycle," Robert Schenkkan's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. What kind of play can be worth...
Lankford, Mcgwire Give Birds a Blast
On the same day the Cardinals made Mark McGwire switch from green togs to red - July 31 - a hamstring injury forced Ray Lankford out of the lineup.McGwire had 34 homers with Oakland at the time of the trade, with 31 of them coming against American League...
Las Vegas' Best Bets
WHEN YOU go to Las Vegas, it's easy to forget just where you are, because many of the gigantic, theme-oriented hotel/casino complexes encourage you to think you're someplace you're not.For instance, you may pretend you are in New York City, on the back...
Less Smoke in Skies Internationally
THE ISSUE of smoking aboard aircraft has long divided travelers into two camps: those who smoke, and those who do not. But changing policies at a number of airlines suggest that a third camp exists: people who smoke but do not necessarily want to smoke...
Little Hope for Victim in Tragic Jail Incident
It was two years ago that Joseph Leitner, a 37-year-old manic depressive, was jailed on misdemeanor public nuisance charges. While in custody, he was nearly suffocated by five prison guards who tried to subdue him by wrapping his head in a blanket and...
Long Lives the King Elvis Has Been Gone 20 Years (Has He?), but His Die-Hard Fans Still Love Him Tender
THE King is gone, but he's not forgotten.Although Elvis Presley permanently left the building on Aug. 16, 1977, his myth and his music are now bigger than ever.The 20th anniversary of his death means extra big doings in terms of Presley-mania. In Memphis,...
Louisiana Celebrates Shrimp, Petroleum
A SHRIMP and Petroleum Festival? The combination made us flinch, but we were probably thinking of stir fry.In fact, the event is Louisiana's oldest state-chartered harvest festival and honors two industries important to the area.Held each Labor Day weekend...
Lovely, Ruthless Clare Boothe Luce
RAGE FOR FAMEThe Ascent of Clare Boothe LuceA biography by Sylvia Jukes Morris 561 pages, Random House, $30 *** IN THIS FIRST of a long-awaited two-volume biography, Sylvia Jukes Morris covers the first 40 years of the life of one of this century's most...
Majority Leader Lott: The Man in the Middle
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, now basking in the success of the bipartisan balanced budget, faces tough challenges when Congress returns from its summer recess.Among those challenges is keeping - or restoring - peace between Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C.,...
Many Signs, Symptoms with Marfan Syndrome
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have Marfan syndrome. I have average-length fingers and arms and no Marfan-related eye problems. My complaint about your last mention of Marfan syndrome is that you did not include enough symptoms, such as high arched palate, and...
Market Develops Case of Jitters Rising Rates May Slow Latest Rally
U.S. stocks are expected to fall in the days ahead as rising interest rates undercut the foundation of the market's latest rally, money managers said.A jump in bond yields sent U.S. stocks to their biggest two-day drop since March as the past week ended....
Mcluhan's Two Messengers Maurice Mcnamee and Walter Ong: World- Class Interpreters of His Ideas
Thirty years ago, Marshall McLuhan told the world that "The medium is the message" and cemented his position as information prophet. Thirty years before that, McLuhan arrived here for a seven-year teaching gig at St. Louis University. Noted scholars...
Metro East Council Works Quietly to Bring Jobs Home New Airport and Raceway Are Recent Success Stories
"Get a job!" implores the rock group Sha Na Na. It's easy for those folks to say because they already have a job singing it."I'll work to bring in more jobs," promises just about every political candidate, who of course is interested first in getting...
Mideast Gradualism Won't Bring Peace
It seems finally to have dawned on the Clinton administration that the step-by-step Middle East peace process has utterly broken down. In a speech Wednesday to the National Press Club, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced a major change in...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
As it turned out, PAULA MCGOWAN of Virginia Beach, Va., didn't want that autograph from Buffalo Bills linebacker DARRYL TALLEY after all.According to a suit filed by McGowan, Talley responded rather, uh, aggressively to her request at a charity golf...
Mutual Fund Performance Outpaced by Rising Stocks
The express train that's the U.S. stock market these days has left many mutual fund investors gazing from the local tracks as it roars past.Through the end of last month, only 7 percent of U.S. equity funds had outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500...
New Coaches, New Playbook, New Optimism in Champaign
The buzz might as well begin with Robby Long, a 255-pound freshman fullback who grew up wearing orange and blue and watching the Fighting Illini from the stands of Memorial Stadium with his parents.Sure, you could start by talking about the new coach,...
No. 1 in AP Poll a First for Penn St. Big Ten Not Overlooked by Voters, Leads All Leagues with 6 in Top 25
Joe Paterno and his Big Ten coaching colleagues can stop growling about being shortchanged in the polls: Penn State will start the season as the No. 1 team in college football.For the first time in school history, the Nittany Lions received top billing...
Notes/calendar
NOTEBOOK* Work has started to provide better boat access to Carlyle Lake during periods of high water.In the past, high water at Carlyle made all but one ramp unusable, drastically restricting use of the lake by boaters. New launch ramps are being constructed...
Not Many Kudos Recently for the `Cheers' Cast
`CHEERS" toasted the end of its 11-year run on NBC in 1993. The final episode scored a huge, Super Bowl-sized rating and left behind legions of admiring fans.The network quickly followed with "Frasier," the Emmy-winning spinoff starring Kelsey Grammer,...
Old Custody Case Resurfaces, Rocks Gop Adviser
A nasty child custody case from five years ago featuring prominent Missouri Republicans is suddenly getting national attention and threatening one of the country's most influential political consultants.The consultant is Don Sipple, a strategist who...
Package Tours May Be Just the Ticket, but Watch Fine Print
DOLLAR for dollar, it's hard to beat a package tour.Working through a travel agent, you deal with only one company, which arranges your air travel, your hotel and the transportation between them. That company negotiates a better price for the whole package...
Pagnozzi Says He's Set to Play on Limited Basis
Drawing ever closer to having a lineup of healthy players, the Cardinals are looking for the return of catcher Tom Pagnozzi at any time.Pagnozzi caught seven games in a rehabilitation stint at Louisville and Arkansas, and Saturday told manager Tony La...
Party! er, Fiesta! Area Festival Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with Song, Dance and Food
The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Fair didn't let a little lluvia (rain, that is) spoil the opening procession of Hispanic nations on Saturday at Jefferson Barracks County Park.The colorful parade featured young and younger ladies in elaborate Latin American...
Personal Tragedy in Russian Revolution Appealing History Turns on Detail
A PEOPLE'S TRAGEDYA History of the Russian RevolutionBy Orlando Figes 923 pages, Viking, $39.95 *** IT IS WITH considerable trepidation that any reviewer would suggest a 900-page book for summer reading. But Orlando Figes so compellingly, intimately...
Pinklon Thomas Is Fighting to Clean Up His Act
Pinklon Thomas bobbed and weaved - but mostly deceived - his way to the top of pro boxing's most storied division.Thomas, retired almost four years from the heavyweight ranks after going 43-7-1 with 34 KOs, failed several times attempting to reclaim...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSAtwood, Ill.: A husband, wife and their adult daughter were found slain Friday at the couple's home in rural Douglas County, authorities said. Police...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments or involved action in an area court:TRAFFIC DEATHSSouth St. Louis County: Jeanine M. Nolan, 34, of the 3700 block of Bobring Avenue in Lemay, was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash about 10:30 a.m....
Proposal Will Attempt to Protect Privacy of Medical Records
President Bill Clinton's administration will soon propose a new law to protect the privacy of medical records, to let consumers inspect their own files and to punish any unauthorized disclosures of personal data.The measure would establish minimum federal...
Protestant, Catholic Militants Kept Apart by Police in Ulster
Carrying ceremonial swords and banners proclaiming "No surrender," Protestants marched atop Londonderry's 17th-century walls Saturday to a chorus of Roman Catholic ridicule.The annual march by the Apprentice Boys of Derry, the city's main pro-British...
Provocative Essays on Gay Culture Society's Acceptance May Lead to Ruin
THE RISE AND FALL OF GAY CULTUREBy Daniel Harris278 pages, Hyperion, $24.95 *** DANIEL HARRIS' collection of essays, "The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture," is one of the best, and certainly one of the most provocative, cultural studies to be published in...
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