St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 20, 1995

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10 Young St. Louisans Honored
The St. Louis Junior Chamber of Commerce honored 10 outstanding young St. Louisans at its annual awards program Wednesday in the atrium of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.The awards are given to St. Louisans 21 to 39 who have served the community and are successful...
'96 Games Might Have Magic Look
Are you ready for . . . Magic '96?Magic Johnson has volunteered to play for the U.S. team in the 1996 Olympics, when he'll be 36. He has been barnstorming with his own team since retiring from the National Basketball Association at 32 and appears to...
A Close Look at Concealed Gun Proposal
Gun.The very word evokes some kind of visceral reaction in everyone. Maybe it's disgust. Or fear. It could be power. Or comfort. But it's something that lives more in your gut than your brain.And that, nearer the belt than the hatband, is where a debate...
A Grandmother Waits with Hope for `Her Babies'
Janie Coverdale stood still in the lobby of Children's Hospital as a young mother walked through the electric revolving door and wept in the rain outside. Her child was dead.Coverdale sat down on a plastic chair as the mother was eased into a car and...
A Landscape of Contrasts
SO MUCH late 20th-century landscape photography is drippy and derivative that when you hear about an exhibition of such work, you almost dread looking at one more revisiting of a mossy rock in fog or another silvery knock-off of the moon over Hernandez.The...
Alienation? Now's Time to Sue That Two-Timer
Dear Ann Landers: My problem began when my husband accepted a better job in Chicago and left my son and me behind to sell the house. "Rick" phoned two or three times a day to say how much he missed us. He said the motel where he was staying didn't have...
Amid Coaching Changes, De Soto's Is Big Surprise
Several high school basketball coaching jobs have opened recently.The biggest surprise is at De Soto High in Jefferson County. Ron Rhodes, a longtime successful girls coach, has tendered his resignation. Rhodes is rumored to be a candidate for the vacant...
Amid the Rubble, Scattered Toys of Young Victims
Before the smoke of the bomb had cleared, Heather Taylor, an emergency worker, had tagged the feet of 17 children at the day-care center in the Albert P. Murrah Federal Building.Two were burned beyond recognition. The bodies of the other young victims,...
A Run through Hell 3 1/2-Year Medical Odyssey Ends Happily
Two dates will remain forever burned into Frank Curotto's memory: Nov. 22, 1990, and Sept. 5, 1994.The time between those dates won't soon be forgotten, either.Thanksgiving Day, 1990: Curotto is in fourth place in the annual Kirkwood To Webster 6-mile...
A Terror Bombing in Oklahoma City
After a two-year lull, terrorists have struck again, setting off a huge bomb in front of a federal office building in Oklahoma City. Is there a connection between Wednesday's bombing and the one in New York in 1993, when a car bomb was left in the underground...
At Last, Saskatoon Gets St. Louis Team
Saskatoon finally has landed a team from St. Louis, but of course it's not the Blues. It's the United Van Lines team, which is in the Saskatchewan city for a fast-pitch softball tournament that has been proclaimed the biggest in the world.Ironically,...
Award Sprouts from Soil for Cote Brilliante Kindergartners
Marlina Curry's kindergartners at Cote Brilliante School have done it again - walked off with a top division prize at the Greater St. Louis Science Fair. This is the fourth division prize Curry's kids have claimed in six years.The 12 girls and 10 boys...
Beans Feed the Stomach and Nourish the Soil
Whether it's the nutty pods of string beans or the nutrient-rich and buttery seeds of other varieties, the bean is cherished for its versatility and tastiness.The bean feeds the eye and the soil as well, in its amazing range of colors and in its ability,...
Bengals Demand New Stadium ... or Else
Cincinnati Bengals general manager Mike Brown has given the city until the end of the year to guarantee construction of a football stadium or the team will be moved, he said.Brown said that he met once with Maryland officials about a possible move to...
Black, Basic and Bulletproof Village Voice Columnist Lisa Jones Seeks a New Identity for African-American Women
Author and Village Voice columnist Lisa Jones is the curly-haired, caffe latte-skinned daughter of a Jewish mother and an African-American father.She describes people of mixed racial parentage as "rainbow babies." But as for herself, Jones says flatly:...
Blues Don't Kid around in 4-1 Victory
Like other pro sports, hockey is sometimes referred to as a kids game played by grown men.On Tuesday night, the Blues' kids showed the men how to play the game.Rookies Denis Chasse, Dave Roberts and Ian Laperriere scored consecutive first-period goals...
Board Appears Set to Approve Jrotc Program
University City High School could offer a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit next fall.Superintendent Lynn Beckwith said he has recommended that the School Board approve either an Air Force or Navy JROTC program at the high school. The board...
Bomb Blast Barely Misses Spanish Opposition Leader
Terrorists struck at the top levels of Spain's political establishment Wednesday with an unsuccessful car bomb attack on opposition leader Jose Maria Aznar.Aznar, who heads the conservative Popular Party, escaped with minor cuts from the morning rush-hour...
Bombing Exposes U.S. Vulnerability Americans Learn It Can Happen in the Heartland
Had the bomb gone off in New York or Washington, it would have felt differently and less surprising to Americans. But by striking in Oklahoma City, in the middle of America, terrorists have exposed the vulnerability of Americans wherever they are.Terrorism...
Books on Tape
"AGAINST ALL HOPE" An autobiography by Armando Valladares (18 hours, unabridged, Blackstone Audio Books, $66.95 purchase, $16.95 rental)</P><P>Nothing prepares listeners for this type of story, because most of us cannot conceive of...
Bosley's Budget Plan Focuses on New Jail, Hiring More Police
St. Louis would hire 25 new police officers, provide police pay raises and lay the groundwork for a new jail, under Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year.The $327.7 million spending plan, which would go into effect...
Brady Calls for `Burial' of Concealed Weapons Plan
Jim Brady, the onetime presidential press secretary whose name has been associated with gun control since his wounding 14 years ago, urged Missourians on Wednesday to "let your representatives know you want to vote" on whether to allow people to carry...
Briefs
MISSOURI AFFTON Shalala To Speak Sunday At Fair For Older Adults</P><P>Donna Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be the keynote speaker Sunday at Affton High School as part of an older adults...
Briefs
UNITED NATIONS U.S. Aims To Cut Arsenal, Gore Pledges</P><P>Seeking permanent curbs on nuclear weapons technology, Vice President Al Gore declared at the United Nations on Wednesday that the United States ultimately wants to eliminate...
Briefs
UNITED NATIONS U.S. Aims To Cut Arsenal, Gore Says</P><P>Seeking permanent curbs on nuclear weapons technology, Vice President Al Gore declared at the United Nations on Wednesday that the United States ultimately wants to eliminate its...
Briefs
CHICAGO Child In Custody Battle Is Told He Was Adopted</P><P>Baby Richard has been told he was adopted. He reacted to the news by asking to go outside to play.</P><P>Richard, 4, is the focus of a l custody battle between his ...
Bryan's: New Clayton Restaurant Reaps Applause! Applause!
WHEN a restaurant has just opened, there is an excitement in the air. Sometimes that can disintegrate into nervousness and mistakes. At Bryan's, the excitement is manifested this way: Every member of the staff has a sparkle in the eye and an almost irrepressible...
Burbes Pitches Howell Past Warriors in 8-1 Win
Craig Burbes wanted to finish what he started Tuesday afternoon. His arm - and the St. Charles West High Warriors - had other ideas."I knew I was getting tired, but I wanted to go out there and try for the complete game," said Burbes, a senior pitcher...
Cardinals in Dress Rehearsal
Except for one minor adjustment, the Cardinals' regular lineup is expected to be on display for the first time today.In a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Al Lang Stadium, Bernard Gilkey may have to be the designated hitter rather than play in the...
Care Service Is Planning Campaign for Money to Expand Food Pantry
The Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service is raising money to more than triple the size of its food pantry and family service center.The care service will formally kick off its campaign at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Sts. Joachim and Ann School Cafeteria, 4112...
Center Will Be Site for Waste Collection
Residents of the Mehlville Fire Protection District can get rid of household hazardous waste on April 29 by taking it to South County Center.A collection site will operate from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking area behind the Dillard's store. From 9 to...
Check out Plantings by the Expert: Nature
Those of us who plan and plant for spring bloom feel pretty proud of our efforts when the tulips and daffodils and creeping phlox come together to form a picture. Meanwhile, nature produces wildflower gardens in the woodlands that rival our artificial...
City Budget Plan Focuses on Police
St. Louis would hire 25 new police officers, provide police pay raises and lay the groundwork for a new jail, under Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year.The $327.7 million spending plan, which would go into effect...
Civil Justice Overhaul Caps Gop's 1st 100 Days
It was the most difficult test of the new Republican House leadership: a long-promised, complex overhaul of the civil justice system. But the troops were scattered on several fronts."When we entered our discussions we knew we had to come to a consensus,"...
Clinton Vows `Swift, Certain and Severe' Justice
President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that the car bombing that killed children and federal employees in Oklahoma City was the work of "evil cowards." He vowed that the culprits would be tracked down and severely punished."The United States will not...
Clinton Vows `Swift, Sure and Severe' Justice
President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that the car bombing that killed children and federal employees in Oklahoma City was the work of "evil cowards." He vowed that those responsible would be tracked down and severely punished."The United States will...
College Postpones 4 New Programs
The St. Charles County Community College has indefinitely postponed four new occupational and technical degree programs because voters rejected a tax increase April 4.In addition, the college will scale back plans for courses in five other areas of study.Voters...
Conrad Eads; Was Businessman, Activist, Expert Rose Gardener
Conrad E. Eads, a former businessman, community activist and expert rose gardener, died Monday (April 17, 1995) at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Granite City after a brief illness. He was 90 and lived in Granite City most of his life.Mr. Eads was born...
Corn-Fed Competition
They raise more than wrestlers and corn in Iowa. Iowans, it seems, are pretty good with a softball and bat.'We used to be afraid of the Iowa teams, but we're not any more,' Manager Norb Thurmer said.In fact, the rest of the Midwest may be wary of Thurmer's...
Costner's `500 Nations' Is No `Civil War'
KEVIN COSTNER tries the Ken Burns act, more or less successfully, with "500 Nations" (8 tonight and Friday on Channel 4), an eight-hour examination of the rich history of the Indians of North America.Costner is host of the documentary (four hours of...
Couple Seeks Rezoning to Add 3 Homes on Land
The St. Louis County Planning Commission has heard a request from Thomas and Patricia Level to rezone roughly 4 1/2 acres on Old Baumgartner Road so they can build three single-family houses on it.The Levels currently live in a single-family house on...
Court Ponders: Could Husband Testify at Trial? Woman Who Killed Her Children Challenges Ex-Spouse's Testimony
Does the law against testimony by a spouse protect Tammy Corbett from incriminating comments she made to her husband?Judges for the Fourth District Appellate Court zeroed in on that question during a hearing Wednesday on Corbett's appeal for a new trial...
Court Ruling Pops Top on Beer Alcohol Labels Decision Ends Ban on Listing Brew Strength
Brewing companies may label their beers to show how much alcohol they contain, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The decision sweeps aside a 60-year-old rule intended to prevent abusive drinking.If the brewing industry decides to label the alcohol content...
Courts Endanger Fairness in Jobs
One should never make too much of the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear a case, since it has many from which to choose and many reasons not to choose any one of them.But when the Supremes handed victories to white men earlier this week by deciding...
Crossing Cultural Bounds
AS THE WORLD gets steadily smaller, cultural cross-influences grow ever greater in the field of design. In fact, it's fair to say that most U.S. interior design is today visibly influenced by traditions other than our own.While the rise of globalism...
Day by Day
TODAY DANCE THEATER - DANCE ALIVE II will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Jelkyl Theater at Roemer Hall, Lindenwood College, Kingshighway at First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles. Thirty-two dancers from the faculty and students of Lindenwood College...
`Dead Duck' of Baseball Is Flying in St. Louis
They still tell a wonderful story about Bear Bryant of blessed 'Bama memory, and it goes like this:One morning, two of Bryant's friends took him duck hunting. When a solo duck flew over at can't-miss range, the two deferred to the coaching legend.Bryant...
Dear Readers: Please, Please, Talk to Me . .
IF A NEWSPAPER COLUMN were really the back fence, we'd be talking to each other today about the car bomb that blew up a building, killing scores of adults and young children in Oklahoma City Wednesday.We'd be drinking our coffee, elbows touching, shaking...
Decatur A.D.M. Hopes to Achieve Rare Double at Asa
Decatur A.D.M. started its season in May with a most ambitious goal.It set out to win both the Amateur Softball Association and the International Softball Congress tournaments. No big deal, except that no team in the history of fast-pitch softball has...
Dedicated Players Revive Fast-Pitch's Popularity Softball
Tom Williamson lived near the Iowa border in northeastern Missouri. He traveled to St. Louis, and elsewhere, to play with the St. Louis-based Budweiser Kings' fast-pitch team.On this particular occasion, the Kings were elsewhere -- out of town and playing...
Derby Contenders Discover Pace Makes the Race
With the Kentucky Derby only three weeks away, many casual fans are starting to pay attention to horse racing. Those who watched Saturday's telecasts of two major prep races may have been impressed by Wild Syn's victory over three highly regarded Derby...
Desperate Seachers Find Mostly Death
By midday, the horror of the 9 a.m. bombing became achingly clear.Despite the instantaneous and overwhelming response, and despite the triage centers set up all around the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to treat the injured, there simply weren't enough...
Desperate Searchers Find Mostly Death
By midday, the horror of the 9 a.m. bombing became achingly clear.Despite the instantaneous and overwhelming response, and despite the triage centers set up all around the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to treat the injured, there simply weren't enough...
Desperate Searchers Find Mostly Death
By midday, the horror of the 9 a.m. bombing became achingly clear.Despite the instantaneous and overwhelming response, and despite the triage centers set up all around the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to treat the injured, there simply weren't enough...
Despite Bidwill's Efforts, the NFL Happily Lives Here Again
With a personal and literary bow to Bill McClellan, a waspish wizard of words, I can't agree with his well-crafted, tongue-in-cheek "defense" of Bill Bidwill.The great news that the Rams were moving to St. Louis was marred only because Bidwill, who...
Disposal Is Available for Hazardous Waste
"It's Your Turn" to get rid of household hazardous waste, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is telling residents of north St. Louis and northeast St. Louis County.Their chance will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29 at the Bissell Point treatment...
Dogtown Area Lacked Service since 1981
The opening next month of the branch library in the St. Louis Marketplace will cap years of work to restore a neighborhood library to southwestern St. Louis.Franz Park, Dogtown, Cheltenham and Ellendale have not had their own branch library since 1981,...
Dogwood's Bark Can Be Its Best Feature
Q: Can you tell me why my red twig dogwood doesn't bloom? I've had it for 3 1/2 years, and I cut it back each fall, but it has never flowered.A: There are several species of dogwoods (Cornus spp.) that have red-colored twigs and are generally referred...
Down 4-1, Wings Rally, Tie Jets 5-5
Ray Sheppard scored his second goal of the game with 2:55 left Wednesday night, giving the host Detroit Red Wings a 5-5 tie with the Winnipeg Jets in a National Hockey League game.Sheppard knocked his own rebound past former teammate Tim Cheveldae to...
Even a Smallish Plot Will Keep Bowls Full for a Family of Four
Thirty to 40 square feet of good garden soil will accommodate enough salad greens to allow a family of four to eat well throughout the spring, summer and fall.A four-by-eight-foot plot is comfortable to work in without obliging the gardener to step in...
Family Man Roberts Lifts Blues Nhl Pedigree Shows: Rookie Scores Two in Tie vs. 'Hawks
The video scoreboard at the United Center played up the Hull lineage Wednesday night.There was a shot of Hall of Famer Bobby Hull holding Brett as a baby and reading to him. Another showed Brett as a chubby-cheeked youngster standing next to Dad.Other...
Fashion Flings Itself at the Camera
IN A BLAST OF fast-paced music, the model pranced down the fashion runway into the eye of the camera - and straight out onto the Sony Jumbotron screen in Times Square.The live transmission of Cynthia Rowley's show during fashion week - the first on the...
Feature on Harry Kessler and the Kerry Patch Section North of Downtown
When Harry Kessler was growing up, he lived in a section north of downtown St. Louis known as Kerry Patch, where Irish Catholics predominated. 'If a Jewish boy got caught alone in that neighborhood, he either had to be able to run good or fight good,...
Foes Mount Repeal Effort on `Conference of States' Resolution
The Legislature adopted a resolution in February to allow Missouri to participate in a "Conference of the States." Now an attempt is being made to repeal the resolution before the Legislature adjourns because opponents contend that the conference is...
Ford on Fast Track with 71% Profit Jump Sees Several More Years of Stellar Performance
Ford Motor Co. reported Wednesday that its first-quarter profits grew 71 percent, and a top finance official predicted the U.S. auto industry's prosperity would last at least until 1998."Inflation's low at 3 percent. Consumer income is very good right...
Foreman vs. German with Eye on Tyson
Try as he might to promote Axel Schulz, George Foreman can't seem to get away from Mike Tyson.Foreman tried his best Wednesday to hype his coming fight with the former East German Army fighter, but the questions kept coming back to one central theme:...
Forest Protection Sought Landowners along River Would Rather Do It Themselves
A survey of landowners along the Kaskaskia River bottoms in southwestern Illinois confirms what several of them have been saying: They want to protect the natural forests of the area without selling their land to a government agency that wants to do...
Gas Attack Not Causing Fatalities
Another gas attack created pandemonium in the capital region Wednesday, but 372 Japanese treated at 33 hospitals for coughing, sore eyes and dizziness were reported in no danger of death.Early Thursday, a Tokyo Fire Department spokesman said one patient...
Generational Theory of Politics Gives a Distorted View
Do other countries obsess about generations the way Americans do? Here, we never tire of naming ourselves according to birth order, like some middle child complaining to his psychiatrist about whom Mom loved best.There are the baby boomers - and don't...
George Peach's List of the Most Notable Crimes in St. Louis History
Julius Hunter's List Of The Most Important Historical Events In St. Louis HistoryFeb. 15, 1764 -- A party of settlers under the direction of Auguste Chouteau begins to clear the site selected the prior December by Pierre Laclede Liguest. The city of...
Gerry Davis Makes It to the Top
What makes a man seek a career as an umpire in professional baseball?An umpire becomes a sort of man without a country. Booed no matter what call he makes. Travel, travel and more travel. Working in the volatile so-called banana leagues in the winter...
Going On-Line: Newspapers Create Firm for Computer Network
Eight of the nation's largest newspaper companies are forming a new company to create a national network of on-line services.The new company, New Century Network, will be a joint venture between Advance Publications Inc., Cox Newspapers Inc., Gannett...
Going Straight: Family Court Honors Former Offenders
He began by stealing a bike. By the time he was 14, Brian was skipping school and stealing cars.It wasn't until the 11th car that he was caught. And that's turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to him, Brian says. "I was either headed...
Gop Bill Targeting Perks Goes to Illinois Senate Scholarship Ban, Fund-Raising Cuts Included
The Illinois House has sent the Senate a GOP ethics package that would ban legislative scholarships and limit fund-raising in Springfield.The ethics package was introduced in the House Executive Committee on Tuesday, and the full House passed it 101-15...
Gossage, 43, Retires after 22 Seasons
Goose Gossage, whose Fu Manchu mustache and 95-mph fastball intimidated hitters in the 1970s, has called it a career after 22 years.Gossage, 43, said Tuesday that he feels as if he still could help some major-league teams but realizes he may have run...
Gossage, 43, Retires after 22 Seasons Mariners' Snub Causes `Bittersweet Feeling'
Goose Gossage, whose Fu Manchu mustache and 95-mph fastball intimidated hitters in the 1970s, has called it a career after 22 years.Gossage, 43, said Tuesday that he feels as if he still could help some major-league teams but realizes he may have run...
Hall of Famer George Jones, 60, Has Spent His Life Pitching and Coaching
Forty years ago, a lanky righthanded pitcher from Evansville, Ind., had a tryout with the St. Louis Cardinals.It didn't go very well. "I was a tall, skinny kid with no fastball," George Jones said. "They were looking for another Bob Feller."Discouraged...
Help Children, Nobel Laureate Urges
Intense and emotional, Betty Williams doesn't apologize for being passionate about children.Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her grass-roots efforts to stop the civil war in Ireland, told a women's group at Washington University Wednesday...
Henke's Changeup: '95 Season His Last
Tom Henke, the Toronto Blue Jays' closer when Canada won its first World Series in 1992, made a return visit to the Blue Jays' training site when he pitched for the Cardinals on Wednesday, striking out three of the four men he faced. It will be his last...
Here's a Sunny Forecast Real Estate Industry Optimistic about Full Recovery
The local commercial real estate industry got a strong dose of good news Wednesday.The occasion was the annual market review and forecast sponsored by a trade group, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. In many previous years, these sessions...
Home Run Echoes All over Town
Jack Clark's home-run shot must have cracked through just about every working television and radio in St. Louis.In unison, the hometown crowd went wacky - along the highways and lanes, where rooters tooted their joy, and from Stag-beer taverns in Belleville...
Hope and Despair in Berlin
The U.N. Climate Conference in Berlin, billed as a follow up to the Earth Summit conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 on global warming, produced a mixture of hope and disappointment. It recorded that the industrial countries will miss their target of...
Hopson Faces Colombian for Ibf Jr.-Lightweight Title
In the history of clenched fists, only seven St. Louisans have won major pro boxing championships.To which Eddie Hopson says, "Let's make the list a little longer."It may stretch some on Saturday afternoon in Atlantic City.Hopson, the self-styled "Boy...
Hostess Puts Up Squawk about Those Early Birds
Dear Abby: What do you do about guests who always arrive 30 to 60 minutes early - regardless of what time they're invited? I like to be showered and dressed, and have everything ready before my guests appear. When "Mr. and Mrs. Offender" arrive, they...
`How Deeply We Share the Sorrow' Rabin Also Offers Help; Boutros-Ghali Condemns `Cowardly Attack'
A world weary of terrorist attacks reacted with horror to the deadly car bombing that struck America's heartland.Israel's prime minister sent a message to President Bill Clinton expressing sorrow over the bombing Wednesday.The blast was big news throughout...
Husband, Wife, Poetry and Madness
"TOM & VIV" Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:54.</P><P>MIRANDA Richardson and Rosemary Harris, who play (respectively) poet T.S. Eliot's first wife and her mother in "Tom & Viv," were both deservedly nominated for Academy Awards...
Hyatt Corp. Joins Team Vying for Casino Spot
Hyatt Corp. is joining one of the teams vying for the Laclede's Landing casino lease. The hotel and casino firm would be a one-third partner with The Levy Restaurants and the owners of Duchoissois Industries.Levy and Duchoissois submitted a joint plan...
Illinois Won't Appeal Ruling on State Coal
Illinois won't appeal two federal court decisions that had declared unconstitutional a state law aiding the Illinois coal industry.The next step in defending the Illinois Coal Act of 1991 would have been an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but Illinois...
In Big Leagues, Reality Blurs into Fantasy
Building a top baseball or football team used to be an agonizing process. Not as time-consuming as constructing a pyramid or the Page Avenue extension, but close.Alert drafting, careful player development and patient resource management were mandatory....
Increase in Long-Distance Calls Helps Push At&t Earnings Up 12%
AT&T Corp. said first-quarter earnings rose 12 percent as an increase in long-distance calling volume offset a larger operating loss at the company's computer unit.The largest U.S. provider of long-distance telephone services said net income rose to...
In the Spotlight
Stephanie Brandt Granite City discus thrower Year In School: Sophomore. Height: 5 feet 11.</P><P>Statistics: Brandt is undefeated in six meets this season. In last week's Tiger Relays in Edwardsville, she established a meet record...
In Town/on Record
"LIVE AT WATKINS GLEN" The Band (Capitol)</P><P>By the time The Band played the "Summer Jam" (with the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band) at Watkins Glen Grand Prix Circuit in upstate New York on July 28, 1973, its best work...
Japan Ids Poison in 2nd Attack
Japanese authorities said they had identified the gas used in the attack Wednesday on the Yokohama railway system as a World War II chemical called phosgene.A Yokohama Fire Department spokesman said the gas was highly poisonous. He said it was made from...
Judge Ito Spends Day with Jurors Meeting Prompted by Allegations of Friction, Problems with Guards
The judge in the O.J. Simpson murder trial closed the doors to his courtroom Wednesday and opened a potential Pandora's box as he invited jurors and alternates to tell him their troubles about being sequestered.In the private interviews, prompted by...
Keeping Abreast: Is This the Decade of the Bustline?
THE GREATEST difference between us and the rest of the animal kingdom, declared Clairee Belcher, the cheeky elder stateswoman in "Steel Magnolias," is "our ability to accessorize."Ah, but Belcher might well have noted another outstanding trait specific...
'Kiwi' Hurler Adds Zeal to United's Title Drive
Webster describes a kiwi as a bird with underdeveloped wings. Webster also notes that New Zealand people are called Kiwis.Try telling that stuff about underdeveloped wings to a lot of batters who have to swing against Russell "Kiwi" Cooper, a star pitcher...
Lawyers Not Liked, Survey Shows
The local bar association asked 1,975 lawyers what the public thinks of them. The answer: not much.About 85 percent of the area lawyers said they believe their potential clients don't hold warm feelings toward the profession.And why don't people like...
License to Celebrate? Mail Carriers to Deliver Good-And Bad-News on Psls
Don't fold, spindle or mutilate the mail carriers delivering personal seat license letters Friday and Saturday.Please.After all, the carriers are only the messengers of the good and bad news for Rams fans who applied for about 73,000 seats when only...
Losing Legislators Assault Abortion Counseling Bill House Rights Advocates Win Some, Lose Some
Outnumbered and sensing defeat, House members who favor abortion rights spent Wednesday chipping away at legislation requiring women who seek abortions to first meet with a state-certified counselor.They scored small victories. One change allows victims...
Losing Legislators Assault Abortion Counseling Bill in Missouri
Outnumbered and sensing defeat, House members who favor abortion rights spent Wednesday chipping away at legislation requiring women who seek abortions to first meet with a state-certified counselor.They scored small victories. One change allows victims...
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