St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 30, 1995

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2 Area Women to Climb aboard `Peace Train' 3-Week Journey Will Take Them from Helsinki to Urumchi, China
It's not your typical summer vacation.Two St. Louis area women will leave next week for a 6,000-mile, three-week train trip across eight countries and some of the most sparsely populated, and politically volatile, territory in the world.They're not quite...
30 Seconds of Fame for the Rock Church
SUNDAY BULLETIN: The choir at St. Alphonsus Rock Church on North Grand Boulevard is having at least 30 seconds of fame almost every night of the week as a result of its performance in a hype for Channel 30's switcheroo to the ABC network affiliation....
3 High-Tech Issues Soar as Ipo Market Stays Hot
The shares of three high-technology companies jumped in their first day of trading as the market for newly public companies shows no signs of letting up.Telcom Semiconductor Inc., Cybex Computer Products Corp. and Percon Inc. all shot up within minutes...
.500 Record Would Appease Rams Fans
Fans interviewed at Saturday's scrimmage would be content if the Rams finished 8-8 in their first season in St. Louis.Most were interested in whether holdout running back Jerome Bettis would report. But they didn't think that Bettis cared about his...
7,500 See Rams Put on a Show
There were touchdown passes by Chris Miller and Mark Rypien. A couple of nice runs by Leonard Russell and Cleveland Gary.Linebacker Roman Phifer seemed to be in three places at once whenever the first defensive unit was on the field. Safety Toby Wright...
A Battle East St. Louis Could Do Without
The East St. Louis School Board, unhappy with how a state-appointed oversight panel has taken over day-to-day operation of District 189, wants to file suit challenging the panel's power. The board's attorney didn't follow its directive to sue right away;...
A Double Heritage, One Fine Tradition
The French province of Alsace, on the border with Germany, has been battered and bloodied many times through the centuries, as the two nations struggled through war after war.And whether the labels were in French or in German, as the territory went from...
Affirmative Action Divides by Going beyond Opportunity to Set-Asides
President Bill Clinton has issued a ringing endorsement of the status quo on affirmative action - and the editorial pages are swooning with delight. "At last," goes the praise, "the president has stood up for something he believes in."Perhaps.But simple...
After a Wild Ride, Disneyland Paris Finally Makes Profit
When it opened three years ago, Disneyland Paris seemed as hopelessly out of place as the Burger King on the Champs Elysees.Not any more. Boosted by its new Space Mountain ride, lower entrance fees and the gradual end to Europe's deep recession, the...
Agencies Join to Aid Black Youths Fund, Urban League Provide Role Models
The St. Louis Urban League will use a grant from the Monsanto Fund to raise money for a program that would ask black families to contribute to a program to help black youth. The program would provide black men as advisers to youths who lack adult supervision.James...
A Mall World Up North
A PROFESSIONAL shopper? I consider a trek to the 90-store Ozark Outlet Mall a walk in the park. I cut my teeth on the Mall of America, 400 stores and an amusement park, near Minneapolis.So I was primed and ready for the West Edmonton Mall, the world's...
AMERASIANS DESPISED IN VIETNAM, MANY FIND LITTLE PEACE HERE Series: AN INVISIBLE POPULATION Sidebar Story
THE "BAD BOYS AND GIRLS" who prey on Vietnamese refugees here may initially band together for protection in a dangerous urban environment.As they get more aggressive, they burglarize apartments and some eventually join a more structured Vietnamese gang.They...
A Nation Remembers
Forty-two years after the end of the Korean War, which killed more than 54,000 Americans, a memorial to those who fought to repel communist aggression has been dedicated in Washington. Called the forgotten war in part because it ended in stalemate, the...
An Average Joe, a Tired Car a Towing Company
IF YOU WERE to ask Central Casting to send you a member of the working class, somebody who's making it but just barely, you'd expect somebody like 38-year-old Gary Clifton.He holds down a manufacturing job at Metal Coatings on North Broadway. He works...
A New Vaccine Could Be the Cat's Meow
The allergist is kind, yet firm: You must find Fluffy a new home. Fluffy is making you sick. You are allergic to your cat.You may cry. (There's a fairly good chance of that, says Dr. James Wedner, who studies pet allergies. It's a common reaction. If...
A Prescription Worth the Cost
The federal Medicare health insurance program for the elderly turned 30 last week, and Democrats will mark the anniversary with a ceremony at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo. That's where then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed this highly successful...
A TOUGH NEW LAND AMERICA'S URBAN VIOLENCE ALARMS MANY IMMIGRANTS YET THEY ALSO HESITATE TO WORK WITH THE POLICE Series: AN INVISIBLE POPULATION Third in an Occasional Series
SUM SAMRETH OF McRee Avenue once worked in Cambodia's killing fields, a daily handful of rice to sustain him, guns aimed at him constantly.One day his mother, father, brother and sister didn't cut and gather rice fast enough. He recalls a swift response...
A Trace of the Old South
THE MISSISSIPPI River saw it all.The belles and the burning buildings. The formal parties and the firing cannons. And finally, the peace-making and the preservation of a lost way of life.Nine hours south from St. Louis along Interstate 55 is a different...
At the Theater
The Phantom of the Opera: The spectacle is fabulous, and while you can't leave the theater humming the sets and lights, you really want to. The Andrew Lloyd Webber score is repetitious, but Rick Hilsabeck is a fine Phantom and Sarah Pfisterer is an exceptional...
Ballooning Up Columbia Gets Ready to Swell with Hot Air at National Event
Whimsy and color will fill the skies over Columbia next month as one of the premier competitive events in hot air ballooning begins a three-year Missouri run.About 200 balloons of all shades, shapes and sizes will ascend from the Boone County Fairgrounds...
Bermuda Triangle at Second Creates Chance for Bell
So far, it feels about the same for David Bell since the Cleveland organization traded him to the Cardinals. Bell went from Buffalo to Louisville in the same league (Class AAA American Association) and the same division."We play each other about every...
BLACKS RESENT KOREAN COMPETITION ETHNIC TURF DISPUTE SIMMERS OVER BEAUTY PRODUCTS AIMED AT AFRICAN-AMERICANS Series: AN INVISIBLE POPULATION Sidebar Story
BLACK MERCHANTS WONDER why so many Korean immigrants have targeted their neighborhoods to sell hair and beauty supplies, squeezing them out of one of the few trades they dominated."They've come in and taken away a market that's not rightfully theirs,"...
Boozoo Chavis Gets 'Em Dancing to Zydeco at Union Station
Maybe it was the fact that Boozoo Chavis was playing on a stage almost completely surrounded by water - just like in his usual stomping grounds of southwest Louisiana.Maybe it was the enthusiasm and energy of the large crowd that had gathered to hear...
Briefs
MISSOURI BICYCLE RELIEF Pastor Set To Start Fund-Raising Ride</P><P>The Rev. Ronald Glusenkamp, pastor of Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church at 3600 Hampton Avenue, leaves Tuesday on an 800-mile fund-raising bicycle ride to Minneapolis.</P><P>Glusenkamp...
Briefs
WORLD ISRAEL Border Opened For Arab Workers</P><P>Israel Saturday night reopened the border between Israel and the the West Bank and the Gaza strip to allow Palestinian workers employed in Israel to return to their jobs.</P><P>The...
Brush with Design Furniture Refinishing That Goes beyond a Simple Coat of Paint
Pick up a paintbrush and create a new piece of furniture.Turn wood into marble or metal into wood. Add a bright cluster of cherries to a game table. Guarantee good weather by painting blue sky and white, puffy clouds on old metal lawn chairs.Whatever...
`By George' Foreman Turned from Rage into People's Hero
Need a hero?By George, don't we all, and here he comes, striding through a Philadelphia bookstore like Shakespeare's Caesar, swarms of faithful parting in his path. Can that truly, really be the champion of the world, Lord, it is, did the Earth move?George...
C-17 Leaves Past Troubles Behind in Tests for Air Force
McDonnell Douglas Corp. appears to have jettisoned the performance problems weighing down its C-17 program, boosting the chances that the Air Force will order 80 more of the cargo planes.Three weeks into a monthlong series of tests that will help determine...
Cards Blanked for 11th Time This Season
They didn't have to speed up Friday night's Cardinals game with the Florida Marlins. It was over before it started.The Cardinals, playing with considerably less than fever-pitched intensity and razor-sharpness, fell behind 5-0 after three innings and...
Carp Fishing's Appeal: Trying to Outwit a Fish
There is hope that carp fishing will eventually catch on here."It's probably inevitable," said Keith Davison, an Englishman in town last week on a fact-finding mission to the United States. He's here to find out whether there's hope that carp fishing,...
CBS Bouncing Back, Shaking off Sensible-Shoes Image
CAN it be true? Has clunky old CBS, in recent years the TV equivalent of sensible shoes, been born again into a hip, happening network?And if so, will the faithful "Murder, She Wrote" and Metamucil set simply be cast aside?Well, yes and no.The CBS encountered...
Cfl Bombs Tolliver Is Latest NFL QB to Look like Cfl Dud
It is happening again. A relatively high-profile quarterback who amassed decent statistics and a respectable reputation in the National Football League is bombing in the Canadian Football League.And I don't mean bombing as in completing long bombs. I...
Charged Up: Shock Victim Makes Comeback in Kayak
Thirty thousand volts crackled through the jackhammer, melted his kneecaps, surged through the back of his skull and launched Cliff Meidl into cardiac arrest."When I first saw him," his mother, Senta, said, "he was dead."Before he hit the unmarked power...
Charges Fly as China Readies for Meetings Women's Groups Fear Restricted Attendance
Organizations planning to attend a U.N. conference on women and a parallel gathering for private women's groups here say they are being hampered by bureaucratic obstacles and the Beijing government's tardy preparation for the events.The Fourth U.N. World...
China Hampering Conference, Women's Groups Say
Organizations planning to attend a U.N. conference on women and a parallel gathering for private women's groups here say they are being hampered by bureaucratic obstacles and the Beijing government's tardy preparation for the events.The Fourth U.N. World...
Chinese Buy Cemetery Plots, Family Togetherness in U.S
Cultural dictates, immigration patterns and political fears have Chinese snapping up spaces in cemeteries in the United States.And not just any spaces, but those with propitious locations to bring fortune and success to future generations.They are buying...
Christmas Corpse in Park Cornwell's Sleuth Tracks Old Nemesis from Potter's Field a Novel by Patricia Cornwell 412 Pages, Scribner, $24
IF YOU HAVE READ any of Patricia Cornwell's books, you can easily guess where her leading character, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, spends Christmas Eve:Naturally, Scarpetta is in the morgue at Richmond, Va., performing an autopsy. And on Christmas Day, she is rushing...
Corson's Agent Says Blues Played It Smart
Agent Rick Curran said Saturday that he was unsure whether the Blues would land his client, left winger Shayne Corson. But he was sure that the Blues made a smart move in signing the restricted free agent to an offer sheet.Four of the Blues' rivals in...
Dark Cloud: Ben & Jerry's Inaccurate in Rainforest Nut Pitch
Nuts! And you thought you were helping forest peoples in the rainforest.After all,the label on Ben & Jerry's Rainforest Crunch ice cream claimed for five years that "money from these nuts will help Brazilian forest peoples start a nut-shelling cooperative."The...
Dethroned: How Cincinnati Lost the NBA Royals
It's been so long since the Cincinnati Royals dribbled out of town, never to return, that they live now only in the memories of older generations, in frayed and yellowed newspaper clips, and in dusty crevices of the Cincinnati Gardens where spirits hide.This...
Dick Schultz Talks about His New Role with Usoc
Dick Schultz left the NCAA under a cloud. He joins the U.S. Olympic Committee under promisingly bright skies.Schultz resigned as executive director of the NCAA two years ago in the wake of an investigation into improper loans given to six student-athletes...
Diseases Gaining an Edge on Humans
The Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 ambushed the human race and left millions dead before it vanished. Scientists still don't know where it went, and they say another outbreak could occur.HIV appeared in the early 1980s, and the lethal disease may infect...
Doing Tile with Style
Tile in the American home has a utilitarian history. In Mexico and countries in Europe, Asia and South America, the creative use of tile is an integral part of architecture and ornamentation, but in the United States, the medium has been relegated to...
Domestic Abuse Needs Action, Not Studies
The Violence Against Women Act, passed by Congress last year as part of the federal crime bill, created the widespread expectation that it will help battered women. It won't. It is a step backward for women who are victims of domestic abuse.The act makes...
Don Nelson Not Afraid to Take Chances
Before he wore fish ties, referee sneakers and outdated leisure suits on NBA sidelines, Don Nelson was smitten by red pants.As a high school sophomore in Rock Island, Ill., Nelson gleefully put on a pair of red satin slacks that affirmed his status on...
Drawing a Bead on `Boring" Bumas
BACK in newspapering's olden days, a characteristic failing of bona fide reporters was occasional inebriation. And so it happened that one of our most esteemed colleagues got plowed at lunch, then proceeded to interview a physics professor who'd been...
Dreams Come True, Wall-to-Wall
My friend Anne doesn't usually brag, but this time she couldn't resist showing off.As soon as she opened the door to her condo, I saw it. The gaudiest prize any woman with children could want."Four rooms of beige carpeting," I said."Five," said Anne,...
Dry Land Ste. Genevieve Trying to Keep Tourism Afloat after Worries
Tourism officials in this historic river town get a little irked when people ask them if they are recovering from this spring's flood."We didn't have anything to recover from," said Mike Hankins, operator of the Southern Hotel, a bed-and-breakfast inn...
Dunston's 2-Out Blast in Ninth Boosts Cubs
Shawon Dunston's two-out, three-run homer off Heathcliff Slocumb in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday gave the Chicago Cubs an 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field.The Phillies had rallied with three runs in the top of the...
Eager Novices Fly Fighter Jets in Slovakia
For her first experience piloting a plane, teacher Betty Ethell chose to fly a high-performance jet with an air force combat squadron.But she had to travel to Slovakia to do it.Ethell, 50, attended the International Fighter Pilots Academy, a unique military...
Edmonds' Biggest Return May Be Returning to NFL
Bobby Joe Edmonds last appeared in a National Football League training camp in 1990 in Seattle. At age 30, the former Pro Bowl kick returner is trying to earn a roster spot this summer in Tampa Bay."You won't see me taking any of this for granted," Edmonds...
Ex-Flying Tiger Meets Madame Chiang Again
MYRON D. LEVY is a St. Louis County businessman with a just claim to a little piece of history: He was a member of the 75th Fighter Squadron, the Flying Tigers, whose missions over China during World War II have become the stuff of aviation legends.Last...
Fab 5
What is it that makes a house your home?Your special touch, of course.But sometimes the old castle needs a little sprucing up. So we turned to area interior designers for some tips on how to make a home sweet home. They surprised us with ideas that are...
Fantasyland? Aces' Industrial Engineer Adds Real Touch to Tennis
If you lump together the tennis players on the ATP tour, the St. Louis Aces' Bryan Shelton stands out from the crowd. He's different, but he doesn't mind.In fact, Shelton is proud to be a minority."It was probably my proudest moment," he says, "going...
Fdr's Cigarette Divides Hyde Park
It has been Hyde Park's unofficial symbol for years: the jaunty profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a cigarette holder clenched between his teeth.The silhouette is on Hyde Park's stationery and the sign greeting tourists who drive into town. But when...
Feast or Famine? by Raising Crops That Are Genetically Uniform, Farmers May Be Rsking the Nation's Food Supply
MELVIN BALSTERS can see the attack in his cornfield 25 years ago as clearly as if it were happening today.Black spots spread across the leaves of the corn plants. The leaves wilted. And few, if any, ears grew."You could see it deteriorate right before...
Feel Bloated? Don't Blame Milk, Study Says
Can a single glass of milk cause gas, cramps and bloating? Millions of Americans think so, but a new study of lactose intolerance concludes they are wrong."The final result is, there is virtually nobody out there who cannot tolerate a glass of milk a...
Fossil Discovery Boosts Theory That Ape-Man Walked, Climbed
Sifting through a bag of discarded animal fossils last year, Ronald Clarke came across something decidedly human and possibly historic.The find: a foot bone that Clarke says shows humans spent part of their evolution from apes walking upright like men...
Fueled by Hat Trick from Cirone, Vipers Motor Past Detroit
The Vipers scored four second-quarter goals and motored past the Detroit Mustangs 8-4 in a Roller Hockey International game Friday night at Kiel Center.In front of 4,816 fans, Frank Cirone recorded his fourth hat trick of the season while Randy Smith...
Gas Stations Overcome Obstacles in Moscow Entrepreneurs Conquer Officialdom's Fears
Russians, struggling valiantly to keep up with their fast-changing society, are now being dazzled by yet another Western innovation: the gas station, the newest arrival on the streets of Moscow.This development has come about despite stiff official opposition....
Gingrich Tells 'Em What He Told "Em to Renew America by Newt Gingrich 249 Pages, Harpercollins, $24
POLITICAL TRACTS tend toward the dense, abstract and boring. Nobody can apply any of those words to Newt Gingrich's "To Renew America," which isn't necessarily all to the good.Readers are going to bring to this brief, bouncy political tract their own...
Golf Community Loses a Friend in Jim Plummer
The St. Louis golf community lost a dedicated member and dear friend recently. Jim Plummer, 54, a member of the Missouri Golf Association board and former MGA state senior champion died July 19.The large gathering for the funeral at First Presbyterian...
Governors Wary of Health, Welfare Cuts
Topping the agenda at the national governors conference is the fear that states will be stuck with picking up the difference in cost when Congress cuts health care and welfare spending.The conference convened here Saturday, the governors' 87th annual...
Grim Images from Bosnia Shape Opinion Televised Terror Wins Muslims Support of Many in Congress
Bosnia's Muslim-led government doesn't retain a high-priced American company to lobby Congress. With television showing horrific images of the war, it figures it doesn't have to.Practically every night, CNN and other U.S. television networks broadcast...
Harriett Woods' Career Returns Home but She Won't Be the Retiring Sort
Harriett Woods' long commute is over.For the last four years, the president of the National Women's Political Caucus has spent more time in airports than her home in University City. She's been shuttling back and forth to Washington and flying around...
Helping Hand
The Christian Service Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Regional Arts Commission and a $1,700 grant from the McDonnell Douglas Employees' Community Fund. The $5,000 grant will be used for a program that brings visual and performing arts to...
`He"s So Beautiful, I'm Going to Die' and, Women Say, Shanahan Plays a Mean Left Wing
The secretary to St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall draped her office in black. She was in mourning.It wasn't the loss of a government official but that of Blues winger Brendan Shanahan, who was traded Thursday to the Hartford Whalers...
`I Had to Get Humble Enough' Charles Perez Took Risks to Get a Talk Show
AS A YOUNGSTER, Charles Perez wanted to be a priest. He believes he is doing something in the same line: hosting a syndicated television talk show aimed at 18-to-34-year-olds."The Charles Perez Show" began in eight TV markets in December and is now carried...
In Retirement Years, Women Still Cherish League of Their Own
The story sounds so familiar, told time and again by baseball players who climbed to the big leagues five, six, seven decades ago. Red Schoendienst has a similar story. So did Jim Bottomley.Grew up in the late 1930s playing ball all the time in the neighborhood....
In the End, Ashcroft Votes for Gift Restrictions
Banning expensive gifts to senators from lobbyists would appear to be a no-brainer for Sen. John Ashcroft, who ran last year on a pledge to change the way Congress does business.The Missouri Republican has been a strong and public supporter of strict...
In the Spotlight
Paul R. Ahr has been elected chairman of the Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. He is president of The Corporate Psychology Center.David Bakunas has been appointed treasurer of the Logan College of...
Israeli on Tour Bus Shot First German to Admit It Killer Slain by Police Once Lived in the U.S
The Israeli gunman who commandeered a tour bus walked down the aisle and asked the nationalities of his 24 hostages. A 64-year-old woman was the first German to respond, and he immediately shot her dead.Then he ordered his hostages to take Polaroid snapshots...
Jackson Rises from the Ashes to Stay Capital of Mississippi
JACKSON, MISS., was named for Andrew Jackson, but after Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman marched through after the siege of Vicksburg, the city was ruefully called "Chimneyville."Not much was left of Mississippi's capital and largest city after...
Jewel of a Range: Small Stove Brings Big Price
Dear Ralph and Terry: I have an 8 by 12-inch cast-iron cooking stove with the name "Jewel Range Jr." on the door. The doors open and close. The oven rack even comes out. Is it valuable?The Jewel Range Jr. was made at the turn of the century by the...
J.R. Richard Is Finding His Way Back, at Last, to the Sport He Loves
The day before the All-Star game, the talk was about power pitching: Randy Johnson vs. Hideo Nomo, with Nolan Ryan as the opening act.Left out of most conversations was the surprising sizzle left in the arm of James Rodney Richard, a former fireballer...
Jury Felt Execution Would Be Pointless Susan Smith Now Has `Long Time to Think'
Believing there has been enough death in Union, jurors decided in just minutes to give Susan Smith life in prison.Even Robbie Christian, the lone holdout for the death penalty, changed his mind. He sided with 11 other jurors moved by the anguish that...
Jury Nullification: Road to Anarchy
What philosophical view do the following groups and individuals share: Bernhard Goetz, William Kunstler, the Branch Davidians, the John Birch Society, the National Rifle Association, the CATO Institute, the Montana Militia, Judge David Bazelon, the Ku...
Just for Fun: A Family Painting Project
I will say this about our painted furniture: You don't have anything like it.You don't have anything like our garage floor, either. It's now a lighthearted sweep of gray cement festooned with bold dashes of hot pink, neon green and electric blue. I put...
Keenan Has Blues on a Mission, but to Where?
In the seven weeks since the Kiel Center Partners deposed popular chairman Mike Shanahan, the Blues have been inextricably changed.General manager and coach Mike Keenan used an escape clause tied to Shanahan's employment as an opportunity to gain an...
Lesser Degree Ph.D.S Are Struggling in Saturated Job Market
Each morning, Daniel Wetzel heads for an unused laboratory at the University of Vermont.Wetzel, who has a doctorate in neuroscience from Princeton in 1982, settles in at a computer, surrounded by the trappings of science - test tubes, a lab table, glass...
Lewis Make Quick Exit from Hot Meet
Carl Lewis' first visit to the U.S. Olympic Festival since 1986 ended more quickly than he or the track and field fans would have liked.Lewis used only three of his six allotted jumps Saturday, and after passing on his fourth, he limped off with a strain...
Lewis Makes Quick Exit from Hot Meet
Carl Lewis' first visit to the U.S. Olympic Festival since 1986 ended more quickly than he or the track and field fans would have liked.Lewis used only three of his six allotted jumps Saturday, and after passing on his fourth, he limped off with a strain...
Liberty for Americans with Disabilities Attacks on the Ada Are Attacks on the Basic Ideals of This Country
Those of us who fit the category of Americans with disabilities have been paying close attention to the rumblings in Washington I joined the ranks of America's largest minority group, Americans with disabilities, in 1967. After an automobile accident,...
Making Scents of Bath Time
BATH SCRUBS, splashes and oils have become so popular that you can find exotic botanical versions in supermarkets as well as gift and aromatherapy shops.But making your own concoctions can add to the pleasant, stress-relieving ritual of taking a bath.Here...
Male Breast Growth
Dear Dr. Donohue: Klinefelter's syndrome can, as you wrote, cause breast enlargement in males. This chromosome abnormality can, as you also know, be determined by a blood-chromosome test. Klinefelter's syndrome often goes undetected until later life....
Marine Avenue Thanks Police with a Feast
With help from St. Louis police, Marine Avenue residents have taken back their street. So Saturday they invited the entire 3rd District police force back for hot dogs, burgers, barbecued chicken and bratwurst."We're not putting up with the garbage,"...
Marino Poised to Shatter Records
While growing up in Pittsburgh, Dan Marino does not recall ever watching Fran Tarkenton play.He does not remember when the Minnesota Vikings quarterback set the record for most career touchdown passes. Or passing yards. Or pass completions. Or pass attempts.Now,...
Marsh Paid a Huge Price for Love of Football - His Leg
Curt Marsh just didn't know if he could go through with it.Yes, the former Los Angeles Raider had long since given up any lingering thoughts of playing again in the NFL. Yes, he desperately wanted only to play with his young children, running with them...
Mccartney's Book Sheds Light on Future
Since resigning last November as the University of Colorado's most successful football coach, Bill McCartney has acknowledged his career usually took precedence over his roles as husband and father.But just how far into the background Lyndi McCartney...
Merger Adds Size to Union Label but Getting More Power Not Assured
The American labor movement is doing today what American industry began to do more than a decade ago - merge, consolidate and look for ways to become more efficient.On Thursday the unions representing steelworkers, autoworkers and machinists announced...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
DON KING's quotes, like his hair, are never flat.BOB VERDI of the Chicago Tribune recently combed through a few of King's best from an interview for the boxing promoter's latest fight of the century - MIKE TYSON vs. PETER McNEELEY in Las Vegas on Aug....
Movies' Music Man Ry Cooder Has Set the Mood for Many Films
AS REPORTERS gathered to watch scientists dig into the grave of Jesse James earlier this month, it was obvious that the life and times of the famous outlaw still exert a powerful grip on the American imagination.Jesse's story is so familiar, in fact,...
NATO Pulling Free from U.N
When French Legionnaires and an armored column of British troops rolled onto this strategic mountain overlooking Sarajevo on Monday, their officers announced they were there to warn the Serbs: Mess with us, and we will hurt you.But they also carried...
News Improves for Valley Park Schools
Last February, two staples stuck together were going to cost the Valley Park School District $680,000.Now, two staples stuck together are supposed to be saving the Valley Park School District $540,000.Remember the story five months ago?Because the staples...
No Embargo Means Chaos in Bosnia
Last Wednesday, the Senate voted 69-29 to unilaterally lift the arms embargo against Bosnia. Last month, the House did the same by a greater margin. The president objects, but Congress may get its way. Then what? Then all hell will break loose.Those...
No-Names No More, Baltimore's a One Horse Town Again
After a season in legal limbo, a season with nothing to call itself except Baltimore Football Club, that city's CFL team is the proud owner of a new nickname.Let's hear it - drum roll, maestro, please - for the Stallions.Now in some circles, this will...
Notebook/calendar
NOTEBOOKDisabled persons wishing to get into the shooting/hunting sports are invited to use the resources of the National Rifle Association's Disabled Shooting Services for expert guidance and information. The free service is available by writing: 11250...
Now-Famous Friends: Well, Sort Of
LAST weekend was a big one for the Erasmus Hall High School class of 1947 - three members of the same Brooklyn high school class receiving large space in a St. Louis newspaper. In truth, it was two of my classmates as subjects of major stories while...
Organ Bank Offers New Leases on Life Donors Are Too Few for Need, Agency Says
At the Midwest Organ Bank, the marked-up boards on the wall that in other offices might track sales of a product or service instead track organs - how many have been procured, by which hospitals and when.A couple of small boards at the bank's office...
`Outing' the Movies Gay and Lesbian Films Are on the Rise
THE often-perplexing cross-currents of American culture are nowhere more contradictory than in our attitudes toward homosexuality.On the one hand, there seems to be an official backlash against gay and lesbian lifestyles, symbolized by recent court decisions...

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