St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 28, 1995

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1995 Made Movies, but Not Much Moolah
As 1995 fades to black, the Hollywood box office appears to be running slightly ahead of 1994's record take. But no one is celebrating.The reason: The number of tickets sold was the same as or lower than last year, while movies cost much more to make...
4-Year-Old Boy to Head Monastery
Like a lot of 4-year-olds, Sonam Wangdu is a big Power Rangers fan.But in a few weeks, he will go from Western culture's fads to studying subjects ranging from history to medicine and metaphysics.That's because Sonam is recognized as the reincarnation...
A Better Way to Issue Licenses?
The Missouri Department of Revenue has 11 branch offices around the state where residents can buy license plates, change their vehicle titles and renew their drivers licenses. The department also has contracts with 167 fee offices operated by friends...
A Capital Divided Cannot Stand
It didn't take long for the first test of the Bosnian peace accords. Admiral Leighton Smith, the commander of NATO forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina, met Tuesday with Bosnian Serb leaders who asked that NATO postpone the deadline for reunifying Sarajevo for...
A Chance Cleaning
I'M ONE of those women who clean the house before the cleaning woman comes. No one is going to catch me with my toilet seat up and my plants down.Assuming you are a woman who would postpone her own funeral to clean her oven so it wouldn't set off the...
Across America with Kuralt a Few of His Favorite Places
CHARLES KURALT'S AMERICA By Charles Kuralt 279 pages, Putnam, $24.95</P><P>NOW THAT Charles Kuralt has retired from CBS, he is back on the road. He recently spent a month at each of his 12 favorite places in the U.S. This is pure Kuralt,...
After Strong Effort, Blues Fall Short
The Blues started brilliantly and finished with a rush, jamming the net in the waning seconds and carrying their fight past the final horn.But between these surges, they suffered some familiar lapses. The bottom line was a frustrating 3-2 loss to the...
Airlines Cut Some Fares by Half Twa, Others Matching Delta's Wintertime Sale
The nation's airlines are trying to keep the good times rolling with a post-holiday ticket sale that cuts some fares in half.Delta Air Lines Inc. started the sale Wednesday, offering discounts of 30 percent to 50 percent on flights between Jan. 2 and...
A Last Look at Nine Eye-Openers
With the year coming to a close, it is only too easy to look back and rue the multitude of exhibits, showing and tours that we wanted to see but somehow couldn't find the time for: The Motherwell collection; Nihonga, the exhibit of German Modernists;...
Al Green's Back, and Loving It
After an 18-year absence from the pop music world, and a long foray into gospel music, Al Green is back in the mainstream.The legendary soul singer, who hit with such songs as "I'm So Tired of Being Alone" and "Let's Stay Together," has a new secular...
Alzheimer's Group Home Spurs Neighbors' Concerns
Several residents have urged the Creve Coeur City Council to hold off on additional building permits for a proposed group home for Alzheimer's disease patients until the builder answers their questions and concerns.The residents told the council that...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: When I wash dishes in the kitchen sink, I usually add two tablespoons of Clorox bleach to the soap. At that point, my cat comes running at full speed and insists that I let her smell my hands.When I allow her to do this, she gets frantic...
Apartment Plan Gets Review Council to Hold Hearing about Former College Site
The University City Council will hold a public hearing Jan. 8 on a proposal to build 43 apartments at the former Rabbinical College at 7400 Olive Boulevard.The current building would be converted to 23 apartments, and two three-story buildings would...
April 2 Vote to Decide Mayors of 33 Municipalities
The mayors of St. Peters, Berkeley, Kirkwood and Richmond Heights want the voters to keep them in office on April 2.But in Crestwood, Ferguson and Wildwood, voters definitely will put someone new into the position.Filing for candidates for most municipal...
Artifacts Reinterpret History of New Salem
Last winter, while trudging over an open hilltop where oxen graze at the New Salem state historical site, archaeologist Robert Mazrim spotted scatterings of early 19th-century artifacts: slivers of china, dishes, nails and window glass."They were in...
Assault Weapons Ban Has Not Kept the Nation Safer
In September 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a ban on so-called assault weapons that was expected to be a great help to Democrats in the impending November congressional elections.Bad guess. The American people, who supposedly were in favor of the...
Auditions Artistic Opportunities
AUDITIONS</P><P>Orthwein Theatre Company: Auditions for "Babies, Broads and Bread" 1 pm to 3 pm Saturday at the Orthwein Theatre on the campus of Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School, 425 N. Warson Rd. Parts are available for six...
Auto-Matic Automated Toll Road Opens in California
America's first fully automated, privately built toll road opened Wednesday, a 10-mile stretch that features rates based on congestion and employs dashboard-mounted meters instead of toll-takers.The opening of the not-so-free way - a road designed to...
A Whale of a Night
No, Moby Dick won't be at First Night this year, but a life-size, anatomically correct (we can only imagine) Bowhead Whale will.The whale of a whale, the midwest's largest fish tank and an interactive children's museum are all part of the new St. Louis...
Baseball Fans Here Will Get Religion Again
Unless you lapsed into a 365-day stupor after eating Grandma's fruitcake last Christmas - gagging down a whole pound of that pyschedelic brick was a poor decision - you realize that 1995 was an epic sports year in St. Louis.The Blues finally moved...
Belleville East Sets Sights on Tourney
The Belleville East boys basketball team has set two early goals this season - win the Belleville City Championship and the Collinsville-Schnucks Holiday Classic.The Lancers are halfway there after they won the city title by beating Belleville West 64-62...
Billikens Choke Down Hors D'oeuvre Mccauley Helps Bake Chicago State, but Tougher Foes Loom
As soon as the details of Wednesday's 96-56 Billikens victory reach Israel, the telephone might be ringing in the apartment of Carlos McCauley and Jeff Harris."Hey, 'Los, heard you nailed Chicago State for 20 points," Erwin Claggett will say. "Heard...
Blues Look for Answer in the Stars Renewed Scoring Slump Has Team on Skids Again
On Tuesday, the Blues looked up in the standings when they met the Detroit Red Wings, the first-place team in the Central Division, and learned a lesson about themselves:They aren't in Detroit's class.The Red Wings spotted the Blues two goals in the...
Board Fills Vacancy despite Confusion
The Twin Oaks Board of Trustees traveled a winding and confusing path last week in filling a vacancy on the board.Ray Slama, the former chairman of the village's planning and zoning board, was elected to the board by a 4-0 vote. He takes over the seat...
Board Says No to Trash Fee Increase Mayor Casts Tie-Breaking Vote against Proposal to Raise Yearly Bill
The Valley Park Board of Aldermen has narrowly rejected a proposed increase in the trash fee.The increase, which would have upped the annual residential fee to $132 from $108, received a 4-4 vote, with Mayor Joseph Harrington casting the tie-breaking...
Books on Tape
"THE MURDERERS" A novel by W.E.B. Griffin (15 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Corp., $25.95)</P><P>A narcotics cop gets whacked in his kitchen shortly after his wife has left him to move in with a homicide detective. Is his death business-related...
Bosnia Enemies Meet 1st Deadline Troops Pull Back, Give Way to NATO
Working to meet the first deadline of Bosnia's peace agreement, the government and rebel Serbs pulled their forces back Wednesday from key areas around Sarajevo. NATO troops moved gingerly into the abandoned zones, wary of hidden hazards.The deadline...
Bower Vine Grows a Hearty, Tasty Kiwifruit
Who would have thought that such a delectable fruit could have been hidden among those leaves? The bower vine (Actinidia arquta) has been strictly an ornamental in the almost 100 years that it has been grown in the United States.Yet within the green,...
Briefs
MISSOURI FEDERAL JUDGESHIP U.S. Senate Confirms Nomination Of Webber</P><P>The Senate has confirmed the nomination of E. Richard Webber to the U.S. District Court in St. Louis.</P><P>Webber, a state circuit judge from Memphis,...
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA Explosion At Suspected Drug Lab Kills 3 Children</P><P>An explosion Tuesday in Aguanga, a desolate area 60 miles northeast of San Diego, ripped through a mobile home that investigators suspect doubled as a drug lab,...
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA Explosion At Suspected Drug Lab Kills 3 Children</P><P>An explosion in Aguanga ripped through a mobile home that investigators suspect doubled as a drug lab, killing three children and burning their mother and two...
Budget Approved despite Protests from Deputies
Despite continuing protests from members of the St. Charles County Deputy Sheriff's Association, the County Council approved a 1996 county budget Tuesday night, the first time the council has approved a budget before the end of the year.In the final...
Chambers Helps Devils Beat Isles
Shawn Chambers scored his first goal of the season and set up two others, including John MacLean's game-winner, to give the New Jersey Devils a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.Neal Broten, Bill Guerin and Stephane Richer also...
City May Shed More Light with New Bulbs, Fixtures
Street lights in Pasadena Park could get a new look under a plan being considered by the Board of Trustees.The board has committed to changing the lights from 175-watt mercury-vapor to 100-watt high-pressure-sodium bulbs for more efficient lighting....
City Wants Metrolink to Go to Flo Valley Extension `Would Be Beneficial to Community,' Mayor Says
Dellwood is asking transportation planners to extend MetroLink to Florissant Valley Community College. The idea received support from the St. Louis County Council.Mayor Jack Agnew said that the extension "would be beneficial to the community. Some people...
Clinton in Danger of Nixonian Fall
Oliver Stone has done a movie on Richard Nixon. Like its subject, it is sometimes brilliant, sometimes maddeningly self-indulgent and, like Nixon's public life, continues way past the point when you think it's going to end. The film concludes with President...
Common Infection Linked to Early Births
An extremely common, easy-to-cure female infection is responsible for about 6 percent of all premature births, researchers say. But many infected women do not know they have it.The condition, called bacterial vaginosis, affects up to one-quarter of all...
Common Infection Linked to Early Births Illness, Easily Cured, Affects 25 Pct. of Pregnant Women
An extremely common, easy-to-cure female infection is responsible for about 6 percent of all premature births, researchers say. But many infected women do not know they have it.The condition, called bacterial vaginosis, affects up to one-quarter of all...
Cor Jesu, Iwa to Meet in Rematch
For the second successive year, Cor Jesu and Incarnate Word will meet in the championship game of the Visitation Christmas Tournament. Cor Jesu is the tournament's two-time defending champion.After winning the tournament last season, the Chargers went...
Criticism over Bids Irks Mayor Conflict Charges Stem from Rudloff's Links with Carpet Company
Bellefontaine Neighbors Mayor Marty Rudloff says he isn't going to quietly listen to charges that he and the Board of Alderman are acting improperly.Some residents have alleged that Rudloff has used his influence as Mayor to get contracts for his friends....
Critics, En Garde Geena Davis Insists She's Not Slumming in Pirate Pic-Just Having Some Fun
Say what you will about Geena Davis' plunge into the action picture genre, the Academy Award winning actress is finally enjoying herself on the set. And fun, she says, is a very important thing for an actress to have.Playing a pirate in "CutThroat Island"...
Day by Day
SATURDAY GREYHOUND DAY - Members of REGAP (Retired Greyhounds As Pets) will hand out information on adopting former greyhound racers from noon to 3 p.m. at Frank's Nursery, 3725 Harry S. Truman Drive, Cave Springs. Dog owners will answer questions...
Dig This: If You're a Gardner, There's Plenty to Read Be It Organic, Horticultural or Design, Publications Are Sprouting
You might want to check out the healthy crop of gardening magazines that has sprouted in recent years. Here's a brief profile of several popular gardening publications, including Horticulture and Organic Gardening, two of the oldest and most popular....
District Names Wildwood Mayor as Its Controller David Glaser Vows Not to Run for Re-Election to Top City Post
David S. Glaser, a former top aide of the Rockwood School District's new superintendent, has been picked to oversee Rockwood's finances.Glaser (pronounced Glahser) will begin working for the district in early February. Glaser, who became mayor of the...
Downhill Danger: Sledding Can Be Bad to the Bone
Sledders, beware. You could be cruising toward a bruising. Or sliding toward a lacerated forehead, a broken leg, a dislocated shoulder or a cracked vertebra.Just listen to Michelle Hunt, 13, who was careening down an ice-glazed "Suicide Hill" in Webster...
Facts Obscured in Budget Debate
Shutting down the government is not nearly as bad as shutting down our minds. There has been a great deal of emotionalizing, rhetoric and posturing over the budget - but very little analysis of the facts and their meaning. The media seem content to cover...
Family Stuff
Show of HandsIf you and the kids missed the Piwacket Children's Theatre holiday show in its performances earlier this month, you have one more chance. The show, which is presented by off the cuff productions, will be at the Chesterfield Community Theatre,...
Fit to Be Tied- to the TV Only the Ty-Dy Bol Is Missing from This Year's College Football Match-Ups
So, your New Year's resolution is to shape up.You or a loved one overpaid for one of those over-hyped hump riders for your holiday present. Cool, man.Your vow is to use it, and not just to hang clothes on. Well, as the Nike folks would say, JUST DO IT,...
Former Bleu Cross Exec Sues over Firing
A former chief financial officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri Inc. claims the insurer fired him for allegedly refusing to sugar-coat financial projections for Blue Cross' for-profit subsidiary, RightChoice Managed Care Inc.The executive,...
France Detonates Fifth Nuclear Explosion in the South Pacific
France set off another underground nuclear explosion in the South Pacific Wednesday. It was the fifth in a test series that began in September and has drawn protest from around the globe.The blast occurred at 3:30 p.m. St. Louis time on Mururoa Atoll...
`Garden Lady' Gets Ideas from Everywhere
One of the nice things about writing a garden column is that your readers can be anywhere. Two of them made two days for me last week by popping up in unexpected places to say nice things. The first was at Alexian Brothers Hospital where I'd gone to...
Gateway Powers to Get Early Test
Gateway Athletic Conference powers St. Charles West and Francis Howell will square off in a key league contest Friday, Jan. 5, at West. Today, they'll get an early preview.In the quarterfinals of the 18th annual Holiday Festival Tournament at Meramec...
Gop Seeks Panel to Redraw Boundaries for Townships
Republicans in St. Charles County are calling for a bipartisan committee to redraw township lines to coincide with the boundaries of the county's seven state representative districts.The proposal also suggests increasing the number of townships in the...
`Hail Mary' Celebrates Anniversary
Twenty years ago, on a gray, freezing afternoon in Minnesota's old Metropolitan Stadium, Roger Staubach threw up a 50-yard prayer. Down near the goal line, Drew Pearson answered it with an awkward one-handed catch and stepped into the end zone as stunned...
Hard to Love Neighbor Who's Bugged by Bugs
Dear Ann Landers: Justice takes another hit in the judicial wars. The hot-coffee episode at McDonald's is one more example in the long line of bewildering verdicts.I have a personal forehead slapper to add to your growing list of litigious oddities....
Hearing Set on Apartment Project
The University City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposal to build 43 apartments on the site of the former Rabbinical College at 7400 Olive Boulevard.The hearing will be at the council's meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at City Hall at...
Holiday Tourneys Provide Key Tests Major Meets Held at Desmet, Granite City
For wrestlers, 'tis the season to let it all hang out. Athletes and coaches use holiday tournaments as a barometer to help gauge just how good their team is.The tougher the competition, the better. The distractions are fewer. No school, no studies,...
Homeless Board Allocates $92,000
Ten agencies will share in $92,000 to be distributed from a fund monitored by the St. Charles County Homeless Board.Twice a year, the board recommends how money from a special homeless assistance fund is to be distributed. The final decision is made...
How `Risky Behavior' Can Be Terminal
WHILE commentating on the recent carjacking murder of Chicagoan Ethan Kane, a TV broadcaster suggested that the young man didn't use his best judgment by being in a car in the alley behind his North Side home at 4 o'clock in the morning.The point was...
Hughes Pays Dues, Helps CBC Advance
CBC point guard Larry Hughes can make an appreciable difference in a basketball game. Even when he misses virtually the entire first quarter.After sitting out the first 6 minutes 24 seconds, Hughes scored a game-high 21 points, notched five assists,...
If All Else Fails, Try Inviting Yourself Even If That Means Landing a Trip to the White House
WANT to be invited to the White House?Like to spend an evening with Bill and Hillary, but not sure how to swing it?Try the method used by The Patt Holt Singers from St. Charles. They'll be in the East Room of the White House tonight."We invited ourselves,"...
Improper Staking Can Cause Problems When Attempting to Plant New Trees
Container trees from commercial nurseries normally come with only one stake. While such rigid staking increases production space, thereby cutting initial cost to customers, it also can lead to trees with weak, spindly trunks and little wind resistance.Unfortunately,...
Improper Staking Can Cause Some Problems for New Trees
Container trees from commercial nurseries normally come with only one stake. While such rigid staking increases production space, thereby cutting initial cost to customers, it also can lead to trees with weak, spindly trunks and little wind resistance.Unfortunately,...
Intercepted Once Popular Sports Games Relegated to Obscurity with Advent of Videos
Electric football?Sure, Nancy Stanek remembers. How could she forget?The vibrating playing field that made its tiny plastic players buzz around like drunken snails is American nostalgia.The little quarterback could be made to flick a pass, the kicker...
Israel Pulls out of West Bank City Thousands Mark Shift of Power in Ramallah
Israeli soldiers drove out of Ramallah under a hail of stones Wednesday, capping a pullout that gave Yasser Arafat control of more than 90 percent of the West Bank's Palestinian population and one-third of its land.The withdrawal from Ramallah, a day...
It's about Time If You've Got a Second, We've Got the Web Sites
As the seconds tick down to a new year, time is a subject much on our minds. And much on the minds of webheads everywhere, if the result of a Webcrawler search on the word "time"--61,477 documents found--is any indication. So, in the New Year's spirit,...
It's All in the Family
News and notes from casinos and boats.Twice the fun: A mom-and-son team hit the Casino St. Charles earlier this month and each played the same numbers at video keno--and each hit a big jackpot.Margaret Hughes and Robert Fink, both of Terre Haute, Ind.,...
It's Not All That Trivial
Question: What's the hottest fund-raising method that many schools and organizations are now using?Answer: Trivia nights.Trivia was the fad of the late `80s. Trivial Pursuit and its imitators capitalized on it. But this board game became a bored game...
John Hiatt
Reviews from across the country of John Hiatt, who will be performing at Mississippi Nights on Jan. 23.The Dallas Morning News(Dec. 17, 1995)With John Hiatt, almost every word counts. A masterly songwriter with a flair for twisted images, he began...
Kentucky Puts Rider Away Early
It was only a matter of time before No. 2 Kentucky took control against Rider. It was 5 minutes 45 seconds, to be exact.Rider took its only lead of the game, 14-12, on a four-point play by Deon Hames. Then the Wildcats took control and went on to win...
Kwanzaa Some African-Americans in Area Are Fearful Spiritual Holiday Becoming Too Commercial
Not long ago, St. Louis residents had to hunt hard for candles, books and gifts that celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American holiday. Today, they can't miss them.Dozens of stores, including major book chains, music outlets and department stores, carry...
Lear, AARP Planning Shows for Older Viewers
ARE you ready for "Archie Bunker, the Golden Years," or perhaps "Maude Gets Medicare"?Norman Lear, erstwhile king of the TV sitcom, has a new idea for a cable network. Maybe just as important, he has a powerful new partner to create it with: the American...
Let Phoenix Court Rise Elsewhere
New questions are being raised about the viability of building a rent-subsidized housing development on a site in East St. Louis' Edgemont neighborhood. Because the new questions center on environmental rather than political issues, they put the city's...
Let's Kill All the Fruitcakes!
Just as baby boomers have all but put an end to the queasy specter of a pitcher of buttermilk on a kitchen table, it is also within our power to wipe out fruitcake in our lifetime.Working together, we can get the job done.In the instance of buttermilk,...
Let the Countdown Begin
The Schedule: (All artists and times subject to change.)</P><P>AMERICA'S CENTER</P><P>Outdoor Main Stage</P><P>(Washington at Eighth)</P><P>7-8 p.m.: Shrinking Violets (rock)</P><P>8:30-9:30...
Levee Project Falls Short on Funding
Federal cuts and stop-and-start progress have left the St. Louis office of the Army Corps of Engineers short on funds for the Valley Park levee project.Earlier in the year, the corps fell behind on the 3.1-mile levee project because of delays in changing...
Man Admits He Drowned Wife at Hotel after Years of Denial, Ed Post Pleads Guilty
After years of passionate denials, Edward Post admitted Wednesday that he drowned his wife in 1986 at their hotel room at Union Station. He can hope to get out of prison in less than four years.Post's plea of second-degree murder concluded three months...
Mayor's Office Misstep Release on Minorities Wasn't Quite Right
It started out as a pre-Christmas effort at offering a little good cheer in the less than merry world of how the city of St. Louis purchases supplies and equipment. It ended as the news release from hell.Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s office on Wednesday...
Meal for Needy Lacked Ingredient Plenty of Ham and Salad to Go around, but Diners Were Missing
A restaurant that attempted to organize a Christmas dinner for needy people was plagued by a shortage - of needy people."I sat down this morning and cried," said Carol Saunders, a volunteer who tried to round up poor families to enjoy the program planned...
Molding in Room, Icing on Cake
IF YOU'RE looking for a way to dress up dowdy-looking rooms, hie yourself to the nearest lumberyard and take a look at the selection of ready-made wood molding. Both affordable and effective, molding has an enormous capacity for adding craftsmanlike...
Morning Briefing
MetraHealth HMO Sold To Principal Health Care</P><P>Principal Health Care announced Wednesday that is has signed an agreement to buy MetraHealth HMO in St. Louis, better known as MetLife. Principal, based in Des Moines, Iowa, already provides ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
As 1995 - known in crankcase circles as the Year of the Dipstick - winds to an end, Orange County (Calif.) Register recorder of misdeeds MARK WHICKER decided to acknowledge its passing by compiling an impressive array of oral highlights as uttered by...
Museum Shows Offer Perspective, While Trunk Shows Hawk the Haute Dior Makes a Statement in the States
THERE'S PLENTY of activity at Christian Dior these days, much of it focused on the United States.A couture show that included seven Dior frocks recently opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - a warmup for another museum exhibition coming up that...
Nature and Mice Abhor a Vacuum
BUILD A BETTER mousetrap, it is said, and the world will beat a path to your door.Who, exactly, will be beating that path?As the builder of a better mousetrap - no, two better mousetraps - I can tell you who is beating that path to my door. The mice.As...
Neighbors Seek Delay on Alzheimer's Group Home
Several residents have urged the Creve Coeur City Council to hold off on additional building permits for a proposed group home for Alzheimer's disease patients until the builder answers their questions and concerns.The residents told the council that...
Newcomers Snag Spotlight on `Exhale'
BesidesSugar (Rykodisc)Sugar sprinkles its latest release, "Besides," with live recordings, B-sides (get it?) and new studio material, producing this power trio's most defining work. For fans, it's a bonanza; for novices, it's as good a place as any...
New Signs to End Dispute over Subdivision's Name
Residents of a subdivision in Maryland Heights have ordered two new signs to mark the entrance to their subdivision after the last signs were vandalized in an apparent dispute about the subdivision's name.The first signs for the subdivision off McKelvey...
New State Laws to Target Motorists Harsher Penalties Set for Ignoring Stopped School Bus
Changes in some of Illinois' motor vehicle laws may bring stiff penalties beginning New Year's Day if motorists chose to disobey them.For example, penalties for disregarding railroad grade crossing warning devices will be increased. The new law will...
New Year's Rockin' Ruler
Dick Clark, America's perennial teen-ager, still has the energy of one. Clark will lead the nation's New Year countdown from Times Square in New York on Sunday night. After "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" winds down, Clark hosts VH1's "American...
Nights at the Round Table St. Louis Finds There Is Nothing Quite like a Good `Donnybrook'
Martin Duggan and Mark Vittert approached KETC Channel 9 with an idea for a television show.A handful of local media personalities, none of whom were polished television commentators, would sit around a table and discuss St. Louis current events. There...
No, Let Them Live!
People who ridicule fruitcakes are nuts. It's hard not to feel a little pity for them. They know not what they miss. Sophisticated, savvy fruitcake aficianados like myself know that fruitcake is a delicious, essential flavor of Christmas for millions...
Northwestern Bowled over by Attention
Whisked in by helicopter, dropped in the middle of the Magic Kingdom and surrounded by a famous mouse named Mickey and his friends, Northwestern coach Gary Barnett soaked it in."How could you not enjoy this?" asked the Northwestern coach, dressed in...
On Screen, Small Talk's No Lost Art
LOOK at me. It's harder that way. It's easier when you let your eyes wander while you're doing it. But making eye contact, looking at the person who is looking at you, that's what all the experts say you need to do if you want to be any good at small...
On the Fly Webster Groves Man's Unique Juggling Act Keeps Many College Teams Up in the Air
And you think you have trouble getting home when it snows.Peter Quinn of Webster Groves charters air travel for teams from 40 colleges. A blizzard, such as the pre-Christmas lulu that hit half the nation, sends his beeper into spasms."Collegiate basketball...
Outdoor Plant Containers Needattention, Cleaning
Protecting and tending to outdoor plant containers is one of the therapeutic tasks of winter - beneficial to pot and gardener alike.Most ceramic or terra cotta pots need protection now. Left outdoors and filled with moist soil, they are bound to crack...
Pacers Snap Bulls' Streak
The Chicago Bulls came up one victory shy of the longest winning streak in franchise history, losing to host Indiana 103-97 Tuesday night for their first defeat in 14 games.The Pacers held off a fourth-quarter charge as Scottie Pippen scored 15 of his...
Passing Grades after Fast Start, 7-9 Rams Had Only Educated Guess
After the first semester, the Rams were 4-0 and worthy of straight A's. But 16 weeks go into a final report card, and by season's end, the Rams had fallen from the honor roll to the back of the class, finishing 7-9. Without further adieu, the inaugural...
Pens Punish 18-Year-Old Rookie Goalie
Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr each scored his 30th goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the visiting Buffalo Sabres 6-3 in a National Hockey League game Tuesday night.Lemieux and Jagr, who are tied for the NHL lead in goals, are 1-2 in points. Jagr...
People
A bride shouting profanities. A car chase. An unauthorized photo. A police complaint. Of course, we're talking about TONYA HARDING's wedding.Saturday's nuptials on a yacht near Portland, Ore., went fine. But later, a guest decided to make a quick $100...
Perfect Pitch You'll Be Hearing More of Chris Tucker's Voice
Transmitted via phone from Los Angeles, Calif., Chris Tucker's voice sounds nothing like the falsetto whine he uses on stage. Of course, he's aware that this little difference surprises "a lot of people." His high-pitched vocal delivery is the trademark...
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