St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 19, 1995

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2 Area Players on Puma Cup Squad
When David Popp decided to submit an application to compete in soccer's Puma Cup, he really didn't know what he was getting himself into."It was a pain in the butt, really," he joked. "You had to get three letters of recommendation, two from non-soccer...
About-Face New Study Calls Vigorous Exercise Better Than Moderate
Run! No, walk. No, run!The latest in a spate of seemingly conflicting studies says that to live longer, you must exercise vigorously, not just moderately.Lately, many exercise advocates, including the government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
Ads Equating 2% Milk, Bacon Disputed but Sales of Skim Milk Are Steadily Increasing
Milk should remain on most consumers' grocery lists - and in their daily diets - despite a wealthy anti-cholesterol crusader's new ad campaign denouncing 2 percent milk, nutritionists say.Phil Sokolof, a businessman from Omaha, Neb., and founder of the...
Affirmative Action at Work in South Africa's Government
It took me some 30 years in journalism to discover it, but I'll pass it along for the price of a newspaper: On virtually every public question, most thoughtful people secretly believe both sides.Do you know anyone who isn't troubled both by abortion...
A Lesson in Conflict Resolution
Here are some ways young people in the St. Louis area deal with anger and resolving conflict: Darrell Pardue, SeniorBelleville EastIssue: I was upset about a grade a teacher gave me on a term paper. The assignment was to write about an author. I wrote...
A Listing of the Three Finalists in Each Category for Pulitzers
FOLLOWING are the finalists for this year's Pulitzer Prizes. Pulitzer juries make up to three recommendations in each category without listing them in order of preference. The Pulitzer board, which awards the prizes, is not limited to these recommendations...
America Bets on a Loser
At the age of 14, I was standing on a landing in the stairwell at Joan of Arc Junior High School in Manhattan, watching a crap game, when I felt the heavy hand of a teacher on my shoulder.My protest that I didn't even have a bet down was unavailing;...
A Textbook Example of Federal Control
Why do we have the U.S. Department of Education? If an immediate, self-evident answer does not enter your mind, it's not your fault. There is no answer.The Department of Education is a prototypical example of Washington's recipe for problem solving:...
A Values Trade-Off Favoring Children
Have you heard the one about the 95-year-old couple who went to divorce court after 70 unhappy years of marriage? The judge asked them why they hadn't split long ago? The couple said, "We were waiting for the children to die."It's a joke that made the...
A Woman's Place: Is Not Yet on Corporate Board
Cecily Cannan Selby, the first woman on Avon Products Inc.'s board, says she recalls a tense dinner meeting with male colleagues when one offered her a cigar."When I accepted I could feel them all relax," said Selby, who in the early 1970s was a pioneer...
Bad Things Can Happen to Good Technology
I DON'T HAVE a computer, so right off you know I don't have a clue what I'm talking about, but by watching the advertising wars, I figure parents will eventually stay in touch with their kids by phone, e-mail or airlines.Noting the special fares rigged...
Blues Don't Kid around in 4-1 Win Rookies Stand Tall in Come-from-Behind Efforts vs. Canucks
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...
Blues Don't Kid around in 4-1 Win Rookies Stand Tall in Come-from-Behind Effort vs. Canucks
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 goals in the first...
Bob Is Cute, Friendly, but Rather Slow Guide
Bob is cute. Bob is friendly. See Bob run. Very slowly.And that's it in a nutshell for Microsoft's earnest attempt to create a new computing environment for people who don't like computers.Bob isn't a person. He's a program, or actually eight simple...
Boselli a Heavy Favorite to Lead Linemen in Draft
A Rams T-shirt and cap in hand, Tony Boselli left Rams Park two weeks ago with a smile on his face."I think the Rams have a team with a lot of talent," said Boselli, a mammoth offensive tackle from the University of Southern California. "They lost a...
Briefs
INDIANA Quayle: He Won't Run For Governor</P><P>Dan Quayle has decided against running for governor of Indiana. "The only office I am interested in is running for the presidency," the former vice president told cable television's C-SPAN....
Briefs
MISSOURI CITY HALL Slay Sworn In As Board President</P><P>Francis G. Slay was sworn into office Tuesday as president of the Board of Aldermen as the board began its new session. Alderman Geraldine Osborn, D-15th Ward, resigned after...
Briefs
NATION INDIANA Quayle Won't Run For Governor</P><P>Dan Quayle has decided against running for governor of Indiana. "The only office I am interested in is running for the presidency," the former vice president told cable television's...
Casey Halts Plans to Run against Clinton in 1996
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey said Tuesday that he reluctantly was abandoning plans to challenge President Bill Clinton in next year's Democratic primaries. He cited health concerns.Casey's decision drew quick praise from the White House and...
Chelsea Clinton Turns 15 the President's Teen-Age Daughter Begins to Blossom
IN THE beginning, that is to say early 1993, editorial cartoonists wielded acid pens and "Saturday Night Live" took no prisoners, sending Mike Meyers out in a frightful wig. Shy, studious, braces-wearing Chelsea Clinton was 13 years old, and satirists...
Child-Labor Crusader Slain Boy, 12, Had Worked 6 Years Shackled to Loom
When Iqbal Masih was 4 years old, his parents sold him into slavery for $16 to satisfy a debt. For the next six years, the child worked shackled to a carpet-weaving loom, tying tiny knots hour after hour.By age 12, he was free - and traveling the world...
Civic Leaders Told of Campaign to Bring 100,000 Jobs to Area
St. Charles County is vital to a campaign to bring 100,000 jobs to the St. Louis area, says the head of the Regional Commerce and Growth Association.Dick Fleming, president and chief executive officer of the RCGA, explained the campaign to 400 St. Charles...
Clemens Ruled out for Opener
Roger Clemens is a no, Greg Maddux is a maybe and Mike Mussina is a yes.With opening day coming next week, managers on Tuesday tried to determine whether their staff aces would be on the mound for the first games of the season.In Clemens' case, the answer...
Clinton Challenges Gop on Welfare He Wants Reform Bill by Independence Day
President Clinton challenged the GOP-controlled Congress on Tuesday to pass a bipartisan welfare bill by the July 4 holiday but deemed as unacceptable a measure already approved by the House.Clinton said in a prime-time news conference that welfare reform...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISION</P><P>Leafs center Doug Gilmour missed a week with a broken nose and Toronto coach Pat Burns liked what he saw of Mats Sundin and Mike Ridley as the No. 1 and No. 2 center. Would Gilmour be shunted to an agitator line...
Cutting Aid Would Limit Access to College
The Republican Contract With America proposes dramatic cuts in federal student aid that would turn back the clock on educational opportunity to pre-World War II conditions. At risk of elimination are the interest-deferred Stafford loan program, the Perkins...
Danforth: Citizens Must Lead on Cuts
Federal expenditures on mandatory welfare programs, an issue that dominated the opening of Congress and that President Bill Clinton chose to highlight in his news conference Tuesday night, take one dime out of every dollar in federal entitlement spending.Almost...
Dates with Mom Bolster Marriage
AFTER 21 YEARS of marriage, I've discovered a new way of keeping the spark of love and intimacy alive in my relationship with my wife: I've recently started dating another woman.It was my wife's idea, actually."You know you love her," she said one day,...
Defending Champs to Open Defense of Emba Title Sunday
VFW Post 2866, the defending champion in the East Missouri Baseball Association, will begin its title defense Sunday at C-H Park against Elsberry."We're excited to get another season going," VFW manager Harold Orf said. "We're basically going in with...
Down to Wire: Playoff Spots Getting Sorted Out
Thanks to the lockout and the bogus 48-game schedule, there hasn't been much separation in the National Hockey League standings.Only the Ottawa Senators have been eliminated from the playoff race, though the New York Islanders are nearly clinically dead,...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: My 7-year-old is extremely allergic to poison ivy. I am getting conflicting views about treatments for it. What is the best approach?Without a doubt, the best approach is cautious avoidance, a rare virtue in adventurous 7-year-olds.Parents...
Dufresne Shakes off Rustiness
Although Donald Dufresne had not played in more than a month, he hasn't missed a beat.Dufresne ended a 17-game stretch in the press box Sunday against Detroit, then turned in a solid performance Tuesday in the Blues' 4-1 victory over Vancouver at Kiel...
Endangered Rivers Ranked Group Lists the Mississippi, Missouri among the 10 Most Imperiled
After decades of abuse, the Mississippi River has lost much of its vegetation, mussels, insects and connections to the food chain and once more ranks as one of the 10 most endangered rivers in the country, conservationists said Tuesday.An environmental...
Enrollment Growth Expected to Require 63 More Teachers
The Fort Zumwalt School District will need nearly 63 more teachers to accommodate the 700 more students it expects next year.Gary W. Hill, assistant superintendent for human resources, told School Board members Monday that the opening of a third middle...
Family Flicks
This feature from the Dallas Morning News is intended to help parents learn about movies their children are seeing or might want to see. The column, which covers films rated G, PG and PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America, is coordinated...
Fans Flock to Say 'Bye to a Good Joe Thousands Watch Montana Make Retirement Official
Joe Montana saw them pressed shoulder to shoulder in the plaza, balancing atop parapets and giant sculptures, gazing out of windows from skyscrapers.Tens of thousands of people, no way really to tell how many, had come to pay tribute Tuesday, to welcome...
Fans Flock to Say 'Bye to a Good Joe Thousands Watch Montana Make Retirement Official
Joe Montana surpassed Chinatown on Tuesday as a tourist attraction. More than two years since he threw his last pass with the San francisco 49ers, he stood in front of 20,000 hero worshipers Tuesday afternoon and retired from professional football.The...
Ford to Update Aerostar Minivan Move Will Preserve Thousands of Jobs
Ford Motor Co. has decided to update the Aerostar minivan it builds in Hazelwood, the United Auto Workers said Tuesday, practically guaranteeing thousands of jobs at the plant well past the year 2000.John Sherlock, president of UAW Local 325, which represents...
France Threatens to Leave Bosnia
France threatened Tuesday to withdraw its soldiers from U.N. peacekeeping operations in Bosnia. The French foreign minister said peacekeepers there were becoming hostages.The warning followed the killings last week of two French peacekeepers in Sarajevo,...
Gay Teacher Wins His Tenure Had Support of Students, Principal and School Board in Mehlville
Rodney Wilson, whose job as a teacher was jeopardized last year when he told his students he was gay, has been granted tenure by the Mehlville School Board.The board voted recently to grant tenure on the recommendation of his principal at Mehlville High...
Gop Expects Ethics Bill to Pass
House Republican leaders said Tuesday that they were confident of getting their ethics package passed by the full chamber.The House Executive Committee considered the legislation Tuesday evening, and GOP leaders predicted it might reach the House floor...
Grades May Have Influenced Carr in Opting for NBA Draft
Grades may have influenced the decision of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale basketball star Chris Carr to forgo his senior year of eligibility and turn professional, sources close to Carr said.Carr, a 6-foot-6, 208-pound junior from Pilot Knob,...
Green Light for Welfare Reform Missouri's Self-Help Plan Wins Federal OK
Missouri long has said it has its own ideas for getting women off welfare and into paying jobs.Now President Bill Clinton is allowing the state to try those ideas out.Gov. Mel Carnahan announced the federal approval Tuesday afternoon.Under the state's...
`Greenway' Gets under Way
Belleville Mayor Roger C. Cook and others broke ground Tuesday for the first phase of a two-mile "greenway" and recreation trail along Richland Creek, which meanders through the city from north to south.Mike Pierceall, the city's director of planning...
Grueling Testimony, Cordial Handshakes
Criminalist Dennis Fung, attacked by O.J. Simpson's lawyers as a conspirator in a murder frame-up, concluded his testimony Tuesday, then walked across the courtroom and shook hands with Simpson and his attorneys.The incident took place as jurors were...
Grueling Testimony, Cordial Handshakes at O.J. Simpson Trial, the Court Is Surprised by Friendly Incident
Dennis Fung, the beleaguered criminalist in the O.J. Simpson case, ended nine days of questioning Tuesday with an unexpected round of handshakes with Simpson and his lawyers that caught court officers by surprise.As Fung left the stand, he shook hands...
Hawks Forgot It Was Rebuilding Year
On the surface, it appeared this would be a rebuilding year for the Hazelwood Central High girls soccer team. But coach Dean Schulenberg knew better.The Hawks finished 20-4-1 last year and reached the state sectionals before falling 2-1 to eventual champion...
Hell's Angels Have a Sweet Little Secret
VICKI NOONAN knew bikers were supposed to be bad. She didn't realize how bad until she and her husband walked into an Ozark restaurant in their leather jackets. She heard someone in a church group say, "They must be Hell's Angels."Hardly. Vicki and her...
Hiccups Cures Work You'll Die Laughing
Dear Readers: Who among us has not been plagued at one time or another with hiccups? I promised to reprint the column I did several years ago on this pesky nuisance. I cannot vouch for these remedies because happily, I do not get hiccups very often and...
High Drama Grips House as Lawmakers Defy Griffin
A defiant Missouri House shunned a ruling by Speaker Bob Griffin on Tuesday and muscled an anti-abortion bill to the floor for debate.The House, dominated by anti-abortion legislators, will debate the bill at 10 a.m. today.The bill, which already has...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following sports camps have been scheduled:Francis Howell North will conduct the following camps:Football: Knights Passing Camp (June 5-8) - Open to grades 10-12; camp will run 6-8 p.m. each night; cost is $15. For more information, contact Tom Cella...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt North Middle School, 210 Virgil Street, O'Fallon, with at least a B average, or 3.0 grade-point, to make second-quarter honor roll: Sixth GradeJohn Adler, Christopher Aholt, David Alton, Kensey Aufner, Chad Bahr, Marcia Bailey,...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Charles West High School, 3601 Droste Road, St. Charles, must maintain a 3.0 or better grade point average and have no more than one C with no D or F grades for the honor roll.The following students are on the second quarter honor roll:...
Houston Post Folds, Rival Paper Buys Assets Recent Closings, Mergers of Major Papers
The Houston Post closed on Tuesday after more than a century, leaving Houston the biggest city in America with only one daily newspaper.Hearst Corp., owners of the rival Houston Chronicle, bought the Post's assets, including its presses and building,...
If Not Then, Why Now?
The first question raised by Robert S. McNamara's Vietnam memoir is why he wrote it now. Why not after he left the Johnson administration in 1968 to head the World Bank, when his insights and experience might have changed the course of events? He could...
IN THE SWING GROOMED BY HIS DOMINEERING FATHER FOR THE MAYOR'S OFFICE SORKIS WEBBE JR. LANDED BEHIND BARS INSTEAD. NOW HE'S OUT OF PRISON, OUT OF POLITICS AND ... Series: CONVERSATIONS WITH JERRY BERGER This Is the First of an Intermittent Series
IT had all the elements of a tragedy in the classical tradition.The son who honors and reveres his father. The father, a political mover and shaker, who catapults his son, at age 21, into a position of political power that devours him and sets him on...
Jackson Is All Business from Start
Pitching three-hit shutout ball for five innings, new Cardinals lefthander Danny Jackson approximated regular-season form Tuesday in a "B" game with Kansas City.This was a reminder that Jackson will be facing his most recent of six former teams a week...
Judge in Moscow Closes Japanese Cult Branches
As parents wept with joy, a judge closed down the Russian branches of a Japanese cult Tuesday for corrupting its young devotees and ordered it to pay $4 million in damages.Aum Shinri Kyo, suspected of carrying out the nerve gas attack March 20 on the...
Judge Sides with Voters, Upholds Limit on Campaign Contributions `Proposition A' Ruling a Surprise for Many
A federal judge surprised politicians across Missouri on Tuesday by upholding strict voter-approved limits on campaign contributions.U.S. District Judge Russell G. Clark ruled that the limits did not violate the First Amendment rights of free speech...
Justices Rule on Vaccine Injuries Compensation Seekers Face Barrier
The U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult Tuesday for parents who say their children were harmed by vaccines to collect from a federal compensation fund. The ruling might save the government tens of millions of dollars.The justices ruled unanimously...
Lee Says He Is Ready to Play, but Not Second
The label had trailed Manuel Lee throughout his career: He doesn't want to play, it read. And, though Lee says he was bothered by various injuries, notably hand and wrist ailments in 1993, his playing record was dotted with less than perfect attendance.But...
Losing Candidate for Board Assails Members' Censure
An unsuccessful candidate for the Fort Zumwalt School Board has criticized board members for turning against one of their own.Joe Schaefer, who lost his third bid for the School Board in April, said the School Board members acted improperly for censuring...
Mcnamara Should Donate Money from Book, American Legion Says
The American Legion on Tuesday joined other veterans groups in urging former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to donate the profits from his new book on Vietnam to programs for veterans."If Secretary McNamara is sincere about atoning for sending Americans...
`Mere Male' Steps Up to Defend Porn Watcher
Dear Abby: Your answer to the woman who refused to watch a porn movie with her husband in a motel was a bit flip. Speaking as a mere man, it occurs to me that the woman might have some problems.Most so-called "porn" movies that you can rent in motels...
Merger Costs Cut Profit at Boatmen's
One-time merger costs of $25 million weighed down the earnings of Boatmen's Bancshares in the first quarter.The bank said profits were down 13 percent from the same period last year.Excluding the merger costs, profits would have risen 7 percent.During...
Missed Meetings, Missed Opportunities
Mark Brodsky has become something of the invisible county councilman. For nearly two months, this Republican representative of the 3rd District, which ranges from Clayton to Chesterfield, has been unable to attend the weekly meetings of the St. Louis...
Mix of Seniors, Freshmen Keeps Trojanettes Running
The girls track and field team at Buchanan High in Troy features an interesting mix.On one hand are the seniors, a hard-working bunch of athletes who've set the tone for this season and for the future."Our seniors are excellent. They're super," first-year...
Montana Exits as He's Lived - with Style
In the final two minutes of a close football game, there is no place to hide. A star quarterback can't fake his way through the pressure, talk his way out of trouble, charm his way through a snarling defense. The ball is snapped and the game is in his...
Morning Briefing
Home Building Falls 7.9 Pct. In March To Two-Year Low</P><P>The pace of home building slumped to a two-year low in March as construction dropped for a third straight month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. A surprising 7.9 percent...
Mortimer, PBS Ready Rumpole's Last Hurrah
LOOK your last on "Rumpole of the Bailey," O woe, alas!England's greatest second-rate barrister, Horace Rumpole, (consummately played by Leo McKern), a stalwart of PBS' "Mystery" since 1981, is engaged in his last six-episode series of one-hour courtroom...
New Phone Lines Help SBC Boost Profit
SBC Communications Inc. said first-quarter profits rose 10 percent, as an increase in telephone lines offset a cut in the value of the company's investment in Telefonos de Mexico.Net income for SBC, formerly Southwestern Bell Corp., rose to $395.2 million,...
No More Free Drinks on Casinos New Policy Is More Responsible, Says Missouri Gaming Commission
Free booze must stop flowing by May 1 on Missouri's riverboat casinos, on orders of the state Gaming Commission.Beginning Thursday, The President Casino on the Admiral downtown will start charging $1 for most drinks in its gaming areas. Casino St. Charles...
Obituaries
Kenneth Callahan</P><P>Kenneth J. Callahan, 70, of St. Charles, died Sunday (April 16, 1995) at his other home in Estero, Fla.</P><P>Mr. Callahan was a retired ironworker in St. Louis.</P><P>A funeral Mass will be...
On-Line Only Line for 2 Services
Two sports information services premiered this month, and while very different, they share one important trait: neither exists anywhere but on-line.ESPNET Sports Zone is a general-purpose sports network created by ESPN and Starwave, the interactive software...
Ozarks Turkeys Get Their Due
Did you know that fewer than half of wild turkey hens in the Ozarks may nest in a given year? Did you know that between 12 and 43 percent of adult turkey gobblers in the Oaks are taken legally by hunters each spring? Did you know that bobcats kill a...
Parks College No Flight of Fancy for Rams
Parks College is a tiny, neat-as-a-pin campus tucked between Falling Springs Road and a rich bean field and railroad tracks in Cahokia. "It looks like a traditional liberal arts college," a school spokesman said.Yet, when John Oswald looks at the campus,...
Park Service Oks Page Avenue Extension
The Page Avenue extension has cleared a major hurdle, and construction of the bridges for the expressway could begin by the fall of 1996.On Monday, William W. Schenk, midwest regional director of the National Park Service, approved the use of 207 acres...
Penguins Wrap Up a Spot in Playoffs
Ron Francis' second goal of the game late in the third period boosted Pittsburgh over the New York Rangers 6-5 Tuesday night and clinched a playoff spot for the host Penguins.Francis scored at 15 minutes 5 seconds when Jaromir Jagr fought off a check...
Penguins Wrap Up Playoff Spot
Ron Francis' second goal of the game late in the third period boosted Pittsburgh over the New York Rangers 6-5 Tuesday night and clinched a playoff spot for the host Penguins.Francis scored at 15 minutes 5 seconds when Jaromir Jagr fought off a check...
People
On tonight's guest list for DAVID LETTERMAN: none other than St. Louis' own FREEMAN BOSLEY JR. The Boz was taped Monday uttering three slogans suggested by Letterman for St. Louis: "We've Got a Little Thing Called the Bowling Hall of Fame," "Kiss Our...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Niecha Hampton, 19, of the 3300 block of Iowa Avenue was...
President Takes Gop to Task on Aid to Poor
President Bill Clinton denounced the House Republican welfare revision bill Tuesday and challenged Congress to negotiate a bipartisan compromise on the issue by July 4."The bill that passed the House of Representatives . . . is too weak on work and...
Ralston Cancels Feed Unit Sale to PM Holdings
Ralston Purina Co. has called off a plan to sell its international feed division to PM Holdings Inc., parent of Purina Mills Inc. of Brentwood.Edward L. McMillan, chief executive of Purina Mills, said Ralston notified him Tuesday afternoon that it was...
Returning Harmony to Schools Students Learn to End Disputes without Violence
Schools across the area are learning that harmony in the classroom isn't just a utopian dream.Student mediation recently saved six Lindbergh High School students from suspension. The students took a disagreement to school that nearly ended in a fistfight,...
Solo Dads Try Feathering a Nest without a Mate
THE REFRAIN was familiar: a divorce at twenty-something, a fruitless search for a new partner, an imaginary life script that assumed the presence of children - and a real-life scenario marked by solitude and the steady ticking of a relentless biological...
Some Exercise Duds Worn by Gals Who Can Pack a Punch
IN THIS CORNER, weighing 125 pounds, wearing red shorts, red top, red gloves and headgear - Kimbo KO (Kim) Dielmann.And in this corner, weighing in at 108 pounds, wearing black-and-white shorts, red gloves, headgear and black bra top, the KO Mom (Linda)...
South Side Rapist Is Back, Police Say DNA Tests Link Him to a New Attack
After sexually assaulting six women in their homes in the spring of 1992, the rapist's trail went cold during a flurry of publicity and public alarm.Now police say he's back.After a mysterious lapse of 2 1/2 years, the man authorities call the South...
Special District Management Restructured
Acting superintendent Ronald W. Rebore has changed the top management of the Special School District of St. Louis County.In his second week as chief administrator, Rebore carved the countywide district into 11 regions. There had been five. To serve the...
Sports Shorts
Magic Johnson Aims For An Olympic Encore</P><P>Magic Johnson, whose brilliant NBA career was cut short in 1991 because of the AIDS virus, wants to play again in the Olympics.</P><P>"It's his desire to participate in the Olympics...
Spurs Beat Nuggets, Close in on Top Mark
Avery Johnson scored a career-high 29 points Tuesday night as the San Antonio Spurs moved within one win of clinching the NBA's best record with a 107-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets.Johnson, in his seventh NBA season, made 12 of 13 field goal attempts...
Stadium Tour Impresses Frontiere
With the fight to transplant the Rams to St. Louis finished, owner Georgia Frontiere is anxious to fill the team's new downtown football stadium with screaming fans."I can see the field, can't you?" Frontiere said Tuesday as she stepped foot in the stadium...
State Given Go-Ahead on Welfare Plan Self-Help Reform Is Approved by U.S. Government
Missouri long has said it has its own ideas for getting women off welfare and into paying jobs.Now President Bill Clinton is allowing the state to try those ideas out.Gov. Mel Carnahan announced the federal approval Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday night,...
Strange Season for Lions Holds Hope in Playoffs
The Lindenwood College baseball team has had a great deal of luck this season - all bad."It has been a strange season," coach John Ward said. "When it started, I really thought we had a chance to have a great year. But instead of coming together like...
Surrogacy Helps Dad Find Daughter
FOR BUSINESSMAN Hy Ash of Miami, the lure of fatherhood had a bitter urgency. Children gravitated to him and called him Uncle Hy. He volunteered as a Big Brother. He married, and soon had a son. But Aaron Ash, now 22, was born profoundly disabled. Aaron's...
Talented Underclassmen Are Getting Longer Look
While most area high school baseball coaches have been playing their upperclassmen as much as possible early in the season, some now are depending more on younger players.Steve Nicollerat of St. Louis U. High and DeSmet's Greg Vitello are among those...
Tax Reforms Change with the Times
DECLARING THAT the current tax system is `crumbling under its own weight,' Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, D-St. Louis, is renewing his campaign to restructure federal tax laws."So began a story that ran in the Post-Dispatch on April 15, 1983.Twelve years,...
Teachers, Board Agree on Three-Year Contract
Officers of the School Board and education association in the Fort Zumwalt School District have signed a three-year salary agreement.Teachers will get a 5 percent raise this year, a 5.2 percent raise next year and a 3.3 percent increase in 1997-98....
Texas Playwright Wins after Success in Movies
HORTON FOOTE, who has celebrated resilience and rebirth in Texas, won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for drama Tuesday for his dark and brooding play, "The Young Man From Atlanta."Foote, 79, has previously won fame for his acclaimed and prize-winning screenplays...
The Fair Closing on Hill Business Runs out of `People Who Loved It'
The business has been a source of family pride, Edward Paull says, and now that it is time to close, the family wants to leave while its good reputation is intact.Paull represents the third generation of his family to be involved with Fair Mercantile...
The Pulitzer Prizes for 1995
In one respect, the stories and columns and editorials that won the 1995 Pulitzer Prizes are not unusual; they are examples of what newspapers do every day. What sets the winners apart, however, is the unusually high quality of the work that went into...

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