St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 13, 1996

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151 Make Grade on and off the Field for Lindenwood College Sports Teams
A record 151 students have been named to the 1995 fall Athletic Academic Honor Roll at Lindenwood College. The Athletic Academic Honor Roll recognizes full-time students who excel in the classroom and participate in one or more sports.The list includes...
2 Blasts Planned for Tunnel in Japan Giant Boulder Remains Lodged in the Roadway
Emergency crews trying to free people trapped inside a crushed tunnel for three days have decided to attempt two more blasts today.Hopes were fading that anyone remained alive to rescue from the bus and car caught inside the snowy mountain at the edge...
3rd Blast in Japan Fails to Free Bus
A third dynamite blast failed today to remove a gigantic boulder that trapped people in a highway tunnel.Crews were planning a fourth blast, but little hope was held out of finding anyone alive.Anyone who survived the massive cave-in would now have spent...
Acf Here to Aid Icahn Move May Be Used to Force Rjr Nabisco Spinoff
Corporate raider Carl Icahn plans to use ACF Industries Inc. to raise $250 million to finance new investments. He may be preparing to devote more money to his pursuit of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp.Icahn and Brooke Group Ltd. Chairman Bennett LeBow are...
Administrator Cites Rift with Officials in Quitting His Post
Hank Sinda said Monday that he was quitting his post as city administrator because of differences with the City Council and mayor over the direction St. Charles should take.Neither he nor elected officials would specify their differences, but several...
Alderman Pulls Review Board Plan
St. Peters Alderman Judy Bateman has withdrawn a bill that would establish a personnel-review board for city employees who have been fired.But she is not giving up the fight. "I very much still believe that this is necessary," said Bateman, 2nd Ward....
Anonymous 4: Medieval Musicmakers
ANONYMOUS 4, a women's vocal quartet that performed at the Sheldon on Sunday afternoon, is a chamber group without an obvious chamber. It is a small ensemble with small voices; they sing not in the large, operatic style, but without vibrato in a drier,...
Armed with a Crucifix
WHY would a former infantry officer, helicopter pilot and tax lawyer become a Catholic priest?"God corraled me into it," says Maj. Steve Booth, an Air Force chaplain.Booth and his boss, Lt. Col. Lee Thompson, a Protestant minister, tend to the spiritual...
Artistic License Committee Favors Simple Design for Missouri Auto Plates
After seeing sketches of mules, arches and sunsets, the panel that will select Missouri's new license plate is leaning toward simpler designs: a dogwood flower, perhaps, with two blue lines signifying the state's mighty rivers."We want something crisp,...
A Stark Choice for Israel
The May election called by Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres will have elements of drama that even the finest playwright could envy. The coming campaign between Mr. Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the opposition Likud Party, will play out in...
Billikens Struggle but Win 10-Point Victory over 7-15 Team: `A Win Is a Win'
The little devil on the Billikens' shoulders whispers the stuff that makes them frown and hang their heads.Stuff such as being tied at halftime Monday against a team with a 7-14 record.Stuff such as turning the ball over 15 times and neglecting to play...
Blues Get a Tie with Panthers Macinnis Scores Twice; Fuhr Makes Big Overtime Save
In explaining goalie Grant Fuhr's quest to start every game this season, coach Mike Keenan has said the schedule works in Fuhr's favor.Why? The Blues play on back-to-back nights only 10 times this season, the fewest of any team in the National Hockey...
Bosnia Transfers Jailed Serb Officers to Netherlands
The Bosnian government whisked two Serb officers out of jail Monday and onto a plane bound for a U.N. war crimes tribunal in the Netherlands.But under U.S. pressure to defuse a crisis with angry Bosnian Serbs, the government agreed not to arrest more...
Briefs
MISSOURIWESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMYCreve Coeur To Discuss Expansion ProjectA plan to expand Westminster Christian Academy will be discussed at another public hearing before the Creve Coeur City Council.Monday night, council members voted 5-3 to delay...
Briefs
WORLD ITALY 11 People Die In Pileup Of 300 Vehicles In Fog Fast drivers and sudden fog helped cause an epic pileup Monday in northern Italy. At least 11 people were killed when 300 vehicles smashed together in a chain reaction.The site of the crash -...
Bulldogs Point toward the Future after Low Finish in State Tourney
The Fort Zumwalt South High swimming team is in no position to contend for the state title. Yet."We're not there, but hopefully, one of these days we'll be able to contend with the Lafayettes and the Parkways," South coach Mike O'Brien said. "With the...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNTyke Town Development Center has broken ground for a center at 2240 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. The center is expected to open in May. It will be able to hold 48 children and will accept infants through children 12 years of age. It will be...
Casino to Close Part of Intersection, Build New Entrance to Boat Property
St. Charles Riverfront Station will close a portion of the intersection of South Main Street and Riverbluff Drive this week as crews work on building a new entrance to the casino property.Last month, the City Council passed a bill authorizing Riverfront...
Chances Dim for Survivors in Tunnel G9iant Boulder Remains Lodged in the Roadway
Emergency workers ruled out tunneling. They tried blasting - twice. But after three days, they still have not dislodged a huge boulder to reach people trapped inside a crushed tunnel.The emergency workers grew less sure by the hour that anyone remained...
City Picks Downtown Site for New Jail Courthouse Project Is across the Street
St. Louis officials have settled on a site for the new city jail - the block south of the federal courthouse.The city wants to buy two-thirds of the block at Tucker Boulevard and Walnut Street for the jail. It would be right across the street from the...
Clinton Still Supports Health Care, Shalala Says
President Bill Clinton still believes that all Americans deserve access to health care and will continue to oppose proposals to cut too deeply into programs that protect the young, the elderly and the nation's environment.Health and Human Services Secretary...
Corps to Search for Old Explosives Buried in Jefferson Barracks Area
Army engineers plan to scour a riverfront plot in the Jefferson Barracks area for explosives buried in the top six inches of soil.Engineers examining the site last week found 14 World War I-vintage grenades on the ground. Erosion from the Mississippi...
Croom Traveled along the Fast Track from East St. Louis to Vancouver
These are the parallel success stories of two young African-Americans, one from north St. Louis, the other from East St. Louis.They enrolled within a couple of years of each other at Country Day School, where they excelled in football and other sports.Each...
Dan Jansen's Story Is Stuff of Drama
OF all the emotion-packed stories to emerge from the Olympics, none is more touching than speed skater Dan Jansen's.Who will ever forget his 1994 victory lap in Lillehammer? Circling a darkened arena, he carried his baby daughter, Jane, named for a beloved...
Deal for Eckersley Is near Trade Would Fulfill Need for a Closer
The Cardinals' quest to acquire veteran relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley is expected to end soon: A trade with the Oakland Athletics could be announced as early as today."We're still talking, and we still hope to get it done before the end of the week,"...
Des Moines Caucus: A Breath of Civility in Presidential Race Neighborly Group Selects Forbes
Twenty minutes to go and only four people have arrived at the Precinct 63 caucus site in the basement of the First Lutheran Church. Mark Strack, the Republican precinct chairman, predicts that only 10 will show up.But by the time Strack opened the meeting...
Dole Is Gop Choice in Iowa Buchanan Places Second and Alexander Gets Boost
About 100,000 Iowans shoved Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas toward the GOP presidential nomination by giving him a narrow victory Monday in the traditional opening of the primary season.Commentator Pat Buchanan scored a strong second in the Iowa caucuses, e...
Dole Winning Gop Race in Iowa Buchanan Is a Close Second in Early Vote
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas was heading to victory Monday night in Iowa's presidential caucuses, strengthening his position as Republican front-runner.But commentator Pat Buchanan was running a close second, followed by former Gov. Lamar...
Downsized Small White Pages Type May Put Eyes to Test
The new St. Louis phone book has got a lot of people squinting, but Southwestern Bell says it is worth it for three reasons:To save money.To save trees.To avoid having to give St. Louisans two white page phone books, instead of one.The body type of the...
Enriching a Marriage
From this day forward . . . 'til death do us part.For many of us, these words recall a special day of romance and commitment. To love and to cherish seems so easy at such a time of celebration. What causes so many heartfelt commitments to dissolve later?...
Evangelical Protestants Gaining on Catholics in Latin America Priest Shortage, Requirements Hurt Organization, Editor Says
FOR HOURS on end on a bright, cold day last week, thousands of Roman Catholics filed through the streets of the Guatemalan capital toward the site of the papal Mass.Dressed in yellow shirts and waving yellow banners, they sang hymns and chanted the name...
Facing the Truth on a Tax Increase
If telling unpalatable truth is political suicide, Sen. Ernest F. Hollings must have a death wish. He's not just figuratively shouting from the rooftop the politically unspeakable - that there can be no balanced federal budget without a tax increase....
Farm State Caucuses Cull Wheat, Chaff
It's an odd but engaging way to pick a presidential nominee: a small number of Iowa Republicans gathered in fire stations, church basements and school gyms, their decisions destined to make the first cut in the GOP field of nine.In these caucuses, it's...
Freedom Not to Farm
The name of the bill sounds good - the Freedom to Farm Act. Its goals sound good too: to wean farmers from federal subsidies and free them from restrictions on how much land to plant.But Rep. Harold L. Volkmer is right when he says Americans should...
Friend Needs to Clean Up Her Act
Dear Abby: I have a profound sense of guilt writing this letter, because the friend I describe is a marvelous mother, a devoted grandmother, and a smart, generous and thoroughly delightful woman. The problem? Her appearance and personal grooming are...
Gathering Gives Women a Time, Place to Connect
I CAN'T IMAGINE what it's like to be a woman. Men ostensibly have various outlets in which we gather - many of which revolve around sports and athletics. In these venues, men have the opportunity to relate with one another and quite often use them to...
Getting Peevish about Clean Air
State Sen. Wayne Goode of Normandy has just pushed through his Senate Commerce Committee yet another attempt to get Missouri to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act rules. He has modified some aspects of a bill on the same...
Good Showing in Sectional Meet Leaves Warriors Thinking Repeat
Craig Martin, wrestling coach at St. Charles West High, was hoping for 13 sectional champions. The Warriors missed that, but not by much.West, the defending state champion in Class 3A, had seven sectional champions and three runners-up while advancing...
Governors Step in to End Medicaid and Welfare Impasse
Have the nation's governors become a "surrogate summit" to reach middle-ground accords that seem beyond the reach of Capitol Hill Republicans and the Clinton White House?That was the way it looked as the governors completed their winter meeting last...
Hair-Raising Idea Over-the-Counter Sale of New Drug for Balding Americans Ok'd by FDA
Balding Americans will be able to buy the hair-growth drug Rogaine by spring without stopping to see a doctor first.The Food and Drug Administration decided Monday that Rogaine can be sold in drugstores alongside the shampoos and hair colorings, making...
House Gives Tentative Nod to Bill Banning `Drive-Through Deliveries'
Mothers and their newborns would be covered for two postpartum days in the hospital under a plan that won tentative approval Monday in the House.The bill would force insurance companies to ensure the two-day stay for a normal delivery and a four-day...
How Cupid Draws His Bow, Arrow Famous Couples Tell How They Were Struck
SOME PEOPLE swear by enchanted evenings. Their eyes meet a stranger's across a crowded room and pow! They're pulverized into gooey protoplasm.Others figure attraction is a form of medieval black magic or alchemy, while some chalk it up to pheromones...
Illinois Opens Home Page on Internet
Soon, you may not have to drive at all to renew your drivers license.That convenience could be provided through the Internet by the state of Illinois, which booted up a computer service Monday letting people tap into a lode of state stuff.Christened...
Irish Women Mourn Broken Hopes for Peace
The last time thousands flocked to City Hall square, they braved a biting cold to hear President Bill Clinton say there was no turning back to violence.Barely two months later, a crowd assembled in unseasonable sunshine Monday to mourn the passing of...
It's Official: Boxer HIV Positive
Tommy Morrison's up-and-down boxing career reached its low point Monday with the announcement that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.Morrison's promoter, Tony Holden, confirmed that a test administered in Las Vegas last week came...
Jerry Clintons in Court over Prenuptial Pact
HEAR YE! Hearings began last Thursday in the St. Louis Circuit Court of Judge Thomas Frawley on Le Ann Clinton's suit to break a prenuptial agreement with Grey Eagle's Jerry Clinton. Le Ann is seeking half of Jerry's income since their marriage in 1990....
Lady Vikings Roll Past Warrenton for Crown Fast Start Lifts Howell to Title at Wright City
The Francis Howell High girls basketball team was in no mood for fooling around Saturday afternoon.The Lady Vikings took control early and rolled to a 56-36 victory over Warrenton in the title game of the Wright City Tournament.The Lady Vikings, seeded...
Lindner Bulwark Is Contrary Unexpectedly Doing Well in a Hot Market
What do you say about a so-called contrarian fund that's up 20.3 percent in six weeks when the Dow Jones industrial average is already up 8 percent?You'd say it was the Lindner Bulwark Fund - which, true to form, is performing the exact opposite of how...
Lottery Players Impose Reason on Randomness Report Highlights Methods in Numbers Game
Playing the lottery is a rational activity done most often by people who use rational methods to try to beat the odds.That's the conclusion of a study reported Monday about how people play the Florida lottery."The biggest surprise is how much more rational...
Mai Isn't Rare, Responds to Medicine
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you give me some information on MAI? I recently moved away from the doctor who treated me when I had this and got antibiotics for it.I thought that had cured me. Now I feel ill again and was told I might be having a relapse. How...
Market Fearless; Caterpillar Takes Wing
Stocks rose to records for a sixth day Monday, driving the Dow Jones industrial average past 5600 just two days after it surpassed 5500.Economically sensitive issues rallied on optimism that falling interest rates will fatten rprofits this year. Gains...
Mayor Reconsiders; Will Back Theater
St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown planned to lobby for the proposed 24-screen AMC Theater Complex and general entertainment center east of Mid Rivers Mall before the Tax-Increment Financing Commission Monday night.This is a turn-around as Brown has had misgivings...
Mci Confirms Talks with At&t Eying Forays into Local Markets
In the world of business, your enemy's enemy can often be your friend.So it is with MCI Communications Corp. and AT&T Corp., which are discussing the possibility of joining forces to build local telephone networks to compete against regional phone companies."I...
Morning Briefing
Market Loves Talk Of AT&T, MCI Getting TogetherWarmed by the prospect of two old foes coming together, investors drove up the shares of AT&T and MCI Communications on Monday, after MCI confirmed a report that they were in discussions about teaming up...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
You may be surprised to know that all this franchise shifting and nickname stealing is nothing new to professional football. The ART MODELLs of this world have been around for a long time. For instance, on this day in 1937, GEORGE PRESTON MARSHALL announced...
Most Americans Don't Follow Political Process, Activist Says
Most Americans are illiterate about the political processes in this country and abroad, civil rights activist Randall Robinson said Monday night at a Black History Month speech at Webster University."Most of us wouldn't know a flat tax from a hubcap,"...
Musial Admired by Those Whom Musial Admires
This is the story of The Man and The Man of Letters.It unfolded last week at a special luncheon for a pet charity.As the news release said, "Little League Baseball will honor a beloved baseball legend, Stan `The Man' Musial, by building Stan Musial Field...
Mu Takes Its Party on Road
We hate to break up whatever celebration still is going on after Missouri's 77-73 victory Saturday over Kansas, but the Tigers do play again this season.No more basking in victory, please. Like it or not, it's time to move on to the next opponent. And...
New Group Fights Smoking by Young Effort to Begin with $30 Million
A new combatant entered the tobacco wars Monday: the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids.The group, established with startup funds of $30 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Cancer Society, also is supported by the American...
New Hampshire Offers Something to Sleep On
DO YOU HAVE a sleep disorder? Maybe you're one of those red-eyed people who has trouble dropping off at night?Or maybe one of those who wakes up too early and can't get back to sleep?Then maybe I can help you. No guarantees, but it might be worth a try.Just...
Officials Seek Ways to Reduce Dognappings Seven Counties Cooperate in Effort to Protect Pets
From Troy to De Soto, from Hermann to St. Louis, dogs are disappearing from their doghouses and leashes.Warren County Sheriff Michael Baker said nearly 200 dogs, most of them pedigreed and short-haired, have been reported missing recently in a seven...
O.J. Beat Ex-Wife, Her Friend Testifies Hearsay Evidence May Be Thrown out, Lawyer Says
O.J. Simpson repeatedly kicked Nicole Brown Simpson while she was pregnant and hit her with wine bottles, Faye Resnick said during a deposition Monday.Resnick, who says she was a close friend of Nicole Simpson, completed three days of questioning in...
On-Line Brokerage Now Trading Stocks, Options on the Web
On-line Brokerage Now Trading Stocks, Options On The WebE+TRADE Securities Inc., a computer on-line stock brokerage, introduced a service Monday that lets customers trade stocks and options on the Internet's World Wide Web at a huge discount to traditional...
People
Washington's hottest ticket this month was the showing of Vermeer paintings at the National Gallery of Art. Lines formed as early as 5 a.m. - but VIPs got ushered right in.The Washington Post reports that Sen. ALAN SIMPSON moved to the front of the line...
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:ACCIDENTSChesterfield: A bus carrying 15 students from Claymont Elementary School...
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:ACCIDENTSChesterfield: A bus carrying 15 students from Claymont Elementary School...
Police Net 70 in Raid at Stages Minors Are Arrested at Club Run by Feds
Police raided a Metro East nightclub owned by the federal government and arrested about 70 people for underage drinking, authorities said Monday.Stages, a dance club that federal authorities seized from Thomas Venezia during his racketeering trial, has...
Power-Play Goals Carry Toronto Past Pittsburgh
Kirk Muller and Dave Andreychuk scored on consecutive power plays late in the second period, and Toronto took advantage of an off night by Mario Lemieux to beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Monday night.Toronto won for just the second time in 13 games. It was also...
Put It on the P.A
Wentzville High School seniors Matt Kahler and Tracy Sansoucie were named sports king and queen at the recent winter sports dance. Other court members were seniors Brian Amadeo, Matt Kahler, Brian Deitweiler, Caryn Crawshaw, Chip Dutchik, Chris Miller,...
Races for Mayor in 6 Towns Highlight Contests in April
Mayors in six Lincoln County communities are seeking new terms in the April 2 elections.Seats for alderman and trustee are up for election in municipalities throughout Lincoln County .Races have developed in all four Lincoln County public school districts.Here's...
Relative of Man Who Hanged Self Cites Jail Officials
A relative of a man who hanged himself Jan. 30 in the St. Charles County jail disputes the jail administrator's contention that nobody could have known that the man, Keith Westrich, 27, was suicidal.Westrich died Sunday night at St. Joseph Health Center...
Remove Disruptive Students
Violence is so prevalent in public schools that it has come into the lower grades. Earlier this school year, a St. Louis substitute teacher, Nedra Morris, collapsed and died after police said she was struck several blows to the chest by a 9-year-old...
Rookie Perfect under Pressure
C.K. Moore brought some life to the Professional Bowlers Association Tour when he bowled a 300 in the semifinal match of the Columbia 300 Open this month in Austin, Texas.Moore's perfect game was the first by a PBA rookie on television and earned him...
Schloss' Secret Nobleman Finds Heirlooms He Buried on German Estate at End of Ww II
A nobleman who buried family heirlooms in eastern Germany at the end of World War II has found them just where he left them a half-century ago."I always carried my little map of the place in my wallet but I only half hoped to see our possessions again,"...
Sectional Results
CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 2(At St. Charles High)State Qualifiers103 pounds - Championship: Corey Marion (Ladue) pinned Mike Bratcher (Hillsboro) in 4 minutes, 58 seconds; third place: John Lorenson (St. Charles West) pinned Mike Goodall (McCluer North) in 2:29.112...
Six Teams Put First Things First Conference Titles Will Be Determined before Playoffs Start
The Missouri district basketball playoffs begin Monday, but for six teams, a conference championship still is on their minds.Kirkwood (12-9) visits Marquette (11-8) at 7:30 p.m. Friday to decide the Suburban West Conference title. Both teams are 6-0...
Slu Plan to Buy Apartments for Dormatory Hits Hud Legal Wall
St. Louis University wants to buy Council Tower Apartments and convert the 27-story building - including nearly 200 government-subsidized units for the elderly and disabled - into a dormitory.But the Sansone Group's plan to sell the building at 310 South...
Split Forces Fuel Dole, Buchanan
Older voters and those who value Washington experience helped Bob Dole to his narrow victory in the Iowa GOP caucuses, a poll found. Religious conservatives boosted Pat Buchanan to a strong second-place finish.One in three caucus-goers Monday night said...
Sports Shorts
Shula Tells Modell To Look Elsewhere Don Shula, who was being wooed by Baltimore owner Art Modell, told Modell Monday that he had decided he wasn't going to return to coaching."For sure, Shula doesn't want to coach," Modell said. "It's not going to happen....
Sports Shorts
Missouri's Sutherland Is Big 8 Player Of Week Missouri guard Jason Sutherland was named Big Eight player of the week for his performances in the Tigers' narrow victories over Nebraska and Kansas.Sutherland averaged 23 points in the two games and continues...
Spotlight
Lincoln Elementary students in St. Charles participated in "Wear a Hat, Adopt a Cat Day," a fund-raiser sponsored by the school's student council. Each student was allowed to wear a hat during the school day if he or she donated at least 25 cents. They...
Spotlight
This week's spotlight shines on Camille Garzia, a senior at St. Charles High School who recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution award for good citizenship.Teachers at St. Charles High nominated Camille, 18, because of her outstanding...
States Re-Emerge as Power Centers
On National Public Radio the other day, the durable Daniel Schorr hailed, as a sign of revolutionary possibilities, the bipartisan cooperation of the National Governors' Association on the vexed issues of welfare and Medicaid reform.Schorr's notion is...
Student Bonding Area High School Leaders Meet, Exchange Ideas
Students from 13 area high schools gathered earlier this month at the St. Peters City Hall auditorium to dance, get to know each other and, most importantly, swap ideas on putting more spirit into their high schools and increasing the effectiveness of...
Suiting Up in the NBA Sally Took a Chance on Country Day En Route to Key Position in Denver
These are the parallel success stories of two young African-Americans, one from north St. Louis, the other from East St. Louis.They enrolled within a couple of years of each other at Country Day School, where they excelled in football and other sports.Each...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Street, O'Fallon.Bi-Polar...
Tax Tips: Budget Dispute May Make Late Filing Pay
It might pay to file your tax return on the late side this year, rather than early. That is, if you're a middle-income family with children or have any taxable capital gains from investments.The disputed federal budget includes a tax credit for children...
Tension Mounts for China, Taiwan but U.S. Downplays Questions in Conflict
IN THE CHINESE ZODIAC, the Year of the Rat that opens Monday is a time of new beginnings. But old tension, recently revived, between China and the United States is getting the New Year off to a rocky start.Taiwan jumped to the top of the list last week...
The Root(s) Word: Grass New Turf Comes Rolling in at Busch
With temperatures at or near freezing, the process of bringing Busch Stadium back to earth began Monday.At dawn, the first of 15 flatbed truckloads of a new sod hybrid of Quick Stand Bermuda and rye grass came rolling through the wagon gate in right-center...
Tripos Suffers Loss; Signs Contract with Competitor
The stock of Tripos Inc. fell by 18 percent Monday after the company announced a fourth-quarter loss, layoffs at its Richmond Heights headquarters and cancellation of one of its products.In addition, the maker of computer software for medical and scientific...
TV Q & A
Q. Who played Bret in the Fox movie "The Price of Love" (Nov. 28, 1995)? Wasn't Beau played by Jay Ferguson of "Evening Shade"?A. The made-for-TV drama drew good notices for its hard-hitting look at kids who make do on the streets of Los Angeles. Peter...
Twa Flies High with Boeing Deal
Trans World Airlines Inc. said Monday that it would upgrade and expand its antiquated fleet by adding as many as 40 new twin-engine Boeing 757s.The deal for the jets solves TWA's modernization needs and signals its return from years of financial woes,...
Unity among Jews Is Essential, Leaders Say Here
Jews from all branches - Orthodox, Conservative and Reform - need tolerance training for one another, the national head of Hadassah said here Monday.Jews don't need to stop arguing, but they need to act like partners and look for what binds them, said...
U.S., French Volunteers to Test Aids Vaccine
About 500 American and French volunteers will begin testing a potential AIDS vaccine next year in a special partnership between drug companies and the U.S. government to speed the search for an inoculation.Nobody knows whether or how well this two-dose...
Vikings Optimistic about State after Strong Sectional
The Francis Howell High wrestling team has put itself in position. Now comes the hard part."We need to put in some more good work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but I'd say we're ready to go," Vikings coach Jud Hoffman said after his team advanced nine...
Wal-Mart's Web: Chain Woos Net Shoppers
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, plans to launch into on-line shopping, with an electronic store on the Internet using software under development by Microsoft.Wal-Mart Online, allowing shoppers to browse through the group's product range and place...
Westfall, Builders Invest in New Bank Councilman Raises Possibility of Conflict
St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall and a top aide, Lawrence Mooney, are joining executives of four home-building firms and others to help finance a bank proposed for Chesterfield.The building firms - McBride and Son, the Jones Co.,...
What's in a Name? Olsson Finding Out
The public-address announcer had a difficult time with Christer Olsson's name Sunday night at Miami Arena.First, it came out as Christer Olston. Then, it was Christer Oster, as in the blender."Next thing you know, it'll be Christer Oyster," said Mike...
Woman Is Proving That Being Nice Can Be Kinda Cool
BEFORE WE GO ANY further, let's get one thing straight.I didn't sleep a wink, the sewer backed up in my basement, my office is cold, I'm shedding, I drank too much real coffee, and it's February.I therefore reserve the right to be crabby. Especially...
Woman Not Allowed Defense on Harassment
Dear Ann Landers: I am a woman who had a sexual harassment complaint filed against me by another female in the office. I never learned what it was that I was supposed to have done nor was I given the opportunity to defend myself.The woman who filed the...
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