St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 21, 1996

3–M M–Y
3 Unions' Leaders Defend Twa's Role in Crash Aftermath Workers Cope with Their Own Losses
WITH 53 TWA employees or relatives among the dead, union leaders for flight attendants, pilots and mechanics on Saturday showed their own grief and gave an emotional defense of how the company has handled the aftermath of Flight 800's crash."Fifty-three...
5-4 Victory over Ottawa Puts End to Vipers' Skid
By the sound of things, visitors to the Vipers lockerroom Friday night would have thought the Vipers had just won the Murphy Cup, Roller Hockey International's championship.That wasn't the case, but the Vipers did beat the Ottawa Loggers 5-4 in front...
A Cocky NBC Sticks to Its Aggressive Game Plan
THE peacock feather has become an exclamation point. NBC, the industry joke goes, stands for "Never Been Cockier." Last season, NBC officially settled in at No. 1, and the network has a lot of wins to brag about: first with both total viewers and viewers...
A `Day' to Be Reckoned With
IF the box-office roller coaster keeps on rolling, "Independence Day" will eventually become the highest-grossing movie of all time, surpassing "Jurassic Park" and leading the way to a record-demolishing $2.5 billion summer take.Trivia question: Other...
Ad-Lanta Games Olympic Marketers Spend Millions to Go for the Green
Tired of all the Olympics-related advertising and promotions yet?You soon may be.You can look forward to more than 20 hours of TV commercials from national advertisers and countless more hours of local ads, all squeezed into NBC's 171 1/2 hours of telecasts.Expect...
After Promising Start, Dole Falters, Forgets His Message
For one brief shining moment about two months ago, it actually looked as if Bob Dole was going to pull it all together.His dramatic Senate departure was followed by a masterful finesse of the abortion issue. His speeches on social issues like teen pregnancy...
`A Good Fit' Returning to Ny, Managing `Adults' Is Perfect for Torre
While Joe Torre used a towel in a less-than-successful attempt to stanch the rivers of sweat pouring off his face - the result of 15 minutes of hard labor pitching batting practice at humidity-rich County Stadium - he was asked to contemplate how much...
Ah, the Olympics: Food for Visions, Maybe Grand Ones
THE OLYMPICS are about grand visions - forget the world as it is and imagine how it could be - and in my first couple of days here I have already had two.The first occurred at the Nike party Thursday night.To me, Nike had always been just a shoe company....
Airport Security Lax on Bombs, Officials Say U.S. Has Yet to Employ Advances in Detection
Despite the grim and growing record of anti-American terrorism, placing a bomb on a U.S. airliner is still easier than getting a gun or a knife on board, senior U.S. counterterrorism officials say.Moreover, while federal officials generally have assumed...
All I Know I Learned from Second-Graders
Susan Burney wants to tell us what she learned in the second grade this year.Susan Burney is a teacher. She says her 23 students taught her a lot.Tabitha told her, "Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and . . . you'll just get mad."Mitchell said,...
Altitude Aided Dante Bichette Faces That Legacy When Career Is Over
The latest potshot came from Bob Costas, meaning Dante Bichette was subjected to a national broadside. Fans across the country snickered during the All-Star Game when Costas referred to Bichette as "the poster boy" for Coors Field.It has become fashionable...
A Mannerly Book: Martin Brings Politely Urgent Message
MISS MANNERS has warned you Americans over and over again.If you don't sit down and behave, she's going to turn this country around and take you right back home.No, wait. That sounds rude. And Miss Manners is not rude - never has been, never will be.How...
Americans Make Big Splash: 3 Medals
What began as a slow day for China's favored swimmers ended as a big night for America's underdogs.Le Jingyi salvaged the first day of competition for the Chinese, winning the 100-meter freestyle in an Olympic-record time in the opening event.But the...
A New Leaf the Latest Works of Two Writers Focus on Gardens, Large and Small
THERE WAS a time when rich American gardeners would plant mint around their swimming pools just to mow it for bathers who liked walking on scented leaves.There are stories about a turn-of-the-century botanist who instructed all of his students to stare...
An Idyllic Relationship between Writer, Editor
THE HAPPINESS OF GETTING IT DOWN RIGHTLetters of Frank O'Connor and William Maxwell 1945-1966Edited by Michael Steinman368 pages, Knopf, $26THIS CORRESPONDENCE between two masterful writers tells many stories. There is, first and foremost, the story...
Around the Venues
Late Start Is No Bother For U.S. BaseballNicaragua was the opening opponent, but outside obstacles turned out to be the real foe as the United States began its quest for baseball gold with a 4-1 win Saturday.The game didn't start until 10:30 a.m., a...
A Stitch in Time: Heartland Guild Keeps Alive Art of Lace-Making
Threads woven in intricate patterns appear delicate, but the art of lace is a strong bond for the friendships of the Heartland Lace Guild.Formed in Paducah, Ky., six years ago, the guild was started as a support group for people who either made lace...
A Timeless Story of the Olympic Spirit
WILMA UNLIMITEDHow Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest WomanBy Kathleen KrullIllustrated by David Diaz44 pages, Harcourt Brace, $16, Ages 7-12ANY WOULD-BE track star should jump at the chance to read this amazing story of a gutsy woman and one of...
At the Movies
NEWFled (R, violence, language, nudity; 1:37): Laurence Fisburne and Stephen Baldwin are escaped convicts battling the goverment, the Cuban Mafia and a very convoluted plot. Predictable, brutal action flick. (Harper Barnes) ALTON, CLARKSON, DES PERES,...
BBB Approves Fee Proposal
The Better Business Bureau system has voted to allow the bureaus nationwide to charge for their services for the first time in 84 years.During more than a month of mail-in balloting that ended last week, the bureau system voted 511-399 in favor of a...
Be Creative When Choosing a Wedding Gift
A WEDDING IS an important rite of passage, moored in ceremony, tradition and romance. I've always found weddings to be inspiring and exciting, and as a guest, I like to give a gift that reflects the significance of the event.When I'm searching for a...
Believe It: Pagnozzi's Reverse Pivot
If Gene Mauch managed more games than any other famed field foreman except Connie Mack, John McGraw and Bucky Harris and never saw it . . .If Tony La Russa is in the 18th major-league season of a glamorous career as a boss in the bigs and never saw it...
Bell Bests Maddux with 2 out in 9th
Derek Bell singled home the winning run off Greg Maddux with two outs in the ninth inning as Houston won 2-1 Saturday in front of its fourth-largest crowd in team history.Maddux (10-7) had retired 23 consecutive batters and allowed only two hits entering...
Belleville District Reviews Use of `R' Movies in the Classroom
To see or not to see that is the question.And it's a hot one in Belleville, where the District 201 School Board is considering whether high school students should watch R-rated movies in the classroom. Superintendent Leo Hefner will present a proposed...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Cause of Death," Patricia Cornwell2. "The Runaway Jury," John Grisham3. "The Tenth Insight," James Redfield4. "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," Terry McMillan5. "The...
Bodies Show No Evidence of Bombing, Officials Say Investigators Search Ocean Floor for Recorders, Wreckage of 747
Investigators scoured the sea floor for the scattered wreckage of TWA Flight 800, hunting evidence to nail down the cause of the disaster.Of the bodies recovered from the ocean so far, none yet showed any sign of having been the victim in a bomb explosion,...
Bomb Exploded near Cabin of Kaczynski, Documents Say
A bomb allegedly linked to Unabomber defendant Theodore Kaczynski exploded near his remote Montana cabin four days after his arrest, according to prosecution documents released Friday.No one was injured in the blast April 7. At the time, several residents...
Bonds Loosened: Torre Grabbed onto 'Last Chance'
While Joe Torre used a towel in a less-than-successful attempt to stanch the rivers of sweat pouring off his face - the result of 15 minutes of hard labor pitching batting practice at humidity-rich County Stadium - he was asked to contemplate how much...
Briefs
WORLDSPAINTerrorists Bomb Airport, 2 Luxury HotelsThree terrorist bombs exploded within a few minutes of each other Saturday in Spain, two in luxury hotels in Barcelona and one at an airport at Tarragona, about 55 miles to the west. An estimated 14 people...
Briefs
WORLDSPAINTerrorists Bomb Airport, 2 Luxury HotelsThree terrorist bombs exploded within a few minutes of each other Saturday in Spain, two in luxury hotels in Barcelona and one at an airport at Tarragona, about 55 miles to the west. An estimated 14 people...
Broken Treaties Potawatomi Descendants and Whites Join Forces to Commemorate a Little-Noted but Tragic Chapter in American History
THEY WERE ROUNDED UP under false pretense, driven off the land they loved and marched across a sweltering prairie at gun and bayonet point. As they sickened in the heat, they were crammed into baggage wagons, where many of them died.They were part of...
Cab Czar Got Car from Taxi Company County Official Lacks Proof He Bought Auto
The man who oversees taxicab operations for St. Louis County government received a used station wagon last year from the owner of one of the cab companies he monitors.The official is John P. Hill, the county's cab supervisor for nearly four decades....
Can Laumeier Keep Serving Two Masters?
SOME GOOD NEWS came out of last week's meeting of the Laumeier Sculpture Park's board of directors.Park director Beej Nierengarten-Smith reported to the board that a registrar has been added to the staff, that a CPA has been secured for the business...
Cardinals' Ozzie a Wizard, but So Was Pirates' Maz
If only the Wizard of Oz could have met the magic of Maz.As Ozzie Smith plays out his final season for the St. Louis Cardinals, baseball fans are saying goodbye to probably the greatest fielding shortstop of all time.Maybe it also is time to say hello...
Cards Dump a Deluge of Runs on Cubs in 9-1 Victory
More than 4 1/2 hours after the Cardinals started playing the Chicago Cubs on Friday night at Busch Stadium, fans had seen more of the Olympics opening ceremony than they had of baseball action.Soggy through two lengthy rain delays, the Cardinals put...
Cash Is King When Paying for a Vacation
WHEN YOU HIT the vacation trail, what portion of your expenses is paid in cash and what portion with credit cards? A travel-trade group surveyed 1,500 adults nationwide and found that they spent, on average, $1,442 on their last pleasure trip. Fifty-one...
China Swims to Top of U.S. Enemies List
OK, enough of the feel-good, we-are-the-world, share-a-Coke, we'd-like-to-teach-the-world-to-sing Olympics.It's time for some old-fashioned, mean-spirited, Archie Bunker/Pat Buchanan jingoism. The Olympics aren't really the Olympics unless you can f...
Choices for Congress
Of the local members of the House of Representatives who have contested races in Missouri's primary Aug. 6, few face strenuous opposition. All of them deserve renomination.William Clay, in the 1st District, is the only incumbent facing a reputable opponent....
Clayton Says Short Saga Makes Him `Stronger' in Long Run
The Cardinals' shortstop situation sticky, contentious and uncomfortable a month ago - now is almost blissful.Royce Clayton, who sits out once or twice a series for Ozzie Smith, said, "The biggest part of this was the chance to make myself a better pla...
Clinton Rejects Gop Welfare Plan
Welfare reform legislation now being debated in the Senate is unacceptable to President Clinton in its current form, the White House said Saturday.Clinton, who took office promising to overhaul the welfare system, has vetoed two previous GOP bills, saying...
Clinton Waffles on Cuba Sanctions
Rarely does a single action so perfectly encapsulate a presidency as Bill Clinton's last-minute decision on the Cuban trade boycott. Here was the issue: Clinton had until midnight this past Tuesday to waive one particularly strict provision of the Helms-Burton...
Collectors Search the Globe for Early Maps
MAPS AND GLOBES made in the 18th and 19th centuries are becoming more popular with collectors. Perhaps it is because the boundaries for so many countries have changed.The first printed maps in England were made in 1573 by Christopher Saxton. He produced...
Colonial Hospitality Herbs and Antiques Set the Mood at the Westerfield House in Freeburg
George Washington never slept at the Westerfield House in Freeburg, but he would feel right at home if he dropped in today. The garden walkways surrounding the log cabin are lined with herbs common to Colonial times. Inside, the rooms are lighted entirely...
Coma Care Is Wasted Effort, Some Doctors Say
A survey of doctors who treat long-term coma patients shows that most believe that patients kept alive in nursing homes and rehabilitative centers would be better off dead - even though many of the patients may be aware of their surroundings.In surveying...
Costas Criticism Pours In
Our Town's Bob Costas woke up Saturday to a fair amount of criticism from America's sporting press over his performance as co-anchor for Friday night's opening ceremony. To wit:Phil Kloer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Enberg is fine at play-by-play,...
Danny Lets Lou Die for His Great Sin
All My Children: Dimitri and Maria feel uneasy around each other because they feel guilty about sleeping together. Liza fretted when Stuart kept talking about finding Skye (Toni). Edmund ran into Maria when he took Toni (Skye), who had trouble breathing,...
De la Hoya Has Title, Goes for Heart
Oscar De La Hoya won the Super Lightweight boxing championship on June 7. Now he'll try to win your heart.The Olympic gold medalist worked his way out of a Los Angeles barrio to take the WBC belt from Mexican national treasure Julio Cesar Chavez in f...
Diane Daugherty Looks for Heartland Following
Her appearance in The Michelob Light Heartland Classic this next week won't be entirely novel for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale women's golf coach Diane Daugherty. She has competed in LPGA events before, including seven times as a qualifier...
Disaster May Spur More Sophisticated Security at Airports
HOURS BEFORE the crash of TWA Flight 800, a Federal Aviation Administration advisory commission took the first steps toward a new review of security at America's airports.If the disaster turns out to be the work of sabotage, there is likely to be a renewed...
Doctor Becomes Detective in Killings Mass Graves Yield Clues to Atrocities
Many have been shot, and hundreds of others slashed or hacked to death. All were buried in makeshift graves by killers who probably assumed they would never be held accountable.They didn't count on Dr. Robert H. Kirschner sifting through the remains...
Doctor's Diagnosis from Heart Yehoshua's Novel Is More Than a Simple Love Story
Open HeartA novel by A.B. YehoshuaTranslated by Dalga Bilu498 pages, Doubleday, $24.95THERE IS presently occurring in Israel a flowering of creative writing that has attracted worldwide attention. International publishers are bringing to light excellent...
Dodging Time-Share Hard Balls
THE DAY is cold and windy when we pull up at the well-manicured grounds at Vacation Break corporate headquarters, but inside all is cozy and efficient. Two by two, couples of various ages from various states are led away to the dining room by salespeople...
Dole Turning 73 in Good Health, with Confidence
His weight is the same, his cholesterol count down, his blood pressure normal. On the eve of his 73rd birthday, GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole declares, "If I don't have a health problem, I don't have an age problem."Nonetheless, Dole says, as president...
Drivers Leaving 55 MPH in Dust
From the California desert to the Wyoming mountains, motorists are celebrating the repeal of the 21-year-old 55 mph national speed limit with their accelerators.Nowhere can you drive so far so fast as in the West. Eight states in the region raised the...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: Is there a way to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome? Two members of my immediate family have had it. They each work with their hands intensely on a daily basis.Carpal tunnel syndrome involves painful compression of the main wrist nerve from...
Eagle at 18 Lifts Dent; Wargo Trails by 1, Irwin 2
An eagle at the par-5 18th produced the leader once again at the Burnet Senior Classic in Coon Rapids, Minn.But on Saturday it was Jim Dent who used the finishing hole to jump to the front of the field.Dent hit a fairway driver 260 yards to 25 feet on...
Easy Does It! Mary Engelbreit Shares Do-It-Yourself Ideas for the Garden
Breit'n up your garden with this easy-to-make birdbath, one of dozens of ideas in Mary Engelbreit's newest book, "Mary Engelbreit's Outdoor Companion" (Andrews and McMeel, $24.95).From porches to pools, the volume is packed with lush photos and temp...
Ecotourism Sets Its Limits the Search for Truth in Labeling
A DOZEN OR MORE years after the term was coined, "ecotourism" remains a word in search of a definition.Throughout the '90s, travel marketers have played fast and loose with the language and symbolism of ecotourism.As used - and abused - to promote nature...
Enough Already Where Does the Ioc Draw the Line in Adding New Sports?
Between a carpet warehouse and a paint supplies place in a small industrial area lies the training ground for a group of hopeful future Olympic competitors.They are among the best in the country at what they do."We train several hours every day, as much...
Eric Gregg Loses a Ton of Weight, and Looks Great
Among many baseball myths is that players dislike umpires. Not so. Eric Gregg, the veteran National League umpire, is back at work after three months at the Duke University diet clinic and is hearing nothing but encouraging words. He lost 55 pounds to...
`Evening at Pops' in 27th Year Conductor Lockhart Promises the Most Varied Season Ever
WHILE the commercial networks endure another ho-hum summer of reruns, PBS continues to lure viewers with original programming, such as "Evening at Pops."The 111-year-old Boston Pops Orchestra is presenting its 27th year of summer telecasts with concerts...
Ex-Cardinals Owner Comes Back in House to See Cards-Cubs
Fred Saigh ended a 44-year-old boycott Friday night when he entered Busch Stadium for the first time.He sat down three rows behind home plate and prepared to watch his first Cardinals home game since September 1952.Saigh, who turned 91 last month on...
Face of Baseball Twinkle in Its Eye Is Kirby Putckett's
They tell us Kirby Puckett can't see a baseball anymore, and it seems hard to believe. He always saw this game better than most.Puckett is one of the good guys. It's that simple. He played the game because he loved it, and everybody who watched him had...
Families Flown over Site of Crash Relatives Weary of Waiting to Recover Bodies
Hoping to comfort the families of the passengers lost on TWA Flight 800, government officials agreed Saturday to fly a small group of relatives and family representatives across the tossing waters that swallowed the plane, allowing them to see the crash...
Fine History, Fine Writing on World War II
TOUCHED WITH FIREBy Eric Bergerud566 pages, Viking, $34.95JUST WHEN you think historians have mined World War II for all it's worth, along comes Eric Bergerud with a fascinating addition to all those editions.Bergerud's "Touched With Fire" is fine history,...
Fingers Now Pointed at Street Courses
When a driver is killed on a race track, the sport's world expresses shock and outrage and fingers are pointed. Blame is afixed.Scott Brayton died after a practice-lap crash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, and it was suggested in some circles...
First Olympic Team: Patriotism Moved Ivy League Jocks
With a U.S. Olympic basketball team whose combined NBA salaries rival the gross national products of some nations, it's refreshing to recall that the modern Games began as a wondrously innocent celebration of the amateur ideal.So take a timeout from...
Five-Ring Circus
Perhaps embittered by extensive drug testing aimed primarily at them, the Chinese athletes are doing the most complaining so far about conditions in Atlanta."The diet here, quite frankly, is not suited to us," team spokesman Yan Pingquan said. What?...
Flight 800 Carried Extraordinary List of Movers, Shakers
TWA Flight 800 carried an extraordinary congregation of people - people who always moved forward, out of drive or vision or accident of birth.They included a philanthropist flying to France to rejoin her children on vacation; three businessmen trying...
Food for Thought: More Macombs May Be Ahead
Never mind pushing himself away. Coach Rich Brooks said the training camp food is so tasty at Western Illinois University, he had to jog away from the table."The food is outstanding," Brooks said Thursday. "That's why I ran last night during dinner and...
For the Loved Ones Left Behind
No matter how long investigators take to come up with a final answer about what brought down TWA Flight 800, the pain of those who lost loved ones will last far longer. Each of the 230 victims will sear memories into the minds of those left to ponder...
For Tony Mandarich, Comeback Would Be Big
He left the National Football League in disgrace nearly four years ago, his potential unfulfilled, his career torn apart by allegations of steroid abuse.But now Tony Mandarich is ready to take the first steps in repairing his tattered image, embarking...
Fourplay Alumnus Yanks Fuses for Acoustic Sound
Bob James has performed frequently in St. Louis over the past two decades - as the leader of his own contemporary jazz ensembles and as one of the members of the popular jazz fusion all-star band, Fourplay.But with his appearance at Westport Playhouse...
Galaxy Losing Streak Now Top Subject
For the first 10 weeks of the Major League Soccer season, the Los Angeles Galaxy was the talk of the league as it won its first 12 games. Opposing teams griped that the Galaxy had been helped by an easy schedule with plenty of off-days and good players...
Gardening Myths Debunked
OVER THE YEARS, Doc and Katy Abraham collected a bumper crop of gardening myths, which they debunk in a new 154-page book, "Green Thumb Wisdom."It is filled with tips on houseplants, flowers, seeds and bulbs, vegetables, fruits and nuts, trees and shrubs,...
Gardening Sampler
HERE ARE four more recent garden books, recommended by the staff at Barnes & Noble."The Best Flowers for Midwest Gardens," by Laara K. Duggan ($14.95, Chicago Review Press). Duggan understands that the Midwest may have rich soil, but extremes in climate...
Gold Rush Verdict Awards $22 Billion to Repay Theft by Marcos
A jury has awarded $22 billion to an American company that claims the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos stole a golden Buddha statue filled with gems from a treasure hunter."As far as I know, it is the largest verdict probably in the history...
Harmon Learns from Experience
CLARENCE HARMON stabbed bites of melon from his fruit plate as he discussed his job with United Van Lines, a job he's held since stepping down as the city's police chief late last year.He explained how he'd adjusted in the private sector after working...
Hometown Reverse Snobbery Local Theater's Never as Good as Out-of-Town Production
`WHEN I saw it in New York. . .""When I saw it in London. . .""When I saw it a few years ago. . ."Sometimes I think those are the most destructive words in the theater-going experience.Sometimes I think it would be ideal if we could all go to the theater...
(How to) Start Your Own Business at Home Crack Open a Fortune Cookie, Then Wing It, Says This Highly Successful, Self-Employed Expert
JUST TO MAKE IT CLEAR from the start, this is not a "How to" article on home offices. Personally, I hate "How to" anything - books, lectures, essays, T-shirts, coffee mugs, etc. . . .My anxiety soars at the thought that someone else has already figured...
If Men Were Allowed to Operate Unchecked by Women in Our Society
If men were allowed to operate unchecked by women in our society, every day would play out like a toga party.The natural order includes a critical system of checks and balances according to gender. Occasionally, though, there is slippage - like when...
In China, Dr. Kevorkian Might Get a Warm Welcome
Dr. Wu Zhaoguang, 72, ambles through the unlit halls of Zhongshan Hospital, stopping to see patients crowded four to a room, to perform the art of healing. He guides the insertion of a catheter into a stoic, gritting man who is recovering from his third...
In Some Offices, Pantyhose Are a Must
ONE OF THE burning fashion issues of the season - as in burning up - is: Should I wear pantyhose?For some women, that makes about as much sense as asking: Should I swathe my legs in Saran Wrap and do aerobics in a sauna?"Not only do I not wear them,...
Interchange Alley as Planners Try to Untangle Highway 40 Traffic, Drivers Deal with Daily Delays in Getting Anywhere
By 7:45 a.m. each day, Marion Russell of Brentwood is stuck in what she calls "an armpit" - the tangled union of Brentwood Boulevard, Highway 40 and Interstate 170.From there, her commute gets worse. Russell takes Highway 40 to and from her nursing job...
It's a Snap: Be Prepared, and Your Photos Will Come out Great
IT'S THE DAY before the start of their big outdoor vacation, and our typical American family is checking its equipment before heading off for Yellowstone National Park. First item on the list?No, it isn't a tent, fishing gear, map, compass, credit cards...
Japan Urged to Keep Eye on China
China's growing military might and assertiveness on the open seas have replaced troops in the Russian Far East as Japan's major defense worry, a government report said Friday.The annual Defense Agency report, subtitled "Response to a New Era," pointed...
Judge Tries Thoughtful Sentences Frequent Meditation Called Crime-Fighter
Earlier this year, when Judge David Mason of St. Louis began sentencing criminals to meditation, some of his friends and colleagues started calling him "the space judge."But despite the mocking nickname and skeptical responses, Mason says he plans to...
Keeping Tax on Track for Kc's Union Station Is Tricky Supporters Must Persuade Foes of Museum Plan
With a bistate sales tax on the November ballot, could a refurbished Union Station here with a gleaming new science museum inside someday be more than a dream?Don't bet on it.Despite the efforts of a task force to surmount the sometimes acrimoni ous...
Kpnt, J.C. and Wibv Bloom in Spring Ratings
THE RATINGS GAME: The big news in the Arbitron radio survey for spring 1996, covering March 28-June 19, is that the modern rocker KPNT-FM has tied the big guns of album rock station KSHE-FM for fifth in the overall ratings, which track the 12-and-up...
Large Object Detected on Ocean Floor May Be 747 Searchers Suspect That Fuselage, Rest of Bodies `Are All Together'
Investigators using sonar equipment detected a large object on the ocean floor where TWA Flight 800 went down that they suspect is the fuselage of the Boeing 747, officials said Saturday."This is what we want," said James Kallstrom, assistant director...
Lehman's Record 64 Fuels 6-Shot Lead
Tom Lehman only needed to look back as far as the Masters to know that his 6-stroke lead over Nick Faldo after three rounds at the British Open was anything but safe.Lehman's course-record 64 Saturday and his 54-hole British Open record 198 was a masterful...
Lehman's Record 64 Fuels 6-Shot Lead
All right, you're Tom Lehman and you're at the British Open.You have a 6-shot lead going into the last round of a major championship.You just can't lose, so help you Greg Norman, right?Uh, better think back to the last day of the Masters, when the azaleas...
Lemond Is Still Reveling in High-Speed Racing
At home on the fast track, the rookie driver deftly powers his race cart through a turn on the blacktop course at the Jim Hall Kart Racing School.Hitting speeds of up to 70 mph, ensconced just inches above the raceway's asphalt as he sits stretched out...
Levy Aging Gracefully on the Sidelines
There were days past when Marv Levy didn't talk about his age, but of late it has become a point of pride."I'll be 71 this year," he said. "Somebody told me the other day that George Halas was the oldest coach ever in the National Football League. He...
Licked Envelopes May Help Solve Sheppard Killing
Love letters that Dr. Sam Sheppard wrote to his wife, Marilyn, 50 years ago could help to solve the mystery of her slaying.Of greatest value is not the intimate words shared between the young couple during the 1940s, but rather the microscopic remains...
Loss and Grief: Twa `Family' Tries to Cope
ON A TYPICAL Working day, Barry Schimmel of the TWA flight attendants union deals with questions of arbitration, negotiations and contracts.But since the destruction of Flight 800, Schimmel has been dealing with questions of death benefits and other...
Lost Judo Champion Loses His Dream
David Khakhaleichvili awoke with a toothache Saturday. Then things really got painful.Khakhaleichvili, of the Republic of Georgia, was favored to win the heavyweight judo competition, as he did four years ago in Barcelona. But he won't. He was disqualified...
Machinists Are Gone, Machining Goes on Mcdonnell Tour Finds Employees Filling Slots
During the largest strike now under way in the United States, accountants are machining aluminum parts, engineers are riveting wings, secretaries are driving forklifts and McDonnell Douglas Corp. says it is getting back to normal.And the 6,700 Machinists...
Macomb Is Home Town Eager to Make Rams' Stay `Perfect'
For some concerned citizens in these parts, it was cause for great alarm. Just before the Rams announced their decision on this year's training camp site, Macomb had a murder, its first in seven years."Every town's got their old boys that (complain)...
Man Drops 3 Roses to Mourn His Family Former St. Louisan Lost Wife, Daughters
Former St. Louisan Joe Lychner dropped three roses Saturday from a helicopter over the area where TWA Flight 800 went down in the Atlantic. The flowers were for his wife, Pamela, 37, and their two daughters, Shannon, 10, and Katie, 8, who were aboard...
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