St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 28, 1997

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$500 Badly Needed for Tombstone
Dear Percy Ross: Our sister died a month ago. She had emphysema but wasn't doing too bad until last summer, when her son beat her severely. She was left unconscious for 48 hours. This wasn't a one-time thing - her adult son had been beating her for years....
Actor Pushed for Changes in His `Er' Character
DR. PETER Benton has often served as the designated self-righteous stick-in-the-mud on "ER."That affords Eriq La Salle lots of dramatic opportunities to play the thin-skinned medical egotist. Folks with faults are more interesting characters.But La Salle...
After Big Potential, Slow Start, Vikings Finally Hitting Stride
Even Tony Perkins was beginning to have his doubts."I really thought we had a good ballclub and I said as much during the preseason," said Perkins, the baseball coach at Francis Howell High. "And I wasn't just saying it. I really believed that this was...
A Global Slump in Work and Wages
At an electronics plant in Stuttgart, Germany, the elected chairman of the factory's works council introduced me to a menacing German phrase: schraube nach unten. It means "ratchet down.""It's like the thread of a screw that turns downward - a constant...
Alan Benes Answers Andy's Pair with a Trio
Cardinals righthander Alan Benes (4-4) had his first three-hit game on Tuesday. It came a couple of days after big brother Andy had two hits and had suggested that he was the best hitter in the family. "Junior," Andy said, had too few at-bats to qualify."I'm...
Albert Surrenders in Virginia; Trial Scheduled for September
Marv Albert was booked, fingerprinted and photographed Tuesday after appearing in court, where his lawyer made of point of telling a judge the sportscaster will plead innocent to sex charges.Judge Benjamin Kendrick set a Sept. 22 trial date for Albert,...
Aldermanic Panel Would Take Computer Division from Green
An aldermanic committee on Tuesday stripped the city's computer department from Comptroller Darlene Green's control and refused for racial reasons to fund eight battalion chief promotions at the Fire Department.The Ways and Means Committee voted Tuesday...
Aldermen to Call for a Delay in Bill Signing City Telecommunications at Stake in Legislation
The St. Peters Board of Aldermen has decided to ask Gov. Mel Carnahan to delay signing a bill that prevents cities from selling telecommunications services.Last week, the aldermen delayed passage of a resolution opposing the bill until officials learned...
Apollo Sheds Furniture Brands `Vulture Capitalist' Selling Stake in Clayton Company
A New York investment group led by "vulture capitalist" Leon Black will sell the rest of its stake in Furniture Brands International Inc. of Clayton, the largest maker of residential furniture in the country.Both Furniture Brands and Black's group spoke...
Appeals Panel Skeptical of Kc Desegregation Plan
A federal appeals panel seemed skeptical Tuesday of state arguments that it should end its involvement in the costly program to desegregate Kansas City schools.The three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals questioned state figures on...
Attractive Incentive `Smart Start' Encourages New Parents to Stick with Immunization Schedule
New moms in St. Charles County are getting a boost to help them stick to their babies' immunizations schedules.As part of the Missouri Hospital Association's statewide "Smart Start" program, St. Joseph Health Center and St. Joseph Hospital West Auxiliary...
Back on Pga Tour, Daly Hopes to Play It Straight
John Daly knows what he needs to do. Whenever he feels he is about to fall off the wagon, all he has to do is remember the night he hit rock bottom."I want to remember that night the rest of my life - how bad it really was," Daly said Tuesday at Muirfield...
`Big Cat' Hopes Rockies Strike Up Another Deal Galarraga Investment Has Paid off for Colorado
Andres Galarraga was supposed to be a stopgap. He was signed by the then-expansion Colorado Rockies in November 1992 with the hope that he could help the team be somewhat respectable for a year or two until someone better came along."A lot of people...
Bond Issue to Build Middle School One of Items on Ballot
The Wright City School District has put on the Aug. 5 ballot a $5 million bond issue to build a new middle school and make renovations in other buildings. A tax proposal is also on the ballot.Both measures lost by narrow margins in April. The bond issue...
Brazil Cold Snap Puts Fire under Price of Coffee
Coffee surged, posting its biggest one-day gain in three years Tuesday, after a weekend cold snap in Brazil raised concern that the world's largest crop could be damaged by frost.While the cold front left crops unharmed, the weather signaled the approach...
Briefs
THE NATIONARMY SEX SCANDALRape Charge Dropped In Aberdeen Case Army prosecutors dropped the last remaining rape charge in the Aberdeen, Md., sex scandal Tuesday, leaving a drill sergeant facing 20 counts involving sexual misconduct and related charges....
Building Blocks St. Louisans Ponder Color of Courthouse Panels
SO WHAT COLOR is it, anyway?One passer-by Tuesday at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse, going up on South 10th Street downtown, described the facade as camel-colored. Another described the precast concrete panels, meant to look like stone, as "government...
Cards Give la Russa Victory to Remember Manager Ends Losing Streak at Coors Field
Whenever any Cardinal accomplishes something memorable, manager Tony La Russa makes sure that player has a signed lineup card as a souvenir. But the lineup card from Tuesday's 8-6 victory against the Colorado Rockies apparently will be an auction item...
Casino Needs Inspection in Dry Dock
An unusual underwater hull inspection of the Empress Casino I riverboat was not good enough to spare it a trip to New Orleans for a dry-dock examination, U.S. Coast Guard officials told casino operators Tuesday.Coast Guard officials in Washington are...
Casino Opponents Warn of School Funding Link
Anti-casino forces warned Tuesday that Illinois' protracted fight over school funding could be a prelude to a new push to expand gambling.A few legislators have been promoting what they say is a painless solution to finding the money for education: higher...
Chairman of FCC Quitting He's Proudest of Net Discounts for Education
Reed Hundt is leaving the Federal Communications Commission after a tumultuous 3 1/2-year chairmanship that helped shape the way Americans receive telephone, TV and other rapidly changing communications services.Hundt said Tuesday that he had asked President...
Change in Moscow's Stance on Warheads Is Mostly Symbolic but Move Shows How Threat of Nuclear Conflict Has Eased
From the start of the Cold War, America's allies in Western Europe lived with the fear of attack from the east - an overland assault by the Red Army, escalating to a nuclear exchange.That worry has largely evaporated, but a portion of Russia's still...
Charter, Partners to Buy in Twin Cities Us West Media Group Selling 290,000-Subscriber Systems
Charter Communications Inc., a mushrooming St. Louis media company, said Tuesday that it and two partners are buying cable systems in St. Paul and Minneapolis from US West Media group.Closely held Charter has bought $3 billion worth of cable systems...
Clemens Is Perfect 9-0 for the Jays
Roger Clemens is doing his part. And the normally weak-hitting Toronto Blue Jays are doing theirs.The end result is a 9-0 start for Clemens, the best record in the majors.The Blue Jays staked Clemens to an 8-0 lead through two innings of their game Monday...
Cole Co. Educator Coming to District as Superintendent
The Wright City School District will have a new superintendent as of July 1.Ronald Kettler, superintendent of the Cole County R-1 School District, was hired last month to head the district of 1,186 students.Kettler, 50, will receive an annual starting...
Communications Merger Rumored for At&t, Sbc; Analysts Doubtful Consolidation Deal Not Imminent, but Corporate Giants' Rumblings Raise Former Issues of Antitrust
Could the rumored merger talks between SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp. foreshadow the end of the competitive era in telecommunications?Or is it a sign that even the biggest telephone companies see mergers as the best hope for survival when long-distance...
Consumer Confidence Zooms Numbers Reach 28-Year High
Americans' confidence in the economy soared to a 28-year high in May as high employment levels and low inflation kept consumers upbeat about their financial outlook, according to a private survey.But a poll of economists finds expectations for slowing...
Court Rejects Practice of Piggybacking Bills
The Legislature's habit of piling unrelated amendments into giant economic development bills drew a rebuke Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court.The court sided with Richard Carmack, an elk farmer from Howard County, who challenged part of the economic...
Cracked Cocaine Laws
Congress has run out of excuses for refusing to amend federal crack-punishment laws.This legislation was enacted partly in response to the 1986 death of basketball player Len Bias from cocaine intoxication. Using the Bias case as the backdrop, federal...
Cueto Trial Delayed amid Spat Defendant's Testimony at Center of Dispute
Amiel Cueto's plan to testify today as one of the first defense witnesses in his federal trial pushed prosecutors and defense attorneys into an angry confrontation Tuesday and forced the judge to recess the trial until Friday.An obviously frustrated...
East German Spymaster Will Again Avoid Jail
He outwitted the West as East Germany's spymaster and says the CIA offered him a safe new life in California after the Cold War. Now, Markus Wolf has triumphed again, escaping jail for a second time.A court convicted Wolf Tuesday of four kidnapings but...
Every Athlete a Winner: Golden Games Score Another Resounding Success
The 1997 St. Charles County Golden Games held last month were a great success. A record 647 participants competed in 71 events.One of the many highlights of the competition was a 300 game bowled by Charles Gatti of Overland. Gatti's three-game score...
Family Flicks
NEWAddicted to Love (R, mature subject; 1:41): Matthew Broderick and Meg Ryan get together to spy on and sabotage their former lovers, now living together. It's a charming, witty, slightly edgy romantic comedy. Teens may want to see this movie because...
Fatal Crash Involved Homemade Aircraft Designer Says 2 Deaths Were 1st in That Model
The man and woman killed Monday in an airplane crash in Jefferson County were flying a homemade airplane capable of cross-country travel, officials said.The victims, who have not been identified, died when the single-engine plane crashed in wooded hills...
Fatal Crash Involved Homemade Aircraft Victims Identified as South County Couple
The man and woman killed Monday in an airplane crash in Jefferson County were flying a homemade airplane capable of cross-country travel, officials said.The victims, identified by family members as Jim and Clara Stevens of an unincorporated part of south...
FBI Agent Testifies on Griffin's Legal Work
Federal prosecutors rested their case against former House Speaker Bob Griffin on Tuesday with testimony from an FBI agent who said he found no evidence that Griffin did any legal work for political consultant Cathryn Simmons.Griffin, Simmons and two...
Former Enemies Forge Path to Cooperation Yeltsin Vows Not to Target Alliance Members in Europe
The European security agreement signed Tuesday by Russia and the 16 member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization opens the door to cooperation between one-time enemies.The first tangible benefit: Russian President Boris Yeltsin's pledge to...
Frederick Taussig, 83; Entrepreneur, Sailor
Frederick Taussig, an entrepreneur, engineer and sailor of the oceans of the world, died of heart failure Sunday (May 25, 1997) at his house in Washington, Mo. He was 83.Mr. Taussig was a native St. Louisan and lived in the Central West End. He was a...
Free Fishing Days Next Week at All State Areas
On June 7 and 8, fishing in Missouri will be among the things in life that are available free of charge.On those two days anyone in the state can fish at Missouri Department of Conservation areas and most other places without having to buy a fishingpermit.The...
George and Bumbling Irl Botched Indy for Its Fans
A pox on Tony George and his Indy Racing League.By spitting figuratively in the face of sports' most committed fans - the ones who roll in annually for the Indianapolis 500 - George and the IRL have illustrated literally how badly they have fouled up...
Gephardt Spells out His Split with Clinton over China Policy
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt attacked U.S. trade policy toward China on Tuesday, saying the administration has been "far too weak" in battling Chinese human rights abuses."The United States has no business playing `business as usual' with...
Get a Job! Teens Discover It's No Chore Finding Work This Summer
Getting a summer job is easy these days. Just ask Matt Thomson. He had his choice of four.Thomson, 18, could have made snow cones at Hogobooms, sold tennis supplies at a country club or peddled music at Best Buy.Instead, he'll be selling candy and soda...
Getting Packed Up for Summer Camp
THE difference between the what-to-bring list you get from your child's elementary school at the beginning of the year, and the what-to-bring list that comes from your child's sleep-away camp, is that school is something you have no choice about.It seems...
Gomric Is Local Medalist in Public Links Qualifying
The action in women's golf Tuesday spread beyond Forest Hills Country Club.Across the river, the USGA Women's Amateur Public Links qualifying was conducted at Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course in Alton, and a familiar name was atop the leaderboard.Amateur...
Goodbye, Paris: Courier Continues Downward Spiral
It was a shot Jim Courier normally could make with his eyes closed: a high-bouncing sitter near the net, just begging to be smashed into the open court for an easy winner.But on a day when virtually nothing went right for the former two-time French Open...
Health News
HYPERTENSIONStudies See Benefit In PotassiumCombined results from almost three dozen experiments involving more than 2,000 patients show that taking potassium supplements can help reduce blood pressure, doctors say. "Even if your blood pressure is already...
Hedge Funds Propel Surge in Tech Stocks
Stocks climbed to records for a second session Tuesday as investors snapped up shares in the fast-growing computer industry.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 37.50 to a record 7383.41, led by International Business Machines Corp., which jumped 5...
High-Tech Heists Costing Billions Computer Parts Prove Easy Prey for Thieves
Theft losses from Silicon Valley's high-tech industry have reached an estimated $1 million a week, and area businessmen and political leaders pleaded Tuesday for more help from the FBI.Worldwide, "it would seem reasonable to place theft losses in the...
Hole New Approach Schnucks Looks to Bake a Better Bagel
Schnuck Markets Inc. has gone back to the breadboard to develop a new batch of 16 bagel varieties, bagel spreads and bagel sandwiches being rolled out this week at bakeries and delis in its 94 stores in four states."Our new bagels are tastier, chewier,...
If Land of Buzz Only Had a Heart
LET ME TAKE YOU this morning to the Land of Buzz, where Dorothy and her little dog, Kinko, have recently landed.They find the populace entranced by a very strange story.It seems that two cowardly lions have been accused of sending an anonymous fax critical...
Illinois Accuses Cemetery Owner of Raiding Funds License Revoked by Comptroller
The state of Illinois on Tuesday revoked the license of an Illinois cemetery owner, claiming he misused trust fund money and failed to honor contracts with his customers.Lawrence E. Esterlen, 36, of Glen Carbon, the owner and operator of Valley View...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BELLEVILLEMary "Bernie" Pickerel, 72, housekeeper at Memorial Hospital, died Monday. Funeral 10 a.m. today at St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial at Valhalla Cemetery. Memorials to Family Hospice of Belleville.Juanita...
Indianapolis 500 Results
Unofficial results of Tuesday's Indianapolis 500, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, chassis-engine, laps completed, and reason out where available; r-rookie): (Total purse and prize money to be announced today (r-rookie):1. (1)...
IS NICOTINE AN ADDICTIVE DRUG? Series: NICOTINE 2ND OF TWO ARTICLES
TO UNDERSTAND ADDICTION, you must focus on how nerves in the brain communicate with one another, because it is in altering this process that chemicals like nicotine have their effect.Unlike electrical wires in a house, nerve cells in the brain are not...
Japanese Fear Serial Killer Behind Recent Deaths of 2 Schoolchildren
It was a particularly shocking discovery for a nation unaccustomed to violent crime: On Tuesday, a janitor in a junior high school found the severed head of an 11-year-old retarded boy.In the mouth, a nearly incomprehensible note scrawled in red ink...
Jones Suit Passes High Court Test Clinton Can't Claim Protection While in Office, Justices Rule
Paula Jones may pursue her sex harassment suit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.The justices rejected Clinton's argument that a president's job is so unique and time-consuming that he cannot be forced...
Karl Malone Broke out of His Eight-Day Bout with Mediocrity
Karl Malone broke out of his eight-day bout with mediocrity.The league's most valuable player finally had the kind of game Utah fans were expecting. He scored 29 points in his most productive offensive game of the Western Conference finals as Utah defeated...
Kathie Lee Gifford Stays on Board with Regis for at Least a Year
KATHIE Lee Gifford will continue to co-host "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee" for at least a year more and possibly three.Gifford, who every year squawks about leaving the show, has signed a new deal keeping her on the high-rated morning gabfest through...
Keep Minority Enrollment Strong
A new Black Culture Center at the University of Missouri at Columbia will realize a longtime dream for many at Mizzou, but they would be happier with larger numbers of blacks in the student body, on the faculty and among administrators. Though campus...
Lab Tainted, Scientist Says at Mcveigh Trial Whistle-Blower at FBI Unaware of Any Spoiling of Oklahoma Evidence
An FBI whistle-blower testified Tuesday that the bureau laboratory that analyzed Timothy McVeigh's shirts and pants after the Oklahoma City bombing was contaminated with explosives residue.But under cross-examination, Frederic Whitehurst, an FBI scientist,...
Lady Warriors to Face Visitation in Playoffs
St. Charles West soccer coach Mark Olwig isn't all that concerned with his team's upcoming opponent, the Visitation Academy Vivettes."At this point of the season, if you put too much emphasis on what the other team is trying to do, you lose your focus,"...
Lampooning a Bad Family Vacation
* 10 tips to help make the trip this summer a fun and successful oneTRAVELING WITH DAD was pretty simple. He woke us up at 3 a.m. and we stumbled into the station wagon.He did everything else. As a dictator tour director, he decided what national park...
Linked: Doe Run and Lead Poisoning
To the list of casualties of the lead mining industry in Missouri - our air, our water, our land and the busted boom towns of the Old Lead Belt - we must now add the health of our children.For the first time, a scientific study has linked lead blown...
Long Weekend Only Reinforces Vermeil's Drive
For the first time since becoming Rams coach and football CEO, Dick Vermeil shut himself down. He unplugged. He disconnected his wiring. He took a deep breath. He exhaled. He smelled the coffee. He sniffed the roses. He savored the peace and the quiet.Vermeil...
Luyendyk Gets the Last Lap on Field at Indy Another Bad Year for Goodyear as Officials Mishandle Restart
The 51 Hours of Indianapolis - the endurance race formerly known as the Indianapolis 500 - thankfully, mercifully was completed Tuesday.And it shouldn't have surprised anyone that a month of controversy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ended in a spate...
Malone Lifts Utah over Houston
The MVP finally had the kind of game everyone was expecting.Karl Malone had his highest-scoring game of the Western Conference finals, with 29 points, and shut down Charles Barkley defensively Tuesday night as the Utah Jazz moved to one victory away...
Man with Cameras Cruises California to Fight Police Racism
It's 3 a.m., and the fish just won't bite.Ten hours cruising the streets of this suburb of Los Angeles, and Diop Kamau has not attracted the attention of even one police officer.Kamau is undaunted. If for now the cop-turned-copbuster cannot entice any...
Meeting Move Angers Hud Official Blames Westfall's Office for Backing Out
The area's top federal housing official accused the office of St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall of pandering to "racists" by backing out as host of a meeting last week about the homeless."This is absolute insanity," said Kenneth Lange,...
Members of Congress Challenging the New Law Giving Presidents
Members of Congress challenging the new law giving presidents a line-item veto over spending bills were peppered with tough questions from Supreme Court justices Tuesday about whether they had legal authority to bring the case in the first place.Alan...
Morning Briefing
There they were, almost 7,000 baseball fans in Charleston, S.C., wearing masks of comedian BILL MURRAY.Why?It was a Veecks-ing situation, of course. That's MIKE VEECK, as in BILL VEECK, his dad and former major-league team owner who once sent a midget...
Morning Briefing
Game Over: Bandai Opposition Halts Sega MergerSega, the Japanese video game maker, and Bandai, Japan's largest toymaker and developer of the Tamagotchi "virtual chicken" pet, called off their merger Tuesday just a day before the agreement was to be signed...
New Star Shines in Murdoch Universe Tentative Pact Made for Primestar Stake
For Rupert Murdoch, even the sky doesn't seem much of a limit.Recovering quickly from the collapse of his satellite TV venture with EchoStar, Murdoch has apparently found a new partner to help satisfy his U.S. satellite ambitions: Primestar.Murdoch's...
Next Game Is Personal for Jordan
Alonzo Mourning guaranteed a victory for the Miami Heat and got one. Now Michael Jordan has a prediction for tonight's Game 5 in the Eastern Conference finals - the Chicago Bulls will not be pushed around.The Bulls, unhappy with what they perceived was...
No Hazard: Log House, Golf Course Co-Exist
Just a tee shot from the No. 3 green at Boone Valley Golf Club is "the prettiest log house in St. Charles County," says Robert Christie, an architectural historian.The two-story log farmhouse, which has a red-painted iron roof, was nearly razed for the...
North Korea Will Be out of Food in Weeks, Official Warns
North Korea's food supply, already exhausted in some parts of the hunger-stricken country, will run out by June 20, a U.N. official said Tuesday.After that, people will depend on foreign food aid, food imports and whatever roots, weeds and other nourishment...
Obituaries
John L. SchneiderJohn L. Schneider, 92, of St. Peters, died Tuesday (May 27, 1997) at Charlevoix Nursing Home in St. Charles.Mr. Schneider was a retired highway maintenance foreman, having worked more than 20 years with the Missouri Highway Department....
One Woman Judges Another
As the saga of the Air Force and adultery came to its public conclusion, as the sex life of the poster pilot and the con man, Kelly Flinn and Marc Zigo, became a national spectacle, I thought about the other woman.I don't mean Gayla Zigo. That battered...
Oprah Still Enjoying Her Power
Raised with an outhouse, now she's queen of the penthouseOPRAH WINFREY is crying. It's just the two of us in her messy dressing room at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, where Oprah is taping "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on location in Los Angeles."I was...
Orioles Pound Yankees, Increase Lead
Pete Incaviglia drove in four runs and Jeffrey Hammonds hit a three-run homer as Baltimore bat New York 10-6 Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.Kenny Rogers (3-3), who has just one victory in six starts since April 23, was pounded for nine runs (six earned)...
People
As these things go in rock, U2 has moved upscale. The Irish rockers' show now features such spectacles as a 100-foot yellow arch and a lemon that transforms into a mirrored ball.It's all a far, howling cry from U2's beginnings as idealists. But the group's...
Phone-a-Rom-A Southwestern Bell Offers Big-City Listings on CD-Rom
Southwestern Bell Telephone has developed an alternative to the tons of paper telephone directories used in offices - the white pages listings for nine cities all on one little CD-ROM.Southwestern Bell has put its white pages on CD-ROM for St. Louis,...
Pirates Set for Mexico in Sectionals
The St. Charles High baseball team is used to winning. Hopefully that trend can continue.The Pirates, who captured the Class 3A District 7 title with a 14-1 rout of Aquinas-Mercy at St. Dominic Friday, will play host to Mexico (14-8) in sectionals Thursday...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Colbert Smith, 46, of East St. Louis, was shot to death shortly after 1 a.m. Monday outside the cashier's window of the...
Polyps Vary in Size; Not All Are Cancerous
Dear Dr. Donohue: I had an examination and the doctor removed a polyp from my colon. Does this mean I have cancer? What is a polyp? The lab results have not come back yet. Should I be concerned?Colon polyps are protrusions of its lining.Pinch a fold...
Pressure on in Tobacco Talks as Lawsuit Looms
Tobacco talks take on new urgency this week.Not only do negotiators have just 40 days before the first state lawsuit against cigarette makers goes to court, but also they'll find out today whether public health experts - considered key for any deal to...
Prosecution Wraps Up Griffin Case FBI Agent Testifies on Records of Work
Federal prosecutors rested their case against former House Speaker Bob Griffin on Tuesday with testimony from an FBI agent who said he found no evidence that Griffin did any legal work for political consultant Cathryn Simmons.Griffin, Simmons and two...
Rookie Has Late Lead before Stop to Add Fuel
Rookie Jeff Ward, who gained most of his previous racing experience on two wheels on the motocross circuit, probably was just a couple of gallons of methanol short of winning Tuesday's Indianapolis 500.Ward was comfortably out in front when he pitted...
Ruling Ignites Efforts to Ban Billboards Promoting Tobacco
The day after the Supreme Court let stand Baltimore's ban on tobacco billboard advertising, Los Angeles City Councilman Michael Feuer introduced a similar ordinance.Soon after, Harrisburg, Pa., Councilman Zane Phoenix did the same.The Supreme Court's...
Schilling Stops Larkin's Streak, Beats Reds
Curt Schilling stopped Barry Larkin's streak of reaching base at 13, one shy of the National League record. He stopped Larkin's teammates, too.Schilling overpowered the Cincinnati Reds for nine innings Tuesday night, leading visiting Philadelphia to...
Seattle Stew: Bad Pitching Has Piniella in a Blue Mood
The Mariners have a murderous row of hitters, with Joey Cora getting on base atop the lineup and Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Alex Rodriguez and now Jay Buhner pumping out runs in the heart of the order.But the M's pitching has been earning mostly...
Sport Shorts
Celtics Go To Miami For General ManagerThe Boston Celtics appointed Chris Wallace general manager on Tuesday, making him the No. 2 man in the organization under new coach and president Rick Pitino.At 38, Wallace is among the youngest general managers...
Spotlight
Christopher Harris has been elected to the YMCA Metropolitan board of directors. He is an agent and owner of the Chris Harris Insurance Co.The St. Louis Peregrine Society has given its 1997 distinguished service awards to Cleo Anderson and Bonnie McNeill....
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the second floor meeting room, Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen...
Survey Says: Even with New Courses, Local Tee Times Still Tough to Get
Although there have been many golf courses built in the area in recent times, St. Louis ranks as one of the toughest places in the country to get a tee time, according to a survey of the National Golf Foundation.That statistic will be surprising to some,...
Swiss Used Cover of Neutrality to Enrich Themselves
The U.S. government report on how the Swiss aided the Nazis in laundering their looted gold during World War II contains many useful lessons. But the most important is the lesson it teaches about "neutrality," and how the Swiss version was a moral fraud.There...
To Report Molesters or `Ruin' Family Name?
Dear Ann Landers: I am writing in response to the mother whose daughter was molested by a teen-age boy. I, too, am grieving because of the sexual molestation of my 4-year-old daughter. A 14-year-old male cousin molested her in our home during a family...
Tornado in Central Texas Town Kills at Least 30; Scores Hurt
Tornadoes ripped through central Texas on Tuesday, destroying a subdivision in the town of Jarrell, and killing at least 30 people. Scores were hurt.Between 50 and 70 homes in the Double Creeks Estate subdivision were leveled by one of several twisters...
Tornado in Central Texas Town Kills at Least 32; Scores Hurt
Tornadoes ripped through central Texas on Tuesday, destroying a subdivision in the town of Jarrell and killing at least 32 people. Scores were hurt.More than 50 homes in the Double Creeks Estate subdivision in Jarrell, 40 miles north of Austin, were...
Tornado Kills 9 at Trailer Park in Texas; Other Deaths Feared
At least nine people were killed and a dozen more were hurt Tuesday when a tornado ripped through a mobile home park in Jarrell, a town in central Texas, police said.The tornado roared along Interstate 35, the main north-south highway in central Texas....
Trial Delayed amid Dispute over Cueto's Testimony
Amiel Cueto's plan to testify today as one of the first defense witnesses in his federal trial pushed prosecutors and defense attorneys into an angry confrontation Tuesday and forced the judge to recess the trial until Friday.An obviously frustrated...
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