St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 2, 1996

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2 Female Priests Lead Churches in Metro East
Both are from Missouri, and both are Episcopal priests newly chosen to head churches in the Metro East area.And both are women - making history in their new diocese.The Revs. Virginia L. Bennett and Linda Anne Cornelius are the first female priests to...
3-Way Mayoral Race Turns on Two Names
Mayor Tom Brown has run unopposed four times in his six previous elections. But he could be in for the run of his life this spring. He has two opponents - one of whom shares his name, even down to the middle initial.In a last-minute attempt to combat...
A Catastrophe, Awash in Cliches
"WHITE SQUALL"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:08.A WHITE squall, according to the 25-pound office dictionary, is a sudden fierce windstorm that seems to come out of nowhere, and announces itself only by whitecaps on the windward waves.That information...
A Gritty, Bizarre Kind-Of Fairy Tale
"THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN"Rating: R, children in danger. Running time: 1:52.FRENCH filmmakers Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro create unique worlds that mix outrageous fantasy with gritty reality, cruelty with tenderness, black magic with crystalline...
Angola Civil War Drags on and On
The Angolan village of Bailundo, which sits atop Angola's central plateau, feels like the Hollywood version of a rebel stronghold. Every home is pockmarked with bullet holes, stores have no roofs, benches have no seats, streets have no cars.A tattered...
April Vote on Charter, Aldermanic Panels Set
In addition to the three-way race for mayor in St. Peters, voters will elect five aldermen and 13 people to the Charter Commission in the April 2 election.Four of the aldermanic races are for two-year terms. One, in the 2nd Ward, is for a one-year term.Twenty-eight...
Area Teams in Thick of Playoff Competition
The Mid-States Club Hockey Association regular season wraps up this weekend. But four - and possibly all five - area teams are looking forward to the playoffs.The playoffs begin next week.It appears that established teams Francis Howell (13-4-4) and...
Baby Boomers, Parents Must Redefine Roles
WELL, the now-50 baby boomers are finally saying hello to bad backs, constipation and laugh lines that look like crop trenches. They are also facing another challenge: What do we do with aging Mom and Dad?While the kids are looking at their parents as...
Battery Unit Zaps Ralston Earnings
Weak battery sales depressed Ralston Purina Co.'s first-quarter results, holding the company to a 5 percent increase in pro forma profit.Pro forma results exclude Continental Baking Co., which Ralston has sold to Interstate Bakeries, and exclude $16.3...
Better Economic Statistics - Sort Of
What's in a number? It all depends. The Commerce Department has just changed the way it calculates the gross domestic product of the United States - the value of all the goods and services produced each year by workers, business and government. The...
Big Super Bowl Reception Was a Weak Signal Here
Football fever is no epidemic in St. Louis. Despite all the hype about the return of the National Football League to St. Louis this season, local viewership of the Super Bowl on Sunday was far below the national average.NBC's telecast of the competitive...
Blood, Violence, Moore, Baldwin
"THE JUROR"Rating: R, sex and violence. Running time: 1:58.THE first thing the audiences sees in "The Juror" is a child being shot to death in cold blood. That charming scene is followed by two hours of men terrorizing women, the brutal killings of...
Bosley Rues Remark by Aide
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. apologized on Thursday to south St. Louis aldermen for a remark by an aide during a meeting on the shopping center planned in north St. Louis.Earlier in the day, Alderman Stephen M. Gregali, D-14th Ward, demanded an explanation...
Briefs
CONGRESSIONAL RACEAppraiser's Signatures Fall Short, Board Rules John Glynn failed to provide sufficient nominating signatures for a spot on the Democratic primary election ballot for Congress in the 20th District, the Illinois State Board of Elections...
Briefs
SUDAN State Department Urges Americans To LeaveThe State Department urged American citizens to leave Sudan on Thursday after ordering U.S. diplomats to get out for fear of terrorist attacks.A Sudanese official called the security fears unwarranted,...
Budget Proposal Fair, Says President of Siu Increase Would Aid Campuses, Sanders Says
This year's budget recommendations by the Illinois Board of Higher Education fall short of meeting all the needs of Southern Illinois University but still deserve the university's support, SIU President Ted Sanders said Thursday.Sanders said at a news...
Bulls Stretch Streak to 17 as They Beat Kings 105-85
Michael Jordan scored 27 points as the Chicago Bulls won their 17th in a row, warming up for Magic Johnson and the Lakers with a 105-85 victory Thursday over the host Sacramento Kings.Dennis Rodman tied his season high with 21 rebounds as the Bulls improved...
Capitals Rally Past Senators 4-2
Dale Hunter scored the winning goal, midway through the third period, as Washington overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Ottawa on the road 4-2 Thursday night.Michal Pivonka, Keith Jones and Steve Konawalchuk also scored for the Capitals, who gave up...
Case for Center Funding Made
St. Charles officials said they are pleased with their presentation to a legislative committee and are hopeful the committee will recommend that the Missouri House approve an allocation of $900,000 a year for 20 years for a St. Charles County convention...
Cat Classic Gymnastics Meet Purrs into Its 16th Year
Jake Jacobson was sitting in a Columbia hotel when the idea hit him. The idea was to create a gymnastics meet in which all the school nicknames were cat-related. He called it the Cat Classic. All participating teams should be nationally recognized....
Children Are Victims in Same-Sex Marriage
Is marriage a unique and irreplaceable social good, deserving of state-sanctioned protections and benefits?Do a man and a woman who take the immense step of committing themselves publicly to mutual care and responsibility, to sexual fidelity and to the...
Church Notes
Victorian BrunchThe Tri-County Christian Women's Club will present a brunch with the theme "Victorian Valentines" from 9:25 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn, 900 Corporate Parkway, Wentzville. Featured will be a talk, "Times Remembered: Victorian...
Clintons' Defense Tactic: `So What?'
Although they have no military experience, the Clintons seem to have mastered the strategy of a "scorched earth policy" - retreating slowly and destroying everything that might be used against them. The Clintons have been doing some masterful stalling,...
Cloudy Past, Future of Tv's `Nowhere Man'
'Nowhere Man' When: 2 a.m. Tuesday Where: Channel 30STUDY the picture.Titled "Hidden Agenda," it depicts an execution in a Third World country. It was taken by documentary photographer Thomas Veil, and suddenly one night its mere existence nearly canceled...
Cold Truth: We're Easy Target for Frigid Air Nothing Shields Area from Northern Blast
If you're looking for the culprit behind your frozen water pipes or sputtering car, look thousands of miles north.A clash of high pressure above the Gulf of Alaska and low pressure over Hudson Bay has sent frigid air pouring into the United States."Between...
College Update: Women
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI STATENumbers Game: Any week now, the voters in the AP national rankings will wake up and consider Southwest Missouri State. The unranked Lady Bears (15-2) are off to their best start ever in the Missouri Valley Conference - 9-0 heading...
Confident Dole Shrugs off Forbes, Polls
Eager to stop Steve Forbes' New Hampshire surge, Bob Dole has labeled his rival's flat tax plan "snake oil."Ending a two-day swing through the state on Tuesday, Dole tried to project a picture of confidence, shrugging off a new poll showing him trailing...
Congress Passes Bill to Ensure Social Security Checks Are Mailed
Congress passed legislation Thursday ensuring that 44 million Social Security checks will go out on time - even if the White House and Republicans are unable to resolve their differences over extending the government's $4.9 trillion borrowing limit.At...
Congress Reshapes Telecommunications
Congress voted Thursday to free the exploding television, telephone and home computer industries to jump into one another's fields and reshape the culture and commerce of the 21st century.The bill flew through the House, 414-16, and then the Senate,...
Consumer Price Rise Slows in '95 Smallest Increase in Nine Years
Prices Americans paid for goods and services rose at the slowest pace in nine years in 1995 as medical costs increased by the smallest margin in 23 years, the Labor Department said Thursday.Consumer prices rose just 2.5 percent last year, the lowest...
Deep, Deep Freeze Sets Icy Records Cold Cited in Several Deaths; Even Nuclear Power Plant Can"t Cope
Winter's grip on the Plains and Midwest grew tighter Thursday.Record lows included 51 below zero in Ely, Minn.; minus 43 (with 25 inches of snow) at International Falls, Minn.; 36 below in Aberdeen, S.D.; 35 below in St. Cloud, Minn.; minus 33 in Duluth,...
Deep, Deep Freeze Sets Icy Records Cold Cited in Several Deaths; Even Nuclear Power Plant Can't Cope
Winter's grip on the Plains and Midwest grew tighter Thursday.Record lows included 51 below zero in Ely, Minn.; minus 43 (with 25 inches of snow) at International Falls, Minn.; 36 below in Aberdeen, S.D.; 35 below in St. Cloud, Minn.; minus 33 in Duluth,...
DNA Test Finds Most Bladder Cancer Discovery Offers Hope in Preventing Disease
Bladder cancer, a killer disease that is notoriously difficult to diagnose, can be detected with 95 percent accuracy by a new test that finds abnormal genetic material in the urine. The test could mean early treatment for thousands of patients, researchers...
East St. Louis Reports Decline in Number of Murders
The murder rate in East St. Louis has been dropping slowly but steadily the past few years, the city says.In fact, about half as many people were murdered in East St. Louis in 1995 as five years ago, according to the new East St. Louis Uniform Crime...
Exiles Come Home to Joy, Suspicion Returning S. Africans Encounter Resentment from Family, Friends
FAMILY AND friends gathered to welcome home their long-gone son, a black South African who left as a teen-age revolutionary and returned 17 years later as a banker with two U.S. degrees and a cellular phone.Their joy was genuine, but other emotions...
Fans Closes Up Shop; Eagleton Now Checks into Hotel Business
The Lease Man, as well as the nonprofit organization he headed, are out of business. Former U.S. Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton said Thursday that FANS Inc., the civic group that lured the Rams to St. Louis, no longer exists."There's still a piece of paper...
Finalists for St. Louis Schools Superintendent Have Problem Pasts
All three finalists for superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools have troubled professional histories.One was forced to resign in Alabama. Another was fired in Texas. And the third faces uncertainty as he hangs on to his job in Arkansas.The St....
Financing a Convention Center Hotel
After many false starts, St. Louis officials are convinced that they have found a feasible way to pay for a new convention hotel downtown. Instead of trying to entice a big-name hotel chain to build the hotel, the latest approach calls for St. Louis...
`Fixing' Problem Not Necessarily a Good Solution
THE COLD weather blew into town just a few days after a new sofa was delivered to the McClellan house, and the harmonic convergence of the two events went unnoted at first by the resident philosopher.That's because I was too busy getting steamed up about...
Fly-by-Night Operation Is Worth Taking
Fly-Tying LessonOne of fishing's greatest thrills is catching a big trout on a dry fly.Greater by a factor of two is catching a big trout on a dry fly you created yourself.Learning to tie flies is the logical next step after a person learns to flycast....
Forbes Is Mr. Tax Plan, but Iowans Delve Deeper
High school senior April Golightly, pressing for an answer on abortion, told Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes on Thursday that she had a problem with politicians who don't give direct answers to questions.The millionaire publisher had...
Freeloader Doesn't Seem to Be a Perfect Match
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 28-year-old woman. I have a good job and believe I am smart and reasonably attractive. I have been living with a man (he's also 28) for three years. We are best friends. He is probably the kindest person I have ever known.Here's...
Gospel of Joy Local Singer Elledge in Concert at Assembly of God
Joy Elledge of St. Charles married at 15, divorced at 21 and spent the next 20 years as a single mother raising three daughters while working two jobs. Then came her turn to sing.Elledge, 49, became a gospel singer, a step in her life she attributes...
Groundhog Day Sub St. Louis Zoo Wants to See If Its Pig Will Fly
The one day of the year that we look to wildlife to forecast the weather, we have two animals on duty: a wild groundhog in Ladue and a pot-bellied "hog" named Bacon at the St. Louis Zoo.On Groundhog Day, legend has it that if the animal sees its shadow,...
Group Rejects Riverboat Firm's Offer They Oppose Earth City Plan in Principle
Saying a gambling boat proposed for Earth City would violate a federal court order to preserve wetlands, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment asked a judge Thursday to block Horseshoe Casinos from building the $111 million project.Roger Pryor,...
Hard-Working Borgia Braces for Desmet
A rugged schedule and a strong work ethic are the bricks of Borgia High's basketball success. It's given rise to a dynasty in Washington, Mo.Borgia (18-2) is working on its fifth consecutive 20-win season and its third successive 30-win campaign."Our...
Hawerchuk Scores Big for Grandma
Georgina Mitchell burst into tears at 8:47 Wednesday night, sitting in her wheelchair at Maple Leaf Gardens.Her grandson, Dale Hawerchuk, had just joined the hockey immortals, and she couldn't contain herself."She was overcome with emotion," said her...
Hogwash on Hog Farms
Missouri has been too timid in combating the serious pollution that factory hog farms have caused in northern Missouri. The Department of Natural Resources has failed to use its full legal authority to curb the repeated hog waste spills that have fouled...
Howell North, St. Charles West Host Districts
The "real" high school wrestling season begins Saturday with district competition.Area wrestlers will be competing in district tournaments at Francis Howell North and St. Charles West, with top-four finishers in each weight class advancing to sectionals...
Illinois Lobbyists Spend Record $1.1 Million to Treat Officials
It's election season again, and the money's rolling in.Special interest groups spent a record $1.1 million last year on wining, dining, golfing and gifts to Illinois officials, says a new lobbyist disclosure report.Meanwhile, new campaign records show...
Indians, Pirates Down to Wire in Girls Gac Action
It was Gateway Athletic Conference girls basketball at its finest: Wentzville 68, St. Charles 65.The Wednesday victory moved Wentzville, the defending league champion, to 2-2 in GAC play and to 7-7 overall. St. Charles, ranked 11th in the Post-Dispatch...
In Numbers Game, Tardif, Roberts Are Prime Players
With all the Blues' roster gyrations, fans need a scorecard to keep up with not only the team's new players but the old ones as well.Take, for instance, Patrice Tardif and Dave Roberts, who combined for the second goal in the Blues' 2-2 tie with the...
It's Tejano Country! Emilio Is Testing Genre Boundaries
IF THERE'S a post-Selena chapter to the book of Tejano, it's being written by Emilio Navaira.The 32-year-old San Antonio native, who goes by his first name alone, has emerged as the Tex-Mex genre's hottest star, famous for combining pop and country...
Jawjacking
"It was a simple decision. Why would that even be hard? I don't understand why anyone would think that was a hard decision. That was an extremely simple decision. He made the decision with what he did. I don't think you have any recourse. Kids (mess)...
Kmox Pulls the Plug on Schoemehl, Woods
RADIO BUZZ: Programs on KMOX radio that featured former St. Louis mayor Vince Schoemehl and former Lt. Gov. Harriett Woods have been canceled. Explained GM Rod Zimmerman, "Schoemehl's program was canceled by mutual agreement, principally because he did...
Knicks Overcome Misfires in 110-102 Win over Magic
The New York Knicks survived 15 consecutive missed shots by Patrick Ewing and a 30-point night by Nick Anderson to win their fourth consecutive game, 110-102 over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night.Ewing scored all 23 of his points in the first half....
Knighted Nittany Lions Get Roaring Praise from Sir Bobby
No less a basketball connoisseur - and critic - than Indiana University coach Bobby Knight had this to say after a loss this season:"They play basketball better than anyone. They're alert to each other. They play to each other. Of the teams we've played,...
Library Notes
Friends MeetingThe Friends of the St. Charles City-County Library District will hold a membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Kathryn Linnemann Library, 2323 Elm Street, St. Charles. Call 441-2300.Warm And ToastyBring a blanket, get cozy and...
Little Leaguer Learns Litigation National Pastime
THE NEWS business, especially the radio and TV babblers, remains obsessed with O.J. Simpson and the poor fellow's endless legal troubles. They can have Simpson. I'll take the unusual case of Johnny "the Arm" Lupoli.Johnny is the defendant in a personal-injury...
Look beneath Their Hoods
Last week was a ghoulishly cruel and unusual one on America's death row with a hanging in Delaware and a firing squad execution in Utah. Much of the rest of the world looked on in horror at America's barbarism.The people of Delaware marched Billy Bailey...
Looking Ahead Richard `Keene' on Continuing in Basketball after Champaign
Like many seniors at the University of Illinois, guard Richard Keene is wondering what the future holds after graduation.Keene, the Illini's only senior, will play his last game at Assembly Hall on March 9. But Keene hopes that his career won't end...
Love and Barriers, Concrete and Otherwise
"THE PROMISE"No MPAA rating, probably R, subject matter, mild nudity. Running time: 1:50.THE Berlin Wall was much more than tons of concrete separating a city.As the 28-year history of the wall is traced by director Margarethe Von Trotta through the...
Magic Air Tonight's the Rematch of '91 Final between Johnson and Jordan
Michael Jordan. The Bulls and their long winning streak. A Forum sellout. National television.In short, it's everything Magic Johnson missed during 4 1/2 years away from the National Basketball Association and everything that thrills him about being...
Medication Helps with Migraine's Visual Aura
Dear Dr. Donohue: My wife gets the migraine vision aura you wrote about. She does not get the follow-up migraine pain, however. You called it the "migraine equivalent." You did mention medicine, but I haven't been able to find it, and my doctor is...
Message of Hope for Sexual Minority
Adam Rosen is a teen-ager who probably has learned more about life and humanity in his brief 17 years than most of us learn in twice that time. That's because Adam is gay, and being young and gay during the reign of Newt Gingrich and Ralph Reed forces...
Mine Blast Wounds Gis in Bosnia French Kill Sniper near Sarajevo as NATO Chief Issues Warning
Two American soldiers were wounded in a mine explosion Thursday in northern Bosnia.Three British troops were killed Sunday when their armored vehicle hit a mine in northwest Bosnia.Meanwhile, French special forces serving with NATO killed a sniper in...
Mogilny Leaves a Knot on Blues Goal at 19:52 Puts the Wraps on 2-2 Tie
Denied of the tying goal on referee Rob Shick's quick whistle with 41.4 seconds remaining, Alexander Mogilny made the most of his second chance on Thursday night.Mogilny ripped a wrist shot into the top corner over Grant Fuhr's glove hand with 7.9 seconds...
Monsanto Buys Stake in Seed Firm
Monsanto Co. said Thursday that it will pay $177 million to buy a piece of a major seed company, setting up a long-term partnership for creating genetically engineered crops.Monsanto's deal with DeKalb Genetics Corp. of DeKalb, Ill., is the latest...
Morning Briefing
Russian Coal Miners Stage Massive StrikeMore than a million Russian and Ukrainian coal miners went on strike Thursday in a wave of anger that could lead to budgetary chaos and affect Russia's presidential election campaign.From Ukraine's coal-rich Donbass...
Morning Briefing
What better time to talk baseball than on a subzero morning like this. Our hot stove today is provided by esteemed seamball scribe JERRY HOLTZMAN, who recently caught up with future Cardinal DENNIS LEE ECKERLSEY. During their visit, "Eck" talked about...
Moseley-Braun's Campaign Still Saddled with Deep Debt
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., reduced her campaign debt by less than $20,000 during the last half of last year despite getting nearly $270,000 in contributions, according to records filed this week.Campaign records filed with the Federal Election...
Municipal Elections Offer Names Familiar and Not
Some familiar names, and many new ones, will be on the ballot in the municipal elections April 2 in Lake Saint Louis, Wentzville and O'Fallon. St. Charles has no elections this April. (See accompanying stories on St. Peters' races.) Tuesday was the...
No. 1 Umass Restricts Temple to 35 Points in Posting 20th Win
This must be Massachusetts' year. The top-ranked Minutemen even won in McGonigle Hall.They had lost 13 of the last 14 times they played in Temple's home gym, but turned that around Thursday night with a 59-35 victory that kept the Minutemen the nation's...
Norm for Spoon: An Even Swap for Odd Times
These are strange times for Norm Stewart and Missouri.The Tigers were overhyped and overrated before the season. All of the Normophiles were swigging large quantities of that dangerous, true-believer Kool-Aid. The Normies were convinced that this season...
Nothing Trivial about Asthma and Allergies
Dear Abby: In a recent column, a few of your readers shared the effects of their allergies. Unfortunately, an estimated 60 million Americans suffer from some type of allergy, including hay fever, eczema, hives, contact dermatitis, and allergies to...
Nuclear Tests Have Ended, Chirac Vows French President Makes Pledge in Speech Boycotted by Democrats
French President Jacques Chirac assured Congress on Thursday that France, "an ally you can count on," had ended nuclear testing forever.Most House Democrats boycotted his speech because of the six recent French nuclear tests in the South Pacific.Applause...
Obituaries
Nancy E. Helfenstein Nancy E. Helfenstein, 52, of St. Charles, died Monday (Jan. 29, 1996) at her home.Mrs. Helfenstein operated a child-care facility for nine years in St. Charles.A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson...
Officer Switches from TV to Real-Life Police Drama
Jim Stegeman was settled in for the evening Wednesday, watching his second straight Brad Pitt movie, "Kalifornia," a story about a cold-blooded killer, when his 13-year-old son Chris ran down the steps.Chris had seen the flashing lights of several...
Owner Offers Land for Road at Fatal Crash Site
Ralph Wiesehan, who farms land along Blase Station Road, said St. Charles County can have some of his land if it does something to prevent accidents similar to the one that killed a 5-year-old girl Sunday.Sarah Runyon was killed when her aunt, Sandra...
People
For 14 years, ISABELLA ROSSELLINI sold Lancome cosmetics by the carload. But after she turned 43 in June, the company dumped her like dried-up mascara.It hurt, she tells Interview mag. "I thought that the cosmetics industry finally had the opportunity...
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:FATAL ACCIDENTSHazelwood: Andrew Hellweg, 42, of the Hidden Oak mobile home park...
Preliminary at Columns for Golden Gloves Set
The St. Louis Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament will hold its preliminary rounds Feb. 19-20 at The Columns Banquet and Conference Center, 711 Fairlane, in St Charles.The finals will be Feb. 26 across the bridge at Little Bit of Texas.Doors will open at...
Program Turns Lives around, Ex-Addicts Tell Califano Here
WITH a tweed suit, bright tie and big smile, Roy Henderson looks and acts like the eager salesman that he is."I'm really excited about my life today," said Henderson, 39.That wasn't the case just a few months ago. Henderson was an ex-convict addicted...
Races Brewing to Serve Terms on Area Boards
If the number of candidates seeking posts on school boards is any indication, many school districts in the area may have heated races.There will be competition in the April 2 election for the three terms up for grabs in each of the following districts:...
Reflections: Stewart Pauses to Smell Roses
This University of Missouri basketball team had reason to embrace the season's lofty expectations.The Tigers had lost only one player from a team that defeated Indiana before succumbing to eventual national champion UCLA in the NCAA Tournament, a game...
Republicans Could Use Reagan's Unifying Brand of Politics
As Ronald Reagan prepares to celebrate on Tuesday the 46th anniversary of his 39th birthday, his party and nation need his attitude and ideas more than ever.Time was when Democrats carved themselves up before an election, giving Republicans the opportunity...
Return of the Moog the Rentals Revive Synthesizer Sound as `Afterthought'
The Rentals: opening for Blur Where: Galaxy, 1227 Washington When: 8:30 p.m. Wednesday How much: $10-$12 Information: 534-1111, 231-2404WITH their hit single "Friends Of P.," Matt Sharp and his band, the Rentals, have almost single-handedly brought the...
Reviews / Recordings
"JAY HUNGERFORD PRESENTS THE KEYS TO THE CITY"Jay HungerfordThe debut recording by local jazz bassist, composer and teacher Jay Hungerford is a multifaceted showcase of top St. Louis talent.Using the intimate piano/bass format, Hungerford features 14...
Richard Iii: A Riveting 20th-Century View of Shakespearean Villainy
"RICHARD III"Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:45.HIS body cruelly coiled from birth, his mind seething with poisonous hatred, Richard of Gloucester strikes again and again. He rises to the throne of England and keeps killing, in part through his...
Sam Neill Loves Role as Merry Old King New Zealander Plays Charles in `Restoration'
WHO COULD HAVE imagined it - sober-sided Sam Neill quoting the madcap Mel Brooks? "It's good to be the king," he said, speaking of his role as Charles II in "Restoration," now playing in St. Louis.What's more, Neill is good as the king, a role that...
Seahawks to Fly Coop, Landing in la, Rose Bowl
The Seattle Seahawks are moving, and this time it's Los Angeles that is getting a team.The Seahawks intend to play next season in Los Angeles, which last year lost both its pro football franchises.Citing the high cost of renovating the aging Kingdome,...
Sports Shorts
Dallas Or KC? Big 12 Decision Due Today</P><P>After delaying their decision once already, the presidents of the Big 12 schools promised to make up their minds today on where to base their new superconference.</P><P>Many Big...
Sri Lankans Dig to Find Survivors Despair, Number of Deaths Climb from Suicide Bombing near Bank
Using everything from shovels to earthmovers, soldiers and construction workers digging through rubble from Wednesday's suicide truck bombing found 13 more bodies Thursday.At least 73 people were killed and 1,400 injured Wednesday when a truck packed...
Suits, Countersuit Put Aquarium Owner in Trouble Water
St. Louis entrepreneur Leonard Sonnenschein faces four lawuits seeking debt payments or the ouster of his public aquarium from a shopping center in Town and Country Commons.Sonnenschein, president of Mid-America Aqua Center, has filed a suit of his...
Support Groups
TodayAlcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Street, O'Fallon.Positive Living, an AIDS support group for individuals with the illness, their families and caregivers will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph...
Teams Are at Loss to Find Way to Win at Home
Home hasn't been so sweet to teams in the Missouri Valley Conference this season.Southwest Missouri State upsets the Golden Hurricane at Tulsa. Drake upends Illinois State in Redbird Arena. And Northern Iowa, which never had won in Carbondale in six...
The Play's Not the Whole Thing When It Comes to Filming Shakespeare, the Great Directors Take Liberties
"Movies - a tawdry corrupt art for a tawdry corrupt world" - Pauline Kael.KENNETH Branagh, who is directing a 3 1/2-hour movie version of "Hamlet" this winter, prepared for the task by studying film classics. Laurence Olivier's version of the Shakespeare...
The Shine on Gold Just Got a Bit Brighter
The year 1996 will be golden.At least that's what many experts are predicting about the price of gold, which broke a 5 1/2-year record Thursday, rising $5.30 to a close of $411.60 in New York.Traders attributed the rally to expectations that consumption...
This Must Be Massachusetts' Year. the Top-Ranked Minutemen Even
This must be Massachusetts' year. The top-ranked Minutemen even won in McGonigle Hall.They had lost 13 of the last 14 times they played in Temple's home gym, but turned that around Thursday night with a 59-35 victory that kept the Minutemen the nation's...
TV Q & A
Q. Is Phillip Van Dyke of Home Court the son of Barry Van Dyke (Dick Van Dyke's son on "Diagnosis Murder")? Phillip looks so much like Barry.A. No. This Van Dyke is not from a famous show biz family. His parents sold their carpet-cleaning business in...
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