St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 22, 1997

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10-Member Team Sets Sights on Goals, Developing Students' Talent, Potential
Student leaders at Cardinal Ritter College Prep School are focused on tapping the talents of all 254 students to build school unity and pride.The school's 10 leaders who form the Contact Team have a new vision for the school year: to make Cardinal Ritter...
500,000 Filipinos Rally to Oppose 2nd Term for Ramos
About 500,000 people opposed to a second term for President Fidel Ramos marched in Manila Sunday, warning they would never allow a return of dictatorship in the Philippines.The rally, the largest in the Philippines in more than a decade and a source...
An Omelet Made Only with Egg Whites - No Yolk
FOR MANY years, my friend Eric worked as an egg cook for a large restaurant. In his opinion, the most skilled cooks in the world handle eggs and sauces - the delicate foods, he called them. You have to command a certain light touch to produce a fluffy...
Arab League Backs Albright's Stance, Land from Israel for Peace
The Arab League urged Israel to accept the principle of land for peace Sunday and endorsed efforts by U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to restart deadlocked Middle East peace talks.In a final statement issued after the three-day meeting, the...
Ashcroft Bill Ill-Conceived, Critics Argue
Most American leaders would like to see China clean up its behavior at home and abroad. So why is a bill co-sponsored by Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo., intended to make China do just that in such trouble?The short answer, say critics, is that the bill is...
A Square Deal for Court Square
On Friday, the historic Court Square building got a new lease on life. Mayor Clarence Harmon announced that the city would not pursue its plans to tear down this little gem on the National Register of Historic Places to replace it with a new jail. The...
At Work on the Hill 2 `Lobbyists-for-a-Day' Learn Congress' Ins, Outs
THEY DON'T fit in with the manicured pack racing through the halls of congressional office buildings. They carry purses and folders instead of briefcases. They talk about shopping for books along Dupont Circle instead of policy.Anne Rieser and Ann Sheehan...
Back to Class: Teachers OK Contract in Mascoutah
School bells will ring again this morning across the Mascoutah School District. Teachers approved a three-year contract Sunday night, ending a 20-day strike.The 3,000 students will not make up the class days they lost.An unofficial tally put the approval...
Board Oks Vote on Sales Tax; Passage Would Halt Utility Tax
Green Park may eliminate its utility tax if voters approve a sales tax on the November ballot.Aldermen Bob Cawein, 1st Ward, and Trudy Hoey, 3rd Ward, said at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen last week that the capital-improvements sales tax of one-half...
Booed Brice Kicks Aside His Troubles
In the further adventures of Will Brice, the young punter was showered with boos early, but ended the day getting kudos from special teams coach Frank Gansz."I went out on a good note this week, kind of reverse" from the Denver game, Brice said. "So,...
Boys' Teams Prepare for Two Tourneys
It's tournament time for the majority of area boys' soccer teams. Thirty-six area teams will be taking part in the 43rd annual CYO/Bob Guelker Memorial Tournament while another 16 teams will be competing in this week's Hazelwood Central Tournament.The...
Brave New World of Drug Use
Two famous novels of dystopia have been written this century: "1984," by George Orwell, and "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley.Orwell sketched a future in which technology would be used by totalitarian regimes to control every aspect of people's lives....
Briefs
THE NATIONIRS Agency Abates $5.5 Billion In PenaltiesNearly 42 percent of the $13.2 billion worth of penalties that the IRS assessed against taxpayers last year was wiped off the books after corporations and individuals challenged the levies as excessive...
`Brooklyn South' Mixes `Hill Street' and `Blue'
STEVEN Bochco changed the face of television drama with "Hill Street Blues" and changed it again with "NYPD Blue." But his new show, "Brooklyn South" (9 tonight on Channel 4), doesn't seem like much of a change.This time out, Bochco and co-creators David...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSMarsha Campbell has opened her own mortgage brokerage firm, Creative Mortgage Financing Inc., in West Port at 2222 Schuetz Road, Suite 202, St. Louis, Mo. 63146. Phone: (314) 432-7074; fax: (314) 432-7078.Avala Marketing Group, a new database...
Car Dealer Leaves `Thinking Big' to Others, Coasts to Stop
The showroom is empty, with nary a new Olds nor Caddy to be seen. A few used cars sit outside. Back in the service department, a lone mechanic tinkers under the hood of an older-model Cadillac.The scene is a faint echo of the last 30-plus years at Elder...
Cards out after 14-2 Pounding by Pirates
The Cardinals, mercifully, were eliminated from the National League Central race Sunday. The way they pitched, hit and fielded over the weekend, they should have been eliminated from the league.Pounded by the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second day in...
Car Fled Diana's Crash, Man Says Briton Saw Scene from Hotel, He Says
A British lawyer says he saw a small black car speeding away from the crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales, London's Sunday Times reported.The newspaper quoted Gary Hunter, who was in Paris on Aug. 31 celebrating his wife's birthday, as saying...
Changing Masters: Louis London Agency Acquired
Louis London Inc., a sales promotion and advertising company, is being acquired by The Interpublic Group of Companies, one of the world's largest advertising and communications conglomerates.Interpublic's holdings include McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Ammirati...
Chiefs Take It Easy; Drub Panthers 35-14
The Kansas City Chiefs' need for late-game heroics disappeared Sunday. The Carolina Panthers' dominance at home is becoming a fading memory, too.Elvis Grbac picked apart the NFL's second-ranked defense by throwing for 214 yards and three touchdowns to...
Chris Frey: `Men at Work' Therapist Opens Doors to Men's Emotions
Historically, men sharing emotional pain with other men has been akin to surgical removal of fingernails without anesthesia. But there is a new phenomena afoot - men trusting one another with sadness, anger and frustration."Men are taught to compete...
City Hopes to Hitch Wagon to Rising Star `Downtown' Panel Hopes to Revitalize Florissant-Road Area
Ferguson hopes to ride the tide of UMSL development, says Mayor Steve Wegert.With the proposed performance center at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Wegert envisions a strong effect on Florissant Road."It will be an important strip for restaurants...
City's Money Woes Bode Ill Strong Economy Aids Many Municipalities
Mayor Clarence Harmon's admission that St. Louis faces mounting money problems and ultimately may have to reduce its work force is a common story in cities across the country.But the timing of the mayor's revelation may bode particularly ill for St....
Civilians, Militants Killed in Raids No Group Takes Blame for Attack in Algeria
An armed group killed 53 civilians in a bloody raid early Sunday and then mutilated and burned the bodies in the latest violence in Algeria, a newspaper reported.In addition, Algerian security forces killed 19 armed Islamic militants during raids Friday...
Collinsville Girls Step into Thin Air-And Love It Rappelling Gives Group Chills and Thrills, Big Boost in Confidence
When it comes to learning new skills and having fun, 11 girls from Collinsville know the ropes. The girls, along with several of their mothers, spent a recent Saturday climbing and rappelling from a bluff at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton.Cindy...
Company Touts Water with Extra Oxygen
Feel like you're not getting enough O2 in your H2O?Don't worry. Coming soon to your neighborhood supermarket: super oxygen-enriched water.And it's aiming to be the next Gatorade. Hot on the heels of the newest New Age craze of oxygen bars, where patrons...
. . . Contribution Limits Curb Free Expression
Of all the affronts to our basic liberties that Congress cavalierly entertains these days, none approaches the audacity of the so-called campaign finance reform effort.It is nothing short of a frontal assault on the most basic of American freedoms, the...
Couple Wants Builder to Pay for Sewer Leak
Ladue residents John and Holly Weems say they hadn't had any problems before Premier Homes started building Pillsbury Place, a subdivision next to them on McKnight Road. That's when their problems arrived.The Weemses live off McKnight between Clayton...
Crookneck Squash: A Beauty on Plant and on Plate
WHEN I was growing up, summer squash was always yellow. Now zucchini seems to be the most common squash at the store. We shouldn't forget, however, the virtues of our popular old variety, yellow crookneck squash, which can be used in the same dishes...
Cynicism Kills `Dilbert'-Like Attitudes Found to Increase Illness
IT might not take much of a cynic to scoff, smirk or even let out a mirthless hoot when discovering one session on the agenda of the recent American Psychological Association convention in Chicago.Three university professors and two management consultants...
Deaths Elsewhere
WILLIAM FITCH, 84, a former Social Security Administration official who was executive director of the American Association of Retired Persons in the 1960s, died Wednesday (Sept. 17, 1997) following a stroke.Mr. Fitch began his career with the administration,...
Defending Her Virtue May Cost Her 20 Years
Dear Ann Landers: Here is a news story from the Erie, Pa., Daily Times. My husband thought the jury's verdict was right. I did not agree. We got into a big argument about it. What's your opinion, Ann?M.M. IN SAYRE, PA.I would not presume to second-guess...
Dilfer Answers Critic by Dumping Dolphins
Trent Dilfer had his finest moment as a pro against Jimmy Johnson, who made it clear nearly two years ago that he wanted no part of the Tampa Bay quarterback.Tampa Bay's much-maligned quarterback threw for 248 yards and a career-high four touchdowns...
Dilfer Answers Critics by Dumping Dolphins
Trent Dilfer had his finest moment as a pro against his biggest critic, Jimmy Johnson.Tampa Bay's much-maligned quarterback threw for 248 yards and a career-high four touchdowns Sunday night as the Buccaneers remained the NFC's only unbeaten team with...
`Doughnut' Theory St. Louis Smart Growth Alliance Urges Limitations on Urban Growth to Curb Unplanned Expansion
Despite a small turnout at a town meeting on urban sprawl, the St. Louis Smart Growth Alliance sees unplanned growth as everyone's problem, including those in outlying regions.A few members from the band of religious, civic and environmental groups spoke...
Drug Policy Remains under Close Scrutiny ; Random Testing out; New Policy Pondered
Teachers and and other employees of the Hazelwood School District will be spared from random drug testing, but applicants may be targeted if the Hazelwood School Board adopts a new policy.The only district employees who will continue being tested for...
Equinox Meaning Dawns on Him
YOU ARE, I HOPE, taking today off.It's the autumnal equinox.Some of us celebrated yesterday. Approximately 100 hardy souls gathered at sunrise a few miles west of Collinsville Sunday morning. Although the real equinox is today, a special program was...
Extra Points
NUMBERS CRUNCHThe Rams defense allowed an average of 345.6 yards per game last season. This season, after four games, Bud Carson's unit is permitting only 260 yards per game. . . . The Rams have allowed only 158 yards passing per game this season, down...
Fat-Cat Donors Dominate Campaigns . .
Don't hold your breath, but the U.S. Congress may finally try to do something about our corrupt campaign finance system. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Russell Feingold, D-Wis., have promised action soon, and some House members have declared September...
Fiber Optics: Outdoor Lights Easy to Install
Q: I'm not an electrician, but I want to add high-quality landscaping and security lighting to my house. How effective and energy-efficient are new, do-it-yourself, fiber-optic and all-metal, low-voltage lighting kits? - S.R.A: New hi-tech fiber-optics...
Figuring Taxes on Capital Gains a Lot More Complex
Forget buying and selling stocks based on prices, earnings, or future prospects. This year, if you're an active stock market participant, you have to troll for trades that will fit your capital gains objectives.That's more complicated than ever, thanks...
Firm That Let Sewage Spill May Be Fined Waders Were Barred from Creek; `It Was a Mess,' Says State Expert
State officials are considering fines or other legal action against Imperial Utility Corp. for a sewage spill that killed more than 500 fish in Rock Creek in Jefferson County last month. The spill temporarily forced waders out of the creek at Mastodon...
Fontbonne Gets OK to Offer `Options' in Concord Village
The St. Louis County Council has given Fontbonne College permission to open an off-campus facility in Concord Village. The decision will not affect the number of students at the college's campus in Clayton, says President Richard Golden.The college will...
Gephardt Energizes Labor by Fighting Trade Proposal
THE MOST RIVETING part of Rep. Richard A. Gephardt's attack here against the "fast-track" trade proposal came after he delivered his 11-page speech.Acting like a boxer who opted to finally ignore his handlers, Gephardt beseeched supporters to hold up...
Government and Business Team Up to Find Jobs for Welfare Recipients
Welfare reform, the issue that ignited a bitter social quarrel, is turning into a proving ground for new forms of governance.The old welfare model was top-down and rigid. Washington decreed to states, states to localities. Some states did wrangle federal...
Harold Guller; Founder, Chairman Emeritus of Essex Industries Here
Harold Guller, founder and chairman emeritus of Essex Industries in St. Louis, died Saturday (Sept. 20, 1997) of cancer at his home in Frontenac. He was 78.Mr. Guller and three McDonnell Douglas Co. engineers founded Essex Industries 50 years ago in...
Hepatitis Scare Ends; So Does Embargo on `Outside' Food
With a hepatitis scare apparently ended, the Fox School Board has agreed to relax regulations involving food brought into the schools. Jim Chellew, assistant superintendent, brought the guidelines to the board at its meeting last week.After a hepatitis...
Highlights
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOMEWould you like to win a friendly little wager from your pals? You'll probably be smiling all the way to the bank if you ask them, "Who has the NFL record for most consecutive home losses?"Tampa Bay? Nope, no bucking the trend...
High-Visibility Issues Put Missourian in Spotlight Freshman Senator Sides with Christian Faction
FOR SEN. JOHN ASHCROFT, R-MO. - the would-be leader of the Republican right and potential presidential candidate in 2000 - this is the season for flailing at windmills.You could catch him today in Independence, Mo., blasting the federal tax code and...
Honeymoon with Rams Going Strong
This Sights and Sounds correspondent had his dobber down Sunday morning.The Rams were 1-2. The Giants didn't exactly present glamorous opposition. Football had been a drag lately, what with Mizzou spitting up that game at Kansas and Illinois serving...
Human Memory Loss, Fish Kills Linked to Mysterious Flesh-Eating Organism
On some days, commercial fisherman Eddie Johnson couldn't remember whom he had scheduled for a crew. He'd leave his lunch at home or forget to pack something to drink when heading out for a day on the Pocomoke River to trap fish and crabs.Johnson realized...
Inside the Games
BILLS 37, COLTS 35Hero: Buffalo had the second-biggest regular-season comeback victory in NFL history. Rookie Antowain Smith rushed for 129 yards and three TDs, including one of 54 yards that made it 37-29 and appeared to seal the victory with 1:14 left.Turning...
Irving Fryar Is a Receiver of Substance, Too
The young man in the photograph had no idea what the road ahead would be like, how bumpy some of the detours would be, or where it all would lead.The young man in the photograph is 21, wearing the uniform of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is surrounded...
It's No Joke: Damon Wayans Has Serious Side Comic Says His Work on `413 Hope St.' Reflects `Just Another Side of Me'
TO everybody's surprise, comic Damon Wayans is turning serious. It's no big deal, says the star of "In Living Color," "Major Payne" and "The Last Boy Scout," who is writing-producing the new TV drama "413 Hope St.""People go, `He was high on something,...
Jaguars Hope to Keep Clamps on Bettis
Last year, Jerome Bettis became the first player to rush for more than 100 yards on Monday night three times in one season. Four in a row will be tough.Bettis, third in the league in rushing last year despite missing most of the last two games with an...
Judge Tells Firm to Take Down Two Billboards
Judge Kenneth Romines has ordered Carpenter Outdoor Advertising Co. to remove two billboards it erected in Bridgeton in a maneuver City Attorney Bill Richter called "the stealth scenario."In a recent report to the Bridgeton City Council, Richter said...
Killer Facing Execution Soon Remains Defiant Mcdonald Shot Officer as His Child Watched
Although his execution is just days away, cop-killer Samuel McDonald Jr. isn't about to make a death-bed confession. The dean of Missouri's death row, McDonald remains bitter and defiant."It was an election year, and the prosecutor chose to go after...
Late in 4th Quarter, Ironhead Finally Gets the Td Call
The fans wanted it.The local media demanded it.Big No. 34 yearned for it. And, finally, Ironhead Heyward got it - a chance to run the ball in a goal-line situation. He plowed through the New York Giants defensive line behind Ernie Conwell's block to...
Lean Meatballs Are Filled with Flavor
TENDER, DELICIOUS, low-fat meatballs made of ground lamb and cracked wheat are a staple of the Middle East, and each country has its own variation.This version takes the basic idea a few steps further, adding an intriguing blend of spices and herbs....
Learning to Listen Best Investment in Workplace Morale
More companies could improve workplace harmony and productivity if key people were only trained to listen better, management authorities believe."Front-line supervisors, managers and human resources executives - the people who have the most contact with...
Let the Dedication, Festivities and the New School Year Begin
Students at Whitfield School gave glowing reviews to the school's first back-to-school celebration.With a stilt walker directing traffic, clowns wandering through the crowd and three hot-air balloons glowing against the picture-perfect night sky, the...
Light Version of Maraschino Cherry Cake Satisfies Sweet Tooth
A LAYER cake doesn't have to be high in fat to be deadly to your diet. Sometimes a cake has so many calories from sugar that the calories from fat seem low by comparison. This was the case with a recipe for maraschino cherry cake.Not including frosting,...
Little Discussion of Drug Policy
In the Helms-Weld heavyweight fight, almost everyone won. Jesse Helms won because he got his way. William Weld, the former Massachusetts governor, won because he got national exposure for his likely presidential run and President Bill Clinton won because...
Loafing around Take It Easy with Quick Bread Recipes from Retired Baker Daniel Riordan
FOR ME, fall arrived the moment I spied caramel apples for sale. Tart, crisp fruit dunked and swirled in rich, buttery candy - so good, the greedy bees must especially anticipate the leftovers.But one St. Louisan puts a different spin on caramel apples....
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored lower than 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale generally is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and lower than 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate...
Lyle, Rams Defense Happy after Providing Good Show
Rams safety Keith Lyle was to the point last week when asked to sum up his team's performance in its 35-14 loss to the Denver Broncos."We stink," he said.Lyle was a happier man Sunday. Not only did the Rams beat the touchdown-less New York Giants 13-3...
Make the Most of Cucumbers
CUCUMBERS ARE wonderful with cold salmon or other seafood, make delicious soups and are an interesting vegetable when sauteed or steamed.However, cucumbers are unremarkable as far as food value goes. They contain only about 20 calories each and have...
Manor Groves to Mark 90th Anniversary
On Oct. 3, Kirkwood's venerable Manor Grove will have a celebration. Billing itself "the first and oldest nursing home in St. Louis County," Manor Grove will be celebrating its 90th birthday.In 1900, Mrs. Phillip O'Toole called together a small group...
Martin Economizes for First Dover Win
Mark Martin didn't outrace anyone, but he outgassed Kyle Petty, ending 15 years of frustration at Dover Downs International Speedway with a lucrative victory Sunday in the MBNA 400 in Dover, Del."Jack Roush won this race on fuel mileage," Martin said...
Mcgraw Struts His Stuff with Style
Country music singer Tim McGraw thought that Riverport Amphitheatre would be a mighty fine place to kick off his "Everywhere" tour on Saturday evening, and over 11,000 of his area fans agreed! With his hip pocket full of hit songs, and his "hunk" status...
Microwave, Stove Team Up for Fast Stuffed Peppers
WE OFTEN find that favorite recipes can be adjusted to fit the desperate lifestyle. One of these is baked, stuffed bell peppers.The old recipe requires an hour to bake the peppers, but crunched schedules no longer allow us that luxury. Our tastes have...
Milosevic's Party Claims Victory in Serbian Elections
Slobodan Milosevic's Socialist party claimed victory early today in Serbian elections, after a vote many of his opponents boycotted because they said it was rigged."It is obvious that our party has a substantial lead in both the presidential and parliamentary...
Monday Memo
Some people will go to great lengths to find cheap labor. Plants have closed in the USA so companies could find cheaper workers overseas.But the owners of TRAVEL WHOLESALERS INTERNATIONAL in Fairfax, Va., managed to take the cake even while using American...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It was supposed to be a peace summit, a meeting in which two fierce opponents shook hands and put behind them one of the more bizarre moments in sports history.Who better to extend an olive branch to EVANDER HOLYFIELD and MIKE TYSON than MUHAMMAD ALI?Instead,...
Naturezania Ballwin Volunteers Build Students' Brainstorm
Imagine jogging on a nature trail, strolling across bridges, splashing in water, observing birds, digging for fossils, hiding in prairie grass, tiptoeing through a butterfly garden and scaling a two-story treehouse.Schoolchildren at Oak Brook School...
Neumann Putters around for Win
When Liselotte Neumann gets her putter going she can be tough to beat.Neumann birdied two of the first three holes Sunday and was never seriously challenged as she posted a 3-shot victory over Nancy Harvey in the LPGA Welch's Championship in Canton,...
No Place like Homely Rams Win Ugly One as Defense Is Beautiful
It's called a touchdown. It normally occurs when a team advances the football beyond the opposing team's goal line by running or catching a forward pass.For the first time since August, the Rams got one Sunday at the Trans World Dome. And they needed...
`North County Landmark' Facing Demolition; Development Planned
A north St. Louis County landmark is about to come tumbling down. The Central Hardware store in Ferguson, where shoppers bought garden hoses, plywood and screwdrivers of all sizes for over 35 years, is slated for demolition this week.With its series...
Not All Foreign Funds Reduce Risk
Reuters News Service Are foreign stock funds really a worthwhile investment? These days, some analysts suggest they may be less useful than investors have been led to believe.A decade ago, many investors were reluctant to invest in funds that buy overseas...
One for the Road Officials Discover That State Deeded 11 Miles of Clayton Road to Municipality, in August
Town and Country officials apparently don't know it, but Clayton Road - the 11 miles of it in their municipality - belongs to them.Town and Country's Board of Aldermen recently voted to hold public meetings to discuss whether they should or should not...
Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Salvi's Flip-Flop on Guns Could Be a Record Gaffe
IT WASN'T THE dumbest thing I ever heard a politician say. Close, though.Al Salvi's recent ballistic flip-flop may be a contender, but the superlative - for my money - came from no less stellar an Illinois statesman than Adlai Stevenson, the former U.S....
Order a Mexican Plate, Add Salsa, Enjoy
Hazel & Betty's at the Bel-Air Bowl1703 North Belt WestBelleville (618) 233-0397 *On the Menu: Mexican specialties, including tacos, enchiladas, tostadas, burritos, tamales, nachos, Spanish rice and refried beans. Homemade salsas - a choice of hot or...
Out-of-Sync Giants Get That Sinking Sensation
The Rams were bad. The Giants were worse. In this case, a lot worse.In a 13-3 sleeper Sunday afternoon that brought St. Louis out of its hole and evened the team's record at 2-2, the New York offense looked confused, constantly out of sync and sloppy....
Oven-Roasted Medley Makes Pasta Sauce
ONE OF MY favorite toppings for pasta is an oven-roasted medley of eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper, onion and garlic. Oven-roasting intensifies the flavor of the vegetables, producing a sauce that is full of character and great taste.In the following...
People
Coming today, a television talk show's dream: sex, sports and celebrity all wrapped up in one package.The reluctant star is NBC sportscaster MARV ALBERT, whose trial on forcible sodomy and assault charges gets under way in Arlington, Va.About two dozen...
Peter, Paul and Mary Prove All the Flowers Aren't Gone
Since their halcyon days of the early 1960s, Peter, Paul and Mary have enjoyed continuous success through the years. Once called the Kingston Trio with sex appeal, this folk trio of sixty-somethings performed Saturday night at the Fox Theater before...
Plans Revealed to Expand 2 Marinas
The Lake Saint Louis Community Association has unveiled plans for a $1.6 million project to expand and modernize the association's two marinas on its largest recreational lake, 550-acre Lake Saint Louis.The improvements are part of a master plan that...
Postal Officials Say Improvements Will Yield Top-of-the-Line Facility
St. Charles postal officials say the public is going to love the new, improved postal facility at 112 South Fifth Street, once the renovations are complete."We want to have everything completed just before Thanksgiving," St. Charles Postmaster Vitilas...
Questions Face Ambush as They Open Camp
Two questions face the Ambush when they open training camp Monday at Dellwood Indoor Soccer Arena: Is player/coach Daryl Doran healthy, and will the defense be improved?Doran had knee surgery last spring after suffering a knee injury in the Midwest Division...
Radke Goes 10 Innings for 20th Win
Brad Radke got his 20th win Sunday as Paul Molitor's RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 2-1 win over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.Radke (20-9) pitched a complete game and became the first Twins pitcher to win 20...
Renovation Brings Elegance Back to Tattered Landmark Civil Courts Building Regaining Style
The landmark Civil Courts building downtown is in the midst of a $40 million renovation meant to wipe out decades of neglect. The lack of attention resulted in a miserable place for St. Louis judges, jurors, lawyers and clerks to do their work.Packed...
Republicans Pressure Reno to Act They Want Independent Counsel
Republicans in Congress turned up the volume Sunday on their demands that Attorney General Janet Reno appoint an independent counsel to look into White House fund-raising activities.Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., called on Reno to resign. Other GOP law...
Revived Solidarity Takes Elections for Parliament Governing Communists Trail in Exit Polls
Leaders of a reborn Solidarity claimed a surprise victory over the governing ex-communists in parliamentary elections Sunday and said they would try to form a new coalition government.In one of the most dramatic political recoveries in the former Soviet...
Ritter Likely to Get OK for Apartments County Approval near, before Site Is Annexed
St. Louis County officials appear poised to grant Cardinal Ritter Institute permission to add 60 self-care apartments to its retirement complex before the site is annexed to Florissant on Oct. 1.The apartments would be on the west side of Bluff Park...
Riverport Casinos Beating St. Charles, Alton Boats
Station Casino St. Charles and the Alton Belle continue to feel the pressure from Riverport Casino Center. August results show that Casino St. Charles' gambling revenue was off 30 percent from August 1996. The Belle's was off 22 percent.Harrah's Entertainment...
Safety Starts off His Season on Wright Foot
Toby Wright didn't appreciate the bomb dropped on him before the Rams-Broncos game last week in Denver.He was dressing, and fully intending to play, something he hadn't done since late July when the Rams scrimmaged the Indianapolis Colts in Champaign,...
Sampras at His Best Too Much for Rafter in Davis Cup Semis
Playing for his country and with a chance to humble the U.S. Open champion, Pete Sampras was at his impeccable best.He did more than just put away volleys. He was up in the air - way up - spiking shots into his opponent's court. And Patrick Rafter and...
Sam's Tale, So Far
METRO TRAP," Douglas Dowd's weekly illustrated serial, began in the Post-Dispatch on June 7. His Sam the Dog character, mothballed since 1983 like an old college sweater, is the centerpiece. Here's a review of who's who and what's happened so far.(Don't...
Sam the Dog Has His Say Art Professor D.B. Dowd Has Unleashed His Bewildering Brand of Satire in `Metro Trap'
DESPITE STORIES that he lives in a hollowed-out bridge footing on the river's edge, "Sam the Dog" really resides on the third floor of the old Leather Trades Building, 1602 Locust Street. It's a lurching ride up in a vintage Otis elevator operated by...
Schilling, Sandberg Share Special Day
Curt Schilling increased his strikeout total to 313, tying the National League record for righthanders and setting the Phillies' overall mark, but the Chicago Cubs went on to an 11-3 victory Sunday over visiting Philadelphia.Ryne Sandberg, playing his...
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