St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 21, 1996

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121 Lose Jobs in Cutbacks at E&j Wheelchair Maker Enticed Here by State Aid in "92
Everest & Jennings International Ltd., the troubled wheelchair maker in Earth City, plans to shut down most of its plant here and fire 121 of its remaining 169 factory workers.The company will build most of its wheelchairs in Mexico, Canada and Indonesia,...
1 Pet Cougar Is Collared; Another Is Still on Loose
One of the runaway cougars that have turned part of Jefferson County into big cat country was captured Thursday, but searchers are still looking for his pal.Magnum remained at large, and officials hoped the warm weather hasn't dulled his appetite for...
2 Twa Executives Quit in Conflict News Depresses Stock
Citing a conflict among top managers, Trans World Airlines Inc. said Thursday that its chief financial and marketing executives have left the airline.Both Robert Peiser, the chief financial officer, and Mark Coleman, the senior vice president for marketing,...
A Message from Zion Local H Does Punk Rock Right
MAGNAPOP/LOCAL HGalaxy, Tuesday, June 18By MOST of the 100 or so pop fans who came to see Magnapop perform Tuesday night at the Galaxy got an added bonus in Local H, a Zion, Ill., band that stole the show.Local H opened with a pure blur of a song (the...
Anderson's 25th Hr Lifts Orioles
Brady Anderson moved into a tie for the major-league lead with his 25th home run, and David Wells earned his first win in a month as the Baltimore Orioles beat the visiting Texas Rangers 3-2 Thursday.Rafael Palmeiro also homered for the Orioles, who...
Area Pro Update
STAMPEDEJUST THE FACTS: Beat the San Jose SaberCats 58-34 Friday in San Jose.STAR GAZING: Stampede quarterback John Kaleo completed 25 of 35 passes for 250 yards and threw for six touchdowns. RECORD: 5-2, tied for first place in the Central Division.HOME...
Around the Tracks
A look at this week's top auto races:WINSTON CUPMiller 400Site: Michigan International Speedway, 2-mile banked speedway, Brooklyn, Mich.Date: Sunday.TV: CBS, noon.Qualifying: Today-Saturday.Defending champion: Bobby Labonte.Last week: Jeff Gordon won...
Arson Hits Church in Northwest Investigators Decline to Speculate on Motive
An arson fire destroyed the sanctuary of a black church early Thursday, the first such fire in the Northwest since national attention focused on a wave of burnings across the South.Federal and local investigators refused to speculate on whether the 3...
A Tip for Draft Watchers: Bring Binoculars
So, you have tickets to the National Hockey League entry draft Saturday at Kiel Center.And you're not quite sure exactly what you'll be watching and how to watch it. Here are some tips:You should secure a pair of binoculars, preferably the high-powered...
Blue Cross to Sell Most Rightchoice Stock
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri announced plans Thursday to sell 70 percent of its stock in its for-profit subsidiary, RightChoice Managed Care Inc., over the next 20 years.Company officials said the sale will raise money for the insurer's charities...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS COUNTYWestfall Appoints Head Of Health Department Dr. Paula Livingston-Thomas, eastern Missouri administrator for the state Health Department, has been appointed St. Louis County health director by County Executive George R. "Buzz"...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS COUNTY Westfall Appoints Head Of Health Department Dr. Paula Livingston-Thomas, eastern Missouri administrator for the state Health Department, has been appointed St. Louis County health director by County Executive George R. "Buzz"...
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA Three Strikes Law Strikes OutCalifornia's highest court ruled Thursday that the state's "three strikes" law is not mandatory, saying judges are not required to send a repeat offender away for 25 years to life if they think the sentence...
Brilliant Corners Puts a Premiun on Originality
BRILLIANT CORNERSWhitaker Jazz Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden, Wednesday, June 19THE Missouri Botanical Garden hosted the third concert in the Whitaker Jazz Festival Wednesday evening, featuring the quartet Brilliant Corners.The festival events...
Bulls Give Jackson Large Raise, 1-Year Pact
Phil Jackson is staying right where he is.The Chicago Bulls coach signed a one-year contract with the team, a source said Thursday.Financial terms were not disclosed. Broadcast reports earlier in the day said the contract was for $2 million to $2.5 million."It's...
Certificate of Need Isn't Needed
One message came through clearly from the great health-care debate in 1994. The public wants the free-enterprise system to be allowed to work. This was not lost on Missouri's legislators or hospitals. Missouri hospitals support two principles - health...
Channel 5 Gets Revenue Pre-Empting NBC News
WHERE was the NBC network news last Saturday at 5:30 p.m., after the telecast of the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament?Some viewers wondered that when they tuned in Channel 5 and found back-to-back local newscasts.The first 30 minutes couldn't...
Church Fires Suggest Amorphous Racism That Must Not Be Ignored
Hamil R. Harris is my colleague and he is black. Both are relevant. He demanded of me the other day why I had not written a column about the burning of black churches. I replied, What's to write? The burnings are wrong. They're horrible. But they're...
Church Notes
Church PicnicCarnival rides, a street dance and games for children and adults will be featured at a picnic from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Sunday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7701 Highway N, O'Fallon. All-you-can-eat...
City Officials Say Convention Center Decision Due Soon
St. Charles officials say they will decide next week whether to formally re-submit the city's application to the County Convention and Sports Authority to build a convention center and hotel within the city.The members of the County Convention and Sports...
Clinton Aide Helped Bankers in Scheme, Prosecutor Says
Bruce Lindsey played a key role in a scheme by two Arkansas bankers to evade federal law, a prosecutor alleged Thursday in his opening arguments in a new Whitewater trial.The Arkansas bankers, Herby Branscum Jr. and Robert M. Hill, are on trial on charges...
Clues from Arizona on Clinton's Fate
You can measure the distance Bob Dole has to come between now and November by this fact: He has not yet nailed down Arizona, a state that last voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in 1948.Dole's shaky position here says a lot about the state...
Comeback Family's Misfortunes Toughen Resolve
The Charles Schramm family of Portage des Sioux has had more than its share of adversity. In 1973, Charles Schramm was crushed in a work-related accident and disabled.In 1993, the family home was flooded and everything was lost. In November 1995, the...
Communities Are Renovating Old Buildings for New Uses
SOME OLD CITY SCHOOLS that appeared headed for oblivion have been saved. And in other cases, the battle goes on.Fremont School, 2840 Wisconsin Avenue, was closed in 1980 and stood vacant for 12 years before the Benton Park Neighborhood Association and...
Computer Stocks Drubbed; Market Mixed
Stocks were mixed Thursday as computer stocks retreated on concern that second-quarter earnings will fall short of expectations. Gains in Coca-Cola Co. and drug companies tempered the decline.Analysts pared earnings estimates for Hewlett-Packard Co....
Condemned Man Gets Extra Life Sentence
Moments before he was sentenced Thursday for murdering Elizabeth DeCaro four years ago in her St. Charles home, Daniel Basile was offered a chance to make a statement. Basile declined, saying it wouldn't make any difference.He was right.Senior U.S. District...
Convention Hotel Good for Tourism
Playing host to the 35,000-delegate National Baptist Convention USA Inc. is no easy task for any city. By all accounts, St. Louis' hospitality industry is doing a reasonable job in accommodating the conventioneers, though some had to find hotel rooms...
Council Votes to Legalize Sparklers
For the first time since 1969, sparklers probably will be legal in parts of St. Louis County this Fourth of July.The County Council on Thursday voted unanimously to again allow sparklers to be used, possessed and sold in unincorporated areas.The measure...
Disney Lights Up Subtext of Dark Hugo Novel
"THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME"Rating: G. Running time: 1:35.AS Disney animators shed some light on the subterranean landscape of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," they turn Quasimodo into a cutely misshapen bell-ringer and Esmeralda into a...
Dog Owners Need Help in Fencing in Yard
Dear Percy Ross: About a year ago, when we moved into our home, we received a Rottweiler dog as a housewarming gift. We weren't prepared for the upbringing of such a large dog. By this, I mean our house isn't completely fenced in. What I'm asking for...
Doing Business: Locals Push Use Tax on Next Ballot
If you shop catalogs for clothing and gifts, local use-tax proposals on the Aug. 6 ballot should not affect you. But if you own a business that needs to buy equipment you can't find in the state, the proposals could have a major impact on your tax bills.A...
Douglas Is Back, Carrying Baggage
At its best, boxing is a magnificent display of courage, power and skill that can turn a hapless nobody into an inspirational champion, giving hope to life's underdogs everywhere.At its worst, it is a collection of charlatans, working a quick-buck s...
Do You Need a Financial Planner? Here's 1 Way to Tell
You've decided to make some investments through mutual funds. What next? Should you do it yourself or use a professional financial adviser to walk you through the maze?Many people need the services of a financial planner at some point in life, to sort...
Early Gop-Labor Skirmishes Indicate Tough Fall Election Campaign
Even in a town where politics is the sport of choice and things turn rough and personal in a hurry, what's happening these days is unusual.The labor movement and Republican congressional forces in Washington are going at each other in a vituperative...
End's the Beginning in Book `Life Project'
Religious educator Barbara Blackburn teaches her students that death is a natural part of life. For Blackburn death is a topic whose time has come, especially for the young.Blackburn's elementary religious education program "The Life Project: Forming...
Espn2 to Get Draft Help from Canadian Television
The National Hockey League draft, once a forgotten sister in the family of televised sports player selection lotteries, has its annual coming out party Saturday at Kiel Center.And the Americans look north for direction in the telecast of the draft, the...
Eyes to Eye Scientific Team Gets 1st Peek Inside Layers of Tornadoes
Real-life tornado researchers, risking life and limb to stalk the powerful storms, have used a sophisticated mobile radar system to chart for the first time the anatomy of a tornado.The University of Oklahoma scientists moved within 1.8 miles of the...
FAA Limits Valujet Fleet to 15 Jets If Airline Returns
If ValuJet manages to return to the skies, it will do so at first with just 15 planes, less than one-third the fleet it was using when Flight 592 plunged into the Everglades last month.The consent order shutting down the airline set that limit for a...
Fill-Ins Worked on Jet That Crashed Machinists Started Repairs before Strike
The F/A-18C Hornet fighter plane that crashed Wednesday, killing a test pilot, had undergone major repairs by white-collar workers at McDonnell Douglas Corp., sources familiar with the plane said Thursday.The white-collar workers were taking the place...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Up just slightly. Three units are running. Stripers: Good but very spotty as they chase shad at the surface. Bass: Fair on the flats in the south end. Plastic worms and grubs seem to be best. Bluegill: Fair from the levee. Catfish: Fair...
Flag Flap: Georgia's Symbol of Confederacy Stirs Controversy
Two years after the watershed 1954 case of Brown vs. The Board of Education pried open the door for desegregation, the Georgia state legislature had the state flag amended to include the stars and bars of the Confederacy."An act of treason," James Coleman...
Fly-Rite Boys Turn Hi-Pointe into Honky-Tonk
BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYSHi-Pointe Cafe, Friday, June 14WATCHING Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys set up their instruments before their show last Friday at the Hi-Pointe was a good indicator of the reverence they feel for their music.Bobby Trimble arranged...
Forgive the Poorest of the Poor
If the International Monetary Fund and the United States can bail out Mexico - which they did - they can certainly help those struggling under a debt burden so great they will never get out from under it. Most of the countries in need are in Africa...
Gephardt Knew of Inquiry Campaign Considers Incident 'Regrettable'
The week that President Bill Clinton came to town last month to raise money for Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, the congressman got some bad news:His campaign was the target of a federal investigation.Political Director Joyce Aboussie said Thursday that she...
Gomric among Public Links Survivors
Consistency was in short supply Thursday at Spencer T. Olin Community Golf Course, where the 20th U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links championships played its second round of qualifying.Jill Gomric of Belleville is one of 32 golfers who have made the cut...
Greenspan Confirmed as Chairman of Fed St. Louis Economic Forecaster Named to Board
The Senate handily confirmed Alan Greenspan on Thursday to a third term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, dismissing the pleas of critics who had delayed action for almost four months.The 91-7 vote for Greenspan was soon followed by separate...
HAMPSON A LITTLE NERVOUS PLAYING WITH A NO. 1 Series: 1996 NHL ENTRY DRAFT, ST. LOUIS
One in a series of stories leading up to the NHL entry draft Saturday at Kiel Center.Mike Keenan has noticed that Ted Hampson has been more nervous than usual with the National Hockey League entry draft approaching.But that's understandable."He hasn't...
Her Hubby's Overly Helpful to Another Woman
Dear Ann Landers: I've begun to suspect that my husband is seeing my friend "Irene." When I got up the courage to ask her what was going on with "Joe," she said, "It's nothing sexual."I found out that Joe lent her money when she first moved here. He...
If Man, 78, Got Angry Enough to Shoot. . . . . .County Police Wonder about Other Drivers, Too
The story gave St. Louis County police Detective Dave Knieb a case of the highway jitters: A 78-year-old Affton man was charged Thursday with taking a shot at a motorist who may have cut him off.The man, Charles L. Boss, of Heather Drive, was held on...
It's about Time for All Coaches to Get Their Due
It was all so unseemly. In the midst of leading Chicago to another National Basketball Association title, Bulls coach Phil Jackson suggested he might spend next season wintering on his Montana ranch.Why? Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf didn't want to pay...
Judging the New Yorker by Its Cover
THE Easter Bunny nailed to a cross by the IRS. A Hasidic Jew passionately kissing a black woman. A beaming, pregnant June bride. The latest, two male sailors madly embracing in Times Square, a play on the Alfred Eisenstadt photo of the sailor and nurse...
Land Rush Family's Auction Opens Door to Dreams of Country Living
In the rolling, wooded countryside about an hour's drive southwest of St. Louis, Richard and Daniel Stegmann are selling pieces of a dream.Pieces of their dream, actually. The 6,000 acres they will auction off Saturday morning in about 80 separate parcels...
Lewis Qualifies for 5th Time; Johnson Has Best 400 in U.S
He's plopped himself on the World Wide Web (www.michaeljohnson.com), he's quilling a column in USA Today and he's on the cover of this week's Time magazine. Michael Johnson also has real status, as conferred by Carl Lewis saying he's "boring" and "doesn't...
Life for Nhl Agents Improves, but Whims of Players Still Rule
A decade ago, $500,000 was near the top in National Hockey League salaries, and payrolls were slotted carefully. Veterans scuffled for $10,000 or $15,000 annual raises, and free agency scarcely existed.Agents had little leverage - beyond holding their...
Magic in Europe Michael Johnson Turning out to Be Only Best Track Man in America
In Europe, where track is chic and exalted, Michael Johnson is known as "Magic" Johnson. This is where he makes most of his annual $1 million-plus in prize money, appearances and endorsements. This is where he is fawned over, almost stalked."One man...
Many Vacant Schools Too Expensive to Repair Public System Not Ready for Possible Return of City Students
IF ST. LOUIS' desegregation program is phased out and more than 13,000 students return to the city, where will they go?Many of the vacant city public schools are so deteriorated that they would be extremely expensive to renovate.The district has 26 closed...
Mariners Win Game, Lose Griffey with Broken Hand
Erik Hanson threw seven strong innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Mariners 9-2 Wednesday night in Seattle. Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. suffered a broken small bone in his right hand.Griffey, who will miss at least two weeks, broke the...
Mar's Back on Track after Hot Rod Events
Mid-America Raceway in Wentzville played host to a pair of National Hot Rod Association events last weekend.The Meeks and Parks Super Quick Series was held Saturday with the Western Auto/Castrol GTX Celebrity Dream Series on Sunday afternoon."We had...
M.J. Michael Johnson (Not Jordan) Blows Away Field Early in 400 Final
The skies started to brighten, the threatening storm clouds passed in the distance, and Michael Johnson showed on a muggy evening in Olympic Stadium that there is no sunset for him on any horizon on this planet as he simply gets more awesome with age....
Mo. Amateur Scores May Climb with Temperature
The first round of the 89th Missouri Amateur Championship on Thursday at Hickory Hills Country Club is expected to be an unreliable indication of what will take place in the final five rounds.As the temperature soars throughout the weekend, scores are...
More a Fizzler Than a Sizzler Where's Tupac When You Need Him?
SUMMER SIZZLER '96Kiel Center, Friday, June 14NEW YORK rapper the Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, came to town to headline the Summer Sizzler, along with major hip-hop acts Luther "Luke" Campbell, Busta Rhymes and Patra. But this concert seemed...
More Than Bungling in FBI Files Case
Late in 1992, news surfaced that members of the Bush administration had attempted to comb State Department files in search of a letter young Bill Clinton wrote renouncing his citizenship while a student at Oxford. (No letter was found.)Washington erupted...
Morning Briefing
Westinghouse Buys Infinity BroadcastingWestinghouse Electric Corp. said Thursday it will buy Infinity Broadcasting Corp. for $3.9 billion in stock plus $1 billion in assumed debt, furthering the transformation of the power-plant maker into a media-only...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Word has reached Eye Openers headquarters that our old pal DAVE "Snacks" LaPOINT is tossing around the cowhide again. Snacks, who enjoyed a good cheeseburger at least as much as a sharp-breaking curveball, is managing the Adirondack Lumberjacks, an independent...
Murder Toll in State Falls by 22 Percent
MISSOURI'S SMALLER CITIES and rural areas followed the example set by its two largest cities in 1995 by showing a sharp drop in the number of murders.The number of murders statewide for 1995 dropped 22 percent, or to 468 murders and manslaughters in...
New Airport on Schedule, Officials Say Work at Mid-America Called `History in the Making'
St. Clair County officials in all-terrain vehicles took a close look Thursday at progress on the Mid-America Airport, under construction next to Scott Air Force Base."We're seeing a little history in the making here today," said Richard Sauget, chairman...
Norman Conquest: Blake Captures Focal Point Audience
NORMAN BLAKEFocal Point, Monday, June 17NORMAN BLAKE was talking about his concert at Focal Point selling out on a Monday night. "I don't know if I'd go out to see the Lord himself juggling on a Monday night," he said as he made himself comfortable on...
People
Movie producer Julia Phillips says Hollywood wants only pliable women. She tells the New York Post:"Look at the women of the last generation. BARBRA STREISAND is routinely treated badly by the press. JANE FONDA left the business. MERYL STREEP is workshopping...
Pivotal Time for Mideast Peace
While Arab nations convene a two-day summit meeting in Cairo this weekend, seeking unity in their continuing struggle against Israel, new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is having his own problems with unity after a divisive election. With...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis area or that involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSUnion: One person was killed Thursday and three people seriously injured in a three-car accident...
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:ACCIDENTSUnion: One person was killed Thursday and three people seriously injured...
Prisoner Housing First of Tax Issues on City-County July Meeting Agenda
In an effort to resolve the question of whether city residents get adequate services from St. Charles County, members of the St. Charles County Municipal League will meet with county officials next month to discuss planning and zoning and the housing...
`Race' to Chug into 1904 Here Transcontinental Vintage Cars on Main Sunday
As one of 13 host cities for The Corel Great Race, St. Charles will welcome the vintage automobiles this weekend in grand style - in 1904 style.The cars left Tacoma, Wash., on June 16. The route goes through Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South...
Radio Report of Crash Stirs Painful Memories for Pilot's Widow
Patricia Halterman, 48, of Chesterfield, heard about the plane crash on her car radio Wednesday afternoon.Her breath stopped for several seconds. Her stomach dropped. Her mind zipped to June 1, the day her husband of 31 years died in a plane collisi...
Reform Party Schedules Convention
Ross Perot's Reform Party will divide its first national convention into two August sessions - a week and a continent apart - to give party members time to mail in their votes for a presidential nominee.Part One will be in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug....
R. Hal Dean Fighting Sale of Vacant School
A REAL ESTATE: The Special School District's plan to sell a surplus school building - the old Litzsinger School on Litzsinger Road at Lindbergh Boulevard - is facing the outspoken and determined opposition of its next-door Ladue neighbor, yesteryear...
Robert C. Tibbs; Official with Gas Workers Union
Robert C. Tibbs, a former Gas Workers Union official known for his funny and outrageous behavior, died Wednesday (June 19, 1996) at St. Louis University Hospital from leukemia. He was 69 and lived in Glasgow Village.Mr. Tibbs took over Local 5-6 of the...
Roster"s 16 Ready to Go for Elsberry `All Good Ballplayers' Eager to Start, Play
Joe Briscoe, the manager of the Elsberry American Legion team, has a problem. But it's a problem he'll gladly accept."I have 16 guys on the roster and all 16 are good ballplayers, guys who are used to starting and playing a lot for their high school...
Safety, Transportation Top `Town Hall' Issues
An annual town hall meeting in St. Charles County brought forth questions and comments on safety in schools, transportation issues and a round of other area-related issues.About 60 residents attended the fifth-annual gathering one week ago at the Sts....
Sailor's Absence Makes Her Heart Grow Suspicious
Dear Abby: I am a sailor in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Sasebo, Japan. After serving 11 years of active duty and visiting several different countries as a single sailor, I finally tied the knot with a beautiful Filipino woman I met in Manila. She had...
Saying Goodbye to an Old Family Friend
WHEN my friend John settled into his 14-year-old VW Rabbit awhile back and pulled the door shut, the handle came off in his hand."I'd like to believe it was due to my daily push-ups, but I don't think so," he told me last week. That same day, the rearview...
Schieni Girls League Takes to Court at Club
As it enters its 15th season, the Larry Schieni Memorial High School Girls Basketball League at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County is alive and well.The league was started in 1982 by Schieni, a teacher and coach at St. Charles High. The first...
Schnucks' Expansion Hits Roadblock in South Plan to Buy Chain in Memphis Area Put on Hold
Schnuck Markets Inc. wants to buy a chain of 10 supermarkets in the Memphis metropolitan area, adding two more states to the four where it operates now.If only it were that simple.A federal judge has been called in to mediate a dispute over the sale...
School's out; Now Start Packing
School is out and the move is on.Americans typically wait until the end of their children's school year before beginning their migration to new residences across the country or across town.More than 16 million American households will change homes in...
Secret Service Puzzled over Request for FBI Files
The Secret Service said Thursday that it keeps its lists of passholders up-to-date and that it has no idea why the White House obtained at least 407 FBI background files from the Reagan-Bush era.Meanwhile, Attorney General Janet Reno moved to turn over...
Shanahan-Shopping Could Be Nhl Draft Sideshow
Mike Keenan and the Blues just can't escape the shadow of left winger Brendan Shanahan.Traded by the Blues to Hartford for defenseman Chris Pronger last summer, Shanahan just might grab the spotlight this weekend at the party the Blues are throwing -...
Shuttle Crew Going under Microscope
Bring on the needles and probes, the isotopes and electrodes.The seven astronauts aboard shuttle Columbia blasted safely into orbit on Thursday, generally the most dangerous and unpleasant phase of any space mission.But now, they face new challenges...
Sidetracked: Baptist Youths Go Courting
Ogling. Flirting. Courting.Some youngsters are doing exactly that - even though they're delegates to the National Baptist Convention's Congress of Christian Education.Even Baptists can get sidetracked by their hormones, said Gladys Johnson, Youth Director...
Simmering Summer Start of Season Hot, Humid, `Unhealthful'
Heat, humidity and high ozone levels. Summer has arrived with a vengeance.The temperature is expected to reach 94 today and to hit 95 on Saturday. The normal high for the first day of summer is 86, said Ann Gagen of WeatherData Inc., the Post-Dispatch's...
Six Teams Set in New League's Second Summer
The first year of high school volleyball at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County last summer was a huge success. And the second year figures to be even better."The response this year has been great," said Steve Bruemmer, athletics director at...
Smoltz Smites Padres for 14th Win in a Row
John Smoltz retired the first 19 batters and finished with a two-hitter for his franchise-record 14th consecutive victory, 5-1 over San Diego on Wednesday in Atlanta.With one out in the seventh, Chris Gomez doubled down the third-base line, spoiling...
Some Neighbors Feared a Plane Would Crash They Admire Pilot for Avoiding Homes
It was bound to happen, said the residents of Wayside Estates.On Wednesday it did.A fighter jet - one of many planes soaring just above their homes on the way into or out of St. Louis Regional Airport at Bethalto - crashed in flames."I feared this. I...
Son Says Test-Pilot Father Died like a Hero, Stressing Safety
Jim Crutchfield says he saw not only his test-pilot father's death, but also what he believes was a final heroic act in which he steered a falling F/A-18C Hornet Navy jet away from a house.Nobody on the ground in Bethalto was injured when the jet flopped...
Sports Shorts
Nine St. Louis area athletes have announced plans to attend Washington University and play football for the Bears, according to coach Larry Kindbom.Topping the list of recruits are Post-Dispatch All-Metro honorees Tim Runnalls, a lineman from DeSmet;...
St. Charles Rips D. Boone in Legion Play
The St. Charles American Legion baseball team made short work of visiting Daniel Boone Tuesday at Blanchette Park.St. Charles won 20-2 in a game limited to seven innings by the 10-run rule."It was just one of those nights, I guess," said St. Charles...
Steinbruegge, Bredow Set to Play for Washington U
Steve Steinbruegge of Francis Howell North and Austin Bredow of Lutheran High of St. Charles County are among the nine St. Louis area athletes who've announced their intention to attend Washington University and play football there.Washington University...
Stottlemyre Confuses His Role, Blasted 8-3 by Expos
Todd Stottlemyre was a better hitter than a pitcher Thursday night, which isn't quite the way it's supposed to work.The Cardinals' righthander, whose entire career had been spent in the American League until this season, got a hit, drew a walk and stole...
Super Summer Fun with Schwarzenegger
"ERASER"Rating: R, violence. Running time: 1:50.ARNOLD Schwarzenegger movies are among those things we've come to count on to juice up our summer. Sure, the action hero will throw audiences an ill-conceived curve every once in a while, something dreadful...
Support Groups
TodayAlcoholics Anonymous, noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Stepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 West Pitman Street, O'Fallon.Positive...
Supreme Court Favors Nfl, Not Players, in Antitrust Decision
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal labor laws shielded professional sports team owners from antitrust lawsuits by players when their contract expired and negotiations collapsed.The court, by an 8-1 vote, made it more difficult for professional...
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