St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 4, 1996

2–M M–Y
2 Democrats Battle Bekki Cook
Three Democrats, including incumbent Rebecca McDowell "Bekki" Cook, are seeking nomination from their party for the office of Missouri secretary of state.Republican John Hancock is unopposed for his party's nomination, as is Libertarian candidate LaDonna...
35% of Missouri's Voters Expected to Cast Ballots
Missouri Secretary of State Rebecca McDowell "Bekki" Cook is estimating that 1.12 million, or 35 percent, of a record 3.2 million registered voters will turn out to vote in Tuesday's primary election.Jim Grebing, spokesman for Cook, said local races...
ABC Puts on Happy Face for Fall
LAST year at this time, ABC was hanging desperately onto first place in the Nielsen ratings.Now, after a year of turmoil, it has slipped to No. 2, with speculation that it could even fall to third - after much-scorned CBS - by January.But ABC is owned...
Acid-Etched Designs Beautify Glass Pieces
HAVE YOU EVER wondered how decorations are added to glass?Frederick Carder, the famous artist at the Steuben Glass Works, established an etching room about 1906. He had worked at Stevens & Williams in England.To make cameo glass, Carder sandwiched together...
After the Crash of Flight 800, Trauma Team Battles Despair
The loss of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island ended the lives of 230 people and fueled a national debate about airline safety and security.It also sparked what experts call the biggest and most sustained effort to help families cope in the history of U.S....
Agassi Wins Gold, Says It's Better Than Grand Slam Victory
Andre Agassi did not experience the Olympics like most.He did not walk in the opening ceremonies. He probably will not walk in the closing ceremonies. He did not attend any other sports, he did not mingle with any other athletes, he spent most of his...
Ah, Illinois
Most Missourians are mysteriously disconnected from Illinois. They know it's the Land of Lincoln, and they know Chicago-the-toddlin'-town. They scoot over to gamble or to get their teeth capped. But that level of spotty knowing really amounts to not-knowing.Why...
Aikman, of All People, Not Too Worried about Cowboys
In a training camp where so much has gone wrong, why is Troy Aikman THIS relaxed, THIS mellow?Aikman has forever been the Cowboys' designated worry wart. He's the team's blinking yellow light in a school zone. On his way to quarterbacking three world...
Alderman, Appointee Battle for Control of St. Louis City Comptroller's Office
A newcomer to the political arena will face off against a 13-year veteran in the St. Louis comptroller's race Tuesday.Both candidates are Democrats.Darlene Green, who was appointed in October to replace Virvus Jones, hopes to win the race for the comptroller's...
Ali Given Replacement Medal at Halftime of Basketball Game
In the 1960 Rome Olympics, Muhammad Ali won a gold medal in boxing.What happened next isn't clear.According to legend, the young Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) was angered after being refused service at a restaurant. Disgusted, he tossed the medal...
A `Loogie' Launched, Lives Saved
SOME people - and when I say "some people," I mean "women" - complain that guys spit too much. A guy will be in a public place such as a city street or baseball game or wedding reception, and he'll suddenly rear back and launch what the medical profession...
Al Sharpton Urges Support for Black Slate
The Rev. Al Sharpton, an activist and minister from New York, is in St. Louis this weekend to encourage African-American voters to select a black slate in Tuesday's election and to promote plans for protest marches at the Democratic and Republican national...
Amateur Photographer Bolts toward Lightning
In the worst thunderstorms, you can find Larry Strong and his camera in the fields of Webster County.He watches the sky, listening to weather forecasts, waiting for the perfect opportunity to capture on film the lightning bolts that appear in an instant...
Ancient Wood Dating Method Could Rewrite History
Scientists say they have found a way to precisely date ancient wood from the eastern Mediterranean, a technique that could rewrite the history of the Greeks, the Egyptians and other civilizations.Among other things, the work - a 1,503-year guide to tree-ring...
And Now, the Truth about Happy Families
WHO DECIDED THAT it is now polite to take it for granted that adult children and their parents dislike and bore one another?Miss Manners has observed that whenever the subject comes up of parents and their grown children being thrown together for short...
Ann Landers
Dear Ann Landers: I'm writing about the reader who signed herself "Trying to Stay Straight But Losing the Battle." She was a married woman who had decided she was a lesbian.Four years ago, when I was 43 and married to a wonderful husband and the father...
Another Early Exit for Benes Cardinals Lose 5-4, Fall from First Place
After he had been dusted by the fourth inning of his last start, Cardinals rookie Alan Benes talked of the need to pitch more aggressively. Perhaps Benes should have tied a string around his finger.Somewhere in the midst of four walks in the first three...
Area's First Jewish Film Festival Coming in September
ST. LOUIS' first Jewish Film Festival has been scheduled for Sept. 8-12 at the Kirkwood Cinema.Eleven foreign and domestic films that look at universal themes from a Jewish perspective will be featured. Some of them will be introduced by filmmakers or...
Are Psls the Answer? Not for Carolina, Oakland
They were supposed the wave of the future. PSLs, or permanent seat licenses, were designed to get fans - instead of taxpayers - to pay for construction and renovation of stadiums.Four franchises in the last two seasons moved to new stadiums built, r...
Around the Venues
Cuban Women Spike Trash Talk, Win GoldShowing its skill, not its trash-talking, Cuba became the second country to win consecutive Olympic women's volleyball gold medals when it beat China in four sets.Led by incomparable hitter Mireya Luis and blockers...
Arthurian Quest in Search of the Remnants of Camelot
IT WAS A TIME of honor, chivalry, justice and courage. It was 1,500 years ago, yet still its time is recalled with wistful fondness.In an era of violence and hatred, when we need them most, the virtues of England's King Arthur, his knights of the Round...
At the Movies
NEWChain Reaction (PG-13; 1:47): Keanu Reeves is pursued by feds and thugs after a secret lab looking for a cheap energy source blows up. Morgan Freeman is his boss, but is he his friend? Average summer action flick. (Harper Barnes) BELLEVILLE QUAD,...
Badminton, Fastest Racket Sport, Grows in Popularity
This wasn't your Aunt Betty's backyard badminton social.And that wasn't a birdie being swatted back and forth Thursday at the sold-out Georgia State Sports Arena.This was the 1996 Olympics gold medal round in men's and women's singles and mixed doubles...
Banks' Impressive Showing Overshadows Rams' Loss
Let the quarterback controversy begin.Just kidding. . . . But did you get a look at the Rams' Tony Banks on Saturday night against Pittsburgh?The rookie from Michigan State completed 12 of 15 passes for 118 yards. Two of the incompletions actually were...
Bellerive Pro Takes Aim at Lead until Double Bogey Cools Him Off
As happens in golf, Brian Fogt was left to ponder what might have been Saturday at the Nike Gateway Classic. For a brief period, Fogt was threatening to make a serious run at the leaderboard.After finishing the first two days at 2 under par and making...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Cause of Death," Patricia Cornwell2. "The Runaway Jury," John Grisham3. "The Last Don," Mario Puzo4. "The Celestine Prophecy," James Redfield5. "The Tenth Insight,"...
Biography of Melville Is Another Dip in Bumpy Waves of History
MELVILLEA BiographyBy Laurie Robertson-Lorant620 pages, Crown, $40HERMAN MELVILLE'S reputation, like his life, was subjected to violent ups and downs.The young Melville became an instant minor celebrity (insofar as one can use that term for America in...
Bob Costas ... Take Two
Bob Costas rubbed many a critic the wrong way during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, and that criticism was noted here. In the two weeks since then one of two things seems to have happened. Either Costas has elevated his game, or the nation's...
Braves Beat Dodgers, Reliever Martinez in 18
Mike Mordecai and Ryan Klesko hit RBI singles off surprise reliever Ramon Martinez in the 18th inning Saturday, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the Dodgers 5-3 in Los Angeles.In the longest major-league game by innings this season, Los Angeles manager...
Briefs
WORLDMIDDLE EASTSyria, Jordan Discuss Peace ProcessKing Hussein of Jordan and President Hafez al-Assad of Syria met Saturday in Damascus to discuss how - or whether - to initiate peace talks with Israel's new hard-line prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu."Netanyahu's...
Burgeoning School Districts Push for Amendment No. 2 to Increase Bond Capacity
Constitutional Amendment No. 2 would increase the ability of school districts to issue bonds to build schools. It is intended to help quickly growing districts that have reached the limits of their bond capacity.If passed by a simple majority, the amendment...
Camp Tips from Heloise of the Wilderness
THE ADVENTURING world knows Carole Latimer as a sort of Julia Child. Her cookbook, "Wilderness Cuisine," which features such backpackable delights as Havasu watercress salmon and Thai Tom yum soup, made her a star among outdoorsy food lovers.But some...
Candidates Eye 3 County Council Seats
Voters in the three even-numbered St. Louis County Council districts will have a say Tuesday in their parties' nominations for the three council seats to be decided in November.In the 2nd District, three Democrats and two Republicans are competing in...
Cities, Counties to Vote on Fate of Use Taxes
St. Louis County and several other Missouri counties will ask voters Tuesday to approve local use taxes. St. Louis and 55 other municipalities also want authority to levy their versions of the tax.A use tax is a sales tax extended to purchases made in...
Claxton Digs Deep, Drops to 11 under for 2-Shot Lead
For the bottom-line folks, Paul Claxton can put it in the simplest of terms."You've got to go deep," Claxton said. "That's all there is to it."Claxton isn't the captain of a nuclear submarine, cleanup hitter for a slow-pitch softball team or a cleansing...
Clinton Signs Food Bill on Pesticide Residues
President Bill Clinton signed into law on Saturday a bill aimed at guaranteeing families that fruits, vegetables and grain are free of dangerous pesticide residues."American families are owed some basic security," Clinton said in his weekly radio address....
Coalition Took Gift, Then Hid It, Critics Say
The Christian Coalition accepted $60,000 from a businessman who asked that it be used to support President George Bush's 1992 re-election bid. The group's suspended chief financial officer alleges she was asked to disguise the gift on the coalition's...
Community Reinvestment Act: Victory for Smart Regulation
Government regulation, detested villain of the GOP Congress and free-market ideologues, is producing homeownership miracles for millions of low-income African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and immigrants across America.The vehicle of victory is the 20-year...
Congressional Incumbents Face Flurried Opposition Ganging Up on Gephardt; Auditions for Talent Contest
Four Missouri congressmen representing St. Louis-area districts are seeking re-election this year. Three will face challengers in Tuesday's primary election.Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, the south St. Louis County Democrat who has represented the 3rd District...
Congress Revives in Flurry of Bills Legislative Frenzy Changes Mood at Capital
"Productive" and "bipartisan," two words not famously associated with the 104th Congress, are suddenly - and bizarrely - the order of the day.Forget the Contract with America and those nasty showdowns that paralyzed the government for weeks. Forget Democrats...
Conner Has 2-Shot Lead in Seniors
Belleville native Frank Conner, looking for his first victory on the PGA Senior Tour, shot a second successive 65 Saturday for a 2-shot lead over Dave Eichelberger in the VFW Senior Classic in Belton, Mo. He is at 10-under-par 130.Conner, a Senior Tour...
Cooperstown Welcomes Congressman and an Earl
Given a chance to do it all over again, Earl Weaver admits, his career might have been different."If I could play now, I'd play. I wouldn't manage," he said."You play baseball. You work at managing. The stress, it's going to get to you."Still, Weaver...
Crews Find Large Arc from 747 Piece of First-Class Section May Add Clues to Fatal Crash
Salvage teams Saturday recovered a roughly 40- by 60-foot arc of metal from the sunken wreckage of TWA Flight 800.Robert T. Francis, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said the fragment came from the Boeing 747's distinctive hump...
Cuban Duo Is Golden Once Again but Teammate Has Controversial Loss
One possesses the accuracy of an archer, and the other has the rhythm of a salsa dancer. Ariel Hernandez still can move, and Felix Savon still can stick, and together they again showed why they are the class of amateur boxing.Savon and Hernandez, Cuba's...
Cultures Clash, Violence Erupts as Orthodox Jews Assert Power
For the length of her skirt and the cut of her sleeves, Gilah Podeh's tires were slashed.Podeh, a worker at Israel's Ministry of Education, is the latest casualty of the increasingly vitriolic battle for the soul of Jerusalem between ultra-Orthodox Jews...
Democrats Vie for Spot in State Senate Race
Democratic candidates in Missouri's 1st Senatorial District will be the only state Senate candidates in the St. Louis area with opposition in Tuesday's primary.Paul Brother is competing against incumbent Gloria Weber for their party's nomination.State...
Dependents in Saudi Arabia Ordered out Perry Expects More Attacks on U.S. Military
Defense Secretary William Perry said Saturday he expects more terrorist attacks against U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf, and accordingly has ordered about 700 military dependents and their school-age children to leave Saudi Arabia.He said U.S. forces...
Dierdorf Gifted at Gab as He Was at Football
Only a guy as gifted articulately as Dan Dierdorf could make 21 minutes of conversation sound like seven, his theoretical limit, but Double-D did it on the footsteps of a building he saw constructed when he was just 14 - pro football's Hall of Fame in...
Distorted Pentimento? New Book Promotes Revisionist View of Hellman and Hammett
A FEW years ago, working on a piece about the school of hard-boiled detective fiction, I reread Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man" for the first time in 15 years and was shocked. The wise-cracking private eyes Nick and Nora Charles of my memory had been...
Doing More with Less
I COULDN'T figure out what was going on at the St. Louis ArtWorks studios on Washington Avenue the other day. A yellow plastic barricade roped off the entrance to the building, and a young woman was hanging out big square pieces of white cloth on the...
Dole Needs Kemp, Tax Cut
Why can't you all get behind Bob Dole and stop carping?" ask loyal Republicans. The answer is simple: It's hard to get behind someone who doesn't know where he's going.Though he declared most eloquently that he was no creature of the Beltway ("Washington...
Dole Plan Includes Tax Cuts Would Repeal 1993 Hike, Deduct for Social Security
Bob Dole on Saturday tentatively decided on a major tax proposal, one that would repeal the 1993 tax increase and make Social Security taxes deductible from federal income taxes, sources in his presidential campaign said Saturday.But Dole, who was to...
Dole Seeks Unity in Crafting Platform
In January 1993, national leaders of a whipped Republican Party gathered at Union Station in St. Louis to elect a chairman and to begin figuring out what the modern party stands for.This week in San Diego, at platform hearings that precede the Repub...
Dream Is Realized, but So What? U.S. Beats Yugoslavia for Basketball Title
Some vacation.The bomb went off across the street from their hotel. They were evacuated another time after a security guard spotted a suspicious package in the hotel lobby.A player complained about bad room-service meals, giving the American sportswriters...
Dream Realized, but Thrill Is Gone U.S. Beats Yugoslavia for Basketball Title
Some vacation.The bomb went off across the street from their hotel. They were evacuated another time after a security guard spotted a suspicious package in the hotel lobby.Guard Reggie Miller complained about bad room-service meals, giving American sportswriters...
Dream You See Is Dream You Get
Reggie Miller looked as if he didn't understand the question.Having a good time? Of course, he was having a good time. He was a star at the Olympic Games."This is something I'll remember for the rest of my life," Miller said last week. "This is the best....
Eckersley Puzzled by Talk of Henke
Danny Jackson is here. Maybe Tom Henke will be, too. And Dennis Eckersley says he doesn't mind."Why should he mind?" Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "Those guys can complement what Eck does. It's not too accurate to think that Danny Jackson is...
E. St. Louis Calls for Clean Sweep Residents Vow to End Blight by Enforcing Housing Codes
On one corner of Belmont Avenue and 15th Street in East St. Louis, purple phlox grows wild beside the burned-out ruins of what was once a substantial three-story home in one of the city's nicest areas.On the opposite corner, a concrete house foundation...
Fight Terror and Keep Civil Liberties
President Bill Clinton's major proposals for new powers to fight terrorism are useful and pose no threat to civil liberties. Many of these measures are intended only to give government as much power to thwart terrorism as it already has to combat other...
Films Flicker Movies No Longer the Ticket to Menswear Style Trends
THE MENSWEAR industry would like nothing more than a blockbuster movie to ignite a fashion frenzy.Unfortunately, retailers and designers feel there's almost nothing on the horizon to unleash the style impact of, say, a "Saturday Night Fever" (1977),...
Five-Ring Circus
The U.S. women's volleyball team fired their jersey into the stands after winning a dramatic seventh-place game against Germany. What would have happened had they won the gold?For that answer, we turn to goalkeeper Briana Scurry of the gold-medal-winning...
Football Returns to Baltimore, Ravens Style
The final score -- Ravens 17, Eagles 9 -- won't be remembered by too many in the record crowd of 63,804 in Baltimore.It was, after all, just an exhibition game. The real winner was the city of Baltimore, which finally got to play host to a National Football...
Former Orioles Manager Heads Class
Given a chance to do it all over again, Earl Weaver admits, his career might have been different."If I could play now, I'd play. I wouldn't manage," he said."You play baseball. You work at managing. The stress, it's going to get to you."Still, Weaver...
Four-Way Races Set for Jefferson County Commission, Sheriff
Democratic voters in Jefferson County will decide two four-way races Tuesday. The offices of 2nd District commissioner and sheriff each have four candidates vying for the posts.Two Republican and two Libertarian candidates will compete for nomination...
Free Election Night Results Are Just a Phone Call Away
Call POSTline on election night and get results as they come in.Throughout the evening, POSTline will be updating results on statewide and congressional races as well as all the issues and races in the St. Louis area. Those updates will begin with the...
Gannon Doesn't Expect to Win Quarterback Job with Chiefs
Steve Bono has a staunch defender in Rich Gannon - the man who's trying to take his job.Of course, Gannon does not expect to oust Bono from the No. 1 quarterback job this year no matter what Kansas City Chiefs' coach Marty Schottenheimer says about there...
Gordon's Indiana Homecoming Turns into a Downer
The "Boy Wonder" of Winston Cup racing figured to turn 25 Sunday while basking in the glow of another story-book day back home again in Indiana.Jeff Gordon, who grew up in nearby Pittsboro, Ind., won the first Brickyard 400. Last year, he started on...
Habitat for Humanity in Housing Boom Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Building Even More
Habitat for Humanity's 10th year in St. Louis promises to be its busiest.The local chapter of the ecumenical Christian ministry has built 35 houses, rehabbed two others for working-class families and broke ground last month for six more houses in the...
Hawkes Fable of Boy Who Swallows a Frog
THE FROGA novel by John Hawkes187 pages, Viking, $21.95The Lime Twig, Second Skin, and Travesty352 pages, Penguin, $14.95 (paper)JOHN HAWKES' newest fiction is a tale of the impossible, a fable that is likely to leave readers both amused and bemused....
Hayman Cheerleads Summer Finale
Time to go on vacation. The Queeny Pops finished its season this weekend, and the concert Friday night was cut from the same stencil as most previous efforts.The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra members can merely show up and sound just fine. Or great, like...
Hebrew Spirit Is Typical Atypical Rice Hero
SERVANT OF THE BONESA novel by Anne Rice387 pages, Knopf, $26VAMPIRES, witches, mummies, body snatchers - Anne Rice has kept this sort of company for years, and she has kept many of us entertained with her stories of same.Now comes "Servant of the Bones,"...
Henry V: Is He a Hero or a Thief? Questions Abound as Shakespeare Production Doesn't Quite Add Up
Considering the St. Louis Shakespeare Company's recent pattern of productions with oddball twists - "The Taming of the Shrew" set in the Wild West, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in a mental hospital - it was tempting to speculate what they might do with...
Higher Math: College Costs Add Up - Even without Tuition, Housing
Bonnie Laughlin of Florissant earned a full-tuition scholarship to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. Don't call her college education a free ride, though."I've been surprised," Laughlin said of college's added costs, which include everything from renter's...
Home Cooking
The vehicles -- passenger cars, vans, RVs and trucks -- began to arrive about 9:30 a.m. in the tiny town of Kimmswick, Mo., five square blocks in size.Would-be customers milled around the entrance of the blue and white restaurant. Some leaned over the...
Human Guinea Pig Lets EPA Invade Life
If Howard Brickman lights a fire in his fireplace, the Environmental Protection Agency wants to know. If he eats a lamb chop, the EPA wants to analyze it.When he washes, the EPA wants to know if he took a bath or a shower.Brickman, 50, a financial planner,...
Hungry Harry: Mcdonnell CEO Looking to Buy
McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s top executive says the company wants to buy new businesses and get bigger, and has no plans to sell any of its existing properties."We are looking for acquisitions," said McDonnell Chief Executive Harry C. Stonecipher. "We are...
Identifying Any Bombers of Flight 800 Is Watery Challenge
The sea may give them the cause, but it probably won't give them the killers, say experts in explosives, forensics and aviation terrorism.Operating under the leading theory of federal investigators that TWA Flight 800 was brought down by a bomb, the...
Identity Crisis: Russia Searches for Vision of New National Direction
President Boris Yeltsin thinks Russia needs a new national vision. So he is asking his compatriots to come up with one.Something, perhaps, to rival the American Dream. Something so inspiring that it will erase all memories of "Glory to the Communist...
Indurain Not Satisfied by Gold
Miguel Indurain rode down a small side street of history Saturday, happy to win a gold medal in the Olympic road cycling time trial, but still he could not lie."Today, I did what I could, and it turned out well," said Indurain, "but I would prefer to...
In the Cobbler's Shoes: Repair Shops Scarce as Fewer Youth Enter Trade
There was a time not so long ago when everything from overalls to wedding vows was made to last, when ink pens were refillable andold clothes were patched instead of pitched.Shoes were no exception. And repair shops on every Main Street in the c ountry...
Investors Borrowing Money to Buy Funds `Margin' Loans Raising Concerns
Individual investors, who bought a record $108.4 billion worth of U.S. stock mutual funds in the first half of 1996, are increasingly using borrowed money to finance new fund purchases.The increase in "margin" loans adds to concerns about whether the...
Israeli Cabinet Ends Freeze on Settlements in Territories
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet is easing a four-year freeze on settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.The move almost certainly will increase the Jewish population in the occupied territories while complicating Israel's peace talks...
Jarrett Hauls Past Irvan to Win Brickyard 400
Two years ago this month, Ernie Irvan lay near death. On Saturday, he drove to the door of auto-racing heaven.But he wound up with a hell of a disappointment.With just over 15 miles remaining in the Brickyard 400, Irvan "got a little high" in turn 2...
Jefferson County Proposal Aimed at Helping the Disabled
A proposal to raise taxes to expand activities of the Jefferson County Commission for the Handicapped will be on the ballot throughout the county Tuesday.Voters also will be able to vote on a 1.5 percent local use tax.Crystal City, Festus and Pevely...
Joyce-Hayes Faces Foe in Circuit Attorney Race Prosecutor to See If St. Louisans Favor Her Record
In the city of St. Louis, only Democrats have filed to run for offices that are to be decided in November's election. So, barring a victory by any write-in candidate on the November ballot, Democrats will hold the offices of circuit attorney, sheriff,...
Just like Old Times (Almost) for Bettis, Lester
That backfield of Jerome Bettis and Tim Lester was something else, eh? Lester clearing the way at fullback. Bettis chewing up yardage like a bulldozer.Rams fans should be proud. Oops. They no longer play for the Rams, do they? Lester was Bettis' lead...
Kathie Lee Good for Kellwood
Mention Kathie Lee Gifford around Kellwood's Hal J. Upbin and you get one of two reactions.Upbin smiles about the profits the Kathie Lee line of clothes has produced for Kellwood Co., which developed the line for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. But he grimaces...
Kellwood Seeks to Improve Industry Image Firm Keeps Watch on Contractors
Kellwood Co. is drafting a new pattern for survival in the apparel trade.New demands from retailers and cutthroat global competition are forcing Kellwood to remake itself, says Hal J. Upbin, president and chief operating officer.Kellwood is a St. Louis-based...
Key House Votes/key Senate Votes
KEY HOUSE VOTESWELFARE: The House ended, 328-101, guaranteed welfare for the poor. In part, the bill shifts most public aid plans to the states, funded by block grants, limits benefits to 5 years and requires recipients to work within 2 years. A yes...
Land of Giants Home Fashion Finds Place in Hardware
John Hechinger Jr. was showing off the kitchen and bath displays at his company's Home Quarters Warehouse in Manchester. Nearby, a designer worked at a computer as she listened to a customer explain her needs and desires.The design advice is free, Hechinger...
Legislative Meeting Brought out the Best Little Tax Money Used to Woo Leaders
The state of Missouri threw a $300,000 party in the Trans World Dome last week. Guests munched on sandwiches and pasta, sipped wine and beer, enjoyed carnival games and rides and danced to a Motown band.Three years in the planning, the party was the...
Lethal Affection Death Row Inmates and the Women Who Love Them
"Women who fall in love with murderers display an extreme need to find excitement, satisfaction, fulfillment, from a socially unacceptable man. These women also have an idealized and romanticized perception that love between man and woman is based on...
Lewis-Less U.S. Finishes Second in 4x100 Relay Bailey's Blazing Anchor Leg Gives Canada Gold
With all the speculation and tomfoolery revolving around whether Carl Lewis would run in the 4x100-meter relay Saturday night, Canada's Donovan Bailey had a suspicion Lewis wouldn't."I didn't expect to see Carl, because I just think Carl is a better...
Lewis-Less U.S. Second in Relay
With Carl Lewis reduced to the role of spectator, the U.S. men's 4x100-meter relay team was upset by Canada on Saturday, the first outright loss in Olympic history for the team.Canada, with 100-meter champion Donovan Bailey running a strong anchor l...
Libertarians Seek Party Nod for Lieutenant Governor
The Democratic and Republican candidates for lieutenant governor face no opposition in Tuesday's primary election. The only contested primary race is for the Libertarian nomination.The lieutenant governor presides over the Missouri Senate and votes whe...
Liekoski's Coaching Career Has Taken Nosedive since World Cup
Soccer has not been kind to Timo Liekoski since the end of the 1994 World Cup.Liekoski had been the top assistant to Bora Milutinovic with the U.S. national team. After the World Cup ended, Liekoski was given the job of coaching the U.S. Olympic team...
Making the Most of Fresh, Ripe Tomatoes
IT'S AUGUST, and the wait for red, ripe, juicy tomatoes is finally over. In the weeks to come they will be plentiful - in gardens, in supermarkets and at farm stands.My plants produce so many luscious tomatoes that at this time of year, I cook with them...
Mcgwire Brothers Both Facing Tough Tasks
The Jeopardy! category: The McGwire Brothers. The answer: "He faces the most daunting sports challenge in the late summer and fall of 1996."The answer - sorry, question - isn't easy. Even the unflappable Alex Trebek fidgets.There are so many McGwire...
Mejia Finally Injured; Jackson Takes Spot
"Did you see the swelling in Mejia's leg?" asked one Cardinals player with a wry smile.Well, apparently there is some. In a move long ago projected, the Cardinals placed 21-year-old outfielder Miguel Mejia on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with what...
Mine Wastes Menace Lead Belt, Study Shows High Levels of Metal Found in Children's Blood
From his front porch, Pierre Papin can see a giant gray dune rising over the tops of the trees. That dune, he believes, is poisoning his daughter.Nicole Papin, a blond toddler, is among the children living in the old Lead Belt mining area found to have...

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