St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 24, 1996

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$1 Million Question PBS Mulls Ad Offer on Children's Show
Do Chee-tos go with PBS' much-praised - and commercial-free - children's programs?That's the $1 million question facing officials at the Public Broadcasting Service. Frito-Lay Co., the giant snack-food company owned by PepsiCo, has offered that sum to...
9 Propositions Include Taxes, Bond Issues, Special Districts
St. Clair County voters will decide the fate of nine propositions on Nov. 5. The mix includes tax increases, bond issues and special districts; but only one - a proposal for a countywide conservation district - will be on the ballot throughout the county.Proponents...
A-B Plays Take-Away with Its Competitors Brewer Sells Record 24.9 Million Barrels
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. reported strong third-quarter results Wednesday as it shipped more beer at higher prices and took market share away from competitors.The world's largest brewer reported that it sold a record 24.9 million barrels of beer in the...
A Case of Wistfulness
For years, satisfied fans of Monica Casey have left her shows humming the singer's lilting folk songs in their heads. Now, they can take Casey's music home with them on a compact disc."Again and Again," Casey's first solo effort, combines wistful love...
Air Bag Killed Child Who Was Properly Belted
For the first time, the government's highway safety agency has found that an air bag killed a child who was properly using an automobile's front seat belt.Parents and safety advocates said the child's death shows that not only are current air bag warnings...
Air Bag Kills Child Who Had Belt On
For the first time, the government's highway safety agency has found that a child properly using an automobile's front seat belt was killed by an air bag.Parents and safety advocates said the child's death shows that not only are current air bag warnings...
A Mellow Mike Leigh Makes a Winner
"SECRETS & LIES"Rating: R, language. Running time: 2:22.THE films of British director Mike Leigh ("Naked," "Life Is Sweet") are usually scathing attacks on contemporary hypocrisy. Leigh goes in for some of that in his new movie, but by his standards...
Amendments Would Let Missouri Set Cash Aside Money Would Be Used for Repairs, `Rainy Day'
TWO CONSTITUTIONAL amendments on the November ballot, No. 3 and No. 7, would permit the state of Missouri to put some money aside to repair its buildings and to be ready for "a rainy day."Another constitutional amendment, No. 6, would affect just one...
An Onion Is Just an Onion -Unless It's Homegrown
If the sweet Vidalia onions of the South have achieved renown for sweetness, the onions grown in one's own garden might well challenge that reputation.One year, friends nearby grew red onions. I had rejected the variety in my own garden, believing that...
A Quick Rundown of the Collectibles
AS ARTIFACTS from another, not-so-distant age, the glasses, shakers and bar tools used in the making and presentation of a proper cocktail have become increasingly collectible.Here's a look at the basics and what you might expect to pay when adding them...
Around the Links
PGA TOURTOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSite: Tulsa, Okla. Dates: Today-Sunday. Course: Southern Hills Country Club (6,834 yards, par 70). Purse: $3 million. Winner's Share: $540,000 TV: ESPN (Today, 2-5 p.m.; Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.) and ABC (Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.;...
A Small and Sleazy Package Steve Buscemi's Directorial Debut Sneaks Material from His Life before Acting
Tommy is a lazy, semi-employed boozer who cannot resist making a pass at the teen-age daughter of a good friend. He's a moocher who thinks the world owes him a living. He's headed nowhere, and he's taking his time getting there.Tommy's dead-end life...
As the Days Cool, It's Time to Warm Up with Bulb Fever
For novice and veteran gardeners alike, catching bulb fever at this time of the year makes perfect sense.After all, is there another class of plants that, once put in the ground before early November, is as certain to rise and shine next season as spring-flowering...
At&t Hires outside President
AT&T Corp. reached outside the telecommunications industry for a new president, picking the chairman of Yellow Pages printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons to lead the company amid stiff competition from all sides.AT&T chose John R. Walter for the company's No....
Banks Lure Students to Run Up Debt
All the other credit-card peddlers do the same thing, so the brochure from Citibank - stuffed into the plastic bag with every purchase from the college book store - can be considered typical.On the front are photographs of Citibank Visa and MasterCard...
Benjamin, like Charlotte, Has a Web -but with a Difference: Cyberspace
The stage becomes cyberspace in "Benjamin's Web," a new musical for children created by St. Louis dramatists Laurie Adele Jerger and Christopher Limber.Muny 1st Stage, of St. Louis, will present the play Saturday to open Southern Illinois University...
Best Bets for the Week of Oct. 24-30
TonightGrumpy and Dopey: Margaret Smith has risen to the top ranks of the standup comedy circuit by mixing silly one-liners with angry tirades on the human condition. She's wry and insightful and well-decorated for her work. Smith's a regular on both...
Bill Would Make Tobacco Sales to Minors Illegal
St. Charles City Council members are considering joining a growing list of communities that restrict tobacco sales to children and teen-agers.Council member Linda Jaeckel, 3rd Ward, says she will introduce a bill that would restrict tobacco sales to...
Board Seeks Waiver of Property Tax Rollback to Help Eliminate Crowding in Upper Grades
The Hillsboro School District has turned to voters for the second time this year for money to help eliminate crowding in its upper grades.The district wants voters on Nov. 5 to waive the property tax rollback provided by Proposition C, the state sales...
Board to Hire 12 Teaching Assistants to Ease Elementary School Crowding
The Hazelwood School Board has authorized administrators to hire 12 teaching assistants at Twillman Elementary School in an effort to address crowding at three grade levels.The new hires will mean sixth-graders at Twillman will not be bused to Kirby...
Bob Dole Sees the Light
Because Bob Dole long blocked campaign finance reform in the Senate, he is an unlikely source of proposals to enact it. Nonetheless, his recent recommendations place him squarely in the reform camp.Reacting to the possible scandal surrounding contributions...
Braves Have Come a Long Way
Win or lose for the Atlanta Braves, Thursday night's World Series game will be the last in the 31-year history of Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium.There are 50,000-plus people here these nights for the World Series, but there were the days in the late 1980s...
Briefs
NATIONCALIFORNIAFlame-Fueling Wind Dies Down A Bit The dry, blustery Santa Ana wind that turned brush fires into blowtorches eased Wednesday, giving California firefighters an edge as they tried to contain the flames that destroyed more than 100 houses....
Burning Up the Past
When Perry Farrell disbanded Jane's Addiction in 1991, announcing that he would soon re-emerge with an entirely new group and a markedly different sound, it was clear that he wanted to make a clean break. He wanted to have the music he would make in...
Candidate for Montana's Governor Dies Republican Incumbent Suspends Campaigning
Chet Blaylock, Montana's Democratic candidate for governor, died Wednesday after apparently suffering a heart attack while driving to a debate against Republican Gov. Marc Racicot.Blaylock, who had a history of heart trouble and cancer, pulled over in...
Candidate Returns Contributions from Riverboat Casino Investors
Jeff Wagener, a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, says he has returned four $500 campaign contributions by people with a financial interest in a riverboat gambling project near Earth City.A county ordinance bars investors in, or executives...
Ceramics Is the Pits-And They Love It Class Fires Up Enthusiasm for Pottery and History, Too
Fifteen ceramics students here took pottery back to its prehistoric roots last weekend.As students in Sarah Stecher's ceramics class at St. Charles County Community College, they visited the home of artist Virginia Dragschutz in Harvester to fire their...
Cheap Stuff $5 and Under
Good Home Wanted For Housebroken Book: Imagine the loneliness of the unwanted book. As readers stroll the stacks, the sad tome cries "Pick me, pick me, pick me." But alas, another book with a cuter cover and a sexier subject is swept away to the check-out...
Cities Get Free Jail Time for Municipal Scofflaws
Heads up, scofflaws.Municipal-court judges may be more likely now to toss you in jail if you don't pay your fine.Municipalities have been paying $50 a day for each ordinance violator they send to the county jail. But County Executive Joe Ortwerth has...
City's Corrections Chief Draws Memphis Interest
JAIL BAIT? Jailhouse snitches report that St. Louis corrections chief Howard Ferguson has been shortlisted for the corrections commissioner's job in Shelby County, Tenn. (Memphis). Ferguson's short tenure as our town's top jailer - he was hired in June...
Cocktail-Party Culture Is Staging a Comeback
THE CLINK OF ice in a glass. The kerplunk of an olive dropping into a martini. The murmur of women in short black dresses talking to men in suits and ties as Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass play on the hi-fi.For a generation that grew up watching and...
College Notebook: Men
MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS* Name-dropping: Scott Luczak (Lindbergh) remains among the top 10 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference soccer scoring standings this week with 15 points. . . . Jason Aft is tied for ninth place with six points. . . . Goalkeeper Mark...
Completion Is Expected Soon on Work to Widen I-55 South
Working literally night and day, highway crews have nearly finished widening a section of Interstate 55 from Interstate 270 south to Highway 141.All but a small part of the two-year-old widening project should be done by Nov. 1, said Tom Miller, a spokesman...
Concert Previews
Porno For Pyros8:30 tonight at Mississippi NightsEverything that's right, and wrong, with Perry Farrell is encapsulated on one CD track, the half-great Porno For Pyros song "Tahitian Moon," off the band's latest release, "Good God's Urge." Like much...
Congress May Need to Investigate Possible CIA-Drugs Link, Senators Say
Citing lack of public trust, several senior senators said Wednesday that Congress may have to take over a CIA investigation of the agency's possible links to drug traffickers in the 1980s."The suspicions are going to be rather substantial," Sen. Bob...
Cox: Foul Ball a Foul Development
After his team had squandered a 6-0 lead and lost 8-6 to the New York Yankees in the fourth game of the World Series, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox found an unusual turning point - a foul ball.With Denny Neagle holding a 6-0 lead in the sixth, Derek...
Crazy for Carolyn: Spotlight Shines on John-John's Bride
`PLEASE, I CAN'T see."Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, the recently hyphenated bride of John Kennedy Jr., was experiencing a fame hazard her late mother-in-law knew all too well: paparazzi blindness.Walking the flash-bulb gantlet from her yellow cab to the...
Crook & Chase: Homey Fun Pair with Pizazz Moves from Country Format to National Syndication Market
SHE'S talked about her hysterectomy.He's discussed his hair transplant.She's dislocated her shoulder driving a race car, and he's almost dislocated something even more sensitive riding a mechanical bull. They're Crook (Lorianne) and Chase (Charlie),...
Curtain Raisers
On the Whole...It's a long way from Belfast to Philadelphia. Then again, it's an even longer way from Northern Ireland to Southern Illinois.Well, the world gets a wee bit smaller Wednesday as The Lyric Theatre of Belfast comes to SIU-Edwardsville to...
Day by Day
TODAYCIGAR DINNER - Haute cuisine, fine liquors, champagne and lectures on the fine points of cigars and liquors will highlight a cigar dinner at Boccacio's Restaurant, 820 South Main Street, St. Charles. A reception is planned for 6:30 p.m. with hors...
Dole Urges Perot to Drop out Gop Candidate Makes Play for Texan's Endorsement
Bob Dole sent his top campaign aide Wednesday to urge Ross Perot to quit the presidential race and endorse the Republican ticket, said sources in both the GOP and Perot's Reform Party.Scott Reed, Dole's campaign manager, made the plea at an afternoon...
Dole Woos Perot, Sources Say Aide Reportedly Asks Texan to Throw Support to Gop
Bob Dole sent his top campaign aide Wednesday to urge Ross Perot to quit the presidential race and endorse the Republican ticket, said sources in both the GOP and Perot's Reform Party.Scott Reed, Dole's campaign manager, made the plea at an afternoon...
Drug-Test Plan Shows Clinton Will Pander for Every Last Vote
The best thing Bob Dole could do for his country is throw in the towel. He hasn't a prayer of winning, a message for doing so or, it seems, a genuine appreciation for the traditional role of verbs in the English language.It is, however, not Dole who...
Duchesne Locks Up Share of Gac Title
Duchesne High volleyball coach Carol Campbell was spoiled.Now in her 13th season with the Lady Pioneers, Campbell's teams won the Gateway Athletic Conference title in her first 10 seasons as a head coach."It's definitely something you get used to," she...
Engineers Urge City to Plan for 3 Road Projects Land Is Available Now but Might Not Be Later, They Warn; Traffic Flow Needs Help
Representatives of a consulting engineering company told the St. Charles City Council it should begin immediately to design three major road projects to help the overall traffic flow in the community while land is available.The members of George Butler...
Ex-Dole Associate Avoids Prison Term Sentenced for Illegal Campaign Contributions
Simon Fireman, a former vice chairman of Bob Dole's campaign finance committee, will pay a fine of more than $1 million and spend six months under house arrest for making $120,000 in illegal political contributions.His company, Aqua-Leisure Industries...
Falling Bond Yields Give Stocks a Boost
Stocks closed mixed Wednesday after rebounding from early losses on the back of a rally in computer-related shares. A drop in bond yields tempered concern that last quarter's earnings growth isn't sustainable.Gains in Microsoft Corp. and International...
Feud over Apartment Sewer Plant
A sewage treatment plant at Pembroke Park Apartments in High Ridge is churning out dirty water and at least one neighboring property owner is outraged.The landowner, Rosemary Seaton, wants the apartment owner to clean up her act. She also wants the Missouri...
Film Briefs
High-rolling `Bus':The letter that Reuben Cannon began sending around late last year, soliciting investment money from African-American men in sports, private enterprise, and the motion picture biz, began like this:"I once heard the British director...
Flying Colors Nintendo 64's Flight Sim Is a True Top Gun
Forget the idea of marriage being a 50-50 proposition. If the wedding presents are any indication, it's more like 99-1 in favor of the bride. But I came out just fine, as scattered amidst the towels, rice cookers, silverware, and china, was a Nintendo...
For the Illinois Senate
Southern Illinois voters have a clear choice in the race for state senator from the 58th District. She is Barb Brown of Chester, a political science instructor and independent voice in the Democratic Party. Her support of more equitable state funding...
Fourteen Seek Spots on Board Commission to Help Write Charter for the New City
Fourteen residents of Wildwood are vying for positions on a commission that could write a charter to govern this new city.Thirteen positions are available. The rules that regulate such charter commissions are set by state law.On Nov. 5, Wildwood voters...
Fox Chases St. Louis Stories Network's Morning Show Visits Wildlife Center and Jackie Joyner-Kersee
A baby squirrel bit Jeff MacGregor's microphone.A small raccoon dug its claws into his shoulder, and a Canada goose attempting an escape from its makeshift pond (a converted hot tub) splashed his camera.All in all, a successful visit by "Fox After Breakfast"...
Friend Describes Call from Mcginnis
The last time Stan Heldenbrand saw his boyhood friend, they took their children to the zoo and talked a little about the friend's bitter divorce and custody case.The next time they talked, Heldenbrand's friend was a fugitive, accused of gunning down...
George Is Too Big to Fit Inside Cap, Brooks Says
There was a pregnant pause Wednesday when coach Rich Brooks was asked if the Rams have any interest in Jeff George.Finally, Brooks answered: "Got any money on you? Do you have any extra loose change in your pocket?"Which was a cute way of saying the...
Girlfriend Alleges Brutal Beating Officers Kicked, Jumped on Randolph Vance's Head, She Says
Constance Johnson said St. Louis police officers brutally beat to death her boyfriend, Randolph Vance, 47, at the couple's home Sunday night."One officer was kicking him in the head," she said. "Another one was jumping on his neck."Police said they were...
Goal Mouth Hull Again `Snipes' and Scores to Key Blues
Brett Hull reverted to form Tuesday night at America West Arena in Phoenix.He took long shifts to maximize his ice time. He yapped at unnamed people on the ice to "vent," as he calls it.In short, Hull did almost everything for which he's criticized,...
Griggs Disputes New Study Showing More Jet Noise under Airport Plan
Lambert Airport Director Leonard L. Griggs Jr. has discounted the results of an Oct. 11 test that concluded aircraft noise levels would be significantly greater over St. Charles if Lambert expanded by building a runway into Bridgeton.The test was conducted...
Hair's How Losing Control Really Can Go to Your Head
IT'S AMAZING HOW much it can hurt to lose an ounce or three of dead protein - or how much, if you've been feeling weighed down by it, it can lighten your spirit to have it all cut off.The first of the four women cadets in the Citadel's groundbreaking...
Hear Here
Gospel GuitarSt. Louis guitarist Gregg Haynes has been called the B.B. King of gospel music. He has performed with King and other renowned acts, including The Temptations, and has recorded with the likes of Albert Green and the Winans. In 1982, Haynes...
High Blood Pressure in Blacks Linked to Racism, Study Says
The risk of high blood pressure among blacks appears to be affected by experiences with racial discrimination, researchers said Wednesday.They said a study of more than 4,000 men and women indicates that racial discrimination and reactions to it make...
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Mu She Praises Record, Backs 3 in Missouri
Hillary Rodham Clinton urged thousands of college students Wednesday to endorse President Bill Clinton and his record on education. "I hope you will be voting for yourselves," she declared.Mrs. Clinton also scorned opponents of Clinton administration...
How `Bout Them Apples?
The little river town of Kimmswick, population 132, will swell with thousands of out-of-towners during the Apple Butter Festival this weekend. But organizers say there will be plenty of the thick, sweet stuff to go around."Let's see. This year, we're...
Humor Turns on Anger in This Debut but Michael Steinberg's Movie Needs a Script
"AMATEUR HOUR"No MPAA rating, some strong language.Running time: 1:20. `AMATEUR HOUR," filmed on a shoestring budget in St. Louis, has several things to recommend it: some good acting, solid production values and a clever, coherent visual style. What...
Incumbents Retain Fund-Raising Advantage, Records Show
Like so many candidates trying to unseat an incumbent from the Illinois Legislature, David Ahola's biggest obstacle isn't polls, the press or controversy.It's one simple fact: campaign money. For every campaign dollar Ahola received in the last three...
Indeed, Indeed: Jay Sr. Says `We're Loving It' in Florida
JAY Randolph Sr. has a golfer's dream address and maybe the best broadcasting job for him in baseball.He and wife Sue live in a home on a fairway on Weston Hills Country Club in West Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Randolph is the play-by-play man for baseball's...
Interest in Election Lags, Area Officials Say They're Predicting Lower Turnout Than in '92
VOTERS ARE less excited about this year's election than they were four years ago, area election officials say. They predict fewer voters will cast ballots Nov. 5 than four years ago.Election officials in St. Louis and St. Louis County report that the...
In the Spirit Residents Make Houses, Yards Ready for Autumn Walk, Scarecrow Contest
A ghostly horseman from the past, a pumpkin man, spiders, cats, witches and other Halloween images will adorn the porches and yards of the St. Charles Commons neighborhood this weekend for the seventh annual Autumn Walk and Scarecrow Contest.In addition...
Is Cor Jesu Again on Cutting Edge of Title?
The Cor Jesu Chargers wanted to make a bet with their coach, Terri Menghini, last season heading into the Missouri Class 4A playoffs.She didn't accept the deal, and that's a good thing - because her long, blond hair would have just recently returned...
It Takes a Whole Appliance Store to Get a Dormitory Room in Gear
THE MOVING TRUCKS and family station wagons have completed their annual drop-offs at college dormitories and apartment buildings across the country. So what did they leave behind?Clothing? Of course. Books? Naturally. Furniture? Some. But much of what...
"I Wasn't Yet Going 10 Mph, and It Went Rump, Rump, Rump" Road Block Tipped Trailer Ties Up Traffic
Balanced by 6,000 pounds of sand and four guys from M & M Towing, a crippled office trailer was pulled from Highway 40 (Interstate 64) near Kingshighway on Wednesday afternoon to end a 4 1/2-hour traffic jam.The troubles began about 12:30 p.m., when...
Jet Crashes, Sets Barrio Ablaze; `It Was a Hell' Air Disaster in Ecuador Kills Dozens on Ground
The Miami-bound cargo plane clipped a church tower and set an entire densely populated neighborhood ablaze, creating a wall of flames so hot that rescuers could only listen to the screams of the injured."It was a nightmare. The barrio looks as if it...
Jjk Will Succeed Farrell as Head of Sports Commission
The St. Louis Sports Commission, trying to leap to the next level, is turning to a homegrown Olympic long jump champion. East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will become the fifth chairman of the 119-member Sports Commission.The group's 27-member...
Kick Up Your Feet in Kicky, Casual Socks
KICKY AND CASUAL are key looks for fall hosiery. Designers have thrown out the rules and are having fun with the classics.In ready-to-wear collections, sedate menswear patterns have enlarged in scale. Oversized houndstooth checks are leading the pack,...
Labor's Campaign at Work near Seattle Targeted Republican Congressman Fights Back
Like many of the Teamsters at a recent union rally, Charlie Best wore a button. It said:"Hi! I'm a Big Labor Boss."The message was making fun of recent Republican advertising that depicts labor's political spending as an attempt by unscrupulous union...
Leafs Stop Sharks, End 5-Game Skid
For one night, the Toronto Maple Leafs turned back the clock.The Maple Leafs, playing the kind of physical hockey that keyed their run to the playoffs' final four in 1993 and 1994, produced a 4-3 victory at home over the San Jose Sharks.The Maple Leafs...
Legacy of the March
A few thousand people gathered in New York last week to commemorate the anniversary of the Million Man March.A year ago, it appeared that the march had left a mixed legacy. On the down side, it seemed to have allowed Louis Farrakhan to catapult past...
Legislative Candidates Stake out Positions : Heavy Spending Marks Close Race in 115th District
Both parties are fighting hard in the race in the 115th House district and are pouring big dollars into the campaigns.The incumbent, Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, says he may spend $250,000 and thinks his opponent will too. "Both parties are viciously...
Legislative Candidates Stake out Positions : Jobs, Term Limits Election Themes in 116th District
If re-elected, jobs will be his top priority, says state Rep. Terry W. Deering, D-DuBois, who is seeking a fourth term from the 116th district.His Republican opponent, John W. Coats, former mayor of Columbia, says his goal is to represent constituents...
Legislative Candidates Stake out Positions : Senate Contest Will Test Power of Incumbency
The race in Illinois' 58th Senate district could be viewed as a test to see if being an incumbent helps win an election when both candidates are campaigning for the first time.Republican Dave Luechtefeld was appointed by party officials to the seat when...
Letter Urges Residents to Attend Faa's Hearing on Lambert Plan
The Bridgeton City Council is asking residents to attend a Federal Aviation Administration hearing at which the FAA is expected to give the public a chance to comment on an environmental-impact statement regarding the proposed expansion of Lambert Field.The...
Lippo Has Amassed an Empire in Asia U.S. Partners Include Wal-Mart, Pat Robertson
The Lippo Group is not known to most Americans, except for its links to a $425,000 campaign contribution to the Democratic Party.But the conglomerate, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a fast-rising power in Asia, financing skyscrapers, golf resorts and...
Lippo Has Built Diverse Empire throughout Asia U.S. Partners Include Wal-Mart, Pat Robertson
THE LIPPO GROUP is not known to most Americans, except for its links to a $425,000 campaign contribution to the Democratic Party.But the conglomerate, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a fast-rising power in Asia, financing skyscrapers, golf resorts and...
Making `Miss Saigon' Fly to Get This Tale of Tragic Love Airborne, It Takes an Army of Technicians and a Jungle of Backstage Connections
The hard part isn't making the helicopter fly.It's not hard to lower 80,000 pounds of scenery from mid-air storage onto their proper spots on stage. It's not hard to handle hundreds of costume pieces, or to hide microphones in dozens of wigs, or to orc...
Man Guilty of Murdering Farm Couple
William Rousan showed no emotion Wednesday as the jury verdict convicting him of murdering a rural Bonne Terre couple was read.Jurors deliberated nearly four hours before finding Rousan guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths...
Matched Luggage
Plains Indians of 100 years ago were often on the move, so they needed suitcases.They packed their belongings in rawhide envelopes, called parfleche bags, that were tied shut. The bags usually were made in pairs, one hanging from each side of a horse.Like...
Meanwhile, in Milan: Things Were Light and Ethereal
WRITER Harold Brodkey once described the moment of sexual ecstasy in terms of a bird taking flight, a treacherous metaphor in less artistic hands. Brodkey's erotic short story came to mind when Giorgio Armani preceded his spring collection with a short...
Medal Heads Gymnastics Champs Are Back with a Refresher Course in Rings, Beams, and Bars
What does the Olympic Gold Medal-winning U.S. Women's Gymnastics team have in common with the Dave Mathews Band? Not much, except that both groups are on tour.That's right, you loved them in Atlanta, you've seen them on network morning shows, now you...
`Moby Dick' Loses Something in Its Move to Stage
MUNY 1st Stage has quite an unusual production under way - a four-character musical based on "Moby Dick."Well, that raises all kinds of delicious, what-next questions: a musical version of "War and Peace" for children? "12 Angry Men" restyled as "Two...
Morning Briefing
Illinois Seeks Shutdown Of Clark Oil RefineryThe Illinois attorney general's office Wednesday asked a state court for a restraining order to close Clark Refining & Marketing Inc.'s refinery in suburban Chicago.The action was taken "because of their safety...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
So, just how good is 19-year-old ANDRUW JONES, Atlanta Braves general manager JOHN SCHUERHOLZ?"I had one scout tell me he's the greatest player we've signed since (HENRY) AARON," Schuerholz said."I had a Hall of Fame player tell me he's the best he's...
Mother's Courage Inspires Readers
SHIRLEY ROSS' life is about to change for the better, thanks to all of you who responded to her story in this column just one week ago.For those who may have missed it, Shirley is a 37-year-old single mother with four children. Her two sons, 12-year-old...
Music and Media
The PublicationMidnight Riders: The Story Of The Allman Brothers Band," by Scott Freeman ($12.95, Little, Brown).The People The six "enlightened rogues" who made up the Allman Brothers Band rode out of Macon, Ga., in the late `60s. They were like a knifeblade...
Music/road Report Reviews from across the Country of the Band That Performs with Satchel and James Hall at 8 P.M. Friday, Nov. 1 at Mississippi Nights
Daily Variety(Los Angeles, Oct. 16, 1996):The music of Louisiana-based trio Better Than Ezra is a gritty, blues-based rock style that's both common in its arrangements and familiar-sounding in its straight-ahead delivery. Those two factors led to the...
Mycogen Sues Monsanto over Patents
In a continuing courtroom conflict, a California company accuses Monsanto Co. of infringing on patents for genetically engineered crops.Mycogen Corp., of San Diego, said Wednesday in a lawsuit that it wants Monsanto to stop making, licensing and selling...
My Kind of Golf St. Louis' Proposed Nine-Hold Course Could Be a Downtown Oasis like Chicago's Illinois Center Complex
ASIDE FROM the disconcerting possibility that a skyscraper might cast a shadow across your putting line, an urban golf experience in downtown Chicago can be very rewarding.The 2 1/2-year-old Illinois Center Golf is a green oasis tucked amid towering...
Nasty Attack Ads in a Soft Soprano
Have you noticed a certain rise in attack ads this year? Not a numerical rise, mind you. What that you might call a tonal rise. The political voices broadcast in ads across the nation have been ratcheted up as much as an octave on the scale. Assaults...
National Honor for Woman Who Stood by Neighborhood
Stumped on what to buy his dying wife for Christmas last year, Jack Lewis bought his spouse of nearly 51 years a red blazer and navy pants.When Betty Schlosser Lewis opened her gift, she asked her husband in her typically blunt style, "What in the world...
New Bid for Conrail Tops CSX Norfolk Southern Adds $1 Billion
Once the castoff of a declining railroad industry in need of government help, Conrail Inc. became the target of rivals' affections Wednesday when Norfolk Southern Corp. made a hostile bid that tops CSX's earlier offer by $1 billion.News of Norfolk Southern's...
Nixonites Cultivate Asian Connection
I will now stop using Nixon postage stamps. That's because the Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom is raising money by honoring Lee Kuan Yew, the dictator of Singapore.This sucking-up to a tinpot tyrant with dynastic pretensions who derides as "decadent"...
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