St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 22, 1997

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A Capsule Look at Blues' Picks
FIRST ROUNDNo pick.SECOND ROUND No. 40: Tyler Rennette, C, 6-0, 175 pounds, 18, North Bay (OHL). Ranked 28th by Central Scouting, Rennette had 24 goals and 58 points in 63 games with North Bay. Central Scouting says the "puck seems to come to him whenever...
A Decade Later, Gibson's Homer Still Invokes Many Memories
Each time the scene flashes across a TV screen, Tony LaRussa looks away. Tommy Lasorda's eyes fill with tears of joy. Kirk Gibson remembers nine long innings in a lonely clubhouse.Nearly a decade has passed since Gibson hobbled out of the dugout to hit...
A Guide to Times Square
TIMES SQUARE is synonymous with Broadway, and theater is the major draw for the area. But it is also an area with many restaurants and places to shop. Unless otherwise stated, these establishments take all major credit cards.Tickets for shows can be...
Aid Is Mutual at New Mental Health Center
The new St. Louis Empowerment Center held a street fair Saturday to introduce itself and maybe make a few bucks for its work as a drop-in center for people with mental problems."We use the term `consumers of mental health services' rather than `clie...
Air Guard's Arrival, Big Jets Could Help Keep Scott on the Map
In about two years, 11 KC-135 Stratotankers are scheduled to arrive at Scott Air Force Base, which will become the new home for the Air National Guard's 126th Air Refueling Wing.With the big jets will come more than 300 full-time jobs plus more than...
A Jorney into the Implausible
"DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY"A novel written and read by Douglas Adams (6 hours, unabridged, Dove Audio, $25)Fans of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and its four sequels are going to love Dirk Gently, because in a way...
Amid Great Hoopla, Wnba Gets under Way
Lisa Leslie wanted to make a statement for women's pro basketball with a dunk in the inaugural WNBA game Saturday.But her legs failed her.Leslie got out in front with the ball and charged to the basket. The crowd of 14,284 at the Forum - largest to attend...
Amid Great Hoopla, Wnba Gets under Way
Ebony Flinn and Darlanda McTier, wide-eyed and twitching in their seats at Gund Arena, soaked it up - the screams, the fireworks, the balloons, the ear-pummeling sound system.Just like men's pro basketball . . . but better, the 16-year-olds surmised....
Ann Is Given a Lashing for Defending IRS
Dear Ann Landers: You certainly went easy on the Internal Revenue Service in your recent reply to "Los Angeles Taxpayer." He described a tale of red-tape madness. You replied, "It's a miracle the IRS doesn't screw up more often." Frankly, Ann, you need...
As L's Pile Up, la Russa Keeps from Losing It
As the ugly losses pile up, I expect to see a volcano in the Cardinals dugout. La Russa's inferno. A Tony tantrum. Curse. Go wacko. Release a primal scream.Throw some food. Give the post-game chicken wings an unfortunate burial. Break the ping-pong table...
Astros Score Early, Keep Cubs Skidding
Tim Bogar hit three doubles, and the Houston Astros chased Frank Castillo after just four outs, beating Chicago 7-3 on Saturday and sending the Cubs to their fourth consecutive loss.The Astros' Luis Gonzalez went 0 for three with a walk in the seventh,...
At 150, Medical Association Continues to Lead a Double Life
As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, the American Medical Association leads a complicated, double life - champion of the ideal of a selfless art of medicine and trade union for well-heeled doctors.On one hand, it campaigns against Joe Camel. On another,...
A Toast to the Coast from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Chicago's Shoreline Is a Gem for Residents and Tourists Alike
NO SOBER soul regrets missing winter in Chicago. On the other hand, I have found the warm-weather months deeply intoxicating in what may well be America's most extraordinary summer city.So I've pined for Chicago's summertime elixir in the two years since...
At the Movies
NEWBatman & Robin (PG-13; 2:06): Additions include George Clooney as the Caped Crusader, Arnold Schwarzenneger as Mr. Freeze, Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy and Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, but no one takes hold of the movie and shakes it the way Jack Nicholson...
At the Theater
Annie: The musical based on the comic-strip adventures of a red-headed orphan. Summer Showbiz '97. Communications Building, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. 621-5168, ext. 2774; (618) 692-2774. Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; June 26-29.The Ballad...
Bishops Plan to Take to Airwaves
Media-savvy bishops on talk shows, TV specials produced by the Catholic Church and priests surfing the Internet are part of a future envisioned in a communications plan approved last week by Roman Catholic bishops meeting here.The ambitious plan for...
Bitterly Pessimistic View of Hong Kong's Future
KOWLOON TONGA novel by Paul Theroux241 pages, Houghton Mifflin, $23 ***** PAUL THEROUX, world traveler and meticulous observer of people and places, writes travel books that have the linear structure and urgency of novels, and novels that have the richness...
Blues Make Right Calls in Nhl Draft
Larry Pleau described the moment as "magic," a moment that showed the Blues GM-to-be was with his new team in mind if not body at the National Hockey League draft Saturday at Civic Arena.Moments before Blues scout Ted Hampson chose the 106th pick overall,...
Book Reviews
"The Tenth Justice" (389 pages, Weisbach Morrow, $23) has shot onto the best-seller lists, which confirms a long-time suspicion: An unhealthy segment of the American reading public misses the Hardy Boys.Call this one "The Hardy Boys Go to Washington,...
Boomer-in-Chief Weighs in on Race
Pity an idle president. The economy is roaring, the country is at peace, and to get re-elected he embraced the central plank of the opposition - the balanced budget - as his own. Poor man. He's got nothing to do. And with no more than two years before...
Born Again: If You Haven't Seen Times Square Lately . .
THE TIMES Square of my youth was neither the romantic crossroads of a great city nor a glitzy entertainment destination. It was a scary place of decay that you walked through quickly to get to someplace else, and always with $5 stuffed in your shoe.Sometimes...
Briefs
WASHINGTONArmy Told To Explain Plan To Close Sex-Case HearingsIn an unusual step, the armed forces' highest court has ordered the Army to explain its refusal to open to the public a hearing involving sexual misconduct charges against its most senior...
Briefs
MISSOURIState's Health Ranking Up; Heavy Adults Tug At RatingMissouri was the 43rd healthiest state in an independent study and retained its place as having one of the country's most overweight populations. Missouri moved up from its 46th-place ranking...
Cards GM Keeps Faith: Team `Has Talent to Win' Division
Houston Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker, upset with his team's progress - or lack of same - is talking of making some significant changes if his team doesn't respond in the near future. Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty, whose team is behind...
Caron Passes Torch as Blues GM
Ron Caron slipped quietly into the night on Saturday at the National Hockey League's entry draft.Caron entrusted scouting chief Ted Hampson and scout Jack Evans to select young prospects for the Blues, serving only as an observer for the draft and making...
Carroll `Ready to Take Hit' and Give Up Airing Rams
WITH THE RAMS: American Radio Systems' Karen Carroll paid $25 million in 1995 for the rights to air Rams games over seven years. With two seasons of broadcasts under her belt, she's now trying to peddle the remaining five years, offering far less than...
`Cats' Now Longest-Running Show in Broadway History
When you think about finding steady work in this town, you might consider the police or sanitation departments, maybe the school system. And, of course, there's always "Cats."Always, always. Just ask guitarist Ethan Fein.Like many musicians, he spent...
Change Isn't Coming to Hong Kong? Don't Believe It
OF COURSE, the big question on everyone's mind is what will happen to this vibrant, freewheeling, hypercapitalist British colony once it comes under communist Chinese control. And the honest answer, obviously, is that before the historic handover on...
Cincinnati' Knight Says Reds, Cards Ones to Beat
The standings suggest otherwise but Cincinnati manager Ray Knight says he knows who the best two teams are in the National League Central Division."The Cardinals and us haven't even been close to healthy," Knight said. "I do believe that when healthy,...
Cincinnati's Knight Says Reds, Cards Ones to Beat
The standings suggest otherwise, but Cincinnati manager Ray Knight says he knows which are the best two teams in the National League Central Division."The Cardinals and us haven't even been close to healthy," Knight said. "I do believe that when healthy,...
Cities Study How Chicago Works to Fix Schools
When Mayor Richard M. Daley picked him to overhaul Chicago's ailing schools, Paul Vallas says, almost everything was wrong."No focus on academics at all," declares the professorial-looking schools chief. "Did you have cronyism? Did you have corruption?...
`Close-Knit' in World of Racing, Women Accepted as One of the Gang
Back in the old days of St. Louis International Raceway, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits would show up for the American Hot Rod Association's Gateway Nationals and refuse to acknowledge one of his top rivals.Shirley Muldowney, the Lady in Pink, was the first...
Cloud Ix? Improvements Have Been Made, but There Still Is Ground to Cover
At one time, a time not especially noted for its graciousness toward college women with a penchant for sports, Washington University allowed its female students opportunities to play field hockey, softball, volleyball and basketball."It was really sports...
Comet Project Yields New Medical Devices
Tiny devices to pinpoint the presence of stomach ulcers by testing a patient's breath may soon be developed by physicists designing instruments to land on a comet in 15 years.The detectors - built by the Open University's Planetary Sciences Research...
Commission Launches Inquiry with Reports of Gambling's Harm
A national gambling commission has begun its two-year mission by hearing from two politicians that the industry causes more harm than good.There also were early indications of differences on the nine-member commission, as the chairman's choice for executive...
Computers Crack National Code Test 72 Quadrillion Possible Combinations
Thousands of computer users broke a government-endorsed code that protects electronic money transfers. The good news is it took them four months to do it.When the code was finally broken, it revealed the message, "Strong cryptography makes the world...
Cruises
ASK cruise passengers about their shore excursions, and the comments often fall into two extremes: "great" or "terrible." We've had our share of both.On the irritating side was the excursion offered by Princess Cruises to Pampalona in Spain. The local...
Customs Crackdown in Europe
TOUGHER laws on trading in endangered animals and plants took effect in Europe this month, putting unwary tourists at risk of fines or imprisonment if customs inspectors find them possessing souvenirs that violate the new regulations.The European Union...
Cyber Cart Much Potential, Little Profit in 'Net Groceries
In launching its online grocery shopping service, which began last week, Schnuck Markets Inc. is investing heavily in a retailing method that is still highly experimental. Profits, if they come at all, could take a long time.Customers whose computers...
Decisions Due Soon on Mac Merger Pentagon and FTC to Act by July 1
Is McDonnell Douglas Corp. going to disappear with a bang or a whimper?The wagering among Washington's defense and merger experts is heavily in favor of the latter. They say federal authorities will accept the pending merger between St. Louis-based McDonnell...
Drive Time Deion's Determination Pushes Him to Stardom
The boobirds at Busch Stadium might have thought they were being good Cardinals fans Friday night whenever they filled Reds outfielder Deion Sanders' ears with noise.He'd come to bat, they'd boo loudly.He'd get a hit, they'd boo a little louder. He'd...
Driving Miss Baby: Tips for Hitting Road with Jr. for First Time
PEOPLE have been having babies for eons?Right.And they have been traveling for centuries? Uh-huh. So hitting the road this summer for the first time with your new son or daughter is going to be no big deal. Wrong, pacifier breath. Taking your wee one...
Dublin's Poor Resist Urban Horse Roundup
They gallop bareback through city streets, scruffy kids on scruffy horses, the slums of Dublin at their backs.Slum kids whipping slum ponies through a high-rise complex, home to 20,000 people.Ballymun. Dublin's drug capital. Home of the urban cowboys....
DUTCH DISCIPLINE: NEW CONSENSUS LET NETHERLANDS REVIVE ECONOMY Series: Balancing the Budget the Tradeoffs Fourth Part of an Occasional Series
ONLY IN THE context of western Europe could the Netherlands stand out as a profile in fiscal discipline.Here 735,000 workers, a tenth of the work force, are on lifetime disability payments that replace up to 70 percent of their pay. Job growth has depended...
EAST MEETS WEST: REUNIFICATION HAS COST GERMAN TAXPAYERS PLENTY Series: Balancing the Budget the Tradeoffs Fourth Part of an Occasional Series
IMAGINE THAT in the late 1980s, when the United States was already burdened with record deficits and uncompetitive industries, a decision was made to unite with Mexico.That's essentially what happened in Germany. West Germany was already struggling to...
EUROPE ON THE EDGE WHILE WE QUIBBLE OVER BUDGET-DEAL DETAILS, EUROPEANS EYE WITH ENVY OUR BOOMING ECONOMY Series: Balancing the Budget the Tradeoffs Fourth Part of an Occasional Series
WHEN GEORGE ORWELL wrote "Down and Out in Paris and London," one of this century's classic accounts of urban life on the edge, he was living on the Pot de Fer, a street just south of the Latin Quarter that he described as "a ravine of tall, leprous houses"...
Exploring Mastodons in Missouri Tourists Are Welcome to See History Unearthed at the State's Archaeology Sites
AT THE BASE of a limestone bluff, some 13,000 years ago, a young man plunged a crude spear into an elephant-sized beast.There's no way to know whether the hunter survived the hunt, but his stone spear point was found beneath the mastodon's bones.The...
Eye on You Store Sleuth Seeks Secrets Behind Shoppers' Decisions
Shopping sleuth Paco Underhill snoops till he droops in search of that special gleam in the consumer's eye.Shoppers around the country are tailed, their in-store routes mapped, their behavior filmed to the tune of 15,000 numbing hours of videotape a...
Family of Slain Parents Wins Probate Ruling, but Pain Clouds the Victory Mentally Ill Son May Never Stand Trial in the Stabbings of His Mother, Father
On a the morning of Sept. 19, 1994, Matthew McBride climbed out of a cab in front of a Glendale bungalow, went in through a back door, grabbed some knives from the kitchen and stabbed his parents to death in their bedroom.Close to three years later,...
FBI Director Freeh in the Crossfire
The FBI has come a long way from the days of J. Edgar Hoover. Some of this evolution has been for good, some for ill.Hoover was an autocrat and the FBI was his sacrosanct domain. No one dared to question him about his agency's policy or conduct. During...
Fewer Than 4 Miles Down the Road from Roger Penske's Gleaming
Fewer than 4 miles down the road from Roger Penske's gleaming new California Speedway stands a reminder that things weren't always so great in auto racing.A sign, peeling and fading, stands at what was the entrance to Ontario Motor Speedway, a superspeedway...
Fifth Place Just Another Jump Start for Johnson
Marc Johnson left a gold mine of track and field memories behind in Cheyenne, Wyo., when he moved to St. Louis last January."It was fun, and the community (of Cheyenne) was really behind me," Johnson said. "I didn't have a summer track team to work with,...
Film Festival Runs Gamut - Laughs to Tears Movies Offer a Look at Life from Jewish Perspective
FILMS depicting life from a Jewish perspective - some funny, some sad, some in English and some not - will be shown over the next eight days during St. Louis' second annual Jewish Film Festival.The festival opens Sunday with a premiere party from 4 to...
Filmland Flair at Opening of the New `Batman' Movie
IT'S not often you see Jane Fonda and Ted Turner making the Hollywood social scene. But they were part of the star-studded crowd who turned out to cheer on "Batman and Robin" the other night in Westwood and stayed on for the post-premiere wingding on...
Flyfishing for Smallmouth Can Bag Worthy Trophies
Flyfishing has always been glamorous. So has fishing for smallmouth bass. How well do the two mix?Not perfectly but pretty well, says one of the area's flyfishing authorities, Tom Timmerberg of Ballwin, who makes his living in the sport. Most serious...
FRENCH TWIST: HEALTH CARE SPENDING AND PENSIONS DEFY REFORM EFFORTS Series: Balancing the Budget the Tradeoffs Fourth Part of an Occasional Series
WHEN JEAN FRANCOIS GIRARD became director of the French health ministry, he removed a wall from his corner office so that he could enjoy the view not just of Montmartre and Sacre Coeur but of the Eiffel Tower, too.The view is priceless - like French...
From Politics to Paradise in Unusual Ozick `Novel'
THE PUTTERMESSER PAPERSA novel by Cynthia Ozick236 pages, Knopf, $23 ***** THIS IS ONE strange novel, but partly that's because it wasn't written as a novel. One finds, buried in the acknowledgments, that two of the five sections comprising this book...
Gay Music Comes out of the Closet `Club Verboten' Traces the Sounds of Bohemian Cultures
IS there a soundtrack to gay culture? The box set "Club Verboten" attempts to deliver just that with three discs devoted to the pop music realm and a fourth that focuses on classical musical selections. But ultimately, this set attempts something even...
Gay-Partner Benefits Far from Common Negative Publicity, like Disney Got, Is a Deterrent
When American Express Corp. began offering benefits to partners of its gay employees last year, it did so without fanfare. Even Bill Fritz didn't hear about it initially.That's saying something because Fritz, a certified financial planner in St. Louis,...
Gender Equity Gap in Missouri Preps: The Question Is Why?
Missouri's male high school athletes already had a one-sport advantage over their female counterparts when boys volleyball was approved as a state-sanctioned sport in 1996.The decision came without fanfare or fuss, but the addition by the Missouri State...
Gingrich Touts Gop Tax Bill; Congress to Vote This Week
Calling tax relief a "moral imperative," House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., urged Americans on Saturday to support the GOP version of a tax cut bill that Congress will vote on this week.In Saturday's weekly Republican radio address, Gingrich also promised...
`Go Write Your Little Letters'
To this day, church historians argue over the circumstances surrounding the appointment of Joseph Ritter as archbishop of St. Louis. A 50-year-old paper trail points to a determined woman's influence on the decision to desegregate Catholic schools in...
Guarding History: Activities of Units to Be Documented
In May 1898, about 84 men attached to Company C of the National Guard in Mexico volunteered when the call went out for America to fight Spain.The guard unit fought in World War II and Korea. In 1960, the local unit was called to help quell a prison riot...
Hoover Returns from Heart Surgery to a Big Victory
As mechanics hunkered over his ailing Funny Car a week ago, toiling to correct an uncooperative engine, Tom Hoover had a flashback.Two months ago, the situation was similar - but with one big difference: Hoover himself was the subject then.His heart...
Hostetler Skinned as an Ex-Raider
The Raiders release of Jeff Hostetler last week came as no surprise to anyone, except maybe the Raiders.Hostetler became superfluous in Oakland when the Raiders signed Jeff George in February, but the Raiders kept insisting they were not going to waive...
House Republicans Serve Up a Turkey
Of the large turkey of a tax bill now headed for the House floor, at least this much can be said: The astonishing gobbler unleashed by Bill Archer, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, would never have advanced if Newt Gingrich were still...
Hutu Boy Tells of Massacre in Congo Claims of Atrocities Could Hurt Kabila
Eight-year-old Michel Uwimana was found whimpering alone in the jungle, his bullet-wounded hand swollen like a balloon and oozing pus.For weeks, the Rwandan Hutu refugee shielded his face with the clenched hand and refused to talk. But as he started...
In-Depth Look at a Shallow Man Hawks Bio Depicts Sexism, Anti-Semitism
HOWARD HAWKSThe Grey Fox of HollywoodA biography by Todd McCarthy 576 pages, Grove Press, $35 ***** MY FRIENDS and I used to play a game while waiting for our Film 101 course to start. We'd make up film categories and choose the greatest in each. Our...
In Revved-Up Rehab, Fittipaldi Back Behind Wheel
Still on crutches, with a 14-inch steel rod in his right leg, Christian Fittipaldi is ready to climb back into his race car this week.Sunday's Budweiser-G.I. Joe's 200 will be Fittipaldi's first race since he crashed at 180 mph in the season opener April...
Interleague Is Nice; Let's See More of It
If it's nice to play a few teams inter-league in baseball, why not a lot rather than a little? All 15 instead of five.Each major, the National League and American, will take on a 15th member next spring, with Phoenix presumably joining the National and...
Investors Happy to Let Bear Stay Caged
The 2-month rally that sent stocks to records shows no signs of stopping.Fueled by optimism on earnings, low bond yields, barely perceptible inflation, and confidence that the Fed won't raise interest rates, the Dow Jones industrial average set records...
Italian Police Broaden Their War on Mafia from Arrests to Assets
Police sharpshooters take target practice on farmland that once belonged to one of Sicily's biggest Mafia landlords, Michele "The Pope" Greco.A mafioso's villa in rural Partinico has been converted into a spacious police headquarters. In Monreale, children...
`It Won't Stop': Routine Day on Bus Turns Tragic Crash Still Haunts Veteran Driver, Witnesses
As the bus idled during his first coffee break of the day, veteran Bi-State driver Leo Mayes offered some advice to his trainee, Nicola Ball.Try to relax, he told her. Don't worry about making every stop on time.Forty minutes later, Ball got flustered...
Kansas City, Kan., College Sticks to Its Urban Mission
Side by side against even America's smallest colleges, Donnelly College seems, well, small. Its campus is a single nine-story brick building, an old hospital gutted and rebuilt into a place of learning.But as social and academic missions go, Donnelly's...
Lambert Must Expand
The decision whether to expand Lambert International Airport is now in the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration, which is expected to issue a ruling this summer. It is essential the FAA give the go-ahead. Expanding Lambert is the most important...
Leaders Try Again at Earth Summit
Five years after pledging at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to save the planet from ecological ruin, world leaders are about to try again.As many as 70 heads of government are expected in New York this week for Earth Summit+5, a special...
Malone Vilified Unfairly for Finals Failure
It was bound to happen. It always does. Somebody had to be handed the blame.The unfortunate winner this time was Karl Malone.His first NBA Finals may have concluded Friday, as he feared. The defending champions walked off the court just as they walked...
Mayors Look to Regional Cooperation
The solution to nearly every trouble facing the nation's cities centered on regional cooperation, as mayors from around the country discussed their problems in San Francisco this weekend."It is clear that our jurisdictional boundaries are less relevant...
Mickey Mouse Is Only the Latest in Long List of Boycott Targets
Don't pout, Mickey Mouse. You're not alone.The Walt Disney Co., which the Southern Baptist Convention voted to boycott last week because of "gay-friendly" practices, joins scads of companies, states and even countries that have been boycotted in recent...
Militant Islamic Groups Make U.S. Part of Network Law Enforcement Calls Presence of Terrorists a Difficult Issue
At this moment, militant Islamic groups labeled by the State Department as terrorist organizations - Hezbollah, Palestine Islamic Jihad, Hamas and others - operate quietly within U.S. borders from New York to San Diego.These groups collect U.S. dollars...
Miracle on Ice? Constantine Has High Hopes for the Penguins
It was a team whose exploits captivated the nation, whose improbable run to a gold medal at the 1980 Olympics earned it a cherished place in this country's sporting lore.It was Herb Brooks and Mike Eruzione and Jim Craig.It was a collection of castoffs...
Missouri Memorabilia Helps Define Washington's Past
From former President Harry S Truman to the long-rumored ghost of a House speaker, the Missouri presence in the nation's capital runs from the concrete to the ephemeral.While it may take a few extra minutes to locate things of Missouri interest among...
MONSANTO FEELS THE WEIGHT OF EUROPE'S MANY GOVERNMENTS Series: Balancing the Budget the Tradeoffs Fourth Part of an Occasional Series
THE PAYOFF for tightening Europe's budget belt is supposed to be a common market and common currency that will stanch the loss of foreign investment and bring new business in.Monsanto Co., the St. Louis-based agro-chemical giant, isn't convinced.For...
Morality Play of Iran-Contra Walsh Recounts Efforts to Bring Bush, Reagan Officials to Justice
FIREWALLThe Iran-Contra Conspiracy And Cover-UpBy Lawrence E. Walsh 544 pages, Norton, $29.95 ***** THROUGHOUT this detailed account of the Iran-Contra affair of the Reagan-Bush administrations, Lawrence Walsh never drops the dispassionate tone acquired...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Not only is JOHN HENNING a thief, he also seems to be a dreadful collector.The Fort Atkinson, Wis., accountant was sentenced to eight years in prison last week for embezzling $179,000 from his employer, Miniature Precision Components Inc.Why did he do...
Move over, Generation X - Make Room for the Millennials Current High School Graduates Full of New Attitudes
Today's high school graduates face at least one more challenge than they probably even realize, sociologists and trend-spotters say: They are on the cusp of a new generation.Its name? The Millennials.That's right. Generation X is suddenly the older guys,...
Mr. Fixit Makes That Manly Call
I was walking through my bedroom on a recent Sunday morning when I suddenly had a feeling that something was wrong. I'm not sure how I knew; perhaps it was a "sixth sense" I've developed after years of home ownership. Or perhaps it was the fact that...
Murray Lost His Grip on Team and Players' Respect
It was one of the many team meetings the Flyers held during the season. Except this one was different. The Flyers were down three games to none to the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.Deep in the subterranean level of Joe Louis Arena, head...
Nicklaus Nearing Deal to Design Another Area Course
After finishing his work at the 97th U.S. Open, Jack Nicklaus said he could be doing some more work in St. Louis soon.The Nicklaus-designed, Jack Wolfner family-owned Stonewolf unofficially opened last fall in Fairview Heights to critical acclaim. Now,...
On Classical Side, `Club Verboten' Had Predecessors
SEVERAL similar CDs preceded the classical contribution to "Club Verboten." Teldec paved the way with an easy-listening series packaged with sexy black-and-white photographs. BMG then got into the action with "Out Classics," which guaranteed all their...
Orioles Come Alive after Clemens Exits
Baltimore got a break Saturday. The Rocket ran out of fuel.After Baltimore put up nothing but zeros against Roger Clemens and extended its scoreless innings streak to 25, B.J. Surhoff came through with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the eighth. That...
Paul Theroux: Politically Incorrect Travel Writer
PAUL THEROUX isn't an easy man to shock, considering the fact that he's more than a man about town - he's a man about the globe, the premiere travel writer for tours of Armageddon.This is what it takes to shock Theroux: a room full of people who look...
Pensions Were Key in Illinois Contract
Members of the largest state employees union have overwhelmingly approved a new labor pact that should open the door for improved pensions.More than 80 percent of the rank-and-file members of Council 31 of the American Federation of State, County and...
People
In its new issue, People mag is all over the couples beat:Theories abound on the breakup of BRAD PITT and GWYNETH PALTROW. But all sources agree on one point: There is no Other Woman. "Brad is not a womanizer," one friend says. "He always has one girlfriend."...
Pettitt's `in the Spirit' Ends Centerstage Season in Fine Style
Women CenterStage, the exciting new collaboration between the Center of Contemporary Arts and That Uppity Theatre Company, brought its first season to a fine conclusion on Friday and Saturday nights at COCA in University City with "An Evening with Peggy...
Pokey Reese at Shortstop, Curtis Goodwin in Center Field, Willie
Pokey Reese at shortstop, Curtis Goodwin in center field, Willie Greene in right, Aaron Boone at third base. . . . No, the Cincinnati Reds didn't celebrate a twisted "Turn Back the Clock" night Friday by fielding the kind of lineup you might have seen...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:COURT ACTIONSBismarck, Mo.: One of three men charged in the beating death of an eastern Missouri woman pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:COURT ACTIONSBismarck, Mo.: One of three men charged in the beating death of an eastern Missouri woman pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSt. Louis: Joseph Tracy, 44, of St. Louis, was accused Saturday of fatally shooting a friend who had been talking to Tracy's wife in a tavern...
Price Cuts Expected on Used Cars 3 Million Coming off Lease
The federal government reports that prices on used cars are creeping downward, but don't look for across-the-board price cuts here yet, major St. Louis car dealers say.Spokesmen for the Lou Fusz, Behlmann and Auffenberg chains, as well as for a major...
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