St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 24, 1995

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3-Pointer at Buzzer Lifts Purdue Women by Bandy
Jannon Roland hit a 3-pointer as time expired and fourth-seeded Purdue stunned No. 1 seed Vanderbilt 67-66 Thursday night in Los Angeles to advance to the West Regional finals of the NCAA women's tourney.Lisa Ostrom missed the front end of a one and...
Ambush Seeks Final Leg Up on Kc One Victory in Final Two Games Clinches Top Spot for Playoffs
For most of the season, the Ambush's record has been the best in the National Professional Soccer League. Now, though, it's not good enough.Not good enough to win the National Division and clinch home-field advantage in the playoffs.Entering this weekend's...
American Neo-Nazi Leader Finally Caught in Denmark German Police Raid Homes of His Supporters
An American who has spread neo-Nazi literature across Europe was under arrest Thursday in Denmark, while German police seized weapons and propaganda in raids on 80 homes of his teen-age supporters.After a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe, Gary Lauck...
American Neo-Nazi Leader Finally Caught in Denmark German Police Raid Homes of His Supporters
An American neo-Nazi dubbed the "Farm Belt Fuehrer" was under arrest Thursday in Denmark, while police in Germany seized weapons and propaganda in raids on 80 homes of his teen-age supporters.After a cat-and-mouse chase across Europe, Gary Lauck of Lincoln,...
. . . and Now the Weather Will Movies about Balkan Bloodshed Move Westerners Already Inured to Televised Images of Atrocities?
THE gowns shimmer. The Strauss waltz begins. The figures sweep across the dance floor. The music suggests a world of heedless frivolity. But then the camera closes in.The faces of the dancers are swollen, gashed, suppurating, bloody. The thin smiles...
A New Equilibrium in Northern Ireland
It is important that both the IRA arms and the arms in the control of the loyalist organization should be removed. Traditionally when a struggle of that kind ends, arms are not handed off; they're just thrust away. In this case, there are reasons it's...
A Team Player, Tagliabue Isn't St. Louis' Enemy
THE COURT OF PUBLIC opinion is now in session. The court has been convened this morning to consider the case of Paul Tagliabue, commissioner of the National Football League.It has been brought to the court's attention that some St. Louisans have been...
A Warning to Parents: Inhalants Can Be Deadly
Dear Ann Landers: I am writing to alert your readers to a relatively unknown but deadly problem in drug abuse - inhalants.Inhalants include hundreds of common household products like paint, aerosols, cleaning solvents and gasoline. Increasing numbers...
Beep Talk Smart Pager Lets You Connect with Caller
Vicki Cohen's beeper lets callers who beep her talk to her right away - without waiting for her to call back."People like the fact that you don't have to call them back when they want to talk to you immediately," Cohen said. "It gives me the option of...
Before He Was Traded, Miller's Voice Was Heard
Kevin Miller had scored in all four games he played since being paroled from the press box, but he was scratched again for Wednesday night's game.When he found out Wednesday morning, he barked loudly three different times to various Blues personnel outside...
Blues Deal Miller, Get Elik
It took a month, but Blues GM and coach Mike Keenan finally filled Kevin Miller's trade request.Keenan sent Miller to the San Jose Sharks for center Todd Elik on Thursday night, exactly one month to the day after Miller went public with his request."I...
Briefs
IRAQ Diplomats Get To See American Detainees</P><P>For the first time, Iraq allowed Western diplomats on Thursday to visit two Americans held in custody since they strayed across the border 10 days ago.</P><P>The two Americans...
Briefs
SWEDEN Deportation Of Croatian Refugees Halted</P><P>Under fire from human rights groups and even a member of the royal family, Sweden on Thursday suspended the deportations of some 5,000 refugees from the Bosnian war. Swedish charities...
Briefs/region
EAST ST. LOUIS Judge Bars Interference With Video StoreA judge told East St. Louis officials Thursday not to threaten the owner of Mid America Video at 907 St. Louis Avenue, confiscate merchandise or interfere with the re-opening of the business in...
Briefs/region
ST. LOUIS COUNTY State Interest Renewed In Charbonier BluffThe Department of Conservation may step up efforts to acquire Charbonier Bluff on the Missouri River now that a plan to turn the land into a subdivision has fallen through. The department previously...
Briefs/region
ST. LOUIS COUNTY State Interest Renewed In Charbonier BluffThe Department of Conservation may step up efforts to acquire Charbonier Bluff on the Missouri River now that a plan to turn the land into a subdivision has fallen through. The department previously...
Brooks Can't Address Issue of Rams' Home
Rich Brooks got a call the other day from San Diego coach Bobby Ross. Ross wanted to know if Brooks' Rams would be interested in scrimmaging the Chargers during the preseason.Uh, Bobby. We're not sure where we're going to be this summer.At the moment,...
Can Air Jordan Inspire Stock Market Bulls?
Perhaps Michael Jordan's return to basketball is what the Dow Jones industrial average needs for the added boost to soar far into the rarefied air of 4000 and stay there.But then again, maybe that's not enough.This 1995 stock market has high ambitions...
Cards' Media Outlets Aren't Striking out with Advertisers
The largest St. Louis media outlets for Cardinals games say the prospect of replacement players starting the regular season hasn't had a big impact on their ability to attract advertisers.Remarks by radio station KMOX and KPLR-TV, Channel 11, contrast...
Casino Hopeful Would `Cruise' Man-Made Cove Its' Too Dangerous out in Channel, Says Contender for Leman License
Citing the possibility of collisions with Mississippi River barges, one of the bidders seeking to operate a riverboat casino at Lemay wants to "cruise" instead inside a small man-made cove."That's an extremely dangerous part of the river," argues Vernon...
Casino Hopeful Would `Cruise' Man-Made Cove It's Too Dangerous out in Channel, Says Contender for Lemay License
Citing the possibility of collisions with Mississippi River barges, one of the bidders seeking to operate a riverboat casino at Lemay wants to "cruise" instead inside a small man-made cove."That's an extremely dangerous part of the river," argues Vernon...
Chemotherapy Kills Health Writer Cancer Patient Received Four Times the Recommended Dose
When an award-winning health columnist for the biggest newspapers in the country got breast cancer, she went to one of the best hospitals in the world.The Boston Globe's Betsy Lehman wound up dead because of a huge mistake at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute."If...
Church Notes
Lenten Celebration</P><P>A "SONLIGHT" celebration is planned for each Wednesday in Lent at Faith United Methodist Church, 2950 Droste Road, St. Charles. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by kid-chimes, children's class, vespers and a video/discussion...
CIA Knew No Details of 2 Slayings, It Says Won't Discuss Charge That Guatemalan on Its Payroll Ordered the Killings
The CIA denied on Thursday charges by a member of Congress that it withheld information about the deaths in Guatemala of an American innkeeper and a Guatemalan rebel leader married to a U.S. citizen.But the CIA refused to address an additional charge...
Ciccarelli Helps Detroit Keep Winging
Dino Ciccarelli set up four goals and Mike Vernon made two key saves in the third period, helping the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-3 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.The Red Wings, first in the Western Conference, are 6-0-1 in the...
College Credits the First Gift for Baby Should Be a College Fund
Buying diapers. Paying for piano lessons, summer camp or braces. Saving for a down payment on a house.Any or all may pose a parent's most immediate financial challenges.But your child's college education - though it may be years away - is something you...
Computerized, Legal, Orwellian Mischief
Everyone knows computers and the people who operate them - make mistakes. Should those errors result in the loss of privacy and security? A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court says yes, in the latest ruling that expands the so-called good-faith exception...
Couple Fishing Snag the Body of Missing Woman
A couple fishing in the Busch Conservation Area snagged the body of a St. Charles woman missing since early Wednesday. Authorities identified the woman Thursday as Leslie K. O'Neal.O'Neal, 29, was a waitress at the Black-Eyed Pea restaurant in St. Charles....
Curtain Up on 8th Act of Show for Women Aimed at Working Women
With another year's worth of phone calls, contacts and handshakes behind her, Geri Kroon will bring the curtain up today on St. Louis' eighth Working Women's Survival Show.The show kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Cervantes Convention Center downtown, where...
Deadbeat Parents Targeted by House Lopsided Vote Pulls Licenses of Child Support Shirkers
The House voted Thursday to require states to revoke the drivers licenses and occupational licenses of parents who shirk their child support obligations. Approval of the amendment enabled Democrats and Republicans to reach a rare agreement in their fight...
Democrats Race to Put Together Alternative to Gop's `Contract'
As House Republicans rush to meet their 100-day deadline to vote on their Contract with America, Democrats are scrambling to put together an alternative vision for the 100 days yet to come.House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., said Thursday...
Disclosure of Lawyers' Bills Could Hurt Ladue Schools, Experts Say
A pair of municipal law experts say disclosure of the legal bills the Ladue School Board has run up in a federal suit with a Bible study group could hurt the school district financially.The lawyers said making the legal fees public could result in higher...
Disorder in the Court: Kato's Hair Turns Heads
A RIPPLE OF excitement swept through the nation's hairstyling salons this week. Kato was on the witness stand.As I've mentioned in the past, the O.J. Simpson trial will be remembered for having the most spectacular hair in the history of criminal law.And...
E. St. Louis School Board Votes to Send Layoff Notices to 440
The East St. Louis School Board has voted to send layoff notices to more than 440 employees, and a state-appointed Financial Oversight Panel has ordered the district to lay off even more.The board is giving "pink slips" to all its cooks, custodians,...
Experience versus Representation Fuels Race for Ward 2 Seat Incumbent Cites `Knowledge," Foes Say `Citizens Need Help'
Bill Conrey has just completed three years of service on the St. Charles City Council. He says he has learned a lot and thinks experience is the big issue in this year's election.With doubling and realignment of the city's wards, all 10 council members...
Fantasy for Sale: Hiding While Stripped Bare
"EXOTICA" Rating: R, nudity, sexual situations. Running time: 1:44.</P><P>THE world of upscale, sophisticated, strip-and-converse clubs and the people who patronize them - not to mention those who work there - is a strange and difficult...
Folkl Leads Stanford Past North Carolina
By The Associated Press Native St. Louisan Kristin Folkl scored 21 points as second-seeded Stanford advanced to the NCAA West Regional finals by defeating defending national champion North Carolina 81-71 Thursday night in Los Angeles.Stanford (29-2)...
Fontella Bass: Affirmation of Greatness
ALL STORIES about Fontella Bass begin with "Rescue Me," and this one is no exception.In 1965, "Rescue Me" was one of the biggest soul and pop recordings of its day, and it is still one of the most familiar standards of the last 30 years. Bass was young...
Former Officer from Venice Convicted of Raping Woman
A jury in Madison County on Thursday convicted former Venice police Officer Roland D. Wilson Jr. of raping a woman he had stopped on the street, a scheme that five other women testified he had used on them.Wilson, 25, was taken to the County Jail in...
From Lack of Respect to Expecting Too Much, Hogs Coach Does Flip
We are Nolan Richardson fans. We are perplexed.We listened to his bellows and shrill appeals for that abstract quality of "respect" last season. Aretha Franklin was the Razorbacks' patron saint. And now we hear this:"Sometimes, we put the coach up on...
Golden `Oldies' Maccoll Looks Back
TO MANY St. Louis pop fans, Kirsty MacColl became an overnight success two years ago when "Can't Stop Killing You," a single from her "Titanic Days" album, seemed to be playing non-stop on every radio in town.Actually, she'd had an airplay hit in most...
Gop Hopes to `Reinvent' Medicare Program
House Republicans will seek to "reinvent" the Medicare health program for the elderly to slow spending and transform the way beneficiaries get medical services, Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich, R-Ohio, said Thursday.The proposal might include provisions...
Hawthorne Takes Up for King George III
KING George III has gotten a raw deal from the history books, according to Nigel Hawthorne, who plays the British monarch in "The Madness of King George" and who is nominated for best actor in the Academy Awards."He never was a very popular king, and...
Hazards of Presidential Succession
An airplane crashes on the White House lawn; gunmen twice fire shots at the White House where the president and vice president maintain their offices. Fortunately Bill Clinton and Al Gore were not hurt; but suppose tragedy did befall our two top leaders....
Heavy Wait Ends Tyson about to Return, but to What?
The question of how good Mike Tyson will be as a boxer after three years in prison seems lost in the media madness surrounding his release this weekend.But the ability to execute world-class jabs and hooks ultimately is still what separates champions...
Heels Coach Didn't Give Ku's Williams a Leg Up
For a decade, Kansas coach Roy Williams was an apprentice to North Carolina coach Dean Smith. So it was a natural for Williams to seek the wisdom of Smith when the Jayhawks secured an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 berth against another Atlantic Coast Conference...
Heels Grind Down Georgetown Wallace Paces Carolina with 20 Points in 2nd Half
Rasheed Wallace wanted to make sure he didn't go home.He did that with a 20-point second half as second-seeded North Carolina advanced to the Southeast Regional final with a 74-64 victory over sixth-seeded Georgetown on Thursday night. Wallace finished...
Highlight-Film Jam Gives O'neal the Nod in Duel with Mourning
Shaquille O'Neal scored 34 points Thursday night, and his highlight-film jam over Alonzo Mourning during a 10-0 fourth-period run helped the Orlando Magic pull away to a 105-93 victory over the visiting Charlotte Hornets.The victory was the 50th of the...
Home Taxes Head for Roof County Assessments Up an Average of 3.4%
The rich got richer. But at a price - higher property taxes.That's the upshot of St. Louis County's latest residential reassessment.Countywide, single-family homes increased in value by an average of 3.4 percent since the last reassessment two years...
Horn, Distance Events to Lead Way for Girls
For years, the Francis Howell High girls dominated track and field in St. Charles County.Not anymore."I used to call it our little bit of magic, that tradition that seemed to keep us going from year to year," coach Steve Miller said. "Some of these seniors...
Hot Spurs Keep on Rolling Up Victories, despite Loss of Rodman
David Robinson scored 22 points and Vinny Del Negro added 19 Wednesday night as the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth in a row, beating New Jersey 102-85 in East Rutherford, N.J.The Spurs, playing their second game since Dennis Rodman separated his right...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. DON'T MISS Kirsty MacColl, Mississippi Nights, Sunday, March 26Kirsty MacColl has written some...
Howling in Ladue? It Might Be Coyotes
NOW, HEAR THIS: Ladue Police Chief Calvin Dierberg is hot on the trail of coyotes in that West County territory. Chief Dierberg confirmed that he has telephoned residents to see if they've spotted the varmints. "I'm taking a survey," said Dierberg. He...
Hurricane `Blew' Duncan onto Court
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Jerry West turned some heads recently when he bestowed the title of best college player in the nation on an 18-year-old who has been playing basketball for just five years, most of them on a Caribbean island.In just...
In the Running Questions Hold Keys to How Boys Squad Will Do This Year
The Francis Howell boys track and field team has some talent. But will it have enough?"We were second in the conference last year and I'd hope to do at least that well this year," Vikings coach Steve Miller said. "But at this point of the season, it's...
Japanese Find More Chemicals at Cult Facility Authorities Want to Question Leader about Subway Attack
Police found more dangerous chemicals Thursday at the headquarters of the Aum Shinri Kyo, or Sublime Truth, cult.Now police want to question Sublime Truth's missing leader on suspicion of planning Monday's gas attack on Tokyo's subway system in which...
Jordan's Return Sends Ratings through the Roof
Michael Jordan's return to basketball gave NBC a slam-dunk on the competition from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Jordan's comeback, in which his Chicago Bulls lost in overtime to Indiana, was the most-watched National Basketball Association regular-season...
Just Don't Call Them Censors
REMEMBER Priscilla Goodbody?She was the fictional, invisible network censor trotted out every time Johnny Carson wanted to take a jab at the prim and proper Broadcast Standards and Practices office at NBC. She was a humorless schoolmarm type who objected...
Keenan Takes Blast at Brass He Says Upper Echelon Puts Marquee Value before Performance
Mike Keenan is going after bigger game.Not content just to rip his players after another loss - which he did Wednesday night in Calgary - the Blues' coach and general manager then lambasted his bosses.Without mentioning them by name, Keenan took a blunt...
Knight, Stewart Share the Prize for Poor Sports
Chances are Indiana coach Bob Knight isn't exactly shaking in his wading boots about the NCAA's investigation into his profanity-laced outburst at a West Regional postgame news conference Friday.Knight, as well as Missouri's Norm Stewart, two of the...
Leaders Speak on Effort to Form Christian School District
David Kurr, assistant principal of Pattonville High School, opened his talk this week by saying, "We should pray for our comrades in the trenches of the public schools."Kurr will be principal of the Living Word Christian High School, scheduled to open...
Limping Wallace Puts the Hurt on Georgetown
Rasheed Wallace limped down a long hallway, looking like a tree about to tip over, but managed to stay upright until he wobbled into the North Carolina locker room.Wallace flopped on the trainer's table for quick, postgame treatment. The medic made...
Loss to Flames Ends Dismal Trip for Wobbly Blues
The Blues, for two periods Wednesday night at the Olympic Saddledome, found a new way to regress.It was a throwback to the bad old days, before general manager and coach Mike Keenan made them bigger and presumably tougher.The new Blues let the Calgary...
Man Who Killed Woman Was Mentally Ill, Lawyer Says
When Michael Roberts murdered Mary Taylor in Jennings, he was suffering from a mental illness he'd had ever since his parents found him sitting naked on a rooftop as a 5-year-old, his lawyer told a jury Thursday."Something clicked in his head" when he...
Master Carpenter Fatally Shot during Backyard Robbery Try
For 30 years, William Franklin was a master carpenter, a man who could fix almost anything.On Thursday, Franklin, 53, was doing what he did best, working on a duplex in the 2100 block of Harris Avenue across the street from O'Fallon Park.Four young men...
Material Offers Hope for Bone Breaks
A chemical compound that looks like toothpaste but hardens into artificial bone within hours is streamlining the treatment of fractured limbs and offers new hope for aged, fragile bones.The compound, now in experimental trials at 12 American hospitals,...
Morning Briefing
California Quake Rocks Sears Chairman's Bonus</P><P>Last year's California earthquake knocked $1.57 million from the bonus of Sears, Roebuck & Co. Chairman Edward Brennan. Allstate Corp., the insurance firm 80 percent owned by Sears,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:</P><P>I don't know if REGGIE LEWIS was on drugs. But after watching them play, I'm pretty sure the rest of the Boston Celtics are.</P><P>I'm becoming a "Smokin' Joe" JUMONVILLE fan, and I don't care who knows it.</P><P>It's...
Muriel's Revenge - to Tunes of Abba
"MURIEL'S WEDDING" Rating: R, language. Running time: 1:47.</P><P>`MURIEL'S WEDDING" is a charming bit of Australian fluff, the brisk, slightly racy tale of an overweight, unpopular girl who finally extracts herself from the oppressively...
Nixon Accuses Casino Executive of Lying on Application
Attorney General Jay Nixon filed criminal charges Thursday against Bruce F. Becker, the president of Capitol Queen & Casino Inc., accusing him of making false statements on an application for a license to operate a riverboat casino in Jefferson City.Nixon...
Open Up Columbia Bottoms
The city of St. Louis has a wonderful chance to give its own residents and the residents of North County a premier park with a rich history. The area in mind is Columbia Bottoms, 4,800 acres of floodplain defined by the meeting point of the Missouri...
Penn State Overcomes Iowa Lead
Pete Lisicky hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds to play and Rahsaan Carlton turned on his offense for the second successive game Thursday night, sending visiting Penn State past Iowa 67-64 and into the NIT semifinals.The Hawkeyes (21-12) squandered an...
People
It's all blue skies for WILLIE NELSON. A judge in Austin, Texas, says the singer was the victim of misjustice when cops searched his car and found less than an ounce of marijuana.Judge Michael Gassaway ruled that police had no business searching Nelson's...
Perkins Steps Up to Lead Vikings, Build on Tradition
The Tony Perkins era at Francis Howell High is off and running.Perkins is the new baseball coach at Howell; he takes over for longtime coach Terry Kasper after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach. Kasper resigned to take an administrative...
Players, Owners Need to Put Baseball in Perspective
On Monday, Dave Graybill of the Seattle Mariners' replacement team pitched two scoreless innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs. Ten hours earlier, Graybill, who's also a full-time firefighter in Glendale, Ariz., helped rescue badly burned 18-month-old...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis: A man wearing a "Lone Ranger" type mask robbed a Roosevelt...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:ACCIDENTSSouth County: Douglas Schroeder, 23, of the 1200 block of Enderbury Drive...
Political Leader's Slaying Embodies Mexico's Intrigue
LUIS DONALDO COLOSIO finished the last speech of his life and descended from the makeshift podium of a pickup truck into the chaos of a campaign rally in a Tijuana shantytown. The crowd pressed around the presidential candidate, jostling his entourage...
Principal Who Was Removed Is Reassigned
The Francis Howell School Board has set up a new job for the principal it removed from Hollenbeck Middle School.The board voted 4 to 2 in a closed session March 16 to name Jim Lange as director of planning and technology. Members Carol Stampley and Catherine...
Recordings
"ON THE ROCK"Israel Vibration (RAS)"On the Rock" finds this unique harmony group in top form once again.The three members of Israel Vibration - Apple (Albert Craig), Wiss (Lacelle Bulgin) and Skelly (Cecil Spence) - are one of Jamaica's greatest vocal...
Reformers' Message: If You Are on Welfare, Having Babies Is Wrong
Back in 1987, Marion Barry, then as now the mayor of Washington, was touring a homeless shelter when he encountered Jacqueline Williams, a woman with 14 children. "Why don't you all find me a better place to live?" she demanded. "Why don't you stop having...
Republicans Follow Clinton's Script
More than a decade ago, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., did a comedy routine in which he described his onetime Harvard student and live-in babysitter, David Stockman, as a Democratic saboteur cleverly infiltrated into the heart of the Reagan administration.At...
Russian Commodity Market Trainees Amazed in Grain Elevator Visit
The first thing Vladimir Totsky noticed when he visited an Illinois grain elevator last week was the lack of guards or fences.Totsky is in charge of the commodity futures contracts department at the Moscow Commodity Exchange. He and nine other Russians...
Search Goes on for Leader of Japanese Cult More Ingredients of Nerve Gas Found at Sect's Headquarters
Japanese police resumed their search of the Aum Shinri Kyo, or Sublime Truth, premises near Mount Fuji today and sought Shoko Asahara, the cult's founder, for questioning.Police discovered more sodium fluoride, a necessary ingredient for sarin nerve...
Senate Moves toward Passage of Presidential Line-Item Veto
The Senate moved Thursday night toward passage of a bill giving the president the authority to nullify individual items from big spending bills.The line-item veto bill also would give the president power to veto some tax breaks favoring individuals or...
Senate Passes Bill Giving President Long-Sought Line-Item Veto
The Senate passed a line-item veto bill Thursday night that makes it easier for presidents to kill spending programs, ceding much of Congress's historical power over the nation's purse to the White House.Republicans hailed the 69-29 vote as another victory...
Senator Urges Women to Fight for Their Rights
Attacks on affirmative action threaten to roll back gains woman have made in the work force, Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., said Thursday."Ladies, we are at a crossroads," Braun told representatives of the American Association of University Women....
Social Workers Urged to Oppose Gop Cuts
The nation's 160,000 social workers should speak out about the proposed cuts in welfare, crime prevention and child protection programs, the head of the National Association of Social Workers said here Thursday.Sheldon R. Goldstein, executive director...
Special Schools, Panel Urge Separate Vo-Tech District
The Special School District of St. Louis County and a special committee recommended Thursday that the federal court establish a separate new city-county district for vocational-technical education.Doing so would take that role from the Special District,...
Sports Shorts
Rison Tells Newspaper He's Headed To Browns</P><P>Andre Rison has committed to the Cleveland Browns, striking a $17 million, five-year deal that makes him the highest-paid receiver in National Football League history, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
Stick with Counseling in Painful Divorce
Dear Abby: I am in so much pain I don't know where to turn or what to do. Please help me.I am 46 years old. I've been married 23 years, have two teen-agers, and my husband wants a divorce. I just found out he has somebody else.Our divorce will be final...
Study Continues toward Goal of an Aids Cure
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 15-year-old. Both of my parents are infected with the AIDS virus. I am worried about them and their later years. I wonder if all the money raised for AIDS is being put to research or only into doctors' paychecks.You and your...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY Hank Williams Jr.: A few thousand of Hank's rowdy friends will be dropping by the Fox tonight. The crowd is just as much fun as the show at a Hank Williams Jr. concert, and the show's plenty...
`Sublime Truth' Has Strange History
FORMER FOLLOWERS and investigators of the apocalyptic Aum Shinri Kyo Buddhist cult describe filthy, bizarre and cruel conditions in its compounds and communes in Japan and Russia."It appeared that many young people were affected by their preaching, some...
Talent, Experience Brighten Prospects
Mike Gibbons, girls soccer coach at Francis Howell High, has never had a team with more talent. But . . ."There's no doubt that this is the best team we've ever had," the coach said. "But I said the same thing last year. And the year before that. Girls...
Technology Stocks Pace Climb to New Highs
Stocks rose to new heights Thursday as technology issues surged amid renewed confidence their profits will keep growing even if the economy slows, traders said. International Business Machines Corp. led the rally.The Dow Jones industrial average rose...
Temporary Jobs, Lasting Effect
EAGER YOUNGSTERS file into the cafeteria of the Wohl Community Center on North Kingshighway, eyes bright and full of hope.They're here for interviews for the summer jobs program in the city. Some 4,000 young people ages 14 to 21 have applied for 1,200...
Thomas' Goal Enables Isles to Pad Home Hex
Steve Thomas scored the only goal of the game as the New York Islanders topped the New York Rangers 1-0 in a National Hockey League game Thursday night.The Islanders stopped a losing streak at five games.The Rangers' regular-season futility continued...
Trial of O.J. Simpson Focuses on Mysterious Dark Knapsack
Brian "Kato" Kaelin, O.J. Simpson's house guest, testified Thursday about a black knapsack that suddenly appeared on the driveway of Simpson's home on the night his ex-wife and her friend were murdered.Kaelin, a struggling actor propelled into the spotlight...
Two Will Steer Hospital through Health-Care Reform
The two candidates to be elected to the Lincoln County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees will face the challenge of steering the hospital through health-care reform.The 72-bed Lincoln County Memorial Hospital has annual operating expenses of $12 million,...
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