St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 4, 1995

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25 Women Presented at Fashionetta
AT THE 1995 Fashionetta Cotillion, 1,107 guests crowded the Regal Riverfront Ballroom on May 28 to watch 25 white-gowned and long-gloved debutantes presented.The party began at 4 p.m. with cocktails, followed by 4:30 p.m. dinner, after which the 25...
49-Year-Old Fencer Is Trying to Regain Her Old Touch
She is still the picture of what a fencer should be: whippet thin, graceful, and very, very quick.But Elaine Cheris is not trying to look like a world-class competitor.At 49, she is trying to be a world-class competitor, returning to form for the 1996...
50 Cents Find May Be Longfellow Manuscript
Mark Holmes had never heard of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow when he paid pocket change at a garage sale last year for what may be a manuscript of Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith."English Professor Dorothy Baker of the University of Houston says she...
5 Years Later, Inn's Still out Convention Hotel Plans Stalled
Five years ago last week, a city committee selected a group to build a $130 million Hilton convention hotel downtown.The city and the developers, however, failed to reach agreement on the amount of city subsidy. The next year brought another round of...
Adoption Effort by Foreigners Helps China's Abandoned Girls
A few months ago, tiny Emma and Kaitlin were nameless baby girls abandoned in central China's vastness by tradition-bound women disappointed at their failure to bear sons.Today they gurgle, coo and cry amid what by rural Chinese standards would be opulent...
A Good Report Card on Environment
A MOMENT ON THE EARTH The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism By Gregg Easterbrook 745 pages, Viking, $27.95 MIRACLE UNDER THE OAKS The Revival of Nature in America By William K. Stevens 332 pages, Pocket Books, $22</P><P>IN...
A New Season of Song
The Muny was the place that I, like so many St. Louisans, saw my first theatrical production. It was "The King and I." My parents took me, and from the minute the orchestra played the "Star Spangled Banner" to the poignant death of the King of Siam,...
`Angry White Male' a Comforting Myth
The Angry White Male, suitably capitalized to indicate that the menace has become a media-certified trend, stalks the land, or at least the land of the media. In the 10 years before the November election, there were 59 (Nexis) references to angry white...
A Pliant Press Ignores Investigators' Methods in Japanese Poisonings
Within hours after the first lethal gas fumes began poisoning people in Matsumoto last year, police had pinpointed a man who fit a likely criminal profile.Yoshiyuki Kono lived in the neighborhood where the fumes were set off. He had bottles of pesticides...
Armstrong Success Reflection of His Huge Drive to Win
Lance Armstrong is the kind of athlete that once was the norm in professional sport in the United States, the driven individual so compelled to succeed that he works on a weakness and turns it into a strength.For that reason, among others, Armstrong...
Arrest of Suspect Stuns His Neighbors Police Investigate 7 Restaurant Robberies
The news stunned his neighbors along upscale Wild Horse Creek Road. A man they recalled as a friendly member of a respected Chesterfield family had fallen from the ceiling of a pub and was a key suspect in a string of daring restaurant robberies."He...
Ashcroft Seeking Welfare Solution
For John Ashcroft, the freshman senator from Missouri, trying to reform welfare by reforming government management of it is like trying to cure lead poisoning by mandating a purer form of lead.The problem is not so much inefficiency as impersonality,...
Astros' Bagwell Hurts Maddux, Braves Again
Jeff Bagwell hit a home run and started the winning rally in the 10th inning with a single as the Houston Astros won their third consecutive game, beating the Braves 2-1 Saturday night in Atlanta.After Bagwell singled, Dave Magadan sacrificed him to...
At the Movies
NEW</P><P>The Bridges of Madison County (PG-13; 2:15): Clint Eastwood directs and stars in a generally effective, occasionally sublime, film version of the best-selling novel about a mid-life romance between a photographer (Eastwood)...
Before You Select Your Photographer
`THE LONGEST AISLE: An Offbeat Guide to Wedding Planning" is a paperback book with funny but valuable tips on weddings and photographers. The book, by Richard Mintzer, is published by Citadel Press and costs $9.95.In its chapter titled "The Big Steps,"...
Bet Cable Offers Month of Music Channel Tunes in to the Best of Black Culture and Performers
BLACK Entertainment Television is turning up the volume - figuratively - for Black Music Month in June.The BET cable channel celebrates jazz, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, reggae, funk and gospel music with specials focusing on such artists as Stevie Wonder,...
Black Rep's `Riffs' Closes Season in Style
The world premiere of "Riffs" is a delightful conclusion for the St. Louis Black Repertory Company's 18th season."Riffs" is a wise and funny work, certain to secure plenty of recognition for its author, Bill Harris. Moreover, the Black Rep's production,...
Blaming the Housewife Modern Feud Leads to Murder in Suburbia
THE LAST HOUSEWIFE A novel by Jon Katz 296 pages, Doubleday, $19.95</P><P>GIVING a 1990s twist to the classic American private-eye novel, Jon Katz has created a detective named Christopher "Kit" Deleeuw, who alternates sleuthing with...
Bosnia Puts Clinton in `Horrible Situation'
IN HIS SEARCH for solutions to Bosnia, President Bill Clinton sees plenty of risk but little political gain. He also sees little support for sending in ground troops, even from fellow Democrats.Pollsters say most Americans have little sense of what the...
Bosnia Tangle Grows Pilot's Downing Boosts Fear of a New Vietnam
The downing of an American fighter pilot over Bosnia-Herzegovina was a stunning stroke of bad luck for President Bill Clinton that could scarcely have come at a worse time.With Congress and the public already deeply skeptical about greater U.S. involvement...
Briefs
WORLD CHECHNYA Russian Planes Bombard Rebel Positions In South</P><P>Russian planes and artillery bombarded separatist positions in southern Chechnya Saturday, and the Kremlin prepared to send more troops to the mountains for an assault...
Briefs
WORLD CHECHNYA Russian Planes Bombard Rebel Positions In South</P><P>Russian planes and artillery bombarded separatist positions in southern Chechnya Saturday, and the Kremlin prepared to send more troops to the mountains for an assault...
Brotherly Love Philadelphia Becomes "Friendliest City in the U.S."
THREE RECENT EVENTS have brought a new respect and admiration for Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, nestled between the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers:The city was named the friendliest city in the United States by a readers' poll conducted by...
Building Bridges: Ecumenism Bringing Christian Churches Together
Fifty years ago, when she was a Catholic grade school student, Pauline Pearson visited a Protestant Sunday school in University City and surprised the teachers with her answers on the Good Book.They were amazed that Pearson, who'd accompanied a friend,...
Business Ponders No Commerce Dept
When Peter Bowe was at a decisive stage in negotiations to sell three of his company's dredges to the government of Indonesia, he turned for help to the heaviest hitter he could think of: the U.S. Department of Commerce. And Bowe says, the federal agency...
Carp Often Plentiful but Hard to Catch
The grass carp may be this area's last fishing frontier.Many lakes and ponds are populated by this beautiful, powerful fish. Some lakes and ponds, in fact, contain too many grass carp - a member of a large and distinguished family of fish that includes...
Center Honoring Young Peace Lover to Close
The center honoring the memory of Samantha Smith, the little girl who became an unofficial ambassadress to the Soviet Union, is closing down, a victim of post-communist instability.In its prime, the center promoted student exchanges between the United...
Church Offers Food for the Soul Upstairs, Restaurant Downstairs
The plates being passed in the basement of Unity Temple aren't for the weekly collection, but they are boosting church coffers - and filling the wallets of two young entrepreneurs.Last spring, Monica Jones and Sandi Corder opened a vegetarian restaurant...
Clinton Narrows Role in Bosnia U.S. Would Only Help Stranded Soldiers
Trying to allay concern about the potential use of U.S. troops in Bosnia, President Bill Clinton laid out narrow terms Saturday under which American forces would help U.N. peacekeepers regroup.Clinton said American troops would help restructure U.N....
Colin Powell Bears Responsibility for Unfinished Gulf War
It defies understanding why two innocent Americans, William Barloon and David Daliberti, continue to be held in an Iraqi prison without the slightest attention or concern here at home.Barloon and Daliberti were on their way to visit friends in Kuwait...
College Softball Controversy around Ucla's Tanya Harding
She hit hard and threw fast. And now she's headed back to Australia, taking with her the most valuable player award for leading UCLA to a record eighth NCAA women's softball championship.Left behind is the question: Did Tanya Harding's brief time as...
Colleges Promote Diversity, Ideas
YEARS AGO, WHEN I was a student at Washington University, I occasionally wondered if I were attending school in the Midwest.Washington University had a large contingent of students from the Northeast in general, and from New York in particular. I don't...
Community Spirit Led Kauffman to Buy Royals
For more than a decade, Royals owner Ewing Kauffman allowed the team to spend far beyond its means to compete. Such aggression is common in professional sports, where teams can serve as an extension of owner egos.But Kauffman was hardly a George Steinbrenner...
Costs of Traveling by Car Inch Upward
TRAVELING BY CAR this summer is going to cost 3 percent more than last year.The American Automobile Association says a family of two adults and two children will spend an average of $221.80 a day - $6.50 more than last summer - for meals, lodging and...
Daypro Has Been Key Drug for Searle
As a newcomer to the arthritis drug market, G.D. Searle & Co. had to make its presence known quickly or risk being swept aside in a tide of similar, competing drugs.The Monsanto Co. drug subsidiary achieved early success, and its experience illustrates...
Demon Love Enchanting Return to Magical Realism by Garcia Marquez
OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS A novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman 147 pages, $21, Knopf</P><P>IN "Of Love and Other Demons," Gabriel Garcia Marquez returns to the phantasmagoric style of his...
Detour: Cyberwire Dispatch Founder a Newsroom of 1 for 800,000 Readers
Brock Meeks surveys the information highways and byways. Then he writes it as he sees it and ships his words straight into the computers of his 800,000 readers with no intervening paper or editor.Meeks pounds out an installment of his CyberWire Dispatch...
Dinosaur Exhibit Has Teeth Much-Awaited Display Opens in New York
The dinosaur-loving public packed into the American Museum of Natural History this weekend to find drastic changes.The museum's apatosaurus, formerly known as a brontosaurus, has a new skull and a tail 20 feet longer. The tyrannosaurus, which used to...
Downed Pilot's Fate Is Unknown
Bosnian Serbs made contradictory statements Saturday about a downed American pilot's whereabouts, leaving his fate unclear. Video of his wrecked F-16 fighter jet, shot down over a Serb-held area of northern Bosnia, showed no sign of the pilot.The rebel...
Downed Pilot's Fate Is Unknown Serbs' Statements Are Contradictory
Bosnian Serbs made contradictory statements Saturday about a downed American pilot's whereabouts, leaving his fate unclear. Video of his wrecked F-16 fighter jet, shot down over a Serb-held area of northern Bosnia, showed no sign of the pilot.The rebel...
Earnhardt, Parsons, Petty in Talladega Walk of Fame
Three of the best drivers in Winston Cup history have been selected to be inducted into the Talladega Walk of Fame in July.Dale Earnhardt, Benny Parsons and Richard Petty were elected by a vote of racing fans to have plaques with their names placed in...
Ecumenism Builds Bridges among Christians Pope's Call for Unity Boosts Movement to Learn about - and from - Others
Fifty years ago, when she was a student at a Catholic grade school, Pauline Pearson accompanied a friend to a Protestant Sunday school in University City - and felt like she was from another world.The teachers were amazed she knew Bible stories. When...
Erma Bombeck
I TELL you how my life has been going lately. I'm so bored I sit around trying to figure out what it means that Prince Charles pecked Princess Di on both cheeks recently.Does this mean the monarchy is intact? Does it signify they both are overcome with...
Expo Hurls 9 Perfect Innings Martinez Allows Double in 10th but Wins Game
Montreal's Pedro Martinez became only the second pitcher in the major leagues to take a perfect game into extra innings, but he allowed a double in the 10th inning Saturday night in the Expos' 1-0 victory over San Diego.The only other pitcher to accomplish...
Fab 5
Back by popular demand? The Muny fare has been varied, indeed. St. Louis' most popular musical comedy theater still packs them in for the most traditional classics and hits.And why not? Where else can a patron sit, massaged by a breeze, eyed by a bright...
Facing Father's Day
Ties? Done to death. Sports gear? What a cliche. Books, music, computer accessories? Wasn't that last year, or maybe the year before?For gift-givers, Father's Day can be a form of torture.It's a simple fact: Men are almost always harder to shop for than...
Families Go Where the Lion Really Is King
IT HAS BEEN 2 1/2 years - a quarter of his young life - since 10-year-old Luke Patterson went on a safari in Tanzania with his family. But mention Africa, and Luke still gets excited."Tell about the baboons!" he shouts when he hears his mother talking...
Fire District, Schools, Cities Going to Voters Tax Proposals, Bond Issues, Annexations on the Ballot
In elections here Tuesday, two school districts and a fire district are resubmitting tax proposals, two cities are proposing annexations and another is seeking a bond issue and sales tax.Specifically:- Shady Valley Fire Protection District in Jefferson...
Fire District, Schools Seek Voters' Help Rollback Waivers, Bond Issue on Ballot
Two school districts and a fire district are asking voters to take a second look at tax proposals in Tuesday's election.The Fort Zumwalt and Windsor school districts want voters to waive all or part of the property tax rollback provided by Proposition...
Fishing Fair to Offer Tips on Angling
Anglers and would-be anglers can learn a lot about fishing at the ninth annual Post-Dispatch Family Fishing Fair next Saturday at Lake 34 at the Busch Conservation Area, Weldon Spring.The free event helps kick off National Fishing Week, an observance...
Flyers' Murray Keeps Team on Regular, Tough Schedule
Terry Murray is running another Flyers practice. It is kind of hard to tell.Murray hardly blows his whistle. And when he does, he barely makes the little pea inside it move. He often points a player to a spot on the ice by using the tip of his stick....
Forest Park: Working to Preserve City's Favorite Green Space
MORE THAN 500 women braved a raw, bleak Thursday morning, donned bright straw hats and set out to salute Forest Park at the annual luncheon of the Women's Committee of Forest Park Forever on May 25.Packing the pavilion high on the hill in Forest Park,...
From `Green Hell' to Benign Rainforest
TALES FROM THE JUNGLE A Rainforest Reader Edited by Daniel R. Katz and Miles Chapin 395 pages, Crown Trade Paperbacvks, $15</P><P>THE CLARION CALL to save the world's tropical forests is more than two decades old now, dating at least...
Giants' Williams Injures Foot, to Miss 6 Weeks
San Francisco third baseman Matt Williams, who began the day leading the National League in homers, runs batted in and batting average, broke a bone in his right foot Saturday and will be out at least six weeks.Williams was injured when he fouled a...
Gibson: Cards Aren't Doing Little Things
Back in baseball after 11 years, coach Bob Gibson, a Cardinals player first and only, doesn't particularly like what he's seeing from the birds-on-the-bat these days."We've got to play a lot better defense than we've been playing," said Gibson, brought...
Gingrich Attacks U.S. Policy on Cuba
Cuban exiles, who complain they were abandoned by the Clinton administration, cheered wildly Saturday as House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the president's policy was "confused.""President (Bill) Clinton, when he campaigned in 1992, was for libertad (Spanish...
Glass Ceiling Can Harm Firms, Too New Book Tells Just How Book at a Glance
Men who work with and for women, and women who work with and for men, should read Judy B. Rosener's book.Why? Because it is a straightforward and readable guide that will help each side understand the other's attitude about women in management.There...
Golden Years Marriage Gets Better as Time Goes by, University Researchers Report
If conflict and rancor now buffet your marriage, there's hope: A new study says that couples who manage to remain together learn to get along better as they age.The study - by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Washington and the University...
Grads, Don't Trip on Your Big Pants
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1995:I am especially pleased to be addressing you, the Class of 1995, because it just so happens that I graduated from Pleasantville (N.Y.) High School in 1965, which is exactly 30 million years ago.A...
Guerin, Brodeur Carry New Jersey Past Flyers 4-1
Bill Guerin scored twice and the New Jersey Devils outworked the Philadelphia Flyers for a 4-1 victory Saturday night in the opener of the NHL's Eastern Conference finals.Martin Brodeur, whose 1.25 goals-against average was the lowest ever after 10 playoff...
Harry Fender: Now He Is a Man for the Ages
HE had the opportunity to play one of the great romantic heroes in the history of the American stage, and he turned down the part, offered by producer Florenz Ziegfeld.When Harry Fender was buried last Wednesday, at the age of 98 (he'd have been 99 on...
Here's Hoping Cads, Ozzie Don't Split Up
In the ideal scenario, Ozzie Smith would surrender to the gradual physical erosion caused by 18 marathon seasons of glorious baseball.The Oz would take his spot at shortstop, on his magic carpet at Busch Stadium. He would grab a microphone and gracefully...
Hill Already Thinking about Flying Cards Coop
Ken Hill doesn't think he'll be back with the Cardinals next year, and he isn't all that sure he wants to be."There would have to be a lot of changes," said Hill, a righthanded pitcher who will seek his fifth consecutive win Sunday.For instance, he said...
Home Schoolers Bombard FTC in Behalf of Phonics Program
Once again, parents who teach their children at home are telling the government in no uncertain terms they won't tolerate any interference.This time, the thousands of angry phone calls, letters and Internet messages poured in because the Federal Trade...
Immigration Panel Set to Urge Closing the Door on Relatives
The Commission on Immigration Reform is expected to recommend to Congress within the next few weeks that it significantly reduce the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter the United States.Sources say the commission is planning to recommend the...
International Incident: Rams QB Is Injured in World League Game
When the Rams decided to send quarterback Jamie Martin to the World League for seasoning, this isn't what they had in mind.Playing for the league-leading Amsterdam Admirals, Martin suffered a broken collarbone in Saturday's 17-7 victory over London."The...
Israel-PLO Pact in Trouble as Self-Rule Deadline Nears
Israel, hinting at possible further delays in a key troop pullout from West Bank cities, said Saturday that problems remained as a July 1 deadline neared for an accord with the PLO.The PLO executive committee meanwhile called for international pressure...
Is This Heaven or Hollywood? No, It's Iowa
WINTERSET, IOWA, a tiny town in the physical and spiritual heart of the Corn Belt, already has endured a flood. Now, it's gearing up for a deluge.Fortunately, it has lots of bridges.Winterset, population 4,200, is the county seat of Madison County, Iowa,...
Jack R. Manning, 81; Retired St. Louis Fire Department Official
Jack R. Manning, former superintendent of equipment with the St. Louis Fire Department, died Thursday (June 1, 1995) of cardiac arrest at his home in Hillsboro. He was 81.Mr. Manning was "instrumental in modernizing firefighting equipment and transforming...
Just Wild about Harry's
Go a few blocks west of Union Station and look up. You'll see Harry's Restaurant and Bar, perched on a hill overlooking St. Louis."I used to come up here from Maggie O'Brien's and sit on the hillside with a beer and think, `What a good spot this would...
Kangaroo Courts Mizzou Bounces through an Australian Odyssey
It was Julian Winfield thrusting his arms in the air and shouting, "The world is ours" - and meaning it with every pore and fiber."That was really kind of how you felt," Winfield said.It was the Haley twins, for once parroting not only each other but...
Keep the Paper Buck
Most industrial nations have replaced their basic unit of currency - the pound, the mark, the franc and so on - with a coin. So why not the United States? That's what the House GOP budget resolution would do, to save money in the effort to balance the...
Kirksville Pitcher Blanks Herculaneum in 3a Final
The Herculaneum baseball team ran into quality pitching Saturday night, as they were shut out by Kirksville's Mike Scott. He allowed one hit and struck out nine in a 9-0 victory in the Class 3A title game at Simmons Field."He's the best we've seen all...
Lights, Cameras, Action
THIS PHOTOGRAPHER shot everything from pro football to exotic foreign landscapes and Playboy bunnies.Yet he welcomed the chance to do weddings.That's surprising, given Herb Weitman's stature as a camera artist, a venerable and widely respected photographer....
Local Artists Design a Garden Party
`THE SHOW is great," the soft-spoken receptionist says to you as you navigate your way through the Saint Louis Design Center's lobby."It is very cool," she adds.And you have to agree, even though a formidable-looking, stainless-steel elevator takes...
Moby: Study in Surprise
TO say Moby is not your normal everyday techno artist would be an understatement.In a music scene where most artists avoid the spotlight, Moby openly courts fame and popularity.Where most techno artists are static performers, quietly hiding behind their...
Morning Briefing
PAT C RENDEVOUS wants her shot to be the big dog.The marshmallow-munching greyhound, called "Rhonda" by her close friends, reeled off a world-record 36 consecutive victories last year at the Palm Beach (Fla.) Kennel Club - only to see that record fall...
Mozart Program Sparkles at Summerfest Opener
Each year at this time the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is split in half, and the two groups alternate between the pit of Opera Theater in Webster Groves and "Summerfest" at the Symphony's Community Music School in University City. "Summerfest" has...
NATO Still Seeking Post-Cold War Identity
THE NORTH ATLANTIC Treaty Organization, a consortium of the great powers of Western Europe and North America, kept the Red Army at bay for 40 years. Why is it treated so contemptuously by the Serbs in Bosnia?The bureaucratic answer is that NATO has...
Negative Action
California Gov. Pete Wilson claims his new push to overturn affirmative action programs simply rolls back what he called "misfired good intentions" of the last 30 years - including his own actions when he was mayor of San Diego and in the U.S. Senate....
New Yorkers Feeling Protective of Hawks That Love City Living
A crowd gathers on a city sidewalk, binoculars and tripod-mounted telescopes trained on a 12th-floor apartment window. Celebrity sighting? Crime in progress?Not quite.The window ledge is home to a family of red-tailed hawks - mother, father and three...
No. 1 Seed Fullerton Beats Stanford; Vols Trip Clemson
D.C. Olsen singled in the lead run in the bottom of the seventh, and All-American Mark Kotsay made it stand up in relief as top seed Fullerton State held off Stanford 6-5 Saturday in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.The meeting was the fourth between...
No Insurance against Vagaries of Health Care
MARK DORRIES HAD health insurance. So when the 33-year-old Affton man unexpectedly collapsed in his home earlier this year, there was at least one thing his wife didn't have to worry about.Or so she thought.Actually, in the beginning of the ordeal, Lisa...
Normandie Up to Its Knickers in Effort to Restore Past Glory
If you're a golfer who grew up in St. Louis, chances are you have made acquaintances with the green giant at St. Charles Rock Road.Normandie Golf Course - with arguments from Glen Echo Country Club acknowledged - is reputed to be the oldest course west...
Officials Warn Texans to `Hold Their Horses' on Concealed-Gun Law
Novices and experts alike may be "jumping the gun" on the new law allowing concealed handguns in Texas, officials warn.It's too early to pack concealed handguns, and it's premature for gun trainers to advertise, take deposits and claim to be certified...
O.J. Jury's Limbo: How Low Can They Go?
If they were pupfish or fringe-toed lizards, the jurors in O.J. Simpson's double-murder trial already would be protected by the Endangered Species Act.But as their numbers continue to dwindle, speculation has increased over what will happen if the number...
Olive Oil Study Leaves Doctors with Questions
A study that says eating olive oil may actually lower the risk of breast cancer has a lot of skeptics saying, fat chance.The medical community already accepts olive oil as a better dietary fat than butter, margarine or many other cooking oils.But what...
`Only Thing Better Than Music Is Sex' Girls in Band Quote Indicted Teacher
The Marching Bulldogs pep band was in full swing last October when a young man stormed into the football stands, pointed at band director Christopher Lizotte and exploded in anger."Stay away from her," the young man hissed. "Don't talk to her again."Lizotte...
Opening Scene
The Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, retold more broadly and given music and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, respectively, and re-titled "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," opens a week-long run on Tuesday...
Our Democracy's Splendid Continuity
IN OUR TOWN of Webster Groves, the big Fourth of July parade reminds many people of their democratic heritage. The flags, the bands, the patriotic floats, the veterans marching by - all these things, no different year after year, passing by us as we...
Pacers Try to Pull off Some Magic in Winner-Take-All Game
When the massacre at Market Square Arena ended, the Orlando Magic huddled in the middle of the court, like beleaguered frontiersmen circling their wagons. Suddenly, the young Magic had stumbled into new, formidable territory.The Magic is in a playoff...
Pacers Win 123-96 to Force a Game 7
No clutch comeback this time for the Indiana Pacers. None was needed.Reggie Miller's 28 first-half points overwhelmed the bewildered Orlando early, and the Magic never recovered as the Pacers forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with a 123-96...
Party Perfect
THE GOODMAN days at 35 Briarcliff in Ladue are ending as they should, with a party. On June 10, Ellen Goodman Lowenstein will lend her late parents' house to the AIDS Foundation of St. Louis for a gala benefit dinner dance. After that, the house is...
Patient with One Kidney Has Nothing to Fear
Dear Dr. Donohue: About three years ago, after having X-rays and a sonogram for stomach pains, my right kidney could not be located, to the surprise of the radiologist and myself. My family doctor had more X-rays and a cystoscopy done. Still no right...
People
Eerie coincidence: Actor CHRISTOPHER REEVE, paralyzed after a fall from a horse, had posed for a helmet-safety poster for the American Medical Equestrian Association and had volunteered to narrate a video on preventing head injuries.Director Robert Halmi...
People
Eerie coincidence: Actor CHRISTOPHER REEVE, paralyzed after a fall from a horse, had posed for a helmet-safety poster for the American Medical Equestrian Association and had volunteered to narrate a video on preventing head injuries.Director Robert Halmi...
Petty Shows off Rock Punk Heart He and His Band Hit Target with Fresh Songs - and Plenty of Energy
It has been a long three years, but rocker Tom Petty and his dynamite backing ensemble, the Heartbreakers, returned to Riverport Amphitheatre on Friday evening. Touring in support of "Wildflowers," Petty's second solo release, the band was in fine form,...
Point Man: Keenan Focuses on the Blues' Playoff Demise and His Team's Future
For 90 minutes on Tuesday, Blues general manager and coach Mike Luecking answered questions from Post-Dispatch hockey writer Dave Luecking. Keenan discussed the Blues' first-round playoff demise; the Curtis Joseph situation; the team's needs' and whether...
Politely Tell Your Roommate You Need Some Peace and Quiet
Dear Miss Manners: My roommate and friend, who has many wonderful qualities, makes a lot of demands on my attention. She loves to talk, and during the evenings after work, she tells story after story, many of them quite amusing.The trouble is, I'm starting...
Portrait of the Avant-Garde National Gallery Mounts a Huge Whistler Exhibition
JAMES McNeill Whistler, the 19th-century American painter, would stroll about the great cities of Europe with a monocle, a walking stick, a top hat, an arching mustache and a shock of white hair sprouting from his enormous, wavy, dark mane.To the public,...
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