St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 7, 1995

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80 Minutes Not Enough Time for Blackhawks, Red Wings
The ice at the United Center remained clean on Tuesday night.Not one octopus slipped through the security to slime the United Center as the Chicago Blackhawks tried to get back into the Western Conference Finals on their pristine home ice.At the end...
Agassi Not So Hip in Upset French Loss Russian Kafelnikov Capitalizes on Injury
A painful hip and a powerful opponent were too much for Andre Agassi in his latest quest for a first French Open championship.The top-ranked Agassi, who injured his right hip in the first set, was upset by Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 on...
A Lotto Luck Enabled Magic to Hit Jackpot
They are a young and restless team, having come of age in the era of MTV, video games and rap music. Their talent was largely accumulated through the luck of the bouncing ping-pong ball in the NBA draft lottery.The Orlando Magic franchise is only 6 years...
Anti-Terrorism Bill Gets Boost Clinon Accepts Gop's Limits on Appeals
Anti-terrorism legislation inched toward a Senate vote after President Bill Clinton reversed his position and accepted the GOP goal of including in the bill limits on appeals by death row inmates.The Senate had planned to vote on the full bill Tuesday...
Anti-Terrorism Bill Gets Boost Clinton Accepts Gop's Limits on Appeals
Anti-terrorism legislation inched toward a Senate vote after President Bill Clinton reversed his position and accepted the GOP goal of including in the bill limits on appeals by death row inmates.The Senate had planned to vote on the full bill Tuesday...
Appeals Court Upholds Cable TV Regulations
A federal appeals court upheld on Tuesday regulations that have held down cable television rates and saved customers $3.5 billion nationwide since 1993.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Federal Communications Commission's...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Spending-Cut Bill Goes To The Oval Office</P><P>The Republican Congress on Tuesday sent its $16.4 billion spending-cut bill to President Bill Clinton, who has promised to impose his first veto.</P><P>The...
Budget Cuts and Stormy Skies
Jesse Helms, meet your constituent, Tom Karl. Karl is senior scientist at the National Climatic Data Center in your home state of North Carolina. He's been among the most reserved of leading climatologists about the likelihood of greenhouse warming.No...
Budget Draft Calls for Dip into Reserves
For the first time in his 11-year tenure, Associate Superintendent Edward K. Katcher said he prepared a deficit budget for the Fort Zumwalt School District.While the district cannot by state law incur a debt, Katcher said the budget starting in July...
Cardinals Win Their 1st Game at Coors Field
The Cardinals were bludgeoned 43-17 in a four-game series the last time they ventured into mountain country. Monday night, they found new Coors Field much more hospitable than that old death trap of Mile High Stadium.Facing his old team for the first...
Cards Slip Up, Tumble Down Colorado Slope
Besides the obvious - their starting pitching - the Cardinals defense has been the most disturbing part of their package this season.The Cardinals withstood two bungles in the infield in the seventh inning but were doomed by reliever Jeff Parrett's error...
Cause of Silk Exchange Fire a Mystery No Proof, but Police Suspect Blaze Was Set
Getting to the cause of a fire that destroyed a 94-year-old vacant office building downtown early Tuesday had two big problems:The perilous condition of the spot where the fire began.The conflicting stories of the vagrants who had been using the building...
Cause of Silk Exchange Fire a Mystery Police Suspicious of Homeless Who Occupied Building
Getting to the cause of a fire that destroyed a 94-year-old vacant office building downtown early Tuesday had two big problems:The perilous condition of the spot where the fire began.The conflicting stories of the vagrants who had been using the building...
Charting Triumphs Help Kids Focus To-Do List for Preschoolers Was a Brainstorm
IT'S BEEN A WHILE, but Dana Holtzman Feldman vividly remembers what it was like to get her son, Jeffrey, ready for nursery school.First, Jeffrey would get dressed. Then he would brush his teeth - soaking his shirt. Then he would realize that he had to...
Chips Fall Where They May and Powers Cashes in Big
The saying is you drive for show and putt for dough. There was no cash on the line Tuesday for Jack Powers, but his devastating short game won him a trophy, a gold medal and considerable admiration as he captured the Metropolitan Golf Association Senior...
Cleveland Stays Hot; Kirby RBI Trips Tigers
Wayne Kirby's bases-loaded grounder in the eighth inning snapped a tie and boosted the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.The victory was the Indians' ninth in their last 10 games.Eddie Murray led off the inning...
Clinton: Welfare Bill Would Hurt Young Gop Plans Would Mean Big Cuts in Aid, He Says
If Congress transfers federal welfare dollars to the states, legislatures in some probably will divert the funds to other purposes, President Bill Clinton contended Tuesday.He said welfare reform would almost certainly come out second best.Clinton told...
Corps Scraps Missouri River Plan Commercial Traffic Gets 2-Year Reprieve
After criticism from both environmental groups and barge operators, the Army Corps of Engineers has decided to scrap its management proposal for the Missouri River and go back to the drawing board.The decision means at least a two-year reprieve for commercial...
Definitive Documentary on Teen-Ager Anne Frank
BEFORE Steven Spielberg turned Hollywood's megawatt glare on Oskar Schindler, the unlikely Holocaust hero was the focus of documentary film maker Jon Blair's award-winning "Schindler."So it made sense that Blair should be approached to detail the life...
Divers Recover Body of Teen Search Continues for Missing Girl
Divers crawling slowly through a flooded cornfield in Jersey County recovered the body of a teen-ager Tuesday, two days after he and a friend were swept away while wading near the Illinois River.The body of Scott Isringhausen, 16, of Rosedale, was found...
Dole Is Playing Cultural Politics
Bob Dole's debut as a music and movie critic won him applause in all the right places, but produced the usual yield of philosophical confusion.Most observers are elated by Dole's assault on Oliver Stone's "depraved" movie "Natural Born Killers" and on...
Dow Hits Record on So-So Day for Stocks
U.S. stocks were mixed Tuesday amid gains in retail and health-care shares and losses in technology issues. Expectations that falling interest rates will improve the outlook for corporate profits gave stocks a boost.Retail shares climbed as some chains...
Drug Trade and the Law Lawyers Jittery over Miami Case
A COCAINE investigation that snared six defense lawyers highlights the growing pressure on Miami's "white powder bar," where lawyers can make millions defending clients in the drug trade.Some are getting out, taking on lower profile and less wealthy...
Durbin Makes It Official: He's Running for the Senate
Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said Tuesday that he would run for the Senate, adding the first ingredient to what could turn into a bitter Democratic stew to retain the seat being vacated by Paul Simon.David Wilhelm, former chairman of the Democratic...
Durbin to Make Run for Senate Primary Field Might Be Packed
Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said Tuesday that he would run for the Senate, adding the first ingredient to what could turn into a bitter Democratic stew to retain the seat being vacated by Paul Simon.David Wilhelm, former chairman of the Democratic...
Edgar Drops Fight against Motor Voter Law, for Now
Illinois will implement the federal motor voter law aimed at making voting registration easier, backing off its legal fight against the federal government, Gov. Jim Edgar said Tuesday.Edgar issued a statement saying the state wouldn't appeal its case...
Education Aid under Siege
Richard Riley, the secretary of education and former governor of South Carolina, is one of the most decent and dedicated public servants of our time. He is engaged at the moment in a two-front war, trying to save key school programs and the life of the...
Eeoc Urges Mac Workers to Sit Tight Commission Rejects Pay Offer
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is urging about 470 workers who were laid off from McDonnell Douglas Corp. to ignore the company's effort to settle age-discrimination claims individually.The commission said the $5,000 payments that McDonnell...
Fast Stock Settlement System Is Set Today T+3 Gives Investors 3 Days to Pay, Collect
After six years and millions of dollars in new technology, U.S. brokerage firms and investors alike will adopt one of the world's fastest stock settlement systems today.Under the new rules, the first changes in U.S. settlement procedures since 1968,...
Federal Trial for Decaro Could Start in August
Richard DeCaro could go on trial as early as August on federal charges that he hired a hit man to murder his wife.DeCaro, 33, of Florissant, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of murder for hire, murder conspiracy and mail fraud in the shooting of...
'Fessing Up: Ben & Jerry's on Hotseat
Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc. is the last company many would suspect of stretching the truth.The ice-cream maker prides itself on social and environmental responsibility, so much so that it devoted a flavor - Rainforest Crunch - to saving the forests.For...
Flag-Burning Episodes Rare, but Debate Rages Issue Ripe for Use in 1996 Race
SUPREME COURT JUSTICES don't shout out loud very often while discussing business, but Walter Dellinger remembers it happening in 1968. At the time, Dellinger was a law clerk for Justice Hugo Black, who joined Chief Justice Earl Warren in pitching an...
Florida State Bounced despite Record Hitting
Despite getting a series-record three home runs from J.D. Drew and two from Doug Mientkiewicz, Florida State was eliminated from the College World Series after losing 16-11 to Southern California on Tuesday.The victory moved the Trojans (47-20) into...
For Its Residents, Vacant Building Was Shared Haven
Martha Moore would be the first to admit that the old office building wasn't exactly the Ritz.But it wasn't the street either.And the price was right.Everybody had his own room, she said. And while the rooms had been stripped bare of furniture, the floor...
Franchises Given for Kansas City, Dallas and Denver
The latest effort to field a first-class soccer league in the United States completed its franchise lineup today by adding teams in Dallas, Kansas City and Denver and announced the signing of Mexico goalie Jorge Campos to play in Los Angeles.Alan I....
Freed Soldiers Cross into Serbia Security Official Expects Remaining U.N. Hostages to Be out Soon
Two buses carrying 108 U.N. soldiers freed by the Bosnian Serbs crossed into Serbia early today.The freed hostages are soldiers from Britain, France, Ukraine and Spain. And yet, about 150 U.N. soldiers remain in Bosnian Serb hands, and about 180 others...
Ft. Zumwalt Voters Say No Again to Tax Hike
Voters in the Fort Zumwalt School District rejected a tax proposal for the second time this year on Tuesday. However, students won't see the decision's negative impact immediately, said Superintendent Bernard DuBray.Almost 60 percent of Fort Zumwalt's...
Gender Styles Clash on the Internet
CONSIDER the Yo alert.Yo?Yo. Subscribers to ECHO, a small online service based in Manhattan, use the greeting to signify important messages when they converse with one another via computer. But there's a difference between those who Yo and those who...
Gop Draws $7.3 Million in Donations Election Success Fuels Rise in `Soft Money'
From Fruit of the Loom to the NRA, contributors have given $7.3 million in "soft money" to the Republican National Committee in the first four months of 1995.That's close to the $10.5 million in soft money the party raised for all of 1993, when it encountered...
Great Scott! Stevens Taking Charge Early against Flyers
They came at him in droves, each taking their shot at Scott Stevens.This was after the Devils' 5-2 throttling of the Flyers on Monday night, after John LeClair had left a welt the size of a golf ball underneath the defenseman's right eye, after Eric...
Griffin Signals End to His Reign Jousting Is on to Replace Speaker
House Speaker Bob Griffin has told those running to succeed him to fire up their campaigns because he probably won't be speaker next January.A showdown over who will get what's considered the second most powerful position in state government - behind...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer sports camps have been scheduled:Duchesne High will conduct a number of camps. Camps are directed by the Pioneer coaching staff, collegiate athletes and former players. Cost for each camp is $40.Camps will teach appropriate techniques...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.0 grade point average to make the honor roll.The following students are on the third quarter honor roll:Eighth GradeJennifer Adams, Brandy Aiello, Stacey Allen,...
How to Make a Tie Dad Will Love
HERE'S A NECKTIE your kids can make that I guarantee won't be a run-of-the-mill Father's Day gift this year.Dad, or someone special the kids like to remember on Father's Day, will love this humorous tie that will stand out from all the rest!Help your...
Ibm Seeks Lotus Changes Wants to Seat a New Board after Takeover
International Business Machines Corp. is seeking to oust Lotus Development Corp.'s board as part of a $3.3 billion hostile takeover bid for the No. 3 software maker.The company launched a $60-a-share offer for Lotus, stunning the computer industry Monday...
Illinois Political Winds Blow Well, Early for Gov. Edgar
Gov. Jim Edgar had two additional reasons to be happy about signing the state budget Tuesday, besides the fact that it closely resembles the one he proposed in March.The first was he could sign it in early June, thanks to a Republican-controlled Legislature...
In Search of Second Opinion, Osborne to Consult Jobe
Donovan Osborne will make a visit today to the California office of Dr. Frank Jobe, the noted Los Angeles Dodgers surgeon. Jobe operated on Osborne's shoulder after the 1993 season.Osborne, unable to pitch for the last three weeks, has been discouraged....
It's Liftoff for a Magic Carpet Ride
Last June, Sports Illustrated's New York-based editors worked themselves into a lather when Mike Keenan whipped the historically misguided Rangers to the Stanley Cup.The magazine ruled that hockey was in and that pro basketball was out.Right.Three words:...
Junk Mail Unbound Post Office Launches New Foreign Mail Unit
The post office announced Tuesday that it is launching an aggressive new effort to bring advertising mail to the giant untapped market of consumers outside the United States. It also announced a rate increase for cards and letters sent out of the country.International...
Jury Reels at Sight of Grisly Photos at Simpson Trial
The jury in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson saw for itself Tuesday the brutal consequences of the June 12 attack that he is accused of committing - grimacing and reeling as autopsy photographs of Nicole Brown Simpson were displayed just a few feet from...
Klesko's 6 Rbis Lead Braves in 17-3 Rout
Ryan Klesko drove in six runs with two of Atlanta's five home runs, and the Braves broke out of a season-long slump with a 20-hit attack that gave them a 17-3 victory the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.Klesko and Chipper Jones each had four hits and Jones,...
Last Concert Showcases Synchronia's Best
FAR BACK in the mists of music history, perhaps as long ago as the 13th century, there must have been an occasion when a musician performed so well that someone shouted: "Sing it again!" To which must have come the startled reply: "Again? But I just...
Lemke's Triple Helps Braves End Skid at 5
Mark Lemke, his average below .200, delivered a two-run triple in the seventh inning Monday night, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.The two-out hit off relief pitcher Mike Walker also ended the Braves' losing skid at...
Limping Along: Stars, Game Take Beating
Until Sports Illustrated put him on its dreaded cover, Giants third baseman Matt Williams was terrorizing the National League - hitting .381 with 13 homers and 35 runs batted in.Rangers third baseman Dean Palmer was almost as destructive in the American...
Lunch Hour: Going, Going, Gone
IT'S LUNCHTIME at Chez Cubicle, and Pamela Ziogas has a marvelous little table for one with a panoramic view of her telephone, her computer and a pile of paperwork."Every day of my life is one big rush - rush, rush, rush," said Ziogas, a 24-year-old...
Makes Cents Young `Earth Force' Environmentalists Send Pennies, and Message, to Capitol
Kris Atkins and 50 youthful Earth Force volunteers brought more to the Capitol on Tuesday than 12.5 million pennies: They carried with them the admonition to Congress to resist efforts to roll back the nation's environmental protection laws."I think...
Mantle May Require a Liver Transplant
Baseball great Mickey Mantle has developed progressive liver failure and may need a liver transplant, a close friend of the Hall of Famer said Tuesday.Mantle, 63, was admitted May 28 to Baylor University Medical Center.Roy True, a Dallas attorney and...
Mcgee Signs with Boston
The Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Willie McGee to a minor-league contract Tuesday and sent him to extended spring training.McGee, who will report to Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday, has a career average of .298 in 13 seasons. He has played in four World...
Meet the Rams Keith Loneker - Guard
NFL Experience: 3rd year College: Kansas Hometown: Roselle Park, N.J. Age: Turns 24 on June 21 Height: 6-3 Weight: 330</P><P>Most Memorable Football Experience: Playing in his rookie year alongside Rams veteran tackle Jackie Slater....
Morality Debate Spins on Gangsta Rap Time Warner under Fire
Gangsta rap is a small slice of the overall rap-music market, but it's turned into a big problem for one of the nation's largest music companies, Time Warner Inc.Republican Sen. Bob Dole, a candidate for president, and another Republican politician,...
Morning Briefing
Dave & Busters Gets The Spinoff From Edison Bros.</P><P>Edison Brothers Stores Inc.'s shareholders will get a stock dividend of Dave & Buster's Inc. shares on June 29, the company said Tuesday.</P><P>Dave & Buster's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
As the NBA Finals prepare to jump-start, great minds differ on whether the Tony Orlando Magic or the Whitney Houston Rockets will claim the prize that eluded Michael & The Jordanaires. The Other BERNIE - Mr. LINCICOME - has declared his favorite and...
My Brother, Myself She Was a Harvard Law Student; He Was Nothing but Trouble. or So She Once Thought
MY BROTHER got in trouble at work again. There's nothing unusual about that, though. Management finds him very unsettling, partly for the same reasons that most people would: He's large, easily angered, and black. But also because, even though he's poorly...
Naysayers Wrong about Downtown Jail
A handful of aldermen continues to attack Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s proposal to build a new jail at a downtown site. These aldermen say expansion of the City Workhouse is a cheaper alternative. In a further effort to stall the mayor, many of these lawmakers...
Officials from Three Cities Meet to Discuss Their Mutual Concerns
O'Fallon leaders joined with St. Peters and St. Charles officials to discuss concerns that affect all three communities.The O'Fallon representation marked the first time the city has joined in group discussions. The topics included a community animal...
Of Good Eggs, Bad Eggs: Avoiding Salmonella
Dear Dr. Donohue: Just what is salmonella, and how is it transmitted? I am interested in possible transmission from raw or only partly cooked eggs. I like soft yolks. Is there any way of determining the presence of salmonella in eggs when you get them...
Orchard Farm Housing Grant Called Misplaced
The $750,000 community development block grant slated to help pay for a 110-home subdivision at Orchard Farm should be spent for a better purpose, says state Rep. Don Kissell, D-St. Peters.The block grant is part of the federal flood recovery money approved...
Out of the Bosnian Quagmire
The pending release of 250 United Nations peacekeepers may help take the edge off the latest crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina. But it still doesn't lessen the urgency of developing a workable policy for an area that has seen more than its share of rhetorical...
Over-Exuberant Dog Puts Sisters in a Snit
Dear Ann Landers: Last December, my sister's 60-pound dog ran into my knee and caused considerable damage. I had to have arthroscopic surgery, which resulted in the loss of half the cartilage in my knee. I went through a great deal of pain, to say nothing...
People
HUGH GRANT'S hair seems to be taking on a life of its own.In Premiere magazine, "Nine Months" co-star TOM ARNOLD says Grant's "charm level kind of coordinates with all the hair that's flying around on his head. Hugh doesn't pull that big hair out in...
Railroad Told to Get Permit for Shoring Up Repairs after Flooding Raise Tracks, Trap Water, Area Farmers Complain
St. Charles County officials are warning the Burlington Northern Railroad that it needs a permit to continue to shore up its railbed, which floodwater washed away in spots in the northern part of the county.A railway spokesman said Tuesday that no such...
Rams Roster, Moving Vans Are All Loaded
Save for some last-minute tinkering, the roster is set. Most of the playbook is in.While the Rams front office packs the moving vans for St. Louis, the players and coaches will catch their breath now that the last of three offseason minicamps has come...
Regional Hospital Gets New Board Chairman Physician Succeeds Ex-Schoemehl Aide
Dr. LaVert Morrow, a physician in St. Louis, is the new board chairman of St. Louis Regional Medical Center.Morrow, who has been in private practice for 14 years, was named jointly by Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and St. Louis County Executive George R....
Republicans Start Work on Taxes Camps for Consumption Tax, Flat Tax Agree: Old System Must Die
House Republicans began laying the legislative and political groundwork Tuesday for radical change in the nation's tax system.Opening a week of hearings, Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said that the 82-year-old income...
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Mutual Admiration Society in the Paint Hakeem vs. Shaquille Looks to Be NBA Finals Masterpiece
The mutual esteem is not a facade. If this was Shaquille O'Neal vs. David Robinson in the NBA Finals, there would be acrimony instead of admiration.The Spurs center, remember, is the one who publicly has questioned the limitations of O'Neal's game; the...
Rockets Rode Risky Trajectory Back to Finals
The Houston Rockets' primer on how to make it back to the NBA Finals, in five not-so-easy steps:Upset your players and break up a championship team in midseason by trading Otis Thorpe - starting power forward, rugged rebounder and interior-defense specialist...
Rockies Send Cards Down the Slope 5-4
Aside from the obvious - their starting pitching - the Cardinals defense has been the most disturbing part of their package this season.The Cardinals withstood two bungles in the infield in the seventh inning but couldn't overcome an error by reliever...
Royals Beat Rangers; Have Won 10 of Last 11
Kevin Appier won his seventh game, tops in the American League, and the streaking Kansas City Royals captured their 10th victory in their last 11 games, defeating the Texas Rangers 4-1 Monday night.Appier (7-2) gave up four hits in 7 1/3 innings as he...
S. African High Court Abolishes Death Penalty
South Africa's highest court abolished the death penalty on Tuesday, ruling that the right to life outweighed setting an example to deter crime.On death row at the Pretoria Central Prison, the 453 inmates sentenced to hang burst into cheers and song...
Schnucks Says It Will Hire 450 to Staff 18 Stores That Will Be Sold
Schnuck Markets Inc. says it is hiring about 450 temporary full-time workers to staff the 18 National stores it will have to sell if the Federal Trade Commission approves its buyout of National Super Markets Inc.In March, the FTC gave first-round approval...
Seles Plans Return against Navratilova
Two lost years, a time of physical pain and mental anguish, are coming to an end at last for Monica Seles.It is time, she knows, to move on, to permanently put aside the knife attack, to return to the courts she once ruled.She will do just that with...
Serious Side Inspires Top Cartoonists
A CARTOONISTS' convention isn't all laughs.In fact, at one point at a recent gathering of some of the world's funniest, most insightful people turned downright melancholic as famed comic-strip creators reminisced during a panel discussion about how they...
She's on a Tear about Ripped-Up Phone Books
Dear Abby: I'm 28 years old. I've been reading your column since I was in middle school, and until now, I never felt the need to write to you.Abby, I just can't understand how anyone can be so inconsiderate as to just tear a page out of a telephone book...
Simpson Case Coroner Says Autopsy Errors Were Minor
As two new jurors took their seats in the marathon O.J. Simpson murder trial, the Los Angeles County official in charge of the autopsies of Simpson's ex-wife and her friend conceded Tuesday that many mistakes were made but said the errors were insignificant.County...
Sinister Militia Ties Called a `Leap in Logic'
WEARING A HAT adorned with shotgun shells, Tim Dreste is a familiar sight among the anti-abortion protesters who regularly picket the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City.Dreste was the talk of the anti-abortion and abortion-rights camps when, after...
Smiles and Bye-Byes as City Classes End
A line of 14 kindergartners marched down the front steps of Henry Elementary School on Tuesday, each carrying plastic cartons filled with crayons, puzzles, books and games."This is the best kindergarten moving van ever," said their teacher, Stephanie...
Soft Goal Is a Tough Break as Hawks Fall in Double Ot
At 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night, after 4 hours and 35 seconds of play, Chicago goalie Ed Belfour collapsed in fatigue and frustration in front of the Blackhawks net at United Center.Belfour had just looked behind him to confirm the worst, that the puck Vladimir...
Sometimes, People in Charge of the Honor System Let You Down
TODAY WE HONOR Geraldyne Holt.At least we do. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has decided not to join us.But for the moment, let's forget the Board of Aldermen, and talk about a remarkable woman.For 44 years, Holt has taught hearing disabled youngsters...
Sports Shorts
Former Saints Player Cleared In 3 Killings</P><P>Police cleared former New Orleans Saint Bennie Thompson of his ex-wife's murder Tuesday, saying four young men apparently killed Tangie Thompson and two other people during a holdup. "Bennie ...
Stevens a Big Hit Again as Devils Take 2-0 Lead
They came at him in droves, each taking their shot at Scott Stevens. This was after the Devils' 5-2 throttling of the Flyers Monday night, after John LeClair had left a welt the size of a golf ball underneath the defenseman's right eye, after Eric Lindros...
Suds Giant Labatt Accepts Offer from Belgian Brewer
Belgium's Interbrew SA has won a competition for John Labatt Ltd., offering $1.94 billion in a deal that would create the world's fourth-largest beer company by volume.The offer from Interbrew, Belgium's leading brewer, is about $300 million higher than...
Suspensions Aren't the Answer
The death of 11-year-old Charles Freeman, stabbed by burglars at his home while he was suspended from school, has raised good questions about an old practice.Many experts in education say that students who act up in school do so because they are not...
Taking Lady Vols to the Summitt a Lifetime Dream
Pat Summitt's dedication to basketball is legendary.For example, her favorite Knoxville deli burned down months ago and she didn't know about it until three weeks after her Tennessee team's loss to Connecticut in the NCAA women's basketball championship...
Tax Need Debated on Eve of Election
On the eve of a tax issue election, Fort Zumwalt School Board members showed division on the need to raise taxes.Board member Ron Entwistle challenged fellow member Doyle Stokes Monday to present an alternative plan if a proposal for a tax waiver failed....
Tessary Tops Amateur Qualifying
Qualifying for the Missouri Golf Association Amateur Championship is like taking the written exam for your driver's license or waiting for dental X-rays."It's no fun," said Craig Hardcastle, who spent the better part of Monday afternoon at Lake Forest...
The Quote Machine
Marlins pitcher John Burkett, after refusing to score from third base on a passed ball: "My foot speed, I have the least confidence in. I have a lot of dreams where I'm running away, and monsters are always trying to catch me. I wake up. It happens every...
Three Metro East Teams Ousted
Collinsville and Jerseyville, two of the top four teams in the Post-Dispatch large-school baseball rankings, were eliminated Monday in the sectional semifinals of the Illinois Class AA tournament.On Tuesday, it became a Metro East shutout. Mascoutah,...
Three Metro East Teams Ousted from Illinois Class AA Playoffs
Collinsville and Jerseyville, two of the top four teams in the Post-Dispatch large-school baseball rankings, were eliminated Monday in the sectional semifinals of the Illinois Class AA tournament.On Tuesday, it became a Metro East shutout. Mascoutah,...
Title Defense U.S. Women Seeking Second World Cup
Texans have a reputation to uphold. They like being part of anything big, even when big is relatively small. So when the attendance was broadcast over the public address system at Hillcrest High School in Dallas on May 19, the crowd gave itself a boisterous...
To Arms! to Arms!
G. Gordon Liddy's misguided call for Americans to stage massive civil disobedience by violating gun laws spreads the national paranoia about government one step further, to no good end. The 1,000 or so people who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington...
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