St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 8, 1995

2–M M–W
20 Inmates Sue State over Care Women Allege Poor Treatment, Denial of Access at Two Prisons
Twenty female inmates of the Missouri Department of Corrections filed a class-action suit Wednesday against the state alleging inadequate medical treatment at the department's two women's prisons.Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union filed...
A Bird"s-I-270 View Falcon-Friendly Peregrine Nest Stalls Bridge Work
It had to look odd for motorists who crept through Wednesday morning's bottleneck on the Interstate 270 bridge over the Mississippi River. Three helmeted men stood in the basket of a bright orange boom truck, scanning the sky like air raid wardens.The...
A Conversation with Pocahontas Irene Bedard Is the Voice of Disney's Latest Animated Star
Beginning Saturday in New York's Central Park, and continuing for who knows how long, millions of people will fall in love with Irene Bedard, or at least her likeness.That's because she's the speaking voice and visual inspiration behind "Pocahontas,"...
A Giant in Kc Real Estate, Nichols Co. Is in Turmoil Chief Executive Ousted; Stock Option Trust under Scrutiny
J.C. Nichols Co., the influential real estate firm that built the places where Kansas Citians shop and dine and live and play, is in turmoil after months of pressure from a powerful Wall Street investment banker.On May 26, the board of directors ousted...
Annexation Proposal Would Help Lemay, Officials Maintain
Bella Villa wants to grow by nearly 25 times its area to keep blight from Lemay, says Mayor Barbara Savalick.The city wants to annex about 2.71 square miles surrounding the city - a move that would take in most of Lemay. If voters agree on Aug. 8, the...
Aquinas Stars Shine Bright in Puma Cup
When Kevin Kalish was named to the Puma Cup Midwest squad, he was listed as a midfielder. When the tournament opened Wednesday at St. Louis Soccer Park, Kalish was a sweeper."Honestly, I prefer the midfield because you're involved in more of the action,"...
Archaeology: Garbage Gives an Insight into Long Ago Lives of Villagers
Archaeologist Robert Mazrim crumbled the clots of sod in his right hand, pinching delicate bits of pottery and glass between his thumb and forefinger before sifting the dirt through a table-shaped strainer.As he pushed the large clumps in delicate circular...
Arkansas Governor Indicted over Loans
Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and an associate were indicted Wednesday by the Whitewater grand jury on charges of obtaining $300,000 in Small Business Administration loans under false pretenses.Tucker, a Democrat who succeeded Bill Clinton as governor, was charged...
A Roosevelt Carries on Tradition `I Really Love Politics,' Says Anna Eleanor, Fdr's Granddaughter
Even without knowing her last name, there is little doubt what famous family Anne Roosevelt was born into.When she walks the halls of the Illinois state capitol as a lobbyist on behalf of nine Chicago museums, some folks don't even bother to ask."Many...
A Soldier in the Sexual Revolution `Naughty Bits' Takes Bitchy Bitch into the '70S
Bitchy Bitch is "the person I would least like to have to be around," according to her creator, Roberta Gregory.She is also the hilarious protagonist of most of the stories in Gregory's comic-book series "Naughty Bits," published by Fantagraphics. No....
Assistant Chief out of Service during Criminal Inquiry
Overland Police Chief Eddy Williams has put his assistant chief - Maj. Richard Kessler - on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol.Kessler's leave was effective May 31, Williams said this week....
A Tale of Rain, Rabbits and a New Friendship
Edna Schulte and I knew we had something in common even before we met. In our telephone conversations, trying to set up a date, we lamented the fact that the heavy rains of mid-May were ruining our gardens. In my case, the mini mountain stream running...
Belleville Man Heads Conference in France
Belleville resident Mario Garcia Jr., executive vice president of Junior Chamber International, is presiding at the organization's European Business Conference in Strasbourg, France, which began Wednesday and ends Saturday.Garcia was elected executive...
Best Bets for the Week of June 8-14
Tonight</P><P>Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets: Oops! Our list of upcoming events last week had the Rockets playing at Riverport. Naaah. Anson's Never-Ending Road Trip actually is coming to Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp. Funderburgh has...
Book Bits Pryor's Trek to `Purgatory'
In "Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences" (Pantheon, $23), comedian Richard Pryor details his trek through the three P's: Peoria, Popularity and Purgatory, where he now resides. Pryor has suffered two heart attacks and was diagnosed with multiple...
Books on Tape
GONE WILD"A novel by James Hall (3 hours, abridged, BDD Audio, $16.99)</P><P>For a psychopath, no evil is too heinous to contemplate. And when such lunatics come in bunches, they're scarier than a nest of sea snakes, and just about as...
Bosnian Serbs Release More U.N. Hostages Still No Word on Downed American Pilot
Fighting intensified in Sarajevo and surrounding front lines on Wednesday as Bosnia's rebel Serbs released three more hostages but blocked other U.N. peacekeepers from receiving supplies.Bosnian Serb mortars and tanks pounded Sarajevo, and a sniper...
Boys Try on Summer Job: Selling Hats to Passersby
Three bare-headed youngsters are sizing up the hat business on a shady lawn at 1604 North Third Street in St. Charles.Jessie Shryock, 10, said he and his cousin, Nicky Shryock, decided to sell the hats - 164 of them at latest count Tuesday - after they...
Brad's Pitfalls His Magnetism Doesn't Necessarily Have Anything
Those of you who knew Brad Pitt from his days of hanging out at Brady Commons at Mizzou no doubt have followed this shooting star.Here we plot Pitt's rise from J-school dropout to the El Pollo restaurant chicken to big-screen heartthrob. We measure his...
Briefs
WORLD REACTOR TALKS U.S., North Korea Make Solid Progress</P><P>In a sign of solid progress, U.S. and North Korean negotiators have begun drafting an agreement to replace the communist nation's suspect nuclear reactor with two South...
Briefs
COUNTY COUNCIL Councilman Sponsors Change In Meeting Times</P><P>A St. Louis County councilman will try to change meeting times to Thursday nights from Thursday afternoons. Such a move was last rejected in 1993 on a 3-3 vote.</P><P>The...
Briefs
WORLD REACTOR TALKS</P><P>U.S., North Korea Make Solid Progress The United States and North Korea announced Wednesday that after months of deadlock they had made significant progress on an agreement to end the threat of North Korea's...
Burned-Out Building Is Coming Down Fast Wrecking Ball Sculpts Image from Oklahoma City
A 4,500-pound ball smashed away the blackened facade of a burned building downtown Wednesday, revealing a half-demolished hulk that eerily reminded some workers and passers-by of the bombed federal building in Oklahoma City."The resemblance is certainly...
Caterpillar Improvements Pay off Company Boosts Dividend, Plans to Buy Back Stock
Caterpillar Inc. boosted its quarterly cash dividend 40 percent Wednesday and said it will buy back as much as 10 percent of its common stock, reaping the fruits of a $1.8 billion plant upgrading begun in the late 1980s.The dividend increase - to 35...
Chris Isaak Makes a Virtue of Anguish
Forever Blue Chris Isaak (Reprise Records)</P><P>There is a satisfying masochistic moment after heartbreak that is enhanced by wallowing in sad songs. Unfortunately, even the saddest albums throw in a couple of happy songs, if only for...
City Hall Open House Today 50-Year-Old Building Begins a Fourth Life with Its New Offices
City officials in Edwardsville have put their own twist on the old saying about a silk purse and a sow's ear.They made a beautiful City Hall out of an ugly Sears building.Sporting a new, stone facade and a colorful, redesigned interior, the 50-year-old...
City to Extend Water, Sewer Lines
The St. Charles City Council has agreed to extend water and sewer lines more than five miles north of the city limits to Orchard Farm.A majority of council members said they supported the action because of the prospect of capturing more than 1,000 acres...
Cleveland Stays Hot; Kirby RBI Trip 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 Record: Fewest Vetoed Bills since FDR
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT holds the record: 635 times during his 13 years in the White House. His feisty successor, Harry S Truman? Two-hundred and fifty in 6 1/2 years. Even Gerald R. Ford, whose tenure in the White House lasted only 2 1/2 years, managed...
Clinton Uses Veto to Stop $16 Billion in Cutbacks He Assails Gop Priorities; Bond Says FEMA Funding Threatened
President Bill Clinton used the first veto of his presidency Wednesday to reject $16.4 billion in spending cuts, saying Congress had sacrificed education for highway and courthouse projects."They decided to cut school safety to increase pork," Clinton...
Community College Will Offer Children's Classes
St. Charles County Community College is again planning to offer special classes for children ages 4 through 14 this summer.Classes in the "College for All Kids" program will cover theater, computers, reading and study skills, science, writing, crafts,...
Coroner Describes Nicole's Death Testimony at Simpson Trial Returns to the Mechanics of Murder
After 19 weeks of testimony about domestic violence, barking dogs, cloth swatches and genetic markers, the O.J. Simpson trial has returned to the subject of murder.Wednesday the jurors heard testimony about the mechanics of how two young, healthy people...
Creating Your Own Exotic Fantasy Space
EXOTICA IS ALWAYS in style, regardless of whatever else might be considered fashionable at a given moment. But the reason why the exotic hasn't become the everyday is that only a brave few dare to indulge their fantasies.The highest proportion of such...
Criminals Vanish as Neighborhood Opens Eyes, Ears
KATE REESE UNLOCKS the door to a thinly furnished apartment on Taylor Avenue that doubles as a police station. Her official title is executive director of the Forest Park Southeast Housing Corporation. But if a neighborhood could have a den mother, Kate...
Day by Day
TODAY BAND CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band plays at 8 p.m. on the plaza at the entrance of St. Charles City Hall, 200 North Second Street, St. Charles. Free parking is available beneath the building at the Monroe Street entrance. The concerts...
Declining Property Values Hurt the Schools
Reports about the drop in the value of residential real estate in the city are alarming, but the topic is somehow too abstract, too vast to get a solid grip on. One way to bring it down to earth is to look at the harm the decrease is doing to the budget...
District Head Dearman Will Retire Next Month
John W. DeArman, superintendent of the Ritenour School District, will retire July 1.DeArman has a contract that would keep him in the job three more years, but DeArman says he will not ask the district to pay him for the remaining time."I had been thinking...
Dogging Foe's Star Rabbit Is Playoff Gospel
In most team sports, the playoffs bring a wicked turn on a familiar show - "Star Search . . . And Destroy."Oh, sure, the occasional juggernaut doesn't have to fret about the other guys. The Dallas Cowboys under Jimmy Johnson had no worries. Neither did...
Dog Gone Retiring Chief Won't Part with Pooch
Peerless Park Police Chief Richard Ward is stepping down as chief and paying $5,000 to buy the police dog with which he has worked for the past two years.At a recent Board of Aldermen meeting, Ward spoke with endearment when he asked to buy the city's...
Doing Hard Time in Kiddie Pool Hell
OUR COMMUNITY swimming pool offers the usual attractions:Middle-aged guys with enormous guts inexplicably decked out in skimpy Speedos.Sun-worshiping doyennes with dark, leathery skin gamely trying to upgrade their Stage I melanoma.Giddy teen-agers with...
Dole Confronts Cultural Polluters
The fallout from the great Bob Dole confrontation with Hollywood has been fascinating. One might have thought that raising moral objections to music that celebrates the disgusting, the unspeakably vulgar and the violent would be a no-brainer for all...
Donald Thomas Just Fell into a Movie Job
Let's say you like falling great distances. That makes you fairly unusual.Let's say you know exactly how to tumble out of planes and engage in controlled dives, coordinating body and mind as you hurtle toward the earth. That makes you a little more unusual.Now...
Done Unto by Others Elvis Costello Surveys Some Notable Covers of His Songs
Elvis Costello's latest album, "Kojak Variety," which consists entirely of covers, demonstrates once again his adeptness at interpreting the songs of others.But how does he feel about how others have done his songs?David Okamoto of the Dallas Morning...
Edges Keep `Islands' Neat, Contained
Garden edges are both transitions and barriers. A garden edge defines a vegetable garden, flower garden or groups of shrubs and trees as "islands" amid a sea of lawn (or vice versa).But grasses and other invasive plants incessantly attempt to cross every...
Education, Income Weighted Vote Poor Voter Turnout in Lower Incomes Helped Gop Dominate Election
FORGET THE NOTION that the 1994 GOP sweep was just due to "angry white males" voting in unprecedented numbers, says the Census Bureau.A post-election survey of 60,000 households - much more detailed than the typical national poll of 1,500 persons - found...
Error Added `Birthday' but Cut a Life Short
This is a front-page story that never made the front page.It could have, easily enough, if Judy Kuehn and her family were out for blood or money. Then you'd have even heard about this on the network news. But these people aren't like that.Judy is an...
Ethnic Chinese Cheer President of Taiwan as He Arrives in U.S
Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui was greeted by a cheering crowd of ethnic Chinese on Wednesday as he became his country's first president to set foot on U.S. soil.A broadly smiling Lee bowed, shook hands and accepted flowers as he moved through more...
Eveready Is Changing Its Batteries into 4 Units
Eveready Battery Co. is reorganizing into four worldwide business units in a push to expand its battery and flashlight business around the globe.The new units are:Primary batteries, including disposable alkaline, carbon zinc and lithium batteries.Energizer...
Feat of Clay Gumby Shows His Staying Power with a New Feature Film
You've got to hand it to Gumby. Just not too hard.In an era when state-of-the-art computer animation and eye-popping special effects are standard operating fare, it's amazing to think that this clay-form boy and his faithful clay-pony sidekick could...
For Belfour, Soft Goal Is Hard to Take `Knuckleball' Decks 'Hawks in Game 3
His hair disheveled, and with dark circles under his eyes, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ed Belfour met the press - at last - Wednesday afternoon at United Center.The media had been waiting for this moment since nearly midnight on Tuesday, when Belfour allowed...
Former National Party Boss Joins Durbin in Democratic Senate Race
Next year's primary election ballot for U.S. Senate from Illinois continued filling up with Democrats on Wednesday, after a firm announcement by former national party boss David Wilhelm and stirrings from the more-familiar Patrick Quinn.Rep. Richard...
From `Good' to Better Better Than Ezra Reached the Top by Being a Do-It-Yourself Bunch
Up until four or five months ago, Better Than Ezra did everything itself, including merchandising, driving around the country and recording on its own label, Swell Records.But once "Good," the debut single from the group's album "Deluxe," went soaring...
From Television, with Poignancy the Morrie Schwartz Story Touches Bereaved Son of Another Als Victim
AN open letter to Ted Koppel:Dear Ted:After watching your recent "Friday Night Special," I wonder if you and your "Nightline" colleagues fully understand what your programs with Morrie Schwartz are doing. Actually, I wonder if even Morrie completely...
FTC May Approve Grocery Deal Soon Schnucks Plans Inventory of 57 Nationals
Schnuck Markets Inc. has told union leaders it expects the Federal Trade Commission to vote on its buyout of National Super Markets Inc. today or Friday.Schnucks plans to close National's 57 stores at 6 p.m. Sunday for inventory - if the FTC approves...
Funny but Fired Steve Harvey Lost His TV Series despite a No. 21 Ranking
Steve Harvey's going to miss shooting "Me and the Boys," but he realizes business is business. ABC canceled his series despite the fact that it finished 21st in the season-ending Nielsens."They don't want shows around that are kids-driven because advertisers...
Geezer Rock/new Rock Can Today's Stars Match the Staying Power of the Long Runners
Imagine Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at age 50. He's got a potbelly and the Geronimo tattoo on his bicep is beginning to sag like the worn-out bean-bag chair in your basement.Now imagine that you are plunking down 1,000 New World Order...
Get in to Get Out
A couple of years ago, after the Post-Dispatch ran a story about local Jimmy Buffett fans, a woman named Linda Huebner called and identified herself as the founder of the St. Louis branch of the Parrothead Fan Club. Should the newspaper want to interview...
Gingrich's Half Sister Assails Brother's Views Lesbian Speaks Here in Behalf of Gay Rights
Candace Gingrich, the half sister of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, spoke here Wednesday night about gay and lesbian rights in America, coming out and her brother's politics.Candace Gingrich, who proclaimed her lesbianism in 1987, is touring the country...
Gingrich's Half-Sister Assails Brother's Views Speaker's Politics Hurt Gay Rights, She Says
Candace Gingrich, the half sister of House Speaker Newt Gingrich, said here Wednesday that Newt Gingrich's politics hurt gay and lesbian rights in America.Candace Gingrich, who proclaimed her lesbianism in 1987, is touring the country to promote the...
Gluttonous Birds Demand Share of Cherries
Q: Can you provide me with a lawful remedy to keep robins from eating my cherries? They clean my cherry trees every year. I do not want nets because I have tried them.A: You can always try hanging pie tins in the tree. A few birds might be scared...
Good News for Osborne from Dr. Jobe
Cardinals pitcher Donovan Osborne received a relatively clean bill of health from Dr. Frank Jobe on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Jobe found no serious damage in Osborne's left elbow and advised him to resume throwing at 75 percent.Osborne, a lefthander,...
Grand Opera Sets Begin in Miniature
IT TAKES more than magnificent singers, a creative conductor and a splendid orchestra to produce a grand opera.When the soprano playing Puccini's tragic heroine Tosca throws herself in despair over the edge of the parapet, the scenery must be strong...
Green Light: Using New PC Software to Help with the Gardening
Here's the latest dirt for gardening enthusiasts:There's a growing line of personal computer software that promises to help everyone from the most experienced hobbyist to the novice who's all thumbs, none of which happen to be green.Programs can tell...
Growth Must Be Removed with `Carcinoma in Situ'
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was recently diagnosed with "lobular carcinoma in situ." The doctor who did the breast surgery didn't use the word "cancer." But the doctor who found the lump did, and said the surgery saved my life. I have never seen this subject...
Happy Life, Sad Songs Martina Mcbride's Tales of Heartbreak Are like Movies for Her
Martina McBride is the picture of contentment. She's been happily married for six years to John McBride, owner of a successful sound-production company. Last December, the couple had their first child, a daughter - an event McBride describes as exceeding...
Head Cases Phish Followers Aren't the Only Phans Who Swim in Schools
The summer concert tours this season are featuring some pretty heady stuff - as in Phishheads, Deadheads and Parrotheads.While monster acts like REM and Pearl Jam are immune from the concert doldrums that have hit the music industry the last two summers,...
Headed for the `Big'? Television Performers Trying to Make It in the Movies
For every Sally Field or Tom Hanks who makes the successful jump from television to the big screen, there are a dozen Bill Cosbys. The godfather of modern TV stand-ups made two of the worst movies of the past decade, "Leonard Part 6" and "Ghost Dad."But...
Hedging Your Best: Good Wall of Greenery Takes Time Patience Helps Avoid Peepholes
GOOD HEDGES FORM thick, impermeable barriers all the way to the ground. Don't be in a hurry to grow a hedge or you may end up with peepholes in the greenery.A good 5- to 6-foot-tall hedge may take three to five years of training to reach the desired...
Herculaneum Coach Faces New Challenge
Coaching is a labor of love for Ron Rhodes, who led the Herculaneum baseball team to a 19-6 mark and a Class 3A runner-up finish at the state tournament last weekend in Columbia, Mo.Rhodes, 40, says coaching always has been his "bread and butter," and...
Highland Adds U.S. Flags to Festival Veterans Organizations Supported Resolution
Celebrating Highland's heritage with displays of Swiss flags is fine, the City Council has decided, but from now on American flags have to be included, too.In a resolution, the council has required that any display of foreign flags on city property must...
Hollywood Is Not to Blame for Our Lost Innocence
A lot of liberals say that talk radio was responsible for, or contributed to, the Oklahoma City bombing. No, say conservatives. Talk radio is not to blame. It simply mirrors widely held attitudes in the culture.Presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole says...
Hollywood Matches Dole's Hypocrisy
What should we call the latest sequel? "Terminate Hollywood IV"? "Die Hollywood with a Vengeance"? The script doesn't change much from one release to the next. Sometimes it's hard to tell the story lines apart. But the audience is building.In last January's...
Homeowners, Businesses Upset over Car Wash Plans
New homeowners on Dennison Grove Court in south St. Louis County say they wouldn't have moved there if they had known a 24-hour car wash might be built on property abutting their back yards.Nearby business owners also are worried. They say the car wash...
House Rejects Effort to Raise President's Military Might
THE HOUSE NARROWLY rejected on Wednesday an attempt by conservative Republicans to repeal the War Powers Act and give the president power to bypass Congress when he sends American troops into combat.After an ironic debate in which Republicans argued...
`How Bad Is He?' Mantle's Pals Pray for the Best, Brace for the Worst
He came out of the Betty Ford Clinic 15 months ago and thanked God for his good fortune. Mickey Mantle, who never could understand why he had not died young like his father, grandfather and uncle, had beaten the odds again.Even though they told him his...
Hushbusters? Ibm-Lotus Deal Probed
The code name was Project Clipper. For months, only a small circle inside IBM knew about the impending $3.3 billion takeover offer by Big Blue for Lotus.But, in the end, lots of people became involved. In such cases, lawyers, investment bankers, accountants,...
Ibm Puts Big Blue Blitz on Internet about Lotus Deal
IBM's hostile bid for Lotus Development Corp. has spilled into a new battleground: the Internet.Public relations experts say they've never seen any company match IBM's blitz on the global computer network to promote a corporate buyout.Once the financial...
Impact Here Is Slight in State Guard Moves
East St. Louis came out fairly well in a recent shake-up of the Illinois Army National Guard that will relocate units throughout the state.While some regions will lose units and personnel to other parts of the state, East St. Louis will essentially remain...
In the Spotlight Corrie Allan
Corrie Allan Gillespie softball playerYear In School: Senior.</P><P>Height: 5 feet 7.</P><P>Weight: 125 pounds.</P><P>Position: Pitcher/second base.</P><P>Statistics: Allan led Gillespie to the threshold...
Is the City at a Crossroads?
One benchmark of a city's vitality is real-estate activity. By that yardstick, St. Louis is ailing. The city is confronted with several housing-related trends that don't bode well for its future, as Post-Dispatch reporter Susan K. Brown showed in a Sunday...
It's a Dog's Life, or Death, with Careless Pesticides
In your quest for the perfect landscape - one that isn't munched up by snails or torn up by gophers - it's best not to forget who shares the yard with those pesky creatures . . . your trusty dog.A dog won't view a bait you've set out for snails or rodents...
It's a Ghost Buster
With Hollywood studios now rolling out their big summer movies, the season's early surprise has been "Casper," a family film from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment that finished in first place at the box office over the weekend for the second consecutive...
Jazz Musician/journalist Writes Autobiography
"This book is about a romantic triangle - a love affair between me, music and the written word."Thus begins - and pretty well sums up - the soon-to-be-released autobiography of John Richard Small. Small is better known as "J.R." to those who've enjoyed...
Keeping Garden `Islands' Neat, Contained Is a Never-Ending Story with Many Plots
Garden edges are both transitions and barriers. A garden edge defines a vegetable garden, flower garden or groups of shrubs and trees as "islands" amid a sea of lawn (or vice versa).But grasses and other invasive plants incessantly attempt to cross every...
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,...
Ko in 5 Drops Jackson to 0-7 Rockies Bust Cardinals 7-3
Even a return to his roots failed to bring a smile to Danny Jackson. Same dirge, different verse.Jackson grew up in Aurora, Colo., and pitched in front of 18 family members and friends Wednesday. He was spotless for three innings.But for the next two...
Last Call for NBA Hopefuls Players Put on Show for NBA Coaches, Gms
The incessant screeching of shoes is interrupted only by the sound of a bouncing ball, an occasional whistle and the gasps and groans of young men colliding in pursuit of a career.Nearly 70 basketball players from big schools and small ones, some even...
Late Goal in Regulation, Early Goal in Ot Give Flyers a Life
The "Legion of Doom" finally lowered the boom. And Ron Hextall finally raised his game.Held in check by the New Jersey Devils' defense in the first two games, the Philadelphia Flyers' top line produced the game-winner in a 3-2 overtime victory Wednesday...
Lighten Up: The New Oriental Scents Reflect Modern Tastes
IT'S NO ANCIENT Chinese secret: Oriental fragrances are red hot.Modern takes on these heady, sensual scents - a category that boasts such world-class members as Shalimar, Tabu, Youth Dew and Obsession - are rampant, and are carving a nice niche for themselves...
Lose the CD Player You Can Only Hear These on Vinyl
Vinyl lovers of the world unite!Neil Strauss of the New York Times offers up his top recordings of the album-rock era not legally available on CD.1. The Beatles, "Live At The Hollywood Bowl (1977): Among the most classic live albums ever and a great...
Magic Feels Prepared for Glare of Final
Orlando Magic coach Brian Hill doesn't think that his young, but confident, team will wilt in the spotlight of the NBA finals."This team has been under the microscope for two years, and I don't think anything really fazes them anymore," said Hill, who...
Man Ashamed of Past Fears Meeting Daughter
Dear Abby: Thirty years ago, I impregnated my second cousin. I was 17 and she was 15. "Jessie" had been living with my family after the death of her parents. When her condition became obvious, she was sent to a maternity home out of state and the baby...
Man Loses His Car, Then Loses His Job
Dear Percy Ross: Due to the fact that you haven't answered any of my letters, I debated whether or not to write this one. I'm angry and hurt. You didn't help me, so I lost my job because I couldn't get to work. I don't know why you won't help me, but...
Meet the Rams
JACKIE SLATER - TACKLE NFL Experience: 20th season College: Jackson State Hometown: Jackson, Miss. Age: 41 Height: 6-4 Weight: 285</P><P>Most Memorable Football Experience: Playing for Rams in Super Bowl XIV (January 1980)....
Mickey Mantle Battles Cancer, Needs Liver Speedy Transplant Might Save Baseball Great
Mickey Mantle, jaundiced, stricken with liver cancer and confined to a hospital bed, has two to four weeks to live unless he gets a liver transplant, his doctors said Wednesday.The doctors are confident of keeping him alive until a transplant can be...
More Rain? `We've Had It!' in River Towns, Weariness Settles In
Ruth Adolph rested her petite frame against the glass case in Adolph's Jewelry Store Wednesday, closed her eyes and sighed. She's tired of the flood.She and other Crystal City and Festus residents have watched the Mississippi River as it continued its...
Morning Briefing
The Count Counts 47 Fewer People On `Sesame Street'</P><P>Today's episode of "Sesame Street" is brought to you by the letter "D" for downsizing. Children's Television Workshop, which produces educational programming including "Sesame Street,"...
Musicians' Musicians Norman and Nancy Blake Carry on Southern Acoustic Tradition
When country/rock balladeer Steve Earle wanted traditional acoustic settings for his new album "Train a Comin'," he called for Norman Blake.Earle was following a course laid down as far back as 1969, when Bob Dylan wanted a similar acoustic feel on his...
Music Notes
Aaron And Erica ... Pass The Word</P><P>When singer Aaron Neville did a guest shot on the soap opera "All My Children" a few weeks back, he felt right at home.</P><P>"I've been watching it since about 1981 - when my niece (TV ...
Music/road Report Boyz II Men Reviews from around the Country of the R&b Vocal July 16 at Riverport
Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier:</P><P>Boyz II Men was shiny like silk and as smooth as satin Friday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.</P><P>Old school rhythm and blues was served up to about 8,000 adoring, mostly...
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