St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 15, 1996

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3 Owners Still Resist Sale to Development
All but three property owners in the Evans Place subdivision in Brentwood have agreed to sell their property to the Sansone Group for the first phase of a 65-acre shopping center at Brentwood Boulevard and Eager Road.The developer has asked the courts...
8 Turnovers Help Ragin' Cajuns Topple Texas A&m
Britt Jackson had one of two Southwestern Louisiana interceptions that were returned for touchdowns - taking his 30 yards for the deciding touchdown - and the Ragin' Cajuns took advantage of eight turnovers in a 29-22 victory over No. 25 Texas A&M on...
A Helping Hand for Parents
The election is less than two months away, but already the parties are sparring again about "family values." Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote a book, "It Takes a Village." "Parents bear the first and primary responsibility for their sons...
Air Strikes Deterred Iraq, Says Clinton President Seeks to Clarify U.S. Policy Goals
U.S. strikes against Iraq "tightened the strategic straitjacket" around President Saddam Hussein and "advanced America's fundamental interests in the region," President Bill Clinton said Saturday.Clinton used his weekly radio address to spell out his...
Andy Benes out of a Rut, into a Groove
In the wee hours of Friday morning, Andy Benes woke up in a cold sweat. He was tossing, turning, dreaming. He'd been traded back to the San Diego Padres. No, I won't go, Benes told the imaginary general manager who invaded his sleep. I won't leave St....
As Anti-Immigration Fervor Rises, Immigrants Are Becoming Citizens
When Carol Roth came to the United States from Canada 18 years ago, she was quickly hooked by the Florida weather and new friends. There was no reason to return home.Now faced with pending immigration and welfare reform legislation, Roth is trying to...
At the Movies
NEWAmerican Buffalo (R; 1:27): Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue") and Dustin Hoffman are a couple of small-time bad guys in an adaptation of David Mamet's play that looks at the dark side of the human soul. A classic Mamet setup in a small movie with big ideas....
Baby Boomers Tolerate Teen Drug Use `No Way to Escape' Influence, Youth Says
A 17-year-old girl from Shrewsbury says she learned to smoke marijuana from her mom, who also happens to be her best friend. Every so often, they'll share a joint.A 20-year-old senior at Jennings High School says he watched his parents smoke pot when...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Executive Orders" by Tom Clancy 2. "Servant of the Bones" by Anne Rice 3. "Jack and Jill" by James Patterson 4. "The Last Don" by Mario Puzo 5. "The Runaway Jury" by...
Blake Sitting on Hottest of the Hot Seats
Once upon a time when Oklahoma lost seldom - and almost never at home - the windswept, humpbacked Bermuda grass at Norman's Owen Field was - as best described by Missouri's late player-coach Hoot Betty - "the snakepit."Now, a result of a recent decline...
Blue Cross Battle Isn't over despite Setback, Angoff Plans to Pursue Case
Missouri Insurance Commissioner Jay Angoff says he's not ready to give up on his attempt to get hundreds of millions of dollars from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri.A Cole County judge decided last week that Blue Cross doesn't owe the money to...
Bon Voyage to Rotterdam
FOR THE ROTTERDAM, one of the most respected cruise ships around, the end is near. And yet there will be a new beginning for the "Rotterdam" name.The Rotterdam, which has carried more than 1.2 million passengers since it entered service in 1959, is perhaps...
Borgia Edges Cor Jesu for Tournament Title
The talk Saturday night at the ninth Borgia High volleyball tournament wasn't so much about the championship match, which the host Knights won 15-12, 15-13 over Cor Jesu for the title. The talk was about the semifinals, which included perennial power...
BRANSON'S GOLDEN AGE HERE'S A LOOK AT THE PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT HAVE MADE THE LITTLE CITY IN THE OZARKS SUCH A THRIVING TOURIST MECCA Series: Boom Town Branson First in a Three-Part Series
EVERY RESORT area has its golden age. Atlantic City at the turn of the century and Coney Island in the '30s. Miami in the pastel '50s and Martha's Vineyard in the cool '70s and '80s. A place, in its prime, when all of its character and idiosyncracy comes...
Briefs
WORLDTHE VATICANPontiff Will Undergo Appendix Surgery The Vatican announced Saturday that John Paul II was suffering from an inflamed appendix and would have surgery later this year. The 76-year-old pope's condition is not urgent, Vatican spokesman Joaquin...
Brooks Won't Rush Things, Calls Qbs `Dead Even'
When Rich Brooks said he wasn't going to make a snap decision at quarterback after last Sunday's San Francisco game, he wasn't kidding.During the Rams' full-scale practices Wednesday and Thursday before breaking for the bye weekend, Brooks and offensive...
Buffalo's Smith Sack Happy in First Two Games This Year
The way Bruce Smith played in his first two games, you would think opposing quarterbacks were members of the Buffalo Bills' front office.Smith has jumped to the fastest start in his 12-year career this season with five sacks and 22 tackles in the first...
Butler Has 4 Td Catches; Wu Records 3rd Shutout in Row
The Butler did it for Washington University. Vernon Butler, that is.Butler, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver from Ferris, Texas, had a record-setting day for the Bears, catching five passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns. His performance, in Jacksonville,...
Cardinals' Andy Benes Duels with Martinez
The Cardinals were trying to reduce their magic number for clinching the National League Central Division to 10 Saturday night when they met the Los Angeles Dodgers.After six innings, the Dodgers led 4-2.Having scored just six runs in their previous...
Chiefs Back Hill Might Be Main Weapon vs. Seahawks
Strangely enough, Kansas City's Greg Hill might be a better running back right now precisely because he hasn't been a better running back before.Confusing?Hill, the backup to starter Marcus Allen, has been running many of the scout team's plays, helping...
Christian Coalition Cheers Dole Robertson Urges Him to Focus on Morality
Carol Lester, a teacher from President Bill Clinton's hometown of Hope, Ark., and a Christian Coalition delegate, says it's time Bob Dole challenged Clinton on issues such as abortion, character and personal honor.Pat Robertson, who founded the Christian...
Christian Coalition Pushes Dole to Speak Up
Carol Lester, a teacher from President Bill Clinton's hometown of Hope, Ark., says it's time Republican contender Bob Dole "went on the offensive" to challenge Clinton on issues like abortion, character and personal honor.John Parrott Jr., a manufacturer's...
Classic Crossing on the Qe2 Only the Best Will Do on This Voyage
NOON. The wind is picking up. The North Atlantic is battleship gray and unforgiving. Standing on the bridge of the QE2 with the ship's master, Capt. Ronald Warwick, is reassuring.We are 35 miles off the wreck of the Titanic."I like it when it's flat...
College for Women in Fulton to Admit First Male Students
When William Woods University went scouting for a few top women students to pioneer a showcase academic program, a number of would-be male applicants said they'd like a shot at it.Sorry, guys. The university held fast to its 126-year tradition as a women's...
Colorado Prayer Book Stays Closed
This time there was no miracle.Two years after a Hail Mary pass completion produced an agonizing defeat, Michigan got the chance to celebrate when Koy Detmer's last-second pass was batted away, preserving the 11th-ranked Wolverines' 20-13 victory over...
Commercials We Really, Really Hate
SO I TURNED ON my car radio, and the first thing I heard was the Shouting Car-Dealership Jerk. You know the one I mean. He sounds like this:"BELOW DEALER COST!! MAX SNOTWICK FORD DODGE ISUZU CHEVROLET NISSAN STUDEBAKER TOYOTA IS SELLING CARS AT BELOW...
Cultivating Nature and Making Art
'Tropism' and 'Hortus Obscurus': Frances WhiteheadWhere: Laumeier Sculpture Park and Museum, 12580 Rott RoadWhen: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 5 Information: 821-1209 WHAT IS IT about the intersection of technology...
C. Whittaker's Little Corner of the Central West End
A place to see and be seen, C. Whittaker's bistro is a prime spot for catching some of the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Central West End. The sidewalk cafe is usually full in fair weather. Inside, picture windows provide a view of the activity outdoors.Owners...
Decision Helps Battered Women
In a victory for domestic violence victims who fight back, the California Supreme Court last week made it easier for battered women who kill to prove that they acted in self-defense.Holding that judges must allow juries to consider expert testimony about...
Denson Scores 3 Tds; Irish Purr Past Purdue
For someone with no interest in being Notre Dame's next ultraback, Autry Denson sure is playing like one.The sophomore rushed for two touchdowns and caught a pass for one Saturday as No. 9 Notre Dame (2-0) rolled over Purdue 35-0 in South Bend, Ind....
Desert Song Local Florist's Imagination Takes Wing in Santa Fe
In the glittering world of parties and special events there are two kinds of people: those who revel in the magic of the evening and those who make that magic happen. Bill Voelker is a maker of magic, the master of illusion.Early this summer Two Raven...
Dino Brings Lightning to Tampa Bay Lineup
The front of the opponent's net has been dubbed Dino Ciccarelli's "office." A better term is "war zone."For more than two decades the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder has battled much bigger defensemen and slash-happy goalies with reckless abandon. He always has...
Doctors Sees Recurring Pattern in Farmers' Serious Accidents
Joe Young grew up on a farm near Warrensburg, Mo. Like many farm children, he says his upbringing put farming in his blood.So when he started working as a trauma surgeon at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, he took notice of the farmers who were...
Dole Readies 5-Point Plan to Fight Crime
Republican candidate Bob Dole is ready to unveil a new anti-crime proposal that includes tougher sentencing and longer jail sentences to counter President Bill Clinton's "laxity" on both issues."Drug use among our youth has more than doubled just since...
Economics: High Supply, Low Demand of Cruises
STILL GET the heebie-jeebies thinking about how you squeaked through Econ 101? Sit back. We're going to explain the law of supply and demand, you're gonna get it straight this time - and save money in the process.Our visiting instructor will be Larry...
El Nino May Date to 5,000 Years Ago
The El Nino weather events that can cause so much disruption around the world began occurring about 5,000 years ago, according to a team of researchers who say the shift in climate may help explain cultural changes going on at the same time.Archaeologists...
Ex-Blue Bassen Showing His Grit on Ice for Stars
Bob Bassen has a cut under his right eye, a bruise under his left eye and a sly smile.There's no place the 31-year-old Stars center would rather be than on the ice, and his play in training camp shows how much he missed skating last season, when a knee...
Flight Captain Valujet President Guides Airline through Disaster
It was a moment for Lewis Jordan to savor in an otherwise joyless summer.He stood before the TV cameras again, this time to announce that ValuJet Airlines, grounded after the crash of Flight 592 in Florida in May, had cleared a key regulatory hurdle...
Flyers Crank Up Offense in 29-6 Win over Lincoln
East St. Louis High School football coach Terry Hill hoped to see improvement from his offense Saturday afternoon.Mission accomplished as the Flyers beat crosstown rival Lincoln 29-6 in a Southwestern Conference game at Clyde C. Jordan Stadium in front...
Fun with Science at the Point of Overload
THE END OF SCIENCEBy John Horgan309 pages, Addison-Wesley, $24 THIS BOOK is a rarity: a serious science book that is fun to read. John Horgan, a senior writer at Scientific American, has interviewed many of the world's most eminent scientists at work...
Gingrich the Bomb Thrower Could Not Change His Tactics as Leader
When Winston Churchill moved from opposition firebrand to responsibilities in government after Britain's 1906 election, he did not find the transition easy. In his fine volume on Churchill's early life, William Manchester spoke of this "personal challenge.""He...
Glitter and Glow: Tv's Brightest Dress for Success Color Comes Back to the Emmy Stage
STARS WERE shining again at the Emmy Awards.It was clear that the embargo on color and sequins was over as actresses paraded down the new red carpet to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the 48th annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards in gowns of gold, silver,...
Goals in Final 10 Minutes Lift Desmet over CBC
DeSmet High soccer coach Greg Vitello said his team was fortunate. Another may have called the Spartans opportunistic.DeSmet struck for two goals in the final 10 minutes of play Saturday night, beating CBC 2-0 in the deciding game of the 20th annual...
God's Bottom Line Pastors Pushing to Fill Collection Plates
The Rev. Susan Guyer Birch, 40, was brought up never to talk about money. She never talked about it in the seminary and certainly never mentioned it from the pulpit.But a few years ago, her congregational leaders at First Presbyterian Church in Steelville...
Growing Up in a Village
I am a child of a village. Recently, my best friend, Lisa, and I discussed our childhood in a Missouri town with a population of 1,270. In this small town where everybody knew everybody, the sidewalks were a haven for children to ride bicycles, to visit...
Hazelwood C. Hangs a Zero on Mccluer N
Moments after Hazelwood Central's Suburban North Conference football game against visiting McCluer North on Saturday, the host band struck up a familiar tune: the theme from James Bond.Agent 007 notwithstanding, there was little mystery to Saturday's...
Heart of the Matter Questions, Answers in the Blue Cross-State Dispute
Q. Why did Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri sue the state's insurance commissioner and the attorney general?A. Blue Cross wanted a court order to prevent both departments from taking punitive action against it.The state alleges that Blue Cross...
Help in Charting a Course through a Sea of Cruise Choices
MATURE TRAVELERS make up more than half the vacationers aboard all types and sizes of leisure vessels - from megaships to mailboats - plying the world's waterways.As the number of new ships and cruising options expands each year, finding the most satisfying...
Here Are Some Tips on Sailing Solo for Less
ONE OUT OF every four cruise passengers is single. So why do so many cruise lines make it so expensive for single travelers?The singles supplement - the fare charged one traveler occupying a cabin designed for two - is often as much as double the per-person...
Homers Propel Dodgers by Cards
The Cardinals' magic number remained at 11 for clinching the National League Central Division title Saturday night when they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5.Their lead remained 2 1/2 games over the second-place Houston Astros while the Dodgers stayed...
Hostile Inanimate Objects Have Their Murphy's Law
WHY THINGS BITE BACKTechnology and the Revenge of Unintended ConsequencesBy Edward Tenner 346 pages, Knopf, $26 `RESISTENTIALISM" has long been used in our family to explain the inexplicable: Why light switches, fixed in place in daylight hours, elude...
How to Build a Program from Scratch
By Erk Russell's own admission, it was just "a ditch." Nothing more. Nothing less. Of course, what could be lesser, or lower, than a drainage ditch described by the former Georgia Southern coach as "the most gnat- and mosquito-infested body of water...
Hull, Chelios Form Bond at World Cup
For the last five seasons, Brett Hull and Chris Chelios have knocked heads as the primary players in the rivalry between the Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks.To stop Hull, Chelios would slash, hack and spear him. To retaliate, Hull would try harder to...
Hurricane Fausto Hits Mainland of Mexico
Hurricane Fausto roared onto the Mexican mainland on Friday after speeding across the gulf from Baja California.The storm came ashore with 80 mph winds around midnight near Topolobampo, a port bloodied last September by Hurricane Ismael.Fishermen tied...
Hurricane Slams into Mexico; One Dead Fausto Downgraded after Ravaging Coast
Hurricane Fausto crossed the Gulf of California and broke up over the Mexican mainland Saturday, leaving an American vacationer dead and yachts washed up on Baja beaches.Fausto was downgraded to a tropical storm when its winds weakened from 80 mph to...
Huskies Sack No. 14 Byu
Rashaan Shehee ran for two touchdowns in the first half and Shane Fortney rushed for one and passed for one after halftime to lead host Washington to a 29-17 victory over No. 14 Brigham Young.Steve Sarkisian, who threw 10 touchdown passes in BYU's first...
If Somebody Calls, Ozzie Might Play la Official Says
Ozzie Smith says he is going to retire but one Los Angeles Dodgers official who asked not to be identified, predicts, "If somebody calls him about playing, he'll play - because he can still play."The official said the Cardinals' shortstop situation wouldn't...
If Somebody Calls, Ozzie Might Play la Officials Says
Ozzie Smith says he is going to retire but one Los Angeles Dodgers official who asked not to be identified, predicts, "If somebody calls him about playing, he'll play - because he can still play."The official said the Cardinals' shortstop situation wouldn't...
If You Go on the Spirit of Peoria
Getting There: To get to Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton, take Highway 367 (Lewis and Clark Expressway) to Alton, then turn north onto the Great River Road (Highway 100).Dining: The food on the boat was so-so (a lot of it tasted packaged), dinner...
Illini Have Zero to Show for a Visit to Arizona
Illinois is not only searching for a way to the end zone and its first victory of the season, but now the Illini are looking for points. Some divine intervention would also help, after losing 41-0 to Arizona Saturday night in front of 43,012 at Arizona...
International Team Cuts U.S. Lead to 1
Davis Love III walked off the fourth green after going 2-up in his match at the Presidents Cup, turned to partner Fred Couples and said, "Seven in a row."Not only didn't Love and Couples get their record as a team to 7-0 on Saturday at Robert Trent Jones...
Jazz Edge Opens Coca Onstage Series
The Center of Contemporary Arts, opened its 1996-97 Onstage series Friday evening with a performance that featured the Jazz Edge big band, the Cameron Youth Orchestra and three fine St. Louis-area singers - Michele Shaheen, Denise Thimes and Jeanne Trevor....
Joan Didion, Intriguing as Ever Novelist Always Leaves Reader Some Mysteries
THE LAST THING HE WANTEDA novel by Joan Didion227 pages, Knopf, $23 A GENERATION has gone by and the world has turned thousands of times between Joan Didion's first novel and this, her fifth and most accomplished yet. Obviously, the writing of them doesn't...
John Grassilli: Bound for (More) Gloryin Massachusetts
IN 1982, St. Louis theater-goers had a chance to see a play called "Bent," about the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany. It was the kind of play that, if you were fortunate enough to see it, doesn't go away.All these years later, the Theatre...
Juliet Prowse, 59; '60S Dancer and Actress
Juliet Prowse, who parlayed skillful dancing, sultry good looks and the best legs since Betty Grable into TV and movie stardom in the '60s, died Saturday (Sept. 14, 1996) at her home in Holmby Hills, Calif. She was 59 and had suffered from pancreatic...
Kent Receiver Plays Big despite Size
Kahlil Byers stares up at the opposing defender. Always up.He fires off the line, drives his little hands right at the player's chest and twists them like he's kneading dough. In no time, the opponent is off balance and Byers, the shortest player in...
Key House Votes / Key Senate Votes
KEY HOUSE VOTESCORPORATIONS: The House defeated, 157-260, a bill to renew the Overseas Private Investment Corp. for five years while doubling its capacity to support foreign investments by U.S. corporations. A yes vote was to pass the OPIC renewal bill....
Kindergarten May Become 2nd One Mcknight Place
NOTES ON MY CUFF: Charles Deutsch and David Smith, developers of the successful One McKnight Place The Gatesworth, are eyeing acquisition of the 7-acre Wright School Kindergarten on Clayton Road in Frontenac. The duo would like to create another luxury...
Lazy Days Cruising the Illinois River on Spirit of Peoria
EVERYTHING has changed . . . and yet nothing has changed . . . since Pere Marquette first saw the Illinois River Valley more than 300 years ago.Certainly, much of the land has been cleared and a host of structures have been erected, yet the things that...
Lesson in Manners Should Be Diplomatic
Dear Miss Manners: A very dear friend of mine has just been named as ambassador to a fairly fly-specked post. It is his first ambassadorship, and he is thrilled. Unfortunately, I will not accompany him.He is a darling, thoughtful, attractive person,...
Many Jurors in St. Louis `Are Just Plain Anti-Business' Some Judges in Outstate Missouri Would like to Make It More Difficult to Get Personal-Injury Cases Moved to St. Louis
IN JULY, a group of judges from Franklin, Gasconade and Osage counties asked the Missouri Supreme Court to change its rules to reduce the number of personal-injury civil cases going to the St. Louis Circuit Court.Judge Ralph Voss, associate circuit judge...
Mcdonnell's New Teams Mean Changes for Machinists Old Work Rules Will Disappear
When the Machinists begin returning to McDonnell Douglas Corp. Monday, they will find that their jobs have changed. Many of the rules that governed their work in the past are going to disappear.To settle their 99-day strike against the company last week,...
Mejia Dash Does in la in 2-0 Win
Miguel Mejia is Enos Slaughter 50 years later.The Cardinals, having problems in scoring runs, took extreme measures in the ninth inning, and rookie Mejia's mad dash paved the way for a 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night. The game was marked...
Michigan State Celebrating Its 100th Year of Football
As a 19-year-old Army private, Clarence Underwood assumed he could pursue a college degree only in his native South.After all, that's where the black schools were in the illusory separate-but-equal America of 1954.Little did Underwood know that the window...
Millions of Dollars Riding on Unwritten Rule It's Called the 300- Mile Rule. If Your Case Is within That Distance of St. Louis, You Can File It Here
DATE: July 28, 1995.PLACE: The courtroom of Judge James R. Dowd, presiding judge of the St. Louis Circuit Court.The judge of one of the busiest trial courts in the state is huddled with four lawyers. With rulers in their hands, they are poring over road...
Missouri Misses the Point - Again, and Loses 19-16
The black cloud that has hovered over University of Missouri football for 12 seasons seems to be settling in for a 13th.The program that brought you the Fifth-Down defeat (see: Colorado, 1990), the Norman Conquest (see: Oklahoma 77, Missouri 0, 1987)...
Missouri-Rolla Stops Missouri Valley
Steve Hodson rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns as Missouri-Rolla beat Missouri Valley 20-7 in a nonconference game Saturday in Rolla.Missouri Valley (0-1), a member of the Heart of America Conference, took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter on a...
Mizzou Calls on Skornia When Offense Goes Sour
Missouri's quarterback-by-committee system was in effect again Saturday night against Memphis, producing more questions than touchdowns in a 19-16 loss.Sophomore Kent Skornia said he was unsure of coach Larry Smith's reason for implementing the rotation...
MLS Setting Fast Pace for Coaching Turnovers
Who would have thought that there would be so little job security among Major League Soccer coaches? So far, three of the league's coaches - and one general manager - have been fired and the season has a week to go.Colorado didn't wait for the season...
Money, Strategy, Timing and Luck
Contemporary politics is a blend of money, strategy, timing and luck. To win the presidency, you need them all. Having three out of four won't do. Having two out of four creates a loser. One out of four means disaster - and that's where the Dole campaign...
More Than Colorful Music at Mcgurks
Prominent among the clutter of artifacts hanging on the north wall of John D. McGurks Irish Pub is a large framed display showing two photographs of a distinctive looking fellow with an immense white beard. In one photo he holds a pint of beer. In...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
The Upon Further Review staff is really disappointed that work commitments kept us from going to McAlester, Okla., for the big Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo.Prisoners get $5 for getting on a animal - which produces disastrous results, given the inexperience...
`Mousetrap': A Comfy, Enduring Production
The Mousetrap / off the cuff productionsWhere: Chesterfield Community Theatre, West County YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place.When: 8 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 29 How much: $10-15 More Info: 963-8800 THE sumptuous set...
Movie Minutes
THE 1973 assassination thriller "The Day of the Jackal" is being remade in Montreal with Bruce Willis as the hit man, Sidney Poitier as an FBI honcho and Richard Gere as a former IRA commando recruited to help authorities track down the Jackal dude....
'Neath the Streets of Boston, It's the 'Big Dig' Project
Boston has not quite totally shut down. Motorists somehow navigate around barricaded streets to get within a block or two of their destinations. Office workers still manage to trudge through construction sites and show up for their jobs.Welcome to what...
Neil Simon Tackles TV Again, Briefly New `London Suite' Comes Complete with Stars from Sitcoms
'London Suite': Neil SimonWhere: Channel 5When: 8 p.m. Sunday ON A TRIP to London a decade ago, playwright Neil Simon threw his back out. He blames tennis - not playing tennis; watching tennis. "I went to Wimbledon," Simon recalls, "and the seats there...
No. 17 K-State Goes 3-0 with 35-0 Win over Bearcats
Marlon Charles scored twice and gained 106 yards, and Mike Lawrence added two TDs, as No. 17 Kansas State beat Cincinnati 35-0 on Saturday.The host Wildcats (3-0) manhandled the Bearcats (1-2) despite an offense that seemed out of sync and committed...
No Group Linked to Twa Jet Crash Worldwide Effort Yields No Clues, Sources Say
After more than eight weeks of global intelligence gathering, authorities investigating the crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800 have been unable to link it to international terrorist groups, according to high-ranking law enforcement sources.Although...
Notes & Calendar (Outdoors)
NOTEBOOKSpecial waterfowl hunting clinics for youths are being offered at six locations around the state.Youths aged 11-15 will learn about habitat, identification, ethics, safety and strategy for hunting ducks and geese in one-day sessions with a mix...
Nothing Sweet about `London Suite'
ONE of the many problems with television, opines the stuffy Brit played by Kelsey Grammer in "London Suite" (8 p.m. Sunday on Channel 5), is that no one talks like a human being. "They all shriek."Apparently that's also a problem with theater, at least...
Olympic Medalist Urges Safe Sex `There's a Dream to Live, but You've Got to Protect It and Yourself'
The afternoon-long session at Stevens Middle Community Education Center Saturday was billed as "Straight Talk in the 90s: The Real Deal About AIDS." And that's what about 50 middle-schoolers from Stevens and representatives of several children's agencies...
Orthwein Starts Season with Plays That Tackle Big Picture
On Friday night, Orthwein Theatre Company opened its eighth season on a cosmic scale, with a trio of plays that ask big, what's-it-all-about questions.On the Orthwein Mainstage, there's Thornton Wilder's allegory of the human condition, "The Skin of...
Over 100 Namesakes Gather in Tribute to Bear Bryant
This small college town is dotted with salutes to the coaching great who likely touched more lives in this state than any other person.But a more fitting tribute will come when about 100 people meet at the museum dedicated to the man who would have been...
Overzealous Fans Become a Real Concern Today for Pro Athletes
Boomer Esiason didn't think much of it when he received the first letter from an adoring female fan.As an NFL quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals, he kind of expected such things.But his concern started to grow when other members of his family began...
Pair of Lawsuits Helps Show Why Lawyers like City One Railroad Worker Was Injured in Illinois, the Other in Arkansas. Their Awards Totaling $6.45 Million Came from Juries in St. Louis Circuit Court
LARRY ALLEN and Tommy Calloway, both 47, say St. Louis jurors have been fair to them. In the past year, jurors awarded a total of $6.45 million to the two men, who were hurt while working for railroads.Allen, a former engineer, received $4.75 million...
Palm House: Party Benefits Restoration in Tower Grove Park
SLIPPED INTO the Party at the Palm House in Tower Grove Park just in time for cocktails in the ruins and a mini-tour of Tower Grove House, the home of lucky park director John Karel.Under Karel, a neighborhood group called the Friends of Tower Grove...
PBS Goes West for New Season
THE settling of the American West is one of history's most stirring dramas.It abounds with all the right ingredients.Heroes. Villains. Triumph. Tragedy. Adventure. Danger. Filmmaker Stephen Ives attempts to capture those elements and more of that sweeping...
Pearson Stepping out of Ohio State Shadow
Even though there was a long line in front of him, Pepe Pearson knew he would get his chance.First there was Robert Smith. Then there was Eddie George.Always, it seemed, Pearson was overshadowed by the great backs who went before him. Until now. In his...
Pearson Steps out of Ohio State Shadow
Even though there was a long line in front of him, Pepe Pearson knew he would get his chance.First there was Robert Smith. Then there was Eddie George.Always, it seemed, Pearson was overshadowed by the great backs who went before him. Until now. In his...
Penske Won't Take the Losing for Long
Chip Ganassi knows that Roger Penske won't take this lying down."The kind of year that we've had and the kind of year that they've had is just going to make them work that much harder," Ganassi said. "Just about the time you start counting those guys...
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