St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 3, 1997

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1st Game with Rams Likely Gave Vermeil 2nd Thoughts
Moments before the opening kickoff, Rams wide receiver Eddie Kennison gave Dick Vermeil a hug.Vermeil was about to prowl the sidelines as an NFL coach for the first time since 1982. He had things under control.Khaki slacks, blue shirt.Headset.Play list.Vermeil...
1st Game with Rams Likely to Give Vermiel 2nd Thoughts
Moments before the opening kickoff, Rams wide receiver Eddie Kennison hugged Dick Vermeil.Vermeil was about to prowl the sidelines as an NFL coach for the first time since 1982, and he had things under control.Khaki slacks, blue shirt.Headset.Play list.Vermeil...
27 More Area Students Win National Merit Scholarships
Twenty-seven additional high school students from the region have received college-sponsored scholarships through this year's National Merit Scholarship Corp.'s competition.Winners get awards of $250 to $2,000 a year as undergraduates if they attend...
5 Homers Power Royals Past Red Sox
Dean Palmer homered twice and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals hit a season-high five homers in beating the visiting Boston Red Sox 10-3 Saturday.Palmer, who was dealt from Texas to Kansas City on July 25, is 12 for 34 with two home runs...
A Bad Trip for Some Rams, Harris' Troubles an Ugly Reminder
Darryl Henley bowed his head and bit his lower lip as the verdict was read in U.S. District Court. After four days of jury deliberation, he was convicted of conspiring to run a cocaine trafficking ring.At least one juror wept at the conclusion of the...
A China Precedent for Clinton and Iran
Last week, in analyzing the budget-tax agreement worked out between the president and Congress, The New York Times wrote the following: ". . . passage of the budget deal would fulfill Mr. Clinton's recent hope for a place in history as the president...
A Deep Stock(ton) Lake Is Wall-to-Wall Walleye, If You Dodge the Bluegill
The strike gave every indication of being a walleye. A light tap, then just a weight on the line. But when the angler set the hook he knew this wasn't what he had in mind.The fish fought hard in tight circles, then made two strong runs in a manner unlike...
A Fan's Plea to Baseball to Save Itself: Preserve National, American Leagues
To:The Lords of BaseballRe: Your latest lunacyGentlemen - I use the term loosely - you are in serious trouble.My brother has been a baseball fan since Sandy Amoros robbed Yogi in Game 7 of the 1955 World Series. He can recite at will the starting lineup...
Air Museum Opens in England
THE NEW American Air Museum, which claims the largest collection of historic American combat aircraft outside the United States, is to open this week at Duxford Airfield near Cambridge, England, joining an already formidable number of military exhibits...
Alley Spring Started as Mill but Is Bigger Hit as Park
Alley Spring was never successful as a mill.Its success came first as a state park and now as a popular visitor spot in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.In the early 1900s, Alley Spring was the center of a busy farming community that included a grist...
A Mixed Blessing Chicago Shows off Its Ethnic Neighborhoods
CHICAGO is often described as a city of neighborhoods. The Gold Coast may snare headlines for its glamorous apartment buildings and charming townhouses on Lake Shore Drive, and Lincoln Park for its yuppie overflow and surfeit of Starbucks coffee houses....
Annexation, Taxes on Ballot Tuesday
Here's a list of proposals and candidates on Tuesday's ballot other than the filling of the vacancy in the 3rd District of the St. Louis County Council:ST. LOUIS COUNTYMunicipalitiesCrestwood: Annexation of 290 acres east and south of the municipality....
Arafat Attacks Security Limits Leader Accuses Israel of War on Palestinians
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat accused Israel Saturday of declaring war on his people over its security clampdown following this week's bloody suicide bombings in Jerusalem.As Israel put more police on its streets for fear of further attacks, A...
A Railroad Ride into the Past Iron Mountain & Southern Bound for Nostalgia on Track 1
AMERICA'S railroad heritage may be fading, but our fascination with trains is as strong as ever.How else to explain the phenomenon of the St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway? About 100,000 people ride along each year as the train, pulled by a...
As Demand Meets Supply, Zagat Survey Looks for Hotel Values
MOST TRAVELERS don't need another survey to tell them hotel rates have skyrocketed at major U.S. business and vacation destinations. They've already discovered that. But what they would appreciate is a little guidance on the best places to stay, now...
Asthma Drug Next in Merck Pipeline
LET'S GO TO PRESS! The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. will unveil, subject to FDA approval, a new drug for treating asthma - perhaps by 1998. The word on the drug, called Singulair, came from Eleanor Stathis and Lisa Burkholder, who greeted more than...
At 14, Rudd Saw Indy and Got the Itch
In 1971, 14-year-old Ricky Rudd came to town for the national championships of go-karting. Although the races were held at Indianapolis Raceway Park, he was eager to get a glimpse of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway."We came a little early and did...
At the Theater
Bye Bye Birdie: A lively musical comedy about an ordinary American family whose life is turned upside down when their teen-aged daughter is chosen to receive "one last kiss" from an Army-bound rock star. Ozark Actors Theatre, Cedar Street Playhouse,...
A Young Man Lost
* Poverty and retardation and abuse are important issues. Reporter Bill Smith met an individual behind those issues . . . and couldn't turn his back.DONALD WAS 20 when I first met him. It was October 1991, just before Halloween, and he'd been in the...
Babies Bountiful at Florida's Sea World
SEA WORLD of Florida is booming with babies. Eight California sea lion pups, four harbor seal pups, 18 stingrays, five dolphin calves and a Clydesdale colt have joined the Sea World family this summer.The new additions to this theme park near Orlando...
Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees
Baseball Hall of Fame inductees:PHIL NIEKROWon 318 games in 24 seasons with the Braves, Yankees, Indians and Blue Jays. . . . Frustrated hitters with a baffling knuckleball he learned from his father. . . . Five-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove...
Behemoths of Country Join Forces to Rock Kiel
Perhaps the most amazing thing about the country music extravaganza at the Kiel Center on Friday night was that no one got hurt.Reba McEntire, the only woman among today's Nashville acts who can headline an arena, is touring this year with fellow stadium-stuffers...
Boldon Bolts to Year's Fastest 100 Meters
This is the year of the sprinter, and no one has personified it more than Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago.The brash and brilliant Boldon dashed to the year's fastest time and the fifth-fastest ever in the 100 meters Saturday, clocking 9.87 seconds...
Boldon Bolts to Year's Fastest 100 Meters, Threatens Record
This is the year of the sprinter, and no one has personified it more than Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago.The brash and brilliant Boldon bolted to the year's fastest time and the fifth-fastest ever in the 100 meters Saturday, clocking 9.87 seconds...
Booming Job Market Still Closed to Some among Them Are Workers Who Won't Relocate
Unemployment has dipped to its lowest level in a quarter-century. But don't tell that to Wilfredo Soto or Roberto Fernandez.Soto, an unemployed chemical worker in this lunch-pail city, lost his factory job in November when the company "downsized." Despite...
Brew Masters: The World's Best Beer Joints
IT'S HOT, sticky and your dogs are screaming to get off the pavement. The back of your throat feels like the Mojave and your tongue like it's Crazy Glued to the roof of your mouth.If you see one more museum, one more famous building, one more shop sell...
Brickyard 400 Results
Results Saturday from the NASCAR Winston Cup Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps completed, money won and reason out, if any:1. (7) Ricky Rudd, Chesapeake,...
Briefs
NATIONIOWA3 Dead As Explosions Level 2 HomesAuthorities said that propane leaks may have triggered two separate house explosions in western Iowa that killed three people and injured three others.An elderly woman died in an explosion in Crescent about...
Cards' Big Mac Attack Comes Up Lean
Mark McGwire was on hand but not much else really changed since the last time Philadelphia rookie Garrett Stephenson faced the Cardinals.In that game, on May 13, Stephenson fanned 12 and gave up just two hits and two runs in seven innings in his major-league...
Cards Make Two Do, Nip Phils Stottlemyre Again 1 Better for Birds
For a fourth time in six games, and for an eye-popping 43rd time this season, the Cardinals on Saturday scored fewer than three runs.But with the help of Todd Stottlemyre, a bases-loaded walk and the Willie McGee of 15 years ago, they managed a 2-1 victory...
Change of Tune: Retailers Cut Costs to Keep Music Going
Thanks to some hot new groups, music sales are showing signs of life after two years so deadly that many music retailers were driven into the ground.And while investors should realize that music retailing faces several long-range problems, they may find...
Civil War Battlefields of Red Ink
SMITHSONIAN'S GREAT BATTLES & BATTLEFIELDS OF THE CIVIL WARBy Jay Wertz and Edwin C. Bearrs856 pages, William Morrow, $42`TO THE READER: During production a number of errors were introduced into this first edition of `Smithsonian's Great Battles and...
Clinton Hails Budget Bill; Public Wary
President Bill Clinton Saturday hailed the "historic" budget legislation, which he intends to sign into law Tuesday, but a new poll found that most Americans doubt it will lead to a balanced budget."This is an historic achievement, a plan that will strengthen...
Computer Game Ban Irks Federal Workers
When the Senate agreed to legislation that would require federal agencies to remove computer games from all government computers, Sen. Lauch Faircloth, R-N.C., called his proposal a "common sense" remedy aimed at restoring the public's confidence in...
Continued Success for the Senior Tour despite Problems
The Senior PGA Tour wasn't really much of a tour in the beginning.That was 1980."I didn't think it would work," said Burch Riber, general chairman of the Kroger Senior Classic, which heldthis month at The Golf Center in Mason, Ohio."I thought there were...
Crack Habit Keeps Prostitutes on Street, despite Killer
Prostitutes walk brazenly up and down this city's dingy Independence Avenue, their torn and dirty clothes hanging loosely on bodies thinned by heavy drug use.They saunter, Hollywood-style, past run-down storefronts and pawn shops shuttered with steel...
Crohn's Disease Inflames the Digestive Tract
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can you please tell me what Crohn's disease is? What causes it? What is its treatment? I'd like to have any information you have.Crohn's disease is one of the two so-called inflammatory-bowel diseases. The other is ulcerative colitis....
Cruise Ship's Shopping Tips: More Than Meets the Eye
A FRIEND of mine who lives in Boca Raton, Fla., visits Key West so often she could be called an honorary Conch. My friend also happens to be a black belt in shopping. So whenever I head for Key West - a southernmost outpost where quirky shops are part...
Curt Flood's Legacy Lives On
Curt Flood's legacy surfaced last week in Washington and in the Cardinal infield.Mr. Flood was the Cardinal center fielder who after the 1969 season stood up and said no to a trade to the Phillies. He lost his personal battle in court, but won a war...
Dealing with Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Teen-Agers
Medical, educational and social service professionals are spending a lot of time discussing the origins and consequences of early sexual activity. There is a responsibility to examine the issues as completely and candidly as possible. The public is best...
Diplomats Tiptoe into Minefield of Korean Negotiation
Five decades after Korea was split into a Soviet-backed north and U.S.-aligned south, the meandering 100-mile border between the two remains the last Cold War tinder box.On Tuesday, an effort begins to disarm this geopolitical land mine that history...
Ditka Makes a Winning Return 21-12
Sunburned and edgy, Mike Ditka crossed his arms in a death grip during plays, paced like a lumbering bear between them. He chomped his gum madly, as if it were searing his tongue.He patrolled the sideline not as though he'd been away from it for four...
Domestic Abuse Is a Real Crime
Dear Ann Landers: It happened again, this time in Minneapolis. A man killed his wife after ignoring a restraining order. He kicked in the door, with their children in the home. They witnessed the entire scene. The abuse had been going on for a long time,...
Downtown Needs New Magnets to Attract People
ON MY DESK at the Post-Dispatch is a bumper sticker that reads: "St. Louis: Gateway to the Best."It was sent to me by a guy from Collector's Holiday, a local company that makes bumper stickers and political buttons.I appreciate the bumper sticker and...
Dramatic Storm at Sea Best Seller Is Extraordinary Tale of Nature
THE PERFECT STORMA True Story Of Men Against The SeaBy Sebastian Junger256 pages, W.W. Forton & Co., $23.95SEBASTIAN JUNGER'S hook is about a storm off the coast of Nova Scotia in October 1991, in which the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail disappeared with...
Economists See Silver Lining in Czech Floods; `Storms' Brew
As monthlong flooding eases across most of Central Europe, some economists are raising a new storm with claims that the ruinous rain clouds may have a silver lining.Although the personal suffering and loss of life are beyond measure, these experts say...
Edgar Gives Frank View of Political Reality Illinois Governor Provides Look at Ins and Outs of Fund Raising
When Gov. Jim Edgar walked into the third-floor courtroom of the federal building in downtown Springfield Tuesday and raised his right hand to be sworn in, it was difficult to miss the irony.For years, Edgar had defended Illinois' practice of allowing...
Ex-Cop Shares Lead with Irwin in Boston
Bob Betley, a one-time motorcycle cop plagued by injuries in recent years, is holding off on plans to quit the Senior PGA Tour for a career building log cabins in Idaho.Betley, 57, playing on a sponsor exemption, shot a 6-under-par 66 on Saturday for...
Families Already Figuring Tax Cuts Credits Open Doors for Education, Savings
The new tax bill will put more than $2,000 a year in the pockets of Patrick and Donna Conley of Ballwin.They know just what they will do with their new jackpot: Stuff it in the bank to pay for college for their children."This will open up some new possibilities...
FBI Minimizes Possible Link between NY Suspects, Hamas
The FBI Saturday downplayed the possibility of a link between two Palestinians charged with plotting to bomb the New York subways and Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group."It is totally wrong to say that these individuals are connected to and directed...
Fence Removed on Downtown Street
City trucks and crews early Saturday began removing a controversial cyclone fence around the boarded-up Syndicate Trust building complex downtown and replacing it with a plywood fence flush with the curb."It's been really bad for some time on traffic,"...
Folkl, Hutchinson: Dynamic Duo at Stanford
Kristin Folkl and Chad Hutchinson are the best female and male two-sport athletes ever attending the same school at one time.Let the arguments begin.Sure, there are other candidates, particularly if you stretch the boundaries a little.One suggestion:...
Former Anti-Nuclear Activists Want Railroad Cars Preserved
The last time Jim Douglass saw the "White Train," he was trackside, part of a protest to stop it.He thought then that the cars, carrying nuclear warheads for Trident missiles at the Bangor Submarine Base near Bremerton, Wash., should be stripped and...
Fox Eyes Summer Fans, `Event-Izing' Numbers Supporting No. 4 Network's Move to Show Fewer Reruns
AFTER a season of ups and downs described as "one wild ride," Fox is ready to return to its roots as "the alternative network."That, says Fox Entertainment president Peter Roth, means programs "unlike anything you can see anywhere else" - "The X-Files,"...
Fringe Friendly Creative Benefits Are Easing Employees' Lifestyles While Helping Companies Compete Favorite Fringes
Fringe benefits aren't what they used to be. At many companies here, they are better. Among the new or unusual offerings:Two hours off a week - paid - to do volunteer work at a school, even if you're helping out in your own child's classroom.$1,000 a...
Gephardt Insists Party Is Unified in Spite of His Rout over Budget
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., on the losing end of the recent budget battle, insisted Saturday there was "essential unity" among Democrats."It's a `big tent' party," said Gephardt. "There have always been liberal Democrats, and there...
Germans Get Laughs from `Hogan's Heroes,' Set in Nazi Pow Camp
"Hogan's Heroes," the American TV comedy about a Nazi POW camp, has become a cult hit in Germany.To ensure German viewers understand the show isn't meant to be taken seriously, dialogue is reworked to make the Nazis even more ridiculous.For instance,...
Ghosts, Heroes Haunt the Halls of Cooperstown
Forty years ago, I visited this treasure trove of baseball for the first time. I haven't gotten over the excitement of the sights, sounds and especially the people at the Hall of Fame.Sadly, too many of the men are gone, giants of the game I sat and...
Gold Slump Puts S. Africans out of Work, New Leaders on Spot
Harry Motlaanme grips a piece of paper spelling out the end of his 20 years as a gold miner, a victim of the vagaries of a glinting piece of metal.The union office at the Randfontein Estates Gold Mine is streaming with hundreds of bewildered miners like...
Gop Leaders Promise to Fight for Rejected Private School Plan
The main budget battle may be over, but GOP congressional leaders declared Friday that for a rejected plan to help parents cover the cost of putting their children in private schools, the war is only beginning.House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and...
Hercules: Big Enough for Disney, Universal
HERCULES, in ancient Greek and Roman myth, had a pretty rough life - killing his wife, Megara, while under an evil spell, struggling through 12, well, Herculean "labors" to purify himself and suffering a painful death in the end for cheating on his second...
High Hopes Small-Town Football Star Tries to Make Impact at Texas
The world of big-time college football is about to get significantly bigger, just by adding one recruit from a tiny town in Central Texas.Leonard Davis is THAT large.Larger than life, in fact, to the folks at little Wortham High School.No one in Wortham's...
Hope Almost Lost When Rescuers Hear Man's Voice amid Rubble
Rescue workers had nearly abandoned hope of finding any survivors Saturday under the wreckage of a ski resort buried by a landslide when they detected a voice coming from under a concrete slab.Firefighter Steve Hirst told rescuers to hold off with their...
Hope Comes One Step at a Time for Konstantinov
Vladimir Konstantinov's hand is placed on the Stanley Cup. No one really knows what he feels or what he sees when he stares at the silver surface of hockey's most famous prize.Irina Konstantinov holds her husband's hand and he squeezes back ever so softly....
How to Avoid the `Are We There Yet' Game
CAN THERE really be family fun in the car? Be honest now.Well, maybe momentary fun, at least. Like a few rounds of "Row, row, row your boat." Until someone squeezes the juice box too hard and fruit punch splashes the back of your neck and gets your hair...
Icebreaker Up the Middle? Newcomer Turcotte May Help Quenneville and Blues Wing It at Center
Newcomer Darren Turcotte may trigger a game of musical centers on the Blues.Turcotte, who arrived from San Jose for winger Stephane Matteau, could plug the leak at No. 2 center behind Pierre Turgeon. In that event, coach Joel Quenneville said he might...
Illinois Universities Part of U.S. Plan to Develop Computer Nuclear Tests
Fifty-five years ago, a nuclear chain reaction conducted by University of Chicago scientists marked the birth of the nuclear age. Now, in the post-Cold War era, the U.S. Energy Department is turning to the University of Chicago and the University of...
Inflation Seems Tamed, but Is It Really? Some Still Fear Rising Prices
Ray Worseck noticed it when he passed through Lambert Field a few weeks ago: The price of a shoeshine had jumped by a third since January.For eight years, a shine at the airport had cost $3, plus tip. Then in June, suddenly a shine was $4."That's a sign...
In Three Women's Sports, Very Thin Is Extremely In
Amy Webster glances at the photograph of herself on the awards podium a few years ago and remembers what she was thinking as she looked around at the other ice dancers: "I'm the fattest girl at Nationals."Webster was and still is 5-feet-6 and 112 pounds....
Invasion of the Sci-Fi Flicks Out-of-This-World Films Take over Movie Houses
WHEN IT COMES to selling movie-house popcorn these days, reality bites.More and more, movies are out of this world. Science fiction - the spacier the better - is box-office butter, and the far-out has become a safe bet.Not counting the three "Star Wars"...
Investors in China Refocus Fever to Get Inside Is over; Firms Now Seek to Make Profit
China was a promising market when Chrysler Corp. launched Beijing Jeep Corp. in the early 1980s. Tens of thousands of Jeep Cherokees later, the joint venture is the leading symbol of the U.S. presence in the Chinese auto industry.But after being passed...
Investors Wonder Where It Will End `Perfect Market' Stirs Worries
Things are perfect in the stock market these days, and that has investors concerned.The current backdrop of benign inflation, low interest rates and stable economic growth powered a 27 percent rally in shares so far in 1997. In the first half, the value...
Jaeger Kick Saves Day as Bears Drop Buffalo in Overtime
Jeff Jaeger kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6:09 remaining in overtime Saturday night to give visiting Chicago a 20-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.The Bears moved 27 yards on 10 plays before Jaeger won the game. He sent the game into the extra period...
Jimmy's Journeys Visting a Country's People, More Than Its Places, Is Former President Carter's Idea of an Enriching Vacation
FOR A SMALL-TOWN boy brought up in the rural South, one of my good fortunes in life has been the opportunity to travel: under the sea as a young submarine officer with the U.S. Navy, on trade missions as governor of Georgia, throughout the United States...
Kennison `Scare' Likely Is a Sprain
For a few anxious minutes, a bad night almost turned into the Nightmare in the Metrodome for the Rams.Writhing on the floor of the Metrodome early in the third quarter was star receiver/punt returner Eddie Kennison. Immediately, coach Dick Vermeil started...
Kplr's Tested the Tube Stayed Lively, Local
If out-of-towners buy KPLR-TV (Channel 11) - and that seems likely - they'll end almost four decades of local ownership that has fostered local tradition, quirks and all.Word is that an investment group in California has cut a deal with station owner...
Lasorda about to Get a Hug from the Hall
One day in spring training a few years ago, some writers arrived in Vero Beach, Fla., to discuss the Los Angeles Dodgers with the team's resident cheerleader, manager Tom Lasorda.Lasorda was shifting into oral overdrive, explaining how the Dodgers h...
Mac's Cracks Bp, Day 2: `Seven Straight out of Park, Four in Upper Deck'
Day 2 of the new Redbird Space Age showed steady progress off the launch pad.Newcomer slugger Mark McGwire put on an even more robust show in batting practice.The usually hostile Philadelphia fans cheered him to a standing-ovation crescendo.When the...
Man in the Middle: Mills Lane Pulls No Punches
Mills Lane doesn't look like the kind of guy who regularly pulls the world's heavyweight prize fighters off of each other, who tells them to go sit in a corner, who last month tossed biter-fighter Mike Tyson out of the ring and into national disdain.Consider...
Mayor Harmon: 100 Days and Counting
Mayor Clarence Harmon recently passed his 100-day milestone. In typical Harmonesque fashion, he evaluated his performance in office as "fair." Mayor Harmon deserves an A for candor, humility and accuracy. The question is, is "fair" good enough?During...
Mcgwire Expense Now Must Await End of Season
Consider the top of this Cardinals lineup for 1998, or even the last month of 1997: Delino DeShields, Royce Clayton, Ray Lankford, Mark McGwire, Brian Jordan, Ron Gant.Then consider that these six players probably would cost the Cardinals $28 million....
Military Hid Truth about Spy Planes Behind UFO Craze Cold War Politics Spurred Lies, CIA Reports
In the darkest days of the Cold War, the military lied to the American public about the true nature of many unidentified flying objects in an effort to hide its growing fleets of spy planes, a CIA study says.The deceptions were made in the 1950s and...
Nations Wrestle with Issue of Art Looted in Ww II Germany's Culpability, Losses Pondered
For months, the enormity of Nazi looting from Jews has riveted the world, with Switzerland wrestling with its complicity, Jewish victims demanding compensation and plundered artworks cropping up in the American art market.But the Rubens painting in Buffalo's...
Neither Brooklyn Suspect Fits Pattern of Suicide Bomber
In a comfortable downtown apartment here, Ibrahim Abu Mezer hovered Friday evening near a television tuned to CNN. When he finally saw the face of his youngest son and heard the word "terrorist," his legs buckled and he sank to the floor.The family patriarch,...
New Role for Ireland: Melting Pot Many Vexed by Recent Infux of Immigrants
Resentment is growing in Ireland against foreigners seeking asylum.The antagonism has become so public that Irish President Mary Robinson has warned of the danger of racism "rearing its ugly head" unless people learn to deal with the issues surrounding...
Notes/calendar
NOTEBOOKDeer hunters who think they may have record-book trophies have until Aug. 31 to get their record into the Show-Me Big Bucks Club records. The book won't be updated again for five years.This will be the first record book in the 30 years of the...
Organizations Help Those Who Want to Try Homestays
AN INCREASING number of travelers want to delve into the realities of life beyond the tourist attractions and beachfront resorts. They want people-to-people programs that let them stay with host families and immerse themselves in the culture of the place...
Park Feels a Different Kind of Pressure
Chan Ho Park steps to the plate at Dodger Stadium, sending the fans into action. They clap rhythmically for their hero and smack together plastic bats bearing his name when he slaps a double down the left-field line.The support makes the first Korean-born...
People
JENNIFER ANISTON tells People mag that she'd like to be a mom - and that she has a dad in mind.That would be TATE DONOVAN, whom she caught on the bounce in '95 after he broke up with Sandra Bullock. The paparazzi spooked him and Aniston, and their thing...
Phillips Gains 26 in Opener
After being slowed by knee and groin injuries during the week and criticized by coach Dick Vermeil, Lawrence Phillips performed credibly Saturday. Appearing only in the first quarter, Phillips carried five times for 26 yards on the Rams' first two possessions...
Pitched Battle for 3rd District Council Seat Candidates Bombard Voters with Mailings, Rhetoric
Edith Cunnane and her husband had planned to spend much of the summer preparing for the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Cori. Richard Wolkowitz and his wife expected to concentrate on their new baby girl.As it turned out, family life in the two households,...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSt. Louis: Leroy Taylor, 41, of the 600 block of Clay Avenue, was fatally wounded about 8 p.m. Friday at a motel at Grand and...
Pops Program Ends Its Season Delightfully
There is a great sequence at the end of "The Music of the Night" where the Phantom of the Opera holds a long, sweet high note over four darkly dissonant chords that gradually progress and settle themselves into a fifth one of harmonic consonance. It...
Race Relations: Columbia, Md., Still Living Up to Its Plans
This flower-dotted suburb with good shopping and clean sidewalks marks 30 years as a planned community - planned for people of different races to live together.And, by most accounts, Columbia is still working, at a time when some people are saying the...
Rams' Debut: Forgettable Performance Vermeil Gets First Look, and It's a 24-6 Clunker
After his long sideline sabbatical, Dick Vermeil was eager for some competition. He wanted something to compare his Rams to.Sometimes you get what you wish for.If Saturday's preseason opener against Minnesota was any indication, Vermeil's Rams have a...
Rams' Debut: Forgettable Performance Vermiel Gets First Look, and It's a 24-6 Clunker
After his long sideline sabbatical, Dick Vermeil was eager for some competition. Three weeks into training camp, he wanted to compare his Rams to another team in the worst way.Sometimes you get your wish.If Saturday's 24-6 preseason loss to Minnesota...
Rams Fullback Gets a `Free' Lesson in Yoga-And Karma
THE ANCIENT ART of yoga is supposed to increase your strength and flexibility while bringing your body into alignment. It is supposed to connect your mind and body, helping you to attain an inner peace.In search of some of these things, or all of these...
Real Asset Fund Attracts Investors Wary of Stocks
The $120 billion that flowed into stock and bond mutual funds in the first half of this year has provided a boost to an unlikely prospect: Oppenheimer Real Asset Fund.The fund, the only mutual fund that invests in a range of commodities, has attracted...
Removing Half of Brain Found to Help Seizures Parents Thankful They Took Surgery Risk
Jody Miller was 3 when she began having seizures that made her body jerk for hours, sometimes days. When medication failed, doctors gave her parents a startling option: have half of her brain removed.Jody had the hemispherectomy and became part of a...
Research Finds Baby Talk More Than Gobbledygook
When it comes to babies, most adults can't help themselves. They coo and oooh and over-pronounce words like baaaallll! treeeeee! and hellooooo! in a high-pitched sing song. In short, babies bring out the babbler.But far from being just cutesy, new scientific...
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