St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 25, 1994

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1994 Champions
ARCHERY World Field Champions Recurve Bow</P><P>Men - Andre Parenti, Italy</P><P>Women - Jenny Sjouall, Sweden Compound Bow</P><P>Men - Tom Hendriksen, Denmark</P><P>Women - Michelle Ragsdale, Tucson,...
49ers' QB Makes Break from Past
Steve Young appears on ESPN's Sunday conversation. He appears at almost the same time - this one live, the other taped - on another late night show, girlfriend Stephanie Wyatt close by, as if Steve Young needed any outside help.Show him a defense, he...
5th Day of Bombing Hits Chechen Capital `Shadow of Afghan War' Looms, Paper Says
Moscow's warplanes bombed the devastated capital of Chechnya on Saturday as Russians marked the 15th anniversary of another invasion that scarred and divided the nation - the war in Afghanistan."You can see the shadow of the Afghan war in Chechnya,"...
A Battle of Classic Proportions Kfuo and Kwmu Fight for Area Listeners
AS recently as a decade ago, St. Louis music lovers could enjoy two fine radio stations that provided streams of splendid classical music.KWMU, the younger entrant, indulged listeners in classical fare, even to the exclusion of news programming from...
Agents for Change? Not on Your Life, Says Zeile's Rep
More than 50 players suddenly have become unrestricted free agents with the owners' implementation of their system. But one agent, Seth Levinson, hopes none of the new free agents sign a contract until there is a labor agreement in place."I may be in...
Airliner Hijacked in Algiers; 2 Killed Reports Say Four Muslims Seized Paris-Bound Flight
Four armed men disguised as airport workers seized a French jetliner at Algiers airport shortly before noon Saturday as it prepared to take off for Paris with 283 people aboard.At least two passengers were killed, their bodies tossed off the plane on...
All Is Calm at `Silent Night' Chapel
ON CHRISTMAS EVE in this snow-covered Alpine hamlet near Salzburg, tourists and townsfolk gather outside Stille-Nacht-Kapelle to celebrate Mass and sing."Silent night, holy night,"All is calm, all is bright. . . ."The voices are young and old, sweet,...
Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans
Bertha Dunn, a 90-year-old widow in St. Louis, has given everyone the same Christmas gift since 1944: nuts - almonds, walnuts, pecans - all kinds of nuts.On Dec. 16, 1944, she was living with her relatives in San Antonio, Texas. Her only child, Martin,...
An Ever-Fresh Love for Conifers
The fragrance of fresh fir trees gives a happy jolt to the senses today. So important is that scent to setting a holiday mood that some people actually sniff trees, as well as check them for fullness and balance, when they are shopping .Long before there...
A Peek Behind the Great Wall How to Doctor a Dictator
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF CHAIRMAN MAO By Dr. Li Zhisui Translated by Tai Hung-chao 682 pages, Random House, $30</P><P>ONLY THREE WEEKS before President Richard M. Nixon arrived in Beijing to begin his historic opening to China in 1972,...
`A Prayer for Fair Weather' Priest Recalls Patton's Request at the Battle of the Bulge
The Almighty is in many Christians' thoughts at Christmastime, and that was especially true 50 years ago for George R. Metcalf of Afton, Minn.But Metcalf, an Episcopal priest, had a problem. He not only had to serve the Almighty, he also had to serve...
A Primer on Frankincense with Just a Bit on Myrrh
`FRANKINCENSE was valued more than gold," says Professor Juris Zarins of Southwest Missouri State University, an archaeologist who has studied frankincense's ancient trade routes. "It was a high-status item."Moreover, Zarins and many biblical scholars...
At a Glance
'TIS THE SEASONThe Bengals said "Merry Christmas" to their fans after they rallied to win and finish the season with a 3-13 record, announcing there will be a $3-per-seat increase in ticket prices for next season. That bumps...
A Taste of History
In the middle of historic St. Charles, on the west side of Main Street at First Capitol Drive, sits a vest-pocket park. In warmer parts of the year, it is an ideal spot to find a bench, sit back and pretend you are in an earlier century.The state's first...
At the Movies
NEW</P><P>Heavenly Creatures (R, violence, sexuality; 1:38): A dazzling movie about adolescent obsession, based on a true story. In 1950s New Zealand, two schoolgirls become so enamored of each other that they create their own fantasy...
`Baby Jesus' Figure Arrives as Mysteriously as It Left
Baby Jesus came home Saturday night - in a cab.At 6 p.m., a very baffled cab driver named William Marshall knocked at the door of Liz Laspe's house on Sparrowhawk Court in west St. Louis County."Do you know anything about this?" he asked when she answered.A...
Back to Babylon Some See `Re-Creation' of Fabled Ancient City by Saddam as More Disney Than Mesopotamia
Over the millennia, many calamities have struck this cradle of civilization, site of the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and place of the captivity of the Jews.It was disastrous in 538 B.C., when Babylon...
Backup QB Helps New Orleans Wade Past Denver
The Denver Broncos hoped to win one for Wade. But the New Orleans Saints had a better idea - win one with Wade.Jim Everett threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns before being injured, and backup Wade Wilson made a lead stand up as the Saints beat the...
Bernie's Bits Gift Suggestion: A Ram in a Pear Tree
Bernie Bits:</P><P>Letters.</P><P>We get lots of letters.</P><P>Including this one, which arrived a few days before Christmas:</P><P>"As a retired USAF member who spent time as a law enforcement officer,...
Blaze Engulfs House, Killing 7 in Massachusetts
Fire fanned by stiff wind rapidly engulfed a house early Saturday, killing seven people in their sleep, including five children.Two of the victims were believed to be young autistic twins.By the time firefighters arrived, flames were billowing out of...
Bosnian Foes Honor Accord in Most Areas Muslims, Serbs Trying to Plan for a Longer-Lasting Cease-Fire
The Muslim-led government and its Serbian enemies generally abided by their cease-fire Saturday and took small steps toward working out a longer peace.Bosnian Serbs sporadically violated the truce in Nedzarici, near Sarajevo's airport, and scattered...
Bouncing Back and Taking Wing after Flood, Petropolis Adds a Focus on Birds
The dogs boarding in the back room of Petropolis can make a real din when they get to barking. But their yelping is a welcome sign of life for this business, which remembers too well the silence that struck in 1993.Petropolis Inc., which operates...
Caffeine Overload Coffee Tasters in Hot Demand by Wall Street Security Firms
Even dream jobs have occupational hazards.Take Henry Dunlop's, for instance. For a comfortable salary, Dunlop hangs out in a lower Manhattan "cupping room" every day, tasting coffee. In the line of duty, he has burned the roof of his mouth, suffered...
Cards Lose 10-6, Finish 8-8 in First Year of Buddyball
Buddy Ryan has to wait another year to give Arizona the winner he guaranteed when he took over the Cardinals this season.The Cardinals finished 8-8 under Ryan, dropping a 10-6 decision to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday when Ronald Moore was stopped...
Chargers Say Hello to a Bye
It wasn't easy stopping the Pittsburgh Steelers, even when the team was reduced to a slew of second-stringers. Still, the San Diego Chargers finally got to say hello to a bye.Natrone Means' touchdown run of 20 yards on a fourth-and-1 play with 4 minutes...
Christmas Present? Ha! Nhl Keeps Deadline under Wraps
Well, it's Christmas morning, and the No Hockey League is still in business.Sorry.We overestimated the heart of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and his New York minions to unlock the doors in time for the holiday. Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, the...
Cincy Tops Philadelphia with 2 Fgs in 3 Seconds
The Philadelphia Eagles showed why they're out of the playoffs and probably out of a coach.Ahead 17 points in the second half, the Eagles failed to put away one of the National Football League's worst teams. And for the second successive week, they wound...
Clearing Up Confusion over Muscle Diseases
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have noticed a bewildering array of names for muscle diseases. I want to ask you about just three -"fibromyalgia," "fibromyositis" and "fibrositis." My doctor seems to use all three terms interchangeably.Apparently, aspirin and the...
Cleveland Meets Its Expectations
No one expected this much of the 1994 Cleveland Browns.No one except the Browns."They looked at our schedule and said we were supposed to be an 8-8 club. But we finished with 11 wins and beat the teams we weren't supposed to beat," safety Eric Turner...
Clinton Delivers Holiday Message to U.S. Military
President Bill Clinton sent Christmas thanks to U.S. troops Saturday for helping his administration make the world safer and more peaceful, and said he hoped the airman held captive in North Korea would soon be home with his family.In his weekly radio...
Codes Used to Launch Icbms Are Compromised
The top-secret digital codes that enable the launching of strategic nuclear weapons were compromised during routine operations at the U.S. Strategic Command early this month, U.S. officials acknowledge.The codes are among the nation's most tightly guarded...
Computer System Links Bible, Cyberspace
At a small Baptist college in this northeastern Missouri town, the Bible Belt is about to cross paths with the Information Superhighway.By the end of January, computer-quick Bible references will be available to Hannibal-area pastors, students and others...
Congregations Open Buildings and Hearts for the Homeless
A car slips through the streets of Ladue, stops in front of a white-columned landmark, and house guests spill out.After a hearty dinner and second helpings of double-chocolate cake, two women guests relax in Victorian chairs in the formal parlor. One...
Couple Says a Long-Distance `I Do'
A U.S. Army lieutenant serving in Haiti has exchanged marriage vows by video link with her new husband at Fort Drum near Ithaca, N.Y."It's kind of like when people jump out of an airplane to get married, or do it underwater. If you're going to do it,...
Courtesy of the Cheeks Convicted Couple's Auctioned Items Are Hit during Holiday
A wool rug that shows Santa Claus standing next to a Christmas tree is the hit of the party season, says Steve Bova of Ballwin.Thank the former owners, Malcolm and Stephanie Cheek."It's a novelty," said Bova, who rolled out the 6-by-9-foot rug in his...
Cowboys Worry after Loss to Giants
The Team of the '90s is now a team in limbo. And after the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys, even some members of the two-time defending Super Bowl champions are concerned about which team will show up in postseason play.Cowboys coach Barry...
Critics Fire Barbs at `Ready to Wear'
AFTER ALL the hoopla, "Ready to Wear" ("Pret-a-Porter") finally premiered in New York earlier this month. Here are some of the comments about the Robert Altman film, which hits theaters on Christmas Day:"Altman describes `Pret' as a lighthearted farce....
Dark Victory
The melt-in-your-mouth quality of chocolate, the sweet seductive flavor that's so hard to resist, ought to be enough. It shouldn't have to be a health food, too.And it isn't. But its reputation is improving, thanks to new studies that indicate chocolate...
D.C. Council Cuts Deep U.S. Capital Faces Bankruptcy, Slashes $278 Million
Facing a widening deficit and the threat of a congressional takeover of city finances, the District of Columbia Council has voted to eliminate 2,500 municipal jobs and slash $278 million from services ranging from transportation to police and schools."We...
Dean Rusk Dean Rusk War Overshadowed an Extraordinary Life
FOR THE LAST 25 years of his life Dean Rusk recognized that his name would forever be linked with the most divisive and disastrous foreign war in our nation's history. With characteristic modesty and iron self-control, he accepted that fact - although...
Despite Risks, Teens Dip and Chew Tobacco
It's really disgusting when a brown tobacco-filled puddle clogs the school's drinking fountain, students at Bowling Green High School say, or when users of chewing tobacco spit and a rivulet of spittle dribbles down their chins.Craig Coe, a Bowling Green...
Does Film Tell It like It Is?
I LIKED Robert Altman's new movie, "Ready to Wear" (it opens in St. Louis today). I may be one of the few fashion writers who did.Altman lampoons the fashion press more than any other group in this meandering, behind-the-scenes look at a week of French...
Dolphins, Fans Finally Find Nice Fit at Robbie Stadium
Joe Robbie unveiled his state-of-the-art stadium in 1987 expecting that it would become the crown jewel of all National Football League facilities, complete with a house full of content fans who gave the Miami Dolphins an unmistakable home-field advantage.But...
Dressing for After-Work Parties
THE BOSS HAS INVITED you and your colleagues to hang up the phones, log off the computers and join him after work for some holiday cheer at the ritzy little tavern down the street. Or your husband has offered to dress up the kids and meet you at the...
Enjoy the Good Life While It Lasts
It will be a good year if you're looking for a job, working for the auto industry in St. Louis or looking to earn a decent risk-free yield on your savings.It won't be too bad if you're trying to stretch a fixed income to cover the rising cost of living.But...
EPA Ban on Lead Fishing Sinkers Isn't Likely to Float
Don't throw away your lead fishing sinkers. Lead fishing tackle items aren't sunk yet.Last summer the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was moving toward banning the manufacture, importation and distribution of lead sinkers of 1...
Eric Stoltz: Star of `Little Women' Is Actor of Moment
ERIC STOLTZ'S suite in the Paramount Hotel is fashionably small. Designer Philippe Stark's furniture punctuates rather than decorates the space. A contoured aluminum tube dangles from the ceiling. It is a lamp.Then there is Stoltz. Wavy red hair falls...
Experience Decreases Angioplasty Death Rate Researchers Studied over 217,000 Cases
If you need an angioplasty, your chance of survival will be considerably better it you have it done in a hospital with more experience in the surgical technique.In fact, the death rate among patients who undergo angioplasty is about one-third higher...
FAA Plans Field Tests on Scanner for Bombs
After nine years of research, the Federal Aviation Administration says it has certified a computerized airport explosives detection system that works much like CT scans in hospitals.The agency said it hoped to begin field testing models of the InVision...
Fab 5
Fab 5There's a slow stretch on Interstate 44 between the I-270 exchange and the exit to Mo. 141. All we regular commuters know it and normally dread it. But if ever there's a great time of year to be stuck in that bottleneck, this is it: Maritz Corp...
First Novel Explores Life's Cruel Riddles
SWIMMING IN THE STARRY RIVER A novel by P. Carey Reid 374 pages, Hyperion, $19.95</P><P>THE EVENTS that unfold between the covers of "Swimming In The Starry River" seem to rush by, so fast and so compellingly that the book appears...
Florida Is a Jungle to Big-City Retiree
IF YOU ask, or even if you don't, Siggy Rosenbaum, 74, will tell you that he doesn't care much for the retirement life in Florida."I moved down here to Boca Raton a few years ago from New York, and let me tell you, it was the biggest mistake of my life."I...
For a Change, Buffalo Season Ends Early
Once again, the Buffalo Bills ended the season with a loss - only this time it wasn't in the Super Bowl.After being beaten in the last four Super Bowl games, the struggling Bills wound up 7-9, losing to the Indianapolis for their third successive setback."We...
For Variety, Try Colorado"s Winter Park
MORE THAN PERHAPS any other ski resort in Colorado, Winter Park caters to every type of skier.Sample the resort by starting at its base, and you'll see a special area where handicapped skiers are fitted with special equipment, from ski-tipped ski poles...
From Exquisite to Execrable
BEST AMERICAN POETRY 1994 Edited by A.R. Ammons with David Lehman 275 pages, Scribners, $26, $13 paper</P><P>POETRY as much as any art needs controversy to stay alive. In our age when poetry is defined more broadly than ever, David ...
From Their Homes to Yours Season's Greetings from the Winners of the Holiday Card Contest
WELL, I'M impressed.I thought the Post-Dispatch Holiday Photo Card Contest would give me a chance to look at your lives. Reporters are naturally nosy. This would be as much fun as poking through your basements, which I did for another contest.I didn't...
Gift of the Magi in Search of Frankincense in Oman
NO MATTER what time of year you visit, the bazaar merchant in Salalah, Oman, will try his best to interest you in some frankincense.Nowadays, Westerners think about frankincense during the Christmas season, when we hear the story of the Magi bringing...
Goals in Study of U.S. History Light Firestorm
The goal is to wipe out all those groans and glazed-over looks that greet elementary and high school teachers when they bring up the topic of history.The proposed solution, the nation learned last fall, is to let American students seek out their own...
Gop, Environmentalists Gird for `Contract' Dispute
TO HEAR GOVERNMENT critics talk, you wonder whether Santa Claus had to meet worker safety rules for his elves and endure flight restrictions on his sleigh.Listening to the other side, you're thankful for regulations that prevent Santa from running a...
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.So reads a portion of Luke's account of the birth of a humble couple's child in Judea some two millennia ago. It was an ordinary birth under common...
Helping Hand
The St. Louis Women's Commerce Association has donated $1,000 to the scholarship fund of the Women's Career Development Program at Meramec Community College.The Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Center has received $30,000 from the Lutheran Charities Foundation...
Holidays May Mean Finding Not All Is Well with Aging Parents
The only people busier after the holidays than clerks handling gift returns are those who work with the elderly.Between December and January, calls double to many of the agencies that provide transportation, hot meals, in-home care and advice on choosing...
Homeopathy's Legitimacy Boosted Double-Blind Study of Asthma Sufferers Has `Most Positive Findings'
After two centuries of being regarded as little better than superstition, homeopathy is gaining a place in the sun of mainstream medicine.In May, American researchers reported study results suggesting that a homeopathic treatment for diarrhea worked...
Houston Finds Offense, Ends Its Losing Streak
Just when they got it right, the season ended for the Houston Oilers.Reserve quarterback Bucky Richardson ran for one touchdown and ignited the Oilers' dismal offense in a victory over the New York Jets, ending a losing streak at 11 games."I feel good...
How U.S. Got Russian Air Defense System
A Russian transport plane that mysteriously landed at Huntsville International Airport in Alabama carried parts of an advanced Russian air defense system secretly purchased by the Pentagon.The secret deal was brokered by BDM International Inc., based...
Idiot Bosses: Workers Top Pet Peeve, Dilbert Cartoonist Contends
You say your manager is a dolt and your team members are twerps? You're not alone.Working with - and especially for - dummies were the two most irritating workplace trends of 1994, according to a survey of readers of "Dilbert," the comic strip that skewers...
Infighting Hindered St. Louis' Effort for Schools Grant Minority Students Missed out on Help for Science Programs
Because of a turf war between the St. Louis Public Schools and City Hall, the city bungled its first try at a $15 million federal grant aimed at beefing up the city's science education programs for minority students.In September, the National Science...
It's a Wonderful Idea Town Tries to Cash in on Famous Native Jimmy Stewart
Smiling Christmas shoppers in scarves and heavy coats exchange greetings as they hustle past a sign outside the brick bank. "You Are Now in Bedford Falls," the sign reads.But this is not the fictional, all-American town from "It's a Wonderful Life."...
Joe Jackson: `Beautiful and Seductive'
IN 1991, Joe Jackson gave the world what he thought it wanted: Angry young man turns angry older man. Pop hooks and New Wave echoes."I think I was a little disillusioned," Jackson says of the public's reaction to "Laughter and Lust.""I felt that I'd...
Journey to Health Comes Full Circle with Transplants
For most of her first year of life, Shaina Larson of Coon Rapids, Minn., wasn't allowed skin-to-skin contact with anyone but her mother.Shaina was born with a defective immune system, which doctors discovered after she contracted an unusual form of pneumonia....
Just Jammies Snuggle Up in Something Comfy This Winter
ON CHRISTMAS MORNING, just before they start assaulting the tree, most kids look their cherubic best, even if they're wearing any old thing they've chosen to sleep in the night before.Their eyes grow wide with wonder.Their ears are primed to detect ...
Kc Still Has Raiders' Number Chiefs in, La's out of Playoffs
Maybe next season the Los Angeles Raiders will be able to defeat Kansas City. Or next century. But not this year, so their season is over. And the Chiefs are in the playoffs.Mark Collins returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown on the final...
Know Your Rights in a Bunny Suit
LIKE MOST PEOPLE, you probably often ask yourself: "What, exactly, are my legal rights if I am wearing a bunny outfit?"The answer, you will be relieved to learn, is: "It depends."To understand why this is, let us first consider a 22-page legal decision...
Laughs on the Road to Fame the Catskills Lure Comedians to Greatness
ONCE A TV-endangered species, that cockamamie comic, porch prankster and dining room buffoon known throughout the Borscht Belt as "The Tummler" shows vital signs of outliving his oldest gags.From the Yiddish word "tummel," meaning noise, the tummler...
Lemon Awards `Honor' '94'S Sour Ads
Walt Disney Co., General Motors Corp. and Johnson & Johnson weren't on hand this month when the Center for Science in the Public Interest gave out its advertising awards.Small wonder. The consumer advocacy group's Harlan Page Hubbard Lemon Awards highlight...
Madison Avenue's Norm Is Normal Average Look Is `In' for Ad Campaigns
A portly dad swings his child around on the beach in an ad from Gillette. Comfortably paunchy and balding folks testify to the virtues of Quaker Oats, and next month Rayovac battery will air a commercial in which people were cast specifically because...
Magic Carpet Ride: Museum Gala Is One in a Thousand
A THOUSAND AND ONE Nights at the St. Louis Art Museum was a fairy tale spun by Cathy Hayes, Jo Liddy and their committee and included 700 happy guests who paid $200 apiece to swell the net to $310,000.The gala was given by the board of directors and...
Many American Children Find No Room at the Inn
For unto us a child is born . . . .I don't know if you heard that recent broadcast of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." I did, and it was one of the saddest broadcasts I remember hearing.No doubt inspired by the "orphanage" talk of Newt...
Mo. Department of Conservation Aims to Aid River Access
The toughest part of fishing or boating on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers is getting there. You can't, because there are no public accesses in many places.That's about to change. In the next few years the Missouri Department of Conservation is...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
As a Christmas gesture to our loyal Upon Further Review readers, the staff searched long and hard for particularly heart-warming tales of sportsmanship and sharing.First, there is this:CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - A judge has sentenced a rugby union player...
Morton Gould: Honor Came Hard the Composer Had to Fight to Make Music
IF the bullies of P.S. 54 in the Richmond Hills neighborhood of New York City couldn't stop American composer Morton Gould, nothing can.Gould, who just turned 81 and is one of five people to receive 1994 Kennedy Center honors, was a child prodigy. At...
No Dogs Allowed: Specialist Sells Carefully Planned Christmas Music across the U.S
There's a lot more to putting together a good mix of Christmas music than might be expected.There are tempos to consider, whether to play classic or contemporary, or vocal vs. instrumental - the list goes on and on.But because radio stations only do...
No Schtick with Few Words and Many Wins, Wilkens Makes History
The National Basketball Association was built on personality and ego, on teams of spectacular athletes attacking the basket in nightly tests of manhood.Star-driven leagues also attract coaches with huge personalities. Chuck Daly and Doug Moe brought...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>Goose hunting was spotty but pretty good in the quota zone of Southern Illinois last week. A big flight of Canadas arrived last weekend to bring the population in the zone to 360,650.</P><P>Of that number, 56,000...
No White Christmas for K-State
Bill Snyder, who says his Kansas State football team is about as ready as it can be for Christmas Day's Aloha Bowl against Boston College, is still concerned about not having played for nearly four weeks."We'll probably have to be somewhat cautious (in...
Ntozake Shange: Resurrecting Her Writing
AFTER A rough start to a rough morning, Ntozake Shange is settling down. She has been ill all night and still does not feel well. She's grumpy at being asked to meet at her home instead of at a restaurant and annoyed that a photographer showed up 10...
N.Y. School Didn't Have a Prayer with Justice Black
THE TENSION in the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 1962 was palpable as Justice Hugo L. Black leaned forward, rested his arms on the bench and read the opinion with considerable emotion.He gave a brief resume of the case. Five parents of children attending...
Old Monster Acquires a New Twist
THE SECRET LIFE OF LASZLO, COUNT DRACULA By Roderick Anscombe 409 pages, Hyperion, $22.95</P><P>SINCE Bram Stoker first slandered Vlad IV the Impaler back in 1897, the vampire Count Dracula has taken on many changes, keeping pace with...
Only 25,705 Attend Game as Rams Fall to Redskins Players Wonder If 24-21 Loss Is Their Last as la Team
It ends like so many games this season for the Los Angeles. A narrow defeat characterized by missed opportunities, might-have-beens, and just enough botched plays to make a difference.A scrambling Chris Miller is stopped on fourth down at the Washington...
On Wings of Light
Most Americans, 69 percent, believe in angels, according to a Yankelovich Partner-ships poll of 500 individuals last year."Millions of Americans believe they have had experiences with angels," said John Ronner, author of "The Angels of Cokeville and...
Paterno to Voters: Do Homework
One wonders if there have been any Elvis sightings in University Park, Pa.With No. 2 Penn State an 18-point favorite, few are giving No. 9 Oregon much of a chance in the Rose Bowl. And that's more of a bother to Penn State coach Joe Paterno than Oregon's...
PBS Celebrates the Classics Music Specials Range from Haydn to Opera
IF "Good King Wenceslas," "Silent Night" and "The Little Drummer Boy" aren't quite your idea of classical music, PBS offers musical cheer with a roster of programs that should satisfy even the most discriminating music lover.By Monday night, all the...
Peace on Earth: Where? How Long?
We approach year's end. What's hot? What's going to get hotter?We used to worry about the nuclear clock when it was "us vs. them," the "good guys vs. the bad guys," freedom-loving people vs. treacherous communists. We were up to our ears in nuclear warheads...
People
While you're opening Christmas presents, comic PAULA POUNDSTONE is already looking forward to her gig on New Year's Eve.Well, maybe "looking forward" puts it poorly.On New Year's Eve, she writes in Mother Jones magazine, "people insist on yelling and...
People
While you're opening Christmas presents, comic PAULA POUNDSTONE is already looking forward to her gig on New Year's Eve.Well, maybe "looking forward" puts it poorly.On New Year's Eve, she writes in Mother Jones magazine, "people insist on yelling and...
Personal Bike Repair Growing as China Learns Free Enterprise
The bike was in sorry shape - two flat tires, a seat that wouldn't stay still and a chain groaning with rust.Luckily, help was at hand. At the end of the street was a bicycle repairman, who set to work immediately. Off came the old seat, on went a new...
Pets Can Give Warning about Lead Poisoning, Study Reveals
The family pet can give an early warning against lead poisoning, the New England Journal of Medicine reported last week.Robert Dowsett of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Dr. Michael Shannon of Children's Hospital in Boston, wrote in...
Radiation Testers Feared Lawsuits
GOVERNMENT CONCERN over lawsuits and public relations played a paramount role in decisions in the late 1940s to keep information about human radiation experiments secret, newly disclosed documents show.The memos and letters, mostly exchanges between...
Rams Can't Go? Hey, California, You're Dreamin'
If the Los Angeles Rams announce they're moving to St. Louis, sports agent Leigh Steinberg plans to solicit the National Football League owners to gain the eight votes necessary to block the transfer.Steinberg wants to Save the Rams?Save your breath,...
Rams' Schedule Nearly Set; but Where Will Home Be?
St. Louis or Los Angeles?The Rams' home for next year remains uncertain.But their home schedule for the '95 season is all but set in stone.The Rams will play their normal NFC West foes: Atlanta, New Orleans and San Francisco, plus an NFC West newcomer...
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