St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 2, 1995

1–R R–W
1st Soccer Title in Hand; Is There a 2nd in the 'Bush?
After two seasons in St. Louis, the Ambush was at a crossroads last year. The National Professional Soccer League franchise was facing an expensive move from the shuttered Arena, where the team paid no rent, to new Kiel Center, where there would be no...
3 Years Later, Panel Acts on Zoning Advice
Nearly three years after a consulting company suggested that St. Charles encourage the development of several office-campus projects along Highway 370, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider establishing a district for such projects.Zoning...
A Consolation Cigar
Wager: Breeders' Cup (wagering at Fairmount Park)Session: Advance bets placed Friday for Saturday's card.It's not every day that you get to be a participant in a big-time sporting event. The Breeders' Cup annually presents such an opportunity. Fans take...
A 'Dweeb' with a Dream
DAVID KAUFMAN isn't a dweeb, but he plays one on TV.Kaufman, who grew up in Creve Coeur and graduated from DeSmet High School in 1979, is Morley on the CBS sitcom "Dweebs" (7 p.m. Fridays on Channel 4).It's the story of a computer software genius (Peter...
A Little Caustic Margaret Smith, Known for Deadpan Grouchiness, Says Her Edge Has Eased
Grumpy and grouchy are not words usually associated with standup comedy. However, Margaret Smith, who wears those adjectives well, doesn't pretend to be a normal comic. Plus, she says, she prefers other descriptives, such as "wry" or "sour.""I think...
A Look Inside Four Families . . . Four Bland Families
INTIMATE WORLDS Life Inside the Family By Maggie Scarf 424 pages, Random House, $25</P><P>MY DEAREST childhood friend, Mary-Rose, and I were catching up after 25 years. We spoke of ourselves, children, husbands and, before long,...
Area's Economic Pace Slows
The St. Louis area economy is growing, but not as fast as in late summer, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported Wednesday.Across the nation, reports from regional Fed banks found growth slowing amid signs that consumers are tightening their...
Artists' Lofts Now under Creation
As the ArtLoft developers tied up a $5.5 million financing package this week, construction workers were already pounding away inside a once-empty, 10-story brick building on Washington Avenue.By spring or perhaps sooner, workers will have 63 airy, low-cost,...
Arts / Theater
AUDITIONS</P><P>Shattermask Theatre: Equity and non-Equity open auditions for the 1996 summer season at the Studio Theatre and Innsbrook Resort. Ages 14 and up are welcome. Prepare two monologues, headshot and resume. For appointment...
A Tale of One City
When residents in South County go to the polls Tuesday to vote on South Pointe, they could be determining the fate of St. Louis County.If voters choose incorporation, South Pointe will become, with 105,000 people, the county's most populous city and...
Autumn Boosts Human, Floral Potential
Why do so many people turn in their trowels after Labor Day?Right now, the light is low and golden. The air is delightfully cool. We've had some rain, so the soil is moist. Perfect, in other words, for planting."You can plant woody plants and perennials...
Babatunde Olatunji and the Drums of Passion
Nearly 40 years ago, Babatunde Olatunji introduced African music to thousands of Americans with his unprecedented hit album "Drums of Passion," and the Nigerian-born musician has been delighting Western audiences ever since with infectious rhythms drawn...
Belle Has No Candy, So the Yolk's on Him
A trick-or-treater has complained that temperamental Cleveland Indians outfielder Albert Belle bumped him with his car after Belle's house was pelted with eggs.Belle told police Tuesday night that a group of teen-agers threw eggs at his house in suburban...
Biasucci Joins Rams' Drama after Eight-Week Layoff, Kicker Set for Some Theatrical Finishes
To kick or not to kick. That was the question.Dean Biasucci had kicked well enough with the Indianapolis Colts over a 10-year period to make the Pro Bowl in 1987, top 100 points in '88, and score more points than anyone else who's worn the horseshoe...
Blackwell Returns to Mu; Martin Arrested Again
University of Missouri sophomore fullback Ernest Blackwell returned to football practice Wednesday after deciding - for now - not to leave the program.Blackwell, from Eureka High, had gone home Monday for what coach Larry Smith calls "personal reasons."...
Blame Cat Scratch Fever on the Kitty
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am looking for something on cat scratch fever. My son had it, and the doctors took a couple of weeks to determine what the problem was. They removed a lymph node from one of my son's arms that had been causing numbness. It was benign....
Blaze Spurs Effort to Remove Wastes Old Warehouse Is Chemical Dumping Ground
St. Louis appears to have escaped serious environmental damage from a fire that destroyed a large abandoned warehouse filled with illegally dumped chemicals, toxic wastes and hazardous substances.But what about the next fire?Capt. Ralph Break of the...
Block Grants Would Put Children at Risk
Every year, about 3 million children in the United States suffer abuse or neglect. Some 1,300 of these children - almost four a day - die at the hands of their abusers.Yet Congress, in a frenzy to peel back the federal budget, is poised to make matters...
Blue Cross Relents on Cancer Care
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri said it will start covering immediately a controversial breast cancer treatment it wasn't going to pay for until next year.Frederic C. Brussee, executive vice president at Blue Cross, said his company changed its...
Board Gives Local Brokerage Signs of Approval for Building
The Ladue City Council says that two signs - at least one of them lighted - may be erected by the Johnson Group, a brokerage firm, on its building at 8860 Ladue Road.The board approved the signs after David Johnson, the firm's president, argued that...
Bonding with the Beatles Agent 007 and the Fab Four Both Have Videos Re-Released This Week and New Projects Due Next Month
It's a product of good marketing rather than coincidence that the early Beatles films and the early James Bond films are being re-released on video this week. Both entertainment franchises also will be back in Novemberthe band with a new record and TV...
Book Depicts Legal Passion
MEET Jan Schlichtmann, personal-injury lawyer on the brink of self-destruction. It is July 1986, and Schlichtmann's black Porsche 928 has just been repossessed.His luxury condo, with a view of Boston's Charles River, is about to be foreclosed, his office...
Books on Tape
"DEAD MAN'S WALK" A novel by Larry McMurtry (14 hours, unabridged, Simon & Schuster, $45)</P><P>When the author introduced Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call in his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove," the men were in their prime,...
Breakthrough with "Breakfast" Deep Blue Something Song Leaves Listeners Wondering, `Who's Tiffany?'
With a name like Deep Blue Something, it's only fitting that the band's first taste of success came out of the blue.The group formed in 1992 by singer/bassist Todd Pipes, his brother, guitarist singer Toby Pipes and drummer John Kirtlandsecond guitarist...
Briefs
WORLD RUSSIA Yeltsin To Remain In Charge, Aide Says</P><P>President Boris Yeltsin has no plans to turn over power to his prime minister, a top aide said Wednesday after visiting the ailing leader. Yeltsin's brief meeting with Viktor...
Brokerage Snaps Up Office Space
Like parking spaces in Clayton, large blocks of class A office space in St. Louis County don't remain empty for long.Southwestern Bell Technology Resources Inc. hadn't even moved out of Maryville Centre before the next tenant was negotiating a lease.That...
Brooklyn Fire Chief Backs Department His Predecessor Carrying Petitions to Call Election to Merge with Neighbor
A former fire chief in the impoverished St. Clair County town of Brooklyn says its volunteer fire department is woefully inadequate and should be disbanded and merged with a neighboring department.But Brooklyn's current fire chief said this week the...
Budget-Minded Blues Deal Tikkanen to Devils for Pick
In the last four months, Blues general manager-coach Mike Keenan has jettisoned fan favorites Brendan Shanahan, Curtis Joseph and Steve Duchesne, in part, to slash the payroll.On Wednesday, he jettisoned one of his personal favorites - Esa Tikkanen.Keenan...
Bulbs: They're as Simple as a Hole in the Ground
If you can dig a hole, you can grow bulbs. Simple as that.From tulips and gladiolas to daffodils and irises, bulbs are nature's easiest and most rewarding plants.In many climates, flowers grown from bulbs are the first sign of spring. They brighten the...
Byrd Breaks out of Shell at Kansas Jayhawks Receiver Developed Character While Away from Game
The fact that the abundantly gifted Isaac Byrd is flourishing as a Kansas Jayhawk wide receiver - not to mention center fielder - wouldn't surprise those who cringed as he led Parkway Central to the Missouri Class 5A championship game in 1992."I held...
California Initiative against Affirmative Action Is Faltering
Quick, name the ballot initiative that is going to win by 75 percent in 1996. If you said the California Civil Rights Initiative, you're in good company.The proposition states simply, "The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential...
Canada's Lesson in Multiculturalism
Monday's vote on Quebec's independence seems the worst of all possible outcomes for Canada. The issue still is not settled. Those for independence now can say that the small percentage of English speakers in the provincial electorate are all that stands...
CIA Disclosure Prompts Pentagon Arms Inquiry
The Pentagon is investigating whether it spent billions of dollars on weapons systems based on inflated or false CIA estimates of Soviet capabilities, a senior defense official said Wednesday.A day after the CIA told lawmakers that intelligence officials...
Circus Pachydermous: Job Is Being Cute
In the ring, Romeo and Juliette strut their stuff just like their older counterparts. Backstage, he lies down and she promptly sits on him.It's all in a day's work - and play - for the two baby elephants touring with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
Cities Back Plan to Extend Westport Metrolink Route
Officials and business people in Creve Coeur, Olivette and Maryland Heights are backing an extension of MetroLink through their area.The extension would be part of a line from St. Peters to Lambert Field. Planners have proposed an option of the line...
Cities Back Plan to Extend Westport Metrolink Route
Officials and business people in Creve Coeur, Olivette and Maryland Heights are backing an extension of MetroLink through their area and into St. Charles County.The extension would be part of a line from St. Peters to Lambert Field. Planners have proposed...
City's First Administrator Is Hired Ponder Leaving Job as Fulton's Chief Financial Officer to Begin Nov. 20
Jerry D. Ponder, the chief financial officer for Fulton, Mo., will become Wildwood's first city administrator.He was introduced at a recent Town Hall meeting, and his appointment is expected at the City Council meeting Nov. 13.Ponder, who assumes his...
Clinton, Gop Leaders Meet, Butt Heads on the Budget
President Bill Clinton and Republican congressional leaders met Wednesday to discuss the budget impasse. They reached no agreement but spoke positively about the chances of temporarily keeping the federal government from defaulting on its loans."We agreed...
Coming Home in Preparing for an Upcoming Concert, Carol Schmidt Owns Up to the Love of Her Life
Carol Schmidt unfolded a few pieces of paper covered with typed notes, explaining that she just wanted to be clear about what she didn't want this interview to reflect. With respect to her wishes, we won't divulge the particulars, but really Carol, you...
Committee Gets Reprieve from Council
After a heated discussion, the Ferguson City Council voted 4-2 to reject a move to dissolve the PROUD committee.The conduct of the committee has been called into question by some council members.PROUD stands for People Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity....
County Worker Gives Chase, Nabs Flasher
For 11 years, Susan Redman has cheerfully answered the public's inquiries at the information desk at the St. Louis County Administration Building in Clayton.Redman, 47, took public service a step further Wednesday morning, chasing and helping to capture...
Couple Mishandled Funds from Charity, Nixon Says
Allene "Ellie" Lichtenstein and her husband, Daniel, spent more than $750,000 of the funds of the Lichtenstein charitable foundation to buy expensive jewelry, designer clothes, antiques and art work, says Jay Nixon, Missouri's attorney general.Nixon...
Couple's Suit Challenges State over Plan to Cut Life Support
WILLIS "Tiny" Dickey III has been fighting all of his 2 1/2 years of life: born prematurely, taken into state custody, afflicted with a life-threatening virus.The toddler endured each trial, rebounding to laugh and play.Then came the day his caretakers...
Cultural Wars Yield Nothing but Scars
WHAT TO MAKE of it? The French-speaking province of Quebec narrowly votes non, it will not leave the English-speaking rest of Canada. And some Republican politicians - from presidential hopefuls Pat Buchanan and Bob Dole to Missouri Rep. Bill Emerson...
Developer Files $5 Million Lawsuit over Kisker Plan
The St. Charles County Council met in an emergency closed session Tuesday night to discuss a $5 million lawsuit filed against the county by the Dempry Development Corp., owned by Ernest Dempsey and Roger Pryor, both of St. Charles.Although the suit was...
Dolphins Pick Up Ex-Berkeley Tackle Moore
The Miami Dolphins placed starting tackle Ron Heller on injured reserve Wednesday. To take his spot on the roster the team signed Eric Moore, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound tackle from Berkeley High and Indiana.Heller underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees...
Dreamy Images, Rich Abstractions
Wax Structures & Monoprints By Robert W. Duffy GET OUT Art Critic</P><P>Last summer, Gary Passanise installed a large bronze sculpture made of lengths of bronze "logs" at Laumeier Sculpture Park. The work is entirely appropriate...
Ducks Hog Puck, Blank Blues 3-0
Early Wednesday afternoon, Blues general manager-coach Mike Keenan reflected on the day to that point."We had a tough morning," he said. "Dallas Eakins just got back from seeing his ill mother, and he looks a mess. Chris Pronger got suspended, and I...
Emerson's Sales Top $10 Billion String of Profits Hits 38th Year
Emerson Electric Corp. has generated record profits for the 38th straight year, thanks largely to big gains internationally.Emerson said Wednesday that net income jumped 15 percent for its fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.Sales rose 16 percent, topping...
Energy Dept. Ends Cleanup at Quarry at Weldon Spring Says Work Eliminates Water Threat
The Energy Department says the removal of radioactive waste dumped in a quarry near the old Weldon Spring plant eliminates a threat to public drinking water in St. Charles County.The completion of the work at the quarry - at a cost of nearly $30 million...
Engineer Addition Divides Council Three Say Decision for New Hire Should Await '96 Budget Review
The Chesterfield City Council has voted to hire another civil engineer soon.But three council members opposed the hiring and argued that adding a new position before reviewing the 1996 budget was financially irresponsible.The new position is in the 1996...
E. St. Louis Schools Hit Jackpot
Long before Timothy Rand was a millionaire owner of the Casino Queen riverboat, he was a pupil in an inner-city public school in Chicago.Rand, 42, who is black, remembered that Wednesday as he helped deliver some of $100,000 worth of educational gifts...
Evening of Improv with Madding Crowd
SECOND CITY in Chicago, The Proposition in Boston, Groundlings in LA.Twenty-plus years ago, those improvisational comedy troupes (and others like them) changed the way Americans laughed - especially after they broke out of their tiny clubs and hit TV...
Film Briefs
Powder Play"Get Shorty" again topped the box-office heap last weekend, but the real news was a strong debut by the Disney movie "Powder," the sci-fi film that endured a week of negative publicity about director Victor Salva's record of child molestation.Industry...
First Coffee Concert Gets a Perking-Up
The Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville music faculty opened its 20th season of Coffee Concerts last Monday night in the second-floor conference room of the University Center.Three longstanding veterans of the series - pianist Linda Perry, violinist...
First-Year Coach Price Takes Kirkwood Back to State Tourney
As the Kirkwood High volleyball team travels to the state finals today, the Pioneers might remember how bumpy the ride has been over the last few years.They lost to Ursuline Academy in the district tournament last year, and coach Janet Peabody resigned...
Frustrated Joseph Signs with Minor-League Team
Amid the Las Vegas Thunder's teal and gray, Curtis Joseph's blue pads and mask gave him a distinct St. Louis look Wednesday afternoon.But Joseph's first practice with the International Hockey League team was a long way from his days with the Blues. He...
Gawkers Beware Children Raise Money for Family Whose House Burned
A 13-year-old got sick of sightseers creating a traffic jam in front of her neighbors' fire-damaged home. So she and her pals surrounded the cars, solicited a "gawking fee" and raised more than $600 for the burned-out family."We came up with a little...
Girl Hit by Car Dies of Injuries She Was `Smart and Full of Life'
On Halloween night, 7-year-old Marnice Williams was overjoyed about getting dressed in her orange, red, blue and yellow clown outfit.After her mother, Lurline Crawford, powdered her face, she was all smiles. "She was real excited," Crawford said.Crawford...
Going for the Gold, Hairwise
THE AMERICAN team is already training for the '96 world championships. They expect the competition to be hairy."The teams we're looking out for are Japan, Germany and Russia," said USA team member Rick Quessenberry.I didn't realize the Russians were...
Heart of the Matter
MORE THAN ANY other celebrations, the rich holidays of fall and winter demand that your table be properly dressed for the occasions.The good linens and dinnerware are usually reserved for such festivity. The big question is what to put on the center...
House Outlaws Abortion Procedure Rare Late-Term Surgery Faces Tough Senate Fight
Abortion opponents claimed victory Wednesday as the House passed a bill to ban a specific kind of late-term abortion.Doctors who perform the procedure could get up to two years in prison and also could be fined or sued by family members."This is the...
It's a Bear of a Layout, but Don't Get Idea This Place Drives Golfers Away
This has been an unusual season for the Bogey Man. In the past, he played golf about as often as he cleaned gutters. But duty has called him to the field of honor more often these recent months.The circumstances have been stressful for golf courses and...
It's Cool to Be Square Cubes Add Form and Function to Kids' Rooms
A SOLITARY CUBE, like a child's single building block, doesn't look like anything special.But in combination with similar-size pieces, it takes on a new personality that can add spark to a room. Best of all, it's functional, convertible and easy to rearrange.Most...
Leaf Recycling Is Lesson in History Indians', Settlers' Techniques Back in Favor
Among the many rich sensations of fall - the brilliant and subdued colors of the foliage, the sweet odor of apples, the foggy caress of an October morning - one stands out that is both nostalgic and, we have come to realize, wrongheaded.Years ago, the...
Lemieux Rings Up 7 Points as Pens Rip Lightning 10-0
It was the Mario Lemieux Show in Pittsburgh."It was scary. He could have had a few more," Pittsburgh coach Eddie Johnston said after Lemieux scored seven points, with a goal and six assists, as the Penguins crushed Tampa Bay 10-0 Wednesday night.Lemieux...
Life in the Cattery Actress Finds Her Role Always a Stretch
It's not unusual for people to discuss their cats as if the furry little creatures were indeed human. So it seems perfectly ordinary when Jeri Sager talks that way about Grizabella."It's the sort of thing where she was probably the homecoming queen of...
Love, Politics in Ireland Neil Jordan Resumes Career as Novelist
NIGHTLINESA novel by Neil Jordan192 pages, Random House, $21IRELAND'S NEIL JORDAN is best known as the director of films such as "The Crying Game," "Mona Lisa" and "Interview with the Vampire."But before his involvement as a screenwriter and Academy...
Mail Bonding Elementary Students Learn about Literacy through Postal Service
The mail is getting through at Wentzville West Elementary School, thanks to fourth-graders in the Wee Deliver program. The pupils go from classroom to classroom, delivering letters written by fellow students, their relatives and teachers.The Postal Service...
Many Educators Try to Escape Burdens of State Paperwork
To Mary Kay Sanders, who teaches eighth-grade reading and language arts at the Wood River-Hartford School District No. 15, the state's education oversight process seems to have little to do with education.Instead, it has to do with gathering data, "cross-grading"...
Million Man March Positive, Clinton Tells Black Columnists
Last month's Million Man March was "a very important thing, a very positive thing" that most white Americans should appreciate, President Bill Clinton said Wednesday.Clinton said he saw the march as a tribute to hard-working African-Americans who "put...
Missouri, Illinois Officials Praise Senate Medicaid Package
WITH A $2.5 BILLION boost in Medicaid money from the Senate, Missouri Social Services Director Gary Stangler says the state won't face hard choices about which group to cut - poor children, the elderly in nursing homes, or the disabled - from the tax-supported...
More Luxury Condos Set for Clayton
A Clayton developer will break ground in February on a $29 million luxury condominium building. Units in the Residence at 800 South Hanley in Clayton will sell for $392,000 to $1.89 million.Other developers have proposed similar projects, aimed at the...
Morning Briefing
Local Unions Reject Southwestern Bell's Second Contract Offer</P><P>Locals representing more than half of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s union employees in the St. Louis area have rejected the company's second proposed contract.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Although it ended only a few weeks ago - well, maybe not but it sure seems that way - the National Basketball Association season will be off and fastbreaking when Friday night rolls around.LA Times columnist ALLAN MALAMUD has taken a peek at his crystal...
Moseley-Braun Denies Conflict over Drug Patent
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun is siding with a British pharmaceutical company in a drug patent dispute that could preserve hundreds of millions of dollars in windfall profits from the anti-ulcer medicine Zantac.Zantac's manufacturer is pharmaceutical giant...
Myths, Metaphors Cloud Health-Care Debate
President Bill Clinton's health-care proposal was only one among a continuing string of reform initiatives doomed to failure because of the metaphors and myths our nation uses to conceptualize the health-care system.The fact that metaphors define the...
NBC Beefs Up Offerings for Thursday Nights
THURSDAY is the one night of the week when you'd think NBC wouldn't need to use tricks to boost viewership.The network's Thursday night lineup, beginning with "Friends" and wrapping up with "ER," is dominating the Nielsen ratings again this year, with...
Nihonga: Maintaining Tradition in Modern Japan
Japanese-Style Painting, 1868-1968Where: Special Exhibition Galleries, St. Louis Art MuseumHours: Tuesday, 1:30-8:30; Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed MondaySpecial Exhibition Tickets: $3.50 adults; $2.50 students and senior citizens; $1.50 children...
No Need to Meat Me Can a Non-Fish Eating Vegetarian Find Happiness - along with Dinner - at Area Steakhouses?
It's difficult to explain just how revolting a steakhouse is to me. The aroma of searing flesh and the sight of humans gnawing energetically at the body tissue of other animals looks to me like a horror movie. The restaurant transforms into a roomful...
Notorious Driver Is Wanted
St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert B. Haida said Wednesday that he will seek another prison term for Ronald A. Chinn, who has a record of nearly 90 traffic, misdemeanor and felony charges and was arrested again for drunken driving in Cahokia last...
Notorious Driver Is Wanted by Police Man Has Piled Up Dozens of Charges
St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert B. Haida said Wednesday that he will seek another prison term for Ronald A. Chinn, who has a record of nearly 90 traffic, misdemeanor and felony charges and was arrested again for drunken driving in Cahokia last...
Npsl at a Glance
NATIONAL DIVISION Ambush</P><P>Record: 30-10, won division and NPSL title.</P><P>Keep Your Eye On: Mark Moser. He was virtually unstoppable last season with 89 goals. Turned it up a notch in playoffs with 60 points in 11...
Obituaries
Mary Maxine Avery</P><P>Mary Maxine Avery, 72, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (Oct. 31, 1995) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Avery was a homemaker.</P><P>The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday...
On the Scene
To The Point</P><P>Alex Luke, The Point's upbeat afternoon drive-time captain, will replace Jim McGuinn as the station's program director. The vacancy was created when McGuinn accepted an offer as head programmer at a station in Philadelphia.</P><P>Luke...
Panel Clears Bill to Shed Sex Offenders' Secrecy Measure, Passed Unanimously, Moves on to the Full House
A proposed state law that would throw open the books on hundreds of Illinois child sex offenders passed its first legislative test Wednesday.If it becomes law, day-care centers and schools will routinely get letters identifying child sex offenders in...
Papers Adds Zest to Campaign Opponents of South Pointe Proposal Take Aim at Publisher
A NEWSPAPER WAR, with political overtones, is spicing up the final days of campaigning over the proposed new city of South Pointe.Dean Climer, a businessman and supporter of South Pointe, is taking most of the hits. He publishes the News Weekly, begun...
Parts Strike Could Close Chrysler's Plants Here 1,100 Workers Walk out at Detroit Glass Plant
Production of pickup trucks and minivans at Chrysler Corp.'s twin assembly plants in Fenton could halt within days if workers at a glass plant in Detroit remain on strike.About 1,100 workers at Chrysler's McGraw Glass unit walked off the job Wednesday.Because...
Passing Go Illinois Monopoly King Takes over U.S. Title, Sets Sights on World
Roger L. Craig is a big wheel in the business of big tires, selling some at $10,000 each for mammoth quarry trucks.But when he recently achieved national fame for making money, it was for amassing bills in hues of white and pink and blue and yellow,...
Peace Journey Begins Serbs, Croats Pledge Cooperation on Some Issues
Three Balkan presidents set out Wednesday on a "long journey" in pursuit of peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. If they fail, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher said, Europe could be plunged into a wider war requiring American military intervention.Sitting...
Pen Partisans Jewish Book Festival Features Authors in Fields from Arts to Food to Politics
Twenty-nine authors are scheduled to speak at the 17th annual Jewish Book Festival. The festival will be held Saturday-Nov. 15 at the Jewish Community Centers Association, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. The speakers include authors from a wide variety of...
Pentium Pro Goes on Market but Compaq Holds Pcs Because of Chip Glitch
Intel Corp., determined to maintain its dominance of the personal computer chip market, Wednesday unveiled the superfast successor to its popular Pentium processor, the Pentium Pro.While the existing Pentium chips are used widely in home computers, the...
People
Talk-show host RICKI LAKE, 27, and husband RUBERT SUSSMAN, 29, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct for ransacking the Fifth Avenue offices of designer KARL LAGERFELD in an anti-fur protest. The queen of trash talk has agreed to four days of...
Perot's Pitch Goes over Well at Mizzou
Without flashing a single homemade pie chart, Texas billionaire Ross Perot played professor for a day, rapping modern-day politics and pledging to pull off a coup with the formation of his new reform party.Nearly 1,700 students at the University of Missouri...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in an area court: BURGLARIESChesterfield: Jermel F. Williams, 20, of Memphis, Tenn., was charged Tuesday with...
Political Leaders' Identity Crisis
I worked as a reporter in Montgomery County, a wealthy Maryland suburb, for five long years. Never did a county care so much about good government. Officials there talk about zoning and sludge as rapturously as Newt Gingrich talks about dodos.So I was...
Prayers for an Injured Saint
"Hey mister can you tell me/Where a man might find a bed/He just grinned, shook my hand/'No' was all he said.""The Weight," J. Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson once said that "The Weight" was about "the burden of sainthood," a statement I never really...
Price Is Right for Hartford
It happens every National Hockey League season about this time, a team rising from the depths just like a mummy marching his bandages out of a swamp in an old Boris Karloff movie. It cheers the hearts of fans, owners and particularly those individuals...
Pronger Gets Four-Game Suspension
Blues defenseman Chris Pronger said he did not intend to injury Washington's Pat Peake on Sunday night. But Peake was hurt.A cartilage in his throat was cut when Pronger hit him on the throat with his stick. Peake will be out for a month, so the National...
Reaching for a Higher Soul Kenyetta Dehaan Tries to Make Music Moral - and Moving
In recent years, Kenyetta DeHaan has slowly but steadily gained exposure on the local music scene, singing with To The Point, Mystic Voyage and other bands. Six months ago, she decided to go it alone. "I've really been trying to get out of that area...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.