St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 14, 1996

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Abuse of Power Is Focus of Inquiry
The question defenders of the Clintons keep asking is: Why are you harping on some obscure financial transaction from the 1980s on which the couple lost money?It's a question that deserves an answer. In the first place, the term "Whitewater" has come...
Add This to List of No-Nos: Don't Give Yourself a Surprise Party
Dear Miss Manners: One of my closest friends, who is a wonderful hostess and enjoys throwing her own parties, birthday and otherwise, has informed me that she plans to do the same this year.Then, two days ago, a friend of hers approached me with the...
A Good but Untrue-to-Life `Journalism Novel'
THE POET A novel by Michael Connelly 435 pages, Little, Brown, $22.95THIS IS a mystery novel written by a newspaper reporter who uses a newspaper reporter as the main character. Nothing unusual in that - many journalists are wannabe novelists who report...
All Abroad New Generation Thrills to Appeal of Toy Trains
The Great American Train Show is in town this weekend, giving kids - as well as adults - a chance to be kids again.Instead of "joy sticking" a violent video game, youngsters in grey-and-white-striped engineer's caps and red kerchiefs took virtual reality...
All the Grammar That's Fit to Print
IT IS TIME once again for Ask Mister Language Person, the award-winning column whose motto is: "People judge you by the way you talk, especially if you spit on them." In this popular feature - the only language column endorsed by both Hootie AND the...
A Medieval Brew-Haha
Whenever I read about the Middle Ages, someone is quaffing mead.When guys in the Middle Ages weren't off to the Crusades (any wife who's been through deer season would wonder just how holy those Crusades were), medieval folks were busy killing or quaffing.Let...
'Angels' Doesn't Disappoint
PEOPLE who saw "Angels in America" at the Fox Theatre may have wondered if the play had met its match in St. Louis. Was it just too controversial, too avant-garde, to attract an audience here? It seemed that way to some, noting the many empty seats.But...
`A Prosperous Future' Was Predicted
During the steambath summer of 1925, the old St. Louis Times was beating the drums for an unusual subscription promotion. Subscribe to the newspaper for six months and become the proud owner of a 20-by-100-foot lot near the Meramec River. Prospective...
Arafat Vows New Effort to Combat Terrorism
U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher won a fresh commitment from Yasser Arafat Saturday to try to stem political violence by Palestinian groups. Christopher also hailed the "important steps" the PLO chief already has taken."I was very pleased...
A Real No-Brainer from the Moment You Step off the Plane until You Get Back On,all the Details of a Cruise Are Taken Care of for You
A CRUISE VACATION is the ultimate no-brainer.From the moment you get off the plane and the suited cruise-line rep efficiently checks you off the list, corrals your baggage and directs you to the bus, decisions are no longer yours for the making.You...
Author Promotes Understanding of Those with Learning Disabilities
For years, Steven Dorries believed he was stupid.For years, educators labeled the 9-year-old boy "a pain-in-the-butt child," said his mother, Kelli Dorries of Florissant.Dorries, 35, believed the same thing when she was a child. "And it hurt bad," she...
A Whole New Twist
GET THIS absolutely straight: Des Lee isn't particularly rich or interesting. He says. We'll see.For two years now Lee has been dispensing largesse around St. Louis, a million here, a couple of million there, real money and buckets more than the average...
Best Time to Cruise Hawaii Is When You Can Go
Q. When is the best time to go to Hawaii for good weather, fewer crowds and reasonable rates? What about discount fares? Could the Hawaiian cruise ships be disappointing? (Are the "Constitution" and "Independence" decrepit?)A. You can find air-fare...
Bills Play Half and Half, Can't Milk out a Victory
What began as Billikens inexperience turned to confusion. Confusion begat frustration.Frustration morphed into seething anger Saturday.That's when the Billikens blistered Alabama-Birmingham with a great attempt at Spoonball for 16 minutes at UAB Arena....
Blues Blow Another Lead Allow 2 Late Goals, Tie Canadiens 3-3
Blues goalie Grant Fuhr won the Stanley Cup four times playing with Wayne Gretzky in Edmonton.So, after the Blues' 3-3 tie with Montreal on Saturday night, he was asked whether he was keeping close watch on the Wayne Gretzky Sweepstakes."No," Fuhr...
Boxer Morrison to Give Acting a Serious Shot
Just like fellow heavyweight Mike Tyson, Tommy Morrison will appear on free television Sunday night.Well, maybe not quite like Tyson.Tyson appeared as himself in a fight against Buster Mathis Jr., Dec. 16 at Philadelphia.Morrison, who played a leading...
Briefs
WORLD CHECHNYA Deadline Set For Hostage Release</P><P>Mikhail Barsukov, head of Russia's Federal Security Service, Saturday gave Chechen rebels barricaded in the village of Pervomayskaya, in the province of Dagestan, a Sunday morning ...
Building Plans, Acrimony Linger in Meacham Park Neighborhood in Kirkwood Is Split
A developer may yet tear down about half of the Meacham Park neighborhood to make way for a major shopping center along South Kirkwood Road. Last week, Paul Ferber, a lawyer representing some Meacham Park residents, gave The DESCO Group the last...
Case Spurred Revamping of Juvenile System
The death of Christine Smetzer, one of St. Louis County's homicide victims last year, helped change the way Missouri's criminal justice system views juveniles.Smetzer, a 15-year-year-old freshman at McCluer North High School, was sexually assaulted...
Center Helps the Homeless by Sending Angels on a Noteworthy Mission
IF HOLLYWOOD can put angels in the outfield, St. Patrick Center here can put them to work on behalf of its clients, the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless.St. Patrick Angels is the name of a handsome set of large, full-color note cards...
Cereal Firms Ready to Feel Their Oats with Health Claims
Quaker Oats Co. could get some competition from St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Co. if the government agrees to simplified wording for advertising that links oatmeal with a reduced risk of heart disease.The government is seeking comments on the proposed...
Church and State Divorcing in Sweden
Each Sunday, church bells peal from picturesque churches and magnificent cathedrals across Sweden.But inside, many pews are empty, an indication that apathy, along with more immigrants and a greater variety of religions, is about to force the separation...
Cincinnati Puts Marquette in Foul Mood
Darnell Burton and Danny Fortson led six Cincinnati players in double figures as the No. 4 Bearcats beat visiting Marquette 91-70 in a Conference USA game Saturday night.Burton and Fortson each had 17 points for Cincinnati (11-0, 3-0 C-USA). Keith Gregor...
Cold-Shooting Rivermen Suffer First Miaa Loss
The University of Missouri-St. Louis had not lost a game in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.Northeast Missouri State hadn't won an MIAA game. But both those streaks are over.UMSL was cold from the field and was trounced by the...
College Becoming Money Matter Financial Aid Packages Steer Students' Choices
For high school seniors applying to college, money isn't just talking this year, it's shouting, playing into college choices more than ever, some high school counselors say."I think financial aid is a bigger issue than I've seen in a long time, and I've...
Companies Balking at Snow Excuse
Companies were closed and driving was all but banned during the Blizzard of '96, but many businesses are telling workers they won't get paid for the days they couldn't make it in to work.Employees are even getting docked in New York, Pennsylvania and...
County Toll Levels off 42 Slayings in 1995 near Average, but about Half U.S. Rate
The youngest victim, 3-week-old Joshua Murphy, was shaken to death. The oldest, Thelma Garrett, 94, was stabbed. Last year's homicides in St. Louis County also included a mother and grandmother killed by a relative and a father who burned himself and...
Croat-Muslim Artillery Barrage Violates Peace Pact
Croats and Muslims, supposed allies under the peace agreement, traded artillery rounds Saturday in the Usora valley.The artillery duel was the most serious violation of the peace pact since it was signed a month ago. It took place only 35 miles west...
Cruises Are Popular among Gay Passengers
THERE IS A camaraderie that grows among the passengers because of the shared experience of who they are, and of being allowed to be themselves."The passengers are on cruise ships, and the "shared experience" that Paul Figlmiller refers to is their sexual...
`Darcy Fever' Leaves Star Colin Firth as Anonymous as Ever
A FEW days after the last episode of "Pride and Prejudice" was broadcast on the BBC in November, Colin Firth returned to London at the height of what British newspapers had dubbed "Darcy Fever," for Jane Austen's romantic hero. For three days, the...
Deficit Talk as Scare Tactic
From the public's perspective, the budget conflict seems to rest on a number of unchallengeable economic truths. In fact, they are myths.(1) There is a deficit crisis. The federal budget deficit, as a percentage of the budget, is the smallest of any...
Drivers Can't See the Billboards for the Trees
What's a billboard company to do when those pesky trees obstruct motorists' view of billboards from the highways? Well, the answer apparently is to lop those trees in half. That's what happened to a stand of pine trees blocking a billboard on Interstate...
Earnhardt, NASCAR Group on Expedition in Japan
A NASCAR expedition force, including seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt, is in Japan this weekend, paving the way for a full-fledged stock car invasion in November.Earnhardt, runner-up to 1995 champion Jeff Gordon, will take laps in a Chevrolet...
Exhibits Draw Future Scientists at Science Center, Role Models Help Youngsters Explore Careers
Anthony McDaniels, 11, a student at Keeven Elementary School in north St. Louis County, was attracted by something trendy in dentistry - designer retainers.He was one of 80 young people from St. Paul A.M.E. Church who visited the St. Louis Science...
Experts Recommend Moderate Exercise
Americans who wish to lower their risk of heart disease should have at least 30 minutes of "moderate-intensity" physical activity nearly every day, a panel of experts convened by the National Institutes of Health advises.The activity need not be athletic...
Experts Say NFL Team Doesn't Boost Economy
A greedy, ravenous band of millionaire terrorists is holding America's football fans hostage. They have one demand: Your money or your team.This bloodthirsty group, known as NFL owners, already has pillaged Los Angeles twice, is advancing on Cleveland...
Family Secrets: Good Food, Good Value
A fun evening to Bill Gianino is hopping from table to table with a glass of wine in his hand, chatting with friends at his namesake restaurant -- Gianino's, an Italian cafe in Sunset Hills.He can enjoy himself knowing everything's going well in the...
Fans Down under Ready to Help Seles Up and Over
In a more innocent time, Monica Seles curled up on a couch in a crowded airport lounge, awaiting an early morning flight home after winning a third consecutive Australian Open.Children and adults intruded on her attempts to sleep, yet she patiently...
Fascination: 6 Ports in 7 Days on `Most Popular Cruise Line'
`WOW, IT LOOKS just like a casino," said my wife, Mary Jo, as we boarded the 2,600-passenger Fascination for a week's cruise in the southern Caribbean.Ten seconds later: "It's not a casino. It's a floating Las Vegas." And in terms of immediate impressions,...
Federal Funds Follow Storm Clinton Approves Aid for Snow Removal in Six More States
President Bill Clinton on Saturday added Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia to the list of states eligible for federal assistance cleaning up from recent winter storms.Delaware, Maryland, New York and the District...
First Lady Brushes off Columnist She Calls New York Times' William Safire a Relic of the Nixon Era
Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed columnist William Safire as a relic of the Nixon White House.Safire, a columnist for The New York Times who in a recent column called Mrs. Clinton a "congenital liar," was a speechwriter for former President Richard...
Former Laker Johnson Finding Success in a New Forum
Midafternoon in a cavernous theater lobby, 6-foot-9-inch Earvin Johnson is surrounded by a crowd of adoring fans who hug his waist, tug at his arms and do just about anything to get close to the basketball legend."My man, Magic," one teen-ager shouts,...
For Wintertime Fishing, Head to South Florida
The St. Louis area has, basically, two kinds of anglers. Those who head for Florida in January or February and those who would like to.Here are some ideas that might enhance the trip for one and the dreaming for the other.Where To Go: Right now for...
From Wesbster Groves to Bosnia NATO to Aid War Crimes Inquiries
Defense Secretary William Perry says U.S. and other NATO soldiers will begin providing security for human rights investigators looking into evidence of massacres and war crimes in Bosnia.Under terms of the Bosnian peace plan, the main mission of the...
Fumbling Mu Chops Down G. Washington
Hulking Monte Hardge and Desmond "Baby Face" Ferguson, heretofore afterthoughts, were crucial. Consider the bonanza of free-throw attempts: 55, one short of the school record. There was that 50-32 rebounding "edge." And the appalling 28 turnovers."My...
Fund Called It Right, Gains on Tech Losses Contrarian Fund Up Nearly 10 Percent in '96
With the tide turning against technology stocks, at least one mutual fund is profiting from its bet that technology stocks and the broad market would decline this year.The Robertson Stephens Contrarian Fund lived up to its name in the first two weeks...
Gambling Income Helps, but Not That Much
WHO WAS MISSOURI'S biggest Powerball winner last year? No, it wasn't Jerry Sue Huellewig of St. Charles, who snared a $69 million jackpot in November.The state's biggest Powerball victor in 1995 was the Missouri budget, which saw its lottery winnings...
Gaw Shucks! Even the Gop Gushes about Missouri's New Speaker, Steve Gaw
STEVE GAW, a political wunderkind in the Statehouse, is widely known back home as a gospel quartet singer who raises saddle horses for the show ring.And, by the way, he can compute the equations for thermal energy and motion in his head."He graduated...
Gop Debate Spurs Attacks Presidential Candidates Target Front-Runner Dole, Steve Forbes
The rivals in the race for the Republican presidential nomination concentrated their attacks mainly on front-runner Bob Dole and publishing heir Steve Forbes at the debate held here Saturday as a prelude to the Iowa party caucuses next month.Dole's...
Gop Divided over Goals in Budget Fight
The Republicans' strategy to force their own budget into law by shutting down the federal government failed because Republicans have been fudging the basic issue at stake in this large battle. They have done so to paper over their own differences.For...
Great One Generates Great Run of Stories Possible Trade Means Media Feeding Frenzy
Speculation on the future of Los Angeles Kings star Wayne Gretzky has created a feeding frenzy in the media, both local and international.The story is that Gretzky is on the verge of becoming a member of the Blues.On Friday, the Toronto Star reported...
Green Is Again Mean as Billikens Find Lean Times in Birmingham
Carlos McCauley started as a freshman point guard in the 1993 Green Debacle, when Erwin Claggett was home for a funeral and the Billikens lost 84-45 at UAB Arena.He was around for the 1994 Green Disaster, when 19th-ranked SLU shot 30 percent in the first...
Gunplay, Gestures Make Seattle Drivers Wary Behind Wheel
On his way home to North Seattle, a mild-mannered manager slams on his brakes as a BMW cuts him off. He spins 180 degrees, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision.Furious, he chases the BMW driver and confronts him. "You almost killed me!" the manager...
Guy Talk `Cold-Call' Brokers Play on Male Ego to Land Customers
"If your wife is like my wife, she's probably more interested in spending money than making it. I'll have my wife call your wife and they can talk about shopping. Let's you and I talk about serious investing."Thus goes part of the carefully scripted...
Haitian Leader Asks U.N. to Extend Military Mission
Diplomats are considering authorizing a new, international security force in Haiti once the current U.N. mandate expires next month.President-elect Rene Preval has asked the United Nations to extend its peacekeeping mission six months. Preval takes...
Hanoi Struggles to Mix Modern Trade with Ancient Past
With its tiled roof and long, narrow rooms, Nguyen Manh Tuan's 300-year-old house is an architectural treasure, a relic of Hanoi's medieval past - and an example of Hanoi's architectural decay.Once a home for wealthy merchants, the building now doubles...
High Hopes for Rusty Wallace
A lot of NASCAR observers feel seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt "made a statement" about his potential for 1996 with a dominant victory in the '95 season finale NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.However, the driver with what appears to...
Homeless in Moscow Discover Freedom to Die
A grim new barometer of freedom this winter is the daily count of homeless drunks found dead from the cold.Since November, at least 320 Muscovites have frozen to death on the capital's mean streets, and 800 others have been hospitalized for exposure,...
How to Spend a Week in Honolulu the City and the Island Are Worth the Time, Even If You Don't Have Much Money to Spend
NEARLY EVERYONE going to Hawaii starts and ends the trip in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.But many tourists bypass sightseeing in the city and the resort area of Waikiki Beach (once the exclusive playground of Hawaii's royalty), as well as Oahu's...
Hoyas' Iverson Picks Hurricanes' Pockets
Allen Iverson set a Big East single-game record with 10 steals and scored 29 points as fifth-ranked Georgetown held off a late rally by visiting Miami for a 72-67 victory Saturday."Some nights my reads are on the point," Iverson said. "Tonight it was...
Impasse Doesn't Curb Bond Sales
Despite recurrent debt limit pressure since last fall, the Treasury Department has abandoned past practice in such circumstances and has not suspended U.S. savings bond sales.Savings bonds traditionally are among the first casualties of debt-ceiling...
Indiana's Win over Illinois Is Easy as Lei-Up
The University of Illinois basketball team apparently has had its game washed away by the sands of Waikiki.After finishing up a year-end tournament in Hawaii with back-to-back wins, the Illini were 11-1. But since returning to the mainland, they've...
Internet Betting Raises Questions Legal Challenges Keep One Computer Service Off-Line for Big Game
The Super Bowl generates more than $60 million in bets each year at Nevada's legal sports books, a fraction of the estimated $4 billion that is wagered illegally with bookies nationwide.Those figures are the reason Wagernet, an Internet sports betting...
Isaac Mizrahi Unzips His New Line
Isaac Mizrahi is not a household name - yet. But this year he's taken a few giant steps toward recognition.He's a superstar fashion designer, with a name as familiar to fashion types as Calvin's and Ralph's. He started his business in 1987, at the tender...
Japanese Nuclear Investigator Kills Himself
The official in charge of investigating a cover-up of Japan's worst nuclear power accident committed suicide Saturday by leaping from the roof of an eight-story Tokyo hotel.A police spokesman identified the victim as Shigeo Nishimura, 49, deputy general...
Jordan Burns Rookie for 48 in Bulls' Win
Michael Jordan showed up rookie Jerry Stackhouse by scoring a season-high 48 points as the Chicago Bulls toyed with the 76ers in Philadelphia before pulling away to a 120-93 victory Saturday night.Eager to show the fellow North Carolina product there's...
Keeping Alive King's Dream
To MANY, Monday - the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - means little more than a day off.To others, however, including me, the holiday serves as a reminder of King's vision of America as a land where people would someday be viewed as...
Killer Season Even on One Leg, Messier Is Dominating
It would have been an easy game to blow off.The hapless San Jose Sharks visited New York Wednesday night to face the torrid Rangers. Hobbled by an ugly bruise on his right ankle, Rangers captain Mark Messier figured to take a night off.Merely walking...
King Day: The March Continues
Thaddeus Gerdine of Berkeley plans to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Monday with new energy - energy he got from the Million Man March in October.Gerdine, 48, will go to church and later walk in the annual March of Celebration...
Law Aims to Curb Gender-Based Surcharges Fees Leveled from Haircuts to Dry Cleaning
Who should pay more for a haircut: Fabio or Sinead O'Connor?When asked that question survey-style, nearly everyone answers that Fabio, the long-haired male model, ought to pay more than Sinead, the female singer with the shaved head. Long hair just...
Lawmaker's Lifetime Is Measure of Progress Fletcher Daniels Is a Veteran of Civil Rights Battlefields
WHEN FLETCHER DANIELS first visited Missouri's Capitol in 1946, he had to use a restroom marked "colored." Fifty years and many civil rights battles later, Daniels has his own private restroom in the same building.Democrats nominated Daniels and the...
Legendary Italian Scooter Marks 50 Years on the Go
Motor scooters are a key element in Italian life, providing not only cheap transport but lots of panache as well. The Vespa, the granddaddy of them all, turns 50 this year.A recent movie depicts an Italian vision of the perfect morning: sun-bathed...
Lifelong Struggle of Polish Professor Is Study in Freedom
LIKE EVERYONE applying for U.S. citizenship, Michal Rozbicki had to take an oral exam. In his case, the examiner asked him to explain the significance of the First Amendment and its relevance to freedom of speech.He hesitated, and tried to compose...
Limping Albert Helps Wellston Improve to 12-1
Wellston's Tanisha Albert scored 22 points before halftime Saturday against Gateway Tech in the second annual Girls Night Out basketball shootout at Normandy High.Then she gave way to her teammates. Albert had only two points in the second half, but...
Local Banks Can Boast of a Few Hot Funds Three Offerings Perform Better Than Fund Stars
Tired of seeing depositors flee to Wall Street, St. Louis bankers have been plunging into the mutual fund industry. Now a few bank fund managers here are showing that they can play the market with the bigshots.Three local funds last year bested not only...
Marlins Win Bidding for Cuban Hurler
The Florida Marlins, playing in an area that is home to the largest Cuban population outside Cuba, won the race for a Cuban righthander Saturday. They agreed to pay Livan Hernandez a record $2.5 million signing bonus in a four-year major-league contract...
Messier Lifts Rangers Past Flyers 4-0
Mark Messier continued his torrid run with two goals and two assists, and Glenn Healy collected his first shutout of the season as the visiting New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in a National Hockey League game Saturday.Messier, who...
Missouri Boy Who Shot to Fame
BILL BRADLEY is perhaps the most notable living person who was born in Missouri. Certainly he is the most notable person ever born in Crystal City. Of course, U.S. Sen. Bradley does not live today in the St. Louis area or elsewhere in Missouri; he...
Missouri's New Speaker Inherits Divided House
Shortly after the Missouri House picked him as its new speaker, Steve Gaw was asked how he got a group of dissident Democrats to support him."I don't know that there are dissidents," joked Gaw. "We have a new rule. We have no dissidents."If only managing...
More Than Ever before, Money Is College Concern Financial Aid Is Deciding Factor for Students' Choices
For high school seniors applying to college, money isn't just talking this year, it's shouting, playing into college choices more than ever, some high school counselors say."I think financial aid is a bigger issue than I've seen in a long time, and I've...
Morning Briefing
This fish kissing is tricky business.Upon Further Review can make this assertion after reviewing a report from our friends at the ITAR-Tass news agency in Russia. According to a dispatch out of Konakovo, Russia, an unidentified man was ice fishing...
Most Signs atop the Dome Get State OK Critics Say Billboards Mar Publicly Financed Building
The game isn't over, but the Rams are leading in the battle of the billboards. The state highway department says those billboards lining the top of the Trans World Dome that advertise products sold inside can stay.The state issues permits for billboards...
Name Changes Add to Confusion
KEEPING TRACK of more than 150 ships floating around out there could flummox the most determined cruiser. Toss in the recent spate of cruise-ship shuffling, and the picture gets even more confusing.Many ships recently have changed hands - and names...
Neumann Maintains Big Lead in Lpga Event
Sweden's Liselotte Neumann mastery of the LPGA season-opening Tournament of Champions continued Saturday. She posted a par 72 to head into the final round of the event in Orlando, Fla., with an 8-shot lead.After beginning the day with a Ladies Professional...
`Never Again' May Become `Welcome Aboard' for Kemp
Last summer, when USA Basketball named 10 National Basketball Association players to Dream Team III to represent the U.S. at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Seattle forward Shawn Kemp was omitted.Instead, Kemp made the organization's "Never Again" list,...
New Lpga Commissioner Wants to Reach More Fans
In his first news conference as LPGA commissioner, Jim Ritts described his view of a "perfect week":On Monday, a 14-year-old girl has a golf lesson as part of her physical education class at school. On Tuesday and Wednesday, she attends an LPGA Teaching...
NFL Offers Us Sweet, Bitter Title Games
The Green Bay Packers will bring heroes from their storied past to Dallas for Sunday's NFC Championship. Quarterback Bart Starr, guard Jerry Kramer, linebacker Ray Nitschke and defensive end Willie Davis will be on the sideline at Texas Stadium, proudly...
Nicotine Can Harm Body, No Matter What Its Form
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband has celiac sprue disease. He was a heavy smoker for 17 years and then began chewing tobacco. He's done that for 14 years, except when sleeping. Can tobacco exposure affect the digestive system?You ask a tricky question. ...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOKGoose hunting remains very spotty - some days good, some days poor, in southern Illinois. The kill of Canada geese in the four-county zone passed 21,000 last week. The hunting season in the zone runs through Jan. 31. Southern Illinois got some...
Okey Dokey, Here's How Badgers Beat No. 11 Iowa
Freshman Sam Okey scored 23 points and led host Wisconsin past No. 11 Iowa 80-71 Saturday.A 17-foot jumper by Mosezell Peterson put Wisconsin (10-6, 2-2 Big Ten) ahead to stay at 70-68 as the Badgers outscored Iowa 12-3 over the final two minutes.Iowa...
On the Budget Fight, Think Long Haul Ready for Shutdown Iii? How about Shutdown X? How about This Lasting until Next January?
DEMOCRATS and Republicans will try again this week to reach agreement on a federal budget, but both sides admit that some of the most contentious issues dividing them may not be resolved until voters go to the polls in November.If that gloomy scenario...
Panthers' Maclean Happy to Get a Chance as All-Star Coach
Doug MacLean is the rookie coach of the Florida Panthers. He's also coach of the Eastern Conference in the NHL All-Star Game and that role makes him uncomfortable."It's the thrill of a lifetime, but it's embarrassing to say the least because I haven't...
People
DAN QUAYLE may be out of office, but the former vice president is certainly not out of the news.Quayle Flash No. 1: Among the newest paying members of the Dan Quayle Center and Museum in Huntington, Ind., the former veep's hometown, are GEORGE and...
Plans Linger for Meacham Park Neighborhood in Kirkwood Is Split on Development Issue
A developer may yet tear down about half of the Meacham Park neighborhood to make way for a major shopping center along South Kirkwood Road.Last week, Paul Ferber, a lawyer representing some Meacham Park residents, gave The DESCO Group the last options...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:COURT ACTIONSt. Louis: George Thompson, 15, of the 6400 block of Michigan Avenue, was charged...
Policy Credited for Slide in Killings Task Force's Actions Saved Lives, Police Say
With murder in the city of St. Louis down 17 percent last year and at its lowest level since 1990, Chief of Detectives Joe Mokwa offered a single reason why: A get-tough policy on the city's most vicious criminals."We're taking a more proactive approach,"...
Postpone the Budget Fight
President Bill Clinton's remarks about the budget at his press conference last week were both true and a little bit misleading. He rightly pointed out that he has submitted a seven-year plan to balance the budget that Congress' own budget analysts...
Quake-Shattered Kobe Rebounding from Its Ruins
Everyone recalls the sound differently. It was like concrete ripping. Like an animal's wild howl. Like roaring thunder - but from the earth instead of the sky.At 5:46 a.m., by a half-moon's thin light, the ground beneath the hilly western port city...
Robert Urich's Weird Western
ROBERT URICH has starred in enough television series to set a Guinness record, but he has a child's fresh enthusiasm about his latest, "The Lazarus Man."In fact, the Western drama that begins airing in syndication this week is the fulfillment of Urich's...
Rockers Rally for 20-17 Win over Ambush
The Ambush completed a lost weekend here Saturday night, losing 20-17 to the Detroit Rockers.The defending National Professional Soccer League champion saw its record drop to 12-8 with its second loss in two nights. The Ambush lost 19-9 at Kansas...

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