St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 3, 1996

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17 Freight Cars Derail; No Hazardous Cargo Dumped
Seventeen Union Pacific freight cars -- three of which contained hazardous materials -- derailed early Saturday near the Kingshighway Viaduct. But none of the dangerous materials leaked, officials said.A broken rail caused the accident, said Mark Davis,...
73-21 Loss to Huskers Worst in Ou History
Nebraska handed Oklahoma its worst loss in Sooners' history Saturday. There's no telling how bad it would have gotten if the Cornhuskers' offense was rolling.After being held scoreless for a quarter and a half, No. 5 Nebraska went on to win 73-21 in...
Ad Nauseam ; as Campaign Ads Go into Overdrive, Many Viewers Are Confused - and Some Are Angry
DIANE CLARK can't forget that campaign ad showing the chuckling movers carrying pricey picture frames.The ad. Not who it's about."It shows this guy telling about this woman who's spending all this government money on furniture," said Clark, 48, of south...
After Reaching Postseason, Cards Face Varied Options
A year ago, things were a little easier for Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty.He needed a manager. He needed a couple of starting pitchers. He needed home runs. He needed relief pitchers. He needed a third baseman. He needed stolen bases. He needed...
Aidan Quinn Right at Home in `Collins'
WHEN Aidan Quinn was a child, he lived for a while in Canada, then in Chicago, then in the midlands of Ireland, then in Chicago, then in Dublin. But wherever Quinn lived, there was a bookcase full of his father's books. And whenever he passed that bookcase,...
Ambush (3-0) Blunts Kc's Attack 16-8
Ambush player-coach Daryl Doran had a wide smile after his team's 16-8 win over Kansas City Attack on Saturday night at Kiel Center in front of 11,682 fans.Why not smile?* The win gave the Ambush a 3-0 record to start the season, including a 9-8 comeback...
A Mystery Mixed with Art History
"OLD SCORES"A mystery novel by Aaron Elkins (7 3/4 hours, unabridged, Recorded Books, $44 purchase, $13.50 for a 30-day rental)As a curator at the Seattle Art Museum, Chris Norgren should have been delighted to learn that his institution was being presented...
An Expert's Best of Peck, from Esquire Days to La
Editor's note: In advance of Gregory Peck's appearance at Powell Hall, you may want to re-view some of his 56 films, 45 of which are available on video. We asked former St. Louisan Dennis Brown, who helped prepare the movie clips that open the evening,...
Ann Landers
Dear Ann Landers: My sister-in-law, who lives in London, is visiting me. Yesterday, she asked a question I was unable to answer. Maybe you can help.What kind of country, she asked, suspends a 6-year-old first-grader from school and forces him to miss...
Are You Ready to Party? It Helps to Keep a Stash of Special Dishes and Decorations on Hand
A visitor to a stately English mansion, admiring the green velvet lawn that stretched up to the manor house, asked a gardener working nearby, "How do you get a lawn like this?"The gardener smiled wryly. "It's not hard, sir," he said. "You just start...
Army Veteran's New Quest Is Cure for Gulf War Ailment
Jim Brown says he was the perfect soldier: gung ho, followed orders without question and in perfect shape."I wanted to make the military a career," said Brown, of Hannibal. "I was good at what I did. I was moving forward, doing the things I should be...
Artists, Losing Vision, Learn to See Much More
Scott Nelson was an aspiring sculptor when, at 25, a doctor told him he was going blind.The young artist was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition characterized by night blindness, severe tunnel vision and eventual loss of sight. For a person...
Artists, Losing Vision, Learn to See Much More
Scott Nelson was an aspiring sculptor when, at 25, a doctor told him he was going blind.The young artist was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition characterized by night blindness, severe tunnel vision and eventual loss of sight. For a person...
As One Big 12 Division Goes South, the North Consults Tech Manuals
They were supposed to meet us in St. Louis for the college football title prelude: the inaugural Big 12 Conference championship. The road to the Sugar Bowl would be troweled and paved through Our Town.Two-time defending national champion Nebraska, or...
Asu's Poole Grabs Hold of Family Inner Strength
Arizona State likens its chemistry this season to that of a family.But none among the No. 4-ranked Sun Devils may draw as much strength of character from his family as senior wide receiver Keith Poole.Poole admits without hesitation that he owes his...
Attack Ads Thwart Tracking of the Source
The radio ads against freshman Rep. Ted Farnen are brutal. They allege that Farnen voted for 16 tax increases, raised his pay twice, voted to relax DWI laws and supported a $1 million raise for House secretaries.Farnen, D-Mexico, calls the ads vicious...
Attack Ads Thwart Tracking the Source Independent Groups Have No Spending Limits
The radio ads against freshman Rep. Ted Farnen are brutal. They allege that Farnen voted for 16 tax increases, raised his pay twice, voted to relax DWI laws and supported a $1 million raise for House secretaries.Farnen, D-Mexico, calls the ads vicious...
At the Movies
NEWDear God (PG; 1:52): Greg Kinnear answers letters to God from the post office's dead-letter office. Hardly a memorable movie, but not as bad as it sounds, with a feel-good spirit and an uplifting ending. (Deborah Peterson) BELLEVILLE QUAD, CLARKSON,...
Barbie Bans Some Stores Seek to Quell Hassles, Parent Tantrums
Sick of adults throwing tantrums over unmet demand for Happy Holidays Barbie dolls, some store owners have limited sales - and one stopped selling them altogether."There's too many worries in the world for grown people to raise such a fuss over Barbie,"...
Barkley Gets 33 Rebounds as Rockets Defeat Suns
Charles Barkley came up with one of the best games of his life Saturday night, grabbing a career-high 33 rebounds and scoring 20 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 110-95 win over the Phoenix Suns, his former team.The 33 rebounds were the most in...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books, as compiled from data from large city bookstores, chains and local best-seller lists:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Deep End of the Ocean," Jacquelyn Mitchard 2. "The Laws of Our Fathers," Scott Turow 3. "My Gal Sunday," Mary...
Bible Blues Book Sales in a Slump for Long-Running Best Seller
For professional Bible thumpers - whose task it is to promote the world's longest-running, recession-proof best seller - this is a strangely sluggish season for marketing God's word.The $200 million market for Bibles is as flat as a leather Bible cover...
Bill Russell Reveals Secret: He Wanted to Be a Laker
The most successful Celtic of them all secretly wished to be a Laker.Bill Russell in purple and gold? Yup."One of the things I wish I could have done was play for the Lakers," Russell said at a rare public speaking appearance to announce the 50 greatest...
Braves Now Facing Important Offseason
The Atlanta Braves grabbed a piece of baseball history with their fifth successive trip to the postseason. Now comes a very important offseason, one that likely will determine if the Braves can become the first team to make it six in a row.In addition...
Briefs
WORLDISRAELPeres Deplores Firing Of Top Peace Negotiator Israel's former prime minister Shimon Peres Saturday deplored the suspension of a top negotiator with the Palestinians, calling the action "an unprecedented scandal and shame - (and a violation...
Briefs
WORLDISRAELPeres Deplores Firing Of Top Peace Negotiator Israel's former prime minister Shimon Peres Saturday deplored the suspension of a top negotiator with the Palestinians, calling the action "an unprecedented scandal and shame - (and a violation...
British Firm to Buy Mci for Up to $21 Billion
British Telecommunications has agreed to buy MCI Communications for as much as $21 billion in what will be the biggest foreign purchase ever of a U.S. company.The boards of both companies agreed Saturday on the deal, a cash and stock transaction worth...
Brothers Torre Would Be Special Saga for Screen
When Hollywood or cable television gets around to doing a movie or video on the Torre brothers, Joe and Frank, you can be sure the warmest sports story of the year might wind up a tear-jerker. And why not?The story of a steady old baseball pro, who never...
Buffs' Detmer Is Dizzy First, Then Dazzling
A week after getting dazed by a blow from Texas' Gray Mosier, Colorado quarterback Koy Detmer dazzled the University of Missouri's highly touted secondary with a record day for passing yards.Detmer, who left last week's game against Texas with a concussion,...
Burma Still Beckons
IF YOU'RE ONE who believes in visiting the former Burma, you may or may not be up-to-date on the fatal repression, the global heroin trade and the strange stranded-in-the-'50s atmosphere there.But either way, your most visible enticement to this Southeast...
Busman's Holiday Bettis Rambling for Steelers; Foes Paying the Fare
Jerome Bettis sounded like a new running man.Before a Wednesday teleconference call with St. Louis reporters, the former Battering Ram-turned-Pittsburgh steal was told he'd attracted the largest audience this season. Bettis laughed heartily. "I wonder...
Cal Beats Arizona in Four Overtimes in Longest Game
The longest football game in major college history finally ended Saturday when Arizona, faking an extra point in the fourth overtime, failed to make a two-point conversion and lost 56-55 to California.Pat Barnes threw for eight touchdowns and 503 yards,...
Canadian Non-Catholics Sue to Get Money for Schools
As American candidates debate vouchers for parochial schools, a different sort of debate over religious-school financing is playing out in Canada.Non-Roman Catholic parents in Ontario are suing the government to get what Catholic parents have always...
Carmen Sandiego: Time Traveler
IN a television-happy culture, it would just figure that Carmen Sandiego helped the Leader of the Free World out of a diplomatic jam."I had a pretty good education. But I learned a lot because Chelsea had seen `Sesame Street' and `Where in the World...
Catholics Relent, Stick with Clinton
A vignette on the campaign trail featuring an emotional encounter between Bill Clinton and a 16-year-old girl who was troubled by "partial-birth" abortion illustrates what happened to an issue that once threatened to wreck Clinton's relations with Catholics....
Chamberlain Tries Making His Positions Clear
Wilt Chamberlain wants to set the record straight.On what he believes was a misconstrued interpretation of his statement that he has slept with 20,000 women.On today's NBA players, including Michael Jordan. On his past, present and future, including...
Collinsville Ousts O'fallon 2-1 in Soccer Sectional
The Collinsville High Kahoks were strangely subdued after Saturday's 2-1 victory over O'Fallon in the Illinois sectional soccer championship game at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's Bob Guelker Field.Perhaps the Kahoks were looking ahead to...
Colorado Counts 10 with Ko of Mizzou Buffs Pad Road Streak on Big-Play Haymakers
First, the epitaphs:* "I think we beat them in the first half," University of Missouri quarterback Corby Jones said.* "A lot of times we were in position to make the plays," said safety DeMontie Cross (Hazelwood East), "but we just didn't." * "Three...
Colorado's Young Would Be Expensive Fix at Second Base
At least one player fills both the Cardinals' needs of leadoff hitter and a regular second baseman. He is Colorado's Eric Young, who might be available with the development of Nefti Perez. But Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said that Young "would...
Contras Got Money from Indicted Man Leaders Say CIA Contact Cleared Deal in '84
Two former Nicaraguan Contra leaders say they received CIA clearance in 1984 to accept airplanes and cash from a man under federal indictment on drug trafficking charges, The Washington Post reported.The newspaper quoted the two, Octaviano Cesar and...
Corby Does Well at Keeping Up with the Smiths
Colorado coach Rick Neuheisel was sure impressed by that No. 7 playing quarterback for Mizzou."I think that Corby Smith is going to be real player in this conference," Neuheisel said after his team thrashed Missouri 41-13 Saturday afternoon.Corby Smith?...
Cost of Twa Flight 800 Investigation Far Surpasses Its Funding
The cost of the TWA Flight 800 investigation has ballooned to $23.9 million, four times the amount Congress set aside for the noncriminal side of the inquiry, according to documents and sources.That cost excludes salaries or any of the costs incurred...
County Budget Plan Includes Wage Hikes No Change in Tax Rate in Westfall Proposal
A $255 million St. Louis County operating budget for 1997 would provide a wage increase for employees at the top of the salary schedule, add staff for the new county jail and include money to build a community center in Affton, County Executive George...
Cowboys Are Rounding Up for Music, Poems in Ozarks, Plus Rodeo in Kansas City
COWBOYS WILL be spinnin' yarns, reciting poetry and strumming familiar tunes at the Cowboy Gathering in the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark., next weekend.Concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday will feature Dennis Gaines'...
Croatians Slip into Serb Area to Mark Holy Day
Women polished tombstones, lit candles and placed fresh flowers on graves Friday, as thousands of refugees from Croatia ventured to Serb-held territory to mark a religious holiday.The group was the largest to return to the former war zone in an area...
Crowd Shares Dole's Optimism, Energy
Rich and Martha Wenger didn't need to hear Bob Dole's speech Saturday to be optimistic about his chances of a come-from-behind victory on Election Day Tuesday.The St. Charles couple were among hundreds of Dole supporters who, even with tickets, had to...
Devils Take More of Their Best Shots, Beat Lightning
For most NHL teams, two goals might not seem like a major breakout. For the New Jersey Devils, two goals were a welcome relief.The Devils' struggling power play awoke briefly in the first period, and goaltender Martin Brodeur made 26 saves as New Jersey...
Dole Ally Makes `Painful' Choice: Clinton
JUSTIN DART JR., a Republican board member of the foundation established by Bob Dole to assist people with disabilities, joined several other disability-rights leaders last week in calling for President Clinton's re-election.Dart, who lobbied for the...
Dole Bogged Down in Political Mush
Dwight Eisenhower once said that "our form of government has no sense unless it is founded in a deeply felt religious faith, and I don't care what it is." The lesson of this election year is that a Republican campaign for the presidency makes no sense...
Dole Fights Clock to Garner Votes, Invigorate Race but Public's Interest Seems to Be Lagging
On the day Bob Dole announced his 96-hour campaign blitz, not even the presence of former President George Bush, congressional hopefuls and singer Lee Greenwood on stage could pack Tampa Theater."They kept shooing me toward the stage so it would look...
Dream Catchers from the Open-Air Cockpit of a Stearman Two-Holer, It's Easy to Smile at the World Below
It's past high noon, and Carl Cochran's 1969 blue Mercedes 280 SEL a with 140,000 miles on it - is slicing through the warm afternoon sunlight on Highway 47, heading toward Dutzow, Mo., a tiny burg hard by the Katy Trail.Cochran rarely goes anywhere...
Duck Hunters Hope Weather Makes for a Solid Season
As Missouri and Illinois duck hunters rediscovered last year, a longer hunting season doesn't necessarily mean a longer hunting season.Last year this time hunters were so fired up about the largest flight of ducks in 20 years headed their way that they...
Dungy's Leadership Roots Go Back to His Youth
Tony Dungy made his head-coaching debut on Sept. 1 at Tampa Bay. But folks in his hometown say he has been a head coach for most of his life.When Dungy returned to Michigan in Week 2 of this young NFL season to face the Lions at the Silverdome, he wasn't...
Eureka Megamall Needs No Tif
The citizens of Eureka ought to ask the city's officials why a proposed shopping mall deserves a tax subsidy and, if it does, how the city can provide it without resorting to tax increment financing, or TIF. The so-called MegaMall eventually would cover...
Event-Ful: 800 Rally against Breast Cancer
THE Women's Event to benefit AMC Cancer Research has turned into a rollicking good night on the town.More than 800 women rallied Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Ritz-Carlton to support efforts to fight breast cancer. Each woman plunked down a healthy $175...
Flights over the Grand Canyon Are Causing Quite a Buzz
WHEN THE Department of Transportation proposed regulations for reducing noise from sightseeing aircraft over Grand Canyon National Park earlier this year, it resulted in a shouting match between environmentalists and the air tour business. Public hearings...
Florida Keeps Turning Georgia into Gator Bait
Georgia became the first team all season to keep No. 1 Florida from scoring on its first possession. Small consolation.Danny Wuerffel broke the Florida career passing record and had four touchdown passes by halftime, and the Gators continued to make...
Gephardt Stumps in Final Hours by Contrast, Gingrich Keeps Close to Home
The unpredictable battle for Congress draws to a close with its two leaders cutting very different figures as they prepare for the destiny that voters will impose on Tuesday.The stark contrast last week was apt evidence of the shifting, intertwined political...
Getting Older, Not Better Stephen Jay Gould Questions Optimism of Evolutionary Biology
FULL HOUSEThe Spread of Excellence From Plato to DarwinBy Stephen Jay Gould 245 pages, Harmony Books, $25 HAMLET LABELED HUMANS "the quintessence of dust." Philosopher Thomas Hobbes called our lives "nasty, brutish and short." But leave it to the irrepressible...
GM-Uaw Contract Fails to Cut off Plant Closings Parts Shortage Shuts Down 4 Truck Factories
The tentative labor contract reached early Saturday between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers averted a national strike but came too late to halt the momentum of plant closings triggered by local strikes.A parts shortage caused by the...
Gop, Dole Fight for Votes as Clock Ticks
On the day Bob Dole announced his 96-hour campaign blitz, not even the presence of former President George Bush, congressional hopefuls and singer Lee Greenwood on stage could pack Tampa Theater."They kept shooing me toward the stage so it would look...
Gop Fanning Indictment Flames Republicans Attempt to Taint Democrats with Griffin's Troubles
With Election Day nearing, Republicans have tried to capitalize on the indictment of former House Speaker Bob Griffin by linking him to Democratic incumbents Bekki Cook, Roger Wilson and Jay Nixon.In one case Friday, the allegations got downright nasty.State...
Gop Links Griffin Indictment to Cook, Wilson, Nixon
With Election Day nearing, Republicans have tried to capitalize on the indictment of former House Speaker Bob Griffin by linking him to Democratic incumbents Bekki Cook, Roger Wilson and Jay Nixon.In one case Friday, the allegations got downright nasty.State...
Gore Visits to Stir Up Metro East Democrats Stumps for Durbin, Hoffman and Costello
Vice President Al Gore said Saturday that Al Salvi's mistaken remark about handgun opponent James Brady selling machine guns typifies GOP "rapid-fire cheap shots" before Election Day.Salvi is the Republican nominee for U.S. senator from Illinois."Fifteen...
Hawks Snap Spartans' Streak Hazelwood Central's Victory Erases Pain of 10 Losses in Row
The emphasis was on the playoff implications, but in the back of every Hazelwood Central player's mind was the losing streak that had dogged the team since last fall.After ending a string of 10 consecutive losses to Hazelwood East on Saturday with a...
Herb vs. Harry Loss of Foreign Fighter Deal Hastened Lanese's Exit
When McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s chief rival used a major trade show to loudly claim victory in their battle over a $6 billion fighter-plane deal, Herb Lanese kept up a brave front."It's not over 'til it's over," said Lanese, who attended the show in September...
Here's How to Arrive Feeling Healthy, Rested
RESOLVED to accomplish this year: to arrive at every destination - whether on a business or pleasure trip - healthy and rested. And to stay that way.For tips on how to do so, we asked veteran travelers how they make long and frequent trips more comfortable....
Heroes of Hockey Depart, and Youth Is Being Served
Last season, Blues general manager Mike Keenan acquired nearly every available fossil with a Stanley Cup on his resume in an effort to win the Cup.It didn't work. All Keenan accomplished was putting together the oldest team in hockey. The Heroes of Hockey...
HIS HOLINESS AND THE EVIL EMPIRE IN THEIR NEW BOOK, JOURNALISTS CARL BERNSTEIN AND MARCO POLITI SAY POP JOHN PAUL II HELD THE KEY TO DESTROYING THE SOVIET SYSTEM Series: JOHN PAUL II AND THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF OUR TIME PART ONE
AT 10:07 a.m. on June 2, 1979, the Pope's plane landed in the Polish capital. At that moment the bells in all of Poland's churches began to ring out. From the Baltic Sea to the Tarra mountains, from Silesia to the border of the Union of Soviet Socialist...
Hoch's Lead in World Open Grows to 4
Scott Hoch turned in a 2-under-par 70 in breezy, cool weather to expand his lead to 4 shots Saturday after three rounds at the Sarazen World Open Championship.Hoch had a 54-hole total of 14-under 202 on the hilly 6,967-yard The Legends course at Chateau...
House Leaders Waging Fight of Contrasts Gingrich Is Low-Key, Gephardt on the Go in Last Hours of Race
The unpredictable battle for Congress draws to a close with its two leaders cutting very different figures as they prepare for the destiny that voters will impose on Tuesday.The stark contrast last week was apt evidence of the shifting, intertwined political...
How Guns Get into Schools City Students Tell How They Defeat Detectors, Fool Security Guards
Girls stuff guns in their bras. Boys jam knives in their underwear. Dressed in baggy clothes, St. Louis high school students say they easily foil school metal detectors because they know guards won't frisk them there.Nearly two dozen teen-agers made...
How Much Affirmative Action? Ideal of Colorblind Society Perverted by Opponents
Among the troubling twists in the current affirmative-action debate in California and elsewhere is the way in which opponents of the policy have appropriated the ideal of a "colorblind society" - as embodied in the words of Justice John Marshall Harlan,...
How Much Affirmative Action? Racial Preference Laws Promote New Forms of Discrimination
The apologists for today's racial spoils system typically accuse its opponents of working to "end affirmative action." Those who believe in racial equality too often slide into this semantic trap by agreeing that, on affirmative action, they wish to...
How Other Cities Keep Schools Safe
Here are tactics some school systems in other cities have adopted to reduce violence:Atlanta Public Schools"In the high and middle schools, off-duty police officers walk the halls and monitor the grounds of the school." -- Norman Thomas, policy analyst...
How Would Clinton Handle a Divided Government?
If all the prophecies self-fulfill, then the top priority of Bill Clinton's second term will to be avert retribution for the actions of his first.That would not be difficult if he gets a Democratic Congress. With Michigan's John Conyers taking chairmanship...
Hype Is in Full Swing for Heisman Trophy
Hanspard's Card? Got it.TD Davis? Got it.The Tiki Card? Just got it. Archie Deluxe? Got that one, too. The Heisman Trophy race has reached the homestretch and sports information directors from Ames to Arizona, Charlottesville to Columbus, Lubbock to...
Idaho Rancher Teaches Birds to Migrate South Sandhill Cranes Follow Plane to New Mexico
Eight sandhill cranes who think their mother is a rancher with an ultralight plane are making friends in New Mexico following a 750-mile trip from Idaho.Idaho rancher Kent Clegg says his birds have been mingling with a flock of about 500 sandhill cranes...
Inside the Doll House
Gina remembers the first time she beat up Ken. She blamed it on another woman.Once, she threw him across the room. She even colored him with crayons.Yes, Gina brutalized her Ken doll when she was growing up. She says she's not the only woman who did...
In the Zone Broncos' Elway Not Getting Older; He Just Keeps on Getting Better
John Elway is meeting the Raiders at just the time no team wants to see him: when he's in the zone.At 36, Elway is dazzling, dancing, distributing, and simply displaying all the talents that have made his 14-year career as the Denver Broncos quarterback...
In This Contest, You Get to Vote Twice That's Just One Confusing Aspect of the Race to Succeed the Late U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson
DOWN IN New Madrid County in the Missouri Bootheel, Clyde Hawes and Robin Fincher are regarded as Emercrats, Democrats who voted over the years for the late Republican Rep. Bill Emerson of Cape Girardeau.They and thousands of like-minded people across...
Iowa's Homestretch Touchdowns Spoil Illinois' Homecoming 31-21
If only C.F. Williams and W. Elmer Ekblaw had just minded their own business . . .Williams and Ekblaw, University of Illinois students of yesteryear, are credited with originating homecoming, which evolved into a universal tradition in which alumni "come...
Irish Eyes Smile for Notre Dame
If St. Patrick had made a miraculous appearance in Croke Park on Saturday, he could hardly have received more clamorous support than the Notre Dame football team did.Notre Dame thrashed Navy 54-27 before 38,651 constantly roaring fans who, if they did...
Judge White Set to Make History Retention Vote Will Give Black Court Member Another `First'
RONNIE WHITE IS poised to make history - again.Last November, he became the first African-American appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court. Tuesday, he faces state voters, who must vote "yes" or "no" on his retention. A simple majority is needed for...
Judge White Will Make New Mark Retention Vote Will Give Black Supreme Court Member Another `First'
Ronnie White is poised to make history - again.Last November, he became the first African-American appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court. Tuesday, he faces state voters, who must vote "yes" or "no" on his retention. A simple majority is needed for...
Keeping Score: Father's New Booklet Evaluates Area Schools
Several years ago, a father of three in south St. Louis County began to look for information about the academic performance of students at his children's school.The father, William S. Rice, said he couldn't find any comparison to performance in other...
Keeping Tabs Post-Dispatch Readers Offer Opinions on Saturday Tabloid
Many readers took up the Post-Dispatch's offer to tell the paper what they thought of its new-look Saturday issue.Mostly, the callers didn't like it. But whether they reflect the readership at large remains an open question. Although thousands called,...
Kurt Weill: His Music Cuts through Time like a Knife
PREDICTION: Some distant day, when the 20th century is remote and its artistic legacy is reduced to a couple of key touchstones, one of those touchstones is going to be "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" from "The Threepenny Opera."It is the most famous...
Lake at This Oklahoma Grove Is Simply Grand
GRAND LAKE of the Cherokees squats like a watery dragon in extreme northeast Oklahoma, and of the towns dotting its 1,300-mile shoreline, Grove is arguably the finest and fastest growing.Population 4,000, the city is surrounded by attractions and events...
Landing Owners Refuse to Be Fast Food on Casino Menu Casino Makes Mississippi Nights, Sundeckers, Harpo's, Rivers Offer They'd like to Refuse
Mississippi Nights, Sundeckers, Harpo's, Rivers - these thriving nightclubs are the bright lights adorning one of St. Louis' busiest entertainment districts, Riverside.Just north of Laclede's Landing, Riverside's bars and restaurants attract thousands...
Late Goal Ends Panthers' Unbeaten Streak at 12
The Florida Panthers fell three games shy of tying the longest unbeaten streak at the start of a National Hockey League season, losing 3-2 to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night as Joel Otto scored his first goal of the season with 1:02...
Life Story Artist Paco Lara-Barranco Seizes His Every Day
THE idea of keeping track of yourself day after day is nothing new, but the form has usually been a written one, a setting down of thoughts or activities in a diary or a journal. In our time, however, visual artists have appropriated this literary genre.In...
`Lion King' to Ewings: It's Sweeps
CBS sinks the Titanic and brings J.R. back from the dead. NBC summons a plague, and ABC crowns "The Lion King." Can you guess what month it is?If you answered "a sweeps month," you win four weeks of "very special episodes" of your favorite series, interrupted...
Looking Ahead for, and Lighting a Fire under, City
Before Maureen McAvey knew St. Louis needed someone to drive the city's economic-development efforts, at least one local leader felt St. Louis needed McAvey.A year ago, Richard C.D. Fleming of the Regional Commerce and Growth Association bumped into...
Looking Ahead for the City New Leader of St. Louis Development Corp. Sees Hope for Inner Core
Before Maureen McAvey knew St. Louis needed someone to drive the city's economic-development efforts, at least one local leader felt St. Louis needed McAvey.A year ago, Richard C.D. Fleming of the Regional Commerce and Growth Association bumped into...
Magazine Polls Rank Skiing Resorts from Aspen to Sugarloaf
DOWNHILL skiers are creatures of habit, particularly the weekenders. They hook their skis to the car roof on Friday night, pile in and head for the closest, best slopes where they might have rented a house for the season.They take this path of least...
Magic Runs out for Northwestern in 34-9 Loss against Penn State
No last-minute comebacks for Northwestern this time.Wally Richardson threw two touchdown passes and Curtis Enis ran 39 yards for another Saturday as No. 15 Penn State beat the 11th-ranked Wildcats 34-9 in State College, Pa.The loss ended Northwestern's...
Mighty Pens Seek to Protect Utah's Wilds
WILDERNESS ADVOCACY has produced some of America's finest literature of place. And in campaigns for preservation, the pen has proven mightier than the ax, chainsaw and bulldozer.Generations of adventure travelers have been the beneficiaries.For example,...
Misfortunes of War, Finally Rectified
MORE than a half century later, the Second World War still casts a long shadow over the world of music.Last week, the composer Berthold Goldschmidt died at the age of 93; only a few days later, a new recording of Benjamin Fleischmann's "Rothschild's...
Money and Power Are a Dangerous Mix
The 26-count indictment returned against former Missouri House Speaker Bob Griffin and three others reinforces the sentiment many voters feel in this election season: Public officials are corrupt.The allegations of money exchanged for political influence...