St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 17, 1995

10 Aldermen Try, Fail to Take over Bosley Program 27 Neighborhood Stabilization Officers Cause Confusion in Wards, Beckerle Said
A group of aldermen tried unsuccessfully Friday to take control of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, one of Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s most prized programs.The attempt came in a motion to amend the city budget for the fiscal year that begins July...
20 Seek Madison County Judgeship 2 Who Were Ousted from Posts Are among Applicants for 4-Year Job
One lawyer who did not apply for a vacant Madison County judgeship said Friday that the reason was that he wanted "permanent work." It was one of a variety of insider jokes among the court crowd in Edwardsville since two associate judges were voted out...
27 New Players Picked for Masters, All-Stars
The area's top two leagues, the Anheuser-Busch/BPA Masters League and St. Louis BPA Women's All-Stars, will have plenty of new faces next season.The two leagues held their annual player drafts June 6 at Tropicana Lanes. Each league has eight teams, and...
3 Briefed on Plan for Move Alabamans Sought to Meet Base Panel
Three of the eight members of a military base closure commission got a classified briefing on the Army's proposal to move its chemical training school from Alabama to Missouri.The private briefing Thursday was requested by Alabama officials who oppose...
$58 Billion Safety Net Endorsed Economic Summit Devises Help for Bankrupt Nations
The world's seven richest industrial countries supported creation of a $58 billion rescue fund for bankrupt countries Friday.And America's allies took a veiled swipe at the United States for threatening to impose record trade sanctions against Japan.President...
After Escaping Devils' Den, "Russian Orr' Again Takes Wing
Viacheslav Fetisov was almost as happy to get out of New Jersey 2 1/2 months ago as he was to leave the Soviet Union in 1989."It was one of the only things they did right for me," Fetisov said of the April 3 trade that sent him from the Devils to the...
Alfa Romeo, Alfa Romeo; Where Art Thou Alfa Romeo? Italian Automaker Exits U.S. Market, Leaving Cars in Realm of Collectibles
Owners of Alfa Romeos have joined the ranks of those who own - or used to own - Peugeots, Daihatsus and Citroens. Their carmaker has left because the U.S. market does not love them.Alfa Romeo, of Milan, Italy, announced in January that it was ending...
Allied Bids for California Firm
Allied Healthcare Products Inc. of St. Louis has offered to pay about $66.5 million to buy a California company in the midst of being sold to another company.Allied's unsolicited offer for Bird Medical Technologies Inc. is a combination of cash and stock...
Big Sandy & Fly-Rite Boys: Vintage American Music
Rockabilly-based Americana band Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys played Off Broadway Thursday night, but the tour bus parked outside nearly stole the show.Between sets, a small crowd gathered in the parking lot to give it the once-over. Everyone did double-takes...
Bill Poses Legal, Cost Problems in Industrial Cleanups, Critics Say
Environmental watchdogs worry that a bill headed to the governor would toss the cleanup of many old industrial sites into a legal quagmire and would - in the end - cost taxpayers millions of dollars.The business-backed environmental overhaul generally...
Blacks' Prostate Cancer Rate High Incidence Is Found to Be 10 Times That for Men in Japan, Israel
African-American men have among the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world - a chilling statistic that is spurring a major search for the cause of the disease.They develop the disease at a rate almost double that of white men and more than 10...
Boehringer Doesn't Have a Ball in First Start, but He Threw Plenty
Brian Boehringer, in his first major-league start, had trouble throwing strikes Thursday. He walked seven in four-plus innings, and was the losing pitcher for the New York Yankees in a 9-2 crushing by the Detroit Tigers.Boehringer, a righthander, is...
Bowling Wings off the Cup Track Won't Be Easy
Here's how the Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils match up for their Stanley Cup showdown:OFFENSE: No need to compare Devils centers Bob Carpenter, Neal Broten, Jim Dowd and Bobby Holik to the Red Wings contingent of Sergei Fedorov, Steve Yzerman,...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS $3 Million Coming For Youth Jobs</P><P>St. Louis is getting nearly $3 million in federal funds to pay for youth-oriented building rehabilitation and construction programs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
Briefs
WORLD INDIA 116-Degree Temperatures Kill 395</P><P>The death toll in one of India's longest and most severe heat waves in recent history reached 395 on Friday, the United News of India reported.</P><P>At least 169 people...
Briefs
EDWARDSVILLE Tax Bills Await Madison County Landowners</P><P>Owners of Madison County real estate are about to get bills for the first half of the $145.8 million in taxes they must pay this year to operate their schools, cities, county...
Britons in Dinghy Get OK to Continue River Trip
Two British adventurers, worried that their journey down the Mississippi in an 11-foot rubber dinghy might be cut short by the Coast Guard, seemed overjoyed Friday after learning that they could continue their odyssey.Coast Guard officials had told them...
Cardinals Leadership Finds the Answer Blowing in the Wind
If anyone has a coherent plan to revive the Cardinals, please develop your idea and then make two copies. Send one to Mark Lamping. Send the other to Walt Jocketty. They can be reached 250 Stadium Plaza, in care of the St. Louis National Baseball Club...
Cards' Rare Steal of Home Helps Jorgensen Win Debut
It was a less-than-perfect start for the latest era in Cardinals baseball.But it was close enough.New manager Mike Jorgensen coaxed a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants in his debut Friday night at Busch Stadium.The easy part was Jorgensen's first...
Cards `Shake Up Club'; Torre out, Zeile Gone Jorgensen Takes over as Field Manager; Team Gets Pitcher, 2 Prospects from Cubs
Baseball doesn't see many doubleheaders these days. But the Cardinals played a whopper Friday.And it all came before they took the field to play the San Francisco Giants in a night game at Busch Stadium.In the opener, the Cardinals fired manager Joe...
Cards Swing 2-Edged Sword Cut Loose Torre after 351-354 Mark in Five Seasons
Joe Torre had an unexpected guest at his home after breakfast Friday. Walt Jocketty was the visitor, announcing the bad tidings of Torre's firing from his Cardinals managing job, which paid him $550,000 a year.Torre had waited in the clubhouse until...
Cards Swing 2-Edged Sword Slice Zeile to Get Pitcher Morgan, 2 Cubs Prospects
Perhaps it was Todd Zeile's rather passive style. More likely it was the combination of that and Zeile's public contention that the Cardinals had reneged on a $12 million deal.Whatever the reason, the Cardinals traded Zeile to the Chicago Cubs for righthanded...
Carnahan Vetoes Zoning-Rules Bill Says Changes Could Have Cost Taxpayers Millions
It started with a St. Louis County property owner's anger about the encroachment of Missouri government. It ended with Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto.The governor on Friday spiked Senate Bill 421, which had several sections on zoning.Carnahan said that he...
Castillo's Brush with Perfection Gives Skidding Cubs a Pick-Me-Up
In a sudden sea of inconsistency, the Cubs have been able to count on two constants this year: Frank Castillo and Jaime Navarro.And just when they need them the most, the Cubs get them back to back.Castillo, pitching better than he has at any time in...
Chechens Reject Trade of Freedom for Hostages
Chechen gunmen holding at least 1,200 people in this southern town rejected government offers of food, money and transportation out of the country in return for releasing their captives."Let them come and storm the place," the rebels' commander, Shamil...
China Recalls Envoy over U.S. Visit of Taiwan Leader `We Hope It's Temporary,' State Department Official Says of Move
China's Foreign Ministry announced today that it was recalling its ambassador to the United States, plunging relations to their lowest ebb since ties were established 16 years ago."The Chinese government has decided to recall Ambassador Li Daoyu to report...
Clinton Deficit Plan Would Fall Short, Budget Office Says
President Bill Clinton's plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years falls far short and would instead lead to a deficit of $209 billion in 2005, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded Friday.The preliminary analysis, obtained by The...
Clinton Deficit Plan Would Fall Short, Budget Office Says Proposed Cuts Could Leave Nation $200 Billion in Red
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON'S plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years falls far short and would instead lead to a deficit of $209 billion in 2005, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday.The preliminary analysis, obtained by The Associated...
Convicted Killer Gets Stay of Execution
A federal judge in St. Louis issued a stay of execution Friday for convicted killer Larry Griffin.Federal Appellate Judge Charles A. Shaw granted the stay at noon. Griffin's attorney argued that he has found another man who claims he saw the murder and...
Court: Women May Be Disappointed in Implant Suits Flood of Claims Means They May Get 5 Pct. of What Was Expected
So many women have filed breast implant claims against a $4.25 billion settlement that they could get as little as 5 percent of what they expected, a federal court analysis has found.A partial analysis of claims filed with settlement administrators found...
Croats Join 4-Way Push on Sarajevo War's Biggest Offensive Aimed at Serbs' Siege
Government forces aided by Bosnian Croats unleashed their biggest offensive in 38 months of war Friday.They hoped to snap the Serbian chokehold on Sarajevo and ignored Western warnings that civilian carnage could ensue.The Serbs retaliated by battering...
Cuban Is Obstacle in Bowe's Bid to Emerge in Tyson Sweepstakes
Riddick Bowe needs to put his words into action."Most people know I'm the best heavyweight out there," says Bowe, who will fight unbeaten Jorge Luis Gonzalez tonight in a World Boxing Organization title bout at the MGM Grand Garden.There seem to be a...
Curing the Summertime Blues Here Are 60 Things for Kids and Parents to Do When Boredom Sets In
For THOSE summer days when children and parents alike are bored, stick this activity chart on the family fridge. Children 6 and younger:1. Blow bubbles in front of a fan and let the kids count them and chase them.2. Young children love to help - harness...
Deal Hammers Home Third Title in Row with a Throw of 254-10
Lance Deal went from one of his worst throws in years to his best of the season in winning his fourth national hammer throw title and third in a row Friday at the USA-Mobil Championships.Deal, 33, is the world indoor-record holder in the 35-pound weight...
Debbye Turner Gives Gop a Polite Refusal Ex-Miss America Wants No Political Title
Debbye Turner, the former Miss America, says she's turned down her latest job offer: to be a GOP candidate for Missouri lieutenant governor."I have no political aspirations," said Turner, who as Miss Missouri won the Miss America title in 1990.Turner...
Detroit Cup Road Passes over Jersey Trapdoor
The New Jersey Devils will employ the same strategy against the Detroit Red Wings that they used to earn their first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals."For us to succeed, we have to play the way that got us here," Devils captain Scott Stevens said after...
Edgar Seeks More U.S. Aid for Cost of Storms, Flood
As downstate communities pick up the pieces after last month's storms and flood, Gov. Jim Edgar wants the federal government to pitch in more money.On Friday, Edgar called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to expand its financial assistance...
Ex-La District Attorney Is Legal Expert for NBC
IRA REINER is in the hot seat again. But this time he isn't being pounded by the media. He is the media.These days, the 59-year-old former Los Angeles County district attorney is offering his expertise and opinions on the O.J. Simpson murder trial as...
Fans Find No Big Deal in Cards' Big Shuffle
The firing of Cardinals' Manager Joe Torre and the hiring of Mike Jorgensen were supposed to bring fun back to Busch Stadium, but many fans heading to the ballyard Friday night had yet to get the message.On Friday, Jorgensen promised that "it will be...
Fear Spurs Some to Join Race to Aid Breast Cancer Research
The reality of breast cancer has hit close to home all too often lately for Gayle Werner.Though she does not have cancer, her sister-in-law underwent a mastectomy a week ago. Her mother has had two lumps removed from her breasts in the last eight years....
Five Ovations Given at `Summerfest' Series
MOST music lovers have had the experience of performances that are good but routine and for which only polite applause is given, while others light up the hall and ignite the enthusiasm of the audience.Thursday night's chamber music concert in the St....
Fix It or Forget It?
Dear Tom and Ray: I love your column for its laughs and straight-ahead information. I have a 1978 VW Scirocco with 121,000 miles. Recently, it started burning a quart of oil every 1,000 miles.My mechanic checked it for leaks and did a compression test....
Frequent Grave Visitor Needs Grief Counseling
Dear Ann Landers: When you gave that advice to "No Name, Birmingham, Ala.," your brain must have been taking a vacation.The woman wanted to know if she should continue to date a widower who visited his wife's grave three or four days a week and left...
Gloves May Have Shrunk, Expert Says at O.J. Trial
The leather gloves O.J. Simpson squeezed into at his murder trial may have shrunk almost a full size and would have fitted him when they were new, an expert testified Friday for the prosecution.Richard Rubin, former vice president of glove maker Aris...
Good Wines on Lower-End of the Price Spectrum
THE lower end of the wine price spectrum is a very crowded place. Many wineries and winemakers jockey for position, and from time to time a very good value shows up. The top end has some of the same problems, but not as many because more consumers are...
Help Yourself
American Dynasty - I'm looking for Volume #4 of "The Holts," American Dynasty, by Dana Fuller Ross. - G.F.</P><P>Avon statue - I am looking for a small statue of Clark Gable put out by Avon. - V.B.</P><P>Baby food - Where...
Hill Welcomes Changes: `We Needed a Kick in the Butt'
The Cardinals front office wanted to shake up a sluggish team and crank up its intensity level.Ken Hill, the team's pitching ace, couldn't agree more. "We needed a jump start," Hill said. "We needed a kick in the butt."Without criticizing either of the...
Horseshoe Casino Promises Funds for Environment Developers Vow to Keep Earth City Acreage `Pristine'
A prospective casino developer is seeking to appease environmentalists who have gone to court to block its Earth City project.Developers of the Horseshoe Casino Hotel Resort are promising to set up a foundation, which would hold $500,000 to $1 million...
How Do We Age Ourselves? Let's Count the Ways Not To
BOUGHT MYSELF a birthday present last week - Wendy Reid Crisp's book, "100 Things I'm Not Going To Do Now That I'm Over 50," just published by Perigee Books.Not that I'm over 50 or even right at 50 just yet.But I like to know what's ahead, especially...
Illinois Bill Poses Problems in Cleanups, Critics Argue
Environmental watchdogs worry that a bill headed to the governor would toss the cleanup of many old industrial sites into a legal quagmire and would - in the end - cost taxpayers millions of dollars.The business-backed environmental overhaul generally...
Japan's Government Vows to Better Its Response to Quakes 24,000 in Kobe Remain Homeless from January Disaster
THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT promised Friday to improve earthquake crisis management after its slow response to the disaster in January in Kobe, where 5,500 people were killed and 24,000 still are homeless.The Cabinet, meeting in Tokyo, approved a National...
Jesuits End Talk, Vow to Listen
People of faith who worry that the open spirit of Vatican Council II may be faltering can take hope from the Jesuits.They are throwing open several windows and a couple of doors to members of other world religions and to women. Jesuits need to listen...
June Weather Hits Its Stride - Finally
Imagine this: The forecast for the weekend and beyond is for more days of normal weather in the St. Louis area.That's news because of the record-breaking rainfall in May and the unusually cool days of early June. The National Weather Service says the...
Lincoln Ragsdale; Pioneering Black Fighter Pilot in Wwii
Lincoln J. Ragsdale, 69, who was trained as one of the pioneering black American fighter pilots of World War II and who later became a civil rights leader and entrepreneur in Phoenix and the Southeast, died June 9, 1995, at his home in Paradise Valley,...
Missouri Ships 44 Prisoners to Cells in Texas Move to Ease Overcrowding Costs $1,500 a Day in Rent
Missouri shipped 44 medium-security prisoners Friday to rented cells in Texas, a $1,500-a-day step to ease crowding.The inmates are serving sentences for crimes including drug possession, writing hot checks and burglary. They may be housed for up...
Morning Briefing
In Japan, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher HIDEO NOMO is a hero.Nomo's every appearance has become a matter of national concern, and the results of each game he pitches a fixture on the evening news.One major paper, the Nikkan Sports, dedicated its whole...
Morning Briefing
House Panel OKs Bill On Banking</P><P>The House Commerce Committee unanimously approved without amendment Friday a bill that would allow banks to expand their underwriting of stocks and bonds and permit securities firms to own banks.</P><P>The...
Mosque Arson Worries Muslims in Springfield, Ill., and D.C. Panel
MOHAMMED ARIF stood before about 50 kneeling Muslims on the glossy wood floor of the Jefferson Elementary School gymnasium Friday, reading from the Koran on the importance of the masjid - or mosque - the worshiping place of the Islamic religion.His words...
Norman Has Shinnecock Hills on Ropes but Old Course Shows It Has Plenty of Fight
Two predators came ashore on the Atlantic coast Friday. One, a man-eater, is as ferocious as they come. The other feeds on birds.The confrontation was what a blood-and-guts U.S. Open championship is all about. Greg "The Shark" Norman traded blows with...
People
Odd bedfellows of the year: House Speaker NEWT GINGRICH and MTV.Gingrich has agreed to do a half-hour gig on July 13 for MTV. It's a forum for the MTV generation, moderated by anchor Tabitha Soren.Gingrich will answer questions from a select group of...
People & Events
MONDAY Healing Workshop: "Focusing," a physical, psychological and spiritual approach to discern what feelings, emotions and dreams tell about personal healing, will be discussed by the Rev. William Meninger, author, lecturer and co-founder of...
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 one of the area's courts: ACCIDENTSBelleville: A woman from O'Fallon, Ill., was killed Friday afternoon...
Possible Effect of Cable Bill: Higher Rates, Then Lower Rates
THE LEGISLATION that passed in the Senate Thursday to reform telecommunications laws has sweeping implications for the cable and broadcasting industries - as well as for consumers of some of their services.For starters, the bill essentially would end...
Proving Fraud Often Can Be Quite Difficult, Costly
Q: I went to see a lawyer a while back because I felt I had been the victim of fraud. The lawyer told me that fraud was one of the hardest claims to prove. I told him I didn't see why that should be so. He tried to explain it to me, but either I'm too...
Quinn New Point Man for Blues
In the aftermath of Mike Shanahan's ouster as Blues chairman, questions remain.Where do the Blues go from here? What happens to Shanahan ally and friend Jack Quinn, the Blues' president and CEO? Will he stay, or will he go?What about general manager...
Rescuers Pull 8-Year-Old from Greek Quake Ruins
An 8-year-old boy buried in the debris of an apartment house that collapsed in an earthquake was pulled out alive late Friday, ending a 44-hour ordeal that captivated the nation.Greeks watched on television as rescuers carried out Andreas Bogdanos, placed...
Russian Troops Launch Attack to Free Hostages 200 People May Have Been Released, Report Says
Russian troops early today stormed the hospital where Chechen rebels demanding an end to the war in Chechnya were holding more than 1,000 hostages. But the attack appeared to stall as the rebels shot back from behind their hostages, officials said.About...
Russia's Hostage Crisis
The inevitable has happened. The ugly war in Chechnya has spread into Russia. Chechen rebels, facing defeat by the Russians, have launched a savage and desperate attack on Budyonnovsk, a town 70 miles north of the Russian-Chechen border. More than 100...
Salt Lake City Finally Salts Away Olympics: The 2002 Winter Games
The fifth time was the right time for Salt Lake City.After nearly three decades of being told that it would have to wait, the Utah capital finally ended its frustrating chase Friday as it was the overwhelming choice to host the 2002 Winter Olympics.Salt...
Shoulder Impingement Worries This Tennis Player
Dear Dr. Donohue: I've developed a sore shoulder my doctor calls impingement syndrome. Is my tennis career history now?Your dictionary probably defines "impingement" as "the pressing of one surface into another." If impingement occurs in the shoulder,...
Simple Wrap Skirt: Perfect for Teens
Dear Eunice Farmer: We are a group of mothers with preteens. We are trying to keep the girls interested in different projects this summer. My job is to plan a sewing session. I need help with a pattern.I suggest Simplicity 9553, 7-14. It is a simple...
Some People Advised to Boil Tap Water to Destroy Parasite
People with weakened immune systems would be wise to boil tap water to avoid contracting cryptosporidiosis, water safety officials in Missouri and Illinois said Friday, while emphasizing that the area's water supplies are safe.The disease is caused by...
South Africa Honors Memory of Student Uprising in 1976
Near-freezing temperatures failed to prevent thousands of Sowetans from gathering in stadiums, cemeteries and schoolyards Friday to remember young martyrs of the anti-apartheid struggle."The youth of 1995 are not powerless or voiceless," Walter Sisulu,...
Sports Shorts
Wargo's 64 Ties Record At Senior Tournament</P><P>Tom Wargo birdied four of his first five holes and tied a tournament record with a 6-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead Friday at the Dallas Reunion Senior PGA Pro Am.</P><P>Lee...
Sports Shorts
Wargo's 64 Ties Record At Senior Tournament</P><P>Tom Wargo birdied four of his first five holes and tied a tournament record with a 6-under-par 64 to take the first-round lead Friday at the Dallas Reunion Senior PGA Pro Am.</P><P>Lee...
Ssi Program Needs Reforming
The federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program began with the best of intentions of providing a cushion of cash benefits to the elderly poor and to the disabled, including children. Set up in 1972 and administered by the Social Security Administration,...
Telephone Stocks Help Dow Set Record
U.S. stocks rose to record highs Friday for a third day as telephone issues surged. The gains came on the sixth most active day of trading ever at the New York Stock Exchange. More than 445 million shares traded hands as of 4 p.m. Central time.Shares...
The Secret of the Elephant
ONCE UPON A TIME, in a faraway land, there was a city built on the edge of a wide desert. It happened that all the people who lived there were blind.One day a king from a city far away was crossing the desert. As the king and his army approached the...
The Views from Bella Villa
The resurrection of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission came with a price. Certain controversial proposals were grandfathered in, allowed to proceed under the old rules. One of these was Bella Villa, in South County. On Aug. 8, voters in Bella...
`The World Crumbles' Group Helps Men Accept, Enjoy Their Disabled Children
Tommy was 18 months old when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy."When you have a disabled child, the world crumbles on you," said 7 his father, Tom Markus.Tommy is now 7. And Markus, of Oakville, has found solace in DAKOTA - the Dads And Kids Out Together...
Tway Finds His Game as Elusive as St. Louis Memories
Forgive Bob Tway if he's forgotten the Gateway Arch, Tony's and even Bob Gibson. His stay in St. Louis from 1967 to 1969 failed to make a lasting impression."I lived in Ballwin from when I was 8 until about 10 years old," said Tway, 36. "I don't really...
Wet-Dry Vacuum Has Multiple Uses
Q: I need an inexpensive wet/dry vacuum cleaner that has an attachment for steam cleaning carpets and furniture. What else should I consider when buying the best one for both indoor and outdoor cleanup? - D.F.A: With all the new models, features and...
Will the Cali Cartel Be Broken?
Eighty percent of the world's cocaine comes through the Cali cartel in Colombia, so the arrest of Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, one of the cartel's two "CEOs," is cause for celebration. But the bigger question is whether the arrest will fundamentally...
Yanni's Synthesized Sound Mesmerizes Riverport Crowd
A FEW thousand years or so before Yanni took the stage Thursday night at Riverport Amphitheatre, the inhabitants of his native Greece could not understand the language of their neighbors to the north. It all sounded like gibberish - "bar bar" - so with...
Zig Ziglar
ANTONIO was a lad who lived in Cremona, Italy, during the 17th century. Cremona was a musical town, where great acclaim was bestowed on those who could sing or play. Unfortunately, although Antonio wanted recognition for his musical talents, his friends...
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