St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 24, 1996

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2nd-Half Rally Pushes Micds to Title Game
Blood trickled down Johnathan Reese's face Saturday afternoon, but the Mary Institute-Country Day School football player was not fazed. Flashing a broad grin from behind shiny braces, Reese said "it's all right."Better than all right, in fact. MICDS'...
35 Injured as Amtrak Train Derails near Manhattan
An Amtrak train approaching New York City with 108 passengers and crew members derailed as it crossed a Hackensack River bridge Saturday. After sideswiping an oncoming passenger train, part of the train plunged down a 30-foot embankment into a swamp.No...
5 Russian Girls Find New Home in U.S. Cedar Hill Couple Adds to an Already International Family
The Russian playwright Chekhov could only handle three on the stage at once. Sisters, that is.Darwin and Barbara Rouse of Cedar Hill brought back five of them from Siberia Saturday as their new adopted daughters.The Russian sisters - looking very much...
8 Reservists Feared Dead in Hc-130 Crash
Rescuers hunted Saturday for survivors of an Air Force Reserve rescue plane that plunged into the Pacific Ocean with 11 people on board.One person was rescued and two bodies were pulled from the 52-degree water at morning's light, leaving eight men unaccounted...
About Muscles, the '90S Are Truly ABS-Urd
GLANCING at my midsection, Slats Grobnik shook his head and said: "You ought to do something about them abs."Them what?"Your abs. Just from a casual observation, I suspect that they are not in very prime shape." What the heck are abs? "Boy, are you out...
A Checkered Past
Tony Kornheiser, the Washington Post sportswriter, called it "Monopoly with horses' heads."In it, a player can be forked, pinned, skewered and mated. It is the game of chess, and it is enjoying enormous popularity here and abroad.A number of outstanding...
African Conflicts May Signal Struggle for New Borders
FROM THE MOMENT that fighting broke out in eastern Zaire last month, resulting in a rout of the Zairian military and a crisis involving more than a million refugees, many were asking the question: Where could the potent rebel force that ignited this...
`A Giant Step' Tigers Say 42-25 Win Bodes Well for Future
On what appeared to the unaware to be simply another raw, gray November day, Faurot Field was kissed by sunny skies and warmed by balmy breezes.This was no climatic anomaly. Rather, it was the byproduct of the cumulative basking of 36,821 pleased-as-punch...
Ambush Don't Delay, Say Goodbye to Wave
Daryl Doran had been concerned that a 13-day layoff would produce a sluggish start for the Ambush against the Milwaukee Wave.Doran, the Ambush's player-coach, had no need to worry.The Ambush (5-1), first in the Midwest Division of the National P rofessional...
Armstrong Faces Hardest Race: To Outduel Cancer
As mornings go, this one seemed ordinary: fog masked the hills west of Austin, a light wind fluttered flags, the temperature promised another shirt-sleeves day.About 7:30, rain began falling for half an hour and everybody said that was a good thing because...
As Hunters Aim along Landscape, It's Best to Start Scanning First
Despite bitter cold and windy weather, hunters bagged more than 100,000 deer on the opening weekend of the firearms deer hunting season in 1995. That's the most ever in the state on opening weekend.Why? Because most of the state had snow cover, a rarity...
A Strategy of Prevention
The trenches are being dug in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. Each service is determined to defend its position, and the defense industry is lobbying hard for more high-tech equipment. Congressional staff members express concern about readiness and...
A `Temp' Talks about `His Girl' Dennis Edwards: Make Time for Love
THERE are few folks better versed in the power of the love song than Dennis Edwards. The St. Louis-based singer joined the legendary soul/R & B group the Temptations in the late '60s, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and still performs...
A Thanksgiving Stuffing
You may expect to overeat this Thanksgiving. Michelle has to.Michelle has to eat for two: her Mom and her Dad.Like many boomers, Michelle's parents are divorced. At age 65, Dad called it quits after 42 years. Now Dad is married to Jean. And Mom has Chuck....
At the Movies
NEWThe English Patient (R, violence, nudity; 2:41): British writer-director Anthony Minghella (the sublime "Truly Madly Deeply") adapted "The English Patient" from Canadian Michael Ondaatje's multi-layered novel of love, war and remembrance. Minghella...
At the Theater
The Baltimore Waltz: Paula Vogel's uneven comedy-drama concerns a brother and sister, facing a fatal illness, who travel through Europe in search of a cure and a last fling. Actors Renaissance Theatre. New City School theater, 5209 Waterman Avenue. 534-1111....
Attorney Takes Simpson through Day of Denials
O.J. Simpson denied that he beat Nicole.Then he denied a lot more, on issues big and small.And by the end of a long court day, he had issued the most important denials of all, declaring that it was "absolutely not true" that he killed Nicole Brown Simpson...
A Zone of Hope Families Separated by War Are Reunited in Croatia for Reprieve from Fear, Hatred
A COLD DRIZZLE was falling as Daniela Lazic boarded a bus for the drive to a family reunion. Once, such gatherings would have included music, age-old dances and roasted lamb. The war changed all that.The bus bounced along a narrow road bordered by mine...
Beauty Contest in India Outrages Traditionalists, Feminists
The international event has provoked a dozen women to threaten suicide by swallowing cyanide tablets and setting themselves afire. One young man actually did immolate himself in protest.Political parties ranging from Marxist to Hindu nationalist have...
Benton Taylor, 77; Founded Prominent Homebuilding Firm
Benton Taylor, founder of Taylor Morley Homes Inc. of St. Louis, died late Friday (Nov. 22, 1996) at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Town and Country of complications following heart surgery. He was 77 and lived in Chesterfield.Mr. Taylor founded Taylor-Hitt...
Best-Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Deep End of the Ocean" by Jacquelyn Mitchard 2. " `M' Is for Malice" by Sue Grafton 3. "The Tailor of Panama" by John le Carre 4. "The Laws of Our Fathers" by Scott...
Big Dog Bucks Benefit from `New' Mr. Robinson
These days, when one of Glenn Robinson's sweet jumpers swishes through the nets at the Bradley Center, the public address announcer says, with gusto, "Basket by Glennnn Robinson!"There's not one mention of the Big Dog.The canned barking that seemingly...
Big East Is Fastbreaking to Parity
When asked to analyze the Big East in five words or less, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim thought for a moment, then said, "Very, very, very, very balanced."With three of last year's powers slipping a notch, two rising squads ready to claim their share of...
Blood Platelet Count Soars Astronomically
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was diagnosed with thrombocythemia. My platelet count was too high - 1.6 million. I went on the drug hydroxyurea. It's helping. My count is now 700,000. Naturally, my interest in this subject is great, but I never see you address...
Briefs
EMERGENCY LANDINGTWA Flight Puts Down In Tulsa, Okla.An electrical problem forced a TWA airliner bound for Oklahoma City from St. Louis to land at Tulsa International Airport on Saturday evening, an airline spokesman said. The pilot decided to land in...
Called to the Wild
The sweet fume of the wood fire is the only giveaway. The campsite is perfectly camouflaged by virtue of being junk set artfully amid other junk.The living room couches and table are grouped around a square of salvaged rug. Scrub mulberries sprouting...
Can You Guess Any of the Top Five Destinations for '97 Bus Tours?
NEXT YEAR'S top five destinations for U.S. charter bus tours will be Nashville, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Branson, Mo., Washington and New Orleans, according to the National Motorcoach Network.The network, an organization of charter companies that transport...
`Cat-Eateria' Is Draw for Raccoons, Opossums, Too
Dear Dr. Fox: We live in a small 20-home development where everyone keeps their cats indoors and their dogs leashed. swLast summer, I noticed a stray cat. She always ran off, but during the winter I saw her paw prints on my front porch, so I started...
CBS Takes a Stab at `in Cold Blood'
WHEN TV offers a new version of a classic movie based on a classic book, the first question has to be, "Was this remake necessary?"In the case of "In Cold Blood" (8 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday on Channel 4), CBS and Hallmark's new four-hour version of Truman...
Center Stage in the Sunday Spotlight, Will It Be the Sacrificial Rams?
Take it from the Rev. Ike, Sunday night should be special."We talk all week about it's just another game," Isaac Bruce said.But it's not. The Rams get some rare prime-time exposure in Sunday's 7 p.m. game at the Trans World Dome. The opposition is none...
Cheesehead Chronicles
Frank Emmert Jr. was flying back from a Packers game last season when the Cessna 172 he was riding in crashed. Not to worry! He had his lucky cheesehead hat right there in his lap. Emmert buried his head in the foam rubber prop and was spared serious...
Chinese Imports Widen Trade Gap Deficit with U.S. Soon Will Overtake That of Japan
What could be more American than this: Down the aisles of Toys 'R' Us comes Karen Barnes, suburban mother of two, shopping for holiday gifts.What could be more Chinese than this: Her shopping cart is piled high with stuffed puppy dogs, a Batman doll...
Civilian Sex Assault Claims Targeted Army Most Alleged Rape, Other Violent Attacks
Women and family members have filed hundreds of civil claims alleging rape and other sexual abuse against drill instructors, recruiters, medical professionals and other Army personnel since 1984, according to a review of records by the Dayton Daily News.The...
Clinton Meeting Asian Leaders
President Bill Clinton arrived in the Philippines late Saturday pledging America's commitment to stability and growth in the Pacific Rim so the region will be "stronger than ever."Clinton arrived in Manila with a dual mission: to participate in the annual...
Clinton Meets Chinese Leader
President Bill Clinton met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin today prior to a summit meeting of Asian-Pacific leaders to discuss the difficulties in the relations between their countries and possibly to announce an exchange of goodwill visits.The president...
`Collins' Sets Record, Provokes Passions in Ireland
In Ireland, Michael Collins is making history. Again. This time, it's because of the movie "Michael Collins."The biopic based on the life of the Irish revolutionary, which opened here two weeks ago, took in nearly $1 million its first weekend, a record...
Concussions Become a Big Problem in NFL
When something slips his mind, former Stanford quarterback Don Bunce often jokes that it probably was the result of the dozen or so concussions he sustained in his playing days.He's only half-kidding.Now a sports physician in Palo Alto, Bunce just doesn't...
Darwin, the Dodo and an Oxford Murder Mystery
DEAD AS A DODOA novel by Jane Langton339 pages, Viking, $21.95 ***** FAITHFUL READERS of Jane Langton's mystery novels pick up each new one with the confident expectation of being entertained and amused, as well as being painlessly educated about some...
Democrats to Make Biggest Refund Yet Huang Raised $450,000 from Indonesians
The Democratic Party announced Friday evening that it would return $450,000, its largest refund to date, from an Indonesian couple who were solicited by John Huang, the former top party finance official. He is at the center of inquiries under way in...
Diversity Plans Fall Short vs. Corporate Racism
After consultant Robert Hayles made a recent presentation to a Midwest corporation, an audience member approached him. "You're pretty smart for a black person," the participant said.Hayles was speaking about diversity in the work force.From the degrading...
Drinking and Driving: A Fatal Combination Statistics Show Increased Alcohol Abuse during Holidays
This month, Mothers Against Drunk Driving began its drunk-driving prevention mission, anchored by the annual Red Ribbon Campaign aimed at making everyone think twice about the life-threatening perils of drinking and driving.Citizens are being asked to...
Driver of the Year: Force Gets the Pick in This Corner
So who should win "Driver of the Year," the annual big award presented by a national association of motor sports journalists. A panel of 10 writers selects the driver. I don't have a vote, but my pick would be John Force of the National Hot Rod Association.There...
Early Shoppers' Motto: Look Now, Buy Later
Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally heralded as opening day of the Christmas shopping season. Television newscasts all over the country will show scenes of packed parking lots at shopping centers.But the coming weekend is overrated on...
East Coast Cities Offer Trail of Treasures for Fans of Poe
IT IS here, just inside the black wrought-iron gate of Baltimore's venerable Westminster Church Burying Ground and Catacombs, the city's oldest cemetery.Visible from the street, just to the right of the bumpy brick path leading down to the shadowy reaches...
Emerson Finds House Service Bittersweet Congressman's Widow `Feels a Little Strange' in His Place
Although she is enjoying the excitement of her new life as a member of Congress, Jo Ann Emerson still feels a gnawing sense of loss. Five months after the death of her husband, longtime Missouri Rep. Bill Emerson, she says replacing him is a "bittersweet"...
`Er' Doctor Turns Killer Anthony Edwards Plays the Lead in Cbs' `in Cold Blood'
HOW's this for something a little different: Anthony Edwards transformed from the lifesaving Dr. Mark Greene of "ER" to a sadistic mass murderer in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood."CBS offers a new version of "In Cold Blood" Sunday and Tuesday with Edw...
Exquisite Portraits by Tobias Wolff
THE NIGHT IN QUESTIONStories by Tobias Wolff206 pages, Knopt, $23 ***** THE ART AND CRAFT of the short story - a scene, an emotion, a moment captured in pinpoint, piercing prose - is on display in nearly every page of Tobias Wolff's "The Night in Question."...
Falwell's University under a Cloud Foreclosure Looms as Bondholders Try to Recover Part of Investment
Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University averted foreclosure this month by making $1.1 million in overdue payments to disgruntled bondholders.But that payment has not stilled the questions surrounding the school's financial health or its ability to repay...
Famous-Barr Travel Dept. Soon to Be a Dead End
SCOOPS DU JOUR: Travel departments in all Famous-Barr stores must vacate by Jan. 31, after 35 years of operations. The leased departments are owned by Minneapolis-based Northwest Travel. . . .Attorney Thomas F. Guilfoil has been named vice chairman of...
FBI Questions Pay for Flood Work Contractor Defends Side Deal with Former Lincoln County Official
Federal investigators are looking into $31,000 that a flood-demolition contractor for Lincoln County paid to the former county official who supervised the project.The case has this unusual element - the husband and wife who own the demolition company...
FDA Resisted Proposals to Test Monsanto Sweetener
Food and Drug Administration officials have for years resisted proposals from government scientists for comprehensive studies of the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame, which 100 million Americans consume as NutraSweet.Between the early 1980s...
Finally, Education Tax Issue Is Settled
The voters said so with their solid re-election mandate, and now the Missouri Supreme Court has said so as well: Gov. Mel Carnahan acted properly by pushing his package of $310 million in tax increases and incentives for educational improvements through...
Former Executive Sues Food Company
The former executive whose undercover tapes helped federal prosecutors snare Archer Daniels Midland Co. in a price-fixing case has sued the company, alleging he was fired in retaliation.Mark Whitacre's suit says that besides firing him, ADM officials...
From Courtesan to Ambassador Gusto, and Malice, in Harriman Bio
REFLECTED GLORYThe Life of Pamela Churchill HarrimanA biography by Sally Bedell Smith 417 pages, Simon & Schuster, $27.50 ***** THE LIFE of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman is the stuff of history at its raciest. She was born in 1920 into a very...
Fuhr Sets Sights on New Contract for Next Season
There have been hints recently that something is amiss in the relationship between the Blues and goalie Grant Fuhr.Like the time he forged ahead and played when he should have been sitting out with a neck injury. Or when he said after a recent game that...
Gaining Ground Ex-Football Star Plans Company Turnaround
One thing is obvious about Franco Harris, the soft-spoken pro football player turned business owner. He's not afraid to take chances.Harris leaped into the bakery business six years ago despite knowing nothing about baking.Now, the former Pittsburgh...
Gamblers Win, Public Loses
The gamblers won a ballot initiative in Arizona, where voters called on the governor to sign a casino deal with Indian tribes - though he gutsily says he won't. And in Detroit, citizens fearful of losing business to a casino in Ontario voted to build...
Genetic Link Found for Some Prostate Cancer
Researchers have found evidence for a genetic link to prostate cancer, showing that people can inherit a tendency for a disease that kills more than 40,000 American men each year.In a coordinated research effort, scientists at the National Institutes...
Gingrich Ok'd Charity Money for TV Shows, Ex-Aide Says
Newt Gingrich approved a plan that directed more than $200,000 from a charity into cable-TV shows he produced in the early 1990s, says the charity's former director, himself later chairman of Gingrich's political action committee.The money came from...
Going Broke
* People in the St. Louis area are filing for bankruptcy at twice the national rate. Gambling, easy credit and the death of shame get the blame.Whether the blame lies with gambling boats, easy credit or an absence of social stigma. St. Louisans are...
Gop Talk of Budget Compromise with Clinton a Ruse, Panetta Says
All the post-election talk of bipartisan cooperation has not convinced White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, who offered a rather gloomy assessment Friday of the chances of a quick budget deal with congressional Republicans.He warned that they may...
Hands-On Creativity Mexican Artist Shows Art of Finger Painting to St. Louis Students
Jose Manuel Millares doesn't have to worry about getting sent to timeout after a messy finger painting session.He's 55.Most people give up finger painting about the time they give up Tommy Tippy cups and Barney. But Millares has spent a lifetime perfecting...
Hard Truths about Soft Money
The White House appears to have done it again. By initially failing to tell the truth, it has turned what might be legal but still questionable behavior into a budding scandal. The subject: contacts between President Bill Clinton, James Riady of Indonesia's...
Hazardous Materials Fly on Airliners
When you board a passenger airplane in the United States, hazardous materials may be checking in with you.Thousands of items - from aerosol sprays to poisons - are classified as dangerous, but allowed in the cargo holds or passenger cabins of jetliners.Passengers,...
Hazelwood C. Stops Mehlville
Even before the kickoff, players from Mehlville and Hazelwood Central high schools looked for an edge as the teams lined up between the 20-yard lines and engaged in a stare-down during the coin toss.Stoic and firm, Central stood linked by hands. On the...
Hijacked Airliner Crashes off Africa at Least 55 Die; "Several' aboard Were Americans
A hijacked Ethiopian airliner carrying 175 people ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday just off a beach on the Comoros Islands, killing at least 55 people. Island residents risked the rough waters of the Indian Ocean to search for victims.At least 54...
Hijacked Airliner Crashes off Africa at Least 55 Die; `Several' aboard Were Americans
An Ethiopian airliner believed to have been hijacked with at least 163 passengers aboard crashed Saturday on the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean apparently after running out of fuel, Radio Comoros reported.The crash killed at least 55 people and...
Hijacked Airliner Crashes off Africa at Least 90 Die; `Several" aboard Were Americans
An Ethiopian airliner believed to have been hijacked carrying at least 175 people, including several Americans, crashed Saturday on the Comoros islands in the Indian Ocean, apparently after running out of fuel, Radio Comoros reported.The crash killed...
Hollywood Ii: Tinseltown Hopes Face-Lift Lures Tourists
IT IS the fabled home of American movie making, a marquee tourist attraction that drifted over the years into an embarrassing stretch of pawn and porn. But now Hollywood, that piece of urban geography beneath the famous hillside sign, is attempting to...
Holmgren-Rams: A Near-Miss Proposition
Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren almost pulled off a St. Louis gridiron double. He is an ex-Cardinals player, albeit briefly, and was almost named Rams head coach in 1992.Holmgren, 48, was a finalist for the Rams job in 1992 before the organization decided...
Hospital Job Is Hazardous to Health
"HARVEST"A novel by Tess Gerritsen (3 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster Audio, $18)When Dr. Abby DiMatteo is invited to begin training with the crack transplant team at prestigious Bayside Hospital in Boston, the young medical resident is overjoyed....
How to Donate
Donations to the 100 NEEDIEST CASES should be mailed to:100 Neediest CasesP.O. Box 955925 St. Louis, Mo. 63195-5925 All money donated goes directly to needy families. All administrative costs of the campaign are absorbed by the sponsors, the Post-Dispatch...
If You Go to Berlin
Getting There: Why not consider a quick trip to do all your Christmas shopping the fun way (bring a big, empty suitcase) and see Berlin, too. Off-season air fares are reasonable. For instance, Delta flies from St. Louis to Atlanta and on to Berlin for...
Illini Spoil Collins' Coaching Debut
Here was Jimmy Collins, age 48 and about to preside over his first collegiate basketball game: He spent the final moments averting his eyes from the other team's warm-up drills."It was hard for me to sleep last night," said Collins, coach of the Uni...
Illinois Can't Send Tepper out a Winner, Falls to Wisconsin
The Lou Tepper era at Illinois officially ended at 3:40 p.m. Saturday.Symbolic of the season, it ended with a whimper, not a win. The 6-5 Wisconsin Badgers and running back Ron Dayne, playing for a bowl berth, rolled over Illinois 35-15. Dayne drubbed...
Increase in Security at U.S. Airports Means Longer Waits for Flyers
REMEMBER the last time the hotel bellhop collected the luggage from your room and whisked it down the freight elevator while you took the guest elevator to the waiting taxi for the airport?Your bags were completely out of your sight for perhaps five...
In Defeat, Ku's Ward Earns Tigers' Respect
After the University of Missouri's 42-25 rout of rival Kansas on Saturday, Tigers free safety DeMontie Cross searched for former Hazelwood East teammate Ronnie Ward.Cross, rejoicing after his last game at MU, was atop the shoulders of a couple of teammates...
Indiana Roughs Up Billikens 70-54
Before Friday, the last time the Billikens ran into a basketball team from the Big Ten Conference, they slinked home from Minnesota with black-and-blue bodies after losing in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Bills vowed to muscle...
In la, Hollywood Lore Abounds in New Museum, Old Studio
A HOLLYWOOD pilgrimage can be a dream buster for film or TV buffs.Mann's Chinese Theater is momentarily fulfilling for fans of faded film glamour, but the surrounding Hollywood streets and their Walk of Fame memorials, except for the all-new Hollywood...
In `Yellow Boat,' Drama Imitates Life
EVERY time the actress who plays her makes her first entrance, Joy Goldberger feels butterflies in her stomach.Vicarious stage fright, she calls it.Even now, four years into "The Yellow Boat," she still can't get over the fact that she has been transformed...
It's OK for Uconn's Kara Wolters to Be the `Big Girl' on Team
Big Girl is the top candidate for national player of the year. Big Girl was the last cut from the U.S. Olympic team. Big Girl's baby hook is the most unstoppable shot in college basketball. And Big Girl is a hoot - breezy and funny and delightful and...
Jesse Jackson Re-Establishing Old Political Turf in Chicago
As Jesse Jackson's black chauffeured Lincoln Town Car pulled up outside Harold Washington College in the Loop, he was immediately greeted with cheers from a mob of students standing on the sidewalk.In the school's multipurpose room, the adoration continued,...
Kansas State Wins despite Cyclone Back's Milestone
Mike Lawrence rushed for a team-record 252 yards as No. 14 Kansas State beat visiting Iowa State 35-20 Saturday despite Troy Davis, who became the first Division I-A player with consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons.Lawrence scored three touchdowns...
Keep the Ball Rolling at 72, Jim Lampson Is Still Welcoming Bowlers to His Legendary Arcade Lanes
This curious place in University City is above a lawn-mower repair shop and appliance store. It's been a walk-up bowling joint since 1944. Before that, it was known as Diane's Ballroom.Signs are everywhere, including this one:NOTICE: 1) Ash trays are...
Killing Has Stopped, but Broken Promises Stall Hope for Peace Former Yugoslavia Appears Permanently Divided
A YEAR AFTER Bosnia's warring parties laid down their arms, they have yet to set aside the ethnic divisions at the heart of their conflict and begin knitting together the civil fabric of genuine peace.As a result, the single, multiethnic Bosnian state...
Kindling Hope
The holidays hold promise for everyone - even in the neighborhoods where there is so much economic and spiritual poverty. A contribution to the 100 NEEDIEST CASES campaign goes a long way toward kindling hope.LET'S take a walk.I'll meet you on a street...
Labor Woes: Disharmony in Symphony Halls
THE rancorous and disruptive strike that shut down the Philadelphia Orchestra ended last week, but another bitter strike continues in Atlanta, and yet another is an imminent possibility in San Francisco. Tensions between management and musicians remain...
Leading the Way Bootheel Town Gets Shot in the Arm from Students and a Dedicated Teacher
Picture a town where high school lockers have no locks, where children walk unsupervised, where a notice of an opening for one of the town's two police officers mentions training preferred but not required.The town is Gideon. It lies 180 miles south...
Looking at Lovis Corinth with New Eyes Mostly Ignored German Painter Could Peer into the Human Soul
Lovis Corinth RetrospectiveWhere: St. Louis Art MuseumWhen: 1:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through Jan. 26 How much: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, $3 children 6-12, free to children under 6 THE story of Samson is both...
L-O-V-E Songs Can Touch the Heart . . . . . . but Not the Ones in the Super Hyped `Luv Collection'
DO love songs act as aphrodisiacs? If you've channel-surfed across the tube lately, you've probably seen commercial spokesman and self-described "love therapist" Dr. Phil White insisting that "love songs are the reason people say `yes.' "White is the...
Lugar's Advice to Clinton: Choose a Strong Foreign Policy Leader
Just before he left on his current trip through the Pacific, President Bill Clinton called Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the Republicans' most respected voice on foreign policy, and solicited his advice on a successor for Warren Christopher as secretary...
Mac Has Enough Cash to Buy a Rival - or Stand Alone
McDonnell Douglas Corp. has enough cash and borrowing power to afford a major acquisition.It also has enough business to afford standing pat.President Harry C. Stonecipher gets to determine which strategy is best for the company and its shareholders....
Mac Looks Overseas for Military Contracts
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is not about to surrender its title as the nation's top military aircraft maker.But its elimination from the race for the Joint Strike Fighter, which could become the biggest defense contract in history, makes international s...
Michigan Blossoms, Kicks Buckeyes out of Title Chase
This time, it seemed Ohio State couldn't lose. This time, the No. 2 Buckeyes would beat No. 21 Michigan, cap a perfect season and head to the Rose Bowl with a shot at the national championship.The Buckeyes' offense forgot to show up, though, and the...
Mind Manners, Leave the Chopped Egg
TODAY'S etiquette topic is: Proper Table (burp) Manners.I have here a letter from Jean Gerdes, who teaches Family and Consumer Science to sixth-graders at the Donegal Middle School in Marietta, Pa. She states:"I would like to ask your help in teaching...
Minimum Wage Vote Didn't Take Craig into Account
IN RETROSPECT, the vote on an increased minimum wage for Missouri came just a couple of weeks too soon.I regret to say that I voted against it, albeit reluctantly. The drumbeat from the opposition got to me.Jobs will be lost! Businesses will move to...
Miss World Pageant Marked by Protests Police in India Police Fire Tear Gas; Miss Greece Wins
Clashes between rock-throwing protesters and police firing tear gas and rubber bullets failed to stop the Miss World pageant Saturday, when Miss Greece Irene Skliva won the crown.Before the pageant finals began, about 1,000 demonstrators denouncing beauty...
Monroe City Dome-Bound after Ot Win
The Monroe City Panthers have had a poster of the Trans World Dome taped to a wall in their weight room all season. Now, they will have a chance to see the building in person.Monroe City defeated John Burroughs 28-21 in overtime in a Missouri Class 2A...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Words To Live By"If you get bored, you have to find a way to alleviate that boredom some way. I never have trouble finding competition."Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls megastar ***** Upon Further Review is here to inform. Our staff wants each reader to...
Moving Out: Rep. Volkmer Is among Those Saying Goodbye to All That
IT CAN BE a melancholy chore, sorting through all the things collected during years of congressional service - especially when the voters turn a lawmaker out of office."I've got 20 years of personal stuff here," groused Rep. Harold L. Volkmer with a...
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