St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 7, 1997

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8 Priests, 3 Nuns Slain after Tutsis Take Area
Eight priests and three nuns, all ethnic Hutus, were massacred in eastern Zaire after it fell to rebel Tutsis, the Vatican newspaper reported Thursday.L'Osservatore Romano said few details were available about the killings Feb. 25 in Kalima, but one...
Ad Agency Wants to Scale Down, but Stay D'arcy Is Looking for New - but Shorter - Space Downtown
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles is looking for new digs out of a high rise - but not out of downtown.The advertising agency, one of the largest downtown, occupies 11 floors at One Memorial Drive, with a view of the Gateway Arch. The same building is home...
A Few Ins and Outs on Mayoral Primary
THE REAL ELECTION RESULTS: Although there remains the formality of the general election April 1, Tuesday's Democratic primary has likely ushered in an era of new preferences on the second floor of City Hall:OUT: IN:Urban Heritage...
Albanian Leaders Agree to a Cooling-Off Period
Seeking to stop Albania's armed revolt from sliding into full-fledged civil war, President Sali Berisha and opposition leaders agreed Thursday that the armed forces would not conduct any attacks for 48 hours.A statement issued by Berisha and 10 partiesf...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Our cat is always licking us. If he can't find one of our hands or arms, he will lick our clothes. It can be very messy. Is this normal?Some cats get quite carried away playing "care giver." That's what your cat is doing - showering you...
Annexing of Property near Page Extension Is Coming City's Way
The St. Charles City Council is poised finally to achieve a foothold on commercial property near the Page Avenue extension, something members have sought for almost two years.Doyle Walker represented his wife, Barbara, and three other families when he...
Arbitrator Rules for Firefighter
A Caseyville volunteer firefighter was on duty and covered by the department's insurance when he slipped on the wet front steps of his home while answering an emergency call, a labor arbitrator ruled in a benchmark case.The Travelers/Aetna Insurance...
Banks Look into Thumb-Print Identification Program Intended to Frighten Criminals Off
Cashing a check may soon require your thumb print as well as your signature.The Missouri Bankers Association is urging banks to require thumb prints on checks cashed by people who aren't customers of the bank.Some banks are also requiring a thumb print...
Basketball Fans Here Flooded with Emotion Some Will Head Back to Inundated Homes
With her favorite college basketball team making an early exit Thursday from the Conference USA Tournament here, University of Louisville fan Brenda Hazlett may return home sooner than she'd planned.She isn't looking forward to it.Many residents of her...
Belleville Police Chief Clears Officers in Harassment Inquiry, Says NAACP
An NAACP officer said Thursday that the Belleville police chief had upheld his officers after an internal investigation of complaints that black motorists were being harassed.Chief David Brauer met Friday morning with Johnny Scott, president of the East...
Blues Say Pay-per-View out and Kplr Back In
The Blues, who have adopted a "fan friendly" approach since a shakeup of management in December, announced two moves Thursday that will make telecasts available to more people.Pay-television has been put on ice for this spring's playoffs. And the team...
Blues Send Casey to Worcester for Conditioning
Jon Casey, the Blues' once-a-month backup goalie, will play more than once this month.But - barring an injury to Grant Fuhr - it won't be with the Blues.The Blues on Thursday sent the veteran goalie to their American Hockey League affiliate in Worcester,...
Bondra Snaps out of Slump with 4 Goals
Peter Bondra ended his slump with four goals, and Joe Juneau added four assists to help Washington trounce visiting Colorado 6-3 on Thursday night.Bondra had been scoreless in the past six games but came to life against the defending Stanley Cup champions,...
Briefs
UNITED WAYBusinessman To Lead Black Giving InitiativeSt. Louis businessman David Price again will head the African-American Leadership Giving Initiative of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Last year, under Price's chairmanship, the two-year-old initiative...
Briefs
EDWARDSVILLENew Postmaster On Scent Of Errant Support ChecksA new postmaster took the oath of duty in Edwardsville Thursday, then began a search for about 75 child-support and alimony checks from Madison County that were believed to be lost in the mail....
Briefs
THE NATIONNORTH CAROLINARacist Gets Life Term For Double Murder A racist former paratrooper who gunned down a black couple on the street was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole after a lone juror held out against the death penalty. Under...
Briefs Missouri Capital
LOBBYISTSSenator Withdraws Bill To Limit GiftsLegislation limiting gifts from lobbyists stalled in the Senate on Thursday. Sen. Joe Maxwell, D-Mexico, shelved his bill (SB239) after the Senate took out the proposed limits. Maxwell wanted to cap gifts...
Budding Tycoon Inventor, 11, Unfazed by Splash of Success
Like most boys in the fifth grade, Richie Stachowski hates homework, loves sports and blushes when his mother teases him about girls.It's not until Richie hands you his business card that he seems a little different from the typical 11-year-old.Just...
Casting Call Who Would You Pick for Leading Roles in Movie Versions of Old-Time TV Shows?
WHO should play the evil Dr. Smith?For months, this was all fans of "Lost in Space" talked about when they heard the 1960s TV show was being made into a film.They debated it on the Internet, wrote letters to the movie's producers, campaigned for their...
CBC Pounds Vikings Early, Holds off Surge
CBC's big guns were just a little too much for the Francis Howell High Vikings Wednesday evening.St. Louis University recruits Larry Hughes and Justin Tatum combined for 18 of their team's 20 field goals and finished with 23 points apiece as the Cadets...
Challenger Information Sold to Houston's Jones Systems
A descendant of a bookkeeping system developed for farm equipment dealers - is being sold to Jones Business Systems Inc. of Houston.Terms were not disclosed.The Challenger system of software and hardware was developed by the National American Equipment...
Chicago Overwhelms Ailing Spurs by 42 Points
Scottie Pippen scored 19 points, and the Chicago Bulls needed neither Dennis Rodman nor a big game from Michael Jordan to defeat the dreadful and decimated San Antonio Spurs 111-69 Wednesday night.The game was televised nationally by TBS, which no doubt...
Child's Play Alcohol, Tobacco Firms Target Youths on Net, Critics Charge
If cyberspace has become an after-school playground, parents may be surprised at some of the characters lurking there.Take J.C. Roadhog, the cartoonish rodent star of an on-line game who races through a desert littered with empty tequila bottles bearing...
Church Notes
Sisters Holding SaleA variety of items, including luggage, furniture and records, will be on sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood Motherhouse, 204 North Main Street, O'Fallon. The sale will be in the gym building...
Cincy Draws, Then Quarters, Billikens 71-43 Bearcats Trample Slu Dream, Roll into Semifinal
An unsettling thing happened to the Billikens en route to their own little Fantasy Island, their dream of miraculously winning this week's Conference USA Tournament at Kiel Center.The Cincinnati Bearcats showed up.They walked into Kiel on Thursday night...
City's Taking Helpful Steps toward Trail
Cottleville officials are showing their support for a Mid Rivers bike and pedestrian trail that might eventually run through their city. Cottleville is taking additional measures to support the trail after adopting a resolution last month supporting...
Clark Begins Television Ads, Takes Swipe at Rival Harmon
Saying she had no time to waste, independent mayoral candidate Marit Clark on Thursday fired the first rounds in the city's general-election campaign.She launched her television ads, with a few barbs at Democratic nominee Clarence Harmon.Harmon is holding...
Clinton Forfeited Drug Credibility
In retrospect, that one marijuana cigarette Bill Clinton famously did not inhale has cost America plenty. It left the president with the unfortunate image of being some sort of 1960-era liberal, and it left the country with a drug policy that Clinton...
Committee Postpones Decision on Recount Two Democratic Candidates Contest Election
It will be at least a month before a legislative committee decides whether Southern Illinois college professor Barb Brown and another Democratic candidate for the state Senate will get full recounts from last November's elections.A special legislative...
Cryin' in Their Beer for the Dead
BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERSAmerican Theatre, Friday, Feb. 28LEST the pundits think that angry "alternative" music has a monopoly on the hearts and wallets of young white consumers, Big Head Todd & The Monsters played a set of unthreatening neo-hippie...
C-USA Stunners: NC-Charlotte, UAB Prevail Louisville Tumbles 64-60 after Losing 14-Point Lead
There has been a lot of talk about the NCAA Tournament around the North Carolina-Charlotte campus this season.Talk about the 20th anniversary of NC-Charlotte's trip to the 1977 Final Four. Talk about whether this season's 49ers, who brought a 19-7 r...
Detour Revision on Research Park Overpass Offered
The Missouri Department of Transportation is offering a revised plan for an overpass from the Missouri Research Park to the North Outer Road along Highway 40-61, near Highway 94.The plan establishes a new road with a stoplight linking the overpass to...
Election Challenge Is Expected E. St. Louis Councilwoman Alleges Fraud
East St. Louis City Councilwoman Karen Cason, who was defeated in last week's primary election in East St. Louis, is expected today to contest the election, alleging fraud.The election already is under investigation by State's Attorney Robert Haida and...
Ex-Belleville Police Chief Drops Libel Suit
Robert Hurst, the former police chief in Belleville, has agreed that he cannot sue a woman for libel because of her report to police that he raped her - even though evidence supports his claim of innocence.Hurst agreed last week to drop his libel suit...
Fat Country U.S. Has a Growing Problem with Weight, Agency Reports
Americans are fatter now than at any time since the government began keeping track in the 1960s.And here's one reason: Life is getting too soft. "You don't even have to lift your own garage door anymore," said Richard Troiano, an epidemiologist with...
Father-Son Game a Dose of Joy for Ailing Gloria Bell
Gloria Bell, mother of Cardinals infielder David Bell and wife of Detroit Tigers manager Buddy Bell, must have been amused Thursday to find out that her son was hit by a pitch the first time he batted against a team managed by his father.The laugh would...
Feminist Theorists Use Junk Science
The Independent Women's Forum, custodian of sanity on all matters affecting women - that is, on life - held a conference last month to examine a hot topic: "Women's Health, Law and the Junking of Science."The orthodox view on the medical establishment's...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Two generating units have been running. Bass: Anglers are catching quite a few small fish, along with a few crappie, from the hot water outlets. Bluegill: Slow from the north levee. Bass: Fair for mostly small fish at the hot water bridge...
From Real Jungle to the Urban One
"JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE""Rating: PG, father and son in loincloths, adult situations.Running time: 1:51. TIM ALLEN may be turning into the Chevy Chase of the '90s. A likable guy with unobjectionable looks, good comic timing, and not much acting ability. What...
Get Diploma, Hoops Star Tells Crowd
William Gates has a warning for all young NBA wannabes: Hoop dreams should include grabbing a college diploma, not just a basketball.Gates, 25, whose failed effort to land in the NBA was chronicled in the award-winning documentary "Hoop Dreams," brought...
Gingrich Defends House's Slow Start Speaker Says Republicans to Be Active in Forming a New Agenda
Speaker Newt Gingrich defended on Thursday the House's slow start this year and produced a new list of GOP priorities."It does not include everything we will do, but it does give you a very strong sense of the direction we will go in," the speaker said...
Gingrich Defends Slow Start, Says House Gop to Be Active
Speaker Newt Gingrich defended on Thursday the House's slow start this year and produced a new list of GOP priorities."It does not include everything we will do, but it does give you a very strong sense of the direction we will go in," the speaker said...
Groups' Lives, Music Move to Christian Contemporary
Two area music groups have crossed the line from performing country music in smoke-filled bars to singing the praises of the Lord from the altar. Through their original lyrics and individual testimonies, The Collins Family of Moscow Mills and In His...
Hafer Sparks Missouri with Gonzo Basketball
As if the twinge of soreness in his shoulder, the nonexistent range of motion in his left wrist and the reaggravated bruise on his right hip weren't enough to slow Mizzou guard Jeff Hafer, Thursday he had to deal with . . . the sniffles.Despite his stuffy...
Harmon Backers Made Smart Money Look Plenty Dumb
"This is a clear message that Smart Money and conventional wisdom aren't worth a plugged nickel."SO SAID Clarence Harmon in his victory speech Tuesday night.It was, I'm afraid, a bad way to start the general election campaign. Not only did it show a...
Harris Bows out by Fouling Out
The end for Jeff Harris came not with a whimper or a shout, but the shrill tweet of a referee's whistle.Harris, the heart and soul and laughter of St. Louis University's basketball team this season, picked up his fifth foul with 10 minutes 24 seconds...
`Heroes' for Mental Health Honored at Annual Dinner
Five individuals and one agency that have contributed to mental health services in St. Charles County were honored at a dinner at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center.The Crider Center for Mental Health, with headquarters in Wentzville, selected the...
Honeycutt Bruised Twice on Scorching Comebacker
Rick Honeycutt saw his life pass before him Thursday morning and, since he is the oldest player in the major leagues at 42 , that was quite a sight.Honeycutt, who has had elbow problems this spring, was pitching his first batting practice session Thursday....
Horror in the Classroom as Buffy Battles Vampires
`Buffy the Vampire Slayer'When: 7 p.m. MondayWhere: Channel 11 ***** GOING to high school can be a terrifying experience. You have to endure snobby cliques and severe peer pressure. To make matters worse, you often feel too fat, awkward or geeky to ever...
Hotel-Casino Stocks Look Good to Growth Investors
Even though some pundits and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan consider the stock market a roll of the dice these days, an increasing number of investors are willing to wager on hotel-casino stocks.It's a high-stakes game of deal-making that features...
House Oks College Tax Credits Missouri Students Could Get $1,500 Break
The House approved a tax cut program Thursday that would provide $1,500 in annual state income tax credits to help pay for the cost of a college education.Rep. May Scheve, D-Affton, sponsored the bill. Scheve, 32, said she was still paying off student...
How to Reform Msd
A special committee asked to study the problems of the Metropolitan Sewer District is close to a recommendation. Though nothing final has been decided, the committee is contemplating a proposal that is overly ambitious and unnecessarily complex.That...
Illini Fend off Suddenly Potent Ohio State
For a time Wednesday, Illinois faced Kansas, Minnesota, Utah and South Carolina all rolled up into one.That frightening amalgamation came in the exceedingly unlikely form of the Ohio State Buckeyes, heretofore fast faders as the Big Ten Conference b...
Illinois Is Trying to Get a Jump on Raging Ohio
Up next, Illinois.After swamping four states on its wild ride to the Mississippi, the Ohio River continues to flow toward a final showdown in Southern Illinois.On Thursday, authorities in Pulaski and Gallatin counties fought minor skirmishes with the...
Income Picture for Farmers Expected to Improve in '99
Farmers are in for an income setback this year and next, but rebounding prices should give them a boost in 1999 and beyond, a farm research group based at the University of Missouri reported to Congress Thursday."In the long term, net farm income looks...
Injured Again, Jackson Mulls Idea of Retiring
Danny Jackson is hurt . . . again. This time, though, he's wondering if it might be time to call it a career.The lefthander, who has been virtually useless in his first two seasons with the Cardinals as he recovered from thyroid cancer one year and then...
In Michigan, Clinton Renews Call for Standardized School Exams
President Bill Clinton turned up the pressure for standardized school exams Thursday with a promise to create a climate in which "no one can say no" to testing the nation's schoolchildren.Addressing Michigan's lawmakers as the guest of Gov. John Engler,...
In the Hunt: Trojanettes Oust Lady Jays, to Face Champs
Nicole Lindsey can be her own worst enemy on the basketball court."Nicole gets frustrated when she makes mistakes and doesn't play as well as she knows she's capable," Troy Buchanan High girls basketball coach Renee Bishop said of her talented sophomore....
Israeli Cabinet Agrees to West Bank Pullout
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won Cabinet approval early today for a plan to withdraw Israeli troops from 9 percent of the West Bank, signaling that the peace process remains on track.The pullout - the first phase in a three-stage withdrawal to be...
It's Official: `Ellen' Comes out of Closet Next Month
ABC, determined to stay out of the three-network cellar this season, has announced that the "Ellen" episode in which star Ellen DeGeneres comes out of the closet will air April 30, the seventh night of the May ratings sweeps.The episode is being taped...
`Kaleidoscope' of Issues in Cable Program
With an angry shout, Juston Parton slammed Mark Schillinger against the lockers at Fort Zumwalt North High School. Then the two students, both 17, fell to the floor, swinging fists as others tried to separate them.When it was over, Parton and Schillinger,...
Kids Who Can Call Collect Are Able to Phone Home
Dear Abby: Please advise all parents to take time RIGHT NOW to show their children how to place a collect call from a pay phone.Our 9-year-old son attended his school basketball game and was to have been brought home by his coach. Well, the coach forgot...
Killer's Sentence Leaves Victim's Family Upset
THE BOOK was closed last week in the case of Reginald Jamont Wilson.Readers may remember Reggie's case. I wrote about the 16-year-old's murder more than a year ago. His body was found on a vacant lot in the 5000 block of Wren Avenue, in the city's Walnut...
Lafayette Had Vashon on the Run before Wolverines Applied Breaks
Who could blame Lafayette High basketball coach Dave Porter if he muttered to himself after his team's 62-59 overtime loss Wednesday to Vashon.Lafayette made three runs against Vashon in the Missouri Class 4A sectional at Florissant Valley.The last came...
Library Notes
Peanut Story/CraftEnjoy nutty stories and bring home a tasty treat for the birds from this program at 7 p.m. March 17 for grades 1 to 3 at the Kisker Road Library. To register, call 447-7323 after March 10.It's The Berries Storytime A storytime will...
Luechtefeld Earns His Mettle
It happens to almost everybody at some point in life. A bleak task, a ridiculous challenge, a long shot bid or a quixotic quest confronts us all at one time.Do we take it on or duck away?Do we plow forth bravely or sulk about our predicament? St. Louis...
Marquette Sends Finch out with Loss
The Larry Finch Farewell Tour had a one-game run.With a solitary fan yelling, "We love you, Larry," Finch's Memphis Tigers were elbowed out of the Conference USA quarterfinals Thursday at Kiel Center.Marquette said bon voyage to Finch with a 63-45 victory....
Missouri River Flooding Likely, U.S. Official Says
Flooding appears likely along parts of the Missouri River in Kansas and Missouri, and people in low-lying areas should be concerned, says a federal disaster official.The chance of flooding on the river is more than 50-50, said Federal Emergency Management...
More Horror Stories of Love on the Internet
Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to "California Heartbreak," who said his wife of 18 years left him for a man she met on the Internet. Sister, can I relate to that! My ex-husband did the same thing to me, literally - he left me for a man.We had...
Moses, Meditations: Small Crowd
PABLO MOSES/THE MEDITATIONSMississippi Nights, Tuesday, March 4IN the late '80s, the presence of but one half of the potent reggae double bill of Pablo Moses and The Meditations would have been enough to sell out Mississippi Nights. Then again, two-thirds...
Murder Suspect Is Back in Jail Man, 19, Was No-Show at Trial
On the lam since Feb. 10 when he failed to show up for trial, murder suspect Tyran Hall is back in the St. Clair County Jail in Belleville.Hall, 19, was arrested about 8 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment in Berkeley.U.S. Marshal Terry Delaney said members...
Neurologist Says Man in Wrecks Had Seizure Doctor Backs Suspect in Two Traffic Deaths
A neurologist said Thursday that Djuan Estelle-Brock was suffering from a seizure and was unaware as his Chevy Blazer struck two cars and a van and killed two people in September 1995 near the Galleria.The neurologist, Dr. John Miller, is director of...
New Dates Announced for Bowling Leagues at St. Charles Lanes
The dates for the spring age 50-plus bowling leagues at St. Charles Lanes have been changed.St. Charles Lanes is at 2187 First Capitol Drive.The 12-week program promises plenty of opportunity for exercise and socialization. No bowling experience is needed....
New Housing Affirms Israel's Intent to Keep Its Capital Whole
Palestinian Arabs are calling on the world to stop Israel from building houses for Israelis inside the city limits of Jerusalem.That presents in the starkest of terms the Palestinian claim to sovereignty over part of what Israel dares to consider its...
New Panel Will Try to Help NAACP Settle School Desegregation Case
A panel of community leaders and parents has been organized to assist the NAACP in negotiating a settlement of the city's school desegregation court case.Dr. James A. DeClue, chairman of the Education Committee of the local branch of the National Association...
Newspaper Spells out Gingrich Fund Raising
House Speaker Newt Gingrich once courted wealthy campaign donors on the White House grounds and at two foreign embassies - and promised access to his office, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.The newspaper said donors to GOPAC, Gingrich's...
New Thaad Missile Misses Target for Fourth Time
In a setback for a high-priority Pentagon missile defense project, a Thaad interceptor launched Thursday from a test range in New Mexico failed to hit its target.It was the fourth miss in four tests, dating back to December 1995.Lt. Col. Rick Lehner,...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Saturday The Village of New Melle Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. at the Village Office, New Melle Community Club, Highway Z, New Melle. Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...
Norman's New Swing Nets 66, 2nd Place
Greg Norman unveiled his rebuilt swing and shot a solid 6-under-par 66 in his first PGA Tour event of the year, 1 stroke behind leader Skip Kendall after one round of the Doral-Ryder Open in Miami.Norman, who hasn't won a tour event since taking this...
Now, Back to Live Action at the American
LIVE/FUN LOVING CRIMINALSAmerican Theatre, Monday, March 3THERE are two Lives - the one that, like any hack actor, can fly into fits of rage and cry real tears on cue - and the sincere Live that explodes with a passion unmatched by its angst-ridden alternative...
Ohio River Spreads Devastation Flooding Affects Tens of Thousands of Victims in Four States
Bear, a black Labrador-collie mix, prowled the high ground in view of his master's house, whining as he saw the murky brown water lapping near the second-story windows."He runs back and forth. He wants to go home. He just can't figure out how. . . ....
Ohio River, Tributaries Spread Devastation through 4 States
Gladys Wallace lived through Falmouth's flood in 1964, and now she has lived through the flood of '97. But this will be the last time.Now this 72-year-old grandmother wants out. "Enough is enough. I can't go through this any more," Wallace said Thursday.She...
Oracle, Intel Slip; Oils in 3-Day Advance
Stocks fell for a fifth time in seven days Thursday as Oracle Corp. and Intel Corp. retreated on concern that software and semiconductor companies' profits may not rise as fast as expected this year.Oracle, up 48 percent last year, slumped 3 3/16 to...
Ortwerth Calls for Air Board in County 7 on Panel Would Focus on Future of Airports
The future of airports in St. Charles County would be the focus of an aviation board being proposed by County Executive Joe Ortwerth.A bill to form a seven-member county aviation board will be introduced at Monday night's meeting of the County Council.If...
Panel Votes to Strip Mexico's Drug Status
A House committee voted Thursday to overturn President Bill Clinton's certification that Mexico is fully cooperating in the battle against drugs."Not only are we changing Mexico's grade, we are also sending a message to this administration that its international...
Pat Boone Sticks to What He Knows
PAT BOONERickman AuditoriumSaturday, March 1NO leather, no tattoos, no earrings, no chains. Bummer. No Zep, no Judas Priest, no Deep Purple. Double bummer. What Pat Boone did bring to the Rickman was one heck of a fringed white suit with the stars and...
People
So you've got a guy whose name is P-nut, and his dream is a date with sultry singer TONI BRAXTON. Here's his pickup line, Braxton recalls:"I know you got a lot of money and all, but I'd like to take you out to dinner. You have to make sure it's after...
Peru Rebels Say Police Were Digging Tunnel Authorities Silent on Claims of Hostage-Rescue Plan
Rebels holding 72 hostages in the Japanese ambassador's residence called off peace talks scheduled for today. They said the government has been secretly digging a tunnel under the complex.The hostage-takers began hearing noises three days ago, and they...
Peter Greenaway: Just Too Much of a Good Thing
"THE BABY OF MACON"No MPAA rating.Running time: 1:57 BRITISH director Peter Greenaway never shies away from controversial images of the bizarre, the grotesque and the macabre; on the whole, the trait has served him well. Unfortunately, his 1993 release,...
Police Ask for Help from Victims in Child Porn Case
Police want parents in Peoria to consider a nightmare: whether their children might be among the dozens of boys found on pornographic videotapes found at the home of a former youth worker.Authorities have identified 32 boys ranging from 9 to 15 years...
Police Clear Jonbenet's Half-Siblings of Suspicion
JonBenet Ramsey's half brother and half sister were ruled out Thursday as suspects in her slaying.John Andrew Ramsey, 20, and Melinda Ramsey, 25, "are being publicly cleared of involvement to relieve them of stress caused by inappropriate speculation,"...
Police Clear Jonbenet's Half-Siblings of Suspicion They Are First Family Members Authorities Have Exonerated
JonBenet Ramsey's half brother and half sister were ruled out Thursday as suspects in her slaying.John Andrew Ramsey, 20, and Melinda Ramsey, 25, "are being publicly cleared of involvement to relieve them of stress caused by inappropriate speculation,"...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Howard Gilliam, 22, of the 8200 block of Page Boulevard, was fatally shot about 2:30 a.m. on the parking lot of a gas station...
President of Blues Taking over Kiel Team Wants the Site More Hockey-Oriented
The slow-motion shake-up of management at the St. Louis Blues continued this week, as new Blues President Mark Sauer took over management of the Kiel Center.Clark Enterprises, which owns both Kiel and the Blues, has decided to merge the two. Clark, formerly...
Question Raised of `Undue Influence' on Will
Q: My father died a few years ago. In his will, he left everything to his third wife, but upon her death, everything was to go to my two daughters. I don't have a copy of the will. I do know that he wasn't very coherent during his last year, and I think...
Rams Take Long Look at New Deep-Snapper
From punter to place-kicker to long snapper, Rams special teams coach Frank Gansz is leaving no stone unturned in shaping up his unit.On Thursday, unrestricted free agent Jeff Zgonina (pronounced Ska-KNEE-na) paid a visit to Rams Park. Zgonina is a defensive...
Report: Fresno State Probed about Point-Shaving Rumors
Rumors of Fresno State basketball players shaving points this season have prompted college and law enforcement authorities to investigate, The Fresno Bee reported Thursday.But coach Jerry Tarkanian said there was no truth to the rumors and that the investigations...
Rice Drops Home 48 as Hornets Top Celts
Glen Rice scored a franchise-record 48 points, and Anthony Mason had his second successive triple-double as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Boston Celtics 122-121 in overtime on Thursday night.Tony Smith's layup off an assist from Mason with 39.5...
Rights Safe in Airport Screening, FAA Says Minorities Won't Get Scrutiny, Agency Says
The passenger profiling system the FAA is developing to combat air terrorism will contain no reference to race, religion or national origin and won't intentionally single out minorities for closer scrutiny, the agency said Thursday.Officials will ensure...
Roy Takes Montreal in Return
Goaltender Patrick Roy made a triumphant return to the city he once ruled as the Colorado Avalanche scored four second-period goals to beat the Montreal Canadiens 7-3 Wednesday night.Roy was alternately cheered and booed at the Molson Centre. By the...
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