St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 18, 1994

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Baseball Players Look over Owners' Proposal
Striking baseball players received a 102-page contract proposal from owners Thursday that calls for a "tax" on revenues and payrolls. It was management's first new offer since June 14.In a windowless conference room at a hotel near Dulles airport, the...
Big Hit: High School Player in California Wins Lottery
California's newest millionaire had more important things on his mind last week than turning in his winning lottery ticket. Terry Dill, a high school senior, had a football game to prepare for.An hour after being awakened by the news that his "quick...
Briefs
WorldHAITIAristide Picks New Chief Of Army To Replace CedrasHaitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appointed a new army commander Thursday, hoping to succeed this time in subordinating Haiti's armed forces to civilian rule.The last military chief Aristide...
Briefs
WASHINGTON Missouri Christmas Tree Will Adorn White House For the first time, a Missouri Christmas tree will grace the White House.</P><P>Tree grower Myron Schmitt of Liberty won the honor of supplying the official Christmas tree for...
Briefs
WorldHAITIAristide Picks New Chief Of Army To Replace CedrasHaitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appointed a new army commander Thursday, hoping to succeed this time in subordinating Haiti's aremd forces to civilian rule.The last military chief Aristide...
Bullets Fall, but Howard Set to Join Club
The Washington Bullets signed top draft pick Juwan Howard to a multiyear contract Thursday - the same day former Michigan teammate Chris Webber was traded to the team.Howard, the No. 5 pick in last June's National Basketball Association draft, reportedly...
Bullets Sign Top Draft Pick; Howard, Webber Reunited
The Washington Bullets signed top draft pick Juwan Howard to a multiyear contract Thursday - the same day former Michigan teammate Chris Webber was traded to the team.Howard, the No. 5 pick in last June's NBA draft, reportedly was asking for $24 million...
Carolina Brews Up a $30 Million Deal with Beer Company
Miller Brewing Co. has signed a 10-year deal with the Carolina Panthers in what is being called the richest team sponsorship in National Football League history.Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but a person familiar with it told The Charlotte...
Catholic Bishops Condemn New Immigration Policy
Catholic bishops from across the country asked Americans on Thursday to put back the welcome mat for immigrants.The bishops approved a strongly worded statement criticizing Proposition 187, the new California law that will deny services to undocumented...
Church Notes
Mass With Rigali</P><P>Archbishop Justin F. Rigali will be in St. Charles Monday morning (for a program sponsored by the St. Charles Catholic Business & Professional Association. He will celebrate Mass at 7 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo...
Circuit Judge Halts Murder Trial When Youth Refuses to Testify
As much action took place outside the courtroom as inside Thursday in the trial of two young men accused of murdering a bank employee shot in a robbery near the Cochran Gardens public housing complex.And the day ended with a question mark when one of...
City Rejects Proposal to Turn Children's Building into Hotel but Drury Is Still Interested in Downtown Site
Following signals from City Hall, St. Louis development officials have tossed out Charles Drury's proposal to renovate the Children's Building downtown into a hotel.The next step: a study, lasting perhaps into spring, on what the city should do with...
Clinton Could Back Moment of Silence Scripted School Prayer Remains Off-Limits
The administration of President Bill Clinton is leaning toward legislation allowing a moment of silence in schools, rather than a constitutional amendment authorizing organized prayer, a top White House lawyer said Thursday."The president has long supported...
Clinton Warned to Alter Course Voters Spoke to Him, Not Gop, Say Advisers
Armed with evidence that independent voters equate President Bill Clinton with big government, Clinton's colleagues in the Democratic Leadership Council warned Thursday that he better change his ways or prepare for retirement."This election said the...
Coming Home from Haiti
Is Sen. Bob Dole, the Senate majority leader in waiting, out to sabotage the Clinton administration's success in Haiti? That would certainly be the outcome of his plan to bring home U.S. troops by Thanksgiving. While all Americans look forward to the...
Crown Cable Close to Giving Prime Number on Its Dial
The area's largest cable system is on the verge of going Prime time.It's possible that Crown Cable will have Prime Sports Midwest on line before the end of the year. Prime is a regional cable system that is available in seven states. It has a contract...
Delinquency Lands Home in Hot Water State Investigates Echo after Thefts, Arson
ECHO, the Emergency Children's Home at 3033 North Euclid Avenue, has experienced a troubling series of incidents this month. Among them:A girl set another girl's clothes on fire in a fit of anger. The blaze destroyed a two-bed unit in the eight-bed dormitory.Later...
Ex-Indian Gets Naia Honor for Mo. Valley
Daryl Ray, a Wentzville High graduate, was named the NAIA Division II Offensive Football Player of the Week for his efforts last weekend.A 5-foot-6, 165-pound junior running back at Missouri Valley College, Ray gained 163 yards on 15 carries and scored...
Fellowship's Call: Y'all Come for Dinner
The Jones family table will be set for 250 on Thanksgiving Day. There will be turkey with all the trimmings, yellow and green streamers hanging from the ceiling and Indian corn and pine cone decorations from one end of the table to the other. And there...
Folky Freedy Johnston Winning Fans as Pop Songwriter
FREEDY JOHNSTON is not the character in his hit song "Bad Reputation." Although he admits some similarities exist, Johnston's reputation, based largely on the songwriting on his Elektra release "This Perfect World," couldn't be better.Nearly, but not...
Forest Park Drops Wrestling Program but St. Louis Open Still Draws Top Collegians
For the next two days, some of the nation's best college wrestlers will descend on Forest Park Community College for the 26th annual St. Louis Open.This is one of the most prestigious college wrestling tournaments in the nation, drawing national champions...
Frustrated Parents Criticize State School
Parents say more attention is being paid to the grounds of Hubert Wheeler State School for the Handicapped than to the needs of the children at the school. The parents vented their frustration at a meeting Thursday night, where they also discussed the...
GATT and Tax Cuts Don't Mix
This is not the time for Republican euphoria. It is a time for self-reflection. During the Reagan years, an unfortunate mix of conflicting policies put our once great and powerful country $4 trillion in debt. People will debate whose fault it was. But...
Gebel-Williams Is Back and Still Awe-Inspiring
IN A MARVELOUS blend of new and old, debuts and returns, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus arrived in St. Louis for its first presentation on Wednesday. Celebrating 200 years of circus in America, it was also the first time any circus has...
Generations in Space Kirk and Picard Will Boldly Trek into 24th Century in New Film
The ad line for "Star Trek Generations" reads simply: "BOLDLY GO."In many ways Paramount Pictures has done just that, putting together a movie that attempts to do the near impossible: Merge part of the original cast from the legendary television series,...
Gertrude Bernoudy's Art Fetches Cool $6.7 Million
COUNTDOWN: The art collection of the late Gertrude Bernoudy fetched $6.7 million at Christie's in Gotham. . . .Have you seen the latest series of commercials for the personal injury law office of Cofman & Townsley? The spin at the end of the commercials...
Girl, 12, Is Heart of Mix of Tenderness, Violence
"THE PROFESSIONAL" Rating: R, violence, language. Running time: 1:49. LIKE LUC BESSON'S best known feature, "La Femme Nikita," his first American movie is an odd and often intriguing mixture of violence and gentleness, of innocence and cynicism,...
Gop Vows to Reconsider Labor, School Programs Republican Aims to Cut Education Funds
Republicans will review every federal education and labor-related program to see if they should be retained, revised or ended, the incoming chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee said Thursday.Rep. Bill Goodling of Pennsylvania, who will...
Harry Caray in Chicago Hospital, Condition Reportedly Not Serious
Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray was in the hospital in Chicago Thursday undergoing tests for a possible bladder infection.Caray, 77, requested that no details of his hospitalization be released, including his condition, said Marilyn Soglin, a spokeswoman...
Heart's Mitral Valve Has Key Function in Blood Flow
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am told I have mitral stenosis and need surgery. What will be done? Should I have a second opinion, even a third one, before going ahead with surgery? Can you tell me anything more about this problem?The mitral valve is a key heart...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: The other day I went to a fast-food restaurant. I was on crutches, and getting out of my car was not an easy chore.I slowly made my way to the dining-area door, and when I tried to get it open, found that it was locked. Finally, someone...
Holiday Lights Ready to Glow
The holiday season unofficially gets under way here today when St. Louis and 34 other communities simultaneously switch on millions of lights.The lights will illuminate Kiener Plaza and the Gateway Mall downtown, the County Government Plaza in Clayton...
Hoover Club Extends Its Reach
The Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club has hit upon an idea that certainly deserves attention for the innovative way it will deliver needed services to youngsters. The club sees itself as a great place for kids. But what of those kids who, due to lack...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. DON'T MISS Foghat, Mississippi Nights, Tuesday, Nov. 22Once upon a time, bands such as Foghat...
Hot Wings Back on Menu for Ambush
All last season and during the playoffs the year before, the Ambush fattened on Wings, Wichita Wings.The Ambush reeled off eight consecutive victories over their Kansas cousins from the spring of 1993 to the spring of '94.But the feast ended Oct. 22...
Howell North Making First Final Four Appearance
It may have been the finest hour in Francis Howell North High soccer history. And coach Vince Nowak couldn't even savor it."To be honest, when I woke up Sunday morning, my first thought was about what we needed to do to prepare for Rockhurst," said Nowak,...
H.R. Lineback Dies; Collector of Important Musical Scores
Harold R. Lineback, who quietly amassed a world-class collection of classical music memorabilia, died Wednesday (Nov. 16, 1994) at his home in Town and Country. He was 82 and had been suffering from cancer.Scholars of musical history knew Mr. Lineback...
Inner Strength Billikens' Barentine Is Proud to Say He Came Up Hard Way
Ask young basketball players to name their favorite athlete, and you'll find plenty of admiration for Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan.Those guys didn't walk Sekeue Barentine's neighborhood in Texarkana, Texas. Their flash doesn't do much for the St....
Ireland's Prime Minister Resigns Fragile Coalition Was Crumbling
WEEKS AFTER being hailed for helping to bring about an IRA cease-fire, Prime Minister Albert Reynolds resigned Thursday over his appointment of a judge accused of mishandling a sex-abuse case."In life . . . you can't win them all," a grim-looking Reynolds...
It's Captains Courageous, Archvillains Outrageous
"STAR TREK GENERATIONS" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:58. PARAMOUNT has "made it so."</P><P>With director David Carson at the helm, Gene Roddenberry hovering in the great beyond and the two captains strutting their stuff, "Generations"...
Japanese Guest Brings along Nude Bathing Custom
Dear Ann Landers: A 16-year-old Japanese girl from Tokyo will be staying with us for the next several months. This is her first visit to the United States.We have a hot tub and invited "Midori" to use it. I was amazed when she appeared in the tub totally...
Just Say No: State Voters Reject Issues for Schools Officials Cite Revolt against Higher Taxes
Illinois voters rejected almost three-fifths of school bond and tax questions on Election Day, a result tied more to people's feelings about taxes than about education, observers said Thursday.Of the 70 requests for bond issues or higher taxes, 30 -...
Kast to Head Managed Care Division of Health Network Primary Responsibilities Will Shift, but Leadership of St. Joseph Will Continue
Kevin F. Kast has been named president and chief executive of the managed care division of one of the metropolitan area's big three health-care networks.Kast will continue as president of St. Joseph Health Center and St. Joseph Hospital West, but his...
Knights, Rockhurst in Semifinals Tonight
The up-and-down Knights of Howell North are certainly on a natural high these days."It has been a lot of fun," soccer coach Vince Nowak said. "We have a great opportunity here and we're hoping to make the most of it. As long as we're in the Final Four,...
Lady Lions Face Tough Draw in Naia Tourney
The Lindenwood College women's soccer team has its work cut out.The Lady Lions, making their third consecutive trip to the NAIA national tournament, have one of the toughest draws in the nine-team tournament, which will be played next week in Berry,...
Larry Rice Asks Shoppers to Help Poor
Buddy, can you spare a turkey?The Rev. Larry Rice and the workers at the New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St. Louis need some for their traditional Thanksgiving food distribution, which began Thursday.They're hoping people who don't plan to cook...
Lease Here Would Keep Rams Put for 30 Years Ties That Bind Can't Be Cut in Negotiations
The Rams move to St. Louis. The years pass. The hoopla dies down. The team struggles. Attendance dwindles.The phone rings in the year 2005. It's Orlando, San Antonio, Sacramento (pick one) on the phone with an unbelievable offer. One that Rams President...
Lindbergh in Attack Mode for 4a Semifinal
Glen Mehrhoff already has had a coaching year to remember. Now he'd like to cap it off with a state soccer title.In swimming last year, Mehrhoff's Flyers finished .500, their first non-losing season in 10 years. Then, in his first year as head track...
Marable Collects All the Marbles in One Dream Week
Bob Marable Sr. just had what would be a career year for most bowlers. And he did it in one week.Marable, of Florissant, had six honor scores from Nov. 8 to Nov. 13 in area competition.First, he had a 300 game and whopping 834 series Nov. 8 in the Northland's...
"Miracle on 34th Street"
"MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET" Rating: PG. Running time: 1:53. WHEN THE TOP BRASS at Macy's was asked if the Manhattan department store would participate in the remake of "Miracle on 34th Street," the retailer just wasn't interested.</P><P>"We...
Missouri Baptist College Picks New Man for Top Job - Again
Missouri Baptist College is filling its top seat, vacant for more than three years and hot for its two most recent occupants.The college announced Thursday that Alton Lacey, vice president for development at Louisiana College in Pineville, La., would...
Mistrial Ruled in Allegations of Sex Abuse Judge Acts after Juror Calls in Sick; 2 Preschoolers Had Already Testified
A juror who called in sick prompted a judge in St. Charles County Circuit Court to declare a mistrial in the case of a live-in baby-sitter accused of sodomizing two preschoolers.With no alternate juror available, Circuit Judge William T. Lohmar Jr. called...
Money Notes
Consumer Federation Says Agents Charging Too Much On Home Sales</P><P>People are paying real estate agents too much for selling their homes, the Consumer Federation of America says.</P><P>In a recent study of 27 urban areas,...
Morning Briefing
CEO Quits BancTexas; Titles Pass To Dierberg</P><P>The chief executive of BancTexas Group Inc. of Dallas has announced his early retirement - less than three months after St. Louis banker James F. Dierberg bought a majority stake in the ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Historical pop quiz. In 1982, the Los Angeles Lakers were wrestling with what to do about a disgruntled star. The player, well known for his big smile and big talent, was unhappy with coach PAUL "Head West" WESTHEAD. The player demanded a trade.And on...
Nixon Backs Lower Lid on Campaign Donations Attorney General Prefers Voters' Limits to Legislators'
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is being deluged with calls from politicians concerned about his stance on the new campaign-donation limits that voters overwhelmingly approved last week.At issue is whether the voters' strict limits, which took effect...
Nixon Gets Stamp of Approval '95 Picks by Post Office Also to Commemorate Actress, Jazz Legend
A memorial stamp bearing a portrait of President Richard M. Nixon will be issued early next year, postal officials said Thursday, but uncertainty over the first-class postage rate will delay printing for several months.Nixon will join actress Marilyn...
Nixon Gets Stamp of Approval Post Office's 1995 Picks Also Include Dinosaurs, Marilyn Monroe, Autos
Environmental designs by children, the Civil War, actress Marilyn Monroe and President Richard M. Nixon will be featured on America's postage stamps next year.The artwork of four young Americans took center stage Thursday as the Postal Service announced...
Of 4 Young Blacks on Trial, a Hotel, an Issue of Blame
THESE ARE VERY TOUGH times in which to be a young black man, and three do-gooder lawyers are laying at least part of the blame on the corporation that owns the Adam's Mark Hotel.In a lawsuit being heard in federal court here, the three lawyers are alleging...
One `Bad' Badger Hazelwood East's Terrell Fletcher Gives Impetus to `on Wisconsin'
Terrell Fletcher is well-spoken, as befits an English major on track for his degree in four years at the University of Wisconsin.So it's by choice, not necessity, that he lets his feet do the talking.Fletcher, a senior tailback from Hazelwood East High,...
Panic Button Need Not Be Pushed - Yet
Is Los Angeles about to initiate a last-gasp effort to keep the Rams in Disneyland? That's the No. 1 concern of St. Louis football fans who fear a late-breaking development might prevent the Rams from coming here. Or to put it another way: we're a little...
Paper Hot as Price, Demand Head Up Growing World Market Helps End 4-Year Slump
The demand for and price of paper products are skyrocketing after four years of a depressed market."Demand is outstripping capacity," said Barry Polsky, a spokesman for the American Forest and Paper Association, a trade group in Washington.Polsky said...
Pattonville's Greco Leads Pirates to 5a Semifinals Intense Coach Expects 100 Percent Effort from Players
In the eyes of his players, Pattonville High football coach Don Greco is Mr. Intensity.To the casual observer, Greco is Tom Selleck - he wears a Detroit Tigers baseball cap and a trendy gold chain.Such contrast doesn't diminish Greco's achievement. It...
People in Business
Kevin F. Kast has been named president and chief executive of the managed care arm of St. Louis Health Center Network.Kast is president of St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles and St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. Both are affiliates of...
Players Find Homework in Owners' Proposal
Striking baseball players received a 102-page contract proposal from owners Thursday that calls for a progressive "tax" on all payrolls above the major-league average.Owners also revised their old salary cap proposal that was expected to be set aside...
Police Face Danger Nightly ; It's Part of the Job, Says Injured Officer
Imagine it's late at night. You're an undercover police officer patrolling an area rife with street robberies.Three men are standing by a car in front of a vacant building. One of the men talks on a car phone. You shine your flashlight on the three....
Private Prayer, Public Posturing
White House spin specialists are backing away from President Bill Clinton's seeming acceptance of prayer in public school, yet confusion about this volatile issue persists. Part of the problem is Mr. Clinton's unfortunate inability to make clear what...
Proposal Fails to Protect Jobs or the Environment
There's a huge reason that GATT (the world trade agreement) should not be ratified. There's an even larger reason that is seldom discussed.The first reason is that the new GATT would push down wages and environmental standards worldwide and destroy...
Ratification Would Bring Enormous Benefits to U.S
It is time to report some positive news: Do you remember the North American Free Trade Agreement? Do you remember the forecast of economic catastrophe, of thousands of jobs moving south of the border; pollution of our environment; a flood of cheap...
Republican Election Landslide May Be a Blessing in Disguise to Labor Movement
Labor's on its last legs. (Wobbly ones, a punster might add.)Having been walloped in last week's elections - as their allies, including many to whom labor gave huge resources, fell like a row of dominoes - labor's role is now likely to diminish precipitously.With...
Respectable: Season's Pleasin' but for Missed `Chances'
First-year Lindenwood College soccer coach Carl Hutter was pleased - but not satisfied - with his club's 14-7-2 mark this fall."We had a good year, a respectable year," Hutter said. "But I think - and I'm sure the players would agree - we could've done...
Retirees to Get Social Security Refunds
Thousands of retired Americans were underpaid an average of $1,000 in Social Security benefits because of an error in the agency's computer program from 1978. The government is now trying to reimburse them.The Social Security Administration recently...
Reviews - Recordings
"HELL FREEZES OVER" The Eagles (Geffen)</P><P>Without a doubt, absence has made the hearts of Eagles fans grow fonder - a fact seemingly proved by last summer's two-night stand at Riverport, which sold out in spite of some of the steepest ...
Rivalries Heat Up November Football's Answer to Armageddon
As college football swoops into a weekend of exalted rivalries, we first offer perspective."It's just another one of those in-state rivalries," said Virginia coach George Welsh, whose Cavaliers play Virginia Tech on Saturday. "There's over a billion...
Riverfront Trail Strides Closer to Completion
The Riverfront Trail, a long-planned hiking and biking trail that would run 19 miles along the Mississippi and past the Gateway Arch, gets back on track today with the help of the Missouri Department of Conservation.Department Director Jerry Presley...
Road Board: No City Funds, No Mueller Project
Like it or not, St. Charles may have to chip in money or services to the county if it wants Mueller Road fixed up.The St. Charles County Road Board cut that project off its initial list of 10 roadways that it will recommend to the St. Charles County...
School Prayer Is Majority's Prayer
I grew up with school prayer and while I have both constitutional and practical problems with it, I can safely say that it didn't harm me in the least. In my elementary school, we began the day with prayer and sang the verse of "America" ("My Country...
Season's over, the Real Race Is on - Lindenwood Gets Ready for Next Year
Lindenwood College wrapped up its football season Saturday. Now the real fun starts for the Lions' coaching staff."It's funny, but a lot of people think this is our down time," head coach Jeff Driskill said. "But coaching football at this level is a...
Smoky New Horizons U.S. Cigarette Makers Are Cashing in Abroad
LET HEALTH GROUPS call them drug pushers; let members of Congress crack down on them. U.S. cigarette makers are riding high, now that the world is Marlboro Country.Americans keep smoking less, but tobacco companies are finding more than enough people...
Smsu Trips Va. Tech, Advances to Semis
Charitee Longstreth led three players in double figures with 13 points as Southwest Missouri State beat visiting Virginia Tech 61-45 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the inaugural women's Preseason National Invitation Tournament.The Lady Bears...
Smsu Trips Virginia Tech, Moves on to Semifinals
Charitee Longstreth led three players in double figures with 13 points as Southwest Missouri State beat visiting Virginia Tech 61-45 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the inaugural women's Preseason National Invitation Tournament.The Lady Bears...
Spike It Mater Dei Volleyball Coach Digs Success, Disdains Glory
Less than a week after Breese Mater Dei High won its second Illinois Class A state volleyball title in succession, coach Fred Rakers already was looking toward next year.Yes, Rakers is excited about winning his third state title in the last eight years,...
Sports Shorts
Toney, Jones Jr. Meet For IBF ChampionshipRoy Jones Jr., 25, and James Toney, 26, are as talented as the boxing world offers, and menacing in their separate ways. They fight tonight at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, and future riches and influence...
Stance on Road Project Understandable but Wrong, Officials Say
Municipal officials across St. Charles County say they understand but disagree with the position of St. Charles on financing road projects.The county Road Board refused on Wednesday to recommend that the County Council finance reconstruction of one mile...
`Stolen Moments': A Good Album for a Good Cause
How'm I gonna live my life if I'm positive? Is it gonna be a negative?</P><P>MICHAEL FRANTI and Spearhead ask this question again and again in their song "Positive," which appears on the newest AIDS benefit album from the Red Hot Organization,...
Study: Estrogen Cuts Risk of Heart Disease
Giving female hormones to women after menopause leads to a dramatic drop in their risk of heart disease, with few harmful side effects, says a study released Thursday.The findings led scientists to conclude that all post-menopausal women should consider...
Support Group Offers Aids Seminar Saturday
The AIDS support group of St. Joseph Health Center will sponsor a seminar on AIDS from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the auditorium of the hospital, 300 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles.The program is free, but participants must register by calling...
Talkin' Turkey: And It's Cheap at Supermarkets Here
With just six shopping days left until Thanksgiving, the turkey wars are upon us.As of today, St. Louis area shoppers could get frozen Riverside turkeys for 18 cents a pound at Shop 'n Save if they spend at least $50 on groceries, excluding the turkey...
Tax Advice for '94: Be Conservative
Read their lips: No new tax hikes next year.Your year-end 1994 tax planning must take into account that pledge from Republican leaders who swept the midterm elections.Also keep in the back of your mind other proposals, which may or may not come to pass...
Taxing Questions IRS Director Explains What Uncle Sam Has in Store for Taxpayers
Like her predecessors, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Margaret Richardson sees billions of lost revenue every year from taxes that go uncollected because businesses and individuals flout tax laws.Faced with an estimate that only 83 percent of...
The Shark on Hand as New Golf Tour Unveils Its Plans
Greg Norman has joined the revolution against the pro golf establishment.The Australian who is perhaps golf's biggest draw stood with organizers Thursday as the new World Golf Tour announced a $25-million series of events that will pay $600,000 to winners...
"The Swan Princess"
"THE SWAN PRINCESS" Rating: G. Running time: 1:25. AN ANIMATED FEATURE very much in the Disney style, "The Swan Princess" is a beautifully filmed, much sweetened version of "Swan Lake" - without the ballet but with a happy ending.</P><P>Richard...
Trial over Emissions Tests to Be Closely Watched
A TRIAL STARTING here Monday may well determine whether the federal government can force states to clean up their air."This case is of great import nationally and in the state," said Attorney General Jay Nixon, who filed suit against the federal government...
Unhappy Webber Gets Warriors to Trade Him
Completing his bizarre journey south in the standings and any direction that led him away from coach Don Nelson, Chris Webber forced the Golden State Warriors to trade him to the Washington Bullets on Thursday for Tom Gugliotta and No. 1 draft picks...
Usc Might Get a New Coach, but Not Another Raveling
It wasn't George Raveling the coach who brought tears to the eyes of his young men of Troy when he told them he was retiring.It was Rav the man.There are dozens of basketball coaches as good as Raveling with a piece of chalk at a blackboard.But there...
Warriors Trade Webber Bullets Swap Gugliotta, Picks for Unhappy Star
Chris Webber, whose differences with Golden State coach Don Nelson escalated during a contract dispute, was traded to the Washington Bullets on Thursday, less than a day after re-signing with the Warriors.In exchange for the power forward who was last...
Weed and Seed Takes Root in Fox Park
The Fox Park neighborhood has its troubles with drugs, crime and gangs. But residents are looking for help from a neighborhood newcomer - a police ministation in the heart of their neighborhood.The station is called Operation Weed and Seed St. Louis....
When Crooks Shoot First ; Wounded Officer: Risk Goes with Job
Imagine it's late at night. You're an undercover police officer patrolling an area rife with street robberies.Three men stand by a car in front of a vacant building. One of the men talks on a car phone. You shine your flashlight on the three. They don't...
Which Calling Plan Is Best? the Choices Are Dizzying
Long-distance companies say they want to hold your hand as you ditch your old company and go with them.But deciding whose hand to hold can be a headache.The three biggest companies acknowledge that there's only a grain of sand's difference in their average...
White House Gunman Charged with Attempted Assassination
The man accused of an assault-rifle attack on the White House was indicted Thursday on a new charge - trying to assassinate President Bill Clinton.An attorney for Francisco Martin Duran entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf at an arraignment hours...

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