St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 23, 1995

10 Lady Knights Advance to State Meet
Larry Ruff, girls track and field coach at Francis Howell North, could not have been more pleased."We had 11 girls with a chance to get to state, and 10 of those girls made it through (sectionals Saturday at Francis Howell)," said Ruff. "When the season...
2-Time League Champ Rolling Again in Emba
Bad news for the East Missouri Baseball Association: VFW Post 2866 is starting to put things together. Again.VFW, which has dominated the EMBA in recent years, upped its record to 4-0 with a pair of weekend victories. Friday, the two-time defending league...
Agencies Revive Services as Memories Flood Back
Social service agencies winding down their 1993 flood response work did an about-turn last week when the water started rising again."It's like being jilted at the altar," said Mark A. Richardson, flood outreach administrator for the Crider Center for...
Attendance Called `Amazingly Good' at Flood-Plagued Orchard Farm Schools
Spirits are higher than the water at Orchard Farm schools.Attendance at all three schools on Monday was "amazingly good," said superintendent Gary Van Meter. Eighty percent of the elementary students made it across flooded roads and fields to school,...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUIS Federal Jury Weighs Fate Of Alton Doctor</P><P>A jury deliberated Monday for a second full day without reaching a verdict in the federal mail-fraud trial of Dr. Thomas Bruce Vest of Alton.</P><P>Vest,...
Cancer's Affect (Effect) Lingers Cards' Jackson Still Behind Because of Surgery
Danny Jackson got past the initial fear when he learned he had cancer.Doctors removed a lump on his thyroid this winter and gave him a clean bill of health. But Jackson's means for furthering his livelihood were curtailed when the doctors told him to...
Cancer's Effect Lingers Cards' Jackson Still Behind Because of Surgery
Danny Jackson got past the initial fear when he learned he had cancer.Doctors removed a lump on his thyroid this winter and gave him a clean bill of health. But Jackson's means for furthering his livelihood were curtailed when the doctors told him to...
Church Leaders Seek Truce in War of Words
Saying that America is caught in a spiritual crisis worsened by overly politicized churches, members of an ecumenical group of Christian leaders are calling for a verbal "cease-fire" and a search for common ground untainted by partisan ideology."Christian...
Computer Widow Loses Mate to Video Games
Dear Abby: Help! My husband is a computer junkie, and it's ruining our marriage. Sometimes he spends as much as 10 hours a day on the computer.He neglects me, the children and everything else because of his addiction. We bought a fixer-upper house a...
Congress Bucking a Trend Attempt to Replace Paper $1 Bill May Be Doomed from Start
The Federal Reserve saves the mistakes."A coin will last 17 to 20 years, but the Susan B. Anthony dollar will last millions of years," said Tom Gittings, senior economist in the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank's research section. "Nobody uses them."As Congress...
Council Bill May End Dispute over Time Centre Apartments
The St. Charles City Council is expected to consider a bill tonight to allow more apartments at the Time Centre Apartments at Interstate 70 and South Fifth Street.The city attorney, Lyndell Porterfield, refused to say whether the bill represents a settlement...
Court Declines to Back Race-Based Scholarship
THE SUPREME COURT refused Monday to let the University of Maryland reinstate a scholarship limited to black students, rejecting its arguments that the program was well-justified affirmative action.The action "marks the beginning of the end" for such...
Crusaders Down Duchesne for District Crown Eighth Victory in 10 Years
Bad news for the East Missouri Baseball Association: VFW Post 2866 is starting to put things together. Again.VFW, which has dominated the EMBA in recent years, upped its record to 4-0 with a pair of weekend victories. Friday, the two-time defending league...
Cyclist Determined to Ride Katy Trail or Bust, Come High Water or Patrol
A man from South Carolina wasn't going to let a little flood water stop him from bicycling on the Katy Trail over the weekend.But rescuers wished it would have.No criminal charges were filed against the man, who apparently was bolstered by an unknown...
Defense Unit Is Key for Engineered Support
Engineered Support Systems Inc. said its second-quarter profit soared 458 percent on a strong showing by its defense unit.Sales rose 58 percent for the three months, which ended April 30.Earnings per share rose 567 percent, in part because the company...
Degree of Difficulty Students Overcome War, Motherhood, Illness to Finish School
One has survived a civil war. Another, barely older than a child, has had a baby of her own. Still others have overcome physical and emotional hardships.Here are the stories of four students in the St. Louis Public Schools who are among nearly 1,200...
`Den of Iniquity' Motel to Close Owners of Granite City Business Get Time to Correct Problems
A motel in Granite City that authorities called "a den of iniquity" will close for three to six months to revamp its management under a settlement reached Monday with prosecutors.Officials in Madison County believe the closing and changes at the Granite...
Disaster in Bosnia If U.N. Pulls Out
The conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina is approaching a new crisis. Brutal as the situation has been, it could get much worse: worse for the people of Bosnia, worse for the United Nations and worse for President Bill Clinton.The crisis looms because the...
Emerson Sells a Tool Business German Partner Gets Skil Brand
Emerson Electric Co. will do some corporate remodeling with the sale of its 50 percent interest in S-B Power Tool Co.Emerson plans to transfer its stake in the business, best known for the Skil brand of drills and saws, to a German partner. That company,...
Fathers, Families and Commitment
The crisis of father absence - a joke to the chattering class just three years ago when Vice President Dan Quayle first mentioned it - has been transformed into conventional wisdom so fast that it almost makes your head spin.Exhibit A: A PBS "Frontline"...
Finder, Keeper Ward Parker Has Been Collecting a Lot More Than Teenis Tiles over the Years
WARD PARKER doesn't just collect things, he amasses them.Above all, there are the tennis titles. Parker, 82, has won more than 100 St. Louis municipal titles, more than anyone else ever has. In the Dwight Davis Championships alone, he won the men's doubles...
Flooding Casts a Pall over Fete Honoring Lewis & Clark Journey
If the Missouri River had been as high and wild for the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 as it was Saturday and Sunday, the venture might have been swept south to the Gulf of Mexico instead of forging west to the Pacific.Flooding in Frontier Park curtailed...
Flood Leaves Many Elderly Fretting `I'm Getting Too Old for This Foolishness,' Says Man, 70
Up and down the rivers Monday, people thanked God for the dry, cornflower blue sky.But some of the oldest flood plain folk - those who have lived six or seven decades in the shadow of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers - continued to fret.Most of their...
Flood Workers Turn Focus to Cleanup Ahead
Flood workers and victims were hoping Monday that the worst was over.With levees throughout the area already having been topped or broken over the weekend, all that anyone could do was watch the water spread and think about the cleanup ahead. The water...
Flyers Beat Rangers in Overtime Again
Kevin Haller scored 25 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.The Flyers won for the second time in two days on an overtime...
Gang Violence Ends Teen's Life `All So Senseless,' Her Mother Says
Gang violence never really struck a nerve with Willie Mae Davis until 8:15 p.m. Sunday.That's when a gunman shot and killed the youngest of her seven children, Sherry Davis, 16, as she leaned on the hood of a parked car and talked to friends at the intersection...
Girl, 6, Testifies in Sex-Abuse Case `He Did Nasty Stuff to Me,' Child Whispers at Trial of Alton Man
The 6-year-old girl's voice was barely audible, and her dark hair was barely visible over the witness stand as she told a judge what happened after a man lured her into his car in Alton last year."He did nasty stuff to me," she whispered.The girl testified...
Gramm Courts Illinois Votes Presidential Hopeful Addresses Lawmakers
Sen. Phil Gramm predicted Monday that he would win the GOP primary election in Illinois even though he was snubbed by the state's top Republican, Gov. Jim Edgar."I came to Illinois today looking for a job," Gramm, a senator from Texas, said during a...
Hebrew Class: Mission of Understanding
James T. Elcock of St. Charles is on a mission of Judeo-Christian enlightenment.Five years ago, Elcock started the Lamed Academy of Malchi-Zedek to educate students from congregations, churches and synagogues about one another's culture, customs and...
High Court Throws out Term Limits Congress Lacks the Power to Enact Change, 5-4 Ruling Says
Neither the states nor Congress can impose term limits on members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday. Only a constitutional amendment can enact such "a fundamental change in the constitutional framework," the majority said.The decision...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer sports camps have been scheduled:Fort Zumwalt South High will conduct the following camps:Boys and girls soccer (June 5-8) - From 9-11:30 a.m. daily. For children grades six through 12. Cost is $25.Boys basketball (June 5-9) - From...
How Grandparents Can Help with College Bills
A reader tells me that he and his wife want to help their grandchildren save for higher education. But he's worried that his contributions will have a perverse effect. "Taxes aside," he asks, "if we add to their savings accounts won't that reduce their...
Imposing Tariffs on Japanese Cars Is a Blow to Free Trade
The Clinton administration has seen its duty and vows to do it pitilessly. Japanese automobile manufacturers buy fewer American-made automobile parts than American parts manufacturers deem desirable or than the American government deems moral or legal...
Inmates Aid Flood Area; Volunteers Fall Short
The three dozen inmates from the Farmington Correctional Center stood at attention in the Dairy Queen parking lot. House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt addressed them with the volume of a drill sergeant and the tone of a diplomat."We appreciate...
Inquiry on Call to Senator Ends
The Missouri Highway Patrol has dropped its investigation into a complaint by Senate Majority Leader J.B. "Jet" Banks that his life was threatened.The patrol found no evidence that any laws were broken, said Capt. Clarence Greeno, a patrol spokesman....
Is It Indy without Penske? Chassis Problem, Stiff Competition Throttle Fabled Team
Team Penske's failure to qualify a car for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 was reminiscent of 1993, when Bobby Rahal failed to make the 33-car field.Both teams fell victim to an aerodynamic problem with the chassis; a problem that wouldn't allow top speeds...
Israel Retreats from Plan to Confiscate Arab Land
Israel backed down Monday from a plan to confiscate Arab land in east Jerusalem when right-wing opponents joined in an unlikely alliance with Arab lawmakers and threatened to bring down the government.The reversal was welcomed by Palestinian leader Yasser...
Japanese: U.S. Cars Dirty That's Why Seatbelts Fail Here, They Insist
Japanese government officials and auto industry spokesmen offered an explanation Monday for why American drivers might be having trouble with their Japanese-made seat belts: Their cars are too dirty.The officials and spokesmen were responding to reports...
Jordan's Skill, Class, Both Faded
Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle grew thick and slow. Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana grew old and fragile.But the stars of basketball's golden age spared us their mortality. Larry Bird's back forced him to retire before he'd lost many of his fabled skills....
Joseph's Future Clouded Has He Departed Blues' Locker Room for Final Time?
Curtis Joseph slung an equipment bag over his right shoulder and his goalie pads over his left shoulder. Then he grabbed a plastic bag with the rest of his gear and grimly walked out of the Blues' locker room Monday afternoon.Perhaps for the last time.The...
Limits Backers Foresee Reckoning
TERM LIMITS, the issue that has bounced from statehouses to election booths to the U.S. House to the Supreme Court, came to rest in Congress on Monday.The odds that this Congress will approve a constitutional amendment are slim. The House has already...
Long Road to a Balanced Budget
A popular refrain is that if households and individuals have to balance their budgets, the federal government should be required to do the same. This comparison is misleading. Homeowners and businesses do not balance their budgets in the strict sense...
Majority Opinion: `It Exceeds the Boundaries of the Constitution'
HERE ARE EXCERPTS from the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Monday barring states from imposing term limits on members of Congress:From Justice John Paul Stevens' majority opinion:"Today's case presents a challenge to an amendment to the Arkansas State Constitution...
Mississippi Tops 1973 Level at Ste. Genevieve
As residents scrambled to shore up a big levee, the Mississippi River reached its second-highest level Monday, knocking the 1973 flood out of its place in the history books.Ste. Genevieve measures its river stages on the Chester gauge, 12 river miles...
Missourian Puts Tour on Hold for Son, 11
Sam Reynolds gave his daughter, Cathy, a lasting, priceless gift when she was 6. He taught her to play golf. The game has taken her throughout the world and even made her a little money since she joined the pro tour in 1978.Cathy Reynolds is passing...
Mizzou Hits Bottom Down under 108-62
It was one thing to lose to the Australian National Team, made up of the continent's elite professionals and ranked sixth in the world."You're talking about mature men vs. kids," University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart said. "That's a team...
Money Notes
T. Rowe Price Launches New Annuity</P><P>Fund companies continue to make the leap into variable annuities, a big business for insurance companies. T. Rowe Price & Associates, is offering a low-cost version in conjunction with Security...
Morning Briefing
Dierberg's First Banks Strikes Again In Calif.</P><P>First Banks Inc. has agreed to buy La Cumbre Savings Bank in Santa Barbara, Calif. The announcement marks First Banks' fifth announced acquisition in California since October and would...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A lot of athletes are still smarting after seeing the results of WILLIAM DALEY's efforts to determine what sport has America's most intelligent participants. Daley did four years of research (just how smart is that?) involving some 58,000 athletes in...
Nerinx Ousts Oakville on Pks Howell North, Incarnate Word Also Advance
If not for Missouri high school tournament rules, Monday's quarterfinal soccer game between Nerinx Hall and Oakville might still be going on at St. Louis University."The only way I could see either team scoring was a mistake or some sort of phenomenal...
New on Tesson Ferry: An Advantage Bank
LET'S GO TO PRESS! Advantage Bank is the monicker for a new entry in the field, slated for Tesson Ferry Road. Investors are expected to capitalize the venture at about $4 million. They include: Norbert Siegfried, Allan Hoffman, Carmen Natoli, Irv Davis,...
NFL Considers Instant Replay
Instant replay, revenue-sharing and the Raiders.Those are the three R's expected to be wrestled with when National Football League owners meet today and Wednesday in Jacksonville, Fla.The NFL last used instant replay in the 1991 season. Unhappy owners...
Obituaries
Judith T. Isaak</P><P>Judith Teresa Isaak, 49, of St. Peters, died Friday (May 19, 1995) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur.</P><P>Mrs. Isaak was a homemaker. She was a volunteer at Sts. Joachim and Ann Care...
Parent Says Colleges Need `Wellness Floor'
Dear Ann Landers: This letter is for "Parents in Davenport, Iowa," whose daughter was having a rough time at college due to all the drunk and noisy students in her dorm room.Please inform "Parents" that many colleges now offer part or all of a dorm floor...
Parents Head West So Disabled Son Can Have a Life
BUNNY MASON is a chipper 51-year-old school secretary with a lilting voice ("Goood MORN-ing! Avery SCHOO-ool!") and the organizational skills and aplomb of a first sergeant.Bunny - no one calls her Helen - knows the faces and names of each one of the...
Pasta Party-O Campbell's Celebrates Spaghettios' 30th
Thirty years ago, Campbell Soup Co. changed the way youngsters eat spaghetti when it introduced its circular-shaped pasta known worldwide by the famous jingle, "Uh-Oh SpaghettiOs."Today, Americans eat more than 90 million pounds of SpaghettiOs each...
Payton's Role at Indy: Water Carrier, Coach
Walter Payton, regal running back, holder of the National Football League's career rushing record, had been tackled.Not literally, of course, but stopped just the same. According to an Indianapolis Motor Speedway security staff, affectionately known...
People
After three months of marriage, "Baywatch" star PAMELA ANDERSON is changing her last name to Lee - as in TOMMY LEE, drummer for MOTLEY CRUE.She tells TV Guide, "I can't wait to have babies. We want to have children right away."She also confirms that...
Plan Taps Arena Site for Forest Park Use Environmentalists, Museums Back Deal
Forest Park would acquire The Arena site on Oakland Avenue under an agreement in principle by major cultural institutions and environmental groups.The plan would add the 26-acre property to the park's 1,293 acres.Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said he looked...
Playoff Postmortem: The Blues Couldn't Outrun Their Mistakes
Up here, in Kiel Center's Himalayan press box, the view of Blues Country is cloudier than usual.The boys should be down below, applying their playoff game faces for Round 2, Game 2, here tonight with the hated Chicago Blackhawks.Instead, Mike Keenan's...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ACCIDENTSMadison County: A passer-by found the body of Kristi A. Seger, 17, of...
Put It on the P.A
Three students at Lewis & Clark Technical School recently placed first in the state Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) contest at Central Missouri University in Warrensburg. Janice White, a senior at Francis Howell North High School and technology...
Rep. Talent Suggests OSHA Changes Labor Department Likes Some Proposals
U.S. Rep Jim Talent said he wants the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to concentrate its enforcement on "bad actors" and leave ordinary employers alone.Talent, R-Chesterfield, said he will probably co-sponsor a bill to be introduced after...
Right Answer on Term Limits
"There exists a federal right of citizenship, a relationship between the people of the Nation and their National Government, with which the States may not interfere." So saying, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled definitively Monday against state attempts...
Rivers Drop, but Perhaps Not for Long Heavy Rain Predicted to Cut Path across State
The peak of the Midwest's latest flood slowly sloshed its way past St. Louis Monday and headed downriver. Official floodwatchers shrugged at the water but fretted about the western skies.By Monday night, the Mississippi River at the Eads Bridge had dropped...
Rockets Defeat Spurs Horry's Only Basket with 6.5 Seconds Left Seals 94-93 Victory
After all the misfiring, all the fouls and all the frustration of round one of the battle for Texas, Robert Horry made his only basket of the night Monday, and the visiting Houston Rockets had a 94-93 victory over San Antonio.The improbable Rockets,...
Rodman Again Immersed in Swirl of Controversy
When it comes to Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spurs coach Bob Hill has seen it all.On Monday night, his orange-haired Rodman snubbed several timeout huddles and took off his shoes in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with Houston."Dennis stands...
Roszell Johnson, 70; Owned Men's Clothing Shop in City
Roszell Johnson, the owner for many years of a West End men's clothing shop who fought off robbers with a pistol, died Friday (May 19, 1995) of cancer at Deaconess Health Center. He was 70 and a lifelong resident of St. Louis.In the 1960s, Mr. Johnson...
Royals' Appier Blanks Jays 7-0, Trims Era to 1.98
Kevin Appier lowered his ERA to 1.98 as the Kansas City Royals won 7-0 Monday in Toronto, sending the Blue Jays to their eighth loss in 11 games.Hipolito Pichardo finished with hitless relief as Kansas City stopped a losing streak at three games. Wally...
`Seat Belt Convincer' Does for Students
The "seat belt convincer" did just that to driver-education students at Francis Howell North High School last week.Sitting on an inclined plane on a trailer, students discovered first-hand how it feels to hit a fixed object at 5 mph."I didn't know 5...
Senate Leaves Medicare, Medicaid Open to Cuts
The Senate refused to shield Medicare and Medicaid from $100 billion in planned reductions Monday as Republicans thwarted the Democrats' strongest shot at scuttling the GOP's balanced budget plan.Aware that they would lose, outnumbered Democrats nevertheless...
Seven Head for Odyssey Contest Fourth-Graders to Compete in Solving Posers
Seven children from Central Elementary School are on their way to an international competition for creative problem-solvers.The fourth-graders are taking part in a program sponsored by Odyssey of the Mind, a nonprofit group in New Jersey.The group sponsors...
She Wonders Why Test Needed after Hysterectomy
Dear Dr. Donohue: Several years ago, I had a complete hysterectomy, ovaries taken out also. Now Pap smears are still being done, to detect cancer of the cervix - right? If my cervix is gone, why then do I need Pap smears? I have had this done every five...
Simpson Defense Asserts That DNA Levels Prove Contamination
O.J. Simpson's defense suggested Monday that differing DNA levels in bloodstains showed that the evidence was contaminated.Attorney Barry Scheck tried to advance the conspiracy theory by having the expert witness interpret a DNA test known as DQ-alpha.Scheck...
Some New News on Old Subjects
FROM TIME to time I hear from those of you who ask me for the latest about someone or something that's appeared in my column.So today's column is devoted exclusively to updates.After rap singer Eazy-E - whose real name was Eric Wright - died of complications...
So to Speak Language in Chicago Play Surprises Students from Parkway, Prompts Request for Refund
When the play compared eating a piece of pizza with a sexual act involving Madonna, the Parkway South High students knew they weren't watching "Little Orphan Annie.""You could tell it would be bad," said sophomore Han Tzoeng. "We all looked over to the...
Sports Shorts
Rose Bowl Ticket Prices Increased By 56 Percent</P><P>The price of Rose Bowl tickets will increase 56 percent, to $75 from $48 a seat, starting with the game next New Year's Day. Jack French, executive director of the Pasadena Tournament...
Spotlight
Like a lot of high school seniors, 17-year-old Jennifer Bickel dreams of going to medical school. But she doesn't have to complete four years of college before learning if she will make it. Jennifer has already been accepted.Next fall, Jennifer will...
St. Louis among Most Violent Cities in U.S. Although City Crime Ranked 2nd in '94, It Dropped Slightly, FBI Says
St. Louis was the second most violent city in the United States last year.It nearly reached Newark's record as the most violent place in the country, according to FBI statistics analyzed by the Post-Dispatch.The analysis compares violent crimes - murder,...
Students See DWI Results Prom Time Not Always Pleasant; Officials Note Sad Facts of Spring
Prom time isn't only dating, dances and lock-in nights. Sometimes it can involve drunk driving, auto accidents and friends injured or killed.At a recent mock accident at Francis Howell North High School, firefighters used a "jaws of life" device with...
Support Groups
Today</P><P>Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon, 6 and 8 p.m. at the 212 Club, 212 Sonderen, O'Fallon.</P><P>Al-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West...
Suspect in Bombing Released; No Bail Prosecutors Vague about James Nichols' Role
James Nichols, whose brother and friend are charged in the Oklahoma City bombing, was ordered released without bail Monday."There is not an iota of evidence that he is a danger to others," U.S. District Judge Paul Borman ruled. Nichols, 41, has been...
Tax Dispute Imperials Lease on Riverfont City Is Planning to Take Warmann to Court
Businessman Floyd Warmann has yet to pay $11,000 in taxes the city says he has owed since December for his riverfront holdings - a situation that could void the lease for his mooring spot below the Gateway Arch.City Collector of Revenue Ron Leggett plans...
The Case of the Phony Fiscal Notes
Relations between Republicans and Democrats in the Illinois Legislature have been strained this year, to put it mildly. Democrats are still getting used to their minority status in both houses, and Republicans have sometimes found it difficult to exercise...
`The Clown Prince of Baseball' Bows out after 51 Years
Max Patkin has spent 51 of his 75 years making people laugh. His career has been a dizzying succession of one-nighters, traveling from one minor-league town to another, putting on that baggy baseball uniform with the big question mark on the back.The...
The Cost of Safe Blood Supplies
The financial problems of the Missouri/Illinois Regional Red Cross Blood Services arise from efforts to supply a complete range of blood products to 116 area hospitals at costs acceptable to hospital administrators in today's cost-conscious climate....
The Parker-Russell Connections
CHARLES M. Russell was one of our nation's most revered Western artists. But he wasn't universally admired, at least not in Ward Parker's home."My mother wouldn't have let him in the house," says Parker. "He drank."Parker's mother was a staunch member...
This Representative Sample of Food Is Supreme
YOU CAN dine well at the public trough.The same Washington politicians who worry about the bloated school lunch program can eat unnaturally cheap meals in federal cafeterias that are partly subsidized. And their food is a lot better than the poor school...
Tuck Leaves No Doubt Who's Best with Third State 2a Discus Crown
The Orchard Farm coaches wanted Jennifer Tuck to play it safe. But she decided to go for it.In the Class 2A Track and Field Championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday, Tuck threw the discus 127 feet, 6 inches on her first attempt of...
Two Abortion Bills Approved Edgar Likely to Sign Less Restrictive Measure on Parental Notice
Gov. Jim Edgar has a choice of two bills that require doctors to tell parents if their daughter is seeking an abortion.Both the House and the Senate sent parental notice bills to the governor's desk Monday. Edgar, a Republican who supports abortion rights,...
`White Dwarf' Skimps on the Story Line
IF bits of "Babylon 5" got mixed up with outtakes from "ER" on the editing-room floor, the result would be a much better movie than "White Dwarf" (7 tonight on Channel 30) - but probably not such an interesting one to look at.With Francis Ford Coppola...
Zeile Has Hot Bat despite Injury, Absence of Pal Jefferies
When Gregg Jefferies left the Cardinals for the Philadelphia Phillies, there was some concern about how that would affect Todd Zeile. Almost direct opposites, the hyperkinetic Jefferies and the withdrawn Zeile seemed to feed off each other.Besides Jefferies...
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