St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 11, 1996

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22-1 Spree Propels Collinsville at Fontbonne
Collinsville High basketball coach Bob Bone didn't see the need to remind his players they would be facing the defending Missouri state champion Tuesday night."I just told them (West was) a good team," Bone said. Last season, West posted a 30-2 mark...
3rd-Graders Get a Little Course on the Prairie
At Glenridge School in Clayton, Vicki Rose's third-graders dipped feathers and sticks in homemade ink this week to write a class assignment.They made cups from white paper to get water from a jug. They brought their lunches in tin pails, handkerchiefs...
4,000-Acre Annexation Plan Shelved for Further Review
A plan to annex more than 4,000 acres south of Washington in Franklin County has been sent back to committee for further review after getting a cool reaction from many residents in the unincorporated area.The plan would have almost doubled the city's...
4-Wheelers Plow More Than Snow out of Way
A FEW years ago, I was afraid to drive in the snow, so I went out and bought a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Now the only thing I'm afraid of when it snows are other four-wheel-drive vehicles.This is because owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles seem to suffer...
A Change of Fortune for Tesla Trimmed to a Quartet, the Band Plays On
In many ways, the release of Tesla's new greatest hits CD, "Time's Making Changes," represents a crossroads for the Sacramento-based band. It marks the end of the band's first decade, a period that has established Tesla, with its no-frills style of hard...
A Disquieting Lack of Quiet Thanks in Part to Lightweight Construction Materials, Many Homes Are No Havens from Noise
IT'S GETTING harder than ever to hear the sounds of silence.Noise is at an all-time high - in both the types of disturbing sound and the places it comes from, experts say. At the same time, continuing efforts to cut construction costs have made buildings...
Advertiser Appeals Judge's Ruling Blocking Erection of 8 Billboards
Brent Porlier of Porlier Outdoor Advertising is taking Lake Saint Louis back to court.Porlier has filed an appeal in the Eastern Missouri Court of Appeals against St. Charles County Circuit Judge Lucy Rauch's decision regarding eight billboards Porlier...
A High-Energy Blur of Sound and Color
When Tricia Lamb was 4 years old, she was playing on the lawn of her home when she did a one-arm cartwheel. That moment helps account for the next 14 years of her life and helps explain why she was among the 75 girls spending four hours Wednesday...
A Leaner, Meaner Corporate World
If the federal government is to do less, then the private sector will have to do more. But AT&T's stunning announcement on the first business day of 1996 that it would permanently lay off 40,000 employees raises profound questions about the private...
All Drugs Should Be Legal - and Regulated
We have two drug problems: illegal drugs and legal drugs. What this country needs is a comprehensive policy of drug control that allows adults the freedom to choose, but with restrictions and controls that apply to all drugs (including alcohol and tobacco),...
An Election Does Not a Democracy Make
Sunday's presidential elections in Guatemala show just how shallow that country's democratic roots are. On the positive side, the elections themselves were relatively free and fair. A few attempts were made to keep people from the polls. Yet, despite...
Area Real Estate Heats Up
The office leasing market is so good that even the "blue zoo" is filling up, Bruce Pompe of Follman Properties says.Pompe was one of the speakers Wednesday at a breakfast gathering of real estate pros and bankers at the Missouri Athletic Club. The...
As Stunned East Coast Digs out, It Braces for More Snow
Forecasters warned more heavy snow was on the way as the East Coast dug out Wednesday from the worst blizzard in decades.Airport delays remained too numerous to count, many roads remained impassable and frustrated commuters waited hours for trains that...
At the Bottom of the Food Chain What the World Will Taste like When All Food Is Mass-Produced
Surely the most depressing trend of the mid-1990s, war and pestilence aside, is the spread of the massive, worldwide, theme-restaurant chain. You can jet around the world to Hard Rock Cafes in Paris, Rome and Buenos Aires. Hundreds of dollars in air...
Avian Show in the Snow Outshines TV
I hope the television folk won't take offense, but neither cable nor the regular shows on the TV screen have any offerings to compare to the daily show seen through my porch screen. On the snowiest of mornings they gather, in full living color - the...
A Virtual Club Crawl Our Columnist Continues His Pursuit of Local Music on the Web
Last week, I set out to become GET OUT's newest music critic, took a quick detour through Cajun culture and ended up with a recipe for gumbo. For those who participated in that perilous journey, I offer the following public service announcement:The antacids...
Barnes Resigns Job as Speaker Pro Tem; He Cites Need to Mend Democratic Rift
SPEAKER PRO TEM Jim Barnes gave up the No. 2 House job Wednesday, a day after he received a subpoena to testify before a Cole County grand jury.Barnes, a Democrat from Raytown, said he had no clue what the grand jury wanted. "They just want me to show...
Best Bets for the Week of Jan. 11-17
ThursdayER: NBC reruns the show's most controversial and engrossing episode from last season. Dr. Greene (Anthony Edwards) is treating a pregnant woman who seems to have a common ailment. But soon her life--and that of her unborn infant--are in jeopardy....
Bitter Medicine at Regional
Regional Medical Center, set up to provide medical services for the poor, has just shown who really is being hit the hardest by recent health-care initiatives that are supposed to cut medical costs.In the face of a multimillion-dollar deficit, the...
Blues Should Quit Dreaming, Forget Gretzky
The Blues were staggering toward another fan-numbing defeat Tuesday night when broadcasters Ken Wilson and Joe Micheletti alertly switched subjects.They suggested Wayne Gretzky wants out of Los Angeles and that the Blues would love to have him. Rather...
Board Changes Order of Candidates on Ballot
After a heated exchange concerning proper procedures, the Ladue School Board voted Monday to amend the order of candidates listed on the ballot of the April 2 election.Incumbent Nancy Albert, formerly first on the ballot, will appear fourth. Board...
Books on Tape
"CAUSE FOR ALARM"A novel by Eric Ambler (8 1/2 hours, unabridged, Blackstone Audio Books, $12.95 rental, $39.95 purchase)Just before the onset of World War II, British author Eric Ambler wrote four books that established him as the world's premier spy...
Bosnian Mine May Be Site of Mass Murder
THE VAST OPEN-PIT iron mine, the hulks of ore-processing machinery and the bulldozers lie blanketed in snow, but the scene is not abandoned.Outside the gates of the complex, closed for four years, heavily armed soldiers patrol, and land mines block...
Brentwood Group Figures out How to Beat the Crowd
For figure skaters, Wednesday is Prime Time.Some of the area's best skaters and coaches gather weekly at Brentwood Ice Rink for an ice dancing training session. "This is ideal," says Shirley Panu, who coaches two of the young women attending Wednesday's...
Briefs
MISSOURISOUTH COUNTY LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTParties Pick Candidates In Special RaceRepublican and Democratic committees this week selected candidates for a special election March 5 to fill a vacancy in the 100th state representative district in Oakville.John...
Briefs
O.J. SIMPSONUpcoming Infomercial Gives New Alibi, Interviewer SaysA former TV reporter who interviewed O.J. Simpson for a video giving the ex-football star's side of his celebrated murder case says Simpson's version of events "didn't fit with the facts."The...
Briefs
UNIVERSITY CITYCouncil Considers Bill For Sales Tax ReferendumThe University City Council is considering a bill that would ask voters on April 2 to approve a capital-improvements sales tax of one-half of 1 percent.University City would put the revenue...
Bulls Go 18-0 at Home as Jordan Scores 35
Michael Jordan scored 35 points and Scottie Pippen 29 as the Chicago Bulls overcame the ejection of Dennis Rodman to defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 113-87 Wednesday night. Jordan also pulled down 14 rebounds - his high since coming out of retirement...
Campaign Ads Drive Away Voters
The polarization of American politics is not an accident. The uncivil atmosphere of Washington, so evident in the protracted battle of the budget, is not a happenstance.These are direct byproducts of the dominant means of political communication, the...
Cattle Ranchers Facing Worries More Cattle Equals Lower Beef Prices
Jerry Adamson, who's been trucking his cattle down to the National Western Stock Show for about 25 years, worries that 1996 will be more chuck roast than sirloin.Low beef prices and rising production costs are weighing heavily on ranchers like Adamson,...
Check out Some Real-Life Ben Hurs
Got the cabin fever going? Got that closed in, cooped up, claustrophobic, catatonic feeling? Just need to get out of the house?Well, best of luck if you want to see a sporting event this weekend.The Lambs' season is over. The Blues are plowing through...
Chicago Ticket Typos Lead to Anger Here Summonses Go Mistakenly to Distant Drivers
Terry Shake of East Alton hasn't been to Chicago in nearly two decades.But just try telling that to the Windy City's parking enforcement system, which has twice sent him parking tickets he never got, for a car he never owned. "I wasn't up there,...
Christmas Peppers Aren't Always Edible
Q: Are Christmas peppers edible? If so, what color are they when ripe? I received a lovely plant that has white, yellow and red round fruits and handsome green leaves.A: The true Christmas peppers (Capsicum annuum) are closely related to the many vegetable...
Clinton Probably Won't Face Trial in Paula Jones Case before Election
President Bill Clinton is unlikely to face any depositions - much less a trial - in the Paula Jones case before he runs for re-election in November.On Tuesday, a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a president lacks immunity...
College Update: Women
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Freshman forward Denise Simon (Duchesne High) literally has rebounded well from an automobile accident in November. After missing five games, Simon returned against Missouri Western and had 12 rebounds in 16 minutes,...
Containers Need a Cleaning to Be Ready for Spring Use
Protecting and tending to outdoor plant containers is one of the therapeutic tasks of winter - beneficial to pot and gardener alike.Most ceramic or terra cotta pots need protection now. Left outdoors and filled with moist soil, they are bound to crack...
Council Skeptical of Proposal for Sewer District Fee Hikes
Members of the St. Louis County Council were somewhat skeptical last week about plans of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to raise fees for storm-water control.Customers pay 24 cents a month for this work. The district charges all its property...
County Officials Skeptical of Plan for Fee Increases
Members of the St. Louis County Council were somewhat skeptical last week about plans of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to raise fees for storm-water control.Customers pay 24 cents a month for this work. The district charges all its property...
Court Scoffs at Repayment Clause in Law
THE SUPREME COURT appeared ready Wednesday to bar people from using a 20-year-old environmental law to recover money that they spent to clean up hazardous waste on their property.Seeking to interpret the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976,...
Cutting of Trees Irks Agency Billboards Were There First, Company Says
Chuck Wills was aghast at the sight of the once-tall stand of pines that had been lopped in half - to improve the view of a billboard."These were planted in the '60s - Lady Bird Johnson's era," Wills said Wednesday above the roar of rush-hour traffic...
Deflated Millionaire's Attempt to Circle Globe in Balloon Is Costly Flop
Tired, cold, off-course and out of power, an American millionaire landed roughly in a field Wednesday morning, ending his bid to become the first person to circle the Earth nonstop in a balloon.Steve Fossett landed uninjured near Hampton, about 24...
Despite Changes, Drainage Concerns Face Developers
Despite a second trip to the drawing board, the developer of a shopping center and apartment complex at Lindbergh Boulevard and New Halls Ferry Road still faces tough opposition on questions of drainage on the property.Intergroup Corp. plans to develop...
Dishonesty at Work Brews Paranoid Case
A note tacked to a bulletin board in the newsroom of the old St. Louis Globe-Democrat drew many chuckles."Would the person who placed the two-hour call to Paris, France, last Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. please contact the city editor," it said. As far ...
Divorced Dad, Daughter Stay Close over Distance
Dear Abby: You recently published a letter praising divorced fathers who sent child support checks faithfully. Then I saw a letter in your column saying that those fathers were merely doing their legal duty.Well, Abby, what about divorced fathers who...
Donors Ignore College Commissars
Warren Grantham of St. Paul, Minn., has a simple request: "I'd like to be able to send my children to school to get an education, not indoctrination." He was testifying before a congressional subcommittee holding hearings on the Parents Rights and...
Drug, Hormone Therapy May Temper Her Blushes
Dear Dr. Donohue: Help. I sometimes become very hot, and my face gets very red. It is uncomfortable and embarrassing. People ask me what's wrong. It happens if I worry. I am a 54-year-old woman. I have had this about five years. I don't want to be...
Edgar Talks Tough on Casinos State of State Is `Positive', He Says
Illinois is doing well, Gov. Jim Edgar said Wednesday in his state of the state speech, but it could do even better with some tinkering.Edgar said he wants to consolidate seven social agencies into one; lower unemployment insurance taxes on Illinois...
Edwardsville District in Top 100
Edwardsville's public schools, beleaguered in recent years with tax defeats and other problems in building a new high school, got a big vote of confidence this month with a listing in Money magazine's "100 Schools in Towns You Can Afford."Wentzville...
Emergency Officials Press Earthquake Preparedness
Like a giant, slumbering bear, the New Madrid Fault sprawls across the Missouri Bootheel and makes its ominous presence felt throughout Southern Illinois.In the backs of the minds of most area residents are legendary tales of massive earthquakes along...
Ex-Publisher Brings Paper to Internet
Colorful Lake Saint Louis businessman and former newspaper publisher T.L. Wahl has resurrected his defunct weekly newspaper, the Lake Saint Louis Sentinel. But this time it's on the Internet.Wahl, whose Lake Saint Louis-based company markets amateur-produced...
Favre Well Aware of Past as He Leads Pack against Long Odds
The way Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre sees it, the Dallas Cowboys are delighted the Packers are coming to town for the National Football Conference championship showdown Sunday.The Cowboys were expecting their familiar January foe, the San Francisco...
Fee Hikes for Adventure Club Take Hold Next Week
Fee increases of a few dollars a week for Rockwood's preschool and Adventure Club programs will take effect next fall.The increases are to meet salary needs. The programs remain cost competitive, administrators said. Both programs serve children 3...
Fidelity Reveals It Carved Some High-Tech Stakes
One of the biggest bulls on technology stocks has sharply trimmed its stock positions in that sector, compounding the industry's Wall Street woes.Fidelity Investments, the nation's biggest mutual fund company, revealed late Wednesday that it pared...
Filling a Tall Order Role in Edward Albee Play Is a Challenge to Understand
"I hate her, but I like her."So Judith Roberts sums up her attitude toward "A," the 92-year-old woman she plays in "Three Tall Women," Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.There is a lot to hate. The nameless...
Five Easy Pieces Spruce Ups That Look like Makeovers
IF YOUR FAVORITE room could use a makeover, but a quick fix is all your budget allows, take heart. Design cosmetics, deftly applied, can be as dramatic as a room redo. And the best part is, they don't have to cost a bundle.To get your creative juices...
Francis Howell Sweeps Howell North Boys, Girls
Host Francis Howell High made it a clean sweep Tuesday night as both the Vikings and Lady Vikings upended visiting Francis Howell North in a Gateway Athletic Conference doubleheader.The Howell boys won 73-46; the Lady Vikings won 67-49. The victory...
Free Throws Lift Riverview over Hazelwood W
Riverview Gardens used free throws to hang on for a 73-65 basketball victory over Hazelwood West at the sixth annual Fontbonne/Coca-Cola Classic Tournament on Wednesday night.The Rams, 9-3 and No. 7 in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, advance...
Gardens Can Be Rough on Wrists, So Pay Attention to Ergonomics
Carpal tunnel, the distress of computer users, now has reared its ugly head in home gardening, according to a professor at Virginia Tech University.Bonnie Appleton, associate professor of horticulture, says that after she began experiencing "long,...
Gateway Bank Raising $1.36 Million in Capital
LET'S GO TO PRESS! Missouri's only minority-owned bank, Gateway National Bank of St. Louis, will raise $1.36 million for capital, according to its topper, Col. Clifton Gates. Gates said, "We're soliciting a few select corporations for the $1 million...
Gephardt `Skeptical' of Any Budget Deal Voters May Have to Arbitrate, He Says
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt said Wednesday that almost 50 hours of White House budget talks had left him "very skeptical" about the prospects of compromise and that he believes the issues might best be left to voters next fall.Gephardt,...
Guilt Tripping These Video Options Are So Bad They're Good
It's Saturday night and you're planning a quiet date at home. A dinner, some wine and perhaps a video. You go to the store and check out the releases. "Forget Paris?" Forget it. "While You Were Sleeping?" Wake up. "Crimson Tide?" You're sunk. All the...
Harbaugh Knows Only One Way to Play
He's underpaid and underrated. He quarterbacks the Indianapolis Colts, 10 1/2-point underdogs to the Steelers in Sunday's AFC championship game. But if the Steelers underestimate Jim Harbaugh, they could easily find their Super Bowl hopes six feet...
Hear Here
Artistic Oasis</P><P>The Oasis Coffee House offers a tasteful, albeit short-term, fix for cabin fever with a full day of cul-chawed events Sunday.</P><P>At 1 p.m., the Onstage theater company presents a script reading, followed...
Hollywood Hash and Rehash Films for 1996 Will Have a Familiar Ring
What's ahead for movies in this presidential, leap year of 1996? A survey of the coming year's product indicates less expensive action films, a generous supply of comedies and a surprising trend toward classics.Whether such a menu can sustain last year's...
Home Improvement More Males Seek Quality Family Time
Bill Galston quit a high-flying White House post to spend more time with his son. Rayvon Williams found a way to leave work by 4 p.m. and still win two promotions at Tandem Computers in a year.Unlike executives of a generation ago, many ambitious men...
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King
In honor of our culture's penchant for anniversary celebrations, we note that 1996 marks a decade of "official" Martin Luther King Day commemoration.Of course, "official" pertains only to the federal government's recognition of Dr. King's birthday as...
Hostages Beg Passage for Rebel Convoy
Russian troops allowed a convoy of Chechen rebels and 160 hostages to head for Chechnya on Wednesday and then surrounded them as hostages begged the Russians not to shoot. The guerrillas issued an ultimatum: guaranteed safe passage or dead hostages.Local...
Hotels Part of Plan - with Tif Reservation City Funding Sought for I-44, Hwy. 141 Project
Druco Inc. wants to build two hotels, two restaurants and a retail center at the corner of Highway 141 and Interstate 44, if Peerless Park will form a special taxing district to finance improvements at the site. Construction could begin as early as...
Housing Tax Credit's Future Still Uncertain
In a month when many social programs could get lost in Washington's balanced-budget shuffle, backers of the low-income housing tax credit are taking no chances. They have sought assurances from the White House and Congress that this program won't be...
Howard Witsma Is Used to Losing Battles with Corporations
Howard Witsma is used to losing battles with corporations.So when Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. informed Witsma last month that its board had voted to eliminate pensions for directors, he couldn't restrain himself. The Clayton resident made a fist, yanked...
Illini Come Up Short against Michigan
Illinois has been looking for a blue-chip big man for years. It found three of them Tuesday night at Crisler Arena.No. 23 Michigan's game is played at a higher altitude, and it became overwhelming in the second half for No. 21 Illinois and its offense...
Illinois Should Buy Trains from Amtrak, Agency Says
If Illinois wants to keep cross-state trains running, maybe it should buy them, a state agency said Wednesday.Four Downstate Amtrak routes may shut down next month when state money for them runs out. Faced with that possibility, the Illinois Department...
Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners
Israel freed some 800 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, half of them Muslim militants, giving a boost to Yasser Arafat in his presidential campaign for next week's Palestinian elections.The releases, stipulated in the Israel-PLO autonomy agreement...
It's Gonna Blow! Hollywood's Latest Love Affair: Studios and Volcanoes
It was decades ago that David O. Selznick told a screenwriter, "Write whatever you want, as long as there's a love scene and the girl jumps in the volcano at the end."Over the years, audiences have been given movies like "The Last Days of Pompeii" (about...
`Jekyll & Hyde' Is Reminiscent of Other Shows
IF there's one thing you can say for the people behind "Jekyll & Hyde," it's that they must have seen a lot of great musicals.They even tried to build an entire show out of bits and pieces of them. The predictable result: A musical with very little...
Job Had Drawbacks, So Next Choice Was Robbery ; Angry Dishwasher Charged in Galleria Carjacking
Police say a dishwasher for a restaurant in the Saint Louis Galleria told them he decided impulsively that instead of going to work Tuesday he would rob and kidnap a young woman on the mall's parking lot.Jermaine Robinson, 22, was charged Wednesday...
Johnson May Get $3 Million a Year with Dolphins
Don Shula's old office won't stay vacant long. Jimmy Johnson moves in today.Johnson is the new coach of the Miami Dolphins, his mother told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Allene Johnson, speaking by telephone from her home in Port Arthur,...
Johnson Set for Multimillion Deal with Dolphins
Jimmy Johnson's legend will continue to flourish today when he becomes the Dolphins' head coach. Seven years after replacing Hall of Famer Tom Landry in Dallas, Johnson will replace future Hall of Famer Don Shula.Johnson's mother, Allene Johnson, told...
Johnsons' Law Five Generations Share Tradition of Careers in the Legal Profession
When P.K. Johnson V became an assistant St. Clair County state's attorney in Belleville last October, he was carrying on a father-to-son legal tradition dating back more than a century.Illinois Supreme Court records show that the first of five successive...
Jump-Starting St. Louis Hip-Hop Local Lawyer Provides Showcase for Area and National Acts
Reginald A. Greene is a lawyer at a large St. Louis law firm, but his spare-time activities are beginning to make an impact on the local hip-hop scene.Greene, 27, is the man behind a series of music shows, dubbed "Raw Flava" events, taking place at the...
Keenan Hot but Fuhr Ho-Hum about 'Snub'
Although Al MacInnis joined Brett Hull on the Western Conference All-Star team, Mike Keenan spoke not of the two stepkids who made it, but of the adopted son who didn't.Goalie Grant Fuhr. "Grant got snubbed," Keenan said without prompting, as associates...
Labatt Hits A-B Ice Beer Ads Says They Belittled Patented Method
Forced to play catch-up in the ice beer business, Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. unleashed a $75 million onslaught of advertising to crush competitors, a lawyer for Labatt Breweries argued Wednesday.Labatt's lawyer, Byron Gregory, told three judges from...
Lambert Readies for Graves Project $1 Million Allotted to Start Court Battle
The Lambert Airport Commission earmarked $1 million Wednesday to begin the court battle to remove 9,000 bodies from a cemetery east of the runways.A court must approve the removal of bodies under these circumstances. In all, Lambert expects to pay...
Lewis W. Spitz, 100; Wastheology Professor Here
Professor Lewis W. Spitz, a former professor of theology at Concordia Seminary, died Monday (Jan. 8, 1996) at Delmar Gardens South nursing home after a brief illness. He was 100. Professor Spitz was born July 31, 1895, in Minden, Neb. He graduated...
Local GI All Set for Visit from President amid Mud, He's Kept One Uniform Clean
Army Spc. Curt Talbot of St. Louis has set aside something special for President Bill Clinton - his last set of clean fatigues.Like most of the 2,000 Americans at this headquarters base, Talbot, 25, must wear grimy fatigues (called "BDUs," for "battle...
Love Scenes Not All Hugs and Kisses
Everybody who has ever done one will tell you that those sizzling love scenes in the movies are agonizing to execute.The crew is standing around watching, the lights are hot and each actor must be constantly vigilant about whether his shadow is falling...
Mayor Threatens to Veto Bill for Private Streets
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen has approved a bill leading to a policy for maintenance of private streets, but Mayor Diane Hertlein is threatening to veto the measure.The difference of opinion was the latest in a series involving the mayor,...
Moberly Lawyer Is New Speaker Democrat Gaw Seen as Reformer
Steve Gaw, a lawmaker with only three years' experience, won the House speaker's job Wednesday when weary Democrats ended seven days of infighting to choose a successor to veteran Bob Griffin.Gaw, a lawyer from Moberly, won a three-way runoff in a closed...
Morning Briefing
Wake Up And Smell The Cheaper CoffeeFolgers Coffee Co. said Wednesday it will lower the wholesale price of its ground coffee in response to falling prices on commodity exchanges. Folgers, a unit of Procter & Gamble, will reduce its wholesale price...
Morning Briefing
FRANK EMMERT JR. said it was miraculous that he survived a plane crash, in part by using a foam, wedge-shaped cheesehead that has become popular headgear at Wisconsin sporting events.Now he's looking for another miracle - tickets to Sunday's National...
Move over, Phil & Oprah
Jim J. Bullock is back in the land of limousines. A long, black one with tinted windows waits for him outside the Channel 30 studios while inside, Jim J. waits to speak with the press about his new talk show.It is good, the former sitcom star says, to...
Mrs. Clinton to Promote New Book
Hillary Rodham Clinton begins a tour Tuesday in Little Rock, Ark., touting "It Takes A Village," her new book on raising children.The book is a compilation of axioms ("Children do not arrive with instructions"), family anecdotes and the experiences...
Music/album Reviews
The Memory Of TreesEnya (Reprise)It's no surprise to learn that Enya's (Eithne Ni Bhraonain) first solo efforts were television scores for the BBC."The Memory of Trees," the third effort from the former singer of the Irish group Clannad, is a set of...
Musical Transformations `Jekyll and Hyde' Tunes Reach for Early Success
During the glory days of Broadway musicals, songs from shows often transcended the stage to gain popular acceptance. Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Gershwin brothers, among others, wrote show tunes that often became radio mainstays.These days, new musicals...
Music Spotlight Talking with la Verne Holliday,
Washington University graduate and announcer and producer for Jazz In The A.M. on WSIE (88.7 FM). Her show can be heard from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.How did you get started at WSIE?I was going to graduate school at the University of Southern...
NATO Rejects Calls That It Attack Serbs
NATO on Wednesday rejected Bosnian government calls to punish Bosnian Serbs for a rocket attack on a streetcar in Sarajevo.NATO officials said the attack was an isolated incident with no official rebel backing. In the presence of the streetcar driver,...
N.C.-Charlotte Ices Louisville 78-66
Reserve guard Roderick Howard scored 13 of his season-high 22 points in the first half, sparking visiting North Carolina-Charlotte to a 78-66 victory Wednesday night over cold-shooting Louisville in a Conference USA game.N.C. Charlotte (7-5, 1-1 Conference...
Night Moves New Study Links Irregular Hours to Heart Desease
Billie Pawlikowski thought she was having stomach problems."I was drinking a lot of Maalox," recalled Pawlikowski, a nurse at St. Louis University Medical Center. "I had a lot of burning in my chest. I thought it was an ulcer." In fact, she was just...
No Decision on Penalty in Killing of Student
Prosecutors have not determined whether they will seek the death penalty for the Peoria, Ill., man accused of raping and killing a woman in her condominium in Lake Saint Louis in the fall.Michael Shane Worthington, 24, was ordered to stand trial after...
Nomination Failed, but Foster Plays Role Anyway `I'm Doing What I'd Be Doing as Surgeon General'
`HAVE any of you ever been out of Detroit?" Dr. Henry Foster asks three Webber Middle School students, sitting in a newly expanded clinic at their school. One student hadn't.One said he'd been to Canada. Where? "Windsor," he replied.The third told...
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