St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 8, 1996

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Across the Pond: Crowds Thin, Prices Drop in Great Britain
NOW'S THE TIME to head to Great Britain. The summer crowds are gone, the weather is nicer, and the prices have fallen from the summer high season.The folks at the British Tourist Authority have inundated us with new, free brochures and guides to help...
A Golden Night for Television Sunday Evening's Show Looks Back over 50 Years
The Emmy AwardsWhen: 7 p.m. SundayWhere: Channel 30 ***** EACH year, the Emmy Awards honor television's best from the preceding season. This year, the show will honor not one but 50 years of the medium to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the academy...
Americans Love to Hate Government
As we endure the trumpery of the 1996 presidential campaign - has there ever been a greater absurdity in American politics than the parties vying in their devotion to "family values"? - we might think about what we are missing. If a candidate talked...
Andy Benes, Alicea Recognize Feeling of Pennant Race
It's not just the former Oakland Athletics who bring the Cardinals an understanding of how to reach the hallowed ground of October.A year ago, Andy Benes and Luis Alicea were on teams headed for berths in the American League playoffs. Their experiences...
Andy Benes, Alicea Remember Flag Run
It's not just the former Oakland Athletics who bring the Cardinals an understanding of how to reach the hallowed ground of October.A year ago, Andy Benes and Luis Alicea were on teams headed for berths in the American League playoffs. Their experiences...
An Overhaul for City Hall Report Says Government Must Change or City Is Doomed
EFFICIENT government, less bureaucracy and a city that welcomes businesses large and small: These improvements could come to St. Louis if the people approve major changes at City Hall.That is what the members of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on City...
Area Machinist Wants His Real Family Back
Homer Clawson, 43, won't miss his "family.""Not a bit," he said Friday, referring to the International Association of Machinists District 837. "Now, that doesn't mean I'm not devoted to the union, because I am. It means the union family takes a back...
Army Reserve Command Furls Its Colors
Maj. Gen. John E. Scully rolled the colors of the 102nd U.S. Army Reserve Command on their pole Saturday and watched them being put in a sheath on the command's parade grounds at 4301 Goodfellow Boulevard.For the fourth time since the 102nd Infantry...
At the Movies
NEWBogus (PG; 1:45): Whoopi Goldberg takes a sentimental turn as a forgotten foster sister who ends up taking care of a little boy with no parents who has Gerard Depardieu as his imaginary friend. Director Norman Jewison lets the movie unfold without...
Banks Doesn't Get Carried Away by Crowd Chants for His Insertion
Sure, Tony Banks heard the crowd chanting "We want Banks!" last Sunday at the Trans World Dome. In fact, it made his day."I can't lie to you, it got me a little excited," he said. "It's something to call home about. But other than that . . . you've just...
Bert Clark, 91, Got His Fill of Rain and Mud
If there's anyone who could best appreciate the experience of the University of Missouri football team in the frightening, rainy squall that interrupted the season opener at Texas, it would be perhaps the oldest living Tiger gridiron inhabitant.That...
Best Sellers
The week's best-selling books as compiled by Publisher's Weekly:HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Executive Orders," Tom Clancy 2. "Servant of the Bones," Anne Rice 3. "The Last Don," Mario Puzo 4. "The Runaway Jury," John Grisham 5. "Cause of Death," Patricia Cornwell...
Boatmen's Trading Raises Eyebrows
An unusual surge in Boatmen's Bancshares Inc.'s stock in early August - along with massive buying by two prominent Boatmen's directors - is bound to raise eyebrows among government regulators, analysts say.The Securities and Exchange Commission declined...
Boggs Will Hit Top Goal in the Next Few Seasons
The thought first entered Wade Boggs's mind when the ground ball shot past the shortstop into left field for a single.He headed down to first, asked for the ball and basked in the glow of the first hit of his big league career, figuring it would be followed...
Bosnian Schoolchildren Wait for Aid Supplies Rounded Up by Middle School Students Here Sit Stranded
Children at the Saburina School in Bosnia didn't get the paper they needed when school started this year. It is still sitting in a St. Louis warehouse.The efforts of children at Crestview Middle School in Ellisville yielded a 4,000-pound shipment of...
Break Gets Gilbert into the Swing
Of all the names one might have expected to see on the leaderboard entering the final day of the Boone Valley Classic, Gibby Gilbert was not one of them.By his own admission, the Chattanooga, Tenn., native has been somewhat lost in recent weeks, struggling...
Briefs
NATIONWASHINGTONClinton Seeks Chemical Arms Ban President Bill Clinton urged the Senate Saturday to ratify a worldwide chemical weapons ban treaty, saying it would make life harder "for rogue states like Iraq." In his weekly radio address, Clinton told...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUISRoadway Near Lambert Terminal Will Close The baggage claim-arriving flights roadway at Lambert Field will be closed for repairs, starting at 6 a.m. Monday. Services provided there temporarily will be relocated to the roof level of Lambert's...
Bruins Find out Who Is Manning the Helm
The final big play of the game belonged to Peyton Manning, and his 53-yard touchdown pass to Joey Kent with 6:30 remaining gave the No. 2 Volunteers a 35-20 victory over UCLA on Saturday night.Manning, who threw for two TDs and ran for two more, finished...
Businesses Angry over Use of Tif Rival Redevelopment Plan Didn't Need Tax Subsidy
Houston's, a hot chain of 30 mid-priced restaurants, has been eyeing the St. Louis market for nearly two years.But Richmond Heights turned down the chance to get a Houston's, along with a Borders bookstore, a bank branch and a parking garage, from a...
Cadet's Revelation Lands Her in Jail She Is Charged in Killing of Romantic Rival
A dormitory bull session apparently led to the arrest of a Naval Academy midshipman and her fiance, a cadet at the Air Force Academy, in the slaying of a 16-year-old girl in December.According to unidentified Navy sources cited Friday in The (Baltimore)...
Capital Saturated after Fran Potomac Could Rise 10 Feet over Banks
Flooding in the nation's capital in the wake of Hurricane Fran is expected to be more damaging than the storm itself, officials said Saturday.Doug Faris, superintendent of the C&O National Historic Park that borders the Potomac River, said the flood...
Cards Beat Padres for 7th Straight Win, 8-3
Brian Jordan and Bob Tewksbury once played together for the Cardinals. Jordan said he has all the respect possible for Tewksbury.So when he hit a fourth-inning Tewksbury changeup high and deep down the left-field line Friday night, Jordan had to fight...
Casual Talk Exposes Secret of Murderous Lovers' Tryst
On the same day last spring, Diane Zamora and her boyfriend, David Graham, learned that their excellent high school records had won them appointment to the nation's prestigious military academies - Zamora to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Graham to...
Caterpillar Makes Tracks in Tractors Deere Preparing Challenge
John Barrett, a Texas cotton and sorghum farmer, tends to wax evangelical about the rubber-tracked Challenger tractor he bought from Caterpillar Inc.Unlike traditional tractors with tires, he says, his Challenger glides over soggy soil without getting...
Chemistry Lesson: Walsh, Bruce Need Time to Bridge Gaps
Isaac Bruce would be the last one to complain first.Yet the Rams wide receiver, the team's Most Valuable Player in '95, admits reluctantly to some first-hand frustration. After the Rams' 26-16 win over Cincinnati last Sunday, Bruce dressed rapidly and...
Chiefs Gear Up for the Raiders
As the Kansas City Chiefs trotted onto the practice field one day this week, coach Marty Schottenheimer looked suspiciously at a low-flying helicopter buzzing overhead."Is that Al up there?" he asked.He was probably joking. But to everyone involved,...
Child Cancer Cases Grow; EPA Baffled
The Environmental Protection Agency will take a look at why so many children are dying of cancer in the San Joaquin Valley farm town of McFarland.In 1992, after more than five years of testing by local and state health agencies, a team of government...
Christy Martin Becoming Pioneer in Boxing for Women
She is talented, attractive and making a living wage in a field in which almost everyone else is scrambling to break even.Little wonder that Christy Martin, the reluctant heroine of women's boxing, continues to be the gold standard against which an increasing...
Climbing the Ladder Chief Execs Recall What It Was like on Bottom Rung
Just as it's hard to imagine our parents as teen-agers, it's difficult to envision chief executives as nervous youngsters starting their first jobs. Even if they were burger flippers, you can just see them towering over their co-workers or pondering...
Clinton Camp May Ask for Delay of Debate Set for Here
Aides to President Bill Clinton are hinting that they may try to delay the opening presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, scheduled for Sept. 25.On the day before, Sept. 24, Clinton is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly...
Coal Union's Power Shrinking Umwa Represents Less Than Half of Nation's Miners
What's the common bond among workers at a New York gun manufacturing plant, city employees in Gallup, N.M., ambulance drivers in two Ohio towns and clerical workers at a college in Illinois?They're all members of the United Mine Workers of America.The...
Cone"s Second Start Doesn"t Go as Smoothly
David Cone didn't flirt with a no-hitter this time, he got smacked as soon as he took the mound.Cone, who pitched seven no-hit innings earlier in the week in his return from shoulder surgery, gave up three runs and three hits on his first five pitches...
Cone's Second Start Doesn't Go as Smoothly
David Cone didn't flirt with a no-hitter this time, he got smacked as soon as he took the mound.Cone, who pitched seven no-hit innings earlier in the week in his return from shoulder surgery, gave up three runs and three hits on his first five pitches...
`Corporate Insiders' Get Rap from Pols in Boatmen's Sale
CHECKING ACCOUNTS: Democrat Gloria Weber, a Missouri state senate candidate from South County, is among the first pols to attack the pending sale of Boatmen's Bank to an out-of-state superbank. In a letter to supporters this week, Weber writes, "This...
Criminal Record Checks Bypassed in Citizenship Drive
In an election-year push to grant citizenship to 1.2 million immigrants, the federal government mistakenly allowed tens of thousands to become Americans before criminal records checks were done.Immigration and Naturalization Service officials acknowledge...
Darek Rensing Says Unlv Is the Right Spot for Him
St. Louisan Darek Rensing and his University of Nevada-Las Vegas teammates are suffering the repercussions of a recent beer bash by the University of North Carolina soccer team.UNLV was scheduled to open its season Friday night against the Tar Heels...
Debut Grand Enough for Beethoven's 9th
Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony is a work best not squandered on any but the grandest of occasions.On Thursday, as Hans Vonk conducted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for the first time as its new music director, the occasion was ample and sufficient...
Diaper Derby: Companies Vie to Cover Baby Buns
With more than 70 different different sizes and varieties now on the market, diapers are changing so fast that children born a year apart can become toddlers wearing drastically different duds.First it was gender-specific diapers, designed differently...
Dole Pushes Small Business to Back Him He Refers to the Private Sector as `the Thrust of Our Campaign'
Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole appealed to small business for support Saturday, stressing the benefits of his tax-cut plan and citing his opposition to expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act.Government shouldn't be expected to fix all life's...
Ebola Virus Low on List of Threats, Expert Reports
Ebola is a nightmare virus, spreading fast, killing horribly and defying efforts to find a cure. But 20 years since it was first discovered, leading virologists say it's still low on the list of threats to human health."There are much more important...
Elvis Was a Feminist
Dyed hair, diet pills and flashy duds are no bar to being a feminist.Consider that famous feminist, Elvis Presley."The association of Elvis with the women's movement, the revolution, ought to upgrade our estimate of his value in the history of our culture...
Fall Tv: An Early Report Card What Makes the Grade? What Flunks?
WHAT'S the new TV season about?Two words: Rhea Perlman.The ex-"Cheers" barmaid, returning to the small screen in a new sitcom called "Pearl," manages to represent both of fall's big television trends. First, she's one of the familiar faces that TV programmers...
Finding Gold in Colorado the Telluride Film Festival Is Laid-Back but Not Out-Classed by More Well-Known Ones
`ARE there any people with cell phones in the audience?" the young man asked a packed movie theater in this former mining town. Nobody raised a hand."Well, if there are," he said, "please turn them off. Reports from, uh, elsewhere tell us that cell phones...
Fixing the Patio Furniture on a Dog-Day Afternoon
HERE'S A PROJECT for a dog-day weekend in September: Fix up the furniture.The lawn, patio and porch furniture, that is - wood, vinyl, iron or aluminum. Heaven knows it needs some help. It has a habit of getting dirty, rotting out or losing paint.Start...
For Want of a Sticker, Lots of Money and Time Are Lost
Robert Harper's introduction to justice, Cooper County style, didn't come cheap. For not having a rear license plate tag, Harper spent four hours in jail and paid a $53 fine.Add on the time and money the O'Fallon, Mo., resident spent on faxes and long-distance...
Fran Leaves a Lot of Evidence Behind Crops Drowned, Trees Sawed off, Roofs Missing, Trucks Overturned
First, she heard the wind begin to hum like the sound of a distant motorcycle.Then, she heard the trees crack, one at a time, closer and closer to the house.But it wasn't until Dorothy J. Crawford, 76, saw the neighbor's backyard propane tank floating...
Full Circle: Emigre Gives Art to Berlin
In the Berlin of 1936, Heinz Berggruen wisely perceived that Nazi Germany offered a bleak future for a young Jewish journalist.With 10 marks in his pocket (about $3), he emigrated to the United States. Years later, Berggruen moved to Paris and became...
Germany Shines in Twa Dome
Hazelwood East wide receiver Reggie Germany gazed over the green artificial turf of the Trans World Dome. "I hope we're back here in November," he said. "That was fun."Fun? If you were an East football fan Saturday, the festivities at the TWA Dome were...
Graf's Grand Slam Streak Faces Test from Seles
It was not easy. But it was expected.No. 1 Steffi Graf and No. 1 Monica Seles meeting for the title. It has a familiar ring.While the two are co-ranked No. 1 in the world, Graf is the top seed in the U.S. Open, while Seles is seeded No. 2. No matter....
`Happy Fella' Gets Rep's 30th Season off to a Warm, Generous Start
On Friday, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opened "The Most Happy Fella," a small-scale production with a large and generous spirit. It gets the theater's 30th anniversary season off to an intelligent, warm-hearted start.The 1954 Frank Loesser musical...
He Didn't Take Much - Just Her Peace and Hope
IT WAS JUST a month ago that I sat in the visiting room of the Franklin County Jail and talked to Carl Swope. He was talking about the federal charges he's facing in connection with a series of thefts from downtown law offices."I have never stolen from...
Hints on Planning Trip to Spain
SOME TIPS for helping you plan a trip to Andalucia:Getting There: Consider a mixed-media trip. Fly to Madrid; fares are starting at $658 with advance purchase and restrictions, though recently the fare was as low as $428. Check with a travel agent for...
Holyfield Still Waiting for His Shot at Tyson
In his arrogance, it's as if Mike Tyson were staring down from the ring and snarling, "Next."As the World Boxing Council heavyweight champion awaited Saturday night's bout for Bruce Seldon's World Boxing Association title, he knew that Evander Holyfield,...
Hot New Kid on the Block 13-Year-Old Leann Rimes Follows in Some Legendary Footsteps
THERE'S a new kid on the music block, and that's not just an empty expression. The latest young 'un to storm the Billboard charts is country singer LeAnn Rimes. Her debut release "Blue" is a standout in terms of vocal maturity, and it sounds hardly the...
Housewarming Should Be a Show of Hospitality, Not Ploy for Gifts
Dear Miss Manners: I will be moving to a new condo and am thinking of having a housewarming party. My mother says it is not proper to throw your own party in which you ask for gifts; someone should throw one for you.All of my friends, who have held their...
How His Garden Grew Peter Raven's 25 Years at the Missouri Botanical Garden
When Peter Hamilton Raven arrived in St. Louis in 1971 to become director of the Missouri Botanical Garden, it was still very much what most St. Louisans called it - Shaw's Garden.Now, 25 years later, looking very different from the land Henry Shaw cultivated...
Ignoring Truth on Implants in Court $4.25 Billion Settlement Wasn't Based on Evidence
SCIENCE ON TRIALThe Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant CaseBy Marcia Angell 256 pages, W.W. Norton, $27.50 ***** `SCIENCE ON TRIAL" provides an illuminating, fascinating and chilling account of the subordination of scientific...
Illinois' Dangerous Prisons
Illinois' prisons are too old, too crowded and too uncivilized. They have too few guards and too many gang members exerting control. In short, they are extremely dangerous and volatile.The volatility was demonstrated over Labor Day weekend when prisoners...
Imagine George Mcgovern in 1972, Struggling to Get His Democratic
IMAGINE GEORGE MCGOVERN in 1972, struggling to get his Democratic presidential candidacy afloat as President Richard M. Nixon made back-to-back historic trips to Beijing and Moscow.But think of incumbent President Jimmy Carter, too, his hopes for re...
Interest Rates Expected to Drive Stocks
The path of interest rates, always a top consideration of U.S. stock investors when making buy or sell decisions, will take on particular prominence in the days ahead with the release of two key inflation reports.Thursday, the Labor Department will report...
Intersection Dissection Congestion, Speed, Confusion Combine Where Cars Collide
Catching up with the flow of traffic can be a hairy proposition where Highway 47 meets Highway 100 in Washington, Mo.The intersection is home to a Wal-Mart, a Schnucks, a strip mall and a string of fast-food restaurants. It's congested, with only two...
Iraqi Attack Broke Up CIA-Funded Operation Dissidents Say U.S. Abandoned Friends
The Iraqi military's recent takeover of a city controlled by independent Kurdish groups has crushed a covert CIA operation aimed at overthrowing Saddam Hussein, according to U.S. officials and Iraqi dissident sources.The destruction of the headquarters...
It's Raiders Week as Chiefs Gear Up
As the Kansas City Chiefs trotted onto the practice field one day this week, coach Marty Schottenheimer looked suspiciously at a low-flying helicopter buzzing overhead."Is that Al up there?" he asked.He was probably joking. But to everyone involved,...
Katzenmoyer Has Famous Ohio St. Number
No one has dared take on the legend of the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner and wear Archie Griffin's No. 45 after he graduated from Ohio State in 1975.Until Saturday.Not only will Andy Katzenmoyer become what is believed to be the first linebacker...
Key House Votes / Key Senate Votes
KEY HOUSE VOTESCOMMAND OF TROOPS: The House curbed, 299-109, a president's power to deploy U.S. troops under U.N. command. In part, the bill calls for 15 days notice that deployment serves the national interest. A yes vote supported the bill. (HR 3308)MISSOURI...
Key Strikeout Helps Astros Topple Rockies
Andres Galarraga, who earlier hit his league-leading 41st home run, struck out with runners on second and third to end the game Saturday as the Houston Astros held off Colorado Rockies 5-4.The Rockies, struggling to stay in playoff contention, lost their...
Lawmakers Question Disaster Spending Some Funds Go to Fix Golf Courses, Marinas
1996, Scripps Howard News Service WASHINGTON - The federal government has spent more than $268 million in disaster funds replacing blown-down trees on golf courses, restoring yachting marinas and repairing horse trails, lawmakers say."Golf courses, horse...
Letter on Communion Stirs Up Tempest
Dear Ann Landers: I was raised to respect all religions, but the Catholics I've known since childhood always gave the impression that they believe theirs is the only true faith. Now the issue of communion comes up in your column, and it's more of the...
Looking Back 25 Years
Here are some of the changes at the Missouri Botanical Garden during the 25 years of Peter Raven's directorship:1977 The Japanese Garden, inspired by a proposal of the Japanese American Citizens' League, is completed. Covering 14 acres, including a 4.5...
Making Magic Designer Show House Is a Study in Metamorphosis
HELEN COSTELLO practically got her Ph.D. in metamorphosis this summer.For more than a year she's studied, scheduled and cajoled the designers and artists who've re-decorated 27 spaces in a three-story mansion at 4 Hortense Place, in the Central West...
Managed Care Causes Drop in Physician Pay
After years of climbing salaries, physicians are seeing their earnings drop, in large part because managed care has worked to control costs."This is a remarkable turnaround," said Carol Simon, an economics professor at the University of Illinois and...
Marv-Elous Bills' Levy to Be Honored by Team
Marv Levy is going to be enshrined with the Buffalo Bills' elite this weekend, somehow finding a place in team history with Jack Kemp and O.J. Simpson.Anyone who has spent a few minutes with the head coach knows he could not be more different than either...
Mathews Isn't Cardinals' Closer, but He Passes Test, Gets Closer
T.J. Mathews isn't the Cardinals' closer. Yet.But if he does succeed Dennis Eckersley as the man for most save situations, then memories such as the eighth inning Saturday will pay enormous dividends.Mathews relieved starter Donovan Osborne with the...
Mcdonnell Deal Offers Version of Job Security Union Officials Unhappy, but Will Leave the Vote to Machinists' Members
McDonnell Douglas Corp. is offering a kind of job security to the striking International Association of Machinists, sources familiar with the deal say.It remains unclear whether the offer is enough to satisfy the union.The union struck McDonnell June...
Medically, Time to Take off Gloves
WE HERE at the Bureau of Medical Alarm hope you had a restful, carefree, fun-filled summer. But before you get back into "the swing of things" for fall, we'd like to take just a moment to remind you that practically everything can kill you.At the moment,...
Missouri's Votes Will Be Fought over Presidential Candidates Planning Frequent Visits to This Key Swing State
BILL'S COMING back, and Bob's likely to follow.If you live in Missouri, you may feel like you're on a first-name basis with President Bill Clinton and Republican Bob Dole by the time the election on Nov. 5 rolls around.If all goes according to plan,...
Money-Laundering Problem Detailed
Despite a crackdown by the U.S. government, vast amounts of cash from illegal drug profits continue to cross the Southwest border for laundering through Mexico, the Clinton administration says.Officials from the Treasury, Justice and State departments...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
You don't just fall out of a turnip truck and become "Mr. Universe" in the hypercompetitive World Natural Body Federation.No sir. First, you have to add about 110 pounds of muscle to your body in attractive proportions. Then, as titlist EDDIE HERNANDEZ...
Mourners Let Life of `Ike' Davis Speak for Itself
There were no eulogies at the short, simple funeral service for Ilus "Ike" Davis, the former mayor of Kansas City who died Wednesday of Parkinson's Disease at the age of 79."A eulogy hardly seems necessary," the Rev. R. Robert Cueni of Country Club Christian...
New Players Represent Another Step for Wtt
As World TeamTennis begins its 16th season Monday, the league measures its progress in little steps.This year's little step: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and John McEnroe.Sanchez Vicario gives WTT the kind of star attraction it so badly needs - a highly ranked...
New Vistas Scenic Stretch to Finish off 185-Mile Part of Katy Trail
KATY TRAIL users will have new vistas to explore by the end of the month.Missouri on Sept. 29 will open a 45-mile section from Treloar to Mokane, meaning a biker or hiker can get on the trail at St. Charles and travel 185 miles to Sedalia.And the new...
Nittany Lions Trip Louisville Behind Rb Enis
Curtis Enis rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown as No. 7 Penn State took an early 21-point lead and held off stubborn Louisville 24-7 Saturday at State College, Penn.The Nittany Lions (2-0) scored off a blocked punt and set up another touchdown by recovering...
No. 1 Huskers Get Defensive, Drop Spartans
Linebacker Mike Minter intercepted two passes - scoring a touchdown and setting up another - as top-ranked Nebraska began its bid for a third consecutive national championship with a 55-14 victory over Michigan State.The Cornhuskers' offense gained 298...
No Need to Weep over Meringue Pie
Dear Martha: I have a problem every time I make a lemon meringue pie. After the pie sits for about an hour, it weeps a clear liquid.I've tried everything to prevent this: cooking it longer, using less sugar, using less cream of tartar. Nothing works....
No Offense, but East St. Louis Beats Sumner 12-6
East St. Louis High School football coach Terry Hill was soaking wet after his team beat Sumner 12-6 on Saturday afternoon at Clyde C. Jordan Stadium. His players had doused him with a cooler of water."They must have seen that I was real mad and hot,"...
No Road Map to Self-Fulfillment James Hillman Examines the Process of Becoming
THE SOUL'S CODEBy James Hillman334 pages, Random House, $23.00 ***** IN HIS LATEST book, prolific psychologist James Hillman chooses as his thesis "great oaks from little acorns grow." The question he explores in "The Soul's Code" is how the acorn becomes...
Notes & Calendar
NOTEBOOKCorrection: The dove hunting season in Illinois closes Oct. 14 and reopens Nov. 2-17. Incorrect dates were given in this space last weekend.A toll-free hotline with information on the peak autumn colors is being provided by the U.S. Forest Service....
Odometer Tampering Is on the Upswing
Odometer tampering, the bane of used-car buyers, has increased sharply in the last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration."We're just swamped with work," said Richard Morse, chief of odometer fraud investigation for the...
Old Lamps Light Up Collectors' Eyes
ELECTRIC LAMPS were first made in the late 19th century. At first they were designed to look like candlesticks or kerosene lamps.With the advent of electric lamps, lighting changed rapidly. People placed table lamps in many parts of a room. They used...
One-Act Festival: Appetizer Bites of Serious Theater
IF theater is a banquet, maybe the St. Louis One-Act Play Festival could be considered the salad bar.After all, the festival offers a lot of different "dishes," set out in portions small enough to savor.The Higher Education Center of the St. Louis Theatre...
One of 3 Americans Poised to Win Title of Indy Car Champ
The PPG Indy Car World Series championship will be decided with Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca Raceway in northern California.Three drivers have a shot at the championship. To the delight of the Championship Auto Racing Teams board...
Osborne Slams Padres Homer Propels Cards to Eighth Win in Row
This has been an interesting year in the life of pitcher Donovan Osborne."Hit by a car, thrown in jail . . ." Osborne reminisced.Picked up his career-high 12th victory for the Cardinals on Saturday with an 8-3 triumph over the San Diego Padres. Established...
Oven Holds the Secret to House of India's Success
Satish Kumar, Suresh Khurana and Baldev Raj are natives of India, lifelong restaurant men and adventurous. Having worked in various Indian restaurants in India and around the United States, their goal was to open their own restaurant. Where, it didn't...
Patriarch Refuses to Meet Pope Meeting with Head of Russian Church Was Never Officially Announced
It was supposed to have been a moment heavy with symbolism and history, a crack in an ancient wall dividing East and West in Europe.But when Pope John Paul II arrived here Friday to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of one of Christendom's oldest monasteries,...
Patronage Politics Via the Tax Code
Where is the Democratic Party headed, and where is it taking the rest of us? The best answer can be found in President Bill Clinton's acceptance speech, which lays out a new strategy for the Democratic Party, one that has been underappreciated by the...
Pennant Fever? You Can Take That to the Bank
MOMENTS into Friday night's ballgame at Busch Stadium, Cardinals right fielder Brian Jordan raced in to make a sliding catch of a sinking liner.Andrew N. Baur jumped, yelled and pumped his fist. Frederick O. Hanser stood and cheered. William O. DeWitt...
Police Interrupt Kevorkian's Counseling but Fail to Stop Suicide
Dodging police efforts to stop him, Dr. Jack Kevorkian Saturday afternoon assisted in the suicide of a 60-year-old California woman, his lawyer said.Kevorkian drove the body of Isabel Correa, of Fresno, Calif., to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak,...
Pope's Ailment Is Unidentified Aside from Intestinal Illness, Spokesman Says Pontiff's Health Is Fine
An intestinal illness that has struck Pope John Paul II twice in the past seven months remains unidentified, his spokesman said Saturday.The spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, added that the pontiff remains basically healthy and plans to make plenty of...
Public Property Defaced
Billboard lovers have been on tenterhooks for almost eight months, wondering whether the state would force the Billboard Dome downtown to remove two of the nine advertising signs that grace the roofline of the structure. They can relax now because the...
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