St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 15, 1997

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2 Protest Developer's Push for Office Where House Sits
Two Clarkson Valley residents have complained to Mayor Scott Douglass about the efforts of William L. Meyer, president of Cutter and Company Investments, to rezone property on which a century-old house sits.Douglass recently received two letters from...
After Elbow Heals, Hornak Shoulders Load at NC-Greensboro
At the beginning of the softball season, Christine Hornak's father advised her to ease into the action because she had been redshirted the year before with an injury to her pitching elbow.Circumstances, however, dictated otherwise for the North Caro...
Agency Calls '50S Spraying Here Harmless
The National Research Council says the chemicals that the Army sprayed on St. Louis and other North American cities as part of secret tests in the 1950s posed no threat to civilians.Congress had bucked the question to the council, which released its...
Agency Cuts Costs by Blocking Aid for the Disabled
Forget what the law says when deciding who receives disability benefits, the Social Security Administration has told its administrative law judges. Just do what we tell you to do.In a brutal cost-cutting scenario eerily reminiscent of the early 1980...
Agency Helped Doomed College School Helped Single Mothers, So U.S. Went an Extra, Costly Mile
The Education Department bent its rules to keep a financially doomed college afloat despite losses that cost the government millions of dollars, an internal report says.Education Secretary Richard Riley and top aides bowed to repeated intervention by...
Album Reissues
Silver Eagle Cross CountryVern Gosdin (Silver Eagle)One of the great and underappreciated stylists of country music, Vern Gosdin suffered for a time because his discography had largely fallen out of print. Happily, Vern has been the subject of a number...
Alien Weed Endangers Missouri Crops
Crops and native plants across Missouri could be at risk because of an alien species of weed with a propensity for taking charge.Garlic mustard, formally alliaria petiolata, has European origins and has long been a troublemaker in the East. Now it is...
Alive and Jumping Black Dance USA Celebrates 11 Years of Workshops and Performances
While watching a performance in New York during a festival called Black Dance America, DeBorah Ahmed became inspired to create a celebration of black dance for St. Louis.Eleven years later, Black Dance USA has outgrown its original home at Washington...
Americans Lack Courage, Simon Says
Former senator, now Professor Paul Simon says Americans have it good, want it to stay that way and generally lack the courage to make hard decisions.Sacrifice is what's needed, he said in Clayton on Wednesday night.Despite our gripes, taxes are low,...
Around the Links
PGA TOURByron Nelson Classic* Site: Irving, Texas. * Schedule: Today-Sunday. * Course: TPC at Las Colinas (6,899 yards, par 70) and Cottonwood Valley (6,846 yards, par 70). * Purse: $1.8 million. * Winner's Share: $324,000. * Television: USA (Today-Friday,...
Ask a Grownup: Preschool Needs Help E. St. Louis Facility Seeks $700,000 to Build New Center
The children's smiling faces and happy voices reflect what Uni-Pres Kindercottage is all about.Like most preschoolers, these children show lots of enthusiasm and energy when they're learning things with others their age - from 2 through 5.They're also...
Astronaut Bound for Mir Used to Getting Left Behind
NASA astronaut Michael Foale is counting on his boyhood experiences to get him through the long days awaiting him aboard the Russian space station Mir.His father was a Royal Air Force officer in Britain, so the family moved every few years. Also, Foale...
A Town's Tragedy Dupo Rallies to Show Support after Popular Athlete Paralyzed
The Dupo High baseball team was boarding a bus for its trip to Valmeyer when coach Rich King noticed center fielder Mark Birlew hobbling to the door."He was limping," King said. "I asked him, `How are you going to play limping around like that?' "King...
Auditions & Announcements
Missouri Kids: Open to all performers ages 3 through high school seniors. Membership regional competitions: Saturday in Columbia. For more info, call 1-800-377-8117.Family Musical Theater: Auditions for "Mame" 6:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday at St....
Baffert Expects Different Kind of Charm in Preakness
Bob Baffert doesn't expect Silver Charm to duplicate his Kentucky Derby performance.This does not mean, however, the trainer is conceding the Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday."I can't see him running the same race he did in the Kentucky Derby, b ut he...
`Beautiful' Is Any Size. Experiment and Go `Wow'
FOR PAT WIEBE, her grandmother's words from long ago still resonate. "Honey," she told her, "if you wear a swell dress, you'll have a swell time."Looking swell indeed in a mint green, sueded silk pantsuit this day, Wiebe is deep into what she acknowledges...
Belfast Loyalists Blamed in Violence Churches Condemn Protestant Extremists
Northern Ireland's pro-British paramilitary groups are accused of an escalating series of often deadly shootings and bombings.But the pro-British groups have not claimed responsibility for any of the attacks. They must maintain at least the appearance...
Best Bets for the Week of May 15-21
FridayGreatest hits: Performing some of its best pieces from the `70s, `80s and `90s, the Mid America Dance Company celebrates its 20th anniversary with two shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the St. Louis University High School Performing Arts Center,...
Black Dance USA Workshops
Renee "Nahgeree" Sutton conducts 10 workshops on traditional West African dance. She is a native St. Louisan and co-founder of Dingbaya Children's Dance Company and artistic director of Ballet Jiki.Workshop times: For youth and adults, Saturday, May...
Board Members Argue; One Quizzes Teachers, Shouts Down Responses
Members of the Northwest School Board have accused one another of having private agendas and not working for the good of the district.Board member Sherrie Werner said most of the board was inexperienced and needed to learn how to operate. President Janet...
Bonilla Breaks Loose as Marlins Slam Braves
Bobby Bonilla hit a grand slam, his first homer in 49 games, to highlight a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night that carried visiting Florida to an 11-5 victory over Atlanta in a matchup of the top teams in the NL Eastern Division.Bonilla, whose last...
Briefs
CLAYTON-TAMMPolice Officer Will Speak On `South Side Rapist'St. Louis police Lt. Mary Warnecke will answer questions about the "South Side rapist" during a Clayton-Tamm Neighborhood Association meeting at 7:30 tonight at St. James The Greater Catholic...
Briefs
THE NATIONNEW MEXICOSplit Vote Puts Conservative In Office A congressional seat in New Mexico that has been held by one Democrat since its creation in 1982 went to a conservative Republican minister, in part because of a strong finish by a third-party...
Budget Deal Nears Completion as Senate Panel Prepares Plan
Sen. Pete Domenici, Senate Budget Committee chairman, prepared a budget-balancing plan Wednesday that envisions $212 billion in savings on the way to eliminating deficits by 2002.His preparations mean that a deal between President Bill Clinton and C...
Bulls Sharp, but Jackson's Future Hazy
Phil Jackson says his Chicago Bulls are distraction-proof, and he's doing his part to prove it.Even as Jackson mulls offers to coach other teams - published reports Wednesday said the Orlando Magic are the latest, most serious, suitors - the Bulls look...
Call from Cardinals Was Quite a Shock
Mike Gulan was on the eighth hole of an 18-hole round of golf at a Louisville, Ky., country club Tuesday afternoon when a cart rolled up and someone told him he'd had a telephone call."He said you just got a call from a lady who said you were going to...
Cards Win Comes from Bottom Up End of Lineup Is Tops as Losing Streak Snapped at 4
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was desperate for a victory. Still, he took a chance on starting three rookies with a total of three big-league hits Wednesday night.Micah Franklin, Mike Gulan and Mike Difelice had had three hits among them - all by Difelice....
Cat on the Edge Bobcat Goldthwait Seems a Little Crazy. Is It Just an Act?
Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait's descent into a screaming, stuttering, twitching, frothing-at-the-mouth bundle of neuroses evolved from his stint as a punk-rock bassist, where his off-kilter babbling between songs led to the idea of standup.Inspired by Steve...
Cause to Pause There's More in Abstract Lithographs Than First Meets the Eye
This exhibit of Karel Appel lithographs and Richard Manlin sculpture at the Kodner Gallery lends credence to the adage about first perceptions -- often, they are definitely wrong.Appel, a Dutch artist of some renown and now in his late 70s, created this...
Census Sampling Draws Partisan Fire Gop Says Method Will Aid Democrats
In 1990, the government spent $2.6 billion on the national census and then quickly admitted that it missed about 4 million residents - mostly poor people, minorities, the less educated and urban dwellers.Now a plan by the Bureau of the Census to use...
Classical & Popular Music
CLASSICALCathedral Concert, 12:30 p.m. today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th and Locust sts., 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Bach and Borowski. Free.Adult Guitar Orchestra, 8 p.m. F, St. Louis Symphony Community Music Sch ool,...
Clobbering in '80S Changed Farmers
In the late 1980s, farmers going bankrupt seemed as common as Willie Nelson appearing at the Illinois State Fair to promote Farm Aid.Though the '90s have proven fruitful for the state's farmers, "all remember the pain," said Ron Friend, president and...
Coast-to-Coast Killer Eludes FBI Fearful Friends Go into Hiding in Aftermath of Three Deaths
Last month, Andrew Cunanan said he was leaving San Diego to take care of some business in Minneapolis. Now, a former lover and three other men are dead in his wake, friends are in hiding and Cunanan seems to be a step ahead of a nationwide hunt.As police...
Colyer Hurls Zumwalt S. to Gac Championship
The Fort Zumwalt South High baseball team put it all together Wednesday afternoon."We didn't do anything today that we didn't think we were capable of doing all season. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come for us," Bulldogs coach John Dunkman...
Come to Papa's Brentwood Eatery Earns Its Word-of-Mouth Raves with Italian Flair and Attention to Quality
Some restaurants are lucky enough to have a buzz. Their reputation reaches a kind of critical mass where everyone seems to mention them.Lately, for me at least, Frank Papa's of Brentwood has entered that category. I kept hearing over the past few months...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSMilitary Collectors Show, 5-9 p.m. F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sa, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Su, Jefferson Barracks County Park, Grants Shelter, S. Broadway at Kingston Dr., 638-6505. Sponsored by Gateway Military Historical Society. $4, children...
Computer Dictation System Designed to Ease Officers' Paperwork, Boost Policing
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will begin using a computer dictation system next month that enables officers to dictate their police reports instead of writing them.Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer said the system will eliminate paperwork and...
Concert Previews
Bobgoblin, 9 tonight at the Hi-PointeBobgoblin is to power-pop what Man Or Astroman? is to surf music. The act uses `50s radio sound bites and has constructed a little politically correct fantasy bio, which has the quartet joining the Black Market Party...
Cormier to Have Surgery, Probably Finished This Year
Pitcher Rheal Cormier will have an operation on his sore left elbow, and his season probably is finished, the Montreal Expos lefthander said Wednesday.Cormier, 30, a former Cardinals pitcher, will have arthroscopic surgery in Birmingham, Ala., to determine...
Counting and Measuring for New Dressing Room
Q: I want to convert a seldom-used guest room into a dressing room. The space has a window and two doors, one of which leads to the bath and the other to our bedroom.Can you give me some pointers on planning the conversion so that the dressing room will...
Crash Course `Shock' TV Spots Aimed at Rail Crossing Safety
On screen, the teens laugh and joke in their car as they wait for the train to pass. It does, and they pull out - into the path of another locomotive on a second track. The camera pulls back to show the car being battered violently along the track.It's...
Dad, Son Who's Feeling Slighted Must Reconcile
Dear Ann Landers: A few months ago, I purchased a used computer from my son and have learned to use it. My son and I have not always had the best of relationships, but things had been peaceful recently.Several days ago, I explored a file and efwas disturbed...
Day by Day
FRIDAYICE SHOW - "Skatin' Across the USA" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road, St. Peters. More than 150 Rec-Plex skating students ages 3 through adult will perform. Tickets for resident privilege card holders...
Deaths Elsewhere
L. JEFFREY SELZNICK, 64, a film and television producer whose family has been involved in the business almost from the beginning of Hollywood, died Monday (May 12, 1997) of a heart attack in Los Angeles.In 1989, Mr. Selznick and his brother, Daniel,...
Deceased Cat Receives a First-Class Sendoff
THERE used to be two ways to bury pets: Burial at sea and burial in the backyard.My family stood solemnly alongside the commode while Mom flushed Goldie the Goldfish. "Now she's returned to the sea," Mom said, and I believed her.Backyard funerals were...
Deep Blue Intelligence - and Ours
A computer has finally triumphed over a human being - at chess. It is a complex game, but fundamentally a mathematical one, the precise field in which computers excel over humans in both speed and accuracy. It was bound to happen.World chess champion...
Disciplined Judge Keeps Mcveigh Trail under Control
Before taking charge of perhaps the most important trial in America, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch rode a bus into Denver each morning so he could do paperwork on his way to the courthouse.At bar association conventions, it is Matsch's habit to...
District May Ask Voters to OK Tax Increase to Relieve Deficit
The Ritenour School District will have a deficit of $1.1 million for the next school year and expects to make a decision soon on whether to seek voter approval of a tax increase.A closed meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the board's mee...
Down the Aisle: Peach Sets the Date in August
WEDDING BELLS: Former St. Louis Circuit Attorney George Peach will marry former Channel 5 marketer Marie McGlynn on Aug. 23 at the Lemp Mansion House. McGlynn is currently local sales manager for WKYC-TV in Cleveland. Peach expects to move from an executive...
Drum Roll: Fife and Drum Corps Marches On
The 12 young members of the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps of St. Charles are a dedicated group. However colorful and authentic, their wool costumes can be scratchy and hot. The youngsters, ages 11 to 17, attend practice every week even as less-demanding...
Dying Girl's Cries Again Fill Court in Mother's Case Murder Tapes Seem to Stun Jurors
Tina Isa's shrieks of terror and pain filled a courtroom Wednesday in the case of her mother, who held tissues to her face as she, jurors and spectators listened to the gruesome, tape-recorded sounds of her daughter being murdered.The mother, Maria Isa,...
Edison Family Pursues Own Plan to Reorganize
The founding family of Edison Brothers Stores Inc. is working on a last-minute proposal that could lead to a new reorganization plan for the company's emergence from bankruptcy.Peter Edison, who was an officer and director of Edison until he left th...
Elderly Mom's Narcotic Need Is Not Addiction
Dear Abby: This is in response to "Concerned Daughter," whose elderly mother is being prescribed narcotic medication.The daughter indicates that the narcotics were prescribed for "aches and pains." Generally speaking, narcotics are not prescribed for...
EPA to Allow Smoke Screens but Agency Is Wary of Proposal by Army
The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that it will not take steps to block a plan to move a smoke screen training program to Fort Leonard Wood, although the agency said it still had concerns about the risks to human and animal health.In...
Errors of Their Ways Bring Lindenwood Season to End
The Lindenwood College baseball team simply couldn't get over the hump.In the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament played last weekend at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., the Lions weren't able to get past Benedictine (Kan.) College.In...
Eviction Process Goes beyond Notice from the Landlord
Q: I'm behind on my rent, and my landlord just gave me a five-day notice to pay or he will kick me out. My neighbor told me that I have to be sued in court before I have to leave, and that if we go to court - even if I lose - I will get two weeks to...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
FAMILY STUFFDrop a line: Fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" will remember the image of Sheriff Andy and his son, Opie (what a name, huh?), walking with fishing poles in hand for a leisurely morning of angling and bonding. Even if you don't remember the...
Farmers Market Is Tops in Freshness, Taste Vegetables, Livestock, Crafts Are Big Draws
Mother's Day shoppers left the East Central Missouri Farmers Market in Silex on Saturday carrying baskets of flowering plants, made-to-order necklaces and bracelets, and cakes and cookies to add to their next-day's feast.Phyllis Klober of Silex received...
Fashion Magazine Gives Real Women a Wish List, Instead of a Guilt Trip
IF LIFE WERE more like high school, fashion could afford to act as if half the female population didn't exist, just the way cheerleaders with streaked hair, cute figures and good social skills have historically ignored classmates with bad haircuts, baby...
FDA Nears Approval of New Fat-Fighting Pill
The first anti-obesity drug that does more than merely suppress appetite moved a step closer to the market Wednesday. Government advisers recommended approval of a pill that blocks the absorption of almost a third of the fat people eat.But scientists...
Filing Bankruptcy May Be Wrong Idea for Some Debtors
Q: I have many debts I can't pay because I've been laid off from work. The bill collectors are driving me crazy.I talked to a lawyer about filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but he told me I shouldn't file because I was "judgment-proof." He tried to explain...
Fire Board Reviews Sale of Firehouse Meanwhile, Planning Panel Considers Auto Repair Shop Already Proposed for Site
Directors of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District today are expected to consider canceling the sale of a firehouse at Olive Boulevard and Fernview Drive.But the St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday on a developer's...
Fire in Elderly Care Home Kills Nine, Leaves Seven Hospitalized Some Couldn't Escape despite Smoke Alarms
A fire discovered after townspeople heard a "poof" engulfed a home for the retarded and the elderly Wednesday, killing nine residents.The fire broke out late Tuesday at Country Manor Personal Care, a two-story, wood-frame home where 21 people in their...
Firm Pulls out of Plan to Build Private Prison
The Corrections Corporation of America has withdrawn its proposal to open a $50 million, 1,500-bed private prison in East St. Louis.The decision, made public Wednesday, came as a blow to many city officials, including Mayor Gordon Bush, who had been...
Four for the Stanley Cup
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALColorado (49-24-9) vs. Detroit (38-26-18)* Season Series: Avalanche 3-1 (2-0 at home, 1-1 road). * How They Got Here: Avalanche beat Chicago in six games and Edmonton in five; Detroit beat the Blues in six and swept Anaheim....
Fresh Start Lopez Strikes Balance between Motherhood and Competitive Play
After living in the past for so long, Nancy Lopez has come back to the present.The dedicated mother, the frustrated baseball wife proved once more, with her victory at the recent Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, that she can be the one to beat in a...
From New Life, `First Gift' Gives Others Hope
Two obstetricians at St. Joseph Hospital West have received certificates of merit from Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for participating in a program that many believe is an alternative to expensive and painful bone marrow transplants."The First...
Front-Load Washers Beat Top-Loaders
Q: I need to replace my old clothes washer and am considering a super-rinse front-loading design. I have allergies, and my skin is sensitive to detergents. Are these designs miserly on water and energy? - D.S.A: Front-loading washers are heads above...
Gallery Listings
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSArt Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Gallery 337: "Currents 70: Tom Friedman" features recent sculpture, drawing, and photography from this native St. Louisian (through June 8). In Gallery 202: "Italian Illuminated...
Gardening"s Benefits Go beyond Beauty
We all agree that gardening makes the world a more attractive place. But there are other benefits to this favorite hobby than the creation of gardens.Barbara Barnette, president-elect of the National Council of State Garden Clubs, enumerated some of...
Gop Senator Certain of Votes to Defeat Rival Abortion Bill
The Senate plunged into an emotional debate Wednesday on Republican legislation to ban certain late-term abortions, and a leading sponsor expressed confidence that the votes were secure to defeat a White House-backed alternative.Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.,...
Happenings for the Kids
Butterflies, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble, 11952 Manchester Rd., 984-8644. Join Carole and learn how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, listen to "I'm a Butterfly," and make your own butterfly. Free.Wizard of Oz Day, 4 p.m. today, Storybook...
Health News
CANCERResearchers Find Tumor-Killing ChemicalAmerican researchers announced Wednesday that they had managed to synthesize a new kind of cell-killing chemical that promises great hope for people with cancer. The chemicals are known as epothilones. Naturally...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Acoustic PerfectionFor fans of live music, there's no greater kick than finding out a favorite act will be performing in the acoustic nirvana called The Sheldon concert hall.The intimate 728-seat venue has announ ced a lineup for the 1997-98 season that...
Heat Win as Push Comes to Shove 3 Ejected in Melee; Miami Trails 3- 2
Fighting for survival, the Miami Heat brawled its way past the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.An ugly melee with 1 minute 53 seconds left led to the ejection of three players in Game 5, which the Heat won 96-81 to stay alive in the Eastern Conference...
Heat Win as Push Comes to Shove 3 Ejected in Melee; Miami Trails 3- 2
The cockroach of the NBA lives on.And it's putting up a heck of a fight.Fighting for its playoff life - and then, its protection - the Heat remained alive in the NBA playoffs with a 96-81 victory Wednesday night over the New York Knicks at Miami Arena....
Help Yourself!
SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to: Help Yourself,...
Homefront This Week: Jazz, Cabaret, Big Band Jazz Recorder? You Heard It Here
The playing of jazz requires certain instruments that most of us can name instantly: piano, bass, drums, horns, guitar. Through its history, jazz has been played on many unusual or non-traditional instruments, including harmonica, violin and any number...
House Cheers Health Care Bill
The Missouri House passed a bill Wednesday that was a bipartisan priority, sending a sweeping managed health care measure to Gov. Mel Carnahan.House members broke into applause after voting 122-16 for the legislation that outlines what managed care companies...
House Has Timeout over Abortion
Three days before it must adjourn, the Missouri House was in a surly mood Wednesday as abortion foes asserted their strength, trying to force debate on a proposed ban on late-term abortions.The Democratic-run chamber abruptly adjourned after a coalition...
House Passes Bill Setting Up Sports Panel
The House signed off Wednesday on a giant economic development bill that contains something for every corner of the state.Among the winners:The St. Louis Cardinals, who want the state to study using public money to maintain or replace Busch Stadium....
Housing Dispute Nearing End at Scott Air Base
Contractors and state officials say they are close to settling a plumbing dispute that had threatened to indefinitely keep anyone from moving into 630 new military housing units at Scott Air Force Base.Some key issues remain, however, in the dispute...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BellevilleElmer H.M. Schlechte, 80, retired cement mason, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-9 p.m. today at Renner and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial...
Image Thing: Minivans Taking Back Seat to Brawny Vehicles
Barbara J. Byer couldn't take it any more.For eight years, she had been climbing into her maroon minivan to drive her two children from gymnastics and Brownie meetings to softball and school. "I don't want to be a dull mom driving a dull car," Mrs. Byer...
Inside out, outside in Dining in the Great Outdoors Isn't Always So Great -- except When You're Eating out Inside a 1966 Valiant
Picnic, shmicnic.Unlike most people, (see this week's centerfold) I just don't see the beauty in dining outdoors. In fact, from over-romanticized basket lunches in the park to overly pretentious, cafE-culture sidewalk socializings, the al fresco gastronomical...
Into May, Fete First City Gatherings Offer Something for Wine Lovers, Tree Huggers, History Buffs and Kids
New wine, old times, the future of our planet and tales of our past all get their due this weekend at area festivals. Maifest in Hermann, Kimmswick Days at Kimmswick City Hall, Earth Day at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis and Lewis & Clark Heritage Days...
In Year of the Tiger, No Golfer of Color at Lpga Championship
Today at DuPont Country Club, 144 women will tee off in the opening round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship.None of them is African-American.If that comes as a revelation, then you haven't paid attention. Sure, Tiger Woods has emerged as the force...
`It"s Going to Be a War' Avalanche, Red Wings Ready to Square off Again
Joel Quenneville has a unique perspective on the Western Conference final between Detroit and Colorado. No one else in the NHL has as much intimate knowledge of the Stanley Cup semifinalists.As the Blues coach, Quenneville faced the Red Wings 11 times...
Jackson Calls Time in Talks with Magic
Phil Jackson is prepared to wait until the playoffs end before deciding where - or if - he will coach next season, forcing the Orlando Magic into a waiting game despite their offer to make him one of the highest-paid coaches in sports.Jackson and his...
Kate at 90 Hepburn Marks Milestone in Tumultuous, Triumphant Life
FOR her third Broadway turn and first leading role, she was an Amazon heroine in "The Warrior's Husband"; and her entrance was a spectacular 15-foot leap to the stage. Night after night, that breathtaking leap, never a broken bone or even a sprained...
Legislators OK Late-Term Abortion Bill
A bill banning late-term abortions was sent to Gov. Mel Carnahan early today on a vote of 127-26, with one House member voting "present."The House debated the bill, which bars so-called "partial-birth abortions," until a few minutes after midnight. Under...
Les Is More Legendary Phtoographer's Low-Key Style Let His Musician Subjects Come Shining Through
SINGER-songwriter-instrumentalist John Hartford shows up several times in the new book "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Empire Publishing, $15), a collection of photographs by Les Leverett.Hartford harbors only the fondest thoughts for the low-key lensman."When...
Lobbying Ethics, Payments Focus in Griffin Trial Ex-Senate Leader, Lobbyist Testify about Proper Legislative Conduct
The question of where to draw the line on payments by lobbyists to lawmakers dominates the racketeering trial of former House Speaker Bob Griffin.During Wednesday's testimony in federal court, a lobbyist and a lawmaker said they believed it would be...
Location Is Key to Rejection of 2 Restaurants
The Creve Couer City Council has rejected a proposal by Brinker International of Dallas to build a Chili's Bar and Grill and a Border Cafe on the south side of Olive Boulevard west of Questover Lane.The council discussed the proposal previously but delayed...
Mac-Boeing Decision Expected in July
McDonnell Douglas Corp. and Boeing Co. plan to deliver all of their merger-related documents to the Federal Trade Commission by mid-June, so that U.S. regulators can rule on the deal before European regulators do."The FTC will rule before the middle...
Martinez Rips 15th Hr as Yankees Top Twins
Tino Martinez became only the third Yankee to hit 15 homers in the first 40 games, hitting a two-run shot in New York's 11-2 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.Martinez hit a 415-foot homer off reliever Kevin Jarvis in the sixth inn...
Mayor Calls for Action on Absent Aldermen Lack of a Quorum Halts City Business
The absence of 1st Ward Aldermen Mary Corbett and Susan McCole from meetings of the Peerless Park Board of Aldermen has prompted Mayor Richard Ward and remaining board members to begin research into having their seats declared legally vacant.Ward said...
Mcveigh Jurors See Videotape Emotional Motorist Recalls Truck Axle Slamming His Car
Jurors saw black-and-white surveillance pictures Wednesday of a Ryder truck moving toward the Oklahoma City federal building minutes before a bomb ripped open the structure.In emotional testimony, a maintenance worker described how, on April 19, 1995,...
Metal Furniture and Accessories Move Indoors for a Fresh Look
IT'S RULES-OUT-THE-WINDOW time in decorating. Any and all interesting pieces are fair game in the effort to create an interesting room.So iron benches, metal porch chairs and even the galvanized metal of an old-fashioned milk pail are turning up in living...
Military May Try Easy out on Pilot Air Force Fears Heat from Woman's Trial
Less than a week before the court-martial of the country's first female B-52 pilot on adultery and other charges, the secretary of the Air Force has told associates that she would consider allowing the officer to resign with an honorable discharge, senior...
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