St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 14, 1995

Alsop's Three Touchdowns Help Lead CBC (7-0) Past Sluh 18-12
CBC had a simple game plan Friday night - get the ball to Ken Alsop and let him do the rest.Alsop scored three touchdowns, the last on a 22-yard run and dive with 4 minutes 43 seconds left in the game, to give CBC an 18-12 win over St. Louis University...
Antagonists in Bosnia Ignore Cease-Fire
Ignoring the nationwide cease-fire that was supposed to have begun Thursday, Bosnian government and Croatian forces shelled Prijedor Friday, forcing 40,000 Serbian civilians to flee the town.Bosnian Serbs responded with a threat to withdraw from peace...
Apparently, Axing Chairman Didn't Sit Well with Some Fans
Bernie Bits:More than 2,000 empty seats at the home opener . . . fan unrest . . . a spat between the coach and the customers . . . frayed nerves.Meet your 1995-96 St. Louis Blues.Well, what did we expect? This is what happens when you run off an honorable,...
A Quartet of Kindred Souls
TRUTH IS a rarity in music today. Tenor saxophonist Bob Kindred and the other members of his quartet explored the qualities of truth and honesty Wednesday at Jazz at the Bistro.Two-thirds of his rhythm section are notable jazz artists in their own right:...
Battle of Hazelwood: No. 1 East (6-0) vs. No. 2 Central (6-0)
Cortlen Johnson was fidgety as a 6-year-old, but he remembers sitting still one autumn afternoon 10 years ago.The date: Nov. 18, 1985. The site: Busch Stadium. The event: Sumner vs. Hazelwood Central in the Missouri Class 5A high school football playoffs.Johnson's...
Blues Shoot Stars
After hearing boos at the Blues' home opener, coach and general manager Mike Keenan was vindicated by the Blues' 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.His guys - goalie Grant Fuhr, defenseman Chris Pronger and wingers Brian Noonan, Esa Tikkanen,...
Bosnia Brings Back Debate on War Powers President, Republicans Argue over Authority to Deploy Soldiers Abroad
WITH THE United States on the verge of an ambitious and potentially dangerous peacekeeping mission in Bosnia, President Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans have renewed the long-standing struggle over which branch of government holds the ultimate...
Briefs
MISSOURI WILDWOOD Bat Had Rabies; Officials Urge Caution</P><P>A bat found in Wildwood has tested positive for rabies, St. Louis County health officials said Friday. There was no known human exposure to the bat.</P><P>The...
Briefs
NATION BRIEFS SPACE SHUTTLE Test Forces NASA To Skip Launch</P><P>A crack in a test engine forced NASA Friday to delay Columbia's launching for the fifth time so workers can inspect the space shuttle's engines.</P><P>Columbia...
Cause of Christian Unity Gets a Boost in Wait for the Pope
As the sun rose Oct. 7 over Central Park, 27 American Christian leaders from a broad spectrum of denominations shivered in the cold and sipped coffee.Pope John Paul II had called them together for his 9:30 a.m. Mass. They arrived before dawn to be searched...
`Childless by Choice' Is Tired of Questioners
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I are both in our 30s, and we have decided not to have children.This was not an impetuous decision. We gave it a great deal of consideration. Although most people would regard this as a very private matter, you would...
Clinton Contingent Set for Scca's Valvoline Runoffs This Weekend in Ohio
Among the St. Louisans competing in this weekend's SCCA's Valvoline Runoffs at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are Jeff and Brian Clinton, who are following in their dad's tire tracks in auto racing.Jerry Clinton, the St. Louis County beer mogul, competed...
Coming Home Kammergild Founder Returns for Concert
Lazar Gosman, the force behind the Kammergild Chamber Orchestra, returns to St. Louis this weekend for the first concert of its seventeenth season.Kammergild will play at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Chesterfield Community Theater at the West County YMCA, 16464...
`Debtbusters' Balance U.S. Budget
Jennifer Haertling stretched across the green tablecloth, pleading her case to the politician in the Snoopy necktie."Don't take out the arts! It's such a small amount," she begged."It's either that or raise the income tax - and I'm not doing that," shot...
Despite Truce, Town Is Shelled in Bosnia
Ignoring the nationwide cease-fire, Bosnian government and Croatian forces attacked the northwestern town of Prijedor with a barrage of artillery shells Friday.According to Kris Janowski, spokesman for the United Nations refugee commission, 40,000 Serbian...
Dome Debut Delayed; Rams Now Aim for Nov. 12
The Rams announced Friday that they will play the San Francisco 49ers in Busch Stadium on Oct. 22 and are waiving a $1 million penalty that could have been assessed if the Trans World Dome weren't football-ready.But still unsettled is the matter of whether...
Don't Expect Tampa Bay to Buc the Trend Anymore
In an increasingly apocalyptic, implausible America, the following post-1960 facts are all true and nothing but true:"The Beverly Hillbillies" was the No. 1 show in prime-time two consecutive years.Tampa Bay is 4-2.We put a man on the moon.Tampa Bay...
Edwards, Furyk Tied for Vegas Lead
David Edwards and Jim Furyk have the lead, but there is only one certainty after three rounds of the Las Vegas Invitational: It will take a lot more birdies to win the $1.5 million event.Edwards shot a 7-under-par 64 and Furyk had a 65 Friday to become...
Emerson Warns He May Oppose Gop Farm Cuts Says Proposal Could Be `Disastrous'
Rep. Bill Emerson of Cape Girardeau sent a letter to his GOP colleagues Friday warning that he and three other cotton-state Republicans may vote against the party's massive budget bill to protest provisions affecting farm subsidies.The letter marks the...
Exercises for Chest, Sit-Ups for Abdomen
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you give me any exercise that will increase my chest or reduce my stomach? I am doing push-ups, but they don't seem to be doing any good. I don't have an instructor to turn to for help.Exercises for the pectorals - the chest muscles...
Ex-Nemo Coach Leaves Successor in Good Standing
As a club soccer coach in the Denver area, Dennis Sweeney used to recommend players to Northeast Missouri State coach Mike Lynch, a former Air Force Academy standout.Lynch returned the favor earlier this year. When he decided to leave coaching for a...
Faces Still Remain, but Whose Are They?
PICTURE THIS: You're sitting around with friends, showing off photos from your summer vacation. You know the name of every face in the pictures and the exact spot where each was taken. Furthermore, you recall why Frank was standing under a tree holding...
Folkfest to Offer Parade of Cultures
International Folkfest, the annual multicultural gumbo of music, dance, storytelling, crafts and food, kicks off today and runs through Sunday at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park in west St. Louis County.More than 100 ethnic and international...
For Leuchtmann, St. Louis Marathon Part of Long Run
There is, Joe Leuchtmann acknowledges, a sense of urgency.Leuchtmann, St. Louis' top male runner, is entered in Sunday's St. Louis Marathon, hoping that it will get him 26.2 miles closer to Atlanta in 1996.Leuchtmann has said a spot in the Olympics would...
Fuhr Forces Critics to Lighten Up
At the end of practice on Friday, Esa Tikkanen lined up three pucks between the hash marks of the faceoff circle in front of goalie Grant Fuhr.Ready. Aim. Fire.Bam. Bam. Bam.Fuhr calmly stopped each shot, snagging the last one with his glove and prompting...
Ghost Busters School District Bans Costumes for Halloween
Everyone knows the Grinch stole Christmas. But who took away Halloween?In this mid-Missouri town, the answer is David Decker, principal at Southern Boone County Elementary."Violence has no place in an elementary school, plain and simple," Decker said...
`Greater Tuna': No Great Shakes
'Greater Tuna': off the cuff theater company Where: Chesterfield Community Theater in Chesterfield YMCA,</P><P>16416 Burkhardt Place When: Tonight at 8, Sunday at 7; Oct. 19,20,21,26,27 and 28 at 8</P><P>and Oct. 22 and 29...
Hardware Chain in Bankruptcy Creditors Hammer Central's Owner
The parent company of Central Hardware is in bankruptcy, just 19 months after buying the chain out of an earlier bankruptcy.Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers Inc., a large hardware company based in suburban Chicago, owns Central Hardware. Creditors...
Help Yourself!
Guidelines</P><P>SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.</P><P>Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the...
Home Bodies How to Build Your Own Gym, for a Few Bucks or a Few Thousand
IN YOUR house there are many rooms. A room to feed your body. A room to rest your body. A room to bathe your body.But is there a room to build your body?If not, there should be, or could be, whether you're rich or poor, have thousands to spend or scarcely...
How the Leopard Got His Spots a Tale from Sierra Leone
LONG AGO, Earth and Sky lived together. But they were not happy. Day and night, they argued about who was greater.Earth was the elder, and because of that, she claimed to be greater. She called Sky a braggart, and said that Sky swaggered: "Oh, just look...
Indians Are Stopping Batting Champ but Still Trail 2-1 in Series
Even with Edgar Martinez stuck in his longest slump of the year and hitless in the American League Championship Series, the Seattle Mariners have managed to take a 2-1 lead over Cleveland.Martinez, who won his second batting title this season, is stuck...
Irish-Catholic Activist Joins Extradition Fight
When Bernadette Devlin McAliskey wants to illustrate her skepticism about the strategy for peace in Northern Ireland, she points across a cafe table at Matt Morrison of St. Louis.And in case you've met neither:McAliskey, 48, made headlines a quarter-century...
It's Weakness vs. Weakness Illini Hope Porous Spartans Are Tonic for Running Game
Illini-Spartans</P><P>What: Illini vs. Michigan State</P><P>When: 11:20 a.m. today</P><P>Where: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, Ill.</P><P>Tuning in: WIBV (1260 AM), WBGZ (1570 AM)</P><P>It's...
John C. Baine, 90; Was President of Bi-State Transit, Civic Leader
John C. Baine, a retired president of the Bi-State Transit System and community leader in St. Louis, died Friday (Oct. 13, 1995) of infirmities at his home in Long Beach, Miss. He was 90 and had lived in Ladue and Webster Groves.Mr. Baine was an executive...
Judge Sentences Killer of Girl, 11, to Death
Even though she opposes the death penalty, St. Louis Circuit Judge Evelyn Baker said Friday that the hideousness of Martin Link's crime forced her to sentence him to death for raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl.In following a jury's recommendation,...
King of the Road Is King for a Night
Charlie O'Brien has made the rounds, done the drill. From Medford to Modesto to Albany to Modesto to Tacoma to Huntsville to Modesto to Tacoma to Vancouver to Denver.Eventually, he reached the big leagues for a full year in his eighth professional season....
Late Td Lifts Edwardsville over Cahokia
Edwardsville celebrated on Cahokia's rain-soaked football field Friday night.Who wouldn't have a party after staging a fourth-quarter rally amid wind and rain? Trailing in the fourth quarter, Edwardsville - ranked No. 4 in Illinois Class 5A - was hit...
Letter Found at Scene of Derailment Is Puzzle Call for U.S. Action Doesn't Fit Militia Profile
A LETTER LEFT at the scene of the Amtrak derailment rages at abuses by federal law enforcement agencies and then ends with a demand that sounds more like a politician than a saboteur: "It is time for an independent federal agency to police the law enforcement...
Louvered Solar Deck Saves Energy Year-Round
Q: I plan to build a large deck on my house. I want it to be attractive and also reduce heating and cooling bills. Are there any special design characteristics to consider? How effective is a gazebo? - T.B. A: A well-designed, passive solar deck is...
Low Inflation + Low Rates = Stock Heaven
Stocks rallied a third day Friday, briefly reaching a new peak, as interest rates tumbled to their lowest point since early 1994.Oil, computer, financial, entertainment and electrical equipment stocks posted the biggest gains."It's stock heaven, with...
Maddux Leaves Cincy in Red
The Cincinnati Reds know the magic word. It is "never."Never in the history of postseason baseball, from the time in 1903 when the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates engaged in the first World Series, has a team lost the first three games of a playoff...
March May Cause More Gridlock in Washington
Just three days before the Million Man March, planners scrambled Friday to accommodate a huge weekday crowd and avoid gridlock in the nation's capital."We'll be ready," declared Maj. Robert Hines optimistically; he is a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police....
Mariners Rock, Braves Roll Buhner's Hr in 11th Lifts Seattle 5-2
Redemption came so swiftly, Jay Buhner barely had time to get upset.Three innings after he made the worst error of his career, Buhner homered in the 11th inning Friday night to give the Seattle Mariners a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians and a...
Mcdonald's Settles Playground Charges Must Pay for $5 Million Child-Safety Campaign
McDonald's Corp. has agreed to pay for a $5 million child-safety campaign to settle charges that it failed to report defective playground equipment at its restaurants, the government said Friday.The settlement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission...
Mental Health Watchdog Quits; Complaints May Doom Position
CJ Dombrowski - the mental health watchdog who once went undercover to investigate abuse and neglect in a state hospital - resigned Friday after years of infighting over her brash style.She stepped down rather than risk a chance that the Legislature...
Missourian Happy as a 'Husker Wistrom Stands out on Field, in Classroom
By Tyler Green Special to the Post-Dispatch When Missouri football coach Larry Smith talked about sealing the borders of the state of Missouri and keeping the state's top football talent at home, he was talking about kids such as Grant Wistrom.Wistrom...
Missouri's Wise Shift to Hmos
Regional Medical Center appears to have won big in Missouri's decision to shift all Medicaid recipients in the St. Louis area into health maintenance organizations. The state itself is a winner, too.The Carnahan administration made the right move in...
Morning Briefing
Has BRETT HULL recently switched from decaf to the real stuff?After getting a highly uncharacteristic 10-minute misconduct penalty Tuesday night for arguing with clueless referee LANCE ROBERTS, he actually dropped his gloves and fought Thursday night,...
Morning Briefing
TWA To Hire 12 Pilots Next Month, Pilots Say</P><P>Trans World Airlines will be hiring 12 new pilots next month, the Air Line Pilots Association said Friday.</P><P>But a spokesman for the airline would neither confirm nor deny ...
Muffler Blast Is a Mystery
Dear Tom and Ray: A "muffler garage" mechanic and two Toyota repair estimators couldn't tell me why the muffler on my 1988 Toyota Camry (four-cylinder) literally blew up. After driving about 20 miles in the mountains, I heard a pop. The muffler had bulged...
Nebraska Running Up Rap Sheet
After two decades of being teased and otherwise frustrated, in January Tom Osborne harpooned his Moby Dick - a national college football championship. Befitting his tight-faced demeanor - his mouth has minimal range of motion, his eyes often are strained...
Nobel Panel Sends Anti-Nuclear Signal Peace Prize Given to Longtime Arms Foe
Sending a message of protest against nuclear tests, a Nobel committee awarded its 1995 Peace Prize on Friday to Joseph Rotblat, a British physicist, and the group he helped found to rid the world of atomic arms.The committee cited Rotblat, 86, and the...
Parkway S. Cruises to Final 17-0
Top-ranked Parkway South hit four home runs in a 17-0 state semifinal win over Willard on Friday night at the Fountain Lakes Softball Complex.Willard freshman pitcher Renea Vest allowed a home run to Jen Regnery to open the game."She's a freshman and...
People & Events
SUNDAYLecture: "The Universality of Mysticism in World Religions" by Huston Smith, author and expert on world religions; 10:30 a.m., Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 205 South Skinker Boulevard.AIDS Awareness Sunday: Health-care professionals and volunteers...
Personal Calls and Public Accountability
Cellular telephones are no doubt handy, particularly for state legislators who spend a lot of time driving back and forth between their homes and the Capitol. But the recent report by Virginia Young of the Post-Dispatch Jefferson City bureau that no...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ACCIDENTSSt. Charles County: Wesley D. Bays, 60, of Moscow Mills was killed in...
Racial Remark Disrupts Debate Alderman's Comment on Regional Hospital Decried
A resolution expressing support for the continuing operation of Regional Medical Center as a hospital for poor people turned into a debate with racial overtones in the Board of Aldermen Friday.Alderman Marge Vining, D-15th Ward, announced that she could...
Rams Line Tunes Up Its Act, Keeps Miller off the Hit Parade
After a 13-3 loss to Atlanta on Sept. 24, New York Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason said he'd never been hit so hard by a defensive front. Given the Rams' spotty record of pass protection this season, that didn't bode well for quarterback Chris Miller...
Red Wings Crush Oilers in Home Opener; Bowman Booed
Vladimir Konstantinov and Doug Brown each had two goals and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 9-0 rout of the Edmonton Oilers in their home opener Friday night.The Red Wings' victory followed a 25-minute pregame ceremony that saw them raise...
Ruby Ridge Team Calls Orders `Crazy'
The shoot-on-sight orders in the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge were so "crazy" that they were ignored by the members of a SWAT team, four FBI agents told a congressional committee Friday.Agent Gregory Sexton, the leader of an FBI Special Weapons and Tactics...
Schools' Rough Week Spurs Action
At the end of a rough week, St. Louis Public School officials on Friday reactivated a Task Force on School Security. The 18-month-old group of school, city, court and police officials has been dormant since last spring.The Rev. Earl Nance Jr., president...
Seymour and `Dr. Quinn': A Very Congenial Union
'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' When: 7 p.m. Saturdays Where: Channel 4</P><P>A GENUINELY pregnant Jane Seymour, with rope tied carefully above her stomach's gentle swell, is wedged into a make-believe crevice of a make-believe Pikes Peak.</P><P>Her...
Shake and Bake a Pair of `Cheesecake' Companies Go Public
Two kinds of cheesecake went public Friday, and investors ate it up.Shares of Rick's Cabaret International Inc., operator of a Texas topless bar, and William Greenberg Jr. Desserts and Cafes Inc., a New York-based pastry maker, began trading after the...
Social Security Gets 2.6% Hike Budget-Cutters May Shave Future Colas
The nation's 43 million Social Security recipients will get a 2.6 percent increase in their benefit checks starting in January.Next year's average increase of $18 per month is triggered by national inflation figures made public Friday. One proposal before...
Sports Shorts
St. Louis University will open practice for the coming men's basketball season with a Midnight Madness event in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Admission to the public is free.Doors to the Bauman-Eberhardt building on campus will open at 10:30 tonight....
Spouse Murder Cases Simpson Acquittal Unusual, Statistics Show
ONLY 2 PERCENT of husbands charged with killing their wives are acquitted, according to a Justice Department study that suggests that the verdict in the O.J. Simpson case was unusual.And the race of the accused or the victim does not appear to affect...
Tax Cut Taking Shape in Senate Per-Child Credit Is a Key Feature
Senate Finance Committee Republicans agreed Friday on a seven-year, $245 billion tax cut that would provide a tax credit for families and an array of breaks for investors and businesses.But the $500-a-child credit would not be retroactive, as Republican...
Terrorism's Greater Presence
Security at St. Louis' Lambert Field was sharply tightened following the conviction of 10 Muslim radicals for planning to bomb major targets in New York, and also in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. Security at airports has been gradually...
Three in the Busch Are Wins in Hand
When it comes to superstitious lots, few can top professional football players."There are guys that are superstitious in the way they dress, where they eat, or what they do on Thursday night," Rams quarterback Mark Rypien said. "There's a lot of that...
Tomorrow Comes for Medicare Debate; It's about More Than Money
MEDICARE IS A subject that everyone agrees is important but which is so complicated that most people would rather just put off thinking about it until they absolutely have to.Now is that time, say the elephants and the donkeys, who are about to begin...
Violence in Schools: Solution Must Come from the Parents
HE'S BIG FOR his age, which I'd guess at 10. His arms have a doughy bulk that puberty will transform into serious muscle any day now. This gives him a definite advantage on the playground, where he's often at the center of trouble.Today he's wearing...
When Ignorance Isn't Bliss
Information, or the lack of it, can make all the difference in how Americans think about social issues. So voters must examine all angles of the Republican majority's version of a New Deal. The better informed people are, the better their ability will...
White House to Big House?
After two decades of being teased and otherwise eluded, in January Tom Osborne harpooned his Moby Dick - a national college football championship. Befitting his tight-faced demeanor - his mouth has minimal range of motion, his eyes often are strained...
With So Many Juices, How Do You Choose?
IT'S A JUNGLE in the juice aisle. There are 100 percent juices such as apple, grape and orange, not to mention blends like apple-raspberry, raspberry-cranberry and pineapple-orange-banana. Then there are cocktails and drinks with 5 percent, 10 percent...
Woman Must Pay off Loan on Ex-Beau's Car
Q: My boyfriend couldn't qualify for a loan to buy a car, so I foolishly agreed to buy the car for him on my credit. Both our names are on the title, but only mine is one the loan. They also took a lien on a truck that I own.Now my boyfriend and I are...
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