St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 23, 1997

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Aba Doesn't Speak for All Lawyers
First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." This line from Shakespeare's "King Henry VI" - frequently quoted out of context as shorthand for anti-lawyer sentiment - crops up frequently on T-shirts, plaques and assorted other paraphernalia. Who knows?...
A Balanced View of Robert Mcnamara
"THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: ROBERT McNAMARA AND FIVE LIVES OF A LOST WAR"By Paul Hendrickson (4 hours, abridged, Random House Audiobooks, $24)Robert S. McNamara, the enigmatic secretary of defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, will probably...
Absurdities in Czechoslovakia's Socialist Days
THE TENOR SAXOPHONIST'S STORYA novel by Josef SkvoreckyTranslated by Caleb Crain, Kaca Polackova Henley and Peter Kussi 163 pages, Ecco Press, $21 `SOMETHING LOST in the translation" is a phrase that all too often applies to the humor in a translated...
Activist Criticizes Fund Plan Accountability Is Issue in Proposal, He Says
A community children's services fund for St. Louis lacks accountability to make sure money is spent as promised, says Tom Sullivan, an activist who is opposing the proposal on the March 4 ballot. Backers replied by listing several safeguards that ensure...
Alomar Pay Issue Reopens Old Wound
Roberto Alomar and John Hirschbeck want to move forward.The Baltimore Orioles can't let go.So, you think owner Peter Angelos is taking another maverick stand by paying Alomar during his five-game suspension? Wrong. Orioles general manager Pat Gillick...
A Look Back ...at Texas Western's 1966 NCAA Champions
We'll hear the story.With March Madness around the corner, be assured that the tale of how Don Haskins and his historic Texas Western team helped change the face of college basketball will be told more than a couple of times.Yet to this day, 31 years...
Alternatives Abound Women's Survival Show Marks Choices for Life
A high-tech alternative to a face lift. Going back for that college degree. Starting a business at home. Those were some of the topics batted about Saturday among the more than 40 self-improvement workshops offered during the 10th annual Working Women's...
Ambush Rallies in 4th to Defeat Harrisburg 11-10
The same thing they say about fathers can be true with coaches when you are referring to Ambush player-coach Daryl Doran.After his injury-plagued Ambush trounced Cincinnati 27-19 on Friday night in its best offensive output of the year, Doran showed...
Aneurysm Still in the Back of Cone's Mind
He proved his toughness in the most difficult circumstances of the entire postseason, pitching the Yankees off the mat and back into the World Series down 0-2 in Atlanta. And still, David Cone has yet to prove that all is well.As it turns out, a winter...
Animal Instincts Advertising World Goes Wild (Kingdom)
Judging by the Super Bowl and every-day TV, it seems advertising's going to the dogs . . . not to mention cats, cows, alligators, penguins, elephants, rhinos, bears and other creatures.Ad land has become something of a Noah's Ark. PepsiCo's Village Bears...
Anti-Drug Ads Can Be Effective
The Clinton administration has announced plans for a $350 million, prime-time TV ad campaign against drug abuse. Bob Dole once correctly charged that President Bill Clinton had been AWOL on the drug wars. With this bold step, Clinton has finally reported...
Archaeologists Tout Findings of Women's Tribe
Across the steppes of southern Russia, American and Russian archaeologists have uncovered the bones and weapons of women warriors whose existence has been legend since Herodotus first described a race of Amazons nearly 2,500 years ago.For centuries,...
As A-6 Intruder Flies off into Sunset, Pilot Prepares for New Life
With a flick of the wrist, Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dacey swings the dull gray jet abruptly to the left and barrels toward North Carolina, racing 1,000 feet above southern Virginia at 550 mph.Despite this particular A-6E Intruder's age - 14 years in service with...
At Gop Gathering, Governor's Race Focuses on Talent
Rep. James M. Talent, R-Chesterfield, says he has traveled around the state a lot lately to promote the Missouri GOP - not to promote himself as a candidate for governor in the year 2000."It would be irresponsible to foreclose anything, but I'm focusing...
A Town's History: Come Horseradish or High Water
WHY was the old Valmeyer built on a flood plain in the first place?Chalk it up to the flow of history and the wandering French. By 1720, the French had settled in scattered parts of what is now known as the American Bottoms, a.k.a. where the Mississippi...
At the Theater
Arcadia: A cerebral, demanding and elegant comedy by Tom Stoppard. Events in an English country house at two different times - the early 1800s, and the present - have a strange way of coming together. Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Road. 968-4925....
A Wappapello Winter: Fishing Stays Warm
It promises to be a banner spring for crappie fishing on old Lake Wappapello. But it will have to be good to top this winter.How good is the fishing?Launch ramp parking lots around the lake have been busy on weekdays, jammed on weekends. So have the...
Before Driving, Just Be Sure to Tune Up
The end of winter is still weeks away. The sticks are still in the basement. Da meat is not quite on da burner for anxious golfers. But pget ready, there's a tee time a comin'.For all those who are hooked on Yonex, or whatever manufacturer it might be,...
Blues' Fourth-Liners Apply First Aid for Comeback
After Igor Larionov's goal gave Detroit a 2-0 lead early in the final period of Saturday's game, Blues coach Joel Quenneville had no choice but to juggle his lines to generate some offense.Enforcer Mike Peluso and defensive players Scott Pellerin and...
Blues Give Devils Their Due; Depth, Teaching Impressive
One thing Mike Keenan accomplished in his tenure as Blues general manager and head coach was thawing the frosty relationship with the New Jersey Devils.After the Blues heisted free-agent Brendan Shanahan in 1991 with a dubious one-year contract that...
Blues, Wings Call It a Draw Note Stops Shanahan 3 Times in Overtime
Three weeks ago, Brendan Shanahan had two goals in Detroit's 4-1 victory over the Blues.On Saturday, he had a hat trick of sorts.Three times in overtime, Shanahan had scoring chances. Three times, he was stopped. On Shanahan's one really good chance,...
Bomb Explodes at Club in Atlanta FBI Sees Similarities to Clinic, Park Blasts
A serial bomber could be at work, the FBI said Saturday after the fourth bomb to strike Atlanta in seven months exploded at a gay nightclub Friday night, injuring five people.The bomb, packed with nails, went off in the rear patio section of the Otherside...
Bosley's Record Challenges at City Hall Shape Mayor
On April 20, 1993, newly sworn-in Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. stood in a cold drizzle before thousands outside City Hall to promise "a new direction."The goals he outlined were lofty:Improvement of the city's finances. State takeover of several costly city...
Briefs
NEW MEXICOPrison Tunnel Is Hoax, Union Official SaysA hidden tunnel in the New Mexico state penitentiary near Santa Fe is really a makeshift break room used by the guards, and not an escape route under construction as Gov. Gary Johnson has told the Legislature,...
Buffaloes Bump Mu off Mountain 84-75 Tigers (13-14) under .500 1st Time since '90
With a last chance at an NCAA Tournament at-large bid dangling before them in the thin Colorado air Saturday night, the Missouri Tigers came up gasping instead of grasping.At the Coors Events Center, a k a "the Foam Dome," MU lost its fizz after a half...
Butler's Message Let's Start the Season - Right Now, If Not Sooner
The third-grade teacher phoned the Butler home in Duluth, Ga., saying she wanted to meet. The Butlers' 10-year-old son was struggling."She told me that Blake was really worried about his dad and it was affecting him in school," Eveline Butler said of...
By the Beautiful Sea: World's Greatest Coastal Drives
THE ROAD clings to the side of the ragged coastline, twisting around sharp pinnacles of rock, bridging deep chasms, climbing to narrow turnouts high above the crashing surf. Far ahead, a thin line slicing through the misty headlands marks the path of...
Cape Cod Chip's Founder Back in Charge Wages Shelf-by-Shelf War to Rebuild Sales
There's more to marketing snack foods than simply letting the chips fall where they may.Pushing back into the marketplace after a prolonged absence last winter, Cape Cod Potato Chips Co. is waging a store-by-store, shelf-by-shelf attack to rebuild loyalty...
Carbondale Law Student Also Heads Racist Group
Matthew Hale studies the law, but he's not very fond of the kind of laws passed in the last 35 years or so - like the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act or anything else that empowers nonwhites.Fellow students heard rumors about his views from the...
Change in Law Creates `Criminal Aliens' Legal U.S. Residents with Records Face Deportation without Waiver
Saeid Aframian was once a prosperous jewelry salesman and lived the fashionable Bel Air section of Los Angeles.Today he shuffles about in plastic slippers and a government-issue red jumpsuit.Aframian, one of thousands of Persian Jews who fled to the...
City Hopes You'll Spend Time, Money
Maryland Heights wants to entertain you.The city hopes to pull in visitors with dining, dancing, concerts, comedy acts, piano bars, nightclubs, boat races, golf, ball fields, a water park and casinos."Maryland Heights - Saint Louis, Where There's Always...
City, State Make Pitches to Ralston Officials Ponder Tax on Options Earnings Taxes Paid by Ralston
Mayor Freeman Bosley's top aides will be making their case on Monday for Ralston Purina Co. to stay in the city, while other city officials ponder taxing the stock options of executives at Ralston and other companies.Ralston Purina executives and directors...
Clayton's Not No. 1, but Now He's the One at Shortstop Ozzie's Gone, but Successor Will `Push Myself Harder'
Ozzie Smith is gone and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa worries a little that he doesn't have somebody to prod Royce Clayton into a big year at shortstop."I'm sure he's confident he's going to have a better year," La Russa said. "A lot of it was because...
Composer Harbison: Eclecticism Controlled
The American composer John Harbison flirts, at times, with the motoric driving rhythms of minimalism, but he doesn't fit neatly into any of the current camps of new music. Harbison, whose Concerto for Double Brass Choir and Orchestra was performed by...
Critics Pan David Helfgott's Rachmaninoff CD
THE world is in love with the David Helfgott story."Shine," the film about the Australian pianist, was released before Christmas, and people are still flocking to see it. It has been nominated for seven Academy Awards. The soundtrack album on Philips...
C-Span Shrinks; Founder Cites Cable Growth, Less Regulation
C-SPAN, the cable network that chronicles the hour-by-hour workings of Congress, gradually is disappearing from TV screens around the nation.In the past four years, the not-for-profit cable network and its companion service, C-SPAN2, have been dropped...
Dance Fever: Kiel about to Take Exciting Tourns
Hey, St. Louis basketball fans. Get ready for your Dance lessons."This almost will be like the start of the Big Dance for people around here," St. Louis University athletic director Doug Woolard said.Put your left foot here: the Missouri Valley Conference...
Danny Fortson's College Days Are Numbered
There will be no postseason uncertainty for Danny Fortson. The decision already has been made. Fortson, the University of Cincinnati's all-America forward, won't return for his senior year.After three years at UC, Fortson has decided he's ready to embark...
Devers Feels No Pain, Sprints Past Torrence
Gail Devers bounced like a pogo stick before the starting gun, making sure all the twinges were gone. She then dispatched rival Gwen Torrence and the rest of the field.In the headline matchup between two three-time Olympic gold medalists, Devers took...
Devers Still Faces Hurdles Gold Chase
Gail Devers has achieved almost everything possible in track - two Olympic gold medals in the 100 meters, one Olympic gold in the 400-meter relay, two world titles in the 100-meter hurdles, one world title in the 100 sprint and 60-meter dash and American...
Disappointment Hangs Heavy with Bills' Frazier
Certainly no Billikens fan wonders about Corey Frazier and speculates about what might have been more than . . . Corey Frazier."If I averaged 14 points a game or something like that offensively, how many games would that have made a difference in?" he...
Disasters Sweep February Away
SOME say the world will end in fire; some say in ice. Others say television will bring about the end of civilization as we know it, and in the waning days of the February sweeps, with the networks still in disaster-movie mode, I tend to fall into that...
Diversity and Divergence among Black Journalists
It is a peculiar sensation, this double consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his twoness - an American,...
Domestic Violence Victims Are Fighting Back Applications for Protection Orders Rise
"On Feb. 2, he choked me and threw me on the couch. . . . In the past, he put a hole in the apartment door and threatened to kill me, the children and himself." - Tracy, 25, north St. Louis County.***BEGIN THREE STAR TEXT***"He called and threatened...
Don't Restrict Rights of Injured Consumers
Recent stories on Food Lion's lawsuit against ABC News focused on the right of the press to do its job. But Food Lion's lawsuit contains another important element - the hypocrisy of corporations that want to limit the rights of injured consumers while...
Down 22, No. 3 Kentucky Roars Back to Nip Vandy
Ron Mercer scored 17 of his 23 points in an 8 1/2-minute span of the second half and No. 3 Kentucky overcame a 22-point first-half deficit to beat Vanderbilt 82-79 Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.The sophomore forward scored four consecutive baskets, all...
Exhausting Trips Are the Norm in the Wac
The Western Athletic Conference likes to brag that its 16 schools span nine states, five time zones and 4,000 miles.That's fine unless you're traveling among them on a tight schedule, and there's nothing like a potential airline pilots strike to make...
Extending the Run: Greatest Praise of All
SUNDAY afternoon, St. Louis theater-lovers who want to take in a matinee can choose among 11 different shows - including two that weren't supposed to be still playing.The New Theatre's romantic comedy, "Sylvia," and Unity Theatre Ensemble's drama about...
For Blues, Kiel Still Too Home, Suite Home
The Blues had a home on Oakland Avenue. The old Arena felt like, well, hockey. Old-time hockey at that. There was grime, skunky beer stains, cats, mice, birds and brawny cops. The soiled linen across the ceiling. The flooded bathrooms. The discolored...
Former Aide Has Little Faith in Clinton Reform
When President Bill Clinton promised to reform the welfare reform measure that the Republican-dominated Congress passed and he signed last summer, Peter Edelman, then assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, figured it was just empty talk.Nothing...
Fowler Weighs in with 2nd State Title
Sean Fowler was comfortable with his jump to the 130-pound spot in the Francis Howell North High lineup when his senior season started, and he was still happy after being dropped to 125.Finally, coach Harold Ritchie asked one more favor, requesting that...
Getting Physical Stephen Hawking Loses Shirts over Theoretical Point
John Preskill won a bet with Stephen Hawking, and all he got was a T-shirt.In 1991, Preskill and Kip Thorne, both physicists at the California Institute of Technology, made a wager with the formidable British physicist on an esoteric point of theoretical...
Gibby a Big Hit, but Can't Forget Couple of Big Hits
The route to the Hall of Fame for Cardinals star Bob Gibson had many more upsides than downsides. But two of the latter are in camp as constant reminders to Gibson, who is serving as an instructor in spring training.Player development director Mike Jorgensen,...
GM Fuels Big Three Minivan Battle Models May Prompt Price Cuts, Rebates
General Motors Corp.'s introduction of three restyled minivans this month is expected to ignite a price war as Ford Motor Co. and other competitors fight to protect their share of the market, analysts say.The all-new GM models - the Chevrolet Venture,...
Gravette, Ark.: Proud to Be Small-Town USA
ANN HONDERICH digs out information sheets at my request and hands them over. "Gravette is a great place to live," she says, "but if you don't want to live here - visit!"Ann works at Gravette Hospital in public relations. The hospital pretty much stands...
Green Opts for Renewed Talks about Opera House Comptroller Rules out Suit against Partners
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has received a long-awaited reply from Comptroller Darlene Green on what to do with the Kiel Opera House, which has been closed since 1991: She says the subject is going to be studied some more.Green said in an interview...
Harmon's No-Show Ignites Critics; Bosley Applauded
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. collected the biggest applause Saturday at a mayoral debate at Harris-Stowe State College. His main opponent, Clarence Harmon, didn't show up."It's just terrible and ridiculous that Clarence Harmon is not here," Bosley told about...
Harmon"s Record Years as Police Chief Hold Clues to Style
Want some clues as to how Clarence Harmon would run City Hall?Look across the street at the St. Louis Police Department, where the former chief ruled for four years while earning a reputation as a man intent on integrity but unable to get along with...
Hasidic Man Becomes Deputy Officer Is `a Jew First,' but Feels He Must Work with outside World
The Rockland County Police Academy had never had a student like him."A guy walks in with a bowler hat on, a beard, a coat coming down to his knees," says Sheriff James Kralik. "He looks like something out of `Fiddler on the Roof.' "It was Shlomo Koenig,...
Heart Ball Pumps Up with Less Pomp
THE American Heart Association "Rhapsody in Red" Heart Ball on Feb. 15, drew more than 500 people and netted a cool $105,700 for research at the two major medical centers here, at St. Louis University and Washington University.Many donors sent money,...
How Little Thief Turned out to Be Big Pain at Slu
ON THIS SECOND SUNDAY of Lent, let us consider the peculiar case of Carlton Farr and the Aquinas Institute.The institute is a graduate school of theology at St. Louis University. It is run by members of the Dominican order of the Catholic Church.Farr...
'Huskers Quell No. 7 Cyclones
Tyronn Lue frustrated No. 7 Iowa State with his quickness and clutch shooting, scoring 21 of his 30 points after halftime Saturday to lead Nebraska past the Cyclones 74-69 in overtime in Ames, Iowa.Down by five points with a little more than a minute...
Indians' Williams Prefers Being Normal, Quiet Person
For obvious reasons, I kinda like bald guys.That is why I smiled when I saw Matt Williams take off his cap.Not much upstairs. I mean, hair. I mean, the crop is pretty thin. But that's OK with the Indians' new third baseman. "I look like the average guy,"...
Inmate's Lawyers Plead to Save His Life Murderer Is Mentally Ill, They Protest
Death-row inmate Roosevelt Pollard claims he is afraid of snakes - imaginary - in his cell. He says his body is covered with sulfur. He thinks being executed simply means a few days rest.This is a side of Pollard - diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic...
Israeli Leader Faces Inquiry, TV Reports
Police have warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his statements concerning the short-lived appointment of an attorney general could be used against him, Israel's Channel One television reports.Legal experts said the caution suggests that police...
It's Music's Night to Howl (Maybe) Style over Substance Still Haunts the Grammy Nominations
IN the music industry, all that glitters is far, far from gold. Too often, if you scratch below the surface of many major acts, you're more likely to be met with something as disposable as aluminum foil. But the 39th Annual Grammy Awards will at least...
`Jacques Brel' Ambitious, Inviting
"Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" is one of the smallest shows a musical theater troupe could tackle. It's also one of the most ambitious.There are no big numbers, no chorus lines, not even a story. There is absolutely nothing between...
Judge Rules in Favor of Intoxicated Tripper
Dear Ann Landers: Do you dare print one more letter about a goofy judge? I hope so because this story is extraordinary. The article appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.J.N., GOLDEN VALLEY, MINN.It is indeed "extraordinary." Thanks for sending it...
Knight's Son Coaching in Cba
It is early afternoon in a place called Coach's, an aptly named restaurant that is owned by Jim Calhoun. Among the crowd is a fresh-faced, freshly hired coach. He folds his 6-6, tight-end sized body into a booth, and isn't seated 30 seconds before his...
Kramer vs. `Kramer' Man Who Inspired `Seinfeld' Character Has Own Tour
OK, TRIVIA fans: What do the Empire State Building, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty and Kenny Kramer have in common?Give up?In New York, they are all tourist attractions. In the case of Kramer, it's the proximity theory of success. Sometimes you can...
La County Eyes Resort near Jail
SAN FRANCISCO had Alcatraz and scenic Marin County has San Quentin Prison - but is Los Angeles County ready for a resort complex alongside a county jail?Yes, according to a county supervisor who recently proposed that 400 acres of vacant county land...
Local Coal Company Gets Black Eye from Virginia Waste Spill
Bryan Madden was building a shed at daybreak Oct. 24 when the creek that runs by his back door turned gray, then black and then began to rise.Above him, on Little Black Mountain, a six-acre impoundment full of coal wastes had broken, sending millions...
Love Letters Reveal Kinder, Gentler Castro
Imprisoned by Cuba's dictatorship in the 1950s, Fidel Castro hardened into the ruthless revolutionary who would one day topple the aristocrats behind the military regime.But in his heart, the young prisoner yearned for "the most delicate of all creatures,"...
Lowe's and Behold! Home Improvement Plot Thickens
BATTLE LINES DRAWN: A Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse will anchor Koman Properties Inc.'s new 280,000-square-foot Fairview Heights Shopping Center. The nation's second largest home-improvement store chain, Lowe's is currently scouting five more locations...
Major Push Is on to Bring Minors to Area
If Blues play-by-play man Ken Wilson has his way, the expanding sports scene in St. Louis soon will include a spiffy new ballpark and a minor-league-level baseball team.Wilson is the self-described "point man" for a group that is close to purchasing...
Market Gives Investors a Familiar Ride
Well, of course. What else did you expect?That's probably the way you could sum up the stock market's performance this past week (and yes, the past few years, too). The market hits a record, keeps going up, then panics and retreats.All this volatility,...
Meandering through Morocco
WE AFFECTIONately called it the smut bus, from the initials S.M.T.T. painted on the side. The smut bus was our magic carpet that took us for an exciting, whirlwind ride through Morocco. For two unforgettable weeks, we rode the bus across this remarkably...
Menu for Life: Eric Gregg Weighs Everything
The man who has decided for 22 years what is a ball and what is a strike and who is out and who is safe and what is fair and what is foul now prepares to make his most favorite decision of all:What to eat.Eric Gregg, savoring every moment, relishing...
Mexican Drug Czar's High Life
Imagine that Gen. Barry McCaffrey, President Bill Clinton's hand-picked drug czar, was discovered to be in cahoots with leading drug traffickers. The chaos that would result from such a revelation is precisely what is happening in Mexico now.In December,...
Mexican Governor Linked to Drug Ring Powerful Trafficker Pays Big for Haven
The governor of the Mexican state that borders Arizona is collaborating with one of the world's most powerful drug traffickers, say U.S. officials and intelligence agencies.They say he has created a haven for smugglers who transport vast quantities of...
Mini-Tours Serve as a Proving Ground for Bigger Things or Bust
The golf bags lined up on the range of the Golden Bear Club at Hammock Creek belong to professionals, but most of their owners' names are not familiar. Here, for instance, is Steve Antennuci, a pro from Pittsburgh down to try his luck on the mini-tours.Antennuci...
Minnesota Overcomes Illini 67-66
If Minnesota plans a nice, smooth journey down the NCAA Tournament road to the Final Four, it had better hope that it doesn't run head-on into Illinois along the way.The collision could be devastating.The tenacious Illini came within a whisker Saturday...
Moderate Republicans Begin to Revolt against Conservative Control
Remember when "Republican unity" was not an oxymoron? Remember when "Democratic unity" was? Those days have been turned on their head.In the era of President Bill Clinton, Democrats continue to deliver a remarkably effective impersonation of a unified...
Money with Foreign Ties Also Flows to Gop Campaigns and They're Not Likely to Renounce Such Funds
When President Bill Clinton announced that Democrats would no longer accept contributions from U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies, he bristled at the Republicans' reluctance to join in that pledge."They raise more foreign money," Clinton said, somewhat...
More Couples Marrying to Try to Avoid Deportation
With an April 1 deportation deadline looming, marriage bureaus are being swamped with couples who are either really in love or just in love with America.Hundreds of sweating, edgy couples, some holding hands, waited in a stifling hot corridor of Manhattan's...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Words To Live By "When you are an athlete competing at a high level, you get to know yourself pretty well. In competing with others, you get to understand other people well, too."Prince Albert of Monaco***** WAYNE MESSMER never had this problem. In Wembley,...
Morris Still Trying to Clear His Name
It has been a long time since they closed the iron around his wrists.Fourteen years have gone by since they walked the runner through the cameras, his hands in cuffs, his head bowed. It has been a decade since he left the prison gate, supposedly free....
Movie Map to San Francisco
REMEMBER THE streets cracking during the earthquake in "San Francisco"? Can you picture Humphrey Bogart holding the Maltese Falcon? Burt Lancaster in "Birdman of Alcatraz"? The chase scene in "Bullitt"?Then you're enough of a movie buff to enjoy the...
Msd Changes Could Be on Ballot Appeals Court Backs '93 Rate Increase Plan
Missouri Political Correspondent A committee studying proposed changes to the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is considering options that might be submitted to voters in St. Louis and St. Louis County.The 25-member study committee set up by Mayor...
Netanyahu Is Focus of Political Misconduct Investigation
Police have warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his statements concerning the short-lived appointment of an attorney general could be used against him, Israel's Channel One television reports.Legal experts said the caution suggests that police...
New Plan Offered to Save Social Security
Social Security can be a safety net for the poorest Americans, while helping others make some money in the stock market, says a group of business and education leaders.On Thursday, the Committee for Economic Development proposed its plan to save Social...
News Hound Kmov Owner Says It's a Long-Term Investor
The soon to-be-owner of KMOV (Channel 4) describes itself as a news hound that will invest in the station for the long haul.A.H. Belo Corp. of Dallas said Thursday that it will swap a Seattle television station for KMOV. The swap involves three stations...
Notes, Calendar
NOTEBOOKIf the weather is good next weekend, more than 10,000 anglers will be on hand at the opening of the Missouri trout fishing season Saturday at Maramec Spring Park, near St. James; Montauk Spring State Park, near Salem; Bennett Spring State Park,...
Ol' Mizzou Will Score, but It Will Have To
Someone in a crowd of roughly 500 - amazing when you consider Missouri was playing at Kansas in basketball - wondered whether Ol' Mizzou's most determined recruit, Ricardo Rhodes, was 5-6 in height or 5-9?At the informal dais in the Rams' indoor football...
On the Road 200 Years Ago an Early History of `Grand Tour'
GRAND TOURS AND COOK'S TOURSA History of Leisure Travel, 1750 to 1915By Lynne Withey 344 pages, Morrow, $30 THERE IS NOTHING new under the sun; complaints about how vulgar mass tourism spoils the landscape and degrades the pleasures of travel could be...
Opening Minds to Black History - Not Just a February Exercise
IMAGINE A HIGH school American history class where the teacher proclaims that any history involving whites in America will be taught only in March.The remaining months will be dedicated to teaching the history of blacks in America.Such an announcement...
Ovarian Cancer: It's Hard to Catch It Early
Dear Dr. Donohue: My sister-in-law has a large ovarian cancer - clear-cell type. Why couldn't her doctors have found such a large mass sooner than this? What is the outlook?Ovarian cancer, a leading cause of death in women, kills about 15,000 Americans...
Parents Sentenced in Death of Daughter
In addition to handing down long prison terms to the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died of neglect, a judge said that Jeffrey and Julie Gray should have no future contact with their four surviving children.St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy J. Wilson...
People
Among the regular visitors to Marion, Ill., is first-novelist VICTORIA GOTTI, author of "The Senator's Daughter." She drops in monthly at Marion's maximum security federal pen to visit her dad, mob boss JOHN GOTTI.Did we say "mob boss"? His daughter...
Put Up or Shut Up: Mvc's Best vs. C-Usa's Best
The Missouri Valley Conference and Conference USA soon will put their basketball on display with separate tournaments at Kiel Center, with the first beginning Friday. Which league has better players?Here's a comparison of what could be the five best...
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