St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 30, 1994

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2 Plant Workers Critically Burned by Molten Metal Forklift Accident Suspected in Explosion
A few weeks ago, Jodi Ritchie, 23, and Linda Mauldin, 36, found work at a factory just in time for the holidays.But on Tuesday, their hopeful new start ended in a terrible accident at the plant, in Venice. A pot of molten metal exploded and the scalding...
3-Cent Increase in Stamp Price Aims at Avoiding Long Fight Postal Service Leans toward a `Stopgap' Rate Increase to Appease Major Mailers
THE 3-CENT increase in the price of a first-class stamp that probably will be approved today is the product of intense negotiations between Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon and private industry.The increase also represents only a fraction of what...
49ers Pound Saints, Keep Churning Along
Come on 49ers, admit it. You're the team cities across the country dream of having.Even when you mess up, you're superior. Fumble the ball, get your quarterback sacked, let the other guys log a few big plays. In the end, you're just toying with your...
8 Men Accuse Jenny Craig Inc. of Harassment
Tracy Tinkham wanted to move up the corporate ladder at Jenny Craig Inc.But when Tinkham was told he would "either have to have a sex change or a push-up bra" to get ahead, he decided the price of advancement was too high.Tinkham is one of eight men...
A Bad War, a Bad Peace
U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry has said aloud what has long been obvious: The Serbs have won the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and nothing that NATO or the United Nations can do will alter that. In effect, the United States has capitulated to the...
Age Also Has Its Charms, 62-Year-Old Reader Says
Dear Abby: A recent column had several letters from women age 60 and over who had cute responses to questions regarding their age. I think these women are part of the problem.Our culture extends neither status nor credit to its aging population. Today...
All Dressed Up and Some Places to Go
SALES CLERKS sometimes call them "grandmother dresses" - on account of who buys them.Godmothers and aunts have been known to buy them, too, these lavish concoctions of velvet and taffeta, polished cotton and lace. But not many parents are willing to...
Arts Leaders Offer Varying Views on Facility Meeting Area's Needs
The hole in the ground will someday be an orchestra pit. The steel frame will one day house a stage. The mud slope will eventually offer a seating with no center aisle but with extra legroom.The long-awaited theater at St. Charles County Community College...
Basketball Coaches Pan North-South Split
Just because the impending new Big 12 Conference has resolved its football scheduling with a tidy North-South split doesn't mean basketball will follow the same format. At least happily, if Big Eight basketball coaches have anything to say about it -...
Boeing Teams with Mcdonnell in Shuttle Bid Craft Would Resemble Airliner
Traditional competitors McDonnell Douglas Corp. and Boeing Co. are teaming up in a bid to build a replacement for the space shuttle. The project is called the X-33."We have a design and development project with Boeing to develop a low-cost, reusable...
Briefs
WorldHAITIParliamentary Elections Postponed, Premier SaysThe first round of Haitian legislative elections since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's return, originally set for December, will not take place for at least 14 weeks, Prime Minister Smarck Michel...
Campbell Soup Deal Stirs New Talk of Pet's Future Some Analysts See Soup, Sauce Showdown; Others See Sale
Campbell Soup Co.'s $1.15 billion purchase of Pace Foods Ltd. sets up a tantalizing duel with Pet Inc. for shares of the soup and sauce markets.Pet's Progresso soups have been chipping away at Campbell's shelf space for decades.Pet's Old El Paso runs...
Candidate Petitions for Election in April Available at Clerk's Office
St. Charles residents interested in running for mayor, the City Council or municipal judge can pick up candidate petitions and instructions from the city clerk's office at City Hall, 200 North Second Street.Clerk Linda Medlock said the petitions and...
`Chicago Hope' Prognosis: Better Ratings Ahead
ADAM Arkin, dressed persuasively in doctor's scrubs, offers a prognosis: "Chicago Hope" has more dramatic and ratings life ahead than critical sniping would have it.The CBS medical drama premiered this fall on Thursday nights against NBC's new doctor...
Cincinnati Goes `Long' Way to Win
Art Long scored five of his 17 points during a key 13-4 spurt in the second half, and 10th-ranked Cincinnati of the Great Midwest Conference beat Rutgers 72-61 Monday night in Picataway, N.J.After Rutgers (0-2) cut a 10-point deficit to 50-47 with 11 minutes...
College's New Theater, Fine Arts Center Called a Great Step Forward for County
Good things come to those who wait - or so contends the chairman of the Art Department at St. Charles County Community College.Gordon Goulden, art chairman, said the opening of a theater and fine arts center at the community college would enhance the...
Council Agrees to Pay Hikes Recommended by Park Board
The St. Charles City Council has agreed to boost the pay of some park employees and the assistant tourism director.The council will amend its bill on employees' salaries so that the assistant director of tourism earns $46,646 a year, up from $34,000....
Cut to the Chase Critics Give FBI Sting in Movie Industry a 1-Star Rating
To prepare for his role, Garland Schweickhardt, like any good actor, immersed himself in the world of his character.He studied film production at UCLA. He hung out with Hollywood hotshots at the Polo Lounge. He learned how to throw around terms like...
Dahmer's Slaying Is Scrutinized Mental Illness Plagued Suspect, Paper Reports
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who mutilated and cannibalized his victims while believing he was the devil, may have been murdered by a violent fellow inmate who thought himself to be the son of God, news reports said Tuesday.Officials named Christopher...
Dinosaur Hunting in Mexico
In this year of upheaval, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari surely hoped that the inauguration of his successor, Ernesto Zedillo, on Thursday would be an occasion of optimistic celebration. Instead, the event may wind up intensifying, not relieving,...
Don't Picture This: Nudes Gone at Plaza Frontenac
FOR ART'S SAKE: Our town's Jerry Tovo is biting his tongue, after Plaza Frontenac management removed four of his photographic works from the Mossa Art Exhibit in the mall. Tovo said that one of the downtown Mossa Center staffers proposed storing them...
Eagles Focus of Weekend Events
Just as sure as snow flies, the bald eagles return to Missouri. After years of work restoring bald eagle numbers, we can enjoy hundreds of the regal birds of prey at three Eagle Day events sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation.Eagle Days...
Even Pristine Cold Air Can Trigger Asthma
Dear Dr. Donohue: I live where the air is crystal clear, dry and pollution-free. My son jogs, so I decided to join him. It didn't last long. I started having chest pain, and I thought I was having heart symptoms. To make a long story short, many tests later,...
Evidence against Clintons' Friend Is Called Strong Whitewater Prosecutor Tracks Hubbell's Questionable Expenses
Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr has developed extensive evidence purportedly showing that former associate attorney general Webster L. Hubbell billed hundreds of thousands of dollars in phony expenses to his former law firm and clients, according...
Experience, Talent Make Knights Team to Watch
For the Francis Howell North boys basketball team, it's time to put up or shut up."This is definitely the season we've been pointing to for the past couple of years," Knights coach Bill Moyer said. "We have a team that's talented, experienced and deep,...
Experts Call for More Planning, Jobs Here Real-Estate Forum Hears Plea for `a New Vision'
While the economy appears strong nationally and locally, experts are warning that times will get tougher. Some of the prosperity may be illusory anyway, they say, and the St. Louis metropolitan area needs a stronger effort at job creation and regional...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:</P><P>Double Dragon (PG-13) - This hyperactive movie version of the popular video game isn't as much fun as playing, but it's childish enough to be a fair diversion for smaller kids. Violence is nearly non-stop,...
Fans Drops Its Target Date Several Issues Remain as Ultimatum Passes
Stan Kroenke may have an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams. But FANS Inc. doesn't. As a result, Thursday's target date to conclude negotiations is no more."Despite the best efforts of all concerned, the December 1 target date will not be met," FANS...
Gators Show It Was No Fluke, Beat Boston College Again
When they met for the first time in March, the Florida Gators and Boston College Eagles were dueling curiosities, Cinderella acts with only each other obstructing the way to the NCAA Final Four.But if it gently chimed midnight for Boston College that...
GATT Divides St. Louis Farm Groups While Corn Growers Back Accord, Soybean Association Has Objections
Two St. Louis-based farm groups have taken opposite stands on bills authorizing the trade treaty known as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or GATT.The American Soybean Association stopped short of denouncing the treaty, because many of its...
Gifts Limit Could Have Had Clout in This Year's State Senate Races
SUPPOSE PROPOSITION A's campaign contribution limits, approved by voters on Nov. 8, had been in place for earlier elections.How would it have affected spending among incumbent state senators?A lot.Although Proposition A restricts contributions, not spending, it...
Gop Is Right to Ensure That Staffers Are in Step with Its Agenda
Want to work for the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill? You may first have to take a test that shows your prospective boss if your philosophy matches his or her own. The GOP questionnaire covers 152 issues and includes questions ranging from the applicant's...
Great Eight Flunks out as a Tourney, Olson Says
No one had expected a voice of grave despair to descend on the Great Eight Festival. Yet, Arizona coach Lute Olson waited for someone to seek his opinion about ESPN's two-night, eight-game doubleheader at The Palace.When he finally had a forum, he had...
Great Eight Reminiscent of National Championship
As college football closes in another unfulfilling, poll-fueled and whimsical stab at determining a national champion, college basketball this week reminds us of the virtues of a championship tournament.The Great Eight, a two-day hoops jamboree featuring...
High Court Hears Arguments on Term Limits for Congress
The term limit proposals that have been so popular at the ballot box got a more skeptical reception Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, where some justices questioned the authority of a state to set new qualifications for Congress.During the 90-minute...
High Court Hears Term Limits Debate Justices Seem Less Enthusiastic Than Voters
The term limit proposals that have been so popular at the ballot box got a more skeptical reception Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, where some justices questioned the authority of a state to set new qualifications for Congress.During the 90-minute...
High Court Rulings Are Guide Nativity Scene Was Allowed in Decision on Rhode Island Case
When local governments decide what holiday decorations to allow on public property, they rely on interpretations of various decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.As of now, two Supreme Court cases from the 1980s are widely looked...
Honor Roll
Students on the A honor roll at Castlio Elementary School of the Francis Howell School District, 1020 Dingledine Road, St. Charles. Qualifications are: grade-point average of 3.65, be on or above grade level, have 1 or 2 in art, music, physical education, work...
Honor Roll
The following pupils are on the first quarter A honor roll at Becky David Elementary School of the Francis Howell School District, 1155 Jungs Station Road.A pupil must have a grade-point average of at least 3.65, must be on or above grade level and must...
House Democrats Meet, Air Frustrations
As Republicans exercised their new-found muscle in the halls of the Capitol Tuesday, bruised and battered House Democrats gathered behind closed doors for what one labeled a post-election group therapy session."It absolutely was a meeting to vent," said...
Housing Authority's Bankbook Is Door-Opener for Controversy
A BATTLE OVER who will sit on the board of the St. Louis Housing Authority attests to the agency's evolution from bench warmer to first-string player in city politics.The controversy has bruised an alliance between City Hall and the St. Louis Labor...
Illinois House Oks Tax Break Lawmakers Override Edgar's Veto; Measure Would Aid Older Adults
Older adults won a shot at property tax relief Tuesday. The Illinois House added a new tax break to state law, despite opposition from the governor.The House voted 104-9 to override Gov. Jim Edgar's veto of the bill, which freezes property tax assessments...
It's Hard to Get on the Right Side of Conservatives
YOU MIGHT THINK that conservatives would be filled with joy these days. After all, they're on a real hot streak.First, they won the Cold War.I know, I know. A lot of liberals are trying to rewrite history. They're trying to suggest that the Cold War...
Jerry Rubin, Radical Turned Businessman, Dies at 56
Jerry Rubin, the anti-war radical who once told his peers never to trust anyone over 30, has died.Mr. Rubin died after undergoing cardiac arrest Monday night (Nov. 28, 1994) at UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. He was 56 and had been an inveterate...
Judge's Sympathy after 1st Offense to Face Test of a 2nd
A thief from St. Charles who gained the sympathy of a St. Charles County judge after her first offense is likely to find herself back before the same judge under less favorable circumstances.Cheryl Ann Mitchell, 42, pleaded guilty this year to stealing $8,622.99...
Julian Loves to Talk, but Also to Work
ALEXANDER JULIAN loves to talk.His wife, Meagan, knows it. She had to coax the fashion designer off a stage once, five years ago, as she was going into labor while Julian was telling the audience about the fine details of yarn.Fashion writers know it....
Keep Fighting Tobacco, Gop Congress Urged Democrat Takes Parting Shot as Chairman of Panel on Health
The Democrat who mounted relentless attacks on tobacco urged the incoming Republican Congress on Tuesday to pursue evidence that he said shows the industry deliberately hooks even teen-agers."This issue can't be swept under the rug," said Rep. Henry...
Lame-Duck House Oks Trade Pact
In a debate flavored by farewells, the House overwhelmingly approved the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on Tuesday.The vote was 288-146, with broad bipartisan support. The world trade pact now goes to the Senate, where a much closer vote is expected...
Lamping Leads Cardinals out of Dark Ages
As the players and the owners continue efforts to destroy one another, any attempt to assess baseball's immediate future is futile.We don't know if there will be a 1995 baseball season. We don't know what the game will look like if the gates are opened...
Live-In Mother-in-Law Could Cause Disruption
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 38-year-old woman who has been married for 20 years to "Bob." Bob is 50 and is now terminally ill.Bob and I have stayed very close to his 80-year-old widowed mother. "Mary" is fairly healthy and lives alone. For my entire marriage,...
Marquette Coach Has Tough Act to Follow
It is one thing to replace a successful coach. There, the objective is simple: Just keep winning.It is another thing to replace a cult hero, someone who could make you laugh one minute and cringe the next, someone who was about as subtle as Jesse Helms.That's...
`Michigan' Bullets Figuring on Webber for Long Run
From the top of his stocking cap, to his impossibly baggy jeans, to the bottom of his spotlessly clean work boots, Chris Webber looks like a kid who belongs on campus.Which he does."I'm only 21," he likes to tell people.You see him dressed like that...
Mild Weather's Long Goodbye Is Warmly Received Weekend Holds Advanced Degrees
Indian summer refuses to surrender.After a few brisk days of jacket weather, the balmy days of November 1994 are back for another weekend. Forecasters predict highs warming back into the 60s by Thursday.Assuming the prediction holds, temperatures would...
Milestone in Nuclear Cleanup Last Structures about to Be Demolished at St. Charles County Site
Within a week, the last wall will tumble down at the old nuclear fuel plant in Weldon Spring, leaving a big field with a lot of toxic debris.But the milestone in the 10-year clean-up project is just that - a milestone. The $864 million cleanup of radioactive...
Missouri Officials Confident That a Speedway Is on Track
Bruton Smith's flirtation with the St. Louis area as a potential home to a new superspeedway may have ended with Monday's announcement that the new NASCAR track would be built in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.But a lasting relationship may have developed...
Molten Metal Critically Burns 2 Workers
A few weeks ago, Jodi Ritchie, 23, and Linda Mauldin, 36, found work at a factory just in time for the Christmas holidays.But on Tuesday, their hopeful new start ended in a terrible accident at the plant, in Venice. A pot of molten metal exploded and...
Morning Briefing
Long-distance Firms Get Post-Thanksgiving Rush</P><P>Another holiday tradition has developed: the rush to call long distance on the Monday after Thanksgiving as businesses catch up after a four-day weekend and consumers place catalog orders.</P><P>For...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
You've just planted yourself in the middle of the National Football Conference playoff race. You have a key game coming up this week at home against Green Bay.So what kind of respect does that earn the Detroit Lions? Not much in Pontiac, Mich., where...
NBC Hopes to Trip Fox with FCC Rules Foreign Ownership of Network Draws Fire
In a direct challenge to the very existence of the Fox television network, NBC will file a petition with the Federal Communications Commission today asserting that the stations that form the heart of Fox are illegally foreign-owned.NBC will ask the FCC...
NCAA Reprieve Spurs Hope at Se Missouri
Southeast Missouri State basketball coach Ron Shumate tends to be a worrywart. He is forever lamenting his plight with his deadpan drawl.When SEMO jumped from NCAA Division II to Division I in 1991, he was positively morose. Thanks to National Collegiate...
New York, Ewing Beat Reeling Bullets 99-91
Patrick Ewing scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds Tuesday night as the New York Knicks held on to beat Washington 99-91, the Bullets' sixth consecutive loss overall and fourth in a row at home.Washington trailed by 18 points late in the third quarter before...
Nhl Talks to Resume Thursday Players Examining Latest Proposals
After a four-day hiatus, negotiators in the National Hockey League labor dispute plan to resume talks Thursday.It will be the first bargaining between the league and the NHL Players' Association since talks broke off Saturday in Boston.Bob Goodenow,...
Notre Dame Nips Indiana in Ot
Notre Dame hit five free throws in overtime Tuesday as the Irish overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to upset visiting Indiana 80-79.The loss drops the Hoosiers to 1-3, their worst start since the 1976-77 season, when they finished 16-11.Michael Hermon...
Notre Dame Nips Indiana in Ot
Notre Dame hit five free throws in overtime Tuesday as the Irish overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to upset visiting Indiana 80-79."This was a great win for our program," Notre Dame coach John MacLeod said. "We've been trying to get a win of this...
Nunn Faces Dwi, Gun Charges Ex-Big Red Player Crashes Car Here
Freddie Joe Nunn, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, had nearly double the legal limit of alcohol in his system Monday night when he slammed his Corvette against a high curb near the Missouri Botanical Garden, police said.Police found two fully-loaded...
Obituaries
Fred B. Bomar Fred B. Bomar, 79, of St. Peters, died Monday (Nov. 28, 1994) at St. Peters Manor.</P><P>Mr. Bomar was a retired pipefitter with General Motors Corp. in St. Louis.</P><P>A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday...
Old Rivals: Stewart, Keady Great Eight Foes Mu, Purdue Are Shadows of Their Former Selves
Until tonight, anyway, the mention of University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart evokes an oral genuflection from Purdue coach Gene Keady."You have a special feeling for someone who fought through" cancer, said Keady, whose Boilermakers meet...
On-Line Manners Smiley, and the Virtual World Smileys with You
You've just tapped your new computer into a commercial on-line service and discovered a bounty of discussion groups, from "Batman" to body piercing. Yet so far, you've crashed and burned socially:On your first visit to Prodigy, you were bombarded by...
`Other Victim' Recalled as Top Alton Student
Friends who remember Jesse Michael Anderson as one of the smartest kids in school in Alton expected him to go on to great things.Instead, Anderson has become a footnote in grisly history as the oinmate beaten at the same time that serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer...
Parents Just Can't Kick about This Kids' Fad
IT WAS a remarkable sight for these times.Sitting in groups on the gymnasium floor were about 80 children ages 6 to 8.As children that age are inclined to do, most were chattering, laughing, elbowing, gawking and generally creating a head-pounding racket.Then...
People
The road: either you hate it . . .DON HENLEY looks at the reunion tour by THE EAGLES and tells Billboard: "I think after this tour, that'll be it. At times, it's been satisfying. And there's been pain involved, as there always is in any endeavor of this...
Pga to Forbid Members from Playing in World Tour
Professional golfers will have to choose between the PGA Tour and the new World Tour. The PGA won't let them play in both.PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Tuesday he will enforce the PGA's "conflicting events" rules requiring players to get his permission...
Pine Time Ex-Tiger Peeler Rides the Bench, Grows Frustrated with Lakers
The beginning of the season, that was his chance. Eddie Jones, the starting shooting guard, was an unproven rookie and would have to face Joe Dumars and John Starks in the first five days of his National Basketball Association career. Besides, everyone...
Planes Hit Capital of Rebel Russians; Yeltsin Seeks Peace
Planes attacked the capital of Russia's rebel republic of Chechnya on Tuesday and set its airport ablaze, just hours after President Boris Yeltsin ordered both sides to stop fighting.Yeltsin, trying to end a conflict between the republic's leaders who...
Prosecutor Accused of Persecution Lame Duck Ruffling Feathers of His Foes in Jefferson County
George B. McElroy, defeated after one term as Jefferson County prosecutor, is not going quietly.He leaves his post at year's end but won't allow his successor, Robert G. Wilkins, to start work early.And some of Wilkins' supporters say McElroy is using...
Quayle Hospitalized for Treatment of Blood Clot in Lung `It's Nothing . . . Basically a Blip,' Wife Says
Former Vice President Dan Quayle underwent treatment Tuesday for a blood clot in his lung just weeks before he was expected to announce whether he will run for president in 1996."The doctors are very optimistic about Mr. Quayle's condition right now,"...
Rewiring Male Brain for Holidays
WELCOME to the end of November. By now you or a woman you know has been fantasizing for several weeks about a bed in an expensively attentive mental-health facility.This polite listing toward nervous breakdown began back in October. Families drag through...
Ritchie's Hoping for Much Better Start
Francis Howell North wrestling coach Harold Ritchie would just as soon forget the 1993-94 season. And rightly so.From the start last season, the Knights were bothered by injuries, defections and other distractions."Going in, I thought we had the makings...
Rivermen Stop Lindenwood
The University of Missouri-St. Louis ran into a pesky Lindenwood team in its home opener Tuesday night at the Mark Twain Building. But the Rivermen pulled away in the second half and won 85-70.UMSL improved its record to 3-2. Lindewood fell to 1-6."Lindenwood...
Season-Opening Win Shows `Solid' Play Coach Likes to See
Francis Howell North girls basketball coach Mike Kenny has to remind himself it was just one game.In the season-opener last week at Francis Howell, the Knights survived a slow start to come away with a 47-42 nonconference victory."It's a long season...
Semo Cleans Up on Postseason Awards
The Southeast Missouri State football team took one small step this season. On Tuesday, Southeast took a giant leap.Two Southeast players were named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team, one was named the best defensive player in the conference...
Software May Be Best Holiday Gift
If you have a computer user in your house,here are some stocking stuffers:For entertainment and hours of discovery, look at The CD-ROM Cartoon History of the Universe from Putnam New Media.Available in Windows and Macintosh formats, the two-disk program...
Special Courses for Middle-School Teachers
Imagine you or your child were about to undergo surgery, say, an appendectomy. Imagine that, when you met the potential surgeon to discuss the operation, she said she had not exactly been trained to do this procedure, but she had done work with the stomach,...
Sports Shorts
Baseball Owners Vow To Play 1995 Season</P><P>Baseball players failed to make a counterproposal Tuesday, and owners said they would start the 1995 season with replacement players if necessary. After about four hours of joint meetings in Leesburg,...
Spurs Hold off Timberwolves (1-12)
David Robinson scored 24 points as the San Antonio Spurs outlasted a fourth-quarter Minnesota rally to beat the visiting Timberwolves 92-88 on Monday night.Trailing 70-58 heading into the fourth quarter, the Timberwolves pulled to 84-81 on Sean Rooks'...
St. Louis Aldermen Cry Foul Election Board Accused of Lacking Effectiveness
St. Louis aldermen on Tuesday sharply criticized the city Election Board for its handling of the recent unsuccessful petition drive to oust Alderman Sharon Tyus, D-20th Ward.The aldermanic legislative committee also questioned the board about problems...
Stock-Fund Investors Abandon Ship
The mutual fund industry Tuesday gave its clearest signal that investors are leaving stock funds for the safety of money market funds.Fidelity Investments, the nation's biggest mutual fund company, said a net $100 million was removed from stock funds...
Stock Rally Sputters on Uncertain Economy
A two-day rally in stocks stalled Tuesday after an unexpectedly strong consumer confidence report raised concern that inflation and interest rates will head higher, traders said.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.01, boosted by a late round of computer-guided...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY "Inspecting Carol": The Rep's latest, which will have preview performances tonight and Thursday, is a frantic farce about a struggling theater company's often unsuccessful but usually hilarious...
Tech Talk
Send A Holiday Card Without Leaving Home</P><P>Computer users with access to the CompuServe on-line network now can send customized Hallmark greeting cards without leaving their homes.</P><P>Hallmark Cards Inc. has announced...
The Magic of Santa Is Instant Secularism Religious Leaders Argue over Symbols
Slip Santa near the angels in a Nativity scene. Or put him beside the Jewish menorah. Then, courts say, the scene is secular enough to be legal on government property.But that hasn't stopped a furor among religious leaders over religious symbols in Clayton...
The Violent World of Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer died as he lived horribly, violently, in an unspeakable situation far removed from the lives of many Americans who found his story repulsive and fascinating at the same time. His fatal beating at a maximum-security prison in Wisconsin...
Tiffany Is Ordered to Pay $365,000 in Sex-Harassment Case
Tiffany & Co., the Fifth Avenue jeweler, has been ordered to pay $365,000 to a employee fired after complaining about being tormented by a supervisor who boasted of his sexual prowess.In addition, a second manager told the woman that she was "too aggressive...
Top Gac Teams Lead All-League Defense
Football fans love an exciting offense. But, in general, football coaches prefer a stifling defense."You can't win at any level without a good defense," one area coach said. "Sooner or later, you have to be able to stop somebody if you're going to be...
Turf Decision: Cards May Go for Grass
Picture if you will, walking through the turnstiles of a baseball stadium, up the concourse and down the corridor. Stepping into the open air and gazing down upon something natural, something vibrant, something real.A baseball field, like the one you...
U.N. and NATO Failed Bosnia
Lt. Gen. Sir Michael Rose, the reincarnation of Neville Chamberlain, has just admitted that his U.N. force of 23,000 Europeans is unable to "deter" Bosnian Serbs from destroying cities the Security Council has established as safe havens.That is tantamount...
U.S. Proposes New Talks on a Bosnian Settlement Suspension of War Would Have to Come First
Casting about for a formula to halt the fighting in Bosnia, the United States proposed on Tuesday an international conference to explore terms for a settlement.Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher predicted that U.S. allies would accept the idea.At...
Visions of River Focus of Meeting Network Holds 1st of 8 Gatherings in Cities along Missouri
Wetlands preservation, better flood plain management and flood protection, tourism, historic preservation, and more waterfront uses are just a few of the concerns and "visions" that residents of St. Charles County have for the Missouri River as they...
Wallace Paces No. 2 N. Carolina
Rasheed Wallace scored a career-high 30 points as No. 2 North Carolina took its game inside to beat Pittsburgh 90-67 Tuesday night.Wallace had little trouble maneuvering around the basket, leading to the first 30-point game by a Tar Heel since Hubert...
Waning Days for a Winning Cat
HODGE'S heart pills are in the kitchen, next to his stomach medicine and his bland food.He is old. If his heart doesn't get him, his kidneys will. Hodge needs 150 ml. of Ringer's Lactate Solution every other day.The water treatment keeps him alive. My...
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