St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 20, 1996

A Case for Executive Clemency
Gov. Mel Carnahan should spare the life of Jeffery Sloan, who is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for having killed his parents and two brothers a decade ago, when he was 19. The murders occurred in Lathrop, Mo., just north of Kansas City.The...
Administrator Demeaned Pupils, Parent Charges
A parent told the East St. Louis School Board Monday night that an administrator at Clark Junior High School forced students to go in a side door, demeaning them.The parent, Gay Harris, said blacks had struggled for the right to use the front door, to...
Advice to Gop: Start Over
To: Delegates to the Republican National ConventionRe: The Next RevolutionSure, you're in a bind. No, it won't be pretty. Mutinies never are. But that's why you're Republicans. You have a strong stomach and you don't hesitate to shoot the stragglers.Let's...
Agency Awaits Scope of Newest Ebola Outbreak
In a small African village gripped by the deadly Ebola virus, a team of international medical experts is involved in a grim game of wait and see.Thirteen people have died from the disease in Gabon, a country of 1.2 million on the west coast of Africa,...
All-Star Scramble Pro Soccer Game Challenges Orchard Farm Band's Pep
Members of the Orchard Farm High School pep band recently found out firsthand the meaning of "the show must go on."The band performed Feb. 11 at the National Professional Soccer League All-Star Game. The game was played at the Kansas Coliseum near Wichita...
Ambush Stifle Attack, Send Playoff Warning
The Kansas City Attack might have the better record, and it might have won the regular-season series, but the Ambush let the Attack know in no uncertain terms Monday that it would be a force to be reckoned with come time for the National Professional...
As a Kennedy, Caroline Knows Art of Deflection
SHE'S A MEMBER of one of the most probed and public families on the planet. So it's ironic that Caroline Kennedy, the closely guarded, pixieish, bobbed-haired first daughter of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, has chosen, at 38, to step out from the Life magazine...
Astronauts Seek to Get the Kinks out of Satellite
Suppose Columbia's astronauts are reeling in a half-ton satellite at the end of a 12.8-mile cord when the motor yanks the satellite toward the space shuttle like an incoming cannonball.Or maybe a micrometeorite whizzes by and severs the tether, whipping...
Bach at the Sem Concert on Sunday Evening in the Chapel
THE Bach at the Sem concert on Sunday evening in the chapel of Concordia Seminary was an uneasy cross between a concert and a religious service. The series is named for Bach, but God gets a good plug out of the affair as well.Sunday evening's performance...
Bearcats Bounce Bills Slu Hangs Tough but Loses by Five against Cincinnati
Jamal Johnson writhed on the Kiel Center floor Monday night. And the Billikens' hope for a season-turning victory over Cincinnati appeared to flatten with each of his twists and rolls."I didn't think I'd come back in the game," Johnson said.The St. Louis...
Beat That! Michael Jackson Overshadows All at Brit Awards Show
Michael Jackson accepted a lifetime achievement award Monday and made his first live stage appearance since splitting up with his wife, Lisa Marie Presley, and collapsing in New York.Surrounded by a multinational cast of children representing the di...
Big Banks Give Bucks to Topinka
When Patrick Quinn was sworn in as Illinois treasurer in 1991, he brought a new policy to the office: No political donations would be accepted from banks because the treasurer's office works so closely with them.When Judy Baar Topinka took over the treasurer's...
Big Rain Years Spawn Crappie Jackpot
Anglers, prepare for lots of days of crappie fishing fun. Some of the best fishing in Missouri this year will be on lakes where crappie swim.Above-average rainfall four of the past five years created perfect conditions for crappie to prosper at many...
Board Picks New Chief of Schools
The St. Louis School Board expects to announce its winning candidate for superintendent today.Contract terms have been resolved, a source said Monday.One of the three finalists, Henry P. Williams, said Monday that he had not been contacted by the board....
Bosnian Serb Official Ignores Peace Talks General Refuses to Be Pushed into Process
A Bosnian Serb general did not attend talks with Muslim and Croat rivals Monday, snubbing NATO and sending a message that Serb leaders would not be pushed into peace at any price.The no-show by Gen. Zdravko Tolimir made a mockery of the touted succe...
Briefs
FLORIDA Ship Cleared After Running Aground Divers inspecting a cruise liner that ran aground on a sandbar found a small hole early Monday but allowed the ship to continue on to the Cayman Islands.None of the 1,121 passengers or 517 crew members on the Tropicale,...
Buchanan, Dole Face Dead Heat in Primary Bad Weather Could Affect New Hampshire Turnout
New Hampshire voters head to the polls today in a Republican presidential primary whose outcome is a toss-up and whose impact could shake the GOP to its roots.Forecasters predicted a mix of wintry weather as nasty as the tenor of the political debate...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN</P><P>A ground-breaking ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday for First Bank at 1526 West 70 South Service Road in Wentzville. A 5,000-square-foot facility will be built for the bank.</P><P>On Cue Music-Books-Movies...
Carlyle Romps as Smith Gets 39
Courtney Smith had 39 points and Shanon Pollman added 13 for Carlyle in an 88-56 victory over Nashville in the Illinois Class A girls sectional semifinals.Carlyle is 28-1 and ranked No. 1 in the Post-Dispatch small-schools poll and will play tonight's...
Caution Flag Raised on Annuities
Investors love a tax-deferral, which accounts for the huge popularity of variable annuities. But you may shoot yourself in the foot if you buy them purely from tax-aversion. Because of their high costs, annuities may return less after-tax than you'd...
Charlie Finley, 77, Dies
Flamboyant, cantankerous, iconoclastic Charlie O. Finley, who created the Oakland Athletics' team that won three consecutive World Series and then presided over the collapse that nearly ruined the franchise, died Monday (Feb. 19, 1996) in a Chicago hospital. He...
Cherry-Tree Site Wal-Mart Store Threatens Washington Boyhood Farm
The riverside farm where George Washington romped as a boy, and where legend has it the first American president chopped down his father's cherry tree, could soon be part of a less quaint American legend.Wal-Mart, the muscular discounter, plans a new...
China's Year of the Rat St. Louisans Pay Tribute in Traditional Decorum
First came the ear-splitting rat-tat-tat of firecrackers, followed by the unmistakable smell of gunpowder. Next came three men in red, two to play and one to push the waist-high drum.Finally, in marched the yellow-gold dragon, jumping above the crowd...
College Students Soak Up Chess with Their Coffee
It's hard enough to beat your own personal computer at chess, let alone match Garry Kasparov's feat and top Deep Blue, IBM's chess-playing supercomputer.But chess continues to gain popularity among college students and others interested in expanding...
Critics Charge FDA Needs Revamping
GOVERNMENT DOCTORS THOUGHT they'd finally proved that Americans get life-saving new medicines as fast as or faster than Europeans, but critics are insisting that's not good enough.Afraid that the good news could slow congressional efforts to revamp the...
Domestic Violence Agency Plans to Stay Open through March
ALIVE, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence in St. Louis County, is back in business - at least until March 31.ALIVE, an acronym for Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments, closed Jan. 31, laying off its five-member paid staff....
Do Missouri a Favor: Keep It Simple
Missouri's basic license plate dates back to 1979, which is perhaps why there are now some 490 variations with eight to 10 possible alternative color schemes. It's long past time for a new plate, a single color scheme and a single design. But there's...
Don't Move the Nuclear Waste
Large quantities of radioactive material might be shipped through St. Louis if a bill amending the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 is enacted. Notwithstanding the potentional risk to the population of St. Louis and other parts of Missouri, the bill's sponsors...
D. Weber Looks Forward to Fun with Hall of Fame Tournament
St. Louisan Dick Weber is one of eight Hall of Famers who will be competing in the 14th annual Bud Light Hall of Fame Tournament at Tropicana Lanes later this week.The format features four men and four women Hall of Famers teamed with eight amateurs...
Easy Solution to Weapons Debate: Let Voters Decide in Referendum
LIKE A BAD cough that just won't go away, the annual concealed weapons bill has raised its ugly head again in the Missouri Legislature.Every year the legislation makes an appearance and, despite seemingly successful efforts to beat it back, the special...
Environmentalism as a Religion
The combustible elements of religion and politics helped fuel Pat Buchanan's close second finish in the Iowa Republican caucuses. They are also propelling him to new heights of respectability in today's New Hampshire primary.If Buchanan does well in...
Ethanol Fuels Politics out Where the Tall Corn Grows
My vote is for sale. I stand ready to cast a ballot for any presidential candidate who will do me one small favor: promise to abolish the ridiculous federal tax breaks for ethanol used in automotive fuel.In Iowa recently, I looked far and wide but found...
E.T. You're Home! Nevada Tourism Takes off in Alien Nation's UFO Capital
If E.T. is ever looking for a place to phone home, or searching for a route back to his extraterrestrial kin, this blip of a town may just be the starting point.Long a Mecca for people who believe that we are not alone, Rachel is the anchor for Nevada's...
Flames Killed Passengers in Train Crash, Doctor Says
Eight of 11 people killed in the fiery crash of a commuter and an Amtrak passenger train died from flames and smoke, not from the impact of the crash, a medical examiner said Monday.The disclosure focused renewed interest on reports from survivors about...
Flames, Not Impact, Killed Passengers in Train Crash
As the crewman raced through the speeding train shouting, "All aboard! All aboard!" Damian Benitez knew that he had better pray for a way to get off."One girl said, `Is he playing or something?' But oh, man - I knew better," said Benitez, 19, one of...
For Sale: 10,000 Parcels of City-Owned Property
The city of St. Louis has taken in a multitude of real estate through tax foreclosure - but not until recently did it have a neglected cemetery full of toppled tombstones.That's what the city got last year when it took over the Gatewood Gardens Cemetery...
Gac Dominates State Tournament with 6 Champions
The Gateway Athletic Conference has long been recognized as the state's premier wrestling league. Last weekend's performance simply enhanced that."I haven't checked the numbers, but I'd be real surprised if any other conference came close to the GAC,"...
`Generation X': From Comics to Small Screen
WHEN puberty hits, most kids feel a little like mutants. But what if a cruel genetic mix-up actually did turn some teens into freaks, with the ability to shoot fireworks out of their fingertips, say, or change themselves into stone just by picking one...
Have Cake and Eat It, Too?
Dear Abby: The phrase "You can't have your cake and eat it, too," has always bothered me. I wonder why not? I do it all the time. I have my cake - and then I eat it.Recently, I read somewhere that the correct phrase is "You can't eat your cake and have...
Healthy Lifestyles Pump Up Bootheel Inexpensive Programs Lower Disease Risk
At 34, William H. Johnson had reached the age when most people like to put down roots. His were on the couch in his living room in Malden, Mo.Now, five years later, Johnson leads a walking club and helps educate his neighbors in that southeastern Missouri...
Helping Women Get Good Jobs
Congress is trying to reach agreement on legislation to reshape the nation's job-training programs. One issue buried in the details of the debate is the continuation of job-readiness and training programs for women, particularly single parents and displaced homemakers...
`Heroes' Dinner to Honor Efforts in Mental Health
A state senator and several others will be honored Sunday for their work to support mental health programs in St. Charles County.Honored at a dinner will be: State Sen. Steve Ehlmann, R-St.Charles, Dan Hite, Jim Phillips and John Wunderlich. Also honored...
His Own Way Arrested Illinois Court Justice Has a Knack for Controversy
BEFORE HE MADE headlines with his arrest, he was telling off the governor and being vilified for his part in taking a toddler from his family. And before that, he was lambasting everything from the Supreme Court to greedy lawyers.Justice James Heiple...
Howell Battles to Repeat in Third Tight Bid for Runner-Up `Proud' Day for Vikings
Francis Howell High wrestling coach Jud Hoffman really believed his Vikings could win the state title.It didn't work out that way."In a tournament like this, every team has its ups and its downs; that's just the nature of the state meet," Hoffman said. "Lee's...
Hoyas Halt Uconn's Winning Streak at 23
Georgetown did things no one had done to Connecticut since November.The 11th-ranked Hoyas ended the third-ranked Huskies' winning streak at 23 games with a devastating 77-65 victory Monday night in Landover, Md."For the first time a team attacked us...
'Huskers' Nee Still out of Joint over Team's Two-Day Boycott
The University of Nebraska basketball team's curious two-day boycott of its coach last week left him a wounded Nee."It's devastating," Cornhuskers coach Danny Nee said Monday.Nee suffered the indignity of 11 players skipping practice last Monday. A day...
Illinois Justice Center Seeking Clemency for Aging Prisoners
Robert R. Dukett has spent 26 years in prison for the murder of a service station attendant in a robbery in 1969. Sentenced under an old state law, he has no idea how long he must remain behind bars.Now 68, Dukett suffers from glaucoma and arthritis...
Improved Mardi Gras Has Future, Backers Say
Mardi Gras wraps up tonight with yet another parade through the Soulard neighborhood.And although some residents say public order has been greatly improved, at least one thinks that Lent can't come soon enough.Traditionally, Mardi Gras is a last blast...
In Any Event, She Wasn't Nice
Dear Ann: I am writing in regard to your answer to "J.F. in Philadelphia," whose "Aunt Di" was behaving in an ill-tempered and childish manner. The first sentence of your response was "Aunt Di sounds like a witch."As a minister of the Old Religion, whose...
Ira Says Bomb Was Its Work Police Arrest 2; Protestants Want Group's Leaders Jailed
The Irish Republican Army claimed responsibility Monday for a blast that ripped through a double-decker bus in central London, killing one person and injuring nine. Police said they believed that the bomb was detonated accidentally and that the carrier...
Ira Vows to Spread Terrorism Fears Grow of Retaliation by Protestant Paramilitary
The Irish Republican Army, accepting responsibility for a bomb blast aboard a London bus that killed one person, threatened Monday to extend its terror campaign to other British cities to "get the message home."As the peace process unraveled still further,...
Kandlebinder Leads Smsu Past Drake
Borgia High graduate Ben Kandlebinder scored 22 points and freshman Ryan Bettenhausen came off the bench and scored 14 points as Southwest Missouri State beat Drake 84-81 Monday in a Missouri Valley Conference game in Des Moines, Iowa.The Bears (13-10...
Key Card: Langford Leads in More Than Stats
In the sea of underachievement and slovenly play that was the Cardinals' 1995 season, Ray Lankford's head bobbed above water as much as anyone's.He had his most productive year since 1992, leading the team in home runs (25), runs batted in (83), stolen...
Kiel Dispute Claims Contractor Mack Electric Winding Down Its Business
Mack Electric Co. is dimming its switch, a victim of a dispute over the construction of Kiel Center.Ron Markland, president and grandson of the founder of the 72-year-old electrical contractor, is going to work for Aschinger Electric Co. He's taking...
Lady Lions Rebound from a Pair of Losses to Stay atop Standings
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team seems to be back on the right track.The Lady Lions, coming off losses to McKendree and nationally ranked Rockhurst, bounced back to beat Missouri Baptist and William Woods in key American Midwest Conference...
Last Chance for Peace?
The Irish Republican Army is doing nothing to advance the cause of reunification by resuming its guerrilla war against the British. Peace talks are out of the question so long as the violence continues, as the IRA well knows. Nor should the IRA believe...
Liver Problems, Alcohol Don't Always Match
Dear Dr. Donohue: My sister, age 65, recently was told she has autoimmune hepatitis. She has been placed on prednisone for it. Would you please give us information on this illness? My sister always has been a teetotaler. In fact, she is a nun. Thanks...
Meadowlark: Making Hook Shots for Jesus
FOR 22 years, he was the Clown Prince of Basketball, entertaining millions around the world as star of the famed Harlem Globetrotters.Now he is The Right Reverend, preaching the message of Christ, inviting listeners to accept Jesus. The new life, he...
Menahem Pressler: Energy Personified
MENAHEM PRESSLER'S piano recital Sunday afternoon at the Sheldon came ironically at the same time as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's last performance of Haydn's "The Creation" a stone's throw away at Powell Hall."Ironically" because Pressler led off...
Minister Mourns Destroyed Church
Under a bright, clear sky Monday afternoon, the Rev. Winnie Wolff stared at the white stone walls charred with smoke and soot that used to be her church."It feels like somebody in the family has died," she said as she gazed at the burnt shell of the...
Money Notes
Fund Growth Can Cut CostsThere is at least one piece of recent evidence that economies of scale - a decline of relative costs as the size increases - may be occurring as the mutual fund industry keeps growing.Norman Fosback, editor of the newsletter...
Morning Briefing
Chrysler Strikers Ignore Union, Keep Plant ShutThe United Auto Workers union on Monday ordered striking workers to return to their jobs at a Chrysler Corp. truck plant in Warren, Mich., but few of them obeyed, keeping the assembly line idle.The order...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
DAVEY JOHNSON's reputation is as a pacifist, a "player's manager" who tries to keep everybody calm and relaxed. But as Johnson told BUSTER OLNEY of The Baltimore Sun, there's a dark side to his bright personality.In 1973, Johnson KO'd his Braves manager,...
Nets' Bradley Wins in Land of Giants
Shawn Bradley scored a season-high 27 points, many of them over 7-foot-7 Gheorghe Muresan, as the New Jersey Nets stretched their winning streak to a season-best four games, beating the Washington Bullets 99-81 Monday in Landover, Md.The 7-6 Bradley...
New District's Mandate Has Vocational Bent Coordinator Asks Federal Judge for $757,000 in Start-Up Costs
WITH LESS than five months before its debut, the Career Education District races to be ready to teach vocational education to 2,500 high school students in St. Louis and St. Louis County.The CED is under a federal court ruling to take over vocational education...
No Help Schrader Nixed Earnhardt's Appeal
The way Kenny Schrader had it figured, he could have helped Dale Earnhardt win his first Daytona 500.In doing so, however, he might have dropped back several positions after running a strong race Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.He chose to finish...
Officials Look for Signs on Which Way to Go on Casino
Will the St. Charles City Council pave the way for merchants to donate a bevy of commercial and directional signs to the community?Phyllis Muresan, president of the South Main Street Preservation Society, said that was a question she had been asked repeatedly...
`Open Competition' for Shortstop Job Set to Begin Today
On the eve of Ozzie Smith's first workout this spring, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa called the shortstop battle "an open competition."La Russa said he could understand how Smith, 41, might ask why the competition is open as he begins his duel with...
Patrol Investigates Trooper's Death Officials Study Scene of Highway Accident
Missouri Highway Patrol officials were tight-lipped Monday about the circumstances surrounding a crash that killed a patrolman and injured a recruit when their car slammed into a tree as they chased a speeder.Sgt. Randy V. Sullivan, 40, of Fredericktown,...
Pattonville Stops Ritenour in Ot in Game of Missed Opportunities
Pattonville and Ritenour both were hard-pressed to prove they were able to win Monday night's first-round Missouri Class 4A playoff game at Parkway North High. But after a series of missed opportunities, it was the Pirates who escaped the Huskies' upset bid...
People
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON gives the New Yorker her own theory why so many folks can't stand her: "I apparently remind some people of their mother-in-law or their boss or something."Her critics and cronies offer other theories: She's a strong, intimidat...
Personal Crises Boil over Times Tough for Purdue Coach, Who Faces Illini Tonight
While Indiana always will be Bobby Knight's domain, Hoosier country and red sweaters, this year's story of a season on the brink appeared to be breaking farther north, where the Purdue Boilermakers had threatened to boil over.But stretches of on-court...
Poor Shooting Is Slu's Undoing against Bearcats
The Billikens and Cincinnati Bearcats went to their benches for a timeout a little more than four minutes into the second half of Monday's basketball game. The game was tied 34-34, but SLU's screaming Jeff Harris clearly felt good.Rarely able to play...
Probation Is Given to Ex-Employee of District in Sex Case
Fort Zumwalt Superintendent Bernard DuBray learned Friday that the district's former public relations director had received five years' probation for admitting to felony sex charges."I'm sorry the situation has come to this," Dubray said of the case...
Put It on the P.A
Joelle Myszka, a Lake Saint Louis resident and junior at St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis County, has been chosen to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston this summer. Joelle, an honor student, is a member of the Spanish Club,...
Readers Share Ideas on Random Acts of Kindness
JUDGING BY THE contents of my mailbox, e-mailbox and voice mailbox, you can catch as many flies with vinegar as with honey. Many of you sent in suggestions for random acts of kindness (RAKs) in response to my grouchy column last week about national RAK...
Rotten Luck for Blues Courtnall Injury Casts a Shadow over 3-0 Victory
Of all the dirty, rotten luck.The Blues start to get things going. They win over the fans with back-to-back victories at home and a five-game unbeaten streak - 4-0-1. Chris Pronger actually gets cheered instead of booed. Grant Fuhr pitches another shutout.And...
Roy Records 300th Victory
Patrick Roy became the second-youngest National Hockey League goaltender to reach 300 victories, with the help of Peter Forsberg's hat trick, as Colorado beat visiting Edmonton 7-5 Monday night.Roy, slightly more than five months past his 30th birthday,...
Salad Bowl Gathers Common Folk for Low-Budget Groups, Trays Pay Way to Meetings
POLITICIANS LOVE to talk about "the little people" and "the common man."If the politicians really want to meet them, where should they go?They should try the Salad Bowl restaurant, 3949 Lindell Boulevard.This is not your Civic Progress, Regional Commerce...
Share's the Key in Races for Gac Boys, Girls: Troy, Howell, North, Duchesne
Competition near the top of the Gateway Athletic Conference this season was as heated as ever. And when the dust cleared after Friday night's regular-season finales, there were crowds near the top of both the boys and girls standings.Troy knocked off...
Smart Move? Computer Elevates Chess
As world chess champion Garry Kasparov stormed to victory last week over IBM computer Deep Blue, the sanctity of human intelligence seemed to dodge a bullet.People remain the smartest entities on the planet, for a little while longer.Or do they?For many...
Sports Shorts
Sanders Will Take Summer VacationDeion Sanders will announce today he is putting his two-sport career on hold to concentrate on being the NFL's only two-way player, a source told The Associated Press.Sanders announced through the Dallas Cowboys that...
Spotlight
This week's student spotlight shines on Adrion Jessie, a peer mediator at Francis Howell High School who recently moved to St. Charles from Detroit.Adrion, 17, and his family moved back to St. Charles in the fall after living in Detroit for the last...
Steve A. Pappas, 73; Owned Auto Dealership for Decades
Steve A. Pappas, who put thousands of St. Louisans behind the wheel of new and used cars, died Saturday (Feb. 17, 1996) of a heart attack at his home in Rock Hill. He was 73.After World War II, Mr. Pappas and his brothers worked their way up from a small...
Teen Marijuana Use Continues to Rise, New Survey Shows
The use of marijuana by adolescents continues to bound back after years of decline, and parents, many of whom once tried drugs themselves, may not have a clue that their own children are experimenting, too, a new survey says.The survey, commissioned...
The Value of Private Career Schools
Post-secondary vocational training in Missouri will be a critical factor in the state's ability to produce a viable work force for the 21st century. Recognizing this, the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education, in cooperation with the state...
Thumbs Down for Blues' Courtnall
In this season of twists and turns, the Blues can't seem to get a break. Check that: All they seem to get is breaks."The entire season has been hard to deal with in terms of the extraordinary amount of injuries we've had," Blues coach-general manager...
Time Makes Pronger Stronger
Chris Pronger, blond and finally fair-haired in the eyes of Blues fans, walked into a pleasant chat Saturday after Blues practice in Chesterfield.One conversationalist was Bob Plager, the Blues scout and ex-defenseman who admired Pronger as a junior-hockey...
To Tarry or Not to Tarry. . . Budget Impasse Gives Taxpayers Pause on Filing Deadline
There are even more excuses than usual for procrastinating on doing your income tax return this year.After all, with the budget standoff between President Bill Clinton and Congress, it still isn't known for certain whether legislation might be passed...
Trooper Knows Value of Law on Seat Belts
State Police Trooper Flynn Hanners says he's living proof of the importance of Illinois' mandatory safety belt law - now more than 10 years old.In 1987, Hanners was involved in a chase in which his car was struck from behind at 90 mph, throwing him and...
'Trotters: Positive Role Models Back from Bankruptcy, the Resurgent Team Is Packing Arenas Again
BARRY "High Rise" Hardy stood in the gym at Inkster High School, his white patent leather and Carolina blue-trimmed basketball shoes firmly on hardwood. In one hand he held a microphone, and in the other a Harlem Globetrotters basketball the colors of...
Wall-to-Wall Wackiness Get Ready to Hake Your Tail as Artist Charles Houska Brings His Flying Fish and Dancing Dogs to the R. Duane Reed Gallery
PET LOVERS have been known to indulge in some pretty off-the-wall antics for the sake of their animals. But few have gone to the extreme that will be evident Thursday in the Central West End.That evening, the R. Duane Reed Gallery joins with PAWS/St. Louis...
Warriors Subdue Helias for Title ; Trio of Champs Lead Way to Back-to-Back Crowns
Craig Martin wasn't expecting it to be that close."Honestly, I thought we would've won by a bigger margin," said Martin, the wrestling coach at St. Charles West High. "But you can never count out (Jefferson City) Helias. Every time I looked at the score,...
Weary Wings Rally by Canucks
Sergei Fedorov completed Detroit's three-goal flurry midway through the middle period as the Red Wings rallied to beat visiting Vancouver 4-3 Monday night.Fedorov's goal, his 27th, followed scores by Vladimir Konstantov and Nicklas Lidstrom in a 5 minute...
Witness Says Jordan Suspect Not a Killer
The man accused of killing Michael Jordan's father was watching television after a party at the time the murder was committed, a defense witness testified Monday.Prosecutors dismissed the alibi offered by Monica Hernandez, 16, noting that she waited...
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