St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 10, 1994

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3 Dogs Attack Youngster in City Park
As three shepherd-mix dogs mauled a 10-year-old boy in Sherman Park, neighbor Clyde Griffin fired four pistol shots into the air.After each shot, the dogs would stare back at Griffin, then resume tearing into the boy. Griffin said he never aimed the...
3-Way Race Develops to Oppose Jim Talent
WHEN MARGARET GILLEO filed for office, she suspected the Supreme Court might rule on her yard sign case before the Aug. 2 primary election.Her hunch was right. The Supreme Court ruled on June 13 that she had the right to put a peace sign in the yard...
6 Describe Lenders' Deceit `Refinancers' Never Paid off Homeowners' First Mortgage Holders
Six homeowners testified Friday in St. Charles County Circuit Court that they had refinanced their mortgages with a former St. Charles mortgage broker and then found to their astonishment that the broker had failed to pay off the old mortgage, leaving...
A Change for the Better on Clearwater
A change in the management of Clearwater Lake this year seems to have improved fishing.Clearwater is a 1,650-acre flood-control reservoir about 150 miles south of St. Louis.In an effort to reduce flooding in the Black River in the Poplar Bluff area downstream...
A Different Kind of Heroine Uncovers Household Secrets
A STITCH IN TIME By Ann Rinaldi 305 pages, Scholastic, $13.95</P><P>ANN RINALDI has set her newest work of historical fiction in Salem, Massachusetts, after the Revolutionary War. Hannah Chelmsford, the daughter of a prominent merchant,...
A Different Point of View
HE ART OF SEEING beyond the obvious can be cultivated by any photographer regardless of camera equipment or degree of technical expertise.Never is the opportunity greater to exercise your visual imagination than when traveling. It takes a bit of extra...
Adolescents Adopted Early in Life Do Quite Well, Researchers Find
Adolescents adopted early in life are as well-adjusted as most other teen-agers and in some ways do better, according to a recent study.The study, called the largest of its kind, calls into question the widely held belief that adopted teen-agers are...
After 2nd-Best Jump, Jjk May Run in Relay
Jackie Joyner-Kersee followed Friday's scintillating victory in the 100-meter hurdles by clearing 5 feet 11 1/2 inches in the high jump Saturday night.She appeared in that U.S. Olympic Festival event on an exhibition basis.The winner in a classy field...
After a Year, Goalie Finally off the Hook
Last year in the Olympic Festival, the East's Saskia Webber was the losing goalie in the women's gold medal soccer game. She felt personally responsible for the shootout loss to the West."With a couple of seconds left, I didn't handle a rebound really...
A Modest Baryshnikov but the Legend Was in No Mood to Talk
MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV slips into town this week, billed simply as an ensemble dancer performing with the White Oak Dance Project.That's how he likes it. Or so he says.On Tuesday, Dance St. Louis will sponsor the concert at the Fox Theatre.Last week, this...
A Real Fashion Rage: Rastafarian Style
FASHION AND music are often on the same wavelength. With reggae music ruling the charts, and nightclubs and street parties raging with Jamaican dance hall sounds, it is no surprise that the style bandits are also stealing from the Caribbean culture....
Area Proud of Olympian Effort Officials Rate Festival a Success, Now Hope for Even Bigger Events
More than 3,000 athletes who gave their all in sultry weather they won't soon forget. An army of volunteers who worked 18-hour days in that team sport called community effort.Call it a wrap for the 13th U.S. Olympic Festival.As officials prepared for...
Around the Venues
Georgia Girl Tops Weightlifting Marks</P><P>A teen-ager from Georgia made news Saturday in U.S. Olympic Festival weightlifting. Stephanie Bodie, 16, of Savannah, Ga., virtually assured herself of a spot on the U.S. women's squad for the...
Asian Gang Surfaces on South Grand Vietnamese Youths Targeting Businesses
Among the Asian shops and restaurants that have put their exotic stamp on South Grand Boulevard, the mood these days is tinged with fear. Merchants are afraid to talk to strangers, and even police are wary about saying too much.The reason for this concern...
At Center Court
The conservatives who seemed destined to dominate the U.S. Supreme Court just a few years ago are now becoming more strident as they become less effective. The term that ended last month was extremely conservative in one respect - the 84 opinions issued...
A Tour of England in Shaw's Footsteps - Just among Friends
`AS THE DUCHESS of Devonshire said when she greeted us at Chatsworth . . ."A group of St. Louisans who visited England recently may do this bit of noble name-dropping in complete honesty, a result of their tour as Friends of Tower Grove Park, traveling...
Authors Helping College Freshmen over the Bumps
Claudia Seymour is thinking, "Wow! I can't believe it. I'm finally in college." Tempering her enthusiasm, though, are some nagging questions endemic to many incoming college freshmen.What will life be like in the dormitories? How do you balance studies...
Avis Is Offering Vans with Wheelchair Access
THE AVIS CAR-RENTAL company and Wheelers Accessible Van Rentals in Glendale, Ariz., have joined to provide minivans adapted for wheelchair users at Avis airport locations. Last month, one or two vans were available at each of 25 locations; this month...
B52's Carry Arsenal of Old and New Hits
FOR A WHILE Thursday the B-52's seemed to be, well, bombing. But about halfway through the pop/rock group's mission to Six Flags Over Mid-America the bombers reloaded with some powerful old ammunition.The concert started about 25 minutes late and got...
Baggio Breakaway Goal Puts Italy in Semifinals
Once again, Italy found success only after despair. And after another afternoon of torturing their fans, the Azzurri advanced to the World Cup semifinals."It was a struggle," Roberto Baggio said after Italy beat Spain 2-1 Saturday on his breakaway goal...
Barker Captures Decathlon Injuries Behind Him, He Pushes for '96
Putting frustrating injuries in 1992 and 1993 behind him, Ricky Barker of Houston won a second U.S. Olympic Festival decathlon championship Saturday night."I'll be 26 in 1996 and that's still a good age for decathletes," said Barker, adding that his...
Big Issues or Small Details, Readers Expect Accuracy
ERRORS IN INFORMATION provided to the Post-Dispatch by outside sources are one cause of continuing reader complaints.Material that the paper buys - from syndicates, primarily - often contains information that stops readers in their tracks. Something...
Big Stage Awaits Avrard, Cards' Draft Choice
Corey Avrard has pitched in front of a large crowd before. At least, he thinks he has."The biggest was about 2,000, maybe," Avrard said. "District championship game. We won, too."Avrard, from Metairie, La., comes across as the kind of laid-back power...
Blind `Spectator' Hearing Great Games
Ed Regan heard about the sale of U.S. Olympic Festival tickets in May, when he and his father were in town for a Cubs-Cardinals baseball series. Ed Regan loves sports, especially volleyball.So all this week, Regan has sat in the second row, center court,...
Blood Ties Genes, Statistics, and O.J. Simpson: Experts Debate Tests' Reliability
AFTER THE HOURS of testimony, dozens of exhibits and scads of expert speculation, it appears that the fate of O.J. Simpson may come down to this:Blood.That topic finally was broached Thursday and Friday, near the end of a six-day preliminary hearing...
Borg, Once the King, Now Enjoys Life in Teamtennis
When he was young and the rackets were wooden and the game moved at the loping pace of a deer, Bjorn Borg was the king of tennis.Long blond hair struggling to free itself from a striped headband, body uncoiling to whip a topspin backhand past a sprawling...
Boston Privies Yield Treasures for Historians
John Carnes, an 18th-century pewtersmith who lived in the city's North End, married twice, had 14 children with his first wife and paid for one son's tuition at Harvard with pewter forks and knives.Thanks to various documents, historians have known all...
Bouncing Back from Rock Bottom with Bruce
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN played my guitar. I am not making this up. It was the high point of my musical life. It was even better than the time when, for a few minutes, I was in the same airport as Ray Charles. I am never going to wash my guitar again. (Not...
Boycott Never Got off Ground Festival's New Policy Pleases Black Activists
Two months ago, local organizers of the U.S. Olympic Festival fretted that a call for black St. Louisans to boycott the event would mar it - and the area's reputation.Black activists called the protest because they said the festival had done little business...
Brave Combo Mixes, Matches - All in the Name of Fun
What is rarer than a beautifully cool, unhumid July evening in St. Louis?How about an outdoor concert performed on such an evening near the pond at Union Station by Brave Combo, a group introduced as "the greatest party band in the universe"?That was...
Brazilians Outlast the Dutch Branco Goal Provides a Trip to Semifinals
It had been 20 years since they'd played each other in the World Cup. They'll be talking about this one in Sao Paulo and Amsterdam and a hundred thousand soccer bars for another 50."I had help from above," Branco said Saturday afternoon after his free...
Budget Set for Passage Each Party Gets Items It Can Campaign On
Some Democratic state lawmakers expressed discontent with their leaders Saturday for agreeing to a state budget that lowers proposed spending for such traditionally favored programs as welfare, child protection and drug treatment.Sources familiar with...
Camp Gives Future Doctors a Head Start in Medicine
Dissecting cadavers may not be your average teen-ager's idea of a summer vacation. But 51 juniors and seniors from 20 high schools spent hours doing just that last week, the first in a four-week summer camp for future doctors at the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical...
Cancer Risk from Childbirth Varies, Study Finds
Having a child increases a woman's risk of breast cancer during her younger years, when the disease is rare, but protects against cancer later in life, when it is much more common, a study concludes.Traditionally, women have been told that having a child...
Candidates for Senator Go to Voters They're Crossing State to Make Connections
In classic campaign style, U.S. Senate candidate Alan Wheat meandered from table to table to mingle with the diners savoring the Lebanese fare Wednesday at St. Raymond's Catholic Church on the near South Side.When Wheat clasped the hand of retired gas...
Cardinals Pitching Coach Joe Coleman, Having Been Unsuccessful
Cardinals pitching coach Joe Coleman, having been unsuccessful with the iron-hand approach, is trying the iron-hand-in-velvet-glove tack to improving his staff for the second half of the season.Instead of rant-rave meetings in which Coleman admits he...
Cash Crunch Puts Nationsmart's Future in Doubt
While officials at NationsMart Corp. insist that they can revive the sickly start-up, the seriousness of the company's condition raises doubts about its future.Just eight months ago, NationsMart promoters sold $12 million worth of stock in the dry-cleaning...
Churches Must Use Power of Ideas
The attack by what I've called the pagan left has begun against what they call the religious right.Michael Kinsley wrote in The New York Times that if Christians can't stand the heat of criticism, they should get back in the church pews. They can't have...
Clinton Oversees Forces Leaving Berlin President's Visit Will Close Tumultuous Era in Germany
When President Bill Clinton faces Berliners from the eastern side of the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday, he will close a tumultuous era of U.S. military involvement in the city that began when the German capital had been reduced to rubble at the end of...
Clinton Retreats on Trade Agenda at Summit France Opposes Proposal to Reduce Key Barriers
President Bill Clinton was forced to abandon a prized trade agenda at the Western economic summit meeting Saturday, complicating his campaign to quiet doubts about his global leadership.Russia joined the elite club for political talks riveted on questions...
Coleman Writes Letter, Hopes Pitchers Will Take Note
Cardinals pitching coach Joe Coleman, having been unsuccessful with the iron-hand approach, is trying the iron-hand-in-velvet-glove tack to improving his staff for the second half of the season.Instead of rant-rave meetings in which Coleman admits he...
Congress Prepares to Put Health Bills in Blender Blood Bath Likely When Results Reach Floor
The long, hot summer of health-care reform starts this week, as members of Congress come back to work and face their first votes on the prickly issue.The first sweat will come from House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., and Senate Majority...
Contentious Ideas, Prettily Wrapped
YOU COULD call Pearl Cleage a writer but that would hardly do her justice. Cleage (pronounced clayg) is a virtual creative dynamo. From her base in Atlanta, Cleage edits Catalyst, a literary magazine, writes a column for The Atlanta Tribune, and teaches...
Cops Didn't Fumble at Simpson"s House
THE IDEAL policeman should be stupid and lacking imagination.That's the impression I got from the questions being asked by O.J. Simpson's high-priced defense lawyers as they tried to get bloody evidence tossed out before the trial begins.Had the police...
Cortisone Shot in Wrist Helps Carpal-Tunnel
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband has carpal-tunnel syndrome, so he went in for correction. The doctor gave him a cortisone shot in the wrist, near where the crease is. His pain is in the fingers. Will it help to get a shot in the wrist? What else can be...
Cubs Record Means Fall from Grace
In the past three years five different players have represented the Chicago Cubs in the All-Star game.And today ...Andre Dawson, elected by the fans to start in 1991, is splitting his time between the outfield and designated hitter in Boston, where he...
Dam Leak Adds to Flooding Rivers Still on Rise; More Than 20 Dead
More water spilled into the swollen Flint River through a breached earthen dam on Saturday as volunteers worked frantically to gather up the quick and the dead - residents cut off by rising floodwater, drowning victims and corpses that popped out of floating...
Death of N. Korean Leader Complicates U.S. Uneasiness
The death of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung could not have come at a worse time for the United States in its efforts to stop officials in Pyongyang from acquiring nuclear weapons.It means that the leadership in Pyongyang will be struggling to sort out...
DNA Evidence Alone Tends to Falls Short in Minds of Jurors
THE DEFENDANT WAS a popular sports figure. He denied the crime, so prosecutors turned to a high-tech genetic test to prove their case.Sounds like the O.J. Simpson case. But instead of the bright lights of a Los Angeles courtroom, this trial played out...
DNA Tests End Shame for Child Born of Rape
For 51 years, Genevieve Lowery Rindfield and her daughter lived under a pall of secrets, shame and scandal. Townsfolk called Rindfield a tramp for bearing a child out of wedlock. Few believed her story that she was raped by her boss on her 18th birthday.Last...
DNA Tests Get Inheritance for Child Born of Rape
For 51 years, Genevieve Lowery Rindfield and her daughter lived under a pall of secrets, shame and scandal. Townsfolk called Rindfield a tramp for bearing a child out of wedlock. Few believed her story that she was raped by her boss on her 18th birthday.This...
Doctors Fight Severity of Childhood Asthma as Hospitalizations Rise, Physicians Set Up New Programs, Launch Study
On Nov. 4, asthma forced Mimi Wickerson, 12, to strain so hard to breathe that her chest muscles ached.Her mother, Bernadine Wickerson, called a friend to drive them to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, only three blocks from their home. At the hospital,...
Don't Go near the Water: Benchley's Latest Thriller
WHITE SHARK A novel by Peter Benchley 324 pages, Random House, $23</P><P>IN THE water off the Connecticut-Rhode Island border, people and other living things are being eaten at an alarming rate. A dedicated wildlife scientist has evidence...
Down at the Ranch: High School Sweethearts Live Dusty Dream
Dan and Jody Miller call their 640 acres the "Bare Ranch" for its lack of trees. But they could have named it after Dan Miller's favorite phrase and called it the `Nobody Told Me' Ranch."Nobody told me there were dozens of types of grass out here in the...
East Spikes West for Gold
A couple of savvy U.S. Olympic Festival veterans gave a couple of promising volleyball youngsters a golden lesson Friday night at Washington University's Field House.Led by vets Annett Buckner and Laura Davis, the East squad rolled to a 15-12, 16-14,...
Echoes of the Exotic Music of the Andes
THE SOUND was as fresh and crisp as a waterfall in the wilderness, Harry Swanger remembers.He followed the melody through a maze of tourist attractions along Cannery Row in Monterey, Calif., until he saw a quartet of men in brilliantly colored wool ponchos...
Europe Is Banking on U.S. Leadership Conference Focuses on Clinton's Role
President Bill Clinton's trip to Europe and the conference of seven major industrial democracies that began Friday in Naples show European leaders how far they still have to go to solve the security and economic problems after the Cold War.From the European...
Facing a Tough Election, Democrats Try to Demonize the Religious Right
Well then, is the religious right a bunch of crybabies who flinch at political hardball, as Michael Kinsley complains, or is it a threat to the republic, as Vic Fazio, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, warns? It might be a good...
`Family' Reunion Romanian Adoptees, Parents Celebrate
Alex Henn toddled up the paths of Grant's Farm on Saturday without paying any particular attention to Hanna Totman, bouncing along right ahead of him. Just a year ago, they were close neighbors.They were hand-holding close, in fact, comforting each other through...
Female Sportswriters Showing Another Kind of Grace
Not that long ago, a woman sportswriter was a rarity, a novelty, almost an oxymoron. Today she is a staple, a strength, almost an imperative.Now when you turn to the sports section of your newspaper or leaf through a sports magazine, you expect to see...
Festivalities Coming to an End after Baseball, Closing Ceremonies Scheduled at Busch Stadium
The party's almost over. The St. Louis region is about to wake up from a 10-day reverie that was sweeter than even its wildest dreamers imagined.The U.S. Olympic Festival '94 ends Sunday. The last 14 events will decide gold medals by day, closing with...
Finish Is Far-Flung Event for Rowers' Brains, Eyes
At various points in training or competition, many rowers might feel the urge to ignore, rebuke or even disfigure their coxswain.Rowers do all the heavy lifting. The coxswain steers, sets the stroke tempo, monitors rivals, devises strategies and implores crewmates...
For Sale: The Arena City Trims Its Debt on Building and Talks to Prospective Buyers
Facing a September deadline, city officials are working to pay down some of the nearly $11 million debt on The Arena and sell it."We've been talking with any number of groups about the property," said Larry Bushong, the city's top development official. "I...
Fraud Is Major Problem for Firms, Survey Finds
More than three-quarters of the companies in a recent survey said fraud was a major problem, and 77 percent said they had at least one case of fraud within the past year.More than 500 large U.S. companies responded to the survey, which was conducted...
Fugitive Hacker Taunts, Eludes FBI Pursuers
Federal authorities cannot find Kevin Mitnick, but they figure he's not far from a computer and modem.Mitnick, one of the nation's most notorious computer criminals could be somewhere in Southern California, authorities say. He is a native of Panorama...
Garden Path: Outdoor Furniture Offers Comfort and Fantasy
SOME OF THE EARLIEST known garden seats were made of turf. Medieval writings are filled with references to these charming mounds of earth, covered with sweet-smelling camomile, violets and daisies.Today we don't think of making outdoor furniture out...
Good Morning, Merry Sunshine
Remember when windows opened? You could stick your nose out to sniff the fresh spring air. Or stick your tongue out to catch a snowflake.You could call the kids. Or blow a kiss. . . .E. M. Forster's "Room With A View" was a hotel room in Italy with a...
Gramm Starting to Spell out Platform for Presidential Run
"They talk funny, but they think good" in New Hampshire, drawls Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, who has been thinking about how to communicate with the Republican Yankees who will cast the first votes of the 1996 presidential primaries."I'm going to outline what...
Grandmother Sails on despite Age, Accident
It's bad enough that Beth Powell is twice as old as most of the competitors in sailing at the U.S. Olympic Festival at Carlyle Lake this weekend. But she also has broken ribs and a bum knee.Powell, a Missourian by birth and a St. Louisan by schooling, is...
Graying Boom as Huge Generation Ages, Marketers Go Easy on Its Eyes and Waistlines
The baby boom generation is beginning to find itself on a treadmill. It could be a $1,000 model with gizmos to measure pulse rate, distance walked, calories expended, time, incline and speed. Or it could be a simpler $299 model, said Mark Christensen,...
Haiti's Rich Are Oblivious to Hardships
Maybe they do not eat as often at fancy restaurants. Maybe they have fewer parties. And maybe they do not gamble as much at the casino. But life for Haiti's rich goes on much as it always has - a life of comfort and ease that makes it easy to forget...
He's Making the Case for All You Overpackers
AROUND MY HOUSE lately we have been packing for a trip. By "we" I mean myself and the 100-pound anvil that I use to weigh down the lid of my suitcase to get it closed.Yes, I admit it: I am an overpacker, as are a great many of you. Sometimes we even...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I don't know if anyone else is as careless as I am about cactus plants! I found that if you get those pricklies on your hand, get a real sticky piece of mailing tape, press down on them and pull the tape off.Dear Heloise: My children have...
In a Picnic Mood
Nutritionists, turn the page. Fans of low-fat guru Dean Ornish, avert your eyes.Everyone else read on, especially if you're the type who, despite dietary advice and fat warnings, will never chicken out when it comes to eating fried chicken.We understand....
In Life and in Athletics, Festival Fencer a Real Cutup Who's Seldom Been Foiled
When Team West fencer Eugenie Mansfield crumpled to the strip on Saturday at Queeny Park after gulping an epee to the throat, teammate Laura Maskell predictably hastened to her side.That care and urgency was no surprise to those watching, considering...
It's a Good Summer to Vacation in Canada
AMERICANS HAVE ALMOST always looked favorably on our good neighbor to the North - Canada. Almost too favorably, as many forget this friendly, safe country is an international destination second to none and easy to reach.This year, though, there is added...
It's Cool to Warm Up
You've heard it time and time again, and I've written and spoken about it more times than I can count. The importance of warming up properly before a workout has certainly received a lot of attention - but maybe not enough explanation.No matter how many...
It's Official: Blues Shut out as Devils Match on Stevens
The Scott Stevens saga is over.New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello finally has matched the four-year, $17 million offer sheet that Stevens signed with the Blues on Monday.Lamoriello notified the National Hockey League's Central Registry...
It's Pretty Much Status Quo in College Football
If we were to put this college football offseason on stage, the title would be "Much Ado About Nothing." On two fronts last week, the status quo won out over the forces of change.A Division I-A playoff died the coldest death, alone and apparently unwanted...
Jails + Colleges = Success at Polls? State Bond Package to Put $250 Million in Building Projects - If Voters Agree
GOV. MEL CARNAHAN and Democratic leaders of the Missouri Legislature believe they have put together the right combination to pass a $250 million bond issue.Take people who are interested in supporting higher education, add anti-crime people who want...
Jews Have Reason to Fear Religious Right
When Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania, spoke out against the radical religious right at his party's Iowa convention last month, he was booed. His words were far from incendiary. He was defending "the basic American principle of...
Jimbo Returns Back to the Future in Forest Park
He played here in 1977 at The Arena and in 1985 at Kiel Auditorium. Now he has come full circle, back to Forest Park, where on many a summer afternoon in the mid-1960s you could see Jimmy Connors on the tennis courts.He was easy to spot. Connors was...
Jjk Hears the Early Cheers
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, fresh off a record-setting performance in the 100-meter hurdles, hoped to put on another good show in the high jump Saturday night in the U.S. Olympic Festival.Joyner-Kersee was scheduled to perform in an exhibition before the home...
Jjk Hurdles Home in 1st Place
Jackie Joyner-Kersee's 100-meter hurdles race Friday night was pure pageantry, a frozen moment. As she and the seven other hurdlers walked onto the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville track, a U.S. Olympic Festival crowd of 9,721 rose to greet...
Jordan Will Be out `at Least a Month,' Trainer Says
The irony of it is that Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan probably never was carried off the Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium field on a stretcher when he played pro football here for the Atlanta Falcons.But he was carted to the hospital Saturday night...
Kim's Son and Apparent Heir Wields Power Quietly
The man attempting to inherit the leadership of North Korea is rarely seen in public and little known in the West, but he wields power behind the scenes in the secretive, communist state.Kim Jong Il is the official leader of the armed forces and appears...
Kim's Son Wields Power Quietly
The man groomed to inherit the leadership of North Korea is rarely seen in public and little known in the West, but he wields power behind the scenes in the secretive, communist state.Kim Jong Il commands the armed forces and appears to have gradually...
Kirkwood to Japan to Festival for Mccallie
Rachel McCallie had to go from Kirkwood to Japan to find out how to participate in the U.S. Olympic Festival.So, yes, she is surprised that she spent Friday and Saturday in the rowing competition at Lake Saint Louis. But no more surprised than her friends...
Long after the Festival . . . . . . Track Stadium, Rec-Plex Will Endure
The divers, the gymnasts, the boxers, the skaters, the horses - all will be gone after Sunday night's closing ceremony. What's left is a $5.5 million Christmas-in-July present for Harry Lang and a year-round playground for all of St. Louis.The local...
Loss of Catcher Daulton Latest Blow to Phillies
They've had to do without their leadoff batter, their third baseman, their first baseman, their shortstop, their opening-day starter, their No.1 setup man and a guy who once pitched a no-hitter.But the Phillies can't survive this. Can they?How can they...
Lowly Musk Grass Takes Space Flight for the Sake of Science
A smelly, somewhat crusty plant that would ordinarily be rooted to the bottom of a Florida lake is in orbit.The clump of musk grass plucked from a lake in Maitland, Fla., has orbited Earth at least a dozen times aboard space shuttle Columbia.NASA launched...
Make It a Makeover
FOR MARK ROGERS, the wages of time became most apparent when he and his band played to a college crowd. "You look like my dad," students would say to this drummer and founding member of The Heaters.That made an impression on the 41-year-old, who, like...
Mccain Puts on a Heavy-Medal Show: Five in One Evening
Until about a year ago, Steve McCain was known as the gymnast with the big tricks but no consistency.Well, now you can call him Mr. Consistency.McCain, who won the bronze medal in the men's all-around at the U.S. Olympic Festival, medaled in all five...
Mccumber Overtakes Lead in Pga Tournament
Bob Lohr, who opened the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic with a 10-under-par 61 and followed that by setting a 36-hole scoring record for the event, slipped to a 73 on Saturday, and fell from the lead. Mark McCumber, the 1987 Anheuser-Busch winner, moved...
Mcgriff's Bat Again Singes Cardinals
It was just about a year ago that Fred McGriff arrived on the Atlanta scene, and the Braves immediately caught fire.He had a little help on his first night, when Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium also caught on fire. McGriff hit a home run that evening in...
Midler's Act Was the Same; Audience Was Different
"Anticlimactic" best describes Bette Midler's concert at Riverport on Friday night - anticlimactic after her supershow in November, and anticlimactic after the Eagles' performances a few nights earlier.One would have expected Midler to have updated her...
Milestones in Federation History
Here are some key events in the 75-year history of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc.:1918: Wanting to mobilize women workers during World War I, federal government officials turn to the Young Women's Christian Association...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Here is how far sports have deteriorated: The Houston Rockets fired their mascot, TURBO, and ultra rich and successful Houston Astros owner DRAYTON McLANE was trying to reach him to express condolances.Twenty years ago, I don't think a pillar of commerce...
New Dual Surgery Treats Cancer, Inserts Hearing Aid
Delicate surgery that eradicates a rare form of cancer and also implants hearing aids in the brain stems of profoundly deaf people has been developed in a clinic in Los Angeles.Six other medical centers soon will perform the advanced surgical procedure,...
New Florida Style Is Based on Casual Chic, Comfort
REMEMBER THE Florida look? Polished mica in the bedroom, matched contemporary furniture in the living room and straight-from-the-showroom accessories that say nothing about who you are and what you like to do.It's dead. Buried. Outta here.Stereotypical...
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