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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SUNDAY Living and the arts MONDAY Health and science TUESDAY Living WEDNESDAY Relationships THURSDAY Arts and entertainment ftWAV Entertainment SATURDAY Consumer news EYERYBf SECTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1994 JERRY BERGER The Baseball Professor Adds Course On Rush JUST FOR DITTOHEADS: Is the world ready for a college course on Rush Limbaugh? Bill Borst and Maryville University think so. Borst, who has also taught baseball history classes, will offer a non-credit night course called "Rush Limbaugh: An American Icon?" "I originated baseball history courses in the Midwest," said Borst, of Ladue by way of Brooklyn. "Now I'm bringing my brand of Rush Light to St. Louis." Borst believes the only other school that offers Rush in the classroom is a junior college near Omaha.

"We will openly and critically evaluate his place within the idiom of talk radio, by discussing his way of thinking, his ideas and their specific relevance for American society, says Borst's brochure. Cw' i fi i i Wi oorst is iounaer ana presi- "St Cl, dent of the St. Louis Browns Fan Club. His latest tome about the 1944 Brownies is due out cnnn jyjk sess'ons ms Rushmania course will be offered from 7 to I 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the McNally House, beginning Oct.

4 and ending Nov. 8. I he fee: $85. ABOVE: Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis, as coldblooded mass murderers Mickey and Mallory Knox in "Natural Born Killers." BELOW: Director Oliver Stone, who twists the public's fascination with violence into a look at the passion and fears of the deranged couple. A For more info or to register, call 576-9488.

LINT IN MY CUFF: Car dealer Ron Moore and insurance tycoon Tim Danis are on the mend, following a spill on their Harleys during a recent run on Highway 94 in St. Charles County Lois LaDriere, head of biz development for Arm-strong-Teasdale, got congratulatory kudos from pals at her 40th birthday gala Sunday at Blanche's. Happy 60th natal day to Bill Betz, bossman of Jeremiah's in Kirkwood. The popular outdoor patio was the place to be to hear the testimonials from Betz's wife, Carol, and their daughters: Barb Pfuhl, Kathy Wolff and Karen Strgar. PEOPLE PATTER: After a rollickin', successful first year, Planet St.

Louis is about to launch another year of drug-free, smoke-free, alcohol-free fun parties in our town for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. You say it can't be done? Well, party-planners extraordinaire Pam Toder and Betty Goran lured more than 500 kids to their inaugural extravaganza. Only 100 spaces are left this year, with the deadline Sept. 12. Pre-registration at $95 each is a must.

It allows each pupil to attend five different parties for their grade-mates. Among the activities are bowling and karaoke, dancin' at the Magic House, roller blading and an all-sports party at the Soccerdome. Kids and parents have to sign contracts with a strict set of rules. For more info, call 746-9190 Neurologist Dr. Howard Weiss will marry the Foot Ankle Center's Bonnie Scaggs today at Temple Israel, followed by a family fete at Kemoll's.

Colorado Restaurant was where a bevy of pooh-bahs broke bread last week and discussed what gives with the election results. Among them were: Stanley Rosenblum, Michael O'Keefe, Alfred Fleishman and Thomas Eagleton Maureen Shanahan, heiress to Mary Ann and the Blues' Mike Shanahan, became engaged to Dan Twardowski, whose folks own Whelan Security Co. A Feb. 24 merger is looming. ON THE BLOCK: Some heavy items are going under the auction block at these events: You can bid on an evening for 20 aboard the Casino Queen at "Catch A Star for Cancer" Sunday at the Hyatt RegencyUnion Station.

A 1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II with only 65,000 miles will be the featured item to be auctioned at the Chaminade Cabaret Auction on Oct. 8 at the school on South Lindbergh Boulevard. For more info, call 993-4400. HOEDOWN: The groundbreaking Monday for the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S.

Court House was followed by a feedbag for about 100 of Eagleton's pals, including rainmaker Louis Susman and WashU's Murray Weidenbaum, at the Lawyers Club on the 14th floor of the Metropolitan Square building. Eagle-ton's law firm, Thompson Mitchell, hosted the do. Tom's son, Terry, and daughter, Chris, were on deck for the event. U.S. Rep.

Dick Gephardt presented Eagleton the House resolution naming the building for him and the pen with which President Bill Clinton signed it (Gephardt noted that Hillary's pen was on the way). And he gave Tom a framed architect's drawing of the building. Eagleton gave a brief, humorous talk in which he pretended to be reading a news story from the year 2050, at which yet another federal courthouse is announced for St. Louis by Judge Edward Fillipine, by then the oldest living judge in the United States. The story went on to say that August A.

Busch VII was heading up an effort to get an NFL franchise for St. Louis, now that the league was expanding from 64 teams to 66. Blood-and-guts director lets all hell break loose in Natural Born Killers' i si By Bob Campbell Newhouse News Service NEW YORK E'S BACK. Oliver Stone, the battling HI Buddhist, the manic mystic, has scorched the screen with the most inflammatory eruption of his inner conflicts to date. birds murder 52 bystanders, including Rodney Dan-gerfield as Mallory's lecherous father.

The early incestmurder scenes are presented as a jolly TV sitcom, complete with a nervous laugh track. That's just for starters. Boasting an abrasive musical wraparound and edited at warp speed, Stone's film zigzags excitedly between black-and-white and color, celluloid and video and 16mm and 35mm film stock as Mickey and Mallory roar through their headline-grabbing rampage. "When I saw that these two characters were schizophrenic and hallucinatory," said Stone, "it kind of inspired me to go for something unreal. The whole film is like a dream state." Stone pre-emptively shrugged off the inevitable accusations of excess.

"I don't feel excess to be the problem that a lot of critics do," he said. The film ransacks a modern chamber of horrors. Hitler's troops can be glimpsed through the win-See KILLERS, Page 13 Harper Barnes reviews "Natural Born Killers" Page 3 tional film-goers are sure to be appalled. In an interview at a New York hotel, the director of "Platoon" and "JFK" cheerfully described his feverish new tnovie as a blend of "social satire" and an exercise in "chaos theory." "I had just come off a grueling shoot on 'Heaven and Stone said. "Months in the rice paddies, suffering peasants, and here was a chance to go in another direction.

So I said, 'Let's Taking off from an original script by Quentin Tarantino Dogs," "Pulp Stone commemorates two white trash outcasts named Mickey (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory (Juliette Lewis). While squabbling, tooling through the Southwest and falling in and out of love, these tattooed love "I don't make 'The Lion the 48-year-old director says convincingly enough, and adds a little less convincingly: "I'd like to make nice movies with broad appeal, but it just doesn't seem to happen." Stone has turned loose a wilder kind of lion in "Natural Born Killers," a daringly ambitious saga of two amorous young mass murderers who become superstars in a violence-crazed America. As radical in form as in content, this blood-and-kisses comedy that opens today goes off like a bomb in the audience's heads. "Natural Born Killers" is shaping up as a national sensation in the Oliver Stone tradition, and conven- TV's Black Superhero Isn't One Role Model, He's Two By Gail Pennington Post-Dispatch Television Critic AS Carl Lumbly sees it, he plays not one superhero but two in "M.A.N.T.I.S.," the new Fox TV series about a paraplegic, vigilante crime To use PostFax, a free fax-on-demand service, dial (314) 865-8585 from a touch-tone phone. Have your fax number everyone for the black community, but also for the world in general." In "M.A.N.T.I.S.," premiering at 7 tonight on Channel 30, Hawkins is a brilliant biophysicist living in a crime-ridden West Coast city in the not-too-distant future.

Shot by a street gang and left rami 1 1 -V v- how to handy. Simple instructions will ten you get information. You may request one document per call DESCRIPTION DOC. 3035 Humor David Letterman Top 10 3075 Humor ToKens and Tidbits paralyzed, he attempted to walk again by inventing an "exoskeleton" that is controlled by high-tech head gear that transmits electronic signals from his brain to his arms and legs. But the invention worked even better than he'd imagined, making him not just mobile but also stronger, faster and more agile.

With those powers, he feels a higher calling to "address the violence that put him in the chair." By night, he fights to See TELEVISION, Page 13 fighter. The MAN.T.I.S. character the acronym stands for "Mechanically Augmented Neuro-Transmitter Interactive System" is a traditional superhero, "wearing a helmet and running around in a suit," Lumbly says. But Dr. Miles Hawkins, the crime fighter's alter ego, is also a superhero, Lumbly believes.

He sees Hawkins as coming from a long tradition of black heroes, "people who have set their own lives aside to make it better for 3050 Back To School: Helpful Hints, Suggestions and Advice to Parents From Experts 3047 Wine: Award Winners From the Missouri State Fair 3025 Nibbles: Food News. Chocolate-Covered Cherry tee Cream Soda Recipe and More i Lumbly plays scientist Miles Hawkins, who was injured in an attack by a street gang, in the Fox series. 3015 COMPUTERS: Cybersurfing Cart Lumbly in his "M.A.N.T.I.S." headgear. 3018 FYfc Tips to Job Hunters.

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