Missouri State Museum http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-january-2-2012 <p><strong>Last provision of Mo. law aimed at curbing auto extended&nbsp;service contract industry takes effect</strong></p><p>Republican&nbsp;Senator Scott Rupp sponsored the legislation after he&nbsp;says he received lots of complaints about the businesses in his suburban St. Louis district.&nbsp;</p><p>The last portion&nbsp;of the law to take effect requires the extended contract service providers, and&nbsp;their employees, to apply for a license with the Missouri Department of Insurance.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:23:40 +0000 Julie Bierach, Maria Altman, WUIS & The Associated Press 2774 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, January 2, 2012 Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zweifel-unveils-military-medals-jefferson-city <p>Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel unveiled two World War I military medals today at the Missouri State Museum.</p><p>The medals, a Distinguished Service Cross and Croix de Guerre, were handed over to Zweifel as unclaimed property when they were found in a bank safe deposit box.</p><p>The medals belonged to Major Ernest W. Slusher. Margaret Means, a member of Slusher&rsquo;s family, is in the process of seeing if she is the lawful owner of the medals. &nbsp;</p><p>So, who was&nbsp; Maj. Ernest W. Slusher? And how did he earn these medals? Zweifel explains in a release:</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:10:43 +0000 Johanna Mayer 1544 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Zweifel unveils military medals in Jefferson City