defense http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nike Missile Launch Site In Southern Illinois Can Be Yours For The Highest Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nike-missile-launch-site-southern-illinois-can-be-yours-highest-bid <p>Real estate broker Wayne Keller is showing another curious “looky loo” around an unusual property: the launch area of a Nike missile base that was constructed more than 50 years ago in the countryside of Southern Illinois.</p><p>From atop this peaceful hill in Monroe County, the U.S. Army once kept eyes on the skies, ready to blast Hercules missiles at Soviet bombers headed for St. Louis, about 30 miles to the northwest.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:50:54 +0000 Mary Delach Leonard 37378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nike Missile Launch Site In Southern Illinois Can Be Yours For The Highest Bid President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-makes-cabinet-announcements <p>President Obama made announcements today on two new members of his cabinet:</p><ul><li>Former Nebraska senator <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/06/168740451/gop-senators-warn-of-tough-road-for-hagel-nomination">Chuck Hagel </a>as Secretary of Defense, and</li><li><p>Counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/07/168773716/counterterrorism-adviser-brennan-to-be-tapped-for-cia">to direct the Central Intelligence Agency</a></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:53:37 +0000 Kelsey Proud 8089 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements New Mo. Congress members Hartzler, Long assigned committees http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mo-congress-members-hartzler-long-assigned-committees <p>Fresh off the <a href="http://kwmuelection2010.wordpress.com/">midterm elections</a> last month, new Missouri Congress members Republicans <a href="http://vickyhartzler.com/">Vicky Hartzler</a> and Billy Long have been assigned to committees dealing with defense, agriculture and transportation issues.</p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:20:22 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 141 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mo. Congress members Hartzler, Long assigned committees