Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Public Input Sought For Nominees To Hall Of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/public-input-sought-nominees-hall-famous-missourians <p>After a controversial inductee last year, Missouri residents are being given the chance this year to nominate two of the next three inductees for the Hall of Famous Missourians.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110&amp;year=2013">House Speaker Tim Jones</a> (R, Eureka) says he made the decision to seek citizens' input, in part, to see if someone who's worthy of induction has been forgotten over time or overlooked.</span></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:43:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29289 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Public Input Sought For Nominees To Hall Of Famous Missourians Limbaugh bust displayed at Missouri Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/limbaugh-bust-displayed-missouri-capitol <p>The bust of radio host Rush Limbaugh&nbsp;is on display at the Missouri Capitol with fellow members of the&nbsp;Hall of Famous Missourians.</p><p>Limbaugh&#39;s bust was positioned Monday near the doors to the&nbsp;House chamber, across the corridor from the bust of a fellow&nbsp;southeastern Missourian, former Democratic Gov. Warren Hearnes.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 18:10:53 +0000 The Associated Press 3747 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Limbaugh bust displayed at Missouri Capitol Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rush-limbaugh-be-inducted-hall-famous-missourians <p>Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/famous.aspx"> Hall of Famous Missourians </a>today, in a ceremony that was kept under wraps until less than an hour before it happened.</p><p>Word of the ceremony leaked out after various media members spotted Limbaugh inside the Missouri Capitol.&nbsp; The ceremony was by invitation only, and the audience consisted of Republican lawmakers and family and friends.&nbsp; Limbaugh told the audience that other members of his family were more deserving of the honor, but he also thanked<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=106&amp;year=2012"> House Speaker Steven Tilley </a>(R, Perryville)&nbsp;for not rescinding it. Mon, 14 May 2012 18:02:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3692 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rush Limbaugh inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians Morning headlines - Thursday, May 10, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-may-10-2012 <p><strong>Police chief outlines plan to preserve patrol officers despite cuts</strong></p><p>The St. Louis police chief says he&rsquo;ll reduce the department&rsquo;s command structure and turn some desk jobs currently held by officers over to civilians in an effort to blunt the impact of budget cuts.</p><p>Chief Dan Isom unveiled his budget plan to a Board of Aldermen committee yesterday.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:34:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Joseph Leahy 3666 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Thursday, May 10, 2012 Dred Scott inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dred-scott-inducted-hall-famous-missourians <p>Former slave Dred Scott has been inducted into the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/famous.aspx"> Hall of Famous Missourians</a>.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 18:28:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3661 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dred Scott inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians Location of Limbaugh bust unclear http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/location-limbaugh-bust-unclear <p>Rumors swept the Missouri Capitol that the bust of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was being delivered today, along with the bust of former slave Dred Scott.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:36:58 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 3656 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Location of Limbaugh bust unclear Rally at Mo. Capitol opposes Limbaugh induction into Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rally-mo-capitol-opposes-limbaugh-induction-hall-famous-missourians <p>Around a hundred demonstrators rallied outside the State Capitol today&nbsp;to protest plans to induct conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh into the<a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/famous.aspx"> Hall of Famous Missourians</a>.</p><p>Limbaugh has come under fire for&nbsp;calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke&nbsp;a&nbsp;&ldquo;slut&rdquo; and a &ldquo;prostitute&quot; on&nbsp;his nationally-syndicated radio program.&nbsp;&nbsp;Fluke had&nbsp;testified in favor of President Obama&rsquo;s birth control policies before Congressional Democrats.&nbsp; Fellow Democrat and <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=059">State House Member Jeanette Mott Oxford </a>told the crowd in Jefferson City&nbsp;that it would be wrong for visitors to the State Capitol to see a bust of Limbaugh in the third floor Rotunda. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:23:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Rally at Mo. Capitol opposes Limbaugh induction into Hall of Famous Missourians Mo. House Dems propose rules for induction into Hall of Famous Missourians http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-dems-propose-rules-induction-hall-famous-missourians <p>Missouri House Democrats are proposing new&nbsp;criteria and a requirement for bipartisan approval before people&nbsp;are inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians - a reaction to&nbsp;criticism of t<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rush-limbaugh-be-inducted-hall-famous-missourians-state-capitol">he selection of Rush Limbaugh for the honor</a>.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:25:42 +0000 The Associated Press 3272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Dems propose rules for induction into Hall of Famous Missourians Mo. House Dems: don't allow installation of Limbaugh bust in state Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-dems-dont-allow-installation-limbaugh-bust-state-capitol <p><em>Updated 5:15 p.m. with information about Gov. Nixon&#39;s perspective.</em></p><p>After <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-dems-send-letter-opposing-limbaugh-famous-missourians-induction">sending a letter Tuesday</a> in opposition to the installation of a bust of radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians, Democrats in the Missouri House of Representatives have taken their opposition a step further.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:05:09 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 3222 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Dems: don't allow installation of Limbaugh bust in state Capitol Mo. House Dems send letter opposing Limbaugh "Famous Missourians" induction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-dems-send-letter-opposing-limbaugh-famous-missourians-induction <p>News <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/rush-limbaugh-be-inducted-hall-famous-missourians-state-capitol">surfaced Monday</a> that radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is to be inducted this year in the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/famous.aspx">Hall of Famous Missourians</a> at the Missouri state Capitol. Now, Democrats in the Missouri House of Representatives have sent <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/84161400/Limbaugh-House-of-Famous-Missourians-Letter-Mo-House-Dem-Caucus">a letter</a> to House Speaker Steven Tilley asking that the plans to induct Limbaugh be &quot;abandoned.&quot;</p><p>The letter says that &quot;Fame alone has never been considered sufficient to earn someone a place in the Hall of Famous Missourians&quot; and that, if that were the case, &quot;outlaws Frank and Jesse James &nbsp;- two of the most famous Missourians&nbsp;of all time - would have been inducted long ago.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:06:24 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Marshall Griffin 3212 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Dems send letter opposing Limbaugh "Famous Missourians" induction