St. Louis, MO – The head of a local drill team says he's elated that its members will be in Washington, D-C for the inaugural parade in January.
The inaugural committee of President-Elect Barack Obama selected the Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard and Drill Team from Theodore Roosevelt High to be one of two Missouri schools in the parade. The other is from suburban Kansas City.
Inner city schools often don't have the best image, said Marine Master Sergeant Isaiah McHellen, the group's commander
St. Louis – St. Louis-based agribusiness giant Monsanto says it will spend $5 million to help environmental groups find better ways to keep farm fertilizer out of the Mississippi River.
Grant recipients include the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society and a group in the Mississippi Delta.
Diane Herndon is Monsanto's director of public policy and corporate responsibility. She said the effort is not just about public relations; helping farmers operate more efficiently makes good business sense.