St. Louis, MO. – Bishop Edward Braxton says the Diocese of Belleville will appeal the lower court ruling in a sex abuse case.
Late last month a St. Clair County jury found the diocese had concealed sex abuse allegations against the Reverend Raymond Kownacki and moved him from parish to parish. The jury ordered the diocese to pay the victim five million dollars.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis will learn the name of it new schools superintendent tonight. The state-appointed board that oversees the school district will announce its choice during a meeting tonight.
The finalists are Kelvin Adams of the Recovery School District in New Orleans, Eric Becoats of Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, N.C., and Donnie Evans, a former superintendent in Providence, R.I.
The new superintendent will be the seventh to fill the position in the last five years.
St. Louis, MO – The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a local clothing store for violating a former employee's religious rights.
The EEOC lawsuit alleges that the Hollister Company store in the St. Louis Galleria fired Lakettra Bennett because the young woman asked to be allowed to wear longer skirts to work. Bennett said the requirements that Hollister's female employees wear short skirts or pants were against the Pentecostal faith she followed.
Jefferson City, MO – Governor Matt Blunt disagrees with President Bush's proposed $700 billion aid package to Wall Street.
"I do not think Missouri taxpayers should bail out...these people that have made, in individual cases, tens (or) hundreds of millions of dollars, and in a corporate case, billions of dollars over the past 20 years," Blunt said.
Blunt also says he's not convinced the aid package is necessary to avert economic disaster.