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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:23 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Advocates worried about disabled school study

Jefferson City, MO – A study under way aims to determine whether state schools for the severely handicapped provide the best use of state resources, an idea that's worrying some families and advocates for the disabled.


The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commissioned the study.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:01 am
Mon October 30, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> How we're deciding how to vote on Amendment 2

St. Louis, MO – Arguments have been thrown around for months now on why Missourians should or should not vote for next month's stem cell research ballot question.

But we wanted to explore how people came to their decision on how to vote.

KWMUs Tom Weber spoke with two men who will vote differently next month.

Both are school administrators, both are Christians and religion plays a big part of both men's lives.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:56 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Slay blasts survey ranking St. Louis as 'most dangerous'

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is lashing out after his city was named number one on a list of the most dangerous cities in the United States.

The ranking, compiled by the private research firm Morgan Quitno Press, found that violent crime surged nearly 20% in St. Louis last year.

But Slay says even the FBI discounts the data that Morgan Quitno used, and he's calling the list "bogus."

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:46 am
Mon October 30, 2006

SWIC campus in Granite City gets money, new name

Former State Rep. Sam Wolf (SWIC photo)

Granite City, Ill. – Southwestern Illinois College's campus in Granite City is getting more state funding and a new name.

The school will get nearly $3.4 million from the state for more classrooms and improvements.

The campus also will be named for Sam Wolf, a former state lawmaker who has been a trustee at the college for more than a decade.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:39 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Survey ranks St. Louis as most dangerous city in nation

St. Louis, MO – A new survey suggests the two cities that were just represented in the World Series are also at the top of a list for most dangerous cities in the country.

St. Louis beat Detroit in baseball last week and this week, now it has beaten the Motor City out again for the distinction of most dangerous city in the country.


That's according to Morgan Quitno Press, an organization that ranks the nation's safest and most dangerous cities every year.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:30 am
Mon October 30, 2006

Thousands of Cards' fans cheer team at parade, rally

St. Louis Cardinals So Taguchi celebrates a World Championship by walking around the warning track greeting fans at Busch Stadium Sunday.(UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

St. Louis, MO – Hundreds of thousands of Cardinals fans packed downtown Sunday to see a parade and rally for the World Series champs.

Thousands of fans lined downtown for a parade celebrating the franchise's first World Series title since 1982. The ballpark was packed, too, just like the regular season, for a rally capped by a daylight fireworks display.

"Awesome," Albert Pujols said. "I've been dreaming of this since I was a little boy."

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:03 am
Sun October 29, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> St. Louis celebrates World Series win

St. Louis – In the shadow of the Arch, hometown fans applaud the Cardinals' first World Series title in 24 years.

KWMU's Matt Sepic reports for NPR's All Things Considered.

Click here to link to the story at npr.org.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:29 am
Sun October 29, 2006

Missouri State students approve new rec center

Springfield, MO – Missouri State University students have approved a $23 million student recreation center on campus, even though it will mean higher fees.

Student body president Sean Cain says more than $2,700 students voted for the center, with just over 2,100 voting against. "Finally, the university is going to have something that the students can call their own in terms of a (recreation) center. I couldn't be more pleased," Cain said.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:31 am
Sat October 28, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> Cardinals win World Series with 4-2 victory in game 5

St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate their World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers Friday. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

St. Louis – Shortstop David Eckstein was named series most valuable player, but reinvigorated pitcher Jeff Weaver, who got the final game victory, was another key to the Cardinals' improbable post-season success. NPR's Tom Goldman reports

Click here to link to the story at npr.org.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:50 am
Fri October 27, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> Stem cell question shapes Missouri Senate race

Washington, DC – A ballot initiative on stem-cell research is dividing Republicans in Missouri, and shaking up the U.S. Senate race between GOP Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill.

To hear a story from NPRs Julie Rovner, which aired on Friday's Morning Edition, click here.

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