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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:55 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Disability rights group demands better sidewalks

St. Louis – A disability rights group will hold a vigil Thursday in honor of a St. Louis woman who was struck by a car and killed while in her wheelchair a year ago.

Lisi Bansen was heading home along Delmar Boulevard in the city when the accident occurred.

Paraquad says she was traveling in the street because the sidewalks in that area were not, and still are not, accessible for those with disabilities.

Andrew Lackey with Paraquad says poor sidewalks in the city are a public safety problem for everyone.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:39 am
Wed November 1, 2006

Student loan board wants attorney general disqualified from suit

Nixon (file)

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri's student loan authority is
trying to get the attorney general's office disqualified from a lawsuit against it.

Attorney General Jay Nixon sued the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority in February. He alleges the board violated the open meetings law in approving Governor Blunt's plan to sell some assets
to provide funds for college construction projects.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:16 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Voting problems crop up ahead of elections

Washington, DC – Signs of possible voting trouble are popping up ahead of midterm elections.

The reports range from hackers getting into an official registration database to ballots being printed incorrectly and they've been reported in a number of state, including Missouri.

To hear Pam Fessler's report, as it aired on Tuesday's Morning Edition, click here.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:12 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Priest who lives in St. Louis gets 7 years for child porn

Chicago, Ill. – A Catholic priest who has been living in the St. Louis area was sentenced in Chicago Tuesday to seven years for child pornography.

Rev. Daniel Schulte was never accused of physical abuse, but rather of downloading images on his computer.

The judge said Schulte, 54, will have to register as a sex offender once he's released.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:58 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Anheuser-Busch buys farm for Clydesdale breeding

The Clydesdales are featured at plenty of special events, especially at Busch Stadium. (UPI file photo)

Boonville, MO – Anheuser-Busch says it has purchased a 340-acre farm near Boonville that it will use to increase its Clydesdale breeding herd.

Company official Jim Poole says there are no immediate construction plans, but the site is well-suited for the horses.

Anheuser-Busch breeds and houses the Clydesdales at numerous locations worldwide. The most famous site is Grant's Farm, the 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family located in south St. Louis County.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:45 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Bush to campaign with Talent in Missouri on Friday

Washington, DC – President Bush will travel to Missouri Friday to campaign for Republican U.S. Senator Jim Talent. He'll speak at events in Springfield and Joplin.

It will be the first time the two appear together at a public campaign event in the state this year. Previous trips by the President to Missouri on behalf of Talent have been for private fundraisers.

Bush's trip is geared to help Talent and other Republicans motivate conservative voters just four days before the November seventh election.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:44 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Humane Society seizes dozens of dogs near Poplar Bluff

Lacey Baethke takes a dog from the property on Tuesday (Humane Society photo)

Poplar Bluff, MO – The Humane Society of Missouri Tuesday morning seized more than 50 dogs from a property near Poplar Bluff in southeast Missouri.

Officials say the Butler County Sheriff's Department obtained a warrant. The dogs are believed to be of several breeds, allegedly living in caged, overcrowded and dirty conditions.

The animals later were taken to the Humane Society facility in St. Louis for care and will stay in Humane Society custody until a court hearing is held.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:22 am
Tue October 31, 2006

SIU panel says report should have had more attribution

SIUC Chancellor Walter Wendler

Carbondale, Ill. – Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard Tuesday released a special review of allegations of administrative plagiarism on the university's Carbondale campus.

The three member panel's report makes eight recommendations about a planning document known as 'Southern at 150' and whether portions of it were plagiarized by Carbondale campus Chancellor Walter Wendler from a similar document he created while an administrator at Texas A&M.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:15 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Sales tax increase proposed for rec centers

St. Louis, MO. – A sale tax increase for recreation centers is one of the many propositions St. Louis residents will vote on next Tuesday.

Proposition P would increase the city sales tax by one-eighth of one cent to build two new rec centers and improve existing facilities.

But the president of WYMAN, a St. Louis youth services agency, says the $4 million the tax will bring in each year will NOT be enough to cover construction and operating costs.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:53 am
Tue October 31, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> Two women vie for open STL County Council seat

Democrat Kathy Schweitzer (left) and Republican Colleen Wasinger

St. Louis, MO – There will be at least one new face on the St. Louis County Council after next week's elections.

Third district councilman Skip Mange is stepping down after a four year term, and two newcomers are battling to fill the seat.

Republican Colleen Wasinger is a real estate attorney and alderwoman in Town and Country. Democrat Kathy Schweitzer is a real estate agent in unincorporated west county and founder of Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store.

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