Washington – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she has accepted the apology of a disc jockey fired for using a racial slur when talking about her.
Rice told "Fox New Sunday" that everyone says things they shouldn't say or didn't mean to say. But she also said the incident shows that even mature democracies have a way to go in healing racial tensions.
Dave Lenihan of KTRS in St. Louis apologized on the air immediately after making what he said was a slip of the tongue last week.
St. Louis – The man who's buying the St. Louis Blues says he plans to keep the hockey team in St. Louis.
Owners Bill and Nancy Laurie put the team on the market in June, following financial losses of $60 million.
Buyer Dave Checketts of Sports Capital Partners is paying $150 million for the franchise. He said he expects to make money and has no plans to move the team, even after its Savvis Center lease expires in five years.
St. Louis – The state wants advice about how to redevelop Johnson's Shut-Ins state park, which was destroyed when the Taum Sauk reservoir collapsed in December.
The flash flood cleared much of the park of its trees and brush and damaging almost all of its facilities. Sue Holst with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said state officials want feedback on such things as the campground, picnic facilities and hiking trails.
St. Louis, MO. – A radio talk show host who was fired Wednesday plans to write an apology to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for what he calls a slip of the tongue.
KTRS fired host Dave Linehan yesterday in the middle of his show after he used the racial slur "coon" instead of saying "coup." The comment came while discussing whether Rice would make a good NFL commissioner.
Lenihan had been praising Rice, who has frequently said she'd love to run the NFL but has more recently said she won't seek the job.