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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:36 am
Fri July 25, 2003

Korean War Remembered in St. Louis

The Korean War memorial in Forest Park (KWMU Staff Photo)

St. Louis, MO –

Sunday will mark 50 years since the end of the Korean War. Some St. Louis area veterans will note the armistice anniversary Saturday morning in Forest Park.

A memorial to area residents who served in Korea has stood in the park since 1989 but tomorrow vets will take time to remember those who never returned. KWMU's Tom Weber prepared this report.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:28 am
Fri July 25, 2003

St. Louis Welcomes Sister Cities Conference

Sister Cities delegates were welcomed with a \"Parade of Nations\" at Kiener Plaza Thursday.
(KWMU staff)

St. Louis – St. Louis-area officials Thursday welcomed delegates from more than 130 countries to the Sister Cities International conference.

Sister Cities is a nonprofit organization that develops partnerships between American municipalities and their counterparts around the world.

Executive Director Tim Honey says this year's conference will deal with community building in the age of globalization.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:37 am
Fri July 25, 2003

MSD Raises Rates, Puts Question on Ballot

St. Louis, MO – Metropolitan Sewer District customers will see higher bills in September and vote on a $500 million referendum in November.

MSD trustees approved a 21% rate increase Thursday.

Voters will decide November Fourth whether trustees can raise $500 million in cash by selling bonds. The bond money, as well as the rate hike, would help build a new sewer plant in Oakville and upgrade other facilities.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:26 pm
Thu July 24, 2003

Air Force Releases Plans: C9 to be Retired

The C9 is a medical evacuation plane for the Air Force.

Washington, DC – The U.S. Air Force Wednesday confirmed plans to retire a fleet of flying ambulances based at Scott Air Force Base.

KWMU first reported in May that the President's budget included no money for the C9. Scott's ten C9's will go away by September, meaning the loss of more than 500 jobs.

But Illinois lawmakers in Washington hope to get at least partial funding for another year, which might buy time to try to lure another mission to Scott.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:49 pm
Thu July 24, 2003

Continued Court Battle Over Missouri River

The Missouri River (Corps of Engineers photo)

Omaha, Neb. – A federal judge in Nebraska Wednesday refused to modify her ruling that the Missouri River's levels must be high enough for barge traffic.

That's the ruling that the Corps of Engineers says is in conflict with another judge's ruling in Washington. The corps told Judge Gladys Kessler this week that the Nebraska ruling was the reason it was ignoring Kessler's order to lower water levels to protect endangered species.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Thu July 24, 2003

Former Cable Company Execs Indicted for Fraud

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis.
(KWMU staff)

St. Louis, Mo. – A grand jury in St. Louis has handed down an indictment against four former executives of Charter Communications.

It alleges 14 criminal violations including inflation of revenue, cash flow, and subscriber numbers.

U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender says the St. Louis-based company overpaid a supplier for set-top boxes, and then accepted advertising revenue from the company.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:45 pm
Thu July 24, 2003

'Game of Their Lives' Cast & Crew Thank St. Louis

Director David Anspaugh
(courtesy: John Johnson)

St. Louis, Mo. – The movie "The Game of their Lives" has wrapped in St. Louis. Cast and crew spent more than a month in the city shooting scenes for the film, which tells the story of the 1950 US World Cup soccer team.

Several team members were from St. Louis, including Frank Borghi. He and the others helped serve as consultants to the actors portraying them.

"I think it's been great. They've really done a lot for St. Louis and the Hill area, which I'm a part of. I really enjoyed it, it's been a thrill for me," Borghi said.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:00 pm
Thu July 24, 2003

Holden Criticizes Plan To Shift Head Start Obligations

Gov. Bob Holden visits a North St. Louis City Head Start center Thursday.
(KWMU staff photo)

St. Louis, MO –
A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would require states to take over the Head Start program, which has been federally funded since 1965. Governor Holden says though the Bush administration proposes giving states block grants, he fears the federal government will gradually reduce Missouri's annual amount:

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:50 am
Thu July 24, 2003

MO Doctors' Group Wants Special Session

(KWMU File Photo)

Jefferson City, MO – A lobby groups for doctors in Missouri wants Governor Bob Holden to call a special session to consider new restrictions on medical malpractice lawsuits.

Some doctors' malpractice insurance premiums have tripled and quadrupled, even though they haven't been named in a malpractice lawsuit.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:13 am
Thu July 24, 2003

UM-Rolla Wins Cross-Country Solar Car Race

University of Missouri-Rolla car, as it headed toward Joplin on Route 66 earlier in the race.

Claremont, Ca. – A team from the University of Missouri-Rolla drove its solar-powered car across the finish line Wednesday nearly five hours ahead of the pack.

The American Solar Challenge was a two-week, 23-hundred-mile competition between solar cars that started in Chicago and ended in suburban Los Angeles.

Solar Miner-Four had engine trouble during the first leg, but took the lead in Oklahoma and never relinquished it.

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