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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:48 am
Thu February 13, 2003

Boeing Gains $20M Contract for St. Louis

Boeing also makes the F/A 18 'Super Hornet' in St. Louis.
(Reuters File Photo)

St. Louis, Mo – The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing's St. Louis operations with a $20 million contract.

The money will help a Boeing division based in St. Louis as it develops a version of a 737 jet that could potentially
replace certain aircraft currently in use.

The money is not a final selection of the aircraft. It's intended to provide funds for the next phase of development.

Boeing spokewoman Kathleen Cook says it's an indication the Navy is pleased with what the company has accomplished so far.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:27 am
Thu February 13, 2003

SLU Upsets #2 Louisville

St. Louis, Mo – The Saint Louis University men's basketball team scored an upset of the number two team in the nation last night.

The Billikens beat Louisville 59-58, and ending the Cardinals' 17-game winning streak.

Marque Perry hit the game-winning basket with 3.2 seconds to play. Perry had five points in the last 13 seconds.

Saint Louis improves to 9-12 over-all, and is 3-7 in Conference USA. Louisville, 18-2 and 8-1, had won 17 in a row since a two-point loss to Purdue in the second game of the season.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:41 pm
Wed February 12, 2003

British TV Producers Seeking St. Louis Comment

St. Louis, MO – British TV producers are looking for about 20 St. Louisans to come to London to offer opinions about US policy on a new show.

The show will be called America on Trial. Producers say they want to put the St. Louis area residents on camera as part of a
studio audience focus group.

The program will be moderated by British journalist Jon Snow. It will take a closer look at US foreign policy and America's role in the post-September 11 world.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:36 pm
Wed February 12, 2003

Bill Seeks Additional Disclosure on Abortion

Jefferson City, MO – The reasons why women are seeking abortions in Missouri could be reported to the state, under a bill before a state Senate committee.

The legislation sponsored by St. Charles Republican Chuck Gross also would require doctors to provide more detailed medical
information on abortion procedures.

Supporters of the bill say it would provide important information for lawmakers and policy-makers. Opponents say the bill would be an invasion of a woman's privacy.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:35 pm
Wed February 12, 2003

Mayor Announces South City Shopping Development

St. Louis, MO – The former Famous Barr site in South St. Louis will soon become a shopping center.

Mayor Francis Slay and other city officials announced Wednesday a $30-million plan to develop the 10-acre lot at Kingshighway and Chippewa.

The mayor says South St. Louis has a large, but untapped retail market.

Cleveland-based Developers Diversified Realty, DDR, will build the 97-thousand square-foot center and line up tenants.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2003

County Council Gets Ideas on Spending Hotel Tax Money

Clayton, Mo. – Members of the St. Louis County Council heard suggestions Tuesday for how to spend surplus hotel tax revenue.

The council's revenue and personnel committee heard from about 10 different organizations including the Convention & Visitors Commission, and a group that wants to bring the 2006 Figure Skating Championships to town.

They all want a piece of a multimillion-dollar hotel-motel tax surplus. Voters passed a hotel tax increase in 1990 to help fund the Edward Jones Dome.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:54 pm
Wed February 12, 2003

Two St. Louis Officers Hurt During Chase

St. Louis, MO – Two St. Louis police officers were injured Monday night while chasing three suspects.

They were following an SUV carrying suspects thought to have robbed a person at gunpoint. But the police cruiser struck another SUV, injuring two other people in that car.

One officer had critical but not life-threatening injuries; the other officer and two women in the other car are also expected to recover.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:53 pm
Wed February 12, 2003

U. City Passes Resolution Critical of Patriot Act.

Tom Ridge is the Secretary of the new Department of Homeland Security.
(Reuters File Photo)

University City, MO – University City leaders Monday night approved a measure that calls into question two federal anti-terrorism laws.

The St. Louis suburb is apparently the first Missouri city to do so. The resolution considers the Patriot and Homeland Security Acts threatening to civil liberties like free speech, privacy, legal counsel, and due process.

The group seeking the resolution's adoption, the St. Louis Bill of Rights Defense Committee, now wants the St. Louis Board of Alderman to pass similar language.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:31 am
Wed February 12, 2003

Mo. Lawmakers Consider New Traffic Laws

Jefferson City, Mo. – Some Missouri lawmakers want to make some driving courtesies the law of the land.

The Senate Transportation Committee considered the proposals Monday. They would limit speeds on some country roads to 45 miles an hour; ban trucks from using the far left lane on city highways; and require drivers to turn lights on when using windshield wipers.

The committee didn't vote on any of the proposals.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:57 am
Wed February 12, 2003

MO House Bill Would Limit Spending of Tobacco Bonds

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri House Wednesday gave initial
approval to a bill limiting the money that can be spent from bonding the state tobacco settlement.

The bill limits the amount that can be spent this fiscal year to $100 million.

But Governor Holden has said he needs $263 million to balance the budget. He wants to get that money from the tobacco bonds.

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