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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:28 pm
Thu January 30, 2003

Better Business Bureau Warns of Fake Charity

St. Louis, Mo. – The Better Business Bureau is warning people that the American Cancer Aid Foundation is not a charity.

The Bureau has received calls from people asking about the group, which has been going door-to-door in St. Louis to solicit donations.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:20 pm
Thu January 30, 2003

National Steel Says it Has a New, Better Offer

Chicago, IL – AK Steel Corporation has made a new bid
totaling $1.125 billion for embattled National Steel -- the company that operates Granite City Steel in
southwestern Illinois.

A federal bankruptcy judge has set a hearing for next Thursday on whether Ohio-based AK Steel should be the lead bidder for Indiana-based National Steel's assets.

Pittsburgh-based US Steel Corporation also is interested in a possible buyout.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:09 pm
Thu January 30, 2003

Speeding School Bus Driver Had Marijuana

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis County school bus driver is facing charges after a call from a concerned citizen alerted police to the
erratically-driven bus.

St. John police say 26-year-old bus driver Jermain Sims had a bag of marijuana on him as he drove seven children to school this
morning. Sims was also wanted on an outstanding drug warrant, and was charged with speeding.

Officers took the children back to their parents.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:19 pm
Thu January 30, 2003

I-64/ Route 40 Plans Go Public

People had a chance yesterday to view plans for rebuilding I-64/Route 40 in St. Louis.
(KWMU Staff Photo)

St. Louis, Mo. – An ambitious plan to rebuild a busy, 12- mile stretch of I-64/Route 40 was on display yesterday at the St. Louis Science Center.

MO-DOT wants to rip up 12 miles of I-64 from Spoede to Sarah Road, just east of Kingshighway, and rebuild the road and exits for better traffic flow.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:03 pm
Thu January 30, 2003

Dick Gephardt in Iowa

Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt is running for President.
(Reuters file photo)

St. Louis, Mo. –

Voters in Iowa won't go to the polls to pick presidential nominees until next January, but the race for the White House in 2004 is already well underway.

Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt is among six Democrats vying for the party nomination. He's visited Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina in recent weeks because those states hold the earliest primaries.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:49 am
Thu January 30, 2003

National Steel Sale in Court Today

Chicago, Ill. – A bankruptcy court hearing in Chicago today could determine which of two bidders for National Steel Company will get to buy the company.

U.S. Steel and A.K. Steel both have bid to acquire National Steel, which owns Granite City Steel, a major employer in the Metro-East.

U.S. Steel bid $950 million dollars on January Ninth. A.K. countered with a bid of just over $1 billion two weeks
later.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:39 am
Thu January 30, 2003

House Gives Initial Approval to Amber Alert Bill

St. Louis Public Radio News
4:44 pm
Wed January 29, 2003

Dog Kennel Owners Sued by State of Missouri

Dr. Donald Brides of the Humane Society of Missouri looks over one of the dogs seized in Fenton.
(Photo courtesy Mike Bizelli, Humane Society of Missour)

St. Louis, Mo. – The Missouri Attorney General's office is suing the owners of a Fenton dog kennel for falsely telling customers the puppies for sale were registered with the American Kennel Club.

Frank and Karen Wilson already face animal abuse charges; the state raided the Guys N-Dolls Kennel last year and seized 90 dogs in poor living conditions.

Many of those dogs went up for adoption this week at the Humane Society of Missouri.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:22 pm
Wed January 29, 2003

ESL Judge Keeps Powell off Ballot

East St. Louis, IL – A judge Tuesday upheld the East St. Louis election board's decision to bump Mayor Debra Powell and two City Council candidates from the February 25th primary ballot.

The three had asked a judge to reverse an election board decision because they say commissioners broke open meetings laws during a closed-door meeting. In that meeting, the board took the three off the ballot for technical errors committed while filing for candidacy.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:02 pm
Wed January 29, 2003

Holden Proposes Education Cuts

Jefferson City, MO –

Missouri Governor Bob Holden on Tuesday explained details of a proposal that calls for substantial budget cuts for the state's public schools. Missy Shelton prepared this report on the controversial announcement...

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