St. Louis, MO – St. Louis public school children could soon don school uniforms.
The school board last night asked administrators to propose a plan by February to outfit the district's 41,000 students in uniform.
Some of the district's 113 schools already encourage students to wear uniforms.
The board plans to ask administrators to review uniform policies in other districts and seek advice from parents and the community. Experts say student achievement and conduct improve with the wearing of uniforms.
St. Louis, MO – Republican Jim Talent ousted incumbent Senator Jean Carnahan in the race for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat by fewer than 24,000 votes. The result of the race went down to the wire and was not known until after midnight this morning. The Missouri Secretary of State's office reports the following tally:
St. Louis, MO – Missouri is home to a close race for Senate that could determine control in Congress.
Democratic incumbent Jean Carnahan is facing Republican Jim Talent for the final four years of a term originally won posthumously by Carnahan's late husband, Mel, who died just before the 2000 election.
President Bush appeared at a rally with Talent yesterday in an effort to give the GOP hopeful a last-minute boost.
St. Louis, MO – Senator Jean Carnahan took her final day of campaigning to senior citizens, predicting she'll win by a wider margin than polls indicate.
The Democratic incumbent is generally shown in a dead heat with Republican Jim Talent.
Speaking this morning at a retirement apartment complex in Columbia, Carnahan said years of campaigning alongside her late husband, former Governor Mel Carnahan, gave her the sense the race won't be a close as the pundits are saying.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri families affected by genetic disorders are seeking funding for expanded newborn screenings.
Lack of funds halted a law passed in June, 2001 guaranteeing seven new tests. Families met yesterday in St. Louis with The Illinois-based Jacob Foundation. This year Illinois added screening for 28 disorders.