St. Louis, MO – St. Louis city voters may be asked in the next election to approve bonds for construction at Lambert Airport.
It's up to the city's Board of Aldermen to put the question on the April ballot. The question would ask voters permission to sell up to $2 billion in bonds. The money could help pay for construction on a new terminal.
City taxpayers would not be liable for borrowing because revenue generated at the airport would pay off the bonds. Voters approved a similar bond authority 11 years ago.
Washington, D.C. – Word from Capitol Hill is that newly-elected Congressman Dick Gephardt will announce tomorrow he's not seeking another term as House Minority Leader. The St. Louis Democrat has long signaled his interest in running for president in 2004; but it's unclear whether Gephardt will address the presidential race tomorrow.
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.