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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:37 pm
Mon January 27, 2003

Lawsuit Tries to Stop More Medicaid Cuts

St. Louis, MO – There's another lawsuit in Missouri aimed at forcing the state to stop some budget cuts. A St. Louis couple is part of a suit to get the state to restore their Medicaid coverage of prescription eyeglasses.

The suit challenges last year's cuts meant to help balance the state budget. It's similar to a case in August in which a judge told the state it had to restore dental coverage to Missouri's Medicaid-eligible adults.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:41 pm
Mon January 27, 2003

EPA to Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Properties

St. Louis, MO – The Environmental Protection Agency says it
will begin removing soil and driveways from lead-contaminated properties in Fredericktown.

The agency also will continue to test for more trouble spots.

The federal agency also wants to gauge public sentiment for nominating Fredericktown to the National Priorities List for major cleanup.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2003

St. Joseph Company May Try to Take Over Amtrak Service

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St. Joseph, MO – The state is considering an offer from a western Missouri company to take over Amtrak passenger rail service from Kansas City to St. Louis.

MO-DOT says it's only studying the idea of having the St. Joseph company take over the rail service. The state has not solicited formal proposals.

The company is Herzog Transit Services, it operates commuter rail in California, Texas and Florida and maintains railroad tracks in other states.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:01 am
Mon January 27, 2003

Green Party Asking Town to Repeal Patriot Act

University City, MO – The Green Party wants the USA Patriot Act repealed, and they're taking their case to a local St. Louis County government.

The St. Louis chapter wants the University City Council to pass a resolution condemning the act.

The Greens' Don Fitz says although the Act is federal law, local governments have a say in it.

A University City official says the council will consider a public hearing on the issue at tonight's meeting.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:47 am
Mon January 27, 2003

Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Ban Spanking in Schools

Jefferson City, MO –

A member of the Missouri legislature will attempt to have a bill approved this year that would outlaw corporal punishment in public schools.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:02 am
Mon January 27, 2003

ESL Police Investigate Former Officers

East St. Louis, IL – The internal affairs office of the East St. Louis Police Department is looking into allegations that former employees stole more than $20,000 from two bank accounts some didn't even know existed.

The accounts were set up to receive seized drug dollars, and the state panel that controls city spending wasn't aware of them until an audit in 2001 revealed their existence.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:49 pm
Fri January 24, 2003

Judge Makes UM Appeal Easier

St. Louis, Mo. – A ruling yesterday by a St. Louis judge will allow the University of Missouri to more quickly appeal a decision involving illegal tuition.

A recent ruling says MU illegally charged up to $500 million in tuition since the 1930s because of an old state law that guarantees free tuition for all Missouri youth.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2003

Rams' Leonard Little Arrested in North Carolina

St. Louis, MO – Rams defensive end Leonard Little is facing
charges in North Carolina.

Charlotte police say Little was arrested Sunday and charged with making threats and harassing phone calls.

They say his arrest was on a four-year-old outstanding warrant.

They say Little's ex-girlfriend filed the complaint against him for allegedly making a threat after they broke up.

Little was released from custody on Tuesday, after posting a $2,000 bond. His lawyer Scott Rosenblum said the case is groundless.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:19 pm
Fri January 24, 2003

Space at Crowded Homeless Shelters is Tough to Find

St. Louis, MO – Even before the latest cold snap - space in a homeless shelter in the St. Louis area had been tough to find. Director of the Housing Resource Center, Katrina Knight, says in the last year demand for homeless shelters has increased by 25-percent. And in the last 18 months, two shelters in St. Louis County have closed. Knight says that means the area has lost more than 100 shelter beds.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:35 pm
Fri January 24, 2003

Hikes in UM Student Fees Become Permanent

Columbia, MO – Last year's temporary increase in University of Missouri student fees is being made permanent. UM officials said
today the move is to help offset state budget cuts.

The UM Board of Curators voted unanimously this morning to keep the $9 per-credit hour fee hike approved last May.

That make the charge about $162 per credit hour for an undergraduate Missouri resident at any of the four UM campuses.

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