Jefferson City, MO – Missourians could buy alcohol a little earlier on Sundays under legislation passed Tuesday in the House.
Alcohol sales on Sundays now start at 11 a.m. except for St. Louis, where sales are allowed after 8 a.m.
The proposals would permit Sunday sales at 9 a.m. at restaurants, hotels and places of entertainment in most of the state. Places around Kansas City's sports stadiums would join St. Louis with 8 a.m. Sunday sales.
The measure goes back to the Senate for consideration of House changes.
St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis area AIDS agency that once hired a gay porn star for a "safer sex" event has chosen a new executive director.
Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS said yesterday George Cotton, Sr. will be the new director.
Cotton has served on the school board and city council in the St. Louis suburb of University City. He replaces Erise Williams Jr., whom the agency fired in November after learning about the porn star event.
Chicago, IL – A task force that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appointed to study the state's foster care system issued a report Monday, saying the Department of Children and Family Services should change its focus to help older, more troubled youths who are in the system longer.
And the man who chaired the task force now is in charge of the department. Blagojevich appointed Bryan Samuels to replace Jess McDonald, who stepped down last month after nine years.