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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:43 pm
Tue February 18, 2003

Bond to Seek More Money for Lead Abatement in St. Louis

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo)
(KWMU Staff photo)

St. Louis, MO – US Senator Kit Bond of Missouri says the city of St. Louis will receive an additional $2 million in federal funds this year to prevent lead poisoning and he's vowing to secure another $15-million over the next three years.

The funding will be used to screen pregnant women, inspect homes and for lead abatement and cleaning kits for families.

St. Louis Lead Prevention Coalition executive director Judy Riehl says a major goal is to make lead abatement more affordable.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:43 pm
Tue February 18, 2003

Bond to Seek More Money for Lead Abatement in St. Louis

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo)
(KWMU Staff photo)

St. Louis, MO – US Senator Kit Bond of Missouri says the city of St. Louis will receive an additional $2 million in federal funds this year to prevent lead poisoning and he's vowing to secure another $15-million over the next three years.

The funding will be used to screen pregnant women, inspect homes and for lead abatement and cleaning kits for families.

St. Louis Lead Prevention Coalition executive director Judy Riehl says a major goal is to make lead abatement more affordable.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:40 pm
Tue February 18, 2003

Budget Woes: More Talk of Cuts in Mo. & Ill.

Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich
(file photo)

Jefferson City, Mo & Springfield, Ill. – Cuts, cuts and more cuts. It's been a familiar theme so far this year in both Jefferson City, Mo. and Springfield, Ill.

MISSOURI

On Monday, the chair of a key Missouri budget committee told lawmakers he wants to find even more cuts than what the governor is proposing.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:20 pm
Tue February 18, 2003

Union Vote to be Tallied for Children's Hospital Nurses

St. Louis, MO – It's been about three weeks since nurses at Children's Hospital in St. Louis voted on whether to unionize, but the results of that vote are still not known.

Thursday the National Labor Relations Board will count most, but not all of those ballots.

The board's Ralph Remain says this is not the normal procedure for union votes.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:33 am
Tue February 18, 2003

House Committee Votes School Cuts

Jefferson City, MO – A Missouri House committee calls for more
than $100 million in cuts to public schools next fiscal year.

Today's vote is in line with a Republican effort to trim all aspects of government spending.

The cuts would eliminate the state's safe-schools program and stop rewarding districts that offer summer school.

Majority Republicans ok'd the cuts on party-line votes, leaving Democrats furious.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:57 am
Tue February 18, 2003

Injured Police Officer Regains Consciousness

St. Louis, Mo. – A St. Louis police officer who was hospitalized after a crash last week has regained consciousness and is talking to family members.

Jermaine Jackson was injured last Tuesday, along with fellow officer James Branson, when their police car hit a sport utility vehicle in a St. Louis intersection. Branson and two women in the SUV were treated a hospital and were released.

The cruiser was pursuing another car thought to contain three carjackers. Those suspects have not been found.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:56 pm
Mon February 17, 2003

Madigan Wants Stiffer Penalties for Meth Makers

Edwardsville, Illinois – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to crack down on methamphetamine laboratories by doubling the penalties of drug makers who endanger children.

Prisons terms of convicted meth producers would range from six to 120 years under Madigan's proposal.

Meth lab seizures in Illinois rocketed 2,600-percent from 1997 through 2001. Madigan said 35 percent of those cases
involved children.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:20 pm
Mon February 17, 2003

McRee Town Residents Protest Potential Home Demolition

St. Louis, MO – Residents of the McRee Town neighborhood in South St. Louis protested yesterday afternoon - in an effort to save their homes from demolition. McRee Town is located just north of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden District Redevelopment Corporation wants to redevelop and stabilize the neighborhood and the St. Louis Board of Aldermen approved a plan calling for demolishing 6 city blocks.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:55 pm
Mon February 17, 2003

Snow Storm Leaves Region; MO-DOT Clears Roads

HOME OWNER TRIES TO DIG OUT DURING SNOW STORM IN BALTIMORE
(Reuters Photo)

St. Louis, MO – Crews in Missouri and Illinois have worked through the night to remove the snow that fell on the region this weekend.

The snow stopped falling last night, but Mo-DOT's Mike Fitzpatrick says there were still some slippery side roads and bridges in the area this morning.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2003

Day Care Loophole Exposed With Raid

St. Louis, Mo. – A recent raid on a St. Louis day care center has exposed a loophole in Missouri's childcare laws.

When officers went to shut down the World Christian Academy earlier this month because of building code violations, they also found a convicted sex offender working there.

Currently, more than 800-day care centers in the state are exempt from requirements like licenses criminal background checks. That's because the exemption applies to centers that show they're operated by a school.

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