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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:53 pm
Mon November 11, 2002

Alton Dam Could Be Fitted for Hydro-Electric Plant

Alton, IL – A Tennessee company wants to attach a grid of hydroelectric turbines to an area dam to produce up to 90 megawatts at a time.

W.V. Hydro has applied for a federal permit to put the grid on the Price Locks and Dam near Alton. It's a technology that's been used only a few places worldwide.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:46 pm
Mon November 11, 2002

Missouri to Study More Limits on Teen Drivers

Jefferson City, MO – State officials are considering whether
to recommend more restrictions on teenage drivers.

That comes after the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that states prohibit new drivers from carrying more than one teenage passenger.

Missourians younger than 18 already are prohibited from driving between 1 and 5 am -- unless traveling because of school, work or an emergency.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:02 pm
Mon November 11, 2002

Nation's Parks, Including Arch, Face Backlog of Repairs

Gale Norton, U.S. Secretary of Interior, toured a new maintenance facility at the Arch Monday.
KWMU Staff Photo

St. Louis, MO – Secretary Gale Norton toured a new $3 million building near the Arch that is the new home for crews who maintain the Arch and Old Courthouse grounds. Norton says the project is part of the President's goal to reduce a backlog of maintenance needs at US parks and historic sites.

Norton says her Department will still create national parks and historic sites, but only after those places meet stricter standards to assure they'll be maintained.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2002

Anti-War Protestors Rally in Rams Traffic

St. Louis, MO – Anti-war protestors passed out fliers to people stuck in traffic after yesterday's Rams game.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:31 pm
Mon November 11, 2002

SLU Smallpox Vaccine Study to Go Nationwide

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis University is looking for volunteers to take part in a nationwide clinical trial to test the potency of the current smallpox vaccination. The study focuses on people aged 32 to 70 who've already been vaccinated against smallpox at least once. Researchers will measure how well volunteers respond to three randomly selected dilutions of the vaccine.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:22 pm
Fri November 8, 2002

Webster Groves Man Sues St. Louis Ex-Priest

St. Louis, MO – A 41-year-old man is suing a former priest and the St. Louis Archdiocese over sexual abuse he says he endured for two years in the 1970s.

Matt Layton, of Webster Groves, says he was abused by Joseph Ross, but only recalled it in March. Layton says he was an altar boy in 1975 at St. Williams Church in suburban St. Louis when the abuse began.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:48 pm
Fri November 8, 2002

MODOT Touts its Accountability

St. Louis, MO – The Missouri Department of Transportation today delivered what it calls its most comprehensive annual report ever to state lawmakers.

MoDot has been a target for criticism in past years because of its failure to complete long-range projects, and a statewide tax hike for transportation funding failed this spring. Department spokesman Jeff Briggs says for these reasons, they wanted this year's report to be as inclusive as possible.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:08 am
Fri November 8, 2002

Men Face Federal Indictments in Killing Bank Guard

St. Louis, MO – A federal grand jury hands up indictments
against three St. Louis men in connection with the murder of a bank guard during a robbery last month.

Robert Bolden, Corteze Edwards and Dominick Price already face state charges of first-degree murder in the October seventh death of guard Nathan Ley. Ley was shot to death outside a Bank of America branch as he stepped in to stop an attempted robbery.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:04 am
Fri November 8, 2002

Missouri Tapped for New Military Bugle Debut

Some Military Funerals in Missouri will soon see this new bugle used to play Taps.

St. Louis, MO –

Starting today, Friday November 8th, there will be a new way of playing "Taps" at military funerals.

Missouri is the test state for a new bugle that plays the song without requiring musical ability.

As KWMU's Tom Weber reports, if the new bugles are a hit in Missouri, they could soon be used nationwide.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:25 am
Fri November 8, 2002

Cards and City Sign Agreement

St. Louis, MO – The city of St. Louis is a little bit closer to insuring the Cardinals stay downtown.

A copyrighted story in the St. Louis Business-Journal reports the city and team quietly signed a pair of agreements on Monday. That was one day before Proposition S passed to require voter approval of any public financing of stadiums.

Alderman Irving Clay says while the current deal doesn't need voter approval any changes would.

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