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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:29 pm
Fri October 18, 2002

Collinsville Teachers Agree on Contract

Collinsville, IL – Teachers in Collinsville reached a tentative agreement last night with school administration on a new contract.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the union members will vote Monday night whether to accept the deal. The district's nearly 400 teachers had said they'd strike Tuesday if there were no agreement.

They've been working without a contract since August.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:48 am
Fri October 18, 2002

Bush Stumps for Talent in Springfield

Springfield, MO – President Bush focused on the economy as he campaigned for Republican Jim Talent in Springfield, Missouri, today.
Bush acknowledged the economy is just "bumping along," but he says it will get stronger - if his tax cuts are made permanent. Also, he says a Republican-controlled Senate would pave the way for other tax reforms, like doing away with the death tax on farms and small businesses.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:54 pm
Thu October 17, 2002

I-55 Shooting Was Retaliation for Previous Killing

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis police say a fatal shooting on I-55 yesterday was in retaliation for a murder last month.

Chief Joe Mokwa says police are looking for suspects in the death of 25-year old Antonine Brown, who had been questioned about a murder last month in St. Louis but never arrested.

Brown's family says he lived in motels the past month, avoiding attempts on his life, and that he was living on borrowed time. Three other drivers were slightly injured yesterday during the shooting when ricocheting bullets hit their cars.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2002

Ground Broken on Wellston Business Incubator

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:11 pm
Thu October 17, 2002

Boeing's Super Hornet Project Cut Less Than Expected

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Washington, DC – Boeing's St. Louis-based Super Hornet project will have fewer planes to make this year, but not a few as first thought.

President Bush's budget proposal to Congress in February lowered the number of the Navy planes made this year from 48 to 44. Congress yesterday passed a defense spending plan that calls for 46 of the attack jets.

More than 4,000 people in the St. Louis area work on the Super Hornet project, which is Missouri's largest defense contract at $3 billion dollars.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:03 pm
Thu October 17, 2002

Grand Center Could Get TIF Money

St. Louis, MO – City officials are working on a plan to reinvest in St. Louis' main arts and entertainment district. If approved by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, an $80-million tax increment financing plan would be used to redevelop several properties in the Grand Center area, including art museums, educational facilities and residential units. Grand Center executive director and former mayor Vince Schoemehl says his group hopes to build an economic engine for the city of St. Louis.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:44 am
Thu October 17, 2002

Collinsville Strike Looms; IL Schools Deficit Spend

Collinsville, IL – Teachers in Collinsville say they'll walk off the job on Tuesday, if today's final negotiating session doesn't work out.

The 400 teachers want an 18% raise over the next three years. The district is offering 12%.

The looming strike came as the State Board of Education met in Collinsville yesterday. The Board released a survey claiming 80-85% of Illinois school districts are running on deficit budgets.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:19 pm
Wed October 16, 2002

Missouri Confirms Four New West Nile Cases

St. Louis, MO – Four people have died, including an 88 year-old suburban St. Louis man whose death was reported last week.

The new cases are a 76-year-old Kansas City man, a 64-year-old man and 42-year-old woman from St. Louis County, and a 38-year-old woman from Moniteau County. West Nile is spread mostly through mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control says the virus has infected more than 3,000 in 37 states and Washington, D.C., and killed 164 people.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:49 pm
Wed October 16, 2002

Death Row Clemency Hearings Continue In Illinois

St. Louis Public Radio News
3:26 pm
Wed October 16, 2002

Tax Hike Group With $2.17 Million in Bank

Jefferson City, MO – Supporters of a proposed tobacco tax increase in Missouri have more than $2 million on hand for the final weeks before Election Day.

Citizens for a Healthy Missouri says it needs the money to counter an expected multi-million-dollar campaign from tobacco companies against the $0.55-a-pack cigarette tax hike.

But the latest spending reports show that two opposing groups have a combined total of less than $50,000 in the bank.

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