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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:12 pm
Fri October 18, 2002

Pilots: American's Plane Grounding Will Affect TWA

St. Louis, MO – American Airlines' decision this week to ground 42 planes has former TWA pilots worried.

Captain Jeffery Darnall, with the group TWA Pilots, Inc., says because American put a majority of TWA pilots and flight attendants at the bottom of the seniority list, they will be first in line to lose jobs.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:57 pm
Fri October 18, 2002

Giuliani to Visit St. Louis Area

Crestwood, MO – The man who helped guide New York City through the aftermath of last year's September 11th terrorist attacks is coming to Missouri.

Former New York City Rudolph Giuliani will visit the St. Louis suburb of Crestwood on October 30th. He'll be there for a two hour book-signing at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

Giuliani is touring the country promoting and signing copies of his new book Leadership.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:40 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
2:12 pm
Fri October 18, 2002

Ethics Commission Clears Talent of Some Charges

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Ethics Commission cleared Republican US Senate candidate Jim Talent of some ethics charges. But it's still looking into a case that Talent may have violated ethics laws in his 2000 governor's race.

The pending complaint says he may have violated the law by setting up a debt retirment committee in 2000, when his campaign finance report showed no debt.

Talent's campaign calls it a technical problem that can be fixed by filing an amended report.

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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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