St. Louis – A Bush Administration education official said historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, will have a larger role to play as American companies seek more business school graduates.
Wilbert Bryant advises U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige on HBCUs. He was in St. Louis for the first national meeting of HBCU business school deans, sponsored in part by Harris-Stowe State College.
Claycomo, MO – Work continued through Sunday night to herd millions of bees. The insects escaped from a tractor-trailer that skidded off a highway interchange near Kansas City.
The rig was carrying more than 500 beehives. There were no serious injuries but the truck's driver, as well as firefighters, police officers, and tow truck company employees sustained repeated beestings.
The incident happened in the Kansas City suburb of Claycomo on a ramp linking Interstates 435 and 35.
St. Louis, Mo. – With the detection of the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in a bird in Missouri this week, state officials are gearing up to handle the mosquito-transmitted disease.
The infected bird was found near Harvester in St. Charles County. Missouri Department of Health spokesman Brian Quinn says they cannot predict if this summer will be worse than last but he believes the state is better prepared to deal with the virus.