St. Louis, MO – A Washington University physician says the adverse health effects of cigarettes could be greatly reduced if smokers could instead simply inhale only nicotine.
Dr. Walton Sumner says despite centuries of anti-smoking programs, he believes some level of tobacco use in society is always going to be inevitable. Sumner is studying how smokers could make their habit safer by inhaling so-called "clean" nicotine.
St. Louis, MO – The 5400 block of Elizabeth Avenue, on the Hill in St. Louis, is now Hall of Fame Place.
Baseball Hall of Famers Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola were honored Sunday; they grew up in that neighborhood. The street was also renamed to honor late Cardinals broadcaster Jack Buck, who lived on the Hill in the late 1950s.
Granite plaques marking their induction dates were installed in front of their former homes.
Springfield, ILL. – So much attention was paid to the state's budget deficit that much of the Illinois Legislature's accomplishments this spring might have gone unnoticed.
But speeding motorists are likely to notice that their fines have increased, and senior citizens might take note if their prescription drug costs decline. And people looking for an energy or diet boost will find that ephedra-based products are no longer to be sold over-the-counter in Illinois.
St. Louis, MO – Another section of Forest Park Parkway is closed today. Big Bend to Skinker is now off limits to motorists. It's the second section of the parkway to close down since the extension construction began last month.
Last month, when construction began, crews closed down most of the Parkway west of Big Bend Blvd.
The project is expected to take about two years. Metrolink will eventually extend west from the Forest Park station to I-170 in Clayton, then south to Shrewsbury.