St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis Archbishop Justin Rigali will have surgery for prostate cancer Monday. The operation was delayed until the archbishop had recovered from a case of the shingles.
Recent tests found cancerous cells in Rigali's prostate gland, so doctors at St. Mary's Health Center will remove it today. Later tests showed no evidence the cancer had spread. A full recovery is expected.
St. Louis, MO – Public sector employees rallied in downtown St. Louis Monday against a Bush administration proposal to replace up to 1-million federal workers with private contractors over the next three years.
Steve Hollis, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3354, says phasing out government workers would significantly cut public services and raise costs for taxpayers.
Town and Country, Mo. – Another executive has left Charter Communications. The nation's third-largest cable company, based in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country, says treasurer Ralph Kelly resigned this month to pursue other interests.
In December, Charter fired its chief financial officer and chief operating officer, citing an ongoing federal grand jury inquiry into Charter's accounting practices.