Former General Barry McCaffrey retired from active duty in 1996 as one of the most decorated generals in U.S. Army history. He led the 24th Infantry Division on an attack into Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War, and later served as President Clinton's Drug Czar.
While in St. Louis Tuesday, he told KWMU's Matt Sepic President Bush has made the case that Saddam Hussein presents a real threat to U.S. interests.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri House Republican leaders have proposed doing away with the state's traditional budget process. Republicans are frustrated in their attempts to make cuts to government programs. So they've dropped specific dollar appropriations for the state's thousands of programs. Instead, they plan to give departments a lump sum of money to spend as they choose.
Speaker Catherine Hanaway says the plan gives department directors total flexibility, forcing them to prioritize programs.
St. Louis, MO – Two men are suing the Reverend Robert Yim, saying he sexually abused them as a childhood mentor and counselor.
One man accuses Yim of molesting him in the early 1970s at their suburban St. Louis parish in Ballwin, as well as during a trip to Kansas City. The other says Yim sexually abused him from 1989 to 1994 at the Catholic school he attended in Fenton.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis says Yim left the active ministry in 1995. Yim served as a St. Louis hospital's chaplain from 1990 until last year.