St. Louis, Mo – The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing's St. Louis operations with a $20 million contract.
The money will help a Boeing division based in St. Louis as it develops a version of a 737 jet that could potentiallyreplace certain aircraft currently in use.
The money is not a final selection of the aircraft. It's intended to provide funds for the next phase of development.
Boeing spokewoman Kathleen Cook says it's an indication the Navy is pleased with what the company has accomplished so far.
St. Louis, Mo – The Saint Louis University men's basketball team scored an upset of the number two team in the nation last night.
The Billikens beat Louisville 59-58, and ending the Cardinals' 17-game winning streak.
Marque Perry hit the game-winning basket with 3.2 seconds to play. Perry had five points in the last 13 seconds.
Saint Louis improves to 9-12 over-all, and is 3-7 in Conference USA. Louisville, 18-2 and 8-1, had won 17 in a row since a two-point loss to Purdue in the second game of the season.
St. Louis, MO – British TV producers are looking for about 20 St. Louisans to come to London to offer opinions about US policy on a new show.
The show will be called America on Trial. Producers say they want to put the St. Louis area residents on camera as part of astudio audience focus group.
The program will be moderated by British journalist Jon Snow. It will take a closer look at US foreign policy and America's role in the post-September 11 world.
Jefferson City, MO – The reasons why women are seeking abortions in Missouri could be reported to the state, under a bill before a state Senate committee.
The legislation sponsored by St. Charles Republican Chuck Gross also would require doctors to provide more detailed medicalinformation on abortion procedures.
Supporters of the bill say it would provide important information for lawmakers and policy-makers. Opponents say the bill would be an invasion of a woman's privacy.
By Matt Sepic, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – The former Famous Barr site in South St. Louis will soon become a shopping center.
Mayor Francis Slay and other city officials announced Wednesday a $30-million plan to develop the 10-acre lot at Kingshighway and Chippewa.
The mayor says South St. Louis has a large, but untapped retail market.
Cleveland-based Developers Diversified Realty, DDR, will build the 97-thousand square-foot center and line up tenants.
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