St. Louis, MO – A couple hundred people stood on the steps of St. Francis Xavier Church in Grand Center to protest a possible war against Iraq.
The candlelight vigil is a weekly event, but the group last night heard from some people who had just returned from Washington and this past weekend's anti-war rally.
Kelly Rose, a grad student at St. Louis University, was among those who made the trip. She said the rally in Washington was a boost to people who previously had kept their opposition to military action secret.
East St. Louis, IL – Questions over how former East St. Louis City Manager Harvey Henderson died have revived his widow's efforts to collect on two insurance policies.
The insurers have withheld payments because the Illinois State Police determined Henderson contributed substantially to his own death. Henderson fell off the Poplar Street Bridge in August with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his body.
But recently publicized evidence suggests foul play was involved, which may sway the insurance companies' decisions.