St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is hopeful financing for a new stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals could be in place within three months or so.
Slay says efforts are on track to raise the private money needed to help build the stadium. But St. Louis County still needs to approve its portion of the project - $ 45 million. That request has yet to go before the county council.
St. Louis, MO – About 50 Missouri public health workers took part in a day-long training session Tuesday to learn how to administer the smallpox vaccine. The training comes in response to the Bush administration's recommendation to immunize thousands of health care professionals across the country.
Some medical officials have questioned the safety of treating patients who have weakened immune systems. But Dr. Robert Hamm with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says current data suggests it is safe.
Jefferson City, MO – Civic and business leaders are appealing to Missouri highway planners not to reduce the St. Louis region's transportation funding. State transportation officials say they want to devise a more objective way of distributing transportation dollars.
But local officials say MODOT's proposal would cut the region's allocation by $45 million each year starting in 2007. St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association president Dick Fleming says MODOT's proposal is ill-conceived.
St. Louis, MO – Two Catholic high schools in St. Louis County will merge because of declining enrollments.
Archbishop Justin Rigali says the archdiocese will consolidate St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy High School in Florissant with Rosary High School. The yet-to-be-named new school will open in August on the campus of Rosary.
The archdiocese will then sell the property where St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy is, with proceeds going to the Rosary campus.