St. Louis, MO – When the clock struck 12 on New Year's Day, it also meant every bag at every U-S airport had to be inspected. Screeners at St. Louis Lambert Airport, though, beat that deadline by a couple days. They started inspecting all bags on Monday.
Bill Switzer, who runs Lambert's security, says passengers who showed up at the airport this week found a slightly new routine to getting on a plane.
St. Louis, MO – The New Year's Eve "First Night" party returns to St. Louis tomorrow night, but many communities are cutting back or canceling festivities due to tight budgets and sparse giving.
First Night parties, family-oriented festivities that emphasize the arts, will be held in 139 cities this year, 21 fewer than last year.
But First Night returns to St. Louis, where dancers can tango, disco or swing until a midnight fireworks show. Kelly Webber, the event's executive director, says fund-raising was a, quote, "challenge."
St. Louis, MO – Missouri media have voted the U.S. Senate battle between Democrat Jean Carnahan and Republican Jim Talent as the top news story of 2002.
Talent ousted Carnahan in the November fifth general election.
Threads of the story reach to 2000, when Mrs. Carnahan's late husband, Governor Mel Carnahan, died in a plane crash. The crash and the nation's first posthumous election of a U.S. Senator combined for that year's top Missouri news story.