St. Louis, MO – Now that Lambert Airport in St. Louis has federal employees screening passengers, officials are working to next install enough x-ray machines to screen all luggage. Bill Switzer, who oversees the security at Lambert, says the airport will meet the December 31 deadline to screen all luggage. He says 59 new screening machines will be installed throughout the airport.
Columbia, MO – Retiring University of Missouri President Manuel Pacheco may be considered to be the new president of the University of New Mexico, even though Pacheco says he's not interested.
The Columbia Daily-Tribune reports a group looking for Hispanics to apply for the job plans to submit Pacheco's name to the New Mexico search committee. But Pacheco said in an e-mail to the newspaper he's not interested.
St. Louis, MO – Environmentalists are hailing the St. Louis Board of Aldermen's decision Friday to give preliminary approval to a bill that would ban the incineration of medical waste in the city.
The measure requires the Stericycle Company to shut down its incinerator in north St. Louis and process the waste through environmentally safer alternatives. One such method is autoclaving, or steam treating the waste for later disposal at a landfill.