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Education funding
4:01 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Gaming dollars coming in lower than expected

Missouri’s K-12  schools could face even tougher funding hurdles this year thanks to the slumping gaming industry.

A document provided to the Associated Press today shows Missouri’s 12 casinos were projected to generate about $372 million. That was based on the assumption that removing loss limits would generate more revenue.

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clay mine cited
3:21 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Mo. mine referred to attorney general for clean water violations

This image from Google maps shows the approximate location of the Monroe Co. mine under investigation by attorney general Chris Koster
(screenshot from Google Maps)

A northeast Missouri clay mine faces criminal charges over violations of the state's Clean Water Law.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the Joe Gilliam Mining Company hasn't had a permit to operate the mine since July 2009. Before its previous permit expired, mine owners didn't submit required annual reports and fees.

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Starkloff funeral
2:56 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Services set for disability rights pioneer

Max Starkloff on June 20, 2008, when he received a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
(Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

Funeral services for disability rights pioneer Max Starkloff have been set.

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New bridge
2:17 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Miss. River Bridge gets back on schedule

The site of the new Mississippi River Bridge at the foot of Mullanphy St. in north St. Louis.
(Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

Crews working on the new Mississippi River Bridge have gotten the $640 million project back on track.

Flooding meant that for the months of May, June, and July, it wasn't safe for crews to be working below the water line, says project manager Greg Horn. That wiped out 81 construction days.

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St. Louis Symphony
12:53 pm
Wed December 29, 2010

Kevin McBeth appointed director of IN UNISON Chorus

The St. Louis Symphony has appointed Kevin McBeth director of the IN UNISON chorus. (St. Louis Symphony)

The St. Louis Symphony has appointed Kevin McBeth, director of music at the Manchester United Methodist Church, as the new director of the IN UNISON chorus. The IN UNISON chorus members attend more than 30 churches in the St. Louis African American community.


Fred Bronstein, president and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony says McBeth will continue to bring the chorus's music to a wider audience.

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Transportation
11:22 am
Wed December 29, 2010

MoDOT seeking suggestions on state rail plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking public suggestions about the state rail plan. (MoDot)

The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking Missourians to take an online survey about the state rail plan. Through the survey, MoDOT is seeking information about rail services, challenges, opportunities, costs and benefits from the public's point of view.



"It's always a challenge to pay for all the transportation services and improvements Missourians tell us they want, so how the state invests our rail transportation dollars says a lot about our priorities and has a major impact on the state's economy. " - MoDot Director Kevin Keith.

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Morning round-up
8:55 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Morning headlines: Coleman text messages, Mo tatoos, Il Budget

A new Missouri proposal triples the fees for tattoo artists in the state. Officials says the fee increase is needed to finance its oversight of the growing industry. (Flickr Creative Commons, madaboutasia)

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Missouri Botanical Garden
6:11 am
Wed December 29, 2010

First global plant list available online

The English Oak, Quercus robur. (RBG Kew)

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London have completed the first comprehensive list of world plant species.

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The Gateway Arch
6:11 am
Wed December 29, 2010

Gateway Arch design team to refine plan

MVVA's preliminary plans for the Arch grounds include a historic landscape pond. (CityArchRiver website)

The design team selected to reconfigure the 91 acres surrounding the Gateway Arch is refining their concept. The team is expected to present a more detailed plan next month.

A design jury selected the concept created by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in late September.

Now the MVVA team has 90 days to refine that vision and create a more detailed plan to present to the public early next year.

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CRIME
2:43 pm
Tue December 28, 2010

Three charged in fatal Christmas Eve shooting in St. Charles

A patch from the St. Charles, Mo. Sheriff's department. Three individuals have been charged in a Christmas Eve shooting near a St. Charles area Bass Pro Shop store. (via Flickr/conner395)

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that three men have been charged today in the Christmas Eve drug-deal shooting that killed a local football player from St. Charles.

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