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11:47 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Democrats to chair 3 Mo. House committees

Mo. State Rep. Chris Kelly, (D - Columbia) speaks at a press conference with House Speaker-elect Tilley on Dec. 1, 2010.
(Flickr Creative Commons User MoNewsHorizon, credit for photo: Tim Bommel of Missouri House Communications)

Three Democratic members of the Missouri House will chair committees next year, despite the increase in power by the Republican Party in that chamber.

Incoming House Speaker Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) told reporters at a press conference today that he picked the best qualified lawmakers to head the committees, regardless of party.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:13 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Youth orchestra remains strong after 40 years

Leonard Slatkin leads the youth orchestra in a rehearsal of \"Billy the Kid.\"
(photo by Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis – At noon on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the 90 members of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra are on stage at Powell Hall getting ready to rehearse German composer Paul Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis."

Typical Thanksgiving break plans for trombonist David Lindsay, a junior at Pattonville High School who's in his first year with the orchestra, don't include an hour and a half rehearsal.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:23 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Court orders destruction of genetically modified beets; Monsanto to appeal

A sugar beet.
(Flickr Creative Commons User Mindy.Kotaska)

ST. LOUIS – A federal judge has ordered the destruction of more than 250 acres of genetically modified sugar beets. Monsanto said Wednesday that it will appeal the ruling.

The judge's decision is part of an ongoing lawsuit brought by environmental groups seeking to prevent farmers from planting Monsanto's Roundup Ready seed until the USDA completes an environmental impact statement.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:20 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Democrats to chair 3 Mo. House committees

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Jefferson City, Mo. – Three Democratic members of the Missouri House will chair committees next year, despite the increase in power by the Republican Party in that chamber.

Incoming House Speaker Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) told reporters at a press conference today that he picked the best qualified lawmakers to head the committees, regardless of party.

Democrat Chris Kelly of Columbia will chair the budget panel for corrections and public safety.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:17 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Incoming Mo. House Speaker skeptical about tax credit report

Mo. House Speaker-Elect Steven Tilley (R, Perryville).
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Jefferson City, Mo. – The incoming Speaker of the Missouri House is hinting of a battle with Governor Jay Nixon over tax credits.

A committee appointed by the Democratic governor has recommended eliminating nearly half of the state's tax credit programs. House Speaker-elect Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) says he has doubts about the accuracy of the tax credit committee report.

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MO House
5:40 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Incoming Mo. House Speaker skeptical about tax credit report

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The incoming Speaker of the Missouri House is hinting of a battle with Governor Jay Nixon over tax credits.

A committee appointed by the Democratic governor has recommended eliminating nearly half of the state's tax credit programs. House Speaker-elect Steven Tilley (R, Perryville) says he has doubts about the accuracy of the tax credit committee report.

"My preliminary evaluation of it is (that) they've used false data and incorrect conclusions to come up with the recommendations," Tilley told reporters at a press conference today.

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Crime
4:32 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

St. Louis police shoot, wound suspected "pizza robbers"

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One of the young men, a 16-year-old, was treated for minor wounds before being taken to the Juvenile Building. A 23-year-old man was arrested while police were investigating the robberies.

The incident began around 10:50 Wednesday night, when two men held up a driver attempting to make a pizza delivery in the 4600 block of Michigan. They escaped in a getaway car parked in a nearby alley and driven by a third suspect.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:30 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Gay partner of fallen Mo. state trooper sues for benefits

ST. LOUIS – The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday in Cole County Circuit Court on behalf of Kelly Glossip, the gay partner of a Missouri State Highway patrol trooper hit and killed on Christmas Day last year. Glossip is suing for survivor benefits denied him because the men were prohibited from marrying.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:00 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

St. Louis police shoot, wound suspected robbers

St. Louis – Two St. Louis police officers are on administrative leave after firing shots at two young men who are suspected of robbing pizza delivery drivers in south St. Louis.

One of the young men, a 16-year-old, was treated for minor wounds before being taken to the Juvenile Building. A 23-year-old man was arrested while police were investigating the robberies.

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Photo of the Week
2:53 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Carrying the Torch

A girl leaps from sculpture to sculpture in Turtle Park.
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Photo by "djmark1972" on www.flickr.com.

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