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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:13 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Saint Louis Science Center to build new exhibition hall

Artist?s rendering of the new exhibition hall.
(Image credit: SLSC)

St. Louis, MO – The Saint Louis Science Center has announced it's building a new hall to house traveling exhibitions and special events.

The two-story addition will replace the EXPLORADOME, the bubble-like structure west of the main building.

Speaking at a luncheon commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Science Center, director Doug King said the EXPLORADOME was always intended to be temporary.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:23 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Job picture bleak for young

Simone Bernstein created a website to help other young people find volunteer work, www.stlouisvolunteen.com. She says a lot of her peers are looking for volunteer work this summer because they can't find jobs.
(Altman)

St. Louis, MO. – For all the teens mowing lawns, taking movie tickets, and flipping burgers, there are many who haven't been able to find work this summer.

The current recession has hit people of all ages, but it's been particularly hard on those just entering the work force.

Unemployment rates in Missouri are hovering around 9% for the general population, but it's more than double that for those between the ages of 16-24.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:43 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Circuit clerk's website lists neighborhood offenders

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis residents can check the circuit clerk's website to see a list of offenders who have been ordered to stay out of their neighborhood.

Neighborhood orders of protection are sometimes filed to keep those on probation, defendants on bond, or those who've just been released from prison from going into certain areas of the city.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:56 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Clay supports casino in north St. Louis County

St. Louis, MO – Congressman William Lacy Clay is encouraging the Missouri Gaming Commission to place a casino in north St. Louis County.

Clay sent a letter to the commission's executive director touting the economic benefits of putting a casino in an area that Clay said has "extremely high rates of unemployment."

The Democratic congressman from St. Louis said the casino could bring 1,500 full-time jobs and an economic impact of up to $300 million for the county, its cities and the state.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:29 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Cardinals president says Ballpark Village talks moving forward

St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Cardinals say talks on the long-stalled Ballpark Village project are getting underway again.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:06 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

USDA funds Missouri landowners to help birds migrating to Gulf

(Photo credit: USDA/NRCS)

St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making about $2.7 million available to Missouri landowners to help migratory birds headed for the Gulf.

The Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative aims to encourage farmers and other landownders to create and enhance wetland habitat on bird migration routes.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:26 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Stray Rescue gets $550,000 from Nestle Purina

Mayor Francis Slay and Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim with a dog from the city's pound that has been moved to Stray Rescue's facility
(photo by Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis – Nestle Purina has donated $550,000 to help the non-profit Stray Rescue finish its new shelter.

Nestle Purina Pet Care North America president Terry Block presented the check to Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim on Monday, the same day that Stray Rescue's new facility on Pine St. began accepting the 90 animals still housed at the city's aging pound on Gasconade St.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:08 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Community-run grocery brings healthy, affordable food to inner-city St. Louis neighborhood

The co-op specializes in selling produce grown within about 100 miles of the store.
(Photo credit: Art Chimes)

St. Louis, MO –
Some food co-ops are exclusive, pricey places, where health-conscious members stock up on soy milk, whole grains, and organic vegetables.

But residents of one St. Louis neighborhood are taking the co-op concept to the inner city, bringing ordinary, affordable groceries -- including fresh, local produce -- to an underserved community.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:42 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Police investigating drowning in St. Peters

St. Louis – The St. Charles County medical examiner will perform an autopsy Monday on a 22-year-old who drowned in a St. Peters pond over the weekend.

Michael Kowalewski of St. Charles went swimming with friends sometime early Sunday in the pond at Woodlands Sports Park. The pond is about five to seven feet deep.

Friends went hunting for Kowalewski, both in the dark and after sunrise, when they could not find him after getting out of the water.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:39 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Special session cost Missourians $120,000

Jefferson City, Mo – Daily living expenses and mileage reimbursement for Missouri's 197 lawmakers made up the bulk of the cost of the recently completed special session of the General Assembly.

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