St. Louis, MO – The National Institutes of Health has awarded close to two million dollars to the University of Missouri-St. Louis to study potential drugs to treat the virus that causes cervical cancer.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually-transmitted disease in the United States. Health officials estimate that at least half of all sexually active people will become infected with HPV at some time in their lives.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has taken the afternoon off to play golf at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The outing comes even though several bills, including ethics reform legislation, remain unfinished. Senate President Pro-tem Charlie Shields (R, St. Joseph), who does not play golf, defends the break from work.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri will be the first state to let citizens vote on whether to defy the federal health care law signed by President Obama.
The Missouri House today passed legislation authorizing a referendum stating that citizens and employers cannot be forced to participate in any public or private health care system. It's designed to challenge the new health care law that requires most Americans to have health insurance or face fines.
St. Louis – Amnesty International will release a report Tuesday detailing the findings of its investigation into the capital murder case of Reginald Clemons.
Clemons was one of four men convicted in the 1991 rape and murder of Julie and Robin Kerry. The sisters and their cousin were forced to jump from the Chain of Rocks bridge in north St. Louis. The cousin survived.