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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:04 pm
Mon September 14, 2009

Health officials push swine, seasonal flu vaccines

St. Louis – Research at St. Louis University and seven other locations has found that most adults will need just one dose of a vaccine against the H1N1 swine flu.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:42 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Lambert Airport firefighters to hold drills this week

St. Louis – Firefighters will be conducting training exercises near Lambert Airport in St. Louis this week.

Airport firefighters say the work will involve the use of live burns as part of their drills, which run from Monday to Wednesday. The training will happen at a secured site near the
airfield.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:40 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Officials urge Missourians to get flu shots

St. Louis – State health department Director Margaret Donnelly is urging Missourians to get vaccinated against both the seasonal flu and the new H1N1 strain.

On Monday, Donnelly will tour a Saint Louis University facility that is overseeing clinical trials for a swine flu vaccine. The school is one of several across the country that is testing flu vaccines for safety and effectiveness.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:38 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Authorities investigating possible suicide of Blagojevich aide

Chicago – Investigators say it'll be three to six weeks before they know what caused the death of a fundraiser for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Officials said yesterday they are waiting for toxicology tests on 51-year-old Christopher Kelly.

Before he died Saturday at a hospital in Chicago, Kelly told police that he'd overdosed on a prescription drug.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:32 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Planning commission approves zoning for north St. Louis County casino

Clayton, MO – The St. Louis County Planning Commission has recommended that the County Council approve zoning changes that would allow a casino to be built along the Mississippi River in North County.

The changes are just the first step in the approval process. Developers want to build a casino, entertainment complex and golf club on nearly 380 acres south of the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:32 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Planning promises on the north side, from Pruitt-Igoe to Paul McKee

Pruitt-Igoe in the 1960s (photo: U.S. Geological Survey)

St. Louis – The heart of developer Paul McKee's ambitious plan for St. Louis' North Side is an empty lot that was once home to the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex.

In the 1950s, Pruitt-Igoe was touted as a model of urban planning, but it became a high profile failure.

McKee is making even bigger promises and says a more diverse plan to attract jobs and residents will help turn things around in North St. Louis.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:45 am
Mon September 14, 2009

Martinez out as Mo. Economic Development chief

Linda Martinez
Greenblatt (UPI)

Jefferson City, MO – Linda Martinez has stepped down as Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Her resignation comes on the heels of rumors that Governor Jay Nixon had been unhappy with her performance.

Press Secretary Scott Holste would not comment on that, other than to say the governor appreciates the work she did during her tenure.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:04 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Nixon orders D.O.I. to examine insurance reimbursements

Gov. Jay Nixon (UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Jefferson City, MO – Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri Department of Insurance to look into complaints that health insurance companies are unreasonably delaying reimbursements to doctors and hospitals.

The complaints number in the hundreds, according to Insurance Department spokesman Travis Ford.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:19 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

9/11 remembered at Mo. Capitol

Vendors and emergency responders set up tent displays on the South Lawn of the Mo. State Capitol on the 8th anniversary of 9/11.
Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Emergency responders and volunteers in Jefferson City marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the South Lawn of the State Capitol Building.

Vendors handed out free food, soft drinks and information about their services to passersby as state officials talked about the importance of service and of remembering the victims of 9/11.

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder emphasized that Patriots Day day should primarily be a day of remembrance.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:51 am
Fri September 11, 2009

Missourians honor those killed eight years ago

St. Louis – Communities across the area are marking the eighth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks today.

At the Hispanic Festival in downtown St. Louis, organizers are setting up a traditional altar to honor people killed on 9/11.

The Saint Louis University College Republicans are planting 2,977 American flags on campus, and in O'Fallon, Mo., a ceremony to honor first responders begins at 8.30 a.m.

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