St. Louis Public Radio News
12:17 pm
Wed August 18, 2004

Nader Comes Up Short on Ballot Signatures in Missouri

Ralph Nader (file photo)

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Secretary of State's office says Ralph Nader's supporters are short of the number of signatures needed to get the independent presidential candidate on the state's November ballot.

He needed 10,000 valid signatures. Backers turned in 12,893, but only 9,006 were ruled valid.

Secretary of State spokesman Spence Jackson says a court challenge is allowed within ten days.

Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese says the campaign is checking into how it might appeal, and would consider going to court.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:10 pm
Wed August 18, 2004

First Lady Rallies Women In St. Louis

Laura Bush in St. Louis Tuesday (UPI photo)

St. Louis, MO – At a suburban St. Louis hotel, Mrs. Bush spoke about her husband's plans to institute permanent tax relief and strengthen education.

The First Lady also touched on issues of particular importance to women. She called for medical liability reform, noting that obstetricians face some of the highest malpractice insurance premiums in the industry:

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:42 am
Wed August 18, 2004

ACT Scores Up in Missouri & Illinois

St. Louis, MO – Students in Missouri and Illinois both improved scores on the ACT test this year.

Missouri students averaged 21.5 out of 36. That's above the national average of 20.9.

Illinois students averaged just under the national mark at 20.3. But Illinois is also one of just two states (the other is Colorado) to require all students to take the test.

Average
ACT Scores: A Comparison

Grads
who tested

'04 Avg.
'03 Avg.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:28 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Holden Appoints Jacob to Government Job

KWMU file photo of Ken Jacob

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden has appointed state Senator Ken Jacob to another government job.

Jacob lost a bid to be the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor just two weeks ago. The appointment Tuesday would give him a full-time job as chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. That board hears appeals in workers and unemployment compensation cases. It also holds hearings on matters related to the prevailing wage.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:21 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Meningitis Shot a Must for Some Students in Missouri

UM-St. Louis is among those universities where the vaccine requirement applies. (KWMU file photo)

St. Louis, MO – Some students headed to public universities in Missouri this month might also be getting a meningitis vaccination.

A new state law requires all students who live on-campus to either get a shot for the bacterial infection or sign a statement refusing the shot. Students won't be able to register for class until they do one or the other.

Lawmakers enacted the law after a student at Northwest Missouri State University died of meningitis two years ago.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:54 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Talent Still Undecided on Need for 'Intelligence Czar'

Sen. Jim Talent (KWMU file photo)

St. Louis, MO – Missouri U.S. Senator Jim Talent says he still hasn't decided whether he supports the idea of a so-called 'Intelligence Czar' for the country.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:01 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Shooting Near Northeast MO School Not Connected to School

Shelbina, MO – The search continues for a man who shot another man near South Shelby High School in rural northeast Missouri this morning (Tuesday).

The shooting happened at around 7:30 about a mile-and-a-half north of the school.

Shelby County R-Four Schools Superintendent Tim Hadfield says
that while students remain on summer break, football and softball players were practicing. They were ordered inside the
high school while the search continues for the shooter.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:59 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Laura Bush Will Campaign Today in St. Louis

First Lady Laura Bush (White House photo)

St. Louis, MO – First Lady Laura Bush will campaign for her husband in suburban Frontenac this afternoon (Tuesday).

She'll speak a "W Stands for Women" rally about the President's work on issues important to women. She attended similar rallies Monday in Florida.

The event starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac hotel (1335 South Lindbergh).

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:46 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Season Tickets at New Mizzou Arena Sell Out

An 'Internet Cam' view of construction at the Paige Arena. (photo from mizzou.edu)

Columbia, MO – Officials at the University of Missouri said Monday that season tickets for the first basketball season at the new Paige Sports Arena have sold out.

The school says season ticket sales increased by more than 26% from last year. Coach Quin Snyder says its evidence of Mizzou fans' devotion to the basketball program.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:43 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

First Lady Rallies Women In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – At a suburban St. Louis hotel, Mrs. Bush spoke about her husband's plans to institute permanent tax relief and strengthen education.

The First Lady also touched on issues of particular importance to women. She called for medical liability reform, noting that obstetricians face some of the highest malpractice insurance premiums in the industry:

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