St. Louis Public Radio News
2:09 pm
Tue August 10, 2004

Akin Says Intelligence Committees Should Also Oversee Funds

Akin
(UPI file photo)

St. Louis – The House Armed Services Committee heard testimony Tuesday from the two top members of the 9/11 Commission.

The hearings focused largely on how intelligence operations impact the military.

Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin serves on that committee. He says many of the commission's findings are issues his committee reported on years ago.

Akin says one change that might help make intelligence operations more efficient could come from Congress itself.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:57 pm
Tue August 10, 2004

St. Louis Man Charged in Death of Children

St. Louis – A St. Louis man was charged with two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday.

Police say Anthony Moore allegedly suffocated his two toddlers on a muddy bank of the Mississippi River in St. Louis Monday.

Assistant St. Louis Circuit Attorney Ed Postawko says bond was set at $3 million.

Two-year-old Toni Moore and her ten-month-old half-brother, Kanya Anderson were killed.

Police say the children had the same father but different mothers.

Their 25-year-old father is under psychiatric observation.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:45 pm
Tue August 10, 2004

Fuel Spill Closes I-270 in North County

St. Louis, MO – Crews are still working to clean up a large fuel spill along I-270 in north St. Louis County.

A tanker truck crashed between Lilac and Riverview Boulevard early this (Tuesday) morning.

Crews are working to remove the damaged tanker. They're also cleaning up the remaining fuel, which may be up to 2,000 gallons of ethanol.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:45 pm
Tue August 10, 2004

Amtrak Conductor Suspended Over Political Comments

Jefferson City, Mo. – A Republican Amtrak conductor was suspended
without pay for suggesting passengers vote against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.

Conductor Leslie Farr is challenging Democratic Congressman
William Lacy Clay in the November election.

On Thursday Farr was on a Kansas City-to-St. Louis train that was delayed about an hour and a half while waiting for Kerry's train to leave St. Louis for a rally in Jefferson City.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:32 am
Tue August 10, 2004

Murder Charges Expected Today in Toddler Deaths

St. Louis, MO – Police are expected to seek murder charges today (Tuesday) against a man accused of killing his two young children on a muddy bank of the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

The victims have been identified as 2-year-old Toni Moore and her younger half-brother, Kanya Anderson. Police say the children had the same father but different mothers.

Police are investigating their deaths as murders, and the father has been hospitalized for psychiatric observation.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:35 pm
Mon August 9, 2004

Salvage Crews Making Progress on Lifting Barge

St. Louis – salvage crews are making headway in retrieving a barge that sank in the Mississippi River last week.

The barge struck the Poplar Street Bridge near downtown St. Louis on August 2 and sank, forcing the Coast Guard to shut down a two-mile section of the river for two days.

Lieutenant Bill Clark says the salvage team has pulled up the rear of the barge with a crane.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:13 pm
Mon August 9, 2004

Keyes Blasts Obama on Abortion in First Day of Campaign

Chicago – Republican Alan Keyes called rival Barack Obama's views on abortion "the
slaveholder's position."

Keyes ripped Obama's voting record Monday during the former diplomat's first day on the campaign trail in the race for the U.S. Senate.

During a whirlwind round of broadcast interviews, Keyes said Obama violated the principle that all men are created equal by voting against an anti-abortion bill in the Illinois Senate. That legislation would have outlawed a form of late-term abortion in the state.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:19 pm
Mon August 9, 2004

Bond Doesn't Favor Early Voting

Sen. Kit Bond (UPI file photo)

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kit Bond says Missouri doesn't need early voting.

He's critical of a lawsuit filed by leaders including St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. The lawsuit seeks to let Missourians vote anytime between October 19th and October 27th.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:58 pm
Mon August 9, 2004

Alan Keyes Formally Enters Ill. U.S. Senate Race

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Arlington Heights, Ill. – Former presidential candidate Alan Keyes formally announced his run as the Republican candidate in Illinois' U.S. Senate race Sunday.

He'll replace former Republican nominee Jack Ryan who stepped down in late June amid embarrassing sex club allegations in his divorce records.

Keyes will face Democratic rising star Barack Obama, and his entry sets up the first U.S. Senate election with two black candidates representing the major parties.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:39 pm
Mon August 9, 2004

Police Find Toddlers Drowned on Riverbank

St. Louis – Emergency responders found two toddlers dead Monday, submerged in mud along a Mississippi riverbank.

St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa says police received a call around 3:20 Monday afternoon. He says responders found two children dead on the riverbank in the mud, one face down and one face up.

Mokwa said the children were a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl.

They were found in North Riverfront Park, south of the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

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