St. Louis, MO – A ceremony Sunday at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy marked the end of the school's $42 million renovation project. It took 2.5 years to finish; the campus in the Central West End now includes a residence hall, central power plant, and a quad area. The academic building and parking garage were also expanded.
The college, with about 900 students, is the only fully accredited private and independent school in the U.S. that's exclusively dedicated to pharmacy studies.
St. Louis – The St. Louis area's three largest grocery chains are defending their hiring of temporary replacement workers in the event of a work stoppage next week.
About 10,000 unionized employees are in a contract dispute with Schnuck's, Dierberg's and Shop & Save.
The union has filed an unfair labor practice claim against the Greater St. Louis Food Employers' Council that says stores are hiring temporary employees at the same wage as a more experienced employees.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has historically been thought of as a childhood affliction that kids eventually outgrow. But in reality, ADHD can and often does continue into adulthood. Friday (Oct. 3) in suburban St. Louis, mental health advocates are hosting a seminar to examine the lifelong impact of the disorder. KWMU's Kevin Lavery prepared this report.
Jefferson City, MO – Sheriffs across Missouri should expect applications to carry concealed weapons in the mail soon.
The Missouri Sheriffs' Association has sent about 120,000 of them, saying the paperwork should be in place when the new concealed carry law takes effect on October 11.
The group also made up forms for instructors to sign to certify an applicant has passed the required gun-training course. Lawmakers last month overrode a Governor's veto, which made conceal carry the law.
Jefferson City, MO – The state of Missouri has plans to get more seniors enrolled in the state's prescription drug program. The hope was to sign up 55,000 Missourians when the SeniorRx debuted in July, 2002.