St. Louis, MO – America's greatest victory in men's World Cup Soccer will soon be the subject of a major motion picture. The Game of Their Lives tells the story of an American team that stunned the international soccer community in a highly unexpected win over England 53 years ago.
St. Louis, Mo. – The rain and mud have been a problem for many Labor Day activities across Missouri. Rain washed out the annual Springfield Labor Day parade.
The parade in Downtown St. Louis stepped off as planned this morning from Broadway and Market. While 33 labor unions took part in the soggy celebration, the rain kept much of the anticipated crowd at home. The route ended at 14th and Market Streets.
Washington, DC – NPR's Andrea Seabrook profiles Missouri Republican Roy Blunt, who was named the U.S. House Minority Whip after just seven years in office. This story aired on Morning Edition. To hear it, click here.
This was a good year for labor unions in Illinois. Because of complete Democratic control of state government, the unions were able to play offense rather than defense in working their legislative agenda.
Illinois Public Radio's Bill Wheelhouse prepared this report on some of 2003's union victories.
St. Louis, MO – Monday (Labor Day) is the last day visitors at the St. Louis Zoo can go inside the giant birdcage known as the 1904 Flight Cage. The zoo is closing it for a year Tuesday for renovations.
The cage was supposed to be moved to National Zoo in Washington after the 1904 World's Fair, but the city of St. Louis exercised its option to buy it for $6,000. That move eventually led to the zoo's creation.
The cage measures 228 feet long, 84 feet wide, and 50 feet high.