St. Louis Public Radio News
2:55 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Martinez Pleads Not Guilty In Death of St. Charles GI

Ft. Benning, GA – The decision means the case against Alberto Martinez can proceed to a grand jury.

Martinez is accused of killing 24-year-old Specialist Richard
Thomas Davis of St. Charles, Missouri. Martinez remains held without bail.

Three other soldiers are charged with concealing the death.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

St. Louis's Garden of Eden

St. Louis, MO –

Your mother always said "eat your veggies," but many peole don't eat nearly enough of them for good health. The USDA recommends as many as five servings of fruits and veggies a day.

But just shopping for high quality produce in an urban setting can be a challenge. KWMU's Hillary Wicai prepared this report on the Garden of Eden, which is working to meet that need.

Recipe for Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Fruit

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:09 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Bus Crash in Central MO Injures HS Basketball Teammates

Camdenton, MO – A bus of high school basketball players overturned late Tuesday night in central Missouri; injuring 28 people, three seriously.

The bus was from the School of the Osage, located in the small town of Kaiser (about 50 miles southwest of Jefferson City). That school's girls' basketball team was returning from a game in Richland when it crashed in the central Missouri county of Camden.

The accident was on a rural road (Route C) in southeast Camden County.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:27 pm
Wed November 26, 2003

Recruits Meet One Last Time With Students They Mentor

St. Louis, MO – "Books and Badges" pairs recruits working to become St. Louis City Police Officers with city school students who are having trouble reading. The aim is to have future officers interact with the community and also help the children learn to read and write. Karen Kalish founded the program:

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:54 am
Wed November 26, 2003

Holden Says Changes To Senior Rx Are Inevitable

MO Gov. Bob Holden (KWMU file photo)
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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:48 am
Wed November 26, 2003

Some SIUE Teachers Want Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

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Edwardsville, ILL. – A group of teachers at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville wants health benefits for same-sex partners.

The safe zone committee, which provides information and training to help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students, now wants to lobby for employees.

The group will present proposals to the faculty senates at all three SIU campuses early next year. If those faculty senates support the plan, the committee says it will then lobby SIUs governing Board of Trustees.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:42 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

I-70 Reopened after Firey Crash

St. Louis, MO – Both directions of I-70 are back open at Union Boulevard in north St. Louis city.

A tractor-trailer crashed into an abandoned car Monday night and then exploded when it hit a guardrail and concrete pillar.

The driver of that truck died; no names have been released. The accident shut down both directions of I-70 for a while. Westbound 70 opened overnight; eastbound 70 was closed until after 4:00 this morning.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:25 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

St. Louis: No Longer the Most Dangerous City in U.S.

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St. Louis, MO – St. Louis has given up its title of most dangerous city in the nation. The research firm Morgan Quitno Press makes the annual rankings based on stats from six crime categories.

In 2002, St. Louis ranked first, the most dangerous city in America. But this year's rankings, which were released Monday, put St. Louis in second place. Detroit, which held the distinction from 1999-2001, has regained the title.

Atlanta; Camden, NJ; and Washington, DC are the third, fourth, and fifth most dangerous.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:37 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

Nixon Says Sunshine Law Needs Update

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St. Louis – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon says the state's open meetings law needs to reflect advances in computer technology.

The sunshine law prohibits bodies like city councils and school boards from meeting in private.

In St. Louis Tuesday Nixon joined with several state lawmakers who plan to introduce sunshine law changes during the next legislative session. He says the proposal is not the result of any specific malfeasance.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:18 pm
Tue November 25, 2003

Boeing Fires CFO Who Used to Be St. Louis Executive

Chicago, ILl. – Boeing on Monday fired its chief financial officer for what it calls "unethical conduct."

Mike Sears used to head the St. Louis-based Missile Defense Systems. His dismissal involves a controversial plan for the Air Force to lease Boeing planes - instead of buying them - for use as refuelers.

Boeing says Sears was dismissed as the result of the hiring of former Air Force official Darleen Druyun, who was fired Monday.

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