St. Louis Public Radio News
1:25 pm
Mon December 1, 2003

Boeing's CEO Resigns

Former Boeing CEO Phil Condit

Chicago, Ill. – The Chairman and C-E-O of Boeing has resigned. Phil Condit said in a statement this (Mon.) morning he resigned to quote "put the distractions and controversies of the past year behind us."

The resignation comes days after Boeing fired its top financial executive, former St. Louisan Michael Sears. Sears said he negotiated the hiring of a missile defense expert while she worked for the government and was in a position to influence Boeing contracts. The former Air Force official was also dismissed.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:20 pm
Mon December 1, 2003

Some Furloughed American Air Flight Attendants Return

(UPI photo)

St. Louis, MO – More than 350 furloughed American Airlines flight attendants went back to work Tuesday, but only a fraction are based in St. Louis.

The move comes as American is increasing flights nationwide, despite making major cuts at Lambert Airport.

Liz Geiss, a spokeswoman for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, says only the most senior staff will return. "The 352 flight attendants returning does not include any of the former TWA flight attendants," she added.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:23 pm
Mon December 1, 2003

MO Legislators Start Offering Bills

(KWMU file photo)

Jefferson City, Mo. – State legislators began filing legislation today for next year's session - and a wide variety of issue were addressed.

Monday was the first day that legislators could prefile legislation.

The bills ranged from the rights of mobile home residents to cigarette taxes and human cloning.

Senator Maida Coleman of St. Louis offered legislation that she said would protect mobile home residents from being wrongly evicted, among other things.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:29 am
Mon December 1, 2003

New Boeing CEO Used to Be McDonnell Douglas CEO

Harry Stonecipher, new Boeing CEO

Chicago, Ill. – The new company president and CEO of Boeing has a St. Louis connection. Harry Stonecipher, 67, will come out of retirement to head the company. Phil Condit on Monday announced his resignation as CEO.

Stonecipher used to be the C-E-O of McDonnell-Douglas before Boeing bought that company in 1997. He worked closely with Condit for five years, serving a number of roles for the Chicago-based company before he retired last year.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:05 am
Mon December 1, 2003

More ESL Schools Under State Scrutiny

Younge Middle School (ESL Schools photo)

East St. Louis, Ill. – The state of Illinois is scrutinizing more schools in East St. Louis for keeping special education students from taking standardized tests, as a way to improve scores.

East St. Louis Superintendent Nate Anderson has already acknowledged about 100 special education students at Wyvette Younge Middle School didn't take the state's tests.

But State Superintendent Robert Schiller says state board members have discovered other schools also held some students out of the test.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:47 am
Mon December 1, 2003

AMBER ALERT: Police Search for Metro East Boy

St. Louis, Mo. – Authorities in the Metro East have issued an "Amber Alert" for a ten-year-old boy who they say was abducted from his school today.

Raymond Blake Crump-Wills was taken from the Millstadt Consolidated School by two adults, according to Millstadt police officials. He is described as a white male, 5'3", 130 pounds with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a leather jacket, gray sweatshirt, Old Navy while shirt, and black pants with a white stripe.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:34 am
Mon December 1, 2003

Talent Wants Energy Bill Passed, Durbin Doesn't

MO Sen. Jim Talent (KWMU file photo)

St. Louis, MO – Republican U.S. Senator Jim Talent of Missouri says opponents should end their filibuster of the energy bill and allow for a vote on the legislation.

A final vote on the bill, which some analysts say could cost $96 billion over ten years, was recently put off until Congress returns to Washington in January.
Talent says the legislation would benefit Missouri businesses because it encourages the development of the types of fuel being produced in the state.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:09 am
Mon December 1, 2003

Nurse Sentenced in 'Mercy Killing'

SLU Hospital (KWMU photo)

St. Louis, Mo. – A suburban St. Louis nurse was sentened to five years of probation in the death of a dying woman, a killing her attorney
claims was an act of mercy.

Daillyn Pavia of Granite City, Illinois, was originally charged with first-degree murder. She pleaded guilty today of voluntary manslaughter in a deal with
prosecutors.

Julia Dawson was being treated at Saint Louis University Hospital in 2001 after suffering a stroke. As her condition
worsened, the 86-year-old woman was placed on life-support.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:29 pm
Fri November 28, 2003

Balancing New Retail and Traffic Concerns

Bulldozers make way for a new Lowe's and Sam's Club on Hanley Rd., south of Hwy. 40. (KWMU photo)

St. Louis, MO –

Retail experts are fond of calling the day after Thanksgiving a holiday all its own. Millions of Americans will descend on malls and shopping centers for the busiest shopping day of the year.

New retail development in the St. Louis-area has given consumers a huge variety of stores to choose from, but as KWMU's Matt Sepic reports, getting to the stores will be no holiday for many shoppers.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
12:16 pm
Fri November 28, 2003

MO Deer Season Harvest Down from '02

(photo from MO Conservation Dept.)

Jefferson City, MO – Hunters in Missouri killed fewer deer this year than last. The Department of Conservation says this year's firearm's season, which ended last weekend, netted almost 208,940 deer. But that's more than 8,000 fewer than last year, when 217,435 deer were killed.

The numbers are also down in Illinois, though the firearms season in that state has not yet ended.

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