Updated 3:51 p.m. with Boeing jobs figures in Missouri
A new wrinkle of disagreement has emerged in Missouri's special legislative session on business incentives. State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Nixon now apparently are at odds over the production of military fighter jets.
An F/A-18 Super Hornet from the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Boeing, the maker of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, is now out of the running for a contract for the Indian air force.
Credit (U.S. Navy/ by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen G. Hale II/Released)
A wrongful-death lawsuit filed against former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV over the drug overdose death of his girlfriend has set off a squabble within her family. The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Busch of carelessness and negligence in the December death of 27-year-old Adrienne Martin at Busch's estate. It seeks unspecified damages for her 8-year-old son.
An autopsy identified an accidental oxycodone overdose as Martin's cause of death, though it showed she also had cocaine in her system.
Five F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft and a KC-135 Stratotanker in silhouette during an aerial refueling operation over MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. in 1998. The KC-135 is the aircraft in question in an impending announcement by the Pentagon.
The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia, Mo. The University of Missouri system is proposing an average 5.5 percent tution increase for in-state undergraduates in the next academic year. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)
The Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS), just one of the models of aircraft Boeing produces, during an unveiling ceremony in St. Louis on May 10, 2010. Reports state China will announce deals today including one to buy 200 Boeing airplanes.
A senior administration official says China will announce deals Wednesday to purchase $45 billion in U.S.
exports, including a $19 billion agreement to buy 200 Boeing airplanes, according to the Associated Press.
The official says the deal will create 235,000 jobs in the U.S.
It is important to note, however, that these planes will be commercial aircraft. Moreover, the St. Louis division of Boeing, which produces military aircraft, is unlikely to benefit directly from today's deal.
Bond in his first term as Governor of Missouri from 1973-1977. His second term was 1981-1984. (Missouri State Archives).
Governor Kit Bond and his wife, Carolyn, in January 1981, dressed for the Grand March and Inaugural Ball at the Missouri Capitol. (Missouri State Archives).
Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond addresses the 131st National Guard Association of the United States General Conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 13, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, Flickr Creative Commons User The National Guard)
Bond accepts a gift from machinists that work on the F-15 Silent Eagle jet fighter during a “70 Years of Excellence” Celebration at the Boeing in St. Louis on Aug. 27, 2009. Bond helped keep the F-15 line open. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)