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2008-07-09 15:00:26

By William C. Lhotka, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 9--UPDATED, 10:40 a.m. CLAYTON -- Linda Moore and Margaret Milster, two former office employees of Laborers' Local 110, reached an agreement with the union this morning, ending their sexual harassment and wrongful termination suit in St. Louis County Circuit Court. The resolution of the case in the court of Judge James R. Hartenbach was the result of negotiations between Steven Cohen and Adam Goffstein for the plaintiffs and Frank...

2008-07-09 06:00:21

By Kim Mcguire, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 9--EAST ST. LOUIS -- Citing its economic value to surrounding communities, dozens of people on Tuesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grant a crucial air permit to a Sauget hazardous waste disposal facility which operated for years without one. The federal agency issued Veolia Environmental Services a draft permit last month and will decide by mid-September whether to issue a final permit. In 2003, the Illinois EPA issued...

2008-07-09 06:00:14

By Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 9--ST. PETERS -- Comfortable behind the wheel of a pickup and dressed in jeans, a work shirt and boots, Adolphus Busch IV doesn't exactly fit the mold of a beer baron. He's said to prefer the trappings at Elmer's, a tavern in the Old Town section of St. Peters, to those of a country club. He has never worked directly for Anheuser-Busch, and while becoming wealthy from its stock and beer distributorships, he has mostly stayed out of the...

2008-07-08 12:00:49

By Ken Leiser, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 8--A chartered plane carrying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and others landed safely Monday at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after the pilot reported a flight-control problem. Federal investigators promised a comprehensive review of Monday's unscheduled landing that will include a close look at an emergency evacuation slide that partially deployed inside the plane's tail cone. The Midwest Airlines MD-80 took...

2008-07-08 06:00:23

By Tim Bryant, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 8--BRANSON, Mo. -- Louise Harrison had a dream. She dreamed her younger brother, George, had not died of cancer. He was healthy and happy to see her. Louise told George to move to Branson, buy a big house and sit in with a Beatles tribute band, the Liverpool Legends. When Louise's dream ended, she woke up and "just cried my eyes out," she said recently. Louise has spent the past few years in Branson, working with the Liverpool Legends and...

2008-07-07 21:00:10

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 7--Frustrated in its attempts to discuss a takeover proposal with Anheuser-Busch Cos., Belgian brewer InBev will urge shareholders to throw out Anheuser-Busch's entire board and elect a new group proposed by InBev. Anheuser-Busch slammed the announced maneuver as a self-serving effort by InBev to buy Anheuser-Busch for a price the board of the St. Louis-based brewer recently called "financially inadequate" and not in the best interest...

2008-07-07 18:00:10

By Ken Leiser, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 7--ST. LOUIS -- A chartered plane carrying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made a precautionary landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport this morning after the pilot reported a flight-control problem. The Midwest Airlines MD-80 had taken off from Chicago's Midway Airport and was en route to Charlotte, N.C., where Sen. Obama, D-Ill., is scheduled to take part in a town hall meeting. Some time after takeoff, the...

2008-07-06 18:00:13

By Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 6--By Elisa Crouch ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 07/06/2008 The storm moving toward St. Louis was only a passing rain shower, but it was a potential calamity for Bob Kile. As the man who oversees roadway construction for the Highway 40 (Interstate 64) rebuild, Kile cringed at the thought of losing more paving time to weather. On a recent Tuesday, he'd been up since 3:30 a.m. checking weather radar, first on his home computer, then at the...

2008-07-06 18:00:10

By Jo Mannies, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 6--By Jo Mannies POST-DISPATCH POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT 07/06/2008 ST. LOUIS -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday told a roaring crowd of religious African-Americans at the America's Center that they should have no doubt of his commitment to his Christian faith, his nation or his political principles. In an address filled with religious and patriotic references, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president told delegates attending...

2008-07-05 12:00:13

By Steve Giegerich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 5--By Steve Giegerich ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 07/05/2008 Winfield -- The last time Dennis Carver saw the Pin Oak levee, National Guard and emergency crews were blanketing it with sandbags, an epic last stand to protect the town of Winfield from the Mississippi River. Seated in the stern of a Lincoln County Fire and Rescue boat Friday afternoon, Carver got his first look at the futility of the effort he helped coordinate as the chief...