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Women Spring Luncheon

Apr 24, 2017

Carol Sanborn is a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Rolla.  Every Year the Episcopal Church Women have a Spring Luncheon.  KMST's Norm Movitz talked with Carol about this year's event.

Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan. He called it his Contract With The American Voter. Among other things, it called for the full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions," and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward."

   The Missouri S&T Lady Miners used a pair of sixth inning rallies to sweep past Drury 3-1 and 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the S&T Softball Field. The Lady Miners (17-22, 9-9 GLVC) broke a 1-1 tie in the opener with a pair of runs in the sixth and then scored the game winner on a sacrifice fly in the sixth in the nightcap.

   CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A bronze statue of a little girl chasing butterflies has been reinstalled at a Cape Girardeau park after being vandalized.

 The Southeast Missourian  reports that the statue of Melaina was stolen in January from Melaina's Magical Playland in Cape County Park North. After police were able to recover it, donations poured in to replace the vandalized statue.

   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A jury has recommended a prison sentence of up to 25 years for the last of three men convicted in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl at a Kansas City water park.

   A Jackson County jury made the recommendation late Monday, three days after convicting Ce-Antonyo Kennedy of second-degree murder in the 2015 death of Alexis Kane.

   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A worker who died during an explosion at an ammunition plant in Missouri has been identified as a 55-year-old man from suburban Kansas City.

   The U.S. Army says Lawrence Bass, of Blue Springs, Missouri, died Tuesday after the blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence.

   Contractor Orbital ATK, which operates the plant, says Bass had worked there 35 years and was an operator in the primer mixing operation.

   KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two sisters injured in a Kansas waterslide accident that killed a state lawmaker's 10-year-old son have reached a settlement with the water park's owner.

   Attorney Lynn Johnson on Wednesday confirmed the out-of-court deal with the Schlitterbahn park over the "Verruckt" slide accident last summer.

   Johnson wouldn't reveal details of the settlement. The sisters' names haven't been publicly released.

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - The National Football League says there is "no legitimate basis" for a lawsuit filed over the Rams' 2016 relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles.

   The city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the region's sports authority filed suit Wednesday, naming the NFL and all 32 teams as defendants. The suit, filed in St. Louis, seeks unspecified but "extensive" damages and restitution.

   The lawsuit alleges the Rams failed to meet league relocation rules when leaving for Los Angeles before last season, constituting a contractual breach with St. Louis.

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators have passed a buyout program targeting homes near a St. Louis-area Superfund site.

   Senators voted 30-3 Wednesday to send the measure to the House. It would allow residents to apply for buyouts for homes found uninhabitable due to contamination or within 3 miles of sites with high levels of dissolved radium in groundwater.

   The measure is aimed at homes near Bridgeton Landfill and adjacent West Lake Landfill, where Cold War-era nuclear waste was buried in the 1970s.

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri House and Senate budgeters want to spend $100,000 on the state's Amber Alert system.

   The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday locked in a House plan to replace and expand the alert system for missing children.

   Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown says the company providing the program went bankrupt, so the state needs to pay for another system.

   Money budgeted for next fiscal year also would cover an expansion of the program.

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has defeated a proposal to allow voters to decide in 2018 whether to raise gas taxes by nearly 6 cents per gallon to fund improvements to thousands of miles of state highways and hundreds of bridges.

   Legislators struck down the proposal 51-103 on Wednesday. Supporters say it would have put to voters a ballot initiative to help mitigate the effects of aging roadways throughout the state.

   Missouri S&T's football team will close out its spring practice season Thursday night as the Miners will hold their annual spring game beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Allgood-Bailey Stadium.  Admission to the spring game is free.  The Miners will have 65 players in uniform for Thursday's contest, including seven players that earned All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors in the 2016 season. 

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - A mushroom hunter's discovery of a human skull in woods near a retirement community in Missouri's St. Louis County led to the finding of more remains.

   Investigators say the body appears to have been at the site for months.

   St. Louis County police handling the investigation say the mushroom hunter found the skull about 5 p.m. Monday. The other remains were located Tuesday.

   Authorities are asking anyone with information about the find to call police.

   COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A church in Columbia, Missouri, has decided to become a sanctuary congregation in response to recent national political discourse that threatens immigrants and refugees.

   The Columbia Missourian  reports the Unitarian Universalist Church voted Sunday to join an effort called the National Sanctuary Movement, which has the support of 400 congregations across the country.

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - The second-rated chess player in the world is the winner of the 2017 U.S. Chess Championship.

   Wesley So captured his first national title Monday in St. Louis, his first. Meanwhile, Sabina Foisor won her first women's championship title.

   The event, considered the most elite chess tournament in the U.S., took place over the past two weeks at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis.

   So, who is 23, won the $50,000 grand prize in a playoff round against Alexander Onischuk.

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a year when congressional town hall meetings have often turned angry, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is wading into predominantly Republican areas of Missouri to host a series of them this week.

   McCaskill's first town hall will be Wednesday at Jefferson College in the eastern Missouri town of Hillsboro. She also plans to meet with constituents Wednesday in Sikeston and Fulton; on Thursday in Hannibal, St. Joseph and Parkville; and on Friday in Springfield and Rolla.

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House is advancing a proposal to limit fees collected by private lawyers who are contracted by the attorney general's office.

   The House gave the measure initial approval in a voice vote Tuesday.

   The proposal would create tiered caps ranging from 15 percent for recoveries of less than $10 million to 2 percent for more than $20 million. Private lawyers couldn't get more than $10 million in fees from judgments and settlements.

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is creating a new task force to find ways to reduce government boards and commissions, although a similar panel already exists.

   Greitens signed an executive order Tuesday creating a 12-person task force to study the state's more than 200 boards and commissions.

   Greitens in a statement said the new state task force will shrink government.

   JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate budget leader is setting up a showdown with the House over some of the state's education expenses.

 Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Brown said Tuesday that he wants to put a break on House plans to provide K-12 schools the full amount of basic aid called for under a state law.

 Brown says he wants to wait because the House budget plan depends on a proposal to eliminate a tax break for seniors and disabled renters.

   Republicans in the Missouri Senate are pushing a bill they say will improve public schools and meet one of Governor Eric Greitens’ goals for the 2017 session. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin has more:

   In his State of the State Address, Greitens called for the creation of education savings accounts, which parents could use for school expenses such as textbooks and tutoring.

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