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9:50 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Newscast for October 1, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid
  • Drugs used in Mo. executions bump into European Union law
  • Columbia increases building permit fee
Faith/Religion
9:46 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Community works to CRUSH Hunger

Allison Whittom, Jake Thompson and Jacob Stevens prepare to put packages of food in boxes.
Kellie Kotraba/ColumbiaFAVS KBIA

Hundreds of volunteers packaged thousands of food packages to send to hunger-stricken countries during CRUSH Hunger on Sunday. 

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Education
9:34 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Banking regulator with KC ties to speak in Fulton

New America Foundation FLICKR

The former president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City will speak Monday in Fulton on the future of banking.

Thomas Hoenig's 4 p.m. lecture at Westminster College's Coulter Science Center is free and open to the public.
Hoenig is now a director and vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the number two job at the independent Washington agency.

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Politics
9:30 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Columbia increases building permit fee

The Columbia City Council approved an increase in building permit fees.
KBIA

Columbia has increased building permit fees for the first time since 1996. Last Monday, the Columbia City Council approved the fee along with several others.

Columbia has maintained the same fee for all building permits the last 16 years, but with an overworked inspection staff and need for additional revenue, the city decided to raise its permit fee.

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Education
9:15 am
Mon October 1, 2012

iPads come to Kirksville School District

nailor FLICKR

Ray Miller Elementary School will be the first school in the Kirksville R-III School District to buy iPad tablets for student use.

The Kirksville School Board approved the nearly $24,000 purchase of 50 iPad tablets last Wednesday night.

Assistant Superintendent Jane Schaper says the money used toward the purchase was left over from the year’s allotment from the federal government.

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NPR Story
9:15 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Watch This: Native American Author Sherman Alexie

Author and Spokane Indian Sherman Alexie won the American Book Award in 1996 for Reservation Blues.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 3:35 am

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Politics
9:07 am
Mon October 1, 2012

McCaskill, Akin differ on health care policy

physis3141 Flickr

Few issues have generated as much passion and attention recently as health care. Like many Democrats and Republicans around the nation, Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates are on opposites sides of the issue.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill supports and defends the health care law signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama. Her Republican challenger, congressman Todd Akin, wants to repeal it.

But there may be at least some middle ground.

Politics
8:58 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid

File Photo KBIA

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has backed millions of dollars in pet projects in recent years. He even proudly defended one for military armor during a television ad in his Republican Senate primary.

Now Akin has aligned himself with a group that wants to ban home-state spending items known as earmarks. And the membership of the Senate Conservatives Fund has pledged $290,000 to help finance his cash-strapped campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Akin denies that it's a reversal and rejects any assertion of a quid pro quo for campaign cash.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon October 1, 2012

UFO Expert Bill Wickersham

Today Paul Pepper talks UFO and ET sightings with local buff BILL WICKERSHAM.

Politics
8:47 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Drugs used in Mo. executions bump into European Union law

Nitzan Brumer FLICKR

Missouri’s plans to use the anesthetic propofol in executions may face new delays.

In May, Missouri announced it was switching to propofol after sodium thiopental, another drug commonly used in executions, became harder to acquire. But, Fresenius Kabi USA, one of propofol’s two domestic suppliers, announced last week it was instructing its distributors not to fill orders from departments of corrections in the United States.

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