From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
Stories by Dan Shaw include:
- 4/26/2000: Newspaper Story - A Senate resolution to dub a section of I-70 the "Derrick Thomas Memorial Highway" met with strong criticism Wednesday. One senator said he did not want the state endorsing a man who was allegedly fathered seven illegitimate children.
- 4/26/2000: Newspaper Story - A bill passed out of the House Transportation Committee was given support by a rally held outside the Capitol. The bill would eliminate the law mandating adults must wear helmets while riding a motorcycle.
- 4/20/2000: Newspaper Story - In a 86-68 vote the House rejected a bill intended to eliminate wage discrimination in the work place. It would have made it illegal for employers to create jobs with different titles, involving the same work but pay unequally.
- 4/18/2000: Newspaper Story - At a ceremony in the State Capitol today, Gov. Mel Carnahan honored the seven fire fighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the previous year. State Fire Marshall Bill Karr said this past year was the most tragic he can remember.
- 4/12/2000: Newspaper Story - The House approved by voice vote Tuesday a bill that would give people who are paid less for doing the same work the right to sue in state courts before a jury.
- 4/11/2000: Newspaper Story - Rep. Quincy Troupe, D-St. Louis City, met with Sen. Steve Ehlmann, R-St. Charles and agreed to have a cooling off period to decide how to best proceed on Troupe's allegations of racism in St. Charles.
- 4/ 7/2000: Newspaper Story - Mike Williams, a former principal of Stover High School, might lose his teaching license because he was charged with the three felonies after he caused an accident in 1996. One of the victims of the accident, Phaedra Marriot, has been appearing on billboards in a campaign to get the legal Blood Alcohol threshold for drivers lowerd from .10 to .08.
- 3/23/2000: Newspaper Story - James Henry Hampton was executed Tuesday after Gov. Mel Carnahan refused to issue a last minute stay requested by death penalty opponents who argued Hampton was incompetent due to a self-imposed brain injury.
- 3/14/2000: Newspaper Story - Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon filed suit Tuesday against a Kraft subsidiary, Columbia Foods, because they have allegedly been illegally dispoing of hot dog casings in the Boone County area.
- 3/ 8/2000: Newspaper Story - The Senate Education Committee heard a bill today that would make it illegal for schools to disclose information to the parents of students who are involved with alcohol and drug violations.
- 3/ 7/2000: Newspaper Story - Super Tuesday ended with Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore each scoring a resounding victory in Missouri's first permanent presidential primary.
- 2/29/2000: Newspaper Story - A bill raising legislators' salaries by $1500 for the next year passed the Senate, with 80% of the lawmakers voting in favor of it.
- 2/22/2000: Newspaper Story - Mothers Against Drunk Driving unveiled a new billboard campaign advocating the legal blood alcohol content for motorists. Also, Gov. Mel Carnahan came out in favor of a law that would allow police to pull over drivers who they can see are not wearing a seatbelt.
- 2/15/2000: Newspaper Story - Persons with two or more drunk-driving convictions may have to adorn their car with a sticker, which announces to the world their prior violations.
- 2/ 9/2000: Newspaper Story - Lawmakers in the House and Senate Transportation committees were heavily critical of the Highway Patrol in a session to lower the speed limits of trucks.
- 2/ 8/2000: Newspaper Story - A Senate Committee heard a proposal to name a stretch of highway cleared of garbage by the KKK, after Rosa Parks.
- 2/ 2/2000: Newspaper Story - The Senate Civil and Criminal Commission passed a bill today that would lower the legal blood alcohol level for motorists from .08 to .10.
- 2/ 1/2000: Newspaper Story - The House proposed to ban drivers from using cell phones while operating motor vehicles.
- 1/25/2000: Newspaper Story - The highway patrol superintendent came out in support of a proposal to lower the speed limits for trucks. Legislators felt this would do little to alleviate accidents such as the one that occured near Kansas City on Sunday.
- 1/18/2000: Newspaper Story - Republicans, citing poor conditions of Missouri highways, introduced a constitutional ammendment seeking to replace the state highway with commission with a Secretatary of Transportation who would be accountable to the governor. Democrats felt that this initiative would only politicize the transportation department and characterized it as an election year ploy.
- 1/13/2000: Newspaper Story - Gov. Mel Carnahan endorsed proposal to lower standard for drunk driving from .10 to .08 today, but Senate Democrats have not been quick to jump on board.