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Missouri Government Continues Business

September 11, 2001
By: Sara Lane
State Capital Bureau

This is Sara Lane reporting from Jefferson City.

Governor Holden held a press conference this morning to address the national terrorist activity.

Holden asked Missouri state employees to stay calm.

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Contents: Governor Holden - There are no threats to state buildings and no state operations will be closed.

The governor also said he has placed state security agencies on alert to support law enforcement.

Sara Lane, Missouri Capital Caucus.


This is Sara Lane in Jefferson City.

Capitol Police have increased security at the Capitol building.

Chief of Capitol Police Lou Tedeschi explains the measures his department is taking.

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Contents: Capitol Police Chief Lou Tedeschi - We're in a state of heightened security and we've done some limited restrictions to access to the Capitol.

A spokesman for the State Highway Patrol says his officers are ready for an emergency.

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Contents: Lt. Tim Hull - They're trained in dealing with terrorist tactics and bringing any situation to a close

Sara Lane, for Missouri Capital Caucus.


This is Sara Lane reporting from Jefferson City.

About five-hundred seniors came to the state Capitol to rally for passage of a prescription drug bill.

Between singing and prayer for the victims of terrorist attacks, the seniors expressed confidence in their cause.

Spokesman Gene Bickel:

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Contents: It looks very favorable because there's bipartisan support. Both houses have passed versions of the bill.

Work should begin tomorrow to develop a final version of the bill.

Sara Lane, from Jefferson City.