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Carnahan made children a priority

April 5, 2001
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

The son of the late governor Mel Carnahan was emotionally moved as he accepted an award for his late father's work for children. Aaron Cummins has more--

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Russ Carnahan spoke before an audience of nearly 300 parents, teachers, and counselors.

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Contents: Russ Carnahan says his father would have been very happy to win the award.

The Children's Trust Fund award is given annually for work in developing public policy to prevent child abuse.

From the start, Carnahan made protecting Missouri's children a top priority.

On his first day as Governor in 1993, Carnahan sat down for lunch with schoolchildren.

He also signed one of the state's biggest tax increases to benefit education.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.