Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

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ST. LOUIS Work On Abutment Shuts Adelaide Bridge The Adelaide Bridge at Interstate 70 and Hall Street will be closed for about a month while crews repair a creaky abutment, a city engineer says.

Workers for B and P Construction Co. will replace a cracked and leaning wall on the abutment, said Joe Kuss, deputy city engineer. The project will cost $80,000, Kuss said.

The bridge carries Adelaide Street over Broadway. Signs point to detours via East Grand Avenue.

***** INDEPENDENCE, Mo. Principal's Jell-O Stunt Is For Love Of Reading Patti Schumacher, principal of William Southern Elementary School, has done some weird things to get her students to read. But her latest stunt on Friday was probably the tastiest: She spent the day immersed in a bathtub of aqua-blue Jell-O in front of the school offices.

Last spring, Schumacher challenged the William Southern students to read 1 million pages. They averaged half a million pages in six months, and they reached the 1 million mark a few weeks ago.

So, on Friday, she made good on her promise and slipped into a tub filled with 30 gallons of gelatin donated by the students.

"The feet are the only part that's kind of cold, and they're not bad," she said.

Not one to let the topic of reading be upstaged by the Jell-O, Schumacher spent the day reading books to the classes who took turns visiting her. AP

***** ST. LOUIS Anchors And Reporters At KSDK Consider Strike The 25 members of a union at KSDK-TV (Channel 5) voted Sunday to authorize a strike against the station if further contract negotiations fail. The station's anchors and reporters are members of AFTRA, the American Federation of Television and Radio artists.

"This does not mean we're striking," said a member of the anchor staff. "This announces our intention to consider a strike, but we would take another vote before going out. …

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