Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Law Students Honor Judge Edwards

St. Louis Circuit Judge Jimmy Edwards won the Theodore McMillian Award Thursday night at a reception given by the Black Law Students Association of St. Louis University Law School.

Edwards got the award for making an exceptional contribution to the community.

Connie Johnson, a second-year law student at SLU and a member of the association, said students admired Edwards for his accomplishments. Edwards also is "very accessible to help students and always gives words of advice and encouragement," Johnson said.

The reception honored all black judges in the St. Louis area. The special award was established last year to honor Theodore McMillian, a judge of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

***** ST. LOUIS Cable Firm Appeals Rate Rollback

TCI Communications of St. Louis, the city's cable televison company, has appealed a rate rollback the Board of Aldermen ordered in March. The appeal also seeks to cancel a 39-cent monthly rate credit the board ordered.

The appeal was filed last week with the Federal Communications Commission, which has yet to rule. Earlier this week, the city filed a motion asking the FCC to dismiss the appeal, said Larry D. Stone, the city's cable division manager. The rate decrease is set to take effect May 1. It would drop the monthly charge for basic cable television to $10.35 from $10.74.

Customers also would receive an additional 39-cent credit for eight months, which would be reimbursement for paying the higher rate from September through April.

Officials with TCI could not be reached to comment.

***** ST. LOUIS Complaint Targets Virvus Jones

St. Louis Alderman James Shrewsbury has filed a complaint against Comptroller Virvus Jones with the Missouri Ethics Commission concerning Jones' campaign-financing practices. …

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