Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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MISSOURI

SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Court Upholds Damage Award For Borsa

A state appeals court upheld on Tuesday a damage award of nearly $350,000 to John Borsa, who sued the Special School District of St. Louis County after he was hired and then fired as its superintendent.

The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District let stand a lower court's ruling from January that awarded Borsa the full damages he had sought for breach of contract.

Borsa had sought $315,000, the amount he would have earned had he been allowed to head the Special District for three years starting July 1, 1995. When the court added interest and court costs, the figure climbed to almost $350,000.

NOVEMBER ELECTION

Petition Signatures Are Being Checked

Secretary of State Bekki Cook says county clerks and election commissioners are checking signatures on petitions for the Nov. 5 ballot to raise the Missouri minimum wage, two term limit proposals, and renewal of a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax for state parks and soil conservation.

The minimum wage plan is a proposed law and requires verified signatures of about 80,000 registered voters. It would raise the Missouri minimum wage to $6.25 a hour on Jan. 1, with annual increases thereafter. The minimum wage is $4.25 an hour.

The other three petitions are constitutional amendments, which require verified signatures of 127,000 registered voters. Two amendments are intended to apply pressure on Congress to pass a U.S. constitutional amendment setting term limits for members of Congress. spThe parks and soil conservation proposal would extend the present tax for another 10 years. It is due to expire Nov. 8, 1998.

NATIONAL GUARD

Families Want Help Welcoming Troops

The families of 125 Missouri National Guard soldiers are looking for some help in welcoming the troops home next month.

The soldiers belong to the 1137th Military Police Co. …

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