Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

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THE NATION

WASHINGTON

Campaign Finance Amendment Rejected The Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have let Congress set contribution and spending limits for campaigns for federal offices. The vote was 61-38 against the measure, far short of Sr the two-thirds majority, 67 votes, a constitutional amendment requires to clear the Senate. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the chamber's leading opponent of campaign finance revision, said the measure would curb First Amendment free-speech rights. NEW HAMPSHIRE Vote Honoring Dr. King Falls One Shy New Hampshire lawmakers came one vote short Tuesday of joining the rest of the nation with a holiday honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After a stormy 90-minute debate, the House failed by a 177-178 margin to adopt a bill passed by the Senate that would have added King's name to the state's Civil Rights Day. The House then voted not to take up the issue again until 1999. "The state of New Hampshire will stand as a beacon light for bigotry," Rep. Jane Kelley said. New Hampshire, specifically mentioned by King in his "I Have a Dream" speech, remains the only state in the union that does not honor the slain civil rights leader with a holiday. Instead, it has a compromise Civil Rights Day on the third Monday in January, the same day the 49 other states celebrate King's birthday. SOUTH CAROLINA Citadel Faulted In Dealing With Women A report released Tuesday faulted officials at The Citadel for their handling of the integration of women and recommended that the formerly all-male military college hire more female officers. The report, by a committee comprised of former Citadel officials, community leaders and a female graduate of the Air Force Academy, said The Citadel's leaders had failed to develop and communicate a plan for assimilating women. It made 13 recommendations, including the further integration of barracks and evaluating the school's fourth-class system, an aggressive style of training new cadets to be leaders. NEW YORK Woman Who Was Raped In Coma Dies A nursing home patient who was raped while in a comalike state and gave birth without ever regaining consciousness has died at age 30. The woman, identified only as Kathy, died over the weekend at an upstate New York health care center, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The cause of death was withheld. The woman fell into a chronic vegetative state after a car wreck in 1985. A decade later, she was raped by a nurse's aide. Her Roman Catholic family ruled out an abortion and decided to raise the boy, whose first birthday was Tuesday. On Feb. 27, John Horace, 53, was convicted of raping the woman. He could get up to 25 years in prison at sentencing March 27. Elsewhere In The Nation: Century-old buildings and a modern overpass were cracked, bottles were tossed off shelves and nerves rattled Tuesday by a magnitude-5. …

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