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High Noon Five: Akin Likens McCaskill To A Canine, Flaming Flying Lanterns, Missouri Meth

According to the St.Louis Post Dispatch, Missouri will play a big role in the Presidential Debates tonight. Anheuser-Busch InBev is a prominent sponsor of the debate and has been for the last 20 years. Although donation amounts are not made public, A-B Inbev is believed to be the largest donor to the Commission on Presidential Debates. They also provide food and beverages for the night as well.

Missouri on the rise for again for Meth lab seizures in 2012. According to Southeast Missourian’s Scott Moyers, Methamphetamine labs seized by law enforcement hit 1,250 by Sept. 1. Experts say these figures would be higher if it wasn't for the new highly addictive prescription drugs becoming the drug of choice.

Todd Akin recently compared his opponent Claire McCaskill to a dog Saturday night at a fundraiser event. According to the Kansas City Star’s Steve Kaske, in audio leaked to PoliticMo, Akin said “She goes to Washington, D.C, it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, you know, ‘fetch’.”He continues to say, “She goes to Washington, D.C., and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies, and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”

According to the Southeast Missourian, Isle of Capri will make its last presentation at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning to the Missouri Gaming Commission. The commission will provide recommendations on potential changes before the Casino can receive its license. The license is not actually presented to the casino until the doors open at 10:30 a.m. on Oct 30.

Fire safety experts are warning people against using sky lanterns, according tothe Kansas City Star. The floating paper and wire lanterns make a great sight, but firefighters says they are “balls of flame turned loose to fly who knows where.”

Samantha Powers was a student web coordinator for KRCU in 2012-2013.
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