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High Noon Five: Yadi's Gold, Busch Settlement, And Young Voters

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A meeting was held Tuesday night to discuss adding the Grotto sculpin, a local cave dwelling fish, to the Endangered Species List. The fish is only found in the caves of Perry County, most of which are under their industrial businesses. The Southeast Missourian’s Melissa Miller writes the Fish and Wildlife Service have 11 months to decided if the fish should be on the endangered species list and what precautious the businesses in the area would need to take to maintain its habitat.

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The August Busch wrongful-death lawsuit finally came to a settlement. August Busch IV had been sued for wrongful-death buy Adrienne Martin’s family after she passed away in his home for drug overdose in 2010.  According the St. Louis Post Dispatch, a judge approved the $1.75 million settlement agreement. Blake Martin, Adrienne’s son, will receive $1.35 million from the settlement.

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The Candidates for Third District State Senate seat showed their differences at a forum on October 25, according to The Ste. Genevieve Herald. Candidates Joe Fallert Jr. (D) and Gary Romine (R) have agreed on almost everything this campaign season, but they have different views on how to handle the economy. Fallert believes in stopping tax cuts. Romine believes the key is to reduce spending and manage the budget.

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The St. Louis Beacon's Kristin Hare reports the number of young voters will decrease this election season. In 2008, 18% of the votes were from voters age 18-29.  The Beacon reports that “in Missouri that year, 18 to 29 year-olds made up 21% of the vote, with 59% choosing Obama.” This year, experts expect the young voters to decline.

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Yadier Molina won his fifth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove award Tuesday night. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Molina ranks second for most consecutive Gold Gloves awarded to a catcher, behind Hall of Famer Johnny Bench, who won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves in 1968 to 1977.