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SLU NEWS 22 ± 03/04/10 SCRIPT [NEWSCAST #10 ± SPRING] (JOHNSON) VIDEO AUDIO TEASE TEASE JOHNSON: GOOD EVENING I¶M KAREEM JOHNSON. JOHNSON: WE¶LL HAVE A LOOK AT SPRING BREAK FORECAST FOR YOU; DAVID AND MEGHAN HAVE BEEN WORKING HARD ON THAT. JOHNSON: THE PRESIDENT ISSUES AN ULTIMATUM FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM JOHNSON: HOW DID THE BILLIKENS DO LAST NIGHT AGAINST TEMPLE? WE¶LL TELL YOU IN SPORTS. JOHNSON: THAT AND MORE, NEXT ON SLU NEWS 22. END BLOCK BLOCK1 JOHNSON: THANK¶S FOR BEING WITH US ON THIS THURSDAY EVENING. OUR TOP STORY IS SPRING BREAK. SLU STUDENTS HAVE BEEN STUDYING HARD FOR MIDTERMS AND NOW THEY ARE GETTING A WELL DESERVED BREAK. METEOROLGIST MEGAN DWYER IS HERE WITH A LOOK AT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW¶S WEATHER. THE WEATHER HAS BEEN VERY NICE THE PAST FEW DAYS. HOW¶S IT SHAPING UP FOR TOMORROW? DWYER: (FIRST WEATHER) JOHNSON: THANK YOU, MEGHAN. NATIONAL RETAILER NORDSTROM IS INVITING MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED CONSTRUCTION VENDORS TO ATTEND A PROJECT PREVIEW OF ITS NEW STORE AT SAINT LOUIS GALLERY, REPORTS THE ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. THE DEPARTMENT STORE COMPANY SAID IT IS SEEKING SUBCONTRACTORS FOR THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PORTION OF THE PROJECT, AS WELL AS VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS. THE PREVIEW AND BRIEFING IS SCHEDULED FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON TUESDAY AT THE SHERATON CLAYTON PLAZA, 7730 BONHOMME

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AVE. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. THE NORDSTROM AT THE SAINT LOUIS GALLERIA IS SLATED TO OPEN SEPT. 23, 2011, AFTER A YEARLONG DELAY DUE TO THE WEAKENED ECONOMY AND A DROP-OFF IN CONSUMER SPENDING. JOHNSON: THE MISSOURI HOUSE HAS GIVEN PRELIMINARY APPROVAL TO BLOCK A GOVERNMENT MANDATE TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE, REPORTS BUSINESS WEEK. THE PROPOSED STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WOULD BAN PENALTIES OR FINES FROM BEING LEVIED AGAINST INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS WHO OPT OUT OF INSURANCE AND PAY DIRECTLY FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE. MEDICAL PROVIDERS COULD NOT BE PENALIZED FOR ACCEPTING DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR HEALTH CARE. THE STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED 113-40 ON WEDNESDAY AND NEEDS ANOTHER VOTE IN THE HOUSE BEFORE MOVING TO THE SENATE. IF APPROVED BY LAWMAKERS, IT COULD APPEAR ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. JOHNSON: THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS¶ RESIDENCY LAWS COULD CHANGE SOON, REPORTS NEWSRADIO 1120 KMOX. ST. LOUIS CITY REQUIRES CITY WORKERS TO LIVE IN THE CITY. POLICE OFFICERS DON¶T HAVE TO AFTER THEY¶VE BEEN WITH THE FORCE FOR SEVEN YEARS. 14TH WARD ALDERMAN STEPHEN GREGALI INTRODUCED CHANGES TO THE RESIDENCY CHARTER LAST MAY. GREGALI SEES SEVERAL ADVANTAGES TO THE CHANGE....SUCH AS OPENING UP THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT POOL...HE ALSO SAYS IT'S NECESSARY IF THE CITY OF SAINT LOUIS WANTS TO JOIN FORCES WITH SAINT LOUIS COUNTY. FRIDAY, THE BILL GETS A SECOND READING AND COULD BE VOTED ON NEXT FRIDAY....IF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN PASS THE BILL, THE MEASURE GOES BEFORE CITY VOTERS. WHEN WE COME BACK, THE POSTAL SERVICES IS PROPOSING MAJOR CHANGES TO HOW YOU GET YOUR MAIL, AND A LITTLE LATER, THE CHILEAN GOVERNMENT SAYS THE REBUILDING COULD TAKE YEARS. STAY WITH US FOR MORE

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SLU NEWS 22. END BLOCK. BLOCK2 JOHNSON: THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE WANTS TO CUT SATURDAY DELIVERY OF MAIL. THE AGENCY HAS BEEN BATTLING LARGE DEFICITS THE PAST FEW YEARS, WITH A 297 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2009. THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS USUALLY THE POSTAL SERVICE'S BEST PERFORMING QUARTER BECAUSE OF HOLIDAY MAILINGS. ESTIMATES PREDICT THE POSTAL SERVICE WILL DELIVER ABOUT 150 BILLION PIECES OF MAIL IN 2020, A DROP OF ABOUT 26 BILLION PIECES IN 2009. THE POSTAL SERVICE IN PREVIOUS YEARS HAS SUGGESTED ENDING DELIVERY ON SATURDAY, AND FOCUS ON THE DELIVERY DURING MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. JOHNSON: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1.3 MILLION CHEVROLET AND PONTIAC CARS TO FIX POWER STEERING MOTORS THAT CAN FAIL. THE RECALL EXTENDS TO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND MEXICO. THE AFFECTED CARS ARE 2005 TO 2010 CHEVROLET COBALTS, 2007 TO 2010 PONTIAC G5S, 2005 AND 2006 PONTIAC PURSUITS SOLD IN CANADA, AND 2005 AND 2006 PONTIAC G4S SOLD IN MEXICO. THE AUTOMAKER HAS SAID THAT THE CARS ARE SAFE TO DRIVE, BUT THE CARS WILL BE HARDER TO STEER WHEN THE CAR IS MOVING UNDER 15MPH. GENERAL MOTORS WILL RECEIVE 1.3 MILLION NEW POWER STEERING MOTORS AND WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS WHEN THE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. JOHNSON: A USA TODAY/GALLUP SURVEY OF AMERICANS SHOWS THAT THIRTY-ONE PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK THAT TOYOTA AND LEXUS VEHICLES ARE NOT SAFE TO DRIVE, WITH 55 PERCENT THINK THE CAR MAKER WAS SLOW TO RESPOND TO SAFETY DEFECTS. TOYOTA HAS RECALLED OVER EIGHT MILLION VEHICLES WORLD-WIDE DUE TO A DEFECT THAT CAUSES THE CAR TO HAVE UNCONTROLLED ACCELERATION AND BRAKING FAILURES THAT HAVE HURT THE AUTOMAKER'S REPUTATION FOR QUALITY. TOYOTA IS ALSO FACING A DECREASE IN SALES AFTER RECALLING MORE THAN 6 MILLION VEHICLES.

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JOHNSON: FORMER CONGRESSMAN HAROLD FORD JUNIOR RETURNED TO HIS MSNBC JOB TUESDAY AFTER ANNOUNCING HE WOULD NOT RUN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE IN NEW YORK, STATING THAT HE WOULD HAVE WON THE PRIMARY BUT WORRIED THAT A PARTY BATTLE WOULD HAVE EMBOLDENED REPUBLICANS. THE FORMER TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO DIVIDE THE PARTY AND INCREASE THE CHANCES OF REPUBLICANS TAKING SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND'S SEAT, A SEAT SHE WAS APPOINTED TO BY GOVERNOR PATERSON LAST YEAR WHEN HILARY CLINTON WAS BECAME U-S SECRETARY OF STATE. JOHNSON: WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY ROBERT GIBBS HAS BEGUN INCREASING PRESSURE ON THE CONGRESS TO COMPLETE THE HEALTH CARE REFORM LEGISLATION, SETTING MARCH 18 AS THE DEADLINE FOR FINAL PASSAGE OF THE BILL. THE WHITE HOUSE DEADLINE GIVES CONGRESS EXACTLY TWO WEEKS TO PASS A VERSION OF THE CURRENT SENATE-APPROVED BILL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND PASS A SECOND BILL WITH CHANGES IN BOTH CHAMBERS. THE PRESIDENT HAS INDICATED SUPPORT FOR RECONCILIATION, WHICH WOULD PROTECT THE FINAL BILL FROM REPUBLICAN FILIBUSTER IN THE SENATE. JOHNSON: THE STATES OF NEW YORK, FLORIDA, AND PENNSYLVANIA ARE IN THE GROUP OF 16 FIRST-ROUND FINALISTS IN THE ³RACE TO THE TOP,´ A FEDERAL GRAND COMPETITION WHERE STATES COMPETE FRO A SHARE OF $4 BILLION IN SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS. FORTY STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUBMITTED PROPOSALS IN THE COMPETITION, AND THE FIRST ROUND WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON APRIL 1. UNDER THE FEDERAL RULES OF THE COMPETITION, THE AWARDS STATES COULD RECEIVE COULD VARY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF STUDENT POPULATIONS IN THEIR STATES, WHERE THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND NEW YORK COULD WIN $350 MILLION TO $700 MILLION. HOWEVER, THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, ARNE DUNCAN,

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CAN APPORTION FUNDS AS HE SEES FIT. JOHNSON: IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT, THE RECONSTRUCTION FROM LAST WEEKS QUAKE IN CHILE COULD TAKE UP TO FOUR YEARS, THE PRESIDENT OF CHILE MICHELE BACHELET (mee-SHELL bah-cheh-LET) TOLD CHILEAN RADIO TODAY. THE COUNTRY IS RECOVERING FROM A DEVESTATING 8-POINT-8 EARTHQUAKE THAT HAS KILLED OVER 800 PEOPLE. SHE HAS SAID THAT IT WOULD TAKE INTERNATIONAL AID AND MOST OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT¶S MANDATE TO REBUILD. PRESIDENT ELECT SEBASTIAN PINERA (sehbahs-TYEHN peen-YEH-rah) WILL TAKE OVER NEXT WEEK. THE COST OF DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED BETWEEN $15 BILLION AND $30 BILLION DOLLARS. "CHILE HAS THE RESOURCES FOR A NUMBER OF ACTIONS, BUT WE WILL HAVE TO ASK FOR CREDIT FROM THE WORLD BANK AND OTHER ENTITIES," MS BACHELET SAID. MR PINERA SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD BE ONE OF RECONSTRUCTION, WITH A PLAN OF FOUR CLEAR STAGES - "TO COPE WITH THE EMERGENCY NEEDS OF CITIZENS, FIND PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL MISSING, PROVIDE PROMPT AND TIMELY ASSISTANCE TO THE SICK AND WOUNDED, AND RESTORE LAW AND ORDER SO THAT PEOPLE CAN RETURN TO PEACE". JOHNSON: SUICIDE BOMBERS ATTACKED TWO POLLLING PLACES IN BAGHDAD, KILLING AT LEAST SEVEN SOLDIERS, AND ANOTHER EXPLOSION AT A POLLING PLACE THAT WASN¶T IN USE KILLED SEVEN CIVILIANS. THE BLASTS HAPPENED WHILE EARLY VOTING IN IRAQI (EEROCK-EE) NATIONAL ELECTIONS WAS GETTING UNDERWAY FOR SUNDAY¶S NATIONAL ELECTIONS. MANY OF THE PEOPLE TAKING PART IN EARLY VOTING ARE SOLDIERS, AND MEDICAL STAFF THAT ARE NEEDED FOR SUNDAY WHEN THE MOST OF THE VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE. SUNDAYS ELECTIONS MARK THE SECOND NATIONAL VOTE SINCE THE U-S LED INVASION OF IRAQ IN 2003, AND WILL MARK THE FIRST ELECTION THAT NO MAJOR POLITICAL BLOC IS BOYCOTTING THE ELECTIONS. JOHNSON: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU (behn-yah-MEEN neht-an-YAH-hoo)

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SPOKE WITH HIS CABINET AFTER THE ARAB LEAGUE ENDORSED INDIRECT PEACE TALKS FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR MONTHS YESTERDAY IN CAIRO. NETANYAHU HOPES TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS WITH PALESTINIANS NEXT WEEK. THE PRIME MINISTER HAS SAID THAT DIRECT TALKS ARE NECESSARY TO REACH A PEACE AGREEMENT, BUT FEELS THAT INDIRECT TALKS ARE A GOOD START TO THE DIPLOMATIC PROCESS. PEACE TALKS BROKE DOWN OVER A YEAR AGO, AND THE PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT TO RETURN TO NEGOTIATING UNTIL ISRAEL STOPS SETTLEMENT CONSTRUCTION IN THE WEST BANK AND EAST JERUSALEM. PALESTINIANS HAVE REJECTED A PARTIAL FREEZE. PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THAT THE FIRST OBJECTIVE IN THE TALKS IS CHARTING THE BORDERS OF A FUTURE PALESTINIAN STATE. JOHNSON: ABOUT 63 PEOPLE WERE KILLED EARLIER TODAY IN NEW DEHLI AFTER A STAMPEDE OCCURRED AT TEMPLE OFFERING FREE UTENSILS AND FOOD. OFFFICIALS HAVE GIVEN CONFLICTING NUMBERS FOR THE DEATH TOLL, WITH SOME SAYING 61 PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED. 37 CHILDREN DIED, AND THE REST WERE WOMEN A DEPUTY POLICE SUPERTINDENT TOLD CNN. THE TEMPLE WAS HOLDING A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN HONOR OF A DEAD WOMAN AT THE SAME TIME. AT LEAST 60 OTHERS WERE INJURED IN THE FRENZY. A SIMILAR INCIDENT HAPPENED IN 2004 WHERE 20 WOMEN WERE KILLED IN A FRENZY FOR FREE SARIS OFFERED AT A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF A LOCAL POLITICIAN. JOHNSON: AFTERSHOCKS ARE CONTINING IN TAIWAN AFTER A 6.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE STRUCTK THE ISLAND NATION LAST NIGHT AT 7:20 EASTERN TIME, IN A MOUNTAINOUS REGION ABOUT 25 MILES NORTHWEST OF TAITUNG ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST. RESIDENTS IN SOUTHERN TAIWAN HAVE REPORTED CRACKS IN SOME BUILDINGS AND MAJOR BRIDGES, WITH SOME DISRUPTIONS IN TRAIN SERVICE. TWO SMALL HOTELS NEAR THE EPICENTER WERE NOT DAMAGED ACCORDING TO CNN. EARTHQUAKES ARE COMMON ON THE ISLAND, WHICH IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF MARYLAND AND DELAWARE COMBINED. THE

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LARGEST RECORDED QUAKE TO STRIKE TAIWAN WAS AN 8.0-MAGNITUDE QUAKE IN 1920, BUT THE WORST EARTHQUAKE DISASTER STEMMED FROM A 7.1-MAGNITUDE QUAKE IN 1935 THAT KILLED MORE THAN 3,200 PEOPLE -FOLLOWED BY A 6.5-MAGNITUDE QUAKE THAT KILLED MORE THAN 2,700 PEOPLE THREE MONTHS LATER. JOHNSON: CHINA¶S DEPUTY U-N AMBASSADOR HAS SAID THAT SANCTIONS CANNOT RESOLVE CONCERNS ABOUT IRAN¶S (EE-RAHN) NUCLEAR PROGRAM, AND IS SUPPORTING DIPLOMATIC NEGOTIATIONS TO ACHIEVE AN AGREEMENT. THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER NATIONS ARE PUSHING FOR A FOURTH ROUND OF SANCTIONS BECAUSE OF IRAN¶S REFUSAL TO HALT URANIUM ENRICHMENT. CHINA HAS CALLED ON IRAN TO INCREASE IT¶S COOPERATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY TO REMOVE DOUBTS ABOUT IT¶S NUCLEAR PROGRAM. JOHNSON: WHEN WE COME BACK. IT¶S SETTLED. SCIENTISTS ARE NOW CERTAIN WHAT KILLED OFF THE DINOAURS. KOELLER/DWYER: WEATHER TEASE BLOCK3 JOHNSON: WELCOME BACK TO SLU NEWS 22. DAVID/MEGHAN IS BACK WITH US WITH OUR MIDTERMS WEEK OUTLOOK. MORE SUN AND WARMER TEMPS? KOELLER/DWYER: (WEATHER AD-LIB) (UNTIL END OF 7-DAY FORECAST) JOHNSON: AS ALWAYS YOU CAN KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST WEATHER CONDITIONS ON OUR WEBSITE SLUTV DOT SLU DOT EDU SLASH WEATHER. SCIENTISTS HAVE NOW CONCLUDED WHAT KILLED OFF THE DINOSAURS. AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM NOW SAYS THAT AN ASTEROID, AND NOT VOLCANOES ARE WHAT WIPED OUT THE DINOSUARS 65 AND HALF MILLION YEARS AGO. THE SCIENCE MAGAZINE ASSESSMENT INVOLVED A 41-MEMBER TEAM OF SCIENTISTS LED BY GEOSCIENTIST PETER SCHULTE OF GERMANY. SCIENTESTS LOOKED AT HUNDERS OF LAND AND SEA-FLOOR CLAY LAYERS TO

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EXAMINE MICROSCOPIC FOSSILS AND CHEMISTRY DATING TO THE EVENT. WHAT THEY FOUND SUGGESTS A SINGLE 6-MILE-WIDE ASTROID TRAVELLING NEARLY 50,000 MILES PER HOUR CRASHED INTO EARTH IN THE YUCATAN PENINUSULA IN MEXICO. JOHNSON: MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY NOTICED THAT THE DAILY SHOW AND THE COLBERT REPORT WILL LEAVE THE MEDIA STREAMING SITE HULU DOT COM. IN A BLOG HULU BLOG POST ON TUESDAY, THE HULU ANNOUNCED THAT THOSE SHOWS, AND HANDFUL OF OTHER SHOWS ON COMEDY CENTRAL WILL COME DONE AT 11:59 PST NEXT TUESDAY. THE COLBERT REPORT AND THE DAILY SHOW CAN BE WATCHED AT COLBERT NATION DOT COM AND THE DAILY SHOW DOT COM. YOU CAN READ THE BLOG POST ON OUR WEBSITE SLUTV DOT SLU DOT EDU. JOHNSON: CURIOUS WHAT FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND LINKED IN ARE WORTH? MASHABLE DID A LITTLE RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT THAT FACEBOOK IS WORTH 11.5 BILLION DOLLARS, TWITTER 1.4 BILLION DOLLARS, AND BUSINESS NETWORKING SITE LINKED-IN IS WORTH 1.3 BILLION. JOHNSON: IN ENTERTAIMENT, BUZZ ALDRIN, THE SECOND MAN ON THE MOON, WILL BE ON THE NEXT SERIES OF DANCING WITH THE STARS. THE EIGHTY-YEAR-OLD FORMER ASTRONAUTCALLED WALKING ON THE MOON WILL BE EASY COMPARED WITH PARTICIPATING ON HIT CELEBRITY DANCING SHOW. ALDRIN WILL DANCE WITH PROFESSIONAL ASHLY COSTA. HE TOOK ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE INSTRUCTION IN THE EARLIER YEARS, AND WENT TO MANY FORMAL DANCES IN HIS YEARS AT WEST POINT. JOHNSON: THE CHAUFFER WHO TOLD THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOW CALLING IT ALL A MISUNDERSTANDING. MIODRAG MEJDINA ISSUED A STATEMENT EARLIER TODAY APOLOGIZING TO MODEL NAOMI CAMPBELL WHO HE ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HIM ON TUESDAY. "I HAD AN ARGUMENT WITH NAOMI CAMPBELL. I GOT ANGRY AND OVERREACTED. IT WAS A MISUNDERSTANDING AND I REGRET INVOLVING

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THE POLICE. THIS WHOLE THING HAS BEEN BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION AND I APOLOGIZE TO MS. CAMPBELL FOR CAUSING THAT TO HAPPEN." ON TUESDAY, MEJDINA CALLED 911 AND TOLD COPS THE SUPERMODEL HAD WHACKED HIM WHILE HE WAS DRIVING IN MIDTOWN AND THEN FLED ON FOOT. HE WITHDREW THE COMPLAINT THE SAME DAY AND COPS HALTED THEIR HUNT FOR THE TEMPERAMENTAL CATWALKER - WHO HAS TWO PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS FOR SIMILAR INCIDENTS, REPORTS THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. JOHNSON: WHEN WE COME BACK, BILLIKEN SPORTS. BACK IN 2 MINUTES. END BLOCK BLOCK4 WELCOME BACK TO SLU NEWS 22. FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK, THE BILLIKEN MENS BASKETBALL CAN¶T GET THE W, COMING UP SHORT AGAINST TEMPLE LAST NIGHT. THE BILLIKENS WERE¶NT ABLE TO GET ANY POINTS ON THE BOARD, GOING 7:28 WITH A SCORE, IN A LOSS TO NO. 20 TEMPLE IN A 57-51 LOSS. WILLIE REED HAD 16 POINTS AND CHRISTIAN SALECICH ADDED 10 FOR THE BILLIKENS (19-10, 10-5 ATLANTIC 10), WHO LOST FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THREE HOME GAMES. DESPITE THE LOSS, SAINT LOUIS STILL REMAINS IN SOLE POSSESSION OF FOURTH PLACE IN THE A-10 AFTER CHARLOTTE FELL AT RHODE ISLAND, 8058, ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SAINT LOUIS WILL NEED TO WIN ITS SEASON FINALE SATURDAY AT DAYTON OR RECEIVE SOME HELP IN ORDER TO EARN A FIRST-ROUND BYE IN THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT. THE BILLIKEN WOMEN WILL TAKE TO THE COURT TOMORROW TAKING ON ST. BONAVENTURE IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE A10 CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY, MARCH 5. GAME TIME AT SHOW PLACE ARENA IN UPPER MARLBORO, MD., IS 4:30 P.M. (CT). IN BILLIKEN BASEBALL, THE 4 AND 4 BILLS MET THE WESTERN ILLINOIS LEATHERNECKS YESTERDAY HERE IN ST. LOUIS. BOTH TEAMS USED A COMBINED 12 PITCHERS. BUT BILLIKENS COULDN¶T GET THE WIN, POSTING ONLY 3 RUNS

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TO THE THE LEATHERNECKS 4. WIU'S CHRIS MACEK PICKED UP THE WIN AFTER TOSSING TWO SCORELESS INNINGS. FIVE DIFFERENT BILLIKENS ACCOUNTED FOR SLU'S FIVE HITS. JERRY MANCUSO AND ANDREW GUERRA BOTH HOMERED, AND BEN BRAATEN, JOHN MYERS AND ZACH MILLER ALL SINGLED. SLU STARTER TOMMY COOVERT WAS CHARGED WITH THE LOSS ON THE MOUND AFTER ALLOWING A RUN ON FOUR HITS IN TWO INNINGS OF WORK. HE STRUCK OUT THREE AND WALKED NONE. THE BILLIKENS HEAD TO PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA., WHERE IT WILL PLAY FOUR GAMES BEFORE RETURNING TO THE BSC FOR A REMATCH AGAINST WIU NEXT TUESDAY. IN FLORIDA, SLU FACES FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON FRIDAY, OHIO STATE IN A DOUBLEHEADER SATURDAY AND DUQUESNE SUNDAY.

GOLFING LEGEN JACK NICKLAUS THINKS TIGER WILL BE BACK ON THE TOUR FOR NEXT MONTH¶S MASTERS. "IT WOULD SURPRISE ME IF HE DIDN'T PLAY AT AUGUSTA. MY GUESS, AS A GOLFER, IS THAT HE WILL WANT TO. "HIS PERSONAL LIFE IS HIS PERSONAL LIFE. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER AND HE IS A SENSATIONAL GOLFER. HE IS A GREAT ATHLETE, AND HE'LL FIGURE OUT HIS OWN PROBLEMS." WHEN WE COME BACK A LAST LOOK AT THAT SPRING BREAK FORECAST.

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