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Study: Free Access To Contraception Reduces Abortion Rate

Oct 5, 2012
Birth control pills
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Giving women free access to contraception can dramatically reduce abortion rates. That's the finding of a new study out on Thursday from Washington University.

Researchers gave more than 9,000 St. Louis-area women free birth control for three years. Compared to other area women, study participants had lower rates of unplanned pregnancy, and fewer than half as many abortions.

A handbill on an unoccupied truck.
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Last week, a federal judge temporarily blocked the city of Cape Girardeau from enforcing an ordinance that bans people from placing handbills on unoccupied cars. Now, judge John Ross is making that injunction permanent.

The decision comes after the Ku Klux Klan filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming the leafleting ban infringes free speech rights. 

Tony Rothert is the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, who represented the KKK. He says it’s a victory for free speech.

Star Mizzou Football Player Arrested

Oct 5, 2012
Dorial Green-Beckham, former No. 1 college football recruit, and two other players were charged with possession of Marijuana.
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Three University of Missouri football players, including a highly-touted freshman athlete, were arrested late Wednesday night on charges of  possession of Marijuana.

 Freshman wide receiver and former No. 1 college football recruit Dorial Green-Beckham was one of the players arrested, and the MU Athletic Department says he will be suspended from this weekend’s game against Vanderbilt.

Freshmen linebacker Torey Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin were also arrested, and will also not play on Saturday.

With more job opportunities, Southeast’s Cyber Security program expands, and now has sixty-five students.
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The job market for cyber security experts continues to grow, and so does Southeast Missouri State University’s program in this field.

St. Francis Medical Center hosted the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in Cape Girardeau this Wednesday.
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St. Francis Medical Center hosted the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in Cape Girardeau this Wednesday.  Nearly three hundred physicians, supporters, and survivors attended.

Notable Cape Girardeau citizens such as Mayor Harry Rediger and prominent St. Francis Medical Center physicians volunteered as wait-staff.

Proceeds from the luncheon go to Dig For Life, which provides free mammograms for uninsured women. It is also part of the St. Francis “Pink Up Cape”.

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