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KCUR Morning Newscast 10-17-08


Kansas City, MO – The president of Kansas Speedway says if smoking is banned in casinos, developers may not go through with plans to build the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino.

Peace activists were disappointed but not surprised when the Kansas City council passed plans for a defense plant to build non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons.

A half million dollars worth of copper is missing from Berkeley Riverfront Park in Kansas City.

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is asking Governor Matt Blunt to call the General Assembly into special session next month to aid poorer Missourians with their utility bills.

Republican nominee Kenny Hulshof says if elected governor of Missouri, he'll use the state's Rainy Day fund to pay for job creation.

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