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KCUR Evening Newscast 11-7-08

By Steve Bell

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-787810.mp3

Kansas City, MO –

  • As GM scrambles to avoid bankruptcy, it announces planned "indefinite layoffs" at its Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kansas. There will be a total of 3600 layoffs distributed among 10 plants.
  • Missouri governor-elect Jay Nixon has named his transition team, to be headed by former Al Gore chief-of-staff Charles Burson.
  • Five city council members take Mayor Mark Funkhouser to task for his lawsuit over an ordinance that banned the mayor's wife from city hall.

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