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The University of Missouri Quality Elementary Science Teaching program has received a $2.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation. . .David Beckmann, prez of “Bread for the World,” wings here Oct. 14 for a lecture. The World Food Prize laureate is also president of Alliance to End Hunger. . .The Mo. Supremes have revived the class action lawsuit against Mercy Health for unfair billing practice. . .State Treasurer Clint Zweifel will be in Chesterfield tomorrow to join owners of Aero Charter, Inc., which has received a large Missouri Linked Deposit Program reward based on lender underwriting standards. Zweifel has approved $300 million in low-interest loans for the St. Louis region alone. . .Circle the date of Nov. 16 for the SLU Liver Center at the Khorassan Room of the Chase Park Plaza. . .Hundreds of Catholic church records about predator priests were just released by plaintiff’s lawyers in California. Two of them are Vincentians who studied at a seminary in Perryville. One, Fr. John Valentine Farris, worked at least nine places in the St.Louis archdiocese (most recently, in the 1980s, at St. Gabriel’s in St. Louis Hills). The other is Fr. John Edward Ruhl, who worked in Cape Girardeau (then a part of the St. Louis archdiocese). The files – 130 pages about Farris and 150 pages about Ruhl – are included. . .Florissant native and McCluer grad Dr. Tom Carter’s mug now graces marketing mailers from the Illinois College of DuPage, where he teaches physics. Under the headline “Seabee to Ph.D,” the oversized post cards tout his “real world experience” and career as a Navy diver, research physicist and telecommunications engineer before he became a professor. Carter has degrees from Drury, Rolla and Duke. . .”Monday Night Football” headlining the Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers reaped a zowie 11.9 for ESPN on Nielsen’s metered markets. . .Kudos to the Alton Telegraph photographer whose heart-wrenching shot has hit the N.Y. Times under the article, “What Did You Do When Your Child Wouldn’t Go to School?” The photo: Alton mom Kayla Edwards and her son, Lucas, on the first day of kindergarten. . .At $306 a share, Netflix streaming series has soared. . .The Atlantic’s new addition to its website features an education-focused-vertical which profiles topics on education reform and technologies’ impact on learning. M

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