Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication.
Tuesday, Sept. 17:
KANSAS CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster hosts Urban Crime Summit, on responses to crime rates in metropolitan areas of Missouri. Panelists to include St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté, as well as state and federal prosecutors, university criminologists. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes. Contact: Nanci Gonder, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROGERSVILLE — Gov. Jay Nixon recognizes Logan-Rogersville district for its academic success and discusses his efforts to ensure student access to a quality education. 9 a.m. Logan-Rogersville High School, 4700 S. State Highway 125. Contact: Scott Holste or Channing Ansley, 573-751-0290.
KANSAS CITY — Urban Neighborhood Initiative, Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and others host job fair; scheduled employers include Quest Diagnostics, Commerce Bank, Westin/Sheraton Crown Center, Country Club Bank and others. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. James United Methodist Church, 56th and the Paseo Boulevard. Contact: Pam Whiting, 816-374-5481 or email@example.com; Katie Erwin, 816-374-5465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon makes announcement about Missouri Start Smart early childhood education initiative that aims to ensure that all Missouri children start kindergarten ready to succeed in school and beyond. 1:15 p.m. Jefferson City Day Care Center, 1002 Myrtle Ave. Contact: Scott Holste or Channing Ansley, 573-751-0290.
ST. LOUIS — Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones takes part in town hall meeting on federal health care overall. 7:30 p.m. Maryville University auditorium. Contact: 573-761-4112.
Tuesday, Sept. 17-Wednesday, Sept. 18:
FULTON — Westminster College holds two-day symposium on “Global Sport: A Common Language in a Diverse World?” Speakers to include Roberto Clemente Jr., Tori Murden McClure (first woman and American to row solo across the Atlantic), Olympic shot put medalists Christian and Terri Cantwell. More information can be found at http://www.westminster-mo.edu/churchillinstitute/symposium. Contact: Rob Crouse, 573-592-5019 or 573-291-9399, Rob.Crouse@westminster-mo.edu
Wednesday, Sept. 18:
ST. LOUIS — News conference and photo opportunity of “topping out” ceremony as final steel beam is lifted to top of new Shriners Hospital for Children under construction. 2 p.m. 4400 Clayton Ave., Washington University of School of Medicine campus. Contact: Associated General Contractors, Barb Pierce at 314-580-8593, Erin Smith at 314-807-3361 or Denise Hasty at 314-480-3181; Shriners Hospitals for Children, Tammy Robbins, 314-341-3726.
Wednesday, Sept. 18-Thursday, Sept. 19:
ST. LOUIS — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster holds final two days of Urban Crime Summit, on responses to crime rates in metropolitan areas of Missouri. Panelists to include St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Kansas City Mayor Sly James, Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté, as well as state and federal prosecutors, university criminologists. Saint Louis University School of Law, 100 N. Tucker Blvd. Contact: Nanci Gonder, email@example.com
Thursday, Sept. 19:
LEE’S SUMMIT — Employees of the Missouri Department of Transportation, city leaders, emergency responders and citizens remember fallen MoDOT workers and honor the one-year anniversary of the death of Motorist Assist Operator Clifton Scott, whose family will unveil new signs designating part of Interstate 70 as the Clifton J. Scott Memorial Highway. 10 a.m. MoDOT Kansas City District Office, 600 NE Colbern Road. Contact: Michele Compton, 816-607-2027.
KANSAS CITY — City of Kansas City holds 2013 KC Green Fair highlighting sustainable initiatives of city departments and partners, followed by tour of an urban garden site. Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Ilus Davis Park across the street from City Hall, 414 E. 12th St.; garden tour, 4:30 p.m., 18th Street and Broadway. Contact: Andy Savastino, municipal environmental compliance manager, 816-513-3460.
ST. LOUIS — Lisa Martino-Taylor, instructor in sociology at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, speaks about her research into the secret St. Louis military chemical tests in the context of the Cold War and a secretive offshoot of the Manhattan Project, the focus of which was to develop radiological weapons. 7 p.m. Terry M. Fischer Theatre, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road. Contact: Kedra Tolson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-513-4221.
Saturday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 22:
SPRINGFIELD — 22nd annual 1860s Lifestyle Exposition, with tours, activities, demonstrations about Ozarks life in the mid-19th century. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4:30 p.m. Gray-Campbell Farmstead in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Contact: Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Springfield-Greene County Park Board, 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510 (cell).
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